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Stanley Carlson

Stanley Arnold Carlson, son of Arnold & Orril (Gallup) Carlson, was born October 4, 1939 at Red Oak, Iowa.

Stan married Marlene Sandstrom and to this marriage, two children were born: Kristina Kay and Kelly Kyle. Stan and Marlene later divorced.

Stan was a lifelong farmer in the Lenox area. He married Karen Kay Vorhies on December 13, 1993 in Corning, Iowa.

Stan passed away June 22, 2016 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Leonard and Don Carlson; granddaughter Candi McBrayer; father and mother-in-law Howard & Edna Vorhies.

Survivors include his wife Karen Carlson of Lenox; daughter Kris Huber of Lenox and son Kelly Carlson of Prescott; grandchildren Brandi Carlson, Kelli (Eric) Strough, Rhonda Carlson, Kasper Carlson; great grandchildren Hunter Carlson and Triniti Strough; other relatives and friends.

Memorials are for the Lenox Rodeo to help purchase new bleachers.

  • Visitation

    June 29, 2016
    5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Lenox Community Center

    210 East Dallas Street
    Lenox, IA

  • Sharing of Memories

    June 29, 2016
    7:00 PM

    Lenox Community Center

    210 East Dallas Street
    Lenox, IA

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Thinking & praying for the Carlson family during this time of mourning.

Posted by Rusty Zimmerman - Creston, IA - Friend   June 29, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Karen & family...

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you begin a new journey with Stan in your hearts instead of physically beside you. He now resides with you in spirit and in your hearts. May you take each day ~ 1 at a time....and may God hold you in the palm of his hands and surround you with his love.

Posted by Chuck & Stacey Truman - Prescott, IA - Friend   June 28, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Karen & family. So sorry to hear about Stanley. He was a super great person. Brother Bob just emailed me. Just want you to know our prayers are with you. Lowell & Nancy (Carlson) Knudson

Posted by Nancy Knudson - Nixa, MO - Family   June 25, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Karen, Chris and I were so saddened to hear of your loss. We know that through your grief you have so many wonderful memories with Stan. Not everyone is blessed with such a loving soul mate as you were. We know the years you had with Stan weren''t enough and you both deserved more. Please know that you are in our prayers and thoughts during this most difficult of times.

Posted by Margaret Turk - Creston, IA - Friend   June 25, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Never met a guy that could give you an uplift if you were having a bad day better than him. Between him and Karen I never met a better pair.

Posted by Dave Abildtrup - Creston, IA - Friend   June 24, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Karen and family, we are so sorry to hear about Stan. Thinking of you all!

Posted by Doreen Carlson - Ashland, NE - Family   June 24, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Karen so sorry for your loss.god bless all.

Posted by Rose Beaman - Creston, IA - Friend   June 24, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Stan holds a very special place in my heart. It was like having a piece of my Dad still here on earth when talking or being with Stan because they were so much alike. I loved how he always loved me as if I were his daughter and my kids his grandkids. His stories were always fun to hear and his laughter infectious. To say you will be missed is an understatement but I know you were greeted in heaven by 2 very special people and now you can stir up trouble together. Love you Stan and Karen!

Posted by Stephanie McCartney - DeSoto, IA - Family   June 23, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Stanley''s passing. Sending our thoughts and prayers for you and your family, Karen. Stanley was so good to Leona in her years alone on the farm. He will be missed and remembered fondly. Hoping you find comfort and peace at this difficult time.

The Minnick Family (Leona and Homer''s children and grandchildren)
Karen Swiger
Kylee Albright
Karlene Mullin
Kayla Dahms
Jennifer Everet

Posted by Kylee Albright - Racine, WI - Neighbor   June 23, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Thinking of you Karen and entire Carlson family!! Loved Stan so much, he pretty much was my second Dad!! Going to miss his onery smile and infectious laugh, so glad I got to hug him a couple of weeks ago!!! Hugs, prayers, and love sent to all of you!!

Posted by Chantelle Jennett - Blockton, IA - Friend   June 23, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM