Obituaries Archives for 2017-07

Christopher Wagner


By Huehns Funeral Home




Christopher Wagner, 55, of the Town of Sevastopol, died suddenly at his home, Sunday, July 23, 2017 after suffering an apparent heart attack.

 

He was born August 7, 1961 in Milwaukee, the son of the late August and Laurel (Walter) Wagner. Chris graduated from Mukwonago High School in 1979. He owned and operated the Wildflower Restaurant in Jacksonport with his parents from 1989 to 1993. On October 8, 1992, he married Stacey E. Hogan at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Jacksonport. Chris owned and operated his own antique furniture restoration business throughout his working life.

 

His hobbies included his love of furniture restoration, collecting antiques, and automobiles. Chris loved being around family and cooking for them. He was an excellent cook.

 

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Stacey; daughter, Olivia at home; sister, Jennifer Pieper of East Troy; brother, Gregory (Kristen) Wagner of Milwaukee; mother-in-law, Audrey Hogan of Sturgeon Bay and the entire Hogan family.

 

Chris was preceded in death by his parents; and father-in-law, Ray Hogan.

 

At Chris's request, there will be no services.

Leroy C. Messersmith


By Huehns Funeral Home




Leroy C. Messersmith, age 64, passed away on July 20, 2017. He was born an identical twin on April 21, 1953 to Irvin and Velda (Schwark) Messersmith in Escanaba, MI. Living on a dairy farm in the U.P., he learned to work hard and squeeze in playing hard.

 

In 1973, he married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Burtnett, and they made Sturgeon Bay their home for 40 years. He worked many years at PBI shipyard and rode his bike 2 ½ miles to work and back almost year around. Becoming his own boss, he was a maintenance man for many families and businesses throughout Door County. Seemingly everywhere at once, Leroy was frequently seen in his van crisscrossing the county as he pursued multiple projects that were always in the works. He had the ability to build, weld, and repair just about anything.

 

He enjoyed many hobbies and passions and highest on the list were frequent camping trips and nine canoe trips in the Boundary Waters. Also on the list of his favorites were swimming, downhill skiing, basketball, and softball. He walked his dog every day and if the snow was too deep, he put on his snowshoes. Leroy always had the gift of gab. He knew all the neighbors and they all knew him. He loved to crack a joke just to relieve a tense situation.

 

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; two children, Micky (Richard) Wilde, Jesse (Gladys) Messersmith; two grandboys, Mason and Carter Wilde; four brothers, Keith (Colleen), Clair, Gailyn (Valerie), Leslie (Nancy); sister, Darlene (Howard) Walden; two brothers-in-law, Eugene (Paula) Burtnett, Bruce (Lisa) Burtnett; and mother-in-law, Ardella Walls.

 

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 at the Sturgeon Bay Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 6121 Gordon Rd. Burial will be in the Seventh-Day Adventist Cemetery in Champion, Brown County.

 

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Sturgeon Bay Seventh-day Adventist Church on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m.until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.

 

Leroy always lived life with God at the helm, and his personal mission was sponsoring kids for summer camp and encouraging people to take time and "Get yourself to church!". It is the prayer of Leroy's family that his legacy of selflessness and his servant's heart will continue to live on in the lives of those that knew and loved him.

Donald J Copiskey


By Huehns Funeral Home




Donald J Copiskey, 78, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord, Thursday night, July 20, 2017 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services (formerly Golden Living Center-Dorchester) in the presence of his family and caregiver.

 

He was born November 13, 1938 in Juddville, the son of Chester Edwin Copiskey and Gladys Lucille (Oberer) Copiskey. Don grew up on the family farm on Juddville Road and attended school down the road at the schoolhouse located on the corner at the Highway 42 intersection. On October 27, 1962, he was united in marriage to Joanne Marie Salkowski at St. Paul Lutheran Church (on Juddville Road). They shared nearly 47 years of marriage. Joanne preceded Don in death on July 9, 2009.

 

He was initially employed at the shoe factory on the west side of Sturgeon Bay until it closed at which time he went to work in the shipyards for Peterson Builders, Inc. Don was known as "Dippin' Don" at PBI as he helped to coat metal prior to construction. When PBI closed, he went to work at Hatco and also for Service Master (cleaning) until his retirement in the 2000s.

 

As a kid, Don grew up attending St. Paul Lutheran Church. He enjoyed being outdoors – fishing for perch and some salmon, hunting deer, camping, and occasionally, gardening. Don was also a musician who liked playing the guitar and singing and listening to country western music. He loved watching the Green Bay Packers and car racing on television.

 

Don is survived by his son, James of Sturgeon Bay; two granddaughters, Kiana and Kayla; sister, Viola Fairchild of Fish Creek; brother, Arnold, formerly of Juddville, who was also his roommate at Sturgeon Bay Health Services; sister-in-law, Kaaren Van de Grift of Saint Nazianz; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and his caregiver, Crystal Rusche of Sturgeon Bay.

 

He was reunited with his parents; wife; brother, Allen; two brothers-in-law, Alan Salkowski and Gordon Fairchild; and cat, Sasha.

 

A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 28, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville (W4167 Juddville Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212) with Pastor Frank Kauzlarich officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

 

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Sherwin G. "Sonny" Weckler


By Forbes Funeral Home




Sherwin Gustave "Sonny" Weckler, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Cardinal Ridge CBRF on July 26, 2017 with his family at his side.  He was born on April 28, 1927, in Door County to Clarence and Cebell (Krause) Weckler.  Sonny owned and operated Weckler's Hillside Court for many years.  He also worked at Griffin Toohey Food Services, Wisconsin Foods, and Bayship Building.

 

Sonny loved to "tinker" and repair all kinds of items, going out for breakfast at the Morning Glory, and getting a burger and a beer for lunch.  He also liked Cadillacs and playing bingo.  Sonny was an extremely generous person who had a wonderful sense of humor.

 

Survivors include two brothers, Antone Weckler, Sherwood (Ruth) Weckler; two sisters, Carol (Ron) Antholt Sr., and Shirley Kinjerski, all of Sturgeon Bay; one sister-in-law, Roxanne Weckler; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Clarence Jr., Roger, Orville, and Darrel; three sisters, Isabelle, Evelyn, and Sandra Lee; three brothers-in-law, Arwin, Leonard, and Norbert.

 

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2017, at the Forbes Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Schroeder officiating.  Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home on Monday.  In-lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

Debra Mary Cesar


By McMahon Funeral Home




Debby M. Cesar, passed away peacefully after a hard fought battle with cancer on Tuesday, July 25th 2017.

 

She was born on June 25,1957 in Green Bay to late Lester and Germaine (Jonet) Marchant.

 

Debby grew up in Duvall and graduated from Luxemburg Casco High School. On Valentines Day, February 14, 1997 she married Reuben R. Cesar in Luxemburg, WI. They recently celebrated 20 years of marriage.

 

She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She always put others needs ahead of her own. Debby was a caring, outgoing person who was dedicated to her career and formed many lasting personal friendships with her coworkers. Most recently she was employed with AC Nielsen and was very thankful for her colleague support even after her declining health forced her to retire.

