Obituaries

Obituaries are published in The Standard for a $45 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 $15 (additonal photos are also $15). 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.

Fri
22
Jan

Abel Ludeking

Abel Wyatt (Yearous) Ludeking, five-day-old son of Clint and Sonya (Decker) Ludeking of Waukon, died in his parents' arms at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI Monday, January 18, 2016. After fighting from complications at the time of his birth, he gently and quietly passed into the arms of Jesus. Private family graveside services will be held in Oakland Cemetery in Waukon, with Pastor Carol Bjerke officiating.
Abel holds the apple of their eyes and they awaited his arrival with great anticipation. In his short, few days on this earth, he proved through and through that he was a fighter, but with such a sweet face and curly, strawberry-blonde hair. He melted the hearts of the many who were blessed to meet him, and will be greatly missed.

Fri
22
Jan

Walter Larson

Walter J. Larson, 69, of Dorchester died Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at his home in Dorchester. Services will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.
Walter Joseph Larson was born May 26, 1946 in Waukon, the son of Henry and Marguerite (Blake) Larson. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Dorchester Catholic Church in Dorchester and graduated from St. Patrick's High School in Waukon in 1964. Walter owned and operated Larson Wood Products, making custom furniture, refinishing and repairing furniture for many years.

Fri
22
Jan

Mary Intlekofer

Mary L. Intlekofer, 90, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Waukon, died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Manor Care in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 26 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Rev. Msgr. Cletus Hawes and Fr. Donald Hawes officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.
Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled the arrangements. Memorials can be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 857 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403; the Cedar Valley Humane Society, 7411 Mt. Vernon Road SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403; or to a charity of choice.

Tue
19
Jan

Helen Tangen

Helen Tangen, 94, of Chatfield, MN died Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, MN. A funeral service was held Monday, January 18 at Root Prairie Lutheran Church, with Pastor Mark Docken of Chatfield Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will be at Root Prairie Cemetery.
Helen was born November 18, 1921 on a farm in Pilot Mound Township in Fillmore County in Minnesota to Frederick and Leda (Rain) Storm. April 17, 1943 Helen married Orville Tangen in McMinnville, TN.
Helen was a lifetime member of Root Prairie Lutheran Church, where she served as Sunday school superintendent,  treasurer and teacher.  She was also a member of  WELCA, serving as secretary and treasurer. She was a 62-year member of the Fountain Legion Auxiliary and 4H leader.

Wed
13
Jan

Jill Lowery

Jill Lowery, age 48, of Lansing, formerly of Waterloo, died suddenly Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A Memorial Service will be held at Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories in Waterloo Friday, January 15 from 4-8 p.m., with a balloon release scheduled for 6 p.m.
    Jill Anne Lowery was born September 20, 1967 in Waterloo, the daughter of John and Marlene (Potter) Payne. She graduated from Central High School with the Class of 1986. Jill’s senior year she was Homecoming Queen. She attended Kirkwood College, until her beautiful daughter, Marlee, was born.
Jill met her lifelong partner, Jack Edgar. She then went to NIACC to earn her associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. While at NIACC, she was on the Dean’s list. Most recently, Jill had been living in Waukon. She was a waitress/bartender in food service.

Wed
13
Jan

Calvin Snitker

Calvin D. Snitker, 92, of Waukon died Friday, January 8, 2016 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 13 at 11 a.m. at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon, with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating. Burial with military honors will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, January 12 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Quilts of Valor - Julie Rotach, 1106 Second Street NW, Waukon, IA 52172, or to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.

Wed
13
Jan

Ruth Watry

Ruth Evelyn Watry, 84, of Flower Mound, TX passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015. A Celebration of Life Mass was held Monday, January 11 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Lewisville, TX followed by interment in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Grand Prairie, TX.
Ruth was born December 19, 1931 in Spring Grove, MN to Christian and Winifred Casey Teff. Ruth, the oldest of 12 children, grew up on a farm in Dorchester. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1949.
After moving to Janesville, WI, Ruth went to the Janesville Vocational School and was hired by General Motors for her exceptional comptometer abilities. She then married the love of her life, Earl Nicholas Watry, January 17, 1953 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Janesville, WI. Ruth and Earl were active members of St Mary’s Catholic Church in Janesville for many years, and here she enjoyed singing in the church choir.

Fri
08
Jan

Janice Donahue

Janice Le Rhea Mae (Cahalan) McGeough-Donahue, 78, of Guttenberg, formerly of Waterville, died Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at Guttenberg Care Center in Guttenberg. Memorial Service was held Saturday, January 9 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor, with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez serving as the Officiant. Private family inurnment will be at a later date at St Pius Cherry Mound Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.
Janice was born November 14, 1937 to Woodrow and Gretta (Huffman) Cahalan in rural Harpers Ferry. She attended Smoky Hollow Country School, Marquette Grade School and Waukon High School in Waukon.
Janice was united in marriage with LeRoy V. McGeough July 3, 1954 at St. Pius Cherry Mound Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry. Ten children were born to this union. LeRoy passed away December 18, 1990.

Thu
07
Jan

Lois Pickett

Lois M. Pickett, 83, of Waukon died Thursday, January 7, 2016 at Northgate Manor Care Center in Waukon. Memorial services were held Saturday, January 9 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Lynn Groe officiating. Burial will be at a future date at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Preston, MN.
Lois Marie Pickett was the youngest of nine children born to Emilie Minnie (Jacob) Dreyer and Henry Karl Dreyer October 14, 1932 in Austin, MN. After graduating high school, Lois worked as a medical technician at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and later for a hospital and private practice in Milwaukee, WI.

Wed
06
Jan

Fred Franklin Harrington

Fred F. Harrington, 76, of Waukon, IA, died Thursday, December 31, 2015, at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A celebration of life was held Monday afternoon, January 4, at Farmers and Merchants Savings Bank Community Room in Waukon. Memorials may be sent to Daniel Harrington at 705 West Main Street, Waukon, IA, 52172 or to gofundme.com/fredharrington. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.
Fred Franklin Harrington was born April 5, 1939, in rural Waukon, IA, the son of Fred and Rose (Bellis) Harrington, Sr. He attended country schools in Winneshiek County. On June 21, 1959, he married Lorraine Reinertson. Fred was a truck driver, and worked for local farmers. He enjoyed being a father, grandpa, great grandpa, and helping others.

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