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
Jul

Lorraine Adam

Lorraine K. Adam, 98, of Waukon died Thursday, July 16, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Private family funeral services were held at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon Monday, July 20 with burial at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Cemetery, rural Waukon. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon and condolences may be sent to Maureen Mahoney at 203 First Avenue NW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Lorraine Kathryn Adam was born July 2, 1922 in rural Waukon, the daughter of James L. and Mary (Sweeney) Welch. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Catholic Church in rural Waukon. Lorraine attended Lycurgus Country School and graduated from Waukon High School in normal training.

Tue
21
Jul

Leverne Rogen

Leverne M. Rogen, 94, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Waukon, died Saturday, July 18, 2020 at The Gardens of Cedar Rapids, where she had lived for the past two years. Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 21 at Glenwood East Cemetery in rural Decorah. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Glenwood Lutheran Church at 1197 Old Stage Road, Decorah, IA 52101.

Leverne Marion Rogen was born in rural Decorah July 18, 1926 to Albert and Florence (Dinger) Lien. She was baptized and confirmed at Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church in rural Decorah and attended the Pleasant Township one room country school. Leverne did painting and housekeeping and worked at Fjelstul Funeral Home for a short time.

Tue
21
Jul

Donald “Pete” Fink

Donald “Pete” Fink, age 78, of New Albin passed away peacefully Monday morning, July 20 at his home surrounded by his family. Services are pending. A full obituary will appear in a future edition of The Standard.

Memorials may be directed to the family. Memorials and condolences can be mailed to the family at P.O. Box 155, New Albin, IA 52160.
 

Tue
14
Jul

Thomas Bulman

Thomas A. “Tom” Bulman, 51, of Decorah died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. A celebration of life worship service will be held Saturday, July 18 at 11 a.m. at Stone Ridge Community Church in Decorah with Pastor Ed Krawczyk officiating; friends may greet the family at church one hour before the service.

A meal and visitation will follow from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, July 18 at the Waukon Banquet Center. A private burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, rural New Albin. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Tue
14
Jul

Coley Foster

Coley C. Foster, 52, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at his home in Wasilla, AK. A Celebration of Life is scheduled to be held this Saturday, July 18 from 1-4 p.m. at Bob’s Bar in Prairie du Chien, WI. To honor Coley’s love for Jimmy Buffet, those attending are invited to wear their finest Parrot Head attire.
 

Tue
14
Jul

Kathleen Wankel

Kathleen (Kay, Kate, Nama) Wankel of Rantoul IL, Evansdale, Woodville, TX, McGregor and Chicago, IL died June 28, 2020 at the age of 78 years. Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic, a small service with immediate family was held. The family hopes to have a memorial service at St Joseph’s in New Albin at a future date.

Kathleen was born December 28, 1941 in LaCrosse, WI to Harold and Evangeline (Smerud) McKenna. She was raised in Caledonia, MN and New Albin. She moved to Chicago, IL, where she met and married Robert Wankel. They had a daughter, Dianna, and son, Robert. They retired to McGregor.

After Bob’s passing in 1990 Kay moved to Woodville, TX. The past few years she lived near family in Evansdale and the final stay was in the care of Dianna and Robert at Robert’s home in Rantoul, IL. Like her entire life, her end, she did it her way. She was surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, which gave her much joy, happiness and comfort.

Tue
14
Jul

William Evans

William (Bill) Lyndon Evans, 56, of Waukon died April 12, 2020 at Gundersen Health in La Crosse, WI. A celebration of life is being held this Saturday, July 18 at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon.
 

Fri
10
Jul

Leon Schoh

Leon E. Schoh, 91, of Waukon, formerly of Dorchester, died Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Private family memorial services will be held at Iron Ridge Church in Waukon with Pastor Marlan Mincks officiating and burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery in rural New Albin. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Please join the live stream of the service viewable on Martin-Grau Funeral Home’s Facebook page this Saturday, July 18 at 11 a.m. Condolences may be sent to Jane Schoh at 25 First Street, Apt. 108, Waukon, IA, 52172.

Wed
08
Jul

Donald Mettille

Donald Richard Mettille, 92, of Dubuque passed away peacefully July 7, 2020 surrounded by his family at his home in Dubuque. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 11 at the Church of the Nativity in Dubuque with Rev. Andy Upah officiating. Entombment followed in Mount Olivet Chapel Mausoleum in Dubuque.

Don was born April 3, 1928 in Dubuque, the son of George and Irene (Murphy) Mettille. He helped support the family after attending school in Lansing by working on the family farm and other jobs throughout northeastern Iowa.

Tue
07
Jul

Karen Donahue

Karen M. Donahue, 74, of New Albin died Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2 at the New Albin Community Center in New Albin with Rev. Msgr. Cletus Hawes officiating. Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery, rural New Albin. Condolences can be sent to Larry Donahue at 128 Third Street SE, New Albin, IA 52160.

Karen Marie Donahue was born February 6, 1946 in Spring Grove, MN, the daughter of Kenneth and Lyla (Solberg) Smith. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove and grew up in Waukon, where she attended school and after which went to work at the Allamakee County Care Facility.

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