John Charles Lawler, 65, Fort Atkinson

July 28, 2017 GMT

John Charles Lawler, 65, of Fort Atkinson, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at his home.

John was born in Edgerton on Feb. 21, 1952, the son of John Dennis and Joan (Oakley) Lawler.

He graduated from Edgerton High School.

On March 17, 2004, John married Debra Catherine Hustad in Las Vegas, Nev.

John worked at Dorsey Trailers in Edgerton, and for the past 25 years was a truck driver for Veolia Environmental Services.

He enjoyed boating and camping. His passion in life was taking trips out West with Deb on his green Harley.

John is survived by his wife, Debra Lawler of Fort Atkinson; daughters, Jennifer (Jay) Pretty of Edgerton, Amber (Chris Ford) Lawler of Edgerton and Jondell (Todd Reidle) Lawler of Edgerton; stepdaughters, Jamie (Jason Stanford) Foltz of Colgate, Angela (Michael) Powers of Fort Atkinson and Jessica Grandt of Fort Atkinson; stepson, Andrew Foltz of Fort Atkinson; 10 grandchildren; and sisters, Patricia (Larry) Stucy of Mauston and Teresa Lawler of Fredericksburg, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Trent.

Per John’s wishes, a private celebration of life will be held.

The Nitardy Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson is assisting the family.