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Roger W. VanKuiken

Roger W. VanKuiken Okemos At age 85, Roger went home to be with the Lord on October 11. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 62 years, Roberta; daughters Diane (Jonathan) Perry, Brenda (John) Stock and Deb VanKuiken; grandchildren Matthew (Jennifer) Perry, Rachel (Reuben) Levinsohn, Sarah (Garth) Nichols, Elizabeth (Keith) Ivkovich, Christiana Perry, Jeremy Stock and April (Chris) Whitlock; and 11 great-grandchildren. Roger served in the US Navy during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. His career at General Motors began in 1947 and he retired 42 years later as a General Supervisor in the Tool & Die Division. Roger was an active member at Colonial Village Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon for over 40 years. Roger was an outstanding craftsman and woodworking was his passion. Roberta would like to thank all the wonderful nurses who cared for Roger during his many years of dialysis. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 15, 1:00 p.m. at Colonial Village Baptist Church, 2010 Boston Blvd., Lansing. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 1730 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lansing City Rescue Mission, 607 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912. Online condolences may be made at www.greastlansing.com


Published in Lansing State Journal on Oct. 14, 2012
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