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Kathleen Ann Carlson

Kathleen Ann Carlson

November 14, 1942 - September 30, 2018

FOREST CITY - Kathleen Ann (Buffington) Carlson, 75, of Forest City, IA went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Concord Care Center, Garner, IA.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at the Forest City United Methodist Church in Forest City, with the Pastor Les Green officiating.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church on Tuesday.

Burial will be held in the Wesley Evergreen Cemetery, west of Wesley, Iowa

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Kathleen Carlson memorial fund in care of the family.

Kathy was born on November 14, 1942 in Titonka, IA she was the daughter of the late Donald Buffington and Dorothy (Budlong) Buffington. She was a 1960 of Forest City High School, Forest City, IA.

Kathy and her late husband Ernest Neal Carlson, were married on September 7, 1963. She was a homemaker and traveled with Ernie as he was stationed at various army bases. Ernie's last duty station was at Fort Ritchie army base in Cascade, Maryland, where she enjoyed volunteering at the Castle Museum. After Ernie retired from the Army they moved back home to Forest City, IA where she volunteered at the Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Forest City, Iowa.

Kathy enjoyed fishing, camping, and spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

She is survived by four children; John and wife Karen of Waynesboro, PA, Donald Carlson Forest City, IA, Melinda Keough and husband Greg, and Michael Carlson of Forest City, IA; for grandchildren Brian Carlson (Kate) Waynesboro, PA, Chelsea Carlson (Dalton) Waynesboro, PA, Courtney Rheingans (James), Kelly Munroe (Larissa) of Canada and seven great-grandchildren, Morgan, Savannah and Skylar Carlson Waynesboro, PA, Brier and Charlee Grace Aldridge Waynesboro,PA, and James and Alexa Rhenigans.

She is survived by three brothers; Kent Buffington (Carol) Morton, Illinois, Bob Buffington (Ann) Forest City, IA and Bruce Buffington (Nancy) Forest City, IA and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest Carlson in 1991; nephews, Shane Buffington and Brandon Buffington.

Arrangements are with Cataldo Schott Funeral Home in Forest City.

Online condolences may be left for the family at

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