Duane "Dixie" Musgrave

Born: Tue., Jan. 3, 1933
Died: Tue., Nov. 5, 2013


5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 08, 2013
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Sat., Nov. 09, 2013
Location: First Christian Church of Oblong

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Duane  “Dixie” Musgrave

Duane “Dixie” Musgrave, 80, of Oblong, Illinois passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 2:42 p.m. at Ridgeview Care Center, Oblong, Illinois.

Born on January 3, 1933 in Licking Township, Crawford County, he was the son of George L. Musgrave and Maudie (Mitchell) Musgrave.  Dixie was a farmer and retired from Marathon Oil Company, Refining Division in 1988 in Production Control.  He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War; was a member of the White Oak Church and First Christian Church of Oblong;  a 50 year member of the Oblong Masonic Lodge #644; Crawford County Shrine, Oblong Antique Tractor and Engine Association and Crawford County Fair Board member.  Dixie enjoyed refurbishing old tractors and engines, hunting, fishing and just being outdoors.

On September 28, 1954, he married Joan (Treadway) Musgrave and she survives.  Also surviving are two daughters and son-in-law, Kim and Bill Wheeler, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Africa and Kelly Rich, Robinson, Illinois; two sisters and brother-in-law, Darlene and Norman Stoltz, Patsy Kirts,; sister-in-law, Dorothy Musgrave Wiman, all of Oblong, Illinois; former sister-in-law Sharon Salesman of Robinson, Illinois; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Madeline and Bob Harris, Oblong, Illinois; brother and sister-in-law Max and Sue Musgrave, Oblong, Illinois; five grandchildren, Matthew Wheeler, Durango, Colorado.; Andrew and Leah Wheeler, Ashland, Kentucky; Ryerson and Abbey Rich, Indianapolis, Indiana; Roston Rich, Ra’Kel and Colt Duke, all of Robinson, Illinois; four great-grandchildren: London Wheeler, Durango, Colorado; Colby Elliott, Ashland, Kentucky; Easton Rich, Indianapolis, Indiana; and Khegan Duke, Robinson, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, George and Maudie Musgrave; his mother and father-in-law, Bob and Katherine Hart; sisters and brothers-in-law Eileen and Gene Price, Mary and Alvin Kurpiel, Betty and Verl Wiman; two brothers Bobbie and Denver Musgrave; and a brother-in-law Jim Kirts.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Oblong at 10:30 a.m. with Bro Dee Wolfe officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2013 at the First Christian Church in Oblong.  Burial will be at the Oblong Township Cemetery.  Military rites by the Oblong American Legion Post #219 at the cemetery and the Oblong Masonic Lodge #644 will have a Masonic service at 8 p.m. at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to the Shriners Childrens Hospital or the Oblong Children Christian Home with envelopes available at the church or may be mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home, P. O. Box 121, Oblong, Illinois, 62449.

Condolences and memories to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com. Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong in charge of the services.

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