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Dawnita A. Engelke

Dawnita A. Engelke, age 47, died January 19, 2014 at her home in the presence of her husband and children.

Services for Dawne were held Jan. 22  at the Presbyterian Church in Salado at 11 a.m.  with the Reverend Carl Thompson officiating.  Visitation preceded the service at the church.  Interment will be private at the Salado Cemetery.

Dawne Engelke was born in Fort Sill, OK to Roger and Fran Brown Chandle.  She was raised in the military life and graduated from high school in El Paso. 

On November 15, 1991 she married Donald Engelke and they moved to Salado.  After spending years as a teacher’s aid, Dawne obtained her LVN degree at CTC Nursing School in 2007 and worked for Scott and White Hospital and then Kings Daughters Clinic.

Dawne was a volunteer in many things but most important to her was her service to the Salado Volunteer Fire Department where she and Don spent many hours serving the community until she became ill.

She enjoyed camping, water and cruising. She was also a devout lover of Dr. Pepper.

Dawne contracted inflammatory breast cancer three years ago.  

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Salado for 6 years.

Dawne is survived by her husband; 3 children; her mother, father and step-parents; 2 sisters; 2 brothers and 3 grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, send donations to the Salado Volunteer Fire Department in memory of Dawne Engelke, Salado, Texas 76571

Services are in the care of Broecker Funeral Home, Salado.