Cease Family Funeral Homes
(September 20, 1948 - March 22, 2012)
David Pixler, 63, of Bagley, MN died on Thursday, March 22, 2012 at the Sandford Medical Center in Fargo, ND after a short illness.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Bagley with the Father Dave Super officiating. Interment will be at the Calvary Cemetery in in Grand Forks, ND at 3:30 on Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The Cease Family Funeral Home of Bagley assisted with the arrangements.
David was born on September 20, 1948 in Rockford, Illinois the son of David Henry Pixler Jr. and Dorothy Barcellona Pixler. He started working on cars by the age 13 and the passion never left. He owned just about make and model known to man, along with several body shops and junk yards, and loved to tell stories of them all. Family and food rounded out his life. He loved his wife and children and adored his grandchildren. And we all loved eating his delicious Italian cooking! He settled in California in the 80’s and went on to marry his wife Suzen in 1986. They raised their family in the country amidst fruit trees and classic cars. While there he mastered his art of restorations. Only Dave would use 60+ classic cars as lawn art! In 2006, Dave and Sue retired to the fresh air of Minnesota to live among the lakes and pines. Dave was a hard worker and loved his family and friends with all his heart. His suffering is over and he’s working on God’s cars now!
He is survived by his loving wife – Suzen Pixler of Bagley, MN Son – Leroy Pixler of Rockford, IL Daughter – Yorel Purl of Atwater, CA Son - Richie Pixler of Winnebago, IL Son – Richard (Savina) Thompson of Lodi, CA Son – Donald (Jennifer) Thompson of Grand Forks, ND Daughter – Heather (Matt Leavell) Pixler of Bagley, MN 7 grandchildren Sister – Carmella Young of Rockford, IL Sister – Sam (Ron) Herberline of Atwater, CA Sister – Michelle (Scott) Lindenberg of Winton, CA Mother-in-law – Donna Larson of Bagley, MN Sister-in-law – Patty Harrell of Atwater, CA Brother-in-law – Art (Karen) Larson Jr. of Daytona, FL
He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law – Art Larson and an infant brother Frank Pixler.