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.

Tue
06
Jul

Garland Gale “Bugsy” Burroughs

Garland Gale “Bugsy” J. Burroughs Jr., 83, of Waukon died Friday, July 2, 2021 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday, July 9 at the Waukon Banquet Center in Waukon, where there will be a 2:30 p.m. scripture service. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.
 

Tue
06
Jul

Ann Gallagher

Ann A. Gallagher, 70, of Waukon, formerly of Lansing, died Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 10 from 12-5 p.m. at 2460 Highway 76 SE, Waukon. Masks and social distancing are encouraged.

Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to Mike Gallagher at P.O. Box 359, Waukon, IA 52172.
 

Tue
06
Jul

Larry Foster

Larry Dean Foster, age 76, died October 26, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at VFW Post 2440 & Auxiliary, located at 128 Third Avenue NE in Independence.

Larry was born July 2, 1944 in Independence to Virgil and Irene Foster. He grew up as a farm kid milking Guernsey cows and helping his dad haul milk to the creamery for the local dairy farmers. He was also involved in 4-H and FFA. In 1966 he joined the National Guard in Ft. Leonardwood.

Larry married Betty Meighan, and they welcomed their first son, Coley, into the world. Larry worked at John Deere and then attended Camp Dodge to acquire his Lieutenant bars. He worked for many years as an Army recruiter, moving around the Midwest with his growing family, which now included Chad and Casey.

Wed
30
Jun

Irene Tweito

Irene L. Tweito, 90, of Waukon died Monday, June 28, 2021 at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines after being hospitalized at Iowa Methodist/Unity Point Medical Center, also in Des Moines. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 3 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Spring Grove, MN.

The service was live streamed and can still be viewed on Martin-Grau Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, VMH Foundation or Allamakee Scholarship Fund, all in Waukon, or IPTV to support Lawrence Welk broadcasts, ABLE in Caledonia, MN, or other non-profits which you may care to support.

Wed
30
Jun

Kenneth Lough

Kenneth D. Lough, 73, of Waukon died Saturday, June 26, 2021 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, WI. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 3 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial with military honors was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Kenneth Dean Lough was born March 27, 1948 in Estherville, the son of William Lyle and Leona (Klug) Lough; Kenny was so excited to join the world, he couldn’t wait until his mom got to the hospital and was born in the back of a taxi on the way there. He was baptized and confirmed at Estherville Lutheran Church and in 1968, graduated from Estherville High School.

Wed
30
Jun

Jane Schoh

Jane Schoh, 88, of Waukon, formerly of Dorchester, died Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services were held Monday, June 28 at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in rural New Albin with Pastor Paul Burgess officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Veterans Memorial Hospital Health Care Foundation or to Mt. Hope Cemetery. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon assisted with arrangements.

Emma Jane Schoh was born January 13, 1933 at Hall’s Maternity Hospital in Waukon, the daughter of Earl and Myrtle (Sadler) Beardmore. She was baptized October 22, 1933 by Pastor H. J. Noeding at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in rural New Albin and confirmed on Confirmation Sunday, April 14, 1946 by Pastor Calvin Willemssen at Mt. Hope. Jane attended English Bench grade school in rural Dorchester and graduated as salutatorian of her class from Waukon High School in 1951.

Wed
23
Jun

Richard Allen Hanson

Richard Allen Hanson, 71, of Lansing lost his battle with cancer June 17, 2021. He passed away peacefully at home. A Celebration of Life was held Thursday, June 24 at the United Methodist Church, Lansing with Military Rites at the church. Rev. Sedar Shako and Deacon Roger Lunsmann were the Officiants. In lieu of flowers, make donations to St. Jude’s children’s hospital in Rich’s name.

Rich was born to Melvin and Sylvia (Sandry) Hanson December 5, 1949 in Waukon. He spent his youth as the youngest of five children and attended Lansing school systems. In high school he began working at the Lansing fish market where he was mentored by Harold Verdon.

Rich was drafted into the Army in 1970 and sent to Vietnam, where he earned two bronze stars, multiple overseas ribbons and a combat infantry badge. He returned home and met his loving wife, Mary Troendle, and they were united in marriage June 30, 1972 at Wexford Catholic Church.

Tue
22
Jun

Duane Soride

Duane Clifford Soride, age 69, of Knoxville, TN passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 10 at the Waukon City Club.

Duane was a lifelong mechanic and a NASCAR fan. He was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Verna Soride; and a niece, Tina Soride.

He is survived by his partner, Rhonda McCollough of Knoxville, TN; his son, Matthew (Cara) Soride of Fort White, FL; his daughter, Masie (Chris) McGraw of Faribault, MN; his grandchildren, Emma and Gunnar Soride of Fort White, FL; his brother, Dennis (Chris) Soride of Postville; a niece, Ann (Ken) Howe of Monona; and a nephew, Eric (Laura) Soride of Iowa City.
 

Tue
15
Jun

Shirley Elliott

Shirley Kay Elliott, 79, of Harpers Ferry died Friday, June 11, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Jacob Dunne and Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service.

Shirley Kay Hahn was born November 26, 1941 in Iowa City, the daughter of Maurice and Catherine (Lloyd) Hahn. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar. After graduating from Calmar High School in 1959, she attended Paris Academy in Cedar Rapids, obtaining her cosmetology license.

Tue
15
Jun

Geneva Renk

There will be a memorial service for Geneva Marie (Meiners) Renk Saturday, June 26 at St. John’s United Church of Christ (Wheatland), rural New Albin. The memorial will start at 2 p.m. inside the church, followed by graveside services, and conclude at the New Albin Community Center from 4-7 p.m.

Face masks are required. For those unable to attend in person, the service will be available at https://www.facebook.com/renkg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Geneva’s memory to St John’s United Church of Christ, New Albin or United Church of Sun City, Sun City, AZ.

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