Donald Dale Roberts- age86 of Farwell, passed away while surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at MidMichigan Medical Center in Clare. Donald was born on January 19, 1933, the son of Dale and Syverine (Minor) Roberts in Oil City, Michigan. Donald was married to Florence Baxter in Indiana, August 18,1951 and together they raised five children. Donald was a truck driver, driving for various manufacturing industries such as Holley Carburetor, and Wynott Oil. After retirement he like to spend his time hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and transporting many children to Shriner's Hospital as a Mason and Shriner with F&AM Post # 335 in Farwell. Donald is survived by his son Donald Willard Roberts and wife Debra of Sears, daughters; Vickie VanderVelpen of Farwell, Carol Roberts of Farwell, Rose Snitgen and husband Thomas of Lansing, Terrie Roberts of Warren, eleven grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren, and sister Pauline Bullard of Mt. Pleasant. He was preceded in death by his wife Florence, parents Dale and Syverine Roberts, brother Jim Roberts: sisters Grace Hartupee, Osie Whitney, and grand-daughter Lori, & grandson Kyle Snitgen; two son-in-laws: Dave Athey, and Clifton Farnsworth Sr. A funeral service is planned for Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 11AM, at the Campbell-Stocking Funeral Home in Farwell. Joanne Dana will officiate. Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, from 4 until 8 PM. Memorial considerations to American Heart, American Cancer, or Shriner's Children’s Hospital. Memories and condolences may be shared online at www.CampbellStocking.com.
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