The precious queen of our family Louise Dawson, 96, of Tiffin, was called home to be with the Lord on Feb. 2, 2013.
Louise was born Dec. 10, 1916, in Warren, Ind., to the late Orville and Hazele Lawrence. She married her wonderful husband Harvey M. Dawson Dec. 12, 1936, and spent 61 happy years together. They spent the majority of their time doing things as a couple, including working at Fuller Brush together as door-to-door salespeople for 25 years. Both were fortunate enough to have married their best friend in life. They spent a lifetime endeavoring to make the other person happy and their marriage was an inspiration to all who knew them. Harvey has been waiting to be reunited with his wife since he preceded her in death in 1997.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; a brother, Leverton; sister, Doris Debter; stepmother, Nettie Beckius; and a son-in-law, Hans Abbott.
Survivors include two daughters, Jane Abbott and Bonnie (Bob) Wagner, both of Tiffin; six grandchildren, Delilah (Jim) Woodland of Tiffin, Guy (Kim) Abbott of Tiffin, Wende (Jason) Jourdan of Lewis Center, Cindi Sparks of Tiffin, Anderson (Heather) Wagner of Lacey, Wash., and Cortnie (Ryan) Hampshire of Tiffin; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Louise's interests included spending quality time with her family and friends, playing cards, campfires, attending "Girls Night Out" with her daughters and dear friends at the AMVETS, (of which she was a dedicated member), dancing, playing shuffleboard, and her poodle Rusty. Louise regularly attended St. Mary Catholic Church until she went to reside at St. Francis Nursing Home in 2010.
Visitation will be at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory in Tiffin, 135 N. Washington St., Tiffin, from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013. Funeral for Louise will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary Walters officiating. Burial will follow the services on Wednesday at Seneca Memory Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Nursing Home or to the Tiffin AMVETS Post No. 48.
Online condolences may be left for the family and the live webcast may be viewed at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.