Obituaries Archives for 2017-01

Gerald W. Martens

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Gerald William Otto Martens, 77, of Egg Harbor, was peacefully welcomed home to his eternal rest on Monday, January 30, 2017 with family at his side.

He was born April 8, 1939 in Sturgeon Bay, WI, the son of Wilmer Martens and Edna (Behnke) Martens. Gerald grew up on the family farm in Egg Harbor, WI. Following his graduation from Sevastopol High School in 1957, he went on to study at UW-Madison and eventually UW-Oshkosh where he met his wife, Sandra.

On June 15, 1963, he married Sandra Tank at Zion Lutheran Church in Van Dyne, WI. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Scott (Jodie) Martens, Grafton, WI; Richard (Terry) Martens, Jacksonville, FL; Matthew (Lisa Gillaume) Martens, Green Bay, WI; and Kristyn (Barry) Johanek, De Pere, WI. They were also blessed with four grandchildren, Callie Martens, Mikaylah Martens, Caleb Martens, and Brody Johanek.

He is also survived by siblings, Ronald (Barb) Martens, Ralph (Roxanne) Martens, Carol Schroeder, Margie (Ned) Goede; and many nieces and nephews.

Shortly after he and Sandy married, they moved to Mequon, WI where he worked as a chemist at Ambrosia Chocolate. He then went on to pursue his teaching degree and taught math, science, and computer classes at Homestead High School in Mequon. He later worked for Ray Clausing Grading before moving back to his beloved Egg Harbor where he taught at Sturgeon Bay High School, served as Egg Harbor Town Board Supervisor and Chairman. He continued his passion for collecting things as it would not be uncommon to see Jerry hauling cherries, lumber, and other assorted "treasures".

Jerry was very talented and had a passion for fixing things. He was an active member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of West Jacksonport and served on a number of different boards and committees at Zion.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport with Rev. Peter Lindemann officiating. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, Friday evening, February 3, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. with a devotion to be held at 9:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church, Saturday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Jerry's memory for Zion Lutheran Early Childhood Center or WELS World Missions.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Jerry may be shared with his family at

Dorothy M. Sawyer

By Huehns Funeral Home

Dorothy M. Sawyer, 86, of West Bend, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, was called home Monday evening, January 30, 2017 at Samaritan Health Center in West Bend with family at her side.

She was born Dorothy Marie Gauger on August 20, 1930 in Fish Creek to William and Elizabeth (Ahrens) Gauger. Dorothy graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1948. On May 31, 1952, she married Norbert Oscar Sawyer at Zion United Methodist Church in Fish Creek. They moved to West Bend in 1966 where she began working for Amity Leather Products until her retirement in 1993. They moved back to Sturgeon Bay in 1996. In 2012, she returned to West Bend to be closer to her family.

Dorothy loved to read, was a great baker and cook for her family and friends.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Wayne) Michaels of West Bend, son, Ronald (Beverly) Sawyer of Neenah; four grandchildren, Amy (Jay) Dierksmeier of Menomonee Falls, Kurt (Jennifer) Michaels of Kewaskum, Peter (Dr. Kali) Sawyer of Appleton, Jill Sawyer of Neenah; two great-grandchildren, Felix Dierksmeier, Brylee Marie Sawyer; brother, Chet (Esther) Gauger of Sturgeon Bay; sister, Betty Stanecki of Sturgeon Bay; many dear nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, William and Elizabeth Gauger; husband, Norbert Sawyer; three brothers, Reginald, Harvey and Orville Gauger; and sister, Emily Spittlemeister.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church with Pastor David Leistra officiating. Burial will follow in Bayside Cemetery.

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

Memorials may be given in Dorothy's memory to Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church.

"We would like to thank all those caregivers who cared for our mother during her illness."

Arrangements have been entrusted with Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay. Expressions of sympathy and memories may be shared with Dorothy's family at

Arline Laverne Oleson

By Huehns Funeral Home

Arline L. Oleson, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Monday morning, January 30, 2017.

She was born April 23, 1927 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Robert and Nellie Pearl (Walker) Stephenson and lived her entire life in Door County. Arline graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1945. She was united in marriage to Emery E. "Ole" Oleson on December 17, 1947 in Dubuque, IA. Together, they built, owned and operated Emery Oleson Realty and Ole's Mini Storage (for nearly 20 years), both in Sturgeon Bay. Above all, she took wonderful care of her family and home. Arline was a member of Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church. She was an avid card player who played regularly with the local bridge club in Sturgeon Bay.

Arline is survived by her husband, Emery, with whom she shared 69 years of marriage; two sons, Michael (Peggy) Oleson of Marblehead, MA and Robert (Carol) Oleson of Rothschild, WI; six grandchildren, Derek, Jeremy, Scott, and Melody and Tim and Christie; and three great-grandchildren, Lydia, Alexander, and Theodore.

She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Milton, Kenneth, Lansing, Archie, Ralph, Allan, and Douglas, and four sisters, Goldie, Sylvia, Vivian, and Lillian.

Arline's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church with Pastor David Leistra officiating. Arline will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church, Friday afternoon, from 2:30 p.m. until the time of service.

     A heartfelt thanks goes out to Barbara Asher, Sue Asher, and the entire staff at Cardinal Ridge for care given to Arline during her illness.

Expressions of sympathy and memories may be shared with the Oleson family at

Sheldon R. Herlache

By Forbes Funeral Home


Sheldon Rodrick Herlache 83, of Brussels, passed away on January 31, 2017, at Sturgeon Bay Health Services.  He was born on February 4, 1933, in Door County to Norman and Rose (Massart) Herlache.  Sheldon served his country in the U.S. Army, spending the majority of time in Germany.  On June 16, 1956, he married Joan M. Schram in St. Joseph Church in Sturgeon Bay.


Sheldon and Joan farmed in Brussels for the majority of his life and he also worked for the Door County Highway Department for 38 years starting in 1956, and retiring in 1994. After his retirement, he worked at Quietwoods South cutting grass and doing other maintenance work.  Sheldon was very good mechanically, working on all kinds of machinery, at work or on the farm.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, and visiting with friends.  Sheldon was also very good at putting on trout boils.


Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Herlache, Brussels; one brother, Sherman (Sue) Herlache, Forestville; one sister-in-law, Shriley (Robert) Schloss, Elyria, OH; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan; parents; one brother-in-law, Robert (Katie) Schram; one sister-in-law, Jackie (Bill) Izyk.


Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017, at St. Francis and St. Mary's Church in Brussels.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at church on Saturday.  Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier cemetery.  A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be offered at


Special thanks to Aseracare Hospice and Sturgeon Bay Health Services for their loving care and support.

Stephen Paul Meneau

By Huehns Funeral Home

Stephen "Steve" Paul Meneau, 71, of Sturgeon Bay, was peacefully welcomed home Saturday evening, January 28, 2017 with family at his side.

He was born January 19, 1946 in Des Moines, IA, the son of Creighton Alfred Meneau and Arlene Louella (Oppedahl) Meneau. Steve's family moved to Two Rivers, WI where he attended school. Following his graduation from Washington High School in 1964 he went on to study land surveying at Milwaukee Institute of Technology. Steve served his country with the United States Army stationed in Vietnam from 1966 until he was honorably discharged in 1968.

Steve was united in marriage to Janice Marie Rieth of Door County on June 7, 1969 at Christ Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Liberty Grove, Baileys Harbor. They lived in the Milwaukee area where Steve worked surveying until they moved to Sister Bay in 1973. Together they operated Husby's Bar until 1975. Steve and Janice then moved to Waukesha where he co-owned Kuokkanen & Assoc., a land surveying business. They returned to Door County in 1983 purchasing Ma and Pa's tavern in Jacksonport naming it the Jacksonport Saloon until 1987 at which time they moved to Sturgeon Bay. Steve also land surveyed with Baudhuin, Inc. from 1984 until his retirement.

He was a member of both, the Northeast Chapter of the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors and the American Legion Post 72 in Sturgeon Bay. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family, reading, golfing, listening to polka music, and playing sheepshead and cribbage. They camped at Yogi Bear's Jelly Stone Park for 19 years and had many "special" Jellystone friends. Steve especially enjoyed having his grandchildren for Jellystone visits making special memories with "Papa."

Steve will be deeply missed by his wife, Janice with whom he shared over 47 years of marriage; daughter, Stacey (Daniel "Dan") Olson of Crivitz and their children, Stephanie (fiancé, Bryan Deutsch) Jauquet, Angelo Olson; Jeffrey (fiancé, Sheila Smith) Meneau of De Pere and their children, Allison and Katelyn Meneau, Logan and Kyla Smith; two brothers, James Meneau and Kenneth (Jacque) Meneau, all of Two Rivers; sister-in-law, Dawn Anderson of Sister Bay; aunts and uncles; cousins; five nieces, two nephews; many great-nieces and great-nephews; great-great nieces and great-great-nephews; and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thomas "Tom"; parents-in-law, Art and Angie (Ostran) Smith; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Arlene (Merlin) Zimmel; and brother-in-law, James Anderson.

A celebration of Steve's life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Military honors will follow at the funeral home.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home, Friday afternoon, from1:00 p.m. until the time of his life's celebration at 4:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Steve's memory for Unity Hospice.

"Our hearts are broken, and we will miss him deeply, especially his silly grins and one-liners."

Elizabeth Allen

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Elizabeth Allen, 101, Algoma passed away on Friday, January 27, 2017. She was born to the late Joseph and Sadonia (Heurion) LaCourt on August 25, 1915, in the Town of Little River, Oconto County.


She graduated from Oconto High School in 1933 and then went to Hibbing, Minnesota to live with her sister. She moved to Oconto Falls in 1935, and later took business courses at Oconto Falls High School. She worked at Falls Paper and Power Company and was secretary at Midland co-op and Beam Chemical Company. She lived there 23 years.


She married Allie Robert Allen on December 26, 1945 at the Grace Lutheran parsonage in Green Bay. The family moved to Algoma in 1963.


Her husband passed away on February 2, 1968. She was secretary at Algoma Elementary School for 17 years and retired in 1986. Elizabeth was a member of the United Methodist Church and was financial secretary for 14 years and coordinated the newsletter for 16 years.


She is survived by one son, Larry Allen, Algoma, and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her son Fred Ohswaldt of Nashotah, three sisters, her twin sister Margaret (Camille Bero) of Menominee, Michigan; Evelyn MacMiller, Encino Calif; and Mildred Bero, Menominee, MI. and 6 brothers, Wesley, Russell, and Ellis of Milwaukee and Francis, Erol and Clarence of Oconto.


Friends and relatives may visit Algoma United Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM with Pastor Pat Knutson officiating.  Burial will be at the Evergreen Cemetery in Oconto.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Algoma United Methodist Church.

Richard L. DeBauche

By McMahon Funeral Home

Richard L. DeBauche, 75, New Franken, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday evening, January 28, 2017, following a long battle with CMML. He was born in Green Bay on June 09, 1941 to the late Norrie J. and Alice A. (Champeau) DeBauche.

Richard served in combat in Vietnam as a member of the 1st Air Calvary, Co. A, 1st Battalion, 5th Calvary, air assault. He was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg.   Upon returning from the war he married Dene Soquet and they celebrated 48 years of marriage.

He was a home builder for 18 years with Basten Construction and had the honor of building his own home by hand.  He drove school bus and then worked as a Supervisor at Shopko Distribution Center for 18 years.  He ended his career by spending two years at SuperValue.  During this time he also served as Town of Scott Treasurer for 23 years.

During his lifetime he enjoyed playing the saxophone in two polka bands, the Rhythm Boys and the Roamin Tom Cats for over 30 years.

Richard was an all around handyman who could fix almost anything.  He enjoyed spending time at the cottage at Grindle Lake and loved to travel.  He was known for making the best frying pan onion soup ever!

