Ronald "Ron" J. Renard

Ronald “Ron” J. Renard, 80, Luxemburg, passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 2, 2021, peacefully surrounded by his family.


He was born August 14, 1941, in Namur to Fred J. and Louise M. (Fabry) Renard.

On September 9, 1961, he married his high school sweetheart Marilyn J. Wautier at St. Francis Church in Brussels.  They enjoyed 60 years of marriage.


Ron was the youngest licensed cheese marker in Kewaunee County employed with Casco Cheese, in 1960 at the age of 19. He worked for Pauly’s Cheese as a state cheese grader for 18 years. Ron and his wife started Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese in 1976 and ran the business till his retirement.


He was a charter member of the Luxemburg Lions Club. He was member of The Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce and was awarded “Man of the Year” in 2012. He served as Town Supervisor for the Town of Union.


Ron enjoyed fishing, hunting season with family, Dart Ball, playing cards especially Cuyoo and spending time with family and friends. He always looked forward to his yearly winter vacation with his wife and special friends.


He will be deeply missed by his wife, Marilyn and their four children,

Todd (Alice) Renard Luxemburg; Tim (Jody) Renard, New Franken;

Terry (Mara) Renard, Luxemburg; Kim (Joel) Doell, Casco;

six grandchildren, Bethany (Dustin) Everard, Karissa (Kyle) Buresh, Morgan Renard, Ian Doell, Mason Renard, Logan Doell;

three great grandchildren, Owen, Ella and Layla;

one brother, Howard Renard; brothers in law and sisters in law,

Sharon and Larry Jauquet, Theresa and Jim Gartman, Joe and Bev Wautier, Clarice and Bill Brey, Jim and Penny Wautier; nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother in law and father in law, Ethel and Norman Wautier; sister in law, Angela Renard; brother in law John Wautier; godson, Robert Renard; great niece Carrie Renard.


The Family extends their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Unity Hospice and the Staff at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Luxemburg. Especially caregivers Mindy, Jessica and Cathy.


Ron’s children would like to express their gratitude to their Mom for the incredible love and care she showed to their Dad!      


Friends may call between 8:30 and 10:45 am on Monday, December 6, 2021, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln.  Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Edward Looney and Rev. Peter Renard O.PRAEM officiating.  His final resting place will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Renard Family.


In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Ron’s memory.

Thomas A. Watson

Thomas A. Watson, 87, beloved husband to wife Barbara nee Wehmhoeffer, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes December 1, 2021, in his home with his daughter Donna by his side. He was born March 2, 1934, in Chicago, IL, the son of Norman E. and Mildred C. Watson nee Bergholz.


Tom graduated from Schurz High School, class of 1952. Following graduation, he went to carpentry school and became a carpenter building custom homes in Chicago, IL. He married Barbara A. Wehmhoefer, September 12, 1953, in Chicago, IL, they just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. Tom was a member of the Carpenters Union. After retiring from carpentry, he went into the limousine business for 10 years. In 1990, he and his wife purchased property in Sturgeon Bay, WI and built a home in the woods where they currently resided upon his death. Tom liked to boat, fish, watch sports and spend time with his family. He loved to drive and travel and dine out. He died a Green Bay Packer fan after he gave up his hometown Chicago Bears. Tom was a very happy go lucky, comical guy, with a love for life and all its opportunities. He was Loved by all and brought joy and happiness to all who knew him. He always liked helping friends and family with home projects and whistled while he worked. He loved his home in the woods across the street from Whitefish Bay, he was always puttering in the woods, the garage or basement, building and creating something amazing.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son Bruce A. Watson. Surviving in addition to his wife, Barbara; are his daughter, Donna J. Scott nee Watson of New Market, MD; son, Glen R. and wife Donna M. Watson nee Morgan; 7 grandchildren, Alexander B. Scott of Frederick, MD; and Thomas C. Scott, of New Market, MD; Christopher Watson of Chicago, IL; Nicole Watson of Lake Zurich, IL; Kristina G. Kollross of Hinsdale, IL; Carly M. Watson and Paige Watson of IL; and 1 great grandson, Blake C. Vassos of Chambersburg, PA; and many cousins and nieces and nephews.  He will be missed by all.


Those who wish to remember Tom in a special way may contribute gifts in his memory to: Steve Irwin’s Australian Zoo, 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah QLD 4519, Australia.

Edward J. Kalish

Edward J. Kalish, 77 of Kewaunee passed away on Sunday, November 28,  

2021, at the home of his care giver Cheryl Massey. Edward resided in  

Kewaunee until the time of his illness. The strong military man he was, he  

fought hard for 7 months after being diagnosed with leukemia. He was born  

on May 11, 1944, to the late Edward and Evelyn (Dolyesh) Kalish in Chicago,  



Edward spent 2 years in the United States Army and many years in the Army  

Reserves. He was serving in the Philippines when his daughter Donna was born. After 54 years of only having communication with Donna, he finally had a very joyful meeting with her on Wednesday November  17th. 


Ed is survived by his daughter Donna (Kelly) Prince, Orlando Florida; granddaughter Kira Prince; his neighbor, Michael (Lori) Bultman, Kewaunee. Also, his many loved cats. He is preceded in death by his parents. 


A visitation with family and friends will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Casco on Saturday  December 4, 2021, from 10 am to 11 am. Funeral mass will follow at 11 am with Fr. Daniel Schuster officiating. Full military rites will follow outside of church. Burial will take place at King Veteran Cemetery.  To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit 


Special Thank You to Cheryl Massey, Michael Bultman and Unity Hospice for the great care given to  Edward.


William "Bill" Allen Boettcher

Sturgeon Bay businessman and philanthropist, William “Bill” Allen Boettcher, 91 years of Sturgeon Bay passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Door County Medical Center.


