Obituaries

Terrance  (Terry)  P. Daron

Terrance  (Terry)  P. Daron, age 73, of Kewaunee, passed away Wednesday September 15th, 2021 surrounded by his family. He was born March 11th, 1948 in Two Rivers. He graduated from Kewaunee High School with the class of 1967. Terry married Mary Koller, December 22nd, 1989, and they shared 33 beautiful years together.

Terry was self employed most of his life, venturing from Terry’s Auto Salvage, to Sundowner Game Farm, to Sundowner Fox Ranch. He was an avid outdoors man, and had a special love for animals, ranging from black bear to poultry. Terry loved going to rummage sales, animals sales, and made friends everywhere he went with his golden personality. Terry enjoyed gardening and raising butterflies with his wife. His grandchildren were the apple of his eye and he loved them all dearly. Michelle (Phil) Hamann, Justyce Daron, Shelbee Steinberg, Mason Yunk, Madalyn Yunk, Maiya Yunk, Evelynn Yunk,  Fisher Yunk, Riverlin Yunk, great grandchildren:  Gabe Hamann, Cooper Hamann, Ava-May Hamann, Trent Hamann.

Survivors include his wife Mary, son and daughter-in-law Travis (Stacy) Daron, daughter Colleen Daron, daughter and son-in-law Courtney (Tyler) Yunk, special extended family member Andy DeGreef and his  girlfriend Heather Witcpalek, and their baby Nova. Brother and sister-in-law Thomas (Melissa) Daron, stepbrother Larry (Cecile) Dworak, step sister-in-law, Barbara Dworak,  brother-in-law David (Mary) Koller,  “The Polish Queens” Donna Gohr, Marsha (Ron) Bellin, Karen (Brian) Bruechert, Carol Dart and special friend Ryan Glander. Many nieces and nephews, 13 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his mother and stepfather Mary Olive (John) Dworak, father and stepmother Joseph (Lucy) Daron, granddaughter Evelynn Yunk, mother in law and father in law Dorothy and Melvin Koller, step siblings LaVyonne (Frank) Bialek, Lida (Carl) Hanson, Judy Dworak, John Dworak Jr, aunt Virginia (Ray) Benzinger, aunt Eleanor (Dan) Buretta, uncle Mark (Julia) Mosey, aunt Alice (Lambert) Hunt, brother-in-law Richard Gohr, and his dog Pepper (Mo).

Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 25 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until the time of services.  The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. by Pastoral Minister, Christal Wavrunek.

The Daron Family would like to thank Steve Tadisch-Carlton First Responder, Kewaunee Ambulance personnel, and Aurora E.R. and ICU Doctors and Nurses for the help and care given to Terry.

Go to www.buchananfh.com to sign the online guest book.

Tammy Jo Salzsieder

Tammy Jo Salzsieder, 56, Algoma, passed away Wednesday September 22, 2021 with her loving family by her side, after a  courageous 30 year battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

She was born November 2, 1964 in Algoma.  Tammy was a loving wife and mother with her most prized accomplishment being her family.  She was especially proud of her sons and being “Grammy Tammy” to her grandchildren. 

Tammy had a wonderful sense of humor, with dirty jokes being her specialty. During her working years she spent her days as a caregiver and nights working as a bartender.  She loved ALL kinds of people and being the life of the party.  Tammy’s favorite holiday was Halloween and often decorated and dressed up to celebrate her most cherished time of year.  Before her illness, she loved to cook for her family.  She was most known for her  “Tammy pieces” of dessert.  Tammy adored her cats.  She came to love and follow Tractor Pulling for her boys and was the Salzsieder Pulling Team’s number one fan.

Tammy will be sadly missed by her husband, Carl of 40 years; sons: Scott (Jamie) Salzieder, and Allen (Susan) Salzsieder all of Algoma.  Grandchildren: Ben & Luke Salzsieder and Karly & Elly Salzsieder;

parents: Gary W.(the late Marie) Hoffmann, Linda (Mark) Lemens; siblings: Shelly (Craig) Yakel, Dusty Hoffmann (Special Friend Jamie); sisters in-law & brothers in-law: Shirley Nell, Robert (Sharon) Salzsieder, Marie DeKeyser, Herb Blaylock, Linda Salzsieder, Larry (Evelyn) Salzsieder, Mike (Jamie) Salzsieder, Nancy (Scott) Neuberger, and Karen (Chris) Fordham; along with many nieces and nephews; special friend: Jenny Meverden.

She was preceded in death by her in-laws Sylvester & Margaret Salzsieder, grandparents Shorty & Snookie Kozlowski  and Red & Dolly Hoffmann, her step-mom Marie Hoffmann, her brother-in-law Mike Nell, and her sister-in-law Judy Blaylock.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of Tammy’s caregivers throughout the years, she loved you all!  They would also like to thank Unity Hospice and Lakeland Care District for making it possible for Tammy to stay in her home for all of these years. To Schinderle Funeral home for their love and support during this difficult time.

A little piece of our hearts will forever be broken. A private family service and burial will be held at a later date. The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME was entrusted with the arrangements for the Salzsieder family.

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

Lisa K. Smith

     Lisa K. Smith, 64 years, of Sturgeon Bay passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 while at Sturgeon Bay Health Services due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease.

     She was born November 12, 1956 in Lebanon, Indiana the daughter of the late Harold and George Anne (Thrush) Brooks. Lisa graduated from Pike High School in Indianapolis in 1975 prior to receiving her Associate Degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management at West Baden in French Lick, Indiana. She moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1994. Lisa loved to bake and cook, a pastime she enjoyed with her mother that grew into a wedding cake business. Always enjoying serving others, she worked with a catering business, was a line cook and child care cook, hospital cook, cooked at the Inn at Cedar Crossing, White Lace Inn, and managed a Prime Quarter Restaurant.

     Lisa’s extended family was her Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church family and the families who attended there. She was an active mentor to the church youth, and enjoyed the women’s fellowship, missions, and travels. Lisa loved to sing and was a member for many years with the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church Choir. If it included the outdoors, hiking and adventure Lisa was in for the trip.

     Survivors include her children, Sarah Smith of Green Bay, Andy Smith (fiancé’, Christine Anthony) of Sturgeon Bay, Jacob Smith (wife, Breanna) of Brussels; grandchildren, Mason Smith, Izabella Kimber, Alina Miotke, Lorelai Smith, Elizabeth, Hailey, Tyler Anthony; great-grandson, Adrian Pilgrim; brothers, John “Randy” (Melanie) Brooks, Clark (Pam) Brooks both of Indianapolis, Indiana; and sister, Sylvia Brooks of Brownsburg, Indiana.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, Harold and George Ann Brooks; and sister, Lenore Brooks.

     A celebration of her life will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp officiating. Burial will be near her parents at Lincoln Memorial Gardens in Whitestown, Indiana.

     Friends and family will gather for visiting Saturday, October 9 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. Those in attendance are asked to wear a face covering.

