DeWayne “Ken” Dawson, 71, of Geneva passed away at 9:43 a.m. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at his residence. He was born on Monday, February 3, 1943 in Decatur. He was married on Saturday, November 3, 1984 in Berne to Marjorie Dawson.
He was a 1963 graduate of Decatur High School and served in the United States Navy. He was a member of Moose Lodge 1311 and Masonic Lodge 571 F&A.M., both in Decatur, and the Scottish Rite Valley of Fort Wayne. Being recently retired, he had worked for many years at McIntosh in Berne, Limberlost Apartments in Geneva, and was also self-employed. He and his wife formerly owned and operated the High Line Restaurant in Geneva.
He is survived by his wife; two sons, Anthony D. "Tony" (Sarah) Dawson of Berne; and Scott A.K. Dawson of Rochester; three daughters, Ashley D. Dawson of Geneva; Erica Sue Dawson of Fort Wayne; and Shari (James) Bailey of Wells County; sister, Donna (Gary) Heckert of Decatur; half-brother, Karl Lough of Decatur; two half-sisters, Maxine Brickley of Decatur; and Lue Flippo of Kentucky; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, Arthur “Pete” Dawson; mother, Katherine Wolfe; brother, William Dawson; half-brother, Wilbur Lough; and brother-in-law, Warren Brickley.
Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 30 with a Masonic service at 7:00 p.m. by Masonic Lodge 571, F&A.M. at Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 31 at the funeral home. Officiating will be Pastor Michele Isch. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Geneva.
Arrangements provided by Downing & Glancy Funeral Home in Geneva. Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com.
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