Bill was born October 16, 1930 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Bernard and Alene M. (Olander) Boettcher. He graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1948 before pursuing his education degrees in Physical Education and English from U.W. LaCrosse where he was also a member of the golf team. He served his country during the Korean War and enlisted with the U.S. Army serving as Sgt. Major on the ground in Korea. After returning from Korea, Bill finished his studies at LaCrosse before returning to the family business in Baileys Harbor where he and his father owned and operated the Boettcher Garage selling Ford automobiles, eventually becoming sole owner in 1954. After a chance meeting with Ed Karcz, Bill was offered the Sales Manager position for Karcz Ford in Pulaski where he worked from 1968 – 1972.  He would eventually become partners in Boettcher Nelson and finally Boettcher Automotive in Sturgeon Bay for 40+ years.


On December 14, 1983 he married Kathryn Yvonne Olsen at Bay View Lutheran Church. His first wife, Eunice had passed away in 1982.


Bill was active in various civic and fraternal organizations throughout Door County. Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary, Baileys Harbor and Sturgeon Bay Lions Clubs, the Door County Community Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Club of Door County were beneficiaries of his time, talents, and wisdom as he guided various projects throughout his membership and participation. In addition to enjoying fishing with his family, Bill was an accomplished golfer whose skills and abilities were known throughout the State of Wisconsin as he held various tournament Championship titles. He shared that knowledge and ability as he influenced the lives of many young people through coaching the Sturgeon Bay golf team for many years where respect for your opponent was emphasized. He wasn’t teaching just how to win, but how to lose. “Golf was a way to better their character and help them in all aspects of life”.


Bill’s philosophy at life was simple, “I strive to be better than I am. I don’t need to be the best, just better”.


Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Yvonne Boettcher of Sturgeon Bay; two children, Kelly (Donald “Mike”) Murphy of Sarasota, FL, (and their son, Jason (Jahnella) Murphy), Bobby (Terri) Boettcher of Sturgeon Bay; Yvonne’s children, Rick (Pam) Seiler of Sturgeon Bay, (and their children, Matthew and Jenna), Michael (Marcy) Seiler of Glencoe, IL, ( and their children, Jessica (Aaron) Dubnow, Jillian (Gabe Stellman) Seiler), and Susie Mathias of Scottsdale, AZ (and her son, David Mathias); and five great-grandchildren.


Preceding him in death were his parents, Bernard and Alene Boettcher; his first wife, Eunice; brother, Bob; granddaughter, Marla Murphy; and his best friend and son-in-law, Paul Mathias.


A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor with Rev. Gary Scharrig officiating. Military honors will follow the service at the church.


Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery near Sturgeon Bay.


Friends may call on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Visitation will continue Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.


Those in attendance of the visitations and/or service are asked to wear a face mask. If you have any covid symptoms or are unable to attend, please watch services live (provided Wi-Fi is available, or on taped delay) at Huehns Funeral Home Facebook page.


Memorials may be directed in Bill’s memory to the Boys & Girls Club of Door County and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor.


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Francis C. Jauquet

Francis C. Jauquet, 95, of Casco, formerly of Namur, passed away on November 29, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.  He was born August 9, 1926, in Gardner to Frank and Julia (Jadin) Jauquet.  On November 27, 1947, he married Rita D. Delfosse in Namur; she preceded him in death on November 13, 2019. 

Francis worked as a foreman for Peterson Builders Inc. in Sturgeon Bay for many years.  He had also been employed by Basten Construction.

Francis was known for making great booyah and trout boils.   He served as the Constable for the Town of Union for many years.  He was a very social person who enjoyed talking to everyone wherever he went.  He also loved fishing, especially ice fishing in the later years.

As a jack of all trades, Francis spent a lot of time tinkering with small engines.  He could fix or craft almost anything.  He enjoyed many years of Breakfast Club at the Sweet Seasons in Dykesville.  More recently, he could be found at his two favorite “hang outs” the Village Kitchen and the Belgian Delight with his friend Mike Gilson or with his family on Sunday mornings.

Survivors include four children, Joan (Dennis) Brahmer, Wittenberg; Mary Ann (Jeff) Miller, Sturgeon Bay; Lisa Jauquet, New Franken; and Kris Jauquet, Brussels; seven grandchildren, Julia (Jay) Wilkins, Haley (Joe) Kessler, Kory Miller (Erin Schartner), Jolene Buhk, Kale, Kollin and Aubrey Jauquet; four great-grandchildren, Reed and Finley Wilkens, and Jovie and Mazie Kessler; one brother, Alvin (Rena) Jauquet; and in-laws, Carol Parins, Lucy Jauquet, and Emery Vandenhouten. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers, George (Verna) Jauquet, and John Jauquet; four sisters, Jenny (Roland) Delfosse, Josie (Bill) Destree, Ida (James) Alsteen, and Florence (Earl) VandenAvond; in-laws, Alex Parins Jr., and Janice Vandenhouten.

Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday Dec. 4, 2021, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.   Private entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. On-line condolences may be offered at

Patricia A. Stage

Patricia A. Stage, 84, of Sister Bay, passed away early Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Skilled Nursing Facility in Sturgeon Bay.

     She was born March 16, 1937 in Milwaukee the daughter of the late Russell and Ruth (Appel) Krenke. Pat attended Lincoln School of the Arts in Milwaukee. On June 21, 1973 she married Charles R. Stage in Port Washington. She worked for Dutchland Dairy, 25 years at Milwaukee Machine Products Co., and provided maintenance services at Thiensville Fire and Police Departments, and worked at Kelch Corporation. She and Chuck retired to Door County.

     Pat was a member of Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Baileys Harbor and the Ladies Aid at church. She enjoyed all wildlife and feeding the outdoor animals every night was very important to her. Pat enjoyed gardening, flowers, playing bingo, traveling and going on cruises. She never missed a birthday card, making sure it arrived days before each family members special day.

