Obituaries Archives for 2017-10

Robert Wagner


By Schinderle Funeral Home

Robert William Wagner 88, Algoma, left this world on October 28, 2017 to be in Heaven with family and friends, after a hard fought battle with cancer.


Born in Waukesha, WI on Jan 11, 1929 to Edward and Winifred (Bothe) Wagner.  The family moved to Algoma in 1942.  Baptized March 13, 1929 at St. Lukes Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waukesha.  Confirmed June 6, 1943 at St. Pauls, Algoma.  Graduated from Algoma High School June 10, 1947.  Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from Dec. 11, 1950 to Nov. 26, 1952.  Worked at U.S. Plywood, Algoma for 41 years retiring in 1991 from then called Algoma Hardwoods.  Also worked part time at Katch's in the 1950's.  Prior to marriage, was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary Algoma.  Married Audrey Swoboda June 12, 1954 at St. Mary in Algoma.  They had 5 children, Linda, Dave, Allen, Lee, and Ann.  Audrey died May 20, 1967.  On April 21. 1989 he married Therese(Romdenne) Harmann at St. Mary in Algoma.  Had a great love of nature.  Loved to read, walk, garden, travel, watch the Badgers & Packers, and play cards with family & friends.  Helped out at St. Mary when needed and Algoma High School.  Also a gift bearer and a church cleaner for St. Mary Parish. Loved to watch his children, step-children and grandchildren's events and school functions.  Survived by loving wife, Therese of 28 loving & caring years, children: Linda Urban, Dave (Dawn) Wagner, Lee (Debbie) Wagner, Ann Haas all of Algoma.  Step-children, Heather Harmann (fiance Zach Monfils)Green Bay, David Harmann (partner Lawrence Monoson), Los Angeles, CA.  Grandchildren:  Shane & Ryan Urban, Jennifer (Ryan)Folkman and Michael(Emily) Wagner, Becky (fiance Freddy)Wagner and David Lee Wagner.  Step-grandchildren:  Chloe Eldeen and Marshal Monfils, Courtney (Andy) Kohlhagen and Jessie (friend Trevor)Haas. Great Grandchildren: Clayton, Brooks & Cole Wagner & Brekken, Andrek, Rijko, and Kai Urban and Joshua and Logan Folkman.  Step-great grandchildren Jayden, Ashten & Hattie.  Brothers:  Edward & James(Beverly) Wagner, Green Bay,  Brother's in-law and sister's -in-law: Clarice Rollin, Luxemburg; Carla Husdon, Casco; Phil Romdenne (special friend Bonni Gauger) Casco; Kevin Romdenne (special friend Lynnette VanDeHei) Little Sturgeon; Loretta Smith (fiance Dave Krueger) Green Bay.  Mother-in-law, Virgil Romdenne, Luxemburg.  Preceded in death by first wife Audrey (Swoboda) Wagner and her parents John & Odele Swoboda, Son Allen Wagner, parents Winifred & Edward Wagner, son-in-laws Gary Tiedtke And Paul Haas, brothers and sisters-in-law Shirley Wagner, Norman & Lila Swoboda, Delores & Orville Nell, Carlene & Charlene Romdenne & Dan Hudson, father in-law Philip Romdenne.  Grandparents: Fred and Bertha Bothe, Hattie and William Wagner.  Visitation 9:00 a.m. till Noon at St. Mary Algoma.  Mass of Christian burial at noon with Father Peter Stryker officiating.  Burial St.Mary Cemetary.  A special thank you to all the wonderful people at Green Bay VA-Dr. Lawatsch, April, Peter, Bill, Kayln, Becky,Katie, Natashia, Sharon, Polly, Lisa, Jennifer, Casey, Dr. Toutant, Mary, Greg-you were like family.  The Bellin Cancer Team-especially Dr. Liss & Lynn.  Thanks to all our family & friends.


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

John Atkinson


By Schinderle Funeral Home

John S. "Stan" Atkinson, aged 95, of Algoma, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, October 12, 2017. He was born on August 1, 1922 in Highland Park, Michigan, where he spent his youth, then graduated from Highland Park High School in 1940. John joined the United States Navy in 1942. He was on active duty during World War II, serving on on the USS Windham Bay CVE-92 aircraft carrier as Electrician for Interior Communications. He was discharged in 1946, then was recalled to active duty during the Korean Conflict.


After his Naval service, John pursued a career in electrical engineering; founding, working, and retiring as Plant Manager and Vice President of GEMCO Electric Company of Detroit, Michigan. John retired to Kewaunee, Wisconsin, where he and Lucile restored a Victorian home which was then placed in the Marquette Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. After this accomplishment, John helped to restore and refurbish the WWII US Army Tug Ludington which is now displayed in the Kewaunee harbor.


John is survived by his wife, Lucile Ann Atkinson.  John is further survived by:


Daughter Karen A. Atkinson, PhD, DHmo. Daughter Dr. Holly G. Atkinson and husband Rev. Dr. Galen Guengerich. Daughter Melanie Atkinson and husband Ponnia Ilavarasan, granddaughter Uma Ilavarasan and grandson Amu Ilavarasan.  Granddaughter Maile (Atkinson) Branson and husband Derrick Branson.


Grandson Dylan David-John Atkinson. Daughter-in-law Shannon (Crowell) DeMaster and husband Doug DeMaster.  Beloved niece Jill Blixt and family.


John is further mourned by:


Stepson Ken Short, Frank O'Bannon, granddaughters Janelle Flintrop, Krysten Bonham, grandson Kevin O'Bannon,  granddaughters Cali Henry and Jenna Henry; great grandchildren Rhiannon, Korynne and Austin Flintrop; great grandchild Kaymarie Rayelle O'Bannon; nephew Matt Henry, sister-in-law Marvella Witt and family, Heinrich and Ulla Horstmeyer and family, Wayne and Jaki Turk, and Joe and Gloria Gerrits.


John was predeceased by his son Marlin John Atkinson, PhD.


Friends and family will gather at the chapel in the Evergreen Cemetery, Highway 54, Algoma for fellowship at 2:00 pm on Friday November 10, 2017 with military honors and interment at the gravesite immediately thereafter. In lieu of floral tributes, memorials to the American Legion or a charity of your choice are encouraged.


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

Melvin Charles Wolf

By Huehns Funeral Home


Melvin Charles Wolf, 87, of the Town of Forestville, was called Home to be with the Lord and was reunited with his wife, Nan Marie, on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Cardinal Ridge CBRF in Sturgeon Bay.

