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
19
Oct

Lindy Lewis

Lindy A. Lewis, 70, of Harpers Ferry died Monday, October 15, 2018 at her home in Harpers Ferry. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 20 at 1 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial with military honors will be at St. Joseph’s Paint Rock Cemetery, Harpers Ferry. Friends may greet the family from 12-1 p.m. Saturday at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

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Tue
16
Oct

Dale Needham

Dale J. Needham, 83, formerly of Cedar Rapids and La Crosse, WI, died Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Arbor Springs Nursing Home in West Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, October 18 at 1 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in La Crosse, WI with Rev. Peter Raj officiating. Burial will be in the Gate of Heaven Cemetery in La Crosse, WI. Friends may call at the church Thursday from 12 Noon until the time of services.

Dale was born January 9, 1935 in Waukon to Bartley and Katherine (Sweeney) Needham, Sr. Dale attended Waukon area schools and married Catherine Hall December 27, 1958 in St. Thomas More Catholic Church in La Crosse, WI. Dale had worked at the Cedar Rapids Airport for 36 years until retiring. He was also involved in home development and the auto industry and just enjoyed staying busy.

Tue
16
Oct

Wayne Genz

Wayne D. Genz, 95, of Monona died Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral Service were held Tuesday, October 16 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona. Burial followed at Sixteen Cemetery, rural Monona.

Wayne Dale Genz was born March 19, 1923 to Herbert and Carrie (Schlitter) Genz in Madison, WI. He attended country school and also Harpers Ferry High School.

Wayne was united in marriage with Eva Sickels in 1942. One son was born to this union. He farmed in his younger years and then went to work as a mechanic for Case Implement in Bettendorf. Wayne enjoyed fishing and hunting turkeys and ducks.

Wayne is survived by his four grandchildren, Missy Eberline, Randy Genz, and Samantha and Charlie Gentz; one sister, Bernice Yeoman of Harpers Ferry; and one brother, Roland Genz of Harpers Ferry. Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Eva, in 1992; his son, Roger Genz; and his parents, Herbert and Carrie Genz.

Tue
16
Oct

Darlene Yeoman

Darlene Yeoman, 85, of Lansing died Friday, October 12, 2018 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. Funeral Service was held Monday, October 15 at United Methodist Church, Lansing with Rev. Sedar Wembonyama as the officiant. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Darlene was born April 1, 1933 to John and Elsie (Hayes) Pohlman in New Albin. She graduated New Albin High School in 1951. June 4, 1953, Darlene was united in marriage with Gene Yeoman at United Methodist Church in New Albin. Three daughters were born to this union, Ruth, Shirley and Nancy. Darlene worked 40 years at Lansing Company. She was a member of Eastern Star.

Tue
16
Oct

Murvel Barness

Murvel D. Barness, 75, of Waukon passed away peacefully in his home Thursday, October 11, 2018. Memorial services with military honors were held Monday, October 15 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Wayne Ellingson officiating.

Murvel Duane Barness was born June 23, 1943 in Decorah, the son of John and Gladys (Kleppe) Barness. He attended Ossian Public Schools and was baptized and confirmed at Bethany Lutheran Church in Ossian. Murvel enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 18 and proudly served his country from 1962-1970.

He attended basic training at Fort Carson, CO and was later stationed in Korea, Japan, Fort Sill, OK and Fort Hood, TX. He earned the rank of Staff Sergeant and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Tue
16
Oct

Joyce Brennan

Joyce Margaret Brennan, 88, of Lansing died peacefully Sunday, October 7, 2018 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems in La Crosse, WI. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, October 11 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Joyce was born July 6, 1930 in Churchtown, rural Allamakee County. She was the daughter of Archibald and Jennie (Peterson) Uren. She graduated from Lansing High School in 1948 and earned a teaching degree from Luther College, Decorah. She married Daniel J. Brennan November 19, 1952 at Sacred Heart Church, Waterloo.

Tue
16
Oct

Maxine Johnson

Maxine Leah Johnson, 80, of New Hampton died Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at her home in New Hampton. Funeral Services were held Sunday, October 14 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona with Rev. Erika Kielstrup as the Officiant. Burial followed at Monona Cemetery, Monona.

Maxine was born June 24, 1938 to Donald and Marcella (Sabbann) Tayek in Linton Township, Allamakee County. She graduated from Monona High School in 1956 and earned her degree from Upper Iowa University. Maxine was united in marriage with John Johnson. Three children were born to this union. They later divorced. Throughout the years, Maxine was a special education teacher in Farmersburg, secretary for Dr. Pfeiffer in McGregor and also worked at Community Action for many years. She was also the first woman tour guide at Spook Cave.

Tue
16
Oct

Barbara Bigelow-Mitchell

Barbara Lynn Bigelow-Mitchell, 74, passed away Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Prairie Meadows Senior Living Center in Kasson, MN. The memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 18 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 301 Eighth Avenue NW in Kasson, MN with Reverend Nirmala Reinschmidt officiating. Inurnment will be at Claremont Street Cemetery in Claremont, MN.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 17 at Czaplewski Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 801 Seventh Street SE in Kasson, MN and one  hour before the service at the church Thursday.

Barbara was born May 18, 1944 in Owatonna, MN to Wayne and Wilma (Munson) Bigelow. She graduated from Claremont High School and worked briefly at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.  She married and spent most of her life in New Albin and returned to Kasson, MN in 2014 to be near her siblings.

Tue
16
Oct

Mary Johnson

Mary Alice (Grady) Johnson, age 71, of Brooklyn Center, MN passed away peacefully October 12, 2018. Memorial service will be held Friday, October 19 at 6 p.m. with visitation one hour prior, all at Washburn-McReavy Coon Rapids Chapel, 1827 Coon Rapids Boulevard NW in Coon Rapids, MN. Memorials made to the family.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas; her parents, Cyril and Catherine Grady; her siblings, Jean Lerch and Donald Grady; and her brother-in-law, James Johnson. She is survived by her children, David (Tammy), Brian and Tracy (Jeremy) Smith; her grandchildren, Blake and Olivia Johnson; her siblings, Shirley (Gary) Ambrose, Charles Grady and Terrance (Elaine) Grady; her sisters-in-law, Michelle Grady and Charlene Grady; her brothers-in-law, Daniel (Sue) Johnson and John (Sharon) Johnson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
 

Tue
16
Oct

James Richardson

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Celebration of Life for James Richardson of Harpers Ferry originally scheduled for October 20 has been canceled. James had passed away July 17, 2018. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
 

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