GARDEN — Lorelei D. McRoberts, 74, of 9035 00.25 Road in Garden, passed away on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, at her home in Garden Township following a courageous year-long battle with cancer.
She was born Dec. 20, 1942, in Chicago, the daughter of Fred and Marion (Kastner) Dyer and attended schools in Chicago and Evanston, IL. She continued her education at and was a graduate of Mundelein College in Chicago.
On Nov. 25, 1967, the former Lorelei E. Dyer married Henry J. McRoberts in Evanston. They made their home in Glen Ellyn and Peoria, Ill. before moving to Dexter, Mich. in 1986. They moved to the Garden Peninsula in 2005 following retirement.
Lorelei spent her working career at Bradley University in Peoria, and later at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Garden and the Garden Quilters. She enjoyed volunteering at the Garden Village Artisans, being outdoors, birding, traveling, playing cards, and being with her family. She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.
Lorelei is survived by her husband, Henry “Hank” McRoberts of Garden; sons, Henry (Lisa) McRoberts of Iron Mountain, Matthew McRoberts of New York, N.Y., and Anthony (Gina) McRoberts of San Francisco, Calif.; daughter, Mollie (Dan) Rascoll of Milford, Conn.; grandchildren, Hannah Rascoll, Henry McRoberts, Macie Rascoll, Scarlett McRoberts, Adelaide McRoberts, Charlotte Rascoll, Margot McRoberts, Daniel Rascoll, Matthew McRoberts, Nicolai McRoberts, and Ryan McRoberts; and her sisters, Marion Clauser of Lake Zurich, Ill. and Julie (Joseph) Donley of Evanston, Ill.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Dinah Wisch; and her brother, Fred Dyer.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Garden.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., at the church with Father Mariusz Sierhart officiating.
Memorial donations may be directed to OSF Hospice, 901 N. Lincoln Road, Escanaba, Mich. 49829.
The Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique and Garden is assisting the family with the arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.