Oran: Roberta Mae Lorber age 96 passed away Tuesday, November 24 at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls, IA following a brief illness. She was born April 7, 1919 in Fairbank, IA the daughter of Oscar and Hana (Wierck) Lenius. Roberta married Leonard Lorber June 12, 1940 and celebrated 60 years of marriage before his death on January 13, 2001. Roberta graduated from Oran High School and she then attended Iowa Teachers College in Cedar Falls. After college she was a school teacher in a country school until she was married. Roberta and Leonard owned and operated Lorber Construction in Oran, IA for many years along with raising four sons. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank. Roberta loved her family, her home, cooking, quilting and crosswords.
Survived by: three sons; Roger (Mary) of Cedar Falls, William (Sally) of Laguna Niguel, CA, David (Denise) of Canton, MI and a daughter-in-law Lisa Lorber of Phoenix, AZ. She is also survived by eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceded by: her parents, her husband, one son; Robert, two sisters; Lucille Rogers and Wilma Lorber along with a brother; Charles Lenius.
Services: 10:30 am Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fairbank.
Visitation: 4:00-7:00 pm Monday, November 30 at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank and also for one hour before services Tuesday at the church.
Burial: Fairbank Cemetery
Memorials: to St. John’s Church