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.

Fri
15
Apr

Bonnie Mussatti

Bonnie A. Mussatti, 82, of La Crosse, WI passed away peacefully Thursday, April 8, 2022. A Celebration of Bonnie’s Life will be held later in the year.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to ASPCA at 888-661-ASPCA or ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. An online guestbook can be found at www.schumacher-kish.com.

She was born in Milwaukee, WI to Lawrence and Mildred Oswald. December 7, 1957, she married John A. Mussatti. Bonnie was a hard worker, employed at Curtis Industries in Milwaukee, WI for many years as the Human Resources Director.

Later moving to DeSoto, WI, on top of Lawrence Ridge, she embarked on a life as a National Owner/Operating trucker with her husband, John Mussatti, traveling the U.S. After retiring from trucking, she worked at Northern Engraving in Lansing until her final retirement, after which she provided caregiving to her family.

Tue
12
Apr

Duane Calvert

Duane Weston Calvert, affectionately known as “Coach”, 88, of Apache Junction, AZ peacefully passed away March 7, 2022 at a Queen Creek, AZ hospital surrounded by his family. Duane donated his body to science. Services to celebrate his life will be held later this year.

Duane was born December 1, 1933 in Sioux City to Earl and Helen Calvert. He attended East High School in Sioux City and graduated from Westmar College in LeMars. He then served in the U.S. Army.

He married Julia Annette Ullrich in Salix December 28, 1957. They were blessed with seven children.

Mon
11
Apr

Larry Whittle

Larry Whittle, 74, of rural Decorah died Thursday, March 17, 2022 at his home. Memorial services will be held Monday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at St. Benedict’s Cemetery in Decorah.

Friends may greet the family from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, May 1 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 2:30 p.m. scripture service.

Lawrence Paul Whittle was born September 17, 1947 in Dubuque, the son of Virgil and Claire (Heatley) Whittle. He graduated from St. George High School in Lansing in 1965 and then worked on the family farm and bought his first pick-up. Larry started hauling cattle to area sales barns, attending local livestock auctions, and was a livestock buyer for many years; he loved taking care of his cattle.

Fri
08
Apr

Lorraine Harrington

Lorraine Janice Harrington, 82, of Postville passed away Sunday, April 3, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Funeral Service was held Monday, April 11 at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Postville with Pastor Steve Oden as the officiant. Burial followed at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, rural Ossian.

Tue
05
Apr

Mary Waters

Mary V. Waters, 56, of La Crosse, WI, formerly of Waukon, died Sunday, April 3, 2022 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 9 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at St. Mary’s Hanover Cemetery, rural Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled the arrangements.

Mary Veronica Waters was born June 22, 1965 in Mitchell, SD, the daughter of Floyd and Florence Glade (Spainhower) Waters. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1984, and attended Loras College in Dubuque for a degree in secretarial and word processing in 1986. For many years, she worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon. Mary was a loving mother to her son, Cori, and cherished their times together.

Sat
02
Apr

George Pickett

George D. Pickett, 92, passed away at his home in Waukon March 28, 2022. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Services will be live-streamed on the Martin-Grau Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 7 at St. John’s Fellowship Hall and also one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be at a future date at the Minnesota State Veteran’s Cemetery in Preston, MN. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family. The family asks that no flowers be given; memorials can be made to The Allamakee Music Boosters (P.O. Box 215, Waukon, IA 52172), Robey Memorial Library in Waukon, or your favorite charity.

Fri
01
Apr

Karen Hermeier

Karen J. Hermeier, 76, of Waterloo, formerly of Waukon, died Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at her home with her husband by her side. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 5 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Karen Jean Hermeier was born April 15, 1945 in Waukon, the daughter of Lloyd and Neva (Deal) Bechtel. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ, attended Jefferson #7 grade school, and graduated from Waukon High School in 1962. After high school, Karen received additional education for office work and went to Washington, D.C. to work for the Navy Department.

In May of 1964, Karen returned to Waukon and married Terry Hermeier, who was on leave from the U.S. Army. The couple then went to Fort Huachuca, AZ for two years, where she worked for the Army Department.

Wed
30
Mar

Ryan Helgerson

Ryan Thomas Jon Helgerson was born the son of Kae Jeanne Helgerson and Gary Helgerson January 1, 1990, being the first child to be born in northeast Iowa that year. Ryan died March 18, 2022 in Eagle River, AK. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, March 30 at Norway Lutheran Church, rural St. Olaf with Rev. Marshall Hahn officiating. Inurnment was at Norway Lutheran Cemetery, rural St. Olaf.

Ryan was quite a surprise for his family, being 16 years younger than his oldest brother, Erik, and 13 years younger than his brother, Joel. He was baptized at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkader and Confirmed at Norway Lutheran Church in St. Olaf. Ryan graduated from Central High School in Elkader in 2008.

Wed
30
Mar

Hazel Kolsrud

Hazel Alida Kolsrud, age 95, passed away March 28, 2022 at the Haywood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Waynesville, NC. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 9 at 1 p.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 785 Paragon Parkway, Clyde, NC. The family requests that masks are optional due to COVID-19 guidelines. A private graveside service will be held later in the spring in Waukon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Our Savior Lutheran Church (785 Paragon Parkway, Clyde, NC 28721); Four Seasons Hospice (571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731); or Givens Great Laurels (80 Candler Street, Waynesville, NC 28786).

Wed
30
Mar

Margaret "Marg" Hogan

Margaret “Marg” Mary Hogan, 92, of Lansing died Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, March 29 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing with Rev. Sean Smith as the celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery in Lansing.

Memorials may be given in Marg’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association and Thornton Manor in Lansing.

Margaret Mary was born April 27, 1929 to Eugene and Dorothy (Thornton) Brennan in the Wexford area. She graduated with the Class of 1947 from Immaculate Conception Catholic High School and furthered her education with a BA in Business and Education at Clarke College, graduating in 1951.

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