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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Feb

Robert Schultz

Robert August Schultz was born August 17, 1924 in Postville. He died Friday, February 21, 2020 at Unity Point Health, Allen Hospital in Waterloo at the age of 95 years old. He was the younger of two children born to Lawrence and Lucille Schultz.

Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 29 at St. John Lutheran Church in Luana with Rev. Lynn Noel as the officiant. Burial will follow at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Luana. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, February 29 at St. John Lutheran Church in Luana.

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25
Feb

Keith Kerr

Keith Kerr, 89, of Postville died Monday, February 17, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral service was held February 22 at Community Presbyterian Church in Postville with Rev. Kate Rupert as the officiant. Burial with Military Rites followed at Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Charles Keith was born January 31, 1931 to Kenneth Joel and Joyce Mae (Turner) Kerr on the Dale Delight Farm on Henderson Prairie in Fayette County. He graduated from Postville High School in 1948. Keith proudly served in Korea as part of the United States Army from September 1952 to August 1954.

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25
Feb

Signe Buege

Signe C. Buege, 60, of rural Lansing died Sunday, February 23, 2020 at her home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 29 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Matthew Majewski officiating. Burial will be at Center Baptist Cemetery, rural Lansing.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at Martin Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Trees Forever (www.treesforever.org) or the ALS Foundation (www.alsfoundation.org).
 

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Feb

Dorothy Welper

Dorothy L. Welper, 91, of Waukon, formerly of Dorchester, died Friday, February 21, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 25 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, rural Dorchester.

Dorothy Lucille Welper was born August 2, 1928 in Waukon, the daughter of Joe and Julia (Blake) Mauss. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Catholic Church in rural Waukon. Dorothy attended Clear Creek Country School, graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1946 and received her teaching certificate from the University of Dubuque in Dubuque.

June 14, 1948, she married Merle Welper at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Catholic Church. They lived in the Dorchester area and Dorothy taught in country schools for 10 years and did some substitute teaching for Allamakee Schools, which allowed her to stay home with her children while they were growing up.

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Feb

Alaine Meier

Alaine M. Meier, 78, of Waukon died Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 25 at First Baptist Church in Waukon with Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Society or to Oakland Cemetery, both in Waukon.

Alaine Marie Herman Meier was born June 20, 1941 at the Waukon Hospital in Waukon, the daughter of Harold and Evelyn (Schon) Herman. She was named after someone in Chicago and her parents liked that name; there also was a WWII song called “Marie Alena”. The joke was she started the war in 1941 and her sister, Ruth, ended the war in 1945.

Tue
18
Feb

Harriet Hanson

Harriet G. Hanson, 99, of Waukon died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society in Postville. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 24 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

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18
Feb

Vernon Geuder

Vernon M. Geuder, 96, of Longwood, FL died peacefully in his sleep February 1, 2020.

Mr. Geuder was the son of Otto and Jessie Geuder of Waukon. He was born April 3, 1923 in Cook County, Chicago, IL. He attended Waukon schools and in 1940 graduated from Waukon High School. He served as a TBM pilot in World War II.

March 30, 1948, he married the love of his life, Marilyn Herman, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. Mr. Geuder graduated from UNI in 1951, and was a teacher and coach in Iowa for nine years before moving to Virginia, where he taught for 17 years in the Fairfax County schools. He touched many young lives and is being remembered by former students with love, admiration and respect, as a positive guiding light in their lives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Eunice Geuder Barley; and his beloved wife of 70 years, Marilyn Herman Geuder.

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18
Feb

Esther Ward

Esther L. Ward, 95, of Waukon died Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Family graveside services were held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon with Pastor Kim Gates officiating. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon assisted the family with arrangements.

Esther Louise Ward was born September 14, 1924 in Brookfield, MO, the daughter of Homer and Elizabeth (Libby) Ross. She attended schools in the Brookfield area and worked at Brown’s Shoe Factory.

July 5, 1947, she married Billy Ward in Brookfield, MO. They started out farming in Missouri before moving to McGregor in 1958, and then to Waukon in 1973.

When her children were younger, she was a Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout leader. Esther enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, sewing, and working in her flower gardens.

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18
Feb

Paula Hitchcock

Paula Lynn Hitchcock, 61, of Waukon passed away Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon surrounded by family and friends. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 13 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating and a luncheon to be served following the service. Burial will be held at a later date.

Paula was born March 6, 1958 to Robert and Ellen (Duve) Hitchcock in Dubuque. She married the love of her life, Gregg (Lizzard) Klein, February 13, 2004. Through that marriage, six children were united.

Paula worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon for a couple of years and bartended most of her life at the local watering holes better known as Dar’s Place, 22 Spring Ave, Brenda’s, City Club and many more.

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18
Feb

Harold Krambeer

Harold Krambeer

Harold Junior Krambeer, 77, of Farmersburg died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at his home in Farmersburg. Funeral Service was held Friday, February 14 at Norway Lutheran Church, St. Olaf with Rev. Marshall Hahn as the officiant. Burial with Military Rites followed at United Brethren Cemetery, rural St. Olaf.

Harold was born November 15, 1942 in Farmersburg, the fourth child of Harold John Krambeer and Leona Fascher Krambeer. He was baptized December 13, 1942 at St. John Lutheran Church in Farmersburg and confirmed there March 25, 1956. He graduated from Monona Farmersburg Community High School in 1960 and served his country in the United States Air Force as a photo interpretation specialist during the Vietnam War.

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