     Survivors include her devoted husband, Charles of Sister Bay; five dear children, Melinda (Edward) Gunn of Groton, NY (and their children, Brittany, Brandon and Mindy), Lisa (James) Oelerich of Milwaukee (and their children, Stephanie, Matthew, Michael), Jeff (Christine) Stage of Carney, MI (and their children, Ryan, Craig, Neil, Nick), Jan (Monica) Stage of Appleton (and their children, Nicholas, Jennie, Annika, Vanessa), Gene (Chris) Stage of Mason, MI (and their children, Tara, Jenna, Eric); 14 great-grandchildren with two on the way; brother-in-law, Fred (Arda) Stage of Rapid River, MI; two sisters-in-law, Susie (Stan) Heiniger of Thiensville, and Teri Stage of Manistique, MI.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, Russell and Ruth Krenke; sister, Kathleen; brother-in-law, Teddy; and sister-in-law, Patricia Lancour.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Christ Ev. Lutheran Church, Baileys Harbor with Pastor Peter Lindemann officiating. Burial will be at Baileys Harbor Town Cemetery.

     Friends may call Monday, December 6, 2021 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. There will be a devotion Monday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home.

     Memorials may be made in her memory for Door County Humane Society (3475 Park Dr, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235) or The Ridges Sanctuary (PO Box 152, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202).

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Donald W. Prahl

Donald W. Prahl, 81, Luxemburg, died peacefully at home on Thursday morning, November 25, 2021, with family at his side. 

He was born on November 1, 1940, in Kewaunee to the late Elmer H. and Erna B. (Dahlke) Prahl.

He served his country in the US Army. He married Sherri Lee Mattox on November 13, 1976. 

On March 18, 1989, Donald married Diane G. Symons at St. Paul Lutheran Church. 

He was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier, where he was baptized and confirmed. He also was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg.

Donald worked on the family farm, American Medical Security and Pro Solutions.  His enjoyments included fishing and singing in the St. Paul Choir.

Survivors include one son, John Prahl, Luxemburg; six stepchildren, Roger (Peggy) Delaruelle, Nancy Delaruelle, Bruce Delaruelle, Robin Delaruelle, Tad (Marge) Delaruelle, Greg Delaruelle (friend, Danny); niece and nephews, Jody Prahl, Danny (Kathy) Kratz, David Prahl, Danny Prahl.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Merlin (Linda) Prahl, one stepson, Dale Delaruelle.

Friends may call at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay, between 9:00 am and 10:45 am on Friday, December 3, 2021.  Memorial prayer service at 10:45 am at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd, with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.

He will be greatly missed by his entire family and many friends.


McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Prahl Family.

William "Bill" L. Van Lanen

 WAUPACA – William Van Lanen, “Bill” to all who knew him, age 70, died Saturday night, November 20, 2021 at University Hospital in Madison.

     Bill was born in Algoma on July 15, 1951 to Marvin and Marjorie (Sticka) Van Lanen. He grew up attending St. Mary Catholic Church and School and graduated from Algoma High School with the class of 1970.

     On November 9, 1990, he married Nancy Simdon in Appleton. They shared 31 years together. During his working life he worked at U.S. Plywood-Algoma Hardwoods in Algoma, Waupaca Foundry, and Sturm and Sons in Manawa, among other places. He enjoyed anything to do with cars, motorcycles, and racing. Shawano Speedway was his favorite local racetrack, and he was a regular in the stands there for many years. In recent years, he became the Lawnmower Man – buying nonworking mowers, fixing them up and selling them. It seemed he could fix anything with a motor. And once he started something, he didn’t give up until he got it right.

     Some of his best times were hanging out with his brother, Larry, to reminisce and search for the Paulding Lights in the UP. He loved the times he spent with his dad and brothers deer hunting in the Black Ash. He also enjoyed spending time reminiscing with his mom while trying to beat her at cards. Some of Bill’s favorite memories with Nancy include trips to Glacier National Park and Las Vegas, camping, and attending races and Shiocton basketball games. Bill looked forward to almost weekly local races with Ryan. Some of Bill’s best memories were of his annual trip with Ryan to Cedar Lake and their racing trip to Florida. Bill would rave about Amy’s special meals for days and was forever grateful to her for bringing Bucky Rogers into his life. Even at the age of 70, Bill loved to play a pickup game of basketball with his grandsons, Ben and Greyson. His grandson, Parker, never failed to make Bill smile and shared his love of races with him. Bill also adored getting to know his future daughter-in-law, Holly, and grandson, Rex. We have so many memories of adventures with Bill. He liked to share stories about his early years, including the trouble he and Larry hid from their mother. His grilling on the Weber in his garage will be missed by all of us. He will especially be remembered for being a good son to his parents by making sure to visit them often and helping care for them in their later years. 

     He will be missed by his wife, Nancy; his daughter and son, Amy Casto of Pewaukee and Ryan (fiancée, Holly) Van Lanen of Appleton; grandchildren, Benjamin and Greyson Casto, Parker Van Lanen, and Rex Harrison; brothers, Ken Van Lanen of Algoma and Larry Van Lanen of Crystal Falls, MI, and their families; Nancy’s family; other relatives; his best buddy, Jimmy Ringtail.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; grandma, Toni Sticka; brother, David Van Lanen; mother-in-law, Ruth Simdon; and other relatives.

     There will be no funeral service, but family will gather together to share memories and honor Bill. 

Bill will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Algoma with a graveside committal held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021, WEATHER PERMITTING. Check with the Schinderle Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Algoma (920-487-2662;; or to verify if the committal is still being held. 

     Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of William may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

     “We will miss him so much!”


Jerome A. Cote

Jerome Arthur Cote, 88, Sturgeon Bay passed away on November 26, 2021, at Anna’s Healthcare.  He was born February 27, 1933, in Jacksonport to Joseph and LaValla (Weborg) Cote.  Jerome married Judith Ann Kiehnau on March 2, 1957, in Jacksonport.

Jerry enjoyed gardening, golfing, playing sheepshead, feeding his birds, and fishing.  He was a member of the Jacksonport Historical Society and helped organize funeral veteran services for many years.  Jerry was a loving man with a gentle heart who would do anything for you.

Survivors include his wife; two children, Debora (Jerome) Rieder, Rockton, IL; Mark (Jill) Cote, Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren, Amy Rieder, Nick (Charissa) Cote and Brandon (Amanda) Cote; one great-grandson, Marten; three brothers-in-law, Nap Magno, Milwaukee; Gerald Kiehnau, Sturgeon Bay; Paul Kiehnau, Egg Harbor; one sister-in-law, Ellen Kiehnau, Egg Harbor.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, Brian; two sisters, Marlene Magno and Yvonne (Roland) Nalbert; two sisters-in-law, Mary Kiehnau and LeeAnn Kiehnau; a brother in-law, Allen Kiehnau.