Richard is survived by his wife Dene; their children, Dee (Dave) Krivoshia, Green Bay; Dan (Carol) DeBauche, Green Bay; Lisa (Wayne) Schwendeman, Greenleaf; grandchildren, Draven, Raine and soon to be born baby Schwendeman; step grandchildren, Patrick (Sara) Krivoshia and Lauren (Jon) Krivoshia; and step great-grandchild Katherine Krivoshia; one brother, Robert DeBauche, Green Bay; one sister, Anita (Richard) Bosetski, Pilsen; brothers in law and sisters in law, Donna (Jim Schultz) Menzer, Sheboygan; Don Jr. (Carol) Soquet, Luxemburg; John (Linda) Soquet, Green Bay; Joe (Wendi) Soquet, Green Bay; Pat (Terry) Ratajczak, Dyckesville; numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his infant son Wayne, his parents, his father in law and mother in law, Donald Sr. and Laverne Soquet.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4:00 to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.  American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg, memorial service 6:00 pm.  Parish prayer service led by his sister in law, Pat Ratajczak, Pastoral Director, 7:30 pm, Tuesday.  Visitation will continue Wednesday, February 01, 2017,  between 9:15 am and 10:45 am at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral 11:00 am on Wednesday at the church with Rev. John VanDeuren officiating.  Full military rites following the funeral.  Final rest at the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

The family requests no flowers or plants, please, a memorial fund will be established.

A special note of thanks is extended to the staff of Green Bay Oncology, especially Dr. Ryan and Nicole and the wonderful nurses and staff who cared for Richard.

Donald J. Brink

By Casperson Funeral Home

Donald J. Brink, 91, of Sister Bay, Wisconsin, formerly of Oshkosh, Racine, and Ephraim, died on Friday, January 27, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society – Scandia Village in Sister Bay.

Don was the oldest son of William J. and Nione (Christensen) Brink, born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on October 9, 1925. A day before his 18th birthday, Don enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a hospital corpsman aboard the USS Ticonderoga near Pearl Harbor and then on Johnson Island. Upon his return, he enrolled at Oshkosh State Teachers College as a music major, and it wasn't long before he noticed the alto who always came late to a cappella choir (he later learned she was coming from student teaching nearby). He and Loraine Schmidt married December 27, 1948, in Hollandtown. Don's studies continued at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He started his career as a manager for the Kroger Company, first in Madison then Evansville. With two toddlers in tow, he and Loraine moved to Racine in 1952 when Don began selling life insurance for Northwestern Mutual (NML). The family expanded to seven children, and in the meantime Don became the NML District Agent in Racine.

Upon retirement in 1986, Don and Loraine moved to Ephraim, where they thoroughly enjoyed the arts. Don was known for his photography, woodworking, and carving, and despite declining vision, he continued to paint wood sculptures until recently.

Don got involved in music at an early age, playing the trombone at Merrill Junior High and singing in the Trinity Episcopal Church choir in Oshkosh. He directed the Racine Dairy Statesmen Barbershop Chorus beginning in the mid 1960s, which twice earned its way to international competition under his directorship. He fostered that love of music in his children and grandchildren.

Don served various organizations through the years, such as president of the St. John Nepomuk Parish Council and the Elks Youth Band Parents Association in Racine and as member of the Ephraim Town Board and fundraising coordinator for Habitat for Humanity in Door County. He was a member of Stella Maris Parish, St. Rosalia's Church in Sister Bay.

Don loved his family and family gatherings, and he always was interested in what his children and grandchildren were studying. He and Loraine loved traveling.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Judy Day, and daughter Jane E. Kuhnwald.

Don is survived by Loraine, his loving wife of 68 years; brother William D. Brink; sons Steve (Patty), Stuart (Ronda), and Don (Sharon) Brink; daughters Carla Brink (Paul Ranelli), Bobbie (Dan) Guerra, and Linda (Ray) Armas; son-in-law John (Jo Anne) Davis; grandchildren Maggy Hribar, Emily Pfeiffer, Joanna Davis Lanum, Rhea Davis Hurst, Theodora Ranelli, Luciana Ranelli, Federica Ranelli, Nick Onsgard, Andy Onsgard, Dana Marcek, Tony Brink, Megan Chadwick, Ryan Brink, Samuel Brink, and Jacob Brink; and great-grandchildren Joseph and Jenna Hribar, Alex and Kate Pfeiffer, Reece and Chase Lanum, and Tyler and Alanna Marcek. He is also survived by brother-in-law Phil Day; nephews Jeff Noonan-Day and Scott Day; Loraine's brother Len Schmidt and sister Lucille (Dan) Spencer; and numerous other Schmidt in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent in memory of Don Brink to The Peninsula Music Festival, PO Box 340, Ephraim WI 54211 or Door County Auditorium, PO Box 397, Fish Creek WI 54212-0397

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Stella Maris Parish – Sister Bay site, 2410 S Bay Shore Dr (Highway 42), Sister Bay on Saturday February 4, 2017 with visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. and Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Join the family for a luncheon at the church following Mass. Internment will be at St. Rosalia Cemetery in Sister Bay in the Spring.

Elizabeth Jean Bylaska

By Huehns Funeral Home

Elizabeth "Liz" Bylaska, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died January 24, 2017 at Birch Creek CBRF in De Pere.

She was born Elizabeth Jean Barr on August 31, 1931 in Milwaukee, to Jeanette (Walker) Barr and Arnold Henry Barr, MD. Elizabeth graduated from Port Washington High School in 1949 and later from St. Olaf College in 1953 with a B.A. in Biology. She received an M.S. from Michigan State University in Guidance and Counseling in 1959. In 1974, Elizabeth completed her M.S.S.W. in Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She married Bradford Oliver Bylaska on August 3, 1953 in Saugatuck, MI. They adopted two children: a daughter, Corene Robin and a son, Eric Jon. Elizabeth and Brad were divorced in 1970, and he preceded her in death.

Elizabeth worked as a school social worker for Door County School Districts. Eventually she changed career paths and became a real estate agent, a field in which she worked throughout Door County until her retirement several years ago. Elizabeth was also a professional legal guardian for adults.

She had a life-long love of music. Elizabeth played the clarinet and oboe and enjoyed going to musical theatre performances and orchestral concerts. She loved singing and performing and had a regular Saturday night date with her friends and the karaoke microphone for many years and was a longtime member of a barbershop quartet in Sturgeon Bay and Sweet Adelines.

Elizabeth also loved to travel and visited all 50 of the United States (many in a motorhome), Canada, Mexico, Europe, Australia, a solo trip to China and Hong Kong and several cruises in the Caribbean.

She is survived by her brother, Robert Barr of Sheboygan; her daughter, Corene (Robert) Drumheller of Appleton, her son, Eric (Barbara) Bylaska of Richland, WA; her three grandsons, Devin, Garrett, and Bryce Drumheller; and four great-grandchildren.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents; and an infant grandson.

Family and friends may visit at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay to remember Liz on Monday, January 30, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Condolences, memories, and photos of Liz may be shared with her family at

William B. Malugen Jr.

By Huehns Funeral Home

William Bernarr Malugen Jr., of Sturgeon Bay, WI, formerly of Chicago, IL, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, WI.

Bill was born April 2, 1946, in St. Louis, MO, the son of the late Elda (Cianaini) and William B. Malugen. The family moved to Winnetka, IL, where Bill attended Hubbard Woods Elementary and New Trier High School where he was class president. While attending Harvard University, Bill was an active member of the rowing and wrestling teams.

Following college, Bill owned several businesses: house painting, decorating, paving/road construction and snowplowing. Bill took graduate classes at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL where he obtained teaching certificates along with his Master's Degree.

Bill substituted in the Chicago Public School System and took a position teaching French at Flower Vocational High School on Chicago's west side in 1992. It was there he met and married his wife, Miriam Malenius, in 1993. Together they founded Malugen Group, purchasing two apartment buildings on the northwest side of Chicago. Bill loved rehabbing the properties and being a landlord, which motivated him to become a licensed real estate broker.

In 1994, Bill transferred to Roosevelt High School in Chicago where he taught U.S. History, World Studies and French until his retirement in October of 2013.

Bill was an active member of the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and he ran for president of the CTU under his Frontline Caucus. He worked tirelessly teaching and fighting to give his students an education equal to the one he had received at New Trier.

During the 1960's he participated in Civil Rights events and in the 1970's he was a championship arm wrestler, receiving many trophies.

Bill and Miriam purchased their retirement home in Sturgeon Bay in 2011.

Survivors include his wife, Miriam, of Sturgeon Bay; sister, Leonore, of London, UK; brother, Charles, of Greenfield, MA; nephew, Khalifa Forte, of London, UK; and brother-in-law, William (Carolie) Malenius, of Laguna Niguel, CA.

The family wishes to thank Door County Medical Center and their Emergency Room staff, the Sturgeon Bay First Responders, the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, the excellent nursing staff at Bellin Hospital, Dr. Donnevan Blake and Dr. Peter Falk, the patient companion sitters at Bellin, Unity Hospice and the Altrusa House. A special thank you to his loving caregivers, Carl Whitford and Doreen Kiken, who helped him over the past two years.

Bill was a life-long learner, eager to embrace new opportunities. He was a kind and generous man, giving of himself tirelessly to help those needing support; his hundreds of students and his many friends.

A celebration of Bill's life will be held on his birthday, April 2, 2017, in Sturgeon Bay. Details will be announced.

Florence W. Torsell

By Casperson Funeral Home

Florence W. Torsell,93 of Sister Bay, WI died on January 24, 2017 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, WI.
Florence will be buried at Bronswood Cemetery in Oak Brook, IL according to her wishes. There will be no public service at this time.

Gertrude Young

By Casperson Funeral Home

Gertrude Young of Washington Island died peacefully at her home on Washington Island with he family by her side
on Wednesday January 25, 2017.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday January 30, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church on Washington Island at 11:00 A.M.

A complete notice will be available in the near future and will be update on our site at that time.

Joseph J. Tadisch

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Joseph J. Tadisch, age 87, of the Town of Carlton died on January 23, 2017 at Bellin Hospital. He was born on October 28, 1929 to the late Felix and Verna (Ratajczak) Tadisch.

Joe served in the U. S. Army in Korea. After service he married Geraldine Bertrand on February 19, 1955 at St. Joseph Church, Norman. He worked for Hamilton Mfg. in Kewaunee and later in Two Rivers until retiring. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Church, Norman and now St. Isidore the Farmer Parish, a Holy Name Society Member and caretaker of St. Joseph Cemetery for many years. He was a very active member of Carlton Robinson Post 538, V.F.W. Post 3392 of Kewaunee, the Knights of Columbus and was a charter member of the Carlton Fire Department, retiring in 2006. He and Geraldine received a Certificate of Merit award from the Knights of Columbus October 2016. He led many veterans parades throughout the county and very instrumental in constructing the county veterans memorial monument on the Court House grounds in Kewaunee. He very much enjoyed deer hunting and gardening with his Cub tractor.

Survivors include Geraldine, his wife of almost sixty-two years; two daughters and sons-in-law: Patricia and James Duescher; Kathleen (Kathy) and Walter Waegli both of Kewaunee; one son and daughter-in-law: Steven and Cynthia (Legois) Tadisch, Kewaunee; five grandchildren: Tammy (Gary) Seidl; Victoria (Steven) Dahlke; Benjamin (Lindsay) Waegli; Krissy (Keith) Kickbusch and Kari Waegli; six great grandchildren: Brandan; Cole; Alison; Payton; William; Addylynn; Kashton; one brother and sister-in-law: Martin and Joann Tadisch, Kewaunee; two brothers-in-law: Linus Bertrand, Algoma; Leonard (Ruth) Bertrand, Kewaunee; sister-in-law: JoAnn Bertrand, Luxemburg; a special friend: Dana Gruetzmacher. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Phyllis (William) Stodola; Elizabeth (Iggy) Grenda; Harriet (Robert) Mott; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Charles and Lucille Bertrand; brother-in-law: Charles Bertrand and sister-in-law: Donna Bertrand.

Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28 at St. Isidore Church, Tisch Mills until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Dennis Drury at 11:00 a.m. followed by full Military Rites. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Norman.

The family would like to thank the Atrium staff for taking care of Joe when he came daily to visit his wife, Kevin Schlies and Keith Paplham for assisting Joe when he fell on the ice, the staff of Bellin Hospital for their care and concern, Fr. Dennis and Christal Wavrunek for their many visits, Unity Hospice and many friends and neighbors for their thoughts and prayers.

