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    Karla Lynn Rockwell
    August 21, 1964 - February 20, 2019

    Karla Lynn Rockwell

    Karla Lynn Rockwell
    Aug 21, 1964 - Feb 20, 2019

    Karla Lynn Rockwell
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    Karla L. Rockwell, 54, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at the Jackson County Regional Health Center in Maquoketa, Iowa.

    A celebration of Karla's life will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, February 28, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 P.M., Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Burial will be at the Sutton Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

    Karla Lynn Fuglsang was born on August 21, 1964 in Jackson County, Iowa, to Garan Lee and Lynn DaLea (Weber) Fuglsang. She was a 1983 graduate of Maquoketa Community High School. She married Cecil Gene Rockwell on October 9, 1993 at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa.

    Karla had worked various jobs throughout the years including J.C. Penney Store, KJ's Convenience, FlapJack's Family Restaurant, Kwik Star, Spalding's Footwear, and the last several years at Maquoketa State Bank. She also was a part-time bookkeeper for Rockwell Cleanup in Maquoketa.

    Karla loved her dog Twix, shopping, going for long walks, eating out and playing cards.

    Those left to honor Karla's memory include her husband, Cecil Rockwell of Maquoketa, IA; brothers, Kevin Fuglsang of Dubuque, IA, and Kent (Sally) Fuglsang of Baldwin, IA; sisters, Kim (Mark) Laingen of Normal, IL, and Kayleen (Vince) Aragon of Maquoketa, IA; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, her parents, and a sister-in-law Madge Fuglsang.

    In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Karla Lynn Rockwell memorial fund has been established.

    Online Condolences may be left at www.carsonandson.com.


    Judy Kennedy on Mar 8, 2019

    I never knew she was so ill. She was a go-getter. Hope her doggie is doing okay. Animals really get attached to their owners. I'll say a special prayer for her. Judy Kennedy

    Mitzi Washburn Koranda on Mar 1, 2019

    CandleMy Heartbreaks for you Cecil. Karla was one of a kind. You ane the entire Family are in my Thoughts and Prayers. Big Hugs to you and Twix.

    jerry renner on Feb 27, 2019

    cecil my deepest sympathy to you, thinking about you.

    Lorna Dewell on Feb 27, 2019

    Karla was always very nice to me, I will miss her very much at the Bank. Heaven gained an Angel, In Sincere Sympathy to Entire Family, Your Friend Lorna Dewell

    Debbie/Steven Bodkin on Feb 27, 2019

    She was a great lady. Always had a smile for everyone.

    Elaine on Feb 27, 2019

    CandleSorry for your loss, Karla was fun to work with at Kwik Star. She will be missed Elaine Dull

    Barbi Notz on Feb 27, 2019

    My deepest sympathy to Cecil and all of Karla's extended family. I was so sad to hear of Karla's passing. I hope that in time your memories of Karla and the good times you had together will help ease the pain of losing her.

    chuck farnum on Feb 26, 2019

    I will miss seeing you at MSB and KWIK STAR, Karla! U R Cool! Chuck

    Carson on Feb 26, 2019


    Karla Rockwell Video Tribute on Feb 26, 2019

    Jeff Guy on Feb 26, 2019

    So sorry to hear this news. Karla was a very nice person.

    Tina on Feb 26, 2019

    CandleHugs and Prayers of comfort to all family 💖💖 Karla was a awesome lady💗 She will be missed❤

    John Davis on Feb 25, 2019

    CandleSorry for your loss Cecil she was a very good class mate .

    Adrian & Bonnie Browne on Feb 25, 2019

    Cecil and family, we were so sorry to hear of Karla's passing. She was such a special lady. Loved talking to her at the bank. Always had a smile. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Connie Bonney on Feb 25, 2019

    CandleMy thoughts and prayers to Cecil and the family, got to Karla these last few year fairly well... I can remember the fun we had joking and laughing New Years eve at supper and the concert...She was one hard working lady...God is getting and angel for sure

    Linda Rotman on Feb 25, 2019

    Sending sympathy to Cecil and family. I especially remember Karla from her days at Spalding's Shoe store and the MSB. Always very kind and helpful. A lovely person.

    Steve Bendixen on Feb 25, 2019

    CandleSo sorry to see this. Karla was a good friend to me years ago.
    My condolences to the family 🙏🏻

    Carrie Griffin on Feb 24, 2019

    So sorry for Karla's passing. She was a wonderful person and she is now with her mom and dad. She will be greatly missed by many.

    Carl Keeney on Feb 23, 2019

    Sending our prayers to Karla’s family.
    So sorry for your loss, she was way to young.
    We are related through Alma Specht Heneke. Alma was my grandfather Bill Specht’s sister. She was a very special, kind hearted person. She and my Grandmother Mathida Westphal Specht, lived together after their spouse’s passed away.
    Peace be with Karla and eternal rest.
    Carl and Susan Keeney

    Bill & Deb Bowling Family on Feb 23, 2019

    Deepest Sympathy to all of you!! What a wonderful person she was!!

