Funeral services for Rosella Pixler, 96, of Spencer, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer, with interment at Northlawn Cemetery.
Rosella Pixler was born Nov. 20, 1914, in Crofton, Neb., the daughter of Edward and Rose Feldhacker. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Pixler on May 2, 1934, in Menaminee, Neb.. Ken and Rosella moved to Spencer in 1935.
Rosella was a member of the Senior Center and Catholic Daughters. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, walking, bingo and playing cards.
Rosella was a loving mother and friend. She enjoyed being around the children and her grandchildren. Cooking was a favorite. She could not stand to see anyone without food in front of them. Pies were a specialty and she knew she could entice the kids into coming home when roast beef and pie were available. She will be missed and remembered!
Rosella passed away Oct. 16, 2011, at Longhouse Residence in Spencer.
Rosella was survived by her children: Julie Binder and her husband, Glen, of Des Moines, Lillian Mills and her husband, Larry, of Detroit Lakes, Minn., Charles Pixler and his wife, Vicki, of Omaha, Neb., Charlotte Pepper of Des Moines, Ia., Karen Weisstanner and her husband, Hans, of Warrenton, Va., Diane Rottunda and her husband, Curt, of Spirit Lake, Norman Pixler and his wife, DeEtta, of Milford, Ia., Norma Miller and her husband, Larry, of Spencer; over 50 grandchildren; two sisters: Hilda Kuehler of Spencer and Sister Grace Feldhacker of Yankton, S.D.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; daughter, Lila Williamson; seven brothers and seven sisters.
Turner Jenness Funeral Home of Milford is in charge of arrangements.