Mark George Hinesh

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Mark George Hinesh, age 71 of Kewaunee succumbed to Pancreatic cancer and agent orange on Monday January 23, 2017. He was born on April 20, 1945 to the late Arthur and Mildred (Haszel) Hinesh at Kewaunee, WI and was raised on the Hinesh Carlton Town Hall farm.

He graduated Kewaunee High School and graduated from St. Norbert College in 1967 with high honors with a business administration degree and a U. S. Army commission of 2nd Lieutenant. He served three years in Vietnam and Cambodia as a Captain in the Green Berets. He was medivaced home seriously ill in 1971. Later he attended NWTC in Green Bay earning a degree in Police Science. He served six Kewaunee County Sheriffs, including one term as under sheriff. He served many years as a Social Security representative and devoted many years to the United States Army Civil Service and Reserves. Mark spent much time in Vietnam supporting schools, orphanages and isolated villages. These care giving incidents he brought home with him and devoted much caregiving, emotional and financial support to those in need of his services. He fought the effects of his wartime service for over forty years and did his best to help all who knew him.

Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law: Marie and Dale Ihlenfeldt, DePere, WI; one sister-in-law: Sue Ann Hinesh, Two Rivers and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Donald Arthur and Robert Hinesh.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Friday, January 27 at Holy Rosary Church, Kewaunee. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. James Dillenberg at 11:00 a.m. followed by Military Rites. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Norman

Barbara A. Marini Cooper

By Buchanan Funeral Home Name

Barbara (Crist) Marini Cooper died on January 22, 2017, in Green Bay, WI. She was born in Madison on October 31, 1929, to Thomas and Edna Crist, and lived her early years in Wisconsin Dells. Her group of friends - the Hubba-Hubba Girls - stayed in close contact throughout their lives. After high school, Barbara went to UW-Madison where she majored in music. She married Antonio "Tony" Marini and together they had two sons and two daughters. Due to Tony's career with the US Department of Agriculture, the family lived in many places in Minnesota and Wisconsin, making their home for the longest time in Kewaunee, WI, where they enjoyed many years with family and friends. Barbara loved music in all forms: singing and playing for church choirs, teaching piano and organ students, accompanying vocalists and instrumentalists, singing professionally with choral groups including the Dudley Birder Chorale at St. Norbert, enjoying performances at the Weidner Center, and attending UW Badgers Varsity Band concerts.

Barbara's husband Tony died in 1992. In 2002, she married Ret. USAF Col. M.V. Cooper and they moved to San Antonio, TX. After he died in 2012, Barbara returned to her family in Wisconsin, moving to Green Bay in 2013.

Barbara is survived by three of her children: Marcia (Mark) McDermid, Tom (Sue) Marini, Ann (Jerry) Pansier; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her sister, Lu Schwieger; three sisters-in-law, Gladys Marini, Lorraine Marini and Emma McLin; her AFS "son" Dr. Carl Leibl of Germany; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands, her son William "Bill" Marini, her brother Thomas Crist Jr and his wife Nona Crist, and several Marini family relatives.

Barbara's family is deeply grateful for the exceptional care she received from the professional staff at Marla Vista Gardens Memory Care Residence in Green Bay. The caregivers at SouthernCare Hospice helpfully and respectfully served the needs of Barbara and her family throughout the last months of her life.

A memorial service will be held at Buchanan Funeral Home in Kewaunee, WI, on Saturday, January 28, from 12:00am – 2:00pm.

David F. Mulliken

By Casperson Funeral Home

David F. Mulliken died at Good Samaritan Scandia Village in Sister Bay, WI on Friday January 20, 2017. Arrangements are pending and will be displayed here when they became available.

Cynthia Marie Londo

By Huehns Funeral Home

Cynthia Marie Londo, 69, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

She was born July 11, 1947 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Walter Lawrence Muza and Emily Marie (Bednarik) Muza. Cyndi graduated from St. Michael Central High School in Chicago in 1965. She was united in marriage to Victor Joseph Londo III on February 21, 1970 at St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Chicago. They were blessed with over 42 years of marriage. As Vic's health began to decline, Cyndi was his devoted caregiver. He preceded her in death on December 22, 2002.

Cyndi's primary occupation was as a sales rep for a telecommunications company.

She enjoyed quilting, reading, and watching the food channel.

Cyndi was reunited with her parents; husband; brother, Gary Muza; and sister, Sandra Devolder.

Her life will be honored with a funeral service held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery beside her husband, Vic.

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.

Expressions of sympathy and memories of Cynthia may be offered through her tribute page at

Linda Lou Mueller

By Forbes Funeral Home

Linda Lou Mueller, 61, of Forestville and formerly of Green Bay passed away at Ministry Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Center in Sturgeon Bay on January 18, 2017 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

She was born October 20, 1955 in Sturgeon Bay to Virgel and Bernice (Kracht) Mueller.  After graduating from Southern Door High School in 1973, Linda worked for Midwest Wire in Sturgeon Bay.  She later graduated from Bellin School of Nursing in 1979.

After nursing school, Linda worked in orthopedic care at Bellin Hospital and then for the Rodden Chiropractic Clinic in Green Bay.  She later worked at Western Village Nursing Home until she was diagnosed with cancer.  After taking treatments for her cancer, she worked at Bellin Psychiatric Center and for Bellin Ask-A-Nurse.  Although she struggled with her illness for many years, Linda enjoyed gradening, music and spending time with family.  She was also a very gifted cook and baker.  Linda had a great sense of humor and always had a passion for helping others.  She will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Survivors include three siblings, Jim (Jean) Mueller, Green Bay; LeAnn (Mark) Jarman, Sevastopol; John (Lisa) Mueller, Forestville; nieces and nephews: Jody Mueller (Dan), Joshua (fiancé Lisa) Jarman, Jena Jarman, Sara Mueller and Sam Mueller (Rebecca); uncle, aunts and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, aunts and uncles.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Forbes Funeral Home, in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor James Gomez of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, officiating.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of services.

Veronica (Mrs. Roger) DeVillers

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Veronica J. DeVillers, 84, Luxemburg, died Tuesday evening, January 17, 2016.

Veronica was born February 25, 1932, the oldest of four children, in rural Algoma to Eli and Annie (Jandrin) Derenne.  She graduated from Casco High School in 1950, where she played clarinet in the marching band.

On September 21, 1950 she married her high school sweetheart, Roger DeVillers, at St. Odile Catholic Church in Thiry Daems.  Veronica and Roger farmed in the Thiry Daems area for 28 years while raising 7 children.  Veronica and Roger traveled extensively, visiting many of the states, including Hawaii and Alaska.  Their travels also took them to Europe five times.

Veronica will be remembered by her children as a very hard working selfless woman who always gave of herself for others.  Veronica spent a lot of time sanding, staining, and varnishing the many furniture items Roger and she made for children and grandchildren.  She enjoyed sewing and made many clothes for her children and herself.  She could take apart an old coat and fashion it into a new coat for one of her children or herself.  Her expert sewing and quilting skills were also displayed in the baby quilts she made for grandchildren.  Veronica will also be remembered for the family favorite foods she served at get-togethers.  She has passed on some of those favorite recipes along with teaching daughters and granddaughters the art of making Belgian pies.  Veronica's Catholic faith was very strong, and she treasured her Tuesday visits to the Chapel in Robinsonville with her sister, Mary Ann.  She enjoyed doing genealogy and has left her research of DeVillers, Andre, Derenne, and Jandrin family lineage.

Survivors include two sons and five daughters, Lyle (Mary), Luxemburg, Larry (Sharon), Luxemburg, Luann LeCloux, Luxemburg, Linda (Quin) Oshefsky, Denmark, Lori (Leon) Mleziva, Luxemburg, Lisa (Mark) Ledvina, Luxemburg, and Lola (Stuart Champeau) DeVillers, Sturgeon Bay.  Also surviving are 22 grandchildren; Sarah (Dustin Boyarski) DeVillers, Ann DeVillers, Emily (Andy) Marx, Nancy (Jason) Kiehnau, Craig (Shannon) DeVillers, Cindy (Brian) Peot, Renee (Dan) Kucharski, Michele (Troy) Stroessenreuther, Sandra (Adam) LeCloux-Ault, Christin (Chad) LeCloux-Gunther, Shaefer (Erin) Oshefsky, Amanda (Phil) Sosnosky, Lucas Oshefsky (friend Cassi), Isaac Oshefsky, Ben (Gina) Mleziva, Adam (Amanda) Mleziva, Ryan (Lian) Mleziva, Joshua (Jessica) Ledvina, James (Shana) Ledvina, Jesse (Ronni) Ledvina, Jamaica Schroedl, and O'Shea Schroedl; and 32 great-grandchildren.  She is further survived by one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Janice Derenne, Luxemburg; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ann and Wayne Thiry, Casco, and sister-in-law, Doris DeVillers; along with many nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends.

Preceding her in death was her husband Roger in 2014; her parents; father-in-law and mother-in law, Frank and Mabel (Andre) DeVillers; brother, Norbert Derenne; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Germaine and Sanford Maccoux; brother-in-law, Norman DeVillers; son-in-law, Dale LeCloux, and grandson Brent LeCloux.

Visitation will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Casco, on Friday, January 20, 2017, from 4 to 8 p.m., with Rosary at 7 p.m.  Visitation will continue Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. with Fr. Steve Vanden Boogard and Deacon Paul Zenefski officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Berdina A. Lemens

By Mc Mahons Funeral Home

Berdina A. Lemens, 84, of Luxemburg, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017 at Oak Creek Assisted Living, following a battle with cancer. She was born on April 20, 1932 in the town of Luxemburg to the late William and Louise (Monfils) Sconzert.

On May 15, 1954 Berdina married Harold J. Lemens at St. Hubert Church, Sugarbush. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many. She worked with her husband Harold as owners of Lemens Hardware in Luxemburg for over 50 years.

She was an active member of the Ralph Kline American Legion Auxiliary Unit 262 in Luxemburg and Christian Mother Society of St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. She enjoyed golfing, reading, gardening and lets not forget listening to polka music and polka dancing.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Harold and their children, Randel Lemens, Sturgeon Bay; Karen (Gary) Sitzman, WA.; Tom (Jeanie) Lemens, OR.; Jerome "Jerry" (Julie) Lemens, VA.; David Lemens, James (Becky) Lemens, all of Luxemburg; nine grandchildren, Ryan, Michael, Jessica, Hayley, Caroline, Nicholas, Sydney, Dominic and Tabitha; one great grandchild, Isaac; one brother, Mark (Darlene) Sconzert, Luxemburg; two sisters, Jeanette Sconzert, Green Bay; Carol (Jerry) Simonar, Luxemburg, one brother in law and three sisters in law, Lucille (Jonas) Barbiaux, Luxemburg; Irma Daul, Green Bay; Janice Lemens, Luxemburg; nieces and nephews.

Berdina was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Vernon Sconzert and Kenneth Sconzert, two brothers in law, Harold Daul and Leonard Lemens, her father in law and mother in law, George and Mary (Gauthier) Lemens.

Friends may call 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 19, 2017, at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, (Sugarbush) 5930 Humboldt Road, Luxemburg.

Combined closing parish prayer and Ralph Kline American Legion Auxiliary Unit 262 service at 7:00 pm.

Visitation will continue on Friday, January 20, 2017 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, between 9:00 and 10:45 am.

Funeral 11:00 am Friday at the church with Rev. Milton Suess officiating.

Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Lemens Family.

Hilda M. (Gruetzmacher) Fager

By Mc Mahon Funeral Home

Hilda M. (Gruetzmacher) Fager, 88, Luxemburg, died Monday afternoon, January 16,2017 at Bornemann Nursing Home, Green Bay.

She was born to the late William F. and Anna A (Dahlke) Gruetzmacher on July 5, 1928 in the town of Montpelier.

On June 21, 1947 she married Leonard Fager at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier. He preceded her in death on March 24, 2008.

They owned and operated a dairy farm in Montpelier for 40 years.

