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
22
Oct

Donald Ingalls

Donald G. Ingalls, 68, of New Albin passed away from a broken heart Sunday, October 20, 2019 at his home one year after losing his wife to cancer. He’s now happy and the grief is gone because he’s in Heaven with his wife, Sharon.

Memorial services for both Don and Sharon will be held Friday, October 25 at 1 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ in rural New Albin with Pastor Paul Burgess officiating. Inurnment will be at Wheatland Cemetery.  Friends may greet the family one hour before services Friday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Tue
22
Oct

Sandra Mangrich

Sandra Mangrich, 75, of Lansing died Monday, October 14, 2019 at her home in Lansing. There are no services planned at this time.

Sandra Katherine, the daughter of Violet McMullen, was born February 26, 1944 in Decorah. Sandra graduated from Decorah High School. She was united in marriage with Jack Mangrich in 1989. He preceded her in death in 2015.

Sandra was a homemaker and she worked for S & S Houseboats for many years.  She enjoyed her Golden Retrievers and loved being outdoors. One of her favorite activities was bowhunting with her husband, Jack.

Sandra is survived by her son, Mark Thomas of Lansing; a brother, Chuck (Laurie) Peters of Iowa City; and a sister, Patty (Duwayne) Peters of Iowa City. Sandra was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; and her mother, Violet.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing is assisting the family with arrangements.
 

Tue
15
Oct

Tony Vick

Tony Vick, age 51, of Ridgeway passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI after a long battle with cancer. A Celebration of the Life and Memory of Tony Vick was held Thursday, October 3 at Decorah Lutheran Church in Decorah with Rev. Bryan Robertson and Rev. James Glesne officiating.

Tony Allen Vick was born January 20, 1968, the son of Darrell Vick and Rose (Rasmussen) Beardmore, in Decorah. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1987. Tony attended Iowa State University for one year before leaving school to start his career. He worked for Foremost Farms in Decorah until their closing and for the last ten years has worked for Homeland Energy Solutions where he was most recently a training coordinator.

Tue
15
Oct

Sheilah Nelson

Sheilah K. Nelson, 76, of Dorchester died Wednesday, October 9, 2019 surrounded by her family at her home in Dorchester. She was cremated and the family held a private family graveside service in St. Mary’s Dorchester Cemetery in Dorchester. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.

Survivors include her children, James Nelson, Judy Nelson, Joyce Nelson, Jane Johns and Jennifer Hingst; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Merlin, who died in 2009; a son, John Nelson; and a grandson, Billy Johns.
 

Fri
11
Oct

Robert Strub

Robert Strub, 79, of Lansing died Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse, WI. Funeral Mass was held Monday, October 14 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the celebrant.

Robert Vincent Strub was born February 13, 1940 to Vincent and Edna (Halverson) Strub in Lansing. He proudly joined and served in the United States Army from 1957 to 1959.

Robert was united in marriage with Janice Boesen in 1961, they later divorced. Robert was united in marriage with Joan Theobald in 1998. Throughout the years, Bob farmed, did construction, was owner of Strub Blacktopping and Trucking for many years and worked maintenance for the City of Lansing. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Bob enjoyed restoring vehicles, farming and going on car cruises with his 1934 Chevy Coupe. Bob also enjoyed the deer hunting parties with his family and friends.

Thu
10
Oct

Arliss Willyard

We mourn the loss of Arliss Willyard, who died October 9, 2019 at age 86 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at the Oelwein Care Center in Oelwein. A funeral service was held Monday, October 14 at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein.

Arliss Fern (Aldrich) Willyard was born in August 7, 1933 in Longview Township near Carrington, ND to Claude and Anna (Vollmers) Aldrich. Despite humble beginnings, Arliss’ fierce determination enabled her to fulfill her dreams and become a beloved wife, mother, parishioner and business woman.

She married the love of her life, Howard (Jerry) Willyard, in 1952 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Carrington. They made their homes in Carrington, ND, Rushford, MN, and Waverly, New Hampton, Waukon and Oelwein in Iowa as they followed Jerry’s career in LP gas. Arliss worked for several years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 18 years in banking and 11 years as the owner of her own bookkeeping and secretarial business.

Wed
09
Oct

Kathleen Schulte

Kathleen M. Schulte, 96, of Waukon died Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 9 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church Thursday.

Kathleen Marie Schulte was born March 12, 1923 in Platteville, WI, the daughter of Joe and Laura (Linden) Wunderlin. She grew up in Platteville and graduated from Platteville High School and then from Platteville Normal School with her teaching certificate. Kathleen taught in rural schools in Wisconsin until WWII began and then moved to Chicago, IL to work in the office of an aircraft plant; she returned home to Platteville once the war ended.

Wed
09
Oct

Susan Sommermeyer

Susan K. Sommermeyer, 66, of New Albin died Monday, September 30, 2019 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 9 at the New Albin Town House. Burial will be at the New Albin City Cemetery. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Susan Kay Sommermeyer was born June 29, 1953 in Redfield, SD, the daughter of Claude and Genevieve “Jenny” (Sires) Grahlman. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1971. August, 17, 1974, she married Donald Sommermeyer at Grace United Methodist Church in New Albin.

For over 30 years, she worked as a secretary/administrative assistant for the Lansing Button Factory in Lansing and then for Dairyland Power Cooperative in Genoa and La Crosse, WI. Susan was also a cook for Eastern Allamakee Community School District in Lansing.

Wed
09
Oct

Frances Wittenberger

It is with great sadness that the family of Frances H. Wittenberger of Erlanger, KY, formerly of Waukon, announces her peaceful passing after a brief illness Friday, September 20, 2019 at the age of 103 years. Celebration of life services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

Frances was born in Canada July 30, 1916 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Lily Houck. Frances worked as a bookkeeper and was active in the Iowa Farm Bureau and 4-H. She was a long-time member of Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Frances enjoyed gardening, quilting, reading, raising chickens and playing cards. When Frances played cards with you, she played to win, no matter what.

Wed
09
Oct

Joan Dietrich

Joan Marie Dietrich of Waukon, age 50, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family October 3, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon after a difficult 18-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 12 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon.

Joan was born July 31, 1969 in Milwaukee, WI, the daughter of Thomas and Sharon (Sullivan) Brown. She attended Waukon High School. Joan married Todd Dietrich of Waukon December 19, 1986. In 2003, she obtained her associates degree in Nursing from NICC in Calmar. Joan worked as a registered nurse caring for others from then until March 2018 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon.

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