John Douglas Dixon, age 95 of Plymouth, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. He was born July 29, 1924 in Montrose, the youngest child of James Darrow and Evelyn Johanna (Wandersee) Dixon.
He was baptized on November 30, 1925 and confirmed on August 8, 1937 at Cross Lutheran Church in Rockford.
John graduated from Buffalo High School in 1941. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and his Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri in Columbia.
On August 26, 1949, John Douglas Dixon and Ruth Hildegard Mielke were united in marriage at Cross Lutheran Church in Rockford.
John was an electrical engineering professor at UND in Grand Forks for 35+ years until his retirement in the late 1980s. He was also past Department Chairman and ambassador for the Electrical Engineering program at UND.
John was a member of the P.o.L.K.of.A Group and past royalty with Ruth, and past Board Member and Sunday School Director at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Grand Forks.
John was very strong and active in his faith and was a faithful member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Plymouth.
John enjoyed Polka dancing, and he especially enjoyed meeting people and socializing and laughing with them. He loved teaching and his students.
John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who was kind and generous to all. He was a conscientious and peaceful man.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James and Evelyn Dixon; older siblings, Donald, Clifford, Kenneth, Aaron, Eloise Lieder; and granddaughter, Ramona Zeman.
John is survived by his loving wife, Ruth Dixon; children, Rita Zeman (Bryan Striemer), Ron Dixon (Patti Haase), Jeff (Barb) Dixon, Janice Dixon; grandchildren, Renee (Tim), Joe, Sam, Luke; great-grandson, Harrison; sisters-in-law, Hertha Dixon, Joanne Rogers, Irene Thompson, Judy Mielke; and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM, with a prayer service at 6:00 PM, at The Peterson Chapel, 119 Central Ave, Buffalo. Funeral service will be held Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 11:00 AM, with visitation one hour prior, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 5005 NW Blvd, Plymouth. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford.
Serving the family is The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. 763-682-1363. www.thepetersonchapel.com.