Obituaries

Maryann Lillian Tyndall

Maryann Lillian Tyndall, 78, of Egg Harbor, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

 

     She was born September 12, 1940 in Detroit, MI, daughter of the late Michael Peter and Mary Elizabeth (Porubsky) Jurica.  Maryann graduated from St. Lawrence High School in Utica, MI in 1958. She married Larry Jones in Detroit in 1962, with whom she had four children with and raised in Algoma. Maryann met James D. Tyndall on a blind date and married at Old St. Joseph’s Church, on the campus of St. Norbert College, De Pere in 2000.  The two enjoyed traveling together and visited all the major United States National Parks, South America, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos. Maryann and Jim loved going for dinner, cross country skiing, and biking. They were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Juddville, where Maryann devoted much of her time being a lector, usher, communion server, serving on the worship committee, and helping wherever and whenever she was able.

 

     She worked for the Wisconsin Label Corporation in Algoma for 25 years before retiring in Egg Harbor. Maryann had a strong love for rescuing kittens. She enjoyed volunteering at Birch Creek, landscaping, and gardening. She cherished the time she was able to spend with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

 

     Maryann will be missed by her husband, Jim; children, Brian Jones of Cottage Grove, John (Lynn) Jones of Green Bay, Cindy (Dave) Williquette of De Pere, and Jennifer (Mike Zoelle) Jones of De Pere; step-daughters, Allison Tyndall of St. Robert, MO and Stephanie Tyndall of Moody, AL; grandchildren, Ethan and Natalie Jones, Michelle (Jason) Dahlke and Matt (Sharie) Williquette, Alexandria (Robbie) Neuville, Caitlin Dworak, Sarah Heesacker, Sean Heesacker, Alexa (Dino) Bilankov, Nick (Tia) Zoelle, and Reece (Josey) Zoelle; great-grandchildren, Chase, Aubree, and Emmett Dahlke, Cameron Williquette, Carter Jansen, Occie and Addeyson Dworak, and Max Bilankov; brother, Michael (Vi) Jurica; brother-in-law Jeff (Cheryl) Tyndall; and niece and nephew Susan (Andre) Jurica and Michael (Liz) Jurica Jr.

 

     She was preceded in death by her parents; nephew, Jimmy (Laura) Tyndall; and great-grandson, Everett Neuville.

 

     Maryann’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service on Monday, June 17 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Juddville with Pastor Frank Kauzlarich officiating.

 

     Visitation will be held before the memorial service at the church from 10 – 11:50 a.m. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Maryann’s name to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville.

 

     “Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Neuro Intensive Care Unit team at Aurora Bay Care for their compassionate care and kindness.”

 

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

William A. Zemke

William A. Zemke, age 80, died peacefully June 3, 2019 in Kewaunee, WI. Born November 26, 1938, the son of Alfred and Geneva (Bergner) Zemke was raised on the family farm in Suring, WI. He attended UW River Falls where he obtained his bachelor’s degree, fell in love with his future wife of 56 years Sharon (Anderson) Zemke and went on to serve in the US Army. He then returned to UW River Falls and obtained his master’s degree in agricultural science.  

William and Sharon moved to Kewaunee County in the early 1970’s following his passion for farming and became an agricultural instructor for NWTC.  William was a member of the American Legion, Lions, a number of agricultural and educational associations and served on the board of directors for the Kewaunee State Bank.  

 

William was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His pride and joy were his two grandsons Tanner and Colton. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing anywhere, anytime and hunting in what he called God’s country.  

 

William was also known to be the last one on the dance floor and the first one to sing on karaoke night where they gave him the nickname of “Whispering Bill”.  

William will be missed, but never forgotten. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Geneva Zemke and wife, Sharon (Anderson) Zemke. William is survived by son, William Zemke Jr and grandsons, Tanner Zemke and Colton Zemke.  

 

Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at Buchanan Funeral Home – 1425 Ellis St, Kewaunee, WI 54216 from 2:00pm until 4:30 pm and service to follow the visitation.

Dr. Jeffrey L. Schauder

Dr. Jeffrey L. Schauder passed away on June 12th at his home in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin at the age of 72, with his family at his side. 

     Jeff was born in Shawano, Wisconsin to a family of WWII veterans and he dedicated his life to the service of others both personally and professionally, including as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Serving Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay and the surrounding areas for most of his career, Jeff was always generous with his time and tireless in caring for others, their well-being and their happiness. 

     He is survived by his large, loving family and all the generations of smiles and happy people whose many lives he touched with his kindness and generosity. Jeff’s life will be honored with a funeral service held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Sister Bay Moravian Church with Pastor Kerry Krauss officiating.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

     Memorials may be given in his memory for the Door County Veterans Service Council or Sister bay Moravian Church.

     Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Schauder family.

Dr. Arthur B. "Doc" Hopper, Jr

Dr. Arthur B. “Doc” Hopper, Jr. of Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin, age 84, passed away the morning of 25 May 2019. He was a native of Birmingham, Alabama.

     He was proud to have served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956 before entering Birmingham Southern College (BSC). He received a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts in 1959. While at BSC he served two years as president of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and appeared in many theatre productions. He received a master’s degree in Theatre from the University of North Carolina in 1960, and soon after began his forty-year career as a University Professor of Theatre. He taught for three years at Troy State University in Troy, Alabama before entering Indiana University to pursue a doctorate degree, which he received in 1968. From 1963 to 1970 he taught at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, and was the Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre. He left Indiana State University to accept the position of Chair of the Department of Speech and Theatre at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. At Millikin, he established the first Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree Program in Musical Theatre in the Midwest. While at Millikin he served two years as President of the Illinois Theatre Association as well as regional Chair of the American College Theatre Festival. He left Millikin in 1984 to become Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a position he held until his retirement in 2000. Under his leadership, the department was the first Theatre Department in Wisconsin to receive accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. He was also instrumental in establishing a BFA in Acting, Dance, Design/Technology, and Musical Theatre. In 1994, The American College Theatre Association selected Arthur as one of the ten outstanding educational theatre directors in the country. During his highly regarded career, he directed over 150 plays, and more than 30 musicals. Aside from his family, Arthur’s greatest joy was creating moving theatrical experiences for students and audiences.

