Nixon of Dune Acres, IN passed away at the age of 83 in Naples, FL February
27, 2017 of natural causes.
He is survived by
his wife Lois L. Nixon, a sister Marian Schrah of Wayzata, MN, and his five
children by his first wife Judith E. Nixon, of Burlington, VT; Terri Brennan
(Terry) of Grapevine, TX; Cindy Rios (Jim) of West Dundee, IL; Greg Nixon of
Burlington, VT; Becky Nixon of Chicago, IL; Jennifer Mathis (Erik) of
Dedham, MA. He also had two stepsons, Cary Allen (Trang) of Portland, OR,
and Terry Allen (Kim) of Valparaiso, IN. Four grandchildren: Caitlin
Brennan, Greyson Shropshire, Catie Rios and Jake Rios. He is also survived
by a large extended family.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, Jack C. and Rosalind R. Nixon, and his older brother
Bill was born in
Adrian, Michigan, in 1933. His family lived in Wamplers Lake, Brooklyn, MI,
and in South Haven, Michigan, where Bill graduated from Central High School
He graduated from
Western Michigan University in 1955 with a degree in Engineering and was
commissioned as a Quartermaster into the U.S. Army. He served two years at
Fort Lee, VA, and three years in Ansbach, Germany. He was honorably
discharged in 1960.
He worked for the
Trane Co., General Foods Corp and Grand Union, where he rose to senior
management before retiring in 1998. He moved back to South Haven, MI, where
he was elected to the city council. In 2002 he moved to Dune Acres, IN,
where he was involved in the town council and where he resided through his
will be private.