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1944 Carol 2023

Carol Idso

October 6, 1944 — January 26, 2023



Carol Idso

Archer, Iowa

            Services for Carol Idso, age 78, of Archer who passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2023 at MercyOne Hospital in Primghar.  Her funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at Archer United Methodist Church with Pastor Jacob Sandholm ~ officiating.

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            Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.

            Visitation with family present will be from 5 – 7 P.M. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.







October 6, 1944

Sioux City, Iowa


January 26, 2023

Primghar, Iowa



10:30 A.M. Thursday, February 2, 2023

Archer United Methodist Church; Archer, Iowa

Pastor Jacob Sandholm ~ Officiating



“Angels Among Us” ~ Alabama


“Amazing Grace”

“In The Garden”

Organist:  LaNan Eldridge



Christopher Idso                  Justin Kuehn

Kaydyn Kuehn                        Jason Pridie

Scott Pridie                               Rick Pridie



Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Primghar, Iowa


Arrangements are under the care of the

Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa.



               Carol Idso, the daughter of Charles and Geraldine (Carraher) Pridie was born on October 6, 1944, in Sioux City, Iowa.  She attended Hinton School and graduated from Hinton High School.  She was united in marriage to Marlin Idso on December 27, 1969, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa.  The couple made their home in Sioux City.  Carol worked as a dispatcher for many years for Darling International.  She also was an AVON lady for over 40 years.  In 2001 Marlin and Carol built their new home in Archer.  Carol retired in 2018.  Marlin preceded Carol in death on December 21, 2019, and she remained on their acreage.  Carol passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at MercyOne Medical Center in Primghar reaching the age of 78 years, 3 months, and 20 days.

                Carol enjoyed mowing the acreage, taking care of her birds, squirrels, and flowers.  She enjoyed baking and bowling.  She especially cherished her time watching her grandchildren’s sporting events and spending time with her family.

                Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Chad Idso of Kingsley, Iowa and Steve (Mary) Idso of Cottage Grove, Minnesota; grandchildren, Stephanie (Justin), Chris (Becca), Shaylee, Alex and Max; great grandchildren, Kaydyn, Kylee and Korbyn; siblings, Tim (Mary) Pridie of Hinton, Iowa and Francie Peterson of Sioux City, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Marlys Paul, Margie Pridie and Marlene Pridie, also, many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

                Carol was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Marlin, siblings, Charles Pridie, Robert Pridie, Gerald Pridie and Patricia Bliss and sister-in-law, Betty Pridie and brother-in-law, Bob Peterson.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Wednesday, February 1, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Eldridge Family Funeral Homes - Primghar

415 South Hayes Avenue, Primghar, IA 51245

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Funeral Service

Thursday, February 2, 2023

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)


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