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
22
Aug

Cletus Althoff

Cletus C. Althoff, 93, of Lansing, formerly of Waukon, died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 25 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 greet the family from 10:15 a.m. until time of service at the church Friday. Martin Funeral Home of Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the charity of your choice.

Cletus Cyril “Clet” Althoff was born October 24, 1923 in rural Lansing, the son of Alex Theodore and Martha Margaret (Teeling) Althoff. He moved with his family to Dubuque when in grade school and graduated from high school there. Clet attended Loras College in Dubuque. Before graduating he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He served at a number of bases across the county and became a head pilot for B-17 crews.

Mon
21
Aug

Mary McCabe

Mary E. McCabe, 66, of Waukon died Sunday, August 20, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 24 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may greet the family from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 23 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service.

Mary Ellen McCabe was born March 12, 1951 at the hospital in Waukon, the daughter of William Peter and Helen Jeannette (Waters) Dixon. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Hanover Catholic Church. June 6, 1969, she graduated from St. Patrick High School in Waukon and May 24, 1970, Mary received her diploma in general clerical from Northeast Area One in Calmar.

Fri
18
Aug

Dorothy Goettel

Dorothy Y. Goettel, 92, of Harpers Ferry died Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 19 at First Baptist Church in Waukon with Pastor Duane Smith officiating. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of the godly"- Ps. 116:15.

Dorothy Yvonne Goettel was born April 11, 1925 in Lansing, the daughter of Leonard L. and Myrtle M. (Wendel) Sandry. She grew up in the Lansing area and graduated from Lansing High School in 1942. She worked at the Lansing Button Factory following school.

June 1, 1945, Dorothy married John Daniel Goettel at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in Lansing. Together they farmed on the Goettel Family Farm in Lafayette Township where they raised their family, milked cows, and raised beef cattle, hogs and crops.

Tue
15
Aug

Teletha Springsteen

Teletha M. Springsteen, 63, of Waukon died Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. A visitation will be held Wednesday, August 16 from 5-7 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Teletha Mae Springsteen was born June 21, 1954 in Waukon, the daughter of Norman Henry and Alpha Jane (Sires) Rosendahl. Teletha graduated from Waukon High School. After graduating, Teletha moved to Michigan to stay with family. Shortly thereafter, she met James Harvey Springsteen and they married December 21, 1972 at Bethel United Church in Cassopolis, MI. In 1983, they moved back to Iowa. Teletha worked in retirement homes in both Michigan and Iowa during the course of her career.

She loved reading books and watching movies. She also enjoyed crocheting, doing jigsaw puzzles, word searches and traveling. Teletha loved doting on her grandchildren. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

Tue
15
Aug

A. Jay Martin

A. Jay Martin, 73, of Mason City died Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit after a long battle with esophageal cancer. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, August 20 at Major Erickson Funeral Home in Mason City, with Pastor Art Zewert, Chaplain - Hospice of North Iowa officiating. Gathering of family and friends will be one hour prior.

A. Jay was born January 20, 1944 to Wayne and Eva Martin. He attended Clear Lake Schools. May 25, 1968, he married Sharon Beardmore. Less than a month after their first date they were married and almost made 50 years. They had three children, Tracy, Kellie and Corey.

Mon
14
Aug

Anaruth Bechtel

Anaruth H. Bechtel, 88, of Waukon died Friday, August 11, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 16 at 11 a.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 15 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Anaruth Heloise Christianson Bechtel was born May 19, 1929 in Rochester, MN to Andrew Cornelius and Hilma Cornelia (Larson) Christianson. She grew up in Allamakee County, attending the rural Fan School and Waukon High School. Although she was unable to finish high school as a young girl, she received her GED later after most of her children had graduated themselves.

Tue
08
Aug

George Lee

George H. Lee, age 71, passed away Tuesday, August 1 at his home in Lansing. A Celebration of Life will be held October 8 from 1-4 p.m. at the Kerndt Brothers Community Center in Lansing. Anyone that knew George or has a story to share is welcome to come.

George was born in La Crosse, WI October 8, 1945 to George “Buster” and Katherine (Wagner) Lee. He was a 1964 graduate of St. George High School in Lansing. He worked at Lansing Company right out of high school, where he met his future wife.

George Lee and Carmen Ames were united in marriage September 7, 1968 at the First Baptist Church in Waukon. Two children were born to this union, Andrea and Aaron.

His next employment was as an agent for Iowa Oil Company until they closed. He went on to be head mechanic at the Lansing bus barn and enjoyed driving school bus up to his retirement in 2017.

Mon
07
Aug

Mike Van Gorp

Mike Van Gorp, 69, of Waukon died Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 9 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military honors will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 8 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service, and one hour before services at the church Wednesday.

George Michael Van Gorp was born January 27, 1948 in Waterloo, the son of Max and Florence (Davis) Van Gorp. Mike grew up in Decorah and in 1966 graduated from Thomas Roberts High School. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and was on active duty from 1966-68, serving in Vietnam; Mike was then transferred to the Marine Reserves through 1972.

Wed
02
Aug

Verdon Swenson

Verdon “Bud” Swenson, 92, of Postville died Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral Services were held Saturday, July 29 at Forest Mills United Methodist Church, rural Postville, with Rev. Kim Gates as the Officiant. Burial was at Minert Cemetery, Postville. Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville assisted the family with arrangements.

Verdon Marwin was born May 6, 1925 to Hall L. Jr. and Florence A (Lindroth) Swenson in Frankville Township. He attended Cherry Valley School and graduated from Luana Consolidated School and attended Seminary Courses at Wesleyan University, Garrett Evangelical Seminary and St. Paul School and received a degree in Theology.

Wed
02
Aug

Greg Hamm

Gregory “Hammer” J. Hamm, 61, of Waukon died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 3 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville, with Pastor Lynn Noel and Rev. Steve Brackett officiating. Burial will be at Waterville Lutheran Cemetery, Waterville. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, August 2 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon and one hour before services at the church Thursday.

Gregory James Hamm was born April 8, 1956 in Waukon, the son of Barton D. and Marilyn J. (Kolsrud) Hamm. He was baptized and confirmed at Waterville Lutheran Church in Waterville. Greg attended Waterville Elementary School and graduated from Waukon High School in 1974.

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