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Margaret Carlson Houseman and James Houseman

Margaret Carlson, the third daughter of Grace and Oscar Carlson, was born January 13, 1927, at rural Sheldahl, Iowa. She graduated from Kelley High School in 1944, and has lived in or around Madrid most of her life. She was married to James Houseman July 2, 1951. James was born in Perry, August 18, 1928, and graduated from Napier High School in 1945. James was drafted into the army during the Korean War, and served for two years. James now works for Boone County, and Margaret works at the Madrid Home for the Aging. They have five children and seven grandchildren.

LaVern married Nancy Rieck October 29, 1964. They have three sons: Tony, Jeffery, and Travis. One son, Timothy, is deceased. LaVern is teaching at Boone Junior College, in computer science. They live in Boone.

Donald married Sonja O'Connell November 3, 1972, and they have two children: Tonja and Eric. They live in Madrid, where Donald is employed by Lawrence Jensen and Sonja is employed by Federal Prescription.

Dennis is married to Marion Knox, and they have two children: Beth and Clifford. Marion teaches at the North Polk School, and Dennis works for DeKalb, at Boone. The couple lives in Madrid.

Christine lives at home, and works for the Madrid Home for the Aging, as a CM.A.

Curtis is a senior in the Madrid High School, and works at Howard's I.G.A., and lives at home. The Housemans are members of St. John's Lutheran Church, Madrid.

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