Dixon Lee Esary, 65, of Fergus Falls, died on Wednesday June 23, 2021 at his home with his family.
Dixon was born on April 6, 1956 to Ronald and Barbara (Moore) Esary in Burlington, Washington. He attended Underwood High School, which he graduated in 1974. After high school, he attended MSCTC Fergus Falls and earned his AA degree in architectural design in 1979. He was a member of the US Army for three years and served in South Korea for one year.
On May 27, 1978, Dixon married Barbara Pederson in Underwood.
From 1980 to 1988 he was an architect for CAPP Homes in Colorado Springs. He then headed wood storage facilities in Wadena and Aitkin. Dixon spent 43 years as a designer at Stenerson Lumber, ProBuild and Lakeside Lumber. He retired in 2018.
Dixon attended the Church of the Nazarene in Fergus Falls. He was an avid nature lover, he loved fishing, duck, turkey and deer hunting. His greatest love was perch fishing, where he won many tournaments.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ronald and Barbara Esary; Sister Shirley Gebhardt and father-in-law Verdelle Pederson.
Dixon leaves behind his wife, Barbara A. Esary of Fergus Falls; his children and grandchildren, Samuel Esary, Mack and Lyndsi and Jamie Esary, Bella and Parker all from Fergus Falls; his siblings Tim (Kendi) Esary from Vancouver, Washington, Bill (Susan) Esary from Sedro-Woolley, Washington, Sherri (Leon) Kremeier from Fergus Falls; Mother-in-law Sharon Pederson; Brothers and sisters, Brett and Bonnie Hopponen, Mike and Becky Mulvaney, Wayne and Kay Evavold, and Shari Pederson; Nieces and nephews, Hunter, Parker and Jackson Esary, Dakota Esary, Bryce (Ivy) Esary, Trenton (Jackie) Kremeier and Collin (Mel) Kremeier, Erica (Tyler) Benz, Cory Gebhardt, Chad Hopponen, Carrie (Nick) Anderson, Kelly (Justin) Arneson, Michael and Matthew Mulvaney, Kelly (Mark) Glennon, Gina (Adam) Pederson, Kris (Carol) Evavold, Dan Evavold, Heather (Curtis) Sandahl, Nicole Rostad, Dallas (Genevieve) Rostad, Jessica (Matt ) Fowler, Lindsay (Joe) Hauer, Ashley (Chase) Lee, and Matt (Lindsey) Kugler; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
The visit takes place one hour before the service in the church.
The service will take place on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 1 p.m. in the Church of the Nazarene, Fergus Falls.
The Rev. Steve Hoffman will officiate.
The funeral will take place on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 3:30 p.m. at Lakeview Sunset Memorial Gardens, Underwood.
The arrangements are provided by the Olson Funeral Home of Fergus Falls.