Donald Edward Rimes

Donald Edward Rimes


Donald Edward Rimes, 72, formerly of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 in Tulsa, OK. Arrangements have been entrusted with Starks & Menchinger Chapel in St. Joseph, MI.

Donald was born on November 13, 1941 in Benton Harbor, MI to Harry and Constance (Lyons) Rimes. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Donald worked at Heath Co. for several years with electronic circuitry. He was an avid tennis player, loved working on cars, cooking, devotedly religious, and was a loving presence in his youngest son Sean’s life.

Donald is survived by his three sons – James (Carol) Thomas of Ann Arbor, MI, Jonathon Thomas of Pensacola, FL and Sean (Carrie) Rimes of Ashland, Oregon; his parents – Harry and Connie Rimes of Stevensville; two brothers – Robert (Phyllis) Rimes of Bridgman, MI and Thomas (Kathleen) Rimes of Stevensville, MI; and a sister – Cheryl (Mark) Ziegert of Sawyer, MI.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, August 22, 11:00 AM, at the Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI with Rev. Timothy Pietrogallo officiating. Visitation is from 10:30-11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Ft. Custer National Cemetery, Battle Creek, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at

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