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.

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Kathleen Saewert

Kathleen E. Saewert, 77, of Waukon died Thursday, February 11, 2021 at her home in Boyd, WI. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 20 at 11 a.m. at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial will be at Lansing Ridge Cemetery, rural Lansing. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Friday, February 19 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks is encouraged.

Kathleen Elizabeth Saewert was born December 1, 1943 in Cheyenne, WY, the daughter of Earl Joseph and Marie Lavaun (Kelly) Kelly. When she was a young child, Kathleen’s family moved to the Wexford area of Allamakee County, where she attended Wexford and Harpers Ferry schools. Besides being a homemaker, Kathleen also worked for 37 years at Northern Engraving in Waukon.

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Florence Lea Flaherty

Florence Diane Lea Flaherty of Fort Dodge passed away peacefully while surrounded by family Saturday January 30, 2021 in St. Paul, MN after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a shining light in this world for all who knew her, recognized as a hard worker, never afraid of a challenge, generous with her time, and a person of strong faith who dearly loved her family and friends.

Florence Diane was born April 13, 1950 and grew up on a farm near Waterville, the fourth of nine children.  She learned the value of hard work early in life, and never forgot it. She attended Waldorf College in Forest City and Luther College in Decorah. She then attended the University of Iowa, where she met her husband, Michael. They married in 1978. She taught English at Fort Dodge Middle School for over 30 years and won the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching.

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Edward Roed

Edward W. Roed, 79, of Waukon died Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Private family memorial services will be held at Hauge Lutheran Church in rural Decorah with Pastor Nancy Solomonson officiating. Burial will be at Hauge Cemetery at a later date.

Cards may be sent to Ann Roed at 1026 Highway 9, Waukon, IA 52172. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Edward Walter Roed was born May 30, 1941 in Decorah, the son of Edwin and Edna (Sharp) Roed. He was baptized and confirmed at Hauge Lutheran Church in rural Decorah and graduated from Decorah High School in 1959. In 1962, he married Linda Sensor at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They had two children, Brenda and Brian. Linda died in 1985. Ed worked as a security guard at John Deere in Waterloo, retiring in 1998.

April 24, 1987, he married Ann Regan at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilbertville. They moved to rural Waukon in 1998.

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Mark Miller

Mark A. Miller, 66, of Waukon died Friday, February 12, 2021 at his son’s home in rural Waukon after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Mark always maintained a strong faith and positive outlook throughout his illness.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 16 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. A private family memorial service will be held at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks is encouraged.

Mark Allen Miller was born November 14, 1954 in Waukon, the son of Frederick and Marjorie (Bareis) Miller. He was baptized at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Postville, confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School.

Mark then graduated from college at Northeast Area One in Calmar with a degree in Farm Implement Mechanics in 1974.

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Edward Lauerman, Jr.

Edward A. Lauerman, Jr. passed away peacefully January 31, 2021 at his home in Warrington, PA surrounded by his family. A Mass was held at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church and burial will be later in Waukon.

Ed was born July 24, 1937 in Sparta, WI to Ed and Marguerite Lauerman. Following graduation from Sparta High School he and his parents moved to Waukon.

In 1957 he started his banking career at Waukon State Bank as a bookkeeper. Throughout his banking career he was associated with Luana Savings Bank, Fidelity Bank and Trust in Dyersville, and Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank in Waukon where he served as President and CEO until his retirement. Upon his retirement he was recognized by the Iowa Bankers Association for 50 years in banking.

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Dorothy Dittman

Dorothy Dittman, age 85, living most of her life in Clinton but most recently of Waukon, died Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Dorothy Ann was born January 8, 1936 to Herbert L. A. and Esther M. (Benzing) Schlitter in Waukon.

A memorial service is being held this Saturday, February 20 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 1704 Green Valley Road NW in Waukon, with Pastor Matthew Majewski officiating. Burial is at Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton.
 

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Wayne Hammel

Wayne J. Hammel, 84, of Lansing, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, February 8, 2021 at Thornton Manor Care Center, Lansing. Private Family Funeral Service was held Saturday, February 13. Burial is at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements are with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.

Wayne was born January 18, 1937 in Lansing, the son of Paul and Adeline (Troendle) Hammel. August 10, 1957, he married Karen Schulte at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waukon. Wayne and Karen settled in Cedar Rapids, where Wayne had multiple jobs throughout the years and ultimately built his own business remodeling and building homes.

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Dennis Shepherd

Dennis “Denny” Shepherd, 80, of Manchester passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Private Mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 12 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hiawatha.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, February 11 at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services in Cedar Rapids with a Rosary Service beginning at 7 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Friends and extended family are invited to watch the Mass via livestream. Please find the livestream link on Dennis’s tribute wall at https://www.stewartbaxter.com and share your support and memories with his family.

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Jean Corrigan

Jean Corrigan, age 87, of Decorah died Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Barthell O.E.S Home in Decorah. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Decorah Tuesday, January 26 with Rev. Donald Hertges officiating. Interment was at St. Benedict Cemetery, Decorah.

Jean was born August 30, 1933 to Leo and Frieda (Wendler) Mathis in Lansing. Jean went to country school in first grade with only two students in the class. She then went to Waterville School where she graduated in 1951.

Jean married Cyril Corrigan in 1953. They moved to Decorah to start their married life together. In 1956, Jean started working for Wapsi Produce for Carl Nichols. In 1967, she got her first electric typewriter and in 1985 she got her first computer, learning it all from the book, no training. In 1998, she got her first fax machine.

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Joseph Stammeyer, Sr.

Joseph C. Stammeyer, Sr., 80, of Waukon passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his children. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 10 at 1 p.m. at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. Burial of ashes will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks is encouraged.

Joseph Carl Stammeyer, Sr. was born October 24, 1940 to Peter and Magdalena (Klemmer) Stammeyer. Joe grew up on a farm in St. Lucas, attending school at the St. Lucas grade school. Joe joined the Army as a young man, serving abroad as a mechanic in Germany and Turkey. Upon returning home, Joe took up work at Deco Products Co., where he met the love of his life, Carol Ehde.

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