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Marvin F. Dorn Sr.

Marvin F. Dorn Sr, 83, of Luxemburg, passed away Friday, March 24, 2023.  He was born in Rankin on April 14, 1939, to the late Gilbert W. Sr.  and Viola A. (Burmeister) Dorn.  On May 11, 1963, Marvin married Judith A. Schreader at St. Joseph Church in Pilsen.  His enjoyments included spending time at the local race track, watching the Green Bay Packer Games, Nascar Races, and listening to Polka music, dancing in his early years. Marvin’s greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of nearly sixty years, Judy, and their four children, Frank (Lindy) Dorn, Mary Dorn, Marvin Jr. (Krissi) Dorn, Patrick (Carrie) Dorn; eight grandchildren, Christopher Dorn, Tyler Dorn, Tayler Worachek, Nathan Worachek, Kimberly (Korey) Stepanek, Elizabeth (Casey) Bins, Matthew Dorn, Sawyer Dorn; two great grandchildren, Beau and Brooks; one brother, Gilbert Jr. “Sonny” (Linda) Dorn; one sister and three brothers in law, Delores (Ronny) Anderson, James Iseberg, Jerome Warden; brothers in law and sisters in law, William (Brenda) Schreader, Gloria Peterson, Margaret Theys, Sue (Kevin) Geimer; many nieces and nephews.

Marvin was preceded in death by, one grandchild, Alyssa Dorn; two sisters, Donna Iseberg, Darlene Warden; brothers in law, Hilton Schreader Jr, Robert Schreader, Earl Peterson, John Theys; his father in law and mother in law, Hilton Sr. and Luella (Servais) Schreader.

Friends may call at St. John Lutheran Church, Luxemburg, between 10:00 am and 12:45 pm, on Friday APRIL 14, 2023.  Funeral service 1:00 pm on Friday with Rev. Carl Brewer officiating. Burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Luxemburg.

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

A thank you is extended to the staff of ABMC third floor ICU, with a heartfelt thank you to Marvin’s faithful racing companion Gary Jadin, for the countless years of being his driving eyes!

Anyone attending the services of the day for Marvin F. Dorn Sr, dressing in racing apparel would be appropriate, as we will be celebrating his birthday!

Roderick J. Schlise

Roderick Joseph Schlise, of Sturgeon Bay, died on March 21st, 2023, the day after his 88th birthday, in the excellent care of Door County Hospital, Dr. Richard Hogan and Unity Hospice.  On March 20, 1935, Rod  was born to Joseph and Hattie (Stoeger) Schlise of Forestville, WI, the oldest of three children, at a time and in a place outfitted with hand pumps and outdoor privies for water and sanitation--features of central significance to his later life.  

After learning the plumbing trade in his Uncle Mark Schlise’s business in Forestville and a single year of business school at Marquette University, Rod and his extremely handy father set off to form Rod Schlise Plumbing and Heating in nearby Maplewood in 1962.  They collaborated successfully with many local contractors and were fortunate to employ a talented labor force drawn largely from local farms and shipyards to bring the convenience of plumbing to homes and businesses all over Door and Kewaunee counties.  Though it sometimes meant going out in the middle of a winter night to fix a furnace or get water flowing to a farmer’s dairy herd, he drew great satisfaction from his work and was very grateful for the loyal patronage of his many customers.  His business endured for 56 years - through economic ups & downs, evolution of plumbing and heating technologies, and the departure of several apprentices who, while working for him, became master plumbers themselves - until a stroke forced Rod into an early retirement at age 83.

In 1964, Rod married Marian Stroh at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood.  They moved to Sturgeon Bay and raised four sons:  Bill, also a master plumber, Paul, Tom, and Chuck who all worked in the family business in their teen and college years. 

Rod was an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, serving on the parish council, helping with fundraising and sharing his expertise in the building trades to help maintain and improve the buildings and grounds of both church and school.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Master Gardeners Association, and served as Plumbing instructor at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.  He and Marian were avid fans and long-time supporters of many Door County cultural institutions including the Peninsula Players, Birch Creek, Northern Sky Theater, Peninsula Music Festival, Ridges Sanctuary, Maritime Museum, Friends of Potawatomi Park, Crossroads at Big Creek, YMCA, Little League baseball teams and the Door County Advocate.  Rod and Marian worked many happy years together, both in their own gardens and helping to build and tend the gardens of Potawatomi Park and the Garden Door of the UW-Peninsular Research Station.  While he arm-chair quarterbacked the Packers to a number of successful seasons, he preferred drives around Sturgeon Bay and Door County, observing their change and growth through the years and recounting the many projects and the people that enriched his long and useful life.  

Rod is survived by his wife Marian,  four sons and grandchildren, Bill and Karen Schlise and their children, Kelley and Joe; Paul and Krystee Schlise and their children, Jake and Zoe; Tom Schlise; Chuck and Tina Schlise and their sons Nick and Nate; his sister Kathy and numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.  He was preceded in death by his sister Donna.

A memorial mass will be conducted at Corpus Christi Church at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 17, 2023, with a luncheon to follow.  Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be directed to any of the organizations that Rod and Marian were involved with.


Sandy M. (LeClair) Sander

She has taken her candle

to another room and I cannot find her,

but I know she was here by the light she has left behind.




Sandy M. (LeClair) Sander, Spring Hill, Fl, passed away unexpectedly March 13, 2023 at Oakhill Hospital, Spring Hill, where she has resided for the last 25 years.


She was born November 1, 1951, in Sturgeon Bay to Richard ‘Pants’ and Helen (Daskare) LeClair and raised in Jacksonport, Wisconsin. On April 2, 1977, she married Richard Sander at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Jacksonport.


In the early 1970s she worked at Doerr Electric, and in her later years she went back to school and earned her associate degree in nursing, which she was very proud of. She worked as an RN at Brooksville Hospital for many years and also did some home health care. Her career allowed her compassion, kindness and sense of humor to be part of her everyday life. She retired in 2016.


Spending time with family was her greatest joy and although she enjoyed crossword puzzles, her passion was crocheting.  She loved to surprise family and friends with baby blankets, baptismal gowns, wedding quilts and many other crocheted items. Her thoughtfulness and creativity came through with every crochet of her hook as she spent many hours making beautiful things for those she loved.


Sandy loved to travel and explore the world with her husband, Rich. She was an avid runner in her early years, loved the water, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Spoiling her great-grandchildren was her most recent pastime since her retirement. Her grandchildren loved to bake with her, especially when she made her homemade hot fudge sauce.


She is survived and missed by her husband; three stepchildren, Kim Christensen, Kelly (Chad) Lampson and Jason Sander; four grandchildren, Jessica (Jeromy) Turner, Caitlin Christensen, Jacob (Linda) Estes, Sara (Trevor) Howell; 4 great-grandchildren, Evelynn Turner, Reageyn Turner, Mia Quintana and Noah Quintana. She is also survived by siblings and twin sister, Sue LeClair, Jeanne (Paul) Wiesner, Mary (Bill Schuster) Kaye, Paul (Arba) LeClair, Melissa (Carl) von Estorff, Peter (Becky) LeClair, Ann (Mark) Ash, sister-in-law, Wendy Gerndt; nieces and nephews, Nicole Thompson and Paul (Jen) Wiesner; Cambria (Mark) Mueller, Courtney (Dan) Ohme, and Cathy Kaye; Madeline (fiancé, Paul) LeClair and Lexie LeClair; Erna and Lilly von Estorff; Megan (Kyle) Mezera, Natalie LeClair, and Richard LeClair; Nicolas Ash and Sophie Ash; and many great nieces and nephews. She will also be missed by her dear friends, Kathy Frommer and Susan Webster.


