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.

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.

Fri
10
Apr

Raymond Duvel

Raymond A. Duvel, 59, of Waukon died Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI from cancer. Graveside services were held in Salem Cemetery in rural Waukon with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be sent to Justin Duvel at 75 Dan Avenue, Waukon, IA 52172.

Raymond Albert Duvel was born November 16, 1960 in Postville, the son of Norman and Gloria (McNally) Duvel. He was baptized at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon and attended Waukon schools. When he was younger, Raymond lived in the Castalia area, Ludlow Township, and then moved to Waukon. He worked at Northern Engraving until it closed and also mowed lawns in Waukon. Ray enjoyed fishing, playing on his computer, baking and loved dogs.

Tue
07
Apr

Patricia Sander

Patricia L. Sander, 91, of Waukon died Friday, April 3, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. A private burial was held at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Pat is survived by her husband, Keith Sander of Waukon; her children: Dave Sander, Sue Polsley and Julie Stuhr; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.
 

Fri
03
Apr

Robert J. Anderson

Robert J. Anderson, 96, of Waukon died Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. A private graveside service was held at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery in rural Waukon. A memorial service is being planned for August 11, 2020. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Memorials may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, the Allamakee Food Shelf, or any charity of choice. Condolences can be sent to Agnes Anderson at 110 12th Avenue NW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Thu
02
Apr

Elenora Klenske

Elenora L. Klenske, 86, of Waukon died Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Private family graveside services were held in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. A memorial mass will be held at a later date at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Condolences can be sent to Jim Klenske, 201 Seventh Avenue NE, Waukon, IA 52172. The family requests in lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to a charity of donor’s choice, Good Samaritan Society, St. Patrick Catholic Church or St. Patrick Catholic School, all in Waukon.

Tue
31
Mar

Coley Foster

Coley C. Foster, 52, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 at his home in Wasilla, AK. Services will be held at a later date.

Coley was born July 21, 1967 in Oelwein. He graduated from Postville High School in 1985 and then joined the U.S. Army. Coley traveled all over the United States and abroad throughout his military career.

Coley received his bachelor’s degree of applied science in business management with a minor in aviation operations, among his education accomplishments. While in the service, he received the Army Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal from Operation Iraqi Freedom, just to name a few of the many honors he received.

Tue
31
Mar

Dale Colsch

Dale Nicholas Colsch, age 81, of Plainfield passed away peacefully November 12, 2019 at the Waverly Health Center in Waverly following a courageous, private and prolonged battle with cancer. There will be no formal services. Per his wishes, Dale’s body was cremated. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society in Dale’s memory.

Dale was born December 20, 1937 to Nicholas and Charlotte Ann (Theobald) Colsch. He grew up on a farm southwest of New Albin along with seven brothers and a sister. He attended Iowa Township #3, otherwise known as the Sand Cove School, until it closed. Dale attended New Albin Elementary until eighth grade when he chose to quit school in order to farm with his older brothers, Robert and Harold. When Harold was drafted in January 1952, it became Dale’s responsibility to help manage the farm along with his brother, Robert.

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