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.

Wed
25
Nov

LaVon Brickman

LaVon L. Brickman, 88, of Waukon, formerly of Harpers Ferry and Evansdale, died Monday, November 23, 2015 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, November 30 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo.
LaVon Linda Brickman was born February 17, 1927 in Waverly. She was the daughter of Elmer and Erna (Kleinschmidt) Lindner. LaVon grew up in Nashua, where she was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church and attended local schools. She worked at Rath Packing Plant in Waterloo, where she met Harry Lee Brickman. The two were married May 28, 1950 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Fairbank and made their home in Evansdale for many years.
In December of 1984, LaVon retired after 38 years on the line at Rath. They moved to Harpers Ferry in 1992, where they enjoyed many years before moving to Waukon in June of 2015.

Wed
25
Nov

Gerald Finkral

Gerald Eugene Finkral, 88, of Lansing died Friday, November 13, 2015 at his home in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, November 18 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing, with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.
Gerald was born August 16, 1927 to Archie and Alice (Hodges) Finkral in Madison County, NE. He attended Madison County Nebraska Country School.
Gerald was united in marriage with Wilhelmine “Willi” Rose Walleser December 4, 1989 in Elk Point, SD. They met at a polka dance. He was a lifelong farmer. Gerald was also a pilot and loved to fly. He enjoyed dances, camping and fishing in South Dakota. They relished their trips together to Alaska, Branson, California, Canada, Memphis and Nashville.

Wed
25
Nov

Ruth Rask

Ruth A. Rask, 90, of Waukon died Friday, November 20, 2015 at Wellington Place in Decorah. Funeral services were held Monday, November 23 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Waukon, with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Ruth Ann Rask was born July 24, 1925 in the French Creek area of rural Lansing. Her parents were Theodore and Mathilda (Hausman) Welper. Ruth was baptized and confirmed at the French Creek Methodist Church. She attended French Creek #1 rural school and graduated from Waukon High School in 1943.
March 25, 1950, she married Samuel Rask at the Methodist Parsonage in New Albin. They farmed together for many years in the French Creek area. Ruth loved working on the farm, especially taking care of the cows.

Sun
22
Nov

Mary F. Cota

Mary F. Cota, 89, of Evansdale died Friday, November 20, 2015 at home. Services were held Tuesday, November 24 at St. Ann-St. Joseph Catholic Church with burial in St. Joseph Paint Rock Cemetery, both in Harpers Ferry.
Mary was born September 25, 1926 in Monona, the daughter of John and Susan O’Hara Grady. She married John Kaeser March 1, 1944, and they later divorced. She married Donald Cota June 26, 1967 in Decorah, and he died in 1976.
Mary lived in the Harpers Ferry and Waukon area until 1988, moving to Evansdale. She was employed with Northern Engraving in Waukon for 15 years.
Survivors include a son, John (Diana) Kaeser of Cedar Rapids; a daughter, Barbara Points of Naples, FL; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by five brothers, Cyril, Sylvester, Leo, Daniel and Jim Grady; and a sister, Marguerite.

Fri
20
Nov

Ronald Feuerhelm

Ronald Gene “Gramps” Feuerhelm, age 88, of Hager City, WI went to be with his Heavenly Father Friday, November 20, 2015. Funeral service was held Monday, November 23 at Cornerstone Community Church in Red Wing, MN with Reverend Mark Kalb officiating. Burial followed at St. Paul’s UCC Cemetery in Ellsworth, WI.
Ron was born June 11, 1927 in Mays Prairie to Benjamin and Amanda (Rieser) Feuerhelm and lived on his parents’ farm. Ron enlisted in the Army September 6, 1945 and was discharged in February 1948. He married his bride of 67 years, Bernadine Clancy, September 24, 1948. They bought their 80-acre farm in Hager City, WI in 1951 and farmed there until 1965. He also worked as a Culligan delivery man in Red Wing, MN, at P.V. Flour Mill in Hastings, WI and was a salesman for Moorman’s Feed Company until retiring in 1986.

Thu
19
Nov

Joseph Scovel

Joseph Frederick Scovel, 86, of Lansing died Monday, November 16, 2015 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. Funeral Services were held Monday, November 23 at Thornton Manor in Lansing, with Rev. Kevin Smith officiating. Burial followed at Mays Prairie Cemetery in rural Lansing.
Joseph was born September 24, 1929 to Herbert and Janette (Hook) Scovel in Dubuque. He attended country school through the eighth grade and was a hired hand for Sweeney’s. Joseph was a resident at Thornton Manor since 2003.
Joseph is survived by his sister, Lillian Allison of Boone. He was preceded in death by his parents and his maternal and paternal grandparents.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lansing assisted the family with arrangements.

 

Wed
18
Nov

Eowyn (Honeywell) Dyson

Eowyn Anna (Honeywell) Dyson passed away suddenly in her sleep at her home in Blaine, MN the morning of November 14, 2015. She was anticipating the birth of her second child, a boy, Everett John, at the time of her death.
Memorial services were held Saturday, November 21 at Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home in Mounds View, MN. Memorials are preferred to the family.

Wed
18
Nov

Dorothy Van Brocklin

Dorothy Van Brocklin, 91, of New Albin passed away Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, November 17 at the New Albin Community Center in New Albin, with Pastor Paul Burgess as the Officiant. Interment will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 18 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Greene.
Dorothy, the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Tindel) Stube, was born January 2, 1924 in Greene. She graduated from Waukon High School. Dorothy was united in marriage with Dwight Joseph Van Brocklin in 1956. To this union, two sons were born. Dwight preceded her in death November 17, 1969.

Wed
18
Nov

Raymond Hoffman

Raymond Alfred Hoffmann, age 84, passed away at Northgate Care Center in Waukon Saturday, November 7, 2015. Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.
Raymond, the son of John and Anna (Weimerskirch) Hoffmann, was born at home on the Jackson County farm of his parents June 6, 1931 in LaMotte. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Theresa Catholic Church in LaMotte and attended Centerville Elementary School in rural LaMotte.
Ray began his adult life working at a packing plant in Savannah, IL. He worked there for 10 weeks and came home to work on the farm with his parents, where they raised pigs and sheep. In 1957, Ray went to work at Dubuque Pack until his retirement November 1, 1981.

Wed
18
Nov

Harvey Olsen

Harvey Laverne Olsen, 72, of Lansing died Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Living Center East Nursing Home in Cedar Rapids. Memorial Services were held Monday, November 16 at the Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing. Burial followed in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.
Harvey was born January 25, 1943 to Berger and Jeannette (Johnson) Olsen in Lansing. He graduated in 1962 from Eastern Allamakee High School. He was united in marriage with Shirley Burns in 1964, and three children were born to this union. Harvey worked as a custodian for the Lansing Schools for over 30 years.

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