Obituaries Archives for 2017-11

Robert Henry "Bob" Wessel



 

By Schinderle Funeral Home




 

Robert Henry "Bob" Wessel, 78, Forestville, passed away Monday Nov. 27, 2017 at St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee.  He was born July 4, 1939 in Algoma to Clarence and Edna (Schmiling) Wessel.  He was baptized at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Algoma.  He attended Riverside Grade School, St. Paul's Grade School and graduated from the Algoma High School in 1957.


 

Bob started his own business of raising rabbits for a Chicago lab in the 4th grade.  Also showed his rabbits all over the state.  His favorite breed was the New Zealand Reds and he won Best of Breed several times.  After high school he worked at Plumbers, Algoma Hardwoods and Carnival Guernsey.  Then he worked at Kornely Dairy in Manitowoc for a number of years.  That was Bob's favorite job as he made so many new friends and lived in Mishicot for three years.


 

In 1961 he volunteered in the US Army to serve his country.  He took basic training in Fort Carson, CO and then in Fort Gordon, GA.  He was always very proud to service his country.  Bob then spent the rest of Tour of Duty in Germany as a Military Policeman.  Upon returning home he purchased the family farm from his parents in 1964.  He became the 4th Generation and received the County Farm award in 1967.  Bob made many improvements in the buildings and equipment over the years and in 1982 won the Conservation Farmer of the year award for Kewaunee County.


 

He was very active in the Rosiere Cheese Factory and then served on several committees with Land O' Lakes.  He was also a member of Greenstone Farm Credit for 50 years and served on several committee's for Greenstone.  Farming was always in his blood and he was proud to grow good crops.


 

Bob married Suzanne Schuster in August of 1965 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Together they had eight children.  Bob was always active in St. Paul's Church and served as President of the Congregation and served several terms on the School Board.  He was proud to have their own Ushering Team with the six boys.  The two girls were always active in the Lutheran Pioneers.


 

He was an avid Wisconsin Badger, Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packer fan.  He will be deeply missed by family and friends.


 

Bob is survived by his wife Suzanne, eight children Christine (Cliff) Willea, Whitehall, MI; Cindy (Ken) Dantoin, Forestville; Timothy (Sharon) Wessel, Forestville; Todd (Mary) Wessel, Green Bay; Robert (Lisa) Wessel, Luxemburg; Randal (Jody) Wessel, Sturgeon Bay; Patrick (Jackee) Wessel, Luxemburg; Michael (Dawn) Wessel, Brussels; 24 grandchildren Ariel Krienke, Amber Lindeman, Arryn Uhlenbrauck, Alysa Peters, Robert Wiilea, Cara Richards, Cliff Willea III, Kimberly Andres, Brooke Dantoin, Brittany Dantoin, Nathaniel Wessel, Nichole Klatt, Ryan, Ashley, Zach, Bobbi, Louie, Dylan, Bradan, Malaki, Sylvia, Grace, Ella and Tommy Wessel; ten great grand children; brothers Dick (Geri) Wessel, David Wessel; sister Laurel Wessel, sisters-in-law Wanda (Lee) Telloch, Charlotte Schneider, Gail (Doug) Greaves and Joan Wodack; many nieces, nephews and friends.


 

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Clarence Jr., Donald Wessel; mother and father-in-law Marvin and Myrtle Schuster, brothers and sisters-in-law Roger (Marion) Schuster, Doug (Roberta) Schuster, Ken Schneider, Gary Wodack, Dawn Wessel, and granddaughter Laura Wessel.


 

Family and friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma from 4 - 8 PM, Friday Dec. 1, 2017 and after 9 AMSat. Dec. 2 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church until the time of services at 11 AM with Rev. Joel McKenney officiating.  Full MIlitary Rites at the church.  Private family burial at St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery.


 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Paul's Church.


James F. Jauquet


By Casperson Funeral Home




James Frances Jauquet, 77, died quietly November 23, 2017, at his home in Fish Creek with his wife at his side. Jim was born December 25th, 1939, in Green Bay, Wisconsin to Ervin and Alice (Rentmeester) Jauquet. He attended Premontre` High School in Green Bay and apprenticed with architect Robert Takaichi.   After graduation he worked for Hudson Manufacturing doing design work. Later in his working career, Jim drove 28 years for Schneider Transport garnering over 2,500,000 miles.

 

His introduction to sailing began by delivering "Shasta" for Bob Deutch, and eventually "crewing" on the 34' boat in the Chicago Mac races. This love for sailing resulted in he and his wife, Andrea purchasing a 36' Cabot sailboat. After outfitting "Krakjen" for an ocean passage, the two set sail from Fish Creek in 1986. The fall sail took them through the Great Lakes, down the intercoastal waterway to the Bahamas where they wintered and waited for good weather for a crossing. In 1987 they sailed to Bermuda, then Bermuda to the Azores, and finally made landfall in Lagos, Portugal. They spent the next 13 summers sailing the Mediterranean as far east as Turkey.

 

When he retired to Fish Creek Jim became involved in his community serving on the Planning Committee and the Gibraltar Town Board. He continued his service volunteering for the Red Cross, serving on the board of the Ridges Sanctuary and heading up the "Wednesday Crew", serving on the building committee of Northern Sky, and continued service to many other organizations. Jim remained an active member of Stella Maris Catholic Church until he became too ill to serve.

 

Jim is survived by his wife, Andrea, and sons Jeff and Carol, Tucson, AZ, Marti and Lauren, Australia, Dan and Teresa, De Pere, WI, Dominic and Kari, Tempe AZ, Pat and Ilene , Sussex, WI, and Jonathan, Minneapolis, MN. In addition, Jim has 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, and is survived by all of his siblings, and many of his extended family.   Jim's parents, Ervin and Alice, and his son Robert preceded him in death.

 

Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Memorial Mass at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017 Stella Maris, Fish Creek.

To the Mayo doctors and nurses for their sustained commitment of his compassionate care, to Unity Hospice for their thoughtful care and sensitivity, to his fond companions on the Ridges Wednesday Crew, and to the many friends and family for their prayers, love and generosity, we thank you.

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are welcome at The Mayo Clinic Cancer Center – Research, 200 First St. SW., Rochester, MN 55905, The Ridges Sanctuary Inc., PO Box 152, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202, The Northern Sky Theater, 10351 Bella Vista La, Ephraim, WI 54211, or The Rett Syndrome Research Trust, 67 Under Cliff Rd., Trumbull, CT 06611.

Ardis M. Price


By Forbes Funeral Home




Ardis M. Price, 94, of Sturgeon Bay, was called home to be with family and friends on November 26, 2017.  She was born on June 9, 1923, in Gresham, WI to Glen and Melissa Quinney.

 

Ardis retired from Doerr Electric/Emerson in Strugeon Bay.  She was a great bowler, softball player, fisherman and suspected cheater at cards.  She will be dearly missed by all.

 

Ardis is survived by her five children, Shirley Turpin, Edward (Carol) Price, Alice May Swanson, William (Sandra) Price, and Daniel (Pam) Price; twelve grandchildren, Teena, Terry, Trixie, Michael, Debbie, Tammy, Tracy, Richard, Dana, Scott, Travis, and John; twenty-seven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Ernie Murphy, Shawano; and many nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; four siblings, Earl, Elmer, Alice, and Vernie; a granddaughter, Amy; and a great-granddaughter, Melissa.

 

Private family services will be held at Nicolet/Memorial Gardens in Green Bay.

Gordon "Gordy" J. Schram


By Huehns Funeral Home



Gordon "Gordy" James Schram, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully in the comfort of his residence, Saturday morning, November 25, 2017 with his family at his side.



He was born at home on the family farm in Baileys Harbor on July 27, 1927, the son of Martin Leon Schram and Esther Margaret (Resler) Schram. Gordy attended Pershing Grade School and St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church, both in Baileys Harbor. He served his country with the United States Army from October 1945 until January 1947.  Gordy was united in marriage to Bette Lou Olson in September 1950 at the St. Mary of the Lake chapel. They shared 11 years of marriage. Bette Lou passed away March 27, 2012.



