David Wilson Springer, 99, of Lakeside, Michigan passed away peacefully, Friday afternoon, June 3, 2016 in the presence and comfort of his family in East Lake Nursing and Rehabilitation in Elkhart, Indiana.
David was born March 1, 1917 in Geraldine, Montana to William and Rosella (Cranfill) Springer. He married Dorothy Jean Riggs October 6, 1946 in Berrien County, Michigan. Together they were “two hearts that beat in three quarter time.” She preceded him in death in 2005. He was also preceded by two sons, Dean “Butch” Springer, Douglas Springer; sisters, Ethel, Gladys; four brothers, Walter, Jr., Clarence, John and LeRoy.
David retired in 1984 as a Machinist at Whirlpool Corporation after thirty-four years of service. He was a member of Michigan City Moose, Lodge #935, and was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association.
David will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by one son, David W. Springer, of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma; one daughter and son in law Dianna and Bill Harris of Elkhart, Indiana; nine grandchildren, Brandi, Ricki, David, William III, Carley, Deana, Dana, Megan, Becky; numerous great grandchildren; one daughter in law, Danelle (Layman) Springer; one sister, Violet Dunkel; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Family and friends gathered Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at the graveside for a brief service in Lakeside Cemetery, 5095 Lakeside Road, in Lakeside. Mr. Springer was laid to rest beside his beloved wife, Dorothy.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Pobocik Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Three Oaks, Michigan 49128. Please share a memory or a message online at www.wagnercares.com.