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
18
Apr

Edwin Weymiller

Edwin Lewis Weymiller, 85, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 doing what he was most passionate about, working the land. Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 15 at St. Peter’s Community Christian Church, New Albin with Rev. William Reese as the Officiant. Interment was at St. Peter’s Cemetery, New Albin with Military Honors.

Edwin was born June 26, 1931 to Robert and Helen (Krouth) Weymiller. He grew up in rural New Albin on his family farm and attended rural Morgan School. Edwin served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany.

October 5, 1957, Edwin married Sharon Ann Witt at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Crosse, WI. They resided on their farm south of New Albin for 25 years and then moved to New Albin, where he resided until his death. His family and farming were the loves of his life. He also loved to spend time fishing on the Mississippi River, gardening, and was a master of creating self-made projects.

Tue
18
Apr

Brenda Turteltaub

Brenda Sue Turteltaub left us too early Sunday, Nov 25, 2016 at Lake Almanor, CA. As per her wishes, she has been cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 22 at 2 p.m. at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon with a visitation one hour before the service. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials can be given to local animal rescues or Zalmona Presbyterian Church in Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.
 

Fri
14
Apr

Helen Dixon

Helen J. Dixon, 89, of Waukon passed away peacefully with her family at her side Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, April 17 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Hanover Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Helen Jeanette Dixon was born August 1, 1927 in Allamakee County, the daughter of George and Veronica (Schwartzhoff) Waters. She received her education in the Waukon school system. November 16, 1946, Helen married Bill Dixon at St. Mary’s Hanover Catholic Church in rural Waukon. Helen was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon.

Thu
13
Apr

Jean Pufahl

Jean M. Pufahl, 98, of Waukon died Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 15 at Rossville Presbyterian Church in Rossville with Pastor Tim Rupert officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Jean Maxine Pufahl was born April 8, 1919 in Volney, the daughter of Ernie and Sylvia (Huffman) Smith. She attended Cherry Valley, Forest Mills, Volney and Rossville elementary schools before graduating from Waukon High School in 1936.

November 25, 1936, she and Paul Wesley Pufahl were married in a ceremony at the home of Rev. Van Nice in Waukon. Jean and Paul farmed in Linton Township of Allamakee County until moving to Waukon in 1973. Jean spent a lot of time taking particular care of the yard and garden both at the farm and after moving to town.

Tue
11
Apr

Norbert Duffy

Norbert "Bud" E. Duffy, 94, of Waukon died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 17 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service.

Tue
11
Apr

Richard Hanson

A Memorial Service for Richard Hanson, age 73, of Victor, NY, formerly of Waukon, will be held Saturday, April 22 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon. Family and friends may call from 10-11 a.m. and the service will follow immediately at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the church after the service. Interment will be private.

Richard Hanson passed away November 3, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.
 

Tue
11
Apr

Janice Karen (Piper) DeGowin

Janice Karen (Piper) DeGowin, age 80, died in her sleep March 13, 2017. She was in Hospice Care at Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City after coping with cancer for a year.

Please join her husband, Richard; her son, Bill, and his wife, Carrie; her grandchildren, Thomas and Emily; and Karen’s  brother, Mark, and his wife, Cheryl, in services celebrating Karen’s life at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29 in the Spring Street Community Room of Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City.

Karen Piper was born to Mark M. Piper, MD and Janice Marie (Nichols) Piper in Rochester, IN October 12, 1936 during the Great Depression. Her parents divorced when she was four years old, and Karen lived with her Grandmother Nichols in Clear Lake for two years. Then Karen’s mother placed her in foster care from age six to 10, with good friends, Charles and Helen Price of Mason City, who loved her like a daughter.

Mon
10
Apr

Joyce Haas

Joyce A. Haas, 68, of Waukon died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Lycurgus Cemetery, rural Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 7 p.m. scripture service.

Joyce Ann Haas was born October 25, 1948 in Storm Lake, the daughter of Francis Charles and Marjorie Ann (Stoulil) Schott. She attended school in Cylinder until the fifth grade when she and her family moved to Waukon. In 1967, Joyce graduated from St. Patrick Catholic High School in Waukon.

December 27, 1969, she married Douglas Haas at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Waukon. From her home, Joyce ran a daycare and looked after hundreds of kids over the years. She considered the daycare kids her extended family and loved her job.

Sun
09
Apr

Erin Rud

Erin Marie Rud, age 19, of New Albin passed away at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI with her family surrounding her. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Caledonia, MN. Rev. Steven E. Meyer and Pastor Paul Burgess will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John’s UCC, Wheatland Church Cemetery, rural New Albin.

A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at the New Albin Community Center. No visitation will be held prior to the funeral service Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Erin was born January 14, 1998 in La Crosse, WI. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Caledonia, MN and confirmed at St. John's UCC Wheatland, rural New Albin.

She was a graduate of Kee High School in Lansing, Class of 2016. Erin was currently a nursing student at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. She loved her job at the Thornton Manor nursing home in Lansing.

Fri
07
Apr

Bernice Schafer

Bernice M. Schafer, 93, of Waukon died Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial was at Lansing Ridge Cemetery, rural Lansing.

Bernice Mae Schafer was born February 29, 1924 in Lansing Township, rural Lansing, the daughter of Fremont William and Clara Agnes (Lenz) Bauman. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1941 and attended Waukon Junior College.

December 24, 1942, she married Claude Schafer at the Presbyterian parsonage in Lansing. They farmed together in Center Township where they had 200 acres and raised crops, dairy cows, hogs and CAPONS. Bernice also raised and sold AKC registered collies.

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