Dell Joseph Robbins, 87, of Rogers City, died at his home on November 6, 2022.
He was born March 14, 1935 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin to Dell and Leonarda (Novak) Robbins.
Dell is survived by his wife, Mary Lynn; five children, Jeffrey (Ann) Robbins of Alpena, Gregory (Carmella) Robbins of Port Huron, Kathleen (Tim) Green of Buckley, Laura (Kris) Schuller of DePere, Wisconsin and Amy (Gregg) Trafelet of Rogers City; a daughter-in-law, Jody Peppler of Portland, Oregon; a daughter-in-law, Candace (Anthony) Kowalski of Rogers City; a son-in-law, Richard (Barbara) Friedrich of Millington; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jerry Robbins of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; one sister, Nancy Rice of Boise, Idaho; one brother-in-law, Richard Barkey of Rochester Hills; and a large extended family.
His parents predeceased him; first wife, Sally Robbins; two children, Chris Robbins and Kim (Tim) Rogan; one brother, Jack Robbins; one sister, Mary Haigler; and a sister-in-law, Lorraine Barkey.
Dell graduated in 1953 from Flint Kearsley High School where he played football and basketball. He worked for Pepsi Cola in Flint until 1971 when he transferred to Alpena. He was involved with the Quarterback Club where he served as president in 1972 and 1973. Dell also served as president of the Alpena High School Cheerleading Booster Club for several years. He worked at Alpena Beverage as a wine salesman until he started his own company in 1992 “Dell’s Candy”, serving eight counties.
After selling her candy busi
ness, he worked for Griffin Beverage and Huron Distributor. He retired at the age of 75 so he could slow down and enjoy life. His first project was to build a 10 x 10 patio with seating and a plant holder. He was a master gardener and could tell a great story.
Friends may visit Beck’s Funeral Home today (Thursday, Nov. 10) from 4-8 p.m. with the Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will resume at St. Ignatius Catholic Church on Friday from 9 a.m. until Mass time at 10 a.m. with Rev. Rolando Silva officiating.
Memorials can be donated to Friends Together or St. Ignatius Catholic School’s Angel Fund.
Online condolences can be sent through www.beckfuneralhome.org.