Dixon Bond, age 77 of Northfield, passed away suddenly at his home Monday, June 30, 2014. Funeral Services will be 11:00 am Monday, July 14th at the First United Church of Christ in Northfield with burial at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 2-5:00 pm Sunday, July 13th at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield and at the Church on Monday 1 hour prior to Services.
Dixon Jay Bond was born January 21, 1937 in Minneapolis, MN, son of Joseph and Harriet (Lovett) Bond. He graduated from Southwest High in 1955 and then attended Carleton College graduating in 1959 with a degree in Economics. At Carleton he started the men’s vocal group The Carleton Knights. The Knights continue as a Carleton men’s singing group, still gathering for practice at the Dacie Moses House, as they did from the beginning.
As Dixon began working he was involved with both business and non-profit institutions, including Green Giant, Carleton College, the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts, Minneapolis Children’s Theater, Pillsbury Center, and the Ordway Music Theater, working in marketing, development, building project management, and administration. Following the completion of the Ordway Music Theater, he served as President of the Ordway for a number of years.
Dixon was involved in so many committees, projects and causes over the years it would be impossible to list them all. He served on countless boards and commissions with goals to improve the quality of life for everyone and to make the world a better place. He was President of the Northfield Arts Guild, served on the Northfield City Council for 6 years, the Northfield Hospital Board, Board of Directors at the Laura Baker School, Epic Enterprises, Carleton College, the Dacie Moses House Committee and the WCAL Board. Dixon’s goal of making the world a better place has become his legacy.
He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchild, taking care of his cats, gardening at his home, finding new plants for inside his house, and the challenge of finding interesting gifts for family and friends at the holidays and for birthdays. He was a member of the UCC Church for many years, enjoyed music and the arts, the Farmers Market, and assisting countless neighbors and friends when they needed help.
Dixon Bond is survived by sons Jeff Bond and partner Debbie Kramer of Randolph, Doug Bond and wife Lisa of North Oaks; former wife Judy Bond of Stevens Point, WI; sister Penny Bond and husband Chuck Grimsrud of Wayzata; 4 grandchildren; I great grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Joseph.
In lieu of flowers memorials to Laura Baker Association, Epic Enterprise, Northfield Arts Guild, or American Heart Association.
Funeral arrangements by the Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield.