Obituaries Archives for 2017-03

Robert M. Manson


By Casperson Funeral Home




Robert M. Manson, age 64 died at his home in Egg Harbor on March 29, 2017. He owned and operated Casey's in Egg Harbor for many years.
Arrangement are pending for a Memorial Service to be held at a later date.

A complete notice will be available at a future time.

Martha D. Judd


By Casperson Funeral Home




Martha Judd, 71, died at home in hospice care after two years of treatment for recurrent breast cancer. She was passionate about art and dance. She had her own dance studio, studied graphic design and worked as a graphic designer, and most recently sculpted and created costumes for art dolls. Martha will be missed by two daughters, four grandchildren, her brother and her husband of 47 years. Memorials may be given in her memory to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County in Ephraim or to breast cancer research.

Lauretta E. Jones


By Forbes Funeral Home




Lauretta E. Jones, 90, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Bornemann's Nursing Home on March 30, 2017.   She was born October 19, 1926 in Waupaca to Herman and Ethel (Erickson) Tesch.

Lauretta graduated from high school and then attended Milwaukee Business Institute.  On February 7, 1948 she married Arthur Jones in Berlin, WI.  He preceded her in death on April 19, 1979.

Lauretta was a bookkeeper for J & W Motors in Sturgeon Bay for many years.  Later in her life she worked for a local travel agency.  She sang in her church choir and was a past member of the Sturgeon Bay Women's Club.  Lauretta was also   an avid bowler and Packer fan.  Lauretta will be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed being with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her two children, Edward (Diane) Jones, Sturgeon Bay; Judy (Terry) O'Grady, Green Bay; six grandchildren, Tim (Gina) Jones, John (Lindsay) Jones, Jennifer Jones, Katie O'Grady, Ryan O'Grady, and Matthew O'Grady; four great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Levi, Liam, and Miles Jones; brother-in-law, Ray Davis; sister-in-law, Jean Walker.  She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter, Susan; a brother, Lewis Tesch; a sister, Elaine Davis and a daughter-in-law, Kathy Jones.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 3, 2017, at the United Methodist Church, the Rev. David Leistra officiating.   Visitation will be prior to the service at the church from 9:00-11:00 a.m.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Berlin.  Forbes Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sharon M. Gill


By (Funeral Home Name)




Sharon Margaret Gill, 76, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Aurora Bay Care in Green Bay on March 30, 2017.  She was born November 18, 1940 in Sturgeon Bay to Carl and Edna (Stoeger) Herlache.   She married Darrel Gill on November 28, 1959 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.

Survivors include her husband and seven children, Rachel (Jeff) Dahlke, Sturgeon Bay; David (Mary) Gill, Watertown; Judy McDonald, Neenah; Mark (Cindi) Gill, Lyndon Station; Paul (Ruth) Gill, Algoma; John (Kim) Gill, Palm Harbor, FL; Mike (Mandy) Gill, Bismarck, ND; 11 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren;  brother, Carl (Mary) Herlache, Sturgeon Bay; and sister-in-law, Diane Gill, Sturgeon Bay.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral Services will be Monday, April 3, 2017, 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.  Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Peter's Lutheran Church in her name.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Renette Brand


By McMahon Funeral Home




Renette C. Brand, 72, New Franken, died early Wednesday morning, March 29, 2017 at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.

 

She was born in Mellen, Wisconsin on December 25, 1944, to the late Rudolf K. and Dorothy M. (Brand) Bonitz. On July 19, 1967 she married Robbin D. Brand in South Carolina.

 

She was an RN, employed with various hospitals finally with Bornemann Nursing Home, Green Bay, retiring in 2009.

 

Her enjoyments included reading, cross stitch, quilting, sewing. Renette was very active in her church. She was instrumental in creating quilts with the Ladies Service Guild of St. Paul Lutheran Church, making quilts for nearly 500 families in the USA and overseas. She also volunteered to assist at funeral luncheons and fund raisers. She loved gardening and spending time with her family.

 

Survivors include her husband of 49 years, Robbin, and their children, Jeffrey (Patricia) Brand, Luxemburg; Jessica Brand, New Franken; Jeanette Blum, Green Bay; Jeremy (Jodi) Brand, Ellisville; four grandchildren, Maria, Jordan, Katherine and Matthew; one brother, Reginald (Ruth) Bonitz, Mellen; one sister, Rose (Melvin) Krause, High Bridge; nieces and nephews.

 

Renette was preceded in death by, one daughter, Jennifer Brand; one son, Robert "John" Brand; her father in law and mother in law, Robert and Phyllis Brand.

 

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3:30 to 7:30 pm, Friday, March 31, 2017.

 

Closing parish prayer service 7:30 pm on Friday.

 

Visitation will continue between 10:00 and 10:45 am, Saturday, April 1, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier.

 

Funeral 11:00 am Saturday at the church with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.

 

Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Montpelier.

Kim M. Koss


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Kim M Koss, age 57 of Kewaunee passed away on Monday, March 27, 2017 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on December 29, 1959 to Edward J Koss and the late Lois (Hanmann) Koss. Kim attended Kewaunee High School graduating in 1978. She attended the Medical Institute of Minnesota receiving a Medical Laboratory Technician degree. Kim also earned her degree in Biology and Natural Science from Silver Lake College of Manitowoc.



Kim worked for St. Mary's Kewaunee Area Memorial Hospital from 1981-2001. She continued her career as a Medical Technologist at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center, Green Bay from 2001 until her illness in 2016 Kim was baptized on January 10, 1960 at Holy Trinity Church, Casco. She was confirmed on December 25, 1980 and became a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kewaunee and of Ladies Aid. Kim was a twenty year member of the St. Mary's Kewaunee Area Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Kewaunee County HCE, and the Kewaunee County Friendship Quilters. She loved making kolaches for the Kewaunee Heritage Farm and Holy Rosary fundraisers.

 

Kim was an accomplished quilter and very talented in sewing, knitting, crocheting, and painting. She also enjoyed traveling, her favorite being when she toured Europe with best friend, Michele Kitzinger. She loved visiting friends during the summer months for Music in the Park at Harbor Park Kewaunee and gardening with her fellow gardeners at the Kewaunee County Community Gardens. Survivors include her father: Edward of Kewaunee; two sisters and one brother-in-law: Ann Gutoski, Cleveland, WI; Jill and Todd Groth, De Pere, WI; three nephews: Steven Gutoski, Joshua and Levi Groth; two nieces: Stacey Gutoski (Brad), Krista Groth; four Godchildren: Steven Gutoski, Whitney Pavlat, Dylan Kitzinger, Joshua Groth; aunts and uncles: Robert (Barbara) Koss, Patricia Mastalir, Sr. Annette Koss, Eileen Hanmann, William (Gail) Hanmann, Eleanora Fay (Ronald) Prodell, Wayne Pavlat and many wonderful cousins.

 

She was preceded in death by her mother, Lois Koss, paternal grandparents: Edward and Helen Koss; maternal grandparents: Walter and Eleanora Hanmann; aunts and uncles: Elaine (Dale) Jourdan, Mildred Koss, Mary (Bob) Selner, Kathleen (Jack) Voyles, Joe Mastalir, Walter Hanmann Jr., Anna May Pavlat and brother-in-law: Steven Gutoski.

 

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 31 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee with a closing wake devotion at 7:45 p.m. Visitation continues at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Kewaunee on April 1, Saturday at 10 a.m. with funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Michael Sullivan officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

 

James Wehausen


By Schinderle Funeral Home




It was with heavy sadness that we announce James H. Wehausen, 67, Algoma, has passed on to his eternal rest after a courageous battle with cancer on March 29, 2017.

 

He was born November 21, 1949 in Algoma to Herbert and Loretta (Entringer) Wehausen.

 

Jim attended St. Mary Catholic School and the Algoma High School.  He proudly served his country in the US Army, serving during the Vietnam War.

 

On September 10, 1977 he was united in marriage to Linda Gabriel.  They would celebrate 40 years in September.

 

Throughout his life Jim was an avid hunter, spending peaceful time in his deer stand.  He enjoyed years of fox hunting with the crew, as well as fishing local lakes.

 

Jim had a love for baseball, spending many years on the ball field playing in a league  and tournaments and inspiring the love of the ball to others by coaching Little League, Baby Ruth and Legion Ball.

 

Jim worked in the sign industry until his retirement in 2015.

 

He loved firing up the smoker, mixing his famous old fashions and spending precious time with his beloved family.

 

Jim is survived by his wife, Linda, daughter Nichole (Ken) Buresh, and their children Ethan, Emerson and Josie; son Matthew (Elizabeth) Wehausen and their children Austyn and Rylan; his mother Loretta Wehausen, siblings Ron (Elaine) Wehausen, Mary (Dale) Dumman, Cheryl (Tony) Bouche, Lori (Jim) Marin, Robert (Roxanne) Wehausen and Brian (Bonnie) Wehausen; in-laws Mary Wery, Dick (Ann) Gabriel and Greg (Terrie) Gabriel; many loved nieces, nephews and their families.

 

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter Katie, father Herbert, brother Dennis, mother and father-in-law Mary (Richard) Gabriel, brothers-in-law Joe Gabriel, John Wery and nephews Nathan Bouche and Glen Haubenschild.

