James “Jim” T. Roberts, age 84, formerly of Posen, passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Manteno, IL.
He was born on May 25, 1935 in Harvey, IL. He was a United States Army Veteran serving from 1953-1956. He married Vinnie Christopher on September 14, 1957 in Posen, IL. He was a salesman and owned and operated his own business, MoneyMakers. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr Catholic Church in Posen, IL. He was an avid bowler and once bowled a 299 game.
He is survived by his father, Amos Roberts; his daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Michael Minock of Peotone; two grandchildren, Michaela and Jacob Minock; and a brother, Bill Roberts of Lockport. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vinnie (Christopher) Roberts; his mother, Bernice (Czupek) Roberts; and a brother, Bob Roberts.
Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Friday, January 24 from 3:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Saturday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m., Father Roger Kutzner officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. prior to the funeral mass. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in Alsip, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Illinois Veterans’ Home, 1 Veterans’ Dr., Manteno, IL 60950 or Hospice of Kankakee Valley, 482 Main St. NW, Bourbonnais, IL 60914.
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