Obituaries Archives for 2016-11

Anne M. Pallex

By Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home

Anne M. Pallex, 97, Algoma, passed away Monday, November 28, 2016. She was born November 7, 1919 in Brussels to the late Henry and Emma (Massart) Renier. Anne married Siegfried Pallex, who preceded her in death on March 22, 1993, on September 21, 1948.

Anne worked on her dads farm in Misere until the age of 28 yrs. While working fulltime at the Plumbers Woodwork / Olsonite Corporation she met her husband. Soon they started their family and she became a stay at home mom raising her children. In 1965 she returned to fulltime employment at the Olsonite Corporation working 3rd shift until the time of her retirement at the age of 72 yrs. in 1991.

Anne instilled strong family values and work ethic in her children.

She enjoyed all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed working in the flower gardens north of Algoma on County Rd. S in her retirement years. She was very talented at crocheting afghans, baby blankets, gloves, hats, etc.

She is survived by her children, Mark Pallex, Diane Zellner, Ken (Debbie) Pallex, Randy (Sue) Pallex, Kevin Pallex, Jeff (Kim) Pallex, Lisa (Jerry) Tahlier, and Jeanne Pallex; her grandchildren, David Pallex, Tammy Wildgrube, Joe Zellner, John Zellner (Lisa MaGradey), Robin (Jim) Kinstetter, Jason (Rachel) Zellner, Jenny Pallex (Toni White), Brian Pallex (Holly Anchutz), Rachel (Alan) Schmidt, Adam Pallex, Donna (Brian) Lackie, Jessica (Jessie) Marler, Daniel Pallex, and Vincent Pallex; 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Anne was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Siegfried F. Pallex; sons Daniel H. Pallex and Brian D. Pallex as well as 2 infants; her mother and father Henry and Emma (Massart) Renier; brothers, Elmer Renier and Clarance Renier; sisters, Viola Englebert and Hazel Baudhuin; and son-in-law, Donald Zellner.

Visitation will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Algoma from 3-8 PM on Thursday, December 1, 2016 with Rosary at 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue Friday, December 2, 2016 from 9:30-11:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Peter Stryker and Deacon Mark Hibbs officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Pastor Larry Zessin

By Huehns Funeral Home

Pastor Larry Zessin, age 76, died unexpectedly on Friday, November 25, 2016. He was born in Chicago on October 24, 1940 to Irene and Irvin Zessin. Shortly thereafter the family moved to Sturgeon Bay. In 1954 he attended Northwestern Preparatory School in Watertown, and graduated from Northwestern College in 1962. He attended Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon and graduated in 1965.

In 52 years of public ministry (1965-2016), he served WELS congregations in Minnesota (Goodview Trinity, Winona and First Lutheran Minnesota City), as missionary to the island of Antigua in the West Indies, and congregations in Wisconsin (St. Paul, Menomonie, Grace, Oshkosh, St. Peters, Sturgeon Bay and Emanuel's, Kohlberg). He also served the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod as circuit pastor and committees for Campus Ministry, Lutheran Pioneers, Evangelism and Stewardship. He retired from part time ministry in May 2016 and moved to Omro to be with family.

He loved life surrounded with his family and friends as well as outdoor activities like hunting, fishing and camping in their RV. He also enjoyed exploring his ancestry and heritage, and adding laughter to everyone's lives with is humorous ability to tell a good joke and story. His sermons glorified the Lord while encouraging and inspiring the hearts of many in church or on the radio. He loved to share Psalm 23.

Pastor Zessin is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dolores, three children: Natalie (Charlie) Pratt of Oshkosh, Michael (Alisa) Zessin of Oshkosh, and Beth (Donn) Dobberstein of Port Orange, FL; seven grandchildren: Rebecca, Daniel, Crystal, Caleb, Lydia, Aleah and Levi. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, and nephew, Kenny.

Funeral service will be held at 11:0 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at Living Water Lutheran Church, 1585 S. Oakwood St, with Pastor John Dorn officiating. Friends and family may visit on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at the church from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm with Devotion at 6:30 pm and also on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 am until the time of service.

Memorials may be directed toward Living Water Lutheran Church.

The family wishes to thank the Winnebago County EMS, First Responders, Sheriffs Dept, Coroner and Pastor John Dorn for their kind and professional care.
 Arrangements are being cared for by Konrad-Behlman Funeral Homes & Crematory in Oshkosh.

Carl A. Muhr

By Forbes Funeral Home

Carl Andrew Muhr, 65, Sturgeon Bay, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, November 24, 2016.  Carl was born on May 7, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois on the northwest side to John Richard and Kathe (Ledtje) Muhr.  He had many stories of growing up with three brothers John, Mark, and Paul, swimming at the YMCA, buying penny candy at Elsie's corner store, taking art classes at the Art Institute, designing and redesigning their electric train boards, and spending summers camping in Lake Geneva.

He attended trade school to become a Tool and Die Maker. This career moved his family to Sturgeon Bay in 1978. He was very proud of the precision work he did to create medical devices helping so many. He loved the small town life as a place to raise his two daughters, Pam and Karen. They enjoyed their attempts to raise a pet rabbit and several pet ducks, working on projects together fixing up other people's spring clean-up offerings into new treasurers, playing the drums, and summer camping trips with extended family.  He moved his family in 1988 to Bay Shore Drive, creating his dream home and spending countless hours enjoying his yard.

Carl added a son to the family in 1991 when daughter Pam married Steve Robillard. Soon he had some new little buddies in Sturgeon Bay, grandchildren Jacqueline and Stevie, to hike with in his woods (even making a "haunted" trail once to give them a Halloween trick), and help with projects, even adding blocks on the riding lawnmower so his grandson could proudly mow the lawn and allowing his granddaughter to practice her hair cutting on him.