 

Friends may gather at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma, Sat. April 1, 2017 from 8:45 until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. with con-celebrants Rev. Jim Dillenburg and Rev. Peter Stryker officiating.  Burial with full Military Honors will take place at St. Mary Cemetery.

 

Jim's family wants to thank Dr. Winkler and staff at Green Bay Oncology, Dr. Campbell and staff at Froedtert, Lindsay and Unity Hospice, especially Heather, Gwen, Laura, Patti and Jim's care angels Melissa and Shelly for their comfort and care during Jim's journey and to our family, friends and parish community for their prayers and support to Jim and our family.

 

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

Helen Marie Cibik-Junkans


By Forbes Funeral Home




Helen Marie Cibik-Junkans of Sturgeon Bay, formally Fond du Lac and Cedarburg, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2017, after being cared for by her children at Anna's HealthCare while in the care of Hospice. Helen was 100 years of age. She was born September 28, 1916, in Baraboo, Wisconsin to Edwin and Lillian Effinger Mead. Helen had many talents; was Miss Baraboo 1934 and worked in Madison where she met her future husband, Vincent B. Cibik, they were married in August 17, 1940, he preceded her in death in 1954.

 

Helen met then married Oscar Junkans of Cedarburg on November 3, 1956, and moved to Fond du Lac. Oscar was a WWII veteran and spent his working career at the US Postal Service in Fond du Lac as a clerk. Oscar passed on April 28, 1994.

 

Helen worked several jobs while raising seven children. She enjoyed spending time with children, card playing with friends, sewing "cathedral mice", reading and spending time at their cabin on Gull Lake, near Hayward Wisconsin.

 

Survivors include seven children: Caesar Cibik, of Cedarburg, WI; John Cibik (Connie) of Mequon; Lee Junkans (Kathy) of Chicago; Vincent Patrick Cibik (Connie) of Fond du Lac; Cassie Cibik Moeller (David), Sturgeon Bay; Tom Junkans (Heidi), Hayward; and Heidi Caren (Robert) of Woodstock, VT; and fourteen grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband's Vincent and  Oscar, her parents, her three sisters; Audrey Mead Walsh of Mauston, WI; Eleanor Shelton of Mauston; and Martha M. Gambrill of Fairfield, CA; four brothers; John "Jack" Mead of Ellison Bay; Gordon Mead of Dalton, WI; Thomas Mead of Santa Barbara, CA; and Bob Mead of California.

 

A memorial service will be held in Door County in the fall to celebrate Helen's life.

Marietta S. Bader


By Wiesner Massart Funeral Home




Marietta S. Bader, 65, Rio Creek, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday  March 26, 2017. She was born on July 7, 1951 to the late Alvin and Pearl (Petit) Korth.  On September 9, 1972 she married the love of her life Ted. Marietta worked at Sweet Seasons in Dyckesville for 30 years. She cherished spending time with her family. She would do anything she possibly could for them. Her other family was her cats taking care of her own and strays.  Marietta was a huge Dallas Cowboy fan through and through. In her spare time she liked to talk to friends near and far travel and cook. She had an angelic singing voice and could paint and draw beautifully.

 

 Marietta is survived by her husband, Ted; her daughter Susan (Joe) Steiner; son, Joe (Katie) Bader; grandchildren, Alexandria, Meredith, and Colt; brother, Alex Korth; sister, Zoe (Jim) Fameree; mother-in-law, Eunice Bader; sisters-in-law Vicki Challis, Terri (Brian) Guilette, Brenda (Roger) Steinfeldt; nieces and nephews; and many friends.

 

 She was preceded in death by her infant son, Brian; brother, Bill; father-in-law, Orbie; and sister-in-law, Barb.

 

 Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 4:00-8:00 pm at St. Louis Catholic Church, Dyckesville. A prayer service will be held at 8:00 pm with Parish Director Pat Ratajczak officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Marietta's name. Online condolences may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

 A special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center

David George Berberich


By Forbes Funeral Home




David George Berberich, 67, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on March 28, 2017, at Bellin Hospital.  He was born on March 16, 1950, in Elgin, IL, to Walter and Ardella (Huber) Berberich.  On December 14, 1974, he married Marie S. Liewehr in Roselle, IL.  Dave most recently worked at Hatco for 15 years.  He enjoyed vegetable gardening, especially onions, fishing on Lake Mason, hunting, wood working and drawing.  Dave was a former Lion in Oxford, WI.

Survivors include his wife, Marie; two daughters, Denise (special friend, Wyatt Shumate) Berberich, Ontario, OH; Jen (Paul) Seivert, Round Lake, IL; two grandchildren, Kade and Madison; one brother-in-law, Tom Liewehr; one sister-in-law, Diane (Phil) Bennett.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A private family service will be held at a later date.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Martha M. Karnopp


By McMahon Funeral Home




Martha M. Karnopp, 96 of New Franken, formerly of Luxemburg, died early Saturday afternoon, March 25, 2017. She was born in Kewaunee County on March 06, 1921 to the late Engelbert and Margaret (Kelnhoffer) Treml. On August 24, 1946 she married Harold B. Karnopp at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. He preceded her in death on June 12, 1998. Survivors include one daughter, Bonnie Kaufman, Luxemburg; one grandchild; four great-grandchildren; two brothers and four sisters in law, Tony (June) Treml, Bobby (June) Treml, Margaret Theys, Joan Karnopp; nieces and nephews.

Martha was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Leo (Regina) Treml, Leonard (Beatrice) Treml, George (Mayme) Treml, Edmund (Virgina) Treml, Dorothy (Joe) Stodola, Anna (Frank) Stodola, Gertrude (Dan) Arendt, Louis Theys; brothers in law and sisters in law, Raymond, Harvey, Victor, Leroy (Evelyn) Karnopp.

Friends may call 9:00 to 10:45am on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Holy Trinity Church, Casco.

Funeral 11:00 am with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

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

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

Richard D. Bergwin


By Casperson Funeral Home




Richard D. Bergwin, 78 of Sturgeon Bay, WI died at Aurora Baycare Hospital in Green Bay on Sunday March 26, 2017. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI on March 18, 1939 to Raymond and Zetta Bergwin.

He worked for Paschke Drilling and Blasting for many years. Dick served in the U.S. army before returning live in Door County.

He is survived by his two sons Evan and Aaron.



Celebration of Life will be held at the Liberty Grove Town Hall - 11161 Old Stage Road - Sister Bay, WI on Saturday April 8, 2017 from 11:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M.

Wayne F. Werkheiser


By Huehns Funeral Home




Wayne F. Werkheiser, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at his home.

He was born July 3, 1935, in Sturgeon Bay, to the late Fred and Mary (Mielke) Werkheiser. Wayne graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1953. After high school, he served his country for two years in the United States Army. On July 14, 1956, Wayne was united in marriage with the former Mary Lou Vertz at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Egg Harbor. Following his discharge from military service, they returned home to Door County. Wayne attended DeVry University for radio communications and then worked at the shipyard in Sturgeon Bay. In 1961, his father passed away, and they moved back to the Werkheiser Farm, operating the farm as a family. Wayne also worked at K&L Electric, and eventually had his own business, Werkheiser Electric, even after he retired from farming.

Wayne adored time with his wife and family, especially enjoyed going to his grandchildren's music and sports events. He loved watching all Wisconsin sports teams and spending time outdoors, whether it was gardening, cutting wood, or deer hunting with his son and grandson. Wayne was a faithful member of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Wayne will be deeply missed by his three children, Deb (Doug) Krauel of Egg Harbor, Dan (Carla) of Green Bay, Dawn (James) Englebert of Sturgeon Bay; eight grandchildren, Travis (fiancé, Kelly Fehl) Krauel, Trent (Kelsey) Krauel, Justin (fiancé, Janel Karsten) Englebert, Amber Englebert, Amy Lou (fiancé, Ray Rismeyer) Englebert, Jordan Englebert, Tamera Werkheiser, and Danielle Werkheiser; two great-grandsons, Dominic and Kevin Krauel; and special niece, June (Don) Biemeret.

Wayne was preceded in death by the love of his life, Mary Lou; one daughter, Diane Marie Werkheiser; his parents; brother-in-law, Cyril (Helen) Vertz; sisters-in-law, Mercedes (Stanley) Williams and Marilyn (Jim) Anschutz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 27, 2017, at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Fr. Bob Stegmann as celebrant. Wayne will be laid to rest in the church cemetery with military honors following the Mass.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, and again, Monday morning, at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. A parish wake will be prayed at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Wayne's memory to S.S. Peter and Paul Parish in Institute.

As a family, we would like to express a heartfelt thanks to Door County Emergency Services and local First Responders, Huehns Funeral Home, and Door County Sheriff's Department for their personal and caring attention to detail during a very difficult time!

Beverly L. Stephenson-Peterson


By Huehns Funeral Home




Beverly L. Stephenson-Peterson, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening, March 22, 2017 at Anna's Healthcare with family at her side following a battle with cancer.

 

She was born December 17, 1943, the daughter of the late Ralph and Lois (Curran) Stephenson. Bev graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the class of 1962 before attending NWTC Business Administration classes. On July 17, 1965, she married James M. Peterson at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church. He preceded her in death in 1978. They owned and operated the family business, Peterson Orchards. Bev was the Sevastopol Town Treasurer for many years and served as Corporation Council Secretary for 14 years. She worked for Pinkert Law Firm and the Door County YMCA.

