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David A. Mersman

09/11/1949

02/21/2022

David Allen Mersman, age 72 of Clarksville, passed away Monday, February 21, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin (Mers) and Harriette Mersman; and brothers, Douglas and Wesley Mersman. David is survived by his children, Lisa (Matt) Maupin of Franklin, MO, Keith Mersman of Maryland Heights, MO, Kevin (Jacquelyn) Mersman of Willow Springs, MO; and their mother, Janice DeWeerd; grandchildren, Madison & Abygale Maupin, Andrew, Alessandra, Lydia, Deven, Lucas, & Wesley (due any day) Mersman; step-mother, Maxine Mersman; sister, Cheryl (Jim) Mieras; sister-in-law, Luanne Mersman; 4 nieces; 5 nephews; and friend, Kathy Mersman VanderRoest. David graduated from Zeeland High School, Michigan State University, and was a member of the Army National Guard. He worked at East Kentwood High School as a math teacher for his entire career, where he was Teacher of the Year multiple times. He was known as Mr. Candy Man to his students and Mr. Pop Can man to the staff. David always went by MERS, not Dave. He was absolutely beloved by his students, some of whom chose career paths in mathematics due to his influence. He loved his East Kentwood family. David was a member of First Baptist Church, served as Sunday school Superintendent for years, sang in the choir, assistant treasurer, and served on the Membership Team. He was treasurer of the West Michigan Volleyball Officials Association for a year, and active referee of girl’s high school and middle school volleyball. David had the great honor of being asked to officiate the state championships on a couple of occasions… an honor usually offered only to females. Mr. MSU through and through, #1 Spartan fan with season football and basketball tickets. David represented Countryside Tours and has been the tour guide for many trips to the East Coast with 8th graders from several school districts. He was a faithful supporter of First Baptist and Alpha Family Center in of Lowell, MI. Funeral services will be 4pm Sunday, February 27, 2022, at First Baptist Church, 2275 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331 with visitation from 1-4pm. To honor Mers please wear green or white. Rev. Jon Pickens officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.

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3 Responses

  1. I had Mr. Mersman for two math classes at East Kentwood back in the 80’s. He was a wonderful teacher who cared about his students. I would visit when I was in college and he was happy to hear that I decided to go into teaching. Bless you always Mr. Mersman!!

  2. I disrespected him like 2 weeks before he died! I wish it’s not too late to say sorry

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