Published Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die…” Our Dad, Raymond Robertus, was born in Laurel on October 2, 1930, to Henry and Mary (Grasmick) Robertus, who were German immigrants from Russia. He died on February 17, 2017. Dad grew up the youngest of nine children on the family homestead west of Laurel. His early school years were spent in the one-room Trewin Country School, where he completed the eighth grade.