Michael S. Wixon

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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.

10 comments on “Michael S. Wixon”

  1. Dave & Karen Koronka

    Mike you will be sorely missed!! We looked forward to your call on Veteran’s Day to touch base with the old propane guy. Rest in peace old friend.

  2. Love you Mike, you will be missed. My heart goes out to the family, I love you all. Until we meet again Mike, God bless you.
    Jeanne Jo

  3. Sharon and Greg Techel

    Dear Cortnee, Matt and girls, we are so sorry for your loss. Your dad was always so nice and shared a friendly smile whenever I saw him and I always had great visits when we had time to chat. He was so proud of all of you. I will surely miss him very much.
    Our deepest sympathy,

  4. My condolences to all of Mikes family. He was a kind and happy person and will be missed by many. I am so sorry for your loss.

  5. Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your family for the loss of your father and brother.

  6. Our heartfelt sympathy to Jeff and the rest of the family on his brother’s passing. May you all be comforted knowing he rests in peace in the arms of our heavenly Father.

    Jim and Barbara Kurbel

  7. I was sadden to hear of Mike’s passing. I got to know Mike while working with him at Johnson’s Propane. Mike never seemed to let anything get him down, and if you were down he was there flashing his grin, telling you tomorrow is a different day. Mike and his family will be in our prayers.

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