|Birth: ||Sep. 30, 1921|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 2009|
MARCUS, Iowa -- Jake E. Dixson, Sr., 88, of Marcus passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee, Iowa.
Services were 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Grace United Methodist Chrch in Marcus, with the Rev. Robert Blair officiating. Interment will be in the Marcus-Amherst Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the F.I. Goodburn Post 517.
Jake Edward Dixson, Sr., the son of Alma A. (Kullander) and Jacob W. Dixson, was born in Paullina, Iowa, on Sept. 30, 1921. At an early age, his family relocated to Marcus. Jake graduated from Marcus High School in 1939. Jake entered into active duty in the U.S. Navy on April 17, 1941, from Sioux City. He served as an aviation machinist during World War II on the navy ship, the USS Bennington. Chief Petty Officer Dixson, was honorably discharged from his military duties on April 14, 1947, from the U.S. Naval Receiving Station in Washington D.C.
Jake was united in marriage to Bernice Ruth Harman on Jan. 8, 1953, in Cherokee, Iowa. They became the proud and busy parents of six children.
Many in the Marcus area will recall Jake as the owner of the Standard and Phillips 66 gas stations for approximately 25 years. He later sold the stations and engaged in farming for the remainder of his working days, retiring in 1986.
Jake was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Marcus, the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Cherokee, and a member of the USS Bennington Association. Some of Jake's favorite hobbies and leisure activities included traveling, discussing world events, politics and agriculture, fishing, vegetable gardening, tinkering in his machine shed, reading, attending Navy reunions and celebrating the 4th of July. He valued education and the opportunity to further one's education, and was known as a remarkable problem solver, especially with math and chemistry equations. Jake loved spoiling his 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and treasured "being Grandpa Jake!" He was often teasing and mischievous and had a wonderful sense of humor.
Jake is survived by his wife, Bernice Dixson of Marcus; his six children, Jake (Genelle) Dixson, Jr. of Sioux City, John (Mary) Dixson of Newell, S.D., Jay (Brenda) Dixson of Ottumwa, Iowa, JoAnne (Joe) Ramsey of Moline, Ill., Janet (Jim) Schroeder of Remsen, Iowa, and Jim (Brenda) Dixson of Marcus; his sister, Jewell Ingwersen of Granada Hills, Calif.; his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.
Preceding Jake in death are his parents, Jacob and Alma Dixson; his brother, LeRoy Dixson; and his six sisters, Mabel Quall, Melva Grage, Marion George, Belva Dorr, Darlene Lindahl and Delores Juhl.
James LeRoy Dixson (1964 - 2012)*
Created by: Conley Wolterman
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
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