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R. Dean Roberts, 30 Apr 1920 – 27 Jan 2012


Posted By: Sandy Ficken (email)
Date: 5/23/2012 at 14:42:07

Born in Williamsburg, Iowa on April 30, 1920
Departed on January 27, 2012. Resided in Mesa, Arizona.

R. Dean Roberts, 91, passed away in Mesa, Arizona. A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm Monday April 30, 2012, which would have been his 92nd birthday, at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories. Burial will follow the service at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dean is survived by his wife of 38 years Cathryn (Swift) Roberts of Mesa, AZ; daughters Kay Siechert of Fountain, Colorado and Gail (Kirt) Tisdale of Vista, California; Cathryn’s daughters Linda (Bob) Welsch of Waverly, IA and Cheryle (Bill) Mitchell of Robins, IA; grandson Robert; three granddaughters, Tiffany, Brea, and Kelsey; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wayne and William Ralston “Raul” Roberts, a son-in-law, and a granddaughter.

R. Dean Roberts was born April 30, 1920 to Thomas and Mary Jane (Williams) Roberts on a farm in Williamsburg, IA. His life’s work was in the demonstration and sales of heavy equipment. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army with a rank of Master Sergeant and served during WWII in the South Pacific. Dean joined the Mason’s and was a 50 year member of Crescent Lodge #25 in Cedar Rapids, Captain of the Color Guard of the El Kahir Shrine for 19 years, and served as Magistrate in Delaware county for 10 years. He loved living in the warm climate of Mesa, AZ with his wife, as well as spending time with his family.

A memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.

Cedar Memorial
The Gazette, 28 Apr 2012, 8a


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