Obituaries

Lori Janel Lardinois

Lori Janel Lardinois, 57, of Cincinnati, Ohio, formerly of Door County, passed away suddenly on June 29, 2022.  She was born October 31, 1964, in Sturgeon Bay to Norman and Eileen (Miller) Lardinois. 

 

Lori graduated from Southern Door High School in 1983.  She worked in purchasing for a number of businesses during her life.  She enjoyed flower gardening and golfing.  She especially loved spending time with her family, friends and her cats Stella and Bella.

 

Lori had been living in Cincinnati since 2013, but was in the process of moving to Green Bay this month.  Her heart was always in Wisconsin, and she was very excited about moving back home to be near family.

 

Survivors include her partner Brian Bergmann; a brother Kevin (Irene) Lardinois; three sisters, Kay (Ted) Brauer, Pam (Mark) Bretl, and Jane (Don) Mallien;  sister-in-law Peggy Lardinois; nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dale and Dean.

 

Memorial Services will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2022 at the Forbes Funeral Home.   Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  prior to the service. On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Kevin Vogel

Kevin Vogel, 42 years, of Thailand, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away April 8, 2022 in Thailand, unexpectedly.

 

     He was born October 4, 1979, the son of Joy Vogel in Sturgeon Bay. He graduated from Sevastopol High School. Kevin had a love of cooking, skateboarding, snowboarding, traveling, teaching and martial arts. This would eventually lead him to Thailand where he taught conversational English to the Thailand people. He completed his Master of Art in Education from European Global School in April 2021.

 

     Kevin found his true love there and on March 17, 2022 he was married to Pitchaporn Choochuea “Peach”.

 

     Our family will miss him so very much. He leaves behind his wife, Pitchaporn Choochuea; mother, Joy Vogel of Sturgeon Bay; siblings, Natalie Kosechata, Jessica Henderson and Brandon Isaacsen; nieces and nephews, Makayla Shackelford, Timothy John Shackelford, Addison Henderson, Emari Kosechata-Walker and many cousins, aunts and uncles.

 

     A service of remembrance will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Family and friends are encouraged to come and share stories and remembrances. The family will great friends and family Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m.

 

     Memorials may be given in his memory to help the family during this difficult time.

 

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

Merle K. Peot

Merle K. Peot, 93, Luxemburg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. She was born on March 1, 1929, in Scarboro to the late Adolph C. & Emerence M. (Younk) Novak. On June 1, 1949, she married Kenneth J. Peot at Holy Trinity Church in Casco. Together they worked on the family farm with Merle also working for Schreiber Cheese for twenty six years. Kenneth preceded her in death on February 18, 1992. Merle was active member of St. Mary Church, helping with the script program, the Christian Mother Society and was very proud to be a Eucharistic Minister for many years.

 

Survivors include her children, Glenn Peot, Lee Peot (Esther Gillis), Patty (Mike) Raisleger, Greg (Sandy) Peot; ten grandchildren that she loved very much include, Amanda (Tom) Shefchik, Brian (Cindy) Peot, Andrew (Kari) Peot, Alex (Nikki) Raisleger, Jackie (Dale) Peters, Ashley (Andy) Cornette, Jessica (Eric) Jahnke, Kaitlyn (Kris) Dubois, Kenny Peot, & Kim Peot; fourteen great grandchildren include, Julia, Jacob, Jonah, Evelyn, Stanley, Cecelia, Stella, Aubrey, Emery, Liam, Miles, Memphis, Joey and Zeke;  three sisters, Jean Kollross, Bonnie (Jerry) Marcelle, Nancy (Dave) Mueller; one sister-in-law, Joan Lardo; special friend, Connie Peot; many nieces and nephews.

 

Merle is preceded in death by her husband, who she has missed for thirty plus years, Kenneth J. Peot, her son, Kenneth “Butch” Peot; her grandson, Scott Peot; her daughter-in-law Mary Peot; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph & Hattie Peot; one sister, Shirley & (Roy) Rueckl; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Donald (Helen) Peot, Betty (Edward “Eddie”) Ripp, Donald “Doc” Kollross and Robert “Bob” Lardo.

 

Friends may call 3:30 to 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.  Closing Vigil Service with Rev. Daniel Schuster at 6:30 pm on Thursday.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Friday, July 8, 2022, at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg.  Funeral at 11:00 am on Friday at the church with Rev. Mark Mleziva officiating and Deacon Robert Miller assisting.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

 

Mc Mahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Peot Family www.mcmahonfh.com

 

The family wishes to thank the many people that visited her at Helping Hearts Assisted Living. She loved the visits and the card playing. The family would also like to thank Unity Hospice and the Helping Hearts Assisted Living Staff, for care given to Merle.

Samuel Adam Schneider

 Samuel Adam Schneider, 46, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, formerly of Longmont, CO, passed away at home on Sunday, June 19, 2022. 

     He was born on June 18, 1976, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, the son of Peter John Schneider and Gloria Adams Schneider. Growing up, Sam enjoyed drawing, trick bicycle riding, and skateboarding. He was a member of the local Boy Scout troop and the Sturgeon Bay Sail Training Foundation. Through the sailing program, he developed his love for sailboat racing. Using his drawing skills, he was able to design and later construct racing boats. Sam attended Sturgeon Bay High School. He was known for being a charismatic, fun-loving, and creative person. Sam would often escape to the art room. Those who still have their SBHS yearbooks from the early-mid 1990s will be able to attest that he was uncannily in almost every group, club, and team photo within that yearbook even though he never participated in those various groups and sports. That was Sam, the prankster. 

     As a teenager, his musical appreciation and style had him following the musical group, The Grateful Dead. He taught himself how to play the guitar and had an interest in electronics. 

     On June 21, 1998, Sam married Meredith Elizabeth Guthrie in rural Jacksonport. They were blessed with two daughters: Melody and Sierra. He and Meredith shared over 14 years together before separating. 

     Sam worked many jobs throughout his life. Earlier on, he was a server and eventually a cook for a restaurant in St. Simons Island, GA. He constructed home stereo systems in Boulder, CO for over twelve years. Then he worked as a bouncer in a club in Denver, CO. After that, he was a bartender in Sturgeon Bay. His last job was working as an automobile detailer in Longmont, CO. 

     Sam found peace in nature and loved gardening. His creativity was ever present in jewelry design and racing boat construction. Later in his life, Sam had a love and great passion for Jungian Psychology and was greatly inspired by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung’s four archetypes of consciousness: the self, the persona, the shadow, and the anima/animus. He read just about every writing of Jung and delved the deepest into his book “Mysterium Coniunctionis.” Anyone who knew Sam knew that he escaped life’s hardships and negativity by writing in his journals, he was a great writer. Sam was drawn so much to water, whether that be the ocean, lakes, or streams, and those waters will forever carry memories of him. He enjoyed long drives listening to music with his daughters and frequently traveled to his favorite and most memorable locations, this included Colorado, Door County, St. Simons Island, and Florida. 

     He will be deeply missed by his two daughters, Melody (fiancé, Tyler Kauffman) Schneider of Casper, WY, and Sierra Schneider of Erie, CO; former wife and mother of his daughters, Meredith Guthrie of Erie, CO; mother, Gloria Schneider of Sturgeon Bay, WI; three sisters, Katie Drummond of Eagle Mountain, UT, Sarah (Ben) Nielsen of North Salt Lake, UT, and Joyanne (Allen) Ludington, IA; nieces and nephews; uncles and aunts, Lawrence “Larry” Schneider of Lakewood, WI, Mary Terrance “Terry” Carlson of Pound, WI, Paul (Marilynn) Schneider, and Tim (Zoann) Schneider, both of Menominee, MI, Golden V. (Diane) Adams, Jr. of Lindon, UT, Steve (Marsha) Adams of Garland, UT, Janice “Jan” (Paul) Coover of Quilcene, WA, K. LeMoyne (Allison) Adams of Layton, UT, and Doyle (Shawna) Adams of St. George, UT; maternal grandmother, Loween Adams of North Ogden, UT; cousins; other relatives; and friends. 

     Sam was preceded in death by his father who died January 14, 1996; beloved pets, Ella and Miles Davis; paternal grandparents, Lawrence Peter Schneider and Lorrayne Bernice Jessel Schneider; maternal grandparents, Golden Virgil Adams, Sr. and Ruth Lenore (Paul) Thiessens Meacham; aunt and uncle, Tina Schneider and Charles Carlson; and other relatives.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service honoring Sam's life. Bob Hohneke will officiate. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Sam’s family to assist with his final care and service costs.

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

 

John A. Seiler

John Alfred Seiler, 84, of Sturgeon Bay passed away on June 26, 2022 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.  He was born September 7, 1937, in Carnot to Walter and Grace (Halverson) Seiler. On April 27, 1957, he married Joan Molle in Algoma, she preceded him in death on September 15, 2020.  John served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960 and then in the reserves from 1961-62. 

 

John owned and operated Seiler’s Sinclair Gas station on the westside of Sturgeon Bay from 1960 to 1970.  He later went into the auto parts business operating Seiler’s Auto Parts for 20 years. After selling the auto parts store, he worked for a number of years for the County Parks Department.  

John was a long time and active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where he enjoyed attending Bible class and serving as an usher and on the church council.  John was also a member of the local AmVets organization. 

John and his wife enjoyed traveling and camping across the country (all of the 50 states) and wintering in Texas for many years.  He was a very social person who talked to everyone he met, making friends wherever he went.  John also had a great sense of humor and loved pranking friends and relatives, even during his last days while he was in the hospital.

 

Survivors include four daughters, Lori (Tom) Cofrin; Terri (Jerry) McArdle; Kerri (Dan) Mallien and Jodi (Korey) Mallien; 11 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Keitha (Mike) McDonald and Mary (Randy) Piontek; and special friend Cindy Guenther.  He was preceded in death by his wife, granddaughter Megan McArdle, sister and brother-in-law Janet (Jocko) Rader, brother James Seiler and niece Kristin Piontek.

 

Funeral services will be 4:00 pm Sunday, July 3, 2022 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Burial will be in Schumacher Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Nancy A. Fenendael

Nancy A. Fenendael, 82, of Algoma (Rio Creek), passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Saturday, June 18, 2022, following a year and half battle with Leukemia.

 

She was born on April 27, 1940, in the Town of Lincoln to the late Elmer and Emeline (Havel) Gigot.

 

Nancy graduated from Casco High School in 1958. After graduation, Nancy worked at Fort Howard until 1962.

 

On September 30, 1961, she married Elias “Eli” Fenendael at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln. Together they raised their six children.

 

Nancy and Eli spent six decades devoting their lives to faith, family, and farming. Their legacy continues to live on as El-Na Farms. After retiring, Nancy could still be found feeding calves, making lunches, and completing bookwork for the farm.

 

In her spare time, she helped prepare food at Village Kitchen and S&K’s Food and Spirits. She also worked at the Lincoln Townhall during elections and volunteered her time at St. Peter Catholic Church by helping prepare meals for funerals.

 

Nancy enjoyed cooking, reading, and working in her gardens. Together they enjoyed many vacations through Care-Free Travel, along with going out to eat and playing cards with their friends.

 

They cherished watching their children and grandchildren’s many events. She is best known by her grandchildren for her famous sugar toast, her chili, and having the ability to make a cardboard box taste good! She was known by her grandchildren as “Grandma

Calfie” and “Grandma-on-the-Farm”.

 

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Eli, and their six children,

Barry (Linda) Fenendael, Lori (Butch) Tebon, Sue (Dave) Baudhuin, Cheryl (Jon) Cravillion, Lonnie (Sue) Fenendael, Shane (Jennie) Fenendael; fifteen grandchildren, Quin Fenendael; Mariah and Lance Tebon; Tyler (Cassidy), Jon, Bailey (Travis Mueller), and Nick Baudhuin; Kimberly (Brian) Dolski, Taylor and Jacob Cravillion; Samantha (Colt) Gille, Faith and Kurtis Fenendael; Rylee and Jordan Fenendael; seven great-grandchildren with another arriving in September.

 

Her siblings, Karen VanBoxel, Green Bay; Randy Gigot, New Franken; her sisters in-law, Jeanette Fenendael, Algoma; Barb Gigot, Algoma; Vonnie Gigot, Green Bay; Godchildren, Peggy Holtz, Lisa Passamoni, and Scott Fenendael; many nieces and nephews.

 

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Milton Gigot; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Goldie and Catherine Fenendael; two brothers in-law, Bernie VanBoxel and Algie Fenendael; two sisters in-law, Mary Jo Gigot and Shirley Gigot.

 

Friends may call 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, June 24, 2022, at McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg.  Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm on Friday.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at St. Peter Church, Lincoln. Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Edward Looney officiating.  Burial in St. Peter Cemetery, Lincoln.  www.mcmahonfh.com

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff of Green Bay Oncology and St. Vincent’s Imaging Medical Short Stay, for their care and compassion.

Frederick Thyes

Frederick “Fred” J. Thyes, 73, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2022, following a long illness. 

He was born July 13, 1948, to the late Fred F. and Marie G. (Smits) Thyes in Green Bay, WI. 

Fred grew up in New Franken and graduated from Premontre High School.  He married Marilyn (Faucett) on January 12, 1974, and they spent many years together prior to her passing in 2008.

Fred spent the majority of his career in the grocery business, primarily as the manager of the meat department for Sure Way and Jubilee Foods stores. An avid fast-pitch and later slow-pitch softball player, Fred also took time to coach youth baseball to pass along his love of the game. Each fall Fred would be busy watching Notre Dame football, the Packers, or in the woods deer hunting. His true enjoyments were spending time with family and friends. He was a genuinely caring man who always made it a point to smile, ask how you were doing, and listen to and share stories.

