Edwin Elsworth Dawson|
Edwin Elsworth Dawson, age 90, formerly of Albion, died, Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center. Memorial services will be 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at First Friends Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be one hour prior at the church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vogelfuneralhomes.com. Pursel Davis Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Ed was born March 26, 1919, in rural Albion to Harold A. and Hazel (Crouse) Dawson. He was raised in the Albion and Liscomb area attending school in Albion. Ed served his country honorably in the US Navy during WWII, as a parachute rigger . On April 7, 1940, he was united in marriage to Pauline Packer. She preceded him in death November 30, 2001. Ed was self employed, operating Ed Dawson Upholstery in Marshalltown and Albion for over 68 years.
Ed was a member of First Friends Church in Marshalltown, the Noon Kiwanis, Albion Lions Club, Oddfellows, and Albion City Council. Ed was an avid golfer, and enjoyed bowling, taking trips with Pauline, and watching sports on TV.
Edwin is survived by his son Larry (Pat) Dawson of Marion; daughter-in-law, Ruth Dawson of Marshalltown, grandchildren, Dan (Amy) Dawson of Manning, Jennifer (Jason) Arndt of Chicago, Chris (Tawnya) Dawson of Marshalltown, Shelley (Bobby) Griffis of Denison, TX, Kimberly Dawson of Marshalltown; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Cleo "Lee" (Rosemarie) Dawson of El Cajon, CA, and Ellis (Gayle) Dawson of Fort Worth, TX; brother in law and lifelong friend, Ralph Packer of Tempe, AZ; sister in law, Holly Packer of Maple Grove, MN; and special friend, Helen McKibben of Marshalltown.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son Craig, brother, Virgil "Cy" Dawson, and sister, Velda Yoder.
Ed never knew a stranger, enjoying everyone that he met. He will always be remembered as a loving father, and grandfather. He truly loved life.
Ed's family would like to thank all the friends and family who were always there for him, the wonderful staff at Marshalltown Medical and Surgical Center, the staff at Glenwood Place for making his stay so comfortable, and Dr. Terrell for years of caring for the needs of both Ed and Pauline.