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.

Wed
29
Jan

Mary Kious

Mary Elaine (Walker) Kious, 86, passed away peacefully January 25, 2020 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. A life well lived was celebrated Saturday, February 1 at the United Methodist Church, Lansing with a memorial service officiated by Pastor Sedar Wembonyama Shako. Inurnment was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Mary was born January 27, 1933 in Batavia to Ernest and Jessie Walker. She grew up on a small farm in rural Gorin, MO. She enjoyed riding her mare, Mabel, and getting piggyback rides to her one-room schoolhouse on her brother’s shoulders. Mary played basketball and graduated class valedictorian from Gorin High School in 1951.

She moved to Ft. Madison and began working for the Sheaffer Pen Company.

Tue
28
Jan

Connie Duffield

Connie Kay Duffield, 62, of Postville died Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, January 29 at Community Presbyterian Church in Postville with Rev. Kate Rupert as the officiant. Burial will follow at Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 28 at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Postville. There will also be a one hour visitation before services at the church Wednesday.

Connie was born July 4, 1957 to LaVerne and Delores (Hesse) Wedo in Postville. She graduated from Postville High School in 1976.

Most of Connie’s life she was a homemaker, but she also worked at the Turkey Plant in Postville. She loved being with her grandchildren and enjoyed camping and fishing.

Tue
28
Jan

Dolores Walleser

Dolores Marie Walleser, 87, died Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, January 27 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery in Lansing.

Dolores was born January 3, 1933 to Frank and Monica (Hogan) Wagner in the Wexford area of Allamakee County. She graduated from Immaculate Conception School in 1951 and married Edwin Walleser in 1953.

Educated in life experience and guided by unquestionable faith, they grew their farm family and their Gruber Ridge farm enterprise. Ed was the risk-taker and Dolores was the risk-manager.  They were powerful partners and created a dynamic family network that has connected many families and generations.

Tue
28
Jan

Jerome “Jerry” Snitker

Hastings, NE resident Jerome O. “Jerry” Snitker, 81, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE. Celebration of Life was held Saturday, January 25 at Grace United Methodist Church in Hastings, NE with Pastor Tamara Holtz officiating. Private family burial was held prior to a service at Parkview. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Hastings, NE assisted the family with arrangements.

Memorials may be given to Grace United Methodist Church. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com.

Tue
28
Jan

Kathy Hawes

Kathy J. Hawes, age 74, of Prairie du Chien, WI passed away Monday, January 20, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. A Memorial Service will be held Monday, January 27 at 1 p.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien, WI with Deacon Mark Grunwald officiating.  A private family interment will be in the National Cemetery in Eastman, WI. Friends may call at the Garrity Funeral Home Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the Service.

Kathy was born November 17, 1945 in Prairie du Chien, WI, the daughter of Donald and Wilma (Yonke) Kramer. She married Daniel Hawes November 16, 1968 at Immaculate Conception Church in Wexford. Kathy was hardworking, loved craft fairs, gardening, interior decorating, and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren.  She retired from Prairie Industries two years ago.

Tue
28
Jan

Alice Schlacke

Alice G. Schlacke, 84, of Waukon passed away early Sunday morning, January 19, 2020 at West Ridge Care Center in Cedar Rapids. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 31 at 12 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Rev. Kim Thacker officiating. Burial will be at Waterville Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services Friday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Alice Gretchen (Wacker) Schlacke was born in Farmersburg on Halloween, October 31, 1935, to Andrew E. and Sophie E.W. (Mueller) Wacker as one of 14 children. Alice married A1C Ronald Victor Schlacke November 26, 1954 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon and began her career as an Air Force wife of 32 years. Together they lived in four states and three overseas countries, where she stayed busy managing a household with three children.

Tue
28
Jan

Jerry Schlesselman

Jerry A. Schlesselman, 60, of Harpers Ferry died Monday, January 20, 2020 at his home. A celebration of life will be held at a later date this summer on the banks of the Mississippi River in Harpers Ferry. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family. Memorials can be made to the Dolores Tillinghast Memorial Library in Harpers Ferry.

Mon
27
Jan

Dorothy Cunningham

Dorothy A. Cunningham, 95, of Waukon died Friday, January 24, 2020 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church Wednesday.

Dorothy Anastacia Cunningham was born June 28, 1924 on the Hanover Township, rural Waukon farm of her parents, Willard Frederick and Anna Marie (Healy) Cunningham. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Hanover, attended Hanover #4 Elementary School and St. Patrick’s High School in Waukon for three years. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Des Moines in June of 1942 while living with an older sister.

Fri
24
Jan

Francis "Frank" Schulte

Francis “Frank” V. Schulte, 92, of Dorchester died Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at his home in rural Dorchester. Funeral services were held Monday, January 27 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Dorchester.

Francis Vincent Schulte was born January 8, 1928 in Spring Grove, MN, the son of Henry and Mary “Mayme” (Connor) Schulte. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dorchester and graduated from Waukon High School in 1946, where he played football and baseball.

November 10, 1949, he married Rita McCormick at St. Mary’s Hanover Catholic Church in rural Waukon. They farmed together in Waterloo Township in rural Dorchester, where they milked cows and raised pigs, beef cattle, chickens and crops. Frank has lived on the family farm for 89 years.

Fri
24
Jan

Josephine Smith

Josephine Norma Smith, 97, of Postville died Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral Service was held Saturday, January 25 at Community Presbyterian Church, Postville with Rev. Kate Rupert as the officiant. Burial followed at Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Josephine was born January 25, 1922 to Ole and Anna (Erickson) Loftsgard in Gunder. She was baptized and confirmed in Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder. She attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Postville High School. She then taught country school until she was married.

Josephine was united in marriage with Rodney Ira Smith June 18, 1941 at Marion Lutheran Church in Gunder. Eight children were born to this union. Josephine loved being a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother to her family. She was a talented artist who loved drawing using charcoal and also wrote two genealogy books.

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