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Marvin and Leora Carlson

Marvin Carlson, second child of Oscar and Grace Carlson, was born July 10, 1923. He served in the Infantry of the Army from September 1944, until November, 1946. On May 1, 1948, he was married to Leora Nervig, the daughter of James and Rhoda Nervig. To their union, seven children were born: Ronald, Kenneth, David, Darrell, Janet, Rhonda, and Patricia.

Ronald, born September 29, 1948, was married to Vicki Jagerson on April 22, 1972. Ron graduated from Iowa State University in a two-year agricultural course. He farms near Madrid.

Kenneth was born January 26, 1950, and was married to Genta Peterson September 6, 1973. Kenneth works at John Deere, and farms near Madrid. They have two children: Bret Alan, born August 5, 1974; and Hollie Ann, born April 11,, 1977.

David was born February 7, 1951, and was married to Suzanne Gioffredi on July 16, 1971. David works at John Deere, and lives near Madrid. David and Suzi have twin daughters, Michelle and Nichole, who were born December 18, 1971.

Son, Darrell, was born February 16, 1952, and married Patricia Burke October 1973. He lives in Madrid and works at John Deere. They have two children, Brandon Joseph, born February 22, 1974, and Alicia, born July 25, 1978.

Janet, the first daughter and granddaughter, was born March 25, 1953. She married Jim Hurley, of Madrid, September 4, 1971. She now lives in Waverly, Iowa, where Jim teaches school. They have two children: Timothy James, born March 8, 1972; and Staci Lynn, born July 11, 1974.

Rhonda, who was born April 15, 1955, has worked for IMT Insurance in Des Moines since graduating from high school. She lives at home.

Patricia, the youngest girl, was born March 24, 1958. She graduated from Des Moines Area College as an LPN and has since worked at the Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Patricia lives in Des Moines.

Marvin and Leora lived on a farm near Madrid for many years, but now live on a farm near Kelley.

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