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Roger B. Van Omen

September 29, 1934 March 31, 2016
Roger B. Van Omen
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Obituary for Roger B. Van Omen

Roger B. Van Omen, a 20 year resident of Houghton Lake, and formerly of Livonia, passed away in the loving care of his daughters on March 31, 2016 at the age of 81.

Following his education at Michigan Tech, Roger spent his career as a Civil Engineer with heavy construction and highway building. He worked for MDOT, DiPonio and Merriman Construction. Roger was dedicated to his country and served in the U.S. Army as a command officer. He enjoyed hosting his family at the lake and making memories together. He was an avid golfer and recreational fisherman.

Roger is survived by his daughter, Kristine (Jim) Van Vonderen, Patricia Van Omen, Deborah (Steve) Brennan and Jill (Robert) Bandy; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth (Terry) Terpsma and Betty Wiersma as well as extended family and friends.

Roger was preceded in death by his sister, Mary (Gordon) Genzink and brother-in-law, Robert Wiersma.

Services will be held privately.

Memorial contributions encouraged to: Michigan Tech Alumni Assoc. or to Munson Hospice, 324 Meadows Dr., Grayling, MI 49738 directed to Roscommon County Services.

For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Milford at 248.684.6645 or visit

Memorial Contribution

Michigan Tech Fund

1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

Munson Hospice, Roscommon County Services

324 Meadows Dr
Grayling, MI 49738

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