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
20
Apr

Nancy Barry

Nancy Jane Barry, 72, of Lansing died Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial Mass was held Friday, April 16 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Inurnment followed at Gethsemane Cemetery in Lansing.

Nancy Jane was born November 29, 1948 in Grinnell. She was daughter number three of John Leland Barr and Laura Jean (Hammer) Barr. Nancy grew up in rural Grinnell. In 1967 she graduated from Grinnell High School and she continued her education at Morningside College in Sioux City.  Her education at Morningside included a semester at the United Nations in New York City and a semester in France. She received her B.A. degree in 1971.

Tue
20
Apr

Connie Snitker

Friends and family are invited to attend an internment service and Celebration of Life for Connie Snitker May 15, 2021 at 2 p.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing. Guests will be greeted by Connie’s son, Jason Snitker of Ventnor City, NJ; her brother, Wayne Snitker and family of Clarksville, TN; and her sister, Carrie Stilwell (nee Snitker) and family of Naples, FL.

Music will be provided by singer Kevin Johnson. Pastor Laura Gentry will preside over the scripture, blessing and eulogy.

Following the Celebration of Life there will be refreshments offered in downtown Lansing.

Memorials can be sent to:

American Heart Association National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231.

Condolences can be sent to Jason Snitker at 6101 Monmouth Avenue, Apt. 101, Ventnor City, NJ 08406.

Tue
20
Apr

Lila Brandos Garcia

Lila Ann Brandos Garcia passed away June 29, 2020 in Dolan Springs, AZ of heart congestion. She still has many relatives in the Brandos, Ralston and Sass families in northeast Iowa.

Lila Ann Brandos was born April 13, 1933 in Cedar Rapids to Lawrence and Florence (Ralston) Brandos, who was an Allamakee County native. Lila had five brothers and three sisters. She is survived by her six children, Linda, Lois, Paulette, Paul, Kathleen and Eric, along with 12 grandchildren.

Anyone wishing to share condolences or family history may call her daughter, Linda Dreier, at 951-277-2355.
 

Tue
13
Apr

Willard Meyer

Willard Louis “Willie” Meyer, 94, of Dorchester passed away Friday, April 9, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17 at St. Luke’s Church, Eitzen. Pastor Michael McCann will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.

Willard was born January 10, 1927 to Louis and Edna (Burmester) Meyer. He lived in Eitzen from 1927 until moving to the Meyer family farm near Dorchester in 1932; which later became a Century Farm in 1976. He was baptized, confirmed and a lifelong member of St. Luke’s Church in Eitzen, where he also served on the church council. Willard attended elementary school in Dorchester and then graduated from Waukon High School.

Tue
13
Apr

Keith Schroeder

Keith O. Schroeder, 84, of Waukon died Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Monday, April 12 at Bible Baptist Church in Prairie du Chien, WI, with Pastor Andy Doll officiating. Burial with military honors was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.

Keith Otto Schroeder was born April 26, 1936 in Postville, the son of Lloyd and Clara (Duwe) Schroeder. He graduated from Postville High School and entered the U.S. Air Force. He spent his first four years playing football for the Air Force in Florida and Japan, mostly with college and professional players. He left the service to try to play professional football, but due to an injury suffered in Japan, he could not pass the physical exam.

July 8, 1958, he married Jacqueline Lane in Las Vegas, NV. They had four children: Cherie, Alan, Kathy and David. Jacqueline died in 2005.

Tue
13
Apr

Norma Bloxham

Norma R. Bloxham, 91, of Waukon died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society - Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 10 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Norma Ruth Bloxham was born March 2, 1930 at home in rural Franklin Township, Allamakee County, the daughter of Oscar R. and Selma (Wilke) Johnson. Norma was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. She attended country school through the eighth grade and later received her GED April 23, 1975.

Tue
13
Apr

Paul Thompson

Paul E. Thompson, 60, of Postville died Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society in Postville. No services are scheduled at this time. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family.

Paul Eric Thompson was born December 22, 1960 to Curtis and Wilma (Zimmerman) Thompson at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He was raised in Waterville and graduated from Waukon High School in 1979. He attended a vocational college in Mason City and then worked in Wyoming before joining the U.S. Army. Paul loved sports, NASCAR, playing cards, and the outdoors, especially trout fishing. He was very proud of his service to his country.

Tue
06
Apr

Alice Thompson

Alice E. Thompson of Long Prairie, MN passed away peacefully in her sleep March 17, 2021 at age 89 at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. The Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, April 9 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Waukon with Rev. Duane P. Smith presiding with visitation at the same location from 9 a.m. until the time of services. The service will be live-streamed at First Baptist Church of Waukon’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

A catered meal will be served following the service. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks is encouraged but not required. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Tue
06
Apr

Donavon Olson

Donavon Berger Olson, 73, of Eitzen, MN passed away March 28, 2021. A private family service was held Monday, April 5. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, MN assisted the family and online condolences may be given at mccormickfuneralhome.net.

He was born June 5, 1947 in rural Ferryville, WI to Berger and Delores (Reed) Olson. Donavon was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in La Crosse, WI and graduated from Central High School in La Crosse. He proudly served in the Wisconsin National Guard.

In 1969, he was united in marriage to Karen Mauss and they were married 52 years. Together they had four children; two sons, Damon (Jennifer) of New Albin and Darrin (Michele Mann) of Newport Beach, CA, and two daughters, Kelly (Todd Lemke) Gordon of Caledonia, MN and Kimberly (David) Wilson of Richfield, MN.

Tue
06
Apr

Charles “Chuck” Andregg

Charles “Chuck” Edwin Andregg, age 70, passed away unexpectedly March 24, 2021 at his home in rural Lansing. He was born March 15, 1951 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon to Edwin and Evelyn (Glaus) Andregg. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon.

Chuck began school in Center Township in a rural schoolhouse, and after second grade, he began to attend school in Waukon. Throughout high school, he was active in football and wrestling. He went on to graduate from Waukon High School in 1969. Chuck and Mary Ann (Nelson) were married December 20, 1969 in Waterloo. Together they welcomed and raised three daughters, Therese, Erin and Renea.

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