Dawn M. “Wawasmokwe” Perrote Obituary

 February 07, 2013

Dawn Marie Perrote
(January 11, 1964 – February 2, 2013)
Dawn M. “Wawasmokwe” Perrote
Dawn Marie Perrote, age 49 of Milwaukee, passed away on February 2, 2013 at her home.

Native American services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Kohls Community Funeral Home, 405 W Main St, Waupun WI, officiated by Donald A. Perrote. Burial will follow at the Forest Mound Cemetery, Waupun WI.

The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 4 – 8 p.m. on Fri. Feb. 8 and on Sat. from 10 a.m. until time of service. A special message may be sent to the family at Dawn was born on January 11, 1964 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Donald and Sandra Grzmehle Perrote. She grew up on Menomonee Indian Reservation with her grandparents. Following her graduation, she attended MATC majoring in music. Dawn loved people and volunteered her time reaching out to others as an in-home caregiver, helping at the Hebron Homeless Shelter in Waukesha, and the Native American Student Movement. She was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Tribe and was trying to learn the Potowatomi language. Dawn had a good sense of humor, was very artistic and enjoyed being the family photographer. She was currently attending U W Milwaukee Social Services program, and was hoping to devote herself to a career of helping others.

Dawn is survived by her parents: Donald (Dolores) Perrote, Waupun, Sandra (Douglas) Frey, Milwaukee, her children: Edward R. Smith, Joshua Smith, Amanda Nordentoft, Dominic Zamora, Isabella Zamora, grandmother, Marian Perrote, Antigo, WI, her siblings: Earl J. Hillsberg, Donald C. Perrote, Cheryl Perrote Tanksley, Jennifer Robinson, Sarah Perrote, Wallace Perrote, Jedediah Perrote, Nicholas Trudeau, Christine Trudeau, Lee Dauber, Gabriella Perrote, Ruthann Perrote, Whisper Perrote, numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephew.

She was preceded in death by grandparents: Donald Perrote Sr., Charles and Eleanor Grzmehle.

Courtesy of Kohls Community Funeral Home Waupun, WI