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.

Fri
13
Mar

Shirley Foels

Shirley A. Foels, 69, of Waukon died Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Gundersen Health System, La Crosse, WI. Funeral Services were held Tuesday, March 17 at Community Presbyterian Church, Postville, with Rev. Gary Catterson and Pastor Steve Oden as the Officiants. Interment was held in the Postville Cemetery.
Shirley Ann, the daughter of Roger Leland and Jean Shirley (Crawford) Sampson, was born May 29, 1945 in Clovis, NM. She was dedicated September 16, 1945 at the Decorah Lutheran Church and confirmed November 1, 1959 at the Frankville Presbyterian Church. In May of 1980, Shirley asked Jesus to become her Lord and Savior and she was baptized August 22, 1980.

Thu
12
Mar

Leona Troester

Leona Maxine Troester, 88, of Monona died Monday, March 9, 2015 at the Great River Care Center, McGregor. Funeral Services were held Saturday, March 14 at the Rossville Presbyterian Church, Rossville, with the Rev. Gary Catterson officiating. Burial followed at the Monona Cemetery, Monona.
Leona was born December 1, 1926 in rural Monona to Ray and Hazel (Frink) Rush. She was baptized and confirmed at the Rossville Presbyterian Church in Rossville December 25, 1938. Leona attended Jefferson Township Country School until it closed. She then attended school in Waukon, graduating from Waukon High School with the Class of 1947.

Wed
11
Mar

Larry Smith

Larry D. Smith, 68, of Dorchester died Monday, March 9, 2015 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 14 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Jim Dubert and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.
Larry David Smith was born August 28, 1946 in Waukon, the son of Milburn and Vivian (Reinhardt) Smith. He attended Forest Mills Country Schools in the rural Postville area and Postville High School. After high school he worked for some local farmers. Larry served in the U.S. Navy from 1965-1966 before he was medically discharged.

Wed
11
Mar

Edith Feuerhelm

Edith L. Feuerhelm, 98, of Postville, formerly of Waukon, died Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Banner Gateway Medical Center in Gilbert, AZ. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 7 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, with Pastor Grant VanderVelden and Rev. Gary Catterson officiating. Burial was at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon.
Edith Lenette Feuerhelm was born September 14, 1916 in Waukon, the daughter of Leonard James and Martha Jane (Barthell) Bulman. She was baptized at Mt Hope Presbyterian Church in rural New Albin and confirmed at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. Edith graduated from Waukon High School in 1934.
June 22, 1936 she married Charles Arthur Feuerhelm in Lansing. She was the bookkeeper for Feuerhelm Mfg. in Waukon for many years. Edith moved to Postville in the early 1990s.

Wed
11
Mar

Richard Schmit

Richard H. “Dick” Schmit, 78, of Bartonville, IL passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 10:14 a.m. at Heddington Oaks in West Peoria, IL. Mass of Christian Burial was held February 26 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Peoria, IL, with Father Terry Cassidy officiating. Entombment took place in Resurrection Mausoleum in Peoria, IL.
Dick was born February 24, 1936 in Bernard, the son of the late Cyril and Rosabella Otting Schmit. He honorably served for 18 months in the United Sates Army in Korea during peacetime. September 22, 1979, Dick married Joyce A. Kerker Stroemer at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Bartonville, IL.
Dick worked as an insurance salesman for the Knights of Columbus and for I.S.I. He previously was on the disaster services team for the American Red Cross.

Wed
11
Mar

Michael Andregg

Michael Everett Andregg, 57, of Sioux Rapids passed away Friday, February 27, 2015 at his home. A private celebration of Mike's life will be held at a later date. Michael was born October 6, 1957 to Otto and Betty (Townsley) Andregg in Wichita, KS. He grew up in Waukon and graduated from Waukon Senior High School with the Class of 1976. He remained in Waukon and worked at Northern Engraving until taking a position with Agriprocessers in Postville and then, most recently, with Rembrandt Industries in Sioux Rapids. In his positions he worked as a maintenance machinist. He was very mechanically inclined. In 1984, he married Tina Stone and they had a daughter who died in infancy. They eventually divorced. Mike will be remembered for his distinctive laugh, his big heart and his kindness to everyone. He loved hunting, fishing and his dog, Bubba. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Otto Andregg; his mother, Betty Andregg; and his daughter, Nicole Andregg.

Mon
09
Mar

Geraldine Kerndt

Geraldine E. Kerndt, 91, of Waukon died Friday, March 6, 2015 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 11 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Waukon, with Rev. Duane Smith officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon.
Geraldine Evelyn Kerndt was born January 2, 1924 in French Creek Township, rural Lansing. She was the daughter of George William and Leonette Evelyn (Ashbacher) Verthein. Geraldine attended rural elementary school, graduated from Waukon High School in 1942 and took the normal training curriculum at Waukon Junior College. She taught at the rural French Creek and Lycurgus Schools.

Thu
05
Mar

Gary Brink

Gary L. Brink, 73, of rural Postville died Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. Funeral services were held Monday, March 9 at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Tom Buresh officiating. Burial was at Zalmona Cemetery.
Gary Leo Brink was born November 26, 1941 to Leo George and Ruth Alice (Ludeking) Brink in Waukon. He was baptized and confirmed at Zalmona Presbyterian Church and attended Ludlow #3 rural school through the eighth grade. He was united in marriage to Lucille Marie Bigler August 29, 1959 at Big Canoe Lutheran Church in rural Decorah.

Thu
05
Mar

Bonnie King

Bonnie J. King, 79, of Mason City died Monday, March 2, 2015 at home.  Memorial services were held Friday, March 6 at Major Erickson Funeral Home in Mason City, with Pastor Kathy Graves of Trinity Lutheran Church officiating.  Inurnment will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Bonnie was born December 21, 1935 in Mason City, the daughter of Hans L. and Nettie B. (Hamson) Hjelle. She attended schools in Mason City. Bonnie married Frank Smed and the couple had three children, Kai, Rod and Nina. They later divorced. Bonnie married Keith E. King November 25, 1975 in Clear Lake.
Bonnie was well known for her love of animals.  She enjoyed her work at a small animal clinic, and was happiest with a small dog at her side. Bonnie took pride in her yard and spent countless hours outside, working on yard decoration upkeep and projects. She delighted in painting saw blades with landscapes or animal themes.

Wed
04
Mar

Alan Nyberg

Alan Oscar Nyberg, 70, of Prairie du Chien, WI, formerly of Postville, died Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Gundersen Lutheran Health Systems, La Crosse, WI. Funeral Services were held Thursday, February 26 at Schutte-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Postville, with Greg Hamm as the Officiant. Burial will be at a later date in Postville Cemetery.
Alan was born October 20, 1944 in Postville to Allard and Jacqueline (Lane) Nyberg. He graduated from Postville High School and attended Upper Iowa University in Fayette, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration. Alan was united in marriage with Katherine Handke in 1968; they later divorced.

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