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Dawn Lawrence

March 19, 1966 — February 23, 2021

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Dawn Marie Lawrence, age 54 of Cottage Grove went to be at home with her heavenly Savior after being taken much too soon by cancer.

Dawn was born March 19, 1966 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Jerry and Carol (Kosanke) Kiekhoefer.  She grew up on the East Side of St. Paul and graduated from Harding High School in 1984.  Dawn was united in marriage to Jeffrey Lawrence on November 2, 1996 in St. Paul and they made their home in Oakdale for a few years before moving to Cottage Grove in 2003.

She enjoyed playing softball, scrapbooking, going to garage sales and also enjoyed a good “binge watch” on TV.  Dawn was a part of many memorable camping trips or maybe better referred to as “glamping trips”.  She was a genuine, sweet and compassionate person who loved her family and wore the title of grandma proudly.  Dawn was very proud of her 35 years of sobriety and earning her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

She is preceded in death by her father Jerry.  Dawn is survived by her beloved husband of 24 years Jeffrey; daughter Madison Kiekhoefer; step-son Andrew (Katie) Lawrence; mother Carol Kiekhoefer; grandchildren Cora and Jaxson; siblings Jerry (Lisa), Russ, Jodi, and Sandi (Andy) as well as many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service for Dawn’s family will be held on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm and will be available by livestream starting at 11:50 am.

Memorial visitation will be open to the public from 1:00-3:00 pm at Kok Funeral Home, 7676 80th Street S., Cottage Grove followed by a graveside service at Cottage Grove Cemetery.  Masks will be REQUIRED while in the funeral home facility.

Memorials are preferred.

LIVESTREAM INFORMATION:  For those who would like to participate in Dawn's service via livestream, you can watch the service on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 12:00 pm.  It can be viewed by scrolling to the bottom of this page, and "CLICK PLAY" to begin.  Please leave a message of support on our Tribute Wall or complete the HeartStrings message form to let the family know you were able to watch the service.  If you are having troubles with the Livestream, the service will be available to watch later in the day.

While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings while abiding to a 50% capacity at the facility. The use of face masks by attendees is required at indoor events, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep your families safe. Expressions of sympathy during this time can be left on the condolences page available on the obituary portion on our website. We also encourage you to view the video tribute once it becomes available or complete the HeartStrings online sympathy page with the link above.


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Service Schedule

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Friday, February 26, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Kok Funeral Home - Cottage Grove

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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10999 70th Street South

Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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Private Family Funeral

Kok Funeral Home & Cremation Service

7676 80th St S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016

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