Services were held April 13 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Cherokee, Rev. Ray Hampton officiating. Burial was in the Liberty Township Cemetery in rural Meriden. The Greenwood Funeral Home, Cherokee, was in charge of arrangements.
Roberta was born Dec. 9, 1931 in Cherokee, to Reginald and Evelyn (Schnell) Hantsbarger. She attended school in Cherokee, graduating from Wilson High School in 1949. She then attended and graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City, in 1952.
On Sept. 5, 1953, Roberta married Arnold Rogge in Jackson, Minnesota. Roberta worked as an R.N. and surgical nurse in the surgical and recovery unit of Sioux Valley Memorial Hospital for many years, before retiring in 1996. She also assisted with the Home Health and Hospice services at the hospital.
Roberta was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, where she was a long-time member of the choir. She assisted with many 4-H projects, and worked in the craft building at the Cherokee County Fair.
She assisted on the Relay for Life Committee, and also Daffodil Days, and was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary, and of P.E.O. since 2005. She enjoyed her flower gardens and following her I.S.U. Cyclones.
She was preceded in death by her husband Arnold, June 22, 1997, her parents, a son Darryl, August 1, 2003.
Survivors include her daughter, Jeanene and her husband, Dr. Dean Meylor, of Summerfield, N.C.; sons, Don Rogge, and his wife, Deb, of Loveland, Colorado; Bruce Rogge and his wife, Lynne, of Portsmouth, Va.; Neal Rogge, of Cherokee; a daughter-in-law, Renee Rogge, of Cherokee; a sister, Joan Hilkemeier, and her husband, Don, of Kimball, Neb.; grandchildren; Jessica Benningfield and her husband Robert; Adam Meylor; Jason Rogge, and his wife, Verline; Erin Rogge; and Matthew Rogge; great-grandchildren, Isabella Rogge, Roman Rogge, and Ryann Benningfield.