David Leon Jasperse, age 73 of Hastings, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at home with wife, Emily.


Dave was born on March 13, 1943 in Grand Rapids, Michigan the son of Leon and Crystene (Lenz) Jasperse. He graduated from Ottawa Hills High School in 1961. He attended Grand Rapids Community College and graduated from Ferris State University Pharmacy School in 1967.


Dave married Emily Lovett on March 17, 1981. He was a member of the Elks, Moose and Rotary Club. Dave was also a member of the Hastings City Council and Planning Commission. He was a visionary and was dedicated to the well being of the City of Hastings. Dave supported many community groups, such as the United Way and Barry County Fair. He was conscientious in ensuring that all his employees contributed to the United Way campaign every year.

He worked for Reagan Pharmacy in Grand Rapids from 1967 to 1970. Dave worked as manager and Pharmacist of Bosley Pharmacy from 1970 to 1980. He became the owner/operator of Bosley Pharmacy in 1980 until the sale of the business in 2014. In 2014 he opened the General Store in Hastings. Dave was dedicated to his employees and treated them as if they were family. He would purchase 4-H animals at the fair and share them with his employees.


Dave was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Crystene Jasperse.


He is survived by his wife, Emily Jasperse of Hastings, son, Jeff (Amy) Jasperse of West Virginia, granddaughters, Isabel and Ava Jasperse, siblings, Michael (Diane) Jasperse of Alabama, Susan (Jim) Major of North Carolina, Steven (Kelly) Jasperse of Grand Rapids, and Mary (Mike) Pennington of Hastings, former wife, Elaine Jasperse and many friends.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the Barry Community Foundation, Leason Sharpe Hall, 231 S. Broadway, Hastings, at 11:00 am.

Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home, please visit our website at to sign the online guestbook or to leave a memory or message for the family.

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