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Lorraine ‘Sis’ Dixon, 89

Lorraine “Sis” Emma Dixon, age 89, of Buffalo, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Sunrise Cottages of Buffalo.

She was born Oct. 20, 1923, in Franklin Township, to Joe and Clara (Kelsey) Matter.

She married Glenn Dixon, May 22, 1943. Their marriage was blessed with two daughters, Linda and Kathleen.

Glenn and Lorraine lived and farmed in Rockford Township until Glenn’s death in July 2000. Lorraine stayed on the family farm until moving to Lake Ridge Manor in 2004.

Lorraine was a full-time wife and mother until 1969, when she started working in the kitchen at the Retirement Center of Wright County. She worked there for 12 years.

Lorraine enjoyed gardening, playing cards, playing her organ, helping Glenn on the farm, baking cookies, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She took pleasure in caring for her cats, especially her favorite, Rosie.

She was a member of the Wright County Historical Society, and a charter member of the Rockford Township Senior Citizens.

Lorraine is survived by her daughters, Linda Flynn and Kathy (Herman) Ernst; grandchildren Carrie (Simon) Almaer, Kelly (Terry) Boyle, and Corey (Jenelle) Flynn; great-grandchildren David and Ryan Almaer, Laura, Luke and Henry Boyle and Madalynn and Emily Flynn; a brother, Clem (Jean) Matter; sister-in-law Eva Matter; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Glenn, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son-in-law, Jerry Flynn; brothers and sisters-in-law Alfred (Dutch) and Ethel Matter, Armand (Arnie) and Helen Matter, and Leonard (Soup) Matter; sister and brother-in-law Carola (Toots) and Lloyd Dalbec; her twin sister, Loretta; a great-grandson, James Boyle; nephews Butch, Donnie, and Joe Matter; and nieces Janet Krause, Jane Giese, Sharon Stoneburner, and Theresa Ludwig.

Funeral services took place Friday, Dec. 28 at 1 p.m. at the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, with visitation two hours prior to the service. Interment followed at the Elmwood Cemetery in Rockford.

Arrangements were by the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo.