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.

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David Beisker

David Lee Beisker, 81, of Monona died Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Northgate Care Center, Waukon. Funeral Services were held Friday, December 18 at Living Faith United Methodist Parish, Monona, with the Rev. Dennis Hopes officiating. Burial followed in Council Hill Cemetery, rural Monona.
David was born to George and Alice (Ewing) Beisker August 22, 1934 near Waukon. David was baptized December 19, 1944 at St. John Lutheran Congregation in Waukon. He attended country schools, Jefferson #3 and #5, until the eighth grade and graduated high school from Waukon in 1954.

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Dec

Milton "Mike" Saewert

Milton “Mike” Harlan Saewert, 89, of Kenosha, WI, formerly of Lansing, died December 11, 2015 at Brookside Care Nursing Home in Kenosha, WI. Graveside funeral services were held Friday, December 18 at Lansing Ridge Cemetery in Lansing, with full military rites.
Mike was born December 27, 1926 to Carl and Lydia (Reutkemeier) Saewert in Allamakee County. He attended Lansing Country Schools. In May of 1951, Mike enlisted into the United States Army, served in the Korean War, and was honorably discharged in April of 1953.
Mike was united in marriage with Ruby McLain February 22, 1964, and she preceded him in death January 11, 1991. He worked as a welder in Kenosha, WI, moved to Ferryville, WI for four years and in 2004 he moved to Lansing.

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Margaret Dahlstrom

Margaret E. Dahlstrom, 97, of Waukon went home to be with the Lord Thursday, December 17, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. A Celebration of Life Service was held at Center Baptist Church in rural Lansing Tuesday, December 22 with Pastor Matthew Majewski and Danny Volbreacht officiating. Burial was at Center Baptist Church Cemetery.
Margaret Elizabeth (Lomen) Dahlstrom was born May 24, 1918 at Decorah Hospital in Decorah. She was the oldest of three children born to Arthur and Emma (Teske) Lomen. Margaret grew up on the family farm and enjoyed helping her dad work the horses in the fields, feed the farm animals, and split the wood for the fire. When she was not busy outside, Margaret enjoyed helping her mom with the cooking, baking and household chores.

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Dec

Mark O'Malley

Mark Francis O’Malley, 59, of Lansing died Wednesday, December 16, 2015 in Decorah. A celebration of life was held Sunday, December 20 at Milty’s in Lansing.
Mark was born September 11, 1956 in Waukon to Dennis and Kathleen (Spinner) O’Malley. He graduated from Kee High School in 1974.
Mark was employed by O’Malley Insurance and then worked for Kerndt Brothers Insurance. He enjoyed gardening, canning tomatoes and tomato juice, watching sports and spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a very loyal Vikings football fan and his infectious laugh will be remembered by all.

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17
Dec

Mary Lou Buege

Mary Lou Buege, 75, of Evansdale, formerly of Waukon, died Monday, December 14, 2015 at Cedar Valley Hospice House in Waterloo. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 17 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Rev. Msgr. Cletus Hawes, Fr. Donald Hawes and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.
Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Patrick School, 106 Second Street SW, Waukon, IA 52172, or Cedar Valley Hospice House, 2101 Kimball Avenue Suite 401, Waterloo, IA 50702.
Mary Lou Buege was born August 14, 1940 at Catherine Hall’s Home Hospital in Waukon. She was the daughter of Kermit and Dorothy (Duggan) Sunderman. She was baptized at St. Patrick Catholic Church and in 1958 Mary Lou graduated from St. Patrick School in Waukon.

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Dec

John Beardmore

John R. Beardmore, 60, of Waukon died Sunday, December 13, 2015 at his home in Waukon. Visitation was held Sunday, December 20 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon followed by a memorial service officiated by Pastor Paul Burgess. Burial of ashes will be at a later date in Mt. Hope Cemetery in rural New Albin. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Hope Cemetery.
John Richard Beardmore was born May 23, 1955 in Waukon, the son of Glenn Earl and Rae Joan (Holthusen) Beardmore. He was baptized at home and confirmed at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church. John attended the English Bench rural school and Dorchester School before graduating from Waukon High School in 1973. He continued his education at North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, ND, where he earned a technical degree.

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Dec

Milbourn Johnson

Milbourn H. Johnson, 87, of Waukon died Monday, December 14, 2015 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, December 19 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Deacon Jeff Molitor officiating. Burial with military honors was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.
Milbourn Horace Johnson was born October 16, 1928 at his parents’ home in the Forest Mills area of rural Postville. He was the son of LeRoy and Ruth (Ralston) Johnson. He attended Jefferson Township #8 rural school. Milbourn’s father died when he was 15, and in 1944 the family moved to California to work in the war effort.
While in California, Milbourn worked in a plastics factory, as a pinsetter at a bowling alley and at a filling station. In 1946 he moved back to Iowa with his family, and helped run the family filling station and did odd jobs. In 1950 he moved to Cedar Rapids and worked at Fruehauf Trailer.

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Ramona Peterson

Ramona E. Peterson, 97, of Waukon died Monday, December 14, 2015 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, December 18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Rev. Lynn Groe officiating. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Ramona Evaline Wurtzel Peterson was born September 12, 1918 in Center Township of Allamakee County, rural Waterville. She was the daughter of Herman Edward and Inga Louise (Pladsen) Wurtzel. She was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church. Ramona attended rural elementary schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1936, where she took the normal training curriculum. She taught in rural Allamakee County schools for two years.

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Dec

Pat A'Hearn

Pat A’Hearn, age 68, of Waukon passed away Monday, December 7, 2015 at Veterans Hospital in Iowa City after a short illness. Services will be held at a later date.
Patrick Thomas A’Hearn was born March 30, 1947 in Waukon to Norbert and Theresa (Connor) A’Hearn. Patrick graduated from St. Patrick High School in Waukon and then attended the University of Wisconsin until he entered the service from 1966 until 1968.
He was employed at Wilson Packing Plant in Cedar Rapids, during which time he married Brenda Johnson in July of 1977. They were later divorced. Over the years, he worked as a salesman selling vacuums, frozen fish and aerial farm photos.

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Dec

Grayson Troendle

Grayson Lynn Troendle, 17-day-old infant son of Josh and Laura Troendle of Waukon, died Sunday, December 13, 2015 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held Thursday, December 17 from 5-7 p.m. with a memorial service to follow at 7 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
Grayson Lynn Troendle was born November 26, 2015 at Franciscan Mayo Hospital in La Crosse, WI. His short life was spent battling bravely against numerous health issues. During this time he managed to touch the lives of not only his family but the many health care workers who surrounded him. His small, active body and twinkling eyes were a strong indication of his potential creativity and personality as he interacted with those who lovingly cared for him.

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