Lloyd D. Pixler

Lloyd D. Pixler
Lloyd D. “Dave” Pixler of Otsego passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2008 in Kalamazoo. Dave was born May 23, 1942 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania the son of Ward and Lillian (Davies) Pixler. He was a member of the LighthouseBaptistChurch in Plainwell. He was a historian, and some of his interests include railroads, gardening and woodworking. On March 14, 1964 in Kalamazoo, he married Sharon Kiel, who survives. Also surviving are his daughter Karen Hummel of Plainwell; his son, Norman (Dawn) Pixler of Kalamazoo; 4 grandchildren, Carissa (Nate) Taylor of Plainwell, Ronnie (Liz) Hummel of Plainwell, Tobias Pixler of Kalamazoo, Ridley Pixler of Kalamazoo; 4 great grandchildren, Caleb, Cadence, Colby and one they are expecting soon; 2 sisters, Rebecca (Bill) Harrison and Shirley (Darrell) Jackson; several nieces and nephews. Dave was preceded in death by his parents, and a son-in-law, Ron Hummel. Cremation has taken place. Friends may meet with his family on Thursday from 6-8 P.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A memorial service will be held Friday at 2:00 P.M. at the LighthouseBaptistChurch, Pastor Jerry Bowen officiating. Interment of ashes will be at MountainHomeCemetery, Otsego. Contributions in his memory can be made to the Lighthouse Baptist Church Building Fund.
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  1. Jim Ward says:

    I wasn’t aware of Dave’s passing. My prayers to your family. Dave and I were coworkers on the railroad. I live in Grandville, MI. we worked together at Penn Central and ConRail. When I got laid off in Grand Rapids, I went to Kalamazoo to work. I used to pick Dave up on my way down and we rode in together. I was pretty young then and didn’t always bring a lunch. Dave always shared his yummy Tuna sandwiches with me (thank you Sharron). That was the way Dave was. A great guy, hard worker and caring. He knew everything that there was to know about the railroad and the Civil War. I learned a lot from him. May he rest in peace!

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