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.

Wed
07
Feb

Ruth Clauson

Ruth V. Clauson, age 78, of Carpentersville, IL passed away Monday, February 5, 2018 at Sherman Hospital, Elgin, IL. Funeral Services were held Saturday, February 10 at The First Congregational Church in West Dundee, IL, with Rev. Paige Wolfanger officiating. Burial followed at River Valley Memorial Gardens, West Dundee, IL.

Ruth was born in Lansing November 2, 1939 and was the daughter of the late Harold and Viette Engelhorn. Ruth was a resident of the Dundee-Carpentersville area in Illinois for the past 53 years and a Charter and longtime member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Elgin, IL.  For many years, Ruth served as organist at Messiah. She also was accompanist for the Elgin Follies for many years. Ruth enjoyed playing golf and over the years was involved in several ladies golf leagues.

Tue
06
Feb

Brent Smith

Brent Edward Smith, 27, of Waukon died Saturday, February 3, 2018 at his home after a lifelong battle with diabetes. A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, February 10 at Vennehjem Community Village, 1102 Nordic Drive, Decorah, from 1-4 p.m. for family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Camp Hertko Hollow - Diabetic Youth Camp, www.camphertkohollow.com.

Brent was born May 2, 1990 to Theresa (Ryan) Smith and the late Roderick Smith at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. He was baptized at Big Canoe Lutheran Church in Highlandville and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon. He graduated from Waukon High School in 2008. Brent was employed at Fareway in Waukon at the time of his death.

Tue
06
Feb

Tennis Foels

Tennis L. Foels, 63, was born in Postville June 1, 1954 to parents Leo and Dorothy (Friederich) Foels. He died Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Visitation will be Thursday, February 22 from 4-7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville. A celebration of life will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, February 23 at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Memorials may be sent to the charity of your choice.

Tennis was baptized and confirmed at the Community Presbyterian Church in Postville. He most recently attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. He was a 1972 graduate of Postville High School. June 2, 1995, Tennis was married to Diane Snitker.

Tennis was employed at Cabela’s in Prairie du Chien, WI. He enjoyed musical and drama productions, visiting with the elderly, feeding and identifying birds, riding in his Ranger, the Chicago Bears and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Tue
06
Feb

James Conway

James J. Conway, 76, of Harpers Ferry died peacefully at home near Harpers Ferry Thursday, February 1, 2018. Mass of Burial will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, February 11 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Wexford with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial with Military Rites will follow at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Wexford.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. with a 3:30 p.m. Rosary and a 6:30 p.m. Scripture Service Saturday, February 10 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. There will also be a one-hour visitation before Mass at the church Sunday.

James was born March 3, 1941 at home near Harpers Ferry. He was the son of Hugh and Alice Conway and he graduated from St. George High School in Lansing in 1959. In that same year, he entered the U.S. Army and served until 1962.

Tue
06
Feb

Roger Hammell

Roger John Hammell, age 58, of Lansing passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. He will be missed by many.

Roger was born April 3, 1959 in La Crosse, WI to Raymond and Margaret (Troendle) Hammell. He was a lifelong resident of Lansing, where he graduated high school in 1977. He went on to become a graduated Boilermaker apprentice. Roger worked for Boilermakers Union Local 83 out of Kansas City, MO for 34 years, serving on the Board of Trustees for nine years.

Roger was united in marriage with Cindy Bulman July 18, 1987. He enjoyed many hobbies, including hunting, fishing, canoeing, camping, gardening and spending time with his family.

Mon
05
Feb

Maloy Johanningmeier

Maloy A. Johanningmeier, 94, of Waukon died Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Prairie Maison Nursing Facility in Prairie du Chien, WI. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 6 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon with Rev. William Odermann officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Maloy Arlo Johanningmeier was born December 14, 1923 on his family’s farm in rural Farmersburg, the son of William and Johanna (Wagner) Johanningmeier. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Monona and attended Giard country school through eighth grade. After school he was devoted to helping his family farm during the difficult Depression years.

Tue
30
Jan

John Mahr

John E. Mahr, age 66, of Lime Springs died Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, January 29 at Notre Dame Parish, Cresco with Father Dennis Cain officiating. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Cresco. The Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home assisted the family.

John Eugene Mahr was born July 26, 1951 in Spring Grove, MN to Gene and Judy (Sollien) Mahr. He was a 1969 graduate of Crestwood High School. While eating at the local drive-in, his carhop, Deby Buckridge, caught his eye. They had their first date on Valentine’s Day. A few months later they were married, September 25, 1971 at Assumption Catholic Church in Cresco. To this union the couple added three children.

Tue
30
Jan

Fredrick Huff

Fredrick “Fred” Huff, 63, of Farmersburg died Sunday, January 21, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon after a brave battle with cancer. Funeral Services were held Saturday, January 27 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monona with Rev. Erika Kielstrup as the Officiant. Burial followed at Smithfield Cemetery, rural Monona.

Fredrick Everett Huff was born August 22, 1954 to Everett and Dorothy (Seitz) Huff in Waukon. He graduated from MFL High School in 1973.

Fred was united in marriage with Cheri Henkes August 21, 1976 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona. Three children were born to this union. Throughout the years Fred worked for Luana Creamery, Wright Tree Service, Webster Lumber Company and, most recently, Bausch Trucking and Pattison Sand Company. He also owned and operated Huff Logging with Richard “Dick” Koehn for many years.

Tue
30
Jan

Dorothy Kilpatrick

Dorothy “Lorraine” Kilpatrick, 73, of Waukon died Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Postville. A private family service will be held at a later date. Instead of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.

Lorraine is survived by five sisters: Ann Prentice, Mary Ellen Drew, Virginia Cook, Elaine Monnahan and Evelyn Seely; four brothers: Tom, Bill, Dale and Deryl Kilpatrick; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers: John, Greg and Robert; and one sister, Linda Kilpatrick.

Dorothy “Lorraine” was born May 12, 1944, the daughter of John and Mildred Mellick Kilpatrick, in Waukon. Lorraine worked for TASC in Waukon for many years.

Mon
29
Jan

Mary Lou Cota

Mary Lou Cota, 90, of Harpers Ferry died Saturday, January 27, 2018 at her home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 30 at St. Ann's-St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Harpers Ferry, with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph's Paint Rock Cemetery, Harpers Ferry.

Mary Lou Cota was born May 23, 1927 on her parents' farm in Hanover Township in rural Waukon, the daughter of Patrick and Mary (Zoll) Welsh. She was baptized at St. Mary's Hanover Catholic Church and confirmed at St. Mary's Lycurgus Catholic Church, both in rural Waukon. Mary Lou graduated from St. Patrick High School and attended Waukon Junior College for teaching.

June 22, 1948, she married Robert William Cota at St. Mary's Lycurgus Catholic Church. They farmed the Cota family farm milking cows and raising beef cows, hogs and grain. Mary Lou also worked at Northern Engraving in Lansing.

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