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.

Tue
25
Oct

Gilbert “Roy” Roderick

Gilbert Leroy Roderick, born August 18, 1933 in Waukon, died Sunday, October 16, 2022 in St. Anthony, MN. A Celebration of Life will be held in Waukon in June of 2023.

Known locally as Leroy or Roy, Gilbert attended one-room schools until middle school. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1951. Gilbert was the fifth child born to Anne Marie Huffman and William Gilbert Roderick.

After graduating high school, he worked at odd jobs helping farmers, demolishing a school, etc. until he was called up for military duty. He was sent to Korea and, for fans of the television show “MASH”, he was the Radar O’Reilly of his unit. When his tour with the Army was completed, he enrolled in the Iowa State College of Engineering. After completing his degree, Gilbert (Roy) worked for the Bureau of Reclamation where he was involved in the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam.

Tue
25
Oct

Kim Volker

Kim Volker, 70, of Lansing passed away peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family, Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. A celebration of life and memory sharing time will be held this Saturday, November 5 at 12 p.m. at TJ Hunters Banquet Hall in Lansing.

Friends may greet the family from 11 a.m. until the start of the celebration of life Saturday at TJ Hunters. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home in Lansing is assisting the family.

Kim Volker was born June 12, 1952 in Waterloo, the son of Frederick and Maxine (Combs) Volker. To help with his vision issues, Kim attended the Iowa Braille and Sight Saving School in Vinton. He remained involved with the school and the students throughout his life.

August 18, 1972, Kim married Deborah Cagley at St. Nicholas Parish in Evansdale. They made their home in Waterloo until 1986, when they moved their family to Lansing for some peace and quiet.

Fri
21
Oct

Joyce Kuhse

Joyce Ann Kuhse, 92, of Postville passed away Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union. There will be a Private Family Funeral held at Waterville Lutheran Church with Rev. Lynn Noel as the Officiant. Burial will be at Waterville Lutheran Cemetery, Waterville at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Postville Area Ambulance, Waterville Lutheran Cemetery or the charity of your choice.

Joyce Ann Johnson Snitker Kuhse was born November 16, 1929 in Waterville to Bernhart and Thora (Storla) Johnson. She graduated from Waterville High School. June 13, 1948, Joyce married Donald L. Snitker at the Waterville Lutheran Church. To this union nine children were born. Donald passed away in 1971. In 1973, Joyce was united in marriage with Dale Kuhse. Dale passed away in 2001.

Fri
21
Oct

Larry Olson

Larry Allen Olson, the son of Milton and Donna Mae Olson, was born July 8, 1953. He passed away peacefully at home Saturday, October 15, 2022. He was 69 years old.

Funeral Service was held Friday, October 21 at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder with Pastor Marshall Hahn as the officiant. Burial followed at Marion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Gunder.

Larry graduated from Postville High School in 1971. He married his high school sweetheart, Cindy Winters, July 1, 1972 at Frankville Presbyterian Church. To this union two children were born, Heather and Jarrod. Larry and Cindy had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past summer.

Larry’s gruff exterior quickly faded away to those who knew him best. To those that knew him well he was the kindest, most generous man. His big heart and funny sense of humor brought joy to those in his life. He loved spending time with his family, especially his three grandchildren.

Wed
19
Oct

Patrick Curtin

Patrick J. Curtin, 78, of Waukon died Monday, October 17, 2022 at his home. Funeral services were held Friday, October 21 at St. John the Baptist - West Ridge Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating, and burial was in the church cemetery. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Patrick Joseph Curtin was born May 5, 1944 in Waukon, the son of Joseph and Eleanor (Casey) Curtin. He was baptized and confirmed at St John the Baptist - West Ridge Church and attended St. Patrick School in Waukon.

As a young man, he went right into farming, something he loved. He found the love of his life, Kathryn O’Neill, who lived over the valley of West Ridge. The two became one through marriage July 4, 1964 and raised a family of five on the farm. Pat taught his kids the love of farming and good work ethic. Pat and Kate milked cows for years as a team and always enjoyed their beef herd.

