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Donald Dawes


1938 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Donald Dawes Obituary
Donald Dawes passed into his eternal home and into the arms of his Savior on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at his home in Hendersonville following a seventeen year battle with cancer. He was born December 11, 1938 in St. Clair, Michigan.
A longtime resident of Henderson County; Donald was employed with General Electric for 33 years. He was an active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Hendersonville where he participated in a variety of ministries and mission trips. He enjoyed playing golf and fishing, especially with his family. He also enjoyed spending summers fishing in Port Clinton with his wife along with friends and family. He was most proud of his family and as the years have passed never stopped in praying with and for them. He was able to remain active until the last six months of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rosaleen; his four children, Michele and her husband, Mike, Matt and his wife, Barbara, Mitch and his wife, Amy, and Marc and his wife, Dawn; twelve grandchildren, Megan and her husband, David, Martin, Micayla, Ashton, Preston, Clayton, Delaney, Will, Ally, Jacob, Mackenzie and Nathan.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Grace Lutheran Church officiated by the Reverend Greg Williams.
No formal visitation is planned.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Donald's memory be directed to Grace Lutheran Church's Youth Ministry or St. Lebre Indian School, Ashland, Montana.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of the arrangements.
Published in The Times-News on Aug. 19, 2016
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