David Roti

August 10, 1938 - November 20, 2020


Visitation: Visitation, with family present, will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  Mask use is required.
Service: Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fairview, SD.  Mask use is required.

Service: Livestream link

         David Roti, age 82, died Friday, November 20, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family.  Funeral services will begin at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 25 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Fairview, SD.  Visitation, with family present, will be Tuesday from 5-7 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Canton.  Mask use is required.  A link to the livestream of the service can be found at www.andersonandsonsfh.com

          David Myron Roti was born August 10th, 1938 to Myron and Minnie Mae Roti in Fairview, SD.  He grew up in Fairview, SD, attended Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD. He was an avid speller, qualifying for a speling championship many times.  “That’s a funny.”

          David enlisted in the Army in 1955.  He was stationed in Korea, Ft. Carson, CO, Germany, Lincoln, NE, Fort Leavenworth, KS, and Fort Knox, KY.

          He married the love of his life Carol Steineke, on June 28th, 1958. The very first time that David meet Carol he told her that he was going to marry her!  David was right, together they had and raised five daughters.

          After 20 years in the Army he retired in November 1975, after serving to two tours in Vietnam and obtaining several medals including 2 Bronze stars and an Air Medal.

          They then moved to Fairview, SD where they lived in the house that David’s grandfather built in 1916.  They lived there till the time of his death.  He worked as a carpenter, a trade he learned from his father.  David was a master of building things as well as a master of telling others how to fix things.

          He loved his family and enjoyed spending time with his loved ones. He loved it when all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren would visit.  He totally enjoyed giving all of us a bad time equally, no one was left out.  He also loved to hunt, fish, play poker, play bean bags, and mow the town of Fairview with his brother, Jim.

          He survived by his wife Carol;  5 daughters: Karla (Mitch)Johnson, Brenda (Charles) Larsgaard,  Jill (Larry) Johnson, Jean (Rick) Fossum, and Dawn (Dana) Kranz; 18 grandchildren:  Nicholas (Joyce) Richards, PJ (Beth) Richards,  Alex Richards, David (Abby Henderson) Richards, Mical Johnson, Eric (Dana) Larsgaard, Andy Larsgaard, Kelsey (Steve) Olson, Megan (Cody) Fritz, Sarah (Brennen) Ahlers, Trevor Johnson, Derik (Jessica) Fossum, Abigail (Jared) Stearns, Benjamin (Kristen) Hammer, Brittney (Tigh) Faehnrich, Brianna Hammer, Aiden Kranz,  and Avery Kranz; 18 great-grandchildren: Kaiden Larsgaard; Dyson, Skylar and Ryker Olson; Genevieve and Cecelia Richards; Nolan, Isaac and Chole Richards; Emrick Fritz; Liam, Lincoln and Lucah Ahlers, Micah Stearns; Hank, Charlie and Coy Faehnrich, and baby Fossum due in January 2021; sister-in-law, Donna Roti and brother-in-law, Arlyn Johnson.

          He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters; Betty Sawina, Phyllis Donnaud, Jacqueline Wold, Judy Vortherms, and Susie Johnson, and brothers, Donald and James Roti.

 

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  1. Carol and family, wish we could be there to give you hugs. Just know that we have you all in our prayers and that we have many wonderful memories of David. Love Joseph and Sandy.

  2. Lord, You’ve really left Fairview with a big void by taking both Roti Brothers. They will be terribly missed, but I’m glad they’re together again. Carol, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Carol and family. So sorry for the loss Dave. Prayers for all .we have many memories of Dave
    Mac and Carol McEntee