Richard D. "Rick" Dawson

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KANSASVILLE - Richard D.”Rick” Dawson, 58, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at his home, surrounded by his family. Born in Racine on December 27, 1955, he was the son of Keith and Rose Dawson. He spent his early life in Union Grove where he graduated from high school. He attended M.S.O.E. and then graduated from U.W. Parkside in 1978 with a degree in electrical engineering, Rick also obtained his pilot’s license in his earlier years. On October 9, 1987 Rick was united in marriage to Karen Ann McDonald, at St. Charles Catholic Church. Following marriage they made their home in Union Grove before moving to Kansasville in 1988. Rick’s first job was working at the company his grandfather founded, Grove Gear, as an IT Manager. He also worked at Allen Bradley, Eaton, Oil Gear, GE Medical Systems, Quad Graphics, True North Consulting and was currently employed with Titan Incorporated in Sturtevant as the Senior Software Engineer. He was a member of NHRA, IHRA, NRA; was an avid drag racer since 1982 and was a great supporter of Great Lakes Dragaway. In his spare time he loved to restore cars, trucks and tractors with his only son, Sam. Rick was a collector and enjoyed going to tractor, truck and car shows. He is survived by his wife, Karen; his son, Sam; his mother, Rose Dawson; his mother-in-law, Lois McDonald; siblings, Ken (Terri McCormick-Dawson) Dawson, Mike (Lisa) Dawson, Gail Dummer, Allen (Debbie) Dawson; brother & sister-in-laws, Kathy (Joe) Polacheck, Jim (Karen Renee) McDonald, Joanne (Mike) Ziesemer and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father; grandparents; and father-in-law, Albert McDonald. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family for Sam’s education would be appreciated. The family would like to thank Dr. Syed Haider and the staff at Lombardi Cancer Clinic, and all their family and friends for the love and support shown during this difficult time. Mass of Christian Burial for Rick will be held Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Charles Catholic Church with Rev. Sergio Lizama officiating. Visitation will be at Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home on Friday, March 28th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Crematory 625 S. Browns Lake Drive Burlington, WI 53105 (262) 763-3434

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Published in Racine Journal Times on Mar. 27, 2014