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Gary F. Nixon, age 75, of Clinton, passed away Thursday, June 29, 2017 at his home. A Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. on Monday, July 3, 2017 at Prince of Peace Parish. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 6:00 P.M. Sunday at the Pape Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery.

Gary was born in Clinton on October 27, 1941, the son of Ervin and Virginia (Young) Nixon. He graduated from St. Marys High School in 1960 and attended the University of Iowa. He served with the U.S. Navy in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War. Gary met Colleen Murphy while singing in the choir at St. Marys Church and married her on June 1, 1984 at St. Marys. Gary had been a meat cutter at several different grocery stores. He was later employed for over 20 years at E.I. DuPont. He was a member of Prince of Peace Church and the Knights of Columbus. Gary enjoyed chatting with old friends over good coffee. He was an avid newspaper reader and appreciated all types of music. He liked taking neighborhood walks with the family dog, Sunshine, and following the Clinton Lumberkings.

Gary is survived by his wife Colleen; a daughter, Bridget (fiancé Steve Konrady) Nixon of Des Moines; two sisters, Juleen Barrows of Camanche and Therese (Roger) Shaw of Clinton; a brother, Michael (Sydney) Nixon of Clinton and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kathleen Armstrong.
Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.
Published on June 30, 2017
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