Dixie Lee Little, 82, of International Falls, Minn., died Monday, June 3, 2019, at Littlefork Medical Center, Littlefork, Minn.
She was born on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 1937, to Ted and Ethel Dunnweber at International Falls.
Dixie lived at 514 Seventh St. with her parents and two brothers.
When she was 21 she went to California, where she met her first husband, Robert Flick. She had two children with him and they divorced after 18 years.
She worked in different places before returning to International Falls. Dixie loved to meet people and people she met enjoyed visiting with her.
She graduated from Falls High School in 1955, beginning her career as a receptionist at the Koochiching County Welfare Department. She came back years later to resume her employment there in 1969. She loved her job and the people she worked with and the clients. A beautiful retirement party to celebrate her 30 years was given to Dixie at the Holiday Inn.
She and Delbert Little were married in 1993 and retired at the same time.
Dixie’s career began in 1955, working in several clerical positions. She worked at Dun & Bradstreet in Cleveland, Ohio, Gehl Bros. Manufacturing in West Bend, Wis., as a private secretary, and various other positions in Torrence, Calif., and in Wisconsin.
Writing poetry was her number one hobby; she also enjoyed shopping, listening to Bible services and working on jigsaw puzzles with Delbert during the long winters.
They also loved going on trips and just going together on drives.
Delbert and Dixie both enjoyed their computers.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles William Dunnweber.
Survivors include her husband, Delbert Little of International Falls; son, Robert Michael Flick of Thief River Falls, Minn.; daughter, Jeri Louise Flick of International Falls; grandchildren, Larissa and Alyson; and brother, Robert Granville (Ann) Dunnweber of Duluth, Minn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at Evangelical Covenant Church.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral.
Interment will be at Oakley Cemetery, Littlefork.
Condolences may be left at www.greenlarsen.com.
Arrangements are with Green-Larsen Mortuary Inc., International Falls.