In Memory of

Lois Arlene Carlson

April 20, 1929 - May 1, 2019
From: Spencer, IA
Lois Arlene Carlson

Lois Arlene Carlson

Born: April 20, 1929
Died: May 1, 2019
Age: 90

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Lois Arlene Carlson, the daughter of Oscar and Elvira Lundquist Peterson, was born April 20, 1929 in Aurelia, IA.  In 1936, her family moved to a farm near Moneta where she attended school and graduated from Moneta High School.  She continued her education at NBT in Sioux City, IA.

     Lois met Donald Carlson while both working at Bjornstad Drug Store.  They were married on June 18, 1950, at the Peterson family farm near Hartley, IA.  Following their marriage, they lived in Spencer, IA.  Lois was very active in many organizations: PEO Sisterhood, Beta Sigma Phi, Clay County Garden Club, Marcellus Mill Quester and Ruth Circle.  She was also an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer where she served on the Women’s Church Circle and a Sunday school teacher.  Don and Lois have enjoyed many years of attending the sports games in Spencer and enjoyed attending the community theatre.  They took several trips to Europe and Sweden.

     Lois passed away at Longhouse Residence in Spencer on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the age of 90.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Don; daughter, Barbara Butler and one brother, Norman.

     Left to cherish her memory are her children: Jeannine (Jim) Bunge of Hartley, IA and David (Elizabeth) Carlson of Hopkins, MN; son-in-law, Craig Butler of Sioux City, IA; 9 grandchildren; Lee (Michelle) Bunge, Sally Bunge, Ben (Abbie) Bunge, Adam (Ashley) Bunge, Abby (Nate) Bockholt, Paul (Chloe) Butler, Anna (Alex) Lukehart, Thomas Carlson and Maddie Carlson (Nick Davis);  great-grandchildren: Lauren, Brooke and Jordyn Bunge, Aiden, Paige and Davis Bunge, Landon Bunge, Claire, Annika, Bryce and Nina Bockholt, Harriet Butler, Henrik and Emilia Lukehart ; one brother, Dean (MaryJane) Peterson of Hartley, IA; other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer.
Pastor Dan Taylor
Lee Bunge
Ben Bunge
Adam Bunge
Paul Butler
Thomas Carlson
Nate Bockholt
Alex Lukehart

Honorary Casket Bearers
Sally Bunge
Abby Bockholt
Anna Lukehart
Maddie Carlson
Michelle Bunge
Abbie Bunge
Chloe Butler
Ashley Bunge
Will be held one hour prior to the Funeral Services at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spencer.
"How Great Thou Art"
"Beautiful Savior"
By Gary Klett
Organist: Arla Kintigh
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:30 PM
“ I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know Don and Lois. As a kid I always thought Lois was the prettiest lady! May your heart be warmed with the memories you hold dear.”
- Nancy Stoll Taylor
Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 6:32 AM
“Our sympathies to Lois’ family. We have so many wonderful memories of Lois, Don and family throughout our many years at Trinity . Also through Beta Sigma Phi. She was a beautiful person!”
- Roger & Sherrie Green
Monday, May 6, 2019 at 12:35 PM
“So very sorry for the passing of Lois. Many many years of sweet smiles from her at church & around town. May God grant you peace at this sad time. ”
- David R Chapman
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 4:53 PM
“So saddened to see that Lois passed. I enjoyed her very much in the Clay County Federated Garden Club!
- Sue Biederman
Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 6:22 AM
“We are so very sorry for the loss of Lois. Our prayers are for the family during this time. May you all find strength in knowing what a special person she was, and be blessed with nothing but good memories of her.”
- Dennis and Doretta Butler
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:51 PM
“ We pray that God will be with you and comfort you in your sorrow and bring peace to your heart.
In fond remembrance of Lois, Karl and Barbara Hansen”
- Karl and Barbara Hansen
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 8:50 PM
“So sorry to hear about the death of Lois! I enjoyed knowing her through Trinity Lutheran Church and also enjoyed working with her daughter Jeannine at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley. My condolences to your family. ”
- Corrine Muske
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:55 AM
“To all in Lois' family, I extend my deepest sympathy.
Lois and my mom were in sorority together. Many
fond memories of all those amazing women.”
- Mari Lu Larson
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 11:55 AM
“I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Lois.
My sister, Vicki, and I were flower girls when Don and Lois were married.
There are so many great memories of family reunions with the Peterson’s and Carlson’s
over the years. I cherish those times.
With sympathy,
Karla Pearson Eberly ”
- Karla Pearson Eberly
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:08 AM
“So very sorry for the loss of your Mom. I know it's not easy I lost my dad a year ago May 1st. Hold tight to the memories!”
- Susanne Hallett
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:08 AM
“I am sorry to hear of the passing of Lois. My grandmother Josephine Tuttle enjoyed visiting with Lois at Longhouse as well as working many years with Don and Lois at the Crown Shop . Prayers to your family at this time.”
- Sherry Tuttle Donnahoo
Friday, May 3, 2019 at 7:08 AM
“So sorry to hear about Lois! She was a very special lady! Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers!”
- Dawn Green Fletcher
Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 4:36 PM
“Im so sorry she will be greatly missed ”
- Heidi sky
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