G. Ernest Dixon

Dies Here at 75

 

Rites Will be

Held Thursday

 

   G. Ernest Dixon, 75, a well-known Creston resident, died at the Greater Community hospi- tal here at 7:30 p.m. Monday.  He had been in the hospital for 10 days and had undergone surgery last week.

 

    Funeral services will be held at 33 p. m.  Thursday at the Keating and Beemer funeral home here.   Rev. Francis Crown, pastor of the First Bap- tist church, will officiate.  Bur- ial will be in Graceland ceme- tery.  The American Legion rifle squad will conduct military ser- vices at the graveside.

 

   G. Ernest Dixon was born in Adams county, near Nevinville, Sept. 7, 1885.  He was the son of James W. and Norvella Brent Dixon.  He came to Creston when he was five years old and had made his home here since that time.

 

   He was married at Hot springs, Ark., May 27, 1919, to Daisy A. Polson, who preceded him in death.

 

   Mr. Dixon is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Arlene Usher of Portland, Ore.; a granson and a great grandchild; two sisters, Laura Dixon and Mrs. Myrtle Tillman, both of Creston; and a brother, James Edwin Dixon of Portland, Ore.

 

   Mr. Dixon was a retired Bur- lington railroad conductor.

 

G. Ernest Dixon

Rites Here Today

 

   Funeral services for G. Ernest Dixon, lifetime resident of the Creston community, were held at 3 p. m. today at the Keating and Beemer funeral home here.   Rev. Francis Crown, pastor of the First Baptist church, offic- iated.   Music was by  Mrs. Claud Hart, organist, and Rev. and Mrs. Crown who sang “Be- yound the Sunset”  and  “Under His Wing.”  Casket bearers were Fred Swanson,  Clarence Hen- ry, Ernest Bartle, Oral Nelson, Harry Willey and Everett Pet- tet.  Burial was in Graceland cemetery.

   Mr. Dixon died at the Greater Community hospital here Mon- day evening.  He had undergone surgery a few days earlier.

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   He had a long record of mili- tary service.  He served with company C on the Mexican bor- der in 1916, and also served in World war I and World war II.       He  was  in  the army air corps  in World war I and in the air force in World war II.  He held the rank of  major in the air force.  He also had been a commander of a civilian con-servation corps camp during the 1930s when these camps for unemployed youndg men were operated by the military ser- vices.

   Mr. Dixon as a flier in the army air corps, was a close friend of Charles A. Lindbergh at the time Lindbergh made his famous flight from New York to Paris, France.

    Mr. Dixon had been a long- time active worker in the Re- publican party in Union county and Iowa.

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Submitted by Dawn on August 30, 2003.

 

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