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David P. Wilmers

December 18, 2012
The Daily Mining Gazette

WHITEHALL, Mich. - David P. Wilmers, age 65, died unexpectedly at his home on Dec. 14, 2012.

He was born Aug. 12, 1947, in Hancock, to Paul and Elizabeth (Anderson) Wilmers.

He proudly served his country in the US Navy.

On Sept. 13, 1969, he married the former Dorothy Palossari.

Mr. Wilmers worked at Plumb's in Whitehall for a number of years and later for Standard Lumber in Montague, until retiring in 2005.

Dave's favorite hobby was spending time in the kitchen. He loved to cook, bake bread and create meals for his family and friends. Dave especially love teaching his grandchildren how to make pizza.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Daniel Wilmers.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; his daughters, Kim (Aaron) Boyll, and their children, Megan & Camryn Boyll, and Kelley (Rusty) Hepler, and their children, Lucas & Brooke Hepler; two sisters Kathy (Jim) Kunert of Wisconsin and Jean (Paul) Bianucci of Hancock; two brothers, Mike (Barb) Wilmers of Houghton and Tony (Amy) Wilmers of Hancock; nine nieces & nephews; close family friends, Bob and Joan Schultz.

A memorial gathering was held Monday, Dec. 17, 2012, from 10 a.m. until noon, at Clock Funeral Home of White Lake, 413 S. Mears Ave., Whitehall.

Donations can be made to the Lakeshore Lung Program, Muskegon Community Health Project, 565 W. Western Ave., Muskegon, Mich. 49440.

Private condolences may be sent by visiting



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