John W. Roberts, 83, formerly of Rossie, passed away on May 19, 2007, at Torrance, Calif. after a very short illness.
A private family memorial will be held.
John was the son of Vern and Lily (Struve) Roberts. He was born on March 19, 1924, at Lincoln Township, Clay County. He received his education at Rossie, graduating from high school in 1941.
John served in the U.S. Navy in World War II. He returned to Iowa before moving to California in 1947 where he worked for Pacific Telephone Co. as telephone repair manager for 35 years until his retirement.
John was united in marriage to Gertrude (Trudy) Kotsenburg on Feb. 12, 1949, at Las Vegas, Nev. This union was blessed with two sons: James and Jeffrey Allen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Vernon.
John is survived by his wife, Trudy; son, John J. and wife, Pamela; son, Jeff and wife, Ann; grandchildren; and one sister, Marlyn Blair and husband, John of Spencer.