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Louie Roberts

Funeral Services were held 2:00 P.M., Monday, June 24, 1991 at Higby Mortuary. Interment was held in the Aurora Cemetery.

OBITUARY: Louie Roberts

Louis Edgar Roberts, IV, the son of Louis and Mary (Stewart) Roberts, III, was born at Wood River, Illinois, on January 8, 1928, and passed away at Grand Island, Nebraska, on June 21, 1991, following a bout with cancer, at the age of 63 years, 5 months, and 13 days.

He grew up at McPherson, Kansas, and graduated from McPherson High School, where he played baseball, football, softball, and played in a dance band. After graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country during the Korean War, from March 18, 1946 to September 6, 1947. Louie was in the Special Forces, and was head trumpeter in the 7th Division Band, and while in Korea he was in a dance band that played at the Officer’s Club every night. He also played taps for military funerals, and played in parades.

When he returned home he attended Kansas State University for 3 ˝ years, and joined the National Guard, where he was sent to Ft. Benning, Georgia for advanced training.

On February 10, 1951, he was united in marriage to Katherine “Kay” Louise McCoy, at McPherson, Kansas. They lived in McPherson, where he owned 3 stores, served as president of the Business Men’s Association; was 1st president of the Civil Defense; Louie was also a member of the Legion Band, and belonged to the Elks club, American Legion and the V.F.W. Club.

For the past 25 years, he was a salesman, involved in selling housewares to major companies. Louie enjoyed marketing, and meeting people in the business world.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Marylou Angeles.

Those who remain to cherish his memory are his wife Kay, of Aurora; one son Rob and wife Tammy of Aurora; a daughter, Karen Prater of Phoenix, Arizona; one sister Betty Quiring of Tucson, Arizona; and 3 grandchildren, Robbie and Ryan Roberts, and Jeremy Prater.