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.

Thu
28
Sep

David Schoeberlein

Dave L. Schoeberlein, 59, of Waukon died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, October 2 at the Waukon High School gymnasium with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. The family asked that anyone attending the services Monday wear orange and black to honor Dave’s loyalty to the Waukon Indians. Memorials may be made to the Allamakee Scholarship Fund Inc., P.O. Box 144, Waukon, IA 52172 to help establish a scholarship in memory of Dave.

David Lee Schoeberlein was born July 30, 1958 in Fort Dodge, the son of Donald and Viola (Andersen) Schoeberlein. He was baptized at Trinity Lutheran Church and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, both in Humboldt. Dave graduated from Humboldt High School in 1977 and graduated from University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, where he received his teaching and coaching degrees.

Tue
26
Sep

Germain "Jerry" Pins

Germain "Jerry" Pins, age 87, of Asbury passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Mass of Christian burial for Jerry was held Saturday, September 23 at Church of the Resurrection in Dubuque. Rev. Donald Bakewell, Jerry's brother-in-law, was the celebrant of the mass with Rev. Joseph Hauer as co-celebrant. Burial was held at Resurrection Cemetery in Asbury with full military honors afforded by the Dubuque American Legion Post #6.

Jerry was born July 9, 1930 in Farley, son of Emil and Kathryn (Miller) Pins.  He was a 1948 graduate of St. Clement High School in Bankston. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955 and graduated in 1959 from Indiana Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was united in marriage to Eileen Bakewell June 7, 1958 at St. Patrick’s Church in Waukon.

Tue
26
Sep

Joseph A'Hearn

Joseph "Joe" A'Hearn, age 77, of Las Vegas, NV died Sunday, September 24, 2017. Services are pending.
 

Fri
22
Sep

Joel Sires

Joel R. Sires, 75, of New Albin, died Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at his home in New Albin. Funeral services were held Monday, September 25 at the New Albin Community Center with Pastor Sedar Wembonyama officiating. Burial with military honors was at the New Albin City Cemetery.

Joel Raymond Sires was born August 27, 1942 in New Albin, the son of Raymond and Gladys (Zarwell) Sires. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Methodist Church in New Albin and graduated from New Albin High School in 1960. Joel served in the United States Army from 1968 until 1970 during Vietnam. July 27, 1968, he married Sharon Huntington at St. Luke’s Methodist Church in La Crosse, WI. Joel owned and operated Sires Oil Company in New Albin.

Thu
21
Sep

Brian Zimmerman

Brian Dee Zimmerman, 61, of Hiawatha passed away at home Tuesday, September 19, 2017 following a short battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 23 at Christ Episcopal Church in Cedar Rapids. Burial took place immediately following the funeral services at Buffalo Cemetery in Hiawatha.

Brian was born October 23, 1955 in Waukon to Walter (Wally) and Sally (Sharp) Zimmerman. After graduating from Waukon Senior High School in 1973, Brian went on to earn a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 1979. It was there that he met his future wife, Julie (Schilling) Zimmerman, whom he married October 3, 1981 in Charles City.

Wed
20
Sep

Richard Weber, Jr.

Richard Joseph Weber, Jr. died Thursday, September 7, 2017 in rural Allamakee County following a farming accident. A private graveside service was held at Mays Prairie Cemetery, rural Lansing.

Richard was born April 12, 1962 in Waukon to Richard, Sr. and Shelby (Alderman) Weber. He was a 1981 graduate of Kee High School in Lansing. Following high school, Richard attended Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar and completed the welding program.

Richard was united in marriage with Cynthia Redman at Freeman Lutheran Church in Ferryville, WI. Two children were born to this union. They later divorced. Richard worked for the railroad in his younger years, then worked at Northern Engraving in Lansing and Spring Grove, MN as a die setter and also farmed in the Mays Prairie area in Allamakee County.

Wed
20
Sep

Kenneth Johnson

Kenneth A. Johnson, 77, of Newhall died Monday, September 11, 2017 at Dennis & Donna Hospice House in Hiawatha following a courageous battle with cancer. To honor his wishes, Kenneth was cremated. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, September 15 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Norway with Father Joseph Butz, C.S.S.R. and Father Robert Butz as Co-Celebrants. Interment was held at St. Michael’s Cemetery in Norway with Graveside Military Rites.

Kenneth was born in Waukon April 20, 1940 to Earl and Norma (Halvorson) Johnson and attended Waukon Public Schools. He then earned an AAS degree in Electronic Engineering at Area 10 Community College in Cedar Rapids.

Kenneth served his nation in the U.S. Navy from 1958 to 1962 and was a member of the John Ward McGranahan American Legion Post #167 of Newhall. April 20, 1963, he was united in marriage to Donna Butz at Norway.

Wed
20
Sep

Bonnie Rissman

Bonnie J. Rissman, 88, of Waukon died Friday, September 15, 2017 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Memorial services were held Monday, September 18 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Bonnadine June Rissman was born June 7, 1929 in Waterville, the daughter of John Arthur and Esther Alvina (Larson) Pederson. She was raised by her uncle and aunt, Henry Emil and Esabella Marie (Larson) Kosbau. Bonnie was baptized at Waterville Lutheran Church and confirmed at Zion Reformed Church in Waukon. She attended Waukon High School and later received her G.E.D.

Tue
12
Sep

Jeanette O'Hara

Jeanette “Jenny” O’Hara, age 88, of Decorah died Thursday morning, August 31, 2017 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, September 5 at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah with Rev. Stacey Nalean-Carlson officiating. Burial was in Lutheran Cemetery.

Sylvia Jeanette was born March 15, 1929, the daughter of Ernest and Esther (Egge) Anderson at home on her Grandpa Egge’s farm. She was baptized April 7, 1929 and confirmed October 29, 1942. She received her education in both Iowa and Minnesota schools and graduated from Decorah High School with the Class of 1946. She received her LPN from the Chicago School of Nursing.

Jenny married Selmer Larson June 14, 1947 at First Lutheran Church. They became the parents of six children.

Tue
12
Sep

Philip Haefner

Philip James Haefner, 83, of Lansing died Sunday, September 3, 2017 of natural causes associated with a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease at his home, with his loving wife and one of his daughters by his side. Graveside services with military honors were held September 7 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing.

Philip was born August 7, 1934 in Marshalltown, the son of John W. and Amy Florence (nee Gilson) Haefner. He attended Marshalltown High School and graduated from Iowa State University in Ames in 1956 with a major in Civil Engineering, and was a certified Civil Engineer/Professional Land Surveyor.  He participated in the ROTC program in college and started working for Chicago Bridge and Iron immediately after college while he waited for his orders. During this time, he worked in Louisiana and in Gallup, NM.

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