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David L. Lawton

May 12, 1947 January 27, 2022
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DAVID L. LAWTON, 74, of Thomson, IL, died Thursday, January 27, 2022, at MercyOne Medical Center in Clinton, IA.

His funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at the Fulton Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home with Bishop Shane Buer officiating. The visitation will precede the service starting at 12:00 PM until the start of the funeral. Interment will be at Fulton Township Cemetery in Fulton, IL. A memorial has been established.

Dave was born May 12, 1947, in Pekin, IL, and was adopted by Earl A. and Beneta B. (Saunders) Lawton. He was educated in the Fulton Grade Schools and attended Fulton High School. He received his GED from Clinton Community Schools. He served in the United States Army. Dave married Kay Foster on March 21, 1969, in Fulton IL. He was first employed at Allied Steel in Clinton, IA and then he owned and operated his own trucking business. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was also a member of the Donald J. Ashpole American Legion Post #1025 in Thomson. Dave was an avid woodworker. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also loved racing stock cars.

Survivors include his wife, Kay; one daughter, Melissa (Terry Wiegmann, fiancée) Lawton of Freeport, IL; one son, David E. (Lorenza) Lawton of Clinton; eight grandchildren, Shane (Jenny) Griffith, Jamie (Aaron Hayward) Griffith, Brianna (Andrew Penticoff) Griffith, Haley Williamson, Christopher James Lawton, Dylan Romero Lawton, Katelynn Marie Lawton and Dominic Lawton; three great-grandsons, Greyson Lawton, Dashiell Lawton and David Benjamin Hayward; two sisters, Toni Lawton of Arizona and Jeanne Thulen of Rockford, IL.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; two brothers, Randall D. and John R. Lawton.

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Visitation

Wednesday

2

Feb

12:00 PM 2/2/2022 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 2/2/2022 2:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Service

Wednesday

2

Feb

2:00 PM 2/2/2022 2:00:00 PM
Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel

1500 10th Avenue
Fulton, IL 61252

Bosma-Renkes - Fulton Chapel
1500 10th Avenue Fulton 61252 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fulton Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

701 Fowler Rd,
Fulton, IL 61252

701 Fowler Rd, Fulton 61252 IL
United States
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