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
01
Jun

Dale Rademaker

Dale D. Rademaker, 90, of Waukon died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services with military honors were held Saturday, June 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Inurnment was at Greenwood Cemetery, rural Westgate.

Dale DuWayne Rademaker was born August 22, 1927 in Westgate, the son of Adrian and Maude W. (Hollenback) Rademaker. In 1944, he graduated from Maynard High School and then enlisted in the Air Corps Reserve; in 1945, Dale joined the U.S. Naval Medical Corps School and was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946, as a Pharmacist Mate, 3rd Class. Dale then attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, graduating in 1950.

Wed
30
May

Lennon Schara-Horns

Lennon Scott Schara-Horns, 16, of Postville passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 26 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant. Burial will be held at a later date.

Lennon was born April 12, 2002 in Decorah, the son of Dwight and Shauna (Swift) Horns. He was a sophomore at Postville Community School, Postville.

Lennon lived his whole life in what was his own personal paradise, within the valleys surrounding the Yellow River north of Postville. He spent his time fishing for trout, finding fossils, looking for whitetail deer sheds, kayaking and mushroom hunting. He also enjoyed camping on the Mississippi River, exploring the wilderness with his dog, Molly, finding arrowheads, target shooting with his gun or bow, working and making money. Most of all, Lennon loved inviting others to share in his passion of spending time outdoors.

Wed
30
May

Rebecca Springsteen

Rebecca Erin Springsteen, 16, of Marquette passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at her home in Marquette. There will be a private family Memorial Service.

Rebecca was born November 13, 2001 to James and Trina (Shaffer) Springsteen in Prairie du Chien, WI. She was a sophomore at MFL/MarMac High School in Monona and played volleyball.

Rebecca was a member at St. Paul Lutheran Church. She loved all animals, especially her pet hamsters. Rebecca enjoyed baking, playing video games and participating in art classes, especially ceramics.

Rebecca is survived by her parents, Jim and Trina Springsteen of Marquette; one brother, Benjamin James Springsteen; her grandparents, Julie Scott and Doug Shaffer; her aunts, Kristi (Todd) Shaffer, Samantha (John) Hancock, Lisa Dixon and Megan (Kurtis) Smith; and her cousins, Dalton, Mariah, Katlyn, Kaleb, Jakeb and Kennith.

Wed
30
May

Mary Martindale

Mary Helen Martindale was born in Karnes County, TX June 7, 1959 and entered eternal life in heaven May 20, 2018. As a warrior battling cancer for 11 years, Mary beat cancer by leaving her body and pain behind.

Throughout those years, Mary redefined what true strength, courage and dignity mean. Mary’s tenacious will to live and love of family were second only to her faith in God.

Mary was raised in Runge, TX by parents Alejandro and Criselda Torres, graduating from Runge High School in 1977. Mary later worked for the school and met Dan Martindale, who was teaching and coaching there. They were married in Runge, TX July 20, 1980. That same year, their daughter, Jaimie, was born in El Paso, TX.

Wed
30
May

Dona Pope

Dona Rose Quillin Pope, age 90, left her earthly home for Heaven May 24, 2018, surrounded by laughter and love. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis, MN.

Longing to receive her were her soulmate and husband, LeRoy J. Pope; her parents, Ed and Grace (Ronan) Quillin; her brothers, Earl, Harold and Dennis; and her sisters, Connie and Mary Frances. Celebrating her life are her sister, Sr. Francine (Maureen) Quillin; six children; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and those still to come.

Dona’s quick wit, unconditional love and gentle spirit are the legacies she leaves us. Memorials may be made to Feed My Starving Children at https://www.fmsc.org.
 

Wed
23
May

Janet Reinhardt

Janet E. Reinhardt, 65, of Waukon died Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at her home. Memorial services were held Monday, May 21 at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Janet Elaine Reinhardt was born July 23, 1952 in Waukon, the daughter of Paul and Coral (Moose) Klees. She was baptized and confirmed at Volney Methodist Church in rural Monona and graduated from Waukon High School in 1970. Janet worked for Equity Co-op for a few years.

December 9, 1972, she married William Reinhardt at Volney Methodist Church. They farmed together for a few years and she also worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon until it closed in 2008. Janet then went to work for Northern Engraving in Sparta, WI until she retired in 2016.

Wed
23
May

Linda Proffitt

Linda Martha Proffitt, age 68, died peacefully May 13, 2018 in her home in Ferryville, WI. A ‘Celebration of Life’ for Linda was held Friday, May 18 at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in Viroqua, WI, with Charley Fisher officiating.

Linda was born in Mountain View, MO to Henry and Elsie (Brotherton) Gimpel January 31, 1950. She went to high school at Mountain View High School and graduated in 1968. Linda married Tommy Proffitt June 1, 1968 in Mountain View, MO.

When Linda was young, she worked in a bakery with her aunt, where she learned how to bake and decorate cakes. She made beautiful cakes for her children during their childhood. Linda enjoyed snowmobiling and boating with her husband and kids, fishing with her dad and husband, camping with her friends and traveling by car.  She loved visiting her children and grandchildren. She enjoyed baking her signature peanut butter chocolate chip cookies for her friends and family.

Tue
22
May

Donna Brown

Donna Jean (Kearins) Brown, age 78, passed away peacefully May 18, 2018 surrounded by friends and family in Decorah after her brief battle with lung cancer. The date for a Celebration of Life memorial service in Decorah will be determined at later date.

Donna and her husband, Dick, lived in the Chicago, IL area, Homestead, FL, Waukon and Decorah while raising their four children.  Donna enjoyed quilting, gardening and painting.

Donna is survived by her husband, Dick; her sister, Kay; her children: Julie of Stuttgart, Germany, Kent of Denver, CO, Patrick of Seattle, WA and Harrison “Johnny” of Prior Lake, M; and 10 grandchildren.
 

Tue
15
May

Derald “Bud” Reinhart

Derald “Bud” Reinhart, age 86, of Eitzen, MN, formerly of Caledonia, MN, passed away March 30, 2018 at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Eitzen Community Center in Eitzen, MN.
 

Mon
14
May

Deb Tweedy

Deb Tweedy, 63, of Waukon died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at the Waukon High School gymnasium with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Waukon.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Veterans Memorial Hospital, Good Samaritan Center in Waukon and the Allamakee Community Schools Booster Clubs.

Debra Elayne Tweedy was born July 26, 1954 to Delbert R. and Myrna Wynema (Potter) Kaune in Maynard. She started her life on a dairy farm near Fayette. Her mother passed away at a very young age, and she was very close to her older sister, Janice, who helped raise her.

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