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Camarie Sue Reigel-Roberts

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

NELSON – Camarie Sue Reigel-Roberts of Nelson left this earth to gather with her heavenly family on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling, after a sudden illness.

Camarie (known to friends and family as Cami) was born Sept 17, 1971, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Melva (Nelson) and Dennis Jay. After Melva remarried Craig Reigel, he adopted Cami. Cami attended Sterling High School. She married Harrison Roberts, and they had two children, Alex and Kara Roberts. Camarie’s life was short, and she struggled with chronic illness from the age of 8 years old. Her family loved and supported her through her struggles until it was time for her to go.

Cami is survived by her beloved children, Alex and Kara Roberts of Rock Falls; her mother, Melva (Nelson) Broderick of Boise, Idaho; her father, Craig C. (RuthAnn) Reigel of Florida, and Dennis (Debbie) Jay of Peoria; her brothers, Matthew Broderick of Sterling and Craig Broderick of Nelson; her sister and best friend, Kerri Lyn Reigel of Janesville, Wis.; her beloved grandfather, Larry Nelson of Nelson, with whom she lived until her passing; her grandmother, Mary Reigel of Sterling; aunts, Linda (Allen) Anschutz of Sterling, Marcia (Ray) Bauer of Texas, Karen Hollenbeck of Oakland, Calif., and Dana (Randy) Nelson of Morrison; her nephews, Michael and Nicky Special and Kaleb Maloney, all of Lake Geneva, Wis.; and her many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Florence Nelson and Marge Jay; her grandfather, Ed Reigel; her aunt, Sandy (Jay) Peterson; and her good friend, Maria Pignatelli.

We remember Camarie for her deep love for her children, Alex and Kara. She was so proud of the wonderful people they are today. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at CGH Medical Care for the excellent care she received and the great lengths that were taken to help her survive her illness. Camarie: You are in our hearts forever. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

Arrangements are pending.

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