Gordy worked as a finisher for Reliance Construction Company, helping to resurface and service roads throughout the state. He was proud of his work and could often recall the various projects he assisted with as he traveled some of those same roads later in life.



Gordy was a longtime of member of St. Mary of Lake Catholic Church in Baileys Harbor (now Stella Maris Parish-Baileys Harbor site). In recent years, while he was living in Sturgeon Bay, he attended St. Joseph Catholic Church. As a veteran, Gordy was a 32-year member of the American Legion Post 72 in Sturgeon Bay.



Whether you knew Gordy or were meeting him for the first time, he always greeted you with a smile and a handshake. Gordy enjoyed playing golf and was an avid card player. He liked playing sheepshead at the Door County Senior Resource Center in Sturgeon Bay and as a cribbage player, Gordy was proud to have had a 29 hand. His ability to count cards made him an excellent all-around card player. In his later years, Gordy especially appreciated going for long Door County car rides. Even though his macular degeneration increased in recent years, he was still able to recognize you by your voice.



Gordy will be missed by his daughter, Christine (Gary) Wagoner of Campbellsport; two brothers, Martin "Gene" Schram of Sturgeon Bay and Dr. Earl (Audrey) Schram of Sister Bay; four grandchildren, Patrick (Banu) Schram of Florida, Angie Schram, David (Rachel) Wagoner, both of Milwaukee, and Carrie (Kevin) Frakes of Jackson; six great-grandchildren, Megan and Matthew Wagoner, Anthony Schram, and Lori, Abby, and Hallie Frakes; sister-in-law, Charlene Schram of Green Bay; and friends.



Gordy was preceded in death by his parents; former wife, Bette Lou; four children, Steven, Michael, Terrance "Terry", and (baby) John; and brother, Darrell Schram.



A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Stella Maris Parish-Baileys Harbor site with Fr. David Ruby as celebrant. Gordy will be laid to rest in the church cemetery military honors by the United States Army and American Legion Post 72.



Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church, Wednesday morning, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.



Gordy's family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff of Unity Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to him.


Eunice M. Graf


By Huehns Funeral Home



Eunice M. Graf was called home to be with the Lord and reunited with her husband, Robert, on Monday morning, November 20, 2017 at Anna's Healthcare CBRF in Sturgeon Bay as her son, Bill, prayed the Rosary with her. Eunice found comfort in praying the Rosary throughout her life.


Eunice was a lifelong resident of Sturgeon Bay. She was born May 27, 1922, the daughter of Ralph Noble Haskell and Rose Alice (Gerondale) Haskell. She attended Sunny Point School in Egg Harbor until third grade, then Corpus Christi Grade School in Sturgeon Bay until sixth grade, and completed her intermediate education at Holy Guardian Angels School (later St. Joseph School) in Sturgeon Bay. Eunice graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1939.


She was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" Joseph Graf on June 20, 1942 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. They were blessed with over 51 years of life together. Bob preceded Eunice in death on December 1, 1993.


Eunice was in ways a generation ahead of her time, as she balanced both her family and a career spanning 45 years at Peterson Builders Inc.  Eunice was the first female employee of PBI, having been hired at age 17 by Mrs. Peterson to assist with payroll, operating the switchboard, and many other administrative tasks. Eunice returned to work as each of her children reached school age, and retired in 1984 as a Material Control Clerk.


Eunice would often tell her family that she felt she had no talents or hobbies. Her true talent was reflected in her nurturing way, the generous volunteering of her time, and the sharing of her friendly nature with all.


She had a great love for her Catholic faith and St. Joseph Parish where she was a lifelong member. She enjoyed the fellowship of Christian Mothers and Women of Faith. From 1946 until 2007, she was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary for VFW Post #3088 in Sturgeon Bay, serving throughout the years as Secretary, Treasurer, and President. Eunice was currently a member of the Ladies Auxiliary for VFW Post #8337 in Liberty Grove. She cared for her community through her involvement with "Respite" (hospice care) and Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County from 1984 until 2004. Bob and Eunice also delivered Meals on Wheels. Eunice was a longtime supporter of the Red Cross blood drives, donating over 10.5 gallons until her health prevented her from donating more.


Eunice cherished the time spent with her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and extended family. She and Bob hosted countless family get-togethers, and invented the infamous "Graf Family Get-Together" where there was laughter, drinks, and more Nesco roasters of food than most people have ever seen together in one place.


Eunice's love will live on in the hearts of her two sons and three daughters, Bill (Mary Ann) Graf, Sue (Ron) Le Sech, Diane Kittinger, all of Sturgeon Bay, Robert A. (Linda) Graf of Milton, and Michele (Kevin) Dolle of Pentwater, MI; thirteen grandchildren, Amy (Greg) Young, Beth (Scott) Rehman, and Terri (Joe) Somers, Lori Wery, Lisa Conlon, and Ronald Le Sech, Bradley, Brian (Jill) and Brett Kittinger, and Jamie (Eric) Buesing, Lindsey (Pete) Deol and Allison Graf, and Evan (Jenny) Burnside; twelve great-grandchildren, Sam and Ellen Somers, Jackson and Austin Wery, Jordan, Jared, and Joshua Conlon, Lucas and Maya Kittinger, Caleb and Abigail Buesing, and Haleena Deol; beloved sister, Patricia Swagel of Sturgeon Bay; sister-in-law, Margaret "Peg" Parker of Lockport, IL; nieces and nephews; her St. Joseph Parish family; and many other dear friends.


She was welcomed Home by her parents; husband, Bob; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Virginia Haskell; and brother-in-law, Anton Swagel.


Eunice's life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann and Fr. Anthony Birdsall concelebrating. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery beside her husband, Bob.


Family and friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The Rosary will be prayed at 3:40 p.m. and a parish wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Joseph Catholic Church onSaturday, December 2, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:50 a.m.


Memorials may be given in Eunice's honor to Neighbor-to-Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers of Door County and VFW Post #3088 of Sturgeon Bay.


The Graf family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Anna's Healthcare and Dr. Richard Hogan for the wonderful care they provided to Eunice.


Maurice Harold Kurschner


By Forbes Funeral Home




Maurice Harold Kurschner, born November 14, 1931, joyfully went to be with his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on November 21, 2017.

 

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Nancy (Gehrke) Kurschner, daughter Deborah (Darrell) Denson, son Douglas (Lois) Kurschner, daughter Danelle (Caleb) McCoy, son Marshall (Lorrie) Kurschner, daughter Kimberlee (William) Czaja, and daughter Kara (Craig) Spofford.  He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, and sisters Marge Kurschner, Mary Sterczbach, and Marlene (Larry) Fornell, sister-in-law Gloria Kurschner and brother Allan (Judy) Kurschner.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Clarence and Bergliot Kurschner, and older brother, Byron Kurschner.

 

Maury's goal in life was to serve his Lord Jesus first, his adored wife Nancy second, and to minister to everyone he met.  He played the organ for First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay as often as he was able.  He loved to read and study scripture, often spending hours doing so every day.  When he retired, he decided to brush up on his Greek to enable him to dig even deeper into the New Testament.  His days were full, enjoying Nancy's great cooking, studying, enjoying his children and grandchildren, and watching the antics of his neurotic dog Dexter.

 

Maury will be missed by all who knew and loved him.  Nancy and the family are so grateful for the wonderful care and compassion shown by his medical care team, especially Dr. Reitz and his splendiferous ties.  The staff at Door County Medical Clinic has ministered to the family in a beautiful way.  We are so grateful.

 

A memorial service for Maury will be held at First Baptist Church, 610 North 5th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, on Saturday, November 25th, at 11:00 a.m. preceded by visitation at 10:00.  A memorial fund has been established in his name.

