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
01
Nov

Dona Danaher

Dona Marie Danaher, age 86, passed away peacefully October 22, 2016 in Ankeny. Funeral services were held at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church, 510 East First Street in Ankeny Friday, October 28. There was also a visitation at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon Saturday, October 29 with burial following in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Waukon.

Dona was born November 23, 1929 in Waukon to Francis and Mary (Fahey) Zoll. Dona grew up in Waukon and graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1947. She was employed by the Ankeny State Bank, The Federal Reserve Bank, and for many years in Continuing Education at Des Moines Area Community College, Ankeny.

Tue
01
Nov

Donna Wiley

Donna J. Wiley, 85, of Waukon died Friday, October 28, 2016 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, October 31 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with  Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Memorials can be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness at www.nami.org.

Donna Jane Wiley was born April 8, 1931 in Grayling, MI, the daughter of Edwin and Eva (Hendrickson) Carlson. She was baptized in the Baptist Church and graduated from Grayling High School. Donna was a registered nurse and earned her BSN at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing, MI. While working there she met a young intern named Dr. Alden Frances Wiley and the two were married November 28, 1953 in Lansing, MI. Donna and Alden started their lives together in Kalkaska, MI where they spent a few years before moving to Waukon.

Tue
01
Nov

Curtis Kruger

Curtis Kruger, 89, of Waukon died Monday, October 31, 2016 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Services for Curt are pending. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

A full obituary will be printed in a future edition of The Standard.
 

Mon
31
Oct

Virgil Christianson

Virgil G. Christianson, 69, of Waukon died Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 2 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 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 1 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Virgil Gene Christianson was born October 31, 1946 at home in rural Waukon, the son of Andrew Cornelius and Hilma Cornelia (Larson) Christianson. He was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. In 1979, Virgil started attending TASC, and continued to attend until he had a stroke in 2012 when he went into Good Samaritan Center.

Thu
27
Oct

Sylvia Macauley

Sylvia I. Macauley, 81, of Waukon died Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 29 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Martin Funeral Home of Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.

Sylvia Irene Macauley was born August 6, 1935 in Honeoye Falls, NY, the daughter of Gordon and Florence (Stanley) Macaulay. She attended Honeoye Falls Central School. Sylvia met Marlend Carl Meyer while he was in New York serving in the military. She came to Waukon with him and lived with his parents until the two were married December 11, 1954. The couple was later divorced.

Tue
25
Oct

Willis Johanningmeier

Willis Werner Johanningmeier, 95, of Monona died Sunday, October 16, 2016 at Great River Care Center, McGregor. Funeral services were held Friday, October 21 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona. Burial followed at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Monona.

Willis was born July 14, 1921 to William and Johanna (Wagner) Johanningmeier in Clayton County. He attended country school through the eighth grade. Willis was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona.

Willis was united in marriage with Gertrude Hertrampf in 1940 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona. Gertrude passed away in 1956. July 4, 1959, Willis was united in marriage with Mildred Schlitter at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Mildred passed February 21, 1999. During the past 15 years, Willis shared his life with his special friend, Frances Rothmeyer.

Tue
25
Oct

John Gruber

John Gruber, 64, of La Crosse, WI died Sunday, October 16, 2016 at his home in La Crosse, WI. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, October 21 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing. Inurnment followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

John Henry Gruber was born July 24, 1952 to Erwin and Cecelia (Wagner) Gruber in La Crosse, WI. Upon his mother’s death the 25th of July, he went to live at the home of his aunt and uncle, Agatha and John P. Spinner, as one of their own.

He grew up in a little town in Iowa with the Misssissippi River only a stone’s throw from his home and the mighty bluffs of Mt. Hosmer in his backyard. John enjoyed the small town atmosphere. He loved climbing “Little Hill,” going to the local caves, hiking around Mt. Hosmer, playing ball in the bridge yard, duck hunting, pheasant hunting, having a paper route and going to the show on a dime.

Tue
25
Oct

Craig Freilinger

Craig K. Freilinger, 55, of Decorah died Sunday, October 16, 2016 at his home. Prayer services will be held Friday, October 28 at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Greg Hamm officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until the time of prayer services Friday at the funeral home.

Craig Karl Freilinger was born July 18, 1961 in Iowa City, the son of Cleo Jones. He received his GED and attended NICC in Calmar for carburation repair. Craig delivered the Prairie du Chien Shopping News, Des Moines Register, and senior meals in the Decorah and Cresco area for many years. He also did some logging and drove truck. Craig was active with the Red Cross and Big Brothers Association. He enjoyed working on small engines and electronics. Craig loved animals and took in several stray dogs and cats.

Tue
25
Oct

Evelyn Welper

Evelyn V. Welper, 81, of Waukon died Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI. Memorial services were held Monday, October 24 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating.

Evelyn Virginia Welper was born July 12, 1935 to James F. and Helen Marie (Kelly) McCormick in Harpers Ferry. She graduated from Waukon High School in Waukon. May 1, 1954, Evelyn married Donald LaVern Welper at St. Pius Catholic Church at Cherry Mound in rural Harpers Ferry. In 1955 they moved to a farm near Churchtown, where they did general farming. Don and Evelyn retired and moved to Waukon in 2003.

Tue
25
Oct

Hazel Schlitter

Hazel I. Schlitter, 95, of Waukon died Sunday, October 23, 2016 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, October 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Pius Cherry Mound Catholic Church in rural Harpers Ferry, with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, October 27 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Hazel Irene Schlitter was born June 26, 1921 in rural Waterville, the daughter of Clyde and Eva (Molitor) Young. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1939. January 28, 1942, she married Howard William Schlitter in Kahoka, MO. Hazel and Howard farmed near Monona and on Irish Ridge until settling on Hazel's family's home farm near Waterville in 1954.

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