Dawn Marie Loos, 68, of Scottsbluff, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022, at The Residency in Scottsbluff. Dawn was born July 17, 1954, in Scottsbluff to Donald E. and Patricia A. (Ryan) Loos. She graduated from Scottsbluff High School. An auto accident early in life limited her ability to work, but Dawn assisted with the family business, Loos Electric Supply, off and on for several years answering phones and filing. Her smiling face greeted the customers and those who called in alike. Dawn contracted West Nile Virus in 2002, leaving her paralyzed virtually from the chest down. She was placed in a long-term skilled nursing facility and remained there until her death.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 15, 2022, at Reverence Funeral Parlor in Scottsbluff with Pastor Andrew Griess officiating. Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. The service will be livestreamed and recorded to Dawn’s obituary page viewable at www.reverencefuneralparlor.com. Memorials may be made to the Panhandle Humane Society.
She had a special love for dogs and horses. Dennis, the Boston Terrier, and Banner, her white horse, were her favorites while living with her parents and grandparents on the ranch. She would go on to share her love of animals and music with her nieces and nephew. Dawn had an eye for detail when working on painting her ceramics and making macromay plant holders. Several of her works were given as gifts. Dawn was a wonderful aunt to her nieces and nephew. They always looked forward to their time spent with her. Dawn was a member of the Zion Evangelical Church in Scottsbluff. She had a strong faith in the Lord and enjoyed visits from her church family. She was baptized and confirmed at Emmanuel Congregational Church in Scottsbluff.
Survivors include her sister, Pam (Bill) Bauer of Scottsbluff; brother, David Loos of Mitchell; aunts, Norma Welsh of Omaha and Theil Ryan of Torrington; uncle, Bruce Ryan of Denver, CO; nieces and nephew, Melissa (Jason) Bauer of Scottsbluff, Brooks (Jennifer) Bauer of Greeley, CO, and Candace Konley of Omaha, NE; stepmom, Carol Loos of Charlotte, NC; along with other extended family members.
Dawn was preceded in death by her parents; sister-in-law, Sandy Loos; nephew-in-law, James Post; former husband, William Steen; paternal grandparents, Emmanuel and Sarah Loos; maternal grandparents, Eli and Nettie Ryan; uncle, Larry Ryan; aunts and uncles, Geraldine and Walt Herdt, Harriet and Harvey Foos, Sharon and Leroy Moss; along with other extended family members.
The family would like to thank all of Dawn’s caregivers over the last 20 years, especially those at The Residency for their care and comfort to Dawn. Her transition was easier knowing they were there with her.