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
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.

Thu
16
Apr

Margaret "Peggy" Hennessy

Margaret “Peggy” M. Hennessy, 65, of Waukon died Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at her home. Graveside services were held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. A memorial service will be at a later date. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Condolences can be sent to Jim Hennessy at 635 Ninth Street SW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Margaret Mary Hennessy was born May 16, 1954 in Waukon, the daughter of Cletus and Phyllis (Ryan) Schulte. She grew up in Dorchester and was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church; in 1972, Peggy graduated from Waukon High School.

February 23, 1974, she married James Hennessy at St. Mary’s in Dorchester. They made their home in Waukon and in addition to raising their children, Peggy worked various part-time jobs. A devout Catholic, Peggy belonged to St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon and the Daily Rosary Society and prayed for family and anyone in need.

Tue
14
Apr

Jasper Rogen

Jasper N. Rogen, 97, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of rural Waukon, died Saturday, April 11, 2020 at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, where he had lived for the past two years. 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. A private graveside service was held at Glenwood East Cemetery in rural Decorah with Pastor Stacey Nalean-Carlson officiating.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Glenwood Lutheran Church at 1197 Old Stage Road, Decorah, IA  52101.

Jasper Norman Rogen was born on the family farm October 16, 1922 to George and Ruby (Hanson) Rogen. He was baptized and confirmed at the Glenwood Lutheran Church in rural Decorah and attended the Lee One Room Country School. Jasper went to Detroit, MI to work at the Cadillac factory, served in U.S. Army during WWII, and was a lifetime member of The American Legion.

Tue
14
Apr

Ellen Waters

Ellen Marie Waters, 88, of Dows passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Sheffield Care Center. Private family services will be held at a later date at Waukon due to the COVID-19 virus.

Ellen was born July 26, 1931 at Burr Oak, the daughter of Lyle and Sena (Baker) Masters. Ellen attended school at Canton, MN. In 1948, she was united in marriage to George J. Waters. They were blessed with nine children. Ellen spent most of her life as a wonderful homemaker, but did work for a few years at the Dows Care Center, Franklin Manufacturing in Webster City and the Turkey Plant in Ellsworth.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George (Stub); her sons, Mike and Tim; a great-granddaughter, Scarlett Rose Dickerson; a nephew, Michael Helland; her brothers-in-law, Merlyn Helland, Floyd Waters, Bill Waters, Earl Waters, Ronnie Waters and Danny Waters; and her sisters-in-law, Deloris Lundsford, Helen Dixon, Kate Kirkeby and Evelyn Peters.

Tue
14
Apr

William Evans

William (Bill) Lyndon Evans, 56, of Waukon died Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Gundersen Health in La Crosse, WI. A celebration of life will be held at a later date and announced at that time. Condolences can be sent to Joe Evans at 204 Fourth Avenue NW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Bill was born April 3, 1964 in Waukon, the son of Kenneth and Ruby (Becker) Evans. He was baptized and confirmed at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1982. He worked at the Iowa Turkey Products plant in Postville for many years, until the fire in 2003, and continued working in a variety of positions in and around Waukon since that time.

Bill had a love of the outdoors and especially enjoyed fishing, boating, hunting, searching for wild asparagus and morel mushrooms, as well as simply spending time with family and friends.

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