Obituaries Archives for 2017-04

Ronald Clifford Mickelson


By Casperson Funeral Home




Ronald C. Mickelson, 72, Sister Bay died peacefully at Door County Medical Center.He was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI the son of the late Clifford Mickelson and Elaine (Daubner) Mickelson

 

He graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1962. He worked as a carpenter for 40 years for Carlson & Erickson Builders.

 

On September 12, 1964 he married Sue Lemere. he has two children, Leif (Dede) Mickelson and Tera (Steven) Mueller, five grandchildren, Syndal (Mueller) Chayer, Taylor Mueller, Hannah Mickelson, Rachel Mickelson and Alica Mickelson, also one great grand daughter, Lucy Chayer.

 

A Family graveside service will be held at St Rosalia Cemetery at a later date.

 

A Celebration of Ron's life will be held in July with information on that announced at a later time.

 

The family wishes that in lieu of flowers any memorials for Ron would be given to the Organization or Charity of your choice.

Betty Lou (Buddy) Propsom


By Simply Cremation







Betty Lou (Buddy) Propsom, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Saturday, April 22, 2017, with her family at her side.  Born September 12, 1926, in Sturgeon Bay, WI, she was the daughter of the late Hollis and Florence (Norton) Bassford.  

 

Betty graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School Class of 1944.  During her Senior year, she worked full time at Sturgeon Bay Shipbuilding and Drydock as part of the war effort.  She then attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she studied Social Work.  She became a case worker for the Welfare Department of Door County and pursued this career until she decided to raise and care for their growing family.   

 

She was united in marriage to Edward M. Propsom on July 22, 1950.  They were married for forty-three years until the time of Edward's death on October 11, 1993.  She then married Vernon  R. DeLair on November 10, 2001.  Vernon passed on October 15, 2012.  

 

Betty was a lifetime member of the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church.  She served as the church secretary for twenty years, was a church Elder, was active in the Women's Circle meetings, taught Sunday School, and directed a children's choir.  She was a member of the VFW Post 3088 auxiliary, Sons of Norway, Sturgeon Bay Business Women's and past president of Sturgeon Bay Women's Club.  Betty Lou and Edward enjoyed traveling together, and she continued to travel after being widowed.  She loved learning about new places and meeting the people there.  Rededicating her Baptism in the River Jordan was a high light of her life.  She especially enjoyed visiting her children who lived out of state.

  

Surviving Betty are her children Susie (Jim) Southard and Steve (Tracy) Propsom of Sturgeon Bay, Sam (Debbie) Propsom of Casselton, ND, Sandy Propsom of San Diego, CA, and Stuart (Rosie) Propsom of Idaho Falls, ID; a brother Charles (Bea) Bassford of Sturgeon Bay; seven grandchildren, Samara (Mike) Fellner, Zeb Southard, Shawn (Eric) Fowler, Christopher (Ziyan) Propsom, Stephanie Propsom, John Propsom, and Olivia Propsom; seven great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews; cousins; and several close friends.

 

Visitation will be at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church from 10am until the time of service at 11am on Saturday, May 13th, with lunch to follow.  Interment at Hainesville Cemetery. Simply Cremation is assisting the family.  Please visit www.simplycremationgb.com to send the family condolence.




Ronald George Kapolnek


By Huehns Funeral Home




Ronald George Kapolnek, 58, entered into God's Kingdom on April 24th, 2017, in Door County, WI. Cherished husband of Jean (née Rountree) of 33 years; devoted father of Kathryn, Eileen (Stephen) Pounds, Danielle (Jason) Szmanda and James; caring grandfather of Kelsey, Lex, Winnie and Fiona Pounds and Lou Szmanda. A native Chicagoan, Ron was born June 12, 1958, the loving son of Mary (née Straube) and the late George; son-in-law of Kathleen (née McManaman) and the late Tom; dearest brother of Linda (Steve) Foy, Bill (Karen Redmond), John (Mary), Mary Kay (Peter) Nedza and Kathy Collins; fond brother-in-law of Tim (Lori), Michael (Tricia), Julie (Edward) Wiss, the late Daniel and Tom (Jenn); beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews; treasured nephew, cousin and an incredible friend.

Ron was a proud alumnus of St. Patrick High School ('76) and served on the Board of Trustees as treasurer and chairman of the finance committee. He had a lifelong career in the spirits industry and built many fruitful relationships, both domestic and international.

Ron packed a lifetime of love, adventure and late night capers into his 58 years. He put his heart and soul into everything he did: his relationships, his work and his love of the Cubbies. He will leave behind a remarkable legacy of kindness and generosity.

Family and friends whose lives Ron touched are invited to his Celebration of Life Memorial Mass at Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60661, at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 5th, 2017. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Patrick High School, 5900 West Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60634, and please indicate 'In Memory of Ron Kapolnek.'

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

Alwin J. Baeten


By McMahon Funeral Home




Alwin J. Baeten, 86, Humboldt, died Wednesday April 26, 2017 at his home.

He was born August 14, 1930 in Wrightstown to the late John R. and Theodora (Jacobs) Baeten.

On May 30, 1950 he married Shirley Van Iten at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Green Bay. She preceded him in death on October 28, 2016.

Together they farmed in the Town of Humboldt where for thirty of the years together they owned and operated Baeten Trenching.

He was an active member of the Ranger City Riders Snowmobile/ATV/UTV Club and also a member of the Sugarbush Trail Tramps Snowmobile Club. He was active in the Lake Shore Beagle Club, Northeastern WI. Beagle Club, he was a previous member of the New Franken Sportsman Club. Al enjoyed snowmobiling with his friends in the Amberg area, his last adventure in February of 2017. He loved riding his UTV on the trails up north. He was an avid hunter and loved the outdoors.

Survivors include his four children, Pam and Jerry Strand and their three daughters, Dawn (special friend Nick Prevost) Rost, and her daughters, Faith and Anna; Karen (Jason) Miller and their sons, Jordan, Mason, Carson; Heather Strand, and her son Clintin. Donna and Clyde Brunner and their three daughters, Lori (Jason) Dart and their son Jace; Amy (Nicholas) Ullmer and their daughter, Amelia; Tammy (special friend Tony Schuh) Brunner. Marty Baeten and his son, Kenny Baeten. Bev and Gary Reckelberg and their three children, Rebecca (Dan) Van Pay and their children, Aurora and baby expected to arrive in May; Dennis (Lindsey) Reckelberg and their daughter, Viola; Wendy (Jason) Van Pay and their son, Connor. Two sisters in law, Virginia Nickodem and Gladys Habeck; many nieces and nephews.

Alwin was preceded in death by three sons, infant Dennis, infant Gilbert and Stanley Baeten; one great grandson, Alexander Ullmer; his siblings, Norman Baeten, Bernard (Lorraine) Baeten, Gordon (Rosella) Baeten, Clayton (Betty) Baeten, Eugene (Shirley) Baeten, Beatrice (Robert J.) Janssen, Bernice (Lawrence) Vanden Plas; four brothers in law and one sister in law, Armond (Gen) Van Iten, William Van Iten, Antone Nickodem and James Habeck.

Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 2:30 to 6:00 pm, on Sunday, April 30, 2017.

Closing parish rosary 6:00 pm Sunday, with Deacon Bob Miller.

Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am on Monday, May 01, 2017 at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Sugarbush.

Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.

Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Humboldt.

Juanita Sullivan



Juanita Sullivan, 74, of rural Sturgeon Bay passed away on April 21, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI with family at her side.

 

She was born April 11, 1943 in St. Louis, MO, to Harold and Selma Wilcox, the third of eleven children.  Juanita grew up helping raise her siblings and doing farm work, and recalled fondly the life of a child living in rural southeastern Missouri. The family migrated through Illinois to Wisconsin to pick cherries and found work at the Santa Rosa shoe company in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Working part-time at a local restaurant, she met the man that would be her husband and was united in marriage to James Sullivan on July 18, 1964. James and Juanita shared nearly 28 years of marriage, until he passed away on April 22, 1992 due to illness.

 

Juanita worked throughout her life, during which she also owned and co-owned a number of arts and crafts shops.  She was active in several community organizations and also enjoyed acting in local plays.

 

Her greatest avocation was that of a caregiver to many children and family members over the years. Even after her retirement from Hatco she continued her calling as a full-time foster parent to Maddox Oxford until her passing.  She also took great joy in caring for and nurturing almost any kind of animal that had hair or feathers!

 

Juanita was a member of the Corpus Christi parish and is survived by her children:  James Sullivan Jr. of St. Paul, MN, Debra (Owen) Braaten of Minneapolis, MN, Christopher Sullivan-Robinson of Sturgeon Bay, Misty (Isaiah) Scudder of Brussels, three grandchildren: Samuel, Nadia, and Isaiah Jr., and numerous foster children. She was preceded in death by her parents, and husband.

 

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, April 28, 2017, at Corpus Christi Church.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Friends may call at Forbes Funeral Home on Thursday from 4-7:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

 

Her family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the paramedics and staff of Door County Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital for their care given to our mother.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Door County Humane Society in her name.

Leon G. "Lee" Graf



Leon Gerard "Lee" Graf, 68, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on April 22, 2017, at Anna's House.  He was born on June 9, 1948, in Sturgeon Bay to Werner and Martha (Ferron) Graf.  Lee was a life-long member of St. Joseph Church and a former member of the Sturgeon Bay Lions and Sturgeon Bay Jaycees.

 

Survivors include one brother, Darrel (Shelia) Graf, Sturgeon Bay; one sister, Dolores Bauer, Sturgeon Bay; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Millard (Betty) Graf, Roger (Jean) Graf; one sister, Mary Kay Graf; brother-in-law, Gerald Bauer; nephew, Michael Bauer; nieces, Deanne Graf, and Faye Bauer; and a grandnephew, Danny Bauer.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. May 3, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Rev. Robert Stegmann officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.   Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Wednesday.  A rosary will be at 9:45 a.m. at the church before the visitation.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph Church.   
A special thanks to his Lion friends, especially John Doyle and for the great care he received at Anna's House

Jack Kenneth Gray


By Huehns Funeral Home




Jack Kenneth Gray, 70, of Horseshoe Bay, TX, and Egg Harbor, WI, died March 20, 2017 in Austin, TX.

He was born July 29, 1946 in Amite, LA to Norma Lanier Gray Davis and Henry W. Gray. Jack was a graduate of Amite High School, Southeastern Louisiana College, Nichols State University, and Thurgood Marshall School of Law. He was a practicing attorney in Bellaire, TX.

Jack is survived by his wife, Noelle Rowdon; daughter, Elizabeth H. Gray of New Orleans, LA; two brothers and two sisters, (Jack's twin brother) David Bert (Vickie) Gray of Windsor, VA, Lee (Patsy) Gray of Amite, LA, Terry Voight of Amite, LA, and Vera Catherine (Paul) Brennan of Kingston, NY; the entire Rowdon family; and numerous nieces and nephews; and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Mary Ellen Davis; and nephew, Wade Gray.

In keeping with Jack's wishes, there are to be no services. Interment will be in Door County, WI, at a later date. Please celebrate Jack's life in your own preferred way and remember him as he would want to be remembered- with a smile.

McKneely Funeral Home of Amite, LA and Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Sturgeon Bay, WI assisted the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Jack may be shared with his family though his tribute page at www.mckneelys.com.

