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.

Tue
17
Oct

James Sodey

James Carleton Sodey, 68, of Lansing, formerly of Fort Madison, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 21 at the Fort Madison United Methodist Church with Rev. Lane Van officiating.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday, October 20, with the family to receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the City of Fort Madison’s Marina or P.A.W. Animal Shelter.

James was born March 25, 1949 in Ottumwa to Dr. Albert and Mrs. Charlotte Sodey. He married Angela McKenna September 5, 1970 in Ottumwa.

Tue
17
Oct

Joe A'Hearn

Joe A’Hearn, age 77, of Waukon, formerly of Las Vegas, NV, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society - Waukon. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 21 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the funeral.

Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Joe was born September 4, 1940 in Waukon to Norbert and Thresa A’Hearn. He attended St. Patrick School, graduating in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1966.

Joe worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Las Vegas, NV from 1968 to 2005, when he retired. Joe was an avid golfer and enjoyed visiting old friends on his summer vacations in Iowa.

Thu
12
Oct

Elaine Bahr

Elaine M. Bahr, 90, of Waukon died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 surrounded by her family at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, October 13 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Elaine Marie Bahr was born April 9, 1927 in New Albin, the daughter of Donald and Mary (Rouster) Thomson. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Albin and graduated from New Albin High School. August 13, 1946, she married Donald Bahr in Waukon. They farmed together in Ludlow Township for many years.

Her motto was faith, family and friends; she was a devoted farmwife, mother and grandmother. Elaine loved spending time with her family; they would have big meals on Sundays and she always took food out to the guys while they were in the field and would make sure they had enough to eat.

Thu
12
Oct

James Burrett

James “Jim” Roy Burrett, age 71, of St. Cloud, MN died Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Veterans Affairs Hospice Center in St. Cloud, MN following a yearlong battle with lung cancer. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 14 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, MN, where Rev. Ralph Zimmerman officiated, and burial was held Monday, October 16 at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls, MN. Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

Jim was born August 15, 1946 to Robert and Andree (Tatro) Burrett in West Union. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1965. Jim proudly served his country with the United States Army from 1965-1967, serving 14 months in Vietnam.

Wed
11
Oct

Otto Thorstenson

Otto M. Thorstenson, 95, of Waukon died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 12 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery, rural Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 11 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Veterans Memorial Hospital or the Good Samaritan Center, both in Waukon.

Otto Milton Thorstenson was born December 31, 1921 in Albert Township of Benson County near Brinsmade, ND. He was the eighth child of Edward O. and Ida Sophia (Gjefle) Thorstenson. Otto was baptized at St. Olaf Lutheran Church and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, both near Minnewauken, ND.

Wed
11
Oct

Doris Van Fleet

Doris Arlene Hanson Van Fleet of Lakewood, CO passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at the age of 94. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 12 at 10 a.m. at Glory of God Lutheran Church, located at 12200 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO.

The daughter of the late John and Emma Hanson of Waukon, Doris was born in Harpers Ferry. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1941 and obtained her bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University. She then continued her education and received a degree from the University of Michigan as a registered dietitian.

Doris worked as a dietitian at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO before transferring in 1949 to Rose Medical Center in Denver, CO. There she became head dietitian and retired after 34 years.

Wed
11
Oct

Daniel Burroughs

Daniel J. Burroughs, 50, of Waukon died Monday, October 2, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 13 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 6:30 p.m. scripture service. Burial will be held at a later date in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon.

Daniel James Burroughs was born July 23, 1967 in Waukon, the son of Garland and Lorna (Rumsey) Burroughs. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, and graduated from Waukon High School in 1986. Dan worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon until the plant closed in 2008. He then went to work for Benjegerdes Machine in Waukon until he became disabled. Dan enjoyed demolition derbies, watching his brothers drive race cars and working in the pits.

Mon
09
Oct

Eloise Bulman

Eloise V. Bulman, 86, of Dorchester died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 11 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church in rural New Albin, with Pastor Paul Burgess officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, October 10 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church.

Eloise Virginia Bulman was born to Sander and Carrie Quandahl July 3, 1931 in Spring Grove, MN. After graduating from Waukon High School, she worked as a hostess at the Kahler Hotel in Rochester, MN for one year.

Wed
04
Oct

Joan Meyer

Joan Phyllis (Hilkemeier) Meyer, 85, of New Albin passed away peacefully, Monday morning, October, 2, 2017 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 7 at St. Peter's Christian Community Church in New Albin with Rev. Dr. William J. Reese officiating. Burial followed in St. Peter's Memorial Cemetery, New Albin.

Joan was born March 14, 1932 in Spink County, SD to Clarence and Eleanora (Roeber) Hilkemeier. August 25, 1951, Joan married Gilman W. Meyer at First Congregational Church in Redfield, SD.

Together they farmed on Gilman's family farm in Jefferson Township in Houston County, MN, until 1968 when they sold the farm and moved their family to New Albin. She initially worked at Great Plains Supply Company before moving off the farm, and later worked at New Albin Savings Bank until she retired in 1997.

Tue
03
Oct

Marvin Roe

Marvin D. Roe, 70, of Waukon passed away peacefully at his home Friday, September 29, 2017. Memorial services will be held Monday, October 9 at 11 a.m. at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ted Ager officiating. Burial will be at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery, Waukon.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, October 8 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Marvin (Marv) Dean Roe was born September 8, 1947 in Waukon, the son of Orrin and Julia (Olson) Roe. He was baptized at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon. He attended Waukon schools.

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