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.

Mon
17
Aug

Tim Doyle

Tim J. Doyle, 56, of Waukon, died Friday, August 14, 2015 at his home. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, August 19, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating.
Timmi Jon Doyle was born August 12, 1959 in Prairie du Chien, WI, the son of James Francis and Donna Jean (Natwick) Doyle, Sr. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McGregor. Tim was self-employed as a semi driver for EJ trucking. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in McGregor. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Wed
12
Aug

Ethel Brandt

Ethel Brandt, age 86, of Decorah, died Saturday, August 8, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester MN. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 13 at Frankville Presbyterian Church, Frankville with interment at the Frankville Cemetery.
Ethel Bernadine (Westby) Brandt was born January 1, 1929, the daughter of Carl and Rachel (Nash) Westby in Allamakee County. Ethel was baptized and confirmed at the Glenwood Lutheran Church. She graduated from Decorah High School in 1947. For a short time, Ethel taught at two rural one-room schools. One was located in Frankville township and the other in Glenwood township.  Ethel married Wesley Brandt August 26, 1948 at the Glenwood Lutheran Church. Together, they farmed for many years west of Frankville. Wesley died September 13, 1976. In 1983, Ethel moved to Decorah.

Wed
12
Aug

Kenneth Kerndt

Kenneth L. Kerndt, 90, of Waukon, died Monday, August 10, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, August 14, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Waukon, with Rev. Duane Smith officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Kenneth Leslie Kerndt was born January 24, 1925, in Waukon, the son of Leslie W. and Irene (Gruber) Kerndt. He attended Center #2 rural school and graduated from Waukon High School in 1943. September 11, 1946, he married Geraldine Evelyn Verthein at French Creek Methodist Church in rural Lansing. They started out farming in Center Township until 1960, when they bought and moved to a farm in Jefferson Township. They milked dairy cows and raised hogs and crops. Kenneth took great pride in soil conservation; he was one of the first farmers to build terraces to save the soil as much as he could. Kenneth also received several dairy awards.

Wed
12
Aug

Barbara Schon

Barbara J. Schon, 86, of Waukon died Friday, August 7, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 13 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Waukon, with Rev. Duane Smith officiating. Burial will be at Oakland 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 the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Mayo Clinic Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center.
Barbara Jean Schon was born February 6, 1929 in Ottumwa, the daughter of Emory Howard and Valeta Elaine (Eaton) Sample. She graduated from North High School in Des Moines in 1948. July 27, 1948, Barbara married Donald Nelson Schon in Hedrick.

Thu
06
Aug

John Boardman

John O. Boardman, 101, of Monona died Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, August 10 at Rossville Presbyterian Church in Rossville, with Pastor Tom Buresh officiating. Burial was at IOOF Cemetery, Rossville.
John Orlo Boardman was born July 22, 1914 in Waukon Junction, rural Harpers Ferry, the son of Orlo and Almeda (Chapin) Boardman. He attended Egan Country School in Linton Township through eighth grade and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1932.
February 23, 1935, he married Almeda Rachel LeHew at the Presbyterian Church parsonage in Waukon. They farmed together in Paint Creek and Linton Townships where they raised dairy cows, pigs, chickens and crops. John resided in Monona for the last 40-plus years.
John was a member of Rossville Presbyterian Church and the Farm Bureau. He enjoyed playing cards, softball and baseball, and was an avid coon hunter.

Thu
06
Aug

Mary Lewis

Mary Lewis, 92, of Caledonia, MN died peacefully Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Caledonia Care and Rehab in Caledonia, MN. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 10 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia, MN, with Father Matt Fasnacht officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Caledonia, MN.
Mary was born April 6, 1923 in Caledonia, MN to James and Lena (Schobert) Carroll. Mary graduated  from Loretto High School in Caledonia, MN and June 21, 1945 she married Bob Lewis. Bob preceded her in death November 26, 1992.
Mary worked with Bob, side-by-side on their farm, where they raised their family. She was a 4-H leader, and a member of the Homemakers Group and Circle A Saddle Club. Having lost her son, Roger, in the Vietnam War, she was a Gold Star Parent and also a member of the Caledonia American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed traveling with Bob and enjoyed playing cards. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and its Council of Catholic Women.

Wed
05
Aug

Patrecia Palmer

Patrecia A. Palmer, 77, of rural Monona died Sunday, August 2, 2015 at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 6 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Steve Oden officiating. Burial will be at IOOF Cemetery, Rossville. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 5 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
Patrecia Anne Palmer was born March 24, 1938 in Tulsa, OK, the daughter of Robert and Dorothy (Barnes) Collins. She was baptized and confirmed at Nogalas Avenue Baptist Church and graduated from Central High School in Tulsa. After graduating, Patrecia worked as a secretary for Phillips Petroleum until she got married.

Sat
01
Aug

Cletus Rooney

Cletus G. Rooney, 87, of Waukon died Thursday, July 30, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, August 3 at 11 a.m. 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 Lycurgus Cemetery, Waukon.
Cletus Gregory Rooney was born May 3, 1928 on the Waukon area farm of his parents, James J. and Margaret A. (McGeough) Rooney. He attended Jefferson Township #1 rural school and Waukon High School. January 15, 1949 he married Jeanne Frances Welch at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Catholic Church.

Fri
31
Jul

Palma Mildred Quanrude Quandahl

Palma Mildred Quanrude Quandahl, age 96, of Andover, MN died July 30, 2015. Funeral services were held at Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids, MN Monday, August 3. Interment was at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines Wednesday, August 5.
Palma was born in Allamakee County July 19, 1919 to Agnes and Henry Quanrude. She was baptized, confirmed and married in the Big Canoe Lutheran Church, rural Decorah. Palma graduated from Waukon High School and Waukon Junior College, and took classes at Luther College in Decorah.  She taught rural school in Allamakee and Winneshiek Counties for five years, after which she worked as a secretary in the Social Welfare Office in Waukon. She also served as secretary to State Senator Arthur Jacobson in Des Moines.

Thu
30
Jul

Irma Ashbacher

Irma M. Ashbacher, 100, of Caledonia, MN passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Caledonia Care and Rehab. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 1 at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Eitzen, MN, with Pastor Michael McCann officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Irma was born June 10, 1915 in Union City Township in Allamakee County to Henry and Caroline (Koenig) Beneke and grew up in Sleepy Hollow. March 4, 1935, Irma married Milton Ashbacher at the Wheatland Church, Union City Township, Allamakee County. She was employed as a nurse’s aide and worked at the hospitals in both Waukon and Caledonia.
Irma and Milton farmed in Union City Township for many years. He preceded her in death December 21, 1965. Irma enjoyed flowers and gardening.

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