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Tue
11
Apr

Norbert Duffy

Norbert "Bud" E. Duffy, 94, of Waukon died Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial with military graveside rites will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 17 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon where there will be a 3:30 p.m. scripture service.

Tue
11
Apr

Richard Hanson

A Memorial Service for Richard Hanson, age 73, of Victor, NY, formerly of Waukon, will be held Saturday, April 22 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Waukon. Family and friends may call from 10-11 a.m. and the service will follow immediately at 11 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the church after the service. Interment will be private.

Richard Hanson passed away November 3, 2016. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon.
 

Tue
11
Apr

Janice Karen (Piper) DeGowin

Janice Karen (Piper) DeGowin, age 80, died in her sleep March 13, 2017. She was in Hospice Care at Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City after coping with cancer for a year.

Please join her husband, Richard; her son, Bill, and his wife, Carrie; her grandchildren, Thomas and Emily; and Karen’s  brother, Mark, and his wife, Cheryl, in services celebrating Karen’s life at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 29 in the Spring Street Community Room of Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City.

Karen Piper was born to Mark M. Piper, MD and Janice Marie (Nichols) Piper in Rochester, IN October 12, 1936 during the Great Depression. Her parents divorced when she was four years old, and Karen lived with her Grandmother Nichols in Clear Lake for two years. Then Karen’s mother placed her in foster care from age six to 10, with good friends, Charles and Helen Price of Mason City, who loved her like a daughter.

Mon
10
Apr

Joyce Haas

Joyce A. Haas, 68, of Waukon died Saturday, April 8, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 12 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Lycurgus Cemetery, rural Waukon. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, where there will be a 7 p.m. scripture service.

Joyce Ann Haas was born October 25, 1948 in Storm Lake, the daughter of Francis Charles and Marjorie Ann (Stoulil) Schott. She attended school in Cylinder until the fifth grade when she and her family moved to Waukon. In 1967, Joyce graduated from St. Patrick Catholic High School in Waukon.

December 27, 1969, she married Douglas Haas at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Waukon. From her home, Joyce ran a daycare and looked after hundreds of kids over the years. She considered the daycare kids her extended family and loved her job.

Sun
09
Apr

Erin Rud

Erin Marie Rud, age 19, of New Albin passed away at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI with her family surrounding her. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Caledonia, MN. Rev. Steven E. Meyer and Pastor Paul Burgess will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John’s UCC, Wheatland Church Cemetery, rural New Albin.

A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11 at the New Albin Community Center. No visitation will be held prior to the funeral service Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Erin was born January 14, 1998 in La Crosse, WI. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Caledonia, MN and confirmed at St. John's UCC Wheatland, rural New Albin.

She was a graduate of Kee High School in Lansing, Class of 2016. Erin was currently a nursing student at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI. She loved her job at the Thornton Manor nursing home in Lansing.

Fri
07
Apr

Bernice Schafer

Bernice M. Schafer, 93, of Waukon died Thursday, April 6, 2017 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon with Pastor Grant VanderVelden officiating. Burial was at Lansing Ridge Cemetery, rural Lansing.

Bernice Mae Schafer was born February 29, 1924 in Lansing Township, rural Lansing, the daughter of Fremont William and Clara Agnes (Lenz) Bauman. She graduated from Waukon High School in 1941 and attended Waukon Junior College.

December 24, 1942, she married Claude Schafer at the Presbyterian parsonage in Lansing. They farmed together in Center Township where they had 200 acres and raised crops, dairy cows, hogs and CAPONS. Bernice also raised and sold AKC registered collies.

Thu
06
Apr

Rev. Allen Hermeier

Rev. Allen Hermeier, age 80, of Decorah died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 8 at the Glenwood Lutheran Church, Decorah, with Rev. Marshall Hahn and Rev. Stacey Nalean-Carlson presiding. Interment will be at a later date at Pontoppidan Cemetery, Decorah.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be given to Lutheran World Relief, P.O. Box 17061, Baltimore, MD 21298-9832.

Allen Elmer Hermeier was born September 7, 1936 at the Union Prairie Township rural Waukon farm of his parents, Elmer (Dick) and Amanda (Carlsborg) Hermeier. He grew up on the family dairy farm, attended Waukon High School playing football and being active in speech, drama and debate before graduating in 1954. He went on to attend Luther College, graduating in 1958 with majors in Theater and History.

Wed
05
Apr

Rita (Wagner) Barry

Rita M. (Wagner) Barry, 93, of Dubuque passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque. Services were held Saturday, April 8 at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Dubuque, with Deacon Bill Biver officiating. Burial was in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dubuque.

Rita was born May 19, 1923 in Harpers Ferry, the daughter of Joe and Mae (Whalen) Wagner. She married Allan Barry April 16, 1947 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Dubuque. He preceded her in death June 1, 2010.

Rita was employed at the Bag Factory, the Button Factory and the Battery Factory, and also as a waitress at Woolworth’s. She was a member of St. Joseph the Worker Parish. Rita enjoyed ballroom dancing with her husband and bowling. She also enjoyed picnicking with family and friends.

Wed
05
Apr

UPDATE: Early Sunday morning accident claims life of New Albin teen

The Allamakee County Sheriff's Office reports that at approximately 3:53 a.m. Sunday, April 2 the County dispatch center received a report of a serious injury accident near the intersection of Morgan Bridge Road and Pine Tree Drive in Allamakee County, approximately five miles southwest of New Albin about a mile south off of Iowa River Drive.
According to the Sheriff's Office report, a pick-up truck operated by Travis Scott Colsch, age 20, of rural New Albin was traveling northbound on Morgan Bridge Road when a female passenger in the vehicle, 19-year-old Erin Marie Rud of rural New Albin, fell from the moving vehicle and suffered what is being reported as serious injuries. Rud was transported by air ambulance from the scene to a La Crosse, WI hospital for treatment of her injuries. Those injuries have since claimed her life.

Wed
05
Apr

Renee Lembke

Renee A. Lembke, 29, of Osage, formerly of Waukon and Belmond, died Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Osage Rehabilitation Center in Osage from a neuro degenerative disorder. Memorial services were held Friday, April 7 at Martin Funeral Home in Waukon, with Fr. Mark Osterhaus officiating.

Renee Ann Lembke was born March 2, 1988 in Waukon, the daughter of Alan and Ruth (Bloxham) Lembke. She was a student of the first Allamakee Community School District Severe and Profound Special Education classroom. Renee graduated from Belmond Community High School in 2008. She resided at Mosaic II group home in Belmond for 14 years. Renee enjoyed her interaction with both staff and fellow residents.

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