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
10
Nov

Owen Nuehring

Owen Fredrick Nuehring, age 74, of Wells, MN, formerly of Postville, died Monday, November 2, 2020 at the Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN from natural causes. Wednesday, November 11, there will be a funeral service at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Winneshiek County.  Face masks must be worn and social distancing will be observed. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.brussheitner.com.

Owen Fredrick was born March 18, 1946 in Postville, the son of Orville and Emily (Schultz) Nuehring. Owen worked for over 44 years at Wells Concrete, retiring several years ago. He loved to bowl and enjoyed watching Minnesota sports teams and sports of all kinds. He loved the sports channel on cable. December 10, 2020 would mark 39 years of sobriety for Owen.

Tue
10
Nov

Marie Miller

Marie Emilie Miller, 93, of Lansing died peacefully Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. A Graveside Service will be held in the spring.

Marie was born August 15, 1927 to Ture and Julia (Johansson) Toll in Waukegan, IL. She graduated from Waukegan High School and attended nursing school. Marie was a very proud member of the Swedish Glee Club while she lived in Waukegan and Grayslake, IL.

Marie was united in marriage with Merritt Day, Jr. February 14, 1947. They saw much of the USA while Merritt was in the service. They later divorced.

Thu
05
Nov

Robert Malli

Robert Kenneth Malli, 77, of Waukon passed away peacefully at Thornton Manor in Lansing November 3, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 7 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Waukon. Burial followed at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Patrick Catholic School, Waukon. Sympathy cards may be sent in care of Michael Malli, 829 31st Avenue, Amana, IA 52203. Martin-Grau Funeral Home of Waukon handled arrangements.

Born August 4, 1943 in Decorah, Robert Kenneth Malli was the son of Kenneth and Frances (McCullough) Malli. A 1961 graduate of St. Patrick High School, Waukon, Bob married Mary Cecile Manton February 20, 1965 at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Lansing.

Wed
04
Nov

Delores Paus

Delores L. Paus, 95, of Waukon died Monday, November 2, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, November 6 at St. Luke’s Church in Eitzen, MN with Pastor Michael McCann officiating and burial in the church cemetery. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Delores Louise Paus was born June 21, 1925 on the family farm in Houston County, MN, near Eitzen, the daughter of Louis and Frances (Brinker) Meiners. She attended country and Eitzen schools before attending the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. For her first job, Delores was a telephone operator in Eitzen, which she said was always her favorite job.

Wed
04
Nov

Maurice Gallagher

Maurice “Maury” John Gallagher, 73, of Postville died October 29, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. No services are planned at this time; a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Maurice John Gallagher was born July 20, 1947 in Waukon, the son of Vernon and Frances (Larkin) Gallagher, and was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church. In 1965, he graduated from St. Patrick High School in Waukon and then, in 1967, Maury enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Maury married Lorraine Smith in 1968, and they have two daughters.

He began his 27-year career as an airman recruit and rose through the ranks to become a Commander in the Navy, serving on the USS Midway and the USS America. Although Maury’s time in the service took him to exotic ports of call, he loved nothing better than to be at home with family and spend time “back home” in Allamakee County, hunting for artifacts and fishing.

Wed
04
Nov

Bernard Welsh

Bernard J. Welsh, 85, of Waukon died Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Private funeral and burial services will be held at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Catholic Church in rural Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. The service will be live streamed Thursday, November 12, starting at 11 a.m. on the Martin-Grau Funeral Home Facebook page.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Lycurgus Cemetery Fund. Condolences may be sent to Sherry Ariss at 1526 South 14th Street, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821.

Bernard James Welsh was born July 7, 1935, along with his twin sister, Bernadine, in Waukon to Patrick and Mary (Zoll) Welsh. He attended school at French Creek #5 through eighth grade and graduated from St. Patrick Catholic School in Waukon in 1953. Bernard joined the Army Reserves in 1957, and spent six months of active duty at Fort Leonard Wood, MO followed by six years in the active reserves.

Wed
04
Nov

Ellen Mathis

Ellen B. Mathis, 59, of Waukon died Thursday, October 29, 2020 at her home. A visitation will be held Thursday, November 12 from 4-7 p.m. at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks is encouraged.

Ellen Beth Mathis was born April 11, 1961 in Storm Lake, the daughter of Dr. Leon and Marian (Bittinger) Heike. As a little girl, Ellen and her family moved to Waukon, where she graduated from high school. She then went to on the earn her business degree from NICC in Calmar. Ellen worked as a paralegal and also worked in the Allamakee County Courthouse.

She liked being outside, especially at the family cabin in Cub Lake, WI. Ellen enjoyed being on the river, going boating, kayaking and four-wheeling. She enjoyed taking her dog for walks and just loved animals in general. Ellen loved going out and having fun with her friends.

Wed
04
Nov

Lavon Martins

Lavon Martins, 92, of Postville died Friday, October 30, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. A Public Graveside Service was held Monday, November 2 at Postville Cemetery, Postville with Pastor Lynn Noel as the officiant. Memorials may be sent to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville Fire Department and Postville Ambulance Service.

Lavon was born September 4, 1928 to Larry and Bessie (Segrist) Ewing in Franklin Township. She was baptized April 17, 1938 and confirmed October 2, 1955. She attended Forest Mills Country School and graduated from Waukon High School.

Lavon was united in marriage with Virgil Walter Martins February 13, 1955 at Community Presbyterian Church in Postville. Lavon worked at Douglas Drug Store and was a farm wife.  She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, having coffee with her sister, Lola, going to sales and doing ceramics.

Wed
04
Nov

Delores Paus

Delores L. Paus, 95, of Waukon died Monday, November 2, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 6 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Church in Eitzen, MN with Pastor Michael McCann officiating and burial in the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the church.

Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.
 

Wed
28
Oct

Rev. Jean Paul Henry Zenke

Reverend Jean Paul Henry Zenke, 92, of Aitkin, MN passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 in Aicota Health Care Center, Aitkin, MN. A graveside service for family was held Monday, November 2 in St. John’s Cemetery in Broadlands, IL. Memorials are preferred to Alzheimer Association, ALZ.ORG.

Jean Paul was born October 1, 1928 in Broadlands, IL to Alfred and Trazya (Wiese) Zenke. He attended college and seminary at Mission House (now Lakeland University) in Sheboygan, WI and was ordained in 1953.

His first church was a dual parish in Long Prairie and Bertha, MN in 1953, where he met Cheryl Cook. They were united in marriage July 29, 1955. Jean Paul and Cheryl served churches in Norwood, MN, Waukon, High Hill, MO and Peru, IL before retiring to the Aitkin, MN area in 1992.

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