Friday, December 21, 2018

10 - 11 AM


Lyngblomsten Care Center Chapel

1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul

Funeral Service

Friday, December 21, 2018

11:00 AM


Lyngblomsten Care Center Chapel

1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul

Inger-Lise Roberts

August 13, 1941 - December 17, 2018

Inger-Lise Roberts was born in Horten, Norway on August 13, 1941, to Elsa and Thorbjørn Hansen. She attended Horten Videregående Skole. She worked as a “bookkeeper” for a small business in Oslo, Norway, to fund her travels. Through her late teens and twenties, she traveled as often as she could. She hitchhiked her way to Turkey through Iran and stayed over in India. She continued to travel over the years throughout Western Europe as well as Central and North America.

In 1969 she came to Chicago to attend a friend’s wedding and discovered how “easy” it was to get into college; so, she decided to stay to study English. Due to her connection to friends she initially lived on the West Side of Chicago at the “Catholic Center” where she met her best friend, Elaine, whose family became the first of many to be considered extended family, since her birth family remained in Norway. While attending community college she met and subsequently married Danny Roberts; and together they had Melissa, their daughter. After the birth of her daughter, Inger-Lise lived primarily in Hyde Park, a diverse community on the South Side of Chicago. She was known by those who lived in the area as that lady who would ride her bicycle everywhere, even in the winter.

In 1975, Inger-Lise heard God call out to her and committed her life to Christ. This was a significant turning point in her life. Going forward from this point on she would be known by many as the woman who knew her bible and openly shared “the love of Christ”. She demonstrated this love as she nannied (Laura and Joel Lewison, Robert Strickland, and her own grandson, Devdan), advocated for justice, and as she shared her faith though her conversations and testimony to others – including those she knew and strangers along the way in her travels.

In 1995, Inger-Lise moved to Minnesota to continue to care for her grandson, Devdan. Despite living in St. Paul, she became a member of Community Covenant Church in North Minneapolis; where she attended faithfully with lots of help – with “rides” from others to get there when she couldn’t get there on the bus. For the first couple of years in Minnesota she worked at a local nursery school in addition to caring for her grandson. After that she turned her attention to Christian studies, gardening, “current affairs”, and traveling. In November 2017, she entered Lyngblomsten Care Center where she lived the remainder of her life, being loved on by staff there and continuing as she could to share her love of Christ, her wisdom, and her smile.

She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter Melissa (Philip), grandchildren Devdan, Vanessa (Chris), and Danielle, great-grandchildren Zoey, Savannah, Halle, Cameron, Olivia, Aaliyah, and Aliyah, family in Norway – brother Jon, nephews and nieces, and a large extended family and a host of loving friends.

Funeral service 11:00 AM Friday, December 21 at Lyngblomsten Care Center Chapel, 1415 Almond Ave., St. Paul. Interment Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation at Lyngblomsten Chapel from 10-11 AM Friday.

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