Starlett Dawn Warner was born on January 16, 1961, in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Ken and Elaine (Elvik) Erickson. Dawn graduated from Sioux City East High School in 1979. On May 26, 2001, she was united in marriage to Dave Warner. The couple made their home in Traer. Dawn previously worked at Dain Bosworth Investments and recently was working as a dietary aide at Sunrise Hill Care Center in Traer. She enjoyed children, animals, and helping people. Dawn died at the age of 55 on January 2, 2017, at her home. She was preceded in death by a brother, Mark Erickson; her maternal grandparents; and her paternal grandparents. Dawn is survived by her husband; her parents; two sons, Daniel and Darrick Bern; a sister, Victoria Pitzele; two brothers, Kelley and Blaine Erickson; and three grandchildren.