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Dawn S. Naig 1928-2017

April 4, 2017
Emmetsburg News

A Celebration of Life Service for Dawn Naig of Emmetsburg will take place at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8, at Bethany Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg.

Family and friends are invited to the church hall immediately following the service for refreshments and fellowship. The Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg is in charge of arrangements.

Dawn Sewell Naig, daughter of Augusta Maine (Sewell) Parish Church and John Charles Parish, was born Aug. 7, 1928 at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. She attended country school before graduating from Em- metsburg High School in 1946.

On Aug. 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.

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 - 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. She devoted many hours of service to the Palo Alto County Historical Society where she actively promoted Palo Alto County and Emmetsburg.

On Monday, March 27, 2017, Dawn passed away at the Lakeside Lutheran Home in Emmetsburg. She was 88.

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

Dawn was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John and Eldon Parish; sister, Virginia Parish; and her son-in-law, Butch Hetrick.

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