Obituaries

Obituaries are published in The Standard for a $30 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 20") will also incur an additional charge of $9/column inch for the content measuring longer than our 20-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
31
Mar

Eugene Van Fleet, Jr.

Eugene Van Fleet Jr., pillar of the family and our hero of the “Greatest Generation,” died March 21, 2020 at the age of 94 at Applewood Place Assisted Living in Lakewood, CO. In light of recent health advisories, it has been decided to postpone services until a later date. Updated information will be posted when services are able to be rescheduled.

A Colorado native, Eugene was born in Denver January 18, 1926 to Eugene Sr. and Rebecca (Blunt). His parents owned a tailor/hat-making/dry cleaning shop in downtown Denver, where he learned the tricks of the trade.

Eugene attended East High School. When the attack of Pearl Harbor occurred, Eugene, then 15, was too young to defend his country. He waited until the age of 17, in his senior year, to join the U.S. Merchant Marines, with his parents’ permission. He later enrolled in the U.S. Naval Construction Force, the Seabees, where he was based in the Philippines as the company tailor.

Mon
30
Mar

Robert "Bob" Thompson

Robert “Bob” D. Thompson, 77, of rural Waterville died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI from complications of the Coronavirus. A private graveside service was held at Old East Paint Creek Cemetery, rural Waterville. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Condolences can be sent to Linda Thompson, 1831 Elon Drive, Waterville, IA 52170.

The family requests in lieu of gifts please give to the Veterans Memorial Hospital Foundation in Waukon, Old East Paint Creek Church, or help someone that may be struggling during these uncertain economic times.

Robert Davis Thompson was born June 14, 1942 in West Union, the son of Arthur and Pearl Irene (Helgerson) Thompson. He graduated from North High School in West Union in 1961 and served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves from 1963-1969. He worked as a pipe fitter at Wilson’s Meat Packing Plant in Cedar Rapids.

Sat
28
Mar

Virginia Roe

Virginia Lou (Ashbacher) Roe, 82, of Waukon died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Private graveside services were held at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery, rural Waukon. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Condolences can be sent to Sue Schulte at 303 Eighth Street SW, Waukon, IA 52172. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Virginia Lou Roe was born July 26, 1937 on her parents’ farm near the French Creek area of rural Lansing. She was the daughter of John Raymond and Florence Alice (Ehrhart) Ashbacher. Virginia was baptized and confirmed at the French Creek Methodist Church and attended French Creek #2 Schoolhouse.

Fri
27
Mar

Richard "Dick" Gearhart

Richard “Dick” E. Gearhart, 89 of Waukon passed away March 26, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside services will be held at a later date in Linwood Park Cemetery in Boone. Condolences can be sent to Anna Gearhart, at 4511 Cornwall Drive NW, Rochester, MN 55901. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.

Richard “Dick” Edward Gearhart was born January 3, 1931 in Dubuque, the son of Glenn and Lois (Ruxton) Gearhart. He attended Nevada High School, graduating in 1949. Dick continued his education at Drake University graduating with a degree in History in 1953. He was a member of the Theta Chi Fraternity and a member of Drake’s track and cross country teams. While at Drake, he met a beautiful Delta Gamma girl, Anna Sunstrom of Boone. The two married in 1952. Together they shared 68 years of marriage.

Tue
24
Mar

Sandra Schlitter

Sandra Pauline Schlitter, 71, of McGregor died Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Mayo Health Systems in La Crosse, WI. Due to the recent suggestion by the Centers for Disease Control with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, a Private Family Funeral Service will be held at Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Giard with Rev. Deb Parkison as the officiant. A celebration of life will be held for Sandra Schlitter at a later date.

A Private Family Visitation will be held at the Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona. Burial will be at Giard Cemetery, Giard.

Sandra Pauline was born November 20, 1948 to Harvey and Carlotta (Moen) Standorf in McGregor. She attended country school through the eighth grade and then attended Mar-Mac Community School.

Tue
24
Mar

Jean Wiedenmann

Jean Lenore Wiedenmann, 88, of Monona died Monday, March 16, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. A Private Memorial Graveside Service will be at a later date.

Jean was born November 1, 1931 on the family farm near Waterville to Ben and Hulda Kolsrud. She was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in Waterville. Jean was a member of Faith Lutheran N.A.L.C. Church in Monona.

June 3, 1950, Jean was united in marriage with Charles L. Wiedenmann at the Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, Waterville. They made their home on the family farm south of Monona, where they farmed for 35 years before moving to Monona. Three children were born to this union, Garry, Kent and Lori.

Tue
24
Mar

Donald Duggan

Donald D. Duggan, 69, of Waukon passed away March 3, 2020. A memorial service will be held at a later date and announced at that time. If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the Robey Memorial Library in Waukon.

Donald Dennis Daniel Duggan was born February 10, 1951 in Waukon. He was the son of Clare and Harriet (Curtin) Duggan. Growing up, he spent much time on the golf course and in his parents’ restaurant, the S&D Cafe. He graduated from Waukon Public High School in 1969 and briefly attended the University of Iowa before starting a career in business and sales. He spent most of his career as an executive recruiter and enjoyed “talking to people for a living.”

Tue
24
Mar

Margaret Bulman

Margaret “Marge” A. Bulman, 90, of Spring Grove, MN, formerly of Dorchester, passed away peacefully surrounded by her three daughters Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. She was looking forward to being reunited with family and other loved ones in Heaven.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Condolences can be sent to the family of Margaret Bulman, P.O. Box 491, Spring Grove, MN 55974.

Margaret Ann Bratrud Bulman was born March 9, 1930 in the Village Creek area of Allamakee County to Ingvald and Inga (Olson) Bratrud. At age 3-1/2, Marge began school in Village Creek; she lived across the road from the school and wouldn’t stay away, always wandering over there until the teacher finally told her to start officially attending. In 1947, she graduated from Waterville High School and started at Luther College in Decorah in 1948 for teacher’s training.

Tue
24
Mar

Jean Berge

Jean A. Berge, 96, of Waukon died Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. A private family graveside service was held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements. Those who would like to send a card may do so to Gayle Evans, 3 10th Street NW, Waukon, IA, 52172.

Jean Audrey Evans Berge was born June 13, 1923 in Postville, the daughter of Milo and Alice (Meier) Folsom. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, attended Allamakee country schools and Waukon High School, and later received her GED.

Tue
24
Mar

Rev. Herbert Tegeler

Rev. Herbert L. Tegeler, 94, of Cascade passed away Thursday, March 19, 2020 after a lengthy illness at the Shady Rest Care Center. Due to the current coronavirus concerns, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Earlville with burial at St. Patrick Cemetery in Winthrop. A public Memorial Mass will be held at a later date.

Fr. Tegeler was born September 22, 1925 at Dyersville, the son of Leo and Veronica (White) Tegeler of Dyersville. He attended Lamont High School. He graduated from Loras College and took his Theological training at St. Meinrad Seminary in St.  Meinrad, IN. Fr. Tegeler was ordained May 16, 1953 at Christ the King Chapel, Loras College by Rev. Archbishop Leo Binz.

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