Dixie Fay Carston, 85

October 03, 2023

Dixie Fay Carston passed away September 24, 2023, at the age of 85 at Lakewood Care Center in Baudette Minnesota.

Dixie was born May 31, 1938, to Elmer and Thelma Mabry in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin where she also attended and graduated high school. She was united in marriage with Charles Leroy Carston on January 26, 1956, in Gulfport Mississippi. While Charles was in the Air Force it brought them and their four children to the Baudette Air Force Base. They spent two years there and following Charles's retirement, they returned to Baudette and made it their permanent home.

Dixie worked at the Lake of the Woods Sheriff's Department as a dispatcher for 20 years. Sadly, Charles passed away in 1991, but she found happiness again with Roy Abraham. Dixie loved being with family no matter what it was. She was blessed with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren which filled her heart. Dixie loved to travel and made it a life goal to see every state at least once. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church where you could always find her with a smile on her face and good conversation.

Dixie is survived by her children, Charlene Carston (Steven Mollberg), Charles Carston (Rebeca), Cindy Fitton (Robert), Son-in-law Derry Strohl, Brother Donnie (Lorreta) Mabry, Sister Diana Tendrup (Charlie), 11 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband Charles Carston, daughter Cherie Strohl, infant son Gary Dean, brothers Elmer Jr., Ted, and Burrell, Partner Roy, and father Elmer and mother Thelma.

There will be a service in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, at a later time, where she will be placed to rest by her husband Charles.