She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Gwen and Ralph Borgia; her brother, Ricky LeClair; and brother-in-law, Mike Kaye.


A memorial gathering will be held at a later date in Door County.


I’m not afraid of death. I look forward to the next journey. – Sandy Sander

Hans Feld

Marlin Hans Feld, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died on March 20, 2023, at Wickenburg Community Hospital in Arizona following a series of falls.  Hans was born, the youngest of seven children, to Bernhard and Hertha Feld on the family farm near Forestville, Wisconsin October 27, 1933. Hans served in the U.S. Army as a Drill Sergeant.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls and married Sonja Rasmussen. Hans’s career was in the agricultural lending business – first with Production Credit Association and later at the Bank of Sturgeon Bay. Hans bought his parents’ farm, where he and Soni raised their 4 children.

Hans loved barbershop music – singing in an award-winning quartet at Algoma High School, in various choruses, and for many years as tenor in the Oak Street Boys Quartet. Hans was proud to be a Paul Harris Fellow in the Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club.  He served on the Door County Fair and Door County YMCA boards for years. 

Deer hunting on his land in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan was even more important to Hans than singing barbershop music. He often said if he couldn’t get to heaven, the UP was close enough.  On his deer stand is where Hans often wrote, eventually publishing 4 books which are still for sale out of the trunk of the car for the low, low price of $14.95.

Following Soni’s death, Hans was married to Nancy Skadden Feld for almost 24 years.  In addition to Nancy, Hans is also survived by his children, Julie (Bernie Vondracek) Feld, Green Bay; Tom (Judy) Feld, Green Bay; Sara Feld, Prairie Farm, WI; and step-daughter, Jennifer (Bob) Rude, Prior Lake, MN.  He is further survived by daughter-in-law, Maxine Orth-Feld, Cleveland, WI; grandchildren, Ashtyn (Kevin Deneys) Feld, Pulaski; Kahner (Joe) Domke, Pulaski; Olivia (Eric) Romanek, Green Bay; Kendra (Alex Gygax) Feld, Lake Geneva; Luke (Paige) Kramer, Baraboo; Sam (Jessica) Kramer, Green Bay; Lucas (Crysta) Kayser, Menominee, MI; Lindsay (Jake) Sulk, Wausaukee; Robert Rude, Prior Lake, MN; Jonathan (Jash Gill) Rude, Prior Lake, MN; and 13 great-grandchildren. Hans’s sister, Glenna Gauthier, Two Rivers, and sisters-in-law, Margie Feld, Baraboo, and Mary Ann Rasmussen, Greenville, GA, also survive. Many, many nieces and nephews and their families will miss Uncle Hans.

Preceding Hans in death were his parents; brothers, Ron, Rueben, Bernie, and Edwin; sister, Gertrude Jennerjohn; his wife, Sonja Feld; and son, Rusty Feld.

A memorial service will be held at Forbes Funeral Home, 319 West Spruce Street, Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, April 22, 2023, at 11:00am. Visitation at Forbes on Friday evening, April 21, from 5:00 – 7:00pm and from 10:00am – until time of service on April 22.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Honor Flight for Veterans (; Hans Feld Memorial @ Ontonagon Whitetails Unlimited – Ryon Hokens P.O. 288 Ewen, MI 49925; Door County YMCA or any charity of your choice.

Stephen "Steve" Pinchart

Stephen "Steve" Pinchart, 70, Algoma, passed away Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Odd Fellows Nursing Home.  He was born June 18, 1952 in Algoma to William and Elizabeth (Lardo) Pinchart.
Steve graduated from St. Mary Grade School and Algoma High School in 1970.  He attended one year at NWTC for carpentry.
He married Linda LeCloux on April 27, 1974 at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Rosiere.
Steve worked for a couple of small businesses before starting at Van's Lumber where he worked for 37 years.  He retired from Van's in 2009 and started his own carpentry business for five years.  During that time he also worked for Prefinished Siding Co. in Suamico.
He enjoyed playing dartball, spending time with his cats, but his biggest joy was making
things out of wood.
Steve is survived by his wife Linda, brother Scott (Sharon), Forestville; nephew Corey (Michelle) Pinchart, West DePere; great nephew and niece Blake and Brooklyn; Aunt Janice Lehnert, Algoma; Uncle Lloyd (Ella) Pinchart, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gabe (Carol) LeCloux, Carol (Vernon) Berger, Wayne (Barb) LeCloux, Jim Zak, Mary LeCloux and Rick LeCloux; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Elmer and Mable LeCloux, sister-in-law Ruth Zak, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Elmer LeCloux Jr., and Ken (Sharyl) LeCloux.
A public visitation will take place at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma,  Sunday, April 2, 2023 from 1:00 PM until the time of the Memorial Service at 3:00 PM with Ken Kinstetter officiating.
The family wants to give a special thank you to the doctors and staff at Odd Fellows and Aurora Hospice for all the care and kindness given to Steve during his stay there.
Express your sympathy, pictures and memories on Steve's tribute page at

Stephan "Steve" Asher

Stephan “Steve” Asher, 68 years of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Door County Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

     He was born May 4, 1954, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Charles and Hilda (Roen) Asher.

     Steve is survived by his wife, Rachel; his brothers, Dr. Charles (Susan) Asher of Santa Rosa, CA, John (Sandy) Asher of Sturgeon Bay; sister-in-law, Carol Kuehl of Eau Claire, WI; brother-in-law, Dan (Tammy) Kuehl of Lake Mills, WI; and several nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his goddaughter, Natalie Porter and his “brother” Spencer Milligan.

     He is preceded by his parents; sister, Susie Asher; and brother-in-law, Tom Kuehl.

     Steve graduated from Pompano Beach High School in Florida in 1972. He also attended two years of high school in Sturgeon Bay and one year in Hillsdale, New Jersey. Following high school, Steve performed for three years in Up With People, an organization that promotes multiculturalism and racial equality through song and dance. He traveled with the group throughout Europe, Great Britain, Mexico, and the United States. Those three years never left Steve’s heart as he continued to live its message. Steve was also educated with classes at the University of Arizona during those years.

     Before returning to Sturgeon Bay in 1980, Steve worked and lived with his brother Charles in Westwood, CA and then worked in medical sales in Atlanta, GA.  After his return to Sturgeon Bay, Steve joined the family business of developing and managing Strawberry Creek Estates.  He enjoyed his time in the Optimist Club and served on the Door County Memorial Hospital Foundation board.

     On August 23, 1986, Steve and Rachel J. Kuehl were married at his parents’ home on the Bay Shore in Sturgeon Bay. For the next few years, they operated the Door County Racquet Club where Steve could show off his cooking talents. Steve and Rachel were very fortunate to have opportunities to travel.  During their first 10 years of marriage, they visited the Cayman Islands, Colombia, South American, Mexico, Australia, Thailand, Singapore, and Hong Kong.

     After leaving the family business in 2000, Steve worked in sales for Prime Lending in Sturgeon Bay and for Marchant’s Meats in Sturgeon Bay.

