Obituaries

Obituaries are published in The Standard for a $45 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 $15 (additonal photos are also $15). 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
30
Jun

Bernard Kolsrud

Bernard “Junior/JR” Kolsrud, 93, of Waukon died Tuesday, June 27, 2023 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 1 at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating.

Bernard Hunstad Kolsrud was born November 28, 1929 in rural Waterville, the son of Ben and Hulda (Hunstad) Kolsrud. He was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School. Bernard was born on a farm near Waterville before moving to the family farm in the Cherry Mound area when he was young. He farmed with his parents for several years before taking over the farm and running it on his own.

Tue
27
Jun

Aaron “Hollywood” Marsh

Aaron L. “Hollywood” Marsh, local Waukon business man, age 76, died peacefully Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at Dubuque Specialty Care Nursing Home. A Military Burial was held at the Jewish/Ansche Chesed Cemetery on Losey Boulevard in La Crosse, WI June 15.

Aaron L. “Hollywood” Marsh was born May 6, 1947 in Washington, DC, the son of Jesse Marsh and Etta Stern. Born into a circus family, “The House Of Mirth”, Aaron would spend most of his childhood, with his older brother Max, attending boarding schools and working the circus during the summers.

Aaron attended Castle Heights Military High School in Lebanon, TN. After finishing high school, Aaron joined the Air Force, from which he was honorably discharged. He then attended college in California. Aaron later moved to New Orleans, LA to be closer to his brother, Max, and went on to open “Aaron’s Antique Mall”, one of many stores  he would open over the years.

Tue
27
Jun

Barbara (DeWitt) Evans Ladner

Barbara Ellen (DeWitt) Evans Ladner  passed away peacefully from cancer May 26, 2023. A Celebration of Life ceremony was held June 10 at the Sparkman Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas, TX.

Barb was born August 13, 1936 and is preceded in death by her parents, Dwight (passed 1987) and Ellen (Finegan) (passed 1981). Her grandparents were Mable and Carl DeWitt and she is a niece of Marion DeWitt from Waukon.

Barb was the oldest of five children; Anthony passed in 1997, Carl currently lives in Texas, Karen currently lives in Illinois, and Sharon passed in 2012. She lived on a farm with her family in Postville until 1953 when she married Dean Gulsvig and moved to Illinois. They had six children: Connie (Texas), Stephen (Texas), Phil (Texas), Greg (Illinois), Cathy (Texas) and Mark (Texas).

Tue
27
Jun

Karen Keatley

Karen M. Keatley, 84, of Waukon died Thursday, June 22, 2023. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 24 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Fr. John Moser officiating, and burial was at Oakland Cemetery, both in Waukon.

Karen Margaret Keatley was born March 10, 1939 in Waukon, the daughter of Cyril and Lucille (Mauss) Byrnes. She was baptized at St. Patrick Catholic Church and confirmed at St. Mary’s Hanover Catholic Church, both in Waukon, and graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic High School in Lansing in 1958. September 12, 1959, she married Fred Keatley at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Tue
27
Jun

Linda Langland

Linda A. Langland, 71, of Decorah died Friday, March 17, 2023 at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Iowa River Cemetery in rural Dorchester with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.
 

Tue
20
Jun

Evelyn Beardmore

Evelyn Beardmore, 102, of Ellsworth, KS, formerly of Waukon, died Thursday, June 8, 2023. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 10 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church. Inurnment will be at the church cemetery, both in rural New Albin. Friends may greet the family from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, August 9 at Martin - Grau Funeral Home in Waukon.
 

Tue
20
Jun

June Freilinger

June “Junebug” Violet Freilinger, 93, of Monona died Friday, June 16, 2023 at Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, June 22 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona with Rev. Martin Coolidge as the Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Patrick Catholic Church Cemetery, Monona.

June was born June 10, 1930 to Leonard and Freida (Schmidt) Hofeldt in Milboro, SD. She graduated from Winner High School in 1948 and attended two years of college in Minneapolis, MN.

September 22, 1951, June was united in marriage to Roderick Joseph Freilinger at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Monona. Six children were born to this union. They made their first home in Yuma, AZ until Rod was discharged from the Air Force. Upon being discharged they then moved to Frankville, where they farmed for several years until Rod started Freilinger Construction.

Mon
19
Jun

Julie Herman

Julie A. Herman, 54, of rural Lansing died peacefully Sunday, June 18, 2023 at her home. Memorial services will be held Friday, June 23 at 11 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating, and inurnment will be in the church cemetery, both in rural Waterville.

Friends may greet the family from 9 a.m. until time of services at the church Friday. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Julie Ann Herman was born April 10, 1969 in Waukon, the daughter of Charles Alfred and Helen Evelyn (Cole) Christianson. She was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, graduated from Waukon High School in 1987, and received her semi driving certificate from Minnesota State College in 2000.

Mon
19
Jun

LaVonne Ewing

LaVonne A. Ewing, 93, of Waukon died Monday, June 19, 2023 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 22 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Rev. Cathy Jurgens officiating. Burial will follow at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. Friends may greet the family from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Thursday at church. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

LaVonne Ann Ewing was born April 16, 1930 in Waukon, the daughter of Carl and Esther (Hermeier) Kugel. LaVonne was baptized at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ (UCC) in Waukon. She attended Ludlow #1 country school, graduated from Waukon High School, then completed normal training and was a country school teacher; later, LaVonne attended Luther College in Decorah.

Wed
14
Jun

Marlene and Harold Payne

A funeral mass for Harold and Marlene Payne will be held Saturday, June 17 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann - St. Joseph Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, followed by interment of ashes at St. Joseph’s Paint Rock Cemetery, Harpers Ferry. Memorial contributions may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association at https://www.alz.org/.

Marlene Payne
Marlene Eleanor (Delphey) Payne, age 82, passed away October 25, 2022.  She was born August 6, 1940 in Dubuque to Edward A. and Mildred (Hogan) Delphey.  She grew up in her beloved hometown of Harpers Ferry. Marlene later lived in Cedar Rapids, Binghamton, NY, and spent her final years in Fort Myers, FL.

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