Dale J. Orsted


By Casperson Funeral Home




Dale J. Orsted, 85, Baileys Harbor, passed away peacefully at home, April 20th, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Baileys Harbor, on January 26th, 1932, to Gardner and Theresa "Tracy" (Schram) Orsted.  Dale attended Pershing grade school in Baileys Harbor and was a 1950 graduate of Gibraltar High School.

Dale worked on the family farm and part time for the Town of Gibraltar until he was drafted in 1951, when he served in the Korean War until 1953. After the war, Dale began working for the Door County Telephone Company, where his brother Gardner was already employed. Although the telephone company changed names several times, Dale worked there his whole career until he retired in 1991.

On June 16th, 1956, Dale married Marie Mann at Saint Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church in Baileys Harbor. They purchased the family homestead from Dale's parents and made their home there together and raised their family on the family farm for nearly 50 years. They were two weeks away from celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary when Marie passed away on May 26, 2006.

Dale was a lifelong member of Saint Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, which is now part of Stella Maris Parish. Dale loved to sing and began singing with the church choir and as a soloist while in his late teens. Over the next six decades, many people would comment on how much they enjoyed hearing their favorite hymns in his deep baritone voice. Dale was also a former Fourth Degree Knight in the Knights of Columbus, a long-standing member of the VFW and served in the Door County Auxiliary Police for several years.

Dale loved his family very much and always looked forward to spending time with them, whether it was working together or just sitting around talking. He always enjoyed it when friends and relatives would stop over to visit and was always quick to offer up something to eat or drink.

Dale will be sadly missed by his five children and their spouses; Jerome (Sandy) Orsted, Baileys Harbor; Dolly (Bruce) Hartwig, Brussels; Rande Orsted, Baileys Harbor; Kim (Scott) Gardner, Jacksonville, FL; Brett (Penny) Orsted, Baileys Harbor; Nine grandchildren: Jason (Becky) Orsted, Jennifer (Eric) Schuller, April (Bryan) Geisel, Derek (Laura) Hartwig, Robin Hartwig, Mark Gardner, Alexander Orsted, Benjamin Orsted, Christopher Orsted; two great grandchildren: Troy, Amber; sisters, Wilma Biwer, Joyce Hussong, Joni Slaby (Fiancé, Dennis McGrath), sisters-in-law: Patricia Orsted, Margaret Orsted and Delores Orsted.  Dale is further survived by cousins Gordon Schram, Dr. Earl & Audrey Schram, Eugene Schram and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Dale was preceded in death by his wife Marie; parents, Gardner Orsted Sr, & Tracey (Schram) Orsted; stepmother, Ruth (Brude) Orsted; brothers, John, Gardner, Orval, Edward, Alvin, twin brothers Earl and Irvin; sister, Elaine Zahn; infant sisters, Theresa Jeanette and Marie; brothers-in-law, Edward Zahn, Joe Biwer Sr, Mike Biwer, Wayne Hussong, Fred Strong; sisters-in-law, Mary Orsted, Dixie Orsted, Patricia Strong; parents-in-law, Howard and Nesper (Lane) Mann.

     Dale was a devoted husband, father and a valued friend to many people. We loved him very much and will miss him dearly until we see him again.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Stella Maris Parish-Baileys Harbor site (Saint Mary's of the Lake) on Tuesday, April 25th at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. David Ruby as celebrant. The family will greet relatives and friends from 9:30 a.m. until the start of services at 11:00 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the church. Burial with military honors will follow at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. 

Dale's family would like to thank Mona from Ministry Home Care and David from Door County Medical Center Rehab Services for their care and assistance and to Father Ruby, Becky and Garey from Stella Maris for their spiritual care. A very special thank you to Penny and Pat who provided such great and compassionate care for Dale these last 14 months.

Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Orsted family. Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

Richard K. Malm


By Casperson Funeral Home




Richard K. Malm, 90, of Sister Bay, died early Tuesday morning, April 18, 2017 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

He was born November 6, 1926 in Elmhurst, Illinois, the son of the late Gunnard Mattias and Gunda (Sonsteby) Malm. Following his graduation from Glenbard High School in Glen Ellen, Illinois, Richard went on to receive his degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois in 1950. He served his country during WWII with the United States Army. On July 19, 1958, he married Sally Ann Jones in Hartford, Connecticut.

Richard was employed as on-site Architect for Northern Illinois University as well as other construction companyies throughout his professional career. In retirement, he and Sally moved to Door County in 1995.

He was a member of the Unitarian Universal Fellowship of Door County. Richard served on the board for Newport State Park along with volunteering at Habitat for Humanity, The Clearing, and The Ridges.

He is survived by his wife, Sally of Sister Bay; two daughters, Julia (Michael) Gilmarten of Villa Park, Illinois and Karin (Paul Babinec) Malm of Silver Spring, Maryland; three grandchildren, Anna Gilmarten, Lucas Babinec, and Reed Babinec; niece and three nephews, Elizabeth Ann Malm, John Gunnar Malm Jr., Curtis Lytton Malm, and Charles Allen Malm; his great-nieces and great-nephews; along with many dear friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Gunnard and Gunda Malm; and two brothers, John Gunnar Malm and Roy Lincoln Malm.

Private family services will be held.

Memorials may be made in Richard's memory to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, Scandia Village, or The Clearing.

Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

Randall "Randy" A. Gossen


By Huehns Funeral Home




Randall "Randy" A. Gossen, 64, of Sturgeon Bay, died early Thursday morning, April 20, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

He was born February 16, 1953 in Green Bay, the son of the late Harvey and Geraldine (Planter) Gossen. Randy graduated high school in De Pere with the class of 1971. He served his country with the United States Marine Corps until his honorable discharge in 1978. On August 30, 1980, he married Catherine F. Noah in Sturgeon Bay.

Randy was an expert welder and was employed with Bay Shipbuilding for over 35 years, retiring in 2015 due to ill health.

He was a member of Faith Alive Fellowship in Sturgeon Bay. Randy enjoyed woodworking and was a true DIY (Do it yourselfer). He was also a member of The Brotherhood of Boilermakers Union Local 449.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy; two children, Kevin Gossen, Heidi (Eric) Copiskey all of Sturgeon Bay; two grandchildren, Bryton, Zoey Copiskey; six siblings, Dick (Trong) of California, Bob (Jan) of Virginia Beach, VA, Ron of De Pere, Ralph (Nancy) of De Pere, Russ (Jean) of Pulaski, Rosemary Westenberger of De Pere; and nieces and nephews.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents; and granddaughter, Mollie.

Funeral services with military honors will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Tim Kornowski, and Pastor Tom Terry officiating. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Sunday after 2:00 p.m. until the time of services.

Memorials may be given for his family, or in his memory for Faith Alive Fellowship.

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

, 64, of Sturgeon Bay, died early Thursday morning, April 20, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

He was born February 16, 1953 in Green Bay, the son of the late Harvey and Geraldine (Planter) Gossen. Randy graduated high school in De Pere with the class of 1971. He served his country with the United States Marine Corps until his honorable discharge in 1978. On August 30, 1980, he married Catherine F. Noah in Sturgeon Bay.

Randy was an expert welder and was employed with Bay Shipbuilding for over 35 years, retiring in 2015 due to ill health.

He was a member of Faith Alive Fellowship in Sturgeon Bay. Randy enjoyed woodworking and was a true DIY (Do it yourselfer). He was also a member of The Brotherhood of Boilermakers Union Local 449.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy; two children, Kevin Gossen, Heidi (Eric) Copiskey all of Sturgeon Bay; two grandchildren, Bryton, Zoey Copiskey; six siblings, Dick (Trong) of California, Bob (Jan) of Virginia Beach, VA, Ron of De Pere, Ralph (Nancy) of De Pere, Russ (Jean) of Pulaski, Rosemary Westenberger of De Pere; and nieces and nephews.

Randy was preceded in death by his parents; and granddaughter, Mollie.

Funeral services with military honors will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Tim Kornowski, and Pastor Tom Terry officiating. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Sunday after 2:00 p.m. until the time of services.

Memorials may be given for his family, or in his memory for Faith Alive Fellowship.

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

Betty Mae Anschutz


By Huehns Funeral Home




Betty Mae Anschutz, 91, of West Jacksonport. passed away Thursday morning, April 20, 2017 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay with family at her side.

She was born May 29, 1925 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of William "Jack" J. and Josephine (Johnson) Simon. Betty graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1943 and relocated to Chicago, IL to work as a nanny. The following year she returned to Sturgeon Bay and worked at Bay Bakery for a short time. Betty was united in marriage to Milton "Slim" August Anschutz on June 16, 1945. Betty went to work for Evangeline Milk Company for one year and then worked for Dorco Manufacturing for 16 years.

She and Slim shared nearly 37 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1982.

Betty attended St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy after she was married. Her greatest joys in life were her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Betty loved gardening, canning, cutting her own grass, caring for her dog Barney, and knitting caps and mittens for her grandkids. She received great joy from getting letters from her dear friends, Frank and Betty Staube and niece, Ann Edmunds.

Betty will be missed by her by her daughter and three sons, Corrine Paschke of West Jacksonport, Milton (Betty) Anschutz of Algoma, Jerry (Kathy) Anschutz of Sevastopol, Edward (Lisa) Anschutz of Forestville; nine grandchildren, Edward, Holly, and Cassandra Anschutz, Jamie (Melodie) Lemens, Darin Paschke, Chris (Katy) Churches, Jessica Anschutz (Terry) Lipshetz, Brooke Anschutz, and Gina Anschutz (Tim) Jones; eleven great-grandchildren, Brylee Anschutz, Mason Younk, Ayden Anschutz, Morgan and Kaitlyn Lemons, Brandon and Connor Churches, Claire and Alexis Lipshetz, and Mackenzie and Levi Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law, Robert Paschke; one brother and four sisters, Russell (Louise) Simon, Glenice (Hap) Patza, Velora (Joseph) Mager, Madonna Simon, Harriet (Raymond) Batrich; and her beloved dog, Jake.

No public service will be held.

"Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the paramedics and the staffs of Door County Medical Center and Unity Hospice for their care given to our mother."

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

Robert Zima


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Robert (Bob) Zima, age 78 of Kewaunee died on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Emerald Shores Assisted Living. He was born in the Town of Carlton on June 9, 1938 to the late Ernest and Josephine (Kunesh) Zima.


He graduated from Sandy Bay Grade School and Kewaunee High School in 1956. He married Jennie Lauscher October 13, 1962 at Holy Rosary Church in Kewaunee. He served in the U. S. Army in 1956 to 1958.

He worked most of his life for Vinton Construction until retiring in 1996. He was a member of Holy Trinity Church in Casco. He was an avid collector of tractors and gas engines.

Survivors include Jennie, his wife of fifty-four years; a sister and brother-in-law: Rosemary and Francis (Chief) Tlachac. Two Rivers; a sister-in-law: Donna Lauscher, Casco; five nephews and four nieces; two God children. He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Hubert and Mary Lauscher; two brothers-in-law: Jerry Lauscher and James Lauscher; a sister-in-law: Betty Lauscher; a niece: Jackie Lenth and a nephew-in-law: Rickie Lauscher

Friends may call at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco after 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 28 until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. by Fr. Milton Suess. Burial of the urn will be at St. Adelbert Cemetery at Slovan.

