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Dawn Louise Karslake

Dawn Louise Karslake

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Dawn Louise Karslake, 79, of Vanderbilt, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021.

She was born the daughter of Paul and Emma (Norwood) Thayer on January 7, 1942, in Allegan Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband, Ron.

Dawn is survived by her children, Neva Karslake of Vanderbilt, Keith (Nicole) Karslake of Waxahachie, TX, and Katherine (Roger) Spreeman of Vanderbilt; grandchildren, Amanda (Blaine) Perkins, Tiffany (Justin) Mitchell, Jay Karslake, Julia Karslake, Christopher Karslake, Brooke (Nick) Slowinski, and Ashley Spreeman; fifteen great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Gordon Karslake Jr.; siblings, Joann Sheets, and Clifford “Skip” Thayer.

She loved serving the Lord and serving His church.  Dawn was always tending to her gardens and she loved to quilt.  She sewed love in whatever she did.  Dawn cherished family and friends.

The family has chosen to remember her privately at this time and is planning a memorial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vanderbilt Community Church, PO Box 1, Vanderbilt, MI 49795.

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

11 comments on “Dawn Louise Karslake”

  1. Don and Mary Howrd

    What an angel. She will be missed. Sure she is planting Heavens flower garden.

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  2. They were wonderful people that would do anything for anyone. They were awesome landlords. I will miss them dearly. I am truly sorry for the family’s loss.

    • We are so sorry for your Loss of your Mom and Dad, they were both great people, and we will miss them so muc and we all love them from Vanderbilt. Prayers and Hugs to all your family, Neva, Cathy, and your Brother, and all your Families. From the Don and Joan Chaffee family.

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    • Ron and Corlee Harris

      We are so sorry to hear of your parents’ passings. We were both classmates (Class of 1961) of your Mom. I was blessed to know Dawn not only as a classmate, but as a friend. My husband knew your Dad when he was a mechanic for James S. Harris Construction. They were both wonderful people and will be missed. May the Lord hold you in His arms and help you through your grief.

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    • We are heart-broken over the loss of both Uncle Ron and Aunt Dawn. Such sweet memories of holidays and visits. I knew Uncle Ron would help with anything I needed, and Aunt Dawn’s smile and caring heart always made me feel welcomed and loved. What a blessing, too, to know how much they loved each other! We are praying for you in the days ahead.

      • Patricia A Broadhurst

        I am so sorry for your loss of both Dawn and Ron. Am praying for God to fill the loss with memories of love and happiness for the great lives they had and the wonderful family. May God hold you in his arms of peace and comfort. Bless you.

        • Your mom was so sweet. Prayers for you and your family as you celebrate her life and love for you all!

          • Our hearts are broken dear Neva over the loss of your parents. I loved Dawn’s sweet smile every Sunday & your dad and mom so missed every where in Vanderbilt. Our little church misses her touch in the flower gardens to the kitchen help and all she did in love. Please feel the prayers of friends holding u up. Love Cindi & George Jackson.

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