Audrey Corrine Roberts, age 95 of Austin, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2019 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin. Audrey was born September 11, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to George and Helga (Holman) Larson and graduated from Roosevelt High School. On January 15, 1944, she married Lyle W. Roberts in Temple, Texas. As a military wife, she followed Lyle’s 20+ year military career all over our country as well as Germany. Thereafter, she lived in Texas, Minnetonka, Minnesota; Waupaca, Wisconsin; retiring in Austin, Minnesota. She met many special people throughout her travels, some of whom were lifelong friends. She volunteered at her church in whatever community she lived and was a member of their Lady’s Circle. She was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Audrey was a gracious hostess, oftentimes setting a beautiful table for Sunday dinner. Her Christmas cookies were amazing and plentiful. She also enjoyed bowling, needlework and reading. She was a dedicated homemaker and enjoyed all the time she had with her children and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by those who loved her most.
Survivors include two daughters, Lori (James) Staley of Austin, Minnesota and Beth Roberts of Phoenix, Arizona; son-in-law, Allan Moran of Mound, Minnesota. She treasured her many grandchildren including Kyle (Erin) Moran, Phoenix, Arizona; Colin (Julie) Moran, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Wyatt Staley, Prineville, Oregon; Elyse Staley, Stewartville, Minnesota; Audria (Matt) Abney and Kelsey (Steven) Ortiz, Tucson, Arizona; Chris (Gretchen) Connelly, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania; and Eric Connelly of Djon, France. She had nine great grandchildren, Cole Staley of Austin, Minnesota, Quinton Moran, Phoenix, Arizona, Shea Moran, Phoenix, Arizona, Neko Moran, Moorhead, Minnesota, Mari Moran, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Grace Abney, Tucson, Arizona, Zack Abney, Tucson, Arizona, Leo Connelly, Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, Axel Ortiz, Tucson, Arizona. Audrey was proceeded in death by her parents, George and Helga Larson; husband, Lyle Roberts; daughter, Linda Moran; brother Lyle Larson and sister, Florence Hallin.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin. Visitation will be held from 10:00-11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home on Thursday. Interment will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Preston, Minnesota. Services are prearranged and performed with Worlein Funeral Home of Austin.
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