Sallee S. Bixler, age 88, of East Dubuque, IL, completed her earthly journey on August 21, 2023, at Ennoble Manor in Dubuque while surrounded by her loving family. To honor Sallee’s life, a private family service is being held. The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Sallee’s family.
Sallee was born on August 4, 1935, in Dubuque, IA, a daughter to Leo and Marie (Vandenberg) Glovick. She grew up with a strong will and desire to make her own way in the world. She eventually met John Bixler and the two were united in marriage and spent many wonderful years together before he was sadly called home ahead of her. Sallee spent the majority of her working career as a purchasing buyer for the Lucky Corporation. She enjoyed her work and made many friends along over the years before she finally moved into retirement. Sallee had an intrinsic affinity for cats and was quite proud of her ability to raise many grand champion show cats. She also enjoyed trying her luck at the casino from time to time and always made the most out of her free-time. Sallee lived an abundantly full life and continually did it on her terms. All who knew and loved her will miss her dearly and are forever grateful for the good memories which she now leaves behind.
Those left behind to cherish the memory of Sallee include,
her four children,
Steve (Ginny) Cavanaugh, East Dubuque, IL,
Brian (Denise) Cavanaugh, Dubuque, IA,
Becky (Francesco) Indrio, Oakland, CA,
and Tom (Mary) Newton, Villa Park, IL;
her nine grandchildren,
Shaun (Erin) Cavanaugh, Nashville, TN,
Erin (fiancé T.J. Smith) Engler, Dyersville, IA,
Katie (Chris) Hoftender, Menominee, IL,
Molly (Jesse) Green, South Fork, PA,
Alyssa (Tony) Dalsing, Peosta, IA,
Tom (Mary) Cavanaugh, Dubuque, IA,
Marco Indrio, San Pablo, CA,
Julia Newton, Phoenix, AZ,
and Loren Newton, Villa Park, IL;
her seventeen great-grandchildren;
along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.
Sallee was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; and her siblings.
Sallee’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at AHVA Living, Ennoble Manor, and Hospice of Dubuque for all of their professional and compassionate care of Sallee and her family.
Online condolences may be shared with Sallee’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com
To honor Sallee’s life, a private family service is being held.