Owen P. Dixon, 77, of Cape Coral, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013, at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1935, in Harrisburg, Ill., to William Owen and Maude Ethel (Pond) Dixon. He married Margaret Sweeney April 4, 1959, in Cleveland, Ohio. She survives.
He is also survived by six children, Margie (Don) Schoch of Peoria, Ill., Cheryl (Homer) Reese of Peoria Heights, Ill., Maureen (Jeff) Goett of Peoria Heights, Ill., Sandra Neville of Peoria, Ill., Owen (Kim) Dixon of Battle Creek, Mich., and Dennis (Wendy) Dixon of Cape Coral; 19 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and two sisters.
He worked as a system analyst at Caterpillar for 35 years, retiring in 1998.
He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Peoria, Ill.
Funeral Mass will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, May 24, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Peoria, Ill. Father Donald Henderson will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass at the church.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Peoria, Ill. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Hope Hospice in Cape Coral.
Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.