Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 19, 2013

Robert T. Roubal

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — SUTTONS BAY — Robert Thomas Roubal, 78, of Suttons Bay, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at Munson Hospice House surrounded by his loving family.

Bob was born June 24, 1935, in Suttons Bay, the son of Thomas Wencil Roubal and Catherine Julian (Stallman) Roubal. On Oct. 6, 1956, in St. Wenceslaus Church of Gills Pier, he married his loving wife of 56 years, Diana H. (Rich) Roubal, who survives.

Bob was a lifelong resident of Suttons Bay.

He was a former owner of the Sinclair gas station.

As a young man he used to play the concertina with his father at local dances. He loved to play cards; his favorite games were euchre and pepper.

He was chief of the Suttons Bay-Bingham Volunteer Fire Department from Dec. 18, 1967, to Dec. 6, 1972. He also worked for the Leelanau County Road Commission for 23 years and six years as an elected official.

Bob is survived by his wife, Diana; five children, Steven M. (Joyce) Roubal, Deborah M. Roubal, R. Lee Roubal, Geoffrey M. Roubal and Brian K. (Lauren) Roubal; five siblings, Victor J. (Cyndee) Roubal, Gerald (Beverly) Roubal, Lewis (Roberta) Roubal, Mary (William) Wickert and Pauline (Bruce) Ellsworth; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Willard, and Henry and Joseph, both in infancy.

The Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 22, with visitation one hour prior to the service and the rosary to be recited at 10:30 a.m., at St. Mary’s Church of Lake Leelanau. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Father Michael Janowski will serve as celebrant.

Memorials may be directed to St. Mary’s Schools, PO Box 340, Lake Leelanau, MI 49653; Munson Hospice House, 1105 Sixth St., Traverse City, MI 49684; and/or Mass Intentions.

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Arrangements are with the Martinson Funeral Home of Suttons Bay.