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.

Wed
29
May

Arlene Lansing

Arlene Clara (Brincks) Lansing quietly departed the hill country of northeast Iowa to join her beloved husband, Lawrence, in Heaven May 23, 2019 after a brief illness. She was 82. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Church in Ossian with Fr. Robert Gross officiating. Inurnment will be at the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can made be to St. Francis de Sales Church for their maintenance fund.

Tue
28
May

Marlene (Hogan) Finn

Marlene Marie (Hogan) Finn of Lansing passed away Thursday, May 2 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, May 7 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing officiated by Father John Moser. A graveside service was conducted Saturday, June 1 at Cedar Memorial in Cedar Rapids, where she was laid to rest with her husband. Memorials may be made to Lansing Lion’s Club, Lansing, IA 52151.

Born April 5, 1941 in Lansing, Marlene was the daughter of the late Marlan Hogan and Sylvia (Pottratz) Hogan (Hegy). She graduated from Lansing Public High School in 1959, where she enjoyed singing, playing the piano, flute and baritone saxophone, horseback riding, water skiing and playing basketball.

Thu
23
May

Goldie Zeimet

Goldie Zeimet, 88, of New Albin died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, May 24 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Albin with Rev. John Moser as the celebrant. Burial was at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery, New Albin.

Goldie was born September 7, 1930 to Henry and Helen (Arndt) Thimmesch in Freeburg, MN. Goldie was united in marriage with Thomas Zeimet December 29, 1949 at St. Joseph’s in New Albin. She was a homemaker and had worked part-time while her husband was in the military. Goldie was a tough old bird and enjoyed cooking and baking. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.

Wed
22
May

Norman Dickman

Norman Dickman, age 86, of Decorah died Monday, May 20, 2019 due to results of an automobile accident east of Decorah. Funeral Services were held Monday, May 27 at Salem United Church of Christ, Waukon with Rev. Sue Klimstra presiding. Burial was in the Salem Cemetery with military honors.

Norman Ellsworth Dickman was born December 13, 1932, the son of Edward and Lucy (Dull) Dickman on a farm in Frankville Township.  He was baptized and confirmed at Washington Prairie Lutheran Church. Norman attended Bakke Country School and graduated from Decorah High School.

Tue
21
May

Rev. Ruben Grossheusch

Rev. Ruben Grosshuesch, age 97, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center in Sheboygan Falls, WI. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, located at 3215 Saemann Avenue in Sheboygan, WI, with Rev. Lorri Steward officiating. Friends may call Friday, at the church, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Ruben was born July 29, 1921 at Stratford, WI to Rev. Calvin and Alice (Kuhlmann) Grossheusch. He received his education in the public schools of Klemme, graduating from high school in 1939.  He graduated from Mission House College (now Lakeland College) in 1943 and from Mission House Seminary (now United Theological Seminary) in 1946.

Tue
21
May

Delores Schauls

Delores Marie Schauls, 82, of Waterloo died Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 21 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, both in Waterloo.

Memorials may be directed to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and Cedar Valley Hospice, both in Waterloo.

Delores was born April 3, 1937 in Waukon, the daughter of Urban and Lillian Howes Magner. She married Norman John Schauls September 28, 1957 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at West Ridge near Waukon.

Delores grew up on a farm, attended a country school, graduated from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School and worked at the Waukon State Bank. She and Norman farmed near Lansing before moving to Waterloo in 1961. Delores was a homemaker raising five children and was a clerk at Goodwill.

Tue
21
May

Lorna Kolsrud

Lorna Mae Kolsrud, 73, of Waukon died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Pastor Wayne Ellingson officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Lorna Mae Kolsrud was born October 27, 1945 in rural Garnavillo on the farm where her parents, Harold Herbert and Dorothy Irene (Kickbush) Borcherding, were living. She grew up living on various farms with her family in rural Clayton County before graduating from what is now MFL/MarMac High School in Monona in 1963. As a girl she was active in 4-H, did a lot of babysitting, and enjoyed the rural lifestyle.

Tue
21
May

James “Jim” Hawes

James “Jim” Francis Hawes, 84, of Wexford died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, May 20 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Wexford with Rev. John Moser, Monsignor Cletus Hawes, Rev. Donald Hawes, Monsignor Ed Lechtenberg and Rev Mark Osterhaus as the concelebrants. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

James Francis was born May 18, 1934 to Edward and Lila (Guider) Hawes on the family farm, rural Wexford. He attended country school and graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Lansing.

Jim was united in marriage with Catherine ”Kay” Ann Callahan November 26, 1957 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wexford. He farmed his entire life and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wexford. Jim loved spending time with his family, friends, and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by the many people who knew him.

Tue
21
May

Philip Schmit

With great sadness the family of Philip J. Schmit, 74, of Ojai, CA announces his passing Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at his home in Upper Ojai. A Celebration of Phil’s life will be held Sunday, June 23 in Ojai, CA. For more information on the location, time and to RSVP please email ktschmit8@gmail.com, text or leave a message at 773-405-3252.

Phil was born in Bernard to Cyril and Rosebella (Otting) Schmit December 28, 1944. He had an idealic Midwestern childhood in Bernard and after the age of 13 in Waukon. At 19, Phil traveled cross country to explore California but ran out of money and has been a resident of Ventura County, CA ever since. Phil was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965 and served in Japan during the Vietnam War. Phil returned to Ventura after the Army and married Helen Stallings Schmit June 5, 1971 in Newbury Park.

Tue
21
May

Terry Johnson

Terry L. Johnson, 59, of rural Waukon died Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI from injuries sustained in a car accident. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Terry Lee Johnson was born October 2, 1959 in West Union, the son of Dale and Beverly (Starkey) Johnson. He was baptized at Forest Mills United Methodist Church in rural Postville and confirmed at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. In 1979, Terry graduated from Waukon High School and then went to work for a while with the railroad. He also farmed and worked at various other places such as Northern Engraving in Waukon and for different construction operations.

On a rainy October 21, 2006, Terry married Deborah Knuppe at Dunnings Spring in Decorah. Due to health issues, Terry was forced to retire in 2010.

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