David Roberts, age 83 of Jefferson and formerly of Rippey, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019 at the The Gardens Assisted Living in Jefferson, IA. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation will be on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery at Adel, IA on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care. 

David Edward Roberts was born on October 15, 1935 at Cabool, MO to Willard Allen and Grace Mae (Browne) Roberts. He attended the Elk Creek School in Elk Creek, MO. He was united in marriage to Marilyn Joan Gliem at Perry, IA on June 17, 1956. He served in the United States Army for 21 years. During his time in service he was part of the Big Red One, he received 2 Bronze Stars and various other medals. After retiring from the Army, he worked for the United States Post Office for 18 years in Perry and Rippey.

He enjoyed coin collecting, putting puzzles together, learning history, watching the Packers and the St. Louis Cardinals. His grandkids were his favorite people.

In death he rejoins his parents, Willard and Grace and his siblings, Alma Thede, Beatrice Boyd and Fereleen Acton.

Left to cherish Dave’s memory are his wife Marilyn Roberts, Jefferson, IA, children, Craig (Kristin) Roberts, Jefferson, IA, Darin Roberts, Boone, IA and David, Ogden, IA, grandchildren, Jack Roberts, Carson Roberts, Harvey Roberts, Phillip Roberts, Bane Roberts, Briar Ross Roberts, Ezra Roberts, Jesse Hermansen and Mikayla Wenger, siblings, Ollie Rathje, Perry, IA, Delmar (Carol) Roberts, Marshalltown, IA, Doyle Roberts, Scranton, IA, Gladys (Joe) Taylor, Jefferson, IA and Earl (Pat) Roberts, Scranton, IA.

 

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