Bill Lawson


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Posted Online: April 11, 2014, 5:36 pm
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Bill Lawson, 89, of Rock Island, died Thursday, April 10, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Trinity Rock Island.
Visitation is 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola, with funeral services to follow at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be at Viola Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for a memorial fund to be established.
Bill was born in Shale City, Ill., on July 24, 1924, a son of George William and Frances Dorothy Lawson. He graduated from Viola High School in 1942. On April 21, 1950, he married Elaine Richardson in Rock Island.
During the 1940s, he ran the Jack Sprat Store in Viola. He was a salesman for many years, retiring from D&B Distributors, Galesburg. Bill loved to golf. He had been a member of Mill Creek Golf Club and, after retirement, he worked at Highland Springs Golf Course. He also enjoyed bowling; he even rolled a perfect 300 game. He was a member of Viola Masonic Lodge. You could usually find Bill having his morning coffee at Milan Hy-Vee.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Elaine Lawson, Rock Island; children, Krista Duytschaever, Moline, and Kirk (Darlene) Lawson, Westerville, Ohio; grandchildren, Dietrich (Mindy) Lawson, Fort Wayne, Ind., Misha Lawson, Westerville, and Allison (Derek) Miller, Moline; great-grandchildren, Sadie and Hannah; and siblings, Richard (Jane) Lawson and Jackie (Ken) Brown, both of Viola.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Florine Carlson, Disie Weihler, Mary Harding, Ella Spengler, Nancy Dowsett and Ramona Lawson.
Online condolences may be left at dennisonfuneralhome.com.












 



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  Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
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