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October 31, 2002

(12/13/1912 - 10/28/2002)

Bert C. Roberts, 89, of Bloomfield, IA, died October 28, 2002, at the Davis County Hospital Long Term Care, Bloomfield, IA.

He was born December 13, 1912, in Davis County, IA, to Chester and Dessa Belle Hicks Roberts.

He married Velma L. Martin, March 14, 1931, in Davis County, IA.

A resident of Davis County, IA his lifetime, he had been a farmer and owned and operated a gas station and grocery store in Stiles, IA. He also trained and raced thoroughbred horses and was a fur buyer and auctioneer. He was a past member of the Nebraska HBPA "Horsemans Benevolent Protection Associ-ation".

He is survived by his wife; three daughters, Gurada Russell of Bloomfield, IA, Judith Stice of Lapine, AL, and Nancy Holt of Memphis, MO; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Clella Mae Roberts; and a sister, Irene Stookesberry.

Visitation will be held at Wagler Funeral Home, Bloomfield, IA, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 30, 2002, with the family present 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

A memorial has been established to the Long Term Care Unit.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 31, 2002, at 10:00 a.m., at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield, IA, with Kramer Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Barker Cemetery in Scotland County, MO. Casket bearers will be Dan Stockham, Jerry Mozingo, Mike Miller, Harold Frymoyer, Jerry Bish, and Dean Amstutz. Honorary bearers will be Harvey Roulet, Jerry Miller and Leland Jones.

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