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
30
Jul

Kevin Haas

After packing a full lifetime of living into 52 short years, Kevin Joel Haas passed away peacefully at his home in Caledonia, MN surrounded by his family July 28, 2019. Funeral services were held Friday, August 2 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with Pastor Steven Meyer officiating.

Kevin was born February 4, 1967 in Iowa City to Earl and Beverly (Scheffert) Haas. He grew up in Waukon and graduated from Waukon Senior High School in 1985. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. He never missed a day of Sunday School and even received an award for that achievement. Having spent so much time in church during his childhood, he was able to use his weekends for many other endeavors as an adult.

Tue
30
Jul

Margaret Reisner

Margaret A. Reisner, 90, of Waukon died Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Western Home Communities-Nation Cottage in Cedar Falls. Memorial services will be held Monday, August 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Inurnment will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Ft. Atkinson. Friends may call one hour before services Monday at the church.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Cards and memorials can be sent to her daughter, Sue Armbrecht, 4120 Daina Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

Margaret Ann Reisner was born October 13, 1928 in Decorah, the daughter of Gregory and Clara (Busness) Becker. She graduated from Calmar High School, received her Teaching Certificate from UNI in 1948, and received her BA degree in Elementary Education in 1973 from Upper Iowa University in Fayette.

Tue
30
Jul

Edward Helgeson

Edward Helgeson, age 81, of Decorah died Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at his home in Decorah. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah Monday, July 29 with Rev. Donald Hertges officiating. Interment was at St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery, Decorah.

Edward Elmer Helgeson was born August 14, 1937, the son of Elmer and Mary (Burroughs) Helgeson near Dorchester. He attended country school in Pleasant Township where his mother, Mary, was the teacher. He graduated from Decorah High School.

He was married to Janice Nesset and together they had five children, Sharyl, Joe, Jeff, John and Jim. They later divorced. He married Theresa Howe May 28, 1988 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Ed worked at Calmar Manufacturing for many years and had various other jobs before that. He enjoyed fishing, wood working in his shop at home, antique cars and spending time with his friends and family.

Tue
23
Jul

Patrick McCauley

Patrick J. McCauley, age 78, of rural Waukon, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids July 8, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. He was staying with his sister, Mary, during treatment. A graveside memorial is planned for Saturday, July 27 at 12 p.m. at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Lycurgus in rural Waukon.

Pat attended a one-room country school until eighth grade, and then went to St. Patrick’s School in Waukon until his graduation in 1958. Patrick went on to further his education, earning a Master’s Degree in English. He taught and farmed in Minnesota until he moved back to Waukon to farm the McCauley farm until his death. Pat loved teaching, farming and especially a good debate on any topic.

Tue
23
Jul

Robert Rush

Robert C. Rush, 58, of Oelwein, formerly of Waukon, died Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Friends may call from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 27 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with graveside services to follow in Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, with Pastor Tim Rupert officiating. A private memorial will be held at the Rush Family Farm.

Special appreciation to the healthcare providers at St. Mary’s Hospital, MercyOne Air Ambulance, and all of those that helped and loved Bob over the years. Bob will be truly missed by his family and friends.

Robert “Bob” Creighton Rush was born October 17, 1960 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon to Elmer L. and Darlene (Bender) Rush. He was raised on the family farm near Rossville and was confirmed at Rossville Presbyterian Church. Bob attended Waukon schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1978.

Tue
23
Jul

Patricia Schwager

Patricia Emma Schwager, 88, of Vancouver, WA was called home to our Lord Saturday, June 22, 2019. Funeral and committal services were held Tuesday, July 9 at Skyline Memorial Gardens Funeral Home in Portland, OR with longtime friend and missionary Ron Holcomb officiating.

Patricia Emma (Palmer) Schwager was born July 17, 1930 in Waukon, the daughter of Charles and Cora (Henderson) Palmer. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1948. She earned a BA in teaching from Iowa State Teachers’ College and obtained an MA from a college in Oregon.

She worked as a teacher for 50 years.

Patricia was united in marriage to Dale Robert Schwager August 7, 1958 in Portland, OR. Together they raised two children, John and Ruth. She was an active member of University Park Baptist Church in Portland for many years teaching Sunday School and serving on the missionary board. Patricia was known for being faithful and having a servant’s heart.

Tue
23
Jul

Alice Luster

Alice Luster, 88, of Lansing died Monday, July 15, 2019 at her home in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 19 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Inurnment followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

The family of Alice Luster requests donations be given to: Lansing Emergency Medical Services, 51 South Front Street, Lansing, IA 52151 for new and updated equipment; Meehan Memorial Lansing Public Library, 515 Main Street, Lansing, IA 52151; or Immaculate Conception Church, 648 Main Street, Lansing, IA 52151.

Alice Dorothy was born December 17, 1930 to Benjamin and Mary (McNamara) Mullarkey in Lansing. She was baptized at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wexford. Alice graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1948.

Tue
23
Jul

Eugene Mork

Eugene “Gene” Theodore Mork, 91, of Postville died Saturday, July 13, 2019. Funeral Service will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Pastor Lynn Noel as the officiant. Burial and Military Rites will follow at Postville Cemetery, Postville. Visitation will be held prior to the service, from 1-3 p.m., Sunday at the church.

Gene was born March 26, 1928 to Enock Telmer and Selma Jeannette (Gjefle) Mork in Luana. He was baptized May 20, 1928 and confirmed August 2, 1942 at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder. Gene attended school in Luana and also Postville. Following his schooling, Gene proudly joined and served in the United States Navy for two years. He received the Quilt of Valor in May 2017.

Fri
19
Jul

Helen (Zoll) Hilts

Helen J. (Zoll) Hilts, age 93, of Onalaska, WI passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral Marion Chapel in La Crosse, WI Tuesday, July 23.

A private family burial will take place at a later date. Please visit www.dickinsonfuneralhomes for more information.

Tue
16
Jul

Dr. William “Bill” Clair

Dr. William “Bill” Patrick Clair, 72, of Waukon died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to St. Patrick Catholic Church or Veterans Memorial Hospital, both in Waukon.

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