Harriette ‘Boots’ Roth -- Rochester

October 5, 2018

Harriette “Boots” Roth, 95, of Rochester, died peacefully at her home on Oct. 3, 2018.

Harriette Josephine Mrozek was born on June 8, 1923, in Winona, to Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Mrozek.

She attended Winona Public School and graduated from Winona High School. On April 30, 1960, she married William “Bill” Roth in La Crosse, Wis. The couple had met at the Popcorn Tavern in La Crosse, Wis.

Harriette enjoyed many years of square dancing and cards at the Rochester Senior Citizens Center. She also had many dear friends she played bridge with weekly. Harriette’s greatest joy was Steve and Carol’s three boys — Matt, Nathan and Nick. Harriette attended all their home hockey games and could be seen cheering them on in the stands. She was their number one fan. Harriette would say jokingly that she should be buried on the hill behind their home rink so she could watch them play hockey all day long.

She is survived by her husband, Bill, of Rochester; her daughter, Mary Beth Conway, of St. Louis; her daughter-in-law, Carol Roth, and her children, Nathan and Nick, of Oronoco; her grandchildren, Leah Higar, of Decatur, Ill., Laura Cawthorn, of Atlanta, Kassia Conway, of Los Angeles, and Josh Wooden of Baton Rouge, La.

She is preceded in death by her sons, Mike Wooden and Steve Roth; and her grandson, Matthew.

The memorial Mass for Harriette will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, with Father James Seitz officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in the Oronoco Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Amy Nelson and Gretchen Cutshall for the special love and care they have shown over the years.

Memorials are preferred to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.

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