Carl married Nancy Ann Kohlbeck on June 19, 1998, adding two grown daughters, Tracy and Tammy, to the family and becoming a grandpa to Tyler, Tiffany, Kayla, Dani, Kenzie, and Austin.  They shared their love of the outdoors with each other, opening their property to extended family camping weekends, complimenting Nancy's amazing gardens with Carl's yard decorations.

Carl added yet another son to the family in 2001 when daughter Karen married Mark Kill in St. Paul, MN. He enjoyed regular visits and weekly phone calls, staying close with grandchildren Ellie, Alex, and Olivia, teaching them the fun of homemade race car tracks, knocking down dominoes, and towing them in a trailer pulled by the riding lawn mower!

Carl was a member of the American Legion and Moose Lodge in Chicago and the Elks Club in Sturgeon Bay.  He will be remembered for his open talkative ways (including his eagerness to tell all his secrets like what was wrapped in your gift before you opened it!), always learning something new to share, and for how much he enjoyed his family and home.

Mary S. Stangel

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Mary S. Stangel, 74, Algoma, died Sunday, November 20, 2016 at Bellin Hospital.  She was born November 7, 1942 in Algoma to Arthur and Myrtle (Bank) Haack.  Mary graduated from the Algoma High School and received her nursing degree from NWTC.  Mary spent her working career in  health care with her nursing degree working at the Algoma Hospital and other health care facilities in the Algoma area.

Mary married Tom Stangel on October 31, 1964 at St. Mary Church, Algoma.

Mary's joy in life was the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and her one great granddaughter.  She also enjoyed doing craft painting and going to garage sales.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma.

Mary is survived by her husband Tom, three children Jim (Jamie) Stangel, Algoma; Jenny (Phil) Schmidt, Algoma and Joseph (Schmoe) Stangel, Green Bay; 10 grandchildren Ashley, Kara, Casey, Jessie (Eric), Cayla, Cassie, Matthew, Andy, Zach and Breanne; great granddaughter Emily; special daughter-in-law Jeanne Stangel, Green Bay; three brothers Ken (Shirley) Haack, Jim (Barb) Haack, and John (Gail) Haack, one sister Nancy (Dave) Kuchinski; one sister-in-law Mary Jane Spink, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Myrtle and her in-laws Joe and Helen Stangel.

Family and friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma from 2 PM, Friday, November 25, 2016 until the time of the Litergy at 5 PM with Rev. Peter Stryker officiating.  Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery.

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

The family wants to give a special thank you to the doctors and staff at Bellin Hospital, Algoma Rescue Squad and Gail Haack for all the care and kindness given to Mary and her family.

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Orlan K. Mueller

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Orlan K. Mueller, 89, Forestville, died Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Autumn Fields Assisted Living, Luxemburg.  He was born June 7, 1927 in the Town of Clay Banks to Andrew and Alvina (Luedtke) Mueller.  He attended Lakeview School and later went back and got his GED.  He enter the U.S. Army September 19, 1945 and served in the Phillipines.  After his discharge April 11, 1946 he drove a milk truck for 30 years.  After that he drove a tour bus for Wisconsin Michigan for six years and then a bus driver for Sturgeon Bay Schools.

He married Betty Mae Chaudior in Sturgeon Bay on October 25, 1947.  They went Polka Dancing every Sunday for many years.

Orlan is survived by his wife Betty, two sons Tommy (Kathleen) Mueller, Forestville; Terry (Marijo) Mueller, Forestville; four grandsons Marty (Anne) Mueller, Sturgeon Bay; Troy (Molly) Mueller, Neenah; Nicholas (Lori) Mueller, Thomasville, NC; and Chad (Joni) Mueller, Madison; four great grandchildren Dana and Gretchen Mueller, Brady Mueller and Easton Mueller; two brothers Orville (Carole) Mueller, Algoma; Goldie (Corrine) Mueller, Algoma; and sister-in-law Helen Mueller, DePere; brother-in-law Alvin Jr. (Pat) Chaudior, Algoma and sister-in-law Gayle (Chuck) Gulley, Forestville.

Orlan was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Alvina, In-laws Alvin and Dora Chaudior, two brothers and one sister-in-law Wilbur (Lorraine) Mueller and Robert Mueller, he also had four infant brothers that preceded him in death.

Family and friends may call at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Forestville, Saturday, November 26, 2016 from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM with Rev. Dr. Christopher Jackson officiating.  Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

The family wants to give a special thank you to Lori Hucek and the entire staff at Autumn Fields and Southern Care Hospice for all the care and kindness given to Orlan and the care they are giving Betty during her stay there now.

Peter Lee Mohr

By Forbes Funeral Home

Peter Lee Mohr, 61, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Sunday November 20, 2016, after complications from by-pass surgery.  He was born on July 16, 1955, in Green Bay to John and Beatrice (Boyea) Mohr.  On July 12, 1980, he married Mary Kreft at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.

Pete worked as a journeyman electrician, electrical and instrumentation.  His past employment was at Peterson Builders, Nicolet Paper, and Banta.   He was currently employed with Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District.

Pete was hardworking and intelligent, he loved a mental challenge and could fix anything.  He was a jokester and a very warm hearted person who will be missed by all who knew him.

Pete is survived by his wife, Mary and their two children, Master Sergeant Michael (Kirsten) Mohr, Lompoc, CA; Nicholas (Jessica) Mohr, San Diego, CA; and two beautiful grandchildren, Aiden and Kylie.  He is further survived by brothers, John (Judy) Mohr, Rockford, IL; James (Terri) Mohr, Waterloo, WI; mother-in-law, Virginia Kreft, sister-in-law, Sonya (Doug) Jorns; nieces, nephews and many friends.  Also, his two dogs, Big Jetta and Sassy Kia.

Pete was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law, Marvin Kreft; and a brother-in-law, Robert Kreft.

Pete was a no frills guy except for his tools.  So in keeping with that, we will hold a visitation at the Forbes Funeral Home on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with Deacon Paul Zenefski officiating.

