Kenneth J. 'Ken' Roberts


Nov. 7, 1927 - Sept. 4, 2012



Kenneth J. 'Ken' Roberts of Waukesha died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 84. He was born in Waukesha on Nov. 7, 1927, the son of the John W. and Elsie (nee Vandorf) Roberts. 


He was a 1946 graduate of Waukesha High School. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On Oct. 20, 1956, he married the former Ruth Hughlett at First Congregational Church in Hartland. Ken worked for Dale Chevrolet, International Harvester and as a union carpenter. He was a member of the Carpenters Union Local 344, where he was past steward and trustee, and was a member of the Carpenters Bowling League at Totem Bowl. He served as a delegate to the Trades of Labor Council with the AFLCIO. 


He will be sadly missed by his wife, Ruth of Waukesha; their three sons, John (Lisa) Roberts of Waukesha, Gene (Joyce) Roberts of Concord and Gerald (Mary) Roberts of Milwaukee; and two grandsons, Timothy and James Roberts of Concord. He is further survived by his brother, Harold (Karen) Washburn of Iola, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 


He was preceded in death by his brother, David (Geraldine); his sister, Donna (Willard) Teuteberg; and two brothers-in-law, Thomas and Charles Hughlett. 


Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7:30 p.m. funeral service Friday, Sept. 7, at Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Graveside services with full military honors provided by American Legion Dousman Post #405 will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Salem Cemetery in Wales. Please meet at the cemetery. 


For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.