     In 2005, he and his wife, Dee, moved to their beloved Door County, Wisconsin, where they have both been active in the arts. Arthur was an avid watercolorist, with Door County being the primary source of inspiration for painting. He found much joy building friendships and continuing to stay active in the performing arts, sports, travel, charitable and social activities.

     He is survived by his wife, Dee Hopper; daughter, Karen Hopper; son, Wes Hopper (Diane); stepson, Jeff Wilke (Kellie); stepdaughter, Stefanie Allen (Brent); and seven grandchildren.

     The family is holding a private service in Arthur’s memory on 5 August 2019.

     A public Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on 6 August 2019 at the Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

     In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Third Avenue Playhouse in Arthur’s name would be greatly appreciated.

Betty J. Salentine

Betty J. Salentine, 92 of Luxemburg, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019.  She was born February 4, 1927 at home in Ladysmith, WI, the ninth of twelve children, to the late Albert L. and Catherine W. (Van Den Elzen) Verdegan. On May 5, 1948 she married Milton T. Salentine at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Ladysmith, WI.  He preceded her in death on March 3, 1990. Together they ran a dairy farm in Luxemburg until retirement in 1988.  She was an active member of St. Mary Church, Luxemburg and the Christian Mother Society, volunteering for numerous activities.  Her enjoyments included, playing cards, bowling and socializing with friends.  Most of all she cherished spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Survivors include seven children, John “Jack” (Diane) Salentine, Kewaunee; Jean (Gary) Cribb, Green Bay; Tom (Joan) Salentine, Casco; Randy (LaDonne) Salentine, Luxemburg; Rhonda (Kelly) Brusky, Sturgeon Bay; Nancy (Pat) Sladky Bins, Green Bay; Debbie (Dale) Pribek, Kewaunee; 13 grandchildren, Mike (Molly) Salentine, Brian (Michelle) Salentine, Shawn (Greg) Loberger, Shannon (Adam) Nowak, Shane (Becky) Salentine, Stephanie (Mike) Paye, Ashley (T.J.) Metzler, Ethan Salentine, Derek Salentine, Britanie (Stephen) Nowak, Alyssa (Danny) Vandertie, Cole (Naomi) Sladky, Ashlyn Pribek; three step-grandchildren, Thoran (Shawn) Cribb, Tara (Jake) Appel, Katie Cribb; 18 great-grandchildren, Mitchell Salentine, Maya Salentine, Nolan Salentine, Gabriella Salentine, Marissa Loberger, Seth Loberger, Blake Nowak, Aliya Nowak, Caleb Nowak, Brynn and Parker Salentine, Mason Paye, Addison Paye, Griffin Paye, Andi Metzler, Ramzi Metzler, Mila Salentine, William Nowak; two step-great grandchildren, Brittany (Devon) Lenz, Jace Cribb; one step-great-great-grandchild, Oliver Lenz; one sister in law, Beatrice Salentine, Luxemburg; one brother in law, Ervin Destree, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by, one son in law, Edward A. Wavrunek; five brothers, Matt (Evelyn) Verdegan, Ray (Dorothy) Verdegan, Earl (Celina) Verdegan, Ed (Verneal) Verdegan, Rev. Al Verdegan; six sisters, Ella (Neil) Schneider, Agnes (Lee) Fandel, Rosie (Butch) Vanderbloemen, Lorraine (Jim) Leonard, Louella Verdegan, Jean (Bud) Charais;  brothers in law, and sisters in law,  Donald Salentine, John Salentine, Helen (Donald) Peot, Marian (Leo) Salmon, Marcie (Ed) Salmon, Audrey Destree; her father in law and mother in law, John N. and Anna R. (Oberhofer) Salentine.

Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, June 14, 2019.  Closing parish rosary at 7:00 pm, Friday with Deacon Bob Miller.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 am and 10:45 am Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the family. www.mcmahonfh.com

The family wishes to extend a note of thanks to Unity Hospice, Pam Miller and her staff at Helping Hearts Assisted Living, past and present, for making each day a good day for Mom the last four years, all of Mom’s friends at Helping Hearts, St. Vincent Hospital E. R. and 9th floor personnel, Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Squad and family and friends who offered support and visits.

Dementia may have affected Mom’s memory, but it didn’t change her pleasant personality and for that we are THANKFUL!

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Betty’s name.

Florretta S. (Colle) Lischka

Florretta  Lischka, age 100 of Kewaunee died on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Bellin Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.  She was born on October 26, 1918 in Luxemburg to the late Peter and Elizabeth (Haen) Colle.  

She married Anton Lischka Sr. on January 8, 1938 at St. Mary’s Church in Luxemburg.  They shared sixty eight years together, he preceded her in death on September 1, 2006.

She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Church, Krok, now St. Therese Parish.  She loved being with her nieces and nephews and later her grandchildren.  She and Anton loved polka dancing.

Survivors include her children: Tony (Jane) Lischka, Kewaunee; Steve (June) Lischka, Kewaunee; five grandchildren: Renee (Glenn) Reckelberg; Tony Lischka III (special friend, Stacy); Christopher (Laurie) Lischka; Kari (Troy) Konop; April Lischka (Fiancé Scott Siebold); five great grandchildren: Katelyn Buresh; Kailey; Alisyn; Justin Lischka; Hunter Konop; one great great grandchild: Everly and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by an infant son: Dennis; one grandson: Andrew Lischka; two brothers: Roman Colle; Peter (Edna) Colle; four sisters: Lucille (Bill) Sisel; Marie (Julius) Suess; Elizabeth Colle; Lorraine (Grant) Maedke.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 14 at St. Hedwig Church, East Krok until the time of services.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Fr. Dennis Drury.  Following a lunch at church, burial will take place at St. John Cemetery, Krok.

The family would like to thank Kewaunee Care Center for the care and concern that they gave Florretta and her family for the last ten years, Kewaunee Ambulance and Bellin Hospital ER.

Eleanor Irene Naze

Eleanor  died peacefully under the care of Aurora Hospice in Green Bay on Saturday June 8, 2019.  She was 95 years old and was born on May 24, 1924 in Kewaunee to the late Wenzel and Catherine (Pardowsky) Janda.  

She graduated from Kewaunee High School and was a bookkeeper for many years at Kewaunee Bottling Works.  