Fred is survived by his son, Jesse (Corinne) Thyes and his two grandsons, Connor and Logan; his sisters, Doris Tilkens, Shirley (Jim) Daoust, and Sally Jacobs as well as other relatives and friends.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Marie (Smits) Thyes; his wife, Marilyn (Faucett) Thyes; brother, Jim Thyes; two brothers in law, Jack Tilkens and James Jacobs; nephew, Dan Thyes; and several other loved ones.

Friends may call between 4:00 and 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg. Closing prayer service at 7:00 pm with Deacon Bob Miller officiating.

Private burial in Riverside Cemetery, Peshtigo.

McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Thyes Family. www.mcmahonfh.com

In lieu of flowers, and other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established in Fred’s memory.

The family would like to thank the Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Squad and other first responders as well as many friends and family for their love and support.

Mitchell A. Groessl

If heaven has its version of the Algoma Boat Club, we suspect Mitch Groessl is already standing behind the bar, welcoming new arrivals with a warm smile and striking up a conversation. Mitch passed awayJune 13, 2022, one day shy of the birthday he shared with his wife at the age of 62 after battlingpancreatic cancer longer than most. He would say he was fortunate to enjoy every extra day.
A pillar of the Algoma community, Mitch was slated to be the 2022 Shanty Days Honoree later thissummer. It was a well-deserved recognition that marked a lifetime of commitment to making thehometown he treasured the best place it could be.
Mitch was born June 14, 1959, at Algoma Memorial Hospital to J. Alan and the late Beth (Shaw) Groessl.
He graduated from Algoma High School in 1977, where he played football, basketball and baseball, andmade lifelong friendships with classmates. Mitch was the youngest of the five Groessl children.
So entrenched in the Algoma community was Mitch even as a young man that when he went to pick up aSouthern Door girl for a blind date one evening, it was the first time he found himself in the position ofmeeting a date’s parents without them already knowing him. It was a quite the nerve-wracking experiencefor Mitch, but it seemed to turn out well in the end as he and the former Joan Schmelzer married onDecember 16, 1983, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.
Mitch was one of those guys who loved small-town living. He knew virtually everyone and everyoneknew Mitch. His easy smile and friendly manner put everyone he met immediately at ease, and he washappy to converse about any topic, especially sports. He officiated basketball,football and baseballgames, and was recognized by the WIAA for 40 years of service. He also served as the Algoma freshman
football coach at one point, and was a long-time member of the football chain gang, including the 2021season.
Family gatherings at the Boat Club centered on Mitch and his position behind the bar. He was alwaysready to assume his regular duties even as his health showed signs of more rapid decline just six weeksago. Never mind the fact he had just entered at-home hospice care. There was no way Mitch was going tobe anywhere but behind that bar for what he figured could be his last party.
Mitch joined the Algoma Rescue Squad in 1982 and continued to take calls until three weeks before his death. He served as captain and lieutenant of the Rescue Squad during his tenure, finally retiring as firefighter on January 1, 2020. Since records first started to be maintained in 1996, Mitch logged almost 5,500 hours of service to the Algoma Fire and Rescue Department. He was very proud that all three of hissons followed in his footsteps with Algoma Fire and Rescue.
During his working career, Mitch spent time at Algoma Hardwoods, Wisconsin Label, and the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department. He retired in 2013 and remained very busy. Mitch served on the Wisconsin
EMS Advisory Board, Kewaunee County Emergency Government, and as deputy coroner under Dave Hudson and more recently under his own son, Rory.
Mitch was well-known for his volunteer activities, including Algoma Shanty Days, Wet Whistle Wine Fest, and multiple other community events. He was an alderperson for Algoma’s Ward 3 for two terms,was an adjunct instructor at NWTC in which he assisted with EMT classes and practical exams, and served on the Door County Medical Center Board until forced to step down due to health reasons.
Mitch and Joan enjoyed their seasonal campsite at Ahnapee Shores for more than 20 years, and he enjoyed time spent with friends and annual vacations with John and Kendra. He was a lifelong fan of the Packers, Badgers and Brewers, and enjoyed driving for Algoma Motors. More importantly, he was happy to help anyone who asked for assistance.
Surviving Mitch are his wife, Joan; sons Rory (Sarah, and children Kalynn, Lauren and Levi); Casey (Shayna, and their son Greyson); and Quinn, all of Algoma; his father, Alan, of Algoma; brothers Mike, Two Rivers; Dave (Jane), Luxemburg; Mark (Barbie), Florida; father-in-law, George Schmelzer; sisters and brothers-in-law Jean (Chuck) Marsh, David (Tammy) Schmelzer, Del (Lisa) Schmelzer, Julie Schmelzer, Buck (Vicki) Schmelzer, Dean Schmelzer; cousin Lisa Schmelzer, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beth; sister, Debbie Hareland (Gary); Casey and Shayna’s daughter, Aubree; and Joan’s mother, Barbara Schmelzer.
The family would like to thank everyone who stopped by for a visit or offered to help during Mitch’s final days. We are very appreciative, even if we didn’t take you up on the offer. We would also like to thank Dr. Robert Anderson and Dr. Kevin Mortara, and in the past couple months the Unity Hospice team led by Heather and Jenny. Any monetary donations will go toward an EMS Scholarship Fund in Algoma.
Visitation will take place from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Schinderle Funeral Home in Algoma and from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, June 20, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Algoma, where Mitch received all the sacraments. Mass will begin at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow in the cafeteria.

Sandra Lee (Paape) Hoffmann

   Sandra Lee (Paape) Hoffmann lost her courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer on June 9, 2022.

     She was born February 5, 1959 to Lester and Elizabeth Paape in Algoma. She attended Algoma Public schools and graduated from Algoma High School in 1977. Sandy met Thomas Scott Hoffmann in 1982 and they were married on October 5, 1985.

     Sandy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. After many surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation, she remained cancer-free for seven years. Then, in the summer of 2021, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She again gave it a good fight, going through chemotherapy and radiation, once again. She had a sense of humor, even in the last couple days of her life. Sandy will be sadly missed by many.

     Sandy loved her time up north with Tom: snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and sitting around the bonfire. Up north in Rumley, Michigan was her happy place. They also enjoyed many Harley rides as well. Sandy loved working with her flowers in the summer and tending to her garden at their home in Sturgeon Bay. Sandy was a very selfless person; everyone else always came first. She was very kind and caring and never wanted to bother anyone. Her favorite songs were “Amour” by Andy Lorio (2015) and “I Will Remember You” by Sarah McLachlan.

     Sandy was a hard worker and loved her job as front desk manager at The Landmark Resort, which she held for 16 years. She worked through the covid epidemic to keep the business going.

