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Dwain Charles Saxton
July 12, 2014
Dwain Charles Saxton passed away July 9, 2014.
Dwain was born April 7, 1927 to Remer (Ray) E. and Lydia A. Saxton in Buffalo Lake, MN.
Dwain spent his boyhood growing up on farms and loved to reminisce about his childhood days. He attended high school in Winthrop, MN where he graduated in 1945. He served in the United States Air Force from 1948 to 1952.
Dwain and Patricia (Pat) Ann Gary of Minneapolis, KS were married on February 2, 1950. They were married 55 years until her passing in 2005. Dwain attended Kansas State University and graduated in 1957 with an Electical Engineering B.S. degree.
Dwain and Pat moved to Mayfield, KY in 1957, when Dwain became plant engineer for Pet Inc. During his 11 years in Mayfield, Dwain became an active member of the A.S.M.E. remaining so throughout his career. He also joined the Masonic Lodge and continued Lodge membership through the years, earning his 50-year membership pin in 2009. He was a member of the Mayfield Safety Committee and treasurer of the men's softball league.
In 1968, when Dwain started working for Western Electric he and his family moved to Lee's Summit, MO. By 1989 when he retired from Western Electric/AT&T he had worked as an Engineer on various assignments and had earned the respect of many of his superiors, piers, and co-workers. He was a member of the Pioneers and loved to volunteer his services to the Tommy Watson Children's Mercy Hospital Gold Tournament, which he continued to do long after his retirement.
Dwain was well known by friends and family for his ability to fix about anything. Whether at work or at home, the more challenging the task the more determined he was to accomplish it. He seemed always successful in doing so.
Dwain was a member of the Lee's Summit United Methodist CHurch. He loved his church and was an active member, attending regularly as long as his health permitted.
Preceding Dwain and waiting to reunited with him are his parents, his wife Patricia (Pat) Saxton, his brothers Virgil and Lyle Saxton, his sister Deloris Martin, his daughter Sandra Saxton, his grandsons Dawny Knight, Eric Saxton, and Damon Hipsher, and his granddaughter Meranda Sharp.
Those left to miss him are two sons; Dwain (Dan) Saxton Jr. and wife Beverly of Republic, MO and Chris Saxton of Grandview, MO, two daughters; Cynthia Strickland of Lee's Summit, MO and Merilee Sharp and husband Randy of Peculiar, MO, three brothers; Glenn Saxton and wife Mavis of Mankato, MN, Orville Saxton and wife Marian of Winthrop, MN and Dale Saxton and wife Jo of St. Paul MN, five grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren and nieces and nephews too numerous to mention.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday July 15 at 2pm at Lee's Summit United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held Monday July 14 from 6-8 p.m. with a Masonic Service beginning at 6 p.m.
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