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Roberta J. Montagne, 84, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 10:15 a.m. September 5, 2017 at the Bloomfield Care Center in Bloomfield.
She was born February 6, 1933 in Fairfield to Robert Bruce and Florence Eugene "Jean" Cherry Stanford. She married Otto H. "Dick" Montagne on July 27, 1951 and he preceded her in death on July 2, 2010.
Roberta was an active member of the First Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening and her flowers.
Surviving are three daughters, Becky (Steve) Gerlach of Toledo, Julie Kay (Richard) McClure of Floris and Kelly (Alan) Cramer of Bloomfield; 7 grandchildren, Ian Aiken, Melissa (Steve) Gering, Seth Cramer (Nicole Katter), Cory (Heather) Cramer, Nick (Lena) Cramer, Jesse (Codee) Gerlach, and Katie (Will) Schulte; 15 great- grandchildren; a brother, Robert Bruce (Cathy) Stanford of California; and long time friends, Billie and Ron Tarr.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Dick Crayne.
Her body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Lutheran Church with Rev. Mark Johnson officiating. Inurnment will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation with the family present will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Reece Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church.
Published on September 6, 2017
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