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
11
Oct

Ruby Pohlman

Ruby G. Pohlman, 92, of Caledonia, MN passed away Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Caledonia Care and Rehab. Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, October 15 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Caledonia, MN. Rev. Steven E. Meyer will officiate. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service Saturday at the church.

Ruby was born October 4, 1924 in Houston County, MN to Roy L. and Lora (Haar) Meiners. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Eitzen, MN. She graduated from Caledonia High School and attended Waukon Junior College in Waukon. Ruby taught rural schools in Iowa and Minnesota.

Tue
11
Oct

James Moe

James G. Moe, 82, of Waukon died Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 17 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn Groe officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Friends may call Sunday, October 16 from 3-6 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Winneshiek Medical Center Hospice, the radio ministry of St. Peter’s Christian Community Church of New Albin or the radio ministry of St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon.

James George Moe, son of Julian Melvin Moe and Gladys Ilene (Gilbertson) Moe, was born November 18, 1933 on his grandparents’ farm in Center Township in Allamakee County. He was baptized at West Synod Lutheran Church and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, where he later served as a trustee, deacon and on the church's Building Committee.

Tue
11
Oct

Helen Gettman

Helen Adel Gettman, 76, of Luana died Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Gundersen Health in La Crosse, WI. Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, October 16 at the Waukon Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses. Speaker Tom Hollmann will officiate at the service.

Helen was born August 5, 1940 at Monona. She was the daughter of Hermie and Effie (Fish) Sherbonda. Helen graduated from Monona High School with the Class of 1958.
September 13, 1958, Helen was united in marriage to Floyd Gettman in Monona. Helen worked as a CNA for Clayton County Home Health Care and Finley Hospital in Dubuque.

She is survived by her husband, Floyd, of Luana; and two sisters, Mary Clarke of Mocksville, NC and Ruth Allen of Huntsville, NC. She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Donald Sherbonda.

The Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona is assisting the family with arrangements.
 

Mon
10
Oct

Gordon Marti

Gordon J. Marti, 84, of Waukon died Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 12 at 11 a.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 11 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Gordon Jacob Marti was born January 23, 1932 in Waukon to Philip and Inga (Sorum) Marti. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church in Waukon and attended Makee and Jefferson country schools. From 1955-57, Gordon served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany.

Mon
10
Oct

Kristine Sweeney

Kristine A. Sweeney, 62, of Waukon died Friday, October 7, 2016 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Memorial services will be held Thursday, October 13 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser  officiating. Burial of cremains will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 12 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Kristine Ann Sweeney was born December 3, 1953 in Waukon, the daughter of Robert L. and Maureen (Smith) Stock. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Kris graduated from Waukon High School in 1972 and attended NICC in Calmar for cosmetology.

Sun
09
Oct

Dorothy Gress

Dorothy A. Gress, 79, of Waukon died Friday, October 7, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Dorothy Ann Gress was born May 29, 1937 in rural Waukon, the daughter of Oscar and Selma (Wilke) Johnson. She attended rural country schools in Allamakee County. March 6, 1971, she married Gary Gress at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. Dorothy did daycare for several years and worked at Northern Engraving for 41 years before retiring in 2009.

Fri
07
Oct

James Walsh

James M. Walsh, 83, of Waukon died Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, October 10 at First Baptist Church in Waukon, with Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

James Michael Walsh was born January 24, 1933 in rural Harpers Ferry, the son of Stephen and Marjorie (Molitor) Walsh. He attended Figgie country school in Linton Township, rural Monona. From 1952-1955 he served in the National Guard Company D 133rd Infantry as a sergeant grade E-5.

July 15, 1950, he married Beverly Joan Schlitter at St. John's Lutheran parsonage in Monona. Jim did carpentry work for Bob Stilwell, farmed from 1957-1968 in the Ion area and worked at Waukon Implement before he went to work for Allamakee County as the maintenance superintendent until he retired in 1998.

Wed
05
Oct

Richard Fossum

Richard Duane Fossum, age 77, of Dubuque passed away September 23, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. Gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 7 at Westkey Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory in Dubuque, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m.

Richard was born February 20, 1939 in Waukon, the son of Harold and Amy (Olson) Fossum. He graduated from Waukon High School, and he married Carol Ann Wachter June 27, 1959.
Richard worked for Dubuque Packing Company, Farmland and FDL. He was a member of the Bellevue Horseman's Club and enjoyed farming and horses.

Wed
28
Sep

David Reisner

David Gregory Reisner, age 63, of White Bear Lake, MN, formerly of Waukon, died September 18, 2016. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, September 22 at Church of St. Pius X, White Bear Lake, MN. Interment will be at a later date in the Waukon area.

David worked for 31 years with the U.S. Post Office. He was a devoted Christian who loved to hunt, fish, travel and golf.

David was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Reisner. He is survived by his wife, Deanna Marie (Patwell); his mother, Margaret A. Reisner; a sister, Susan L. (Steve) Armbrecht; a brother, Michael R. (Lisa) Reisner; two nieces, Claira and Johnna; a nephew, Elijah; and a great-niece, Isla Langsley.
 

Wed
28
Sep

Rev. Laura Odegard

With her children by her side, Reverend Laura Odegard, age 88, of Waukon went to her eternal rest Thursday, September 22, 2016. Funeral services were held Monday, September 26 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Waukon with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Reverend Laura Lee (Whittenberg) Odegard was born April 11, 1928. She was a proud third generation California native raised in Oakland by her grandparents. Laura was independent of thought and deed and a gifted writer. She graduated from Castlemont High School in Oakland, CA with the dream of pursuing a career in journalism.

As a faithful Christian, she attended Trinity Baptist Church in Oakland, CA. There she met Lawrence Raymond Odegard, her future husband. They were united in marriage April 25, 1947 in that very same church where Larry later accepted the position of pastor. The couple would go on to raise six children.

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