Dwight L. Riemersma, 83, passed away October 25, 2018

Dwight L. Riemersma, 83, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Thursday, October 25, 2018 at his home.

A Graveside service will be held 1:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Spring Run Cemetery in St. Joseph with Rev. Terry Schneider officiating.  Friends may visit beginning at Noon Tuesday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph.  Memorials in Dwight’s name may be made to Scottdale United Methodist Church.  Those wishing to sign Dwight’s Memory Book online may do so at  www.starks-menchinger.com

Dwight was born January 6, 1935 to Benjamin & Mildred (Mollhagen) Riemersma. He served his country in the Army National Guard.  Dwight graduated from Hope College with a bachelor’s degree and was a school teacher for St. Joseph Public Schools where he also coached junior varsity basketball and later served as varsity coach.  Dwight moved to Florida for several years and upon return taught at Berrien Springs Public Schools and also coached basketball.  Dwight was a monstrous fan of the University of Michigan, but his most important love was for that of his Lord and Savior, and that he would desire most to be remembered for his devotion to and love of Jesus Christ.  He was an extremely kind man, who always had a smile on his face and something funny or thoughtful to say to his friends and acquaintances.

Dwight is survived by his special friend Joan Bolman for over 60 years. He was preceded in death by his parents.

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