     Sandy is survived by her loving and caring husband, Thomas Hoffmann; stepson, Peter Greischar; brothers, Lester (Germaine) Paape and Gary (Rita) Paape; sister, Maria Paape; brothers-in-law, Donn (Joy) Hoffmann, Kenneth (Sue) Hoffmann, Michael (Marsha) Hoffman, and Michael Lardinois; sister-in-law, Terri (Jim) Pavlick; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Elizabeth Paape; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Marjorie Hoffmann; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Lardinois.

     Sandy’s life will be honored with a memorial service on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay at 1:00 p.m. with Chaplain Mark Richardson officiating.

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

     Sandy’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to Unity Hospice – the nurses, social worker, and especially, Chaplain Mark Richards - for all they have done to help in the time of need. It is very much appreciated! A big, very special thank you to Sandy and Tom’s Earth Angel, Nancy Writt – you were indispensable in helping us through this difficult journey. We can’t thank you enough for all you have done.

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

 

Henry "Hank" D. Deprey

Henry “Hank” D.  Deprey, 70, passed away Saturday morning, June 11, 2022, at a local hospital after a short illness with family by his side.

Born on June 1, 1952, he was the son of the late Anthony Sr. and Lorraine (Moreau) Deprey. He graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School with the class of 1970.

 

 He married Julie K. Bredael on May 5th, 1973, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. They just celebrated 49 years together.

 

Hank owned and operated Luxemburg Bowl aka: “Hank’s Planks” for 40 plus years, with his wife Julie at his side. He was a former part-time employee with Salmon’s Meats and had volunteered his time with the Luxemburg Fire Department in the past.  Hank enjoyed spending time with family & friends at the camper. His true enjoyments were spending time with his wife, children & grandchildren. He will be well known for “taking a ride”, telling his stories and throwing his hat on the floor. 

 

Hank is survived by his wife Julie; three daughters, Tina (Andy) Haegele and their children, Austin and Callie; Tammy (Steve) Teumer and their son, Trevor; Amy (David) Deprey.

Hank is further survived by his sisters, Mary Ann Heraly, Rosie (Jeff) LaFave, Teri Deprey, Lisa Dewitt; one sister in law, Nancy Deprey: his godson, Jeromy Deprey.  Hank is also survived by his mother in law, Eileen Bredael and Julie’s sisters, brother and their families, Nancy (David) Buhr, Fred (Roxie) Bredael, Lori (Glenn) Salmon, Lynn (John) Michiels, Mikki (Bob) Jandrain; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

Hank was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony Sr. and Lorraine (Moreau) Deprey; his father in law, Lloyd “Porky” Bredael; brothers, Randy “Zeke” Deprey, Anthony “JR” Deprey; brothers in Law, Carl Heraly, Perry DeWitt; Goddaughter, Stephanie “Tootsie” Woelfel and several other loved ones.

 

Friends may call between 3:00 and 7:00 pm on Friday, June 17, 2022, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. 

 

Closing Vigil Service at 7:00 pm with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg. 

 

McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Deprey Family.  www.mcmahonfh.com

 

In lieu of flowers, and other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established in Hank’s memory.

 

The family would like to thank the Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Squad, Luxemburg Lions Club, Casco Lions Club, the staff of Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Bellin Rehab, as well as many friends and family for their love and support.

Anthony "Tony" Polich

Anthony Paul Polich, “Tony” to all who knew him, 57, of the Town of Egg Harbor, passed away early Monday evening, December 13, 2021 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

     He was born November 14, 1964, the son of Martin Peter Polich and Elaine Ann (Gillick) Polich. Tony grew up attending Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and School and graduated from Sevastopol High School with the class of 1983.

     Tony was employed with Parent Construction, while studying at NWTC and became a master plumber, with his inspector license.

    Tony established Polich Excavating & Plumbing over decade ago; his hard work and determination has made it the success that it is today.

      He was united in marriage to Resa Ohnesorge and had many happy years together. She preceded him in death on April 29, 2009.

      A couple years later Tony met Vicki, and together they enjoyed each other’s companionship for the last several years.

     He enjoyed snowmobiling and was an avid collector of vintage snowmobiles. Tony loved his antique tractors and pulled his favorites at the Valmy Thresheree, Alaska (near Algoma), and Kewaunee. He was a skilled mechanic and worked on all his own equipment. Tony looked forward to his vegetable garden every year to share with all his friends.

     He will be missed by Vicki Foxworthy and her family; siblings, Monica (Kerry) Field, Peter (Valerie) Polich, Jesse (Terry) Hockers, Theresa (Jason) Hockers-Willems, and Jamie (Dan) Nowak; his birth mother, Carol Hockers; other family members; and many friends.

     Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Elaine Polich; wife, Resa Ohnesorge-Polich; and other relatives.

    His life will be honored with visitation for family and friends to be held at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will continue, Tuesday morning, December 21, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. with a funeral service to be held at 11:00 a.m., Fr. Quinn Mann officiating.

     The funeral service will be livestreamed at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 via the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HuehnsFuneralHome). Those anticipating viewing service via Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the funeral home Facebook page any time prior to the service to receive notification of the live broadcast.

     Tony will be laid to rest in Blossomberg Cemetery in Peninsula State Park, Town of Gibraltar, with a graveside committal service held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 with Pastor Ed House officiating.

     Memorials may be given in his name for the Country View 4-H Club (the Sevastopol area 4-H club).

     A special thanks goes out to the staff of Door County Medical Center for the wonderful care given to Tony.

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

Patricia L. Cichon

Patricia Louise Cichon, 84, of Algoma Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on May 18th 2022 with her one son by her side. She was born October 22, 1937 in Manitowoc to the late James and Ruth (Jakobovsky) Fotey.  She married the late Joseph A. Cichon Jr in 1959 and they moved to River Grove, Illinois, where the raised a family of two sons and a daughter. Upon retirement from successful careers the happy couple moved back to her hometown of Algoma, Wisconsin, to enjoy a simpler life among old friends and familiar places.  

She was a friendly spirit. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin she always had a passion for reading and loved to inspire the same trait in others.  Active in the community library, she along with her friends, started the Book Corner. A quaint and popular used book store in Algoma.

She is survived by and her love lives on in her children; Christopher, Ruth and Thomas. Her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends. She truly earned her wings.

There will be a public visitation, Monday, June 13, 2022 at St. Agnes by the Lake Episcopal Church, Algoma, from 12:00 PM until the time of services at 1:00 PM with Father Rob Hoppe officiating.  Burial at the Evergreen Cemetery following the service.

The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, LLC was entrusted with the arrangements for Patricia.

Kim M. Burns

 Kim M. Burns, 63 years of Baileys Harbor, passed away Monday, May 30, 2022 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay after complications following a stroke the week prior.

     She was born April 1, 1959, in Algoma, the daughter of the late Harold and Delores “Tootie” (Sternard) Kiehnau. Kim graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1977.

