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.

Tue
22
May

Donna Brown

Donna Jean (Kearins) Brown, age 78, passed away peacefully May 18, 2018 surrounded by friends and family in Decorah after her brief battle with lung cancer. The date for a Celebration of Life memorial service in Decorah will be determined at later date.

Donna and her husband, Dick, lived in the Chicago, IL area, Homestead, FL, Waukon and Decorah while raising their four children.  Donna enjoyed quilting, gardening and painting.

Donna is survived by her husband, Dick; her sister, Kay; her children: Julie of Stuttgart, Germany, Kent of Denver, CO, Patrick of Seattle, WA and Harrison “Johnny” of Prior Lake, M; and 10 grandchildren.
 

Tue
15
May

Derald “Bud” Reinhart

Derald “Bud” Reinhart, age 86, of Eitzen, MN, formerly of Caledonia, MN, passed away March 30, 2018 at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Eitzen Community Center in Eitzen, MN.
 

Mon
14
May

Deb Tweedy

Deb Tweedy, 63, of Waukon died Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 19 at 11 a.m. at the Waukon High School gymnasium with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Waukon.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Veterans Memorial Hospital, Good Samaritan Center in Waukon and the Allamakee Community Schools Booster Clubs.

Debra Elayne Tweedy was born July 26, 1954 to Delbert R. and Myrna Wynema (Potter) Kaune in Maynard. She started her life on a dairy farm near Fayette. Her mother passed away at a very young age, and she was very close to her older sister, Janice, who helped raise her.

Mon
14
May

Ralph Hammel, Sr.

Ralph B. Hammel, Sr., 96, of rural Decorah died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Hanover Cemetery, rural Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service.

Ralph Bernard Hammel, Sr. was born October 27, 1921 in the Wexford area, rural Lansing, the son of Joseph and Nora (Pierce) Hammel. He attended country schools near Lansing and helped farm with his parents; Ralph also spent a year in North Dakota working on wheat farms.

Wed
09
May

Leonard Heiderscheit

Leonard Matthew Heiderscheit, 98, of New Albin passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 12 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin with Father John Moser as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

Leonard was born to John and Florence Heiderscheit June 10, 1919 in Holy Cross. He lived in Holy Cross until 1941, when he and his brother, Charles, entered the United States Army. Leonard served in the Aleutian Islands during World War II and received the Purple Heart for wounds received at Dutch Harbor, AK. He participated in the liberation of Attu and Kiska, two American islands occupied by the Japanese.  Charles was killed in action in Okinawa. Leonard was a longtime member of the Kenneth Casey VFW Post #5603 of New Albin.

Tue
08
May

Stephen Smith

Stephen “Steve” M. Smith, 65, of rural Postville passed away Sunday, May 6, 2018 near his home in rural Postville. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Donations in Stephen’s honor can be made to Decorah Human Powered Trails as he was so proud of his daughter’s mountain biking adventures. Donations can be sent to: Decorah Park-Rec., DHPT, P.O. Box 513, Decorah, IA 52101; checks payable to DHPT.

Stephen Michael Smith was born July 18, 1952 in Waukon, the son of Ivan and Esther (May) Smith. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1970. In 1979 he married Jan Warren and in 1984 they welcomed their daughter, Josie Leah Smith. Stephen and Jan later divorced.

Tue
08
May

Roger Hager

Roger F. Hager, age 76, of Dillsburg, PA passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Milton Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, PA surrounded by his loving family following post-surgical complications. A visitation was held Wednesday, April 25 at the Cocklin Funeral Home in Dillsburg, PA.

Roger was born February 5, 1942 in Waukon, the son of the late Robert and F. Marian (Raisty) Hager. Roger was a 1964 graduate of Iowa State University, later receiving a second degree from the University of Wisconsin to hold degrees in Agronomy and Business. In 1971, Roger moved to Pennsylvania. He was a long-time employee of the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, retiring as a contract specialist in 2003. Roger also served on the board of the Dillsburg Area Public Library.

Tue
08
May

Derald “Bud” Reinhart

Derald “Bud” Reinhart, age 86, of Eitzen, MN, formerly of Caledonia, MN, passed away March 30, 2018 at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 26 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Eitzen Community Center in Eitzen, MN.
 

Mon
07
May

Ryan Schulte

Ryan R. Schulte, 38, of Waukon died Sunday, May 6, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon from injuries sustained in a fall. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Hanover Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 8 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Veterans Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service or Waukon Fire Department.

Tue
01
May

Margaret Halverson

Margaret M. “Marge” Halverson, 91, of Lansing died Friday, April 27, 2018 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Interment will be at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing. Friends may call Tuesday, May 1 from 4-7 p.m. at the Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Lansing, where there will be a 4 p.m. Scripture Service.

Margaret Halverson was born April 29, 1926 at Lansing to William and Gertrude (Strub) Troendle. Marge received her education in the Lansing area, attending a country school on Faegre Prairie Road and Immaculate Conception School. She lived all of her life in the Lansing area where she farmed, bartended and worked as a nurse’s aide at Thornton Manor. In 1943, Marge married Raymond Hammell, and she married Wendell Halverson in 1978.

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