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Richard W. Roberts, 83, a lifelong resident of Wells, MN, died Thursday, April 11, 2019. A fellowship gathering with Dick's family will be held in the basement of Open Doors United Methodist Church in Wells, on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM. A meal will follow at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, family asks that you perform an act of kindness. Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells is in charge of arrangements.
Richard was born April 8, 1936 in Wells, the son of Daniel and Annie (Berger) Roberts. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Arkansas and New Jersey in the 1950's. He was united in marriage to Lois Hill in 1959. Richard was employed by Weyerhaeuser, Inc., in Albert Lea for 30+ years. He then worked in Environmental Sciences for the Wells/Easton school for 20+ years. He was a member of the American Legion and the Wells United Methodist Church/Open Doors UMC, and had served as a trustee. Richard was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved telling stories to his grand and great-grandchildren and listening to their stories. He enjoyed old cars and reading westerns. He was often found in his workshop, working with wood projects. Rich was always helpful to friends and family, neighbors, and others. Rich will be fondly remembered as loving a good laugh and having a dry sense of humor.
Richard is survived by his wife, Lois (Hill) Roberts of Wells; children; Neil Roberts of Altus, OK, David (Barbara) Roberts of Wells, and Jason (Teresa) Roberts of Wells; 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister Betty Ann Olson of Wells; brother Roger (Arlene) Roberts of Mason City, IA; along with many nieces, nephews, and other extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Annie; brothers: Bruce, Marvin, Giles, and Corvin.