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August 18, 1929 – Friday, January 28, 2011

Service Information
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Gre
Monday, January 31, 2011
2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information

Robert E. “Bud” Dixon, age 81, of Hanover passed away on Friday morning, January 28th, 2011 at Regency Hospital in Golden Valley.

He was born on August 18, 1929 in Buffalo the son of Robert L. and Alma Peikert Dixon of Hanover. Bud grew up in Hanover and lived their all of his life.

Bud was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover.

He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1947. Bud honorably served his Country in The United States Army from July of 1950 to May of 1954 serving in Korea. Bud went to Dunwoody Institute to study mathematics for Highway surveyors & engineering in 1958.

On June 16, 1956, Robert E. Dixon married Darlene Ann Reich at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield.

He was a faithful member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hanover and later joined Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Bud was a fireman on The Hanover Fire Department for twenty eight years. For many years he was a 4-H leader, shop instructor for twelve years, secretary for Lions Club in Hanover, a Hanover Councilman, held many church offices, Indian Guide leader for four years and a policeman for Hanover for ten years.
He belonged to The Hanover Athletic Club for many years. Bud also was a member of The St. Michael American Legion Post #577.

Bud was employed with Mn Dot The Minnesota Highway Department for forty years and retired in 1998.

He loved to garden, fish and spend time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandson.

Survived by loving wife: Darlene; children: Melodie Dixon, Michele Dixon, Mary (Mike) Lubinski and Mark Dixon; grandchildren; Ross, Jay and Tia Lubinski and Ashley Krecklau; great grandson: Kashton Krecklau; sisters: Darlene (Norman) Dehmer, Maxine Ladda, Janice Anselment and Gloria (Weldon) Ebert; a brother: Walter “Butch” (Nealie) Dixon; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by parents: Robert L. & Alma Dixon and by his father-in-law & mother-in-law: Herman & Viola Reich.

Funeral services for Bud Dixon will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 31st at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield. Pastor Dennis Strong, Pastor Terry Reich and Pastor Dan Reich will officiate.

Organist for the funeral service will be Jan Nelson and the soloist will be Susie Reich.

A Visitation will be held on Sunday, January 30th at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home from 3-7 P.M. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Sunday evening.

Further visitation will be held at the church on Monday one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers will be Ross Lubinski, Jay Lubinski, Mark Ladda, Brad Ebert, Doug Reich and Mike Reich.

The Peterson Chapel – St. Michael-Albertville, is proud to have served the family.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jennine Moran

    So sorry to hear about Bud. We all (staff and patients alike) miss him here at Buffalo Dialysis. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you at this difficult time.

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  2. Jodi Schleicher

    Bud, you will be remembered forever. Your story telling, your cigar hanging out of your mouth, us swapping tales of surveying outside and MNDOTS budget. I will remember your beautiful smile, you hiding easter eggs for the kids egg hunt and hiding them a bit too well. You or Mark found some of those eggs a year later… lol. You are in a place now that has no pain. Sorry I didn’t come and see you, I really meant to. YOU’RE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, MARY AND your family too!!
    Love you, Jodi

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  3. Sandy Taylor

    My prayers go out to your family. I went to school with Michelle and knew your dad well. He was so funny and just a very nice man. God bless you all at this time.

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  4.  Brad A. Ebert and family

    You’ll live in our hearts forever.

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  5. Pastor & Judy Davidson

    We rejoice to know that dear “Bud” is with his Lord in heaven and out of this world of sorrow and sickness. Bud was one of a kind. He was a faithful member at Salem. He would do anything for another.

    I went on a few fishing trips with him to northern Minnesota. He always had something to say and kept the conversation interesting. He loved fishing and it was fun to be with him. Our hearts go out to Darlene and the entire Dixon family. May the comfort of Christ’s promises give you the reassurance of rejoining Bud in heaven one day. Blessed be his memory!

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  6. John and Maryann Magnussen

    I am very sorry to hear of Buddy’s passing. I was in the Lion’s with Buddy and remember him well, very nice guy. My condolences to the entire family.
    John and Maryann Magnussen

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  7. Myrna Bratsch

    Michele, I’m not sure that you will remember me, but I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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