Harold A. Roth, 91, of San Diego, CA formaly of Scott Citty, Mo died peacefully on Wed. Feb. 24. He
was born August 19, 1924 in Illmo to Arthur and Ella Retzel Roth. He and Juanita Heuer were married on
Novermer 20, 1943 in Cape Girardeau.
Harold dedicated 31 years of service to the Pacific/Cotton Belt Railroad as a Conductor.
Harold served during WW II in the U. S. Army from Nov. 1943 till Dec. 1945. He was part of the
landing at Utah Beach in German-occupied France in 1944 under General Omar Bradley’s First Army
and later under General George S. Patton of the 90th Division. During the Battle of Saint Lõ, Harold
was severely injured. Among the medals received were the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, the
Combat Infantry Ribbon with 4 battle stars, and France’s highest award the Legion of Honor. He was
a life time member of VFW Post 3838 and DAV Chapter MO16 as well as a member of Grace
Lutheran Church in Escondido, CA.
Loving survivors include his wife Juanita, son Dennis Roth, a daughter Nancee (Rick) Ludwig,
a grandson Eric(Janine) Ludwig all residing in San Diego, a sister Ruby Scherer of Scott City.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Arvel and Marvin.
A funerl service will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in San Diego on Mon. Feb. 29, 2016
with Pastor James Young officiating. A graveside service will be held on Fri. Mar. 11, 2016 at
Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau at 10:00 am with Rev. Berry Pfanstiel officiating. Burial at
Lorimier Cemetery will be accorded with full military honors.
Arrangements by Alhiser-Comer Mortuary in San Diego with Local arrangements by McCombs
Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
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