Dawn Beers-Schroeder, 68, was born March 4, 1948 and raised in Grand Rapids, MN. She died peacefully surrounded by family and friends on December 25th, 2016 at Seasons Hospice in Rochester, MN. Dawn was active throughout her life in many social, environmental, athletics and nursing organizations. She was an avid distance runner and enjoyed many other outdoors sports. She graduated from University of Minnesota, Duluth as well as College of St Catherine, with degrees in speech pathology and nursing. She spent her career as an RN in the cardiac critical care unit and the Emergency Department at St. Mary's Hospital. She is preceded in death by her parents Harry Franklin Beers and Gladys (Hunter) Beers. She is survived by her two children, Jason Schroeder and Marissa Hedman. Memorials can be made to the charity of your choice. Visitation will be held at Macken Funeral Home on January 13th 4:00-7:00 pm. Memorial mass will be held at St John the Evangelist Catholic Church on January 14th 10:30 am. Visitation at St. Johns will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com .
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