On August 23, 1958 she married Myron Naze, he preceded her in death on March 14, 2002. 

In her earlier years she loved to polka and had her favorite dancing shoes.  Her husband, Myron had his own polka band.  Eleanor was an avid newspaper reader and would cut articles and jokes out to share with other people.  Her love of collecting and reading cookbooks was also a way of sharing a favorite recipe.  Playing bingo and card games was a weekly occurrence along with her garage sale shopping.  She also had a soft spot for animals, especially cats and dogs.  She took great pride in her appearance, but wearing her numerous beaded sweatshirts was her trademark.  A devoted wife, she cared for her husband who had MS for 27 years.

She belonged to Holy Rosary Church and also did volunteer work at Kewaunee Care Center. 

She is survived by her niece Cheryl (Scott) Ohrmundt, Wausau, WI and her nephew Steven Janda, Owen, WI and many cousins and friends.  She was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law Sylvester and Betty Janda and her sister Grace.

Friends may call at Buchanan Funeral Home after 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:45 p.m. on  Friday June 14 at the funeral home with Dcn. Chuck Agnew officiating.  Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery.  

The family wishes to thank Kathy and her staff at Silver Leaf Assisted Living for their outstanding compassion and support for Eleanor and her family.

Eleanor "Jean" Casey

Eleanor “Jean” Casey, 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay.

     She was born June 21, 1929 in Buffalo, New York, daughter of the late Robert Martin and Eleanor May (Brown) Eiss.  After graduating from Neenah High School, she attended Lawrence University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English.  Jean worked as an English teacher at Wausau High School for two years before marrying her husband, William P. Casey in Oshkosh on February 28, 1953.  She worked for Bell Telephone Company until her first child was born.  She was a stay at home mom until after her three children were in high school.  Jean then returned to education by writing a federal grant application for Neenah High School and worked as a teacher’s aide in the English department.  Jean and Bill retired to Door County and Jean worked in the Butik at Al Johnson’s in Sister Bay, as well as volunteered for many years at The Clearing.

     She was a member of St. Rosalia’s Catholic Church (now, Stella Maris Parish – Sister Bay site).  Jean loved to sing in the church choir and with the Peninsula Singers.  She was a creative individual who enjoyed knitting and writing.  Her favorite pastime, though, was meeting with people and learning about their lives.  She was a great conversationalist and, just as important, a great listener.

     Jean will be missed by her loving husband of 66 years, Bill; children, Kathleen Anne (Lynn) Casey-McKee of Atlanta, Georgia, William Robert (Kris) Casey of Manitowoc, and James Patrick (Caryn) Casey of Burbank, California; grandchildren, Michael (Aubrey) Delinsky, Caitlin (Taylor) Watts, Katherine (Jordan Kabat) Casey, Emily Casey, Liam Casey, Siera Casey and Carlie (Scott Simick) Casey; and brother, Robert (Georgia) Eiss.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Eleanor Eiss.

     Jean’s life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Stella Maris Parish-Sister Bay site at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. David Ruby officiating. She will be laid to rest in Rowleys Bay Cemetery. There will be no visitation prior to Mass.

     A memorial service will also be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay at 11:00 a.m.  A luncheon will follow the service.

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

Kordla (Kay) Mae Bartz

Kordla (Kay) Mae Bartz, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, WI passed away on May 29, 2019 at Pine Crest Village in Sturgeon Bay, WI.  She was born June 30, 1939 in Suring, WI to Harold and Erma (Schuettpelz) Bartz.  She graduated from Suring High School in 1957 and attended nursing school at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Indiana.  She became a registered nurse in 1960.
Kay worked as a surgical nurse for her entire career.  She was employed by several hospitals, including Stanford University, Chicago Wesleyan Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Hospital. She served on the surgical teams for some of the earliest heart transplants and many innovative orthopedic procedures.  She was proud of her nursing contributions and always placed patient care as her top priority. She became a resident at Pine Crest Village in 2013.
Survivors include four siblings, David (Rachael) Bartz of Sturgeon Bay, Althea (Loren) Korte of Lexington, MA, Myrna (Robert) Eslinger of Long Island, NY, Harold (MaryAnn) Bartz of Plano, TX and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her beloved cat, Maggie.
The family wishes to thank niece Laurie Thiede for her loving companionship, the staff and residents of Pine Crest Village for the care and love they showed Kay during her stay, and the staff of Unity Hospice for the excellent care during her final days.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com
Memorials may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House (www.rmhc.org) in her name.

 

Sue Rydzewski

Susan M. Rydzewski, 61, Pilsen, died early Saturday morning, June 8, 2019.  She was born on August 12, 1957 to the late Ardeal A. and Irene A. (Piszczek) Ledvina in Green Bay. She graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School and worked at the Fort Howard Company, she volunteered at the Luxemburg-Casco Schools and was her brother John’s right hand farm hand along with babysitting many of her nieces and nephews.  Sue was a wonderful caregiver for her Mother, who entered Heaven, 03-09-19.  On October 14, 1983 Sue married Thomas J. Rydzewski at St. Joseph Church in Pilsen.  Together they have a beautiful daughter, Nicole, the love and center of their lives.

Susan is survived by her loving husband, Tom and loving daughter Nicole;  sisters and brothers, Mary Jane Chervenka, Denmark; Carol (Lloyd) Kwasny, Green Bay; Pat (Dale) Jandrain, Luxemburg; Joanne (Lee) Ledvina, Kewaunee; Jim (Mary) Ledvina, John (Leah) Ledvina, all of Luxemburg; brothers in law, Dennis (Joanne) Rydzewski, Darboy; John (Mary) Rydzewski, Milwaukee; Peter Rydzewski, Two Rivers; nieces and nephews.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents; her father in law and mother in law, Ralph and Bernice Rydzewski; one brother in law, Denis Chervenka.

Friends may call at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph – St. John Site in Pilsen, 9:00 to 10:45 am on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  Funeral 11:00 am on Thursday at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen.

