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
04
Sep

Kendall “Jack” Robinson

Kendall “Jack” Robinson, 83, passed away in his home August 27, 2018 in Winter Haven, FL. Cremation will take place in Florida where a small private service is planned.

Jack Robinson was born May 3, 1935 in Hanover, IL to Charles and Florence Robinson. After high school graduation, he attended the University of Wisconsin at Platteville in pursuit of an engineering degree. He also played basketball on the freshman team. He would later say, “I was pretty good at basketball, but found out the country is full of guys pretty good at basketball.”

In 1957, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music and an English minor from Coe College, located in Cedar Rapids. Jack performed with the Coe College Symphony Orchestra. One of his fondest college memories was marching with the Coe College Band in President Eisenhower’s 1957 inauguration parade.

Tue
04
Sep

Loretta Snitker

Loretta M. Snitker, 87, of Tomah, WI, formerly of Waukon, died Monday, August 27, 2018 in Tomah, WI at the home of her daughter, Diane Schmidt, who was her caretaker since July 2015. Funeral services were held Friday, August 31 at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating and burial at the church cemetery. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.

Loretta Mae Snitker was born June 6, 1931 on her parents’ farm in Round Prairie Township, Waukon; she was the only child of Melvin and Thelma (Kolsrud) Gjefle. Loretta was baptized and confirmed at West Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waukon by Rev. Unseth. She grew up on her parents’ farm in Jefferson Township and attended Jefferson #1 School through eighth grade. In 1949, she graduated from Waukon High School.

Tue
04
Sep

Jeanette “Jo” Fintel

Jeanette Esther “Jo” (Kosbau) Fintel, age 93, of Greer, SC, formerly of Roanoke, VA, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018. For more information, visit www.johnmoakey.com.
 

Tue
04
Sep

James Lippe

James Emil Lippe of Youngsville, NC, formerly of Waukon and Ames, passed away in Fargo, ND August 30, 2018 while on vacation. Memorial Service will be held at the Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 5. Instead of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN through stjude.org.

Jim was born in Waukon April 6, 1938 to Emil and Edna Lippe. He attended Waukon schools, graduating in 1956, and attended University of Northern Iowa, where he graduated with a teaching degree. He then attended Murray State University, graduating with a double masters degree in Chemistry and Administration in 1969.

Tue
28
Aug

Faith Ericson

Faith Arlene (Shaw) Ericson, 71, of Lansing died surrounded by her family Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 26 at Center Baptist Church in rural Lansing, with Pastor Matthew Majewski officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Faith was born January 12, 1947 to John and Donna (Carroll) Shaw of New Hartford. In 1957 the family moved to Waterloo. Faith graduated from East High School in 1965 and then spent two years at Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City, NY before returning to Waterloo.

She married Roger Allan Ericson June 17, 1972 at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church in Waterloo. In 1975 they moved back to Roger’s home farm in Lansing, with their young son, David.

Tue
28
Aug

Duane Brandt

Duane M. Brandt, 66, of Postville died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside services with military honors were held Saturday, August 25 at the Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery, rural Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Duane Marcus Brandt was born in Waukon August 5, 1951, the son of Marcus and Yvonne (Kugel) Brandt. In 1970, he graduated from Waukon High School, and he served in the United States Air Force from 1970-1974. As a jet engine mechanic, Duane was stationed in South Dakota, Guam and Alaska.

Wed
22
Aug

Curtis Brandsmeier

Curtis Richard Brandsmeier, 73, of Waukon died Monday, August 20, 2018 at his home. A celebration of life service was held Friday, August 24 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Sam Houser officiating the service. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Curt was born July 17, 1945 in Waukon,  the son of Clarence and Ruth (Kehr) Brandsmeier. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ and  graduated from Waukon High School in 1963, during which time he participated in baseball, football and wrestling. Curt served in the National Guard from 1965-1966.

Curt married the love of his life, Jan Halverson, March 18, 1967 at First Presbyterian Church in Lansing. Together they raised two children, Kris and Brian, on their farmstead in Jefferson Township in rural Waukon.

Tue
21
Aug

Thomas Guider

Thomas Theodore Guider, 81, of Lansing died Sunday, August 5, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 20 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Tom was born April 17, 1937 in Lansing to Myron and Kathleen (Weipert) Guider. He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1955. Tom held various jobs until he joined the United States Army from 1958 to 1959. Later, Tom worked as a psychiatric technician at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, WI from 1961 to 1971. This is where he met his future wife.

Tom was united in marriage with Marion Hooker October 26, 1963 at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, Westport, WI. They started their family, living in Waunakee, WI. Over time, seven children were born to this union. From 1968 to 1969, Tom attended Madison Area Technical College, earning his licensed practical nursing (LPN) degree.

Tue
21
Aug

William “Bill” Collins

William “Bill” A. Collins, 63, of Waterville died Friday, August 17, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 24 at 11 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating and burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, August 23 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

William Allen Collins was born December 9, 1954 in Waukon, the son of Grant William and Vergene Joyce (Harris) Collins. He was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. After graduating from Waukon High School, Bill furthered his education in Des Moines. He lived and worked on the family farm in Waterville, where he raised sheep. For several years, he also assisted with surveying for Bill Vorseth and Roger Mohn.

Tue
21
Aug

Jamie Bjornsen

Jamie Marie Bjornsen, 59, of Lansing died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI. A Celebration of Life was held Thursday, August 16 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home, Lansing.

Jamie Marie Scholtes was born June 7, 1959, the fifth child of James and Kathleen Scholtes. As a child, she enjoyed sewing. She liked clothes, but she didn’t like sharing them, especially with her sisters. Some of the favorite memories of her as a child include when she flipped over her handlebars while riding to the swimming pool, making rubber mats out of tires with her siblings, the time when her siblings hid from her in the corn fields and when she passed out on her mom in the kitchen. She also slid over her younger brother on a plastic sled.

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