Dixie Louise (Laney) EldeDixie Louise (Laney) Elde, 77, of Duluth, passed away in her home on Friday, May 3, 2013.
Dixie Louise (Laney) Elde, 77, of Duluth, passed away in her home on Friday, May 3, 2013.
She was born in 1935 to Lyle and Elinore Laney in Park Falls, Wis. Dixie attended Proctor schools and graduated in 1953. On Feb. 6, 1953, she married Ronald Elde in Carlton County, Minn. They recently celebrated 60 years of marriage, in February 2013.
Dixie was a loving person who continued to give until her last breath was taken. She was an active member for over 70 years and served in all capacities at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Proctor. She was a Little League coach, Cub Scout leader, on the first committee of PAWS (Proctor Area Winter Sports) and worked for many years at Elde’s General Store. In Dixie’s downtime, she and Ron loved to attend auctions and spend time together at their cabin on Big Sandy Lake in McGregor, Minn.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother-in-law, Roy Lindberg.
Dixie is survived by her husband, Ronald Elde; her children, Greg Elde, Debra (Eric) Madson, and Candi (Les) Reed; sister, Sharon Lindberg; brother, Bob (Kerry) Laney; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 614 2nd St., Proctor, and again at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7. Service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m., also at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Entombment at Sunrise Memorial Park and Cemetery.
To leave a memory of Dixie or words of support online, please visit www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com.