     The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Sturgeon Bay Health Services, Sunflower Cottages and Julie Pflieger for all the wonderful care and support given to Lisa over the years.

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

Trudy A. Berkhahn

Trudy Ann Berkhahn, 72, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on Sept. 21, 2021.  She was born August 5, 1949 in Sturgeon Bay to Homer and Margaret (Weckler) DeBroux.  On Oct. 29, 1966, she married Robert Glenn Berkhahn at St. Francis Xavier Church in Brussels.

Trudy was employed by Emerson Motor Company in Sturgeon Bay for many years.  During her life, she was an active member of her community.  Trudy was a girl scout leader, a long-time blood donor, and a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and the Miller Art Museum.

She was also a member of the local garden club and was recently the “Queen” of the Red Hatters.  Her greatest joy and love of her life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving husband and two children, Tammy (Joe) Moreaux and Robert Jr. (Tina) Berkhahn; 3 grandchildren, Mike (Amy) Moreaux, Joey Berkhahn (Abby), and Ashley (Eric) O’Dell; 2 step-grandchildren, Nicolas (Haley) Gruetzmacher and Ashley Gruetzmacher; 2 great-grandchildren, Lily and Zoey; 1 step-great-granddaughter Kailey; 1 sister Suzanne (David) Warwick; in-laws, nieces, nephews, and godchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and a godchild Amberly LaViolette.

A visitation is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021 at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.

Special thanks to Froedtert Hospital, Door CANcer Inc., and the Door County Cancer Center for all the care and support.

 

Margaret Eloise Kramer

Margaret Eloise Kramer, 98 years old, of East Maplewood, passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Cardinal Ridge Care Facility, with her family at her side.  She was born on June 3, 1923 on the family farm in the town of Ahnapee, Kewaunee County, and was the daughter of Henry and Emma (Beard) Zimmerman.

 

As a child, she walked several miles each day to elementary and high school in Algoma, WI.  She earned a degree at Door Kewaunee Normal School and taught several years in Door County for all eight grades, in one and two room schools.  Later she worked as a substitute teacher in the Southern Door School District.  On October 25, 1944 she married her high school prom date, Gerald Kramer, at St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Algoma, where she had been baptized and confirmed.  They purchased their farm in East Maplewood, raised four children, and were married for 43 years until Gerald’s passing in 1990.  Margaret remained living on the farm that she loved so much, spending her final days at Cardinal Ridge in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Margaret was a devoted and loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was quite a conversationalist, which made it easy for her to make friends and be a friend to many people, especially her resident friends at Cardinal Ridge.

 

She served as a 4-H leader for many years, sharing and teaching her amazing skills as a gardener, seamstress, baker, and artist.  She entered many exhibits to the Door County Fair.

 

As a teenager she was the DAR award winner and the Kewaunee County Dairy Queen.  She was especially proud to be chosen three times to be a finalist in the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest, which were held in Los Angeles, Boston, and San Antonio.  Other travel destinations included Florida, Washington DC, Hawaii, and Europe to name a few.  She enjoyed many of these trips with her sister Eileen.

 

She was an active and faithful member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville, and later at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Throughout her life her faith in Christ as her Savior, was her strongest source of courage and support.

 

Margaret is survived by a son, Thomas (Sandy) Kramer, of The Villages, Florida, daughters Peggy (Eric) Westin, of Sturgeon Bay, Laurie (Craig) Kimps of Howard, and son-in-law Pierre Gilson of Oshkosh.  She is further survived by eight grandchildren, Natalie (Shawn) Bassett, Heather (Paul) Horn, Andrew (Kate) Gilson, Paula (Kyle) Whitcomb, Melody Westin (Mark Lloyd), Dana Schmitz (Ben Erickson), Wesley (Jessica) Kimps and Clint (Alexis) Kimps.  Also surviving are 15 great grandchildren, a sister Eileen Slaby, sisters in law, Nila Schley, and Betty Zimmerman, as well as nieces, nephews, and many friends old and new.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Emma Zimmerman, her in laws Henry and Frieda Kramer, husband Gerald, daughter Kay Gilson, grandson, Michael Westin, brothers, Reinhold and Russel Zimmerman, sister Gertrude Heuer, and brother and sister in laws, Jim Slaby, Arlane Zimmerman, Robert Kramer, Delores Kramer, Elaine Kramer, Gerald Uecker, Joyce Uecker, and Robert Schley.

 

Services will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, September 25th at 11:00 am.  Visitation will be held at Forbes Funeral Home on Friday, September 24th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and on Saturday from 10:00 am to the time of the service at Prince of Peace.  A prayer service will be held at 7:00 pm Friday at the funeral home.  Face masks are recommended for all in attendance.

 

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in her name. 

 

The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to the Cardinal Ridge Staff for their support, care, and compassion.   We are so grateful for your kindness.  Also thank you to the staff of Door County Medical Center and Dr. Kelton Reitz for the excellent care over the years. 

 

Margaret’s life was a blessing and the memory of her is a treasure that will live on in our hearts. 

Robert Vogel

Robert Vogel, 60, of Sturgeon Bay passed away suddenly at home on Sept. 18, 2021.  He was born June 18, 1961 in Door County to Ervin and Christine (Cherney) Vogel.

 

Robert graduated from Southern Door High School and enjoyed farming with his parents most of his life.  Farming was his life.  He also treasured the relationship he had with his best friend and cat Oliver.

 

On Nov. 11, 1989 he married Mary Lou Vanderlin at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood.  She survives as do two children, Kayla Vogel of New Brighton, MN and Joe Vogel of Fond du Lac, WI; 4 brothers, Tony (Mary) of Brussels, John of Brussels, Mike (Peggy) of Green Bay, and Tom (significant other Della); nieces and nephews.

 

A family gathering will take place sometime in the future to celebrate his life.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Arlene Alys Davis (Madoche)

April 20, 1948 ~ September 14, 2021 (age 73)

Arlene “Leanie” entered this world at 7:15AM. on April 20th, 1984 to her dear parents Alan Bernard Madoche and Betty Jane Claflin in Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin. Arlene recalled having a wonderful childhood and had shared many stories with her family. Arlene married the love of her life Ray J Davis on a beautiful Valentines Day in 1970 in Las Vegas Nevada. They were married for 52 years.

Arlene was a diligent woman who learned early on from her father what hard work was. She worked her way up from a bank teller to vice president of Great Western’s Taft first branch and later retired to be closer to her grandchildren. She enjoyed her weekly trips to the Chumash casino with her husband Ray and granddaughter Cyerra where she’d win her free gifts and dominate the Keno machines. She loved finding unique plants that she would cut down and try to cultivate in her own backyard. Arlene was one of a kind. She always puts others’ needs before her own. She’s charitable, selfless, and had a silly sense of humor. She was the rock and the backbone of her family and she will be missed by all who have come to know her. 

