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.

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Harlen Koenig

Harlen Koenig, 100, of Postville died Saturday, June 16, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral Service will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel and Rev. Dave Lenth as the officiants. Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery, rural Waukon. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the church Wednesday.

Harlen William Fredrick Koenig was born November 29, 1917 to Fred and Alma (Schlie) Koenig in Postville. He attended Oak Hill School in rural Castalia through the eighth grade.

Harlen was united in marriage with Lorraine Henning December 8, 1938 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. Eight children were born to this union: Shirley, Donald, Luann, Duane, Douglas, Bradley, Peggy and Lisa. They celebrated 76 years of marriage together.

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18
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Josephine Onsager

Josephine “Josie” Onsager, 91, of Waukon died Friday, June 15, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 20 at 11 a.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call one hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Memorials may be made to Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church or to the Good Samaritan Center for the dining room remodeling project.

Josephine Ruth Onsager was born December 14, 1926 in Waukon, the daughter of Peter and Minnie (Steffenson) Olson. She was baptized and confirmed at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon and attended school in Waukon.

April 7, 1946, she married Arnold Irving Onsager at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. Josie was a housewife and did daycare for many years for local families.

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14
Jun

Kathy Jangula

Kathy Lynn Jangula, 63, of Lansing died Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Health Systems, La Crosse, WI. A visitation was held Saturday, June 16 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. There will be a private family inurnment at a later date.

Kathy was born June 22, 1954 in La Crosse, WI to Willard and Kathryn (Boland) Elliot and she later graduated from De Soto High School in De Soto, WI. She was united in marriage to Michael P. Jangula November 22, 1975. Michael passed away April 10, 2012.

Kathy worked for several years at Northern Engraving in Lansing and Waukon. She enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved spending time with her family. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

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12
Jun

Marjorie Elvig

Marjorie “Margie” Jean (Binns) Elvig, age 84, of Minneapolis, MN, formerly of Grand Rapids, MN, went to be with Jesus June 7, 2018 after a 12-year struggle with Alzheimer’s. A celebration of Margie’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 14 at GracePoint Church, 2351 Rice Creek Road, New Brighton, MN, with visitation one hour prior to service. Inurnment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

Margie was born in Newark, NJ October 1, 1933 to John William Binns and Martha Helen (Boothby) Binns. Her sister, Marilyn, joined them and they grew up with music lessons, much reading and faithful church attendance. The Lord Jesus called Margie at an early age, and He became her Lord and Savior at Evangel Baptist Church in New Jersey.

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12
Jun

Keith Schacht

Keith W. Schacht, 71, of Waterville, formerly of Lockport, IL, died Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A private burial was held at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements. Memorials can be given at americangreyhound.org.

Keith W. Schacht was born September 13, 1946 in Rock Rapids, the son of Raymond and Susan (Ely) Schacht. Keith received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Iowa State University. Wanting to work for a small animal practice, Keith moved to Illinois and practiced at VCA Joliet Animal Hospital. He loved his job and poured his life into being a veterinarian, leaving room for little else other than his wife, Kathy, and their various pets.

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12
Jun

Lyle Bechtel

Lyle Bechtel, age 83, died in his home in Seabrook, TX of Parkinson’s Disease June 1, 2018. A Memorial will be held June 18 in Seabrook, TX. Lyle was born in Waukon and graduated form Waukon High School in 1953. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Eleanore Bechtel, and his sister, Jalee.

He is survived by his wife, JoAnn; his daughters, Kim of League City, TX and Debbie of Seabrook, TX; his sons, Kim of Denmark and Jeff of Roswell, NM; his sister, Janice, of Burns, TN; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
 

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11
Jun

Jean O'Hare

Jean Edna O’Hare, 93, of Waukon died Saturday, June 9, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, June 12 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Waukon. The Rev. Mark Osterhaus was the Celebrant and Concelebrant was the Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg. Interment was at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Hanover.

Jean Edna Phillips was born March 28, 1925 in Conover, part of Winneshiek County. She was the daughter of Edward and Mollie (Hines) Phillips. She married Thomas Francis O’Hare, Jr. April 7, 1945 in Decorah. Jean and Tom lived in Cedar Rapids where they worked at Collins Radio for a short time before returning to Decorah and eventually Waukon. They farmed in French Creek Township, Hanover area and in 1968 moved to Waukon.

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07
Jun

Helen Kubitz

Helen Kubitz, age 82, of Sparks, NV died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Northern Nevada Hospital with family members present. Services will be held Friday, June 15 with an 11 a.m. Mass immediately followed by a luncheon, both at The Church of the Visitation, 1028 Middle Road, Camanche. Burial will follow the luncheon at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 401 South 18th Street, Clinton.

Helen Jean Henry was born February 21, 1935 in Waukon to Theodore and Lillian Henry. She was a homemaker and assisted her husband, Allen (Bud), in building homes in the Camanche area.

Helen and Bud were married for 63 years and retired to Sparks, NV where they were members of Holy Cross Church. Fr. Jose Isaac said a Memorial Mass.

Tue
05
Jun

Lillian Christianson

Lillian E. Christianson, 85, of Waukon died Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, June 13 at 11 a.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating.

Friends may greet the family for one hour before and again during the lunch following the services at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Lillian Eileen Christianson was born December 15, 1932 in Waukon. She was the daughter of John and Alice (Sanderson) Herman. Lillian was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. She attended rural elementary school before graduating from Waukon High School in 1950.

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05
Jun

Leo Berg

Leo Berg, age 88, of Decorah died Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Aase Haugen Nursing Home in Decorah. Funeral service was held Friday, May 25 at Frankville Presbyterian Church, Frankville with Rev. Gary Catterson officiating. Interment was at Frankville Cemetery, Frankville.

Leo Alfred Berg was born March 4, 1930 to Alfred and Olga (Hanson) Berg in Frankville Township, Allamakee County. He received his education in the Little Red School near Forest Mills in Allamakee County. Leo was baptized in the Forest Mills Church by the Reverend L.E. Crippen.

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