She was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. She was also a long time member of the Ralph Kline American Legion Auxiliary Unit 262 in Luxemburg. She enjoyed cooking, baking for her family, planting flowers and working in her garden. Special times were spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include one daughter and one son, LaVonne (Tom) Stodola, Cottage Grove; and Lon (Terri) Fager, Luxemburg; 5 grandchildren, Renee Stodola (Tim), Michelle Stodola (Chad), Ryan (Katie) Stodola, all of Cottage Grove; Bryan (Anthony) Green Bay; Darren (Elisha) Fager, Luxemburg; 8 great grandchildren Caleb, Brynn, Lucy, Ellie, Zoe, Henry, Nolan and Miles; one sister-in-law Melva Fager, Luxemburg; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Hilda was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard, brothers and sisters-in-law Ottmar and Anita Gruetzmacher and Elroy and Ruth Gruetzmacher. 2 brothers-in-law and 1 sister-in-law, Milton Fager and Arno and Gertrude Doell; her father in law and mother in law, William and Adela Fager.

Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday January 19, 2017.

Ralph Kline American Legion Auxiliary Unit 262 memorial service 5:30 pm with a parish prayer service at 6:30 pm.

Visitation will continue between 10:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier.

Funeral 11:00 a.m. at the church with the Reverend Doctor Daniel Olson officiating.

Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Montpelier.

The Fager family wishes to express a note of Thanks to Luxemburg Rescue Squad, Luxemburg Medical Clinic, Bellin Hospital and Bornemann Nursing Home especially Amanda, Cigi, Amy and Dallas, and the rest of the staff, and her many friends and neighbors.

Kerry Margaret (Weir) Steffan

Kerry Margaret (Weir) Steffan, age 42, passed away at Agrace Hospice
in Madison, WI on January 14, 2017, after a 42-month battle with the worst type of
brain cancer. Through that time her courage, character & humor never faltered.
She was an inspiration to all who knew her or read her CaringBridge posts.
she was born on February 10, 1974, to Jeffery and Maggie (Marshall) Weir in
Door County.  Kerry graduated from Southern Door High School in t992 and
the University of Wisconsin - Madison with majors in Wildlife Ecology and
At UW she met Shawn Steffan, who was acquiring a Master Degree in
Entomology, and they married on September 9, 2000- They worked in California' Utah'
and Washington State before moving back to Madison, where she worked in the
Madison school system until struck with cancer.
Kerry has been described as strong, loving, smart, funny, giving, caring,
creative, and was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter, sister, family member and friend.
She is survived by her husband Shawn and children, Nadia and Elliot of
Madison. She is also her survived by her parents; her mother-in-law.   Marge
Lifschultz, CA; her brother, Kyle Weir (Angie Stiemsma), and their children lzzy
and Lily, all of Minneapolis; and her sister, Katy (Troy) Rass, and their children
Cody, Cameron, Autumn and Caleb all of Door County.
There will be a memorial service in Madison at a later date.   Donations may be
made to Camp Kesem for children who have family affected by cancer.
To follow her incredible journey, access
We thank all of the staffs of UW Hospitals and Agrace Hospice and Kerry and
Shawns' huge number of friends, many coming a long way to Madison to visit and
say good-bye.

Helen Ann Frings

By Huehns Funeral Home

Helen Ann Frings, 88, of Jacksonport, died Friday, January 13, 2017, in De Pere.

She was born in Kansas City, MO, on December 3, 1928, the daughter of the late William and Irene (Campbell) Johnson. Following her graduation from Holy Angels (DSHA) High School in Milwaukee, Helen received a BA in Education from St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana in 1950. On February 4, 1956, she married Atty. Donald Frings at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Wauwatosa. Don passed away in Jacksonport on January 30, 1999.

Helen devoted her life to children: her own son and daughter, the thousands she touched during her 35-year career as a 1st grade teacher in the Milwaukee Public Schools, and the babies she helped as a leading member of the Christ Child Society.

Helen's faith in Jesus Christ and life of prayer led her to teach religious education to adults and children, and to found the Christ Child Society of Door County. The non-denominational group supports new mothers with layettes, pre-natal care, and avoiding shaken baby syndrome. She was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Jacksonport (now Stella Maris Parish-Jacksonport site) and the St. Michael's Parish Altar Society. Helen also served on the Door County Memorial Hospital Foundation Board, and was a regular Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer.

During their later years, Don and Helen enjoyed traveling around the United States, visiting their children and friends, but most of all, just living together in their Jacksonport dream home and property. Her family roots in Door County go back to the mid 1800's as the Campbell family established themselves in the Jacksonport area. Their family and many friends will never forget Helen's intellect, smile and sharp wit.

She is survived by her two children, Patti (Peter) Warmenhoven of Green Bay, Jim Frings of Wausau; three grandchildren, Ann Marie (David Tilias) Warmenhoven, Amy Warmenhoven, Peter (Amanda) Warmenhoven; three great-grandchildren, Rose Helena Tilias, Peter F. Warmenhoven IV, Stella Warmenhoven; sister, Jeanne Desmond of South Bend, Indiana; and many dear nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Stella Maris Parish-Jacksonport site with Fr. John Girotti as celebrant. Helen will be laid to rest beside her husband, Don, in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Jacksonport.

Friends may call from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Friday at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a Catholic Daughters Rosary to be prayed at 5:15 p.m. and a parish wake service to follow the visitation at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church, Saturday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

"We would like to extend our gratitude to the angels at Rennes Health Center in De Pere, and Helen's roommate, Delores, for their kindness extended to our mother during her time there."

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Helen's memory to the Christ Child Society of Door County or the Stella Maris Parish Endowment Fund.

Condolences and memories may be shared with Helen's family at

Viola Mary Bouche

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Viola Mary Bouche, 95, formerly of the Village of Casco, passed away Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Algoma Long Term Care. She was born May 10, 1921 in the Town of Casco to the late Joseph and Philomena (Berger) Ferron. Viola married Harvey Bouche, October 6, 1942 at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Rosiere he preceded her in death, August 26, 2010.

Viola worked at Halls Apple Orchard and cleaned for many businesses in Casco. She enjoyed playing cards, gardening and was a member of Holy Rosary Society. But, above all, her family meant the world to her.

Viola is survived by her children, Carl (Bev) Bouche of Algoma, Sharon (Peter) Bader of Algoma, Pat Smith of Algoma, Evelyn (Larry) Salzsieder of Algoma, Randy Bouche of Madison; grandchildren, Terri Boushka, Sue (Bob) Robinson, Michelle (Jesse) Mejia, Brian (Sandy) Monfils, Amy (will) Quinn, Steve (Jenny) Smith, Lynn (Steve) Pluff, Dawn (Keven) Berns); ten great-grandchildren and six step grandchildren; sisters-in-law Angela (Howard) Renard, Patsy Martin, Gladys Bouche; and brother-in-law Emil Jandrin.

She is preceded in death by sons-in-law, Charles Monfils, Gary Smith; sisters and brothers, Louie (Orpha) Ferron, Raymond (Matilda) Ferron, Mary (Wilfred) Moens, Gladys (William) Ettien; step-sister, Mayme (George) Englebert, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margaret (Raphel) Kaye, Harry Bouche, June Jandrin, Ruth (Earl) Lukes, Arlene (Wilfred) Jeanquart and Harold Martin.

Visitation will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco from 9:00-10:45 am. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Homes are handling arrangements. Online condolence messages may be shared at

Viola's family wishes to thank Dr. Rob Anderson, Unity Hospice and Algoma Long Term Care unit for the excellent care they gave our mom.

Brenda Clarke Meigs

By Huehns Funeral Home

Brenda Clarke Meigs, 96, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully, Friday morning, January 13, 2017 at her home.

Born July 29, 1920 in Wimbledon, England, to the late Harold and Beatrice (Hitchcock) Clarke. When the war broke out, Brenda returned from school in Lauzanne, Switzerland, to join the Women's Royal Air Force, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. Because she was fluent in German, French and Italian, she was assigned to the Intelligence Unit operating underground at Whitehall, London. Becoming proficient at decoding, Lieutenant Clarke was transferred to Cairo, Egypt to work in Codes and Cyphers against Rommel's tank offensive in North Africa. There, she met and married Stanford Meigs, a Second Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps, and the son of Merrill C. Meigs, Chicago publisher, pioneer aviator, and Senior Vice-President of the Hearst Corporation. In 1945, the couple and their first child moved to Evanston, Illinois, where Stanford's family lived. They had two more children, and divorced in 1959.

In 1965, and with Stanford's blessings, she married his brother, Harmon Meigs, Midwest Division Manager of the Chicago Based Brach's Candy Company. He died in 1995 in Naples, Florida.

Brenda was supportive of local charity work in the Northshore community, most importantly her thirty years of service on the board of Peacock Camp for Crippled Children.

She is survived by her daughter, Merrilyn "Poodie" (Clay) Bonin of High Cliff in the Town of Naswaupee, Sturgeon Bay, and son, Jonathan (Marietta) Meigs of Pine Plains, NY.

Brenda was preceded in death by her sister, Nora Finch of Devon, England; and daughter, Mavis Ann Waddups.

Interment will take place next to her husband, Harmon, in Mount Hope Cemetery in Illinois.

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay is assisting with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Brenda's family at her tribute page,

Betty J. Walrabenstein

By Casperson Funeral Home

Betty J. Walrabenstein age 93 of Sister Bay, WI. died on January 16, 2017 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. The family is planning a Celebration of Life and the time and place will be made available at a future time

Dan Janisse

By Casperson Funeral Home

Dan Janisse passed away peacefully at Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin on Wednesday, January 11th at the age of 60.

Dan is survived by his three sons, Chris, Alex and Matt Janisse, all of Sister Bay, WI, and his former wife Janet Janisse, Sister Bay, WI.  He is further survived by his brothers Jim (Pam), Cedarburg, WI and Steve, Eagle River, WI, sisters Kathy (Tom) Thompson, New Berlin, WI and Kay Janisse Goodwin, Port Washington, WI.  He is further survived by nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a large circle of friends.  Dan's parents Butch and Marie Gill Janisse preceded him in death.

Dan was born in Cascade, WI on March 7, 1956.  He was a member of the Class of 1974 at Plymouth High School, Plymouth, WI.  Dan worked most recently as Property Manager at Sister Bluff Estates, in construction with Carlson Erickson Builders, bartending and restaurant work in Door County, Florida and Louisiana.  He was a volunteer firefighter in Baileys Harbor and Egg Harbor.  He was a glass blowing artist in Door County as well.

Dan was an avid Packers fan.  He made friends easily wherever he went.  On January 10th, Dan celebrated 13 months of sobriety.  He fought hard to achieve that milestone.  He was most proud of his 3 sons and his love for them kept him strong.  After his three boys, he was proud of his sobriety.

The visitation for Dan will be held at Stella Maris Baileys Harbor, 8013 WI 57, Baileys Harbor, WI on Saturday, January 21st from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 a.m.

A reception will take place at Husby's in Sister Bay, WI right after the services.  Relatives and friends are asked to break out their Packer gear for the get together at Husby's.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Dan's name for those struggling with addiction.

Joanne M. Ferron

By Schinderle Funeral Home Name

Joanne M. Ferron, 54, Algoma, passed away at home with her family at her side on Friday Jan. 13, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born Dec. 31, 1962 in Manitowoc to Eugene and Dorothy (Franz) Litersky.

Joanne moved to Algoma in 1986 and met Dale Ferron. They were together for seven years before getting married Sept. 17, 1994 in Algoma.

Joanne started working at Bay Engineering in Sturgeon Bay as a Marine Draftsman after her marriage to Dale and was working there up until the time of her illness.

Joanne cherished her time with her children and especially her grandchildren.  She enjoyed painting and being outdoors.

Joanne is survived by her husband Dale, three children Josh (Kelly) Litersky, Little Chute; Michael (Kaylynn) Litersky, Algoma and Helena (Matt) Keating, Janesville; four grandchildren Grace, Mieke, Abbey and Caleb; five sisters and three brothers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson Ian, one sister and two brothers.

Family and friends may call at Lakeside Community Church, E6295 County Trunk K, Algoma, from 4 - 8 PM Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.  Funeral service at 8 PM with Rev. Jeremy Sexton officiating.  Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery on Saturday.

