Charles R. Roberts

Charles Roberts

After years of bravely battling his health, Chuck passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 7, 2009. Loving and devoted husband of Alice; devoted father of Sandy (Steve) Schmidt, Chuck and Gina Roberts; grandfather of Drew, Zac, Stef, Kenny, Jonathan, Aly, and Sammy; cherished youngest son of the late Mary Ann and Dewey Roberts; dear brother of Ed (Pat) Roberts, and the late Walter and John Roberts; brother-in-law of John and Betty Kupke; uncle and friend to many.

Proud former Boy Scout leader of Troop 217. Special thanks to DaVita Dialysis staff, “his girls” at Delmar Gardens South and his doctors.


  1. Scott Huegerich on March 13, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Some of the fondest memories I have of my youth are the Boy Scout Summer Camps that I spent with my friends and scout leaders like Chuck. Chuck was always there providing steady leadership to myself and every other boy in our troop. He tried to instill in us a sense of citizenship, leadership and community service. These same values that Chuck was teaching many years ago guide my life today and are continuing to touch others even after his passing.

  2. Laura Muehlhauser on March 18, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Sandy, Sorry to hear about your dad. I know from talking to you that he lead a fun and active life. I know he will be missed by many. I’d like to share something with you and your family:
    Don’t think of him as gone away-
    his journey’s just begun;
    life holds so many facets-
    this earth is only one.
    Just think of him as resting
    from the sorrows and the tears
    in a place of warmth and comfort
    where there are no days and years.
    Think how he must be wishing
    that we could know, today,
    how nothing but our sadness
    can really pass away.
    And think of him as living
    in the hearts of those he touched…
    for nothing loved is ever lost–
    and he was loved so much.
    God Bless.
    The Muehlhauser Family

  3. Dathy Myers on April 10, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Alice & Family,
    I was so sorry for your great loss. Your family is a very close and special family and I know you will be there for each other.
    Kathy Myers

  4. Beth Brooks Riley on April 10, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Sandy, Mrs. Roberts & Family,
    I am very sorry to hear about Mr.Roberts passing. My Mom just told me she had seen the information in the paper. My prayers are with you. Take care.

  5. Sandy Schmidt on April 10, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    My Dad was a very special man and he will ALWAYS be in our hearts. He bravely battled his health long after most people would have given up. He never complained and he always thought of others first. If only everyone could be just a bit more like him it would be a better world. A brave and special man to anyone who knew him. I will never forget all our special times. I am the adult I am because of my Dad, Charles Roberts. Rest in Peace with no pain. You deserve it.

  6. Sandy Schmidt on April 17, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    To my dearest family, some things I’d like to say…
    but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
    I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
    Here, there’s no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

    Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight.
    Remember that I’m with you every morning, noon and night.
    That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
    God picked me up and hugged me and He said, “I welcome you.”

    It’s good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
    As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on.
    I need you here badly; you’re part of my plan.
    There’s so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

    God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
    And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
    And when you lie in bed at night, the day’s chores put to flight.
    God and I are closest to you….in the middle of the night.

    When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
    because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
    But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
    Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

    I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
    But if I were to tell you, you wouldn’t understand.
    But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o’er.
    I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before.

    There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
    but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
    It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too…
    that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

    If you can help somebody who’s in sorrow and pain,
    then you can say to God at night……”My day was not in vain.”
    And now I am contented….that my life has been worthwhile,
    knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

    So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
    just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
    When you’re walking down the street, and you’ve got me on your mind;
    I’m walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

    And when it’s time for you to go…. from that body to be free,
    remember you’re not going…’re coming here to me.

    Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)

  7. Charles J. Roberts on June 2, 2009 at 11:31 am

    This has been a long time coming. I miss my dad but he is at peace, it was hard at first but he is with me everyday. I will never forget all of the great times we had. Sorry this is so late but it was hard.
    Your son Chuck

  8. Sandy on November 1, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Wishing you were here handing out candy with me. Forever in my heart.

  9. Sandy on November 1, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Wishing you were here handing out candy with me. Forever in my heart.

  10. Gina on April 13, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Hi dad, we are still missing you very much. You are forever in our hearts and will never be forgotton. I have had alot of dreams about you lately… we are at the race. Ken will always say “well Grandpa would know” if we tell him I do not know. I love you. Gina

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