Pharos-Tribune

January 29, 2013

LeRoy Robeson


— LeRoy Robeson, Jr., 99, Carroll Manor, Delphi, died at 4:22 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at IU Arnett, Lafayette.

He was born Jan. 12, 1914, to the late Leroy and Anna Downham Robeson. On April 28, 1940, he married (Mildred) Charline Yeager at the Camden Baptist Church; she passed away Nov. 15, 2001.

LeRoy “Junior” farmed most of his life and was still running a combine at 96 years of age. He was Washington Township Trustee for several years. He served on the Carroll County School Board after it was first consolidated. Junior was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and served as a past president of the Council. He was also a past president of Rock Creek Cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Maurice Robeson (Janalie), Flora, Lloyd Robeson (Saundra), Macungie, Penn., and Carl Robeson (Dottye), Camden; six grandchildren, Miriam Robeson Pickens, N.J., Michele Howard, Indianapolis, Renee Robeson, N.J., Eric Robeson, Penn., Kurt Robeson, N.J., and Todd Robeson, Okla.; nine great-grandchildren, Samantha, Benjamin and Caitlin Pickens, all of Flora, Anna and August Wallendal, both of N.J., Luke and Payt Robeson, both of Oklahoma, and Chase and Noah Robeson, both of New Jersey; one nephew, Kevin Robeson (Karen); niece, Annalea Robeson; great niece, Katrina Robeson; and great nephew, Kurtis Robeson.

In addition to his wife, he is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Pauline Robeson; and one brother, Eldon Robeson.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church, 6765 East 800 North, Logansport, IN, 46947. Burial will follow in Rock Creek Cemetery.

Visitation for Junior will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Genda Funeral Home Reinke Chapel, Flora.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Junior’s name may be made to Faith Lutheran Church of Logansport.

Online condolences may be directed to www.gendafuneralhome.com.