He was born January 9, 1930 in Palms, MI, the son of Albert August Ernest Wolf and Emma C. (Harnish) Wolf. Melvin graduated from Deckerville High School in Michigan in 1948. He was a third assistant engineer of steamships that transported ore on the Great Lakes from 1949 until 1958. While sailing, he met Nan Marie Whitford who was working in the shipyards in Sturgeon Bay. They were united in marriage on January 2, 1954 at Tanum Ev. Lutheran Church in Vignes in the Town of Clay Banks where Nan Marie was a lifetime member. Melvin and Nan Marie moved to Grand Blanc, MI where he worked for General Motors as a stationary fireman.  He retired in 1992 to return to Nan's family farm located in the Town of Forestville off Vignes Road. Melvin and Nan Marie were blessed with over 55 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on May 21, 2009.

Melvin was a longtime member of Tanum-Forest Ev. Lutheran Church. He had a strong faith and loved his church. Melvin liked tending to his vegetable garden and all of the other "greens" that would naturally spring up. He enjoyed reading and playing cards, especially cribbage, euchre, and pinochle. Melvin liked cats, and above all, he loved socializing with people.

He will be deeply missed by his two daughters and one son, Cheryl Wolf of Stockton, CA, Susan (Frederick) Bartling of White Bear Lake, MN, and David (Katherine) Wolf of Fenton, MI; three grandchildren, Ian and Andrew Bartling, and Stephanie (Vino) Raj; two great-grandchildren, Leanika and Sachvin Raj; and many dear friends from Tanum-Forest, Cardinal Ridge, and throughout the local community.

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and three siblings, Harold Nuske, Lorraine Wolf, and Eugene Wolf.

A private family committal will be held at Tanum Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in Vignes where Melvin will be laid to rest beside his wife, Nan Marie.

His life will be honored with a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 24, 2017 at Tanum-Forest Ev. Lutheran Church with Pastor Peter Mannoja officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Friday, November 24, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials may be given in Melvin's name for Tanum-Forest Ev. Lutheran Church (6102 County Road OO, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235).

"Our family would like extend a special thanks to the staffs from Cardinal Ridge CBRF and Unity Hospice for their compassionate care and also to Pastor Peter Mannoja for his friendship and ministry shared with our dad."

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

Mary A. Hooker

By Huehns Funeral Home

With sure and certain hope in His resurrection, Mary Alice Hooker, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with her Lord and Savior, Tuesday morning, October 24, 2017 at Anna's Healthcare CBRF in Sturgeon Bay.

She was born, January 24, 1930 in Bridgeville, PA, the daughter of William August Dourlain and Mary Agnes (Kopach) Dourlain. Mary graduated from Bridgeville High School in 1948. On August 1, 1950, she was united in marriage to George Warren Hooker in McDonald, PA. They were blessed with 61 years of marriage together. George preceded Mary in death on August 15, 2011.

She had a strong faith and love for the Lord. Mary served in her local churches – Central Assembly of God in Pennsylvania and Freedom Church in Georgia by taking care of the children in the nursery in addition to making her famous roast for church events. Mary also attended Sturgeon Bay Community Church in Wisconsin. She was the most generous person and spent her life taking care of the needs of others. Mary loved children, cooking, and sewing.

Her love will live on in the hearts of her five children, Mary Jo Andrews of Houston, PA, George (Ruth) Hooker of Milledgeville, GA, Lois (Randy) Retort of Pittsburgh, PA, William (Teri) Hooker of Sturgeon Bay, and David (Corinna) Hooker of Lantana, FL; eleven grandchildren, Patricia Henefeld and Charlie (Michelle) Cribben, Lyndsey (Florian) Hieber, Courtney (Jay) Vizcarra, and Candyse (Adam) Pabian, Amanda (Theodore) Seemann and Randy (Michelle) Retort Jr., Christian, Hooker, and Benjamin Hooker, and Megan Hooker; nine great-grandchildren, Tyler (McKenzie) Henefeld, Charley and Tristan Cribben, Sebastian and Larnez Hieber, Robby and George Pabian, and Jeffrey and Hunter Seemann; and one great-great-grandson, Bentley Henefeld.

Mary was welcomed Home by her parents; husband; grandson, Jeffrey Debbis; and brother, William (Jodie) Dourlain.

Her life will be honored with a memorial service held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Sturgeon Bay Community Church with Pastor Shannon Souther officiating. Burial will be in Pennsylvania.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Sturgeon Bay Community Church on Friday, November 3, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials may be given in Mary's honor for the Boys & Girls Club of Door County (PO Box 579, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235).

A heartfelt thanks goes out to the staffs of Anna's Healthcare and Unity Hospice for their compassionate care given to Mary.

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

Daniel A. Frater


By Schinderle Funeral Home

Daniel Arthur Frater, 62, Algoma was called home to heaven on Saturday, October 21, 2017.  He was born May 12, 1955 in Berlin, WI to Edgar and Ethel (Wegner) Frater.  He was received into the kingdom of heaven through Holy Baptism on June 12, 1955 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris, WI.  On August 25, 1968 he confirmed his faith in the Lord also at Immanuel.

Dan grew up in central Wisconsin on the family farm near Wild Rose.  He graduated from the Wild Rose High School in 1973 and attended UW-Stevens Point, graduating in 1977 with a degree in psychology.  Dan received a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from UW-Stout in 1977.  As a middle school guidance counselor at Southern Door, he touched the lives of many students in the course of his 30 year career.  He retired in 2011.

Dan loved watching the Packers, Badgers and Brewers.  He also enjoyed gardening, bicycling, traveling, and making pizza from scratch for his family.  He especially loved hunting and fishing with his five sons and spending time with his dogs, Above all he loved his Lord.

On December 16, 1978 Dan married Martha Sattler at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mt. Morris.

He is survived by his wife, Martha of 38 years, sons Philip (Kelli Mattrisch), Paul (Haley), Isaiah (Lori Hoffman), Ezra (Jenny), and Silas (Samantha), grandsons Drew and Grant Mattrisch, Theodore, Ellis, Jackson and Dylan Frater, and parents-in-law Eugene and Doris Sattler.  He is further survived by two brothers David (Judy) and Dean (Barb), one sister Deborah (Paul) Sattler, in-laws Karl (Carol) Sattler, Gretchen (Kevin) Greatens, Philip (Bea) Sattler, Kristin (Michael) Henke, and David (Michele) Sattler, many nieces and nephews.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents.

Daniel has been a faithful member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma, for 28 years and enjoyed singing with the adult choir for the last six.  He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Family and friends may call at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma, from 4 - 8 PM, Thursday, October 26, 2017 and then again from 9 AM Friday, until the time of services at 11 AM with Rev. John Moll officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.

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

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Kathleen J. (Jung) (Ray) Vavra

By Huehns Funeral Home

Kathleen J. (Jung) (Ray) Vavra, 67, of Egg Harbor, passed away at home with her family by her side, Tuesday, October 17, 2017.