Jennie and Rosemary would like to thank the staffs of Emerald Shores and Heartland Hospice for the care and concern that they gave Bob.

John (Teddy) Holsbach


By Wiesner Massart Funeral Home




John (Teddy) Holsbach, 61, of Casco passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.  He was born on October 24, 1955 to John and Irene (Derenne) Holsbach. Teddy married Sue Worachek on September 10, 1994 in Casco, WI. He was self-employed as a truck driver. Teddy had a great sense of humor, he loved working on trucks, telling silly stories, playing on the computer and keeping up with the grandkids.

 

Teddy is survived by his Wife, Sue; his children, Rob (Dani) Worachek and Stacie Obry (special Friend Ryan); grandchildren, Megan, Mariah, Reece and Easton; brothers and sisters, Bonnie Hoffman, Joe Holsbach, Sandra (Jerry) Bruhn, and Debbie (Keith) Garland; Teddy is also survived by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, as well as aunts and uncles.

 

Visitation will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Casco, on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 pm. Prayer Service will take place at 6:00 pm. Visitation will continue from 9:00-10:15 am at the funeral home on Monday, April 24, 2017. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, with Father Ron Colombo and Deacon Bob Miller officiating. Entombment will follow at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay. Online condolence may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Carl F. Berthlein


By Huehns Funeral Home




Carl Frederick Berthlein, 86, Sturgeon Bay, fell asleep in the loving arms of his family and awoke in the arms of the Lord early Tuesday morning, April 18, 2017 at Door County Medical Center.

 

He was born January 21, 1931 in Chicago, IL, the son of the late Charles F. and Ruth Blair (Campbell) Berthlein. Carl graduated from Lane Tech High School in Chicago in 1949. He went on to study industrial arts education at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie where he earned his bachelor's degree and master's in education.

 

 

Carl was united in marriage to Joyce Elaine DeVries on July 31, 1954 at First Reformed Church in Racine where they eventually attended. He was drafted to serve with the United States Army, entering in 1954 and serving with the Guided Missiles Brigade until his discharge in 1956. Carl then returned to Racine with Joyce and taught industrial arts at Washington Park High School for 32 years and was known for riding his bike or moped to school. He became the department chair a few years into his teaching career. Upon his retirement in 1988, Carl and Joyce moved to Door County and made their home in Sturgeon Bay. He had become familiar with the area from fishing trips over the years with his son, Dale and son-in-law, Jim. While living in Sturgeon Bay, Carl and Joyce were members of the United Methodist Church. They were also volunteers at the Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Carl was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping throughout the states with family and friends. He was a handyman and woodworker who was always willing to help anyone in need. Carl also liked photography, skiing, golfing, and their many travels throughout the world. He looked forward to picking sweet corn and popcorn at his cousin's farm in Illinois. Carl had a dry sense of humor and would always wait to see if anyone caught his "zingers."

 

He will be missed by his dear wife, Joyce, with whom he shared over 62 years of marriage; son and daughter, Dale (Judy) Berthlein of Racine and Sue (Jim) Brandtjen of Green Bay; three grandchildren, Jeffrey (Katie) Brandtjen [and their daughters, Matilda and Lucille], Kyle Brandtjen, and Christina (Chris) Pural; sister-in-law, Shirley VanDenHandel; four nephews; and friends. Carl was preceded in death by his parents; and brother-in-law, Wayne VanDenHandel.

 

Friends are invited to celebrate Carl's life with his family at the Berthlein home, 539 E. Walnut Pl., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

 

Memorials may be given in Carl's honor to The United Methodist Church or The Maritime Museum, both in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Berthlein family.

Virginia Ruth Horbinski


By Casperson Funeral Home




VIRGINIA RUTH HORBINSKI, 86, Sister Bay, WI was born to eternal life on April 17, 2017. She loved and was married to Richard Horbinski for 66 years.

 

Virginia was the daughter of William and Margaret Zastrow. She grew up on the banks of the Wisconsin River in the village of Merrimac among the rolling hills and bluffs of the Baraboo Range. After finishing school, she moved to Milwaukee to work for Capital Airlines where she served as ticket agent. It was during this time that she met the love of her life, Richard.

 

While raising her four daughters, she was the school secretary at Oriole Lane Elementary (Mequon) and volunteered as a Girl Scout leader. She then worked as secretary to the president of Metropolitan Savings and Loan (Thiensville). In short order, she became a mortgage loan officer and worked in that capacity until she retired to Northern Door County in 1991. That was the beginning of Virginia's and Richard's career in home building. After building and remodeling several individual homes, she and Richard purchased 100 acres in Sister Bay and built a beautiful subdivision of single family dwellings.

 

Virginia loved spending time with her family and enjoyed travel. She was a voracious reader, and in 1948, assisted noted Wisconsin author August Derleth on the book Sac Prairie People. Hers was a rich and happy life. She will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

 

She is survived by four daughters: Sharon (Tom) Krueger of West Bend, WI; Debra (Greg) Hageman of New Holstein, WI; Catherine Yohnk of Mequon, WI; and Joan (Rick) Gordon of Fish Creek, WI. She is further survived by five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and a brother William (Joyce) Zastrow of Clare, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter Marilyn , her brother Marion, and her sister Shirley Matz.

 

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, April 19 at Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay.

 

Services to be held Saturday, April 22 at Lumen Christi Parish, 2750 W.Mequon, WI. Visitation at 11:00 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 pm.

 

Donations in Virginia's memory to Feed and Clothe My People, 204 N.14th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 would be greatly appreciated.

 

Dave Baierl


By McMahon Funeral Home




David W. Baierl, 68, Luxemburg, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his home with his wife by his side, following a courageous battle with brain cancer attributed to Agent Orange.

 

He was born in Brown County to Ellen M. (Baenen) Baierl and the late Roland L. Baierl on February 06, 1949. He graduated from Luxemburg  High School in 1967, an athlete lettering in football, track and wrestling.  He married  his high school sweetheart, Carol J. Johnson at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg on August 24, 1968. He served in the United States Air Force from 1968 to 1972 serving in Vietnam for one year.  He truly was proud to be a Vietnam Veteran.  Dave was employed with James River/Georgia Pacific for 41 years as a Supervisor of the Instrumentation Department, retiring in 2009. He was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, serving as Commander for two years.  He received his pilot license in 1988 and was part owner and past President of the Nicolet Airport.  He was past President  of the Luxemburg Lions Club and member of the Luxemburg Sportsman Club. He was a life long member of St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, attending grade school, serving Mass, as well as a member of the Holy Name Society. His enjoyments included spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, attending their sporting events and was very proud of all of their accomplishments. He enjoyed taking the entire family to Mexico, and traveling with Carol to many destinations.  Dave was always ready to take family and friends for a plane ride and in 1993 he built his own airplane.  Dave and Carol spent 30 plus years attending the EAA in Oshkosh. Dave enjoyed going to his Mother's home on Sunday afternoon and playing cards with his family and grabbing chocolate as he left the house.  He was an avid reader and loved his aviation magazines.  He also enjoyed his Thursday night evenings at Northbrook County Club with his Fantasy Football buddies. One of Dave's favorite memories was attending the Ice Bowl with his father, December 31, 1967.

 

Dave loved taking the family out to dinner and breakfast at Village Kitchen.

 

Survivors include his wife, Carol and their daughters, Kim (Dale) Destiche, New Franken; Tracey (Mark) Jandrin, Luxemburg; four grandchildren, Lauren and Luke Destiche, Jacob and Mitchell Jandrin; his mother, Ellen Baierl, Luxemburg; seven siblings, his twin brother Donald (Nel) Baierl, AZ; Bob (Judy) Baierl, Green Bay; John (Brenda ) Baierl, Luxemburg; Barb (Barry) Nelson, Kewaunee; Ann (James) Voyles, Joan (Bill) Seidl, all of Luxemburg; Julie (Al) Paul, Green Bay;  brothers in law and sisters in law, Julie (Dave) Dalebroux, Luxemburg; Allen (Diane) Johnson, Pat Johnson, Ethel (Wayne) Delfosse, all of Green Bay; Sally (John) Slatky, Luxemburg; Julie (Gary Blohowiak) Johnson, Denmark; Lee (Cindy) Johnson, Luxemburg;  two godchildren, Anne Hopkins and Heidi VanEgeren; further survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Dave was preceded in death by his father, Roland L. Baierl; one brother, Tom "Butch" Baierl; one sister, Mary Baierl; his father in law and mother in law, Harold and Margaret Johnson;  two brothers in law and one sister in law, Leonard Johnson, Jim Johnson, Karen Grogan.

 

Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, 2:30 to 7:00pm on Friday, April 21, 2017. Closing American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 and St. Mary Parish prayer service 7:00 pm on Friday.  Visitation will continue between 8:30 and 10:00 am, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.  Funeral 10:30 am on Saturday with Rev. Milton Suess officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg with full military rites at graveside.  McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the family.

 

The family wishes to extend a thank you to Father Milton Suess and Deacon Bob Miller for all of their spiritual support, Aurora BayCare Medical Center especially Dr. Dhimant Patel of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center, nurse Lisa, Carrie and Joyce at Aurora for their compassionate care, Unity Hospice and nurse Gwen, the VA Clinic in Green Bay and family and friends for all of your visits and love during this difficult time.

 

Kim and Tracey would like to thank "Mom"  for taking such excellent care of "Our Dad!"

Michael Alan Foust


By Simply Cremations




Michael Alan Foust, 68, Sturgeon Bay, went home to meet his lord and savior April 11, 2017.  He passed away at home with loved ones at his side.  He was born March 22, 1949 in Rhinelander, WI to the late Jack and Marjorie (Norton) Foust.

 

He was a proud US Army Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He was an enthusiastic follower of Christ and was an active member of Prince of Peace Church where he was an occasional usher.  He enjoyed bible study groups, gardening, collecting eagles and talking about his children and grandchildren to whomever would listen.  He was also known to treat ice cream as a meal.

 

Michael will be deeply missed by an ex-wife, Janice Umland; Their three children, Tim (Heather) Foust, Jenny (Dan) Besaw and Crystal Foust; and six grandchildren; Courtney, Maggie, and Jack Foust and Jake, AJ and Dylan Besaw.  He is also survived by three brothers; Alan (Cathy)Foust, Brian (Denise) Foust and John (Vicki) Foust; Four sisters; Suzy (Charlie) Flesch, Ruth Ann Grau, Linda (Gene) Schickert, and Margie (Jim) Block.  Further survived by nephews, nieces other relatives, many friends and a special friend Sherry Poehler.  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Frank and Kenny.

Per her wishes, he will be cremated and a celebration of life will take place at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay on Sunday, April 30th at 11:30AM.

 

His children would like to extend a thank you to the Door County Veteran Affairs Office, Green Bay VA Clinic, Milwaukee VA Medical Center, Donna Moens and Ministry Home Care and Compassus in Green Bay.  And a very heartfelt thank you to his "angels" Gina and Stephanie.

Keith John Cigler


By Huehns Funeral Home




Keith John Cigler, 65, of Sturgeon Bay, died Easter Sunday morning, April 16, 2017 at his home.

