Lee Roebuck liked putzing around in garage
Lee Roebuck, 80, of Selby, died Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at the Bowdle Hospital.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec, 13, 2013, at St. John Lutheran Church in Selby with Pastor Dale Hamre leading the service. Organist will be Peggy Gereau and usher will be Charles Birkholt.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday at Lien Funeral Chapel in Selby with a 7 p.m. prayer service.
Lee Roy Roebuck, son of Leah (Berreth) and William Roebuck, was born Jan. 24, 1933, at the family farm north of Bowdle. This is where he was brought up and attended rural school.
Lee married Ella Moak on Dec. 18, 1955, at Bowdle. They first settled in Lewiston, Idaho, where Lee worked at a sawmill. In 1958, they returned to the Selby-Bowdle area where Lee did construction work. Following a work related injury to his back, Lee enrolled at Lake Area Vo-Tech in Watertown where he completed the architectural drafting program. He then returned to Selby where he started his own business, Roebuck Construction. Lee worked as a contractor until retiring at age 62. He continued living in Selby the rest of his life. Lee enjoyed putzing around in his garage making things and will be remembered as a very handy person.
Lee is survived by Ella, his wife of 57 years; four sons, Steve (Wanda) Roebuck and Claude Roebuck of Selby, Roy (Deb) Roebuck of Aberdeen and Shane Roebuck of Logan, Iowa; two daughters, Kathy Taylor of Renner and Sandy Bertsch of Aberdeen; one brother, Nelvin Roebuck of Ipswich; three sisters, Orvella McIntosh of Pierpont, Sylvia Christensen of Phoenix, Ariz., and Julie Jerome of Jamestown, N.D.; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
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Lien Funeral Home, Bowdle, is in charge of arrangements.