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
23
Jul

Promise Honeywell

Promise Rose Honeywell, DC, 37, of La Crosse, WI died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at her sister’s home in Blaine, MN. A Celebration of Life Service was held Friday, July 18 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Lansing. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Promise was born July 7, 1977 to Robert and Therese (Walker) Honeywell in Clinton. She graduated from Kee High School in 1996, studied at Iowa State University until 1998, and earned her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport in 2002.

Wed
23
Jul

Edna Piittmann Lewis

Edna Piittmann Lewis passed away July 14, 2014 in Avoca at the age of 96 years. She was born March 14, 1918 near Hancock and lived most of her life in southwest Iowa.
She married Harry Piittmann in 1935, and he passed away in 1990. In 1992, she married Hamilton Lewis, and he passed away in 2006.
Edna is survived by her children, Shirley Hoffmann of Avoca, Gerald (Diane) Piittmann of Waukon and Dennis (Carolyn) Piittmann of Avoca; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother-in-law; and three step-children.
 

Wed
23
Jul

Shirley Thornton

Shirley Ann Thornton, 76, of McGregor died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Crossing Rivers Health Center, Prairie du Chien, WI. Funeral Services were held Monday, July 21 at First Lutheran Church, rural McGregor, with Rev. Dr. Jenny Edinger as the Officiant. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor.
Shirley was born August 6, 1937 to Harvey and Lucille (Miller) Wagner in Lansing. She was baptized at the Presbyterian Church in Rossville. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1955.
Shirley was united in marriage with Elton C. “Punk” Thornton March 26, 1955 in Waukon. Six children were born to this union, Barbara, Randy, Gary, Terry, Debra and Robert. Shirley and Elton lived in Cedar Rapids from 1955 until they moved back to the Marquette/McGregor area in 1960. Shirley worked for McGregor Electronics and then 3M until her retirement in 1996.

Wed
23
Jul

Thomas McKee

Thomas Joseph McKee, 58, of Lansing died July 11, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 26 from 1-2 p.m. at Mount Hosmer in Lansing. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Saturday, July 26 at 2 p.m. at Mount Hosmer in Lansing. Burial will be at a later date.
Thomas was born March 10, 1956 in Waukon to Richard and Evelyn (Knopf) McKee. He attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary, St. George Catholic High School and Kee High School.

Wed
23
Jul

Clifford Smorstad

Clifford Smorstad, age 96, of Decorah died Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Wellington Place Nursing Home in Decorah. A Celebration of Life was held Saturday, July 19 at Canoe Ridge Lutheran Church, Decorah, with Rev. Stacey Nalean - Carlson officiating. Interment was in Pontoppidan Cemetery, Decorah.
Clifford Julian Smorstad was born May 24, 1918, the son of Carl and Alma (Hill) Smorstad, in rural Decorah. Clifford grew up near Frankville and then on a family farm in Glenwood Township. Clifford attended the Sheggrud School, rural Decorah. He was well known for many decades for his portable sawmill that he took to many areas in a hundred-mile radius of Decorah. He also ran a land improvement business that involved building ponds, terraces, waterways, and clearing of brush and trees.

Wed
23
Jul

Floyd Friedrich

Floyd A. Friedrich, age 88, of Elma passed away Monday, July 14, 2014 at his home with his family by his side. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, July 19 at St. Paul’s Maple Leaf Lutheran Church in rural Elma with Pastor Dan Christensen officiating. Burial was held at St. Paul’s Maple Leaf Cemetery.
Online condolences for Floyd’s family may be left on the funeral home website at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Floyd August Ernst Friedrich was born February 6, 1926 (2/6/26), the eldest of three sons, to Daniel and Mabel (Lauck) Friedrich.  He was born and raised on the family farm in Howard County north of Elma. Floyd was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul’s Maple Leaf Lutheran Church, where he was a life-long member.

Wed
16
Jul

Marjorie Stringfield

Marjorie A. R. Stringfield, age 94, of Bradenton, FL passed away June 10 at her home. Memorial services will be held August 23 at Palma Solo Presbyterian Church in Bradenton, FL.
Marjorie was born to James and Mollie ReVoir and graduated with the Class of 1937 from Lansing High School. She married Dallas Stringfield.
Marjorie is survived by three daughters, Joye Petroski, Jill Durham and Lori Stringfield; as well as a sister, Mona Maxwell. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brothers, Howard, Russell and Gerald, and her husband of 62 years.
 

Wed
16
Jul

John White, Jr.

John White, Jr., 81, of Postville died Monday, July 7, 2014 at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 12 at First Baptist Church in Waukon, with Rev. Duane Smith officiating.  Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
John White, Jr. was born January 13, 1933 in Waukon, the son of John and Clara (Bulman) White. He graduated from Waukon High School.  John also graduated from Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Clark’s Summit, PA, Luther College in Decorah and Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX.
August 7, 1959, John married Sharon Murdock at Scofield Memorial Church in Dallas. He pastored churches in Robins and Grand Rapids, MI, then served as a missionary consultant with the Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE) in many countries around the world. He also founded Horizon International Schools, a distance learning university for theological training in foreign countries.

Wed
16
Jul

John Moore

John Moore, age 76, of Decorah died Saturday, July 5 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Services were held Friday, July 11 at First Lutheran Church in Decorah, with Rev. Chad Huebner officiating.
John William Moore was born May 3, 1938 in Ottumwa, the son of Homer and Bess (Brown) Moore.  John graduated from Franklin High School in 1956 in Cedar Rapids. He went on to attend Coe College and the University of Iowa. While in college, John was a Golden Glove Boxer and wrestled for the University of Iowa. While in school his nicknames were “Bill” and Pedie”.

Wed
09
Jul

Orpha Weymiller

Orpha Gulbranson Weymiller, age 87, of Spring Grove, MN passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Green Lea Manor in Mabel, MN. Funeral services were held Monday, July 7 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Spring Grove, MN, with burial in the church cemetery. Pastor Zane Anderson officiated.
Orpha was born February 10, 1927 to Albert and Lennie (Tollefsrud) Bergrud in Spring Grove, MN. She married Iver Gulbranson June 16, 1945. The couple owned and operated Gulbranson Lumber Company in Spring Grove, MN. Iver preceeded Orpha in death October 6, 1973.
After Iver’s death, Orpha continued to operate their business, later selling it and then working for Roverud Construction until her retirement. She later enjoyed being a hostess at the Ballard House in Spring Grove, MN.

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