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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