Rolly Roberts

Rolly F. Roberts, 95, of Storm Lake died Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake. 

Memorial services were held Tuesday, Sept. 12, at  United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Burial followed in Storm Lake Cemetery with military rites by Alta VFW Post 6172. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of the arrangements. 

Rolly F. Roberts was born Dec. 29, 1921 in Aurelia, the son of Roy and Helen (Leber) Roberts.

On Oct. 9, 1942, Rolly joined the United States Navy. He was sent to Pearl Harbor following the invasion by the Japanese, then went and served on the USS Arkansas as a ships cook second class. Rolly was honorably discharged on Dec. 12, 1945.

Rolly was united in marriage to Ada Marie Pryor on Feb. 5, 1955 at United Methodist Church in Storm Lake. The couple was blessed with two children, Raymond G. on Oct. 21, 1946, and Danny L. on March 5, 1947.

In 1957, Rolly was baptized at United Methodist Church in Storm Lake where he was currently a member.

Rolly was a faithful member of Alta VFW Post #6172 for many years.

Each morning, Rolly could be found sitting at the round table at Hy-Vee having breakfast with the guys. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 62 years, Ada Marie Roberts of Storm Lake; children, Raymond G. Crees of Des Moines and Danny L. (Sandra) Alderson of Cortez, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brothers: Guy Roberts of Missouri; Herbert (Carmen) Roberts of California; Luther Roberts of Missouri; sisters: Tena Jones of Florida; Phyllis (Dennis) Guthrie of Missouri; sisters-in-law, Harriet Roberts of Alaska; Barbara (Hale) Pember of Iowa; extended family and friends.

Rolly was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Helen Roberts; brothers: Cliff, Clovis, Raymond and Leonard; and sisters, Doris Rea and Darlene Williamson.