     To say that Steve adored his four-legged family is an understatement. Yorgi the Corgi, was the first to arrive followed by rescue dogs Walker, Morrie, Brontë, Buddy B and LucyLu.

     In addition to singing and cooking, Steve enjoyed golfing, walking, watching sports and cooking shows on TV and going to his beloved Packers games.

     During the last two years of Steve’s life, he was extremely thankful for the support of friends Dan, Frank, Paul, Rick, Deb and Paul, Carrie and Arleigh, and Sherry and Jim. He was also thankful to Mary N. and Mary Lou for their comfort food.

     A special thank you goes out to Dr. Paul Maes and to the Radiology Department at Door County Medical Center.

     Steve was a humble man with a generous spirit. He shared his blessings whenever possible, many times with people he barely knew.

     Visitation for family and friends will be at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday, April 1, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

     Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023 at Huehns Funeral Home with John Hauser officiating. Burial will be with his family at Bayside Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus, Feed My People or Unity Hospice.

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

Larry Francis Hanko

Larry Francis Hanko died at home on March 21, 2023, surrounded by family. He was born on April 24, 1951, in Reedsburg, WI to the late Norma and Francis Hanko becoming their third child. Larry grew up in Cazenovia, WI., where his love of the outdoors started. He attended St. Anthony’s Grade School and graduated from Weston High School. He was a kind, quiet and genuine man who was always willing to help a friend or neighbor. On December 6, 1991, he married the love of his life, Gail Kolstad, they spent 19 years together and built their dream log cabin home in Forestville, WI.

Larry was an outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, talking about the weather and tending to his garden. He was a member of HAWK Lodge in Mercer, WI and always looked forward to the time spent at the cabin with the boys. He knew every type of bird that visited his yard and as a long-time truck driver, he knew the roads like the back of his hand and could get anywhere without a map. His bright smile and the twinkle in his eye will be missed by his family and the many friends he leaves behind.

He is survived by his daughter, Kara (Kieran) O’Keeffe, step-children, Gary (Becky) Kolstad, Bonnie (Todd) Miller, Scott (Candy) Kolstad and Kelli (Dean) Hackett. Brother Tim (Karen) Hanko, sisters, Lucy (Wayne) Whitlock, Shirley (Louie) Peper, Joyce Graves and Kerri (Kurt) Lentz. He is further survived by grandchildren, Harrison and Stevie O’Keeffe, Tory (Cherry) Miller, Nichole (Justin) Blazel, Logan Miller, Brittany (Rodney) Rodgers, Joshua (Katie) Kolstad, Ashley (Desmond) DePas, Kaylin (Josh) Eckstein, Myria (Riaan) VanEck, Tyler (Paige) Hackett, Travis (Kelsey) Hackett, Amber and Caleb Kolstad, friend Emajean Harmann, many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Gail Hanko, parents and grandson, Joseph (Joey) Hackett.  

 A public visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Maplewood, from 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Rev. Ryan Krueger officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery with lunch to follow.

 If you want to remember Larry, take a walk outside, watch the birds or start a garden. We love and miss you, Dad.


The family wants to thank Laurie Schinderle and the Schinderle Funeral Home for helping them with the arrangements.

 Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Larry’s tribute page at

Dr. Lisa Ann (Watkins) Liseno

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our wonderful and beautiful daughter and sister Dr. Lisa Ann (Watkins) Liseno, 54, who passed away on March 12, 2023, after a fall in her home in Crawfordville, Fla.  She was born on May 1, 1968, in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., to Norm and Mabel Watkins.


Lisa was wickedly smart, funny, strong-willed, fiercely assertive in the face of injustice and cared deeply about others. She truly lit up the lives of all who had the good fortune to meet her. She loved swimming; great books and music; her pet cats, George and Weezee; and laughing uproariously at “Seinfeld” and, in earlier days, “Late Night with David Letterman.” She loved watching “Days of Our Lives” tongue-in-cheek, laughing and conversing about it with her sister, mother and late grandmother. Her musical tastes were wide, including particular affinities for The Doors, Eric Clapton, the Beastie Boys and Alice in Chains. Lisa made a lot of friends everywhere she went. 

Lisa overcame a tremendous amount of adversity and made the absolute best of what she had. She was stricken with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when she was 8 years old and battled it her entire life. While it severely limited her mobility and caused her a lot of pain, it couldn’t touch her spirit and didn’t affect her glowing personality or her determination.


Lisa graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School and got her bachelor’s degree from Carroll College (now Carroll University) in Waukesha, Wis., with a double major in journalism and philosophy. She made lifelong friends at Carroll and worked at the student-run radio station there, WCCX, where her love of music broadened. During the summers, she worked at and eventually became general manager of the Commodore Inn and Marina, a resort in Sturgeon Bay. Lisa went on to earn her master’s degree in philosophy from Northern Illinois University.


While finishing her master’s requirements, Lisa moved to New Orleans, where she lived for four years. If she had written a book about the adventures she had there, it would have been a best-seller. She developed a network of great friends in New Orleans and always welcomed visits from her sister and other friends and family for as long as they could join her. She met her future husband, John Liseno, during Mardi Gras festivities while walking down the street outside Igor’s, a local establishment where she had a great group of friends. From the start, Lisa and John were inseparable and shared many adventures riding his Harley-Davidson and traveling to their favorite vacation spot in Destin, Fla. Their bond was unbelievably close and they were clearly the loves of each other’s lives. John and Lisa cherished each other deeply and neither was shy about expressing their love, including showering each other with compliments.


 Lisa and John moved to Tallahassee, Fla., in 2000 so she could pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy at Florida State University. She earned her Ph.D. in 2007 and was hired as a faculty member at FSU shortly thereafter. She worked at FSU for more than 15 years and most recently worked as assistant dean of the Graduate School. In that capacity, she served as director of the Program for Instructional Excellence, director of the Fellows Society and faculty advisor for DIRECTO (the Diversity and Inclusion in Research and Teaching Organization). She previously worked as an associate professor in Undergraduate Studies at Florida State, where she worked in the Academic Center for Excellence and was an adjunct professor in philosophy during much of her time at FSU. Lisa gave national and international presentations on pedagogy, higher education, and diversity and inclusion initiatives, and received grants for pursuing research in the scholarship of teaching and learning. She received the Seminole Faculty/Staff Leadership Award in spring 2019 for her work with FSU graduate students. In her personal capacity, Lisa recently advocated against gender-based and disability-based discrimination for academic professionals like herself.


While Lisa and John lived in Tallahassee, John established his own painting business, John the Painter. Lisa served as vice president of John the Painter and helped him run the business while she also worked at FSU. Lisa and John later moved to nearby Crawfordville, Fla. They were married in September 2007 in Sturgeon Bay. John passed away in January 2014 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis and a lung transplant. Lisa was heartbroken, but she threw herself into running John the Painter while continuing to work at FSU. She honored his memory by establishing the John F. Liseno Program for Instructional Excellence Graduate Award, which provides funding for graduate students to travel to make presentations at professional conferences. A similar scholarship fund will be set up in Lisa’s name, at her request.


