Obituaries Archives for 2016-09

Vernon Donald Groe

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Vernon Donald Groe, 82, died Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Titusville, FL.Vernon, the youngest of five children, was born on a farm in Worth County, Iowa. He enlisted in the Army and was chosen to serve in a Communications capacity at Ft. Lewis, Washington. After his military service he married Joan Nielsen and together they raised a family, eventually settling in Chippewa Falls, WI. Vern was a general contractor who designed and built custom homes including the homes he built for his family. Vern was an active parent and volunteer in sports clubs and church committees, always willing to lend a helping hand. In retirement Vern enjoyed remodeling their home in Baileys Harbor, WI, and other smaller building projects. He was an avid fan of local musicians, actors and other artists and supported many arts organizations as a volunteer. His eye for beauty was evident in everything from the homes he built to the gardens h! e tended and the nature photos he snapped. During their retirement years, Vern and Joan enjoyed the snowbird life and wintered in Titusville, FL, where they enjoyed serving their community through their church and neighborhood association. He also enjoyed Floridaâ??s nature preserves, theater and musical arts with Joan by his side. Vernâ??s steady faith, servant attitude, honesty, integrity, kindness, generosity, and good Norwegian humor touched everyone who knew him.Vernon is survived by his wife Joan; son Dean (Ana) Groe of Orlando, FL; son Lorne (Michelle) Groe of Ann Arbor, MI; daughter Melissa (LeJay) Slocum of Atlanta, GA; his grandchildren Lisa, Andrew, Addison, Thacher, Phylicia and Gunnar; great-grandchildren Xaryana and Jaelynn; his brother Robert Groe and his wife Jen, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.A celebration of Vernon's life, including recognition of his military service, will be held at 11am Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Indian River City United Metho! dist Church. Memorials may be given in Vernon'??s name to Indian River City United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society.
Deceased's Funeral Arrangements: 

A celebration of Vernon'??s life, including recognition of his military service, will be held at 11am Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Indian River City United Methodist Church in Titusville, FL. A memorial service will also be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor at a later date.


Mary Kay VanDrisse

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Mary Kay VanDrisse passed away September 24, 2016 at home with her family after a long battle with Scleroderma Disease. She was born January 24,1941 to James and Edith O'Meara in DePere, WI. She graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in 1959 and St. Norberts College in 1963. Kay married John VanDrisse in DePere, June 1, 1963 and they were married for 53 years. Kay was an elementary school teacher in Redcliffe, Kentucky, Dykesville and Luxemburg, Wisconsin. Kay also enjoyed a very successful career in Real Estate for 20 years, retiring in 2004. For many years, she volunteered as the District Leader for LAC-Baie Counsel Girl Scouts and was honored with the Community Service Award by the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce for her many contributions. She enjoyed her home in Jupiter FL and their summer home in Door County. Kay had an artistic talent she expressed through her homemade cards and other crafts. Kay and John explored many places around the world and created a lifetime of memories. Survivors include her husband, John and their four children, Mark and Peg VanDrisse, MN; Gary and Caroline VanDrisse, Green Bay; Ann and Nick Derosa , FL; Marne and Matt Miller, NC; nine granddaughters and one grandson; one sister, Patricia Raymond, MO; one brother in law and one sister in law, Bob VanDrisse, Green Bay; Margaret VanDrisse, DePere; nieces and nephews. Kay was preceded in death by her mother and father Edith and James O'Meara; her mother in law and father in-law Vivian and Elmer VanDrisse; one brother in-law Jim Raymond. Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg 4:00 to 6:30 pm on Friday, September 30, 2016. Combined closing Ralph Kline American Legion Auxiliary Unit 262 and Parish Prayer Service at 6:30 pm. Visitation will continue between 9:00 am and 10:45 am on Saturday, October 01, 2016 at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg. Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday at the church with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the VanDrisse Family.

