Terry Charles Roberts, 76, of Oelwein, Iowa died Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Oelwein.
Terry Charles Roberts was born on June 4, 1936 in Oelwein, Iowa, the son of Wayne and Doris (Meyer) Roberts. He grew up in Oelwein, graduating from Oelwein High School in 1955. He was united in marriage to Lois Cummings on June 23, 1956 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein, Iowa. Terry was a meat-cutter in Oelwein and Independence and later in life they owned a Pronto Convenience store in Waterloo, Iowa. Terry loved traveling, camping, fishing, playing cards, and collecting John Wayne memorabilia and spent the last 14 winters at Grand Shores West, in North Redington Beach, Florida. Terry was a friend to all and very close to his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. His greatest legacy was to carry on his love of the outdoors.
Terry is survived by his wife, Lois, eight children, Diane (John) Gansemer of Mason City, Iowa, Kevin (Molly) Roberts of Pinellas Park, Florida, Tim (Jenny) Roberts of Brownsville, Wisconsin, Terry (Janine) Roberts of Oelwein, Sherry (Greg) Kelchen of Marion, Iowa, Mark (Karma) Roberts of Dewitt, Iowa, Jeff (Dorinda) Roberts of Tampa, Florida and Karen (Steve) Boies of Hazleton, Iowa; eighteen grandchildren, Shawn (Lindsey) Hyman, Christopher (Kristen) Etten, Nick Etten, Gabby Roberts, Breanne Roberts, Mike Roberts, Laura Roberts, Ian Roberts, Justin (Evelyn) Roberts, Jordan (Samantha) Roberts, Katie Kelchen, Lucas Mc Caan, Sam Roberts, Ben Roberts, Billy O’Keefe, Zachary Cummings Boies, Jessica Boies, Blake Boies and Ayden Boies; five great grandchildren, Alisha Wehe, Keith Wehe, Jennica Etten, Alana Etten and Brady Hyman. On June 10th he was welcomed into heaven by his daughter, Debra Roberts and his parents.
He loved his family very much and he will be dearly missed by them and his friends.
Funeral Service: 11:00 AM on Friday, June 15, 2012 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein with Father Harry Koelker officiating.
Visitation: 4-8:00 PM on Thursday, June 14, 2012 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein, with a scripture service at 7:00 PM.
Terry will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.