OBITUARY: David Michael Rawson


David Michael Rawson, age 62, of Lebanon, TN, passed on to his heavenly home surrounded by his loving family, after a struggle against lymphoma, on January 16, 2023.

David was born in Harvey, Il, and was the son of the late, J. Michael Rawson and Neeltje VanEs Rawson.

David spent his early years enjoying nature, visiting his beloved family cabin in Wisconsin, and working at his family restaurant, the Keeler Keg & Kitchen. It was there he met his future wife while developing his skills for cooking and hosting. David had a servant’s heart and was a friend to all. He would light up a room with his smile and loved to entertain.

David was employed by Whirlpool Corporation, and later LG Appliance, where he formed many lifelong relationships with his coworkers. He enjoyed golfing, running, listening to music, and cruising Big Crooked Lake with his friends and family. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Mary Church and St. Stephen’s Catholic Community.

David will always be remembered for his beautiful smile and for being the all-around best hugger.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Catherine Rawson; amazing children Cara (Nick) Krug and Shawn Rawson; and his grandsons who were the joy of his life, David and Benjamin Krug. He was blessed with his siblings- Sherrie (the late John) Mason, Terrie (Mark) DeMar, Debbie (Tom) Ziemke, and Tom Rawson. He was loved by his Foster family, William Foster Jr., Tim Foster, Joe (Terrie) Foster, and Jeff (Tony Villesenor) Foster.

David is survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2023, at St. Stephen Catholic Community, 14544 Lebanon Road, Old Hickory, TN. Visitation will be one hour prior to service time at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Stephen Catholic Community.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615) 773-2663.


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