Dawn Michele Meister, 41, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away at her home on January 22, 2019. She was born on August 17, 1977 in Columbus, Ohio. Dawn cherished her time with her children and family. She loved the outdoors, nature, and animals. Family trips to the family cottage in Canada were some of her happiest times. She graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1995. She recently began college courses to earn a degree in pharmacology. Her family and friends will remember Dawn for her smile, her sense of humor, and her creativity. Dawn was proud of her Native American heritage. A line from a favorite of hers, “Native American Prayer for the Grieving” will remain with those who loved and knew Dawn. “I am with you still in each new dawn.”
She is preceded in death by her grandparents Tom and Helen Dunlap of Ohio and Herbert and Bev Meister of North Carolina.
Dawn is survived by her parents – Reverend David and Denise Meister of South Haven, children – Darian, Justice, Heaven, and Stephen-Chad Meister, brother – Michael Meister of Nappanee, Indiana and his family, her aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews. She leaves behind a beloved friend Connie Remick and her family cats.
Dawn will be cremated according to her wishes. Private family services will be held at a later date to celebrate Dawn’s life. Contributions may be made in Dawn’s memory to the Al Van Humane Society, PO Box 421, South Haven, Michigan 49090.