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.

Fri
04
Oct

Gloria Larson

Gloria (Aspenson) Larson, age 91, of Cresco died Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco. Funeral Services for Gloria Larson were held Saturday, October 5 at First Lutheran Church in Cresco with Pastor Leo Combs-Lay officiating. Burial took place at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Cresco following the service.

Gloria Ann Lee was born July 15, 1928, the daughter of Jacob and Anna (Hegtvedt) Lee. She graduated from Decorah High School. Gloria taught at a one-room school house until her marriage to Don Aspenson in 1948. She resided in Cresco while raising her family with Don.  Gloria was active in the life of First Lutheran Church and her community. Don died in 1986.

After being widowed for five years, Gloria married Walter Larson August 3, 1991, and they resided in Waukon. They enjoyed life together until his passing in 2011. Gloria returned to Cresco to the assisted living to be closer to her family.

Tue
01
Oct

Maynard "Mike" Garlow

Maynard “Mike” Garlow, 89, of Plainfield, IL and Holy Cross, after a one-year battle with cancer, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at his home in Plainfield, IL surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial for Mike was held Saturday, October 5 at St. Clements Catholic Church in Bankston with Rev. Michael Schueller officiating. Burial was in St. Clements cemetery with Full Military honors afforded by the Farley American Legion Post #656.

Mike was born June 10, 1930 in Dubuque, the son of Maynard “Major” (1908-1997) and Anna (Ward) Garlow (1903-1997). He is a graduate of Harpers Ferry High School in Harpers Ferry.

Tue
01
Oct

Jean Snitker

Jean P. Snitker, 94, of Postville died Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 3 at 11 a.m. at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon with Pastor Tim Rupert officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 9 a.m. until time of service at the church Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Zalmona Presbyterian Church or Good Samaritan Center in Postville.

Jean Phyllis Snitker was born October 30, 1924 in rural Waukon, the daughter of Edward and Clara (Winke) Kugel. She was baptized and, April 2, 1939, confirmed at Zalmona Presbyterian Church. Jean attended Ludlow #2 rural school through eighth grade and graduated from Waukon High School in 1942.

Tue
01
Oct

Lillian Winters

Lillian M. Winters, 92, of Waukon died Saturday, September 28, 2019 at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 3 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Chaplain Patrick Malanaphy officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call one hour before services Thursday at the funeral home.

Lillian Mae Winters was born February 5, 1927 in Ossian, IA, the daughter of Gustav and Julia (Tollefson) Russell. She was baptized at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Castalia, attended country school, and helped her dad on the farm. Lillian also helped area families by taking care of new mothers and their families; besides caring for the children, she also did the household chores and the cooking. It was during this time that Lillian really honed her cooking and baking skills and became an amazing cook as an adult; she always made enough food to feed an army and no one could make fried chicken quite like her.

Tue
01
Oct

Joan Berns

Joan D. Berns, 78, of Waukon, formerly of Rolling Meadows, IL, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 1 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Joan was born January 19, 1941 in Waukon, the daughter of Leonard “Stub” and Anna (Bresnahan) Davis. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church and graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1959, both in Waukon.

May 28, 1960, she married Arthur Berns at St. Patrick Catholic Church. They moved to Chicago before settling in Rolling Meadows, IL in 1963 where they lived for 43 years. She worked various clerical positions at Loyola University, Meadows Currency Exchange, Doc Lynch Chiropractic and Art Berns Construction.

Tue
01
Oct

Brian Simmonds

Brian Richard Simmonds, 51, of Davenport, formerly of Lansing, died suddenly Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove, IL. Brian was an organ donor and many will benefit from his generosity. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Brian was born to Clarke and Sheila Simmonds in Biloxi, MS. He graduated from Kee High School in Lansing in 1986. He received his associates degree in Electronics from Hamilton Tech in Davenport. He worked as an Industrial Electrician at North Star Steel following college. He started his IT career at Sprint and was currently employed with RSM as an IT consultant for the past 15 years.

Brian enjoyed spending his time with family and neighbors. He loved his job and the team at RSM where he worked. He was great at solving problems and loved learning about new technologies.

Tue
01
Oct

LaVonne Kruger

LaVonne A. Kruger, 87, of Waukon passed away at her home surrounded by family and friends Friday, September 27, 2019. Funeral services were held Monday, September 30 at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

LaVonne Adeline (Anderson) Kruger was born July 29, 1932 on the family farm in Waterville, the daughter of Alfred Oscar and Helen Geneva (Smedsrud) Anderson. She was baptized and confirmed at the West Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waukon and graduated from Waterville High School in 1950.

After high school, LaVonne began working at the Allamakee County Courthouse in the Treasurer’s office, which started her path to becoming a career woman. After two years, she did clerical work with the USDA-ASCS office; her position later became the Allamakee County Director and after 30 years, LaVonne retired.

Tue
01
Oct

Margie Ewing

Margie Elaine Ewing, 90, of Monona died Friday, September 27, 2019 at North Gate Care Center, Waukon. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, October 1 at the Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Monona with the Rev. Deb Parkison officiating. Burial followed in the Monona Cemetery, Monona.

She was born September 16, 1929 in West Chester, the daughter of Nellie (McFarland) Yoder. Margie graduated from Denver High School, Denver, CO.

Margie was united in marriage with Gene Ewing January 27, 1951 at Forest Mills Church. Four children were born to this union, Nancy, Sandy, Marsha and Rex. She worked at Elmer Marting TV and Repair Shop and Monona Wire. She loved going to auctions, garage sales and doing crafts. If Margie was bored, she would be at the table playing Solitaire. Margie liked to collect everything, especially Barbie Dolls, teddy bears and angels. She was a member of Living Faith United Methodist Parish, Monona.

Tue
24
Sep

James Yuhouse

James “Jim” B. Yuhouse, 65, of Harpers Ferry, formerly of Clear Lake, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at home in Harpers Ferry following a courageous battle with cancer. The family will be greeting friends and family to celebrate Jim’s life after 4 p.m. Saturday, September 28 at the Ethel Robinson Meehan Community Center in Harpers Ferry.

Please bring your own beverages as this will be a time of smiles, laughter and memories; Jim would not appreciate us fretting over him. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.

James Blake Yuhouse was born February 9, 1954 in Clear Lake, the son of Charles and Norma (Treloar) Yuhouse. He was baptized at the United Methodist Church in Clear Lake and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1973. Jim worked for IMT in Garner as a laser operator. He has spent most of his summers in Harpers Ferry since 1982.

Tue
24
Sep

John Magner

John Magner, age 89, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Decorah, died Thursday, June 6, 2019 at his home in Cedar Rapids surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial was held June 11 at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Decorah with Rev. Donald Hertges officiating. Interment was at St. Bridget Catholic Cemetery, Bluffton.

John Victor Magner was born February 16, 1930 in Waukon, the son of John and Elizabeth (Malone) Magner.  He graduated from St. Patrick School in Waukon. John married Bernadette Courtney May 26, 1953 at St. Bridget Catholic Church in Bluffton. Together they had seven children.

John worked for Luther College as a plumber for most of his life until retiring.  He then took a job at Eastern Star Nursing Home which he loved. He enjoyed going to garage sales and auctions and dearly loved spending time with his family.

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