Obituaries Archives for 2017-09

Edward J. Koss

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Edward J. Koss, age 84 of Kewaunee died on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center. He was born in Casco on January 27, 1933 to the late Edward J. and Helen M. (Fencil) Koss.

He graduated from Casco High School in 1951. Edward married Lois Hanmann on November 9, 1957 and she preceded him in death on June 6, 1986.

Edward and Lois operated a farm in Rio Creek. He was also a part-time postal carrier, milk truck driver, and a field foreman for a canning company. After operating the farm for several years, he became the supervisor of the Kewaunee County Farm at Alaska, WI until it was closed. He then was employed as a custodian and maintenance engineer by the Kewaunee School District until retiring in 1998.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also had many hobbies which included woodworking, gardening, quilting with his daughter, Kim, and card playing. He was a jack-of-all trades, who could fix anything that was broke. He enjoyed eating and spending time at Kunkel's Korner Restaurant. He was an avid listener to polkas on radio station WAUN.

Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law: Ann Gutoski; Jill and Todd Groth; three grandsons: Steve Gutoski, Joshua and Levi Groth; two granddaughters: Stacey Gutoski (Brad), Krista Groth; one Godson: Chad Pavlat; brother and sisters: Robert (Barb) Koss, Patricia Mastalir, Sr. Annette Koss; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: William (Gail) Hanmann, Wayne Pavlat, Fay (Ronald) Prodell, Eileen Hanmann. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois Koss; daughter, Kim Koss; son-in-law, Steven Gutoski; parents, Edward and Helen Koss; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Walter and Eleanora Hanmann; sisters: Elaine (Dale) Jourdan, Mary (Bob) Selner, Kathleen (Jack) Voyles; sisters-in-law: Mildred Koss and Anna May Pavlat; brothers-in-law: Joe Mastalir, Walter Hanmann Jr.

Family and friends may call after 9:00 a.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 at Holy Rosary Catholic Parish, Kewaunee. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. with Dcn. Chuck Agnew officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.

Ed's family would like to thank Paradise Estates, Kewaunee Ambulance Service, Aurora BayCare, and Buchanan Funeral Home.

Kenneth F. Werkheiser


By Huehns Funeral Home

Kenneth Francis Werkheiser, 88, of the Town of Egg Harbor near Carlsville, Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Thursday morning, September 28, 2017 in the comfort of his home with family at his side.

He was born April 24, 1929 in the Town of Sevastopol, the son of the late Louis Henry Werkheiser and Helen (Simon) Werkheiser. Ken served his country with the United States Army as a paratrooper with the 11th Airborne. On January 10, 1953, he married Gloria Audrey Schiefer at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Together, they shared 49 years of marriage. Gloria preceded Ken in death on January 14, 2002.

Ken was as a union boilermaker and general foreman for over 37 years, helping repair boilers for powerplants, retiring in 1990. He also drove tractor out west for a period of time.

Ken had attended Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Institute before attending other county parishes.

Music was an integral part of Ken's life as well as his siblings'. He taught himself how to play the guitar as a young man and played in his own band in Milwaukee for over 25 years. Ken was passionate about recording music as well and appreciated analog recorded music as opposed to digital. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and his yard was always filled with coon and bear hounds. Ken was an avid reader and philosopher and often applied what he learned to everyday life.

He is survived by his two sons, Keith (Sandy) of Lily Bay in the Town of Sturgeon Bay, and Terry (Sally) of Sturgeon Bay; six grandchildren, Chris (Beth) Werkheiser, Michelle Hernandez, and John (Michelle) Werkheiser, and Joe (Julia) Werkheiser, Miranda Werkheiser, and Selena (Will Despin) Werkheiser; seven great-grandchildren; and his sister, Helen "Jeanie" Lattimer of Sturgeon Bay.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Douglas (1950), sister, Katie (Stanley) Kazmerek; and brother-in-law, Merton "Mert" Klessig.

His life will be honored with a funeral service held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Chaplain Mark Richards officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.

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

Lou Jean Orr

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Lou Orr, age 83 of Kewaunee died on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Linden Manor Assisted Living in Kewaunee. She was born on March 16, 1934 in Everett, WA to the late James and Kathryn (Good) Orr.

Lou moved to Kewaunee in 1960. She worked for thirty-five years for Mirro Corp. until retiring in 1995.

She was an avid golfer, golfing on many courses in the state. She also enjoyed bowling and camping with her friends. She was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan.

Survivors include two brothers and sisters-in-law: George and Marlene; Robert and Sue Orr; one sister and brother-in-law: Cleva and Leni Pelnar all of Kewaunee; many nieces and nephews and her special friends: Barb Ludlow and Faye Conard.

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The family would like to give a special thank you to her family and staff at Linden Manor, Unity Hospice and Bellin Clinic of Kewaunee.

Michael (Mike) G. Colwell

By Casperson Funeral Home

Michael G "Mike" Colwell 88, of West Bend, passed away on Friday September 22, 2017, at his home.

Mike was born on May 8, 1929 in Medford, Wisconsin the son of the late Harry and Edna (Graham) Colwell. On August 22, 1955 he was united in marriage to Beatrice Duquaine in Fish Creek, WI.

Mike was a member of St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church in West Bend and has been a member of the Knights of Columbus for 17 years. He proudly served his country in the U.S> Army during the Korean Conflict. After service, Mike was a Teamster and worked as a truck driver for 37 years. In his retirement he enjoyed RV travel and square dancing.

Those Mike leaves behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Beatrice; two children, Jeffrey Colwell of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Joseph (Ann) Colwell of Hubertus; four grandchildren; one great grandchild; a sister, Kathleen (Richard) Kelly of Kansas City, Missouri; other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, Mike was preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Colwell.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017 at St Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S 7th Avenue, in West end with Rev Bales officiating. Burial of his cremains will take place at Blossomburg Cemetery in Peninsula State Park on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1:00p.m.

Mike's family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday, October 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until time of the Mass.

The Myrhum Patten Miller and Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Mike's arrangements, Additional information and guest book me be found at

Allen William Thiele

By Casperson Funeral Home

Allen William Thiele, 77, from Washington Island peacefully passed away in his home on September 23, 2017; due to liver failure. He was born to Donald E and Leona R (Duveneck) Thiele on May 28, 1940; in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. He joined the Coast Guard upon graduating from Manitowoc Lincoln High school. He was stationed on Plum Island in the 1960's, just off the southwestern tip of Washington Island. It was on Washington Island where he met his wife Nancy (Llewellyn) at "the bitters bar". In 1986 when the family was stationed in Dubuque Iowa, Allen was selected from among his peers to serve in Washington DC as the 5th Master Chief of the Coast Guard. Allen and Nancy retired from the Coast Guard in 1990 after honorably serving our country for 32 years.

