Hudson – Dixie Darlene Spitler, 83 of Hudson died Friday January 10, 2020 at her home in Hudson with her family at her side She was born October 18, 1936 in Marion, IN. Her father was Clayton Noah Adkins and her mother was Edna Elizabeth (Schultz) (Adkins) Nimtz. Dixie was a Homemaker and also worked at Dana Corporation in Auburn. A very important part of her life was her church and her church family, Mount Zion United Methodist Church, Pleasant Lake. She was an avid bowler and made many many friends bowling in leagues in Auburn, Garrett and Angola. She enjoyed bowling so much that when she had issues from carpel tunnel in her right hand and wrist she switched and became a left handed bowler. Dixie was married 3 times, Martin Endsley, Earl Gardner and the love of her life, Bruce Spitler who passed away in 2012. Surviving are 6 children, Randy Endsley and his wife Colleen of New Berlin, Wis, Diana Emenhiser and her husband Jeff of Garrett, Sherry Endsley of Garrett, Susan Endsley of Auburn, Rick Endsley of Auburn, Laura Gilmore and her husband Marcus of Coldwater and Larry Sollars whom she raised; 19 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son Dan Endsley a sister, Barbara Adkins and 3 brothers, Delmar Adkins, Charles “Chub” Adkins and Clayton “Pete” Adkins. Services will be 1 PM Wednesday January 15, 2020 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church, 3365 S Golden Lake Road, Pleasant Lake, IN 46779. Rev Tamara Gerber will officiate and burial will follow the service in Mount Zion Cemetery. Calling is 3 hours prior to the service Wednesday from 10 to 1 at the church. Preferred memorials are to Mount Zion united Methodist Church. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.
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