Lisa is survived by her parents, Norm and Mabel Watkins; her brothers, Dan (Sherry) Watkins and Steve (Kelly Leon) Watkins; sister Robin (Nick) Watkins-Mitchell; nephews Elliot Watkins and Ian Mitchell; nieces Cheyenne Watkins and Jasmine Mitchell; and numerous cousins, aunts and uncles.  


A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on May 6 in Sturgeon Bay at the United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 10:00 am at the church until the time of service.  Another service will be held in Florida, with details to be determined. Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family


Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to to be used for an FSU scholarship foundation to be set up in Lisa's name, or to the Arthritis Foundation ( in her memory.


Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  


Dorothy Mae (Bochek) Leist

     Dorothy Mae (Bochek) Leist, 96, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday, March 13, 2023 at Door County Medical Center.

     She was born September 8, 1926, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Brauer) Bochek. Dorothy married John T. Leist on October 20, 1945 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Together they owned and operated their centennial dairy farm in the Town of Sevastopol. They were hard-working but always looked forward after chores to being on the lake boating and fishing when they could, especially Sunday summer afternoons and on the ice, fishing in winter. John preceded her in death on January 23, 1989.

     Dorothy was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church where she was active singing with the choir, Christian Mothers and assisting with funeral dinners. Dorothy had a deep faith, was devoted to Mary and the rosary. Dorothy was eternally optimistic as she always was willing to help “make things right”. She was kind, loving, warm and always welcoming and made everyone feel at home. When asked, she freely was glad to give her wise advice to family and friends.

     She loved gardening, canning, cooking, crocheting, playing cards (winning her last cribbage game this past Saturday). Above all, she most enjoyed watching her family grow.

     Her family includes her four children and their families, Thomas (Karen) Leist, Edward (Diane) Leist, Mary (Mark) Vandenbusch, Katherine (Thomas) McCaulley; she was “Grandma Mema” to 14 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

     Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; brother, Edwin (Ora) Bochek; five sisters, Mary (Clayton) Haen, Clara (Harold) Hogan, Frances (Cecil “Butch”) Sorenson, Elaine (Edwin “Buck”) Anschutz, and Agnes (Frank) Kuehn.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Fr. Robert Stegmann and Fr. Anthony Birdsall concelebrating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

     Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Sunday, March 19, 2023 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. The rosary will be prayed Monday at the church at 9:45 a.m. A parish wake service will be held Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home.

“Special thank you to the loving and caring nursing staffs at Door County Medical Center ICU, Sturgeon Bay Health Services and Cherry Cove.”

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

Joseph W. Klaubauf

Joseph W. Klaubauf, 66, of Kewaunee, passed away on March 13, 2023. He was born  on December 24, 1956, to the late Walter and Marguerite (Donovan) Klaubauf. During  his life he worked as a machinist at Exactech. 

Joe is survived by his brother; John (Carol) Klaubauf; sister, Mary (Bob) Mow; as well  as by nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter  and Marguerite. 

A memorial service celebrating Joe’s life will be held at a later date. Online condolence messages may be shared  at 

A special thank you to Joe’s good friends, Scott and Connie Karnitz.


Nadine C. Urban

Nadine C. Urban, 84, of Brussels, passed away Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Door County Medical Center.

     She was born January 14, 1939 in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Leo and Dorothy (Gleason) McKee. Nadine graduated in 1957, from St. Joseph Academy in Green Bay before attending St. Norbert College in Green Bay and then onto The College of Medical Technology in Minneapolis.

     On August 10, 1974, she married Eldred N. Urban at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He preceded her in death on April 26, 2015.

     Nadine was an intern at Mercy Hospital Lab in Clinton, Iowa and later at Twin City Clinic in Neenah (1960). She continued at Beaumont Clinic in Green Bay, and Health Assessments for Lifestyle Health Systems in Green Bay where she retired in 2012.

     On July 14, 2018, she married Kenneth Knuth. He preceded her in death on December 9, 2020.

     She was a member of Door County Maritime Museum, the Door County Historical Society, and coordinated community Red Cross Blood Drives. Nadine enjoyed playing golf, snowmobiling, downhill skiing, boating, traveling the United States and Caribbean, and sailing on European inland River Cruises.

     Surviving family includes her niece, Kathleen McKee of Little Chute; nephew, Kevin (Celia) McKee of Appleton; five great-nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Jane (Jim) Moeller of Bayfield; and nephews, Jeff and Jed Moeller.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, Leo and Dorothy McKee in 1975; her sister, Karen Ann in 1944; her brother, Patrick James McKee in 1980---all due to traffic fatalities; sister-in-law, Suzanne McKee of Appleton in 2022; and her husbands.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 10, 2023, at Huehns Funeral Home with Rev. David Leistra officiating. Burial will be at Allouez Cemetery in Green Bay following the service.

     Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:30 a.m.

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

Adrian (Ace) Schmidt Jr.

Adrian (Ace) Schmidt Jr., 81, formerly of Maplewood, passed away, Sunday, March 5, 2023, at Woodside Manor in Green Bay with family by his side.  He was born December  5,1941, in Sturgeon Bay.

Ace graduated from the Algoma High School in 1959.

He married Kay Blahnik August 25, 1962.   Kay preceded him in death on October 30, 2022.

Ace's true passion in life was farming.  He also enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren, meeting his friends at local restaurants for breakfast, and watching sports on TV, especially the Milwaukee Brewers.

Ace is survived by his two children Debbie (Terry) Kleiman, and Randy (Dena) Schmidt; five grandchildren Derek (Kayla) Schopf, Ashtyn Feld (fianc'ee Kevin), Tanner (Lauren) Schmidt, Kahner (Joe) Domke and Devin Schmidt; step grandchildren Spencer (Elisabeth) Kleiman and Marie Kleiman; nine great grandchildren; one sister Annette (Paul) Baudhuin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Kay, two sisters and one brother-in-law Marion (Syl) Metzner and Audrey Schmidt.

The public is invited to a memorial gathering on Friday, March 10, 2023 at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma,  from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 1:00 PM with Pastor Alex Blahnik officiating.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy memorials may be made out to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Woodside Manor and Promedia Hospice for all the care and kindness given to Ace and his family during his stay there.

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William J Warwick

William J Warwick Sr, 84, of Sturgeon Bay passed away in Marinette, WI, Saturday, March 4, 2023. William was born in Sturgeon Bay, May 18, 1938, to Wendell and Adeline (Hoerres) Warwick. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1956. On May 14, 1960, he married Sally Jacobe and they raised five children. He truly was a “jack of all trades” working for the Hamilton Manufacturing Co in Two Rivers and Roen Steamship Co in the early ‘60’s where he became a master navigator of the Great Lakes. He worked for Lampert Yards (formerly Burns Brother’s Lumber) as well as served his city as a fireman. He was a highly skilled carpenter working on many projects all over Door County including Wyndemere Condominiums, Harbor Village, and many private residences. He also worked for Alpine Resort as a groundskeeper/handyman. He enjoyed helping others when he could meeting up with friends at Birmingham’s Bar and Restaurant for one of Brad’s Brandy Old Fashioned’s.

William is survived by his sons, Scott and Chris; daughters, Toni and Corrina; grandchildren: Mark, Kayla, and Tylesia; and great-grandchildren: MJ, Benny, Adeline, and Amara; brother, David (Sue)Warwick; sisters, Irene (Bob) Grey and Theresa (Dan) Mathews; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Jr; sister, Diane; and second wife, Linda.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Thielen Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

Gerald Anthony Mancheski

Gerald Anthony Mancheski, 91, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at his home on March 1, 2023.  He was born May 13, 1931, in Pulaski to Bernard and Lucille (Liss) Mancheski.  On June 25, 1955, he married Arlene Olive Fritsch in Greenleaf.

