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.

Fri
20
Jan

Lloyd Schutte

Lloyd Helmuth Schutte, 86, of Castalia died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society, Waukon. Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 21 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the Officiant. Burial was at Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Lloyd was born July 11, 1930 to Elmer C. and Marie (Backhaus) Schutte on the family farm near Castalia. He was baptized August 23, 1930 and confirmed April 2, 1944 at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia. Lloyd graduated from Postville High School in 1948.

Fri
20
Jan

Stanley Schulte

Stanley “Stan” Norbert Schulte, 57, of McGregor, formerly of New Albin, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at his home in McGregor. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 21 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin with Reverend John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in New Albin.

Stanley was born August 20, 1959 to Norbert and Rita (Kelly) Schulte in Spring Grove, MN. He graduated from Kee High School in 1977. Stan always enjoyed a good game of cards and playing bingo. He really enjoyed the many family trips to the cabin resorts in northern Minnesota, especially the long pontoon rides on the lakes.  Most of all, he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Fri
20
Jan

Catherine Thayer

Catherine Ann Thayer, 76, of Dallas Center, formerly of West Des Moines, passed away surrounded by her family Thursday, January 19, 2017 at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. Services were held Monday, January 23 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waukee. Burial followed at Beaver Catholic Cemetery near Granger.

Catherine was born January 11, 1941 in Waukon to Walton and Mary (Baxter) Mellick. After graduating from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, she attended and graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in Cedar Rapids in 1962. Catherine started her career in nursing at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Thu
19
Jan

Robert "Bob" Axmear

Robert J. Axmear, 65, of Waukon died Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at his home. A visitation was held Saturday, January 21 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Robert James Axmear was born February 23, 1951 in Sigourney, the son of Kenneth and Joan (Herdliska) Axmear. He graduated from high school in Keswick and married Kathy Harris. The couple lived in North English and had one daughter, Nickie; they divorced after three years.

Bob moved to Iowa City and worked for Ron’s Welding and was also a heavy equipment operator for Pella Road Construction and Shamrock’s Construction. June 5, 1976, he married Mary L. Welch in Iowa City; they had one daughter, Kristina.

In 1980, Bob had an accident, breaking his neck and forcing him to retire early. He always had a passion to renovate a Victorian house and finally realized his dream when his uncle-in-law found him a house in Waukon. Bob and Mary moved into the house in Waukon in 1991, and he fixed it up beautifully.

Wed
18
Jan

Alice Quint

Alice Irene Quint, 90, of Marshalltown, formerly of Harpers Ferry and Aurora, died peacefully Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Iowa Veterans Home, Marshalltown. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 21 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at Winthrop, with Father David Beckman officiating. Interment was in Paint Rock Cemetery near Harpers Ferry.

Alice Irene Quint was born April 27, 1926 in rural Cedar Falls, the daughter of Clarence and Esther Stimson Popp. She attended school in Masonville and graduated from Lamont High School.

Alice was united in marriage to Nick Quint April 19, 1945 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Winthrop. To this union were born four children: Nick, Judy, Steve and Dan.

Tue
17
Jan

Stanley Larson

Stanley (Stan) Norman Larson, 68, of Lansing was taken by the Lord January 6, 2017 at 7:15 p.m. Funeral Services were held Friday, January 13 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. Rev. Steve Oden was the Officiant.

The following is written with a sister's perspective:

Stan was born July 23, 1948 at St Francis Hospital in La Crosse, WI to Norman Stanley Larson and Doris (Cordes) Larson. I think Stan was born with a fishing pole in one hand and a bow in the other. He spent his childhood playing cowboys and Indians. He (along with his sisters, Lois and June, and two brothers, Dan and David) would take the cane poles, cross the highway and fish the banks of Lake Onalaska. It was 1960 (I believe) our mother moved the family to Iowa, where Stan took advantage of the woods and the Mississippi River.

Tue
17
Jan

Phyllis Welch

Phyllis M. Welch, 84, of Waukon died Monday, January 9, 2017 at her home in Waukon. Funeral services were held Thursday, January 12 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Lycurgus Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Phyllis Martha Welch was born October 6, 1932 in Waukon, the daughter of Charles and Florence (Roffman) Ewing. She graduated from Waukon High School. October 31, 1953, she married Ambrose Welch at St. Mary's Lycurgus Catholic Church in rural Waukon. Phyllis was a preschool teacher for many years at St. Patrick Nursery School in Waukon and was a waitress at the Waukon Inn for several years.

She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the Allamakee Antique Auto Club. Phyllis enjoyed playing cards, working in her garden, canning, dancing and going to the Boat. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Tue
17
Jan

John Duffy

John William Duffy, 64, of Moundsview, MN died December 20, 2016 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. A service with immediate family was held December 30 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester.

John is survived by his partner, Sheila Jenkins; his mother, Lois Duffy; his siblings: Kathy (Lloyd) McIntire, James Duffy, Karen Donaldson, Betty (Dave) Tostenson, Judy (Robert) Nelson, Jane Duffy, Linda Duffy and Sharon (Scott) Wiseland; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, John “Jack” Duffy; and his siblings: Diane Brazel, Frank Duffy and Carol Duffy.
 

Mon
16
Jan

Bernadette Unterberger

Bernadette “Sissie” Rose Unterberger, 93, of The Meadows-Shell Rock, formerly of Waterville, died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 21 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly, with Fr. Bernie Grady and Fr. Lou Jaeger officiating.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until service time at the church Saturday. Burial of cremated remains will take place October 19, 2017 at St. Mary Cemetery in New Hampton.
Memorials may be directed to the family and on-line condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly is in charge of arrangements.

Fri
13
Jan

Sylvia Marti

Sylvia B. Marti, 97, of Waukon died Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 14 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Sylvia Belle Marti was born July 13, 1919 in a cabin in Allamakee County, rural Rossville; she was the daughter of Jesse and Mary (Huff) Fish. She attended country school through the eighth grade.

December 24, 1935, Sylvia married Victor U. Marti at the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah. The couple moved to Atkins and Sylvia worked as a waitress at the Cedar Rapids Grey Hound bus depot. In the 1960s, Sylvia and Victor purchased a farm near Rossville; as a parting gift, her coworkers gave her a little pig to take to the new farm. Victor remained in Cedar Rapids to live and work while Sylvia and their children moved to and ran the farm.

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