Former "First Lady of Union" Passes Away
Dixie was described as the "toast" of the town in this Missourian article.
Dixie Van Leer Obituary:
Dixie Van Leer of Union, MO passed away Sunday February 26, 2017.
She is survived by her husband, Glenn Van Leer of Union, MO; three daughters, Pam Klenke and husband Hank of Beaufort, MO, Cindy Groenke and husband Dale of Union, MO, Marcie Van Leer of Union, MO;
Five grandchildren, Laura (Aaron) Borgmann, Megan (Nathan) Isgriggs, Jenna (Matt) Galbreath, Ross and Faith Groenke; Four great-grandchildren, Chase and Ava Borgmann, Lincoln Isgriggs, and Halle Galbreath; two sisters, Linda Metcalf and husband Jim of Union, MO, Kay Lynn Nuernberger and husband Chuck of Union, MO;
sister-in-law, Helen Olm of Toronto, KS; brother-in-law, Marvin "Beef" Van Leer and wife Virginia of Beaufort, MO.
Funeral Service will be held Friday, March 3, 2017 at 10:00 am at Zion United Church Of Christ in Union, MO; burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Visitation for 80 year old Dixie Mae Van Leer will be Thursday from 3-8 p.m. at the Oltmann Funeral Home in Union, MO.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Zion UCC Choir or Developmental Services of Franklin County Incorporated.