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
22
Apr

Stanley Phillips

Stanley Lewis Phillips, 72, of Monona died Saturday, April 11, 2015 at his home in Monona. There will be a private family service at a later date.
Stanley was born April 2, 1943 in Londonderry, Ireland to Lewis and Gladys (Keys) Phillips. His family moved to Jesup when Stanley was two years old. He enlisted in the Army in 1961 and served until 1963. Stanley was united in marriage with Terry Paulsen in 1963 and to this union two daughters were born, Riquie and Kris. They later divorced.
Stanley was a machinist at John Deere in Waterloo for 30 years, retiring in 1996. In 2003 he moved to McGregor and then moved to Monona a year later. Stanley also owned a bar in Fairbank for five years, the Hole in the Wall.
Stanley enjoyed fishing on the Mississippi River, hunting and spending time outdoors. He also could be found riding his Harley and taking trips to Elgin four-wheeling.

Mon
20
Apr

Mary Nagel

Mary J. Nagel, 75, of Waukon died Sunday, April 19, 2015 at her home. Private family services will be held later.
Mary Jane Nagel was born April 10, 1940 in Waukon, the daughter of William and Anna (Timmerman) Ferguson. She attended country schools in the Waukon area. April 17, 1955, Mary married Roland Verni Nagel at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Besides being a busy mother raising six children, Mary farmed with Roland in the Ludlow Township area and drove school bus.

Wed
15
Apr

Linda Peterson

Linda Peterson, 65, of New Albin died Friday, April 10, 2015 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at St. Joseph's Cemetery in New Albin followed by a gathering of family and friends at noon in the New Albin Community Center.
Linda was born February 28, 1950 to John and Rita (Smerud) Carroll. She grew up in New Albin and attended St. George High School and Northern Iowa Community College in Calmar. She married David (Pete) Peterson in 1973 and moved to Bourbonnais, IL. After 27 years they returned to New Albin to retire.
Past employments included Eastern Allamakee School District, Northern Engraving in Lansing and as an Illinois election judge. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW in New Albin as well as Girl Scout leader and Learning Center volunteer in Bradley, IL. Linda was an accomplished crocheter and avid card player.

Wed
15
Apr

Charles Bakke

Charles J. Bakke, 91, of Waukon died Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday, April 17 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
Charles John Bakke was born February 19, 1924 in Waukon, the only child of Ingvold O. and Emma (Johnson) Bakke. As a youth he was baptized and confirmed at the West Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church and attended the rural “Bakkum School”. After graduating from Waukon High School and attending Waukon Jr. College, he began farming with his parents.

Thu
09
Apr

Duane Bakewell

Duane Lawrence Bakewell, 77, of New Albin died Monday, April 6, 2015 at his home in New Albin. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, April 10 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin, with Rev. John Moser as the celebrant. Burial followed at St. Joseph Cemetery, New Albin.
Duane was born July 15, 1937 in Waukon to Lawrence and Gladys (Gruber) Bakewell. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church and graduated from New Albin High School.
Duane farmed the family farm since the passing of his father in a farming accident. He enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes, card playing, softball, bowling and watching stock car racing and tractor pulling.

Thu
09
Apr

Frances Jacobson

Frances Louise Jacobson, 85, of Lansing died Tuesday, April 7 in Scottsburg, IN. Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 11 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing, with Pastor Andy Doll as the Officiant. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing assisted the family with the arrangements.
 

Wed
08
Apr

Kevin Cooper

Kevin G. Cooper, 48, of Waukon died Monday, April 6, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 11 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Jim Dubert, Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg, Deacon Mike Ward and Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be set up at a later date.
Kevin Glenn Cooper was born July 16, 1966 in Waukon, the son of Glenn and Janice (Baumgartner) Cooper. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1985. April 30, 1988, he married Karen Byrnes at St. Mary's Hanover Catholic Church in rural Waukon. Kevin worked for Duffy and Ludeking Feed Service in Waukon, Carlson Construction in Decorah, and farmed with his parents for several years.

Wed
08
Apr

David Anderson

David R. Anderson, age 61, of Stratford, WI, formerly of Waukon, passed peacefully after a hard fight with a recent illness Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Ministry St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. A celebration of life will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon Friday, April 10, including a visitation at 10 a.m., a Mass at 11 a.m., and a burial to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.
Dave was born February 12, 1954 to Ralph and Wanda (Neverman) Anderson. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1972 and has been a longtime over the road truck driver. Dave enjoyed all things in life and would especially recall the "good old days" of playing softball with friends and family on the old "Rocky's" softball team. Dave enjoyed campfires and black and white western movies. Those who knew Dave will miss his kind heart, warm smile and loving friendship.

Wed
08
Apr

Larry McGuire

Larry Richard McGuire, 80, of Hiawatha passed away March 31, 2015. A celebration of his life was held Tuesday, April 7 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Marion.
Larry was born February 27, 1935 in Stanwood to Willis and Ethel McGuire. He graduated from Stanwood High School in 1953, where he played baseball and basketball. He joined the U.S. Air Force in January 1954, serving in the 91st Strategic Reconnaissance Wing at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, OH until 1958, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Tue
07
Apr

Lois Griffith

Lois Marie Griffith, 83, of Lansing, formerly of Hudson, died Monday, April 6, 2015 at her home in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, April 9 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing, with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial was at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery in Lansing.
Lois was born August 20, 1931 in rural Barkley Township in Iowa, the daughter of Aloysius J. and Agnes (Schaefer) Schmitz. She attended Gilbertville and St. Mary’s High School.
Lois was united in marriage to Lloyd Oliver Griffith August 30, 1952 in Canton, SD. To this union two children were born, Larry and Jan. Lois engaged in farming with her husband. In her younger years, Lois loved snowmobiling, boating, jet skiing and picnicking with her family on the river.

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