Obituaries

Hilton J. Schreader

Hilton J. Schreader, Jr. age 77 of  Luxemburg passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 9, 2018 after a long battle with cancer.  He was born on August 24, 1941 to the late Hilton E. and Luella (Servais) Schreader Sr. 

He served his country in the U. S. Army during the Viet Nam War.  He was a member of American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 Luxemburg and Polish League of American Veterans 186 of Eaton.

Hilton graduated from Kewaunee High School, class of 1961.  In his spare time he enjoyed fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, traveling and playing cribbage. He especially making hookrugs that he would donate to different clubs and church raffles.

Survivors include one brother: William (Brenda) Schreader, Florida; four sisters: Judy (Marvin) Dorn, Luxemburg; Gloria (Earl) Peterson, Algoma; Margaret Theys, Green Bay; Suzanne (Kevin) Geimer, Pound, WI; one daughter: Christine Schreader, Green Bay; many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He will be sadly missed by family and friends.  He was preceded in death by one brother: Robert Schreader and one sister: Mary Schreader.

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday December 14 at Buchanan Funeral Home, 1425 Ellis St. Kewaunee. Polish League of American Veterans service will be at 6:00 p.m.  A parish wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. by Pastoral Assistant Christal Wavrunek. Visitation continues on Saturday at St. Joseph/St. John Church, E860 Highway 29 Luxemburg after 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Fr. Dennis Drury.  Burial, following the lunch, will be at St. John Cemetery, Krok with full military rites.

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Richard M. Simonar

Richard M. Simonar, 81 of Luxemburg, was called to eternal life early Saturday morning, December 08, 2018.  He was born in Luxemburg to the late John “Jack” and Irene (Martin) Simonar on April 22, 1937. He graduated from Luxemburg High School in 1957, where he met the love of life, Judith J. Maloney.  They were married on May 09, 1959 at St. Mary Church, where he was a lifelong member. Richard served in the US Army Reserve following high school.  He began his lifelong career with his brothers when they took over Simonar Service in 1955. He held a love for photography and woodworking.  Handcrafting frames to display and gifting photos he had taken.  Richard cherished his time at Peco Oaks riding the snowmobile trails on his Ski Doo Alpine. This is where he began his passion for making maple syrup.  He also looked forward to running his saw mill at Ag Heritage Days at the fairgrounds every September. Richard was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg and a member of the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce, receiving the Man of The Year Award in 1990.  His special love was for his family and attending his grandchildren’s activities.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

 

Survivors include his wife of nearly sixty years, Judy and their nine children, Lisa Matchopatow, Tod (Annette) Simonar, Paul (Karen) Simonar, Rick (Paula) Simonar, BJ (Shannon) Simonar, all of Luxemburg; Rob (Sadie) Simonar, Suamico; Jim (Beth) Simonar, Luxemburg; Eric (Jenny) Simonar, Mark (Mel) Simonar, all of Casco; twenty grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Jerry (Carol) Simonar, Luxemburg, three sisters in law, Faye Kuchta, Barbara Shegonee, Rose Simonar, all of Green Bay; three brothers in law, Louis Kuchta, Green Bay; Bing Buettner, Krakow; John Maloney, Green Bay; numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by, two brothers and one sister in law, Norbert Simonar, Leroy and Pat Simonar; one brother in law, Richard Kuchta; four sisters in law, Gwen Kuchta, Tina Buettner, Gin Maloney, Sandy Maloney; his father in law and mother in law, Ross and Alice Maloney.

 

Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, December 12, 2018.  Closing combined parish prayer service with Deacon Bob Miller and the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg, honor service. Visitation will continue on Thursday, December 13, 2018 between 9:00 and 10:30 am at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Funeral 11:00 am Thursday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster celebrating and Rev. Milton Suess concelebrating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg, with full military rites at graveside.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Simonar Family. 

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Richard E. Dufek

By Forbes Funeral Home

 

Richard Edward Dufek, 80, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay on December 8, 2018. He was born June 12, 1938 in Sturgeon Bay to George and Irene (Jeanquart) Dufek Sr.

 

Richard graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1956. He then attended and graduated from Door-Kewaunee County Teacher’s College in 1958 and became an elementary school teacher. Richard taught at Stokes School (1958-60) and Maplewood School (1960-61). He later received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (1963) and taught at Sevastopol from 1963-67.

 

After his father’s death in 1967, he left the teaching profession to work the family farm. Richard returned to teaching in 1969 at Southern Door and then went on to earn his Masters of Science Degree in Teaching from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 1972. He continued teaching at Southern Door until his retirement in 1998. He was a life member of the National Education Association, Wisconsin Education Association Council, Southern Door Education Association and Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood.

 

Survivors include his sister, Dorene Dufek of Green Bay; nieces and nephews, Patti (Steve) Vickman, Jim (Lori) Marin, Bill Marin, Mary (Mike) Jacobson, Nancy (Chuck) Cherney, Lynn (Terry) Jerabek, Jean (Roland) Treml, Mary Jo (Randy) Gigot, Paul (Mary) Dufek, Lori (Dan) LeGrave, Larry (Patti) Dufek. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers: Francis, George and Wallace; a sister, Carolyn Marin; sisters- in- law, Pat and Eleanor Dufek; a brother- in- law, Bob Marin; a nephew Jerry Marin.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2018, at Holy Name of Mary Church, Maplewood, the Rev. Carl Schmitt officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Forbes Funeral Home and after 10:00 a.m. Friday at the church until time of services. A prayer service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. On-line condolences may be made at forbesfuneralhome.com.


A memorial fund has been established at the Southern Door County School District.

