Obituaries

Obituaries are published in The Standard for a $40 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 15.5") will also incur an additional charge of $11/column inch for the content measuring longer than our 15.5-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.

Wed
05
Oct

Richard Fossum

Richard Duane Fossum, age 77, of Dubuque passed away September 23, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. Gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 7 at Westkey Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory in Dubuque, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m.

Richard was born February 20, 1939 in Waukon, the son of Harold and Amy (Olson) Fossum. He graduated from Waukon High School, and he married Carol Ann Wachter June 27, 1959.
Richard worked for Dubuque Packing Company, Farmland and FDL. He was a member of the Bellevue Horseman's Club and enjoyed farming and horses.

Wed
28
Sep

David Reisner

David Gregory Reisner, age 63, of White Bear Lake, MN, formerly of Waukon, died September 18, 2016. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, September 22 at Church of St. Pius X, White Bear Lake, MN. Interment will be at a later date in the Waukon area.

David worked for 31 years with the U.S. Post Office. He was a devoted Christian who loved to hunt, fish, travel and golf.

David was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Reisner. He is survived by his wife, Deanna Marie (Patwell); his mother, Margaret A. Reisner; a sister, Susan L. (Steve) Armbrecht; a brother, Michael R. (Lisa) Reisner; two nieces, Claira and Johnna; a nephew, Elijah; and a great-niece, Isla Langsley.
 

Wed
28
Sep

Rev. Laura Odegard

With her children by her side, Reverend Laura Odegard, age 88, of Waukon went to her eternal rest Thursday, September 22, 2016. Funeral services were held Monday, September 26 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Waukon with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Reverend Laura Lee (Whittenberg) Odegard was born April 11, 1928. She was a proud third generation California native raised in Oakland by her grandparents. Laura was independent of thought and deed and a gifted writer. She graduated from Castlemont High School in Oakland, CA with the dream of pursuing a career in journalism.

As a faithful Christian, she attended Trinity Baptist Church in Oakland, CA. There she met Lawrence Raymond Odegard, her future husband. They were united in marriage April 25, 1947 in that very same church where Larry later accepted the position of pastor. The couple would go on to raise six children.

Wed
28
Sep

Sandra Baughman

Sandra K. “Sandy” Baughman, age 73, of Harpers Ferry passed away Monday, September 19, 2016 at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center following a four-year battle with multiple myeloma. A Celebration of Sandy’s Life was held on what would have been her 74th birthday, Friday, September 23, at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien, WI. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date.

Sandra was born September 23, 1942 in Glendale, CA, the daughter of Henry and Juanita (Williams) Burchfield. She married Conrad Baughman September 2, 1972. Sandy worked at the Metro Theater, Specht’s IGA, J & L Office Equipment and for many years at the Peoples State Bank in Prairie du Chien, WI. She enjoyed bowling and loved to dance.

Wed
28
Sep

Kenneth Fahey

Kenneth J. Fahey, 86, of Waukon died Saturday, September 24, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, September 27 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be at 3:45 p.m. scripture service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Patrick School or St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon.

Wed
21
Sep

Peter Walenceus

Peter P. Walenceus, 86, of Hazleton died Saturday afternoon, September 17, 2016 at Arlington Place Assisted Living in Oelwein. Funeral Service was held Tuesday, September 20 at the Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home, Oelwein with Deacon Jim Patera officiating. Interment was at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens, rural Oelwein with a Graveside Military Service conducted by the Oelwein American Legion Ross Reid Post #9.

Peter Paul Walenceus was born February 27, 1930 in Oelwein, the son of Peter Paul and Sally (Berdasius) Walenceus. He graduated from Oelwein Community High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Peter was united in marriage to Carol Ann Fuhrman February 7, 1965 in Oelwein. The family made their home in Oelwein and two children were born to this union, Bill and Lynne.

Wed
21
Sep

John Kloster

John A. Kloster, age 64, of Marengo died Friday, September 9, 2016 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, September 14 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Walford, with Rev. Travis Borkosky officiating. Burial was in the Marengo Cemetery, Marengo.

John Arthur Kloster was born July 9, 1952 in Forest City, the son of Arthur and Thelma Fjelstad Kloster. He graduated from Lake Mills High School in 1970 and attended Upper Iowa College in Fayette, graduating from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1974. He served his apprenticeship with Giles-Elliott Funeral Home in Fort Madison and Burlington.

Wed
21
Sep

Orville Tangen

Orville Edne Tangen, 99, of Chatfield, MN died Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Mayo Clinic Hospital St. Mary’s Campus. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, September 22 at Root Prairie Lutheran Church, Fountain, MN, with Rev. Grace Gravelle officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, September 21 at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, MN and one hour before the funeral service at the church. A committal service with full military honors will follow the service at Root Prairie Lutheran Cemetery.

Orville was born October 9, 1916 on a farm in Chatfield Township to Theodore and Alma (Asleson) Tangen. He enlisted in the Army in 1941 with the Fifth Armored Division stationed in New York and later shipped overseas to Europe (March 1943). First he was a cook for over 800 in his battalion. He later drove a tank across Europe until coming home in October of 1945.  He served in the Battle of the Bulge.

Thu
15
Sep

Marlene Holm

Marlene J. Holm, 79, of West Union died Sunday, September 11, 2016 at her home in West Union. Funeral Services were held Saturday, September 17 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in West Union, with Pastor Rusty Phillips as the Officiant. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Marlene Joan was born October 31, 1936 to Carl and Maria (Kromm) Schutz in Endicott, WA. Baptism at a local community church followed shortly after her birth. She was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Endicott, WA. Marlene attended Endicott schools and graduated in 1955. She attended Wartburg College, where she and her husband, Robert, met.

Wed
14
Sep

Elizabeth "Liz" Hawes

Elizabeth “Liz” Ann Hawes, 76, of Cedar Rapids died Monday, September 12, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids following an extended illness. Services were held Friday, September 16 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids with Rev. Ivan Nienhaus officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Liz was born April 22, 1940 in Lansing, the daughter of James and Helena Weber Thorsten. She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Lansing in 1958. Liz married Raymond Joseph Hawes June 21, 1958 in Lansing. He died February 27, 1995.

She held various jobs throughout her life, but most recently Liz volunteered for St. Patrick Catholic Church and worked at St. Joseph Cemetery in Cedar Rapids. Later in life, Liz graduated from Mount Mercy College in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in administrative management. She was a member of the American Business Women Association, CRIABWA, and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

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