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Dorothy Mae Roberts
June 26, 1934 - October 29, 2011

Dorothy Mae Roberts, age 77, of Oelwein, passed away Saturday, October 29, 2011, at West Village Care Center in Independence, Iowa, after a short illness.

Dorothy Mae was born June 26, 1934 on the family home in Scott Township, Iowa, to George Henry and Mabelle (Gerken) Kraft.  Dorothy graduated from Stanley High School in 1953.  On June 10, 1959, Dorothy was united in marriage to Howard Junior Roberts at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hawkeye, Iowa.

Dorothy worked for the Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation, retiring in 2001.  She always took care of everyone and was known as Mom or Grandma to all.  She had several “Grandma Shirts” that she was very proud of.  Dorothy especially loved time spent with her children, grandchildren and friends and loved to cook for them all.  You could always find her driving somewhere.  And she loved to chew on ice!

She is survived by her children, LaVerne (Mary) Roberts of Wallis, Texas, Marlys (David) Strempke of Allenhurst, Georgia, Kevin Roberts of Oelwein, Ralph Roberts of Oelwein, Richard (Dorene) Roberts of Oelwein and Janet (Jerry) Luloff of Independence, Iowa; her grandchildren: Crystal and Serena Burkes of Texas, Jessica (Eric) Finley of Granbury, TX, Shandi Vantassel of Allenhurst, GA, , Chris Luloff of Independence, Megan (Daniel) Kessler of Rincon, GA, Adam Roberts, Ryan Roberts, Caleb Roberts, all of Hazleton, Shawn Roberts, Micheal Fish, Anthony Jones, Megan Roberts, Angela Roberts, and Odessa Roberts, all of Oelwein; her great grandchildren: Lilly Finley of Granbury, TX, Trace and Tyler Kessler of Rincon, GA, Milo Vantassel of Allenhurst, GA; and her brother, Dale (Pat) Kraft of Oelwein.  Dorothy was preceded by her husband, Howard, her brother Roy Kraft and her parents George and Mabel.   

VISITATION: 4-7 PM Wednesday, November 2nd at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11 AM Thursday, November 3rd at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.


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Jim & Georgie Weatherbee on November 3, 2011 at 4:23 AM said:

We are so sorry to hear about your lost. Each of you have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow.
Melodye Protsman on November 2, 2011 at 8:45 PM said:

I worked with your mom during 19 of her years at Community Action. She was such a compassionate person who cared deeply for each and every one of her clients. She went quietly about her work, never complaining, never hurrying, always ready to help. She certainly earned her heavenly reward and she will continue to be your angel. I am grateful to have known her.
Janice Carrillo (Van Note) Family on November 2, 2011 at 8:36 PM said:

Janice on November 2, 2011 at 8:35 PM said:

So Sorry for your loss... Your mother was wonderful lady!! She was always there to help out!!! She'll be deeply missed...
Anonymous on November 2, 2011 at 5:30 PM said:

Joycie Pilcher Brown on November 1, 2011 at 6:13 PM said:

I send my sincere sympathy to all of Dorothy's family. She was married to my cousin Junior. Although our paths rarely crossed, I always thought of her as such a strong, loving woman. I'm sure she left many special memories for you to cherish and hold dear.

Joycie "Pilcher" Brown
Wilmington, Delaware
Dick Wagoner on November 1, 2011 at 4:58 PM said:

Community Action was very fortunate to have Dorothy work for us. She helped so many people and all loved her for her work and help. I'm sorry we have lost your Mom and friend.
Dave and Sheri Morris. on November 1, 2011 at 4:05 PM said:

we are so sorry for the loss of your mom...she was a dear lady and ALWAYS READY TO HELP..you are in our prayers and thoughts....

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