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Richard Dennis Lawson

March 2, 1939 ~ December 2, 2020 (age 81)


Richard Dennis Lawson, 81, Stanton, died peacefully on December 2, 2020 at St. Alexius Medical Center Bismarck.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 PM CST, Sunday, December 6, 2020, at Barbot Funeral Home, Beulah.  A graveside service will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Minot, ND at 1:00 PM CST, Monday, December 7, 2020.

            Richard, lovingly known as Gpa Dick or Dennis, was born in Kenmare, ND on March 2, 1939.  He was the 3rd of five boys. Gpa Dick was raised and educated in Donnybrook, ND acquiring his GED in the US Navy.  He married Vivian Erickson (Gma Babe) and together they had four boys.  Gpa Dick always had a business mindset and owned and operated construction companies for the vast majority of his life. His most recent business endeavor is Dakota Siding. He was passionate about working with his employees and customers.  Gpa Dick loved riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle and went on many runs with the boys.  He was an avid hunter, coffee drinker, and professional BS’r.  Gpa loved his family, family get-togethers, motorcycles, eating at old school diners, and his sweets. Gpa lived life to the fullest with a mindset of a 40-year-old right up until the very end.  He had endless dreams that always had his family chuckling and just shaking their heads.  May we all live life the way Gpa Dick did. 

            Gpa Dick is survived by his 4 sons, Delton and Sue Lawson (Beulah), Rocky Lawson (Sawyer), Shane and Robin Lawson (Minot), and Rick and Kelly Lawson (Greeley, Colorado), his grandchildren and great grandchildren, Nick, Lindsey, Brexley, and Sloane Ahlschlager, Levi, Lexi, and Kinley Lawson, Tasha, Jeremy, and Hayes Giroux, Cody and Missy Lawson, and Josh, Stacie, Caden, Cyleigh, and Joshua, Jesse, Tiffany, Olivia, and Gavin, and Blaine and Marion Lawson.  Dennis is also survived by his two brothers, Roger and Dixon Lawson; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fillmore and Orphie Lawson, and brothers Jerome and Gerald Lawson.


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December 6, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Barbot Funeral Home-Beulah
1301 Hwy 49 N.
Beulah, ND 58523

December 7, 2020

1:00 PM
Rosehill Cemetery
700 11th Ave SE
Minot, ND 58701

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