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Obituary for David G. Piersma

David G. “Dave” Piersma, 63, of St. Joseph, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at Spectrum- Lakeland Health.

A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, at 12PM, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor David Colp officiating. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday from 10AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Upton Middle School Athletic Department. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at

Dave was born on April 11, 1957, to Gordon & Anne (Leestma) Piersma in Grand Rapids. He graduated from Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, MI. He then continued his education at Western Michigan University where he earned his Bachelors in Accounting. On October 24, 2003, Dave married the love of his life Rhoda Chundama in St. Joseph. He worked for LECO and All State Insurance. Most recently, he owned and operated Ultimate Satellite. Dave was a member of First Church of God. His most cherished time was spending it with his family and watching his son play sports.

Dave is survived by his wife of 16 years, Rhoda Piersma of St. Joseph; son Marshall Piersma; mother Anne Piersma of Grand Rapids; and siblings, Gretchen (Randy) Knoper of Allendale, MI, Jeff (Deb) Piersma of Hudsonville and Dirk (Kathy) Piersma of Grandville.

Dave was preceded in death by his father Gordon Piersma and brother John Piersma.