Steven Allen Carlson, 74, died Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at the University Hospitals and Clinics. A gathering to celebrate Steven's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to PFLAG, c/o Iowa City Community Schools, 1725 N. Dodge St., Iowa City, IA 52245.
Steven was born Aug. 2, 1946, in Hamburg, Iowa, the son of Oscar and Doris (Munsinger) Carlson. He was a 1964 graduate of Fremont Mills High School. Steven received his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Iowa in 1969.
Steven was employed by Hy-Vee for 42 years, first in Clarinda and later at several Iowa City stores. He managed the Hy-Vee Waterfront store's dairy department for many years.
Steven volunteered for ICARE (Iowa Center for AIDS Resources and Education) and was active in the LGBT community. His passions included photography and writing.
Steven is survived by his nephews, Doug Carlson and his wife, Lori, of Shenandoah, Iowa, and Chris Carlson (Tangee Griffith) of Glenwood, Iowa ; his sister-in-law, Pam Carlson of ShenandoahA: and nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many friends.
Steven was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Stanley.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.