Mary A. Roukema

| 01 Nov 2021 | 12:42

Mary A. Roukema of Warwick passed away on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. She was 93 years old.

Born in Schoonhoven, the Netherlands, on July 6, 1928, she was the daughter of Gerardus and Mary (Devaal) Schreuder.

While in the Netherlands, Mary worked in Wassenaar as an executive secretary for Menken Milk which was founded in 1925 and they delivered milk by horse and cart.

After the war, the dairy grew into a wholesaler and was an ever-growing company with mergers and acquisitions of other dairies.

Mary came back to the United States in 2001.

Mary is survived by her sons Edzer Roukema and his wife Robyn of Middletown and Peter J. Roukema of Petoskey, Michigan; and her five grandchildren: Janine, Scott, Mallory, Ellyce and Mia.

Per Mary’s request, private arrangements were made.

Arrangements were made by Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memorial Home, 17 Oakland Ave., Warwick, NY. To send an online condolence, visit