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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05
Mar

Daniel Klees

Daniel J. Klees, 64, of Marion, formerly of Waukon, died Thursday, March 1, 2018 at this home. A visitation will be held Wednesday, March 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. Graveside services will be held at a later date.

Daniel Joel Klees was born December 6, 1953 in Waukon to Paul and Coral (Moose) Klees. He graduated from Waukon High School. After graduating, he worked at the local factory and on area farms. Later, he joined the Waukon Police Department and also drove school bus for many years. During that time, he married Laura Gallagher and had four children. The couple divorced and he moved to Lawler, where he ended his law enforcement career as Police Chief. He moved to Marion and continued working for Croell Redi-Mix and later ADM.

Thu
01
Mar

D. Laurayne Beisker

D. Laurayne Beisker, 84, of Waukon died Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Funeral services were held Friday, March 2 at Iron Ridge Church in Waukon with Pastor Bryan Mincks officiating. Laurayne has donated her body to Des Moines University following the service. Inurnment will be at a later date at Maple Hill “Bigfoot” Cemetery, rural Rossville.

Darlene Laurayne Beisker was born January 2, 1934 on her parents’ farm in Linton Township, Allamakee County, rural Monona; she was the daughter of Wesley and Greta (Palmer) Thias. Laurayne was baptized and confirmed at Rossville Presbyterian Church. She attended the “Bigfoot” rural school through fourth grade and in 1951 graduated from Waterville High School; she then attended NITI (now NICC) in Calmar.

Tue
27
Feb

James Connor

James P. Connor, 80, passed on to his Heavenly home February 16, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, March 3 at 11 a.m. with visitation an hour before at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus and Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg as the Concelebrants.

James Peyton Connor was born October 11, 1937 at Hull House in Waukon, the son of Miles “Mike” and Virginia “Tiny” (Peyton) Connor. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church. They lived in Waukon, where Jim attended grade school at St. Patrick Catholic School, then briefly lived in Tomah, WI before settling in Lansing, where he attended Immaculate Conception Catholic School starting in seventh grade, graduating in 1955. There he played baseball and basketball and acted in school plays.

Tue
27
Feb

Eugene Lindblom

Eugene Richard Lindblom, 87, of Tuscola, IL passed away February 19, 2018 at the Mattoon Rehab and Health Care Center, Mattoon, IL. Funeral Services were held Friday, February 23 at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, Tuscola, IL with Rev. Kenneth Roedder officiating and military rites accorded. Burial was in the Tuscola Township Cemetery.

Eugene was born October 28, 1930 at home in Waukon to Harold and Zeraph Lindblom. They preceded him in death. He is survived by his devoted and loving wife, Nola Jane, of Tuscola, IL. Also surviving are a daughter, Loree (Allie Tichenor) Lindblom of Tucson, AZ; a son, Lee (Winnie) Lindblom of Elberta, AL; and two brothers, John and Ron.

Eugene served in the U.S. Navy. After retiring from General Electric, where he was an electrical engineer, he owned a Mr. Steak restaurant.

Online condolences may be left at hilligossshraderfh.com.
 

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26
Feb

Dan Kiley

Danny J. Kiley, 47, of Harpers Ferry died Thursday, February 22, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 28 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Waukon with Pastor Duane Smith and Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lansing. Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 27 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.

Danny Jo Kiley was born October 4, 1970 in La Crosse, WI, the son of Debra (Goettel) Kiley and Larry Ferring. He attended Waukon schools and later received his GED. Dan was a carpenter for a variety of places in the area and was capable of building, installing or fixing most anything. He was very proud of his business, Kiley Construction.

June 24, 2000, he married Shawn Peterson at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. They later divorced.

Thu
22
Feb

Marie McKee

Marie E. McKee, 94, of Waukon, formerly of Postville, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, February 26 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Postville with Pastor Lynn Noel officiating. Burial took place at Postville Cemetery, Postville.

Marie Emeline Klees was born September 29, 1923 at Waukon, the daughter of Frank and Etta (Cowell) Klees. She grew up on the family farm near Rossville with her siblings, Ray, Paul and Clara. Marie was baptized at Volney Methodist Church in rural Monona and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lansing. She attended local grade school and high school in the Waukon area. Upon her graduation, Marie taught school in a multi-grade country school located in the area.

Tue
20
Feb

Donald Topel

Donald H. Topel, 82, of Waukon died Sunday, February 18, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 23 at 11 a.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial will be at Sixteen Cemetery, rural Monona. Friends may call one hour before services Friday at the funeral home.

Donald Harry Topel was born November 7, 1935 in the Sixteen area near rural Monona, the son of Herman William and Selda Minnie (Timmerman) Topel. He attended the Sixteen school and worked on the farm until his dad passed away. Donnie then moved into Waukon and worked for Peterson Hardware and Quandahl’s Food Ranch before becoming a plumber with DeBuhr Plumbing and Heating.

May 28, 1988, Donnie married Deloris Mae (Malli) Kolsrud at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville. He and Deloris enjoyed driving around Sixteen every day and taking pictures and also liked painting ceramics together.

Tue
20
Feb

Dorothy Kruse

Dorothy R. Kruse, age 86, of Copperas Cove, TX and formerly of Brownsville, MN passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 in Copperas Cove, TX. A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, 704 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Copperas Cove, TX 76522. Her cremains will be placed in St. Peter's Church Cemetery in New Albin.

Dorothy, or Dottie as most knew her, was born July 23, 1931 in Marshalltown to the late Robert A. and Velda Fox Rockhill. She graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1949. Dottie later graduated from Iowa State University in 1953 with a bachelor's degree in Home Economics Education.

Tue
20
Feb

Pauline Dundee

Pauline Ann Dundee, 79, of Marquette died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at Bluffview Memory Care in Holmen, WI surrounded by her loving family. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, February 12 at St. Mary Catholic Church, McGregor with Rev. Nils de Jesus Hernandez as the Celebrant. Burial followed at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.

Pauline Ann was born February 16, 1938 to Cyril and Lucille (Mauss) Byrnes in Waukon. She was baptized at Hanover Catholic Church.

Pauline was united in marriage with Milo L. Dundee October 18, 1955 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. To this union eight children were born. Pauline was a homemaker and loving mother. She worked as a Nurse’s Assistant for 32 years at the Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital and was also an EMT for the Mar-Mac and Prairie du Chien Rescue squads. Pauline enjoyed gardening and her greatest joy was her family. She was a caregiver to all.

Tue
20
Feb

William Schneeberger

William E. Schneeberger, 89, of Waukon died Friday, February 16, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 24 at 2 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial will be held at a later date.

Friends may call from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, February 24 at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Robey Memorial Library, Waukon Good Samaritan Center or Veterans Memorial Hospital Foundation, all in Waukon.

William Edwin Schneeberger was born August 10, 1928 in Chicago, IL, the son of William Conrad and Lorna (Brandt) Schneeberger. He graduated from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology with a BSEE in Terre Haute, IN in 1949. Bill served in the United States Army, Signal Corps in White Sands, NM from 1951 until 1953.

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