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
16
Mar

Mabel Sires

Mabel Sires, 90, of Mabel, MN, formerly of Spring Grove, MN, died Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel, MN. Private graveside service will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Grove, MN. The Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel, MN is assisting with arrangements.

Mabel Marie (Dougherty) Sires came into this world May 28, 1930, a gift for all of us, but first to her parents, Johnnie and Anna (Hawes) Dougherty. She took on the role of caregiver early in her youth as she lost her mother at a young age and helped her dad greatly with her brothers and sisters as the second oldest daughter in the family. Mabel loved being a mom and grandma and spent many years taking care of others as a home health aide.

Tue
16
Mar

Delores Needham Fee

Delores Marie Needham Fee was born October 5, 1938 in Waukon to Leo and Ethel (Burckart) Needham. She passed away March 4, 2021 at the hospital in Newton, KS. A memorial service will be held at a later date in the Waukon area.

Delores “Dee” Fee grew up in the Monona area most of her life. She married Clarence “Pete” Fee August 8, 1958 in Waukegan, IL. Two sons were born into this marriage, Craig and Brian. The marriage ended in 1978.

Dee continued to live around the Waukon and Lansing area where she worked many different types of jobs. She retired from Cabela’s in 2016 after 17-plus years.

Dee loved the outdoors. She could be found horseback riding, hunting, camping, fishing, looking for ginseng, feeding her birds, making s’mores or grilling a juicy steak. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Tue
16
Mar

Ann Haney

Ann J. Haney, 80, of Waukon died Friday, March 12, 2021 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Private family graveside services will be held at Iowa River Cemetery in rural Dorchester with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Cards and condolences may be sent to Karen Henning at 1646 Valdres Road, Decorah, IA 52101. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Ann Jeanette Haney was born December 10, 1940 in Wisconsin to Arnold Orlando and Olga Marie (Galstad) Lunde. When she was nine years old, they moved to Spring Grove, MN where she also attended school. December 20, 1958, Ann married Reginald “Skip” Fillmore Haney at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove. The couple raised their family in the rural areas of Decorah and Waukon.

Tue
09
Mar

Pamela Haney

Pamela K. Haney, 52, of McGregor passed away peacefully February 24, 2021 after a long illness. The family will have a private service in the spring at Big Canoe Lutheran Church, Decorah.

Pamela Kay Haney was born September 15, 1968 to Reginald and Ann (Lunde) Haney. She graduated from Kee High School in Lansing. Pam worked in Lansing and McGregor and also in the east as a nanny. She was an amazing artist, loved nature and was the kindest person.

She was preceded in death by her father, Reginald Haney, along with all of her grandparents and many aunts and uncles. Survivors include her mother, Ann; her brothers and sisters, Regina (Kevin) Ashbacher, Steve Haney, Dave Haney, Brian Haney and Karen (Lynn) Henning; her nieces and nephews, Taylor and Tanner Haney, Gary, Scott and Brett Gibbs, and Khloe Henning; and her longtime friend and partner in life, Ronald “Shawn” Kleinow; along with great-nieces and great-nephews.

Tue
09
Mar

Kenneth Wendel

Kenneth Storla Wendel, 91, of Postville, our dearest husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Friday, February 26, 2021. Funeral services were held privately at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, with interment immediately following at Postville Cemetery.

Kenny was born  November 8, 1929 to Earl G. and Olga S. (Storla) Wendel on the family farm just south of Churchtown. In 1934 the family moved to a farm north of Waterville. Kenny graduated from Waterville High School in 1948. He also began working on the farm with his father, learning to farm and milk cows.

September 16, 1950, he was united in marriage to Marcella A. Cowell at the Volney Methodist Church. Kenneth and Marcella moved to a farm in the Postville area in 1963. Kenneth’s parents also moved at that time and his father continued to assist with work on the farm.

Tue
09
Mar

Pamela Norton

Pamela A. Norton, age 71, of Windsor, WI passed away peacefully Friday, March 5, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Friday, March 12 at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 623 Jefferson Street in DeForest, WI, with Fr. Kumud Nayak presiding. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass Friday at the church. Burial will be at St. Olaf Catholic Cemetery, also in DeForest, WI.

Pam was born May 16, 1949 near Waterville to Joseph and Eunice (Gavin) Norton. She graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Waukon in 1967. Pam worked at Colonial Manor Nursing Home for 20 years and retired from St. Mary’s Care Center as an office manager in 2011.

She was a devout Catholic and faithful member of St. Olaf Catholic Church.

Mon
08
Mar

Janet Snitker

Janet L. Snitker, 83, of Waukon died Friday, March 5, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 9 at Salem United Church of Christ with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating, and burial was in the church cemetery in rural Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Janet Lucille Snitker was born July 27, 1937 in Waukon, the daughter of Herbert Palmer and Clara (Olson) Larsen. She was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church, attended Jefferson #1 country school in rural Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1955.

Tue
02
Mar

Robert Kolsrud

Robert H. Kolsrud, 90, of Waukon died Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 6 at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial with military honors was in the church cemetery.

Robert Howard Kolsrud was born January 15, 1931 in Waukon, the son of Helmer and Emma (Busness) Kolsrud. Robert grew up on a farm outside of Waterville. He was baptized and confirmed at East Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waterville and attended Waterville schools.

Growing up as an only child, Robert enjoyed horseback riding, fishing and hunting with his dog, Blue. His mom endured some health issues which imprisoned her to a nursing home when Robert was nine years old. Robert had a cream route with the Waterville Creamery at age 16 and also used a hand plow to plow gardens for others as a side job.

Tue
02
Mar

Juliet “Judy” Mahr

Juliet Doris (Sollien) “Judy” Mahr of Lime Springs passed away suddenly February 22, 2021 in Northwood at the age of 94. Mass of Christian Burial for Judy was held for family and close friends Saturday, February 27 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco with Father Jacob Rouse officiating. Burial took place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery following the service.

Judy was born November 5, 1926 in Spring Grove, MN to Johannes and Dora (Auna) Sollien and raised in Quandahl where she enjoyed her work at the Highlandville Store and held numerous other jobs in the area. Judy met the love of her life, Eugene “Gene” Mahr, at Matter’s Ballroom in Decorah. They married July 21, 1947 in Dorchester.

Gene and Judy worked together every day of their married lives. Most of those years were spent farming and raising their large family of 11 children. In 1960, they found their forever home and moved to Howard County in Iowa.

Tue
02
Mar

Joan Williams

Joan (Wendt) Williams, 81, formerly of Marshalltown, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. To honor her wishes, cremation rites will be given and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3 at Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time. For further information or to send her family a condolence, please visit mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234.

Joan Yvonne Williams was born March 29, 1939 in Manchester, the daughter of Clarence and Eva (Bacon) Wendt. She grew up there and graduated from Manchester High School with the Class of 1957. September 26, 1958, she was united in marriage to James Williams in Delaware. The couple made their home on Seventh Street in Marshalltown, which was a great neighborhood with many great mothers living on that street.

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