Gerald graduated from Catholic Central High School in Green Bay.  He worked as  a steamfitter and was a proud member of Local Union 298/400.  For many years, he also owned and operated a cherry/apple orchard and processing plant, and delivered fruit all over Wisconsin. Gerry was a long time and active member at Corpus Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay and was an associate of the Bay Settlement Sisters.

Gerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cutting wood and eating good food.  Gerald was an avid Packer fan, a reading buddy, and a very social person who enjoyed telling stories and visiting others.  He loved time spent at his pond where he enjoyed his cigars and watching birds.

Gerald and Arlene were able to take several cruises during their retirement.  Known as “Papa”, he especially treasured the time he had with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Survivors include his wife Arlene; six children, Jerry (Diane) Mancheski, Sturgeon Bay; Mary (Joe) Schmidt, Sturgeon Bay;  Ann  Mancheski, Sturgeon Bay; Nancy (Terry) DeBauche, Little Suamico; Barb (Cliff) Neinas, Brussels; Paul (Justine) Mancheski, Forestville;  14 Grandchildren, Amanda (Saty); Aaron (Chelsea) ,Adam (Anna), Chris (Wendy), Melissa (Randy), Allison (Carson), Andrea (Kevin), Olivia; Cassie (Eric),  Angela (Brad), Calvin (Amber) , Beau(Courtney), Janae and Eli; 18 great-grandchildren;  a brother Fred (Toni) Mancheski, New Orleans; a sister Alice Hershman, Green Bay; a sister-in-law Carolyn Mancheski, Green Bay.


He was preceded in death by his parents, great-grandchild Wyatt Gross, brother Richard and sister “Petey” (Bob) Wilson; and brother-in-law Richard Hershman.


Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, March 6, 2023, at Corpus Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Friends may call at the church from 9:00 am until the time of service.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

James E. Hynek

James E. Hynek, 76, Luxemburg, died Friday February 24, 2023, at Algoma Long Term Care (Water Fall Health), Algoma.  He was born January 28, 1947, in Kewaunee to the late Edward and Adeline (Swintkoske) Hynek.  Jim graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1965. On May 28, 1977, he married Judith A. Theys at St. Amand Church, Walhain.  He was employed with Vollrath in Kewaunee, until his retirement.  His enjoyments included golfing and bowling, going out to eat and purchasing lottery tickets.  He was lucky twice! Jim served as the Village of Luxemburg Trustee for eight years.  He loved to watch the Packers and the Brewers.


Survivors include his wife of forty five years, Judy; one sister, Rita (Jerry) Meier, River Hills, Wi; nephew, Philip (Chris) Meier, Aurora, Il, and their two children, Ruby and Ben; niece, Sarah Meier, Lexington, Ky; cousin, Sr. Madonna Swintkoske; brothers in law and sister in law, Larry (Carol) Theys, Casco; Lyle (friend Sara) Theys, Luxemburg; godsons, Philip Meier and Justin Theys; many nieces, nephews, relatives, friends; and his cats, Star and Max.


Jim was preceded in death by his parents; father in law and mother in law, Edward and Ethereda (LeRoy) Theys; grandparents, John and Josephine (Lishka) Hynek; Peter and Mary (Fiala) Swintkoske.


Friends may call at St. Kilian Church, 2508 St. Kilian Road, New Franken, Wi. 54229, between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Friday, March 3, 2023.  Funeral 11:00 am on Friday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.


McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Van Ark Family.


In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.

A special thank you is extended to Aurora BayCare Hospital, the Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Squad, Algoma Long Term Care (Water Fall Health), Unity Hospice, dear friend Shirley Frea and others who have offered help to us in any way.

Lois A. Van Ark

Lois A. Van Ark, age 65, of Green Bay, passed away on Friday, February 24, 2023, under the tender care of hospice with her loving husband of forty-seven years, Neil, at her side.


She was born on December 10, 1957, the daughter of the late Lloyd M. and Ellen M. (VandenBush) Strebel in Green Bay.  She graduated from Preble High School in 1976.  Lois was united in marriage at Holy Martyrs of Gorcum Church to Neil Van Ark on May 15, 1976.   Together they had four children, and Lois spent many years taking care of her family while working at various places , all in customer service.  Lois was happiest when she was caring for or helping others. 


Lois enjoyed Bingo, crafts, camping, coaching bowling, and spending time with family.  She always welcomed others into her home and made sure all had a place to go for holidays.  She became a second “bonus” mom and grandma to many people throughout the years.  


Lois is survived by her husband, Neil, of Green Bay.  Her four children Melissa Van Ark of Green Bay; Larry (Julie) Van Ark of Owen; Micole (Matt) Sautner of Luxemburg; and Scott Van Ark of Luxemburg. She is also survived by the love of her life, her six grandchildren: Madyson, Lydia, Teddy, Grayson, Parker, and Rylee.  She is further survived by one brother in law, Bruce Van Ark and by her siblings: Nancy (Chuck) Foxgrover, Bernie (Sandee) Strebel, John (Laurie) Strebel, Jane Strebel, and Jeff (Kyle) Strebel; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.       


She is preceded in death by her parents and her mother-in-law, MaryAnn Boucher.


Friends may call at St. John Lutheran Church, 700 Heritage Road, Luxemburg, Wi. 54217, between 1:00 and 3:45 pm on Sunday, March 5, 2023.  Funeral 4:00 pm on Sunday, with Rev. Carl Brewer officiating.


In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in memory of Lois A. Van Ark.


McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Van Ark Family.


Her family would like to thank Dr. Mendoza and the pulmonary team at Aurora Medical Care Center and Rev. Carl Brewer for their support during this difficult time.

Mary Jane Mueller

Mary Jane Mueller, 76, of Egg Harbor passed away unexpectedly with her family by her side on her father's birthday, Feb 23rd 2023, at Door County Medical Center.

     She was born to Lavern and Leah (Olson) LeMere on July 19th 1946 in Sturgeon Bay and attended grade school in Egg Harbor, and Gibraltar high school graduating in May 1964. In July of 1964, Mary participated in the Door County Cherry Blossom Pageant. As a child she liked picking cherries, going to the beach & feeding the chickens on her grandparents farm.

     Following graduation she attended Cosmetology school in Green Bay, graduating in 1966. Mary worked in Green Bay a few years before returning home to Egg Harbor where she worked for various salons including Alden's, Delores's and Dannhausen's. While living in Egg Harbor she met Bob Mueller who was co-owner of Mueller Bros Standard, they were married on April 28th 1973 at St John's parish now Stella Maris.

     In the fall of 1973  Bob and Mary built a home south of Egg Harbor, where she opened Mary's Beauty Salon. Mary operated her business until 2015 when the business slowed and licensing demands became higher. As a fire chief's wife, Mary helped Bob with many reports, organizing benefits & making sandwiches & coffee in the wee hours for the guys when large fires were being fought.

     Mary worked 7 nights a week at  Mueller's Mini Mart for many years. She enjoyed chit chatting with the many locals and tourists that stopped to get gas, snacks, newspapers,  beverages and "Smokey treats", or maybe "just to use the bathroom".  When the station sold, she missed that every day conversation with her customers.

