Obituaries Archives for 2017-05

Norman R. Becker


By Huehns Funeral Home




Norman Raymond Becker, 71, of Baileys Harbor, passed away Tuesday morning, May 30, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay.

 

He was born November 26, 1945 in Port Washington, the son of Clarence and Barbara (Lanser) Becker. Norm graduated from Port Washington High School in 1964. He went on to study at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and then Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton where he earned his degree in accounting and data processing in 1971. Norm was united in marriage to Susan Ann Pause on May 11, 1968 at St. Peter Catholic Church in Oshkosh. He initially worked in hospital administration and was the business office manager for St. Alphonsus Hospital in Port Washington. He and Sue moved to Door County in 1988 and made their home in Sturgeon Bay. They moved to Baileys Harbor in 1996. Norm was the bakery manager for Callsen's Main Street Market in Egg Harbor and worked at the market from 1995 until 2011. He and his wife established Journey's End Motel & Cabins in Baileys Harbor in 1996 and presently own and operated together.

 

Norman enjoyed all aspects of being the owner of Journeys End Motel and Cabins. He particularly enjoyed providing his guests with a memorable vacation.  He enjoyed cooking and grilling and canning foods – tomato juice, pickles and dilly beans. Norm also liked gardening. Above all, he loved his family. Spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren made him the happiest. Norm will be remembered for his patience, dry but funny sense of humor, and being a real "Mr. Nice Guy."

 

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Sue, with whom he shared over 49 years of marriage; daughter and son, Kristin (David) Phillips of Kentucky and Andrew (Shelby) Becker of Appleton; four grandchildren, Lodner and Niles Phillips and Ava and Ethan Becker; two sisters and one brother, Darlene (Bryan) Hanke of Manitowoc, Jeannie (Lanny) Lillibridge of Melbourne, FL, and Daniel (Lola) Becker of Oneida; nieces and nephews, other relatives; and friends.

 

Norm was preceded in death by his parents; and infant brother, John.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017 at Stella Maris Parish-Baileys Harbor site with Fr. Ron Colombo as celebrant. Norm will be laid to rest in the Baileys Harbor Town Cemetary.

 

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

 

IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, memorials may be given in Norm's honor to Feed and Clothe My People.

Clarence Roy Destree


By Forbes Funeral Home




Clarence Roy Destree, 90, Luxemburg, passed away at his home in the Town of Union on May 30, 2017.  He was born on March 18, 1927 to John and Clemintine (Engelbert) Destree.  On May 22, 1946 he married Marion Parins at Namur, she preceded him in death on October 1, 2013.  They live and farmed in the Town of Union for many years.

Clarence was a wonderful caretaker for the majority of his life.  He was an amazing storyteller who always had a great smile on face.  Clarence enjoyed farming, friends, trips to the casino, fishing, and traveling, but especially spending time with his family.

Survivors include his three children, Craig (Claire) Destree, Namur; Jeff Destree, Green Bay; and Keith (Victoria) Destree, Namur.  13- Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren, a son-in-law, Lyle Krueger, Little Sturgeon; a sister-in-law, Mildred Destree, Namur.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marion; two sons, Tom and Perry; a daughter, Deanna Krueger; a granddaughter; two brothers, Bill (Josie) Destree and Joe Destree; a sister, Emily (Don) Berger.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 2, 2017 at St. Francis & St. Mary Parish, Brussels, the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating.  Entombment in the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.  Friends may call from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church.  Forbes Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay is in charge of arrangements.

The family would like to thank everyone at Unity Hospice who helped Clarence for their wonderful care and support.

Leroy Liebe



By Forbes Funeral Home

 

Leroy Liebe, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on May 28, 2017, after a 5 month battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was born April 23, 1934 in Nasewaupee to Ernest and Helen Liebe.  After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1954, Leroy went to work for Peterson Builders Inc. and the Lantern Company of Sturgeon Bay.  In 1954, he joined the US Navy, serving his country for several years.

 

On June 20, 1959, Leroy married Marilyn Wiesner in Sturgeon Bay.  For many years he and his wife owned and operated a dairy farm in the town of Nasewaupee.  They were fortunate to enjoy 19 years of retirement.

 

During his life, Leroy was a very active member of the community.  He was on the town board of Nasewaupee for 26 years, serving as board chairman for 16 years.  He also served on the county board of supervisors for 20 years, the Southern Door Fire Dept. Board, and was a past chair of the Door County Unit of Wisconsin Towns Association.

 

In his earlier years, Leroy enjoyed downhill skiing, boating and water skiing.  In his retirement, he spent time woodworking and crafting.  He also worked with metal, and became a machinist, joining a model engine building group in northeastern Wisconsin.  Many of his handmade items were donated to local charities for auctions at fund raisers.

 

Leroy especially enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren.  He will always be remembered as a very social person who loved talking to all kinds of people in all kinds of places.

 

He is survived by his wife Marilyn, 2 children, Lori Liebe (significant other Mick Mezzano), Neenah; Paul (Kris) Liebe, Oconomowoc; 2 grandchildren, Allison and Cassandra; 2 sisters, Eileen Robertson, Sturgeon Bay and Shirley (Jake) Bostrom, Menomonee; sister-in-law, Terry Wiesner, Sturgeon Bay; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Jean (Jack) Poh.

 

A memorial service with veteran's honors will be conducted at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Monday, June 5 from 3:00 – 6:30 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Arthur Ficks


By Casperson Funeral Home




Arthur Ficks, age 81 of Bailey Harbor died Friday May 26, 2017 at Door County Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept 8, 1935 in Sturgeon Bay to the late Charles Ficks and Alfreda (Johns) Frost.

 

He worked for Parrot Construction as a crane operator, loved working outside and around the farm. He worked side by side with his wife Kathleen performing all the necessary tasks to manage a farm. Art loved to hunt and enjoyed the wildlife. Art had a saw mill and was very creative; he sawed his own lumber and made outdoor furniture.

 

He married the love of his life Kathleen Christenson on December 11, 1966; from then on they were inseparable. Art was a loving caregiver for his wife while she battled health issues for 12+ years. She preceded him in death on January 31, 2017.

 

Survivors include one sister Joan (Donald) LeCaptain and their children Sharon (Randy) Nowak, Mark (Rachel) LeCaptain, Karen (Allen) LeRoy, one brother Jerry (Dora) Fick and their children Randy Fick, Danny (Tammy) Fick, his sister Hazel's children Gloria (Paul) Graupner, Richard Steinke, Nancy (Stan) Surk, Kathy (Donald) Graupner, John Bruechert to the late Terri, Charles Jr Steinke, Dawn Steinke, Kenneth (Jenny) Steinke, his sister Dawn's daughter Sandra (Matt) Nardini, one sister-in-law Claire Peterson and her daughter Connie (Joe Huven) Peterson.

 

He was proceeded in death by his wife Kathleen, his father Charles Ficks, and his mother Alfreda (Johns) Frost and his sister Hazel (Charles Sr) Steinke and their daughter Terri Bruechert, his sister Carol Ficks, his sister Dawn Mayrack and her son Troy Mayrack , a nephew Steve Peterson.

 

Thank you to all the special friends in Arts life, which made Arts life memorable in many special ways and a big thank you to Door County Hospital, the Oncology department and Unity Hospice.

 

The funeral service will be on Friday June 2, 2013 at the Ephraim Moravian Church. Visitation will be held from Noon until time of service at 1:00 P.M. at the Church.

Judi Ann Erickson


By Casperson Funeral Home




Judith Ann Erickson was born in Door County Wisconsin to parents Lloyd and Ella Ostran. She married her husband, Don in March of 1960. Judi was a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed time with family and friends, gardening, weaving, crocheting, playing cards, and cooking. But most of all, Judi enjoyed her time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren....and dancing with Don.

 

Judi lived in Sister Bay until their retirement, then lived in Dyckesville, WI and Sun City Center, FL. She is survived by her husband, Don and their 3 children: Andrea (Jim Adams), Kirsten (Croydon Kemp), and Linden (Debbie Anderson); grandchildren: Tyler, Alissa (Marcus Anschutz), Amber (Rich Fleckenstein), Isaiah, and Eli; and 6 great-grandchildren, Lilly, Cecilia, Makaila, Nelson, Weston, Payton; and her brother, John Ostran (Betsy and their three sons, Joe and his daughter Natalie, Jacob and James). Her parents, her brother, Bobby, and 1 grandchild, Tessa Erickson, proceeded her in death.

 

Memorial Services for Judi Erickson will be held on June 30, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Sister Bay Moravian Church. There will be no visitation prior. Time for fellowship with a light lunch will follow the service.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to your charity of choice.

Patricia (Pat) Martin


By Schinderle Funeral Home




Patricia (Pat) Martin, 80, Algoma, died Thursday, May 25, 2017 as a result of an accident.  She was born Sept. 21, 1936 in Goodman, WI to Eugene and Jayn (Roff) Nemetz.  Their family moved to the Casco area and Pat graduated from Casco Union High School.  She was very involved in school activities.  After high school she attended the School of Nursing at Mount Sinai in Milwaukee.  While living in Milwaukee she met and married Vaughan Martin on Sept. 22, 1956 in Kewaunee.  They were still living in Milwaukee when they had their two daughters Melanie and Mary.  In 1961 they moved to Algoma and built their house by the lake.

 

Pat was a bookkeeper for Algoma Lumber Company for a short time, then she worked for Baumann Plumbing and Heating before she started at the Algoma Clinic and then worked for Dr. Mark Wiesse which then became the Bellin Clinic.  Pat retired in 2001.

 

Pat enjoyed working jigsaw puzzles, working out in her garden, traveling and was an avid reader.  She was always helping other people especially volunteering for Unity Hospice for the last three years, was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, was active in St. Paul's Quilting Group and was involved with the Kewaunee Lodge affiliated with Western Fraternal Life Ins.

