Dix, Helen Minnie (1916 - 2001)







----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 05/09/2001

Dix, Helen Minnie (1916 - 2001)

Helen Minnie Dix, 84, Neillsville, Clark County, formerly of Chili, died on Thursday, May 3, 2001, at St. Joseph's Palliative Care Unit, where she had been admitted on Wednesday, May 2. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, May 7, at Grace Lutheran Church, Nasonville. The Rev. Daniel J. Behnke officiated. Burial was in the Grace Lutheran Cemetery, town of Lincoln, Wood County. Honorary pallbearers were Merle Rose, Bruce Hanson, Kent Eibergen, Bradley Schmidt, and Jay Duhmeyer. Pallbearers were he grandsons, Rich, Thomas, David, Steven, Donavan, and Jason Dix.

Helen Minnie Ott was born on May 13, 1916, in the town of Lincoln, Wood County, to Reinhold and Elizabeth (nee Bock) Ott. She attended Lone Elm School, town of Lincoln, and McKinley High School, Marshfield. She married Lawrence W. Dix Sr., on Oct. 2, 1937, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Nasonville. They resided in Nekoosa for five years, where her husband was a pulp tester for the Nekoosa Edwards Paper Mill. In 1942, they moved to the town of Rock and began farming. In 1945, they purchased their own farm in the town of Fremont, Clark County. They celebrated their golden wedding in 1987 and their 56th anniversary in 1993. She was a lifelong member of the former St. John's Lutheran Church, Nasonville, which is now known as Grace Lutheran Church, and its ladies aid. She taught Sunday school, was a vacation Bible school teacher for 11 years, and held various positions in the ladies organization of the church. She was also a leader in the Chili 4-H Club, was a member of Goldenrod Homemakers Club, the Chili Senior Citizens Club, and for more than 18 years was a member of the Sunshine Girls Group. More recently, she was a member of the Sunbeam Trio. She loved singing and playing her accordion for the group programs at the Neillsville Memorial Home and for senior citizens entertainment in the area. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and mad many friends while living at the Country View Apartments, Neillsville, since 1995.

Survivors include three sons, Lawrence W. (Connie) Dix Jr., Chili, Donavon (Carol) Dix, Nekoosa, and Rodney (Corrine) Dix, Chili 12 grandchildren 15 great-grandchildren one brother, Alvin Ott, Nasonville and two sisters, Arlene Meissner, Neillsville and Joan (Neland) Will, Spencer.

She was preceded in death by her parents her husband, Lawrence W. Dix. Sr., on Oct. 22, 1993 and one daughter, Judith Joan Dix, in infancy.

Rembs/Kundinger Funeral Home, Marshfield, assisted the family with arrangements.



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