Obituaries Archives for 2018-01

Gary J. Lutzke


By McMahon Funeral Home



Gary "Buzzy" J. Lutzke, 72, Luxemburg, died on Monday morning, January 29, 2018, with his family at his bedside.  Gary had lung disease on top of having survived multiple heart attacks, a stroke, cancers and other maladies.  He was born on November 24, 1945, in Manitowoc to the late Norman and Christine Lutzke.  Gary married Beatrice Kudick on November 26, 1966, in Pilsen.  He worked for Ellisville Dairy for many years.  In 2007, Gary retired from Lakeshore Enterprise.


Gary loved hunting, fishing and fidgeting outdoors with his tools, chainsaws and other knick- knacks.  His memory for old deer hunts and adventures as a lumberjack was long and impressive.  He came from an old school life of hard living in the woods.  Gary worked as a truck driver, factory worker and other handy trades.  We'll all remember his caustic sense of humor, where he needled our soft spots to watch us react.  Gary remained resilient in his health battles until just the past few days.


Gary will be deeply missed by his wife, Bea; 3 sons, Mike (Diane), Bill (Lori) and Andrew Lutzke; 6 grandchildren, Heather Haucke, Christine (fiancé, Brandon), Michelle, Ashley (special friend, Jessie), Billy (special friend, Riley) and Christopher Lutzke; one great grandson, Blake; one sister, Lovie Lensmire; one brother in law, Gene Springtube; and many nieces and nephews.


In addition to his parents, Gary is preceded in death by 4 infant children; 3 siblings, Darlene, Jeanette and Norman Jr.; one brother in law, Donald Lensmire (01-27-2018); and his wife's parents.


Friends may call 9:00 am to 10:45 am at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site, Pilsen on Friday, February 02, 2018.  Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen.


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


We'll love and miss that grumpy old man forever.  He may go in the ground, but he'll be with us in our hearts.


Gary's Family would like to thank the Staff of St. Vincent Hospital for their care.


Jesse J. Wery


By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home


Jesse J. Wery, 43, of Forestville, passed away peacefully at home on January 27, 2018 surrounded by family, friends and pets after a long struggle. He was born July 6, 1974 to the late Clifford J. and Maryann R. Wery. Jesse married Shelly Pugh on July 22, 1994 at St. Louis Church in Dykesville. She was his strength and rock through everything.

He enjoyed life to the fullest on his own terms. He loved all outdoor activities including, hunting, fishing, camping, and cooking in the backyard where everybody was welcome. He enjoyed helping with the farm/field work. He would test his vehicles to the limit, especially at Baderville in the mud holes. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2210.

 

He is survived by his wife Shelly; daughter, Mellisa (Cody) Owen; brother, Tom (fiancé Kathy) Wery; sisters, Cheryl (Arnie) McCollister, Lori (Kirk) Gibson, Lisa (Ralus) Wagner, Jill (Greg) Perleberg; lifelong family friend Vernon Thiry, Jr.; 4 grandchildren; nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Algoma, 1617 Flora Ave. on Friday February 9, 2018 from 4 to 7 pm and again at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Algoma from 9 to 11 am on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 am with Fr. Peter Stryker officiating. Burial to follow at St. Mary's Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

 

A special thanks to all during his struggle. He will be greatly missed by all!!

Mose L. Alberts


By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home


Mose L. Alberts, 87, of Casco, passed away on January 29, 2018 at St. Vincent's Hospital with his family by his side. He was born January 9, 1931 to the late Jule and Hattie (Flavion) Alberts. Mose married Carolyn Anderson on May 27, 1967 at First Baptist Church, Sturgeon Bay; she preceded him in death on July 18, 2002. Mose farmed along with his wife and son, Gene, until retiring. His greatest joy in life was his 3 grandchildren.

 

He is survived by his children, Gene Alberts, Charlotte (Darren) Duckart, Jeffrey (Kelly) Alberts all of Casco; grandchildren, Chantel Duckart, Derrik Duckart and Lydia Alberts. He is further survived by sisters-in-law, Lyla Alberts, Green Bay, Adris Bellin, Green Bay, Dorothy (Fran) Liesch, Kaukauna, Elaine (Bob) Hall, Appleton, Barbara (Herschel) Sandefur, Fayetteville, AR, as well as by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Jule and Hattie; brothers and sisters, Sereno (Lil) Alberts, Joe (Joyce) Alberts, Julius Alberts, Serena (Ray) Rush, Rhoda (Alvin) Kroening and Mike Alberts; nephews, Jack Rush and Lee Rush; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Eugene and Marion Anderson.

 

Visitation will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Casco, 107 Wiesner Ave. on Friday February 2, 2018 from 4 to 8 pm and again at First Baptist Church, 610 N. 5th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, from 9 to 11 am on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Funeral Service will take place at 11:00 am with Rev. Cory Dahl officiating. Burial to follow at Gospel Truth Cemetery at 2:00 pm Saturday. Online condolences may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Donald M. Lensmire











