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
25
Oct

Belva Becker

Belva Alicia (Hosch) Becker, 89, of New Albin died October 18, 2017 at Thornton Manor Nursing Home in Lansing. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, October 20 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Albin with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Inurnment followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, New Albin.

Belva was born February 18, 1928 to Peter and Inez (Woods) Hosch. She grew up in New Albin and was a graduate of New Albin High School in 1946.

Belva married Henry “Hank” Becker April 8, 1947 and they raised two children in New Albin. She worked at New Albin Savings Bank for many years. She was known throughout the area as a fine seamstress and sewed clothing for herself and doll clothes for her grandchildren. She crocheted many afghans and hundreds of kitchen towels. She was most proud of the 97 beautiful quilts she created over the years, each hand quilted with perfect stitching. Her family will also remember her homemade bread and famous caramel rolls.

Fri
20
Oct

Elaine Ryan

Elaine Ryan, 88, formerly of Lansing, passed away peacefully October 16, 2017 in Alexandria, MN. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 21 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Lansing with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Gethsemane Cemetery, Lansing.

Elaine was born December 8, 1928 to Ken and Elaine Green and lived most of her life in Lansing. Elaine had many talents and interests. She loved to paint, bake, sew, read, travel, write and learn. Her adventurous spirit took her backpacking solo through Europe several times, always traveling by train and lodging in youth hostels. When she was 80, she rode an elephant in South Africa. She loved the mountains of Colorado and could often be found standing at the peak of Mt. Evans in shorts and a wool sweater. She loved family. She will be dearly missed.

Tue
17
Oct

Mary Lou Meyer

Mary Lou Meyer, 89, of West Union died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at her home in West Union. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at Holy Name Catholic Church in West Union, with Rev. Don Komboh and Rev. Dale Rausch as the celebrants. Interment will be held in the West Union Cemetery following the burial mass.

Mary Lou, the daughter of Otto and Alice (Hayes) Kubitz, was born July 16, 1928 in Houston County, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in New Albin and graduated from New Albin High School in 1945.

Mary Lou was united in marriage with Ferris Meyer October 30, 1947. Ten children were born to this union. In addition to raising her kids, Mary Lou worked at the Humphrey Café and Traeger’s Jack and Jill in West Union. She worked at the registration desk for Palmer Lutheran Clinic and, after her retirement, in medical records at Palmer for 29 years.

Tue
17
Oct

James Sodey

James Carleton Sodey, 68, of Lansing, formerly of Fort Madison, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October 21 at the Fort Madison United Methodist Church with Rev. Lane Van officiating.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday, October 20, with the family to receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Friday evening at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory in Fort Madison. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for the City of Fort Madison’s Marina or P.A.W. Animal Shelter.

James was born March 25, 1949 in Ottumwa to Dr. Albert and Mrs. Charlotte Sodey. He married Angela McKenna September 5, 1970 in Ottumwa.

Tue
17
Oct

Joe A'Hearn

Joe A’Hearn, age 77, of Waukon, formerly of Las Vegas, NV, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society - Waukon. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 21 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon at 10:30 a.m. Visitation will be at the church for one hour before the funeral.

Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Joe was born September 4, 1940 in Waukon to Norbert and Thresa A’Hearn. He attended St. Patrick School, graduating in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1966.

Joe worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Las Vegas, NV from 1968 to 2005, when he retired. Joe was an avid golfer and enjoyed visiting old friends on his summer vacations in Iowa.

Thu
12
Oct

Elaine Bahr

Elaine M. Bahr, 90, of Waukon died Tuesday, October 10, 2017 surrounded by her family at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, October 13 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Elaine Marie Bahr was born April 9, 1927 in New Albin, the daughter of Donald and Mary (Rouster) Thomson. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Albin and graduated from New Albin High School. August 13, 1946, she married Donald Bahr in Waukon. They farmed together in Ludlow Township for many years.

Her motto was faith, family and friends; she was a devoted farmwife, mother and grandmother. Elaine loved spending time with her family; they would have big meals on Sundays and she always took food out to the guys while they were in the field and would make sure they had enough to eat.

Thu
12
Oct

James Burrett

James “Jim” Roy Burrett, age 71, of St. Cloud, MN died Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Veterans Affairs Hospice Center in St. Cloud, MN following a yearlong battle with lung cancer. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 14 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, MN, where Rev. Ralph Zimmerman officiated, and burial was held Monday, October 16 at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Little Falls, MN. Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids, MN assisted the family with arrangements.

Jim was born August 15, 1946 to Robert and Andree (Tatro) Burrett in West Union. He graduated from Waukon High School in 1965. Jim proudly served his country with the United States Army from 1965-1967, serving 14 months in Vietnam.

Wed
11
Oct

Otto Thorstenson

Otto M. Thorstenson, 95, of Waukon died Sunday, October 8, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 12 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Pastor Bill Odermann officiating. Burial with military rites will be at Old West Paint Creek Cemetery, rural Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 11 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to Veterans Memorial Hospital or the Good Samaritan Center, both in Waukon.

Otto Milton Thorstenson was born December 31, 1921 in Albert Township of Benson County near Brinsmade, ND. He was the eighth child of Edward O. and Ida Sophia (Gjefle) Thorstenson. Otto was baptized at St. Olaf Lutheran Church and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, both near Minnewauken, ND.

Wed
11
Oct

Doris Van Fleet

Doris Arlene Hanson Van Fleet of Lakewood, CO passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at the age of 94. Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 12 at 10 a.m. at Glory of God Lutheran Church, located at 12200 West 38th Avenue, Wheat Ridge, CO.

The daughter of the late John and Emma Hanson of Waukon, Doris was born in Harpers Ferry. She graduated from Waterville High School in 1941 and obtained her bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University. She then continued her education and received a degree from the University of Michigan as a registered dietitian.

Doris worked as a dietitian at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in Pueblo, CO before transferring in 1949 to Rose Medical Center in Denver, CO. There she became head dietitian and retired after 34 years.

Wed
11
Oct

Daniel Burroughs

Daniel J. Burroughs, 50, of Waukon died Monday, October 2, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 13 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 6:30 p.m. scripture service. Burial will be held at a later date in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon.

Daniel James Burroughs was born July 23, 1967 in Waukon, the son of Garland and Lorna (Rumsey) Burroughs. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, and graduated from Waukon High School in 1986. Dan worked at Northern Engraving in Waukon until the plant closed in 2008. He then went to work for Benjegerdes Machine in Waukon until he became disabled. Dan enjoyed demolition derbies, watching his brothers drive race cars and working in the pits.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Obituaries