Arlene’s time of death was declared Tuesday morning on September 14th, 2021. She was 73 years old when she passed. A couple of weeks prior to her death she was able to travel to Wisconsin to visit with her loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her parents Alan Madoche and Betty Jane Claflin, her sister Lynn Yarbrough and Lynn’s husband Bill Yarbrough, her brother Robert “Happy” Madoche and his wife Paula Madoche, her mother/father-in-law Iveda Ruth and Johnny Deleon, brother-in-law Kenneth Davis, and sister-in-law Sharon Davis as well as her best friend Dee Goodwin.

Survived by many whose love for her will never dwindle include but are not limited to: her husband Ray J Davis, daughter and son-in-law Cameron and Jeff Van Winkle, son Jeffery Davis, grandchildren Alyssa and her husband James King and their child Khloe King, Mackenzie Van Winkle, Kyrsten, Cyerra, Savannah, and Mason Davis. Also surviving Leanie are her sister-in-laws Shelly Davis and Judy Ables, sister and brother-in-law Diane and Pete Beyer, brother and sister-in-law Glenn and Kay Madoche, and lastly her brother and sister-in-law Jeff and Kay Madoche.

Arlene’s viewing service will be held on Monday, September 20th from 3-5p.m. at Erickson and Brown Funeral Home located at 501 Lucard St. in Taft. Her funeral service will be held the following morning at 11a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 101 Church St. in Taft. Following, there will be graveside service at the Taft cemetery.  All are welcome to come

Elaine Collin

Elaine L. Collin, 90, Dyckesville, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 15, 2021.

She was born June 27, 1931, to the late Orbie & Jennie (Vandertie) Everard.  On June 27, 1951, she married Harold J. Collin at St Hubert Church in Rosiere. He preceded her in death on June 29, 2017.

 

Her life was very busy as she faithfully assisted her husband in the cheese factory, making cheese whenever he needed the extra help. She then went on to get her Brokers License and sold real estate for United Farm Agency for many years. She also worked at the Alpine Country home for 18 years in the laundry department. She was so proud when she started her own business: owning & operating Collins Dynamic Carpet Cleaning with her youngest son Chris when he was only 13 years old. She’s been cleaning carpets for 40 years. And just retired in 2021 at the age of 90.

She loved music and dancing, and even played the Accordion in her younger years. Neighbors often said they heard her singing and yodeling across the field. She even played it for us at her 90th birthday party.

 

She’s survived by seven children, Jill Jeanquart, Don Collins, Diane (Greg) Dorner, Dave  (Special friend Rhonda) Collins, Janet Lemens (Special friend Bob), Mike (Vicky) Collin, Chris (Shelly) Collin; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Lorraine LaLuzerne; four sisters-in law and two brothers in law, Bernice Krohn, Judy Heuer-Weston, Alvin (Dorothy) Martin, Jim (Diane) Martin.

Elaine was preceded in death by her husband Harold; one son in law, Ken Jeanquart; her parents, Orbie & Jennie Everard; two sisters and two brothers in law, Irene Everard, Arlene (Richard) Derenne. Erwin LaLuzerne; three brothers in law and one sister in law, Carl (Ardella) Collins, David Heuer, Clarence Krohn; her fathers in law & mother in law, Norris Collin, Jennie and Steven Martin.

 

Friends may call between 9:00 and 11:00 am on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville.  Funeral 11:15 am on Saturday, September 18, 2021, at the church.

Burial in St. Louis Cemetery, Dyckesville.

 

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

Myron J. Van Den Plas

Myron J. Van Den Plas, 75, lifelong resident of Humboldt Township, passed away peacefully at his home with his wife by his side, on Wednesday September 15, 2021, following an 18 month courageous battle with brain cancer. 

 

He was born to the late Clarence J. & Pauline C. (Pieschek) Van Den Plas on January 6, 1946, in the town of Humboldt. On August 27, 1966, he married the love of his life, Kathi M. Zellner. He retired from Brown County Highway Department in 2004 after a thirty-year career. Myron and Kathi took over the Van Den Plas family farm in 1976 and farmed until 1996 in Humboldt. 

 

After his retirement he kept busy tinkering in his shop while listening to all his favorite polka music. He loved watching Molly B religiously. He enjoyed helping his son on his farm in the town of Eaton. His pastime activities included loving up Moe & Curly (his donkeys), playing cards, enjoying family time at the cabin in Crivitz, fishing and hunting with his son Kurt and going to his grandchildren’s sporting events.  He enjoyed organizing the Town of Humboldt Sesquicentennial celebration. He was an active member of the Frontier Farmers and St Thomas the Apostle Parish in Sugarbush. 

 

Myron is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Kathi and their four sons, Brian (Sheila), Luxemburg; Kurt (Bobbie Jo), Kewaunee; Jason, Humboldt; Nate (Jessica), Eaton; 13 grandchildren, Alex (Paige), Kiley (Ryan) Thayse, Kacey, Amanda, Breanna, Courtney, Zak, Hope, Hailey, Austin, Aiden, Connor and Landen; one great granddaughter, Zoey; one brother, Ray (Sandy) Van Den Plas, Green Bay; brothers in law and sisters-in-law, Bev Zellner, Dennis (MaryAnn) Zellner, Lyle (Marci) Zellner, Jim (Mary) Salentine, all of Luxemburg;  many nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends.

 

He is proceeded in death by one infant granddaughter, Ashley; his parents Clarence & Pauline Van Den Plas; one sister Mary; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alois and Marie Zellner; two brothers in law and one sister-in-law, Ron Zellner; Jan & Joe Etienne.  

  

Family and friends may call at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5930 Humboldt Rd, Luxemburg, Sunday September 19, 2021, between 1:00 and 5:00pm with a closing prayer service at 5pm. Visitation continues Monday, September 20, 2021, between 9:30 and 10:45am at St. Thomas The Apostle Church. Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating and Cheryl Maricque Pastoral Minister, assisting. Entombment in The Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Van Den Plas Family.  www.mcmahonfh.com. Covid-19 virus precautions please, by using hand sanitizer, wear a face covering and social distance.

 

The family would like to extend a special note of thanks to Carol Baierl, Jim Andrews and Randy Heurkens for your countless hours of friendship and support offered to us, as well as Unity Hospice for the care given to Myron.

 

Myron’s sons would like to extend love and appreciation to their Mother, as she has been a rock of strength to the family through their father’s final journey.  We love you!  

Roger L. Carmody

Roger Lee Carmody, 61, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Bellin Hospital with his loving wife by his side on September 14, 2021.  He was born October 8, 1959, in Algoma to Gordon and Elda (Strege) Carmody.  On Jan. 13, 2014, he married Qi Zhang in Sturgeon Bay.

Roger worked as a welder at Bay Ship Building for a number of years before starting his own construction business.  He liked sharing the knowledge of his trade with his new employees. 

Roger loved restoring old cars, particularly his 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Twister Special.  He especially enjoyed working on trucks and cars in his shop with his son Charlie.   Roger also enjoyed travelling with his wife, having travelled to China, Cancun, and the Dominican Republic.

