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Richard Rimpel

Richard P. "Rick" Rimpel

Tuesday, August 23rd, 1955 - Thursday, August 20th, 2020
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Obituary

Richard P. “Rick” Rimpel, 64, of Stevensville, passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at Spectrum Health- Lakeland.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11AM, on Saturday, August 29, 2020, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2673 W John Beers Rd., Stevensville. Friends may be able to visit with the family on Saturday, from 10AM until time of service at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 2673 W. John Beers Rd., Stevensville. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, St. Joseph.

Rick was born on August 23, 1955, to John & Betty (Boyd) Rimpel, in St. Joseph. He graduated with the class of 1973, from Lakeshore High School, he then continued his education at Lake Michigan College and Andrews University. On June 2, 1979, Rick married the love of his life Bonnie Charleston at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Stevensville. Rick worked as an Engineer, most recently for State Tool & Manufacturing, before his retirement at the age of 60. Rick enjoyed collecting tools and tinkering around in his workshop. Most of all he loved to spend his time with his family.

Rick is survived by his wife of 41 years, Bonnie Rimpel of Stevensville; daughter Sarah Rimpel of Bridgman; siblings Susan Rimpel Birnie of Pennsylvania and Ron Rimpel of St. Joseph; and beloved dog snickerdoodle.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents, John & Betty Rimpel and brothers, John & Mark Rimpel.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, August 29th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church - Stevensville
    Address
    2673 W. John Beers Rd.
    Stevensville, MI 49127
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, July 29th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church - Stevensville
    Address
    2673 W. John Beers Rd.
    Stevensville, MI 49127
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Sue Birnie

Posted at 08:36am
My brother, my christian friend, I will miss our spiritual talks. Now you can have them with Jesus himself, now that you are in his presence. Love Sue
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Stan Kapica

Posted at 10:35pm
I had a office cube by Rick at ZDS and shared a lot of laughs and great discussions. He was very talented and great to work with. Sorry for the family and friends of Rick. REst in peace Rick!!
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