ROBERTS, John C. 1922-1945
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/15/2016 at 17:01:50
John C. Roberts Killed In France February 3
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roberts of Dike received word the latter part of the week that their son, Pfc. John Clayton Roberts, 22, was killed in France February 3. He was serving with the infantry in the Seventh army.
Pfc. Roberts had been in the service since January 9, 1943. He received his basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and advanced training at Carnegie Tech, Pittsburg, Pa., Xavier college, Columbus, Ohio, and Camp Breckenridge, Ky. He left for overseas duty in October 1944.
John Roberts was born on a farm near Dike, June 24, 1922. He graduated from Dike high school in 1939 with the highest scholastic honors. He was employed in the offices of the Rath Packing Co. in Waterloo before he entered the army. He is survived by his parents, one brother William at home, and a sister Ruth, student cadet nurse at Allen Memorial hospital in Waterloo.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 1 March 1945, pg 1
Pfc. John Roberts Reburial Rites at C. Falls Saturday
Dike, Ia.--Reburial services for Pfc. John C. Roberts, who was killed in France Feb. 3, 1945, will be at the Dahl funeral home in Cedar Falls at 2 p.m. Saturday with burial in the Fairfield Lutheran cemetery seven miles west of Cedar Falls.
He was born near Dike June 24, 1922, and graduated from Dike high school in 1939. He received his basic training at Ft. Knox, Ky., basic engineering at Carnegie Tech, Pittsburgh, Pa., Xavier college, Columbus, O., and Camp Breckenridge, Ky.
Roberts went overseas in October, 1944.
He was a member of St. John's Lutheran church, Cedar Falls.
The body will arrive there Thursday night and will remain at the Dahl funeral home until time of funeral.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roberts, who live north of Dike, one brother, William, at home, and one sister, Mrs. August Klemp, Readlyn.
--Waterloo Daily Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 16 December 1948, pg 19
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