Obituaries

Linda M. Magle

Linda M. Magle, 61, of Sturgeon Bay passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, August 10, 2020.
     She was born January 17, 1959 in Kewaunee the daughter of the late Richard and Marion (Marchant) Alsteen. Linda graduated from Luxemburg Casco High School and the NWTC nursing aide program. She was a home health aide for Porter Kiehnau Home Health Care. For most of her working life Linda provided in home day care to children of our community for many years.
     On October 8, 1977, she married Allan R. Magle at St. Martin Catholic Church in Tonet. They had met unexpectedly at Coun’s C Club in Brussels where their families had been to square dance. Linda needing a partner, Allan obliged, and the two have been together ever since.
     She was known for always having her door open to children, and friends. Linda would say, “you have not lived until you see the world through the eyes of a child”. She had a big heart and made you feel love and accepted, never judged, anytime you would be around her.  
     She loved children and caring for them, and loved time spent at Cave Point, watching sunrises and sunsets around the area, and gardening. She founded an OA group helping many with issues related to overeating.
     Linda was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Green Bay Koinonia, Anchor of Hope TEC and Homemakers. 
     The suddenness of her passing leaves her family saddened and includes her husband, Allan; daughter, Melissa; sister, Patricia Slana; brother, Rick Alsteen; and many dear nieces, nephews, and their families. 
     A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 17, 2020 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Fr. Quinn Mann officiating. Friends may call at the church Monday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.
     Masks will be required and COVID protocols followed.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to the family.
     Huehns Funeral Home Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC are assisting the Magle family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

Bill Casey

Bill Casey, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 9, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay, WI. Bill was born on August 28, 1929, the youngest of five children, to the late William Patrick Casey and Agnes (Morrissey) Casey. After graduating from Oshkosh High School, Bill attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

     Bill served in the Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant during the Korean War stationed in Mississippi. After his service he returned to Wisconsin with his wife, Jean, and went to work for Marathon Corporation (American Can) in Neenah. He finished his career as the marketing manager at Thilmany Pulp and Paper company (International Paper) retiring in 1991. After retirement he and Jean moved to Ellison Bay to live full-time in the home that he finished himself.

     He was a faith-filled Catholic and served the St. Margaret Mary Parish in Neenah and St. Rosalia (Stella Maris) Parish in Sister Bay as a Lector and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. For many years he and Jean led CCD education for young adults of the St. Margaret Mary Parish. In retirement, Bill continued to be active in his community and served on the Liberty Grove Town Board 16 years, ending his service as the town board chair. He also served as the chair of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Board, and chair of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library Board.

     Growing up, Bill was an avid sailor. He raced “A” scows out of the Neenah Harbor. Later in life, he painstakingly refurbished an old “Cutlass 24” sailboat. His children came to love the water during their many evening and weekend sailing sessions with him. For many seasons he enthusiastically served on the race committee for the Neenah Nodaway Yacht Club.

     He was an extremely talented woodworker and cabinet maker. He made much of the furniture in their own home as well as many pieces for his children. This was a passion that endured for most of his life. He taught his children to appreciate fine craftmanship and admonished them to “never buy cheap tools”.

     Bill was an extremely devoted husband, father, and friend. Next to God, his wife and children were the focus of his life. He was a selfless friend who offered wise counsel to anyone that sought it.

     He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Jean; his parents, Bill and Agnes Casey; along with his brother, Don; and sisters, Margaret, Mary, and Ruth.

     Bill is survived by his three children, Kathleen (Lynn McKee) Casey-McKee, Will (Kris) Casey, and Jim (Caryn) Casey; and his seven grandchildren, Michael (Aubrey) Delinsky, Caitlin (Taylor) Watts, Katharine (Jordan Kabat) Casey, Emily Casey, Liam Casey, Siera Casey and Carlie (Scott Simock) Casey.

     Bill will be missed by his family and friends.  Those that knew him recognized him as a man of strong convictions and unshakable faith. He led by example rather than words, and was never too busy to lend a hand to someone in need. He taught his children to lead humbly, laugh joyously, and love completely.

     Bill’s life will be remembered at a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Stella Maris Parish–Sister Bay site at 11:30 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Thomas Farrell and Fr. Jose Lopez, concelebrant. He will be laid to rest in Rowleys Bay Cemetery. There will be no visitation prior to Mass. Military honors to follow at church. Those attending Mass are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.

     Mass will be live streamed via the “Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC” Facebook page. Those viewing the service via Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the Casperson Funeral Home page to become aware of the live broadcast beginning between 11:25 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

 

     Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to Stella Maris Parish (P O Box 49, Egg Harbor, WI 54209) or Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village (10560 Applewood Rd, Sister Bay, WI 54234).

     Casperson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sister Bay is assisting the Casey family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Bill may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

James P. Swagel

James Paul Swagel, 56, a lifetime resident of Sturgeon Bay passed away early Sunday morning August 9, 2020 at Door County Medical Center.
     
James was born April 1, 1964 in Sturgeon Bay the son of Anton and Patricia (Haskell) Swagel. He was a graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School class of 1983.  He worked at the Sunshine House on various contracted projects over the years. 
     
He loved cats, music, especially rock and roll, watching sports, playing bingo, bowling.  Even after high school, James was a constant figure at most Sturgeon Bay sporting events where he enjoyed leading cheers and firing up his team to win. His excitement and enthusiasm, for things he enjoyed, were infectious to everyone around him.  James may have been the winningest and luckiest bingo player in Door County with his repeated shouts of “BINGO” heard throughout many calling halls in Sturgeon Bay. You knew when James won at Bingo. 
   
He grew up in a large loving family.  His mother, Patricia Swagel survives as do his nine siblings, Linda (Patrick) Casanova of Hudson, WI, Anthony (Tanya) Swagel of Beaverton, OR, Jeff (Kay) Swagel of Greenville, WI, David (Nadina) Swagel of Beaverton, OR, Kevin (Natalio Romero) Swagel of Evanston, IL, Karen Shaw of Sturgeon Bay, Charles Swagel of Algoma, Grant “Butch” (Polly) Swagel of Sturgeon Bay and Darrin (Emily) Swagel of Minnetonka, MN and Terri Hansen, caregiver and friend (sister from a different mother), along with many dear nieces and nephews.  
     
James was preceded in death by his father, Anton, and infant brother, Dennis.
     
Friends may call Sunday August 16, 2020 at Huehns Funeral Home from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. Sunday August 16, 2020 at Huehns Funeral Home with Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating.  Burial will be Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery.
     
The family wants to give special thanks to the devoted staff of Algoma Long Term Care, Door County Medical Center and Unity Hospice.
 
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers.
                                         “Rock on Sweet James”!
Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of James may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.
 
Due to COVID protocols masks will be required in the funeral home, social distancing will be observed, sanitizer stations are provided, and 25% capacity will be the limit for seating during the 3:00 service.  The service will be broadcast live on Huehns Funeral Home Facebook page.

