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
26
Jun

Julie Twombly Peters

Julie Marie Schoulte Twombly Peters, 91, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Waukon, died Friday, June 22, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Her passing was very peaceful. There are no services planned at this time.

Julie was born September 24, 1926 to Katherine (Riley) and Casper Schoulte. She was raised on the Schoulte family farm near McGregor. She attended Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA) in Dubuque and graduated from Monona High School, Monona. She received her RN designation from Mercy School of Nursing, Marion in 1947. Many years later, Julie went on to the University of Dubuque, where she earned her BSN.

July 31, 1950 Julie married Robert (Bob) J. Twombly. Julie put her nursing experience to work for more than 40 years. During Bob’s time in the Army, she was able to move the family as his service demanded, eventually being promoted to the Nurse Manager of the ER (Emergency Room) for Womack Army Hospital at Fort Bragg, NC.

Mon
25
Jun

Owen Thorson

Owen (Ole) Arthur Thorson, age 85, of Spring Grove, MN passed away Saturday, June 23 at his home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 28 at 11 a.m. at Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church in rural Dorchester with Pastor Elizabeth Hermeier officiating. Burial will be in Iowa River Cemetery, rural Dorchester. Friends may call Wednesday, June 27 from 4-7 p.m. at Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove, MN and one hour prior to services at the church Thursday.

Owen was born February 25, 1933 in Spring Grove, MN to Arnold and Della (Tilleras) Thorson. He was a lifelong area resident and was a 1951 Spring Grove High School graduate.

October 23, 1953 Owen married Carol Harvey at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in New Albin. Owen worked at Trane Company in La Crosse, WI for 25 years, at MCI and Ja-Son Construction companies. He was also a farmer, logger and stock car driver, and a Norwegian story teller.

Fri
22
Jun

Lucille Halverson

Lucille E. Halverson, 95, of Waukon died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, June 25 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial was at Lansing Ridge Cemetery, rural Lansing. Memorials may be made to Zion United Church of Christ, Good Samaritan Society and American Legion Auxiliary, all in Waukon.

Lucille Elizabeth Halverson was born October 7, 1922 in rural Lansing, the daughter of Herman Henry and Clara Elizabeth (Marti) Kerndt. She was baptized and confirmed at the Congregational Church in Churchtown. She was affectionately called “Sis,” a name family and friends still use today.

Thu
21
Jun

Mary Ellen Cavanagh

After almost nine decades of happy stewardship, Mary Ellen Cavanagh died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at her home in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 23 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing.

Mary Ellen was born September 3, 1930 to Charles and Julia (Riley) Carroll and raised on the Carroll Dairy Farm in McGregor. She inherited her mother’s strength and used it in positive and nourishing ways.

Mary Ellen graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in Dubuque in 1948 and attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. For several years thereafter, Mary taught in the one-room schoolhouses of Clayton County: Beulah, Sny Magill and Swede Ridge. More than sixty years later, looking at a class photo from those years, she could name every student and tell a story about them.

Thu
21
Jun

Tony Schulte

Tony E. Schulte, 61, of Spring Grove, MN died Monday, June 18, 2018 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 23 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Private family burial will be at a later date in the church cemetery.

Anthony Emmett Schulte was born August 24, 1956 in Waukon, the son of Cletus and Phyllis (Ryan) Schulte. He attended school in Spring Grove, MN, country schools in Allamakee County and graduated from Waukon High School in 1974. April 16, 1977, he married Deborah Ann Mettille at St. Pius Catholic Church Cherry Mound, rural Harpers Ferry. Tony farmed, drove truck for several area trucking companies, and was self-employed as a mechanic.

Wed
20
Jun

Barbara Donovan

Barbara Ann Donovan, 66, of La Crosse, WI died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at Bethany Riverside Nursing Home in La Crosse, WI. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, June 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin with Msgr. Terry Connors as the celebrant. Burial followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, New Albin.

Barb was born August 9, 1951 to Herbert and Edna (Monner) Donovan in La Crosse, WI. Barb graduated from St. George High School in Lansing. She later graduated from the University of Dubuque with her degree in teaching. Barb taught for years at Kee High School in Lansing and truly enjoyed her work there.

In her free time Barb loved watching John Wayne movies, reading and collecting Garfield memorabilia. She enjoyed planning for and purchasing items to use for arts and crafts projects, even if she didn’t always complete them. Barb cherished every moment she got to spend with her family and the fond memories she made on the family farm.

Mon
18
Jun

Harlen Koenig

Harlen Koenig, 100, of Postville died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel and Rev. Dave Lenth as the officiants. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery, rural Waukon. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the church Wednesday.

Harlen William Fredrick Koenig was born November 29, 1917 to Fred and Alma (Schlie) Koenig in Postville. He attended Oak Hill School in rural Castalia through the eighth grade.

Harlen was united in marriage with Lorraine Henning December 8, 1938 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. Eight children were born to this union: Shirley, Donald, Luann, Duane, Douglas, Bradley, Peggy and Lisa. They celebrated 76 years of marriage together.

Mon
18
Jun

Josephine Onsager

Josephine “Josie” Onsager, 91, of Waukon died Friday, June 15, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church or to the Good Samaritan Center for the dining room remodeling project.

Josephine Ruth Onsager was born December 14, 1926 in Waukon, the daughter of Peter and Minnie (Steffenson) Olson. She was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon and attended school in Waukon.

April 7, 1946, she married Arnold Irving Onsager at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. Josie was a housewife and did daycare for many years for local families.

Thu
14
Jun

Kathy Jangula

Kathy Lynn Jangula, 63, of Lansing died Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Health Systems, La Crosse, WI. A visitation was held Saturday, June 16 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. There will be a private family inurnment at a later date.

Kathy was born June 22, 1954 in La Crosse, WI to Willard and Kathryn (Boland) Elliot and she later graduated from De Soto High School in De Soto, WI. She was united in marriage to Michael P. Jangula November 22, 1975. Michael passed away April 10, 2012.

Kathy worked for several years at Northern Engraving in Lansing and Waukon. She enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved spending time with her family. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Tue
12
Jun

Marjorie Elvig

Marjorie “Margie” Jean (Binns) Elvig, age 84, of Minneapolis, MN, formerly of Grand Rapids, MN, went to be with Jesus June 7, 2018 after a 12-year struggle with Alzheimer’s. A celebration of Margie’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14 at GracePoint Church, 2351 Rice Creek Road, New Brighton, MN, with visitation one hour prior to service. Inurnment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

Margie was born in Newark, NJ October 1, 1933 to John William Binns and Martha Helen (Boothby) Binns. Her sister, Marilyn, joined them and they grew up with music lessons, much reading and faithful church attendance. The Lord Jesus called Margie at an early age, and He became her Lord and Savior at Evangel Baptist Church in New Jersey.

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