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
18
Jun

Richard Beisker

There will be a Memorial Service for Richard Beisker Sunday, June 30 at 11 a.m. at the Waukon Seventh Day Adventist Church, located at 706 First Avenue NW in Waukon. A light lunch will take place in the church basement following the service.

Burial will then follow at the Village Creek Cemetery in rural Lansing. Dennis Beisker, Richard’s brother, will be buried in the same plot, as this is what the brothers wanted.
 

Thu
13
Jun

Gary Jackson

Gary L. Jackson, 70, of Waukon died Monday, June 10, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services were held Saturday, June 15 at Calvary Baptist Church in Waukon with Pastor Bob Etzel officiating. The family requests memorials be made out to the Gary Jackson memorial fund; all memorials will be given to the Allamakee County 4-H Beef Show.

Gary Lee Jackson was born October 20, 1948 in Waukon, the son of Lyle Andersen and Wilma Erika (Tolander) Jackson. He was baptized at Center Baptist Church in rural Lansing, graduated from Waukon High School in 1966 and attended Iowa State University in Ames.
April 18, 1970, he married Sharon Kay Johnson at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. Gary and Sharon farmed in rural Waukon for many years. He also worked road construction throughout Iowa and Minnesota.

Tue
11
Jun

Vernon “Bud” Karli


Vernon “Bud” Allan Karli, 94, of Clive passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019. There will be a Celebration of Life in the Walnut Room at Walnut Ridge Senior Living, 1701 Campus Drive in Clive, Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m.

Bud, or Doc as he was sometimes known, was born January 22, 1925, the third of four children born to Ruth (Allan) and Arthur Karli. He grew up on a farm near Valley Springs, SD. During World War II, Bud served in the Navy Armed Guard in the Pacific theater on three merchant vessels.

Following his discharge in 1949, he attended classes at the University of Minnesota and graduated in 1956 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. While a student at the University in 1950, he met Elizabeth (Betsy) Haug and they married later that same year.

Tue
11
Jun

Andrew Schulte

Andrew F. Schulte, age 91, of Phoenix, AZ passed away peacefully June 8, 2019. There will be a viewing and rosary from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 at the Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home in Phoenix, AZ. Funeral services will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Phoenix, AZ at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13 followed by interment and a reception.

Andrew was originally a farmer for many years in Waukon, where he raised a large family. He and his wife relocated to Arizona in 1986, where he became a paint contractor until he retired. He enjoyed road trips and spending time with his family.

Tue
11
Jun

Linda Lyon

Linda Lee Lyon, 57, of Waukon passed away February 28, 2019 in her home following a two-year battle with stage 4 lung cancer. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 15 from 2-4 p.m. at the Kiwanis Shelter in the Waukon City Park. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.
 

Tue
04
Jun

John “Jack” Terhune

John “Jack” Terhune, 94, of Grand Rapids, MI died Friday, November 2, 2018 in Grand Rapids, MI. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Inurnment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Friends may call one hour before services Saturday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Terhune-Sheridan Endowed Scholarship at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI.

John “Jack” E. Terhune was born in Detroit, MI September 20, 1924, the son of John E. Terhune and Ann (Reske) McFetridge. He graduated high school from Northwestern in Detroit and then from Wayne State University. He also served proudly in the Navy during WWII on a carrier in the Pacific. John met and married the love of his life, Dorothy Sheridan of Waukon, and they enjoyed over 52 years together.

Tue
04
Jun

David Morris

David Joseph Morris, age 78, of Waukon died May 22, 2019 at Tomah Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Tomah, WI. Memorial Services were held May 25 at the Waukon Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Hall, officiated by Virgil Thorstenson.

David was born November 7, 1940 to Clarence Chalmers and Wanda Bethel Morris. He completed his high school equivalency diploma and served in the U.S. Army from 1961-1965 as a tank mechanic, completing two tours in Vietnam.

David married Mary Catherine Tillman Morris December 15, 2011 in Waukon. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Show Racer Club, Iowa State Pigeon Association, National Pigeon Association and Tri-State Pigeon Association.

Tue
04
Jun

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. A celebration of life will be held Sunday, June 9 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Jaycee Shelter at the Waukon City Park. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.
 

Wed
29
May

Jerry Suhr

Jerry Hugh Suhr, 79, of Waterloo, formerly of Harpers Ferry and Readlyn, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Pinnacle Specialty Care, Cedar Falls. Services were held Friday, May 24 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church with burial in Waterloo Cemetery, both in Waterloo.

Jerry was born March 2, 1940 in Stanley, son of William  and Goldie Menuey Suhr. He married Sandra Clark August 18, 1962 in St. Peter Lutheran Church, Denver.

Jerry graduated from West Union High School and was employed with John Deere for 34 years. He was also employed with the City of Harpers Ferry for 10 years.

Wed
29
May

Patrick Mahoney

Patrick E. Mahoney, 73, of Waukon died Friday, May 24, 2019 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 28 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at St. John the Baptist - West Ridge Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Patrick Edward Mahoney was born June 5, 1945 in La Crosse, WI, the son of Edward and Regina (Mellick) Mahoney. He was baptized at St. Patrick Catholic Church and confirmed at St. John the Baptist - West Ridge Catholic Church, both in Waukon. In 1963, he graduated from St. Patrick High School in Waukon. From 1965-1971, Pat was enlisted in the Army Reserves and served on active duty from May-September in 1965.

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