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    Carson & Son Funeral and Cremation Services help families during the most difficult time that any of us face…the loss of a loved one. The sadness of a death can leave you feeling paralyzed and overwhelmed.

    At the time of a loss it is important to provide a time and place for the inevitable gathering of family and friends…

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    I really don't have the words to express how grateful I am to all of you for all you did for our family this week. You truly helped us get thru the loss of our Mother. Even though she was 95 and we knew several times the end may be ne...

    Family of Viola Bramer

    Thank you to Carson & Son Funeral Home for their professional--yet personal touch with handling all of the arrangements for Dad.

    The Family of Laverne Bartels

    Maquoketa, Iowa

    Thank you to Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services for their help in personalizing the visitation and service.

    The Family of Jack Shady

    Maquoketa, Iowa

    We can't understand how anyone could handle your profession, but greatly appreciated your professionalism. Your tender compassion made our situation bearable. We are so thankful for the Carson & Son staff. We want to extend a sincere tha...

    The Family of Genevieve Shady

    Maquoketa, Iowa

    To Everyone, Just wanted to send a special Thank you to let you know how very kind and helpful you are at a time when people need you the most. You made mom's viewing and service so beautiful. We are so thankful to all of you. You are ...

    The Family of Vera Patterson

    Maquoketa, Iowa

    "Thank you for helping me pay tribute to my Dad. You were so wonderful with all my requests and made everything perfect."

    The Family of Lon Myatt

    There are NO words to express the appreciation and gratitude I felt in all you and your staff did to give my father the CELEBRATION he so richly deserved. Don, what you do is a true gift and I feel your heart is in every Celebration that t...

    Karisa

    I often think of how to tell you what a great job your business does for this community. You have AWESOME people who work for you and every time I have to visit your facility or event because of a loss I think "what an organized ship yo...

    Ker

    Once again - we have been so grateful to you and your staff! The easiest decision we had was what funeral home to use. And, as always, you have exceeded all of our expectations. Blessings to you!

    Ann

    Thank you to Carson & Son Funeral And Services in Maquoketa for helping us to prepare for her services. No one could ask for anything any better than their understanding and what a wonderful job they did. Mom looked absolutely beautiful! ...

    The Family of Elsie Current

    Maquoketa, Iowa

    News & Events

    What:  Jim & Deb Gerardy Benefit

    When:  Sunday, December 7, 2014, 11 AM to 3 PM

    Where:  Pearson Hall, Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1212 E. Quarry

    Jim was diagnosed with two masses in the prostate and has undergone 3 surgeries, only to have the masses return leaving him in chronic pain and partially disabled. Deb was diagnosed with a cystic neoplasm of the pancreas resulting in more medical treatment and additional expense. Over the past 3 years the ongoing medical bills have become overwhelming. Jim & Deb are big supporters of their community and have donated thousands for various projects throughout the county through their local talent shows. The committee is hoping to give back to them this time around as they are good people.

    Activities planned are:

    *Lunch provided by Corner Stop Catering served 11am-1pm (includes chicken, roast beef, potatoes & gravy, vegetable, salad, roll & dessert)

    *Music by WGL Entertainment

    *Silent Auction starts at 11am

    *Live Auction starts at 1pm

    Donation $12 – debit cards will be accepted the day of the benefit for your convenience.  Tickets available at Gateway State Bank, Clinton & Goose Lake; and Osterhaus Pharmacy, Maquoketa.

    When:  Saturday, December 6, 2014, 6 PM to 11:45 PM

    Where:  Eagles Club, 112 East Platt Street, Maquoketa, IA

    Join us for an evening of fun and excitement while supporting a wonderful cause for our children in the community.  The Maquoketa Lions Club partners each year with Maquoketa Toys for Tots to bring our Annual Texas Hold ‘em Tournament and Casino Night.  There is an entry fee for the Tournament and Games of a NEW Child’s Toy or Monetary Donation and an entry fee for the Texas Hold ‘em Tournament.  If you would like to participate please join us, we provide snacks, soups and sandwiches and LOTS OF FUN!  Including PRIZES!  We also have a silent auction and BLACKJACK!!!! For more information please contact a local Lions Club member or Toys for Tots member, watch your local newspapers!  Hope to see a lot of our community members support this wonderful cause for our children!

     

     

      

    When:  Sat, November 8, 5pm – 7pm

    Where:  Eagles Club, 112 East Platt Street, Maquoketa, IA

    The Annual Fall Dinner & Auction supporting the Jackson County Humane Society will be held on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 from 5 to 7 pm at the Eagles Club, 110 E. Platt Street,  Maquoketa, IA.   Adults: $10.00, Child 6 – 10 $5.00, Children 5 & under Free. Auctioneers will be Mike Steines & Ben Schueller.  Music by Jim Lucy.  Tickets available @ Jackson County Humane Society or at the door.