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Maynard Ernest Roth




Born: June 21, 1929

Death: August 3, 2013

Maynard Ernest Roth, age 84 of Clarksville, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest and Lena, sister Ernestine (Thaddeus) Wigfield, daughter-in-law Ilene Roth and brother-in-law Donald Yeiter. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marcia; sons Robert and Martin, daughter Kristine (Doug) Dozeman, sister Betty Yeiter; grandchildren, Jolene, Michael, and Matthew Roth, Stephen and Tom Dozeman; also nieces and nephews. Maynard had been president of the Ionia County Farm Bureau and a member of the Holstein Association, Dairy Herd Improvement Association, Michigan Milk Producers Association and the Independent Cooperative of Milk Producers Association. He loved rural life and enjoyed collecting antique John Deere tractors. Maynard also enjoyed traveling. His greatest trip was to communist Russia where he visited collective farms with Bill Schuette, who at that time was Secretary of Agriculture of Michigan. A funeral service will be celebrated Monday 11:00 a.m. at Elmdale Nazarene Church, 11830 Drew, Alto MI 49302. Rev. Nathan Gray presiding. Interment Clarksville Cemetery. Visitation Sunday 6-8:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. Memorial contributions may be made to Clarksville Fire & Rescue, 325 S. Main St., Clarksville MI 48815 or Hospice of Michigan, 989 Spaulding Ave., Grand Rapids MI 49501.

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