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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…


    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...


    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...


    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!


    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:  Maquoketa Fly-In Pancake Breakfast

    Where:  Maquoketa Municipal Airport, 2215 – 134th Avenue, Maquoketa, IA,

    When:  Sunday, June 21, 2015, 7am – 12pm

    Maquoketa Fly-In Pancake Breakfast Sunday, June 21st 7am-Noon, Maquoketa Municipal Airport, 2215 – 134th Ave. (just off Hwy. 64, 4 miles west of Maquoketa).  Adults: $8 12 & Under Free.  All pilots that fly in are Free. Pilot-controlled runway lights – Av-Gas and Jet-A Fuel available.  Automatic 24/7 refueling.
    Sponsored by Sunshine Preschool & Daycare and Maquoketa Airport Commission.


    When:  Sunday, March 8, 2015, 12pm – 4pm

    Where:  Clinton Engines Museum, 605 East Maple Street, Maquoketa, Iowa

    Free Open House at Clinton Engines Museum. Visit the museum free–with introduction of new OnCellTourSphere™ self-guided tour using your own mobile device throughout the afternoon. For more information call the Clinton Engines Museum at 563-652-1803.




    It is never too early to start planning for the upcoming cake auction to be held on Friday, February 6, 2015.  The theme is “A Night at the Movies.”  The top cakes will be auctioned off and the others will be sold at a silent auction.  There will be three division this year….Professional, Amateur and Student.  This great event is sponsored by the Maquoketa Education Fund and the Maquoketa Athletic Boosters.  Many of you have benefited from the great work of these groups.  We are asking that cakes be brought to the Maquoketa High School no later than 4:30 on Friday,  February  6, 2015.  Judging will begin at 5:00.

    If you are willing to donate a cake or cakes for this event, please contact Erin Moore at naryah_99@hotmail.com,  Mary Kay Wirth at mwirth@maquoketa.k12.ia.us, or Teri Taylor at ttaylor@maquoketa.k12.ia.us.