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.

Thu
25
Jun

Virginia (Jeannie) O'Malley

Virginia (Jeannie) O’Malley, 84, of Webster City died Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 29 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Webster City with Rev. Stephen Meyer officiating.  Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Webster City.
Virginia Mae Walsh, daughter of Joseph and Matilda Waldron Walsh, was born June 13, 1931 at Waukon. She attended French Creek Country School and graduated from Waukon Public High School.
August 22, 1950 she married Leo Thomas O’Malley at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waukon.  The couple had resided at McGregor, Waterloo and Dubuque. They moved to Webster City in 1956.
Jeannie worked for 28 years for the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic School lunch program. She spent many winters with her daughter and family in Arizona. Leo preceded her in death February 26, 2011.

Wed
24
Jun

Barbara Burbank

Barbara M. Burbank, 90, of Indianapolis, IN died June 11, 2015 at her home. Services were held Friday, June 19 at Fairview Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, IN, with Rev. John Koppitch officiating. Burial was in Washington Park Cemetery North in Indianapolis, IN.
Barbara Mary Martin was Born in Waukon November 26, 1924. She was the third child of Juan Willard and Clara Martha Martin. She was named after her two grandmothers, Barbara Martin and Mary Opfer. Barbara grew up in a loving family, active in the church and choir. Her brother, Roger, teased her a lot, but they shared a special bond and many fond memories of playing in the yard with the neighborhood children.
Barbara loved to ice skate (speed skate) and grew up sewing and cooking. She played tenor saxophone in high school and in the university dance band and marching band. She graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City with a nursing degree in 1947 and served as a cadet nurse during WWII.

Wed
24
Jun

Dale Herrmann

Dale Lee Herrmann, 65, of Onalaska, WI, formerly of Waukon, passed away peacefully Friday, June 19, 2015 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI. A funeral service was  held Tuesday, June 23 at Coulee Region Cremation Group and Funeral Home in Onalaska, WI, with Pastor Ted Dewald officiating.
Dale was born September 13, 1949 to Arthur and Vila Herrmann. He married Debra Teff November 25, 1972 at St Mary's Catholic Church in Dorchester.
Dale served his country in the U.S. Army from 1969 until 1971 and was a Vietnam veteran. He was awarded the Purple Heart, Bronze Star, and other medals of honor. We think of Dale as a quiet hero.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and going to auctions. He loved his pug, Rose. Most of all, Dale loved spending time with his family, especially his grandsons, Daylan and Hudson.

Fri
19
Jun

Michael Mooney

Michael Cyril Mooney, 55, of New Albin passed away Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Rochester Methodist Hospital, Rochester, MN. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, June 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Albin, with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, New Albin.
Mike was born November 3, 1959 to Cyril and Leona (O’Neill) Mooney in Waukon. Michael was joined in marriage with his loving wife, Sheila Quandahl, May 7, 1988 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Mike loved his job at Dairyland Power, working his way up to supervisor over the last 28 rewarding years.

Fri
19
Jun

Norman Leiran

Norman Leiran, 94, of Waterville died Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, June 22 at East Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, with Rev. Ronald Pederson officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was in the church cemetery.
Harry Norman Leiran was born March 19, 1921 in rural Waterville, the son of Harry Emmert and Nora Clarinda (Busness) Leiran. He was baptized and confirmed at East Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School in 1939. Norman served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II from 1943 until 1946, with duty in the European, African and Middle Eastern Theaters.

Wed
17
Jun

Rodney Hagensick

Rodney Hagensick, age 55, of Decorah died Sunday, June 7, 2015 at his home in Decorah. Memorial Services were held at Walden Pond, Castalia Monday, June 15, with Rev. David Lenth of Ossian Lutheran Church officiating. Interment was at Walden Pond Cemetery, Castalia.
Rodney Lowell Hagensick was born December 21, 1959, the son of Jack and Sally (Schultz) Hagensick in Decorah. Rodney was baptized April 24, 1960 at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Castalia and confirmed April 27, 1975 at the Glenwood Lutheran Church, rural Decorah. Rodney attended Waukon Community Schools and helped on the family farm. He worked at Deco Products in Decorah and then also farmed with his dad.
Together, he and Paula Hitchcock had two sons, Shane and Troy. Rodney then was united in marriage to Sharla Fogt and had Elijah “E.J.” and Ethan. They later divorced.

Wed
10
Jun

Merlin Boese

Merlin Lee Boese, 73, of Waukon, formerly of Postville, died Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral Services were held Saturday, June 6 at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville. Burial followed in the Postville Cemetery, Postville.
Merlin was born November 4, 1941 in Iowa City to William and Mary (Freeman) Boese. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville and attended Postville Schools. Merlin worked at Beucher Lanes and Iowa Turkey Products.
Merlin had been a resident of Makee Manor, north of Waukon, for many years, where he enjoyed many activities offered there. He was recently a resident at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Merlin enjoyed viewing and sharing his collection of movies, especially old westerns. He liked sitting outside and visiting with his friends at the care centers.

Wed
10
Jun

Mildred Brooks

Mildred M. Brooks, 98, of Waukon died Friday, May 22, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 13 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Waukon, with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial will be at Smithfield Cemetery, rural Monona.
Friends may call one hour before services Saturday at the church. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Good Samaritan Society or Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mildred Margaret Brooks was born September 23, 1916 in Waukon, the daughter of Irvin A. and Anna C. (Nelson) McShane. She attended rural country schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1934. February 22, 1936 she married Allen Everett Brooks in Castalia.

Wed
10
Jun

Joan Grosshuesch

Joan Grosshuesch, age 90, of Sheboygan, WI died June 7, 2015 at Sharon Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan, WI. A Funeral Service will be conducted for Joan Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer U.C.C., located at 3215 Saeman Avenue in Sheboygan, WI, with the Reverend Roger Mealiff, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Immanuel UCC Cemetery, town of Herman, WI. Friends may call on the family at Ballhorn Chapels in Sheboygan, WI Wednesday, June 10 from 5-7 p.m. and at the church Thursday, June 11 from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

Wed
03
Jun

Tom Goltz

Tom J. Goltz, 60, of Waukon died Monday, June 1, 2015 at his home in Waukon. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 4 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.
Thomas "Tom" James Goltz was born July 19, 1954 in Waukon, the son of Dale and Mary "Sis" (Campbell) Goltz. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, and graduated from Waukon High School in 1972. Tom worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon as a lead man and in 2003 he went to work for KolGol, where he was a foreman.
He was a member of the Red Wing Pottery Association. Tom enjoyed going to auctions, collecting pottery, riding motorcycle, attending rock concerts, traveling the world, and spending time with his family.

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