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Donald Lawler

Published On: Jan 17 2013 05:56:11 AM CST

MADISON-Donald Lawler of Madison, died at his home from lung and bone cancer on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. He was born on Oct. 16, 1931, in Madison, the son of Harry and Pearl Lawler. Don married Rose Goebel on Aug. 1, 1953. Don served in the U.S. Army for seven years including the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. Dennis Church. Don was employed by the postal service in Madison for 30 years. He enjoyed reading, watching the Packers, Brewers, and UW Badgers basketball and football. Don also enjoyed traveling to 40 states including, Hawaii and seven countries in Europe. While in Ireland, Don kissed the Blarney Stone. Don was known to be a “Jack of all trades”.

He will be remembered by his wife, Rose; son, Dale; daughter, Verlene Hendrix (deceased); son-in-law, Harley Hendrix; two grandsons, Jesse Hendrix and Chase (Jenny) Hendrix; two great-grandsons, Talan and Jaxan Hendrix; sister, Lucy Brown; sisters-in-law, Bernie McGrath of Monroe, Charlene Saunders of Warren, Ill., Eleanor (Vernon) Gille of Gratiot, Geri Lawler of Green Bay, and Kathy Lawler of Madison; and brother-in-law, Bill Angel of Jerseyville, Ill. He was also preceded in death by four brothers, Tom, Richard, John and Robert Lawler; three sisters, Rita, Ruth, and Alice; and five brothers-in-law, Robert Brown, Ray, Joe, Karl and Bob Goebel.

Private services will be held at a later date.

A special thank you to the staff at Agrace HospiceCare for their wonderful care they gave to Don during his illness, as well as his sister, Lucy.

Service:
Private services will be held at a later date.

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