Roger F. Roth, 78, of Berne passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at Swiss Village, where he resided for the past seven years. He was born October 17, 1942, in Adams County to Floyd and Mildred (Henschen) Roth. He was married in November of 1963 in Willshire, Ohio to Shirley White. She preceded him in death January 5, 1993. He was married April 8, 1995, at Pleasant Dale Church in Decatur to Nancy Fisher. She preceded him in death February 12, 2019.
He graduated from Adams Central High School in 1961. He was a member of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren, where he served as a trustee and usher, was on the treasury board and was a part of the Friendship Sunday School Class. He had served as a former director of the Brethren Disaster Services in several states working on rebuilding areas after natural disasters. He was member of the Monroe Fire Department from 1972–2011. He served as a fire chief for Monroe Fire Department from 1994-2003 and an instructor for the state of Indiana Fire Services. He was a past president of Adams County Emergency Management Board.
He was the owner and operator of Roth Electric for over 40 years and retired in 2011. He also worked at Peterson Grain and served as a custodian of Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. He enjoyed camping at Amishville, fishing and serving the community.
He is survived by his son, James (Ginger) Roth of Hartford City; daughter, Kimberly (Jeff) McDonald of Decatur; two step-sons, Brian (Linda) Seals; and Steve Seals, both of Celina, Ohio; four grandchildren, MaDream Morlan; Andrew Roth; Caden McDonald; and Justin Roth; three step-grandchildren, Justine Baumer; Olivia Seals; and Grace Seals; two great-granddaughters; and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Janelle Riley; and a brother in infancy, James Roth.
Visitation will be Friday, November 13 from 3-5 and 6-8 p.m. at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service Saturday, November 14 at Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren. Officiating will be Pastor Jay Carter. Burial will be at Pleasant Dale Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Pleasant Dale Church of the Brethren or Monroe Fire Department.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home in Decatur. To sign the online guestbook, visit www.zwickjahn.com.