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
02
Sep

Mabel Stahl

Mabel Stahl, 69, of Lansing died Monday, August 10, 2015 at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, WI. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.
Mabel Stahl was born in Waukon October 27, 1945. She was the daughter of Charles and Geraldine Rouster. She attended school in Lansing and was a graduate of Kee High School.
She married Allen Stahl and lived and raised her family in Lansing. She worked as a secretary, florist/clerk, and she was City Librarian at Meehan Memorial Public Library in Lansing. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.  She enjoyed spending her time with family, quilting, crocheting, crafts, canning, horseback riding and card club.

Mon
31
Aug

Virginia "Ginny" Halverson

Virginia M. “Ginny” Halverson, 88, of Waukon passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Celebration of Life Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 2 at the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, rural Postville, with Rev. Tom Buresh as the officiant. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 2 at the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, rural Postville. Inurnment will be held in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Virginia Maxine, the daughter of Alfred and Nellie (Livingood)  Winter, was born September 9, 1926 on a farm in Ludlow Township, rural Postville. She attended country school and Waukon High School for one year before graduating from Postville High School in 1944. Virginia was united in marriage with Lynn Halverson June 2, 1944 at Zion Reform Church in Waukon. To this union 14 children, seven daughters and seven sons, were born.

Thu
27
Aug

Carlton Jones

Carlton F. Jones, 101, of Waukon died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 29 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Waukon, with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial was at Sixteen Cemetery, rural Monona.
Carlton Floyd Jones was born August 10, 1914 in Ion, the son of Andrew and Floy (Clawson) Jones. He attended Ion country school in rural Harpers Ferry. November 13, 1934 he married Helen Leona Hamm in Waukon. Carlton owned and operated a sawmill and did some logging in the Waterville area for many years. He also drove semi and worked as a mechanic in Chatfield, MN. For many years Carlton farmed in rural Monona and worked for Carnation Genetics breeding cows. He also served as a councilman and as mayor for Waterville for many years.

Wed
26
Aug

Steven Reeg

Steven Carlyle Reeg, 58, of Waukon, formerly of Monona, died at his home surrounded by his loving wife and children after a courageous battle with cancer Thursday, August 20, 2015. There will be a private family burial at a later date.
Steven Carlyle Reeg was born December 2, 1956 in Bellevue to Carlyle and Betty (Siegele) Reeg. He was baptized at St. John Lutheran Church in St. Donatus and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona. Steven graduated from MFL High School in Monona in 1975. He was united in marriage to Jolene Berg November 10, 1979 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon.
Steven was a dairy, hog and agricultural farmer. In 1999, he began working for Design Homes along with continuing to crop farm. He moved to the town of Monona in 2009 and continued to work at Design Homes until spring of this year.

Wed
26
Aug

Yvonne Sexton

Yvonne Sexton, age 96, of rural Ridgeway died Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehab Center in New Hampton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 29 at the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Ridgeway, with Father Mark Osterhaus presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, August 28 at the Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah with a prayer service at 6 p.m. There will also be visitation after 9:30 a.m. at the church Saturday, August 29.
 

Wed
26
Aug

Robert "Bud" Maust

Robert “Bud” Maust of New Albin died August 15, 2015 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Services have been scheduled for Saturday, September 5. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The Standard.
 

Thu
20
Aug

Willard Halverson

Willard C. Halverson, 92, of rural Waukon died Monday, August 17, 2015 at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. Funeral services were held Friday, August 21 at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah, with Pastor Stacey Nalean-Carlson officiating. Burial was at Union Prairie Cemetery, rural Decorah.
Willard Carlton Halverson was born February 13, 1923 in Decorah. His family moved to Austin, MN, and when Willard was six years old, he returned to rural Waukon to live with his uncle, Ben Teslow. Willard attended the Bell School country school and started farming with his uncle. He then helped farm with several neighbors until purchasing his own farm in Allamakee County. Willard loved being on the farm and raised dairy cows, pigs, chickens and grew grain.
April 15, 1972 he married Eda Skaidrite Blaksenieks at the Justice of the Peace in Caledonia, MN. Willard was a member of Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah and Farm Bureau. He enjoyed meeting friends and visiting.

Thu
20
Aug

Neil Sanderman

Neil C. Sanderman, 87, of Waukon died Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in Cedar Falls. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 22 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Rev. Keith Selberg officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Neil Carl Sanderman was born July 10, 1928. His parents were Edward and Minnie (Osterholz) Sanderman. He attended Helming Country School for eight years and graduated from Waukon High School in 1946. He married Bonnie Grotegut June 10, 1951. From August 1951 to August 1953, he served in the U.S. Army, spending 18 months in Korea as a Staff Sergeant for the Combat Engineers.

Wed
19
Aug

Mark Werden

Mark D. Werden, 63, of Decorah died Sunday, August 16, 2015 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Graveside services were held Friday, August 21 at Buckhorn Cemetery in Maquoketa.
Mark Douglas Werden was born February 6, 1952 in Waverly, the son of Charles A. and Virginia Esther (McPherson) Werden. The Werden family lived in Maynard in the 1950s and moved to Waukon in 1961. Later they moved to Marshall, MO, where Mark graduated from Marshall High School in 1971. Later that year he moved to Fayette, where he operated Werden’s Department Store for many years. Mark also enjoyed working with his mother at Stepps Melon Stands in the Fayette area for a number of years.

Wed
19
Aug

Richard Sickels

Richard Sickels, 62, of Nevada, IA, died unexpectedly Friday, July 17, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Born August 28, 1952 in Waukon, Richard Oakley Sickels was the son of Arthur and Alvina (Nelson) Sickels. He grew up in Waterville and began working at a young age. Rich loved to work, hauling canned milk with his dad and bailing hay with his uncles. He graduated from Waukon Senior High School in 1970. He served in the United States Navy from 1970-72, then returned to Iowa and worked in grounds maintenance at Iowa State University in Ames for 34 years, retiring in 2010.
November 26, 1976, he was united in marriage to Kinda (Kuhn) Eller in Ames. She passed away in 2001.
Rich enjoyed watching western movies, country music, fishing and spending time with his family.

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