Norman E. Dixon, 57, flooring contractor

August 19, 2005

Norman Edward Dixon, a flooring contractor and Vietnam war veteran, died of lung cancer Sunday at St. Agnes Health- Care. The Lansdowne resident was 57.

Mr. Dixon was born in Baltimore and raised in Brooklyn Park. A 1966 graduate of the old Brooklyn Park High School, he enlisted in the Marines Corps in 1968 and fought in Vietnam, serving until 1970.

For many years until selling the business in 2000, Mr. Dixon owned and operated Dixon's, a Ferndale gas station and towing business. Since 2002, he had been a partner in D&D Installations, a Lansdowne company that specializes in designing and installing office flooring.

Mr. Dixon enjoyed traveling, camping and maintaining his home.

Services were private.

Surviving are three daughters, Christina Dixon and Sandra Dixon, both of Pasadena, and Jennifer Sommercamp of Los Angeles; a sister, Lynn Sauble of Edgemere; two grandchildren; and his fiancee, Deborah Coby of Lansdowne. His marriage ended in divorce.

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