     In the 1970’s she bowled on the Gambles team with her sister Donna at Apple Valley Lanes. She also snowmobiled, cross country skied (mostly in the yard), roller skated and ice skated. Mary was involved with St John's Alter Society, Christian Mothers, Egg Harbor Chicks Homemaker Club and The Egg Harbor Lites 4H Club.     

     She enjoyed spending time with her kids & grandkids, and her mother-daughter time with Lisa going to Oneida Casino and Ho-Chunk in the Wisconsin Dells. When she could, she enjoyed seeing her grandson Jake play with the Modern Day Drifters and his many concerts at school. She loved music & dancing. Her grandson Bub was a ray of sunshine for her, spending time with grandma when mom & dad were working,  and playing board games, different card games, and attending his school programs.

     Holidays were Mary’s favorite time to spend with her family, especially Christmas. Many old stories were told, family reminiscing,  and lots of tears were shed from laughing so hard.

     She will be dearly missed by her children, Lisa ( Greg ) Hartl,  Bobby ( Jackie) Mueller; grandchildren, Jacob Hartl & Bobby "Bub" Mueller, who referred to her as "Grandma BP"; two brothers, Jerry (friend, Lorie Bittorf) LeMere, Jim & Cindy LeMere; brother in-law, Norb Mueller; sister in-law, Char Mueller; and many nieces and nephews.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, Lavern and Leah LeMere; husband, Bob Mueller; granddaughter, Samantha Hartl; sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Allen Miller; great niece, Talhia Heroux; great nephew, Bo Johnson Miller; in-laws, Herbert & Catherine Mueller; brother in-law, Herb Mueller; and great nephew, Shane Brown.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2023 at Stella Maris, Egg Harbor site with Fr. Bob Stegmann officiating.  Burial will follow at St. John Catholic Cemetery.  

     Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Huehns Funeral Home and at the church Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.  A parish wake will be held Thursday 7:30 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home.  

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed  in her name to the Sturgeon Bay High School band program or Door County Fire Chiefs Defib 4.

     Our family would like to express our sincere gratitude to Mark Schleicher, Miranda Bade, Jeff Meyer, and Brad Lautenbach who were the first to render aid,  The Egg Harbor 1st Responders, Door County EMS, & the ER Staff who did everything possible to try to keep mom with us longer. As a family, we would also like to thank Dr Steven Gerndt, vascular surgeon at Bellin Hospital and his team, who did mom's bypasses  in August 2021. He gave Mom another 18 months we might not of had with her.

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Peggy A. Kain

Peggy A. Kain, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, died Wednesday February 22, 2023, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton.  Peggy was born March 13, 1939, as the youngest of eight, in Eagle River Alaska, daughter of Frank and Margaret Worden.  In 1935, Frank and Margaret homesteaded in Alaska along with five young children, before having three more Alaskan born.  Peggy’s parents returned the family to Wisconsin in the early 1950’s.


On August 22, 1959, she married Jerome H. Kain in Appleton.  Peggy had various jobs until the birth of her children. While living in Sturgeon Bay she worked at the Bank of Sturgeon Bay and for the School District of Sturgeon Bay. Peggy retired in 1996.


Peggy was a beloved and devoted mother who loved golfing with her husband (boasting 2 Hole-in-Ones during their many rounds), hiking and enjoying the outdoors in both Door County and St. George, Utah.  She was Jerry’s constant copilot on many adventurous road trips. Peggy also enjoyed painting in various forms and photography of the nature and birds she loved so much.


She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Jerry, son Jeffery of Fort Wayne, Indiana and daughter Stacey of Crystal Lake, Illinois; two sisters, Joyce Osborn of San Antonio, Texas and Pat (Bill) Smudde of Milton, Florida, sisters-in-law, Patsy Worden of Appleton and Pat Worden of Appleton, brother-in-law Bruce (Diana) Kain of Appleton and many uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.


She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Jack, Ronald, Kenneth and Richard, sister Lois Burns, and brother-in-law James Kain.


There is a visitation scheduled for Thursday, March 2nd at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay from 4:00 – 6:30 pm.  In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Crossroads at Big Creek (2041 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 or

Carolyn Selma Cornell

Carolyn Selma (Anderson) (Jessen) Cornell, Lake Havasu City AZ formerly of Washington Island WI left us for a better place February 18, 2023. Carolyn was born May 29, 1933 to the late Clarence and Hildegard Anderson and was raised on Washington Island. Carolyn spent her summers growing up on Pilot Island as her father was the lighthouse keeper at the time and carried on a long family history of Great Lakes maritime heritage. She enjoyed telling many interesting stories of her unique upbringing from island to island.


Carolyn was united in marriage to Thomas Jessen Sr. in May of 1955 and together they operated Viking Village Motel welcoming guests from all over with open arms. Tom was a commercial fisherman, but Carolyn was Tom’s best catch. Tom and Carolyn raised three children: Susan, Jane and Thomas Jr. and shared a beautiful marriage for 39 years before Tom’s death.    


Carolyn had many interests, including a career in real estate on the Island, but had a deep love for cooking (especially her delicious peanut brittle), Washington Island and all its natural surroundings, Washington Island baseball games, sewing and quilting, gardening, traveling, camping and spending time with friends and family. Carolyn was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Rotary Club, and a proud dame of the Red Hatters Club.


She is preceded in death and joined in heaven by her parents Clarence and Hildegard, older brother Clarence Paul, first husband Thomas Sr., second husband Jerry Cornell, son Thomas Jr., and daughter Jane Young. She is survived and will be sadly missed by daughter Susan (Frank) Schlegel, son in law Tony Young, grandchildren Jessica (Brian) Baptiste, Matt Young, and Ben (Laura) Young, great granddaughters Jordan and Zoe Baptiste and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.


The family would like to thank Hospice of Havasu and extremely generous neighbors for all of the comfort provided in her last moments.

Margie Elizabeth Hedsand

Margie Elizabeth Hedsand, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away in the loving arms of her family and was reunited with her husband, Fred, late Monday afternoon, February 20, 2023 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.


She was born December 8, 1930 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of George William Mathauser and Margie (Eller) Mathauser. Margie grew up in Chicago and graduated from Lincoln High School and then went on to study contometry.


She met Fred Ronald Hedsand at a roller rink while there with friends. They were united in marriage in on June 3, 1951 in Chicago. Marige and Fred eventually settled in Dolton, IL where they raised their family. Together, Margie and Fred and their family attended Ivanhoe Reformed Church in Riverdale, IL.


Margie initially worked nights for various places through an agency in Illinois.


She and Fred and their family moved to Door County, WI in 1971, and they resided in the Town of Gardner. Margie was initially employed with Dorco Manufacturing in Sturgeon Bay where she worked as a assembly worker. She worked at KMart in Sturgeon Bay in the deli. Margie also helped in the kitchen, washing dishes at the Mill Supper Club just north of Sturgeon Bay in the Town of Sevastopol with the Petersilka family and then at Sunset Grill on Rileys Point Road in the Town of Gardner with many of her children. Despite all of the places she worked, her primary care was taking care of her family and home.


Margie and Fred were blessed with over 43 years of marriage. Fred preceded her in death on February 2, 1995.


