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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05
Mar

Marjorie Moe

Marjorie Eileen (Bakkum) Moe died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah. Funeral services were held Monday, March 4 at the Washington Prairie Lutheran Church, rural Decorah with Rev. Jenny Edinger presiding. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Marjorie was born September 11, 1919, the daughter of Eilert and Irene (Barthell) Bakkum, near Waukon. She was baptized October 5, 1919 and confirmed October 30, 1932 at the Old West Paint Creek Church, rural Waukon. Marjorie graduated from Waukon High School and received her teaching certificate from Waukon Junior College.

She taught for two years in a rural one-room school house, Bakkum School Center #4, before marrying Earl Moe June 9, 1943 at the Old West Paint Creek Church. Together, they had six children, Marilyn, JoAn, Sharon, Donna, Dale and Arlyn. Marjorie and Earl farmed together in rural Decorah before retiring and moving to town in 1977.

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05
Mar

Richard Schneider

Richard Ray Schneider, age 70, of Dubuque passed away December 31, 2018 at his home from a major heart attack. Graveside services will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon Saturday, April 13, beginning at 1 p.m.
 

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04
Mar

Carter Howe

Carter Steven Howe, 19-month-old son of Jacob and Carissa Howe of Waukon, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 7 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Wayne and Irmgard Ellingson officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, rural Waukon. A visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Carter Steven Howe was born July 3, 2017 in La Crosse, WI. Carter was the happiest little boy with the sweetest smiles. He loved playing with his favorite toys, playing catch with his dad and big brother, and blowing kisses to everyone that stopped by. Carter especially loved snuggles, taking baths, and helping his mom.

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03
Mar

Todd Pladsen

Todd R. Pladsen, 57, of Bellevue, NE, formerly of Waukon, died Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 5 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating and burial at the church cemetery.

Todd Roger Pladsen was born October 11, 1961 in Waukon, the son of Roger and Sandra (Gray) Pladsen. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1980. Todd worked in the oil fields in Wyoming for 25 years. He then moved back to Iowa and went to work for a trucking firm in Cedar Rapids, driving throughout the United States. He found his passion in driving semi and loved being able to travel. July 2, 1994, he married Annette Hay in Vinton. They had three children and later divorced.

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03
Mar

Margaret Mettille

Margaret Mary Mettille, 90, of Dubuque passed away March 1, 2019 at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, March 4 at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque with Rev. Msgr. James Miller officiating. Entombment followed in the Mount Olivet Chapel Mausoleum in Dubuque.

Margaret was born July 6, 1928 in Monti, the daughter of Joseph and Marguerite (Woods) Sheeley. She graduated from Saint John’s High School in Independence and attended Mercy School of Nursing in Dubuque.

She married Donald Mettille September 16, 1950 at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque. Margaret belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America and the YWCA for exercise and activities. Margaret and Don shared over 68 years of marriage. Margaret never tired of enjoying her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and some ballroom dancing including post-festivities.

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27
Feb

Gladys Heitman

Gladys Mae Heitman, 90, of New Albin passed away Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Thornton Manor Nursing Center, Lansing. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 2, 2019 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Wheatland, rural New Albin. Pastor Paul Burgess officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Gladys was born January 25, 1929 to George and Caroline (Meyer) Meyer. She was baptized and confirmed at St John’s United Church of Christ, Wheatland. She attended rural school in Iowa Township. June 9, 1950, she married Elmer Heitman at St. John’s Church and together they farmed in Union City Township. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in 2010.

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27
Feb

Janet Kuhse

Janet Alice Kuhse, 82, of Postville died Monday, February 25, 2019 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, WI. Funeral Service was held Friday, March 1 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant. Burial followed at Postville Cemetery in Postville.

Janet was born December 2, 1936 to Alfred and Ruth (Dresselhaus) Welper in Waukon. Janet was baptized December 20, 1936 and confirmed April 2, 1950 at Zion Reformed Church in Waukon. She attended grade school at Howard School near Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1954.

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20
Feb

Marty Melcher

Marty R. Melcher, 52, of rural Lansing died Monday, February 18, 2019 as a result of an automobile accident in rural Lansing. Funeral services were held Monday, February 25 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was at Old East Paint Creek Cemetery, rural Waterville.

Marty Roger Melcher was born August 12, 1966 in Waukon, the son of Roger and Karen (McCormick) Melcher. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Ann’s-St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, attended Waterville Elementary School and graduated from Waukon High School in 1984.

After Marty graduated, he worked for three years with the RE Thomason Harvesting combine crew out of Eldorado, OK. Marty moved back to the Waukon area and went to work for Equity Co-op in Waukon, where he perfected his spraying skills and valued the connection he had with the farmers he sprayed for.

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19
Feb

Linda Gerleman

Linda L. Gerleman, 60, of Sumner died Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner, with her family by her side. A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 24 at Becker-Milnes Funeral Chapel in Sumner with Rev. Tracy Hinkel officiating.

Visitation will precede the  service Sunday starting at 11 a.m. Following the service friends are invited to join the family at the American Legion Hall in Sumner for a luncheon and fellowship.

Linda Lou, daughter of Thomas and Alice (Steffenson) Stone, was born February 23, 1958 at the Waukon hospital. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Waukon. Linda received her education in the Waukon schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1976.

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18
Feb

Gordon Gilbertson

Gordon B. Gilbertson, 95, of Waukon died Friday, February 15, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 20 at 11 a.m. at the Waukon Banquet Center with Rev. Ronald Pederson officiating. Burial will be at a later date at West Paint Creek Synod Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 19 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Memorials can be made to King of Grace Lutheran Church in Waukon or the West Paint Creek Synod Building & Cemetery Fund.

Gordon Bakkom Gilbertson was born October 21, 1923 in Waterville, the son of Carl and Hilda (Bakkom) Gilbertson. He was baptized and confirmed at West Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waukon and graduated from Waterville High School.

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