Dixie Rae (Griessbach) Lods
1931 - 2021
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Dixie Rae (Griessbach) Lods, 90, of Monticello passed away on July 24, 2021 at Monticello Healthcare. She was born on June 15, 1931 in Indianapolis to the late Max and Myrtle Griessbach. Dixie married Jim on September 15, 1951 and they were married for 64 years prior to his death in October, 2015.

Dixie is survived by her two sons, Larry (Sharon) Lods of Lafayette, and Dennis (Joan) Lods of Carmel; three granddaughters, Ren (Travis) Parker of Battle Ground. Stacy Lods of Lafayette, and Ashley (Adam) Wright of Lafayette. In addition, she leaves great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Chase, Kail, Cooper, and Connor; and sister, Maxine (Rod) Schreck.

Dixie was a homemaker taking care of her sons until 1970 when she started working as a receptionist at Connersville High School. She enjoyed taking her sons to sports practices and games, playing cards with her family, playing the piano and reading magazines and working crossword puzzles. She loved working in her flower beds and pots, especially at her home on Lake Freeman in Monticello. She also enjoyed her summer weekends with Jim at their trailer/campground and then home on Klinger Lake in Sturgis, MI where she loved to fish and eat at her favorite restaurants.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 31, 2021 from 11:00 am until the time of services celebrating Dixie's life at 1:00 pm, at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello.

Burial will follow at Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to all of Dixie's caretakers at Monticello Healthcare.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Salvation Army. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

Friends and family are encouraged to share a photo, a memory, or messages of condolence at www.springerfuneralhome.com

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Published in Connersville News Examiner on Jul. 26, 2021.
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July 27, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Dixie was a great lady. I am going to miss her.
Roxanne Lyman
July 27, 2021
I met Dixie in the Beauty salon and did her hair for a few years. She was so much fun and was always laughing and raising the spirits of those around her.
I have missed her since she and her hubby moved away, but have always kept her in my heart.
Terri Breitenbach
July 27, 2021
Dixie was the first face and voice that welcomed me, as a brand new staff member, to Connersville High School in August 1970. Her friendliness and genuine care for everyone that she met in her position in the front office at CHS - students, teachers, staff, visitors, etc. - was greatly appreciated. Thank you, Dixie!
Peggy Hollingsworth
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