Donald J. Roberts
Feb. 13, 1928 July 15, 2015 

Donald J. Roberts passed away peacefully at Birchrock Corners Assisted Living in Mukwonago on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the age of 87. Don is a lifelong resident of Mukwonago, being born on February 13, 1928 in the Town of Mukwonago, to his parents William E. and Mary G.

(nee Kerstein) Roberts.

He grew up on his parents farm. He graduated from Mukwonago High School in 1946. Don married his wife, Joyce M. (nee Knierim) on October 26, 1957, at Christ Lutheran in Big Bend. He continued to work on the family farm until 1972 when he started working as a service technician for four John Deere dealerships until his retirement.

In his spare time, Don enjoyed fixing most any farm and lawn machines for countless people. He and his wife enjoyed snowmobiling with his friends in the Mukwonago Sno-Snoops for 43 years to include many snowmobiling trips, one of which took them to West Yellowstone for an unforgettable snowmobiling trip. He was the district representative for the WCSA (Waukesha County Snowmobile Association) and a member of Reformation Evangelical Lutheran Church. In addition, he and his wife enjoyed camping and traveling, along with his love of motorcycling.

Don enjoyed life in Wisconsin and all it had to offer.

Don is survived by his loving wife, Joyce, of 57 1⁄2 years; his loving son, John (Mukwonago); as well as other family and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three infant children, Marlene Ann, Mark Allen and Bonnie Lynn; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Myrtle and Ralph Knierim; and his brother-in-law Gordon Knierim.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 19, at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 930 Main St. (Highway ES), Mukwonago, from 2:00 PM until the time of funeral service at 4:00 PM.

Pastor Wayne Meier will officiate the service.

Joyce and John would like to thank the management and staff at Birchrock Corners Assisted Living for the excellent care, concern and compassion for Don for the five years he was in their care. Their support for Don will forever be appreciated!

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 262-363-7126 or visit online at