Dawn Ruth Bartelt, 93, formerly of Cascade, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at the Waterford in Plymouth.

She was born in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin on August 19, 1922 daughter of the late Frank and Ada (Priepke) McCoy.

On November 3, 1948 she married Vilas Bartelt in Fond du Lac. He preceded her in death on June 26, 2005.

Dawn heard the call of her country and served in the United States Navy, serving stateside from 1942-1944. During her working career she assisted her husband in running their business and worked part time at Crafters.

She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cascade and a member of its Mission Circle.

In her free time she was involved with the Friends of Plymouth Library, golfed in the Thursday morning league at Crystal Lake Golf Course, served as a Den Mother and 4-H leader, was a member of the Cascade Homemakers, bowled in many bowling leagues, and made and sold crafts at various flea markets.

Dawn is survived by her daughter: Patricia McKee of Plymouth; four grandchildren: Andrew (Marisa) McKee, Trisha (Travis) Downs, Brittany (Travis) Hamlin, and Chase (Mandy) Bartelt; great grandchildren: Calvin and Clara Mckee, Brody and Hanna Downs, Brooke and Cade Hamlin, and Grady and Mille Bartelt; and a daughter-in-law: Andrea Bartelt.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a son Scott, and a son-in-law Jack McKee, and a brother and sister-in-law Hugh (Betty) McCoy.

Funeral services were held at 5 PM on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cascade with the Rev. Richard Bidinger officiating. Burial will take place in the St. Paul Cemetery. Friends could call at the church on Wednesday from 3 PM until the service.

Schneider Funeral Home & Life Tributes of Plymouth is assisting the family.

A memorial fund has been established in the name of Dawn Ruth Bartelt.

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