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
05
Apr

Marianne Mahr

Marianne E. Mahr, 85, of Dorchester died Thursday, April 4, 2019 at her home. Funeral services were held Monday, April 8 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 590 Waterloo Creek Drive, Dorchester, IA, 52140.

Marianne Elizabeth Mahr was born December 3, 1933 in Spring Grove, MN, the daughter of Christian and Winifred (Casey) Teff. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester, attended Dorchester School and graduated from Waukon High School in 1951. Marianne worked at Gibbs Manufacturing in Janesville, WI for two years.

July 10, 1954, she married Walter Mahr at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Dorchester. They farmed together in Waterloo Township, rural Dorchester, where they raised chickens, pigs and cattle. Marianne was very good with taking care of the calves and would sing to them while feeding them.

Thu
04
Apr

James O'Brien

James “Jim” L. O’Brien, 86, of Frankfort, IL passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at his home. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 8 at Saint Anthony’s Church, Frankfort, IL with Father Greg Skowron officiating. Jim was buried at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

Jim was born April 6, 1932 in Waukon to Lenard and Agnes (Grady) O’Brien. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1950 and served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. May 13, 1961, he married Virginia Carolyn Armstrong in Mount Sterling, IL.

Thu
04
Apr

Delbert Timmerman

Delbert G. Timmerman, Sr., 90, of Lansing died Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 6 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Memorials can be made to Freedom Honor Flight, PO Box 505, La Crosse, WI, 54603-0505 or Humane Society of NE Iowa, 2345 Millennium Road, Decorah, IA 52101.

Delbert Grover Timmerman, Sr. was born December 12, 1928 on his parents’ farm in Suttle Creek, rural Volney, the son of Grover and Hazel (Schlitter) Timmerman. He attended Waterville Elementary and Waterville High School. Delbert farmed with his parents in French Creek Township, rural Lansing and from 1953-1955 he served in the U.S. Army with the 866th Engineer Aviation Battalion and SCARWAF unit.

Wed
03
Apr

Richard Snitker

Richard Nathan Snitker, 61, of Monona died Tuesday, March 26, 2019 after a hard battle with cancer. A Celebration of His Life will be held Tuesday, April 2 from 4-7 p.m. at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona.

Rick was born September 15, 1957 in Postville to Nathan and Joann (Andregg) Snitker. He attended school over the years in Postville and Waukon, ultimately graduating from MFL in 1975.

June 24, 1978 Rick married Janette Brown of Monona. To this union, two children were born; Jessica and Michael. Over the years, the family lived in many different places, eventually making their way back to Monona.

Wed
03
Apr

Doris Westerholm

Doris Westerholm, 81, of Cedar Rapids passed away January 28, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. A memorial dinner will take place at the Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank (now Freedom Bank) Community Room, located at 201 West Main Street in Waukon, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, April 14.

Survivors include her husband, Harlen; her son, David, of Cedar Rapids; her daughter, Julie, of Denver, CO,  her granddaughter, Kirsten, and her husband, Erik, and their daughter, Ellie, of Dallas, TX; three sisters-in-law: Janice Westerholm of Farmington, NM and Lillian Schmieden and Betty Schwamman of Waukon; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
 

Wed
03
Apr

Paul Hager

Paul R. Hager, 80, of Montpelier, VT died Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Central Vermont Medical Center. Calling hours will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2 at the Guare & Sons Funeral Home in Montpelier, VT. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Paul was born October 3, 1938 in Waukon, the son of Robert and F. Marian (Raisty) Hager. He attended elementary school in Waukon and later graduated as the class valedictorian from Waukon High School’s Class of 1957. He then attended the University of Iowa, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 1961. It was there that he was a member of the National Honor Society, Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi. He also graduated with Highest Distinction. He then received his Master’s degree in Psychology from Yale University in 1965.

Mon
01
Apr

John Kent Smith

John Kent Smith, age 75, passed away peacefully at Northgate Care Center in Waukon Sunday, March 24, 2019. A memorial celebration of John’s life will be held in July.

John was born September 19, 1943 in rural Postville to Leonard B. and Frances C. Smith. He was a well-known trapper, loved to hunt and fish, was a part-time farmer and planted many walnut trees on the farm.

He is survived by his sisters: Irene Suckow of Kalona, Doris Potts of Cedar Rapids, Jackie Berndsen of Hot Springs, AR and Opal Goeke of Masonville; his brother, Sidney S. Smith of Seefner, FL; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Susan Smith and Evelyn Highley; and a brother, Ivan Smith.
 

Sun
31
Mar

David Hogendorn

David Hogendorn died peacefully Friday, March 29, 2019 at home in Solon surrounded by family. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6 at the Newman Catholic Center, 104 East Jefferson Street in Iowa City. A visitation will be held before at noon and a lunch will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, direct memorials to the family fund or Iowa City Hospice.

Tue
26
Mar

Donald Vine

Donald “Donny” Vine, 78, of Cresco, formerly of Waukon, died Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the hospital in Cresco. There will be no formal services; a family celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Donald Raymond “Donny” Vine was born July 13, 1940 in Decorah to Hjalmer and Ida (Moen) Vine. He attended country school in Burr Oak and later Decorah High School.

February 19, 1961 he married Ruth Bechtel at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon. Donny worked as a farmer and an auctioneer. He loved spending time with his family and grandkids, as well as fishing, riding horses and playing cards.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of Cresco; his children, Connie (Charlie) Regan of Lansing and Randy (Shelly) Vine of Waukon; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Raymond, Harold and Roger; and a sister, Irene Drew.

Tue
26
Mar

Michael Schulte

Michael “Mike” H. Schulte, 69, of Dorchester died Friday, March 22, 2019 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be held in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 pm scripture service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Michael Henry Schulte was born October 9, 1949 in Decorah, the son of Clarence and Kathryn (Tierney) Schulte. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester, attended rural country schools in the Dorchester area, and graduated from Waukon High School in 1967. Mike served in the Army Reserves.

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