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.

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.

Tue
31
Mar

Eugene Van Fleet, Jr.

Eugene Van Fleet Jr., pillar of the family and our hero of the “Greatest Generation,” died March 21, 2020 at the age of 94 at Applewood Place Assisted Living in Lakewood, CO. In light of recent health advisories, it has been decided to postpone services until a later date. Updated information will be posted when services are able to be rescheduled.

A Colorado native, Eugene was born in Denver January 18, 1926 to Eugene Sr. and Rebecca (Blunt). His parents owned a tailor/hat-making/dry cleaning shop in downtown Denver, where he learned the tricks of the trade.

Eugene attended East High School. When the attack of Pearl Harbor occurred, Eugene, then 15, was too young to defend his country. He waited until the age of 17, in his senior year, to join the U.S. Merchant Marines, with his parents’ permission. He later enrolled in the U.S. Naval Construction Force, the Seabees, where he was based in the Philippines as the company tailor.

Mon
30
Mar

Robert "Bob" Thompson

Robert “Bob” D. Thompson, 77, of rural Waterville died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI from complications of the Coronavirus. A private graveside service was held at Old East Paint Creek Cemetery, rural Waterville. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Condolences can be sent to Linda Thompson, 1831 Elon Drive, Waterville, IA 52170.

The family requests in lieu of gifts please give to the Veterans Memorial Hospital Foundation in Waukon, Old East Paint Creek Church, or help someone that may be struggling during these uncertain economic times.

Robert Davis Thompson was born June 14, 1942 in West Union, the son of Arthur and Pearl Irene (Helgerson) Thompson. He graduated from North High School in West Union in 1961 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves from 1963-1969. He worked as a pipe fitter at Wilson’s Meat Packing Plant in Cedar Rapids.

Sat
28
Mar

Virginia Roe

Virginia Lou (Ashbacher) Roe, 82, of Waukon died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Private graveside services were held at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery, rural Waukon. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences can be sent to Sue Schulte at 303 Eighth Street SW, Waukon, IA 52172. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Virginia Lou Roe was born July 26, 1937 on her parents’ farm near the French Creek area of rural Lansing. She was the daughter of John Raymond and Florence Alice (Ehrhart) Ashbacher. Virginia was baptized and confirmed at the French Creek Methodist Church and attended French Creek #2 Schoolhouse.

Fri
27
Mar

Richard "Dick" Gearhart

Richard “Dick” E. Gearhart, 89 of Waukon passed away March 26, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone. Condolences can be sent to Anna Gearhart, at 4511 Cornwall Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.

Richard “Dick” Edward Gearhart was born January 3, 1931 in Dubuque, the son of Glenn and Lois (Ruxton) Gearhart. He attended Nevada High School, graduating in 1949. Dick continued his education at Drake University graduating with a degree in History in 1953. He was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity and a member of Drake’s track and cross country teams. While at Drake, he met a beautiful Delta Gamma girl, Anna Sunstrom of Boone. The two married in 1952. Together they shared 68 years of marriage.

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