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
23
Jul

Eugene Mork

Eugene “Gene” Theodore Mork, 91, of Postville died Saturday, July 13, 2019. Funeral Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Pastor Lynn Noel as the officiant. Burial and Military Rites will follow at Postville Cemetery, Postville. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 1-3 p.m., Sunday at the church.

Gene was born March 26, 1928 to Enock Telmer and Selma Jeannette (Gjefle) Mork in Luana. He was baptized May 20, 1928 and confirmed August 2, 1942 at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder. Gene attended school in Luana and also Postville. Following his schooling, Gene proudly joined and served in the United States Navy for two years. He received the Quilt of Valor in May 2017.

Fri
19
Jul

Helen (Zoll) Hilts

Helen J. (Zoll) Hilts, age 93, of Onalaska, WI passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral Marion Chapel in La Crosse, WI Tuesday, July 23.

A private family burial will take place at a later date. Please visit www.dickinsonfuneralhomes for more information.

Tue
16
Jul

Dr. William “Bill” Clair

Dr. William “Bill” Patrick Clair, 72, of Waukon died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church or Veterans Memorial Hospital, both in Waukon.

Tue
16
Jul

Florence Schlake

Florence A. Schlake, 91, of Waukon died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society in Postville. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 17 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Lynn Noel officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Florence Annetta Schlake was born July 20, 1927 in Waukon, the daughter of Gilman and Annetta (Bakkum) Hanson. She lost her mother at a young age so her father became the central figure in her life. After graduating from Waukon High School in 1944, she attended Waukon Junior College for one year. Florence then worked at the telephone office in Waukon.

Tue
16
Jul

Margaret Krambeer

Margaret “Marge” Krambeer, 79, of New Albin died Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 13 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Albin with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, New Albin.

Margaret Kathleen Krambeer was born September 13, 1939 in East Boston, MA, the daughter of Cyril Joseph and Margaret Kathleen (Barrett) O’Hanley. She grew up in East Boston where she attended school until taking time off to care for her mother full time. Marge’s first jobs were with the Transitron Corp., a maker of transistors for jet engines, and the Peter Pan Peanut Butter Company.

Tue
16
Jul

Phyllis Drenth

Phyllis A. Drenth, age 83, of Decorah died Monday, July 8, 2019 at Thornton Manor Nursing Home in Lansing. Funeral Services were held Friday, July 12 at First United Methodist Church in Decorah with Rev. Hyeunmee Kang officiating. Burial was at Lowell Cemetery in Clarksville.

Phyllis Ann (Spencer) Drenth was born February 27, 1936 in Austin, MN, the daughter of Herman Cecil and Ella Mary (Anderson) Spencer. She grew up in rural Austin in Mower County, MN and graduated from Austin High School with the Class of 1954.

Phyllis met Lowell James Drenth at a New Year’s Eve dance in Clarksville in 1954. They were married at the United Methodist Church in Austin, MN February 15, 1958. Phyllis and Lowell were living and farming in Clarksville when their first son, Donovan James, was born in Waverly February 10, 1961. They bought a farm in Decorah in 1964 and their second son, Russell James, was born in Decorah December 12, 1967.

Tue
16
Jul

James Volk

James Charles Volk, 83, of Ferryville, WI was called home to our Lord Monday, July 8, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon after a courageous fight with lung cancer. A Celebraton of Life will be held at a later date.

He was born December 1, 1935 to John and Julia (Mullowney) Volk in Mauston, WI. Jim graduated high school from West Bend, WI. He joined and proudly served in the United States Navy.

Jim was united in marriage to Karen Sadowski December 29, 1980 in Prairie du Chien, WI. He was a self-made man that owned a variety of businesses throughout the years, including Beach Builders, Inc., Club Shi-la-lee tavern in Racine, WI and a tavern in St. Anthony, WI, the Corral.

Tue
16
Jul

Adaline Langland

Adaline Lois Langland, 90, of Waukon died Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Pastor Wayne Ellingson officiating. Burial will take place in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Grove, MN. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Adaline Lois Langland was born August 16, 1928 in Spring Grove, MN, the daughter of Nels and Sarah (Bidne) Nesheim. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove and graduated from Spring Grove High School in 1946.

August 25, 1946, she married Charles Edgar Hille Langland at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. Lois was a great seamstress, designing many wedding dresses at Fabric Chalet, and one of the best lefse bakers in the area as her lefse hardly ever had any big brown spots.

Tue
16
Jul

Mildred Osterholz

Mildred L. Osterholz, 99, of Waukon died Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 13 at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in Waukon, with Pastor Tim Rupert officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Mildred Louise Osterholz was born January 9, 1920 in Waukon, the daughter of Samuel J. and Mathilda (Nelson) Kaeser. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, graduated from Waukon High School in 1937 and attended Waukon Junior College.

Tue
16
Jul

Donald Kleinschmidt

Donald L. Kleinschmidt, 87, of Harpers Ferry died Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Memorial services with military honors will be held Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at the Ethel Robinson Meehan Community Center at Harpers Ferry.

A lunch will follow immediately after the service at the community center, where there will be time to greet the family. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.
 

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