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1 of 8 | Posted by: Sharon Teat - Friend

“I love you daddy! Will miss you & love you forever old man! You're the coolest dad a daughter could ask for! Love your baby girl ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer Bixby - Wells, MN

“I grew up with Dave in Sunday School,and I knew him as a good and kind man, so friendly. I pray Dave's family will feel held in God's peace, comfort...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Jan Redman - Wells, MN

“I can't tell you how excited I was to meet the Bixby patriarch years ago. Dana being one of my favorite humans, I knew that her parents had to be...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Terry Effertz - Reynolds, ND

“So sorry to hear of David's passing. Spent many days playing together with David and Tommy in our youth. The go carts were so much fun. My...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: John Pregler - Orange Park, FL

“So sorry Dana for your loss. He was a great guy and good friend. He will be missed. Take care. Prayers to you and all the family members. Love...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Susan Grunzke - Alden, MN

“Dear Bixby family, so sorry for the news about Dave. Dave and his dad first got me involved installing motors in mini bikes and go carts at a young...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Tom Kubu - Escondido, CA - Friend

“Dave was a wonderful man, who will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Cheri Nesje - Albert Lea, MN

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David Darol Bixby, age 65, of Wells, MN, died Monday, June 18, 2018 at his home. A visitation will be held Friday, June 22, 2018 from 3 – 6 PM at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells, with a prayer service at 6:00 PM. Military honors will be accorded by the Wells Color Guard. Following the visitation there will be a celebration of Dave's life at the Wells VFW. Interment will be at a later date at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

David Darol was born November 14, 1952, in Wells, MN, the son of Darol and Nellie (Hohrmann) Bixby. Dave honorably served in the United States Navy on the USS Somer DDG 34 from 1971 to 1975 during the Vietnam era. He was united in marriage to Nancy Knudtson June 11, 1977. Dave loved riding motorcycles, going on adventures with Nancy and spending time with family. He was a member of the American Legion Post #210 and former post commander of the Wells VFW Post #1778. Dave would light up a room with his smile and personality. He could talk to anyone like they were an old friend. He was truly one-of-a-kind and lived life to the fullest.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents Darol and Nellie; wife of 40 years, Nancy Bixby; daughter, Anna Lea; sister: Marilyn Bayless; father-in-law, Roy Knudtson.

He is survived by his children: Justin Bixby (wife Jen Quick) of Redwood City, CA, Dana (husband Michael) Bixby-Buschman of Wells, MN, and Jennifer Bixby (fiancé Trent Kotasek) of Wells, MN; 2 grandchildren: Trinity and Halo Buschman; and grand-dog Chester; siblings: Barb Stratton of Wells, MN, Josrene Klocek of Somerset, WI, and Tom (wife Cindy) Bixby of Wells, MN; mother-in-law, Clara Satre of Mankato, MN; brothers and sisters-in-law: Rory (wife Ona) Knudtson of Buffalo Center, IA, Nadine (husband Paul) Haukoos of St. Peter, MN, Evonne (husband Fred) Baluski of Ruso, ND, Linda Engebretson of Bricelyn, MN, and David (wife Colleen) Satre of Bricelyn, MN; along with many nieces, nephews, and their families.