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
10
Sep

Robert Rosendahl

Robert Rosendahl, age 89, of Decorah died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Wellington Place in Decorah. A Celebration of Life and Memory was held Saturday, September 6 at Glenwood Lutheran Church, Decorah, with Rev. Stacey Nalean - Carlson officiating. Interment will take place at a later date at Glenwood East Cemetery, Decorah.
Robert Howard “Bob” Rosendahl was born August 19, 1925, the son of Oscar and Carrie (Olson) Rosendahl, on the family farm in Glenwood Township, rural Decorah. Bob was baptized September 20, 1925 at the Pontoppidan Lutheran Church and confirmed May 26, 1940 at the Glenwood Lutheran Church. Bob attended country schools in Glenwood Township and graduated from Decorah High School in 1943.

Wed
10
Sep

Margery Roderick

Margery M. Roderick, 87, of Waukon died Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, September 5 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Margery Mae Roderick was born May 30, 1927 in Dorchester, the daughter of John Carl and Mattie Charlotte (Grotegut) Ehde. She attended Pleasant Ridge country schools and farmed with her parents until she got married; Margery then farmed with her husband.
April 29, 1948, Margery married Oliver Roderick at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. She was a dedicated farmwife, mother and homemaker. Known for her good cooking, Margery made sure the family always had wonderful meals on the table, along with homemade bread.
Margery and Oliver retired from farming in 1975 and moved closer to Waukon. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. She also enjoyed gardening, picking apples, and feeding and watching the birds.

Wed
03
Sep

Edna Bulman

Edna J. Bulman, 101, of Waukon died Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 2 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Edna Jeanette Bulman was born December 3, 1912 in rural Waukon, the daughter of Hans and Anna (Schager) Johnson. She was baptized at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon. Edna graduated from Waukon High School in 1930 in Normal Training. She taught country school in the Allamakee County area.
June 22, 1936, she married Eldon Bulman in Freeport, IL. They farmed together in the Harpers Ferry area for several years until 1984. Edna moved to Waukon in 1988, and has been a resident at the Northgate Care Center since 2004.

Wed
03
Sep

Francis Kernan

Francis Joseph Kernan, 100, of Wexford died Monday, August 25, 2014 at Thornton Heights Assisted Living, Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, August 30 at Wexford Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Wexford. Inurnment followed at the Wexford Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Wexford.
Francis was born December 24, 1913 to Joseph and Ellen (Cota) Kernan in Wexford. Francis was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Wexford. He graduated from Waukon High School and received his B.A. degree from Columbia College in Dubuque.

Tue
02
Sep

Crystal Sickles

Crystal LeeAnn Sickles, 13, of Lansing passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014. Memorial Services were held Wednesday, August 27 at the United Methodist Church, Lansing, with Rev. Kevin Smith as the Officiant. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Crystal was born October 24, 2000 to James and Christina (Ziegler) Sickles in La Crosse, WI. She had just started her eighth grade year at Kee High School in Lansing.
Crystal was a bright and enthusiastic girl that would light up a room with her smile. Everyone always thought of her as a kind and giving soul who would jump through hoops for anyone. As kind as she was, she still knew how to join the guys and go deer hunting. She was also an exceptional chef and loved to show off her cooking skills. Her interests included playing volleyball, horseback riding and hanging out with her friends and family.

Wed
27
Aug

Ina Pederson

Ina K. Pederson, 89, of Waterville died Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 23 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in McGregor, with Pastor Andrew Preus officiating. Burial was at East Paint Creek Synod Cemetery, Waterville.
Ina Karen Pederson was the daughter of Dr. Jacob and Ella (Johnson) Deal. She was born at the farm home December 8, 1924. The farm, known then as the Jake Deal 80, was located one mile north of Rossville. As a young girl, Ina made the walk to and from the farm to attend the first and second grades at the Rossville School which she loved.
In 1934, after the death of her father, her mother moved Ina, her sister and two brothers to live in Waterville.  Ina attended school there through the ninth grade and later completed her schooling earning her Iowa G.E.D.

Wed
27
Aug

Vernon Kukes

Vernon Kukes, 65, of Ferryville, WI died Thursday, August 21, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in De Soto, WI, with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Full Military Honors will follow. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the time of the service Wednesday, August 27 at the funeral home.
Vernon was born June 24, 1949 in Waterloo to John “Jack” and Anna Kukes. He served in the United States Army as an Engineer from 1969 until 1972. He worked as a Boilermaker for local 81. Vernon enjoyed fishing, hunting and trapping. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Wed
27
Aug

Crystal Sickles

Crystal LeeAnn Sickles, 13, of Lansing died Sunday, August 24, 2014. Visitation will be Wednesday, August 27 from 1-4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Lansing. Memorial Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, August 27 at the United Methodist Church, Lansing, with Rev. Kevin Smith as the Officiant.
Inurnment will be held at a later date. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.
 

Wed
27
Aug

Beatrice Albert

Our beautiful Mother, Grandmother, and Great-Grandmother Beatrice Mary (Pedretti) Albert, 91 years young, passed away peacefully with her much loved and grateful children by her side August 15, 2014 (the Feast of the Assumption) in Olympia, WA.
A celebration of Beatrice’s life will be held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 1021 Boundary Street SE, Olympia, WA Friday, October 10 at 11 a.m. with burial immediately following at Calvary Cemetery on the 3800 block of Cleveland Avenue SE, Olympia, WA, followed by a reception at Pellegrino’s Event Center, 5757 Littlerock Rd SW, Tumwater, WA.
Beatrice (Bea) was born in Genoa, WI to Stephen and Mary Ursula Pedretti. She was the youngest of eight children and, even though her mother passed away when she was five years old, the memories she had of a loving farm family were wonderful. After graduating from St. Charles Borromeo Grade School in Genoa, Beatrice attended Aquinas High School in La Crosse, WI.

Wed
27
Aug

Mildred Jean Larson

Jean Larson, 95, of Waukon died Monday, August 18, 2014 at Good Samaritan Society-Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, August 22 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Burial was at God's Acre Cemetery, Clermont. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.
Mildred Jean Larson was born May 30, 1919 on her grandparents' farm in rural Monona, the daughter of Joseph LaVern and Alys Gertrude (Clausen) Flack. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith and attended Ion country school in rural Monona.
March 1, 1935, she married Clarence Gilman Larson at the Waterville Lutheran Church parsonage in Waterville. Jean and Clarence farmed together for many years before retiring in 1975. They moved into Waukon in 1994. Jean has been a resident at the Good Samaritan Society-Waukon since August of 2012.

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