Funeral Services will be Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.from St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay, the Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.  Friends may call from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Friday at the Forbes Funeral Home and then after 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the church until time of services.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Jacksonport.  Memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Special thanks to the staff at Anna’s Healthcare and Unity Hospice for their wonderful care and support.


Kalihan "Kali" Elizabeth Theis

Kalihan "Kali" Elizabeth Theis, 8, Luxemburg, passed away Sunday, November 21, 2021 at her grandparents house in Casco.  She was born March 20, 2013 in Walla Walla, Washington to Zachary and Amanda (Martin) Theis. 

Kali was in the 3rd grade in Luxemburg. 

Kali touched the lives of so many people.  She was our beloved, shiny and happy girl.  She was the light of our lives and star of our hearts and leaves us smiling through our tears.  She was joy personified.  Please spread her message of love, dance,  laughter and being good to one another.

The things Kali loved the most was her trip to Disney World, earlier this year, playing with her cousin William, princess dresses, swimming, frogs, her animals and root beer.

Things she hated "stupid cancer", when they accessed her port, needles and treatments.

Kali is survived by her mom  Amanda and dad Zachary; maternal grandparents David and Dorothy Martin; paternal grandparents Chris and Amber Theis; two uncles and two aunts Brad (Darcy) Martin, Mat Theis, Jules (Jewelry) Degrave and Kali's dogs and cats.   She was preceded in death by her uncle Tim Theis.

Kali was a true humanitarian and an example to live by, she is helping scientists to understand Glioblastoma.

Kali will always be a Princess and never a putz.

Family and friends are invited for a public visitation, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021 from 2:00 PM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 6:00 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church, Luxemburg. 

The family wants to thank all the doctors and nurses at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee, especially Dr. Tanaka, all the neighbors in Casco, Unity Hospice, the support for Rally for Kali, Joe her bus driver and everyone else who were there for the family during their difficult time with Kali.

In lieu of other expression s of sympathy the family wants to give back to the community and local charities.

The Schinderle Funeral Home & Cremation Services were entrusted with the care for Kali and her family.

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Linda M. Virgin

Linda Marie Virgin 78, of Sturgeon Bay passed away unexpectedly and entered the kingdom of heaven on November 22, 2021, at Door County Medical Center.  She was born on January 7, 1943, in Chicago, IL to Waldemar and Anna (Klein) Klomhaus.   Linda earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing.  On May 16, 1964, she married Donald G. Virgin at Zion Lutheran Church in Chicago, IL.

After moving to Door County, Linda started working in the birthing center at Door County Medical Center and retired in October 2014, after 34 years of service.  During her many years working at the hospital, she was very honored to help bring so many babies into the community.  The nurses that worked with Linda, were truly a second family to her.  Linda was a member at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and enjoyed volunteering for the Altar Guild, Chapel Buddies, and Vacation Bible School.  She was a member of the Homemakers.  Linda loved spending time with her family, gardening, taking walks in the woods with her dog Cally, and traveling with her best friend, Diane Peters.

Survivors include 3 children, Suzanne (John) Fritschler, Kathleen Virgin, and James (Marit) Virgin, all of Sturgeon Bay; 7 grandchildren, Anna, Jacob, Wolfgang, Greta, Sven, Matthew, and Kendall; 1 cousin, Kenneth (Patricia) Klomhaus, Evergreen Park, IL; and her dog, Cally.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 1 son, Michael; and 1 granddaughter, Abby.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 3, 2021, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.  Burial will be in Hainesville Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date in 2022.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Thank you to the staffs at Door County Medical Center, and Door County Emergency Services for their wonderful care and support.


Robert "Bob" E. Crews

Robert "Bob" E. Crews, 75, Algoma, passed away Wednesday Nov. 17, 2021 in Fond du Lac.   He was born in Granite City, IL to David and Dorothy (Gordon) Crews.  Bob graduated from the Granite City High School and furthered his education by becoming a security guard. 


He entered the U.S. Army on June 8, 1964 and served in Vietnam for two years and continued to serve for three more years.  He was honorably discharged June 27, 1969.

Bob married Dorie Busse in Kewaunee on January 16, 2004.


Bob enjoyed being with his family, fishing and target shooting.  He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Algoma.


He is survived by his wife Dorie, one son Bob Jr., one daughter Lisa, one grandchild, two step sons Scott and Todd, one sister Joanne (Jim) Arnold and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and one son Michael.


There will be a public visitation, Monday, November 29, 2021 from 12:00 PM until the time of services at 1:00 PM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma, with Rev. John Moll and Rev. Joel McKenney officiating.  Burial in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.


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The Schinderle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LLC were entrusted with the family arrangements.

Mary Colombo

Mary Colombo, 66, of Green Bay, passed away on Nov. 21, 2021, after an eleven-month battle with cancer.  She was born March 13, 1955 in Sturgeon Bay to William Colombo Sr. and Marie (Alberts) Colombo.


Mary was a very kindhearted person who was devoutly religious.  She enjoyed gathering with family and friends and loved to hear updates from everyone about their lives.


She is survived by her son Jason LaCrosse; two brothers, Rev. Ron Colombo, Sturgeon Bay and Bill (Lisa) Colombo, Appleton; sister Char (Richard) Bohn, Sturgeon Bay; sister-in-law Candy Colombo, Sturgeon Bay and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, brother David, and two nephews, Dustin Delchambre and Carter Stai.


At Mary’s request, private family services will be held at a later date.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family with arrangements.


Special thanks to Sally Laurent, Mary’s caregiver and to the Odd Fellow Nursing Home and Staff and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care and support.

Judith A. Germain

Judith A. Germain, 82 years of the Town of Nasewaupee, passed away Friday evening, November 19, 2021, at Door County Medical Center.


