Roberta was born in Bemidji, Minnesota in 1946 to James and Margaret Heggie. She received her teaching degree from Bemidji State University in 1972 and proceeded to teach for over 30 years. In 1972, she married Wayne Kleisinger, with whom she raised three children: Megan, Michael and Christopher.
Roberta had two main passions: her family and teaching. She excelled at both. She loved to laugh and was happiest when with her family and friends – preferably on a lake in the SS Jimmer. Always thoughtful and generous, Roberta knew how to make others feel special. She never forgot a birthday or a thank you card. Her perseverance and strength in the face of life’s challenges inspired those who loved her and strangers alike. She is deeply missed. Roberta’s parents preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Wayne, three children Megan, Michael (Erica), and Christopher (Chantelle) and grandchildren Ellie, Lucie and Grace.
The family celebrated her life at a private ceremony. Please donate to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
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