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.

Thu
31
Oct

Adeline Hammel

Adeline Maxine Hammel, 93, of McGregor died Friday, October 25, 2019 at Great River Care Center, McGregor. Funeral Service was held Saturday, November 2 at Giard United Methodist Church, Giard with Rev. Deb. Parkison as the officiant.

Adeline Maxine was born January 22, 1926 to George and Mildred (Lamphere) Ingles at home in Lodomillo Township, Littleport. She attended country school in Mays Prairie, Waterville.

In her younger years, Adeline worked as a waitress at Indian Isle for many years. Adeline also worked at 3-M in Prairie du Chien, WI. She loved to travel, read and play cards.

Thu
31
Oct

Milton "Mit" Wilde

Milton “Mit” Wilde, 98, of Lansing died Monday, October 28, 2019 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. A Celebration of Life Service was held Saturday, November 2 at United Methodist Church, Lansing with Rev. Sedar Shako Wembonyana as the officiant. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing. Memorials may be made to Friends of Pool 9, Lansing; the Driftless Area Education and Visitors Center, Lansing; and Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Milton Garvin Wilde was born March 30, 1921 to Alvin Arthur and Ruth May (Steele) Wilde in New Albin. He graduated from Lansing High School in 1938. Mit joined the Army Air Force in January 1942 and served until November 1945. He reached the rank of Sergeant while serving as a radio operator on a C-47 within the 9th Air Force. Mit served overseas in England, France, Luxembourg and Germany.

Tue
29
Oct

Donald Ingalls

Donald G. Ingalls, 68, of New Albin passed away from a broken heart Sunday, October 20, 2019 at his home one year after losing his wife to cancer. He’s now happy and the grief is gone because he’s in Heaven with his wife, Sharon, who died October 22, 2018. Memorial services for both Don and Sharon were held Friday, October 25 at St. John’s Wheatland United Church of Christ in rural New Albin with Pastor Paul Burgess officiating. Inurnment was at Wheatland Cemetery.

Donald George Ingalls was born February 9, 1951 in Jackson, OH, the son of George and Helen Rita (Timmons) Ingalls. He was baptized April 8, 1951 at Holy Trinity Church in Jackson, OH. His father died when Don was a young child and his family then moved to northeast Iowa.

Tue
29
Oct

Beverly Bernhard

Beverly Anne Bernhard, 70, of Monona died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Graveside Service was held Saturday, November 2 at Giard Cemetery, Giard with Pastor Steve Oden as the officiant. A Celebration of Life was also held Saturday, November 2 at New Life Christian Church in Waukon.

Beverly Anne was born November 15, 1948 to Jack and Dorothy Sturgis in Michigan. After her high school graduation, Beverly continued her education, earning her B.A. and M.A in Music Education at Northern Michigan University.

Beverly was united in marriage with Gregory Alan Bernhard March 8, 1980 at Giard Methodist Church, Giard. Two daughters were born to this union, Molly and Suzanne. Beverly taught music at multiple schools throughout her career, including Milwaukee, Elkader and Prairie Catholic. Beverly loved music of all kinds, especially musical theater and singing with her family.

Wed
23
Oct

Donald Hunstad

Donald J. Hunstad, 86, of Waukon, formerly of Chaska, MN, died Monday, October 21, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services were held Monday, October 28 at Christ Presbyterian Church in Edina, MN with Pastor Melissa Schaser officiating. Burial will be at a later date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, MN. Memorials can be made to the Nickel Open Fund. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Donald Jerome Hunstad was born August 14, 1933 in Foldahl Township, MN, the son of Anton and Ethel (Haugen) Hunstad. He graduated from high school in Argyle, MN, then moved to Los Angeles, CA and worked as a chauffeur for Goodyear Tires. June 16, 1953, Don was drafted into the U.S. Army and stationed in Germany; he was discharged May 2, 1955. After returning home, Don graduated from the Minneapolis Business College and worked for the Downtown Chevytown car dealership as their financial manager before going moving to Foley Manufacturing.

Wed
23
Oct

Gary Englehorn

Gary Frederick Englehorn, age 82, a longtime resident of Naperville, IL, passed away October 19, 2019 at Brookdale of Lisle, IL. Family and friends gathered Friday, October 25 for a Memorial Service at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Naperville, IL. Inurnment followed at Ss. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Naperville, IL. For those wishing to leave a lasting tribute to Gary’s memory, donations to a charity of the donor’s choosing would be appreciated.

Gary was born July 23, 1937 in Lansing. Gary graduated from Lansing Public High School in 1955 and the State University of Iowa in 1961. In 1957, Gary had the pleasure of performing at the Rose Bowl as a cornet player in the Iowa Hawkeye marching band. Gary worked his entire career as a civil engineer for the Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago until his retirement in 1994.

Tue
22
Oct

Gaylord “Lee” Spores

Gaylord “Lee” Spores, 78, of Decorah died Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 25 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial will be at Freeport Cemetery in Freeport. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, October 24 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Gaylord Lee Spores was born February 17, 1941 in Dorchester, the son of James Jr., and Luain (Burroughs) Spores. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Methodist Church in Dorchester. Gaylord attended rural country schools in the Dorchester area and graduated from Waukon High School in 1959.

Following high school, he worked for several years as a carpenter for a lumber yard in Spring Grove, MN. Gaylord had a long career at DECO Products in Decorah, where he was a supervisor on an assembly line making zinc die cast products. In 1980 he married Doreen Rovang; they were later divorced.

Tue
22
Oct

Madonna Melcher

Madonna F. Melcher, 92, of Decorah, formerly of Harpers Ferry and Waukon, died October 18, 2019 surrounded by family at Wellington Place in Decorah, where she had resided since December 2016. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 22 at Living Faith United Methodist Church in McGregor with Pastor Deb Packison officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Madonna Frances Melcher was born November 8, 1926 in Giard Township, Clayton County, rural McGregor, the daughter of Edward “Lee” and Mildred (Campbell) Wilkins. She was baptized in Monona by Pastor George W. Turner and a member of the Living Faith United Methodist Church in McGregor.

Madonna was active in the women’s organizations and received a 12-year perfect attendance pin while teaching Sunday school. She will be remembered for the time she spent with her “Upper Room” devotional and her Bible.

Tue
22
Oct

Jean Groff

Jean Marie Groff, 95, of Ossian, formerly of Johnston, passed away October 9, 2019 at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, October 29 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian. The Rev. Robert Gross will be the celebrant.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, October 29 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. before mass time at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian. Inurnment will be held Wednesday, October 30 at 3 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian.

Jean (Becker) Groff was born February 20, 1924 in Ossian, the daughter of Charles and Mary (Peyer) Becker. She graduated from De Sales High School in Ossian and attended Hamilton Business College.

Tue
22
Oct

Anita Goeke

Anita Lynn Goeke, age 61, of Waukon died at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI Monday, October 14, 2019. Martin Funeral Home of Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.

Anita was the wife of Bruce Goeke; the mother of Keri Marting, Kacey Storlie, Travis Zellmer, Austin Jaramillo and Brent Goeke; and the grandmother of Dillion Jacobsen, Jordan Hughes, Drew Wedo, Jacey Jacobsen, Jackson Wedo, Reed Jacobsen and Demi Wedo. She was also a sister to Craig Echardt, Barb Barttelt, Marla Schaefer and Eric Echardt.
 

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