Dixie Jo Hyde, 64, passed away on October 17, 2018. A gathering of friends and family will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, October 28, with a memorial service following at 4 p.m., at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care, 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa.

Dixie was born March 9, 1954 in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri to Richard and JoAnn Fiester. Dixie grew up in Blairstown, Iowa and graduated from Benton Community High School in 1972. She then attended Northeast Missouri State University where she received her RN in Nursing. Dixie was eventually named Nurse Manager in the Emergency Department at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, IA.

On October 2, 1976 she married Joseph William Hyde. They made their home in Ames, Iowa with their children. Dixie enjoyed reading and spending time with her children.  Her true joy in life was her grandson Ivan and being his Grandma Dixie these past 12 years.

Dixie is survived by her husband, Joe Hyde; daughter, Emily Hyde (Edward Bignar); son, Justin Hyde; grandson, Ivan Hyde; stepdaughter, Billie Jo (Kevin) Waddle; sister, Jeri (Don) Maas and their family Luke and Beth Maas (Fletcher and Macoy), Clint and Erica Maas (Rayner), and Josi and Austin Teneyck (Kingston and baby T); sister, Holly Karsten and her family Tyler Karsten (Cody Schilling), and McKenna and Dillon Feldmann; as well as her husband Joe’s extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, as well as her brother-in-law, Denny Karsten.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the American Red Cross.

Online condolences may be directed to: www.grandonfuneralandcremationcare.com.