Jeanette M. Schinkten


By Forbes Funeral Home




Jeanette Mae Schinkten, 94, of Nasewaupee, passed away on November 21, 2017, at Door County Medical Center – Skilled Nursing Facility.  She was born on September 30, 1923, in Sturgeon Bay to Henry and Sylvia (Chapman) Taube.  In January of 1945, she married Dr. H.G. Fehl, he preceded her in death on October 20, 1959.  In 1961, she married Oliver Schinkten, he preceded her in death in May of 1969.  

 

During her life, Jeanette worked as a bookkeeper for numerous companies including: Sturgeon Bay Boat Works, Marine Travelift, Warner Wholesale and Roen Salvage Company.  She lived a quiet life and enjoyed living in Nasewaupee.

 

Survivors include three children, Gary (Sharon) Fehl, Green Bay; Steve (Bonnie) Fehl, Sturgeon Bay; Pamela (Donald) LeRoy, Sturgeon Bay; a step-son, Jeff (Bonny) Schinkten, Sturgeon Bay; nine grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four step-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, a sister, Jeanne (William) Kary and a brother, John Taube.

 

Services will be announced at a later date.  Forbes Funeral Home and Cremations is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Earl A. Lorenz


By Casperson Funeral Home




On the morning of November 19th, Earl A. Lorenz ended his long, hard fought battle with lung cancer. He died at home with his wife and close friend at his side. His kind and gentle soul will be dearly and forever missed by all those who had the gracious privilege to know and love him. He is survived by his loving wife Linda, his beloved son Charlie and daughter in law Andrea (Pittman) Lorenz. His cherished grandchildren Ben, Joe, Sam and Anna Lorenz. His sisters Sally Alex, April Jacobs and Julie Holcomb.

A Memorial Service at the Ephraim Moravian Church will be announced in the future.

In honoring Earl's wish any Memorials may be given the Charity of your choice in his memory.

Donna Mae Mencheski


By Huehns Funeral Home



 Donna Mae Mencheski, 59, of Carlsville in the Town of Egg Harbor, Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home Sunday, November 19, 2017.


     She was born November 6, 1958 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Marvin and Martha (Willis) Turner. Donna was united in marriage to Mitchell Leo Mencheski in Door County in April of 2000. Their two existing families became one, and they were blessed with over 17 years of marriage.


     Donna initially worked for Larson's Canning, then for Lindemann's Cleaners, eventually for Goodwill.


     She liked going fishing especially when her children were younger, watching the stock car races, and seeing the animals raised through the 4-H programs at the fair. As her health began to decline in recent years, Donna enjoyed and found relaxation in crocheting.


     She was a loving a mother and wife and will be deeply missed by husband, Mitch of Sturgeon Bay; children, Angela Bebo, Carl Foat, Tiffany Ashraf, Megan Mencheski, all of Green Bay, and Kyle and Kymberly Mencheski, both of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Tanner, Alyssa, Riley, Natasha, Leigha, Hannah, Savanna, Keaton, Jarvis, and Sofia; great-grandchildren, Ellie and Mackenzie; her parents, Marvin and Martha Turner of Warrens; siblings, Kathleen Hornack of Warrens, Sharon Turner of Green Bay, Timothy Turner of Warrens, and Marie Turner of Wisconsin; and many nieces and nephews.


     Donna was preceded in death by her siblings, Don and Cindy Turner.


     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood (7491 County Road H, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235) with Fr. Carl Schmitt officiating. She will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.


     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church, Wednesday morning, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.


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


William "Bill" John Rief



By Meiselwitz-Volstedt Funeral Home




William "Bill" John Rief, 66, of Clarks Lake, Door County died unexpectedly on Wednesday November 8, 2017. He was born in Manitowoc on August 5, 1951 son of the late Jack & Marilyn (Doubek) Rief.  He was a Sheboygan North High School graduate with the class of 1969. Bill proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. Being stationed in Korea.

Bill was currently working in sales for Anderson Water Management. He had been recognized as top salesman of the year for the past four years. Bill will be sadly missed by all who knew him especially his loving family.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com

Diane Jane Peterman



 

By Schinderle Funeral Home



Diane Jane Peterman, 66, Algoma, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 19th.  She was born September 25, 1951 in Appleton to Kenneth and Dorothy (Sutheimer) Winkler.


Diane graduated from Appleton East High School.  She worked at a local grocery store when she met and married Craig Peterman on July 24, 1976 in Appleton.


They moved to Algoma in 2000 when they bought the Algoma Piggly Wiggly.  Diane recently retired from the Bank of Luxemburg where she had worked the past 10 years. Diane enjoyed the special times she spent with her family.  She also enjoyed cheering on all the major Wisconsin sports teams.


She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Algoma.


Diane is survived by her husband Craig, two sons Ben Peterman (Jessica and her son Cayden); and Jeff (Jenny) Peterman; her siblings Jim (Joan) Winkler, Linda (Bob) Prunuske, Mark (Nancy) Winkler and Patti (John) Schaub; father and mother-in-law Wayne and Nancy Peterman, brother-in-law Lee Peterman and sister-in-law Lynn (Earl) Park.  Diane was preceded in death by her parents Ken and Dorothy Winkler.


Family and friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 4 PM - 7 PM, Friday Nov. 24, 2017.  Prayer service 7 PM at the funeral home.


The funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 222 E. Fremont St, Appleton.  Viewing from 12 noon until the Mass of Christian Burial at 2 PM.


Send your online condolences to www.schinderle.com



Helen Pearl Gilboy



 

By Schinderle Funeral Home




Helen Pearl Gilboy (aka Grandma Fifi), 97, of Forestville, WI, formerly of Plymouth, WI, died on November 18, 2017, at her home, with her beloved daughter, son-in-law and family at her side.  Helen was born on August 14, 1920 in Plymouth to William and Pearl (McKellep) May.  She attended Plymouth schools and graduated from Plymouth High School in 1938.  After high school, she worked for Lakeshire, later Borden Foods, for several years, where she met her future husband, Francis Gilboy.  On February 8, 1943, she and Francis married in Chicago, IL. They continued to reside in Plymouth for the next 49 years.  In December 1944, they welcomed their only child, Margie Ann, into the world.  Later, Helen attended Sheboygan County Teacher's College, where she graduated in 1955.  After receiving her teaching licence, she taught at Spring Valley, a rural, one room school, west of Greenbush, for five years and Adell Grade School for four years.  In 1964, Helen received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  She continued to teach at both Parkview Elementary School and Riverview Middle School in Plymouth, WI for the next 18 years.  In 1982, she retired from teaching.  Helen continued to reside in Plymouth until April 2000.  At 79 years young, she moved into a new home she had built on her son-in-law and daughter's property, outside Forestville, WI.

Helen was an extremely active lady her entire life, involved in many organizations and activities.  She loved to sew (made the bridesmaids dresses for two of her granddaughters' weddings), knit, crochet and  crossword puzzles.  She also enjoyed playing the piano for most of her life.  Helen was an avid traveler, visiting 46 states and went on a European Farm Tour.  She was a member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Plymouth where she was a former Sunday School Teacher and member of the Dorcas Chapter. Since moving to Forestville, she was an associated member of the Methodist Church in Algoma, where she belonged to the United Methodist Women and the Sweater Knitters' Club.  Helen had also been very involved in the Plymouth Chapter of the DAR, where she served as a former treasurer and Good Citizen chairman. She also extensively volunteered at Valley Manor Nursing Home, Plymouth Arts Foundation, Sheboygan County Research Center, Sheboygan and Brown County Historical Societies, Wisconsin Historical Society, Sheboygan County Retired Teacher's Association (SCARTA), life member of WREA and NEA, and Plymouth Woman's Club.

