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December 19, 1933 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old
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Dawn Somers ,beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went home to be with Jesus on September 1st, 2023 in Aurora Illinois after a long illness. She was preceded in death by her parents, Rev. Erven E. Westerhold and Rev. Verna M. Westerhold. She is survived by her son David Roberston (Sue Clapp), Madison Wisc, and daughter Jacqueline Reuter (Micheal), Carol Stream IL. Grandchildren include; Joel Robertson (Peggy), Hartland Wisc, Micheal Reuter (Marilyn), Westfield IN, Andrew Reuter (Sarah), Winfield IL, and Melissa Smith (Bradley), Aurora IL. Great-grandchildren include; Joel, Kallie, Lochlan, and Hollyn Robertson and Juliet, Luke, and Sabine Reuter, and Madelyn Smith.
Dawn was born in Swea City Iowa on December 19th, 1933. She was proud to be a pastor's daughter, and was very active in the churches they led, including serving as the church pianist. Most of her adult life was spent in the rural Amboy/Dixon area in Illinois. Dawn was a healthcare worker at the Dixon State school for many years and later a devoted stay home mother. Her Christian faith was the center of her life, with her family greatly appreciating her endless prayers on their behalf. She moved to the Quad Cities area in Illinois/Iowa to care for her aging parents, where she then made her home for 35 years. Dawn loved spending time with her family and many friends, dining out, and shopping with her daughter. She was an avid reader, and passionate about her dogs. She was blessed to drive till she was 87 and lived independently until she was 88.
The Memorial service is scheduled for September 18th, 2023 from 10:00 am to 12 noon at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon Illinois. In lieu of flowers, donations to Bright Focus Foundation, Macular Degeneration Research (brightfocus.org) in her name will be appreciated.
"If ever there comes a time we cannot be together, just hold me in your heart and I'll be there forever"