By McMahon Funeral Home















Donald M. Lensmire, 86, Kewaunee, died Saturday, January 27, 2018. He was born December 29, 1931 to the late Richard A. and Emily (Krall) Lensmire in the town of Franklin in Manitowoc County.  Donald attended public school and graduated from Valders High School in 1949.  He received his Cheesemakers License and was employed at Lake to Lake in Kiel, from 1951 to 1953.  Uncle Sam inducted Donald in the U.S. Army on February 17, 1953 to February 9, 1955 stationed in South Korea from July 1953 to January 1955.  Upon return from service he married his high school sweetie, LaVerne "Lovie" Lutzke, on May 21, 1955.  They moved to the Ellisville area and worked at Ellisville Dairy from 1955 to 1985, then with the United States Dept. of Agriculture from April 1985 to January 1995.  Don attended the University of Wisconsin Dairy Course and when employed with the Dept. of Agriculture he attended meat grading and certification school in Chicago and Texas.  He retired in January of 1995 and drove school bus for Dvorak Busses.  He loved traveling, playing cards, gardening and dancing.  He was a member of St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site in Pilsen where he was a Lay Distributor and money counter, a member of the Holy Name Society, a member of the Catholic Foresters, a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 in Luxemburg for 53 years and a volunteer at Bellin Health Concerned Hearts.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, 8 months, and 6 days, LaVerne "Lovie", four sons, and two daughters, Terry (Mary Kay) Lensmire, Manitowoc; Cindy Lensmire, Luxemburg; Tony (Jean) Lensmire, Denmark; Debbie (fiancé Mark Vaught), IN; Don (Lynn) Lensmire, Pat (Debbie) Lensmire, Luxemburg; 12 grandchildren, Eric (Melody) Lensmire; Matt (Melissa) Lensmire; Kyle (Natalie) Klarkowski; Bridget (Robert) Dahlke; Brandon (Heather) Lensmire; Nicole (Eric) Dietrich; Lindsay Klarkowski; Abbey Lensmire (fiancé Josh); Christine (Alan) Mikeal; Josh Lensmire; Kayla Lensmire (friend Kenny); Zach (Autumn) Lensmire; three great-grandchildren, Aeva Dahlke; Dylan Lensmire and Claire Dietrich; two sisters and two brothers in law, Laverne (Eugene) Jerovetz, Carol (Tony) Vanderbloemen, all of Green Bay; one brother and two sisters in law, Richard "Dick" and Marilyn Lensmire, Stangelville; Nancy Lensmire,  Pilsen; one sister in law and one brother in law, Bea Lutzke, Ellisville; Gene Springtube, Manitowoc.

Don will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, infant Richard Lensmire; Gerald Lensmire; two brothers in law, Norman "Boysie" Lutzke Jr; Gary Lutzke (01-29-2018); two sisters in law, Darlene Gosz and Jeanette Springstube.

Friends may call 9:00 am till 10:45 am at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site, Pilsen, 860 WI 29, Luxemburg on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Funeral11:00 am on Saturday at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating. Full Military Rites follow the funeral Mass with the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 of Luxemburg.  Entombment at Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum, Manitowoc.

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

The Lensmire Family would like to thank Kewaunee Atrium Care for their excellent care and unending compassion toward Donald and his family.  They also extend special thanks to the Milo C. Huempfner VA Community Base Outpatient Clinic in Green Bay and Bellin Hospital as well as Rev. Dennis Drury and Christal Wavrunek for their many visits.










Henry G. Eckert

By Casperson Funeral Home


Henry G. Eckert, 96 passed away peacefully at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, WI on Saturday Evening January 27, 2018.

The family is honoring his wishes and there will be a Memorial Service in several weeks a time and date will be announced in a full notice when arrangements are complete.

There will be a Graveside service with full Military Honors this Spring.

LeRoy H Simonar

By McMahon Funeral Home


LeRoy H. Simonar, 77, of Luxemburg, passed away on January 26, 2018, at Aurora Baycare Hospital. He was born in Luxemburg on October 18, 1940, to the late John and Irene (Martin) Simonar. LeRoy served in the US Army Reserves in Kewaunee as a Private. On May 12, 1962, he married the former Patricia Rebitz at St Joseph Catholic Church in Pilsen. She preceded him in death on December 12, 2004

LeRoy was a longtime member of American Legion, Ralph Kline Post 262. In 1956, while attending Luxemburg High School, LeRoy, along with his brothers took ownership of the family gas station and began his career. In 1963 he started selling snowmobile parts out of his mother's basement. Then, in 1964, he received his first snowmobile and quickly sold it to Toy Barbeau. LeRoy acquired the snowmobile on a trade-in and it remains in his collection today. He continued to sell snowmobiles out of the gas station until he opened his own dealership in 1968, in the same location it is today. LeRoy's skills as a salesman and businessman are marked by many achievements and awards.

For 15 years, Simonar Sports was the largest dealership in the United States and operates today as the oldest dealership in the United States, selling over 30,000 snowmobiles over 53 years. Visitors to the shop are able to see dozens of "Dealer of the Year" plaques on display. In 2015 he was recognized for 50 years in business at the BRP Club Conference in Quebec Canada, in front of an audience of dealers and peers from around the world. Ironically, he missed his presentation, as he was stuck at the airport due to a snow storm. These achievements would not have been possible without loyal customers, many who just stopped in to visit. Those who called rarely needed to wait for more than one ring to hear his familiar greeting, "Simonarzzz".

Away from work, LeRoy and his wife enjoyed traveling to many places in the U.S. and enjoyed special trips to Mexico and Austria. He was a lifelong member in faith at St Mary's Catholic Church in Luxemburg. A founding member of the Spartans Snowmobile Club, member of the Luxemburg Sportsman's Club and lifetime member of Ducks Unlimited Luxemburg and Kewaunee Chapters. He enjoyed keeping up with the activities in town, and could often be seen cruzin' in his 57 Chevy, usually accompanied by one of the family dogs. In later years, he satisfied his passion for bartering by collecting and selling "rummage".

LeRoy is survived by his three children, David (Kim) Simonar; Dean (Teresa) Simonar and Debra Simonar, all of Luxemburg; two grandchildren, Nicholas Simonar and special friend Wendy and Emily Simonar; one great grandchild, Noah; two brothers, Jerry (Carol) Simonar and Richard (Judy) Simonar, all Luxemburg. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Norbert (Patricia) Simonar. Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1412 Main St. in Luxemburg from 3:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, January 31. American Legion Memorial service 7:00 pm Wednesday. Visitation will continue on Thursday after 9:00 am until time of Mass at 10:30 am with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. In lieu of floral expressions a memorial fund has been established in his name. He will be missed by all. The family would like to recognize Paul and Karen Simonar, and Sheryl Murphy for the care and friendship they've given over the years. They also want to thank the Doctors and Staff of Aurora Baycare and Luxemburg Pharmacy.

