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Eugene G. Roberts

Eugene (Gene) passed away at his home peacefully with family by his side on Friday, April 10, 2020. He was born in Plainwell, Mi. on July 14th 1933. The son of the late Charles and Irene (Cutcher) Roberts. Gene proudly served as a US Army Staff Sergeant in the Korean War with the 7th ID Scout/Recon Unit and was awarded his Combat Infantryman Badge. He was also a Life Member of Fidelity Masonic Lodge 513 in Otsego.

Gene had a lifelong passion for family, woodworking, hunting and Martin football games. His grandkids thought his name was Damnit Gene, until they got older and realized that was just what Grandma called him. They would each eventually call him Papa.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Anthony (1965), Jack (1977), sister Sarah Newnum (2000), and daughter Bobbie Jo (1990). Surviving is Gene’s wife of 65 years Marcia (Banks) Roberts of Plainwell, Mi. Their children are Shelly (David) Lafountain, Sheryl (Gordy) Roberts, George (Dan) (Kim) Roberts, and Toni (Steve) Allen. Gene and Marcia have twenty four grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

Due to current restrictions, a memorial service will be held at a later date.

In-lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to

Wings of Hope Hospice

, 530 Linn St, Allegan Mi. 49010.

Messages of condolence may be posted at

www.winkelfuneralhome.com.

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Brenda Loviska

April 13, 2020 at 11:01 am

My condolences to all of the family. My heart goes out to you all.

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Marlene Gregersen

April 13, 2020 at 11:27 am

We lived down the road from them in Hooper. I babysat for them and then later worked with Shelly. Keep the good memories and the happy times you had with him close.

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Sheryl White

April 13, 2020 at 12:00 pm

I have never known better people! Gene was a wonderful person and I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thought are with you Marcia and all your family ❤️

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Toni

April 15, 2020 at 7:48 pm

Thanks Sheri❤️

Our Dads had the most amazing friendship, and now they’re together again.

I’m sure one day someone will make a movie about it.

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Tammy & Scott Hollon

April 13, 2020 at 12:40 pm

Adam, Marcia and family. We are SO very sorry for the loss of Gene, and Grandpa. Especially that it comes at such an awful time where you can’t be supported by those you love.

Keep the faith. He was loved and will be missed!

Joe, & Amanda Hollon’s Mom & Dad (Scott & Tammy)

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Eloise Gardner

April 13, 2020 at 12:51 pm

I was so blessed to have met Gene last summer. We had a great visit with Danielle and the kids. We will be praying for your family as you grieve.

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Cris

April 13, 2020 at 12:54 pm

So sorry for the loss of you grandfather!! You will be in our thoughts and prayers!! Tom and Cris Brummel

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Shelley and Steve Mueller

April 13, 2020 at 1:04 pm

Thoughts and prayers to you Marsha and family! Sorry for your lost.

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Toni

April 15, 2020 at 7:49 pm

Thanks Shelley❤️

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Rose Sharrard

April 13, 2020 at 1:13 pm

My prayers are with you Marcia and family. Lots of great memories when the children were young. May he rest in peace.

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Janet (Roberts). Kelly

April 13, 2020 at 1:24 pm

He will be missed but never forgotten. He was a wonderful man. He was loved by everyone he came in touch with . We were always treated like one of his kids. . I love you Uncle Gene my heart goes out to my Aunt Marsha and his family my cousins. Another Angel received his wings. Love Sis

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Toni

April 15, 2020 at 7:49 pm

Thanks Sis❤️

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Crystal

April 13, 2020 at 1:28 pm

My condolence to all the family my thoughts and prayers are with you all .

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Kim n Tony Roberts

April 13, 2020 at 2:51 pm

We had the pleasure of meeting Gene a few years ago at a family reunion. This was the first time that Tony got to meet him. The first impression of him was that he was such a very knowledgeable and gentle man. To listen to some of the stories he told was amazing. He will surely be missed and our condolences go to his wife Marcia and the whole family. May he rest in peace and soar high above the mountains keeping an eye out for us here down below. Til we meet again!!

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Toni

April 15, 2020 at 7:50 pm

Thank you Kim &Tony❤️

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Shelley Fuhrman

April 13, 2020 at 3:45 pm

So very very sad, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Shelley Fuhrman

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Ashley Nichols

April 13, 2020 at 4:12 pm

Sorry for your loss. I had a nice talk with him at my dads funeral .

