In Memory of




Obituary for Robert Stewart Dawson

Robert “Bob” Stewart Dawson, 93, died August 28, 2023 and was reunited with his beloved wife Pearl just in time to celebrate their 71st year of marriage (August 30) and their first heavenly one.

Bob was born June 11, 1930, son to Ruth (Hidde) and Stewart Dawson in Oshkosh, WI. He graduated from Neenah High School in 1948 and went on to graduate from UW - Madison in 1953 with a degree in Agriculture. The Dawson family called many Wisconsin cities “home” throughout Bob’s 31-year career as a Soil Conservationist for the US Department of Agriculture. During this time, he also served in the US Army National Guard for over 30 years, eventually retiring in 1990 as a 1LT (First Lieutenant).

Post-retirement, Bob worked in the warehouse at EAA Aviation Museum when he wasn’t helping his family like chauffeuring his four granddaughters to and from Peace Lutheran Preschool. He and Pearl gave their gifts, talents, and time to Peace Lutheran and later, St Andrews Lutheran Church.

Bob is survived by four sons, Jeffrey (Laura) Dawson of Milwaukee, James (Donald Fenlon) Dawson of Green Bay, Daniel (Amy) Dawson of Oshkosh, and John Dawson of Plover; five grandchildren, Joshua, Kimberly, Melissa, Miranda, and Hannah; great grandson, Jeremiah; brother, Roger Dawson of Sarasota, Florida; sister-in-law, JoAnn Guetzkow of Oshkosh; and nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife Pearl and son William Dawson.

Bob will be remembered as a generous man who was always willing to help others and who could find humor in any situation, even in his final days. You could find Bob and Pearl every late afternoon in their living room enjoying ‘Happy Hour’ with a drink and snack for them and their many Airedale foster dogs.

The Dawson family is very thankful for the (as Bob called them) angels at Gabriel's Villa and Moments Hospice for providing excellent care and support.

Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until the time of the memorial service at 10:00 AM on Thursday, September 14, 2023 at Peace Lutheran Church, 240 W 9th Ave, Oshkosh. He will be laid to rest at Peace Lutheran Cemetery.