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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.

Tue
17
Apr

Ethan Guyer

Ethan Guyer, Sr., 81, of Postville, formerly of Elgin, died Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Gundersen Palmer Lutheran Hospital and Clinics, West Union. Funeral Service was Tuesday, April 17 at West Clermont Lutheran Church, Clermont with Rev. Phillip Olson as the officiant. Burial followed at God’s Acres, Clermont.

Ethan Grant was born June 23, 1936 to Aubrey and Mabel (Christianson) Guyer on the family farm near Elgin. He was baptized and confirmed at West Clermont Lutheran Church in Clermont.

Ethan was a jack of all trades. He farmed the family farm for most of his life, he was a Pride Seed dealer, an Archer Oil Dealer and District Manager, he ran a sawmill and repaired chainsaws, and he did custom round baling.

Ethan was united in marriage with Vivian Anderson September 30, 1961 at West Clermont Lutheran Church, Clermont. He was a member of West Clermont Lutheran Church, N.F.O., Farm Bureau and the Toastmasters.

Tue
17
Apr

Hazel Baxter

Hazel Baxter, 84, from New Albin passed away April 12, 2018 at St. Monica’s Senior Living with family at her side. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 18 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Albin, followed by the Mass at 11 a.m. with Rev John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, New Albin.

Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home, Lansing is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St Joseph’s Church in New Albin.

Hazel was born May 29, 1933 in Decorah to Margaret and William Rodenkirk. Hazel and Bill Baxter were married in July of 1957. After many years of raising children, Hazel went back to school and obtained a nursing degree. She worked at Thornton Manor in Lansing for approximately 10 years.  She then worked at St. Francis Hospital in La Crosse, WI for 24 years.

Mon
16
Apr

Aloysius "Lloyd" Welsh

Aloysius (Lloyd) Andrew Welsh, age 84, of Lansing passed away April 14, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Mass of Christian Burial was held Tuesday, April 17 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Lloyd was born August 20, 1933 to Patrick and Mary (Zoll) Welsh. He attended French Creek #5 school through the eighth grade and attended St. Paul’s Prep Seminary in Epworth his freshman and sophomore years. Lloyd graduated from St. Patrick’s High School in Waukon in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1958 at Fort Lewis in Washington.

Thu
12
Apr

Joseph Jenkins

Joseph M. Jenkins, 73, of Waukon died Monday, April 9, 2018 at his home in rural Waukon. Memorial services were held Friday, April 13 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Inurnment with military honors was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Joseph M. Jenkins was born August 30, 1944 in Waukon, the son of Herbert Milton and Verna Lucille (Monserud) Jenkins. He graduated from Waukon High School and at the age of 17, enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving from 1962-1965. Joe was assigned to the USS Hector and toured Japan, Korea and the Philippines. After his discharge, Joe returned home and attended NIACC in Mason City for business.

Tue
10
Apr

Leland “Gunny” Schulze

Leland “Gunny” Fremont Schulze, 90, of Brownsville, MN passed away, Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Springbrook Village of La Crescent, MN. Funeral services were held Thursday, April 5 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Caledonia, MN with Rev. Steven E. Meyer officiating. Entombment was in the mausoleum at Mormon Coulee Memorial Park Cemetery in La Crosse, WI with military honors by the Roy L. Vingers American Legion Post 52 of La Crosse and the United States Army Funeral Honor Guard.

He was born March 6, 1928 in Caledonia, MN to Fremont and Hannah (Schroeder) Schulze. Leland married Dorothy Nielsen February 3, 1951 and to this union five children were born.

Tue
10
Apr

Wylo Wagner

Wylo Wagner, 89, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Waukon, passed away Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at his home. Celebration of Life will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at The Legacy Center at  Murdoch-Linwood, Cedar Rapids. Entombment will be at Linwood Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.

Wylo was born November 16, 1928 in Monona, the son of George and Ellen (Amundson) Wagner. He proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1954-1956 in Europe. Wylo married Maureen Decker September 16, 1957 in Waukon. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and loved carpentry work. Wylo enjoyed constructing buildings and in his later years, custom furniture. He was also a member of the VFW.

Tue
10
Apr

Elizabeth “Betty” Hogan

Elizabeth “Betty” Jane (Kubitz) Hogan, age 95, of Postville passed away at the Good Samaritan Center in Postville Wednesday, April 4, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, April 9 at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Postville with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the Celebrant, assisted by Deacon Pat Malanaphy. Burial followed at Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Betty was born in Caledonia, MN June 30, 1922 to Edward and Jane (Reburn) Kubitz. She was baptized July 23, 1922 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin and confirmed at St. Mary Catholic Church in Caledonia, MN. Betty attended schools in Houston County, MN.

Being the third oldest, she watched over all of the kids to help her mother out, which carried through all of her years. Betty was her dad’s right-hand daughter and helped with everything on the farm. In her younger years, she enjoyed skiing and playing ball.

Tue
10
Apr

Marlys Schulte

Marlys Tweten Schulte, age 91, of Decorah died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at Wellington Place in Decorah. A Celebration of the Life and Memory of Marlys was held Saturday, April 7 at Decorah Lutheran Church with Rev. Elliott Malm officiating. Interment was at Mabel First Lutheran Cemetery, Mabel, MN.

Marlys Josephine (Lundtvedt) Tweten Schulte was born May 9, 1926 in Glenwood Township, rural Winneshiek County, the daughter of Gunder and Olga (Skaim) Lundtvedt. Marlys was baptized June 6, 1926 and confirmed August 25, 1940, both at Pontopiddan Lutheran Church.

She graduated from Decorah High School May 11, 1944. Marlys attended teachers training at Luther College and then taught rural school for three years. She married Selmer Odell Tweten April 2, 1947 at the Pontoppidan Lutheran Church. Together they had nine children.

Tue
10
Apr

Norman Thorsen

Norman E. Thorsen, 93, of Waterville died Friday, April 6, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 10 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Burial was at Waterville Lutheran Cemetery.

Norman Emil Thorsen was born September 24, 1924 in rural Waterville, the son of Emil and Agnes (Larson) Thorsen. He was baptized at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church and attended Waterville Elementary School. Norman and his family moved to Denver, CO, where he was confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church and he attended Lake Junior High. The family also lived in Sioux City, Chicago, IL and St. Paul, MN.

In 1938, the family moved back to Waterville. Norman graduated from Waterville High School in 1942. He attended NICC in Calmar, where he received a degree in bookkeeping and carpentry.

Tue
10
Apr

DuWayne “Dewey” Feickert

DuWayne (Dewey) Jacob Feickert, age 70, passed away at home April 2, 2018 in Prairie du Chien, WI. A Celebration of DuWayne’s life is being planned and will be announced at a later date.

Dewey was born August 29, 1947 in the Decorah Hospital, the fifth of nine children born to Theodore and Irene (Meyer) Feickert. He grew up on a farm east of Nordness in Winneshiek County and attended the Red Oak one-room schoolhouse and then South Winneshiek Schools after Red Oak closed. He was baptized and confirmed at Washington Prairie Lutheran Church.

At the start of his high school years, the family moved to a farm just north of Frankville, at which point he transferred to Postville High School, from which he graduated in 1965. While in high school, Dewey excelled at wrestling, lettering all four years and enjoying a particularly strong senior year until he was derailed by an elbow injury during the sectional tournament.

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