Brian R. Piersma, 73, of Sherman, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 after a battle with lung cancer for 6 years. 

He was born March 27, 1948 and raised in Rochelle, the son of Sidney and Millicent (Worthy) Piersma. He married Judy Copeland in 1970.

Brian retired from IDOT after 30 years of service. He taught marketing and management courses for 18 years at LLCC and served eight years on the Williamsville-Sherman School Board. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Springfield and Springfield First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Piersma of Sherman; daughter, Kristin (James) Spagnola of West Bend, Wisconsin; son, Derek Piersma of Chatham; three grandchildren and two brothers.

Services were held Monday, October 11, 2021 at Staab Funeral Home in Sherman with Rev. Dr. Michael Keppler officiating. Burial followed at Steenbergen Cemetery in Mt. Pulaski.

Memorials may be made to Springfield First United Methodist Church. Staab Funeral Home, Sherman was in charge of arrangements.