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.

Tue
15
Jun

Shirley Elliott

Shirley Kay Elliott, 79, of Harpers Ferry died Friday, June 11, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Jacob Dunne and Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service.

Shirley Kay Hahn was born November 26, 1941 in Iowa City, the daughter of Maurice and Catherine (Lloyd) Hahn. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar. After graduating from Calmar High School in 1959, she attended Paris Academy in Cedar Rapids, obtaining her cosmetology license.

Tue
15
Jun

Geneva Renk

There will be a memorial service for Geneva Marie (Meiners) Renk Saturday, June 26 at St. John’s United Church of Christ (Wheatland), rural New Albin. The memorial will start at 2 p.m. inside the church, followed by graveside services, and conclude at the New Albin Community Center from 4-7 p.m.

Face masks are required. For those unable to attend in person, the service will be available at https://www.facebook.com/renkg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Geneva’s memory to St John’s United Church of Christ, New Albin or United Church of Sun City, Sun City, AZ.

Tue
15
Jun

Duane Soride

Duane Clifford Soride, age 69, of Knoxville, TN passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10 at the Waukon City Club.

Duane was a lifelong mechanic and a NASCAR fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Verna Soride; and a niece, Tina Soride.

He is survived by his partner, Rhonda McCollough of Knoxville, TN; his son, Matthew (Cara) Soride of Fort White, FL; his daughter, Masie (Chris) McGraw of Fairbault, MN; his grandchildren, Emma and Gunnar Soride of Fort White, FL; his brother, Dennis (Chris) Soride of Postville; a niece, Ann (Ken) Howe of Monona; and a nephew, Eric (Laura) Soride of Iowa City.
 

Tue
08
Jun

Ione Rema January 30, 1931-May 30, 2021

Ione Lenora Rema was born in Albert Lea, MN, the daughter of Andrew Cornelius and Hilma Cornelia (Larson) Christianson. She grew up in Allamakee County, attended rural Fan School, and was confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, Waterville.

December 3, 1949, she married Norman Rema at Little Brown Church in Nashua. After living six years at Elon, Norman and Ione moved to Center Township where they operated a dairy farm, and raised crops, hogs and chickens. After retiring from farming, Ione worked part-time at Homestead, The Uptown Motel and Waukon Living Center.

Tue
08
Jun

Michelle Lamphier

Michelle Leslie Lamphier gave up her courageous fight with ovarian cancer one week before her 60th birthday (May 31, 1961-May 24, 2021) at Mercy One Hospice in Mason City. It is her wish for no more grieving, so we would like to invite her family and friends to a “Celebration of Life” in her honor Saturday, July 17 at 2 p.m. at Green Valley Getaway, located at 78 16th Avenue NW, Waukon.

She leaves two sons, Benjamin Timothy and Michael John, both of Omaha, NE; her sister, Jenny (Dennis) Bockhaus of Nora Springs; her brother, Mike Lamphier of Lisbon; her nephew, Tony (Kaitlyn Nelson) Bockhaus of Webster City; and an incredible group of family and friends who shared the journey with her. She was pretty proud of her “village”.

She talked of her reunion with her parents, Harry and LaVonne Lamphier; her grandparents, Joy and Bonnie Lamphier and Lester and Clara Pollow; as well as other family and friends she missed.

Tue
08
Jun

Kathryn Stortz

Kathryn Stortz, age 88, of Waukon passed away peacefully Friday, June 4, 2021 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Friends may greet the family prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Kathryn’s ashes will be buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, rural Waukon at a later date.

Kathryn Mary (Schulte) Stortz was born November 2, 1932 in La Crosse, WI.  The daughter of Andrew and Catherine (Griffin) Schulte, Kathryn was baptized at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waukon. She attended country school at the Howard School in Makee Township through the eighth grade. Kathryn went on to attend St. Patrick’s Catholic School in Waukon through her junior year; and graduated from Waukon High School in 1950.

Tue
08
Jun

Wilbur Wilson

Wilbur LaVerne Wilson, 83, of Waukon died Monday, May 31, 2021 at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. Gathering of family and friends is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Thursday, June 10 at Shores Event Center, 700 16th Street NE in Cedar Rapids. Inurnment will take place at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel.

Wilbur was born January 6, 1938 in Manchester, the son of LaVerne and Gladys (Fisher) Wilson. He attended Buck Creek School and at the age of 13 moved to Waukon, where he graduated from high school in 1956. Wilbur served in the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1964. He was married to Diane Svec, and they later divorced.

He is survived by his children, William (Cindy) Wilson and Bonnie (Jim Mitchell) Tarker, both of Cedar Rapids; his grandchildren, Halas and Denton Wilson; and his sister, Virginia (Verne) Svec. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Betty Wilson.

Tue
08
Jun

Dominick Damiano

Dominick R. Damiano, 72, of Waukon died Friday, June 4, 2021 at his granddaughters’ home in Waukon. Please join his family, Michael (Karla) Damiano, Tami (Mike) Tschudi and Nicoel (Rick) Damiano and his grandchildren, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 12 for a Celebration of Life at the Allamakee Event Room, 108 Second Street NW #101, in Waukon.

Condolences can be sent to his daughter, Nicoel Damiano, at 922 Fourth Street, Lot 23, Waukon, IA 52172. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.
 

Tue
08
Jun

Charles “Chuck” Tryon

Charles “Chuck” Tryon, age 72, of Oelwein passed away March 16, 2020 at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood. A graveside service with full military honors was held Saturday, May 29 at Strawberry Point.

Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked as a die setter for Northern Engraving in Waukon for many years.

Tue
08
Jun

Beverly Bartlein

A Celebration of Life memorial service for Beverly Bartlein is scheduled to be held Sunday, June 13 at New Life Christian Church, located at 12 Seventh Avenue SE in Waukon. Born June 8, 1931, Beverly passed away April 20, 2020.

The service will begin at 1 p.m. Masks will be available at the door.
 

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