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Dawn L. LaMartina

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Dawn L. LaMartina RACINE-Dawn Lee (nee: Larson) LaMartina, 64, passed away at Hospice Alliance’s Hospice House in Racine on June 4th, 2014. Dawn was born in Omaha, Nebraska on January 13, 1950 to Kenneth E. and Gladys E. (nee: Cutler) Larson. On September 7th, 1974, she was united in marriage to Michael A. LaMartina of Racine. Dawn graduated from J. I. Case High School in 1968 and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She worked at St. Mary’s Hospital (now Wheaton All Saints – St. Mary’s) from the time she was 17 until her retirement in 2011 as a candy striper, a nursing assistant and for most of her career as a Health Unit Clerk; most recently in the Emergency Department. In her years at St. Mary’s/Wheaton, Dawn had the pleasure of forming many friendships. These friends should know that they were very important to her; even after she was forced to stop working by a stroke. Dawn is survived by her husband Michael of Racine; daughters Sarah and Marin of Middleton, WI; mother and brother, Ken, of Hot Springs Village, AR; sister, Nancy (Tim) of Glenwood Springs, CO; grandchildren, Siena and Rowan of Middleton, WI; sister-in-law, Peg LaMartina and many nieces and nephews as well as many sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. She was preceded in death by her father and her parents-in-law as well as a brother-in-law, Rick LaMartina. Dawn’s family's heartfelt gratitude goes out to the many special people who helped her throughout her last few weeks; including doctors, nurses and nursing assistants. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages that donations be sent to the non-profit Hospice Alliance at As per Dawn’s wishes, she will be cremated. A celebration of her life will be held at a future date TBA. Please feel free to share stories and photos with the family at Online condolences may be expressed at, Sturino Funeral Home 3014 Northwestern Ave. Racine, WI 53404 (262) 632-4479

Published in Racine Journal Times on June 8, 2014
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