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Walter R. Dixon, 86, of Bunker Hill, Ill., died at Christian Hospital Northeast in St. Louis, Mo., on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. He was born March 25, 1936, in Hardin, to Leon John Dixon and Flora Ogal Ingersol Dixon. He married Jessie Singleton on Jan. 12, 1957, in Batchtown. She survives.

He was retired after having been a mechanic for Boeing. Walter was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, farming, wood carving, gardening and landscaping. He had apple and peach orchards. He also raised cattle, horses and hogs.

He is survived by his wife, Jessie Dixon of Bunker Hill; children, Mark (Barb) Dixon of Hudson, Fla., Susan Dixon of Bunker Hill, Carey (Mary) Dixon of Fredericktown, Mo., Sarah (Rolland) Meffert of Shipman, Amy Miles of Brighton; grandchildren, Ian, Reanna, Joshua, Brooke, Jonathan, Robert, Justin, Jessica, Jodie, Joel, Jayme, Jesse, Joseph, Lane, Valerie, Keith, Thomas, Samantha, Wesley; 34 great-grandchildren; sister, Diane (Robert) Behme of Holiday Shores; sisters-in-law, Janice (Larry) Card of Dorsey, Virginia Singleton of Moro; and many nieces and nephews. Walter was preceded in death by his parents; grandchildren, Jennifer, Molly, Daniel; sister, Lois (Stephen) Woelfel, twin sister, Wanda (Vince) Tepen; and brother-in-law, Wayne Singleton.

Funeral services were held Monday, April 4, at the First Congregational Church in Bunker Hill. Burial was at Bunker Hill Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to donor's choice. Condolences may be left online at www. Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill was in charge of arrangements.

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