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.

Sat
02
Apr

Anita Goebel

Anita A. Goebel, 92, of La Crosse, WI died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at the Bethany St. Joseph Care Center in La Crosse, WI. A Prayer Service for family and friends was held Tuesday, April 5 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Anita was born May 19, 1923 in Waukon to Albert and Anna Marie (Hermanson) Goebel. She had worked at the Tosa Club in La Crosse, WI for many years. She was a gifted poet and enjoyed stitching and creating her own fiber artistry. Anita was very intelligent with a great sense of humor and positive attitude. She is survived by several cousins and a special friend, Patricia Mattie.
Schumacher-Kish Funeral & Cremation Services of La Crosse, WI assisted the family. Online guestbook is available at www.schumacher-kish.com.

Wed
30
Mar

Donald Sires

A Celebration of Life for Donald H. Sires has been scheduled for Saturday, April 9 at the New Albin Community Center in New Albin. An informal program will begin at 1 p.m. with light lunch served at 2 p.m., and sharing may continue until 4 p.m.
A native of New Albin, Sunday, January 24, 2016, Don accepted God’s invitation to come home.

Wed
30
Mar

Phyllis (Hull) Wilson

Phyllis J. (Hull) Wilson, 81, of Brookfield, WI passed away March 18, 2016. Private family services were held.
She was the loving mother of Deb (Mike) Hanley and Tom Wilson, and beloved grandmother of Aimee and Steven. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, David, and her parents, Louis and Helen Hull, former owners of the newspaper in Waukon, where Phyllis grew up.

Wed
30
Mar

Beth Otting

Beth Ann Otting, age 51, formerly of Albuquerque, NM and Waukon, died Friday, January 29, 2016 in Fishtown, Liberia, Africa. A memorial mass and dinner will be held in her honor Saturday, April 2 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Waukon. The rosary will be said at 9:30 a.m. and mass will take place at 11 a.m., with the dinner and her funeral video to follow in the church basement.
A memorial fund has been established at Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank, 201 W. Main Street, Waukon, IA 52172. Donations in Beth's memory will be given to St. Patrick's School music department and the Waukon swimming pool.

Wed
30
Mar

Kathleen Martin

Kathleen Frances Martin, age 76, of Marion lost her battle with Alzheimer’s disease surrounded by the love of her family March 25, 2016. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 31 at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories, located at 4200 First Avenue NE in Cedar Rapids.
Kathleen was born in Prairie du Chien, WI August 10, 1939 to Joseph and Leona Wachter. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1957, and she worked at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids before retiring after 28 years of service. In those years, she developed loving and lasting relationships with all of her dear friends.

Wed
30
Mar

Loretta Balekos

Loretta Marie Balekos, 82, of Monona died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Strawberry Point Lutheran Home in Strawberry Point. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 29 at Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Monona, with Rev. Dennis Hopes as the Officiant. Burial followed at Monona Cemetery, Monona. Loretta was born December 20, 1933 to Carl and Selina (Leiran) Busness. She graduated from Luana High School. Loretta worked at HJ Smithy in Washington, D.C. and at Union State Bank in Monona and Luana Savings Bank in Luana, and she also served as the City Clerk in Monona. Loretta was united in marriage with George Balekos June 19, 1952 in Waterville. Four Children were born to this union, Terri, Todd, Jill and Kristy. Loretta enjoyed teaching and making ceramics, and most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren; traveling to their out-of-state homes, as well as spending many summers at the cabin in Harpers Ferry on the Mississippi River.

Sun
27
Mar

Oliver Emerson

Oliver “Ollie” J. Emerson, 96, of Waukon died Friday, March 25, 2016 at his home in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 30 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Fri
25
Mar

Joan Dahlstrom

Joan M. Dahlstrom, 64, of Waukon died Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services were held Tuesday, March 29 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Rev. Msgr. Cletus Hawes, Fr. Donald Hawes and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Joan Marie Dahlstrom was born February 21, 1952 in Waukon, the daughter of Ralph and Wanda (Neverman) Anderson. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church and graduated from St. Patrick Catholic High School in 1970, both in Waukon. Joan worked at the Good Samaritan Center as a nurse's aide.

Tue
22
Mar

Troy Thompson

Troy D. Thompson, 46, of Waukon died Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 24 at 10:30 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Memorials can be made to Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, Veterans Memorial Hospital, or to the University of Iowa Dance Marathon.
Troy Donald Thompson was born April 2, 1969 in Des Moines, the son of Robert and Linda (Klocke) Thompson. Troy was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church in West Union and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. When he was three years old, his family moved to Waukon, where Troy attended school.

Tue
22
Mar

Helen Plein

Helen L. Plein, 80, of Waukon died Monday, March 21, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 23 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Rev. Msgr. Cletus Hawes, Fr. Donald Hawes and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.
Helen Louise Plein was born February 18, 1936 in Nashua, the daughter of Bae and Louise (Bemer) Van Note. She grew up in the Winthrop area and graduated from Lamont High School in 1954. Helen graduated from St. Luke's School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids in 1956.

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