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Carl William Roby, 63, of Ottumwa died at 4:40 a.m. December 23, 2017 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born September 1, 1954 in Centerville to Carl Gordon and Iva Louise Guler Roby. He married Teresa Zintz on October 10, 1981 in Centerville.
A graduate of Centerville High School in 1972, he moved to Ottumwa in 1983. Carl worked construction most of his life and had worked at Cargill in Eddyvillle for 10 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, crafting and most of all spending time with his grandkids.
Surviving is his wife, Teresa; a son, Jerry (Heather) Ware of Ottumwa; three grandchildren, Jadyn Stevens (Bobbi Jo), Brock and Kason Ware.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; a nephew, Daniel Self; a brother-in-law, Mark Zintz and a sister-in-law, Laura Block.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. Burial will be in Elgin Cemetery in Mystic, IA.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Elgin Cemetery in Mystic, IA and can be mailed to 16511 Hwy T-14 Mystic, IA 52574 or Cedar Creek Coon Hunters.
Published on December 26, 2017
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