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.

Wed
19
Jul

Clark Snitker

Clark L. Snitker, 62, of Oelwein died suddenly Sunday evening, July 16, 2017 at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein. Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 21 at the Aurora United Methodist Church in Aurora with Pastor Wayne Mullen officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 20 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein and for one hour before the service at the church Friday. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online obituary can be found at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.

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Wed
19
Jul

Leo Schlitter

Leo James Schlitter, age 83, of Waterville passed away June 30, 2017 at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. His funeral was held July 7 at the First Lutheran Church (Swede Ridge) in McGregor.

Leo J. Schlitter was born May 26, 1934 in rural Monona to Lester Schlitter and DeLillia Bollman. He was baptized at Ion Methodist Church.

August 27, 1955, Leo was united in marriage to Alice Johnson at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union four children were born. He married Barbara Schier January 3, 1980.

Leo grew up farming. He joined the Army in 1956 and was a Korean War veteran. He was a lifetime member of the Am Vet Post #27 in Monona. He worked at John Deere and later started his own whitewashing business. Leo enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, bingo, gambling, gardening, fishing and hunting.

Wed
19
Jul

Mary Murphy

Mary Sue (Plein) Murphy, 63, of Ijamsville, MD passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 surrounded by family. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, July 15 at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church in Ijamsville, MD with Father Michael Jendrik presiding. Interment followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD.

Born September 19, 1953 in Waukon, Mary Sue was the third daughter born to Francis and Marguerite Plein. Mary attended Waukon area schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1971. She enlisted in the United States Army and was most honorably discharged in December of 1974. During her years of military service, she was assigned to work at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. After her discharge from the military, Mary continued her work in the field of pathology at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC.

Sun
16
Jul

Diana Ward

Diana M. Ward, 64, of Waukon died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon surrounded by her loving family. Memorial services were held Monday, July 17 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Diana Marie Ward was born August 26, 1952 in Waukon, the daughter of Lawrence and Rita (Ferring) Ward. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Diana was one of 14 children who were raised in rural Waukon on a farm. She graduated from Waukon High School and continued her education as a nursing student.

Tue
11
Jul

Dr. Lisa Schreiber

Dr. Lisa M. Schreiber passed away July 4, 2017 in Lancaster, PA at the age of 49. A Celebration of Life gathering will be announced at a later date.

Dr. Schreiber was an associate professor in the Communications and Theater Department at Millersville University. Her advanced degrees were obtained from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Nebraska. One of her contributions to her field of study was a free on-line communications text book entitled, “The Public Speaking Project.” It is used free of charge by students and faculty around the world.

Dr. Schreiber is survived by her two sons, Dylan Roeder and Nathan Roeder of Lancaster, PA; her father, Thomas (Caroll) Schreiber of Lansing; her mother, Nancy (Tom) Grandinetti of Moline, IL; her brother, Derek Schreiber of Roswell, GA; and her grandparents, William and Ruth Schreiber of Streator, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to dressforsuccess.org.
 

Tue
11
Jul

Vivian Iverson

Vivian M. Iverson, 88, of rural Waterville died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 15 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 call from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 14 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Vivian Mildred Iverson was born December 10, 1928 in Clayton County, the daughter of Irving Theodore and Rita Elizabeth (Lestina) Hartong. She graduated as valedictorian from Waterville High School. In April of 1950, Vivian met Earl Howard Iverson at a saddle club ride; December 31 that same year they married at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. Vivian and Earl farmed together and she was in charge of the dairy and responsible for milking the cows.

Tue
11
Jul

Deanna Auer

Deanna Lynn Auer, 64, of Waukon, formerly of Postville and Ossian, died Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 10 at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Postville. Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez was the Celebrant. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Deanna was born September 4, 1952 in Dubuque to Ralph and Ruth (Hayes) Auer. She graduated from Postville High School with the Class of 1971. Following high school, Deanna graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) with her LPN Nursing Degree and later also graduated from NICC with her RN Advanced Nursing Degree.

Tue
11
Jul

Deloris Topel

Deloris M. Topel, 80, of Waukon died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 18 at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be at Old East Paint Creek Cemetery, rural Waterville. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Deloris Mae Topel was born April 16, 1937 in Waterloo, the daughter of Lois Thompson. She lived with her adopted parents, George and Ethel (Mattie) Malli, in Decorah and attended Decorah area schools. Deloris worked at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon as a nurse's aide.

Tue
11
Jul

Ronald Stockdale

Ronald Stockdale, age 83, of University Place, WA died Friday, June 30, 2017 after several months of hospitalization due to complications following hernia surgery. Generous and caring, he was dearly loved by family and friends.

A celebration of his life in a memorial service will be held Saturday, July 22 at 1 p.m. at University Place Presbyterian Church, 8101 27th Street West in University Place, WA. Remembrances can be made to the General Fund at the ARK Institute of Learning.

Born in Aplington April 28, 1934, he was the youngest child of C.R. and Mildred Stockdale. His twin brothers, Robert and Eugene, preceded him in death while his sister, Marilyn, survives. Ron’s warm memories of childhood included working with his father on the family farm, excelling at sports - especially as a pitcher in baseball - and hunting pheasants with his cousin.

Fri
30
Jun

Colleen Gebel

Colleen (Welch) Gebel, 83, of Charles City died Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City. A Funeral Mass was held Monday, July 3 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City with Father Gary Mayer celebrating the Mass. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Charles City.

Mary Colleen Welch was born May 8, 1934 in Waukon, the daughter of Ray and Rita (Ryan) Welch. She graduated in 1952 from St. Patrick’s High School in Waukon. Following high school, she began her career with Northwestern Bell Telephone Company in Waukon and in the years following she worked for the telephone company in Independence, Oelwein and Charles City.

April 18, 1964, Colleen was united in marriage to James Gebel at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Charles City. Jim and Colleen made their life in Charles City, where they raised their three children, Suzanne, Patrick and Elizabeth.

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