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Wed
22
May

Waukon boys golf team brings 2019 season to a close with fifth-place team finish at NEIC Tournament

The Waukon boys golf team brought its 2019 season to a close with its annual Northeast Iowa Conference (NEIC) Tournament. The golf Tribe played host to the other six NEIC teams Monday, May 20, coming up shy of having any golfers finish within the tournament’s top-15 individuals to be recognized with All-Conference honors, finishing fifth in the final seven-team standings with 354 team points.

TEAM SCORES
Waverly-Shell Rock 312; Decorah 331; Charles City 332; New Hampton 343; WAUKON 354; Oelwein 375; Crestwood 414

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Tue
21
May

Rev. Ruben Grossheusch

Rev. Ruben Grosshuesch, age 97, died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice Center in Sheboygan Falls, WI. A funeral service will be held Friday, May 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Ebenezer United Church of Christ, located at 3215 Saemann Avenue in Sheboygan, WI, with Rev. Lorri Steward officiating. Friends may call Friday, at the church, from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Ruben was born July 29, 1921 at Stratford, WI to Rev. Calvin and Alice (Kuhlmann) Grossheusch. He received his education in the public schools of Klemme, graduating from high school in 1939.  He graduated from Mission House College (now Lakeland College) in 1943 and from Mission House Seminary (now United Theological Seminary) in 1946.

Tue
21
May

Delores Schauls

Delores Marie Schauls, 82, of Waterloo died Thursday, May 16, 2019 at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, May 21 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, both in Waterloo.

Memorials may be directed to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and Cedar Valley Hospice, both in Waterloo.

Delores was born April 3, 1937 in Waukon, the daughter of Urban and Lillian Howes Magner. She married Norman John Schauls September 28, 1957 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at West Ridge near Waukon.

Delores grew up on a farm, attended a country school, graduated from St. Patrick’s Catholic High School and worked at the Waukon State Bank. She and Norman farmed near Lansing before moving to Waterloo in 1961. Delores was a homemaker raising five children and was a clerk at Goodwill.

Tue
21
May

Lorna Kolsrud

Lorna Mae Kolsrud, 73, of Waukon died Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Pastor Wayne Ellingson officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 23 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Lorna Mae Kolsrud was born October 27, 1945 in rural Garnavillo on the farm where her parents, Harold Herbert and Dorothy Irene (Kickbush) Borcherding, were living. She grew up living on various farms with her family in rural Clayton County before graduating from what is now MFL/MarMac High School in Monona in 1963. As a girl she was active in 4-H, did a lot of babysitting, and enjoyed the rural lifestyle.

Tue
21
May

James “Jim” Hawes

James “Jim” Francis Hawes, 84, of Wexford died Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Mass of Christian Burial was Monday, May 20 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Wexford with Rev. John Moser, Monsignor Cletus Hawes, Rev. Donald Hawes, Monsignor Ed Lechtenberg and Rev Mark Osterhaus as the concelebrants. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

James Francis was born May 18, 1934 to Edward and Lila (Guider) Hawes on the family farm, rural Wexford. He attended country school and graduated from Immaculate Conception Catholic School, Lansing.

Jim was united in marriage with Catherine ”Kay” Ann Callahan November 26, 1957 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wexford. He farmed his entire life and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Wexford. Jim loved spending time with his family, friends, and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by the many people who knew him.

Tue
21
May

Philip Schmit

With great sadness the family of Philip J. Schmit, 74, of Ojai, CA announces his passing Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at his home in Upper Ojai. A Celebration of Phil’s life will be held Sunday, June 23 in Ojai, CA. For more information on the location, time and to RSVP please email ktschmit8@gmail.com, text or leave a message at 773-405-3252.

Phil was born in Bernard to Cyril and Rosebella (Otting) Schmit December 28, 1944. He had an idealic Midwestern childhood in Bernard and after the age of 13 in Waukon. At 19, Phil traveled cross country to explore California but ran out of money and has been a resident of Ventura County, CA ever since. Phil was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1965 and served in Japan during the Vietnam War. Phil returned to Ventura after the Army and married Helen Stallings Schmit June 5, 1971 in Newbury Park.

Tue
21
May

Terry Johnson

Terry L. Johnson, 59, of rural Waukon died Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Gundersen Medical Center in La Crosse, WI from injuries sustained in a car accident. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Terry Lee Johnson was born October 2, 1959 in West Union, the son of Dale and Beverly (Starkey) Johnson. He was baptized at Forest Mills United Methodist Church in rural Postville and confirmed at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. In 1979, Terry graduated from Waukon High School and then went to work for a while with the railroad. He also farmed and worked at various other places such as Northern Engraving in Waukon and for different construction operations.

On a rainy October 21, 2006, Terry married Deborah Knuppe at Dunnings Spring in Decorah. Due to health issues, Terry was forced to retire in 2010.

Tue
21
May

Gene Shogren

Gene Shogren, 86, of Waterville died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at the Patty Elwood Center in Cresco. Funeral services were held Friday, May 17 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Eddie Cabrera officiating. Burial with military honors was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Gene Shogren was born August 26, 1932 in rural Lansing, the son of Alden and Agnes (Erickson) Shogren. He attended Center #3 country school in Village Creek Township and graduated from Waukon High School in 1950. Gene served in the United States Army from 1954 to 1956, and was stationed in Alaska until he was honorably discharged from the service.

March 20, 1956, he married Joyce Evelyn Van Brocklin in Garrison. They farmed together with Gene’s brother, LaVern, and his wife, Judy, in the Village Creek area raising crops, dairy and beef cows. Gene was ahead of the times in soil preservation, land conservation and agricultural technology.

Tue
21
May

Vicky Wolfe

Vicky Jo Wolfe, 62, of Waukon passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at the Veterans Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Waukon. Services were held Monday, May 20 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein. Interment was in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens at Hazleton.

Vicky was born November 16, 1956 in Oelwein, the daughter of Clifford and Charleen “Chuckie” (Jensen) Fox. She graduated from Oelwein High School with the Class of 1975. She was married to David Wolfe December 20, 1986 in Cedar Rapids and they were later divorced.

Vicky was a librarian for the East Elementary School in Waukon. When she wasn’t enjoying her students at school, she enjoyed working in the yard, kayaking, the Denver Broncos and Iowa Hawkeyes, and a nice cold one with friends and family by the camp fire. But her greatest love was her son, Jordan, who she was so proud of, along with her family. They all meant the world to her. Vicky definitely leaves a void in this world with her passing.

Tue
21
May

Maggie Kruse

Maggie L. Kruse, 74, of Eitzen, MN died Friday, May 17, 2019 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Church in Eitzen, MN with Pastor Michael McCann officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon and one hour before services at the church Wednesday.

Margaret Lucille Kruse was born November 5, 1944 in Waukon, the daughter of John and Alice (Sanderson) Herman. She was baptized at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. Maggie attended Makee Country School in rural Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1962. Maggie grew up just north of Waukon where Green Valley Getaway is today.

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