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Dawn Marie Powers

November 2, 1957 February 22, 2021
Dawn Marie Powers
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Obituary for Dawn Marie Powers
Dawn Marie Powers, 63, of Winnebago, passed away peacefully, Monday, February 22, 2021, at her home with her family by her side. She was born November 2nd, 1957, in Rockford, the daughter of Jerry Leonard and Ruth Ann (Lucas) Kowalewski. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1975. Dawn married her high school sweetheart, Calvin Clarence Powers, on July 24th, 1976 in St. Stanislaus Kostka Church in Rockford. Dawn was a licensed Home Day Care Provider for 30+ years, touching the hearts of many children along the way.

Dawn and Calvin have two sons, Christopher and Benjamin, and two loving daughters-in-law, Jessica and Molly. Her happiest times were spending time with and attending activities of her five grandchildren, Ella, Kane, Hailey, Maci, and Lincoln. Another favorite hobby of her own was scrapbooking for her sons’ athletic achievements. She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Pecatonica. She was an avid sports fan, supporting her sons, grandchildren, and local high school teams.

Thank you so much to the doctors and nurses at Mercy Oncology Department and Mercy Hospice Care, they are special people.

Dawn is survived by her loving husband, children, and grandchildren as well as her three siblings Lisa (Alan) Mera, Kathy Kowalewski, and Mark Kowalewski; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents.

A walk through visitation will be 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 27, 2021, at New Life Bible Church, 2285 N. Hoisington Rd. and Highway 20, near Winnebago. Please follow wearing a mask and social distancing guidelines. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established. Cremation rites accorded with private interment at Calvary Cemetery near Winnebago.

Arrangements by Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago. For an online obituary and tributes go to
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Walk Through Visitation




11:00 AM 2/27/2021 11:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 2/27/2021 2:00:00 PM
New Life Bible Church

2285 N. Hoisington Rd.
Pecatonica, IL 61063

Please follow wearing a mask and social distancing guidelines.

New Life Bible Church
2285 N. Hoisington Rd. Pecatonica 61063 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Calvary Cemetery Final Resting Place

8616 W. State St.
Winnebago, IL 61088

8616 W. State St. Winnebago 61088 IL
United States

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In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established.


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