He was born July 3, 1951 in Manitowoc, the son of the late Emil and Dorothy (Strutz) Cigler. He graduated from Manitowoc High School and later Fox Valley Technical College. Keith married Barbara Breitrick in Clintonville. She passed away in 1992. Keith worked as a barber for many years with Razors Edge in Sturgeon Bay. He was a talented musician and singer who performed with the "Country Strangers."

Keith is survived by his two children, Ben Cigler and his family of Green Bay, Amanda (Bruce) Bass (and their two children, Sophia and Emilia) of Sister Bay; brother, Dennis Cigler of Italy; and his dear friend, Pat Raynier and her family of Sturgeon Bay.

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from6:00 p.m. until the memorial service at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Tim Malek officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials would be greatly appreciated.

Condolences and memories may be shared at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Shawn Michael Frea


By Wiesner Massart Funeral Home




Shawn Michael Frea, 45, Virginia Beach (originally from Two Rivers, WI) passed away unexpectedly on Monday, April 10, 2017. He was born on December 22, 1971. He joined the U.S. Navy May of 1992 and retired as a Petty Officer First Class. Shawn is survived by his parents, John and Shirley Frea; wife, Violy Frea; step-daughter, Jenefer (David) Bateman; step-grandchildren, Alexis, Aava and Anthony; brothers and sister, Robert (Angie), Mike (Ann), Jesse and Jenny; grandparents, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his birth mother Sandy. Friends may call and visit with the family at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Casco, on Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 4-6 pm. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm with Pastor Carl Brewer officiating. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Mildred Ihlenfeldt


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Mildred Paplham Ihlenfeldt was born on April 7, 1917 to Wenzel and Evelyn Paplham on a farm in Carlton. She had an older brother, Ernest and a younger sister, Evelyn. She lived this earthly life fully and happily for exactly 100 years and 1 week. On June 8, 1937 she married Emory Ihlenfeldt and they moved to Kewaunee. They had two daughters, Marie who lives in Pensacola, FL and Jeanne who lives in Fond du Lac, WI.


Mildred was a seamstress for many years, before being employed by Jane Swoboda to make custom-made drapes for her business. Her old Singer sewing machine gave out long before she did. Mildred was a "people person" and enjoyed the people she sewed for. In later years she became very involved with the Kewaunee Senior Center, serving several terms as President. She also sang with the Golden Tones and the Czech Singers. She enjoyed playing cards her entire life. She was an active volunteer in the community, working at the Historical Society and greeting visitors coming through Kewaunee at the Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center.

She and Emory were married for 68 years and he preceded her in death in 2005. Mildred continued to live in her big, old house until Good Friday when she was taken by ambulance to the hospital where she died. Many thanks are due to her kind neighbors, the Karnitzs' and the Zimmennan's who made sure she was ok and also to her dear friend, Helen Clinton who drove her to church, the Senior Center, etc.

Mildred is survived by her daughters, Marie (Don Wright) and Jeanne, her two grandchildren, Terrie Wright and Chris Wright, and her two great-grandchildren, Casey and Conner Wright.

Friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. Visitation continues after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Community Congregational Church, 502 Center St. Kewaunee until the time of services. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m with Rev. Dr. John Wallace and Rev. Randy Kohls officiating. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery immediately after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kewaunee Senior Center or the Community Congregational Scholarship Fund.

Joan C. Blair


By Casperson Funeral Home




Joan (Caldwell) Rutledge Blair was born January 19, 1929 to Dr. Paul Rutledge and Jean (Hamilton) Rutledge in Kirkwood, Missouri.  The second daughter of 4 children (Anne, Paul (Tad) & Hamilton), Joan attended Mount Holyoke and then graduated from Washington University in Saint Louis.

 

After graduation Joan went to work for the CIA, living in Holland, Japan and Hong Kong before returning stateside in 1966.  During that time she married David West and had two sons, David and Christopher.   A second marriage to Clay D. Blair brought a new life researching and writing a large number of books and traveling across the U. S., Europe and in South America.

Regardless of where Joan lived, Washington Island was a constant in her life and she visited whenever she could.  Her family started coming to the Island in 1937 and Joan always hoped she could live here full-time someday.  The opportunity came in 1982 when Joan and Clay moved their writing operation to a house on Detroit Harbor.  Joan threw herself into Island life, becoming active in the Trinity church, women's club and building the Rec Center.

 

Joan passed away in the early hours of March 31st after battling lung cancer.

Joan was preceded in death by both of her parents, her husband Clay and her sister, Anne Truax.  She is survived by her two younger brothers, both sons, two daughters-in-law and three grandchildren.

Joan's final wish of passing away peacefully in her home on Washington Island was realized thanks to the dedication, generosity and love of her family, friends and organizations that supported her in her final days,.

 

Please consider donations to the following organizations:  Island Medical Fund, Unity Hospice, WICHAP.

 

A Memorial Service and celebration of Joan's life is planned for late July, 2017.

Norman L. Paul


By Schinderle Home Name




Norman L. Paul, 94, Algoma, WI, passed away Friday, April 14, 2017 at Oak Creek Assisted Living. He was born May 24, 1922 at the Paul Homestead, Town of Ahnapee, WI to Frank and Minnie (Lindstedt) Paul. Norman attended Kodan School in the Town of Ahnapee.

As a teenager he began working at the Kodan Cheese Factory and received a cheesemaker's license. He later drove an open rack milk truck picking up milk cans from the farmers while helping his father on the family farm, which has been in the Paul family since 1867 when it was settled by the first Paul family from Austria. He met Rita LeCaptain and married her on June 10, 1950 at the Holy Rosary Church in Kewaunee, WI. Norman and Rita purchased the Paul Family Homestead Farm from Norman's father. He also worked at the U.S. Plywood/Algoma Hardwoods for 20 years while still farming.

Norman took pleasure in photography along with developing and enlarging photos in his personal dark room. He started scanning pictures into his computer and at times would take old worn pictures, scan them and touch them up to look good again. Norman had fun playing cards with friends and in senior clubs. He and his wife, Rita, enjoyed traveling. He was a member of St. Mary's Church in Algoma all his life and also a member of both Algoma and Kewaunee Senior Citizen Clubs, Algoma Golden Age Club and Maple-Forest Seniors Club.

Norman is survived by 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; sister June (Willard) Mickelson, two sisters-in-law: Angela (Lloyd) Paul; Mary (Leander) Paul; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by both parents; four brothers, three sisters-in-law: Harold (Amy) Paul; Leander (Annabelle) Paul; Sylvester

(Muriel) Paul; Lloyd Paul; and brother-in-law: Willard Mickelson.

Family and friends may visit at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 5 - 8 pm, prayer service 7 pm, Wednesday April 19, 2017 and after 10 am Thursday at St Mary's Catholic Church, Algoma, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am with Father Peter Stryker officiating. Burial in the church cemetery.

Express your online condolences at www.schinderle.com

Thomas M. Meyers


By Schinderle Funeral Home


 



Thomas M Meyers, 77, Algoma, passed away unexpectedly, Thurs. April 13, 2017.  He was born on September 18, 1939 in Algoma, to Leon and Ellen (Madden) Meyers.

Tom graduated from the Algoma High School.

Tom married Judith A. DeMarb on October 24, 1959 in Sturgeon Bay.

He worked in a 3rd generation gas station with his brother Jim and his father, Leon.

In his early years, along with his brother Jim, Tom was an avid drag racer.  He was incredibly talented at restoring classic cars to the original glory - most recently, his prize winning 1957 chevy.  Tom's true passion was spending time on the lake.  Wherever there was water, you knew Tom would cast his fishing pole into it.  Tom was a retire firefighter of 22 years and was a member of the Algoma Boat Club.

Tom was a good man and was loved by all, especially his wife Judy; his children Debbie (Pat), Mike (Marie) and Tammy (special friend Steve); his eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; mother-in-law Frances DeMarb, brother Jim (Gloria) and sister Carol (Ken); numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law Gerald DeMarb

Family and friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9 AM until time of services at 12 PM with Fr. Peter Stryker officiating.

Send your online condolences to www.schinderle.com

Martha M. Anderson


By Huehns Funeral Home




Martha Marie Anderson, 97, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to the Lord on Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017 while at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay with family at her side.

    She was born March 9, 1920 in the Town of Nasewaupee, the daughter of Henry J. and Hannah (Magle) Michaels. Martha attended St. Joseph School. After the death of her mother, she went to Chicago to work at age 15, as a private family nanny. Martha finished her two-year study at Beautician School and worked in Michigan, Kewaunee, and Sturgeon Bay. She married Marshall H. Johnson on February 15, 1941. He preceded her in death on September 10, 1943 following his battle with Polio. On August 4, 1945, Martha was united in marriage to Leon Arthur Anderson in Kewaunee. They were blessed with over 50 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on June 14, 1996.

     She was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay and its Christian Mothers. Martha enjoyed sewing, loved cooking and baking, but most important in her life was the love of family.  

    Her family includes her four children, Thomas (Ginnie) Anderson of Omro, Robert "Andy" (Beth) Anderson of St. Augustine, FL, Nancy (Mark) Hicks of Valmy, and Scott (DeAnne) Anderson of Appleton; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Virgil Michaels of Manitowoc; two sisters-in-law, Gail Michaels, and Angela Michaels

    Preceding her in death was her parents, Henry and Hannah Michaels, husband, Leon Anderson; six brothers, Howard, Floyd, Ralph, Robert, Bernard and Henry and one sister, Grace Bunker.

  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Martha will be laid to rest in Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in the Town of Scott.

    Visitation for family and friends will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. A rosary will be prayed at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday at the church.

   Memorials may be given in Martha's memory for St. Joseph Parish or the St. Joseph Educational Endowment Fund.

    Martha was a beautiful lady both inside and out. She was a sweet and endearing woman, with a wonderful smile, who through the trials of life carried herself with dignity, learning that family togetherness was most important.

     "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth" Matthew 5:5

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

William "Bill" Arnold Spetz


By Nimsgern Funeral Home




William "Bill" Arnold Spetz, age 84 of Woodruff, WI died on Wednesday, April 12th at his residence.  Bill was born on September 22, 1932 in Ironwood, MI the son of Otto and Hanna (nee Tassava) Spetz.  He graduated from Luther Wright High School and Gogebic Junior College and later received his B.S. degree from Michigan State University and his Master's degree from UW-Superior.  Bill married Elva Marion Smith on June 18, 1960 and she survives.  

Bill was a High School Science Teacher at Southern Door County High School for 27 years.  He was a member of United Methodist Church of the Pines in Minocqua, WI and was a member of the town of Lac du Flambeau Zoning Committee.  He enjoyed reading, sports, fishing and hunting.  Bill loved visiting with people anywhere, anytime!  

He is survived by his wife: Elva Spetz and by his Children: Karen (Steve) Onsager, Brian (Heather) Spetz, Paul (Cindy) Spetz and Jana Spetz and by Grandchildren: Bradley (Heather) Crandell, Max Crandell, Riley and Isaiah Spetz, Will and Libby Spetz, Hannah, Amanda and Breanna Semmerling and by Great Grandchildren: Kate and Julia Crandell.  He is further survived by his Sisters: Arlene Renken, Viola Nixon and Edith Dobrinski and by his Aunt, Miriam Tungate, many Sister and Brother-in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his Parents, Otto and Hanna Spetz, his Brother-in-laws: Rod Nixon and Gil Dobrinski and by beloved Aunts, Uncles and his Grandson; Leo Spetz.