She was born on January 19, 1939, in Aurora, Illinois, the only child of Arthur and Gladys (Clark) Pieper. Judy graduated from Austin High School in Chicago in 1957. She retired from her work as an accountant for Will County Senior Services in Joliet, Illinois. She also had owned and operated several businesses with her husband Arnold.


On January 26, 1980, she married Arnold E. Germain at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Joliet. They moved to Door County full time in 2008 to the home in Nasewaupee that had been purchased by Arnold’s parents in the 1940’s.


Judith volunteered her time at the Door County Senior Center ADRC assisting with tax return preparation. She was a voracious reader and enjoyed solving puzzles and playing board games. Judith was liked by everyone she met, and never had a bad word to say about anyone.


She will be missed by her husband, Arnold Sr.; daughter, Linda (Antonio) Brazzale of Plainfield, Illinois; two stepchildren, Arnold Jr. (Sue) Germain of Plainfield, Illinois, Cynthia (Monica Ramirez) Germain of Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren, Jeremy and Sarah Brazzale, Alan Germain; two step-grandchildren, Tiffany Green and Calindy Green-Hayden; and her sister-in-law, Deardra Lindsay of Fort Wayne, Indiana.


Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at Huehns Funeral Home. Burial will be at Hainesville Cemetery.


Friends may call Wednesday at Huehns Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in her memory to Wisconsin Humane Society, Door County Campus at 3475 Park Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, Neighbor to Neighbor, PO Box 626, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235, and LUNGevity, 228 S. Wabash Ave, Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60604.

Beverly J. Harmann

Beverly Jane Harmann (Krueger), 80, took her rightful place in Heaven on Nov. 20, 2021.


Beverly was born January 30, 1941 to Raymond and Ruth Krueger of Forestville.

She graduated from Algoma High School in 1959 and was secretary to the executives at Algoma Hardwoods. She later studied teaching in the Twin Cities and returned home to marry her high school sweetheart, Ernest Harmann, on April 27, 1963.


They started their life together in Sturgeon Bay where they had their first three children, then bought the family farm in Forestville from her grandpa Walter in 1969. Bev and Ernie had their youngest child as they ran their dairy farm and got through many challenges together, including a barn fire and the rebuilding of their farm and house in 1977. Bev made the farmstead a truly beautiful home, where she grew flowers all over the yard and around the house. She kept a large garden including a raspberry patch which she turned into her famous raspberry jam.


Bev was an incredible baker and cook, and threw warm, inviting holiday celebrations for the whole extended family for nearly 50 years. Bev was also an active member of Tanum Forest Lutheran Church in Claybanks, where she taught Sunday School and helped run dozens of special events for holidays, celebrations, and fundraisers. One of her special talents was sewing and she made hundreds of quilts to send overseas for families in need.


Bev was passionate about charitable causes and spent a lot of her free time and funds helping community organizations and nonprofit groups. Bev was very musically talented at vocals, piano, organ, and accordion. Bev also had quite the fun streak, and she and Ernie lined the walls of their basement with trophies from dart ball, bowling, and archery. They were a formidable polka pair at all the local dance halls and even down the aisle of the barn while milking to the sound of WAUN polka station.


Bev loved her neighbors in the farming community as much as she loved her family and church congregation. She gave endless energy and kindness to everyone she met and is remembered by all as a sweet, generous woman, mother, grandmother and friend.


Survivors include four children, Judy Harmann (Jeffrey) and her children, Justin (Meghan) Suriano, and Jana Suriano; Jerry (Lori) Harmann and their children, Mallory (Rebekah), and Derek; Timothy (Lisa) Harmann and their children, Hannah (Mitchell) and Jonah; Amy (Peter) Mannoja and her children, Noah, Caleb and Isaiah; one brother Larry (Jeanette) Krueger, and sister-in-law Emajean Harmann.


Beverly was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Ruth Krueger, her brother Gerald Krueger and her husband Ernest Harmann.


Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm and at Tanum-Forest Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 10:00 am until 11:00 when a funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Peter Mannoja. Burial will be in the Forest Cemetery followed by a lunch in the church basement.B


Gertrude "Trudy" Strom

Gertrude “Trudy” Strom, 86, of Sister Bay, passed away at Scandia Village on November 16, 2021.  She was born September 16, 1935 in Chicago to Peter and Ethel (Knipple) Jensen. She married Arvid Strom in Chicago on January 30, 1954; he preceded her in death on March 31, 1997.

Trudy grew up in Evanston, IL where she met her husband.  They raised their family mostly in the Chicago area.  After tiring of life in the city, she and Arvid moved to Door County in 1974. Later in life, Trudy worked as a secretary for several businesses.

Trudy had a lifelong interest in dance, particularly ballet. She loved classical music and had a very large Teddy Bear collection.   She was a fabulous cook and enjoyed entertaining family and friends.  As a very health-conscious person, Trudy was an avid walker and always maintained a healthy diet.

Survivors include her three children, Peter Strom, Sturgeon Bay; Linda Crockett, Sturgeon Bay and Bill Strom, Chico, CA; nine grandchildren, Rachel, Tim, Tony, Leslie, Maggie (Scott), Jeni (Josh), Natalie, Jessica (Jen) and Andrew; ten great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Elizabeth, son-in-law, John Crockett and special friend Jerry Hurley.

Memorial services will be at 12 noon, December 4, 2021 at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.  Inurnment will be in Little Sister Cemetery.

Special thanks to Scandia Village Nursing Home staff for the wonderful care and support.

Darwin "Darky" DeGrave

                Darky J. DeGrave, 72, of Luxemburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday Nov. 11th at St. Vincent Hospital.

               He was born on April 24th, 1949, to the late Norman J. and Florence M. (DeGrand) DeGrave. Graduated from Luxemburg Blue-Jays-(last graduating class). And he was a member of the Army Reserve for 6 years. On May 29th 1971, he married Rita V. Treml at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg. They just celebrated 50 years of marriage.

               Survivors include his loving wife Rita, their children, Missy (Steven Haen), Tracy (Tyler Fink), Paul (Heidi), Alicia (Tony Buresh), and Dave (Michelle).

