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
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.

Tue
10
Apr

Glorianne Wicks

Glorianne L. Wicks, age 89, of Decorah died Friday evening, April 6, 2018 at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah. Funeral Services were held Friday, April 13 at Decorah Lutheran Church with Pastor Brenda Crossfield and Pastor Dave Sorenson officiating. Burial was in Springwater Cemetery in rural Decorah.

Glorianne Lucille Wicks was born August 10, 1928 to Glen and Lillie (Erickson) Pierce in Decorah. Lillie passed away when Glorianne was 13 months old and Glorianne was adopted by Theodore and Ellen (Erickson) Narveson. Glorianne attended rural school Canoe #8 for her elementary education. She graduated from Decorah High School with the Class of 1947. She entered Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, MN graduating in September 1950. She married Marion Keith Wicks, the son of Claude and Olive (Olson) Wicks, November 10, 1950 at Decorah Lutheran Church. They were blessed with five children: Janet, Darrel, Loren, Richard and Scott.

Thu
05
Apr

Roger Nolting

Roger “Gunner” John Nolting, 68, of Bradenton, FL was peacefully called to his heavenly home after a brief battle with cancer Wednesday, April 4, 2018, surrounded by his loving wife, Brenda, and two beautiful daughters, Stephanie Lynn and Beth Ann Nolting; his brother, Charles and his wife, Suzanne; his lifetime friends, Ray and Linda Svendson; and Pastor Vokt.

Funeral services were held Sunday, April 8 at Cunnick-Collins Mortuary in Davenport. Inurnment will take place at the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, IL at a later date.

Roger was born May 31, 1949 in Waukon, the son of Martin and Ruth (Hansmeier) Nolting. He graduated from Waukon High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served during the Vietnam Era as a Gunner’s Mate. He was awarded the National Defense Medal and was honorably discharged in Key West, FL, where he met Brenda Sisonick. They were married May 11, 1970 in Phillipsburg, NJ and later moved back to Iowa.

Thu
05
Apr

Thomas Howe

Thomas P. Howe, 34, of Arvada, CO, formerly of Waukon, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 7 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Private family burial will be held later.

Thomas Patrick Howe was born January 19, 1984 in Waukon. He was the son of Wayne and Janice (Beisker) Howe. Tom was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, attended St. Patrick Elementary School and graduated from Waukon High School in 2002, where he participated in football and wrestling.

After attending the University of Iowa, he worked for several construction companies in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area. While there, he was the head wresting coach at Regina High School in Iowa City. Tom later moved to Colorado Springs and then Arvada, CO, where he has owned and operated “Ask Howe Construction.” He did projects of his own as well as subcontracting.

Thu
05
Apr

Burnell Sorum

Burnell E. M. Sorum, 80, of Waukon died Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at his home in rural Waukon, surrounded by his loved ones. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 7 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Burial was at East Paint Creek Synod Cemetery in rural Waterville.

Burnell Ernest Meinor Sorum was born September 30, 1937 in Waukon, the son of Moris A. and Lulla J. (Gilbertson) Sorum. He was baptized and confirmed at West Paint Synod Lutheran Church in rural Waukon. Burnell attended Bakkum Country School in rural Waukon through eighth grade and graduated from Waukon High School in 1957.

February 1, 1959, he married Anita Olson at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Lansing. They farmed together in Center Township in rural Waukon. Burnell also worked for Rogness Logging, Midland Feed Store, Tri-County Disposal and Allamakee Solid Waste and Recycling before retiring in 2016.

Tue
03
Apr

Charles Hall

Charles Thomas Hall, 64, of Waukon stepped into heaven Good Friday morning, March 30, 2018 from his home near Waukon. Charlie’s courage matched the intensity of his foe, pancreatic cancer, even to the end. A visitation will be held Thursday, April 5 from 4-7 p.m., with a prayer service and sharing time at 6:30 p.m., at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. The funeral Mass will be held Friday, April 6 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Waukon at 11:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, rural Waukon.

Tue
03
Apr

Lois Wiedenmann

Lois A. Wiedenmann, 95, of Waukon died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at her daughter’s home in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 31 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant Vander Velden and Pastor Paul Burgess officiating. Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery in rural Dorchester.

Lois Arlene (Bulman) Wiedenmann was born December 24, 1922 at Rose and Edward Sadler’s (her maternal grandparents) home that was  located “on the tail of the elephant” in the English Bench area of Union City Township. She was the daughter of Alton John and Helga Mae (Sadler) Bulman. Lois was baptized and confirmed at Mt Hope Presbyterian Church in Dorchester and attended school in English Bench. In 1940, Lois graduated as Valedictorian of Waukon High School, then took secretarial courses at Waukon Junior College and Western Wisconsin Technical School in La Crosse, WI.

Tue
03
Apr

Dr. William Dunn

Dr. William Robert Dunn, Sr., age 92, of Cumming, GA passed away March 26, 2018. A Celebration of Life service was held April 2 at Cumming First United Methodist Church with Rev. Kathie Stasko and Dr. Bob Bowling officiating. Graveside services were held April 2 at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens.

Dr. William Robert Dunn, Sr. was born in Atlanta, GA and graduated from North Fulton High School and Davidson College, and then earned his medical degree in 1947 from Emory University. He wed Norma Kehr Dunn in June 1947. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage and raising a family together.

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