Helen is survived by her only child and son-in-law, Margie and Dale Anders of Forestville, WI; four granddaughters, Robin Anders (David) Klebanow and their children, Emma, Sophie and Jarred of Wyoming, OH; Rhonda Anders (Dr. Bryan) Sander and their children Molly and Mason of Oconomowoc, WI; Elizabeth Anders (Jeff) Jaeckle and her step-children, Owen, Elizabeth and Alexander of Waunakee, WI; and Sarah Anders (Brian) Slattery and their children, Ireland and Anders Slattery of De Pere, WI; one sister, Barbara Henschel of DeForest, WI; and many loved nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis; sister, Harriet Fisher; brother and sister-in-law, William and Mary May; brother-in-law Alfred Henschel; brother-in law and sister-in-law Norbert and Leona Gilboy; and niece Mary Ann.

The family would like to sincerely thank Ministry of Health for their support and services over  the last year, especially Marla, Carrie and Sara.  The family would also like to thank Southern Care Hospice, specifically Cathy and all the staff that cared for Grandma Fifi.  Helen's family would also like to thank the following people for the love, time and devotion they gave, which allowed her to remain in her home: Lily, Linda, Mitchell, Cheryl and Mary.

Any memorials will be contributed to the Plymouth High School Alumni Scholarship fund.

Family and friends may call at the First Congregational United Church of Christ at 1405 S. Milwaukee St., Plymouth, WI. From 11:30 AM until the time of services at 1 PM on Friday Nov. 24, 2017 with Rev. Kristal Kemme officiating.  Burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Plymouth.

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

Send your online condolences to www.schinderle.com

David Rohr



 

By Buchanan Funeral Home




David Rohr, age 74, of Kewaunee died unexpectedly on Saturday, November 18, 2017.  He was born on May 15, 1943 in Kewaunee to the late Florian and Clara (Chapek) Rohr.

He graduated from Kewaunee High School in1962, then served in the U. S. Army.

David married Carol Verdegan May 25, 1963.  He worked for the City of Kewaunee Water and Sewer Department all of his life until retiring in 1998.

He was a lifelong member of Holy Rosary Parish, Kewaunee Hunting and Fishing Club and Moonriders Snowmobile Club.  David had a lifelong passion for hunting, camping and keeping his family close to him.  It gave him great pride to help others in any way he could.

Survivors include his wife Carol; one daughter and son-in-law: Lori and Tim Laes, Suamico; One son and daughter-in-law: Jeff and Emily Rohr, DePere; four grandchildren: Reanna, Caden, Cash Laes; Grace Rohr; three brothers: Jim (Jean) Rohr; Bill (Cathy) Rohr and Mike Rohr all of Kewaunee; his father-in-law: Larry Verdegan, Kewaunee.  He was preceded in death by two brothers: Tom and Florian Jr.; three sisters: Florence Vlasak; Joyce Sellers and Nancy Rayome.

Friends may call after 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 22 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until 1:30 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church, Kewaunee at 2:00 p.m. by Fr. Peter Stryker and Dcn. Chuck Agnew.  Burial with full military Rites will be at Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Go to www.buchananfh.com to sign the online guest book.



Antone J. Kushava


By McMahon Funeral Home




 

Antone J. Kushava "Uncle Tony" 104, of Green Bay, joined his wife Armaine in Heaven on November 16, 2017.

He was an amazing storyteller and Uncle to a lot of people. He was born June 24, 1913 to the late Frank and Pauline (Warden) Kushava in Lena. Later he moved to Kenosha and was employed with American Motors for many years. He then moved to Green Bay and was employed with Larsen Canning.

He married Armaine VanDenack at SS. Peter and Paul Church, Green Bay on June 13, 1974. She preceded him in death on July 02, 2011. They enjoyed many years at their cabin in Crivitz and hunting with their dogs. He loved spending time outdoors in the garden and just working in general, especially exercising. He also enjoyed watching the Packers and wrestling, especially when his great nephews took him to a match for his 100th birthday. Tony was a bright light until his last days, always joking, you could not spend time with him and not smile.

He will be greatly missed by nieces and nephews especially, Char and Randy Everard; Zac Everard; Lance Everard; Whitney Everard; Derek Schmelzer; Drew Derenne; Cathy Fameree; Jean Winters; Vicki Schmelzer; and other family members who cared for him. He is further survived by his sister, Leona Belongia; one brother in law, Julius (Pat) VanDenack.

Tony was preceded in death by brothers and sisters in law, Jerome (Loretta) Kushava, Paul (Ester) Kushava, Henry (Ethel) Kushava, Joe (Gladys) Kushava; sisters and brothers in law, Norman Belongia, Annette (Gilbert) Tappa, Florence (Tony) Auslous, Helen (Darby) Bellow; sisters in law and brothers in law, Rosemary (Walter) Derenne, Dolores Vandenack, Sister Julia VanDenack.

Friends may call at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, 645 South Irwin Ave., between 9:30 and 10:45 am on Monday, November 20, 2017. Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Anthony Cirignani officiating.

Entombment in the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Kushava Family. www.mcmahonfh.com

The family wishes to extend a thank you to Dr. Williams and Dr. Klein and staff of Bellin Hospital for taking such great care of Uncle Tony. "Take it Light Uncle Tony!"

Laverne "Lovie" Julia Kline


By McMahon Funeral Home




Lovie J. Kline, 90 of Luxemburg, passed away early Monday morning, November 13, 2017 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, following a serious fall. She was born May 22, 1927 in Green Bay to the late Joseph and Anna (Rabas) Jerovetz. On October 15, 1955, Lovie married Michael "Mike" Kline Sr. at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay. Lovie worked and managed Bert's, a family owned and operated restaurant and worked for NEW Plastics in Luxemburg. In Lovie's retirement she enjoyed gardening and sharing her rhubarb with the community, cooking for her family and spending an endless amount of time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her two children, Linda Kline, Green Bay; Michael Kline Jr., Luxemburg; two grandchildren, Zachary Kline and Alexandria "Lexie" Kline; one brother and one sister, Richard Jerovetz and Rose Gerstner, both of Green Bay; one sister in law, Mary Kline, Luxemburg.

 

Lovie was preceded in death by her husband, Michael Kline Sr.; one infant son, Joseph; three brothers and two sisters in law, Mike (Marion) Jerovetz, James Jerovetz, Raymond Jerovetz, Marie Jerovetz; one sister and two brothers in law, Bernice (Harold) Micolichek, Ralph Kline.

 

Friends may call at St. Mary Church, 1412 Main Street, Luxemburg between 9:00 and 10:15 am on Friday, November 17, 2017.

 

Funeral 10:30 am on Friday at the church with Rev. Milton Suess officiating.

 

Burial is St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

Dr. Nicholas R. Wagener


By Huehns Funeral Home



Dr. Nicholas R. Wagener, 85, of Ellenton, FL, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Riviera Palms Rehabilitation Center in Palmetto, FL.



He was born April 24, 1932 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Capt. Nicholas J. Wagener and Mercedes E. (DeJardine) Wagener. Nicholas graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1950, where he met his high school sweetheart, Gretna Ann Weber. They were united in marriage on October 4, 1952 in La Grange, IL. Nicholas attended medical school, graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1958. He served his country with the United States Army, stationed overseas in Germany before returning to Door County in 1962. Nicholas was a practicing physician in Sturgeon Bay for over 35 years until his retirement in 1994.



He shared his love of music, fishing, hiking, cards, hunting, biking, camping, cross-country skiing, sailing, horseback riding, canoeing, wine making and scuba diving with his children, grandchildren, cousins, and many friends. Nicholas was a wonderful storyteller, lifelong learner, and accomplished musician. He lived his life to the fullest, not only sharing his passions with all, but also instilling the belief that an individual's potential was limitless. Nicholas was incredibly proud of the accomplishments of his children and grandchildren.



He will be missed by his loving wife, Gretna, with whom was blessed with 65 years of marriage; four children, Laura Wagener Warwick of Sturgeon Bay, Cheryl Wagener (Atty John B.) Zadrazil, Atty N. Andrew (GiGi) Wagener, and Dr. Christopher (Dr. Ann) Wagener, all of Appleton; his twelve grandchildren, Gary Joe, Stephen, Michael, and Andrea Warwick; Ryan and Alexander Zadrazil; Brooke and Paige Wagener; and Delaney, MaryEllen, Mathew and David Wagener; great grandchildren; two sisters and one brother, Pam Defere of Arizona, William Wagener of California, and Cindy Jennings of Oregon.



