Roberta (Bertie) was born March 2, 1930 in Chrisney, Indiana to the late Louise (Roth) and Walter Kramer. After graduating from Chrisney High School, she married Edgar Mulzer and became a homemaker. Along with supporting Edgar’s various business endeavors and her daughters’ activities, she helped in any way she could. She served in various roles as PTA President, Room Mother, Girl Scout Leader, and High School Band Parent.
She was an active member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, teaching Sunday School, singing in the choir, playing the bells, and holding numerous leadership roles in the Women’s Guild. She also held regional positions in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) and she enjoyed making quilts for World Relief.
Roberta was President of the Edgar and Roberta Mulzer Foundation which supports local charities and community programs in Perry, Spencer, and Crawford Counties.
She was a member and long time supporter of the Evansville YWCA and for over 40 years swam with their synchronized swimming group. She taught crochet classes for 10 years at the YWCA and made many crocheted afghans. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, growing beautiful roses, and making many flower arrangements for the church and other organizations. Nearly every day, she baked a pie, cake, or cookies while her cat, Sassy, of 18 years, looked on.
Enjoying a number of sports including ice skating and snow skiing, Roberta water skied on the Ohio River with family and friends well into her 70’s. Her favorite ski was her carpeted, pink and green psychedelic slalom ski, a gift from her husband. Edgar and Roberta enjoyed travel in the United States and throughout the world with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Edgar; a sister, Wanda Kramer; and granddaughter, Hayley Erwin.
Roberta is survived by three daughters, Rebecca Mulzer of Boston, MA; Angela (Henry) Erwin of Atlanta, GA; and Jean (George) Ryan of Naples, FL; two grandchildren, Carrie Ryan of Atlanta, GA and Andrew Ryan of Naples, FL; step-granddaughter Mindi Erwin (Pete) Shelton and three step-great grandchildren, Emma, Ben, and Anna Kate, all of Atlanta, GA; a sister, Betsy (Bill) Bradley of Tell City, and nephews, Alan Bradley of Durham, NC and Eric Bradley of Columbus, IN, and their families.
The family would like to extend their appreciation and special thanks to Dr. Rick Ballou and staff, the caregivers at Oakwood Health Campus, and Gentiva Hospice for their wonderful care.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM CST at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1105 Pestalozzi Street, Tell City, IN. Pastor Daniel Gadbaw will officiate. Entombment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 6 from 2:00 – 7:00 PM. CST and Wednesday from 9:00 -10:00 AM CST at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church, a local charity, or community program of your choice.