Dawn Leann Haywood

Jun 28, 2018
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10:30 AM, Friday, July 6, 2018
Cedar Valley Church
3520 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo


4:00 – 7:00 pm, Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home
1519 West 4th St., Waterloo


Garden of Memories Cemetery, Waterloo


May be directed to the family


Dawn Leann Haywood, 53, of Waterloo died at Cedar Valley Hospice Home on Thursday, June 28, 2018. She was born June 8, 1965 in Waterloo the fourth daughter of Ronald D. and Winifred Jo "Winkey" Shadman Johnson.

Dawn married John Levasseur and they later divorced. She then married Joseph Michael Haywood on November 5, 2005 in Las Vegas, NV. She graduated from Jesup High School in 1983 and received an associate’s degree in Business from Hamilton College in 2006.

She worked for EPI for a few years. She was the queen of the castle, connoisseur of scones, and a simple woman who loved food. Good and devoted mother to her daughters and many pets, and she knew and loved the Lord.

She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Jill (Drew) Booras of Boston, MA and Emily Levasseur of Stanford, CT; one grandson, Benjamin Booras; four sisters, Jodylinn (Dave) Peterson of Jesup, Pamela Wright, Cindy Patten, and Melissa (Josef) Fox, all of Waterloo; and several nieces and nephews; great nieces and nephews; and pets.

She is preceded in death by her parents and paternal and maternal grandparents.

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  1. Julie Versluis | Jun 30, 2018
    I am terribly sorry for your loss. She lived a purpose filled life and now knows the glory of everlasting life in the arms of our Father.
  2. Jim Patten | Jun 30, 2018
    Dawn was a person who was filled with zest and wit throughout her life.  Always fun to be around back in school.  To this day, one of the few who could still call me 'Jimmy', heck, all you sisters still do.  <3  My sincerest condolences to you all.  Dawn battled many a fight throughout her life.  Now she may rest free from pain and join all our other loved ones.   She always had the Biggest smile and laugh.  May you all find peace and comfort in this time of saddness.  God Bless
  3. Missy (Melissa) Johnson Fox | Jun 29, 2018
    Dawn endured on earth medical challenges that few experience.  She astonished her beloved nephrologist, Dr. Daoud multiple times with survival where the odds were against her on all sides.  She continued on her journey, taking the fork in the road most do not. Dawn complimented often, expressed her faith in Jesus increasingly and became more and more like Christ as the ailments added up. She is a rare example this side of heaven. 

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