Kathy Anne Carlson, 72, of La Porte City, died Monday, April 8, 2019 at MercyOne Waterloo.

Kathy was born March 4, 1947 in Onawa, IA, daughter of Jerry A. and Mollie J. Hale Rowe. She graduated from Whiting High School in 1965 and University of Northern Iowa with a Bachelor Degree in Education in 1969. She married David Carlson and they later divorced.

Kathy taught 2nd grade in La Porte City School District for 24 years and later worked for Dan Deery Motors, retiring in 2017.

Her focus was her family. She always supported her children and grandchildren through their sporting events and other activities. She enjoyed reading and always looked forward to family trip to Seaside, Florida.

Kathy is survived by her sons, Reid (Stephanie) Carlson of La Porte City‚ Blaine (Laurie) Carlson of Waukesha‚ WI; eight grandchildren, Emma, Jack, Matt, and Kate Carlson, and Alec, Nathan, Jacob, and Abby Carlson; sister, Chris (Jim) Wigram of Dublin‚ OH; brother, David (Lisa) Rowe‚ Bridgeport‚ CT; an aunt, Nancy Brenden of Whiting‚ IA; and a niece, Kim Wigram of Dublin, OH.

She is preceded in death by her parents.

Services will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home in Waterloo, with visitation preceding the service from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Burial will be in West View Cemetery, La Porte City.

Memorials may be directed to the family and online condolences may be left at www.lockefuneralhome.com