 

Sue was a beautiful, compassionate, hardworking and loving wife, mother and sister.  She was completely selfless and always thought of others and put others before herself.  She was a wonderful wife to her husband, Tom and the best mother to their daughter, Nicole. She always liked to surprise others with gifts to make them feel loved and special.  Sue always had a kind word and gave great advice when asked.  She was reliable and always was available when someone needed her.  She loved reading, gardening, flowers, canning, working at the home farm and spending time with her family.  She was an excellent cook, gardener and homemaker.  She spent a lot of her life caring for her elderly mother and always went out of her way to help others.  She always brought light and sunshine wherever she went.  She was always so happy, cheerful and willing to pitch in to help without being asked. She had a beautiful smile that would light up the room whenever she entered.  She was so beautiful inside and out.  Sue was such a beautiful woman and the perfect role model.  She always knew what to do to make others feel better and was so wise.  She knew so much information about everything and always surprised others with her knowledge and wit.  One quote that she found and always liked was “What if you woke up today with only the things that you thanked God for yesterday?”

 

Sue will be dearly and deeply missed and loved by so many.

Marian Gaedtke

Marian M. Gaedtke, 86, of Montpelier, died Friday evening, June 07, 2019 at a local hospital.  She was born February 16, 1933 in Kewaunee County to the late Walter and Alma (Hanmann) Siegmund. On April 23, 1955 Marian married Melvin A. Gaedtke at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kewaunee.  He preceded her in death on December 22, 2006.  Her enjoyments included crocheting and making the counties best tasting peanut squares.

 

Survivors include her four children, Mike Gaedtke, Green Bay; Melanie (Paul) Czoske, Kewaunee; Mark (Carolyn) Gaedtke, FL; Michelle (Brian) Osterloth, Two Rivers; thirteen grandchildren, David Czoske, Joshua Czoske, Amanda Mastalir (special friend, Andrew Reps), Brian Gaedtke, Tony Gaedtke, Nathanael Gaedtke, Sean Gaedtke, Zachary Gaedtke, Jason Gaedtke, Nicole (Chris) Struck, Laura (Jerry) Bohman, Stephanie (Anthony) Neuser, Brandon Osterloth; thirteen great-grandchildren, Thea and Lili Czoske, Kendra, Sage and Cullen Czoske, Scarlet Mastalier, Breanna and Dominick Struck, Isabella Borley, Daemon Bohman, Ania DePas, Kaylee and Sylus Neuser; one brother and three sisters in law, Lyle (Lois) Siegmund, Ruth Siegmund, Lois Siegmund, all of Kewaunee; one sister, Sandy (Art) Schweiner, Denmark; many nieces and nephews.

 

Marian was preceded in death by, four brothers, Walter (Freida) Siegmund, Ken Siegmund, John Siegmund, Lynn Siegmund; one sister, Leona (Glenway) Breitlow; brothers in law and sisters in law, Sylvester and Bertha Gaedtke, Marvin and Norma Gaedtke, Vernetta and Ed Bosdeck; one nephew, Wayne Bosdeck.

 

Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 7 pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.  Closing parish prayer service, 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier.  Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.  Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Montpelier.

Joan A. Draeb

Joan A. Draeb, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday afternoon, May 31, 2019 at Door County Medical Center.

     Joan Elizabeth was born to Otis and Clara (Kvasse) Aamodt January 16, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the third of their four daughters.

     She graduated from River Falls High School and continued her education from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Joan graduated from West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing in Oak Park, Illinois.

     On October 25, 1947, she married J. William Draeb in Oak Park, Illinois.  They first met while at the Pine Resort in Idlewild where Joan was employed during the summer months. Together they operated Draeb Jewelers in Sturgeon Bay. They had three children, Karen Marie, Elizabeth Lydia and George William.

     She worked at Door County Memorial Hospital in extended care for many years before taking a job at Bay Ship in their medical department. Joan was an avid knitter and weaver and she enjoyed playing bridge.

     Joan was a member of Bay View Lutheran Church.    

     She is survived by her two children, Betsy (Mike) Kelly of Plainwell, MI and George (Joan) Draeb of Sturgeon Bay; seven grandchildren, Kathryn (Terrance) Stafford, Elizabeth (Jeremy) Albrecht, John (Kelly M.) Kelly, Erik Hays, Cheryl (David) Ehlers, Brian (Samantha) Kelly, and Bill (Rose Teskie) Draeb; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Virginia Hecht of Denver; and many nieces and nephew.

     Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Clara Aamodt; husband, Bill; daughter, Karen Hays; and sisters, Agnes Aamodt and Karen Aamodt.

     Her life will be honored with a funeral service held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Burial will follow in Bayside Cemetery.

     Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Joan’s name to Bay View Lutheran Church or the Peninsula Symphonic Band.

     Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Draeb family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Joan may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Robert "Willie" Williquette

Robert “Willie” L. Williquette, 88, of Green Bay, died early Wednesday morning, June 05, 2019 at a local nursing home.  He was born in Duck Creek on January 24, 1931 to the late Lester and Marie (Hendricks) Williquette.  On September 23, 1950 he married Donna Rempett at Annunciation Catholic Church in Green Bay.  She preceded him in death on June 27, 1994.  On July 27, 1996 Bob married Patricia Balmes-Firkins at Nativity Catholic Church, Green Bay.  She preceded him in death on April 27, 2012.  Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy.  He is best remembered for Willie’s Bar in Thiry Daems, a business he ran for 25 years and was noted as an avid pool shooter. His enjoyments included playing cards, travelling and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his two daughters, Becky (Bill) Renier, Luxemburg; Diane (Lyle) LaLuzerne, Sturgeon Bay; five step-children, Cindy, Donna, Dawn, Diane, Sandy; five grandchildren, Stacy LaLuzerne, Scott (Kelly) LaLuzerne, Angie (Phil) Koebe, Beau (Jenni) Renier, Haley Renier (Jeremy Christenson);  great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Delilah, Waylon, Jude and  Valerie; many step-grandchildren and step – great-grandchildren;  one sister, Marlus Knaus, Green Bay;  one brother in law, Robert Blake, WI; one sister in law, Shirley Verheyden, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

Willie was preceded in death by, two sisters and three brothers in law, June Blake, Germaine (Roy) Coppens, Merle Knaus; Lyle Verheyden, and many other brothers in law and sisters in law.

Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 9:00 to 11:20 pm on Saturday, June 8, 2019.  Funeral service 11:30 am on Saturday at the funeral home with Deacon Bob Miller.  Full Military Rites to follow with the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg.  Entombment in the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.  www.mcmahonfh.com

A special thanks to the staff of Bornemann Nursing Home and Compassus Hospice.

