Louie E. Dixson, 85, died Saturday (Dec. 7, 2002) at the Cambridge Manor.
He was born Dec. 19, 1916, to Thomas H. and Elizabeth Marie (Schroeder) Dixson 14 miles northeast of Cambridge in Frontier County.
On Oct. 21, 1936, he married Thelma I. Campbell in Cambridge. He owned his own trucking company for 20 years. He then went to work for the Burlington Northern Railroad for seven years. On Sept. 13, 1955, he began work for the Kansas Nebraska Gas Company. He worked as a transmission foreman, walking the entire length of the gas line. He retired from the gas company in September of 1982. After retirement, he worked for the Lockenour Furniture Store delivering furniture. He assisted with funerals for Lockenour-Jones Mortuary until 1998.
He was a member of the Congregational Church and the Men's Club of Cambridge.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Edward, Richard and Calvin.
Survivors include his wife, Thelma of Cambridge; daughter, Dixie Lee and husband, Bill Simonton of Englewood, Colo.; two sisters, Eva Burns of Salina, Kan. and Dorothy Max of Kemp, Texas; and one brother, John Dixson of Atwood.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., at the UCC First Congregational Church in Cambridge with the Rev. Dana Keener officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Cambridge.
Memorials may be given in his name to the First Congregational Church of Cambridge.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of arrangements.