OBITUARY

Joan C. Dixon

March 27, 1942May 15, 2018

Joan C. Dixon, 76, of Rockford, passed away peacefully, Tuesday morning, May 15, 2018 at Presence Saint Anne’s. She was born March 27, 1942 in Genoa, IL, the daughter of John and Freida (Lackner) Gahl. Joan married the love of her life, Jim Dixon on June 17, 1967. She retired from Barber Coleman as an administrative assistant. Joan was a faithful member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Rockford. She enjoyed golfing, bowling and playing in card club with her neighbors. Joan loved to travel to Las Vegas with Jim. Her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews will fondly remember their Aunt Joan for teaching them how to swim in her pool. Joan is loved and missed by her brother, Harvey (Verna) Gahl, nieces and nephews, Cindy Lundberg, Marlene (Steve) McDonald, Rick (Gina) Koch, Cheryl (Dave) Cravens, and John (Jodi Lorain) Gordon,Wayne Gahl, Keith (Nicky) Gahl, Julie Gahl, Andra (Dan) Nagle, Gary (Sue) Pinne, Donne (Zeke) Pinne, Karen Laffoon; as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jim, sisters, Arlene Litwiller, and Evelyn Pinne, nephew, Russell Lundberg, Bob Laffoon, and her furry dedicated companion, Smokey. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 25, 2018 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL 61115. A visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m., until the time of service. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. To share a condolence, please visit www.Sunsetfhmemgardens.com.

  • FAMILY

  • John Gahl, Father
  • Freida Gahl, Mother
  • Harvey Gahl, Brother
  • Evelyn Pinne, Sister
  • Arlene Litwiller, Sister
  • Joan is survived by her nieces and nephews, Cindy Lundberg, Marlene (Steve) McDonald, Rick (Gina) Koch, Cheryl (Dave) Cravens, and John (Jodi Lorain) Gordon,Wayne Gahl, Keith (Nicky) Gahl, Julie Gahl, Andra (Dan) Nagle, Gary (Sue) Pinne, Donne (Zeke) Pinne, Karen Laffoon; as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jim, sisters, Arlene Litwiller, and Evelyn Pinne, nephew, Russell Lundberg, Bob Laffoon and her furry dedicated companion, Smokey.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Rick Koch
  • John Gordon
  • Steve McDonald
  • Daniel Lundberg
  • Craig McDonald
  • Matthew McDonald

Services

  • Visitation Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 25, 2018
  • Burial Friday, May 25, 2018
REMEMBERING

Joan C. Dixon

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April Merkle - Johnson

May 23, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear of Joan's passing. Its been over 35 years since I lived in Rockford & even longer since I played ball with Joan as our coach. But I have never forgotten her! She was a great coach & boy could she pitch!! And the pool party at the end of the season at their home was a blast! What a great lady!
Sorry for your loss & my hugs & prayers to her family.

FROM THE FAMILY