Vernon C. "Vern" Roberts of Sioux City, celebrated his 80th birthday with family and friends.
With his wife, Pat, they have two children, Jeff (Sooni) Roberts of West Des Moines, and Jill (Shawn) Collins of Mapleton, Iowa. They also have seven grandchildren.
Vern was born in Onawa, Iowa, in Nov. 9, 1937. At a young age, his family moved to Sioux City. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years and attended Morningside College. He was employed as a banker with First National Bank for 25 years.