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David James Tozer

July 1, 1964 — January 28, 2023


David James Tozer

David James Tozer, 58, of Fishers, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Grand Brook Memory Care of Fishers. He was born on July 1, 1964 to the late Rev. Dr. James and Vivian (Cooper) Tozer in Lafayette, Indiana.

David graduated from West Lafayette Senior High School in 1982. As a boy, he enjoyed spending summers at the family cottage on Glen Lake in Michigan. David's first jobs included dishwasher and stock boy in Glen Arbor, Michigan. He also had very fond memories of working with the stadium grounds crew and selling sodas at Purdue Football games.

After high school, David attended Purdue University, graduating in 1987 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. His college experience included a three-semester co-op in Muncie, Indiana working at a transmission plant.

David's first job out of college was with ITW Ransburg, where he worked for three years traveling across the country as an Electrostatic Finishing Engineer. In 1991, he began working for Endress & Hauser as an Instrument Engineer, providing technical support to the sales team across the country.

In 1996, David found his professional home with Cornerstone Controls. He spent his first three years doing customer installation support. From there, David moved to the engineering department working on hardware design for process control systems, specializing in legacy control system retro-fit designs for implementation. David enjoyed a rewarding 21-year career with Cornerstone, leaving in 2017 due to the onset of a long-term disability. 

David was very active and had many hobbies and activities; photography; a spring/fall camping group; competitive mountain biking, racing and training; kayaking around the Manitou Islands; racing cars; music; and competition water skiing. He was a member of the Hoosier Mountain Bike Association and enjoyed working on his 1991 Lincoln Mark VII, 1978 Toyota FJ, and 1992 Nissan 300ZX.  In every endeavor, David befriended himself to all those around him.

David is survived by his sister, Lynn (Bob) Frederick; nieces, Laura Frederick, Rebekah (Davis) Grimes, and Anna Frederick; and his beloved Great Dane, Luther.

His family especially recognizes the support of his friends, caregivers, and other professionals over the past several months.  They have each expressed their love and honor for him that gave him hope and encouragement.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, with services at 11:00 am, on Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Randall & Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road, in Fishers. Burial will follow at 2:30 pm at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens in West Lafayette.

Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 8430 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631 (


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