Visitation5-8PM - Thursday, May 5 at the O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson, WI
Funeral Services12 NOON - Friday, May 6 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Afton, MN
Elliott Dawson, age 18, of Hudson, WI, died tragically in a bicycle accident on April 29, 2016 in Hudson.
Elliott was born on March 15, 1998 in Bloomington, IN to Scott and Jill (Overkamp) Dawson. Their family moved to Hudson, WI in 2005, and Elliott attended Hudson High School, where he was a senior.
Elliott’s interests were the guitar, particularly shredding of the metal variety, notably performed at HHS’s annual Diversity Day; all things movies from viewing to filmmaking; and various sports from participating as a wrestler to enjoying basketball. Elliott enjoyed serving others and was a friend to the underdog and downtrodden. Elliott realized dreams from playing in a church band to hiking the East Rim of Zion National Park. He participated in school choir. He was often seen walking his basset, Alvin, along the streets of North Hudson.
Elliott was a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, volunteering for his last project at Godtown, in St. Paul, exemplifying his care for a community in need. Elliott exhibited a quick wit and ability to disarm others with his frank suggestions interwoven with his pleasant disposition. Elliott thought the best of others and lived his life as a conscientious young man willing to take risks and dream big. We treasure the legacy of lives he impacted.
He is survived by his parents, Scott and Jill Dawson of Hudson, WI; sister, Olivia Dawson of Hudson, WI; grandparents, Catherine and Frederick Overkamp of Hurricane, UT; grandmother, Shirley Dawson of Marshall, IL; aunts and uncles, Joanna Overkamp of Hurricane UT; Rick Dawson of Louisville, KY; Terry and Diana Dawson of Greenwood, IN; Linda and Will Hostettler, of Springfield, IL; Diana and Kevin Whalen of Gridley, IL; cousins, Matthew Kay, Adam and Shawna LaGreca, Carly Whalen, Logan Whalen, Cory Dawson, Kendall Dawson.
Preceded in death by aunt, Cheryl Dawson of Marshall, IL; uncles: Alan Kay and Chris Kennedy grandfather, Rev. Warren Dawson of Marshall, IL.
A visitation for Elliott will be held 5 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St, Hudson. Funeral Service will be held at 12 noon on Friday, May 6, 2016 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 14107 S. Hudson Rd, Afton, MN with a visitation one hour prior to the service at church.