               His greatest joy were his grandchildren, Sierra, Alivia, Kyra Paul, Nicolette (Ryan Ploof) and Andrew Haen, Logan and Callee Fink, Hailey, Abbie, Greyson DeGrave, Averi and Adrian Buresh, and Dawson DeGrave.

               Darky survived by brother LeRoy (Barb) DeGrave and sister Sharon (Mike) Dax, brother’s and sister’s in law, Linda DeGrave, Mary Thompson, Ronnie Blahnik, sister JoAnne Treml, John Shutter, Pat Lufter, Ben (Barb) Treml, Mary Davister, Victor (Linda) Treml, Mark (Cindy) Treml, Roland (Jean) Treml, Teri (Bill) Jerabek, Kay (Gary) Grunwald. His God children are Kristi LaPlante and Jeff DeGrave. Many nieces and nephews.

               Darky proceeded in death by his parents Norman and Florence DeGrave, their infant daughter Melanie, his brothers Ronnie (Maryann), Larry, Raymond DeGrave and sister Myra DeGrave. Mother in law and Father in law, Mayme and George Treml, four brothers-in-law Paul Treml, Butch Lufter, Gene Blahnik, Dale Davister, and sister-in-law Reggie Shutter.

               He enjoyed family, watching his son race, dirt track racing, Nascar, Packers, Brewers, feeding the birds, his 71 Buick, car shows, collecting classic toy cars. He had a sweet tooth and always had candy and shared with his grandchildren.

               During his life he grew up on a farm in Sugarbush, from there he worked 22 years at Steve’s Cheese and retired from WG & R in 2014. After he retired he enjoyed driving his Buick, cutting lawn, spending time with grandkids, and occasionally enjoying a cold beer.

               Friends and Family may call between 3-7 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Church on Thursday Nov 18th. Closing parish prayer service 6:45 pm on Thursday.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 to 10:15 am on Friday, November 19, 2021, at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Sugarbush. Funeral 10:30am at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating. Entombment at the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay. 

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the DeGrave Family.

The DeGrave Family wishes to extend a special note of thanks to the Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Squad as well at the Staff of St. Vincent Hospital for their assistance when it was needed.

Ethelreda M. Servais

The Lord wrapped his arms around another angel and accompanied her to the gates of Heaven.

Ethelreda M. Servais 90, of Champion passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving husband of 67 years and her beautiful family on Saturday evening November 13, 2021.

She was born on May 17, 1931, in Champion to the late John J. Ropson and Ida M. (Derenne) Ropson. 

Ethelreda and Francis were united in marriage on June 19, 1954, at St. Joseph Church in Champion.

Ethelreda resided in Champion, WI where she grew up in Ropson’s General Merchandise Store.  She attended St. Joseph Academy and then went on to Door Kewaunee Normal school where she received a certificate in teaching.  Following her teaching career, she traveled with Francis as a military wife.  When they returned home Francis and Ethelreda established their Homestead and Dairy Farm where they farmed for 41 years while raising seven children. 

Faith was especially important and it guided Ethelreda throughout her entire life.  She was especially proud of receiving her sacraments at St. Joseph Church in Champion.  Her involvement with the church included St. Ann’s Society, Social Community, Annual Church Picnic, and Quilting Group.  She was very devoted to the rosary and continually prayed for others at the Chapel, Mom was blessed with the special friendships she made as being a lifelong member of the Homemakers Club.  She was proud to work for the Town of Green Bay as an Election Worker and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 262.

Spending time with family was important.  Holidays, Birthdays and special occasions were enjoyed at their family home and cottage on the bay.  The cottage was a second home for mom, spending every Sunday during the summer there from sunrise to sunset.  She was an exceptional cook and baker, and no one ever went away hungry.  Her interest and hobbies included watching and feeding the birds, building puzzles, playing cards and of course, her favorite game Sequence. Mom was an avid sports fan, following the Packers, Bucks and Brewers.  Together mom and dad enjoyed being members of the Nifty Fifty’s Car Club and snowmobile club.    

Most important was family:  Survivors include her husband Francis and their seven children, Randy (Marion) Servais of New Franken; Shari Vogel of Kiel; Ken (Anne) Servais of New Franken; Mike (Kim Anders) Servais, Green Bay; Nancy (Kevin) Zellner of New Franken; Joan (Cary) Dequaine of New Franken; Ann (Bill) Freeman of New Franken; grandchildren: Nathan (Lisa), Brad, Jason, Sarah (Max), Brett (Carli), Lance (Skye), Ryan (Shannon), Nick (Morgan), Josh (Melissa), Nathan, Alycia (Mike), Beth, Emily (Dustin), Rebecca (Micah); great grandchildren: Kaia, Ashton, Adler, William, Zachary, Jackson, Brooklyn, Hudson, Weston, Jayden, Nathan; one sister, Angie (Marv) Deterville; brothers in law and sisters-in-law:  Carol Ropson, Norris (Agnes) Servais, Joyce Jandrain ,Alden (Marie) Servais, Claire (Marv) Dax, Carol (Roger) Miller: nieces and nephews.

Ethelreda was preceded in death by her parents, John and Ida Ropson, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Isaac and Virginia Servais, brother, Ardin Ropson; brothers in law and sister-in-law:  Ardele Cordry, Joseph Servais, Ken Jandrain, Ron Cartier.

Friends may call 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at St. Joseph Church, Champion. Closing parish prayer service 6:00 pm with Deacon Bob Miller. Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at St. Joseph Church, Champion. Funeral 11:00 am on Wednesday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz and Rev. Thomas Farrell officiating. Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Servais Family.

The family would like to express a special thank you to all the friends that helped mom in so many ways, especially, Father Tom Farrell, Deacon Bob Miller, Ken Delcore, and Cheryl Maricque for their weekly visits sharing Holy Communion and prayer. Thank you to Aurora at Home Hospice (Mary, Leah, and Andrea) for the love, care, and support they provided for Ethelreda.

Daniel (Harley Dan) Cletus Heinrich

Daniel (Harley Dan) Cletus Heinrich, 65, Algoma, died unexpectedly Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.  Dan was born July 15, 1956 in Manitowoc to Wilber Cletus and Dorothy June (Brounacker) Heinrich. 