Robert Stanley Samuelson

Robert Stanley Samuelson, 79, of Puryear, Tennessee, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2019 at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

     He was born March 6, 1940 in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late Stanley Gordon and Grace Dorothy (Keith) Samuelson and was raised at Samuelson’s in Sturgeon Bay. After graduating from high school, Bob enlisted into the United States Coast Guard and served in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Coast Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in 1980, after honorably serving his country for 34 years. Bob was united in marriage with Annie-Laurie Thomas on November 26, 1958 at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church. The two were blessed with 60 years of marriage. Bob was a busy, active, and nice man who will be missed by many.

     Bob’s memory lives on in the hearts of his loving wife, Annie-Laurie; daughter, Julie-Ann Samuelson; grandsons, Robert C. (Jennifer) Samuelson, Knowles (Maegan) Samuelson, Thomas (Samantha) Curlings, and Austin (Emily) Curlings; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Barrette; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Grace Samuelson; brother, Keith Samuelson; sister, Mary Elonich; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Barrette and Francis Thomas; and sisters-in-law, Martha Bergmeier and Charolette Grosskrueger.

     Bob’s life will be honored with a funeral service on Friday, June 14, 2019 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Shiloh Moravian Church. Military honors will follow the funeral service. He will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

     Huehns Funeral Home has been entrusted with caring for the Samuelson family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Bob may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

Neil Freiman Anderson

Neil Freiman Anderson, 87, of Green Bay, formerly of Fish Creek, was called Home to be with the Lord and was reunited with his wife, Patricia, Tuesday morning, June 4, 2019 at Parkview Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center.

     He was born March 4, 1932 in Fish Creek, the son of Lester Edwin and Laura May (Freiman) Anderson. Neil graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1950 and then enlisted to serve his country with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned home to take care of the family cottages The Parkside Cottages for two years before going to work for Jungwirth Ace Hardware in Sister Bay. Neil studied to become a master plumber and he went to work for Williams Plumbing and Heating in Baileys Harbor. He then started his own plumbing business, Anderson Plumbing and Heating, in mid 1970s. Neil retired from the plumbing business in the late 1980s.

     He married Patricia Ann Gerdman on September 14, 1957 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor where they remained longtime members. Neil and Patricia were blessed with over 54 years of marriage. Patricia passed away February 7, 2013.

     Neil liked ducks and was a former member of Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed collecting coins and putting together model airplanes. Neil was a proud veteran and had great respect for the flag. Every day he and his children would raise the flag at home, and he taught them how to properly fold the flag (so that no red ever showed). On April 13, 2016, Neil attended the Honor Flight with fellow Korean War veterans.

     He will be missed by his five children, Barbara (Larry) Cain of Toledo, OH, Christine (Richard) Voigtlander of Vadnais Heights, MN, John (Theresa) Anderson of Sturgeon Bay, Debra (Eric) Kordon of Sister Bay, and Thomas (friend, Jennifer Process) Anderson of Green Bay; eight grandchildren, Shawn (Sarah) Cain, Michael (Erin) Voigtlander, Robert (Jonathon Ostazeski) Voigtlander, Paige Anderson, Samuel and Jacob Kordon, and Karli and Makenzie Anderson; sister, Joyce (Tom) Beyer of Green Bay; three siblings-in-law, Rozanna Gerdman of Baileys Harbor, Glenn (Joyce) Gerdman of Ephraim, and Mary Jane (John) Olson of Oshkosh; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Neil was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Ruth Terry; brother-in-law, Donald Gerdman; special friend Gladys Bauer; and many other relatives.

     His life will be honored with a funeral service held at 12:00 noon on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor with Pastor Gary Scharrig officiating. Neil will be laid to rest in Blossomberg Cemetery, beside his wife, Patricia.

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

     Condolences and memorials may be given in his memory. They can be sent to 2200 Mahon Court, Green Bay, WI 54311.

     "Our family would like to extend a special thanks to the staffs of Parkview Manor, Major General Jacob Brown Veterans Manor in Green Bay (where Neil had lived these past five years), and Unity Hospice for their care given to our father."

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

Thomas "Barry" McNulty

Thomas Barry McNulty, "Barry" to all who knew him, 88, of Washington Island, WI, passed away Wednesday morning, June 5, 2019 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

     He was born September 3, 1930 in Chicago, IL, the son of William Philip McNulty and Jean (Mackenzie) McNulty. Barry graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL in 1948. He went on to study liberal arts and history at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where he earned his Bachelor's degree in 1952. Barry married Anne Whitson Reisse in Illinois in 1957. They shared over eight years of marriage and were blessed with two sons, Whitson and William III.

     Barry worked as a mortgage broker for United American Mortgage in Chicago for over 30 years. In his retirement, he moved to Washington Island in Door County, WI, a place he had visited for years, earlier in life.

     Barry coached little league baseball for his son, William, in Glencoe, IL. He loved to read especially, history. Barry enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid hiker. He liked walking on Washington Island, usually right down the middle of the road!

     Barry's memory will live in the hearts of his son, Whitson Barry McNulty of Hebron, IL; former wife, Anne Whipple of Lake Forest, IL; two granddaughters, Maya Cruz of Grass Valley, CA and Kira Felde of Schaumburg, IL; three grandchildren, Kassius, Jada, and Olive Cruz; longtime companion, Lynda Thompson of Charlotte, NC; and other relatives.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Philip McNulty III; granddaughter, Anabel Lee McNulty; brother, William Philip McNulty II; and other relatives.

     Barry will be laid to rest near family in All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL. No public services will be held.

     A special thanks goes out to the staffs of Unity Hospice and Door County Medical Center for their care given to Barry.

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

Glenn G. Olson

Glenn G. Olson, 81 (and a half), of Fish Creek, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Door County Medical Center.

     He was born November 30, 1937, son of the late Harry and Vera (Lundgren) Olson.  After graduating from Oconomowoc High School in 1956, Glenn worked as a production manager for the Daily Herald in Chicago.  At the age of 50, he attended Harper College in Palatine, IL and achieved his baking degree.  Glenn and his first wife, Deanna Rolfs (who preceded him in death in 1996), moved to Door County in 1992 and bought the Country Walk Bake Shop, which Glenn owned and operated until his retirement.  He was proud to be able to use the cherries and apples out of his own orchard.  After selling the bake shop, Glenn sold his famous baked goods in Main Street Market, Ray’s Cherry Hut (now White Cottage Red Door), and Wood Orchard Market. 

