Violet E. Pittner

February 24, 2011

Violet E. Pittner

Violet E. Pittner of Plainwell, Michigan (formerly of Otsego) passed away Thursday, February 24, 2011, in Plainwell. Mrs. Pittner was born April 1, 1913 in Shelbyville to Ernest and Lula (Knowlton) Doxey and was a lifelong resident of the area.

Violet had attended the Otsego United Methodist Church where she was of member of the United Methodist Women. She had also belonged to the WRC, the Women of the Moose and her Bunco club. Violet and Melvin enjoyed and rarely missed square dancing on Saturdays and she enjoyed shopping. She had worked for Kalamazoo Stationary and then Mead Paper Co. for over 25 years, retiring in 1972.

On July 3, 1937, in Martin she married Melvin Pittner, who died in 1987. Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Jessie Mickelson, Avis Roemer and Ruth Pike; and a grandson, Brian Michael Pittner. Survivors include two sons, Daniel (Nancy) Pittner of Berrien Springs and James (Sarah) Pittner of Garland, TX; 3 grandchildren, James, Nancy and Norman; 2 step-grandchildren, Stephanie and Stephen; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Friends may meet with Vi’s family from 5 to 8:30 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, Pastor Joe Shaler officiating. Burial will follow at Germond Cemetery, Wayland.

Contributions in memory of Vi may be made to the Otsego United Methodist Church or Wings of Hope Hospice.

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