Lena Robertson of Perry


Funeral services for Lena Robertson, 89, of Perry will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 24 at  the Murdock Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Violet Hill Cemetery. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service.

Lena passed away Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021, at the Mercy One Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Lena Rosemary Neubauer was born Oct. 28, 1931, in Donna, Texas, the daughter of Milo and Mary (Turner) Neubauer.

While growing up, her family moved to Waterloo, where Lena attended schools. She graduated from Waterloo West High School with the class of 1949.

Lena married George Wait in March 1951 and later, after George’s death, she married William Robertson in February 1984.

Lena moved to Perry in 1972 and lived here for nearly 47 years until she moved to Pine Acres Care Center in West Des Moines.

Lena was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Perry. She also was a member of the Perry Women of the Moose while it was still active.

Left to cherish Lena’s memory are her two daughters, Christie (Dale) Brownell of Bellevue, Nebraska, and Diane (Joe) Munoz of Des Moines; one son, Brian (Leann) Wait of Slater; and step-children, Karen (Dennis) King of Loudon, Tennessee, Cheryl Robertson of Orlando, Florida, Paula (Jeff) South of Perry and Scott (Sandy) Robertson of Trevor, Wisconsin; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Preceding Lena in death were her parents; husband, George, in May 1980; husband, William, in October 2018; one sister, Maxine Welcher; one brother, Robert Neubauer; one granddaughter; and one grandson.

Memorials in Lena’s name and condolences to the family may be sent to Murdock Funeral Home.


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