Upon retiring, the family moved to Washington Island, Wisconsin, where they finished building their home. Though retired from the Coast Guard, Allen loved to work, and took on a job with the Washington Island Ferry Line. Allen was an active member in the community. He served on the Town Board, the Lion's Club, Velkommen senior housing board, Trinity Church Council, CPOA Green Bay chapter board, and the American Legion Post 402. In 2002, Allen retired from the ferry line and he and Nancy took to travelling during the summer months to help build churches with the Mission Builder organization. They volunteered their time until Allen no longer had the strength to participate on the builds. They have a new house on Washington Island where they enjoyed a number of "Lutheran Hours" before his passing.

Allen is survived by his wife Nancy, two brothers Chuck (Kathy) and Bill (Kitty), Brother In-Law David (Cheri) Llewellyn, daughter Delia (Tom) Corbley, son Patrick (Jennifer) Thiele, grandsons Nicholas, Alick, and Jacob, numerous nieces and nephews, and his Godfather George Gaestel. Waiting for Allen in heaven are his parents Donald and Leona Thiele, his In-laws James and Vi Llewellyn and their sons Dennis and Bill, and many aunts, uncles, family and friends.

A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life on October 14 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church on Washington Island at 11:00 am. Casperson funeral home, Sister Bay, is assisting the family.

In lieu of gifts, the family suggests a donation to Hurricane Relief, Legion Post 402 or Wounded Warriors United Wisconsin organization.

** IMPORTANT: October 14th is Fall Fest weekend in Sister Bay and the highway will be closed. If you are planning to join us for the memorial service, we recommend taking highway 57 out of Sturgeon Bay and plan accordingly to account for the ferry schedule and closure of the highway.

Allen's service biography can be found at

Albert F. Goeppinger III

By Huehns Funeral Home

Albert F. Goeppinger III, 76, of Egg Harbor, passed away Sunday morning, September 24, 2017 at his home.

He was born May 28, 1941 in Taylorville, IL, the son of the late Albert F. Goeppinger Jr. and Evelyn G. Serk. Al graduated from Maine Township East High School in 1959. He received his BA in Accounting from the University of Illinois before entering the master's program at De Paul University. Al worked as an accountant for Federal Signal Corporation and Harbortown Industries where he retired in 2006.

On May 7, 1966, he married Lynn Marie Walter in Hoffman Estates.

Al's passion was sailing, and he shared that with the entire family. He was a devoted husband and family man who loved spending time with family, and he truly adored his grandchildren. He and Lynn enjoyed being on the water, sailing, hiking, listening to music, and attending concerts and the theatre in Door County.

Al is survived by his wife, Lynn; two children, Christopher (Heather) Goeppinger of Kirkwood, MO, Patricia (Stephen) Fialek of Crystal Lake, IL; four grandchildren, Maggie Marie Goeppinger, "CJ" Christopher Joseph Goeppinger, Brianna Lee Fialek, Sophia Lynn Fialek; and two sisters, Cheryl (John) Meyn of Itasca, IL, and Teri (fiancé, Mark) Watson of West Chicago.

Al's life will be honored with a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville (W4167 Juddville Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212) with Pastor Frank Kauzlarich officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Albert's memory may be given for the Eagle Tower Fund c/o Friends of Peninsula State Park (; the Door County Land Trust (; or Unity Hospice (

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

Sharon A. Tebon

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home


 Sharon Ann "Sherry" Tebon, 73, of Algoma, passed away peacefully with family by her side on Friday evening, September 22, 2017. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.


 Sharon was born September 20, 1944 to the late Elmer and Ester (Correy) Dart. She graduated from Algoma High School in 1962. On April 20, 1979 she married Lester J. Tebon Together they started farming on Fremont Rd. In 1983 they purchased Sharon's Parents tavern in Bruemmerville and continued operating both businesses until 1997, when on Christmas day the barn burned down with all the cattle in it.


 Sharon early in life entered in the bar business, owning bars in Casco and Bruemmerville. She continued in the bar business until March of this year. She was an active member of the tavern league, pool leagues and card leagues. Her interests included golfing, playing cards, and shooting pool. She loved spending time with her family and putting others before herself.


 She is survived by her 6 children, Peter J. Lauscher, Wausau, Christina (Greg) Brown, Casper, WY, Dion D. Lauscher, Algoma, Michelle (Jeff) Stangel, Kewaunee, James Lee (Brooke) Tebon, Algoma, Sarah (Ben) Delcore, Green Bay. She was a proud grandma to Michelle's children, Zach, Justin, Kelsey (Fiancé Ryan Wilfert) and Ayden, Christina's daughter Cassandra (and great-granddaughter Mekyla), James's children Kirsten and Grayson, and Sarah's children Audrina and Mallory. She is further survived by brother Leon (special friend Jane) Dart, sister Susan (Byron) Christensen and Elaine Dart. brothers-in-law Don (Mercy) Tebon, Clifford Tebon, sister-in-law Joyce (Roy) Englebert.


 She was preceded by her parents, her father and mother-in-law Goldie (Laura) Tebon, her brother Ervin Dart, daughter-in-law Jane, brother-in-law Ken Tebon and sister-in-law Dianne Tebon.


 Visitation with the family will take place on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 4-8pm at the Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Algoma. A prayer service will take place at 7:00pm with Fr. John Broussard. Online condolence messages may be shared at


 In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Sherry's name to benefit the Bellin I.C.U.


 The family would like to thank the staff at Bellin Health for their special care of mom. And to all of the friends and neighbors who were there to help mom when needed.

Allan J. Lamer

By Forbes Funeral Home

Allan John Lamer, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly on September 19, 2017, in
Appleton at ThedaCare Medical Regional Center. He was born June 22, 1936, in
Tomahawk, Wisconsin to Joseph and Estelle (Bauer) Lamer.

After high school, Al attended Milwaukee School of Engineering where he studied
manufacturing engineering. He married his high school sweetheart, Wilma "Billie" Nick
on September 14, 1957. They just celebrated their 60 th wedding anniversary.
After living in Milwaukee, Wausau, and Eden Prairie, Al and Billie moved to Sturgeon
Bay to own and operate Marine Travelift. Al and his brother Jerry ran the business until
2003, growing it into the largest boat hoist company in the world. Al enjoyed travelling
around the world for both business and pleasure.

During his life he enjoyed involvement in the Knights of Columbus, N.R.A., Door
County Fish, Farm, and Game Club and the DNR Hunters Safety Program for over 50
years. Al loved hunting, fishing, boating, gardening, and especially spending time with
his grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, 6 children, Christine (Alvin) Gelschus, Eden Prairie, MN;
Joseph (Sheryl) Lamer, Milton, WI; Julie (Craig Potter) DuBois, Oregon, WI; Nick
Lamer, Los Angeles, CA; John (Terri) Lamer, Sturgeon Bay; Chad (Heather) Lamer,
Kimberly; thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, two brothers, Jerry (Pat)
Lamer, Sturgeon Bay; Fran (Kathy) Lamer, Wausau; one sister Donna Magnuson,
Tomahawk; in-laws, Cindy and Charlie Jarvis and Jane Lamer; and special cousin Lonn
Lamer. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, two brothers, Gene
and Vern; two sisters, Marge and Rita (Harlan); sisters-in- law, Mike, Mary, Pat, and

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2017, at Corpus Christi
Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Visitation will
be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the Forbes Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until
the time of services at the church on Monday. Private burial will be in Calvary Cemetery
in Tomahawk, WI. On-line condolences may be offered at

Erhard (John) Adolph Zeile


By Casperson Funeral Home

Erhard (John) Adolph Zeile died peacefully on September 19, at Hearthside in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 11, at 3pm at Shepherd of the Bay Church in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin. John's nephew, Reverend Carl Voges, will co-officiate with Reverend James Honig.


