Carlis E. “Kelly” Roth

Carlis E. “Kelly” Roth, age 79, of Sioux Falls, SD and formerly of Sheldon, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

His services will be 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa with Fr. Allan Reicks ~ officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Ashton, Iowa.

Visitation will be Monday, December 10, 2012 after 4:00 P.M. with the family present after 6:00 P.M. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon; A Christian Wake Service will be at 7:00pm with a Knights of Columbus Rosary at 7:30pm the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home in Sheldon is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to: St. Patrick Catholic School or a Donation in Kelly’s name, to your favorite charity.

Online memorial condolences may be sent to:

Arrangements under the care of Vander Ploeg Funeral Home, Sheldon, Iowa

Carlis “Kelly” Roth was born April 29, 1933 on a family farm 1.5 miles west of Ashton, IA. He is the son of Louis and Margaret Matilda (Staudacher) Roth and one of 10 children. At age 5, he survived Polio. In 1952, Kelly graduated from St Joseph’s High school in Ashton. After serving in the army and attending several colleges, he went to work on a ranch in Crawford, NE and eventually moved back to work on the Beldt Ranch as a hired man. After working on the Beldt Ranch, he returned to the family farm where he worked in various construction jobs, building grain elevators and roads. He helped in building parts of the Big 4 Soybean Plant and went to work for the plant in 1960. In the late 60’s, he was hired to sell feed and later changed to sell agronomy products; he retired after 37 years of working for Cenex/Land O Lakes in 1997.

On August 19, 1961, Kelly married Doris Baune at St Joseph’s Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD. They made their home in Sheldon, IA, where they raised their 3 children until they moved to Sioux Falls, SD on Labor Day 2009. Kelly passed away on December 5, 2012 at Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, Florida due to complications from a heart attack, reaching the age of 79 years, 7 months and 6 days.

Kelly was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Sioux Falls, SD and a past member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, Iowa; he was also an Honorary Life member of the Sheldon Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed long camping trips with his family and brother-in-law, Virgil and especially enjoyed the western mountains, with his favorite being, Glacier National Park. His hobbies and interests included refinishing furniture, beekeeping, fishing, golfing, dancing, reading western novels and hiking in the mountains. When Kelly and Doris retired they enjoyed spending winters at Avon Palms in Bowling Green, FL where they have many close friends.

Kelly is survived by his wife of 51 years, Doris; his sons, Jim of St. Anthony Village, MN; Paul of Sioux Falls, SD and his daughter, Julie Roth and her husband, Lewis Casson of Sioux Falls, SD. He is also survived by his 5 brothers and 4 sisters as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

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