He was a great neighbor who was always happy to plow his neighbors’ driveways in the winter.  He also loved his furry friends, Buddy, Boo, Joey, and Yuki.

Survivors include his wife; three children, Eric (Cassie) Carmody, Kari (Paul) Bright, Charlie Carmody (special friend Danielle); step daughter Courtney Shen; six grandchildren, Patience, Will, Tatiana, Ryann, Tyler and Pyper;  eight siblings, Susie Phillips (Duane), Rosemary Lesperance, Sally (Gerald) Malvitz, Merry (Roger) Deprey, Gordon J. (Diane) Carmody, Patti Antholt, Jean (Mark) Krueger, Bonnie Carmody; sister-in-law, Rose Carmody;  numerous nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Albert “Butch” Carmody and brother-in -law David Lesperance.

A celebration of his life will be held at his home on Saturday, October 9, 2021, from 2:00  p.m. until ?.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Darlene S. Krauel

 Darlene S. Krauel, 73, of Carlsville, Sturgeon Bay, was called home to heaven early Sunday morning, September 12, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital following unexpected complications from surgery three weeks prior. 

     She was born February 4, 1948, in Sturgeon Bay the daughter of the late Verner and Jeanette (Pigeon) Gillick.  Darlene attended Southern Door High School.  A chance meeting of her husband Darreld led to a whirlwind romance, and they were married April 22, 1967 by Rev. Baganz at St. Peters Ev. Lutheran Church.   She raised her three children and worked in housekeeping for more notably the Alpine Resort for 14 years, and Harbor Village Resort where she managed the housekeeping staff.  

     Darlene was a member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy.  She enjoyed flower gardening around the home and crocheting in her free time.   She and Darreld were Minnesota Viking Fans since Darreld’s days in the U.S. Army.

     Surviving family are her husband, Darreld; three children, Joe Krauel, Jen Krauel, and James Krauel all of Carlsville; two grandchildren, Jeffery and Kaitlin Krauel. 

     Preceding her in death were her parents, Verner, and Jeanette Gillick; two sisters, Mary Ann Logerquist and Kathleen Beno. 

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday October 2, 2021 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy with Rev. Benjamin Enstad officiating.   Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at Huehns Funeral Home and at the church Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.   A devotion will be held at 7:00 p.m.  Friday at the funeral home .

     Sign online guestbook and offer condolences at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com  

Lester F. Berns Sr.

Lester Francis Berns, Sr., 103, of Sturgeon Bay, was reunited with his wife Lucille, on Sunday September 12, 2021. Born June 1, 1918 in Sister Bay to William Nicholas Berns and Leona (Bunda) Berns, Lester was a loved and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; an accomplished musician; a consummate storyteller; and a devoted member of his church and community.

     Lester graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1936. He attended St. Norbert College for two years before studying law at Marquette University, where he received a liberal arts degree. Following college, he and his brother Robert purchased Roeser Lumber Company in Sister Bay from their uncle Adolf. In 1943 Lester joined the United States Army. He served in France in support of the Ninth Air Force, eventually rising to the rank of captain. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he returned to Sister Bay to help run the rechristened Berns Brothers’ Lumber Co.

     On April 24,1947, he married Lucille Ann Deutsch at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay, where they would move in 1959 to raise their four children. Lester and Lucille shared a passion for music, serving together in choirs at Corpus Christi Church and St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. After Lucille passed away on February 11, 2011, Lester began playing piano in various Door County restaurants and bars. Receiving tips only, he eventually donated all $18,000 of his tips to the Christian Services Fund of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lucille's name.  

     Throughout his life, Lester was committed to serving others. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3088 in Sturgeon Bay, Sister Bay Lions Club, Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club, and 3rd degree member of the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Broens Council #2478 in Sturgeon Bay, and volunteered for over 25 years with his wife, Lucille at a local non-profit organization, Feed & Clothe My People.  Additionally, Lester was an avid golfer. As long as the greens weren’t iced over, he could likely be found at Cherry Hills Golf Course, where at the age of 91 he recorded a round of 82.

     Lester is survived by his children John (Kristine), Sturgeon Bay; Thomas (Dana), Mequon, WI; Vicky Raab (Dennis), Chagrin Falls, OH; Lester Jr. “Butch” (Darlene), Green Bay, WI; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Frank and Anna Deutsch, and his siblings Robert, Donna (Eckert), Phillip and Lewis.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann and Fr. Anthony Birdsall concelebrating. Military honors by the United States Army and V.F.W. Post #3088 will follow at the church. Lester will be laid to rest in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Nicolet Memorial Gardens in the Town of Scott.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

     At the request of the Berns family, those in attendance of the visitation and/or Mass are kindly asked to wear a face mask and maintain social distancing.

     In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Lester’s name may be made to one of his favorite charities: Sunshine Resources of Door County, 55 W. Yew St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 (sunshineresources.org)

     The Berns family will be forever grateful to "Anna's Angels" for providing Lester with a quality life for over four years at Anna's Healthcare. Also, the professionals from Unity Hospice worked as one team with the staff of Anna's to give care and comfort to Lester and the entire family during these final challenging weeks. Your support will be remembered forever.    

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

Verna Sperber

Verna Elizabeth Sperber (Wierschke), 96, Sturgeon Bay passed away on September 9, 2021, in Green Bay.  She was born May 31, 1925, in Algoma to Fred and Anna Wierschke.  As a young girl, she attended school in Algoma and graduated from Algoma High School.   She married Willard “Bill” Sperber on June 24, 1944; he preceded her in death on May 11, 2016.

 

Her life was full and varied.  She enjoyed gradening, especially flowers, and chasing pigs that would get out of the pen (NOT).  Among the things she liked doing were playing cards, bowling, golfing, Homemaker’s club, birthday clubs, spending time with friends, shopping and traveling.  Verna also held a position as Treasurer of the Sturgeon Bay Township for several years.  She also worked for the Door County Advocate among other various jobs.

 

Verna was a long-time member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.  As an active member, she taught Sunday School, was a member of the Ladies Aid, and helped get the church bulletins ready for services each week.

 

She loved her family very much and having get-togethers with them gave her much joy.  Her children include Sandy Groth, Sherry Beschta (deceased), Susie DeGrave and Scott (Suzanne) Sperber.  She was blessed with 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, parents-in-law, Emil and Amanda Sperber; daughter, Sherry Beschta; two sons-in-law, Richard Beschta and Lee Groth; sister, Delores Clark; and sister-in-law, Ruth Viste.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Rev.  Carl Schroeder officiating.  Entombment will be in the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Visitation will be after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church until time of services.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  In lieu of flower, a memorial fund has been established.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Special thanks to Autumns Promise CBRF and Aurora at Home Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

Myrtle N. Felhofer

Myrtle N. Felhofer, 100, of Sturgeon Bay passed away on September 11, 2021, at Pine Crest Village.  She was born October 31, 1920, in the Town of Egg Harbor to Charles and Ella (Graf) Martens.  In 1944, she married Wallace “Bud” Felhofer; he preceded her in death on January 26, 2003.

