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.

Sun
19
Feb

Eula Thies

Eula B. Thies, 102, of Waukon died Friday, February 17, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 21 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial will be at Phelps Cemetery, Decorah. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday, February 20 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

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

Thu
16
Feb

Patrick O'Malley

Patrick F. O’Malley, 83, of Cedar Rapids passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 17 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 18 at St. Pius X Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, conducted by Father Philip Thompson. Burial will take place at a later date at Eastside Cemetery, Elkader.

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

Tue
14
Feb

Olive Grinna

Olive B. Grinna, 90, of Waukon died Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 16 at 11 a.m. at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah with Pastor Stacey Nalean-Carlson officiating. Burial will be at Glenwood West Cemetery, rural Decorah. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Olive Bernell Grinna was born January 22, 1927 in Decorah, the daughter of Alfred and Helen (Engen) Ramstad. She was baptized February 13, 1927 and confirmed May 25, 1941 at Madison Lutheran Church in rural Decorah. Olive attended Madison Township country schools and Decorah High School. Later, she received her GED from Northeast Iowa Community College.

Tue
14
Feb

Christa Parker

Christa L. Parker, 42, of Waukon died Thursday, February 9, 2017 at her home. Funeral services were held Monday, February 13 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Pastor Steve Oden officiating. Burial was at Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Christa Lynn Parker was born August 12, 1974 in Postville, the daughter of Dean and Shirley (Sampson) Foels. She was baptized and confirmed at Postville Presbyterian Church in Postville. Christa graduated from Postville High School, where she was active in FFA. She also attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. Christa worked at a horse stable and screen print and embroidery shop in Cedar Rapids. She loved working with horses and fixing things.

Survivors include her brother, Karsten (Beth) Foels of Luana; two nephews: Jackson and Tristan Foels; an aunt, Sharon (Byron) Zeisler of Fish Creek, WI; and an uncle, Calvin (Betty) Foels of Monona. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Tue
14
Feb

Terry Shefelbine

Terry D. Shefelbine, age 62, of Waukon passed away December 27, 2016. He was born July 22, 1954 at the hospital in Spring Grove, MN; his parents were Malcolm and Stella Shefelbine of Dorchester.

Terry graduated form Dorchester Elementary School and Waukon High School. He loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting with his friends. In 1999, he moved to Waukon.

Terry is survived by his daughter, Kristine, and her family living in Boone; three brothers: Ronnie of Waukon, Rick of Garnavillo and Randy of Spokane, WA; two sisters: Priscilla Nuehrling and Brandy Marquez Shefelbine, both of Denver, CO; and his long-time girlfriend, Jackie Johnson. He is preceded in death by his father and mother.
 

Fri
10
Feb

Darrell Snitker

Darrell F. Snitker, 75, of Waukon died Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial with military honors was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Darrell Francis Snitker was born March 10, 1941 in Waukon, the son of Lawrence Elmer and Helen Minnie (Goeke) Snitker. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Darrell graduated from Waukon High School, where he was a conference champion wrestler. From 1960-64, Darrell served in the Air Force and fought in Vietnam from 1963-64.

Thu
09
Feb

Glenn Thorsen

Glenn O. Thorsen, 90, of Waterville died Monday, February 6, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, February 10 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial with military honors was at Waterville Lutheran Cemetery, Waterville.

Glenn Oliver Thorsen was born August 24, 1926 in Chicago, IL, the son of Emil M. and Agnes (Larson) Thorsen. He was baptized at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN.

Tue
07
Feb

Lee Gage

Lee D. Gage, 81, of Castalia, formerly of La Porte, IN, died Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at his home in rural Castalia. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4 at Community Presbyterian Church in Postville, with Pastor Gary Catterson officiating. Entombment was at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Michigan City, IN Monday, February 6 with military honors.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon assisted with arrangements. Memorials may be made to Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice, 901 Montgomery Street, Decorah, IA 52101.

Lee Duane Gage was born December 9, 1935 in LaGrange County, IN, the son of Philip and Goldie (Balyeat) Gage. He graduated from Scott High School in Scott, IN and was drafted into the United States Army in 1958 and served at Fort Knox until 1964.

Tue
07
Feb

Joan Downer

Joan Jean Downer, 75, of Strawberry Point passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. Memorial service was held February 1 at Strawberry Point.

Joan was born March 11, 1941 in New Albin, the daughter of Vincent and Edna (Halvorson) Strub. She graduated from Lansing St. George High School in 1959.

Joan married Charles Rettinger in 1959. Three sons were born to this union. They moved to the Aurora area and farmed together, and they later divorced. Joan was then united in marriage to Richard Downer in 1973, and one son was born to this union. The couple later divorced.

Joan loved nature, especially growing flowers.  She was a very creative person who enjoyed doing crafts, painting and quilting.  Most of all, Joan cherished the time she spent with her family.

Tue
07
Feb

Dorothy Broszeit

Dorothy M. Broszeit, 85, of Frankville died Monday, January 30, 2017 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 2 at Frankville Presbyterian Church in Frankville. Burial was at Frankville Cemetery.

Dorothy Marie Broszeit was born March 22, 1931 in Luana, the daughter of Ralph and Eula (Roffman) Nagel. She was raised in the Rossville area and attended the Little Red Schoolhouse and the old school house on old Highway 51; she also attended Rossville Grade School and Waukon High School.

August 14, 1948, she married Fredrick W. Broszeit at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Waukon. The couple farmed near Frankville and in the late 1960s moved into Frankville, where they have resided ever since. Besides being a farmwife and mother, Dorothy also worked for Livingood’s Supper Club in Frankville.

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