Elton John Roberts, 38, of Tama, died Thursday, April 18, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Traditional Graveside Services were held Friday, April 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Meskwaki Cemetery on the Meskwaki Settlement in rural Tama with Michael Keahna as speaker. A Traditional Wake was held Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Fox Clan Ceremonial Building on the Meskwaki Settlement, rural Tama.
Survivors include his mother, Glendora, of Tama; his father, Gordon, of Tama; three daughters: Ashlynne, Celia and Lily Roberts all of Tama; his brothers: Issaiah Roberts, Lance Mauskemo and Elliott Funmaker, all of Tama, and Bruce (Jessi) Mauskemo, of Rochester, Minn.; his sister, Jessica Funmaker, of Marshalltown; one adopted brother, Adrian Hoag and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home, Tama-Toledo is assisting with the arrangements.