Harriet Lawson, 93, of Stewartville
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3:36 AM
Harriet Lawson, 93, of Stewartville, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, of natural causes at the Adams Health Care Center in Adams, where she had been a resident since September 2012.
She was born Oct. 8, 1920, in Burnstad, N.D., to Martin and Elmira (Hardy) Bjugstad. She grew up and attended school in Burnstad and moved with her family as a teen to Stewartville, where she graduated from Stewartville High School in 1938. She was employed as a housekeeper in Rochester for a few years prior to her marriage to Clarence Thompson. They lived in Racine, where he operated a service station. He died in 1956. She was employed at the U.S. post offices in Racine and Rochester for a few years.
She was married Jan. 19, 1964, at the Methodist Church in Winnebago, Minn., to Harry C. Lawson. The couple resided in rural Racine and he owned and operated Racine Sand and Gravel. The Lawsons sold their farm and retired, moving into Racine in 1992. Mr. Lawson died Dec. 5, 1999.
She moved to Stewartville, where she lived for a number of years. She was a longtime member of the United Methodist Church in Racine. She enjoyed reading, her daily devotions, embroidery, visiting with friends, and cooking and entertaining for, and time spent with, family.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law, Myrtle Tebay of Stewartville and Ruth Goede of Plainview.
In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
The memorial service was Thursday, Oct. 24, at United Methodist Church in Racine, with the Rev. Glenn Holland officiating and burial at Hamilton Cemetery in rural Racine.
Arrangements were with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville.