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1950 Susan 2021

Susan Diane (Teal) Dixon

February 25, 1950 — August 1, 2021

Susan Diane (Teal) Dixon, age 71, died August 1, 2021 under hospice care at Wausau Manor from Gliblastoma.

She was born Susan Diane Teal on February 25, 1950 to Richard and Elaine (Buetow) Teal in Wausau. Growing up, Sue had many friends, and in 1968 she graduated from Newman High School. That summer Sue started work at Employers Mutual of Wausau, in the mailroom and worked her way up the ladder. She retired as an underwriter with Liberty Mutual.

On May 20, 1972, Susan married John Dixon, a brakeman for the Milwaukee Road Railroad. Their honeymoon was a trip to Disneyland, via Grande Canyon and Painted Desert.

The Wausau area was home for Sue for most of her life. In 1980 she gave birth to her son, William Dixon.

With her 25th wedding anniversary came a surprise trip to Disney World in Florida. Sue enjoyed cooking and especially baking. She loved traveling to different places and caring for animals. Susan was an outgoing person who valued helping others, and a dedicated member of the Marathon County Humane Society. Unfortunately, Sue will miss out on her Golden Anniversary and the surprise that would have come with it. Rest in Peace, My Love!

Sue is survived by her father, Richard Teal; brothers, Jeffrey and Robert Teal; husband of 49 years, John Dixon; son, William Dixon and granddaughter, Lili Dixon; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding her in death was her mother, Elaine (Buetow) Teal and nephew, Matthew Teal.

A Visitation open house will be Saturday, August 14 from 1:00pm – 4:00 pm at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce St. Wausau. Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Please no flowers or gifts, Sue’s wishes were all gifts and donations be directed to the Marathon County Humane Society or a Humane Society close to you.

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Saturday, August 14, 2021

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Service

302 Spruce St, Wausau, WI 54401

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