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.

Fri
11
Dec

Ruth Ann Kelleher

Ruth Ann Kelleher, 90, died peacefully at her home in Cedar Rapids Thursday, December 10, 2020 following a brief illness. Private family funeral services were held Tuesday, December 15 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery, Lansing.

Memorials may be given to Immaculate Conception Church, 857 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403, or to the charity of choice. Martin-Grau Funeral Home of Waukon handled arrangements.

Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her dear husband, Karl F. Kelleher, who died May 4, 2000; her parents, Fred and Mabel (Doehler) Intlekofer; three brothers: James (Madalyn), Charles and Francis “Handy”; her sister, Mary Intlekofer; and five nieces and nephews.

She is survived by her sister-in-law, Lucille Intlekofer of Seattle, WA; her sister-in-law, Theresa (Tony) Link of Waukon; 24 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Thu
10
Dec

Gary Cooper

Gary L. Cooper, 72, recently of Decorah and longtime resident of Waukon, died Monday, December 7, 2020 at Pinnacle Care Initiatives in Cedar Falls of COVID-19. There will be no services at this time, but there will be a celebration of life for Gary at a later date, with burial of ashes at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family.

Gary Lynn Cooper was born April 25, 1948 in Postville to Hubert W. Cooper and Ruth (Kugel) Cooper. He grew up on farms near Postville, Lansing and Waukon. He was confirmed at First Presbyterian Church, and attended schools in Church and Waukon, graduating in 1966. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in 1970, serving on the aircraft carriers USS Yorktown and USS Intrepid. One memorable experience was picking up astronauts from an Apollo mission.

Wed
09
Dec

Dorothy McCormick

Dorothy A. McCormick, 96, of Harpers Ferry died Monday, December 7, 2020 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, WI. Funeral services were held Friday, December 11 at St. Pius Cherry Mound Catholic Church in rural Harpers Ferry with Fr. Sean Smith and Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery.

Cards may be sent to Don McCormick at 485 Ion Road, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled the arrangements.

Dorothy A. McCormick was born June 2, 1924 in McGregor, the daughter of Otto and Lottie (McMillan) Duball. She graduated from McGregor High School in 1942 and then worked for the telephone company in McGregor. January 8, 1945, she married Emmett Joseph McCormick at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McGregor. Dorothy and Emmett farmed the family farm in Fairview Township, rural Harpers Ferry, where they raised Holstein and Angus cattle, hogs and crops over the years.

Wed
09
Dec

Thomas Wiebke

Saturday, December 5, 2020, Thomas “Tom” George Wiebke, 79, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away from a heart attack while deer hunting. Funeral services were held Friday, December 11 at St. Luke’s Church, Eitzen, MN.

Tom was born June 9, 1941 in Caledonia, MN to Junior and Lucy (Meyer) Wiebke. He grew up on a farm in rural Eitzen and later moved to town, where he attended grade school. He graduated from Caledonia High School in 1959, where he excelled in both academics and athletics. He then attended the University of Minnesota for two years before returning home to join the family business and be with his father during his prevailing health issues.

Tue
08
Dec

James Howard

James “Jim” H. Howard, Sr., 71, of Waukon died Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Services will be held at a later date at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.

Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family. Cards and condolences may be sent to Betty Howard at 922 Fourth Street NW, Lot 25, Waukon, IA 52172.

James Harvey Howard, Sr. was born November 20, 1949 in Postville, the son of Harvey and Edith (Worchel) Howard. May 24, 1975, he married Betty Barker. Jim loved spending time with family and friends, telling stories and making people laugh. He was an avid Ford fan and enjoyed dirt track racing.

Jim is survived by his wife, Betty, of Waukon; his children: James, Jr. (Stephanie) of Cape Coral, FL, Sheila (Scott) Panos of Waukon, Joe (Nicole) of Waukon, Paul of Davenport and Luke of Waukon; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a special neighbor, Kelly, and her family.

Tue
08
Dec

Alfred Olsen

Alfred W. Olsen, 90, of Waukon, formerly of Lansing, died Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 10 at 1 p.m. at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home in Lansing with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial with military honors will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a limited attendance service will be held and social distancing and wearing of masks is required. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be sent to the Allamakee County Veterans Affairs Office, c/o Allamakee County Courthouse, 110 Allamakee Street, Waukon, IA 52172. Condolences may be sent to Jim Olsen at P.O. Box 340, Lowden, IA 52255.

Tue
08
Dec

Brother Leo Jones

Brother Leo Jones, FSC, 80, died December 1, 2020 at Amita Adventist Hospital in Bolingbrook, IL. Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 12 at the St. Charles Borromeo Center on the campus of Lewis University in Romeoville, IL with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11 a.m. The services will be live streamed on the Lewis University’s You Tube channel at the following link: https://youtu.be/fSrh6IkLe4Y. Masks and social distancing will be required, and the number of participants will be limited. Interment will be at the Moody Cemetery in McGregor.

Memorials may be made to Christian Brothers Retirement Fund, 7650 S. County Line Rd., Burr Ridge, IL 60527; to St. Patrick School in Waukon; or to La Salle Manor Retreat Center, 12480 Galena Road, Plano, IL 60545.

Tue
08
Dec

Lila Weipert

Lila Eleanor Schellhammer Weipert, 89, of McGregor died Monday, November 30, 2020 at Great River Care Center in McGregor. A Private Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McGregor. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to McGregor American Legion and Auxiliary or St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Lila was born April 3, 1931 to George and Minnie (Uren) Schellhammer in Lansing. She attended country school and later earned her G.E.D. November 13, 1947, Lila was united in marriage with Francis Weipert in Lansing.

Lila was known for baking pies, bread and cookies. She enjoyed watching the Hawkeyes, Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs. Her favorite pastime was spending time with family.

Tue
08
Dec

Florence McKee

Florence Lavina McKee, 102, of Lansing passed away Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. There was a private family graveside service held Wednesday, November 18. The family will also be having a Public Celebration of Life at a later date.

Florence was born in the Lansing area January 18, 1918 to Dwight and Bessie (Darnell) Van Brocklin. She attended Lansing area schools through the ninth grade.

Florence was united in marriage with Arthur McKee December 23, 1935. Five children were born to this union: Harris, Keith, Thomas, Gary and Phyllis. Florence was a devoted housewife and always made sure her family was well taken care of.

Mon
07
Dec

Lloyd Rolfs

Lloyd W. Rolfs, 84, of Lansing, formerly of Castalia, died Thursday, December 3, 2020 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 9 at 11 a.m. at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with Fr. Sean Smith officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of a mask is required. Cards may be sent to James Rolfs at 2458 Cedar Valley Road, Apt. 2, Decorah, IA 52101.

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