December 2, 1951 – November 25, 2012
Dallas Richard Dix, born December 2nd 1951, was the oldest son of Richard and Lois Dix (of Greenfield, Iowa). On November 25, 2012 he passed at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his father, parents-in-law, and infant grandson. Dallas was happy to have married HIS homecoming queen and high school sweetheart, Patsy (Pfundheller). They were married for 40 years.
Dallas and Patsy have three kids, Jason (Jen) Dix, Staci (Jeff), and Lisa (Josh). The true love of his life was his grandkids. His son, Jason, had three kids; Bryce, Blake, and Evan Dix. His oldest daughter, Staci, had three kids; Austin Hedlund, Lindsie Hedlund, and Peyton Kittell and three step kids; Kayla, Karla, and Cody Kittell. His youngest daughter, Lisa, had two kids, Pete and Sam Green. He enjoyed having them day or night and teaching them to fish, hunt, and garden.
The amazing family he had includes his mother, Lois Dix; brother, Greg Dix (Janet); sister, Rhonda Purdy (Rich); aunts, uncles and many nieces and nephews. He was loved by his faithful dog companion. Sadie.
He loved cattle and horses. He’d drive around keeping watch of livestock in the area. For 15 years he worked as a tree trimmer, which he enjoyed. The outdoors in general was a large part of Dallas’ life. Memories of hunting with his brother, son, nephew and friends will forever live on.
He was the epitome of helpfulness and giving. To say he would “give you the shirt off his back” was an understatement… he would give you his shirt and run home, shirtless, to get the rest of his shirts. In fact, one of his final wishes was to give some of his hunting gear to a friend.
Lisa states “I was happy to be able to remind him of something that he’s told me many times; ‘the good ones go first.’ Dad never thought he was the best, the smartest, the toughest (well, sometimes ïŠ), but he was no doubt the best grandpa that my kids could ask for. I believe that he was a ‘good one,’ regardless of what he thought of himself. Only one of my kids, Pete, was lucky enough to know and learn from him, and I know that he is a better boy because of the time they shared. I am certain his other grandkids were equally blessed with his influence.”
He was an incredible dad and grandpa. Of course, he’s had his ups and downs, but most people that had the opportunity to know him will remember his giving spirit, his sense of humor, and the love of his grandkids. We will miss him everyday, but are happy to know that we have a guardian angel such as him!
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