Gregory Charles “Greg” Roberts, 60, of Dike, Iowa passed away peacefully at his home in Dike. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the Abels Funeral and Cremation Service, Dike Chapel. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at the Dike United Methodist Church, in Dike, Iowa. Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Dike. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Heart Association.
Greg was born on November 4, 1959 in Waterloo, Iowa, to his parents George and Doris (Venenga) Roberts. He was raised in Dike and graduated from Dike High School in the class of 1978. Greg then went on to study at Ellsworth Community College, and then at a hospitality school in Kissimmee, Florida. Greg then went to work at Stouffers Hotels, Footlocker, the Grundy Shoe Box, Nebraska Sports in Omaha, Nebraska, Schwan Food Co. in Marshalltown and lastly for many years at Bertch Cabinets, where he worked until his passing.
Greg loved baseball, especially the Minnesota Twins. He was an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes and UNI football teams and enjoyed supporting the local high school teams at Dike New Hartford High School. He also enjoyed playing golf, however his true joy in life was spending time with his family, friends, and especially his nieces. He will be missed and long remembered.
Greg is survived by his sister Dana (Kevin) Brandl of Humphrey, NE; nieces Kaydie and Danie Brandl of Humphrey, NE; aunts Nancy Venenga of Grundy Center, IA, Marcia Stumpf of Cedar Falls, IA and Rebecca (Eric) Jacobs of Seattle, WA; and many cousins and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents George and Doris Roberts.