 

Pat was the glue that held the family together.  Everyone came to Pat for advice and all the family activities going on.

 

Pat is survived by her two daughters Melanie (Nate) Tepp, Green Bay; Mary Martin, Green Bay; special "son" Russ Nell, three grandchildren Rachell (David) Austin, Green Bay; Becky (Mark) Olson, Mishicot and Ben Nell, Brooklyn, NY; five great grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren; siblings Barbara J. Nemetz, Green Bay; Eugene O. (Kay) Nemetz Jr, Algoma; and Helen Nemetz, Kewaunee; nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Vaughan, one brother John Nemetz and brother-in-law Gary Porter.

 

Family and friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Wednesday, May 31, 2017 from 1 PM - 5 PM, with service to follow at5 PM with Rev. John Moll officiating.  Burial the next day in the Arlington Cemetery, Milwaukee.

 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Unity Hospice or St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

Gregory Orval Orsted


By Schinderle Funeral Home




Gregory Orval Orsted, 66, Baileys Harbor, died May 23, 2017 after a short battle with lung cancer.  He was born Dec. 29, 1950 in Sturgeon Bay to Orval and Patricia (Wenniger) Orsted.

 

Greg graduated from the Gibraltar High School in 1969 and attended NWTC;  He operated gas stations in Green Bay and Algoma.  He then operated an auto repair shop in Baileys Harbor, he was a cash crop farmer, did fish boils thru out Northern Door and in his younger years was a commercial fisherman with his grandpa Cliff Wenniger.  He was the general "fix it" man for some of the area restaurants.

 

He married IdaKay Appel in Sturgeon Bay on Dec. 30, 1988.

 

Greg is survived by his wife IdaKay, "son" Christopher (Kari) Baumann; his mother Patricia;  his siblings Ervin; Patricia (Richard) Czarnecki; Deborah (Thomas) Knauer; Clifford; Michele Isaacson; Keith (Heidi);  Mark (Laurie); Martin;  grandsons Grady and Brody Baumann, the boys were his true joy; In laws William (Cheryl); Robert (Joan); Edward (Holly); Tina Appel; and Thomas (Maxine) Schmidt.  He was preceded in death by his father Orval and infant brother Joseph. In laws Bette (Robert) Phillips, Sandra Schmidt and  Cindi (William) Benson.

 

Family and friends may gather at Stella Maris Baileys Harbor Site Catholic Church on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:30 AMuntil the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Fr. Ron Colombo officiating.  Burial in the Baileys Harbor Town Cemetery.

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

 

"It's 2 o'clock coffee time."

Robert "Happy Bob" Madoche


By Forbes Funeral Home




Robert "Happy Bob" Madoche, 63, of Little Sturgeon, passed away on May 24, 2017, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.  He was born May 12, 1954, in Sturgeon Bay to Alan and Betty (Claflin) Madoche.  On February 9, 1976, he married Paula Ann Viste in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Bob worked for Bay Ship Building for over 43 years as an electrician and in maintenance.  He will always be remembered as a jokester and prankster who loved to make people laugh.  Bob was the king of the "one-liners".  He also enjoyed his "Bud" and his "happy hat" and spending time with his family and friends.

 

Survivors include his wife, daughter Mandi (Milan Fortner) Madoche, Alabama; son Jeremy (Crystal) Madoche, Dyckesville; three grandchildren, Bobbie Jo, Max, and Anna Madoche; two brothers, Glen (Kay) Madoche, Little Sturgeon; Jeff (Kay) Madoche, Little Sturgeon; two sisters, Diane (Pete) Beyer, Hancock, WI; Arlene (Ray) Davis, Taft, CA; and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Bill Yarborough.

 

A time of gathering for family and friends will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday 2, 2017, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.

 

The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at Bellin Hospital and Cancer Center for their wonderful care and support.

Jeanne Ruth Ploor


By Huehns Funeral Home




Jeanne Ruth Ploor, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, died Wednesday morning, May 24, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Kewaunee due to diabetes and kidney failure.

She was born on March 18, 1941, the daughter of Olaf and Hartha (Lenius) Nelson. Jeanne was a 1959 graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School. On September 25, 1959, she married Ronald Aloysius Ploor at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Institute. When they were first married Jeanne waitressed, and later in life, when she wasn't taking care of her kids, she at Door County Rubber Stamp and Sherry's Hallmark.

Jeanne was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay where she enjoyed singing in the choir. Jeanne loved music and singing and had been a member of the Sweet Adelines and the Peninsula Chamber Singers as well. She also was a member of the Red Hatters and the Door County Hospital Auxiliary. Jeanne enjoyed getting together for lunch with her high school classmates known as the '59ers. She will be remembered by family and friends for having a great sense of humor.

Jeanne will be dearly missed by her husband, Ronald; two sons and one daughter, Timothy Ploor of Sturgeon Bay, Terri (Jeffery) Gingold of Milwaukee, and Todd (Kim) Ploor of Sturgeon Bay; four granddaughters, Ivy Ploor of Green Bay, Lauren and Meredith Gingold of Milwaukee, and Rowan Ploor of Sturgeon Bay; step-grandson, Ian Baartz; brother, Donald (Phyllis) Nelson of Accokeek, MD; and two brothers-in-law, Dan Ploor of Sturgeon Bay and David (Yolanda) Ploor of Albuquerque, NM.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hartha and Olaf Nelson; two brothers and two sister-in-laws, Howard (Betty) Nelson and Vernon (Jane) Nelson; Ron's parent's, Emily and Aloysius "Bud" Ploor; and sister-in-law, Helen Ploor.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann and Fr. Robert Karuhn concelebrating. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the church, Tuesday morning, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

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

Margaret Mary Morrison


By Casperson Funeral Home




Margaret Mary Morrison (nee Kiernan) 87 years old a resident since 2013 of Anna's Healthcare of Sturgeon Bay died May 22, 2017 with her daughters by her side.   She was born to the late Arthur and Julia (nee Murphy) Kiernan of Jersey City, NJ.

 

Margaret loved her Catholic faith and regularly attended the Masses and Rosary Services at Anna's.   She loved her family, friends at Anna's and her little dog Rico.  She enjoyed a good home cooked meal, satisfying a sweet tooth, and the occasional Manhattan.

 

Dancing was one of her favorite hobbies and she could often be seen in her wheelchair swaying her arms to the music on the radio.

 

She had a Jersey accent and a quick Irish wit both of which endeared her to people who knew her.

 

She is survived by her three children, Judith Morrison of Fish Creek, WI; Mark Morrison of North Fort Myers FL and Donna Morrison of Brooklyn Center, MN six Grand children, Matt Boehler of San Francisco; Kat Noble Moore of Minneapolis; Jessica Dauk of Brooklyn Center; Alex; Cassidy and Megan Morrison of North Fort Myers.

 

A celebration of her life is planned for later this summer in her home town of Jersey City.

Margaret E. Zito


By Casperson Funeral Home




Margaret E. Zito nee Hogan, 95, went home to the Lord on Sunday, May 21,2017 surrounded by her family in her home in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Cherished wife of John "Jack" for 73 years. Loving mother of Hugh (Linda), Catherine (Thomas) Vincus, Kevin (Tamara), Steven (Catherine) and Mark. Beloved sister of Catherine Seybert. Proceeded in death by her son, James Patrick Zito, July 13, 2016 and her parents Hugh and Sara Hogan (Murray) of Denver, Colorado. Grandmother of Ann (Tavis) Rousseau, Christopher (Shannon) Stephen, Benjamin (Jane) Stephen, William Zito, Jennifer Zito, Jillian Zito and Austin Zito. She was loved and adored by her 6 Great Grandchildren, Hannah, Ethan and Luke Rousseau, Kiley and Hailey Stephen and Nehemiah James Whitwam.

Noni lived a life filled with love, blessings and many adventures. She traveled the world with Jack as his faithful mate on sea and shore. Their love of boating led them to Door County where they relocated from Barrington, Illinois in 1995. Raising her family took precedence over her career as a Registered Nurse which is how she met her beloved Jack during World War II. She enjoyed classical music, the opera, theater, gardening and creating many beautiful pieces of art.

She will be missed each and every day, but her memory and life lessons will live on forever.

Visitation June 1, 2017 from 10:00 – 11:00 Stella Maris Catholic Church Sister Bay. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers the family asks for contributions to Stella Maris Parish, Door County, P.O Box 49, Egg Harbor, Wisconsin 54209

Charles Arthur Richard


By (Funeral Home Name)




Charles Arthur Richard, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday morning, May 22, 2017 at Anna's Healthcare CBRF.

He was born December 28, 1924 in Egg Harbor, the son of Walter F. and Elizabeth (Sarter) Richard and attended school in Egg Harbor. Chuck was united in marriage to Genevieve Jannet Cartwright on May 19, 1945 in Gladstone, MI and were blessed with over 72 years of marriage. Chuck worked as a manager for Horseshoe Bay Farms, semi-retiring in 1986.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Egg Harbor for many years and most recently of St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay. Chuck was a volunteer for the Egg Harbor Fire Department for many years. He was a former 4-H leader, past PTA president for Sunny Point School in Egg Harbor, and a member of the Egg Harbor Snowmobile Club and master groomer of their trails. He and Gen were very active in the local square dance club.

Chuck is survived by dear wife, Genevieve; four daughters and three sons, Gary (Ya) Richard, Leland (Beverly) Richard, Nancy Richard, Kim (Russell) Brungraber, Mark (Mary) Richard, Holly Richard, and Amy (Mike) Bauer; eight grandchildren, Tracy, Chad, Chandall, Robin, Matt, Heather, Amthia, and CJ; seven great-grandchildren, Deanna, Colt, Emily, Tyler, Riley, Kyle, and Augustus.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three grandchildren, August James Richard, Tony Lee Bauer, Sara Marie Bauer; great-grandson, Michael Anthony Lane; seven siblings, Eva Beminghaus, Mike Richard, Hank Richard, Grace Burlo, Ernie Richard, Amanda Dietrich, and Bill Richard.

