Shelia Nancy Robertson, 86, an Oak Park resident since 1964, died April 14, 2008, at Woodward Hills Nursing Home, Bloomfield Hills. She was born July 30, 1921, in Indianapolis. Ms. Robertson spent her childhood in Brechin; Scotland, before moving to Windsor and Detroit in her teen years. She worked at Willow Run as a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II. Ms. Roberston also built her own house on Grosse Ile. She retired from Michigan Bell as a switch operator. Ms. Robertson loved to travel around the country in her VW Bug with her dog, Betsy, and enjoyed camping with friends. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Ms. Robertson is survived by her nieces, Sandy (Don) Berezin, Shelia (John) Deming, Martha (Ron) Van Dyke, June Robertson (Patty) and Janet (Norman) Dell; great-nieces and great-nephews Mairi, Ryan, Jacob, Justin, Dena and Michael; and dear family and friends Grace and Jane Bloss, Marie Gregory, Michelle (Steve) Heller, Gary Gregory (John), Dorothy Valentine and Rocky Reeves. She was predeceased by her brothers, Phillip and David; her infant sister, Mary Isabelle June; and friends Otto and Louise Dietz. Visitation Thursday, 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. service, will be at Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 W.12 Mile Road, Berkley. Interment at Mount Joy Cemetery, Haynes Township. Share your memories at www.sawyerfuller.com.
Published in The Daily Tribune on April 16, 2008.
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