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Evan D. Roberts

May 4, 1930 — October 29, 2022

Peotone

Evan D. Roberts

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     Evan D. Roberts, age 92, of Peotone, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 29, 2022.

     He was born on May 4, 1930, in Gardner, IL, the son of Beulah and Dale N. Roberts who have preceded him in death.

     Evan had a law practice in Peotone from 1975 to the present as well as a real estate office, Peotone Realty.  He was an avid aviator who flew every chance he could for 50 years.  He also owned Roberts Aviation and enjoyed giving plane rides to many in his completely restored 1941 PT 17 Stearman biplane.

     Graduating from the University of Illinois (B.S., M.E.), and George Washington, Washington, D.C. and Chicago Kent (J.D.), Evan was licensed to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Patent Office, and Federal State Courts, and was an inventor.  He served in the United States Army from 1953-1955 and was a member of the Peotone American Legion Post 392. 

     Further, Evan created and served as:  President of the Illinois Central Commuters’ Association; was a life member of the Peotone Historical Society; former Charter Member and President of the Peotone Kiwanis Club where he held additional offices over the years; former member of the Loyal Order of Moose; former member of the Peotone Chamber of Commerce; served as a board member of the Peotone Bensenville Home for 7 years; member and officer of the Peotone American Legion Post 392; former School Board member of the Flossmoor District (elected two terms); served on the Peotone Planning Commission; is the creator and President of the Concerned Citizens Caucus; is the creator of Charter Life and founding member of the Southern Aero Club where he served as President, as well as other offices; former Will County assistant State’s Attorney and Peotone Prosecutor; served in Republican “Operation Eagle Eye”; Republican Peotone Precinct Committeeman; member of the Kankakee Valley Pilots Association, Silver Wings, Illinois Flying Farmers, and member of the Ye Ancient & Secret Quiet Birdman.

      In addition to his parents preceding him in death were a sister and brother-in-law, Madeline and Elmer Asher; a sister and brother-in-law, Rowena and Argyle Dalziel; a brother, Dr. Richard N. Roberts; and a grandson, Cody Glasner.

     Surviving are Linda Fredrickson of Peotone, significant other, good close friend, and loyal professional associate for 58 years; Sue Sorenson of Peotone, a wonderful friend and loyal close office associate for 43 years; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Russ Brower of New Lenox, IL; grandson, Matthew; daughter, Polly Glasner Roberts, grandson, Cory Glasner of Palm Coast, FL; and nieces and nephews.

     A visitation will be held at the Peotone American Legion Post 392, 109 E. North St, Peotone, IL on Tuesday, November 8 from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. with a Peotone American Legion service and United States Army Military Honors taking place at 6:00 p.m.  Interment will be private.  A dinner will be served immediately following at the Peotone American Legion.  Memorials may be directed to the Peotone American Legion Post 392.  Share a memory at www.feddehelfrichcrossfh.com

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Visitation

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

3:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

Peotone American Legion Post 392

109 E North St, Peotone, IL 60468

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American Legion Service and United States Army Military Honors

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Starts at 6:00pm (Central time)

Peotone American Legion Post 392

109 E North St, Peotone, IL 60468

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