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Tue
19
Feb

Linda Gerleman

Linda L. Gerleman, 60, of Sumner died Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Community Memorial Hospital in Sumner, with her family by her side. A Celebration of Linda’s Life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, February 24 at Becker-Milnes Funeral Chapel in Sumner with Rev. Tracy Hinkel officiating.

Visitation will precede the  service Sunday starting at 11 a.m. Following the service friends are invited to join the family at the American Legion Hall in Sumner for a luncheon and fellowship.

Linda Lou, daughter of Thomas and Alice (Steffenson) Stone, was born February 23, 1958 at the Waukon hospital. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith in Waukon. Linda received her education in the Waukon schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1976.

Mon
18
Feb

Gordon Gilbertson

Gordon B. Gilbertson, 95, of Waukon died Friday, February 15, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 20 at 11 a.m. at the Waukon Banquet Center with Rev. Ronald Pederson officiating. Burial will be at a later date at West Paint Creek Synod Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 19 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Memorials can be made to King of Grace Lutheran Church in Waukon or the West Paint Creek Synod Building & Cemetery Fund.

Gordon Bakkom Gilbertson was born October 21, 1923 in Waterville, the son of Carl and Hilda (Bakkom) Gilbertson. He was baptized and confirmed at West Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waukon and graduated from Waterville High School.

Mon
18
Feb

Daniel Hawes

Daniel J. Hawes, age 83, of Prairie du Chien, WI passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, February 22 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Church of the Holy Family Parish in Prairie du Chien, WI with Rev. Eugene Wolf officiating. A private family interment will be held in the National Cemetery in Eastman, WI. Friends may call at the Holy Family Parish Hall Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

Daniel was born October 26, 1935 on the family farm in Harpers Ferry, the son of Urban and Ruth (Farley) Hawes. He married Kathleen Kramer November 16, 1968 at Immaculate Conception Church in Wexford.

Sat
16
Feb

ON TO STATE!!! Waukon girls basketball team qualifies for Class 3A State Tournament; Plays NEIC foe Crestwood in first round Monday

The Waukon girls basketball team has played its way to the Class 3A State Tournament for the first time in nine seasons, earning that qualification with a 55-44 regional finals victory over 13th-rated Davenport Assumption Saturday, February 16 at Marion High School. The Indians will now play an all too familiar foe, fellow Northeast Iowa Conference squad Crestwood, to open their Class 3A State Tournament journey Monday, February 25 at 6:45 p.m. at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.
The Standard newspaper will be printing a Waukon girls basketball Spirit Banner to be available in the community later this week. Call 563-568-3431 to be a part of that banner cheering the Indians ON TO STATE!

Thu
14
Feb

UPDATE: Hansmeier has State Wrestling journey ended with pair of Friday afternoon losses

Waukon wrestling senior Miles Hansmeier continued his "comeback kid" ways in the opening round of the Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament Thursday evening, February 14 in Des Moines. Trailing by a 10-5 count early in the third period against Roland Story senior Koby Hassebrock (39-3), Hansmeier scored a late takedown followed by nearfall points to tie the match at 10-10 in the closing seconds before winning it in overtime with a takedown. He will now wrestle top-rated senior Joey Busse (44-0) of Humboldt in the Class 2A quarterfinals Friday afternoon that begin at 2:30 p.m., with a win advancing him to the Class 2A semifinals Friday evening, beginning at 8:45 p.m., and a loss forcing him to the Class 2A consolation round right away that same Friday afternoon. Full coverage of Hansmeier's State Wrestling results, complete with photos, will appear in the February 20 edition of The Standard.

Thu
14
Feb

Margaret Stortz

Margaret Mary Stortz, 90, of Waukon died Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 19 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Margaret Mary Stortz was born December 28, 1928 in rural Decorah, the daughter of Leonard and Vera (Stoskopf) Stortz. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah, graduated from St. Patrick High School in Waukon and received her teaching certificate from Luther College in Decorah.

From 1947-1951, Margaret taught at Union Prairie Township country school, where she was paid $190 per month. She then went to work for Berg Implement and then Allamakee Implement, both in Waukon, as a bookkeeper before she retired. Margaret was a caregiver to her parents and also did some babysitting for her nieces and nephews.

Wed
13
Feb

Neva Bechtel

Neva G. Bechtel, 97, of Waukon died Monday, February 11, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 14 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Neva Grace Bechtel was born September 20, 1921 in the Rossville area, the daughter of Ernest and Margaret (Valley) Deal. She attended Rossville schools through the eighth grade before attending Waukon High School. Exactly one year before she got married, Neva was baptized at Rossville Presbyterian Church.

December 25, 1939, Neva married Lloyd Benjamin Bechtel at the Zion Reformed Church parsonage in Waukon. They farmed in Jefferson Township, milking cows and raising dairy cattle, pigs, sheep and chickens. Neva also tended to a large garden, which she did a lot of canning from. In the late 1980s, Neva and Lloyd moved into Waukon.

Wed
13
Feb

February is National Heart Month; Nuclear cardiac stress testing popular at Veterans Memorial Hospital


Nuclear cardiac stress tests offered at VMH ... February is National Heart Month. The number-one cause of death in the United States is still heart disease. The Veterans Memorial Hospital Cardiac Rehab Unit has been offering nuclear cardiac stress tests to help detect heart disease for over a decade. Pictured in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Unit is patient Sheryll Karns of Lansing (center) as she prepares for her nuclear cardiac stress test, assisted by Dr. Steve Perkins (far right), Amy Rolfs, RN, Cardiac Rehab Nurse (left) and Katie Hackman, Nuclear Medicine Technologist with Shared Medical Technology (right). Local nuclear cardiac stress testing and cardiac rehabilitation allows Veterans Memorial Hospital to provide cardiac care with state-of-the-art technology. Submitted photo.

Veterans Memorial Hospital began nuclear cardiac stress testing within its Cardiac Rehab unit over 10 years ago, in 2008. The convenience of having these nuclear tests offered on a local level has been well received by many in the community since it began.

Nuclear Cardiac Stress Testing offers two different methods, both highly effective in detecting heart disease. These two forms of nuclear stress testing are called the Exercise Nuclear Stress Test and Lexiscan Nuclear Imaging. Both methods can increase the likelihood of finding heart disease by 20% when compared to traditional treadmill stress tests.

Wed
13
Feb

VMH Auxiliary Euchre Marathon

The Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital will be holding its monthly Euchre Marathon for all individuals of the community interested Thursday, February 21. Men and women are welcome to attend, even if not an Auxiliary member. The Euchre marathons are held the third Thursday of each month in the Senior Citizens Room at the Waukon Wellness Center.

The Auxiliary’s Euchre Marathons begin at 11:30 a.m. with dinner, if chosen.  Call Northland Agency on Aging at 877-838-8077 if choosing to eat dinner. Card playing will follow at 12:30 p.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m.  Anyone wishing to stay and play cards following the Senior Citizens meal is more than welcome to do so. All proceeds go towards the Auxiliary of Veterans Memorial Hospital. Prizes will be awarded.

Anyone interested in attending, but preferring to play Bridge is also welcome to join in.  It is asked that they come with their own table of four players, however.

Wed
13
Feb

Diabetes Support Group to meet

The Veterans Memorial Hospital Diabetes Support Group will hold its next meeting Thursday, February 21 at 10 a.m. The meeting will be held at Veterans Memorial Hospital in the Large Conference Room, located on the lower level of the hospital.

This diabetes class is open to everyone who has diabetes or has a friend or loved one with diabetes. For more information on the Diabetes Support Group, call Angie Mettille, RN at Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411.
 

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