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.

Tue
11
Jan

Carol Hageman

Carol (Nichols) Hageman touched many lives. One of her joys was giving, and she gave so much joy to family, friends and more. Bright eyes, warm smile, helping hands. Carol loved keeping up a lively correspondence with the people in her life. Her notes, cards, emails and phone calls let people know she was thinking of them.

Speaking of cards, Carol played a range of games with her husband, family, and several clubs that were dear to her. She loved to reminisce about her high school years. She loved her class reunions and having coffee with her classmates on Wednesdays at Java John’s before the pandemic. Carol was a great planner who loved incorporating many favorite things and foods into special events.

And Carol loved her family. She was a devoted wife, a dedicated mother, and a really fun grandma. The good life for Carol was a life of heartfelt care and connection with others.

Tue
11
Jan

Stella Karges

Stella M. (Thorstenson) Karges, 105, of Fargo, ND died Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at JB Homes Assisted Living in Lakeville, MN. Graveside services were held Tuesday, January 11 at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery in rural Waukon with Rev. John Brecount officiating. Celebrations of life will be held at later dates. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Stella Marie Karges was born May 3, 1916 in Brinsmade, ND, the daughter of Edward O. and Ida Sophia (Gjefle) Thorstenson. She grew up in the Minnewaukon, ND area, was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran church, and in 1936, graduated from Minnewaukon High School. Stella then earned her beautician license, owned and operated New Image Beauty Salon in Fargo, ND, and did hair for 70 years before retiring at the age of 92. She was married to James C. Karges, but they eventually divorced.

Tue
11
Jan

Neil Becker

Neil E. Becker, 87, of Waukon died Saturday, January 8, 2022 at his home. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 13 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Rev. Cathy Jurgens officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Friends may greet the family from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 12 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. The family requests that no live plants be sent.

Neil Edward Becker was born November 24, 1934 in Waukon, the son of Edward A. and Mattie E. (Winke) Becker. He attended the rural Ludlow Krumme grade school and Waukon High School. In 1952, Neil enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, serving four years.

From late 1956 through 1972, he worked for Quandahl Hardware and Pladsen Hardware; from 1973 through 2000, Neil was the Allamakee County Sheriff, retiring after 28 years of service. In 1971, Neil married Maureen A. (Smith) Stock.

Tue
04
Jan

Marian Shafer

Marian Shafer, 93, formerly of Waukon but most recently living with her daughter in Clifton, VA, passed away December 24, 2021 of a heart attack at Fairfax Hospital in Fairfax, VA. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 11 at 1 p.m. at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating.

Friends may greet the family one hour before services Tuesday, January 11 at the church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Masks are required. The service will also be live streamed on Martin-Grau Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Tue
04
Jan

Alton “Gene” Johnson

Gene Johnson, 82, of Waukon passed away peacefully Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon due to complications of COVID-19. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, January 12 at 1 p.m. at Martin - Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Duane Smith officiating.

Friends may greet the family from 11 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home Wednesday, January 12. Burial of ashes will be held later this coming summer at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing, with military graveside honors.

Alton Eugene Johnson was born March 10, 1939 in Lansing, the son of Hjalmer and Irene (Slindee) Johnson. He was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lansing and graduated from Lansing High School.

Tue
04
Jan

Stella (Thorstenson) Karges

Stella M. (Thorstenson) Karges, 105, of Fargo, ND died Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at JB Homes Assisted Living in Lakeville, MN. Graveside services at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery in rural Waukon are pending.

Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.

Tue
28
Dec

William “Bill” Johanningmeier

William “Bill” Johanningmeier of Monona passed away peacefully December 21, 2021 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI.  He left us too young, but his nearly 70 years was a life well-lived - full of family, friends, triumphs, struggles, fun and love.  A self-described “stubborn German,” Bill was a farmer at heart with the soul of a cowboy, whose memory left his family and friends wanting more.

Tue
28
Dec

Mary Ann Moody

Mary Ann Moody, 57, of Waukon, died Thursday, December 23, 2021, at her home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 29, at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. The service will also be live streamed on Martin-Grau Funeral Home’s facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Mosaic or TASC, both in Waukon, or the Winneshiek County Hospice c/o Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah.

Tue
28
Dec

Marian Shafer

Marian R. Shafer, 93, of Clifton, VA, formerly of Waukon, died Friday, December 24, 2021, at Inova Fairfax Medical Center in Fairfax, VA. Funeral services are pending at Martin – Grau Funeral Home in Waukon.
 

Fri
24
Dec

Alan "Al" Brink

Al Brink didn’t walk out of a room without leaving a smile or laugh on someone’s face. Alan Roy Brink, or as his nephews would call him, “Al Roy”, passed away December 22, 2021, at the age of 55, at one of his favorite places on this earth, the farm he grew up on; the farm he hoped to own someday.

Al was born September 17, 1966 in Postville to Gary and Lucille (Bigler) Brink. He graduated from Waukon Senior High in 1985. He worked hard his whole life for two things: to provide for his family and to buy the farm from his parents. While he may have complained a lot about the farm, he truly loved it; almost as much as he loved his family.

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