She was born in July 1950 to the late Robert (Rube) and June (Diekmeier) Jung. In 1976 she married Michael E Ray. They moved to Waukesha where they raised their two children. Michael passed away in 1996. In 2000 she married Kerry Vavra in Chicago, and in 2007 they retired in Door County, Wisconsin.


Kathie taught piano lessons and tuned pianos for many years of her life. She was always actively involved in her community and most recently was the president of Master Gardeners, a member of the Door County Property Owners, and spearheaded the effort to save Eagle Tower in Peninsula State Park. She was incredibly talented and enjoyed quilting, cross stitch, mosaic art, creating gorgeous dichroic glass jewelry, knitting, fishing, boating, gardening, playing piano, and baking. She also loved spending time with her Golden Retrievers.


Kathleen will be deeply missed by her husband Kerry J. Vavra; her son Robert E. Ray (fiancé Marina Hermle); her daughter Jessica J. Ray (husband Imran Javed); grandson Michael J. Ray; step-children, Jason Vavra, Erik (wife Amanda) Vavra, and Kimberly Vavra; as well as her golden retrievers Bubba, Penny, and Reggie. She is also survived by many other close friends and family.


She was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband Michael.


A memorial service will follow at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, please send donations to Crossroads at Big Creek Nature Preserve at or PO Box 608, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

Wayne E. Cherveny

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Wayne E. "Cherv" Cherveny, 73, Slinger, WI, formerly of Kewaunee, WI passed away unexpectedly, July 4, 2017 at his home. He was born, in Milwaukee, WI on June 6, 1944 to the late Edward G. and Olive F (Schleis) Cherveny.

Wayne was a graduate of Kewaunee High School class of 1962 and UW Oshkosh. He served our country in the United States Navy, serving on the U.S.S. Evergaldes from 1964 to 1966.

Wayne is survived by his cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; paternal grandparents, Joseph and Anna (Forst) Cherveny; maternal grandparents, Anton and Mary (Kalchik) Schleis, other family members and his beloved feline companions.

Visitation at Buchanan Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 until the time of services. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Ken Kinstetter officiating. Internment of the urn will be in Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Kewaunee, WI. following the service.

Memorial expressions of sympathy may be made at the funeral home or direct donations to your local Humane Society in Wayne's name.

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Wayne's family would like to extend a special thank you to Craig and Rob from the Washington County Medical Examiners Office for their kindness, concern and professionalism in caring for Wayne.


Donald A. Blahnik


By Schinderle Funeral Home

Donald A. Blahnik, 72, Algoma, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Kewaunee.  He was born Aug. 19, 1945 in Algoma to Jacob and Henrietta (Krueger) Blahnik.

Donald attended the Algoma High School.  He started his working career at Badger Northland in Algoma where he worked for a number of years.  Then he was employed at Bayship Builders for a few years then ended up retiring from Kewaunee Fabrication in 2003.   While working all these jobs he was still running a beef cattle farm.

Donald enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards and Trap Shooting at the Black Ash Gun Club which he was a life time member of.

Donald is survived by his three brothers Bob Blahnik, Algoma; Maynard (Mary Jo) Blahnik, Kewaunee and Larry Blahnik, Algoma; three sisters-in-law Joanne Blahnik, Luxemburg; Beverly Blahnik, Algoma; and Sue Blahnik, Forestville; along with many nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers Howard, Leo, Pete, Jim and Vince and two sisters Gertrude Blahnik and Myrtle Mattice.

Donald wishes were to have no service but will be buried in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.

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

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Scott J. De Jardin

By McMahon Funeral Home

Scott J. De Jardin, 53 Luxemburg, died peacefully at home with his family on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.


He was born on May 3, 1964 in Green Bay to Gary and Carol (Henry) De Jardin.


Scott was employed with Wilquet Roofing for many years until his illness in May of 2017. His enjoyments included woodworking, playing cards and spending time with his family. Survivors include his two children, Tyler De Jardin and Shane De Jardin, both of Luxemburg; his parents, Gary and Carol De Jardin, Luxemburg; two sisters, Brenda (Doug) Mincheski, New Franken; Sue (Jeff) Prue, Luxemburg; one brother, Ken (Cindy) De Jardin, Luxemburg; one nephew and six nieces; the mother of his children, Linda Linzmeier, Luxemburg.


Scott was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Elmer and Rita De Jardin; his maternal grandparents, Dorothy and Frank Henry.


Friends may call at St. Joseph Church, Champion between 12:30 and 1:45 pm on Friday, October 20, 2017.


Memorial service 2:00 pm at the church with Pat Ratajczak.


Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Champion.

William G. Ciha

By McMahon Funeral Home

William "Bill" G. Ciha, 63 of Luxemburg died late Saturday evening, October 14, 2017 at Bellin Hospital. He was born in Green Bay on February 10, 1954 to the late Frank and Gladys (Haen) Ciha. Bill grew up on a dairy farm in Luxemburg the oldest of five children, Tom, Dick, Jim, Barb and Gerri. He married Karen M. Patton on August 19, 1978 at Our Nativity of Our Lord Church, Green Bay. She preceded him in death on August 04, 1992. He was employed with Fort Howard Paper Mill now known as Georgia Pacific until his retirement. Bill spent much of his time on his great passion of woodworking. As he drove, he would notice every fallen tree on the side of the road and would be ready to go back, get it and make it into lumber. When he was not taking down trees, making lumber at his sawmill, dreaming up wood projects from magazines, he was building beautiful pieces of furniture. His legacy is found in these pieces of art made with such care and attention to detail. Bill did not often meet a stranger when he walked into a restaurant or store. He was always ready to crack a joke, to laugh with someone and to make a connection with the person he was with. He found joy in watching, joking and spending time with his grandchildren, Asher and Addie when he made his visits to his daughter Stacy and her husband Jesse's home. He lived with his son Andy on the family farm and enjoyed spending time with his girlfriend, Jeanne. Bill will be missed as a father, brother and friend. He brought smiles, laughter and a willing attitude to always help whoever came across his path. Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Thursday, October 19, 017. Closing prayer service 6:00 pm on Thursday with Dave Mlezivia. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum, Allouez.

James Cordier

By Forbes Funeral Home

James E. Cordier, 99, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, October 16, 2017.  He was born on May 31, 1918, in Sturgeon Bay, to the late Edward and Net (Gerondale) Cordier.  He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1936.  On June 16, 1943, after a whirlwind courtship, he married Laura Mallien at St. Mary of the Snow Church in Namur.


Jim was a husband, a father, a grandfather, a police officer, a fisherman, a wood worker, and a card player. During WWII, Jim sailed the Great Lakes on coal ships which was deemed an essential job for the war effort. However, for most of his working life, he was a police officer in Sturgeon Bay.


After retirement, he developed his skills as a wood worker, designing and hand crafting masted schooners that have become prized collector's items.  Jim enjoyed fishing for most of his life and played cards until the day of his death. He was talented, had a great work ethic, and was a good provider for his family.  He and Laura raised six children.


