March 5, 2021

Stevens County Times

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Roberta Reynolds

Roberta Gayle (Gimberlin) Reynolds, born of Richard and Clarice (Westby) Gimberlin, was born on January 7, 1950 in Morris. She grew up in Morris and married Clarence Heitz in 1967.

Together they had four children: Kimberly, Timothy, Tammara, and Ronald.

In 1974, Roberta met her soul mate, Melvin Reynolds and the two lived in Morris before residing in Cyrus.

Roberta “Robin” was known by friends and family to be in the garden, canning, or baking. She is most known for her pickles. One could say she was a regular ole ‘Betty Homemaker’ doing what she loved. She was very family oriented and would never miss a chance to get together with family for any occasion. Family was everything to Roberta. Everyone was precious to her heart and she will be always in ours forever as she will be missed.

Roberta passed away unexpectedly at the Stevens Community Medical Center on Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

She was 70 years old.

She is survived by her children: Kimberly (Bill) Bouressa of Cyrus, Timothy Heitz of Cyrus, Tammara (Robert) Bisgard of Donnelly, and Ronald (Christina) Heitz of Buffalo; her brother Richard (Susan) Gimberlin of Morris; sisters Patricia Dowling of Duluth, and Jeanne Gimberlin of Morris; grandchildren: Cassandra, Riccardo, Brett, Christina, Kayla, Steven, Haley, Hannah, and Ashley; 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her first husband Clarence Heitz and second husband Melvin Reynolds; parents Richard and Clarice (Westby) Gimberlin; sister Barbara Timmsen; great-grandson Brayden Bouressa, and brothers-in-law Richard “Dick” Dowling, and Donald Timmsen.