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Blaine S. Roberts

April 15, 1931 ~ August 18, 2022 (age 91)
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Blaine S. Roberts, age 91, of Adrian, MI, passed away, August 18, 2022, at Hospice of Lenawee Hospice Home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born April 15, 1931, in Waterloo, Indiana, the son of Clark & Doris (Houlton) Roberts. Blaine married the love of his life, Mary Jane Graham, on June 7, 1953.  Blaine was in the US Navy and stationed at Norfolk, VA. He served in the Korean War on the USS Missouri. After his service with the Navy, Blaine worked at Kewanee in Adrian. His other places of employement include, Lyons Hardware, a circulation manager for the Los Angeles Times, a State Farm agent in Arizona, and Multi-Cast Foundry in Wauseon, OH, where he retired after 17 years. After retiring, Blaine maintained two swimming pools in Mission View, Arizona. Blaine served as president of Parent's Club and on Trustee Board at Defiance College, OH. He was a Junior and Senior Youth Sponser while in California.  His hobbies included making woodcraft items, fixing the grandchildren's toys and traveling the United States with his wife, Mary Jane in their RV.  Blaine was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Mary Jane. He is survived by their children, Randy, (Cindy) Roberts, with whom he lived with the last 4 years of his life, Rodney (Saralee) Roberts, and Rhonda (Denise) Roberts, 10 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.  In addition to his wife, Mary Jane, he was preceded in death; 5 sisters and 4 brothers.  Funeral Services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, 2959 N. Adrian, Adrian, MI, with Rev. Bruce Jewett officiating. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Adrian, MI. Viewing & Visitation will also be on Wednesday from 11:00 AM until the time of service at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Adrian, MI.  www.PurseFuneralHome.com

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Services

Viewing & Visitation
Wednesday
August 24, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home
2959 N. Adrian Hwy
Adrian, MI 49221

Funeral Service
Wednesday
August 24, 2022

1:00 PM
J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home
2959 N. Adrian Hwy
Adrian, MI 49221

Burial with Military Honors
Wednesday
August 24, 2022

2:15 PM
Oakwood Cemetery
333 East Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, MI 49221

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