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Robert W. Dawson, 89

Dec 20, 2015

Blue Earth Robert Wesley Dawson, age 89 of Blue Earth, passed into his eternal home Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at United Hospital in Blue Earth. A memorial service was held at Trinity Lutheran Church on Dec. 16. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Bob was born on Oct. 19, 1926 in Minneapolis, the son of Esther and Everett Dawson. He attended Central High School in Minneapolis and then joined the service during WWII where he worked as a medic. After the service, Bob attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from the Minnesota School of Business with a degree in Business Administration. Soon after, Bob met his lovely wife Audrey Jean Peterson of Blue Earth. They were married at Salem English Lutheran Church in Minneapolis on Oct. 14, 1950. Bob and Audrey celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this year. For 38 years, Bob worked in the insurance industry. He and Audrey settled in Burnsville, where they raised three children, Patricia, Barbara, and Scott. In 1995 Bob and Audrey moved to Blue Earth to be close to family and enjoy the slower pace of a small town.

Bob loved to golf, speed skate, play bridge, travel, work through the daily crossword puzzle, and spend quality time with his family and friends. Bob’s grandchildren adored their grandpa for his kind and loving spirit, wonderful sense of humor, and propensity for telling jokes. His children could not have asked for a better dad. Bob’s faith in Jesus Christ was central to his life and was expressed in his openness to all he came in contact with. He also actively served in various church ministries, as his church home was very important to him.

He is survived by his wife, Audrey, of Blue Earth; daughters, Patty Waters, of Stuart, Florida; and Barb Melheim, of Nevis; son, Scott (Teri) Dawson, of Laguna Niguel, California; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Bob’s parents, two sisters, one brother, a son-in-law and a grandchild precede him in death.

Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com