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.

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26
Jul

Rita Votsmier

Rita A. Votsmier, 90, of Waukon died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 28 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in New Berlin, IL.

Rita Ann Votsmier was born February 4, 1928 on the family farm in New Berlin, IL, the oldest of five children, to Earl and Rose (Fuchs) Meier. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Berlin, IL. In 1946, Rita graduated from New Berlin High School. She worked as a bookkeeper for most of her life for various banks and in retail.

Thu
26
Jul

Jeanne Wheeler

Jeanne L. Wheeler, 92, of Decorah died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, July 28 at Salem United Church of Christ in rural Waukon with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Jeanne Lorraine Wheeler was born February 17, 1926 in rural Waukon, the daughter of John and Millie (Nylund) Dotseth. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, graduated from Waukon High School in 1944, and received her LPN through Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. Jeanne worked as a LPN for the Shriners Hospital in Minneapolis, MN.

Tue
24
Jul

Richard Ellefson

Richard Allen Ellefson, 68, of Lansing died suddenly Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A celebration of life for Rich will be held Sunday, July 29 at Mount Hosmer in Lansing, beginning at 11 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and share their memories with the family.

Rich was born January 25, 1950 to Junice (Ellefson) Bolsinger in Waukon. He attended school in Lansing and graduated from Kee High School in 1968. December 12, 1980 he was united in marriage to Yvonne Smith. To this union two sons were born. The couple later divorced.

Rich enjoyed going out for breakfast at Nutmeg’s, going out to eat at Milty’s, having a few beers at the OP, and playing cards. Rich also liked hunting deer and hunting turkeys. Rich was very kin- hearted and loved helping people, and he was a “fixture” of Lansing. Rich was employed at Northern Engraving for numerous years until the plant closed.

Tue
24
Jul

Harry and Janet Hite

Harry M. and Janet Anne Hite of Falls Church, VA passed away within nearly two months of one another at Sunrise Care Facility in Falls Church, VA. Harry passed away May 5, 2018 at the age of 92 and Janet passed away July 13, 2018 at the age of 85. Graveside services for Harry were held May 15 and Janet’s graveside services were held July 20, both in King David Memorial Gardens at National Memorial Park in Falls Church, VA with Fr. David A. Whitestone, Pastor of St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax, VA officiating.

Harry Hite was born in December of 1926 in Front Royal, VA to Thomas and Edith Hite. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Law. He was a governmental lawyer who worked at the Pentagon, the U.S. Department of Defense, the FBI and 20 years at the U.S. State Department.

Tue
24
Jul

Ramona Ward

Ramona L. Ward, 69, of Waukon died Thursday, July 19, 2018 from complications of a lung disease at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral services were held Monday, July 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at St. Mary’s Hanover Cemetery in rural Waukon.

Ramona Louise Ward was born May 17, 1949 in Spring Grove, MN, the daughter of Emmet and Lillian (Doubek) Schwartzhoff. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester, attended elementary school in Dorchester and graduated from Waukon High School.

Mon
23
Jul

Donald Sherman

Donald P. Sherman, 69, of Waukon died Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 26 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. In lieu of flowers or mementos, memorials may be made in Don’s honor to the charity of your choice.

Thu
19
Jul

Richard "Dick" Spinner

Richard “Dick” Spinner, 79, of Lansing passed away Sunday, July 15, 2018 at his home in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, July 21 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser and Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg as the celebrants. Inurnment followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Richard was born October 11, 1938 to Norbert and Helen (Ferring) Spinner. He graduated from Immaculate Conception School in Lansing and attended Loras College for two years in Dubuque. Dick joined and honorably served in the United States Army for two years.

Dick was united in marriage with Patsy Clark at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Poplar Bluff, MO November 20, 1971. One daughter was born to this union. Dick worked at Glacier National Park in Montana and also SS Kresge (now Kmart) in Chicago, IL. He then moved back to Lansing and worked with his dad at Armor Industries until his retirement.

Wed
18
Jul

Jeanette Rohde

Jeanette I. (Fink) Rohde, 90, of Caledonia, MN passed away peacefully in her home June 3, 2018 surrounded by the love of her family and ready to join her heavenly family. Mom did not want a funeral. Please, with any thoughts of Jeanette, “save your pennies” or give to a charity of your choice. Her wisdom and laughter she lovingly passed onto us all.

She was born July 22, 1927 along with her twin sister, Geneva, in rural Lansing to Leo and Lydia (Meyer) Fink. Jeanette played basketball at Lansing High School with Geneva, graduating in 1945. Opportunity called, moving her to Kansas City, KS. While working as a secretary, she met an older couple who became lifelong friends. She was 27 years old when asked to manage their hotel/cafe in Nisswa, MN. She was later joined by her youngest sister. Hard work and many happy memories were made with her sister, young daughter, nieces and nephews (who came to work and play during the summer).

Wed
18
Jul

Rev. Kevin Smith

Rev. Kevin W. Smith, former pastor at Lansing United Methodist Church, was involved in a critical motorcycle accident in Indiana May 24, 2018. The family has already held a funeral service and burial in Oskaloosa and will have a Memorial “Celebration of Life” Service Saturday, July 28 at the Lansing United Methodist Church, 490 Center Street in Lansing.

The family will be available at the church from 10-11 a.m. with the Celebration of Life Service from 11 a.m.-12 noon. A lunch will be served at the Lansing United Methodist Church following the service for family and friends.

Rev. Smith was the Pastor for the Lansing/New Albin Grace Parish for six years. He left in June 2017 to be closer to his family and assume leadership of the Lacey, Beacon, Eddyville Parish in southern Iowa.
 

Thu
12
Jul

John Delaney

John Francis Delaney, 90, of Harpers Ferry died Sunday, July 8, 2018 at Thornton Manor, Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, July 13 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Wexford with Rev. John Moser, Msgr. Cletus Hawes, Rev. Donald Hawes and Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg as the Celebrants. Burial followed at Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery, Wexford.

John Francis was born October 10, 1927 to John Joseph and Cecilia Ann (Conway) Delaney. He attended school through the eighth grade at Mound City. John continued to live on the farm and help his parents. He took great pride in raising his beef cattle.

John is survived by his siblings, Myrtle Egan, Lester Delaney, Mark Delaney, Joseph Delaney, Patrick Delaney and Delores Mooney. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Cecilia Delaney; two siblings, Aelred Delaney and Martin Delaney; three nephews, Michael Delaney, Leo Mooney and James Egan; and a niece, Catherine (Kate) Rose.

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