Obituaries

Obituaries are published in The Standard for a $40 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 15.5") will also incur an additional charge of $11/column inch for the content measuring longer than our 15.5-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.

Fri
17
Nov

Gisela Hartley

Gisela Emma Hartley, 81, of Eitzen, MN passed away peacefully in her home November 6, 2023 and was welcomed into the presence of God. A visitation will be held at the Fredrickson Funeral Home in Caledonia, MN Friday, November 24 from 3-5 p.m. with a time of memory sharing at 4:30 p.m.

Gisela’s funeral will be held Saturday, November 25 at 11 a.m. at Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, rural New Albin. A light lunch at the church will follow the service and interment. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Mt. Hope Presbyterian Church, 2574 Church Road, New Albin, Iowa 52160.

Fri
17
Nov

Doris Meyer

Doris Meyer of Waukon died Monday, November 13, 2023 at her home. A celebration of life will be held at a later date with burial at the Dorchester Methodist Cemetery. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Doris Ann Meyer was born June 24, 1930 to George and Vienna (Wiitala) Shefelbine in Waukon. She grew up in Dorchester where she attended Dorchester school through the eighth grade, and graduated from Waukon High School in 1948. Following high school, Doris continued her education, receiving her nursing degree from Finley Hospital School of Nursing in Dubuque.

Doris met Norbert Meyer and the two were wed October 20, 1951 at St. John’s Methodist Church in Dorchester. From this marriage, Doris and Norbert raised three children: Larry, Laina and Kenneth.

Tue
14
Nov

James "Jim" Ward

James “Jim” B. Ward, 92, of Waukon died Saturday, November 11, 2023 at Winn Med Hospital in Decorah. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, November 16 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Fr. John Moser officiating, and burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, both in Waukon.

Friends may greet the family from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church Thursday. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Patrick Catholic School.

James Bernard Ward was born May 26, 1931 in Waukon, the son of George S. and Gertrude E. (Riley) Ward. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Catholic Church. Jim attended French Creek #5 through the eighth grade and graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1949.

Mon
13
Nov

Daryl Cooper

Daryl Cooper, 75, of Waukon was called home to the Lord November 8, 2023 at Garden View Place in Monona while surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon Saturday, November 25 from 3-7 p.m.  There will be a meal provided.

Daryl James Cooper was born January 1, 1948 in Monona, the son of Harmon and Marion (Henderson) Cooper. He attended country schools and graduated from Waukon High School. November 21, 1970, he married Inez Normann at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. He worked for the State Highway Commission (DOT) for 33 years, serving as Supervisor for three counties during his last 16 years.

Mon
13
Nov

Cory Conway

Cory A. Conway, 40, of Des Moines, formerly of Lansing, died Monday, November 6, 2023 at his home in Des Moines. Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 18 at 12 p.m. at Thornburg - Grau Funeral Home in Lansing with Rusty Phillips and Fr. Donald Hawes officiating. Burial with military honors will be held at Wexford Cemetery. Friends may greet the family from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.

Cory Adam Conway was born July 4, 1983 to John Conway and Hattie (Jones) Nemmers in Prairie du Chien, WI. He grew up in the Lansing area and was baptized and confirmed at Immaculate Conception Wexford Catholic Church. He attended Kee High School in Lansing, graduating in 2001.

Following high school, Cory enlisted in the United States Marine Corps from 2001 until 2008. During his time spent in the Marines, he worked as a vehicle mechanic while serving a tour in Iraq.

Tue
07
Nov

Lloyd Oakland

Lloyd A. Oakland, 80, of Castalia passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:30 a.m., with a visitation beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday, November 18 at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia. A full obituary can be found at www.iowacremation.com.
 

Tue
07
Nov

Jerre Henthorn

Jerre Jean Henthorn, 80, of Waukon died Saturday, October 21, 2023 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Tuesday, November 14 at 11 a.m. at Martin - Grau Funeral Home in Waukon with burial at Oakland Cemetery in Waukon.
 

Sun
05
Nov

Diane Robertson

Diane Jean Robertson, 80, of Red Wing, MN, and formerly of Elkader and Waukon, died Wednesday, November 1, 2023 at the Benedictine Living Community. There will be a Celebration of Life to be announced soon.

Diane was born February 19, 1943 in Volney to Leonard and Margaretta (Darling) Steele. She grew up helping her parents run the local store in Volney while attending school. Later, as a young woman, Diane had three boys who she raised by herself, until she met her husband, Richard Robertson.

They were married in 1965 and lived in Waukon, where she helped her husband on the farm and was a homemaker and mother, caring for her four children. They later moved to Elkader where she worked at the wire plant and then retired from working at Central Community Hospital.

Sun
05
Nov

Ronald Jahnke

Ronald Jahnke, 89, of Waukon died Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Memorial services were held Monday, November 6 at St.  John’s Lutheran Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Robertson officiating. Burial with military honors was at Waterloo Ridge Cemetery, Dorchester. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon handled arrangements.

Ronald Alvin Jahnke was born September 10, 1934 to Gertrude (Luebka) and Lester Jahnke in Postville. He grew up in the Frankville area and was baptized and confirmed at St.  Paul Lutheran Church in Postville. He attended a one-room schoolhouse until the eighth grade, after which Ron helped farm.

Fri
03
Nov

Nancy Welper

Nancy Ilene Welper (i.e., Nana Nancy), 65, of Laramie, WY passed away peacefully in her home Monday, October 30, 2023. Funeral services will be held Friday, November 10 at 11 a.m. with the viewing starting at 10 a.m. The funeral will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at 1065 North 15th Street, Laramie, WY 82072. A graveside service for family and friends in Gillette, WY will be held Monday, November 13 at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery at 1 p.m.

The seventh of 11 children, Nancy was born into a loving family September 15, 1958 in Waukon to Robert and Andree Burrett. With six older siblings and another four little ones to follow her birth, there was never a dull moment in the house of Nancy’s childhood. As one of the later children to come along, Nancy learned to speak up or forever hold her peace - and she chose the former.

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