Dawn Marie (Witherell) Hawes

September 22, 1955 ~ September 11, 2023 (age 67) 67 Years Old


HAWES, Dawn Marie – of Chesaning, died Monday, September 11, 2023, at Memorial Healthcare in Owosso. She was 67 years of age.

Dawn was born September 22, 1955, in Byron, MI to the late Cloris and Mary (Gross) Witherell and was a longtime resident of the Chesaning area. She retired from Hehr-Lippert Industries in 2017 with over 10 years seniority. Dawn enjoyed being with her dog, playing games on the internet, watching TV, talking to family and in her younger years she enjoyed riding her Harley. She also was known as “Firecracker” on the CB radio.

Surviving are: 3 children: Sherry Palmer (Chris Hankins) of Hale, Vicky Merseraull (Don Simons) of Ashley, Kelly Bramen of Greenville; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; companion, Aaron Forbus of Chesaning; sisters, Janet Stevens of Brant and Pamela Stevens of Chesaning; sister-in-law, Norma Witherell of Saginaw; step-father, James Newvine of Chesaning; many nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Edward Hawes; and a brother, Terry Witherell.

A memorial gathering in honor of Dawn will be held at 12 noon Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Henderson Park in Henderson, MI. (Be aware that M52 is closed, and Henderson is south of the construction area.) Contributions in her memory may be made to the family or by donating on Dawns obituary on the Misiuk Funeral Home website.  You may light a memorial candle or share a memory at

Misiuk Funeral Home

Chesaning, Michigan 48616


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Memorial Gathering
September 16, 2023

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Henderson Park
500 W. Henderson Rd.
Owosso, MI 48867


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