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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 21, 2018

William H. “Bill” Roberts

Aug 01, 2018

William H. “Bill” Roberts, age 79, of Washington, Iowa, formerly of Boone, Iowa, died Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at his residence in Washington after failing in health for the past two weeks.

 

Private family services and interment will be held at a later date at the Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone, Iowa. A general memorial has been established. The Jones & Eden Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent for Bill’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com.

 

Bill was born November 2, 1938, in Boone, Iowa, the son of Herschel and Marjorie Evelyn (Wilson) Roberts. He attended school in Boone, Iowa, and graduated from Boone High School in 1957. Bill was united in marriage to Myra Nelson on May 29, 1960, in Boone, Iowa. He and Myra moved to Washington, Iowa, in 1991.

 

Bill worked for Fareway Food Stores for 42 years. He was the Manager of the Meat Department in Nevada, Cresco, Emmetsburg, and Washington, Iowa, until his retirement in 2001. He enjoyed working in his yard, hunting, fishing and going mushrooming. Following his retirement, Bill enjoyed building model boats.

 

He is survived by his wife, Myra Roberts of Washington, Iowa; daughter, Lori Whitehead and husband Ernie of Nevada, Iowa; daughter, Joni Delaney and significant other, David Swick of Chandler, Arizona; seven grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and four great grandchildren. Bill is also survived by three sisters: Joyce Conklin and husband Neil; Kathy Price and husband Bob; and Karolyn Reedholm and husband Joe, all of Georgetown, Texas.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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