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.

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Charles Wiedenmann

Charles Luther Wiedenmann, 84, of Monona,  passed away Monday, July 21, 2014 at Crossing Rivers Health Center, Prairie du Chien, WI. He was born August 13, 1929 to Charles P. and Clara (Frye) Wiedenmann on the family farm south of Monona. Charles was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona.
Charles was united in marriage with Jean Kolsrud June 3, 1950 at the Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, Waterville. They made their home on the family farm, where they farmed for thirty-five years before moving to Monona. Three children were born to this union, Garry, Kent and Lori.
After farming, Charles worked in construction for many years and was an employee of the Shopping News for over twenty years. He was an active member of Faith Lutheran NALC Church in Monona, and also a board member of the Luana Co-op. His hobbies were woodcrafts and reading. He also took flight lessons for several years.

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Lyndon Kubitz

Lyndon James Kubitz, 48, of New Albin, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Mayo Health System in La Crosse, WI. He was born February 3, 1966 to Richard and Teresa (Mitchell) Kubitz at St. Francis Hospital in La Crosse, WI.
Lyndon graduated from Caledonia High School in 1984 and Kaplan University earning his Master’s Degree in Computer Science.
Lyndon enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged. He was united in marriage with Wendy Hruska September 29, 2001 at St Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin.
Lyndon worked on the family farm in Jefferson Township, New Albin. He also worked at different factories, repaired computers and tutored online. He enjoyed computers, spending time with his children and family, cooking, making homemade ice cream and grilling.

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Beatrice Welch

Beatrice “Bea” Welch, 97, of Winona, MN, formerly of Waukon, beloved Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt and Friend, died Friday, July 25, 2014 in Winona, MN. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Lycurgus Cemetery, rural Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to St. Patrick’s School (Waukon) Scholarship Fund, in honor of Bea’s strong belief in education.

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Selma "Sally" Thorstenson McCulloch

Selma “Sally” L. Thorstenson McCulloch, 95, of Gastonia, NC went home to be with her Lord Jesus Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Memorial services will be held Sunday, July 27 at 1:30 p.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Al Hermeier officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family following the services. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.
Selma “Sally” Luella Thorstenson McCulloch was born November 21, 1918, the daughter of Edward and Ida (Gjefle) Thorstenson. She was one of nine children raised on the Coonamen farm in Benson County, ND. Sally had a passion at a young age to become a registered nurse and graduated in 1944 from Mt. Sinai Hospital in Chicago, IL. Up to her dying day she had a need to heal others.

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Carole Goeke

Carole Goeke, 90, of Waukon died Friday, July 18, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Inurnment will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Friends may call one hour before services at the church Wednesday, July 23. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.
Ruth Carole Goeke was born May 10, 1924 in Newcastle, PA, the daughter of George and Rae Wolfe. She graduated from Newcastle High School in Newcastle, PA and attended Indiana State College in Pennsylvania.
In 1943 she married Kermit B. Ellingson in California, and he died in 1955. May 20, 1957 she married Wesley Goeke at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They owned and operated the Tastee Bake Shop in Waukon from 1957 to 1967.

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Delbert "Tiny" Fish

Delbert “Tiny” Fish, 75, of Waukon died Saturday, July 19, 2014 at home amidst family and friends from complications associated with ALS. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, July 23 at 1 p.m. at the Waukon Banquet Center in Waukon with Rob Brede officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the Reception Center. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.
Delbert Eugene Fish was born September 15, 1938 in Waukon, the son of Fred and Doris (Decker) Fish. He was baptized at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Waukon and attended school in Waukon. He became an apprentice to his father Fred, owner of Fish Radio & TV Service in downtown Waukon. September 6, 1961 Delbert was drafted into the United States Army. He served for two years, spending 18 months stationed in Germany. He was honorably discharged August 21, 1963.

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Promise Honeywell

Promise Rose Honeywell, DC, 37, of La Crosse, WI died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at her sister’s home in Blaine, MN. A Celebration of Life Service was held Friday, July 18 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Promise was born July 7, 1977 to Robert and Therese (Walker) Honeywell in Clinton. She graduated from Kee High School in 1996, studied at Iowa State University until 1998, and earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport in 2002.

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Edna Piittmann Lewis

Edna Piittmann Lewis passed away July 14, 2014 in Avoca at the age of 96 years. She was born March 14, 1918 near Hancock and lived most of her life in southwest Iowa.
She married Harry Piittmann in 1935, and he passed away in 1990. In 1992, she married Hamilton Lewis, and he passed away in 2006.
Edna is survived by her children, Shirley Hoffmann of Avoca, Gerald (Diane) Piittmann of Waukon and Dennis (Carolyn) Piittmann of Avoca; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother-in-law; and three step-children.
 

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Shirley Thornton

Shirley Ann Thornton, 76, of McGregor died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Crossing Rivers Health Center, Prairie du Chien, WI. Funeral Services were held Monday, July 21 at First Lutheran Church, rural McGregor, with Rev. Dr. Jenny Edinger as the Officiant. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor.
Shirley was born August 6, 1937 to Harvey and Lucille (Miller) Wagner in Lansing. She was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Rossville. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1955.
Shirley was united in marriage with Elton C. “Punk” Thornton March 26, 1955 in Waukon. Six children were born to this union, Barbara, Randy, Gary, Terry, Debra and Robert. Shirley and Elton lived in Cedar Rapids from 1955 until they moved back to the Marquette/McGregor area in 1960. Shirley worked for McGregor Electronics and then 3M until her retirement in 1996.

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Thomas McKee

Thomas Joseph McKee, 58, of Lansing died July 11, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 26 from 1-2 p.m. at Mount Hosmer in Lansing. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. at Mount Hosmer in Lansing. Burial will be at a later date.
Thomas was born March 10, 1956 in Waukon to Richard and Evelyn (Knopf) McKee. He attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary, St. George Catholic High School and Kee High School.

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