     He married Judy A. (Christianson) Hartl at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay on November 4, 2000.  Together, they enjoyed traveling with their friends, the occasional trip to the casino, and spending time with their five-couple dinner group.  They attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville and St. Peters Lutheran Church.

     Glenn enjoyed watching the Packers, golfing, fishing, and being a member of the Egg Harbor Lions Club.  He relished in baking his scrumptious cherry pies and cherry strudels for his grandchildren while listening to the activities they were partaking in.

     Glenn will be missed by his loving wife, Judy; daughters, Dawn Cashman and Jennifer (Craig) Hunter; step-children, Brian (Kathy) Hartl, Ricky (Gina) Hartl, Mark Hartl, and Colleen (Chris) DeGrave; grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Maliszewski and Ben (Brittany) Cashman, Sawyer, Izack, Eli, and Liam Olson, Wesley, Jacob, and Peter Hunter, Bryce Hartl, and Tanner and Hailey DeGrave; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Josephine Maliszewski; sister, Lynn Hill; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Vera Olson; wife, Deanna Olson; and son, Greg Olson.

     Glenn’s life will be honored with a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Gary Sharrig officiating.  He will be laid to rest in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Juddville on Monday June 10, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

     Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

     “Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Richard Hogan and the ICU staff at the Door County Medical Center, Pastor Gary Sharrig, Yvonne Boettcher, Judy’s family, and our close friends for your love and support during this difficult time.”

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

Marvin C. Kuehl

Marvin C. Kuehl, age 86, died May 29, 2019 at Linden Manor in Kewaunee after a brief illness following a recent cancer diagnosis. He was born January 16, 1933 in Kewaunee, son of the late Alvin "Hogan" Kuehl and Leona (Forst) Kuehl.

Marvin graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1951. In his youth he lived in the sheriff's quarters at what is now the Kewaunee County Jail Museum when both his father and mother served as Kewaunee County Sheriff for a 10 yr span in the 1940's & 50's.

He married Gertrude Zeman on June 27, 1959 in at Holy Rosary Church, Kewaunee, WI. Married for nearly 60 years, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. They enjoyed traveling and spending time with their grandchildren together.

He was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Parish, graduating from Holy Rosary School and serving for many years as an usher, as well as an adult altar server and on the parish council. He was a former member of the Kewaunee Jaycees.

Marvin was employed for over 37 years at Wisconsin Public Service. Started in the Algoma office, then worked in the Kewaunee office as an estimator, retiring in 1994.

A proud and avid supporter of local sports, he served as a team manager throughout his high school years, and attended countless KHS ballgames over the past 70+ years. He spent many years organizing and managing men's teams for baseball, softball and the old-timers leagues. He enjoyed following the Packers, Brewers, Badgers and all Kewaunee teams and liked fishing, bowling, playing cards, and camping trips with the family when his children were growing up. He especially enjoyed his morning coffee downtown with the guys at Harbor Express.

Survivors include his wife: Gertrude Kuehl (married nearly 60 years); two sons: Kevin Kuehl, Green Bay; Ken Kuehl, Kewaunee; two daughters: Kathy Kuehl, Brooklyn, NY; Kris (Dan) Cunningham, Prairie du Sac, WI; two grandchildren: Evelyn and Evan Cunningham; Sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Mary and Don Verdegan, Kewaunee; Sister-in-law: Sue Zeman, Kewaunee; wonderful Godchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Alvin and Leona Kuehl; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law: Edward and Frances Zeman; Brothers-in-law: Jerry Zeman and Lloyd Zeman; Nephew: Jon Verdegan.

Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 at Holy Rosary Church, 519 Kilbourn St.  Kewaunee until the time of services.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. James Dillenburg at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank: Bellin Hospital and the Unity Hospice Care workers. Mary Kay and the staff at Linden Manor in Kewaunee for their kindness and excellent care.

Charles Albrecht Farrand

Charles Albrecht Farrand, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully with family by his side, Monday afternoon, May 20, 2019 at Cardinal Ridge CBRF.

     He was born March 10, 1937 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Dr. Howard Hubert Farrand and Pearl Inez (Albrecht) Farrand. Charlie graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1955. He continued his education at Carelton College in Northfield, MN where he earned a BA degree in 1959 and then at Oshkosh State Teachers College where he earned a BS degree in 1963.

     Charlie taught English as a foreign language in Talas, Turkey from 1959 to 1961 and then returned to Wisconsin to teach economics and various history classes at Madison West High School from 1963 to 1992. Many of his students remained friends throughout his life. He retired to his hometown of Sturgeon Bay and wintered in Borrego Springs, California until 2009.

     Charlie was a very kind and generous person with a great sense of humor. He loved Door County but was drawn by the warmth and beauty of the desert. He never missed an opportunity to share his surroundings with family and friends. Charlie was an avid sports fan and also enjoyed playing and watching golf. He loved to read, especially historical novels and murder mysteries.

     He is survived by his nephews and nieces, David (Joy) Tomjanovich, Steven (Lynn) Tomjanovich, both of Sturgeon Bay, Todd (Mona) Farrand of Mission Viejo, CA, Robyn (Matt) Riches of Highlands Ranch, CO, Karen (Danny) Kinchen of Blairsville, GA, and Betty (Charles) Thompson of Springtown, TX; eleven great-nephews and great-nieces; nine great-great-nephews and great-great-nieces; and other relatives.

     Charles was preceded in death by his parents; three siblings, John “Jack” (Marie) Farrand, Kathryn (John “Ed”) Tomjanovich, and James (Corrine) Farrand; and niece, Anne Tomjanovich Zwettler; and other relatives.

     He will be laid to rest by family in Bayside Cemetery with a private graveside committal.

     Memorials may be given in Charles’ name for Unity Hospice.

     “Our family would like to extend a special thanks the staffs at Cardinal Ridge and Unity Hospice for their compassionate care and kindness given to Charlie during his time there, and also thank you to Huehns Funeral Home.”