Survivors include his daughters, MJ (Bob Schimmelpfennig) Cordier, Orlando, FL; Lynn (Tom) Lodholz, Berlin, WI; Cynthia (Jerry) Bechard, Bonita Springs, FL; sons, Michael (Jayne Zabrowski) Cordier, Sheboygan, WI; Patrick (Kelly) Cordier, Sturgeon Bay, WI; and James (Krista) Cordier, Apollo Beach, FL; seven grandchildren: Lori (Henry) Holzman, Sherry, Rebecca (Israel) Burri, Erik (Ashley) Cordier, Andrew (Kristi) Cordier, Dakota (Travis) Martin, and Riley; one great-granddaughter Violet; a sister-in-law Emma Hayot; nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Laura (2010), and only sister Marion (Roland) Vanderheiden, 4 nieces and nephews.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Friday, October 20, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Visitation will precede the service, beginning at 10:00 am.

John "Ed" Tomjanovich

By Forbes Funeral Home

John Edward Tomjanovich of Sturgeon Bay was granted peace by our Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at the Whispering Heights Nursing Home.  He was born on November 23, 1926 to the late John and Antonia Tomjanovich.  He married Kathryn Farrand on May 12, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay. Together they tenderly raised three children and two grandchildren.


Ed was a brilliant mechanic for the Ahnapee and Western Railroad, traits he left mechanically to his two sons as they worked on engines by his side.  Until his retirement, Ed worked as the Steel Bridge tender for the county.


As a father, grandfather and great grandfather, Ed or "Bop" drew endearment by his strength of character. Well read, and known as "the library", he knew much about everything. Ed liked tinkering outdoors, making things work and spending time with his family. He was happiest surrounded by his great grandchildren, finding vehicles for them to ride and just watching them with ardent joy.


Ed is survived by his sons, David (Joy), Steven (Lynn) both of Sturgeon Bay.  Survived also by his grandchildren: Sara Tomjanovich (Terri Wells) of Delafield, WI, Robert Zwettler (Amy) of Rhinelander WI, Julie Zwettler (Josh) of Indianapolis, IN, Joseph Tomjanovich (Kelly) and Tyler (Brittany) both of Madison. Ed has also been blessed with 10 great grandchildren:  Liam, Finley and Silas, (children of Sara and Terri) Jared and Allison (children of Rob and Amy), Katie, Samuel, Will, and Benjamin (children of Julie and Josh), and Hailey (daughter of Tyler and Brittany). He was preceded in death by his wife Kathryn, daughter Ann and his parents.


Graveside services will be conducted in the near future.

Corrine Carol Stiehl

By Huehns Funeral Home

Corrine Carol Stiehl, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday morning, October 9, 2017 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services (formerly Golden Living Center-Dorchester).


She was born December 31, 1933 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Lloyd and Viola (Pivonka) Londo. Corrine graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1951 before attending Carrol College and Lake Forest College. She was employed as a stewardess for major airlines before accepting a position at the Milwaukee Journal promotional department. In 1960, she married Dr. Stiehl in Algoma. They divorced some years later. Corrine then moved back to Milwaukee and worked for a brokerage firm, the Pfister Hotel, Man Power, and Dunn Hill-a job placement company.


She moved home to take care of her mother, a selfless task that lasted 15 years until Viola's passing on March 26, 1994. Corrine's father, Lloyd, passed away May 1, 1973.


She was a lifelong member of St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Corrine loved knitting and working in her gardens around her Sturgeon Bay home. She had an interest in family genealogy and community history. Corrine enjoyed going to the Door County Senior Resource Center and spending time with her friends, there.


Graveside committal services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at Bayside Cemetery with Pastor Carl Schroeder, of St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will follow.

Janet Kennedy Alvin

By Huehns Funeral Home

Janet K. Alvin, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Door County Medical Center.


She was born August 1, 1933 in Park Ridge, IL, the daughter of the late Fred and Lorraine (Shelton) Kennedy. Janet graduated from Maine Township High School in 1951 before attending Carthage College.


On May 25, 1957, she married Arvid A. Alvin in Park Ridge, IL. They enjoyed traveling together throughout the United States and a most memorable time spent in Hawaii. Janet worked for H.M. Gousha, a book publishing company in the Chicago area.


Janet was happiest being a mom and raising her family. This was her greatest accomplishment. She loved taking cruises with Arvid, being a voracious reader, and was pleased to have served 15 years as a volunteer at Door County Medical Center.


Survivors include her husband, Arvid; two sons, Bruce (Sharon) Alvin of Orlando, FL, Kenneth (Carol) Alvin of Albuquerque, NM; four grandchildren, Julie Alvin, Andrew (Chelsie) Alvin, Jared and Connor Alvin; one sister, Miriam Schuler of Mary Esther, FL.


There are plans to have a memorial service next summer (2018) in Door County.

Pamela J. (Lind) Langfield

By Huehns Funeral Home

Pamela J. (Lind) Langfield, 67, of Ellison Bay, died Thursday, October 12, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.


She was born August 29, 1950 in Brady, Nebraska, the daughter of the late Carl and Florence (Atlee) Lind. Her family moved to Illinois for her father's work. Pam graduated from Broadview Academy in La Fox, Illinois before pursuing an art education in college. She married Douglas R. Langfield on April 12, 1970 in Aurora, Illinois. Doug and Pam met at school and knew each other since the 8th grade.


Spending time with her family and friends was the most important thing in her life. Pam was an energetic, funny, always happy woman who was loved by everyone who knew her. She had written many poems. One poem titled "Always" that she had written for her mother April 1992 was turned to song by friend and classmate, Terry McCullough.


Those left to mourn her passing are her loving husband, Douglas; two dear children, Joshua (Heather) Langfield of San Diego, CA, Sarah Langfield of Florence, KS; brother, Dale (Janet) Lind of Apopka, FL; and brother-in-law, David (Carol) Langfield of Parrottsville, TN.


Memorial services will be held later in Aurora, Illinois, and Gothenburg, Nebraska.


In lieu of flowers, please remember Pamela in your own way in your hearts. We look forward to seeing all her family and friends at the upcoming memorial services.

Pamela M. Wiegand

By Huehns Funeral Home

Pamela Marie Wiegand, 57 years, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Saturday morning, October 14, 2017 at her home surrounded by family.


She was born June 29, 1960 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Joseph and Diane (Grovogel) DeMeuse. Pam graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1978. She married Steven J. Wiegand on March 10, 2004 in Kissimmee, FL. She was a member of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood.


Her family was most important to her. She enjoyed Packer games and tailgating, skiing, watching her children play baseball, four wheeling with Steve, vacationing in the Southwest United States, and spending time with her nieces and nephews.


