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.

Tue
20
Aug

Jacquelyn Radloff

Jacquelyn Kay Radloff, 70, of Monona died Friday, August 9, 2019 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral Service was held Thursday, August 15 at Living Faith United Methodist Parish, Monona with Rev. Deb Parkison as the officiant. Burial followed at Monona Cemetery, Monona. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Jacquelyn Kay was born December 28, 1948 to Wilbert and Gretchen (Henderson) Wiethorn. She graduated from MFL High School in 1967.

Jacquelyn was united in marriage with Loren Radloff November 25, 1967 at United Methodist Church in Monona. She was a very devoted, loving wife and dedicated to her family. Four children were born to this union. Jacque and Loren farmed together for many years until all the kids were in school, then she began working at Gencor-Bituma in the Accounting department. She later went to work as the City Clerk for Monona until she retired in 2015.

Tue
20
Aug

Norbert Lembke

Norbert George Lembke, 92, of Monona died Monday, August 12, 2019 at his home in Monona. Funeral Service was held Saturday, August 17 at Faith Lutheran Church in Monona with Rev. Mel Harris as the officiant. Burial followed at Monona Cemetery.

Norbert was born May 6, 1927 to Erwin and Mildred (Sass) Lembke in Monona Township. He was baptized June 22, 1927 by Rev. Daugs and confirmed in 1941 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona. He graduated from Monona High School and attended one year of college.

Norbert was united in marriage with Eileen Schrader October 16, 1951 at St. John Lutheran Church in Luana. Five children were born to this union. Norbert worked a few years for the Monona Coop and also farmed. He enjoyed fishing, bowling and listening and dancing to Polka Music. He loved spending time with his family.

Tue
20
Aug

June Capper

June Capper, 88, of Lansing, formerly of Elgin, died Friday, August 16, 2019 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, August 24 at 1 p.m. at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Elgin with visitation from 12-1 p.m. before services at the funeral home Saturday. Burial will follow at Elgin Cemetery, Elgin.
 

Tue
13
Aug

Anna Mae Zoll

Anna Mae Zoll, age 96, passed away August 3, 2019 at the Veterans Affairs Journey Home Unit, Tomah, WI. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 27 with visitation starting at 9:30 a.m. and a burial after mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Cemetery, Hanover in rural Allamakee County.

Anna Mae was born October 7, 1922 in Waukon. She was a strong character and often stated her personal direction - “I wanted to do it differently than everyone else.”

She was the oldest of five children of Emmett and Irene (Ronan) Zoll. She attended elementary school in Waukon and Hanover #4. She graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in Lansing in 1940. After graduation, she enrolled in nursing training in Aurora, IL. Upon graduation from nurses training, she took a job at Mooseheart in Aurora, IL.

Mon
12
Aug

Tristan Levi Close

Tristan Levi Close, 21, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 8 2019 at Gundersen Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Tristan Levi “Flip” Close, the son of Raymond Close and Cindy (Eilers) Fritz was born January 31, 1998 in Prairie du Chien, WI. He attended school in Waukon and later graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC).

A Celebration of Life was held from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in McGregor.

Mon
12
Aug

Linda Sorum

Linda L. Sorum, 78, of Waukon, died Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 13, at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Ronald Pederson officiating. Burial took place at East Paint Creek Synod Cemetery in rural Waterville. Friends may call one hour before services Tuesday at the funeral home.

Linda Lou Sorum was born March 9, 1941, in Lansing, the daughter of Eben and Linda (Kerstein) Beardmore. She was baptized and confirmed at the old German Presbyterian Church in Lansing and graduated from Lansing High School in 1958. On September 11, 1964, she married Moris LaVerne Sorum at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

They farmed together by the twin churches east of Waukon where they raised livestock, dairy cows, corn, hay, and farm cats. Linda enjoyed going to church and visiting with family and friends.

Mon
12
Aug

James Sweeney

James “Jim” E. Sweeney, 69, of Waukon, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 13 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military honors took place at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Memorials may be given to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, St. Patrick Church Restoration Fund, or St. Patrick School in his memory.

James Edward “Jim” Sweeney was born December 17, 1949 in Waukon to Ray and Monica (Burke) Sweeney. He attended a one-room country school until eighth grade and graduated in 1968 from St. Patrick School in Waukon. After high school he enlisted in the military and served in Vietnam, where he received the Bronze Star for his service. He later served in the National Guard, in the Medical Unit in Madison, WI, until resigning his commission as 2nd Lieutenant in 1979.

Wed
07
Aug

Pearl Schmitt

Pearl Amelia Schmitt, 91, of Ossian died Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, August 6 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian with Rev. Robert Gross as the Celebrant. Inurnment will be held at a later date at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian.

Pearl was born on a farm west of Ossian January 8, 1928 at home in Winneshiek County in Ossian, the daughter of Andrew and Frances (Bullerman) Timp. She was baptized and confirmed at St Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian. She attended De Sales Grade School and graduated from De Sales High School, one of seven girls in 1946. After graduation, she worked in Chicago, IL for several years doing house work.

Tue
06
Aug

James Hanson

James Lee Hanson, 79, of Clermont died Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at his home in Clermont. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 10 at West Clermont Lutheran Church, Clermont with a visitation two hours before services from 9-11 a.m. at the church Saturday. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

Jim was born September 9 (or 10, depending on who you ask), 1939 to Melvin and Cleo (Gilbert) Hanson in Elgin. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1957 and earned his BS degree at Upper Iowa and his MS at Northeast Missouri State. Following this, he enjoyed a lengthy career as a respected educator and principal.

Jim was united in marriage with Carla Zmolek June 16, 1969 at Elgin Lutheran Church, Elgin. Three children were born to this union.

Tue
06
Aug

Ann Henthorn

Ann Marie Henthorn, 63, stepped into the presence of Christ Jesus Thursday evening, August 1, 2019 in her Muscatine home. The funeral service was held Monday, August 12 at Walnut Park Baptist Church, Muscatine. Interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.

Ann was born in Waukon March 8, 1956 to parents Kenneth and Mildred (Burke) Hall. Ann graduated in 1974 from Waukon High School, where she was a musician and honor student. She graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Home Economics Journalism and a minor in Nutrition.

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