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
15
Jan

Rick Shefelbine

Ricky (Rick) Gail Shefelbine, age 68, of Garnavillo died Thursday, January 10, 2019 at his home. Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Garnavillo, where the family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 15.

He was born May 28, 1950 in Spring Grove, MN to Malcolm and Stella Maria (Marquez) Shefelbine. He married Roxanne Sagdalen in 1969 and they later divorced. They had two children.

August 11, 1979 Rick married Virginia Troester in Elkader and to this union two children were born. He served in the United States Army from 1971-1974.

Rick enjoyed the outdoors where he could be found fishing and hunting until his health no longer would allow him to do so. He was also a football fan and could always be found watching his three main teams, the Iowa Hawkeyes, Denver Broncos or the Minnesota Vikings. He enjoyed being on the computer and playing poker. He loved spending time with his family talking and laughing.

Tue
15
Jan

Betty O’Connor

Betty J. O’Connor, 83, of Waukon died Friday, January 11, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at Wexford Cemetery, rural Lansing. Friends may call one hour before the services at the church Friday. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Betty Jane O’Connor was born February 25, 1935 in Harpers Ferry, the daughter of Vincent and Dorothy (Corrigan) Callahan. She was baptized and Confirmed at St. Ann’s - St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, graduated from Harpers Ferry High School, and then went on to be a registered nurse.

Tue
08
Jan

Boyd Jeglum

Boyd G. Jeglum, 76, of Waterville died Monday, January 7, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, January 11 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial with military honors was in the church cemetery.

Boyd Gilbert Jeglum was born May 27, 1942, the son of James R. and Emeline M. (Rema) Jeglum at the Hull House in Waukon. He lived in a multi-generational home until his beloved Grandpa Gilbert died in 1963. Boyd was a member of the last class to graduate from the Waterville High School in 1960; he attended a winter quarter at Iowa State University for dairy management.

Tue
08
Jan

Robert Janett

Robert Allan Janett passed away Sunday, December 30, 2018 at Eventide Lutheran Home in Denison at the age of 90. Visitation was held Saturday, January 5 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville with interment in the Postville Cemetery. The Huebner Funeral Home in Denison was in charge of arrangements.

Robert Allan Janett was born February 14, 1928 at Maquoketa, the son of Raymond and Myrtle Janett. Bob was baptized in Christ and later confirmed his faith in 1942 at First Lutheran Church in Maquoketa. He received his education in the Maquoketa Schools and graduated from Maquoketa High School with the Class of 1945.

January 30, 1946, Bob enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country as a Fireman First Class aboard the U.S.S. Iowa and U.S.S. Fall River. He was honorably discharged November 26, 1947, receiving the American Area World War II Victory Medal.

Fri
04
Jan

Mary Lou Walsh

Mary Lou Walsh, 92, of Waukon died Thursday, January 3, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 8 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at St. John the Baptist-West Ridge Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Mary Lou Walsh was born March 11, 1926 in Waukon, the daughter of Albert “Bert” and Rose (Curtin) Marsden. In 1945, she graduated from Waukon High School and became a teacher for a rural Union Prairie Township school. Later, Mary Lou became a library aide at West Elementary in Waukon, retiring in 1995. She enjoyed farming with her parents, too.

May 19, 1948, she married Irving Walsh at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at West Ridge in rural Waukon. July 30, 1955, their son, Stephen, was born. Besides farming and working, Mary Lou was also the primary caregiver for her parents and brother for many years.

Fri
04
Jan

Ruth Borcherding

Ruth A. Borcherding, 92, of Waukon died Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 5 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Pastor Wayne Ellingson officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Ruth Alvina Borcherding was born March 5, 1926 in Waukon, the daughter of John and Lucia (Christ) Sieg. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ and attended rural Elk country school in Makee Township in rural Waukon. Ruth worked at a factory in Decorah during WWII making parachutes to be used in airplanes.

June 5, 1945, she married Arthur Louis Borcherding. Ruth and Arthur bought a farm north of Luana, where they farmed until Arthur’s death in 1979; she then moved to Waukon.

Ruth was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. She was a very caring mother and grandmother and enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower gardens. Ruth also always had a dog with her.

Fri
04
Jan

Ronald Mauss

Ronald R. Mauss, 74, of Kentwood, MI, formerly of Waukon, died Friday, December 21, 2018 at his home in Kentwood, MI. Funeral services were held Saturday, January 5 at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating, and burial was in the church cemetery.

Ronald Raymond Mauss was born September 9, 1944 in Waukon, the son of Raymond and Leona (Selberg) Mauss. In 1962, Ron graduated from Waukon High School and then went on to receive an engineering degree from Iowa State University. After moving to California in 1966, Ron earned his Master of Engineering degree from California State University in Los Angeles in 1972.

Thu
03
Jan

Clay Yearous

Clay Clifton Yearous, 57, of Monona died Monday, December 31, 2018 at his home in Monona after a lengthy battle with cancer. Funeral Service was held Saturday, January 5 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona with Rev. Erika Kielstrup as the officiant. Burial followed at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Clay was born February 21, 1961 to Clifton and Arlene (Timmerman) Yearous in Waukon. He attended Waukon High School.

Clay was united in marriage with Wendy Gress September 7, 2013. He was a long-haul semi driver, hauling cattle for Mihm Bros. in Ft. Atkinson. Clay enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, riding his Harley and working in his shop. He was known to carry on a conversation and do anything but sit still. Clay was a Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins fan. He was a part of the pit crew for his son’s Hornet car.

Wed
02
Jan

Ronald Mauss

Ronald R. Mauss, 74, of Kentwood, MI, formerly of Waukon, IA, died Monday, December 24, 2018, at his home in Kentwood. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 5th, at 11:00 AM at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon, IA, with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating, and burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services Saturday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.
 

Wed
26
Dec

Gretta Baxter

Gretta M. Baxter, 90, of Waukon, died Friday, December 14, 2018 at her home in Waukon. The family would like you to come to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Waukon, Saturday, January 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to have you share some memories and stories of Gretta. Burial will be at the Monona City Cemetery in Monona. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Gretta Mae Canoe was born November 10, 1928, in Monona, the daughter of Ray and Lucille (Barker) Canoe. She attended schools in the Monona area, graduating in 1946. She married Gerald Baxter June 1, 1947 at the Methodist Parsonage in Cedar Falls. After they were married they lived in Bellingham, Washington, Ohio, Texas, and Marion IA, before moving to Waukon in 1970, where she went to work for McMillan Muffler as a bookkeeper.

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