John was born on February 4, 1925, in Saginaw Michigan and was the youngest of six children born to Andrew and Hilda Zeile. He was married to Jean Lenore Anderson for 64 years until her passing in 2012. He attended Concordia Lutheran Seminary and served as an ordained minister for over 65 years in several Michigan churches, and he served as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mt. Prospect, Illinois for 28 years prior to his retirement. After retirement, John and Jean moved to Door County and he served as an interim/guest pastor and teacher in several congregations on the peninsula.


John is survived by his sons Andrew of Wauconda, Illinois, Mark of West Bend, Wisconsin, and his daughter, Kris Zeile, of Barrington Illinois. His passing was preceded by the loss of his eldest daughter, Martha, in 2009. He is also survived by three granddaughters and two great-granddaughters as well as his beloved brother, Louis Zeile, of Saginaw, Michigan.


John's joy was found in the nearly 30 years he spent on the Door County Peninsula, where he continued to serve and minister and, along with Jean, enjoy the beauty and wonder of his Lake Michigan shore and his beloved collies over the years.


Memorials in John Zeile's memory are appreciated for Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church's designated fund devoted to ministry and care for elders in the community.

Mary Ann (Worachek) Stodola

By McMahon Funeral Home

Mary Ann (Worachek) Stodola, 94, Pilsen passed away on Tuesday morning, September 19, 2017 after a brief illness with her family by her side.  She was born in Zander, WI on July 1, 1923 to the late Jack and Emma (Yanda) Worachek. Mary Ann graduated valedictorian from Luxemburg Union High School in 1941.  Early in her career, she worked for Bertrands Sporting Goods Store in Green Bay.

On July 6, 1946 she married George T. Stodola at Holy Cross, Mishicot.  He preceded her in death on September 16, 2015. Together they farmed in the Pilsen area their entire lives.  They celebrated 69 years of marriage together.

She was a member of St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site, Pilsen.  She was also a member of the Holy Rosary Society.

Mary Ann enjoyed being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She loved to travel with her family, play Sheepshead, polka music, spend time at the family cabin, and watch the Green Bay Packers.  She was a great baker, making many loaves of bread for her big family and lots of desserts.

Survivors include her children: Barbara Stodola, Bellevue; George F (Darlene) Stodola, Green Bay; Margaret (Robert) Larsen, Algoma; Emily (Peter) Pritchard, Chippewa Falls; Carole (Phil) Schwartz, Oshkosh; Jerome (LouAnn) Stodola, Manitowoc; Nancy (Pat) Brocker, Maribel; John Stodola, Luxemburg; daughters in law Angie Stodola, Green Bay, Mary Stodola, Kaukauna.

16 grandchildren: Regina (John) Siegel, Nathan (Julie) Larsen, Kirsten (Christian) Comlossy, Chad Larsen, Dillon (Susan) Pritchard, Ryan (Karen) Pritchard, Hannah (Justin) Weissbecker, Joe (Deb) Stodola, Jennifer (Andy) Waack, Vicki (Joe) Micke, Kathy (Joe) Morrow, Kim (special friend Adam) Stodola, Sara Stodola, Eric Stodola, P.J. (Ashley) Brocker, Breanne Brocker.

14 great-grandchildren; one sister Anna Mae Dorner, Luxemburg; one sister in law Virginia (Wertel) Metzler, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two sons James and Edward Stodola; one grandson Bryan Stodola; one brother Lester Worachek; brothers and sisters in law Roman Dorner, Frank (Anna) Stodola, Richard (Madeline) Stodola, Wencil (Dolores) Stodola, Phil Wertel, Henry Metzler.

Friends may call at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site, Pilsen between 9:00 and 10:45AM on Saturday, September 23, 2017.  Mass of Christian Burial 11:00AM on Saturday at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen.  McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Stodola Family.

We wish to extend special thanks to the ER and 7th Floor nurses and physicians at St. Vincent Hospital for their compassionate care of our mom.

Joy Marie Viste

By Huehns Funeral Home

Joy Marie Viste, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly, Sunday night, September 17, 2017 at Door County Medical Center with family at her side.

She was born September 3, 1951 in Tucson, AZ, the daughter of Glen and Betty (Ratliff) Johnson. Joy attended high school in Arizona through her junior year and then moved to California with her family where she graduated from high school.

Through mutual friends, Joy met Darrell Edward Viste who was serving in the United States Marine Corps. They were united in marriage on October 26, 1974 in Glendora, CA and returned to Door County, WI where (where Darrell was from) a month later.

Joy was employed as a motor tester for Emerson Motors in Sturgeon Bay for nearly 20 years. She retired in the late '90s when her health prevented her from working.

Joy liked shopping, especially for her grandchildren, and she enjoyed cooking and watching reality television. Her family meant everything to her.

Joy will be deeply missed by husband, Darrell; son and daughter, Robert Viste of Green Bay, and Jessica (Levi) Withers of Carlsville; grandchildren, Amelia and Ivan, and (Robert's children) Samantha, Davin, Nicholas, Korra, and Novalee; and brother, Robert Johnson of California.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and grandson, Austin.

Family and friends are welcome to visit with Joy's family in honor of her life on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Joy may be shared with her family at

Gerald Lokken

By Forbes Funeral Home

Gerald Lee Lokken, 75, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Sept. 14, 2017.  He was born Sept. 3, 1942 in Madison to Glen and Lilian Lokke.   On Aug. 13, 1966, he married Susan Morgan.  She preceded him in death on Aug. 5, 2015.


His given name was Gerald Lee Lokken, but he was called by many names: son, brother, husband, dad, uncle, bud, crab cakes, Jer bear and friend. The name he was most often called in his life was "Coach".  


Jerry spent countless years of his life selfishly volunteering his time and knowledge to others. His impressive tenure spanned for most of his life including being an instructor with the Madison Drum and Bugle Corps, middle school basketball coach, high school basketball coach, high school softball coach, and Little League coach.  He also coached 6 teams to the Badger State games and countless city league teams.


Jerry taught discipline, sportsmanship and most of all a passion for what you do.  He passed these ideals on to hundreds of players and passed his unique understanding to the next generation. He will be dearly missed, but his teachings will always survive.


Rest now, your lessons have been learned and like you they will never be forgotten.


Survivors include 2 sons, Eric (Jamie) Lokken, Maryland; and Jeff (friend Stacy Reinhart) Lokken, Sturgeon Bay; 3 grandchildren, Elaina Lokken, Isabella Lesko and Terryle Lesko; 2 sisters, Gayle (Hank) Straw and Glenny Kirkeengs.