    Patty Beck Allen on Feb 23, 2019

    So sorry for your families loss!
    Karla always had a smile on her face!

    Brnda DeMoss Groves & Family on Feb 23, 2019

    CandleCecile and Fulsang families, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of Karla . What a wonderful young lady she was always had smile on her face. I know that she will be missed by all of those who knew her. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace .

    Janice & Tony Bock on Feb 23, 2019

    Cecil and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Janice & Tony Bock

    Steve & Cindy Daniels on Feb 22, 2019

    Cecil and Family,
    So sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dan and Terri Selzer on Feb 22, 2019

    CandleCecil and family, we are so deeply sorry for your loss. Hold dear the memories that you have and know that we are here for you in any way that is needed. Karla was a great lady and will be dearly missed.

    John & Donelle Kilburg on Feb 22, 2019

    Sending our deepest sympathy to Cecil & Karla’s families. She was always personable, professional & efficient in her work with a great smile.

    Georgia Robinson on Feb 22, 2019

    Cecil and all of Karla's family, friends and co-workers... what a loss. She and her smile and sweetness will be missed by many. A very, very special gal who made all she helped feel special too. RIP, Karla.

    Stacey linden on Feb 22, 2019

    She will be missed

    Al and Gayla Earles on Feb 22, 2019

    I will miss Karla's smiling face at the bank... we are thinking of you, Cecil and family.

    Anna Murphy-Wallace on Feb 22, 2019

    CandleKarla was such a nice person , I remember her from school . My prayers go out to all her family members .

    Wendy Koranda on Feb 21, 2019

    My thoughts are with you, Karla was such a nice person

    deb and roy wilhelm on Feb 21, 2019

    CandleCecil and Karla's family I am so sorry for your loss and our's. Karla was then type of person we all should strive to be, she gave of herself and did it with kindness,and joy. I have known her since school, I will miss talking with her at the bank, she made everyone feel welcome and important when you came in. We where all blessed to have had her in our lives.Deb Wilhelm

    Jen on Feb 21, 2019

    CandleMy thoughts are with you at this time.

    Scott & Laurnet Spalding on Feb 21, 2019

    We were shocked to hear of Karla’s passing. Karla worked at our shoe store. She was extremely hard working and always pleasant. Deepest condolences to Cecil and her family.

    Stub and Cindy Pape on Feb 21, 2019

    So sorry for your loss Cecil and family, our deepest sympathy

    Stacy Hamann on Feb 21, 2019

    Sorry for your loss prayers are with you stacy hamann

    Connie Hute on Feb 21, 2019

    CandleCecil and Karla's family: I sm so sorry to see your dear ones passing. I would see her at the westside bank and st kj's. She was sweet and kind hearted. She always talked whereever I saw her. She was a very special lady. Deepest Sympathy...

    Pam and Joe Yarolem on Feb 21, 2019

    CandleCecil and family, so sorry to hear of Karla passing. She was a great person to work with and in person. She'll be missed by many. Please know we're thinking of all of you during this time.

    Rhonda Bickford on Feb 21, 2019

    Sorry for your loss

    Jody Clasen on Feb 21, 2019

    Sorry for your loss. Sending thoughts and prayers

    Gary Bruns on Feb 21, 2019

    CandleCecil and all the family, so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathies to all.

    Melody DeMoss on Feb 21, 2019

    So sorry for your loss. She will be missed.

    CHERYL HARTWIG on Feb 21, 2019


    Dina on Feb 21, 2019

    So sorry to see this. 🙏🙏🙏
    To all family and friends. Rest in Peace.

    Roxy Ray from maquoketa Iowa on Feb 21, 2019

    Cecil,So sorry for the loss of your wife Karla! She was a great lady! She will be missed dearly.

    Ronelle Clark on Feb 21, 2019

    We are so very sorry to hear of Karla's sudden passing. She had a heart of gold. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ryan & Susie Gerischer on Feb 21, 2019

    Our deepest condolences to all of Karla's family. Praying you find comfort in your loving memories.

    Margaret on Feb 21, 2019

    Karla was a very nice girl i use to talk to her all the time🙁

    Jess Goodenow Finke on Feb 21, 2019

    CandleKayleen so sorry for your loss. Hugs coming your way. 💞🙏

    Deb Van Dorn on Feb 21, 2019

    To Cecil and all Karlas family.My deepest sympathy to you all. Words cannot even come easy to say with such a loss. She was a gem of a woman and will be greatly missed.

    Juliee Yarolem on Feb 21, 2019

    CandleKarla was a beautiful lady. I knew her all the way through our school years and beyond. Prayers to her family.

    Andy and Cheryl Clark on Feb 21, 2019

    CandleCecil & Family and the Fuglsang Family,
    We were so sorry to hear about Karla. She will be so missed, especially at MSB West Side and KJ's Convenience. She was a great lady!

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