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.

Sun
07
Aug

Kathryn Van Brocklin

Kathryn M. Van Brocklin, 83, of Lansing passed away Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at Thornton Manor surrounded by her loving family. A Christian Mass will be held Saturday, September 17 at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. A visitation will take place from 9 a.m. until the service at the church. Following graveside services, a luncheon and visitation will take place at the New Albin Community Center.

Kathryn Mabel Van Brocklin was born August 23, 1938 to Vincent and Edna (Halvorson) Strub in Lansing and graduated from St. George Catholic High School. She met the love of her life, who lived just up the road, and was united in marriage to Robert Van Brocklin November 11, 1960 in Lansing, where they built their life raising seven children.

Sun
07
Aug

Michael Jermier

Michael E. Jermier, 82, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Urbandale and Waukon, died Sunday, July 17, 2022 surrounded by his children. A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, August 20 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. Friends may greet the family from 9 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Charles City. In lieu of flowers, memorials are welcome.

Michael “Mike” Edward Jermier was born August 11, 1939 in Charles City, the son of George and Irene (Self) Jermier. Mike grew up in Charles City, where he attended school and met and married his high school sweetheart, Sharon Hanson, August 15, 1959.

Thu
04
Aug

Marlene "Mickey" Cook

Marlene “Mickey” L. Cook, 84, of Waukon died Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Private family graveside services will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon with Pastor Karla Johnson officiating. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. Memorials can be made to Oakland Cemetery, c/o Diane Oesterle at 1031 Maud Road, Waukon, IA 52172.

Marlene “Mickey” Louise Cook was born August 15, 1937 in Prairie du Chien, WI, the daughter of Frederick and Martha (Schroeder) Goebel. She graduated from Harpers Ferry High School. When Mickey was younger, she and her family raised horses, taking them on trail rides and to horse shows.

Tue
02
Aug

Linus “L” Liddle

Linus “L” Lavel Liddle, age 78, died unexpectedly July 18, 2022 at home of natural causes. A visitation and service was held Monday, July 25 at Everly-Wheatley Funeral Home in Alexandria, VA. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to At Home in Alexandria or the charity of your choice.

L was born May 18, 1944 in Fairbank. He was predeceased by his parents, Paul DeWitt Liddle and Ruth Geneva (Mork) Liddle; and his sister, Sonya Karlene (Liddle) Christianson, all of Iowa. L attended both Iowa State University and the University of Iowa. He was a 1962 graduate of Waukon High School.

He had a career with the federal government and worked in the (then) Civil Service Commission, the Bureau of the Census, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). He met his wife, Ann, at the Census Bureau and they were married March 16, 1974. L retired in 1995 (as did Ann). They enjoyed many years of retirement and travel and tried to stay out of each other’s way.

Tue
02
Aug

Mary (Howes) Flottmeyer

Our mother, Mary Catherine (Howes) Flottmeyer, 91, of La Crosse, WI died July 6, 2022 surrounded by her children and loved ones at Eagle Crest South in La Crosse. Funeral mass was held at Blessed Sacrament Church, La Crosse July 12, with Rev. Brian D. Konopa officiating. Burial took place in Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse. Online condolences may be left at www.blaschkeschneider.com.
 

Tue
24
Jan

Wilburt Topel

Wilburt William Topel of Milwaukee, WI passed away January 21, 2017 at the age of 90 years. Visitation will be held Friday, January 27 at Heritage Funeral Home, located at 6615 West Oklahoma Street in Milwaukee, WI, from 4-7 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday, January 28 at Wisconsin Memorial Park, located at 13235 West Capitol Drive in Brookfield, WI, from 10-11 a.m. with a service to follow at 11 a.m.

Wilburt was born April 23, 1926 in Linton Township, Allamakee County. He was the son of Herman and Selda (Timmerman) Topel and the loving husband of the late Lucille for 58 years. He was also the beloved father of Sandra Dowske, Vicki Topel, Russell (Wina) Topel and Dennis Topel; proud grandpa of seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and caring brother of Alfred Topel, Donald (Delores) Topel, Wayne (Barbara) Topel and Gary (Jamie) Topel. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Tue
24
Jan

Bernadette Unterberger

Bernadette “Sissie” Rose Unterberger, 93, of The Meadows-Shell Rock, formerly of Waterville, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 21 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly, with Fr. Bernie Grady and Fr. Lou Jaeger officiating. Burial of cremated remains will take place October 19, 2017, at St. Mary Cemetery in New Hampton.

Bernadette was born at home February 10, 1923 in New Hampton, the daughter of John and Rose (Tekippe) Eschweiler. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic School for eight years and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1940. During World War II she was employed at Chamberlains in Waterloo. She then worked at First National Bank in New Hampton, which she loved.

Tue
24
Jan

James Thomson

James Edward Thomson was born July 5, 1926 in Waukon to Edward Thomson and Emma Sorlie Thomson, and died January 17, 2017 at Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. A private graveside service will be held at a future date at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.

June 10, 1951, James was united in marriage with Virginia Lee Peck at Garner. They had three children, John Thomson, Jeanne James and Janice Thomson, and two grandchildren, Andrew James and Clementine Gilbert. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Thomson, in 2015.

James was educated in the Waukon public schools, graduating from Waukon High School in the class of 1943. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls in 1949; attended graduate school at the University of Colorado and University of Iowa; and received a J.D. degree from the University of Iowa Law School in 1956.

Tue
24
Jan

Helen Evanson

Helen Delores Evanson, 91, of Waukon died Friday afternoon, January 20, 2017 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, January 27 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon and one hour before services Saturday at the church.

Helen Delores Aure Evanson was born May 11, 1925 in Waukon to Haftor and Emelia (Engen) Aure. Helen was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek in rural Waterville. She was raised on the family farm and attended the Fan School in rural Waukon.

Tue
24
Jan

Barbara Homewood

Barbara A. Homewood, 58, of Waukon died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser  officiating. Friends may call one hour before the services Saturday at the church.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.
 

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