Michael Francis Jawson
MADISON-Michael Francis Jawson, age 65, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. He was born on Oct. 8, 1954, the son of Richard F. and Mildred (LaFrancois) Jawson.
Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Mike was part of a well-traveled military family who made friends and homes in many cities around the world. In 1970, Mike moved with his family to Madison where he attended Robert M. La Follette High School, graduating in 1974. He later graduated from M.A.T.C.’s Fire Science program in 1976 and went on to become a dedicated Firefighter and EMT, retiring in 2013 after over 30 years of service. Mike was an active member in the Local No. 311 Fire Fighters Union, had a passion for helping those in his community, and took great pride in his life as a public servant.
Mike was a big sports fan, particularly of basketball, golf and the Wisconsin Badgers. He enjoyed cooking, gardening, nature, and the outdoors. He was fascinated by history and politics, appreciated film and traveling. More than anything though, Mike loved his family, his friends, and his colleagues. They knew he would do anything for them, and for that above all else, he’ll always hold a special place in their hearts.
Mike is survived by his wife, Roberta “Robbi” Duffy, married on Feb. 6, 2015; his son, Scott Jawson; and daughters, Monica (Ryan) Dubs and Andrea Jawson; as well as his two grandchildren, Evan Dubs and Carson Dubs; sister, Donna Kluth; stepsons, Zach Duffy, Andrew (Nikki) Duffy and Dan (Chandler) Duffy; step grandsons, C.J. Williams, Cayden Duffy and Brenan Duffy. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE, 5203 Monona Drive, Madison, at 12 Noon, on Friday, Jan. 10, 2020. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.
Memorials may be gifted in Michael’s name to Fire Fighters Local No. 311 Charities.
A special thank you to Local No. 311 Firefighter Union, Monona Fire Department, Dr. Uboha and the UW Carbone Cancer Center, UW 6th Floor Oncology Care team, Agrace HospiceCare and the all the family and friends who loved and supported Mike.
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive