Ferdinand "Ferd" W. Roth
1932 - 2020
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Ferdinand "Ferd" W. Roth
March 9, 1932 - November 25, 2020
Belleville, Illinois - Ferdinand "Ferd" William Roth, age 88, passed away on Wednesday, November 25th in Belleville, IL. He was born in Belleville, IL, to Ferdinand and Amelia Roth on March 9, 1932.
Ferdinand was a local operating engineer for IUOE Local 520 for over 50 years. He was incredibly active; he kept busy as a Scout Master and a coach. He also enjoyed playing sports, singing in the choir at St. Henry's and Metro East Community Chorale, plus he was a talented wood worker. But above all, he was a man of faith and he loved his family dearly.
Preceding him in death are his beloved wife Patricia (nee Meyer) Roth and his parents, Ferdinand and Amelia Roth.
Surviving family includes his three sons, Jim (Lisa) Roth, Joe (Jo Ann) Roth, and John (Julie) Roth; grand-children, Alison, Jake, Josh (Kellsie), Jessica (Steven), Emily, & Joel; great grand-children, Troy & Sullivan; and many nieces, nephews and extended family. Ferd will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made out to Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, located at 300 N 60th St, Belleville, IL 62223.
Visitation will be from 9:30 – 10:30 AM on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 11 AM on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at St. Henry Catholic Church, 5315 W. Main St. Belleville, IL 62226 with Father Kenneth York officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO. Due to Covid restrictions, the visitation is limited to family and close friends and will follow CDC guidelines limiting the number of visitors at any one time.



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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Nov. 30, 2020.
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December 1, 2020
I enjoyed many good times we had both playing softball for Saint Augustine Parish and for the major work Ferd was responsible for which made the Elks Westhaven Bath & Tennis grow. Major projects that were completed. Between him and Jim Taylor we couldn’t go wrong. My sympathy for the whole family.
Tony Wasser
Friend
December 1, 2020
Although I have not seen Fred for a while I thought of him often. Belleville Elks and Westhaven would not have been as organized as it was if it wasn’t for Fred & the major projects he accomplish. I also enjoyed playing softball with him, playing for St Augustine’s parishWe all had some great times. I have many memories I could pass on but I’m sure I’ve said enough. One last thing, we used to say he had the most talented hands when it came to operating heavy equipment.
Tony Wasser
Friend
November 30, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Ferd's family. We have many fond memories of Ferd and Pat. RIP Ferd
Ruth Nutt/Peggy Bowlby
Friend
November 30, 2020
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Ferd was such a wonderful person and will be gratefully missed. He was truly one special friend.
Don and Nancy Van Osdale
Friend
November 30, 2020
Ferd was an employee at Pensoneau Exc. and we were all like family there. He was always such a kind, pleasant man. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
Sandy Alms
Coworker
November 30, 2020
What a pleasure it was to be a friend of Ferd’s. He was a member of The Metro East Community Chorale for many years and shared his talent in the bass section. His smile and kind words were two things I will always remember about Ferd. He will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know him. My condolences to his family. May the Heavens welcome you Ferd Roth! ~ Sandy Sullivan
Sandy Sullivan
Friend
November 29, 2020
I knew Ferd from St. Paul's.. I'm an employee there. Sorry for your loss, he'll be greatly missed.
Margaret Schrauth
Acquaintance
November 29, 2020
We really enjoyed Ferd's wonderful personality and his love of music. He had a terrific bass voice and brightened up the room with his smile. We are so sorry for your loss and send our sincere condolences to the family. - Ken Hise, President, Metro East Community Chorale.
Ken Hise
Acquaintance
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