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Robert Lee Wilber

February 20, 1927 — June 16, 2022


    Robert Lee Wilber, age 95, of Ovid, MI, passed away Thursday, June 16, 2022, at his home with his family by his side. 

    Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, June 20, 2022, with Pastor Eric Wilber officiating.  Burial will take place at Duplain Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 19, 2022, from 2-8 P.M. with the family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home.

    Robert was born in Owosso, Michigan on February 20, 1927, the son of Howard and Velma M. (Hopkins) Wilber.  On January 3, 1948, Robert married Dorothy Marie Roth in Owosso, Michigan; they were blessed with 62 years of marriage, prior to her passing on November 19, 2010.  He served his country in the U.S. Army.  Robert retired from General Motors in Flint after 28 years of service.  He enjoyed bowling and playing the Michigan Lottery. He was an avid Detroit Lions and Tiger fan. 

     He is survived by his children: Gary Wilber of Ovid, MI; Jerome and Cindy Wilber of Elsie, MI; John and Deb Wilber of Ovid, MI; son-in-law Ron Nethaway of Elsie, MI; daughter-in-law Gloria Wilber of Owosso, MI. He is also survived by eight grandchildren: Tricia Lynn, Lisa, Robert A., Shanna, Hanna, Jerome Jr., Eric, and Joshua and many great and great-great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons: Jerry Lynn and Robert Jr., daughter Anna Nethaway, son-in-law Jeff Shea, two grandsons: Jeffery and Kenneth.

     Memorials may be made to Ovid VFW Post #8964, 218 South Main Street, Ovid, Michigan 48866; American Legion Post #502, 220 South Ovid Street, Elsie, MI 48831.  Online condolences can be sent to The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie Chapel.

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