Mr. Roberts passed away Friday, July 20, 2012, at Spencer Hospital.
Daniel Lee Roberts, the son of Elwin and Helen Peck Roberts was born in Curlew, Ia., on Aug. 31, 1937. He attended school in Emmetsburg, Ia.
Daniel entered the U.S. Navy in 1956 serving on the USS Bremerton until his honorable discharge in 1960. He then attended a trade school in Ames, Ia. to become a bricklayer. He married Dona Allison on Feb. 11, 1995, at First Congregational Church in Spencer. Dan worked at the Spencer Packing Plant for 16 years before retiring as a machinist for Eaton Corp. after 23 years.
Daniel enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, working at the Clay County Fair, and wintering in Texas. He volunteered as a Little League Baseball coach for many years and enjoyed watching his grandchildren's sports.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Karen; an infant sister; and a nephew, Dale Roberts.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Dona of Royal; four children: Becky (Ken) Bisaillon of Royal, Jeff (ZoeAnn) Roberts of Primghar, Ia., Jody (Mike) Praul of Augusta, Me., and John (Abby) Roberts of Baltic, S.D.; three step-children: Rich Smock of Muscatine, Ia., Rod (Lisa) Smock of Muscatine, Ia., and Rob (Amber) Allison of Belleview, Neb.; 10 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; one brother, Elwin "Butch" (Patsy) Roberts of Dwight, Kan.; one sister, Charlotte Kirkpatrick of Lime Springs, Ia.; one aunt, Vi Roberts of Spencer, Ia.; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.