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
21
Aug

Thomas Guider

Thomas Theodore Guider, 81, of Lansing died Sunday, August 5, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, August 20 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Tom was born April 17, 1937 in Lansing to Myron and Kathleen (Weipert) Guider. He graduated from Immaculate Conception High School in 1955. Tom held various jobs until he joined the United States Army from 1958 to 1959. Later, Tom worked as a psychiatric technician at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison, WI from 1961 to 1971. This is where he met his future wife.

Tom was united in marriage with Marion Hooker October 26, 1963 at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, Westport, WI. They started their family, living in Waunakee, WI. Over time, seven children were born to this union. From 1968 to 1969, Tom attended Madison Area Technical College, earning his licensed practical nursing (LPN) degree.

Tue
21
Aug

William “Bill” Collins

William “Bill” A. Collins, 63, of Waterville died Friday, August 17, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 24 at 11 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating and burial in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, August 23 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

William Allen Collins was born December 9, 1954 in Waukon, the son of Grant William and Vergene Joyce (Harris) Collins. He was baptized and confirmed at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. After graduating from Waukon High School, Bill furthered his education in Des Moines. He lived and worked on the family farm in Waterville, where he raised sheep. For several years, he also assisted with surveying for Bill Vorseth and Roger Mohn.

Tue
21
Aug

Jamie Bjornsen

Jamie Marie Bjornsen, 59, of Lansing died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI. A Celebration of Life was held Thursday, August 16 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home, Lansing.

Jamie Marie Scholtes was born June 7, 1959, the fifth child of James and Kathleen Scholtes. As a child, she enjoyed sewing. She liked clothes, but she didn’t like sharing them, especially with her sisters. Some of the favorite memories of her as a child include when she flipped over her handlebars while riding to the swimming pool, making rubber mats out of tires with her siblings, the time when her siblings hid from her in the corn fields and when she passed out on her mom in the kitchen. She also slid over her younger brother on a plastic sled.

Tue
21
Aug

Colleen Hunter

Colleen Dawn Hunter, 62, of Hills died Saturday, August 11, 2018 at University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics in Iowa City. Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 25 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona with Rev. Erika Kielstrup as the officiant. There will be a one hour visitation before services at the church Saturday. Burial will follow at Monona Cemetery, Monona.

Colleen was born April 4, 1956 to Curtis Henkes and Judy (Schave) Chickering in Prairie du Chien, WI. She graduated high school at MFL in Monona. After high school Colleen attended Cosmetology School in Calmar.

Colleen worked as a courier for Bei-Delivery. She enjoyed being outdoors, fishing and going to the casino. Colleen loved spending time with family and friends.

Tue
21
Aug

Verlyn Hayes

Verlyn LeRoy Hayes, age 78, of Lansing left this earth Friday, August 10, 2018. There will be a memorial service at Center Baptist Church in rural Lansing Saturday, August 25 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Matthew Majewski officiating. Memorials for the purpose of purchasing Verlyn a headstone may be sent to Center Baptist Church, c/o Roger Ericson, 1403 Hartong Drive, Lansing, IA 52151.

Verlyn was born February 7, 1940, the son of Herbert G. Hayes and Grace Swenson Hayes. His parents bought the present building which housed the Church of Christ in Lansing. Verlyn was pastor of the church until many folks moved or passed away.

Verlyn had a beautiful singing voice and loved to sing the old hymns and praises to God. He contended for the faith. He also had hoped the church would flourish again someday.

Tue
14
Aug

Duane Duvel

Duane R. Duvel, 84, of Waukon, IA, died Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA. A celebration of life will be held Wednesday, August 15, at The Old Rossville Store in Rossville, IA, from 4-6 p.m. with a sharing time at 5:30 p.m. Private family military graveside rites will be held in Salem Cemetery in rural Waukon with Pastor Keith Selberg officiating. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.
 
Tue
14
Aug

Cindy Ballantine

Cindy K. Ballantine, 69, of Harpers Ferry, IA, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at her home. Memorial services are pending in Creston, IA.


Mon
13
Aug

Richard “Dick” Huinker

Richard (Dick) Joseph Huinker, 71, of Monona died Monday, August 6, 2018 at Veteran’s Memorial Hospital in Waukon after a lengthy battle with congestive heart failure.

Funeral services were held Thursday, August 9 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Monona with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the celebrant. Burial was at St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Monona. Memorials may be given to the St. Patrick Building Fund.

Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona assisted the family with arrangements.

Dick was born October 27, 1946 to Irvin and Stella (Tepesch) Huinker in Postville, the oldest of four kids. He was both baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Monona where he continued to be an active member the rest of his time with us.

Mon
13
Aug

Edward Stahl

Edward Stahl, 52, of Lansing was called home Monday morning, August 6, 2018 with his family by his side after his long battle with cancer. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 11 at United Methodist Church, Lansing, with Pastor Sedar Wembonyama officiating. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lansing.

Thornburg- Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing assisted the family with arrangements.

Ed was born on August 27, 1965 to Allen and Mabel (Rouster) Stahl in Waukon. He grew up in Lansing and graduated from Kee High with the class of 1984. After graduation, Ed went into the U.S. Army and was a member of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). He was stationed in Germany and after returning to the states, he was stationed at Fort Campbell in Tennessee.

Wed
08
Aug

Harold Siegele

Harold Siegele, 80, of Prairie du Chien, WI died Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, WI. Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 11 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Prairie du Chien, WI. There will also be a one-hour visitation before services at the funeral home Saturday. Burial will be at a later date.

Harold was born August 25, 1937 in McGregor, the son of Harry and Anna Marie (Carlson) Siegele. He graduated from McGregor High School in 1955. Harold joined and proudly served in the United States Army Reserves.

Harold was united in marriage with Janet Tippery. Two children were born to this union. The couple later divorced. He was then united in marriage with Diane Heuser-Selvester. Harold worked as a butcher at Piggly Wiggly and also at 3M for 20-plus years before retiring.

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