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
15
Jun

Randy Tysland

Randy Wayne Tysland, 60, died quietly in his home in Del City, OK May 29, 2016. A private family memorial will be held at a later date.

Randy was born September 21, 1955 in Waukon, the son of Joseph and Clarice Tysland of Waukon. Randy was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Waukon. He graduated from Waukon High School with the Class of 1973.

Survivors include two brothers and one sister: Lonnie (Charlotte) Tysland of Waukon, Regi (Denise) Tysland of Decorah, and Janell (Frederick) Stewart of Onalaska, WI. He is also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Clarice Tysland of Waukon; and his grandparents, Frank Wayne and Melva Todd of Waukon, and Joseph and Vilda Tysland of Waterville.
 

Fri
10
Jun

Viola Moen

Viola E. Moen, 91, of Waukon died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at her home. Funeral services were held Monday, June 13 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.

Viola Emma Moen was born December 15, 1924 on her parents’ farm in rural Frankville; she was the daughter of William and Martha (Grotegut) Snitker. She was baptized at home due to her mother’s illness; Viola was later confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Since her mother died in February 1925, and Viola was a tiny baby, she was raised the first year by her father’s sister, Mrs. Fred Krumme.

Fri
10
Jun

Earl Iverson

Earl H. Iverson, 95, of rural Waterville died Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at his daughter’s home in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 11 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Earl Howard Iverson was born August 5, 1920 on the rural Waterville farm of his parents, N. Herman and Josephine (Nelson) Iverson. He was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, where he was a life-long member and later served as Deacon. He attended the Waterville School and after finishing his education started farming by renting some ground from neighbors. For a couple of seasons he worked the grain harvest in the Dakotas to earn some extra start-up money and eventually he was able to buy a small farm in Paint Creek Township.

Thu
09
Jun

Leonard Wiegrefe

Leonard W. Wiegrefe, 95, of Eitzen, MN passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Caledonia Care and Rehab in Caledonia, MN. Memorial services were held Saturday, June 11 at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Eitzen, MN, with Pastor Michael McCann officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Leonard was born February 24, 1921 in Winnebago Township, MN to Herman and Ella (Beneke) Wiegrefe. August 8, 1944, he married Lillie Reinke at St. John’s United Church of Christ, rural New Albin and they shared 70 years of marriage together.

Leonard and Lillie farmed in Union City Township, rural New Albin, until their retirement in 1983, when they moved to Eitzen, MN. During their time in Eitzen, Leonard worked for Wiebke Fur Company for about ten years. He also worked for the City of Eitzen for ten years and also cleaned up the Eitzen Community Center after events.

Wed
08
Jun

Mary Pounds

Mary Pounds, longtime resident of Roswell, NM and most recently of Artesia, NM, passed from this earthly life May 27, 2016 at her home in Artesia, NM at age 92. Services were held Wednesday, June 1 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel, with burial following at Memory Lawn Memorial Park, all in Roswell, NM.

Mary was born June 16, 1923 to her parents, Leo Strub and Catherine Corrigan Strub, at home in Lansing Township on Gruber Ridge in Allamakee County. She was the oldest of six children: Mary, Dolores Damon of LaCrescent, WI, Theresa Grzecka of Buena Park, CA, Leeanette Whalen of Elkader, and twins James Strub and John Strub of Lansing.

Wed
08
Jun

Margaret Gretl Reiterer

Margaret Gretl Reiterer passed away May 24, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. She would have been 96 years old June 2 of this year.

Margaret was born in Fohnsdorf, Austria June 2, 1920 to Karl Reiterer and Anna Stenk Reiterer. She moved to the United States when she was 18 years old and eventually taught in St. Louis, MO for several years.  Then, she became co-owner of a Montessori School of Dayton, OH. After retiring, she moved to Clarkfield, MN, and she then moved to the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon in November of 2005.

Gretl enjoyed reading, listening to the music events, and had many friends at the nursing home who were all so kind to her, as she was to them. Friends in Waukon are Dr. Ken and Sharon Olson, who have cared for her also. Her survivors are all in Austria.
 

Wed
08
Jun

Robert Larson

Robert A. Larson, 81, of Manchester passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester. Memorial Service was held Saturday, June 4 at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester. Inurnment was at Oakland Cemetery, Manchester.

Robert was born June 3, 1934 in Waukon, the son of Theodore and Edna Larson. Bob was raised and educated in Waukon, graduating from Waukon High School.

April 25, 1958, Bob was united in marriage to Frances Ann McCauley in Waukon. Three children were born to this union. They moved to Manchester in 1970. Bob worked as an inspector for the Department of Agriculture.  After retirement he worked at Ertl’s in Dyersville.

Bob enjoyed paint by numbers and watching westerns on television. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and attending his grandkids’ activities.

Wed
08
Jun

Elsie Weymiller

Elsie E. Weymiller, 98, of New Albin passed away Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Thornton Manor Nursing Center, Lansing. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 4 at St. Peter’s Christian Community Church in New Albin, with Pastor William Reese officiating. Burial followed in St. Peter’s Memorial Cemetery, New Albin.

Elsie was born January 30, 1918 in Winnebago Township, MN to August and Alvina (Wiegrefe) Fruechte. Elsie attended grade school in Eitzen, MN and graduated from Caledonia High School. She then attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette. Elsie taught school several years at the New Albin School and then the Bee School.

June 23, 1946, she married Emil Weymiller, and he preceded her in death June 19, 1980. Together they owned and operated the D-X Gas Station in New Albin for many years.

Wed
08
Jun

Diane Foels

Diane (Snitker) Foels, 65, of Postville died Tuesday May 24, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Services were held Saturday, May 28 at Zalmona Presbyterian Church, Waukon. Burial was held at Smith Cemetery in rural Postville.

Diane, the daughter of Merlin and Jean (Kugel) Snitker, was born July 3, 1950 at the Postville hospital. She was baptized and confirmed at Zalmona Church in Waukon. She graduated from Postville High School. Diane ran the Craft Book Nook for 10 years. She then worked at Monona Wire for two years, Postville Ford for 10 years and finished her career at Tindell Shoes in Postville for five years.

Diane was united in marriage to Tennis Lee Foels June 2, 1995 at Zalmona Church in Waukon. She has two sons, Brian (Eva) Olson and Bruce (Erika) Olson. Tennis and Diane celebrated 20 years of marriage. They enjoyed Ranger rides along the creek, spending time with family and road tripping to eat at different hot spots.

Wed
08
Jun

Mary Peters

Mary Ann Peters, 76, of Lansing was welcomed into God’s heavenly home June 1, 2016 at her home in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, June 4 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing, with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Inurnment followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Mary was born January 2, 1940 to Robert and Della (McKee) Reed in Lansing. After graduating high school, she worked in Cedar Rapids at a radio station, then moved to La Crosse, WI and worked as a nanny.

In 1960, Mary became the wife of Robert Peters and fulfilled the role of mother and Marine Corps wife. During this time, she stayed busy with four children, Debi, Dale, Denise and Donna. Mary served 35-plus years as a Girl Scout leader and over 40 years as a religious education leader in New York, North Carolina and Iowa.

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