Dixie Dean (Barnett) Rolofson, age 90, of Red Oak, Iowa, passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Dixie was born February 15, 1928, in Allendale, Missouri, the daughter of Francis and Mae (Poe) Barnett.
Dixie graduated from the Westboro High School in 1946 and was united in marriage to Warren “Pete” Rolofson on July 7, 1946, in Hiawatha, Kansas. They began their married life on a farm east of Westboro. They lived on farms near Tarkio, Missouri, until 1957 when they moved to Iowa. They lived on an acreage on the edge of Red Oak. Pete passed away on October 5, 2012, just before his 90th birthday.
Dixie took a year of nurse’s training in Shenandoah and worked at several jobs. She was employed at Thos. D. Murphy Co. calendar factory, at a restaurant as a manager, at Union Carbide for 29 years, and 14 years at No Frills as a cashier. She was also the owner and operator of Rusty’s at the local swimming pool. Dixie retired from Hy-Vee at the age of 77 years. Dixie enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, and tending her flowers, especially orchids. Dixie loved her pets and truly treasured time spent with her grandchildren. She was a longtime member of the Red Oak Eagles Lodge where she was the secretary/treasurer of REAC for several years.
Preceding her in death were her parents; husband, Warren “Pete” Rolofson; brothers, Carl and Junior Barnett; son-in-law, Eugene Roof; and niece, Sharon Barnett. Dixie’s sister-in-law, June Wensel, also passed away June 10, 2018. Survivors include her children: Dean Rolofson and wife Patty of Tarkio, Missouri; Gayle Rolofson of Maryville, Missouri; Linda Roof of Watauga, Texas; Danny Rolofson and wife Joni of Red Oak, Iowa; Carey Rolofson and wife Lindy of Platte City, Missouri; and Steve Rolofson and wife Angie of Platte City, Missouri; grandchildren: Dr. Tyler (Devan) Rolofson, Jeremy (Polly) Rolofson, Pete (Bess) Rolofson, Mike (Marni) Nickolaison, Lynn Sundberg, Terra (Chad) Bosley, Natasha Rolofson, Shawn Rolofson, Brentt Hughes, Carisa (Curtis) Patterson, Jana Rolofson, Amanda (Ryan) Campbell, Brett (Cara) Rolofson, Breann Rolofson, Zachary Rolofson, and Abigail Rolofson; great-grandchildren: Ansley Rolofson, Savanna Reese, Grayson, Ashley, and Drake Nickolaison, Triston Sherlock, McKayla and Ryan Carter, Colin, Gwen, Sylvia, Jaeden, Jolaine, Sethan, and Suzette Rolofson, Jake Hughes, Garrett and Ryleigh Patterson, Noah, Lilly, Daisy, and Rosie Campbell, and Finley and Emery Rolofson; brother, George Barnett and wife Ann of Tarkio; brother-in-law, Paul Rolofson and wife Gloria of Gresham, Oregon; many nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel in Red Oak, Iowa, with burial to take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Home Cemetery in Tarkio, Missouri. Visitation with the family will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the family or the Christian Church in Tarkio, Missouri.
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel of Red Oak, Iowa is in charge of arrangements.