The most loved man in the world passed away Friday, September 10th, 2021, just as he wished – in his home with his sweetheart holding his hand.Kenneth William Roeber was born on October 12, 1944, in Whittemore, Iowa, the oldest child of Wilbur and Vera (Dau) Roeber. He proudly served his country in the US Army in Vietnam from 1965-1967. He and his sweetheart, Barbra Jane Kingsriter were married on September 27, 1969 and the next year moved to Jamestown, ND where Ken flew airplane for Dakota Bake-n-Serve, later flying for Western Gear Corp. Their two daughters were born and raised in Jamestown, and in 1996, they sold the house they built on the Reservoir as life took them to Wisconsin. In 2002 Ken retired from US Bank and the couple moved to their paradise on the shores of Lake Sylvan in Pillager, MN. They lived the best of both worlds, spending retirement summers on the lake, and winters at their second home in Mesa, Arizona. In 2018, they made Leisure World in Arizona their full time home. His retirement afforded him time to pursue his love of woodworking. He spent countless hours in the woodshop building treasures for his loved ones, solid wood furniture, and even a full size 42-string harp. He was known for his commanding presence, booming voice and laugh. But he also had a lovely bass singing voice, and will be remembered for the songs he was always ready to sing. In his final years, he found joy singing with the Tremble-Clefs, a music therapy choral group for people with Parkinson’s Disease. He loved the water, boating and scuba diving with his family well into his 70’s. He loved his fast cars – his Corvettes, but more than anything, he loved his family including those friends in life who became family to him. Left to mourn are the love of his life, his wife of nearly 52 years, Barbra Roeber of Mesa, AZ, daughters Heidi (Rolf) and Heather, grandchildren Bromley Jane and William Kenneth Rice and their father Evan, step grandchildren Erol and Ela; his sister, Diane (Jerry) Anderson, his brother Randy (Vickie) Roeber, his sister-in-law Renee (Ron) Rochleau, many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends all over this country. Welcoming him home were his parents and his beloved brother William. For those wishing to do so, memorials preferred to Tremble Clefs of Arizona or Disabled American Veterans.
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