Dr. Rod Lixey
East Tawas, Michigan
March 18, 1945 - November 22, 2019
The family will receive friends on Thursday December 5, 2019 from 3-8 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City, MI.
Tawas United Methodist Church - Tawas City, Michigan
A celebration of Rod’s life will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00 am (instate at 10:00 am) at the Tawas United Methodist Church. Rev. Kris Kappler will officiate and interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in East Tawas, MI.
Dr. Rod Lixey, 74, passed away on November 22, 2019 in Saginaw, Michigan. Born in East Tawas, Michigan on March 18, 1945, he was the son of Margaret Muilenburg Lixey and the late Donald Thomas Lixey. Rod is survived by his wife of 42 years Brooke Widing Lixey; his daughter Johanna Margaret Lixey of Winter Park, Florida; son Andrew John Lixey (Ashley) of Washington Twp., Michigan; mother Margaret Lixey of East Tawas, Michigan; sister Kathy Lixey Husted (Stewart) of Lynchburg, VA; brother Bill Lixey (Elizabeth) of East Tawas, Michigan and sister Jane Taylor (Reid) of Grand Rapids, Michigan; grandchildren Ella Greene, and Lincoln Lixey and 4 nieces and nephews. Rod graduated in 1967 from Lincoln Chiropractic College in Indianapolis, Indiana. He was well loved by his patients and practiced for approximately 45 years in East Tawas, Michigan before retiring. He took a personal interest in each and every one of his patients. During the years he practiced, he also generously provided a place for missionaries to come to rest and recuperate while on furlough. Rod was a loving husband, father, son, grandfather and brother. Family was always very important to Rod. He loved family gatherings. Spending time with his children and grandchildren was one of his greatest joys. He also relished the years when extended family would gather for snowmobiling parties and competitive card games that would go on well into the night. Being the last team standing was his ultimate goal, and to his great pleasure, he often achieved that goal. After retirement, he and Brooke enjoyed their time visiting with family and friends and sharing a meal at a favorite restaurant. Rod found his faith to be a source of strength. He shared his faith with others through his prayers, gifts and devotion. He was a member of Tawas United Methodist church for over 40 years.
A celebration of Rod’s life will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 at 11:00 am (instate at 10:00 am) at the Tawas United Methodist Church. Rev. Kris Kappler will officiate and interment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery in East Tawas, MI. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 3-8 pm at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City, MI. You may offer condolences at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com and memorial contributions can be made to Tawas United Methodist Church.
Tawas United Methodist Church
St. Joseph Cemetery, East Tawas, Michigan