Daniel A (Skip) Nixon III passed away Aug. 23, 2017 at Journey Hospice in Woodstock, IL, after a short illness. He was born on Jan. 10, 1956 the son of Mary Louise Nixon, of Elmhurst and (deceased) Daniel of Naples, Fl. He is survived by his partner, Jan Wilen of Woodstock and his daughter, Callie Ann of Bloomington and son Zachery Cain of the U.S. Army, (mother Kathleen Nixon). He was preceded in death by his first wife, Judith A Blaschke, and son Christopher Cody Nixon. He is survived by his Brother, David A. Nixon (Pat Swarn) of FL, and sister, Elizabeth A. Nixon-Clark, (Randall) of CA. Preceded in death by his brother Dennis A. Nixon (Julie) of N.J.
He is survived by his aunts, Clara May Halsall (Bob Phillips) of West Chicago and Margaret A. (Peggy) Smykowski (Bob) of Lombard, Judy Kamaryt (Jim) of FL, and his uncle, Bill (UB) Anderson of Lombard, his nieces Anne Marie (Patrick) of N.J. and Pamela Jean (Chuck) of N.J and nephew Craig Anthony (Mairin) of N.J., his great niece Penelope, and great nephew Dennis, and his many special cousins: Gordon Halsall, Keith Halsall (Mearl), Jeff Smykowski (Paige), Rob Smykowski (Michelle), Jennifer Haston (Michael), Adam Anderson (Kate), and J.D. Kamaryt. He was preceded in death by Scott Michael Smykowski.
Skip attended Lincoln grade school and Glenbard East High School in Lombard.
Skip had a passion for motorcycles, fix them, build them or ride them! He had taken many trips on his bike, the best being when he and Jan rode to Alaska. He was a great son, dad, brother and friend, always willing to lend a hand. He had been a Cub Scout leader, football coach and St. Matthew chaperone for school outings, he even made a great Santa Claus! He was very involved with Driscoll High School football. He worked for the City of Elmhurst as a mechanic.
He will be in all of our hearts forever!
Skip’s Memorial will be at Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard, Wed. Aug. 30, 5PM to 9PM, interment is private. Please omit flowers. Donations may be made to the Christopher Cody Scholarship fund at St. Matthews School, 1555 Glen Ellyn Road, Glendale Heights, IL 60139.
There will be a Celebration of Skip’s life on September 6th, starting at 5 PM at Niko’s Red Mill Inn, 1040 Lake Av., Woodstock, Ill. 60098.