Dawn Tiemann

June 15, 1948 - October 6, 2020


Service: Private family burial will be held at a later date.

Dawn Marie Tiemann, age 72, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Sanford USD Medical Center.  Private family burial will be held at a later date.

          Dawn was born on June 15, 1948 in Luverne, MN.  The family soon moved to Canton, SD where Dawn graduated from Canton High School in 1966.  Dawn married Russell Tiemann on September 9, 1966 in Luverne, MN.  They lived in Centerville, Sioux Falls, Canton, and most recently, Harrisburg.

          In addition to raising her family, Dawn worked as an insurance agent for several different agencies.  Dawn enjoyed crocheting, knitting, baking, and going to the casino.  She cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

          Dawn is survived by her husband of 54 years, Russell, Harrisburg, SD; son, Brent (Betsy) Tiemann, Canton, SD; daughter, Brenda Tiemann, Harrisburg, SD;  son-in-law, Viktor Grib, Chester, SD; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; sisters, Donna Gries and Dee Ann Jones (Larry Knigge); step-dad, Dean Olson, Dubuque, IA; step-mother, Patricia Meisner; step-brothers, Tim, Brad, and Greg Olson;  step-sister, Jamasa Sattler, OR; dog, Duke, along with numerous extended relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her father Gordy Weiland, mother Dorothy Olson, and daughter, Brandi Grib.

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  1. Brent and family,
    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful mother and always welcomed this little nerdy friend of her son. She will be missed.
    Take care.

  2. Russ, Brent, Brenda and family;
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I sure enjoyed getting to know Dawn over the years I worked with Russ. My prayers are with you all.

  3. Dear Brent, Betsy & Family, We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. She was a sweet lady and will be dearly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. God Bless all of you. With Love & Deepest Sympathy, Your Friends at JFI

  4. Russell and family: The biggest heartbreak I ever have faced in my life was the loss of my wife, Mae, after 47 1/2 years. I know Russell how you and your family must feel and I also know how difficult it is to go on. I knew of Dawn when we were teenagers. We were friends of friends and we never got to know each other beyond a cheerful “hi!” at the old roller rink. She could skate well and me not so much. As things usually proceed She went her way as I went mine. I remember Dawn as a happy gal who laughed easily. I am impressed that according to these pages that she led a homemakers life longside that of an Insurance Agent. I am not surprised that she did well in that career. She could make people feel good just by visiting with them. You and your families have my deep sympathy upon her loss.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. I loved Dawn as a cousin and a friend. Many hearts are broken over her passing because she was loved by so many. The last time she was at my house we were setting around the table talking and her phone keep beeping. Each time we were interrupted she would smile and say that was another grandchild texting her, it made her so happy! She really loved Rus, her children, grandchildren and sisters.We was the kindest most loving person I’ve ever known. I’ll miss her terribly.

  6. Russ, Donna, Brent, Brandi, Brenda
    Our thoughts are with you. . Dawn was a wonderful person and friend.
    She will be missed by many. Remember the great times you shared with her.
    Claude & Claire M.