Sister Lynn Roebert, CSJ

August 13, 1937 - October 15, 2016
Nazareth, MI



Sunday, October 16, 2016
4:00 PM EDT
Holy Family Chapel
3427 Gull Road
Nazareth, MI 49074
(269) 381-6290

7:00 PM Vigil Service


Monday, October 17, 2016
10:30 AM EDT
Holy Family Chapel
3427 Gull Road
Nazareth, MI 49074
(269) 381-6290


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Sisters Of St. Joseph
P.O. Box 29
Nazareth, MI 49074
(269) 381-6290


Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Lynn Roebert was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 13, 1937 the daughter of Melbourne and June (Fehrenback) Roebert. She was a member of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Detroit, Michigan at the time of her entrance into the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth on September 1, 1955. She received the name Sister Michaela at her reception on July 2, 1956 but returned to the use of her baptismal name in later years. She pronounced first vows on July 2, 1958 and final vows on July 2, 1961.

Sister Lynn received her A.B. degree from Nazareth College in 1967 with a major in Math and a minor in Chemistry, Physics, and Social Sciences. She also received her Master of Arts degree from St. Xavier in Chicago, Illinois majoring in Theology.

For 54 years, Sister Lynn served in several areas of education and educational leadership along with continued involvement in Parish Religious Education programs. Sister Lynn began her ministry of teaching at St. Augustine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She also taught at St. Rose in Hastings, St. John Vianney in Lansing, St. Dennis and St. Cyril in Detroit. In Chicago she taught at Our Lady Gate of Heaven. She taught for 5 years at Holy Rosary in Nashville, Tennessee living with the Mercy Sisters and helping care for the aged parents of Sister Joanne Gibbons. In 1976 Sister Lynn and Sister Joanne retired and moved to Nazareth where they volunteered in the history room/archives.

Generous, caring and with a great spirit of self-giving, Sister Lynn shared knowledge, skills and a delightful sense of humor with all she met along her life’s journey. She was most grateful to her family, to the Sisters and especially to her dear friend, Sister Joanne Gibbons, for their love and support. May Sister now enjoy peace and external happiness in the presence of the God whom she served so faithfully and loved so dearly throughout her life.