Guy Carl Gaulke

By Buchanan Funeral Home


Guy Carl Gaulke, 60 Of Lake Park GA passed away on January 16, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Guy was born on June 14, 1957 in Waukesha WI to the late Douglas W. and Gladyce Bisely Gaulke. He enjoyed classic vintage movies, basketball, cooking healthy food, drinking his daily green tea and spending time with his family.

Survivors Include: Son and Daughter in Law, Alexander & Elizabeth Gaulke of Spring Hill, FL; Daughter, Anastasia Gaulke of Atlanta, GA; Grandchildren: Khyia and Khira; Brother and sister-in-law, Bryce and Ruth Ann Gaulke of Water Town, WI; Sister and brother-in-law, Barry and Lana Goodno of Atlanta, GA; Nieces and Nephews: Andrea & Bryan Morris, Hilary and Chris Dixon, Harrison and Amanda Goodno, Douglas and Lisa Gaulke, Clark and Jennifer Gaulke; Numerous Great Nieces, Nephews and extended family members.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel of Music Funeral Services Valdosta. Burial will be held with a grave side service at Riverview Cemetery in Kewaunee, WI at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3.

Eva L. Erskine

By Huehns Funeral Home


Eva L. Erskine, 86, formerly of Egg Harbor, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.

She was born January 12, 1932 in Marinette, the daughter of the late George and Anna (Demmin) Kusch. Eva graduated valedictorian of her Gibraltar High School graduating class. She lived in the Egg Harbor area most of her life.

Eva's home and huge garden was located at Sunny Point in the Town of Egg Harbor. For many years, Eva was the school cook at Egg Harbor's two-room schoolhouse. During the summers, she cooked at various restaurants in the area: Casey's, Village Café, Murphy Moore's, and picked cherries and apples at local orchards with lots of ritual nights at the fruit processing and canning factories. Eva also worked for Eleanor Pelton at her hotel in Egg Harbor.

Eva was well known for her immense garden and canning skills of the garden's vegetables. She was a skilled knitter, particularly with fisherman knit and various complex cable designs. One year, Eva knitted over 100 mittens for the giving tree during Christmas time. Her grandchildren will always remember her cookie jar being filled during their visits. Eva was a devoted Girl Scout leader who took all her planning and meetings very seriously as she did for everything that she was part of.

She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Egg Harbor where she was confirmed, married, taught Sunday School, and where her children were baptized.

Eva's love will live on in the hearts of her two children, Loren (Robert) Scholl of Egg Harbor and Dwight Erskine of Green Bay; two grandchildren, Frank (Jill) Scholl of Eau Claire and Heather Scholl of Green Bay; and four great-grandchildren, Zack, Molly, Katie, and Tyler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Anna Kusch; infant son, Christian; and sister, Lorraine Parins.

Eva's life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Egg Harbor with Rev. Michael Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Egg Harbor Town Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials may be given in Eva's memory to HELP of Door County.

"Our family would like to thank all of the nurses and medical staff at Bellin Hospital and Unity Hospice for their kind and compassionate care given to Eva during her final days."

Life was not easy for Eva, and many times, was very difficult. Eva's wish was to be remembered at her best days – hardworking, intelligent, and as the creative person she was.

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

Donald M. Lensmire


By McMahon Funeral Home



Donald M. Lensmire, 86, Kewaunee, died Saturday, January 27, 2018. He was born December 29, 1931 to the late Richard A. and Emily (Krall) Lensmire in the town of Franklin in Manitowoc County.  Donald attended public school and graduated from Valders High School in 1949.  He received his Cheesemakers License and was employed at Lake to Lake in Kiel, from 1951 to 1953.  Uncle Sam inducted Donald in the U.S. Army on February 17, 1953 to February 9, 1955 stationed in South Korea from July 1953 to January 1955.  Upon return from service he married his high school sweetie, LaVerne "Lovie" Lutzke, on May 21, 1955.  They moved to the Ellisville area and worked at Ellisville Dairy from 1955 to 1985, then with the United States Dept. of Agriculture from April 1985 to January 1995.  Don attended the University of Wisconsin Dairy Course and when employed with the Dept. of Agriculture he attended meat grading and certification school in Chicago and Texas.  He retired in January of 1995 and drove school bus for Dvorak Busses.  He loved traveling, playing cards, gardening and dancing.  He was a member of St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site in Pilsen where he was a Lay Distributor and money counter, a member of the Holy Name Society, a member of the Catholic Foresters, a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 in Luxemburg for 53 years and a volunteer at Bellin Health Concerned Hearts.


Survivors include his wife of 62 years, 8 months, and 6 days, LaVerne "Lovie", four sons, and two daughters, Terry (Mary Kay) Lensmire, Manitowoc; Cindy Lensmire, Luxemburg; Tony (Jean) Lensmire, Denmark; Debbie (fiancé Mark Vaught), IN; Don (Lynn) Lensmire, Pat (Debbie) Lensmire, Luxemburg; 12 grandchildren, Eric (Melody) Lensmire; Matt (Melissa) Lensmire; Kyle (Natalie) Klarkowski; Bridget (Robert) Dahlke; Brandon (Heather) Lensmire; Nicole (Eric) Dietrich; Lindsay Klarkowski; Abbey Lensmire (fiancé Josh); Christine (Alan) Mikeal; Josh Lensmire; Kayla Lensmire (friend Kenny); Zach (Autumn) Lensmire; three great-grandchildren, Aeva Dahlke; Dylan Lensmire and Claire Dietrich; two sisters and two brothers in law, Laverne (Eugene) Jerovetz, Carol (Tony) Vanderbloemen, all of Green Bay; one brother and two sisters in law, Richard "Dick" and Marilyn Lensmire, Stangelville; Nancy Lensmire,  Pilsen; one sister in law and one brother in law, Bea Lutzke, Ellisville; Gene Springtube, Manitowoc.


Don will be fondly remembered by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


He was preceded in death by two brothers, infant Richard Lensmire; Gerald Lensmire; two brothers in law, Norman "Boysie" Lutzke Jr; Gary Lutzke (01-29-2018); two sisters in law, Darlene Gosz and Jeanette Springstube.


