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
05
Oct

Mary and Walter Drew

September 20, 2021, in His infinite wisdom, God our Father mercifully chose the souls of His two servants, Walter William and Mary Ellen Drew, to be welcomed into His kingdom. A lifetime together on Earth and now eternally united in Heaven. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, September 25 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, with burial immediately following at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Mom and Dad were born June 14, 1934 and June 16, 1935, respectively, in Waukon to John and Mildred Kilpatrick and James and Luella Drew. They grew up there, each in large Scotch Irish families. Knowing each other their whole lives, they eventually moved to Cedar Rapids with their families. In 1957 they were bonded by God in Marriage at St Patrick Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, and their lives together began there, and now eternal life will be blessed there.

Tue
05
Oct

Eleanor Reth

Eleanor M. (Morris) Reth, 99, past resident of the Delhi and Arlington areas in Iowa, passed away at The Great River Care Center, McGregor September 27, 2021, after a lengthy illness. The St. Croix Hospice Center, Strawberry Point also assisted in her health care.

Graveside Services were held Thursday, September 30 at Taylorsville Cemetery, Arlington with Reverend Keith Pitts officiating. The Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester was in charge of arrangements.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Morris of Delhi; her former husband, William Reth of Delhi; one daughter, Carolyn Sue Reth of Arlington; three sisters and their spouses, Berdina (Ray) Ward of Strawberry Point, Rosella (Otto) Hinder of Cedar Rapids and Verla Belle (Donald) LeGassick of Manchester; one brother, Cletus (Helen) Morris of Delhi; and one nephew, Russell Ward.

Tue
05
Oct

Robert Dotseth

Robert E. Dotseth, 91, of Decorah died Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Wellington Place in Decorah. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 9 at 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Robert Eugene Dotseth was born November 9, 1929 in Waukon,  the son of John and Millie (Nylund) Dotseth. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1947. After graduating from high school, he farmed with his father and his brother, John, in Frankville township before entering the U.S. Air Force from 1950 until 1954. While he was in the service, he played hockey.

Tue
05
Oct

Larry White

Larry D. White, 81, of Pepin, WI and Kingman, AZ passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 at home after a long illness, with his wife at his side. Larry was known to many of his friends and co-workers as “Whitey”.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, October 15 at Tillinghast Park in Harpers Ferry with Pastor Brian Mincks officiating.  In the event of inclement weather, the service will be moved to the banquet room at the Spillway Supper Club in Harpers Ferry. A lunch and time of fellowship will follow the service at the banquet room of the Spillway Supper Club.

Tue
28
Sep

Kassie Foltz

Kassie Leigh (Hughes) Foltz, age 43, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, MN. Memorial services were held Friday, October 1 at Frankville Community Presbyterian Church, Frankville with Pastor Karla Johnson as the Officiant. Burial followed at Frankville Cemetery, Frankville.

Kassie was born February 4, 1978 to Barry and Marsha (Schroeder) Hughes in Lawrence, KS. She attended Lawrence High School and lived in Lawrence until 1999 when she moved to Frankville. Kassie was united in marriage to Mike Foltz November 17, 2014.

Tue
28
Sep

Mary Stone

Mary A. Stone, 73, of Waukon died Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Per Mary’s wishes, no services will be held. Burial of ashes will be at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to Rachel Noecker at 302 3rd Street NE, Apt. 101, Waukon, IA 52172.

Mary Alice Stone was born July 4, 1948 at Hall Maternity Hospital in Waukon, the daughter of Thomas and Alice (Steffenson) Stone. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church and graduated from Waukon High School in 1966. Mary then moved to Decorah and worked at Northwestern Bell, Luther College in the admissions office, and Matter’s Ballroom.

Tue
28
Sep

Marilyn Kruger

Marilyn E. Brissett Kruger, 84, died Saturday, September 18, 2021 at her home in Oak Park Heights, MN surrounded by her family. Cause of death was complications from a stroke.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, September 22 at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Balsam Lake, WI with Fr. Gene Murphy officiating. Interment followed the service at St. Croix Falls Cemetery in St. Croix Falls, WI.

She was born June 22, 1937 in Waukon to Leslie and Bernice (Ryan) McCormick. She graduated from St. Patrick’s School in Waukon and in 1955 entered the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque. Having earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Clarke College, Dubuque, she went on to receive a master’s degree in counseling from Loras College, also in Dubuque.

Tue
28
Sep

Gayle Evans

Vietnam Veteran Gayle Kenneth Evans, age 75, of Waukon passed away September 5, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his family. Services will be held this Saturday, October 2 from 1:30-4 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon.
 

Tue
28
Sep

Jerry Siegrist

Jerry W. Siegrist, 88, of Waukon died Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Friday, October 1 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Rev. Cathy Jurgens officiating. Burial of ashes will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing.

Friends may greet the family from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, September 30 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. Masks are encouraged. The service will also be live streamed on Martin-Grau Funeral Home’s Facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Veterans Memorial Hospital, Oak Hill Cemetery, Zion United Church of Christ, or to a charity of choice.

Tue
28
Sep

Shirley Heimer

Shirley A. (Hobbs) Heimer, age 85, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus September 21, 2021 at her home in Waukon. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.

Shirley was born November 11, 1935 in Rose Creek, MN, the daughter of Mary and Delbert Hobbs. She attended Pacelli High School in Austin, MN, where she met Robert F. Heimer. They wed June 5, 1954. Through this union, she was blessed to have seven children: Cheryl (Steve) Kiesau of Champaign, IL, Scott Heimer of Gillette, WY, Lynette Corkery of Muscatine, Susan (Dean) Burroughs of Waukon, Mary (Joel) Anderson of Waukon, the late Martin (Dawn) Heimer of La Crescent, MN and Catherine (Jim) Gelo of Postville.

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