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Dawne Lee (Donahue) Hart
July 25, 1945 ~ September 24, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old
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Dawne Lee Hart made her journey home on September 24, 2023, in Bemidji, Minnesota, at the age of 78. Dawne was born on July 25, 1945, to Martha Donahue in Bismark, North Dakota. Her family is deeply saddened by her passing.
Dawne is survived by and missed beyond words by her daughters, Kristen (Charles) Hart, Erica Hart, and Megan (Hawk Hartico) Hart; special daughters, Tracey Peters and Rachel King; forever loved and cherished by her grandchildren, Tashia Strong, Cartera Barrett, Rekoe Graves, Taylor Hart, Mikah Whitecloud, Jaida Whitecloud, Giles Whitecloud, Trinity Black, Aizen Hartico and Oscar Hart; and forever remembered by her great-grandchildren, Trace, Aubrielle, Serenity, Kasen, Julian, Nakai, Amias, Bianca, Brandon Jr, Chandler, and Dream Leigh. Dawne’s memory lives on with her brothers, Lane (Ruth) Donahue and Lance (Linda) Donahue.
Dawne grew up in North Dakota, Wilmington, Illinois, and Burlington, Wisconsin, she graduated from Burlington High School in 1964. Dawne moved back to Illinois where she met Giles Hart and started her family in Chicago.
Dawne moved with Giles to Redby, Minnesota in 1971, where she raised her three daughters Kristen, Erica and Megan. Dawne was a wonderful mother and friend, she made sure her children had a loving and very special childhood. Dawne moved to the Twin Cities in 1988 where she worked for various firms in the Twin Cities area. In 2010, Dawne made the decision to move to Oklahoma to be closer to her daughters Erica and Megan and to enjoy the warmer southern weather. Dawne enjoyed her retirement years in Oklahoma, spending time with her grandchildren, tending to her plants, and catering to her dog Alex. She spent the last three years living at Havenwood Care Center in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Dawne had a beautiful soul and she loved her family with a passion. She was a huge supporter of her daughters, grandkids, and she welcomed all of their friends into her life. She always cheered everyone on and offered support anyway she could. Dawne was a person who you could count on to be in your corner. She had a positive life outlook and enjoyed the simple things in life. Dawne was quick to laugh, love, and give out hugs. Her famous saying was “love you bunches” and she lived by those words. She loved us all.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Martha; and granddaughter, Stormie Jasmine Graves.
Funeral service for Dawne will be held Friday, September 29, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at the Redby Episcopal Church in Redby, MN, with Father George Ross officiating. Interment will be in the Hart Family Cemetery in Red Lake, MN.
Dawne’s care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.northernpeace.com