Dennis Patrick Thompson

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Dennis P. Thompson, age 58 of Kewaunee died on January 12, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital, West Allis, WI. He was born on February 15, 1958 in Kewaunee to the late George and Martha (Linzmeier) Thompson.

Dennis graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1976 where he excelled in wrestling. After school, he worked in construction building pole barns for several years and then took over the family farm in1980 which he operated until the time of his death. He was a dedicated Packer fan and thoroughly enjoyed playing sheepshead with his friends and neighbors. He also enjoyed fishing with his son, Jesse and loved spending time with Jesse, Amanda and his granddaughter, Lilah.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Jesse and Amanda Thompson, Menomonee Falls, WI; one granddaughter: Lilah; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Jack and Jane Thompson; of Kewaunee; Mark Thompson, Algoma; three sisters and two brothers-in-law: Judy and Jim Bell, Barron, WI; Jean and Rick Pendl, Holmen, WI; Mary Holub and special friend, Dean, Green Bay, WI; an aunt: Joan (Bob) Karl, Kewaunee; one uncle Tony (Anna) Linzmeier, Wisconsin Rapids, WI along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother: David Thompson.

Friends may call after 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 17, at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until the time of services. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. by Dcn. Chuck Agnew.

Irene F. Jisa

By McMahon Funeral Home

Irene F. Jisa, 94, formerly of Pilsen, passed away Thursday morning, January 12, 2017 at Emerald Shores Assisted Living, Kewaunee, WI.

Irene was born in the Town of Carlton, Kewaunee, WI to the late Joseph Sr. and Fanny (Blahnik) Koudelka on February 10, 1922.

Irene married George J. Jisa on January 29, 1944 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Norman, WI. He preceded her in death on December 01, 2015.

Irene was a big part of running the family farm in Pilsen, WI. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking bread. For many years she was a member of the Rosary Society of St. Joseph Parish. Irene and George were very active in the Wisconsin Czech Choraliers. Irene embroidered and sewed many of the costumes she and her friends wore for performances. Survivors include one son and two daughters in law, Dennis and Carol Lynn Jisa, Green Bay; Nancy Jisa, Pilsen; one son in law, Randall Gruetzmacher, Luxemburg; eight grandchildren, Kim (David) Bertrand, Tom (Jane) Jisa, Stacy (Randy) Paplham, Renee (Aaron) Krier, Jacqueline (Brian) Piontek, Susan (Steve) Zellner, Katie (Dan) Engebose, Jason Gruetzmacher; 17 great-grandchildren; three sisters in law, Lillian Challis, Pulaski; Emily Heemstra, Milwaukee and Leone Koudelka, Kewaunee; nieces and nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband, George; their son Robert J. Jisa; their daughter, Jilliene C. Gruetzmacher; one great-granddaughter, Nicole Bertrand; six brothers and two sisters, Arthur (Rose) Koudelka, Joseph (Adeline) Koudelka, Jr, Edward (Adeline) Koudelka, Victor (Stella) Koudelka, Frank Koudelka, Louie Koudelka, Anne (Rudy) Hardtke and Evelyn (Melvin) Swagel.

Friends may call at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site, Pilsen from 9;00 am to 10:45 am, Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

Funeral 11:00 am Tuesday at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating.

Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen.

Marvin Staver

By Casperson Funeral Home

Marvin Henry Staver, our Bapa, joined our Nana, Betty Lou Anita, on January 7, 2017. After 69 years of marriage, ten and half months apart were far too long for him, and he was ready.


A proud multi-generational small dairy farmer and skilled carpenter, Bapa spent 90 of his 91 years living in the Sister Bay farmhouse in which he was born – a house that hosted countless card parties, sleepovers with the grandchildren, family dinners for the holidays and just because, and more card parties. At 5:00 each evening, his work overalls already hung until the next round of chores, Nana and Bapa would be ready for the Manhattans he would pour and the "nushies" she would prepare. While he always returned to that farmhouse, he and Nana also made a point of traveling the world, or at least around Europe, Mexico, Canada, and all 50 states. Bapa loved to tease, and had an infectious laugh that naturally drew people to him. Delighting in traumatizing his four grandkids with the rabbit's foot he always carried for assistance in those card games, he was perhaps the luckiest when it came to love. He and Nana were a formidable team who were rarely apart, and who built a life together that included two daughters, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren (with a sixth on the way) who adored him. Even the family's dogs knew Bapa by name, and were always excited to visit him – and, perhaps, get a sliver of butter right out of his hand, with him laughing his belly laugh all the while. He was surrounded by love until the very end.

Deacon Robert M. Wavrunek

By McMahon Funeral Home

Deacon Robert M. Wavrunek, 63 of Tisch Mills died peacefully Monday night, January 9, 2017, surrounded by family.

He was born September 19th, 1953 in Green Bay to the late Sylvester and Dorothy (Ebben) Wavrunek.

On May 24, 1975 Bob was united in marriage with Christal L. Yanda at St. Isidore the Farmer Church, Tisch Mills.

Bob was ordained a Deacon on May 18th, 2013 by Bishop David Ricken at St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

Bob had a huge heart and helped all those in need. His passion was serving the Lord as a Deacon and spending time with this family; especially his eight beautiful grandchildren. Bob's first job out of high school was at Denmark Farm Equipment, after a few years he joined the team at Camera Corner. Bob married the love of his life and best friend Christal and purchased the family farm in 1975. They milked dairy cows and raised an array of farm animals including chickens, turkeys, pigs, donkeys, goats, horses.... He enjoyed sharing his animals with Kindergarten groups from local schools for more than 25 years. Bob was a Religious Ed teacher for 15+ years and served on the Gibson Town Board. In 2007, Bob and Christal answered Gods calling to nourish one's soul vs one's body by joining the Deaconate cohort. Bob and Christal attended classes for 6 years together as they continued to farm. On July 1st 2013, Bob joined the Green Bay Diocese as Deacon and proudly served at St. Isidore the Farmer Church, Tisch Mills; at St. Joseph-St. John, Pilsen; at St. Hedwig, East Krok and at St. Lawrence, Stangelville.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Christal, four children, Christopher (Jean) Wavrunek, Zander; Samuel (Scott) Wavrunek, Mishicot; Zachary (Beth) Wavrunek, Green Bay; Jessica (Thomas) Lambert, Cooperstown; six siblings, Daniel (Debra) Wavrunek, Kewaunee; David Wavrunek, Luxemburg; James (Josy) Wavrunek, Denmark; Jean Wavrunek, Luxemburg; Janet (friend Noah) Spitzer, Jackson; Mary (Tom) Swagel, Kewaunee; Catherine Wavrunek, Green Bay; one brother in law Scott Yanda, Green Bay; eight grandchildren, Seth, Aaron, Zoey, Ivy, Blake, Alexis, Remington, Gracyn.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents Sylvester and Dorothy Wavrunek; one brother Joseph Wavrunek.

Friends may call 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, January 12, 2017 at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site, E860 Hwy 29 in Pilsen. Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm, Thursday, led by his good friend and mentor, Rev. Dennis Drury.

Visitation will continue on Friday, January 13th, 2017, 9:30 to 10:45 am at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site, Pilsen.

Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating, assisted by Deacon Robert Miller.

Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund (for pro-life) will be established in the name of Deacon Robert Wavrunek.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Wavrunek Family.

A special thank you is extended to Father Dennis Drury and the caring staff at St. Vincent Hospital for taking such great care of Bob and family!

Lester A. Volkmann

By Forbes Funeral Home

Lester A. Volkmann, age 85, of Egg Harbor died on January 10, 2017 at his home. He was born on July 24, 1931, in Egg Harbor to Fredrick and Mildred (Martens) Volkmann. He married Marion Utter on February 10, 1951, in Egg Harbor.


He lived on the family farm all of his life. He was an active and respected member of Zion Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport. He served many terms on the church council including multiple terms as congregational president. He was also a very active member of the community including serving multiple terms as chairman for the Town of Egg Harbor. He worked at the Door County Highway Department for 25 years while running the family farm. After retirement, he enjoyed spending time at their cabin in Beecher, WI and traveling the country to visit his children, grandchildren and friends. Lester also played in the Door County Baseball League for 30 years and could usually be seen at a game after his playing days. He was elected into the Door County Baseball Hall of Fame in 2006.


He is survived by Marion, his wife of 65 years; five children, Wallace (Linda) Volkmann of Green Bay, Rebecca Volkmann of Tomah, Denise (Paul) Greene of Egg Harbor and Florida, Renee' Wautier of Green Bay, and Karl (Robin) Volkmann of Sturgeon Bay; six grandchildren, Shannon, Shawn, Shane and Shelby Wautier; Joseph Boutwell and Dennis Volkmann; one great-grandchild, Addison Petitti; two sisters, Ruth Leitner and Joanne Shine and brother, Kenneth (Carol) Volkmann.


He was preceeded in death by his parents; his infant son, Dennis; and his grandson, Michael Petitti; brothers, Clarence and Russell Volkmann; and parents-in-law, Wallace and Evelyn Utter.


Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport with Rev. Peter Lindemann officiating.  Burial will be in Egg Harbor Town Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Saturday.  A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Friday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran School.  On-line condolences may be offered at


Special thanks to Rev. Peter Lindemann and Unity Hospice for their loving care and support.

Bernard G. Lienau

By Huehns Funeral Home

Bernard "Bernie" George Lienau, 74, of the Town of Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, was called to eternal life Sunday evening, January 8, 2017 after suffering an apparent heart attack at his home.

He was born October 6, 1942 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Bernard Joseph Lienau and Marion Catherine (Schmelzer) Lienau. Bernie grew up attending Corpus Christi Parish and School in Sturgeon Bay where he was baptized, received his first communion, and was confirmed. Growing up right across the street from church, he and his brothers were often called to help serve for Mass when other servers were not available to help during their scheduled Masses. Upon his graduation from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1961, Bernie went on to study at Stout State University (now University of Wisconsin-Stout).

He worked in Sturgeon Bay his entire life, initially at Roen Salvage during the summers he was still in school and then for his dad at Christy Corp. for a short time after returning from Stout. Bernie also worked part-time at Mac's Sport Shop. His primary employment was with Marine Travelift (as a shipping manager) for 45 years, retiring in 2009. Bernie was currently a part of the staff at St. Joseph Cemetery and helped on many funerals over the years.

On August 9, 1975, he was united in marriage to Christine Marie Duggan, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. They shared over 41 years of marriage and were currently members of Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Institute. They were best friends and frequent companions as they found many ways to enjoy retirement to the fullest.

Bernie loved being in the woods and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a former hunter safety instructor and member of the Door County Rod and Gun Club. Bernie was known for being "one of the best shots in Door County," usually only needing a few shots to sight in a gun. He volunteered with the local bass tournament and was also a member of the Door County YMCA. Bernie enjoyed cutting wood and playing golf, and in his earlier years, he liked racing motorcycles and was proud to have won the Wisconsin State Championship. Above all, he loved helping family and friends on a daily basis.

Bernie will be deeply missed by his loving wife, Christine; son and daughter, Jeremiah and Bobbie, both of Sturgeon Bay; three brothers and two sisters, Joseph (Mary Lou) Lienau of Downers Grove, IL, James (Mary) Lienau of Green Bay, David Lienau of Sister Bay, Kathy Lienau of Traverse City, MI, and Barbara (Robert) Lawrence of Wausau; aunts and uncles; nieces and nephews; and many dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Melvin and Kathryn (Kosnar) Duggan; and his sister-in-law, Carole Lienau.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Bernie will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Family and friends may call after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay until the closing parish wake service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Saturday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorials may be given in Bernie's memory for Saints Peter and Paul Parish.

Rhonda Rae Pagenkoph

By Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home

Rhonda Rae Pagenkoph, 68, of Algoma, passed away at Bellin Memorial Hospital on Thursday January 5, 2017. She was born on October 8, 1948 in Laona, WI to the late Raymond and Clarann (Enders) Matelski.  She was a graduate of Niagra High School in 1967. She was married to Leslie Pagenkoph.  Rhonda worked on the assembly line at Emerson Electric for 15 years until forced into retirement.


