Arthur Roberts

Arthur Roberts

Arthur L. Roberts of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, August 15, 2011 at his home. Art was born March 22, 1931 in Hooper, MI, the son of Anthony and Flora (Butler) Roberts.

He served with the U. S. Army in Japan following the end of WW II. After 43 years, he retired from Rock Tenn Paper Company (formerly the MacSimBar).

Surviving are his companion of 29 years, Doris Schuiteboer; 1 son, Art (Margo) Roberts of Plainwell; 3 daughters, Judy (Dave) Pearson of Plainwell, Kathy (Don) Walters of Allegan and Karen (Charles) Tripp of Allegan; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida, in 1982 and 12 brothers and sisters.

In accordance with his wishes, his body has been donated to the U of M Medical School for research.

A memorial gathering will be held Saturday August 20, 2011, from 3 to 5 P.M. at the American Legion Scout House, 410 E. Orleans St., Otsego, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.

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  1. grace & jim richardson says:

    Karen, Jim and I think of you as a dear daughter and a close friend. Please know that we are praying and thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.
    sincerely your adopted parents & neighbors
    Jim & grace

  2. Lee and Diane Boysen says:

    Our most sincere sympathies go out to all of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We will miss Uncle Art’s keen sense of humor and his laughter. No doubt you all have good memories to share with one another. May those memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Thinking of you.

    Lee and Diane

  3. roy and kay butler says:

    we are so sorry to hear that Art passed. I so enjoyed talking to him at the reunion and at ma’s funeral.He will be missed!! Roy and Kay butler.We are so sorry that we will not be able to make the memorial, because my great niece is getting married at the same time. But our thoughts are with you. Roy and Kay Butler.

  4. Ken Miller & Wendy J. Rankin Miller says:

    We worked with Art for many years at Mead and Rock-Tenn. We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Art was a great guy with a wonderful sence of humor. He will be truely missed. I know how hard this is for you Doris. Our thoughts are with you and Arts family.

  5. dale/dolores hall says:

    art,last man standing,dale.

  6. Charles Tripp says:

    Thank You Arthur Roberts for raising such a lovely daughter Karen. It is the best thing that ever happened to me when I married her. We will both miss you very much. We stand on a solid rock with our faith and God that will carry us through anything.

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