Pam will be missed by her husband, Steven; two sons, Nicholas (Kristin) of De Pere, Bruce (Lauren) of Neenah; step-daughter, Kate (John) Jilot of Sturgeon Bay; seven grandchildren, Grant, Nolan, Andrew, Quinn, Zoey, Issac and Kendall; two brothers, Mark (Debbie) DeMeuse of Sturgeon Bay, Pete (Linda) DeMeuse of Mascoutah, IL; sister, Margie (Jeff) Syring of Winchester, IL; many dear family and friends.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Carl Schmitt as celebrant.


Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a parish wake service to be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church, Friday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.


Memorials in Pam's name may be directed to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or DOOR CANcer, Inc.

Peter M. DeMelle

By Huehns Funeral Home

Peter Michael DeMelle, 70 years, of Sturgeon Bay, died Saturday, October 14, 2017 at his home.


He was born February 26, 1947 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Robert and Ann (Hunt) DeMelle. Pete graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the class of 1966 before sailing on the John Purves for a few years. He joined his father's plumbing and heating business in 1972 and purchased DeMelle Plumbing and Heating in 1982. Pete was known for his sense of humor and keen story telling ability. He will be remembered for whistling a tune wherever he went.


Pete married Ann C. Sarles on February 14, 2002 in Sturgeon Bay. He was currently a member at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. From 1973 to 1993 he was a member of St. Peters Ev. Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay where he served on the church council and board of elders.


Pete loved the outdoors, riding Harley's (with his Harley-Davidson Northern Rat Pack), gardening, playing golf, sailing, and even building his own canoe. He was an artistic, creative man whose talent included wood carvings and oil paintings which he created for family and friends.


Pete is survived by, his wife, Ann; two children, Kelly Gerl (and her children, Pierce and Elise Gerl) of New Franken, Kyle (fiancé, Carrie Ray) DeMelle of Sturgeon Bay; his children's mother, Pam Schram DeMelle; sister, Rosalie Duquaine of Greenfield; mother-in-law, Mary Margaret Sarles of Elk Rapids, MI; step-children, Sarah (Donny) Stevens of Portland, OR, Jonathan Wesley of Norfolk, VA, Rebekah Huempfner (and her two children, Keira and Maggie) of Sturgeon Bay, Matthew Wesley of New Jersey; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara (John) Olk, Matt Sarles, Sara (Bob) Blessing, Richard Sarles, Catie (Charlie) Hamann; and all of his dear cousins; friends; and customers.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Ann DeMelle; sister, Beverly Wentz; son-in-law, Peter Gerl II; father-in-law, Robert Sarles Sr.; and brother-in-law, Robert Sarles Jr.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant.


Friends may call at the church, Saturday morning, from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Peter's memory.


We leave you with one of Pete's quotes, "Sail a lot, sleep when your dead."

Sarah Elizabeth Wright

By Casperson Funeral Home

On October 12, 2017, Sarah Elizabeth Wright said her goodbyes and peacefully transitioned from our world to the next following a brief illness. With her usual sense of humor and a bit of impatience, some of her last words were, "what is taking so long? I am ready."
Sarah was born on May 9, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois the only child of Charles A. and Sarah H. Wright. She grew up in Highland Park and attended Briarcliff Junior College ('43) Bouve' Boston School of Physical Therapy ('47), and Northwestern ('48) for an MA. Sarah coached the Women's Bowling team and chaperoned many a ski trip for young women while teaching at Northwestern. While her teaching career was short lived, she became a very astute businesswoman. Coming to Door County in the early 50's with friends, she purchased a shop that became known as the Mexican Door and also the Country Store in her adopted and beloved Ephraim, "the pearl of the peninsula". Sarah traveled to find items for her stores and it is a puzzlement as to her choice to sell kitchen items when Sarah, a self professed non-cook, preferred not to set foot in a kitchen unless it was to have a cup of tea.
Sarah was a sports enthusiast, played college field hockey, a devoted Cubs fan (she proudly wore her Cubs cap over her neatly coiffed hair) and loyal Packers fan, loved to play and watch golf, ski, traveled extensively, and did daily crossword puzzles. She, and her two best friends Mary 'Bibs' McAghon, and Marge Binder were Peninsula Music Festival patrons for many years and Marge and Sarah were honored last year for their years of service to PMF. It was Sarah's lament when she had to give up going to the concerts this last year.
She loved her collections, and only sold her vintage Ford convertible a few years ago. Sarah also loved animals, especially her Scotties, Cindy and Robert, and her Westies, all named Fidget.
Sarah was a quiet philanthropist who gave not only to many charities, but found ways to support and help individuals with her resources. She helped support educational pursuits for women locally, and if she knew of a need, she would fill it.
Sarah moved to the Scandia Village campus several years ago, volunteering there as well. She moved to Scandia's assisted living almost 2 years ago, while still enjoying many activities until recent health issues evolved. Sarah, Bibs and Marge were three amigos, self professed 'unclaimed treasures', who lived long lives and enjoyed their adventures together with gusto. They loved entertaining and being social with young and old alike. Sarah had a great smile and laugh and loved a good joke.
Sarah is survived by many friends and a community to which she was very closely tied. Bibs preceded her in death and Marge still lives at the Scandia Village Care Center. Memorial donations may be made to Scandia Village's Capital Campaign, the Peninsula Music Festival, or St. Luke's Episcopal Church. A service of remembrance will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Sister Bay, WI on Thursday, November 9 at 1 pm.

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.


Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 21 at Buchanan Funeral Home until the time of services.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. John Wallace officiating.

Robert E. Masline

By Casperson Funeral Home

On October 12, 2017, Robert E Masline, age 77, of Sister Bay WI passed away with his wife Lorraine at his side at Scandia Village in Sister Bay WI. He was born on August 2, 1940 to Edward Link Masline and Doris Haberbush Masline in Rochester, NY.


After high school, Robert served in the US Navy and after his military duty, attended Monroe Community College. He also worked in his father's electronics business, Masline Electronics. One day while he was working, a salesman came in all excited about leaving to attend flight school to become a pilot. This enthusiasm led Robert to seek out how to get started in flight school himself out in Santa Barbara. Once finished with flight school, he married and had some smaller flying jobs. He later moved to Pittsburgh, PA and worked as a corporate pilot for Rockwell, and staying with them for 34 years. The job took him all over the world, and moved him to California, where he met his second wife Lorraine. Robert had two daughters from his previous marriage, and Lorraine also had two daughters from her previous marriage.


They married in 1985 and lived in Westchester, CA. When they lived in California, they did many mountain climbing trips into the Sierras and even hiked into the Grand Canyon for a week. There were also trips to northern California as well as Europe and even Russia.


