Roberts, Mazie Coleen 93

Mazie Coleen Roberts, age 93, passed away October 8, 2022, surrounded by loved ones at home in Howard Lake after a short illness. A wonderful wife, mom, grandma, and friend, Mazie brought warmth, compassion and hospitality to all and will be missed. Preceded in death by her husband, Stanley Roberts; her parents, Burt and Doris Morton and siblings, Buck, Wayne, Bill and Bonnie. Survived by her daughters, Colleen (Ray) Draxler, Jean (David) Chavez and Judy (Dan) Hammer; her grandsons, Derrick (Leann) Hammer, Mark Hammer, Peter Draxler and Joe Draxler and her great-granddaughters, Nola and Mae Hammer.

Born in Velva, North Dakota on August 11, 1929, she moved with her family to Bemidji, Minnesota and graduated from Bemidji High School before moving to Minneapolis to become an x-ray technician. She married Stan Roberts in 1950 and they raised their three girls in St. Louis Park, Echo and Howard Lake. Mazie created homes filled with love, books, flowers and sweet treats. A talented seamstress for her girls, Mazie also served her church and community and cared for her family and neighbors.

Mazie worked with special education students in Howard Lake, supported her daughters through college and beyond and was her husband’s caregiver through his heart transplant. She loved spending summer days at the family cabin up north and winters in Fort Myers. But mostly she cherished the home she and Stan created on Howard Lake with huge flower and vegetable gardens, apple trees, bird watching, great fishing off the dock, playing with the grandkids, cruising the shoreline on the pontoon, awesome sunsets and wonderful friends.

Services will be held at Zion United Methodist Church, South Haven, MN on October 17, 2022, 11:00 am, with a visitation at 10:00 am. Arrangements by Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Howard Lake, 320-543-3401, www.swansonpeterson.com