William "Bill" D. Roberts

September 13, 1943July 20, 2018

William “Bill” D. Roberts, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Friday, July 20, 2018. He was born September 13, 1943, in Midland, Michigan, to the late Arthur H. Roberts and Phyllis O. (DeBolt) Austin. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Air Force before moving to Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was an active member in the Methodist church and a Past Master of the Freemasons of Indiana (Maumee (#725)/ Waynedale Lodge (#739)). He worked in business and computer software consulting, but his passion and the majority of his career was spent serving as a church business administrator (Plymouth Congregational Church and then Good Shepherd United Methodist Church). Bill was a faithful Christian and enjoyed spreading the faith by helping those in need, incorporating his love of bears and motorcycles in the process.

Bill is survived by sons, Jeffrey (Tammy) and Michael (Kristin) Roberts; grandchildren, Robert (Kristin), Michaela, and Zachary Roberts; great-granddaughter, Annalyce Roberts; and brothers, Arthur “Hal” Roberts and Bud Cassiday. Along with his parents he was also preceded in death by his wife, Susan (Moore) Roberts.

Funeral service will be on Friday, July 27, 2018, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home (420 W. Wayne Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802) at 11:00 am with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be at the funeral home on Thursday, July 26, 2018, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd United Methodist Church.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, July 27, 2018
  • Masonic Service Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 27, 2018

William "Bill" D. Roberts

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Sandra Breasbois

September 1, 2018

So sorry to hear about Bill, my ex-brother-in-law. So many good memories of the family. Prayers to your whole family

Gaston Randolph

July 23, 2018

Dear Jeff and the entire Roberts' Family, Nancy joins me in heartfelt condolence on your loss. Sincerely, Randy Randolph