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Larry P. (Pops) Roth, 84, of Rockford, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2016, in Rosewood Care Center. He was born November 1, 1932, in Wabasha, Minnesota, the son of Nick J. and Vera (Olson) Roth. He married Helen L. Briski October 16, 1957; she predeceased him April 6, 1995. Larry retired as a Staff Sgt. from the United States Air Force, serving in the Korean War. He loved to play bingo and loved his Bassett Hounds. A special thanks to the staff and nurses who cared for Larry at Rosewood.
He is survived by his sons, Mark J. Roth and Dwayne (Trudy) Roth; grandchildren, Jessica Sixberry, Brian Lundstrom, and Jeanette and Angel Roth; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry Roth; and sisters, Yvonne McDonald, Jean Johnson, and Maryann Roth; and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., North Main Chapel, 2811 N. Main, Rockford, with Rev. Dean Parker officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, Monday, January 2, 2017 at North Main Chapel. Memorials to Rockford Vietnow 1835 Broadway,East Wing, Rockford, IL 61104 or American Legion Robert C. A. Carlson Post, 1011 S. Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61108. To share a memory or online condolence, visit

Condolences & Shared Memories (4)

  1. Mike Dunaway

    I'm sorry to hear of your farthers passing. Memory: I remember when we watched TV in the living room he always had that bowl of popcorn in his lap. He did share.

  2. Mary Ann Roth

    I am sorry I can't make it down there but you know you have my love and are in my prayers. He will be missed.

  3. Tracy & Tim Sauter

    To you Mark and Dwayne- we send our deepest sympathy and strength to get through these neat few days as you lay your Pops to rest. Sorry we could't make it to Uncle Larry's funeral but please know we'll be with you both in spirit. Hugs to you both❤❤🙏🏽

  4. Joe and Sandy Roth

    A dear uncle has ended his journey with us but is now in the everlasting embrace of our Heavenly Father. I pray that God's peace will ever surround those that grieve and happy memories of Larry will bring comfort to Mark, Dwayne and the immediate family.

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