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.

Mon
18
Feb

Daniel Hawes

Daniel J. Hawes, age 83, of Prairie du Chien, WI passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 22 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Church of the Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien, WI with Rev. Eugene Wolf officiating. A private family interment will be held in the National Cemetery in Eastman, WI. Friends may call at the Holy Family Parish Hall Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Daniel was born October 26, 1935 on the family farm in Harpers Ferry, the son of Urban and Ruth (Farley) Hawes. He married Kathleen Kramer November 16, 1968 at Immaculate Conception Church in Wexford.

Thu
14
Feb

Margaret Stortz

Margaret Mary Stortz, 90, of Waukon died Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 19 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Margaret Mary Stortz was born December 28, 1928 in rural Decorah, the daughter of Leonard and Vera (Stoskopf) Stortz. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah, graduated from St. Patrick High School in Waukon and received her teaching certificate from Luther College in Decorah.

From 1947-1951, Margaret taught at Union Prairie Township country school, where she was paid $190 per month. She then went to work for Berg Implement and then Allamakee Implement, both in Waukon, as a bookkeeper before she retired. Margaret was a caregiver to her parents and also did some babysitting for her nieces and nephews.

Wed
13
Feb

Neva Bechtel

Neva G. Bechtel, 97, of Waukon died Monday, February 11, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 14 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Neva Grace Bechtel was born September 20, 1921 in the Rossville area, the daughter of Ernest and Margaret (Valley) Deal. She attended Rossville schools through the eighth grade before attending Waukon High School. Exactly one year before she got married, Neva was baptized at Rossville Presbyterian Church.

December 25, 1939, Neva married Lloyd Benjamin Bechtel at the Zion Reformed Church parsonage in Waukon. They farmed in Jefferson Township, milking cows and raising dairy cattle, pigs, sheep and chickens. Neva also tended to a large garden, which she did a lot of canning from. In the late 1980s, Neva and Lloyd moved into Waukon.

Tue
12
Feb

Arlene Handke

Arlene R. Handke, 81, of Waukon died Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Patty Elwood Center in Cresco. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 23 at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Guttenberg City Cemetery, Guttenberg. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday, February 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Waukon.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, Alzheimer’s Association of Iowa, St. Croix Hospice in Charles City or Patty Elwood Center in Cresco.

Tue
12
Feb

Marie Deufel

Marie (Staggemeyer) Deufel died February 4, 2019 at Caledonia Care and Rehab in Caledonia, MN. Funeral services were held Monday, February, 11 at St. Luke’s Church in Eitzen, MN with Pastor Michael McCann officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Marie was born November 1, 1920 in Wilmington Township, rural Caledonia, MN to William and Nellie (Wermager) Dahle. She graduated from Caledonia High School in 1938.

March 16, 1939, Marie married Fremont “Butch” Staggemeyer. Together they owned The Dugout in Eitzen, MN for 28 years. They then had a trucking business and stockyards for many years; Butch retired in 1974. Marie’s beloved husband, Butch, died in 1976 after battling cancer. She married Lawrence Deufel October 17, 1987 and he also preceded her in death.

Tue
12
Feb

Neva Bechtel

Neva Bechtel, 97, of Waukon died Monday, February 11, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services are pending with Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
 

Thu
07
Feb

Kimberly Siebring

Kimberly A. Siebring, 49, of New Albin died Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 9 at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in George with Rev. John Pea and Fr. Richard Ries officiating. Burial was at Evergreen Lawn Cemetery in George.

Kimberly Ann Pereira-Siebring was born August 17, 1969 at Evanston, IL, the daughter of Bruno Pereira and Barbra Gail Jordan. Kim was baptized at St. Norbert’s Catholic Church and was confirmed at Our Lady of the Brook Catholic Church in Northbrook, IL.

Kim graduated from Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, IL and attended Iowa State University in Ames. She graduated with a degree in engineering and started working for her family business, Kim Anjie IA, LLC.

Tue
05
Feb

Wanda Roesler

Wanda Mae (James) Roesler, age 89, passed away peacefully February 3, 2019. A Celebration of Life is scheduled to be held at 11 a.m., with visitation one hour prior, Saturday, February 9 at Mt. Bethel Church, 3239 70th Street East in Inver Grove Heights, MN. Private interment will take place in Waseca, MN.
Wanda was born June 24, 1929 in Owatonna, MN to George I. and Lillian Z. (Gumbusky) James. Shortly after, they moved to Waseca, MN where she grew up, graduated from Waseca High School and worked for EF Johnson Co. for five years. She married her high school sweetheart, Marvin H. Roesler, October 1, 1950.
Marv and Wanda lived in Waseca, Hastings and Laverne in Minnesota, in Paulina and Waukon in Iowa, and in Jackson, MN and Le Center, MN, where Marv worked for Natural Gas and Wanda worked as a bookkeeper. Following retirement, she moved to Eagan, MN.

Tue
05
Feb

Nathan Snitker

Nathan “Nate” David Snitker, 84, of Viola, IL died peacefully at his home Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Funeral services were held at Dennison Funeral Home in Viola, IL Monday, February 4 with burial in Viola Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for Alzheimer’s Association or American Diabetes Association.

Nate was born August 11, 1934 in Postville to Daniel and Elsie Flage Snitker. In 1954 he married Joann Andregg, a marriage to which four sons were born. They divorced in 1968. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Ricketts in 1982. They were married until her death July 13, 2013.

Tue
05
Feb

Rita Kern

Rita Kern, age 83, of Decorah died Friday, January 25, 2019 at her home in Decorah. A Celebration of Life and Memory was held Saturday, February 2 at Decorah Lutheran Church, Decorah with Rev. Allen Vik officiating. Interment was in Decorah Lutheran Cemetery, Decorah.

Rita Ramona Kern was born May 16, 1935, the daughter of Louis E. and Sylbert C. (Smith) Christofferson, in rural Allamakee County, near Luana. She was baptized by Rev. Van Neys in Waukon and was confirmed at the Frankville Presbyterian Church by Rev. William Niles. In 1958, she joined the Decorah Lutheran Church.

Rita attended the Birdsell Country School (Frankville #4) and graduated from Decorah High School in 1954.  Rita helped on the family farm near Frankville until moving to Decorah in 1956.  She had worked for K & S Super Value, Grahams Store and for 35-1/2 years at the Decorah Creamery and then Foremost Farms. She retired in 2001.

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