John A. Rixie, 55, of Yakima died Thursday.

Mr. Rixie was born in La Porte, Ind. He served in the Army, stationed in Germany. He was a longtime resident of the Yakima Valley.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Rixie; two sons, John Rixie and Jeremy Rixie, both of Yakima; three daughters, Kellie Rixie of Yakima, Amanda Rixie of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Jennifer Holmstrom of Lompoc, Calif.; four brothers, Steve Rixie of Libby, Mont., Charles Rixie and James Rixie, both of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Glen Rixie; a sister, Barbara Houghtaling of Lakewood; and three grandchildren.

A private gathering for family and friends will be at a later date. Arrangements are by Valley Hills Funeral and Crematory, Yakima.