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
08
Nov

Ardith Waters

Ardith J. Waters, 76, of Waukon died Monday, November 6, 2017 at her home in rural Waukon. Memorial services were held Friday, November 10 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Ardith Joan Waters was born October 13, 1941 in Monona, the daughter of Raymond E. and Laura (Hamann) Gress. In May of 1960, she graduated from Waukon High School. January 10, 1962, Ardith married Donald James Waters at St. Mary’s Hanover Catholic Church in rural Waukon.

For 39 years, Ardith worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon, where she was the lead inspector until the factory closed. Also, she ran the concession stand for Monroe Auction Service for a time. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon and belonged to the Iowa Women’s Bowling Association.

Wed
08
Nov

Gretta Fiet

Gretta (Mohwinkle) Fiet, 73, of Rockford, IL passed away November 1, 2017 after a long battle with dementia. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, November 11 at Riverside Community Church with Pastor Bobby Sheets officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.

Gretta loved flowers, but should you choose to leave a charitable gift, memorials may be made to Anam Care, 8104 Sayer Road, Rockford, IL 61108 or Northern Illinois Hospice, 4215 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108.

Gretta was born September 13, 1944 in Waukon, the daughter of Delton and Helen (Beardmore) Mohwinkle.  She graduated from Waukon High School and married David Fiet June 8, 1963.  Gretta did administrative and clerical work for Sears Optical, and worked in the office with her husband at P&L Auto Body.

Wed
08
Nov

Eugene Cahoon

Eugene Leonard Cahoon, 89, of Monona died Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside Service with Military Honors was held Monday, November 6 at Sixteen Cemetery, rural Linton Township.

Eugene was born January 9, 1928 in Allamakee County, the fourth of four children to Elbert and Esther (VanCura) Cahoon. He served in the United States Army from May 1951 to April 1953. Eugene served as a P.F.C. Wire Chief in Germany and was honorably discharged.

Eugene farmed all of his adult life. He loved bowling, playing cards, spending time at local casinos, traveling and family gatherings. He moved to his hobby farm in 1984 and retired from farming in 1987. Eugene spent the last years of his life at Garden View Assisted Care in Monona and Good Samaritan Society in Postville.

Wed
08
Nov

John O'Hara

John Roger O’Hara, 84, passed away at his home in Decorah Sunday, October 29, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, November 2 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church in Decorah with Rev. Phillip Gibbs officiating. Interment was at St. Benedict’s Cemetery, Decorah.

John was born September 23, 1933, the son of Joseph and Catherine (Ryan) O’Hara, in rural Allamakee County. He graduated from St Patrick’s Catholic School in Waukon in 1952. John married Kathleen Ryan May 14, 1960 and to this union five children were born. The couple later divorced.

John always wanted to be a farmer and to that end he worked for various farmers until he was given the opportunity to operate his own farm in the Frankville area. In 1968, John realized his dream and bought a farm in Glenwood Township. On this farm he raised dairy cows, hogs and horses as well as the crops to feed them. For a number of years he was also a Funk’s seed corn dealer.

Tue
31
Oct

Joann Welch

Joann E. Welch, 84, of Waukon passed away peacefully with her family by her side Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Mass of Christian burial was held Monday, October 30 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Lycurgus Cemetery, rural Waukon. Memorials can be made to the St. Patrick School in Waukon or to the REACH suicide prevention organization (c/o NEI Behavioral Health Center, PO Box 349, Decorah, IA 52101).

Joann “Josie” Elizabeth Welch was born March 23, 1933 in Postville, the daughter of Louis and Gertrude (Harris) Hangartner. She was baptized and confirmed at Postville Presbyterian Church and attended Postville High School. After her schooling, she helped her parents operate the Volney cheese factory.

Fri
27
Oct

Marlene Moline

Marlene L. Moline, 80, of Lansing died Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Little America, WY. Funeral services were held Monday, October 30 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Marlene Lorraine Moline was born April 26, 1937 in Marshalltown. She was the daughter of Frank and Mildred (Beach) McGrath. Marlene graduated from Marshalltown High School and the University of Iowa, where she received her degree in education, spending one of her summer terms studying in Guadalajara, Mexico. She taught English and Spanish in Colfax, Lansing and Waukon schools.

Fri
27
Oct

Gaylord Schoh

Gaylord H. Schoh, 85, of Waukon died Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Saturday, October 28 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Gaylord Henry Schoh was born August 13, 1932 at the home of his aunt in Eitzen, MN; he was the son of Earl and Lillie (Staggemeier) Schoh of Dorchester. He attended school in Dorchester through the eighth grade and would walk two miles each day to get to school. There were three boys in his class and when they had finished their work, the teacher would let them go fishing in the creek near school or go horseback riding at a nearby farm.

Wed
25
Oct

Leona O'Regan

Leona M. O'Regan, 83, of Waukon died Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Hanover Cemetery, rural Waukon. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Friday, October 27 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with a Rosary/Scripture service at 2:30 p.m.

Leona Mary O’Regan was born September 26, 1934 on the rural St. Lucas farm of her parents, Leo and Clara (Panos) Franzen. She graduated from St. Luke’s High School in St. Lucas as valedictorian of her class in 1952 and went on to receive LPN training at St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Rochester, MN.

Wed
25
Oct

John Tangen

John G. Tangen, 76, of Dorchester died Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, October 23 at Big Canoe Lutheran Church with Pastor Kurt Bockoven officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery, both in rural Decorah.

John Gary Tangen was born September 15, 1941 in Waukon, the son of John Elder and Myrtle Aletta (Gavle) Tangen. He was baptized and confirmed at Big Canoe Lutheran Church in rural Decorah. John attended Hanover Country School and Waukon High School.

April 22, 1961, he married JoAnn Phyllis Johnson at Forest Mills United Methodist Church in rural Postville. They farmed together in Hanover Township in rural Waukon. John also worked at Iowa Turkey Products in Postville and in the meat department at Quillin's in Waukon.

Wed
25
Oct

Patricia Duwe

Patricia C. Duwe, age 67, of Marion died Thursday, October 19, 2017 at St. Luke’s Hospice in-patient unit of complications due to cancer of the liver. Visitation will be held at Murdoch Funeral Home, 3855 Katz Drive in Marion Friday, November 3 from 4-7 p.m. The family will also greet friends Saturday, November 4 for one hour prior to the service which will begin at 11 a.m. at Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, 3500 29th Avenue in Marion. Lunch will be served after the service in the fellowship hall.   Burial will take place later in the day at Guttenberg City Cemetery.

Patricia Catherine Duwe was born January 29, 1950 in La Crosse, WI, the daughter of James and Juanita (Jack) Strub. She grew up in Lansing, where she graduated from Kee High School with the Class of 1968. After graduation, she attended business college in Cedar Rapids.

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