Harold W. Larsen, Jr

Harold W. Larsen, Jr, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away surrounded by his family on August 6, 2020.  He was born June 13, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to Helen (Neva) and Harold Larsen, Sr.
Harold graduated from Lane Technical High School in Chicago, Illinois.  He attended Wright Junior College. From 1957 until 1963 Harold served in the U.S. Army Reserves.  He worked for Illinois Bell/AT&T for 30 years before opening Larsen Phone Service. 
On September 22, 1962, he married Susan Erlandson at Zion Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL.  Their home-base for most of their marriage was in Rockford, and during retirement they traveled as much as possible in their RV to warmer climates during the winter.  In 2010, they relocated their permanent address to their summer cottage in Sturgeon Bay, spending each winter at the Travelers Rest Resort in Florida.   
Harold loved being on boats and in the water, skiing, fishing, and swimming.  He owned a boat from the time he was 19 until he was 83.  Harold also enjoyed helping others and was known as a handyman.  Growing up he helped his dad build the family cottage and continued to learn the carpenter trade from his father on construction jobs.  Later, he added additions to their home in Rockford, and helped many friends and family members with their home projects.  Harold was also skilled as a plumber, electrician and mechanic—with an insatiable curiosity to understand how things worked.  He shared the fruits of this passion in being a resource and mentor to anyone seeking tools and instructions to build or fix things.  
A life-long Lutheran, Harold was consistently involved in church, serving on council, running the sound system/recording services for radio broadcast, and managing building maintenance.  He transitioned from a seasonal member to a full-time member of Hainesville Lutheran Church in 2010 and enjoyed attending Wednesday Breakfast Bible Study there.  
Harold is survived by his wife, Sue, his children: Kristine and Amy (and husband Michael), and his four grandchildren: Kyrill, Andrey, Elizabeth, and Katherine.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Harold Larsen, and his brother Eric.
An outdoor, graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Hainesville Cemetery.  The family plans to have an event to celebrate his life in the summer of 2021 (during his birth month of June with hopes it will be safe to gather socially again) as Harold always told them, “I have lived a great and happy life, and I want you to celebrate that when I’m gone.”   
The family would like to send special thanks to all of Harold’s medical caregivers during this last year, as they helped him to continue to enjoy life to the maximum extent possible.  
Online condolences and remembrances of Harold can be shared at forbesfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Hainesville Lutheran Church (3944 County M Sturgeon Bay WI 54235). 

 

Lyman E. Elliott Jr.

Lyman Edward Elliott Jr., 74, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Aug. 10, 2020.  He was born to Lyman Edward Elliott Sr. and Lorraine Griffin on July 8, 1946 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.   He Graduated from Franklin High School and the Milwaukee Area Technical College for Diesel Mechanics.
Lyman retired from American Can Company. He worked at American Millwork and Hardware before moving to Sturgeon Bay.  He owned and operated Elliott’s Mercantile in Sturgeon Bay with his wife Paddy.  His love for fine cigars and conversation went hand in hand.
Elliott also was passionate about Civil War Reenacting.  He was a member of the Sons of the Veterans of Civil War and belonged to many Reenacting Groups.  Elliott was a true patriot and loved a good campfire.  He loved burning wood, cutting it, and making projects from it.
Lyman is remembered by his wife Patricia (Bahl) Elliott, his mother Lorraine (Griffin) Elliott; his 3 sons: Lyman (Jennifer) Elliott III and their children, Lyman IV, Griffin, and Lincoln; Jeffery (Katie) Elliott and their children, Nora and Miles; and David Elliott; 4 brothers, John Elliott, James Elliott, Robert Elliott, Edward Elliott; 5 sisters, Kathleen Owens, Marilyn Murphy, Loretta Elliott, Alice Elliott and Bernice Elliott; brother-in-law Frederick (Mary) Bahl; also many aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father and other family members.
A public visitation will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 from 10:30 am until 12:00 noon.   At 12:00 noon a mass will be conducted by Rev. Robert Stegmann.  Face masks are required for all in attendance.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com 

 

Judith J. Thompson

     Well, I did it! I lasted until August 8, 2020!! Judith Jean Thompson (Miller/Brainerd) born 12/4/37 and I lived a darn wonderful life until Breast Cancer, for the third time, hit me, and I said “enough!” 

     Attended a great school at Pius XI in Milwaukee, married Robert Brainerd, Sr. in 1959 (husband + father of my two wonderful sons, Robert, Jr. and Scott Brainerd). Married David Thompson in 1974 and retired to Door County in 1984, wintering in Tucson, Arizona. Divorced in 1991, but remained in Sturgeon Bay to enjoy working at DJ’s On The Bay and Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Proud member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute, member of two choirs, and a volunteer at Door County Medical Center. 

     I had great friends from all over the country, including campers and singers + gal friends who enjoyed our wine at The Lodge with Willy!

     I leave my family: sons, Bob and Scott, daughter-in-law, Melissa; Grandson, Bo; Cousin, Bonnie; Niece, Kris; Brother-in-law, Jerry Lewin; and my late sister, Nancy, to take care of my garden and other “stuff” now that I’m not there to watch over it. Know that I’ll be thinking of you all with love and thank you for coming into my life. Stay together and love one another. All the goodies, memories, and delicious food and friendship we shared was so fun!

     Special thanks to Door County Medical Center - from everyone I smiled at and got a return smile, you all know how much you meant to me, to my neighbors at Windermere, where I had a ball living for 22 years, to my neighbors on Walnut Drive. Simply THE BEST Mary and Joe Halada, Jennifer and Andrew Ellenbecker, Kathy W, Mary Van Den Bogart, Choir members - Cheryl Pfister and company, Catholic Church members. Dog and Cat lovers - Be kind + love one another, I’ll wait for you all! And the champions on my medical team...Dr. Hogan, Dr. Palines, Dr. Reitz, Erik (PA), the entire second floor nursing team, respiratory shifts who kept 24 hour watch over me, and hospice care team. Blessings to Father Bob J. Hauser. Hugs to you all!

     Judy’s life will be honored with a memorial service held OUTSIDE (the west entrance of) Huehns Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020 with Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating. The memorial service will be livestreamed via the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page. Those viewing the service via Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the Huehns Funeral Home page to become aware of the live broadcast beginning between 12:55 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held OUTSIDE (the west entrance of) Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

     In the event of inclement weather, services will be held inside the funeral home with 25% dual-chapel occupancy (total of 50 people) permitted, and temperature checks will be provided upon entry along with hand sanitizer. Those planning on attending the visitation and/or memorial service are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.

     Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Judy may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

Eli Alfred Peterson Jr.

Eli Alfred Peterson Jr., 64, of Sturgeon Bay passed away peacefully at his home on August 5, 2020 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born October 29, 1955 in Sturgeon Bay to Eli and Janet (Miller) Peterson, Sr. He married Debra Ann Schmitz on May 1, 1976 in Maplewood. They recently celebrated 44 years of marriage.

 

Eli spent 41 years of his life working for the City of Sturgeon Bay. He began his career working for the Street Department and retired from the Sturgeon Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant in 2016. During his retirement, he was employed by the Sunshine House, Inc. and the Village of Egg Harbor. 

 

Eli enjoyed vacationing in Florida and Arizona. His favorite local camping spot was Quietwoods North. He was an avid country music fan and enjoyed playing horseshoes, golfing and cheering for the Packers, Brewers and Badgers. Collecting antiques and Miller High Life memorabilia was another hobby he enjoyed. He always took great pride in keeping his home and workplace in meticulous condition.

 

Eli’s selflessness helped him make many friends along his life’s journey. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. His granddaughter, Aria, brought him special joy.

