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
21
Dec

Barbara Homewood

Barbara A. Homewood, 58, of Waukon died Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, January 28 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser  officiating. Friends may call one hour before the services Saturday, January 28 at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Barbara Ann Homewood was born February 7, 1958 in Spring Grove, MN, the daughter of Clifford J. and Anna Laura (Appleman) Homewood. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John's Methodist Church in Dorchester. Barbara graduated from Waukon High School in 1976, and graduated from Spencer School of Business in 1978 in Spencer. She worked for Gundersen Lutheran Medical Clinics throughout northeast Iowa as a medical transcriptionist.

Thu
15
Dec

Robert (Bobby) Ryan

Robert (Bobby) Forrest Ryan, 54, of Waukon passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 peacefully in his sleep at his home in rural Waukon.  A celebration of his life for family and friends was held Sunday, December 18 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Bobby was born in Waukon June 7, 1962, the son of James Forrest Ryan and Jean (Hammel) Smock. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1980.

Bobby owned and operated Bobby Ryan Construction for more than 20 years before previously working at Northeast Iowa Sales Commission and Interstate Producers. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, team roping on his favorite horse Hammer, spending time with family and friends, watching the Hawkeyes and Packers, and most of all enjoyed taking care of his livestock with his Uncle Pat.

Thu
15
Dec

Audrey Ranzenberger

Audrey R. Ranzenberger, 78, passed on into the arms of her Savior Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from heart failure. Funeral services were held Monday, December 19 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Caledonia, MN, with Rev. Jon Wolff officiating. Burial followed in Evergreen Cemetery.

Audrey was born June 27, 1938 in rural Caledonia, MN to Edgar and Margaret (Olson) Senn. She attended a country school for seven years and later graduated from Caledonia Public Schools. September 24, 1955, Audrey married Darold “Buck” Ranzenberger. Together they raised five children, Cindy (Barry) Zenke of Nodine, MN, Larry (Janine?) Ranzenberger of Reedsburg, WI, Ken (Jennifer) Ranzenberger of Houston, MN, Terry (Nancy) Ranzenberger of Caledonia, MN and Penny (Jeff) Sweeney of Waukon.

Tue
13
Dec

Floyd Waters

Floyd W. Waters, 95, of Waukon died Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Hanover Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Friends may call one hour before services Saturday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Good Samaritan Center in Waukon or to masses at St. Mary’s Hanover or St. Patrick Catholic Churches.

Floyd William Waters was born January 30, 1921 in rural Dorchester to George and Veronica Waters. He was baptized in January of 1921 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester; at the age of 14 he was confirmed in 1935 at St. Mary’s. Floyd had 12 brothers and sisters.

Tue
06
Dec

Brenda Turteltaub

Brenda Sue Turteltaub, age 54, left us too early Sunday, November 27, 2016 at Lake Almanor, CA. As per her wishes, she has been cremated. There will be a memorial at a date yet to be determined. Memorials can be given to local animal rescues or Zalmona  Church.

Brenda was born in Waukon May 1, 1962 to Marcie and Edward (Jim) Opfer. She grew up in Waukon riding horses with her dad, waterskiing with her friends on the Mississippi River and making friends wherever she went - a trait that followed her for the rest of her life.

She loved her big brother, Bob, and her two sisters, Sheryl (John) Prestemon and Linda (Jerry) Beck. She graduated from Waukon High School and went on to Iowa State University where she graduated in 1987 and met her future husband of 30 years, Ken Turteltaub.

Tue
06
Dec

John Smola

John Keith Smola, 87, of Monona died of kidney failure December 1, 2016 at the Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Celebration of Life Services were held Tuesday, December 6 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona. A private family inurnment will be held at a later date at the Olin Cemetery in Olin.

John was born the third son of Paul C. and Iris (née Anderson) Smola June 9, 1929 in Central City. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1946. In 1948, Corporal Smola was transferred to the reserves and attended the University of Iowa, where he later earned a BA in 1951, after his first tour of duty in Korea. Sergeant Smola landed with the First Division on December 10, 1950, making him one of “The Chosin Few” of Marine Corps lore. The Division suffered some of the worst winter battle conditions in the Corps’ 200-plus year history while fighting the Chinese 9th Army back to the 38th parallel.

Tue
06
Dec

Robert Kilpatrick

Robert “Bob” William Kilpatrick, 75, of Cedar Rapids passed away Saturday, November 26, 2016 after a short illness. The family will be holding a private service. Teahen Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids is serving the family.

Robert William was born April 28, 1941 in Waukon, the son of John and Mildred Mellick Kilpatrick. He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him. Memorials may be directed to Immaculate Conception or St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Bob is survived by his daughter, Renee O’Dwyer of Cedar Rapids; his son, Bobby (Tanya) of Palmer, AK; three grandchildren: Brittany, Kassie and Ryan; 11 siblings: Ann Prentice, John “Jamey” Kilpatrick, Mary Ellen Drew, Tom Kilpatrick, Virginia Cook, Bill Kilpatrick, Dorothy Lorainne Kilpatrick, Dale Kilpatrick, Deryl Kilpatrick, Elaine Monnahan and Evelyn Seely, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Greg Kilpatrick; and a sister, Linda Kilpatrick.
 

Tue
06
Dec

Chad White

Chad E. White, 46, of Waukon, formerly of Milwaukee, WI, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 in Prairie du Chien, WI. A visitation was held Sunday, December 4 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with a prayer service following that was officiated by Rev. Lynn G. Groe.

Chad Eugene White was born September 14, 1970 in Prairie du Chien, WI, the son of Craig Alan and Brenda (Kottman) White. He was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Monona and confirmed at Waterville Lutheran Church in Waterville.

Chad graduated from Waukon High School in 1988. He then chose to continue his education at Winona State University, but soon moved to Milwaukee, WI and finished his education at Milwaukee Area Technical College, receiving his LPN license in 2000. Chad worked for several years as an LPN in the Milwaukee area before moving back to Waukon. He continued to live out his passion for serving people at Lori Knapp in Prairie du Chien, WI and the Hotel Winneshiek in Decorah.

Tue
06
Dec

Frank Troendle

The spirit of Frank William Troendle, 63, of Pigeon Falls, WI joined his family in heaven Tuesday, November 22, 2016. He passed away at Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Whitehall, WI. Following cremation, a private family service was held at Peace Lutheran of Pigeon Falls, WI. He will be buried in the Iowa soil of Faegre Prairie Cemetery near the home farm that he loved.

Frank was born June 23, 1953 in Waukon to Irvin Leo and Carol Louise (Doeppke) Troendle. He married Joyce Albrecht February 13, 1982. He graduated Waukon High School and Truck Driving at Winona Tech.

Thu
01
Dec

Shirley Pausch

Shirley Ann Pausch, age 78, of Waukon died Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, December 5 at the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in the Ludlow area of rural Waukon. Burial will be at a later date.

Shirley was born on her grandparents' farm October 8, 1938. She was the daughter of Elmer and Leota (Phipps) Ehde. She went to country school until fourth grade and then finished school at Waukon.

Shirley was married to Carl Pausch, Jr., and to this union two children were born. They were later divorced.

She is survived by her son, Randy; a daughter-in-law, Nancy (Neuzil); one grandson, Denver; one sister, Lollie (Gary) Hirth; one brother, Ronald (Kathy) Snitker; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, David; and one brother, Alan Snitker.
 

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