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Dawn Louise (Frank) Dees

Born: Mon., Sep. 15, 1958
Died: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017

Funeral Service


4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 05, 2017
Location: White-Love Funeral Home

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 Dawn Louise Dees, age 59 of Chesterton, passed away on October 2, 2017 at her home. She was born on September 15, 1958 in Valparaiso, IN to Floyd J. and Doris E. Frank, both of whom preceded her in death. On July 11, 1992 at Odgen Gardens in Valparaiso, IN she married Rick Dees who survives in Chesterton.

She is also survived by her daughters, Amanda (Zachary) Krachinski of LaPorte, IN and Jacqueline (Joshua) Holmes of Valparaiso, IN; her sister, Kim (Dan) Miller of Chesterton, IN; and by her grandchildren: Regan Krachinski, Ava Krachinski, Joshua Holmes, and Madison Holmes.

She is also preceded in death by her beloved best friend, Patty Vendl.

Dawn loved gardening and interior design. She also loved decorating the outside of her home for different holidays and seasons. She was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton, IN.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the VNA Hospice Center, 2404 Valparaiso Street, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

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Jill Scheiderer
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
I was very lucky to know Dawn for the last 3 years. She was a truly great person. My sympathies to Rick and her daughter's. I will always cherish the time that we were buddies.

Deb Moulton
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
Dear Kim,

We haven't met for some time, so I hope you don't think it odd for me to be in touch at this poignant moment. The loss of a sister, especially this young, certainly comes with a heavy heart. I lost my sister at 60 and though it was expected for some time, it didn't lessen the loss.
May the memories of your sister remain clear and bright as you learn to live without her.
My heart aches for you.

Take care, Kim.


Karen Massey
   Posted Mon October 02, 2017
I knew Dawn from her work at Northside Café. She was a wonderful person.
Prayers go out to her daughters & husband.

Richard and Cynthia Plank
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
Dear Dawn,

You have always been such a joy to be with, and you will be missed by everyone.

Know that your memory will live on in your beautiful girls and grandchildren. And that your spirit, and the love you've shown, will live on in their hearts forever.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Richard and Cynthia Plank

Drew Gatewood
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
My heart weeps for all the family and friends of Dawn. She was a lovely person. I firmly believe she is now comfortable and looking down at us all the caring eyes. God Bless & God Speed. Also, to finish on a light side Dawn was always ready to firmly put me in my place at the Diner whenever we were in disagreement. I don't think I ever won an argument. ;-) See you again someday Dawn.

Cathy LaTour Loosemore
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
Hello Rick -So sorry to hear this. I haven't seen Dawn in a long time, but I knew her fairly well when we were younger. The two of you had such a true love for each other that it triumphed over everything. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Dave and Kathy Lasayko
   Posted Tue October 03, 2017
Our deepest sympathies to Amanda and her family. I will always remember Dawn and Rick from when we purchased a 64 VW Beetle from Amanda which I still own. I remember Rick showing me a motorcycle scale sculpture that he replicated for Peter Fonda. May she rest in peace in the care of Jesus her Savior.

Camille Kalil
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you at this time. Mothers are such a special gift from God, and I know Dawn will be with you in your hearts forever.

Although the pain of losing your mother seems never ending, know that in time you will be able to enjoy the memories of "Mom" with a smile on your face and joy in your heart for having her with you throughout your lives.

There isn't a day that goes by where I don't think of my mother, always with a smile on my face. I am feeling your pain and know it will get better for you in time.

Love to you all, Aunt

Charlene Koziatek
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
My deepest sympathies to you. Dawn was a very special person. I am currently out of town and will not be able to make the visitation today. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during this most difficult time. Keep your memories close to your heart and take it one day at a time.

michael lasowski mikes auto
   Posted Thu October 05, 2017
rick so sorry for your loss dawn was always a great person to talk with she will be missed by many but not forgotten

Bill Russell
   Posted Sat October 07, 2017
So very sorry to hear this sad news. My sincere condolences to the family

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