Chuck's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. He will be laid to rest in Egg Harbor Town Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with the Rosary to be led by the Catholic Daughters at 3:45 p.m. and a parish wake service with family remembrances to be held at 7:45 p.m. Friday. Visitation will continue at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Saturday morning, from 9:00 a.m.until the time of Mass.

Memorials may be given in Chuck's memory for Southern Care Hospice.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Chuck may be shared with his family through his tribute page atwww.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

LuVergn Anna Marian Miller


By Schinderle Funeral Home




LuVergn Anna Marian Miller, 92, Brussels, died Monday May 22, 2017 at Atrium Kewaunee Post Acute Care.  she was born Oct. 13, 1924 in the Town of Brussels to John and Edna (Behling) Pavlik.

LuVergn attended the Red River, Kolberg and Gardner grade schools and graduated from the Brussels High School on May 21, 1943.  LuVergn married Harvey Miller on Sept. 21, 1946 at Emanuel's Lutheran Church.  She had a variety of interesting occupations, including ship and aircraft building in San Diego, CA during WWII and Marchant's Bakery in Brussels.  She baked special occasion cakes on her own for about six years, then made and sold ceramics for 10 years.  She retired from 40 years of farming with her husband in 1987.

She loved sports, especially the Packers and player Donald Driver, Nascar and the Kolberg Braves Baseball.  She never missed a Sundayafternoon game.  Loved watching many family members through the years, including her brothers, sons, nephews and grandsons play for Kolberg.

She is survived by her sons Terry (Pam) Miller, Forestville; Rick Miller, Brussels; brother Lowell (Jane ) Pavlik, Forestville; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, six step-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Lyla Pavlik, brother Loren Pavlik and daughter-in-law Sandra Miller.

Family and friends may call at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg, Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 9:30 AM  until the time of services at 11:30 AMwith Rev. Mark Falck officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.

The family wishes to send a special thank you to Nikki Price Deprey for all the care and kindness given to LuVergn.

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

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Floy M. Born


By Schinderle Funeral Home




Floy M. Born, 95, Algoma, passed away Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit after a brief battle with cancer.  She was born Sept. 6, 1921 in Clear Lake, WI to Arthur and Eunice (Belle) Swanson.  Floy graduated from Barron High School and then graduated from River Falls State College in June of 1941.  She then started teaching at an elementary school in Sun Prairie for two years.

She married Orland E. Born Jan 30, 1943 in Waukesha.  After the school year ended Floy joined Orland and was with him during his career as a officer in the Navy.  After WWII ended they moved to Waukesha and they both taught school there.  After the birth of their son, Lee, she stayed home to take care of Lee and then their daughter Janet.

Floy was a very active lady including playing bridge, canning,  a very good seamstress, and attended various agricultural events with her husband.  The family moved to River Falls in 1966 and her husband took a job with the River Falls State College.  Floy went back to school to get her masters as a Reading Specialist.  She taught first grade for numerous years in River Falls.  Floy taught until Orland retired from the University of Wisconsin -  River Falls.

They both enjoyed going Polka Dancing every weekend. Floy was also involved in Girl Scouts and  loved her flowers.  They moved to Algoma where she lived for the last 32 years.  Floy always had an open house when it came to feeding family and friends.  They started the Retired Teachers Association for Door and Kewaunee Counties.  She had volunteered for the Algoma Chamber of Commerce, Kewaunee County Jail, was a very active member of Grace Lutheran Church.  She also enjoyed traveling, bowling, reading mystery books and doing decorative German painting. Floy and her daughter traveled all over the world, including, China, India, Galapagos Islands, South America,   Scandinavian Countries, Russia, Eastern Europe,  Machu Picchu, Per, Cuba and Mexico.    Floy and Janet even went on a safari in Southern Africa last summer.

Floy loved the precious time she spent with her husband, children and grandchildren.  In January of 1988 they celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary.  Orland preceded her in death on Oct. 6, 1988.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, life long learner, world traveler and a very sweet lady.

Floy is survived by her two children Lee Edward (Barbara) Born, Berlin; daughter Janet Born, River Falls, two grandchildren Travis Born and Vanessa (Mark) Brotske; nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters Eunice (Theron) Kringle and Avis (John) Sumstad.

Family and friends may call at Grace Lutheran Church, Hwy 42, Kewaunee from 1:30 PM until the time of services at 3 PM with Rev. Howard Batt officiating.  Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma.

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

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Klaudia Crawford



By Casperson Funeral Home



Klaudia Crawford, 47, Sister Bay, died Saturday, May 20, 2017, after a courageous battle with cancer. She owned and operated Klaud's Kitchen, in Country Walk Shops, with her partner, Gayle George. Klaudia was born in communist Czechoslovakia and fled to the U.S. with her family at age 18, speaking no English. Relying on her strong work ethic and the culinary training received in Europe, she quickly learned English, earned U.S. citizenship, went on to establish herself as a private chef, caterer and then became the Executive Chef and owner of a successful restaurant by age 30. She owned two more restaurants in Illinois before moving to Door County in 2009. Here she worked in several different food establishments making friends with her customers and creating a name for herself as "Chef Klaud", wonderful baker and sought after chef. Everyone who met Klaudia was drawn to her bright personality, love for life, deep faith and passion for food! She found great joy in her life's work, and was never happier than when she was busy creating something in the kitchen. She died at home surrounded by loved ones.  There are no plans for a service; in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to DoorCANcer, INC.

Edward Ireland



Edward Lee Ireland, 74, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on May 21, 2017, at Door County Medical Center-Skilled Nursing Facility.  He was born on March 3, 1943, in Oskaloosa, IA to George and Meta (Ankeney) Ireland.  On February 12, 1977, he married Margo Purdy in Madison.

 

Ed and his wife Margo, owned and operated the Kentucky Fried Chicken for nearly 20 years.  He was a past member of the Optimist Club, various city committees, and the Sturgeon Bay City Council.  Ed loved to ride his scooter with his McDonald's coffee group.  He also enjoyed golf, cooking, boating and sailing, the Chicago Cubs, and loved to tinker with everything.

 

Survivors include his wife, Margo, Sturgeon Bay; two sons, Jeffrey (Wendelin Lockett) Funnell, Cedarburg; Tim Funnell, Fort Worth, TX; 5 grandchildren, Austin, Noah, Conner, and Cayla Funnell, and Hannah Kendzor; one sister, Pat Uitermark, Mesa, AZ; one sister-in-law, Karin Smith, Alpine, CA.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Joan Vint; one brother, Dennis Ireland.

 

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday June 30, 2017, at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Reeder Herrick officiating.  Inurnment will be in Shiloh Moravian Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday June 29, 2017 and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday.

Elizabeth Mocco


By Schinderle Funeral Home




Elizabeth (Liz) Mocco, 34, Algoma, died unexpectedly  May 17, 2017 as a result of a car accident in Green Bay.   She was born Feb. 25, 1983 in Chicago to Patrcia (Wheeler) Dyer. As a young lady she attended school in Chicago until the end of her Freshman year, then the family moved to Algoma where Liz finished out high school and graduated from Algoma in 2001.

 

She attended NWTC for a certificate in psychology.  She then got her CNA degree and  worked at Door County Memorial Hospital until she had to leave due to ill health.  She was planning on going to cosmetology school this summer.  Liz enjoyed the time she spent with family and friends and loved taking nature walks.

 

She married Aaron Mocco April 2, 2016 in Mishicot.  They were fostering her niece, but she was treated just like a daughter.

 

Liz is survived by her husband Aaron, two daughters Mia and Faith, parents Burl (Patricia) Dyer, Algoma; one brother Robert (Christine) Tucker, two sisters Victoria (Racee) Regalado and Kim Dyer; her in-laws Steve (Mary) Mocco, nieces and nephews Zachary, Devan and Jarett Tucker, Alyissa Kowalski, Tiffani and Benjamin Regalado, Adrianna Dyer, Anthony Sobie and Morgen Mocco.  She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Merle (Florence) Wheeler, uncle Charles Wheeler and uncle-in-law Robert James Townsend.

 

Friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 2 PM - 7 PM, Sunday May 21, 2017

 

There has been established a Go Fund Me account on facebook under Aaron Mocco or Robert Tucker.

John D. Thenell


By Forbes Funeral Home




John D. Thenell, 88, Sturgeon Bay, passed away on May 14, 2017, at Door County Medical Center. He was born April 28, 1929, in Sturgeon Bay to the late Walter and Laura (May) Thenell. John attended Sturgeon Bay High School and graduated with a business degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

John married the love of his life Darlene Baudhuin on October 23, 1954. They enjoyed 62 years of marriage.

John worked throughout his life, getting started in the thriving Door County cherry business at Martin Orchards. John transitioned to a sales position with Marine TraveLift where he successfully promoted and sold Marine TraveLift in the Midwest and up and down the East coast. John continued his successful business career as an owner and operator of Baudhuin Yacht Harbor and the Fish Creek Alibi Dock, growing the business until he retired in the mid-1980s.

John was a dedicated member at St. Joseph and Corpus Christi parishes. He oversaw lecturing services at Corpus Christi for nearly 40 years. As a longtime member of the parish, John served as a trustee for both the school and church and was a tireless promoter for the church's bulletin program. He served on the Sturgeon Bay Harbor Commission for three decades, part of that time as chair, and was a proud sponsor/member of the local University of Wisconsin Alumni Association. John also contributed his many talents and time to various other charitable efforts including the Maritime Museum and the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, operating the "Quo Vadis" to and from Chambers Island, a place he enjoyed.

John enjoyed a highly family-focused and active lifestyle of downhill and cross country skiing, ice hockey skating, sailing, bird hunting, treasuring his grandparents' homestead, tending to his fruit trees and attending to a summer cottage on Chambers Island.

