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Donald Dixon

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Donald Dixon

Madison, SD - Donald Dixon, age 79, died at Sanford University Medical Center in Sioux Falls on April 10, 2016 of complications of cancer.

He was born at Arlington, SD on December 3, 1936 to Clifford "Bubby" and Hazel (Dahl) Dixon. He married Joy Eisenbies at Madison on April 4, 1959.

He is survived by his wife - Joy of Madison, two sons - Larry of Ramona, SD and Tim (Crystal) of Mitchell, four daughters - Sharla (David) Fedeler, Donna (Gary) Johnson and Amy (Steve) Williams, all of Madison and Linda (David) Brynjulson of Hartford, SD, 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, two sisters - Glynis (Al) Kock of Wentworth and Lori (Mike) Schultz of Brooklyn Center, MN and special friend - Mary Ellen Flatten of Colman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at St Thomas Aquinas Church with Rev DeWayne Kayser officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery.

He grew up in Arlington. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1954 and was honorably discharged in 1957. He then served in the Marine Corps Reserve until 1962. He worked various jobs and as a rural mail carrier for 20 years.

He was a member of the American Legion, Boots and Saddle Club and Snow Roamers. He enjoyed horses, attending many horse shows and rodeos. He also was an avid race car fan.

There will be a parish scripture service at 7:00 PM on Wednesday at Weiland Funeral Chapel, which is in charge of the arrangements.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Apr. 12, 2016
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