Andrew M. Ebel

By Huehns Funeral Home

Andrew M. Ebel, 44, of Green Bay, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, changed his address to Heaven on November 18, 2016.

A Door County native, Andy was born October 19, 1972 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Gregory Ebel and Suzanne Serrahn. Following his graduation from Sevastopol High School in 1990, he received a degree in Environmental Planning from UWGB. He furthered his education at UW-Milwaukee where he received his RN education. Andy then worked for the Emergency Room at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee before transferring to Children's Hospital in Madison. He transferred to the Green Bay Red Cross and recently to Care Wisconsin where he was currently employed.

Andy dedicated his life to serving others, be it at the City of Milwaukee's mapping department, nursing and caring for children at Children's Hospital in Milwaukee and Madison, saving lives with the Red Cross in Green Bay, and as case manager for Care Wisconsin.

He was a beautiful soul who devoted his life to his family. Andy worked tirelessly to teach his children the value of life.

He was a loving father who enjoyed his children, especially taking them to different museums, Lambeau Field, and other activities, teaching them, and watching them learn. Andy was an avid bow and gun hunter and fisherman who enjoyed fishing on his boat with his friends and brothers. He loved following and watching the Packers, Badgers, Brewers, and was a big Ottawa Senators Hockey fan. Andy liked playing both softball and baseball. In high school, he was a state track athlete along with diving and cross country.

Andy is survived by his two children, Heatley and Phoebe Ebel; mother, Suzanne Serrahn of Sturgeon Bay; his father and step-mother, Greg (Sue) Ebel of Sturgeon Bay; four brothers and sister, Matt (Jessica) Ebel, Luke (Katy) Ebel, Zeb Ebel, all of Sturgeon Bay,Martha (Jose) Reinoso of Dubuque, IA, and Wade (Laura) Ebel of Sturgeon Bay.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Melvin and Geraldine Ebel, Howard and Eugenia Serrahn; his niece, Sierra Ebel; and uncle, Russ Serrahn.

Friends may visit with Andrew's family from 4:00 p.m. until 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. A service of remembrance will be held at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Huehns Funeral Home with Fr. Carl Schmitt officiating.

Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.

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Gary L. Plansky

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Gary L. Plansky, 74, of the town of Carlton, Kewaunee, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at home under the care of his sister Bonnie after a lengthy battle with Parkinson's and Dementia.

Gary was the first of four children born to Arthur and Shirley (Born) Plansky on August 26, 1942. Gary lived his entire life on the family farm in Carlton Township having taken over operations when his father passed. He took pride in preserving the legacy of his centennial-plus family farm. Gary was honest and trustworthy and hardworking; always there to care for his Mother and Aunt Nettie. A skilled inventor, the frugal years taught Gary to hon his ability to master whatever tool or machine needed to keep the farm operating. Gary had a passion for antiques and polka music. In his younger years he played the accordion.

Gary was preceded in death by parents Arthur and Shirley Plansky. Survived by his sisters Emily (Wenzel) Swagel, Bonnie (Robert) Jurasinski, and Brother Dale (Doris) Plansky, nephews, Wenzel (Jane) Swagel, Richard (Jennifer) Swagel and nieces, Dawn (Mark) Bublitz, Susan (William) Lohry, Danya (Brandon) Bouska and Denette Plansky.

Many thanks to Bonnie Plansky who devoted years providing 24 hour care for Gary as he battled both Parkinson's and Dementia.

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., November 28, 2016 at the Buchanan Funeral Home in Kewaunee. A private family memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. with burial in the Carlton Volunteer Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Kewaunee County Historical Society for research of historical grave records.

Eleanor C. Dufek

By McMahon Funeral Home

Eleanor C. Dufek, 82 of New Franken, passed away on November 16, 2016 surrounded by her family.  She was born April 26, 1934 in New Franken to the late Peter and Mary (Schott) Tauschek.  On April 14, 1956 she married Wallace "Wally" L. Dufek at St. Kilian Church, New Franken.  He preceded her in death on October 28, 2013. Ellie was a member of the Ralph Kline American Legion Auxiliary Unit 262, Luxemburg. In addition to farming, raising six children, holding a real-estate license Ellie enjoyed working the voting polls for the Town of Green Bay.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Survivors include her six children, Lynn (Terry) Jerabek, Forestville; Jean (Roland) Treml, Mary Jo (Randy) Gigot, all of New Franken; Paul (Mary) Dufek, Livermore, CA; Lori (Dan) LeGrave, Casco; Larry (Patricia) Dufek, New Franken; 16 grandchildren, Jesse (Amy) Jerabek, Kelly (Amanda) Jerabek,  Amanda (Jarod) Ballard, Kristine (Brian) Matysiak, Jon (Katie) Treml, Matt Gigot, Mike (Nicole) Gigot, Danielle Dufek, Grant Dufek, Katlin (Jeremy) Rubens, April LeGrave, Valerie LeGrave, Glen Dufek, Tiffany Dufek, Kayla Dufek and Emma Dufek; ten great-grandchildren, Ethan, Isaac, Addison, Adrian and Noelle Jerabek, Jalen and Kamden Ballard, Chloe and Anastasia Matysiak; Emeline Gigot; one sister, Anna Weisse, MN; one brother in law and one sister in law, Richard Dufek, Sturgeon Bay;  Dorene Dufek, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

Ellie was preceded in death by, one brother, Leo (Virgina) Tauschek; three sisters and two brothers in law, Sister Rose Celine Tauschek, Sister Mary Peter Tauschek, Agnes (Alton) Van Rite, Roland Weisse; three brothers in law and two sisters in law, George (Patricia) Dufek, Carolyn (Robert) Marin, Francis Dufek; her father in law and mother in law, George and Irene Dufek.

Friends may call  8:30 to 10:45 am on Monday, November 21, 2016 at St. Kilian Church, New Franken.  Funeral 11:00 am, Monday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.  Burial in St. Kilian Cemetery, New Franken.  McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Dufek Family.

