James William Wiersma, age 73, went to his heavenly home on Friday, July 29, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Jeanette Wiersma; stepdaughter, Brenda White. Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 34 years, Sandy Wiersma; son, Jamie and Jennifer Wiersma; stepson, Ernest and Kimberly White; 5 grandchildren; brother, David and Jan Wiersma; sister, Joan and Tom Habers.
Jim grew up in Jenison and Hudsonville, Michigan. As a young man, he loved his country and earned a National Defense Service Medal while he served in the Navy. For many years, Jim worked for Sparks Belting Company concluding his career at Hope Network in the Brain Injury Site. He will be remembered for his kindness and compassion.
A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 24, 2022, at Bella Vista Church, 5100 Belding Road NE, Rockford with Pastor Roger Paugh officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends 7:00 to 9:00 PM, Friday at MKD Stegenga Funeral Chapel, 1601 Post Drive NE, Belmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Amedisys Foundation, 3854 American Way Suite A, Baton Rouge, LA 70816. Jim’s family wishes to thank Compassionate Care Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Jim.