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.

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William Seiter

With sadness, we announce the passing of Bill December 10, 2021. William “Bill” Seiter was born November 15, 1945 in Oceanside, CA to William and Lucille Seiter. The family moved to La Crosse, WI when he was six years old.

Bill graduated from Central High School in La Crosse, WI. He immediately went into active duty with the United States Navy serving on a ship in the Mediterranean Sea and waters near Cuba. It was when he returned to La Crosse that he met his wife, Sally Spiegler. They were able to celebrate 53 years of marriage in March. Together they had three children, Bill, Nick and Jane.

Bill was an engineer for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad for 37 years. In his spare time he was an avid outdoorsman; he loved to go fishing and hunting. He enjoyed fishing in Canada, an Alaskan caribou hunt, and annual hunting trips to South Dakota and Wyoming with his boys. Although his health was in decline, he enjoyed a final antelope hunt in Wyoming this fall.

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Roger Frick

Roger E. Frick, 67, of Waukon died Monday, December 13, 2021 at his home. A visitation was held Thursday, December 16 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. A second visitation with a short service was held Saturday, December 18 at Schultz Funeral Homes in DeWitt, with burial following at Inland Cemetery in Bennett.

Roger Edwin Frick was born June 19, 1954 in Davenport, the son of Edwin H. and Marian L. (Vilmont) Frick; he was baptized March 30, 1955 at the Bennett Methodist Church. Roger grew up on the family farm in Bennett and graduated from Bennett High School. He continued farming, raising dairy cows and Black Angus cattle.

June 29, 1973, Roger married Susan Heick in Bennett. In 1979, the couple and their family moved to Waterville to farm before moving to Waukon in 1986. For 36 years, Roger drove truck for Innovative Ag Services in Waukon.

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Richard Odegard

Richard “Ode” T. Odegaard, 77, of Waukon died Wednesday, December 15, 2021 peacefully at his home with family and his beloved dog, Ty, by his side. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, December 29 at 1 p.m. at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with Deacon Patrick Malanaphy officiating. Burial of ashes will be held at a later date.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. until time of services Wednesday at the funeral home. Masks are required. The service will be live streamed on Martin-Grau Funeral Home’s facebook page as well.

Richard Thomas Odegaard was born November 30, 1944 in St. Paul, MN, the son of Arnold and Evelyn (Winters) Odegaard. He was baptized at Faith Lutheran Church in St. Paul, MN and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Winona, MN. Dick served in the United Sates Navy and attended one year of college at the community college in Rochester, MN.

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John Dunlevy

John J. Dunlevy, 83, a lifelong resident of Lansing, died Saturday December 4, 2021 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI. Interment with graveside services will be in Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing at a later date with Fr. Sean Smith officiating. A memorial service and celebration of life is also being planned by the family for next Spring.

John was born May 23, 1938, the son of Michael “Joe” Dunlevy and Ethel Casey. He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1956 and attended the State Teachers College in La Crosse, WI. John graduated in 1961 with a BS in English and Spanish. He taught high school Spanish for several years in various schools in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin before returning to Lansing in 1969 to take over ownership as editor of The Allamakee Journal from his father.

He married Frederica Grant November 15, 1969 in Freeport, IL. They raised three children in Lansing and later divorced in 1990 but remained lifelong friends.

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Dustin Mudderman

Dustin William “Mudd” Mudderman, 42, was called to be with his Savior Friday, December 10, 2021. Funeral Service was held Saturday, December 18 at United Methodist Church in Lansing with Pastor Sedar Shako as the officiant.

He was born January 26, 1979 to David and Diane Mudderman of Fairbank. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church where he was baptized and then Lord of the Harvest Lutheran Church where he was confirmed. Dustin attended Wapsie Valley Community Schools and continued his education at Iowa Lakes Community College and then Mt. Mercy College. Growing up, Dustin worked at the family business.

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Doris Walsh

Doris L. Walsh, 90, of Kalona, formerly of Waukon, died Friday, December 10, 2021 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines surrounded by family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 15 at 1 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Cathy Jurgens officiating. Burial will be held in Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.

Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at church. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Doris Lorraine Winters was born April 9, 1931 in Jefferson Township, rural Allamakee County, the daughter of Carlton and Abigail (Livingood) Winters. Doris grew up in rural Waukon, where she attended country schools and worked on the family farm until her early twenties. She moved to town and worked at the Soda Grill where she met Richard Clark, who she married and had two sons with.

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Charles Stendel

Charles “Charley” Frederick Stendel, 76, of De Soto, WI went to Heaven Tuesday, December 7, 2021 while at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI following a lengthy battle with cancer. A Private Family Funeral will be held.

Charley was born January 1, 1945 to Herman F. and Victoria B. (Wikan) Stendel at home in Elkader. He grew up in rural Waukon on the family farm.

June 27, 1970, Charley was united in marriage with Marion Hammell. Seven children were born to this union. Charley hauled canned milk in northeast Iowa until he started farming near Waukon. He and his family moved to Minnesota and then to several different farms in Wisconsin. In 1986, they moved to the home farm that is still home today. For many years, Charley hauled hay for the Amish and made many close friends in that community. Selling the cows in 2011 allowed him to trout fish any day that he could.

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Gregory Thiele

Gregory A. Thiele, 67, of Waukon died Monday, December 13, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family.

Gregory Alan Thiele was born October 24, 1954 in Waukon, the son of Chester George and Ellen Lorine (Warner) Thiele. After graduating from Waukon High School, Greg attended Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. While in Storm Lake, Greg worked as a dispatcher for the police department and later for the Buena Vista County Sheriff’s Department. Greg later moved to Cresco, where he worked for Kratz Motors.

After moving back to Waukon, Greg was a real estate agent at Keystone Real Estate (now Bieber Real Estate). In 1983, Greg, along with his dad and brother Ron, started Thiele Real Estate, where he worked for over 20 years. In 1983, he also met Jerre Henthorn and they have been together ever since.

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Margaret Steinhart

Margaret M. Steinhart, 83, of Platteville, WI died Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Edenbrook of Platteville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 15 at St. Rose of Lima Church, Cuba City, WI with Rev. David Flanagan and Deacon Bill Bussan officiating. Services will be live streamed through Facebook on the funeral home page. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Hanover.

A public visitation for family and friends will be held from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 14 at Casey-McNett Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cuba City, WI where there will be a Scripture Wake Service at 2:45 p.m. Friends may also call from 9-10:15 a.m. Wednesday at the church prior to the service.

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Shirley Havercamp

Shirley Havercamp, 85, of rural Mount Vernon passed away Monday, December 6, 2021 at Heritage Specialty Care, Cedar Rapids. Funeral Service was held Monday, December 13 at Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon. Burial was also held Monday at Greenwood Cemetery, Muscatine.

Survivors include her children, Michael, Amy, Molly (Mark), Heidi and David; her grandson, Alan (Brianna); her great-grandchildren, Aaron and Alaina; her siblings, Delton, Gary, Dale (Becky), Sharon and James (Chris); her son-in-law, Dennis; her many nieces, nephews and extended family members; and her beloved chihuahuas, Rex, Roy and Baby.

Shirley Belle Marti was born June 2, 1936 in Waukon to Victor and Sylvia (Fish) Marti. She grew up in the Waukon area and moved to Marion. Shirley began working for Turner Microphone Company, where she met Richard “Dick” Paul Havercamp. They married June 25, 1961. The family lived on an acreage outside of Marion and Mount Vernon.

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