In Memory of Dixie Brekke

Dixie Brekke
Dixie Brekke
Born: July 31, 1934
Died: September 21, 2015
Age: 81
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Dixie Brekke
July 31, 1934 - September 21, 2015
From: Nevada, IA

Dixie Brekke, age 81, of Nevada, died Monday, September 21, 2015, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, September 25, 2015, at the First Christian Church in Nevada, with Pastor David R. Burling officiating.  Burial will follow in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services. 

Born July 31, 1934, in Story County, Iowa, Dixie Lee Brekke was the daughter of Ray and Ruth (Patten) Taylor.  She grew up in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School in 1952. 

On December 28, 1952, she was united in marriage to Marion Brekke.  Two children, Steve and Teri, were born to this union. 

Dixie worked at the Farm & Home Store in Nevada for over 30 years, retiring in 2001.  She will be remembered for her great sense of humor and fun-loving nature.  She was a jokester who loved people and socializing and never met a stranger.

Survivors include her children, Steve Brekke of Ames, and Teri Raske of Nevada; two grandchildren, Sara Brekke and Tyler Leslie, both of Nevada; three great-grandchildren, Alex and Ally Anderson, and Trenton Leslie; her brothers-in-law, Robert (Elly) Brekke of California, and Paul Brekke of New Mexico; her sisters-in-law, Thelma (Gene) Derfler of Oregon, and Nancy Taylor of Utah; as well as several nieces, nephews, and other extended family members.

She was preceded in death by her husband Marion in 1998; her parents; a brother, Jerry Taylor; and her son-in-law, Ray Raske.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Dixie and her family.


Friday, September 25, 2015 at 3:25 PM
“There was nobody like Dixie...and everybody loved Dixie. She made going to work fun and spontaneous. That smile! Loved her and miss her... Prayers for all of her family...”
- Mike Potter
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 3:25 PM
“I'm glad to have known Dixie for the last several years. May the peace fondness of greater memories bless the hearts and minds of her family for generations to come.”
- Randy Miller
Friday, September 25, 2015 at 9:08 AM
“Teri and Steve sorry for your loss. Richard and Deb Thompson.”
- Debbra Thompson
Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:08 PM
“Terri and Steve,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a wonderful person. She brought great joy to all of us at the store and of course to all the customers too. I'll never forget one day when she answered the phone and had a 10 or 15 minute conversation. When I asked her who that was she said it was a wrong number. She never knew a stranger.
Again my condolences.
Rod Vicker”
- Rod Vicker
Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:08 PM
“Dixie will always be an amazing women ! Till anyone has had there best friend by their side as long as she did they can't have an opinion !! God bless Dixie!! I only remember the first twenty five years I knew her ! She will always hold a place in my heart!!! The people that picked in her towards the end will regret it because they might lose site along their lonely days ahead.. ”
- Tom bell
Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 6:08 PM
“Teri, my prayers are with you through this time and always...I'm so sorry to hear of your loss..”
- Joan Nichols
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 2:44 PM
“Terri and family - I'm so sorry for your loss! I'll always remember your mom as such a happy fun-loving person. Thoughts and prayers to you.
- Mary Gogerty Phillips
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 2:44 PM
“Wanted to wish Teri and family our prayers and condolences on your loss. I hope Teri and Tyler are well. Our best,

Tracy, Tanya and family”
- Tracy Raske
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:33 PM
“Dear Teri, Steve and families, Our hearts go out to you. Your mom was an amazing person (Bobby's favorite!). We so enjoyed their winter time visits to California when your mom and dad could get away from the farm for a few days. God bless you all; your are in our thoughts.”
- Bobby and Elly Brekke
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:33 PM
“So sorry to hear this Steve. Prayers to you and your family.”
- Denise Klein Klonglan
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:33 PM
“I just want the family to know I am thinking of them and sending prayers . God Bless you all.”
- Phyllis Searcy
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:33 PM
“Dixie was very cheerful person who always put a smile on your face. I took care of her at rolling green and she was my favorite no matter how bad of a day I was having all I had to do was walk in her room and she would always give me this look that made my day. She will be missed my many! And is loved by many!
I'm very sorry for your loss!
With love Alexis ”
- Alexis Glick
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1:33 PM
“Dixie was an amazing woman and a person I am blessed and honored to have met! She could always put a smile on your face! I will miss you Dixie!
Love one of the girls!”
- Shelby
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2:00 p.m.
Friday, September 25, 2015
First Christian Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor David R. Burling


Mike Potter
John Taylor
James Taylor
Tyler Leslie
Dave Harrison
Alex Anderson


One hour prior to services
Friday, September 25, 2015
First Christian Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor David R. Burling


Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Nevada, Iowa