David W. Wixson, age 78 of Little Canada, passed away November 19, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am December 2, 2021 at Kok Funeral Home 7676 80th Street S., Cottage Grove with Rev. Dan Welch as officiant. Visitation starting at 9:00 am until the time of service.
Serving as urn bearer is his son Tim Wixson. Internment at Cottage Grove Cemetery immediately following service.
David Warren Wixson was born January 26, 1943 at Fairview Hospital in Minneapolis, MN to James and Karma Wixson. He was baptized at age 13 and confirmed in his faith as an adult at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Eagan, MN.
He grew up in Newport, MN with his three sisters. In his younger years Dave developed a love for fast cars and enjoyed drag racing at the Brainerd International Raceway. He started painting at an early age following in his dad’s footsteps. He pursued a career in painting and completed the painting program at St. Paul TVI in 1969. For 40 years he worked as a commercial painter in the metro area as well as doing residential painting. Dave was a longtime member of the St. Paul Painters Union Local 61 until his retirement.
Dave married his first wife Sharon on March 14, 1970. Together they raised their children Tammy and Tim. He enjoyed tinkering on engines and earned his certification to repair small engines and ran a little shop out of his garage. Dave married his current wife MaryJo on March 12, 2004. Together they have six grandchildren. They enjoyed travelling up north where they spent a lot of time fishing. Throughout his lifetime Dave also enjoyed camping, hunting, snowmobiling, four wheeling and boating on the St. Croix River.
Dave is survived by his wife MaryJo; children Tammy (Justin) Martin, Tim (Michelle) Wixson, Dawn Caughey, Adam Caughey, Cynthia (Michael) Notermann; grandchildren Ariel, Alexia, Alexander, Matthew, Addyson, Novella; sisters Lynn (Robert) Brennan, Colleen Forde; brother-in-law David Forde; siblings-in-law Peggy (Dale) Jensen, Linda (Jim) Wehseler, Bruce (Rosanne) Caughey, LuAnn (Dave) Smith, Tom (Debi) Caughey, Tim (Pam) Caughey, Cammy (Dan) Yaunick, Jim Caughey; former spouse Sharon Wixson; nieces, nephews and many other dear relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father James; mother Karma; parents-in-law Norman and Betty Caughey; former parents-in-law Roy and Karen Glasgow; sister Adriel Bredahl; brothers-in-law Mitch Choban, Roger Bredahl; former sister-in-law Donna Dopkins; nephew Michael Peck.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Allina Health Hospice for their wonderful care to Dave and his family during the last few months, as well as a sincere thank you to Open Arms of Minnesota for providing and delivering meals.
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