A celebration of Jerry's life will be held on Oct. 28, 2017 at the Beach Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Online condolences may be offered at

Dolores A. Peters

By McMahon Funeral Home

Dolores A. Peters (Mrs. Norman A. Peters), 81 of Green Bay, joined the angels early Friday morning, September 15, 2017. She was born in Sugarbush on February 16, 1936 to the late Edward and Margaret K. (Pirlot) DeGrand and was the youngest of 12 children.

On July 23, 1957 she married Norman A. Peters at St. Hubert Church, Sugarbush. Together they ran a dairy farm in New Franken until retirement. Following retirement she cleaned homes for several families.

In her spare time she loved watching Wheel of Fortune, cooking and baking for whoever walked in her door, winning big at the Casino, sewing, quilting and time spent with her family including her grand-puppies. Dolores' love for her family just shined; especially when spending time with her great-grandchildren, they were her world. Anyone that met Dolores fell in love with her no nonsense, nurturing attitude that turned so many into "family".

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Norman; their four children, Kathleen (Harvey) Anderson, New Franken; Karen (Mark) Bowers, Green Bay; Luke (Grace) Peters, New Franken; Donald (Diane) Peters, New Franken; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren, Jessica (Tommy) Miller (Stephanie, Tanner, Tyler, Carter, Baby Girl Miller); Jamie (Dani) Peters (Hudson); Jennifer (Jason) DeBauche (Carli); Jodi (Jon) Pamperin (Leila, Ariana, Owen); five step-grandchildren, Kyle, Russ, Jon, Jessica and Jimmy; one sister, Cecelia Zellner, Luxemburg; three sisters in law, Catherine Peters, New Franken; Marian and Marina Peters, both of Luxemburg; many nieces, nephews and godchildren. Dolores is survived by numerous others that she had taken under her wing as children and grandchildren.

Dolores was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters in law, Elmer (Leona) DeGrand, Norman (Marcella) DeGrand, Henry DeGrand; seven sisters and eight brothers in law, Elizabeth (Robert) Vande Hei, Rose (Peter Heezen)(Jacob Van Ven Roy), Mary (Antone) Drobeck, Agnes (Wilbert) Hazaert, Sister Mary Eugene "Julia" DeGrand, Margaret (Emil) Witek, LaVerne (Joseph) Kanugh, Michael Zellner; a special aunt, Stella Charlier, her father in law and mother in law, Joseph and Anna (Pigeon) Peters; one brother in law, Gerald Peters, and one sister in law, Verona Peters.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3:30 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 19, 2017. Closing prayer service 7:00 pm Tuesday with Rev. Carl Brewer.

Visitation will continue between 9:15 and 10:45 am on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Sugarbush. Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating and Pastoral Minister Cheryl Maricque serving.

Burial in St. Kilian Cemetery, New Franken.

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

The Peters Family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Staff of Aurora BayCare Medical Center especially the 3rd floor ICU Doctors and Nurses for their compassionate care of Dolores!

Gerald "Jerry" N. Frea

By Huehns Funeral Home

Gerald "Jerry" Norbert Frea, 77, of Jacksonport, passed away Friday morning, September 15, 2017 at Whispering Pines CBRF in Sturgeon Bay.

He was born April 13, 1940 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Irving and Alice (Reinhard) Frea. He attended Saints Peter and Paul Catholic school and graduated from Sevastopol High School. On May 7, 1960, he married Sally Anschutz at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

In his earlier life, Jerry owned his own electrical and refrigeration business until he purchased the Roy C. Smith Depot which he operated until his injury in 1967.

Jerry volunteered much of his time at Saints Peter and Paul and St. Joseph Parishes with record keeping. He was one of five people who started the first credit union in Door County, now Capital Credit Union.

He enjoyed watching his children participate in their sporting events. The most important thing in Jerry's life was his family. Jerry and Sally spent over 45 years on Clark Lake where they enjoyed sharing it with family and friends.

Jerry was a handyman. There wasn't a job he couldn't do or problem he could not solve. If anything needed fixing he could fix it. He also enjoyed working with computers and continuously reading, learning everything he could.

Jerry was always there for his family. Whenever the children needed advice on anything, like buying their first car, house, or how to fix something he was there to guide and teach them, supporting them in any way he could.

Jerry will be deeply missed by his wife, Sally, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage; four children, Dale (Mari) Frea of Libertyville, IL, Shelley (Tim) Meyers of Oshkosh, Mark (Kristina) Frea of Naples, FL, and Shari (Jacob) Gransee of Sister Bay; grandchildren, Jonathan, Caroline and Abigail Frea, Gavin and Grace Meyers, Kamryn Frea and Marin Gransee; sister, Irene (Roger) Vinz of Huntly, IL; brother, William (Laura) Frea of Marinette; sisters-in-law, Mary Frea, Betty Graf and Delores Anschutz; brother-in-law, Larry Anschutz; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Irving and Alice Frea; in-laws, Paul and Mabel Anschutz; brothers, Herbert and James Frea; brother-in-law, Roger Anschutz, Gerald Graf; and sister-in-law, Judy Anschutz.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Family and friends may call at the church, Saturday morning, September 23, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorials may be given in Jerry's name for Saints Peter and Paul Parish or St. Joseph Parish.

The Frea family would like to thank Whispering Pines, AsceraCare Hospice, and SouthernCare Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Jerry.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Gerald may be shared with his family through his tribute page

Bethany Ann VanDreese

By Huehns Funeral Home

Bethany Ann VanDreese, 48, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June.

Beth was born June 7, 1969 in Elpaso, TX, the daughter of Richard Sr. and Linda (Wilda) VanDreese. She graduated from Southern Door High School in 1987. Beth worked for Door County Humane Society and more recently for Econo Foods in Sturgeon Bay.

She attended Sturgeon Bay Community Church and church bible classes. Beth had the biggest heart of anyone we knew, and believed that her mission in life was to help others. She loved animals, especially dog and cats. Beth loved Harley Davidson Motorcycles, drag racing, stock car races, contemporary Christian music, classic rock, and cooking.

Her family includes her son, Robert Corbisier; mother, Linda VanDreese; brother, Rick VanDreese; and her partner, Toby Vandenberg.

Beth was preceded in death by her father, Richard VanDreese, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Adline Wilda; and paternal grandparents, Donald and LaVerne VanDreese.

A celebration of her life will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Shannon Souther officiating.

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 4:00 p.m.until the time of service.

Memorials may be given in Beth's memory for the Door County Humane Society.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Beth may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Harold E. Spittlemeister

By Forbes Funeral Home

Harold "Steve" Spittlemeister, 94, passed away on September 12, 2017. Harold was born on October 3, 1922 to August and Bertha (Volkmann) Spittlemeister in Egg Harbor Township. He was married to Marion "Mickey" F. Feifarek on July 17, 1948, at Zion Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport. She preceded him in death on January 31, 2011. Harold served in the U.S. Army during World War II, stationed in Munich, Germany.