In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

The Dufek Family wishes to extend a special note of thanks to the staff of Bornemann CBRF North, the staff of DaVita Dialysis Center, Green Bay, Father Lukee Villaluz and Cheryl Maricque for sharing your care and compassion with our Mom!

Brenda M. Oram

By Huehns Funeral Home

Brenda Mary Oram, 60, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully, Sunday, November 13, 2016 in the comfort of her home.

She was born May 27, 1956 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Bruce and Adrienne (Jorns) Oram. Following her graduation from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1974, Brenda attended Cosmetology School in Oshkosh. She moved to Forestville where she owned and operated "Brenda's Place," a local bar and grill, for fifteen years. To Brenda it was more than a business; her customers became her friends. More recently, she had been employed at Pick 'n Save in Sturgeon Bay until her health prevented her from working.

Brenda was a past member of the Tavern League.

She will be missed by her brother, George (Cindy) Oram of Sturgeon Bay; sister, Linda (David) Hawkey of Sturgeon Bay; four nieces and nephews, Nicholas Oram of New York, Michelle Stephenson of Algoma, Derik Hawkey (special friend, Caitlin) of Sturgeon Bay, Kirsten Hawkey of Green Bay; aunt, Jacolynne Stiehl of Sturgeon Bay; uncle, Tom (Sandee) Jorns of Sturgeon Bay; and many friends.

Brenda was preceded in death by her parents.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 18, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Bob Stegmann as celebrant. Entombment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery Columbarium.

Friends may call at the church, Friday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Eleanor A. Pesch

By Forbes Funeral Home

Eleanor was born on May 20, 1915, in Milwaukee, WI to John and Mary Gurda who owned a prominent hardware store at 32nd and Lincoln .They opened the hardware store at the time of Eleanor's arrival, 101 years ago. She had two brothers, both deceased, Art (children John, Paul, and Mike )and George(children, Bob ,Mary and Jennie ) Eleanor's  sister Rosemarie, is currently living in  Wauwatosa  with her husband Alvin Stack . Anita, George's wife, lives in Madison. Eleanor was married in 1939 to Raymond Pesch, who deceased in 1998. They had three children Alan, Marianne and Frederick with wife Sherry, all living in Florida, Madison and Sturgeon Bay respectively. Three grandchildren Ryan and Shannon Pesch and Christina Ewig survive.  Christina has two great grandchildren.

Eleanor and Ray lived in Milwaukee for almost 20 years thru 1957. They last lived on Anthony Drive in The Town of Greenfield. The family participated in Camp Charles Allis on Lake Beulah, she was President of the PTA at the Walter Allen School, now paved over by the expressway. She supported her children's active participation in the Library and Milwaukee Museums as leader of youth programs at those learning centers. She baptized and had her children become communicants at St. Stanislaus, now overlooking the expressway and later St. Barbra's.   Eleanor was an active participant in life for all of her 101 years.  She early on felt it important for women to work outside the home, even if only part time, and managed to take a turn at the post office during Christmas rush.  Something unthought-of in the early 1950's, except during the war.

When they moved to Sturgeon Bay, Ray worked for the Roen Steamship and Salvage companies'.  The Asher's were close friends and they also lived and raised their family on the Bay Shore.  Eleanor learned to drive during this move from the big city life to a rural environment, she was 37.  It was the beginning of her expanded life style similar to what many women of that time experienced in the 50's.  She was president of the Garden Club of Sturgeon Bay, an accredited, sought after area show judge and planned and maintained extensive gardens of her own.  Her ashes will be scattered in Sherry Pesch's present garden at her request.  Eleanor was a member of several golf leagues and from humble beginnings won an extensive number of awards and trophies.  She was an accomplished culinary talent with a collection of cook book and recipes that filled the shelves, and she cooked as well, passing on her talent to some of her children.  The Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club factored in the family sailing interests as did various charity functions.

Eleanor was a member of the St. Joseph's parish in Sturgeon Bay and raised her family in the rational practice of the church, but not necessarily on time for Mass, much to our chagrin as we marched down the aisle after most were seated. Her timeliness, or lack of, was a hallmark of her life that everyone learned to live with, it may be why she became 101.

Eleanor and Ray bought into the idea of Florida winters, owning a condo in Coco Beach at Four Seasons from the early 1970's thru today.  Rays brother Ralph, was a well-known early Space center employee for the Corps and they shared a winter of fishing and golf.  Eleanor was an active golfer, woman's club member and persistent shopper, but not necessarily always a buyer.  She was past president of the Hazel Peterson fan club and coordinated many Four Season outings.

Perhaps the most sobering thought is  almost all the close friends  have gone before her, leaving few if any contemporary's to read this :it's a problem of being 101 . Maybe a nice one to have, but a bit lonely time.

Private family services will be at a later date.  Forbes is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Kristofor "Kris" M. Stichman

By Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home

Kristofor "Kris" M. Stichman, age 38 of Leopolis, WI passed away Wednesday evening, November 9, 2016 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in the Town of Clay Banks, Door County, WI.

Kris was born on January 10, 1978 in Clintonville as the son of Chris (Carter) Thoma and the late Mark Stichman. Kris attended Clintonville schools and later earned his GED. He took pride in his work as a welder at Custom Fab & Body in Marion where he worked along side of his brother Philip. More recently he was employed in construction traveling to various locations. Kris was a great dad to his son, Carter and enjoyed spending time with his nieces & nephews.  He was a sports nut; especially when it came to the Green Bay Packers. Kris also looked forward to playing frisbee golf with Philip. He was a big kid and had no fear. Kris loved music, playing his guitar, motorcycles, cars, and go-karts. He also had a passion for the outdoors; especially when it came to ice fishing, hunting, skiing, and camping. Kristophor will be remembered for his wonderful smile, sense of humor, and his ability to charm almost anyone he met. He will be deeply missed by his family and those who have loved and will continue to love him forever.

