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
14
Oct

Jerry Custer

Jerry D. Custer, 76, of Lansing, formerly of Davenport, died Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, October 14 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Deacon Pat Malanaphy officiating. Friends may call one hour before the services at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Crossing Rivers Hospice or to the family.
Jerry David Custer was born to Raymond and Helen (Potwin) Custer in Charles City July 25, 1939. He graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1957. Jerry married Jackie Oelberg in 1959, and they were later divorced. He then married Sandra Freeman in 1973, and they were also later divorced.

Sun
11
Oct

Rev. Richard Iles

The Reverend Richard A. “Dick” Iles, 73, of Mt. Pleasant died Friday, October 9, 2015 at the Sunrise Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Winfield. The funeral service for Richard Iles will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 14 at the First United Methodist Church, Mount Pleasant. The Reverend Deborah J. Stowers will officiate. Burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Henry County Honor Guard.

Wed
07
Oct

Peggy (Baxter) Knight

Peggy M. (Baxter) Knight, 49, of Iowa City passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Arrangements are pending with Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City.
 

Wed
30
Sep

Gerald Kroeger

Gerald M. Kroeger, 78, of Tripoli died Monday, September 21, 2015 at Tripoli Nursing & Rehab in Tripoli. Funeral Mass was held Thursday, September 24 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sumner, with Rev. James Brokman officiating. Interment was at St. Joseph's Paint Rock Cemetery, rural Harpers Ferry.
Gerald Michael was born at home in Earlville January 18, 1937, the son of Hubert and Genevieve (McElmeel) Kroeger. He received his education at Independence Grade School and St. John's and Independence High School. From December of 1954 to October of 1957, he served with the U.S. Navy as an air traffic controller on the U.S.S. Lexington II, and was stationed at Corpus Christi, TX. He was united in marriage with Ruth M. Hass July 5, 1983.

Wed
30
Sep

Todd Schmauss

Todd E. Schmauss, age 35, of Decorah, formerly of Cresco, died Sunday, September 20, 2015 at Regional Health Services of Howard County. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 26 at First Congregational Church in Cresco, with Pastor Tim Sir and Father Dennis Cain presiding.
Todd Eugene Schmauss was born May 17, 1980 in Cresco, the son of John and Nancy (Schoeberl) Schmauss. In 1998, Todd graduated from Crestwood High School, and he went on to receive his Bachelor’s Degree in Fitness Management from Upper Iowa University. While attending Iowa Central Community College he was a junior college wrestling All-American. After college Todd played semi-pro football with the Rochester Giants.

Wed
30
Sep

Carol Stoen

Carol Stoen, age 74, of Decorah died Friday, September 18, 2015 at her home. Funeral Services were held Thursday, September 24 at Big Canoe Lutheran Church, Decorah, with Rev. Kurt Bockoven officiating. Burial was at Big Canoe Cemetery.
Carol Marie (Nelson) Stoen was born October 1, 1940, the daughter of Edgar and Lenora (Tangen) Nelson. She graduated from Decorah High School in 1959 and married Darrel Stoen September 2, 1961 at Big Canoe Lutheran Church near Highlandville.
When Carol was first married she worked at Dr. Burg’s Orthodontist office in Decorah. She was a stay-at-home mom while her children were growing up. Carol later went to work at the Super 8 Motel in Decorah and then worked at Walmart until retiring in 2003.

Wed
30
Sep

Clem A'Hearn

Clement "Clem" A. A’Hearn, 95, passed away peacefully September 26, 2015 at his home in Mesa, AZ. Funeral services were scheduled to be held Wednesday, September 30 at Mountain View Funeral Home in Mesa, AZ. Flowers, donations and condolences may be sent to Mountain View Funeral Home.
Clem was born April 14, 1920 in Waukon, the youngest of nine children to parents Joseph and Agnes A’Hearn. As a Navy Seabee, he served his country with honor in the Pacific Theater during WWII. Clem retired in 1982 after many years of service as a Sheet Metal Supervisor for the LA County Mechanical Department.

Mon
28
Sep

Robert Butler

Robert D. Butler, 80, of Waukon died Sunday, September 27, 2015 at his home in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Friday, October 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Friends may call one hour before services at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements for the family.
Robert Dale Butler was born October 14, 1934 in Marshalltown, the son of Dale and Maude (Harvey) Butler. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1953, and attended Coe College before serving in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956 during the Korean War. After the service Bob attended the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Mon
28
Sep

Lilah Kilpatrick

Lilahann D. Kilpatrick, 91, of Waukon died Sunday, September 27, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Thursday, October 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Daniel Knipper officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed towards Alzheimer’s research, education or a charity of choice.
Lilahann Dorothy Kilpatrick was born June 22, 1924 to Nels and Myrtle (Tangen) Opheim near Waukon. Lilahann attended rural schools through the eighth grade. In order to attend high school, she began living in a rented room in Waukon weekdays when she was only 14 years old. During high school, Lilahann took the courses required to get a teaching certificate.

Wed
23
Sep

Jason Neuman

Jason Robert Neuman, age 35, died September 6, 2015. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 10 from 3-7 p.m. at Good Fellas in Waukon. All are welcome.
Jason was born October 13, 1979 in Torrance, CA to Bruce and Karen Neuman. He lived in California until 1987, when he and his mom moved to Dorchester. Jason attended both Dorchester and Waukon schools. After high school he lived in various parts of the Tri-State area, and in two years in Austin, TX. Eventually, he came back to Dorchester, where he resided until the time of his passing.
Jason had many hobbies and passions. He was an avid collector of anything “Simpson” and Nintendo, he lived for music, and he enjoyed spending much of his time outdoors camping, hiking, traveling, fishing and canoeing. He was also a star in the kitchen, constantly crafting new creations for anyone to try. Jason had a beautiful soul, he was an amazing son, brother, uncle and friend. He will be forever missed and loved.

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