AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Dorothy Dawson, of Mora, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 88 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 1:00 pm on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brunswick with Rev. Bob Bohachek officiating.
VISITATION will be held 2 hour prior to the service, beginning at 11:00 am at the church.
INTERMENT will be at 11:15 am on Friday, April 29, 2016; Assembly Area #4 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Dorothy Dawson, a longtime resident of the Mora area, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at the St. Clare Living Community in Mora. She was 88 years old.
Dorothy was born on January 12, 1928 in Chippewa County, MN to Erick and Susan (Huntley) Macziewski. Dorothy graduated the 8th grade in 1942, and later received her GED in 1972. She was so proud of herself for completing her education.
Dorothy married the love of her life, Myles Dawson, in June of 1947. They spent the next 58 years together, raised their 3 boys in the area and were very active in the communities they lived in. Together they bought the Dala Cafe in Mora and ran that with the help of many family and friends. She never met a stranger that she couldn’t make into a friend over her warm homemade bread and a cup of coffee. Their next adventure brought them to West Tawakoni, TX. They enjoyed living near the lake and close to Dorothy’s brothers and their families.
As their family grew back in Minnesota, their desire to be back did too. The retirement in Texas was short lived as Dorothy lived solely for her grandchildren and now great-grandchildren. They moved back to Mora so they could watch their family grow every day.
Dorothy loved a large table filled with food and family in a noisy room. The family always enjoyed getting together to celebrate everything and singing ‘Grandma’s Featherbed’. She especially loved her Sunday all-day cribbage marathons with her boys. She enjoyed ending a wonderful day by watching a Twin’s game go into extra innings.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her infant daughter, her parents, her husband Myles, brother Gale Macziewski and sister-in-law Margaret Macziewski.
Dorothy will be forever loved and missed by her sons, Myles (Lenore) Dawson, Jr of Holdingford, MN; Ralph Dawson of Zimmerman, MN; and Gale (Judy) Dawson of Mora, MN; grandchildren, Donovan (Jodi), Angela (John), Elliott (Hayley), Laura (Josh), Theresa, Jeffrey, Christopher (Kelly), Jennifer (Justin), Nichole (Donald), Adelia (Ryan), and Jennifer; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Reece, Kendyll, Mathew, Ethan, Jack, Tia, Davin, Dakota, Ellie, Ava, Brennon, Peige, Justin, Mikaela, Tucker, Myles, Zoe-Ann, and Dawson; brother, Howard Macziewski of St. Francis, MN ; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and special friends.
The family of Dorothy Dawson would like to give thanks to the St. Clare’s staff for allowing her to live as independently as possible and for giving her the dignity she required towards the end of her life. We would also like to thank the staff at St. Croix Hospice for the exceptional care and comfort they provided over the last 5 years for Dorothy and the whole family. The bond she formed with Jami, Sharon, Lacy and Dani was love at its best. She always adored them, and they her ‘because she’s beautiful.’