Nicholas was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, James Wagener (formerly of Manitowoc).



His life will be honored with a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 25, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Fr. Ron Colombo officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Entombment will be in the St. Joseph Cemetery columbarium.



A celebration of his life will continue at the Red Oak Winery, 3017 Enterprise Rd., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.


Mildred M. Ehlers


By Huehns Funeral Home



Mildred Matilda Ehlers, 98, of Algoma, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at her home on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.


 

She was born August 11, 1919 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Fredrick Earnest and Elsie (Diefenbach) Wilke Sr. Millie married Roland Alfred Ehlers on September 20, 1939 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy. They were blessed with over 55 years of marriage. Roland preceded Millie in death on July 24, 1995.



She was a member of St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Millie always enjoyed a good visit with her neighbors and friends. She liked gardening, canning, playing solitaire, crocheting, and babysitting her grandchildren when they were infants.



Millie's love will live on in the hearts of her daughter and son, Susan (William) Kezo of Algoma and Ronald Ehlers of Manitowoc; grandchildren, Ryan (Angela) Kezo, Chris Kezo, both of Algoma, and Russel Ehlers of Manitowoc; great-grandchildren, Mariah, Malachi, Micah, Hannah, and Ezra Kezo, Jacob, Nathan, Casey, Amanda, Sarah, and Matthew Ehlers; and many, many great-great-grandchildren; brother, Fredrick (Irene) Wilke Jr.; Godchild, Jeanie Tott; niece, Marge Conrad; many other nieces and nephews; and her dear friends and neighbors at Grand View Terrace Apartments in Algoma.



She was welcomed Home by her parents; husband; sons, James and Robert; sisters, Grace (Gary) Schumacher, Shirley Ann Wilke, Dorothy (Robert) Rish; granddaughter, Tracey Ehlers; nephew, George Tott; nephew, Robert Rish RN (killed in the Vietnam War); and daughters-in-law, Mae and Judy Ehlers.


 

Funeral services for Millie will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 13, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Carl Schroeder officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum at Nicolet Memorial Gardens in the Town of Scott, Green Bay.



Family and friends may call from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home and will continue on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.



In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family of Millie.


Alvestine "Alvin" J. Kugel


By McMahon Funeral Home




Alvestine "Alvin" J. Kugel, 91 of Pilsen died Monday morning, November 13, 2017. He was born in Kewaunee County on June 01, 1926 to the late Wencil "Vencil" and Anna (Pivonka) Kugel. Alvin served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg. On June 04, 1947 Alvin married Anna I. Vanness at St. Hubert Church, Sugarbush. She preceded him in death on February 03, 1998.

 

Together they farmed on the Kugel Family Farm and Alvin continued doing so until his final days. He also worked with Hruska and Co. as well as the Rendezvous for over 70 years taking care of the bowling alley. His enjoyments also included playing cards, hunting, fishing and watching the Packers.

 

He is survived by six children, James (Bonnie) Kugel, Luxemburg; Janice Stodola, Denmark; Mary Ann Kugel, Luxemburg; Diane (Pete) Nackers, DePere; Michael Kugel, Luxemburg; Robert Kugel, Luxemburg; three grandchildren, Stacy (Kevin) Lampe; Robyn Hallet; Kyle Stodola; two great-grandchildren, Alysha Ferron; Katelin Ferron; two sisters, Evelyn Tielens, Sugarbush; Mary Ann Holtz, Two Rivers; sisters in law and brothers in law, Marie Marchant, Green Bay; Clarence Vanness, Kewaunee; Rose Mae (Louis) Schlies, Denmark; Lawrence (Janet) Vanness, Green Bay; Constant (Rose) Vanness, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

 

Alvin was preceded in death by, two grandchildren, Brian Kugel; Angela Stodola; one son in law, Wayne Stodola; one infant sister, Theresa Kugel; two brothers, Louis (Mildred) Kugel; John (Margaret) Kugel; four brothers in law and one sister in law, Kenneth Tielens; Leonard Holtz; Joseph Vanness; Clarence Marchant; Pat Vanness; his father in law and mother in law, Louis and Alice Vanness; special family friend, Jerome "Joe" Walton.

 

Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, November 17, 2017.

 

American Legion Ralph Kline Post memorial service 6:00 pm. Parish prayer service at 6:15 pm with Christal Wavrunek.

 

Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site in Pilsen.

 

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

 

Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen with military rites at graveside.

Alice Regina Koller


By Buchanan Funeral Home




Alice Regina Koller, 97, was born September 20,1920 to William and Grace (Seeman) Koller.  She passed from this life on Friday morning, November 10, at  Maple Ridge Care Center in Green Bay.  Alice grew up on a farm in the Town of West Kewaunee, attended local schools, graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1938 and, as a young adult, inherited land from her uncle Philip Koller in 1943 that was to become the Kettle Hole Resort on Found Lake near St. Germain.

 

With her parents, who sold the farm, she moved to the resort which they developed together by building houses and cottages for rental to fishermen and vacationers.  Her father passed away in 1954.  At a time when few women did such work she independently and successfully operated the resort until retirement.  She and her mother then moved to a new home in Eagle River.  Over those years she developed skills of a carpenter, woodworker, craftsman and horticulturist by attending classes in Eagle River.  Her mother passed away in 1989 and in 1991 Alice had a new home built in Kewaunee so she could live nearer to relatives and friends of years past.

 

Alice had a profound interest in landscaping and gardening and was meticulous in care of her properties whether on Found Lake, in Eagle River, or in Kewaunee which was evident in the appearance of her yard and garden.  Her large display of begonias were evident on the north side of the house each summer.  Although she had no children or pets of her own, she cared very deeply for the children, pets, and wildlife of the neighborhoods in which she lived. She was known for her exceptional cooking and baking; --her appreciation of quality workmanship; and --the very warm welcome she gave to visitors.

 

As it became more difficult to provide the care for her property that she wanted, she thoroughly appreciated the help of neighbors and  and her yardman Joe.  Cousin Mary Jane  Schanilec was especially helpful making it possible for Alice to remain in her home as long as possible and then spending countless hours attending to details Alice was unable to handle after moving to Green Bay.  She is predeceased by her parents and sister Rose.

 

Visitation at Buchanan Funeral Home Saturday, November 18, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with memorial service to follow conducted by dear friend Fr. James Pribek, professor of English at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Town of Carlton, Kewaunee County folowing the funeral service.

William "Bill" Massey, Jr.


By Casperson Funeral Home




We have lost one of the great characters that came to us in the last century. William (Bill) L Massey, Jr left us for his next great adventure on the evening of November 9, 2017. He was 90. Born in St. Louis, Mo on February 28, 1927, he was the oldest of Idie & William Sr ( Aka "Bullie). His love affair with Door County began in 1960 upon his parents' purchase of Silver Poplars in Ellison Bay. He later retired to Ellison Bay in 1986 with his bride of 50 years; Peggy (Aka his Peggy). There they enjoyed retirement with lavender parties, garden parties, bonfire parties and of course Derby Day parties. They partied hardy until " his Peggy" left us in 2001. He now goes to the party of his life.
He leaves behind 4 children (Margaret Compton of Prospect, Ohio, William, III of Chicago, Ill, Mary Jellerson of Huntington Beach, CA and Robert (Bob) of Milwaukee, WI). 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Cheers Dad.
Funeral Mass will be held at Stella Maris Parish - Sister Bay Site on Saturday November 18, 2017 at 11:00 A.M.. Visitation will be from 10:30 A.M. until time of Mass. Burial will take place in St Rosalia Cemetery.

Alvin Chaudoir Jr.



