Dixie Lee Philips passed away on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at West Ridge Specialty Care in Knoxville, Iowa. Memorial funeral services for Dixie will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Peterson Funeral Home in Carlisle. A visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Interment of Dixie’s ashes will take place in the Palmyra Cemetery at a later date.


Dixie was born on March 17, 1941 in Muscatine, Iowa to Elmer and Alberta Nicklas. Dixie graduated from Muscatine high school in 1958; and went on to graduate from Mercy School of Nursing in Burlington, Iowa in 1961. Dixie worked as a Registered Nurse her entire career. Dixie enjoyed flowers, gardening and taking care of her acreage. Dixie loved quilting. She loved giving her quilts to family and friends.


Dixie is survived by her daughter, Susan (Steven) Kauber of Granby, Colorado; son, Douglas Philips of Keosauqua (Amy Shuttleworth of Lisbon, Iowa), Iowa; companion, Jerald King of Swan, Iowa; father of her 2 children, Kriss (Jo) Philips of Rio Rico, AZ. and 4 grandchildren, Judy Philips, Will Philips, Jack Kauber, Cate Kauber. Dixie was preceded in death by her parents.


Online condolences may be made at www.petersonfuneralservice.com.