Survivors include:

His Mother & Step-Father: Chris (Todd) Thoma, Shawano.

Maternal Grandfather: George (Friend Jeri Kuschel) Carter, Clintonville.

Grandmother: Beverly Thoma, Waupaca.

Brothers: Jeremy (Kyle Hogarty) Stichman, Sturgeon Bay; Philip (Crystal) Stichman, Marion; Michael (Alicia) Stichman, Shawano.

Sister: Shelby (Jacob Frenche) Thoma, Shawano.

Step-Brothers: Bradly (Taylor) Thoma, Gresham & Brandon (Alicia Forsberg) Thoma, Clintonville.

Numerous Aunts & Uncles including Godparents: Steve (Vicki) Stichman, Waupaca & Peggy Tagliapietra, Clintonville.

Also numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Kris was preceded in death by his father; Mark, paternal grandparents; Arlyn & Dorothy Stichman, maternal grandmother; Margaret Carter, and grandfather; Elroy Thoma.

Kris's memorial service will be held Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 3 PM at the United Methodist Church, 24 13th Street, Clintonville, WI 54929 with Rev. Keith Wolf officiating. Friends are encouraged to wear casual and/or Green Bay Packer attire and may call at the church on Sunday from 1 PM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established by his family. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family.

Sarah "Sally" Grace Smith

By Huehns Funeral Home

Sarah Grace (Hackbardt) Smith "Sally", 97, of Sister Bay, WI, passed Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Good Samaritan Society Scandia Village.

She was born October 22, 1919, the daughter of the late Walter and Mary (Hertzler) Pugh in Bedford County, Colerain Township, PA. Following her graduation from East Hempfield High School in Lancaster County, PA in 1937, Sally received her degree in Business at Catabaw College in 1941. She was a secretary for a while and worked for General Motors during the war where she met her first husband, Alfred D. Hackbardt who she married in 1947. He passed July 19,1967. Sally met Charles E. Smith at a dance and married him in 1970. He passed in November 22, 2003. Sally was primarily a loving, fun, joyful wife, mother, homemaker, friend, and servant of God for her whole life.

She was an active member of Lakewood Village Community Church in California and then Clayton First United Methodist Church in Clayton, GA before moving to Door County. Sally was a talented artist of watercolor and oil medium. She loved playing golf, bridge, and entertaining.

Sally's love will live on in the hearts of daughter, Rev. Carol L. Hackbardt of Sister Bay; one stepson; nieces and nephews; and many, many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Alfred D. Hackbardt and Charles E. Smith; and two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy (John) Pfeiffer and Molly (Russ) Dobbins.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Sister Bay. Friends may call at St. Luke's on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. A time of fellowship and refreshment will follow at St. Luke's.

Interment will be in the family North Ensley Cemetery in Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings may be donated to Good Samaritan Society Scandia Village in Sister Bay or Clayton First United Church in Clayton, GA.

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay, WI is assisting the family. Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at

John J. Kirsch

By Forbes Funeral Home

John Joseph Kirsch, 59, of Little Sturgeon passed away at his home on November 9, 2016.  He was born October 2, 1957 in Milwaukee to Robert and Dolores (Wiza) Kirsch.  On October 1, 1988 he married Debra Marie Kiedrowski in Milwaukee.

John was a journeyman plumber following in his father's footsteps.  He loved family and his many friends.  John enjoyed the outdoors, ice fishing, hunting and playing with his dogs.  He also enjoyed playing his guitar.  His dream was to work on the Big Ships and was unbelievably happy when he started working at Bay Ship Building as a pipefitter. John had many talents, a great sense of humor and would help anybody in need.

He was extremely proud of his daughters and loved his sons-in-law and grandkids.  John was an awesome husband, son, brother, dad, grandfather and friend, and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Debra; three children, Leah (Victor) Jaramillo, Lisa (Jason) Furstenberg, Theresa (Charles) Loeffler; eight grandchildren; five siblings, Bob (Vicki) Kirsch, Mary (Phillip) Germane, Bill Kirsch, Margie Feltes and Michael Kirsch; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and his dogs, Silly Dilly and Little One.  He was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, Marie and Danny Kiedrowski; brother-in-law, Mark Feltes; sister-in-law, Sue Kirsch; and two nephews, Billy and P. J.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Forbes Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Trent Zeitler at 7:00 p.m. that evening.  Burial will take place in Stevenson Cemetery, Little Sturgeon.

Rosemarie M. Jennerjohn

By Forbes Funeral Home

Rosemarie Margaret Jennerjohn 79, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on November 11, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center.  She was born June 22, 1937 in Soperton, WI to Leo and Barbara (Parkovich) Nellis.  On June 21, 1958, she married Donald G. Jennerjohn in Green Bay.

Rosemarie went to Door-Kewaunee County Teacher's College and earned her B.A. in education at UW Oshkosh.  She taught at West Eaton School from 1957-1958, in Green Bay and at St. Joseph School in Sturgeon Bay for many, many years.  Rosemarie enjoyed crafting, knitting, reading and walking her dog.  She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband Donald; three children, Cathy (John) Paul, Debra (Jim) Charles, Mark (Tina) Jennerjohn; seven grandchildren, Jeremy (Pam) Lardinois, Zachary (Emily) Paul, Mehgan (Warren) Kohls, Shauna (Mike) Bosman, Derek (Jenna) Jennerjohn, Dylan (Mercedes) Jennerjohn, Abby (Quinn) Struck; ten great-grandchildren; one sister, Barbara Harvancik.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two great-grandchildren, and one brother-in-law.

No public services will be held. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Harold "Bob" Robert Ropson

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By McMahon Funeral Home

Bob Ropson, 62, Dyckesville, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, November 10, 2016, with his loving family by his side following his third battle with cancer. He was born on November 24, 1953, to Harold and Rita (Vandervest) Ropson, in Green Bay.

He married his perfect match, Lynn Huempfner, on July 3, 1981 at St. Louis Parish in Dyckesville.