Bev was very active at her church where she sang in the choir and taught

Bev was very active at her church where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday school. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Job's Daughters, Sweet Adeline's, Altrusa, volunteered at Miss Door County Pageants, and helped organize the over 50-year class reunions for Sturgeon Bay High School graduates.

 

Survivors include her two children, Mike Peterson of Sturgeon Bay and Jill Peterson of Madison; four grandchildren, Dakota Castleberg, Danielle Castleberg, Christopher Peterson, Julie (Jason) Peterson Cruz; great-grandson and great-granddaughter, Mason Cruz and Victoria Salas-Castleberg; two sisters, identical twin sister and best friend, Barb (Harvey) Malzahn of Fish Creek, Pat (Jerry) Ploor of Fish Creek.

 

Bev was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, Jeffery Stephenson.

 

Private burial and committal services will be held at Bayside Cemetery on March 25, 2017.

 

A celebration of Bev's life will be held at 12:00 noon on May 6, 2017 at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church. Friends may call at the church on May 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at noon.

Willard J. Zak


By Huehns Funeral Home




Willard John Zak, 73, of Baileys Harbor, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 22, 2017 at Waukesha Memorial Hospital with his family at his side.

 

He was born June 25, 1943 in Door County, the son of Flavian and Marion (Appel) Zak. Willie graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1961 and went on to study to become a barber. He completed his apprenticeship at John

 

He was born June 25, 1943 in Door County, the son of Flavian and Marion (Appel) Zak. Willie graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1961 and went on to study to become a barber. He completed his apprenticeship at John Kinjerski's Barber Shop in Sturgeon Bay (formerly located on Third Avenue). Willie opened Zak's Barber Shop in Baileys Harbor on December 11, 1969 and eventually became known as the "Harbor Barber." After nearly 50 years of cutting hair, he hung up his scissors in 2016.

 

He was born June 25, 1943 in Door County, the son of Flavian and Marion (Appel) Zak. Willie graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1961 and went on to study to become a barber. He completed his apprenticeship at John Kinjerski's Barber Shop in Sturgeon Bay (formerly located on Third Avenue). Willie opened Zak's Barber Shop in Baileys Harbor on December 11, 1969 and eventually became known as the "Harbor Barber." After nearly 50 years of cutting hair, he hung up his scissors in 2016.

 

Willie served his county with the United States Army through the Reserves, entering on April 24, 1967 and serving until his honorable discharge on December 31, 1972.

 

Willie served his county with the United States Army through the Reserves, entering on April 24, 1967 and serving until his honorable discharge on December 31, 1972.

 

On October 7, 1967, he married Sally Ann Koepsel at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Baileys Harbor. They were blessed with over 49 years of marriage.

 

On October 7, 1967, he married Sally Ann Koepsel at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Baileys Harbor. They were blessed with over 49 years of marriage.

 

Willie was a lifelong resident of the Town of Baileys Harbor and a devoted community member. He served with the Baileys Harbor Fire Department for 37 years, some of that time as the Assistant Fire Chief. Willie also served as Town Treasurer in the 1970s and together with Sally, put in many hours late at night, during holidays, and also on the weekends to help community members complete and receive their tax and financial records.

 

Willie was a lifelong resident of the Town of Baileys Harbor and a devoted community member. He served with the Baileys Harbor Fire Department for 37 years, some of that time as the Assistant Fire Chief. Willie also served as Town Treasurer in the 1970s and together with Sally, put in many hours late at night, during holidays, and also on the weekends to help community members complete and receive their tax and financial records.

 

He enjoyed traveling to Mexico as well as a special vacation to Hawaii with his siblings and their spouses. In recent years, Willie and Sally spent extended time in Florida, making memories with family and friends. He was an avid deer hunter and always looked forward to "being in deer camp" with his family. Willie loved his country and took pride in flying the American flag. He always treasured the time spent with each of his clients and never passed on an opportunity to have a beer or bloody mary with his friends and family.

 

He enjoyed traveling to Mexico as well as a special vacation to Hawaii with his siblings and their spouses. In recent years, Willie and Sally spent extended time in Florida, making memories with family and friends. He was an avid deer hunter and always looked forward to "being in deer camp" with his family. Willie loved his country and took pride in flying the American flag. He always treasured the time spent with each of his clients and never passed on an opportunity to have a beer or bloody mary with his friends and family.

 

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Sally; two sons, Brian (Kelly) of Baileys Harbor and Bruce (Tracy) of Greenville; four grandchildren, Aaron (Jenna) and Cameron, and Ryker and Kaitlin; sister and brother, Karon (Gerald) Kita of Fish Creek and James (Ruth) Zak of Green Bay; sister-in-law, Joyce Zak of Oshkosh; siblings-in-law (Sally's siblings), Suzanne (Gerald) Daubner, Donald (Donna) Koepsel, Dennis (Melissa) Koepsel, and Karrie (Kevin) Oram; many dear nieces and nephews; and friends.

 

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Sally; two sons, Brian (Kelly) of Baileys Harbor and Bruce (Tracy) of Greenville; four grandchildren, Aaron (Jenna) and Cameron, and Ryker and Kaitlin; sister and brother, Karon (Gerald) Kita of Fish Creek and James (Ruth) Zak of Green Bay; sister-in-law, Joyce Zak of Oshkosh; siblings-in-law (Sally's siblings), Suzanne (Gerald) Daubner, Donald (Donna) Koepsel, Dennis (Melissa) Koepsel, and Karrie (Kevin) Oram; many dear nieces and nephews; and friends.

 

Willie was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Eldred and Mildred (Kemp) Koepsel; and his brother, Thomas.

 

Willie was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Eldred and Mildred (Kemp) Koepsel; and his brother, Thomas.

 

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017 Stella Maris Parish-Baileys Harbor site with Willie's longtime friend, Fr. Robert Burnell as celebrant. Firefighter and Military Honors will be provided with burial following a St. Mary's of the Lake Cemetery.

 

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and will continue at the church, Saturday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Willard's honor to his family in support of the Baileys Harbor Fire Department and First Responders.

Myrtle E. Luedtke


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Myrtle E. Luedtke, age 95 of Kewaunee passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee. She was born on September 19, 1921 in the Town of Montpelier to Henry and Margaret (Siegmund) Kudick Sr.



On May 20, 1939 she married Glenway W. Luedtke at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in the Town of Montpelier. Together they farmed for many years in the Town of Carlton. After leaving the farm and moving to Kewaunee, she was employed at Leyse Aluminum Co. until her retirement.

 

While on the farm they were members of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Krok. When moving to Kewaunee they became a Member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kewaunee and a member of Immanuel Lutheran Ladies Aid.

 

Survivors include four children: Carol Jacquart, Sturgeon Bay; Roger (Janice) Luedtke, Junction City; Linda (Roger) Neuzil, Algoma; Lou Raymond) Easton, Holmen; eleven grandchildren: Kevin (Daisy) Haegele, AZ;Kandace Haegeke, Luxemburg; Kim Haegele, Forestville; ; Kathy Taylor, Junction City; Julie (Eric) Fischer, Eau Claire; Sheila (Mark) Butzow, Janesville; Karla Neuzil, Green Bay; Paula (Darren) Hickman, Arizona; Maurice (Nicole) Neuzil, Algoma; Kyle Easton, Trempealeau; Shane Easton, Trempealeau. She is also survived by fourteen great grandchildren; sister: Ruth (Elmer) Prodell; sister: LaVerne Koehler; brother: Orville Kudick; sister-in-law: Helen Kudick. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Sharon; her husband: Glenway; her parents; her parents-in-law: Fred and Albertina Luedtke; son-in-law: Donald Jacquart; brother: Henry Kudick Jr.; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Elmer Koehler; Betty Kudick; Melvin (Jean) Luedtke; Clarence (Elsie) Luedtke; Florence Luedtke and Irene (Herman) Hanamann.

 

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kewaunee until the time of services. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Michael Sullivan officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Lawrence Andrew Kinjerski


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Lawrence (Larry) Kinjerski, age 69 of Kewaunee died on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center. He was born on April 30, 1947 to the late Lawrence and Marie (Seidl) Kinjerski Sr. in West Kewaunee.



He married Karen Riha September 30, 1967 at St. Mary's Church, Tisch Mills.

 

Larry started working hauling milk cans for cheese factories. He worked for Manitowoc Engineering, Leyse Aluminum and Bay Shipbuilding. He also operated a farm in West Kewaunee until retiring. He had a collection of Case tractors that he enjoyed working with.

 

Survivors include his wife: Karen; one daughter: Kerri Kinjerski; two sons: Cory Kinjerski and Eric Kinjerski all of Kewaunee; one grandson: Jason; one granddaughter: Elizabeth; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Donald Kinjerski; Dennis and DeeAnn Kinjerski both of Kewaunee; three sisters and one brother-in-law: Betty and Wayne Gauthier; Doris Saxby; Sally Havlovitz (special friend, Russ Curtis) all of Kewaunee and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday, March 26 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Michael's Roman Catholic Church, 1784 Chapelle Rue, DePere (off Lost Dauphin Road) at 11:00 a.m. Monday March 27. Burial will be in St. Hedwig's Cemetery at East Krok.

