Dallas Dix Obituary

Dallas R. Dix
Dallas Dix
Dallas R. Dix

December 2, 1951 - November 25, 2012
Born in Creston, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Dallas Richard Dix, born December 2, 1951, in Creston, IA, was the oldest son of Richard and Lois Dix of Greenfield, IA. On November 25, 2012, he passed away at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dallas was happy to have married his high school sweetheart, Patsy Pfundheller. They were married for 40 years.

Dallas and Patsy raised three kids, Jason (Jen) Dix, Staci (Jeff) Kittell, and Lisa (Josh) Green. The true love of Dallas' life was his grandkids. His son, Jason, has three kids: Bryce, Blake, and Evan Dix. His oldest daughter, Staci, has three kids: Austin Hedlund, Lindsie Hedlund, and Peyton Kittell, plus three step kids: Kayla, Karla, and Cody Kittell. His youngest daughter, Lisa, has two kids: Pete and Sam Green. Dallas enjoyed having them day or night and teaching them to fish, hunt and garden.

The amazing family Dallas had includes his mother, Lois Dix; brother, Greg (Janet) Dix; sister, Rhonda (Rich) Purdy; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father , parents-in-law, and infant grandson.

Dallas 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, then run home, shirtless, to bring you the rest of his shirts. In fact, one of his final wishes was to give some of his hunting gear to a friend.

His youngest daughter, Lisa, states "I was happy to be able to remind him of something that he told me many times 'The good ones go first.' Dad never thought he was the best, smartest or toughest (well, sometimes ), 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 he is a better boy because of the time that they shared. I am certain that his other grandkids were equally blessed by his influence.

He was an incredible dad and grandpa. People who had the opportunity to know him will remember his giving spirit, sense of humor, and his love for his grandkids. We will miss him every day, but are happy to know that we have a guardian angel such as him!"

Dallas was an avid gardener. He loved to show his grandchildren how to plant and harvest a garden. After his early retirement from the tree service, he and his beloved dog would drive the countryside, watching for deer, looking at livestock, and watching field crops grow.

For 15 years, Dallas worked as a tree trimmer, which he enjoyed. The outdoors in general was a large part of his life. Memories of him hunting with his son, grandson, brother, nephews and friends, will live on forever.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, November 29, 2012
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, November 29, 2012
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