August 23, 1931 – Sunday, May 24, 2009
Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church-Pel
Thursday, May 28th
Dixon W. Schmidt, 77 of Buffalo, passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2009 at Park View Care Center in Buffalo. He was born on August 23, 1931 to Walter and Barbara Schmidt in Buffalo Township. Dixon was baptized on October 25, 1931 and confirmed on August 19, 1945 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church-Pelican Lake, rural Buffalo. On June 9, 19 56 he married Ruth Emily Granlund at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran.
Dixon was a 1949 graduate of Buffalo High School . He was a life long farmer and sold maple syrup. At his sawmill he sawed logs into lumber, wood for fuel and sold the sawdust. Dixon served his country in the Army from 1952-1954. Dixon was a life long member of Buffalo American Legion, Post # 270 and Pelican Lake Lutheran Church . He taught Sunday school at church and was the church cemetery sexton. Dixon was also Buffalo Township treasurer for many years. Dixon enjoyed traveling, hunting and fishing. The best times were when he did them all together like hunting in Alaska and Canada and fishing in Florida. He enjoyed talking with people wherever he went.
Dixon is survived by wife, Ruth; children: Joyce (Steve) Dehmer and Bruce Schmidt all of Buffalo, Jean Boughten of Chaska, and Bernard (Kim) Schmidt of Buffalo; Sister, Priscilla (Clarence) Bjorklund. Grandchildren Bridget, Luke, Dixon and Grant Dehmer, Sarah and Becky Boughten; and Taylor, Brooke and Hunter Schmidt; many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and by brothers-in-law: Gordon Elsenpeter and Marlin Sawatzke. Funeral services for Dixon Schmidt will be held on Thursday, May 28th at 11:00 A.M. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church-Pelican Lake. Pastor Stephen Smith will officiate and interment with military rites follows at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery. A visitation will be held on TODAY May 27th from 4-8 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. A Prayer service will be held at 4:30 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Thursday morning, May 28th one hour prior to services at the church. Honorary Casket Bearers will be his nine grandchildren.
Casket Bearers will be Bernard Schmidt, Bruce Schmidt, Jim Kowalke, Bill Kowalke, George Leifert and Darrell Hicks.