Ervin W. Roberts (1928 - 2014)

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Ervin W. Roberts

Windsor Heights

Ervin W. Roberts, 85, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 of complications of multiple myeloma at his home in Windsor Heights. His family will receive friends from 2-4:00 pm, Friday (today) July 25, 2014 at Iles Westover Chapel.

Ervin was born September 19, 1928 in Yreka, CA to Harold and Martha (Van Doorn) Roberts. He married Ruth Franke on November 14, 1954 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Ervin was a manager with Iowa Power and Light in Marketing and Support Services, retiring after 39 years.

Memberships include First Christian Church, Iowa Section of Illuminating Engineering Society, Past President of Crestview Acres, Plymouth Place and Des Moines Woodworkers. Ervin enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting and playing golf.

Survivors include his wife, Franke Roberts; daughter, Leslie French of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Lauren and Olivia; brother, William (Marilyn) Roberts of Ft. Smith, AK; nephew, John (Yon) Roberts of Phoenix, AZ; nieces, Kimberly and Stephanie.

Memorial contributions may be made to the or First Christian Church of Oskaloosa. On-line condolences are welcome at


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Iles Funeral Home - Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322
(515) 276-4567
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Published in Des Moines Register on July 25, 2014
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