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.

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31
Jul

Maureen Keenan

Maureen C.  Keenan, 77, of Waukon died Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon surrounded by her six children. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 2 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus and Fr. Bernard Grady officiating.

Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 1 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service.

Maureen Catherine Grady was born April 11, 1940 in rural Monona, the daughter of Francis and Lorraine (Kricke) Grady. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Monona and graduated from MFL High School in Monona in 1958. Maureen worked as a waitress at the Model Café, where she met Lawrence.

Sun
30
Jul

Earl Mathis

Earl Francis Mathis, 69, of Lansing died Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse, WI after a lengthy illness. Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday, August 1 at St. Ann – St. Joseph Catholic Church, Harpers Ferry with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at St. Joseph Paint Rock Cemetery, rural Harpers Ferry with Military Rites.

Earl was born June 11, 1948 in Waukon to Delbert and Ann (Troendle) Mathis.  He attended grade school in Waterville and continued to St. George High School in Lansing, graduating in 1966.

Tue
25
Jul

Mary Sue Vickery

Mary Sue Vickery, 74, of Dade City, FL, formerly of Waukon, went home to be with the Lord on the Lord's day, Sunday, July 16. Her funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen Catholic Church, 10118 Saint Stephen Circle in Riverview, FL.

Mary was born to Bernard and Arlene Deeny in Waukon. She was the widow to Jim Vickery, and the most amazing mom to her son, Bill Emo of Ft. Myers, FL, and daughter, Becky (Rob) McFadden of Tampa, FL. Along with her son and daughter, she is survived by five grandchildren, Ryan, Tate and Tillman Emo, and Will and Wesley McFadden. She also leaves behind four wonderful siblings, Linda Dirksen, Brian (Kay) Deeny, Dennis Deeny and Patty (Jim) Clarke.

She will be missed dearly, but she is finally home with the Lord and will not have to suffer anymore. The family would like to express its gratitude to the people who took such good care of mom at Heritage Park Nursing Home.

Wed
19
Jul

Clark Snitker

Clark L. Snitker, 62, of Oelwein died suddenly Sunday evening, July 16, 2017 at Mercy Hospital of Franciscan Sisters in Oelwein. Funeral Service was held Friday, July 21 at the Aurora United Methodist Church in Aurora with Pastor Wayne Mullen officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Oelwein.

Clark Lee Snitker was born August 30, 1954 in Waukon, the son of Richard and Harriet (Hanson) Snitker.  He graduated from Waukon High School in the Class of 1972. Clark worked at Cod Brandt’s gas station and Blocker Milling Service, both in Waukon. He moved to Oelwein in 1979 and began work at the Aurora Elevator.  He later moved to Aurora, where he lived for many years. Clark entered into partnership in purchasing the Aurora Elevator with Dave Young in 1992.

Wed
19
Jul

Leo Schlitter

Leo James Schlitter, age 83, of Waterville passed away June 30, 2017 at Gundersen-Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. His funeral was held July 7 at the First Lutheran Church (Swede Ridge) in McGregor.

Leo J. Schlitter was born May 26, 1934 in rural Monona to Lester Schlitter and DeLillia Bollman. He was baptized at Ion Methodist Church.

August 27, 1955, Leo was united in marriage to Alice Johnson at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union four children were born. He married Barbara Schier January 3, 1980.

Leo grew up farming. He joined the Army in 1956 and was a Korean War veteran. He was a lifetime member of the Am Vet Post #27 in Monona. He worked at John Deere and later started his own whitewashing business. Leo enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, bingo, gambling, gardening, fishing and hunting.

Wed
19
Jul

Mary Murphy

Mary Sue (Plein) Murphy, 63, of Ijamsville, MD passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 surrounded by family. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, July 15 at Saint Ignatius Catholic Church in Ijamsville, MD with Father Michael Jendrik presiding. Interment followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, MD.

Born September 19, 1953 in Waukon, Mary Sue was the third daughter born to Francis and Marguerite Plein. Mary attended Waukon area schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1971. She enlisted in the United States Army and was most honorably discharged in December of 1974. During her years of military service, she was assigned to work at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. After her discharge from the military, Mary continued her work in the field of pathology at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington DC.

Sun
16
Jul

Diana Ward

Diana M. Ward, 64, of Waukon died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon surrounded by her loving family. Memorial services were held Monday, July 17 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Inurnment was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.

Diana Marie Ward was born August 26, 1952 in Waukon, the daughter of Lawrence and Rita (Ferring) Ward. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Diana was one of 14 children who were raised in rural Waukon on a farm. She graduated from Waukon High School and continued her education as a nursing student.

Tue
11
Jul

Dr. Lisa Schreiber

Dr. Lisa M. Schreiber passed away July 4, 2017 in Lancaster, PA at the age of 49. A Celebration of Life gathering will be announced at a later date.

Dr. Schreiber was an associate professor in the Communications and Theater Department at Millersville University. Her advanced degrees were obtained from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Nebraska. One of her contributions to her field of study was a free on-line communications text book entitled, “The Public Speaking Project.” It is used free of charge by students and faculty around the world.

Dr. Schreiber is survived by her two sons, Dylan Roeder and Nathan Roeder of Lancaster, PA; her father, Thomas (Caroll) Schreiber of Lansing; her mother, Nancy (Tom) Grandinetti of Moline, IL; her brother, Derek Schreiber of Roswell, GA; and her grandparents, William and Ruth Schreiber of Streator, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to dressforsuccess.org.
 

Tue
11
Jul

Vivian Iverson

Vivian M. Iverson, 88, of rural Waterville died Thursday, July 6, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 15 at 11 a.m. at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 14 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.

Vivian Mildred Iverson was born December 10, 1928 in Clayton County, the daughter of Irving Theodore and Rita Elizabeth (Lestina) Hartong. She graduated as valedictorian from Waterville High School. In April of 1950, Vivian met Earl Howard Iverson at a saddle club ride; December 31 that same year they married at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. Vivian and Earl farmed together and she was in charge of the dairy and responsible for milking the cows.

Tue
11
Jul

Deanna Auer

Deanna Lynn Auer, 64, of Waukon, formerly of Postville and Ossian, died Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, July 10 at St. Bridget Catholic Church, Postville. Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez was the Celebrant. Inurnment will be held at a later date at the Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Deanna was born September 4, 1952 in Dubuque to Ralph and Ruth (Hayes) Auer. She graduated from Postville High School with the Class of 1971. Following high school, Deanna graduated from Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) with her LPN Nursing Degree and later also graduated from NICC with her RN Advanced Nursing Degree.

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