Memorial Service for Bill will be on Tuesday, April 18th at 11:00 AM at United Methodist Church of the Pines in Minocqua, WI with a visitation from 10:00 AM till time of service.  

Because of his love of knowledge and education, memorial donations can be directed to Minocqua Public Library Foundation Endowment Fund, 415 Menomonie St., Suite B, Minocqua, WI 54548

Online condolences may be shared at www.nimsgernfuneral.com

NIMSGERN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES OF WOODRUFF, WI IS SERVING THE FAMILY.

Jerald O. Schulz


By Wiesner Massart Funeral Home




Jerald O. Schulz, 83, of Crivitz, passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Jerald was born on October 12, 1933 in Suring, to the late Fredrick and Esther (Nelson) Schulz. He was a graduate of Suring High School of 1952. Jerald was a Caster Assistant at the Mirro / Foley Company in Manitowoc for 36 years, retiring in November of 1998. Jerald proudly served his country in the US Army from 1957-1959. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and especially spending time in the woods and tending his orchard.

 

 Jerald is survived by his children, David (Katie) Schulz, Christine (Peter) Hauterbrook, Paula Bergsbaken; 10 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; his siblings, Roger (Marie) Schulz, Rita (Pete) Ryan, Juanita Firgens, Maxine (Tony) Dempski, Arda (John) Dullman, Judith (Don) Wanner, Richard (Carlotta) Schulz, Bonnie (Peter) Tuchscherer; sisters-in-law Sharon Schulz and Dolores Schulz; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

 He was preceded in death by his two sons, Jeffrey Dale Schulz and Jerald Otto Schulz Jr; his brothers Arvid Schulz and Bruce Schulz; and son-in-law David Katzenmeyer.

 

 Visitation will take place at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Casco on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 9:00-11:15 AM. A Funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 11:15 am with Fr. James Massart officiating. Entombment will be held at Knollwood Memorial Park in Manitowoc. Online condolences may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

 

 Jerald left a wish to extend a special thank you to his daughter Christine for all the love and care for the last 6 years. Jerald's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Anna's Health Care and all the staff for their loving care and kindness to Jerald.

Robert Naze Sr.


By Tim Kowols




Robert F. Naze Sr., 88, Algoma, was called to eternity April 9, 2017.  He was born on March 9, 1929 to the late Xavier and Helen (Meunier) Naze and held the honor of first baby born in the newly built Algoma Hospital on Mill Street, Algoma, WI.  Bob married Gloria Hartwig on June 5, 1973.

 

Bob attended St. Mary Grade School and Algoma High School.  Upon graduating from high school on June 6, 1947, Bob joined the United States Army June 7 at age 18.  He was sworn in at Great Lakes Training Center in North Chicago, IL, attended basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and was stationed at Battalion Headquarters, Fort Ord, California. He retained the rank of S/Sgt. (Staff Sergeant) and was honorably discharged December 1948 and was a lifetime member of the American Legion.

 

He attended Badger Business School in Green Bay and started his career as an Insurance Agent, continuing in the business twelve years.  Bob became Traffic Manager at Badger Northland in Algoma, followed by Kaukauna and Neenah/Menasha.  He then worked as Traffic Manager at Dorco Manufacturing (now EcoLite), Sturgeon Bay, WI.  Bob became the first Traffic Manager at Wisconsin Label Corporation (Now WS Packaging Group) and retired from there in 1992.

 

From youth on, Bob maintained a passion for nature and animals.  He held a game farm license in his younger years and his avid love for hunting wild game took him near and far.  Bob was a former member of Algoma Pheasant Club and a lifetime member of Whitetails Unlimited.  His first deer hunt was with his father and friends in 1950, followed by a lifetime of hunting ducks, geese, fox, and mule deer (Wyoming trips) and always anxiously anticipated the yearly turkey hunts and deer season in WI and MI.  He gathered sixty-five years of stories and memories and always valued the privilege of hunting.

 

Bob was an extremely knowledgeable and talented man with a quick wit enjoyed by everyone!  He deeply appreciated family and friends, treasuring all the time spent with each of them – sharing special memories never to be forgotten.

 

Bob is survived by his wife Gloria (Hartwig) Naze, son West (Lindsey) Naze of Larchmont, NY, and two stepsons Scott Felber of Alliance, OH and Lee (Cheryl) Felber of Rio Creek, WI.  Bob's other children include Brian (Linda) Naze of Marquette, MI; Kris Soderman of Portage, WI; Kay Naze of Ft. Myers, FL; Lisa Leahy of Hudson, WI; Karen Naze of Algoma, WI; Patti (Dave) Donart of  Algoma, WI; Robert (Pam) Naze of Casco, WI; and Kevin Naze of Algoma, WI;  special first cousin, Harlen Blumreich of Seymour, WI; and many dearly loved grandchildren , great-grandchildren,  nieces, nephews, neighbors, and friends - too many to list - always remembered.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, father and mother-in-law, brother and sister-in-law Ferdinand (Fritz) and Betty (Gehl) Naze, sister Marion (Naze) Thielke, grandson Nathan Donart and other family members.

 

Bob "Digger" wanted to convey a very special thank you to Howie, Dan, Glenn, and the famed "coffee group" for the wonderful times over the years.  He so enjoyed being with you!

 

 

Visitation will be held Monday, June 5, from 2pm to 7 pm, at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma,  with a military service and concluding with full military rites at the funeral home.   In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bob's honor can be made to Algoma High School Girls Basketball Program or Algoma Pheasant Club.

Frederick P. Krumenacher


By Casperson Funeral Home




Frederick Paul Krumenacher 90 of Sister Bay, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 9th, 2017. Born on July 4th, 1926 in Milwaukee Wisconson to Fred Krumenacher and Appalonia Krumenacher (Schaefer) and raised by his wonderful step mother, Claire Krumenacher (Ferguson).

 

Fred is survived by his wife, Carol (Blossfield) of 58 years, sons Paul, Carl, Jack (Michelle), James, his daughter Anne and his grandsons, Alexander, Michael and Eric.

 

Fred served in the Korean war, as a doctor, stationed in Japan. He practiced internal medicine in Milwaukee for 40 years, where he was respected for his diagnostic skills and bedside manner.

 

After retirement he moved to Sister Bay, serving on the Health Board in Sturgeon Bay, volunteered at The Ridges Sanctuary and was a member of Stella Maris Parish.

 

He enjoyed riding his ATV, tending to his trees, watching sci-fi, and cocktail hour with his dear friend Darcie Weborg.

 

Our beloved Freddie had a love for life and family, he lived from the heart, strong and true.

 

Services will be held at Stella Maris Parish – Sister Bay Site on Saturday April 15, 2017 at 12:00 Noon. Visitation will be held at the Church from 11:00 A.M. until the time of Service.

 

Interment will follow the service at Rowley's Bay Cemetery.

Regina Anderson


By Schinderle Funeral Home




Regina R. Anderson 97, Algoma, died peacefully Sun. April 9, 2017 at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit with her family at her side.  She was born Jan. 2, 1920 in Ripon, WI to Paul and Julianna (Florek) Reinsch.  She was baptized at St. Wenzloff Church in Ripon.

 

Regina graduated from the Ripon High School in 1938,

 

Regina met Gordon Anderson while he was working in Ripon. They were married in Ripon on Oct. 14, 1940 and then they moved to Algoma.

 

Regina was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Rosary Society; the ladies golf leagues in Luxemburg and Alaska; Algoma Library book club and Friends of the Library.  She enjoyed her time that she spent with her family, golfing, playing bridge, reading and traveling.

 

Regina is survived by her two sons James (Elaine) Anderson, Green Bay; John (Cherie) Anderson, Princeton; two daughter Judy (Dale) Pahnke, Green Bay and Jean Haucke, Algoma; 15 grandchildren Julie Haucke, Jamie (Scott) Duca, Jackie (Rob) Passer, Jeff (Freecy) Heuer, Tammy (Paul) Adamski, Todd (Cheryl) Heuer, David (Sally) Heuer, Tom (Laura) Pahnke, Matt (Lauren) Pahnke, Dr. Rob (Jody) Anderson, Mike (Shelly) Anderson, Melissa Anderson, John (Janel) Anderson, Autumn (Steve) Stahl, and Jenny (Kent) Huseboe; 24 great grandchildren Tyler and Tim Jesse, David and Brad Peterson, Misty (Jason) DeWitt, Brooklyn and Maggin Dachelet, Nick and Chris Heuer, Alex, Tony and Aby Heuer, Brielle Pahnke, Aaron, Krista, Brandon and Jenna Anderson, Liberty, Isaac and Egan Ansorge,  Mia, Kar and Ashlynn Anderson, Parker, Owen and Marcus Anderson and Madison and Max Huseboe; seven great great grandchildren; one sister Helen Voysey, Ripon; two brothers Lawrence Reinsch, Ripon and Cyril (Nancy) Reinsch, Oshkosh; Sisterin-law Margie Reinsch, Ripon.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Gordie, her parents, in-laws Oscar (Julia) Anderson, sons-in-law Wayne Haucke and David Stuebs, grandsons-in-law Rick Peterson and Mark Jesse,two sisters Virginia Watson and Irene Ryan and one brother Donald Reinsch,  brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Terry Reinsch, Alice Radtke, Ethel Strye, Ellen Larson, Corliss Larson, Helen Anderson, Ralph Watson, Ray Voysey, Chalres Ryan, LeRoy Strye, Mick Radtke and Fred Larson.

 

Family and friends may gather at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma, from 9 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 with Rev. Peter Stryker officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.

 

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

 

Donations may be made to Friends of the Algoma Library or St. Mary Church.

Mercedes M. Dhuey


By McMahon Funeral Home




Mercedes M. Dhuey, 92, formerly of Casco died Saturday evening, April 08, 2017 at Autumn Fields CBRF.

 

She was born on April 02, 1925 in Dyckesville to the late Clem and Alice (Boucher) Dejardin. On June 10, 1947 Mercedes married Russell J. Dhuey at St. Louis Church in Dyckesville. He preceded her in death on July 07, 2016. Together they ran a dairy farm until their retirement and move to Casco. Her enjoyments included quilting, baking and cooking. She loved to garden and always had a fresh, warm meal ready for her family. Spending time visiting with neighbors and family were always priority.

 

Survivors include her five children, Dennis (special friend Cecilia Jossart) Dhuey, New Franken; David (Linda) Dhuey, Little Suamico; Diane (Dave) Elsen, Suamico; Dale (Gail) Dhuey, Green Bay; Daniel (Barb) Dhuey, New Franken; eleven grandchildren, Eric (Patti) Dhuey, Jessica (Mark) Durham, Chris (Angie) Dhuey, Tania Scrima, Scott (Brooke) Dhuey, Sarah Jacobs, Paul (Jenny) Jacobs, Brandon (special friend, Sara), Mandi (Branden) Luehring, Nick Dhuey, Josh Dhuey, nine great-grandchildren, Lauren, Tara, Bryce, Quinn, Grant, Harper, Owen, Evan and Bryce; two sisters, Dorothy Dhuey, Hobart; Lillian DuBois, New Franken; two sisters in law, Carol Jean Devillers, Kiel; Elsie Dhuey, Two Rivers; nieces and nephews.