Friends may call 9:00 am till 10:45 am at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site, Pilsen, 860 WI 29, Luxemburg on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Funeral11:00 am on Saturday at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating. Full Military Rites follow the funeral Mass with the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 of Luxemburg.  Entombment at Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum, Manitowoc.


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


The Lensmire Family would like to thank Kewaunee Atrium Care for their excellent care and unending compassion toward Donald and his family.  They also extend special thanks to the Milo C. Huempfner VA Community Base Outpatient Clinic in Green Bay and Bellin Hospital as well as Rev. Dennis Drury and Christal Wavrunek for their many visits.


Henry G. Eckert

By Casperson Funeral Home


 

Henry G. Eckert, 96 passed away peacefully at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, WI on Saturday Evening January 27, 2018.

The family is honoring his wishes and there will be a Memorial Service in several weeks a time and date will be announced in a full notice when arrangements are complete.

There will be a Graveside service with full Military Honors this Spring.

LeRoy H Simonar

By McMahon Funeral Home


 

LeRoy H. Simonar, 77, of Luxemburg, passed away on January 26, 2018, at Aurora Baycare Hospital. He was born in Luxemburg on October 18, 1940, to the late John and Irene (Martin) Simonar. LeRoy served in the US Army Reserves in Kewaunee as a Private. On May 12, 1962, he married the former Patricia Rebitz at St Joseph Catholic Church in Pilsen. She preceded him in death on December 12, 2004 LeRoy was a longtime member of American Legion, Ralph Kline Post 262. In 1956, while attending Luxemburg High School, LeRoy, along with his brothers took ownership of the family gas station and began his career. In 1963 he started selling snowmobile parts out of his mother's basement. Then, in 1964, he received his first snowmobile and quickly sold it to Toy Barbeau. LeRoy acquired the snowmobile on a trade-in and it remains in his collection today. He continued to sell snowmobiles out of the gas station until he opened his own dealership in 1968, in the same location it is today. LeRoy's skills as a salesman and businessman are marked by many achievements and awards. For 15 years, Simonar Sports was the largest dealership in the United States and operates today as the oldest dealership in the United States, selling over 30,000 snowmobiles over 53 years. Visitors to the shop are able to see dozens of "Dealer of the Year" plaques on display. In 2015 he was recognized for 50 years in business at the BRP Club Conference in Quebec Canada, in front of an audience of dealers and peers from around the world. Ironically, he missed his presentation, as he was stuck at the airport due to a snow storm. These achievements would not have been possible without loyal customers, many who just stopped in to visit. Those who called rarely needed to wait for more than one ring to hear his familiar greeting, "Simonarzzz". Away from work, LeRoy and his wife enjoyed traveling to many places in the U.S. and enjoyed special trips to Mexico and Austria. He was a lifelong member in faith at St Mary's Catholic Church in Luxemburg. A founding member of the Spartans Snowmobile Club, member of the Luxemburg Sportsman's Club and lifetime member of Ducks Unlimited Luxemburg and Kewaunee Chapters. He enjoyed keeping up with the activities in town, and could often be seen cruzin' in his 57 Chevy, usually accompanied by one of the family dogs. In later years, he satisfied his passion for bartering by collecting and selling "rummage". LeRoy is survived by his three children, David (Kim) Simonar; Dean (Teresa) Simonar and Debra Simonar, all of Luxemburg; two grandchildren, Nicholas Simonar and special friend Wendy and Emily Simonar; one great grandchild, Noah; two brothers, Jerry (Carol) Simonar and Richard (Judy) Simonar, all Luxemburg. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Norbert (Patricia) Simonar. Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1412 Main St. in Luxemburg from 3:00-8:00 pm Wednesday, January 31. American Legion Memorial service 7:00 pm Wednesday. Visitation will continue on Thursday after 9:00 am until time of Mass at 10:30 am with Rev. Milton Suess officiating. Burial in the church cemetery. In lieu of floral expressions a memorial fund has been established in his name. He will be missed by all. The family would like to recognize Paul and Karen Simonar, and Sheryl Murphy for the care and friendship they've given over the years. They also want to thank the Doctors and Staff of Aurora Baycare and Luxemburg Pharmacy.

Guy Carl Gaulke

By Buchanan Funeral Home


Guy Carl Gaulke, 60 Of Lake Park GA passed away on January 16, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Guy was born on June 14, 1957 in Waukesha WI to the late Douglas W. and Gladyce Bisely Gaulke. He enjoyed classic vintage movies, basketball, cooking healthy food, drinking his daily green tea and spending time with his family.

Survivors Include: Son and Daughter in Law, Alexander & Elizabeth Gaulke of Spring Hill, FL; Daughter, Anastasia Gaulke of Atlanta, GA; Grandchildren: Khyia and Khira; Brother and sister-in-law, Bryce and Ruth Ann Gaulke of Water Town, WI; Sister and brother-in-law, Barry and Lana Goodno of Atlanta, GA; Nieces and Nephews: Andrea & Bryan Morris, Hilary and Chris Dixon, Harrison and Amanda Goodno, Douglas and Lisa Gaulke, Clark and Jennifer Gaulke; Numerous Great Nieces, Nephews and extended family members.

Funeral Services were held on Tuesday January 23, 2018 at 6:00 PM in the Chapel of Music Funeral Services Valdosta. Burial will be held with a grave side service at Riverview Cemetery in Kewaunee, WI at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 3.

 

Eva L. Erskine

 

By Huehns Funeral Home


 

Eva L. Erskine, 86, formerly of Egg Harbor, passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.


 

 

     She was born January 12, 1932 in Marinette, the daughter of the late George and Anna (Demmin) Kusch. Eva graduated valedictorian of her Gibraltar High School graduating class. She lived in the Egg Harbor area most of her life.


 

 

     Eva's home and huge garden was located at Sunny Point in the Town of Egg Harbor. For many years, Eva was the school cook at Egg Harbor's two-room schoolhouse. During the summers, she cooked at various restaurants in the area: Casey's, Village Café, Murphy Moore's, and picked cherries and apples at local orchards with lots of ritual nights at the fruit processing and canning factories. Eva also worked for Eleanor Pelton at her hotel in Egg Harbor.


