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.

Fri
17
Nov

Ernest "Ernie" Luster

Ernest “Ernie” Joseph Luster, 87, of Lansing died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Gundersen Health Systems, La Crosse, WI. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, November 18 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. The Rev. John Moser will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in Gethsemane Cemetery in Lansing with military honors.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 17 from 4-7 p.m. at the Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Lansing with a 4 p.m. Scripture Service and a 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus Rosary. Visitation will also be held one hour before mass time at the church Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to a charity of your own choice.

Wed
15
Nov

Ida Mae (Welsh) Gonsalves

Ida Mae (Welsh) Gonsalves, 80, of San Jose, CA entered into eternal rest November 10, 2017 at DawnView Care Home in San Jose, CA, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. A Funeral Mass will take place at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in San Jose, CA at 10 a.m. with visitation from 9-10 a.m. Saturday, November 18. A reception will follow in the parish hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to www.alz.org.

A full obituary will appear in the November 22 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Wed
15
Nov

Margaret Lorraine Cummings Kolsrud

Margaret Lorraine Cummings Kolsrud, 89, of Waukon died Monday, November 13, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 18 at 11 a.m. at East Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church, with Rev. Ronald Pederson officiating. Burial will be at East Paint Creek Synod Cemetery, both in rural Waterville. Friends may call one hour before services at the church Saturday. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

A full obituary will appear in the November 22 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Tue
14
Nov

Jeannette Hegeman

Jeannette “Jeannie” E. Hegeman, 76, of Waukon died Monday, November 6, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 9 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Jeannette Elizabeth Hegeman was born November 29, 1940 in Waukon, the daughter of Donald and Betty (Blake) Hegeman. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church and graduated from St. Patrick High School. Jeannie received her nursing degree in 1975 and worked in Waterloo as a psychiatric nurse. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was very involved with politics. Jeannie enjoyed working in her garden, bird watching from her back porch, and collecting antiques.

Tue
14
Nov

Darlene Winkie

Darlene H. Winkie, 81, of rural Postville died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 17 at 11 a.m. at Frankville Presbyterian Church in Frankville, with Karla Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, rural Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 16 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Darlene Helen Winkie was born May 8, 1936 in Waukon, the daughter of Arthur E. and Edna M. (Grotegut) Flage. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1954.

Tue
14
Nov

Leon Clark

Leon Roy Clark went home to be with the Lord peacefully from his home in Hopkins, MN Monday, November 6, 2017 at age 78 after many successive complications as a result of a fall in 2011. Memorial service will be held Thursday, November 16 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at Fourth Baptist Church, 900 Forestview Lane North in Plymouth, MN. Lunch will follow. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, November 17 at Spring Valley Cemetery in Spring Valley, MN. Memorials may be given to donor's choice.

Leon was born August 27, 1939 to Ralph John Clark and Evelyn Lillian (Howe) Clark in Fillmore County in Minnesota on the farm where his parents lived at the end of the Great Depression. Leon attended country school during his early years and then graduated in 1957 from Chatfield High School in Chatfield, MN. From there he attended DeVry for two years in Chicago, IL.

Tue
14
Nov

Margaret Kolsrud

Margaret Lorraine Cummings Kolsrud, 89, of Waukon died Monday, November 13, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 18 at 11 a.m. at East Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, with Rev. Ronald Pederson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services at the church Saturday.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.
 

Wed
08
Nov

Ardith Waters

Ardith J. Waters, 76, of Waukon died Monday, November 6, 2017 at her home in rural Waukon. Memorial services were held Friday, November 10 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Ardith Joan Waters was born October 13, 1941 in Monona, the daughter of Raymond E. and Laura (Hamann) Gress. In May of 1960, she graduated from Waukon High School. January 10, 1962, Ardith married Donald James Waters at St. Mary’s Hanover Catholic Church in rural Waukon.

For 39 years, Ardith worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon, where she was the lead inspector until the factory closed. Also, she ran the concession stand for Monroe Auction Service for a time. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon and belonged to the Iowa Women’s Bowling Association.

Wed
08
Nov

Gretta Fiet

Gretta (Mohwinkle) Fiet, 73, of Rockford, IL passed away November 1, 2017 after a long battle with dementia. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 11 at Riverside Community Church with Pastor Bobby Sheets officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.

Gretta loved flowers, but should you choose to leave a charitable gift, memorials may be made to Anam Care, 8104 Sayer Road, Rockford, IL 61108 or Northern Illinois Hospice, 4215 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108.

Gretta was born September 13, 1944 in Waukon, the daughter of Delton and Helen (Beardmore) Mohwinkle.  She graduated from Waukon High School and married David Fiet June 8, 1963.  Gretta did administrative and clerical work for Sears Optical, and worked in the office with her husband at P&L Auto Body.

Wed
08
Nov

Eugene Cahoon

Eugene Leonard Cahoon, 89, of Monona died Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside Service with Military Honors was held Monday, November 6 at Sixteen Cemetery, rural Linton Township.

Eugene was born January 9, 1928 in Allamakee County, the fourth of four children to Elbert and Esther (VanCura) Cahoon. He served in the United States Army from May 1951 to April 1953. Eugene served as a P.F.C. Wire Chief in Germany and was honorably discharged.

Eugene farmed all of his adult life. He loved bowling, playing cards, spending time at local casinos, traveling and family gatherings. He moved to his hobby farm in 1984 and retired from farming in 1987. Eugene spent the last years of his life at Garden View Assisted Care in Monona and Good Samaritan Society in Postville.

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