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Beach Roberts

Beach Roberts, age 85, of Sanborn died peacefully September 27th surrounded by family, after his battle with cancer.

Visitation will be on Friday, October 1, 2021, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the St. Thomas Oratory in Sanborn, MN.

Service will be held at the St. Thomas Oratory on Friday at 1:00 pm.

The clergy will be Father Garrett Ahlers. Interment will be at the Home Cemetery in Sleepy Eye, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield, MN.  Online condolences may be left for the family at

Beach W. Roberts was born on October 8, 1935 to William and Isabelle (McKenzie) Roberts in Sleepy Eye, MN. He grew up in Sleepy Eye and graduated from Sleepy Eye Public High School in 1954. From 1959-1961 he served in the U.S. Army.  Beach was united in marriage to Pauline Reinarts on January 8, 1966. After his years in the Army, he worked a variety of jobs in the Sleepy Eye area before moving to Sanborn where he was employed by Central Publications. He worked for 23 years as a Press Operator and Manager before retiring.Beach enjoyed spending time at his family cabin in Park Rapids, fishing, playing cribbage and solitaire, as well as woodworking in his garage. His sense of humor and one liners were infectious. He always made it a point to help others and ensured people looked at the positive side of life.

Beach is survived by his wife, Pauline, sons Paul (Beth) Roberts, Patrick Roberts, daughters Sherri (Jeff) Nauman, Jonola Karow, 14 grandchildren, and 13 great grandchildren, brothers Bob Roberts, Jack (Kathy) Roberts, and sister-in-law Alice Roberts.

He is proceeded in death by his parents William and Isabelle Roberts, mother and father in law Emil and Helen Reinarts, sisters Katheryn Kirkpatrick, Helen Zobel, Mildred Eckstein, Lois Danheim, and brothers Mick, James, and Tom Roberts.

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