Special thanks to the staffs at Door County Medical Center and St. Vincent’s Hospital for their wonderful care and support.

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Elton Eliason

By Huehns Funeral Home

 

Elton Eliason, 96, lifelong resident of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, December 4, 2018.

 

He was born October 6, 1922, the son of Eli and Viola (Dalton) Eliason. Elton attended Hainesville School and Sturgeon Bay High School. He took over his grandparents’ farm at the age of 18. Elton operated the farm while also working at Peterson Builders as an electrician. He retired from PBI after 32 years of service. He married Mardell Mae Speerschneider on June 16, 1951 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy. Elton and Mardell remained on the century farm until they sold it in 2007.

 

He grew up attending Hainesville Lutheran Church and later Bay View Lutheran Church where he was currently a member. Elton served on church council at Hainesville and was also involved with the committee to build a new Southern Door elementary school. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, bowling and in his younger years played for the Maplewood Mets. Together, Elton and Mardell loved traveling and visited Europe and most of the states. For many years, they enjoyed wintering in Brownsville, TX and made lasting friends. Elton was a “fix-it man” always repairing and fixing things on the farm. He passed these skills on to his children and enjoyed helping them. Elton was a gentle, soft-spoken man filled with fun and a deeply loving heart who was immensely proud of his family.

 

He will be missed by his wife, Mardell of Sturgeon Bay, with whom he was blessed with over 67 years of marriage; two sons and two daughters, Mary (“Butch”) Hugenroth of Green Bay, Michael (Susan) Eliason, Martin (Roxanne) Eliason, both of Sturgeon Bay, and Judith “Judy” (Jeff) Blackman of Green Bay; eight grandchildren, Yvonne Moore and Angela (Kevin) Vissers, Sarah (Christian “Cricket”) Inbau and James Eliason, Joel (Alecia) and Shane (Brianne) Eliason, and Andrew and Adam Blackman; nine great-grandchildren, Eli, Mya and Cayden, Dawson and Parker, Isaiah, Ava and Jade, and Kai.

 

Elton was preceded in death by his parents; and two half-brothers, Trafford Gregerson and Edgar (Shirley) Gregerson.

 

His life will be honored privately by family with a funeral service held at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor David Raben officiating. Elton will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be given in his name for Unity Hospice. His family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Unity Hospice and Anna’s Healthcare for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Elton. In addition, special thanks to Pastor Tim Malek for his frequent visits and comforting words.

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Darrick J. Balza

By Huehns Funeral Home

Darrick J. Balza, 42, died Friday, November 30, 2018 in Egg Harbor. He was born August 21, 1976 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of William and Dolores (LeCloux) Balza. Darrick attended Sevastopol Schools.

 

He worked at Wire Tech and many years at NEW Industries with robotics and machine set up. Darrick also was the owner of Pictures of Door County LLC, an online business including sales of his photography of Door County.

 

Darrick was a kind and quiet man. He loved working with electronics, being in nature, and especially spending time with his niece, Charlotte.

 

Darrick will be missed by his mother, Dolores (Todd Medd) Balza; sister, Mysti (Cameron) Van Kirk; niece, Charlotte; and his best friend, Paul Lee.

 

He was preceded in death by his father.

 

A memorial service will be held at on Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, officiated by Stewards of Grace Ministries with Pastor Tom and Darlene Athey and Min. James Jeanquart. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service on Saturday.

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Amanda Anna Honold

By Huehns Funeral Home

 

Amanda Anna Honold, 98, formerly of the Town of Jacksonport, was called Home to be with the Lord, Monday afternoon, November 26, 2018 at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility in Sturgeon Bay where she had been living.

 

She was born at home in Jacksonport on February 29, 1920, the daughter of Alvin W. and Emelia Caroline (Fischer) Dietrich. Amanda attended Fairview Grade School in West Jacksonport then Sunny Point School in the Town of Egg Harbor before attending Sturgeon Bay High School. She was united in marriage to William Casper Honold on his birthday, May 6, 1939, at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport where she remained a lifelong member. Amanda initially worked as a housekeeper and then raised her family and took care of the home. She and William were blessed with over 58 years of marriage when he passed away on Christmas in 1997.

 

Amanda had a strong faith and was active in stewardship and the Altar Guild at church. She was a former parade marshal for Maifest in Jacksonport. Amanda enjoyed crocheting and sewing and was also an avid card player. All of her family remembers what a wonderful cook she was and how delicious her bread was. If you came to visit, Amanda made sure you were fed. She loved her Lord, her family, and kids.

 

Amanda will be missed by her four sons and one daughter, Orville Honold of Jacksonport, Dorothy Trinkner of Sturgeon Bay, Ken (friend, Cheryl Simon) Honold of Jacksonport, Mitch (Dawn) Honold of Baileys Harbor, and Steven (Mary) Honold of Brussels; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-one great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister Eunice Rex of Baileys Harbor; sister-in-law, Dawn Dietrich of Sturgeon Bay; other relatives; and friends.

 

Amanda was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-law and three daughters-in-law, Richard Trinkner, Dorothy Honold, Mary D. Honold, and Margaret Honold; two great-grandchildren, Joseph Wesolowski and Miranda Heikkila; two sisters and four brothers, Selma (Lawrence) Fox, Earl (Mary Ann) Dietrich, Orville Dietrich, Roland (Carol) Dietrich, Irene (Russell) Ostrand, and Rueben Dietrich; and other relatives.

 

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport with Pastor Peter Lindemann officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Jacksonport, beside her husband, William.

 

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a devotion to be held at 7:45 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church, Saturday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

 

Memorials may be given in Amanda’s memory for Zion Lutheran Church and Zion Lutheran School.

