Milton Roberts, 77, Albert Lea
Memorial services for Milton (Milt) Leroy Roberts, 77, of Albert Lea, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home chapel. The Rev. Jeff Laeger-Hagemeister will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at a later date. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Milt died on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Home where he had been a resident since May of 2009.
Milt was born on May 3, 1936, in the Clarks Grove area to Axel and Florence Roberts, Danish immigrants. Later the family of nine moved to Albert Lea. As an adult, Milt lived in Albert Lea and the Conger area. As a young man, he worked for Grieman Construction laying sewer lines for two years. He then worked at Hemenway Block, casting cement block and delivering steps. For the next 37 years he worked at the grain elevator in Conger mixing and delivering feed and receiving and loading grain when he retired in 1998 at 62 years of age. Milt enjoyed his work at the elevator and when the fall harvest came it did not phase his enjoyment of the work and the long work hours.
Milt enjoyed socializing, playing cards and later in his retirement years baked cakes and cookies for himself and others and gave rides to neighbors to appointments or errands.
Milt is survived by his son, Joey (Karen) Roberts of Albert Lea, daughter, Diane (Bob) Rezac of Owatonna; granddaughters, Katie (Ben) Kluender of Kiester and Callie Rezac of Owatonna; brothers, Donald Roberts and Luverne (Carol) Roberts; sisters, Rosella (Gerald) Simon and Mary (Don) Blake; sister-in-law, Mavis (Dick) Roberts of Geneva; and 22 nieces and nephews.
Milt is preceded in death by his parents, Axel and Florence Roberts; sister, Harriet and her husband, Ernest Christensen; brother, Richard (Dick); sister-in-law, Karen Roberts; brother-in-law, Gerald (Sonny) Simon; grandchild, Amy and her brother David Kenis.