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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
21
Mar

Leroy Nolting

Leroy E. Nolting, 88, of Waukon died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 21 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Rev. Keith Selberg officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services Wednesday at the funeral home.

Leroy Elwin Nolting was born August 19, 1929 in Waukon, the son of Albert Paul and Rosa Mary (Dee) Nolting. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon and attended Elk country school and Waukon High School. After being drafted into the U.S. Army, Leroy served from 1953-1955, some of which was spent in Germany.

Tue
13
Mar

Steven Mikulas

Steven D. Mikulas, age 70, of Lansing died Monday March 5, 2018. A memorial gathering will be scheduled for a later date.

Steve was born in Cedar Rapids August 17, 1947 to Joseph and Arlene (Heath) Mikulas. Steve grew up in Cedar Rapids and graduated from Washington High School. He then attended Kirkwood Community College. February 26, 1983 Steve married Theresa Sargent in Cedar Rapids.

His early career included employment at Cedar Rapids Tool & Die, Ledford Engineering of Cedar Rapids, Kinze Manufacturing of Williamsburg and as a Tool & Die Engineer for the Thomas and Betts Corporation in Iowa City. When Thomas & Betts moved to South Carolina in 1992, Steve was again employed at Ledford Engineering until his retirement.  Steve was a master wood carver and a member of the NE Iowa Woodcarving Club in Waterloo, the Monona Woodcarving Club in Monona and the Affiliated Wood Carvers, Inc. in Bettendorf.

Tue
13
Mar

John Herman

John Andrew Herman passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at the age of 65 in the state of Indiana. A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church, Waterville.

John grew up in Waukon. He’s well known for his love of storytelling, politics, traveling and exquisite taste in music. He was raised by two loving parents, the late Alton Herman and his mother surviving him, Margaret Herman. He was the father of four daughters with Penny Herman-Zoll: Lisa Herman, Eva Griffith, the late Tamara Moyer and Crystal Moyer. He was the grandfather to eight grandchildren. He is further survived by his five siblings: Dennis (Julie), Dewey (Tina), Ron (Beverly), Don (Linda) and Mary Herman. His jolly spirit will be missed by all.

Tue
13
Mar

Eileen Felton

Eileen Felton, age 87, of Northfield, MN, formerly of Waukon, passed away Tuesday evening, March 6, 2018 at Three Links Care Center in Northfield, MN. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 16 at Northfield United Methodist Church, Northfield, MN. Visitation will be at the church one hour prior to the service. A meal will follow in the Fellowship Hall. Interment will be in Portland Prairie Cemetery, Eitzen, MN at a later date.

Eileen Lapham Felton was born February 15, 1931 in Caledonia, MN to Grant and Mabel (Albee) Lapham.  She was raised on the family farm on Portland Prairie and attended a rural school. She graduated from Caledonia High School in 1948 and attended Hamline University and received her teaching degree at La Crosse State College (now University of Wisconsin - La Crosse).

Tue
13
Mar

Carol Cole

Carol J. Cole, 69, of Waukon died Monday, March 5, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. A prayer service was held Thursday, March 8 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Private burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Carol Jean Cole was born January 15, 1949 in Brookfield, MO, the daughter of Arthur and Helen (Ross) Curtis. She graduated from MarMac High School in McGregor in 1966. October 4, 1969, she married Allen Cole in Guttenberg. They lived in Guttenberg and McGregor before they were divorced.

In 1974, Carol moved to Waukon, where she went to work at Northern Engraving until the factory closed. She enjoyed reading, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Sun
11
Mar

Milton Turner

Milton H. Turner, 89, of Postville, formerly of Waukon, died Friday, March 9, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Postville. Memorial services were held Tuesday, March 13 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Milton Harold Turner was born October 31, 1928 to Harold and Ruby (Martens) Turner in Postville. He attended Bloomfield #3 school near Castalia and graduated from Postville High School in 1946. After graduating, Milton worked for Waters Dairy in Postville. While at a dance in Guttenberg, he met Mary Levenhagen and they were married June 11, 1950 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona.

In 1953, the couple began dairy farming in Allamakee County. Milton began working at the Postville Farmers Coop in the mid-1970s and then went to work for Waukon Equity Coop in 1990. Upon retirement, Milton and Mary continued living in Waukon.

Sat
10
Mar

Randy Sweeney

Randy J. Sweeney, 67, of Waukon died Friday, March 9, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 13 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military rites was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Randall Joseph Sweeney was born October 4, 1950 in Waukon, the son of Donald and C. Lorraine (Moos) Sweeney. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Randy attended St Patrick Catholic School and graduated in 1968. He was also known as “Beatles” to most who knew him because he bought and proudly wore the Beatle Boots back in the day. After graduating high school, Randy enlisted in the Navy and served for two years.

Tue
06
Mar

Charles Miller

Charles Frank Miller, age 75, of Corvallis, OR, formerly of Waukon, passed away at his home in Corvallis, OR Tuesday, February 27, 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was born the son of Leonard J. and Ruth H. (Hansmeier) Miller.

Charles loved living in Oregon, and enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, bicycling, and the mountains there, and he loved spending time with his entire family. He made several trips home to Iowa throughout his life to spend time with loved ones.

Tue
06
Mar

Wayne Teslow

Wayne Teslow, age 66, of Frankville died Friday, February 22, 2018 at his home in Frankville after a long battle with ALS. His funeral was held Tuesday, February 27 at Salem United Church of Christ, rural Waukon with Pastor Sue Klimstra officiating. Military rites were accorded by Decorah and Waukon Area U.S. Army Veterans. Burial was in Salem Cemetery, Waukon.

Wayne was born October 1, 1951 in Decorah to Raymond and Theresa Teslow. He attended school in Frankville until the sixth grade and then graduated from Postville High School in 1969.

He joined the Army at age 17 via the delayed enlistment program and began active duty in 1969. He took his basic training in Ft. Polk, LA. He went to AIT at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland to become a wheel and track vehicle mechanic.  His first assignment was with the 1/1 Cavalry in Chu Lai, Vietnam from May 1970 to April 1971. He returned from Vietnam and was assigned to Ft. Riley, KS.

Tue
06
Mar

Grace Erickson

Grace Louise Erickson, 88, of Farmersburg died Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Elkader Care Center, Elkader. Funeral Service was held Friday, March 2 at Living Faith United Methodist Parish, Monona with Rev. Deb Parkison as the Officiant. Burial was at Giard Cemetery.

Grace Louise was born December 31, 1929 near Rossville to Sankey George and Minnie (Haman) Van Gorder. She was educated at Jefferson No. 8 Country School in Allamakee County and Waukon Public School. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Methodist Church in Waukon.

Grace was united in marriage with Albert Berdine Erickson, Jr. August 12, 1944 by Rev. Paul Kitterer at the Peace United Church Parsonage in Elkader. To this union two children were born. She was a member of the Giard Methodist Church and United Methodist Women for over 50 years. Grace volunteered at the Farmersburg Meal Site and belonged to several card clubs and was very active in church activities.

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