Archive for Wednesday, October 11, 2000

Carl A. Oakson

October 11, 2000

Carl A. Oakson
1902-2000

A memorial service for Carl A. Oakson, 98, Topeka, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2000, at Barnett Funeral Home, Oskaloosa.

Mr. Oakson, a former Tonganoxie resident, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Select Specialty Hospital in Topeka. He was born Aug. 24, 1902, in Basehor, the son of John A. and Pearl Dove Turner Oakson. He had lived in Topeka for five years, moving there from Tonganoxie, where he had lived since 1944.

Mr. Oakson was the owner of Oakson Hardware Store in Tonganoxie from 1947 until he retired in 1971. Prior to World Ward II, he owned the Oakson Garage in Kansas City, Kan. He then worked at the North American Aviation Company during the war. After the war, he moved to the Tonganoxie area and farmed and operated an auto repair shop until 1947.

He was a member of the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church. He was a life member of the Henri Masonic Lodge No. 190 AF&AM in Tonganoxie and a 32nd degree member of the Scottish Rite Bodies in Lawrence.

Mr. Oakson served a term on the Tonganoxie School Board. He was a graduate of the Dafer School, Dafer, Kan.

He married Mildred J. Rasmussen on Oct. 10, 1925, in Olathe. She died on Jan. 11, 1966. He married Elizabeth Jane Johnston Campbell on Feb. 9, 1969, in Tonganoxie. She died on Oct. 25, 1997.

Survivors include two sons, Dale Oakson, Ozawkie, and Bob Oakson, Lecompton; two stepsons, John Campbell, Georgetown, Ky., and Jack L. Campbell, Ozawkie; two stepdaughters, JoAnn Smith, Thorton, Colo., and Jane Bruggeman, West Minster, Colo.; a brother, John Oakson, Colorado Springs; a sister, Wanda Oakson Kirkpatrick, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; seven grandchildren, 23 stepgrandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Inurnment is planned for Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Masonic Home of Kansas, sent in care of Barnett Funeral Home, 820 Liberty, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, 66066.

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