Melvin Rooker

March 19, 1928 - September 22, 2013

Melvin Rooker

March 19, 1928 - September 22, 2013


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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.

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Obituary for Melvin Rooker

Melvin Rooker, age 85 of Zeeland, passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Spectrum Health Butterworth in Grand Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Hazel Hemphill, Orbon “Rook” Rooker, Robert Rooker, Perry (Pete) Rooker, and Iva Lee Byrd.

He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sue


David and Lisa Rooker

Sheryl and John Gillahan

Gordon and Janet Rooker

Jeffrey and Lori Rooker

Scot and Tina Rooker

19 grandchildren

18 great-grandchildren

Brothers and sisters:

Irene Robertson

Dene Taylor

Bill Rooker

Barbara Baron

Many nieces, nephews, and cousins

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place. There are no services planned at this time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Saladin Shriners of Grand Rapids, 4200 Saladin Drive SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

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