Judith T. Walch


By Casperson Funeral Home




Judith Touzalin Walch passed peacefully on Saturday March 18th at the age of 79.    Beloved wife of the late Peter V. Walch and loving mother to Peter C. Walch, Kevin A. Walch and the late Stephen Walch.  Devoted sister to Kappy Touzalin Schwab.   She is survived by her grandchildren Stephen, Laura, Kaitlyn, and Samantha.  She is also survived by extended family, daughters in law Cathy, Brenda, and several nieces and nephews and cousins.   She will be welcomed into the arms of those who preceded her in death, her husband, son, brother and parents.   Her journey into the next life will be happy being surrounded by those she loved and who loved her.  Her cremation will be handled by Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay, WI.   A memorial service with friends and family will be held in early July (time, date, and place to be determined).  The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Ephraim Historical Foundation

Rosemary Nelson


By Forbes Funeral Home




Rosemary Nelson, 78, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at her residence on March 18, 2017.  She was born July 30, 1938 in Milwaukee to George and Mercedes (Marineau) Huebner.

For many years Rose and her husband owned and operated Fast Freddie's Gas Station in Baileys Harbor.  She also worked as a cook and custodian for the Gibraltar School System.  After retiring, she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and many close friends.  Rose was an avid sports enthusiast and loved attending her grandchildren's sporting events and following the Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include her two sons, Glenn (Tracy) Nelson, Sturgeon Bay; Chuck (Gail) Nelson, Egg Harbor; six grandchildren, Emma Nelson, Adaline Nelson, Caleb Nelson, Madeline Jilot, Lindsay Jilot and Ethan Jilot; two sisters, Marland "Babe" (Tom) Gengler, Wauwatosa, and Florence "Flip" Rose, Brookfield.

A time of gathering and remembrance will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  On line condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

Lois I. Hoffman


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Lois Ione (Calderwood) Hoffman 90, of Kewaunee WI passed away on March 18, 2017 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center; she was born on August 20, 1926 in Gering, NE to the late Floyd (GUY) and Alva (Rubbottom) Calderwood. She graduated from Gering High School and then attended Moody Bible College in Minneapolis, MN. Lois worked as a clerical person and retired from NTC, Gering, NE. Lois was active in Christian Women group and was a current Member at Grace Lutheran Church. Lois was a caring and doting mother and grandmother. She loved cooking for family and friends and always doing for other. She is known for her pie making and especially the Apple Pie. Lois enjoyed crocheting many blankets for all her kids. Lois enjoyed just spending time with family and watching her grandchildren grow. They were the light of her life.



Proceeded in death by her parents; Guy and Alva Calderwood and Step Mother Elizabeth (Bauer) Calderwood, Sister Maxine Hawkins (MO), Brother Chet Calderwood (OK), Sons Edward Hoffman and Michael Hoffman.

 

Lois was survived by: her three children, Kenny Hoffman (CO), Voni (Kurt) Dittig (CA), and Kathy (Dan) Brown Kewaunee. Grandchildren: Sheri (Cedric) White, Gena Pestana (AZ) Liza (Nathan) Vandenlangenberg (Casco), Evan (Melonie) Hoffman, Jason (Michelle) Hoffman (CA), Crystal Pestana(CA) Justin (Alyssa) Brown (Kewaunee). Great Grand Children: Tayler, Evan, Anthony, Brandon, Dylan, Taylor, Carter, Allison, Matthew, Willow, Wren and Hudson. Great Great Grandchildren: Ariah and Charli

 

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 21st at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. A funeral Service will be held at 11:00a.m. Wednesday at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Howard Batt officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Marshall Ray Meissner


By Forbes Funeral Home




Marshall R. Meissner of Sturgeon Bay died on March 15, 2017 at St. Vincent's Hospital.  On March 17, he was removed from life support and his final request to have his organs donated was fulfilled.  Although Marshall's life was cut short, he will live on among those who received a part of him. And too, he will lovingly live forever in the hearts of those who knew him.  He was 33.

Marshall was born on September 27, 1983 to John and Mary (Goetz) Meissner in Sturgeon Bay.  He graduated from Southern Door High School and went on to manage the Goetz Hide-a-Way resort bar where he served his patrons with gusto.  He brought cheers to those who entered and frequently gave out two-dollar bills and fifty cent pieces for change.

Marshall had many interests and when he was away from the tavern, he avidly pursued them.  He excelled in computer related skills and insured that friends' and relatives' devices were up and running smoothly.  Science was always on Marshall's mind and he combed the internet for knowledge and often reported on discoveries that demonstrated how the science fiction he read of was becoming real.

Other interests included a surprising flair for oil painting, frequent rounds of golf, fishing, playing darts, pool, computer games and the collecting of interesting gadgets.  He was also in process of restoring an old aluminum boat.

Marshall will be missed by his mother Mary Goetz-Meissner, his father John and step-mother, Tron Meissner; his significant other Bobbie Lienau, aunts and uncles: Diane (Russ) Van Dreel, Tom Goetz, Marlene Schrank, Greg (Marsha) Meissner, Chris (Loga) Meissner-Naidoo; many cousins and his dogs Pepper and Snicker.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents Joseph and Lucille Goetz; and Roy and Dorothy Meissner; uncle Paul Goetz and aunt Delores Swetlik.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Corpus Christi Church.  Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Corpus Christi Church and on Thursday at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.  Forbes Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

The family extends a special thank you to the staff of Door County Medical Center ER and Critical Care Team of St. Vincent's Hospital for the care and compassion given to Marshall and to all who contributed to making this difficult time bearable.

Rose Ann Gietner-May


By Phoenix Memorial Funeral Home




 

BORN SEPTEMBER 2, 1927 IN CARLSVILLE, WI. TO FRANK AND MARY GEITNER.

 Rose passed Jan 30, 2017 IN gLENDALE, AZ surounded by HER CHILDREN . SHE MARRIED KENNETH JOHN MAY IN 1946.

ROSE AND KEN RAISED SEVEN CHILDREN AND SHE WORKED ALL OF HER ADULT LIFE TAKING OFF ONLY TO HAVE HER KIDS, THEN MOM, WENT TO NURSING SCHOOL AT AGE 47. SHE WAS AN LPN PEDIACTRIC NURSE FOR 15 YEARS.  SHE IS SURVIVED BY

HER SONS, KENNETH JOHN MAY Jr, GREGORY PAUL MAY(CORY), RICHARD JAMES MAY, (JESSICA), SCOTT THOMAS MAY, AND DAUGHTERS, LINDA LOUISE MAY- WOLFE (JAMES), BONNIE ROSE MAY- LUTTROPP (RICHARD) AND JEANNINE MARIE MAY- WILLIAMS (MARK)

SHE HAS EIGHTEEN GRANDCHILDREN, TWENTY-SIX GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND IS FURTHER SURVIVED BY BROTHER CLARENCE GEITNER, SISTERS, LUCILLE GEITNER TEMBY AND VIRGINIA GEITNER-OWENS. ROSE was put to REST NEXT TO kEN @ Phoenix Memorial Park CEMETARY on Saturday, Feb 4, 2017




James L. Conroy


By Huehns Funeral Home




James Lawrence Conroy, 63, of Williams Bay, WI, and also of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away Saturday night, March 11, 2017 at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility with his wife at his side.

He was born September 30, 1953 in Madison, WI, the son of Robert William Conroy and Eunice Ann (Luster) Conroy. Jim graduated from Williams Bay High School in 1971, and after working for some years, he went on to study industrial safety at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where he earned his bachelor's degree. After graduation from Whitewater in 1979, Jim joined the family business that his father had started in 1976. He eventually took over ownership of Peco Manufacturing in 1988, a custom casework fabrication company in Delavan, WI. Jim's mechanical mind developed from the time he worked as a "wrench" with a motorcycle team earlier in life and on through other experiences working various construction jobs during his college years. That knowledge, coupled with a great business acumen, enabled him to grow Peco Manufacturing into the company it is today doing business throughout the United States.

Jim married Bernadette Ann Bell in Delavan on November 21, 1993. They shared over 23 years of marriage.

He was raised Catholic and had most recently been a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Delavan. Jim had been a member of the Lakeland Builders Association and currently an active member of the Delavan-Darien Rotary Club. In Rotary, he was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for his continual support of various Rotarian causes.

Jim enjoyed all things fast, whether it was riding his motorcycle, blazing the trails on his snowmobile, or cruising on the water with Bernadette and family (initially on Geneva Lake where he lived in Williams Bay and later on the bay in Sturgeon Bay where he also had a residence). He loved living life in the fast lane, so much so that he earned a certificate from Bondurant School of Grand Prix Road Racing. Jim will be remembered for being a keen businessman even outside his professional career. His appreciation for knowledge, especially for things he was interested in, allowed him to champion the art of the deal in every business negotiation. Even more importantly though, Jim was a generous person with a huge heart who often silently helped those in need. He truly lifted up everyone in his life. He strove to help others succeed. That was the essence of this wonderful man.

