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
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.

Wed
01
Apr

Donald Yohe

Donald Robert Yohe of Gilbert, AZ passed away March 30, 2015 in Chandler, AZ at the age of 95. A memorial service was held Saturday, April 4 at Falconer Funeral Home in Gilbert, AZ.
Donald was born in Clayton to George and Elsie Yohe. He was raised on the family farm near the Mississippi River in Clayton and graduated from Guttenberg High School. He served in the Civilian Conversation Corps and for over four years in the United States Army during World War II as a training sergeant in California and later in the Italian Campaign. After the War, he farmed, played minor league baseball, and then attended Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato State University and the University of Northern Iowa.

Wed
01
Apr

Deborah Hager

Deborah Lee Annette Schultz Hager, 65 years of age, of Waukon died unexpectedly Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at her home. The celebration of her life was held Monday, April 6 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, with Greg Hamm officiating. Debbie was buried next to her father at Postville Cemetery.
Deborah Lee Annette Schultz Hager was born January 22, 1950 in Postville. She is the daughter of Cloy W. Schultz, Jr. and Lorraine Shirley Ann (Brown) Schultz. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. Debbie attended Postville Community Schools and graduated from Postville High School in 1968. She pursued higher education at Waldorf College in Forest City and continued her liberal arts education at Mankato State University.

Wed
01
Apr

Launee Halvorson

Launee Halvorson, 74, of Waterville died peacefully, after a courageous battle with cancer, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She will be laid to rest in the Waterville Cemetery at a later date.
Launee Wood was born September 24, 1940 in Lehi, UT, a daughter of LeGrand and Mamie Elizabeth Wood. She was educated in Utah. She met and married Donald Halvorson of Waterville November 24, 1956 in Clearfield, UT while he was serving in the military. She traveled with Don during his service years and began raising their family of six children.

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