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January 16, 1970 – November 5, 2022

Dawn Marie Demarais, age 52, of Waverly was called home to eternal life on Saturday, November 5, 2022.

She was born on January 16, 1970 in Buffalo, the daughter of William E. & Patricia C. (Clark) Demarais.

Dawn graduated from Howard Lake-Waverly High School in 1988.  She later attended St. Cloud Beauty School.

She was a beautician and owner of Creations Salon in Waverly.

Dawn enjoyed being a hairdresser and also her customers.

She would literally light up a room! Everyone who met her loved her and her personality, and she gave the best hugs in the world!

Dawn was fond of spending time with Michael and the dogs on their patio oasis which reminded her of her favorite place…Florida.

She was a life-long member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.

Survived by her fiancé: Michael Theisen and his sons: Ross and Dane Theisen; fur babies: Karl and Blanche; her parents: Bill & Pat Demarais; brothers: Dave (Jen) Demarais, Steve (Dee Dee) Demarais and Dan (Linda) Demarais; sisters: Brenda (Dave) LePage, Kim Demarais and Mary Beth Vogelsang; sister-in-law: Cindy Theisen; brothers-in-law: Mark (Cherree) Theisen and Danny Theisen; sister-in-law: Lorie Speltz and brother-in-law: Lonnie (Marci) Theisen; many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents-in-law: Ken & Delores Theisen, a brother-in-law Gary Theisen, a niece Eve Theisen, a brother-in-law Mike Speltz and by grandparents Roy & Anna Demarais and Clifford & Claire Clark.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial for Dawn Demarais will be held on Saturday, November 12th, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.    Father Kenneth O’Hotto will be the Celebrant.

Inurnment St. Mary’s Columbarium.

A visitation will be held AT THE CHURCH on Saturday, November 12th from 9:00 A.M. until time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.



15 Guestbook Entries

  1. Colleen Ehrenberg (Kittock)

    I am so sorry for your loss! She will be greatly missed by all. I always looked forward to seeing her when I got my hair cut! I will remember her with the smile on her face that she always beamed with.

  2. Emil

    Dawn was a great person! She will be missed, she was always cheerful!

  3. Lynn Broeckert

    I am so sorry for your loss; may God bless you in this difficult time.

  4. Kathy Darsow (Karels)

    Sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayer. Dawn always had a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed.

  5. Ben Borrell

    I always enjoyed visiting with Dawn. She was always so friendly and warm. She was a big part of the community and she will be dearly missed. You have the deepest sympathies from the Borrell family.

  6. Lynn Hillmyer

    I am so sorry for your loss. She was awesome! I have known Dawn for close to 30 years. Lots of stories to share. It’s hard to believe, I love you Dawn.

  7. Ardy Ohrt

    My heart goes out to you all. Dawn was such a huge presence in life, enjoying every minute, and making every minute count. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this heartbreaking time. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Jodie (Jenkins) Robinson

    My heart is broken for you all. When I think of my summer’s in Waverly, Dawn is the first to come to mind. She welcomed me into her family every year like there had been no time passed in between. She was just a wonderful person who will be missed terribly. I love you Dawn.

  9. Trish Luebesmier

    My husband and I have gone to Creations since 2005. The highlight of the appointment was catching up with Dawn. We absolutely loved her and heartbroken over her sudden death. Sending hugs and prayers to all of you. Trish & Tom Luebesmier

  10. Fran Habisch

    I am so sorry to hear this sad news. She will be missed
    by everyone.

  11. Julie Chap

    Dawn was always the life of the party! A person always knew when Dawn arrived, the room lit up like no other. My deepest sympathy to all in this difficult time.

  12. Joanie Graham

    I am still in shock. Dawn you were an awesome person. I will miss you greatly.

  13. Andy & Julie Westover

    RiP our beautiful friend. This still doesn’t seem real! Andy and I are so sorry for your loss!! The world definitely lost a good one! Heaven gained an angel. I will miss Dawn asking what concert we are going to next. We will miss her sass, her smile , her awesome hugs! She gave genuine hugs! And before leaving she would always say. I love you. ❤️. We were blessed to have had her as our hair stylist for the last 12 years or so I will miss hearing about Karl & Blanche. We will miss her talking about her family. I didn’t know anyone personally, but it always felt like we knew them , because she always talked about family! She definitely loved her family. May you rest in paradise!!
    Andy , Haylee and I will miss you like crazy! Until we meet again Dawn! 🤘 We love you and will always remember you!

  14. Brenda Cramb

    I remember Dawn from grade school (3rd-7th) and religious classes at St. Mary’s. .She was a good friend. Lost contact when we moved away but glad to have reconnected through Facebook. It appears we had many mutual acquaintances in recent years and probably crossed paths numerous times n public without knowing. Very sorry to hear of her passing. She will be missed by all who knew her if only for a brief moment in time.

  15. Barbara J. Riddle

    I just heard of Dawn’s passing. I am in shock. The good Lord must have wanted her near him with that beautiful smile. Dawn had a wonderful, welcoming personality that instantly made you feel at home. She will be missed so much. Blessed be her memory always.


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