 

By Schinderle Funeral Home




Alvin J. "Joe" Chaudoir Jr., 86, Algoma, passed away Nov. 11, 2017 at home with his family at his side after a seven month courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Forestville on May 2, 1931 to Alvin and Dora (Miller) Chaudoir Sr.

 

Joe attended Victory School in Forestville and graduated from the Algoma High School in 1949.  He worked at the Algoma Plywood before joining the Marine Corp. from 1952-1954.  After his honorable discharge he resumed working at the Algoma Plywood for 20 years and finished his career with 10 years at Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay. Joe married Patricia Perlewitz April 2, 1955 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma.  Joe was a member of the American Legion Post 372 in Forestville for 50 plus years, he was an American Legion Honor Guard member for many years and was a Union President for local 1521 of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

 

Joe enjoyed snowmobiling, being in the woods cutting trees for fuel, going to Las Vegas and listening to Country singer George Jones.

 

Joe is survived by his wife Patricia, daughter Sheree Chaudoir, Neenah; son Jimie Chaudoir, Minneapolis, MN; sisters Gayle (Chuck) Gulley, Forestville and Betty Mueller, Luxemburg; brother-in-law Robert (Mary) Perlewitz, Sturgeon Bay.  He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers-in-law Orlan Mueller, Raymond, Harold and Gordon Perlewitz.

 

Family and friends may call at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma, Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM with Rev. John Moll officiating. Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery with full military rites.

 

The family wants to give a special thank you to the following people, Marla and Jim from Ministry, William and Lynn for physical therapy,  Heather, Patti and Gwen from Unity Hospice, Kevin and Cheryl Clark, Jan for making it easy for Sheree to be at home, Rosie Meyer and Kathy Herlache.

 

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

Patricia A. Patza


By Huehns Funeral Home




Patricia A. Patza, 75 years, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017.

Patricia Ann Nelson was born July 25, 1942 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Clifford Theodore and Evelyn Marie (Copiskey) Nelson. She attended Sevastopol High School. On October 17, 1959, she married Kenneth Wayne Patza at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville. Ken preceded her in death on April 1, 2008.

Pat enjoyed flowers, gardening, and baking (especially for family at Christmas time). She played on Lasee's Women's softball team for many years. Pat worked for private homes providing cleaning services. During those working years, she also worked at Settlement Courtyard Inn in Fish Creek, Door CO., and the Alpine Resort.

Pat leaves behind her five dear children, Laurie (John) Welch of Sturgeon Bay, Scott (Sandy) Patza of Sturgeon Bay, Gina Patza of Green Bay, Cary Patza of Sturgeon Bay, and Michelle (Bob Peil) Patza of Brussels; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Allen Frea of Green Bay and Dean Frea of Sturgeon Bay.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Evelyn Nelson; husband, Kenneth Patza; grandson, Eric Patza; and her sister, Phyllis DeKeyser.

Pat's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Gary Scharrig officiating. She will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery beside her husband, Ken.

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Patricia may shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Luella S. Schreader


By Buchanan Funeral Home




Luella Schreader, age 99 of Town of Montpelier died on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at the Atrium of Kewaunee Nursing Home with her family at her side. She was born on May 23, 1918 in Green Bay to the late Joseph and Johanna (Vanden Huevel) Servais.

 

She married Hilton Schreader Sr. On November 19, 1938 and he preceded her in death on December 22, 1977.

 

Luella worked for many years at Leyse Aluminum Co. In Kewaunee and Mirro Aluminum Co. in Two Rivers.

 

She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph/St. John's Chruch in Pilsen, now St. Therese Parish and a member of the St. Joseph/St. John's Altar Rosary Society, She was a member of the Polish American Legion Auxiliary of Eaton and the V.F.W. Auxillary of Bellevue for over thirty years.

 

She did volunteer work at the Brown County Mental Health facility until she was 97 years old.

 

Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law: William and Brenda Schreader, Jacksonville, FL; Hilton Schreader, Montpelier; four daughters and three sons-in-law: Judy Marvin Sr. Dorn, Luxemburg; Gloria and Earl Peterson, Algoma; Margaret Theys, Green Bay; Suzanne and Kevin Gemier, Pound, WI; twenty-one grandchildren; forty-three great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; one sister: Elaine Gezella, Green Bay and one sister-in-law: Marge Sevais, Green Bay. She was preceded in death by one son: Robert Schreader; one infant daughter, Mary; two sister: Marie (Clifford) Moore; Bernice (Henry) Nitka; one brother: Robert Servais; one granddaughter and two great grandchildren.

 

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Friday, November 17 at St. Joseph/St. John Church at Pilsen until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Fr. Dennis Drury, assisted by Christal Wavrunek. Burial, following the funeral lunch, will be in St. John's Cemetery at Krok.

Patricia A. Patza



 

By Huehns Funeral Home




Patricia A. Patza, 75 years, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday, November 10, 2017.

Patricia Ann Nelson was born July 25, 1942 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Clifford Theodore and Evelyn Marie (Copiskey) Nelson. She attended Sevastopol High School. On October 17, 1959, she married Kenneth Wayne Patza at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville. Ken preceded her in death on April 1, 2008.

 

Pat enjoyed flowers, gardening, and baking (especially for family at Christmas time). She played on Lasee's Women's softball team for many years. Pat worked for private homes providing cleaning services. During those working years, she also worked at Settlement Courtyard Inn in Fish Creek, Door CO., and the Alpine Resort.

 

Pat leaves behind her five dear children, Laurie (John) Welch of Sturgeon Bay, Scott (Sandy) Patza of Sturgeon Bay, Gina Patza of Green Bay, Cary Patza of Sturgeon Bay, and Michelle (Bob Peil) Patza of Brussels; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and two nephews, Allen Frea of Green Bay and Dean Frea of Sturgeon Bay.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Evelyn Nelson; husband, Kenneth Patza; grandson, Eric Patza; and her sister, Phyllis DeKeyser.

 

Pat's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Gary Scharrig officiating. She will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery beside her husband, Ken.

 

Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Dolores "Dee" Brandt


By Huehns Funeral Home




 

Dolores "Dee" G. Brandt, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Thursday morning, November 9, 2017 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services (formerly Golden Living Center-Dorchester).

 

She was born January 24, 1933 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Thomas and Cecilia Armstrong. Upon her graduation from high school, she went to study at college for two years. She met her husband-to-be, Ronald James Brandt, who was studying at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. They were united in marriage in 1953 and shared nearly 34 years of marriage.

 

Ron and Dee enjoyed hosting many friends for parties at their home and socializing with friends at pubs and restaurants. She always welcomed everyone with a smile. Dee loved shopping; she was a true master shopper to say the least! She had a passion for southwestern jewelry! Dee had a great appreciation for the local artists' wears in Arizona where she lived for a period of time and made sure to visit as many times as she could, and did her collection ever grow! She really enjoyed the warm, sunshine state! Dee liked collecting Oriental antiques from all of her travels with Ron, which she proudly displayed in her homes. She visited family in Wisconsin and always did it in "Dee" style in her decked-out RV's along with her devoted and stylish two little dogs. In her later years, she enjoyed going for car rides with family and friends and loved to see the ducks and geese near the water; and no ride was complete without stopping for ice cream!

 

One of her favorite holidays was Christmas. Everything had to sparkle even her Santa displays!

 

This holiday season, Dee will be remembered in spirit by her two sons, Phillip Brandt of Fish Creek and Thomas (Sharon) Brandt of Mount Horeb; four grandchildren, Cece and Scott (Clara) Bakken and Jeff (Santhia) and Samantha Brandt; six great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Tim Bakken; and other dear friends.

 

Dee was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald (1987); daughter, Laurie Bakken (2007); and grandson, Colin Brandt (2017).

 

Her life will be honored with a memorial service held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 17, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville, 4167 Juddville Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212 with Pastor Frank Kauzlarich officating. Burial will be in Sunset Memory Gardens in Madison, beside her husband. Committal service arrangements will be announced closer to the date.