 

Survivors include his wife Debbie; two daughters, Shauna Peterson (JR and son Liam, granddaughter Aria), Kewaskum; Lindsay (Cody) DeMeuse, Sturgeon Bay; his mother Janet Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; a sister Vicki Claflin, Sturgeon Bay; in-laws: Janis Schmitz (Rick); Jerry (Judy) Schmitz; Al Schmitz; Tami Schmitz; and nieces and nephews. He will be especially missed by his nieces Casie (Mike) Frangipane, children Cole and Cora; and Courtney (Chris) Granius, children Cal and Camryn. 

 

He was preceded in death by his father; father-in-law George Schmitz; mother-in-law Dorothy Schmitz; brothers-in-law Wayne Claflin and Mark Schmitz; and his canine companion Owen.

 

A public visitation will be held at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church on Saturday, August 15, 2020, from 9:00 am to 11:45 am. Face masks are required and social distancing measures will be implemented. A private family service will follow the visitation with burial at Bayside Cemetery. 

 

A special thank you to Green Bay Oncology, DOOR CANcer, Inc. and Unity Hospice for all of their help and care given to Eli during the past year. 

 

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to DOOR CANcer, Inc. or Unity Hospice. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 Cheers to “JUST ONE MORE” from your loving family, friends and the “Girl in the Moon”. 

Robert John Maples, Sr.

Robert John Maples, Sr., was born to John Arnold Maples and Cecelia Mary (Kosak) Maples in Sturgeon Bay on January 30, 1931, and as of Friday evening, July 31,2020, is now, on his everlasting journey with his most beloved wife, Esther.
 
     Bob was the oldest of four children with his younger siblings, Anita, Sara, and Timothy. In his teenage years, he worked ten-hour days for the Evergreen Nursery for $0.25/hr. Bob grew up attending St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay and graduated from St. Joseph School in 1946 and then Sturgeon Bay High school in 1950.
 
     For the next three years, he went on to work for the Reiss Steamship Co., sailing the great lakes with his father, a conveyor engineer aboard the Robert J. Paisley. Bob started as a fireman at $0.75/hr. then advanced to oiler and water tender. He finished his third year sailing aboard the J. L. Reiss.
 
     Bob entered into active duty with the United States Army on April 8, 1953 and served as a cryptographic equipment repairman. He was transferred to the Army Reserve in on April 7, 1955 and worked as an instructor for repairing the crypto and teletype equipment.
 
     Bob was united in marriage to Esther Belle Gibson on June 7, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.
 
     He worked for Rockford Products in Rockford, IL for 23 years until the passing of his father in 1977. Bob then returned to Sturgeon Bay to care for his mother. He worked for Bay Shipbuilding Co. for seven years before working for the Door County Court House as the second-shift maintenance supervisor for fifteen years until his retirement.
 
     In his retirement years, Bob loved working for Gary Renard as a part-time delivery driver for Renard’s Cheese.
 
     Bob’s wife, Esther, left for her everlasting Journey, leading the way on July 24,2002. 
 
     Their two children, Robert (Mary) Maples, Jr. of Lisbon and Sharon Matthews of Rockford, IL; four grandchildren, John (Erin) and Thomas (Samantha), and Melissa and Ashley; and two great-grandchildren, Nolan and Max; brother, Tim (Brigitta) Maples of Virginia; and other relatives, survive.
 
     Bob was also preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anita (Ralph) Anschutz and Sara (Leonard) Sladkey; and other relatives.
 
     “Great thanks and praises are to be showered upon my closest and dearest friend and caregiver, Jody Huggett of Sturgeon Bay. Her husband, Randy, aka “HUGGY” cannot be forgotten as well for the numerous car rides for check-ups and assistance he provided for Jody and myself.
 
     Thank you, Terry and Kim Vogel, for Sunday communions, and for last-minute tending when others could not, as well as Dan and Wanda. Also, Rosie and Andy, and Bonnie and Gary for helping me through my loss of Esther.
 
     Thank you Nanc’ and Krystn Huggett for always being their at the drop of a hat for all my ‘technical’ maladies.  Lastly Thank you to Unity Hospice especially, Nurse Jamie, and the personal care attendants, Amanda, Kayla, and Samantha, who were there for my journey’s start.” 
 
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Bob will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery beside his wife, Esther, with Military Honors by the United States Army and the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51.
 
     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
 
     Those attending the visitation and/or Mass are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.
 
     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Maples family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Robert may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.
 
BOB’s PARTING WISH
“Remember me with smiles and laughter
That’s how I will remember you
If you are going to remember me
With tears and sadness
Then don’t remember me at all”
-by Michael Landon
REMEMBER...That I am happy now
I…AM… HOME…WITH ESTHER!

LuAnn Fox

     Lucile Anne, “LuAnn” (Neufeld) Fox, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away in the comfort of her home, Saturday morning, 1 August, 2020 with her family at her side.
 
     In the early morning hours of 8 April, 1935 LuAnn popped out before her mother, Amy L. (Buhl) Neufeld, could get up onto the birthing table in the hospital. LuAnn was in a hurry to get here, and never stopped. Her mother wanted to name her Sara, but her Father, Walter E. Neufeld, had her name recorded as Lucile Anne which led to her lifelong nickname of LuAnn. 
 
     Living on Webster Ave. in Green Bay provided the opportunities to enjoy ice skating until her feet were almost frozen cold and for exploring the Fox River from sun up until sun down in the summer. LuAnn had a reverence for her many aunts, uncles, and grandparents. She loved spending time with her extended family while growing up and throughout her life. Moving “way out” to Ridge Road made for long walks home when she worked at the Bay Theater, where she often spoke of eating more chocolate candy than she sold. LuAnn graduated from West High School in 1953 and was off to St. Louis where she attended college and became an employee with McDonnell aircraft.
 
     In 1964 she left St. Louis and accompanied her mother Amy and stepfather Gen. Autrey Maroun to Fort Carson, CO. She'd said she didn't know a private from a general, but learned quickly as a special assistant to her mother. It was here that she met and fell in love with her soulmate Captain Jim Fox, and they were married in the old Post Chapel at Fort Carson in 1965.
 
     LuAnn loved to move and meet new people, and as an Army wife she got her wish. They moved nineteen times in nineteen years. LuAnn was an excellent athlete and a very proficient driver. She often said she could have been the first female race car driver since everything she did was fast. She loved to play tennis, cards, and golf, and she enjoyed a good dance whenever possible.
 
     She made friends wherever she called home, and once you were her friend you were a friend for life. From high school classmates, her St. Louis friends, and the many people she met as an Army wife, those folks were always remembered with cards on their birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas. She found great joy and immense pride in her sons, Ky and Kevin (both born in VA) and their wives. Kevin and Dana's children Barret, Cale, Burke and Campbell always brought a smile and great joy to her life, as did Ky's kids Oscar and Violet and his wife Michelle's children Jake, Jessie and Ben.
 
     LuAnn's philanthropy sparked a complete renovation of the Colorado Springs Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, a Penrose Hospital Cancer Research Fund, Silver Keys Services, a major Nature Conservancy project, and the Humane Societies for cats and dogs in Montana and Sturgeon Bay.
 
