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Carol Elaine Dose

January 22, 1934 August 7, 2022
Carol Elaine Dose
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Obituary for Carol Elaine Dose
Carol Elaine Dose, age 88, of Mapleton, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at Maple Heights Nursing Home of Mapleton, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 15, 2022, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton, Iowa. Rev. Nathan Peitsch will officiate. Committal services will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Mapleton, Iowa.

A Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., with a Prayer Service held at 4:45 p.m., Sunday, August 14, 2022, at the Armstrong – Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa.

The Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home of Mapleton, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online

A Live Stream of the Funeral Service will be casted on the Armstrong-Van Houten Funeral Home Facebook page at

Carol Elaine (Thompson) Dose was born on January 22, 1934, on the family farm outside of Soldier, Iowa, to Nel and Violet (Kline) Thompson. Carol was baptized on June 19, 1934, in her Christian faith and confirmed on June 20, 1948, in the Soldier Lutheran Church. She attended grade school at the Jordan Township country school in rural Soldier and later graduated from Soldier High School with the class of 1952.

On September 14, 1952, Carol was united in marriage to Wilbert Dose at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church of Mapleton, Iowa, where Carol has been a faithful member since. The couple made their home on the Dose family farm near Danbury, Iowa and were blessed with four children: Denise, Gary, Jolene, and Lori. Together the couple farmed until Wilbert’s passing in 1992.

Carol relocated to Mapleton where she lived until she passed on August 7, 2022. A faithful member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Carol was active in L.C.W., ladies’ circle, helping with the altar guild and braille club. She also did quilting for the World Relief and the Sunshine Club.

A dedicated and devoted homemaker, mother, and wife, Carol enjoyed cooking for her family and making special meals for them. She relished her time spent tending her garden and flower beds, which brought her pure joy. Her greatest love in life was her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children: Gary (Shirley) Dose of Danbury, IA, Jolene (Marc) Uhl of Danbury, IA and Lori (Bob) Davis of Columbus Junction, IA; son-in-law Bill (Jonya) Pry of Oklahoma City, OK; seven grandchildren: Tiffanie (Casey) Call, Corey (Emily) Pry, Jason (Rennett) Stinnett, Shawna Dose, Garrett (Cecilia) Dose, Jessica Vought, and Ashley Davis; five great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Helen Weber of Rapid City, SD, Viola Jessen of Steward, IA, Bernice Horst of Wall Lake, IA and Raphael Thompson of Springfield, MO; brother-in-law Lawrence Stoltz; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Nel and Violet (Kline) Thompson; her husband Wilbert Dose; daughter Denise Pry; grandson Jeremy Davis; brothers Frank (Irene) Vohs and Elmer (Pat) Thompson; sisters Emma (Walt) Thies, Virginia (Leo) Carlson, Colleen (Lester) Vohs, and Deloris (George) Leonard; brothers-in-law Gilbert (LaVeda) Dose, Melvin Weber, Frank Jessen, Jake Horst, and Carl Stoltz.
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3:00 PM 8/14/2022 3:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 8/14/2022 5:00:00 PM
Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home - Mapleton

210 South 5th Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

Prayer Service 4:45 p.m.

Armstrong - Van Houten Funeral Home - Mapleton
210 South 5th Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States

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10:30 AM 8/15/2022 10:30:00 AM
St. Matthew Lutheran Church

504 Walnut Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

St. Matthew Lutheran Church
504 Walnut Street Mapleton 51034 IA
United States

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