John will be missed and is survived by his wife Darlene, their four children Scott (Bryn) Thenell, Julie (Jim) Fay, Martin (Lisa) Thenell, and Matthew (Heather) Thenell. In addition, three grandsons (John Martin, Theodore, Luke), two granddaughters (Elizabeth, Christina), and one great-granddaughter (Ara), along with sisters-in-law, brother-in-law and nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his three siblings: Janet, Jim and Joel Thenell.

A mass will be held at Corpus Christi Church on Monday May 22, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with burial at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Friends may call at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Sunday May 21st from 4:00-7:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

The Thenell family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the caregivers and paramedics of Door County Medical Center and especially Ministry Home Care which allowed John to reside at home as a result of their tremendous care provided over the years. 

Carol Ann Harris


By Wiesner-Massart Funeral Home




Carol Ann Harris, 75, Luxemburg, passed away May 15, 2017. She was born on February 13, 1942 to the late Robert and Delores (Dechamps) Lumaye. She married John Harris on January 13, 1966. Carol served her country in the US Army and then once home, she worked for NEW Plastics. She was the Chaplain of Ralph Kline American Legion Post 262 in Luxemburg, she enjoyed her exercise classes, eating with friends at the meal sites, spending time with family and traveling to Mackinac Island.

 

Carol is survived by her children, Cathei Mincheski (Tom Loritz), Connie Ward (Ben Wickert), Jack Harris, Bill Harris, Liza Corbisier (Mat Gantnier); grandchildren, Damon (Nicole) Harris, Darcy Cisneros, Brittany (Zach) Pullen, Julia Naze, Mason Naze, Veronica Naze, DeJenna Ward, James Ward (Rebecca), Kyle Baia (Stephanie), Ricky Baia, David Billings Jr., Danielle Amos, Emily Monroe, Lucas Corbisier, Jessica (Charlie) Cannone; great-grandchildren, Emery, Juan, Jayce, Gordon, Thor, Sylas, Lyncoln, Gracelyn, Oliver, and Christina. She is further survived by brothers and sisters, Bobby (Louise) Lumaye, Patsy (Jack) Boerschinger, Muriel (Roger) Milewski and Kenny (Karen) Lumaye; as well as many nieces and nephews and her best friend Carolyn Dax. She is preceded in death by, her parents; daughter, Chris Baia; and son-in-law Russ Naze.

 

Visitation will take place from 4-8 PM on Sunday, May 21, 2017 at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Casco. A veteran's service will be held at 6 PM. Visitation will continue Monday morning at St. Joseph Church, Champion from 9:30-10:45. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM with Fr. Carlo Villaluz officiating. Entombment will take place at 1:30 PM at the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Homes is assisting the family.

Kenneth V. Watters


By Huehns Funeral Home




Kenneth "Socky" Virgel Watters, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, fell asleep in the loving arms of his family and awoke in the arms of the Lord,Sunday evening, May 14, 2017 while at his daughter and son-in-law's home in the Town of Nasewaupee.

He was born May 8, 1925 in the Town of Clay Banks, the son John "Jack" and Rosetta (Anderson) Watters. Ken attended Sawyer School. From 1940-1942, he sailed the Great Lakes while employed by the Gartlan Steamship Company and the Interlake Steamship Company. Ken joined the United States Army in 1942 and served alongside his six brothers as a PFC until 1946. All of them returned home safely. After serving in WWII, he worked as a painter for Christy Corporation in Sturgeon Bay for 23 years. In 1969, Ken began working as the only painter at Marine Travelift in Sturgeon Bay and continued there for 20 years until his "retirement." He was a self-employed painter in his later years.

Ken married Ruby Erna Dombrowsky on September 20, 1952 at St. Peters Ev. Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. They were blessed with over 52 years of marriage. Ruby was called Home to the Lord on August 17, 2004.

Ken was a member of Salem Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Nasewaupee. He was also a member of American Legion Post 72 in Sturgeon Bay. Ken enjoyed fishing with his three sons everywhere, spending countless hours on the water making memories "trying to catch the big one." He was the biggest fan of the Brewers and Packers, unless they were losing, then he'd shut the TV off and go outside. Ken was grateful to his daughter, Eileen, who continued to take such special care of him with the passing of Ruby. His grandchildren and great-children were the light of his life.

Ken will be missed by his family whom he loved very much: daughter and three sons, Eileen (Russell) Lenius of the Town of Nasewaupee; Gary of Green Bay, Randy of the Town of Nasewaupee, and Shane (Julie) of Stewartville, MN; twelve grandchildren, Angela (Pete) Brickner, Rachel Lenius, Alicia (Sam) Burris, and Nathan Lenius, Krystle (Ryan) Abel, Jessica (Derek) Kamarata, and Carrie (Chad) Gezella, Mika Watters, Sarah, David, Christopher, and Matthew Watters; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, John of Sturgeon Bay; other relatives; and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; six brothers and one sister, Quentin, Marvin, Leo, James, Roy, Russell, and Gretna Dechaine; and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church in the Town of Nasewaupee, 3339 County Road MM, Sturgeon Bay with Pastor John Seelman officiating. Ken will be laid to rest beside his wife, Ruby, in the church cemetery with full military honors.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., Surgeon Bay and will continue at the church, Saturday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.

Memorials may be given in Ken's memory for Salem Lutheran Church.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Ken may be shared with his family through his tribute page atwww.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

"Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the caregivers from Unity Hospice with an extra thanks to Angie and Wendy for the wonderful care and compassion given to Dad during this difficult time and also sincere thanks to the staff of Cardinal Ridge in Sturgeon Bay during his brief stays there."

Curtis A. Lustila


By Forbes Funeral Home




Curtis Allen Lustila, 35, of Green Bay passed away unexpectedly at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center on May 14, 2017.  He was born September 25, 1981, in Algoma to Jeffrey and Cynthia (Tuttle) Lustila.

 

Curt graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 2000 and then attended Technical College in Green Bay for carpentry and cabinet making.  After college, Curt worked several years for DePere Cabinetry.  

 

During high school, he started working for Walmart, working both in Sturgeon Bay and Green Bay in some capacity ever since.  He was currently working in Green Bay at Walmart East as a department manager.  

 

Curt enjoyed riding his motorcycle, listening to music and was involved with snowmobile racing when he was younger.  He especially loved spending time with his family and friends.  As a guy with a big heart, Curt was an organ and tissue donor and would be pleased to know that his donation would benefit numerous recipients.

 

He survived by his mother, Cindy (Tom) Roberts, Sturgeon Bay; father, Jeff (fiancé Marla Sternard) Lustila, Sturgeon Bay; a brother, Mark Lustila  (his girlfriend, Caitlyn), Bridgman, MI; Curt's girlfriend, Stephanie Voss, Green Bay; grandparents, Vivian Lustila, Sturgeon Bay; Dorothy J. Roberts, Sturgeon Bay; nephew, Quinten and niece Bailee; aunts, uncles and cousins .  He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert Lustila, Raymond Tuttle, Edna Koontz, and Emmit G. Roberts.

 

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 19, 2017, at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church.    Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.
Special thanks to the Walmart staff, Aurora Bay Care Medical Emergency Room,  and the Brown County Sheriff's Department for all their help, and care.

Gerald J. Fabry


By Forbes Funeral Home




Gerald J. Fabry, 76, of Brussels, died suddenly on May 10, 2017.  He was born Aug. 26, 1940 in Brussels to Wilbur and Mildred (Virlee) Fabry.  Gerald graduated from Brussels High School in 1958 and then attended the UW-Green Bay University Extension for one year.  On Sept. 15, 1962, he married Donna Duquaine at St. Louis Church in Dykesville.

 

For 19 years, Gerald and his mother owned and operated Fabry Milling in Brussels.  He later went on to work as an electrician, mostly for Peterson Builders Inc. in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Gerald was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He enjoyed many hunting trips to Alaska and Canada.  He and his wife also spent many years traveling around the country.  He especially liked the time they spent in Arizona.  In his younger years, Gerald enjoyed bowling and snowmobile racing.  As a talented "Mr. Fix-It", he had a never ending list of projects and things to repair.  Gerald will always be remembered as a very loving husband, father and grandfather.

 

He is survived by his wife Donna, 3 children, Tim (Becky) Fabry, DePere;  Dawn (Scott) Koltz, DePere; and Amy (Kraig) Aune, Brussels; 7 grandchildren, Jennifer, Joshua (Mindy), Nicholas, Ian, Miranda, Brock, and Isaak; sister Nancy (Larry) Adams, Green Bay; brother Kevin (Donna) Fabry, DePere; and sister-in-law, Carol Tremble; also cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his parents-in-law Anna and Henry Duquaine, and in-laws Mary and Richard VanLanen and Ed Tremble.

 

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017 at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Sunday from 3-7:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.  A prayer service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.

 

Special thanks to the Southern Door Rescue Squad, and to all our neighbors and friends for the wonderful support.

Carol Jean Yahnke


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Carol Jean Yahnke, age 78 of Kewaunee died on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She was born at Rosiere, WI on December 25, 1938 to the late Gilbert and Rosabelle (LaCrosse) Borlee.



She was a member of Holy Rosary Parish, was an active member of the Bowling Association. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, playing cards and going to Elvis Shows.

 

She worked as a production supervisor at Mirro Aluminum Co. Of Manitowoc from 1961 until retiring in 2002.

 

Survivors include one son: Kenneth Yahnke, Green Bay; one daughter Cindy and James McCarthy, Green Bay; a special niece, Brittany Borlee, who lived with Carol; nine grandchildren: Missy Melnarik, Jesse (Renee) Yahnke, Jenny (BJ) Obry, Matthew (Amber) Yahnke, Jacob Yahnke and friend Bekah, Heather (Todd) Brusky, Tyson Kratz; two step-grandchildren: Jessica (Shane) Kofler and Brandon McCarthy; nineteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by one son: William Yahnke and one great granddaughter: Alexis Melnarik.

