A service for Eloise Alice Roberts was Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Perry.
Rev. Ken Bose of the Trinity Lutheran Church provided words of comfort. Casket bearers were: Joe Clausen, Cindy Clausen, Joanna Clausen, Debbie Simmer, Larry York and Kurt York. Music played at the service was How Great Thou Art, What A Friend We Have In Jesus, I Know My Redeemer Lives, and Precious Lord, Take My Hand. Leroy Tibbens and Harvey Dean Blaisdell were the ushers. Following the service was a luncheon in the church fellowship hall. Interment took place at the Dexter Cemetery in Dexter. Eloise Alice Roberts, daughter of Richard Seth Lindsay and Eva Surber Lindsay, was born on April 29, 1919, on a farm near Dallas Center, and died June 5, 2013, in Perry. Eloise attended country school in Dallas County. She was united in marriage to Norman S. Roberts on February 20, 1937, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Dexter by the Reverend Kurt Diab after meeting Norman at a dance. The couple made their home in the Boone County area. Eloise worked as a clerk at a grocery store in Dallas Center and as a medical aid at the Spurgeon Manor. The couple enjoyed fishing vacations at Leech Lake in Minnesota, attending pre-season Cubs ball games and wintering in Arizona and Florida. They truly enjoyed attending the Roberts Family Reunions. Eloise loved to read and one favorite was the "Iowa Magazine." Eloise was truly dedicated to her family, church and friends. She took good care of all those she loved.Eloise was also a dedicated volunteer and was always concerned for the well-being of those around her. At her church she loved teaching Sunday school, preparing church bulletins, watering plants faithfully and doing whatever was needed. Her love and interest for children led to the appropriate choice of her memorial to the Noah’s Ark Pre-school at the Trinity Lutheran Church. Eloise loved her neighbors and particularly one neighbor’s dog, Mia. For over 30 years at the Perry Lutheran Home Eloise volunteered as the designated mender for the residents clothing. Eloise is preceded in death by her parents Richard and Eva; husband Norman on March 27, 1987; brother Eldon Lindsay and sister Rowene Madren. Eloise is survived by her sister: Arlene Noack of Martensdal; nieces, Zelda Paullin (Jim), Shirley Gardner (Mike), Sally Thomas (Tommy), Linda Jensen (Allen); nephews, James Clausen (Vivian), Tom Madren, Lyle Roberts (Vicki), Jerry Madren (Judy), and Lori Wolber (Mark), Lannie Lindsay, Jody Rosenbeck, Carol Murphy (Dennis), Janice Fraser (John) and Kathryn Raw (Mike) and other relatives and many friends. Memorials may be made to the Noah’s Ark Pre-school and can be sent to Hastings Funeral Home in Perry. Hastings Funeral Home in Perry was in charge of the arrangements.