Obituaries

Obituaries are published in The Standard for a $40 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 15.5") will also incur an additional charge of $11/column inch for the content measuring longer than our 15.5-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
30
Nov

Karen Leppert

Karen A. (Schultz) Leppert, 84, of Lansing joined her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Tuesday, November 29, 2022 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon, following a long and courageous battle with cancer. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 3 at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Lansing with Pastor James Buckhahn officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing.
Friends may greet the family from 4-8 p.m. Friday, December 2 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home in Lansing and also one hour before the service at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN.

A full obituary will appear in the December 7 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Mon
28
Nov

Arden Dickson

Arden C. Dickson, 75, of Postville died Sunday, November 27, 2022 at his home in rural Postville. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 1 at 11 a.m. at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Postville with Fr. Martin Coolidge officiating. Inurnment will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon at a later date. Friends may greet the family from 9 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church. Martin - Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Arden Carl Dickson was born March 27, 1947 in Waukon, the son of Howard Carl and Melva Elaine (Henderson) Dickson. He was baptized and confirmed at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. Arden graduated from Waukon High School in 1965, and he served in the United States Navy from 1966-1970 as a medic doing rescue missions during the Vietnam War.

Mon
28
Nov

James Zeimet

James Zeimet of Hastings, MN died November 24, 2022. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, December 1 at Starkson Family Life Celebration Chapel in Hastings, MN. Funeral Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 2 at St. Philip’s Lutheran Church in Hastings, MN with visitation one hour prior at the church. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, December 3 at the Evergreen Cemetery in Caledonia, MN.

James was born August 24, 1929 to John and Leonette (Althoff) Zeimet in Waukon. He was raised in the Lansing and New Albin areas. His mother passed away in 1934 at the age of 36.

Shortly after her death, December 7, 1938, he made his home with foster parents Edward and Josephine Kenny of New Albin. He attended elementary school at the Jefferson Co. District No. 95. After finishing school, he farmed in what was known as the Winnebago Valley for many years.

Wed
23
Nov

Eda Halverson

Eda S. Halverson, 85, of Waukon died Monday, November 21, 2022 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Graveside services were held Monday, November 28 at Glenwood East Cemetery in rural Decorah with Pastor Adam Starrett officiating. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Eda Skaidrite Halverson was born in Latvia January 21, 1937, the daughter of Janis and Alvina (Brutaus) Biaksenieks. She and her family came to the United States in 1950, when they were sponsored by Glenwood Lutheran Church. Eda attended country school near Glenwood, Postville Elementary School, Postville High School, Dubuque High School, and graduated high school in Elizabeth, IL in 1957.

October 25, 1957, she married Philip Sandbeck in Starbuck, MN; he died in 1971. April 15, 1972, she married Willard Carlton Halverson at the Justice of Peace in Caledonia, MN. Eda farmed with Willard in the Glenwood area, where they raised dairy cows, pigs and chickens, and grew grain.

Mon
21
Nov

Bruce Jones

Bruce E. Jones, 54, of Waukon died Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, November 30 at 11 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 29 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home, Waukon.

Fifty-four years ago, August 1, 1968, when Bruce was born, a Down’s Syndrome child was considered a family tragedy - that a child should remain a child for life. To his siblings, he was just another brother.

Bruce had a strong faith and was baptized and confirmed at the Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. He attended Abner Hendericks School in Decorah as a child and graduated from high school in 1988.

Mon
21
Nov

Brian Haney

Brian F. Haney, 59, of Prairie du Chien, WI died Friday, November 18, 2022 at his home. Private family services will be held at a later date. Cards and memorials may be sent to his sister, Karen Henning, at 1646 Valdres Road, Decorah, IA 52101. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family.

Brian Floyd Haney was born June 21, 1963 in Decorah, the son of Reginald “Skip” Fillmore and Ann Jeanette (Lunde) Haney. After graduating from Kee High School in Lansing, Brian graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville with a degree in cabinet making. He worked for nursing homes and Walmart in Prairie du Chien, WI. He enjoyed watching football, hunting squirrels and deer, fishing and canoeing. He will always be remembered as a kindhearted, thoughtful guy.

Mon
21
Nov

Carl Mullarkey

Carl J. Mullarkey, 94, of Lansing died Sunday, November 20, 2022 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 26 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wexford, rural Lansing with Fr. Joseph Sevcik officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home in Lansing handled arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Wexford Cemetery.

Carl Joseph Mullarkey was born April 12, 1928 to Mike C. and Mary L. (Brennan) Mullarkey. He attended Wexford school and then farmed with his father. June 6, 1951, Carl married Romona Hawes. A lifelong member of I.C. Parish Wexford, he served as a cemetery trustee for 61 years. Carl enjoyed family, friends and a good horse.

Mon
14
Nov

Shirley Vlotho Muenzel

Shirley J. Vlotho Muenzel, 81, of La Feria, TX, formerly of Lansing, died Saturday, November 5, 2022 at Harlingen Medical Center in Harlingen, TX. Graveside services will be held Friday, November 18 at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Shirley requested no fanfare, but if you happen to be in Lansing, you could visit her grave and then walk downtown and have a drink at one of the lovely spots overlooking the river.

Shirley Jane Muenzel was born May 5, 1941 in Des Moines, the daughter of Everett and Verna (Benton) McCoy. Shirley always lived life to the fullest. When she taught her kids to drive, she would always say, “Kick her down and go!!”; that was classic Shirley and that’s how she lived her life from her childhood through her final day on Earth.

Sat
12
Nov

Irene Allison

Irene Allison, 101, of Waukon died Thursday, November 10, 2022 at Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 28 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. Friends may greet the family one hour before the service at the church. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Irene Allison was born May 2, 1921 in Decorah, the third child of Albert Herman and Anna Ovidia (Fortun) Loven. Her family farmed in the Rushford and Mabel, MN area until she was five years old; they then moved to rural northeast Iowa. Irene was baptized and confirmed at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah and, as an adult, joined St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon.

Sat
12
Nov

Everett Stahl

Everett L. Stahl, 93, of Lansing died Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside services with military honors will be held Wednesday, November 16 at 11 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing. Friends may greet the family from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 15 at Thornburg - Grau Funeral Home in Lansing.

Everett Leroy Stahl was born June 10, 1929 in Rossville, the son of Richard and Vernie (Rush) Stahl. He graduated from Lansing High School in 1947, and served in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953, during the Korean War.

February 18, 1955, he married Jean Ann Middendorf at the Presbyterian Church in Lansing. Everett worked as a shift supervisor at Interstate Power Plant in Lansing for 38 years and retired in 1991.

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