Rhonda is survived by her husband Leslie; children Kevin Hayes, Bobbie Hayes, and Jesse Pagenkopf; one step-son Buddy Pagenkoph; grandchildren Haley Crowe, Remington Gigstead, Raeann Gigstead, Jesse James Pagenkoph, and Connor Hayes; great-grandchildren Brennan Lamer, Isabella Palazo, and Khailia Crowe; brothers Ray (Billie) Matelski, and Tim (Jodie) Matelski; sisters Denise (Rick) Skarvan and Sandi (Glen) Baker.  She was preceded in death by her parents Ray and Clarann; father-in-law and mother-in-law Harold (Alice) Pagenkoph; and nephew Barry Pagenkoph.


Per the family's wishes, there will be no public visitation. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Algoma is assisting the family.

Helen M. Horak

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Helen M. Horak, age 97 of Kewaunee died on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Atrium Care Center, Kewaunee. She was born on March 15, 1919 in Algoma to the late Ernest and Lena (Heldman) Braun and after the death of her mother she was adopted by Edward and Mae Westfal. Helen graduated from Algoma High School in 1936. She then worked in her dad's meat market where she met Joeseph Horak and they were married June 1, 1938 and he preceded her in death on February 16, 1988.

She and Joe enjoyed many activities together including dancing, fishing, baseball, horse back riding and crocheting, playing cribbage and pinochle. Helen had a very adventurous spirit, and learned to fly a plane, something she was able to do even in her 90's. She worked along side of her husband who was the Kewaunee County sheriff for 10 years, where she served as the under-sheriff. She took many classes to in law enforcement, including classes in Chicago and Silver Lake College, and NWTC where she got her degree in police science. She worked as a deputy in the Kewaunee County jail until she was 75 years old where she obtained a life times worth of stories and jokes, which she enjoyed re-telling for the rest of her life. She was a valuable member of the Kewaunee County Human Services board for more than 30 years, and she took this job very seriously; after attending conferences she brought back a wealth of knowledge to the community.

Helen traveled extensively throughout her life with many friends and relatives. Her favorite vacation spot was Hawaii where she enjoyed a really good Mai Tai. She had been to many states including Maine, Florida, Texas and also Mexico and Canada.

While she and Joe would have liked to have 12 children, after Diane's birth in 1940, Helen was injured and could not have any more children. Joe and Helen raised Diane in Algoma, where Helen lived until after Joe's death. Diane married Harold Gallenberger in 1960 and they had 4 children, Mary, Mike, Joe and Paul. Mary married Dave Tesch and they live in Seymour with their two children, Elizabeth and Jonathon. Mike married Laura Bishop, and they now live in Kewaunee with their 4 children, DJ, Mikayla, Wes and Thomas. Joe lives and works in Kewaunee with his brother Mike at Gallenberger Dairy Records. Paul married Sally Stearns and now lives in Eden Prarie, Minnesota with their 4 children Sam, Charles, Anna and Addie. Helen is also survived by nieces and nephews: Sue Murzyn, Joellen (David) Wallang, BeAnn McCaufey, Marigian Carpenter.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband Joe, her sisters Mary (Jerry) Olsen, and Ann Rosul, and her brother Joseph (Helen) Braun.

Friends may call at Holy Rosary Church in Kewaunee on Wednesday, January 11from 9:00 am until the time of service. Mass and Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am by Father Jim Dillenberg. Helen will be entombed at the Shrine of the Good Shephard Mausoleum on Bay Settlement Road in the town of Scott.

Rita M. Paul


Rita M. Paul, 86, Algoma, passed away Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 at Bellin Hospital.  She was born May 6, 1930 in Green Bay to Nelson and Mary (Gillis) LeCaptain.  Rita attended the He-Nis-Ra Grade School in the Town of Hobart then she attended Franklin Junior High and West High School in Green Bay.  In January 1948 the family moved to Kewaunee so Rita finished her last semester of schooling in Kewaunee and graduated June 1948.

Rita worked at Leyse Aluminum in the office and Hansen Glove Factory before her marriage to Norman Paul, June 10, 1950 at Holy Rosary Church in Kewaunee.

The couple were blessed with five children.  While raising her children and helping her husband on the farm, she worked part time at Miller, Pies and Blazkovec law firm.  She then did bookkeeping out of her home and later also worked at H & R Block for five years, before purchasing the franchise which she owned for 15 years.  After selling the franchise she continued doing bookkeeping out of her home.

She was a member of St. Mary Church, Algoma since her marriage, member of the Algoma Golden Age Club, Maple-Forest Seniors, Algoma Ladies Golf League, Idlewild Golf League, Tuesday Ladies Bowling League and the Kewaunee Golden Age Club.

Rita enjoyed playing cards with friends, bowling, golfing and sewing, especially making patchwork quilts and embroidery.

Rita is survived by her husband Norman, two daughters Jeanette (Richard) Entringer, Kokomo, IN; Marian Paul, Madison, WI; three sons, Richard (Blanche) Paul, Sheboygan, WI; Kenneth (Barbara) Paul, Fort Collins, CO; and Daniel (Sue) Paul, Janesville, WI; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one sister Althea (Louie) Bogart, Mountain, WI; four brothers Donald (Dorothy) LeCaptain, Kewaunee, WI; Robert (Bernice) LeCaptain, Maribel, WI; Alan LeCaptain, Manitowoc, WI; and Carlton (Jelain), Algoma, WI; sister-in-law Sally LeCaptain, many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Eugene LeCaptain.

Family and friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 5 - 8 PM, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 and after 10 AM Thurs. at St. Mary Catholic Church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM with Rev. Peter Stryker officiating.  Prayer service 7 PM Wed. at the funeral home.  Burial in the church cemetery.

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Helen Ann Ploor

By Huehns Funeral Home

Helen Ann Ploor, 71 years of Sturgeon Bay, Town of Sevastopol, was called to eternal rest on Friday morning, January 6, 2017 at her home, following complications after her open heart-surgery.

She was born May 1, 1945 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Henry and Mildred (Writt) Conlon. She was graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1963. On August 8, 1964, she married Daniel L. Ploor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. She and Dan farmed the Ploor family farm in Institute where they raised their seven children.

Helen was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute and their choir, and the Institute Band. Helen was also a member of the Wisconsin FFA Alumni.

Helen enjoyed baking for family and friends. She was known for her famous cookies which were sold at Welsing's in Valmy for many years. She also volunteered as a Reading Buddy at St. John Bosco Catholic School in Sturgeon Bay for more than 18 years.

Survivors include her husband, Dan; seven children and their families, Lisa (John) Mueller of Forestville (and their children, Sara and Sam), Abe (Kristi) Ploor of Institute (and their children, Darin (Amanda), Kimberly (Jeff) Dart and their son, Ian, Mark), Nick (fiancé', Suzy Corroy) Ploor of Sturgeon Bay (and his children, Kyle (fiancé', Ashley Wessel), Cynde and Alex), Wendy (Brian) Gerndt of Freedom (and their children, Megan, Natalie, and Richard LeClair, and Nathan and Jaxson Gerndt), Aaron (Michele) Ploor of Brussels (and their children, Dillon and Michaela), Chuck (Betsy) Ploor of Sturgeon Bay (and their children, Madi, Austin, Emily, Ida), and Becky (Chad) Williams of Brussels (and their children, Abi and Teagan); two brothers, Pat (Anita) Conlon of Sister Bay and Phil (Sue) Conlon of Columbia, South Carolina; two brothers-in-law, Ronnie (Jeanne) Ploor of Sturgeon Bay and David (Yolanda) Ploor of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Rev. Robert Stegmann and Rev. Anthony Birdsall, celebrants. Helen will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m., Tuesday evening, January 11, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a parish wake service to be held at 8:00 p.m. and led by Dcn. Ray Ambrosius. Visitation will continue at the church, Wednesday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorials may be given in her memory to St. John Bosco Catholic School, S.S. Peter and Paul Church Choir, or Zion Lutheran School in West Jacksonport.

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Stephen John Reinke

By Huehns Funeral Home

Stephen John Reinke, 70, died suddenly on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Door County Medical Center after suffering an apparent heart attack at home.

Steve was born March 24, 1946 in Marinette, WI, graduated from Marinette High School in 1964, and received a B.S. in Marketing from U.W. Oshkosh in 1968.  Following a stint in the Army Reserves, he joined Sears' management training program, in Menomonee Falls, WI and Minneapolis, MN.  He later joined NCR Corporation's Financial Sales Division in Minneapolis.  Following a relocation to Dayton, Ohio, Steve's career continued in corporate sales/marketing management.  After 35+ years in the retail and corporate business worlds, Steve retired to "live the good life."

Steve became a golfer at age 8, and introduced many of his friends to the sport. He discovered motorcycles in 1983, and LOVED to ride. Although meticulous about maintenance, his greatest joy was riding, finding the best twisty roads and swapping stories with fellow riders. He developed a serious interest in photography after retirement and it became another passion, frequently combined with motorcycling by packing camera gear along on his motorcycle excursions.  He volunteered his time and photography talents to the Wright B Flyer Museum in Dayton, Ohio and to the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  Steve was a passionate and kind man with a generous spirit, a childlike excitement about life and a gentle heart.  He cared deeply about his family and friends.

Survivors include his dear wife, Kathleen Losekamp of Springboro, Ohio and Sturgeon Bay; three brothers, Bill (Elizabeth) of Denver, North Carolina, Glen (Debbie) of Marinette, WI, Bruce of Fox Point, WI; one sister, Judy Stehle of Peshtigo, WI; cherished nieces and nephews and treasured friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents, William F. and Margaret E. (Peterson) Reinke; and his brother-in-law, Duane Stehle.

Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Monday January 9, 2017 with a service of remembrance planned at 6:30 p.m.

Ohio services will be held at Brater-Winter Funeral Home in Harrison, Ohio on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 with visitation from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a blessing service.  Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Harrison, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in his name to the Door County Maritime Museum, 120 North Madison Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI, 54235.

Condolences, memories, and guestbook signing may be shared with Steve's family via his tribute page

Marylin Ann Cunningham

By Huehns Funeral Home

Marilyn Ann Cunningham, 83, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully, January 1, 2017 in Wausau.

She was born July 29, 1933 in Hammond, IN, the daughter of the late Ernest William and Marguerite Ann (Holtz) Lietzan. Marilyn was a graduate of Purdue University, majoring in Home Economics. She married Marshall Evans Cunningham on June 25, 1955, in Hammond, IN. As a military family, they resided in Washington, Connecticut, California, and Maryland before settling in Sturgeon Bay where Marshall was the Supervisor of the Shipbuilding for the Navy Office. He died suddenly at the age of 47, on October 12, 1977. They had four children.

Marilyn was an active community volunteer with the Door County Hospital Auxiliary, Crossroads, a longtime YMCA water instructor, and a longtime member of Christ the King Episcopal Church. Some of her favorite activities included spending time with her children and grandchildren, traveling, singing, playing bridge, gardening and cooking.

Marilyn is survived by her four children, Lynn Cunningham of Cornwall, NY, Kay (Steve) Jensen of Sturgeon Bay, Meg (Joel) Wissmueller of Wausau, Tom (Lisa) Cunningham of Cave Creek, AZ; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Niki Rupiper of Coleman, WI; and her beloved dog, Coco.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Marguerite Lietzan; husband, Marshall Cunningham; granddaughter, Sarah Jensen; brother, Ernest W. Lietzan; and two sons-in-law, Bill Ray, and Herb Trubenbach.

Special thanks to the staffs at Applegate Reflections and Pinecrest Village for the great care they provided.

Memorials may be directed to the Boys & Girls Club of Door County.

Arrangements are being planned for a memorial service in the spring in Sturgeon Bay. Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family.

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Marlys Rae Trunkhill

By Forbes Funeral Home

Marlys Rae Trunkhill, 77, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on January 6, 2017, at Scandia Village in Sister Bay.  She was born October 29, 1939, in Evansville, WI to Jinx and Gertrude (Feldt) Trunkhill.  On August 15, 1981, she married Paul Klapatch in Green Bay.

