STERLING – Lila F. Dawson, 92, of Sterling, died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Pavilion Nursing Home, in Sterling. She was employed by Eagle Foods in Waterloo, Iowa, before her retirement.
Lila was born April 6, 1922, in Wisconsin, to Henry and Martha (Lubbs) Austreng. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, and later a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Sterling. She enjoyed sewing and caring for many of her friends.
Survivors include one daughter, Eva (Austreng) Carbaugh; five sons, Ronald (Kim) Dawson, Ray (Lydia) Dawson, Rex (Karen) Dawson, Roger Dawson, and Richard (Linda) Dawson; three sisters, Irene Grimm, Ruth Bock, and Shirley Bemis; grandchildren, Kerry (Laura) Carbaugh, Brian (Dawn) Carbaugh, Bob (Renee) Carbaugh, and Suzanne (Carbaugh) Marquez; great-grandchildren, Taylor (Mark) Jackson, Brandi (Troy) Hendrix, Devon (Aaron) Flick, Casey, Brianna, Alli, Melissa, Elizabeth, and Matthew Carbaugh, Paige, Liz, and Morgan Sandquist, Alyssa Marquez, Rhonda Snellgrove, Michael Headly, and Brian, Brandon, Tiffany, Tad, Brett (Michelle), Aaron (Amanda), Corey (Amy), Angela (Travis), Doug (Tammy), and Sarah Dawson; great-great-grandchildren, Luke and Noah Jackson, Brandt and Ainsleigh Hendrix, Isaiah Carbaugh, Brantly Sandquist, Ashley, Corey, and Matthew Snellgrove, Ella Brooks, Alexandria, Blake, Tyler, Dillon, Raegan, Brianna, Jordan, Nick, Zach, Alli, Hannah, Haley, Sophie, Kate, Hadley, Tori, Kahli, and Henry Dawson; great-great-great grandchildren, Cheyenne and Coulter Bundrick; and Kale Snellgrove; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Clarence Austreng; maternal and paternal grandparents; two granddaughters, Shari and Bambi Carbaugh; son-in-law, Bob Carbaugh; and great-grandson, Zachary Snellgrove.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Coleta United Methodist Church in Coleta, with the Rev. David Jungnickel, pastor, officiating.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial has been established.
Arrangements were completed by Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling. Visit www.schillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.