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Irvin "Bud E. Roberts

February 8, 1937 ~ October 20, 2019 (age 82)


OTTAWA – Irvin “Bud” Roberts, age 82, of Ottawa, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, October 24th at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home with Reverend Duane Kaufman officiating.  Interment with Military Honors by the Ottawa American Legion Post 33 Veterans Group Honor Guard will be in Oakwood Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 23rd at the funeral home.

Bud was born February 8, 1937 in Ottawa, Illinois, a son of Perry Frank and Mildred Marie (Daggett) Alberry.  He married Judith M. “Judy” Jones October 7, 1961 at St. Patrick Church in Ottawa.  She preceded him in death September 4, 2008.  Surviving are his children, Anthony “Tony” (Susan) Roberts and Erik “Bubba” Roberts all of Ottawa; grandchildren, Joe Roberts of Ottawa, Drake (Miranda) Roberts of Ft. Lewis McChord, Washington, Nate Roberts of Grand Ridge and Eli Roberts of Ottawa.  He also leaves sisters, Georgia Lee Baker and Maureen Schrimsher of Oklahoma.  Bud was preceded in death by two sons, Michael and Kristopher Roberts; two brothers, Frank Alberry and Earl Jones; and two sisters, Marie Unken and Bertha Jones.

Bud proudly served his country in the United States Army.  He enjoyed attending car shows, hunting and fishing.  Oldsmobile automobiles were his car of choice.  He owned two 1950 models and one 1953 model that he restored and entered into car shows.  He enjoyed reading western novels and spending time with his family.

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October 23, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gladfelter - Roetker Funeral Home
1601 East Norris Drive
Ottawa, Illinois 61350

Funeral Service
October 24, 2019

10:00 AM
Gladfelter - Roetker Funeral Home
1601 East Norris Drive
Ottawa, Illinois 61350


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