Arthur Art Dawson Arthur Art Dawson, 87, of Topeka passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Topeka. He was born March 26, 1926 in Lebanon, Illinois, the son of Walter and Lulu (Stump) Dawson. Art served in the United States Air Force and retired after serving 20 active and 10 reserve years. After retiring he worked at Memorial Hospital in Topeka. He was a proud member of Post 400 of the American Legion. Art married Hermina Perschbacher on December 5, 1950. They later divorced. His companion of over 30 years, Margaret Babe Lang, preceded him in death in 2007. Survivors include a son, Michael Dawson and his wife Janet of Topeka; daughter, Carol Marple and her husband Ben of Wakarusa; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Others preceding him in death are his parents and all of his brothers and sisters. Graveside services and military honors will be held at Simmerwell Cemetery on Tuesday, May 14th, at 10:30 am. Mr. Dawson will lie in state from 11-7 pm on Monday at Davidson Funeral Home, where the family will receive friends from 5-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission in care of the funeral home.
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Davidson Funeral Home - Topeka
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on May 12, 2013