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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Dec

Donna Radloff

Donna Mae Radloff, age 95, passed away peacefully at home in Alexandria, MN under the care of Knute Nelson Hospice Saturday, December 16, 2017. A Celebration of Life and a private burial will take place at a later date.

Donna Mae Radloff was born August 9, 1922, the daughter of Donald and Lillian (Vogt) Oleke, in Farmersburg. She was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmersburg in 1936.

After high school Donna married Homer Moritz. They were blessed with three children, David, Paul and Mary. Homer passed away in 1950. Donna later married Charles Dohrer; this union was blessed with one daughter, Kathrine. In 1963 Chuck passed away. Ten years later she married James (Bud) Courtney, who passed away four years later. February 2, 1979, Donna married school classmate Ken Radloff. They were married 37 years until his passing in August 2016.

Tue
26
Dec

Alice Harberts

Alice Irene Harberts of Ankeny, formerly of Postville, Oelwein and Waterloo, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Grandview Healthcare Center in Oelwein. Funeral Services were held Saturday, December 16 at Community Presbyterian Church, Postville with Rev. Cathy Young as the Officiant.

Alice was born February 8, 1951 to Upton and Goldie (Barrett) Peck in Decorah. She graduated from Postville High School, earned her BA in Social Work from the University of Northern Iowa in 1988 and her MSW from the University of Iowa in 1995.

Alice was united in marriage with Sidney Harberts November 22, 1969.  They had two children, Richard and Amy. They divorced in 2001 and Alice was united in marriage with Diane Kent December 18, 2011 in Ankeny.

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Dec

Walter J. Mahr

Walter J. Mahr, 86, of Dorchester died Friday, December 22, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 27 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester with Fr. Mark Osterhaus and Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg officiating and burial with military honors at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 26 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 7 p.m. scripture service.

Walter John Mahr was born March 13, 1931 at the hospital in Spring Grove, MN, the son of Walter J. and Mayme (Schwartzhoff) Mahr. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester and attended Washington grade school in rural Dorchester.

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Dec

Harold Vorwald

Harold Frank Vorwald, 83, of Monona died peacefully with his family by his side Monday, December 18, 2017 at Northgate Care Center, Waukon. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, December 23 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Monona with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the celebrant. Burial followed in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Monona.

Harold was born June 18, 1934 on his family farm outside of Clayton. His parents were Erwin (Jack) and Agnes (Burr) Vorwald. He attended Country School Rural Clayton through the third grade, then attended St. Joseph’s Catholic School through the tenth grade. Harold graduated from Garnavillo High School in the Class of 1952.

Harold was married June 14, 1956 to his loving wife, Joanne Jarms, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Garnavillo. Harold also received baptism, first communion and confirmation at St Joseph’s.

Tue
19
Dec

Sister Therese Marie Hawes, PBVM

Sister Therese Marie Hawes, PBVM, 85, died Friday, December 8, 2017 at Mount Loretto Motherhouse in Dubuque. Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 13 at Sacred Heart Chapel, Sisters of the Presentation, with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Key West. Leonard Funeral Home, Dubuque assisted with arrangements.

Sister Therese Marie, daughter of John and Ellen (Conway) Hawes, was born Teresa Maria Hawes September 5, 1932 at Wexford. She entered the Sisters of the Presentation September 8, 1949 and professed her perpetual vows June 19, 1955.

Tue
19
Dec

Betty Ryder

Betty A. Ryder, 81, of Waukon died Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus, Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg and Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial will be at St. Pius Cherry Mound Cemetery, rural Harpers Ferry. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, December 20 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3 p.m. scripture service.

Betty Ann Ryder was born August 8, 1936 in Waukon. She was the third child of William and Catherine (Ryan) Ryder. Betty was baptized and confirmed at St. Pius Cherry Mound Catholic Church in rural Harpers Ferry. She grew up in rural Waterville and graduated from Waterville High School in 1954.

Tue
19
Dec

Carole Fish

Carole Joan Fish, 75, of Waukon passed away Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. In keeping with Carole's wishes, there will be no funeral services. The family will have graveside services with burial of ashes at a later date at Mt Olivet Cemetery.

Carole was born in Waukon May 21, 1942, the daughter of Harold (Sonny) and Jeanette (Moen) Deeney. She attended St. Patrick Catholic and Waukon schools and married Leroy "Ole" Fish at St. Patrick Church April 11, 1964.

Carole's primary focus was being a housewife and a mother to her four children. She babysat for numerous families over the years in her home. She enjoyed baking, canning, crafting, sewing and finding treasures at garage sales. She was also an avid reader and enjoyed listening to music, with Conway Twitty being one of her favorites. She loved catering to the children she babysat for as well as her grandchildren over the years.

Tue
12
Dec

James Teaser

James Raymond Teaser, age 85, passed away at his home in McGregor December 2, 2017 after a short illness. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 16 at St. Mary Catholic Church, McGregor with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery, McGregor.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Friday, December 15 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, McGregor. There will also be a one hour visitation before Mass at the church Saturday.

Jim was born in southwestern Minnesota November 16, 1932 at Hunt Hospital in Fairmont, MN, the youngest child of Henry Raymond and Mary Lillian Hines Teaser. He grew up on the family farm that was homesteaded by his great-great-grandfather, Irish immigrant James Murphy.

Tue
12
Dec

Christine Hammel

Christine (Chrissy) Marie Hammel, age 48, of Lansing passed away Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Gundersen Clinic in La Crosse, WI surrounded by family. A family graveside service will be held at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing before a “Celebration of Life” Saturday, December 16. We will celebrate this amazing woman Saturday, December 16 at the Driftless Center, 1944 Columbus Road, Lansing, from 4-7 p.m.

May 2, 1969, a baby girl was born to Donald and Linda (Halverson) Hammel. The doctors said she wouldn’t live but a few days. She defied them. And when she was a sweet little girl, the doctors said she wouldn’t live to see adulthood. She laughed at them. And she grew to be a strong, smart, witty woman who loved her family more than anything.

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12
Dec

Helen Wagner

Helen L. Wagner, 91, of Waukon died Friday, December 8, 2017 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 13 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Burial of ashes will be in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 12 at Martin Funeral Home.

Helen Louise Wagner was born May 1, 1926 on her parents’ farm in rural McGregor, the daughter of Frank and Lillian (Cords) Dahlstrom. She attended rural schools and graduated from McGregor High School.

March 22, 1947, Helen married Urban Leander Wagner in Waterloo; years later they divorced. They lived in both Waterloo and Elkader for a short time before settling in Waukon. Helen worked various jobs, including waitressing at Leiran’s restaurant (now the Waukon Inn). In her younger years, she loved dancing with Urban and liked dressing up for Halloween. Helen also enjoyed reading, sewing and cooking.

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