Robert took a job relocation to Milwaukee in 1999, and several years after that, Door County soon became the place to go for mini-getaways. Robert retired in 2005 and kept himself busy with woodworking, DIY home projects, clock and furniture making and keeping the large lawn well-manicured. He also would enjoy movies while Lorraine worked. Dinner time was the favorite time of day where they would relax and have long conversations about everything under the sun.


In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Masline.


Robert is survived by his wife Lorraine, daughters Kristin Masline of Roanoke, VA and Susan Dykes (Ted), of Casper, WY, and by stepdaughters Sarah Ketron (Mitch) of Altha, FL and Nicole Crenshaw (Jason), of Athens, GA along with three grandchildren.


A memorial service will be held to celebrate his life at a later time.

Frank P. Angerer

By Forbes Funeral Home

Frank P. Angerer, 98, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at the Skilled Nursing Facility on Oct. 13, 2017.  He was born Nov. 19, 1918 in Egg Harbor to Gotlieb and Edna Angerer.  On Oct. 9, 1940, he married Marian Frisque at St. Joseph Church in Sturgeon Bay, she preceded him in death on Nov. 10, 2002.


Frank spent most of his life working in the shipbuilding industry from the 1940's to the 1980's in the loft and engineering departments.  During his life, Frank was very active in the church serving in numerous capacities.


Survivors include 2 children, Judith (John) Irish, Alabama; and Anthony (Penny) Angerer, Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a brother, Joseph Angerer, Sturgeon Bay.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Robert Angerer; and a brother, Edward Angerer.


A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at Corpus Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.   Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Auguste Hayot

By Huehns Funeral Home

Auguste Hayot, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, let his wife, Emma, know he loved her, before he passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility.

He was born September 14, 1934 in Dinant, Belgium, Europe, the son of Joseph and Rachelle (Spineux) Hayot. Auguste completed his secondary education in Belgium, served in the military there, and worked as an electrician. In 1975, a friend convinced him to travel to the America with nearly 240 other Belgium residents to visit with Belgian Americans (and Walloon speakers) whose families had settled in Northeastern Wisconsin. While visiting, Auguste was introduced to Emma Elizabeth (Mallien) Rankin who helped translate for (Auguste's) Door County host family over dinner. He and Emma hit it off, and they were united in marriage less than a year later on March 16, 1976 in Sturgeon Bay. Auguste became a U.S. citizen in 1981.

While living in Sturgeon Bay, he worked for Peterson Builders Inc. for 16 years and also for Bay Shipbuilding Co. for a short time.

Auguste was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. He was also a former member of the Peninsula Belgian American Club in Namur, Wisconsin; he was very proud of his heritage. Auguste was known for carrying his French dictionary with him everywhere he went to assist with Walloon translation and everyday English. He played professional soccer in Belgium and helped coach soccer for beginners while living in Wisconsin. Auguste also enjoyed bowling in Wisconsin. He loved watching soccer and football and never missed watching the Green Bay Packers play on television.

He will be deeply missed by his dear wife, Emma of Sturgeon Bay, with whom he shared over 41 years of marriage; daughter, Daisy Hayot of Belgium, Europe; two step-daughters, Charlotte Lenius and Charlene (Charlie) Corcoran, both of Sturgeon Bay; two grandchildren, Alexis and Abel Perveux; seven step-grandchildren, David (Carol) Lenius, Kathy (Joe) Krebsbach, Kris (John) Miller, Dan (Jenny) Lenius, Nicki (Brandon) Powell, Todd (Tonya) Corcoran, and Wendy Corcoran; thirteen step-great-grandchildren; three step-great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Claire (Jacques) Mollet and Lucienne Hayot, both of Belgium, Europe; special friend, Germaine; and many other Belgian (American and European) community friends and relatives.

Auguste was preceded in death by his parents; and son-in-law, Dale Lenius.

His life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating. Entombment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery Columbarium.

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

Memorials may be given in Auguste's memory for the Peninsula Belgian American Club and the Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation.

"Our family would like extend a heartfelt thanks to the Door County Medical Center and Skilled Nursing Facility staff for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Auguste and our family the past four years."

Joann W. Feltes

By Huehns Funeral Home

Joann W. (Wargowski) Feltes, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday morning, October 8, 2017 at Cardinal Ridge CBRF.

She was born January 28, 1937 in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late William and Agnes (Osmanski) Wargowski. Following Joann's graduation from Divine Savior High School in Milwaukee in 1955, she went on to play shortstop for the Racine Belles - something she was always very proud of. Joann was united in marriage to John LeRoy Feltes on June 3, 1961. Together, they owned and operated a dairy farm in the Town of Sevastopol for forty years. John died unexpectedly in a farming accident on September 15, 2001.

Joann also worked for Peninsula Antique as a sales associate until her retirement.

She attended Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Joann was a member of Sturgeon Bay Business Women and was also a 4-H leader. She was an amazing bowler and enjoyed following sports, especially the Green Bay Packers.

Joann will be missed by her daughter, Cheryl (Fran) Shefchik of Sturgeon Bay; grandson, Jordan Shefchik (and special friend, Rebecca Simpson) of Green Bay; three step-grandchildren, Scott Shefchik (his children, Jake, Ethan, and Will, and their mother, Carrie) of Oshkosh, Lee (Erica) Shefchik, and Samantha Shefchik of Green Bay; siblings-in-law, Shirley Trentz, Sharon (Bruce) Lisko, and Ronald (Francine) Feltes; and Godson, Paul (Dana) Osmanski.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; parents-in-law, Cliff and Marian Feltes; and brother in-law, Herbert Trentz.

Joann's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Carl Schmitt as celebrant. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a parish wake service to be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Thursday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorials may be given in Joann's memory for St. John Bosco School and the Boys & Girls Club of Door County.

 The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staffs of Unity Hospice, Cardinal Ridge, and Whispering Heights for their compassionate care and to all those who came to visit Joann.

Chester A. Thiede Jr.

By Huehns Funeral Home

Chester August Thiede Jr., 90, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Two Rivers, passed away early Wednesday morning, September 27, 2017 at Pine Crest Village with family at his side.


He was born August 19, 1927 in Two Rivers, the son of the late Chester Sr. and Edna Mary (Taddy) Thiede. Chester graduated from Two Rivers High School in 1945. He served his country with the United States Army in Europe during the occupation of Germany following WWII.


On June 21, 1949, Chester married Joan K. Groy at St. Marks Catholic Church in Two Rivers. After moving to Sturgeon Bay, he worked for Bay Shipbuilding Co. for over 30 years and retired as welding supervisor.


Chester loved his family dearly and cherished the times together at the family cabin in northern Wisconsin.


