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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22
Feb

Marie McKee

Marie E. McKee, 94, of Waukon, formerly of Postville, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 26 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville with Pastor Lynn Noel officiating. Burial will be at Postville Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, February 25 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon and one hour before services Monday at the church.

A full obituary will appear in the February 28 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Tue
20
Feb

Donald Topel

Donald H. Topel, 82, of Waukon died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be at Sixteen Cemetery, rural Monona. Friends may call one hour before services Friday at the funeral home.

Donald Harry Topel was born November 7, 1935 in the Sixteen area near rural Monona, the son of Herman William and Selda Minnie (Timmerman) Topel. He attended the Sixteen school and worked on the farm until his dad passed away. Donnie then moved into Waukon and worked for Peterson Hardware and Quandahl’s Food Ranch before becoming a plumber with DeBuhr Plumbing and Heating.

May 28, 1988, Donnie married Deloris Mae (Malli) Kolsrud at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. He and Deloris enjoyed driving around Sixteen every day and taking pictures and also liked painting ceramics together.

Tue
20
Feb

Dorothy Kruse

Dorothy R. Kruse, age 86, of Copperas Cove, TX and formerly of Brownsville, MN passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 in Copperas Cove, TX. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, 704 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Copperas Cove, TX 76522. Her cremains will be placed in St. Peter's Church Cemetery in New Albin.

Dorothy, or Dottie as most knew her, was born July 23, 1931 in Marshalltown to the late Robert A. and Velda Fox Rockhill. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1949. Dottie later graduated from Iowa State University in 1953 with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics Education.

Tue
20
Feb

Pauline Dundee

Pauline Ann Dundee, 79, of Marquette died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Bluffview Memory Care in Holmen, WI surrounded by her loving family. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, February 12 at St. Mary Catholic Church, McGregor with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Pauline Ann was born February 16, 1938 to Cyril and Lucille (Mauss) Byrnes in Waukon. She was baptized at Hanover Catholic Church.

Pauline was united in marriage with Milo L. Dundee October 18, 1955 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. To this union eight children were born. Pauline was a homemaker and loving mother. She worked as a Nurse’s Assistant for 32 years at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital and was also an EMT for the Mar-Mac and Prairie du Chien Rescue squads. Pauline enjoyed gardening and her greatest joy was her family. She was a caregiver to all.

Tue
20
Feb

William Schneeberger

William E. Schneeberger, 89, of Waukon died Friday, February 16, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 24 at 2 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, February 24 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Robey Memorial Library, Waukon Good Samaritan Center or Veterans Memorial Hospital Foundation, all in Waukon.

William Edwin Schneeberger was born August 10, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the son of William Conrad and Lorna (Brandt) Schneeberger. He graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a BSEE in Terre Haute, IN in 1949. Bill served in the United States Army, Signal Corps in White Sands, NM from 1951 until 1953.

Tue
20
Feb

Jim Connor

James Peyton Connor went to his heavenly home Friday, February 16, 2018. A memorial service Mass will be held Saturday, March 3 at 11:30 a.m., with visitation an hour before, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. A complete obituary is being planned for printing in the next edition of The Standard.
 

Tue
13
Feb

Beverly Brower Bach

Following a brief illness, Beverly Brower Bach, age 89, passed away Sunday, February 4 in Sun City, AZ. Condolences may be directed to Lloyd Bach at 12608 North Pebble Beach Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351.

Bev worked for many years in the Waukon/Postville/Decorah areas in various job placement offices. Following her retirement, she also worked at the Waukon Inn café.

Bev is preceded in death by her husband, Bob Brower; and her two sons, Bobbie Brower and David Brower. She is survived by her second husband, Lloyd Bach.
 

Tue
13
Feb

James Fitzgerald

James Edward Fitzgerald, 70, of Kenosha, WI passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in Kenosha, WI. Funeral Services honoring Jim's life were held Tuesday, February 13 with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Kenosha, WI. Entombment with full military honors followed at All Saints Mausoleum in Kenosha, WI.

James was born October 20, 1947 in Waukon to Carl and Clara (Aschom) Fitzgerald. He was raised in Lansing and Waukon, graduating from St. Patrick High School in 1965.

Jim received his B.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 1969 and his Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School in 1973. After graduating, he served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Milwaukee, WI before joining the Kenosha, WI law firm of Lucareli, Neuman, Ungemach and Fitzgerald. After closing his law firm, he served as the Family Court Commissioner for Kenosha County from 1997-2017.

Tue
13
Feb

Gene Ewing

Gene Willis Ewing, 87, of Monona died Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northgate Care Center, Waukon. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 14 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Monona.  Rev. Deb Parkison will be the officiant. Interment will be held in the Monona City Cemetery with Military Rites.

Gene Willis, the son of George and Bertha (Segrist) Ewing, was born September 28, 1930 at home in Allamakee County. He attended country school in the Forest Mills area. Gene served with the U.S. Army from 1951 until 1953 and was stationed in Greenland.

Gene was united in marriage with Margie Watson January 27, 1951 at the Forest Mills Church. He owned and operated Ewing Plumbing and Heating in Monona with his son, Rex. He retired in 1998.

Gene was a member of the Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Monona.  He served as a volunteer fireman and was a member of the Amvets and American Legion.

Tue
13
Feb

Harriet Snitker

Harriet L. Snitker, 96, of Waukon died Monday, February 5, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 8 at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Tim Rupert officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Harriet Lucille (Hanson) Snitker was born April 7, 1921 in Waterville, the daughter of Albert and Stella (Larson) Hanson. She was baptized and confirmed at the East Paint Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterville. She attended the Waterville Schools where she was a member of the 1936, 1937 and 1938 Basketball State Tournament teams. She was a member of the 1938 Girl's All-State Tournament Team. Harriet graduated as Valedictorian in 1938 from Waterville High School.

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