Dawn Marie Zerrer

Birth Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 1968
Date of Passing: 
Saturday, December 29, 2018

Dawn Marie Zerrer, 50, of Wooster passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018 at her home surrounded by her family. Dawn had been battling cancer for four years.

She was born February 8, 1968 in Orrville the daughter of Tim and Judy Bohlen Dalessandro.  On September 24, 1994 she married Brian Lee Zerrer.

Dawn was a 1986 graduate of Orrville High School.  She had worked at the Wayne County Treasurer’s Office since 1996 and served as Treasurer from 2011-2018.

Dawn enjoyed time spent with her family, especially the vacations with other families and friends.  She was extremely proud watching her daughters play volleyball and donated her time to the high school program.  Dawn cherished the shopping days with her daughters, and loved to host parties at her home, whether it was a deck party or a Buckeyes game. 

She was President of the Junior Women’s Club, Secretary of the Wooster Booster Club, member of the Wayne County Republican Women, a member of the Executive Committee of the Wayne County Republican Party and a member of the County Treasurer’s Association of Ohio. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Wooster.

Surviving is her husband Brian; two daughters Kayla Marie Zerrer and Marisa Lee Zerrer; parents Tim and Judy Dalessandro and her brother Brian Dalessandro.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 527 Beall Ave, Wooster, Ohio 44691.  Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church from 5-8 pm. on Friday, January 4, 2019.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com


Memorial Contributions: 

Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice


The family will receive friends at the church from 5-8 pm. on Friday, January 4, 2019.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 527 Beall Ave, Wooster


Dawn you are such an inspiration. We will miss you tremendously. I love you .

Many prayers go out to Dawns family. She was beautiful not only outside but inside as well. Always smiling. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that you will someday meet again. My deepest and sincerest sympathy go out to you all. The class of 1986 will miss her

RIP Dawn. You will be missed by friends and family.

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

I'm sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.

A beautiful soul gone way too soon. I am lucky to have met and worked alongside Dawn as County Treasurer. I will hold her memory close, and her family in my prayers.

On behalf of the County Treasurers Association of Ohio, I want to offer the condolences and deepest sympathies of all fellow county treasurers on Dawn's passing. Dawn was an inspiration to all the members of the association and her smile and welcoming demeanor always brightened up our conferences. May you find comfort in knowing that others are sharing in your grief, and offering prayers for Dawn and your family during this difficult time.

I am deeply saddened to hear of Dawn's passing. She was a warm, delightful person whose smile would light up a room. I, as will all the County Treasurers, miss Dawn at our conferences. I will keep the family in my prayers and may she rest in peace.

Sending my deepest sympathy to your entire family. Judy and Tim...sending big hugs your way. What a beautiful young woman. Have heard so many nice things about Dawn over the years. Prayers

Thoughts and prayers are with Dawn’s family during this time of sorrow. Dawn fought the good fight. Rest In Peace.

You have my heartfelt sympathy. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to all family members.

I have no words, just a heart felt for your loss.

Dawn was a bright light and always had a cheerful smile in the short time I got to know her through my work with the County Treasurers Association. She was a beloved member of the CTAO and will be missed by so many. Her kindness toward me will never be forgotten. I pray for grace and healing for all who knew and loved her.

From the first time we meet, i knew she was special and through the years her glowing light has continued to shine. Your smile and beautiful personality will be with me always. May the good Lord bless you with his love. We send our prayers and love to all the family, God bless you with his love.

Dawn was such a beautiful person inside and out and her smile was contagious! My heart and prayers go out to family and friends. She will truly be missed.

Brian and girls, you will always be in our prayers. Dawn will be truly missed, she was such a strong, courageous woman. #cancersucks God Speed Dawn!

Dawn lived a life of service to the public as well as to her friends and loving family. Though too short, hers was a life well lived! She will be deeply missed. Lauren and I keep her family in our prayers.

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Dawn's family. Your community, along with the County Treasurers community, has lost a very special individual. She will be remembered for her strength and courage. My prayers go out to the family.

Dawn was a beautiful person inside and out, she always had a beautiful smile when she was at conference. Sending my heartfelt condolences and prayers to the family.

We will miss Dawn. Dawn was
a wonderful lady and an great asset to the State County Treasurer Assoc. Our prayers and thoughts are with your family in this season of your lives. God Bless. Steve

My heart breaks for Brian,Kayla,Marisa and the rest of the family. Dawn was a beautiful lady,inside and out. May GOD wrap all of you in his loving arms and give you comfort and peace. The wonderful memories you made with her will live forever in your hearts.