Survivors include her husband; one son, Seth Wiederanders, Sturgeon Bay; one daughter, Sharon (Sean Vanriette) Wiederanders, Kansas City, MO; two grandchildren, Ezra and Margot Vanriette; brother-in-law, Duane Moen; and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Jonah Klapatch; one sister, Joanne Moen; and one brother, Richard Trunkhill.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be directed to NAMI of Door County (PO Box 273 Sturgeon Bay WI 54235).  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sylvia M. Englebert

By McMahon Funeral Home

Sylvia M. Englebert, 66 of Dyckesville passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, January 03, 2017 at her home with her family present, following a four year battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born on October 11, 1950 in the town of Lincoln to Martha L. (Jonet) Annoye and the late Harry J. Annoye.

On April 17, 1971, Sylvia married David D. Englebert at St. Peter Church in Lincoln.

She was employed with Algoma Hardwoods for over 46 years, retiring in 2015.

Her enjoyments included spending time with her grandchildren (who were her pride and joy), shopping especially in Door County, her outdoor flower pots, spending time at the cabin with the family and boating with family and friends, going to lunch with her friends and dinners with her family.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Dave and their two children, Eric John (Heidi) Englebert, Luxemburg; Kristin (Chuck) Heurkens, Dyckesville; eight grandchildren, Kayla, Gavin, Caden, Maddy, Mason, Carter, Grant and Jack; her mother, Martha Annoye, Casco; one brother, Sam Annoye, Algoma; three sisters, Sandra (Randy) LeFevre, Casco; Bonnie (Chuck) Balleine, Kewaunee; Cindy (Paul) Jerovetz, Pilsen; her mother in law, Bea Englebert, Dyckesville; brothers in law and sisters in law, Phillip (Carole) Englebert, Howards Grove; Anne (Joe) Thibaudeau, Carol (Jim) Werth, Lynn (Andy) Benson, all of New Franken; many nieces and nephews. Sylvia was preceded in death by her father, Harry Annoye; one brother Paul Annoye; one brother in law, Glen Gruetzmacher; her father in law, Dale N. Englebert.

Friends may call at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville, 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, January 09, 2017.

Closing parish wake service at 7:00 pm on Monday.

Visitation will continue on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville between 9:00 and 10:45 am.

Funeral 11:00 am, Tuesday at the church with Rev. John Van Deuren and Pastoral Leader Pat Ratajczak officiating.

Burial in St. Louis Cemetery, Dyckesville.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Englebert Family.

A special note of thanks is extended to Bellin Cancer Team, especially Dr. Tahsildar and the treatment team nurses, Dr. Jennison and Lindsay, Unity Hospice, our family and friends who supported us with meals, cards, prayers, visits, Fr. John Broussard and Sylvia's angel here on earth, Sharon DePeau.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Ribbon of Hope or Our Lady of Good Help Chapel, may be made in Sylvia's name.

Virginia Splingaire

By Forbes Funeral Home Name

Virginia Marie Splingaire, 84, of Brussels, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017 at home.  She was born Feb. 11, 1932 in Green Bay to Chester and Jenny Amenson.  On June 2, 1951, she married Edward J. Splingaire in Green Bay and they were married for 63 years.  He preceded her in death on March 12, 2014.

Virginia was a homemaker and past member of St. Jeromes Catholic Church in Phoenix Arizona and currently a member at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels.

She is survived by two daughters, Carol Zuder, Glendale, AZ and Gail McErlean, Brussels, WI;  one son James Splingaire, Round Lake, IL; six grandchildren, Tanya (Mike), Brian, Jennifer (Mike), Nicholas (Nicole), Connor and Taylor; 6 great-grandchildren, Audrey, Samantha, and Josephine Pearce, Vincent Lee "Vinny", Emma Grace, and Benjamin Lee Schneider; one sister Margaret Sucharski; in-laws, Erna Splingaire, Lena Reivitis, Margie Berglin, and Gary (Ann) Splingaire, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four siblings, Jack (Martha Jane) Amenson, Elmeda (John) Lachkovic, Theodore (Agnes) Amenson, and George (Betty) Amenson; in-laws: Clifford and Norman Splingaire, Glen Berglin, Ed Reivitis, Hank Rankin, Sebel and Wilmer Tassoul, Alivna Splingaire and Robert Sucharski.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels with Rev. Steven Vanden Boogard and Deacon Paul Zenefski officiating.  Visitation will be at Forbes Funeral Home on Monday morning from 9:00 am until 10:15 am.  Burial will be in Stevenson Cemetery.

Jerry Cravillion

By McMahon Funeral Home

Gerald "Jerry" J. Cravillion, 82 of Luxemburg, died Tuesday afternoon, January 03, 2017 at his home,  following a twelve year battle with cancer.  He was born in Green Bay on February 28, 1934 to the late Fred J. and Philomena M. (Arendt) Cravillion.  On October 23, 1954 he married Lolitta Gillis at St. Hubert Church, Sugarbush.  She preceded him in death on August 13, 1958.  On July 23, 1960 Jerry married Lilly Mae M. Kinnard at St. Peter Church, Lincoln. He attended Grant School and was a graduate of Luxemburg High School.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Luxemburg and a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Mary.  Jerry was a co-owner of the McMahon Furniture Store and Funeral Home in Luxemburg for over 51 years.  He was a member of the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce, receiving the Man of the Year Award in 2004. His enjoyments included playing cards, spending time at the cabin and making firewood, driving his tractor and four wheeler, making chicken booyah, mixing Walhain specials, family gatherings, attending sporting events of his grandchildren and going out to eat at supper clubs.


Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Lilly Mae and his children, Debra (Ken) Beaurain, Casco; Gerald "Jay" (Becky) Cravillion, Joseph (Tricia) Cravillion, Jeffrey (Beth) Cravillion, Jon (Cheryl) Cravillion, Mary (Dan) Schiltz, all of Luxemburg; Michelle (John) Ronsman, Casco; twenty grandchildren, Elizabeth Gunnlaugson, Stacy Gruetzmacher, Justin (Amber) Puissant, Sarah (Andy) Seidl, Alex Beaurain, Cole Cravillion, Cody (Lacey) Cravillion, Casey Cravillion, Kimberly (Brian) Dolski, Taylor and Jake Cravillion, Ben and Josh Cravillion, Emily and Cassie Schiltz, Mitchell, Nathan, and Grandpa's Little Buddy, Max Ronsman; eight great-grandchildren, Garrett, Madelyn and Emma Bouche, Lukas Gunnlaugson, Colton and Callie Puissant, Braelyn Seidl, Jack Dolski; one sister, Marcella DeCleene, Eagle River; brothers in law and sisters in law, Vernon (Betty) Kinnard, Dale (Rosemary) Kinnard, Rose (Sam) Leferve, all of Casco; Emil Vandermause, Gillett; Helen Gillis, Green Bay; Larry (Jean) Gillis, Sherwood; Judy Gillis, New London; Arlene Phillips, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.


Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Philomena Cravillion; his first wife, Lolitta Cravillion; one daughter, Diane Gruetzmacher; his father and mother in law, Henry and Johanna Gillis, Joseph and Lillian Kinnard; brothers in law and sisters in law, Eben DeClenne, Harold (Mary Jane) Kinnard, Lloyd Kinnard, Joseph (Betty) Kinnard, Harold Gillis, Gary Gillis, Ray (Aurellia) Phillips, Gladys Vandermause, Bernice (Alvin) Gigot, Veronica (Roy) Luedtke.


Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3:00 to 7:30 pm on Friday, January 06, 2017.  Closing parish prayer service 7:30.  Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 11:00 am on Saturday, January 07, 2017 at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Sugarbush.  Funeral 11:15 am at the church with Rev. Milton Suess officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

Lorraine A. Graff

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Lorraine Graff, age 95 of Kewaunee died on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at Linden Manor in Kewaunee. She was born on July 22, 1921 in Rio Creek to the late Emil and Caroline (Meintz) Luedtke.

She attended Rio Creek Grade School and graduated from Casco High School in 1939 and Milwaukee School of Beauty Culture in 1940. She was employed at Drills Beauty Salon in Manitowoc for several years and also at a salon in Las Vegas, NV where she styled several movie stars hair.

Lorraine married George H. Graff on Easter Sunday, April 25, 1943 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Las Vegas where George was stationed with the U. S. Army Air Force. After his service, they moved back to Kewaunee on George's family farm. She also worked for Mae's Beauty Salon for several years. In later years she was employed part time at Ludlows Clothing Store in Kewaunee.

Lorraine was a member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church and the Ladies Aid. She served as a 4-H leader, was a member of Kewaunee County Homemakers Club and Kool City Square Dance Club and also enjoyed bowling in several bowling leagues.

Survivors include one daughter: Bonnie Wildgrube, Kewaunee; two sons and two daughters-in-law: Dean and Cindy Graff, DePere; Darryl and Monica Graff, Luxemburg; three grandsons: Chris (Rebecca) Wildgrube; Jesse (Crystal) Graff; Eric Graff and three great grandsons. She was preceded in death by an infant son: Joseph; two brothers: Roy (Marie) Luedtke; Orville (Reneta) Luedtke; two sisters: Ruphina (Everette) Aude; Hilda (Ben) Vandermause; one brother-in-law: Harvey Huck; five sisters-in-law: Alice (John) Lischka; Frances (Wilbert) Walter; Florence (Alden) Nimmer; Margaret (Ray) Haack; Gertrude (Louis) Folco; her father-in-law and mother-in-law: Henry and Hulda (Reinke) Graff.

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Saturday January 7 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. A prayer service will be held 7:00 p.m. Visitation continues on Sunday after 12:00 Noon at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, 710 Dorrell St. Kewaunee until the time of services. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor Michael Sullivan officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum on Monday.

James McLeod Thorp

By Casperson Funeral Home

James McLeod Thorp (Finn), age 89 died peacefully at Good Samaritan Scandia Village on January 2, 2017. Jim was born to the late Merle and Edna (McLeod) Thorp on September 27, 1927. Upon graduating from Gibraltar High School he enlisted in the US Army during World War II. When he returned to Fish Creek he met and married Audrey Irene Severson on January 1, 1948. After the birth of their 1st child Jim and Audrey moved to Milwaukee and later to Brookfield, WI. He retired as a time-study engineer from Oster and did consulting jobs on his own even a job in Taiwan where he and Audrey spent a month. After the death of Audrey, Jim returned to Door County with his 2nd wife Donna Johnson Thorp from Gills Rock.

Jim is the grandson of Door County's first white settler, Increase Claflin, great grandnephew of Asa Thorp, the founder of Fish Creek and the great grandson of Jacob Thorp, founder of Egg Harbor. He was very proud of the family history.

Jim is survived by his five children Christopher James Thorp, Kristen Thorp Ziniel (Michael), Sandra Jamie Thorp, Patricia Audrey Thorp, (Mike Shinn) and Steven Haskell Thorp; his grandchildren Nicholas S., Nicholas Z., Jennifer, Meagan, Jacob, Jason, Jamie, Justin, Jessica, Tyler and Jordan; and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents, his brothers Duncan and Kenneth Thorp and his beloved wives Audrey Irene Severson Thorp and Donna Marie Johnson Thorp.

Jim was a talented craftsman, building everything from boats to furniture with his skilled hands. He loved fishing, gardening, hiking in the woods and Chambers Island excursions.

A memorial service will be held at the Community Church of Fish Creek, 9422 Cottage Row Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212 on January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am with a luncheon to follow downstairs.

Jim loved to donate his time helping others. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made out to Eagle Tower Fund for rebuilding one of Jim's favorite destinations.

Lory Lemens-Deleon

By Forbes Funeral Home

Lory Lemens-Deleon, 59, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Dec. 29, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.  She was born in Sturgeon Bay on Sept. 16, 1957 to Orville and Alice (O'Dean) Lemens.

Lory worked as a book keeper for Marine Travel Lift for a number of years.  Her past times included: shopping, working in her yard, and flower gardening.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter.

She is survived by two sons, Richard Huff, Sturgeon Bay and Nicholas Deleon, Green Bay; one granddaughter Mikaela Huff; siblings: Larry (Mary) Lemens, Green Bay; Leon (Mary Jo) Lemens; New Franken; Lisa (Ed) Anschutz, Forestville; and Leslie (June) Lemens, Little Sturgeon.

