David K. Roberts
December 5, 1937-August 8, 2019
Dr. David K. Roberts, DDS, of Lincoln, formerly of Schuyler, died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Lincoln.
Funeral Service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, at First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler, with the Rev. Sarah Gengler officiating. Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, at First Presbyterian Church, and will continue for one hour before service on Monday at the church. A Masonic Service will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. Lunch will immediately follow the service in the fellowship hall. Interment will take place Monday afternoon at Fairbury Cemetery in Fairbury.
Dave was born Dec. 5, 1937, in Fairbury, to Russell and Mildred (Baker) Roberts. The family lived in Fairbury, Omaha and South Sioux City before settling in Kearney in 1953. Dave was a graduate of Kearney High School, Kearney State College and the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry. In 1964, Dave married Maxine “Micki” McVay at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln. Dave and Micki welcomed daughter Rebecca in 1967 and son Matthew in 1970.
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As a family dentist, Dave practiced in Minden from 1967-1976; Lexington from 1976-1989; Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha 1989-1992; and Schuyler from 1992 until his retirement in 2006. He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Schuyler, serving as elder and deacon and singing in the church choir. He was a member of Acacia Lodge 34 AF&AM Masonic Temple, Sesostris Shrine, Schuyler Rotary and the Schuyler Planning Commission.
Dave enjoyed his Friday Night Club and Coffee Dawgs friendships in Schuyler; singing in the church choir and barbershop choruses, flying his 1954 Piper Tripacer, and listening to jazz and attending jazz music festivals.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Micki; son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Paige Roberts of Lincoln; daughter, Becki Roberts of Lincoln; grandchildren, Emerson, Charles and Ryan; sister and brother-in-law, Leslie and Cary Lee of Gypsum, Colorado; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Mike and Terry McVay of Gothenburg; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Mildred; and his brothers, Rodney and Anthony.