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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.’

10 thoughts on “DOROTHY M. DAWSON”

  1. Gramma, you’ll be forever loved and greatly missed. We love you more than words can ever express!
    Ryan, Lia, Tucker and Myles Hass

  2. Love of life, family, friends, and great food. Arms forever open to those that needed love and acceptance. She leaves an amazing legacy to all those that were in her presence. Much love, comfort, and peace to your family. Love to all… Becky

  3. Dorothy was special, always stepping in to help others. Dorothy could always make you feel at home and welcomed. You will be missed.
    Love to the entire family❤💕💓!!!!

  4. Gramma, you made this world a better place. You made me a better person. You touched everyone you met. I will never forget you, and those crazy perms you gave all of us. RIP beautiful lady. You will be missed by so many. Love Always Sandy Jane.

  5. Dorothy, you were a blessing to me, one of the first people I met when I moved to Mora, welcoming me with your brilliant smile and kind words. You will be forever fondly remembered.

  6. Dear Auntie,
    I will miss your warmth and loving ways. You were always so welcoming when we came to visit and wanted us to visit whenever we could. I wish I would have visited you more. It was my loss, Sweet Lady. You will always have a special place in my heart, Auntie.
    Love You Always,

  7. Our sympathy to Dorothy’s family. We got to know her through a dear mutual friend, Miriam Grimm. She was always friendly & kind. I still have her sugar cookie recipe.

  8. Aunt Dorothy was the best Aunt I was blest to be able to spend time with her while they lived in Texas. I remember the laughter. The Minnesota accent. And the delicious food. Her hugs were the best RIP. You are in my heart

  9. We will forever miss Aunt Dorothy’s laugh and joy. She was so much fun to be around and her food was wonderful. We really missed her when she moved back to Minnesota to be closer to her family.

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