Myrtle was a 1938 graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School and a 1942 graduate of the Milwaukee State Teachers College. She taught elementary school during the war until she married Bud and began a family.  Myrtle later taught second grade at Sunrise School in Sturgeon Bay for many years. 

She enjoyed golfing, playing bridge and had a very active social life.  Myrtle was a long-time and active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Valmy.  She especially enjoyed time with spent with her grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Thomas (Diane) Felhofer, Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren, Katie (Taylor) Reynolds, Lancaster, WI; Alexander (Megan) Felhofer, Dallas, TX; Ann Felhofer, Boston, MA; four great-grandchildren, Ruby, Oliver, Charles, and Clementine Reynolds; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Edward; 2 brothers, Robert (Mabel) Martens; Franklin (Marlene) Martens; and 2 sisters, May (Clarence) Tanck and June (Herbert) Wenger.

Funeral services will be 11:30 am Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at St. John Lutheran Church in Valmy.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com  

Beth M. Feuerstein

Beth Mary Feuerstein, 59, Algoma, passed away unexpectedly on September 8, 2021. Beth was born July 20, 1962, to John and the late Nancy (Huss) Schmidt, in Kaukana, WI. On November 14, 1987, she married Thomas Feuerstein at Saint Francis, Hollandtown.

 

Beth worked at the American Red Cross in Green Bay for 37 years most recently worked at Cherry De-Lite in Forestville. Beth's faith was her rock. She was a devoted Catholic and shared her faith with others. Beth was also born and raised on the family farm and farming continued to be a big part of her life even though she moved to Algoma. But, her true passion was her family. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and wife. She was able to see her first grandchild Myles. Beth is survived by her husband, Thomas; and 2 children; Rachel (Ethan) Vandermause – Algoma, and Ryan Feuerstein – Algoma; grandson, Myles Vandermause; sister, Cindy (John) Hill – Sturgeon Bay, brothers, Brian (special friend Carol) – Menasha, Bruce (Colleen) – Kaukana, Craig – Kaukana, Corey (Kathy) – Brillion, Chad (Terri) – Kaukana; she is further survived by mother-in-law, Marion Feuerstein – Algoma; sister-in-law, Jean Rankin – Algoma, Patricia (Loren) Grothe – Scandia, MN, Diane (Sam) Pinkham – Egg Harbor; brother-in-law, Mike (Kathy) Feuerstein – Algoma; also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy Schmidt; nephews, Jason and Jacob Hill; also by special friend, Tori Zacharias.

 

Visitation will be held Monday, September 13, 2021 at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Algoma, from 4-7 PM, a prayer service will be held at 6 PM. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Algoma, from 9-11 AM. Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11:00 AM with Fr. Alvan Amadi Officiating.

 

Per the family’s request, please wear a mask. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com. A special thank you to Algoma Rescue and the Door County Medical Examiner.

Gary L. Rass

Gary L. Rass “Tiger”, 79, Niagara, passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021,
after a courageous battle with dementia.


Gary was born November 2, 1941, to the late Clarence and Evelyn (Jandrin) Rass.
He grew up in Forestville, followed by the family farm in Namur. Gary was a semi-truck driver for many years, after retirement, he spent his days on his dad's land in Beecher. He was an outdoorsman, an avid fisherman, and enjoyed deer hunting with his dad and the gang. He had many furry companions over the years beagles held a special place in his heart.


He loved and was proud of his children and grandchildren. Survivors include his children, Jody (Gary) Fiala, New Franken, Penny Rass, Luxemburg, Brian (Barb) Rass, Casco; grandchildren, Jennifer (special friend Jason) Vlies, Kewaunee, Eric (April) Fiala, Howards Grove, Trevor (Tiffany) Rass, Sturgeon Bay, Aimee Rass, Ally Rass, Green
Bay, Brandon Rass, Casco; great-grandchildren, Cody, Kaiden, baby boy, and baby girl (both expected in December); sister and brother-in-law Nancy (Rod) Cochart; aunt and uncle Madeline Jeanquart and Emil Jandrin; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 

Private family services will be held and burial will take place in the Namur Cemetery. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com. The family would like to thank the staff at Maryhill Manor for the care given to Gary. Thank you all for all you do.

Al Briggs

Al Briggs passed from this life to the next to be with his beloved wife, Ginny, September 8, 2021. He was 96.

Alvin Lloyd Briggs was born November 27, 1924 in Fond du Lac, WI, the fourth of five children. He was raised near there on an 80 acre dairy farm with 12 high quality milking cows and no electricity. He knew how to work hard, but appreciated the merits of working smart.  Alvin graduated high school at Fond du Lac, earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and was awarded a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, IL.

 

Always a man of faith, Alvin was 23 when he answered the call to become a Methodist minister in the Wisconsin Conference. Shortly thereafter he met and married the love of his life, Virginia. They were married 72 years and raised two children, Ralph and Nancy. Pastor Al and Ginny served twelve charges over 44 years, finally retiring from the ministry in 1991 in Algoma, WI.

 

Al took retirement as an opportunity to revisit his early years of working hard and took up blacksmithing as hobby, working primarily as a demonstration blacksmith and instructor with several historic sites and organizations, including Heritage Hills in Green Bay and the North West Territory Alliance (NWTA), a Revolutionary War reenactment organization.

 

Until Covid isolated him from the people he loved, he was active in his church, Algoma United Methodist, the smithies at Heritage Village at Big Creek and Agricultural Heritage Farm at Kewaunee, the Kewaunee County Historical Society, Green Bay Kiwanis, Algoma Optimists, and the Sturgeon Bay Masonic Lodge. He was a lifetime member of the Door County Historical Society.

 

While serving the parish at Eagle, WI, he was instrumental in bringing the Eagle Medical Center to the community. At Wisconsin Dells he coordinated bringing together two small Methodist churches and two small Episcopal churches into one shared new building to better serve them all. More recently he started a local chapter of the Violence Intervention Project in Algoma, also serving at times as its president and treasurer.

 

Whether working hard or working smart, Al always worked with his heart. He loved people. Al lived a life of stewardship - to his church, to his community, to total strangers. Al believed, and his family still believe, in equal rights and equal justice for all persons, regardless of race, faith, politics, gender, or any of the other excuses some choose to divide us.

 

Al is survived by his son: Ralph H. Briggs, Daughter-in-law: Mary A. MorelBriggs,  Daughter: Nancy L. Briggs

Grandchildren: Thomas Patrick, Matthew Barrette, Peter Barrette, Natalie Stephano-Anderson

Great-grandchildren: Camila Barrette, Annika Anderson, numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews, great-grand nieces and nephews. 

