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
28
Apr

Annette Schoh

Annette H. Schoh, 82, of New Albin died Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at her home in New Albin. It was Annette’s final wishes that she be cremated with a personal and private service with her family. Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time.

Annette was born to Earl and Bertha (Jensen) Wohlers October 17, 1937. She graduated in 1955 from New Albin High School.

Annette was united in marriage with Donald Schoh March 30, 1957 at St. Peters United Church of Christ in New Albin. Eight children were born to this union. Annette was a member of the New Albin VFW Auxiliary and also a member of the Ladies Aid Society for The United Church of Christ in New Albin. Prior to her retirement, Annette worked about 10 years as a supervisor for Able, Inc. in La Crescent MN, a group home for people with developmental disabilities.

Tue
28
Apr

Tom Magnusson

Tom Magnusson passed away peacefully at the age of 76 in San Diego, CA at the home of his cousin, Marty and Barb Seeley. As hard as he tried to beat the cancer, he lost the battle after 2-1/2 weeks in hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held later this summer at the Red Pines Bar & Grill in Onalaska, WI.

Thomas Kenneth Magnusson was born December 18, 1943 in La Crosse, WI, the third child of Horace and Edith (Roeder) Magnusson. He grew up in Lansing along the beautiful Mississippi River and graduated from St. George High School in 1961.

Tue
28
Apr

Wesley Goeke

Wesley Samuel Goeke, 86, lifelong resident of Waukon, died Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Inurnment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. A celebration of Wes’s life will be held at a later date.

Martin Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences can be sent to Scott Ellingson, 951 East Third Street, Wanamingo, MN  55983. Memorials may be directed to Veterans Memorial Hospital.

Wes Samuel Goeke was born September 22, 1933 in Waukon, the son of George and Gertrude (Shindoll) Goeke. He attended Waukon public schools and graduated as valedictorian of his senior class. Following high school, he served in the U.S. Army and trained at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri.

Tue
28
Apr

Robert Wood

Robert “Bob” Wood was born May 4 , 1936. He passed away April 19, 2020. He is being cremated and his services are pending due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

Bob was born in Waterloo and spent the last 20 years retired in Victory, WI. He spent four proud years in service to his country as a surgical technician in the U.S. Air Force.

He enjoyed fishing and restoring antique trunks. Most of all he enjoyed his family and watching them grow throughout the years. His pride and joy were his grandchildren, watching them develop, supporting them and encouraging them with their sports and academics. He loved camping with all the kids together, and he enjoyed good food.

Tue
21
Apr

Steven Thorsten

Steven John Thorsten of Lansing passed away peacefully at home Sunday, April 5, 2020 at the age of 68. Services and burial are tentatively being planned for mid-June.

Steven was born in Waukon December 12, 1951, the oldest child of John and Elinor (Luth) Thorsten. He grew up on the family farm just down the road from Church Town and graduated from Kee High School in 1970.  Steve was on the wrestling team and chosen for the all-state wrestling team in his junior year.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1972, serving three deployments on the USS Enterprise. While serving, he transferred from the Enterprise (CVN65) to the Naval Reactor Facility A1W Prototype in Idaho Falls, ID receiving training as a nuclear propulsion plant operator.  This training offered him the opportunity to work in the nuclear power field after being discharged from the Navy in 1978.

Tue
21
Apr

Sally Johanningmeier

Sally Ann (Lipke) Johanningmeier, age 66, of Monona passed away peacefully April 17, 2020 at Mayo Franciscan Hospital in La Crosse, WI. A private service of Christian burial will take place in Monona. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date when COVID-19 restrictions allow. In lieu of flowers, memorials and cards in Sally’s honor may be sent to Bill Johanningmeier, 21982 Pleasant Ridge Road, Monona, IA 52159.

Sally was born July 4, 1953 in Prairie du Chien, WI. She attended St. Gabriel’s for elementary and middle school and graduated from Prairie du Chien High School. Sally married the love of her life, Bill, November 4, 1971. Together they farmed on the Yellow River outside Harpers Ferry for many years, later moving to rural Monona. Sally earned her nursing degree from Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and worked as a registered nurse at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital.

Tue
21
Apr

Larry Rice

Larry Rice, 82, formerly of New Albin, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 at Premiere Estates in Toledo. No services are scheduled at this time. Condolences for the family can be left online at www.Iowacremation.com.

Larry was born May 24, 1937 to Delbert and Ila (Thompson) Rice in Vinton. He married Janet Noeller May 16, 1954. They lived in Elberon for about 20 years and then moved to New Albin in 1987 where Larry served as Police Chief for 10 years, on the City Council for two years, and then as Mayor for three years. They moved back to the Vinton area in 2008 due to health issues and to be closer to family. During his life Larry enjoyed trout fishing, camping, watching old westerns and professional wrestling, and Boston terriers.

Tue
21
Apr

Elizabeth Zischke

Elizabeth “Betty” A. Zischke, 90, of La Crosse, WI passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Eagle Crest South. Private family committal service will take place in St. Francis of Assisi Mausoleum in the Catholic Cemetery, La Crosse, WI. A public funeral mass will be scheduled at a later date. Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services of La Crosse, WI is assisting the family. Online condolences may be submitted at www.schumacher-kish.com.

Betty was born in March of 1930 to Thomas and Florence (Teeling) Lyons in Waukon. She married Donald G. Zischke January 8, 1955 in La Crosse; Don preceded her in death September 8, 1994. Betty was a legal secretary at Moen Sheehan Meyer LTD for several years before she retired from Western Technical College in 1990. She was a member of Mary, Mother of the Church parish.

Tue
21
Apr

Carol Bahr

Carol A. Bahr, 74, of Waukon died Monday, April 13, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Arrangements are pending with Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
 

Sun
19
Apr

Gwenn Bray

Gwenn A. Bray, 85, of Waukon died Saturday, April 18, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside services were held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements. Condolences can be sent to Dr. Bruce Bray at N 4811 Rainbow Drive, Spooner, WI 54801.

Gwenn Anna Bray was born November 9, 1934 in Defiance, OH, the daughter of John and Rosemary (Ryder) Grogg. She grew up in Garrett, IN and after graduating from high school, Gwenn attended St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in Evanston, IL. In 1955, she graduated as a registered nurse.

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