Dawn (Keesee, Quinlivan) Knowles, of Deerbrook, died Tuesday, April 20, 2021, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. She was 61 years old. She was born on April 17, 1960, in Arizona.
She graduated from Elcho High School. Dawn was an operating engineer and lived in Milwaukee for many years. She returned to Langlade County in 2020 and enjoyed time spent on the road with Gary.
Dawn enjoyed sewing, star gazing, riding motorcycle, cooking and taking road trips.
Survivors include a son, William "B.J." (Heather) Igl of Elcho; two daughters, Autumn Quinlivan and Justice Migas both of Milwaukee; four grandchildren; a great-grandchild; her significant other, Gary Hetto of Deerbrook and her best friend, Sherry Lueck.
She was preceded in death by a son, Dion "Duke" Migas and her mother, Mary (Gerald)Keesee.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 2 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home with Deacon Andy Bures officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 12 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.
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Antigo, WI 54409
Antigo, WI 54409
I’m so sorry to hear about Dawn’s passing. I wish I would of had time to come home for her services. She was a great friend all through high school. I was one of her bridesmaids when she married Billy way back when. I only saw her a few times after we graduated, life happened and we lost track of each other. My sincere condolences to the family. BJ I know I met you years ago in Argonne, you were in a dart tournament at Mainstreet Ed’s.
Sheila (Guth) Mullins
I have a lot of good memories with Dawn from my younger years - some stand out more than others like clothes shopping with her and getting that 'bright orange pair of pants' and when I was a young mother and she gave my son and I a place to live. She taught me more than she even knew she did. My heart goes out to Gary and the rest of her family at this time. I'm sure she will be greatly missed.
Dawn although we haven't met, we knew of the love Gary had for you. Gary wanted in the worst way to bring you down here to Florida for us to meet you. Guess we'll have to wait until we meet in God's home. Rest in Peace beautiful lady.
Emily & Dennis
Fun times back in the 80's, then life happened hadn't seen you in many many years but we talked and did Facebook together. So glad that you had gotten back with Gary and we're happy for the rest of your days. Stephanie and BJ those two were our real fun kids BJ cut off Stephanie's hair and she cut off his bangs it was so cute back then but also a traumatic thing for us.