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Dorothy V. Roberts, 90, of Owen, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at Wissota Health Center in Chippewa Falls. Her funeral service will be 11:00 am Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen. Pastor Bonnie Cain will officiate. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home in Owen. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in the Town of Hixon. Pallbearers will be Jack Jalling, Dennis Schuh, Ken Lynn, Dustin Schuh, Dylan Schuh and Adrian Lynn.


Dorothy was born March 7, 1923 ( two doors down from the house she and Roy Miller built on Hwy X in Owen and she lived in for 55 years) to Wilbert and Eva (Robinson) Hansen in Owen, WI. She was a 1941 graduate of Owen High School. She married Larry W. Roberts on May 19, 1943 in Redwood City, CA. After the death of her husband in 1946 she moved back to Owen to reside ever since. Dorothy and Roy Miller also built a cabin on Lake Holcombe in 1960.


Dorothy’s passion was sewing and did seamstress work for people in the Owen area, she loved making rosettes from her father’s recipe. Dorothy enjoyed her outdoor flowers, snowmobiling and sitting outside on Lake Holcombe, she looked forward to Friday’s, when she would go to the lake.


She is lovingly survived by her son; Larry (Sharon Sanders) Roberts of Ventura, CA, sister-in-law; Geraldine Hansen of Greenfield, good friends, like family; Jack and Ruth Jalling of Chippewa Falls, Dennis, Dawn, Dustin and Dylan Schuh of Chippewa Falls, Ken, Helena, Adrian and Anna Lynn of Colby and many nieces and nephews.


Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Larry W. Roberts on May 27, 1946 while in the Marine Corp, loving friend; Roy Miller, brother; Wilbert Hansen Jr, sister; Marian Ammentorp, brother-in-law; Roy Ammentorp and niece; Patty Ammentorp.
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