Obituaries

Obituaries are published in The Standard for a $20 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 $5 (additonal photos are also $5). 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.

Tue
28
Mar

Laurayne Mauss

Laurayne Theresa Mauss, 93, of New Albin died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Albin. The Rev. John Moser will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, New Albin.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 29 from 4-7 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 6:30 p.m. at the New Albin Community Center, New Albin. Visitation will also be held one hour before mass time at the church Thursday.

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about Laurayne Mauss was her ability to tune in to the particular hopes, concerns and needs of so many people. Yet, she was far too busy, her hands always too full, to bother noticing that her gifts of deep compassion and service were entirely uncommon.

Tue
28
Mar

Lee Bjerke

Lee Bjerke, 93, of Viroqua, WI died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Bethel Home in Viroqua, WI. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 28 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Lansing with Rev. Laura Gentry as the officiant. Burial followed at Old East Paint Creek Cemetery, Waterville.

Lee was born April 20, 1923 to Oscar and Edna (Dorwin) Lewison in Viroqua, WI. She attended Viroqua High School and graduated in 1942 from Luther College with a degree in Elementary Education. Lee furthered her education at the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse, WI. Lee was united in marriage with Arlen “Spec” Bjerke June 16, 1945 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Lansing.

Tue
28
Mar

Richard Mills

Richard "Rich" E. Mills, 81, of New Albin,  formerly of Ferryville, WI, died March 24, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI. He left behind two sisters, three daughters, one son, four grandchildren, his special friend, Karen Hutson, and their dog, Itsy Bitsy. He lived a full, meaningful life filled with many travels and many friends. For more information, contact www.couleecremation.com.
 

Mon
27
Mar

Arlene Kerndt

Arlene K. Kerndt, 91, of Waukon died Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 28 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial was at Lansing Ridge Cemetery, rural Lansing.

Arlene Kathryn Kerndt was born March 11, 1926, the daughter of Benjamin and Flora (Schellhammer) Marti in Makee township in rural Waukon. She was baptized and confirmed at the Congregational Church in Church. Arlene attended rural country schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1944. After graduation she worked as a secretary at Elmer Pieper law firm in Waukon.

August 15, 1948, she married Willard Kerndt in Church; they farmed together on Willard's family farm running a diversified operation specializing in registered Holstein dairy cattle. Arlene was always busy raising her family and helping neighbors. She also worked as a nurse’s aide at Northgate Care Center in Waukon.

Fri
24
Mar

Terry Hill

Terry  Hill, 60, of Kent, WA passed away January 27, 2017. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 1 at 11 a.m. at Salem United Church of Christ, rural Waukon.

Terry was born in Waukon, and she eventually resided in Kent, WA. A devout Christian, Terry’s fellowship included missionary work, bible study and providing financial assistance to impoverished children in Haiti.

Terry had several passions.  She volunteered at the Point Defiant Zoo in Washington caring for rare newborn spotted and clouded leopards.  Her talents included arts and crafts, cross-stitching and quilting. She created many beautiful pieces that are cherished by those fortunate recipients.

Terry loved to travel. She enjoyed the diversity and culture of many countries throughout the world. She also traveled in pursuit of another of her passions - genealogy. She traced family history dating back to the 1400s.

Fri
24
Mar

Margaret Grohall

Margaret A. Burke Messier Grohall, 101, of La Crosse, WI, formerly of Waukon, died Friday, March 24, 2017 at Hillview Health Care Center in La Crosse, WI. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 28 at St. Mary - Hanover Catholic Church, rural Waukon, with the Rev. Mark Osterhaus as the celebrant. Burial followed in St. Mary - Hanover Catholic Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Margaret was born September 10, 1915 on the Burke family farm in Dorchester to Irish parents, Michael and Ella Byrnes Burke. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary-Hanover Catholic Church, rural Waukon. Marge grew up in a family of ten children.
Margaret was united in marriage with Phillip Messier in 1944 in Milwaukee, WI.  He died in 1957.

In 1967, Margaret was united in marriage with Henry Grohall; together they enjoyed travels to many countries. He died in 1980.  Their door was always open, especially to Milwaukee Braves fans.

Thu
23
Mar

Frederick Miller

Frederick L. Miller, 89, of Waukon died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 25 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Frederick Louis Miller was born April 9, 1927 in Postville, the son of Earl and Marion (Stock) Miller. He was baptized at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Waukon and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Luana. Fred attended Cherry Valley Franklin #7 country school and graduated from Luana High School in 1945.

June 9, 1948, he married Marjorie Bareis at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Postville. They farmed on his parents’ farm in Franklin Township for ten years before moving in 1958 to his grandparents’ farm in Jefferson Township, where they raised dairy cows, hogs and grain.

Tue
21
Mar

Colleen Berg

Colleen Ann (Guider) Berg, 74, of Sun Prairie, WI, formerly of Lansing, passed away March 11, 2017 in Madison, WI. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Visitation will be Friday, March 24 from 5-7 p.m. with a Scripture Service at 6:30 p.m. at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. There will also be a one hour visitation before Mass at the church Saturday.

Colleen was born August 2, 1942 in Lansing to Norbert and Helen (Kohlstad) Guider. Colleen graduated from St. George High School in 1960 and attended Viterbo College in La Crosse, WI.

Tue
21
Mar

Scott Grant

Scott Jack Grant, age 73, of Logan passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017 at his home in Logan. Funeral Memorial Mass is being held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 22 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Logan, with Father Raphael Masabakwa as Celebrant. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Christian Church in Logan immediately following the service. The family will also greet friends from 9 a.m. until time of the service Wednesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Logan.

Scott was born June 23, 1943 in Charles City to Jack W. and Ruth V. (Arthur) Grant. Scott grew up in Lansing. He attended Upper Iowa University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Scott was a teacher in Monona from 1966-1969, and in 1969 came to Logan, where he was a teacher and a coach until 1999 when he retired.

Tue
21
Mar

Robert Batteen

Robert "Bob" Carl Batteen, age 73, of Lansing passed away March 9, 2017 at the Franciscan Mayo Hospital in La Crosse, WI during his valiant struggle with cancer. Sunday, April 2, all family and friends are invited to share in a "Celebration of Bob's Life" at T.J. Hunters in Lansing from 3-8 p.m.

Bob was born in Waukon September 6, 1943, the son of Harris and Laurayne (Johnson) Batteen of Lansing. He attended school in Lansing at Immaculate Conception Catholic grade school and St. George High School, graduating in 1961. From 1961 to 1964, he served in the United States Army. He attended basic training at Fort Riley, KS and served a six-month tour of duty in Germany.

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