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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Luella Spiegler

Luella Ann Spiegler, 85, of Waukon died Monday, May 26, 2014 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 29 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Pastor Samantha Houser officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Luella Ann Spiegler was born November 3, 1928 in rural Waukon on her parents’ Jefferson Township farm. She was the daughter of Theodore William and Ruby Henrietta (Sherman) Hansmeier. Luella was baptized and confirmed at Zion United Church of Christ in Waukon. She attended rural elementary schools and graduated from Waukon High School in 1946.

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David Carroll

David M. Carroll, 68, of New Albin died Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in New Albin, with Fr. John Moser officiating. Burial was at St. Joseph's Cemetery, New Albin.
David Michael Carroll was born May 15, 1946 in Caledonia, MN, the son of John and Rita (Smerud) Carroll. He graduated from St. George High School in Lansing and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Kennedy Western University.
June 25, 1966, David married Jeanie A. Smith at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lansing. For 35 years, David worked for Dairyland Power Coop in Genoa, WI; as a superintendent at the Flambeau Hydro Station in Ladysmith, WI; and in La Crosse, WI. He retired in 2005.

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Cletus Pladsen

Cletus S. Pladsen, 73, of Waukon died Monday, May 26, 2014 at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah. Funeral services were held Friday, May 30 at Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial with military honors was at the church cemetery.
Cletus S. Pladsen was born October 2, 1940 at his parents’ home in rural Waterville, he was the son of Wallace and Ruby (Moen) Pladsen. He graduated from Waukon High School and from 1960-1966 he served in the National Guard. July 14, 1963, Cletus married Ruth Ann Gavle at Big Canoe Lutheran Church in Decorah.
Cletus made his career in the meat industry. For 27 years, he was a meat cutter for Ozzie Quandahl at the Red Owl (later the Waukon Food Ranch). From 1988 until he retired in 2013, Cletus worked at Agriprocessors in Postville as a meat cutter, trainer, and as the head of security. He also spent his life living and working on his family’s farm.

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Leo Klocke

Leo L. Klocke, 92, of Waukon died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at his home in Waukon. Funeral services were held Monday, June 2 at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in rural Postville, with Rev. Gary Catterson officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Leo Loyd Klocke was born December 10, 1921 at his parents’ farm in Ludlow Township. He was the son of Albert John and Esther Anna (Duvel) Kloke. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in rural Postville. Leo attended Ludlow #7 country school. December 10, 1944, Leo married Dorothy Schoenthal at Zion Reformed Parsonage in Waukon. He spent his entire life farming and also did electrical work and sold feed.
Leo thought the world of his wife, Dorothy; the two were always together.  He was a loving and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather, so proud of each and every one of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Phyllis Fogt

Phyllis Ann (Nagel) Fogt, 68, of Waukon went to be with the Lord May 19, 2014 after suffering a stroke as a result of high blood pressure. As per Phyllis' request, she has been cremated, and will have her funeral service at Christ Fellowship Church, in Royal Palm Beach, FL  with her family this June. A burial service in Waukon will be announced at a later date.
Phyllis was born June 30, 1945  in Waukon. She attended the Ludlow school as a child and graduated from Waukon High School.
She married Charles A. Fogt January 19, 1975, and they had one daughter together, Donna (Fogt) Greenberg of West Palm Beach, FL. Phyllis was also the stepmother to Charles' three children, Lila, Allen and Sharla Fogt.
In the 1970s, Phyllis worked at Deco Inc., The Winneshiek Hotel, Ruby's Cafe, and Anundsen Publishing, all of Decorah. She continually helped her parents, Dorothy (Flage) and Paul Nagel, on their dairy farm in Ludlow.

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Jean C. Schon

Jean C. Schon, 89, of Waukon died Thursday, May 29, 2014 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 3 at First Baptist Church in Waukon, with Rev. Duane Smith officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Jean Claire Schon was born July 3, 1924 in Waukon, the daughter of Ben P. and Violet F. (Echard) Peterson. She graduated from Waukon High School and spent five years working in the Allamakee County Auditor’s Office.
February 19, 1947 Jean married John Ralph Schon at the First Presbyterian Church Parsonage in Waukon. Jean and Ralph farmed together in Jefferson Township, where they raised hogs, beef cattle and Jersey cows. Jean was a busy homemaker helping on the farm and tending to a large garden and yard. Although they retired in 1985, they continued to live on the farm and help their sons with the operation.

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