 

 

     Eva was well known for her immense garden and canning skills of the garden's vegetables. She was a skilled knitter, particularly with fisherman knit and various complex cable designs. One year, Eva knitted over 100 mittens for the giving tree during Christmas time. Her grandchildren will always remember her cookie jar being filled during their visits. Eva was a devoted Girl Scout leader who took all her planning and meetings very seriously as she did for everything that she was part of.


 

 

     She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Egg Harbor where she was confirmed, married, taught Sunday School, and where her children were baptized.


 

 

     Eva's love will live on in the hearts of her two children, Loren (Robert) Scholl of Egg Harbor and Dwight Erskine of Green Bay; two grandchildren, Frank (Jill) Scholl of Eau Claire and Heather Scholl of Green Bay; and four great-grandchildren, Zack, Molly, Katie, and Tyler.


 

 

     She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Anna Kusch; infant son, Christian; and sister, Lorraine Parins.


 

 

     Eva's life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Egg Harbor with Rev. Michael Morris officiating. Burial will be in the Egg Harbor Town Cemetery.


 

 

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.


 

 

     Memorials may be given in Eva's memory to HELP of Door County.


 

 

     "Our family would like to thank all of the nurses and medical staff at Bellin Hospital and Unity Hospice for their kind and compassionate care given to Eva during her final days."


 

  Life was not easy for Eva, and many times, was very difficult. Eva's wish was to be remembered at her best days – hardworking, intelligent, and as the creative person she was.


 

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


 

Donna M. Lohrey

 

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home


 

 

Donna M. Lohrey, 69, of Casco, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 25, 2018 with her family by her side following a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born on June 2, 1948, to the late William and Doris (Hoffmann) Havel.  On September 12, 1970 she married Mark Lohrey.  Donna retired from Algoma Hardwoods and throughout the years, worked at Plumbers Woodwork, Walter's of Rio Creek, Tippy Canoe Bar & Grill and Selling Firewood. She enjoyed, working on the family farm, driving tractor with her mom & dad, spending time with family and friends, riding motorcycle, taking trips and cruises, and lawn cutting. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, especially teaching them to ride horse. Donna had a special love for horses and horse related events including trail rides, rodeos, shows, parades, and spending time with Amish families in the area. Wherever she went she made new friends. She was a member of Frontier Farmers Horse Club and the Algoma Hunting and Fishing Club.

 

 

 

Donna is survived by her husband Mark; two sons William (Susan) Lohrey and Bryan (Bobbie) Lohrey; four grandchildren Evan and Aaron Lohrey and Jazmyn (special friend Brice Wiesman) and Josslyn Lohrey; two sisters Doris (Joe) Massart, Wendy (Don) Walter. Donna is further survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert (Rita) Lohrey, Daniel (Roxanne) Lohrey, and Rebecca (Bruce) Christie. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and her beloved dog Abby girl.  She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Doris Havel; nephews Jamie Walter and Joey Massart; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Ruby Lohrey.

 

 

 

Visitation will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, 1617 Flora Ave., Algoma on Monday January 29, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. A Family Tribute will be held at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday January 30, 2018 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma from 9 to 11 a.m. Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Joel McKenney officiating.  Horse drawn procession to the Evergreen Cemetery for burial will follow.  Online condolences may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

 

Geraldine (Gerry) Santroch


By Buchanan Funeral Home


Geraldine (Gerry) Santroch, 99, Stevens Point, WI formerly of Kewaunee died on January 3, 2018. Gerry was born In Pilsen, WI on November 25, 1918 to Michael and Barbara (Steffel) Mahlik. After her father died in 1931, she was unable to attend high school in order to help her mother, brother Joe and sister Alice manage the family business and home farm in Pilsen. After managing the general store for 3 years, Gerry attended high school in Algoma, WI where she graduated in 1939. After graduation Gerry worked in the office of Morley-Murphy Company and later at Fort Howard Paper Company in Green Bay.

She married Milton Santroch of Kewaunee on October 12, 1946 and lived there until his death in 1982. She then retired to Green Bay and moved to Stevens Point in 2005.

Gerry was a long time member of Holy Rosary Parish, the Rosary Society , Catholic Order of Foresters, Kewaunee Area Memorial Hospital Auxillary and YWCA of Green Bay. She worked at St. Mary's Kewaunee Area Memorial Hospital and later at the office of Dr. Francis Gilbert.

During her retirement years she loved to volunteer, garden, bargain shop, research and document family history, go for long walks outdoors, play cards with friends and spend time with her family.

Survivors include her son John (Monica) Santroch, Waukesha, daughter Jean (William) Sukow, Stevens Point, granddaughter Renee Sukow Stevens, Stevens Point, grandson Scott Sukow, Appleton, and great granddaughter Ada Stevens. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Larry (Pat) Mahlik, Judy (Mahlik) Kraynik, Kenneth (Vonnie) Kollross, Joan (Alvin) Peronto, Carol (Francis) Seidl, Mary (Laverne) Pribyl, Jacqueline (Bert) Provoznik, Dale (Nancy) Santroch and Wayne (Julie) Santroch. Gerry was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Mayme (Tom) Stodola, Clara (Joe) Skornicka, Lillian (Leo) O'Konski, Alice (Nick) Kollross, brother Joseph (Lucille) Mahlik, neice Lorraine (Keith) Rockwell, nephews Chuck (Mary) O'Konski, Michael (Mary) Skornicka and Donald (Jean) Kollross,.

A celebration of life will be held at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee on Friday, February 2nd from 2:00 p.m. until the time of services. A funeral service will be held at 4:30 p.m. with Dcn. Chuck Agnew officiating. Burial will take place at a later date at Riverview Cemetery. Immediately after the service, a funeral lunch will be served at Holy Rosary Parish hall.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations can be made to the Kewaunee County Historical Society or the Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund (heartlandhospicefund.org).

