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Theodore Frank Nixon

January 24, 1938 May 28, 2021
Theodore Frank Nixon
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Theodore Frank Nixon of Grand Ledge, MI

Passed away May 28, 2021. Ted was born on January 24, 1938 in Ann Arbor, MI to Homer A. and Ida L. (Buehler) Nixon.

Ted grew up in Chelsea, MI and was a 1956 graduate of Chelsea High School. He attended Western Michigan University where he played football for 4 years and graduated in 1960. Ted taught school and coached football at Standish/Sterling High School, West Branch and Jackson Northwest from 1960-1965. He taught school at J.W. Sexton High School from 1965 until his retirement in 1993. Ted coached football at Sexton for 15 years. He was a life-long hunter and fisherman. Ted loved organizing hunting and fishing trips with family and friends. His cabin at Hillman, MI was a favorite destination.

Ted was preceded in death by his parents and brother Alvin H. Nixon. He is survived by his wife of almost 40 years Jeanette Nixon, daughters Tanya (Steve) Haney, Teryl Nixon, Tracy (Jose) Rivera, Tamara (Mike) Neitzel and Nicole Marsh. Ted was a loving grandfather to Emily (Eric) Frith, Eric (Katie) Haney, Nyssa (Tam) Ngu, Shaina Shapiro, Kara (Matt) Farmer, Josh Kennedy, Jenna Kennedy, Arianne (Justin) Young, Tyler (Rachel) Booth, Casey (TJ) Regan, Mara Kiter, Dominic Kiter, Garrett Neitzel and Michael Neitzel. He was a proud great grandfather to Anna, Alex, Connor, Lily, Mason, Jett, Leighton, Charlotte, Oliver, Zoe, Everett, and Wyatt. Ted also leaves behind brother Alton O. Nixon, sisters-in-law Esther Nixon and Kathleen Stock, brother-in-law Kenneth (Karen) Stock and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

As per Ted's wishes, there will be no services. Cremation has taken place. The family is being served by Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge. To place online condolences or memories please visit,

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