John Carlson Obituary

John A. Carlson
John A. "Jack" Carlson
John A. Carlson

March 9, 1929 - April 2, 2006
Born in Ottumwa, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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John Arthur "Jack" Carlson, 77, passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at his home in Des Moines. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service to honor Jack’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, at Central Presbyterian Church, of which he was a member. Private committal services will take place at a later date.

Jack was born on March 9, 1929 in Ottumwa, IA. He had formerly owned and operated Curries Ace Hardware in Mason City for 37 years, until he retired in 1991 and then moved to Des Moines. He was a member of the Urbandale American Legion Post 663.

He is survived by his wife, Alice V. Carlson of Des Moines; son, Robert A. Carlson of Des Moines; son, Steven J. Carlson and his wife Rosanne and their two sons, Christopher and Patrick all of Tempe; AZ; daughter, Connie Adams and her husband Doug and their two daughters Allie and Moe, all of Urbandale; three sisters-in-law, Viola O’Brien and Catherine Fuller, both of Mason City, IA and Ellen McGriff of Newton, IA; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5, at Iles Funeral Homes – Westover Chapel, located at 6337 Hickman Road, in Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be made to Central Presbyterian Church.




Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Central Presbyterian Church
3729 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, April 6, 2006
11:00 AM