Margie was an avid knitter who would make sweaters, hats, mittens, and stockings for her family. She loved playing bingo at Oneida Casino. Many friends and community members enjoyed riding “Fred’s Bingo Bus” to the casino with Margie and Fred. Margie was a proud Chicago Bears and Cubs fan, despite (some of) her family’s hopes for her to sport the green and gold, having moved to Wisconsin. When Fred died (and throughout her life), she devoted herself to her family and cherished the time she spent with them.


Margie’s love will live on in the hearts of her children, Kim (Clayton) Hartwig, Lori Flick (Jerry) Langer, both of the Town of Gardner, Fred “Ron” (Lynn) Hedsand, Jr. of the Town of Sevastopol, David (Renee) Hedsand of the Village of Ashwaubenon, Paul (Gina) Hedsand of the Village of Bellevue, and Margie (Troy) Gigstead of the Town of Nasewaupee; she was “Nanny” to her grandchildren, Christopher (Jodi) Pagels, Jessica (Kevin) Voss and Heather (Andrew) Flick, Amber (Brent) Ryalnd and Ashley (Markus) Tassoul, Devin (Stephanie) Hedsand, Dustin (Sara) Hedsand, Hanna (Kris Gallagher) Hedsand, and Haley Hedsand and Jordan Hedsand; and “Nanny Nanny” to her great-grandchildren, Tyler, Logan, Owen, and Sydney, Rylee and Dalton, Alex and Nick, Briggs and Ashlynn, Lexi, Abby, and Grace, and Shelby and Anari; other relatives; and friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Kelly Pagels; son-in-law, David Pagels; three siblings, Lorraine (Erv) Irwin, Francis Smith, and Eugene (Isabel) Mathauser; sister-in-law, Janet (John) Madden; and other relatives.


Margie's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2023 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Carol Reynolds and Rev. Phillips Sweet officiating. She will be laid to rest in Hainesville Cemetery in the Town of Nasewaupee, beside her husband, Fred.


Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.


Memorials may be given in Margie’s name for the Wisconsin Humane Society-Door County Campus (3475 Park Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235; 920-746-1111) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (; 1-800-822-6344).


“Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staffs of the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing Center at Door County Medical Center and Door County Medical Center for the wonderful and compassionate care given to our mother.”


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Michael T. Olson

Michael T. Olson, 76 of Ellison Bay, died Saturday February 18, 2023, at Door County Medical Center after living with Parkinson’s the past few years.

     He was born May 5, 1946 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Clyde and Bessie (Tong) Olson.  Mike graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1964.  On November 6, 1965, he married his high school sweetheart Mary J. Smith at St. Rosalia’s before being drafted into the U.S. Marines to serve in Vietnam from 1966-1968.  Mike started at PBI welding and eventually worked his way up to project manager at PBI and with Project Management Solutions.  He worked 28 years with PBI here in Sturgeon Bay and in Louisiana.

     Mike was a member and past commander of VFW Post 8337 in Ellison Bay.

     From an early age, Mike loved adventure and the outdoors.   His time spent outdoors was with the wind in his face riding a motorcycle, hunting, fishing, boating, and cross-country skiing with his family and friends.   Mike enjoyed working on collectible cars and hanging out with his Sister Bay car group.

     He was an all-around great guy, selfless, giving of himself when you needed a hand.   Mike never passed up a chance to offer stopping to eat with those he would be around or find an excuse to stop for ice cream.

     Surviving family include his wife, Mary of Ellison Bay; two sons, Christopher (Melissa) Olson, David (special friend, Darcey) Olson both of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Monica (Craig) Turner, Matthew (Kayla) Olson, Melanie (Martin) Ramirez, Marshall (Taylor) Olson, Levi (finance, Lexi Lautenbach) Olson, William Olson, Emma Olson, Josephine Olson, Ava (special friend, Mack Ellison) Olson, Jackson Olson; twelve great-grandchildren with #13 on the way;  brother, Robert (Carol) Olson; Smith family in-laws, Yvonne (James) Speiser, Kathy Manson, Michael Smith, Thomas Smith, Richard Smith, Debbie (Don) Lettie, Bruce Smith, Brian Smith, Annette Nagel Olson; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Preceding him in death was his parents, Clyde and Bessie Olson, and his brother, James Olson.

     Funeral services and military honors are being planned for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 25, 2023, at Stella Maris Parish in Sister Bay with Fr. Tom Farrell officiating.  Burial will be at Ellison Bay Cemetery. 

     Friends may call on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m. 

     Casperson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   

Marion "Mimpsy" L. Orlock

Marion “Mimpsy” L. Orlock, 94, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, passed away Thursday, February 16, 2023, in the late afternoon surrounded by her family. She had been battling various health ailments for the past few months, so when the end came, it was a blessing that relieved her suffering however much she’ll be missed.

     The oldest of three children of Elmer and Adeleine Giovannoni) Tracy, Mrs. Orlock was born November 11, 1928, in Hinsdale, Illinois. She grew up a farm girl and attended public schools in the community, graduating from Hinsdale High School before taking a secretarial position at the Homer Gwinn Insurance Company, where she met her future husband, John A. Orlock. The two were married on January 27, 1950, and together raised a family of seven children, residing first in Hinsdale and later in Downers Grove: Pamela Louise Foulk of Sturgeon Bay, Michael John (Liz) of Sturgeon Bay, John Orlock of Sturgeon Bay, Robert John (Trish) of Madison, Alabama, Jane Louise Bawel (Brandon) of Downers Grove, Patricia Louise Schaefer (Mark) of Evanston, and Amy Louise Wagner (Joe) of Downers Grove.

     Mrs. Orlock and her husband retired to Sturgeon Bay, a favorite vacation spot, in 1989. She became active in the community, volunteering for various organizations, such as Helpline and continuing adult education in learning in retirement, where she developed an interest and talent in watercolors and acrylic painting. Some of her work appeared in various galleries and displays in the Sturgeon Bay Public Library. She was also active in church affairs at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. She enjoyed socializing with friends and relatives, especially during summer months. She and her husband were enthusiastic bike riders and could often be seen cruising the quiet country roads of the county on extended “bike hikes”. She also enjoyed reading, writing silly poems, the occasional movie and play, caring for her cat, Pudd’n, and playing bridge on a regular basis up through late 2022, when growing health problems curtailed her social activities.

     She is survived by each of her children; 21 grandchildren, Jennifer Arias, Eric Cletcher, Meghan Cletcher, Ryan Cletcher, Daniel Cletcher, Anne Cletcher, Tara Evans, Christopher Orlock, Nicholas Orlock, Jessica Herzog, Emily Orlock, Gus Orlock, Jason Happel, Tim Happel, Melissa Happel, Chuck Bawel, Brooke McCarty, Sam Graf, Danielle Schaefer, Lawrence Wagner, and Anne Wagner; and 21 great-grandchildren, Erin, Evelyn, Stella, Opal, Levi, Lyla, Kapri, Kayla, Rory, Rosi, Addie, Connor, Parker, Carson, Hayley, Jaden, Jacob, Valis, Carter, Nash, and Tripp.

     Mrs. Orlock was preceded in death by her parents; two younger siblings, Melvin and Jeanne; her beloved husband of 60 years, John, who passed away October 13, 2010; and great-grandson, Mason Potter.

