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Eldin Roberts, age 91, of Wayne

Posted: 15 January, 2017

Funeral Services for Eldin Roberts, age 91, of Wayne will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Wayne on Friday at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be held at Hasemann Funeral Home in Wayne on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. with family present. Memorials may be directed to the Roberts Family for later designation. Interment with Military Rites will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne. He passed away Friday in Fremont.
   Eldin Burton Roberts was born October 17, 1925, on a farm near Wayne to Raymond R. and Sena M. (Caauwe) Roberts.  He was raised on the family farm located between Wakefield and Wayne.  He graduated from Wayne High School.  He served in the United States Army from June 15, 1945 to February 11, 1947, and was stationed in Italy during World War II.  Eldin married Wilma Dorothy Dunklau October 25, 1947, at Wayne.  The couple farmed near Wayne. To this union five children were born: Sheryl, Dave, Dan, John, and Joe. Wilma passed away in 1975.  Eldin married Hazel Mae (Lessman) Beckenhauer December 18, 1976, in Wayne which added her two sons, Tom and Terry to the family. Eldin spent his entire life on the farm raising various crops and feeding cattle.  His grandkids could count on a baby rabbit or two during the spring field work.  He enjoyed taking them to the donut shop and giving them tractor rides.                           
   Eldin is survived by his children, daughter, Sheryl Sena Beckenhauer (Terry) of Broken Bow, sons, David John Roberts (Sharon) of Houston, TX, Daniel Wayne Roberts (Janet) of Fremont, John Eldin Roberts (Barbara) of Omaha, Joseph Kirk Roberts (Sheryl) of Lincoln,  stepson, Thomas Don Beckenhauer (Kari) of Lincoln, 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren;  brother, Ray Roberts Jr. of Carroll; sister, Leona Janke of Wayne; sister-in-law, Ruby Roberts of Wakefield; nieces and nephews.
   Eldin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Wilma in   1975 and wife, Hazel in 2014; brother, Leonard Roberts; sister, Darleen Topp; brothers-in-law, Frederick “Fritz” Janke, Alden Dunklau, and Al Topp; and  sister-in-law, Lois Roberts . 


Hasemann Funeral Home
302 North Lincoln Street Wayne 68787
(402).375.3100 Fax (402).375.2900

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