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.

Wed
27
May

Constance “Connie” Snitker

Constance S. Snitker of Waterloo died Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Allen Hospital in Waterloo at the age of 68. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family burial will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing. Memorials may be sent to the American Heart Association, 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674.

Connie was born February 9, 1952 to Wayne Snitker and Florence (Weipert) Olsen of Lansing. Raised in Allamakee County, she was the first of three children. Connie graduated from Waukon High School in 1970. After graduation Connie moved to Monterey, CA where she worked for Paul Kagan Associates.

Connie’s only child is Jason Allan Snitker. Condolences may be sent to him at 101 Boardwalk, #610, Atlantic City, NJ  08401.
 

Wed
27
May

Judith Iseli

Judith Laurayne (Olson) Iseli, 78, of Waukon died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, WI. A private family visitation was held. A public graveside service was held Tuesday, May 26 at Lansing Ridge Cemetery, Lansing with Rev. Sedar Wembomyama as the officiant.

Judith was born May 23, 1941 to Evelyn and Hulda (Kerstein) Olson in La Crosse, WI. She was united in marriage with Robert F. Iseli February 1, 1959 at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lansing. Three children were born to this union, Evelyn, Gary and Wanda.

Judith spent 29 years at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon working in the Dietary Department. In her younger years Judith liked to Square Dance. She loved spending time with her family, playing cards, Scrabble, Chinese checkers and Speed. Judith loved her trips to the casinos, traveling and fishing. She enjoyed making many quilts and afghans and countless cakes for special family occasions.

Wed
27
May

Lora Frana

Lora Marie McCormick Frana, 58, of Luck, WI died peacefully at her home Thursday, May 14, 2020. Due to COVID-19 precautions, private, immediate-family graveside services will be held Saturday, May 30 at St. Mary’s Hanover Cemetery in rural Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating.

Lora was born May 24, 1961 in Waukon, daughter of James and Theresa (Schwartzhoff) McCormick. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Hanover Catholic Church in rural Waukon. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1979 and attended Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar. She graduated from NICC and became a Registered Nurse (RN).

July 27, 1985, Lora married Ron Frana at St. Mary’s Hanover Catholic Church. She worked as an RN in St. Paul, MN for many years. In 2017 she moved to Luck, WI to be closer to her children and grandsons and started her own cleaning business.

Tue
26
May

Jane Schneider

Jane M. Schneider, 85, of Waukon died Monday, May 25, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Graveside services will be held Friday, May 29 at 12:30 p.m. at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon and will also be live streamed on Martin Funeral Home’s Facebook page. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. Condolences may be sent to Linda Winkie at 1622 Ninth Street SW, Waukon, IA 52172.

A full obituary will appear in the June 3 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Tue
19
May

Gladys Hartson

Gladys E. Hartson of Decorah died Sunday, May 10, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, MN at the age of 87. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private family burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.

Gladys Emma (Rolfs) Hartson was born August 27, 1932 at the family farm in Union Prairie Township, Allamakee County, the fourth of eight children born to Walter and Emma (Kostman) Rolfs.  Gladys attended country schools through eighth grade. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1951. After graduation Gladys moved to Waterloo and worked as a key-punch operator at DX Sunray.

Gladys was united in marriage to Duane Ronald “Curly” Hartson May 25, 1957 in Waukegan, IL. This union was blessed with two children, Michael Eugene and Dianna Marie.

Tue
19
May

Jean Dougherty

Jean Ann (Gavin) Dougherty of Elkader passed away peacefully at her home May 11, 2020. She was 87 years old. A family funeral mass was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Elkader with a private interment at the cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the Clayton County Food Shelf, P.O. Box 48, St. Olaf, IA  52072.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Dougherty, who passed away in December. They were married a lifetime, 66 years, having wed Valentine’s Day in 1953. Jean was also preceded in death by her parents, Helen and Francis Gavin; her sisters, Dorothy Collins and Jule Hermanson; her brothers, Joe Gavin and William Gavin; as well as an infant son, Gerald.

Mon
18
May

Lee "Joe" Fink

Lee “Joe” B. Fink, 80, of New Albin died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Cemetery in rural Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Please join the family for graveside services live streamed on the Martin Funeral Home Facebook page. Condolences may be sent to Jeff Fink at 13216 Raven Street NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55448.

Lee “Joe” Burnell Fink was born August 8, 1939 in Dorchester, the son of Freeman John and Velma (Smith) Fink. He was baptized at the Dorchester Methodist Church, confirmed at Grace Methodist Church in New Albin and graduated from New Albin High School in 1958.

Thu
14
May

Mary Bresnahan

Mary E. Bresnahan, 100, of Waukon died Monday, May 11, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in Waukon. Graveside services were held Saturday, May 16 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. A celebration of life memorial mass will be held at a later date at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made out to the Bresnahan/McCullough Scholarship Fund at Waukon High School, St. Patrick Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Hanover Catholic Church, or to Good Samaritan Society, all in Waukon. Condolences may be sent to: Pat Bresnahan at 24 Sixth Avenue NE, Waukon, IA 52172; Peggy Walch at 50240 287th Avenue, Elgin, MN, 55932; and Dan Bresnahan at 310 Fourth Avenue S, Suite 7000, Minneapolis, MN, 55415.

Wed
13
May

Harold "Harry" Teff

Harold Christian Teff passed away May 10, 2020 at Martin Luther Manor in Bloomington, MN at the age of 79. His funeral service will be private due to COVID-19 pandemic guidelines for gatherings. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Morris Nilsen Chapel in Richfield, MN is in charge of arrangements, www.morrisnilsen.com.

Harry was born October 27, 1940 to Christian and Winifred (Casey) Teff. He and his twin brother were fifth and sixth of their 12 children (whom he affectionately called “the dirty dozen”) raised on their farm in Dorchester.

Harry enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1958 as an armored tank driver and mechanic and was stationed overseas in Germany and Korea. He was honorably discharged in 1964.

Tue
12
May

Lawrence Larson

Lawrence I. Larson, 83, of Harpers Ferry died Monday, May 11, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse, WI. A celebration of life will be held at a later date along with a burial of ashes at Waterville Cemetery. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family. Condolences can be sent to Joanne Larson at 556 Highway 76, Harpers Ferry, IA 52146.

Lawrence Ingvald Larson was born December 13, 1936 in Waterville, the son of Ingvald and Clara (Ruess) Larson. He was baptized at Waterville Lutheran Church, confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, and attended country schools and Waterville School. October 7, 1961, Lawrence married Joanne Arlene Iverson at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. He was the owner/operator of Larry’s Custom Trucking, hauling hay and livestock. He also worked as a mechanic and farmed with his dear friend, Orville Nelson.

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