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Archie Leroy Roberts

June 7, 1946 — December 27, 2023



Archie “Arch” Leroy Roberts passed away on December 27, 2023, in Indianola, Iowa. A graveside service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2023, at Mount Etna Cemetery in Corning, Iowa. There will be a celebration of life gathering immediately following the service at the Community Hall in Carbon, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Arch’s name may be directed to the Carbon Community Hall or John Stoddard Cancer Center.

Arch was born on June 7, 1946, in Creston, Iowa to Eldon “Zeke” and Twylla (Lee) Roberts. He graduated from Corning High School with the Class of 1964. In 1965, Arch joined the United States Air Force. He served for almost five years, spending time in Germany and Taiwan. After Arch completed his service, he married Kathy Romer on January 2, 1971. Arch and Kathy were blessed with two sons, Alex and Andy. 

Arch worked most of his life in plumbing and HVAC and was the owner of a successful business for many years. His sons followed in his entrepreneurial footsteps when they opened their own business  over 20 years ago. Outside of work, Arch had many different interests. He loved nature and enjoyed the outdoors. He especially loved pheasant hunting with his sons and brothers. Pheasant hunting requires a good bird dog, and Arch spent a great deal of time working with his dogs to make sure they would be the best.  In their younger days, Arch and Kathy loved to go camping, especially if it included friends or relatives. Anyone who knew Arch understood he was a straight shooter and wasn’t afraid to offer his opinion. He enjoyed social gatherings and good conversation. He especially loved a good political chat over a Busch Light. But nothing could put a bigger smile on his face than being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Arch is survived by his wife, Kathy; sons, Alex (Erica) Roberts of Ackworth, and Andrew (Beth) Roberts of Des Moines; grandchildren, Kamarin (AJ) Allen of Waukee, Kloey Roberts (Lane Bown) of Des Moines, Austin (Paige) Miller of Ames, Caleb (Taylor) Miller of Altoona, and Nolan, Harper and Tess Roberts of Des Moines;  four great grandchildren; brother, Allen Roberts; sister Rita Collins; sisters in-law, Jan Roberts, and Reta (Gary) Ditsworth; brother in-law Kennie Romer; and countless nieces, nephews and other relatives. 

Arch was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Ray Roberts; sister and brother in-law Arleeta and Paul Lenz; sister in-law, Gloria Romer; and mother and father in-law, Harold and Neta Romer. 

Arch’s family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Tom Buroker, Courtney Bax, Michelle and Melody of the John Stoddard Cancer Center Team. Their knowledge, compassion, and care will always be remembered. 

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