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.
Just want to send my sympathy and prayers to the family. I have fond memories of growing up with Dale and Violet's kids in school and church.
I happend upon this notice and my heart goes out to the family of Dale Carlson. Though I do not know the family I wanted to convey my sympathy and share the hope from the bible that I look to at times such as these. Our heavenly Father Jehovah is a God of love and HE hates to see us in pain. This thought is supported at Revelation 21:3,4 where it promises that HE will wipe away death and pain forever. What a time of celebration when we will be crying tears of joy instead of sorrow. I again am sorry for your loss. With sympathy,
We Square Danced MANY Years with the Carlsons. I have lots of FUN Memories with them.
Leo & Verla Morgan extend our sympathy to the Carlson Family.
We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed many evenings square dancing with you and Dale. You are in our prayers for the road ahead, Violet.
Wanted to let you know we are thinking of you. We really enjoyed square dancing with you years ago. We are in Texas,enjoying the warm weather.
You and your family have our sympathy, we many good memories.
My fondest memories as a young child include the gentle kind Carlson family. I am grateful to have known Dale. Much peace to his family.
Brenda, Raymond and family, Sorry for your loss, you are in our thoughts.
I will always remember camping with Grandpa and Grandma when I was little. Grandpa was on the fair board so we would stay in Webster City for the week of the fair! I remember watching Grandpa and Grandma Square Dancing on some of the camping trips. I love thinking about how he looked when he'd go Square Dancing. He was always handsome and happy looking.
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