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
11
Sep

Virgil Johanningmeier

Virgil Charles LeRoy William Johanningmeier, age 89, of Waukon died Friday, August 24, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. A Celebration of Life is being planned for this Saturday, September 15 at the Monona Community Center in Monona from 12-6 p.m.
 

Tue
11
Sep

Thomas Kilpatrick

Thomas “Tom” J. Kilpatrick, 81, of rural Palo passed away peacefully Sunday, September 9, 2018 at his home after a six-month battle with cancer. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 12 from 4-6 p.m. at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids. Funeral mass will be conducted by Fr. Dustin Vu Thursday, September 13 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John XXIII Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the mass at the church. Burial will follow the ceremony at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Tom was born May 3, 1937 in Waukon to John and Mildred (Mellick) Kilpatrick. He attended rural schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1955. May 11, 1957, he married Jeanette Magner at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in West Ridge. He was a member of St. John XXIII Catholic Church.

Tue
11
Sep

R. Neale Downing

R. Neale Downing, 87, of Harpers Ferry died Monday, September 10, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Services are pending with Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
 

Tue
04
Sep

Kendall “Jack” Robinson

Kendall “Jack” Robinson, 83, passed away in his home August 27, 2018 in Winter Haven, FL. Cremation will take place in Florida where a small private service is planned.

Jack Robinson was born May 3, 1935 in Hanover, IL to Charles and Florence Robinson. After high school graduation, he attended the University of Wisconsin at Platteville in pursuit of an engineering degree. He also played basketball on the freshman team. He would later say, “I was pretty good at basketball, but found out the country is full of guys pretty good at basketball.”

In 1957, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music and an English minor from Coe College, located in Cedar Rapids. Jack performed with the Coe College Symphony Orchestra. One of his fondest college memories was marching with the Coe College Band in President Eisenhower’s 1957 inauguration parade.

Tue
04
Sep

Loretta Snitker

Loretta M. Snitker, 87, of Tomah, WI, formerly of Waukon, died Monday, August 27, 2018 in Tomah, WI at the home of her daughter, Diane Schmidt, who was her caretaker since July 2015. Funeral services were held Friday, August 31 at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating and burial at the church cemetery. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.

Loretta Mae Snitker was born June 6, 1931 on her parents’ farm in Round Prairie Township, Waukon; she was the only child of Melvin and Thelma (Kolsrud) Gjefle. Loretta was baptized and confirmed at West Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waukon by Rev. Unseth. She grew up on her parents’ farm in Jefferson Township and attended Jefferson #1 School through eighth grade. In 1949, she graduated from Waukon High School.

Tue
04
Sep

Jeanette “Jo” Fintel

Jeanette Esther “Jo” (Kosbau) Fintel, age 93, of Greer, SC, formerly of Roanoke, VA, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2018. For more information, visit www.johnmoakey.com.
 

Tue
04
Sep

James Lippe

James Emil Lippe of Youngsville, NC, formerly of Waukon and Ames, passed away in Fargo, ND August 30, 2018 while on vacation. Memorial Service will be held at the Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon at 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 5. Instead of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN through stjude.org.

Jim was born in Waukon April 6, 1938 to Emil and Edna Lippe. He attended Waukon schools, graduating in 1956, and attended University of Northern Iowa, where he graduated with a teaching degree. He then attended Murray State University, graduating with a double masters degree in Chemistry and Administration in 1969.

Tue
28
Aug

Faith Ericson

Faith Arlene (Shaw) Ericson, 71, of Lansing died surrounded by her family Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 26 at Center Baptist Church in rural Lansing, with Pastor Matthew Majewski officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Faith was born January 12, 1947 to John and Donna (Carroll) Shaw of New Hartford. In 1957 the family moved to Waterloo. Faith graduated from East High School in 1965 and then spent two years at Baptist Bible Seminary in Johnson City, NY before returning to Waterloo.

She married Roger Allan Ericson June 17, 1972 at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church in Waterloo. In 1975 they moved back to Roger’s home farm in Lansing, with their young son, David.

Tue
28
Aug

Duane Brandt

Duane M. Brandt, 66, of Postville died Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside services with military honors were held Saturday, August 25 at the Salem United Church of Christ Cemetery, rural Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Duane Marcus Brandt was born in Waukon August 5, 1951, the son of Marcus and Yvonne (Kugel) Brandt. In 1970, he graduated from Waukon High School, and he served in the United States Air Force from 1970-1974. As a jet engine mechanic, Duane was stationed in South Dakota, Guam and Alaska.

Wed
22
Aug

Curtis Brandsmeier

Curtis Richard Brandsmeier, 73, of Waukon died Monday, August 20, 2018 at his home. A celebration of life service was held Friday, August 24 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Sam Houser officiating the service. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Curt was born July 17, 1945 in Waukon,  the son of Clarence and Ruth (Kehr) Brandsmeier. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ and  graduated from Waukon High School in 1963, during which time he participated in baseball, football and wrestling. Curt served in the National Guard from 1965-1966.

Curt married the love of his life, Jan Halverson, March 18, 1967 at First Presbyterian Church in Lansing. Together they raised two children, Kris and Brian, on their farmstead in Jefferson Township in rural Waukon.

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