David L. Krieger, Sr., 81, passed away October 11, 2019

David L. Krieger, Sr., 81, of Stevensville, passed away, Friday, October 11, 2019 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 17, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Private burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens, Coloma. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in David’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan. Those wishing to sign David’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

David was born December 25, 1937 in Bridgman to Edward & Florence (Voelzke) Krieger. He graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School, Class of 1956 and went on to earn his Bachelor in Business Administration from Western Michigan University, where he was part of the WMU football team. David enlisted in the National Guard and proudly served his country. On September 23, 1961, he married the former Norma Setlak at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Joseph. David worked for several years in industrial sales until in 1977 he co-founded Michiana Supply in Benton Harbor, where he continued to be a part until just recently.

David was a devoted family man, always making sure his family was cared for, and he devoted his life to his business as well for that reason. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus. David was an avid Notre Dame sports fan, and was very involved with Eaton Park Youth Baseball League. He was a very social person, always wanting to be around people, and never missed an opportunity to go out to dinner, especially Wing Night at The Sandbar. David loved WWE Monday Night Wrestling and in his earlier years enjoyed golfing, fishing & motorcycling with family & friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

David is survived by his wife Norma; his children-Kathy Bublick of Stevensville & Stephen (Rachel) Krieger of Coloma; son-in-law Dan Bublick of Carmel, IN; daughter-in-law Ashlie Krieger of Benton Harbor; three grandchildren-David Bohannon, Eva & Alex Bublick; three great-grandchildren-Remington, Rowan & Rory Bohannon; sister-in-law Laura Krieger of Grand Rapids; nieces & nephew-Julie Taylor, Karen Garrison, Beverly Krieger & Ed Krieger; and his canine companions-Eros, Addison, Trout & Sophie. David was preceded in death by his son David “Krockett” Krieger, Jr. on December 11, 2015, his brother Loren Krieger, and his sister-in-law Loretta Krieger. 

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