Obituary for David Dee Rikkers

David Dee Rikkers

Birth Date: Nov. 30th, 1938
Date Passed: Aug. 31st, 2020


David D. Rikkers age 81, of Montague, MI died Monday, August 31, 2020 at home with his family at his side. David was born on November 30, 1938 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to the late John and Jean (Timmermans) Rikkers. He married Jane N. (Link) Rikkers on April 5, 1974 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Conklin. David was a teacher in Muskegon Public Schools for 36 years. Dave was honored with an “Excellence in Teaching” award from MPS in 1987. He was a leader in the MCTEA and in Region 13 of the MEA. Retiring in 1996. After his retirement, he and Jane enjoyed travel, home improvement projects and winters in Florida. The Dogwood Park Mobile Home Community was his winter home for 17 years. A goal of traveling to all 50 states was capped off in 2011 and 2012, with cruises to Alaska and Hawaii. David is survived by his wife of 46 + Years: Jane N. Rikkers of Montague. 1 Son: David S. Rikkers of Whitehall. 1 Grandchild: Vergie (Aaron) Rolf, 6 Great grandchildren: Dominic, Jessalyn, Liam, Eleanor, Felicity and Max. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother. Cremation has taken place with a private service at a later date. Memorials may be directed to: Harbor Hospice. Go to: or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbook. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511