|Birth: ||Jan. 21, 1923|
|Death: ||Dec. 23, 2011|
(Converse, Indiana) 88 year old Merle B. Lawson died on December 23, 2011 in his residence. Merle was born on January 21, 1923 in Wabash County to the late Hubert C. and Ada M. (Foster) Lawson.
Mr. Lawson was a crane operator with General Motors for 26 years. He had operated the family sawmill and trimmed trees in the Converse area. Merle B. Lawson married Norma Jean Lee on June 19, 1948 and she preceded him in death in 1988.
He collected antique toys and loved to play cards. Merle was a member of Converse Church of Christ and the Converse Volunteer Fire Department. Merle was an accomplished auto and truck mechanic. He loved to follow the action of the Indianapolis 500 race and attended vintage tractor and steam engine shows.
Mr. Lawson is survived by his daughter Joan (Terry) Larson, Tacoma, Washington; son Barry (Kathleen) Lawson, Marion, Indiana; and grandson Gordon Lawson.
Merle B. Lawson was preceded in death by his parents Hubert C., Ada M. Lawson, and his wife Norma Jean.
Visitation for Merle B. Lawson will take place from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm on Tuesday December 27, 2011 at the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel at 308 East Marion Street, Converse, Indiana.
The Funeral Service for Merle B. Lawson will take place at 2 pm on Wednesday December 28, 2011 at the Owen-Weilert-Duncan Funeral Home, Larrison-Martin Chapel, 308 East Marion Street, Converse, Indiana, with Pastor Thomas Kinnan officiating.
Burial with military honors will take place in Converse Cemetery
Huber Charles Lawson (1900 - 1986)
Norma Jean Lee Lawson (1928 - 1988)
Merle B Lawson (1923 - 2011)
Dale F Lawson (1930 - 1968)*
Created by: Lynn Stoops Chapel
Record added: Dec 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82353726
husband of 1st cousin 6x removed of wife of brother-in-law of 1st cousin 7x removed|
PATRICIA K. GRUETTER
Added: Jan. 28, 2013