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
14
Mar

Inge English

Inge E. English, age 90, of Waukon died early Saturday morning, March 4, 2017 on the Sabbath at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Burial of ashes will take place next to her husband, the late Donald English, in Hope, NJ.

Inge English was born June 30, 1926 in Hamberg, Germany. During the second World War, things got really dangerous in Germany for everyone. Inge's father put his wife and Inge and her sister on a boat to the United States. It was the last boat to leave Germany with passengers on it.

Inge and her husband, Donald, were lifelong members of the Methodist Church in Hope, NJ. When the church burned to the ground, the couple financed the building of a new church.

Tue
14
Mar

Anne Larson

Anne Link Larson, age 91, passed away March 7, 2017. A celebration of life is being planned for the end of April in Fairhope, AL.

Anne was born April 2, 1926. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Masters Degree in Library Science. She worked as a librarian in a Cedar Rapids High School and loved to travel internationally.

She is preceded in death by her husband, E. Gordon Larson. She is survived by three children, Sue, Link and Erik Larson; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
 

Mon
13
Mar

Margaret "Marge" Ewing

Margaret “Marge” Ann Ewing, 84, of Waukon died Friday, March 10, 2017 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at Forest Mills United Methodist Church in rural Postville with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call one hour before services Wednesday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Margaret "Marge" Ann Ewing was born January 16, 1933 in Frankville, the daughter of Hans and Ruth Ann (Meikle) Stegen. She was baptized and confirmed at Frankville Presbyterian Church and graduated from Postville High School in 1950. In her younger years she was always at the roller rink on the weekends and took part in roller skating competitions.

Mon
13
Mar

Erma Williams

Erma D. Williams, 88, of Waukon died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 14 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Erma Delores Williams was born December 16, 1928 in Waukon, the daughter of Albert and Marie (Johnson) Moen. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, graduated from Waukon High School in 1946, and attended NICC in Calmar for computer classes. Erma was an usher for the Waukon Theater.

August 20, 1950, she married Lyle Alfred Williams in Waukon. Erma worked for Northwestern Bell as a telephone operator before working at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon as a switchboard operator and then as an office manager, retiring in 1992.

Tue
07
Mar

Calvin Shindoll

Calvin James Shindoll, 92, of Waukon passed away peacefully March 4, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon to be with his “best girl”, his wife Margaret who preceded him death in 2011. Remembrance services will be held Friday, March 10 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ, Waukon with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Interment will follow in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Visitation with family in celebration of his life will be at Martin Funeral Home Thursday, March 9 from 4-8 p.m.

Tue
07
Mar

Larry Johnson

Larry “Oz” L. Johnson, 68, of Decorah died Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 9 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden and Pastor Steve Oden officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Larry “Oz” Lynn Johnson was born January 7, 1949 in Waukon, the son of Roger Charles and Norma June (Berg) Johnson. In 1968, he graduated from Waukon High School, where he was an All-Conference baseball player. Larry married Sharon Marti December 7, 1968 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon.

Tue
07
Mar

Margaret Eaton

Margaret Holmes Eaton, 97, of Urbandale passed away February 26, 2017. Services will be held Friday, March 10 at Plymouth United Church of Christ, 4126 Ingersoll Avenue in Des Moines at 1:30 p.m. Family will greet friends following the service.  A gravesite service will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon Saturday, March 11 at 1 p.m.

Margaret was a strong, determined, energetic and positive individual. Born in Waterloo to Richard and Florence (Hotchkiss) Holmes September 9, 1919, she graduated from West High School in 1937 and from Grinnell College in 1942. She then moved to Knoxville, TN to work for the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Her college sweetheart, Mayhew “Make” Eaton, had moved to Detroit, MI for his career. After a brief long distance relationship, the couple married May 3, 1943 and made their home in Detroit, Waterloo and finally back to Waukon, Make’s hometown.  Margaret’s career then became homemaker and volunteer extraordinaire.

Sun
05
Mar

Hazel Rissman

Hazel H. Rissman, 92, of Waukon died Friday, March 3, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, March 6 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial was at Lansing Ridge Cemetery, rural Lansing.

Hazel Helen Rissman was born May 11, 1924 in Ludlow Township, rural Waukon on the farm of her parents, Clarence and Alvina (Nagel) Klocke. She was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in rural Postville, attended Ludlow # 7 country school and Waukon High School. Hazel worked as a hired girl for Amanda Stock and Bernice Clark.

November 4, 1943, she married Harvey Rissman at Bethlehem Presbyterian Parsonage. They farmed together in Makee Township before moving into Waukon in 1980. She also worked for the Allamakee School District as the head baker for 13 years and at Northern Engraving. Hazel moved to Evergreen Courts assisted living in 2015.

Thu
02
Mar

Dan Otting

Daniel J. Otting, 81, of Waukon died Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 4 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Memorials can be made to St. Patrick School, Veterans Memorial Hospital or Good Samaritan Center, all in Waukon.

Daniel Joseph Otting was born August 11, 1935 at his grandmother’s house in Bernard. He was the son of John “Jack” and Melitta (Melloy) Otting. He graduated from St. Patrick’s North Garryowen. Dan was raised on a farm and after high school he ran the farm after his father was injured; it was an experience that stuck with him throughout his life. From 1958-1960, Dan served in the U.S. Army with the 2nd Missile Battalion, 71st Artillery in Taiwan.

Tue
28
Feb

Virgil Hager

Virgil W. Hager, 90, of Fort Atkinson, WI passed away peacefully February 14, 2017. There will a celebration of life Saturday, March, 4 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the family’s home, W 2049 Hanson Rd, Helenville, WI 53137. Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home of Watertown, WI is serving the family.

Virgil was blessed with one son and four daughters. He worked as a painter for many years along with many other things. Virgil had many hobbies from hunting, fishing, a love for woodworking, and a special passion for the collection of clocks and trains.

Survivors include his children: Patricia (Paul) Cheeseman, Dale (Sharon) Hager, Linda (Joel) Hill, Debbie (Ronald) Copeland and Cheryl (Paul) Rice; his step-children: Denise, Dennis and Diane; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Preceding him in death was the love of his life, Aileen; and his brothers, sisters and parents.
 

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