Dixie Roberts Kreiger, 95, of St. Joseph passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, at The Whitcomb Senior Living Community, St. Joseph, where she most recently resided.
A celebration of life service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, with the Rev. Bill Bridgman officiating. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens in Coloma. Friends may visit with the family from 10:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday prior to the service.
Memorial donations in Dixie's name may be made to Crystal Springs Church of God or Caring Circle Hospice. Those wishing to sign Dixie's Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Dixie was born Nov. 11, 1925, in Alamo, Tenn., to Frederick and Naomi (King) Laman. She graduated from Caruthersville High School in Missouri. After moving to Southwest Michigan, Dixie met her future husband, Rudy Roberts, at Shadowland Ballroom, and they were married March 13, 1948, in Benton Harbor. As a young lady, she was employed at Nineteen Hundred Corp. She then gained employment at Benton Harbor Malleable for several years before beginning her long career with St. Joseph Savings & Loan at the Stevensville branch, retiring as the branch manager.
After Rudy's passing on Sept. 23, 1978, Dixie met Edward F. Kreiger, and they were married in 1982. Dixie was a long-time member of Crystal Springs Church of God, where she sang in the choir and served as treasurer. In her free time, she enjoyed tending to her flower gardens around the house, turning her yard into a show place.
Dixie also enjoyed reading, cooking and baking and, most of all, spending time with her family, especially her grand and great-grandchildren. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Dixie is survived by her children: Kathie (John) Stancik of St. Joseph, Becky (Denny) Patzer of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mark (Jill) Roberts of St. Joseph; seven grandchildren: Heidi (Brian) Leder, Holly (Ed) Annen, Annie (Andy) Post, Libby (Dave) Barksdale, Kim (Chris) Maffin, Tiffany (Teddy) Strawbridge and Brooke Roberts; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Dixie was preceded in death by her first husband, Rudy; her second husband, Edward, on Feb. 15, 1996; by two sisters: Dorothy Klump and Doris Burns; and a sister-in-law, Ella Rose Tidey.
Dixie's Family would like to thank the staff at Whitcomb Towers for the excellent care afforded Dixie while she resided there.