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Jerry Lawson Birthday


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Posted Online: Nov. 01, 2012, 11:51 am
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Jerry Lawson, Colona, will celebrate his 80th birthday with a family dinner.
Mr. Lawson was born Oct. 26, 1932, in Springfield, Mo. He married Pat DeRuytter, East Moline, on Oct. 23, 1954, at St. John's Catholic Church, Rapids City.
His daughters are Christy Kuhlman, Moline; and Lisa (Rick) Barker, Colona. His four grandchildren are Neil, Nicholas, Mary and Kaylynn. His four great-grandchildren are Oliver, Xander, Emery and Sage.
Mr. Lawson was employed at John Deere Harvester, retiring January 1990. He is a member of St. Patrick, Colona.














 



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