Bob worked in the concrete flatwork business for many years, most recently as owner/partner of Bayside Concrete Construction until his second battle with cancer in 2014. He enjoyed spending time at the cabin in Mountain, WI with his family and friends, four-wheeling, and fishing for walleye on the bay of Green Bay with his buddy Davie. He is a past member of the Great Lakes Sport Fisherman Club, having served on the Board of Directors.

Bob was a kid at heart and loved decorating for Halloween and Christmas and dressing up as Santa for neighboring family and friends. He was a long time member of St. Louis Parish, Dyckesville, where he ushered for many years and served on the building and grounds committee.

Bob is survived by his devoted wife, Lynn, and their three children, Robert, De Pere; Joshua, Green Bay; Jill (Robert) Delcore, Luxemburg; his black lab Tess, stepmother, Donna Morgan, Ripon; one half-brother, and five half-sisters, Blane (Bella), Middleton; Kerri (Dale) Prellwitz, Milwaukee; Kim, Marshfield; Kris (Rich) Carley, Omro; Kathleen (Joseph) Mkwaya, Ripon; Jolene (Jeff) Denzin, Ripon; one step sister, Hannah Morgan, Cedarburg; two sisters-in law, Ann (Gary) Boerst, Cecil; Julie (Randy) Kallies, Lake Mills; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, beloved sister Karen DePas, father-in-law Francis Huempfner, mother-in-law, Joanne Hansford, and brother-in-law Philip Huempfner.

Friends may call 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville.

Closing parish prayer service at 7:00 pm with Pastoral Leader, Pat Ratajczak.

Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am, Monday at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville.

Funeral 11:00 am Monday at the church with Rev. John Van Deuren officiating.

Burial in St. Louis Cemetery, Dyckesville.

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

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Anthony Jaslowski, Dr. Steven Neu, the staff of St. Vincent Hospital 9th floor, especially Georgette, RN, the staff of Inpatient and Outpatient dialysis, and the staff of Unity Hospice, especially Gwen RN.

Myron "Mike" Gilson

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By McMahon Funeral Home

Myron "Mike" J. Gilson, 89, of Dyckesville passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at his home.

He was born to the late Ray and Mayme (Boulanger) Gilson in Rosiere, WI on October 03, 1927.

After graduating high school and military service in the army during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1952, he met Charlotte Du Jardin, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Together they moved to Dyckesville and raised three children.

Mike was a devoted father, Packer fan, babysitter, maintenance man for St. Louis Parish in Dyckesville, the Duvall Cemetery and a proud Belgian American. Mike enjoyed working outside, especially when he could use his riding lawnmower. He loved all animals especially, dogs and birds.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte , their three children and spouses, Tom and Bernie Gilson, De Pere; Ann and Peter Birdsall, Green Bay; Scott Gilson, Belgium, Wi; three grandchildren, Phillip Birdsall, Jacob Birdsall, Sophia Gilson; one sister, Audrey Bostwick, Dyckesville; one brother in law and one sister in law, Neil and Sharon Du Jardin, Egg Harbor; nieces and nephews further survive.

Mike was preceded in death by, one grandson, Jack Scott Gilson; one sister and two brothers in law, Germaine and Bill Lazansky; Robert Bostwick.

Friends may call between 9:00 am and 10:45 am on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville.

Funeral at 11:00 am on Saturday at the church with Rev. John Van Deuren officiating .

Full military rites to follow the funeral Mass with the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg. Entombment at the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Gilson Family.

David B. Pauley

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By Forbes Funeral Home

David B. Pauley, of Brussels, WI passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 31, 2016. David was born on May 30, 1953 in Charleston, West Virginia.   He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 32 years, Diane Jacobs-Pauley; sisters, Linda (Eugene) Blodgett of Waukesha, WI and Cynthia (David) Erdal of Illinois, brother Kenneth (Mary) Pauley of Slidell, Louisiana and sisters-in-law, Dawn M. Davis and Deborah M. Jacobs of Whitefish Bay, WI.  He is also survived by many wonderful nieces and nephews he loved so dearly.   And many friends so close to his heart!

David graduated with a marketing degree from UW- Milwaukee and was a very successful marketing and sales representative in the printing industry for over 30 years.  David was also a great musician in high school/college playing the drums and singing with his band, The Sixth Dimension in Milwaukee.

Due to their great love of Door County, David & Diane permanently moved to Door County in 1994.   He was an avid golfer and loved the course at Peninsula State Park.  David also had a great love for all animals especially his buddies (kitties), Harry, Susie & Mandy.

Private funeral services have been held.  A celebration to honor David and his life will be planned in the near future.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to APSCA or the Door County Humane Society, 3475 Park Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.   Forbes Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay, WI is in charge of arrangements.

Irma Seidl

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By Buchanan Funeral Home

Irma Seidl, age 96 of Kewaunee died on November 7, 2016 at Aurora Baycare Medical Center. She was born on November 23, 1919 in the Town of Carlton to the late William and Caroline (Peters) Chapman, the youngest of five children.

On April 12, 1947 she married Frank Seidl and together they had one daughter, Carolyn. They spent their lives farming in the Town of Carlton. Irma was extremely self educated and read widely on a variety of topics. She was an integral part of her immediate family, her extended family and her neighborhood. Her door was always open for a good cup of tea and a good conversation.

Survivors include her daughter: Carolyn O'Leary and special friend, Gerald Gries of Manitowoc; her step-grandchildren and their families: Shannon and Gary Zimmerman;Tiki and Ken Bellin; Katy O'Leary and Scott Pancratz;Thomas and Kayla Gries and one sister-in-law: Mary Reinke. She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and their spouses and great nieces and nephews and their spouses, all of whom had a special place in her heart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her son-in-law: Thomas O'Leary; her parents-in-law: Wencil and Anna Seidl; her siblings: Rilla (Ed) Mueller; Mabel (Frank) Debot; Bill (Mary) Chap- man and Elmer Chapman. Her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Art (Philomene) Seidl; John (Arlene) Seidl; Joe (Issy) Seidl; Ann (Mel) Paplham and Quinten Reinke.

