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William D. Fixsen

April 30, 1934 July 29, 2010
William D. Fixsen
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Peoria- William D. Fixsen, 76, of Peoria, died on Thursday, July 29, 2010 at his residence. Born April 30, 1934 in Kanorado, Kansas to Fred and Bertha Darnauer Fixsen, he married June Melody on August 6, 1960, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Chula Vista, C.A. She survives, along with one son: Fr. Patrick Fixsen of Normal, Il., two sisters: Jeri Schmid of Lakeside, CA., and Marilyn (James) Lohay of Oakhurst, CA. Four brothers: Gayle (Ruth) Fixsen of Twin Falls, Idaho, Richard (Paddy) Fixsen of Hemet, CA, Dr. Dean (Karen) Fixsen of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Dennis Fixsen of Springfield, MO. William worked as a Project Manager and Chief Estimator in the construction industry in the San Diego area. In 1978, he owned and operated the Astra Flooring Co. in San Diego until 2001. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1957 with a Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Peoria, and Mt. Hawley Country Club. He loved to golf, and played with the Squires on Wednesdays at Mt. Hawley. He was also a member of the Associated General Contractors of San Diego, and the Sigma Tau Society. He served for the U.S. Public Health Service as well. A Funeral Mass will be on Friday, 11 a.m. at his church, with his son, Fr. Patrick Fixsen and Fr. Timothy Nolan officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. at the church prior to the mass. Graveside services will follow. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Catholic School, 10811 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61615. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.

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