Dixie Lee Laufenberg, 73

Dixie Lee Laufenberg (nee Richmond), 73, of West Bend, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in West Bend. 

She was born on Jan. 16, 1936, in Eagle River to the late DeWayne and Garnetta (nee Benson) Richmond . On Feb. 25, 1967, she was united in marriage to Gerald Laufenberg in Waukegan , Ill. Dixie worked at KMC Stamping in Port Washington .

Dixie is survived by her husband, Jerry; daughter, Kim (Tom) Stuegtten; daughter-in-law, Janean; five grandchildren, Paul of West Bend, Nicole of Tampa, Fla., Kristal of Saukville, Cassie and Brittney; four great-grandchildren, Ethan, Sierra, Keyona and Nevaeh; a sister, Wonie of Minacqua; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Steve; and three sisters, Kathy, Tinki and Nancy.

A memorial service in honor of Dixie be held on Thursday, April 16, 2009, at 6 p.m. at the Myrhum-Patten Funeral Home, 1315 W. Washington St .   Visitation will be at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of service. 

Memorials to the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral & Cremation Service of West Bend is assisting the family. Online guest book and condolences may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.