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
12
Nov

Cyril "Cy" Corrigan

Cyril “Cy” Corrigan, age 87, of Decorah died Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home in Decorah. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah Monday, November 10, with Rev. Phillip Gibbs and Monsignor Edward Lechtenberg officiating. Burial with military graveside rites by the Decorah Veterans Group was at St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery, Decorah.

Tue
11
Nov

Bill Sires

Bill Sires, age 89, of Mabel, MN, formerly of Spring Grove, MN, died Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel, MN. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 13 at the Calvary Evangelical Free Church in Spring Grove, MN, with Pastor Eddie Cabrera officiating. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Grove, MN. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, November 12 at the Mengis Funeral Home in Mabel, MN and one hour prior to services at the church.

Thu
06
Nov

Harlan Martin

Harlan J. Martin, 72, of Waukon died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 8 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Jim Dubert and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial with military graveside rites was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Harlan James Martin was born August 16, 1942 in Luana, the son of James and Hazel Irene (Rongstad) Martin. He attended Waukon Schools and later received his GED. From 1962 until 1965 he served in the U.S. Army.

Wed
05
Nov

Roger Halvorson

Roger A. Halvorson, 80, of Marquette, formerly of Monona, died Sunday, November 2, 2014 at his home. Funeral Services were held Saturday, November 8 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona, with Rev. Erika Kielstrup as the Officiant. Interment followed at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Monona with Military Honors.

Wed
05
Nov

Ruth Preston

Ruth A. (Gruber) Preston, 85, of Kennewick, WA passed away Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at the Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice House surrounded by her family. At Ruth's request, no services were held. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hospice at The Chaplaincy, www.tricitieschaplaincy.org.
Ruth Alice was born January 18, 1929 to Clifford and Esther (Thompson) Gruber in Lansing. She graduated from Lansing High School in 1946 and from the University of Dubuque and Finley Hospital School of Nursing in 1951. Ruth married Richard Preston of Dubuque October 12,1951 at Central United Church in Richland, WA.

Wed
05
Nov

Lois Seeley

Lois Marie Seeley, 85, of Lansing, formerly of Waterloo, passed away Wednesday, October 29, 2014. A memorial service was held Sunday, November 2 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lansing. Pastor Laura Gentry officiated with a burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.
Lois was married to Bert Seeley March 26, 1948. Bert and Lois lived in Waterloo until Bert’s retirement from John Deere in 1981 when they moved to Lansing. Lois adored spending time with her family and friends. She also enjoyed spending time baking, gardening, knitting and playing dominoes.
Survivors include a daughter, Margaret (Don) St. Martin; a son, Alan (Paula) Seeley; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren/ She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bert; both parents and two brothers.
 

Mon
03
Nov

Helen Schneider

Helen M. Schneider, 93, of Waukon died Monday, November 3, 2014 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 6 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, November 5 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
Helen Mildred Schneider was born August 5, 1921 in Center Township, rural Lansing, the daughter of Herbert and Selma (Marti) Hartong. She was baptized and confirmed at Lansing Ridge Congregational Church in Churchtown and she attended rural country schools. Helen worked at Kaveny’s Gift Shop in Waukon for a couple of years.

Mon
03
Nov

Donald Sivesind

Donald J. Sivesind, 83, of Dorchester died Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 5 at 11 a.m. at Big Canoe Lutheran Church in rural Decorah, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 4 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
Donald James Sivesind was born June 14, 1931 in Chariton, the son of Harold and Josephine Etta (Funk) Sivesind. At a very young age he moved with his family to rural Waukon, where he was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church and attended Waukon High School. From 1948 until 1952, Don served in the United States Navy as a Gunner’s Mate and saw duty in China and Korea.

Fri
31
Oct

James Hosch

James L. Hosch, 71, of New Albin died Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, WI. Memorial services were held Saturday, November 1 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Albin with Fr. John Moser officiating. Martin Funeral Home of Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.
James Leon Hosch was born August 6, 1943 in Davenport, the son of Leon Harold and Vivian (Wylie) Hosch. He graduated from St. George High School in Lansing. From 1964-66, Jim served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany.
In July 1969, Jim married Sandra Rissman at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Albin. He bought and operated the Lee Aluminum Foundry and Manufacturing from his dad and also ran Hosch Marine Sales in New Albin.

Wed
22
Oct

Darlene and Martin Jennings

Graveside Services for Darlene Jennings, who died May 5, 2014, and Martin Jennings, who died June 28, 2014, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 25 at the Hillside Cemetery, Ossian.

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