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
11
May

Donna Doyle

Donna Jean Doyle, 83, of Harpers Ferry passed away Thursday, May 6, 2021 following a short illness. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m., with visitation from 9-11 a.m., Thursday, May 13 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor. Burial will be at St. Pius Cherry Mound Cemetery, rural Harpers Ferry.

Donna was born in Gays Mills, WI to Harold and Marie (Overboe) Natwick May 1, 1938. Donna graduated from Prairie du Chien High School in 1956. She began her nursing career at General Hospital in Prairie du Chien, WI and continued her nursing education at Winona State University.

July 28, 1956, Donna was united in marriage with James F. Doyle, Sr. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in McGregor. Three sons were born to this union, twins Jay and James Jr., and Timmi Jon. They made their home in Marquette.

Tue
11
May

Virgil Cooper

Virgil Harmon Cooper, age 83, passed away April 1, 2021 in Duchesne, UT, his place of residence for many years. A family graveside service led by Bruce Meador was held Saturday, April 24 at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.

Virgil was born May 11, 1937 to Harmon and Marion Cooper in the Waukon area. He was a member of Waukon High School’s graduating class of 1955.

Survivors include his four children, Matthew, Mark, Paula and Billie Jo; and his siblings, Dorothy (Bob) Henning, Marlene (Don) Hartley, Vernon (Eilene) Cooper, Judy (Jerry) Sommer, Daryl (Inez) Cooper, Bev (Tom) Leiran and Marlin Cooper. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Stanley.

Tue
11
May

Connie Snitker

Friends and family are invited to attend an internment service and Celebration of Life for Connie Snitker this Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m. in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing. Guests will be greeted by Connie’s son, Jason Snitker of Ventnor City, NJ; her brother, Wayne Snitker and family of Clarksville, TN; and her sister, Carrie Stilwell (nee Snitker) and family of Naples, FL.

Music will be provided by singer Kevin Johnson. Pastor Laura Gentry will preside over the scripture, blessing and eulogy.

Following the Celebration of Life there will be refreshments offered in downtown Lansing.

Memorials can be sent to:

American Heart Association National Center
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231.

Condolences can be sent to Jason Snitker at 6101 Monmouth Avenue, Apt. 101, Ventnor City, NJ 08406.
 

Tue
11
May

Kim "Pete" Peterson

Kim “Pete” Peterson passed away at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI Thursday, May 6, 2021, surrounded by family. A Celebration of Life is planned for Tuesday, May 11 at Green Valley Getaway in Waukon from 4-7 p.m.

Pete, as he was almost universally known by friends, was a larger than life presence. Never one to shy away from cheering the loudest for his Waukon Indians sports teams, or the opportunity to crack a joke at the drop of a hat, he always made his presence known, no matter where he was.

Pete’s jokes were always the funniest, and never fell flat - if you didn’t believe him, you could just ask him. He was always the first to laugh at his own jokes, and whether they were groaners or knee-slappers, his laughter would often spread and get the rest of the room in on the joke.

Tue
04
May

Robert Bulman

Robert E. Bulman, 89, of Waukon, formerly of New Albin, died Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 5 at 11 a.m. at the New Albin Community Center with Pastor Paul Burgess officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, rural New Albin.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the community center. Wearing of masks and social distancing are required. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to Mt. Hope Cemetery Fund.

Robert Edward Bulman was born December 2, 1931 in Preston, MN to Alton and Helga (Sadler) Bulman. He was baptized and confirmed at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in rural New Albin, attended English Bench country school and graduated from Waukon High School in 1951, where he was active in vocal and drama productions. During high school he was honored to be selected to attend Boys State in Des Moines.

Tue
04
May

Devoine “Dee” Meiners

Devoine “Dee” Marvin Meiners, age 76, of Eitzen, MN passed away Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Rochester, MN. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 4 at St. Luke’s Church, Eitzen, MN with Pastor Michael McCann officiating. Burial followed in the St. Luke’s Church, North Cemetery with military honors by the Kenneth Casey VFW Post 5603 of New Albin and the United States Navy Funeral Honor Guard.

Devoine was born September 5, 1944 in Caledonia, MN to Marvin and Ella Mae (Schroeder) Meiners. Dee was a 1962 graduate of Caledonia High School. In 1962, at the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served three years on active duty as an electrician. April 9, 1966, Devoine married Barbara Jean Hagen at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, MN, and they have shared 55 years of marriage.

Tue
04
May

Earl “Butchie” Fullmer

Earl G. “Butchie” Fullmer, age 64, of rural Lansing died suddenly at his home Thursday, April 29, 2021. A Memorial Service will be Thursday, May 6 at 1 p.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien, WI. Military honors will be accorded by the Prairie du Chien Honor Guard. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 11 a.m. until the time of services.

Earl was born February 28, 1957 in California, the son of Earl and Charlene (Manwill) Fullmer. He served in the U.S. Navy.

Earl married Diana Steiber June 18, 1994 at Pikes Peak State Park in McGregor. He was a longtime care worker for Lori Knapp Inc. Butchie was a renowned string musician playing at area taverns, nursing homes, county fairs, and also for weddings and funerals. He served as a hunter’s education instructor, a Boy Scout leader and belonged to the Prairie du Chien Masonic Lodge.

Tue
27
Apr

Wanda Downing

Wanda F. (Neel) Downing, 65, of Amelia, VA, who recently moved to Waukon, died Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 30 at 11 a.m. at the Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Steve Oden officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. The service will also be live streamed on Martin-Grau’s Facebook page and accessible afterwards at www.martinfunerals.com.

Tue
27
Apr

Verna Massman

Verna Katherine Massman, 87, of Lansing died Monday, April 19, 2021 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, Rochester, MN. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 24 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian with Msgr. Carl L. Schmitt as the Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church Cemetery, Ossian.

Verna was born August 29, 1933 to Joseph J. and Anna J. (Blong) Schmitt in St. Lucas. January 21, 1952, Verna was united in marriage with Albin Massman at St. Luke Catholic Church in St. Lucas. Fourteen children were born to this union. Shortly after their marriage, Albin left to serve in the Army during the Korean War. After his return, they started farming and spent the next 46 years building their dairy farming operation together.

Tue
27
Apr

Lucy Inger

Lucy Dora (Puddephatt) Inger, 94, of Clarksville, AR went to be with our Lord April 2, 2021. Funeral service was held Thursday, April 8 at the Prairie View United Methodist Church in Subiaco, AR with Pastor Jeff Henderson and Pastor Aaron Madden officiating. Burial followed in Ware Chapel Cemetery in Arkansas.

She was born April 22, 1926 at Whelphey Hill in Buckinghamshire, England to the late John and Evelyn Myra (Young) Puddephatt. Lucy met the love of her life, Doug (Wilbur) Inger, during WWII. Lucy and Doug married January 25, 1947 in Waukon.

In March of 1951 Lucy became a United States citizen. After Doug retired, they settled in Scranton, AR in December of 1981. She was a member of the United Methodist Church, Extension Homemakers Club, and a member of the Good Sams Camping Club. She enjoyed gardening and fishing. Lucy always loved making cookies for her friends and phoning her friends often.

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