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.

Thu
12
Mar

Richard "Dick" Clauson

Richard “Dick” Clauson, 82, of Lansing died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, March 14 at United Methodist Church in Lansing with Rev. Sedar Shako Wembonyana as the officiant. Inurnment will be held at a later date at River Valley Memorial Gardens in West Dundee, IL.

Dick was born February 26, 1938 to Walter and Dorothy (Wright) Clauson in Strawberry Point. He graduated from Strawberry Point High School and attended University of Iowa Business School. Dick was proud to say he played in the 1959 Rose Bowl. He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force, piloting cargo planes.

Dick was united in marriage with Ruth Viette Englehorn July 26, 1959 at United Methodist Church in Lansing. Dick worked for American Airlines as a pilot from 1960 to 1995. After retirement, he lived in Carpentersville, IL, Lansing and Hawaii. He enjoyed golfing and watching sports and was known as a jokester.

Tue
10
Mar

Althea Eickhoff

Althea Marie (Stehr) Eickhoff of Glendale, AZ passed away February 20, 2020 surrounded by family. Service will be held March 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Mission Bell United Methodist Church in Glendale, AZ.

She is survived by her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She had a big heart and a gracious soul. She will be missed by many.
 

Tue
10
Mar

David Troendle

David “Dave” C. Troendle, age 73, of Mt. Vernon passed away March 4, 2020. David’s wish was to be cremated and have no visitation or services.

Dave was born January 30, 1947 in Lansing to Carl Henry and Rita G. (Schulze) Troendle. He graduated from St. George High School in Lansing. Dave worked at Rockwell Collins for 44 years from 1966 until 2010.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Freida Belle (Simmons) Troendle of Mount Vernon; his son, Carl Walter Troendle (girlfriend Candy Yocum) of Cedar Rapids; his siblings: Janice Keith of Venice, FL, Ellene Smith of West Union, Richard (Jan) Troendle of Cedar Rapids and Suzanne (Greg) Gilberson of Waukon; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful dogs, Oriole and Geronimo.

Mon
09
Mar

Jean Gallagher

Jean R. Gallagher, 66, of Waukon died Friday, March 6, 2020 at Lake View Health Center in West Salem, WI. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, March 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Friends may call one hour before the services Wednesday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mon
09
Mar

Lance Schmitt

Lance E. Schmitt, 48, of Onalaska, WI died March 4, 2020 at University Hospital in Madison, WI from complications following heart surgery performed at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 11 at 5 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish, Onalaska, WI.

A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at The Gathering, 133 Mason Street in Onalaska, WI. Visitation will also be from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.

Lance was born March 9, 1971 to Dean and Lorraine Schmitt of Fountain City, WI. He grew up in Onalaska and graduated from Aquinas High School where he was a State Champion wrestler. In 2018, he was awarded the Aquinas Blugold Wrestling Legacy Award.

Wed
04
Mar

Virginia Hazen

Virginia A. Hazen, 70, of Waukon died Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, March 6 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Virginia Ann Hazen was born May 16, 1949 in Waukon, the daughter of Jacob and Geraldine (Thorson) Iseli. She was baptized at Lansing Ridge Presbyterian Church in rural Lansing, confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1967.

December 12, 1981, she married Dayton Hazen at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. For several years, Virginia worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon.

Wed
04
Mar

Carol Thorson

Carol Eileen Thorson, age 84, of Caledonia, MN, formerly of Spring Grove, MN, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon after a sudden illness. Funeral services were held Friday, March 6 at Waterloo Ridge Lutheran Church in rural Dorchester. Burial was in the Iowa River Cemetery.

Carol was born March 4, 1935 in Lansing to George and Lois (Blue) Harvey. She graduated from high school and also attended secretarial school. October 23, 1952, Carol married Owen Thorson at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in New Albin.

Carol was employed at Trane Co. in La Crosse, WI and later at Alliant Energy in Lansing. She retired in 1995.

Carol and Owen enjoyed going to Mt. Pleasant each year for the Threshing Festival. She also enjoyed going to flea markets, garage sales and bowling league Thursday nights. She was a skilled bowler and enjoyed traveling with her team to tournaments around the country.

Tue
03
Mar

Elaine Mooney

Elaine (Hurm) Mooney, 85, passed away Thursday, February 27, 2020 at her home in La Crosse, WI. Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 4 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Inurnment will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery in Lansing.

Share memories and say final good-byes to Elaine with her family. A visitation will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Lansing. There will also be a one-hour visitation before mass at the church Wednesday.

Born September 26, 1934 in Waukon, Elaine was the daughter of the late Harold and Martha (Lier) Hurm. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, James L. Mooney.

Tue
03
Mar

Debra Darling

Debra K. Darling, 59, of Waukon died peacefully from complications of multiple sclerosis with her brother, Doug, and his wife, Karen, by her side Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at the Community Center in New Albin. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Debra Katherine Darling was born November 11, 1960 in La Crosse, WI, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth (Meyer) Darling. She grew up in New Albin and graduated from Kee High School; she then attended Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. For many years, Deb worked at Northern Engraving in Lansing, where she met Paul Moritz and they were together for close to 30 years.

Deb loved spending time with her beloved dog, Lady. She also enjoyed being outdoors and going sightseeing. Deb liked shopping, playing bingo and the color pink. She possessed a quick wit and a great sense of humor.

Tue
03
Mar

Merlin Reinke

Merlin H. Reinke, 92, of Eitzen, MN passed away Friday, February 28, 2020 at Gundersen Tweeten Care Center, Spring Grove, MN. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Wheatland, rural New Albin with Pastor Paul Burgess officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Merlin was born May 14, 1927 on the family farm in Union City Township, Iowa to Henry and Irma (Kruse) Reinke. August 19, 1953, he married Esther Gade at St. John’s U.C.C. in Wheatland. They lived the first five years of their marriage in New Albin, where Merlin hauled canned milk and farmed with his father.

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