Thomas Michael Dixon
Age 61, of Gurnee, IL passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2010 after an eight year battle with colon cancer.
Tom graduated Warren Township High School in 1967 and the University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1971. During his college summers, Tom began his career on a survey crew for the Lake County Division of Transportation and recently retired after thirty-eight years of service as the Director of Administration and Finance; a position Tom truly enjoyed along with the people with whom he worked. His passion though was waterskiing which he did competitively during his younger days and continued to do so recreationally with his wife and children for many years. Tom also enjoyed the outdoors, physical activity, sunshine, motorcycling, reading, tennis, boating, and spending time with his family. Tom was a great husband and father and will be dearly missed.
Survivors include his wife of 25 years, Sue; two children, Ryan and Maren; and two sisters, Susan and Sheila.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas R. and Shirley Dixon of Gurnee.
Friends may celebrate Tom's life on Wednesday, July 28, 2010 from 4:00 7:00p at the Gurnee Community Church, 4555 Old Grand Ave., Gurnee, IL 60031 with the Service beginning at 7:00p with Pastor Chris Stephens officiating. Interment will be private.
Donations may be made in Tom's memory to the Safe Harbor Humane Society, 7811 60th Ave., Kenosha, WI., 53142.
Arrangements under the care of the GURNEE FUNERAL HOME, 4190 Old Grand Avenue, Gurnee, IL. Please be sure to sign the on-line guest register book at www.gurneefuneralhome.com. |
Published in News Sun from July 27 to July 28, 2010