Jim loved his family and was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He will be deeply missed by his wife, Bernadette; daughter, Sarah (John) Harris of Beloit, WI; step-son, Adam (Toni Gleason) Wojtas of Elkhorn, WI; two grandchildren, Lucas Harris and Arya Wojtas; brother, Patrick (Emmy) Conroy of Denver, CO; two nephews and one niece, Benjamin, Timothy, and Cristina Conroy; father-in-law, Ted Bell of Niles, IL; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dennis (Linda) Bell of Arlington Heights, IL and Christine Bell of Niles, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends are invited to gather with Jim's family in his honor for an Irish wake at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Sunday, March 19, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of his service of remembrance at 7:00 p.m.

Additional services will also be held in Walworth County and will be announced as arrangements are made.

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

Anne Marie Achterberch


By Huehns Funeral Home




Anne Marie Achterberch, 83, of the Town of Egg Harbor, Sturgeon Bay, fell asleep in the loving arms of her family and awoke in the arms of the Lord at 5:58 p.m., Saturday evening, March 11, 2017.

She was born October 18, 1933 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of William and Anna (Glotz) Berger, Sr. Anne grew up attending St. Augustine School and Parish and graduated from Lindblom High School.

She was united in marriage to Frank "Lucky" Achterberch in Illinois in the mid 1960s. Anne dedicated her life to taking care of her family and home. She and Frank were blessed with over 27 years of marriage; he preceded her in death in 1992. Later that year, Anne and her brother, Bill, and some other relatives moved to Door County, WI. They became familiar with the area after Anne's oldest son had been vacationing in Door County for years. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (now Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site). Anne liked playing Scrabble at home and also enjoyed going to bingo while living in Illinois and also while attending church in Egg Harbor. She was an animal lover and a diehard Packers fan. Anne also enjoy watching western TV shows and movies.

She will be missed by her children, Billy (Donna) Pocius, Eddie (Anne) Pocius, Patricia (Mike)Pocius, Ellie (Jeff) Krezell, Robert (Susan) Pocius, Tony (Tammy) Pocius, Nancy Pocius, and Frank (Teddi) Achterberch; eighteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Berger, Jr; and her cat, Chloie.

Anne was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; son, Michael; brother, Edward; and cat, Red.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site with Fr. David Ruby as celebrant.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church, Saturday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Anne's family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Sylvia for bringing Anne communion at home, and the staffs of Unity Hospice and Door County Medical Center, especially Dr. Tomasz Michalski, for their wonderful, compassionate care.

Memorials may be given in Anne's memory to Door County Humane Society in support of her love for animals.

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay is assisting with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Anne may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Marianne Jane Smith



By Casperson Funeral Home



Marianne J. Smith, age 86, of Ellison Bay, passed away on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Scandia Village Nursing Home in Sister Bay.

 

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Kenneth Ewerdt officiating. The family requests that memorials be made to Scandia Village Nursing Home in Sister Bay, Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay and Alpha Life Center in Watertown. A Memorial Service will be held at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay at a later date. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.

 

Marianne Jane Kollath was born on June 3, 1930 in Watertown, the daughter of August and Clara (nee Buske) Kollath. She became a child of God in July of 1930 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown. Her confirmation in faith took place on April 2, 1944 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown. She married Lester Schmidt on June 3, 1952 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown. Lester preceded her in death on February 13, 1988. God chose another life partner for her in Russell Smith. They were married on October 29, 1988 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ixonia.

 

Marianne was one of the first waitresses at Zwieg's Grill in Watertown. Later she became a secretary at Eaton Corp. in Watertown. She also had many volunteer opportunities. She helped both her churches in Watertown and Ellison Bay by teaching Sunday school and quilting for children's missions. Marianne also volunteered for many years at Bethesda Lutheran Homes in Watertown. Her love of flowers and gardening was well noted by those in Watertown and Ellison Bay. All who knew her considered her a "master gardener". She also was a talented seamstress and quilter, fixing many a wedding gown and creating lovely church banners and quilts.

 

She is survived by her husband, Russell Smith; children, Mark (Debra) Schmidt; Corby (Lori) Schmidt; step-children, Mark Smith; Rebecca (Dennis) Manke; Paul (Kerri) Smith; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol Timmel and Helen (Al) Labelle as well as nieces, nephews and many dear friends.

Marina A. Haen


By McMahon Funeral Home



Marina A. Haen, 82 passed away peacefully on March 12, 2017. She was born September 14, 1934 in Luxemburg to the late Albert and Mildred (Conard) Delcore. Marina attended Luxemburg High School. She married Lloyd B. Haen on January 7, 1953 at St. Amands Church, Walhain. Lloyd and Marina celebrated 37 loving years together and raised 4 children on their family farm.



Marina enjoyed traveling, playing cards, bowling, walking, baking, canning, going out to eat, and attending daily mass at St. Mary's Catholic Church. She enjoyed being around her family and friends. Marina was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Christian Mother's Society of St. Mary's, American Legion Auxiliary Post, and volunteered on many church committee's.

 

Survived by 4 children: Jan (Dan) Porath, Fran (Linda) Haen, Joanne (Rick) Barbiaux, Steve (Jamie Sperber) Haen; 13 grandchildren: Chad (Katie) Fameree, Brad (Renee) Fameree, JJ ( Courtney Cleveland) Fameree, Julie (Jason) Baierl, Jennifer (Dave) Heidemann, Heather (Chas) Treml, Brian (Maria) Evraets, Adam (Ashley) Haen, Jillaine (Matt) Maillet, Ryan (Nicole) Barbiaux, Amy (Sarah Becker) Barbiaux, Nicolette (Ryan Ploof) Haen, and Andrew Haen; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters: Eloise (Ervin) Gilson, Marlene Rank, and Pat Dart; two brother in laws: Robert Haen and Bob Derginer.

 

Marina is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Lloyd; two infant daughters; one sister, Rita Derginer; six in laws, Donald and Leona Haen, Frank and Gladys Ciha, Nancy Haen, and Don Rank; one nephew, Jim Ciha; her father in law and mother in law, Bill and Rose Haen.

 

Friends may call 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Thursday, March 16, 2017 at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, 5930 Humboldt Road, Luxemburg. WI 54217. Prayer service 7:00 PM. Visitation will continue between 9:30 AM and 10:45 AM Friday, March 17, 2017 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Sugarbush. Funeral 11:00 AM, Friday at the church with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial at St. Mary's Cemetery, Luxemburg. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Haen Family.

Donald M. Kollross


By McMahon Funeral Home



Donald "Doc" M. Kollross, 83 lifelong resident of Luxemburg, passed away March 11, 2017 in his home, a few days shy of his 84th birthday, where he wanted to be, surrounded by his family. The son of the late Nicholas and Alice (Mahlik) Kollross was born March 24, 1933 in Walhain. On October 16, 1957 Don married Jean M. Novak and together they would have celebrated 60 years of marriage this October.



 

Doc joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1950 and proudly served in the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged, due to being wounded in action and was honored with two purple hearts for his bravery. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Church and a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 Luxemburg. One of Doc's biggest enjoyments was going to the Luxemburg Speedway every Friday night, not only to see the races but to visit with friends. Doc was very involved in the construction of the original Luxemburg race track back in the early 60's and was a faithful supporter. Doc also enjoyed his many visits uptown to Simonar's where he met with his many friends to discuss everything from politics to the questionable future Mayor of Luxemburg along with discussing many old war stories. Along the way he would stop by Al the barber to reminisce with friends. He had the pleasure of family travel and enjoying his European trips with Jean.

 

Doc worked for LCL Transport and construction with Boulanger, retiring with Dorner Stahl Construction. After retirement he worked for Jim Jadin Trucking. Doc and his wife also owned and operated Doc and Jean's Bar and Grill in Luxemburg where they enjoyed many good times with great patrons.

 

Survivors include his wife, Jean and their 3 daughters, Kathy (Jeff) Tilkens, Green Bay; Mary Kollross (Brian Joski), Abrams; Kim (Steve) Woulf, New Franken; 7 grandchildren: Robby Ambrosius, Jenna (Nick) DeNoble, Jonnie Rae Lison, Nicole (Kris) LeDioyt, Joshua Buhr (Jenny Macgregor), Mason Woulf "The Butler" and Abbie Woulf; 5 great-grandchildren: Kiley, Ashlyn, and Charli DeNoble and Lily and Ivy LeDioyt; one brother Kenneth (Vonnie) Kollross and one sister Joanne Peronto; sister in laws Merle Peot, Bonnie (Jerry) Marcelle, Nancy (Dave) Mueller; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Donald was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brother in laws and one sister in law: Alvin Peronto, Kenneth Peot, and Roy (Shirley) Rueckl, his mother and father in law Adolph and Emerence Novak and Mike Lison.

 

Friends may call 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM at McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, WI on Tuesday March 14, 2017. American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 Memorial Service 6:30 PM. Closing prayer service at 7:30 PM on Tuesday. Visitation will continue between 9:30 AM and 10:45 AM Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Sugarbush. Funeral 11:00 AM, Wednesday at the church with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg with full military rites at graveside. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Kollross family. www.mcmahonfh.com. We would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Autumn Fields Assisted Living who helped care for our dad for the past 2 years along with the staff at the Veterans Association of Wisconsin and Unity Hospice. A special thank you to our mother for always being by his side making sure she would take him to visit with friends and loving him unconditionally. We would also like to thank the good neighbors and friends who faithfully visited him. He was a good friend to many and will be missed dearly by all of us who loved him.

