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
07
Feb

Dorothy Broszeit

Dorothy M. Broszeit, 85, of Frankville died Monday, January 30, 2017 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 2 at Frankville Presbyterian Church in Frankville. Burial was at Frankville Cemetery.

Dorothy Marie Broszeit was born March 22, 1931 in Luana, the daughter of Ralph and Eula (Roffman) Nagel. She was raised in the Rossville area and attended the Little Red Schoolhouse and the old school house on old Highway 51; she also attended Rossville Grade School and Waukon High School.

August 14, 1948, she married Fredrick W. Broszeit at St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Waukon. The couple farmed near Frankville and in the late 1960s moved into Frankville, where they have resided ever since. Besides being a farmwife and mother, Dorothy also worked for Livingood’s Supper Club in Frankville.

Tue
07
Feb

Owen Myhre

Owen Parnell Myhre was born April 18, 1930 and he continued to love life until he died February 4, 2017. Visitation will be at Roble Funeral Home in Spring Grove, MN from 4-7 p.m. Friday, February 10. Funeral will be at Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church, rural Dorchester at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 11.

His parents,  Rudolph and Petra (Auna) Myhre, and an older brother, Alf Myron Myhre, welcomed him to their family home and farm in Allamakee County. Later, his sister, Audrey Myhre (Klankowski), joined the family.  Owen lived on the family farm for 73 of his 86 years.

June 5, 1949, Owen married his beloved Mildred Powell at Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church, where Owen was also confirmed and a very active member for his entire adult life. Owen and Mildred were married for over 67 years and had three children.

Mon
06
Feb

Keith Fahey

Keith W. Fahey, 82, of Waukon died Friday, February 3, 2017 at his home surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg and Fr. Donald Hawes officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, February 7 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service.

Keith was born July 22, 1934 to Joseph and Mary (Howes) Fahey at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. He attended P. Ridge country school through fifth grade before graduating from St. Patrick High School in 1952. He became a Private First Class in the U.S. Army after completing Army training at Camp Carson, CO.

Fri
03
Feb

Alice Huffman

Alice R.  Huffman, 94, of Waukon died Monday, January 30, 2017 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 7 at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Tim Rupert officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Alice Ruth Huffman was born March 14, 1922 in Waukon at the Lizzie Sherman Home, the daughter of Paul Theodore and Lydia Esther (Flage) Helming. She was baptized and confirmed at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon and attended Ludlow #2 and #5 country schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1941. Alice worked for several area families and at the S&D Cafe.

October 18, 1946, she married William "Bill" Huffman in La Kota. Alice did housekeeping duties and cooking at the Allamakee County Courthouse Jail during the time Bill was Sheriff from 1949 to 1960.

Fri
03
Feb

Ruth Nolting

Ruth A. Nolting of Waukon passed away peacefully just short of her 99th birthday at 5:25 p.m. Monday afternoon, January 30, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, February 4 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. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Iowa Special Olympics or Camp Courageous.

Ruth Althea Nolting was born on a farm near Baxter March 2, 1918 to Benjamin and Elizabeth Sophie (Stock) Hansmeier; they moved to the Waukon area when she was about seven years old. Ruth was christened May 26, 1918 in Baxter and confirmed at Zion Reformed Church (now Zion United Church of Christ) in Waukon March 20, 1932.

Tue
31
Jan

David Thorstenson

David Thorstenson, 65, of Cedar Rapids passed away Friday, January 20, 2017. A gathering of family and friends was held Tuesday, January 24 at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, located in Cedar Rapids.

Survivors include his wife of over 40 years, Linda; his children, Andrea (Derek) Waite and Damian (Amanda) Thorstenson; his grandchildren, Ryken and Larkyn Waite and Danielle Thorstenson and Colton Engel; his brothers, Wayne and Dean Thorstenson; his sisters, Eunice Kolsrud and Karla Honn; and many family members.

Tue
31
Jan

Arden Hanson

Arden I. Hanson, 88, of Waukon died Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Clarksville Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center in Clarksville. Memorial services will be held Thursday, February 2 at 11 a.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial with military honors will take place in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday, February 2 at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.

Arden Irvin Hanson was born May 21, 1928 in rural Waukon, the son of Almer and Ida (Larson) Hanson. He was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church and attended country schools and Waukon High School. Arden served in the United States Army from 1951-1953 during the Korean War.

Tue
31
Jan

Shirley Brainard

Shirley Ann Brainard, 87, of Postville died Monday, January 23, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society, Postville. Funeral Services were held Friday, January 27 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the Officiant. Burial will be at a later date.

Shirley Ann was born April 28, 1929 to Nanfred Johannes and Sylvia Jeanette (Forde) Sand. She attended Ossian Schools and graduated in 1947. After graduation Shirley took summer classes at Luther College. She was a substitute teacher at a country school the fall of 1947 and worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon from 1971 until her retirement in 1994.

Tue
31
Jan

Robert Kelleher

Robert "Bob" Rueben Kelleher, 79, of Denver died Wednesday, January 4, 2017. A memorial service with burial will be held in Lansing this spring.

Bob was born September 12, 1937 in Lansing, the son of Rueben and Catherine Strub Kelleher. He married Mary Murphy September 12, 1959 in Lansing. She died in 1988.
Bob served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed in the commercial insulation business for many years and retired as an over-the-road truck driver.

Bob is survived by a daughter, Kathryn (Gene) Peters of Tripoli; a son, Thomas (Christopher) Rollins of Milwaukie, OR; a grandson, Benjamin (Erin) Peters; three great-grandsons, Evan, Nolan and Jacob Peters, all of Tripoli; a twin sister, Patricia (Richard) Delaney of Chatfield, MN; and a special friend, Ruth Trammel of Denver. He was preceded in death by a son, Jimmy; his wife, Mary; his parents; a brother, Donald; and a sister, Ruthann.
 

Mon
30
Jan

Charles Deering

Charles I. Deering, 80, of Postville died Friday, January 27, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society in Postville. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 3 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with the Rev. Lynn J. Noel as the Officiant. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, February 2 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville and an hour before services at the church Friday.

Charles was born May 16, 1936 to Irving Charles and Leeone (Zieman) Deering on the home farm in rural Postville, where he resided for 65 years. He was baptized July 19, 1936 by Rev. R.B. Garten and confirmed April 2, 1950 by Rev. Frederick R. Ludwig.

Charles graduated from Postville High School in 1954, attended Iowa State University and then returned to the family farm. June 16, 1957 he was united in marriage to Carol Meyer at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church by Rev. Charles E. Witt. To this union six children were born.

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