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.

Thu
22
Jun

Isabella Swenson

Isabella Rose Swenson, 10-day-old daughter of Brian and Amanda Swenson of Waukon, died Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Heath System, Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, WI. A funeral mass was held Friday, June 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Isabella Rose Swenson surprised us all by rushing into this world June 8, 2017, four months premature. She greeted us with a tiny cry and squirming limbs and kept fighting so hard to stay. Her little arms and legs were always going, but she was calmed by the sound of Mama's voice and loved to hear Daddy sing to her. She was a fighter and tried so hard, but in the end her tiny body could not contain her mighty spirit. Isabella Rose gave us 10 amazing days of life, but she went to rest in Our Savior June 18, 2017, after a valiant effort to be.

Thu
22
Jun

Alice Feuerhelm

Alice Mae Feuerhelm, 89, of Lansing died Monday, June 19, 2017 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, June 23 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Alice Mae was born March 24, 1928 to Michael and Elizabeth (Manning) Gavin in rural Wexford. She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Lansing.

Alice was united in marriage with Burton Feuerhelm February 15, 1947 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wexford. Together with her husband, Alice worked hard on the family farm while raising their children. She enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing, canning and tending to the needs of her family. Alice was a devoted member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She loved playing cards, attending family functions and spending time with her family.

Wed
21
Jun

Carol Henkel

Carol R. Henkel, age 74, of Dorchester, formerly of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Unity Point Health-Finley Hospital in Dubuque surrounded by her loving family. To honor Carol’s life, funeral services were held Monday, June 26 at Holy Spirit Parish, Sacred Heart Church, Dubuque with Rev. Aaron R. Junge officiating. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Dubuque.

Carol was born November 4, 1942 in Dubuque, the daughter of Oliver, Sr. and Mary (Garrett) Merz. Carol grew up in Dubuque, where she earnestly worked as a cashier at Walsh’s until she eventually met and fell in love with her one true soul-mate, James H. Henkel. The cute couple was united in marriage September 10, 1962 at St. Patrick’s Church and was graciously blessed with over 56 wonderful years of marriage and four deeply adored children.

Tue
20
Jun

Ardyce Wild

Ardyce E. Wild, 75, of New Albin passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017 at Country Winds Manor in Cresco. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 22 at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Eitzen, MN. Rev. Michael McCann officiated. Burial was in St. Peter’s Memorial Cemetery, New Albin.

Ardyce was born June 3, 1942 at the Caledonia Community Hospital in Caledonia, MN to Albert and Esther R. (Pohlman) Diersen. Ardyce was baptized June 10, 1942 and confirmed in 1956. She attended St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran School and graduated from Caledonia Public High School.

November 4, 1961 she married Curtis Wild at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Caledonia, MN, and he preceded her in death October 15, 1995.

Tue
20
Jun

Robert Chesterman

Robert W. (Bob) Chesterman, 73, of Dubuque died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at home in his beloved recliner after battling a brief illness. Funeral services were held Monday, June 19 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory in Dubuque. Burial was in Harmony Cemetery, Zwingle.

Bob was born February 25, 1944 at Finley Hospital, Dubuque, the son of William R. and Harriett (Herron) Chesterman. He married Anne Byrnes October 24, 1970 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Waukon.

Bob graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1962. He then earned a degree from the accounting program at Gates College in Waterloo and a B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Dubuque.

Tue
20
Jun

Hartley "Gene" Wilder

Hartley “Gene” E. Wilder, 88, of Waukon died Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Private family graveside services will be at a later date in Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.

Hartley Eugene Wilder was born January 16, 1929 in Lansing, the son of Flavius and Julia (Miles) Wilder. He was baptized at St. John's United Methodist Church in Dorchester. He attended rural country school in the Lansing area and graduated from Waterville High School in 1946.

September 10, 1949, he married Lotus Iris Linde at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Waukon. They farmed together in the Dorchester area before retiring and moving to Waukon in 1995.

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.

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