Evan "Shelly" Kjellenberg


By Casperson Funeral Home


Evan (Shelly) Kjellenberg, 82, of Sister Bay, Wisconsin died peacefully in his sleep on January 18, 2018. Born in Peoria, IL and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shelly earned a full scholarship to Dartmouth College and finished his last year at Tuck School graduating in 1957. He went on to the University of Chicago Law School and earned a J.D. degree. Shelly met the love of his life at Green Mountain College of Vermont and on September 6, 1958 married Marilyn Medl of Evanston IL. They spent 59 1/2 wonderful years together.
He is survived by his wife Missy, daughter Suzanne, son Todd (Paula), sister Marilyn Anderson of Illinois and two grandchildren Shane and Shannon.  Shelly was in private practice of law for 36 years. His greatest honor in 1983 was to be asked by Secretary of State, Jim Edgar, to chair the Committee of Commercial Code of Illinois and rewrite the code of 1936. He enjoyed his membership in the Chicago Law Club.  Since 1996, Shelly decided to start a law practice in rural Wisconsin and retired in May of 2014.  Shelly enjoyed 25 years of Evanston's 4th of July association, barbershop singing with the Arlingtones competitive chorus, Sister Bay historical society and loved volunteering with fellow Lion's club members for 20 years.
We will celebrate Shelly's life on June 2nd at The Clearing Folk School, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.  In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Scandia Village, 10560 Applewood Dr., Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234 or Lion's International of Sister Bay, P.O. Box 81, Sister Bay, Wisconsin 54234

Diane Helen Gissell

 

By Casperson Funeral Home


 

Diane Helen Gissell 78, of Baileys Harbor, WI. passed away January 22, 2018. She was born November 21, 1939 in Racine, WI. to Harry & Edna(nee Stang) Clausen

 

 

Diane was member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor, WI. She enjoyed entertaining and cooking with her sons and grandson. She also enjoyed traveling, motorcycling and boating on Kangaroo Lake.

 

 

She is survived by her husband George L. Gissell and her sister Marilyn Jean Jackson: Children; David George Gissell, Timothy Steven Gissell, Bradley Thomas Gissell. Grandchildren; Shannon Nicole Gissell, Kayla Lord & John Carmody, Timothy George Gissell and Christopher Edward Gissell and seven great grandchildren.

 

 

She was preceded in death by her father Harry Clausen on November 3, 2002 and her mother, Edna Clausen on January 22, 2010.

 

 

Funeral Services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor, WI on Sunday January 28, 2018 at 1:00 P.M. Visitation will be held from 12:00 P.M. until the time of Service.

 

 

Interment will be at Baileys Harbor Cemetery.

 

 

In lieu of flowers, donations to the following would be appreciated:

 

 

Immanuel Lutheran Church - P.O. Box 115 - Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

 

 

The Racine Salvation Army - 1901 Washington Ave. - Racine, WI 53403-2089

 

 

Feed and Clothe My People of Door County - 204 N. 14th Ave. -Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

 

James Robert Janda

 

By Casperson Funeral Home


 
Sergeant James Robert Janda, 48, of Sister Bay, WI passed away at home on Monday, January 15, 2018.





Jim is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Tracey L. (Schernig) Janda, son Nicholas, daughter Jamie (Anthony), mother Phyllis, father James (Andrea), brother John (Donna). He is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Sandra and Bruce Schernig, sister-in-law, Barbara (Joe) LeBlanc as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and grandsons.





Jim was born in Melrose Park, IL and grew up in Westborough, MA. Before enlisting, Jim worked for many years as a mechanic for Colonial Volkswagon (formerly Roy Rioux VW) of Westborough, MA. On Sept. 11, 2001, Jim joined the U.S. Army serving in the military police. Jim was a great friend, father, husband, soldier and Non Commissioned Officer. He deployed twice to both Iraq and Afghanistan, placing the needs of his country above his own and those of his family. He was a true patriot who believed in helping others and never turned down a friend in need. After relocating to Sister Bay, WI - Jim worked for the village of Ephraim and Hideside LTD. He was also a volunteer firefighter for the Ephraim Fire Department.





To say that Jim lived a full life is an understatement. The lives he touched span the globe. He will be dearly missed by his family, friends, and soldiers of the U.G.L.Y. Platoon.





Calling Hours will be held at Casperson Funeral Home, 10710 North Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay, WI 54234 on Friday, January 26th, from 4-6 p.m., followed by a private memorial service for the family.





In lieu of flowers, donations to Sergeant Janda's memory may be made to the GoFundMe account https://www.gofundme.com/jimsergeant-janda-memorial-fund   set up by the soldiers with whom he served to help with his memorial service.

 

Frederick Leland Lent



 

By Schinderle Funeral Home



Frederick Leland Lent, 79, Algoma, passed away Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at home with his family at his side after a long battle with cancer.  He was born March 1, 1938 in Green Bay to David and Edith (Eastman) Lent.


His family had moved to Bailey's Harbor where he spent most of his childhood.


Fred entered the US Army Nov. 14, 1960 and was honorably discharged Nov. 13, 1962.  After his discharge he came to Algoma where he worked at the Algoma Hardwoods for 18 years.


Fred married Julie Novak in Algoma on Feb. 21, 1970.


Fred loved spending time with his family.  He enjoyed and spoiled all of his pets over the years.  Fred had a love of music and cars.  He enjoyed being out in nature during the Fall season with all the beautiful colors of the trees and listening to the sounds of the birds singing.  He loved camping and watching Nascar Racing.  He was also an avid Green Bay Packer Fan and a Wisconsin Badger fan.


Fred was an active member of the US Army and belonged to the First Baptist Church of Sister Bay.


He is survived by his wife Julie of 47 years, daughter Amy (Miles) Shultis, Wisconsin Dells; son Fred (Lisa) Lent, Green Bay; four grandchildren Zachary Shultis, Alex (Kayla) Shultis, Anthony and Venessa Lent; three great granddaughters McKenna, Charlotte and Arabella Shultis; sisters-in-law Dolores Lent, Carol Lent and Rita Melvin; many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.  Fred was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson Jimmie Cline IV, one sister Joan LeClair and three brothers David, Roger and Paul "Michael" Lent.


Friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 4 - 8 PM, Thursday, Jan.25, 2018 and again after 9 AM Friday until the time of services at 11 AM with Pastor Mark Billington officiating.  Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery with Full Military Rites.


The family would like to thank the Algoma Fire, Rescue and Police, Unity Hospice and Fred's sister-in-law Sharon Braem for all the care given to Fred.


Send you online condolences to www.schinderle.com


Jean M. Smith


By Buchanan Funeral Home


Jean M. Smith, of Kewaunee died Sunday, January  21, 2018 at Aurora Hospital in Green Bay. She was born November 18,1928 in Two Rivers, WI to the late Julius and Olga Le Mere.

 

Jean married Donald L. Smith June 26,1948 in Two Rivers and they moved to Kewaunee in 1964.

 

She was a member of the Kewaunee Senior Center, Kewaunee Health and Fitness Center, the legion auxiliary ,and was an avid crafter and bingo player.

 

Jean was a quiet philanthropist discretely supporting many local organizations. She loved Kewaunee.

 

She is preceded by her husband Donald in 2007, her parents and her siblings. Survivors include nieces & nephews.

 

A special thanks to staff at the Atrium, Aurora Hospital and local drivers that transported Jean to dialysis.

 

At Jeans request there will be a private burial at Knollwood Cemetery.


Robert Heiter


By Buchanan Funeral Home


Robert Heiter, age 85 of Kewaunee died on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at his home. He was born on July 8, 1932 in Kewaunee to the late Edwin and Viola (Evenson) Heiter.

 

He attended Kewaunee High School and then entered the U. S. Navy from 1950 to 1953.

 

He married Carol Nenahlo April 26, 1958 and she preceded him in death on March 7, 2015.

 

Bob and Carol operated several gas stations in the area for a number of years. Bob also worked for Manitowoc Crane Co. for several years.

 

He was a long time member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Kewaunee, where he served on a number of committees, he was a very active member of American Legion Post 29 of Kewaunee serving as commander and post chaplain. He and Carol enjoyed going up North to their cabin in Newald, WI where they were avid snowmobilers.

 

Survivors include four children: Vickie (Randy) Kliment, Manitowoc; Bradley Heiter, Black Creek; Rebecca (Daniel) Peterson, Amherst Junction, WI; Jessie (Christopher) Kraemer, Salem, OR; seven grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; three sisters and one brother-in-law: Ruth Wilke, Milwaukee; Shirley Rush, Campbell, CA; Kathy and Glen Kellerman, Green Bay; one brother-in-law: Robert (Rosemary) Nenahlo, Two Rivers; one sister-in-law: Marie Schefchik, Marshfield and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one granddaughter: Krista Peterson; one sister and brother-in-law: Marlene (Frank) Brusky; brothers-in-law: Charles Wilke; Leo Schefchik; and John (Jean) Nenahlo.

 

Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 29 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, 1000 Dorelle St. Kewaunee, until time of services. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Michael Sullivan officiating. Full military rites will follow the funeral service at the church.

Norma Waterstreet



 

By Schinderle Funeral Home



Norma Waterstreet,  89, passed away January 19th, 2018. She was born on April 21, 1928 to Norman and Freda (Bohn) Nelson in the Town of Clay Banks. Norma married Fred Waterstreet on August 26th 1950 at Tanum Forest Lutheran Church in Vignes, Wl.


Norma worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Algoma Memorial Hospital, Kewaunee Hospital and


retired from Bellin Hospital in 1990. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary, the American


Legion Auxiliary, and a member of St John's Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid, LWML and St. John's prayer


chain. Norma enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She


enjoyed watching the Brewers and Packers, in addition to reading, playing cards and crossword puzzles.


Norma is survived by her two sons, Dale (Madison) and Steve (Mary) (Appleton) and grandchildren Ryan (April) Waterstreet, Michael Waterstreet (sp. friend Hollie), Joseph Waterstreet, Holly (Nick) Latzig, Jackie (Tony) Jansch, Rusty (Terri) Lison, and Diana Lison. Great-grandchildren, Aedan, Payton, Prim, Fiona, Bernadette, Clyde and Gus. She is further survived by her sister Nedra Johnsrud. Norma was preceded in death by her husband Fred and brother Rodney Nelson.


A service to celebrate Norma's life will be held at 11 AM,  Saturday January 27th at St John's Lutheran Church in Rankin, Wl. Visitation will be held from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM with Rev. Dr. Christopher Jackson officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.


The family would like to thank Bay Road Place, Atrium Post Acute Care and Bellin Hospital for their care and support of Norma.


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


Send your online condolences to www.schinderle.com


Jacqueline Betty Crince Hoekstra


By Casperson Funeral Home



Jacqueline Betty Crince Hoekstra, 85, born August 6, 1932, in Chicago, Illinois, died January 15, 2018 in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. She was the daughter of Emily and Peter Crince. Jackie grew up in Chicago and graduated from Fenger High School. She was the proud mother of Patrice (Mark) Wagner, Michael (Colleen) Hoekstra, Denise (Don) Huntington, David (Janet) Hoekstra, Lisa (Ahmad) Golshirazi, Daryl (Julie) Hoekstra, and Alison (John) Hanfland, a grandmother of 22 and a great-grandmother of 14. One of her jobs when her kids were young was a comptometer (a vintage calculator) operator. When her children were older and more of them, Jackie was a homemaker.


When she came to Door County, she worked in various gift shops in Sister Bay for over 30 years and had just recently retired. She enjoyed meeting people as evidenced by her working as an election judge and also as a volunteer at Scand's Bargains Unlimited Resale Shop. She was also very active at her church, Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church. A proud Norwegian, she was a member of the Sons of Norway. Her hobbies included knitting and reading.


Her former husband and father of her children is Howard Hoekstra. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Bernice Kortum and her brother, Harold Crince. Memorial contributions may be made to Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church. Celebration of life services are pending.


