Raymond R. Roberts, 86, of Carroll, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Services will be held Monday, Aug. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne. The Rev. Jeanne Madsen and Chaplain Deb Hammer will officiate.
Burial with military rites will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
Memorials may be directed in care of the Roberts family for later designation.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne.
Raymond Riley Roberts was born Aug. 22, 1930 on a farm near Wayne to Raymond R. and Sena M. (Caauwe) Roberts. He was raised on the family farm located between Wakefield and Wayne. He graduated from Wayne High School in 1947 and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Ray married Lois Zeplin on April 3, 1960 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wayne. The couple farmed near Carroll where Ray lived since 1957. Ray was a member of the Winside American Legion, and former member of the Wayne County Fair Board, Winside School Board and Carroll Rural Fire Board. He was a great fan of all sports, especially the Huskers, football, basketball, and volleyball. Ray was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Wayne.
Survivors include three sons, Paul (Brenda) Roberts of Carroll; Brad (Joanie) Roberts of Winside; and Jim (Angie) Roberts of Syracuse; 10 grandchildren; Andrew (Karli), Jared (Karisa), Audrey, Bryce, Jordyn (Zach Brokaw), Jayd; Blayne, Monty, Cassidy, Klayre; five great-grandchildren, Kyler Roberts, Kayson Roberts, Jensen Roberts, Raylan Roberts, and Adalyn Brokaw; sister, Leona Janke of Wayne; sister-in-law, Ruby Roberts of Wakefield; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lois in 2008; infant granddaughter, Melissa; brothers, Leonard Roberts and Eldin Roberts; sister, Darleen Topp; brothers-in-law, Frederick “Fritz” Janke, Alden Dunklau, and Al Topp; sisters-in-law, Wilma Roberts and Hazel Roberts.
Honorary pallbearers will be Ray and Lois’ granddaughters, Audrey Roberts, Jordyn Brokaw, Jayd Roberts, Cassidy Roberts and Klayre Roberts.
Active pallbearers will be Ray and Lois’ grandsons, Andy Roberts, Jared Roberts, Bryce Roberts, Zach Brokaw, Blayne Roberts and Monty Roberts.