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Dean Arthur Hixenbaugh
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Birth: Dec. 12, 1951
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1963
Lucas County
Iowa, USA

Son of Joseph Ellsworth "Joe" Hixenbaugh and Patsy Smith


Chariton, Iowa
Thursday, July 4, 1963


Dean Hixenbaugh, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hixenbaugh of Chariton, drowned Sunday afternoon at the Lake View Golf and Country Club west of Chariton.

The boy was swimming off a dock in front of the Jay Threlkeld cabin when he apparently suffered a seizure and went down unnoticed by several companions also in the water at the time. His body was removed from shallow water near the end of the dock by Corwin Stuart, 15, son of Justice and Mrs. W. C. Stuart of Chariton.

The Chariton Volunteer Fire Department rescue squad was summoned to the lake but was unable to revive the youth.

A number of cabin owners, including the Hixenbaughs and guests, were enjoying water activities when Dean's father noticed the youngster was missing and asked the young friends at the dock to begin a search in the water.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Beardsley-Fielding Funeral Home. The Rev. John Orange officiated, with interment at the Chariton cemetery.

The youngster was active in Little League baseball this summer and had been in Cub and Boy Scout troops.

Surviving, in addition to his parents are four brothers: Charles, 8; Richard, 9; Greg, 13; and David, 14. Also surviving are his grandmother, Mrs. D. L. Smith of Chariton, and his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hixenbaugh of Centerville.
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  Joseph Ellsworth Hixenbaugh (1922 - 1991)
  Patsy Smith Hixenbaugh (1925 - 1991)
Chariton Cemetery
Lucas County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Section G Row 5 N-S Grave 8
Created by: Skip
Record added: Sep 29, 2010
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Dean Arthur Hixenbaugh
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Dean Arthur Hixenbaugh
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 Added: Sep. 22, 2016

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