Keith R. Roberts (1943 - 2013)

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INDEPENDENCE– Keith R. Roberts 70 of Independence died Wednesday, Oct. 16, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.
Keith was born on June 24, 1943 in Oelwein and was raised in the Strawberry Point area. On May 29, 1964 he married Judy C. Nelson in Strawberry Point. The couple lived in Cedar Rapids, Muscatine, Marion, prior to moving to Independence in 1976. Keith was employed in the Sales and Service industry, and owned and operated the KNM Tire Store in Cedar Rapids, and The Tire Store in Independence. He served for ten years on the Buchanan County Fair Board and drove a school bus for the Independence Community Schools.
He is survived by his wife Judy Roberts, Independence; a daughter; Robin (Jim) Butler, Knoxville; a son Marty (Kim) Roberts, Atkins; two grandsons: Benjamin and Tucker, four sisters: Linda (Jerry) Harford, Bobby Jo (Gary) Port, of Cedar Rapids, Doreen Harford, Englewood, Colo., and Donnette (Norman) Ratliff, Colonial Heights, Va.; six brothers: Dean (Penny) Franck, Kevin (Brenda) Franck, Roger (Darlene) Franck, Russ (Nancy) Franck all of Cedar Rapids, Chuck (Connie) Franck, Destrehan, La., and Mike (Roxy) Franck, Central City.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his step-father, and a brother, Marty Frank.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the First Baptist Church, Independence with Dr. David Larson officiating. Burial was held at an earlier time at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Independence. Friends may call from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Reiff Funeral Home & Crematory, Independence.
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Independence, IA 50644
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Oct. 17 to Nov. 2, 2013