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Doris J. Carlson - 93

12/7/1925 - 2/11/2019

Clinton, IA

     Doris J. Carlson, age 93 of Clinton, passed away Monday February 11, 2019 at Park Vista Retirement Living in Camanche.  A funeral service will take place at 3 PM on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Pape Funeral Home.  Visitation will be held from 1:00 until the service hour at 3 PM on Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will take place in Oakland Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Iowa.  Online condolences may be left at



     Doris was born on the family farm in Clinton on December 7, 1925, the daughter of William and Christine (Manning) Peters.  She married Glenn Carlson on August 17, 1945 in Clinton.  Glenn passed away in 2009.  Doris belonged to the Moose Club, the Odeon and the Clinton Postal Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed dancing, annual family fishing trips to Wisconsin, playing cards and walking.  She most of all enjoyed being with and caring for her family.  She would do anything for her family.   



     Doris is survived by her son, Rich Carlson of Clinton; her daughter, Rita (Craig) Dinsdale of Byron, MN; six grandchildren, Stacey (Dan) Parks of Clinton, Adrien (Nathan) Kessler of Eldridge, Amanda (James) Taylor of Mantorville, MN, Jaime (Chad) Miller of Byron, MN, Chelsea (Tommy) Weinrich of Plainview, MN and Calvin (Karlee) Dinsdale of Kasson, MN; 11 great grandchildren, Carson, Hannah, Olivia, Charlotte, Ellie, Cora, Blake, Brooklyn, Clayton, Oliver and Penelope; her brother Robert (Martha) Peters of Melbourne, AK and several nieces and nephews.  Doris also shared a special relationship with Becky Musel and Judy Aurand.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Glenn; daughters Nancy Jo and Karen Carlson; and her sister Marian Ebensberger. 


Visitation will be held from 1:00 until the service hour at 3 PM on Friday at the funeral home.


A funeral service will take place at 3 PM on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the Pape Funeral Home.


  • Lenny and Sue Weih

    on 02/13/19

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Carlson family - what a neat lady!  Always kind in every way - always such a wonderful smile that would warm your heart - a truly classy person!  To all the of the Carlson’s we extend our heartfelt sympathy - May He bless you in this time of sadness.

  • John T. Kustes

    on 02/13/19

    Rich, I was so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother from Lee.  My sincere sympathy to you, Adrien, Judy and the extended Carlson family for your loss.  I regret not being able to personally express my sympathy as I am out in Portland, Oregon this week. Our faith in God gives us comfort that your mother is at peace with your father. Her spirit lives on in the happy memories you hold dear to your heart.  

  • Lesley Birely

    on 02/13/19

    RIP my sweet Doris! You will always be in my heart
  • Doug Weih & Family

    on 02/13/19

    Very sorry for your loss, Rich.  You're in our thoughts and prayers.  With deepest sympathies, Doug Weih

  • Joan Good

    on 02/13/19

    I so enjoyed talking to Doris when she lived across the hall from my mother, Mary Wendel, at Prairie Hills. She was such a sweet lady. My heartfelt sympathy to all her loved ones. 

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    on 02/14/19

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  • Williams Family

    on 02/22/19

    Condolences to the Carlson family.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family.  Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds."  May God bring you comfort and peace.

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