A Liturgy of the Word Service for Leontina Rixen, 87, of New England, will be 11:00 a.m., on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson with Father Gary Benz celebrating. Burial will take place at St. Mary’s cemetery in New England.
Tina, a strong, vibrant woman who loved life, passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at CHI St. Alexius Health in Bismarck.
Leontina Eva Rixen was born May 7, 1931 in Mott, ND, the 14
of 15 children born to Joseph and Magdelena (Barth) Steiner. She grew up and attended school near her home. On August 2, 1950, Tina and Ronald Rixen were united in marriage. To this union three girls were born: Randa in 1953, Debbie in 1955, and Shelley in 1969. Together, Ron and Tina owned and operated Ron’s Bar in New England for 40 years. After Ron’s passing on February 16, 1987, Tina met Ray Ficek and together they formed a very loving relationship for the next 30 years.
Tina is survived by her soulmate, Ray Ficek; daughters, Randa (Howard Pete Peterson), Debbie (Steve McCarty), and Shelley Forte; four grandchildren, Josh, Luke and Abe Dahmus, and Devyn Forte; seven great-grandchildren, Lucy, Charlee and Harper Dahmus, Aidan, Henlie and Addison Dahmus, and Lucas Forte; a sister, Agnes Koemstadt; a brother, Mike (Aggie) Steiner; two step-children, Mike (Billlie Jo) Ficek, and Paula (Travis) Paben; four step-grandchildren, Demi Paben, Dorian Paben, Christopher Ficek, and Michaela Ficek; and step-great-grandchild, Alayna. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ron; and several brothers and sisters.
Burial Date: November 14, 2018
Funeral Home Dickinson, ND
Liturgy of the Word: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson