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Section 1: SC 13G


SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
 
SCHEDULE 13G
  
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
(Amendment No. 	)*
 
Mercantile Bank Corporation
(Name of Issuer)
Common Stock   
(Title of Class of Securities)
587376104 
(CUSIP Number)
 April 16, 2020
(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this 
schedule is filed:
? Rule 13d-1(b)
? Rule 13d-1(c)
? Rule 13d-1(d)
 
*
The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting 
person's initial filing on this form with respect to 
the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment 
containing information which would alter 
disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be 
deemed to be "filed" for the purpose of 
Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Act") or otherwise 
subject to the liabilities of that section of the 
Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see 
the Notes).
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1
Name of Reporting Persons
Bruce G. Visser
 
2
Check the Appropriate Box if a Member of a Group
 
(a) ??
(b) ??
3
SEC Use Only
 
4
Citizenship or Place of Organization
United States of America
 
Number of Shares 
Beneficially Owned by 
Each Reporting Person 
With
5
Sole Voting Power
827,375

6
Shared Voting Power
0

7
Sole Dispositive Power
827,375

8
Shared Dispositive Power
0
9
Aggregate Amount Beneficially Owned by Each Reporting Person
827,375 
10
Check if the Aggregate Amount in Row (9) Excludes Certain Shares

 
?
11
Percent of Class Represented by Amount in Row (9)
5.11%
 
12
Type of Reporting Person
IN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Item 1(a).
Name of Issuer:
                    Mercantile Bank Corporation
 
Item 1(b).
Address of Issuer's Principal Executive Offices:
                    310 Leonard St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
 
Item 2(a).
Name of Person Filing:
                    Bruce G. Visser
 
Item 2(b).
Address of Principal Business Office or, if None, Residence:
                    1946 Turner NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
 
Item 2(c).
Citizenship:
                    United States of America
 
Item 2(d).
Title of Class of Securities:
                    Common Stock
 
Item 2(e).
CUSIP Number:
                    587376104
 
Item 3.
If this statement is filed pursuant to ?? 240.13d-1(b), or 240.13d-2(b) 
or (c), check whether 
the person filing is a:
                   Not applicable.
    
(a)
  
?
  
Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).
 
 
 
(b)
  
?
  
Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 73c).
 
 
 
(c)
  
?
  
Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 
78c).
 
 
 
 
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(d)
  
?
  
Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company 
Act of 1940 (15 
U.S.C. 80a-8).
 
 
 
(e)
  
?
  
An investment adviser in accordance with ?13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E).
 
 
 
(f)
  
?
  
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with ?240.13d 
1(b)(1)(ii)(F).
 
 
 
(g)
  
?
  
A parent holding company or control person in accordance with ?240.13d-
1(b)(1)(ii)(G).
 
 
 
(h)
  
?
  
A savings association as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 
1813).
 
 
 
(i)
  
?
  
A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment 
company under section 
3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3).
 
 
 
 
 
(j)
  
?
  
Group, in accordance with ?240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).
 
 
 
 
  
?
  
If this statement is filed pursuant to ?240.13d-1(c), check this box.
 
Item 4.
Ownership.
 
 
(a)
Amount Beneficially Owned:  827,375 shares of Common Stock
 
 
 
 
(b)
Percent of Class: See Line 11 of the cover sheet. This percentage is 
calculated based on 
16,205,207 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of April 1, 2020, as 
reported by the Issuer in 
its definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange 
Commission on April 9, 
2020.
 
 
 
 
(c)
Number of shares as to which such person has:
 
 
 
 
 
(i) Sole power to vote or to direct the vote: See Line 5 of the cover 
sheet.
 
 
(ii) Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: See Line 6 of the cover 
sheet.
 
 
(iii) Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: See Line 7 
of the cover sheet.
 
 
(iv) Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: See Line 8 
of the cover sheet.
 
Item 5.
Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class.
                    Not applicable
 
Item 6.
Ownership of More Than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
                    Not applicable
 
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Item 7.
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the 
Security Being 
Reported on by the Parent Holding Company or Control Person.
 
                        Not applicable
 
Item 8.
Identification and Classification of Members of the Group.
 
                        Not applicable
 
Item 9.
Notice of Dissolution of Group.
 
                        Not applicable
 
Item 10.
Certifications.
 
           By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge 
and belief, the securities referred to above were not 
acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of 
changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the 
securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or 
as a participant in any transaction having that 
purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a 
nomination under ? 240.14a-11.
 
 
SIGNATURE
 
            After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and 
belief, I certify that the information set forth in 
this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
 
Dated:  April 23, 2020
 
 
/s/ Bruce G. Visser
Bruce G. Visser
 
 
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