Harold made his career at the Door County Highway Department from 1943 to 1984, serving as Superintendent for 29 years, until his retirement. Vast improvements were made to the Door County road system during his tenure at the highway department, and Harold's oversight on these projects contributed to the excellent roads that Door County enjoys today.


An avid baseball fan, Harold played for the Egg Harbor and West Jacksonport teams until his late 20s, and enjoyed watching ball games (any teams) the decades thereafter. Harold was also a sportsman as a hunter and fisherman (including ice). His favorite fishing companion was Marion, with them fishing from their boat in Sturgeon Bay at least 300 times.


Harold's greatest legacy is that he was a great son, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. It was often said of Harold, "He is such a nice man!", and the significance of that cannot be overstated in the value of one's life. Being kind can make a person's day, and Harold certainly "made" many days for those he knew. We were so fortunate to have Harold in our lives, and he is missed so much.


Our sorrow in losing Harold is tempered by knowing he is reunited with his beloved wife, Marion, and three daughters, Lynn, Sandra and Susan. In this life, he missed them so much. He is also preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and seven sisters. Harold is survived by his daughters, Sharron Moore (Tom Hoey), Washington, DC, and Shirley (Frank) Clemmensen, Durham, North Carolina; three grandchildren, and five great grandchildren; brothers Leo (Eileen) Spittlemeister and Robert (Delores) Spittlemeister, and a sister-in-law, Nancy Jeanquart.


Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, September 18, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church with Rev. Joel Sauer officiating. Burial will be in the Egg Harbor Town Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17, at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Monday. On-line condolences may be offered at Memorials may be given to St. Peter's Lutheran School in his memory.


Harold's family would like to thank Pinecrest Village, Door County Medical Center and their Skilled Nursing Facility, Unity Hospice, and Dr. Richard Hogan for the compassionate and excellent care they provided to Harold.

Peter Guth

By Schinderle Funeral Home

There will be a Memorial service for
Peter Jay Guth, 58, Green Bay Thursday,
Nov. 16th at the Schinderle Funeral
Home, Algoma, from 2 PM until the time of
the service at 6 PM with Rev. Howard Batt
officiating. There will be a private burial
on Friday.



Peter J. Guth, 58, Green Bay, passed away quietly Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, surrounded by his loving parents, partner, and son.  Peter was born Oct. 15, 1958, in Sturgeon Bay to Gerald (Jerry)(Mary Lou) (Paul) Guth who live in Algoma.

Other survivors include his son Jared Koskela, Portland, OR; Donna Haffeman, the love of his life and have been together for 27 years, his beloved dog and friend, Willy, his siblings and their families Jamie Guth (Franco Pagnoni), Switzerland, and her two sons Galen (Kathryn) Bilgen and Brendan Bilgen; Jody Guth (Duffy Epstein), Portland, OR, and her son Eric Guth; twin sister Peggy (Dirk) Wellbrock, Portland, OR; Steve (Otto) (Leslie) Guth, VT, and their children Sarah and Tyler; and Andy (Karen) Guth, New Franken, and their children Jake and Alex; two great nieces Emilie and Carolyn Bilgen.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Clarence Guth and Oleavia (Otto) Guth Krohn, maternal grandparents Joseph and Luella Paul, uncle and aunts Raymond Paul, Gloria Paul, Linda DeMeuse and Betty Guth.

Peter graduated from the Algoma High School where he excelled in any sport he was involved in.  At just 5 feet 6 inches, he was a giant on the high school basketball court. His agility and speed allowed him to run circles around the big guy.  He played baseball all through high school with his dad as the coach. Peter was also on the 1974 Championship football team.  Peter went on to graduated from the University of LaCrosse.   He was voted the most valuable player in baseball for the Lakeshore League. We all thought Peter would become a teacher but he used his people skills and charm at the Stadium View in Green Bay for 13 years.  Peter was an avid runner and did the Bellin Run for many years.  He also loved to ski and do acrobatics even before that became popular.

Peter spent the last several days at Bellin Hospital in hospice care.  He was a great partner, son, brother, and father and will be sadly missed.  Our comfort is knowing that he is no longer in pain and at peace.

Memorials may be made to the Algoma High School Athletic Department or any other charity of your choice in memory of Peter.

Rose Marie Laurent

By McMahon Funeral Home

Rose Marie (Opicka) Laurent, our cherished mother, entered life on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 after a heart-breaking battle with Dementia disease a the age of 87. Our mother was left widowed at the age of 44 with seven children, all at home. Even though she was left a widow at a young age, she boldly went back to the work force with an amazing sense of strength and love to take care of her children alone. After she retired, she continued to love her children and grandchildren until the disease prevented her from expressing any thoughts or emotions.


Rose Marie was born on October 7, 1929 to the late Frank and Catherine (Heim) Opicka. She graduated from Casco High School, where she met and married Walter Laurent, Jr., and together they had seven children: Mary Barbiaux (fiancé Mike Basten Sr.) of New Franken; Norma Hallet, Green Bay; Jerome Laurent, Walhain; Sue (Andy) LeFevre, Kewaunee; Alice (Todd) Renard, Luxemburg; Nancy (Steve) Demsien, Manitowoc; Kay (Jim) Peronto, Casco.


Eleven grandchildren: Eric (Vanessa) Barbiaux, Kristen (Jake) Spees, Ryan Barbiaux, Tyler (Ali) Hallet, Bethany (Dustin) Everard, Karissa (Kyle) Buresh, Hannah and Jacob Demsien, Adam and Nicole and Zac Peronto. Four great grandchildren: Rosemary and Dominic Spees, Evan Barbiaux and Owen Everard.


In Rose Marie's younger years she was Casco Prom Queen, and Mayflower Queen at Holy Trinity, Casco. She was employed at Casco Bank. Also at Casco, Luxemburg & Algoma Cheese Plants as a lab technician, and Algoma Hardwoods. After she left her home in Luxemburg, she lived at Fred and Mamie's Assisted Living and spent her last years at Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee.


Rose is preceded in death by her husband; one son in law Dale Barbiaux; one brother Robert Opicka.


Family and friends may visit at Holy Trinity Church, Casco, Saturday, September 16 between 9:00 and 11:00 am. Mass of Christian Burial 11:15 am on Saturday at the church with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Casco.


We will miss you Mom, but are grateful that you are finally free from this disease and can be at peace and happy once again. We will always be grateful for how you bravely and tenderly took good care of all seven children once you were widowed. Have all the poppy seed cake that heaven can hold, listen to all the polkas and dance because you are free.

Lorraine Lukes

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Lorraine Lukes, age 91 of Kewaunee went to be home with the Lord on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. She was born in Luxemburg on February 6, 1926 to the late William and Margaret (Kreidlkamp) Paul.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Parish, the Rosary Society and a past member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed time spent with her grand and great grandchildren. Lorraine enjoyed all sports. She followed the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers and Milwaukee Brewers . She also listened to the Kewaunee Storm games when they were on the radio. She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. (Betty, Diane and Pootsa).

