Donald Lawson 1939-2018

Donald O. Lawson, 79, Mayetta, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at the Onaga Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born May 23, 1939, at Clay Center, the son of Donald Lawson Sr. and Thelma Hitsman Lawson.

Mr. Lawson served in the U.S. Air Force for 11 years, then for eleven years in the Army National Guard. He also was the heating and air supervisor for the State of Kansas at the Docking Building in Topeka.

He was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Mensa International.

He married Nancy Hill on Feb. 28, 1987, at St. John Catholic Church in Iola. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Douglas Lawson and wife Penny, Salina; a brother, Richard Lawson, in Missouri; two sisters, Beverly Steele, Topeka, and Donna Cox, Owasso, Okla.; and three grandchildren, Brady, Jace and Tatiana Lawson. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marian Hughes and Thelma.

Memorial services with military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. Inurnment will be held later in Highland Cemetery at Iola.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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