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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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.

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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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22
Mar

Gladys Troendle

Gladys Troendle, 96, of Lansing passed away March 16, 2016. Services pending.
 

Tue
22
Mar

Delores Rober

Delores Marie Rober, 74, of rural Dorchester passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Mayo Clinic Health System in LaCrosse, WI. Memorial services will be held at noon Wednesday, March 23 at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Eitzen, MN. Pastor Michael McCann will officiate. Burial will follow for Delores and her husband, Ronald Rober, in the church cemetery. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the church.
Delores was born July 15, 1941 to Ervin A. and Evelyn (Kleppe) Johnson at their home in rural Ossian. Delores was baptized and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in rural Ossian. She attended country school at Dover No 8. Delores graduated from North Fayette High School, West Union in 1959. After graduation, she worked in the office at the Fayette Co. Union Newspaper.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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