Daniel “Joe” McRoberts

Daniel “Joe” Joseph McRoberts passed away Saturday, March 23, 2019 at the age of 78. He was born September 3, 1940, in Lake Odessa, Michigan, to Roy J. and Ruth Winey McRoberts, who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Howard McRoberts, Roy Junior McRoberts; sisters, Olive Collier, Marie and Duane Deardorff; sister-in-law, Vera McRoberts; brothers-in-law, Ralph Sells, Gordon Petyanus, Donald Collier. He will be lovingly remembered by his sister, Jean (Keith) Bergy; sisters-in-law, Betty Mc Roberts, Geneva McRoberts; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a lifelong member of the Church of the Brethren which he served faithfully throughout his lifetime. He was involved in music ministry of the church both singing and playing the piano. He served locally as Treasurer, Ministerial Commission, Church Board Chair and Deacon Board. He served the Michigan District Church of the Brethren as Treasurer, Moderator and Board Chair.  Denominationally he served on the General Board, Association of Brethren Care Givers Board, Ministry and Mission Board and Deacon Board. During his working days, he was employed by several restaurants and hotels in the Traverse City and Grand Rapids areas and also worked in the wholesale/retail grocery business for Spartan Stores Inc. According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at Hope Church of the Brethren, 14275 92nd St. SE (M-50), Freeport, MI  49325, with Pastor Ike Porter. Burial will take place at Lakeside Cemetery, Lake Odessa, MI. Relatives and friends may meet the family at the church one hour prior to the service. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Hope Church of the Brethren.

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March 31, 2019 5:08pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Please find some comfort in the words found at Revelation 21:3, 4. The Bible is a wonderful comfort especially at this difficult time. Please visit Jw.org to find more comforting words during this very sad time.

- Chyna Jackson

March 28, 2019 9:55am
I knew "Joe" through my sister and brother in law Violet & Ammon Miller for many many years visiting their church. He had a great sense of humor and was always a gentleman, fun to be around. Rest in peace my friend.

- Lyn Pingle

March 27, 2019 6:37pm
May you keep many happy memories of Dan close to your hearts. And In times of sadness, take solace in these promises from the Scriptures, for Jehovah is the God of all comfort. “Do not be anxious.....but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.” Isaiah 26:4; 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Philippians 4:6-7 NWT.

- Mich E.

March 26, 2019 5:51pm
Dan brought great joy to my life! I worked with him in the early 80's at the Grand Rapids Marriott and he taught me all I knew about managing Hotels. He was a wonderful boss, tremendous mentor and had a heart of gold. I will miss you, my friend.

- Maribeth Versluis

March 25, 2019 7:19pm
A good and faithful servant who has gone before us marked with the sign of faith and now at rest. I'll not say good-bye, Daniel's just leaving early.

- Patrick Fiegenbaum

March 25, 2019 6:28pm
My heart is heavy; Dan filled a large space with joy and love. May God's loving arms surround you throughout eternity.


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