Elmer Bernard Dawson

Elmer Bernard Dawson

Elmer Bernard Dawson, of Hopkins, Minnesota, and formerly of Norwood Young America, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017, at Golden Living Nursing Home in Hopkins, Minnesota. He was 89 years, 2 months and 7 days. Blessed be his memory.
Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 10:30 a.m., at Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Father Gregory Abbott officiated. Organist was Marilee Widmer. Musical selections were “How Great Thou Art,” “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name,” “Oh Lord, I Am Not Worthy,” and “Battle Hymn Of The Republic.” Casket Bearers were Danny Bohlinger, Gerry Bohlinger, Doug Stender, James Dawson, Brandon Stender, Mark Lund
Elmer Bernard Dawson was born on January 4, 1928, in Lakeville, Minnesota. He was the son of Hugh and Elizabeth (Heller) Dawson. Elmer was baptized as an infant and later was confirmed in his faith as a youth, both at All Saints Catholic Church in Lakeville, Minnesota. He received his education in Lakeville, Minnesota, graduating from the Lakeville High School.
Elmer entered active military service in the United States Army in 1945, and served for two years. In 1950, he entered active military service in the United States Air Force until 1969. Elmer was stationed in many different places through his years of service but spent a lot of time in both Japan and Korea working as a mechanic. After his honorable discharge, Elmer settled in Warner Robins, Georgia, until 1979. He then moved to Norwood Young America, Minnesota, to be nearer to family. He was a member at Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America, where he sang in the church choir and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Elmer was also a member of the VFW and American Legion in Lancaster, California.
Elmer enjoyed music, recording movies, stamp and coin collecting, crossword puzzles (even creating his own crossword book), computers and traveling. He enjoyed life and loved to be with his family.
Elmer is survived by his sister, Dolores Bohlinger of Norwood Young America, MN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Elmer is preceded in death by his parents, Hugh and Elizabeth Dawson; siblings, James Dawson, Marcella Roche, Veronica McGough, Lucille Dawson, Phyllis Lund.
Arrangements by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America, MN. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.mcbridechapel.com. Please click on Obituaries/Guest Book.

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