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.

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05
Apr

Thomas Howe

Thomas P. Howe, 34, of Arvada, CO, formerly of Waukon, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 7 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Private family burial will be held later.

Thomas Patrick Howe was born January 19, 1984 in Waukon. He was the son of Wayne and Janice (Beisker) Howe. Tom was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, attended St. Patrick Elementary School and graduated from Waukon High School in 2002, where he participated in football and wrestling.

After attending the University of Iowa, he worked for several construction companies in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area. While there, he was the head wresting coach at Regina High School in Iowa City. Tom later moved to Colorado Springs and then Arvada, CO, where he has owned and operated “Ask Howe Construction.” He did projects of his own as well as subcontracting.

Thu
05
Apr

Burnell Sorum

Burnell E. M. Sorum, 80, of Waukon died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his home in rural Waukon, surrounded by his loved ones. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 7 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Burial was at East Paint Creek Synod Cemetery in rural Waterville.

Burnell Ernest Meinor Sorum was born September 30, 1937 in Waukon, the son of Moris A. and Lulla J. (Gilbertson) Sorum. He was baptized and confirmed at West Paint Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waukon. Burnell attended Bakkum Country School in rural Waukon through eighth grade and graduated from Waukon High School in 1957.

February 1, 1959, he married Anita Olson at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lansing. They farmed together in Center Township in rural Waukon. Burnell also worked for Rogness Logging, Midland Feed Store, Tri-County Disposal and Allamakee Solid Waste and Recycling before retiring in 2016.

Tue
03
Apr

Charles Hall

Charles Thomas Hall, 64, of Waukon stepped into heaven Good Friday morning, March 30, 2018 from his home near Waukon. Charlie’s courage matched the intensity of his foe, pancreatic cancer, even to the end. A visitation will be held Thursday, April 5 from 4-7 p.m., with a prayer service and sharing time at 6:30 p.m., at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. The funeral Mass will be held Friday, April 6 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Waukon at 11:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Tue
03
Apr

Lois Wiedenmann

Lois A. Wiedenmann, 95, of Waukon died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 31 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant Vander Velden and Pastor Paul Burgess officiating. Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery in rural Dorchester.

Lois Arlene (Bulman) Wiedenmann was born December 24, 1922 at Rose and Edward Sadler’s (her maternal grandparents) home that was  located “on the tail of the elephant” in the English Bench area of Union City Township. She was the daughter of Alton John and Helga Mae (Sadler) Bulman. Lois was baptized and confirmed at Mt Hope Presbyterian Church in Dorchester and attended school in English Bench. In 1940, Lois graduated as Valedictorian of Waukon High School, then took secretarial courses at Waukon Junior College and Western Wisconsin Technical School in La Crosse, WI.

Tue
03
Apr

Dr. William Dunn

Dr. William Robert Dunn, Sr., age 92, of Cumming, GA passed away March 26, 2018. A Celebration of Life service was held April 2 at Cumming First United Methodist Church with Rev. Kathie Stasko and Dr. Bob Bowling officiating. Graveside services were held April 2 at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.

Dr. William Robert Dunn, Sr. was born in Atlanta, GA and graduated from North Fulton High School and Davidson College, and then earned his medical degree in 1947 from Emory University. He wed Norma Kehr Dunn in June 1947. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage and raising a family together.

Tue
27
Mar

Dr. David Kieffer

Dr. David A. Kieffer, 63, of Broomfield, CO, with courage and resolve, went home to God Saturday, March 17, 2018. He was continuously surrounded by his family and loved ones; he has never been alone. Services were held Friday, March 23 in Broomfield, CO.

Born in Dearborn, MI to parents Bob and Iris Kieffer, David attended parochial school throughout high school. He attended Hope College in Holland, MI, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He then attended Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, MI, where he received his Master ’s degree in Psychology and an additional degree in Psychological Services. In 1996, he completed his Doctor of Psychology degree at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO.

Tue
27
Mar

Devin Tielbar

Devin Joseph Tielbar, 18, of Farmersburg passed away Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Funeral services were held Monday, March 26 at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg, with the Rev. Harold McMillin officiating. Burial followed in Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery, Farmersburg.

Devin was born August 30, 1999 to Lyndean and Mary Beth (Howe) Tielbar in Waukon. He was a senior at MFL/MarMac High School in Monona. After graduation, Devin planned on working at Pattison Sand Mine. He liked working with his hands and excelled at wood and shop classes in school. In his spare time, Devin enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad and his friends, playing video games and milking cows for Don and Randy Wagner. He was proud of his Dodge truck and was a Dallas Cowboys fan.

Tue
27
Mar

Eugene Knox

Eugene R. Knox, 77, of Waukon died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI. Memorial services were held Tuesday, March 27 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Eugene Raymond Knox was born January 22, 1941 in Burr Oak, the son of Thomas and Frances (Wicks) Knox. When Gene was young, he lived with his uncle and aunt, Ted and Edna Larson, while his father was in the service. He attended St. Patrick Catholic School in Waukon and served in the U.S. Marines with two tours in Vietnam.

Tue
27
Mar

Donna Brubaker

Donna Lou Brubaker, 85, of Cedar Rapids died peacefully Saturday, March 24, 2018. A visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 29 at Cedar Memorial in Cedar Rapids. Funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, March 30 at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. Burial will be in South English Cemetery following the funeral service.

Donna was born August 20, 1932 in Waukon. She was the first of three children of Oliver and Ida Teslow. Donna grew up on multiple farms in northeast Iowa with her siblings, Ramona (Monnie) Brazell of Cedar Rapids and Dean Teslow of Decorah. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1950 and married Dale Kolsrud  in 1951.

Tue
27
Mar

Thomas Mooney

Thomas “Tom” Michael Mooney, 82, of Marion, formerly of Waukon, passed peacefully Wednesday, March 14, 2018. A Funeral Mass was held Monday, March 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion by Father Mark Kwenin. A private committal service will take place at a later date. Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Marion assisted the family.

Tom was born July 1, 1935 in Harpers Ferry, the son of Harold and Helen (Schwartzhoff) Mooney. After growing up on the family farm near Harpers Ferry, Tom enlisted in the United States Air Force in April of 1957. August 22, 1957, Tom and his love, Carole Ann Connor, were united in marriage.

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