 

Mercedes was preceded in death by one daughter in law, Patricia Dhuey; one grandson in law, Brian Scrima; four brothers, Lawrence Dejardin, Peter (Emma) Dejardin, Cryil (Libby) Dejardin, Martin (Stella) Dejardin; one sister and three brothers in law, Rita (Jim) Weidner, Goldie Dhuey, Clifford DuBois; five brothers in law and three sisters in law, Ronald Devillers, Jim Dhuey, Harold (Francine) Dhuey, Emily (Alois) Laurent, Lorretta (Louis) Thiry.

 

Friends may call at St. Peter Church, Lincoln, 9:00 to 10:45 am, Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

 

Funeral 11:00 am on Wednesday at the church with Rev. Ron Columbo and Deacon Paul Zenefski officiating.

 

Burial in St. Peter Cemetery, Lincoln. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Dhuey Family.

Dennis R. Slyfield


By Huehns Funeral Home




Dennis R. Slyfield, 75, of Clark Lake Drive in the Town of Jacksonport, was called home on April 7, 2017 at Door County Medical Center.

 

He was born July 26, 1941 in Milwaukee, the son of Robert and Bernice (Gaffrey) Slyfield. Dennis graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School in 1959. Following graduation, he worked for Kohl's Grocery Stores. On June 17, 1960, Dennis married Eileen E. Holz at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. He retired in 2007 from ACS Marketing in Glendale where he was manager of their Point of Purchase production division.

 

Dennis and Eileen had a cottage in Door County for 40 years, and they retired here full-time in 2007.

 

He worked at Peninsula Golf Course where he was able to enjoy his love of being around golf and playing the game. Dennis was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Eileen meant everything to Dennis, and his first concern was her welfare. They enjoyed fishing together at Clark Lake.

 

He is survived by his wife, Eileen; two daughters, Denise (Harvey) Toy of Greenfield, Deborah (Sonny) Miller of Brooksville, FL; four grandchildren, Ashley and Alexander Toy, Erik (Danielle) Miller, Lindsey (Cody) Walton; three great-grandchildren and twins on the way; his father, Robert Slyfield; and sister, Nancy (Gary) Catalano of Shorewood.

 

Dennis was preceded in death by his mother, Bernice; and sister, Susan Thompson.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7973 State Hwy. 57, in Baileys Harbor with Rev. Sue Gunderson officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Jacksonport.

 

Friends may call at the church on Wednesday after 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

 

Memorials may be given in Dennis' honor for Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Virginia Coolidge Greenfeldt


By Casperson Funeral Home




Virginia Coolidge Greenfeldt passed away at Scandia Village on April 2, 2017, three days before her 97th birthday. She is survived by her three children, Vance (Jinny) Gudmundsen, Gail Gudmundsen (Mead Killion) and Lynn Gudmundsen, her three grandsons, Theodore, Jake, and Peter Gudmundsen and one great grandson, John Vance Gudmundsen. Her husband, Lorman Greenfeldt (Washington Island), preceded her in death

 

Virginia was raised in Winnetka, Illinois, and she raised her children there as well. She first came to Door County with her children on vacation in the 1950s and loved the community. Soon thereafter she opened a knitting shop in Ephraim, which she kept open in the summers, named Ull Butikk (wool shop) in the Scandinavian tradition. The shop was in the current Chef's Hat location. Virginia was known for her custom-ordered flag sweaters, each uniquely designed, for which she painstakingly created patterns by coloring graph paper (each square a stitch) with different country or signal flags.

 

She made her permanent home in Baileys Harbor in 1969, where she owned and operated The 57 Shop (currently Nathan Nichols) until her retirement.

 

Virginia was known as Ginnie to most of her friends. She was a good listener, and many younger people thought of her as a second mother. She was an avid backgammon, bridge and Scrabble player, and she loved complicated jigsaw puzzles. She loved to dance, listen to music, and play '40s standards on the piano. Ginnie maintained her playful wit, teasing sense of humor and interest in people throughout her life.

 

Virginia was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Sister Bay. A memorial service will be held in May.

Gerald J.Uecker


By Forbes Funeral Home




Gerald Uecker, 90, of Forestville, passed away at home on April 7, 2017.  He was born July 24, 1926 in Forestville to Walter and Esther (Draves) Uecker.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.  On Aug. 27, 1955, he married Joyce Kramer at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Forestville.  She preceded him in death on May 7, 2000.

 

Gerald was proud to have lived on the Uecker family farm all of his life.  Early on, he farmed the land while also working in the shipyards.  He later worked as an electrician in the construction industry.  He was also the proud owner and operator of Uecker's Acres Cherry Orchard, enjoying the relationships he had with his customers for 30 years.

 

During his life, Gerald served as the Forestville Town Supervisor and a longtime member of the Forestville Town Cemetery Committee.  Gerald was also an active member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and was never more than a phone call away whenever something needed to be done or fixed.

 

Gerald was an avid bowler reaching his career high game of 233 at the age of 89.  He also enjoyed fishing in his spare time.  Gerald especially enjoyed a special relationship with his grandchildren, who looked forward to their time with him when they came to visit him on the farm.

 

Gerald will always be remembered as a kind, lovable man with an infectious laugh, who was easily able to connect with people from all walks of life.  He was loved and respected by friends and family, touching the lives of many during his 90 years.  He will be greatly missed.

 

Survivors include 3 daughters, Sue (Peter) Ernst, Brookfield, WI; Jane (James) Howard, Mukwanago, WI;  Sally (Thomas) Rich, Naperville, IL; and Scott Uecker, Milwaukee, WI; 7 grandchildren:  Alec, Cameron, and Jared Ernst; Dylan and Kayla Howard; and Taron and Lexis Rich; sister Velora Uecker; in-laws Nila and Robert Schley and Margaret Kramer.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and 2 sisters, Violet and Dorothy.

 

Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. with devotions to be conducted at 4:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue at St. Peter's Lutheran Church on Friday, April 14 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.   A funeral service with military honors will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Friday with burial at St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.

Emma Emilie Worachek


By Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home




Emma Emilie Worachek, 91, of Casco, passed away on April 7, 2017.  She was born on October 1, 1925 to the late Fred and Augusta (Naguschewsai) Hiller in Milwaukee, WI.  She lived in Milwaukee until 1938 and then moved to Brookside in Oconto County.  Emma finished her schooling and then moved to Green Bay where she worked and met her future husband Anthony Worachek. She and Anthony were married on August 12, 1947.  Together they raised 10 children and farmed in the Casco and Slovan areas.  The family farm is still in operation today. Emma was a member of the Holy Trinity Alter Society.

 

Emma is survived by her children Mary Ann (Wayne) Gilson, Green Bay; Raymond Worachek, Casco; Paul Worachek, Forestville; Steve (Vicki) Karnitz, Algoma; Alice (Jon) Stevenson, Green Bay; Lucy Ihlenfeldt, Kewaunee; Ed Worachek, Dyckesville; Ken Worachek, Casco; and Rose (Glenn) Jorgenson, Rhinelander; sister Elsie Blahnik; and sister-in-law Florence Worachek.  Emma was also blessed to be survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony and son Philip Worachek.

 

Visitation will be held on Friday April 14, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home in Casco and continue Saturday morning from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Doris Josephine Kinnard


By Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home




Doris Josephine Kinnard, 87, Casco, passed away at Autumn Fields Senior Living Community on Friday, April 7, 2017, with her family at her side. She was born in Namur on June 24, 1929 to the late George and Josephine (Draize) Jeanquart. After graduation from Brussels High School in 1947, she worked as a telephone operator in Forestville. On October 18, 1949 she married Norbert J. Kinnard at St. Mary's of the Snow Catholic Church, Namur. With Norbert, she operated a dairy farm in the Township of Red River for over 40 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and creating beautiful quilts for family and friends. The many family gatherings she hosted fostered lasting memories for her children and grandchildren. An active member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln, Doris served on the parish council and as president of the St. Anne Altar Society, coordinating funeral lunches for many years.

 

Surviving Doris is her husband Norbert of 67 years; daughter Lois (Ron) Mauermann, Green Bay; their sons, Fred (Jessie), Phil (Ali), Jacob; son Roger (Theresa), Sturgeon Bay and their children Josh (Kim), Carmen, Hugh (Laura), Franni (Jeremy) Malcore, Ben; daughter Rita (Paul) Keber, Waukesha; son Sam (Shari), Casco, and their children Eric (Dixie), Jason and Adam; son Pat, Kewaunee, and his children, Brent (Kari), Collin (fiancé Brittany), and Chantel. She is further survived by 13 great grandchildren, Josie, Paige, Camden, Kendall, Jude, Walker, Mason, Lexie, Will, Ana, Brock, Lane and Karter. She is also survived by one sister Emily Dhuey and sisters-in-law Madeline Jeanquart and Sharon Kinnard; sisters-in law and brothers-in-law, Vincent (Darlene) Kinnard, Monica (Kilton) VandenHouten, Marvin (Donna) Kinnard, Allen (Dottie) Kinnard, and many nieces and nephews.

 

Doris was preceded in death by her parents and father and mother-in-law, Bill and Lucy (LeRoy) Kinnard; sisters and brothers-in-law Celine (John) Cumber, Marie (James) Jadin; brothers and sisters-in-law Roy Jeanquart, George (Blanche) Jeanquart; brothers-in-law Harris Dhuey and Mark Kinnard and Godchild Linda Opicka.

 

Visitation with the family will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017 from 4-8 pm at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, 107 Wiesner Ave., Casco. Rosary will be held at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln, from 9:30-11:00 am. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Tony Birdsall and Deacon Paul Zenefski officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Willard Hugo Dhein


By Huehns Funeral Home




Willard Hugo Dhein, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday morning, April 3, 2017 at Whispering Pines CBRF.

He was born April 9, 1924 in West Bend, the son of the late Henry and Amanda (Bock) Dhein. Willard graduated from West Bend High School in 1942. Willard served his country for two years with the United States Army 4th Division during WWII, helping to liberate Paris and seeing combat in the Hürtgen Forest and the Battle of Bulge. He earned a Bronze Star, Oak Leaf Cluster, and five battle stars. Upon his return home, Willard studied at Ripon College where he met Annette Solway of Sturgeon Bay. They were united in marriage on September 23, 1950 at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church and celebrated over 66 years of marriage.

Willard returned home to West Bend with Annette, and, after a stint at the West Bend Aluminum Co., he began working for First National Bank (later M&I Bank). Annette spent many summers in Sturgeon Bay with her mother and children in the Bay Shore Drive cottages next to the house where she was born. Willard joked that he was allowed "visiting privileges" on weekends. He retired from the bank as Vice President in 1986 after 34 years. That same year, Willard and Annette built a house adjacent to the cottages and moved to Sturgeon Bay.

Willard's dry sense of humor served him well as master of ceremonies for his annual high school class reunions and bank Christmas parties, which were never the same after he retired. As a member of the West Bend Rotary Club, he presided over the annual fish boils for many years. Willard attended Immanuel United Church of Christ in West Bend, and Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay. He volunteered at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay, helping hang the exhibits. Willard enjoyed exploring the country on car trips, making sure to avoid the big cities. But his favorite pastime was taking care of the home property; he enjoyed mowing the lawn, gardening, fighting grapevines, and having bonfires on the beach. Willard liked to say that he married Annette for her property.