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Sandy and Al Delebreau, Crooked Lake; Linda and Larry Waters, Kewaunee; grandchildren: Jerry (Lisa) Delebreau and their family: Jason, Jamie, Dillon, Josh and Tiffany; Tom (Sue) Delebreau and daughter: April; Sara (Brandon) Bruckman and their family: Hannah, Emma, and Calvin. Step grandson: Tony (Michelle) Waters and daughter: Hannah. Also surviving are a twin sister: LaVerne Lardinois and brother: Al (Darlene) Paul. She was preceded in death by two brothers: William Jr. and Sylvan (Helen) Paul; two sisters: Lucille (Elmer) Sisel and Lillian (Frank) Hucek and brother-in-law: Elmer Lardinois.

Friends may call at Holy Rosary Church, 517 Juneau St.Kewaunee after 11:30 a.m. on Friday, September 15 until the services. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Peter Stryker officiating.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staffs of Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care given to our Mom and thank you to Deacon Chuck, Eileen and Fr. Jim Dillenburg for their visits.

Mary Jane Tala

By Forbes Funeral Home

Mary Jane Francis Tala, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on September 13, 2017, at
Sturgeon Bay Health Services. She was born October 16, 1926, in Chicago to Benjamin
and Genevieve (Powell) Novotny. On July 19, 1952, she married Thaddeus J. Tala in
Mary Jane worked as an R.N. at St. Anthony's Hospital in Chicago for many years. She
and her husband retired to Door County in 1991.
Survivors include her husband; four children, Mary Jane Tala, Chicago; Ted (Linda)
Tala, Brookfield, IL; David Tala, Chicago; Martin (Judy) Tala, Chicago; three
grandchildren, Teddy Tala, Ryan Tala, and Michael Tala; a nephew, Jim Novotny,
Hoffman Estates, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Benjamin
(Marian) Novotny; and one sister, Lorraine (Frank) Konfrst.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017, at the Forbes
Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and
from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home on Saturday.

Pauline Marie Thorson

By Forbes Funeral Home

Pauline Marie Thorson, 103, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at her daughter's residence on
Monday, September 11, 2017. She was born February 17, 1914 in Manitowoc to Martin
and Josephine (DeGodt) Tollefson. Pauline was married to Tennis Thorson Sr. and he
preceded her in death in 1981.

During her life, Pauline was a telephone operator for Wisconsin Bell and was a member
of their Pioneer Phone Company Association. She was also a member of the United
Methodist Church.

Survivors include her daughter Jean Viste, Sturgeon Bay; a daughter-in- law, Irene
Thorson, Sturgeon Bay; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-
grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, a daughter-
in-law, a granddaughter, a brother and three sisters.

Memorial services will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, September 18, 2017, at Forbes Funeral
Home, the Rev. David Leistra officiating. Friends may call after 1:30 p.m. Monday at
the funeral home until time of service.

Memorials may be given to Sunshine House in her name.

Jerome E. Koessl

By Casperson Funeral Home

Jerome E. Koessl 82, of Baileys Harbor, WI died at Sturgeon Bay, WI September 11, 2017.

A Funeral Mass will be held at Stella Maris Parish - Sister Bay Site on Friday September 15, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.
Visitation will be at the Church on Friday from 10:00 A.M. until time of Mass.

In lieu of Flowers the family ask that Memorials may be made to the Charity of your choice in his Memory.

A Complete notice will be available in the near future.

Shirley M. Rosenquist

By Casperson Funeral Home

Shirley M. Rosenquist, 89, of Sister Bay, WI passed away at Bellin Hospital In Green Bay WI on September 9, 2017.


There will be a Memorial Service at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, WI on Saturday September 16, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. A Luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the service.


A Complete notice will be available at a future time.

Karl S. May

By Forbes Funeral Home

Karl S. May, age 75, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday evening, September 7, 2017, following a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was born to Bernard E. and Dorothy May on July 12, 1942.


Karl attended St. Joseph's Grade School, graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School (1960), and graduated from St. Norbert College (1965) with a degree in Business Administration.

Karl married Erika Fleig on September 25, 1965, at St. Joseph's in Sturgeon Bay.  He was a member of Saints Peter and Paul in Institute.  


Karl is survived by his wife of 51 years; son, Erik (Shawn) May; daughters, Tia (Scott) Bellisle, and Gretchen (Michael) Cihlar; grandsons: Drew (Kendall) and Derek Kramer (Fiancé, Jenny Mejia), Brody May, and Emmett Cihlar; granddaughters: Sophie May and Lilly, Lucy, and Winnie Cihlar; great- granddaughters: Iris, Jordan, and Hailey Kramer.  He is further survived by sisters, Elizabeth (John) Asher and Suzanne (Charles) Wagner; special friends, Dick and Sue Boes and Merilee Doerr, as well as many nieces and nephews.


Karl was very proud of his achievements in scouting culminating in becoming an Eagle Scout.  After graduation from St. Norbert College, he joined his father, Bernard "Pat" May, and uncle, Leon May, at May Realty.  He was a proud member of the National Association of Realtors and the Door County Board of Realtors for more than 50 years and was most proud of the Gayle E. Zahn Distinguished Service Award.  He was also a real estate appraiser.  For more than 25 years, Karl was a member of the National Association of Tax Professionals. He joined the tax preparation business of his father and uncle, Leon May, and continued participation until his death.  When asked what he was most proud of in his business life, he said the growth of May Tax Service.


Community involvement was also very important to Karl and he was a member of the hospital board for many years.  Karl was also very active in Rotary as President, Board member, and Youth Exchange Officer for many years, hosting 13 exchange students.  He was recognized several times as a Paul Harris Fellow, an achievement he was most proud of.  The Raibrook Foundation was very dear to his heart.  He served that organization as its treasurer and as a board member until the time of his death.


His parents, Bernard and Dorothy May; two sons, David and Patrick May; and brothers-in-law, Thomas Fleig and Arnold Heiskala preceded Karl in death.


Visitation will be Thursday, September 14, from 2 to 7:00 pm at Forbes Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Church at 11:00 am with visitation starting at 10:00 am.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.


The family sends special thanks to Unity Hospice for outstanding care of Karl during his battle with cancer, with special gratitude to Gwen and Angie.

Jim "Jamie" Mineau

By Forbes Funeral Home

Jim (Jamie) Mineau, 59, left behind his HD ravaged warrior body on Sept 5th, 2017. His soul is now at peace in the universe as he begins his next journey free of the pain and burdens inflicted on him by this terrible disease.


Jamie was born in Sturgeon Bay, where he lived all his life. Among his great loves were hunting, fishing, his crows, the great blue Willys jeep, his boat, and his beloved beagles. But more than anything he cherished his friends and family, and although he didn't see them often, his kids and grandkids. He was a man of many talents, cooking, canning, taxidermy, welding, bartending, auto mechanics and body work and many others best left unmentioned.


He spent the last ten years of his life fighting Huntington's Disease, with the last four being in assisted living requiring around the clock care. He was able to spend his last ten days at his home where he fought to the very end, but ultimately HD won. HD always wins.


