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
24
Jan

Bernadette Unterberger

Bernadette “Sissie” Rose Unterberger, 93, of The Meadows-Shell Rock, formerly of Waterville, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 21 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly, with Fr. Bernie Grady and Fr. Lou Jaeger officiating. Burial of cremated remains will take place October 19, 2017, at St. Mary Cemetery in New Hampton.

Bernadette was born at home February 10, 1923 in New Hampton, the daughter of John and Rose (Tekippe) Eschweiler. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School for eight years and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1940. During World War II she was employed at Chamberlains in Waterloo. She then worked at First National Bank in New Hampton, which she loved.

Tue
24
Jan

James Thomson

James Edward Thomson was born July 5, 1926 in Waukon to Edward Thomson and Emma Sorlie Thomson, and died January 17, 2017 at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. A private graveside service will be held at a future date at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.

June 10, 1951, James was united in marriage with Virginia Lee Peck at Garner. They had three children, John Thomson, Jeanne James and Janice Thomson, and two grandchildren, Andrew James and Clementine Gilbert. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Thomson, in 2015.

James was educated in the Waukon public schools, graduating from Waukon High School in the class of 1943. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls in 1949; attended graduate school at the University of Colorado and University of Iowa; and received a J.D. degree from the University of Iowa Law School in 1956.

Tue
24
Jan

Helen Evanson

Helen Delores Evanson, 91, of Waukon died Friday afternoon, January 20, 2017 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 27 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon and one hour before services Saturday at the church.

Helen Delores Aure Evanson was born May 11, 1925 in Waukon to Haftor and Emelia (Engen) Aure. Helen was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek in rural Waterville. She was raised on the family farm and attended the Fan School in rural Waukon.

Tue
24
Jan

Barbara Homewood

Barbara A. Homewood, 58, of Waukon died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser  officiating. Friends may call one hour before the services Saturday at the church.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.
 

Fri
20
Jan

Lloyd Schutte

Lloyd Helmuth Schutte, 86, of Castalia died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society, Waukon. Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 21 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the Officiant. Burial was at Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Lloyd was born July 11, 1930 to Elmer C. and Marie (Backhaus) Schutte on the family farm near Castalia. He was baptized August 23, 1930 and confirmed April 2, 1944 at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia. Lloyd graduated from Postville High School in 1948.

Fri
20
Jan

Stanley Schulte

Stanley “Stan” Norbert Schulte, 57, of McGregor, formerly of New Albin, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at his home in McGregor. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin with Reverend John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in New Albin.

Stanley was born August 20, 1959 to Norbert and Rita (Kelly) Schulte in Spring Grove, MN. He graduated from Kee High School in 1977. Stan always enjoyed a good game of cards and playing bingo. He really enjoyed the many family trips to the cabin resorts in northern Minnesota, especially the long pontoon rides on the lakes.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Fri
20
Jan

Catherine Thayer

Catherine Ann Thayer, 76, of Dallas Center, formerly of West Des Moines, passed away surrounded by her family Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services were held Monday, January 23 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee. Burial followed at Beaver Catholic Cemetery near Granger.

Catherine was born January 11, 1941 in Waukon to Walton and Mary (Baxter) Mellick. After graduating from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, she attended and graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids in 1962. Catherine started her career in nursing at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Thu
19
Jan

Robert "Bob" Axmear

Robert J. Axmear, 65, of Waukon died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his home. A visitation was held Saturday, January 21 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Robert James Axmear was born February 23, 1951 in Sigourney, the son of Kenneth and Joan (Herdliska) Axmear. He graduated from high school in Keswick and married Kathy Harris. The couple lived in North English and had one daughter, Nickie; they divorced after three years.

Bob moved to Iowa City and worked for Ron’s Welding and was also a heavy equipment operator for Pella Road Construction and Shamrock’s Construction. June 5, 1976, he married Mary L. Welch in Iowa City; they had one daughter, Kristina.

In 1980, Bob had an accident, breaking his neck and forcing him to retire early. He always had a passion to renovate a Victorian house and finally realized his dream when his uncle-in-law found him a house in Waukon. Bob and Mary moved into the house in Waukon in 1991, and he fixed it up beautifully.

Wed
18
Jan

Alice Quint

Alice Irene Quint, 90, of Marshalltown, formerly of Harpers Ferry and Aurora, died peacefully Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 21 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Winthrop, with Father David Beckman officiating. Interment was in Paint Rock Cemetery near Harpers Ferry.

Alice Irene Quint was born April 27, 1926 in rural Cedar Falls, the daughter of Clarence and Esther Stimson Popp. She attended school in Masonville and graduated from Lamont High School.

Alice was united in marriage to Nick Quint April 19, 1945 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Winthrop. To this union were born four children: Nick, Judy, Steve and Dan.

Tue
17
Jan

Stanley Larson

Stanley (Stan) Norman Larson, 68, of Lansing was taken by the Lord January 6, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. Funeral Services were held Friday, January 13 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. Rev. Steve Oden was the Officiant.

The following is written with a sister's perspective:

Stan was born July 23, 1948 at St Francis Hospital in La Crosse, WI to Norman Stanley Larson and Doris (Cordes) Larson. I think Stan was born with a fishing pole in one hand and a bow in the other. He spent his childhood playing cowboys and Indians. He (along with his sisters, Lois and June, and two brothers, Dan and David) would take the cane poles, cross the highway and fish the banks of Lake Onalaska. It was 1960 (I believe) our mother moved the family to Iowa, where Stan took advantage of the woods and the Mississippi River.

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