Dixie Lynn (Fleck) Lorenz, age 74, passed away on Friday, June 11, 2021 at the Knoxville Hospital and Clinics in Knoxville.
Dixie’s wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at Winfield Funeral Home in Knoxville from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. Dixie’s family will be present to greet friends and relatives.
Dixie was born on March 23, 1947 at the Mahaska County Hospital. She attended Eddyville High School and graduated with the Class of 1965. Dixie was united in marriage to Dan Brees in 1967. They were blessed with two children, Bryan and Lisa. They later divorced and in 2005, Dixie married Adrian Lorenz. They were married until his passing in 2013. Dixie worked at the Overall Factory in Oskaloosa, Boomsma’s Egg Factory in Pella, and for a short time at the Knoxville Raceway Laundromat.
Dixie had a passion for fishing. She enjoyed cooking, dark chocolate Dove candy, and orange slices. She especially loved spending time with her family. They will remember her as ornery, loving, and not afraid to speak her mind. Dixie had a great sense of humor and her family enjoyed teasing her by calling her Trixie. She was deeply loved by them all and will be forever missed.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Bryan Brees (Angela Pitts), and Lisa Brees (Brad Sills); mother, Irene Fleck; sister, Vickie Nikkle; five grandchildren, Joshua Brees, Mark Hannan, Brett Hannan, Amber Hannan, and Abby Brees; also one step great-grandson, Gabe Washington.
Dixie is preceded in death by her husband, Adrian Lorenz; father, Ray Fleck; granddaughter, Haley Noel Brees; and brother, LaVerne Fleck.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Dixie’s memory to her family.