Roberta Dix

Dix, Roberta (Bobbe)

Roberta (Bobbe) Dix, the only child of Rob Warren and Myrtle Cook Jackson, was born in Chisholm, Minn., on Nov. 15, 1919. She attended the Chisholm schools and graduated High School in 1938. She was a member of the National Honor Society, The Erodelphian Club, and the Science Club while in High Schoo1. She received a scholarship to Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis., where she joined the Kappa Delta Sorority and graduated in 1942, with a BA degree in Art and Teaching. On Aug. 9, 1941, she married Roger William Dix in Menomonie, Wis. They made their home in Green Bay, Wis. and she and her husband joined the Lutheran Church. Before marriage, she attended the Methodist church, where she was baptized, confirmed, attended and taught Sunday school as well as singing in the choir and attending Bible School.

For several years the young couple lived in Indianapolis, Ind., where their first child, Robert William was born. After returning to Green Bay, Janalee Carol and Bruce Roger were born. Bruce had a twin brother Bryan Warren who died shortly after birth. The Dix family lived in Green Bay for 40 years. As a "stay at home Mom" Bobbe was an active volunteer in her church, school, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and as a substitute art teacher. As her children grew, she became a full-time teacher and taught art for 17 years. She joined the Jean Nickolet Chapter of the NSDAR. When she and her husband, Roger moved to Hot Springs Village, Ark., she transferred her DAR membership to the Arkansas Chapter NSDAR She also joined the Col. John Washington Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century. She loved bird watching and she joined The Audubon Society.

Janalee Carol Jessen and husband, Steve, have one son, Alan and one grandson, Alexander (Alex). Bruce Roger Dix and former wife, Barbara, have three children, Jessica Marie Dix Mansky (Mark) with their two girls, Clara and Janessa Mansky; Triscia Lynn Dix Zuelke (Jason) with three children, Brightyn and twin sons, Austyn and Dillyn, Mark and Mandy Dix with three children, Elias, Graham, August, and Quinn. All of these children and grandchildren survive her.

Her husband, Roger, sons, Rob and Bryan preceded her in death. Over the years, she has had many wonderful friends in Chisholm, at Lawrence University, Green Bay, and Hot Springs Village. Friendship is a wonderful part of life and, she wants them to know that they were loved.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Nicolet Memorial Gardens on Bay Settlement Rd., in Green Bay, Wis., with a burial to follow.

To sign her guestbook, please visit www.arkansasfuneralcare.com. Arrangements made by Arkansas Funeral Care, Jacksonville.


Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Nov. 18, 2012