Robert E. Dixon, 86

Robert E. Dixon, 86, of Wabash, died at 1:46 a.m., Monday, Feb. 15, 2016, at Bickford Cottage in Wabash. 

He was born Dec. 16, 1929, in Liberty Mills, Lloyd  and Laura (Conrad) Dixon.

Robert was a 1948 graduate of Laketon High School.  He was a U.S. Army veteran serving 1951-1953 during Korean War time.  He married Lois A. Graves in Wabash on August 10, 1957; she died September 25, 2012. 

Robert retired from Ford Meter Box in 1992.  He enjoyed woodworking, trap shooting, hunting groundhogs, bird watching, and gardening.  He was also a member of the National Rifle Association. 

He is survived by three children, James (Becky) Dixon of North Manchester, Dawn (Ben) Hornbaker of Fairmount, and Lamar (Tracy) Dixon of Lagro; 11 eleven grandchildren, Daniel Dixon and Beth Dixon, both of Portland, Mark (Rhea) Dixon of Fort Wayne, Dawn Dixon of North Manchester, Susan (Chris) Stage of Baxter, Tenn., Twyla Nelson of Clinton, Sara Richey of Fairmount, Amanda (Tony) Rasmussen of Lagro, Amber (Ian) Kaehr of Wabash, Jasmine (Brandon) Garl of Huntington, and Bradley Dixon of Lagro, and 15 great-grandchildren. 

He was also preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Margie Grube.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19, 2016, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with the Rev. Andrew Stanger and the Rev. Rick Harrison officiating.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Wabash County YMCA.

The memorial guest book for Robert may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Feb 16