Dixianne Szohr
June 7, 1941 - December 2, 2022

WAUWATOSA - (Nee Dombrowski) Born to Eternal Life on Friday, December 2, 2022.  Age 81.  Beloved wife for 54 years of Kenneth P. Szohr.  Dear mother of Jodi (Jon) Nilsen, Frank (Beth) Korosec, Jeffrey (Jeanne) Korosec and Michael (Kim) Szohr.  Loving grandmother of Mark (Julia) Nilsen, Jake (Ashley) Nilsen, Sarah (fiancé Patrick) Nilsen and Haley (Alex) Medina; Annie (William) Alder, Kathryn Korosec, Joseph Korosec and Clare Korosec; Konner Szohr, Maddie Szohr and Charlie Szohr; and great-grandmother to Autumn, Harper, Sophia, Luca and Lola. Dear sister of Marianne Ullrich and Janice (Jeff) Wearing.  Preceded in death by her parents, Richard and Anne Dombrowski; her late husband, Frank N. Korosec; her sister-in-law, Joanne Fehrmann; her brother-in-law, Robert Ullrich; Kenneth's son from a previous marriage, Danny Szohr.    

Dixie was born and raised in Milwaukee, attended St. Anthony of Padua grade school and Pius XI high school. In 1961, Dixie married Frank N. Korosec and had three children, Jodi, Frank, and Jeff. In 1966, Frank passed away. Dixie worked tirelessly raising three children under the age of four, with much help from "Granny and Grandpa." In 1968, Dixie married Ken Szohr. They had one son together, Michael. 

Dixie/Mom/Gramzee was a wonderful gardener and avid antique collector. She had a great passion for rummaging. She loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, unconditionally. She enjoyed watching the children play and encouraged and supported them as they grew into the people they are today. She very much enjoyed sitting in the yard with Ken admiring her flower garden with a drink during cocktail hour.

Dixie was an extremely strong woman. She battled numerous hardships and illnesses throughout her life, but she never let them prevent her from participating in the children’s lives. In sickness and in health, she had an angel by her side, Ken, who lovingly cared for her until she took her final breath. 

Visitation Thursday, January 5, 2023 from 1:00 pm until Time of Memorial Service at 3:00 pm at Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home, 10121 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa

Reception and Celebration of Dixie’s Life will continue immediately following the Memorial Service at Leff's Lucky Town, 7208 W. State Street, Wauwatosa.  Memorials to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation https://give.cff.org/wisconsin/Donate  

or the Cerebral Palsy Foundation  https://donate.cerebralpalsyfoundation.org/give/95593/#!/donation/checkout    appreciated.