Born: May 4, 1959|
Died: Jan. 4, 2013
GENEVA – Roberta L. Gansen, age 53, of Geneva, passed away Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Delnor Hospital in Geneva.
She was born May 4, 1959, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Robert and Patricia (Kuse) Yelden.
Roberta was born and raised in Dubuque, graduating from Hempstead High School in 1977. She married her high school sweetheart, Timothy, in October of 1982, and they moved to the Chicago area first settling in Des Plaines then moving to Elk Grove Village, Carol Stream and eventually making their home in Geneva. Roberta worked as a human resources generalist for Porsche Financial Services in Lisle until she retired in 2006. She also enjoyed sewing and was a great cook. Roberta's greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Timothy; two daughters Lindsey and Lauren; parents Robert and Patricia Yelden of Iowa; siblings Debbie (Richard) Martin of Flagstaff, Ariz., Beatrice Bonk of Hanover Park, Georgia (Jack) Pittman of Davenport, Fla., John (Tina) Yelden Peosta, Iowa, Patrick (Billie Jo) Yelden of Poinciana, Fla., Kathy (Dean) Mausser of Holy Cross, Iowa and Tony ( Andrea) Yelden of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; in-laws Francis and Joyce Gansen of Iowa. Also survived by many relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.
Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at St. John Lutheran Church, 410 N. Cross St., Wheaton, with the Rev. Marcus Nelson officiating.
Burial will be held Monday, Jan. 14, at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at the Malone Funeral Home, 324 E. State St. (Route 38), Geneva, and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
143 First St. Batavia 60510 or American Stroke Foundation, Wellness Center 5960 Dearborn, Suite 100, Mission, Kansas 66202 address would be appreciated.
For information, call 630-232-8233 or visit www.malonefh.com.
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Jan. 8, 2013