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.

Mon
15
Feb

Mark Miller

Mark A. Miller, 66, of Waukon died Friday, February 12, 2021 at his son’s home in rural Waukon after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Mark always maintained a strong faith and positive outlook throughout his illness.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 16 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. A private family memorial service will be held at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks is encouraged.

Mark Allen Miller was born November 14, 1954 in Waukon, the son of Frederick and Marjorie (Bareis) Miller. He was baptized at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Postville, confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School.

Mark then graduated from college at Northeast Area One in Calmar with a degree in Farm Implement Mechanics in 1974.

Mon
15
Feb

Edward Lauerman, Jr.

Edward A. Lauerman, Jr. passed away peacefully January 31, 2021 at his home in Warrington, PA surrounded by his family. A Mass was held at Mary, Mother of the Redeemer Church and burial will be later in Waukon.

Ed was born July 24, 1937 in Sparta, WI to Ed and Marguerite Lauerman. Following graduation from Sparta High School he and his parents moved to Waukon.

In 1957 he started his banking career at Waukon State Bank as a bookkeeper. Throughout his banking career he was associated with Luana Savings Bank, Fidelity Bank and Trust in Dyersville, and Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank in Waukon where he served as President and CEO until his retirement. Upon his retirement he was recognized by the Iowa Bankers Association for 50 years in banking.

Mon
15
Feb

Dorothy Dittman

Dorothy Dittman, age 85, living most of her life in Clinton but most recently of Waukon, died Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Dorothy Ann was born January 8, 1936 to Herbert L. A. and Esther M. (Benzing) Schlitter in Waukon.

A memorial service is being held this Saturday, February 20 at 10 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, located at 1704 Green Valley Road NW in Waukon, with Pastor Matthew Majewski officiating. Burial is at Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton.
 

Thu
11
Feb

Wayne Hammel

Wayne J. Hammel, 84, of Lansing, formerly of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, February 8, 2021 at Thornton Manor Care Center, Lansing. Private Family Funeral Service was held Saturday, February 13. Burial is at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Arrangements are with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.

Wayne was born January 18, 1937 in Lansing, the son of Paul and Adeline (Troendle) Hammel. August 10, 1957, he married Karen Schulte at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waukon. Wayne and Karen settled in Cedar Rapids, where Wayne had multiple jobs throughout the years and ultimately built his own business remodeling and building homes.

Tue
09
Feb

Dennis Shepherd

Dennis “Denny” Shepherd, 80, of Manchester passed away Saturday, February 6, 2021 at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Private Mass is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 12 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Hiawatha.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, February 11 at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services in Cedar Rapids with a Rosary Service beginning at 7 p.m. Burial with Military Honors will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Friends and extended family are invited to watch the Mass via livestream. Please find the livestream link on Dennis’s tribute wall at https://www.stewartbaxter.com and share your support and memories with his family.

Tue
09
Feb

Jean Corrigan

Jean Corrigan, age 87, of Decorah died Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Barthell O.E.S Home in Decorah. Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Benedict Catholic Church, Decorah Tuesday, January 26 with Rev. Donald Hertges officiating. Interment was at St. Benedict Cemetery, Decorah.

Jean was born August 30, 1933 to Leo and Frieda (Wendler) Mathis in Lansing. Jean went to country school in first grade with only two students in the class. She then went to Waterville School where she graduated in 1951.

Jean married Cyril Corrigan in 1953. They moved to Decorah to start their married life together. In 1956, Jean started working for Wapsi Produce for Carl Nichols. In 1967, she got her first electric typewriter and in 1985 she got her first computer, learning it all from the book, no training. In 1998, she got her first fax machine.

Tue
09
Feb

Joseph Stammeyer, Sr.

Joseph C. Stammeyer, Sr., 80, of Waukon passed away Sunday, February 7, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his children. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, February 10 at 1 p.m. at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. Burial of ashes will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks is encouraged.

Joseph Carl Stammeyer, Sr. was born October 24, 1940 to Peter and Magdalena (Klemmer) Stammeyer. Joe grew up on a farm in St. Lucas, attending school at the St. Lucas grade school. Joe joined the Army as a young man, serving abroad as a mechanic in Germany and Turkey. Upon returning home, Joe took up work at Deco Products Co., where he met the love of his life, Carol Ehde.

Tue
09
Feb

Roger Russell

Roger T. Russell, 73, of Waukon died Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. A private family graveside service will be held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to Vicky Easton at P.O. Box 203, Waukon, IA 52172.

Roger Thomas Russell was born October 21, 1947 in Waukon, the son of Milton and Ethel (Haerer) Russell. He graduated from Waukon High School. Roger mowed lawn for several years at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon. He enjoyed working on lawnmowers and cars, watching Star Trek, NASCAR and football, and was an avid Minnesota Vikings fan.

Mon
08
Feb

Richard "Dick" Bloxham

Richard “Dick” C. Bloxham, 84, of Waukon died suddenly Saturday, February 6, 2021 at his home in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Thursday, February 11 at 1 p.m. at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon, with Pastor Kim Gates and Chuck Bloxham officiating. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services Thursday at the funeral home. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of a mask is required.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Veterans Memorial Hospital in support of the new clinic. Condolences may be sent to Edith Bloxham, 505 Taylor Street, Waukon, IA 52172.

Sun
07
Feb

Christopher Molitor

Christopher James Molitor, age 64, of Gilman died at his home Thursday, February 4, 2021. A private family funeral service was held Tuesday, February 9 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Grinnell. Burial was in St. Patrick Cemetery, Waukon.

Chris was born the son of Eldon and Carol (Stubbe) Molitor January 10, 1957 in Waukon. He was raised in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School with the class of 1975. Growing up on a farm, Chris spent many seasons balancing school and farm work with his dad and siblings. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture in 1980. He completed graduate work at all three major Iowa universities.

March 22, 1986, Chris was united in marriage to Deborah (Deb) Barker at St. Michael Catholic Church in Columbus, NE. Their marriage was blessed with a daughter, Amanda, and a son, Stephen. They lived in Columbus, NE for a short while and later, Melbourne. In 1991 they moved to Gilman and raised the children.

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