Dawn Marie Leiterman, of Deerbrook, died from complications linked with a recent cancer diagnosis, on Monday, Nov.16, 2020, at Theda Regional Medical Center in Neenah. She was 52 years old.
She was born on Aug. 8, 1968, in Milwaukee, a daughter of Margaret (Clark) Resch of Mattoon and the late Cornelius Resch. She married Peter Leiterman on June 8, 2019, at Summit Lake. He survives.
She was raised in Mattoon and graduated from Antigo High School in 1986.
Following high school, Dawn worked at Miller Electric in Appleton for several years. She was a homemaker for a number of years, raising her family in Antigo.
In 2001, she returned to school attending North Central Technical College in Antigo where she became an EMT and worked in Langlade Hospital emergency room. She currently was employed as a medical assistant at the Spine and Brain Group Medical Clinic in Wausau.
She enjoyed being a homemaker where she excelled as a cook, enjoyed doing arts and crafts, and hosting family and friends on a regular basis. Pets were a regular part of her life as she loved all animals.
Survivors including her mother; husband; and three sons, David L (Lacey) Marten, St. Paul, Minn., Ryan Resch, Pine River, and Jordan Diestler, Antigo; a daughter,, Megan (Jamie) Romportl, Antigo; two grandchildren, Braxton and Braylon Romportl; two brothers, Clint Resch, Mattoon, and Tim (Anna) Resch, Wausau; two sisters, Kathy (Rick) Fuller, Antigo, and Jacquelyn (Ryan) Crump, Sheboygan; and her dog, Bubbles.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a niece, Beth Ruesch.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Wencel Catholic Church, Neva with the Rev. Joel Sember officiating. Burial will take place in Bent Cemetery.
Visitation will be Friday from 4:30-8 p.m. at Bradley Funeral Home and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., also at the funeral home.
Memorials in Dawn's name may be directed to the Baby Bottle Campaign, 15850 West Bluemound Road, Suite 311, Brookfield, WI 53005.
Online condolences may be made at www.bradleyfh.com.