 

Debby is survived by her husband Reuben, children, Matthew (Jodi) Kittell, Joshua Kittell; grandsons, Mason and Cameron Kittell, sisters, Julie (Dennis) Soquet, Joan (John) Skinner, Dawn (Kurt) DeJardin, Kim (Paul) Quinnette, Barb Alsteen; brother, Gerard Ratajczak; brothers in law and sisters in law, Audrey Krautkramer, Rose Marie Nell, Stephanie (Bill) Calmes, John (Joyce) Cesar, Charlotte (Gary) Kirchman, Esther Hopkins, Kay Cesar, Judy Allen; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

 

Debby was preceded in death by, Gary Alsteen, Lloyd Cesar, Michael Cesar, Sy Krautkramer.

 

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 02, 2017.

 

Closing memorial service with Deacon Bob Miller, 7:00 pm. at the funeral home.

 

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Debby's memory.

 

Thank you to the doctors and nurses at Aurora for the many years of great care that were given to Debby. A heartfelt thank you to Christina for always being there for us!

 

Debby was inspired by the love and support she received from her friends and family during her battle with cancer and was grateful to attend her recent benefit. She always had a special love for angels and we find comfort knowing that she is now among them.

Walter I. Nehlsen


By Casperson Funeral Home




Walter I Nehlsen, 86 of Washington Island, WI. Passed away on July 24, 2017 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his parents (Henry & Hulda Nehlsen) and his wife Evelyn. He is survived by their three children: Marilee (Jeff) Nelson of S. Beloit, IL., David (Linda) Nehlsen of Whitewater, WI., Peter (Leila) Nehlsen of Washington Island and ten grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

Walt and Ev retired to Washington Island in 1998 Walt had many hobbies; including working in the woods, working on tractors (John Deere only), and flying. He managed the Airport on Washington Island for many years. Before retirement, Walt had farmed and then ran his own electrical wiring business - Walt's Electric in Whitewater, WI.

Walt had a special sensitivity for our serviceman, especially those who served and died in WWII. He was able to visit the American Cemetery's  at Normandy, France and Pearl Harbor over the past few years, both very meaningful experience's for him.

A Memorial Service will be held on August 12th 2017 at 11:00 A.M. at Bethel Church on Washington Island. Lunch will be served immediately afterwards.

Memorials may be given in Walter's name and will be used for several causes he fully supported, Including: WIChip (Service/Support on Washington Island) and Leader Dogs for the Blind.

Harold Lindhorst


By Forbes Funeral Home




Harold Fredrick Lindhorst, of Sturgeon Bay, beloved husband of Mary (Tordt) Lindhorst was called to his heavenly home on July 22, 2017.  He was born on December 6, 1932, in Wolsey, S.D. to Frederick and Fernanda (Lenz) Lindhorst.

 

He graduated from Wolsey High School and attended Lutheran Teacher's College in Seward, N.D. graduating in 1961, with a B.A. in Elementary School Education.

 

He married Mary Catherine Tordt on August 9, 1958, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL.

 

Harold taught at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Rockford, IL for 15 years and was then called to be principal and 8th grade teacher at St. Martin's Lutheran School in Clintonville, WI where he remained for 3 years.  He also sold AAL Insurance, sold cars for 2 businesses and was also a security guard for JJ Security working at P.B.I., Bay Ship, Emerson Motors, and Door County Memorial Hospital for 15 years, all in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

 

Harold taught confirmation classes at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Rockford, IL, and St. Martin's Lutheran School in Clintionville, WI, and also directed the adult and children's choirs.  He was very active at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, WI teaching Sunday School, directing the children's choir, singing in the adult choir for many years, planning and teaching adult bible classes, serving on various boards and serving as a visitation elder visiting shut-in's in their homes.  After his retirement, he remained an active member and helper when needed.  He also thoroughly enjoyed his time singing with The Choraliers group for many years, especially when his son, Paul joined the group.

 

He is survived by his wife, Mary; son, Pastor Paul (Carla TenEyck) Lindhorst, Watertown S.D.; Sarah (Phillip) Weidner, Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Angela (Eugene) Dennis, Ellen (Christopher) Boyette, Stephen (Janet) Lindhorst, Aaron Lindhorst, Jesse (special friend, Kerrianne Konrad and Eli) Sanchez, Courtney (special friend, Jeff Lautenbach) Weidner, Bethany (Mike) Lee, Alexander (special friend, Whitney Vig, Aiden and Olivia) Sanchez, Jordan (special friend, Maria Marlen) Lindhorst, Andrew (special friend, Aubrey Shields) Sanchez, Austin (special friend, Kaylen Stafford) Weidner; great-grandchildren, Gianna, Domonic and Corina Proia, Miguel May, Kairi Mazanet, Madelyn Lautenbach, Owen Lee, Sammy, Scarlett, and Penelope Lindhorst; and a great grandchild "on the way"; siblings, Adeline Jungemann, Florence Adermann, Ruth (Stanley) Pakulla, Bunny Tordt, William (Billie) Tordt, Sheila (Roy) Tordt and much loved and dearest friends Vernon Siekmann family.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Lindhorst; infant brother; brothers-in-law, Alfred Jungemann, Raymond Adermann, Nichalos Garbis, and Steven Tordt.  mother and father-in-law, Mildred Sanders Tordt Griffin and Lorne Griffin; grandchildren, Grace Franklin, Anthony Franklin and Melissa Weidner; great-granddaughter, Amelia Rose Proia.

 

Memorial services will be 4:00 p.m. Friday July 28, 2017, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Carl Schroeder officiating.  Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until time of services at the church on Friday.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Peter's Lutheran School and Church.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Madeleine Wolf


By Forbes Funeral Home




Madeleine Flora Wolf, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on July 23, 2017, at Algoma Long-Term Care Unit.  She was born on July 30, 1927, in Green Bay to Gabriel and Emilie (DeBauche) Schirk.  Madeleine graduated from East High School in Green Bay.  On June 21, 1947, she married Carl H. Kurowski in Green Bay, he preceded her on December 8, 1996.  On February 14, 2002, she married Harold Wolf in Brussels, he preceded her in death on May 26, 2015.

 

Madeleine loved gardening, going camping with her family, listening to country music, sewing, bowling, and the outdoors.  She was past member of the Ladies Aide at Grace Presbyterian Church, past Girl Scout Leader and Camp Counselor.   Madeleine especially loved the Green Bay Packers.

 

Survivors include seven children, Carol Charles, Steven Kurowski, Susan Marten, Jerry Kurowski, Katherine Carter, Eric Kurowski, and Dean Kurowski; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren; and step-children and their families.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sons, David and Robert Kurowski.

 

Memorial services will be at 6:00 p.m. on AUGUST 7, 2017, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Tom Athey and Jim Jeanquart officiating.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.  In-lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Door CANcer.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com.

Samuel J. Lang


By Huehns Funeral Home




Samuel J. Lang, Jr., 83, of Egg Harbor, died Friday evening, June 23, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

He was born September 13, 1933 in Evanston, IL, the son of Samuel and Ruth (Hodgson) Lang. Sam received his B.A. from Hamilton College in 1955 before serving his country in the U.S. Army from 1956 to 1958. He was employed with U.S. Plywood and Champion International Paper during his working career.

On December 29, 1956, he married Caroline "Bunny" Jones. She preceded him in death on May 5, 2015.

Sam was active in the Methodist Church, singing in the choir, participating in the Men's Club, and was a member of Lions Club.

He is survived by his three children, Diane, Bill, and Sam Lang.

Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay assisted the Lang family. Condolences and memories may be shared through Sam's tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Richard Wortiska


By Forbes Funeral Home




Richard "Dick" Wortiska, 65, of Maplewood, passed away on July 23, 2017, from multiple myeloma.  He was born on October 8, 1951, in Sturgeon Bay to William and Agnes (Richards) Wortiska.  He graduated from Southern Door High School in 1969.  After several years of college and technical school, he became a master plumber, owning and operating a plumbing and heating business with his brother for 30 years.

 

Dick was an avid hunter and fisherman, taking many trips out west and to Canada.  He also played softball, and had a pilot's license-he loved to fly.

 

Dick dedicated much of his time and life organizing and planning major ski trips for the Gelandesprung Ski Club of Green Bay, his other family.  He served as president for many years and was a member for over 35 years.  He had a passion for skiing and helping others.  You could not find a better ambassador for the club or the sport of skiing.  He was extremely good at everything he did and skiing was no exception, but yet he'd take time to guide others of all abilities around the mountain as he would remember every trail.  His kindness to all will never be forgotten; we are not just a club, we are family.

 

In 2009, Dick made the generous gift of life by donating a kidney to his brother Lee.

 

Survivors include his brother, Lee (Julie) Wortiska, Casco; two nieces, Jessica Erieau and Nicole (Ryan) Peterson; one nephew and his godchild, Daniel Wortiska; many cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Memorial services will be at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at Corpus Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Dick's name.

 

Special thanks to Janice Schlise, Steve Karnitz, the Gelandesprung Ski Club (especially Komo), and Unity Hospice for all the wonderful care and support during Dick's illness.

 

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."  Ralph Waldo Emerson

James (Jim) LuMaye


By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home




Jim LuMaye of Casco died July 20, 2017. He was born August 26, 1948 at the family farm in Rosiere to August and Adeline (Tassoul) LuMaye.

Jim a 1966 graduate of Southern Door High School joined the U.S. Air Force shortly after graduation and retired on July 1, 1986. After retiring from the Air Force he went to work for the Corp of Engineers as a park ranger and retired on December 31, 2007.

He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Amanda (Andrew) Campeau of Culver, MN, two brothers, four sisters, two brothers-in-law, and six sisters-in-law; Gerald (Florence), Brussels; Harold (Judy), Luxemburg; Mary (Lawrence) Conard, Algoma; Nora Ripley, Green Bay; Sister Gerald, St. Francis Convent; Anne Iiemet, Oshkosh; Beverly LuMaye, Sturgeon Bay; Joyce Berndt, Green Bay; Carol Rose, Green Bay; Sandy LuMaye, Two Rivers; and Lawrence Jandrin, Kewaunee.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife Pat, his parents, mother and father-in-law, and 18 brothers and sisters; Leo, Melvin, Joseph, Harold, Harry, Norbert, Mourice, Lawrence, Isadore, Bernard, August, Cletus, Anna, Lilly, Mildred, Alice, Adeline, and Margaret.

Friends may call at Wiesener & Massart Funeral Home – Casco from 4-8 pm, Monday July 24, 2017. A military service will take place at 7:00 pm with members of the Thibaudeau Drossart Casco American Legion Post 319, followed by a prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue Tuesday morning July 25, 2017 from 9:30-10:45 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Luxemburg. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Burial will then take place at the church cemetery with full military rites. Online condolences may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Roger Hafeman


By Huehns Funeral Home




Roger Hafeman, 78, of Forestville, died Tuesday afternoon, July 18, 2017 at Whispering Pines CBRF in Sturgeon Bay.

 

He was born on March 10, 1939 in Forestville, the son of Richard and Vinnie (Willems) Hafeman. Roger graduated from Brussels High School. On September 3, 1971, he married Nancy Carol Keller at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood. They were blessed with over 43 years of marriage. Nancy preceded Roger in death on March 12, 2015. He had worked for Zettel Construction then for Door County Highway Department where he retired after 31 years.

 

He was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Forestville. Roger enjoyed motorcycling with Nancy, and together, they were a part of the Door Devils Motorcycle Club. He liked to hunt and fish. Roger also was an avid sports fan of the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. Most of all, he loved and adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

Roger will be deeply missed by his children, Rick Hafeman of Green Castle, IN, Debra Varga of Corbin, KY, Jim Rudy, Steve (Linda) Rudy, both of Sturgeon Bay, eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert (Carol "Dolly") Hafeman of Algoma and their children, Scott, Shelly and Carrie.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Nancy; and niece Laurie.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday July 25, 2017 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Forestville with Rev. Christopher Jackson officiating. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Family and friends may call at the church, Tuesday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

 

Memorials may be given to Unity Hospice in his memory.

Doug Anschutz


By Huehns Funeral Home




Douglas (Doug) Mark Anschutz, 55, of the Town of Gardner, formerly of Egg Harbor, died peacefully Sunday, July 16, 2017 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, surrounded by family and his soul mate Julie Behnke, after suffering cardiac arrest on Monday evening, July 10.

 

He was born on December 10, 1961 to Byron (Jr.) and Elizabeth (Schafberger) Anschutz in Green Bay. He attended Sevastopol School and graduated with the class of 1980.  Doug was a devoted Dad to his children, Alex and Kaitlyn.

 

He was born on December 10, 1961 to Byron (Jr.) and Elizabeth (Schafberger) Anschutz in Green Bay. He attended Sevastopol School and graduated with the class of 1980.  Doug was a devoted Dad to his children, Alex and Kaitlyn.

 

Throughout his lifetime, he loved spending time with them attending their school and sporting events, enjoying annual family vacations together, and watching them mature into young adults.  Just seven weeks ago he was introduced to, Grant, his grandson (son of Kaitlyn and Todd Polster), and the two spent memorable time together.

 

Doug was employed by Hatco Corporation for the past 14 years as the Model Shop Team Leader.  Prior to this time, he worked in Door County's maritime industry where his craftsmanship could be found within Palmer Johnson Yachts, on board vessels produced by Peterson Builders, and prior to that time at Bay Shipbuilding, Inc.

 

There wasn't a job he couldn't do, or problem he couldn't solve.  Doug's sense of humor and playfulness while at work or at home was an endearing quality that will be missed most by family and friends.  In his spare time, he loved to hunt and fish.  He also built two of his houses and a wooden boat to troll off the shore of his home.  He shared many Door County sunsets with Julie on the deck or in a hammock, and when hosting summer barbeques with extended family and good friends. His light-hearted and generous way was an example for all who knew him.  His sudden death also brought life to others through his gift of organ donation.

 

Survivors include his children, Alex (Thomas Clough) ,  Kaitlyn (Todd Polster), his grandson, Grant, the love of his life, Julie Behnke, his mother Betty Anschutz, his sister, Sue (Steve) Stangel, his nephew Travis (April) Stangel, his brother Dean (Sue) Anschutz, his nephew Nathan and niece Elise Anschutz, his sister-in-law, Christine Wendler Anschutz, the mother of his children Kim (Fehl) Anschutz, and the Behnke Family including Ann, Doug and Mary, Tom and Vicki, Nancy and Dennis, James and Al, as well as his beloved dog, Harrison.

 

Doug was preceded in death by his father, Byron on October 3, 1986, his brother Steve on February 10, 1998, his maternal and paternal grandparents, an aunt and two uncles.

 

A celebration of Doug's life will be held Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home.  Friends may call from 3 p.m. until the time of the prayer service at 7 p.m. with Pastor Tim Malek officiating.  Doug will be laid to rest at the Egg Harbor Town cemetery near his brother, Steve.

