Edward M. Roberts Jr. 1SG U.S. Army – Ret.

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  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Tuesday May 19, 4:00 to 8:P00 P.M.
    ~ Germantown American Legion Services at 7:00 P.M.
    Trenton VFW Services to follow ~
    Wednesday May 20, 8:00 to 9:30 A.M.

  • Visitation Location
    Moss Funeral Home, Germantown
  • Service Date
    Wednesday May 20, 2015
  • Service Time
    10:00 A.M.
  • Service Location
    St. Boniface Catholic Church, Germantown
  • Full Obituary

    Edward M. “Ed” Roberts, Jr., 1SG US Army, Ret., age 79 of Germantown, IL, born June 26, 1935 in Cohasset, MA, died Sunday, May 17, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville, IL.

    Mr. Roberts began his US Army career in 1954 and retired after 20 years of service with the rank of 1SG in 1974 at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. He then worked as an Assistant Manager with Kohlbrecher Truck Service at the Lebanon, IL location. He enjoyed woodworking, spending most of his time making clocks.

    He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown, IL, VFW Post 7983, Trenton, IL, and the American Legion Post 325, Germantown, IL where he called bingo for 26 years.

    Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Gladys, nee Fredericks, and Edward M. Roberts, Sr.; brothers, Howard and John Roberts; father-in-law and mother-in-law, William and Rose, nee Merscher, Kreke; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jennie Roberts, Barbara Roberts, Florence and Edward Dumstorff, Elvera and Harry Fischer, Ray and Del Kreke, James Kreke, and Virgil Kreke.

    Surviving is his wife Marilyn, nee Kreke, Roberts, whom he married November 16, 1957 in the St. Dominic Church Rectory, Breese, IL; his children, Rose Marie Detmer and Edward M. Roberts, III and wife Karen all of Germantown; 2 grandchildren, Lisa Hufker and husband Nate and Matthew Detmer and wife Melissa; 4 great-grandchildren, Addison and Alayna Hufker and Ian and Rylee Detmer; a brother, Wilfred Roberts of Whitman, MA; and sisters-in-law, Eileen Roberts of Norwell, MA and Louise Kreke of Midwest City, OK..

    Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown, IL with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment with full military honors will be in St. Boniface Cemetery, Germantown, IL.

    Visitation will be Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 8:00-9:30 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home. Germantown, IL.

    Germantown American Legion will pray the rosary at 7:00 PM followed by the Trenton VFW services Tuesday at the funeral home.

    Memorials can be made to the Clinton County Humane Society or to the donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.

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