Dixie Neier

Dixie Lee Neier

Friday, June 5th, 1931 - Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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NEIER, DIXIE LEE, age 88, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Prestige Centre in
Mt. Pleasant.

A Memorial Service for Dixie will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Julie Greyerbiehl officiating. A Luncheon will immediately follow in the Reflections Reception Center. Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery. The family will receive friends the day of the service from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, The Care Team Hospice, or the Friends of the Library. Envelopes will be available at the funeral chapel.

Dixie was born June 5, 1931, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the daughter of Paul and Mary (Shupp) Brace.
She married Richard L. Neier on June 10, 1956, in Mt. Pleasant. Dixie worked as an elementary physical
education teacher at Mt. Pleasant Public Schools for 40 years, retiring in 1993. She was a member of
First United Methodist Church in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Education Association, National Education
Association, and General Federation of Women’s Clubs. She loved bird watching and reading.

Dixie is survived by her children: Rick Neier of Tawas City, Paula Neier of Mt. Pleasant, and Robert Neier
of Rockford.

Dixie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and her sisters, Elizabeth Holmes and Enola

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    114 South Bradley Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, June 6th, 2020 11:00am
    Clark Family Funeral Chapel
    114 South Bradley Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Julie Greyerbiehl
  • Reception

    Reflections Reception Center
    114 South Bradley Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Posted at 03:02pm
Dixie was a great friend to my mother, Jackie, and my aunt Lorraine. Jackie's parents settled in Mt. Pleasant in the 1930's when her father, Claude, got a position teaching at Central. Dixie and Dick lived half a block down on Washington street, and they always came down to visit and drink coffee when we were in Mt. Pleasant. Paula was so nice to invite me down to their house to play games. It seemed like those summer days would continue forever. Dixie was so very nice to Geneva and Claude, always looking in on them and helping out as they got older and more frail. After Geneva and Claude passed on, Dixie would still drive up to Marquette to visit Jackie.

After Dixie and Dick had married and moved into the Washington Street house, Geneva went to visit her. Dixie had found pots of dirt in the basement and had intended to throw them out. Geneva realized the pots of dirt were surprise lilies wintering over. The lilies were split and repotted and redistributed so Dixie, Geneva, Jackie, and Lorraine all had some, and now my sister Faith and I have some descended from the initial batch.

Dixie was larger than life, so spirited and vivacious. We all miss her terribly. We extend our deepest condolences to Rick, Paula, and Robert.
-Chris and the Love/Proulx/Burns families.

Jacqulyn King

Posted at 01:52pm
The Sisters of Sigma Sigma Sigma send their deepest sympathies to Dixie's family. She graced us with her membership, being initiated into the Alpha Phi Chapter of Tri Sigma at Central Michigan University on May 9, 1950. We were honored that Dixie was able to join us in celebrating the chapter's 75th anniversary on April 29, 2017. She was a loyal Tri Sigma Sister "Faithful Until Death". May she rest peacefully in Omega.

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