Michael Kevin Lawson


February 17, 1961 – September 17, 2021

WHEATLAND – Michael Kevin Lawson, 60, of Wheatland left this world on Sept. 17, 2021, in Cheyenne, after a courageous fight against COVID 19.

Michael was born on Feb. 17, 1961 in Sterling, Colorado to Wayne Lawson and Sherol (Lawson) Palmer.

A gypsy at heart, he grew up in Wyoming and Missouri.

He worked in the oilfields in his early years, graduated from College in Sheridan, Wyoming, then began his career as a heavy equipment mechanic. In 2005, Michael began working at Basin Electric Power Cooperative as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic, transferring to the Water Treatment Plant in 2019. Michael continued to amaze his co-workers with his clear understanding of how things worked.

Michael will be remembered for his dedication to excellence. His motto was, “good enough is not good enough.”

Michael loved the Wyoming Mountains, camping, 4-Wheeling and being in nature. He had a way with animals and children. He and Janna were avid scuba divers. He was quick with self-deprecating humor and a listening ear.  Mike was an extraordinary handyman who could fix anything.

Michael is survived by the love of his life, Janna, his son, Caleb Lawson, and his stepson, Grant Griffin; his father and stepmother, Wayne and Deanetta Lawson.

Three brothers, Leonard (Mija) Lawson, James Lawson and Scott (Linda) Hall.

Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Sherol Palmer and his brother, Todd Lawson.

A celebration of life dinner will be held on Oct. 23 at the Big A Restaurant from 4-9 p.m. Please RSVP to [email protected] to ensure sufficient food.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Judicial Watch in his name.

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