Dixie Rae (Griessbach) Lods, 90, 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 Sept. 15, 1951, and they were married for 64 years prior to his death in October, 2015.
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 flowerbeds 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, Mich. where she loved to fish and eat at her favorite restaurants.
Dixie is survived by her two sons, Larry (Sharon) Lods, Lafayette, and Dennis (Joan) Lods, Carmel; three granddaughters, Ren (Travis) Parker, Battle Ground. Stacy Lods, Lafayette, and Ashley (Adam) Wright, Lafayette. In addition, she leaves great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Chase, Kail, Cooper, and Connor; and sister, Maxine (Rod) Schreck.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 31 from 11 a.m. until the time of services celebrating Dixie's life at 1 p.m. 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
Published by The Monticello Herald Journal from Jul. 26 to Aug. 2, 2021.