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
08
Oct

Bernice Knudtson

Bernice J. Knudtson, 93, of Waukon died Friday, October 3, 2014 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Saturday, October 25 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Inurnment will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call one hour before services Saturday, October 25 at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is assisting the family with arrangements.
 

Wed
08
Oct

Mary Ann Ranzenberger

Mary Ann  Ranzenberger, age 72, of Mabel, MN and formerly of Dorchester died Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel, MN. Funeral Service was held Monday, October 6 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Eitzen, MN, with Rev. Todd Krueger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mary Ann was born February 28, 1942 in Hesper to Otto and Myrtle (Erickson) Rasmussen. She attended school in Hesper and graduated from Mabel High School. She lived in Minneapolis, MN for a short time and worked for Lutheran Brotherhood. She then married Marcellus Ranzenberger and they lived and farmed in the Dorchester area until moving to Mabel.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Eitzen, MN and enjoyed growing flowers.
Mary Ann is survived by her husband, Marcellus, of Spring Grove, MN; a brother, Richard Rasmussen of Mabel, MN; and nieces and nephews.
 

Fri
03
Oct

Bernard "Barney" Mauss

Bernard James “Barney” Mauss, 99, of New Albin died Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, October 4 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, New Albin, with Rev. John Moser as the Celebrant. Burial followed at the St Joseph Catholic Cemetery, New Albin.
Bernard was born September 21, 1915 in rural New Albin to George and Florence (Hammell) Mauss. Some of his fondest childhood memories were of working with his aunt, Minnie Donovan Sattler, on a farm near Freeburg where he attended a nearby country school for a time.
Bernard attended school in New Albin and in his early years worked for Fish Severson in Lansing delivering oil.  He also worked for Mendenhall Lumber in New Albin for many years before working on his own as a skilled carpenter. Barney built many new homes in Allamakee and Houston Counties. In addition, he and his mother, Florence, operated Mauss Hatchery in New Albin for 19 years.

Tue
30
Sep

Gary Zimmerman

Gary Alan Zimmerman, age 55, died suddenly Friday, September 26, 2014 while hiking Conundrum Trail in Aspen, CO with his wife, Susan. Private family services will be held Thursday, October 2 on Gary’s Pond with Reverend Susan Springer, St. John’s Episcopal Church. Services will be followed by a gathering of friends and family to celebrate his life at 11 a.m.
Gary was born in Waukon April 19, 1959 to Sally Jane (Sharp) and Walter Zimmerman. At the time of his death he lived in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Niwot, CO with his wife, Susan, of 24 years, his son, William, and his daughter, Ingrid.

Tue
30
Sep

Mary Turner

Mary E. Turner, 84, of Waukon died Sunday, September 28, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, October 1 at 11 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon, with Rev. Lynn G. Groe officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Wednesday at the church. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.
Mary Emma Turner was born September 24, 1930 on her parents’ farm in rural Monona. She was the daughter of Christian and Emma (Kiester) Levenhagen. She was baptized at home and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Monona. Mary graduated from Monona High School; after school, she waitressed at the Corner Café in Monona.

Tue
30
Sep

Dr. Louis Bray

Dr. Louis B. Bray, 85, of Waukon died Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 4 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, October 3 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 3:45 p.m. scripture service. Memorials may be directed to Veterans Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation and Good Samaritan Center, both of Waukon.
Dr. Louis Bertrand Bray was born August 16, 1929 in Dubuque. He was the son of Louis Bertrand and Dorothy Rose (Jaeger) Bray. He grew up in Dubuque, where he graduated from Loras Academy High School and Loras College.

Thu
25
Sep

Mary Hermanson

Mary E. Hermanson, 93, of Waukon died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at Northgate Care Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 30 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Jim Dubert and Deacon Mike Ward officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Hanover Cemetery, rural Waukon.
Mary Ellen Hermanson was born October 31, 1920, the daughter of Jeremiah and Maude (Marsden) O'Hare in Waukon. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Hanover Catholic Church in rural Waukon. Mary attended rural country schools in the Waukon area and Waukon High School.
February 8, 1937 she married Richard Francis Hermanson at St. Mary's Lycurgus Catholic Church in rural Waukon. Mary was a sales person for Fuller Brush Company for many years. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and devoted to her prayer time. Mary enjoyed dancing, playing cards, fishing, cooking, and spending time with her family.

Wed
24
Sep

Jenny Manning

Jenny Jeanne (Conlon) Manning, 51, of Harpers Ferry died peacefully with her family at her side Sunday, September 21, 2014 at her home in Harpers Ferry. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, September 25 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.
Jenny was born November 23, 1962 to Rodger and Ann (Koenig) Conlon in Dubuque. She graduated from Wahlert High School in Dubuque, attended Capri College for Cosmetology and graduated from Loras College in Dubuque with a business degree. Jenny settled in McGregor and worked as a cosmetologist in her own shop, “Jenny’s Shear Magic,” where she enjoyed her elderly clientele and the surrounding community.

Wed
24
Sep

Dean Kostman

Dean A. Kostman, 57, of Waukon, died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon. Graveside services will be held Thursday, September 25 at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Presbyterian Cemetery in rural Postville,  with Pastor Steve Brackett officiating. Martin Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.
Dean Allen Kostman was born September 9, 1957, the son of Calvin Kostman and Carol (Fettkether) Kostman Pausch. He grew up on the family farm north of Postville and graduated from Postville High School in 1976. Dean worked various jobs through the years, but he was happiest at Northern Engraving in Waukon. He worked there 14 years until the factory closed.
He enjoyed going to a wide variety of movies with his brother, Robert, and was also a big Stephen King fan. Dean liked family get-togethers and catching up on what his nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews were involved in. He loved all the family pets over the years.

Wed
24
Sep

Shirley Kuennen

Shirley Ann Kuennen, 89, of Ossian died Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Aase Haugen Home in Decorah. Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, September 25 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, with Msgr. Cletus Hawes as the Celebrant. Burial followed at the St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian.
Shirley was born April 22, 1925 to Leo and Mathilda (Einck) Huinker in Monona and raised on the family farm outside Festina. She attended St. Mary's School in Festina.
Shirley was united in marriage to Al Kuennen August 9, 1948 at Our Lady of Seven Dolors in Festina. They had nine children. Al and Shirley owned and operated the Wagon Wheel Supper Club where they served Al’s Famous Chicken. She also cooked at the Ossian Senior Hospice for 17 years before retirement. In her final years, she was well cared for by her Aase Haugen family in Decorah.

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