Brice Dix

Nov 2, 2019
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Memorial Visitation at 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, November 10, 2019, with a time of sharing at 2:30 p.m. at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St., Waterloo.



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Brice Dix, 44, of Raymond, IA, died at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics on Saturday, November 2, 2019.


He was born August 23, 1975 in Waterloo, IA, son of Scott and Diane Fairbanks Dix and graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1993.


Brice was a chef at Bourbon Street and the Montage restaurants in Cedar Falls, The Ground Round in Waterloo, the Pelican Isle Yacht Club in Naples, Florida, and for the Western Home Communities in Cedar Falls, most recently at Table 1912. He attended Kimball Avenue United Methodist Church in Waterloo.


He had a passion for creating flavorful dishes - he was a self-taught chef. He enjoyed attending Iowa Irish Fest and also carved ice sculptures for Holiday Hoopla in Cedar Falls. He loved racing motorcycles. He attended a training course and loved spending time at Jenning's Raceway in Northern Florida.


Survived by: his daughter, Meghan Dix of Parkersburg; his mother, Diane Dix of Evansdale; two brothers, Eric Dix of Waterloo and Nathan Dix of Evansdale; a sister, Ashley Dix of Waterloo; his maternal grandmother, LuAnne Bearbower of Cedar Falls; his significant other, Bambi Kleckner of Waverly; and many beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.


He is preceded in death by his father, Scott Dix; paternal grandparents, Fred Jr. and Marilyn Dix; maternal grandfather, Duane Fairbanks; a step maternal grandfather, Irmel Bearbower; and an uncle, Michael Dix.

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  1. Mike Knipp | Nov 09, 2019
    Rest in pease Brice!
  2. Cara Lott | Nov 06, 2019

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Diane and Family. He sure has come a long way from when I first met him and you have so much to be proud of. He grew into an amazing man! Will always be thankful for our friendship and time spent with him. Thinking of you all! 

  3. Tara McCool | Nov 06, 2019
    I'm trying my hardest to get back to see you Bricey. I still can't believe you are gone. I know you & Scott are kicking it up there in heaven, but we sure do miss you a lot down here. We have so many memories it's insane!! I don't even know where to start, so I'm just going to keep those memories close to me & cherish them forever. You were just all around a great person, always knew what to say & when, your sense of humor is ridiculous. Glad you made me some bomb ass food when I was back for gmas funeral. You're always in my heart. Sending my love to everyone <3
  4. Jari | Nov 06, 2019


    we had some good times at shags but even better times when we cooked together. You will be missed by many.

    My Condolences to the family an friends he was one of a kind. Ma peace be with you all...

  5. Amanda Kuntz | Nov 05, 2019
    Still in shock. Brice was a one of a kind guy, he was the most caring and nice person that would bend over backwards to help someone even with everything he had going on. Had alot of fun riding motorcycles with him and Gina, Justin, and Eric out in Cedar Falls and going to Roux Orleans when he was a chef there and eating his amazing food. He will definately be missed and never forgotten rest easy Brice and I'll see you again someday.
  6. Stephanie | Nov 05, 2019
    Brice was my supervisor at Hyvee and he was always so full of energy. I liked to bake and I would share my cookies and treats with him at work and he would share cooking tips. I also ended up working at the casino the same time he did and he brought chicken to me in the office one day. I was so shocked to hear about his passing, he will be greatly missed.
  7. Ken Miller | Nov 05, 2019
  8. George Epps | Nov 05, 2019
    Brice and I were friends from the moment we met at East High. We lost touch after school for awhile, but reconnected when we both happened to be in Iowa City for chemotherapy. We promised to check on each other for support and talked once a month since then. A truly 100% great soul gone too soon. See you in paradise buddy!
  9. Chasity Halbfass | Nov 05, 2019


    You had been through so much in short life here but always seemed to overcome them and still had a smile everytime I saw you. I remember us hanging out with the six pack at Scott's house, hanging at Shag's and you cooking for us at Bourbon street. You were such a nice guy!! God must have decided he needed you more than we do. Rest In Paradise until we meet again. 

  10. Will Frost | Nov 05, 2019
    Brice you were a one of a kind man and one heck of a friend. It literally breaks my heart to have to say that you will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you buddy and to your amazing family. Thank you for just being you and being darn awesome at it. Rest well until we see you again.
  11. Brooke Tudor | Nov 05, 2019
    Brice... I'll never forget you. Such an amazing person. And your daughter and mother. You loved them so much. Brice... I am glad you are in no more pain but life just is not fair!! Fly High Sweetheart 
  12. Heather leohr | Nov 05, 2019
    my heart goes out to all his family and friends at this time you know when u first came to larke i wasnt sure i was gonna like you but you came in and never once made me feel like yiu didnt want me apart of your team thank you for the lessons u taught me in the short time i was privileged to work with you! Make great creations up there n fly high till next time see you later
  13. Jake Soppe | Nov 05, 2019
    The cedar valley will never taste the same again :(  He is missed by many.  
  14. Heather Powers | Nov 05, 2019

    Diane, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you & your family are in my prayers. May God comfort you during this difficult time. 

    Heather Powers

  15. Shaun Kubik | Nov 05, 2019
    May God comfort all your loved ones Brotha I'm glad you are in no more pain! One good dude god bless you and fly high and fast with your new wings
  16. Rick Yount | Nov 05, 2019
    Brice was an amazing human being. Having known him for a few years and worked beside him in the F&B at the Isle, I love coming up with drinks to pair with some of his specials! Brice always had a kind word and I remember joming with him and the late Jake Turnage. He will be missed. Rest in peace my friend! A true fighter till the end!!!!!😢
  17. barbara dix | Nov 05, 2019
    such a wonderful young man! may your family be comforted at this time! may GOD hold you in his arms and be at peace! you are in my prayers every night! you will be sadly missed !!!
  18. Heather Rios | Nov 05, 2019
     Oh Man. I didn't see this coming. You've survived everything life has thrown at you and finally, God seen you needed rest. Such a nice guy. From 8th grade to old farts in our 40's, I appreciate your time and kindness. Loved our convos over coffee and the awesome cheese curds you'd make me before I went to work. I was having a hard day at work, and you came out of your way to deliver me a coffee and give me a hug. You will be missed! You are in such a better place now and I pray God comforts your family and girlfriend thru this sad time.

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