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
05
Jan

Violet Beneke

Violet M. Beneke, 93, of New Albin passed away surrounded by family Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Private family funeral services will be held at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Caledonia, MN. Burial will be in St Peter’s Cemetery in New Albin.  Date of services are pending at this time. Pastor Dick Wohlgemuth of St. Peter’s Church will be the officiant.

Violet was born January 31, 1927 to George and Martha (Rudnick) Solberg in Caledonia, MN. She married Alvin G. Beneke September 18, 1945. Together they farmed and raised their family on the farm on Pool Hill in rural New Albin.

Violet was an active member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in New Albin. She enjoyed working outdoors with her yearly large garden and yard to tend. She loved baking her special caramel rolls and bread for her family. When Violet moved to assisted living in 2017, she continued to bake bread, sending the delicious aroma throughout the facility.

Tue
05
Jan

Thomas Boots

After a brave and long fight against cancer, Thomas L. Boots, 54, of Harpers Ferry passed away peacefully at 7 a.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, January 6 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Dubuque.

A celebration of life will then be held from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, January 6 at the Portside Bar and Supper Club in Harpers Ferry. In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated for the American Legion Post #722, 118 North Fourth Street, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family.

Thomas Lee Boots was born February 9, 1966 to Kenneth and Carmelita (Cahill) Boots. Though Tom did live in La Crosse, WI for a short period of his life, and was born in Dubuque, he was a lifelong resident of Harpers Ferry and loved the “Mississippi River Rat” life.

Tue
29
Dec

Rose Lensing

Rose E. Lensing, 85, of Waukon died Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, December 28 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Cards may be sent to Denis Lensing at P.O. Box 235 Postville, IA 52162. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Rose Elizabeth Lensing was born July 16, 1935 in Festina, the oldest daughter of Edward and Anna (Boeding) Lensing. She attended country school and received her GED. Rose worked hard on the farm and also worked several different jobs in the Waukon area. She became a resident of Northgate Care Center March 28, 2011. Rose was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and enjoyed gardening.

Survivors include several cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Blanche Lensing.

Tue
29
Dec

Russell Roe

Russell “Rusty” D. Roe, 52, of Waterville died Friday, December 25, 2020 at his home after a lengthy battle with cancer. Private family graveside services will be held at a later date in Old West Paint Creek Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Condolences may be sent to Greg and Suzanne Gilbertson at 12 Seventh Avenue NE, Waukon, IA 52172. Memorials may be directed to the Waterville Ambulance Service. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements for the family.

Russell David Roe was born December 28, 1967, in Waukon, the son of Allen and Suzanne (Troendle) Roe. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon and attended Waukon schools, later receiving his GED.

Rusty served in the U.S. Army from 1985 to 1987. He worked as a mentor for young adults at Wyalusing Academy and TASC for several years. Rusty also worked as a meat cutter for Quillin’s in Waukon.

Tue
29
Dec

Lori Tallman Knutson

Lori (Pothast) Tallman Knutson of Viroqua, WI passed away December 24, 2020. A Visitation will be held Sunday, January 3, 2021 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Coulee Region Cremation Group, located at 133 Mason Street in Onalaska, WI. To protect others, due to COVID-19, we ask everyone to continue social distancing and wear a mask if you plan on attending.
 

Tue
29
Dec

Elizabeth Ellickson

Elizabeth Ann Ellickson walked into eternity December 25, 2020 as her children sat by her side. There will be a family gathering at a later date. Any cards may be sent to Lee Ellickson Jr. at 1103 Park Road, Waukon, IA 52172. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family.

Elizabeth Ann Ellickson was born September 11, 1947 to Robert and Marjorie Schultz of Postville. She graduated from Postville High School in 1965. Her next major milestone was marrying Lee Ellickson Sr. in 1966; the union would produce two children: Lee Jr. and Lynn. They divorced and she moved up to La Crosse, WI. There she held a variety of jobs including at Blue Ribbon Dry Cleaners and Elite Cheerleading Company. She moved to Prairie du Chien, WI for a brief period, but her heart was in La Crosse and once again she moved back.

Tue
29
Dec

Richard Russell

Richard Milton Russell, 67, of Marquette died Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Gundersen Health in La Crosse, WI. Services will be held at a later date.

Richard was born August 13, 1953 to Milton and Ethel (Haerer) Russell in Waukon. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1971.

Richard was united in marriage with Renee Cummings February 19, 1972 at East Paint Creek Synod Church, Waterville. Three children were born to this union. Richard was employed at 3M in Prairie du Chien, WI for over 30 years. In his spare time, Richard enjoyed league softball, golfing, watching the Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeyes, playing cards, browsing flea markets, and reading newspapers and magazines. His greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.

Tue
29
Dec

Joyce Heins

Joyce A. Heins, 85, of Postville died Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in Postville. A Private Memorial Service was held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant. Private burial took place at Luana Cemetery, Luana.
Joyce was born December 11, 1935 to Elliott and Verna (Stafford) Nelson in Postville. She was baptized May 12, 1936 and confirmed April 17, 1949, both at Luana Methodist Church. Joyce graduated from Luana High School in 1953. After high school, Joyce worked for the FBI in Washington, DC as a mail girl.

Joyce was united in marriage with Hilery Heins June 12, 1954 at Luana Methodist Church. Joyce went with Hilery to Puerto Rico where he was stationed in the Air Force. Two children were born to this union. After Hilery was discharged, they farmed near Castalia and also farmed for eight years around the Postville area.

Tue
29
Dec

Robert Oden

Robert M. Oden, 88, of Waukon died Sunday, December 27, 2020 at his home. Memorial services will be held at a later date. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The Standard. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.
 

Tue
22
Dec

Ronald Goeke

Ronald A. Goeke, 96, of Waukon died Monday, December 21, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon from complications of COVID-19. Private family graveside services will be held Saturday, December 26 at Waterville Lutheran Cemetery in Waterville with Pastor Kim Thacker officiating. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of a mask is required.

Cards may be sent to Wendy Ebner at 984 Ebner Drive, Lansing, IA 52151 or to Randy Goeke at 654 Dry Hollow Road, Waterville, IA 52170. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Ronald Aaron Goeke was born March 21, 1924 in Waukon, the son of George and Gertrude (Shindoll) Goeke. He was raised on a farm in North Fork Hollow in rural Waukon, attended grade school at McCabe Jefferson #3 School and graduated from Waukon High School in 1942.

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