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
06
Nov

Raymond Hildebrand

Raymond L. Hildebrand, 98, of Waukon died Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Waukon with Rev. Kim Gates officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call one hour before the services Thursday at the church.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Center or Veterans Memorial Hospital, both in Waukon.

Tue
06
Nov

Philip Storla

Philip Storla, 88, of Waukon died Friday, November 2, 2018 at his home. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, November 7 at 1 p.m. at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah with Pastor Stacey Nalean-Carlson officiating and burial at Glenwood Cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services at the church Wednesday. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Philip Orville Ruen Storla was born July 8, 1930 in rural Waukon, the son of Olvin Peter and Stella Irene (Ruen) Storla. He was baptized and confirmed at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah and graduated from Waukon High School in 1948. Phil has lived on the family farm in Glenwood Township, rural Waukon his entire life, where he milked cows and raised crops, beef cattle, chickens, pigs and sheep. Phil sold eggs for several years and enjoyed visiting with his customers. He was a member of Glenwood Lutheran Church.

Tue
06
Nov

John “Charlie” Kofron

John Charles “Charlie” Kofron, 88, of Harpers Ferry, formerly of Cedar Falls, died Monday, October 29, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. He has been cremated and there will be no services at his request. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Charlie Kofron was born March 9, 1930 in Cedar Falls, the son of Edward and Mary (Bonn) Kofron. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Cedar Falls and graduated from Cedar Falls High School in 1948. Charlie was self taught to become a certified public accountant, passing the CPA exam the first time he took it.

He worked for Culter Hardware for several years before working for Wiessman Industries, both in Waterloo, retiring in 1996. During the summer months he lived in Harpers Ferry and wintered in Meza, AZ. Charlie enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding his bicycle, taking part in RAGBRAI with his brother, Phil, several times.

Tue
06
Nov

Clara Ebner

Clara E. Ebner, 91, of rural Lansing died Thursday, October 4, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 10 from 2-4 p.m. at the Farm Bureau building in Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family.

Clara Estelle Ebner was born December 4, 1926 in Huntsville, AL, the daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth (Durham) Brewer. She was baptized and confirmed in the Baptist church and grew up in the cotton mill village of Twickenham in Huntsville. While in school, Clara worked for a drug store and its soda fountain. After graduating from high school, she moved to Anderson, IN to work in the Trobridge Grocery bakery department while living with relatives. She then moved to Caledonia, MN to live with her sister, Virginia.

Sun
04
Nov

Alberta Troendle

Alberta Troendle, 101, of Lansing died Thursday, November 1, 2018 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, November 5 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Alberta was born in rural New Albin March 11, 1917 to George and Elizabeth (Wall) Hammell. After graduation, Alberta completed Finishing School and taught at a local country school until her marriage to Joseph Francis Troendle November 24, 1938 at New Albin. They celebrated 70 years of marriage before Joe’s death in 2009.

Alberta volunteered at many things through the years: 4-H leader (11 years), CCD teacher (11 years), ACCW Officer (13 years), Meals on Wheels (16 years), Sacristan at Immaculate Conception Church (16 years), Preschool Assistant, Share Food Program and Thornton Manor Resident Advocate and Volunteer (22 years).

Tue
30
Oct

Walter Germann, Jr.

Walter Germann, Jr., 85, of rural Postville died Monday, October 29, 2018 at his home. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 2 at Smithfield Cemetery in rural Monona with Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 1 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon and also from 10-11 a.m. Friday, November 2 at the funeral home.

Walter Germann, Jr. was born January 3, 1933 in rural Clermont, the son of Walter, Sr. and Marjorie (Heubner) Germann. December 31, 1947, he was baptized at First Baptist Church in Elgin. Walter attended country school and graduated from Clermont High School in 1952. October 22, 1958, he was married to LaVon Kurth at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg by the Rev. Steege. Walter started farming with his father, living in the same house until 1974. He and LaVon then moved their family to a farm in Franklin Township, north of Postville, where he was living at the time of his death.

Tue
30
Oct

Sharon Ingalls

Sharon K. Ingalls, 69, of New Albin passed away from lung cancer Monday, October 22, 2018 at 12:32 p.m. at her home. Consecration of the ground at the burial site at St. John’s Wheatland United Church of Christ, rural New Albin and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials can be sent to Don Ingalls, 103 Pleasant Avenue, New Albin, IA 52160. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.

Tue
30
Oct

Norma Smrcina

Norma R. Smrcina, 84, of Waukon died Friday, October 26, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services were held Monday, October 29 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Inurnment was at Calvary Cemetery, Prairie du Chien, WI.

Norma Rita Smrcina was born April 5, 1934 in Bloomington, WI, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Errthum) Crubel. She grew up in Bloomington and attended the Catholic school through the eighth grade, at which point she was needed at home to help take care of her five brothers. Norma also worked in Prairie du Chien, WI as a telephone operator.

Tue
30
Oct

Geraldine Connor

Geraldine H. Connor, age 92, of Waukon passed away October 24, 2018. Funeral Mass will take place Wednesday, October 31 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with visitation held for one hour prior to the Funeral Mass, from 10-11 a.m., at St. Patrick Church. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. The family requests that memorials be made to St. Patrick School in Waukon.

Geraldine was born July 5, 1926 in Dubuque to Francis and Helen Kimmich Kurt. She was baptized in Dubuque. Up until the age of five she lived in her grandparents’ home. Geraldine always remembered that time with her Grandma Kimmich very fondly. In 1933 her family moved to Waukon, where she attended school until her graduation in 1944 at St. Patrick’s School. During her teen years and up to her marriage, Geraldine worked at Hale’s Drugstore. She met her future husband there.

Tue
23
Oct

Dorothy May Ager

Dorothy May Ager, age 84, of Waterville died Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be Friday, October 26 at 11 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, rural Waterville, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Friday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to North American Lutheran Seminary or Lutheran World Relief.

May was born May 17, 1934 in Perth, Western Australia, the daughter of Cyril and Edith (Avenell) Smith. May trained as a teacher and taught in both Western Australia and Papua New Guinea where she met the love of her life, Theodore Charles Ager. May and Ted were married at Claremont Methodist Church, Western Australia June 13, 1959.

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