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David L. Pippenger: 1940 – 2008

Monday, August 25th, 2008

David L. Pippenger, age 68, a resident of Blue Lake near Churubusco, died early Sunday, August 24, 2008, in his residence following a lengthy illness. He was receiving care from Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home and his loving and attentive family

David was born May 15, 1940 in Noble County, a son of the late Ted and Carnie (Herron) Pippenger. As a young man he formed an avid interest in airplanes, and became a certified pilot. He went on to fly and own many airplanes, and was very skilled in his aviation endeavors. He also greatly enjoyed boating, NASCAR, and his beloved Canada.

He was the owner/operator of the Churubusco Lift Truck, Inc. from 1985 until retiring in 2003.

On October 10, 1970 he was united in marriage to his wife of 37 years, Betty Jane Schiek. They lived at Blue Lake for many years.

His survivors include his wife Betty; their children Randy (Sandra) Pippenger of Rome City, Les (Laurie) Hossinger of Fort Wayne,  and Teresa (Richard) (Pippenger) Hyser of Roanoke; four brothers, Phillip (Norma) Pippenger, Jim (Carolyn) Pippenger, and Ted (Terri) Pippenger all of Churubusco,  and Dan (Linda) Pippenger of Gibson, Fla; four sisters Esther Anderson and Dorcas (Tod) Pressler both of Churubusco,  Ruth Pressler of Columbia City,  and Naomi (Paul) Coats of Fort Wayne; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother Paul Pippenger.

There will be no calling hours or services. Sheets and Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco is entrusted with the arrangements.

For those who wish memorials may be directed to the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home 5910 Homestead Road Fort Wayne, Indiana  46814

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