 

He was preceded in death by his parents: Lynn Wilson Briggs, Elsie Bell (Phelps) Briggs, Wife: Virginia Marguerite (Hamilton) Briggs, son-in-law Peter Stephano, Granddaughter: Ana Stephano,  Siblings: Verol George Briggs, Myrabell Bernice (Briggs) Egbert, Alice Ethelyn (Briggs) Mauthe, Dale Arthur Briggs.

 

Family and friends may gather at the Algoma United Methodist Church,  804 Parker Ave., Algoma, WI.  from  1:00 PM until the time of the Memorial Service at 2:00 PM,  Sunday, September 19, 2021 with Pastor Jennifer Emert officiating.  MASKS ARE EXPECTED.   Burial at a later date at the Avoca Cemetery in Oakfield, WI.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Al Briggs Scholarship Fund, c/o Algoma United Methodist Church, 804 Parker Ave, Algoma, WI  54201.

 

The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, was entrusted with the arrangements for the Briggs family.

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

The Honorable John D. Koehn

The Honorable John D. Koehn, retired circuit court judge for Door County, passed peacefully surrounded by family on July 21, 2021.  He was born on September 22, 1936, to Lester and Dorothy (Armstrong) Koehn in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1954.  John served in the Army until 1958, after which he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  John graduated from college at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  John attended night school at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from law school in 1967.  In 1971, John and his family moved to Sturgeon Bay where he began working for a local law firm.  In 1988, John was elected circuit court judge of Door County.   He retired from the bench in 2000.   

John is survived by his wife, Lois (Grassel), daughters and their spouses, Edith (Kyle) Peter and Christina Koehn (Randy Rusch), and grandsons, Daniel, Colin, and Corey Peter.  John is also survived by siblings Charles Koehn, Marilyn (Greg) Warburton, Andrea (Robert) Bullard, and Philip (Lauren) Koehn, brother-in-law Gerald (Sally) Grassel, and many cousins, nephews, and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Jim and Bernadette Grassel, and Anne Grassel. 

A military service will be held at Bayside Cemetery at 10 a.m. on September 11, 2021.  A celebration of life will be held at Cherry Hills Golf Course in the Greenside Lounge Clubhouse (north side of Dunn Road), from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 11, 2021.  Donations in John’s memory may be made to AMVETS Post #53 (PO Box 183, Sturgeon Bay), the Peninsula Symphonic Band, the Algoma Community Band, and Door County Meals on Wheels.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Brauer

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Brauer, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Monday morning, September 6, 2021 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, following a recent injury.

     She was born July 4, 1936 in Algoma, the daughter of Henry Mathias Rock and Marie Teresa (Simon) Rock. Betty grew up attending St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Algoma. She graduated from Algoma High School with the class of 1954. Betty went on to study (nursing) at Holy Family School of Nursing in Manitowoc. She began working as a registered nurse for Algoma Hospital (now Algoma Long Term Care) in 1957. Betty was united in marriage to Daniel Romain Brauer the following year on her birthday at her home church of St. Mary’s. They resided in Valmy in the Town of Sevastopol where they raised their family. She continued working at the hospital in Algoma until 1965 when she went to work for Door County Memorial Hospital in Sturgeon Bay. Betty was a nurse at DCMH for over 36 years, all while caring for her family at home. She retired from DCMH in 2001. Betty and Dan were blessed with over 57 years of marriage. Dan preceded her in death on September 30, 2015. Betty moved into the Big Hill Apartments in Sturgeon Bay in June of 2018 and became close with her fellow residents there.

     Betty and Dan were longtime members of Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Institute. She was a Whitefish Bay Band member and volunteered with the annual church fish boil and rummage sale. Betty also volunteered with Neighbor to Neighbor. She devoted her life to caring for others at the hospitals she was employed at and especially for her children at home. Even in her “retirement”, Betty continued offering nursing care and advice to neighbors and friends. She became the secondary call center for the COVID–19 hotline as her phone number was one number different from the true COVID-19 hotline. Betty would politely take their call and help redirect them to the actual hotline.

    At home, she was known for her canning, cooking, and baking. Betty and Danny enjoyed taking vacations together. In her later years, she enjoyed reading and putting jigsaw puzzles together.

     Betty’s love will live on in the hearts of her five children, Rick (Sandy) Brauer of Sturgeon Bay, Becky (Todd) Claflin of Little Sturgeon, Julie (Keith) Kasbohm, Todd (Dee Dee) Brauer, both of Sturgeon Bay, and Paul (Sue) Brauer of Howard; twelve grandchildren, Amber (Matt) Howington and Robyn (Tyler) Nation, Alex Claflin, Heather (Shawn) Kressin and Shannon (Kris) Wilber, Matt (fiancée, Jessica Sailor) Brauer, Allison (Nick) Held, Devon (fiancée, Emily Souder) Storlie, and Eric (fiancée, Amara Rymut) Storlie, Nolan (Betsy) Brauer, Kelsey Brauer, and Keaton Brauer; two great-grandchildren, Kylee and Sophia Held; brother James (Loretta) Rock of Olathe, KS; siblings-in-law, Mary Jean Charles of Green Bay, Carol Johnson of Joliet, IL, and Lester Brauer of Hendersonville, TN; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and many dear friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings, Edith Rock, and Virginia Randerson; siblings-in-law, Warren (Marie) Brauer, Bill Jr. (Sheila) Brauer, James (Hilda) Brauer, Larry Brauer, Eileen (Lloyd Lenius; Hank Martin), brothers-in-law, James Randerson, Leonard Charles, Don Johnson; and other relatives.

     Betty’s life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute, 4767 E. Dunn Rd., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery, beside her husband, Daniel.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 10, 2021 at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with a parish wake service to conclude the visitation at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at church, Saturday morning, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.

     At the request of Betty’s family, those in attendance of the visitations and/or funeral Mass are asked to wear a face mask.

     Memorials may be given in her name to Neighbor to Neighbor (P.O. Box 626, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235).

     “Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the local first responders and Door County Emergency Services as well as the staffs of Door County Medical Center, Aurora BayCare Medical Center, and Aurora At-Home Hospice for the excellent and compassionate care given to our mother.”

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

Elaine A. Guilette

Elaine Agatha Guilette, 92, of Brussels, passed away at her original home on September 6, 2021.  She was born on March 26, 1929, in Brussels to Arthur and Lena (Gerondale) Pierre.  Elaine graduated from Brussels High School where she was the homecoming and prom queen.  On June 18, 1949, she married Lloyd N. Guilette in Brussels, he preceded her in death on December 25, 1982.  Elaine ran a dairy farm for 40 years, the last years by herself.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved going to watch her grandchildren’s activities.  Elaine liked to play cards, baking, and putting puzzles together.  She was the ultimate homemaker.

