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Duane Allen Dixon
June 18, 1946 ~ November 1, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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West Des Moines, Duane Allen Dixon died at home with his wife at his side on November 1, 2023. Duane was an only child born in Centerville, Iowa, to Max and Vera Mae Mitchell Dixon on June 18, 1946. He was an inquisitive child who due to hearing problems that started when he was very young missed out on a lot of things others absorbed normally. As a young adult he was able to have cochlear implants which were a great help to him.
Duane graduated from Centerville High School and then attended a trade school for welding. His father had a welding shop in Centerville and after finishing trade school he worked with him. Unfortunately, Max met with a fatal accident when a gas tank he was mending blew up and he had burns over about 80% of his body. After a few days he was transferred from the Centerville Hospital to Iowa Methodist Hospital where he died in 1968. Duane eventually went to work for Housby Mack Trucks for about 15 years. After trying a couple of other jobs, he started Ad-Mor Remodelers, Inc in Des Moines, Ia., until his hearing disability made it difficult for him to continue working and he retired with disability.
On July 4, 1975, he married Fredrika (Rikki) Johnson Stanley at the Northwest Community of Christ Church. With the marriage came two children, Jennifer and Michael, whom he adopted. The family grew with the births of 8 grandchildren, Evan, Sydney, Elizabeth, Savannah, Christopher, Joshua, Vincent and Maxwell. The addition of 2 great-grandsons, Amari and Michael Wayne was a delight to him. Other survivors include aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. He was predeceased in death by his parents, aunts, uncles and cousins.
In Lieu of flowers the family would appreciate a donation to the Northwest Community of Christ Church.
Services will be at 10:00 on Wednesday, November 8 at the Northwest Community of Christ Church, 3003 62nd St. with a luncheon to follow in the basement. Graveside services will be in Chariton, Iowa, at the Chariton Cemetery.