     A lover of all things in nature, the animals, the flowers, the trees, the butterflies and the birds, LuAnn loved to feed the raccoons by hand along with their many friends that came to the decks in Colorado and Wisconsin for supper each night.
 
     Many folks have said they would love to come back as one of LuAnn's cats. Just like her friends, her pets received unconditional love. With great enthusiasm for life she never sat still, which caught up with her in later life. She struggled to reach five feet two while growing up but as her motto exclaimed “It is what it is” as she ended up at four feet eleven. Her health set backs never eliminated her smile or her positive spirit.
 
     LuAnn will be missed by her loving family and her many friends, and the world is a lesser place without her. At the end, LuAnn preferred to say “Aloha”, rather than goodbye.
 
     LuAnn was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Amy L. (Major General Autrey J.) Maroun and her father and stepmother, Walter E. (Marjorie) Neufeld; young son, Steven Tod; sister and brother-in-law, Amy “Susie” (Larry) Woldt; and brother, Walter “Brubby” Neufeld.
 
     She is survived by her husband Jim; two sons, Ky (Michelle) [and their blended family: children, Oscar, Violet, Jake, Jessie, and Ben; Oscar and Violet's mother, Heather Fox], and Kevin (Dana) [and their children, Barret, Cale, Burke and Campbell]; step-brother, Patrick Johns and step-sister, Patricia Johns; sisters-in-law, Julie Neufeld, and Barbara Neufeld; and Susie and Larry Woldt's family; and LuAnn's many nieces and nephews and their families.
 
     LuAnn and Jim and Ky and Kevin would especially like to thank LuAnn's niece, Wendy Woldt for her kind, loving care and support. Wendy’s selfless and essential daily support for LuAnn throughout her final months made a world of difference. Thanks also to Chrissie Woldt for her kind thoughtfulness; and a special thank you to Gwen and Unity Hospice for their very professional and personal care.
 
     LuAnn often said that she'd lived a wonderful life, and she enjoyed reliving the many fond memories of her family and many friends as she suffered through many years of extreme spinal pain, which became compounded with the addition of ovarian cancer and beyond over her final year. She would say “It is what it is, make the most of it”, and despite the challenges of extreme discomfort, LuAnn chose to forgo cancer treatment in order to make the most of her remaining time with family and friends.
 
     Due to current COVID travel challenges, a Celebration of Life for LuAnn will be planned for fall of 2020 or summer of 2021. 
 
     In lieu of flowers please donate to an organization of your choice, or the Wisconsin Humane Society-Door County Campus (3475 Park Dr., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235) or Unity Hospice (2366 Oak Ridge Cir., De Pere, WI 54115).
 
     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Fox family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of LuAnn may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Harvey J. Malzahn

Harvey J. Malzahn, 86 of Fish Creek, passed away Thursday morning, July 30, 2020 at his home with family by his side.
     He was born September 14, 1933 in Baileys Harbor, the son of the late Harvey and Rose (Wesa) Malzahn. Harvey graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1951 before serving his country from 1952-1955, enlisting in the U.S. Army 82nd Air Borne with stops at Fort Bliss, TX, and Fort Bragg, NC. He returned home and knowing many of the Packer players and coaches who frequented the Fish Creek area, was offered to play college football at Ohio State. Harvey decided to stay and worked together with his father in the family painting and decorating business which continued for many years.
     On November 5, 1955, he married Evonne Sandell at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church in Fish Creek. She preceded him tragically in an automobile accident on January 1, 1966 leaving Harvey with three daughters to raise. On August 25, 1978 he was united in marriage to Barbara Stephenson at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church in Fish Creek.
     Community service and involvement played an important role in Harvey’s life. From facilitating the building of St. Paul’s church and being an active member, now Stella Maris Parish-Fish Creek site, of which he was  a life member and treasurer, to the Baileys Harbor Knights of Columbus as a 3rd Degree Knight, and a 50-year member of the Egg Harbor Lions Club. He was also a life member of the American Legion.
     Harvey was first elected Justice of the Peace of the Town of Gibraltar, then served as Town Chairman, and Town Constable and served on the Door County Board of Supervisors from 1972 to 1988, serving as County Board Chairman for six of those years. Prior to Harvey’s employment as Door County Highway Commissioner for 10 years, Harvey owned and operated his painting and decorating business.
     He was a charter member of the Peninsula Gun Club, and charter member of the Door County Environmental Council. In his younger years, Harvey was a talented athlete who competed many years in the Door County Baseball League, and Sturgeon Bay Basketball League.
     Harvey’s greatest joy in life was his grandsons and great-grandsons, spending time with them and supporting them in all their school endeavors, and sporting competitions. He was so happy and blessed to meet his great-granddaughter, Sloane Harmann, born July 20, 2020, before he left us.
     Harvey will be missed by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Diane Jarman Vandermuse, Denise (Gary) Harmann of Algoma, Debbra MacDonald of Valmy; step-daughter, Kristine (Scott) Schuetze of Green Bay; grandsons, Eric (Rachel) Harmann, Craig (Lyndsay) Harmann, and Alec Schuetze; great-grandsons, McCoy Harmann, Keaton Harmann, and Harvey Harmann; great-granddaughter, Sloane Harmann; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Jerry Ploor of Fish Creek; and many dear nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evonne; two sisters, Marion Schultz and Mildred Hachey; and son-in-law, William MacDonald.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Stella Maris Parish–Fish Creek site with Fr. Thomas Farrell, celebrant. Military honors to follow at the church. Burial will be on the family site at Blossomberg Cemetery.
     Friends may call at Stella Maris Parish-Fish Creek site from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020. Visitation will continue Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 1:00 p.m.
     “As a family we would like to express our sincerest thanks for the help and care given to Harvey by the Unity Hospice RNs, Cindy Meyer, Gwen Wilke, and Maureen Nellis; and friends, Dave and Carol Wenhardt.”
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Harvey’s memory.
     COVID protocols will be in place for all services at Stella Maris. Seating for the Mass will be no more than 25% capacity in church.  Masks are required indoors Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will be taken, and social distancing maintained. Outdoor seating will be provided. If you have not been feeling well, had a cough or temperature and have traveled out of our area please consider watching the service live at home, liking Huehns Funeral Home on Facebook, the family understands.
     Casperson and Huehns Funeral Homes are assisting the family of Harvey Malzahn. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Harvey may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Barbara M. Asher

Barbara M. (Tagge) Asher, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away unexpectedly on July 30, 2020 at the age of 77.  Barb was born November 3, 1942, in Green Bay to Roger Tagge and Agnes (Kustka) Tagge.  She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1960. Barb went on to earn her Professional Nursing Diploma from Walther Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL in 1963. 

Barbara grew up at the Tagge Tavern (now the Stage Road Inn) as an only child and attended school in a one room school until high school. She played in the apple and cherry orchards and helped her mother in the dining room of the Tavern, and years after the Tavern has enjoyed new owners, it’s remained a beloved meeting place for the Asher family.

Barb met Ken Asher in high school and they began dating in 1961. On November 2, 1963, they married in Sturgeon Bay and remained happily together for 47 years until his death in 2010.  They have two children, Jill and Scott.

