Dawn S. Naig
August 7, 1928 - March 27, 2017

Dawn S. Naig

Dawn S. Naig
Aug 7, 1928 - Mar 27, 2017

Dawn S. Naig

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.


Diane and Paul Schaefer on 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.

Pat Poeppe Metzger on Apr 6, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Ramona Fleck on 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.

Anne Marie Nelson on 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

Arlet Johnson on 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!

Sharon Hollingsworth on 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.

Kathy Roethler on Apr 1, 2017

So sorry to hear of Dawn's death. She was always so very nice to talk to. She will be sorely missed. Your family is in my prayers.

Betty Drew on Apr 1, 2017

My sympathy to you Dawn will be missed my many She was a great person . Always enjoyed visiting with her and always good for many laughs.

Melanie Flynn on Mar 30, 2017

Thinking of you at this time. Dawn was so full of life--I know she left so many wonderful memories for you to keep her in your hearts.

Jim Tigges, Phoenix on Mar 30, 2017

So sorry to hear of Dawn's passing. I always enjoyed her and have thought of her often, even though it's been 40 years since we were neighbors! Loved her laugh!!

Ken and Ruth Kerber on Mar 30, 2017

Obed and children, you have our deepest sympathy. I remember stopping in and would be at least an hour before I would leave. Enjoyed the visits very much

Helen Benson Kill on Mar 30, 2017

Dear Obed and Family, My sympathy to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will miss her calls.

Kim Cody on Mar 30, 2017

Thinking of you at this time. Dawn was a dear friend to our family. Growing up, she was a staple in our small church and I remember her fondly at all of the ladies meetings with my mom.

Jim and JoAnn Coakley on Mar 30, 2017

We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. We will be thinking of you at this ime

Dave & Judy on Mar 30, 2017

Condolences to all of Dawn's family. Dawn has been a friend for as long as I can remember. She'd phone every once in a while just to say hello. With sincere sympathy, Judy and Dave Nixon

Rita Beyenhof on Mar 30, 2017

CandleDawn, my heart breaks knowing I won't see you or hear your spunky comebacks. Everytime I eat Chinese food I think of what you told me. You said that I eat so much rice, you're suprised my eyes aren't slanted. I'm going to miss you sweet lady.

Sara Hilton(daughter of Ron&Jane) on Mar 29, 2017

CandleMany memories of reunions in Emmetsburg with the Sewell family.

Cindy Matheason on Mar 29, 2017

Our prayers are with Obed and the rest of the family. She was an amazing women.Thoughts to you all.

Marilyn Gappa on Mar 29, 2017

She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Their dedication to the Victorian House was amazing. What an interesting lady. God Bless the family at this sad and difficult time.

Nancy Wentzel on Mar 29, 2017

we are so sorry for your loss. Dawn was a lovely lady and we always enjoyed visiting with her. May the angels welcome her into paradise.
Ted and Nancy Wentzel

Kathy Mehan on Mar 29, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

Lisa Oberg on Mar 29, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Dawn was a dynamite lady! I have so many memories of her. She will be missed!

Lisa Kobernusz on Mar 29, 2017

My sympathy to Dawn's love ones. I remember her smile from my youth. Treasure your memories of her now and forever. Lisa (Flannegan) Kobernusz

Karen Soenen on Mar 29, 2017

Thinking of all of you during this difficult time. Many good memories of Dawn when Marit and I were in high school. Such a neat lady! You are in my prayers.

Gina cowden on Mar 29, 2017

Wish, I could've known you longer, loved your personality, you always brighten my day, made me laugh. Spunky women with a big heart. I will do miss you.

Velma Johnson on Mar 29, 2017

Obed and family
May peace be with you during this hard time. Dawn
will be missed by many. She would made me laugh as she always called me Johnson. She was interesting to chat with. Take care. RIP my friend.

Jim & Jan Stillman on Mar 28, 2017

Our sympathy to Dawn's family. God's peace and blessings.



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