Michael Steven “Mike” Wixon, 62, of Gaylord, Michigan passed away on March 2, 2019 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan. Mike was born February 23, 1957 in Lansing, Michigan to Norman Wixon Jr. and Patricia Wixon.
Mike attended Everett High School in Lansing and graduated in 1975.
Mike was married to Sabara Wixon on June 26, 1982, at Water’s Memorial Park in Waters, Michigan. On October 31, 1985, and February 9,1990, he welcomed his two sons, Matthew Michael Wixon and Nicholas Steven Wixon, into his family with open arms.
Mike worked at Johnson Oil Company for most of his adult life, delivering propane to various residential and commercial locations. He truly enjoyed being on the road, travelling Northern Michigan while at work. One of Mike’s favorite pastimes was watching NASCAR races every Sunday, an activity he shared with family and friends. Mike was an avid woodworker, primarily working with a scroll saw to create intricate designs within wood.
Mike joins his mother and father in heaven. He is survived by two sons, Matt (Cortnee) Wixon and Nick Wixon; his siblings, Joe (Laura) Wixon, Chuck Wixon, Tom (Karen) Wixon, Kathy (Mike) Johnson, Bob (Noreen) Wixon, Julie Wixon, and Jeff Wixon; his grandchildren, Jazlyn Wixon and Brooklyn Wixon, as well as his countless cousins, nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Nelson Funeral Home in Gaylord Michigan.
Mike has surely impacted more lives than we can know, and he will be sorely missed by all.