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Obituary: Frances J. Dixon

Hancock,

Graveside services for Frances J. Dixon, 84, a resident of Hancock and former Ironwood resident who passed away October 8, 2017, at the UP-Health Portage Hospital will be held 11 am Wednesday, August 1, 2018, in the Riverside Cemetery of Ironwood with Rev. DJ Rasner to officiate.

To view Frances’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.

The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.


Hancock,

Frances J. Dixon, 84, a resident of Hancock and former Ironwood resident passed away Sunday, October 8, 2017, at the UP-Health Portage Hospital following a short illness.

She was born on November 20, 1932, in Rice Lake, WI, a daughter of the late Fred and Reva (Hogeboom) Haechler.  Frances was raised in the Ironwood area and was a graduate of the Ironwood High School with the class of 1951.

In 1952, she was united in marriage to Robert Perl.  The couple resided in the Ironwood area and after 17 years together went their separate ways.  In 1968, she was united in marriage to Jack Dixon, the couple resided in Ironwood and in 1991, Jack preceded Fran in death.

Mrs. Dixon had first managed Bob’s Dairy Bar in Ironwood and then worked as a legal secretary in the Ironwood area until her retirement in 1981.  She moved to make her home in Tucson, AZ until 2015, when she made the Bluff’s Senior Living Community in Houghton her home.

While residing in Ironwood, Frances was a member of Salem Lutheran Church.  She was active with the Grandview Hospital Auxiliary and was chairman of the Red Cross Blood Bank for six years. When she moved to Tucson she was a member of Dove of Peace Lutheran Church.

Also preceding her in death were her great grandson Joshua White, her brother Wayne Hogeboom and a special friend John Willis.

Surviving are:

Her daughter: Debra (John) Vaara of Hancock

Her grandchildren:

Dan Vaara of Hancock

Amy (Travis) VanTighem of DeWitt, MI

Melissa (Christopher) White of Corpus Christi, TX

3 great grandchildren

Her brothers: Fred (Marlene) Haechler of Kent, WA

Don (Sharon) Haechler of Manchester, WA

Several nieces, nephews and cousins

A graveside service for Frances will be held next spring in the Riverside Cemetery of Ironwood.

To view Frances’s obituary or to send condolences to the family please visitwww.memorialchapel.net.

The Memorial Chapel & Plowe Funeral Homes of Hancock are assisting the family with the arrangements.

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