Sincerely Ashley, Sandy and Dominic Nichols

Sylvania, Ohio

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Toni

April 15, 2020 at 7:51 pm

Thanks Ashley❤️

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Terry Pickett

April 13, 2020 at 4:20 pm

Thank you for your service to our country. Prayers to family.

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Tom Moran

April 13, 2020 at 7:08 pm

Prayers to the family.

Rest in peace you wonderful man.

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Toni

April 15, 2020 at 7:43 pm

Thanks Tom❤️

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Ramon

April 13, 2020 at 7:37 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you…a great man and family

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Toni

April 15, 2020 at 7:42 pm

Thanks Ramon❤️

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Ronnie and Sandi Huddleston

April 13, 2020 at 7:40 pm

Marcia and family,

So sorry to see that we’ve lost Gene (Tom Fox as he called himself to Ron). We have such great memories of times with you and Gene.

We have thought of you so many times over the years that slip by so quickly. By the sounds you’ve had a full life together. So many grandchildren and great grandchildren. I hope they all have a good deal of Gene in them as he was such a great guy and a good friend.

65 years together. It’s going to be so hard for you now. that’s like losing your right arm.

Take care of yourself. Sending our love to you and the family.

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Marcia

April 14, 2020 at 11:05 am

Thank you gene and I talk about you both quite often, the memories that we have. It’s a great loss but we don’t want him to go through what he went through. Thank you for your thoughts.

-Marcia

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Roxann (Gruber) Volosky

April 13, 2020 at 7:40 pm

My deepest sympathy for your loss. I will be praying for your family. May God bless you with His peace and comfort at this time.

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Jane Hampton Leeds

April 14, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Ma, Sheryl and the whole family,

I heard this morning about “Pa”. Calling him Mr. Roberts just never seem to fit! I am so sorry for you all especially at a time like this. Hugs to all of you!

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Toni

April 15, 2020 at 7:41 pm

Thanks Jane.

My Dad was very fond of you❤️

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Brad and Robyn Schieber

April 14, 2020 at 1:17 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. I know that he was a wonderful role model for his grandsons. Dustin is our son-inlaw and he always spoke fondly with great respect for his Grandpa Roberts. Although we did not get many chances to see and speak with him we will remeber him fondly and his sense of humor. Your family is in our prayers.

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Toni

April 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Thanks Brad & Robyn.❤️

We all are very appreciative of how helpful Lexi was with Dad the last few weeks. She was also so gentle and loving with him

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June Haynes

April 14, 2020 at 2:14 pm

I am so sorry for your loss

My heart go out to the whole

Family. Love you all ❤️

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Toni

April 15, 2020 at 7:39 pm

Thank you June❤️

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Jody Osborn

April 14, 2020 at 3:11 pm

Sorry for the loss of your father. Jack worked with your dad at Windemuller for several years. It is difficult losing a parent. Rejoice in the memories as they stay with you throughout your life. May God bless you and your family during this grieving process.

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Karen Urbanski

April 14, 2020 at 4:57 pm

So sorry for the family’s loss. Remember him as a kind and funny character. Would see him at functions at Toni and Steve’s house. He will,be missed by all family and friends

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Toni

April 15, 2020 at 7:38 pm

Thank you Karen❤️

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Marilyn (Noble) Lamborn

April 14, 2020 at 5:28 pm

Marcia and Family: I am so sorry to read of Gene’s passing. I’m sorry I didn’t really get to know Gene, just saw him at class reunions or in the grocery store. I’m sure you and the Family have a lot of wonderful memories to cherish. Embrace the Family with those memories! Gene is at peace now with God by his side.

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Jerry and Marilyn Fenner

April 15, 2020 at 2:52 pm

Marcia and Family:

Sorry to hear of Gene’s passing.

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Amanda Shumaker

April 17, 2020 at 7:14 pm

I don’t even know what to say, wish I would have known he was not doing well, I would have been there quarentine or not! Amazing man, my childhood would not have been complete without him. Love you guys!

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Toni

April 18, 2020 at 7:32 am

Thanks Amanda ❤️

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