On November 7, she left this world in a flurry of pink, down a tree lined street to her Heavenly home. She will be missed.

Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. Friday, November 11 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, N2441 St. Peter's Rd, Kewaunee until the time of services. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. by Pastor Dan Schmidt. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Bernice Emma Severson

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By Huehns Funeral Home

Bernice Emma Severson, 92, formerly of the Town of Egg Harbor, fell asleep in the loving presence of her family and awoke in the arms of the Lord, Friday afternoon, November 4, 2016 at Pine Crest Village in Sturgeon Bay where she had been living the past year.

She was born at home in West Jacksonport on March 31, 1924, the daughter of William F. Herbst and Lena Rose (Bley) Herbst. Bernice attended Sunny Point School and graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1942. She worked as an office manager for the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation County Office in Door County (part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture) for 30 years, retiring in 1982.

Bernice was united in marriage to Kenneth Morgan Severson on September 28, 1968 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport. They were blessed with over 48 years of marriage.

Bernice enjoyed traveling and knitting, but her faith was first and foremost in her life. She loved her church, Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport, served as church secretary, and was a member of the Ladies Aid. Bernice was also a member of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE).

Her love will live on in the hearts of her husband, Ken; sister, Jean Sawyer; nieces and nephews; Mark (Sarah) Sawyer, Bert (Sara) Sawyer, Barbara (Mike) Lautenbach, Julie (Dan Rehberg) Sawyer, Mary (Philip) Bley; great-nieces and great-nephews, Josh (Carissa) Sawyer, Nellie (Eric) DeJardine, Emilie (fiancé, Pat Nash) Sawyer, Joe Sawyer, Christine (Paul) Pierquet, Casey (Kelly) Lautenbach, Megan Lautenbach, Leila (Greg) Balza, Jenifer Zettel, Robert Zettel, Kelly (Adam) Nelson, Sadie (Matt) Ash, Annie Bley, Andrew Bley, Lucy Bley, Sam Sawyer, Lilly Sawyer; great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews; and her Bley and Herbst cousins.

Bernice was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Walter (1913-1969), Artie (1914-1957), Freddy (1920-1971), and John (1918-1919) Herbst; nephew, Joey Sawyer (1964-1968); and favorite brother-in-law, Bob Sawyer (1930-1998).

Her life will be honored with a funeral service held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport with Pastor Peter Lindemann officiating. Bernice will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Family and friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a devotion to be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church, Wednesday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials may be given in Bernice's memory for Zion Lutheran School.

A heartfelt thanks goes out to her special family friend, Karen Schartner and the wonderful staff at Pine Crest Village for their compassionate care given to Bernice.

Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at

Marion Barbara Johnson

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By Huehns Funeral Home

Marion Barbara (Dier) Johnson, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to the Lord and was reunited with her husband, Harvey, and daughter, Mary, Saturday morning, November 5, 2016 in the comfort of her home with her family at her side.

She was born June 26, 1925 in Algoma, the daughter of the late Carl and Lillian (Fett) Dier. On February 13, 1944, Marion was united in marriage to Harvey Maxwell Johnson at St. Mary Catholic Church in Algoma. They were blessed with over 49 years of marriage together. Harvey preceded her in death on July 14, 1993.

Marion led a simple life and loved her God, family, and her home. She also loved gardening, baking, and sewing.

Marion's love will live on in the hearts of her two sons, Daniel (Marilyn) Johnson of Sturgeon Bay and Timothy (Melinda) Johnson of Egg Harbor; granddaughter, Emma Johnson; son-in-law, Dcn. Kenneth Kopydlowski of Sturgeon Bay; three sisters, Joan Reince of La Crosse, Diane Gray of Muskego, Judy Rocque of Algoma; and many dear nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Mary Lee Kopydlowski; three sisters, Sylvia Yauger, Ione Reince, Donna Lincoln; and brother, Norbert Dier.

Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at St. Joseph Cemetery Chapel in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Anthony Birdsall officiating. There will be no scheduled visitation prior. Marion will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery beside her husband, Harvey.

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Johnson family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered at

Duane L. Graetz

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By McMahon Funeral Home

Duane Lawrence Graetz, 52, of New Franken, returned to his heavenly home on Wednesday, November 02, 2016, following a courageous battle with cancer. His devotion to his family and his firm faith in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him everlasting peace.

Duane was born on June 17, 1964. His parents, Harold and Edith Graetz, raised him in Pound, WI. He graduated from Coleman High School in 1982. He then went on to study to be a mechanic. He spent over 20 years selling Matco Tools, with routes in both Manitowoc and Green Bay. Due to his diagnosis, Duane ended his career after working for two years at Imperial Supplies in Green Bay. He made friends with everyone he worked with and always spotted someone he knew while out and about.

Duane was passionate and hardworking in all that he did. He will always be remembered for his ability to make anyone laugh and his joy in helping anyone in need. He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate that he is at peace with his creator.

Duane is survived by his wife, Amanda Graetz; four children, Vanessa Graetz, Sabrina Graetz, Aiden Graetz, Serenity Douglas; Amy Graetz, former wife and mother of Vanessa and Sabrina; his mother, Edith Graetz; his siblings, Sharon (Roger) Heisel, Judy (Robert) Homburg, Jeff (Tina) Kovnesky, Jon (Jill) Kovnesky, Jerry (Renee) Kovnesky; many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be held Monday, November 07, 2016 at Central Church, 831 Schoen Street, Green Bay, WI 54302, between 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. Funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Mark Cox officiating.

All are welcome to celebrate Duane's life.

Burial will take place privately at Elm Grove Cemetery in Laney, WI at a later date.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Graetz Family.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Duane's name.

