Sunday, October 19, 2008

Obituary: Norman D. Dawson - Class of 1949

WYOCENA - Norman D. Dawson, age 77, passed away on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008. Norman was born on June 18, 1931 in Madison, the son of Harry M. and Leone (Stargardt) Dawson. Norm graduated from Central High in Madison, He served his country in the Marine Corps from 1951 until 1954 in the Korean War receiving a purple heart. He was united in marriage to Marlene for 19 years.Norm worked for the U.S. Government as a Postal Carrier. He carried mail on rural routes in Madison then in Windsor. Norm was an avid outdoorsman. His hobbies included hunting and fishing. Norm was known for his kind spirit and helping others in their recovery process of alcoholism. He was a leader in the AA program, and spoke on many occasions at the prison about the 12 step program. He is survived by his son, Michael Dawson of DeForest; his daughter, Doris "De" (Clifford "Tipper") Otis; granddaughter, Tanya Meyers; grandson, Chad Teubert; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Taylor and Amelia; other relatives and many dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Harry. Funeral services for Norman Dawson will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, at 11 a.m. at SMITH FUNERAL HOME in Pardeeville. Pastor Charles Case will officiate. Burial will follow in the Wyocena Cemetery. Full military rites will be presented by the Pardeeville American Legion Post 215 and the Pardeeville Veterans of Forein Wars Post. Visitation for Norm will be held on Monday evening from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home in Pardeeville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name. The Smith Funeral home in Pardeeville is serving the family.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on October 19, 2008

Note: Norman Dawson's class year is based on information in the 1949 Tychoberahn, where his photograph appears among those of the graduating seniors.

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