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Alfred J. Wier

Alfred Jay Wier, age 94, of Wyoming, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 1, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Dorothy.  He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Mary and John Brubaker, Tom and Deb Wier; grandchildren, Jennifer and Chris Hall, Sarah and Nolan Erickson, Ryan Brubaker, Brett Wier, Kelli  and Tim Santangelo; great-grandchildren, Luci, Wyatt, Carson, and Kairi Hall, Sebastian and Calvin Erickson, Simon and Henry Santangelo, nieces, Barb and Tom Cey, Carol and Tom Gillentine; and special cousin, Phyllis Wier.  Alfred proudly served our country as a member of the United States Army during WWII. After serving three years in the Aleutian Islands and Japan, he graduated from Michigan State University, the first in his family to graduate college.  After his graduation from MSU, he taught at Bellaire High School, Constantine High School, and then to Rogers High School where he taught science and coached football.  He served in the latter years as Dean of Students and Athletic Director.  He spent 36 years with Wyoming Public Schools, and was the first person honored in the Rogers Hall of Fame.  He wore his name of “Coach” with pride.  Alfred was also a longtime member of Beverly Reformed Church, where he served as elder, Sunday School teacher, and enjoyed singing in the choir.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 6, at 11:00 am at Beverly Reformed Church, 2141 Porter St. SW, Wyoming, 49519, with Pastor Shane Floyd and Pastor Chris Hall officiating.  Interment Blythefield Memory Gardens.  Relatives and friends may meet the family Wednesday from 6-8 pm at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville) 4145 Chicago Dr. SW and one hour prior to the funeral on Thursday at the church.  Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Wyoming Public Schools Athletic Fund.

  1. Mary, John and family.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you feel God’s loving arms around you.

    - Rick &Karen Katsma
  2. Condolences to the family
    Student from the class of 1972
    He was well thought of.

    - Deborah Herbst
  3. Dear Mary, Tom and family! My sincere and deepest condolences for your loss in the passing of your father! I will always cherish his great love and care for me at a point in my life when I needed it most! God’s peace be with you! With love, Terry Jannereth

    - Terry Jannereth
  4. A special person and wonderful teacher. As our yearbook advisor he was great fun. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Class of 1970.

    - Deloris Simandl
  5. Mr Weir was loved by all 😍. You did not have to be one of his students. Everyone could not help but love him. God Speed dear teacher. Job well done. You left remarkable foot prints on many hearts prayers for the family and friends

    - Donna Terpstra DeBries
  6. Goodbye Coach. A great teacher at RHS and leader of young kids at a time when they really needed such guidance. RIP. MH ‘64

    - Mike Hondorp
  7. My condolences to the family! It was a pleasure caring for you! May you R.I.P

    - Amarelis Santiago
  8. Deepest sympathy

    - Dan Aberill
  9. My condolences to the family.I taught at RHS when Al was the athletic director and dean of students. He gave so much to the faculty and students.He was very helpful to me as a new Science teacher at RHS. I will always fondly remember him.May God’s peace be with you all. Chuck Bocskey.

    - charles bocskey
  10. Tom and Mary, my deepest condolences for your loss. I remember your father fondly growing up nearby.

    - Dennis Thompson
  11. Sending our thoughts and prayers to your family. Your father had the gift of drawing his students in with love and kindness. He Is the pure example that has carried on. Highly respected and loved. His fingerprints will never fade from the lives he has touched.

    ~Rogers High School Class of 1965

    - Nancy Good
  12. Our sympathy goes out to Coach Wier’s family. We both had Coach Weir as a teacher. Neal had him as a football coach.
    We have many fond memories of him. He showed us love and kindness while we were his students. He is with Jesus now. We will see Coach again when our Lord and Savior returns!

    - Neal Jon & Barbara Jo DeRidder
  13. Dear John and Mary,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss and grief. Your father’s body and mind have been restored to his rightful place at the right hand of God, his Father. May that bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead.Frank and Jane Nibbelink, BRC

    - Jane M Nibbelink
  14. Tom and family –
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your Dad. As we are a “mixed” couple (Rogers and Wyoming Park) we both knew him well. May he rest in peace.

    Dennis (WPHS ’74) and Nancy(Meyer) Shippy (Rogers ’74)

    - Dennis and Nancy Shippy

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