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Madeline L Thiel Bixler
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Birth: Jan. 3, 1935
Upper Sandusky
Wyandot County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 2011
Lake County
Florida, USA

LEESBURG, Fla. -- Madeline L. Bixler of Leesburg, Florida, and formerly of Findlay, Ohio, died Monday, October 24, 2011. She was 76 years old.

Born January 3, 1935, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Gilbert and Gertrude (Burks) Thiel. She married John L. Bixler on January 24, 1953 and he survives.

She is also survived by her son, Jeffrey (Pamela) of Summerfield, Florida; one grandson, Matt (Jessica) Geren of Charleston, SC; and three great-grandchildren.

A 1952 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School, Mrs. Bixler was a cashier at Scheck's Grocery store, and stayed with them as the stores transitioned into Great Scot Super Markets. In 1967 Madeline and John took over Pacey's Farm Market, which later they developed into The Fruit Basket in Findlay, Ohio. They owned the business until it closed in 1992. She worked for Findlay Ford for a short time after that until retiring to Leesburg, Florida.

She was a member of St. Michael's Church, Findlay, Ohio and St. Paul's Church in Leesburg. As well as a beloved wife and mother, Mrs. Bixler was a Cub Scout Leader, member of the Altrusa Club, and a Lady Shriner.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Paul's Church in Leesburg at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Cornerstone Hospice at 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, Florida, 32778.
Family links: 
  Gilbert John Thiel (1905 - 1962)
  Gertrude V Burks Thiel (1904 - 1991)
  Jerry Thiel (1927 - 2011)*
  Madeline L Thiel Bixler (1935 - 2011)
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Jean Quentmeyer
Record added: Jan 21, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103872120


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