 

Survivors include 6 sons and 2 daughters:  Bruce (Donna), Racine, Brian (Terri) Dyckesville, Barth (Sue), Sturgeon Bay, Brett (Joanne) Brussels, Blaine (Monica) Sturgeon Bay, Beth (Phil) Hanson, Brussels; Barry (Cathy) Brussels, and Barbara (Dave) Pavlik, Sturgeon Bay; 27 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Phil (Judy) Pierre, Brussels; a sister, Claudette Mirkes, Green Bay; sister-in-law, Elaine (Myron) DeGrave, Brussels; and many nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Bradford; parents-in-law, Nelson and Emily Guilette; brothers and sisters-in-law, Angela (Vincent) Gilson, Margaret (Roger) Miller, Ella Mae (Herman) Vandertie, Gloria (Richard) Vandermause, Bernard (Dolores) Pierre, and Paul Mirkes.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday at St. Francis and St. Mary’s Parish in Brussels with Rev. Edward Looney officiating.  Entombment will be in Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Forbes Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Monday.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Special thanks to Unity Hospice and Dr. Kurek for their wonderful care and support.

Diane Marie Johnson

Diane Marie Johnson, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2021, with her husband and daughters at her side at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin.


Diane was born February 27, 1948, the oldest of eleven children, daughter of Elmer and Louise Krause.  She graduated from Southern Door High School in 1966, and attended Stout University in Menomonie, Wisconsin, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Home Economics in 1970.

Diane married Philip L. Johnson, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, on July 25, 1970, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Brussels, and while on their honeymoon she paid the $10.00 admission fee for him to be admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in a special ceremony before then Chief Justice, E. Harold Hallows.

Phil and Diane raised three wonderful daughters, Callie (Daniel) Krauel, Brussels, Alyssa Johnson, Oshkosh, and Breanne (Wayne) Roecker, Sheboygan.

Diane was a Wisconsin Sturgeon Bay Jaycette and was a driving force behind their project to get automobile Safety Seats for Children passed into Wisconsin law.  Diane was also a Door County election poll worker for a number of years and is a past Executive Secretary of the United Way for Door County.  She more recently worked for Johnson Law Offices and her husband, providing secretarial and bookkeeping services for many years.

Diane loved to read and take mystery bus trips through Carefree Travel.

Diane was a Home Economics teacher at Southern Door High School in the early seventies, putting in extra time and effort in her classes and teaching duties.  She decided to concentrate on raising a family so decided to suspend her teaching efforts in school and concentrate on teaching her children in the family setting.

Diane took special efforts to making her husband and children happy, mostly by setting a good example for her children.  She never missed an opportunity to tell them how much she loved them and how very proud she was of them.  Diane always told her girls to “be safe and call when you get there.”  

Diane was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Keith Krause, brothers-in law, Randy Franda, and Dr.  Howard Johnson, Racine, as well as her parents-in-law, Herbert and Kathryn Johnson, Sturgeon Bay.

Diane is survived by her husband, three daughters, nine brothers and sisters, Nancy, (William) Fleischman, James (Lisa) Krause, Robert (Sally) Krause, Karen (Michael) Kraus, Sandra (Ravinder) Tanwar, Donald Krause, Joan Franda, Gary Krause, Sue (Anthony) Hunsader, brother-in-law Stephen (Caryn Wickman) Johnson, sister-in-law, Julie (Robert) Gebauer, sister-in-law, Sandra Johnson, eight grandchildren, who she loved dearly, Laris Krauel, Nora Bartoszek, Shylee Yenter, Vance Krauel, Nicole Bartoszek, Zayden Yenter, Colleen Roecker, and Kara Roecker, uncle and aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

 

Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, from 4:00-7:00 pm.  A prayer service is scheduled for 7:00 pm. that evening. Visitation will continue at Corpus Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay on Friday from 11:00 am until noon.  A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 12:00 noon, followed by entombment in the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Diane’s name.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay for their wonderful care and compassion shown to Diane and her family.

 

Donald S. Buchholz

Donald S. Buchholz, 87, of Sister Bay, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Good Samaritan Society Scandia Village in Sister Bay where he had lived the past four years.

     He was born August 9, 1934 in Barron, the son of the late Sherman and Rosa Pauline (Camerer) Buchholz. Don graduated from Barron High School before entering Teachers College where he received his teaching certification. He was stationed in the Air Force academy in Colorado where he met and married B. Louise Bachmann. He and Louise moved to Madison where he graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Farm Economics. They moved to Door County in 1975 when Don and Louise accepted a position with The Clearing which was managed by the Farm Bureau who employed Don at the time. He and Louise managed The Clearing until their retirement at the end of 1999. Louise passed away December 12, 2015.

     In their retirement, Don enjoyed traveling with Louise which included Hawaii and Alaska, but gardening was #1 along with tending to their home, and bee keeping. Don would be described as a welcoming jovial spirit, a kind and gentle soul who loved to tell stories, and who others enjoyed being around.

     Survivors include his three children, Brian of Ellison Bay, Kathy (Mike) Swanson of Ellison Bay, Bruce (Libby) of Eau Claire; his dear grandchildren and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews (and their children); two sisters, Beverly (Kenny) Mulliken of Burlington, and Paula (Mike) Jackman of Lincoln, NE.

     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, 11836 Hwy 42, Ellison Bay with Rev. James Honig officiating. Burial will follow at Little Sister Cemetery.

     Friends may call at the church Saturday from noon until the time of services at 1:00 p.m.

     Memorials may be made in Don’s memory to The Clearing, P O Box 65, Ellison Bay, WI 54210 or to Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, P O Box 27, Ellison Bay, WI 54210.

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

Dale J. Davister

Dale J. Davister, 74, Humboldt, died unexpectedly Saturday morning, August 28, 2021, the result of a tractor accident.

 

  He was born November 28, 1946, in Green Bay to Dolores (Tilkens) Davister and the late Ardeal Davister. 

 

When Dale was six years old, his family moved to Sugarbush.  Dale graduated from Luxemburg High School in 1964 and following graduation joined the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve. 

 

On October 1, 1966, Dale married Mary G. Treml at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. 

 

He ran a dairy farm in Sugarbush until 1990 and owned a horse farm at present, holding a passion for horses and working with them since he was ten years old. 

 

He was employed with Servais Farm in high School and Michiel’s Masonry, where he learned the trade. 

In addition to farming Dale had been employed with P&G, Packerland Packing, Tom Malcore Masonry, then owning Davister Masonry, J.C. Basten & Boldt, retiring from the Mason’s Union in 2009.  His last business adventure was with Mary, taking over his father’s dream, Davister’s Carriages partaking in parades, wagon and carriage rides for weddings which are still offered today. His wagon rides were a holiday tradition at the Botanical Garden of Lights for 25 years. 

Following his “retirement” he continued to give carriage rides, worked for Wery’s Dairy Aire, and loved tractor pulling adventures.  

Dale was a member of St. Thomas The Apostle Catholic Church, Frontier Farmers, Central WI Tractor Pullers, The Knights of Columbus, Safari Club Int’l.

Other enjoyments included tractor pulling, originating the Sugarbush Tractor Pull in 1976, hunting, fishing, shooting pool, trap shooting, toy tractor and trophy collecting, visiting local chapels, and spending time with his grandchildren.

