Roberta Zunkel Obituary

Roberta  Zunkel
Roberta Zunkel
Roberta Zunkel

June 9, 1934 - April 21, 2016
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Roberta Joanne Robertson Zunkel went home to God on April 21, 2016, after a long battle with liver cancer and a 63 year struggle with post-Polio Syndrome. She was born June 9, 1934 to George and Audrey (Wood) Robertson in Boone, Iowa. She graduated from Boone High School in 1952. She married Virgil Lee Zunkel on October 18, 1953.
She was a daughter, granddaughter, sister, candy stripper, Polio survivor, wife, mother, Sunday school teacher, PTA president, mother in law, grandmother, geriatric nurse, home school teacher, and a great care giver. She was a member of the First Federated Church.
She was a woman of great courage. She was a woman of great faith. She was a woman of great empathy.
1st Corinthians Chapter 13. "Someday I am going to lay down my cross and go home."
She is survived by her husband Virgil, daughter Christine Zunkel, son Virgil L Zunkel II and wife Andrea (Hislop) Zunkel, son in law Shawn Osborne, wife Leigh (Larson) Osborne. Grand children are Jamison Osborne, Jordon Osborne and wife Jane (Bowen) Osborne, Paul Ryan Zunkel. Sister Jacque Marshal and husband Robert Marshal and three nieces. She was preceded in death by her daughter Jennifer Lynn Zunkel Osborne and her brother Tommy Robertson.
Cremation rites have taken place and a private graveside funeral will be at Bass Point Cemetery in Boone, Iowa at a later date. Her family would like to thank the Mercy Hospice Johnston for their wonderful care. In lieu flowers, please send donations to the Mercy Hospice Johnston, Iowa. Condolences can be sent to Westover Funeral Home, www.