 

“Our family would like extend our heartfelt thanks to the staffs at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility and Unity Hospice for their wonderful and compassionate care given to Mom.”

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William John "Bill" Hart

By Forbes Funeral Home

 

William John “Bill” Hart, 68, Sturgeon Bay passed away at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay on December 5, 2018. He was born August 26, 1950, in De Pere to Ralph and Lenore (Pfister) Hart.

 

Bill enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling and golfing. He loved attending family gatherings, especially Fish Fry’s and Booyah Parties. Bill was a life-time member of NRA.

 

Survivors include his two children, Chad (Brandi) Hart, Luxemburg; Kim (Christopher) Busalacchi, Plymouth; five grandchildren, Lauren, Brady, Taylor, Tannor and Treyden; three brothers: Robert (Kathleen) Hart, De Pere; James Hart, New Franken; Joseph (Cindy) Hart, De Pere; one sister, Judith (David) Parker, Suffolk, VA; special friend, Doreen Kiken, MN; Chad and Kim’s mother, Sharon Hart. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister-in-law, Susan Hart; a niece, Amy Hart.

 

Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 9, 2018 at the Forbes Funeral Home, Deacon Mark Hibbs officiating. Friends may call after 1:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home until time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Door CANcer. On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

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Ruth (Juneau) Schwarzbauer

By Huehns Funeral Home

 

Ruth (Juneau) Schwarzbauer, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away at Scandia Village in Sister Bay on Monday, December 3, 2018 with her husband, George, by her side.

 

Ruth was born on September 8, 1931 to Elmer and Elsie Juneau and graduated from Appleton West in 1950.  She married George Schwarzbauer on June 26, 1954, and they enjoyed 64 years together.

 

She raised a family in Appleton, WI., and Steve (Karen), Michael, Paul (Deb) and Juli (John Sauer) will miss her very much.

 

Ruth was also survived by her grandchildren, Jon, Anna, Esther, Chara, Sari, Selena, Katie, Keely and Audrey; and her great-grandchildren Axel, Casper and Juneau.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers and sister, Robert, Clifford and Dolores Juneau.

 

“Our family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Scandia Village for treating Mom and our family with care and compassion during her stay.  We would also like to thank her neighbors in Valmy that looked after her.”

 

A memorial service to honor Ruth’s life will be announced at later date.

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Barbara Lynn Ellefson

By Casperson Funeral Home

 

Barbara Lynn Ellefson, 88, of Washington Island, passed away on Monday, December 3, 2018, at the Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay.

 

She was born May 12, 1930 in Kenosha, the daughter of the late William and Eva (Roberts) Aaron. Barbara graduated from Bradford High School in 1948. On June 10, 1950, she was united in marriage with Richard “Dick” Ellefson at First Baptist Church. They were happily married for 63 years before he preceded her in death on June 30, 2013.

 

Barbara worked at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Kenosha for 24 years before retiring in 1983. Upon her retirement, Barbara and Dick moved to Washington Island, where she worked as an archivist for 25 years. Barbara was a member of Bethel Community Church, Washington Island Archives, the Women’s Club, and the State Historical Society. She was also proud to be a part of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).

 

Barbara will be missed by her children, Rick Ellefson of Washington Island, Randy “Tully” (Liz) Ellefson of Washington Island, and Gay (Dick) Hecker of Waco, Texas; six grandchildren, Rich (Kerstin) Ellefson, Lance (Amy) Ellefson, Derrick (Erin) Ellefson, Theodore (Kim) Ellefson, Chad (Alesia) Ellefson, and Grace Hecker; ten great-grandchildren, Mack, Jed, and Brody, Ashley and Cal, Mackenzie and Teagan, Sam and Makayla, and Angelina; brother, William Dale (Lil) Aaron; brother-in-law, Paul (Lila) Ellefson; sister-in-law, Bernice Rugg; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dick Ellefson; brother-in-law, Chester “Chet” Rugg; and sister-in-law, Marilyn (Gene) Duban.

 

A graveside service will be held in the spring of 2019 at the Washington Island Town Cemetery. Donations can be made in Barbara’s name to Washington Island Archives.

 

Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Barbara’s family through her tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

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Robert "Bob" Peronto

By McMahon Funeral Home

 

Robert “Bob” O. Peronto, 87 of Scarboro, died on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at a local hospital. He was born in Alaska, Wi. On April 14, 1931 to the late Oscar W. and Nellie H. (Shaw) Peronto. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg. On December 26, 1989 Bob married Joan Drake-Peronto. She preceded him in death on December 30, 2003. Bob was a truck driver with Schneider Transport in Green Bay for 26 years. His enjoyments included spending time with the American Legion, going to auctions, tending to Ag Heritage Days, hunting, attending race car races and loved his kitties.

 

Survivors include his three daughters, Laurie Wilson, Dawn Schley, both of Green Bay; Robin (Bruce) Windmiller, Bristol; six grandchildren, Angel Wilson, Chad Wilson, Natalie (Paul) Rose, Nicole (Chris) Hilts, Alex Schley, Kelsey (Andrew) Richart; eight great-grandchildren, Dakota, Cheyanne, Angel, Liam, Cayden, Reese, Ananya and Tegan; two sisters in law, Joan Peronto, Luxemburg; Darlene Peronto, Green Bay, nieces and nephews.

 

Bob was preceded in death by, the mother of his children, Bonnie J. (Barber) Peronto; two brothers, Harvey Peronto and Alvin Peronto; one sister, Margaret “Mickey” (Raymond) Meyer.