 

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Mary, and their children, Denise (Robert) Stahl, Lisa (Robert) Wessel, all of Luxemburg; Dave (Tammy) Davister, Maryville, TN; Nicki (Kevin) Strebel, New Franken; ten grandchildren: Denise’s children, Jessica (Michael) Woulf, Will Stahl; Lisa’s children, Zach (Justina) Wessel, Bobbi Sue (fiancé, Phillip Vogels), Louie (Jessica Liebeck); Dave and Tammy’s children, Shawn and Renee Dollar; Nicki’s children, Tyler, Brody and Jordy Strebel; five great-grandchildren, Mickenzie, Madison & baby Wessel, Madeline & Jack Woulf; his mother, Dolores Davister; brothers and sisters, Fred (Bonnie) Davister, Sharon (Ken) Pieschek, Lynn (Len) Whipp; brothers in law and sisters in law, Ronnie Blahnik, Sister Johanna Treml, Reggie (John) Shutter, Pat Lufter, Ben (Barb) Treml, Victor (Linda) Treml, Rita (Darwin) DeGrave, Mark (Cindy) Treml, Roland (Jean) Treml, Terri (Bill) Jerabek, Kay (Gary) Grunwald; his godchildren, Cary Van Houten, Debbie Kroll, Missy Paul, Lane Whipp and Amy Grunwald; many nieces and nephews; his “buddies”, Ken Deprey and Mark Bader.

 

Dale was preceded in death by his father, Ardeal Davister; two brothers, Glen Davister and Tony Davister; one sister, Sandy (Steve) Kielpikowski; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Mayme Treml, three brothers in law, Paul Treml, Gene Blahnik and Butch Lufter.

 

Friends and family may call 1:00 to 6:00 pm on Friday, September 3, 2021, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church (Sugarbush), 5930 Humboldt Road, Luxemburg.

 

Closing parish prayer service 6:00 pm on Friday with Cheryl Maricque, Pastoral Minister. 

 

Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Saturday, September 4, 2021, at St. Thomas The Apostle Church (Sugarbush). 

 

Funeral 11:00 on Saturday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating. 

 

Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Humboldt.

 

Please practice Covid -19 precautions to your comfort level when gathering.

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers and other tokens of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established in Dale’s name.

 

The family would like to thank County Rescue and the New Franken Fire Department for their assistance.

Mark M. Ullmann

Mark Maynard Ullmann passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at the age of 60. He was born at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay on October 29,1960 to the late Elmer A. and Ruth M. (Dahlke) Ullmann. Mark was a 1979 graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School.

 

Mark worked as a mechanic at the Luxemburg Implement Company for more than 40 years. Mark’s ability to deal with physical challenges and still keep a positive attitude was an inspiration to everyone who knew him. He liked to keep busy, always wanting to get in on the action. He loved his family dearly. He loved sharing his knowledge of farm machinery with his nephews as they were growing up. Mark was happiest when he was on the farm with his brother and his family.

 

Mark loved working at the Luxemburg Implement, maintaining the inventory and ordering parts. He especially enjoyed talking with customers and farm machinery dealers all around the country. Mark was very knowledgeable about farm machinery and seemed to know what was needed whenever a piece of machinery needed repair. The family is grateful to the Luxemburg Implement staff for providing an accessible workplace and supporting Mark’s needs.

 

Survivors include his siblings Jane (Joe) Ullmann-Bester of Minnesota; and Dean (Darlene) Ullmann of Luxemburg; brother-in-law Larry Jorgenson of Algoma, and four nephews, Andy (Marcy) Jorgenson, Mike (Toni) Jorgenson, Ben (Olivia Wypiszenski) Ullmann and Jake Ullmann.

 

Mark was preceded in death by his parents Ruth and Elmer Ullmann; one brother, Ron Ullmann; two sisters, Sue Ullmann and Carolyn (Ullmann) Jorgenson, paternal grandparents, Otto and Ida Ullmann; maternal grandparents, Fred and Mathilda Dahlke.

 

Friends and family may gather at St John Lutheran Church on Friday, September 3 for a visitation from 4 – 8 PM. Closing prayer service at 8:00 pm on Friday. Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:15 am on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Funeral service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Luxemburg on Saturday, September 4 at 10:30 AM with Rev. Carl Brewer officiating.

 

Please use your comfort level in regard to wearing a face covering when entering and gathering at the church. The service will be livestreamed at 10:30 am on Saturday, www.stjohnlux.com. Burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Luxemburg. The McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Ullmann Family. www.mcmahonfh.com

 

The Ullmann family would like to thank all of Mark’s caregivers who came into his home and cared for him until he went home to be with his Lord. Mark will be missed greatly by his family, friends, coworkers, and anyone who had the privilege of knowing him.

James "Choppsy" R. Baierl

James “Choppsy” R. Baierl, 77, of Luxemburg, passed away with his family at his side, early Friday morning, August 27, 2021. 

 

He was born April 6, 1944, to the late Clarence and Doris (Charlier) Baierl in Kewaunee County. 

 

He attended St. Mary Grade School and graduated from Luxemburg High School.  Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves.

 

  James married Shirley A. Pelishek on January 4, 1969, at St. Hedwig Church in Krok, or so they thought.  Forty years later they discovered they were never legally married, by clergy error, and quickly renewed their vows.  Together they raised four children on the Baierl farm in South Luxemburg. 

 

After thirty years of employment, Jim retired from the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. 

He remained active with the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and the State Agricultural Statistics Service and was a former delegate of Foremost Farms USA.  In addition, Jim served as a Supervisor for the Town of Luxemburg.

 

His enjoyments included bowling, trapshooting, fishing with his family, and playing cuyoo with his partners winning many tournaments.

 

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Shirley, and their four children, Mike Baierl, Jason (Julie) Baierl, Tracy Baierl, Kevin (Gina) Baierl; two grandchildren, Grace and Jake Baierl; three brothers, Wally (Rita) Baierl, Pat (Chris) Baierl, Kenny (Diane) Baierl; two sisters, Jeanne (Jim) De Groot, Bonnie (Glenn) Willems; three sisters in law, Kathy Baierl, Chris Stahl, Mary (Bob) Holly; two brothers in law, James (Sandy) Pelishek, Steve Pelishek; many nieces and nephews.

 

James is preceded in death by his parents; his father-in-law and mother- in-law, Ervin and Lucille Pelishek; two brothers, William Baierl, Clarence Baierl; one sister-in-law, Sharon Pelishek.

 

Friends may call between 9:00 and 10:45 am, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. 

 

Funeral 11:00 am on Tuesday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.

 

Covid -19 virus precautions are recommended by using hand sanitizer and wearing a face covering.

 

Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg, with military rites provided by the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg.

 

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Baierl Family.

www.mcmahonfh.com

 

The Baierl Family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Oak Creek Assisted Living in Luxemburg, especially Mindy and Jessica.

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