Barb began her career in nursing in 1963 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay as a Staff Nurse. In 1965 she and Ken moved to Eau Claire so Ken could attend the University and she worked at Luther Hospital as an intensive care and coronary care nurse, and was also an instructor for the pilot cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program for hospital personnel. In 1968, Barb and Ken moved to Madison beginning a 13-year career at St. Mary’s Hospital, including developing a hospital-wide CPR Program which included the Physician CPR program and Family CPR program. 

Barb changed her focus in 1981 and began an administrative career at Outpatient Rehabilitation Services which allowed her to spend more time with her children.

In 1991 Barb and Ken moved to Green Bay where she became a medical case manager, finding a new passion helping people navigate the medical care system and being a patient advocate. In 2005, Barb and Ken built their dream home on Barb’s family land on South Lake Michigan Drive in Sturgeon Bay, where she continued her role in medical case management until her retirement in 2018. Even after retirement, she never left her job behind completely, always helping friends and family members as a patient advocate up until her death.

She was a vibrant force in every community she was part of, always bringing people together. Whether it was leading her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, helping organize the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival, involvement with the Madison Coast Guard Auxiliary or forming and maintaining the South Lake Michigan Drive Association, she always had time to get involved and help others.  Barb exuded confidence and would accomplish whatever she put her mind to, she was a positive force and always encouraged others to succeed. 

Even after all of those accomplishments, Barb would say her greatest achievement and passion was her family. As an only child, she loved being part of the Asher Family and thought of Ken’s siblings as her own, always enjoying a very close relationship to her nieces and nephews. She was a loving mother, devoted wife, doting grandmother, and loyal friend – always available to those who needed her.

Barb is survived by her daughter, Jill (Mark) Hein, Sun Prairie; son, Scott (Michelle) Asher, Colorado Springs, CO; Ken’s siblings that she considered her own, Sue (Frank) Carmody, Steve (Donna) Asher, Elizabeth Asher, and four grandchildren, Griffin, Max, Killian, and Emerson.  She is also survived by five nephews; two nieces; eight grand nephews; and eight grand nieces.

A public visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m-1:45 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home on Thursday August 6, 2020, in Sturgeon Bay and a private ceremony will follow at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Jerry Groth officiating. The ceremony  will be live streamed via the Forbes Funeral Home Facebook Page starting at 2:00 pm. 

Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Barb’s name. 

Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

Cleida Jeanne (Johnson) Galligan

Cleida Jeanne (Johnson) Galligan, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on April 25, 2020, two days before her 88th birthday.
     She was born April 27, 1932 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Palmer and Sylvia (Icke) Johnson. After attending Lawrence University, she finished her bachelor’s degree at U.W. Madison. Cleida was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority. While at Madison, she met William Clarence Galligan whom she sailed with on the Hoofers College Sailing Team. She taught elementary school in West Allis for a couple years while Bill completed his degree at Marquette University.
     On June 25, 1955, Cleida and Bill married at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church. They were blessed with over 60 years of marriage. Cleida was a loving wife and mother and took wonderful care of her family and home. Bill passed away April 13, 2016.
     Cleida and Bill lived in Edgewood, MD and the Niagara Falls, NY area before settling in Rochester, NY for 25 years. They retired to Sturgeon Bay in 1990. Cleida was an active member of the Sturgeon Bay UMC, playing in the bell choir and participating in Women's Circle. She had an appreciation for maritime history and recreation, especially sailing and cruising on the Great Lakes, and was a member of both the Door County Maritime Museum and the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Cleida was also a member of the Door County Historical Society. She kept in close touch with her S.B.H.S. Class of 1950 school friends. She enjoyed knitting and needlework, reading, and listening to music. Cleida enjoyed trips with Bill to the Caribbean, Norway and Ireland, and with her daughter to Greece. Above all, she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
     Cleida will be missed by her four children, Steven (Marianne) of Denmark, Reed (Lois) of The Villages, FL, Karen (Timothy) Sladden of Rochester, NY, and Susan of Rochester, NY; three grandchildren, Corinne Galligan, Colleen Galligan, and Erin Galligan; and cousin, Treiva Wilterding of Egg Harbor.
     A celebration of Cleida’s life will be held at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.
     Visitation for family and friends will be at the church on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the time of service.
     Following Covid guidelines, masks will be required, social distancing will be observed and service attendance will be limited to 50 people.
     Memorials may be given in her honor for the Door County Maritime Museum or the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church.
     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Galligan family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Cleida may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

Carol M. Wiese

Carol M. Wiese, 56 of Algoma, passed away from complications of the Covid 19 virus on Sunday, July 26, 2020.  Carol was born on October 15, 1963 in Algoma to the late Gerhard and Lucetta (Eggert) Wiese.  As a small child she lived in Maplewood until returning to Algoma in the early ‘80s.  She attended Algoma High School and graduated in 1982.  She went on to attend UWGB where she earned a degree in Communications.  She worked at a radio station in Algoma for several years a job she enjoyed very much.  She left radio to become the executive director of the Algoma Chamber of Commerce, a position she held for many years. She was involved in the building of the new chamber center,  the board walk and improvements to Crescent Beach. 

She left the chamber and purchased a gift shop in Sturgeon Bay which she ran  until the death of her mother in 1999.  With the passing of Lucetta,  Carol decided to relocate to Palm Springs, California where  she resided with her brother Robert and ran a successful plus size clothing business.  In 2009 she returned to Wisconsin to be closer to her sister Dorothy and worked as a pharmacy billing representative for the Veteran Affairs office.  She did that until her retirement in 2019.

Carol was an avid Star Wars and Sci-fi fan.  Loved music, was a voracious reader and was a writer at heart with a true gift for words.  Her friends will remember her for her wicked dry sense of humor and she never failed to have a “snarky/witty” comment ready to give.

Carol and her sister Dorothy returned to Algoma after retirement and purchased a home there. 

Carol is survived by her sister Dorothy of Algoma, brother Robert of Algoma, and brother Bill of Sturgeon Bay.  She is survived by her two best friends Lori Hayes and Kathy Lemke as well as her nephew David of Milwaukee. Surviving are cousins Linda Vandenack and family, Scott Eggert, Patti Wiese Lehigh and Kurt Wiese.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerhard and Lucetta Wiese, maternal grandparents, Eldor and Frieda Eggert, paternal grandparents Otto and Martha Wiese.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma,  from 10 AM until the time of services at 12 PM with Rev. John Moll officiating.  Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd to follow.

Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Carol’s tribute page at www.schinderle.com.

 

Shirley M. Gerlach

Shirley M. Gerlach, 76, of Sturgeon Bay died at home Sunday morning July 26, 2020.

     She was born March 25, 1944 the daughter of the late William Joseph and Mabel Kate (Charles) Jandrin. Shirley graduated from Algoma High School. She worked for Service Master Cleaning for many years.

     On June 4, 1983, she married Henry Gerlach, Sr. at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on February 23, 2018.   

     Shirley was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy. She loved polka music, being outdoors on the farm with Henry and her family, and yes, watching wrestling, the WWE.

     Survivors include her sons, Steve (Brenda Johnson) Rathe of Sturgeon Bay, Brian (fiancé’, Elizabeth White) Rathe of Menasha, Wayne Rathe, and Henry Gerlach, Jr. both of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Harmonii Gerlach, Alicia Rathe, and Brandon Honzik; and brothers, Bill (Jean) Jandrin and Lawrence Jandrin; and sisters-in-law, Janet Jandrin and Rosie Jandrin.