 

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 9:00 to 11:10 am on Saturday, December 08, 2018. Closing celebration of Life at 11:15 am on Saturday with Deacon Bob Miller. The American Legion Ralph Kline Post, 262, Luxemburg Military Service at 11:30 am on Saturday. Burial in Clay Banks Cemetery in the town of Clay Banks. www.mcmahonfh.net

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Alvin Lloyd Smith

By Forbes Funeral Home

 

Alvin Lloyd Smith, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at his home on November 30, 2018.  He was born in Baileys Harbor on November 11, 1932, to Nicholas and Praxie (Zak) Smith.

 

Alvin was raised in Baileys Harbor and then lived most of his life in the Milwaukee area.  He served his country in the U.S. Army. Alvin worked for several companies as a mechanic, doing maintenance and repairs on heavy equipment.  Alvin enjoyed golfing, bowling, and everything about birds.

 

He is survived by one sister, Evelyn (Clifford) Ohlrogge, Sturgeon Bay; and a niece and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Sebastian (Edna) Smith; two sisters, Bernice (Joe) Kust, and Sylvia (Leo) Bahr.

 

A private family service will be held at a later date.  Burial will be in St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery. Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

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Ken Paplham

By Buchanan Funeral Home

 

Ken Paplham died peacefully on December 2, 2018 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife Carol (Koudelka) Paplham. Children Brian (Chris) Paplham of Algoma, Brenda (Neil) Karnopp, Wendy Jergenson, Keith Paplham all of Kewaunee and Craig (Dawn) Paplham of Two Rivers. Also survived by thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren, Ben (Jessica) Paplham and family, Jason (Jessica) Thor and family, Hunter (special friend Haley) Paplham, Ricky (Jessica) Karnopp and family, Jason (Kali) Karnopp and family, Amanda (Nathan) Eytcheson and family, Brandi (Brandon) Karnopp-Clark. Travis Jergenson, Tyler Jergenson and Amber (special friend Jordan) Jergenson. Haley (special friend Joey) Paplham. Brandon (special friend Haley) Teuke and Family and Brett Teuke. He is further survived by Brother Glenn (Gloria) Paplham and family, Brother in law Allen Koudelka, God child Tammy (Scott) Pilgrim and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


Ken was born to Ed and Erna (Lutien) Paplham on August 4, 1934 in Kewaunee. On February 7, 1959 he married Carol Koudelka. They lived their entire life in the town of Carlton farming. Ken was on the Carlton Town Board for forty-four years serving at Town Supervisor. He served on the County Board of Adjustments for six years and Served on the Tisch Mills Fire Dept from 1977-1994. He enjoyed being a part of all the Boards and Organizations very much.


He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law and mother -in-law, Joseph Jr and Adeline Koudelka. Sisters and Brothers-in-Law, Ernie and Ethel (Paplham) Sorenson, and Ernie and Muriel (Paplham) Staab, brother Wilber, infant sister Emma and infant granddaughter.


Ken enjoyed going to the Stock races and watching his children, grandchildren and great grandchild sporting events. He also enjoyed going to his son’s cottage in Townsend and
going fishing & riding on the pontoon boat with Cody and Charlie. He also enjoyed going for UTV rides up North.


Friends Ron & Kaye Jandrey, Pam Schroeder, Michelle Kruse, and Scott Jergenson.
Would like to specially thank Sandi Ammerman and James Staab for helping the family when needed.


Friends and Family may gather at Buchanan Funeral Home in Kewaunee after-3:00 pm on December 5, 2018 until time of prayer service at 6:00 pm. Visitation will continue on December 6, 2018 at St Isidore the Farmer Parish Tisch Mills at 9:00 till 10:45 am with church service following with Father Dennis Drury officiating with Christal Wavrunek assisting. Burial will be in the St Hedwig Cemetery.

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Bradley M. Busse

By Forbes Funeral Home

 

Bradley M. Busse, 74, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on November 30, 2018, at the Unity Hospice Facility in DePere. He was born June 1, 1944, in Illinois and raised by Earl H. and Thelma K. Addison.

 

Brad married Carolyn Sue Williams on July 3, 1965, in Galena, Illinois. They moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1970 and shortly thereafter he became a school bus driver for the Sevastopol School System. For many years, Brad was affectionately known by the students and parents as the “Cookie Monster”.

 

Due to health issues, he later worked for Door County Cycles, sold cars, worked for a tax office and served as the Town Clerk of Sevastopol. Brad will always be remembered as a colorful character who had a great sense of humor.

 

Survivors include his wife Carolyn; 2 children, Ruann (Gregory) Wood of Knoxville, TN; and Jason (Jessica) Busse of Green Bay; 6 grandchildren: Wesley, Derek, Austin, Emily, Jordan, and Marshall. He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Jerry Marsden officiating. Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Unity Hospice of DePere.

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Roger Kerscher

By Forbes Funeral Home

 

Roger Kerscher, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Anna’s Health Care on Nov. 30, 2018. He was born Dec. 17, 1936 in Sturgeon Bay to Gabriel and Lorraine (Jome) Kerscher. On July 2, 1960, he married Jane Kolstad at Forest Church. She preceded him in death on June 5, 2017.

 

Roger served his country in the U.S. Army in Europe for several years after WW II. For many years, he worked for Palmer Johnson in Sturgeon Bay and drove the Napa Auto Parts Truck in his retirement.

 

He was a long-time member of Tanum-Forest Lutheran Church where he had served as a deacon. Roger was a past member of the Sturgeon Jaycees, the Door County Rod and Gun Club, and a lifetime member of the Gardner Rifle Club.

