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David W. Potgiesser

November 28, 1947 - September 29, 2020

U.S. Veteran

A celebration of Dave’s life will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice, c/o the funeral home.

Age 72, passed away at his home on Tuesday evening, September 29, 2020. Dave was born in Kalamazoo, on November 28, 1947, the son of John and Dorothy (Hall) Potgiesser. On February 14, 1987, he married Elaine Heighton, who survives him. Dave proudly served his nation in the U.S. Army in Korea in the DMZ from 1968-1969. He retired from Interkal after 27 years of service. Dave enjoyed being outdoors on his 16 acres in Alamo. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a fan of the stock car races at the Kalamazoo Speedway. He loved bonfires and working his word searches. When he married Elaine, he also married her family, and became a dad to her daughters who also survive, Michelle Powell of Scotts and Cheri Powell of Portage. He is also survived by his grandsons, Elijah Merritt and Rayce Henagan; and his little buddy, Tripper; and countless friends. He loved his family more than anything and he will be missed very much.