     In February of 1979 she married Robert Carl “Louie” Oldenburg. They had two children, Kasey, and Robert. He preceded her in death March 22, 1994. On May 21, 2005, she married David “Dave” R. Burns in Baileys Harbor.

     Kim was self-employed and owned and operated TLC cleaning for most of her working life. She was a dedicated EMS technician with the Baileys Harbor rescue and its water rescue team.

     Kim was known as “Nana” to some and “MaMa” to everyone. She loved gardening and schooling David on how and where to plant along with riding her scooter. She was selfless, giving and kind. Kim was always thinking of others before herself. Being community minded, she served on her church council at Immanuel Lutheran Church and worked the voting polls as elections supervisor.

     Surviving family include her husband, David; children, Kasey (Scott Williams) Oldenburg, Robert (Haley Adams) Oldenburg, Jenie (Brett) Harrington, Jason Burns; eight grandchildren, Isla, Abby, Zoey, Gabbie, Payton, Eric, Jessa, Jackson and two on the way; siblings, Sharon Honold, twin sister, Kay (Mike) Hanna of Port Macquarie, Australia, Dale (Miriam) Kiehnau, Verlin (Lois) Kiehnau; and sister-in-law, Kay Wolter.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, Harold and Tootie Kiehnau, and husband, Robert C. “Louie” Oldenburg.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2022 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor with Pastor Gary Scharrig officiating. Burial will be at Baileys Harbor Town Cemetery.

     Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home and at the church on Friday, June 10, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.

     County honors will be provided by Baileys Harbor Fire Department and EMS along with Door County Representatives.

     In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to help with expenses related to unexpected costs.

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

IdaKay Appel Orsted

Dear Nana, you left us unexpectedly too soon. You left us missing your toasted grilled cheese sandwiches, your homemade chicken dumpling soup that we always made together, your Mac N cheese, and your secret ingredient cookies. You left us missing our four wheeler rides, our puzzle times, our go fish and war games, our many sleep-overs and slumber parties. You left us missing your homemade costumes and all the time we spent together. With all that we will miss, we also hold all those memories in our hearts. We love you so much and will always remember you as our nana with kitty.

IdaKay Appel Orsted, 67, Town of Gibraltar, died peacefully on Friday May 27 at home.
She was born August 14, 1954 in Algoma to Edward and Myrtle (Albertson) Appel.   She had a love for music and was a longtime member of the Algoma Community Band. She will be missed by her band family. She had a love for genealogy, family reunions and knitting.

She left behind two grandchildren Grady and Brody Baumann that she loved dearly, a son Christopher Lee Baumann and daughter-in-law Kari Lee Baumann. Her siblings Robert Appel, Tina Appel and Edward (Holly) Appel, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


She was preceded in death by; her beloved husband Greg Orsted, sister Sandy Schmidt, sister Cynthia Benson, brother William Appel, sister-in-law Dr. Joan Appel Traver,  parents Edward and Myrtle Appel and  mother and father in law Patrica and Orval Orsted.

There will be a graveside memorial gathering, Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 1:00 PM until the time of services at 2:00 PM with Pastor Gary Scharrig officiating at the  Baileys Harbor Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at the Baileys Harbor Recreational Center on Summit Road. Idakay was a collector of all things apple, so her family would like you to have an apple from her collection to take home. She was the apple of their hearts and the family wants to share that. Cards can be mailed to: 3256 County EE Baileys Harbor, WI 54202.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Kendall Park Memorial where the family will have a memorial plaque up in her honor. Kendall was Grady and Brody’s aunt. Or Algoma Community Band.

Lillian Ruth Judd

Lillian Ruth Judd, “Lilly” to all who knew and loved her, 73, formerly of Door County, passed away in the loving arms of her family, Tuesday afternoon, May 24, 2022 at Care Partners Assisted Living of Kaukauna in the Village of Harrison.

     

She was born November 13, 1948 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Albert Henry Judd and Magdalene “Maggie” Madonna Judd. Lilly grew up on the family homestead in Fish Creek and attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church also in Fish Creek. She graduated from Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek with the class of 1969.

     

Lilly was initially employed with Emerson Motors in Sturgeon Bay and had the responsibility of loading and unloading the ovens and varnishing the stators. She remained at Emerson until its closing. Lilly worked in the kitchen at Tony’s Fiesta, then (as a dishwasher at) White Gull Inn, and eventually The Cookery, all in Fish Creek. She lived in Fish Creek nearly all of her life and then Baileys Harbor for a short time, before her health began to decline. Lilly moved into Emerald Shores Assisted Living in Kewaunee, Kewaunee County, in 2020 and lived there until 2021 when she moved into Care Partners Assisted Living of Kaukauna in the Village of Harrison, Calumet County.

     

She loved her cats, Max and Minnie. Lilly always enjoyed spending time with children. She was nice to everyone.

     

Lilly will be missed by her four siblings, Mary (Francis “Bud”) LaFrombois of the Town of New Holstein, Alvina LeCloux of the Town of Nasewaupee, Carol (friend, George Karls) Randl of New Holstein, Henry (Connie) Judd of Valmy; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives.

     

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Judd; brother-in-law, Roger LeCloux; and other relatives.

     

Lilly will be laid to rest near family in Blossomberg Cemetery in Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek, with a private graveside committal.

     

“Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staff of Care Partners of Kaukauna and Preceptor Hospice for the kind and compassionate care you gave to Lilly.”

    

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

Steven Robert Witalison

Steven Robert Witalison, 69, of Fish Creek, passed away Sunday evening, March 20, 2022, at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

    

He was born December 29, 1952 in Madison, the son of Robert Charles Witalison and Arzetta Claire (Bauldry) Witalison. Steve was raised Catholic and attended Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church in Sun Prairie and grade school in Waunakee. He graduated from Sun Prairie High School with the class of 1971. Steve went on to study education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He returned home after two years at Stevens Point and went to work for Tracor Northern in Middleton in their shipping department. Through his friend, Craig Breitsprecher, Steve met Kathleen Joann Havlik. They were united in marriage on June 15, 1974 at Kathy's home church of St. Albert the Great in Sun Prairie. Steve remained with Tracor Northern for 18 years. He worked various jobs before going to work for Jenkins Research and Manufacturing in Fitchburg in 1994. Steve retired from Jenkins as the shipping department manager in 2003. He and Kathy moved from Madison to Fish Creek, in Door County, in 2009.

    

Steve enjoyed playing softball for Tracor Northern in league in Middleton. He coached his sons in Pop Warner football and remained an avid sports fan throughout his life, especially of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Wisconsin Badgers (various sports). Steve loved to go fishing at Tenny Park in Madison, on the Wisconsin River in Portage, in Sister Bay, and also in Sturgeon Bay. He played tuba in band in high school and liked (almost) all kinds of music - from big band to (country) bluegrass...Pretty much anything besides rap.