 

Roger loved spending time doing projects on the family farm. He will always be remembered as a very social person who was a good neighbor and friend to many. If anyone ever needed a helping hand, Roger was there and willing to help.

 

Survivors include 2 children, Joni (Gary) Witalison of Fish Creek, and Rob (Ilsa) Kerscher of Spring, TX; 4 grandchildren, Dalton, Travis, Brady and Allura; a brother Cyrus Kerscher of Sturgeon Bay; in-laws, Willy and Fay Kolstad of Forestville. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Joni Kerscher.

 

Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. and at Tanum Forest Lutheran Church on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. when a memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Peter Mannoja. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Tanum Forest Lutheran Church.

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Katherine Laurie Salisbury

By Huehns Funeral Home

 

What an extra-ordinary life this lady has led! By most measures this world was left a better place for her accomplishments.  She died unexpectedly 18 September 2018 at her winter home in Arizona.

 

Born in Watertown, Wisconsin 20 May 1939 to a family having a long tradition and heritage in Door County, Wisconsin; a place she would return to time and again throughout the decades, enjoying spending the summer and early fall months with grandchildren and close family and friends.

 

Katherine Laurie Salisbury née Nowack, given to being called Kitty, attended Mound High School near Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota, Class of 1957.  Just this past August she enjoyed attending another reunion seeing fellow classmates and reminiscing on a different time in life.

 

Her first marriage came along a few years after graduating from Colorado State University, Boulder, 1961 with a degree in Sociology; and was a member Beta Sigma Phi International.

They met at CU and later had two sons, Michael and Matthew, built a new home, and lived in Boulder until 1973.  

 

The family moved to the Pacific Northwest to Washington and then Oregon where she found an unexpected vocation committed to giving tirelessly, and often thanklessly, to the advocacy and promotion of Developmentally and Medically disabled children and adults.

 

To this end, and out of necessity from her own younger son being disabled, she found herself spearheading many new programs and pushing the boundaries of what was considered outmoded methods of community caring for the disability’s population in the region:

 

Founding member of South Shore Preschool Program, Lake Oswego, Oregon, a parent consortium designed around a pre-school setting.  President of Clackamas County, Oregon ARC; Chairperson for advocacy group Severely Other Health Impaired/Chronically Ill Children, which evolved into the coined term “Medically-Fragile” and forming The Medically-Fragile Network to become more aligned with changing times; Grant writer for the State of Oregon Developmentally Disabled Division; Founder and CEO of a non-profit 501(c)-3 corporation organized from 1987 to 2014 to house the disabled in a community integrated, family living style, supported by Federal and State sponsored entities and private care providers.  Served as Board Member and later formed a family representative committee on the Board of Edwards Center – an adult Developmentally Disabled advocacy group promoting achievement and independence in their daily living activities.

 

Finally, toward the end of retirement years, she volunteered and got certified as a hospice caregiver for Oregon Providence Health Care Hospice in her local community.  

 

Her younger son Matthew lived 36 years and passed away in 2008.

 

Kitty enjoyed writing fiction stories and calligraphy; collecting exquisite writing instruments; scrap art; reading historical non-fiction and studying archaeology; became a student of far east culture and enlightenment; traveled to Tibet, China, Turkey, Spain, and Italy focused on an interest in cultural history, and an occasional wine tour; loved the Hawaiian Islands, especially the peacefulness of Kauai; doing puzzles with family; playing Scrabble; attending operas; and driving her original 1978 Porsche 924 car.

 

Preceded in death by her Sturgeon Bay grandparents Emil J. and Hester Ann Laurie Hansen; and her parents Gerhard Alvin Nowack and Laurie Eleanor Hansen Nowack.  Survived by a brother Gary (Caroline) Nowack, and a sister Virginia (John) Naunton.

 

Remembrance festivities will be held 21 June 2019 at Bayside Cemetery, Sturgeon Bay at 10:54AM, then at home for the remains of the longest day.

 

Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay is assisting Kitty’s family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Kitty may be shared with her family through her tribute page.

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Nancy A. Fisher

By Angel Valley Funeral Home

 

Nancy Ann Fisher, 69, a long-time Door County resident passed away Nov. 21, 2018 @ Casa de la Luz Hospice in Tucson, AZ following an uphill battle with metastatic liver cancer.  She loved her friends & family, acquiring new knowledge (AND trivia), her dog, the Packers, & Door County itself.   She passed with class & dignity just as she had lived and we will miss her deeply.  As per her requests, no services will be held but her remains will be returned to Blossomberg Cemetary as she had wished.  Any donations in her honor should go to the Door County Humane Society.

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Janet Eisenmann

By Forbes Funeral Home

 

Janet Kay Eisenmann, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Nov. 28, 2018 in Green Bay. She was born Nov. 20, 1945 in West Bend, Wisconsin to Everette and Bernice Kurth. On Nov. 27, 1971, she married Ronald R. Eisenmann. Together they raised four children, enjoyed traveling, antiquing and a quiet Door County lifestyle.

 

Janet and Ron moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1975 when Ron retired from the US Navy and took a job at Bay Ship Building. Janet had worked for Bay Pharmacy, the Unified Board, and for Stangel Accounting. She also did volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity for several years.

 

Janet loved shopping with her daughter, and also enjoyed having lunch with friends, and spending time with her “Granny Club”.

 

She is survived by her husband, four children: Carin Eisenmann of Indianapolis, IN, Bill (Sandy) Eisenmann of Oronoco, MN, John (Julia) Eisenmann of Hammond, WI, and Wendy (Rob) Winters, Appleton, WI; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a sister Jean (Bob) Krell of West Bend, WI. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Habitat for Humanity. Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.

