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
28
Oct

James Klocke

James E. Klocke, 84, of Waukon, formerly of Postville, died Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Graveside services with military honors were held Saturday, October 31 at Bethlehem Presbyterian Cemetery in rural Postville with Karla Johnson officiating.

James Elmer Klocke was born September 29, 1936 in Waukon, the son of Elmer and Bernice (Nolte) Klocke. He grew up on a farm in Ludlow Township where he attended country schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1954.

June 4, 1954 he married Marlene Mohs at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Jim served in the U.S. Navy for two years and then went to work for the Rural Electric Coop in Postville for a short time. He re-enlisted into the Navy in 1959, and was stationed in California, Florida, Virginia and Maine until he retired in 1977. During that time he served on aircrafts and took many cruises in the Pacific and Mediterranean. He was a veteran of Vietnam.

Tue
27
Oct

Genevieve Rude

Genevieve M. Rude, age 88, of Decorah died Thursday evening, October 22, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, a Private Family Celebration will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, October 29 at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah. A Private Family inurnment will be held at St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery in Decorah at a later date.

Genevieve Mary (Larson) Rude was born December 5, 1931 in Waukon, the daughter of Marguerite Gertrude (Blake) and Henry Larson. She attended country schools and later graduated from Waukon High School. Shortly after high school she moved to Rock Island, IL and worked for Modern Woodman Insurance.

She later returned to Decorah where she met her husband, Charles Rude, while working at the Cozy Tea Room. They were married February 19, 1955 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah. They moved to Cedar Falls, where they lived for 11 years, and then returned to Decorah.

Tue
27
Oct

Lester Shogren

We are rejoicing that Lester Clair Shogren is now in heaven singing with his Lord and Savior following his passing October 24, 2020. There will be a memorial service Saturday, October 31 at Center Baptist Church in Lansing. Friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m., with the service following at 11 a.m. and lunch at the church afterward. Interment will be in Center Baptist Cemetery.

Lester was born June 26, 1933 to Clarence and Lillian Shogren in Waukon. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1951, and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955.

Lester married June Godfrey April 1, 1963 in Iowa City. He worked for Western Electric for 13 years, during which time the family moved frequently. They settled in Allamakee County to farm from 1973 until 1987. Lester also worked for the telephone company, Dee Implement, Bituma Corporation and Systems Equipment Corp.

Tue
27
Oct

Robert Hilleshiem

Robert “Bob” Dean Hilleshiem, 67, passed away peacefully October 13, 2020 at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 31 at 1 p.m. at Waterville Lutheran Church in Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Waterville Lutheran Cemetery.

Visitation will be at 12 p.m. Saturday at the church before services. Condolences can be sent to Bill and Jackie Hilleshiem, Paint Creek Gifts, 82 Main Street, Waterville, IA 52170.

Robert Hilleshiem was born December 30, 1952 in Waukon. He was the son of Mervin and Frances (Van Winkle) Hilleshiem. After graduating from Waukon High School, Bob enlisted to serve in the Navy. He was discharged in 1972 after one tour of duty in Vietnam.

He went on to work construction and also farmed with his dad. He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Tue
27
Oct

Daniel Metzdorff

Daniel J. Metzdorff, formerly of New Albin, passed away October 17, 2020 at his home in Minneapolis, MN. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, no services are taking place at this time.

Dan was born in LaCrosse, WI in 1948 and graduated from St. George High School in 1966. Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Hiller (Pete) and Ann Metzdorff; and his siblings, Jack Metzdorff, Thomas Moore, Robert Moore and Elizabeth (Betty) Jordan. Dan  is survived by his siblings, Jane (Dexter) Domahoski and Collene (Polly) Nichols.
 

Wed
21
Oct

Constance Luster

Constance “Connie” T. Luster, 92, of Harpers Ferry died Monday, October 19, 2020 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 24 at St. Ann’s - St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry with Fr. Sean Smith officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph’s Paint Rock Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

Memorials can be made to Rivers and Bluffs Animal Shelter, Harpers Ferry Fire or Rescue Squad, Harpers Ferry American Legion Auxiliary, or St. Ann’s - St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled the arrangements.

Constance Theresa Luster was born September 27, 1928 in West Allis, WI, the daughter of Arthur and Blanche (Woodberry) Richards. She attended South Division High School in Milwaukee, WI and later received her GED.

Wed
21
Oct

Ann Gallagher

Ann A. Gallagher, 70, of Waukon, formerly of Lansing, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to Mike Gallagher at P.O. Box 359, Waukon, IA 52172.

Ann Althoff Gallagher was born May 12, 1950 in Dubuque, the daughter of Cletus C. and Ivy Nell (Kurdelmeier) Althoff. When she was a child, her family moved to Waukon. Ann grew up with a love for horses, engaging in frequent trail rides with her sister, Cheryl. Later, she went on to show Quarter Horses, earning many trophies for her efforts. Animals and the land always came first for her and she loved all of her pets she had throughout her life.

Tue
20
Oct

Nona Hansmeier

Nona W. Hansmeier, 95, of Waukon died Sunday, October 18, 2020 at her daughter’s home in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 24 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Rev. Cathy Jurgens and Rev. Corey Larson officiating. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Burial will be at a later date at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks are required. The service will be recorded and posted to Zion United Church of Christ’s (UCC) Facebook page later that Saturday. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Veterans Memorial Hospital or Zion United Church of Christ, both in Waukon.

Tue
20
Oct

Sharon Brown

Sharon A. Brown, 81, of Waukon died Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon surrounded by her family. Memorial services will be held Friday, October 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of services at the church Friday. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks are required. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Mon
19
Oct

Frances Fahey

Frances E. Fahey, 86, of Waukon died Saturday, October 17, 2020 at her home surrounded by family. Private funeral services will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. For those attending the service, social distancing and wearing of masks is mandatory due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The service will be live streamed on Martin-Grau Funeral Home’s Facebook page Wednesday, October 21 at 10:30 a.m. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church or Veterans Memorial Hospital, both in Waukon.

Frances Esther Fahey was born March 18, 1934 to Frank and Christine (Tovey) Teeling at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in 1952. Fran then attended St. Francis School of Nursing in La Crosse, WI, graduating in 1955.

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