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Earl Joseph “Joe” Berroth

December 12, 2016

Maple Hill—Earl Joseph “Joe” Berroth, 73, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 in his home in Maple Hill.

He was born February 23, 1943 in Paxico, the son of August LeRoy “Lee” and Selena Monica “Lena” Schmitt Berroth.  Joe graduated from Paxico High School in 1961.

He moved to Maple Hill in 1970.

Joe worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber in Topeka for 30 years retiring in 1994.  He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council No. 657 and a member of the United Steel Workers of American Local No. 307 in Topeka.  Joe also worked for Kolde Construction in St. Marys.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Joseph Rorry Berroth on April 24, 1991, siblings, Arthur, Larry, Brad Berroth, Linda “Sue” Anderson and a son-in-law Steve Chunn.

On April 8, 1961 he was united in marriage to Eloise T. Kolde at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newbury (Paxico).  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his children, Jennifer Berroth, Jeannette (Tony) Proctor, Janice Berroth, Jeffrey Berroth, Jacqueline (Randy) McCormick, Jerry (Kristi) Berroth, Jannelle (Todd) Hepworth and Jayna (Craig Cimarolli) Berroth-Chunn; a brother Ronald (Diane) Berroth; two sisters Betty (Tom) Schuetz and Jean (Darrell) Tanner; grandchildren, Scott, Skyler, Sydnee, Andrew, Andrea, Darron, Ashlyn, Ericka, Joseph, Kaylee and Carter; one great-grandchild, Emma.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 16, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.  Inurnment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Cemetery, Newbury (Paxico).  Family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Thursday, December 15, 2016 at the church where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M.   Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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24 thoughts on “Earl Joseph “Joe” Berroth

  1. Jennifer and family, i was so saddened to hear the news that your dad passed away. Please take comfort in knowing that he is watching over you.

  2. There is a quotation that has meant a lot to me since my Dad passed in 1985. “Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” Remember God’s promise that we will have a new, immortal body and there will be no more suffering, crying nor pain. With sympathy, Kenya Nolte (Kathy’s sister)

  3. Eloise, Jerry & Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss. May He Rest In Peace & God Speed.
    The Stum’s ~ Wilbur, Jr. & Sis

  4. December 16, 2016
    Eloise and family,
    So sorry to read of Joe’s passing. I know it is a hard time right now so my thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the future. Your family will help you through this sad time.
    Norma Jean Vilander

  5. A great family man, citizen of the community, & a man we all called a friend. May the Lord bless him & keep him at his side. He is a co- worker of LInda’s so she has many fond memories of Joe while at work at Koldes. Sympathy to the family & may he rest in peace.

  6. Dear Sweet Eloise and Family,
    So deeply Sorry for your loss! You ALL will be in our thoughts and prayers. Joe will be truly missed! Eloise if you need anything please let me know-even just to talk. Sending Big Hugs!
    With our sincere sympathy!
    With Love, David, Chisholm, and Noel Miller

  7. I am so so sorry for your loss!
    You are all in my thoughts and prayers at the difficult time!
    Dana Herrington

  8. Eloise and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Rely on your wonderful family at this time. Jim and Karen Mulligan and family.

  9. Jennifer and Jannelle. I am so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. The holidays will be hard but I know you will be there to support each other. Please let me know if I can help with anything. Sue

  10. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. His laugh and smile were so precious.

  11. Eloise and Family:
    I am so sorry to hear about Joe. He will be missed by many and especially by you, his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
    May God bless you and the family at this trying time.

  12. Eloise and Family:
    I am so sorry to hear about Joe. He will be missed by many and especially you, his children and the grandchildren and great grandchildren. May God bless you and the family and he will help you get through this tough time. Love to all of you.

  13. My sympathy is extended to the Berroth family. It has been many years since we schoolmates and neighbors and too many years since we have seen each other. You will all be in my prayers.

    God bless you all

  14. Eloise and Family,

    Joe was your rock. We know you will miss him so much. You will always have his love, and you will never have any regrets for all the loving support you gave him throughout his courageous battle with cancer.

    Love and prayers,
    Joey and Becky

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