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Obituary for Richard P. "Rick" Rimpel

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 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.