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
29
Jan

Lester Delaney

Lester R. Delaney, 93, of Waukon died Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 1 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, January 31 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:45 p.m. scripture service.

Lester Raphael Delaney was born August 30, 1925 in Lafayette Township in rural Lansing, the son of John “Joe” and Cecilia (Conway) Delaney. He was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Wexford Catholic Church in rural Lansing. Lester attended elementary school at Wexford and Russell country schools and graduated from Harpers Ferry High School. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

Tue
29
Jan

Phyllis Dahlke

Phyllis J. Dahlke, 90, of Waukon died Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 31 at 12 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Wayne Ellingson officiating. Burial will be at a later date in St. Peter’s Cemetery in Chaseburg, WI. Friends may call one hour before services Thursday at the funeral home.

Phyllis June Dahlke was born November 24, 1928 in Viroqua, WI, the daughter of Jay and Elsie (Snell) Warner. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Chaseburg, WI, graduated from Viroqua High School in 1946 and attended a year of Normal school. August 7, 1948, she married Donald Dahlke in Viroqua, WI.

Mon
28
Jan

Jacquelyn Regan

Jacquelyn M. Regan, 92, currently of Cedar Rapids but a lifelong resident of Waukon, died Friday, January 25, 2019 at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids living center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 30 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 29 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Fri
25
Jan

Robert "Bob" Wellendorf

Robert John (Bob) (Earl) Wellendorf, 68, of Lansing passed away unexpectedly at his home January 18, 2019. A Mass will be offered for the repose of Bob’s soul Sunday, February 3 at 9 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Lansing. Funeral services are being scheduled for a later date and will also be held in Lansing.
Bob was a lifelong resident of Lansing. He was born November 28, 1950, the third-born son of Bernard (Sonny) and Frances Rita (Curtin) Wellendorf. Bob attended Immaculate Conception grade school and graduated in 1969 from Kee High School in Lansing. Bob attended and graduated from North Iowa Community College in Mason City and continued with his education graduating from Winona State University in Winona, MN.

Tue
22
Jan

Lawrence Murphy

Lawrence O. Murphy, age 72, of Belton, MO passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life Service will be held from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, February 23 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Drive, Raymore, MO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to HELP Humane Society, 17122 Bel-Ray Pl, Belton, MO 64012.

Lawrence was born September 2, 1946 in Easton, MD. He was the son of Charles Murphy and Anita Byrnes. Lawrence was one of five children, including Chuck, Dolly, Brian and Cindy.

After high school, Lawrence served his country in the United States Marine Corps for four years. Lawrence was a proud veteran and a lifetime member of the Shawnee, KS Post 10552 VFW. Lawrence was joined in marriage with his late wife, Alice Murphy, June 7, 1968. They were blessed with three sons, Martin, Michael and Patrick. Lawrence was an avid golfer and a loving family man who left an incredible impression on everyone he met.

Tue
22
Jan

Evelyn Reuter

Evelyn Reuter, age 86, of Monticello died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Mercy Hospital, Cedar Rapids due to complications of Diabetes. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 19 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello.

Tue
22
Jan

Gary Helgerson

Gary Herman Helgerson, 72, of Elkader died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at Patty Elwood Center, Country Winds Manor in Cresco following a brief illness due to dementia. A Memorial Service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 23 at Elgin Lutheran Church, Elgin, with inurnment in the Elgin Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 22 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Elkader and after 10 a.m. until time of service Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Sun
20
Jan

Caleb Colsch

Caleb Ryan Colsch, 15, of New Albin passed away Thursday, January 17, 2019 near Brownsville, MN from injuries sustained in a car accident. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 23 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Albin with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, New Albin. Visitation will be Tuesday, January 22 from 3-8 p.m. at the New Albin Community Center, New Albin and one hour before Mass at the church Wednesday.

Sun
20
Jan

Dorothy Looney

Dorothy Looney, 75, of Postville died Saturday, January 19, 2019 at her home in Postville. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 23 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant. Burial will follow the luncheon at New Oregon Cemetery in Cresco. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 22 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the church Wednesday.

Dorothy was born April 17, 1943 to Leon and Elsie (Timmerman) Creger in Cresco. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Cresco. She attended country schools through the eighth grade and graduated from Crestwood High School in 1961. Dorothy moved to Postville in 1964 and worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon for 30 years until it closed in 2008. She then worked in the kitchen at Postville Community School for the last seven years, retiring just recently.

Sun
20
Jan

Marie Johnson

Marie Lou Johnson, 83, of Lansing died Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, January 22 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Marie Lou was born August 15, 1935 to Melvin and Selma (Tollefson) Ellefson in Lansing. She attended Lansing Public School.

Marie was united in marriage with Donald Johnson March 21, 1956 in Lansing. Three children were born to this union. Marie was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church and of the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed collecting cookbooks and was an avid baker. Marie loved her pets. Throughout the years, Marie had worked at the Lansing Button Factory, the movie theatre in Lansing and as a custodian and cook for 20 years at Eastern Allamakee Community Schools.

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