 

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. A parish wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation continues at the funeral home on Wednesday 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Douglas LeCaptain at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Kewaunee. Bural will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Dr. Michael J. O'Brien


By Huehns Funeral Home




Dr. Michael J. O'Brien, age 73, died Friday, May 12, 2017 of complications related to diabetes.

He was born in Green Bay on August 2, 1943 to Dr. Erwin J. and Margaret (Hart) O'Brien and attended St. Patrick's Grade School and Premontre High School. At Premontre, he played on the basketball and golf teams. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana in 1965, and received his Ph.D. in American History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1970.

Michael taught history at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point from 1970 to 1972 and from 1972 to 2003 at the University of Wisconsin – Fox Valley where he earned several teaching awards. Michael coached youth soccer and worked for Boys and Girls Brigade and Habitat for Humanity. He served on the boards of the Boys & Girls Club and the Clark Lake Association.

Michael authored nine books, including biographies of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, Joe Paterno, Notre Dame's President Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, Senator Philip Hart, Vince Lombardi, and President John F. Kennedy.

He will be deeply missed by his wife of 50 years, Sally (nee Pratsch), four children, Timothy (Jane) of Nashotah, WI; Dr. Sean (Angela) of Fairfax, VA; Jeremy (Andrea) of Woodbury, MN, and Carey (Craig) Podlesnik of Brookfield, WI. Michael was the proud grandfather of 12 grandchildren, Connor, Brendan, and Megan O'Brien; Dylan, Aidrian, and Patrick O'Brien; Emma, Jonah, and Kian O'Brien; and Nora, Claire and Ava Podlesnik. He is also survived by his brother, Rev. Dr. Charles O'Brien of Williamstown, MA, Rev. John O' Brien, and Patricia Schneider, both of Green Bay, WI; cousins; nieces and nephews; and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Fr. Christian (Tom) O'Brien, O. Praem; and four siblings-in-law, Donald Schneider, Elvy O'Brien, Rita Pratsch, and Bonnie Baldwin.

Michael's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 12:00 noon on Monday, May 15, 2017 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute with his brother, Fr. John O'Brien, and his cousin, Fr. Bill O'Brien, concelebrating. Interment will be at Allouez Catholic Cemetery & Mausoleum.

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

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, please consider a donation to the Michael O'Brien Scholarship at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Foundation in Menasha, WI.

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

James Michael Hitt


By Huehns Funeral Home




James Michael Hitt (Red / Redman) was born February 7, 1949 to the late John and Helny Jane Hitt. Red passed away peacefully in the loving arms of his family at 7:50 p.m., Thursday, May 11 2017, after a lifelong battle with muscular dystrophy. Every time life tried to knock him down, he got right back up and tried again.

Red was born in Milwaukee and raised in Madison with a passion for cooking. The one job he would always talk about was cooking at Lombardino's, an authentic Italian restaurant. When moving to Door County, he met his loving wife, Therese Hitt (Stich) while working at Casey's Inn and they married in 1978. He immediately became father to Therese's daughter, Shannon Stich, and had two of their own, Margaret (Eric) Leyendecker and Jamie Hitt. He loved his family so very much, making them pizzas and having cook-outs.

He will be deeply missed by so many: his siblings, Cathy (Dennis) Caliva, Chuck (Judy) Hitt, George (Sheri) Hitt, Colleen (friend, Liam) Hitt, Martha (Karl) Buettner, Joe (Lynn) Hitt, Betsy (Al) Acker; his granddaughters, Skyler, Taylor, Theresa and grandson, Joey; countless nieces and nephews; cousins; and friends.

Greeting him now are his Mom and Dad; brother, Tom and sister, Mary Ellen.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services.

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

Kathleen Ann Balzan


By Huehns Funeral Home







Kathleen Ann Balzan, 74, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay.

She was born April 2, 1943, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of James B. and Arlene C. (Novak) Nemec. Kathy graduated from Lincoln High School in 1961. She was a manager at Younkers in Sturgeon Bay for many years.

Kathy loved her children, friends, travel and ancient history. She considered herself lucky to have seen a number of beautiful, far-flung places, from New York to Rome, London to Santorini, Venice to Capri.

Her parents; daughter, Shannon Kathleen Kleinmaier; and a granddaughter, Emily Kleinmaier, preceded her in death.

Ron Balzan, her son, and his partner, Brian McCarter, and all of her friends in Wisconsin, New York, London and elsewhere will miss her. Kathy also wished her two surviving grandchildren, Sam and Allie Kleinmaier, of Madison, wonderful lives.

Per Kathy's wishes, there will be no visitation or memorial service.

    Great thanks go to so many people at Scandia Village, Door County Medical Center, the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Door County, and to a number of others—they have been immensely helpful, thoughtful and gracious in Kathy's care.

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay is assisting with arrangements.www.huehnsfuneralhome.com










Marilyn I. Grose


By Huehns Funeral Home




Marilyn I. Grose, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

She was born September 11, 1927 in Fairview Park, Ohio, the daughter of the late John Howard MacLennan and Vera Sophia (Frese) MacLennan. Marilyn graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1945. She worked at the Elyria Library in Ohio for six years, then the Draft Board for a few years until 1964 when she was hired to work for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command in Cleveland, Ohio, until her retirement in 1987.

Marilyn was the organist for Christ the King Episcopal Church in Sturgeon Bay for many years where she was a member. She enjoyed playing bridge, golfing, bowling, and was a Packer fan. Marilyn was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star Honor Chapter #1, Daughters of the Nile, the Hospital Auxiliary, all in Sturgeon Bay, and the NARFE.

She is survived by her daughter, Marcia (Ronald) Harmon of Grafton, OH; grandson, Christopher Roth of Lakewood, CA, granddaughter, Jennifer (James) Ennemoser of Ravenna, OH; two great-grandchildren, Anthony and Kathryn Ennemoser; and her sister, Mary Perry of Sturgeon Bay.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, John Howard and Vera MacLennan; and six siblings, Robert, Kathryn MacDonald, Donald, Howard, Annette Kolstad, and Ruth Howe.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Olin Sletto, Vicar, officiating. Burial will follow in Bayside Cemetery. An Eastern Star service will be held at the church prior to the funeral at 10:45 a.m.

Friends may call at the church on Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 10:45 a.m.

Memorials may be given in Marilyn's honor to Shriners Hospitals (www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org?) or the Order of the Eastern Star Honor Chapter #1 (P.O. Box 86, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235).

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

Betty Juline Gigstead Stoeger

By Forbes Funeral Home



Betty Juline Gigstead Stoeger, 89, of Sturgeon Bay passed away on May 10, 2017, at her home with her family by her side. Betty now safe in God's loving arms, saved by grace not of her own works.  Saved through her faith in Christ's sacrifice on that Old Rugged Cross.

 

Betty was born on April 18, 1928, in Sturgeon Bay, WI, to Oscar and Mabel (Nelson) Gigstead. As the only girl among five brothers, she developed a toughness and spunk that would characterize her the rest of her life: the nickname she earned in school was "Gigglestead" for her frequent bouts of giggling during class. Never one to shy away from hard work, Betty held jobs at the Sturgeon Bay shoe factory in the 1960s, as one of the oldest women at Miller Brewing Company where she kept up with men half her age, and as a waitress at dozens of restaurants.

 

Betty truly was a waitress extraordinaire, and it was while working at the Nightingale that she re-met the man who would become her beloved husband, Mark Stoeger. Schoolmates as kids, after an eight-year courtship they married on November 4, 1978. Betty and Mark were married for thirty-eight and a half years and he was by her side, holding her hand, till the end.

 

A tomboy at heart, Betty never missed a game of baseball or an afternoon of sledding with her grandkids. She loved playing pool and almost every kind of card game and was a wizard at cribbage and 3-to-13. She read voraciously and did crossword puzzles almost every day.

 

Famous among her family and friends for her knitting, Betty supplied every child and grandchild with one-of-a-kind mittens and knitted hundreds of doll and Barbie clothes, to the great delight of her granddaughters. She never met an animal she didn't love and she gave a home to many lucky cats and dogs over the decades. She volunteered for a time at the Humane Society and in the last years of her life Betty rescued a tiny black kitten she called Hobo.

 

The greatest love of Betty's life was her family and they adored her, especially her four children who knew they had hit the "mom jackpot". Betty's life was marked by unconditional love and kindness, and all who knew her felt its warmth and comfort. She loved the Lord and was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church. Betty is survived by her husband, Mark Stoeger; her son Bill (Jan) Wotochek of Forestville, WI; daughters Sharon (Del) Wotochek Herrbold of Sturgeon Bay, WI, Sandy Wotochek Waterman of Sturgeon Bay, WI, and Cindy (George) McPhillips Stamos of Green Bay, WI; stepsons Rodney (Judy) Stoeger and Jerome Stoeger of Milwaukee, WI; brother Earl "Bud" Gigstead of Crystal Falls, MI; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren; and her cat, Hobo. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Alton, Elman, Roger, and Gilsford, and her stepdaughter Kathleen Stoeger Caveney.

 

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday May 17, 2017 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be at the church on Wed. from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Her family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the caregivers from Southern Care Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Betty.

 

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to Door County Humane Society or St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

Arnold (Arnie) Carl Haberli


By Simply Cremation




Arnold (Arnie) Carl Haberli, age 86, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully Monday, May 8, 2017 surrounded by his loving family at Door County Medical Center after a short illness. Arnie was born October 19, 1930 to Arnold and Mary (Stoeger) Haberli in Sturgeon Bay, the third oldest of five children. He graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1948.

Arnie served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. After the Korean War, he went home to the family farm, where he was the third generation of his family to farm the same land. On September 5, 1959 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute, he married Teresa Joan Kuehn.

Arnie was a strong believer in leaving the land better than you received it. He understood you only rent the land for the short time you are here on this earth. He was always thinking of conservation, protecting water quality, and building farm ponds. Even in his last days, he was still thinking of ideas to improve the pond area. His most cherished times were around the farm pond with his children and grandchildren during the many fishing derbies.