He attended schools in Mishicot, graduating from Mishicot High School in 1974.


On December 30, 1989 Dan married the love of his life, Bobbi Zelewske, also of Mishicot.  After attending LTC in Cleveland, Dan worked for various local employers, including CTI and Algoma Hardwoods before retiring.


Dan was an avid CB and HAM radio operator, being a member of the ARRL (National) and ARES (Kewaunee County).  Dan also worked as an Emergency Coordinator for Kewaunee County for a few years. 


He loved playing drums and the bongos for the band, Lower 6 Level for many years.  Another of his passions was restoring old Harley Davidson bikes. 


Dan is survived by his wife Bobbi of 32 years, one brother John (Chris) Heinrich, North Carolina; one sister Julie (John Woodcock), Manitowoc; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Katie Janda, Manitowoc; Filvia Bohman, Mishicot; Patsy Tadych, Two Rivers; Barb (Paul) Engelbrecht/Grumann, Two Rivers; Linda Rezba, Melnik; Clara (Steve) Rosinsky, Mishicot; Raymond (Lynn) Zelewske, Brillion; Norbert (Annie) Zelewske, Tisch Mills; numerous nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law Norbert (Clara) Zelewske, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lucille (Wayne) Peronto, Gloria (Hank) Karl, Bernadenne (Arthur) Ollendorf, Jack Misun, Richard Tadych, Butch Engelbrecht, Danny Janda, Tony Bohman and Alan Rezba.


Family and friends may gather at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma,

Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 1:30 PM with Minister Gloria Butler officiating.


The family wants to thank the Algoma EMT's and Aurora Hospital for their care and kindness given to Dan and his family. 


This is W9JFM signing off one last time.

Bergliot J. Lind

Bergliot J. Lind, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on November 16, 2021, at Door County Medical Center.  She was born March 14, 1934 in Chicago to John and Bergliot (Hanson) Gregory.  On April 16, 1955, she married Sivert Lind in Chicago, he preceded her in death on April 19, 2013.

When her children were older, Bergy worked as a care giver for a nursing home in Park Ridge, IL. She and her husband loved to vacation in Wisconsin and eventually retired to Door County.  Bergy was a long time and active member of the Family Worship Center in Sturgeon Bay.  She was passionate about her faith and always enjoyed fellowship with other believers at church.

Survivors include her two sons, Carl (Debbie) Lind, Lake Zurich, IL; David Lind (Carla Stach), West Dundee, IL; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded by her parents, a son Eric, and her husband.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 20, 2021, at the Family Worship Center.  Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the church until time of services.  Burial will be in the Clay Banks Cemetery.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Special thanks to Denise Schroedl, Hannah Grohman, Selene Beardsley, and Melinda VandeHey, and Denise Thibodeaux for the love, care and support given to Bergy which enabled her to stay in her home.


Dolores M. Balza

Dolores M. Balza, 68 years old of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday, November 14, 2021, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee.

     She was born May 11, 1953, in Sturgeon Bay the daughter of the late Wallace and Marie (Jeanquart) LeCloux. Dolores graduated from Southern Door High School in 1971. For 26 years she was employed with Wal Mart in Sturgeon Bay and retired three years ago as Claims Supervisor.

     Dolores enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter, Charlotte and daughter, Mysti along with feeding the birds, caring for her cats, being a Packer Fan, playing canasta and puzzle games, and watching Hallmark movies. She was a supporter of Door County Humane Society.

     Survivors include her daughter, Mysti Van Kirk of Sturgeon Bay; granddaughter, Charlotte Van Kirk; life partner of 31 years, Todd Medd of Sturgeon Bay; sisters, Judy (Gary) Combs, and Beverly (Dale) Delchambre; brother, Darrel (Maria) LeCloux all of Sturgeon Bay.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, Wallace and Marie LeCloux; husband, William Balza; and son, Darrick John Balza.

     Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 22, 2021 at Huehns Funeral Home with Rev. Dr. Mark Schwartzbauer officiating. Entombment will be at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

     Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 22, 2021 at Huehns Funeral Home.

     Memorials may be made in her memory for the Door County Humane Society.

     Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Dolores may be shared with her family at

Judith A. Schmelzer

Judith A. Schmelzer, 87 years of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021, at Cherry Cove CBRF.

     Judy was born April 8, 1934 in Sturgeon Bay, daughter of the late Dairold and Dorothy (DeFaut) Wagner. Following her graduation from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1952, she pursued a career in nursing.       

     Judy, or “Yo Mama” as she was known, was the life of any party. She could light up the room with her charismatic personality. Judy was the unofficial, official hostess of fun at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club along with her group of classy ladies.

     Some of her favorite things included playing Scrabble, her cats, being with friends, slot machines, cooking, entertaining, traveling, and always looking her best.

     Survivors include her daughter, Sigrid (Chuck) Weber of Sturgeon Bay; sister, Amy Wagner of Sturgeon Bay; two grandchildren, Sam (Liz) Weber of Traverse City, MI and Sadie Weber of São Paulo, Brazil.

     Preceding her in death were her parents; her partner, Gerald Burchard; and Sigrid’s father, Joseph Schmelzer.

     A gathering of family and friends will be held Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

     Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Cherry Cove, Unity Hospice, and Samantha Keller of Advocates for Independent Living for their kindness and compassion.

     Memorials may be made in her memory to Door County Medical Center Auxiliary Health Care Scholarship Program, 323 North 18th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC of Sturgeon Bay are assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Judy may be shared with her family at 

Misty Dawn (Taylor) Claflin

Misty Dawn (Taylor) Claflin, 39, Kewaunee, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, November 14, 2021.  She was born November 12, 1982 in Nebraska City, Nebraska to Pastor Kenneth and Naomi (Sommerville) Taylor.

Misty graduated from Wings of Eagles Christian Academy in Algoma.  After high school she went on to graduate from Trinity Bible College in North Dakota.  Misty furthered her education by attending the Empire Cosmetology School and receiving her credentials for teaching in child care. 

