Irene G. Carlson
January 26, 1908 - June 09, 2004
Birthplace: Rural Stennett, Iowa
Resided In: Elliott, Iowa

Visitation 6/11/2004
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 6/12/2004
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Burial 6/12/2004
Essex Cemetery

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Irene G. Carlson, age 96, of Elliott, Iowa passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital in Red Oak. Irene Genevieve Carlson was born January 26, 1908 near Stennett, Iowa the daughter of Emil and O’Telia (Swanson) Peterson. She was raised in the Stennett area graduating from Stennett High School in 1925. Irene attended Nebraska Weslyan College for 2 years and taught country school before her marriage to Wallace Carlson in February of 1930. To this union 5 children were born. Irene raised her family in Montgomery County, Iowa until moving to Loveland, Colorado in 1955. When the children were grown, Irene went back to school graduating from the University of Northern Colorado with a teaching degree in 1959. She then taught school in Colorado until her retirement in 1973. Irene moved back to Elliott, Iowa in 1974 where she lived until she moved to Vista Gardens Care Center in 2000. She moved to the Stanton Care Center in 2001. Irene was a member of the Elliott United Methodist Church, various church circles, Retired Teachers Association, former member of the Order of Eastern Star, Navy Mothers and Research Club. She enjoyed playing the piano her whole life and entertaining the other residents at the nursing home.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband: Wallace Carlson on January 10, 1967; 2 sisters: Helen Hoffman and Phyllis Franklin; and 3 brothers: Maurice, Vernon and Donald Peterson.

Survivors include her children: James Carlson and wife Helen of Nodaway, Iowa; Philip Carlson and wife Carolyn of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Lowell Carlson and wife Diana of Broomfield, Colorado; Janet Stout and husband Marion of Wakeeney, Kansas; and Randy Carlson and wife Sandy of Loveland, Colorado; 16 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 2 sisters: Jean Kerr and husband Don of Manilla, Iowa; and Marilyn Lemke and husband Jerry of Des Moines, Iowa; and brother: Kenneth Peterson and wife Ruth of Elliott, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10 AM Saturday, June 12, 2004 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel with Pastor Gordon Scott officiating. Burial will be in the Essex Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 7-8 PM Friday, June 11, 2004 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Elliott United Methodist Church.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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