As an avid Packer fan, he enjoyed the many Packer parties with his longtime friends. Keeping up with his grandchildren's' sporting and hunting activities, filled his days.

Arnie was a man of great faith and lifetime member of S.S. Peter and Paul and St. Joseph Parish. He appreciated the company of others, and there never was a person, who he couldn't enjoy a conversation with.

Arnie will be deeply missed by his former wife, Teresa Haberli, his eight children; Catherine (Andrew) Heimbecher of Prairie du Sac, John Haberli (Special friend Sue) of Sturgeon Bay, Karen (Mark) Orthober of Tripoli, Marie (Tim) Ash of Sturgeon Bay, Steven (Christina) Haberli of Sturgeon Bay, Anthony Haberli of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Michelle (Greg) Schleicher of Sturgeon Bay, and Marsha (Charles) Forsch of Sturgeon Bay, twenty-six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, his sisters; Helen Simon of Neenah, Marion (William) Baudhuin of Sturgeon Bay, Lois (Tom) Abrahamson of Pulaski, brother James (Patti) Haberli of Lodi and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Henry Simon.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 with full Military Honors, Friday, May 19, 2017 at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute, with Fr. Bob Stegmann as celebrant.

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

"As a family, we would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. McCormack, Dr. Palines, Dr. Michalski, Katie Graf, Unity Hospice and the Emergency and Med/Surg Nursing Staff of Door County Medical Center, for their compassionate care during this difficult time."

Darrold "Jeff" Van Goethem


By McMahon Funeral Home




Darrold "Jeff" J. Van Goethem, 78, Stangelville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 07, 2017 due to multiple health issues. He is at Peace with the Lord, after he courageously battled many years with health issues.

 

He was born on September 28, 1938 in Sugarbush to the late Archie and Myrtle (Van Pay) Van Goethem.

 

On June 13, 1959 Jeff married the love of his life Pat Kelsey at Annunciation Church, Green Bay. They shared 57 years of happily married life, in which he really enjoyed Pat's great cooking. Together they farmed in Stangelville, and for 29 years he was employed with Procter and Gamble Co. Green Bay.

 

After retirement he drove semi for Wallstreet Warehouse for several years because he loved driving Semi's. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandpa and great grandpa.

 

His passions were farming, watching the Packers, Brewers, Badgers and sporting events of his children and grandchildren. He was able to experience a few special traveling vacations with Pat in Hawaii, Punta Cana, Florida, as well as other mini vacations. He loved going up to Lakewood at the family cottage to spend time with the family fishing, until his health issues prevented him from doing so. He worked hard all his life to give his family a good life with many happy memories.

 

Jeff is survived by his beloved wife Pat and their five children, Lori (Jim) Ferron and their son, Tyler Ferron; Nancy (Rick) Tlachac and their three children, Eric (Laura), Lynessa and Matthew Tlachac; Mary (Don) Miller and their three children, Jeff, Dustin (fiance' Nadine), Kelsey Miller; Joanie (Mike) Dalebroux and their two children, Josh (special friend Lindsey), Alicia Dalebroux (special friend Dylan); John (Coreen) Van Goethem and their three children, Samantha (Tristen) Bertrand, Kody Van Goethem (special friend Samantha), Sarah Kust; eight great-grandchildren, Tyas, Natalie, Ava, Hailey, Evelyn, Lillian, Kayden and Braylon; sisters and brothers, Carol LeLou; Betty (Howard) Wagner; Elaine Leiterman; Bill (Linda) Van Goethem; Ray (Jeanette) Van Goethem; Diane (Vince) Delain; Carol Van Goethem (Dale); brothers in law and sisters in law, Bob Kelsey; Tom (Carol) Kelsey; Cliff Kelsey (Debbie); Karl (Mary) Kelsey; Paul (Debbie) Kelsey; Karen (Jeff) Nick; Alba Kelsey: Sharelle Kelsey; Gloria Kelsey, Shirley Kelsey; many nieces and nephews.

 

Jeff is preceded in death by his parents; his father in law and mother in law, Louis and Eva Kelsey; one grandson, Craig Miller; three brothers, Arnie (Joyce), Harrold (Karen), Bob Van Goethem; brothers in law and sisters in law, Don, Clayton, Ed, Jerry, Judi Kelsey, Shirley and Jack Rudolph, Marcien LeLou, Marlin Zimmer, Don Leiterman.

 

Jeff loved spending time and teasing his little dog, DeeDee. DeeDee brought him endless hours of joy and held a special place in his heart. She was brought to see him numerous times when he was hospitalized and recovering upon his request, because he missed her deeply.

 

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

 

Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm with Christal Wavrunek, Pastoral Minister.

 

Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am, Thursday, May 11, 2017 at St Therese Parish-St. Lawrence Site, Stangelville.

 

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

 

Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum, Allouez.

Ervin H. Vandermause


By Wiesner and Massart Funeral Home




Ervin H. Vandermause, 94, Luxemburg. Loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully on May 7, 2017. Ervin was born November 17, 1922 to the late August and Ida (Depas) Vandermause in Rosiere, Wisconsin. He graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1939.

 

Ervin married Shirley Joniaux on July 10, 1946 at St. Odile's Catholic Church in Thiry Daems. Together they farmed in Casco and raised 7 children. Ervin also worked at Kewaunee Engineering and eventually National Can Co. in Green Bay, retiring in 1984 as head mechanic. His hobbies included wood working, "Mr. Fix It", farming, gardening and enjoying his family, not to mention his love for the Green Bay Packers. Ervin was a very religious man, a lifetime parishioner of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco.

 

Ervin is survived by his wife of almost 71 years, Shirley. Daughter, Christine (Ywain) Waldow; grandson, Scott (Dawn) Waldow; great-grandchildren Ethan and Emily; and granddaughter, Tammy (Bill) Bredael. Daughter, Kathy (Dennis) Spitzer; grandson, Jamie (Kelli) Spitzer; great-granddaughters, Alli and Chloie; granddaughter, Andrea (Jason Patza), great-granddaughter Natalie, great-grandson Jacob; granddaughter Sarah (Jason Bovee); great-grandsons, Roman and Blake; great-granddaughters Isla and Esme. Daughter, Marci (Dan) Seiler; granddaughter, Lori Seiler; granddaughter Jacki (Josh Levitas); great-grandchildren, Lilly Levitas and Daven Levitas, grandson, Steven Seiler (Cherity); great-grandson, Dylan Seiler. Son, Chuck (Jane Kustka) Vandermause; granddaughter Robin (Steve) Frei; great-grandchildren, Ellie, Gwen and Tommy Frei; grandson, Matthew (Jessica); great-grandchildren, Isabella, Leo, Claira, Henry and Charlie; grandson, William (Angela); great-grandchildren, Emma, Inara and Elias. Daughter, Cindy (Rick) Wautlet; grandson, Jesse (Christy) Wautlet; great-grandson, Dominick; great-granddaughters Annabelle and Abiliene; granddaughter, Krista (Jacob Kinnard); great-grandson Jayce; great-granddaughters, Olivia and Lucy; granddaughter Melissa (Justin Parkos); great-granddaughter, Ella; great-grandson, Jude; grandson, Craig (Sammie) Wautlet, great-grandsons, Devon and Dalton; great-granddaughter, Lillian. Son, Tom Vandermause; granddaughter Mary (John) Fisher; great-granddaughter, Alicia; grandson, Paul Triviski; great-grandchildren, Matthew, Martina and Elle; grandson, Will Triviski; great-grandchildren, Maddy, Sierra, and Ava; granddaughter, Theresa (Bernie) Jacobson; great-granddaughter, Katlyn. Daughter, Pat (Perry) Dalebroux; grandchildren, Megan (Mike Spoon) and Lauren (Logan Brusky). Ervin is also survived by his sisters, Erna (Wallace) Vandenhouten and Joan Sacotte; brother-in-law, Laurel (Sandy) Joniaux; sisters-in-law, Annette Joniaux and Jody (Larry) Vandertie; as well as many nieces and nephews.

 

Ervin is preceded in death by his parents, August and Ida Vandermause, in-laws, Edward and Blanche Joniaux; daughter-in-law, Maria Vandermause; brothers and sisters, Ethel (Norman) Wautier, Orville (Flo) Vandermause, Richard (Gloria) Vandermause, Pearl (Melvin) DeJardin; brothers-in-law, Ron Joniaux, Ken Landwehr, Francis Sacotte, Ray (Fern) Bouche; grandchildren, Nicholas Vandermause and Jonathan Wautlet; and great-granddaughter, Madison Frei.

 

Visitation will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Luxemburg on Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 9:30-10:45 AM. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial will then take place at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Casco. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Homes is assisting the family.

Darlene Hansen


By Casperson Funeral Home




Darlene Hansen

age 93, of Park Falls, formerly of Ellison Bay, died on Sunday May 7, 2017 at Park Manor Nursing Home in Park Falls. She was born on April 3, 1924 on Washington Island, the daughter of Walter and Jennie (Gename) Launders. She married Murrel Hansen, who preceded her in death on November 7, 1985. The couple moved to Kenosha after WWII where Darlene worked for American Motors Corporation/Chrysler Corporation for eleven years retiring in February of 1985. She was a member of the UAW Local 72 in Kenosha. After retirement the couple moved to Ellison Bay. She spent time working on crafts and enjoyed baking cookies and treats for others and also watching TV. Her main interest was writing both her mother's and father's family history. Darlene was a member of the Sister Bay Moravian Church.

