We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Scott M. Nelson FD Tessa Ward FD
Dixie Lynn Woods-Balstad, 67, formerly of Mayville, ND, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 19, 2022, at the Lutheran Home at Kane, after a brief illness.
She was born on July 20, 1954 in Kane to the late Elmer Woods Sr. and Lucille Swedenhjelm. A graduate of Kane Area High School in 1972, Dixie had an adventurous spirit. She enjoyed people and had a very giving heart, she also loved animals and gardening. While living in North Dakota, she had a large vegetable garden and had taken a Master Gardener Class. Dixie always had a smile and appreciated her friends and family. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
Dixie is survived by her sons, Kol Balstad of Mayville, ND, and Drew Balstad of Fargo, ND; sister Carolyn(Richard)Eastman of Pittsfield, PA., and her brother Elmer(Shirley) B. Woods, Jr. of West Bend, WI; grandson Issac Wallette of Fargo, ND; nieces and nephews, Anissa(Chad)Greenawalt of Warren, PA., Nikki(Kevin)Airaudi of West Bend, WI; Jason(Melissa)Woods, West Bend, WI, Brian Woods of Los Angeles, CA.
In addition to her parents, Dixie was preceded in death by her grandparents Arthur and Bertha Larson, Earl and Martha Woods; stepfathers John Struffolino and Ray Swedenhjelm.
Friends will be received on Saturday, May 28th, 2022, from 10:00am to 11:00am at the First United Methodist Church,112 Greeves St. Kane, PA., at which time a funeral service will be held with Pastor Tom Eastman officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. Memorial Donations may be made to the Lutheran Home at Kane, 100 High Point Dr. Kane, PA 16735; the First United Methodist Church,112 Greeves St. Kane, PA., and the Otterbein United Methodist Church, 258 Dalrymple St. Pittsfield, PA., 16340. Condolences may be made to the family at nelsonfuneralhome.net.
The Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services have been entrusted with all arrangements.