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Dan William Nixon

July 23, 1959 June 28, 2020
Dan William Nixon
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Dan William Nixon
After 19 days of giving the greatest fight of his life, Dan William Nixon, 60, of Huntington Township passed away June 28, 2020.
Dan was born July 23, 1959 in Elyria, Ohio. He was the son of Dan and Darrell Nixon, and the namesake of his father and Uncle Bill. He was a 1977 graduate of Elyria High School, and persued a career in Welding and Fabrication at the Lorain County JVS. He worked 16 years for the Invacare Corporation, and over 20 years for the Lorain Tubular/US Steel Corporation. He retired from US Steel in 2015. Post-retirement he was a driver for Denes Concrete, truck #56.
Dan married his wife, Cathy (Cazeau) NIxon, in 2004 on her 39th birthday. They shared nearly 20 years together, and blended their families and five children: Paul Nixon, Amanda (Brandon) Brown, Stephanie (Joe) Parola, Sarah (Joey) O'Keefe, Matthew (Brittany) Combs. He proudly walked all three daughters down the aisle on their wedding days, and was "The Best Papa" to six grandchildren: Jordyn, Sydney, Rory, Ashlyn, Alaina, and Abel.
Dan was loyal to his family and friends, and honest to a fault. He loved so many, and so much! He was fond of country music, western movies, watching all Cleveland sports teams, making hay with his John Deere, banana malts, Phil's Spaghetti House, long country drives, and family gatherings. He also enjoyed hunting with the guys, attending gun shows with his dad, and golfing with his best friend, his son Paul.
Dan's love of animals provided him many hobbies. Dutch rabbits were his favorite, and so was the company he shared with them: Larry and Carol Nixon, and John and Kathy Marcum. He strived to attain the Standards of Perfection, and in 2004 he won the National Dutch Show. He and his wife owned Wildcat Stables, which was named after his horse I'm A Lil Wildcat ("Cat"). In 2007 he took a trip down to Mississippi with Matt Combs, and Stacy and Abe Little, to ride "Cat" in The Eastern National Finals. He will be missed by his horses, his German Shepherds, Zeus & Apollo, and his little lap dog, Nick!
Dan is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren; his father, Dan (Jeanne) NIxon; forever "Big Brother" to Terri (Jay) Loesch, and Patty Nixon; "Uncle Danny" to: Lindsey, Stephen, Corey, Tyler and Perrin; step-sisters: Jenny (Thom) Lorbach, Missy (John) Brown, Rebecca Bowen, Kearsten (Bradley) Stevanus, and Jessica Basinski; his in-laws, Jack and Marsha Dean; sister-in-law Cynthia Davis; brothers-in-law, Jack (Michelle) Carrigan and Clay (Cheryl) Dean; and special friend, Trevor Simpson (Jordyn's father). He will be forever remembered by many other family members and friends! He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Oliver and Dorthy Cook, Hartzel and Thelma Nixon; and his beloved mother, Darrell (Cook) Nixon.
On his 61st birthday, July 23, 2020, he will be interred at The Ohio Western Reserve Cemetary, in Seville, Ohio. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services for the immediate family will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Angel Haven Horse Rescue Inc., 13297 Durkee Road, Grafton, Ohio 44044. Arrangements entrusted to Laubenthal - Mercado Funeral Home of Elyria.
While our hearts are broken, and it's hard to imagine our lives without him, we will be ok!
Love You More... My Danny Boy!

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Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery Final Resting Place

10175 Rawiga Rd.
Rittman, OH 44270

10175 Rawiga Rd. Rittman 44270 OH
United States

Memorial Contribution

Angel Haven Horse Rescue Inc., 13297 Durkee Rd. Grafton, OH. 44044

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