Obituaries

Obituaries are published in The Standard for a $40 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 15.5") will also incur an additional charge of $11/column inch for the content measuring longer than our 15.5-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.

Wed
04
Jan

Joseph Teff

Joseph “Joe” C. Teff, 81, of Dorchester died Sunday, January 1, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Thursday, January 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services Thursday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Joseph "Joe" Carlton Teff was born November 24, 1935 in Spring Grove, MN, the son of Carlton and Bernadette (Klug) Teff. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church and attended Bergen Country School in rural Dorchester. Joe worked for area farmers before he started farming with his brother, Tom.

Wed
04
Jan

Ben Richardson

December 28, 2016, Ben Richardson died unexpectedly in his home in Iowa City. He was 31 years old and formerly of Harpers Ferry. A visitation will be held Saturday, January 7 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Ann's - St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry. A scripture service will follow at 2 p.m. with Fr. John Moser officiating. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Ben was born April 30, 1985 in Monticello, MN to Nancy and Jim Richardson. He was Nancy’s first son and Jim’s second. He joined his sisters, Sasha and Kelly, and his brother, Chris, upon his arrival into this world.

Wed
04
Jan

Harlan Bakken

Harlan Trytten Bakken, age 78, of Waukon passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Thornton Manor Nursing Center in Lansing. Memorial services will be held at a later date, scheduled for Spring 2017 at Decorah Lutheran Church.

Harlan’s wish was to donate his body to the Mayo Clinic Department of Anatomy in Rochester, MN for medical education and research.

Harlan is survived by his long-term partner, Dana Waters of Waukon; his daughter, Michelle Bakken of Denver, CO; his son, Michael Bakken of Denver, CO and his son, Christian Bakken; and his sisters, Leanne (Gerald) Upward of Rockton, IL and Andrea (Wendell) James of Colorado Springs, CO.

Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.fjelstul.com.

 

Wed
04
Jan

Patricia Thornton

Patricia Joan Thornton, age 52, of Columbia, TN passed away December 27, 2016. A memorial service was held Sunday, January 1 at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Chapel Hill, TN.

She was born in Cedar Rapids and grew up in Waukon. She was the cafeteria manager at Chapman’s Retreat Elementary School in Spring Hill, TN. Patty will be remembered for her generous, caring heart which knew no bounds. Patty’s love for her kids and grandkids was immeasurable.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Jeffrey Thornton; her sons, Daniel (Elizabeth) Thornton and Michael Thornton; her daughter, Michelle (Chad) Dyer; her grandchildren, Brooke, Holly and Jake Dyer, and Max, Ella and Zoe Thornton; her parents, Walter and Betty Engrav; her parents-in-law, Carl and Joyce Thornton; her brothers, Steve (Mary) Engrav and Robert (Micky) Engrav; and her sisters, Rhonda (Dave) Bahr and Colleen Wicks.
 

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04
Jan

Herman Bunge

Herman Bunge, 100, of Eitzen, MN passed away Friday, December 30, 2016 at Gundersen Tweeten Care Center in Spring Grove, MN. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 4 at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ, Eitzen, MN. Pastor Michael McCann will officiate. Burial with military honors will follow in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the church. Memorials are preferred in Herman's memory and can be sent to P.O. Box 503, Eitzen, MN 55931.

Herman was born December 7, 1916 to Edward and Rosalie (Muenkel) Bunge. He very much enjoyed the celebration of his 100th birthday with family and friends.

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30
Dec

Norma McFadden

Norma Kathleen McFadden, 86, of La Crosse, WI died Wednesday, December 28, 2016. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, January 3 at Living Word Christian Church, La Crosse, WI. There was also a service with burial at Waterville Lutheran Church in Waterville Tuesday, January 3. Both services were presided over by Rev. Mark Clements, Pastor.

Norma was born to Otto and Elizabeth (Asleson) Nelson of Waterville March 14, 1930. She grew up on a farm in Waterville, after growing up she worked as a Nurse's Aid at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital for several years.

Norma then married and moved to upstate New York until moving back home to La Crosse, WI in 1987 to be closer to her sisters and brothers.   During her time in New York, Norma enjoyed a more than 40-year friendship with Ruth Green, they both bonded over the Lord and supported each other through tough times.

Thu
29
Dec

Thomas Mauss

Thomas Joseph Mauss, age 70, of Gig Harbor, WA died peacefully at home Monday, December 26, 2016. A Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, January  2 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Tacoma, WA. Burial took place at Calvary Cemetery in Tacoma, WA.

Thomas was born to Mary and Mark Mauss December 10, 1946 in Waukon. He graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1965 and earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Iowa, where his primary success was meeting his future bride, Karol Bottenfield, over a game of bridge.

Wed
28
Dec

Eugene Trudo

Eugene Louis Trudo, 87, of McGregor died Sunday, December 18, 2016 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, WI. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, December 28 at St. Mary Catholic Church, McGregor, with a visitation from 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesday at the church before Mass. Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez will be the Celebrant. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor.

Eugene Louis was born February 12, 1929 to Elmer and Elsie (McNally) Trudo in Clermont. He attended high school in Clermont and earned his GED through the Navy.

Wed
28
Dec

Nancy Lorentzson

Nancy Ann Lorentzson, age 53, of Grand Rapids, MN passed away Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Kylar Glen Hospice House in Grand Rapids, MN. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 28 from 5-7 p.m. at Rowe Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, MN. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Cotton Community Church, Cotton, MN, with visitation beginning at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Kylar Glen Hospice, 700 SW 14th Avenue, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.

Nancy was born in 1963 to Rodney and Becky Lorentzson in Cotton, MN. Nancy loved animals and always lived on a farm. She raised and trained many horses but preferred riding her mules. She also did all of her own farrier work.

Wed
28
Dec

Norma Dahlstrom

Norma J. Dahlstrom, 87, of Waukon died Thursday, December 22, 2016 at UnityPoint-Allen Hospital in Waterloo. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 28 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 27 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Norma Jean Dahlstrom was born November 27, 1929 in rural Clermont, the daughter of Albert and Neva (Ritchie) Schave. She was raised in Clermont and attended schools there.

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