Obituaries

Obituaries are published in The Standard for a $30 fee and can be brought to the office at 15 First Street NW in Waukon, mailed to PO Box 286, Waukon IA 52172, or e-mailed to news@waukonstandard.com. Photos may be included for an additional charge of $10 (additonal photos are also $10). Obituaries of excessive length (longer than our single-column length of 20") will also incur an additional charge of $9/column inch for the content measuring longer than our 20-inch column length. Obituaries that include “Thank You” messages within them will also incur an additional charge for the “Thank You” portion of the submitted obituary. For further assistance, please call 563-568-3431.

Tue
04
Dec

Wayne Jahnke

Wayne R. Jahnke died unexpectedly Monday, November 12, 2018 at his home in Spring Grove, MN at the age of 56. Memorial service was held Saturday, November 17 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, MN. Burial was in the Waterloo Ridge Cemetery in rural Dorchester.

Wayne was born August 5, 1962 in Postville to Ronald and Marilyn (Winke) Jahnke.  He graduated from Waukon High School. December 14, 1991 he was united in marriage to Michelle Tollefsrud at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel, MN.

Wayne farmed for a short time, then worked at Rush Products in Rushford, MN and then as a welder at Featherlite in Cresco and Mid-City Steel in La Crosse, WI. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, MN and enjoyed fishing, hunting and helping on the farm.

Tue
04
Dec

Sister Mary Bosco Ryder

Sister Mary Bosco (Mary Lou) Ryder, OSF, 88, died Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Clare House in Dubuque in the 69th year of her religious life. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, November 28 in Francis Chapel. Reverend Ron Friedell presided. Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque.

Sister Mary Bosco, daughter of the late William E. and Catherine (Ryan) Ryder, was born September 10, 1930 in Waterville. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Pius Church, Cherry Mound, Harpers Ferry. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque from St. Pius Church August 25, 1949. She was received with the name Sister Mary Bosco August 12, 1950 and made her final profession of vows August 12, 1955.

Thu
29
Nov

Richard "Dick" Schilling

Richard “Dick” J. Schilling, 84, of Waukon died Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at his home. Memorial services were held Monday, December 3 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military honors was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Patrick School in Waukon.

Richard John Schilling was born June 30, 1934 in Waukon, the son of John Michael and Mabel Rosella (Beck) Schilling. Dick attended St. Patrick Catholic School in Waukon, where he was editor of the school newspaper, a member of the school’s successful debate teams from 1948 to 1952, and a member of the basketball team. In 1952, he graduated first in a class of 27 students. Dick received a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts from the University of Iowa in 1956, with a major in radio and television news in the department of journalism.

Thu
29
Nov

Marcella Quillin

Marcella Edith Quillin passed peacefully November 28, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society - Waukon. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.
Marcella was born in Spring Grove, MN January 31, 1928 to Ed and Jane (Reburn) Kubitz. The family soon moved east of Waukon and farmed on Sherman Ridge. Besides farming, she worked at the Soda Grill and Piggly Wiggly grocery store. During WWII Marcella and her sisters worked in San Diego, CA at Consolidated Aircraft as part of the war effort.
Marcella married Ben Quillin September 26, 1949 at St Patrick’s Church in Lanesboro, MN. They settled in Harpers Ferry.
Marcella helped her sister-in-law, Kate, in the Quillin Cafe, while Ben was mayor and the local barber. Marcella was very proud that she was the first American Legion Auxiliary president in Harpers Ferry. Ben and Marcella raised six boys, Mike, Pat, Kevin, Tim, Terry and Sean, and one daughter, Molly, all of whom are still living.

Tue
27
Nov

James Klemp

James L. Klemp, 70, of rural Waukon died Friday, November 23, 2018 at his home. Private family services will be held later at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

James Lee Klemp was born December 12, 1947 in rural Tripoli, the son of Lester and Esther (Schneider) Klemp. Jim grew up in the Readlyn area and graduated from Sumner High School. A farmer for most of his life, Jim moved around with his parents, renting farms throughout northeast Iowa, and he also worked with other farmers. He liked doing crop work and raising dairy cows. Jim also loved having other animals on the farm, particularly cats and dogs.

December 11, 1990, Jim married Sharon (Rubendall) Goeke at her sister’s house in Frankville. For 21 years, he also worked at the Decorah Walmart, retiring in 2012. Though he mostly liked spending time at home, Jim did enjoy visiting with friends and playing dominoes.

Tue
20
Nov

Gary Soper

Gary E. Soper, 76, of Harpers Ferry died Monday, November 19, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. Burial with military honors will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday, November 23 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Gary Eldon Soper was born March 19, 1942 to Lawrence “Eddie” E. and Marjorie (Batchelder) Soper in Anamosa. He graduated from Olin High School in 1960 and married Karen Anderson June 11, 1966. They made their home on Forest Mills Road, six miles outside of Waukon. They raised Quarter and Paint horses for many years, traveling far and wide to buy and sell his beloved horses.

Tue
20
Nov

Cindy Miller

Cindy Sue Miller, 65, of Cedar Rapids died from a sudden illness Saturday, November 17, 2018 amidst loving family at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 25 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories in Cedar Rapids, where there will be a visitation after 11 a.m. Rev. Leonard Ranson will officiate. Interment services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, November 26 at the Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.

Tue
20
Nov

Patricia Monroe

Patricia Leonette Monroe, age 76, of Clermont, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away Sunday, November 11, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 24 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Clermont at 11 a.m. with Father Dan Knipper officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service, starting at 10 a.m., at the church. Burial will be at a later date at Gethsemane Cemetery located in Lansing.

Patricia “Pat” was born in Waukon March 18, 1942 to Leo and Winifred (Gander) Monroe. She attended school in Lansing and graduated from Eastern Allamakee Community High School. After graduation she attended cosmetology school in Waterloo.

Tue
20
Nov

Marsha Bieber

Marsha L. Bieber, 69, of Waukon died Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at her home in rural Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, November 19 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Interment was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Marsha Lynn Bieber was born August 11, 1949 in Waukon, the daughter of Rudolph Benhart and Viola Emma (Snitker) Moen. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon and graduated as valedictorian of her class at Waukon High School in 1967. Following graduation she worked in Decorah as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company.

Tue
20
Nov

Rosemary Knopf

Rosemary Knopf, 92, of Lansing died Friday, November 9, 2018 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, November 16 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Rosemary was the daughter of Louis and Anna (Wendler) Knopf. She went to school at Faegre Prairie Road Country School near Churchtown and on to Immaculate Conception School in Lansing, and belonged to Immaculate Conception Parish her whole life.

She worked for Lansing Company from 1957 to 1993, advancing to being a buyer, traveling throughout the world, buying buttons. She owned RK’s Women’s Apparel Shop, and later turned the store into RK’s Nook restaurant. She worked as a McNess distributor, and helped her brother, Cyril Knopf, farm on Dry Ridge, rural Lansing.

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