 

The family would like to thank the Behnke family and Amy Kohnle for all your compassionate support, love, and guidance during this very difficult time, as well as the kindness extended by dear friends, co-workers and the staff of Bellin ICU.

 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.

Mary J. Daul


By McMahon Funeral Home




Mary Jean Daul, 51 of Luxemburg, has gone to be with the Lord, surrounded by her loving family and friends, after a long courageous battle with breast cancer.

 

She was born in Green Bay on November 09, 1965 to Larry and Nancy (Bouchonville) Prevost. She graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School in 1984. On October 26, 1985 Mary married Brad Daul in Green Bay. They were going to celebrate 32 wonderful years of marriage.

 

In her early career she worked at DePrey's Quick Stop, Dyckesville for eight years. She then began her employment with Prevea Health, Military Ave and Webster Ave. all in Green Bay, for 23 years.

 

Her enjoyments included entertaining family and friends at the cabin and bear hunting with the "group". It was always a contest for her to see the bear cross the road. Girls week with Chris, Barb, Theresa, Tina, Jenny, Tanya and Sharon and Family weekend were very special to Mary. She loved gardening and tending to her roses, crocheting and being with friends. Her favorite time spent was playing with her granddaughter. Survivors include her husband, Brad and their children, Adam (special friend, Amber) Daul, Dyckesville; Matthew ( special friend Alecia) Daul, Eaton; Brittney Daul, Luxemburg; one grandchild, Clara Daul; her father, Larry Prevost, Green Bay; her mother, Nancy Prevost, Dyckesville; four sisters, Chris (Ken) Romuald, Luxemburg; Pat (Bob) Giesler, Suamico; Barb (friend, Larry) DeGroot, Dyckesville; Theresa (friend, Jeremy) Guilette, Dyckesville; brothers in law and sisters in law, Tim (Julie) Daul, Green Bay; Paul (Kacy) Daul, Kewaunee; Tina (Jeremy) DeGrave, Luxemburg; nieces and nephews.

 

Mary was preceded in death by one infant sister, Susan Prevost; her father in law and mother in law, Donald and Janice Daul; her paternal grandparents, Joseph and Laura (Delcore) Prevost; her maternal grandparents, Francis and Genevieve (Bournville) Bouchonville. Friends may call at St. Joseph Church, Champion, 5996 County Road K. New Franken, Wi. 54229, between 3:00 and 6:15 pm on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.

 

Funeral 6:30 pm on Tuesday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.

 

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

Marilyn G. DeGrand


By McMahon Funeral Home




Marilyn G.  DeGrand, 68, Luxemburg, was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus on Saturday, July 15, 2017.  She was born April 23, 1949, to Norbert and Marian (Kust) Dorner. She graduated from Luxemburg High School in 1967. Marilyn married her high school sweetheart, Daniel W. DeGrand at St. Mary's Church in Luxemburg on October 28, 1967, and together they would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this October.

She continued on to Cosmetology school in Green Bay and was a hair stylist for many years. Marilyn proudly raised three children, Deneen, Jody and Todd. Throughout her years, she also worked transporting special education students to Syble Hopp, a cook at the Luxemburg-Casco School District, bartending at the Rendezvous and worked at Subway. She was a devoted displayer/consultant for Home Interiors and Gifts for 39 years. Her talents were spread through many homes by her creativity through her Home Interiors and Gifts career.

Marilyn enjoyed working in her gardens, spending time with family, attending her grandchildren's school and sports events, playing cards, and going Up North to her family cabin. As an avid Brewer fan, Marilyn rarely missed watching a game. In recent years, Marilyn revived her passion for art by taking painting classes from a special friend, Jeanne Trumble.

She is survived by her husband, Daniel; children, Jody (Darrell) Duckart and Todd (Kelley) DeGrand and son-in-law Kevin Schweiner (special friend, Heidi); her grandchildren, Travis and Brittany (Delain) Minger, Ashley Minger, Morgan and Brennan Schweiner, Owen and Ellah DeGrand;  brothers,  Dale (Elaine) Dorner, Mark (Cheryl) Dorner, Gregory (Diane) Dorner, Douglas (Cyndi) Dorner, Kevin (Diana) Dorner, Patrick (Carrie) Dorner; sisters Kathy DeGrave, Kristen (Mark) Allen, Cheryl (Terry) Nienhaus, Dawn (Brian) Rabas, Lisa (Gerry) Spude (godchild), and Amy (Joe) Peters; sister-in-law Mary Dorner; Brothers-in-law Larry DeGrand, Ron (Debbie) DeGrand, and Mark (special friend, Teri) DeGrand; Sister-in-law Jeanne Conard;  numerous relatives, nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is predeceased by her infant son, Daniel  DeGrand Jr. and daughter, Deneen Schweiner; her parents Norbert and Marian (Kust) Dorner; brother, David Dorner, brother-in-law Ken DeGrave; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harold and Irma (Rentmeester) DeGrand, brothers-in-law Darold (Pam) DeGrand and Steve Conard. Godparents Milos and Grace (Kust) Ledvina.

On behalf of Marilyn's family, we would like to express our gratitude to the St. Vincent Oncology and St. Vincent Hospital for giving such great support with her cancer journey. Additional appreciation is given to the amazing and compassionate 9th floor nurses who cared for Marilyn.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00 pm at the St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5930 Humboldt Road, Luxemburg. Visitation will continue on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church between 8:30 and 10:15 am.  Funeral at  10:30 am on Saturday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.

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

"In lieu of flowers, Daniel requests some future help in the cooking department."

Fred Alfred Serrahn


By Huehns Funeral Home




Fred Alfred Serrahn, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday evening, July 9, 2017 at Anna's Healthcare CBRF.

He was born January 19, 1927 on the Serrahn family homestead on County Road TT in the Town of Sturgeon Bay, the son of Heinrich "Henry" and Matilda (Linstedt) Serrahn. Fred's mother passed away early in his life leaving his father and step-mother to care for him along with his older siblings. He attended the grade school down the street from his childhood home before going out to work for Waterman Steam Ship Co. in Mobile, AL in 1944.

Fred enlisted to serve with the United States Army, entering active service on October 12, 1952. He was honorably discharged from service on September 23, 1954 and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal. Fred eventually returned home to Sturgeon Bay and met Eleanor Clisby (Bailey) Haberli. He gained a family (Eleanor's four children) when he and Eleanor were united in marriage on October 12, 1963 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Together, they owned and operated Serrahn's Lorraine Cottages on Bay Shore Drive. Fred's primary career, though, was in marine cargo transport, which allowed him to see the world. He also took pride in clearing cedar swamps back home and always made sure to perfectly stack the wood piles for delivery to Door County residents. Fred was even known for "chasing paint" (painting) at the Barbican in Sturgeon Bay where his daughter, Christine, worked. Together, he and Eleanor shared over 45 years of marriage. She passed away April 30, 2009.

As a kid, Fred grew up attending St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay and was a member of the Seafarers Union while sailing. "He was a hard worker all the way around," right up until the very end when he wasn't physically able to work anymore. Fred loved being outdoors, whether it was working out the cedar swamps, hunting with family, or hanging out at the old saw mill with friends.

