Leah Roberts, 89, went home to the Lord Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, after a short stay at Vernon Manor.
Leah was born Oct. 8, 1927, to Ole and Lois (Parr) Martinson. She attended school in both Bloomingdale and Westby. On Aug. 3, 1946, Leah married Anthony “Tony” Roberts. Together they had three children, Mya, Marc and Marla.
Leah was a member of Sugar Grove and Faith United Methodist Churches all of her life. She worked at Vernon Memorial Hospital for many years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, coloring and painting. Leah also loved cooking, not only for her family but for the ladies of Halverson Apartments in Westby, where she lived for the past 27 years.
We will miss her dearly!
She is survived by her three children, Mya (Jerry) Fish, Marc ( Roberta) Roberts and Marla (Dwayne) LaVold; six grandchildren, Jon (Betty) Fish, Amy (Mike) Fisher Jr., Vickie Fish, Terina (Stephen) Siekierski, Tara (Dan) Lehman and Tony (Rachel) Roberts; eight great-grandchildren, Jake Turner, Jessica (Luke) Johnson, Tara (Ty Cato) Turner, and Taylor, Owen, Emma and Conner Siekierski and Olivia Roberts; and five great-great-grandchildren, Elliott, Hunter, Ellie, Noah and Carter. Also surviving is a sister, Loretta (Bob) Huenefeld; and brothers and sisters-in law, Janet (Richard) Wills, Dick (Gail) Vinz, Louise Vinz, Jim (Rita) Vinz, and Betty (Bob) Furset.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ronnie Martinson (Rita), Anthony Roberts; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Isabelle (Joe) Klein, Emery (Edna) Roberts, Kenny Roberts, Betty (George) DeLap, Dean Vinz, Alva (Charles) Baldwin.
Funeral services for Leah will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at Faith United Methodist Church, on Salem Ridge Road north of Route 82 in the town of Webster, where Bloomingdale Road and Salem Ridge Road meet, north of the Avalanche Road intersection. Pastor Jim Aniol will officiate. Friends may call during a visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25, at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby. There will be a short prayer service at 5:45 p.m. with Pastor George Schick. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers or plants, memorials are preferred.
The Vosseteig Funeral Home, 708 S. Main St. in Westby is serving the family. Online condolences may be offered at www.vossfh.com.