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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:  “Blue Christmas” Worship Service of Rememberance & Hope

    Where:  First United Methodist Church, Wesley Drive, Maquoketa, IA

    When:  5:30 P.M., Monday, December 18, 2017

    Blue Christmas services offer comfort to those experiencing significant loss and difficulty in their lives.  If you or someone you know is struggling with the holidays this year, please consider coming on Dec. 18th at 5:30pm to the Maquoketa Methodist Church.  (1019 Wesley Drive, Maquoketa)  This night is open to all in our community who would like an alternative to the cheerful expectations that often accompany the Christmas season.


    Pups For Pigskin

    Wag More Pet Salon is offering, along with the price of grooming, a special add on of a bandana for $5.  The $5 will go towards the Goodenow Field fundraiser.  This fundraiser will go through the school year (May 2018).

    Wag More Pet Salon
    1110 E. Platt St.
    Maquoketa, IA
    Date/Time Information:
    Now through May of 2018
    Contact Information:
    Wag More, 563-221-2383
    Event Description:
    Second Hand Treasure Sale at United Church of Christ, 206 East Platt Street, Maquoketa, Iowa
    Friday, November 10 from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
    Saturday, November 11 from 8:30 am – Noon
    $3 clothing bag every day!
    *Large Variety of Quality Items!
    *Something for everyone!
    *Prices are heavenly!

    The Ohnward Fine Arts Center is planning their 13th Annual Festival of Trees.

     Last year, they had such a wonderful response to their festival — with bidding on creative trees and beautiful wreaths and theatre entertainment.  Their goal again this year is to create a holiday atmosphere to be enjoyed by all those attending the many functions that will be held at the Center. The proceeds will go to the Ohnward Fine Arts Center.

    Ohnward Fine Arts Center
    1215 E. Platt St.
    Maquoketa, IA
    Date/Time Information:

    Sunday, Nov. 11th – Sunday, Nov. 26th

    Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    Weekends – Noon – 6:00 pm

    Contact Information:
    Ohnward Fine Arts Center, 563-652-9815
    Free Admission to the Festival of Trees