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
07
Dec

Thomas Collins

Thomas “Tom” J. Collins, 67, of Waukon died Friday, December 4, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary’s Hanover Cemetery, rural Waukon.

In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of a mask is required to attend the service. Martin - Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be sent to Mary Johnson at 1006 Teeple Creek Road, Waukon, IA 52172.

Tue
01
Dec

Orville Bratrud

Orville J. Bratrud, 96, of Waukon died Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at his home in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, November 30 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, both in rural Waterville. Condolences may be sent to Dorothy Bratrud at 207 First Avenue NW, Waukon, IA 52172. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled the arrangements.

Orville Joseph Bratrud was born December 12, 1923 in Allamakee County, rural Waterville, the son of Ingvold and Inga (Olson) Bratrud. He attended country school in the Village Creek area and graduated from Waterville High School in 1942. After he graduated, he worked for several area farmers as a hired hand.

Orville served in the United States Army during WWII from 1945 until 1947. While he was in the service, he participated in the American Army Band and drill team.

Tue
01
Dec

Deborah Livingston

Deborah E. “Deb” Livingston, age 59, of Norfolk, NE passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk with Reverend Patrick McLaughlin as the celebrant. Private interment will follow the service for immediate family. Home for Funerals was in charge of arrangements.

Deborah Elizabeth was born September 29, 1961 in Norfolk, NE to Bernard and Patricia “Pat” (Gaul) Ruppert. She graduated from Madison High School in 1980.

June 26, 1982, Deb married Dean Bove at St. Leonard’s Catholic Church in Madison, WI. Dean passed away in 1993.

After nine years of dating, Deb married James “Jim” Livingston April 16, 2005 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Battle Creek.

Tue
01
Dec

Everett Waters

Everett Francis Waters of Hinckley, MN lost his courageous battle with cancer November 19, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. A private memorial service was held in his home.

Everett was born February 12, 1945, grew up in Lansing and later moved to Minneapolis, MN where he met Constance, his wife of 55 years. In his younger years he was a fly fisherman and hunter. He loved spending time with his family and teaching them about his loving and merciful God.

He was a policeman in Minneapolis and in Iowa. Later in life he was a social worker at Hubert Humphrey Job Corps. He was a great man loved by many.

He is survived by his wife, Constance; his sons, Clayton and Rodney, and daughter, Stephanie, and their families; as well as by one sister, one brother and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Leona Waters, one brother and two sisters.

Tue
01
Dec

David Pfiffner

David G. Pfiffner, 63, of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Lansing, passed away after suffering a heart attack November 8, 2020 at Centennial Hills Hospital in Las Vegas. In consideration of COVID-19, the family will hold a graveside service in Las Vegas Friday, December 4. A second service to celebrate his life and legacy will be held in his beloved hometown of Lansing in 2021, once it is safe to do so. Additional details surrounding that service will be shared at a later date.

David was born March 20, 1957 to Albert “Abby” and Wilma “Boots” (Hirth) Pfiffner. He graduated from Kee High School in Lansing in 1975 and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from Winona State University in Minnesota.

Mon
30
Nov

Kermit Martin

Kermit G. Martin, 78, of Monona, formerly of Waterville, went to be with the Lord Friday, November 27, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 1 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Rev. Cathy Jurgens officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Condolences may be sent to Jessica Winkler at 20382 115th Street, Monona, IA 52159. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled the arrangements.

Kermit George Martin was born February 5, 1942 in Waukon, the son of Edward and Florence (Dresselhaus) Martin. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Eitzen, MN, attended Eitzen Elementary School and graduated from Waukon High School in 1960. While in high school, Kermit started working at Hager’s Grocery Store in Waukon. After high school he went to work at Amana Refrigeration in Cedar Rapids. He served in the Army Reserves from 1964-1969.

Sat
28
Nov

Mavis Mitchell

Mavis I. Mitchell, 81, of rural Monona died Friday, November 27, 2020 at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, December 1 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial was at IOOF Cemetery, Rossville. Condolences may be sent to Darrell Mitchell at 764 Bigfoot Road, Monona, IA 52159.

Mavis Irene Mitchell was born September 8, 1939 in Decorah, the daughter of Orlando and Helen (Overacker) Otteson. She attended Freeport country schools and Decorah High School. Mavis spent her whole life in northeast Iowa, farming on the family farm in the Rossville area. She married Darrell D. Mitchell.

Mavis enjoyed fishing, plants and flowers, and watching the birds and deer. Her hobbies also included embroidery and playing cards. Mavis loved spending time with her family and watching her grandchildren grow.

Sat
28
Nov

Sandra Hove

Sandra K. Hove, 81, of rural Decorah passed away peacefully with her family by her side Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at her home. Funeral services were held Monday, November 30 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial was at Lincoln Cemetery, Ridgeway. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements. Cards and condolences may be sent to Dr. Brenda Houg at 1421 Old Stage Road, Waukon, IA 52172.

Sandra Kay Hove was born August 12, 1939 in Decorah, the daughter of Clarence and Blanche (Tollefson) Anderson; she was the youngest of two children. Sandra was baptized and confirmed at the Lutheran Church in Ossian and graduated from Ossian High School. She then started her career at the Ossian Bank.

Tue
24
Nov

James "Jim" Keenan

James “Jim” Keenan, 82, of Waukon, formerly of Lansing, died Monday, November 23, 2020 at his home peacefully surrounded by his family. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 28 at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Catholic Church in rural Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery, Lansing. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements. Cards may be sent to Sandy Keenan at 307 Third Avenue NW, Apt. 101, Waukon, IA 52172.

James Raymond Keenan was born December 10, 1937 in Allamakee County to Matthew and Marcella (Hennessy) Keenan. He grew up in rural Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School. April 11, 1964, he married Sandra Cahalan, the love of his life, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. He enjoyed farming and his work as a crane operator for Brennan Construction Company where he worked for 39 years.

Tue
24
Nov

John “Jack” Marsden

John “Jack” F. Marsden, 95, of Waukon died Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. A private graveside service with military honors will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Cards for the family can be mailed to Annette Marsden at 409 Washington Street, Decorah, IA 52101. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veterans Memorial Hospital or St. Patrick Catholic Church, both in Waukon. The family regrets that they are not able to celebrate Jack’s life together and share stories with everyone in this time of COVID.

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