     Proceeding her in death are her parents; son, Donald; brothers, Roger Jandrin and Andrew Jandrin; and sister-in-law, Mildred Jandrin.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Burial by her husband, Henry and son, Donald will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery in West Jacksonport.

     Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home Friday from 12:00 noon until the time of services at 2:00 p.m.

     “The family would like to thank Unity Hospice for the care given to our mother, and to Pastor Enstad for the comfort he offered in God’s Word and his visits.”

     Social distancing will be observed at the funeral home, masks will be required, and hand sanitizer provided along with temperature checks at door. 25% occupancy for service will be followed. Like the funeral home page and watch the service live on Facebook starting at 1:55p.m. Friday.

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Shirley may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

Douglas Allen Krauel

Douglas Allen Krauel, 63, of Monument Point Road, Sturgeon Bay, fell asleep in the loving arms of his family at home and awoke in the arms of the Lord on Saturday July 25, 2020 and a following a 15-month battle with cancer. 

     He was born in Sturgeon Bay on December 10, 1956, the son of the late William Earl Krauel and Shirley Ann (Bittorf) Krauel. Doug attended Carlsville School and graduated from Sevastopol High School with the class of 1975.  On June 25, 1977, he married Debra Lou Werkheiser at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute. They had just celebrated 43 years of marriage. Doug loved spending time in the woods and hunting. Deer hunting with his wife, Debra, sons, and grandsons was his “vacation time” each fall. 

     Doug worked for Bay Shipbuilding Co. in Sturgeon Bay from 1977 to 1989 as an Outside Machinist. He also worked for Institute Motors for numerous years before building and operating Monument Point Camping in 1995 with his wife and sons. Doug was an avid NASCAR fan – always a “Ford Man”.

     He will be deeply missed by his soulmate, Debra; two sons, Travis (fiancée Kelly) and Trent (Kelsey); three grandchildren, Dominic, Kevin, and Kallie Krauel; four siblings,  Sandy (Keith) Werkheiser, Steve (Pam) Krauel, Deb (Calvin) Simon, and Tom (Jeri) Krauel; along with cherished nieces and nephews; cousins; other relatives; and friends. 

     Doug was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, William and Alma (Sternard) Krauel and maternal grandparents, Fred and Vivian (Monica) Bittorf; parents, Earl and Shirley Krauel; brother-in-law, Tony Lehman; and other relatives.

     In accordance with Doug’s wishes no services will be held. 

     Memorials may be given in Doug’s memory to DOOR CANcer, Inc. or to his family.

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Doug may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

 Penelope "Penny" Harriet Wold

 Penelope "Penny" Harriet Wold, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away in her sleep at home, late Tuesday night, July 21, 2020.

     She was born June 24, 1939 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Eugene John Holda and Loretta (Mathias) Holda. Penny grew attending St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Parish and School in Chicago. She graduated from Notre Dame High School for Girls in Chicago, with the class of 1956. Penny was united in marriage to Arthur Charles Wold on October 4, 1958 at her home parish of St. Stanislaus with three priests concelebrating.

     She initially worked for Alliance Savings & Loan in Chicago during high school. After Penny married Art and they began their family, she cared for her children and home. Penny continued her post-secondary education by enrolling in accounting and computer classes. She worked on and off over the years as her children grew. Her primary employment was with West Chicago Community High School where she worked as a human resources secretary for the assistant superintendent for 16 years. Penny and Art retired to Door County in 2010 and made their home in Sturgeon Bay.

     They were blessed with over 60 years of marriage. Art preceded her in death on December 9, 2018.

     Penny enjoyed reading novels in books and then on her Kindle. Her favorite authors were James Patterson and Nora Roberts. Above all, Penny loved her family.

     She will be missed by her four children, Michael Wold of Sturgeon Bay, Danielle Wold of St. Charles, IL, Eric Wold of Tampa, FL, and Jason Wold of West Chicago, IL; five grandchildren, Daniel and Jeremy Roberg, Nicole Wilkerson, Catara Roach, and Samuel Wold; five great-grandchildren, Levi, Wyatt, and Margot, Carter, and Lanie Penelope; brother, Eugene "MacArthur" (Donna) Holda of Houston, TX, sister-in-law, Rosemarie Kling of Merrilan, WI; and other relatives.

     Penny was reunited with her parents; husband; and daughter, Peggy Wold-Clark.

     She will be laid to rest in St. Adalbert Catholic Cemetery in Niles, IL, beside her husband, Art, with a private graveside committal service.

     Memorials may be given in (Penelope's) honor for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

     A special thanks goes out to the staff of Unity Hospice, whom Penny really liked, for the wonderful and compassionate care provided.

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Wold family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Penny may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Richard (Dick) D. Zellner

Richard (Dick) D. Zellner, 93, Kewaunee, WI, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Anna’s House in New Franken. He was born January 12, 1927, in Walhain to the late Charles and Anna (Friex) Zellner. He married Rosella Wery, on May 13, 1947 at St. Odile Church, Thiry Daems. Dick served in the U. S. Army from 1945 to 1947 and was stationed in Germany during World War II. 


Dick and his late wife, Rosella, owned and operated a successful farm in the Town Of Carlton from 1949-1972 (having a major fire in 1959 and rebuilding one of the first raised milking parlors), then owned and operated Zellner Construction & Equipment from 1973-1984 until retiring. He and Rosella were actively involved in starting the SHARE Program in Kewaunee County. Dick was involved with maintenance of St. Joseph’s of Norman cemetery, a volunteer at Agriculture Heritage as both a guide and maintenance of the property, plus a Town of Carlton Zoning Administrator for many years. He was a lifetime member of St Joseph’s Church, Norman, Robinson American Legion Post 538 Carlton, and of the Knights of Columbus. Dick’s pride and joy was his family, private lake by his house, getting his GED at the age of 58 in 1985 and his success in farming.


Dick is survived by: two daughters and son-in-laws, Donna (Pat) Flanagan, Arvada, CO, Karen (David) Frisque, Luxemburg, WI, three daughter-in-laws, Margie Zellner, Luxemburg, Diane Zellner, Kewaunee and Pam Pride, Algoma; 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren and 9 step-great-grandchildren; three brothers and sister-in-laws; Leonard (Delores) Zellner, New Franken; Cyril (Donna) Zellner, Luxemburg; Russell (Dorothy) Zellner, New Franken.


Dick was preceded in death by his wife Rosella; sons Donald and David, three infant daughters; one infant grandson, Michael Zellner; one infant great-grandson, Mason Wozniak; sisters and brother-in-laws; Elsie (Augie) Haen, Loretta (Bernard) LeRoy, Albertine (Raymond) Paye; Betty (Raymond) VanDenPlas; brothers and sister-in-laws, Clarence (Germaine) Zellner; Elmer (Dora) Zellner and Alvin (Eleanor) Zellner.


Family and friends may call on Sunday, July 26, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. Robinson American Legion will hold a veteran service at 6:00 PM and a parish wake service will be at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 27, at St. Isadore the Farmer Parish, Tisch Mills, with the Mass to follow at 11:00 AM and Fr. Dennis Drury officiating. To protect all with pre-existing conditions, we politely ask family and friends to wear masks and social distance when attending. A private family entombment will take place in Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay, WI. Due to the coronavirus pandemic there will be no dinner following the mass. Thank you for understanding.


