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
18
Dec

John “Jack” McNally

John “Jack” McNally, 82, of Waukon passed away at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

John was born December 12, 1935 in Allamakee County to Richard J. and Lulana B. (Bray) McNally. He attended Country School. He worked as a hired hand for various farmers throughout his working years. He moved into an apartment at Northgate Care Center in 1981 where he continued volunteering to do handyman services.

John enjoyed the outdoors, driving his John Deere tractor, watching old movies and dressing up as Santa Claus for Northgate’s Annual Resident Christmas Party.

John is survived by his family and friends at Northgate Care Center; his three sisters: Flora (John) Engelhardt of Clermont, Beulah (Richard) Fadness of Cresco and Marlene Adams of Decorah; and many nieces and nephews.

Fri
14
Dec

Dr. Alden Wiley

Dr. Alden F. Wiley, 91, of Waukon died Monday, December 10, 2018 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 15 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Matthew Majewski officiating. Burial with military rites was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Alden Francis Wiley was born October 24, 1927 in West Union, the son of Frank and Alta (Palmer) Wiley. He graduated from West Union High School in 1945; while he was in high school he wrote a cartoon column for the West Union Newspaper. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving as a weatherman until he was honorably discharged in 1947.

Tue
11
Dec

Paul Moore

Paul J. Moore, 56, of Lincoln, NE passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in the church cemetery, both in New Albin.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church Saturday. Memorials may be directed to the family of Paul.

Paul was born to James and Virginia (Ferring) Moore November 23, 1962 in Waukon. He married Susan Kelly June 26, 1993 in La Crosse, WI. Paul was a member of Knights of Columbus councils in both Omaha and Lincoln, NE.

Thu
06
Dec

Dr. James "Jim" Rixen

Dr. James “Jim” P. Rixen, 64, of Waukon died Monday, December 3, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services were held Friday, December 7 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

James “Jim” Pagel Rixen was born January 24, 1954 to Walter “Red” and Helen (Pagel) Rixen in Waukon. Jim graduated from Grinnell High School in 1972 and attended Luther College in Decorah for two years before moving on to the Illinois College of Optometry in 1974. Jim married Debra “Debbie” Cetin August 20, 1977, and Jim and Debbie lived in Chicago, IL while Jim finished his doctor of optometry degree.

Tue
04
Dec

Cora “Mabel” Batteen

Cora “Mabel” Batteen, age 95, of St. Louis Park, MN died Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Waconia Good Samaritan Center in Waconia, MN. Mass Of Christian Burial is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, December 6 at Holy Family Catholic Church, 5900 West Lake Street in St. Louis Park, MN with Fr. Joseph Johnson as Celebrant of the Mass. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the Mass.  Interment will be in the Resurrection Cemetery in Shorewood, MN.

Cora Mabel Batteen was born the youngest of four children on her mother’s birthday, January 3, 1923. Named after her mother, she was always called by her middle name. Of English, Irish and Scottish descent, Mabel was blessed with beautiful red hair and naturally youthful skin. Mabel loved growing up on the same family farm in Waukon that her father was also raised on.

Tue
04
Dec

Ronald Gilson

Ronald Dean Gilson, Sr., 73, of Cedar Rapids passed away Friday, November 30 at home after a short, courageous battle with cancer. A memorial of life will be held at a later date.

Ron was born October 31, 1945 in Waukon to John and Evelyn Gilson. He graduated Waukon High School in 1964 and shortly after, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served four years as a Radarman. Ron was aboard the USS Liberty ship that was attacked in 1967 in Israeli waters, known as The Six Day War. He was injured and awarded the “Purple Heart”.

After serving his country, he settled in Cedar Rapids, where he lived the remainder of his life. He was hired by Cryovac, where he worked for 40-plus years until his retirement in 2007. It was in Cedar Rapids where Ron met Dixie, the love of his life. They had one son, Ron, Jr. The family spent many enjoyable years at their cabin in Harpers Ferry fishing, and spending time with family and the many friends they made there.

Tue
04
Dec

Cindy Barr

Cindy Barr, 66, of rural Waukon died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at her home. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 1 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Wayne Ellingson officiating. Burial was at Smithfield Cemetery, rural Monona.

Cynthia Joyce Barr was born November 26, 1952 in Madison, WI, the daughter of Virgil “Bill” and Clara (Jackson) Reed. She grew up in Viroqua, WI and graduated from Viroqua High School. January 13, 1973, Cindy married Conrad Barr at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua, WI. The couple lived in Waukon, where Cindy worked at various places, including Waukon Auto Supply, R.W. Pladsen and Village Farm and Home, and she owned and operated Cindy’s Auto Parts for a few years.

Tue
04
Dec

Wayne Jahnke

Wayne R. Jahnke died unexpectedly Monday, November 12, 2018 at his home in Spring Grove, MN at the age of 56. Memorial service was held Saturday, November 17 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, MN. Burial was in the Waterloo Ridge Cemetery in rural Dorchester.

Wayne was born August 5, 1962 in Postville to Ronald and Marilyn (Winke) Jahnke.  He graduated from Waukon High School. December 14, 1991 he was united in marriage to Michelle Tollefsrud at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel, MN.

Wayne farmed for a short time, then worked at Rush Products in Rushford, MN and then as a welder at Featherlite in Cresco and Mid-City Steel in La Crosse, WI. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, MN and enjoyed fishing, hunting and helping on the farm.

Tue
04
Dec

Sister Mary Bosco Ryder

Sister Mary Bosco (Mary Lou) Ryder, OSF, 88, died Sunday, November 25, 2018 at Clare House in Dubuque in the 69th year of her religious life. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, November 28 in Francis Chapel. Reverend Ron Friedell presided. Memorials may be given to the Sisters of St. Francis, Dubuque.

Sister Mary Bosco, daughter of the late William E. and Catherine (Ryan) Ryder, was born September 10, 1930 in Waterville. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Pius Church, Cherry Mound, Harpers Ferry. She entered the Sisters of St. Francis in Dubuque from St. Pius Church August 25, 1949. She was received with the name Sister Mary Bosco August 12, 1950 and made her final profession of vows August 12, 1955.

Thu
29
Nov

Richard "Dick" Schilling

Richard “Dick” J. Schilling, 84, of Waukon died Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at his home. Memorial services were held Monday, December 3 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military honors was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Patrick School in Waukon.

Richard John Schilling was born June 30, 1934 in Waukon, the son of John Michael and Mabel Rosella (Beck) Schilling. Dick attended St. Patrick Catholic School in Waukon, where he was editor of the school newspaper, a member of the school’s successful debate teams from 1948 to 1952, and a member of the basketball team. In 1952, he graduated first in a class of 27 students. Dick received a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts from the University of Iowa in 1956, with a major in radio and television news in the department of journalism.

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