Dawn was born on February 24, 1955 to Robert W. Oihus & Dorothy (Helland) Oihus in Grafton, ND. She graduated from Grafton High School in 1973 and went on to North Dakota State University to pursue a degree in Nursing.
Dawn was united in marriage to Lynn McGuire in 1974. After the birth of her twin daughters, Jennifer & Rachel, Dawn returned to NDSU to complete her associate degree in Registered Nursing, graduating in 1979 with induction into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She then received a Bachelor of Science degree in Registered Nursing from Moorhead State University in 1996 with induction into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
Her lifelong career of serving others as a Registered Nurse in Grafton included the Lutheran Sunset Home, Life Skills and Transition Center and finishing her career at the VA Clinic, retiring from nursing in 2017.
In 2009 she was united in marriage to George F. Wosick at St. Stanislaus Church in Warsaw, ND. Together they planned and built the home of their dreams where Dawn was able to spend her last days with George and her family.
Dawn’s hobbies included sewing, crocheting, china painting, reading, quilting, gardening, canning, baking, yard work, cooking for the masses with ease and effortlessness, traveling the world with George and spending time with her grandchildren. Dawn’s ability to learn any new skill with patience, determination, and perfection was evident by her ever-expanding list of hobbies and interests.
Dawn is survived by her husband George of Warsaw, daughter Jennifer (Chris) Thompson of
Grafton, ND, daughter Rachel (Chad) Gunderson of Hutchinson, MN. Father, Robert W. Oihus (Betty Machart); brother Robert L. (Julie) Oihus of Grafton, Sister Ann (Doug) McCann of Grafton, Janice Oihus of Beulah, ND and Jodi (Larry) Stockert of Mesa, AZ. Grandchildren: Ella, Anders, Mae & Ruth Thompson, Grafton, ND; Amanda, Nathan, Cody, Mark & John Gunderson of Hutchinson, MN.
She was preceded in death by her mother Dorothy, brother Scott, grandparents Ludvig & Mabel Helland and Alfred Oihus, mother and father in-law Richard and Eleanor Wosick, and companion, confidante and fur friend of 19 years, Cookie.
Dawn was loved and respected by all who knew her. She will be remembered for the many lives she touched through her years of service & dedication to others.
The funeral service will be live streamed at 10 am on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 on Tollefson Funeral Home’s Facebook page or can be viewed at a later date on Tollefson Funeral Home’s website.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to George Wosick at 15870 63rd St. NE, Minto ND 58261. All memorials will be forwarded onto a cancer research foundation of the family’s choice.