Ronald D. Roberts Sr.
February 5, 1931 - December 2, 2012
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Ronald D. Roberts, Sr., age 81, of Appleton, passed away at Bethel Home, Oshkosh, on Sunday, December 2, 2012. Ron was born on February 5, 1931, in Chicago, to the late John E. and Lucille (Gallus) Roberts. He grew up in Chicago where he enjoyed living with his paternal grandparents during the school year and…

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Tony Taylor left a message on May 2, 2013:
Coach Roberts was one of those people, who in my life, I will always remember as someone, I had the up most respect for. Not only a great coach with a real passion for the Ravens but a true gentleman. He will be sadly missed by all who new him. Kind Regards The Taylor's 83
Nigel Hoyte left a message on May 2, 2013:
Condolences to the Roberts family from Nigel and Rebecca Hoyte.
Billy Ashford left a message on May 2, 2013:
Coach Roberts was simply a great man. Humble, honest, patient, caring and understanding. He was also a great Coach who sacrficed so much to teach a bunch of "limeys" to take the next step and helped make us an even more formidible force than we were. On a personal note he extinguished my nerves and gave me the direction I needed to trust the tools I had. I'm a better person as a result. I will always remember you Coach Roberts with respect and admiration and pride.
Kevin Clifford left a message on May 2, 2013:
Ron, best wishes to you and your family. Coach Roberts had a big impact on all the players at the London Ravens, in the eighties, and we will always be grateful for the time and effort he went through to help us become the most successful UK football team.
Don and Jean Showalter left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dear Marlene and family, We were sorry to hear of Ron's death, but rejoice that he is with our Lord and Savior forever. Thank God, we have an eternal HOPE in Him. We have fond memories of you and Ron in our Sunday School class. We enjoyed our meal with you at Farm Kitchen near Devil's Lake and then dessert at your home in Merrimac. Love and Blessings to you and your family. Don and Jean Showalter
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Mary (Wichmann) Willems left a message on May 2, 2013:
I remember Ron's passion for his work...but most of all remember his eyes lighting up talking about Marlene and 'the kids'. (And can still picture him walking with his dog -- Chopper, right?) He was dedicated in all facets of his life and will be remembered always. My thoughts and prayers to you all.
Kurt Kirner left a message on May 2, 2013:
As a young professional under Coach Roberts direction, I always appreciated his guidance and compassion. He was truly a legend to admire and a friend to depend upon. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sorrowful time. God Bless!
Karen Fenrich left a message on May 2, 2013:
Ron I am so sorry for your loss and so grateful to your father to have raised a son like you You were wonderful to work with at Centennial and when you talked of your father you could see the love in your eyes God Bless Karen
Gary Van Berkel left a message on May 2, 2013:
My thoughts and prayers to all the Roberts' family. Coach Roberts gave me the opportunity to play and for that I am forever grateful.
Mark R Aschliman left a message on May 2, 2013:
Condolences to the family on the passing of Coach Roberts. It was an honor to have been coached by him.
Jude Ugwuegbulam left a message on May 2, 2013:
Ron Jnr, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Coach. Please pass on my condolences and love to you and the rest of the family. There is no denying that Coach Roberts snr left the London Ravens a better team, and group of men than he found us. I for one learnt a lot during his time with us, and grew to be a better player, and most importantly man. May his memory live on.
Liston Johnson left a message on May 2, 2013:
You were a great coach and a great man who instilled some of life's valuable most lessons in me. You will be missed, but never forgotten. Liston Johnson #70 London Ravens
Fraser Biscomb left a message on May 2, 2013:
It is with a heavy heart that I write this message. A true gentleman, loved and respected by all. Coach Roberts made my dream come true, and gave me the opportunity to acquire new and cherished memories. Coach Roberts knowledge, manner and attitude shaped the lives of all those he met, and so enriched the lives of many. I have truly missed this influence, but will never forget. Rest in Peace Coach. Fraser
Paul Medley left a message on May 2, 2013:
Ron, please know that my thoughts are with you and your family at this sad moment in your lives. When I remember coach I remember a kind and caring man who had no agenda other than to help us grow, as players and as men. He showed us how to win with class. He showed us the meaning of, respect. For our self's and for others, and I for one have most defiantly felt the benefit of that in my every day life. The world is a sadder place without him, and I thank both you and your Father for making the choice to be a part our life's and I thank you for making a difference. God bless you and your family. Paul Medley # 29
daniel buller left a message on May 2, 2013:
You came to London with your son and family . You took a bunch of London boys and developed them into a team that were unbeatable . That played as one unit . In the process you taught us about ourselves , and that each of us is responsible for our actions and reactions . An education through a game . Thank You . May your God protect you now and your family . Daniel Buller
Sam McCreedy left a message on May 2, 2013:
Without doubt Coach Roberts' character, his way, his being helped make me a better high school teacher and football coach than I would have been without his influence. He was thorough, he was straight forward, he believed in us, he trusted us to do our best, he was always well prepared. Much of my life since LU has not only been spent on practice fields and in gymnasiums because he helped me love those places, but also my life since LU has has been made more effective and more enjoyable because of Coach's example. Thank you Coach. Sincerely, Sam McCreedy
Ruth A. Dawson left a message on May 2, 2013:
Dear Marlene and family, I am so sorry to hear of Ron's absence in this world!! I know the pain, sorrow, and lonelyness that the grief can bring to those who love him in this world. Having experienced this I can only say place your HOPE in Christ. You will be reunited soon in a world so much better than we know here. Pain and sorrow will be no more. The lion will lie down with the lamb. Love is all we will know!! That time is coming soon. Do not grieve for the JOY of the LORD is your strength! (NE 8:10) Praise God for indiscribeable work in and through Jesus Christ our LORD and SAVIOR! To HIM be the glory. My Love To You, Ruth Dawson (Robert died 2007)
Mark wynnick left a message on May 2, 2013:
Thanks for the help and advice you gave us as ravens and as men rest in peace coach you were a good man and friend . Once a raven always a raven 44#
Sydney Oloko left a message on May 2, 2013:
My condolences to you and your family Ron, coach influenced all our lives greatly and I am sure his calm demeanour and approach to coaching made us all more focused individuals.
Jeremy Pendlebury left a message on May 2, 2013:
Ron Snr. You gave so much to the Ravens. You gave so much to the individual team members. We are in forever your debt. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Wayne McMullen left a message on May 2, 2013:
Coach Roberts was always a friend to the fans of the London Ravens. He loved the team as much as we did, and we respected him for his love of team, his knowledge, and his ability to pass that love onto others. Black and gold, the colors to behold. Black and gold, the colors to be Black and gold will never fold Black and gold come follow me. We'll miss you Coach!
David Ferguson left a message on May 2, 2013:
My thoughts and prayers to all the Roberts' family. Coach Roberts you gave us a chance to experience the real deal in American Football. I thank you and Ron Jnr for our success in the UK and make us the men we are today RIP ...... Bless Fergie #43
Douglas Kohrt left a message on May 2, 2013:
Sorry to hear about Coach Roberts' passing. He had a big influence on my life when I was at Lawrence on the 1969 football team.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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