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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...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Lisa Johnson (Lapekes) - Belmont, MI

“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...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Lorraine Lapekes - West Linn, OR

“"Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same" Roman you will be dearly missed ”
3 of 10 | Posted by: Christy Wertz - friend

“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...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Brendalynn Lapekes Eustice

“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. ...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Jim Geller - Fortson, GA

“So sorry for your familys loss. My sincere and deepest sympathys are with you all! ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Mary - Friend

“May you rest in peace Uncle Roman, love you.... ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Steve Abdalla - Grand Rapids

“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...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Christine (Lapekes) Gutierrez - MI

“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...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Julie Walker - Wayland, ID

“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...Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Krithana Matthews - friend


Roman R. Lapekes, aged 90, passed away December 6, 2012 at his home surrounded by loved ones. He is survived by his wife: Martha; his daughters: Lori Lapekes, Lisa (Dan) Johnson, and Lorraine (Aaik VanderPloeg) Lapekes; granddaughters: Jennifer (Justin) Vandenburg, Shaunna Lawrence, and Tera (Brian) Wierenga; great-grandchildren: Taylor Olds, Aiden Davis and Zachary Wierenga; brothers: Louis (Nina) Lapekes, Howard (Dorothy) Lapekes, and Lawrence (Cindy) Lapekes; sister Lorraine Ostrander; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son Larry Lapekes. Roman served his country during WWII in the US Army, serving on the Red Ball Express. On October 27, 1956, he married Martha Geller. Roman worked for Doehler-Jarvis, but the work he loved most was farming. He was known for his sweet corn. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 A.M. Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at S.S Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 159 131st Ave., Wayland, with Father Christian Johnston as celebrant. Contributions may be made to the SS Cyril & Methodius Building Fund or a charity of your choice. Family will greet friends and relatives 6-8 P.M. Tuesday at Kubiak-Cook Family Services, 312 N. Main, Wayland, MI 49348. The family welcomes memories in their guest book online at www.KubiakFuneralHome.com.