Roberta L (Yelden) Gansen

Born: Mon., May 4, 1959
Died: Fri., Jan. 4, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Jan. 11, 2013
Location: Malone Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jan. 12, 2013
Location: St John Lutheran Church

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Roberta L. Gansen age 53 of Geneva passed away Friday January 4, 2013 at Delnor-Community Hospital in Geneva.

She was born May 4, 1959 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Robert and Patricia (Kuse) Yelden.

Roberta was born and raised in Dubuque, Iowa graduating from Hempstead High School in 1977. She married her high school sweetheart Timothy in October of 1982 and they moved to the Chicago area first settling in Des Plaines then moving to Elk Grove Village, Carol Stream and eventually making their home in Geneva. Roberta worked as a Human Resources Generalist for Porsche Financial Services in Lisle until she retired in 2006. She also enjoyed sewing and was a great cook. Roberta’s greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband of 30 years, Timothy; two daughters Lindsey and Lauren; parents Robert and Patricia Yelden of Dubuque, Iowa; siblings Debbie (Richard) Martin of Flagstaff, AZ, Beatrice Bonk of Hanover Park, Georgia (Jack) Pittman of Davenport, FL, John (Tina) Yelden of Peosta, IA, Patrick (Billie Jo) Yelden of Poinciana, FL, Kathy (Dean) Mausser of Holy Cross, Iowa and Tony ( Andrea) Yelden of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; in-laws Francis and Joyce Gansen of Iowa. Also survived by many relatives and friends who will miss her dearly.

Funeral Service will be held Saturday January 12, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. John Lutheran Church 410 N. Cross St. Wheaton with Rev. Marcus Nelson officiating.

Burial will be held Monday January 14, 11:30 am at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa.

Visitation will be held Friday January 11 from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Malone Funeral Home 324 E. State St. (Rt. 38) Geneva and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of the service.

Memorials to American Cancer Society 143 First St. Batavia 60510 or American Stroke Foundation, Wellness Center 5960 Dearborn, Suite 100, Mission, Kansas 66202 address would be appreciated.

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Heather Butler
   Posted Tue January 08, 2013
Our thoughts are with your entire family.
Georgia: Hang in there. We are here for you when you return.

Chris Bauer (Splinter)
   Posted Wed January 09, 2013
Tim and Family, it has been a long time since High School. I am so sorry for your loss, She was an awesome person and I am glad she was my friend. I lost my sister also 7 yrs. ago. Thoughts and prayers are for you in this time of sorrow.

Melissa Arensdorf
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
so sorry for your loss god bless you and ur family

Lisa Trebelhorn (Almquist)
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
Tim and girls, and Bob, Pat, Debbie, Georgia, Beatrice, John, Pat, Kathy and Tony,
So sorry to hearing of Roberta's health struggles and passing. I don't have to tell you what a wonderful person she was. Her smile will live on in your hearts. I haven't seen her for 30 years, yet I can remember her contagious smile. I shared a memory with Kathy that I would like to share with the family:
I don't know how old I was, but I was young. Roberta was babysitting me and had to give me a bath. For some reason, I recall giving her a hard time, crying and refusing to take a bath. I was in the tub crying and she started singing at the top of her lungs "Splish, splash I was taking a bath, long about a Saturday night..." and she started throwing bubbles at me. I giggled so hard and well, the bath wasn't so bad. I made her dance and sing it all night. I was young and didn't know it was a hit song. I thought she made it up for me! ;-) Hope that memory made you smile.

To everyone, you are in my thoughts and prayers during these sad time. May God bless you all.


Margo Kuse
   Posted Fri January 11, 2013
Prayers and love to the family during your time of loss of Roberta, loved so much by so many.

Karla (Kuse) Cobbs & Rich Cobbs
   Posted Sat January 12, 2013
Dear Tim, Aunt Pat & Uncle Bob & Family,
Thoughts and prayers to you during this time.
We celebrate Roberta's life and that she is out of the physical pain.
She will be missed but the memories live on!
Love, Karla & Rich

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