Obituary for Sidney Roberts

Sid Roberts, age 72 of Dennison, passed away Monday morning, April 1, 2019, at Reflections on the Three Links Campus in Northfield. Sidney Roberts was born to parents Lloyd Roberts and Julia Cousino MacIver in Santiago, Chile. There he attended St. George’s College. After moving to St. Paul, Minnesota, he graduated from Wilson High School and Hamline University with a Chemistry degree. His professional career included 36 years with Sheldahl starting a chemist and finishing as CEO. While there, he also served on the Board of the Sidrabe Company in Riga, Latvia, and the Board of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies. […]

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Sid Roberts, age 72 of Dennison, passed away Monday morning, April 1, 2019, at Reflections on the Three Links Campus in Northfield.

Sidney Roberts was born to parents Lloyd Roberts and Julia Cousino MacIver in Santiago, Chile. There he attended St. George’s College. After moving to St. Paul, Minnesota, he graduated from Wilson High School and Hamline University with a Chemistry degree. His professional career included 36 years with Sheldahl starting a chemist and finishing as CEO. While there, he also served on the Board of the Sidrabe Company in Riga, Latvia, and the Board of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies.

Spending time with family and friends and enjoying windsurfing, sailing, running, hunting, fishing, cross-country skiing and golfing were important to him. He loved music and played the cello in a quartet with his children. Retirement years were spent at the lake cabin and in Chile during the winter months. He and wife Beverly celebrated 50 years of marriage last October.

Survivors include his wife, Beverly; his children, Suzanne Roberts (Ignacio Vives) of Santiago, Chile, John (Rissa) Roberts of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, Melissa (Ben) Chiri of Arden Hills; 6 grandchildren; his sister, Joyce (Glen) Nilsen of St. Paul; his mother-in-law, Cora Oss of Falcon Heights; his brother-in-law, Roger (Pam) Oss of Maplewood; other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 27th, 2019, 2 p.m. service at Carleton College’s Skinner Chapel in Northfield. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Refreshments to follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Mayo Clinic cancer research.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

April 27, 2019 - 2:00 PM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
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5 Comments

  1. Sina Henry

    Sid was the best leader we had at Sheldahl and it was a privilege to have worked with him. He was professional, intelligent, hard working and a no-nonsense manager.

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    • Dan Hon

      I am completely saddened by this news. Sid was remarkably smart but applied common sense. He had specular charm and wit. We spent many a late night navigating our way through Sheldahl’s bankruptcy. Will miss him dearly.

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  2. Bob Karner

    I am very sad to hear of Sid’s passing. My prayers go out to Bev and the family. I had the utmost respect for Sid and how he ran things at Sheldahl. He will be missed.

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  3. Juan Pedro Garces Voisenat

    One of my dearest friends. I will miss his laughter, good humor and company so much! May God receive you on high, dear Sidney!

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  4. Gail and Bob Albers

    We were so very sorry to hear about Sid. We enjoyed our time with him, Bev and the family as neighbors at our cabins on Lake Mille Lacs. We will miss his smile and wealth of knowledge. We learned a lot from him! Wishing Bev and the family peace.

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