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.

Fri
11
Oct

Robert Strub

Robert Strub, 79, of Lansing died Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at Gundersen Health Systems in La Crosse, WI. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday, October 14, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the celebrant.
Visitation will be held from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, October 13 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Lansing. There will also be a one hour visitation before Mass at the church Monday.

A full obituary will appear in the October 16 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Thu
10
Oct

Arliss Willyard

We mourn the loss of Arliss Willyard, who died October 9, 2019 at age 86 from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at the Oelwein Care Center in Oelwein. A funeral service will be held Monday, October 14 at 11 a.m., with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Oelwein. The Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home is caring for arrangements. For condolences, please visit www.geilenfeldfh.com.

A full obituary will appear in the October 16 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Wed
09
Oct

Kathleen Schulte

Kathleen M. Schulte, 96, of Waukon died Sunday, October 6, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 10 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 9 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church Thursday.

Kathleen Marie Schulte was born March 12, 1923 in Platteville, WI, the daughter of Joe and Laura (Linden) Wunderlin. She grew up in Platteville and graduated from Platteville High School and then from Platteville Normal School with her teaching certificate. Kathleen taught in rural schools in Wisconsin until WWII began and then moved to Chicago, IL to work in the office of an aircraft plant; she returned home to Platteville once the war ended.

Wed
09
Oct

Susan Sommermeyer

Susan K. Sommermeyer, 66, of New Albin died Monday, September 30, 2019 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 9 at the New Albin Town House. Burial will be at the New Albin City Cemetery. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Susan Kay Sommermeyer was born June 29, 1953 in Redfield, SD, the daughter of Claude and Genevieve “Jenny” (Sires) Grahlman. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1971. August, 17, 1974, she married Donald Sommermeyer at Grace United Methodist Church in New Albin.

For over 30 years, she worked as a secretary/administrative assistant for the Lansing Button Factory in Lansing and then for Dairyland Power Cooperative in Genoa and La Crosse, WI. Susan was also a cook for Eastern Allamakee Community School District in Lansing.

Wed
09
Oct

Frances Wittenberger

It is with great sadness that the family of Frances H. Wittenberger of Erlanger, KY, formerly of Waukon, announces her peaceful passing after a brief illness Friday, September 20, 2019 at the age of 103 years. Celebration of life services will be held privately and at the convenience of the family.

Frances was born in Canada July 30, 1916 and was the daughter of the late Charles and Lily Houck. Frances worked as a bookkeeper and was active in the Iowa Farm Bureau and 4-H. She was a long-time member of Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Frances enjoyed gardening, quilting, reading, raising chickens and playing cards. When Frances played cards with you, she played to win, no matter what.

Wed
09
Oct

Joan Dietrich

Joan Dietrich of Waukon passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral Services for Joan will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be held from 9-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to funeral services.
 

A full obituary will appear in the October 16 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Wed
09
Oct

Lee White

Lee Daniel White, 92, was transported into the glorious presence of his Savior from Good Samaritan Home in Waukon Monday, October 7, 2019. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Waukon with Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the church.
Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations and memorials may be made to the Waukon First Baptist Church Missions fund.

A full obituary will appear in the October 16 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Mon
07
Oct

Ronda Thorstenson

Ronda R. Thorstenson, 78, of Waukon died Friday, October 4, 2019 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, October 9 at 1 p.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 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Ronda Rae Thorstenson was born November 8, 1940 in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Roy Forkner and Helen (Johnson) Bruns. She was baptized at Center Baptist Church in rural Lansing and attended Elon Country School and Waukon High School in Waukon.

Fri
04
Oct

Gloria Larson

Gloria (Aspenson) Larson, age 91, of Cresco died Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco. Funeral Services for Gloria Larson were held Saturday, October 5 at First Lutheran Church in Cresco with Pastor Leo Combs-Lay officiating. Burial took place at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Cresco following the service.

Gloria Ann Lee was born July 15, 1928, the daughter of Jacob and Anna (Hegtvedt) Lee. She graduated from Decorah High School. Gloria taught at a one-room school house until her marriage to Don Aspenson in 1948. She resided in Cresco while raising her family with Don.  Gloria was active in the life of First Lutheran Church and her community. Don died in 1986.

After being widowed for five years, Gloria married Walter Larson August 3, 1991, and they resided in Waukon. They enjoyed life together until his passing in 2011. Gloria returned to Cresco to the assisted living to be closer to her family.

Tue
01
Oct

Maynard "Mike" Garlow

Maynard “Mike” Garlow, 89, of Plainfield, IL and Holy Cross, after a one-year battle with cancer, passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at his home in Plainfield, IL surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial for Mike was held Saturday, October 5 at St. Clements Catholic Church in Bankston with Rev. Michael Schueller officiating. Burial was in St. Clements cemetery with Full Military honors afforded by the Farley American Legion Post #656.

Mike was born June 10, 1930 in Dubuque, the son of Maynard “Major” (1908-1997) and Anna (Ward) Garlow (1903-1997). He is a graduate of Harpers Ferry High School in Harpers Ferry.

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