A special thank you to Compassus Hospice, especially Gina and Stephanie who understood his journey better than anyone. His devoted care givers, Naomi, Melissa and Heather, strong, kind women who loved and treated him as family. It was their compassion, humor and ability to endlessly watch Clint Eastwood movies that brought dignity and value to the last days of his life. And Mitzi, who never stopped caring and was there till the end.


We ask that anyone wanting to honor his memory consider making a donation to the Huntington's Disease Foundation so there will come a day where HD never wins.


Go rest high on that mountain our brother...

Your work here on earth is done.

Steve (Smiley) Tlachac

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Steve (Smiley) Tlachac, 47, Winneconne, formerly of Algoma, passed away Tues. Sept. 5, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh.  He was born Dec. 18, 1969 in Algoma to Steve and Pam (Flavion) Tlachac.

Steve graduated from the Algoma High School and attended NWTC in Green Bay.  Steve worked at Plumbers Woodwork in Algoma for a short time, then had his own roofing company.  He moved to Oshkosh and worked at Sonoco Paper Mill in Menasha for about 17 years.  He had moved while working in Menasha to Winneconne where he presently lived.  Due to health issues Steve was never able to  get another job.  He enjoyed the time he spent with his two daughters Jordan and Stephanie.  He loved watching the Packers, Brewers and the news.  Steve was a hard working man putting in many hours a week.

Steve is survived by his two daughters Jordan and Stephanie, his mother Pam (Tom) Ulatowski, Algoma; his twin sister Jamie (Mike) Salzsieder, Algoma; nieces Haley and Ashley Salzsieder; Steve was a Godfather to Haley and Zach Dellis; his maternal grandmother Betty Flavion, Algoma; aunts Theresa (Tom) Nellis, LuAnn (Joe) Dellis and Carol VanLanen; uncle Bill (Heidi) Flavion; the mother of his daughters Karen and other cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father Steve, sister Melissa, grandparents Bill Flavion, Ben (Mable) Tlachac and aunt Marilyn (Danny) Ornstein.

Family and friends may gather at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma, from 9 AM, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017 until the time of services at 12 PM with Rev. John Moll officiating.  Burial of the urn at a later date at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.

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

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Marc H. Jackson

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Marc H. Jackson, age 62, of Kewaunee died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Green Bay due to complications from surgery. He was born in Frankfort, Michigan September 11, 1954 to Robert E. and Beverly P. (Benson) Jackson.


Marc worked for several years on the car ferry before moving to Wisconsin. When established in Wisconsin he worked for Leyse Aluminum now known as The Vollrath Company for 40 years until the time of his death.


He married Helen Fiala on May 24, 1980 in Kewaunee. He was an avid fisherman, dedicated hunter, competitive horseshoe player, and enjoyed camping with his family.


He is survived by his wife, Helen, of 37 years; daughters and sons-in-law Kelly (Mike) Hamilton, Honor, MI; Theresa (Brandon) Peronto, Denmark; sons and daughters-in-law Jeremy (Jamie) Jackson, Kewaunee; Marc (Nikki) Jackson, Casco; grandchildren Ryan Hamilton, Carson Lintner, Lilyana Dallman, Brady Jackson and Haley Jackson and numerous nieces and nephews; sisters Judy (Ron) Keillor, Frankfort, MI; Janet L. Hunke, KY; brother Michael Jackson, Kewaunee. He was preceded in death by his father Robert E. Jackson; mother Beverly Kraft; step-father Wm. P. Kraft; brother Robert (Jane) Jackson.


Friends may call at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee, after 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017. A wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation continues on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Community Congregational Church at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. John Wallace and Gordy Krogh officiating.

Russell F. Wanek

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Russell F. Wanek, 72, Kewaunee, died on Thursday, August 31, 2017. He was born on December 8, 1944 to Burton and Ann (Jordan) Wanek. Russell graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1964.

Russell worked several jobs in the Green Bay area before becoming the owner of Burt's Uptown Mart where many of his customers became his friends.

Survivors include his daughter Sara (Brandon) Bruckman, Milwaukee and three grandchildren: Hannah, Emma and Calvin Bruckman. His brother Roger (Char) Wanek, Green Bay. Nephews Tim and Brian Wanek. He was preceded in death by his parents Burt and Ann Wanek.

Friends may call at Buchanan Funeral Home in Kewaunee from 9:30 am Tuesday, September 5 until the time of services at 11:00 am with Dcn. Chuck Agnew officiating. Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

The family extends a warm thank you to staff at Emerald Shores and Heartland Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Russ and his family.

Sylvia (Toots) Bitzan

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

 Sylvia (Toots) Bitzan, 93, of Casco, passed away peacefully on September 1, 2017 at Bay Road Place, Algoma. She was born on December 6, 1923 to Frank and Mary (Strnad) Havel. She graduated from Algoma High School in 1942.  On October 2, 1946, she married Wallace Jadin; who preceded her in death on September 22, 1949.  On November 25, 1952, she married Elroy Bitzan in Oklahoma.  Together they farmed for 30 years. In addition to farming Toots worked at Algoma Hardwoods and Algoma Net Company. She enjoyed feeding the birds, bowling, golf, cards, and trips to the casino.  She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary and the Rosary Society.


 Toots is survived by her daughter Mary (Bill) Jadin; son John (Peggy) Bitzan; six grandchildren, Eric (Mandy) Jadin, Erynn (Nik) Hector, Pam (Andy) Feld, Curtis (Stephanie) Bitzan, Adam Bitzan, and Brain (Stephanie) Bitzan; great-grandchildren Jonathan Jadin, Colton and Kirsten Feld, Clay Bitzan, and Grant Bitzan, three step-great-grandchildren Stephanie Miller, Tony and Serenna Larock. She is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Eleanor Machut, Emery (Judy) Bitzan, Clarence Jerovitz, Floyd Hanamann, Pearl Jadin, Joyce Worachek, and Rita Havel.


 Visitation will take place on Tuesday September 5, 2017 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Casco.  Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. with Deacon Bob Miller.  Visitation will continue Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco.  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. with Fr. Milton Suess officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Online condolences may be shared at


 We would like to express a special thank-you to Mom's neighbors.  Mom staying in her home would not have been possible without the special help from Jim & Carol Detempal, Mary Ouradnik, Dan DeGrave, Joann Sacotte, and Barb Worachek.  We'd also like to thank the eucharistic ministers and everyone for their phone calls and visits.  Finally, we would like to give a special thank-you to Jenny and the staff at Bay Road Place for the care and concern shown to Mom.

Ruth Ann Prodell

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Ruth Ann Prodell, 94 years old, passed into eternal life just a few hours before her 95th birthday, on September 1, 2017, at the Wisconsin Veteran's Home in King, Wisconsin. She was born on September 2, 1922, to the late Henry and Margaret (Siegmund) Kudick in Kewaunee County. Baptism by Rev. H. A. Handrich took place on September 24, 1922, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Montpelier. This church was also the site of her confirmation by Rev. R. F. Pautz on May 24, 1936. Her elementary education was completed at Lafollette Grade School and St. Paul's Lutheran School in the Township of Montpelier, Kewaunee County. In 1984, she earned her GED, High School Equivalency Diploma.

