John Roberts

Bethalto | Tuesday, September 8 2020 |

John F. Roberts, 88, passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 8:39 pm at Wood River Healthcare and Rehabilitation. 

He was born February 20, 1932 a son of John and Charolett Ward Roberts.  On March 6, 1954 he married Juanita Fay Soden in Colorado and they have been married for 66 ½ years. 

John served in the United States Army Reserves in the Korean War.  He worked for Olin Corp for 42 years, retiring in 1995.  He was a member of Friendship General Baptist Church in East Alton, and was of the General Baptist faith for 66 years. John was a Auxiliary Police Office for East Alton, and enjoyed watching Young and the Restless. 

In addition to his wife, Juanita; John is survived by his two children, John Roberts of Godfrey, IL and Rebbecca Streubel of Wood River, IL; two grandchildren, Ashley Streubel and Heather Pick (Todd); a great granddaughter, Alyssa Pick; a brother, Wesley Roberts; two sisters, Fern Grills and Amy Reinhardt; along with several nieces, nephews and church friends. 

He was proceeded in death by his parents; three brothers, Stanley 'Butch' Roberts, Davey 'Boz' Roberts, and Allen 'Sid' Roberts; two sisters, Betty Owens and Maxine Cherry; and an infant brother and sister, Carl and Leona. 

Gravesides services will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 11:00 am at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens. 

Memorials may be made to the Alton VFW Post 1308. 

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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