Dixie Bell Louise Paulson, 86, of Fort Dodge passed away Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Unity Point Trinity Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. Allen Henderson officiating. Burial will follow at North Lawn Cemetery. A visitation will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.
Dixie is survived by her sons, Allen (Carlette) of Ames, IA; Bruce of Ankeny, IA; Michael (Diana) of
Martinez, CA and daughter, Barbara (Doug) Zuspann of Lehigh, IA; ten grandchildren; 21 great
grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Dixie is preceded in death by her parents, George and Jennie (Andersen) Hubbard; her beloved husband of 54 years, Orvin; brothers, Art; Wilbur; Bill; Fred and Donald Hubbard; sisters, Violet McGuire; Valeeta Cooper; an infant sister, Ellen Hubbard and infant great-grandson, Potter Payne.
Dixie Bell Louise Paulson was born January 11, 1932 in Fort Dodge. She attended schools in Fort Dodge. She was united in marriage to Orvin G. Paulson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek, IA on July 5, 1947 and the couple made their home near Clear Lake, IA. After two years their family moved to
Fort Dodge where they made their home. Dixie centered her life around her children, family and friends. She was a housewife, mother and devoted Christian belonging to St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Dixie loved writing poetry, walking the trails, shopping, bingo and spending time with her grandchildren. She was fun to be around and had a great sense of humor. She loved people and treated all with dignity whether the person on the street was down on his luck or anyone else. She always had time with a cup of coffee in her hands and a smile on her face to stop and talk to people to brighten their day just a little.
Dixie was diagnosed with Alzheimers and had lived at Friendship Haven the last five years. There, she received wonderful care from a team of compassionate people.
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My deepest sympathy to you and your family Bruce. Bob Schmeling.
Remembering all the fun and happy times our families spent together.
Linda Baker Monaghan
Sorry about the loss of your mom, Dixie. We always loved hanging with the Paulson kids. Great memories, beautiful family! Rener Netland Rockow
Bruce and family - sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. Linda (Ruge) Rossow
Barb, Doug and family, So sorry about your Mom. Please know all of you are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Love, Luanne Akins
Dixie was a classy friend whom I met in High School through my friendship with Bruce. I have such fond memories of her and the way she could make me laugh. We so enjoyed her and Orv staying with us for 6 weeks after his surgery. They were like family for Mary and I. May you rest in piece my friend. I hope the fond memories we all have will sustain us in the weeks and months ahead.
Chuck & Mary Dally
So sorry Barb. Your Mom was such a nice n friendly person and always had a smile. Prayers to you and your family. JoAnn Harris
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