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
16
Apr

Kelly Peck

Kelly L. Peck, 56, of Decorah, formerly of Waukon and Ossian, died peacefully at his home Saturday morning, April 13, 2019. Celebration of Life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28 at Phelps Park, Shelter #1 on Park Street in Decorah with Pastor Dave Lenth leading the remembrance. Family and friends will continue to share memories at The Hay Market in Decorah following the service.

Kelly Lee Peck was born June 22, 1962 in Crofton, NE, the son of Howard and Laverna Ann (Monroe) Hawley. Kelly was later adopted by Eldo Marion Peck. Kelly was raised in Ossian by Eldo and Laverna. He attended South Winneshiek Schools where he participated in football, wrestling, track, drama and choir. He graduated with the great Class of 1980.

Tue
16
Apr

Glenda Kloke

Glenda Mae Kloke died peacefully Sunday, March 24, 2019. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Waukon Country Club. All are welcome to attend.

Glenda was born July 19, 1953 in Waukon. She grew up on the family farm in Ludlow Township and attended Ludlow #7 country school through the sixth grade. She then rode the school bus into town for Junior High and High School. She graduated from Waukon Senior High in 1971.

Soon after graduation she moved to Denver, CO, where she resided until 1997. She then moved to Virginia, where she lived the rest of her life.

Glenda vacationed in Maine and enjoyed the fresh seafood, especially the lobster. She had a love for cooking and baking and would cook for friends and family whenever she could. She also had a love for animals, especially kittens and cats. Her pet cat, Sassy, was her current roommate and passed away two days after Glenda’s passing.

Tue
16
Apr

Danielle Heck-Lonning

Danielle L. Heck-Lonning, age 43, of Asbury completed her journey Friday, April 12, 2019 in her home, surrounded by her loving family, after a short battle with colorectal cancer. To honor Danielle’s life, a private service will be held.

Danielle was born May 7, 1975 in Waukon, the eldest daughter of Jerry and Katherine (Rumph) Heck. From a young age, Danielle knew that she was going to invest her time and talents helping others. Danielle graduated from the University of Iowa with her PharmD degree in May 2000, and began working as a Pharmacist in Dubuque. Danielle enjoyed her work and became friends with countless co-workers and patients throughout her 19-year career.

Danielle’s greatest joy was spending time with her family creating lifelong memories. Her devotion to her two beautiful daughters, Alexis and Ava, and husband, Dale, was unceasing. Her abundance of love will be cherished in their hearts forever.

Tue
16
Apr

David Barry Jackson

David Barry Jackson, 72, of Waukon died April 1, 2019 surrounded by family and devoted caregivers at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A memorial service is set for 2 p.m. May 13 at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, MN. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is in charge of  cremation.

Barry was born April 28, 1946 in Muskogee, OK. He was the son of David C. and Dollie (Boatman) Jackson of Eufaula, OK.

Growing up in Oklahoma, he enjoyed hunting, camping and riding bikes and motorcycles. In 1964, he graduated from Eufaula High School, where he excelled as a musician, playing trumpet with the marching and stage bands. He attended Connors State College at Warner, OK.

Barry joined the Oklahoma National Guard while still in high school and retired with the rank of captain. He embraced all aspects of military service.

Tue
16
Apr

Cletus “John” Frink

Cletus “John” Donnel Frink, 79, of Monona died at his home in rural Monona Sunday, April 7, 2019. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, April 13 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona.

Cletus was born February 24, 1940 to Adeline Elizabeth (Evans) and Herbert Donnel Frink. He was united in marriage with Linda Frink July 22, 1969. Cletus earned his degree from Northeast Iowa Technical Institute in Diesel Mechanics in August 1989 and managed Drake Park Apartments in Des Moines from 1992 until 2001, at which time he retired to Kenny and Sandy’s Farm.

John ranched on and off for several years and was the true definition of a cowboy. He also drove semi for many years. John was a 4-H leader and also took a very active role with the Clayton County Fairgrounds. He was a man of few words but had a very strong presence.

Fri
12
Apr

Joseph "Joe" Hess, Jr.

Joseph “Joe” J. Hess, Jr., 55, of Lansing died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services were held Monday, April 15 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Joseph John Hess, Jr. was born October 5, 1963 in La Crosse, WI, the son of Joseph and Shirley (Smith) Hess. He was baptized at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Catholic Church in rural Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1983. When he was younger, he farmed with his father and his brother, Steve, in rural Lansing. Later in his life he went to work for Reel Core in Waukon for several years.

January 31, 1987, he married Linda Triggs in Waukon. They had one daughter, McKayla, and they later divorced.

Tue
09
Apr

Matthew Shawn McMillan

Matthew Shawn McMillan, 48, passed away March 26, 2019 at his home in Winona, MN. A celebration of life gathering will be held Saturday, April 13 from 4-6 p.m. at Fawcett Junker Funeral Home in Winona, MN.

Shawn was born in Minneapolis, MN January 14, 1971 to Donna McMillan. He grew up in Waukon, where he was raised by his grandparents, John “Tex” and Ruth Dotseth, as well as his aunt, Mary Anne McMillan Urell, for a couple of years. He was currently working through the ORC in Winona, MN at RTP, Montessori and Peerless as a janitorial/maintenance worker, where he had really embraced his jobs, took pride in his work, and earned the respect of his employers and co-workers.

Tue
09
Apr

Ardys Ingvalson

Ardys Geneva Ingvalson (nee Omodt), 84, passed away into the arms of our Lord March 8, 2019. She lived an amazing and exemplary life, full of love, compassion, service and faith. A celebration of Ardys’ life will be held at Faith Lutheran Church of Blackhammer, 16013 Houston County Road 4, Spring Grove, MN Friday, April 19 at 10 a.m.

Born in Caledonia, MN to Melvin and Regina Omodt in 1934, Ardys lived in Beaver Ridge outside of Caledonia in her formative years. After living most of her life in Spring Grove, MN, she moved to Waukon in her final year to be closer to daughters. Sincere thanks to the very kind Nurses and Caregivers of Veterans     Memorial who provided loving in-home support.

Tue
09
Apr

Carol Hilleshiem

Carol M. Hilleshiem, 69, of rural Waterville died Sunday, April 7, 2019 at her home. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at Waterville Lutheran Church with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the church.

Carol Maxine Hilleshiem was born June 22, 1949 in Cole Camp, MO, the daughter of Ira and Frieda (Allen) Webb. She grew up in Missouri and graduated from high school in Excelsior Springs. She married Russell Martin and they had two children: Jill and Scott; Carol and Russell later divorced.

Carol married Duane Shipp and they had two children: Jay and Jodi. Duane’s job with the railroad brought them to the Minnesota and Iowa area; Duane was killed in a car accident. In 1990, she married Roger Hilleshiem at her home in Kansas City, MO, and they eventually settled back in the Waterville area.

Sun
07
Apr

Merlin Kruger

Merlin F. Kruger, 93, of Lansing, formerly of Waukon and Harpers Ferry, died Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 10 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Wayne Ellingson and Irmgard Ellingson M.A. officiating.

Burial with military rites will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Harpers Ferry American Legion or the Harpers Ferry Library.

Merlin Frederick Kruger was born August 6, 1925 on the Ludlow Township, rural Waukon farm of his parents, Arthur Elmer and Esther Wilhelmina (Winke) Kruger. He was baptized and confirmed at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon. Merlin attended Ludlow #2 rural elementary school, graduated from Waukon High School in 1942 and from Waukon Junior College in 1944.

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