Duane's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Jennifer Connelly and her staff at the Cancer Center, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI for the care and support they have provided to Duane over the past year.

Richard J. Kostka

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By Casperson Funeral Home

Richard John Kostka, 87, entered into eternal life, Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at Good Samaritan Scandia Village in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. He was born in Algoma, Wisconsin, on May 13, 1929 to Anton and Lydia Kostka. Richard grew up in Algoma and attended Algoma High School and was a member of the basketball team. During high school he earned his flying license. For a brief period of time he sailed on the Great Lakes.

After his sailing experience, he attended the Door/Kewanee Teaching College. Richard met Lucille Mickelson of Sister Bay, while earning his teaching degree.

On June 2nd 1951, he and Lucille were married at Sister Bay Moravian Church. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict. He was stationed at Ladd Air Force Base near Fairbanks, Alaska. After his tour of duty was completed, Richard, Lucille and their newborn baby returned to Door County and began their fruitful careers teaching in the public education system.

Richard taught at schools in northern Door County including Wildwood, Ellison Bay Elementary School, and finally Gibraltar School. His passion was teaching science and coaching basketball. He retired in 1989 after 38 years of service.

Richard and Lucille owned and managed Scandia Cottages for 45 years. He enjoyed his time as a starter at Peninsula State Park Golf Course, as well as many years at Casperson Funeral Home during the summers.

Richard was an active member of the Sister Bay Moravian Church, serving as an elder, board member and recently celebrated his 60th year as a choir member. He was an avid golfer and was a member of the '300' club for bowling a perfect game. He was an inductee in the Door County Bowling Hall of Fame.

Richard was married for 65 years to his beloved wife, Lucille. He is survived by his brother, Kenneth (Shirley). His children; Kathleen (John) Parks, Steven (Amy), Ellen (Jim) Lawlor and Julie (Korry) Belin. As well as his grandchildren: Sarah (Andy) Rostermundt and Christopher (Adrienne) Kostka; Jonathan and Kari Parks; and Katie (Matthew) Herbaugh and Matthew Belin. Great-grandchildren: Ellie and John Wyatt Parks; Lucas and Noah Rostermundt; Avery Kostka; and Kenny Herbaugh.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to all of the staff at Scandia Village for their loving care of Richard.

Visitation is 10:00-12:00 Monday, November 7th, at the Sister Bay Moravian Church. A funeral service will be at 12:00 with a light lunch to follow.

Memorials may be given to the Sister Bay Moravian Church or Good Samaritan Scandia Village of Sister Bay.

Bernard Paul Jr.

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By Forbes Funeral Home

Bernard Joseph Paul, Jr., 67, of Sturgeon Bay passed away on October 28, 2016 after a long fought battle with diabetes.  He was born December 17, 1948 in Sturgeon Bay to Bernard and Cecilia (Conway) Paul.

Bernie graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1967.  After high school, Bernie attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He eventually became a sales representative for several building supply manufacturers.

Survivors include his daughter Christine Peterson, son-in-law Joe Peterson and their two daughters Isabel and Sophia, Minneapolis, Minnesota; his five siblings, Linda Madsen, Sturgeon Bay; Steve Paul, Lindenhurst, Illinois; Mike Paul (and wife Mary Jo), Madison, Wisconsin; David Paul (and wife Cheryl), Sturgeon Bay; Jamie Paul (and partner Justin), Clearwater, Florida; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother-in-law Roger Madsen.

A visitation is scheduled for Thursday Nov.  3, 2016 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home with a memorial service to follow at 6:00 p.m.   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Jeanette "Jiggers" E. (Fameree) Vandervest

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By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Jeanette "Jiggers" E. (Fameree) Vandervest, 82, Casco passed away peacefully October 31, 2016 at Unity's Jack and Engrid Meng Hospice in De Pere, WI. Jeanette was born to the late Ernest and Emma (Delain) Fameree on October 19, 1934 in Casco.  She attended Casco Grade School and Casco High School.  On March 5, 1957 she was united in marriage to Dale Vandervest at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco. Dale was in the U.S. Coast Guard so the family traveled extensively for 20 years.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Altar Society, sang in Holy Trinity choir, VFW Auxiliary in Kewaunee, worked part-time at NWTC in Luxemburg, and enjoyed going to Holy Trinity School to help out with different things. Jeanette's most precious time was spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.  She enjoyed playing cards and bingo, and watching Frankie, her son and daughter-in-law's pet beagle.

Jeanette is survived by her husband Dale; her son Chad (Nancy) Vandervest; three daughters, Pam (John) Pelishek, Kim (Bill) Pelishek, and Gail (Scott) Zirbel;  six grandchildren, Aaron (Nicole) Stroebel, Broc Stroebel, Nicole Pelishek, Jake Pelishek, Amanda Vandervest, and Zach (Viola) Vandervest; five great-grandchildren, Melanie, Hannah, Jacob, Levi, and Noah; three sisters, Ethel Heier, Elsie Gengler, and Rita (Loyd) Heraly; two brothers, Frank Fameree and Ernie (Mary Ellen) Fameree; sisters-in-law, Joanne Fameree, Mary Ann Fameree, and Tobi Sterret.

She was preceded in death by one son Joseph; granddaughter Jessica Vandervest;  two sisters, Betty (Joseph) Arendt and Emmy (Rudy) Hanaman; seven brothers, Bernard, Ervin, Joseph, Orville (Audrey), Sam, James, and Allen; brothers-in-law, Dr. Merle Nelson, Gene Heir, and Alois Gengler.

Friends may call at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church from 8:00 to 11:00 am, Thursday, November 3, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial will take place in the church cemetery. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Homes is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at .

  Jeanette's family would like to say thank you to the staff at Unity's Jack and Engrid Meng Hospice for all their care and support.

Leland J. McDonald

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By Casperson Funeral Home

Arrangements are pending for a Funeral Service at Trinity Lutheran Church on Washington Island.

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