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Delores J. 'Dory' Edwards

Delores J. “Dory” Edwards, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away peacefully early Friday morning, April 5, 2013, at the Skilled Nursing Facility of Ministry-Door County Medical Center.

She was born June 11, 1933, in town of Jacksonport, WI, the daughter of Gregory and Ida (Adler) Frea. Dory graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1951. She was married to John Christianson, Ralph Karnopp, and Tillman Edwards. John preceded her in death.

Dory enjoyed playing bingo at the Jaycee Clubhouse in Sturgeon Bay and through WDOR. She also liked playing solitaire and listening to the Green Bay Packers play. Dory loved watching and spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her nine children, Dan (Angela) Christianson, Randy (Ellen) Christianson, both of Egg Harbor, Linda (Greg) Stommel, Keith (Dawn) Karnopp, both of Green Bay, Steve (Vicki) Karnopp of Texas, Pam Schedivy of Oshkosh, WI, Jim Karnopp of Washington state, Diane (fiancé, Danny Bricco) Edwards, Greg (Amy) Edwards, both of Sturgeon Bay; daughter-in-law, Chris Christianson of Sturgeon Bay; 31 grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and brother, Bob (Shirley) Frea of Grafton, WI.

Dory was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Christianson; and two sons, Dale and Ron Christianson; brother, Don; sister, Jean Porzadny.

No public services will be held. Burial will be in Egg Harbor Town Cemetery.

Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Edwards family.

Online condolences may be offered on Dory’s tribute page at


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