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Harold Massart

Harold F. Massart, 87, of Forestville, WI, passed away on November 20, 2018. Harold was born December 29, 1930 to the late John and Lucy (Barbiaux) Massart. He married Delores Charles in Brussels on September 27, 1950. Together they worked on the family farm and he worked as a milk hauler for many years. Harold enjoyed spending time with the family and Buddy the dog. He was a jokester who also enjoyed buying and selling cars, kicking tires, square dancing, snowmobiling and fishing.


Harold is survived by his wife of 68 years, Delores; his children, Gary (Kathy) Massart, Ronald (Leah Ann) Massart, Mike (Ineke) Massart; grandchildren, Jodi, Alysia, Ashley (special friend Chad), Missy, Tiffany (Scott), Autumn (James), Brian (Kelsey), Stef, Lex, and Caroline; great-grandchildren, Christopher, Jason, Aubrey and Caiden. He is also survived by sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, father and mother-in-law, a brother, as well as brothers-and sisters-in-law.


A private family service took place on Friday at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home and Entombment followed at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

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David Allen (Speedy) Entringer

By Schinderle Funeral Home

 

Eagle Scout, pilot, backyard astronomer, canoe builder, and musician, David Allen (Speedy) Entringer passed away peacefully from complications of Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s disease on November 26, 2018, at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit.

 

Dave was born in Algoma, Wisconsin, on February 23, 1940, to Alfred and Rose (Strnad) Entringer. He attended St Mary’s School and graduated from Algoma High School with the class of 1958. After attending St. Norbert’s College, he studied electrical engineering at DeVry in Chicago; subsequently, he attended further classes in Dayton, Ohio, and was employed for over thirty years with NCR Corporation as an electrical field engineer. Following his retirement from NCR, he established his own business selling, installing, and servicing satellite systems for residences and businesses. He also enjoyed serving as a bus driver for Luxemburg-Casco school district.

 

Dave, from a young age, had a love for the stars and the skies. He built his own telescope as a teenager and longed to be an astronaut. While in Dayton, he used his spare time to obtain his pilot’s license and was a wonderful leisure pilot. Additionally, he adored riding his Honda Gold Wing from Key West to Baton Rouge, to the mountains of Colorado, and beyond. Camping all the way was how he wished to travel.

 

Following the death of his parents, Dave began a herculean task of renovating his childhood home on Fremont Street in Algoma which was built in 1903. Using the skills learned from his dad, he did the vast majority of the work himself: carpentry, electrical, plumbing; the home is a testament to that artistry and expertise.

 

Music was a paramount element in Dave’s life. He played saxophone with his parents in his early years for weddings and other gatherings; he was also a member of the Algoma Community Band for a number of years. The Algoma High School Music Department is a recipient of his two treasured saxophones which are lovingly and gratefully being utilized.

 

A very important part of Dave’s life was his devotion to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he sang in the choir and served as a cantor. He truly lived and loved to serve St. Mary’s.

 

Boy Scouts played a major role in Dave’s life; he attained the Order of the Arrow, as well as Eagle Scout status. He taught archery at Big Bear Camp and was a scoutmaster, a service of which he was so proud.

 

Surviving Dave is his love, Nancy Jones McKay with whom he shared nineteen lovely years. Additionally, he is survived by his and Nancy’s children: Theresa (Chris Smith), Little Chute, WI; David (Kim), Green Bay; Christine King, Pewaukee; Slater McKay (Kenissa) Stafford, VA; Rawls McKay, Ann Arbor, MI; Kathleen (Brian Koeser); and Barbara (Eric Wertzel). Further survivors include eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Dave also leaves many friends of his and Nancy’s in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is preceded in death by his parents, Al and Rose Strnad, and his sister, Elaine Entringer Heim.

 

The family will welcome visitors at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Algoma, Wisconsin at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, followed by Mass at 11:00 AM. Interment will be at a later date at Trinity Episcopal Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to gratefully and sincerely thank the staff of the Algoma Long Term Care Unit for their compassionate care and devotion to Dave. You are all angels in our eyes. Further thanks to Unity Hospice and Laurie Schinderle of Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, for her invaluable assistance.

 

The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, assisted the family with arrangements.

 

Express your memories and photos on David’s Tribute Wall at www.schinderle.com

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Alexandra "Sandy" Hall Purves

By Forbes Funeral Home

 

Alexandra “Sandy” Hall Purves, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, WI passed away on November 13, 2018 in Nashville, TN. She was born December 4, 1938 in Osterville, MA to Cyril and Elspeth (Reid) Hall.

 

Sandy graduated from Barnstable (MA) High School and received her Registered Nursing degree from Framingham State University. Upon graduation, Sandy joined the United States Air Force receiving her nursing training at Gunter AFB in Montgomery, AL. She was stationed at Amarillo AFB in Texas before being transferred to Sculthorpe Air Base near Norfolk, England. Sandy reached the rank of Captain. While stationed at Bentwaters Air Base near Woodbridge, England, Sandy met the love of her life, Major John Dorchester Purves of Sturgeon Bay, WI. John and Sandy were married on August 6, 1965.

 

After being stationed at Air Force Bases in Victorville, CA and Sumter, SC, John, Sandy and their two daughters settled in Centerville, MA before returning to Sturgeon Bay, WI in 1979. For the past 15 years, she and John spent the winter months at their home in Nashville, TN.

 

Sandy was the consummate homemaker and brought beauty to all things: her garden, her home, her dinner table and most importantly in the love of her husband and family. Sandy enjoyed years of delivering Meals on Wheels with her good friend, Ami Lindemeyer. She especially enjoyed her opportunities to go shopping with her daughters and granddaughters.

