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“Howard was a good citizen of Pilot Mound. I enjoyed working the elections with him. He also went with us when we were looking for ideas for the...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Marlys Curry - Ogden, IA - friend

“Our sincere sympathies in the loss of a very nice man. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Kenny & Marge Bollenbaugh - BOONE, IA

“Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the Roberts family. Howard was a great man. my dad had a lot of good times with howard in the Legion. Will truly...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy and Mark Boehm - Mapleton, IA

“Kathy, so sorry for your loss, it is not ever easy but he is in a better place, Rick worked with him when they worked at Ford Tractor in Ogden, God...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: rick and debbie gustoff - boone, IA

“Sorry for the sad news. May your memories be forever indwelling. Amen. ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Andrew Magyar - Covington, GA

“I'm so very sorry to hear of your loss. I know you are with heavy hearts rights right now, but know you have friends, as myself, that you can talk to...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Diana Riahi - North Liberty, IA

“Howard always had a wonderful smile and laugh when he would see me and say Hello. What a one of a kind gentleman. He will be missed by all. Rest...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Darla (Riddle) Sward - Boone, IA

“Uncle Howard now you're life begins, no more pain or sorrow now that you're in Heaven with our Savior. One day I will meet you again. On this side I...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Kristi Cooper - Centennial, CO

“Uncle Howard now you're life begins, no more pain or sorrow now that you're in Heaven with our Savior. One day I will meet you again. On this side I...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Kristi Cooper - Centennial, CO

“Condolences to you Kathy....remember all the good memories, let the tears flow and know he is in a beautiful loving place with your mom now. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Donna Wittet - Woodstock

“Our prayers are with all of you. Howard was a great man and took such good care of Phyllis and wS lived by many ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: Sandy & Roger Garberding - CO

“Kathy- So sorry to hear about Howard's passing. Out thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Larry & Deanna Leichliter - Ogden, IA

Howard Roberts, 88, of Pilot Mound, Iowa, died Thursday, April 2, 2015, at his home.

Howard's wishes were to be cremated. Visitation will be held 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday April 9, 2015, at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. Burial will be in the Pilot Mound Cemetery at a later date. For online obituaries & condolences please visit:

Howard Roberts was born on May 15, 1926, in Council Bluffs, IA, the son of Charles H. & Grace (Freeman) Roberts.

He attended school in Ogden until he was drafted out of high school to fight for his country in WW II. He fought in a major battle, the Battle of the Bulge. On June 18, 1954 he and Phyllis Tilley were married at the Little Brown Church of the Vale in Nashua, IA. They renewed their vows many times at the same church.

He was a farmer at heart, but also a tractor mechanic for many years. Howard worked as a custodian and bus driver for Grand Community Schools in Pilot Mound. He worked for Percival Scientific in Boone until he retired in 1988 to care for Phyllis. Howard was a dedicated father. He took pleasure in the activities of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; all whom he loved & treasured.

Howard was a member of the American Legion Groom-Kimsey Post #16 of Pilot Mound, VFW Post 817 and the Moose Lodge of Boone. He enjoyed playing cards with his Boxholm friends & at the VFW, Sunday morning at the Hunt & Fish Club and Friday at Toby K's for hot beef.

Survivors include his children, daughter, Kathy Ahrens of Ogden, Iowa, two sons, Joe (Sunisa) Roberts of Las Vegas, NV John (Debra) Roberts of Boone, IA and grandchildren Bobby (Jessica) Ahrens, Charles (Sarah) Roberts, Nickolaus Roberts and Joe T. (Wanitcha) Roberts, great grandchildren Taylor Roberts and Nora Ahrens & sister Edna Colson of Colby, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Phyllis in 1992, brother Lawrence, two sisters Pauline Patterson & Helen Oppedal and longtime friend Lucille Turner in 2014.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.