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.

Fri
24
Nov

Shirleen "Sam" Rosendahl

Shirleen "Sam" A. Rosendahl, 66, of Waukon went home to be with our Lord Tuesday, November 21, 2017 after a brief battle with cancer; she passed away at home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 27 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may greet the family from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, November 26 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

A full obituary will appear in the November 29 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Wed
22
Nov

Mary Blake

Mary E. Blake, 97, of Waukon died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 25 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church Hanover in rural Waukon with Rev. Jerry Blake officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery immediately following the service. Fellowship and lunch will be held at the Waukon Banquet Center following the service.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, November 24 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the Mary Blake Memorial, 1972 Highway 76 N, Waukon, IA 52172.

A full obituary will appear in the November 22 edition of The Standard. You can subscribe to The Standard's print edition or e-edition by clicking here.

Mon
20
Nov

Abigail Osterholm

Abigail "Abbie" Osterholm, 86, of Waukon passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 22 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus and Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, November 21 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. rosary and a 5:30 p.m. VFW Auxiliary Service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Center or Veterans Memorial Hospital, both in Waukon.

Sat
18
Nov

Patrick Sandry

Patrick Allen Sandry, 49, of Lansing passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Mayo Healthcare in La Crosse, WI after a short, courageous battle with cancer. Funeral Services were held Monday, November 20 at the United Methodist Church in Lansing. Pastor Sedar Wembonyama and Pastor Tom Mattson were the officiants. Interment was held in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing following the funeral.

Patrick Allen Sandry was born August 25, 1968 in Waukon to Robert Sr. and Marian (Halverson) Sandry. Pat graduated from Kee High School in 1986. Pat’s first job was working in California as a carpenter with Dennis Palmer. After that he had worked for Northern Engraving, Viking Insulation and Culligan.

He was presently working for Cabela’s in Prairie du Chien, WI as second shift Lead in the Distribution Center for 10 years.

Fri
17
Nov

Ernest "Ernie" Luster

Ernest Joseph “Ernie” Luster, 87, of Lansing died Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Gundersen Health Systems, La Crosse, WI. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 18 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. The Rev. John Moser was the celebrant. Burial followed the service in Gethsemane Cemetery in Lansing with military honors.

Ernie was born March 4, 1930 in Harpers Ferry to John and Loella (Schellsmidt) Luster. Ernie graduated from Harpers Ferry High School with the Class of 1948.

Following high school, Ernie worked for the Milwaukee Railroad for a time. He served his country honorably during the Korean War from 1951-1953. Following his time in the military, he helped build the IGA in Lansing. Ernie worked for the United States Postal Service for many years and was the Postmaster in Marquette until his retirement in 1995.

Wed
15
Nov

Ida Mae (Welsh) Gonsalves

Ida Mae (Welsh) Gonsalves, 80, of San Jose, CA entered into eternal rest November 10, 2017 at DawnView Care Home in San Jose, CA, surrounded by her family, after a long battle with Alzheimer's. A Funeral Mass took place at St. Julie Billiart Catholic Church in San Jose, CA Saturday, November 18. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to www.alz.org.

Ida was born February 25, 1937 in Waukon, the 13th child of Mary and Patsy Welsh. Eleven children survived childbirth, and three are still living: Mary Lou Cota, Lloyd (Betty) Welsh and Bernard Welsh. She is also survived by her husband of 56 years, Bob Gonsalves; three daughters, Lisa (Mark) Hanson, Lori (Shawn) Kimball and Kristi (Jeff) McCabe; nine grandchildren; 67 nieces and nephews; and countless grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

Wed
15
Nov

Margaret Lorraine Cummings Kolsrud

Margaret Lorraine Cummings Kolsrud, 89, of Waukon died Monday, November 13, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, November 18 at East Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church, with Rev. Ronald Pederson officiating. Burial was at East Paint Creek Synod Cemetery, both in rural Waterville.

Margaret Lorraine Knudtson Cummings Kolsrud was born July 23, 1928 in rural Waterville, the daughter of Herbert Carl and Luella Selma Mildred (Schmieden) Knudtson. She was baptized and confirmed at East Paint Creek Synod Lutheran Church, where she remained a lifelong member, and she graduated from Waterville High School.

Tue
14
Nov

Jeannette Hegeman

Jeannette “Jeannie” E. Hegeman, 76, of Waukon died Monday, November 6, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Thursday, November 9 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Jeannette Elizabeth Hegeman was born November 29, 1940 in Waukon, the daughter of Donald and Betty (Blake) Hegeman. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church and graduated from St. Patrick High School. Jeannie received her nursing degree in 1975 and worked in Waterloo as a psychiatric nurse. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and was very involved with politics. Jeannie enjoyed working in her garden, bird watching from her back porch, and collecting antiques.

Tue
14
Nov

Darlene Winkie

Darlene H. Winkie, 81, of rural Postville died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 17 at 11 a.m. at Frankville Presbyterian Church in Frankville, with Karla Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery, rural Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 16 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Darlene Helen Winkie was born May 8, 1936 in Waukon, the daughter of Arthur E. and Edna M. (Grotegut) Flage. She was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon and graduated from Waukon High School in 1954.

Tue
14
Nov

Leon Clark

Leon Roy Clark went home to be with the Lord peacefully from his home in Hopkins, MN Monday, November 6, 2017 at age 78 after many successive complications as a result of a fall in 2011. Memorial service will be held Thursday, November 16 at 2 p.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service at Fourth Baptist Church, 900 Forestview Lane North in Plymouth, MN. Lunch will follow. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Friday, November 17 at Spring Valley Cemetery in Spring Valley, MN. Memorials may be given to donor's choice.

Leon was born August 27, 1939 to Ralph John Clark and Evelyn Lillian (Howe) Clark in Fillmore County in Minnesota on the farm where his parents lived at the end of the Great Depression. Leon attended country school during his early years and then graduated in 1957 from Chatfield High School in Chatfield, MN. From there he attended DeVry for two years in Chicago, IL.

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