Fred will be missed by his four children, Eric (Yvonne) Haberli of Little Sturgeon, Christine (David "Dirk") Goettelman of the Town of Sturgeon Bay, Joel (Nina) Haberli of Cos Cob, CT, and Margi (Dave) Kvitek of De Pere; six grandchildren, Lisa Haberli, Gina (Mark) Felhofer, Andy Haberli, Adam and Elliot (Kelly Avenson) Goettelman, and Bailey Haberli; five (soon-to-be six) great-grandchildren, Emmet, Jasper, and Calvin Goettelman and Grace and Ryan Felhofer; many beloved nieces and nephews; and his cat, Annie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and six sisters and five brothers, Helen (Fred) Wickman, Pauline (William) Haegele, Hattie (Sigmund) Wiechowski, Alvina (Palmer) Matzke, infant Marie, infant Alice, Charles (Laverne), Richard (Luzon), Howard (Jean), Robert, and infant Edwin.

Fred's life will be honored with a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

A heartfelt thanks goes out to the staff of Anna's Healthcare CBRF (where Fred was one of the first residents) for the wonderful care given to Fred the past four years and also to Southern Care Hospice for their compassionate care the past year.

Memorials may be given in Fred's memory for the Door County Land Trust or the Door County Humane Society.

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

Marie Trodahl Bolstad


By Bierman Funeral Home




Marie Trodahl Bolstad, age 88, of Northfield, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at Northfield (MN) Retirement Community.  Memorial services will be Saturday, August 19 with 10 AM pancakes and service at noon at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Menomonie WI.  Hymn sing following.  Interment will be Sunday, August 20 at 12:30 PM at Mount Olive Cemetery, 2264 Shiloh Rd in Sturgeon Bay, WI.  Lunch following at "The Cottage" 1071 South Lake Michigan Drive.

 

Marie Bolstad lived the dream, and helped others to do the same with her caramel rolls. She was the only child of Dora and Otis Trodahl, owners of Trodahl's IGA Food Market in Sturgeon Bay. Born at the end of the roaring 20s, she grew up in the depression, attended St. Olaf College (class of '50), and briefly taught high school music.  Marie married Dennis Bolstad (college classmate and teacher) in 1951, moved to Mahtomedi, MN, and lived in the house they built themselves.

 

Marie was the quintessential housewife, raising five children and supporting Dennis in his career. When Dennis earned his doctorate, they moved to Menomonie, WI where he began teaching at Stout State College. Marie executed her academic obligations, initially in "faculty wives" and later as an early-childhood-music instructor at UW Stout. She served as senior choir director at Our Savior's Lutheran Church for 27 years, and was active in various Menomonie Theater Guild productions as actress, singer or music director. They put the five kids (Peder, Rolf, Ruth, Arne and Thor) through private colleges and lived to enjoy their seven grandchildren (Drake, Quinn, Morgan, Peyton, Trace, Webb, and Gretta). No summary would be complete without mention of their "Chinese kids" (from Taiwan) who lived with them and whom they loved dearly.  Further evidence of her welcoming nature is a family story of Marie answering an early morning phone call and, after a short conversation, saying "Yes, please stop. I'll have breakfast ready.  Who is this?"

 

After retiring, summers were spent with Dennis at "the cottage" in Door County, WI where they were active volunteers for the Door County Maritime Museum, and the Peninsula Music Festival for whom they did airport runs to pick up guest artists like William Warfield and Hillary Hahn. In 2000 Marie and Dennis were honored with the Wisconsin First Lady's Volunteer of the Year Award for their work with displaced teenagers.  

 

Marie and Dennis had friends all over the world, and traveled to Norway, Italy, Morocco, Australia, and South Africa where they unexpectedly had lunch with Nelson Mandela. A favorite T-shirt says "I performed at Carnegie Hall," which she did at age 71. Her life might well be encapsulated in the nickname "Sunshine" given to her by the staff of her last home, Evergreen Lodge.

 

Marie's final resting place with Dennis will be at a rural church built by her ancestors in Door County under a marble bench they had made where all are invited to sit a spell, remember, reflect, contemplate, debate, or ruminate. On that bench is engraved:

 

Mary Ann Englebert


By Forbes Funeral Home




Mary Ann Englebert, 78, of Brussels, passed away on July 8, 2017.  She was born Feb. 25, 1939 in the Town of Brussels to William and Anna (LeGrave) Virlee.  On April 9, 1958 she married Donald J. Englebert in Brussels.  He preceded her in death on April 26, 2015.

 

Mary Ann graduated from Brussels High School in 1957.  She and her husband dairy farmed in the Town of Brussels for many years.  She was very proud of her Belgian heritage and enjoyed baking Belgian pies and cooking other Belgian foods.

 

Mary Ann was also a great writer and teacher.  She had a big heart for people and spent much of her life caring for others.  Mary Ann had a strong faith in God and prayed the rosary often.  During her life, she was active in numerous organizations including the Christian Women's Society, Belgian American Club, Door County Historical Society, Northeastern Wisconsin Frontier Famers, and the Namur Historical Foundation.

 

She is survived by 4 children, Christine (Mark) Rockendorf, Brussels; Vicky (Bill) Herlache, Sturgeon Bay; Kevin Englebert, Brussels; and Angela Polk, New Orleans, LA;

9 grandchildren, Zach (Stacey) Rockendorf, Hannah (Jay) Delwiche, Lucas (Laura) Rockendorf and Ethan (Holly Sevrin) Rockendorf, Kyle and Olivia Herlache, Camaria, Dominique and Christopher Polk; 4 great-grandchildren, Avery, Deacon, Jaxon, and Beckett (and Baby Rockendorf "on the way"); 2 sisters, Joan Mott and Theresa Stanul; brother, Kenan Virlee; 3 brothers-in-law, Ronald (Patsy), Gerald (Janice), David (Dixie) Englebert; and sister-in-law, Janice (Leonard) Zittlow.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a daughter, Deborah; 2 sisters, Sister Arlene Virlee and Madona (Lee) Mahlik; one brother, Thomas (Karen) Virlee; a brother-in-law, Bob Mott; 3 nieces, Lynn Bouche and Leah Virlee, and Brenda Kipp.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday July 15, 2017 at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels.  Burial will be in St. Francis Church Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Friday from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. and at the church on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of mass.  A prayer service will be conducted at 7:00 pm on Friday at the funeral home.

Roger G. Klish


By Newcomer Funeral Home




Roger G. Klish, 89, of Green Bay, beloved husband of 67 years to Marie (De Beck) Klish, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Aurora Baycare Medical Center.

Roger was born on February 2, 1928, in Green Bay, son of the late Marian Klish. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force of which he was honorably discharged in 1949. On July 29, 1950 he married Marie and they spent many years of loving marriage together raising their four children. He retired after more than 40 years as an Engineer with the Green Bay Board of Education. In his younger years he and his wife were involved in the Good Sam's Club and the Whirl A Way Square Dance Club. He loved to go camping with family and friends. In his spare time his passion was metal detecting around the Brown and Door County areas. Roger was a longtime communicant of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. He was a "jack of all trades" and could fix anything (except umbrellas) according to his youngest daughter!

He will be sadly missed by his wife Marie and their four children: Cathy (Michael) Barbeaux, Barb De Greef, Tom (Becky) Klish, and Lynn (Michael) Bretl. Roger also leaves his beloved grandchildren: Kristine (Michael) Hagen, Karen (John) Combs, Robb (Ramona) De Greef, Kevin (Amanda) De Greef, Chad (Erin) Klish, Craig Klish, Curt (Sarah) Klish, and Alex Bretl along with 16 great grandchildren. He also leaves his Aunt, Emma (Don) Drewieski. Roger is preceded in death by his infant son David Klish, Son-In-Law, Bob De Greef, and numerous aunts, uncles, and extended family.

