In Memory of Mildred V. Carlson

Mildred  V. Carlson
Mildred V. Carlson
Born: August 20, 1925
Died: September 6, 2020
Age: 95
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Mildred V. Carlson
August 20, 1925 - September 6, 2020
From: Ida Grove, IA | Originally: Kiron, IA

Mildred Carlson, age 95, of Ida Grove, Iowa (formerly of Kiron, Iowa) passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020, at the Morningside Care Center of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Sherri O’Bannon will officiate. Committal will follow in the Hayes Township Cemetery of Arthur, Iowa. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 10, 2020, at the Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa.  The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Mildred V. (Thomsen) Carlson, the daughter of Leroy and Anetta (Goettsch) Thomsen, was born on August 20, 1925, in Ida Grove, Iowa. She grew up on a family farm southwest of Holstein, Iowa. Mildred attended country school and graduated from Holstein High School. She continued her education in the field of nursing in Sioux City, Iowa.

On November 30, 1952, Mildred was united in marriage to Warren Carlson. The couple made their home on the Carlson family farm located in Hayes Township where Mildred became a farm wife and homemaker. Mildred and Warren were blessed with two sons, Doug and Edwin.

Mildred was a devoted member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Ida Grove, Iowa and was a past 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Arthur, Iowa Chapter. Mildred enjoyed refinishing old antique furniture and the card game solitaire. She was an accomplished cook and was known for her delicious homegrown fried chicken. 

Left to cherish her memory are her son, Doug Carlson of Ida Grove, Iowa; grandson, Jason Carlson; three nephews; extended family and friends. 

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Anetta Thomsen; husband, Warren Carlson; and son, Edwin Carlson.




11:00 a.m., Thursday
September 10, 2020
Christensen-Van Houten
Funeral Home
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Shari O'Bannon


10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, September 10, 2020
Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home


"Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone" by Chris Tomlin
"Go Rest High on That Mountain" by Vince Gill


Hayes Township Cemetery
Arthur, Iowa


Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:14 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear the passing of your loved one, Mildred. I always looked forward to seeing her when she was selling Avon (I think) Many prayers. Barb”
- Barb Belstene
Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 9:19 AM
“A fine lady has received her promised reward and is with the angels. My prayers go out to her family during this difficult time. Peace of God be with you.”
- Lue Baker
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