Dawn Eileen (Haidle) Bleess, 54, formerly of Staples, died suddenly in Maryland, on June 2, 2017, apparently of a heart attack.
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. June 9, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Staples. Visitation will be held at Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples, on Thursday, June 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Arrangements are by Brenny Funeral Chapel of Staples.
Dawn was born on December, 4, 1962, in Wadena and grew up in Staples. She was a 1981 graduate of Staples High School. In recent years, she was working on her education again, as a part-time student at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Odenton, Maryland. She was active in various church activities, community organizations and the Meade Area Garden Club.
Dawn is survived by her husband of 35 years, Senior Master Sergeant (retired, USAF) Brian Bleess, formerly of Long Prairie; one son, Jacob Bleess; her mother, Rita Haidle and two sisters, Delana Krause and Dori Fremstad.
She was preceded in death by her father, Curt Haidle, of Staples.