Donald Peter "Boppy, Dad Feets" Wierenga
August 25, 1930 - April 20, 2009
Grand Rapids, Michigan
He had so much love inside him.Born on August 25, 1930, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Donald Peter Wierenga was the sixth child of Peter and Celia (DeKorne) Wierenga. His father’s integrity and woodworking skills and his mother’s gentleness and early death imprinted Don with a passionate talent for building things and relationships -- and with a seemingly insatiable desire to give and receive love. A man of tremendous physical strength and vitality, he played every sport available to him at school and was proud to be a member of Union High School’s 1949 State Championship football team. As an adult, he was an avid golfer and runner, participating in marathons and other competitive events well into his 60s. After retirement, he . . .