    

Steve will be missed by wife, Kathy, with whom he was blessed to share nearly 48 years of marriage with; three sons, Ryan Witalison of Fish Creek, Sean (Lindsey) Witalison of Kimberly, and Evan Witalison of Racine; two grandsons, Abram and Brodie Witalison; two brothers, Gary (Joni) Witalison of Fish Creek and Donald (Lori) Witalison of Madison; mother-in-law, Betty Havlik of Wisconsin Rapids; siblings-in-law, Nancy Soldner of Liberty, MO, Susan Rank of Tomah, and Craig (Liz) Havlik of Sun Prairie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

    

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Micah Witalison (2018); father-in-law, Clarence "CJ" Joseph Havlik; brothers-in-law David Havlik and Nels Rank; and other relatives.

    

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall/Fish Creek Old Town Hall, 4167 Maple Street, Fish Creek, WI 54212.

    

Memorials may be given in his name for the Wisconsin Humane Society (www.wihumane.org).

    

"Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Door County Medical Center and Unity Hospice for the wonderful, compassionate care you gave to Steve."

    

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

Carl H. Mengert

Door County artist and educator, Carl H. Mengert, 96, of Sturgeon Bay passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Cardinal Ridge CBRF in Sturgeon Bay.

     

He was born August 13, 1925, in Milwaukee, the only son of the late Alvin and Alice (King) Mengert. Following high school, Carl graduated in 1950 from Milwaukee State Teachers College, pursuing his art degree before receiving his master’s in library science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII. In 1948, he married Lorraine Neuens in Milwaukee. She preceded him in death January 6, 2017. 

     

Described as unfailingly cheerful, Carl was suited for his calling of education as he taught art in Edgerton, WI, serving as their Junior High School Librarian, then at UW-Whitewater before returning to the position of Librarian for Edgerton High School until his retirement. He and his wife, Lorraine, retired to Sturgeon Bay in 1985, where his family had summered since 1971.

     

After studying art with Bridget Austin, Lionel Wathall, and James Range, he was encouraged to devote serious time to watercolors, even studying with Ratindra Das. Carl was represented by the Blue Dolphin House & BDH Studio in Ephraim, Stonehill Crafts in Ephraim, and was an active member of the Door County Art League. He had exhibited at Milwaukee Art Institute, Hardy Gallery, Miller Art Museum, Peninsula Music Festival, DC Art League, and DC Memorial Hospital. His work had appeared with NML Insurance Co. Milwaukee, Wausau Hospital Center, Miller Art Museum, and many private art collections throughout the US.

     

Lorraine and Carl also had an extensive eclectic art collection, surrounding themselves with the works of others, because to Carl “it’s an awareness of what’s around you and making life exciting to look at”. To Carl and Lorraine, collecting was a way to say “thank you” to the wonderful and interesting kind and gentle people who created such beautiful things. To Carl, works are collected for love, not investment.

     

He will be missed by his two children, Thomas (Darlene) Mengert of Sturgeon Bay and Wendy (Dan) McClure of Stoughton, WI; five grandchildren, Jeremy (Lisa) Mengert, Jason Mengert, Tiffany (Chris) Dufek, Ashley Baur, and Travis (Emily) Baur; five great-grandchildren, Bryce and Brooklyn Mengert, Michael Roy, Parker Hogan, and Blake Baur; special niece and nephew, Linda (Mike) Johnson and David (Mary Jo) Kern; cousin, Carl King, Jr.; and many other nieces and nephews; dear friends; and colleagues.

     

Carl’s life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Jeff Greathouse officiating. Military honors by the United States Army will conclude the funeral service, and a luncheon will follow.

     

Friends may call at the church on Friday, June 3, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

     

Memorials may be directed to the Miller Art Museum, 107 S. 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 (millerartmuseum.org) in Carl’s memory.

     

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Cardinal Ridge Assisted Living (past and present), Unity Hospice, and Shannon Lauder for all their love and compassion.

     

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

Kelly Hunsader

Kelly K. Hunsader, 62, Luxemburg, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, following a two year battle with cancer.

 

He was born May, 9, 1960, in Green Bay, to the late Kenneth L. and Eugenia “Jean” E. (Bellin) Hunsader.

 

On May 6, 1989, he married Kelly L. Biesterveld, at St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Green Bay.

 

After graduating from Preble High School he attended NWTC, graduating with the auto mechanics program. After a short time as a mechanic, he started a life-long career in telecommunications for 36 years.

 

Kelly enjoyed spending time with his family at his cabin playing cards and fishing. He loved Thursday night golf league and making side bets. He also enjoyed a good game of fetch with his grand-pup Hazel.

 

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Kelly; daughter Desiree (Dan) Mondloch; son Taylor (Lauren) Hunsader; grandson Henry Mondloch; mother-in-law Marion Biesterveld; his siblings, Becky (Tom) Jaklin, Bryan (Special friend Julie) Hunsader; brothers-in-law and sisters in law, Jeff (Kim) Biesterveld, Timm (Candee) Biesterveld, Kay (Cliff) Hartzheim; nieces and nephews; and special friend Rick Barbiaux.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and father-in-Law, Virgil Biesterveld.

 

 Visitation will be held from 3pm to 7pm Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at St. Mary Luxemburg 1412 Main St. with a closing prayer service at 7:00 pm with Deacon Bob Miller.  

 

Visitation will continue between 1:00 and 2:45 pm Thursday, June 2, 2022, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. 

 

Funeral 3:00 pm on Thursday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating. 

 

Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

 

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Hunsader Family.  www.mcmahonfh.com

 

In lieu of flowers, the family will collect memorials that will be contributed to pancreatic cancer research.

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Green Bay Oncology and Unity Hospice, with a special thanks to Leah, Ashley, and Wendy for their care and compassion.

Alyssa Breanne (Laughlin) Fuerst

Alyssa Breanne (Laughlin) Fuerst, 26, of Suamico, was called home to Heaven while at her home, Tuesday evening, May 17, 2022.

     

She was born June 8, 1995 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of James and Heather (Weborg) Laughlin. Alyssa graduated from Gibraltar High School in 2013 before attending the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Somers (northwest of Kenosha). In 2013, she was introduced to Joey Fuerst through Mary Kay Shumway. For Joey, it was love at first sight, and on September 16, 2017, Alyssa married the love of her life, Timothy “Joey” Fuerst II. He is devastated at the sudden loss of his dear wife. Alyssa had been diagnosed recently with a seizure disorder, and this event was never anticipated as she lived her life to the fullest right up until her passing.

     

Alyssa had a great sense of humor which came to her naturally. Spending time with her husband, Joey, was the greatest joy in her life – working on home projects together, dog walks and trips to the dog park, gaming with her mom, and working on puzzles were some of her favorite things. Together, she and Joey were growing in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and enjoyed bible studies together and at church. They attended Journey Church in De Pere.

