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.