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10/23/2013 11:02:00 AM
June Dixon
Mrs. Dixon
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Mrs. Dixon

June M. Dixon, 80, of Streator passed away Oct. 21, 2013.
Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Saturday in Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.
She was born June 21, 1933, to Charles and Marie (Konczak) Helmig. She married the Judge Walter M. Dixon in 1967.
She attended Cedar Point Grade School and graduated from La Salle-Peru Township High School. June later attended La Salle-Peru-Oglesby Junior Col-lege and the Univ-ersity of Illinois where she graduated with honors from the law school in 1956. She worked as an attorney through the years in Peru and Granville, partnering with both her grandfather and brother. She also was involved in farming.
June was an avid cello player, playing with the Illinois Wesleyan Civic Orchestra and serving on its board of directors. In addition, she previously played with the Illinois Valley Symphony and various string quartets and trios.
June had many interests, all which demonstrated her adventurous spirit and her desire to learn and explore. In high school, she became a licensed pilot and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol, and while at the U of I, she flew aerial acrobatics in a Boeing-Stearman biplane. After raising her children and following the death of her husband, June continued to explore old and new pursuits. She took numerous off-roading excursions in her Jeeps across the country and twice drove the Alcan Highway. At 70, she became a certified scuba diver, traveled throughout the Caribbean pursuing that passion and was particularly proud of her shark dives. June waded in the Arctic Ocean, safaried in Africa, visited Stonehenge, walked on a volcano, earned her Ham Radio license, and was a proud member of Sourtoe Co
She is survived by her three children, William (Paulette) Dixon of New York, N.Y.; Nellie (Matthew Wilkinson) Dixon Wilkinson of Streator and John (Suzanna) Dixon of Merton, Wis.; grandchildren Isabelle Dixon, Murphy and Quinn Wilkinson and Marie and Camilla Dixon; one sister, Carol (Ron) Tondi of Cedar Point; and one brother, Charles (Carolyn) Helmig of Peru.
She was preceded in death by her husband on April 11, 1992.

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