     

Alyssa will be deeply missed by her husband, Tim “Joey” Fuerst of Suamico; parents, James and Heather Laughlin of Ellison Bay; two brothers, Anthony “Bubba” (and friend, Alexa), Alex “Chubs” (his friend, Kayla); maternal grandparents, Mark and Melannie Weborg of Ellison Bay; mothers-in-law, Kathy (Chuck) Swoboda of Green Bay, Mary Kay Shumway of Sister Bay (and her children, Kaytlin and Kierra Shumway); sister-in-law, Melissa (Patrick) Mock; aunts and uncles; many dear cousins; and friends.

     

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Tim Fuerst, Sr.; paternal grandmother, Regina Walsh; and other relatives.

     

A celebration of Alyssa’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Pastor Joel Rose officiating. She will be laid to rest in Rowleys Bay Cemetery in the Town of Liberty Grove.

     

Family will receive friends at Huehns Funeral Home on Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and also on Friday from noon until the time of service. A gathering for family and friends will be held at Apple Valley Lanes, 1217 N. 14th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 following the service on Friday.

     

Memorials given in Alyssa’s memory to her loving husband, Timothy Fuerst, to assist with expenses in this time of need.

     

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

Dean E. Karnopp

Dean E.  Karnopp, 65, Luxemburg, died peacefully on Thursday morning, May 12, 2022.  He was born April 30, 1957, to the late Elton and Vernis (Gaedtke) Karnopp.  On November 26, 1983, he married Shelley A. Shilbauer at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montpelier.  He loved playing the drums with many local polka bands, he will be greatly missed.

Dean is survived by his wife, Shelley, his children, Chalsee Karnopp, Green Bay; Jacob Karnopp, New Franken; extended family, Brett Boehm, Milwaukee; Lindsay, Marathon; Dave, Ocala, Florida.  He is further survived by three brothers, Nolan (June) Karnopp, Arlin (Mary Lou) Karnopp and Niel (Brenda) Karnopp:  two sisters-in-law, Gay Pivonka and Sandy Minger, both of Green Bay; one brother-in-law, William Shilbauer, New Franken; many nieces and nephews.  Special friends, Brittany (Jeremiah), Tyler (Brittni) and Melissa (James).

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Elton Karnopp and Vernis Karnopp-Kudick; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clifford and Ruth Shilbauer; one brother, Merle Karnopp; two brothers-in law, Adrian Pivonka, Lee Shilbauer, one sister-in-law, Bell Shilbauer, one nephew, Richard Pivonka.

Friends may call between 9:30 to 11:45 am on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier.  Memorial Service 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday at the church, with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.

McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Karnopp Family.
www.mcmahonfh.com

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

Jennifer "Jen" L. Post

Jennifer “Jen” L. Post, 42, of Stoughton, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday, May, 12, 2022, at her home.

She was born in Green Bay on November 25, 1979, to Roger and Carol (Hoagland) Post.

Jen was employed with the University of Wisconsin Madison Medicine and Public Health as a Research Specialist. She was involved in many research studies involving organ transplants in monkeys and vaccine effectiveness, including the Covid-19 vaccine.

Her enjoyments in life were hanging out with her pets, cooking and baking and spending time with friends playing Trivia. Her Christmas lasagna will be greatly missed.  She was very strong willed, intelligent and loved to debate any topic.

Survivors include her parents, Roger and Carol Post; one brother, Paul (Kelley); two sisters, Julie Uslabar, Jean (Randy) Pieschek; nephews, Brendon Post (special friend Kelsey), Jack Uslabar, Jacob and Mason Pieschek; nieces, Alyssa (her godchild) and Sydney Pieschek, Rylie Post; aunts and uncles, Ruth Ziegelbauer, Helen Schmechel, Clarence Hoagland, Gerald Hoagland (friend Barb), Larry (Mary) Hoagland, Marvin (Diana) Hoagland; Jeanette Zeitler, Arlene Gruetzmacher, Shirley (Sheldon) Prodell, Carol (James) Nemecek, Rita Post, Donna Post; and her canine child,  Daphne and feline children, Butter, Waffle and Benny.

Jen was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred and Eleanora Post, and Robert and Elizabeth Hoagland; uncles, Norman Post, Robert Post (godfather), Roy Post, Harold Zeitler, Wayne Gruetzmacher, Robert Hoagland, James Hoagland; aunts, Bernice (Wally) Machut, Ellen Post, Betty Lou Hoagland, Mary Hoagland; and canine child, Fred.

Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church, (Town of Montpelier), N4108 County Road AB, Luxemburg, WI 54217, between 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.  Funeral 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, at the church with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.  Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Montpelier.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Post Family. 
www.mcmahonfh.com

A special thank you is extended to the Stoughton Police Department, Kewaunee County Police Department especially Chief Deputy Jason Veeser, Dane County Medical Examiner’s office, and Cress Funeral Home especially Georgia, Jen’s friends Renee and Mike and Pastor Daniel Olson, for your help when it was greatly needed.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

Eunice Mary Bader

Eunice Mary Bader, age 95, Dyckesville, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022. The daughter of the late John Sr. and Mary (De Broux) Gilson, was born on June 4, 1926. She married Orbie H. Bader on May 13, 1950, at St. Louis Church in Dyckesville. He preceded her in death March 18, 2006.

 

Eunice is survived by four children: Ted Bader, Vicki Challis, Terri (Brian) Guilette and Brenda (Roger) Steinfeldt; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and her sister Rita Berger.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Orbie, grandson Brian Bader, daughter-in-law Marietta Bader, sister, Frances Renier, and brother John Gilson Jr.

Per Eunice’s wishes, there will be no visitation and a private funeral will be held at a later date.

 

The family would like to thank her best neighbors Gary and Michelle Borley, Helping Hearts Assisted Living Facility, Unity Hospice and Crystal.

 

In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Unity Hospice or St. Louis Church Parish in Dyckesville.

 

McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Bader Family.  www.mcmahonfh.com

Joseph H. Parent

Joseph Parent, 86, of Baileys Harbor, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 8, 2022, after several months of illness.

    

He was born March 20, 1936 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Homer Parent and Luella (Mann) Parent.  Joe was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor.  He attended the Baileys Harbor Grade School, and graduated from Gibraltar High School with the class of 1954.  The following year, he married his high school sweetheart Doris Uhlemann on September 10, 1955 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  He and Doris shared 28 years of marriage.  Together, the young couple raised three boys, Steve, Mike and Jim.  As a family, they always took the opportunity to boat, travel, and attend the boys’ many sporting events.  Joe was an avid baseball pitcher, playing in High School and the Door County League.  His pitching style mirrored all of the other aspects of his life….strong, fast, and just wild enough to keep his opponents guessing and off balance!  He tried out for the Milwaukee Braves and was offered an opportunity to play on their Single A farm team in Georgia, but he turned down the opportunity to stay in Baileys Harbor and begin his life as a husband, father, and businessman.  In his early years he was very active in the community as a member of the Baileys Harbor Lions Club, donating his time, equipment, and materials to make the town of Baileys Harbor a better place.

