Dawn Ekstrom

Dawn Ekstrom

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Dawn Elaine Ekstrom, 66, of Leavenworth, died Thursday, July 2, 2020, after a 2 year battle with a rare form of cancer. She was born April 27, 1954, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Jack A. Neal and Phyllis Nadine Lane.

Dawn retired from Ft. Leavenworth after 30 years.

She is survived by her father and step-mother, Barbara Neal of Independence, Mo.; a son, Damon A. Ekstrom (Gretchen) of Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Deena M. Woodside (Steven) of Weston, Mo.; three granddaughters, Hailey Henderson, Kara Ekstrom and Ava Woodside; three sisters, Deborah Poff (Gene) and Karen Melton both of Leavenworth, and Cheryl Vick of Independence, Mo.; two brothers, Leo Vanwey III (Amy) of Wabasta, Minn., and Leroy Neal (Marlyn) of Camdenton, Mo.; many nieces , nephews and friends she loved dearly; and her two dogs, Zoey and Abby.

Dawn was preceded in death by her mother.

She loved spending time with her children, granddaughters and her dogs.

A private family service will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society
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Posted at 02:45pm
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Connie Jerry Barnes

Posted at 04:23pm
To the families and best friend of Dawn. We are sad to hear of Dawn’s passing. She was a beautiful person. She always had a smile for you. We pray you find peace knowing she no longer suffers and comfort that God welcomes her.
Jerry and Connie Barnes

Peggy Ade

Posted at 08:39am
Dawn was my best friend for over 45 years. I was with her when she passed. We had so many good times together and had a lifetime friendship. She will be missed so much. I loved her like my sister. I was with her every step of the way through her battle with cancer. We had many wonderful times together and I still can not believe she is gone. I will miss you my friend. You will now be at peace and we will be together again. Rest in piece my dear friend.

Ruth Ann Grafke

Posted at 01:48pm
I would like to send my sincere condolences to Dawn's children, grandchildren, and her dear sisters Karen and Debbie. I am so very sorry for your loss. I have been friends with Dawn for 50 years. I have so many fond memories of her that I will always cherish. After our teenage years we lost contact for a while but I am so very thankful that later on we reconnected and spent so many good times together. I love her so very much, she will be truly missed. God is getting a sweet angel for sure. God speed my dear friend.

Glenda Hardwick VanNess

Posted at 10:05pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

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