Dawn Marie (Ham) Railsback (1968 - 2013)

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PALO – Dawn Marie (Ham) Railsback, 44, of Palo passed away peacefully on March 8 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha following a courageous battle with cancer.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 13, at Phillips Funeral Home Chapel, 212 East Sixth Street, in Vinton with Rev. Duane Wilcox officiating. Interment will be at Parker's Grove Cemetery near Shellsburg. Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, also at the funeral home in Vinton. A Memorial Fund has been established.
Dawn was born October 13, 1968 at Cedar Rapids to Dennis and Karen (Nelson) Ham. She graduated from Urbana High School and attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids.
Dawn was united in marriage to Steve Railsback on October 26, 1991 at Parker's Grove Church near Shellsburg.
She worked at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids for 17 years as a telecommunications specialist.
Dawn is survived by her husband, Steve Railsback; her sons, Brandon (Jasmin) Railsback and their daughter, Christopher (Jaime) Railsback and their two children; her daughter, Cheyenne Railsback; her parents, Dennis and Karen Ham; her brother, James (Sandra) Ham and their two children; her sisters, Lynette (Robert) Perkins and their two children; and Lisa (Ed Clair) Burgess and her daughter.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Mar. 18 to Apr. 6, 2013