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
17
Aug

Lynn Kerker

Lynn E. Kerker, age 97, of Dubuque, formerly of East Dubuque, IL, passed away peacefully August 10, 2021 surrounded by her family. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, August 14 at St. Luke’s UMC in Dubuque. Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke’s UMC, or Hospice of Dubuque.

Lynn was born in Millboro, SD to Guy and Alice (Dick) Clover. Her family moved to Council Bluffs when she was a baby. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School. She married her first love, Earl J. Kerker, in Hiawatha, KS November 23, 1946. Their first date was the day before he left for the Army, and they wrote letters for three years during the war.

Thu
12
Aug

Harold Marti

Harold B. Marti, 87, of rural Lansing died Monday, August 9, 2021 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 14 at the First Presbyterian Church fellowship hall in Waukon with Pastor Rick Vis officiating. Burial was at Lansing Ridge Cemetery, rural Lansing.

Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Lansing Ridge Cemetery or Trees Forever.

Harold Benjamin Marti was born February 13, 1934 in Waukon, the son of Benjamin and Flora (Schellhammer) Marti. He was baptized at the Lansing Ridge Presbyterian Church, attended Lycurgus School in rural Waukon through eighth grade, and graduated from Waukon High School in 1952.

Tue
10
Aug

Pamela Croyle

Pamela Susan Croyle, 65, of Waukon passed away July 29, 2021 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Pam was cremated through Iowa Cremation and there will be a Celebration of Life held Saturday, August 21 from 4-7 p.m. at the FreedomBank basement in Waukon. A potluck style meal will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Pamela Susan Croyle was born December 2, 1955 to Mark and Marie (Kelly) Croyle in Waukon. Pam raised her children on a farm in rural Lansing with her former husband, Dean (Beanzy) Schellhammer, until she moved to town in 2008.

Tue
10
Aug

Jennifer Ira

The family of Jennifer Ira will be celebrating her life Saturday, August 21 from 6-9 p.m. at the Inwood Ballroom in Spillville. All are invited to share a favorite story, toast, laugh or hug in honor of this remarkable woman one year after passing.

Tue
10
Aug

Lawrence Anderson

Lawrence (Larry) Roger Anderson, beloved father, son, brother and friend, passed away in Arizona February 7, 2020 after a brief illness. A celebration of Lawrence’s life and burial will be held August 14 at 1 p.m. at the West Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church, 1351 Elon Drive, Waterville.

Lawrence was born in Waukon to Gladys and Rudolf Anderson, joining his older brother, John Anderson, and later siblings Rudy Anderson and Karen Soper.

Lawrence grew up on the family farm and spent his early years helping out with farm chores, playing basketball and studying. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1953 at the age of 17 and talked his parents into signing the waiver allowing him to enlist in the Air Force. Lawrence served in the Korean War and enjoyed sharing many stories from his time in the Air Force. He was proud to serve his country and strongly identified as a veteran.

Tue
10
Aug

Robert Forde

Robert Forde, age 65, of Decorah died Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. A Celebration of Life and Memory was held Saturday, August 7 at Big Canoe Lutheran Church, Decorah with Rev. Waldemar Gies officiating. Interment was at Iowa River Cemetery.

Robert Odell Forde was born August 7, 1955 to Omer and E. Shirley (Berge) Forde at the Smith Memorial Hospital in Decorah. He was baptized and confirmed at the Big Canoe Lutheran Church. He attended grade school at Pleasant #1 through eighth grade. Robert was a member of the FFA at the Decorah High School and graduated from there in 1973.

Tue
10
Aug

Sharon (Liddiard) Neises

Sharon A. Neises, age 78, of Patch Grove, WI passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. A Memorial Mass of Resurrection was held Friday, August 6 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Patch Grove, WI with Father John Meinholz officiating. Inurnment was in Patch Grove Cemetery.

Sharon was born July 9, 1943 in Waukon, the daughter of Edward and Jean (O’Neill) Liddiard. She graduated from Waukon High School. Sharon married Arthur Neises, Jr. October 26, 1963 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon.

Sharon worked as a Bank Manager for Peoples State Bank in Patch Grove for numerous years. She loved to read, listen to music, go camping, boating and ride her UTV around the area. Most importantly, she loved spending time with family.

Tue
10
Aug

Ruth Hamm

Ruth O. Hamm, 89, of Waukon, formerly of Dubuque, died Friday, August 6, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Holmen, WI. Per Ruth’s wishes, no services are planned at this time. A burial of ashes will be at Sixteen Cemetery in rural Monona. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, please send a donation in Ruth’s name to Tina’s K-9 Rescue at 8838 County Highway I, Sparta, WI 54656. Tina’s K-9 Rescue took in Ruth’s dog, Jed, when she moved away from the farm and wasn’t able to care for him.

Ruth Olive Hamm was born February 29, 1932 in rural Harpers Ferry, the daughter of Andrew Nathan and Floy Olive (Clausen) Jones. At age 14, she left home to become a nanny so she could attend high school in Luana. She played basketball and in 1950, her high school team went to State. She made the three-pointer at the last second to get them to the State game.

Sun
08
Aug

Dorothy Klocke

Dorothy M. Klocke, 97, of Waukon died Thursday, August 5, 2021 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, August 9 at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in rural Postville with Karla Johnson officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Society or Veterans Memorial Hospital, both in Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Dorothy Marie Klocke was born February 16, 1924 in Jefferson Township, rural Waukon, the daughter of Edward and Caroline (Wacker) Schoenthal. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, attended Jefferson #1 country school, and graduated from Waukon High School.

Thu
05
Aug

Mary Malanaphy Schrandt Manning

Mary Malanaphy Schrandt Manning, age 91, of Decorah passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Wellington Place in Decorah. Mass of Christian Burial was at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah Friday, August 6 with Rev. Daniel Knipper and Deacon Pat Malanaphy officiating. Interment was at St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery, Decorah.

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