OELWEIN - Joshua E. Hartson, 38, of Oelwein, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 9, 2017 at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein. Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com Joshua Edward Hartson was born Dec. 31, 1978 at New Hampton, Iowa the son of Arlene Sue (Blockhus) Hartson. He attended school at River Hills in Waterloo and North Fayette High School in West Union. Joshua had been a resident of Alternative Living Corporation in Oelwein since August of 2007. Over the years he had been employed at G & G in Edgewood, Rise in Elkader and Full Circle in Oelwein. Joshua enjoyed collecting cards, dancing, sports, and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys. Joshua is survived by his mother Arlene Hartson of Oelwein; 6 siblings, Dan Zeien of Waverly, Eugene (Lorna) Zeien of Marengo, Sonja Hartson (Travis Kellum) of Waverly, Shiona Jarchow (Vijay Vasta) of Dehradun, India, Rick (Merri) Burgart of Readlyn and TSgt Wynn Hartson, actively serving in the U.S. Air Force; sister-in-law Jane Zeien of Sumner; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and father.
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