Donald G. Robbers

December 18th, 1918 to February 18th, 2009


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Donald George Robbers, 90 of Fort

Gratiot, died Wednesday, February 18, 2009 in Port Huron Hospital

following a short illness.

He was born December 18, 1918 in

Staples, Minnesota and has lived here most of his life.

He married the former Viola Mae

Johnson on January 21, 1942 in Verndale, Minnesota. She preceded him

in death on May 14, 1999.

Donald served in the U.S. Army

from 1942 to 1946. He retired in 1965 from the Michigan Army

National Guard as Lt. Colonel. He was employed as an Immigration

Inspector by the Department of Justice retiring in 1974. He was a

member of Charles Hammond American Legion Post #8 and Msgr. E.J.

McCormick Knights of Columbus Council #521. Donald and Viola were

charter members of St. Mary Catholic Church where he served as a

Eucharistic Minister for over 30 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing,

camping, canoeing and playing cards.

He is survived by his daughter,

Ellen J. (Ron J.) Schock of North Street; grandsons, Mark S. Schock

of St. Clair Shores and Matt E. Schock of Royal Oak; sister, Mary

Johnson of St. Cloud, MN; sister-in-law, Kay Einhorn of Woodland

Hills, CA and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his

daughter Donna Marie Fannon and parents George and Mary Robbers.

Funeral services will be 10 am

Friday in St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Rev. Simeon T. Iber,

Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery with

military honors under auspices of the American Legion Merrick Potter

Post #566, Memphis.

Visiting hours are 7-9 pm today in

the Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home and 9 am Friday at the church. A

rosary will be recited at 7:30 pm this evening.

Pallbearers will be Mark S.

Schock, Matt E. Schock, Ron J. Schock, Jerry Schock, Gerry Johnson

and Marty Zimmer.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may

be given to the charity of the donor's choice.

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