Anneliese Roberts, 88, passed away Sunday November 6, 2022, at the Ogallala Community Hospital in Ogallala, Nebraska. Anneliese was born August 4, 1934, in Ismaning, Germany, to Franz and Anna Trumler. Her childhood was spent under the rule of Nazi Germany. During WWII, she attended school at Volkschule in Munich-Reim, Germany. She was accepted into a cosmetology apprenticeship. She finished her apprenticeship within 3 years and received her degree in cosmetology. After graduating, she worked as a journeyman cosmetologist until she married her husband and moved to the United States. She could not travel to the United States until she was approved for immigration into the United States. This took about 6 months. She received her naturalization on May 8, 1952.
Anneliese married the love of her life, John Roberts, on March 17, 1952, in Munich, Germany, and to this union six children were born. As her children grew, Anneliese worked as a cosmetologist in Alma, Nebraska and Orleans, Nebraska. She worked in this career for many years until her retirement. She enjoyed watching her children’s involvement in various sporting activities and school activities. She also enjoyed watching her children’s involvement with their horse showing. After retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her husband John to Arizona and California. Anneliese enjoyed cooking her many German dishes for her family. She could always make the best pot roast, cookies for her grandchildren, and various desserts. She also enjoyed gardening. She had an unbelievable green thumb which she passed onto many of her children and grandchildren. She grew the most beautiful flowers. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She enjoyed fishing with her grandchildren. Family meant everything to her. She was a woman of Faith and a devoted Catholic and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
She resided at Fort Dodge, Kansas near Dodge City, Kansas with her husband John until his passing in July 2020. She cherished her time as a volunteer with many US veterans. She enjoyed making crafts with John until she lost her eyesight to macular degeneration. She and her husband were very involved with the veteran’s poppy program for many years while residing at Fort Dodge, Kansas. For the past two years she resided in Ogallala, Nebraska with her daughter Sue and her family. She loved her pet dachshunds, Schnapps, Heidi, and Rusty.
She was blessed with a wealth of family. She and her husband were happily married for 68 years before John was called home.
She is survived by a brother, Franz Trumler and wife Carol of Boelus, Nebraska; a brother-in-law, Francis Hofmeyer from California; two sons, Johnnie Roberts and wife Vicki of Paradise, Kansas; Donald Roberts and his wife Sheila of Phillipsburg, Kansas; four daughters, Anna Ledbetter and husband Rick of Wallard, Tennessee; Helen Rains and her husband Cecil of Amarillo, Texas; Sue England and husband Scott of Ogallala, Nebraska; and Pamela Roberts and partner, Jim Goracke of Bucklin, Kansas; 18 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren: and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents Franz and Anna Trumler, her husband, John Roberts, and a sister, Sieglinde Hofmeyer.
Vigil service will be at 7:00 pm Thursday, November 17, 2022, at St. Andrew Church, Wright. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am Friday at the church with Fr. Ted Stoecklein presiding. Inurnment will follow in the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Ft. Dodge. There will be no public viewing, cremation has taken place. Friends may sign the register from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Thursday at Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.
The family suggests memorials to St. Andrew Church in care of Ziegler Funeral Chapel, 1901 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, Kansas 67801.