July 18, 2024

Dawn R. Keenan

Manchester

Dawn Rae Keenan, 75, of Manchester, passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester.

Dawn Rae Keenan, 75, of Manchester, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2024, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Manchester. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery, Delhi.

Dawn was born March 26, 1949, the daughter of Erland and Maryella (Duart) Carlson in Monticello. She graduated from Maquoketa Valley High School in 1967, and went on to attend Ellsworth Community College, the University of Northern Iowa and Northwest Missouri State University, receiving her degree in elementary special education.

On Sept. 26, 1969, she married Gerald “Jerry” Keenan at St. Mary Catholic Church. Dawn worked as an upper elementary special education teacher for the Corning School District, AEA and Independence School District, and then worked as a program assistant for B & D Services and Midwest Opportunities

Dawn is survived and lovingly remembered by her husband, Jerry of Manchester; two sons, Chris Keenan of San Diego, California, and Kelly Keenan of Manchester; grandkitty, Stitch; brothers, Ronnie (Carol) Carlson of Cedar Rapids and Royce (Cathy) Carlson of Manchester; brothers- and sisters in-law, Aggie (Jim) Doyle, Mary Jo Munkel, Richard (Terese) Keenan and Ellen “Katie” Gish.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Erland “Swede” and Maryella Carlson and nephew, Rod Carlson.

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