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James David Dixon

James David Dixon age 75 of Moline passed away November 18, 2021 at Jane Phillips Medical Center.

 

Jim was born in Winfield on April 4, 1946 to Carlton and Margaret (McGinley) Dixon. Jim was raised on a farm Southwest of Moline just across the way from his grandparents. Jim wore a path out between his home and theirs. He attended and graduated from Moline with the class of ’64, he was a true hornet white and blue. After graduation Jim joined the United States Army National Guard where he served until his honorable discharge and returned home, he joined the American Legion where he has been a member for 31 years. He continued his education at Independence Community College and Emporia State University. Jim was blessed with two daughters and a son and he took great pride raising them on the farm. He loved the land; fishing, hunting, and being at the lake. He taught countless kids how to ski during the summer. Jim met each morning with zest, he believed to get up and get with it he just loved living his life. Jim was never scared of work; he owned Dixon Oil and Drilling and raised cattle. As much as he liked working, he also looked forward to the sunset because it meant quittin time and he enjoyed many a sunset with a cold beer. Jim was united to Robin Berntsen on his grandparent's anniversary June 30, 2006 Jim loved God and country and he believed in the golden rule. He supported the 4-H, the Drillers baseball team, and the Rodeo. 

 

Jim’s memories will live on with his wife Robin, son Curtis Dixon, daughters; Kristy Hanks and Julia Fechter her husband Richard, his brother and best friend Mike Dixon his wife Cindy, grandchildren; Rocky Hanks, Wyatt and Peyton Fechter.

 

He now rests with his parents Carlton and Margaret and grandparents Julia and Curtis Dixon.

 

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 10:00am at the Moline Methodist Church. Interment will follow at the Moline Cemetery. The family suggests memorials be made payable to the Moline Alumni or the Elk County Rodeo Association. To share a memory or to leave the family a message of condolence, please visit www.fordwulfbrunschapel.com

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