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Carol E. Mr. Little

November 29, 1931 — August 21, 2016

Carol Edwin Little, the third son of Gerald Edmund and Signe Christina (Lundquist) Little was born November 29, 1931, in Jasper Township, Adams County, Iowa. Carol entered eternal rest on Sunday, August 21, 2016, at his home in Corning, Iowa, at the age of eighty-four years, eight months, and twenty-three days.
Carol attended Corning Country School through eighth grade and graduated from Corning High School with the class of 1949. Following high school, Carol enlisted in the United States Air Force on November 20, 1950. He was honorably discharged as an Airman First Class for his faithful service on December 10, 1953, having earned the Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Carol married Margaret Jean Johnson on February 10, 1952, at the Methodist Church in Corning, Iowa. Following their marriage they moved to Rantoul, Illinois where their first son Edwin was born. They returned to Carol’s family farm in Jasper Township where he was actively engaged in farming. In 1958, they moved to their home on Grove Street in Corning, Iowa. Their family grew with the arrival of LuJean, Kim, Jay, and Bart. In addition to his farming, Carol also worked other opportunities including: the Corning Creamery, local carpentry and construction projects, over the road trucking, retreading tires with Ruan-Bandag, and local printing industries. He worked for the State of Iowa and Adams County on road maintenance and bridge construction. Additionally, he drove the local school bus route and transported students to extracurricular events. In 1977, Carol built a family home on his farm in Jasper Township, where he resided until 2009, when he and Margaret relocated back to Corning.
Carol was an active member and local leader in the American Legion and a board member for the Prairie Rose Cemetery. He was also a member of the local Veteran’s Board for many years. He will be remembered for his generous, kind spirit, and his creative engineering skills. Family was central to Carol’s life, and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish Carol’s memory are his loving wife of 64 years, Margaret Jean Johnson; three children: Kim (Michael) Stargell; Jay Little; and Bart (Jeanette) Little; brother: Willard Leon (Carol) Little; two grandchildren: Bradley (Jamie) Stargell and Jordan (fiancé Mark Petersen) Stargell; two great-grandchildren: Taylor Jean and Rylea Ann Stargell: and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Carol in death were his parents: Gerald Edmund Little and Signe Christina (Lundquist) Little ; two brothers: Robert Little and Gerald Edmund Little; and two children: Edwin and LuJean.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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