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.

Tue
30
Oct

Walter Germann, Jr.

Walter Germann, Jr., 85, of rural Postville died Monday, October 29, 2018 at his home. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 2 at Smithfield Cemetery in rural Monona with Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 1 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon and also from 10-11 a.m. Friday, November 2 at the funeral home.

Walter Germann, Jr. was born January 3, 1933 in rural Clermont, the son of Walter, Sr. and Marjorie (Heubner) Germann. December 31, 1947, he was baptized at First Baptist Church in Elgin. Walter attended country school and graduated from Clermont High School in 1952. October 22, 1958, he was married to LaVon Kurth at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg by the Rev. Steege. Walter started farming with his father, living in the same house until 1974. He and LaVon then moved their family to a farm in Franklin Township, north of Postville, where he was living at the time of his death.

Tue
30
Oct

Sharon Ingalls

Sharon K. Ingalls, 69, of New Albin passed away from lung cancer Monday, October 22, 2018 at 12:32 p.m. at her home. Consecration of the ground at the burial site at St. John’s Wheatland United Church of Christ, rural New Albin and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials can be sent to Don Ingalls, 103 Pleasant Avenue, New Albin, IA 52160. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.

Tue
30
Oct

Norma Smrcina

Norma R. Smrcina, 84, of Waukon died Friday, October 26, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services were held Monday, October 29 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Inurnment was at Calvary Cemetery, Prairie du Chien, WI.

Norma Rita Smrcina was born April 5, 1934 in Bloomington, WI, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Errthum) Crubel. She grew up in Bloomington and attended the Catholic school through the eighth grade, at which point she was needed at home to help take care of her five brothers. Norma also worked in Prairie du Chien, WI as a telephone operator.

Tue
30
Oct

Geraldine Connor

Geraldine H. Connor, age 92, of Waukon passed away October 24, 2018. Funeral Mass will take place Wednesday, October 31 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with visitation held for one hour prior to the Funeral Mass, from 10-11 a.m., at St. Patrick Church. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. The family requests that memorials be made to St. Patrick School in Waukon.

Geraldine was born July 5, 1926 in Dubuque to Francis and Helen Kimmich Kurt. She was baptized in Dubuque. Up until the age of five she lived in her grandparents’ home. Geraldine always remembered that time with her Grandma Kimmich very fondly. In 1933 her family moved to Waukon, where she attended school until her graduation in 1944 at St. Patrick’s School. During her teen years and up to her marriage, Geraldine worked at Hale’s Drugstore. She met her future husband there.

Tue
23
Oct

Dorothy May Ager

Dorothy May Ager, age 84, of Waterville died Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be Friday, October 26 at 11 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, rural Waterville, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North American Lutheran Seminary or Lutheran World Relief.

May was born May 17, 1934 in Perth, Western Australia, the daughter of Cyril and Edith (Avenell) Smith. May trained as a teacher and taught in both Western Australia and Papua New Guinea where she met the love of her life, Theodore Charles Ager. May and Ted were married at Claremont Methodist Church, Western Australia June 13, 1959.

Tue
23
Oct

Jodi Schierholz

Jodi Lynn Schierholz, 49, of Postville died Monday, October 15, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon. Funeral Service was held Friday, October 19 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant. Burial followed at Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Jodi Lynn was born December 2, 1968 to David and Linda (Ewing) Schierholz in Postville. She graduated from Postville High School in 1987.

Jodi enjoyed riding and showing horses. She also enjoyed reading and listening to music from the 1980s.

Jodi is survived by her parents, David and Linda Schierholz of Postville; two sisters, Peggy (Paul) Radloff of Ontario, OR and Kristy (Aric) Robinson of Oelwein; two brothers, Kevin (Carolina) Schierholz of Locust Grove, VA and Jason Schierholz of Luana; and several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles and many other relatives.

Tue
23
Oct

Paul Hackman

Paul Hackman, age 87, of Calmar died Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Gundersen Health Systems in LaCrosse, WI. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 13 at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar with Rev. Robert Gross officiating. Interment was St. Aloysius Catholic Church Cemetery, Calmar.

Paul Christopher Hackman was born June 29, 1931 in Festina to Edward and Anna (Schmitt) Hackman. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and attended St. Mary’s Parochial School in Festina. October 21, 1952, he married the love of his life, Betty Jane Junk, in St. Lucas. Together they had six children.

Tue
23
Oct

Joseph Gallagher

Joseph D. Gallagher of Dorchester passed away in the wee hours of the morning October 16, 2018 at his home in Hanover Township. Funeral services were held Friday, October 19 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hanover, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was at St. Mary’s Hanover Cemetery, both in rural Waukon.

His last days in his white farm house, his home for most of his 91 years, was filled with the love of his adoring wife, Inez, his 11 children and their spouses, multiple grandchildren, his brother, Donald, and extended family and friends.

Joe was born during the high heat of summer July 22, 1927 to Maurice and Estella (Dahlen) Gallagher. He was the fifth of nine children. From the very beginning, family, faith and farming shaped Joe’s life.

Fri
19
Oct

Lindy Lewis

Lindy A. Lewis, 70, of Harpers Ferry died Monday, October 15, 2018 at her home in Harpers Ferry. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 20 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial with military honors was held at St. Joseph’s Paint Rock Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

Lindy Annette Lewis was born August 4, 1948 in Beaver Dam, WI. Her parents were Melvin and Norma (Baum) Wille. Lindy grew up in the Horicon, WI area and was baptized and confirmed at St. Stephen Lutheran Church. She attended St. Stephen School for elementary and graduated from Horicon High School in 1966.

Shortly after graduation she joined the U.S. Air Force seeing some of her duty at the SAC base in Bangor, ME. After her discharge in 1969 she returned to the Horicon area, where she was first a secretary and then active in law enforcement before eventually becoming a deputy Clerk of Court for Dodge County.

Tue
16
Oct

Dale Needham

Dale J. Needham, 83, formerly of Cedar Rapids and La Crosse, WI, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Arbor Springs Nursing Home in West Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, October 18 at 1 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in La Crosse, WI with Rev. Peter Raj officiating. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in La Crosse, WI. Friends may call at the church Thursday from 12 Noon until the time of services.

Dale was born January 9, 1935 in Waukon to Bartley and Katherine (Sweeney) Needham, Sr. Dale attended Waukon area schools and married Catherine Hall December 27, 1958 in St. Thomas More Catholic Church in La Crosse, WI. Dale had worked at the Cedar Rapids Airport for 36 years until retiring. He was also involved in home development and the auto industry and just enjoyed staying busy.

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