He will be missed by his wife Annette; children Cindy (Jack) Follick of Sturgeon Bay, Steve (Debbie) Dhein of Green Bay, and Edie (Greg) Chmielewski of West Bend; grandchildren Julia and Andrew Follick, and Justin, Reed, and Blake Dhein; nieces, nephews; and friends.

Willard was preceded in death by his brother Henry Dhein and wife June; sister Dorothy Dhein; and sister-in-law Jean Solway Walker and husband Jim.

A memorial gathering to honor Willard's life will be held in summer 2017. Interment will be in the Hope Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be given in Willard's memory for the Hope Memorial Gardens (mail to Hope Church, 141 S. 12th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235).

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Dhein family. Condolences may be offered at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Robert O. Yttri


By Casperson Funeral Home




Robert O. Yttri, Fish Creek, WI. died on Thursday April 6, 2017 at a Green Bay Hospital. Arrangements are pending for a Celebration of his life at a future time.

James "Jim" Seiler


By Forbes Funeral Home




James "Jim" Seiler, 73, of Forestville, passed away on April 5, 2017.  He was born March 15, 1944 in Sturgeon Bay to Walter and Grace (Halverson) Seiler.  On May 24, 1986, he married Keitha Langlois in Appleton.  Jim attended and played varsity football at Algoma High School, graduating in 1962.

Jim worked as a salesman for Reliable Beauty Products for 35 years.  He had previously worked for Ford Credit in Appleton.  In his retirement, he operated a sharpening business throughout the state.

During his life, Jim enjoyed owning horses, deer hunting, restoring old lawn tractors, and travelling to Iola in his '57 Chevy Pick up Truck.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, 3 children, Jeff Seiler, Appleton; Bonny Sorenson, Appleton; and Joseph Seiler, Aspen, CO; 2 grandsons, Alex James and Jeffrey Mark; brother John (Joan) Seiler and sister Janet (Jocko) Rader, all of Sturgeon Bay; also 2 god-children, Kerri Mallien and Brock McArdle; and 6 nieces and 1 nephew.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Tanum-Forest Lutheran Church.  Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 12:00 noon until the time of service.  A memorial fund has been established in his name.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Angie Kohlbeck


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Angeline (Angie) Kohlbeck, age 78 of Kewaunee died on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee. She was born on February 2, 1939 in Kewaunee to the late Alvin (Tiny) and Mary (Urban) Thor.



She graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1957. She married Robert Kohlbeck of Algoma on June 13, 1959 and he preceded her in death January 4, 1995.

 

She worked for the Kewaunee Care Center, worked for the Holy Rosary Child Care Center and later was a care taker of the late Fr. Dan Dewane.

 

She was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Parish, a former member of the Kewaunee Jaycettes.

 

Survivors include three daughters and two sons-in-law: Carrie & Daniel Coonan, Austin, TX; Suzanne & Eric Neumann, Franklin, WI; Shari Kohlbeck & special friend, Jeromie Robertson, Green Bay; six grandchildren: Kaylin S. (Paul A.) Anderson, stationed in Honolulu, HI; 1Lt. Samuel T. VanBeckum, U. S. Army, Signal Corps Manhatten, KS deployed to South Korea; Corbin K. Coonan, Milwaukee, WI; Alec R. Neumann, Kate E. Neumann & Sarah E. Neumann of Franklin, WI; Madeline M. Burmeister, Kewaunee, WI; one great granddaughter: Arya M. Anderson, Honolulu, HI.

 

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Saturday April 8 at Holy Rosary Church, Kewaunee until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Fr. James Dillenberg.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

 

The family would like to thank the staff of Atrium Post Acute Care Center and Asera Care Hospice for the support & care that they gave Angie and her family.

Dr. Richard E. Wiesner


By Forbes Funeral Home




Dr. Richard Earl Wiesner (Doc), age 80, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, died on April 5, 2017, after a long struggle following a massive stroke in 2006.

 

Doc was born on January 21, 1937 to Earl & Jeanette (Bonnes) Wiesner of Sturgeon Bay. He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1955. He completed his undergraduate studies at UW Oshkosh and went on to graduate from the Illinois College of Optometry in Chicago in 1963, receiving his Doctor of Optometry degree.

 

He was united in marriage to Teryl (Terry) A. Mundt on January 26, 1963 in Muskegon, MI, before moving to Sturgeon Bay. They were blessed with 3 children and 54 years of marriage.

 

He was a man of faith: a church member, Sunday School teacher, and Sunday School superintendent at Bay View Lutheran Church. At the time of his stroke, he was president of the church council.

 

Doc was an Optometrist serving the Door County community for 43 years. His primary practice was in Sturgeon Bay, with satellite offices in Sister Bay and Washington Island. He was very dedicated to his profession and his patients. He put off retiring until he could find the right replacement for himself – Dr. Paul Filar, Peninsula Vision Care. He was retired for only 3 months, while vacationing at his favorite spot in Siesta Key, FL when he suffered a massive stroke.

 

He was president of every organization he joined – College Fraternity, Toast Masters Club, Sturgeon Bay School Board, Sturgeon Bay Lions Club (50-year member), Wisconsin Optometric Association, and Northeast Wisconsin Optometric Association. He was also past master of the Henry S. Baird Masonic Lodge (50-year member).

 

Doc was a role model for his family by being an example of honesty, integrity, and good moral character and he taught them the value of a good work ethic. He was a big outdoor enthusiast enjoying gardening, fishing, boating, skiing, camping, and golfing thru the years. Plus he loved to play cards, especially sheepshead and cribbage. And it was all about winning! He was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson, Christopher Price. He is survived by his wife, Terry; three children, Marsha Wiesner (friend, Patrick Steebs), Pamela (Deepak) Advani, and Rick (Kristi) Wiesner; three grandchildren, Nathan Leesman-Wiesner, Drew Price, and Ariana Advani; sister and brother-in-law, Marilyn & Leroy Liebe; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will be held at Forbes Funeral Home on Friday April 14 from 4-7 PM. Visitation will continue at Bay View Lutheran Church, Saturday morning, April 15, 2017 from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Timothy Malek officiating.

 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.  The fund will honor his life through support of various community organizations. The Wiesner family would like to thank the staff of Whispering Pines and Southern Care Hospice for their compassionate care and support, and to Rhonda Clark for the love, joy, and card playing fun she provided Doc on a regular basis for several years.

Shirley Allie


By Forbes Funeral Home




Shirley Allie, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on April 3, 2017 at Cardinal Ridge CBRF.  She was born August 22, 1929 in Wabeno, Wisconsin to John and Evelyn (Davis) Denn.  On June 25, 1949, she married Albert "Bud" Allie at St. Joseph Church in Sturgeon Bay.  He preceded her in death on August 15, 2010.

 

Shirley worked as a receptionist for Dr. Hobson for a number of years until he retired.  She was an avid painter and especially enjoyed painting birds, flowers, and various landscapes.  Shirley was a wonderful grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

 

Survivors include 5 children: Pamela (Michael) Campling, Austrailia; Catherine (Philip) Sanders, Florida; Theresa (David) Leist, Sturgeon Bay; Robert Allie, Fond du Lac; and Christopher (Eva) Allie, Sturgeon Bay; 9 grandchildren, Jonathon, Britany, Danielle, Ashley, Hailey, Chad, Reif, Trevor, and Mariah; 2 great-granddaughters, Mia and Frankie; 1 great-grandson Jack; and brother Gilbert Denn.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother John.

 

A memorial mass will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 10, at St. Joseph Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.   Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ben Estel


By McMahon Funeral Home




Benedict "Ben" L. Estel, 88 of Luxemburg, died peacefully late Tuesday evening, April 04, 2017 surrounded by his family.  He was born on July 26, 1928 in Green Bay to the late Peter and Caroline (Pauli) Estel.  Ben served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1952.  On November 27, 1952 he married Elaine Shefchik at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Pilsen.  Together they ran a dairy farm in Luxemburg while Ben also was employed with the Luxemburg Post Office, retiring in December 1992.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Luxemburg, a member of the Holy Name Society and  he attended Mass almost daily.  He was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg for 56 years.  He served as  Color Guard for the American Legion. On September 11, 2014, Ben was honored with the opportunity to take a trip with The Old Glory Honor Flight to Washington D.C.

 

In his spare time he enjoyed playing cards, bus trips, watching the Packers and Brewers, gardening especially potatoes  and  having breakfast at Village Kitchen with his friends.  He loved spending time with his family.  His pride and joy were his 19 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

 

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Elaine, and their eight children, Jerry (Sherrie) Estel, Dave (Lynne) Estel, Green Bay; Germaine (Richard) Wertel, Denmark; Darlene (Warren) DeGrand, Luxemburg; Marie (David) Salzsieder, Denmark; Jane Dorner (special friend Jerry Naze) Luxemburg; Jim Estel, Green Bay; Dan (Vicki) Estel, Luxemburg; 19 grandchildren, Brian Estel (special friend Mallory), Kari Estel (special friend Jon), Catie (Jason) Heimke, Adam (Kyleen) Wertel, Ben Wertel, Chrystl (Brian) Wallace, Lee (Sara) DeGrand, Michelle (Brandon) Cole, Vicky (Nathan) VandenBranden, Stacy Salzsieder, Scott Salzsieder, Sarah (Mike) Laurent, Karen (Chad) Rosenberg, Sharon (Don) Aregoni, Roxie (Chad) Mielke, Nathan Dorner, Tonya (Adam) Kane, Amanda Estel, Josh Estel; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Estel, Green Bay; one sister and one brother in law, Betty and Don Ledvina, Green Bay; one sister in law, Mary Jo Shefchik, Luxemburg; many nieces and nephews.

 

Ben was preceded in death by one daughter in law, Annette Estel; two brothers in law and three sisters in law, Raymond and Betty Estel, Peter and Alice Estel, Marcy Estel; four sisters and four brothers in law, Eleanor and Jake Wachal, Stacie and Frank Krines, Millie and Eben Vandeveld, Hildegarde and Norman Jonet, two brothers in law and one sister in law, Norbert Shefchik, Ronald and Marilyn Shefchik; his mother in law and father in law, Jacob and Katherine Shefchik.

 

Friends may call 3:00 to 7:15 pm, Friday, April 07, 2017 at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.  American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 service at 6:45 pm on Friday. Closing parish prayer service 7:15 pm.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:30 am on Saturday, April 08, 2017 at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.  Funeral10:45 am on Saturday with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Full military rites to follow at the church.  Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

 

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

 

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

 

The family would like to extend a Thank You to Father Milton Suess, the Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Department, the many health care providers that cared for our Dad over the past several years.  A very special Thank You to all of our family and friends for offering us your support during this time.

 

Dad,  We love you and will miss you. So long until we meet again!

Virginia Coolidge Greenfeldt


By Casperson Funeral Home




Virginia Coolidge Greenfeldt passed away at Scandia Village on April 2, 2017, three days before her 97th birthday. She is survived by her three children, Vance (Jinny) Gudmundsen, Gail Gudmundsen (Mead Killion) and Lynn Gudmundsen, her three grandsons, Theodore, Jake, and Peter Gudmundsen and one great grandson, John Vance Gudmundsen. Her husband, Lorman Greenfeldt (Washington Island), preceded her in death

Virginia was raised in Winnetka, Illinois, and she raised her children there as well. She first came to Door County with her children on vacation in the 1950s and loved the community. Soon thereafter she opened a knitting shop in Ephraim, which she kept open in the summers, named Ull Butikk (wool shop) in the Scandinavian tradition. The shop was in the current Chef's Hat location. Virginia was known for her custom-ordered flag sweaters, each uniquely designed, for which she painstakingly created patterns by coloring graph paper (each square a stitch) with different country or signal flags.