Paula Sue Symons

Paula Sue Symons, 65, of Institute, in the Town of Sevastopol, WI, was called Home to be with the Lord early Friday morning, May 24, 2019 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI.
     She was born March 24, 1954 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of Paul Lawrence Saladin and Madelyn Therese (Audette) Saladin. Paula grew up attending St. Jude Catholic Church in White Pine, MI and graduated from White Pine High School in 1972. She went on to study accounting at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, MI. On June 21, 1973, Paula was united in marriage to Darrel Alan Symons at St. Jude Catholic Church.
     While in high school and college, she worked for Paoli's Market in White Pine. Paula then went to work for Red Owl (grocery store) in White Pine before owning Silver City General Store for 10 years. She worked for White Pine Hardware Store for a little over a year before going to work for White Pine High School for five years. There, Paula cared for students with special needs.
     She and Darrel relocated to Door County, WI in 1999 after her brother, Patrick, and his family moved there. Paula was employed with Sevastopol School District where she was the elementary school secretary and athletic director secretary for 20 years. She loved her students with all her heart and helped ensure they were all taken care of by providing clothes and food (an effort which became known at school as "Paula's Pantry") and presents as well. Paula was at all of the Sevastopol athletic events, supporting the students, her sons, Phil and Andy during their years of coaching, and helping wherever else she was needed. "She was ALL SCHOOL."
     Family meant everything to Paula; she loved attending family events and just spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Paula liked riding her bike to school and being outdoors. She also enjoyed cooking.
     Paula's love will live on in the hearts of her husband, Darrel with whom she was blessed with nearly 46 years of marriage; two sons; Phil (Missy) Symons and Andy (girlfriend, Emily Marggraf) Symons, both of Sturgeon Bay, WI; two grandchildren, Taylan and Kinsley Symons; five siblings, Patrick "Pat" (Kathryn "Kathy") Saladin of Sturgeon Bay, WI, Pamela "Pam" Saladin of Detroit, MI, Patricia "Patti" (Robert "Bob") Calhoun of Farmington, MN, Terry (Lori) Saladin of Minneapolis, MN, Amy (Matthew "Mutt") Pierpont of Minneapolis, MN; two siblings-in-law, Debra (Daniel) Audette and Daniel Symons, both of Marquette; other relatives; her Sevastopol School family; and many other dear friends.
     She was preceded in death by her parents.
     Paula's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay, WI with Fr. Carl Schmitt as celebrant. She will be laid to rest in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Ontonagon, MI. 
     Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, WI from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019 with a wake service to conclude the evening at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:50 p.m.
     "Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staffs of the cancer center at Froedert Hospital and St. Vincent Hospital for their care given to Paula and to the entire Sevastopol School District students, staff, and families for all of your love and support this past year."

 

Sandra Ann Marquardt

Sandra Ann Marquardt, age 73, died on Sunday, May 26, 2019.  She was born on January 28, 1946 to the late Alex and Helen Vandertie.
Sandy attended Sturgeon Bay High School and later graduated from Southern Door High School in 1964. On December 4, 1976, she married the love of her life, Dave Marquardt in Duluth, Mn.  Together they raised six wonderful children.
They moved to Green Bay fifteen years ago.

At the age of nine, Sandy contracted polio.  Despite her disability and health difficulties, Sandy never let her condition hold her back.  She wanted, more than anything to be like everyone else. But despite her efforts, Sandy was anything but average in her bravery and determination to accomplish whatever goals she set her mind to.  In addition to her family, Sandy enjoyed attending her flowers, sewing, and creating beautiful crafts.  She stitched or beaded all the ornaments on her Christmas tree. She had a special talent for cooking delicious meals and baking tempting desserts.  Sandy loved reminiscing with her Sturgeon Bay classmates.  Above all, Sandy was all about caring for the needs of her family. 

Survivors include Sandy’s loving husband, Dave; six children, David (Cindy) Marquart, Mark (Lisa) Marquart , Debbie (Bernie) Serre, Sharon (Dean) Paulson,
 Laura (Kari) Marquardt, and Tony Marquardt.  Additionally, Sandy was blessed with twelve grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Sandy is also survived by her two sisters, Sally (Wayne) Stenzel and Susan (Michael) Eliason and siblings- in-law; Butch (Dorothy) Marquardt, Susan McMaster, Linda (Rodger) Hinkelman, Carl (Linda) Marquardt, and Paul Marquardt.

Preceding her in death are her parents, Alex and Helen, brother Sanford (Irene), infant son Brad, in-laws, Roland and Lois Marquardt, niece Debra Vandertie and nephew Steven Vandertie.

Private funeral arrangements will be handled by the family.  Sandy’s family would like to thank the staffs of St. Vincent’s Hospital and Unity Hospice for their attentive care.

Lenore G. Wilke

Lenore G. Wilke, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away, early Saturday morning, May 25, 2019 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay from complications of a heart attack.

     She was born March 19, 1930 in Juddville, the daughter of the late William and Dora (Corbisier) Resler. Lenore graduated from Gibraltar High School with the class of 1949. She was united in marriage to Robert F. Wilke on October 14, 1950 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Egg Harbor. They were blessed with over 52 years of marriage. Robert preceded her in death on December 22, 2002. 

     In Lenore’s early years, she worked for the Amity Leather Company and Porter-Kiehnau Home Care. She was a stay-at-home mom and took pride in raising her two sons, Robert “Rob” and Richard Wilke. Lenore was active as a den mother of her sons’ Cub Scouts troop and also helped with Little League ball game activities. “Mom was always willing to lend a hand or help others before herself.”

     She was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay. Lenore was an avid fan of the Milwaukee Brewers and loved cooking, baking, and spending time with her family who meant the world to her. She was well-known for her potato salad often requested by family and friends. Lenore’s most recent joy after her sons grew up was spending time with her granddaughter, Ashley; they had a treasured relationship together.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Dora; husband, Robert; brother, Bill Resler; sister-in-law, Betty Jane Resler; and brother-in-law, Richard Jorgensen.

