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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Feb

Beverly Brower Bach

Following a brief illness, Beverly Brower Bach, age 89, passed away Sunday, February 4 in Sun City, AZ. Condolences may be directed to Lloyd Bach at 12608 North Pebble Beach Drive, Sun City, AZ 85351.

Bev worked for many years in the Waukon/Postville/Decorah areas in various job placement offices. Following her retirement, she also worked at the Waukon Inn café.

Bev is preceded in death by her husband, Bob Brower; and her two sons, Bobbie Brower and David Brower. She is survived by her second husband, Lloyd Bach.
 

Tue
13
Feb

James Fitzgerald

James Edward Fitzgerald, 70, of Kenosha, WI passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in Kenosha, WI. Funeral Services honoring Jim's life were held Tuesday, February 13 with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Kenosha, WI. Entombment with full military honors followed at All Saints Mausoleum in Kenosha, WI.

James was born October 20, 1947 in Waukon to Carl and Clara (Aschom) Fitzgerald. He was raised in Lansing and Waukon, graduating from St. Patrick High School in 1965.

Jim received his B.A. from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 1969 and his Juris Doctor from Marquette University Law School in 1973. After graduating, he served as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Milwaukee, WI before joining the Kenosha, WI law firm of Lucareli, Neuman, Ungemach and Fitzgerald. After closing his law firm, he served as the Family Court Commissioner for Kenosha County from 1997-2017.

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13
Feb

Gene Ewing

Gene Willis Ewing, 87, of Monona died Friday, February 9, 2018 at Northgate Care Center, Waukon. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 14 at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home in Monona.  Rev. Deb Parkison will be the officiant. Interment will be held in the Monona City Cemetery with Military Rites.

Gene Willis, the son of George and Bertha (Segrist) Ewing, was born September 28, 1930 at home in Allamakee County. He attended country school in the Forest Mills area. Gene served with the U.S. Army from 1951 until 1953 and was stationed in Greenland.

Gene was united in marriage with Margie Watson January 27, 1951 at the Forest Mills Church. He owned and operated Ewing Plumbing and Heating in Monona with his son, Rex. He retired in 1998.

Gene was a member of the Living Faith United Methodist Parish in Monona.  He served as a volunteer fireman and was a member of the Amvets and American Legion.

Tue
13
Feb

Harriet Snitker

Harriet L. Snitker, 96, of Waukon died Monday, February 5, 2018 at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon. Funeral services were held Thursday, February 8 at Zalmona Presbyterian Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Tim Rupert officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Harriet Lucille (Hanson) Snitker was born April 7, 1921 in Waterville, the daughter of Albert and Stella (Larson) Hanson. She was baptized and confirmed at the East Paint Creek Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterville. She attended the Waterville Schools where she was a member of the 1936, 1937 and 1938 Basketball State Tournament teams. She was a member of the 1938 Girl's All-State Tournament Team. Harriet graduated as Valedictorian in 1938 from Waterville High School.

Tue
13
Feb

Christine Norris

Christine Louise (Gant) Norris, age 64, of Waukon passed away in her home surrounded by her family February 8, 2018. Chris chose to be cremated and a service will be held for close family and friends in Meredosia, IL at a later date.

Christine is survived by her husband, Gary Norris of Waukon; her daughter and son-in-law, Amber and Michael Kamp of Farley; her daughter and son-in-law, Katie and David Gill of Cedar Rapids; “Love you forever, like you for always as long as I’m living my mother you’ll be.” She is also survived by her sisters, Ginger Towslee and Trudy Klopfer; four grandchildren, Kaylie and Mitchel Kamp and Desmond and Coraline Gill; her father and step-mother, Curtis and Judy Gant; her brother-in-law, Steve Norris; and her beloved dog, Chuckie Norris.  She is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Hutton; and her stepbrother, Mike Seckman.

Tue
13
Feb

Harold Brandt

Harold Arthur Brandt, 96, of Palm Coast, FL, formerly of Waukon, died Sunday, February 4, 2018. Burial with Military Rites will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Waukon later this year.

Harold Arthur Brandt was born in Postville May 15, 1921 to Ray and Malinda (Reinhardt) Brandt. Later moving to Waukon, he graduated from Waukon High School in 1938.

Harold served his country in the United States Army Air Forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II, where he achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. Serving in the Philippines as a Wire Chief, he would communicate with the crews of returning damaged aircraft while they were still airborne, coordinating their repair plans. He was also among the first waves of Allied service personnel to witness the devastation in Hiroshima.

Sun
11
Feb

James Schwartzhoff

James F. Schwartzhoff, 66, of Dorchester died Thursday, February 8, 2018 at his home following a courageous two-year battle with lung disease. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 14 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dorchester with Fr. Mark Osterhaus, Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg and Deacon Jeff Molitor officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

James Francis Schwartzhoff was born February 15, 1951 in Spring Grove, MN, the son of Emmet and Lillian (Doubek) Schwartzhoff. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dorchester. Jim attended elementary school in the Dorchester area and graduated from Waukon High School.

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11
Feb

Joan Lyons

Joan L. Lyons, 58, of Waukon died Monday, February 5, 2018 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN as the result of an automobile accident while traveling with her sisters, Mary Engrav and Barb Winters-Kelly, near Hopkinsville, KY. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 13 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus and Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg officiating. Burial was at St. Mary's Lycurgus Cemetery, Waukon.

Joan Louise Lyons was born January 15, 1960 in Waukon, the daughter of Donald and Janette (Monroe) Ryder. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Joan attended St. Patrick Catholic School and graduated from Waukon High School in 1978; she also graduated from NICC in Calmar in 2001.

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Feb

Mary Engrav

Mary F. Engrav, 55, of Waukon died Monday, February 5, 2018 from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident while traveling with her sisters, Joan Lyons and Barb Winters-Kelly, near Hopkinsville, KY. Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 13 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon with Fr. Mark Osterhaus and Rev. Msgr. Ed Lechtenberg officiating. Burial was at St. Mary’s Lycurgus Cemetery, Waukon.

Mary Francis Engrav was born August 10, 1962 at Veterans Memorial Hospital in Waukon, the daughter of Donald and Janette (Monroe) Ryder. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon and attended St. Patrick School through the sixth grade. After graduating from Waukon High School, Mary received her associate degree in early childhood development from NICC in Calmar.

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Feb

Matthew Howe

Matthew C. Howe, 48, of Waukon died Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, WI. Funeral services were held Monday, February 12 at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon, with Pastor Ken Kimball officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Matthew Charles Howe was born January 6, 1970 in Waukon, the son of Wayne and Janice (Beisker) Howe. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Matt attended St. Patrick's School and graduated from Waukon High School in 1988. He also attended Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) in Ankeny for diesel mechanic training.

August 27, 1994, he married Rachelle Fossum at Old West Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waukon. Matt owned and operated his own over the road trucking company for over 20 years. He also worked at Agri Star in Postville as a shop manager and, most recently, for Featherlite Trailers in Cresco as a transportation specialist.

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