    

From the time he was a young boy, he worked alongside his father, Homer, in the family excavation business, Parent Construction Company, in Baileys Harbor.  It was here that he developed his legendary work ethic.  As his father’s health began to fail, Joe took over the business.  Beginning as a small excavation and land clearing company, Joe ran the company for nearly seven decades and expanded into trucking, driveway and foundation installation, blasting and quarrying operations, major earth moving projects, dock and seawall construction, installation of sewer and water utilities, septic systems, construction of sewage treatment plants all over northeast Wisconsin, landscaping, redi-mix concrete, and the creation of major vacation and residential developments such as Heritage Lake Resort, The Oaks Condominiums, Harbor Terrace Condominiums, Lake Haven Condominiums, and many other projects.  For many years, Parent Construction was one of the largest employers north of Sturgeon Bay and was seemingly involved in just about all of the development in Door County for well over a half century.  Joe was a major Arctic Cat dealer when the snowmobile craze hit in the early 70’s.  He built a successful Arctic Cat racing team that raced in Door County, other parts of the state, and the Upper Peninsula.  For decades he sponsored the Parent Construction youth baseball team in the Stars of Tomorrow league in Sturgeon Bay.  When it came to most things in life, especially business, he was fearless.  He took on financial risk and jumped feet first into business ventures.  He learned and adapted as he went along, and more often than not, succeeded by sheer will and the force of his personality.  He bent the rules when he had to, and he never, ever, quit at anything he did.

    

Joe married Suzanne Galligan in 1986, and they shared over 25 years of marriage.  Together they enjoyed boating in both Wisconsin and Florida, motor home treks around the country, and winters at their home in Venice, Florida, until Suzanne’s sudden death in June of 2011. 

    

Joe is survived by his sons, Steve (Dawn) Parent of Sturgeon Bay, Mike (Laura) Parent of Egg Harbor, and Jim (Pam Lent) Parent of Baileys Harbor; their mother, Doris Parent of Baileys Harbor; his brother, Bill (Megan) Parent of Saugatuck, MI; and sister, Linda (Rick) Chapracki of Littleton, CO.  Suzanne’s children, Shelly Galligan of Delavan, WI, Kristen (Peter) Lipsey of Wilmette, IL, and Daniel (Erica) Galligan of Cedarburg, WI; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his special friend, Connie Turriff.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne; his parents, Homer and Luella; and his sister, Mary Ellen St. George.

    

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Maxwelton Braes Golf Course in Baileys Harbor.  Time of service and other details to be announced in the near future.

    

“Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all those at Door County Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care, and Unity Hospice, who showed Joe exceptional kindness and compassion in the care given to him in his final weeks”.

    

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

Mary Leake Combs

Mary Jane Leake Combs, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2022 at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

 

Jane was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but spent most of her childhood in Cincinnati and lived most of her adult life in her beloved Lexington, Kentucky. 

 

Jane was an adventurous spirit who placed a high value on education.  She went back to school in the early 1970’s to complete her BA in Education at the University of Kentucky - even though she was a mother of four young children at the time. Jane was an avid reader, and enjoyed participating in numerous book clubs throughout her life.  She also enjoyed traveling.  Jane has been to all fifty states.  And with Kilmer, her loving husband of 49 years, Jane enjoyed trips to far away destinations, including Australia and New Zealand, Tahiti, Europe and Costa Rica.

 

Jane also believed in the importance of giving back – a passion she passed on to her children and grandchildren.  For over twenty-five years, Jane served as a volunteer for Hospice of the Bluegrass, helping families navigate difficult end-of-life decisions.   She was a proud member of the Lexington Women’s Club and volunteered in a variety of ways at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Lexington, Kentucky.  Jane also delivered meals to shut ins for Meals on Wheels and recorded audiobooks for the Central Kentucky Reading for the Blind. 

 

Throughout her life, Jane always had many dear friends.  She had a special way of making others feel at ease.  Many have been touched by her kindness.

 

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, C. Kilmer Combs – a senior partner at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs law firm- and her son-in-law Michael Warren. She is survived by four children – Mike Combs of Lexington, Kentucky, Celia Warren of Fountain Hills, Arizona, Reverend Bill Combs (Jennifer) of Buford, Georgia, and Cathy Laba (Wally) of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, four grandchildren – Jessica Eldridge (Dylan), Anne Warren, Emily Combs and Sam Combs - and one great grandchild, Oliver Eldridge.

A funeral service will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Lexington, Kentucky on May 17th , 2022 at noon.  Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery.

 

The family would like to thank the amazing staff at Pinecrest Village, the Skilled Nursing Facility at the Door County Medical Center and Unity Hospice for the kindness and compassion they showed Jane during these final years of her life.  We also want to recognize Nate Kraemer, Christine Webb-Miller, Sue Dahms, and Nicole Wiesner  – who did big things and small to make Mom’s transition to Door County as smooth as possible.  You are truly angels on earth.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice, St. Jude’s or Kentucky Educational Television.  Forbes Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.

Alice M. Glish

Alice M. Glish, age 88, of  Kewaunee died on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  She was born on July 17, 1933 to the late W. Edwin and Mary (Jorgensen) Brusky.    

 

She married Joseph J. Glish on October 19, 1949 and he preceded her in death on November 3, 1998. 

 

She worked for Plumber’s Woodworking for twenty-four years until retiring.  Alice and Joe enjoyed traveling throughout the world and dancing at Kubsch’s Ballroom.  Alice also enjoyed gardening and canning the fruits of her labor.

 

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law: Mark and Sherri Glish, Janesville; Steven and Kim Glish, Port St. Lucie, FL; Gregg Glish, Las Vegas, NV; three daughters and three sons-in-law: Monica and Mike Knauer, Acton, Ontario, Canada; Debra and Marcus Teubert, Wild Rose, WI; Brenda and Todd Toepper, Milton, WI; a very special granddaughter: Tanya Glish, Two Rivers; ten grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law: William (Bill) and Karen Brusky, Kewaunee; a sister: Marie Tess, Mishicot and her very special cat, Abby.

 

She was preceded in death by two sons and an infant son: Wayne Glish, Jeffrey Glish; and Paul Glish. Mother-in-law and father-in-law: Joseph F. and Katherine Glyzewski.

 

Friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee with a parish Wake Service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation continues after 10:30 a.m. Saturday 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 assisted by Christal Wavrunek.  Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

 

Mom was a force to be reckoned with at times.  Her fierce will and determination allowed her to  live her way even though she had mobility problems in her later years.  Guide us now Mom, your children and grandchildren, to live with fierce determination as you did.

 

Go to www.buchananfh.com to send condolences.

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