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.

Wed
26
Aug

Yvonne Sexton

Yvonne Sexton, age 96, of rural Ridgeway died Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the New Hampton Nursing and Rehab Center in New Hampton. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 29 at the St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Ridgeway, with Father Mark Osterhaus presiding. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. Friday, August 28 at the Schluter-Balik Funeral Home in Decorah with a prayer service at 6 p.m. There will also be visitation after 9:30 a.m. at the church Saturday, August 29.
 

Wed
26
Aug

Robert "Bud" Maust

Robert “Bud” Maust of New Albin died August 15, 2015 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Services have been scheduled for Saturday, September 5. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The Standard.
 

Thu
20
Aug

Willard Halverson

Willard C. Halverson, 92, of rural Waukon died Monday, August 17, 2015 at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. Funeral services were held Friday, August 21 at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah, with Pastor Stacey Nalean-Carlson officiating. Burial was at Union Prairie Cemetery, rural Decorah.
Willard Carlton Halverson was born February 13, 1923 in Decorah. His family moved to Austin, MN, and when Willard was six years old, he returned to rural Waukon to live with his uncle, Ben Teslow. Willard attended the Bell School country school and started farming with his uncle. He then helped farm with several neighbors until purchasing his own farm in Allamakee County. Willard loved being on the farm and raised dairy cows, pigs, chickens and grew grain.
April 15, 1972 he married Eda Skaidrite Blaksenieks at the Justice of the Peace in Caledonia, MN. Willard was a member of Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah and Farm Bureau. He enjoyed meeting friends and visiting.

Thu
20
Aug

Neil Sanderman

Neil C. Sanderman, 87, of Waukon died Tuesday, August 18, 2015 in Cedar Falls. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 22 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Rev. Keith Selberg officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Neil Carl Sanderman was born July 10, 1928. His parents were Edward and Minnie (Osterholz) Sanderman. He attended Helming Country School for eight years and graduated from Waukon High School in 1946. He married Bonnie Grotegut June 10, 1951. From August 1951 to August 1953, he served in the U.S. Army, spending 18 months in Korea as a Staff Sergeant for the Combat Engineers.

Wed
19
Aug

Mark Werden

Mark D. Werden, 63, of Decorah died Sunday, August 16, 2015 as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident. Graveside services were held Friday, August 21 at Buckhorn Cemetery in Maquoketa.
Mark Douglas Werden was born February 6, 1952 in Waverly, the son of Charles A. and Virginia Esther (McPherson) Werden. The Werden family lived in Maynard in the 1950s and moved to Waukon in 1961. Later they moved to Marshall, MO, where Mark graduated from Marshall High School in 1971. Later that year he moved to Fayette, where he operated Werden’s Department Store for many years. Mark also enjoyed working with his mother at Stepps Melon Stands in the Fayette area for a number of years.

Wed
19
Aug

Richard Sickels

Richard Sickels, 62, of Nevada, IA, died unexpectedly Friday, July 17, 2015 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
Born August 28, 1952 in Waukon, Richard Oakley Sickels was the son of Arthur and Alvina (Nelson) Sickels. He grew up in Waterville and began working at a young age. Rich loved to work, hauling canned milk with his dad and bailing hay with his uncles. He graduated from Waukon Senior High School in 1970. He served in the United States Navy from 1970-72, then returned to Iowa and worked in grounds maintenance at Iowa State University in Ames for 34 years, retiring in 2010.
November 26, 1976, he was united in marriage to Kinda (Kuhn) Eller in Ames. She passed away in 2001.
Rich enjoyed watching western movies, country music, fishing and spending time with his family.

Mon
17
Aug

Agnes Swenson

Agnes Swenson

Mon
17
Aug

LaVonne Lamphier

LaVonne C. Lamphier, 77, of Fayette, formerly of Waukon, died Thursday, August 13, 2015 at her home in Fayette. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 20, at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon with Rev. Lynn Groe officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Mon
17
Aug

Tim Doyle

Tim J. Doyle, 56, of Waukon, died Friday, August 14, 2015 at his home. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, August 19, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating.
Timmi Jon Doyle was born August 12, 1959 in Prairie du Chien, WI, the son of James Francis and Donna Jean (Natwick) Doyle, Sr. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McGregor. Tim was self-employed as a semi driver for EJ trucking. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in McGregor. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Wed
12
Aug

Ethel Brandt

Ethel Brandt, age 86, of Decorah, died Saturday, August 8, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester MN. Funeral services were held Thursday, August 13 at Frankville Presbyterian Church, Frankville with interment at the Frankville Cemetery.
Ethel Bernadine (Westby) Brandt was born January 1, 1929, the daughter of Carl and Rachel (Nash) Westby in Allamakee County. Ethel was baptized and confirmed at the Glenwood Lutheran Church. She graduated from Decorah High School in 1947. For a short time, Ethel taught at two rural one-room schools. One was located in Frankville township and the other in Glenwood township.  Ethel married Wesley Brandt August 26, 1948 at the Glenwood Lutheran Church. Together, they farmed for many years west of Frankville. Wesley died September 13, 1976. In 1983, Ethel moved to Decorah.

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