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.

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Wanda Roesler

Wanda Mae (James) Roesler, age 89, passed away peacefully February 3, 2019. A Celebration of Life is scheduled to be held at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, Saturday, February 9 at Mt. Bethel Church, 3239 70th Street East in Inver Grove Heights, MN. Private interment will take place in Waseca, MN.
Wanda was born June 24, 1929 in Owatonna, MN to George I. and Lillian Z. (Gumbusky) James. Shortly after, they moved to Waseca, MN where she grew up, graduated from Waseca High School and worked for EF Johnson Co. for five years. She married her high school sweetheart, Marvin H. Roesler, October 1, 1950.
Marv and Wanda lived in Waseca, Hastings and Laverne in Minnesota, in Paulina and Waukon in Iowa, and in Jackson, MN and Le Center, MN, where Marv worked for Natural Gas and Wanda worked as a bookkeeper. Following retirement, she moved to Eagan, MN.

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05
Feb

Nathan Snitker

Nathan “Nate” David Snitker, 84, of Viola, IL died peacefully at his home Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Funeral services were held at Dennison Funeral Home in Viola, IL Monday, February 4 with burial in Viola Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for Alzheimer’s Association or American Diabetes Association.

Nate was born August 11, 1934 in Postville to Daniel and Elsie Flage Snitker. In 1954 he married Joann Andregg, a marriage to which four sons were born. They divorced in 1968. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Ricketts in 1982. They were married until her death July 13, 2013.

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Feb

Rita Kern

Rita Kern, age 83, of Decorah died Friday, January 25, 2019 at her home in Decorah. A Celebration of Life and Memory was held Saturday, February 2 at Decorah Lutheran Church, Decorah with Rev. Allen Vik officiating. Interment was in Decorah Lutheran Cemetery, Decorah.

Rita Ramona Kern was born May 16, 1935, the daughter of Louis E. and Sylbert C. (Smith) Christofferson, in rural Allamakee County, near Luana. She was baptized by Rev. Van Neys in Waukon and was confirmed at the Frankville Presbyterian Church by Rev. William Niles. In 1958, she joined the Decorah Lutheran Church.

Rita attended the Birdsell Country School (Frankville #4) and graduated from Decorah High School in 1954.  Rita helped on the family farm near Frankville until moving to Decorah in 1956.  She had worked for K & S Super Value, Grahams Store and for 35-1/2 years at the Decorah Creamery and then Foremost Farms. She retired in 2001.

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Feb

Norman Miller

Norman Duane Miller, age 89, passed away January 24, 2019 at the Heights of Alamo in Alamo, TX, where he had been a patient for 2-1/2 months. Memorial Cremation Center of Edinburg, TX assisted the family with arrangements.

Norman was born October 9, 1929 to Dewey and Mabel (Herman) Miller in Waukon. He married Mary Ann Klocke and they later divorced. After helping his father take care of the crops in the fall, he volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army, with a tour of duty from 1953 until 1955.

Following his discharge, he farmed for a few years and then started his career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He was transferred from Waukon to Missouri Valley and then to McAllen, TX. While employed with the USDA in McAllen, he attended classes at University of Texas-Pan American. He also served part time as a Deputy Sheriff Reserve while employed by the USDA. His duties included back-up and flying prisoners to new locations.

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Feb

Barbara Leathers

Barbara A. Leathers, 88, of Waukon died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Barbara Ann Leathers was born May 2, 1930 in Macon, MO, the daughter of Otho and Magdalene (Richards) Miller. She graduated from Macon High School and worked at the county extension office there.

July 18, 1952, Barb married Alfred Lowell Leathers in Macon, MO. The couple moved to St. Louis, MO, then to San Diego, CA and Hawaii during Al’s service in the Navy, before settling in Iowa for Al’s music teaching career. They lived in Seymour and Guthrie Center before moving to Waukon in 1966.

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Feb

Jeremiah Hayes

Jeremiah Thomas Hayes, 80, of La Habra, CA, formerly of the Chicago, Detroit and Flint, MI areas, passed away December 21, 2018. A funeral Mass was celebrated December 27 at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church in La Habra, CA. Jerry was laid to rest at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL January 4.

Jerry was born in Oak Park, IL July 12, 1938, spent many summer days at his grandparents’ (Devitt) farm in Hanover, graduated from Chicago’s St. Ignatius High School and Loyola University, and served in the U.S. Army. In 1963 he married his sweetheart, Virginia Ann Dean (Susie) and later welcomed their son, Tom, into the family. They lived in Illinois and Michigan during Jerry’s long career with General Motors. Susie and Jerry later retired to California.

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Betty Brandt

Betty A. Brandt, 95, of Waukon died Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 5 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Elizabeth “Betty” Byrnes Brandt was born February 21, 1923 in Jefferson Township, Allamakee County, the daughter of John Francis and Eleanor Link Byrnes. She grew up on the family farm and was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. In 1940, she graduated from Waukon High School and April 22, 1946, Betty married Kenneth “Cod” Brandt at the St. Patrick rectory.

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Jan

Lester Delaney

Lester R. Delaney, 93, of Waukon died Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 1 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 31 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:45 p.m. scripture service.

Lester Raphael Delaney was born August 30, 1925 in Lafayette Township in rural Lansing, the son of John “Joe” and Cecilia (Conway) Delaney. He was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Wexford Catholic Church in rural Lansing. Lester attended elementary school at Wexford and Russell country schools and graduated from Harpers Ferry High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

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Jan

Phyllis Dahlke

Phyllis J. Dahlke, 90, of Waukon died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 31 at 12 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Wayne Ellingson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Chaseburg, WI. Friends may call one hour before services Thursday at the funeral home.

Phyllis June Dahlke was born November 24, 1928 in Viroqua, WI, the daughter of Jay and Elsie (Snell) Warner. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Chaseburg, WI, graduated from Viroqua High School in 1946 and attended a year of Normal school. August 7, 1948, she married Donald Dahlke in Viroqua, WI.

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Jan

Jacquelyn Regan

Jacquelyn M. Regan, 92, currently of Cedar Rapids but a lifelong resident of Waukon, died Friday, January 25, 2019 at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids living center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 30 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

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