Michael H. (Mike) Roberts

Born: Sun., Jun. 6, 1937
Died: Sun., Jun. 30, 2013


10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jul. 13, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jul. 13, 2013
Location: Cleveland Rd. Location

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June 6, 1937 June 30, 2013

Michael H. (Mike) Roberts, 76, of South Bend, passed away from natural causes at Sterling House on June 30, 2013. His parents, Harold and Vera (Pearce) Roberts of South Bend, preceded him in death. He is survived by two sons, Greg Roberts (Denise) of South Bend and Gary Roberts (Cari) of Chicago, IL; grandson, Jaxon Roberts of Chicago IL; brother, Steve Roberts, of Birmingham, AL two nephews, Keith Roberts of Birmingham, AL and Bryce Roberts of Atlanta, GA; and ex-wife Kathy Roberts, of South Bend. Mike graduated from South Bend Riley High School. After high school, he attended and graduated from Albion College in Albion, MI with a degree in Psychology and also attended Ohio University in Athens, OH. Mike lived a good life and had great times with his family and friends. He was a prominent small business owner in Mishawaka, where he owned and operated Roberts Placement Service for many years until his retirement. Michael was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He loved Kiwanis and was an extremely active member in Mishawaka Kiwanis, where he served as President for two terms. He was very active in his early years playing golf and watching baseball, especially his beloved Chicago White Sox. Unfortunately, he lived his life with Bipolar disorder and in his later years, the disease took its toll on his body and quality of life. He will be remembered and missed by those who knew and loved him. Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd, with Rev. Kenneth Peterson officiating. Burial will follow at Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park Cemetery, Granger. Friends may visit with the family Saturday, 10:00 a.m. till time of service at noon. Memorial contributions may be made to: NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness), P.O. Box 4474, South Bend, IN 46634-4474. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at www.welsheimer.com

Charitable donations may be made in Michael 's memory to the following organization:

NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness), P.O. Box 4474, South Bend, IN 46634-4474
P.O. Box 4474, South Bend, IN 46634-4474

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Dorwin Nelson
   Posted Wed July 10, 2013
Steven, I hope you remember me and my brother Keith from life on Erskine Blvd. "Mickey" was a great friend and neighbor through high school, college and for many years after. We lost contact after I moved from South Bend. I was so sorry to hear about his Bipolar disorder through Jean Stebbins, another classmate. Please accept my condolences and pass them on to the rest of the family.

George and Pat Krivan
   Posted Fri July 12, 2013
Kathy, Greg and Gary--
Our deepest sympathy on Mike's passing. We hope it helps to know that all of you, especially Mike, are in all our prayers.
Love, George and Pat Krivan