Dale E. Carlson, 80, of Vincent, died Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 9, 2009 at the South Marion United Methodist Church southeast of Stratford, with Rev’s Remigio Panlaqui and Gina Spohnheimer officiating. Burial will follow in the South Marion Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by the American Legion Post # 576 of Stratford. Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center in Webster City.
Dale Eugene Carlson, son of Roy and Clarice Monson Carlson was born on December 22, 1928 near Stratford. He began his education in rural school and graduated from Stratford High School in 1946. On December 10, 1950 he married Violet G. Sanders in Plover, Iowa. The couple resided on the Carlson farm southeast of Stratford. During the Korean War, from 1951 thru 1953, Dale honorably served in the United States Army, where he was stationed in Texas. Following his discharge, he resumed farming in the Stratford area until 1984, when the couple moved to a farm east of Vincent. He farmed with his brother Arnie as Carlson Brothers. They farmed together with their 6 sons, until he retired in 2002.
In addition to his wife Violet, survivors include his children, Steven (Janice) Carlson; Raymond (Brenda) Carlson all of Stratford; Sandra (Doug) Nelson of Union; Sharon (Tony) Bergman of Stratford; Larry (Kris) Carlson of Vincent; 12 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Arnie (Donna) Carlson of Stratford; sister-in-law, Donita Carlson of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Oren Carlson.
He was a member of the South Marion United Methodist Church where he served for 4 years on the church board. He also served on the Hamilton County Fair Board from 1970 until 1994; and served 8 years on the board at the Stratford Coop.
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