Mary Catherine Sorenson


By Huehns Funeral Home




Mary Catherine Sorenson, age 91, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Algoma on Wednesday evening, March 8, 2017 with family by her side. She was born November 16, 1925 in Sturgeon Bay to Robert and Alice (Haen) Murray and spent her entire life in Sturgeon Bay. Mary graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1943. During and following the war years, she worked at Leathem Smith Shipyard and Dry-dock (now Bay Shipbuilding) in Sturgeon Bay as a secretary, and while working there, met her husband-to-be, Hans Frederick "Fred" Sorenson, a yacht captain, in 1947. Fred and Mary were married on November 6, 1948 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.

She was a Cub Scout leader and member of the Christian Mothers of St Joseph's. Mary was a stay-at-home mom and enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Fred and Mary were loving, supportive parents and grandparents, attending each and every activity from sports events to band concerts and everything in between. She also enjoyed watching Packer and Brewer games, going out to eat, and shopping.

Mary, along with her quick wit and sense of humor, will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Her love will live on in the hearts of her daughter, Christine (Deacon Mark) Hibbs of Forestville, and son, Scott (Amy) Sorenson of Green Bay; grandchildren, Ryan (Angie) Hibbs of Sturgeon Bay, Kelly (Michael) Massey of Orlando, FL, Megan (Anthony) Vega of Hampton, VA, and Patrick Hibbs of Orlando, FL, Tricia Robey of River Falls, Stephanie (Mike) Hawley of Mequon, Shaun (Aaron) Olejniczak of Cedarburg, and Patrick Thomas of Green Bay; 10 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her godson, Paul Knipfer.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Fred (2010); son, Dirk (1988); infant daughter, Nan (1955); brother, Jack (Margaret) Murray; in-laws, Vernie (Leon) Goodhue, Ethel Sennott, and George Benjamin.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 13, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann and Mary's son-in-law, Dcn. Mark Hibbs, concelebrating. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, beside her husband, Fred.

Family and friends may call at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Monday morning, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

A very special thank you goes out to Marie Pinchert and her wonderful staff for the loving care that Mary received at Oak Creek over the past three years, as well as to Southern Care Hospice of Green Bay, and Pine Crest Village of Sturgeon Bay for previous years.

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Sorenson family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Mary may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Mildred Deprez


By McMahon Funeral Home




Mildred A. Deprez, 90 of Misere, died Thursday evening, March 09, 2017 at a Green Bay Hospital.  She was born in Misere on June 06, 1926 to the late Nestor and Emily (Coisman) Englebert.  She attended Roosevelt Consolidated Grade School and graduated from Brussels High School. She lived and worked on the family farm for over 80 years of her life.  In 2013, the State of Wisconsin recognized the Deprez/Englebert/Coisman Farm as a Sesquicentennial Honoree.  She was also employed with L.D. Smith Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay Dry Docks and Northeast Co-op of Green Bay . On October 22, 1947 she married Joseph E. Deprez at St. Michael Catholic Church, Misere, WI. He preceded her in death, April 09, 1999.  Mildred was a member of St. Hubert Church, St. Hubert Altar Society of Rosiere and Senior Citizen's Card Club.  Playing cards, reading, family, friends and prayer consumed her whole life.

Survivors include her three children; Monica (Chuck) Wagner, Luxemburg; Bradley (Diane) Deprez, Green Bay; Kenneth (Phyllis) Deprez, Algoma; seven grandchildren, Heidi (Nick) DeBaker, A.J. (Kendra) Wagner, Jenny (Chris) Pigeon, Kaelin Deprez, Kevin Deprez, Lucas (Leigh) Deprez and Eric Deprez, ten great-grandchildren, MacKayla and Maggie DeBaker, Hunter and Carter Wagner, Elaina and Stella Deprez, Jacob, Jackson, Matthew and Mazie Pigeon; one brother, Wallace Englebert, Algoma; one sister in law, Berna Deprez, Luxemburg, nieces and nephews.

Mildred was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph; her parents, Nestor and Emily Englebert; four sisters and three brothers in law, Verna Englebert, Gertrude (Norman) Hansen, Jenny (Herman) Baudhuin, Laura (Harry) Rass; two brothers and three sisters in law, Gilbert (Agnes) Englebert and Lawrence (Helen) Englebert  and Verna Englebert.

Friends may call at the  McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4: 00 to 7:00 pm. Monday, March 13, 2017.  Closing parish wake service at 7:00 pm on Monday. Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at St. Hubert Church, (Rosiere), E3085 County Road X., Casco, WI  54205. Funeral 11:00 amon Tuesday at the church with Rev. Tony Birdsall and Deacon Paul Zenefski officiating.  Entombment at the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

www.mcmahonfh.com.

The Family wishes to extend a thank you to all of the friends and neighbors for their continuous and valuable support offered to Mildred, enabling her to remain in her home. She truly cherished all of you!

Jonas D. Barbiaux


By Mc Mahon Funeral Home




Jonas D. Barbiaux, 86, of Luxemburg passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Bellin Hospital. He was born on September 25, 1930 in Luxemburg, to the late Elmer and Dorothy (Kohlbeck) Barbiaux. Jonas graduated from St. Mary School and Luxemburg High School. He married Lucille Lemens on November 17, 1951 at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg, and recently celebrated 65 years of marriage.

Jonas was self-employed for many years and later worked as a carpenter at Bellin Hospital until his retirement in 1995. He was the building inspector and a member of the planning commission of the Village of Luxemburg for many years and was a member of the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors from 2000-2004. He was a member of St. Mary Church and the Holy Name Society.

Jonas was an avid sports fan. He started the Luxemburg Youth Baseball League when his children were young. He umpired softball and baseball for many years. Jonas loved to attend sporting events around the area; cheering on his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and their teammates. He was a huge supporter of the Green Bay Packers and the Luxemburg-Casco Spartans.

He received many honors: the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award in 1977, the Luxemburg Lions Presidents Award in 1997 for his work as the caretaker and repairman of the hospital equipment, and the Melvin Jones Fellow Award from the Lions Club as well. He also served as President and board member of the Northbrook Country Club.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his eight children: Mary (Arlin) Karnopp, LuAnne (John) Kaye, Bob (Janie) Barbiaux, Sue (Ken) Davister, Bill (Nancy) Barbiaux, Kathy (Pete) VanDeHey, Debbie (Dennis) Mercier, and Janelle (Jeff) Zoeller. He is further survived by his 23 grandchildren: Candy (Steve) Hanmann, Angie (Mike) Peterson, Kate (Bruce) Kinjerski, Rob (Nicole) Karnopp, Dusty (Danielle Brey) Karnopp, Jim (Jessica) Kaye, Kevin (Kate) Kaye, Amy (Will) Rutherford, Nick (Jenn) Davister, Michelle (Tim) Boland, Alison (Adam) Dedrick, Peter Barbiaux, Tim (Ashley) Barbiaux, Steve (Erin) DeGrand, Danielle (Eric) Smith, Emily (Kyle) Geiger, Colyn VanDeHey, Nicole VanDeHey, Katrina (Justin Pigeon) VanDeHey, David (Jenna Berken) Mercier, Dan (Natalie Lloyd) Mercier, Dylan (Alicia Dalebroux) Mercier, and Caleb Zoeller; and his 25 great-grandchildren: Madison and Sophie Hanmann; Emma Peterson; Lydia, Bella, and Abby Kinjerski; Ryker and Ainsley Karnopp; Autumn, Alexis, and Stella Kaye; Jacob, Bennett, and Nora Davister; Parker, Hudson, and Jace Boland; Clare, Jonas, and Liam DeGrand; Landon and Brayden Smith; Jackson and Cole Geiger; and Violet Pigeon. He is also survived by three sisters, two brothers in law and two sisters in law: Dorothy Heim, Marilyn and Tom Melchior, Bonnie Seiler, Harold Lemens, Irma Daul, and Janice Lemens; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by one infant son: Joseph; one infant granddaughter: Jennifer Kaye; his parents, his mother in law and father in law, Mary and George Lemens; four brothers, two sisters in law, four brothers in law, and a niece and nephew: Charles, Donald and Rita, Anthony, Maurice, Berdina Lemens, Lawrence Heim, Jerry Seiler, Harold Daul, Leonard Lemens, Jenifer Heim, and Dale Barbiaux. Friends may call 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Sugarbush, 5930 Humboldt Road, Luxemburg. WI 54217 on Sunday, March 12, 2017. A closing prayer service 6:00 PM on Sunday. Visitation will continue between 9:30 AM and 10:45 AM Monday, March 13, 2017 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Sugarbush. Funeral 11:00 AM, Monday at the church with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Barbiaux family. www.mcmahonfh.com. The family would like to thank the staff at Bellin Hospital and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Dad and our family. We love you Dad and will miss you dearly, especially your uplifting sense of humor, aka: "Grandpa Jokes." In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established with Unity Hospice and St. Mary Church, Luxemburg in his name.

Nancy M. Haen


By McMahon Funeral Home




Nancy M. Haen, 72 of Luxemburg died early Wednesday morning, March 08, 2017 surrounded by her family.

