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
09
Mar

Pamela Haney

Pamela K. Haney, 52, of McGregor passed away peacefully February 24, 2021 after a long illness. The family will have a private service in the spring at Big Canoe Lutheran Church, Decorah.

Pamela Kay Haney was born September 15, 1968 to Reginald and Ann (Lunde) Haney. She graduated from Kee High School in Lansing. Pam worked in Lansing and McGregor and also in the east as a nanny. She was an amazing artist, loved nature and was the kindest person.

She was preceded in death by her father, Reginald Haney, along with all of her grandparents and many aunts and uncles. Survivors include her mother, Ann; her brothers and sisters, Regina (Kevin) Ashbacher, Steve Haney, Dave Haney, Brian Haney and Karen (Lynn) Henning; her nieces and nephews, Taylor and Tanner Haney, Gary, Scott and Brett Gibbs, and Khloe Henning; and her longtime friend and partner in life, Ronald “Shawn” Kleinow; along with great-nieces and great-nephews.

Tue
09
Mar

Kenneth Wendel

Kenneth Storla Wendel, 91, of Postville, our dearest husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully with his family by his side Friday, February 26, 2021. Funeral services were held privately at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, with interment immediately following at Postville Cemetery.

Kenny was born  November 8, 1929 to Earl G. and Olga S. (Storla) Wendel on the family farm just south of Churchtown. In 1934 the family moved to a farm north of Waterville. Kenny graduated from Waterville High School in 1948. He also began working on the farm with his father, learning to farm and milk cows.

September 16, 1950, he was united in marriage to Marcella A. Cowell at the Volney Methodist Church. Kenneth and Marcella moved to a farm in the Postville area in 1963. Kenneth’s parents also moved at that time and his father continued to assist with work on the farm.

Tue
09
Mar

Pamela Norton

Pamela A. Norton, age 71, of Windsor, WI passed away peacefully Friday, March 5, 2021. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Friday, March 12 at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 623 Jefferson Street in DeForest, WI, with Fr. Kumud Nayak presiding. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass Friday at the church. Burial will be at St. Olaf Catholic Cemetery, also in DeForest, WI.

Pam was born May 16, 1949 near Waterville to Joseph and Eunice (Gavin) Norton. She graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Waukon in 1967. Pam worked at Colonial Manor Nursing Home for 20 years and retired from St. Mary’s Care Center as an office manager in 2011.

She was a devout Catholic and faithful member of St. Olaf Catholic Church.

Mon
08
Mar

Janet Snitker

Janet L. Snitker, 83, of Waukon died Friday, March 5, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 9 at Salem United Church of Christ with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating, and burial was in the church cemetery in rural Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Janet Lucille Snitker was born July 27, 1937 in Waukon, the daughter of Herbert Palmer and Clara (Olson) Larsen. She was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church, attended Jefferson #1 country school in rural Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1955.

Tue
02
Mar

Robert Kolsrud

Robert H. Kolsrud, 90, of Waukon died Sunday, February 28, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 6 at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial with military honors was in the church cemetery.

Robert Howard Kolsrud was born January 15, 1931 in Waukon, the son of Helmer and Emma (Busness) Kolsrud. Robert grew up on a farm outside of Waterville. He was baptized and confirmed at East Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waterville and attended Waterville schools.

Growing up as an only child, Robert enjoyed horseback riding, fishing and hunting with his dog, Blue. His mom endured some health issues which imprisoned her to a nursing home when Robert was nine years old. Robert had a cream route with the Waterville Creamery at age 16 and also used a hand plow to plow gardens for others as a side job.

Tue
02
Mar

Juliet “Judy” Mahr

Juliet Doris (Sollien) “Judy” Mahr of Lime Springs passed away suddenly February 22, 2021 in Northwood at the age of 94. Mass of Christian Burial for Judy was held for family and close friends Saturday, February 27 at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco with Father Jacob Rouse officiating. Burial took place at Calvary Catholic Cemetery following the service.

Judy was born November 5, 1926 in Spring Grove, MN to Johannes and Dora (Auna) Sollien and raised in Quandahl where she enjoyed her work at the Highlandville Store and held numerous other jobs in the area. Judy met the love of her life, Eugene “Gene” Mahr, at Matter’s Ballroom in Decorah. They married July 21, 1947 in Dorchester.

Gene and Judy worked together every day of their married lives. Most of those years were spent farming and raising their large family of 11 children. In 1960, they found their forever home and moved to Howard County in Iowa.

Tue
02
Mar

Joan Williams

Joan (Wendt) Williams, 81, formerly of Marshalltown, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. To honor her wishes, cremation rites will be given and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 3 at Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time. For further information or to send her family a condolence, please visit mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234.

Joan Yvonne Williams was born March 29, 1939 in Manchester, the daughter of Clarence and Eva (Bacon) Wendt. She grew up there and graduated from Manchester High School with the Class of 1957. September 26, 1958, she was united in marriage to James Williams in Delaware. The couple made their home on Seventh Street in Marshalltown, which was a great neighborhood with many great mothers living on that street.

Tue
02
Mar

James Hosch

James L. Hosch, 80, of Maquoketa passed away Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at Jackson County Regional Medical Center in Maquoketa. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Jim was born April 6, 1940 in Randolph, NE, the son of Leo and Marjorie (Bullock) Hosch. He married Carol Ann Greenawald October 18, 1958 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Monticello. Jim loved the outdoors, especially fishing. Jim enjoyed his many years in sales. He cherished the many memories with all of his family.

Tue
02
Mar

David Iseli

David G. Iseli, 65, of Waukon died Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Private family services will take place at a later date and inurnment will be held in Lansing Ridge Cemetery, rural Lansing.

Cards can be sent to John Iseli at 1244 Parsley Drive, Waukon, IA 52172. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

David Gordon Iseli was born March 26, 1955 in Waukon, the son of Fred and Gladys (Johnson) Iseli. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lansing and graduated from Waukon High School. Dave farmed with his father in Center Township for several years. He married Kathleen “Kathy” Keaveny in La Crosse, WI, where they lived and Dave worked for the United States Postal Service. They later divorced. Dave enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors.

Tue
02
Mar

Paul Meier

Paul F. Meier, 58, of Waukon died Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Caledonia Rehab and Retirement in Caledonia, MN. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 6 at the First Baptist Church in Waukon with Rev. Duane Smith officiating. Memorials may be made to the family for later designation.

Paul Frederick, son of James and Alaine (Herman) Meier, was born September 1, 1962 in Waukon. He was baptized and confirmed in the Baptist Faith. Paul received his education in the Waukon Schools and would later receive his G.E.D. while serving in the United States Army Reserves.

Paul served in the United States Army Reserves, where he was trained in operating heavy equipment. He was a member of the IUOE 234 working as a heavy equipment operator for many years until his health no longer permitted.

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