Dawn S. Naig
August 7, 1928 - March 27, 2017
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Celebration of Life Service will take place at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. Family and friends are invited to the church hall immediately following the service for refreshments and fellowship.

Dawn Sewell Naig, daughter of Augusta Maine (Sewell) Parish Church and John Charles Parish was born August 7, 1928 at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. She was a graduate of Emmetsburg High School.

On August 30, 1953, Dawn was united in marriage to Obed Naig at the First Congregational Church in Emmetsburg. The couple made their home on the family farm (now a century farm) near Depew, IA.

Dawn was involved in many church and community organizations. She volunteered her time and talents as a caregiver to many. She loved music, cooking, baking, sewing and handwork. She made many dolls, painting them and sewing all of their clothes. She loved to visit and host friends at her home, but more than anything, she treasured her entire family - husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, and she was a founding member of the Palo Alto County Hospital Auxiliary and the Palo Alto County Historical Society. She spent much of her adult life volunteering for organizations which promoted Emmetsburg and Palo Alto County.

On Monday, March 27, 2017, Dawn passed away at the Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Obed of Emmetsburg; two daughters: Marit and her husband, Dr. Frank Veltri of Emmetsburg and Angela Hetrick of Cylinder; son, Bert Naig and his wife, Julie of Cylinder; sister, Autumn "Bing" and her husband, Virgil Plume; sister-in-law, Virginia and her husband, Harlan Holstead; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, godchildren, relatives and friends.

Dawn was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: John Parish and his wife, Alberta and Eldon Parish; sister, Virginia Parish; and her son-in-law, Butch Hetrick; brother-in-law, Rev. Harold Naig and his wife, Jeanette.
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Sat, April 8, 2017
1:30 PM


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Bethany Lutheran Church
703 Broadway Street
Emmetsburg, Iowa 50536


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Diane and Paul Schaefer
Apr 7, 2017

Dawn was my very closest and dearest friend. From the moment we met I knew we would be friends forever. Dawn and Obed even came to New Orleans to visit us. Their visit meant so much to Paul and me. The miles may hav... more

Apr 7, 2017
Dawn was my very closest and dearest friend. From the moment we met I knew we would be friends forever. Dawn and Obed even came to New Orleans to visit us. Their visit meant so much to Paul and me. The miles may have separated us, but our friendship continued through telephone conversations and occasional visits for almost thirty years. I am deeply saddened by the loss of my dear friend.

Diane and Paul Schaefer
Pat Poeppe Metzger
Apr 6, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ramona Fleck
Apr 4, 2017

Family of Dawn Naig. She was a special friend of my parent Wesley and Irene Anderson. May your family be blessed in knowing that she was special lady and may she have everlasting peace and no more pain. Sympathies to all... more

Apr 4, 2017
Family of Dawn Naig. She was a special friend of my parent Wesley and Irene Anderson. May your family be blessed in knowing that she was special lady and may she have everlasting peace and no more pain. Sympathies to all.

Ramona Fleck
Anne Marie Nelson
Apr 3, 2017

Our community has lost a great supporter of worthy causes. I remember how much fun Lois Quam and I had wallpapering the Victorian House under Dawn's supervision! Dawn "walked her talk" by giving to so many, in so many w... more

Apr 3, 2017
Our community has lost a great supporter of worthy causes. I remember how much fun Lois Quam and I had wallpapering the Victorian House under Dawn's supervision! Dawn "walked her talk" by giving to so many, in so many ways! Sympathy to all, Dick and Anne Marie Nelson

Anne Marie Nelson
Arlet Johnson
Apr 3, 2017

Obed and family, My thoughts are so with you as you celebrate Dawn's life. I have so many memories of Dawn from growing up near Depew and attending the same church! I just wonder how many, many thoughtful things Dawn a... more

Apr 3, 2017
Obed and family, My thoughts are so with you as you celebrate Dawn's life. I have so many memories of Dawn from growing up near Depew and attending the same church! I just wonder how many, many thoughtful things Dawn and Obed have done! I will always remember that she sewed the curtains for ALL the windows for the country school at the fairgrounds!

Arlet Johnson
Sharon Hollingsworth
Apr 3, 2017

Obed and family, So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. I always enjoyed visiting with Dawn at Ben Franklin. She could always make me smile.

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