Ronald E. Dixon

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Ronald E. Dixon

February 11, 1939 - October 31, 2018

Ronald E. Dixon, 79, of Clinton, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, October 31, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am Monday at Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Clinton, IA. Visitation will be 3-6pm Sunday at Pape Funeral Home, Clinton and from 9:30am until the service time at the church. Burial will be in St. Irenaeus Catholic Cemetery.

Ron was born in Jackson County on February 11, 1939, the son of Herbert and Leota (Gibson) Dixon. He attended the Clinton County country schools and served in the Iowa National Guard. He married Geraldine (Gerry) Pestka on November 19, 1960 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Clinton, IA. He worked at International Paper, retiring after 35 years. He also owned and operated Dixon Repair, working out of his own garage for many years. He was a former president of the Clinton Horsemans Association where he was the Trail Master for the Hauntown Trail Ride for over 35 years .He was also a former member of the Clinton County Sheriffs Patrol. In recent years, he worked for Schmidt Farms. Ron enjoyed riding horses, fishing and especially spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Geraldine (Gerry) Clinton, five children, Terese (David) Larres, Germany, David (Missy) Dixon, Sabula, IA, Sue (Rich) Meyer, Dubuque, IA, Brian Dixon, Davenport, IA and Tim Dixon, Fredricksburg, VA; 4 grandchildren, Lauren Larres, Justin (Emily) Larres, Elise Larres and Joseph Larres; 3 great-grandsons, Jude Denton, Landon and Elijah Larres; 2 sisters, Barb Dixon, North Liberty, IA and Carol Godat, Clinton, IA; 2 sisters-in-law, Karen Dixon, Circleville, OH, and Ruth (Bob) Jost, Clinton, IA; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Richard (Dick) Dixon. Online condolences may be left at The family requests donations to St. Judes Childrens Hospital or the families wishes.
Published on November 1, 2018
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4 posts

Marcia Bauer Duval
Nov 04, 2018
I always remember your brother, loved one for taking the younger ones to school in the cold weather. And we always liked to see his neat cars. We are so sorry for your loss.
Jody Rittmer
Nov 04, 2018
I'm very sorry for your loss of Ron. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!
Kris and Mitch Thielbert
Nov 04, 2018
Very sorry for the passing of Ron. Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire family. 🙏🏻
Sherri & Jeff Steffen
Nov 02, 2018
So sorry to hear of your great loss. Know that our thoughts are with you. Sending lots of hugs to all of you.