Russell "Russ" Roberts

Russell "Russ" Roberts of Grafton, formerly of California passed away 
suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 at the young age of 59. Russ was 
born in Bakersfield, Calif. on May 21, 1952 the son of the late Ralph 
and Nellie (nee Lewis) Roberts.  He was united in marriage to Marilyn 
(nee Schroeter) on Sept. 19, 1987 in San Ramon, Calif. Russ earned 
his Masterís in Radiation Biophysics from the University of Kansas. 
After graduating from Kansas Russ started his own company 
manufacturing containers to dispose of hazardous waste for the 
Department of Energy.  Eventually the Department of Energy hired Russ 
to work for them.  Russ later went back out on his own doing 
consulting for numerous other companies. After moving to Grafton, 
Russ continued consulting and then semi-retired and began helping on 
the Schroeter family farm in Grafton.  He enjoyed raising pigs, 
growing many vegetables, gardening, photography and "fixing things" 
that needed repair. He especially enjoyed his motorcycle, riding the 
back roads.

Russ is survived by his wife, Marilyn, of Grafton; children: Tyler 
Roberts of UW-Madison and Suzanne (Dustin) Beck of Grafton; brothers: 
Ralph (Lori) Roberts of Ontario, Calif. and Richard (Danielle) 
Roberts of Bakersfield, Calif.; brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws: 
Ken (Margaret) Schroeter of Grafton, Joyce (Dave) Aiuppa of West 
Bend, Ronnie (the late Susie) Schroeter of Sheboygan Falls and Bob 
(Gina) Schroeter of Grafton.  Further survived by nieces, nephews, 
other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 at 7 p.m. at 
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Grafton.  Family will receive friends at 
the church on Friday from 5 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. Memorials to the 
Russ Roberts 4-H Memorial Fund appreciated. Mueller Funeral Home of 
Grafton assisting the family. Online condolences may be sent by 
visiting www.muellerfuneralhome.com.