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Dixie M. Buns

January 23, 1929 — December 20, 2023

Woden

Dixie M. Buns

Dixie M. Buns, 94, of Woden, passed away Wednesday, December 20, 2023, at the Titonka Care Center.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 28, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Woden.  Burial will be in Bingham Township Cemetery.

To view her service on our YouTube Channel please click the following link:  https://youtu.be/w3t-eriOljE

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time at the church on Thursday.

Dixie Marie Buns, the daughter of George Th. and Theresa Gerdes, was born January 23, 1929, in Woden. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Woden.  Dixie attended country school and graduated from Woden High School in 1946.  After graduating from high school she worked  at one of the business in Woden.   On July 2, 1947, she was married to James Buns at St. John’s Lutheran Church.  She and James were married for 67 years until his death on September 20, 2014.  They lived on a farm north of Woden where they farmed and raised their family.  After her children were in school, she worked as a teacher’s aide at Woden Elementary School and then at First State Bank in Woden until her retirement. Dixie and James moved off the farm to Woden in 1972. She and James enjoyed spending time at their summer cottage on Big Spirit Lake, fishing, going to garage sales and spending time with their children and grandchildren. Dixie lived all of her life in Woden until moving to the Summit House in Britt in March of 2023 and then to Titonka Care Center a week ago. Dixie will be remembered by her family for the quilts she made for each of them.  She also made many baby quilts and afghans for the church and was part of the Women’s quilting group for many years.

She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where she belonged to WELCA.

Dixie is survived by her two children, Becky Crone of Woden and Michal (Valerie) Buns of Iowa City; grandchildren, Matthew (Sandy) Crone, Carrie (Kelly) Snieder, Andrew (Brenda) Buns, Seth (Nikki) Buns, Jonathan (Emily) Buns, Janaya Buns, Dylan (Katrina) Larson, Nicklys Larson and Anna (Mike) Halerewicz; great-grandchildren, Logan Crone, Dayman Halerewicz, Sebastian Buns and Liara Buns; brother-in-law, Maurice Buns of Woden; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kristi Buns-Larson; sons-in-law, Jim Crone and Steve Larson; great-grandson, Ian; sisters, Marion Twedt Buns and Mae Twedt;  brothers-in-law, Earl Twedt, John Buns, and Mark Twedt; and parents-in-law, Tony and Verna Buns.

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Thursday, December 28, 2023

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