Larry A. Roth

Aug. 30, 1947-Feb. 20, 2021

Larry A. Roth, 73,

Minot, died Saturday,

February 20, 2021 in a

Minot Hospital.

Larry was born August

30, 1947 in Underwood,

ND to Henry and Kather-

ine (Ude) Roth. He was

raised in Big Bend/Silver

City, ND and attended ele-

mentary school in River-

dale, ND while his father

worked on the construc-

tion of the Garrison Dam.

They followed his

father’s work of building

missile silos throughout

North Dakota. He attend-

ed schools in Minot, Stan-

ley, Devils Lake, Grand

Forks and was a student

of the Job Corp. Larry gra-

duated from Hansen’s

Trade School in Fargo

with a certificate in auto

body repair.

Larry was united in

marriage to Sharyl Giese,

from Robinson, ND on

June 12, 1969. They made

their home in Riverdale,

where he was employed

and managed a service

station. They were blessed

with the birth of a son,

Rodney, in June 1970.

Larry’s mother had passed

prior to meeting his new

bride and she always felt

she was deprived by not

having a mother-in-law.

After his father’s passing

in February 1972, Larry’s

youngest brother Myron

lived with them and at-

tended school.

They moved to Minot in

1974. Larry worked for

Don Moe Dodge for a time

until starting a mainte-

nance position at Minot

State University. He

delivered mail on campus

for most of his 30 years of

service to the MSU, retir-

ing in 2004, due to his

health. Larry enjoyed

working part time the last

five years delivering vehi-

cles for Ryan Chevrolet.

Larry was a member of

Bethany Lutheran Church

and a lifetime member of

the Dakota Cruisers Car

Club, both Minot, where

he enjoyed all the cars,

trucks and friendships he

made over the years. Lar-

ry and Sharyl wintered in

Yuma, AZ after retiring

which gave him time to

take up wood carving for

his talented hands. He

treasured the memories of

the halibut and salmon

fishing trip in Alaska he

took in June 2003 and the

RV trip taken in 2018

across Western Canada,

The Yukon and Alaska

with the Kitchens and Ol-


Larry was known to

speak clearly what was on

his mind-and if you

liked it ‘ok’ and if not

your problem-‘get over


Larry is survived by:

his loving wife of 51 years

Sharyl, Minot; son Rod-

ney Roth, Minot; sister Di-

ana Kitchens, Devils Lake,

ND; brother Myron Roth,

Minot, ND; brother-in-law

Lance (Susan) Giese,

Jamestown, ND;

sisters-in-law Judy Roth,

Elgin, ND, Jan Swies,

Palos Heights, IL, and

Jamie (David) Brousseau,

Hazen, ND; double cousin

Mel (Bea) Roth, Hazen,

ND along with several

nieces, nephews, cousins

and extended family to in-

clude members of

Bethany Lutheran Church

and Dakota Cruisers in

Minot, Arizona and Cana-


Larry was preceded in

death by: his parents, sis-

ters and brothers-in-law

Rosella and Ron Butters

and Edna and Arlan Hil-

denbrand, brother Ray-

mond Roth, mother and

father-in-law Jessie and

Clifford Giese and nieces

Katharine Hildenbrand

and Patty Suddath.

Funeral service to cele-

brate the life of Larry

Roth: 1:00 p.m. Thurs-

day, February 25, 2021 at

Bethany Lutheran

Church, Minot. Face cov-

erings are required to at-

tend. To view a lives-

tream of the service or

share memories and con-

dolences please access

Larry’s obituary page at



Public visitation will be

held on Wednesday,

February 24, 2021 from

3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

at the Thomas Family

Funeral Home, Minot.

In lieu of flowers and

plants memorials are pre-

ferred to the Bethany

Lutheran Foundation or to

the Dakota Cruisers Scho-

larship Fund in Larry’s