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
27
May

Dr. Frank "Doc" Norden

Dr. Frank “Doc” Norden, 100, died May 23, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. A graveside committal service will be held Tuesday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon, with lunch following at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. The family requests memorials be directed to Veterans Memorial Hospital, Good Samaritan Center or charity of choice. Martin Funeral Home of Waukon is assisting with arrangements.
Frank was born October 2, 1914 in Stutsman County, ND, the only son of Frank and Alma Graves Norden. He was christened Francis Wilson. Frank was educated in country school and in Woodworth and Jamestown, ND schools. He attended Wahpeton (ND) School of Science and Jamestown (ND) College. Frank graduated in 1939 from Northern Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago, IL.

Wed
27
May

Ron Valley

A Celebration of Life for Harpers Ferry native Ron Valley, age 70, of Montgomery, IL will be held Saturday, May 30 at the Ethel Robinson Meehan Community Center in Harpers Ferry from 1-4 p.m. Ron passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at his home after a battle with cancer. He was born August 7, 1944 in Harpers Ferry.
 

Wed
27
May

Mildred Brooks

Mildred M. Brooks, 98, of Waukon died Friday, May 22, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.
 

Wed
27
May

James Opheim

James Alan Opheim, born April 10, 1935 and beloved son of Selmer Opheim and Sylvia Lonning, died peacefully in his sleep May 19, 2015. Services were held at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.
He leaves behind his wife, Mitsue; his brother, Ron Opheim; his daughters, Suzie Carr and Cindi Bija Opheim; and his grandchildren, Devon and Michaela Bahary and Kaiona Watanabe. May he rest in peace.
 

Wed
20
May

Kathleen Baugher

Kathleen “Katie” Theresa Baugher, age 93, of Quincy, IL, formerly of rural Payson, IL, passed away peacefully at Barnes-Jewish Hospital Monday, May 11, 2015 at 7:45 p.m. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 16 in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church by the Rev. Thomas Hagstrom. Interment was in St. Anthony Cemetery in Quincy, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the K of C TV Mass or to St. Anthony Cemetery.
Katie was born May 14, 1921 in Independence, the daughter of Pearley John and Margaret (Lane) Pettit.  She married Edmund Wilson Baugher May 1, 1945 at St. Mary’s Church in Cheyenne, WY. He preceded her in death in 1992.

Wed
20
May

Ron Valley

A Celebration of Life for Ron Valley, 70, of Montgomery, IL will be held Saturday, May 30 at the Ethel Robinson Meehan Community Center in Harpers Ferry from 1-4 p.m. Ron passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 at his home after a battle with cancer. He was born August 7, 1944 in Harpers Ferry.
 

Wed
13
May

Sharon Dee

Sharon Kay (Wiemerslage) Dee, age 62, of Waterville died Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Graveside services were held Friday, May 8 at the Waterville Cemetery, Waterville.
 

Mon
11
May

James Hager

James N. Hager, 69, of Waukon died Monday, May 11, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, May 15 at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Tom Buresh officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.
James Nathan Hager was born September 21, 1945 in Decorah, the son of Nathan Paul and Alta Viola Ingeborg (Gilbertson) Hager. He was baptized and confirmed at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon. Jim attended country school through eighth grade at Ludlow #2 in Ludlow Township, rural Waukon.
In 1963, Jim graduated from Waukon High School and attended airline traffic management school in Minneapolis, MN. He was too young to get a job with the airlines so Jim returned home to farm with his dad. In 1968, Jim worked for Cod Brandt at Brandt’s DX. In 1970, he began farming full time until 2004, when he was required to quit due to health reasons.

Tue
05
May

Myra Wroble

Myra J. Wroble, 89, of rural Harpers Ferry died Monday, May 4, 2015 at Great River Care Center in McGregor. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.
Myra Jeanette Wroble was born May 31, 1925 in Auburn, NE, the daughter of Oscar Andrew and Amy Roberta (Flau) Rogers. She graduated from Auburn High School in Auburn, NE in 1943 and attended Doane College in Crete, NE for two years.
February 13, 1946 she married Robert David Wroble in Kansas. Myra worked for the FBI in Washington, DC, Montgomery Wards and several hospitals doing office work. She and Robert managed a mobile home park in Marion. Myra and Robert moved to the Harpers Ferry area in 1995. She enjoyed playing the organ, gardening and spending time in the outdoors.

Mon
04
May

Daniel Hart

Daniel P. Hart, 45, of Sioux City, formerly of Waukon, died Friday, April 24, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City. Memorial services will be held Saturday, May 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Jim Dubert and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Visitation will be held Saturday, May 9 at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services.
Daniel Patrick Hart was born September 10, 1969 in Waukon, the son of William and Elizabeth (Ryan) Hart. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon and in 1988 he graduated from Waukon High School. Dan then graduated from Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls. After graduation Dan worked for a number of companies, including MCI, Nordstrom and Younkers. Most recently, he worked as a security manager for McLeod Telecommunications in Cedar Rapids. For the past two years, Dan was living in Sioux City.

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