She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant brother Lyle.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood.  Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of mass.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Henry S. Flowers

By Huehns Funeral Home

Henry S. Flowers, 95, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Winchester, VA, passed away Friday, December 23, 2016 at home with his family at his side. He was born October 24, 1921 in Sumter, SC, the son of Wade Hampton and Carrie (Watts) Flowers.

Upon graduation from high school, Henry attended Clemson University, but his studies were interrupted during WWII. He served our country in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a radio operator with the 8th Air Force, 96th Bomb Group, #413 Squadron. He was the last survivor of his plane crew who was shot down during a bombing run to Berlin. He was captured by the German Army and he spent over one year in a POW Camp until being liberated in 1945. Henry returned to Clemson to complete his engineering degree. He worked as Chief Mechanical Engineer with Ashworth Brothers, designing and manufacturing conveyor belts for industry throughout the United States and abroad.

On December 21, 1946, he married Peggy Lee Anderson of Winchester, VA. She preceded him in death in 2010.

He was very active in the community. He credited his survival in POW camp to the American Red Cross and vowed to volunteer at least one hour for every hour he spent as a POW. He exceeded that goal and received numerous awards from the AMRC including the highest volunteer honor: The Clara Barton Award. He was instrumental in developing the Water Safety Program across the Tri-State area and taught at the National Aquatic School for several decades. He continued to teach swimming in Winchester until age 85.

Henry was active in the local Kiwanis, where he established the Circle K Club service organization for high school students and received the Kiwanian of the Year. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Elks, Lodge 64, Sumter, SC. He was a member of WWII Ex-POW's organization and was President of the Shenandoah Chapter until moving away from the area. He was also a lifetime member of the Free Masons, serving 72 years with the Clarmont Masonic Lodge 64 in Sumter, SC until his passing.

Henry flew his final mission on the Old Glory Honor Flight Mission 38 in October 2016. He was accompanied to Washington, DC on this flight honoring our Veterans by his grandson, Brandon Powell. The flight came just two days after his 95th birthday, and he was thrilled to complete this mission.

Henry loved swimming, fishing, and gardening. He loved his pets, having both dogs and cats throughout his life. He also enjoyed his weekly poker night with his "poker buddies".

Henry is survived his two daughters, Cynthia (Allen) Powell, and Lindsay Flowers, both of Sturgeon Bay; two sisters, Carolynn Flowers Ramsey, and Tillie Flowers Keer, both of Sumter, SC; seven grandchildren, Whitney Racey of Melbourne, FL, Christopher (Tracey) Powell of Palatine, IL, D.J. (Sarah) Racey of Huntsville, AL, Brandon (Niki) Powell of Mason, OH, Craig (Karen) Powell of Milwaukee, WI, Barry (Kim) Powell of Syracuse, NY; Justin Bentz (Kristi) of Toms Brook, VA; son-in-law, David Racey of Melbourne, FL; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wade Hampton and Carrie Flowers; his wife, Peggy Anderson Flowers; and his daughter, Barbara Racey.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 from 4pm – 7pm at Omps Funeral Home Amherst Chapel, 1600 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601. There will be a prayer service and military honors held at the funeral home at 6pm. Interment at Mount Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA, will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the veterans organization of your choice.

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay assisted the family with local care. Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at


Eric William Juhlin

By Huehns Funeral Home

Eric William Juhlin, 52, of Sturgeon Bay, died Thursday, December 29, 2016 at his home.

He was born June 4, 1964 in Green Bay, the son of Lowell and Bette (Walker) Juhlin. Eric attended Southern Door High School before enlisting in the United States Coast Guard where he served eight years from 1982 through 1990. He was stationed in St. Ignace, MI; Portland, OR; Guam; Italy; and Sturgeon Bay. Eric married Diana Allen in 1993 in Plymouth, WI. He sailed on tugs in the Chicago area before working as a high-risk painter, painting water towers throughout the mid-west always accompanied by his companion "Jack the dog."  Eric returned to Sturgeon Bay in 2004 and worked at Bay Ship as a painter.

He loved the waters of Lake Michigan and Green Bay where he sailed and fished. Eric enjoyed cooking, especially with his nephew. He could fix or build anything and was always working on multiple projects.

Eric is survived by his mother, Bette (Bob) Lane of Byron Center, MI; his sister, Sonja (Mark) Tanck of Sturgeon Bay [and their children, Eric's niece and nephew, Jenny (friend, Rob Tess) Tanck and Justin Tanck].

He was preceded in death by his father, Lowell; and grandparents, Bill and Marion Walker, and Eric and Florence Juhlin.

A service of remembrance will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Military honors will follow at the funeral home.

Condolences and memories may be shared with Eric's family via his tribute page at

Virginia Eva Stellwagen

By Huehns Funeral Home



Virginia Eva Stellwagen, 93 years, of Green Bay, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, was called to her eternal home Thursday, December 29, 2016 while residing at Manor Care East in Green Bay.

She was born May 12, 1923 in Wakefield, MI, the daughter of the late Victor and Belle (Franklin) Londo. She was graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School. On July 18, 1941, she married Edward Lawrence Stellwagen at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Brussels. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2014. They enjoyed traveling together and spending time visiting with her siblings and family.

Her surviving family includes her loving daughter and son-in-law, Mary (Kelly) Crouch of Green Bay; and her dear grandson, Maj. Lucas Crouch, United States Air Force, of Monterey, CA.

Virginia was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Belle Londo; husband, Edward Stellwagen (2014); son, Dennis (2014); brother, Victor II; three sisters, Marie Kummer, Clara Johnson, Corrine Severin; special niece, Julie Severin; and special nephew, Victor Londo III; two sisters-in-law, Elda Jacobs and Marilyn Teich.

And those called to serve at ManorCare-East, Green Bay, WI, we extend special thanks for their Kindness, Compassion, Dedication, Love and Respect shown to Virginia during her stay. We especially want to thank Stephanie, Director, Stacy, Social Services, Tammy, Receptionist, Jill, Bkkp.  Her caring "Angels", Tabitha, Chrystal, Brad, Ashley, Kayla, Sue, Heather, Abby, Brittany, Erin, Sam, Diamond, "Q", Chelsea, Jamie, Sal, Dawn, Belinda, Nicole, Samantha, Dennis, Erin, Savannah; the Kitchen & Dining Room Staff, Heartland Hospice with special mention of gratitude to nurse Barb, and VA Rep. Holly Gajeski.  "I will forever be grateful, Mary Crouch."

Private services will take place in spring of 2017 at Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery (King Veterans Cemetery) along with military honors for Edward as they will be interred together there.

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and memories may be shared with her family via her tribute page at

Clarence J. Charles

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Clarence J. Charles, age 92, of Kewaunee died on Sunday, January 1, 2017. He was born on May 17, 1924 in Namur to the late Alex and Exilda (Burlow) Charles. He married Vergil Decremer on September 27, 1944 in Dycksville, WI.

They lived and farmed in Duvall until moving to Kewaunee in 1985 where he worked at the Piggly-Wiggly store until retiring. He and Vergil enjoyed polka and square dancing.

Survivors include Vergil, his wife of seventy-two years; a son and daughter-in-law: Gary and Judy Charles, Montgomery, TX; a daughter and son-in-law: Mary Ann and Nick Vandervest, Kewaunee; four grandchildren: Chad (Stephanie) Charles; Charity (Jeff) Hartjes; Renae (Adam) Schlies; Josh (Andrea) Vandervest; eight great grandchildren: Taylor; Grace; Claire; Joey; Eve; Jake; Max; Saul; one brother and sister-in-law: Eddie and Beatrice Charles, Green Bay; a brother-in-law: Roland (Irene) Decremer, Luxemburg; a sister-in-law: Virginia Cochart, Lincoln. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Mayme (Joe) Derenne; Anna (Joe) Lamperour; Dahlia Charles; one brother: Ben (Helen) Charles.

Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 6 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until the time of services. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Ray Anderson followed by a lunch. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Lorraine F. Bomski

Lorraine F. Bomski (Kush), 91, a resident of Poland, WI, passed away on Friday, December 23, 2016. Lorraine was born on March 9, 1925 in Green Bay the daughter of the now late Walter and Josephine Kush. On February 22, 1944 she married the love of her life Robert Bomski Sr. Robert and Lorraine farmed until their retirement and then became Florida Snowbirds for 33 years. They relished in the warmth of the sun to their little piece of paradise that they believed was their land of the fountain of youth. Lorraine made the best apple pie that won 2 blue ribbons at the county fair.

Lorraine will be greatly missed by her loving husband Robert of almost 73 years, her 10 children Jeannie (Dan) Kroll, Brussels; Judy (Chuck) Kinjerski, Denmark; Joyce (Ken) Kinjerski, Denmark; Robert Jr. (Cindy) Bomski, Green Bay; Gerald Sr. (Lynn) Bomski, Green Bay; John Bomski, Sr., Green Bay; Jillaine (Chuck) Luczaj, Wausau; James (Marjean) Bomski, Denmark; Joseph Sr. (Dana) Bomski, Green Bay; Jacqueline (Ron) Vanden Bush, Green Bay; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, a sister Genevieve Lapacz, a brother-in-law Tom Bomski, a sister-in-law Lillian Kush, a sister-in-law and brother-in-law Bill and Darlene Smith. She is further survived by nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Joanie, a grandson Donnie Kroll, a granddaughter Heather Bomski, a brother Frank Kush, a brother-in-law Ed Lapacz, parents-in-law Stanley and Margaret Bomski, a sister-in-law and brother-in-law Elmer and Deloris Denis.

Lorraine was a loving wife, mother, grandma and will be greatly missed and forever hold a special place in our hearts.

Gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, January 2, 2017 at All Saints Catholic Church 145 St. Claude Street. A Rosary Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Visitation will continue after 9:00 A.M. on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Bill O'Brien officiating. Burial at SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery.


Dennis J. Hafeman

By Forbes Funeral Home

Dennis Jerome Hafeman, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at his home on January 1, 2017.  He was born June 18, 1940, in Algoma to Harold and Helen (Knutson) Hafeman.  Dennis graduated from Algoma High School in 1958, and went on to UW Stout to further his education.  On August 26, 1961, he married Mary Jo Brey in Maplewood.  From 1963-1965, Dennis served his country in the U.S. Army.

Dennis worked as a supervisor for the U.S. Post Office in Sturgeon Bay for 33 years, and in his retirement,  he worked part-time for the Door County Housing Authority.  He was a past member of St. Joseph's Church in Sturgeon Bay, where he served on the athletic board, and was a current member at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood.

Dennis had an amazing love for all sports.  In his younger days, he was an avid baseball and basketball player.  He later umpired Legion and Door County League Baseball and was a WIAA high school basketball referee, as well as a softball and baseball umpire for over 30 years.  Dennis' life-long passion and extensive involvement in local sports led him to be inducted into the Door County Baseball Hall of Fame.

He loved to watch his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews play in all of their sports.  Dennis took great pleasure in teaching them his fast ball, and knuckleball, and how to "box out" and shoot a free throw.  He also loved to golf, and had a "hole in one" at Idlewild Golf Course.  Dennis enjoyed playing all varieties of cards, especially teaching the kids how to play cribbage.  He also waited patiently for many years for his beloved Chicago Cubs to win the World Series.

Survivors include his wife Mary Jo; three children, Amy (Bob) Welsh; Nicholas (Jackie) Hafeman; and Matthew (Heather) Hafeman; seven grandchildren, Connor, Tyler, Reed, Allison, Lauren, Madelyn, and Liam; one sister Beverly (Jerry) Neinas; two brothers, Wayne Hafeman, and Barry (Jane) Hafeman; sister-in-law Charlotte Bero; and in-laws, William (Clarice) Brey and Barbara (Bob) Borkovetz; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Mark Hafeman; brother-in-law Terrance Bero; sister-in-law Pricilla Hafeman; nephew Scott Hafeman; and parents-in-law George and Dorothy Brey.

A memorial mass with veteran services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 7, 2017, at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood with Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Forbes Funeral Home and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Saturday.   A prayer service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

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