Dawn M. Woolard

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Posted 8/31/21

WEST BROOKLYN - Dawn M. Woolard, 49, of West Brooklyn, passed away Aug. 30, 2021 at OSF Saint Paul Medical Center, Mendota after a battle with cancer.

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Dawn M. Woolard

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WEST BROOKLYN - Dawn M. Woolard, 49, of West Brooklyn, passed away Aug. 30, 2021 at OSF Saint Paul Medical Center, Mendota after a battle with cancer.

Private family only services will be held on Sept. 2 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota with Rev. Susan Presley officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded after services and private burial will take place at a later date.

Dawn was born Dec. 8, 1971 in Litchfield to John Harold and Joyce Lee (Root) O’Brien.

Survivors include five children, Joseph Cole of Mendota, Michael (Alison) O’Brien of West Brooklyn, Destiny (Jessie) McKay of Mendota, Haley O’Brien of Fairfield and Cheyenne Gruen of Mendota; 11 grandchildren, Layla, Katrina, Zachary, Elsa, Jeffrey, Kinlee, Aiden, Serenity, Isabella, Braxton and Ethan; one sister, Jenny (Rick) Schultz of Litchfield; one brother, John (Michelle) O’Brien of Fairfield; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father in 1998; her mother. Joyce Lee Chapman in 2017; and her stepfathers, Richard Norris in 1993 and Jeff Chapman in 2013.

Dawn grew up in Hillsboro. She worked as a CNA and DSP for many years. Her hobbies included reading, playing PlayStation, bingo and the one thing she loved most was spending time with her kids and grandkids.

Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.merrittfh.com.