She made her permanent home in Baileys Harbor in 1969, where she owned and operated The 57 Shop (currently Nathan Nichols) until her retirement.

Virginia was known as Ginnie to most of her friends. She was a good listener, and many younger people thought of her as a second mother. She was an avid backgammon, bridge and Scrabble player, and she loved complicated jigsaw puzzles. She loved to dance, listen to music, and play '40s standards on the piano. Ginnie maintained her playful wit, teasing sense of humor and interest in people throughout her life.

Virginia was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Sister Bay. A memorial service will be held in May.

John G. Leroy


By McMahon Funeral Home



John "Jack" LeRoy, 48, Luxemburg, died unexpectedly Monday morning, April 3, 2017 at his home due to complications of diabetes. He was born June 4th, 1968 in Luxemburg to Glenn B. and Bonita M. (Reince) LeRoy. Jack graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School, class of 1986, and went on to receive his accounting degree from NWTC in Green Bay. Jack is survived by his four children, Andy, Cerra, Trevor, and Jacob who were the light of his life. Jack is further survived by his parents Glenn and Bonnie. His brother Jeff and sister in law Tina and their children Amanda and Brian Olson and their two children Carson and Jack; Alex LeRoy and Jessica Peterson and their children, Ella, Zander, and Sawyer; Ashley LeRoy and Tylor Kroll; Adam LeRoy and Erica Sampo, and Austin. Brother Allen and sister-in-law Karen and their children, Dom LeRoy and Paige Deeter, and Warrick LeRoy and Paige Rowe. Sister Barb and fiancé Brian Boulanger and her children Zach and Brianna Gaedtke. Sister Vicky and fiancé Nick Slaght and her children Brittney and Logan Toneys, and Cassandra. Further survived by his Aunts and Uncles Jerome and Becky Reince, Myron and Godmother Becky Massart, Neal and Lori Reince, Ray and Gloria Ciha, Gary and Julie LeRoy, Danny and Linda Philips, and Bernie and Sue LeRoy and many cousins.


Jack is preceded in death by his grandparents Bernard and Loretta LeRoy, Earl and Jane Reince. Godfather Tom Jeanquart and Aunt Diane Jeanquart. Infant uncle Joseph Reince, and the mother of his children Kris Rentmeester LeRoy.

Jack loved to spend time with his family and until his passing he always helped his parents on the farm. Jack also enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers along with being an avid NASCAR fan. Jack enjoyed working and his career included the Bank of Luxemburg & Bellevue, Title Trends, Bay Title Abstract, BP gas station in Luxemburg and most recently to present at NEW Plastics. Jack was also a former member of the Chamber of Commerce and enjoyed being around other people. He always enjoyed teasing his nieces and nephews and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. Jack's welcoming smile will be remembered and sadly missed by everyone.

Friends may call at MCMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, April 7, 2017 from 3:30 to 7:30pm.

As per requested, no flowers, please.

Funeral service to follow at 7:30pm with Deacon Robert Miller.

Helen Kraynik


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Helen L. Kraynik, long-time resident of Church Road, Kewaunee, and more recently of Silver Leaf and Linden Manors, passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017, at the age of 96.



Helen was born in Pine Grove/Ledgeview on June 6, 1920, to Charles and Mae (Marcussen) Reuter and was the youngest of six children. She attended both West and East High Schools in Green Bay.

 

She ran a dairy farm with her late husband Edward and was a twenty-year employee of Leyse's Aluminum Co. in Kewaunee. After her retirement, she was a strong supporter of their son Kenneth's conversion of the dairy farm to a pick-your-own strawberry farm and continued as an avid gardener until the age of 94.

 

Helen had a lifelong passion for music and played various instruments throughout her life but had a special love of the button accordion. She performed locally for many happy years with the Jolly Czechs while also singing with the Golden Tones.

 

Helen is survived by her three children: Carol Doehler and Kenneth Kraynik (Judy) of Green Bay, WI, and Kathryn Kraynik, Homewood, IL; seven grandchildren: Todd Kraynik (Linda) and Amy Swallow (Roy), both of Kewaunee; Troy Kraynik (Molly), Sobieski, WI; Dawn Barnes (Ronnie), Grayslake, IL; Paul Doehler, Denmark, WI; Jason DeBaker (Beth), Glenview, IL; Rachel Nemchenok (Victor), Riverdale, MD; and twelve great-grandchildren: Tyler Kraynik; Amanda Bartelson; Lauren, Dylan, and Shane Barnes; Ryan and Abby Swallow; Hailey and Emma Kraynik; Layla and Jayden DeBaker; and Bram Nemchenok. She loved and is beloved by all.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Edward H. Kraynik, son-in-law John "Jack" Doehler, her sister Alice Siudzinski, and 5 older brothers Robert, Bernard, Alvin, Raymond, and Sylvester Reuter.

 

Visitation will be on Friday, April 7, after 4:00 p.m. at Buchanan's Funeral Home, 1425 Ellis Street, Kewaunee. Visitation continues on Saturday, April 8, after 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carlton, with funeral services at 11:00 a.m. and burial in the church cemetery. Pastor Dan Schmidt will officiate.

 

The family thanks the staff and residents of Silver Leaf Manor, Kewaunee, for making Helen's last two years of retirement enjoyable; the staff of Linden Manor, Bellin Health Clinic of Kewaunee, especially Marcia Hayes, and Unity Hospice of Green Bay for the ever-caring supportiveness as Mom fought a last good fight with pancreatic cancer; and all the friends and neighbors, near and far, past and present, for gracing Helen's wonderful, long life with their gifts of joy and friendship.

 

Special thanks to the University of Chicago PSD Graphic Arts staff for help with memorial boards and photos

Joyce M. Weckler


By Forbes Funeral Home




Joyce Marie Weckler, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on April 2, 2017, at Anna's Healthcare.  She was born on August 24, 1932, in Sturgeon Bay to Frank and Neva (DeJardin) Brauer.  Her father bought a farm in Little Sturgeon and there they settled and farmed.  She had two sons by her first marriage, she then married John Weckler. They were married going on 31 years when the Lord called John home.  Joyce loved the outdoors, fishing and hunting, gardening, and canning.

 

Survivors include two sons, Daniel (Barbara) Riederer, Sturgeon Bay; David (Mary) Riederer, Wausau; two grandchildren, Dayna (Nathan) Miller, Muskego; Aaron Riederer, Wausau; four great-grandchildren, Braden, Benjamin, Emily, and Parker; two step-children, Charmaine Peterman, Alabama; and Scott Weckler, Las Vegas; two brothers-in-law, Harold Plagens Florida; and Stanley LaViolette, Sturgeon Bay.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Jerome Riederer, and John Weckler; twin sister, Jean LaViolette; sisters, June Plagens and Betty (Vernon) Destree.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 Thursday, April 6, 2017, at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels with Rev. Ron Colombo and Deacon Paul Zenefski officiating.  Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday at the Forbes Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Thursday.  A rosary service will held at 4:00 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Wednesday.

Florence Podraza


By (Funeral Home Name)




Florence Podraza, 92 of Baileys Harbor, WI died at Good Samaritan Scandia Village on March 31, 2017. She was born in Chicago, IL on July 5, 1924 to Stanley and Antoinette (Baron) Zaucha.

 

Born of immigrant parents and raised in the great depression she worked at several jobs while making a home for her husband and raising three sons. During World War II she volunteered at a hospital helping veterans.

 

Flo and Ted were married on June 23, 1943 in Sioux Falls, SD, where Ted was training for the 8th Air Force. After the war they moved back to Chicago.

 

When their sons were grown, she and Ted moved to Pleasant Prairie in southern Wisconsin. She worked at Abbott Laboratories until she retired, much to the dismay of her bosses, who thought very highly of her work.

 

Continuing their migration north, they moved to Baileys Harbor. Where she and Ted were active in the church and veterans affairs.

 

She is survived by her sisters, Rose Danis and Wanda ( James ) Luisi; her three sons, Robert ( Eloise ), James (Elaine ) and Thomas (Coey ) Podraza; one grandson, three granddaughters, four great grandsons, three great granddaughters, five nieces and two nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Theodore Podraza and sisters-in-law, Bernice Sadin and Helen Dzeglewicz.

 

Funeral Mass will be held at Stella Maris Parish – Baileys Harbor Site on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Visitation at the Church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of Mass on Friday. The Rev. David Ruby officiating.

 

Interment will be at St. Mary of the Lake Cemetery in Baileys Harbor.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Stella Maris Parish in her memory.

Lee Michael Peterson


By Huehns Funeral Home




Comforted by the loving presence of his family and favorite rock music playing in the background, Lee Michael Peterson, 64, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away late Friday afternoon, March 31, 2017 while at the Seasons Hospice Mission Creek Inpatient Center in Waukesha.

 

 

He was a lifelong resident of Sturgeon Bay born August 6, 1952, the son of Raymond George Peterson and Irene Charlotte (Kemp) Peterson. Lee attended Sturgeon Bay High School and graduated with the class of 1970. Inspired by the music that filled his home growing up, Lee went on to study instrumental music at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where he earned his degree in 1974.

 

He was united in marriage to Christine Lois Hanson on Valentine's Day in 1976 at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church where he was a lifelong member, former trustee, and in recent years assisted with the lawn care. Lee and Chris were blessed with over 41 years of marriage.

 

He was employed with the City of Sturgeon Bay Parks Department from 1975 until 2000, ending with the position of Parks Director. In 2001, Lee started "LP's Peninsula Service" and provided lawn care and snow removal for numerous community members. Many appreciated his honest attention to detail for the need of his services, and over the years, he had many loyal customers. Lee continued working until 2013, when he retired his business due to physical limitations.

 

He actively pursued his passion of music following his retirement, accumulating a collection of guitars which he enjoyed tuning and playing. Lee was an avid racing fan who enjoyed watching NASCAR and being a part of the pit crew at the local stock car races for Kevin Sternard. He also liked following softball and wished he could have attended the women's softball college world series. Lee loved dogs and enjoyed time spent with his own and others over the years. He also enjoyed vacationing in Florida and spending time with his family and friends.

 

Lee will be deeply missed by his wife, Chris; daughter, Shanna; parents-in-law, Bill and Ginny Hanson; siblings-in-law, Val (Tom) Johnson, Phil (Beth) Hanson, Marla (Jeff Lustilla) Sternard, Amy (Jeff) Gauger, and Melissa Peterson; nieces and nephews; the Qualman family, the Swoboda family; and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Steve; and brother-in-law, Charles "Chuck" Sternard.

 

Lee's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5, 2017at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church, 323 S. 5th Ave., with Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp, Sr. officiating. He will be laid to rest in Shiloh Moravian Cemetery immediately following the funeral.

 

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Tuesday evening,April 4, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., in Sturgeon Bay and will continue at the church, Wednesday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Lee's memory.

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