Mark J. Lawson, age
56 of Porter, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016, at the VNA Hospice
Center in Valparaiso.
He was born on
February 27, 1960 in Valparaiso, IN, to George and Betty Lawson, both of
whom preceded him in death.
He is survived by
his loving wife of 34 years, who he married on October 10, 1981.
He is also survived
by his children: Becky (Steve) Schiller, age 32 of Portage, Jessica Lawson,
age 32 of Chesterton, Emma Lawson, age 27 of Porter, and Jacob (Kala)
Lawson, age 26 of Hawaii, and by his grandchildren, Lillie age 4, Adelynn
age 1, and one on the way.
Also surviving are
his siblings, Pattie (Rick) Steen of Burns Harbor, Jan (Norm) Mantel of
Modesto, CA, Gege (Tim) Quinn of Westville; his black lab, Bella; and many
aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Mark was a member
of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton, where he occasionally served
as a Deacon. He was a member of Union Local 81, a member of Saint Joseph
Menís Club, and a member of the Cooperators Circle. He was an avid Chicago
Cubs fan and found great joy in riding his bicycle. He was also a handyman
and loved fishing. He always went out of his way to help others.
will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2016, at 1 p.m. at Saint Patrick
Catholic Church, 638 North Calumet Road, Chesterton, with Father James Meade
The family will
receive friends from 10 a.m. until time of service at the church.
In lieu of flowers,
donations may be given to the Melanoma Research Foundation, 1411 K St. NW
#800, Washington, DC 20005, or to the Lawson family.
under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton. Memories and
condolences may be shared at