David Roberts, 83, of Jefferson and formerly of Rippey, passed away April 15 at The Gardens Assisted Living in Jefferson.
Funeral services were held April 23 at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care in Perry. Visitation was April 22 at the funeral home. Burial was in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel.
Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care.
Online condolences may be left at carrisfuneralhome.com.
David Edward Roberts was born on Oct. 15, 1935, in 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 in Perry 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, receiving two Bronze Stars and various other medals.
After retiring from the Army, he worked for the United States Postal Service for 18 years in Perry and Rippey.
He enjoyed coin collecting, putting puzzles together, learning history, and 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, of Jefferson; children Craig (Kristin) Roberts, of Jefferson, Darin Roberts, of Boone, and David, of Ogden; grandchildren Jack Roberts, Carson Roberts, Harvey Roberts, Phillip Roberts, Bane Roberts, Briar Ross Roberts, Ezra Roberts, Jesse Hermansen and Mikayla Wenger; siblings Ollie Rathje, of Perry; Delmar (Carol) Roberts, of Marshalltown; Doyle Roberts, of Scranton; Gladys (Joe) Taylor, of Jefferson; and Earl (Pat) Roberts, of Scranton.