 

She is survived by:

 

her daughter Diane (Terrance) Mohr of Park Falls

 

(3)grandsons:

 

Allen Mohr of Park Falls

 

Terry (Jean) Mohr of Portage

 

Patrick (Maureen) Mohr of Chanhassen, MN

 

(5)great-grandchildren: Jamie, Nikki, Eric, Julia, and Ryan

 

and (6)great-great-grandchildren

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Murrel, and her brother Loyd Launders

Memorials to the Sister Bay Moravian Church would be appreciated.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday May 13, 2017 at Sister Bay Moravian Church at 11:00 A.M. with a visitation from 10:00 A.M.  until the time of Service.

Interment will be held at the Ellison Bay Cemetery following the Service.

 

James L. Krewal Sr.



James Lewis Krewal, 60, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on May 7, 2017 at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility.  He was born Oct. 15, 1956 in Hartford, Wisconsin to Stephen and Betty (Keoller) Krewal.

 

Jim served his country in the U.S. Navy and had worked at Peterson Builders Inc. for a number of years.

 

He is survived by 3 children, James L. (Molly) Krewal Jr., Waukesha, WI; Melissa Krewal, Racine, WI; and Amber (Nicholas) Bowen, Racine, WI: 5 grandchildren, MacKenzie, Seamus, and Barney Krewal; Alyson and April Bowen; one brother Craig (Linda) Krewal, and one sister Carol (Ken) Melster.

 

Graveside services will be conducted in Racine.

Dennis J. Struck


By Huehns Funeral Home




Dennis J. Struck, 90, passed away Wednesday morning, May 3, 2017 at his home in Sturgeon Bay.

He was born February 8, 1927 in Milwaukee, the son of the late Quin and Exilona (Martell) Struck. After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School, Denny served his country during the Korean War with the United States Navy. He studied business at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Denny married Joyce Helen Amenson. She preceded him in death.

Denny retired as Vice President of California Canadian Bank in Santa Rosa, CA after a full career in the banking industry. He was also an accomplished builder and contractor throughout his life. Denny had a great artistic talent which aided him in designing and building homes, painting with various media, and doing wood carving.

He is survived by his five children, Pat Struck of Sturgeon Bay, Tom (Jill) Struck of Overland Pass, KS, Mark (Abby) of Sturgeon Bay, Tony (Corrine) Struck of Las Vegas, NV, Kelly (Guy) Haggard of Redding, CA; 12 grandchildren; and his sister, Beverly Kent of Milwaukee.

Denny was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and son, Jack.

There will be no public service at Denny's request.

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Struck family. Condolences, memories, and photos of Denny may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Laura Thelen



Laura Thelen, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on May 5, 2017, at Door County Medical Center. She was born December 22, 1923, to Oscar and Minnie (Herber) Geidel in Campbellsport, WI.  On May 11, 1944, she married Ralph M. Thelen in Milwaukee, he preceded her in death on April 30, 1999.

 

Laura was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 72 years, and also a long time member of the Christian Mother's Altar Society.

 

Survivors include three daughters, Elizabeth Thelen, Grafton; MaDonna Thelen, LaGrange, IL; Kristine Thelen, Milwaukee; two sons, James (Mary) Thelen, Cleveland, OH; John (Donna Rainwater) Thelen, Oceanside, CA; two grandchildren, Brian (Liz) Thelen, and Steven Thelen; two great-grandchildren, Stephanie and Rachel Thelen; other relatives, her Geidel cousins, and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sons, Mark, Peter, and Michael; one sister, Marcella Kohlwey; and one brother, Byron Geidel.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday May 9, 2017, at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood with Rev. Carl Schmitt officiating.  Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Larry J. Neville



Larry J. Neville, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully after a brief illness on May 5, 2017, at Aurora Bay Care Hospital.  He was born March 20, 1933, in Green Bay to the late Harold and Martha Neville, and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School.  Larry served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and had active duty in Izmir, Turkey.  On February 6, 1954, he married Verna Hieptas at St. Willebrord Catholic Church in Green Bay and they enjoyed 63 great years together.

 

From a young age, Larry was full of energy. He was a born salesman.  He worked for Linpark Men's Store and Sears Roebuck and Company for many years.  In 1973, Larry and Verna purchased Quietwoods Campground and later started Quietwoods RV Center in 1982.  Larry also developed Hidden Ridge Condominium Resort.

 

An avid bowler, Larry was a longtime member of the Tuesday Night Major League. One of his favorite times of the year was his annual trek to The Prime Quarter with his bowling buddies and with the RV reps after the RV Show. He also enjoyed Packer games, fishing with John Brownell and Jerry MacMillin, overnight casino trips, and taking cruises with his wife.  Larry was a Friend of Bill and enjoyed spending time at the 115 Club.  As a lover of animals, he was known to feed all the critters in the neighborhood.

 

Larry is survived by his wife, Verna; three children, Denise Neville, Sturgeon Bay; Christine (Michael) Marchant, Brussels; Steve (Holly) Neville, Sturgeon Bay; six grandchildren, Brenna, Kayla, Kody, Danica, Kailyn, and Gracie.  He is also survived by one brother, Harold Jr. (Mary) Neville, and one sister-in-law, Irene Neville.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Robert Neville, and Donald (Elaine) Neville; and a sister, Carol (Jerry) Klarner.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday May 9, 2017, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Rev. Anthony Birdsall and Abbot Gary Neville officiating.   Entombment will be at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday at the Forbes Funeral Home and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.  A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Monday.

 

Larry's family extends a special word of thanks to his good friend, Paul Georgia and his fiancé, Nicole Meyer-Krauel, the staffs at Algoma Long-term Care and Aurora Hospital, and to the numerous doctors and nurses who took such good care of their father during the past few years.

Lois M. Zimmerman


By Schinderle Funeral Home




Lois M. (Veeser) Zimmerman, 67, Algoma, died Wed. May 3, 2017, at Door County Memorial Hospital unexpectedly.   She was born Nov. 13, 1949 in Green Bay to Quintin and Myrtle (Hendricks) Veeser.

Lois graduated from the Luxemburg High School in   1967.

She married Randy Zimmerman July 21, 1993 in Kewaunee.  They moved to Algoma

a number of years ago and Lois worked at East Shore Industries for many years.

Lois enjoyed fishing, watching the Packers, spending time with her friends at East Shore Industries, shopping with Mary and Denis Magle, and her best friend Susan Cisneros.  She loved her buick vehicles.

She is survived by her husband Randy, two daughters Lori Ann Borlee and Lisa (Daniel) Boettcher; five grandchildren Samantha and Austin Beaumier, Isabelle Boettcher, Brittany Borlee and Rex Hegnet;   her seven siblings Rosie Pichette, Russell (Sherry) Veeser, Sharon Stahl, Bonnie (Edsel) Charles, Richard (Fuzzy) (Debbie) Veeser, Cindy (Romy) Szozda and Randy (Cindy) Veeser; one sister-in-law Darlene Peterson.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers-in-law Thomas Pichette and Denis Stahl, and  in-laws Marvin and Dorothy Zimmerman.

Family and friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma from 9:00 AM, Saturday May 6, 2017 until the time of services at 11:00 AM with Father Peter Stryker officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.

Send your online condolences to www.schinderle.com

Judith "Judy" M. Anschutz


By Huehns Funeral Home




Judith "Judy" M. Anschutz, 70, of Jacksonport, was called home Sunday evening, April 30, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay with her family at her side.

 

She was born May 20, 1946 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late John "Sparky" and Laurine (Wilquet) Vogel. Judy graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1964. On August 16, 1964 in Rockford, Illinois she married Larry Anschutz. After living in Rockford for a few years, they moved back to Sturgeon Bay and she waitressed for The Pal Dora, now Mr. G's, before working for Doer Electric then Emerson Motors as a precision motor assembler for the railway track switch motors used nationally. Judy worked for Emerson for 27 years. More recently, Judy had been working at Bay Breeze Resort in Ephraim.

 

She was an active member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Jacksonport (now Stella Maris Parish-Jacksonport site) for many years. Judy served as a reader of the liturgy at Mass, taught Catechism, and volunteered for the many church functions and funeral dinners provided at the church.

 

She was an active, lively woman, always moving and on the go. Judy loved shopping, and dancing. She was a devoted family woman, helped with her children's activities and 4-H when they were growing up. No one had anything negative to say about her, and when you were in her presence you would see her contagious smile, feel her energy, and understand that lively personality that would endear her to you.

 

Her family includes her husband, Larry; three children, Gary (Jessica Kaiver) Anschutz of Sturgeon Bay, Kevin Anschutz of Jacksonport, Lori (friend, Glen Thorn) of Appleton; granddaughter, Lindsey (fiancé, Jessie Breaker) Kroubetz of Appleton; two brothers, Robert Vogel, John Vogel, both of Sturgeon Bay; and sister, Jean (Mark) Vangrinsven of Appleton.

 

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, John "Sparky" and Laurine Vogel; brother, Darold Vogel; and her sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie (Roger) Johnson.

 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at Stella Maris Parish-Baileys Harbor site with Fr. David Ruby officiating. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Jacksonport.

 

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a parish wake service to be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church, Friday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

 

Memorials may be directed in her memory for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, or The National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion, Wisconsin.

Sheila Ann (Gunnlaugsson) Forth



Sheila Ann (Gunnlaugsson) Forth, 58, passed away in Lake Panasoffkee, FL on April 26, 2017, with family at her side.  She was born December 29, 1958, in Sturgeon Bay to Stewart Glenn and Shirley Ann Kay (Kramer) Gunnlaugsson. She was a graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School in 1977.

 

On April 4, 2004 she married Chuck Forth in Sturgeon Bay at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club.  Sheila owned and operated Fibers Unlimited (Green Bay) until moving out of the state. She enjoyed time with her grandchildren, cooking and bowling.  Sheila loved family gatherings, her laugh was contagious, she also loved being around "little people" as she would say.