Messages and cards of sympathy may be mailed to Buchanan Funeral Home, 1425 Ellis St, Kewaunee, WI 54216 or online at https://www.buchananfh.com.


The family extends a special thanks to the staff of Unity Hospice and the loving and caring staff at Anna’s House.

 

Donald W. Herlache

Donald Walter Herlache, 90, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at home on July 22, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born September 23, 1929 in Sturgeon Bay to Eli and Jeanette (Hoerres) Herlache.   On April 7, 1951 he married Audrey Carol Herlache at St. Franics Xaiver Church in Brussels.  
During his life, Don farmed, owned an excavating company, was a commercial fisherman and sailed on the Great Lakes.  He also worked in the shipyards for a number of years.  In 1972, he founded Herlache Small Engine on the west side of Sturgeon Bay.
Don enjoyed time spent on his land in the Town of Gardner. He also loved spending time with family, especially the grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Audrey of 69 years; five children,  Daniel (Susan) Herlache, Deforest, WI; Tim (special friend Dawn Thiry) Herlache, Sturgeon Bay; William (Veronica) Herlache, Sturgeon Bay; Bonnie (Daniel) Bauer, Germantown; Dave (Carrie) Herlache, Sturgeon Bay; daughter-in-law, Holly Herlache; ten grandchildren, Dustin (Lauren), Kyle (Fiancé Mikala), Bryan (Emma), Kristin (Jordan), Samantha (Fiance’ Lenny), Jessica (Tim), Olivia (Shawn), Katelyn (special friend Austin), Coryn (special friend Will),  Alana (Nathan); nine great-grandchildren; brother Richard (Lorna) Herlache, Rancho Cordova, CA; sisters-in-law, Kathy Herlache, Algoma, Barbara Herlache, Roseville, CA, and Marcie Herlache, Milwaukee.   He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Faye, three brothers, Robert, Clayton and James; in-laws, Francis and Elmyra LeRoy, Wallace and Jacqueline Marin.
A public visitation will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home.  Face masks are to be used and social distancing will be implemented.  Due to limited seating and public health concerns, a private service for the immediate family will follow.  The funeral service will be live streamed on the Forbes Funeral Home business facebook page at 12:45 pm on Friday. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.  Don’s grandchildren will act as pallbearers. On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com
Special thanks to Unity Hospice and to Celeste, Vicky, Roxanne, Lauri from United Home Health Care Services for their dedication and care provided to Don during the past few years.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Don’s favorite charity, the Sunshine House in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Carol Virginia Krumenacher

Carol Virginia Krumenacher, 86, of the Town of Liberty of Grove, Sister Bay, passed away peacefully, Sunday morning, July 19, 2020.

     She was born July 3, 1934 in Brooklyn, NY, the daughter of Charles Edward Blossfield and Mary Magdalene (Gallagher) Blossfield. Carol graduated from Mount St. Joseph Academy in West Hartford, CT with the class of 1952. She went on to study and graduate Magna Cum Laude from Marquette University in Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in English.

     While living in Milwaukee, Carol met Frederick Paul Krumenacher on a blind date and they were married on June 14, 1958. Together, they resided in Glendale and raised their family.

     Carol and Fred loved Door County and purchased their family farm in the Town of Liberty Grove, just outside of Sister Bay, in 1971. Carol opened the Granary Studio Gallery where she painted and sold watercolors, depicting the Door County landscape and flowers. She was a member of the Door County Art League. When not on the farm, Carol and Fred traveled the world. They began their explorations with a three-month honeymoon touring Europe. Carol hosted many holiday get-togethers, welcoming family and friends to her home in Milwaukee. The memory of those wonderful times will live on in her family’s hearts.

     Carol will be missed by her four sons and one daughter, Paul Krumenacher of Lake Villa, IL, Carl (friend, Jane Goodeve) Krumenacher of Tampa, FL, Anne (fiancé, Dan Anderson) Krumenacher of Madison, Jack (Michelle) Krumenacher of Richmond, IL, and James (friend, Darcy Weborg) Krumenacher of the Town of Liberty Grove; three grandsons, Michael Krumenacher and Eric Buckley, and Alexander Krumenacher; two brothers, Charles Blossfield of Oak Park, IL and Paul Blossfield of Milwaukee; two nieces, Katie and Molly; other relatives; and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister-in-law, Barbara Blossfield.

     Carol’s life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 24, 2020 at Stella Maris Parish-Sister Bay site with Fr. Thomas Farrell as celebrant. She will be laid to rest in Rowleys Bay Cemetery in the Town of Liberty Grove, beside her husband, Fred.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 11:50 a.m.

     In consideration of local health guidelines and per the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, those attending the visitation and/or funeral Mass are required to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing. Temperature checks will also be provided upon arrival to the church.

     Memorials may be given in her name for Unity (Hospice and Palliative Care).

     “Our family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Door County Medical Center, especially the 2nd floor nurses, and Unity Hospice for their wonderful and compassionate care given to Mom.”

     Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Krumenacher family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Carol may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

George E. Bodenner

George Earle Bodenner, 92, passed away at his home on July 19, 2020.  He was born on the family farm in Amery, Polk County, Wisconsin on Christmas Eve 1927. He enlisted in the Navy in 1945, serving in three wars: World War II, Korea, and Viet Nam.  He commanded the Navy Recruiting District that includes Alabama, Mississippi, and Northwest Florida; worked with Military Sealift Command in Bremerhaven, Germany; and served on eight ships during his career. George was Captain of his last ship—one of the first in the Navy to include women as crew members—from which he retired as Lieutenant Commander. George proudly served his country for 32 years. 

George and Doris loved Door County from the first time they visited. They moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1977, founded Door Peninsula Realty, and built a lifetime of enduring friendships.

George is survived by Doris, his wife of 63 years; daughter Rebecca Ann Bodenner (Alan Pyle) of Lansdale, PA; son Scott David Bodenner (Fabio Toblini) of Brooklyn, NY; grandchildren Georgia Claire Stewart (James) and Leilani Anne Pyle; and great-grandchildren Lucy and Henry Stewart. George was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Constance Bodenner, and brothers Lawrence, Leonard, Ralph, and Frank. 

A memorial celebration of George’s life will be held at a later date.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ellen D. McKenna

Ellen D. McKenna, 92, Algoma, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Green Bay.  She was born May 2, 1928 in Elkhorn, WI. to Howard and Anna (Smith) Tess.  Ellen grew up and graduated from the Elkhorn High School.

Ellen went on to the University of LaCrosse and got her bachelor's degree in teaching.

The majority of her teaching career was at the Algoma High School as a Physical Education teacher for 34 years.

Ellen's enjoyment was staying in touch with all of her family members, reading, puzzles, water aerobics at the YMCA, teacher ladies Pot Luck night, Red Hatters Group and especially her time she spent with her companion Bill Mielke in Algoma and Oklahoma during the winter months.  She was a very giving person of her time to many organizations during her life.  Those groups will miss her very much.

