NORTH FREEDOM

Robert T. Dawson

March 31, 1941 - Oct. 28, 2007

Robert T. Dawson, 66, of North Freedom, went to his eternal heavenly home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, after a courageous battle with carcinoid cancer.

He was born in Cuba City on March 31, 1941, to the late Walter and Eileen Dawson. He attended the Leadmine State Graded Elementary School and started high school in Cuba City. The family relocated to Mukwonago during Robertís high school years. He graduated from Mukwonago High School in 1959 and later in life attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, graduating in 1975 with a degree in civil engineering. Robert worked as a machinist and tool and dye setter for Allis Chalmers and Kearney Tracker, and retired from Waukesha Engine (Dresser, Inc.) in 2003.

Robertís most notable earthly event was that he was saved by Godís grace and answered the invitation to come into the Lordís presence Aug. 20, 1980. He was a member of and served in the Waukesha Bible Church for 26 years and Walnut Hill Bible Church for 4 1/2 years. He was a special supporter of Crescent Lake Bible Camp near Rhinelander and considered himself a friend of Israel.

Robert was passionate about playing golf, financial and investing opportunities, coin collecting, metal detecting, hunting and fishing, and most importantly enjoying his grandchildren and family.

Robert is survived by his wife, Ruth; daughters, Audrey (Terry) Diske of Rock Springs and Tracy (Bob) Roberts of Spokane, Wash.; grandchildren, Katelynn and Trenton Diske; brother, Earl (Karen) of Greenfield; sisters, Janet Lyne of Janesville and Elaine (Bill) Fitch of Dubuque, Iowa; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Robert was preceded in death by his former wives, Nancy (1982) and Judy (1992); his parents; one sister, Joan; and one brother, Jimmy.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Walnut Hill Bible Church with the Rev. David Hutchens officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at his residence, and Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Burial will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, at Niagara Cemetery in Niagara.

Redlin Funeral Home of Baraboo, (608) 356-6571, is assisting the family with arrangements.