ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Dixie E. Bishop, 66, of Estherville will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at Grandview Baptist Church in Estherville with Pastor Joel Jorgenson officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Grandview Baptist Church in Estherville. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville.
She died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at her home in Estherville.
Dixie E. (Estes) Bishop, the daughter of Everett and Ellis (Johnson) Estes, was born Aug. 11, 1947, in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
She received her education in the Shelbyville schools.
Early in her life Dixie was united in marriage to Robert Hand and then Donald Pietrzak. On July 7, 1992, Dixie was united in marriage to Kenneth Bishop in Boiling Springs, Pa. The couple made their home in Estherville where they were both employed at Holiday Express Corporation. Dixie drove over-the-road semi from 1991-2004 and later worked in the parts room. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, knitting and crocheting. She did over 50 afghans and baby blankets. Kenny died June 9, 2012.
She was a member of Grandview Baptist Church in Estherville and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Left to cherish Dixie's memory are her children, Timothy Hand of Arizona, Thomas Hand of California and William (Karin) Hand of Estherville; stepson, Patrick (Lisa) Bishop of New Jersey; grandson, Mark and step-great-grandchildren, Madison, Matthew and Emily Bishop.
Preceding Dixie in death were her husbands; an infant son; and her parents and three half-brothers, Irving, Everett Jr. and Gordon. Online condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com