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David John Pueschel
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David John Pueschel age 77 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Monday evening March 5, 2018 at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis.
He was born August 3, 1940 in Sturgis, Michigan son of the late Ernest and Margaret (Schroeder) Pueschel.
David was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1958.
On July 21, 1979 he married Jane Barnell in Sturgis.
Along with family David owned and operated Fairgrove Farms until 2002 and established Deer Creek Farms in 2002, both in Sturgis and was a salesman for Pioneer Hybrid for 24 years.
David was always active in his community. Some of his many involvements included serving as a County Commissioner representing St. Joseph County 6th District for two terms. While serving as a commissioner he had been appointed to the Community Mental Health Board and numerous other boards. He was an active member of the Radiant Life Church in Sturgis where he was a past board member. He also served on the boards of Society Bank and Youth for Christ and was currently the president of the Thurston Woods Resident Association and was named Citizen of the Year in 2010. David had a true love and passion for farming. It was not just job but also his hobby.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 38 years: Jane; one daughter: Kimberly (Dan) Ditto of Kalamazoo; one son: David T. Pueschel of Sturgis; three step-sons: Jeffery (Jill) Stevens of Sturgis; Kurt (Cathy) Stevens of Coopersville and Gregg Stevens of Sturgis; 15 grandchildren: Holly Carmichael, Katelyn Pueschel, Michaela Pueschel, Darek Ditto, Brooke Ditto, Jake Stevens, Jaegon Stevens, Becca Stevens, Andy Stevens, Denver Stevens, Mason Stevens, Josh Northrop, Kelly Northrop and Caleb Northrop; three sisters: Marilyn (Larry) Kelly of Sturgis, Linda (Dan) Samrau of Warren and Karen (Bruce) Kane of Shipshewana, Indiana; one brother: John (Rebecca) Pueschel of Sturgis extended family: David (Laurie) Northrop of Sturgis and Jack (Ashley) Barnell of Bristol, Indiana and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 P.M. Friday, March 16th at the Radiant Life Church 907 N. Nottawa St. in Sturgis. Funeral services celebrating the life of David J. Pueschel will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday at the church. Pastors Ryan Bibb and Kurt Stevens will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis. Funeral services are being delayed to allow family time for travel.
The Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331 is entrusted with the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers David’s wishes were memorial donations in his memory be directed to the Radiant Life Expansion Project, 907 N. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Friday

16

Mar

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Radiant Life Church

907 N. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

Visitation

Friday

16

Mar

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Radiant Life Church

907 N. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

Service

Saturday

17

Mar

10:30 AM
Radiant Life Church

907 N. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Lawn Cemetery

300 E. South Street
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

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