Dawn Lea Johnson, December 12, 1956-December 18, 2021, 65, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, passed away Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Life Care Center in Michigan City, IN.
She was born December 12, 1956 in La Porte, Indiana, the daughter of Russell Bannwart and Evelyn (Schilling) Bannwart.
A lifelong resident of the area, Dawn was the in-house supervisor at Michigan City High School for over twenty years. On November 15, 1975 at the Springville Methodist Church, she married Wayne Allen Johnson and together they raised two sons, Bryan of La Porte and Steven of Rolling Prairie. Dawn enjoyed fishing and gardening and you could often find her watching all of the birds at the feeders at her home. She loved riding her four-wheeler and traveling to the Smokey Mountains, where she wanted to live. Dawn loved taking care of kids and babysitting and she was always rescuing dogs, including her two precious Pit Bulls, Capone and Pixie.
In addition to her husband and sons, she is survived by her niece who she treated like a daughter, April Johnson of La Porte; her sister, Cindy (Bob) Browning of La Porte, IN; her special friend, Wanda Demuck of La Porte, IN and a few other nieces and nephews.
Dawn was preceded in death by her parents.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends for a viewing Thursday, December 23, 2021 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A service will follow at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will take place.
Memorial contributions in Dawn's honor may be made to the Michiana Humane Society at michianapets.org or the La Porte Small Animal Shelter, 2855 IN 2, La Porte, IN 46350.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.