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Dale Francis Roberts, 82, Kokomo, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017. Dale was born on Sept. 10, 1935, in Kokomo to his parents, Fred and Hazel (Rayls) Roberts. Dale married D. Sue Thomas on Jan. 26, 1962, in Hobbs, New Mexico, and she survives.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Della; son, David (friend Jennifer Barnes) Baker, Kokomo; daughters, Linda Nation, Rapid City, South Dakota, and Sudale Paul, Kokomo; sister, Vera Harrison; four grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Dale retired in 2012 from Millie's Bakery, where he was their cashier. Dale served our country proudly in the United States Army. He enjoyed being outdoors, camping, frequenting yard sales and antique shops. Dale and Della were longtime members of Victory Church of God. He will be remembered for his kindness, compassion, and as a fantastic chef.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Lloyd Johnson; brother, Donald Roberts; sisters, Gloria Thompson and Isla May Archer; and grandson, Lee Powell.
Memorial contributions may be made to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews,® 30 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 4300, Chicago, IL 60602-2584.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 4, 2018, at Victory Church of God, 2210 E. 100 North 46901, with visitation from 11:30 a.m., with Pastor Herman Gorham officiating. Interment will follow at Crown Point Cemetery with military honors.
Share condolences with the family at ellersmortuarymainstreet.com.
Published on January 2, 2018
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