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Ellen J. Dix 1930-2016

October 20, 2016
Emmetsburg News

Funeral service for Ellen J. Dix of Ames, formerly of Emmetsburg, was held Wednesday, Oct. 19, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg.

Interment was in Evergreen Cemetery, Emmetsburg. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg was in charge of arrangements.

Ellen Josephine Dix, daughter of Johnnie and Georgia (Coenen) Newman, was born July 13, 1930 in Eddy County, ND. She received her education in North Dakota, graduating from Lake Washington High School.

Following graduation, Ellen worked on area farms in North Dakota, where she met her future husband, Arthur Dix. On June 1, 1949, Ellen and Art were united in marriage in Cando, ND.

After living a short time in North Dakota, they moved to Emmetsburg. Ellen was a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker.

Ellen was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg and while living in Ames she attended Memorial Lutheran Church.

Ellen passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at her home in Ames, at the age of 86. She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnnie Newman and Georgia Newman-Howard; her husband, Arthur Dix; her daughter, Lucille Callaghan; her twin sister, Helen Mulder; and her brother, Albert Newman.

She is survived by her son, Larry (Bonnie) Dix of Ames; two grandchildren, Ethan (Angela) Dix of West Des Moines, and Elisa Dix of Ames; two great grandchildren, Audrey and Sabrina Dix; a sister, Arlene (Burdette) Peterson of Little Canada, MN; sister-in-law, Kay Newman of Blair, NE; nieces and nephews.

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