Visitation will be held on Thursday July 13th from 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM at Newcomer Funeral Home, 340 S. Monroe Avenue, Green Bay. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following visitation Thursday July 13th at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Avenue, Green Bay at 4:00 PM with Full Military Honors to follow. Entombment will be private at Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.

Roger's family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to nurses and staff of Woodside Lutheran Senior Care and Aurora Baycare Medical Center for the wonderful and thoughtful care given to Roger and the family.

Joan Fager


By Buchanan Funeral Home



Joan Fager, age 78 of Kewaunee died on Friday, July 7, 2017 as a result of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She was born on May 20, 1939 in Mayville, North Dakota to the late Edwin and Garda (Severson) Johnson.


She married Wes Fager June 22, 1958 in Mayville ND.

She and Wes moved to the Minneapolis, MN area in 1962 where Wes was a librarian until l992. Then they moved to Wisconsin and then in 1993 moved to Kewaunee where Wes was librarian at Kewaunee High School. Joan was an avid and very fast reader, reading thousands of books over her lifetime. She was an accomplished pianist. She was very talented doing cruel embroidery creating many lifelike scenes of wildlife and flowers. Her other hobbies were collecting bells and wedding dolls. She was extremely supportive of Wes in his many endeavors

Joan is survived by Wes, her husband of 59 years. She was preceded in death by one sister.

Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.

Carol J. Collins


By McMahon Funeral Home



Carol Julia Collins, 88 of Luxemburg died Friday evening, July 07, 2017.


She was born in Kewaunee County to the late Alex and Alice (DeChamps) Ropson on October 29, 1928.

On April 07, 1951 she married Norman C. Collins at Robinsonville Presbyterian Church, Champion. Together they ran a dairy farm for many years.

She enjoyed cooking and was a great cook. She was always working on a knitting or crocheting project. Carol was a loving mom, grandma, great-grandma, sister and friend. She will be missed dearly.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Norman and their children, daughter, Sherry (Dennis) DeChamps and their children, Eric (Christi) and Matt (Robin); daughter, Sandy DeBaker and her children, John (Sherry), Nick (Heidi), Sara (Jay) Shefchik and Lydia (Steve) Blaha; son, Ken (Wendy) and their son, Austin; 13 grandchildren and #14 arriving this month; one brother, Roland (Carol) Ropson; four sisters in law, Rosella Ropson; Evelyn Ropson; Marie Collins; Lorraine (Ray) Soquet; nieces and nephews.

Carol was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Ropson, Gaylord Ropson; two sisters, Dorothy (Jerry) Bodart; Ella (Emerson)VandenHouten; two brothers in law and one sister in law, Tony Collins; Joyce (Ronald) Dekeyser.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Monday, July 10, 2017.

Closing funeral service 7:00 pm with Pastor Carole Neitzel, officiating.

Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

www.mcmahonfh.com.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Pam and the entire staff of Helping Hearts Assisted Living for their compassion and care of our Mother.

Michael E. Schanofer


By Lanham-Schanofer Funeral Home




On July 4, 2017, Mike Schanhofer went down swinging in his final at-bat on earth when multiple myeloma slipped a curveball past him for strike three.

Mike was born in Sparta, WI to Herman and Alice (Carr) Schanhofer on June 22, 1941. He graduated from St. Patrick's Grade School, Sparta High School, and UW-La Crosse in 1963 where he achieved highest honors with majors in English and History and a concentration in Physical Education.

On August 8, 1964, he married the former Bonnie Blinn. They were united in marriage for fifty-one years until Bonnie passed away on April 30, 2016. They were blessed with two sons, Scott and Ryan.

Mike's goal in education was to become a high school teacher and coach. He achieved his ambition when Luxemburg-Casco High School employed him in 1963 to both teach and coach. He remained at Luxemburg-Casco for a total of forty-two years.

His teaching duties included English 11 and 12, World History, Minority Literature,  US History, and AP European History for college credits.

His coaching involvement included assistant varsity football (7 years), assistant varsity baseball (32 years), head varsity girls volleyball (10 years), and head varsity girls basketball (26 years). His basketball teams won three state championships (1988, 1994, 2004) and one state runner-up (1995). He amassed a total of 524 wins and was inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2002. He concluded his coaching career with a three-year stint at Sturgeon Bay High School.

He finished his career as a teacher at Luxemburg-Casco when he taught Alternative Education to students who struggled in the traditional classroom setting. He felt all students were equally important.

Mike is survived by his two sons and their families, Scott (Brenda) and children Aleah, Delaney, and Bodie, and Ryan (Christina) and their children Emma and Olivia. He is further survived by three sisters, Jeanette, Anita, and Marilyn and by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie; his parents; his four brothers, Don, Ted, John, and Paul; and two sisters, Sally and Marjorie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 noon on Monday, July 10, 2017 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sparta. Family and friends are invited to call at the church on Monday from 10 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

A Celebration of Life will also be held from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2017 at Rendezvous, E896 County Road N, Luxemburg.

The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home, Sparta, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.schanhoferfh.com

Dorothy A. Halada


By Wiesner & Massart




Dorothy Ann (Mura) Halada, 90, of Algoma, passed away peacefully Saturday evening July 1, 2017 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home.  She was born January 21, 1927, in the Town of Nasawaupee, Door County, the second of four daughters to Alex and Ann (Laurent) Mura.

She spent her early childhood in the Maplewood area of Door County and told many stories of their lives on the farm and riding the sleighs to one room schoolhouses.  During her youth, the family moved to Cedar Corners in Algoma, where her parents owned and operated Red Mura Cedar Corners Bar. The sisters often talked fondly about helping their mom in the tavern kitchen preparing chicken and fish plates for the US Plywood and Plumber's Woodworking factory workers.  The family also ran the Rustic Resort south of Algoma for a few years, before returning to Cedar Corners.

Dorothy graduated from St. Mary's Catholic School in 1940, and Algoma High School in 1944.  On June 26, 1948, she married Joe Halada, Jr. at St. Mary's Church in Algoma, WI. After the wedding, they farmed on the Halada family homestead in Kodan.  Joe preceded her in death on April 11, 1983.

In 1989, she moved to Algoma where she loved her house.  She would sit on the back deck telling her grandkids her many stories and guessing who might be the VIPs heading up to Door County.  For many years she worked in the office at Katch's Department Store in Algoma.  She was always ready for a game of cribbage with her grandkids; and quiz them on their knowledge of current events and world history – her favorite subjects.   In the early years of their marriage, Joe and Dorothy enjoyed attending Wisconsin Badger football games at Camp Randall.  She was a life-long Badger fan, always listening on the radio or watching Badger football and basketball games on television.  For over 20 years, she attended the UW Varsity Band Spring Concert in Madison.  She always kept very close tabs on her "Kids";  and they reported to her regularly of their whereabouts.

