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.

Wed
11
Jul

Kathryn Spencer

Kathryn M. Spencer, 89 of Valparaiso, IN passed away Saturday, July 7, 2018. Visitation will be held Monday, July 16 from 9-11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1700 Monticello Park Drive in Valparaiso, IN with a Funeral Service beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Kathryn was born April 23, 1929 in Oak Park, IL to George Otto and Marie Elizabeth (Keller) Ehlers, Sr. Kathryn was a homemaker who supported her family by working at Sears, Patton Tractor and Mirror Reflector Service. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, which is located in Valparaiso, IN.

Fri
06
Jul

Alice Heim

Alice Nellie Heim, 83, of Lansing went to be with the Lord in the early morning of July 1, 2018. She had been a resident of Willow Gardens Care Center in Marion for the past month and a half. She was blessed to have all her extended family visit and care for her.

Funeral Service was held Saturday, July 7 at Lansing United Methodist Church, Lansing with Pastor Sedar Wembonyama and Dawn Coffman as officiants. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Alice was born July 19, 1934 to Sarah Jane Cole and Charles Behrends. She grew up in the Lansing area and attended local schools.

Alice received her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certificate in 1974 and for many years was an in-home caregiver for residents of Waukon and Lansing. She also loved to cook and spent her later years cooking at Sweeney’s On the River. She loved her afternoon sessions playing cards at Shep’s and with other friends for hours every chance she got.

Thu
05
Jul

Paul Baxter

Paul L. Baxter, 54, of Davenport passed away June 14, 2018. A private family service is planned.

Paul Leonard Baxter was born November 16, 1963 to Hazel and Bill Baxter. He was employed at Roederer Moving Company for the past 13 years.

Paul was a man of few words with a shy, sweet smile that engaged many. He was especially dedicated to his mother and used his woodworking skills to make her tables and dresser drawers. On a moment’s notice he would drive home to help her weed the garden or rototill an ever-larger garden. He was known for his mechanical skills and finding unique ways to fix cars. He was loved by his family.

Thu
05
Jul

William Ohloff

William Charles Ohloff, 86, of Castalia died Sunday, June 24, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in Postville. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 6 at St. Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the Officiant. Burial will follow at Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. Prayer Service Thursday, July 5 at St. Paul Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, Postville. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the church Friday.

William Charles was born June 21, 1932 to Charles and Velma (Schultz) Ohloff in Postville. He graduated from Postville High School in 1950.

Wed
04
Jul

Lilly Peterson

Lilly Joyce Peterson, age 89, of Duluth, MN passed away Sunday July 1, 2018 at Grand Village in Grand Rapids, MN. Memorial Service was held Monday, July 9 at the temporary location of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Duluth, MN. Rev. David Carlson officiated. Inurnment was in Park Hill Cemetery, Duluth, MN.

Lilly was born December 25, 1928 to Einar and Marie Lorentson in Waterville. She grew up and attended school in Waterville and while in high school, Lilly was a star high school basketball player and valedictorian. She attended St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota-Duluth (UMD).

Mon
02
Jul

Joseph "Joe" O'Neill

Joseph “Joe” Francis O’Neill, 44, of Waukon passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, June 30, 2018 surrounded by his family. He courageously fought stage IV lung cancer for two years before being called to his heavenly home. Throughout his battle, Joe still lived life to the fullest, doing what he loved with his family and friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at Wexford Cemetery, rural Lansing. Friends may call from 3-8 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 2:30 p.m. scripture service.

Joe was born September 26, 1973 to John and Mary (Conway) O’Neill in La Crosse, WI. He was raised around the Lansing-Harpers Ferry area and attended Waterville Elementary before attending Waukon High School, where he was active in basketball, track and baseball.

Mon
02
Jul

Virgil Herman

Virgil C. Herman, 84, of Waukon died Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 3 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Burial with military rites was held at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Virgil Carlton Herman was born January 20, 1934 on a farm near Waukon. His parents were John and Alice (Sanderson) Herman. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1952. Virgil’s father died at a young age, so along with his brother and uncles he helped operate the family farm from the age of 11. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany for a year.

Thu
28
Jun

Wanda Anderson

Wanda M. Anderson, 86, of Waukon died Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Memorial services were held Friday, June 29 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.
Wanda Mae Anderson was born February 19, 1932 in Waukon, the daughter of Lester and Velma (Brandt) Neverman. She attended rural elementary schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1950.

August 6, 1951, she married Ralph “Rocky” Anderson at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Wanda worked at the Soda Grill and Shamrock Inn as a waitress for several years. She also worked at the bowling alley and also as a cook for the Allamakee Community School District before she retired.

Tue
26
Jun

Julie Twombly Peters

Julie Marie Schoulte Twombly Peters, 91, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Waukon, died Friday, June 22, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Her passing was very peaceful. There are no services planned at this time.

Julie was born September 24, 1926 to Katherine (Riley) and Casper Schoulte. She was raised on the Schoulte family farm near McGregor. She attended Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA) in Dubuque and graduated from Monona High School, Monona. She received her RN designation from Mercy School of Nursing, Marion in 1947. Many years later, Julie went on to the University of Dubuque, where she earned her BSN.

July 31, 1950 Julie married Robert (Bob) J. Twombly. Julie put her nursing experience to work for more than 40 years. During Bob’s time in the Army, she was able to move the family as his service demanded, eventually being promoted to the Nurse Manager of the ER (Emergency Room) for Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, NC.

Mon
25
Jun

Owen Thorson

Owen (Ole) Arthur Thorson, age 85, of Spring Grove, MN passed away Saturday, June 23 at his home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 28 at 11 a.m. at Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church in rural Dorchester with Pastor Elizabeth Hermeier officiating. Burial will be in Iowa River Cemetery, rural Dorchester. Friends may call Wednesday, June 27 from 4-7 p.m. at Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove, MN and one hour prior to services at the church Thursday.

Owen was born February 25, 1933 in Spring Grove, MN to Arnold and Della (Tilleras) Thorson. He was a lifelong area resident and was a 1951 Spring Grove High School graduate.

October 23, 1953 Owen married Carol Harvey at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in New Albin. Owen worked at Trane Company in La Crosse, WI for 25 years, at MCI and Ja-Son Construction companies. He was also a farmer, logger and stock car driver, and a Norwegian story teller.

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