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January 30, 1929 – February 6, 2022

Ruth H. Dixon, age 93, of Plymouth passed on Sunday, February 6, 2022.

She was born on January 30, 1929 in Maple Plain, MN the oldest daughter of Herman A. & Cora (Becker) Mielke.

Ruth graduated from Rockford High School in 1946 as the Valedictorian of her class.  After high school, Ruth worked as a bookkeeper in downtown Minneapolis before marrying John D. Dixon on August 26, 1949 at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford.   God blessed their marriage with four children.

Their love for dancing started at the beginning of their relationship and carried them well into their 90’s.

Along with being a “Household Engineer” in Grand Forks, ND, Ruth served as President of both Engineering Wives group at UND and LWML at Redeemer Lutheran Church.  She also sewed throughout her life; making much of her own wardrobe, as well as polka dance outfits for herself, John and other dance friends.  Ruth also did occasional quilting for her church, both at Redeemer in Grand Forks, ND and at Beautiful Savior in Plymouth, MN.

Survived by her children: Rita Zeman (Bryan Striemer), Ron Dixon (Patty Haase), Jeff (Barb) Dixon and Janice Dixon; grandchildren: Renee (Tim), Joe, Sam and Luke; great grandson: Harrison; sister:  Irene Thompson; sisters-in-law: Judy Mielke and Hertha Dixon; several cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceded in death by her loving and devoted husband John D. Dixon on November 17, 2019, a granddaughter Ramona Zeman, her parents Herman and Cora Mielke and siblings Arthur Mielke and Joanne (Pat) Rogers.

Funeral services for Ruth Dixon will be held on Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 17th one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Casket Bearers will be Ron Dixon, Jeff Dixon, Joe Dixon, Sam Dixon, Luke Dixon, Tim Rudolph and Bryan Striemer.

Memorials are suggested for Po.L.K. of A.

Masks are strongly recommended.



4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Betty McAlpine

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I always enjoyed visiting with John and Ruth at the get togethers at the McAlpine’s. George and I loved to see them dance and always smiling. I am in Florida and will not be able to attend the service. Betty McAlpine

  2. Irene Thompson

    My thoughts and prayers with you now and always

  3. Debi Nielsen

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Ruth and John were regular attendees at the Rockford All-School Class Reunions and they always looked forward to having their pictures taken by me. They were such a happy couple! They are together dancing and having a wonderful time! R.I.P. Both are missed!

  4. Shari and Mark Petersen

    Ruth and John had such a passion for life and also their love for each other. It is comforting to know that they are dancing in heaven together. Our prayers are with the family.


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