He will be missed by his children, Barbara (Robert) Sampe of Poquoson, VA (and their children, Brett and Brenda), Greg (Robin) Thiede of Sturgeon Bay (and their children, Daniel and Michael), Glenda (Charlie) Rossier of Stevens Point, Steven (Mare) Thiede, (his children, Kyle, Big Kyle, Tammy, and Tabitha), Mark (Laurie) Thiede, (and their children, Hannah and Abby), Joel (Barbara) Thiede of Stevens Point, Becky Schartner of Sturgeon Bay; three sisters, Eunice, Kathryn, Margaret; and three brothers, Robert, John, and Gerald.


Chester was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two brothers, Donald and Thomas.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Military honors will follow at the church. Interment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in the Town of Scott, Green Bay.


Visitation for family and friends will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.
Memorials may be given in Chester's honor for the welding program at the Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) Sturgeon Bay Campus.

Marianne Esther Nimmer

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Marianne Esther Nimmer, 81 of Kewaunee, died peacefully Thursday morning, October 5, 2017 at Paradise Estates in Kewaunee, WI. She is now at home with her Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.


Marianne was born in Wrightstown on July 3, 1936, daughter of the late Harry and Alice (Dreier) Spietz.


Marianne was baptized on August 1, 1936 and confirmed in the Lutheran faith on May 14, 1950.


She graduated in 1954 from Wrightstown High School. After graduation, Marianne worked at Aid Association for Lutherans for a number of years.


She was united in Christian marriage to Lloyd E. Nimmer on July 23, 1961 in Wrightstown. They moved to Kewaunee where they raised their family.


Marianne is survived by her husband of 56 years, Lloyd E. Nimmer, her two children and spouses, and grandchildren. Paul and Brenda Nimmer of Kewaunee, Karlee (Cody) Horlacher, Reggie Nimmer (special friend Sophia), Heidi and George Okreglicki of Plover, Ashtyn and Amber.


She is also survived by her sisters, Betty Mae (Keith) Nollenberg of Portage, Sharijoy Busse of Kaukauna, brothers, Fred (Judy) Spietz, Kaukauna, Larry Spietz, Kaukauna, nieces, nephews and many friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Alice Spietz, in-laws, Elmer and Melda Nimmer, Grandparents, Charles and Martha Spietz and Fredrick and Emma Dreier, brother-in-law, Foster Busse along with many loving aunts, uncles, close friends and dear fur babies, Skippy, Ginger, Babe, Casey and Dusty.


Marianne loved her family dearly, praying for each and every one of them. She had a special love for her grandchildren and grand dogs – Maizey, Coco and Leo. She loved to travel with Lloyd especially to Hawaii, one of her favorite places. She had a love for Christ that carried her through many struggles and many blessings.


Viewing will take place Sunday evening, October 8, 2017 from 4pm-8pm with a prayer service at 7:30pm. Additional viewing will be on Monday, October 9, 2017 from 9am-11am with the funeral service to follow at 11am. Burial will be at the Riverview Cemetery following the service with a lunch to follow. Viewing on Sunday and Monday along with the funeral service and lunch will all be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kewaunee, WI, with Pastor Michael Sullivan officiating.


Marianne's confirmation verse: Romans 1:16: For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth.

Judith (Judi) Blahnik


By Schinderle Funeral Home

Judith (Judi) Blahnik, 75, Algoma, passed away, Tues. Oct. 3, 2017 at St. Vincent's Hospital with her loving family at her side.  She was born March 22, 1942 in Algoma to Fred and Bernice (LeCloux) McCosky.


Judi graduated from the Algoma High School in 1960 and then attended the Door Kewaunee County Normal School for teachers.  She taught in Bailey's Harbor, Rosiere and St. Mary schools for about five years.  She was a sub teacher for many years.


Judi married Robert Blahnik June 26, 1965.  Judi worked part time at the Sears Catalog store in Algoma and Denny's Super Valu while raising her three girls.  Judi's last job was working at WS Packaging in the shipping and receiving department.


Judi enjoyed playing cards, trap shooting, was an avid Packer fan and was so proud to watch all of her children and grandchildren at all the sporting events for the Algoma Wolves.


She is survived by her husband Robert, three daughters Terri Prokash (special friend Mark Musial), Algoma; Liz Blahnik (special friend Joe Jacquet), Hobart; and Jenny (Barry) Schoening, Algoma; four grandchildren Beckie (Isaac) Vertz, Peyton Prokash, Maxwell and Jackson Schoening; two great grandchildren Mason and Chase Vertz; one sister Patti McCosky (special friend Jill Wachal); nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents.


Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma,Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 from 2pm - 6 pm.  Funeral Mass at 6 PMwith Fr. Peter Stryker officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.


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

Anthony Jon (Tony) Bennett


By Schinderle Funeral Home

Anthony Jon (Tony) Bennett, 49, Algoma, died Wed. Oct. 4, 2017 at after a short battle with cancer.  He was born Aug. 26, 1968 in Beaver Dam to Robert and Geraldine (Sperger) Bennett.


The family had moved to Algoma and Tony graduated from the Algoma High School in 1986.  Tony worked various jobs throughout his life with the most recent being a truck driver for Lakeshore Transport.


Tony enjoyed his precious time with family, especially his grandson "tootsie roll" and other friends.  Tony loved watching movies and he collected almost 500 DVD's over the years and had many favorite quotes including; "Alrighty Then", "It's kinda hot in this rhino", "There's no crying in baseball", "You're killing me smalls", and "Write that down".


Tony is survived by his wife Kim, daughter Brittany and grandson Layken; one son Bryar all of Algoma; his mom Geri Bennett, DeForest, WI; brother Scott (Mary Kay) Bennett, Algoma: sister Chris (Matt) DeMeuse, DeForest; In-laws Norman (Sue) Paplham, Kewaunee; sisters-in-law Kari (Jim) Kustka and Kris (Paul) Olszewski all of Kewaune; brother-in-law Kory (Angie) Paplham, Sturgeon Bay; Godson Brandon Bennett and God daughter Olivia Olszewski. many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.   He was preceded in death by his father Robert, brother-in-law William Brusky Jr., Paternal and maternal grandparents,


Family and friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Tues. Oct. 10, 2017 from 3 PM until the time of services at 7 PM with Pastor Howard Batt officiating.


Franca Gurciullo


By Schinderle Funeral Home

Franca Gurciullo, 95, Algoma, passed away Sunday Oct. 1, 2017 at Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay after a short illness.

She was born April 20, 1922 in Tunis, Tunisia, North Africa to Ignazio and Anna (Scama) Pino.

The family moved to Sicily where she met Walter Hathaway during World War II and she married him after the war in 1947.  The couple then moved to the United States and lived in Lawrence, MA from 1947 until Franca moved to Algoma in 2005 to be near her son James.  Walter preceded her in death in 1971.  Franca then married Gino Gurciullo in 1989 and he also preceded her in death.

She is survived by her son James Hathaway, Algoma; daughter Anna Anderson, PA; and one granddaughter Marie Anderson, many nieces and nephews.  She was further preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.

