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ROUMAN, GEORGE L.  
BIG RAPIDS, MI

  
 
1924-2019
Veteran U.S. Army Air Corps World War II

George was born on January 23, 1924 in Gladstone, to Leo and Nicholeta Rouman. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Helen; his parents; and his brothers, Hercules and James.

George is survived by his son, Lee Rouman, (Cathie); his daughter, Ann Lapham (Richard); as well as his grandchildren, Christopher Lapham (Aslyn) and Ambre Forslund (Blake); and great-grandchildren Demitrious, Noah, Anastacia and Eleni.

George graduated from Gladstone High School before immediately entering the Army Air Corps and serving as a radio operator during World War 2. George's passion for Ham Radio was a lifelong hobby, beginning after World War 2 and only ending with his death.

After the war, he attended the University of Michigan and Marquette University, graduating with a degree in environmental health. George served several county health departments within Michigan prior to becoming a professor of environmental health at Ferris State University in 1971.

George married Helen Papadakis in July 1956 and spent 59 and a half wonderful years together. George was a devoted husband and humble spirit serving God, his family and his community throughout his life. His children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren will miss him dearly, but take comfort that he has been reunited with his beloved Helen.

The funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

Arrangements by Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Service, 4291 Cascade Road SE, Grand Rapids, MI. 49546

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