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.

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22
Mar

Edna Wiethorn

Edna Mae Wiethorn, 83, of Monona died Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Garden View Senior Community in Monona. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 22 at Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Monona, with Rev. Dennis Hopes as the Officiant. Burial followed at Monona Cemetery in Monona.
Edna Mae was born January 19, 1933 to Milburn and Grace (Jacobia) Moose in Postville. She was baptized Presbyterian, at an early age. She joined the Methodist Church in Monona in 1950. Ednah attended Fairview No. 5 country school on Irish Ridge in Allamakee County. In 1946, she graduated from the eighth grade in Waukon and from Monona High School in 1950.

Tue
22
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.

 

Tue
22
Mar

Signe Noth

Signe Lea (Schroeder) Noth, age 69, of Wheaton, IL died peacefully at home March 15, 2016 with family members at her side. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 2 at 11:30 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, Waterville, where Signe’s final resting place will be with her husband, John, and near her parents, grandparents and many other family members.
Signe was an inspired and gifted educator who spent her entire career instilling a love of learning in both her junior high students and her fellow teachers. She was also a gracious and welcoming host, entertaining family and friends in the beautiful home that she loved.
The greatest joy of her life during the past 19 months was her delightful grandson, John Patrick, who introduced her to the incomparable role of “nana” and brought her endless joy throughout her illness.

Tue
22
Mar

Karen Sweet

"Gentle woman, quiet light, morning star, so strong and bright, gentle Mother, peaceful dove, teach us wisdom; teach us love."
Karen Anne Sweet (nee Gallagher), age 75, of Apple Valley, MN passed away suddenly March 7, 2016. Services were held at Incarnation Catholic Church in Minneapolis, MN with interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
Karen was born in Waukon May 20, 1940 to Maurice and Estella Dahlen Gallagher of Hanover. The youngest of nine, Karen was the only one of her siblings born in a hospital. Upon graduation from Waukon St. Patrick's High School in 1958, Karen became a novice with the Presentation Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary (PBVM). After taking her final vows, she became known as Sr. Judith Gallagher.

Wed
16
Mar

Robyn Meredith

Robyn Joy Collins Meredith, 55, of Caledonia, MN died Saturday, March 12, 2016 following injuries suffered in an auto accident near Ft. Atkinson. Memorial services were held Monday, March 21 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial of ashes was in the church cemetery.
Robyn Joy Collins Meredith was born March 22, 1960 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. She was the daughter of Carlton Horace and Sonya Karleen (Liddle) Christianson. She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lansing.

Wed
16
Mar

Nick Manning

Nicholas "Nick" John Manning, age 25, of Mabel, MN died unexpectedly Sunday, March 13, 2016 at his home. Funeral Mass was held Saturday, March 19 at the Mabel-Canton High School in Mabel, MN, with Father Joe Hennen and Msgr. Donald P. Schmitz co-officiating.  Burial was in the Mabel Public Cemetery in Mabel, MN.
Nick was born February 11, 1991 in La Crosse, WI to Kevin and Joan (Sweeney) Manning. He was baptized at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel, MN and confirmed at Assumption Catholic Church in Canton, MN. In 2009, he graduated from Mabel-Canton High School and in 2010 graduated from the Carpentry Program at Minnesota State College Southeast Technical. He worked with his parents at Village Farm and Home in Mabel, MN.

Tue
15
Mar

Charles "Bob" Hinrichs

CDR. (Ret.) Charles Robert "Bob" Hinrichs, age 90, formerly of Waukon, passed away in Jacksonville, FL January 20, 2016. A celebration of life for Bob and his wife, Chris, will be held Friday, March 18 at Ashland Place United Methodist Church at 10 a.m. in Mobile, AL. Interment of cremains will take place at the Alabama State Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Fort, AL at 2:30 p.m.
Bob was born in 1925 in French Creek Township, Allamakee County, Iowa to Carl John and Anna Marie Wild Hinrichs. He was educated in local schools and graduated from Waukon High School. He was married to Christine I. "Chris" McArthur of Darien, GA for 61 years. Chris passed away in Mobile, AL January 9, 2012.

Tue
15
Mar

Jeff Fern

Jeff M. Fern, 63, of rural Waukon was a loving, caring and compassionate son, brother and uncle. He unexpectedly passed away March 7, 2016 at his hunting cabin. Visitation for friends and family is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 18 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. A Memorial service to honor Jeff will follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating at the funeral home.
Jeff was an accomplished archer and active sportsman in many outdoors activities. Jeff was intensely passionate about nature, and his love for the outdoors was evident through activities he participated in throughout his life. At his cabin, he enjoyed his bird dogs and capturing impressive white-tailed deer on video and in still photography.

Tue
15
Mar

John Manning

John Manning passed away Saturday, March 5, 2016 in Lansing. Visitation will be at Maresh-Meredith Funeral Home, located at 803 Main Street in Racine, WI, Friday, March 18 from 5-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 19 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Richard’s Catholic Church, located at 1503 Grand Avenue in Racine, WI, with Reverend Ron Gramza officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Calvary Cemetery in Racine, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to be directed to the Lansing Fire Department and Ambulance Service, Lansing, IA 52151.
John was the son of Cyril Manning and Viola (Augedahl) Manning-Strub. He was born December 3, 1953 in Waukon and attended Immaculate Conception Grade School and St. George High School (Class of 1972) in Lansing and Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, WI. He lived in Racine, WI from 1974-2005.

Tue
15
Mar

Richard Hager

Richard A. Hager, 64, of Elkader, formerly of Waukon, died Thursday, March 10, 2016 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 17 from 4-7 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
Richard Arthur Hager was born November 15, 1951 in Waukon, the son of Arthur Fredrick and Leona Marie (Glaser) Hager. He was baptized at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in rural Postville and confirmed at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1970. June 30, 2001 he married Aileen Mary Tackitt in a ceremony in rural Harpers Ferry.

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