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
06
Aug

Jerry Bollman

Jerry L. Bollman, 78, of Waukon passed into the arms of the Lord Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 9 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Waukon with Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, August 8 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Jerry Lee Bollman was born January 21, 1941 at the Sherman Hospital in Waukon, the son of Everett and Dora (Clark) Bollman. He was baptized April 13, 1941 at Forest Mills United Brethren Church in rural Postville, attended Smithfield country school and graduated from Luana Consolidated Public Schools in 1959. From 1960-1964, Jerry served in the U.S. Navy as a radioman, 2nd class, spending some of that time serving in the Vietnam War.

Fri
02
Aug

John Conway

John Francis Conway, 59, of Harpers Ferry died Saturday, July 27, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 5 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wexford with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Wexford.

John Francis was born October 4, 1959 to Hugh and Alice (Kernan) Conway in Waukon. He graduated from Kee High School in 1978. John worked as a carpenter and also farmed the family farm. He loved farming and being outside cutting wood.

John was a kind-hearted, soft-spoken and extremely dependable man. He loved his boys with all his heart and never turned down the opportunity to help others in his community. His work ethic stands out to those who’ve known him. Through his faith and love of family, he was driven every day to put in an honest day’s work.

Thu
01
Aug

Tanya Schnuelle

Tanya M. Schnuelle, 39, of Waukon died suddenly Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 6 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Tanya Marie Schnuelle was born December 18, 1979 in Waukon, the daughter of Lawrence and Marsha (Welper) Benda. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, graduated from Waukon High School in 1998, and received her LPN and RN from NICC in Calmar and her BSN from Upper Iowa University in Fayette. Tanya has worked at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon for many years. September 11, 2010, she married Adam Schnuelle at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Tue
30
Jul

Kevin Haas

After packing a full lifetime of living into 52 short years, Kevin Joel Haas passed away peacefully at his home in Caledonia, MN surrounded by his family July 28, 2019. Funeral services were held Friday, August 2 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Pastor Steven Meyer officiating.

Kevin was born February 4, 1967 in Iowa City to Earl and Beverly (Scheffert) Haas. He grew up in Waukon and graduated from Waukon Senior High School in 1985. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. He never missed a day of Sunday School and even received an award for that achievement. Having spent so much time in church during his childhood, he was able to use his weekends for many other endeavors as an adult.

Tue
30
Jul

Margaret Reisner

Margaret A. Reisner, 90, of Waukon died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Western Home Communities-Nation Cottage in Cedar Falls. Memorial services will be held Monday, August 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Inurnment will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Ft. Atkinson. Friends may call one hour before services Monday at the church.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Cards and memorials can be sent to her daughter, Sue Armbrecht, 4120 Daina Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

Margaret Ann Reisner was born October 13, 1928 in Decorah, the daughter of Gregory and Clara (Busness) Becker. She graduated from Calmar High School, received her Teaching Certificate from UNI in 1948, and received her BA degree in Elementary Education in 1973 from Upper Iowa University in Fayette.

Tue
30
Jul

Edward Helgeson

Edward Helgeson, age 81, of Decorah died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at his home in Decorah. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah Monday, July 29 with Rev. Donald Hertges officiating. Interment was at St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery, Decorah.

Edward Elmer Helgeson was born August 14, 1937, the son of Elmer and Mary (Burroughs) Helgeson near Dorchester. He attended country school in Pleasant Township where his mother, Mary, was the teacher. He graduated from Decorah High School.

He was married to Janice Nesset and together they had five children, Sharyl, Joe, Jeff, John and Jim. They later divorced. He married Theresa Howe May 28, 1988 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Ed worked at Calmar Manufacturing for many years and had various other jobs before that. He enjoyed fishing, wood working in his shop at home, antique cars and spending time with his friends and family.

Tue
23
Jul

Patrick McCauley

Patrick J. McCauley, age 78, of rural Waukon, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids July 8, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. He was staying with his sister, Mary, during treatment. A graveside memorial is planned for Saturday, July 27 at 12 p.m. at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Lycurgus in rural Waukon.

Pat attended a one-room country school until eighth grade, and then went to St. Patrick’s School in Waukon until his graduation in 1958. Patrick went on to further his education, earning a Master’s Degree in English. He taught and farmed in Minnesota until he moved back to Waukon to farm the McCauley farm until his death. Pat loved teaching, farming and especially a good debate on any topic.

Tue
23
Jul

Robert Rush

Robert C. Rush, 58, of Oelwein, formerly of Waukon, died Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 27 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with graveside services to follow in Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, with Pastor Tim Rupert officiating. A private memorial will be held at the Rush Family Farm.

Special appreciation to the healthcare providers at St. Mary’s Hospital, MercyOne Air Ambulance, and all of those that helped and loved Bob over the years. Bob will be truly missed by his family and friends.

Robert “Bob” Creighton Rush was born October 17, 1960 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon to Elmer L. and Darlene (Bender) Rush. He was raised on the family farm near Rossville and was confirmed at Rossville Presbyterian Church. Bob attended Waukon schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1978.

Tue
23
Jul

Patricia Schwager

Patricia Emma Schwager, 88, of Vancouver, WA was called home to our Lord Saturday, June 22, 2019. Funeral and committal services were held Tuesday, July 9 at Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Portland, OR with longtime friend and missionary Ron Holcomb officiating.

Patricia Emma (Palmer) Schwager was born July 17, 1930 in Waukon, the daughter of Charles and Cora (Henderson) Palmer. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1948. She earned a BA in teaching from Iowa State Teachers’ College and obtained an MA from a college in Oregon.

She worked as a teacher for 50 years.

Patricia was united in marriage to Dale Robert Schwager August 7, 1958 in Portland, OR. Together they raised two children, John and Ruth. She was an active member of University Park Baptist Church in Portland for many years teaching Sunday School and serving on the missionary board. Patricia was known for being faithful and having a servant’s heart.

Tue
23
Jul

Alice Luster

Alice Luster, 88, of Lansing died Monday, July 15, 2019 at her home in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 19 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Inurnment followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

The family of Alice Luster requests donations be given to: Lansing Emergency Medical Services, 51 South Front Street, Lansing, IA 52151 for new and updated equipment; Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library, 515 Main Street, Lansing, IA 52151; or Immaculate Conception Church, 648 Main Street, Lansing, IA 52151.

Alice Dorothy was born December 17, 1930 to Benjamin and Mary (McNamara) Mullarkey in Lansing. She was baptized at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wexford. Alice graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1948.

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