 

Sandy is survived by her devoted husband John Dorchester Purves; two daughters Heather (Tim) Gregory of Franklin, TN and Mary (Kevin) Waco of Chicago, IL; four grandchildren John “Jack” Gregory, Ava Gregory, Reid Waco and Sheri Waco; two brothers Stetson (Jane) Hall of Osterville, MA and Reid (Leslie) Hall of Barnstable, MA, and several nieces and nephews.

 

The Purves family would like to thank the kind doctors, nurses and staff of the Vanderbilt University Ingram Cancer Center and of the Health Center at Richland Place. Special thanks to her Guardian Angel, Betty Killion, and to Richland Place caregivers Trina Reed, David P. Pope, Bam Nance and Tara Rowley.

 

A private family service will be conducted in Sturgeon Bay, WI in the spring. The family requests memorials be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Door County Aging & Disability Resource Center for “Meals on Wheels”.

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Josephine "Josie" A. Bochek

By Huehns Funeral Home

 

Josephine “Josie” Annette Bochek (nee Duncan), 84, passed away on Monday, November 26, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, following a brief illness.

 

She was born May 10, 1934 in Barton, Wisconsin, the daughter of Stanley and Doris (Brainerd) Duncan.  Josie lived at Webb Lake and graduated from Sevastopol High School in May of 1952. On August 23, 1952, she and Roger Bochek were united in marriage at St. John the Baptist in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.  Together, they enjoyed 66 years of marriage.

 

Family meant everything to Josie and loved getting together with everyone.  She was a homemaker for many years and took pride in her cooking and baking and people loved to take a seat at her table.  Josie’s cherry pie was featured in the Taste of Home magazine. In the 1970’s, she drove school bus in Menominee Falls, Wisconsin, where she lived for 36 years.  The NEWPA (thresheree) was an important part of Josie and Roger’s life. They enjoyed camping in their fifth wheel for many years after Roger retired. Josie and Roger were members of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Institute, where she sold scrip for many years.

 

Josie will be missed by her husband, Roger; children, Roger F. Bochek, Rodney (Sue) Bochek, Joanne (Paul) Surfus, Rick (Beverly Knutson) Bochek, Regan (Gwen) Bochek, and Rudy (friend, Kris Eisenbraun Mehling) Bochek; grandchildren, Patrick (Amanda) Surfus, JoEllen (Chris) Donovan, Jessica (Jr.) Waldschmidt, Renee (friend, Will) Holland, Jason (Cynthia) Bochek, Robyn Bochek, Joey Bochek, and Zack Bochek; two step-grandchildren, Morgan (Kristi) Rice and Lauren (Justin) Daoust; and ten great-grandchildren with another one due in March.  She is further survived by her sister, Marj (Brad) Fleming Lildern Ireland; sisters-in-law, LaVerne Robbins and Beverly Preston.

 

Josie was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Bess Dehne; sister-in-law, Vivian Haen; and brother-in-law, Roland Bochek.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Fr. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Josie will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.

 

Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

 

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

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Raymond "Ray" J. VandenHouten Jr.

By McMahon Funeral Home

 

Raymond “Ray” J. VandenHouten Jr., 81, Dyckesville, died on Sunday evening with his family at his side, November 25, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay. He was born in Kewaunee County on August 27, 1937 to the late Raymond J. VandenHouten Sr. and Helen T. (De Bauche) VandenHouten. Ray graduated from Luxemburg High School where he was a three-sport athlete, later receiving the Luxemburg-Casco School Alumni Award. He served his country in the United States Army Reserves between the years of 1955 and 1962. On August 30, 1958 he married Patricia “Pat” A. Bertrand at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg. Ray began his career at Van’s Lumber & Custom Builders, taking ownership in 1977 until his retirement in 2007. He was very instrumental in building the business to where it is today. Through his loyalty and generosity, he helped many others achieve business success. Ray was a member of St. Louis Church in Dyckesville. Truly a man who gave back to his community and his parish. He loved spending time with his family and was very proud of raising six sons.

 

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Pat, and their sons, Mark (Deborah) VandenHouten, Hobart; Craig (Christine) VandenHouten, Green Bay; Randy (Christine) VandenHouten, Grafton; Chris (Brenda) VandenHouten, Luxemburg; Eric (Michele) VandenHouten, New Franken; Kurt (Marci) VandenHouten, Green Bay; 17 grandchildren, Madeline (Brendan McCoy), Molly, Jason, Kelsey, Alex, Chloe, Erica (Cory Schmidt), Lauren, Chad, Josh, Emily, Lydia, Abby, Ty, Riley, Delaney, Carson; two sisters in law, Jan VandenHouten, Casco; Ann VandenHouten, Luxemburg; sisters in law and brothers in law, nieces and nephews further survive.

 

Ray was preceded in death by one infant son, Joseph; two brothers, Wayne and Jim VandenHouten.

 

Friends may call at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville, 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, November 29, 2018. Closing parish prayer service with Pat Ratajczak, Pastoral Leader at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue between 9:00 am and 10:45 am on Friday, November 30, 2018 at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral 11:00 am on Friday, with Rev. John Van Deuren officiating and Pat Ratajczak assisting. Entombment in the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

 

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

 

We are very grateful for the staff of St. Vincent Hospital and Unity Hospice for their care and compassion during the difficult time.

 

In Lieu of flowers and other tributes, several memorial funds will be established in the name of Ray VandenHouten.

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Dorothy V. Anderson

By Huehns Funeral Home

 

Dorothy V. Anderson, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully at Angels Touch Assisted Living in De Pere on Friday, November 23, 2018 with family at her side.

