Wanda Jean Dawson, age 85, of Troy, passed away peacefully, next to her husband and surrounded by family on Saturday, April 28, 2018 in Saginaw, Michigan. The daughter of Harley and Goldie Elson, Wanda was born February 17, 1933, in Troy.
Edward Lee Dawson, age 83, of Troy, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family four days after his beloved wife, Wanda, on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 in Saginaw, Michigan. The son of Homer and Lola Dawson, Edward was born November 22, 1934, in Piqua.
Wanda and Edward were married September 2, 1953 at First Lutheran Church in Troy. Edward was a US Army Veteran, serving during Operation Desert Storm with the 641st Quartermaster Detachment of Covington, OH. He was employed with the Ohio National Guard for most of his life. Spending time with family, friends and their church were the most important part of Wanda and Edward’s life. They will be missed by many.
They are survived by their children, Joyce (Jack) Richardson, Nancy (Kevin) Butt, Dale (Kathy) Dawson, and Alan (Crisy) Dawson; grandchildren, Leola (Richard) Schneer, Jennifer (Tom) Deaton, Frank Richardson, John (Marisa) Richardson, Joel Richardson, Jason (Samantha) Butt, Andrew Butt, Steven Butt, Darbi (Kevan) Boddy, Darla Hurt, Matthew Dawson, Terrell Dawson, Shelby Green, and Joshua Dawson; 17 great grandchildren; and two sisters-in-law, Emily Dawson and Shirley Dawson. Wanda was preceded in death by her siblings, Harold, Lloyd, and Arthur Elson. Edward was preceded in death by his siblings, Donald, Roger, Fred, and Charles Dawson.
Visitation for Wanda and Edward will be from 4:00pm – 8:00pm, Friday, May 4, 2018 at Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy. Visitation will continue from 10:00am until the time of the service at 11:00am, Saturday, May 5, 2018 at First Lutheran Church, Troy with Rev. Heidi Holst officiating. Interment will take place at Highland Cemetery, Covington with military honors for Edward by the Veteran’s Memorial Honor Guard of Troy.
Memorials in honor of Wanda and Edward may be made to First Lutheran Church, 2899 W. Main St., Troy or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Fisher-Cheney Funeral Home, Troy.
First Lutheran Church
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Michael J Fox Foundation
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