William Rooyakkers

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William Rooyakkers



William Rooyakkers, son of Francis and Wilhelmina was born February 15, 1926 in Beugen, Holland and passed away on November 15, 2017.

William was a resistance fighter during WWII as well as fighting in Indonesia and the Korean War. After he was injured in the Korean War he immigrated to the US with his wife and two young boys.

William is survived by his sons Tony his wife Cathy, Frank his wife Tina; three grandsons, Kris, Erik and Steve; and William's sister Wilhelmina Finkers in Australia, many friends and extended family in the Netherlands.

William was preceded in death by his love of his life, Annie

Funeral service will be Friday, December 1, 2017, 8:45 a.m., at the Shrine of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 11509 Indian School Rd NE in Albuquerque. Burial will take place at a later date at Santa Fe National Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at the VA Hospi tal in Albuquerque for their compassion and care during William's final days.

Published in Albuquerque Journal on Nov. 26, 2017