Unique services honoring unique lives

At the time of a loss it is important to provide a time and place for the inevitable gathering of family and friends...


Affordable, quality and compassionate funeral and cremation services.


Approximately 80% of families in North America choosing cremation also plan on having some form of ceremony.

Traditional Funerals

Celebrate the life of the deceased, honor their memories, and provide a healing experience for loved ones.

Celebrations of Life

When a traditional funeral just doesn’t seem appropriate…consider having one of our unique One Last Time Events.

When a traditional funeral just doesn’t seem appropriate…consider having one of our unique One Last Time Events.

The baby boom generation has left their mark on every part of society as they progressed through the various stages. The same generation that gave us the hippy movement, disco, health clubs, 401k plans and $30,000 Harley motorcycles is now transforming the funeral industry.

At Carson & Son, we have created a suite of very unique memorial services specifically designed for families who are looking to celebrate the life of their loved one in a truly memorable way.

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Diane Bodnar

Carson Celebration of Life Center created a warm and inviting atmosphere for the Celebration of Life for my father. Knowing that every detail was handled with professionalism anxd care eased our burden greatly. I truly appreciate the talents and skills the entire staff presented for our family.

Barbara Kleis

The staff at Carson's tended to every detail of our mother's visitation and celebration of life in a meticulous & compassionate manner. They helped us plan each detail, anticipated needs we didn't even consider, added their own special touches (like the family picture place mats) & warmly welcomed our family & friends. We are so grateful for their kindness & professionalism at a very difficult time.

Meet Ally

Our Registered Therapy Dog

Hello. My name is Ally, I’m a staff member at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. I was born on April 30, 2014 in Ohio. I am a Goldendoodle, hypo-allergenic, and a Registered Therapy Dog. 

As many of you are aware, dogs are used in many lines of work and therapy dogs at funeral homes are no different. We love unconditionally and provide a sense of comfort that humans sometimes can’t. 

At 14 months old, I received my CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Certificate and I am working hard each day at obtaining more certificates. 

I’m at the funeral home almost every day and on hand to comfort families. I wear a vest and am available for funerals, gatherings, arrangement/family conferences, etc. I also make weekly appearances at nursing and retirement homes, schools, and hospitals and more upon request as a part of my responsibilities. 

Please stop by and say hi to me and look for me around town. I love getting to know new people and making forever friends. 

Please like my Facebook page and follow my journey at www.facebook.com/AllyTheTherapyDog.

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Community Virtual Blue Christmas Service Of Hope

Dec 21 Community Virtual Blue Christmas Service Of Hope   Monday, December 21 2020 ⋅ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM   First United Methodist ChurchWesley Drive,Maquoketa, Iowa 52060 The year 2020 has been a year like no other.  All of us have experienced grief and loss as we have faced changes brought on by the

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Our Commitment to Serve During Coronavirus

Given the current outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and the impact the virus is having on our community, employees and families, we wanted to share our commitment to serve. Despite these uncertain times, we expect to continue to deliver the same level of excellence to families in our community. The health, wellbeing, and safety of

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Catholic Daughters of the Americas Soup, Supper and Bake Sale

Feb 22 Catholic Daughters of the Americas Soup, Supper and Bake Sale   Saturday, February 22 2020 ⋅ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM   Sacred Heart School806 Eddy Street,Maquoketa, IA 52060 Location: Sacred Heart School 806 Eddy St. Maquoketa, IA Date/Time Information: Sacred Heart School Saturday, Feb 22nd 4-7 pm Contact Information: Kim Callahan, 563-357-4220

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