 

She was born June 23, 1928 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Walter and Hattie (Olson) Bohler. Dorothy graduated in 1946 from Sturgeon Bay High School. On November 29, 1952, she married Gordon “Gordy” S. Anderson at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Dorothy was a member of the Sons of Norway, Bay View Lutheran Church, taught Sunday school, and participated in the Ladies Aid and many activities at church. She loved reading gardening, square dancing club with Gordy, baking, and her dogs.

 

She is survived by her four children, Gary of Sturgeon Bay; Nancy of Green Bay, Jim, John (Deb) of Appleton; two brothers, Wallace Bohler, Don (Vi) Bohler; and sister-in-law, Joyce Anderson.

 

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, June (Walter) Propsom; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Bohler; god-daughter, Cindy Propsom; nephews, David Propsom, Clayton Bohler; the Anderson in-laws, Earl (Margie), Dale, Glen (Beverly); and nieces, Diane and Glenna.

 

Her life will be honored with a memorial service held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Tim Malek officiating. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery, by her husband, Gordy.

 

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.

 

Memorials may be given in Dorothy’s memory to Bay View Lutheran Church and the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Donald Allen Smith

Donald Allen Smith, 72, of Egg Harbor, WI passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, November 24, 2018 at his home with his wife and daughters at his side.

 

He was born August 27, 1946 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Valentine Allen and Ruth Rose (Pavlick) Smith, Jr. Donald was the third generation to attend the Joseph Sears Elementary School in Kenilworth, IL. Following his graduation in 1966 from New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL, Donald then went on to attend the University of Wisconsin – Stout followed by five years of service in the Naval Air Reserve. His grandfather, Valentine Allen Smith, Sr., founded V.A. Smith Company, a Commercial Heating & Air Conditioning Company in 1909 in Chicago. Donald grew up working there as a young boy for his grandfather, and later his father. He eventually took over the business for his father, becoming the President and Owner of the family business until he sold it and retired in 1999, 90 years later.

 

Donald lived a life on the water and loved the outdoors. He was a sailor first in his early years on Lake Michigan, completing the 333-mile Race to Mackinac Island. In his 30’s, when children came into the picture, he transitioned to power-boating and became a member of Sheridan Shores Yacht Club in Wilmette, IL. He kept his boat there for many years before moving it to Waukegan Harbor in Waukegan, IL. Following his retirement, Don visited Longboat Key, FL, where he ultimately settled and relocated his boat, cruising it down the Mississippi River and out the Tombigbee Waterway to the Gulf of Mexico. He spent much of his retirement enjoying cruising the Great American Loop. He met his wife, Virginia “Gigi,” in 2010 in the Longboat Key / Sarasota area. The two were united in marriage on June 9, 2014 at the Butterfly Conservatory in Key West, FL surrounded by their daughters and grandchildren. For Don, a “good day” was always a day spent on the water.

 

Donald also was a snow person, and spent years skiing and snowmobiling in northern Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, Canada, and out west. He toured these areas hundreds of miles at a time with his friends, family, and children. Don spent his final years residing with his wife, Gigi, and little dog, Sailor, in Horseshoe Bay, Egg Harbor, overlooking the waters of Green Bay, in scenic Door County, WI.

 

Donald will be missed by his two daughters, Lindsay (West) Naze of Larchmont, NY and Courtney (Matthew) Cook of Wilmette, IL; wife, Gigi Smith; stepdaughter, Ellen Dudley of New Bedford, MA; five grandchildren, Chase Edward and Hunter Valentine Naze and Kevin Anthony, Virginia Anne, and Madeleine Rose Cook; and sister and brother, Suzanne (Charles) Sprowl and Allen Smith, both of Wilmette, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Valentine Allen Jr. and Ruth Rose Smith.

 

A service to remember Don will be held sometime in January 2019 in Wilmette, IL.

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Dorothy "Dotty" Marie Miller

Dorothy “Dotty” Marie Miller, 90, of Sand Bay, passed away Saturday morning, November 24, 2018.

 

She was born June 7, 1928 in Sand Bay, the daughter of the late Harrison “Harry” and Amy (Haines) Lewis. Dotty was raised in Chicago, IL and also spent summers living at Sand Bay.

 

Dotty and her family moved back to Door County in 1974. Dotty worked as a nurse’s aide at the Dorchester Hospital when she was young and as a licensed audiologist after returning to Door County. She had worked as a bartender at the Nightingale and Andre’s for a few years.  Dotty also sold Natural Foods before it was the in-thing and owned her own bookstore. In 1989, she moved to Denver, CO to help a few months caring for her daughters’ newborn twins. Seven years later, she returned to Sand Bay. Dotty loved being a grandma and helping with the grandkids.

 

She was a member of Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay and the Sons of Norway.

 

Dotty will be missed by her five children, Terry (Lydia) Miller of Palatine, IL, Michael Miller of Marco Island, FL, Sue (Greg) Ebel of Sturgeon Bay, Sandy (Martin) Cirbo of Centennial, CO, and Matthew “Will” Miller of Sturgeon Bay; eight grandchildren, April Miller, Luke (Katy), Zeb, Wade (Laura), and Matt (Jessica) Ebel, Shannon, Amy, and Kayla Cirbo; seven great-grandchildren, Ashley, Hunter, Heatley, Phoebe, Michael, Braxton, and Maverick Ebel.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark Miller; grandson, Andy Ebel; brother, Robert Miller; and half-brothers, Harrison and Lawrence.

 

Dotty’s life will be honored with a funeral service held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Tim Malek officiating. She will be laid to rest in Hainesville Cemetery in summer 2019.

 

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until the time of services.

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