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
07
Jul

Thomas Bulman

Thomas A. Bulman, 51, of Decorah died Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. Services are pending with Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon.
 

Fri
03
Jul

Thomas McCabe

Thomas “Tom” J. McCabe, 65, of Waukon died Sunday, June 28, 2020 in rural Waukon. Private family services will be held at a later date. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Thomas John McCabe was born August 7, 1954 in Waukon, the son of Leo and Theresa (Becker) McCabe. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, attended St. Patrick Catholic School and graduated from Waukon High School in 1972.

September 18, 1976, he married Deborah Opfer at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon. Tom farmed with his father in Jefferson Township in rural Waukon, where they milked dairy cows and raised crops. Tom also did carpentry work in the Waukon area for several years.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters. Tom also enjoyed working with his son, Aaron, whenever Aaron had a house remodeling project.

Tue
30
Jun

Marcia Link Prins

Marcia Eleanor Prins, 67, of Clinton passed peacefully at home, with her husband by her side, Saturday, June 20, 2020. Funeral services were held Friday, June 26 at the Pape Funeral Home in Clinton. Interment was in Lower York Cemetery in Thomson, IL. Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America Local Pack 515 or Lyons United Methodist Church, both of Clinton.

Marcia was born in Waukon April 13, 1953, the daughter of Elmer and Eleanor (Ernster) Link. She graduated from Waukon High School and received an AA Degree from Mt. St. Clare College. She married David D. Prins (Prinzy) April 27, 1985 in Thompson, IL. She lived by three main principles; family first, honest and hard work, and take no guff from anyone. She enjoyed Cowboys football, Cubs baseball, and was a dedicated softball fan, rarely missing a game for 37 years.

Tue
30
Jun

Jennifer Ira

Jennifer Lynn (Feddern) Ira, 52, formerly of Spillville, passed away peacefully Friday, June 19, 2020 at her home in rural New Hampton alongside her husband and daughters. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Inwood Ballroom in Spillville the evening of August 15. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family in memory of Jennifer.

Jennifer Lynn Ira was born May 25, 1968 to Richard Feddern and Sharon (Johnson) Jackson in Waukon. She enjoyed being raised on a farm and caring for her animals as a young girl. Jennifer attended Waukon High School and Lawton School of Business. Jennifer proudly raised her daughter, Leslie, until meeting her future husband, Jeffrey, in 1991.

Tue
30
Jun

Karen Donahue

Karen M. Donahue, 74, of New Albin died Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 2 at 11 a.m. at the New Albin Community Center with Rev. Msgr. Cletus Hawes officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, rural New Albin.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1 at the New Albin Community Center, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service, and also one hour before the service Thursday. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks will be observed during both the visitation and funeral service. Condolences can be sent to Larry Donahue at 128 Third Street SE, New Albin, IA 52160.
 

Fri
26
Jun

Dean Thorstenson

Dean E. Thorstenson, 81, of Waterville died suddenly Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside services with military rites were held Tuesday, June 30 at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery in rural Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled the arrangements. Condolences can be sent to Juanita Thorstenson at 567 Old Sixteen Road, Waterville, IA 52170.

Dean Eilert Thorstenson was born April 10, 1939 in Waukon. He was the son of Eilert and Charlotte (Jacobson) Thorstenson. He was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, attended rural Allamakee County country schools, and graduated from Waukon High School in 1957.  Dean served in the National Guard.

Thu
25
Jun

Nyles Herman

Nyles E. Herman, 90, of Waukon died Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at his home in Waukon, surrounded by his family. Due to the COVID- 19 pandemic, private family funeral services were held Monday, June 29 at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon with Pastor Tim Rupert and Pastor Tom Buresh officiating. The family may have a celebration of life at a later date. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, condolences can be sent to Ruby Herman at 603 Third Avenue SE, Waukon, IA, 52172. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Nyles Elmer Herman was born April 7, 1930 in Waukon, the son of Elmer and Mary (Grotegut) Herman. He was baptized and confirmed at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon. Nyles attended Helming Country School in Union Prairie Township in rural Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1948.

Wed
24
Jun

Ann Klenske Ewing

Ann C. Klenske Ewing, 62, of Waukon died Monday, June 22, 2020 at her home. Memorial services were held Friday, June 26 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Memorials may be given in Ann’s name to Robey Memorial Library in Waukon.

Ann C. Klenske Ewing was born October 25, 1957 in Waukon, the daughter of James Bernard and Elenora Louise (Brown) Klenske. She was baptized, confirmed and attended elementary school at St. Patrick Catholic Parish in Waukon. In 1976, she graduated from Waukon High School and enrolled at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI, where in 1980, she graduated earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater with a minor in Education.

Tue
23
Jun

Mary Troendle

Mary Margaret Troendle, 86, of Waukon passed away peacefully Friday, June 19, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 25 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with a visitation two hours before Mass from 9-11 a.m. Thursday at the church in Lansing. Rev. John Moser will be the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing with a fellowship luncheon following back at the church.

She was born December 18, 1933 in Waukon Junction, the daughter of Ed and Violet Donahue. She started her life on Donahue Road, near Waukon Junction in Yellow River Forest.

Fri
19
Jun

Lloyd Schulte

Lloyd H. Schulte, 86, of Waukon died Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, June 20 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military honors was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Condolences may be sent to Ruth Anne Schulte at 702 Second Street NE, Waukon, IA 52172.

Lloyd Henry Schulte was born August 30, 1933 in Spring Grove, MN, the son of John and Ella (Connor) Schulte. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester and attended Washington country school. From 1953-1957, Lloyd served in the U.S. Air Force as a mechanic, stationed in Puerto Rico.

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