 

Friends may visit at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Friday, November 17, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.

Kenneth J. Ploor


By Forbes Funeral Home




Kenneth John Ploor, 71, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at his home on November 10, 2017. He was born May 20, 1946 in Sturgeon Bay to William and Alvina (Rohan) Ploor.   On June 5, 1971 he married Janet Mary Neuville at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood.

 

Ken worked in Algoma at Olson Night for 27 years.  He enjoyed playing dart ball in various leagues for many years.  Ken also loved watching professional wrestling (WWE), the Packers, the Brewers and the Badgers.

 

Survivors include his wife, two sons, Chris, Sturgeon Bay; Todd, Lake Geneva; a sister Virginia Panger, Algoma; a brother Verl Ploor, Forestville; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Merlin and Robert and three sisters, Joanne, Anita and Carita.

 

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at Corpus Christi Church, the Rev. Carl Schmitt officiating.  Entombment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences and memories may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Alice J. Keys


By Huehns Funeral Home




Alice Jane Keys, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Monday morning, November 6, 2017 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.

She was born July 16, 1924 in Oakley, KS, the daughter of Frank Horace Beam and Alice Edith (Myers) Beam. In 1936, Alice's family moved to New Castle, IN where she continued her education and graduated from high school. She initially worked for an insurance company as a bookkeeper and secretary. Alice was united in marriage to James Riley Keys on October 17, 1947 in New Castle. Two years later, they moved to Illinois where James opened his own architectural firm. Alice assisted with the bookkeeping and secretarial duties in addition to helping other family with anything else that needed to be done.

She and James moved to Door County, WI in 1974 and made their home in Sturgeon Bay. They were blessed with over 46 years of marriage. James passed away March 10, 1994.

Alice was a member of the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church and helped as a greeter there. She volunteered at the Miller Art Center in Sturgeon Bay and was also a member of the international women's educational opportunity effort, P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization). Alice was a very good bridge player and also enjoyed bowling in league at Worley's in Sturgeon Bay. She spent hours tending to her garden, which often resulted in huge piles of old plant growths she had cut away. Alice was a very social person and loved getting together with her daughter, Brenda, weekly.

She will be deeply missed by her daughter, Brenda of Idlewild in the Town of Nasewaupee, Sturgeon Bay; grandson, Sam Keys of Berwyn, IL; step-grandson, Joe Popour of Green Bay; step-great-granddaughter, Giselle Popour; sister, Charlotte Beam of New Castle, IN; many nieces and nephews; and friends.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Stuart Keys (2016); and four siblings, (infant) Russell, Helen, Walt, and Frank Beam.

Her life will be honored with a funeral service held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. David Leistra officiating. Alice will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery beside her husband, James.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service.

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

Walter "Wally Otto


By Huehns Funeral Home




Walter "Wally" William Otto, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Sunday, November 5, 2017 with family at his side.

He was born February 25, 1932 in Germantown, the son of Walter George Otto and Mary (Schlesak) Otto. Wally graduated from Menomonee Falls High School in 1950. He served his country with the United States Army from October 26, 1951 until his honorable discharge on October 9, 1953. Wally was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal as well as the National Defense Service Medal.

On February 27, 1954, he was united in marriage to Ardis Sharleen Warmington in Lannon, WI. Wally and Ardis shared over 51 years of marriage. Ardis passed away February 11, 2005.

Wally primarily worked as a sausage maker at a sausage shop in Germantown.

He welcomed into the Catholic church through Holy Baptism early in his life. Wally enjoyed shooting trap and was a member was of the Gardner Rod and Gun Club. He was member of the American Legion while living in Bark Lake. Wally enjoyed hunting and fishing and loved laughing with his grandchildren.

He will be missed by his daughter, Linda (Tom) Baudhuin of Egg Harbor; grandson and granddaughter, Brandon (Cindi) Baudhuin of Sundance, WY and Amy (Matt) Higginbotham of Sturgeon Bay; great-grandchildren, Jack, Emma, and James Higginbotham; siblings-in-law; nieces and nephews; lifelong childhood friend, George Robertson; and his dog, GG.

Wally was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Anthony Birdsall as celebrant. Military Honors by the United States Army and the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51 will follow at Bayside Cemetery. Walter will be laid to rest with his wife, Ardis.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, Friday evening, November 10, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will continue at the church, Saturday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

A heartfelt thanks goes to out the staff of Door County Cancer Center, Richard Milewicz, Dr. Anthony Jaslowski, Dr. Richard Hogan, and Unity Hospice for their wonderful care and also to Sherry Sommers for the special help she was.

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

Lawrence W. Conard


By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home




Lawrence W. Conard, 91, Algoma, passed away on Monday, November 6, 2017. He was born on September 3, 1926 to the late Florian and Anna (Hegnet) Conard. He married his wife of 68 years, Mary Ann LuMaye on June 28, 1949 at. St. Hubert's Catholic Church, Rosiere. He worked at the Algoma hardwoods for 42 years, as a glue mixer.

 Lawrence served in Korea as a member of the U.S. Army, was part of the Civil Defense group, VFW, Region Guard Patrol Man 522 from 1945-1946. He delivered the newspaper, worked at Kewaunee Enterprises, served on the Auxiliary police, delivered food to the elderly and enjoyed playing cards.

 He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; his children, Allan N. Conard (special friend Patti), Cletus J. (Lynn) Conard, Germaine (Lester) Paape; grand-children, Annette, Angie, Allan Jr. Tonya, Cory, Ryan, Kris, and Justin; 13 great-grandchildren; his sisters, Anna Mae Kirk, Theresa Annoye, Barbara Paul; brothers, Leonard (Faye), Alphonse (Candy), and David (Mary Ann); sisters-in-law, Mary Ann Conard and Rose Marie Conard. Mary's side of the family, Gerald, Harold, Annie, Sister Gerald, and Nora.

 Lawrence is preceded in death by his brothers, Francis, Florian Jr., Jimmy; sisters, Agnes (Jule) Fameree, Verna Mae, Cecelia Mae, Johanna; brothers-in-law, Gary Paul, Cy Annoye, and Otto Kirk; sister-in-law, Carol Conard.  Mary's side of the family, James, Mildred, Leo, Lilly, Melvin, Harry, Joseph, Norbert, Maurice, Lawrence, Isadore, Bernard, Alice, August Jr., and Henry.

 Visitation will take place at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Algoma, 1617 Flora Ave., Algoma, WI on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 4-8 pm with a military service at 6:30 pm and a prayer service at 7:30 pm. Visitation will continue at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum from 10-11 am on Friday November 10, 2017. Funeral service will take place at 11:00 am with Deacon Mark Hibbs. Entombment to follow the service. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Evelyn J. Hulbert


By Casperson Funeral Home




Evelyn J. Hulbert, age 94 of Sister Bay, WI died on Sunday November 5, 2017 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, WI.

The family is honoring Evelyn's wish and there will be a graveside service on Wednesday November 8, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. at Little Sister Cemetery in Sister Bay, WI.

There will be a Memorial Service held in the Spring at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay, WI.

A complete notice will be available at a future time.

Donald Reinhart



 

By Schinderle Funeral Home




Donald (Don) Edward Reinhart, 66, Algoma, passed away Saturday, Nov. 4th, 2017 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay with his family at his side.  He was born October 8, 1951 in Algoma to Adrian (Ed) and Eva (Peterson) Reinhart.

 

Don attended St. Paul's Grade School and graduated from Algoma High School in 1969.

 

His father died when Don was 16 so he helped his mother run the family shoe store.  He bought the store in 1972 and ran it until 1983.  He was the fourth generation to run the Reinhart Shoe Store which was in business for over 100 years.  In 1982 he sold the store to Jeffrey Young and Don started to work in the Algoma Hardwoods.  He worked there until 2000.

 

Don married Ellen Schneider on October 25, 1998 at St. Paul's Lutheran church, Algoma.

 

He was an avid Packer fan.  He also enjoyed bowling, watching NASCAR, and listening to music.

