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.

Wed
10
Aug

Nicholas Curran

Nicholas James Curran, age 39, of San Diego, CA died peacefully surrounded by family May 7, 2016 at the Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Diego, CA. A celebration of life will be held Friday, August 26 at the Community Center in Lansing from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Wexford Saturday, August 27 at 11 a.m. with burial in the church cemetery and dinner to follow in the parish hall.
 

Wed
10
Aug

Hazel Flynn

Hazel Ann Flynn, 74, of Lansing died Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. There will be a private family service at a later date. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Hazel was born October 23, 1941 to Otto John and Verna (Cole) Schobert in Iowa City. She graduated from St. George High School in 1959.

Hazel was united in marriage with James Lyle Flynn November 9, 1963 in Waukon. Three children were born to this union, Mike, Deb and Jason. Hazel worked at the Button Factory in Lansing for over 40 years. She enjoyed watching country westerns and doing puzzle books.

Sun
07
Aug

Remington Whalen

Remington D. Whalen, four-month-old son of Christa Hammel and Paul Whalen of Decorah, was welcomed into the arms of the Lord and his heavenly family Thursday, August 4, 2016. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 9 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Hanover Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Remington David Whalen was born March 14, 2016 in Decorah and was baptized June 14 at St. Mary’s Hanover Catholic Church in rural Waukon. He was a precious little boy with the most beautiful eyes who was always smiling. Remington loved people, especially his siblings, and liked watching them play. He also liked being outside, going for lawn mower rides, and watching the leaves blow and rustle. Recently, Remington discovered he loved the taste of watermelon and sweet corn. He was a happy baby and was always very content amid a busy household.

Wed
03
Aug

Earl Sass

Earl Franklin Sass, age 83, of Portland, OR died July 9, 2016 at home after an almost year-long battle with cancer. A memorial celebration was held Saturday, July 23 at Lynchwood Christian Church in Portland, OR.

Earl was born June 28, 1933 in Waukon to Charles V. and Eugenia (Ralston) Sass; he was the oldest of eight children. Earl graduated from Waukon High School in 1951. He joined the U.S. Air Force and served eight and a half years; he was stationed in Japan, Presque Isle, ME and Mountain Home, ID.

June 20, 1964, he married Evelyn Holderby in Nampa, ID; they recently celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary. They moved to Portland, OR in 1967, where he worked as a truck mechanic for United Parcel Service, a position he held for 28 years. He was a member of Machinists' Union Local #1005 for 48 years.

Wed
03
Aug

Frances Busness

Frances I. Busness, 89, of Waukon died Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 8 at 10:30 a.m. at East Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, with Rev. Ronald Pederson officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, August 7 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the East Paint Creek Synod Cemetery fund.
Frances Irene Busness was born May 6, 1927 in Decorah, the daughter of Gust and Amanda (Hanson) Budahl. She was baptized at Hauge Lutheran Church in rural Decorah and confirmed at Decorah Lutheran Church. In 1945, she graduated valedictorian of her class from Decorah High School.

Sat
30
Jul

Evelyn Wild

Evelyn H. Wild, 98, of rural Lansing died Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, August 1 at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in rural New Albin, with Pastor Paul Burgess officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Evelyn Hope Wild was born February 12, 1918 in rural New Albin, the daughter of Fred and Ethel Hope (Sadler) Weymiller. She attended the rural “Sand Bank” elementary school and graduated from New Albin High School, where she drove a school bus during her time as a student.

Thu
28
Jul

Sharon Miene

Sharon I. Miene, 77, of Postville died Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville with Greg Hamm and Pastor Lynn Noel officiating. Burial was at Postville Cemetery.

Sharon Irene Miene was born November 20, 1938 in Winneshiek County, rural Decorah, the daughter of Mervin Julemen and Clara Genette (Flatland) Stegen. She was baptized at the Glenwood Lutheran Church and confirmed at the Madison Lutheran Church. Sharon attended the Bluffton #2 rural school and Decorah High School.

Tue
26
Jul

Kurt Rathbun

Kurt Rathbun, age 68, of Waterville took his final road trip July 18, 2016. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Kurt was born June 24, 1948 in Waukon, the fifth of nine children born to Lawrence and Hilma (Moe) Rathbun. Growing up he loved to sneak off to Paint Creek to fish or just play in the water. He would trap in the winters to earn spending money and loved to hunt and fish. Kurt had a keen interest in the way things worked and would take apart items to fix or just to see what made them “tick”.

He attended elementary school in Waterville and high school in Waukon, graduating in 1966. He was a member of the Waterville Lutheran Church. As he grew older he enjoyed working on cars he owned or helping friends with theirs. In 1972 he married Diane Leiran in Champagne, IL and raised two sons.

Tue
26
Jul

Allen Kubitz

Allen G. Kubitz, age 82, formerly of Iowa, died Sunday, July 17, 2016 in Sparks, NV. Arrangements for burial of his ashes in Clinton are in the process of being finalized. A full obituary will be made available once those plans have been completed. John Sparks Memorial is assisting the family with arrangements.
 

Tue
26
Jul

Larry Beisker

The end of an era happened July 22, 2016 with the death of Larry Gene Beisker of Cedar Rapids. He passed away while working in his cherished garden at the age of 73 of an apparent heart attack.

There will be a Celebration of Life at The Legacy Center at Murdoch-Linwood, located at 520 Wilson Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids, July 29 from 4-8 p.m. for visitation. The family invites friends and family to The Timeout Lounge, located at 3230 16th Avenue SW in Cedar Rapids, Saturday, July 30 from 1-3 p.m. to “take a break” for a toast to Larry. Please feel free to wear denim, as that is how we all remember him.

He now joins his beloved family, including his mother, Alice Alzina (Ewing) Beisker; his father, George William Karl Beisker, Sr.; nine siblings: Georgia Ream, Virginia Kellison, George Jr., John (Jack), Amanda Kelbl, Dean, Marvin, Roger and David; and an infant daughter, Carry Lynn.

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