East Lawn Funeral Home & East Lawn Memorial Gardens
1102 Airport Road, Bloomington, IL
Rose Elaine Dawson
January 15, 1938 – July 2, 2019
Rose Elaine Dawson, 81, of Normal passed away at her residence Tuesday, July 2, 2019 surrounded by family. She was born January 15, 1938 to Fredrick and Mattie (Alpers) Reinitz in Cooksville, IL.
She is survived by her significant other of 38 years William Linden of Normal, three children Timothy Dawson of Normal, Dana (Michael) Mounce of Ellsworth, Glen (Lori) Dawson of Normal; one brother Marvin Reinitz of Battle Creek, MI; ten grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, and one sister.
Rose held many different positions in her work career; she was a phone operator for GTE, and worked in Bergner’s Greenery. She also worked for 40 years at the Moose Lodge #745.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Colfax. A lifetime member of the Women of the Moose Chapter 173 for 50 years.
Rose loved being with her family, and dancing. Her family would say, Rose never met a person she didn’t like, she always impacted others. She would make fast friends, and she had a very generous and giving heart. The family would like to say a special thank you to Vicky Yoder and Donna Dirks for the wonderful care and support.
Visitation will be Friday, July 5, 2019 4:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Funeral service will be Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with a one-hour prior visitation at East Lawn Funeral Home. Pastor Tom Krieger will officiate. Burial to follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made in Rose’s name to the Community Cancer Center, Normal, IL or Women of the Moose Chapter 173.
Online condolences may be left at www.eastlawnmemorial.com.
- William Linden, Significant Other
- Timothy Dawson, Son
- Dana (Michael) Mounce, Daughter
- Glen (Lori) Dawson, Son
- Marvin Reinitz, Brother
- Fredrick Reinitz, Father
- Mattie S. Reinitz, Mother
Rose is survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by 5 brothers and 1 sister.
- Glen Dawson
- Timothy Dawson
- Shaun Mounce
- Braden Dawson
- Dustin Dawson
- Mike Mounce
Community Cancer Center
407 E. Vernon, Normal, IL 61761
Women of the Moose Chapter 173
614 IAA Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701
- Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
- Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 6, 2019
- Memorial Contributions May Be Made TO: Community Cancer Center, 407 E. Vernon, Normal, IL 61761 or The Women of the Moose, Chapter 173, 614 IAA Drive, Bloomington, IL 61701
Rose Elaine Dawson
Dave & Donna Nevius
July 5, 2019
So sorry for the loss of Rose. She was a precious lady. We'll never forget all the times she helped with the ICMA events. Rest in peace Rose.
July 4, 2019
All the years I worked with Rose cooking and serving great meal at the Moose, I always loved her sense of humor, and her smile that was always there no matter how crazy things could get in that kitchen. I loved her as more than just a co-worker, but as a friend.
Rest well, Rose. You've earned it.
July 4, 2019
My deepest sympathy to all of the family. You are in my thoughts!
July 2, 2019
Rosie was the most loving and caring person I have met in a long time. If she was your friend you had a friend for life. I really enjoyed going to the meetings with her at the Moose, we managed to get our selves in trouble every once in a while, though.
Oh, I sure did love that kind hearted lady with the great big smile. She was so kind. but you didn't want to make her upset cause she sure would tell you about it, in no uncertain terms.
R.I.P. sweet Rose. I sure will miss you.
Thoughts and prayers for all the family.
Love to all of you,