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.

Sat
18
Mar

Sherri Lewey

Sherri Lewey, age 70, of Waukon passed away Thursday, February 16, 2023 at Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, WI, with her family and her lifelong best friend, Penny Herman, by her side. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, May 6 at 1 p.m. at Green Valley Getaway, Waukon.

Sherri was born in Waukon November 26, 1952 to Darlene Westerholm (Grandma Betty). She was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon

Although she never learned to swim, she lived by the river and loved to collect artifacts, like fossils, agates and arrowheads. She was an awesome artist and loved to work with clay and feathers. She had a passion for nature and loved animals, especially her dogs, Eddie and Mitzi.

Tue
14
Mar

Dorothy Gelo

Dorothy J. Gelo, 101, of Waukon died Friday, March 10, 2023 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 15 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Waukon with Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at Martin - Grau Funeral Home in Waukon.

Dorothy Jean Gelo was born February 4, 1922 in Allamakee County, the daughter of Guy and Violet (Krousie) Barr. She grew up in the Forest Mills area of Allamakee County and graduated from Waukon High School. After attending stenography school, she worked in Waukegan, IL for a short time and her boyfriend, Walter James Gelo, would ride out on his motorcycle from Waukon to see her.

Tue
14
Mar

Curtis Gilbertson

Curtis R. Gilbertson, 88, of Waterloo died Friday, March 10, 2023 at MercyOne Medical Center in Waterloo. Public visitation will be held Wednesday, March 15 from 5-7 p.m. at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service, West Ridgeway in Waterloo. Funeral service will take place Thursday, March 16 at 10:30 a.m. at Unity Presbyterian Church, Waterloo with visitation one hour prior.

Graveside service will immediately follow the funeral service at Fairview Cemetery in Waterloo, with full military honors rendered by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard and AMVETS Post 31. A reception will immediately follow graveside services at Unity Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Unity Presbyterian Church or The Moose Lodge #328.

Tue
07
Mar

Verle Guthrie

Verle Eugene Guthrie of Highlands Ranch, CO, age 79, died February 22, 2023. A celebration of life and reception will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 13 at Horan & McConaty, 5303 E. County Line Road, Centennial, CO. Military honors will follow at Fort Logan National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Parkinson Association of the Rockies, 1325 S. Colorado Blvd. #204B, Denver, CO 80222.

Verle was a graduate of East High School (Lee Township Against the World!) in Des Moines. He also earned a BA in history from Simpson College in Indianola.

Verle served four years in the Air Force at Davis Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, AZ, achieving the rank of Sergeant E4. He followed Air Force service with a 30-year career in telecommunications beginning with Northwestern Bell in Des Moines until 1994, and then with U.S. West and Qwest in Denver, CO. After retiring in 2000 from Qwest, Verle worked for two companies supporting the telephone industry and retired in 2006.

Tue
07
Mar

Carol Howe

Carol Marie (Sass) Howe, 78, of Monona passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon Saturday evening, March 4, 2023. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 10 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Monona with Rev. Martin Coolidge as the celebrant. Burial will follow at Monona City Cemetery in Monona.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona. There will also be a one-hour visitation before mass at the church Friday.

She was born to William Charles Sass and Marie Marguerite (Schmitt) Sass in Monona April 4, 1944. She was baptized April 12, 1945 at the Methodist Church in Monona.

Tue
07
Mar

Wayne Martin

Wayne N. Martin, 85, of Waukon died Saturday, March 4, 2023 at his daughter’s home in Stoddard, WI. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 11 from 1-4 p.m. at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon.

Wayne Neal Martin was born March 14, 1937 in Waukon, the son of James and Hazel (Rongstad) Martin. He attended country schools in the Waukon area, graduated from Waukon High School in 1956, and attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette on a football scholarship.

November 29, 1956, he married Elaine Jean Easley at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Wayne worked for Charlie Feuerhelm for a couple of years then worked at Hygrade in Postville for 20 years; after working for Interstate Power in Lansing for 20 years, he retired in 1999. After retiring, he mowed the fairways at the Waukon Golf and Country Club for about 10 years.

Tue
07
Mar

Glenn Paus

Glenn Herbert Paus, 90, of Eitzen, MN passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Spring Grove Assisted Living, Spring Grove, MN. A visitation will be held from 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at St. Luke’s Church, Eitzen, MN. Immediately following the visitation, a graveside service will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor Michael McCann will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Luke’s Church, Eitzen, MN.

Glenn was born November 11, 1932 in Caledonia, MN to Frank and Emma (Deters) Paus. He graduated from Caledonia High School in 1950 and went on to attend college at Winona State and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Tue
07
Mar

Ralph Callahan

Ralph E. Callahan, 76, of Harpers Ferry passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, WI, surrounded by his family. Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Ann’s - St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry with Fr. Joseph Sevcik officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Wexford Cemetery in rural Lansing.

Friends may greet the family from 9 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home in Lansing is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to be made to the Wexford Cemetery or Crossing Rivers Health Hospice.

Sun
05
Mar

Robert "Bob" Roeder

Robert “Bob” A. Roeder, 72, of Lansing passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids due to heart complications. Memorial services were held Sunday, March 5 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home in Lansing with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Military graveside honors were at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Robert Allen Roeder was born November 27, 1950 in Lansing, the son of Clyde and Melita (Pottratz) Roeder. Growing up, Bobby helped run and operate the family business; his parents owned Roeder Tap (now The OP) in Lansing.

Bob graduated from Lansing Kee High School in 1970 and was a stellar athlete, excelling in baseball and basketball. After graduation, he entered the United States Army and served from 1970-1972. After receiving his discharge, he met the love of his life, Rita, at the Bright Spot in De Soto, WI. Bob and Rita Myhre were married June 2, 1973 in De Soto.

Thu
02
Mar

Kathryn Conway

Kathryn “Kathy” M. Conway, 75, of Lansing lost her battle with cancer Monday, February 27, 2023 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. In her final days she was surrounded by her loving husband and beloved children.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 4 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing with Fr. Joseph Sevcik officiating. Burial was at Gethsemane Cemetery in Lansing. Memorials can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a charity she supported for over 18 years.

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