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
11
Jun

Jean O'Hare

Jean Edna O’Hare, 93, of Waukon died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, June 12 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Waukon. The Rev. Mark Osterhaus was the Celebrant and Concelebrant was the Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg. Interment was at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Hanover.

Jean Edna Phillips was born March 28, 1925 in Conover, part of Winneshiek County. She was the daughter of Edward and Mollie (Hines) Phillips. She married Thomas Francis O’Hare, Jr. April 7, 1945 in Decorah. Jean and Tom lived in Cedar Rapids where they worked at Collins Radio for a short time before returning to Decorah and eventually Waukon. They farmed in French Creek Township, Hanover area and in 1968 moved to Waukon.

Thu
07
Jun

Helen Kubitz

Helen Kubitz, age 82, of Sparks, NV died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Northern Nevada Hospital with family members present. Services will be held Friday, June 15 with an 11 a.m. Mass immediately followed by a luncheon, both at The Church of the Visitation, 1028 Middle Road, Camanche. Burial will follow the luncheon at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 401 South 18th Street, Clinton.

Helen Jean Henry was born February 21, 1935 in Waukon to Theodore and Lillian Henry. She was a homemaker and assisted her husband, Allen (Bud), in building homes in the Camanche area.

Helen and Bud were married for 63 years and retired to Sparks, NV where they were members of Holy Cross Church. Fr. Jose Isaac said a Memorial Mass.

Tue
05
Jun

Lillian Christianson

Lillian E. Christianson, 85, of Waukon died Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 13 at 11 a.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating.

Friends may greet the family for one hour before and again during the lunch following the services at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Lillian Eileen Christianson was born December 15, 1932 in Waukon. She was the daughter of John and Alice (Sanderson) Herman. Lillian was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. She attended rural elementary school before graduating from Waukon High School in 1950.

Tue
05
Jun

Leo Berg

Leo Berg, age 88, of Decorah died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home in Decorah. Funeral service was held Friday, May 25 at Frankville Presbyterian Church, Frankville with Rev. Gary Catterson officiating. Interment was at Frankville Cemetery, Frankville.

Leo Alfred Berg was born March 4, 1930 to Alfred and Olga (Hanson) Berg in Frankville Township, Allamakee County. He received his education in the Little Red School near Forest Mills in Allamakee County. Leo was baptized in the Forest Mills Church by the Reverend L.E. Crippen.

Fri
01
Jun

Dale Rademaker

Dale D. Rademaker, 90, of Waukon died Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services with military honors were held Saturday, June 2 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Inurnment was at Greenwood Cemetery, rural Westgate.

Dale DuWayne Rademaker was born August 22, 1927 in Westgate, the son of Adrian and Maude W. (Hollenback) Rademaker. In 1944, he graduated from Maynard High School and then enlisted in the Air Corps Reserve; in 1945, Dale joined the U.S. Naval Medical Corps School and was honorably discharged from the Navy in 1946, as a Pharmacist Mate, 3rd Class. Dale then attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, graduating in 1950.

Wed
30
May

Lennon Schara-Horns

Lennon Scott Schara-Horns, 16, of Postville passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral Services were held Saturday, May 26 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant. Burial will be held at a later date.

Lennon was born April 12, 2002 in Decorah, the son of Dwight and Shauna (Swift) Horns. He was a sophomore at Postville Community School, Postville.

Lennon lived his whole life in what was his own personal paradise, within the valleys surrounding the Yellow River north of Postville. He spent his time fishing for trout, finding fossils, looking for whitetail deer sheds, kayaking and mushroom hunting. He also enjoyed camping on the Mississippi River, exploring the wilderness with his dog, Molly, finding arrowheads, target shooting with his gun or bow, working and making money. Most of all, Lennon loved inviting others to share in his passion of spending time outdoors.

Wed
30
May

Rebecca Springsteen

Rebecca Erin Springsteen, 16, of Marquette passed away Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at her home in Marquette. There will be a private family Memorial Service.

Rebecca was born November 13, 2001 to James and Trina (Shaffer) Springsteen in Prairie du Chien, WI. She was a sophomore at MFL/MarMac High School in Monona and played volleyball.

Rebecca was a member at St. Paul Lutheran Church. She loved all animals, especially her pet hamsters. Rebecca enjoyed baking, playing video games and participating in art classes, especially ceramics.

Rebecca is survived by her parents, Jim and Trina Springsteen of Marquette; one brother, Benjamin James Springsteen; her grandparents, Julie Scott and Doug Shaffer; her aunts, Kristi (Todd) Shaffer, Samantha (John) Hancock, Lisa Dixon and Megan (Kurtis) Smith; and her cousins, Dalton, Mariah, Katlyn, Kaleb, Jakeb and Kennith.

Wed
30
May

Mary Martindale

Mary Helen Martindale was born in Karnes County, TX June 7, 1959 and entered eternal life in heaven May 20, 2018. As a warrior battling cancer for 11 years, Mary beat cancer by leaving her body and pain behind.

Throughout those years, Mary redefined what true strength, courage and dignity mean. Mary’s tenacious will to live and love of family were second only to her faith in God.

Mary was raised in Runge, TX by parents Alejandro and Criselda Torres, graduating from Runge High School in 1977. Mary later worked for the school and met Dan Martindale, who was teaching and coaching there. They were married in Runge, TX July 20, 1980. That same year, their daughter, Jaimie, was born in El Paso, TX.

Wed
30
May

Dona Pope

Dona Rose Quillin Pope, age 90, left her earthly home for Heaven May 24, 2018, surrounded by laughter and love. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Minneapolis, MN.

Longing to receive her were her soulmate and husband, LeRoy J. Pope; her parents, Ed and Grace (Ronan) Quillin; her brothers, Earl, Harold and Dennis; and her sisters, Connie and Mary Frances. Celebrating her life are her sister, Sr. Francine (Maureen) Quillin; six children; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and those still to come.

Dona’s quick wit, unconditional love and gentle spirit are the legacies she leaves us. Memorials may be made to Feed My Starving Children at https://www.fmsc.org.
 

Wed
23
May

Janet Reinhardt

Janet E. Reinhardt, 65, of Waukon died Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at her home. Memorial services were held Monday, May 21 at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Janet Elaine Reinhardt was born July 23, 1952 in Waukon, the daughter of Paul and Coral (Moose) Klees. She was baptized and confirmed at Volney Methodist Church in rural Monona and graduated from Waukon High School in 1970. Janet worked for Equity Co-op for a few years.

December 9, 1972, she married William Reinhardt at Volney Methodist Church. They farmed together for a few years and she also worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon until it closed in 2008. Janet then went to work for Northern Engraving in Sparta, WI until she retired in 2016.

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