Warren Dixon, 88

Published 9:47 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Warren Dixon, 88
Aug. 3, 1923 —
Dec. 1, 2011

Warren “W.A.” “Dude” Arthur Dixon, Sr., 88, Cassopolis, died Dec. 1, 2011, at his residence.
He was born Aug. 3, 1923, to Frank and Leona (Trout) Dixon in Mt. Vernon, Ill.  He married Alberta May Williams in Elkhart in 1942. She preceded him in death.  He married Donna Lee Johnson in Elkhart, Ind. She preceded him in death in 2009.
He was also preceded by his parents; three children, June Ann White, John Johnson and Tosha Ann Johnson Black; and four brothers, Paul Dixon, Walter Dixon, Andy Dixon and Leonard Dixon.
W.A. was a World War II veteran who served in the Army from 1943 to 1945 and was involved in WW II campaigns in Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes. Following his discharge in 1948, he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserve. After he retired he started a business repairing tools. He also liked to hunt and fish.
Dude is survived by his children, Robert Dixon of Middlebury, Ind., Paul (Mary) Dixon of Grass Lake, Jerry (Janice) Dixon of Washburn, Ill., Ronald (Kathy) Dixon of Bartow, Fla., Donald “Bubba” Dixon, Amy Marie (Matt) Johnson Ott, Charles Michael Johnson of Elkhart, and Catherine Johnson Price of Goshen; several grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and one sister, Doris Ashley of Cassopolis.
Family and friends gathered Monday, Dec. 5, from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. at Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, 202 North Broadway St., Cassopolis.  Funeral and committal services followed at 1 p.m. at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Mich., with full military honors.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel, Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.  Online condolences may be sent to wagnercares.com.