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
12
Feb

John Forbes, Jr.

John G. Forbes, Jr., 46, of Waukon died Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 14 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn Groe officiating.
John Gary Forbes, Jr. was born September 30, 1968 in Waterloo, the son of John and Shirley (Allen) Forbes. He married Sarah Gambrell; they later divorced. John was self-employed and owned his own trucking company. He also worked for Canton River Towing and ADM Barge, where he worked his way up to captain. John adored his family and loved doing fun things with his children. He also liked NASCAR, fishing, and riding his motorcycle.

Wed
11
Feb

George Hammell

George J. Hammell of rural Caledonia, MN died peacefully at Thornton Heights Assisted Living in Lansing February 2, 2015, his 93rd birthday. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, February 6 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Albin, with Rev. John Moser as the celebrant. Burial followed in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, New Albin.
George was born in rural New Albin to George and Elizabeth (Wall) Hammell February 2, 1922 (2-2-22). He was married June 19, 1947 to Mary E. Manning, who passed away January 12, 2008.
George was a life-long farmer in the New Albin area and was an active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He served on the Jefferson Township Board for many years, was a Fire Warden and served as a weather observer for the U.S. Weather Service.  George’s family and community were very important to him.

Wed
11
Feb

Shirley Clark

Shirley Clark, 80, of Columbia, MO died peacefully Friday, February 6, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, February 11 at Parker Funeral Service, 22 North 10th Street, Columbia, MO. Visitation is from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, February 11 at the funeral home.
Shirley was born January 13, 1935 in Wadena to Chester and Marian Oelberg Adams. She married Robert J. Clark October 7, 1955 in Ames. Shirley graduated from Arlington High School in Arlington. She attended the University of Dubuque and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Upper Iowa University and her masters degree from the University of Iowa. She taught high school Physics, Chemistry and General Science from 1956 to 1995 in several high schools, including Waukon and Lake Mills.

Wed
11
Feb

Orville Duvel

Orville D. Duvel, 79, of Postville died Thursday, February 5, 2015 at his home. Memorial services will be held Thursday, February 12 at 11 a.m. at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon, with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, February 11 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
Orville Dean Duvel was born June 27, 1935 at his home in rural Postville, the son of Albert and Minnie (Klein) Duvel. He was baptized October 6, 1935 and confirmed April 10, 1949 at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon. Orville attended country school at Ludlow #4 and then went to work for area farmers.

Wed
11
Feb

Alice (Hermeier) Harkreader

Alice J. Harkreader, 87, passed away at 1:25 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at P.A. Peterson Home in Rockford, IL. Services were held Tuesday, January 27 at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., Rockford, IL, with Rev. Chuck Olson officiating. Burial was in Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford, IL.
Alice was born June 23, 1927 in Waukon, the daughter of Fred and Florence (Klein) Hermeier. She married  Robert B. Harkreader in St. Petersburg, FL October 6, 1966. She was formerly employed for 15 years at The Broadway Restaurant.
Alice was a member of Navy Club Ship #1. She enjoyed working in her garden, reading and visiting her hometown in Iowa. Throughout her life she exercised the good values she learned in childhood from her mother.

Wed
04
Feb

Richard "Dick" Aschom

Richard “Dick” Aschom, 73, of Brookfield, WI passed into eternal life January 9, 2015 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Services were held January 14, 2015 in New Berlin, WI.
Dick attended St. George High School in Lansing. He was manager of Midwest Audio Visual Equipment in Chicago, IL for many years. After retirement, he spent time doing the things he loved; fishing, golfing and living life to the fullest with his beloved wife, Barbara.

Wed
04
Feb

Michael "Mickey" Aschom

Michael “Mickey” Aschom, 71, peacefully entered into his heavenly home January 22, 2015 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, MN. Services were held Saturday, January 24 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford, MN, with Pastor Roger Michaelson officiating. Internment will be at Gethsemane Cemetery in Lansing.
Mickey was born October 19, 1943 to Norbert and Catherine (Hawkins) Aschom in La Crosse, WI, one of eight children. He attended Immaculate Conception School in Lansing.
Mickey met the love of his life in La Crosse, WI and October 17, 1992 he made Marion his wife. The couple moved to Rushford, MN in 2001.

Mon
02
Feb

Kenneth Nierling

Kenneth John Nierling, 65, of Waukon died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon after a short battle with cancer. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 4 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Conrad Rosendahl officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at St. Mary's Lycurgus Cemetery, rural Waukon. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services Wednesday, February 4 at the funeral home.
Kenny was born July 25, 1949 in Waukon, the son of Anton Peter and Lenora May (Spores) Nierling. He was self-employed doing various types of work. June 9, 1978 he married Julie Hamm in Waukon. They later divorced.

Mon
02
Feb

Robert "Bob" Cota

Robert W. “Bob” Cota, 90, of Harpers Ferry died Saturday, January 31, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann's-St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph's Paint Rock Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 3 at St. Ann's-St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, where there will be a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. Martin Funeral Home of Waukon is handling arrangements.
Robert William Cota was born March 12, 1924 just north of Harpers Ferry on a farm that has been in the Cota family since 1850. He was the third of nine children born to William Leo and Marie (Hawes) Cota. Bob was baptized and confirmed at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry and attended the local school. Following his schooling he began farming with his parents.

Fri
30
Jan

Helen Delaney

Helen Ann Delaney, 71, of Harpers Ferry died Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 31 at St. Ann-St. Joseph Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Joseph-Paint Rock Cemetery, rural Harpers Ferry.
Helen was born December 2, 1943 to Napoleon C. and Lillian E. (Crowley) Martelle north of Harpers Ferry, the homestead of her grandparents, Gideon and Adeline (Valley) Martelle. Helen was baptized December 5, 1943 by Rev. John J. Costelloe at Immaculate Conception Church, Wexford. She graduated from St. George High School in Lansing.
November 3, 1962, Helen was united in marriage with Martin James Delaney at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry. Three children were born to this union, Julie, Steven and Joanne.

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