Monthly Archives: August 2014

Linus “Lenny” Joseph Roth

March 23, 1935 – August 28, 2014

Linus “Lenny” Joseph Roth, 79, of St. Lawrence, SD died Thursday August 28, at the Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital. Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 2 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Miller with Fr. Chester Murtha officiating. Inurnment will be at St. Ann Catholic Cemetery in Miller.

Lenny was born on March 23, 1935 in Parkston, SD to Fred John Roth and Agnes Regina Roeder. As a boy, Lenny lived at home with his family in Parkston. The family moved to Miller in 1947, where they operated Roth Produce until 1971. Lenny joined the United States Marine Corp on June 9, 1953, and served in Korea. Lenny served his country until he was honorably discharged on June 8, 1956.

On June 24, 1958, Lenny married Donna Joann Wherry in Orient, SD. They were blessed with three children, David, Kim, and DeAnn.

Lenny worked at Coop in Miller until its closing. Lenny then worked as a CNA at Prairie Good Samaritan Center for 23 years until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife Donna, children David (Deb Evans) Roth, Kim Roth, DeAnn (Todd) Beckett, his grandchildren Kristen Roth, Dani, Lacey, Cassie, and Karly Beckett, and Heidi Roth, and his great grandchildren Eric, Andre, and Caden.

He was preceded in death by his parents Fred & Agnes Roth, his sister Mary Ann Roth, and his granddaughter Ashley Roth.


Ben Weideman

February 25, 1923 – August 15, 2014

Benjamin James Weideman, 91, formerly of Miller, died and went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on August 15th, 2014, the same day his greatgrandson, Traven James Weideman, was born to his grandson, Thomas James (TJ), and Misty Weideman. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, August 22, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Miller. Visitation will be Thursday, August 21 from 5-7 with a 7 p.m. prayer service all at Rembold Funeral Home in St. Lawrence. Burial will be at G.A.R. Cemetery in Miller. Friends and family may sign Ben’s online register at

Benjamin was born on February 25th, 1923 to his parents, Henry and Catherine (Bahr) Weideman. Ben graduated from Orient High School and he joined the Navy in 1943, and was honorably discharged on November 1945. Ben was married to Ida Schock on January 24th, 1945. They made their home in Miller, SD, where Ben was a Mason for many years, before joining his wife and establishing their family business, Ida’s Beauty Salon. Ben and Ida were married for nearly 70 years, and they were blessed with two sons, 9 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

Ben’s hobbies were camping, fishing and watching and listening for trains. Ben loved nothing more than spending time with his family, and visiting and playing cards with friends. Ben loved telling stories about his childhood when he spent time snaring gophers and selling their tails to buy a 22 Rifle. He also enjoyed talking about raising rabbits with his older brother John. One of Ben’s greatest attributes was his willingness to hug people, and to tell them that he loved them. He loved to talk to people, and he was a wonderful care provider. He was a very nurturing and caring husband, father, and grandfather.

Ben is survived by his loving wife Ida, his sons Tom (Paula), and Jerry (Nita), his grandchildren, Jade (Steph) Weideman, Tessa Dosch, TJ (Misty) Weideman, Ashley (Derek) Henry, Katie (Nate) Britt, Whitney (Josh) Henry, Taylor Weideman, Mitchell Weideman, Brekk Weideman, and his great grandchildren, Zachary Weideman, Ryker Weideman, Lilly Weideman, Traven Weideman, Joshua Henry, Brett Henry and Jonathon. Ben was preceded in death by his daughter, Candace Weideman, his parents, and all of his siblings

Roy Harvey

October 26, 1933 – August 3, 2014

Roy Harvey, 80, of Miller, died Sunday, August 3 at his home. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 8th at the First Methodist Church in Miller. Visitation will be Thursday, August 7th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Rembold Funeral Home in St. Lawrence. Burial will be at Morningside Cemetery in Ree Heights.

Roy Harvey was born on the family farm south of Ree Heights to Grover and Myrtle (Fawcett) Harvey on October 26, 1933. He attended country school and worked on the family farm until joining the Army in 1956. While in the Army, Roy was a mechanic in Washington, D.C. Roy transferred to the reserves in 1958, and returned to the farm in Ree Heights where he met Sharon McCue. They were married on May 19, 1959. From this union 3 children were born, Vanessa, David and Mark. Roy was honorably discharged from the Army in 1962.

Roy and Sharon farmed until moving to Steamboat Springs, Colorado to operate a motel. In 1987 Roy and Sharon moved back to Miller. Roy returned to carpentry work and helping Sharon at the golf course. He lost the love of his life, Sharon in 1996. He later reunited with Mona Sue, sharing a life with her until her passing in 2010.

Roy enjoyed working on the family farm in Ree Heights, racing, his kids sporting events, snowmobiling, dances, camping and traveling cross country to see his kids. Roy was a member of the United Methodist Church in Miller.

Those who were honored to call him dad included daughter, Vanessa (Jim) Langlais of Chino Hills, California; sons, David (Jane) Harvey of Chandler, Arizona, Mark (Tisha) Harvey of Huron, South Dakota; grandchildren, Tera (Mike) Lowery, Tony Oldfield, Dylan (Shayna DuBois) and Ryan Harvey; great granddaughter Ella Lowery; special friend Darlene Cox of Miller; many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives Sharon and Mona Sue, brothers, Orin, Clyde, Bill and Kenny, sisters, Carrie Soden, Nina Adams, Carol Schnabel, Edna Wiedenbach and Mabel Blake.