Lloyd 'Al' Dawson

Lloyd "Al" Dawson, 87, of Hartford City, IN, and formerly of Warren, IN, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, at 5:55 p.m. at Bridgewater Centre for Health & Rehabilitation in Hartford City.

Mr. Dawson was owner-operator of Al's Repair Service, where he was a plumber, electrician and a carpenter. He was a life member of the Amvets Post 23 in Hartford City. He served in the United States Army during World War II in Germany. He served as a private first class throughout the war and was an active solider during the Battle of Bulge.

He had been a resident of Hartford City since 1965 and was a former resident of Warren. He was a graduate of Jackson Center High School. He was a member of the Jackson Alumni Association.

He was born Wednesday, June 9, 1926, in Jackson Township, Wells County. He married Margaret ‘Maggie' M. Lautzenheiser, and she preceded him death. He later married Marlene Gray, and she survives.

Other survivors include five daughters, Linda (Steve) Briles, Donna (Pat) Norton, Anita Lambert and Carma (Mike) Reidy, all of Hartford City, and Sandra (Randy) Leer, of Bristol; five sons, Steve Dawson, of Indianapolis; Mark (Pradit) Dawson, of Norman, OK; Tim Dawson, of Tucson, AZ; Jay Dawson, of Hartford City; and Jeff (Thuy) Dawson, of Bristol; 29 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren.

Calling is Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, from noon to 2 p.m. at Walker & Glancy Funeral Home, 109 W. Windsor St., Montpelier. A funeral service will be held immediately after at the funeral home, with Rev. Chris Neel officiating. Interment will follow in the Asbury Cemetery in Montpelier. Military rites will be conducted at the graveside by the U.S. Army and the Millard Brown American Legion Post 156.

Preferred memorials are to Amvets Post 23, 902 S. Walnut, Hartford City, IN 47348.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com.