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
09
Feb

Roger Russell

Roger T. Russell, 73, of Waukon died Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. A private family graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to Vicky Easton at P.O. Box 203, Waukon, IA 52172.

Roger Thomas Russell was born October 21, 1947 in Waukon, the son of Milton and Ethel (Haerer) Russell. He graduated from Waukon High School. Roger mowed lawn for several years at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. He enjoyed working on lawnmowers and cars, watching Star Trek, NASCAR and football, and was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.

Mon
08
Feb

Richard "Dick" Bloxham

Richard “Dick” C. Bloxham, 84, of Waukon died suddenly Saturday, February 6, 2021 at his home in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Thursday, February 11 at 1 p.m. at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon, with Pastor Kim Gates and Chuck Bloxham officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of a mask is required.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Veterans Memorial Hospital in support of the new clinic. Condolences may be sent to Edith Bloxham, 505 Taylor Street, Waukon, IA 52172.

Sun
07
Feb

Christopher Molitor

Christopher James Molitor, age 64, of Gilman died at his home Thursday, February 4, 2021. A private family funeral service was held Tuesday, February 9 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Grinnell. Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery, Waukon.

Chris was born the son of Eldon and Carol (Stubbe) Molitor January 10, 1957 in Waukon. He was raised in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School with the class of 1975. Growing up on a farm, Chris spent many seasons balancing school and farm work with his dad and siblings. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture in 1980. He completed graduate work at all three major Iowa universities.

March 22, 1986, Chris was united in marriage to Deborah (Deb) Barker at St. Michael Catholic Church in Columbus, NE. Their marriage was blessed with a daughter, Amanda, and a son, Stephen. They lived in Columbus, NE for a short while and later, Melbourne. In 1991 they moved to Gilman and raised the children.

Tue
02
Feb

Jeanne Wright

Jeanne Wright, 90, of Dorchester died Sunday, January 31, 2021 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. A private burial of ashes will be held later this spring at Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Cemetery in rural Dorchester. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family.

Donna Jeanne Wright was born January 23, 1931 in Winona, MN, the daughter of Martin and Mildred (Strand) Gilberg. She was raised on a farm and attended country schools before graduating from high school in Arcadia, WI. Jeanne received her teaching certificate from Luther College in Decorah and taught at country schools in Ridgeway and Dorchester.

Tue
02
Feb

Norbert Kruse

Norbert L. Kruse, 79, of Dorchester passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. In consideration of COVID-19, a private family memorial service will be held at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. A private inurnment will take place at a later date at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Dorchester.

Condolences may be sent to Kathy Kruse, 691 Juniper Drive, Dorchester, IA 52140 or shared online at www.martinfunerals.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Norbert Lester Kruse was born May 31, 1941 in Dorchester, the son of John and Gladys (Dresselhaus) Kruse. Norbert attended grade school in Dorchester and graduated from Waukon High School in 1959. When he was 21, his father passed away unexpectedly and Norbert took over the family farm.

Tue
02
Feb

Dorothy Dittman

Dorothy Dittman, age 85, living most of her life in Clinton but most recently of Waukon, died Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Dorothy Ann was born January 8, 1936 to Herbert L. A. and Esther M. (Benzing) Schlitter in Waukon.

A Celebration of Dorothy’s life will take place at a later date. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes of Clinton assisted the family with arrangements.

Fri
29
Jan

Lois Beneke

Lois M. Beneke, 70, of Waukon passed peacefully Wednesday, January 27, 2021 surrounded by her family in Ankeny. Funeral services were held Monday, February 1 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Rev. Cathy Jurgens officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to Loren Beneke at 505 Fifth Avenue SW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Lois Marie Beneke was born August 6, 1950 in Waukon to Ordell and Virginia Bjerke. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ. After graduating from Waukon High School, Lois earned her degree in cosmetology from Calmar Community College. Her first job was in Cedar Rapids where she worked in banking for nearly two years before coming back to Waukon to open her own hair salon, Skyline.

Fri
29
Jan

Lloyd David "Newt" Newton

At the age of 73 years young, Lloyd David John Newton passed on Tuesday January 26, 2021 at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, WI, surrounded by his friends and family.

Funeral Mass was held Monday, February 1 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Waukon. Graveside services along with military honors were held in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon following Mass. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family and a future contribution will be made in Newt’s honor.

Dave, or Newt (as his friends called him), was born Saturday, November 8, 1947 at the Old Hospital in Waukon to Lloyd and Helen (Shingledecker) Newton. As a child, he spent much time outdoors, hunting and fishing at every available opportunity.

Fri
29
Jan

Larry White

The Angels are smiling today. Some of them are smiling because Larry finally got to Heaven after teasing those angels a few times before that he might be on his way. And a few angels are smiling because they were surprised that Heaven was his final destination.

Larry Daniel White was born February 13, 1949 in Waukon to Uvonne “Vonnie” and James “Bob” White. He went to sing with the angels January 26, 2021. Services for Larry were held Tuesday, February 2 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be directed to Veterans Memorial Hospital and Good Samaritan Home in Waukon or to the family for other local memorial gifts. Condolences may be sent to Barb White at P.O. Box 99, Waukon, IA 52172.

Tue
26
Jan

Shirley Arneson

Shirley J. Arneson, age 89, of Decorah died Thursday morning, January 14, 2021 at Barthell O.E.S. Home in Decorah. Private Family Services were held at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah with Rev. Kurt Bockoven officiating. Burial was in Big Canoe Lutheran Cemetery.

Shirley June (Albertson) Arneson was born January 22, 1931 to Herman and Ada (Hove) Albertson on a farm in Sumner Twp. Winneshiek County, rural Ridgeway. She was baptized and confirmed at the Lincoln Lutheran Church by Rev. D.C. Jordahl. She attended country school through eighth grade and graduated from Ridgeway High School.

Shirley was united in marriage with Ralph E. Arneson August 15, 1949 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They were blessed with one daughter, Linda.

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