 

Don had a great love for his family, especially his grandchildren.  He made friends easily and he loved to talk to people.  He will be deeply missed by family and friends.

 

Don is survived by his wife Ellen, Algoma; two children Ann (Shane) Maedke, Casco; Matt Reinhart, Algoma; three grandchildren Jordyn and Justen Maedke and Dane Reinhart; brother Allen (Lana) Reinhart, brothers-in-law Steve Thomas and Dick (Nancy) Schneider, sisters-in-law Jane Schneider and Margaret (Chuck) Kostichka; many nieces, nephew and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Shirley Thomas, nephew Steve Thomas Jr., nieces Stacie Thomas-Kopchinski, Stephanie Thomas and Missy Paschke and in-laws Harold "Harry" and Leona Schneider.

 

Friends may call from 4 PM - 8 PM, Wednesday, Nov. 8th, 2017 at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma and after 9 AM Thursday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma, until the time of services at 11 AM with Rev. John Moll officiating.  Prayer service 7:30 PM Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

Burial will take place at the Evergreen Cemetery after the services.

Lawrence Murray



 

By Schinderle Funeral Home




Lawrence W, Murray, 83, peacefully went to meet his Lord, November 4, 2017.  He was born July 26, 1934 in Waukesha, WI to Harold and Pearl (Lawrence) Murray.  Larry served his community, country, and church.  He was a retired Captain of the Milwaukee Police Department of 33 years; a retired Command Sergeant Major of the 32nd Infantry Brigade of the Wisconsin Army National Guard for 30 years, where he was inducted into the Hall of Honor in the State Capital;  a former two-term President of St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, Algoma.  After retirement Larry moved to his lake house on Kangaroo Lake in Bailey's Harbor.  He later took a second career as a dairy farmer and grandfather in Forestville.  He was a Golden Gloves boxer and played numerous sports. He loved to coach his kids and grandchildren in numerous events. He was very active and always had to get outside and get things done.  He was a known leader among his peers.He will be missed dearly by his wife of 61 years, Rose; his son Daniel (Donna), and children Courtney and Chelsea (Jake) Smith; daughter, Lorianne (Ray) Shanle and children Raymond, Natasha, Tyler (Laura), Caleb, and Antonia; and great-granddaughter, Chloe Shanle,  brother, Gerald (Dee Lila) Murray, sisters-in-law  Audrey Murray, Linda Hanin, Anna Jakubovich,and Maribel Murray; and other relatives and friends.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Pearl, his brother Tom, and his daughter Suzanne.

 

Visitation for family and friends will be Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 from  9 until the time of services at 11:00 am ,at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, Algoma with Rev. Joel  McKenney officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery with full military rites.

Mary E. Kunesh


By McMahon Funeral Home




Mary E. Kunesh, 73, Pilsen died unexpectedly Saturday morning, November 04, 2017 at a local hospital.

 

She was born May 17, 1944 in Kewaunee to the late Leo and Martha (Gloe) Otradovec. In 1962 she graduated from Kewaunee High School. On December 26, 1964 Mary married Thomas C. Kunesh at Holy Rosary Church, Kewaunee. She was a loving and adorable wife of 52 years.

 

Mary was employed with Associated Bank in Green Bay until 2009. She was a member of St. Therese Parish in Pilsen, where she sang in the choir, was a communion distributor and was a member of the Rosary Society.

 

Her enjoyments included reading, watching Hallmark movies and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband Tom; one son and one daughter in law, Jamie and Dawn Kunesh, Green Bay; two grandchildren, Jonathen and Mandi; two great-grandchildren, Bodhi and Lennon; one brother, Franklin (Gertie) Otradovec, Casco; one brother in law, James Hoffman, Bellevue; two sisters in law, Bev (Dale) Johnson, Green Bay; Cathy (Don) Fronk, Pilsen; nieces and nephews, three special friends, Cathy, Jo and Paula.

 

Mary was preceded in death by, one sister, Janet Hoffman; her father in law and mother in law, John and Magdalen Kunesh; one brother in law, Bob Kaye; one nephew, Mike Kaye.

 

Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 8, 2017. Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

 

Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am on Thursday, November 09, 2017 at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site in Pilsen. Funeral 11:00 am on Thursday at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating and Christal Wavrunek assisting. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen.

Jack L. Fabian


By Forbes Funeral Home




Jack Lee Fabian, 70, of Salem, Oregon went to be with the Lord on October 29, 2017. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI, the son of Lee and A. Florence Fabian. A graduate of Vancouver Bible College, he dedicated his life to tell others about Jesus Christ.

He touched many lives by generously giving of his resources and time. Whether he gave his paycheck to help a stranded motorist, to served pizza to the homeless, or to passed out turkeys for Thanksgiving, he made each person feel loved and appreciated. His passion for boxing became his latest ministry where he kick boxed with many young men who admired his enthusiasm and dedication to the Lord.

He leaves behind a legacy through his children; Tammy (Brian), Kirsten, Chad (Tonya), Kim (Kari), and Heidi (Sam); along with his grandchildren, Andrea (Scott), Cal, Cory, Kaeleb, Ben, Kyle, Jesse, Duke, Abigail, Cassie, Maya, Savannah, Donovan, Cannon, and Walker; and great grandchildren, Madalyn and Maleah. He is also survived by his sister, Joan Fabian. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Donna C. Fabian.

His funeral will be held on November 11th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Gillett Baptist Church in Gillett, WI. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Jack's favorite ministries: Date Palm Consulting (www.datepalmconsulting.org/donate), founded by Jack's daughter or the Church Street Boxing in Salem, OR.



Arlene E. Derenne


By McMahon Funeral Home




Arlene E. Derenne, 87, of Luxemburg passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Arlene was born on December 15, 1929 in Rosiere, Wisconsin to the late Orbie and Jennie (Vandertie) Everard. On September 13, 1950 she married Richard H. Derenne in Rosiere; they were privileged to spend over 66 years together as husband and wife.

Arlene and Richard farmed all their working life on the home farm in Duvall. Arlene and Richard retired from farming in 1990 and moved to Luxemburg in 1992. In addition to farming, Arlene enjoyed baking, doing her crafts, gardening, helping others, playing cards with friends and relatives and going on trips. Arlene is survived by her two sons, Dennis (Diane) Derenne, Duvall; Danny (Joyce) Derenne, Green Bay; four grandchildren, Matt (Lori), Jesse (Katie), Nathan and Marissa; five great-grandchildren, Samantha, Tyler, Brooke, Natalie and Shelby; two sisters, Elaine Collins, Dyckesville, and Lorraine (Erwin) LaLuzerne, Algoma; many nieces and nephews.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; one infant son; her parents; her father in law and mother in law, Given and Mary Derenne; one sister, Irene Everard; and two sisters in law and three brothers in law, Eunice (Raymond) Parins, Laura (Elmer) Jandrin, Harold Collins.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, November 05, 2017. Prayer service will be held at 5:00 pm on Sunday with Pat Ratajczak. Visitation will continue on Monday, November 06, 2017 between 9:30 and 10:45 am at St. Peter Church, Lincoln.

Funeral 11:00 am at the church on Monday with Rev. Edward Looney officiating. Burial in St. Francis DuPaul Cemetery, Duvall.

Arlene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be sadly missed by her family and many friends. Arlene fought a courageous battle against cancer, and never lost her keen sense of humor.

The family would like to express their gratitude for the care given Arlene by Dr Gautam and his staff, and a special thank you to the staff at Autumn's Promise.

Jonathan " JB " Bastian


By Casperson Funeral Home




Jonathan "JB" Bastian, age 56 of Sister Bay, WI died on October 30, 2017. There will be a Memorial Service on Friday November 10, 2017 at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay WI at 2:00 P.M.

 

Memorials may be sent to Jonathan Bastian Memorial Fund - P.O. Box 163 - Sister Bay, WI 54234
A complete Notice will be made available in the near future.

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