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 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.


Richard “Rick” Baumgartner

Richard Baumgartner, 62, of Waukon died Saturday, September 19, 2020 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in De Soto, WI. Per Rick’s wishes, he was cremated and a private family burial will be held at a later date at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family. Cards may be sent to Shelly Baumgartner in care of (c/o) Martin-Grau Funeral Home, P.O. Box 59, Waukon, IA 52172.


William Ferring

William “Bill” P. Ferring, 81, of Waukon passed away peacefully with his family by his side Thursday evening, September 17, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Private family services were held Monday, September 21 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church, St. Patrick Catholic School, Veterans Memorial Hospital or Winneshiek Hospice. Condolences can be sent to Karen Ferring at 1010 Second Street SW, Waukon, IA 52172.


Vincent Duffy

Vincent John Duffy, 70, passed away at his home in Spring Grove, MN Monday September 14, 2020. Vince was born in Waukon November 22, 1949 to William and Norma (Kostman) Duffy.

After attending school in Waukon, he soon married Donna Smith and had two sons, Jay and Jayson. Vince later married Linda Bresnahan and the two had a daughter, Lena.

Vince initially worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon. In 1977 he started his own company, Duffy Construction. He and his family lived in Waukon until 1987 when they then relocated to Berlin, WI. Here he took a new job at Leach Farms, Inc. as a maintenance mechanic.

In 1997 Vince and Linda moved closer to their family and built a home in rural La Crescent, MN where he worked at Torrance Casting until he retired. Vince met his life partner, Barb Mannel, in 2007 and the two made their final move to Spring Grove, MN.


Thomas Dolan

Thomas “Tom” E. Dolan, 73, of New Albin, formerly of Waterloo, died Monday, September 14, 2020 at his home in New Albin. Funeral services were held Thursday, September 17 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin with Fr. Sean Smith officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice or New Albin Fire Department and Rescue.

Thomas Edward Dolan was born May 3, 1947 in Waterloo, the son of Thomas Wayne and Mayburne Ruth (Norton) Dolan. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and graduated from Columbus High School in 1965, both in Waterloo. Tom started working with his father at Tom Dolan Concrete and Masonry in Waterloo until he took over the business in 1973.


Myrtle “Mae” Gustin

Myrtle “Mae” Gustin passed away peacefully September 5, 2020 and was preceded in death by her husband, Willard L. Gustin. Services are currently pending with Campbell Aman Funeral Home, Blair, NE.

Mae was born June 3, 1927 in Waukon to Earl and Myrtle Beardmore. She was baptized and confirmed at Mount Hope Presbyterian church in rural New Albin.

Mae attended her first two years of college at Hamlin University where she met her roommate and future sister-in-law, Rae Holthusen Beardmore. She then attended Iowa State University, was a member of the Kappa Delta sorority, and in 1949, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Textiles and Clothing.


Leo Hammel

Leo Bernard Hammel passed peacefully from this life September 9, 2020 in Iowa Park, TX at the age of 91. A celebration of Leo’s life was held Tuesday, September 15 at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Funeral Home Chapel in Wichita Falls, TX. Interment followed at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls, TX with full military honors.

Leo was born March 12, 1929 in New Albin to Louis Hammel and Mary Matilda Thimmesch Hammel. He was one of seven children born to this union. He responded to the needs of his country during war time, and joined the United States Army at age 16. He dedicated his life to military service. He retired in 1968, and then worked his second career as a machinist and retired in 1994.

Leo married the love of his life, Patricia, August 4, 1953, and they raised  four children, Roger, Paul, Georgiana and Micheal. The family moved from Joplin, MO in 1974, and lived in the Iowa Park, TX area since that time.


Gilbert "Gib" Felton

Gilbert “Gib” Felton, age 93, of Northfield, MN passed away with his family by his side Sunday evening, September 6, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN following a brief illness. A graveside service and interment were held Saturday, September 12 at Portland Prairie Cemetery, Eitzen, MN (rural Caledonia).

Gilbert John Felton was born June 28, 1927 in Neenah, WI to John W. and Annette (Zick) Felton. He was raised on the family farm and attended Neenah schools, graduating from Neenah High School in 1945. June 27, 1945, he was inducted into the U.S. Navy and served during WWII.

In 1952, he received his Bachelors of Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  In 1962, he received his Masters of Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls.


Joseph Fagan

September 2, 2020 Joe Fagan of Des Moines moved on to higher ground. A private celebration of life will be held with immediate family.

The service will be live streamed Sunday, September 13 (CDT) at 11:30 a.m. The link will be posted the day of Joe’s service at the bottom of his online obituary at Joe wished to be cremated and his ashes returned to the earth, at the Wildflower Scattering Garden at Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines.

Joe was born March 14, 1940 and is the son of Francis Fagan and Florence Collins. He grew up on a small farm (120 acres) in Dubuque County and went to a one-room country school taught by his second cousin, Amy Larkin, from first through third grades, and by his aunt, Liz Lynch, from fourth through eighth. He was surrounded by great neighbors and cousins.


Donald Denk

Donald L. Denk, 74, of Waukon died Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, September 4 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Condolences may be sent to Dan Denk at 504 Third Street NE, Waukon, IA 52172.

Donald LeRoy Denk was born September 14, 1945 in Marshfield, WI, the son of Virgil and Geraldine (Smith) Denk. He was baptized in Marshfield, WI, confirmed in Alma Center, WI and graduated from Decorah High School in 1963.

September 25, 1965, he married Gayla Lynn Olson at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah. Don worked in sales for over 30 years and for Cabela’s in Prairie du Chien, WI for 10 years before retiring in 2008.


Jami (Berg) Schubert

Jami (Berg) Schubert, age 40, of Rowan passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at her home. Public visitation for Jami was held Saturday, September 5 at Ewing Funeral Home in Clarion. Private interment was held following the visitation.

Jami Ann, daughter of Peggy Berg and Doug Dahlstrom, was born February 26, 1980 in La Crosse, WI and is a graduate of Waukon High School. Jami worked over 16 years as a CNA/CMA in the local healthcare centers.

May 28, 2005 Jami married August Schubert at Eagle Point Park in Dubuque. To this happy union their son, AJ, was born. Jami was known to be cool-headed and could be feisty when she needed to be. She loved taking care of her fun and loving family.

Jami is survived by her husband, August; her son, AJ; her mother, Peggy Berg; her father, Doug Dahlstrom; her brother, Benji Berg; her uncle, Russ Dahlstrom; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Susan and Donald Stuckwisch.


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