 

She was born in Tonet on March 03, 1945 to the late Richard R. and Marion R. (Marchant) Alsteen.

 

On September 24, 1966 she married Robert A. Haen at St. Martin Church, Tonet. Together they celebrated 50 years of marriage.

 

She was a graduate of Luxemburg High School in 1964 and earned her degree as a Cosmetologist. She began working at the Brown County Mental Health Center in the Maintenance Department, later receiving her Boiler Operator license and was the first woman Maintenance II at the hospital. She retired following 20 years of service.

 

She was a member of St. Mary Church, Luxemburg and a member of the Christian Mother Society of St. Mary.

 

Her enjoyments included reading, playing cards and going to movies. She and her family were campers and they occasionally went on mini-vacations.

 

Survivors include her husband, Bob and their two children, Debbie (Colin) Ihlenfeld, Luxemburg; Rob (Brenda) Haen, Green Bay; four grandchildren, Alysha Ihlenfeld, Julia Ihlenfeld, Zachary Haen and Brianna Haen; one brother and two sisters in law, Rick and Darla Alsteen, Crivitz; Barb Alsteen, Luxemburg; two sisters, Linda and Allen Magle, Sturgeon Bay; Patricia and Matt Slana, Sheboygan Falls; one sister in law, Marina Haen, Luxemburg; one godchild, Steve Jeanquart; nieces and nephews.

 

Nancy is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Gary Alsteen, Dale Alsteen and Gerald Alsteen; three brothers in law and two sisters in law, Donald and Leona Haen; Lloyd Haen; Gladys and Frank Ciha; one nephew, Jim Ciha; one niece, Karen Ciha; her father in law and mother in law, Bill and Rose Haen. Friends may call 9:00 to 10:45 am, Saturday, March 11, 2017 at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, 5930 Humboldt Road, Luxemburg. WI 54217.

 

Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday at the church, with Rev. Milton Suess officiating.

 

Entombment in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

 

John J. Zettel


By Huehns Funeral Home




John Joseph Zettel, 54, of the Town of Baileys Harbor, passed away at home late Sunday afternoon, March 5, 2017 with family and friends at his side.

 

He was born August 10, 1962 in Sturgeon Bay, the only child of Cletus and Agnes (Washichek) Zettel. John graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1980 before attending diesel mechanic school at NWTC. He was a long-time heavy equipment operator for Northeast Asphalt until his health caused him to retire in June of 2016. John was diagnosed with brain cancer in September of 2015. He never lost his strong sense of family and sense of humor as he fought through this devastating diagnosis. His love of his children, his sweetheart Pam, and many friends gave him strength throughout this journey.

 

John owned and operated Zettel Farms and Zettel Sales & Service in Peninsula Center. He grew Montmorency tart, Balaton, and sweet cherries for more than 30 years. John sold, repaired, and rented snowmobiles at the service shop, which was right next to the county snowmobile trail. His roots stayed close to home as PC Junction had been his parents' grocery business throughout his childhood.

 

John's family meant everything to him. He loved his kids, especially attending and watching their school events and athletic contests when they were young. John was a member of the Door Central Snowgoers Snowmobile Club in Egg Harbor, past chairman of the Farm Service Agency board of Door County, past president of the Wisconsin Cherry Growers Association, and a member of Union Local 139 of the National Operating Engineers. As his illness worsened, he really missed time spent with his dogs, Sammy and PJ, especially going on morning coffee rides together, and letting the dogs out to run in the orchard.

 

John will be missed by his two children, Jennifer and Robert; his dear Pam and her children, Heather and Jennifer; aunt, Beatrice Bretl; dogs, Sammy and PJ; many cousins; and friends.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site with Fr. David Ruby and Fr. Anthony Birdsall concelebrating. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery with his parents.

 

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a parish wake service to be held at 7:45 p.m. and led by Pastoral Associate Becky Nash. Visitation will continue at the church, Saturday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

 

Memorials may be given in John's memory for DOOR CANcer, Inc.

Patricia D. Vanness


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Patricia D. (Pat) Vanness, 82 Kewaunee, WI Passed away peacefully March 3, 2017 with her husband at her side. Pat was born to the late Jacob E. Schlies and Emily A. (Mleziva) Schlies in Kewaunee, WI on March 16, 1934.


Pat attended Denmark High School. On November 14,1950 Pat married Clarence Vanness at All Saints Church in Denmark, Wisconsin.

Pat worked along with her husband Clarence making cheese together for over 40 years, first at Mutual Dairy Co-op and then at Alaska Farmers Co-op. She also enjoyed visiting with people from around the world while working in the cheese store at Alaska. Many times her sons were shown up by Mom when it came to turning cheese in the vats. She was an extremely hard worker and an excellent cook. Pat loved traveling with Clarence and visited many places. Her favorite being Laughlin, NV. Pat and Clarence also enjoyed their Sunday afternoon road trips to the casino, many times with friends Carolyn and Dana Gruetzmacher. Pat loved having the family together for all the holidays where she could spend time visiting with everyone.

Her children and grandchildren will always remember Pat for making over 400 Christmas cookies every year with them so everyone had enough to take home with them. Pat will also be remembered for her standard greeting when the boys or the grandkids would visit, "would you like a sandwich?" was always the first thing she said.

Pat is survived by her husband of 66 years, Clarence, five sons and four daughters-in-law, Gregg and Laurie Vanness, Kewaunee, Tim and Sue Vanness, McKinney, TX, Tom and Kathy Vanness, Kewaunee, Randy and Cindy Vanness, Kewaunee, and Todd Vanness, Kewaunee. Six Grandchildren, Cory(Amber)Vanness, Amber (Matt) Binney, Sean(Lindsay) Vanness, Ryan(Samantha) Vanness, Jamie (Jeremy) Jackson, Devin Vanness and friend Megan Hlinak and Amy (Kinjerski) Vanness. Great grandchildren, Rayna, Jonah, and Brynn Vanness, Micah Vanness and Gwen Binney, Reid and Leo Vanness, Aidan Vanness and baby Vanness due 4/23/2017, Brady and Haley Jackson.

She is further survived by her twin sister, Mary Ann (Clayton) Meyer, brother, Russell Schlies, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Marie Marchant, Alvin Kugel, Louis B. and Rose Mae Schlies, Lawrence and Janet Vanness, and Connie and Rosie Vanness and numerous nieces and nephews. Also survived by members of the Joseph Selner family; Donald and Mary Selner, Diane Zimmer and Dennis and JoAnne Selner.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, Jacob and Emily Schlies, stepfather, Joseph Selner, father and mother-in-1aw, Louis and Alice Vanness, brothers-in-law, Clarence Marchant and Joseph Vanness, sisters-in-law Anna Kugel and Lucille Schlies, grandson Brad Vanness and a step-brother, Leon Zimmer.

Friends may call after 3:00pm on Thursday March 9th at Buchanan Funeral Home in Kewaunee. Parish wake service to be held at 7:00pm. Visitation continues at the funeral home on Friday until 10:30am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church in Kewaunee at 11:00am by Fr. William Swichtenberg. Entombment to take place at the Shrine of the Good Shepard Mausoleum.

Special thanks to Todd for all he did for Mom when she couldn't anymore and also to the girls at Paradise Estates and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Mom.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Bette Phillips


By Schinderle Funeral Home




Bette J. Phillips, Green Bay, passed away March 3, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital after a short illness.  She was born April 22, 1939 in Baileys Harbor to Edward and Myrtle (Albertson) Appel Sr.

Bette married Robert Phillips in Algoma on July 28, 1962.  The couple moved to Milwaukee for 2 years were Bette taught at a school.  They then moved to Alaska for many years where Bette continued her teaching career in Juneau.  They moved back to the Algoma area were Bette was a substitute teacher for schools in the surrounding area.  After Robert passed away, Bette moved to Green Bay and was teaching at Syble Hopp School for the past 20 years.  Bette enjoyed knitting and crocheting.  She did many volunteer jobs including St. John's Homeless Shelter and the Michah Center.  She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church in Green Bay.

Bette is survived by her son Brian Phillips and daughter Dawn Phillips both of Green Bay; four grandchildren Ameena, Brianna, Cayleigh and Alex, one great granddaughter Rylie; her five siblings William (Cheryl) Appel, Sister Bay; Robert (Joan) Appel, Ellison Bay; Tina Appel, Algoma; Edward (Holly) Appel Jr., Norfolk, VA; and IdaKay (Greg) Orsted, Baileys Harbor; brother-in-law Tom Schmidt, many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert, three sisters, Sandra Schmidt, Cindi Benson and infant Anna Marie.

Friends may gather at the First United Methodist Church, 501 Howe St. Green Bay, Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AMwith Rev. Dave Wilkinson officiating.  Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma.

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

Jason Vogeltanz


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Jason M. Vogeltanz, age 36 of Kewaunee died on Thursday, March 2, 2017 as a result of a work accident. He was born on September 9, 1980 to Gary and Margaret (Sevcik) Vogeltanz.


He graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1999. He then attended N.W.T.C and graduated in 2001 as a diesel mechanic. Jason worked for Klemm Tank Lines in Howard for the last eleven years.

He married Jamie Mueller on September 24, 2005. Jason was a devoted husband, a loving father and a friend to many.

