Elmer L. Roan, 83, of N. Market St., Hudson, Mich., died Thursday, May 31, 2007, at home.
He was born July 19, 1923, in Delaware Twp., Ohio, to Lurly Edward and Hermina (Kinstle) Roan. He married Idris Borton on July 20, 1943, in Waterloo, Ind., and she survives.
Elmer was a life-long Hudson area resident and graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1941. He retired from Kewaunee Manufacturing in Adrian, Mich., in 1985, with 34 years of service. He served in the U.S. Army in England and France during World War II.
Elmer was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Hudson Fire Department and E.M.S. for more than 22 years and as a radio dispatcher for the department from 1985 until 2007.
He had a love for art and made maps for Hudson, Clayton, Morenci, Addison, Manitou Beach, Britton and Onsted fire and ambulance departments. He also enjoyed archery, hunting and fishing. He dearly loved his children, grandchildren and will be sadly missed by all.
Surviving Elmer besides his wife, Idris of Hudson, are three children, Susan (and Michael) Marry of Hudson, Gary Roan of Hudson and Tina (and Steven) Snider of Fayette, Ohio; one daughter-in-law, Bonnie Roan of Hudson, 15 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and goddaughter, Danielle (Devloo) Blackmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Rita Warner and Mary Barrett; one brother, Russell Roan; one son, Lurly Edward Roan; and great granddaughter, Traci Lynn Marry.
Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, June 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hudson with Fr. Richard Eberle and Fr. H. Paul Ruddy as celebrants. Military interment by the Hudson American Legion Hannan Colvin Post #180 will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Hudson.
Visitation is planned from 5-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m., with a Prayer Service at 3 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may make memorial contributions to Hudson Fire Department and E.M.S., Hospice of Lenawee County or Fr. H. Paul Ruddy Endowment Fund.