David Roberts

David Roberts, 59, of Staples, died September 10, 2018, of natural causes in Staples. 

Services for David will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Motley Free Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements were by Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples.

David was born on November 29, 1958 in Staples,  to Richard and Gladys (Melsness) Roberts. He graduated from Staples High School in 1977. David attended NDSU, where he participated on the wrestling team. He worked as a brakeman for Burlington Northern Railroad for 10 years, as a local mail carrier for USPS for 10 years and most recently as a carrier for UPS for 15 years. David married Lani Longbella on September 23, 1989 in Staples. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, traveling, photography and time with family and friends. 

David is survived by his children, Hailey Roberts, MD of Ann Arbor, MI and Tanner Roberts, PharmD candidate, of Staples; parents, Richard and Gladys Roberts of Staples; six brothers, Lindy Ellenbaum of Minneapolis, Steven Ellenbaum of Motley, Russel (Linda) Ellenbaum of Topeka, KS, Scott Ellenbaum of Motley, Douglas (Dianne) Roberts of Staples, James (Mary Ellen) Roberts of Oconomowoc, WI and one sister, Susan Roberts of Sartell. 

He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Roberts. 

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