 

Survivors include her husband, Chuck; a son, Jamie (Mandy) Mineau and their sons, Levi and Brody of Florida; a daughter, Brittney Mae (Jay) Gorby and their sons, Caleb and Colton, of Florida; a brother, Glenn (Diana) Gunnlaugsson, Texas; sisters, Carla Gunnlaugsson, Sturgeon Bay; Tammy (Jerry) Kimber, Sturgeon Bay; Tracie (Leo) Merriman, Arizona; Terri (John) Lamer, Sturgeon Bay; also many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, Todd Bjorn, grandparents, and many aunts and uncles.

 

We will love and miss you always and forever Sheila.

 

A memorial service will be held in July in honor and celebration of her life.

James Yocum


By Casperson Funeral Home




Jim Yocum, age 70, born in Neenah WI on Sept. 10, 1946 to Howard "Jack" Yocum and Florence "Flo" (Kramer) Yocum, died at Aurora Hospital in Green Bay on April 28, 2017 surrounded by his loving family after a long tough battle with kidney disease and bladder cancer.

He graduated from Menasha High in 1965.  After graduation he worked in the Fox Valley as a machinist, meat cutter and bartender until 1983 when he moved to Door Co. where he was a meat cutter and meat manager at the Sister Bay Piggily Wiggily until he retired in 2012.

Jim loved watching the Packers, Auto racing, playing and watching baseball and discussing it all while hanging with his buddies at the Mink River Basin.  A league bowler at the Sister Bay bowl, he attained perfection on February 9, 1995 when he bowled a 300 game.  Jim was a man who loved good food and he enjoyed creating new recipes and perfecting his old ones.  We have many fond memories of him at the Weber beer and tongs in hand making the next delectable meal.  We'll not only miss him very much and we will also miss those wonderful dinners.  Being a sports enthusiast Jim loved to tailgate and cheer on the Packers as well as visit his favorite race tracks to cheer on his favorite drivers.  An avid reader and a civil war buff Jim also loved traveling the country to visit all the old battlefields, national parks and monuments.
He was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Flo.  He is survived by his wife Jodi, daughters Terri (Steve), Henri and son Mike and his wife Julie.  Granddaughters Sandy, Rachel, Sarah, Erin (Augustine) and great grandson John.  Brother Brad (Sue) sisters Helen (Dan) and Nancy.  Nieces and nephews Gina, Teresa (Tom), Chad (Wendy), Stacey (Tom), Jason (Roberta) and Jeff (Karen).  Great nephews Jack and Drew, great nieces Kayla, Jennifer and Meagan.



In Lieu of flowers please make a donation in Jim's name to a charity of your choosing.

Dolor "Deed" J. Krauel


By Huehns Funeral Home




Dolor "Deed" James Krauel, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday afternoon, May 1, 2017 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services (formerly Golden Living Center-Dorchester).

He was born December 15, 1932 in Carlsville, the son of Herman Gustave Christian Krauel and Adelia Pauline (Werkheiser) Krauel. Deed attended Carlsville School and later served his country with the United States Army for two years during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged from service in 1955. Deed was a member of the American Legion in Fond du Lac and a supporter of the American Military History Foundation. He worked as a machinist for Giddings and Lewis in Fond du Lac until he retired at the age of 63. Deed returned home to Door County in 2012.

He lived on Lake Winnebago for many years and was an avid fisherman. Deed enjoyed hunting in Door County with his friends, Kathleen Griese-Anschutz and Jerry Anschutz and their family. He loved his dogs especially his beagle, "Buddy," his constant companion who was never more than a few steps away.

Deed will be missed by his dear friends and their families, Kathleen Griese-Anschutz and Jerry Anschutz of Sevastopol, Milton (Betty) Anschutz and Les Pagenkopf, both of Algoma, Bill Knutson and Donna Kuehn, both of Sturgeon Bay, Tim and Gina Jones of Sturgeon Bay and their children, Mackenzie and Levi Jones (to whom Deed was like an uncle); his sister-in-law, June Krauel of Forestville; and his dog, Buddy. He is also survived by his brother, Darrel (Darlene) Krauel of Carlsville; and many nieces and nephews.

Deed was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy (Henry) Paschke and Joann (Paul) Rohr; and two brothers, Arthur and Carl.

Funeral services with military honors will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Chaplain Mark Richards, of Unity Hospice, officiating. Deed will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery.

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of services.

Expressions of sympathy and memories may be shared at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

A special thanks goes out to the staffs at Sturgeon Bay Health Services and Unity Hospice for their care given to Deed.

Donald Hugh Biemeret


By Huehns Funeral Home




Donald Hugh Biemeret, 82, of the Town of Egg Harbor, fell asleep in the loving arms of his family at home and awoke in the arms of the Lord, Friday afternoon, April 28, 2017.

He was born August 18, 1934 in Green Bay, the son of Gabriel and Ione (Wallenfang) Biemeret. Don graduated from East High School. He served his county in the Air Force during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in August 1958. Don was united in marriage to June Marie Vertz on August 23, 1969 in Green Bay. They were blessed with over 47 years of marriage. He retired from Procter & Gamble in Green Bay.

Don was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Egg Harbor (now Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site). He was always willing to help June with her Cemetery duties.

Don will be deeply missed by his wife, June; three sons, Steve (Gigi) of Grand Prairie, TX, Mark of Lake Worth, FL, and Scott (Sonya) Egg Harbor, WI; eight grandchildren, Joshua Biemeret, Green Bay; Joy (Matt) Crowe, Oshkosh; Eric (Angie) Biemeret, River Falls; Nicole (Arturo) Perez, Cibolo, TX; Holly Biemeret, Dallas, TX; Hope Biemeret, Austin, TX; and Hannah and Holder Biemeret, Lubbock, TX; and nine great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his sister and two brothers, Sarah "Sally" Knaus of Ashwaubenon, Robert (Sue) Biemeret of Green Bay, and Gabriel (Mae) Biemeret of Watersmeet, MI; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Gabriel, Sr. and Ione Biemeret; son, Daniel; parents-in-law, Cyril and Helen Vertz; sister, Jacqueline Wagnitz; brother-in-law, Leland Vertz; and sister-in-law, Janice (Ervin) Blank.

His greatest joy was having his grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and anyone who cared to listen, gather around him to sing his unending number of songs or do his magic by picking quarters from behind little ones' ears. Don's love for the outdoors was prevalent by his enjoyment of fishing, "mowing de lawn," and sitting on the front porch swing. He enjoyed watching the Packers, Brewers, Badgers, and Bucks. Don's granddogs, Penny and Shelby, will have to do without the tidbits he would sneak them thinking no one noticed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site with Fr. David Ruby as celebrant. Don will be laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Air Force and the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51.

Family and friends may call at the church, Thursday morning, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

Memorials may be made to Stella Maris Parish, Unity Hospice, or the Door County Humane Society.

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

     The Biemeret family would like to thank Father Dave, all the wonderful people from Unity Hospice, the entire Huehns Funeral Home Staff, and all of the prayers that were and are being prayed for our family.



Sylvester (Pinky) Berkovitz


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Sylvester (Pinky) Berkovitz, age 71, of Kewaunee died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at his home. He was born on May 27, 1945 in Kewaunee to the late Walter F. and Leona (Zuzanek) Berkovitz.



Pinky worked at Kewaunee Fabrications from 1963 until retiring around 2007. Prior to working at Kewaunee Fab he helped commercial fishermen out of the Kewaunee Harbor. He always enjoyed boating, camping and motorcycle riding.

 

Survivors include his three children: Holly Berkovitz, Tonet; Keith Berkovitz, San Carlos, CA; Kevin Berkovitz, Algoma; four grandchildren: Cody, Harley, Zoey, Ashley; three brothers and one sister-in-law: Dennis Berkovitz, Jerry (Bearcat) and Linda Berkovitz, Dale (Hokey) Berkovitz all of Kewaunee; two sisters and one brother-in-law: Karen Barrette, Kewaunee and Janet (Harold) Ebert, Algoma and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend: Jeff McCloud. He was preceded in death by one daughter: Kim Berkovitz; two brothers: Walter and Gilbert; two sisters: Sandra and Sharon Berkovitz.

 

Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee on Sunday, May 7. A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. with Dcn. Chuck Agnew officiating. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Robert H. Schneider


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Robert H. Schneider, age 89, a lifelong resident of Kewaunee, died quietly at Linden Manor surrounded by his children on Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was born on May 21, 1927, to the late Charles and Rose (Albrecht) Schneider. He married Frances Kassner on December 28, 1950, and she preceded him in death on September 12, 2012.



Robert graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1945. While in high school, he played football and basketball. He was a member of band, the Debate and Drama clubs, National Honor Society and Lake Whispers yearbook staff.

 

After graduation from high school, Robert joined the United States Army and is a World War II veteran. He graduated from Marquette University in 1951.

 

Robert joined Hamilton Industries in Two Rivers as a printer's sales representative in 1951. He became the sales promotion manager for professional lines. After that, he became the marketing manager for medical and dental, printing, and government accounts. He developed dispatch equipment for daily newspapers and helped develop dental units for shipboard use. He also helped design M.A.S.H. units with the Air Force that are now used by all services of the military.

 

Schneider was a member of Rotary, a Paul Harris award recipient, a 70 year member of the American Legion, and a member of the Masonic Order, Eastern Star and Beja Shrine. He is a former Scoutmaster, was on the Bay Lakes BSA Advisory Council and a James West Fellow. He also published the Kewaunee Star newspaper for eight years. Robert was a lifelong member of Kewaunee Community Congregational Church where he served on many committees over the years.

 

Robert is survived by his daughter, Terry Schneider, De Pere; son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Garth and Peggy Schneider, Lake Geneva; four grandchildren: Carly (Nick) Vondrak, Kathleen Schneider, Claire Schneider and Tom Schneider; nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Schneider.

 

Friends may call at Community Congregational Church, 502 Center Street, Kewaunee, on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A Masonic service will be held at 10:30 followed by American Legion Services. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. John Wallace officiating. Burial with full military rites will be in Riverview Cemetery following the service.

 

Memorials may be made to Kewaunee Community Congregational Church or Boy Scouts of America.

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