Mr. David Livingston

Mr. David Livingston died peacefully under hospice care on December 24, 2011, from pneumonia at the age of 97.

Since 1942, David was an active member of First Congregational Church of Rockford. He was also a lifetime member and past master of Rockford Masonic Lodge #246, and a charter member of the Rockford Lions Club. He was an avid golfer winning numerous trophies.

After studies at Central Michigan University and Davenport Institute, David worked in banking all his life. Before his retirement, he served in the county treasurer’s office. He was devoted to his family and to his Lord.

David was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Beryl; his son, Richard; two brothers, a sister, five sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Surviving are his daughter, Margery and the Rev. Hugh Dickinson of Grand Rapids; step-grandchildren, Gretchen (Jeff) Trimble, Craig (Michele McCormick) Dickinson, Michael (Usha McFarling) Dickinson; six step-great-grandchildren; his sister, Estelle in Sun City, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews.

His family would like to thank the staff at St. Ann’s Home for the compassion and loving care that was given to David.

The service for Mr. Livingston was Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Pederson Funeral Home with Pastor Laurel TenHave-Chapman officiating. Interment was in Blythefield Memory Gardens. The Masonic Service was held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the building fund at First Congregational Church of Rockford, 192 E. Bridge St., Rockford, MI 49341, or St. Ann’s Home, 2161 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.

Arrangements were made by Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford.

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