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.

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Greg Rosendahl

Greg “Rosie” Rosendahl, 61, of Waukon, lost his battle with cancer Sunday, December 28, 2014 at his home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 3 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Waterloo Ridge Cemetery, Dorchester. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

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Gerald Myers

Gerald K. Myers, 71, of Waukon, died Saturday, December 27, 2014 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. A sharing time was held Saturday, January 3 at 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

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Donald “Jim” Hyde

Donald “Jim” J. Hyde, 76, of New Albin, formerly of Dubuque, died Wednesday, December 24, 2014 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, December 31 at 11 a.m. at the Edgewood City Cemetery, Edgewood. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

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Mike Lechnir

Mike Lechnir passed unexpectedly at his home and long time family farm December 20, 2014. He was born in Luana. He was 76 and is survived by a son, one grandson and two granddaughters. There will be a gathering January 3 at his home.

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Carrieanne Larson

Carrieanne L. Larson, 41, of Waukon, died Thursday, December 25, 2014 at her home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 31 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial will be at Frankville Cemetery, Frankville.

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Horace Magnusson

Horace Kenneth Magnusson, 95, of Lansing, died Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI. He was born  February 22, 1919 to Herman and Mattie (Carlyle) Magnusson in Lansing. Horace graduated from Lansing High School and attended Luther College.
Horace joined the United States Navy November 18, 1944, serving in World War II, where he learned the trade to become an electrician. He was honorably discharged  October 16, 1945. Horace was united in marriage with Edith Rose Roeder in 1940; she passed away in 1959. He then married Amber Rutter  June 16, 1963 at Freeman Church, rural Ferryville, WI.

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Lyle DeBower

Lyle E. DeBower, age 85, of Decorah, died Thursday evening, December 18, 2014 at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 30 at First Lutheran Church in Decorah with Rev. Chad Huebner officiating. Burial was at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Allison Cemetery in Allison with full military honors.    

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Jackie Fish

Jackie Leroy Fish, 69, of Maquoketa, passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014 at Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa. Arrangements are pending at the Runge Mortuary in Davenport.

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David Clarke

David Howard Clarke, age 67, formerly of Waukon, died peacefully at his home in Mocksville, NC  December 14, 2014.
He is survived by his wife, Mary, of Mocksville; his mother, Clarice Olga Balk of Eastman, WI; a brother, James, of Waukon; a brother, Charlie, of Ferryville; and a sister, Susie of Eastman, WI.
Brother Clarke served in the full-time ministry for forty years throughout the central United States and parts of the South.
A Memorial service will be held January 4 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Waukon.
 

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Kerry Ellefson

Kerry Lee "Red" Ellefson of Missouri, age 46, died Saturday, December 6, 2014. Cremation services were held in Missouri Wednesday, December 10.
Kerry Lee "Red" was born September 12, 1968 to Marilyn (Grant) Ellefson and Orlean Ellefson. Kerry was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church.
Kerry attended school in Waukon and Waterville and received his GED at Calmar. Kerry married Joann Conroy of Missouri. He was a drywall sander for several years.
Survivors include his mother, Marilyn Ellefson; two brothers, Brian and Curtis Ellefson; three sisters, Belinda, Karla Ellefson, Tori (Ellefson) O'Neill; brother-in-law Ryan O'Neill; two step-children, Sal Valdiviez and Teresa Conway; six nieces and nephews, Dawanda, Donald Ryder, Desireé Tollefson, Dallas Ellefson, Brooke, Kyah O'Neill.

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