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
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.

Wed
20
Aug

Glen "Wendy" Wendel

Glen William “Wendy” Wendel, 83, of Lansing, passed away Sunday, August 10, 2014 at his home.   
He was born in Waukon February 11, 1931 to Howard and Kaetchen (Zahn) Wendel.  He grew up on the family farm near the four-mile corner, and attended the four-mile school and Lansing High School, where he graduated in 1951.
His mother passed away when he was a young boy and he and his father continued farming. Later he and his father built a home at the foot of Mt. Hosmer.
He was active in music and sports and participated in band playing the clarinet; the vocal music program, where he was selected for the Boys State Choir; boys basketball; and also played with the Lansing Mudcats baseball team.  He was also selected to attend the American Legion’s Hawkeye Boys State in 1949 at Camp Dodge, which he found to be a very rewarding experience.

Wed
20
Aug

Betty Gramlich

Betty A. Gramlich, 80, of Lansing, passed on to be with her heavenly father Friday, August 15, 2014 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI.
Betty Ann, the daughter of Leo and Lydia (Meyer) Fink, was born April 21, 1934 in Lansing. Betty graduated from Lansing High School in 1953 and received training to be a reservation agent for American Airlines. After working for American Airlines for two years, she went to Hollywood Beach, FL and was a waitress in a high-end hotel. After her mother was diagnosed with a heart condition, Betty returned to Lansing to care for her. She started dating Curtis Gramlich and was united in marriage with him October 25, 1958 at the Federated Church in Lansing.  To this union, two children were born.  Betty then started working for Head Start as a teacher and Assistant Director. She retired after thirty years.

Wed
13
Aug

Sandra Coleman

Sandra (Sandy) Jo Coleman, age 51, of Waukon, passed away suddenly in her home August 7, 2014. She was born August 6, 1963 to John Collins Coleman and Laurel Diane (Johnson) Coleman. She lived in Milwaukee, WI and married David Schneider.
They had two sons and one daughter. After the death of her husband, she made many places her home, but she made Waukon her permanent home and married Raymond Duvel.
Her former husband and her mother, Laurel Diane (Johnson) Coleman, preceded her in death. She is survived by her two sons, Brandon Schneider and Marshall Schneider; her daughter, Amanda (Schneider- Springborn) Hickok; her four brothers, Daniel Coleman, Tony (Keri) Coleman, Chad Coleman and Shawn (Erica) Coleman; her stepmother, Carol Colman; her two sisters, Dawn (David) Paskeiwicz and Kim (Charles) Stanek; her beloved husband, Raymond Duvel; and her nieces and nephews.

Wed
13
Aug

Florence Olsen

Florence M. Olsen, 83, of Waukon, died Friday, August 8, 2014 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 16 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon with Rev. Lynn Groe officiating. Open casket viewing will be available an hour prior to service. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Wed
13
Aug

Tonya Leas

Tonya Rachael Leas, 45, of Monona died Sunday, August 3, 2014 at Crossing Rivers Health, Prairie du Chien, WI. Funeral Services were held Friday, August 8 at Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Monona, with Rev. Dennis Hopes as the Officiant. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
Tonya was born October 3, 1968 to Gerald and Judy (English) Swehla in Decorah. She graduated from Thomas Roberts High School in Decorah and Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) in Calmar for nursing.
Tonya was united in marriage with Ron Leas and was later divorced. She worked as a nurse and on the river with her fiancé, Tony McCarthy. Tonya enjoyed scrapbooking, puzzles, flower gardens, knitting, hunting mushrooms, studying Hebrew, convertible mustangs, her puppies, and most of all, her grandchildren.

Wed
06
Aug

Mary "Sis" Goltz

Mary "Sis" A. Goltz, 91, of Waukon died Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 2 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.
Mary "Sis" Adele Goltz was born September 28, 1922 in Waukon, the daughter of Leonard Joseph and Hazel Elizabeth (Riley) Campbell. Sis was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. She attended St. Patrick Catholic School through the tenth grade and graduated from Waukon High School in 1940.
November 14, 1942 she married Dale Everett Goltz at St. Matthew Catholic Rectory in Cedar Rapids. They lived in Decorah for a short time before moving to Waukon. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Wed
06
Aug

Delores McDowell

Delores Rosella Whalen Meighan McDowell, 92, of Cedar Rapids passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Solon Care Center. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 31 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Burial followed at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Delores was born August 30, 1921 on the rural Lansing farm of her parents, William Thomas and Agnes M. (Danaher) Whalen. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Lycurgus Catholic Church. Delores attended the Lycurgus Rock School and graduated from Waukon High School.
During World War II, she worked in a Waterloo factory to support the war effort. In 1945, Delores was united in marriage to Robert G. Meighan. The couple was blessed with a daughter, Joan Ann. Robert passed away in 1956. Delores lived in Cedar Rapids the remainder of her life. She worked at Iowa Steel and Penick and Ford.

Wed
30
Jul

Francis Delaney

Francis Joseph "Frank" Delaney, 73, of Wexford died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 1 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church-Wexford. Inurnment will follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery-Wexford.
Visitation will be Thursday, July 31 from 3-8 p.m. with a 3 p.m. Rosary and a 7:30 p.m. Scripture Service at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. There will also be a one-hour visitation before mass time at the church Friday.
Frank was born August 20, 1940 in Lansing to Patrick James “Jimmy” and Evelyn (Mullarkey) Delaney. He attended country school in the area and graduated from Lansing High School.

Wed
30
Jul

Velma Fink Mack

Velma M. Fink Mack, 94, of New Albin died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 2 at 11 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church in New Albin, with Pastor Kevin Smith and Pastor David Smtih officiating. Burial will be at New Albin City Cemetery, New Albin. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, August 1 at the New Albin Community Center in New Albin. Martin Funeral Home of Waukon is handling arrangements.
Velma Mildred Smith Fink Mack was born January 21, 1920 in Dorchester, the daughter of Wilfred and Myrtle (Burroughs) Smith. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Dorchester and attended the Dorchester School. Following her schooling, Velma did housekeeping for several area families.

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