Dawn M (Gauf) Stephenson

July 6, 1965 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 58) 58 Years Old

Dawn Stephenson Obituary

Dawn M. (Gauf) Stephenson, age 58, of Marquette, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024 in her home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on July 6, 1965 to Roger Grogan and Jeanette (Steinmetz) Gauf in Viroqua, Wisconsin. She was later adopted by James Gauf Sr. who raised her as his own.  The family then lived in the Union Center area, where Dawn graduated from the Wonewoc-Center High School in 1983.

Dawn was united in marriage to Michael Stephenson on May 14, 1988 in Union Center.

Dawn became the clinic manager at the Gundersen Boscobel Area Health Care and Clinics. She retired from her medical career in 2013. She enjoyed being a member of the Boscobel EMS and the United Methodist Church in Wonewoc.

Family was at the core of her heart and she enjoyed attending the many family activities and grandkids events. Her many, many nieces and nephews held a special place in her heart.  She also enjoyed camping, crafting and traveling. Dawn loved reminiscing, storytelling, laughter and was referred to as “the glue”.

Survivors include her husband, Micheal of Marquette, Iowa; daughters, Desiree Whalen of Prairie du Chien and Kasara Stephenson of Eastman; grandchildren, Braden, Remington, Jaelyn, Hunter, Benelli, Gavin, Brodie, Quintin, Ryker and Jaxon, her siblings, Charles (Tammy) Gauf, Mark (Terri) Gauf, James Gauf, John Malecki, Kristy LoFria (George Rentz) and Darcy (Terry) Hicks and special friends Mark (Deb) Fortner.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Jeanette; son, Stephen Stocks; brother, James Gauf Jr. and father, Roger Grogan.

A celebration of Dawn’s life will take place with a visitation on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a service at 3 p.m. at the Picha Funeral Home in Elroy, Wisconsin. Following service, a meal and gathering will be at Just One Bar & Grill in Reedsburg.

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February 10, 2024

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Picha Funeral Home
1600 Academy Street P.O. Box 7
Elroy, WI 53929

Memorial Service
February 10, 2024

3:00 PM
Picha Funeral Home
1600 Academy Street P.O. Box 7
Elroy, WI 53929


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