In Memory of

Lois C. Dawson

April 19, 1934 - December 17, 2018
From: Twin Lakes, IA

Twin Lakes – Lois C. Dawson 84, passed away Monday, December 17, 2018 at Friendship Haven, Fort Dodge.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 at the United Methodist Church, Rockwell City, with Pastor Anita Bane officiating.  Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery, Rockwell City.  Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at the Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City.

     Lois is survived by her children, Dennis (Wilma) Dawson of Des Moines, Dana (Maurie) Greenway of Rockwell City, David (Jill) Dawson of Rockwell City, and Don Dawson of Carlisle; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Jan Craft of Marshalltown; and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Neil; parents, Louis and Atha (Faulkner) Craft; and brother George Craft.

     Lois Craft Dawson was born April 19, 1934 at Rockwell City, Iowa.  She graduated from Rockwell City High School, with the Class of 1952.  Lois received her teaching certificate from Drake University, and taught kindergarten in Sioux City for two years.  On June 10, 1956 she was united in marriage to Neil E. Dawson at the United Methodist Church in Rockwell City.  In 1976, Lois received her bachelor’s degree from Morningside College and taught Elementary Art at Rockwell City for four years.  Neil passed away in 2006.  She later made her home at Friendship Haven.  Lois was a member of United Methodist Church, Order of Eastern Star, PEO, Chi Omega, Calhoun Co. Historical Society, Rockwell City Garden Club, Stewart Memorial Community Hospital Auxiliary, Boy Scouts of America Committee Member, Music Booster Club, O.O.T., Reading Circle, and National Art Education Association. 

Funeral Services
11:00 a.m. - Friday
December 21, 2018
United Methodist Church
Rockwell City, Iowa
Pastor Anita Bane
4 to 7 p.m. - Thursday
Dec. 20, 2018
Palmer & Swank Funeral Home
Rockwell City, Iowa
Organist - Fran Lawson
Rosehill Cemetery
Rockwell City, Iowa


Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at 12:55 PM
“Sending prayers for peace, blessings and comfort. ”
- Lorrie Powers

Monday, December 24, 2018 at 7:33 AM
“Always loved your spirit and creativity.”
- david j esmay

Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:17 PM
“"Inspirational and always creative", Sympathy for your loss.”
- Shaun Doering

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 8:44 AM
“The ponchos ... her fabulous hair ... that huge red Ford station wagon with the vanity plate NOSWAD ... how annoyed she was by the local radio announcer who pronounced the name of our town Rockwool. Lois was special.”
- Hilda Hartling

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 6:04 AM
“I am one of the many lives that your mother touched during her life. I’m sorry for your loss.”
- Sarah Hobart

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:26 PM
“John and I remember Lois fondly and send our condolences to the family. Mary Knapp Moreland”
- John and Mary Moreland u

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 5:38 PM
“Sympathy for your loss.”
- Sharon& Tim Glasnapp

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 4:44 PM
“My deepest sympathy for your loss.”
- Randy Gray

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 12:32 PM
“Our deepest sympathies to you all ”
- Vicki (Santee) and Rick McClintock

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