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
01
May

Margaret Halverson

Margaret M. “Marge” Halverson, 91, of Lansing died Friday, April 27, 2018 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Interment will be at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing. Friends may call Tuesday, May 1 from 4-7 p.m. at the Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Lansing, where there will be a 4 p.m. Scripture Service.

Margaret Halverson was born April 29, 1926 at Lansing to William and Gertrude (Strub) Troendle. Marge received her education in the Lansing area, attending a country school on Faegre Prairie Road and Immaculate Conception School. She lived all of her life in the Lansing area where she farmed, bartended and worked as a nurse’s aide at Thornton Manor. In 1943, Marge married Raymond Hammell, and she married Wendell Halverson in 1978.

Tue
01
May

Eleanor Torkelson

Eleanor Marie Torkelson, 84, of Elgin died Thursday, April 26, 2018 at Stoney Brook Village in West Union. Funeral Service was held Monday, April 30 at Elgin Lutheran Church, Elgin with Rev. David Coffin as the officiant. Burial was in the Elgin Cemetery, Elgin.

Eleanor was born December 29, 1933 on a farm near Castalia to Elmer and Marie (Backhaus) Schutte. She was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. Eleanor graduated from Postville High School in 1951. Upon graduation, Eleanor moved to Cedar Rapids with three very dear friends.

Tue
01
May

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 this Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, Waterville.

John was born to Alton and Margaret Herman in Waukon. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1970. He was well known for his love of storytelling, politics, traveling, playing cards and exquisite taste in music.

John is survived by his mother, Margaret Herman; his wife, Penny Herman-Zoll; his daughters, Lisa (David) Herman-Spilde, Eva (Ryan) Griffith and Crystal Moyer-Statler; and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by his five siblings: Ron (Beverly) Herman of Iowa City, Don (Linda) Herman of Ankeny, Dennis (Julie) Herman of Waterville, Mary Herman of Decorah and Dewey (Tina) Herman of Decorah; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. His jolly spirit will be missed by all.

Thu
26
Apr

Robert J. Stock

Robert J. Stock, 90, died peacefully Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon. Christian burial service was held Friday, April 27 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Inurnment with military honors was in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Robert James Stock was born April 12, 1928 in Waukon to Harvey Lewellyn and Mabel Geneva (Larson) Stock. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ and attended grade school at Elk Country School before graduating from Waukon High School in 1945.

Bob enlisted in the U.S. Army and served on active duty from 1953 to 1955. He remained in reserve status until he was honorably discharged as a private first class in September 1961. He was stationed at Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX and maintained target drone aircraft used for testing guided missiles at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

Wed
25
Apr

Claude Schafer

Claude F. Schafer, 96, of Waukon died Sunday, April 22, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial will be at Lansing Ridge Cemetery, rural Lansing. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, April 27 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Claude Fredrick Schafer was born November 18, 1921 on the family farm in Center Township, Lansing, the son of Carl and Barbara (Kehr) Schafer. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1939. During his high school years he provided custodial services at the Waukon Hotel for room and board; entertaining guests by playing his accordion was also part of his duties. After graduation, Claude joined his father running the 200 acre farm.

Wed
25
Apr

Hillery Kasten

Hillery Robert Kasten, 87, of Eitzen, MN died Friday, April 20, 2018 at Gundersen Health Center in La Crosse, WI surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eitzen, MN. Rev. Todd Krueger will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military honors by the Loveless-Eikens American Legion Post 191 of Caledonia and the United States Air Force Funeral Honor Guard. A  visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday, both at the church.

Hillery was born March 21, 1931 in Dorchester to Arthur and Adeline (Welper) Kasten. He enlisted in the Air Force and proudly served his country. He was deeply honored to take part in the Freedom Honor Flight in 2015.

Wed
25
Apr

Edith (Steiber) Paugh

Edith Marie (Steiber) Love Paugh, 97, passed away Thursday, February 15 in Mesa, AZ. A celebration of her life was held Monday, February 26 at Velda Rose Methodist Church in Mesa, AZ.

Edith was born just outside of Lansing in her family’s farm house October 25, 1920. Edith was a beautiful person inside and out and she will be missed. To know her was a blessing. She was a successful business owner, accomplished seamstress and avid golfer.

She is joining her loved ones in Heaven which include her husband of 42 years, Lloyd Love; her daughters, Joann Love Sackett and Janice Love Jessop; as well as her second husband, Delmar Paugh. She is survived by her son, Roger (Becky) Love; her daughter, Gayle (Robert) Love Clausen and her son-in-law, Gerald Sackett. She also leaves behind 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren and 24 great-great grandchildren.
 

Fri
20
Apr

Dean Russell

Dean Elliot Russell, age 60, of Waukon passed away April 16, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 26 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with a visitation one hour before the service. A private burial will take place at a later date.

Dean was born November 11, 1957 to Edward and Ethel Easton of Waukon. He went to school and worked in Waukon doing various jobs. In 1993, he married Barbara Lewey. Dean loved the outdoors and enjoyed mushroom hunting, camping and rock collecting.

Dean is survived by his siblings, Gary Russell, Roger Russell, Diane (Steve) McDonough, Richard (Renee) Russell, Julie Gericke, Linda Miller, Bonnie (Kevin) Dundee, Susan Easton and Vicky Easton; four step-children and three step-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Barb; his parents and his brother, Randy.
 

Fri
20
Apr

Sandra Baumgartner

Sandra A. Baumgartner, 66, of Monona, formerly of Fairfax, died Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha. Visitation took place Saturday, April 21 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Sandra Ann Baumgartner was born June 4, 1951 in Iowa City, the daughter of Victor and Sylvia (Fish) Marti. She was baptized at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, attended elementary school in Atkins and graduated from Waukon High School in 1969.

Tue
17
Apr

Ethan Guyer

Ethan Guyer, Sr., 81, of Postville, formerly of Elgin, died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics, West Union. Funeral Service was Tuesday, April 17 at West Clermont Lutheran Church, Clermont with Rev. Phillip Olson as the officiant. Burial followed at God’s Acres, Clermont.

Ethan Grant was born June 23, 1936 to Aubrey and Mabel (Christianson) Guyer on the family farm near Elgin. He was baptized and confirmed at West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont.

Ethan was a jack of all trades. He farmed the family farm for most of his life, he was a Pride Seed dealer, an Archer Oil Dealer and District Manager, he ran a sawmill and repaired chainsaws, and he did custom round baling.

Ethan was united in marriage with Vivian Anderson September 30, 1961 at West Clermont Lutheran Church, Clermont. He was a member of West Clermont Lutheran Church, N.F.O., Farm Bureau and the Toastmasters.

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