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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…

    Obituaries & Services


    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:  Rock The Park 2015

    When: 2 to 6 P.M., Sunday, September 13, 2015

    Where:  Maquoketa Downtown Green Space

    “Rock the Park 2015″ will be held on Sunday, September 13th from 2 to 6 pm in the Downtown Green Space (corner of Pleasant & Main Streets).  Featuring Three Contemporary Christian Music Bands: Tangled Blue, The Michael Reed Band, and Mitch McVicker (GMA Dove Award Winner).  This is a concert with messages of friendship and faith and will kick off the school year, encouraging everyone to work together, spread peace and believe!

    Refreshments from local youth groups – NO coolers/alcohol. Bring your lawn chairs and be ready for a good time! It’s FREE!!!

    Rain Location: Pearson Hall, Jackson County Fairgrounds, Maquoketa, IA




    What:  2015 Maquoketa Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing

    When:  1 P.M., August 12, 2015

    Where:  Maquoketa Golf and Country Club, 17961 33rd Street, Maquoketa, Iowa

    For more information contact Cheryl Clark at cheryl@maquoketachamber.com or call 563.652.4602.




    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.