.Dawn Marie Townsend, a resident of Spooner, Wisconsin,was born on October 11, 1947, and passed away at age 74 on June 17th, 2022 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Dawn graduated from Spooner High School and attended college at Chattanooga State Technical Community College in Tennessee. During her career, she worked for several companies, including Coca Cola Bottling in Chattanooga and McCain Foods in Rice Lake.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Irma Wunkel; father, Leo Townsend, grandmother, Rachel Townsend; sister, Debbie Townsend; brother, Randy Townsend; and daughter, Baby Girl Zehm.
Dawn is survived by her sons, Robert Zehm (Bonnie) and Larry Zehm; and one daughter, Melissa Blevins; sisters, Terri Trainor (Chris), Nancy Viers (Mike), Peggy Moriarty (Brian) and Mikki Spero (Brian); and brother, Richard Townsend (Carla); grandchildren, Steven Zehm, Duane Zehm (Caitlyn), Billy Zehm (Heather), Zach Zehm (Brittany), and Jessica Blevins. She cherished both her “up north” great grandchildren, Kaylee, Lilly, and Shauna and her Tennessee great grandchildren, Jaylen, Emma, Rachel and Kaylee and many nieces and nephews.
Friends and family members are invited to attend a celebration of life service on Friday, July 1st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Townsend's Island Lake Retreat, N8730 Island Lake Road, Spooner, Wisconsin, 54801. Dawn’s children will be laying her to rest at sunrise at the lake.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to a local pet shelter or food pantry.