July 19, 1935 - Feb. 19, 2014
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SOUTH BEND - Robert C. Lawson, Sr., 78, of South Bend, passed away on February 19th at Ironwood Health and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness with his loving family at his bedside. Mr. Lawson was born on July 19, 1935, in Canada. On August 5, 1956, in South Bend, he married the former Audrey F. Snider, who preceded him in death on November 16, 2003. Robert retired from Romy Hammes Corporation in 1998 where he worked in the Maintenance Division. Robert is survived by five daughters, Margo L. (Bob) Fujawa of Schoolcraft, MI, Linda L. (Charles) White of Sauk Village, IL, Helen K. (Tim) Fenton of Niles, MI, Sally C. Lawson and Laura E. Lawson, both of Mishawaka; three sons, Robert "Charlie" (Patti) Lawson, Jr. of South Bend, William F. Lawson of Plymouth, IN, and Gerald D. (Rick) Lawson of Fort Wayne, IN; and one brother, Randy Lawson. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Audrey; one daughter, Sherry Lawson; and one granddaughter, Mindy White. Robert enjoyed fishing, gardening, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren. Services will be Friday, February 21st, at 10:00 AM at Hanley and Sons "Southwest Chapel" Funeral Home, located at 23421 State Road 23 in South Bend, with Rev. Joe Emmerth officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in South Bend. The family requests all memorial contributions be made to Pet Refuge, located at 4626 S. Burnett Dr., South Bend, IN 46614; or Southern Care Hospice located at 310 W. McKinley Ave., Suite 340, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Condolences may be expressed online through our website: www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com. The HANLEY & Sons "Southwest Chapel" Funeral Home handled arrangements and services and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Lawson family.
Hanley and Sons - South Bend
23421 State Road 23 South Bend, IN 46614
Published in South Bend Tribune on Feb. 20, 2014