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Elaine Roth

February 24, 1926 ~ March 4, 2018 (age 92)

            Elaine Lois Roth, age 92, of Guttenberg, IA, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.  Elaine was born February 24, 1926, the daughter of Charles and Fannie (Ross) Rodas in rural Guttenberg.

            Elaine was baptized and confirmed at the Evangelical Church in Elkader. She graduated from the Elkader High School in 1943.  On August 20, 1947, Elaine married the love of her life Theodore (Ted) Roth at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader.  To this union they were blessed with three children: Dennis, Dean and Diane. On March 17, 1985, Ted and Elaine joined St. John’s Lutheran Church where they both remained members until their passing.

            Elaine was always said to be very loving and kind as well a devoted wife to Ted. She could be found with homemade sweets in her home as she was a fantastic cook and baker.  In her younger years she loved to go square dancing, tending to her garden, knitting dishcloths, or watching the Iowa Hawkeyes or the occasional soap opera As the World Turns. She could always be found supporting the Band Boosters or the Hospital Auxiliary. 

            Elaine will be forever loved and cherished by her 3 children, Dennis (Virginia) Roth of Guttenberg, Dean (Lindy) Roth of Rochester MN, and Diane (friend Paul)  Bockenstedt of Guttenberg; 7 grandchildren, 13 Great-Grandchildren; brother Lowell (Maureen) Rodas of Strawberry Point; sister-in-law Charlene Rodas of Strawberry Point; many nieces and nephews.

            Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ted in 2015; siblings Phyllis O’Rourke, Don “Bud” Rodas, Betty DeRuiter; sisters-in-law: Dorothy Wilson, Katherine Clinton; brothers-In-Law: Arthur O’Rourke, Arnie DeRuiter, Bob Wilson, Gary Clinton, Art & Al Roth.

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