Don M. Dixon Battle Creek Don Marshall Dixon, age 78, entered into Eternal Life on December 17, 2013. He was born January 23, 1935 to Guy C. and Gertrude D. (Delbrook) Dixon in Indianapolis, Indiana. Don was a parishioner of St. Philip Catholic Church and sang in the choir; and a communicant of St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Don was a graduate of DePauw University in Indiana and Nashotah House Seminary in Wisconsin, with degrees in Arts and Theology. He was ordained as an Episcopal Priest and served parishes in Wauwatosa and South Milwaukee, Wisconsin and at St. Thomas in Battle Creek. Following retirement, he was a process server for the Calhoun County Courts. He was known in Battle Creek as a writer of opinions to the Battle Creek Enquirer since 1969. He was an active member of JONAH; former member of NAACP; Neighborhoods, Inc. and the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the South Milwaukee JAYCEES in 1968. He served in the 75mm Anti-aircraft Gun Battalion of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve from 1953 to 1961 stationed in his hometown, Indianapolis, Indiana. He is survived by his former wife, Ione Dixon and the mother of their children; his daughters, Anne and Carol; and his sister, Virginia Dixon of Battle Creek. His body has been willed to the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He will be remembered with a Holy Eucharist at St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Friday, December 27th at Noon. Memorials may be made to St. Thomas Episcopal Church. The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home. www.shawfuneralhome.com
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Dec. 22, 2013