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.

Thu
02
Aug

Myrtle Egan

Myrtle M. Egan, 95, of Waukon died Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, August 6 at Immaculate Conception Wexford Catholic Church in rural Lansing with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at St. Pius at Cherry Mound Cemetery, rural Harpers Ferry.

Myrtle Mary Egan was born June 6, 1923 in Lafayette Township, Allamakee County, the daughter of John “Joe” and Cecilia (Conway) Delaney. She was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Wexford Catholic Church in rural Lansing. Myrtle attended elementary school at Wexford and Russell country schools; she attended one year of high school in Harpers Ferry. She then stayed at home to help take care of her younger brothers and sister.

Wed
01
Aug

Lavonne "Bonnie" Johnson

Lavonne “Bonnie” Johnson, 83, of Waukon died Monday, July 30, 2018 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 7 at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Lavonne Jean “Bonnie” Johnson was born December 27, 1934 in Waukon, the daughter of Joseph Conrad and Cora Adeline (Kolsrud) Lier. She was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church and graduated from Waterville High School in 1952.

Tue
31
Jul

Noraline Lamborn

Noraline Milda Lydia Lamborn, age 95, of Monona passed away July 28, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon following a brief illness. Funeral Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, August 1 at Living Faith United Methodist Parish, Monona with Rev. Deb Parkison as the Officiant. Burial will follow at Luana Cemetery, Luana. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 31 from 5-7 p.m. at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona and one hour before services at the church Wednesday.

Noraline M. L. Borcherding was born February 26, 1923 in Osterdock, the daughter of Gustav and Mabel (Lundt) Borcherding. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Guttenberg April 29, 1923, confirmed at Highland Lutheran Church in Elkader December 18, 1938 and attended rural Clayton County Schools. Following her schooling, she worked as a housekeeper for rural area families. She also worked at the Battery Factory in Dubuque before marrying Lloyd V. Lamborn.

Tue
31
Jul

Margie Walker

Margie Jane Walker, 75, passed away July 20, 2018 in St. Augustine, FL after a long battle with chronic illness. She passed peacefully surrounded by her daughters and grandchildren. A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 4 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Margie was born in Waukon to Ralph and Irene Steele. She lived most of her life in Des Moines, where she raised her two daughters and worked for Principal Financial. She moved to St. Augustine, FL five years ago to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren.

Tue
31
Jul

Walter “Chip” Clancy, Jr.

Walter L. Clancy, Jr., 84, of Chicago, IL passed away Friday, July 13, 2018 after a long bout with lung cancer. He requested no funeral, but a Celebration of Life is being planned for later this summer in Lansing.

Walter “Chip” Clancy, Jr. was born February 8, 1935 to Walter and Verona (Pottratz) Clancy. He is survived by his loving wife, Maureen; their adopted daughter, Kim, and her children; five sisters: Bernadine Feuerhelm of Hager City, WI, Belva Gramlich of Monona, Barbara Leppert of Lansing, Bebe Truelsen of La Crescent, MN and Deanna Clancy of Kenosha, WI; and one brother, Carl Clancy of Lansing. He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters: Betty Munchoff, Beverly Boies and Bonita McKee.

Chip worked in construction and was a welder for many years in the Chicago area. He and his wife worked at Clancy’s Supper Club in Lansing for two years. He was a Mason and belonged to Wichita Lodge #99 in Wichita, KS.

Tue
31
Jul

Kenneth Heeren

Kenneth Dale Heeren, 91, of Lansing died Thursday, July 26, 2018 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 1 at the Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Lansing. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Lansing. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the funeral home Wednesday.

Ken was born September 11, 1926 at Sand Springs. He was the son of John “Jack” August and Lucille Lang Heeren. He attended school in Dundee and Onslow. Ken married Barbara Chatterton, and they later divorced. He then married Hazel Heim in Decorah.

Tue
31
Jul

John Wilkes

John Wilkes, age 69, of Waukon, formerly of Decorah and Marion, died Monday, July 23, 2018 at his home in Waukon. Memorial service was held Friday, July 27 at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Lawler with Rev. Aaron Junge officiating. Interment was held at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Lawler with Military Rites accorded by the American Legion of Spillville and Lawler.

John Steven Wilkes was born February 5, 1949 to Robert and Emily (DeNoylles) Wilkes at Riceville. At the age of four the family moved to Osage and in 1963 to Decorah. John graduated from Thomas Roberts High School in Decorah and was in the Army Reserve from 1969-1974.

Tue
31
Jul

James Soukup

James Soukup, age 93, of Decorah died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at his son’s home in rural Waukon of natural causes. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 30 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville with Rev. Donald Hertges officiating. Interment was at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Spillville with Military Rites by American Legion Clarence Bily Post #467 of Spillville.

James Carl Soukup was born October 16, 1924 on a farm between Spillville and Protivin, the eldest son of Carl and Regina (Woldan) Soukup. He attended Sumner #1 country school near his home and helped on the family farm prior to volunteering for the U.S. Navy in 1944.

James was a Seabee in the Navy, stationed in the Aleutian Islands for much of his tenure operating maintainers and bulldozers. He enjoyed telling the story of ascending a volcano on the island with three buddies and a sheet of tin so that they could slide down toboggan-style.

Tue
31
Jul

James Richardson

James B. Richardson, 77, of Harpers Ferry died Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, WI. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 20 at the Community Center in Harpers Ferry from 1-4 p.m. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with cremation.

James Benjamin Richardson was born January 4, 1941 in Waterloo, the son of Benjamin and Rosemary (Collins) Richardson. He graduated from West High School in Waterloo in 1959 and received a BA from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls. James worked in sales most of his life. He enjoyed going to auctions, car shows, reading, and collecting anything and everything.

Tue
31
Jul

Lyle Powell

Lyle Powell of Rathdrum, ID passed away June 19, 2018 in a hospital in Coeur d’ Alene, ID. He had a heart attack followed by a by-pass surgery and died several days later from complications following pneumonia.

Lyle was born September 8, 1938 to Louis and Ethel (Enyart) Powell, who lived on a farm near Waukon. He attended elementary schools in Allamakee County.

He married Betty Ruroden. They had a daughter and later divorced. Later, Lyle married Delores Kumpu, and they became parents of two sons and a daughter.

Lyle spent most of his life truck driving from coast to coast. He had been hoping to drive one more year so he could reach four million driving miles. He asked to be cremated and have his ashes scattered on Interstate Highway 80.

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