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Floyd Thomas Rixen

Floyd Thomas Rixen

Floyd Thomas Rixen, a life-long resident of Mott, N.D., died peacefully in his sleep on November 7, 2013.

He is survived by Eleanor, his wife of 66 years, five children: Linda Gillespie of Bismarck; Loran (Lois) of Mott; Collin (Mary) of Durant, Oklahoma; Michael (Kelly) of Bismarck; and Melanie (Charles) Carvell of Bismarck; eleven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 10th at St. Vincents Catholic Church in Mott, followed by a rosary service at 7:00 p.m. Floyds funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m., MST, Monday, November 11th at St. Vincents Catholic Church with Fr. Charles Zins, officiating. Burial will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery south of Mandan on Tuesday, November 12th at 1:00 p.m., CST with full military honors afforded by the Taylor-Skartvedt Amerian Legion Post #71 of Mott.

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