Dawn Latham, 60, of Oelwein passed away on Saturday April 13, 2019 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo. A Celebration of Life service will be held from 3-7 PM on Saturday April 20, 2019 at the American Legion in Oelwein. A memorial fund has been established.
Dawn Marie was born in Oelwein on September 30, 1958 to parents Lorenz “Larry” and Marian (Meyer) Handke. She attended Oelwein High School and then graduated Hawkeye Community College’s Respiratory Therapy program. She had been employed as a Respiratory Therapist with Allen Hospital in Waterloo. On June 6, 2006 she was united in marriage with Lowell Latham in Oelwein. Her family (including her dogs) was everything to her. She was a strong woman who did everything she could for her children and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by them.
Left to celebrate Dawn’s life are her husband Lowell; her children: Crystal Klein (Jay Hillman) of Oelwein and Felicia Klein (Chad Knight) of Hazleton; her step-daughter Lanessa Yauslin of Oelwein; her grandchildren: Bridget Franck, Chloe and Dalton Yauslin; her siblings: Rich (Debbie) Handke of Cedar Falls and Mary Fistler of Walker; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Carla VandeVorde; her brother-in-law Fred Fistler; her sister-in-law Karen Handke and her step-son Dane Latham.