Matt “Red” Nixon, age 49, of Zimmerman passed away suddenly on August 3, 2019. Matt was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elizabeth. Matt is survived by his wife of 25 years, Christine; sons, Andrew (Sabrina), Mitchell (Lys), and Thomas; his mother, Jane; and his sister, Melissa (Brian) Larson. Also survived by nieces Brianna Larson and Michelle Hunn; parents-in-law Ron and Mary Reopelle; his faithful Lily-dog; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral service Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main St. NW, Elk River, 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Internment Birch Lake Cemetery, Ely. Memorials preferred to the family. Arr. Dare’s Funeral Home, 763-441-1212.