Dorothy is survived by children: Joe (Mary) Halada, Sturgeon Bay; Holly (Marc) Schmidt, Green Bay, Beth (Mike) DeMeuse, Algoma; Andy (Denise) Halada, Madison.  She was very proud of her 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren:  Carrie (Andy) Hruby, Weyauwega; Katie (Leif) Tolokken, LaCrosse; Thomas (Amber) Halada, LaCrosse; Amy (Luke) Jonet, Green Bay; Sara Halada, Springfield IL; David DeMeuse, Columbia SC; Robby (Helen Powling) DeMeuse, Madison; Joseph Halada, Madison. Great-grandchildren: Jacob and Emma Jonet; Elsie and Aspen Hruby.  She is further survived by her sister Joan Mauer, Milwaukee; daughter-in-law Sandy Halada, Ladysmith; brother and sister in-laws: Ed Sticka, Monona; Emil Gohr, Greenfield; Ruby Halada Havel, Wauwatosa and many nieces & nephews.

She was preceded in death by eldest son Mark in 2003, grandson John DeMeuse, two sisters – Verna Sticka and Donna Zimmerman, and parents.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, July 6, 2107 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Algoma. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Peter Stryker officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Homes – Algoma is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Dorothy's family wishes to thank all persons who were involved with her care in the past two years. Your kindness, compassion and care will not be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Kewaunee County Food Pantry.  Other memorials that will reflect her interests are St. Mary's Parish/School, Kewaunee County Historical Society, and Friends of the Algoma Public Library.

Robert L. Baudhuin


By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home




Robert (Bob) L. Baudhuin, 63, of Slovan passed away unexpectedly at Bellin Memorial Hospital on Sunday July 2, 2017.  Bob was born on June 10, 1954 in Green Bay to the late Harold and Noreen (Sisel) Baudhuin.

 

 Senior year of high school he worked for Luxemburg Motor Company, which began a life-long friendship with the Massart family. Bob graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High in 1972. He worked with his parents on their family farm that had been purchased in 1908 by his Grandparents Louis and Agnes Sisel.

On November 26, 1977 Bob was united in marriage with the love of his life Karen (Dellemann) at St. Joseph's Parish, Pilsen. Bob then joined a partnership with his parents. They later purchased the family farm in 1986. In 2000, he formed Baudhuin's Grandview Dairy with his wife and children by his side. At that time Bob also took over the tradition of Dairyland Seed sales from his father.

 

 Bob was a friend to all. He had a great love for God, family, farming and neighbors. Wherever he went, he found an old friend, or made a new friend. He always had stories to tell. He loved to wish family, friends and neighbors Happy Birthday.

 

 Bob looked forward to the Casco Church Picnic, Luxemburg Motor Christmas party, Kewaunee County Fair tractor pull and Dairyland Seed activities. As these were special events and a big part of his livelihood. Bob carried on a family past-time for Mopar vehicles. Or, you could say Bob highly encouraged the love of Mopar and Massey, to everyone he met. Bob requested we remember him as just a "regular guy", but to those who knew him, he was so much more.

 

 Bob felt a strong need to support the neighboring community. Bob was a member of Holy Trinity Parish, and was on the Parish Board. He was on the Board for St. Adalbert's Cemetery and former Parish Council member. He was Kewaunee County's Outstanding Young Farmer for 1989. He was on the Lakeshore Farm Management Board, and a member of Farm Bureau and L-C FFA Alumni.    

 

 Bob is survived by his wife Karen of 39 years; son Rob (Tammy) and their children Isaac, Isabel, Eli, and Emmett; son Michael (Jennifer) and their children Alexandria, Lily, and Jacob; daughter Christine (special friend Luke) and her daughter Emma; daughter Jauqueline; and daughter Rebecca (Logan) Wiesman and  their baby on the way; sisters Sandra (Chuck) Augustine, Lisa (Bruce) DePeau, and Sue (Wayne) Richardson; step-sister Melanie (Dan) Barrington; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Bill Dellemann (special friend Eileen), Fran (Sid) LaCrosse, Jack (Mary) Dellemann, Helen (Joe) LaCrosse, Bob ( Sandy) Dellemann, Nancy (Dennis) Haucke, Joe (Gail) Dellemann, and Grace (Billy) Slayton. Bob is further survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by this parents Harold and Noreen Baudhuin, step-mother Joyce, father-in-law and mother-in-law Lawrence (Lucille) Dellemann, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Ed (Norma) Dellemann.

 

 Visitation will be held on Friday July 7, 2017 at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Casco from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m. with Deacon Bob Miller. Visitation will continue Saturday July 8, 2017 at the funeral home from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Milton Suess officiating. Entombment will follow at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

 

 Special thanks to Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department, Luxemburg Rescue, and the staff at Bellin Hospital Cardiac Care. Bob's family wishes to share a heartfelt thank you to neighbors and friends, who came to lend a hand to finish second crop hay, on the day of our loss.

Wencil J. Cisler


By McMahon Funeral Home




Wencil J. Cisler, 96 Luxemburg died early Tuesday morning, July 04, 2017, at Autumn Fields Assisted Living, Luxemburg.  He was born in the Town of Montpelier on February 15, 1921 to the late Joseph M. and Anna (Granchalek) Cisler.  On October 15, 1960 he married Shirley L. Bast at St. Mary the Angels Church, Green Bay.  She preceded him in death on May 26, 2010.  He ran a dairy farm in Luxemburg until his retirement in 1985. Following retirement he worked part-time for Rueckl Construction as needed.  He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, St. Joseph Court 2080.  His enjoyments included gardening and most of all  using his hands, repairing machinery, recycling projects to repurpose counter tops, windows and alike.

Survivors include three children, John Cisler; Thomas (Sheila) Cisler, all of Luxemburg; Margaret (Michael) Stangel, Forestville; five grandchildren, Brandon and Bret Cisler, Rachel Cisler, Joshua and Jacqueline Stangel; two sisters, Emily Johnson, IL; Lillian C. Ledvina, Pilsen; two brothers in law and one sister in law, Robert Bast, Milwaukee; Donald (Judy) Bast, Manitowoc; Marilyn Saduske, Two Rivers; nieces and nephews.

Wencil was preceded in death by, one daughter, Angela Cisler; two brothers, Joseph (Gertrude) Cisler, Albert (Marie) Cisler; two sisters and four brothers in law, Josephine (Elmer) Rolkosky, Rose (Glen) Lannoye, Carl "Bill" Johnson and  Emil Ledvina; one brother in law and one sister in law, Chester Saduske, Fran Bast.

Friends may call 9:00 to 10:45 am, Saturday, July 08, 2017 at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site, Pilsen.  Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday with Rev. Tony Birdsell and Pastoral Minister, Christal Wavrunek officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen.  McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Cisler Family.  www.mcmahonfh.com

Judith A. Knuth


By Forbes Funeral Home




Judith Ann Knuth, 77, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on July 2, 2017, at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center.  She was born March 22, 1940, in Algoma to Henry and Pearl (DeBroux) Tassoul.  On August 3, 1957, she married Kenneth L. Knuth at St. Peter's Lutheran Church.

 

In 1980, Judy attended NWTC in Green Bay where she graduated as an LPN.  During her nursing career she worked at Door County Memorial Hospital and also at Dr. McFadden's office.

 

Survivors include her husband, Ken; two daughters, Sherry (James) Bagnall, Sturgeon Bay; Connie (Mike) Baudhuin, Brussels; five grandchildren, Brigette Baudhuin, Erin (Jake) Hackbart, Reney Bagnall, LaRae Bagnall, and Cora Baudhuin; brother-in-law George Wagner.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Larry, sister Carla Wagner, sister-in-law Jean Daubner and parents-in-law Gene and Evelyn Knuth.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday July 7, 2017, at Bay View Lutheran Church with Rev. Timothy Malek officiating.  Burial will be at Forestville Town Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the Forbes Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday.