Ellen is survived by her two daughter Susan (Todd) McKenna-Slapp, Green Bay and Ann McKenna (Jeff Graves), Green Bay; two grandchildren Connor and Molly; one great granddaughter Hazel; nieces, nephews and cousins; special family members Jeff (Mary) Mielke, Richmond, VA; Lynn (Kerry) Nichols, Florida; Chris (Katie) Filger, Green Bay and Luke Mielke.     She was preceded in death by her parents, companion Bill Mielke, sister Carol Pierce, nieces Mary Pierce and Sherry Pierce.

Family and friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 12:30 PM with Pastor Jennifer Emert officiating.  Burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

The funeral home will practice social distancing and family asks that you wear a mask.

Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Ellen's tribute page at www.schinderle.com.

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Benjamin Robert "Ben" Polster

Benjamin Robert “Ben” Polster, 44, of Forestville, passed away on July 17, 2020, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay.  He was born on April 4, 1976, in Manitowoc, to William and Sonja (Everson) Polster.  Ben graduated from Southern Door High School and on October 4, 2008, he married Jen Barnes in Sturgeon Bay.

Ben owned and operated Door County Tree Tech for 14 years.  He enjoyed fishing on the Ahnapee River and the Forestville Flowage, hunting, boating, and everything related to the outdoors.  Ben wanted to make every day an adventure with his children.  He loved spending time with his family and friends, and making people laugh.  He had an infectious smile and was the best father.

Survivors include his wife, Jen; two children, Lydia and James; parents, William and Sonja Polster, Clay Banks; siblings, Aurelea (Mike) Kawula, Combined Locks; Mike (Debra) Polster, Green Bay; mother-in-law, Debbie Barnes, Sturgeon Bay; in-laws, Joe (Amy) Barnes, Sturgeon Bay; nieces and nephews, Joshua (Jo Jo) Barnes, Kendra Barnes, Jolene Barnes, Amanda Kawula, and Nathan Kawula; godmother and aunt, Sandra Hansen, Green Bay; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.   He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, George “Buddy” Barnes; and godfather and uncle, Jim Hansen.

A public visitation at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.  A private family memorial service will follow.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established for Ben’s children.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

“Eagh!  It’ll be alright”

 

Mildred Monfils

Mildred Ann Monfils, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on July 17, 2020 at Anna’s Health Care.  She was born July 21, 1929 in Nasewaupee to Louis and Artyice (Starr) LaViolette.  On Feb. 7, 1948 she married Donald Viste.  He passed away in 1957.  She later married Lawrence Monfils in 1958 who preceded her in death in 1996.
 
Millie was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg where she served in the Ladies Aid for many years.  She loved crocheting, knitting, playing cards, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.
 
She is survived by four children: Bonnie (Larry) Rankin, Donald (Cindy) Viste, Darrell Viste, and Dennis (Linda) Viste; grandchildren:  Brenda Rankin Sweet, Nicole Komers, Natasha Baker, Robert Viste, Jessica Withers, Stephanie Rowley, and Lori Powalisz; 16 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Donna Nicholson, Doris Wolske, and Fay (Willie) Kolstad; 2 brothers, Roy LaViolette and Louie (Susie) LaViolette; in-laws, Sophie LaViolette and Jack Tagel.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, 1 great-grandson, daughter-in-law Joy Viste, 4 sisters, Phyllis (Phillip) Nelson, Vivian (Wayne) Johnson, Shirley Tagel, and Virginia (Charlie) Meunier; 2 brothers, Keith LaViolette and Kenneth (Jane) LaViolette; and 2 brothers-in-law, Tom Nicholson and Daryl Wolske.
 
Due to the Covid 19 Virus, private family services will be conducted at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg.  Burial will be in Tanum Cemetery.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Special thanks to Jackie and Tammy from Anna’s House for the wonderful care and support.

Robert G. Dvorak

Robert “Bob” Dvorak, 86, of Sturgeon Bay passed at his home on Thursday, July 16, 2020.  He was born February 24, 1934 in Two Rivers to Adolph and Martha (Ihlenfeldt) Dvorak.
Bob attended and graduated from Mishicot High School.  He served his country in U.S. Army from 1955-1956 in Korea.   On Sept. 12, 1959, he married Carol Mae Zutz at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Collins, WI.  They honeymooned in Niagara Falls.
 
Bob worked for the Manitowoc Company for 47 years.  He started as a craft helper in Manitowoc and then transferred to Sturgeon Bay, where he worked in management for many years, retiring as Hull Superintendent on June 10, 1999.
 
Lumbering trees and working in the woods was one of his favorite pastimes.  Bob also loved bowling and golfing.  He was proud to have had two “hole-in-ones” during his golfing years. Bob was a long time and faithful member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where he ushered and served on the church council for many years.  He also loved following his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events throughout the years.
 
Survivors include his wife, Carol; three children, Randy (Paula) Dvorak, Judy (Mike) Fish, Bob (Tina) Dvorak; six grandchildren: Jordanne (Steven) Hurley, Tanner (his girlfriend Sarah) Dvorak, Tyler Dvorak, Cole Dvorak, Carson Dvorak and Kenzie Fish; one brother, Roland (Marge) Dvorak, Two Rivers; a sister, Betty (Ray) Swagel, Kewaunee; in-laws: Ronnie and Carol Zutz, Roger and Kathy Zutz, Elaine and Alex Lau, Verenette Zutz, Mary Jane Zutz; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Milton who was killed in Korea, brother Gordon (Irene), 2 sisters, Jeanette (Ervin) Tesarik and Grace (Rudy) Novitski; in-laws: Gerald Zutz, Hilary Zutz, Joan and Charlie Nass.
 
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2020 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with the Rev.  Joel Sauer officiating. Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery with military honors.  Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:00 am until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. The public is invited attend to the visitation and funeral but asked to wear masks and respect proper social distancing.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com.
 
Special thanks to Pastor Joel Sauer for his ministry, care, and support.

Kathryn M. Valji

Kathryn M. Valji, 67, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully early Monday morning (July 13, 2020) at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay after many years of difficult health.
   
 She was born August 11, 1952 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Richard and Marie (Henning) Bender, where she attended Nash Elementary School and Austin Community Academy High School. Kathryn’s life was not easy as she battled Crohn’s Disease for almost 40 years, was a breast cancer survivor, and fought congestive heart failure later in life; yet she was always quick to find joy in really green grass or blue water, good food, and her favorite movies or TV shows. She also possessed an enthusiasm and determination to learn new things, especially related to technology. One of Kathryn’s greatest joys was her daughter, Jen, Jen’s husband, James and her grandchildren, Blake and Reid. She loved nature, music and Motown, and all things Chicago, but especially the Chicago Cubs.
     
Those left behind who will deeply miss her are her daughter, Jen (James) Hanson and their children, Blake and Reid, of Saint Paul, MN; four brothers, John (Carol) Bender of Brussels, Bob (Janet) Bender of Algoma, Bill (Ruth) Bender (formerly of Forestville) of Milwaukee, and Doug Bender of Manitowoc; along with nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends.
   
 The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to all those who provided extensive healthcare and basic care services in Kathy’s final months of life, including Door County Memorial Hospital, Sturgeon Bay Health Services, and St. Vincent Hospital. The kindness and compassion shown by all was comforting in her last months of life.
     
Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC are assisting the family with arrangements.
   
 Due to the COVID pandemic, any services will be held at a later date. The family welcomes donations to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, the American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association in Kathy’s memory. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Kathryn may also be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

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