Virgil Edward Roudabush



Memorial Contribution

Baruch Senior Ministries

3196 Kraft Avenue, Suite 203

Grand Rapids, MI, 49512

Virgil Edward Roudabush, age 95 of Lowell, went to be with the Lord on February 15, 2024. He passed away peacefully after a long and full life. He was a loving husband, father, grandpa, great grandfather and loyal friend. He was also very proud of his home town of Lowell where he lived almost his entire life.

He attended Lowell High School and was very proud to have joined the United States Air Force at the age of 18. He worked at King Milling Company in Lowell for 43 years and worked his way up to Superintendent of which he served for 15 years before retiring in 1993.

He enjoyed hunting and boating and especially loved teaching his young relatives and friends to water ski. He and his wife Carmen lived at Murray Lake for many years after their boys finished high school.

Virgil loved traveling, cruises, winters in Florida, attending Tigers spring training games and keeping in touch with relatives far and wide through research of his genealogy. He enjoyed spending time making over 250 miniature wooden rocking chairs by hand that he gifted to his family and friends, who will continue to cherish them in his memory.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 75 years, Carmen Roudabush; son, Sam Roudabush; granddaughter-in-law Melissa Roudabush, great-grandson, Logan Roudabush; his parents, Samuel & Matilda Roudabush; and his siblings, Laurna DeWitt, LeRoy “Hoot” Roudabush, Beulah Geldersma.

Survived by son Joel (Brenda) Roudabush; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Roudabush; grandsons, John Roudabush, Mike (Joy) Roudabush, Tom (Jill) Roudabush; granddaughter Susan (Chad) Bell; great-grandchildren, Cassie, Jack, Eddie, Sarah, Jenna, Olivia, Isabella, Aaron, Carson, Ethan, Andrew; and many dear nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Baruch Senior Ministries, 3196 Kraft Avenue, Suite 203, Grand Rapids, MI, 49512.

Memorial to be held at a later date.

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One Response

  1. Dear sweet Virg, while I’ll miss you so, I knew you were looking for the perfect time to reunite with your true love Carmen. I am so proud to have known you and felt your love my entire life! I hold MY rocking chair a one of my most treasured possessions.
    May God bless and restore you for your eternal life with Carm, Sam and your grandson too!

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