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George Roberts

May 18, 1936 — May 17, 2021

George Roberts, 85, left this world on the same day that he entered it, 85 years earlier.

George was born on May 17, 1936 in Manchester Tennessee to the late Wilburn ‘Jack’ and Erma Mae (Brown) Roberts. He is also preceded in death by his brother Jack ‘Tony’ Roberts.

On June 27, 1959 at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Niles he married Madeline who survives.

George is survived by his wife of 61 years Madeline and their children; Sherry Anne (Steve) Chiodo of Niles, and Scott George Roberts of Buchanan, grandson Joshua Day (Madison Koziel) Money of Buchanan.

George graduated from Niles High School in 1954.  He was soon drafted into the Army where he honorably served our country.  George then worked as a Meatcutter, a Salesman for Hormel Meats and then for National Standard where he retired.

George will be remembered as one of the ‘Martin’s Coffee Club’ who met daily to solve the world’s problems and share a cup of coffee with his friends. An avid fisherman, George was a member of Bassmasters. He also was a voracious reader.  George also enjoyed playing Poker.  He was an amazing storyteller.  George may have embellished his stories, just a bit, to make them funnier.

He was a man of many talents.  He was proficient at plumbing, electrical work, auto repair, and the list goes on. It was said of George, “Some people had a Dad.  We had a Jack of All Trades”

Visitation for George will be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 10:00 am to 12 noon at Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. in Niles.  There will be a procession to Calvary Cemetery for a Graveside committal. Military Honors will follow.

Memorials in George’s name may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home

615 E Main St, Niles, MI 49120

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