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
21
Oct

Peggy Knight

Peggy Marie Knight, 49, of Iowa City passed away Sunday, October 4, 2015 surrounded by several adoring family members at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City due to complications associated with injuries she sustained from being struck by a car. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, October 24 at The Newman Center, 104 East Jefferson Street in Iowa City, with Father Ed Fitzpatrick officiating.
A reception of family and friends will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to The American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association or to The Helen K. Rossi Volunteer Guest House at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC).

Wed
21
Oct

Anita Waldron

Anita Faith (Wilson) Waldron, 59, of Blue Springs, MO passed away peacefully at the Kansas City Hospice House September 28, 2015 surrounded by her family after a long battle with ovarian cancer. A Celebration of Life was held at St. John LaLande Catholic Church in Blue Springs Friday, October 2. Burial was at St. John LaLande Cemetery.
Anita was born April 24, 1956 in Man, WV. She moved to the Kansas City area at a young age, attended Westport High School and graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1974. She also attended the University of Missouri - Kansas City, Medical School.
Anita met the love of her life, Richard (Rick) Waldron of Waukon, at Houlihan’s and their first date was St. Patrick’s Day. The two were married November 10, 1979. Soon after, they started their family and settled into their current home in Blue Springs, MO, where they have made countless wonderful memories over the last 35 years.

Wed
21
Oct

Larry Snitker

Larry Dale Snitker, age 62, passed away peacefully September 17, 2015 surrounded by his children in his Chandler, AZ home. A memorial service was held October 9, 2015 at the One in Christ Church in Cottonwood, AZ.
Larry was born January 16, 1953 in Waukon. He attended Waukon Schools, graduating in 1971. Soon after graduation he headed out west looking for a job building homes in Denver, CO. In 1974, he married Linda Lisson and to this union five children were born.
In 1980, the family moved to Arizona, where Larry started his own business, Sun Mountain Builders, building beautiful custom homes around the Prescott Valley area. In August of 2007, Larry was diagnosed with a very rare kidney disease and he had to start dialysis three times a week in five-hour sessions each. He could no longer build the homes he had once enjoyed constructing.

Tue
20
Oct

Edna Meyer

Edna Alwine Emma Meyer, 95, of Eitzen, MN passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Gundersen Tweeten Care Center, Spring Grove, MN. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, October 23 at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Eitzen, MN. Pastor Michael McCann will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, October 22 and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday, both at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Eitzen.

A full obituary will appear in the October 28 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Tue
20
Oct

Sharon Weymiller

Sharon Ann Weymiller, 76, of New Albin passed away peacefully Monday, October 19, 2015 at Thornton Manor surrounded by her family. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 23 at St. Peter Community Christian Church, New Albin, with Rev. William Reese as the Officiant. Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery, New Albin. Visitation will be Thursday, October 22 from 4-7 p.m. at the New Albin Community Center, New Albin and one hour before services at the church Friday.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given in memory of Sharon Weymiller to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).

A full obituary will appear in the October 28 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Sun
18
Oct

Lorna Fruechte

Lorna M. Fruechte, 88, of Waukon died Sunday, October 4, 2015 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 20 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Lorna Marie Fruechte was born October 24, 1926 in Waukon, the daughter of Charles August and Marie Althea (Nelson) Herman. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. Lorna graduated from Waukon High School and completed junior college. After graduation, she work at Schultz Brothers Variety Store in Waukon until she married Ernest Donald Fruechte. The couple married August 8, 1959 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They made their home in Landmark (between Waukon and Lansing) before moving into Waukon in 1963. During the 1970s and 80s, Lorna worked part-time as a secretary for the Interstate Producers Livestock Association.

Fri
16
Oct

Lorraine Koenig

Lorraine Koenig, 95, of Frankville died Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at Good Samaritan Society, Postville. Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 17 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, with Rev. Dave Lenth and Rev. Jack Gannett as the Officiants. Burial followed at Salem Cemetery, rural Waukon.
Lorraine Marion Henning was born February 28, 1920 on a farm in Ludlow Township to Theodore and Emma (Grotegut) Henning. She attended rural school in Ludlow Township #4 through the eighth grade and ninth and tenth grade in Frankville.

Thu
15
Oct

Bernard Bresnahan

Bernard F. Bresnahan, 86, of Waukon died Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 17 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Rev. Msgr. Cletus Hawes, Fr. Donald Hawes, Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Hanover Cemetery, rural Waukon.
Bernard Francis Bresnahan was born January 2, 1929 on the family farm in the Silver Creek area of rural Waukon. His parents were Frank and Margaret (O’Brien) Bresnahan. Bernard attended the rural Makee School for elementary and St. Patrick High School in Waukon; although he had to quit classes to help out on the farm during the Depression.

Thu
15
Oct

Dorothy Collins

Dorothy J. Collins, 84, of Cedar Rapids passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha. A Funeral Mass to send Dorothy home was held Monday, October 19 at St. Ludmila Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, with Father Dennis Juhl officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Dorothy was born April 14, 1931 on the farm just outside of Waukon. She was the fifth child of Florence (Quillan) and Leo Burns. She graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Waukon and married Tom Collins May 15, 1951. After Tom returned from serving in Korea in 1954, they settled in Cedar Rapids. Dorothy went to work at Square D, where she stayed for 35 years while raising four not always angelic sons. She retired in 1994.

Wed
14
Oct

Mark Mauss

Mark G. Mauss, 101, of Waukon died Saturday, October 10, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Rev. Msgr. Cletus Hawes, Fr. Donald Hawes and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, October 18 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 2:45 p.m. scripture service.
Mark George Mauss was born April 19, 1914 in the Gruber Ridge area, rural New Albin, the son of George and Florence (Hammel) Mauss. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Albin and graduated from New Albin High School.

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