     Lenore is survived by her two sons, Robert (Vikki) Wilke of Green Bay and Richard Wilke of Sturgeon Bay; granddaughter, Ashley Wilke; two step-grandchildren, Sara Engelland and Thomas McMillion; three step-great-grandchildren, Riley, Aya, and Kisa Engelland; two sisters, Joanne Tomlinson and Mary Ann Jorgensen; brother, John Resler; sister-in law Carolyn Resler; along with many nieces and nephews.

     Lenore’s children would like to thank the ER staff at Door County Memorial Hospital as well as Dr. Timmons and his staff at Bellin Hospital. A special thank you to the Bellin Hospital ICU nurses for the remarkable care provided to our mother.

     Her life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Lenore will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery beside her husband, Robert.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.

     Memorials may be made in her memory with a fund to be determined.

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

Bernice M. (Sager) Pribek

Bernice “Berr” Pribek, age 92, of Kewaunee died on Thursday 23, 2019 at Kewaunee Care Center in Kewaunee.  She was born May 4, 1927 in Kewaunee to the late John and Mary (Wessely) Sager.

She married the late Wencel J. Pribek on September 25, 1948 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Norman.  

Her mother passed when Bernice was 4 years old, so she was raised by her late aunt and uncle Howard and Ruby Sager.  She attended Carlton Grade School.   After she married she worked as a cook at Schneider’s Triangle.  After her children were all in school, she worked at Kewaunee Equipment making baby furniture.  After retirement she baby sat for her family and friends.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and a Rosary Society Member

Bernice is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law: Beverly (David) Walecka and Kathy Pribek: one son and two daughters-in-law: Jim (Deb) and Jill Pribek, all of Kewaunee.  Seven grandchildren: Rhonda (Chris) Coisman, Mindy (Mitch) Cole, Jamie (Kyle) Schneider, Ryan (Megan) Pribek, Aaron Pribek, Kim (Tyler Wotachek) Pribek, Eric Pribek.  Great grandchildren: Nathan, Matt and Jacob Coisman, Mason and Eden Cole, Carter and Rhett Schneider, Carlene and Lyle Pribek.  Brothers-in-law  and sisters-in-law: Lenard Pribek, Donald (Dorothy) Pribek, Eugene (Dolores) Pribek.  She is preceded in death by her son Robert (Bob) Pribek; two grandchildren Robby and Robin Pribek.  Brother-in-law and sisters-in-laws: Joseph (Joyce) Pribek and Anna Mae Pribek.

Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee on Thursday May 30, 2019.  Wake service will be at 7:00 p.m. by Dcn. Chuck Agnew.  Visitation will continue on Friday May 31, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kewaunee with Fr. James Dillenburg officiating.  Burial will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery.

A special thank you to the staff of Kewaunee Care Center and Unity Hospice for their loving care of Bernice. 

Dorothy Beatrice (Worachek) Bruening

Dorothy Beatrice Bruening, 101-1/2, of Kewaunee, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at MeadowView Assisted Living Center, Two Rivers.  Dorothy was born on September 18, 1917, at her home in Slovan, to the late Louis and Mary (Sisel) Worachek.

She attended Slovan Grade School and graduated from Casco High School in 1935. After high school she worked at St. Nazianz Seminary, attended Business School in Green Bay and worked at Scheffer Cheese and for a lawyer.  After leaving Green Bay, she worked for Mrs. Sylvia Classon as a live-in house keeper for eight years.

She married Elmer (Tiger) Bruening Jr. on February 11, 1947 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kewaunee.  He preceded her in death on March 3, 2013.  Together they owned and operated Tiger and Dorothy’s Bar “in the Loop” for 45 years.  She was a member of the Holy Rosary Society and Catholic Order of Foresters and ran the bar as her husband was actively involved in many organizations.

Dorothy is survived by her three daughters.  Janet Malfroid, grandchild, Connie (Kurt) Funk, great grandchildren, Austin and Megan; grandchild, Tammy Phillips (Brian Miller),great  grandchildren, Derek Phillips and Eden Miller.  Jeanie Lukes, grandchild, Christopher and great grandchild, Elena Lukes; grandchild, Amy M. Henry M.D. (Peter M.D.), great grandchildren, Mitchell, Holly, and Bronwyn Beatrice.  Joanne Hagen (Jeff-son-in-law), grandchild, Jason (and special friend, Chelsey); grandchild, Jerod (Lori) Hagen, great grandchildren, Channing, Harlow, and Jett.  Also surviving Dorothy is her sister, Eileen Hamachek, along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ione Muchowski, and Marce Uhlers, one brother, Russell Worachek, and son-in-law, Roy Malfroid.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29th at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kewaunee, followed by 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, with Fr. James Dillenburg officiating.  Burial will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund per Dorothy’s request will be established.

A sincere appreciation is extended to the staff at MeadowView Assisted Living Center, Two Rivers, Home Care Health Services and Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion given to our mom. A special thank is given to all of her wonderful neighbors and friends.

“It broke our hearts to lose you, but you didn’t go alone, part of us will always be with you, as God has called you to His Heavenly Home!”

Priscilla May Hoeppner Murphy

Priscilla May Hoeppner Murphy, 86, formerly of Sister Bay, passed away February 9, 2019 in Des Moines, IA. 
     Priscilla was born March 4, 1932 in Chicago, daughter of the late Dr. Walter and Catherine (Harvey) Hoeppner. She attended Denison University in Ohio, where she met her husband, Clayton William Murphy, also from Chicago. She was the mother of three sons, Clayton Jr., Robert and William and a grandmother of six. 
     Priscilla was medical researcher at the Rheumatic Fever Institute in Chicago and later worked as a library assistant in several schools in West Des Moines and St. Charles.  Music was a special part of her life. Church, P.E.O., choir and community volunteering were important activities. 
     Priscilla is survived by her sons, Clayton W. (Julie) Murphy, Jr., of Des Moines, Robert G. Murphy of St. Charles, IL and William J. (Debora) Murphy of Lawrenceburg, IN; six grandchildren; sister, Margaret (Norman) Saunders of Minnetonka, MN; and brother, Harvey (Robert) Hoeppner of Palm Springs, CA. 
     She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clayton W. Murphy, Sr.; daughter-in-law, Deborah J. (Kindler) Murphy; and brother, Walter F. Hoeppner, Jr.
     A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the Little Sister Cemetery in Sister Bay at 10:00 a.m. 
     Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Murphy family.  Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Priscilla may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

 

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