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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:  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundraising Dinner

    When:  4 to 6:30 PM, November 28, 2015

    Where:  The Citadel (Horseshoe Pond)

    Serving 2 types of pasta, salad, dessert and drink.
    Donation with all proceeds benefiting LLS research.
    Sponsored by MCHS HOSA: Future Health Professionals


    What:  A Cookie Walk and More

    When:  8 A.M. to Noon, Saturday, December 5, 2015

    Where:  United Church of Christ, 206 E. Platt Street, Maquoketa, Iowa

    A Cookie Walk and More will be held on Saturday, December 5th from 8am to Noon at the United Church of Christ, 206 E. Platt St. Homemade cookies, candy and bars all sold by the pound. Includes Country Store and Coffee Corner.  Please enter through the back door.


    11th Annual Festival of Trees

    November 14 – November 24

    Sat & Sun – 1pm to 7pm.

    Mon thru Fri – 9am to 7pm.

    The Ohnward Fine Arts Center is currently planning our Eleventh Annual Festival of Trees. In years past, we have had such a wonderful response to our festival — with bidding on creative trees and beautiful wreaths, theatre entertainment, Santa, students and adults singing, piano, violin and bell players that we are excited to bring back all these and maybe some more activities to the Festival of Trees 2015! Our 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.