Dr. William R. Austad M.D.


By Forbes Funeral Home




Dr. William R. Austad, M.D., 79, of La Cruces, N.M., passed away on Friday, June 30, 2017.  He was born in Sturgeon Bay, on October 9, 1937, to Russell and Lucille (Hembel) Austad.  Bill graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1955, and completed medical school at UW Madison in 1962.  He married Eleanor Plambeck in Sturgeon Bay in 1960.  Bill served in the U.S. Army and obtained the rank of major.  He practiced medicine in Monroe, WI for 20 years, and then in Las Cruces, N.M. until his retirement 14 years ago.

 

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Eleanor; brother, Dan (Jean) Austad, Sturgeon Bay; sister-in-law, Susan Austad, Sturgeon Bay; and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Tom Austad.

 

To honor Bill's wishes, there will be no services.

Mildred Londo


By Forbes Funeral Home




Mildred Ruth Londo, 98, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at the Skilled Nursing Facility on July 1, 2017.  She was born April 3, 1919 in Maplewood to Martin and Clara (Keller) Berg. On December 29, 1941 she married Harry Londo in Toledo, Ohio.  He preceded her in death on July 24, 2004.

 

Mildred had a long and successful career as an Avon representative and manager for many years in Door, Kewaunee and Brown counties.  With her husband she enjoyed years of camping, boating, snowmobiling, deer hunting, golfing and wintering in Florida. She was also a past member of the Business and Professional Women's Club, multiple golf leagues and snowmobile clubs.

 

Millie loved reading, working in her flower garden and playing sheepshead.  She will always be remembered as a woman with a wonderful sense of humor who loved and enjoyed a full life.

 

Survivors include her two children, Robert (Susan) Londo, Winter Haven, FL; Jody (James) Boes, Sturgeon Bay; five grandchildren, Russ (Holly) Londo, Tricia (Dean) Uhlman, Mathew (special friend Kelly) Hanson, Ann (Tag) Gunnlaugsson, Michael (Tricia) Hanson; five step-grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, five step-great grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, a brother, Donald (Ann) Berg and a sister, Marion Millard.

 

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 28, 2017 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.   Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.  Friends may call from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church on that Friday.  Memorials may be given to Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility.

Marjorie "Marty" Jacobs


By Casperson Funeral Home




Marjorie (Marty) H. Jacobs, 88, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Scandia Village care center in Sister Bay, WI.

She was smart, opinionated, irrepressible, resilient, funny, wily, with a biting sense of humor, a steel resolve and aggressive driving skills. Through example, she showed everyone around her to make the best of what you?ve got but never stop fighting for what you need. She will be missed.

 

Marty was born September 28, 1928 in Rockford, IL, to Luther G. and Harriet H. Hester. Eventually moving to NYC, she pursued a modeling career and met her future husband, a dashing Army soldier just home from the war. After being pursued by her suitor, prodded by her mother and finally dazzled by his white convertible, she married Jim Jacobs on April 30, 1949.

 

They moved to Stevens Point, where Jim was an executive at Sentry Insurance, and raised seven children. During that time, Marty and the family spent their summers on their boat at the Ephraim Yacht Club. Having fallen in love with Door County, in 1967 Jim and Marty packed their stuff, moved into and rehabbed The Anderson House in Ephraim. Jim and the kids handled construction; Marty did the interior design and decorating.

 

In 1969, they purchased the Knudson House in Ephraim, running it as a traditional resort until market trends dictated they convert the property to private homes. Marty ran the office, participated in the Moravian Church Women?s Circle, and continued to raise her seven children.

 

In the mid 70?s, Jim and Marty bought the iconic Anderson Hotel situated between the two churches on the bluff above Ephraim. They saved it from the wrecking ball and preserved the postcard image of Ephraim by converting it into private apartments while maintaining the historic look of the building. It stands as a monument to their vision and love of Door County to this day.

 

After the kids had grown, Jim and Marty traveled the country in an RV, eventually settling in Florida for several years, before retiring at Scandia Village. There they met old friends and made many new ones. After Jim died in 2009, Marty was famous for making the rounds in her scooter and checking in on friends in the complex. Her favorite pastime was engaging in conversation with both staff and residents, offering a myriad of opinions on every subject.

 

She is survived by her six sons, Peter (Jave Hughes) Jacobs, John (Barbara) Jacobs, Richard (Jodi) Jacobs, Carl (Ann) Jacobs, Erich (Karen) Jacobs and Kurt (Lauren) Jacobs, her brother Steven (Loretta) Hester, fifteen grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband James Jacobs, daughter Ann Katherine (Katye) Sertich, and son-in-law Charles (Chuck) Sertich.

 

A remembrance of Marty will be held in the Gathering Room of The Meadows at the Scandia Village Retirement Community in Sister Bay at 10:30 am, on Monday, August 7th, 2017. In lieu of flowers, donations can to be made in her memory to either National Public Radio (www.npr.org) or Scandia Village (www.good-sam.com/foundation/donate). The entire Jacobs family would like to thank the wonderful folks at Scandia Village for the love and support they showed Marty the many years she was there.

 

Harold J. Collin



McMahon Funeral Home



Harold J. Collin, 85 of Dyckesville died Thursday afternoon, June 29, 2017.  He was born April 30, 1932 in Dyckesville to Norris & Jennie (Gilson) Collin. At the age of five he witnessed his fathers untimely death, later his  mother married Steven Martin and the family lived in Namur.

 

He married Elaine L. Everard on June 27, 1951. They just celebrated 66 wonderful years together.

 

He began his career as a Cheesemaker's helper in Namur & Bayveiw. He then became the Head Cheesemaker in Tonet, Lincoln & Cecil cheese factory's. He was very proud when he received the award for 1st place for the State Cheddar Cheese contest and 7th place in the World for his famous cheddar cheese.

 

He then went into real estate for many years with United Farm Agency & Deterville Reality.

 

During his retirement he enjoyed delivering lost luggage for Austin Straubel Airport & helped his wife in their Collins Dynamic Carpet Cleaning business for 36 years.

 

One of his most remembered hobbies were when he raised chinchilla's for breeding, showing and had won many ribbons.

 

He is survived by his wife Elaine & their 7 children: Jill (Ken) Jeanquart; Don; Diane (Greg) Dorner; Dave; Janet (Randy) Lemens; Mike (Vicky); Chris (Shelly); 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren (and one on the way);  sisters and brothers, Bernice Krohn; Judy Heuer; Alvin (Dorothy) Martin; Jim (Diane) Martin; sisters in law, Lorraine (Erwin) LaLuzerne; Arlene Derenne; one aunt, Doris Reince.

 

Harold was preceded in death by his father, mother & stepfather, Norris Collin; Jennie and Steven Martin; brother, Carl (Ardella) Collin; brothers-in-law David Heuer, Clarence Krohn & Richard Derenne; his father in law and mother in law, Orbie and Jennie Everard.

 

Friends may call 3:30 to 7:00 pm at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville on Sunday, July 02, 2017. Closing parish prayer service at 7:00 pm on Sunday.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 and10:10 am at the church on Monday, July 03, 2017.  Funeral 10:30 am, Monday with Rev. Dean Dombroski and Pastoral Leader Pat Ratajczak officiating.  Burial in St. Louis Cemetery, Dyckesville.

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