Frank L. Bixby, 91, died Saturday, July 20, 2019.
His wife of over 67 years, Kaki, predeceased him by less than three months. He is survived by four children and nine grandchildren.
Frank—known as "Bix" to most of his friends and colleagues—was born in New Richmond, Wisconsin, on May 25, 1928, to Frank H. and Esther (Otteson) Bixby. During the Depression, the family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where Frank attended West High School. He later attended Harvard College and returned to Madison for law school at the University of Wisconsin, where he became editor-in-chief of the Law Review. After graduation, he went to work for the Chicago law firm, Sidley Austin, LLP—then known as Sidley, Austin, Burgess, & Smith. He spent his entire career at the firm and saw it grow from fewer than 50 attorneys to over 2,000. He served the firm in various roles, including head of its estates and trusts group for many years. He continued working with clients through the firm until he was 90.