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October 20, 1923 – Friday, December 21, 2012

Service Information
Buffalo Presbyterian Church
Friday, December 28, 2012
1:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Friday, December 28th, 2012
11:00 A.M. until time of Servi

Lorraine “Sis” Emma Dixon, 89, passed away on Friday, December 21, 2012 at the Sunrise Cottages of Buffalo.

Lorraine was born on October 20, 1923, in Franklin Township to Joe and Clara(Kelsey)Matter. She lived there until she married Glenn Dixon on May 22, 1943. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Linda and Kathleen. Glenn and Lorraine lived and farmed in Rockford Township until Glenn’s death in July 2000. Lorraine stayed on the family farm until moving to Lake Ridge Manor in 2004.

Lorraine was a full-time wife and mother until 1969 when she started working in the kitchen at the Retirement Center of Wright County. She worked there for 12 years.

Lorraine enjoyed gardening, playing cards, playing her organ, helping Glenn on the farm, baking cookies and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She took pleasure in caring for her cats, especially her favorite, Rosie. She was also a member of the Wright County Historical Society and charter member of the Rockford Township Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Flynn and Kathy(Herman)Ernst; grandchildren, Carrie(Simon)Almaer, Kelly(Terry)Boyle and Corey(Jenelle)Flynn; great-grandchildren, David and Ryan Almaer, Laura, Luke and Henry Boyle and Madalynn and Emily Flynn; a brother Clem(Jean)Matter; sister-in-law Eva Matter; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Glenn; her parents; her son-in-law, Jerry Flynn; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Alfred(Dutch) and Ethel Matter, Armand(Arnie) and Helen Matter, Leonard(Soup)Matter; sister and brother-in-law, Carola(Toots)and Lloyd Dalbec; her twin sister, Loretta; a great-grandson, James Boyle; nephews Butch, Donnie and Joe Matter; nieces, Janet Krause, Jane Giese, Sharon Stoneburner, and Theresa Ludwig.

Funeral Services will take place on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church with visitation 2 hours prior to the service. Interment will be at the Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford, MN

Arrangements by the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. carol and stan

    linda and cathy, so very sorry to hear of your loss. aunt sis will spend christmas with jesus this year. love, cousin

  2. John & Tammy Creasy

    To the family of Lorraine (who I only knew as Sis),
    My grandma Esther (Dixon) Kjormoe always spoke so highly of Sis. We always enjoyed the Dixon family reunions and I cannot recall a time when Sis was not in the midst with her warm smile and kind words.

    What a special Christmas in Heaven upon the arrival of such a special heart!


  3. Donald & Theresa Hettwer

    You have our condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your families.

  4. Donald & Theresa Hettwer

    You have our condolences on your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families at this time.

  5. Tracy Dixon Davies

    Aunt Sis will be missed. It was always fun to visit with her when we made it home to MN. Our deepest sympathy to the entire family.


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