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
27
Aug

Marjorie Steiber

Marjorie Jean Steiber, 91, of Lansing passed away Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 31, 2019 at United Methodist Church, Lansing with a visitation two hours before services from 9-11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Sedar Wembonyama will be the officiant. Memorials in honor of Jean may be directed to the family as they will be used for local organizations. Inurnment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Marjorie Jean was born March 11, 1928 to Robert and Freda (Graves) Maust in Elkton, SD. She graduated from Lansing High School and attended one year of Normal Training for teaching. Jean taught country school for one year.

Tue
27
Aug

Willard Bieber

Willard L. Bieber, 80, of Waukon died Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, August 19 at Zion United Church of Christ (UCC) in Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Inurnment was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Memorials can be made to the Allamakee Music Boosters or to Alzheimer’s research at www.alz.org.

Willard Louis Bieber was born March 19, 1939 in Waukon, the son of Peter William, Sr. and Luella Elizabeth (Leppert) Bieber. He was baptized at Zion United Church of Christ and confirmed at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, both in Waukon. After graduating from Waukon High School in 1957, Will enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served as a lab technician and was stationed in Germany. After being discharged, Will returned home to Waukon to farm with family.

Tue
27
Aug

June Capper

June Rose Capper, 88, of Lansing, formerly of Elgin, died Friday, August 16, 2019 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, August 24 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin. Burial followed at Elgin Cemetery, Elgin.

June was born June 1, 1931 to John and Julia (Braker) Grimm in Elgin. She graduated from Elgin High School, Elgin in 1948. June moved to Chicago, IL after graduation and was a waitress at Stouffers.

June was united in marriage with Lloyd Capper October 21, 1950 in Chicago, IL. Four children were born to this union: Vikki, Jack, Sue and Betsy. During these years June was a very busy homemaker spending her time gardening, canning, sewing clothing for her kids and later, grandkids.

She loved her family and spent time camping and fishing, waterskiing and ice fishing, and when grandchildren came, babysitting.

Tue
27
Aug

Norman Reeves

Funeral services for Norman Reeves, 91, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 7 at the United Methodist Church in Lansing. Visitation will be held Friday evening, September 6 from 4-7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Lansing.

Norman served his country in WWII in Italy. He came home and married the love of his live, Iona Dee. They were married for 70 years. Norman ran a dairy farm and also drove school bus for over 20 years.

Norman was preceded in death by two of this three children; they were only five and 10 years old at the time of their passing. Although he had many sorrows, he celebrated life with hard work, service toward others and love. Norman has eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Tue
20
Aug

Jacquelyn Radloff

Jacquelyn Kay Radloff, 70, of Monona died Friday, August 9, 2019 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral Service was held Thursday, August 15 at Living Faith United Methodist Parish, Monona with Rev. Deb Parkison as the officiant. Burial followed at Monona Cemetery, Monona. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Jacquelyn Kay was born December 28, 1948 to Wilbert and Gretchen (Henderson) Wiethorn. She graduated from MFL High School in 1967.

Jacquelyn was united in marriage with Loren Radloff November 25, 1967 at United Methodist Church in Monona. She was a very devoted, loving wife and dedicated to her family. Four children were born to this union. Jacque and Loren farmed together for many years until all the kids were in school, then she began working at Gencor-Bituma in the Accounting department. She later went to work as the City Clerk for Monona until she retired in 2015.

Tue
20
Aug

Norbert Lembke

Norbert George Lembke, 92, of Monona died Monday, August 12, 2019 at his home in Monona. Funeral Service was held Saturday, August 17 at Faith Lutheran Church in Monona with Rev. Mel Harris as the officiant. Burial followed at Monona Cemetery.

Norbert was born May 6, 1927 to Erwin and Mildred (Sass) Lembke in Monona Township. He was baptized June 22, 1927 by Rev. Daugs and confirmed in 1941 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona. He graduated from Monona High School and attended one year of college.

Norbert was united in marriage with Eileen Schrader October 16, 1951 at St. John Lutheran Church in Luana. Five children were born to this union. Norbert worked a few years for the Monona Coop and also farmed. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and listening and dancing to Polka Music. He loved spending time with his family.

Tue
20
Aug

June Capper

June Capper, 88, of Lansing, formerly of Elgin, died Friday, August 16, 2019 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 24 at 1 p.m. at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin with visitation from 12-1 p.m. before services at the funeral home Saturday. Burial will follow at Elgin Cemetery, Elgin.
 

Tue
13
Aug

Anna Mae Zoll

Anna Mae Zoll, age 96, passed away August 3, 2019 at the Veterans Affairs Journey Home Unit, Tomah, WI. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 27 with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. and a burial after mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Cemetery, Hanover in rural Allamakee County.

Anna Mae was born October 7, 1922 in Waukon. She was a strong character and often stated her personal direction - “I wanted to do it differently than everyone else.”

She was the oldest of five children of Emmett and Irene (Ronan) Zoll. She attended elementary school in Waukon and Hanover #4. She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Lansing in 1940. After graduation, she enrolled in nursing training in Aurora, IL. Upon graduation from nurses training, she took a job at Mooseheart in Aurora, IL.

Mon
12
Aug

Tristan Levi Close

Tristan Levi Close, 21, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 8 2019 at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Tristan Levi “Flip” Close, the son of Raymond Close and Cindy (Eilers) Fritz was born January 31, 1998 in Prairie du Chien, WI. He attended school in Waukon and later graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).

A Celebration of Life was held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor.

Mon
12
Aug

Linda Sorum

Linda L. Sorum, 78, of Waukon, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 13, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Ronald Pederson officiating. Burial took place at East Paint Creek Synod Cemetery in rural Waterville. Friends may call one hour before services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Linda Lou Sorum was born March 9, 1941, in Lansing, the daughter of Eben and Linda (Kerstein) Beardmore. She was baptized and confirmed at the old German Presbyterian Church in Lansing and graduated from Lansing High School in 1958. On September 11, 1964, she married Moris LaVerne Sorum at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

They farmed together by the twin churches east of Waukon where they raised livestock, dairy cows, corn, hay, and farm cats. Linda enjoyed going to church and visiting with family and friends.

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