He was a lifelong member of St. Lawrence Church, now St. Therese Parish. He loved farming and being on the family farm and maintaining farm equipment.

Survivors include his wife, Jamie; two daughters: Emily and Ashley and one son: Jacob; his parents: Gary and Margie Vogeltanz, Stangelville; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: James and Mary Mueller, Kewaunee; siblings: Brian Vogeltanz, Kewaunee; Scott (Lynn) Vogeltanz, Milwaukee; Wendy Vogeltanz, Denmark; Stacy Vogeltanz, Milwaukee, Amber Vogeltanz (Mark Yunk), Slovan; sisters-in-law: Amy (Tom) Riemer, Dyckesville; Robin Mueller (Larry Ostermeier), Kewaunee; nieces and nephews: Kara and Kyle (Godson) Vogeltanz; Kaleb (Godson) and Kenzi Yunk; Travis and Zach Riemer and one Goddaughter: Dezi Kalcik. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: Sylvester and Margie Vogeltanz and his maternal grandparents: Charles and Marion Sevcik and one brother-in-law: James W. Mueller.

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday, March 10 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. A parish wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. by Christal Wavrunek. Visitation continues at the funeral home on Saturday, March 11 until 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Church, Stangelville by Fr. Dennis Drury. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

Clara "Claire" Baack


By Casperson Funeral Home




CLAIRE BAACK, age 93, long time resident of Sister Bay, died peacefully on March 1, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Rudie; her parents, Ole and Gunhild, and her sister, Alice Harkins. She is survived by her children, Paul Baack and Mary Abrahamson (Ralph); her grandchildren, Christian Abrahamson, Alexander Baack (Hlllary) and Natalie Baack; her great grandchildren, Finley and Nicolai; nieces and nephew, Randi, Kari and Joe.

Claire loved to laugh and had a wonderful sense of humor. She was proud of her Norwegian heritage. She performed in a musical comedy routine she created with Gen Follingstad called "Ole and Helga" which delighted many audiences, including two state governors.

She was a talented artist and had a passion for singing in the church choir and community choir. She loved her church, loved to be with people, and loved to play bridge. She will be missed by her family and her many friends.

There will be a Memorial Service for Claire on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran   Church, 11836 Hwy 42, Ellison Bay WI at 11:00 a.m. with visitation at 10:00 a.m. A lunch will follow at the church. Interment will be at a later date in Minneapolis MN.

Katherine B. Faulkner


By Casperson Funeral Home




Katharine B Faulkner, age 75, of Sister Bay, passed away unexpectedly in her home due to natural causes.   She was born and raised in Waukegan, IL and moved to Sister Bay in 2004.  She spent her time gardening, quilting, playing with her grandchildren, and volunteering at Bargains.  She was also a member of the Trillium Quilt Guild.  Her favorite place was sitting on a beach, either on Cape Cod or Door County.   She was a loving mother to Jonathan Orrick (Megan) of Sister Bay, Mark Faulkner (Noreen) of Plymouth, MN, and David Faulkner of San Diego, CA.  Katie's pride and joy were her grandchildren; Karee, Carson, Cora, Klara, Kristin & Cosette Orrick, Michael & Shannon Faulkner, Sarah & Jasmine Faulkner, and great-granddaughter Selena.  There will be a private family service on Cape Cod.

Eleanor C. Swintosky


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Eleanor Swintosky, age 99 of Kewaunee died on Monday, March 1, 2017 at Emerald Shores Assisted Living. She was born on December, 11, 1917 in West Kewaunee to the late Peter and Catherine (Muchowski) Ratajczak.


She married Emil Swintosky on May 18, 1937 at St. Hedwig Church in East Krok. He preceded her in death February 11, 1993.

Emil and Eleanor operated the Swintosky farm until their retirement in 1979. She was a lifelong member of St. Hedwig Parish and the Rosary Society.

Eleanor graduated from Kewaunee High School with the class of 1936.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Kenneth and Darlene Swintosky, Kewaunee; two granddaughters: Patty and Michael Leist, Algoma; Connie and Paul Secker, Green Bay; two great grandsons: Aaron and (special friend, Kelly) Leist, Austin, TX; Kyle and Jennifer Leist, Iowa. She was preceded in death by one sister: Florence (Carl) Zartler; four brothers: Raymond, Sylvester, Leo; Frank Ratajczak and a brother-in-law: Joe Swintosky.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 8 at St. Hedwig Church, East Krok until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Fr. Dennis Drury. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Emerald Shores and Heartland Hospice for the care and concern that they gave Eleanor and her family.

Joyce Cherney


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Joyce A Cherney, 73, of Denmark, died February 24, 2017, after a brief illness at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay, WI with her family at her side.


 

She was born August 31, 1943, to the late Raymond and Agnes (Valenta) Duckart. She was a lifetime resident of the Denmark area. Joyce married Leroy Cherney on July 25, 1964, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Tisch Mills, Wis.

 

Joyce graduated with the Class of 1961 from Denmark High School. After graduation, she worked for the Mirro Corporation until she married. After raising her two sons, Duane and Bruce, she entered employment at Dufeck Mfg where she worked fortwenty-five years. Following Dufeck's she worked at Aurora Hospital in the Kitchen until the time she had her stroke which prevented her from returning there. After her stroke, she worked at Copps in Green Bay and for a short time at Denmark High School in the food service.

 

Joyce, Leroy and Duane were noted for the fish boils they did at Cedar Ridge Restaurant for many years in Maribel. They were also very busy doing pig roasts for many people. To compliment the pig roast, Joyce was famous for her sauerkraut and dumplings. They knew how to put together a great meal for the people sometimes serving over 150 people. Joyce had the opportunity to drive Jim Rabas, Sr steam engine for the small town parades and festivals that were in the area. She was the only other woman that drove the engine besides Jim's wife, Millie, who was the first.

 

She was a member of St James Church, Cooperstown, where she helped serve funeral dinner meals.

 

Survivors include her husband of fifty-two years, Leroy, two sons, Duane and Bruce, all of Denmark. She is also survived by one sister, Carol Herold, Manitowoc, one brother and sister-in-law, Edwin (Donna) Duckart, Maribel, two Half-Brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald (Joan) Duckart, Richard (Donna) Duckart, both of Denmark, four Brothers-in-law and one1 Sister-in-law, Harvey Jorgensen, Green Bay, Sylvester (Darlene) Parma, Tisch Mills, Alvin Cherney, Leonard (Marilyn) Cherney, both of Stangelville, many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her step- mother, Clara, sisters, LaVerne Jorgensen, Lorraine Parma, brother-in-law, Wayne Herold, sister-in-law, Joanie Cherney. Grandparents, Michael and Katherine Duckart, John and Rosealis Valenta, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Matt and Dorothy Cherney.

 

Friends may call at St James Catholic Church Cooperstown, 18228 Co. Rd. R, Denmark, WI from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. with Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 10:30 a.m. with Msgr. James Dillenburg officiating. Burial will be in Knollwood Memorial Cemetery in Manitowoc.

Helen Drenski Hood


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Helen Jane Hood, age 86, of Deer Park, TX passed away on February 25, 2017. Helen was born on May 10, 1930 in Kewaunee, Wisconsin to Clara (Ratajczak) and Vincent Drenski.



She was preceded in death by her parents, Clara and Vincent Drenski, her brothers Stanley Drenski, Alex Drenski, Ed Drenski and Nick Drenski, as well as her sister Theresa Dupont. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of 20 plus years, Charles Hood. Helen is survived by her loving son, Allen Burris, grandson Shawn Burris and wife Stephanie of Pasadena, Texas, granddaughter Jennifer Garza and husband David of San Antonio, Texas, and great grandchildren Megan Burris, Drake Little, Willow Garza and Lilith Garza. She is also survived by her sister Mary Ann Seaberg and brothers Vincent Drenski, Jerry Drenski and Casimir Drenski. She also has a loving extended family of cousins, nieces and nephews. Helen was a member of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in Deer Park, Texas and was devoted to her Catholic faith, loved the Lord and continued to study his word up to the time she was called home. Helen was a retired cafeteria worker from Parkwood Elementary in Deer Park ISD and a seamstress. Family was very important to Helen. She continued to return to Wisconsin for the annual family reunion and never missed an opportunity to visit with her loved ones, doting on her only son and two grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, playing dominoes and various card games. In the not so distant past, you could find her playing Canasta and dominoes at Providence Square Apartments. She was loved by all and loved all she met.

 

In her early years, she worked the fields with her family in Wisconsin, attending grade school and enjoying life. She gave birth to her only son, Allen Burris. He was the light of her life and continued to be until her death. They moved to Tennessee, residing on the boat docks for several years before moving into town. They moved to the Houston, Texas area in 1964. She married Charles Hood in 1976 and they moved to the ranch in West Texas. There they farmed and raised pigs. She enjoyed traveling across the United States and frequented the Lake Tahoe area, visiting family and friends. After Charles' passing, Helen moved back home to Pasadena, Texas where she resided until her death.

 

Friends may call at St. Hedwig Church, East Kork after 9:00 a.m. Thursday, March 9 until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Dennis Drury at 11:00 a.m followed by burial in the parish cemetery.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking donations be made to either the American Heart Association or their local church home. The family would like to thank everyone that has offered prayers, meals and support.

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