A Visitation and Funeral Service Celebrating Dean’s life
Friday Morning, February 25, 2022
Visitation from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Service begins at 11:30 AM
First Baptist Church
1320 Arbor Drive
Decatur, Illinois 62526
Graveside Service and Burial
Military Rites by Macon County Honor Guard
Macon County Memorial Park
Maurice “Dean” Dixson, 91, of Decatur died in his home on Sunday, February 20, 2022 with his family by his side.
Funeral service to celebrate Dean’s life will be 11:30 am Friday, February 25, 2022, at First Baptist Church (1320 Arbor Drive, Decatur, IL., 62526). Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:30 also at the church. Burial will be in Macon County Memorial Park with Military Rites by the Macon County Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church. Tanzyus-Logan Funeral Service and Care is in charge of the arrangements.
Dean was born in Decatur late August of 1930, the son of John D. (a carpenter) and Hazel Gordon Dixson. He graduated from Stephen Decatur High School and studied at Millikin University. Dean served in the U.S. Army and fought in the Korean War attaining the rank of Sgt. (T) 5. He received the Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star, Occupation Medal (Japan) and the United Nations Service Medal. Dean worked as a manager for the Herald & Review Newspaper for 38 years and was the manager of four departments. He was a skilled craftsman of nearly everything and many came to him for advice. He loved traveling, camping, history, playing cards, and carving the main course at family meals. He loved being with people and was considered a favorite because of his wit and fun-loving nature. He never complained about his health and was strong to the very end.
He married Charlotte Long, the love of his life, in May of 1955. They built their own house and were married 66 years. They had two sons, Allen and Stanley Dixson and two daughters, Cathryn Howard and Marilyn Cearlock. Dean was always there for his family and taught them many things. He took them to church every Sunday
He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Ruth Dixson; sons, Allen Dixson and Stanley Dixson; daughters, Cathryn Howard and Marilyn Cearlock; nine grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Ann Galka.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
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