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
24
Mar

Kay Woodmansee

Kay Lan Woodmansee, 78, of Lehigh Acres, FL passed away Thursday, February 6, 2020 after a brief illness at Gulf Coast Medical Center, Fort Myers, FL. Burial of her ashes will be held at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery in Oelwein in the Bradley family plot, with her mother, brother and grandparents, and at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Rossville with her father and other family members.

Kay was born September 29, 1941 in (Alexandria, VA) Washington, DC, the daughter of Alta Bradley and Dale Woodmansee. She spent many summers with her grandparents and cousins in Oelwein. After graduation from high school she attended the University of Maryland where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1963. Kay taught Math, as well as many other subjects, in Denver, CO, Maryland and Florida. She retired from teaching in 1998 from Immokalee Middle School in Immokalee, FL.

Tue
17
Mar

Galerd Ehde

Galerd F. Ehde, 89, of Waukon died Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 14 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Galerd Francis Ehde was born September 12, 1930 in Waukon, one of eight children of John Carl and Mattie Charlotte (Grotegut) Ehde. He was baptized at Zalmona Presbyterian Church and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Galerd attended a number of rural Allamakee County schools as his parents lived on several area farms while he was growing up.

Tue
17
Mar

James “Jim” Zezulka

James “Jim” Zezulka, 69, of Dorchester died at his home Sunday, March 15, 2020. Memorial services will be held at a later date.
 

Sat
14
Mar

Lee Folsom

Lee F. Folsom, 71, of Waukon died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 17 at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial with military rites was at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery.

Lee Frederick Folsom was born August 26, 1948 in Postville, the son of Charles and Pearl (Kuhse) Folsom. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Postville. Lee attended rural Ludlow Township elementary school and Waukon High School. He began his working career as a mechanic for Quandahl Martin Ford in Waukon.

Lee was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1968 and served through 1970 doing a tour of duty at Okinawa in the Maintenance Battalion. Following his discharge, he returned to Waukon and his former job.

Thu
12
Mar

Kay Mooney

Kay Mooney, 83, of Harpers Ferry died Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, March 16 at Immaculate Conception Wexford Catholic Church in rural Lansing with Fr. John Moser officiating and burial was in the church cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Conception Wexford Catholic Church Foundation or to the Veterans Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation.

Janet Kay Mooney was born September 4, 1936 in Clinton, the daughter of William Buell and Helen Irene (Christiansen) Gode. She was baptized and confirmed at Grace Episcopal Church in Clinton. Kay graduated from Clinton High School in 1955, and then attended Iowa State Teachers College (now UNI) in Cedar Falls, receiving a two-year elementary education degree. She then moved to Waukon where she taught Kindergarten for two years.

Thu
12
Mar

Richard "Dick" Clauson

Richard “Dick” Clauson, 82, of Lansing died Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, March 14 at United Methodist Church in Lansing with Rev. Sedar Shako Wembonyana as the officiant. Inurnment will be held at a later date at River Valley Memorial Gardens in West Dundee, IL.

Dick was born February 26, 1938 to Walter and Dorothy (Wright) Clauson in Strawberry Point. He graduated from Strawberry Point High School and attended University of Iowa Business School. Dick was proud to say he played in the 1959 Rose Bowl. He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force, piloting cargo planes.

Dick was united in marriage with Ruth Viette Englehorn July 26, 1959 at United Methodist Church in Lansing. Dick worked for American Airlines as a pilot from 1960 to 1995. After retirement, he lived in Carpentersville, IL, Lansing and Hawaii. He enjoyed golfing and watching sports and was known as a jokester.

Tue
10
Mar

Althea Eickhoff

Althea Marie (Stehr) Eickhoff of Glendale, AZ passed away February 20, 2020 surrounded by family. Service will be held March 28 at 10:30 a.m. at Mission Bell United Methodist Church in Glendale, AZ.

She is survived by her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. She had a big heart and a gracious soul. She will be missed by many.
 

Tue
10
Mar

David Troendle

David “Dave” C. Troendle, age 73, of Mt. Vernon passed away March 4, 2020. David’s wish was to be cremated and have no visitation or services.

Dave was born January 30, 1947 in Lansing to Carl Henry and Rita G. (Schulze) Troendle. He graduated from St. George High School in Lansing. Dave worked at Rockwell Collins for 44 years from 1966 until 2010.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Freida Belle (Simmons) Troendle of Mount Vernon; his son, Carl Walter Troendle (girlfriend Candy Yocum) of Cedar Rapids; his siblings: Janice Keith of Venice, FL, Ellene Smith of West Union, Richard (Jan) Troendle of Cedar Rapids and Suzanne (Greg) Gilberson of Waukon; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful dogs, Oriole and Geronimo.

Mon
09
Mar

Jean Gallagher

Jean R. Gallagher, 66, of Waukon died Friday, March 6, 2020 at Lake View Health Center in West Salem, WI. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, March 11 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be held at a later date. Friends may call one hour before the services Wednesday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Mon
09
Mar

Lance Schmitt

Lance E. Schmitt, 48, of Onalaska, WI died March 4, 2020 at University Hospital in Madison, WI from complications following heart surgery performed at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, March 11 at 5 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Parish, Onalaska, WI.

A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at The Gathering, 133 Mason Street in Onalaska, WI. Visitation will also be from 4 p.m. until the time of Mass Wednesday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred. Coulee Region Cremation Group is assisting the family.

Lance was born March 9, 1971 to Dean and Lorraine Schmitt of Fountain City, WI. He grew up in Onalaska and graduated from Aquinas High School where he was a State Champion wrestler. In 2018, he was awarded the Aquinas Blugold Wrestling Legacy Award.

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