Wed
19
Oct

Valerie Fox

Valerie J. Fox died Monday, October 3, 2022 from complications of Multiple Sclerosis. A Celebration of Life will be held Thursday, October 20 at the Wexford Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at 1416 Great River Road, Lansing. Friends and relatives may visit from 3-7 p.m. Contact 563-586-2312 for any questions.

Val was born March 28, 1950 in Columbus, MS. Her parents were Edwin Claude and Wenonah Mitchell. She graduated from Stephen D. Lee High School in Columbus in 1968 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1971 from Mississippi State College for Women (now called Mississippi University for Women).

Val married Roy D. Rodgers in 1970, living in Alexandria, LA, Grand Prairie, TX, and then back in Columbus, where she was employed by Columbus Air Force Base for 30 years. She retired in 2006 as a contract administrator.

Wed
19
Oct

Howard Seibert

Howard Seibert, 68, died Thursday, October 6, 2022 at his home in Harpers Ferry. A celebration of his life will be held November 10 from 4-8 p.m. at Green Valley Getaway in Waukon. Food will be provided, and anyone that knew him is welcome to attend.

Howard was born July 13, 1954 in Waukon to the late John and Norma (Klein) Seibert. His youth was spent working on the family farm in Ludlow where he developed a lifelong love of caring for animals and working with his hands. He married Rhonda Bloxham in 1977, and they made a home south of Waukon where they raised three boys.

Howard recently remarked that the best time of his life was when his boys were little. He enjoyed taking his sons on jobs and teaching them the importance of hard work. He also enjoyed taking them fishing, to flea markets, and to Effigy Mounds.

Wed
19
Oct

Gary Lane

Gary D. Lane, 82, of Waukon died Sunday, October 16, 2022 at his home in Waukon. Graveside services with militaryhonors will be held at a later date in the spring of 2023 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Gary Dennis Lane was born January 13, 1940 in Waukon, the son of Claude and Marjorie (Duggan Gazlay) Lane. He attended St. Patrick Catholic School in Waukon and served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1960, where he received his GED. When he was younger, he lived in Virginia, Ohio and Indiana.

April 20, 1963, he married Helen Strozewski in Niagara Falls, NY. Gary worked for Bates and Rogers Construction as a laborer for three years, before he became construction manager for the company and served as an officer before retiring from the company. In 1985, he and Helen, along with their son, Derik, moved to the Dorchester
area.

Wed
19
Oct

James Miller

James Masen Miller, 66, of Volga passed away peacefully, after an enduring illness, in his home of 54 years. A memorial service was held Sunday, October 16 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Volga. Private family interment will be at a later date. Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elkader assisted the family.

Jim was born February 14, 1956 to William Lowell and Arlys (Norcross) Miller, the youngest of three siblings. He spent a portion of his youth in Cedar Falls until 1968 when the family moved to Volga to plant their roots at Spring Valley Ranch. It was there he discovered his love of mechanics, ranching and photography. He graduated from Central High School in 1975. From there, he pursued his diesel mechanics certification and began to take part in the daily operations of the ranch.

Fri
14
Oct

Maxine Campbell

Maxine Campbell, 93, of Clive, formerly of Waukon, died Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Memorial services were held Tuesday, October 18 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon. Martin - Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled the arrangements.

Madonna Maxine Campbell was born June 4, 1929 in Waukon, the daughter of John and Mabel (Dougherty) Huffman. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Pius Catholic Church at Cherry Mound in rural Harpers Ferry. Maxine attended elementary school in Rossville and graduated from Waukon High School in 1946.

August 3, 1957, she was united in marriage to James Robert Campbell at St. Pius Catholic Church at Cherry Mound. They were blessed with six children: Jay, Brad (Mary), Kent, Kristen (Jeffrey) Nichols, Eric (Valerie), and Dana (Brian) Ardary.

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