Dawn ‘Dawnie’ Nelson

June 15, 1970 - June 21, 2006

Dawn "Dawnie" Nelson of Waukesha passed away Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, at age 36. Dawn was born June 15, 1970, at West Allis Memorial Hospital, the daughter of John Ken Nelson and Barbara (nee England) Nelson. Dawn was a graduate of Waukesha North High School, graduating in 1988. In recent years, she was a employee of We Energies.

Dawn will be sadly missed by her two sisters, Chevelle Nelson and Christine (nee Nelson) Hagen, and godson and nephew, Tony J. Nelson, all of Waukesha. She is further survived by her godparents, Jackie (Dick) Mortenson of Coon Rapids, Minn.; uncles, Jim (Maureen) England of Rocklin, Calif., Edward England of Rhinelander, Raymond Nelson of Ashland and Jerry (Joyce) Nelson of Germantown; aunts, Betty Lou (Al) Rolerat of Neshkoro, Nancy (Harold) King of Hoyt Lakes, Minn., and Kathleen (Duane) Schraufnagel of Princeton, Minn.; and other dear cousins, relatives and close friends.

She was preceded in death by both parents, John and Barbara Nelson; grandparents, William and Christine England and Carl and Julia Nelson; aunt, Madaline England; and uncle, William T. England.

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 25, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Monday, June 26, at the funeral home, with a procession to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 Highway 59, Waukesha, for Mass. The Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the church, with the Rev. Jim Loehr officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the family for a charity to be decided at a later date.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.