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.

Wed
03
Jul

Darlene Cecchetti

Darlene J.H. (Iverson) Cecchetti, age 90, of New Kensington, PA, formerly of Waterville, died Friday, June 28, 2019 at Harmar Village Care Center in Cheswick, PA. A funeral service and burial will be held Sunday, July 7 at 2 p.m. at the Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Following the services, a luncheon will be held in the Church fellowship hall. Martin Funeral Home of Waukon is handling arrangements for the family.

Darlene Joy Hermae Iverson was born February 28, 1929 in rural Waterville, the youngest daughter of Herman N. and Josephine C. (Nelson) Iverson’s seven children. She was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, and in 1946 she graduated from Waterville High School.

Wed
03
Jul

Marcella Quillin

A Celebration of Life for Marcella “Marcie” Quillin, 91, of Waukon, who passed away November 28, 2018, will be held this Friday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Fr. Mark Osterhaus will officiate the mass, and burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Visitation will be held one hour before services at the church.
 

Wed
03
Jul

Adaline Lois Langland

Adaline Lois Langland, 90, of Waukon died Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services are pending with Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
 

Fri
28
Jun

James Nordheim

James “Jim” E. Nordheim, 70, of Decorah died Monday, June 24, 2019 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. Funeral services were held Monday, July 1 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating.

James Edward Nordheim was born September 30, 1948 in Decorah, the son of Curtis and Eileen (Nicholson) Nordheim. In 1966, he graduated from Decorah High School and went on to receive his bachelor’s degree in economics and psychology from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. May 29, 1970, Jim married Julie Faldet at the Lutheran church in Calmar.

Thu
27
Jun

Laurayne Schulte

Laurayne Schulte, 87, of Evansdale, formerly of Harpers Ferry, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at New Aldaya Lifescapes in Cedar Falls. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3 at St. Ann-St. Joseph Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry with Rev. John Moser as the celebrant. Concelebrants will be Msgr. Cletus Hawes and Rev. Donald Hawes. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Paint Rock Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service Tuesday, July 2 at St. Ann-St. Joseph Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry.  There will also be a one-hour visitation before mass at the church Wednesday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.

Laurayne was born March 26, 1932 to Urban and Ruth (Farley) Hawes in Lansing. She attended country school in Wexford through the eighth grade and graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Lansing in 1949.

Tue
25
Jun

James Whalen

James Leo Whalen, age 92, of Augusta, WI died Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Augusta Health and Rehabilitation. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 1812 Lynn Avenue, Altoona, WI. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. prior to the funeral service at the church. Burial will follow at St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Cumberland, WI.

Jim was born May 11, 1927 in Waukon, the son of William and Agnes Danaher Whalen. He grew up on the family farm in rural Waukon (Lycurgus) and graduated from St. Patrick’s High School, Waukon in 1945. He married Joyce Lorene Brooks in Decorah in 1947. Joyce passed away in February of 1982. In 1994, Jim married Bessie Warner in Eau Claire, WI and they enjoyed 25 years together.

Tue
25
Jun

Dean Schlitter

Dean Schlitter, 76, of Waukon, born August 9, 1942, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2019. No services will be held. Condolences may be sent to Rory Schlitter at 323 South Dousman Street, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821.

Dean resided in Prairie Maison in Prairie du Chien, WI after being diagnosed with lung cancer. During his life he worked as a carpenter and also served in the Army for three years, 1964-1967.

He is now survived by his son, Rory Schlitter of Prairie du Chien, WI; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
 

Tue
25
Jun

Robert McCoy

Robert F. McCoy, 77, of Waukon died Friday, June 21, 2019 at his home. Memorial services with military honors will be held Wednesday, June 26 at 12 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Robert Francis McCoy was born July 20, 1941 in Waukon, the son of Bernard Gayle and Alborg Johanna (Peterson) McCoy. He was baptized and confirmed at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School. Bob went to work for Rogness Logging for a short time before enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. He served from 1963-1967, stationed mainly in Baker City, OR, as a radio commander at the radar station. During this time, Bob had the opportunity to go to California to work on the set of “Paint Your Wagon”. While he never got to personally meet Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood, his job was to drive a bus full of hippies to and from set.

Tue
25
Jun

Donald Kleinschmidt

Donald L. Kleinschmidt, 87, of Harpers Ferry died Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Memorial services with military honors will be held Saturday, July 20 at 11 a.m. at the Ethel Robinson Meehan Community Center in Harpers Ferry. A lunch will follow immediately after the service at the community center, where there will be time to greet the family. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Donald Lavern Kleinschmidt was born February 21, 1932 in Clarksville, the son of Alfred and Linda (Mueller) Kleinschmidt. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Clarksville and graduated from Clarksville High School in 1949. From 1951-1955, Don served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, stationed in Japan. During this time, he got to meet Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio, and he still had their picture he took displayed at home. Following his discharge, he returned to Clarksville before moving to Waverly.

Tue
25
Jun

Bernadine Jones

Bernadine E. Jones, 86, of Waukon, formerly of rural Lansing, died Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 28 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Bernadine Ellen Jones was born February 18, 1933 in rural Froelich, the daughter of Irving T. and Rita E. (Lestina) Hartong. She was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville and in 1952 graduated from Waterville High School. Bernadine then moved to Waterloo, where she was a nanny and then went on to receive her cosmetology degree from Americana University of Beauty in Des Moines in 1953. After graduation she was a beautician in Lansing and Decorah.

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