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
26
Mar

Daniel Murphy

Daniel J. Murphy Sr., 90, died peacefully in Galesburg, IL surrounded by his family March 17, 2019. Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, March 23 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser and Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg as the concelebrants. Burial was at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing with Military Rites. The family requests that donations be made in memoriam to the Knox County (IL) Right to Life organization, P.O. Box 1462, Galesburg, IL 61402.

Daniel was born November 14, 1928 in Lansing, the son of Cyril Murphy and Irene Jochum Murphy. He married Anne Marie Kerndt in Waukon in 1952. She preceded him in death in 1986 after more than 30 years of marriage.

Tue
26
Mar

Charles Berns

Charles Cletus Berns, age 82, of Harpers Ferry passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at St. Ann – St. Joseph Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial with Military Honors will follow at St. Joseph Paint Rock Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

Visitation will be Friday, March 29 from 4-8 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. Scripture Service at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing and one hour before mass at the church Saturday. Memorial donations in Charles’s honor may be made to the Harpers Ferry Ladies Auxiliary, Harpers Ferry VFW or for Mass Services at Holy Family of the Bluffs.

Charles was born in Guttenberg November 23, 1936 to Cletus and Mildred (Curran) Berns. Charles attended grade school at the Climax County School in rural Taylor Township until sixth grade. He then attended Waterville school and graduated in 1955.

Thu
21
Mar

Matt Regan

Matthew J. Regan, 60, of Waukon died Sunday, March 17, 2019 at his home in rural Waukon. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, March 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Catholic Church in rural Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service.

Matthew John Regan was born July 26, 1958 in Waukon, the son of William and Angella (Schulte) Regan. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Catholic Church in rural Waukon. Matt attended Lycurgus country school and graduated from Waukon High School in 1976. In his early life, he farmed with his father and brothers at Regancrest in rural Waukon, where he remained a partner. After graduation, he worked construction which later led him to build his own house on his own farm.

Tue
19
Mar

LaVonne Brandt

LaVonne Winters Brandt, 84, of Frankville died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Aase Haugen Home Memory Care in Decorah. Funeral services were held Monday, March 18 at Frankville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Gary Catterson officiating. Burial was at Frankville Cemetery.

LaVonne Sophia Winters Brandt was born July 6, 1934 in Waukon, the daughter of Leonard and Minnie (Flage) Snitker. She attended Ludlow country schools and September 27, 1950 she married LeRoy Winters in Winneshiek County. To this union, five children were born: Gary, Cindy, Peggy, Bonnie and Deloris. In August of 1974, LeRoy passed away.

December 28, 1974, LaVonne married Wayne Brandt at Frankville Presbyterian Church and with this union, she gained three more daughters: Karen, Karlene and Konnie. Wayne was the love of her life and passed away in April of 2003.

Tue
19
Mar

Helen Olson

Helen Inga (Lovstuen) Olson, age 90, of Decorah died suddenly Sunday, March 10, 2019 of kidney and heart failure at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. Funeral services were held at Glenwood Lutheran Church, rural Decorah Monday, March 18 with Rev. Stacey Nalean-Carlson officiating. Interment was at Glenwood East Cemetery, Decorah.

Helen was born September 9, 1928 to Inga (Ehrie) and Helmer Lovstuen at their farm (established 1854) in Glenwood Township, Winneshiek County. She was baptized and confirmed at Glenwood Lutheran Church. Helen attended Glenwood #5 (Lee) country school and graduated from Decorah High School as valedictorian of the Class of 1947. She worked for Attorney Shea as a secretary until she married.

September 25, 1949, she married Vernon Thomas Lien Olson at Glenwood Lutheran Church with Rev. Norman Dversdahl officiating. They farmed with her parents and purchased the family farm in 1955 where they raised their seven children.

Tue
19
Mar

Gary Larson

Gary L. Larson, 76, of Waterloo, died Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Rosewood Estate in Waterloo. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Waterloo with burial at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22 at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Wexford.

Public visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway Avenue in Waterloo, where there will be a 7 p.m. vigil. Visitation will continue for one hour before services at the church Thursday. Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or the church.

Gary was born July 8, 1942 in Waterloo, the son of Clarence George and Lorena Opal Petersen Larson. He married Alice Marie Mullarkey May 20, 1972 at Wexford. She died August 31, 2004. Gary served in the U.S. Army and was employed with John Deere for 38 years, retiring in 2000.

Tue
19
Mar

Theron Krambeer

Theron Krambeer, 58, of New Albin died Friday, March 1, 2019 at his home in New Albin. Visitation will be held from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, March 23 at the New Albin Community Center, New Albin.

Theron was born February 25, 1961 to Merlin Gene and Margaret (O’Hanley) Krambeer in Winthrop, MA. He graduated from Kee High School in Lansing with the Class of 1978.

Theron was united in marriage with Karla Halverson, and they later divorced. Theron worked as a Mechanic and Machinist for Trane Co. and Sebring Enterprise. He loved working on cars, motorcycles and anything with a motor.

Tue
12
Mar

Roger Zezulka

Roger Raymond Zezulka, age 78, of Lake Wales, FL went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at his residence. A memorial service was held Saturday, March 9 at First Baptist Church, Lake Wales, FL with Dr. Scott Markley officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First Baptist Church, Lake Wales.

Roger was born August 11, 1940 in Waukon to Raymond N. and Lorrayne (Wild) Zezulka. He has been a resident of the Lake Wales, FL area since 1977, coming from Iowa/Illinois. He lived in Haines City, FL for 19 years, moving to Lake Wales in 1996. Roger attended a one-room school house through eighth grade and at that point he went to “town” school. He later attended Ames University. He served in the U.S. Army in the late 1950s.

Tue
12
Mar

Troy Daman

Troy Burke Daman, 41, of Ft. Madison died Sunday, March 10, 2019 at his home after suffering a heart attack. Memorial service was held Saturday, March 16 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids with Rev. Christopher Podhajsky officiating. Inurnment was at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Troy is survived by his children, Noah and Sophia, of Ft. Madison, who were the loves of his life; his mother and stepfather, Kathy (Burke) and Harlan Sharp of Cedar Rapids; his father and stepmother, Vic and Laura Daman of Marion; his brother, Todd (Jamie) Daman of Marion; his sisters, Emily Daman of Santa Monica, CA and Carolyn (Marc) Gladson of Marion; his nieces, Kaytlin, Madilyn and Raelyn; his nephew due in May; and many relatives and friends.

Troy was preceded in death by his brother, Timothy Daman; his maternal grandparents, Mike and Hazel Mae Burke; and his paternal grandparents, Leo and Ruth Daman and Allene Harmon.

Tue
12
Mar

Esther “Shirley” Forde

Esther “Shirley” Forde, age 91, of Decorah died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. A Celebration of Life and Memory was held Wednesday, March 6 at Big Canoe Lutheran Church, Decorah with Rev. Kurt Bockoven officiating. Interment was in the Iowa River Cemetery.

Esther Shirley Forde was born July 12, 1927, the daughter of Theodore and Amanda (Sande) Berge near Springwater. She attended Pleasant #8 and Pleasant #1 country schools. After finishing school, Shirley helped her parents on the farm.

She married Omer Forde June 2, 1948 at the Big Canoe Lutheran Church. Together they farmed near Sattre from 1949 until 2005. Shirley was a lifelong member of Big Canoe Lutheran Church. She enjoyed gardening, canning fruits and vegetables, sewing, collecting cookbooks, raising her chickens and sheep, and most of all, just being on the farm.

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