James Ford

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Deceased's First Name:James
Deceased's Last Name:Ford
Deceased's Obituary:Jim (Seamos) Ford passed away Monday the 26th of September at the age of 92.
Deceased's Funeral Arrangements:A Catholic mass will be held Thursday September 29th at 11:00 am at Resurection Parish in Green Bay. Visitation will be at the Parish from 9:00 am till 11:00 am
Deceased's Date of Birth:09/06/1924
Deceased's Date of Death:09/26/2016


Doris E. Hunsader

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Doris Emma (Birk) Hunsader, 96, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 26, 2016 while at Algoma Long Term Care where she had been living the past five years.

"Smiley," as she was known by many at Algoma Long Term Care, was born May 7, 1920 in Detroit, MI. Doris moved to Charlevoix, MI where her mother, Merettia, owned & operated a restaurant. Her family moved to Sturgeon Bay when she was eight years old. Doris graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1938.

She was united in marriage to Edward George Hunsader, Sr., on February 8, 1940 in Sturgeon Bay. Over the years, Doris was employed at Pleck's Dairy, H.C. Prange Co., and Bunda's Dept. Store, all in Sturgeon Bay. She and Ed lived a Christian life and spent much of their married years volunteering with Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts. They were members of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay where Doris volunteered with the Alter Boy Society and was a member of both, the Catholic Daughters of America and the Christian Mothers. Doris also volunteered at the voting booths, TOPS, and the Door County Library. She loved dancing and listening to Lawrence Welk. Doris also liked to go shopping, nautical décor, and making her own hats (millinery). She took great pride in taking care of her home.

Doris and Ed were blessed with three children and shared over 42 years of marriage. Her beloved Ed passed away April 24, 1982. Doris resided in in Sturgeon Bay until the blackness of Alzheimer's became too difficult for her to live on her own. At that time, Doris joined her daughter and son-in-law in L'Anse, MI and resided at Bayside Village Nursing Home for five years.

Her love will live on in the hearts of her three children, Edward (Susan) Hunsader, Jr., Tina Danielson, Anthony (SueEllen) Hunsader, all of Sturgeon Bay; four grandchildren, Justine (Paul) Mancheski of Forestville, Alan (Susan) Hunsader of Appleton, Erin (fiancé, Kurt Leiterman) Hunsader of Green Bay, Philip (Carrie) Hunsader of Sturgeon Bay; and seven great-grandchildren, Janae and Eli Mancheski, Madeline and Peter Hunsader, Kolin, Piper, and Marin Hunsader.

Doris was also welcomed home by her mother and stepfather, Merettia (Rickerd) and Lawrence Birk; and son-in-law, Ward Danielson.

Her life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Bob Stegmann as celebrant. Doris will be laid to rest beside her husband, Ed, in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29, 2016 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with the Rosary to be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church, Friday morning, from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

"Our family would like to thank everyone over the years who shared some time with Doris, laughed with her, loved her, worked with her, and were kind to her.  Thank you especially to the Algoma Long Term Care and Unity Hospice."

Michael P. Bloom

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Michael Paul Bloom, 53, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly, Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Ministry Door County Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack.

He was born September 26, 1962, the son of Jack and Mary Bloom. Following his graduation from Green Bay Preble High School, Mike received his degree in Computer Science from NWTC. He was gifted with an electronic intellect that gave him the opportunity to own and operated his own computer business, M&M Computers in Sturgeon Bay for the past 12 years.

Mike was a loving and loyal family man with a kind and gentle heart. He was an avid supporter and volunteer of children's and community causes. Mike was a gifted athlete who played Rugby and held a Wisconsin State Power Lifting record for 30 years. If you met Mike as a stranger, you would leave as his friend. That's just how he preferred it - a friend to all.

Mike will be deeply missed by his mother, Mary of Sturgeon Bay; his brother, Jack of Austin, TX; other family; and many dear friends of Sturgeon Bay.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Evergreen Cemetery in Manitowoc. Mike will be laid to rest next to his father who preceded him in death.

Michael's life will be celebrated with a gathering of family and friends at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Kitty O'Reillys in Sturgeon Bay.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be greatly appreciated for Mike's family (c/o Mary Bloom, 8 E. Spruce Ct., Apt. 1, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235) to help with expenses.

Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Bloom family with arrangements.

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