Melvin Rooker

ZEELAND — Melvin Rooker, 85, of Zeeland, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital 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; children, David and Lisa Rooker, Sheryl and John Gillahan, Gordon and Janet Rooker, Jeffrey and Lori Rooker and Scot and Tina Rooker; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Irene Robertson, Dene Taylor, Bill Rooker and Barbara Baron; and 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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