Gary M. “Mike” Rix

Gary M. “Mike” Rix

April 25, 1943 – May 1, 2019

Gary M. “Mike” Rix joined his parents and siblings on May 1, 2019, after a private battle with cancer.  He is safe in a place with no pain.  He was a very private man who did not allow knowledge of his illness, and his family respected his strength, integrity, and conviction.

He was preceded in death by parents, Alfred H. and Helen Rix; sisters, infant Mary Rix and Darleen Garris; brothers, Adelbert and Roger Rix.  Survived by wife of 49 years, Anna Marie Rix; daughter, Stacey and David Jackson; sons, Mark A. Rix and Lalena Carrizosa, Matthew M. Rix and Kathryn Morris; grandchildren: Rachel Jackson, Madison and Mason Rix; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Eric Naylor, Kimberlee and Harold Loveless; many caring nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family members; special friends at Offutt AFB 55th Civil Engineering Squadron and 172nd Transportation Company deployed to Vietnam in 1968.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 10th from 5pm to 8pm at the West Center Chapel.  SERVICES: Saturday, May 11th at 10am at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, 1031 Sunset Trail with military honors at church by American Legion Post 331.  Family Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, memorials will be directed by the family.



  • Susan Schunk Posted May 4, 2019 6:43 am

    Matt and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish you peace and love at this difficult time. Love to all.

  • Mike Thompson Posted May 6, 2019 6:34 pm

    I worked with Mike for three years when I was in he Air Force. He was a great friend, mentor, and the best Spades partner. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

  • Holly Womack Goshinski Posted May 9, 2019 11:37 am

    Stacey, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I pray for peace and comfort during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  • Don Stickles Posted May 9, 2019 1:25 pm

    My prayers are with Mike and his family. I worked for Mike from 86 to 92 at Offutt AFB, it was pleasure and an honor to know and work for him.

  • Dave Arneso Posted May 13, 2019 11:12 am

    Sorry for your loss. Although I never worked directly with Mike, I saw Anna Marie regularly at my pharmacy. Talking with her, I got a great appreciation of their love and his life. I’m honored to have been his pharmacist.

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