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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Mar

Dianna "Dee" Garrow

Dianna “Dee” Lee Garrow, 68, of Waukon died Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Northgate Care Center, Waukon. Memorial Service was held Saturday, March 24 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Lansing with Rev. Laura Gentry as the officiant.

Dianna Lee was born March 14, 1950 to Henry and Agnes (Sheriff) Knickerbocker in Iowa City. She graduated from Lansing High School.

Dianna was united in marriage with Frank Garrow; they later divorced. She worked for Northern Engraving in Lansing. Dee looked after her sister Roxanne’s children as her own. When those nieces and nephews had children, she loved them like a grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, doing puzzles, camping and fishing. Dee had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to joke with everyone.

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21
Mar

Mary Jo Oden

Mary Jo Oden, 85, of Waukon died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Friday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Pastor Steve Oden officiating. Inurnment will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Visitation is from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home Friday.

Mary Jo Oden was born July 7, 1932 at the Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, the daughter of Robert Dean and Ocie Leota (Burdick) Carr. In 1951, she graduated from Theodore Roosevelt Senior High in Des Moines.
June 12, 1954, Jo married Robert Miles Oden at Plymouth Congregational Church in Des Moines. She lived in several towns in Iowa and also for a time in Quantico, VA while Bob was in the Marine Corps. While in Des Moines, Jo worked for the Equitable Life Insurance Company, for American Lithograph, and in the records department of

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21
Mar

Brian Palmer

Brian A. Palmer, 59, of Holmen, WI, formerly of Waukon, passed away peacefully March 15, 2018 at Mayo Clinic in La Crosse, WI surrounded by his family. He was laid to rest at Bethel Cemetery in Osterdock next to his mother and father March 18 in a ceremony officiated by his longtime friend, Fr. Jim Weighner.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Waukon Golf & Country Club in Waukon Saturday, March 24 from 1-5 p.m. His friends and family are welcome to attend as a wonderful man is remembered. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

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21
Mar

Dorothea Horsfall

Dorothea D. Horsfall, 65, of Waukon died Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 26 at 11 a.m. at Faith Evangelical Free Church in Prairie du Chien, WI with Pastor Kevin Dick officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may greet the family Sunday, March 25 from 2-5 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Dorothea Dolores Horsfall was born August 11, 1952 in Maquoketa, the daughter of Donald Ray and Dolores Sophie (Christiansen) Harms. Her parents later divorced and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Leroy Wood. Dorothea grew up in Olin and in 1971, she graduated from high school. She attended art school in Florida and then returned home to Olin, where she worked various secretarial and administrative jobs.

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21
Mar

Rose Peterson

Rose Peterson, 94, of Waukon, formerly of Caledonia, MN, died Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Northgate Care Center, Waukon. Private family services were held. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Caledonia, MN.

Born October 31, 1923, Rose was a mom to four children, a grandma to 12, a great-grandma to 17 and a great-great-grandma to six. At 94 she was matriarch of five generations. Our memories include large family dinners, festive and much decorated holidays.  She taught us all how to cook her breads, Lithuanian dishes, and allowed her children the privilege of being free labor in her restaurant in Spring Grove, MN.

She always gardened but was especially proud of her roses. She could bowl and shoot pool with the best and won many tournaments, teaching us to be competitive and the best at what we did. She gave back to the community through her church and taught us all to help and share what we have with others.

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Mar

Leroy Nolting

Leroy E. Nolting, 88, of Waukon died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Rev. Keith Selberg officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Leroy Elwin Nolting was born August 19, 1929 in Waukon, the son of Albert Paul and Rosa Mary (Dee) Nolting. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon and attended Elk country school and Waukon High School. After being drafted into the U.S. Army, Leroy served from 1953-1955, some of which was spent in Germany.

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13
Mar

Steven Mikulas

Steven D. Mikulas, age 70, of Lansing died Monday March 5, 2018. A memorial gathering will be scheduled for a later date.

Steve was born in Cedar Rapids August 17, 1947 to Joseph and Arlene (Heath) Mikulas. Steve grew up in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Washington High School. He then attended Kirkwood Community College. February 26, 1983 Steve married Theresa Sargent in Cedar Rapids.

His early career included employment at Cedar Rapids Tool & Die, Ledford Engineering of Cedar Rapids, Kinze Manufacturing of Williamsburg and as a Tool & Die Engineer for the Thomas and Betts Corporation in Iowa City. When Thomas & Betts moved to South Carolina in 1992, Steve was again employed at Ledford Engineering until his retirement.  Steve was a master wood carver and a member of the NE Iowa Woodcarving Club in Waterloo, the Monona Woodcarving Club in Monona and the Affiliated Wood Carvers, Inc. in Bettendorf.

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Mar

John Herman

John Andrew Herman passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at the age of 65 in the state of Indiana. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, Waterville.

John grew up in Waukon. He’s well known for his love of storytelling, politics, traveling and exquisite taste in music. He was raised by two loving parents, the late Alton Herman and his mother surviving him, Margaret Herman. He was the father of four daughters with Penny Herman-Zoll: Lisa Herman, Eva Griffith, the late Tamara Moyer and Crystal Moyer. He was the grandfather to eight grandchildren. He is further survived by his five siblings: Dennis (Julie), Dewey (Tina), Ron (Beverly), Don (Linda) and Mary Herman. His jolly spirit will be missed by all.

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13
Mar

Eileen Felton

Eileen Felton, age 87, of Northfield, MN, formerly of Waukon, passed away Tuesday evening, March 6, 2018 at Three Links Care Center in Northfield, MN. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16 at Northfield United Methodist Church, Northfield, MN. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. A meal will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Interment will be in Portland Prairie Cemetery, Eitzen, MN at a later date.

Eileen Lapham Felton was born February 15, 1931 in Caledonia, MN to Grant and Mabel (Albee) Lapham.  She was raised on the family farm on Portland Prairie and attended a rural school. She graduated from Caledonia High School in 1948 and attended Hamline University and received her teaching degree at La Crosse State College (now University of Wisconsin - La Crosse).

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13
Mar

Carol Cole

Carol J. Cole, 69, of Waukon died Monday, March 5, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. A prayer service was held Thursday, March 8 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Private burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Carol Jean Cole was born January 15, 1949 in Brookfield, MO, the daughter of Arthur and Helen (Ross) Curtis. She graduated from MarMac High School in McGregor in 1966. October 4, 1969, she married Allen Cole in Guttenberg. They lived in Guttenberg and McGregor before they were divorced.

In 1974, Carol moved to Waukon, where she went to work at Northern Engraving until the factory closed. She enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

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