Family and friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME,  Algoma, from 4 PMFriday, Oct. 6th until the time of services at 6 PM with Fr. Peter Stryker officiating.  Burial will take place later at Sacred heart Cemetery in Lawrence, MA.

Elizabeth "Ellie" Mary Helm

By Casperson Funeral Home

Elizabeth "Ellie" Mary Helm was born June 18th, 1996, and entered into eternal life on September 29th, 2017, as a result of a tragic ATV accident.


She is the daughter of Don and Polly Helm of Fish Creek and the sister of Hannah Helm. In addition, she is survived by her grandparents Donald and Cozy Helm of Fish Creek, and Joan Robinson of Richmond, Kentucky; Aunts Amy Johnson (Scott) of Lexington, Kentucky, Susan Helm-Murtagh (Rory) of Boulder, Colorado, Aunt and Godmother Mary Jo Helm of Fish Creek; cousins Wiles and Sarah Johnson of Lexington, Kentucky; numerous step-aunts and cousins; the Palmer Family of Nashville Tennessee; special aunts and uncles Bill and Jan Lorenz of Lake Forest, John and Susan Schaper of Fish Creek and Susan Nied and John Brandstetter of Libertyville; Piper and Pat Mehigan of Whitefish Bay; and special friend Justin Krause of Fish Creek and her cat Benson. She was preceded in death by grandparents, Dr. Thomas D. Myers (Bettye) of Richmond, Kentucky and Dr. Phillip Robinson of Richmond, Kentucky.


Ellie was a 2014 graduate of Gibraltar High School and a student at North Dakota State University. At Gibraltar she played volleyball, basketball, softball and ran track. She was also involved in theater, but her passion was gymnastics, and she was a member of the YMCA Strivers gymnastics team for 10 years, competing on the state and national levels.


At NDSU she was a member of Kappa Delta sorority and an NDSU cheerleader.


Ellie had a zest for life and a radiant smile that would light up the room. She will be deeply missed by friends and family. We are so grateful for the twenty-one years God shared her with us, and our faith assures us we will see her again.


A visitation will be held Thursday October 5th from 10:00 a m. until 1:00p.m at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, with a memorial service at 1:00p.m. followed by a fellowship. Private family burial will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to St. Paul Lutheran Church in memory of Ellie Helm, which will be given to Ellie's favorite charities.

Vincent Henry Blahnik

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Vincent Henry Blahnik, 79, of Forestville, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital on September 29, 2017. He was born to the late Jacob and Henrietta (Krueger) Blahnik on March 12, 1938.  Vincent proudly served his country in the United States Army. Following his time in the service, he worked at Monarch Ware in Algoma. In May of 1991 he married Sue in Sturgeon Bay.  Vincent greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing, tinkering around building just about anything, and spending money on his grandchildren.


Vincent is survived by his wife Sue; son Vincent (Molly) Blahnik; step-children Kenny (fiancé Atlanta) Richardson, and Matthew Richardson; grandchildren, Addison and Conner; step-grandchildren, Vincent, Charlotte, and Phoenix; father-in-law Kenneth Tesch; brothers, Robert (Judi) Blahnik, Larry Blahnik, Maynard (Mary Jo) Blahnik, and Donny Blahnik; sisters-in-law Beverly Blahnik and JoAnn Blahnik; his special pet bird Hunter, and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Jacob and Henrietta Blahnik; mother-in-law Patricia Tesch;  brothers, Leo (Helen) Blahnik, Jim Blahnik, Howard (Delores) Blahnik, and Pete Blahnik; and sisters Gertrude Blahnik and Myrtle Blahnik.


Visitation will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Algoma, from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday October 4, 2017. Funeral Service will be at 7 p.m. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at a later date.

Jean Sawyer

By Huehns Funeral Home

Jean Sawyer, 85, of the Town of Jacksonport, fell asleep in the loving arms of her family at home and awoke in the arms of her Lord, late Friday night, September 29, 2017. She was reunited with husband, Robert, after nearly 19 years (December 23, 1998).

Jean was born at home in West Jacksonport on January 9, 1932, the daughter of William F. Herbst and Lena Rose (Bley) Herbst. She attended Sunny Point School and graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1950. Jean was united in marriage to Robert H. Sawyer on December 9, 1955 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church rectory in Egg Harbor. They were blessed with 43 years of marriage.

Jean and Robert owned and operated Bob and Jean's Midtown Tap in Egg Harbor (now Mojo Rosa's). She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family was everything to her as her door was always open to family and friends, looking forward to all their visits. You always knew where Jean stood as she was willing to share her opinion when it was needed.

She was a lifelong member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport and the Ladies Aid there. Jean was honest and a loving mother who had an unwavering faith in her Lord and treasured her church family. She loved raising her children, being an involved grandmother to her precious grandchildren, and always looked forward to seeing the great-grandchildren and was excited with the two anticipated new arrivals.

Jean's love will live on in the hearts of her children, Mark (Sarah) Sawyer of Egg Harbor, Barbara (Mike) Lautenbach of Jacksonport, Julie (fiancé, Dan Rehberg) Sawyer of Egg Harbor, Mary (Philip) Bley of West Jacksonport, Bert (Sara) Sawyer of Egg Harbor; 17 grandchildren, Josh (Carissa) Sawyer, Nellie (Eric) DeJardine, Emilie (Pat) Nash, Joe Sawyer, Christine (Paul) Pierquet, Casey (Kelly) Lautenbach, Megan Lautenbach, Leila (Gregory) Balza, Jennifer Zettel, Robert Zettel, Kelly (Adam) Nelson, Sadie (Matt) Ash, Annie Bley, Andrew Bley, Lucy Bley, Sam Sawyer, Lilly Sawyer; nine great-grandchildren, Jaden, Adison, Brody, Sophie Sawyer, Evan, Emma Pierquet, Nora Lautenbach, Owen Balza, Alivia Nelson, and two on the way; brother-in-law, Kenneth Severson of Sturgeon Bay; and her extended Sawyer, Bley, and Herbst families, cousins, nieces, nephews; and dear friends that she valued so much.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband (1930-1998); four brothers and one sister, Walter (1913-1969), Artie (1914-1957), Freddy (1920-1971), John (1918-1919), and Bernice Severson (1924-2016); son, Joey Sawyer (1964-1968); her Sawyer family in-laws, Bill (Millie) Sawyer, Cathleen (Francis) Bink, George (Maureen) Sawyer, and Evelyn (Lawrence "Shorty") Haen.

Jean's funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport with Pastor Peter Lindemann officiating. Jean will be laid to rest in Egg Harbor Town Cemetery beside her husband, Robert.

Family and friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a devotion to be held at 7:45 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church, Friday morning, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

Memorials may be given in Jean's memory for Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport.

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