Massie Rumalean

January 6, 1930July 10, 2018

Massie Rumalean, born 1930, in Padang Indonesia, left this world to join our lord in paradise, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Jeanne Setiadi. Massie has three daughters, Vonny Bogan of Temecula, Lanny Post of San Diego, and Irene Williams of Escondido and two grand-children, Patrick (15) and Karlie (14) of Temecula. He also leaves behind a sister Susan Tan of Vancouver Canada, and his brother Frits Rumalean of Jakarta Indonesia. Massie’s family extended beyond our horizons as he had 5 other brothers in the United States and Indonesia as well as many nieces and nephews around located the world. He left everything behind to bring his daughters to the U.S. so they might have a chance at a better life and was most proud when he and the family all became naturalized American citizens. He was a world traveler and found God’s beauty in all thing and all places.

A devout Catholic, Massie was a parishioner at the St. Joseph Cathedral and began most everyday with early morning mass. He will be missed by his many friends within the church and at the Cathedral Plaza Tower apartments where he lived for the last 18 years.

Massie’s gift to the world was his infectious smile and joy in life.

His stories of having survived the Japanese occupation of Indonesia and his later world travels have etched a special place in all our hearts. Massie exemplified the lord’s love and forgiveness.

We will forever miss the true joy he found in the smallest things in life, such as finding a perfectly ripe bunch of bananas or a warm loaf of fresh bread. God’s love was abundant in him and seen by all that knew him.

Rest in Peace, Pop. Thank you, God, for bringing this fine man into our lives and allowing us to learn from him. We pray for the repose of his soul and swift passage through purgatory.


  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Rosary Service Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 16, 2018

Massie Rumalean

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