Raymond Robertus

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. He was unable to finish more schooling as his help was needed on the farm while his older brothers served in World War II. Dad married our Mom, Gloria June Frank, on March 22, 1952, at the First Congregational Church in Laurel. God blessed them with six children, Randy, Susan, David, Diane, Nancy and Samuel. They remained faithfully married for 57 years until Gloria passed away in 2009.
“…A time to plant and a time to harvest…” Dad loved to farm and enjoyed growing a variety of crops, but his favorite was sugar beets. Over the years, he received High Station Award and High-Ten Award multiple times from Great Western Sugar Company for his excellent sugar beet crop.
“…A time to weep and a time to laugh…” Life had its share of trials, but Dad was hard working, diligent, and faithful to the very end. He also loved to tease, and his blue eyes would twinkle as he told a joke or ribbed one of his grandkids or great-grandkids. He is survived by his children, Randy (Marsha) Robertus, Susan (David) Roth, David (Becky) Robertus, Nancy (Jon) Rutt, and Sam (Sharon) Robertus; 18 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lila Gordon. He also leaves behind two dear friends who stuck closer than brothers, Larry Horton and Pastor Gary Bobo. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Gloria; his brothers, Alex, John, Henry, Jr. and Albert, and sisters, Emma, Millie and Esther; and his daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Rod Miller.
Services will be held Friday, February 24, at 10 a.m. at Faith Chapel in Billings. Memorials can be made to the Special K Ranch P.O. Box 479, Columbus, MT 59019 or www.specialkranch.org, Laurel Community Foundation Endowment for Long-Term Impact, P.O. Box 1138, Laurel, MT 59044 or www.laurelcommunity.org, or to a charity of one’s choice.
"He has made everything beautiful in its time." Ecclesiastes 3:11

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