Neil Allen Dawson, 81, died Sunday, December 18 at his residence in Turpin.
He was born on April 11, 1935 in Neligh, Nebraska, to Jay B. and Amert C. (Hogel) Dawson.
He graduated from Winona High School in Winona, Kansas in 1953. He worked as a diesel mechanic for Jimmy Roger Trucking.
He was a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Liberal.
He lived in Liberal for 27 years and 19 years in Turpin.
On December 11, 1953 he married Alfreda Schiltz in Grinnell, Kansas. She Survives.
Other survivors include
Terry Dawson and his wife Paula Liberal, KS
Vicky Ouellette and her husband Tommy Salina, KS
Carla Brechbuhler and her husband Alex Hugoton, KS
Gail Brechbuhler and her husband Kenton College Station, TX
Sandra Stapp and her husband Robert Danbury, NE
Christine Timmer and her husband Joseph Turpin, OK
Marilyn Rachow Elkhorn, NE
15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and 13 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, son Neil Dawson Jr., grandson Tommy Perkins and great grandson Jeffry Nichols.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am Thursday, December 22, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, with Father Jim Dieker presiding. Burial to follow at Liberal Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9 am to 7pm Wednesday. Family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 7:30 pm.
Vigil service will be at 7:30 pm Wednesday at Brenneman Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brenneman Funeral Home, for the Neil Dawson Memorial Fund, 1212 W 2nd Street, Liberal KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com