Our deepest sympathy to you Brian and to your daughters. So sorry for your loss. Dawn was a beautiful and kind person who always had a smile on her face. Such a hard fought battle. My heart aches for all of you. May God bring some peace to your family knowing she is no longer suffering and that she is in a wonderful, peaceful place with our heavenly Father. Prayers and love to all of you. Barb

Prayers to your family. So sorry for your lost.

Tim, Judy & Dawn’s family. So sorry for your loss. Dawn was such a nice person. She fought the good fight & will be missed dearly. God bless the family.

Brian, Kayla, & Marisa,
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray you find peace in all your wonderful memories. I have many of my own. I consider myself blessed to have known and cared for Dawn. She was a wonderful women.

Deepest sympathies to Tim, Judy, and rest of family.

Brian, Kayla & Marisa We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Dawn was very special and good to everyone and had such a wonderful personality. May God grant you peace and comfort that only he can at this very difficult time.

Brian & Family:
Our sincerest condolences to you all on the passing of Dawn who was a very special person. We will keep you all in our
thoughts & prayers in the days ahead!
Tom & Sue Lavelle, Tamassee, SC

We are so very sorry. Dawn was a kind, strong, loving woman full of grace. May God comfort you all during this difficult time. 1 Thessalonians 5: 9-11 ... Our Lord Jesus Christ,
who died for us so that whether we are awake or asleep we live with Him.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Dawn. We will remember her as the beautiful lady who was always smiling. She was dedicated to her family and community and was greatly respected within the Ohio Treasurers' Association. Dawn will be missed.

Linda S. Bolon and Staff, Columbiana County Treasurer's Office

Pour thoughts and prayers go out to your family. What a beautiful and caring person Dawn was and will be forever in our thoughts and memories.

The Rehm's are praying for the Zerrer and Dalessandro family. Dawn meant alot to us and will be deeply missed.

Although I did not know Dawn for long, I was blessed to have known her. She was a kind, intelligent and higly respected person that will be greatly missed. My heartfelt condolences to Dawn's friends and family. May your memories of her comfort you in this difficult time.

My deepest sympathies for your loss go out to all family members.

May memories of the good times help you through this difficult time and the days and years ahead. I knew Dawn in high school and she was always so quick to give you a smile and say hello, she knew no strangers. During her treatment we connected again and I was so delighted to see she was the still the same girl as she was in high school. God gained an Angle. She will be sadly missed.

My deepest sympathy to my cousin Brian and the girls during this heartbreaking time. Although I never knew Dawn it is obvious from the condolences on here that she was a beautiful person on the inside as well. May the wonderful memories that all of you have help you through this difficult time.

Brian, Tim, Judy and family, our sincere sympathies to you all. Dawn was just a wonderfully, special person. Great at her job and great as a friend. She never gave up and will be missed by so many people. Our prayers go out to you all. Dave and Nancy Handwerk

I’m so sorry for your loss Brain,Kayla and Marisa your family will be in are prayers

I am so sorry to hear about Dawn. I was truly blessed to have known her. She was so kind and always a smile on her face every time I seen her at the CTAO conferences. She will be missed by all that had the chance to know her. Keeping your family in prayer.

Dawn was a beautiful person and will be treasured in our memories. The peace of Christ to you all!

Brian ... in sincere sympathy for you and your family. Prayers go with you.

Our continued prayers go out to all of you. My God bless each of you with strength and peace.
Love to all

Brian, you and your family are in my prayers.

Our prayers are with Dawn and her family. May she rest in peace.

Our prayers are with Dawn and her Family. My she rest in peace.

to Tim and Judy Dalessandro
only time will heal
Another angel has been added to the family that is above

your cousins from Akron

To Dawn's Family,
Our sincere condolences for your loss of a beautiful young lady. Praying for strength and comfort for all.

So sad to hear and hoping you will find peace and comfort from those around you. Dawn served as our Treasurer for a few years when her girls attended Peppermint Preschool. I know your family will miss her greatly. She was an inspiration!

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time! Brian, Kayla and Marisa may your wonderful memories carry you through! xoxo

Our condolences to all family & friends, we are here for you please let us know if you need anything. Jesus said: "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live."


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