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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 10:37 am

NORFOLK — John “Jack” Roberts, 79, of Norfolk died Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, at Faith Regional Health Services.

Private family services will be at a later date with burial at Prospect Hill Cemetery. Stonacek Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


John “Jack” Roberts was born Jan. 11, 1934, at Greybull, Wyo., to Arlie and Ruth (Otey) Roberts.

He attended the University of Laramie for one year and graduated from the University of Sioux Falls with a BA in music. John received his master’s in music supervision at Greeley, Colo.

He married Beatrice Kluver on June 2, 1956, in Columbus. After John and Beatrice were married, he taught music in various places — York for seven years.

He went into private business in 1968. John retired in Columbus, being a substitute teacher.

In 2005, John and Beatrice moved to Norfolk. He directed different church choirs and was a tenor soloist for weddings.

John enjoyed watching “Big Red Football” and trout fishing.

He also enjoyed his family and his grandchildren. He was involved in Community Theater in Columbus.

Survivors include wife Beatrice Roberts of Norfolk, son John and wife LaVern Roberts Jr. of Chicago, Ill., son Walter Roberts of Tokyo, Japan, son Scott Roberts of Norfolk, daughter Roxanne and husband Darrin Deichmann of Norfolk, one brother Eugene Roberts of Gold Beach, Ore., and his beloved nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Arlie and Ruth Roberts, one brother and one sister and grandson Noah Deichmann in infancy.

Memorials may be directed to Beatrice Roberts, 1715 Imperial Road, Norfolk, Neb., 68701.

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