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John Lawson - 65

11/21/1954 - 3/11/2020

Macomb formerly of Colchester

    John Lawson age 65 of Macomb, formerly of Colchester, passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at O.S.F. Hospital in Peoria.  He was born November 21, 1954, in St. Clair, Missouri, to Ted and Yolda Rulo Lawson.  He was united in marriage March 15, 1979, in Mt. Olive, Illinois to Sue Heitmeier.

    Surviving to mourn his passing is his wife of 40 years Sue Lawson, Macomb, 1 Son: Ted (Alisha) Lawson, Lasalle, Illinois, 1 Daughter: Toni Lawson, Macomb, 1 Granddaughter: Georgia Shepler Lawson, 1 Grandson: Ethan Lawson, 3 Brothers: Richard (Inez) Lawson, Roy (Dorothy) Lawson, Ted (Judy) Lawson Jr. (Sonny), John’s Second family 2 Sister In Laws: Jean Whitlock, Joni Steele, and 1 Brother In Law: Robert Heitmeier.

    John was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Brother: Junior Lawson, 1 Sister in Law: Sue Lawson, and 1 Brother in Law: David Heitmeier.

    John was retired from Yetter Manufacturing in Colchester.  He enjoyed fishing, working on cars, grilling out, reading John Grisham books.  The time that he spent with his family brought him the greatest joy.  He was always there for all of them.

    Private Celebration of Life will be Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the Jones Mortuary with Gunther Weaver.    Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday.  Memorial is to the family to help with expenses.     Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Family only Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at the funeral home


  • Gordon switzer

    3 weeks ago

    John was a great man to work with. Had many good 4AM talks and laughs over the years. To all of the Lawson family my thoughts and prayers are with you. John will truley be missed.
  • Ronda Miller

    2 weeks, 6 days ago

    John was a very sweet man and would do anything for anybody you will be missed dearly! Sue and the kids you are in my thoughts and prayers sending many hugs. So very sorry.

  • Steven C. Whitlock

    2 weeks, 6 days ago

    John Was a good Man , Provider, Husband, & Father...

  • Deborah Blaesing

    2 weeks, 5 days ago

    So sorry for your loss.John was such a sweet Man.God Bless you and your family..
  • Robert cagle

    2 weeks, 4 days ago

    RIP John Condolences to the Lawson family
  • Eddie & Patricia Burton

    2 weeks, 4 days ago

    Eddie enjoyed working with John at Yetters .We were sad to learn of his passing and wanted to offer condolences to the Lawson family.John will be missed by his many friends.

  • Ken Rauch

    2 weeks, 4 days ago

     Always enjoyed John. He was a pleasure to work with , Always had a smile and was willing to help . He'll be missed !

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