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Dawn M.

Engel, Dawn M.
Entered into heaven on October 7, 2016 at the age of 33. Caring daughter of James and Debra Engel. Loving sister of Jason (Shellee Kopke) Engel and Jeffrey (Katie) Engel. Dear granddaughter of Jeanne Sobottka. Also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorial visitation will be held on Monday, October 17, from 6 – 7 PM, at Northside Calvary Church (5734 Douglas Ave.). Memorial Service to follow at 7 PM.

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Debbie Maley

Debbie and Jim. I am so sorry. She was a beautiful, quiet young lady. My heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you.
Debbie Maley


It’s 4:15 in the morning–ten months since Dawn was taken from us–and I’ve been lying down, thinking about one of my favorite people….

Dawn, I miss you so much, but I’m not posting this for you, necessarily; I speak to you on my own.

Instead, I’m posting this in the hope that, going forward, others will stumble upon this memorial, and use it as a reminder to say Hi to you; to stop and revisit a favorite moment that reminds them of you; to pass on the notion that talking to you, and about you, is a beautiful way to keep your memory alive.

I love you, now and for always.


Shellee Engel

Matt – I hope you are doing well. Today is 1 year since Dawn passed away. I don’t think a day goes by without me thinking of her. I’m filled with sadness and regret. I wasn’t easy on her, I wanted better for her, more for her. Oh how I wish things were so different. I can only hope that Dawn is at peace. Always remember that she loves you, you were so very important to her, it was pretty obvious :heart: I wish for great things for you in your life. Please take care

Laura Helm

Deb and family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. May you find comfort in memories and the good times you all shared. God Bless your family.
Laura Helm and family

Luke Foss

I always cherish the memories I have of dawn from hs and freshmen year in Madison. Just break some my heart to know I won’t get to see her again someday, except maybe in another world. RIP Dawn.

Amy Kimber

Dawn was a great friend to me in high school and in college in Madison. We had countless classes together. She had a kind heart and we could talk for hours. I haven’t seen her since college, but I have never -and will never- forget Dawn.

Tonya McCullum

My heart breaks for my cousin. I haven’t seen you in years. You’ll be forever missed by family and friends. Sending thoughts and prayers to Jim and Debbie, Jason. & Jeffrey.

Debbie Maley

Debbie and Jim. I am so sorry. She was a beautiful, quiet young lady. My heart goes out to you and my prayers are with you.
Debbie Maley

Jonathan Engel

Email from Dawn’s cousin Jonathan Engel: “I cannot imagine what Jim and Debbie, Jason and Jeff, are going through. I just remember a shy, sweeet girl who brightened up Christmas when we were kids. This is a very big sad thing.”

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