Ronald Lee Roberts, 80, of Marshall, passed away on January 28, 2021 at his home.
Ron was born on July 27,1940 in Praireville Township to parents James and Helen D. (Baker) Roberts.
Ron grew up in Battle Creek and attended Battle Creek public schools from where he graduated. Ron served in the US Air Force Reserve and US Army until his honorable discharge.
He was a career firefighter the majority of his life, serving with Battle Creek City Fire Department, Battle Creek Township Fire Department, Veterans' Administration Fire Department in Battle Creek, and the Marshall City Fire Department. Ron completed Michigan Firefighter I & II classes, and was a licensed Basic Level Emergency Medical Technician, as well as completing a myriad of other firefighter training programs. He volunteered with the original Marshall Firefighters Ambulance Service. Ron was a skilled and respected firefighter and EMT, making a difference in many peoples lives with his work. He worked as an auto mechanic earlier in life. Ron enjoyed a loving partnership with Hilaria "Lila" Luna for many years until her death in 2019.
Ronald is survived by his son Donald (CR) Roberts of Battle Creek, Randy Stouder of Georgia and Clifton Stounder of Springfield four grandchildren; ten great-grandchild; two great-great-grandchildren; his brothers Jack E.(Colleen) Roberts of Battle Creek, Larry E. (Jane) Roberts of Ceresco and Roger (Crystal) Roberts of Marshall; a sister Dorothy (Bob) Brown of Battle Creek; and nieces and nephews; his special "adopted daughters and sons" Mary Dunlap of Homer, Angie (Kenneth) Poe of Homer and Helen Miller of Homer, Rudy (Wendy) Luna of Battle Creek and Richard Luna of Litchfield.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter Tammi Kay Reimann; brothers Dale Roberts and Rev. James V. Roberts; sister Julia Roberts; his beloved fiancée Hilaria Y. "Lila" Luna; "adopted children" Daniel Luna and Gloria Luna.
Ron will be laid to rest next to Lila at Fairview Cemetery in Homer at a later. Memorial contributions are requested to the Battle Creek VA Fire Department. Memorials may be mailed to the Kempf Funeral Home PO Box 519, Marshall MI 49068 for delivery to the charity. Leave a personal message for the family and sign online guestbook at https://www.kempffuneralhome.com
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