Lowell E. Roth passed away May 12, 2019, at the Medical College of Ohio.
He was born in Fulton County, Feb. 13, 1931, to William and Mary Roth.
He was active in the Wauseon community for many years. He owned and operated the Sears Merchant Store for 25 years.
He was a 65-year member and past Commander of the Robinson Gibbs Legion Post 265, a lifelong member of the Lions Club, and past board president and elder of the First Christian Church Wauseon.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953, stationed at the 168 Military Police Unit in Italy.
On April 14, 1951, he married Diann Roth (Knapp) at First Christian Church. To this union were born five children: Brad (Nancy-deceased) of Rockville, Md., Britt (de- ceased) of Wauseon; Brian (Lori) of Wauseon, Barb (Phil) Stuckey of Archbold, and Bill (Nicki) of Wauseon.
He was blessed with 14 grandchildren: Rebecca LeClair (Kevin) of Columbus, Kelly Raghunanan (Ronnie) of Rockville, Md., Carrie Zimmerman (TJ) of Bryan, Ryan of Perrysburg, Ben (Sara) of Santiago, Chile, Jon (Kara) of Atlanta, Ga., Natalie of Wauseon, Lauren Conn (Jordan) of Nashville, Tenn., Forest Stuckey of Archbold, Madison Stuckey of Archbold, Tony Stuckey of Archbold, Oliver of Wauseon, Osten of Wauseon, Cooper of Wauseon.
He is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Joe of Wauseon; and sisterin law, Kay of Wauseon.
He was preceded in death by brothers Delbert, Arden, Gene, Rex and Jerry.
His final written words were:
“Prayers are not always answered as we wish, but through prayer, our fears can turn to hope, our doubts into faith and our worries into peace.”
In his spirit of giving, his remains were donated to the Medical College of Ohio for medical research. A private memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.