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
12
May

Dayton Fish

Dayton L. Fish, 65, of Luana died peacefully at home April 29, 2020 after a courageous 10-year battle with cancer. Dayton’s wishes included no formal services. He will be laid to rest at the Rossville Cemetery at a later date.

Dayton was born August 22, 1954, the son of Lester Vernon Fish and Lorna Ruth (Decker) Fish. He was the youngest of four boys. He was raised on the family farm outside of Rossville.

Tue
12
May

Leander “Lee” Pohlman

Leander M. “Lee” Pohlman, 74, of La Crosse, WI passed away Sunday May 3, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. A memorial service with military honors is being planned for a later date and will be announced in a future obituary notice. Burial will be in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Eitzen, MN.

Lee was born October 17, 1945 in La Crosse to Versell and Clara (Schroeder) Pohlman. He attended schools in New Albin and graduated from Kee High School in Lansing in 1963. Lee is a veteran having served in the United States Navy. He was an active member of the Roy L. Vingers American Legion Post 52 of La Crosse, always volunteering for the Friday fish frys. He also was a proud member of the 40 and 8.

June 12, 1971, Lee married Linda Olson at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eitzen, MN, and they later divorced. In 1988, he married Bonnie Larson in La Crosse and she preceded him in death the following year, 1989.

Tue
12
May

Mary Bresnahan

Mary E. Bresnahan, 100, of Waukon died Monday, May 11, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Arrangements are pending with Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
 

Tue
05
May

Gary Bahr

Gary A. Bahr, 74, of Waukon died Monday, May 4, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Graveside services were held Thursday, May 7 at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon assisted with arrangements. Condolences can be sent to Jason Bahr at 924 Second Street NW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Gary Allen Bahr was born March 1, 1946 in Waukon, the son of Charles “Chic” and Helen (Miller) Bahr. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1964. In 1967, Gary served in the U.S. Army and then was discharged to the National Guard.

May 14, 1966, he married Carol Ann Moen at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah. Gary farmed in Ludlow Township for several years and drove grain truck for several ag businesses in the Waukon area. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon.

Tue
05
May

Kevin Emerson

Kevin F. Emerson, 65, of Dorchester died Monday, April 27, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. The family will have a gathering at a later date at their farm in rural Dorchester. Condolences can be sent to Janice Emerson, 2626 Dead Horse Hollow Road Dorchester, IA 52140. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Kevin Floyd Emerson was born October 10, 1954 in La Crosse, WI, the son of Oliver and Emma “Chris” (Meiners) Emerson. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1972. June 2, 1973, he married Janice Kumpf at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Kevin and Janice farmed in the Dorchester and Waterville areas, where they raised crops and milked cows. They enjoyed taking trips to the Caribbean. Kevin was involved with the Republican Party at both the local and state levels.

Tue
05
May

James Palmer

James V. (Jim) Palmer, age 89, of Heartland, MO passed away Monday, April 13, 2020 at the Clarence Care Center in Clarence, MO. Due to CDC guidelines, a private graveside service was held Friday, April 17 at Heartland Cemetery. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Heartland Christian College. Arrangements are under the direction of the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home of Shelbina, MO.

Jim was born April 12, 1931 in Postville, the son of Merton and Mabel (Rupp) Palmer. He was united in marriage to Peggy (Chappell) Palmer November 24, 1955. They enjoyed more than 50 years of marriage and ministry together before she preceded him in death March 14, 2006. May 23, 2008 he married Harriet (Platz) Palmer, and they started a new chapter of serving God together.

Tue
05
May

Elva Steffenson

Elva C. Steffenson, 96, of Rochester, MN went home to be with the Lord May 2, 2020. There will be a private family visitation and graveside service at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethel Lutheran Church, 810 3rd Ave. SE, Rochester, MN.

Elva was born March 7, 1924 in Waterville to George and Ruth (Jacobson) Sorenson. She attended Waterville Elementary School, Waterville High School and Waukon Junior College. She graduated from Luther College in Decorah with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1945. She taught High School English in Calmar from 1945-1946 and also taught elementary music in Waterville, Harpers Ferry and Dorchester schools for 10 years. She later taught elementary music in the Rochester Public Schools in Minnesota for 17 years.

Tue
05
May

Gary Bahr

Gary A. Bahr, 74, of Waukon died Monday, May 4, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Arrangements are pending at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

 

Tue
28
Apr

Carol Bahr

Carol A. Bahr, 74, of Waukon died Monday, April 13, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Services will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements for the family. Condolences can be sent to Jenny Bahr Kugel at 40 West Main Street, Apartment 203, Waukon, IA 52172.

Carol Ann Bahr was born January 21, 1946 in Waukon, the daughter of Carl and Marian (Dahlen) Moen. She was baptized and confirmed at Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah and graduated from Waukon High School in 1964. May 14, 1966, she married Gary Bahr at Glenwood Lutheran Church. Carol was a bookkeeper for several businesses in Waukon and Hammel Jewelers in Decorah.

Tue
28
Apr

Eugene Engrav

Eugene Engrav was born in Waterville September 20, 1940 to Judith Katinka Anderson and Lawrence Engrav. He passed away January 4, 2020.

After Gene was born, his mother, Judith, contracted Polio and had to enter a sanatorium for one year after his birth for treatment. Gene’s father and his relatives cared for Gene while she received treatment.

Gene graduated from Waukon High School, where he participated on the football team. After high school Gene served in the Wisconsin National Guard and was trained as a medic.

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