Dixie A. Wierwille, 73, died Dec. 06, 2012, at 7 a.m. at her residence, ending a three year courageous struggle with cancer.
She was born March 4, 1939, in Franklin to Richard and Sarah Beam Arbaugh, who preceded her in death. She married the love of her life, Robert D. Wierwille, on Dec. 28, 1979, and he survives in New Bremen.
Also surviving is her daughter, Kimberly Wint, of New Bremen; three stepdaughters, Kelly (Dan) Brown, of Miamisburg, Jamie (Steve) Hanna, of Sunset Beach, Calif., and Janel (John) Schwartz, of New Bremen; seven grandchildren, Tony Brown, of Tempe, Ariz., Cody Brown, of San Diego, Kelly Hanna and Zack Hanna, of Sunset Beach, Calif., Caty Hanna, of Fullerton, Calif., Jessica Cavanaugh, of Orange, Calif., and Evan Wint, of New Bremen; two great-grandchildren; her sister, Ruth Masters, of Franklin; her brother, Richard Arbaugh, of Byrdstown, Tenn.; and six nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was her brother, David Arbaugh; her sister, Charlotte Neal; and a niece and a nephew.
Dixie was a graduate of Franklin High School and was employed at the Disneyland Hotel and Crown Lift Trucks in California. Her interests included her one of a kind beaded bracelets painting, gardening, stained glass, NASCAR, crossword puzzles and her two Yorkies.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The Rev. Becky Erb Strang will officiate. A private burial will be held in Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grand Lake Hospice or to the church memorial fund.
Condolences to the family may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.