     A Memorial Mass to honor her life will be held on Monday, February 27, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay at 11:00 a.m.

     Visitation for friends and family will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be given to Compassus Hospice in consideration of the care offered by their wonderful staff in the last weeks of Mrs. Orlock’s life.

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

James Alan Rose

James Alan Rose, known by family and friends as Jim, died on February 6, 2023, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, at 56. Jim was born in Beech Grove, Indiana, and spent the majority of his childhood abroad, living in France, Puerto Rico, and England. He attended Bard College in New York briefly before completing a BFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1988, with a focus in sculpture.


Jim met his future wife, Suzanne, at SAIC, and they became partners in life and art in 1986. They transplanted to southern Door County in 1994, where they settled down and raised their daughter Delilah, enjoyed country living, and feverishly gardened.


Jim was a force in the studio furniture movement for more than three decades. He was a nationally recognized artist with his work in private and public collections from coast to coast, with gallery representation in Chicago, Milwaukee, Pittsburg, Buffalo, and Fish Creek.


As an artist, he was an expert at looking carefully and seeing the world through many lenses. Renowned for his superb craftsmanship, Jim created a minimalist style that honored and was influenced by culturally grounded sensibilities, including those of the American Shaker, Asian, and African American quilting traditions.


Jim spent most of his career making steel furniture though he expanded his portfolio to create a vast collection of small, house-like structures, paper collages, and sculpture.


Jim was a skilled sailor, loved swimming in both Lake Michigan and the Sturgeon Bay canal, and, in recent years, became an avid cyclist. He was fluent in French and Spanish and could mimic a flawless Scouse accent. Forever charming Jim will be remembered for his dry humor and the mischievous sparkle in his eyes.


He is survived by his daughter, (ex) wife, father, sisters, extended family, and many friends – far and wide - who loved him deeply.


Today, Jim’s artworks are held in important private and museum collections, including the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC, the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; The Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; The Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, the Society for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, PA, The Chipstone Foundation, Fox Point, WI, the Museum of Wisconsin Art, West Bend, Wisconsin, the Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI; the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI, and others.

If so inclined, please make donations in remembrance of Jim Rose to either the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church Annual All Community Thanksgiving Dinner or CERF+.


Please know there is always someone to speak to no matter how heavy the burden – dial 988 or 920-746-2588 for 24-hour Emotional Support, Suicide Prevention, and Crisis Lifeline.

Cecilia (Katie) V. Freund

Cecilia (Katie) V. Freund died peacefully at Scandia Village on February 03, 2023, surrounded by special friends, music and prayer. She was born in Milwaukee, WI, to Jerome and Angeline (nee Beth) Van de Kamp on October 14, 1929, the eldest of their three daughters.

     As a young teen Katie entered the Sisters of the Divine Savior, where she became Sister Cecilia, named in honor of the Patron Saint of Music. As a Sister of the Divine Savior, she earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Alverno College and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University. Katie taught English and Music at Divine Savior – Holy Angels High School, and later Music at Divine Savior Junior College in Milwaukee. She went on to be the Chairman of the Fine Arts Department for Mount St. Paul College in Waukesha, WI.

     Katie returned to secular life in 1969, focusing on studies at Northwestern University, where she earned a Ph.D. in Musicology, after completion of her two-volume dissertation on the Cantate da camera of Alessandro Scarlatti.

     In 1974, Katie married Nick Freund. They traveled to Europe multiple times for Katie to study Scarlatti in preparation for her thesis. They spent over 20 years in the Chicago area where she gave private keyboard lessons to youth and adults and was the organist at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, having been hired to make the parish “a singing church”. In 2000, Nick and Katie moved to Door County, a beloved vacation destination. Once in their new Bailey’s Harbor home, Katie began teaching piano. She was the organist at the Stella Maris Fish Creek site for 14 years. Early on she began a choir and welcomed all to pray through music. In addition, she was the organist and choir director at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor.

     Although Katie left religious life, its impact never left her. She continued to encourage deep spirituality in others and practiced the discipline of prayer and meditation she had learned as a Sister. Katie loved good political discourse, nature, her cats, reading the New Yorker from cover to cover, poetry, theatre, musical performances and sharing her love of music. She reveled in a student’s joy of commanding a new piece of music and was proud of their hard work and successes. She inspired her students and choirs to make music throughout their lives.

     Katie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Nick, her two sisters and their husbands, Rita and Gordon Robertson and Phyllis and Richard Runde and sister-in-law Charlotte Korus. She is survived by her brothers-in-law and their wives, Daniel and Ruth Freund, and Victor and Katherine Freund, special niece Beth Leedom, special grandniece Kaitlyn Runde Kulseth, and close friends, Marcie Jennings, Julie Kudick, Becky Nash, Angela Packard and Linda Schwaller. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.

     A Funeral Mass and celebration of Katie’s life will be held Friday, February 24, 2023, at Stella Maris Fish Creek site at 11:00 a.m. Friends may call at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

     Memorials in honor of Katie may be made to Birch Creek Music (P.O. Box 230, Egg Harbor, WI 54209), Midsummer’s Music Ltd (10568 Country Walk Ln, Unit 43, Sister Bay, WI 54234), or the Stella Maris Liturgical Music Program (P.O. Box 49, 7710 Hwy 42, Egg Harbor, WI 54209).

     Katie greatly appreciated all those who provided caring assistance to her while living at Scandia Village, especially Lori, RN.

     Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay, WI is assisting with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos may be shared on the tribute page at

Don Erickson

Don “YUKON” Erickson, age 85 of Sun City Center, FL and originally from Sister Bay, Door County WI passed away on February 8, 2023 after a brief illness.  He was born March 6, 1937 to Paul Erickson and Alice (Linden) Erickson and lived most of his life in Sister Bay.  A man of many talents, he started in the building trades as a mason, then moved on to be one of the founding partners of Carlson-Erickson Builders, had Don Erickson Excavating, owned and developed Appleport Storage, owner of Champeau Floor Covering, developer partner of both Skogland Condominium and Woodcrest Condominium in Sister Bay.  He was a member of Nor Dor Lodge and Billy Weiss American Legion.  Many will remember him as umpire for Sister Bay’s softball league, not to mention, giver of many nicknames (he rarely called anyone by their given name).   After retirement, he, along with his wife, Judith relocated to their vacation home in Sun City Center, FL.  Yukon’s talent of gardening bloomed in the Florida climate and he found endless hours of enjoyment working in his yard and gardens.  He also enjoyed and expanded his wood carving abilities, earning blue ribbons at the Florida State and County Fairs every year.  Every Wednesday you’d find him volunteering at Sun City Center’s Front Porch Pickers greeting friends and fellow fans.

Yukon married his beloved Judith (Ostran) on March 12, 1960, who preceded him in death.  Others passing before him were both his parents, sister Barbara Scheider, granddaughter Tessa Erickson, and James Adams.  He is survived by his three children; Andrea Erickson, Kirsten (Croydon Kemp) Erickson, and Linden (Debra Anderson) Erickson, 5 grandchildren; Tyler Adams, Alissa (Marcus) Anschutz, Amber (Rich) Fleckenstein, Isaiah Erickson, and Eli Erickson, along with 6 great grandchildren, niece Susie Schieder and many cousins.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date in Door County.

Memorials may be made to:  Sister Bay Historical Society

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