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Dad you were the best of the best.Growing up on the farm was the most
wonderful childhood any kid could ever ask for,and so were you as a father. I love and miss you so much. You are in heaven now with Larry,and all of the rest of your family that has gone on before you.I can just imagine how noisy it must be up there, with all of you talking(fast and loud). Until I see you again, I send my love.(and a foot rub)

Posted by: Lisa Johnson (Lapekes) - Belmont, MI - Daughter   Dec 21, 2012

Dad was simply the greatest man I know. He was a man of integrity, honesty, morals and compassion; he always thought of others first. If he was down to his last dollar and someone else needed the money, he would give it to them without looking back. I will miss him terribly but am so happy to have had him for so many years. I love you dad. May God grant you peace. Until we meet again.

Posted by: Lorraine Lapekes - West Linn, OR - daughter   Dec 17, 2012

"Some people come into our lives,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never the same"

Roman you will be dearly missed

Posted by: Christy Wertz - friend   Dec 16, 2012

I will miss you Uncle Roman! As my sister Christie said, I too have awesome memories from childhood of the large Lapekes family reunions we used to have at your farm. I wish we still did that! I loved how you always mistaked my name for my sisters and I had to correct you *always* but I knew what you meant. You were a wonderful man, hard working, quiet yet gentle, just like my father. I will be sad for

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Posted by: Brendalynn Lapekes Eustice - Niece   Dec 11, 2012

I knew and loved Roman for many years.
He was a really nice guy and a very good man, which is rare in todays world.
He will be very much missed.
My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends.

Posted by: Jim Geller - Fortson, GA - Bro'-in-law   Dec 10, 2012

So sorry for your familys loss. My sincere and deepest sympathys are with you all!

Posted by: Mary - Friend   Dec 09, 2012

May you rest in peace Uncle Roman, love you....

Posted by: Steve Abdalla - Grand Rapids - Uncle   Dec 09, 2012

You will be deeply missed Uncle Roman. I will cherish all of my childhood memories visiting the farm forever. They are truely some of the best times I had as a child. I specifically remember how Grandpa hung his coon skins in the barn and was so proud of them. He would always made us feel the hides and I will never forget the smell. I loved coming to the farm, must be the country girl in me. I know

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Posted by: Christine (Lapekes) Gutierrez - Byron Center, MI - Niece   Dec 09, 2012

Lori - I am so sorry that you had to say good bye to your Dad. But also happy to know that he is at peace now and no longer suffering. Prayers for you and your family.

Posted by: Julie Walker - Wayland, ID - Friend of Lori   Dec 07, 2012

Lori, sorry for your loss but also releived for your family knowing your father's worries are over and that he can now truly rest with God. Your Father's service to our country is something we all appreciate. I'm sure he will be greatly missed.
Peace to you all.

Posted by: Krithana Matthews - friend   Dec 07, 2012