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
Jun

Bernice Byrnes

Bernice Byrnes, 93, of Colorado Springs, CO, formerly of Waukon, died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Constant Care Assisted Living in Colorado Springs, CO. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 23 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call one hour before services Friday at the church.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon.

Hattie Bernice Byrnes was born August 16, 1923 in Decorah, the daughter of Anton and Ida (Hanson) Ellingson. Bernice was baptized and confirmed at Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church. She attended country school in the Decorah area and Decorah High School.

Tue
20
Jun

Thomas Duggan

Thomas Daniel Duggan, 78, of Waukon passed away Thursday, May 25, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 30 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Waukon. Father Mark Osterhaus will be officiating. A reception will follow in the church meeting room. Memorials may be made to the American Congenital Heart Association.

Thomas was born March 11, 1939 in Waukon to Harriet (Curtin) and Clare Duggan. He graduated from St. Patrick's High School in 1957 and then entered the Army. He served for four years in the Korean conflict. He then attended Loras College, Layton School of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. Following his education, he worked at Chicago Merchandise Mart designing furniture.

Tue
20
Jun

Raymond Shelton

Raymond R. Shelton, age 81, of Waukon passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 24 at the United Methodist Church in Lansing involving a visitation from 1-2:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.

Ray was born October 21, 1935 in Cedar Rapids. His parents were Raymond and Velma Shelton of Cedar Rapids. He entered the Army in 1959 until 1961, then he was in the Reserves until 1965.

Ray and the former Mona Steiber were married October 15, 1961 in Hiawatha. He retired from Deco in Decorah, then went to work seasonal at the Waukon City Park. Ray was an avid fisherman and loved his bowling.

Mon
19
Jun

Joyce Knox

Joyce A. Knox, 74, of Waukon died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 20 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Joyce Ann Knox was born December 12, 1942 in Waukon, the daughter of Melvin and Eleanor (Stock) Nolting. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School.

October 8, 1966, Joyce married Eugene Knox at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. At that time, Gene was in the military and the couple lived in North Carolina; once he was discharged, they moved to Cedar Rapids where they had a rental business until 1974, when they moved back to Waukon. They have resided in Waukon ever since. For 30 years, Joyce was the Allamakee County Deputy Treasurer; she enjoyed this job and often spoke of the many people she got to know through work.

Wed
14
Jun

H.L. "Larry" Hanson

H. L. “Larry” Hanson, 93, of Grand Island, NE died peacefully Sunday, June 11, 2017. Celebration of life memorial service was held Monday, July 19 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Grand Island, NE. Burial of ashes was in Grand Island City Cemetery with military honors provided by the U.S. Air Force and Grand Island Veterans’ Honor Guard.

Larry, the son of Almer and Ida (Larson) Hanson, was born August 12, 1923 in Waukon. He grew up on a farm in northeast Iowa, graduated from Waukon High School and attended North East Iowa Junior College. He took his first job at North American Aviation in California to help construct B24s and P51s.

Wed
07
Jun

Robert Grahlman

Robert C. Grahlman, 69, of Postville died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Postville. Memorial Services were held Thursday, June 8 at the Community Presbyterian Church in Postville with Rev. Gary Catterson as the officiant. Inurnment was held in the Postville Cemetery with military rites by the Postville American Legion Post #518.

Robert Claude, the son of Claude and Genevieve (Sires) Grahlman, was born January 8, 1948 in Waterloo. Bob graduated from Waukon High School in 1966. He served with the U.S. Navy aboard the U.S.S. Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War.

Tue
06
Jun

Judith Sorum

Judith "Judy" Ann Sorum, 72, of Atkins died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Colonial Manor of Amana. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 8 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Norway. Burial will follow in St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery near Cedar Rapids.  Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 at the church. Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids is caring for Judy and her arrangements.
 

Tue
06
Jun

Betty Pfeifer

Betty Ann (Kosbau) Pfeifer of Buffalo, MN, 88, passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Lakeside Oasis in Buffalo, MN. Funeral service was at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN Wednesday, June 7 with Pastor Ted Vanderpan officiating.

Betty was born October 18, 1928 on the family homestead in Waukon to George and Agnes (Geving) Kosbau. Betty was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Waukon and later graduated from high school in Waukon. Betty reminisced daily about growing up on the family farm and how she loved her life there.

January 14, 1967, Betty was joined in holy matrimony to Frank Pfeifer at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo by Reverend Cornell. She was an active member of Zion Lutheran by participating in God's Gardners and volunteering for the Harvest of Hands every fall.

Tue
06
Jun

Robert Halverson

Robert D. Halverson, 78, of Elkader passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the Elkader Care Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Service was held Wednesday, May 3 at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. Interment followed at East Side Cemetery in Elkader.

Robert Dorf Halverson was born August 29, 1938 in Lansing to Dorf and Viette (Thompson) Halverson. Bob graduated from Lansing High School in 1956. He then attended the University of Iowa for two years.

He was united in marriage to Sharon Walters June 24, 1961 at the Presbyterian Church in Rossville. The couple was blessed with four wonderful children.

Tue
06
Jun

James Krousie

James Allan Krousie, 66, of Harpers Ferry died peacefully under hospice care Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at his home in Harpers Ferry. A family burial is planned and a celebration of life is open to family and friends from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, June 24 at the Ethel Robinson Meehan Community Center in Harpers Ferry.

James was born May 18, 1951 to Robert and Mildred (Martens) Krousie in Waukon. He graduated from Monona High School.

James was united in marriage with Anita Sayre January 2, 2007 in Lansing. He worked as a union carpenter and was an animal lover and an avid walleye fisherman and hunter.

James is survived by his wife, Anita Krousie of Harpers Ferry; two children, Travis  (Tracey) Krousie of Walford and Nicole Krousie of Johnston; three grandchildren; and his siblings, Bob (Helen) Krousie, Terry (Linda) Krousie, Mike (Cathy) Krousie, Barb (Mike)

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