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Richard A. Dawson, Sr.

Richard A. Dawson, Sr.

Richard A. Dawson, Sr., 75, of Mascoutah, IL, born May 22, 1946 in St. Louis, MO died Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at his residence.

Rich was the head custodian for the Mascoutah High School, Scott North School, and the Mascoutah Middle School. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Mascoutah, the Gold Wing Touring Association, and a U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Emma, nee Harris, Dawson, a sister, Loretta Etling, and brothers-in-law.

Surviving are his wife, Rebecca, nee Walthes, Dawson whom he married on November 28, 1968 at St. John United Church of Christ in Mascoutah, IL; three sons, Richard A. (Rhonda) Dawson, Jr. of Belleville, IL, Brad (Cathy Welker) Dawson of Imperial, MO, Eric (Aleesha) Dawson of Mascoutah, IL; three grandchildren, Alex (Alysa) Dawson, Brandon, and AuBree Dawson; two sisters, Carrie Knipp of Mascoutah, IL, Nancy Prance of Hot Springs, AR, a sister-in-law, Sally (Mike) Moll; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ, 55 W. Church St., Mascoutah, IL 62258 or Family Hospice, 5110 W. Main St., Belleville, IL 62226. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Visitation: From 4 to 8 PM Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Moll Funeral Home in Mascoutah, IL.
Funeral: A private burial will be held at a later date.

Moll Funeral Home
Mascoutah, IL

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