John Dawson



John Patrick “Pat” Dawson, 74, of Vienna, passed away Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, at Kansas City Hospice, Kansas City.

He was born April 16, 1948, to Robert Crane and Bonnie Lou (Oldham) Dawson at Centerville, Iowa.

He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1967–71, when he was honorably discharged at Keesler Airforce Base, Miss., at the rank of Senior Airman Class E-4.

Pat was united in marriage to Marilyn Kathleen Wyss, Aug. 5, 1972, at Vienna.

Pat was a member of the Vienna Lions Club, Vienna-Bassett Eagles Club and American Legion Post #12, Vienna.

He was a construction superintendent for Vaughn Pools and Wavco Construction, the owner and operator of Dawson Construction and Pools, and was employed with Curtiss-Manes-Schulte Construction Company, Eldon, until his health no longer permitted him to work.

He was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Bonnie; stepmother, Shirley Wagner; brothers, Mike Dawson, Bobby Dawson and Danny Dawson; father-in-law, Clifford Wyss; and mother-in-law, Mae Wyss.

He is survived by wife, Marilyn, of the home near Vienna; sons, Rick Dawson and wife Stacia of Argyle, and Joshua Dawson and Jacqueline Helms of Kansas City; daughter, Nikki Hughes and husband Jason of Kansas City; four grandchildren and another granddaughter expected in June 2023; step-father, Clifford Wagner, Sr., of Vienna; half-brother, Clifford Wagner Jr. and wife Mary of Vienna; and half-sister, Denise Branch of Vienna.

Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 30, at Vienna Christian Life Assembly, Vienna, with Pastor Clifford Wagner, Jr. officiating. Interment was in Kenner Cemetery, near Dixon.

Arrangements entrusted to Birmingham-Martin Funeral Home, Dixon.