Obituaries

Obituaries are published in The Standard for a $45 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 $15 (additonal photos are also $15). Obituaries of excessive length (longer than our single-column length of 15.5") will also incur an additional charge of $11/column inch for the content measuring longer than our 15.5-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.

Mon
22
Jan

James Byrnes

Jim J. Byrnes, 95, of Waukon died Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the church.

Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of choice.

James “Jim” Joseph Byrnes was born August 9, 1928 in Waukon, the son of John Francis and Eleanor (Link) Byrnes. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Jim graduated from Waukon High School. He served in the United States Army in the early 1950s.

Fri
19
Jan

Dr. Dale Lonning

Dr. Dale L. Lonning, age 52, of Dubuque completed his earthly journey January 15, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics while surrounded by his loving family. To honor Dale’s life, a private service was being held at Grand View Methodist Church. Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Dale’s family.

Dale was born November 22, 1971 in Waukon, the youngest son of Frank and Revelyn (Robey) Lonning.  He was raised with a strong work ethic and a kind and generous spirit. Dale earned his Bachelor’s degree from Simpson College and completed his Doctorate in Chiropractic at Palmer College before he and his wife, Danielle Heck-Lonning, moved to Dubuque to begin their careers and start a family.

Danielle was sadly called home ahead of Dale April 12, 2019. If there is any peace to be found it’s simply that he and Danielle are now reunited again for all of eternity.

Fri
19
Jan

Evelyn Bock

Evelyn Louise Bock, age 98, of Decorah died Thursday, January 11, 2024 at Eastern Star Nursing Home in Decorah, four days after her 98th birthday. Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 16 at the Helms Funeral Home, Decorah. Rev. Doug Bryce presided. The burial was in the Freeport Cemetery. Memorials can be made out to the family.

Evelyn Bock was born in Fergus Falls, MN January 7, 1926, the daughter of Conrad and Olga Olson.  In 1938, Conrad, who was a postal worker, accepted a transfer to Chicago,  IL. She attended the Moody Bible Institute and Northern Baptist Seminary and became a “church missionary” for Fairfield Baptist Church in Chicago and Immanuel Baptist Church in Waukegan. At Immanuel Baptist Church, she married Wilton Bock September 19, 1953.

Mon
15
Jan

Bebe Truelsen

The last of the Clancy girls of Lansing passed away at her home in La Crescent, MN January 9, 2024. Bebe A. Truelsen died after a short illness under the loving care of her daughter, granddaughters and soulmate. Bebe was born April 24, 1937 to Walter L. Clancy and Verona R. (Pottratz) Clancy.

A private service will be held at a later date. Coulee Region Cremation Group, Onalaska, WI is assisting the family.

She is survived by her daughter, Deanna Teklics (Rick); her grandchildren, Breanna Eagon (Brandon), Jessa Selck (Jonathan), Brandon Puleo (Rachele), Jonathan Puleo and Julia Puleo (Stefan); and her great-granddaughter. Amelia Eagon. She is further survived by her soulmate of 43 years, Rick Heiderscheit; her brother, Carl Clancy (Diane); and by countless nieces and nephews, all of whom mourn her passage.

Mon
15
Jan

David Estes

David Brian Estes, 70, of Waukon, formerly of Manchester, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2024 at his daughter’s home in Manchester. No services will be held at this time. Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester is assisting the family with arrangements.

David was born November 19, 1953 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of Wiley H. and Margaret (Swinton) Estes. David graduated from Port Hueneme High School, Trenton Junior College and Missouri Western State University. David then served honorably in the United States Air Force, earning the rank of sergeant.

After his military service, David worked in management for several businesses. He also worked as an insurance agent for the Farm Bureau and was the store manager for Pamida in Cresco.

Tue
09
Jan

Duane "Dewey" DeWalle

Duane “Dewey” DeWalle, 78, of Waukon died Friday, January 5, 2024 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. A celebration of life with a light meal will be held Saturday, January 13 from 12-2 p.m. at the Waukon Golf & Country Club in Waukon.

Dewey was an avid sports fan; in his honor, we would like you to wear your favorite sports team attire. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Duane Lyola DeWalle was born September 29, 1945 in Cresco, the son of Lyola “Bud” and Bessie (Bilek) DeWalle. He attended elementary school and Cresco High School.

While at a gas station one day, Dewey met the woman who would end up being the love of his life, Maggie Johansen. The two were married July 8, 1970 at the Winneshiek County Courthouse.

Tue
09
Jan

Patricia (Sweeney) Bannon

Patricia Ann (Sweeney) Bannon passed away peacefully and surrounded by her family and dear friends December 28, 2023 at the age of 83. She was born April 2, 1940 in Waukon to Ralph and Ileen (Birdsell) Sweeney. “Patsy Ann” was the second of eleven children in her family. She loved and was loved by many. Pat’s favorite saying was, “Let go, let God”, which she unquestionably lived.

After graduating St. Patrick’s High School in Waukon, Pat entered the religious life with the Sisters of the Presentation in Dubuque. During her time in religious life, she trained as a teacher and served as a missionary in Bolivia. Pat talked about this time in her life often and the lifelong friends, faith, and lessons she experienced. She was very grateful for this time in her life and the generosity of the Sisters of the Presentation. After returning from Bolivia her next calling was to be a mother and she moved to Southern California where she raised a family.

Tue
09
Jan

Victor "Vic" Daman

Our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Victor “Vic” Leo Daman, age 77, of Marion passed away surrounded by family Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. His death was sudden and unexpected, yet ultimately a consequence of his long-term illness. Vic fought the good fight and we were lucky to have four years with him following his diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia.

In agreement with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Vic’s life will be held from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, January 14 in the “Hickory Room” at Lowe Park Arts and Environmental Center, located at 4500 North 10th Street in Marion. A private family committal service will take place at a later date.

Vic was born November 3, 1946 in Waukon, one of four children, to Leo and Ruth (Cahalan) Daman. He was raised in Harpers Ferry.

Fri
05
Jan

Oswald (Ozzie) Goettler

Oswald (Ozzie) William Goettler was born November 29, 1927 at Andrew to Henry and Magdalena Goettler, very poor, but very religious parents, for this he was thankful. He became a Christian at a very young age and being poor, it taught him to get along with only the things he needed. Ozzie, age 96, passed away January 3, 2024 at Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon after a brief stay.

Funeral Service was held Saturday, January 6 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Luana with Vicar Jeremy Wolfe and Pastor Judy Heinrich as the officiants. Inurnment will be held at Smithfield Cemetery, Volney at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your favorite charity.

He attended Andrew High School for 12 years.  He walked two miles to and from school each day, equaling 720 miles a year, times 12, equaling 8,640 miles to get an education.

Thu
04
Jan

Tim Gress

Tim G. Gress, 52, of Waukon died Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, January 8 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are preferred.

Timothy Gene Gress was born June 19, 1971 in Waukon, the son of Gary and Dorothy (Johnson) Gress. He was baptized and confirmed at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. Tim graduated from Waukon High School in 1990.

November 11, 1995, he married Brandie Oliver at First Presbyterian Church. The two later divorced. Tim worked as a head start associate and as an associate at Waukon schools. He also worked at the Park and Rec Department during the summers. Tim was a hard worker and loved what he did; one of Tim’s most valued aspects of his life was working with the kids at school. He also was a respite care worker.

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