Misty loved her missionary work with her time in Mexico and Romania. 

Misty married Shawn Claflin in 2011 and was blessed with two children Caden and Lillyuana.

Misty touched the lives of everyone she met and was loved by all.

She is survived by her husband Shawn, children Caden and Lillyuana; her parents Pastor Ken (Naomi) Taylor; two brothers and one sister-in-law Matt (Chy) Taylor and Jeremy Taylor; father-in-law Lee Claflin (special friend Jan Judson), brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Ken (Sandra) Brabender, Tony (Susan) Brabender, Shane (Heather) Claflin and Chris (Christina) Claflin.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Arthur (Margaret) Taylor and Floyd (Virginia) Sommerville and mother-in-law Karen Claflin.

Family and friends are invited for a viewing, Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at the  Schinderle Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LLC, Algoma, from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 1:00 PM with Pastor Randall Lassila officiating.  Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma.

Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Misty's tribute page at

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Jerome M. Gaedtke

Jerome Marvin Gaedtke, 73, Luxemburg, went to peace with Jesus on Saturday afternoon November 13, 2021, surrounded by his family after a long battle with Kennedy’s disease.

 Jerome was born April 2nd, 1948, to the late Marvin W. and Norma L. (Kudick) Gaedtke. On November 1st, 1969, Jerome married Wanda Mae Schley at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier. He was a lifetime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier, where he was baptized and confirmed. Jerome was very involved in the Church and held numerous office positions within the Church, trustee and chairman of the building, committee to remodeling of the Church. He was enrolled in the United States Army Reserves for 7 years, he worked at Krohn Dairy, and Kewaunee Bottling. He was a member of the dairy promo, served as a member of the Kewaunee County FSA Committee, Kewaunee County Co-Op board, and Kewaunee County DHIA board. His most important job was running, operating and owning the fifth generation Gaedtke farm which is now Gaedtke Rolling Hills Dairy Farm, with his wife, children, and grandchildren by his side. They were awarded outstanding farmers of Kewaunee County in 1980 and hosted Breakfast on the Farm in June 2006. He so was so proud to be a farmer.

Jerome took enjoyment in going to Church, spending time with his family, conversations in the farm office, hunting with his family, attending the grandkids sporting and school events and watching them show dairy, beef, and pigs at the Kewaunee County Fair.

Survivors include- his wife of 52 years, Wanda; their children Kim (Duke) Kroll, Kevin (Debbie) Gaedtke, and Scott (Dawn) Gaedtke all of Luxemburg; nine grandchildren; Mercedes, Blake, and Jadelynn Kroll, Hailey and Kiley Gaedtke, and Justin (special friend, Brooke), Jonathon, Alexys (special friend, Preston), and Alisa Gaedtke. Survivors also include one brother-in-law James Schley of Luxemburg and a brother and sister-in-law, Eddie and Darlene Dorner of Luxemburg, nieces and nephews.

Jerome is preceded in death by father-in-law and mother-in-law Gilbert and LaVerne Schley; one sister-in-law, Janet Schley and one nephew Adam Schley.

Friends may call Sunday, November 21, 2021, from 3-7 pm with the closing prayer service at 7:00 pm, at St Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier. Visitation will continue at St Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier, on Monday November 22,2021, between 9:00 and 10:45 am with the funeral at 11:00 am. Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.  Burial in St Paul, Montpelier, Cemetery, with military rites at graveside.

Special thanks to Bonnie at Bellin, Kewaunee Clinic, First Responder, Thad, Luxemburg Rescue Squad. Amy Kroll for making his Wednesday’s special. Pastor Olson, for the support he gave the family. Doctor Casey and Sara RN of the Bellin Hospital ER. Most of all he enjoyed the special visits from numerous friends, neighbors and people associated with the family farm. The special visits were uplifting and meaningful to Jerome to brighten his days through the difficult times. A special thank you to all the employees of the family farm who gave support to Jerome, especially, David Siegmund.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Gaedtke Family.

Mark J. Paider

Mark J. Paider, 92, Luxemburg, entered eternal life early Wednesday morning, November 10, 2021. He is the son of the late Bert and Pauline (Reinke) Paider.  He was born in Luxemburg, September 20, 1929.  He attended St. Mary Grade School in Luxemburg, grades 1 through 8. He graduated from Luxemburg High School in 1948.  He served his country in the United States Army from February 1951 to February 1953. On October 7, 1961, Mark married Elaine Velicer at St. Joseph Church in Pilsen. Mark’s hobbies were gardening, crafts made of wood, listening to “old time” polka music, grafting, pruning and spraying his fruit trees, painting, repairing and maintaining upkeep of their home.  He was an employee of Algoma Hardwoods for thirty- five years, retiring in 1995.  He was a member of St. Mary Church, the Holy Name Society of St. Mary Church, and an usher for 49 years.  He also was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 of Luxemburg, for thirty-five years. 

Mark is survived by his wife, Elaine and their three children, Rev. Paul Paider, Oneida; Janet and Don Rank and their children Ryan and Rachelle, Manitowoc; Amy and Kevin Albedyll and their children, Maddie and Marisa, Appleton; nieces and nephews; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan and Tom Arendt, brothers-in-law, Joe and Lloyd Velicer.

In addition to his parents, Mark was preceded in death by brother, Kenneth (Jane) Paider, sister, Agatha (Ed) Sheffy, sister, Charlotte Frank, sisters in law, Francesca Velicer and Sharon Mulak, niece, Dawn Lauritzen, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Edith Velicer, nephew, Daniel Velicer.

Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, 1412 Main Street, Luxemburg, 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Friday, November 19, 2021.  Visitation will continue between 8:00 and 9:45 am on Saturday November 20, 2021, at St. Mary Church. Funeral 10:00 on Saturday at the church with Rev. Paul Paider officiating and Rev. Daniel Schuster concelebrating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg with full military rites at graveside.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Paider Family.

In lieu of flowers or plants, a memorial fund to St. Mary School in Luxemburg, will be established.

Mark’s family would like to thank the staff of Algoma Long Term Care for excellent care given to Mark.

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