Warren Roberts

Oct. 25, 1935-April 17, 2024

MARSHALL — Services for Warren “Runt” Roberts, 88, of Marshall will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Horvath Remembrance Center in Marshall. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment with military honors will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall, with a luncheon at the remembrance center to follow.

Runt died Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Warren “Runt” Joseph Roberts was born Oct. 25, 1935, in Marshall, to Henry “Hank” and Emma “Amy” (Lee) Roberts. He grew up in Marshall and enlisted in the United States Air Force while in high school. While working at the Duluth air station in teletype maintenance, he met Bernice Anderson at a roller skating rink. The couple was married on June 27, 1959, in Duluth. As a military family, they moved all over the world, including Japan, Turkey, and Germany, and Runt also served in Vietnam. He retired from the Air Force in 1975 and the family moved back to Marshall. Runt worked for Eggermont Vending Company filling cigarette machines for a few years, then bar tended part time at the American Legion and Eagle’s Club.

In high school, Runt enjoyed running track and playing football. In later years, he enjoyed watching Gunsmoke and sports, but especially the Minnesota Twins. He loved his dog Goldie, and Goldie only loved him. He liked to sit outside and watch birds and traffic. He especially loved time spent with family, and also picking on the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a proud member of the American Legion, Eagle’s Club, and VFW.

He is survived by his wife Bernice Roberts; children Bonnie (Paul) Skuya, Dan (Rose) Roberts, Lee (Ann) Roberts; grandchildren Jeremy “Jer-Bear;” Jamie, her children Louis and Mattea; Joseph (Haley), their children Levi, Haven, and Maryn; Desireé (Chris), their child Xander; Tiffany, her children Tyler and Kase; Crystal, her child Mackenzie; Lucas (Jennifer); Josh, his children Alex and Abby; and Sierra (Dan); his siblings Tyrone, Gary, and Ron; as well as many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Henry Jr, Eugene, Judy, and Jimmy, and grandson Brian.

Arrangements with

Horvath Funeral Service

Marshall, Minnesota