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.

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William "Bill" Downing

February 28, 2022, William “Bill” Downing was called home by our Heavenly Father. Please join us June 25, 2022 when we celebrate his life at Smithfield Cemetery, Monona.

Bill was born in Waukon October 15, 1932 to Vern and Bernice Downing. He was one of six children. He had four brothers: Dean, who currently resides in Postville, and Robert, Neale and Gary, who all preceded him in death. One sister, the apple of their eyes, Darlene Kadera, also preceded him in death.

After serving in the United States Navy, he moved to Monrovia, CA with his then wife, Evie, to work with his brother, Bob. His three children, Bill Jr., Susan Bernice and David John, were born there. He later moved to Ventura, CA, where he worked for McFarland Trailer Center.

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John Ashbacher

John Albert Ashbacher, age 91, formerly of Waukon, went home to be with the Lord Friday, March 11, 2022. Funeral service will be held at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Evansville, WI Wednesday, March 16 at 1 p.m. A visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the funeral service. A graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon March 17 at 1 p.m.

John was born December 9, 1930 in the French Creek area of rural Lansing, the son of Harold and Louise (Scharping) Ashbacher. He attended a one-room country school through eighth grade. He played football, basketball and baseball for Waukon High School before graduating in 1948.

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Donald Manning

Don (Donald) “Duck” Anthony Manning, age 71, of Lansing passed away March 10, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Honoring Don’s wishes, he will be cremated, and there will be no visitation, funeral or memorial service. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Don was born June 2, 1950, the fourth child of Cyril and Vi (Augedahl) Manning of Lansing. He graduated from Kee High School, Lansing in 1968. Don married Rose Mary Marti August 28, 1969 in Crystal Falls, MI.

Don worked as a body man for the Ford Garage and for Dave Moritz at Crash Control, Lansing. In 1973, he began as a machine operator for LaVern Christoffer. In 1975, Don went to work for Mueller Pipeline as a union machine operator. In 1984, Don began working as an operator for Dave Christoffer, until his early retirement.

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07
Mar

Jill (Schwartzhoff) Sharon

Jill Marie Sharon, 48, of Eitzen, MN gracefully made her way to her Eternal Home Wednesday, March 2, 2022. She died at her home surrounded by family and loved ones after a courageous 21-month battle with cancer.

Visitation will be Friday, March 11 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Dorchester. Funeral is scheduled for Saturday, March 12 at 10:30 a.m. with visitation an hour prior. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, MN is assisting the family and online condolences may be given at mccormickfuneralhome.net.

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07
Mar

Merlyn Klocke

Merlyn Klocke, 85, of Waterloo died Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 12 at Unity Presbyterian Church, Waterloo with military rites by Hudson AMVETS and Iowa Army National Guard Honor Guard.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 11 at Locke on 4th, located at 1519 West 4th Street in Waterloo. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Merlyn was born July 4, 1936 on the family farm in Waukon, son of Reuben and Margaret (Miene) Klocke. He attended Waukon schools and then moved to Cedar Rapids working at Wilson Packing Plant for several years before enlisting in the United States Army (1959-1961), where he was stationed in Germany. After his honorable discharge, he farmed with his parents.

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Mar

Helen Knuppe

Helen F. Knuppe, 77, of Waukon died Monday, February 28, 2022 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 3 at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating and with burial in the church cemetery. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Helen Frances Knuppe was born March 18, 1944 in Des Moines, the daughter of Lester Brainard and Rita Knuppe. She spent some of her early years at various children’s homes in the Des Moines area until 1961, when she moved to rural Waukon to live with her mother, Rita, and Harold Severson.

Helen received her education from a number of sources at the various places she lived while growing up and continued learning throughout her life. After living with Rita and Harold, Helen lived in an apartment on her own in Waukon for several years before moving to Makee Manor in Waukon. She has been a resident at the Good Samaritan Society since 2009.

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01
Mar

Norbert Palmer

Norbert James Palmer, 90, of Waukon died Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, February 19 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Military honors were held outside the church following the service.

Norbert James Palmer was born July 18, 1931 on Big Foot Road, Linton Township, Allamakee County, the first-born son of Emmett Earl Palmer and Florence Evelyn Klees Palmer. He was baptized and confirmed at Rossville Presbyterian Church, Rossville.

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William Ronnfeldt

William N. Ronnfeldt, age 84, of Omaha, NE passed away February 25, 2022. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 3 from 5-7 p.m. at the West Center Chapel, located at 7805 West Center Road in Omaha, NE. A graveside service is scheduled for Friday, March 4 at 9 a.m. at Omaha National Cemetery with military honors. Funeral service will be held Friday, March 4 at 11 a.m. at Rejoice! Lutheran Church, 2556 South 138th Street in Omaha, NE.

The family requests everyone wear masks for visitation and services. To view a live broadcast of the funeral service, go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page. Memorials are suggested to Hope West Food Pantry or Food Bank for the Heartland.

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Arlene King

Arlene H. King, 90, of Waukon died Thursday, February 24, 2022 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Graveside services will be held Saturday, March 5 at 11 a.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon with Pastor Cathy Jurgens officiating. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Arlene Hazel King was born October 27, 1931 at the Hall Hospital in Waukon, the daughter of Edward and Hazel (Turk) Hansmeier. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ. Arlene and her family lived on a farm three and half miles east of Waukon, where she attended Elk Country School through the fourth grade. Her father passed away and the family moved into town, where she then attended school.

November 19, 1949, she married Bernard King at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Arlene worked at Heimer Supervalu and Northern Engraving.

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Feb

Donald McCormick

Donald J. McCormick, 74, of Harpers Ferry died suddenly Saturday, February 26, 2022. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 1 at St. Pius Cherry Mound Catholic Church in rural Harpers Ferry with Fr. Sean Smith officiating. Burial was held in the church cemetery. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Don McCormick was born April 2, 1947 to Emmett J. and Dorothy A. (Duball) McCormick in Prairie du Chien, WI. He grew up on the family farm in rural Harpers Ferry and graduated from Waukon High School in 1966. He married Sharyn McKee September 14, 1968 and continued his passion for farming on their acreage just a couple miles from the homestead.

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