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.

Thu
06
Aug

Rose Marie Winters

Rose Marie Winters, 87, of Waukon died Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Due to restrictions implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, private family services will be held at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating and burial will be in the church cemetery. Please join the live stream of the service Saturday, August 8 at 11 a.m. on the Martin-Grau Funeral Home Facebook page. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

A full obituary will appear in the August 12 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Tue
04
Aug

Dorothy Wandling

Dorothy E. Wandling, 90, of Waukon died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. A private family graveside service was held at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, memorials can be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 403, Waukon, IA, 52172, where she had been an active member for 60 years.

Dorothy E. Danker Wandling was born August 6, 1929 in Poweshiek County, near Belle Plaine, the daughter of Bernard and Helene (Heitmann) Danker. She attended country school and Lutheran parochial school. In April 1943, Dorothy was confirmed. She graduated from Keystone High School in May of 1947.

February 22, 1948, Dorothy married Roy Wandling, son of Ruth and Albert Wandling, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Keystone. In 1960, they moved to Waukon, where she worked at the Ben Franklin store, Regan’s Pharmacy and Hartig Drug.

Tue
04
Aug

Keith Roffman

Keith LeRoy Roffman, 81, of Postville died July 26, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

In lieu of memorials and flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Cards and condolences can be sent to Dorothy Roffman, 885 Smithfield Drive, Postville, IA 52162.

Keith was born October 30, 1938 in Postville. He was raised on the family farm in Franklin Township, the third of four sons of the late Otto James Roffman and the late Cecilia L. (Regan) Roffman.

Keith attended Rural Evergreen Country School from Kindergarten until eighth grade. He graduated in 1956 from Postville High School and later enlisted in the United States Army Reserves, serving six-and-a-half years. After his service he farmed with his parents.

In 1965, he married Ronna Hubbartt and adopted her two girls, Brenda and Shelley. Brian Keith was born to this union. They later divorced.

Tue
04
Aug

Thomas Hustvet

Thomas Roy Hustvet, age 77, died July 28, 2020. A celebration of life will be determined at a later date. Dickinson Family Funeral Homes and Crematory of La Crosse, WI is assisting with arrangements.

Tom was born May 8, 1943 in Ironwood, MI. His early years of childhood were spent in Ironwood, MI, Brainerd, MN and Duluth, MN.

Tom attended schools in Brainerd and Duluth graduating from Duluth Central High School in 1961. He went on to attend both the University of Minnesota-Duluth and the University of Minnesota. He worked in the field of Human Services after college in a variety of positions from Food Stamp Investigator to Director.

Sun
02
Aug

Maggie DeWalle

Maggie F. DeWalle, 73, of Waukon died Friday, July 31, 2020 at her home. Private family memorial services will be held at Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Steve Campbell officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 4 at the funeral home. In consideration of concerns regarding COVID-19, social distancing and wearing of masks is encouraged. Condolences may be sent to Dewey DeWalle at 116 Fifth Avenue SW, Waukon, IA 52172.

Margaret “Maggie” Faye DeWalle was born March 17, 1947 in Salix, the daughter of Gerald and Elizabeth (Barton) Johannsen. She was baptized at Salix Community Church, attended Salix Elementary School, graduated from Westwood High School in 1965, and attended Mercy Hospital School of Radiology. After college, she worked as an x-ray technician at Floyd County Medical Center in Charles City for a short time before moving to Waukon.

Sat
01
Aug

Donald Schwartzhoff

Donald E. Schwartzhoff, 83, of Waukon, formerly of Dorchester, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. A private family funeral service was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial with military honors was at the church cemetery Tuesday, August 4. Condolences may be sent to Chris Schwartzhoff at 521 South State Street, Prairie du Chien, WI 53821.

Donald Emmett Schwartzhoff was born March 30, 1937 to Emmett and Lillian (Doubek) Schwartzhoff. He attended Washington Country School through the eighth grade. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1956 and was stationed in Germany for two years.

In 1954, Don was introduced to the love of his life, Shirley Ann Link, by his uncle and aunt, Tom and Mary Ann Doubek. Don and Shirley were married August 9, 1958 in Caledonia, MN, and to this union eight children were born (not all at once!).

Thu
30
Jul

Edna Wyninger

Edna Marie Wyninger, 68, of Lansing died Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at her home after a long battle with cancer. A private family Mass was held with Fr. Sean Smith as the celebrant. Inurnment will be held at a later date. The family asks that donations be sent to Crossing Rivers Hospice in Prairie du Chien, WI.

Edna was born July 4, 1952 to Gordon and Zola (Wiedner) Belden in Manchester. Edna was baptized in Elkader and graduated from East High School in Waterloo in 1970.

Edna was united in marriage with William (Bill) Wyninger January 29, 1971 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Evansdale. They had four children from this union, Amy, Cary, Megan and Eric.

Tue
28
Jul

LaVonne Young

LaVonne Winnefred Young, age 96, of Waukon died Friday, July 24, 2020 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Private graveside services were held in the Locust Cemetery, north of Decorah near Highlandville. Mengis Funeral Home of Mabel, MN assisted with arrangements.

LaVonne was born July 5, 1924 in Fremont Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Entsminger) Safford.  She was baptized at about age 13 in the Mississippi River near Guttenberg and confirmed at St. John’s  Lutheran Church in Locust. She attended rural schools and then the Decorah High School.
February 14, 1942 she married Jesse Young at the Lutheran Parsonage in Cresco. Together they raised their four children, Robert, Emma, Phillip and Willet, on the family farm.

Tue
28
Jul

James Hammell

James (Jim) Anthony Hammell, 87, of Caledonia, MN passed away peacefully Monday, July 20, 2020 at Gundersen Tweeten Care Center in Spring Grove, MN from complications of stage 4 lung cancer. Due to restrictions implemented during the COVID-19 pandemic, the family held a private Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caledonia, MN. Burial with  military rites was in St. Joseph’s  Cemetery, New Albin. A celebration of his life will be planned later.

Jim was born November 7, 1932 at home on the Sand Cove in rural New Albin to George and Elizabeth (Wall) Hammell, the youngest of nine children. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Era from 1954 to 1956 in the 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Tue
28
Jul

Donald “Pete” Fink

Donald “Pete” Fink, age 78, peacefully passed away among his family July 20, 2020 at 7:50 a.m. at his New Albin residence. A Celebration of Life will be held August 1 at the New Albin Community Center. There will be an Open House from 1-3:30 p.m. with a service at 3:30 p.m. followed by a luncheon.

Due to COVID-19, face masks are optional and social distancing will be observed. If you are not feeling well, the family requests prayers only. Memorials may be made to the family at P.O. Box 155, New Albin, IA 52160.

Donald “Pete” Fink was born October 27, 1941 in New Albin to Freeman and Velma (Smith) Fink. He was baptized and confirmed in New Albin Grace United Methodist Church in New Albin. Pete graduated from New Albin High School.

September 8, 1962 he married Bernice Nelson at Caledonia Methodist Church. To this union two children were born, Jody (Kerry) Becker of Highland, IL and Lori (Ron) McCormick of New Albin.

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