Roland David Rabideau

Birth: September 5th, 1930
Death: January 16th, 2018
Age: 87 years
Residence:Oscoda, Michigan

Roland David Rabideau, of Oscoda, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at Lakeview Manor Healthcare Center in Tawas City, age 87 years.  Roland was born on September 5, 1930 in Saginaw to Frank and Cora (Zahnow) Rabideau.  He was employed for 42 years as a Lineman through Consumers Power Company.  Throughout his life, Roland was an outdoor enthusiast and truly enjoyed camping with his family and friends, fishing, and simply spending time in the beauty of nature.  He and his wife, Ruby, would spend their golden retirement years travelling to Florida together during the winter months.  Roland was a devout Christian man, who actively attended the Tawas United Methodist Church and gave countless hours assisting with the F.I.S.H. program, helping others who may need a little aid.  Roland will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.  Leaving to cherish his memory are his daughters, Linda Brown and her husband Roger Johnson of Oscoda, and Kim Yax of Detroit; sons, Roland and his wief Julie Rabideau of Grand Rapids, Richard and his wife Pearl Rabideau of Minnesota; step sons, Dennis Olar and wife Karen of AuGres, and Douglas Olar of Crosby, Texas; step daughter, Linda and husband Joe Koehn of Tawas City; many grandchildren, great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Doris Taylor and Barbara Clairmont; nieces, nephews, and special friends.  Roland is preceded in death by his first wife, Ruby Rabideau, to whom he was married to for 48 years, his wife of 10 years, Shirley (Olar) Rabideau; daughter, Carol Sue Rabideau; son in law, Richard W. Brown; granddaughter, Amy Marie Brown; and 3 brothers, Edward, John, and Albert Rabideau.  His family will welcome friends at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City on Friday from 2:00 to 8:00 PM for a time of visitation.  Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Tawas United Methodist Church with Pastor Dan Gonder officiating.  Interment will take place in the spring in the Tawas City Memory Gardens Cemetery.  Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial contribution are encouraged to make a gift to either the Tawas United Methodist Church or the F.I.S.H. program in his name.  An online guest registry is available at

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