Her marriage to Elmer Otto Prodell took place on July 31, 1943, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Montpelier. They began their married life in California where Elmer was stationed as a soldier in the United States Army. When Elmer was deployed overseas during World War II, Ruth returned to Wisconsin.

Throughout her life, she worked various jobs: housewife, homemaker, cheese maker's assistant, farmer's wife, various factory jobs, and as a bookkeeper for the Algoma Sears Store. She spent many hours sewing clothing for her children, including costumes for elementary school plays. As a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Rankin, she was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the Ladies Aide. Ruth was an active member of the Casco American Legion Post 319-Thibaudeau Drossart and Chapter 3 DAV Auxiliary of Green Bay.

She found enjoyment with cooking, baking, flowers, gardening, fishing, attending local events, traveling, spending time at the cabin in Townsend, and family gatherings with children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Ruth always liked to attend and plan a celebration, and then take pictures, lots of pictures of the event!

She is survived by two sons Ronald (Fay) Prodell and Sheldon (Shirley) Prodell; two daughters, Marilyn Ihlenfeldt and Lila (Larry) Schlorf; ten grandchildren, Michelle Phillip (special friend, Roy), Shawn (Jenny) Prodell, Tom Prodell, Tim Prodell, Travis (Elsie) Prodell, Nichole (Shawn) Campbell, Jason Ihlenfeldt, Ben Smith, Chris (Christine) Smith, and Andrew (fiancé, Alyson) Smith; six great-grandchildren, Morgan Phillip, Marie Prodell, Dillon Prodell, Emma Smith, Jackson Smith, and Evelyn Smith; one step-great-grandson, Eric Schwister; one sister LaVerne Koehler; one sister-in-law, Helen Kudick; one brother, Orville Kudick; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of almost 74 years, Elmer Otto Prodell; one daughter and son-in-law, Janice (Ron) Smith; one grandson-in-law, John Phillip; her parents, Henry and Margaret Kudick; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Harry and Minnie Prodell; a sister, Myrtle Luedtke; a brother, Henry Kudick, Jr.; eight brothers-in law and sisters-in-law: Glenway Luedtke, Elmer Koehler, Betty Kudick, Mary (Carl) Laabs, Clara (John) Eichmann, Herbert (Maime) Prodell, Sally Scott, Emma (Ray) Robinson, Ruth (Jim) DeGreef, and Paul (Lillian) Prodell.

Visitation will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rankin, from 9:00 a.m. to 11a.m. on Thursday September 7, 2017. Funeral Service will take place at 11 a.m. with Rev. Christopher Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Orville Mueller

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Orville E. Mueller, 84, rural Algoma, passed away, Wed. Aug. 30, 2017 at Anna's House in Sturgeon Bay.  He was born in the Town of Clay Banks on July 1, 1933 to Andrew and Alvina (Luedtke) Mueller.


Orville lived in the Town of Clay Banks his whole life.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Forestville.  He worked at Plumbers Woodwork in Algoma for 23 years, while farming most of his life.



Orville married Carole Neinas on June 18, 1955 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg.



Orville loved to play cards, visit with family, neighbors and friends, driving his Farmall "A" tractor and his John Deere Gator and was a good customer at the Village Kitchen in Casco.


Orville is survived by his wife Carole, three sons Gerald Mueller (Sandy Glish), Green Bay; Michael (Barb) Mueller, Forestville; and Dale (Linda) Mueller, Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren Monica (Chris) Mackey, Milissa Mueller (Ryan Kaye), Sara Mueller, Megan (Brad) Goldrick, Ashley (Dan) Rankin, Brandon Mueller, Derek (Jean) Mueller, Travis Mueller (Bailey Baudhuin) and Andrew (Kacie) Mueller; step-grandchildren Jonathan (Sarah) Neuville and Jason (Jill) Neuville; seven great grandchildren; one brother and three sisters -in-law Goldie (Corrine) Mueller, Algoma; Helen Mueller, Baileys Harbor; Betty Mueller, New Franken; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Earl (Ruth) Neinas, Sturgeon Bay and Susan (Duane) (Corky) Corbisier, Sturgeon Bay.


He was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and one sister-in-law Wilbur (Lorraine), Orlan, Robert, Marvin, Lloyd, Lee and infant Mueller.


Family and friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 from 4 PM - 8 PM and after 9 AMTuesday, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Forestville until the time of services at 11 AM with Rev. Dr. Christopher Jackson officiating.  Prayer service 7 PM Monday at the funeral home.  Burial to follow in the church cemetery.


The family wants to thank all the staff at Anna's House in Sturgeon Bay, Health Services and Door County Ministry Health.  Special thanks to Unity Hospice of Sturgeon Bay and good friend Karen Reid.

James Jeanquart

By Forbes Funeral Home

James Dennis Jeanquart, 61, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away in his sleep at his home on August 30, 2017.  He was born on April 17, 1956, in Sturgeon Bay to Floyd and Nancy (Fifarek) Jeanquart.  On May 26, 1975, he married Rebecca J. Hafeman in Algoma, she preceded him in death on June 24, 2017.  James was a proud Boilermaker for the ship building industry for the majority of his life.


Survivors include his mother, Nancy; and one brother, Jay (Mary) Jeanquart, Gardner.  He was preceded in death by his father; his wife; one brother, Jonathan; and two children.


There will be no public services.

Rupert Koelling

By Huehns Funeral Home

Rupert Koelling, 95, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Chicago, IL, died peacefully Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at Pine Crest Village with his family at his side.


He was born March 22, 1922 in Vladivostok, Russia, the son of the late William and Antonina (Martinenko) Koelling. Rupert's family returned to Chicago as he approached school age in 1927. Upon his graduation from Taft High School in Chicago, he went on to study at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Rupert enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942 and served in the Pacific during WWII. He returned to Northwestern after the war in 1945 and graduated with a degree in Marketing.


Rupert worked as a salesman for various companies in the Chicago area and retired after 30 years from Runge Paper Co. of Franklin Park, IL.


He was united in marriage to Martha Elizabeth Fulton on January 21, 1943 in Norfolk, VA where he was stationed. They were blessed with over 71 years of marriage together.


Rupert liked collecting coins, gardening, listening to big band music, and following the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Blackhawks. He was always a gentleman and eager to help others.


Rupert's love will live on in the hearts of his son, David (Sarah) Koelling of Sturgeon Bay; grandson, Sam of Madison, and granddaughter, Marta of Minocqua; sister-in-law, Eunice Mitchell of Livonia, MI; and son-in-law, Jim (Sandra) Sandford of La Grange Park, IL.


He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Martha; daughter, Carol Sandford; grandson, Scott Sandford; and siblings-in-law, John (Rosie) Fulton, Dan (Barbara) Fulton, and Dick Mitchell.


Private family services will be held. Rupert will be laid to rest in Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie, IL.


Memorials may be given in Rupert's name for a charity of your choice.



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