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Edgar E. Robertson was born to Elvin and Florence Robertson on October 27, 1931 in Worth County, Missouri. He departed this life on December 8, 2017 at his home in Fontanelle, Iowa at the age of 86.
Edgar was united in marriage to Opal "Jeane" Reynolds on September 5, 1951. He entered the Army on February 13, 1952 where he served for almost 21 years in Japan, Germany, Vietnam, and the United States as a cook and military police officer. During this time, three children were added to their union: William ("Bill"), Kenneth, and Jeanette. He retired from the military on December 1, 1972. Edgar and Jeane were married for 51 years until her passing in 2002.
Edgar joined Delores "Dee" Carns in marriage on September 18, 2004. They resided in Diagonal and Greenfield until his death. Edgar enjoyed many activities including fishing, hunting, playing guitar and singing. He took pleasure in being around other people and could frequently be seen attending dances in Creston, Greenfield and Mt. Ayr.
Edgar was preceded in death by his parents Elvin and Florence; brother David; sister Gladys; wife Jeane; son Bill; step-daughter Nancy; and other extended family members.
He will be remembered by his wife Dee; son Kenneth Robertson; daughter Jeanette Abrams and husband Michael; grandchildren Joshua Robertson, Payton Robertson, Austin and Justin Abrams; step-son Michael Carns; nieces, nephews, and friends.
Memorials are in his name to be decided later.
Services: 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at the Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr, Iowa
Officiant: Pastor Steven Broers
Open Visitation: 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Monday, Dec 11
Family Present: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Tuesday, Dec 12 at the Armstrong Funeral Home - Mount Ayr, IA
Military Rites: Morris Herrold Post 395 & Iowa Honor Guard Unit
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery – Mount Ayr, Iowa
Memorials: In his name to be decided later
Jeanette, I am so sorry for your loss. Your father sounds like a special man and one who served our Country. God Bless you and I will have you in my prayers. Heather M. (Wheatland Salem)
Heather Dec 15 2017 12:00 AM
I am saddened to hear of Edgar's passing. I regret that I could not attend his service due to obligations here in Kansas. My condolences to Dee, Kenny, Jeanette, and families. He will be missed. ~Sherri (Dredge) Patterson
Sherri Patterson Dec 12 2017 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear of Ed's passing. From Texas, Harold and I send sincere condolences. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family.
Connie Benedict Dec 12 2017 12:00 AM