Obituary for Roger G. Holmes

Born: Dec. 31st, 1930
Passed Away: Jan. 14th, 2017

Visitation

Tuesday Jan. 17th, 2017
2:00pm to 4:00pm and
6:00pm to 8:00pm at Throop Funeral Home
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Service

Wednesday Jan. 18th, 2017, 11:00am at St Michael's Catholic Church
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Obituary

Roger G. Holmes, a lifelong resident of Nunica, passed away Saturday January 14, 2017 with family at his side. Roger was born on the family farm to the late Scott and Hattie (Peterson) Holmes. He resided on the same farm and operated it as Colorview Farms, which was designated as a sesquicentennial Farm by the Historical society of Michigan. After graduating from Coopersville High School, Roger married his high school sweetheart, Frances Ella Bar in 1952, they went on to have 7 children. In addition to farming, Roger owned and operated Turks Inn in Nunica, for nearly 30 years. In his spare time, Roger enjoyed fishing, playing euchre, and working on his John Deere tractors, his sense of humor will be sadly missed by his wife and children. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Frances; children, Rodney (Terri) Holmes, Roy (Candace Creswell), Robin Holmes, Ritch Holmes, Francine (Rick) Brown, Ross Holmes, Rudy (Leigh Ann Soto) Holmes; 16 grandchildren, 9 ½ Great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Roger was preceded in death by his sister Helen Deitz and Daughter in Law M. Christine Holmes. Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday 11:00 A.M. January 18, 2017 at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Coopersville with Fr. Ayub Nasar Celebrant. Relatives and friends may meet the family Tuesday January 17, 2017 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. at the Throop Funeral Home, 214 Church St. Coopersville. Memorial donations may be made to the Coopersville Farm Museum, 375 W. Main St, Coopersville, MI. or Coopersville Cares, 180 N. 68th Ave, Coopersville, MI. An online guestbook may be signed at www.throopfh.com. Throop Funeral Home Coopersville-616-837-8161

Burial

at Nunica Cemetery
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