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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Keith Sander

Keith W. Sander, 95, of Waukon died Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. A private burial will be held at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to First Presbyterian Church 204 West Main, Waukon, IA 52172. Cards may be sent to Dave Sander at 633 Lakehaven Circle, Orlando, FL 32828. Martin - Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Survivors include his children: Dave (Diane) Sander, Sue (Ken) Polsley, and Julie (Shawn) Stuhr; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Keith served in the U.S. Army during WWII.

Online condolences may be left at www.martinfunerals.com.
 

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Dave Hartley

Dave Hartley, 61, of Postville died Tuesday, February 16, 2021 at his home. Funeral Service was held Saturday, February 20 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant.

Dave was born April 12, 1959 to John and Ruth (Anderson) Hartley in La Crosse, WI. He graduated in 1977 from Postville High School. Dave worked for Hartley Electric until he transitioned to Farm Bureau in 2004. Dave was very proud to be a Mason and a Shriner Clown.

Dave was united in marriage with Debra McKee April 11, 1981. Three children were born to this union. Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing and spending time on the Mississippi River with his family. He also enjoyed golf cart rides with his grandkids and spending time with and playing jokes on his wife, Debra.

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Feb

Mary Ann Madrigal

Mary Ann Madrigal, age 85, of Decorah passed away peacefully with family by her side Thursday, February 11, 2021 at home. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, February 18 at St. Benedict Catholic Church in Decorah with Rev. Donald Hertges officiating.

Mary Ann Bernadette (McGeough) Madrigal was born September 29, 1935 at Hall Maternity Hospital in Waukon to Bernard and Bernice (Meehan) McGeough.  She graduated from Waterville High School in Waterville in 1953. After high school, she was recruited by Brammer Manufacturing to work and play Women’s AAU basketball in Davenport. Little did Mary Ann know that she would then meet her life partner, Manuel Joseph Madrigal, who played on the Brammer Manufacturing men’s team.

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Feb

Richard Waldron

Richard Lynn Waldron, 69, of Lee’s Summit, MO passed away Monday, February 1, 2021. Due to our concern for the health and safety of our friends and relatives, rather than hosting a large service, please visit GatheringUs.com to Celebrate the Life of Richard Lynn Waldron. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort.

In lieu of flowers, we are asking for donations to be made in Rick Waldron’s honor to Jackson County CASA. There is a link to make a donation on the GatheringUs webpage. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Rick was born August 23, 1951 in Waukon to William and Marjorie (Leet) Waldron. He spent his entire childhood in Waukon, attending St. Patrick Catholic School K-12, before heading off to college, where he would ultimately graduate from Mankato State University with a degree in Business.

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Feb

John Duvel

John Wayne Duvel of Canton, MA, formerly of Waukon, died February 3, 2021. A memorial service will be held in Canton, MA at a later date and interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery.

John was born August 28, 1957 to Duane and Shirley (Hanke) Duvel in Waukon. He was baptized and confirmed at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon. He attended Waukon schools and graduated in 1975. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for over 12 years.

He was an honor graduate of the Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center, in Monterey, CA.

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23
Feb

Bernadette Whalen

Bernadette M. Whalen, 96, of Waukon died Friday, February 19, 2021 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, February 22 at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Catholic Church in rural Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Bernadette Margaret Whalen was born December 22, 1924 in rural Dorchester, the daughter of James and Nora (Griffin) Larkin. The weather was too cold for the doctor from New Albin to come so her father had to get their neighbor, Bridget McLaughlin, to deliver her at home.

She was baptized and had first communion at St. Mary’s Church in Dorchester.

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Feb

Kathleen Saewert

Kathleen E. Saewert, 77, of Waukon died Thursday, February 11, 2021 at her home in Boyd, WI. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 20 at 11 a.m. at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial will be at Lansing Ridge Cemetery, rural Lansing. Friends may call from 3-6 p.m. Friday, February 19 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks is encouraged.

Kathleen Elizabeth Saewert was born December 1, 1943 in Cheyenne, WY, the daughter of Earl Joseph and Marie Lavaun (Kelly) Kelly. When she was a young child, Kathleen’s family moved to the Wexford area of Allamakee County, where she attended Wexford and Harpers Ferry schools. Besides being a homemaker, Kathleen also worked for 37 years at Northern Engraving in Waukon.

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Florence Lea Flaherty

Florence Diane Lea Flaherty of Fort Dodge passed away peacefully while surrounded by family Saturday January 30, 2021 in St. Paul, MN after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was a shining light in this world for all who knew her, recognized as a hard worker, never afraid of a challenge, generous with her time, and a person of strong faith who dearly loved her family and friends.

Florence Diane was born April 13, 1950 and grew up on a farm near Waterville, the fourth of nine children.  She learned the value of hard work early in life, and never forgot it. She attended Waldorf College in Forest City and Luther College in Decorah. She then attended the University of Iowa, where she met her husband, Michael. They married in 1978. She taught English at Fort Dodge Middle School for over 30 years and won the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching.

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Edward Roed

Edward W. Roed, 79, of Waukon died Thursday, February 11, 2021 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Private family memorial services will be held at Hauge Lutheran Church in rural Decorah with Pastor Nancy Solomonson officiating. Burial will be at Hauge Cemetery at a later date.

Cards may be sent to Ann Roed at 1026 Highway 9, Waukon, IA 52172. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements.

Edward Walter Roed was born May 30, 1941 in Decorah, the son of Edwin and Edna (Sharp) Roed. He was baptized and confirmed at Hauge Lutheran Church in rural Decorah and graduated from Decorah High School in 1959. In 1962, he married Linda Sensor at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. They had two children, Brenda and Brian. Linda died in 1985. Ed worked as a security guard at John Deere in Waterloo, retiring in 1998.

April 24, 1987, he married Ann Regan at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilbertville. They moved to rural Waukon in 1998.

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Mark Miller

Mark A. Miller, 66, of Waukon died Friday, February 12, 2021 at his son’s home in rural Waukon after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Mark always maintained a strong faith and positive outlook throughout his illness.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 16 at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon. A private family memorial service will be held at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks is encouraged.

Mark Allen Miller was born November 14, 1954 in Waukon, the son of Frederick and Marjorie (Bareis) Miller. He was baptized at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Postville, confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School.

Mark then graduated from college at Northeast Area One in Calmar with a degree in Farm Implement Mechanics in 1974.

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