Esther Ruth Pierzchalski

By Huehns Funeral Home


 

Esther Ruth Pierzchalski, 82, of the Town of Egg Harbor, passed away Tuesday morning, January 16, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay.
She was born September 24, 1935 in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Ignatius Jacob Pierzchalski and Irene Eleanor (Kostka) Pierzchalski. The family operated a mink ranch in Fifield, WI beginning in 1937, a tradition that continued in Sturgeon Bay when they moved here in 1941. Esther attended St. Joseph Grade School and Sturgeon Bay High School. Following high school, she helped her family at their mink ranch and orchard (Third Avenue) near Little Lake, before the family moved the business near Egg Harbor. Esther worked for the Milwaukee Shoe Company and Bay Shipbuilding Co. (in security) until her retirement. During that time, she worked for Door County Confectionery.

Esther was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Egg Harbor (now Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site). She loved animals, especially her dogs, and she also loved chocolate. In earlier years, Esther enjoyed bowling, being outdoors and deer hunting, taking trips to White Lake to go fishing, snowmobiling, and visiting the Oneida Casino. She also collected cook books and enjoyed cooking. Esther had a wonderful sense of humor. She was outgoing and could enter a room full of strangers and leave as their friend and was thankful for her dear "girlfriends."

Esther is survived by her nephews and nieces and their families, John (Jackie) Pierzchalski, Jr., Susan (Randy) Pallex, Diane (Gordon) Carmody, Jeff Pierzchalski, Kathy (Bouchonville) Rich, Patty (David) Targett, Matt (Rose) Bouchonville, Andy (Evelyn) Bouchonville, Mary Rich, and Philip (Dawn) Bouchonville; many great-nieces and great-nephews; and dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother, Dorothy (Ray) Bouchonville and John (Carolyn) Pierzchalski, Sr.; nephews and nieces, Steven Pierzchalski, David Pierzchalski, Michael Bouchonville, Mark Bouchonville, Paul Bouchonville I, Sonja Schuster, and Denise Bissen.

A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site with Fr. David Ruby as celebrant. Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated.

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

Jacqueline "Jackie" M. Kohlbeck


By Forbes Funeral Home


Jacqueline "Jackie" Mary Kohlbeck, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Rennes Health and Rehab in DePere on January 19, 2018.  She was born November 30, 1930, in Sturgeon Bay, to Earl and Genevieve (DeWitt) Gerlach.  On January 14, 1950, she married Rubert J. Kohlbeck in Sturgeon Bay, he preceded her in death on November 24, 1998.

Jackie kept very busy raising her six children and along with her husband Rube owned and operated "Rocking K Saddlery" for many years.  She always enjoyed visiting with family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include six children, Mary (Jim) McFarlin, Sturgeon Bay; Kay (Lee) Alberts, Appleton; Nancy Muhr, Sturgeon Bay; Teresa (Dale) Massart, Luxemburg; Fran (Perry) Pavlat, Casco; Michael (Cheryl) Kohlbeck, Sturgeon Bay; 18 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 great-grandsons, son-in-law, Carl Muhr; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday.  In-lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

The family would like to thank Rennes Health and Rehab and Dr. Richard Hogan for their wonderful care and support.

Morse William Anderson


By Casperson Funeral Home


Morse W. Anderson, 87 of Sister Bay, WI died at his residence in Sister Bay on January 16, 2018. His family is honoring his wish that their be no public service for him.

A Complete notice will be posted when it becomes available.

Kathryn Grace Bacon


By Huehns Funeral Home



 Kathryn "Kay" Grace Bacon, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Brussels, passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at her home with family at her side.


 

     She was born April 14, 1941 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Andrew Thomas Pickert and Rose Ann (Crifassi) Pickert. Kay was united in marriage to Roger Charles Bacon on November 9, 1963 in Des Plaines, IL. She worked for Southern Door Schools in the grade school library for 32 years. Kay also worked for Scaturo's Baking Co. and Cafe in Sturgeon Bay and Door County Coffee & Tea Co. in Carlsville.


 

     She was a member of St. Francis & St. Mary Parish in Brussels. Kay was the "best mom ever" to her children and sacrificed a lot for her family. She liked cooking and baking, living on the farm, and loved singing at home around her family, especially to her children. Kay was a loving, giving, and sweet person to her children and everyone she knew. She always looked forward to family get-togethers and reunions.


 

     Kay will be missed by her husband, Roger of Sturgeon Bay; daughter and son, Antoinette (Tod) Zimmerman of Brussels and Roger (friend, Sally Martin) Bacon of Appleton; two grandsons, Matt (Jeovanna) Bacon of Tampa, FL and Nick Bacon of West Virginia; sister, Judi (John) Boyer of Fort Meyers, FL; and four nephews, John and Josh (Michelle) Boyer and Michael (Nicole) and Willy (friend, Lauren) Hayes.


 

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew and Rose Pickert; and two brothers and one sister, Daniel "Danny" and Michael "Mickey" Pickert and Mary (Charles "Chuck") Hayes.


 

     At her request, private services will be held at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Brussels.


 

Emery "Ole" Oleson


By Huehns Funeral Home



Emery "Ole" Oleson, 92, Sturgeon Bay businessman, passed away Friday afternoon, January 12, 2018 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services following a long illness.


 

     He was born January 15, 1925 on Washington Island, the son of the late Frank and Mary (Knudsen) Oleson. Following his graduation from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1943, Emery entered the military with the United States Air Force. He was put into action during WWII, flying on the B-17's for 35 missions over Europe.


 

     Following his honorable discharge, Emery married Arline Laverne Stephenson on December 17, 1947 in Iowa. He worked for Bay Shipbuilding Co. and Kellstrom Realty. Emery and Arline eventually owned and operated Emery Oleson Realty and built Ole's Mini Storage in Sturgeon Bay (which spanned nearly 20 years).


 

     Emery was a member of the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church and its Men's Club.


 

     He is survived by his two sons, Mike (Peggy) Oleson of Marblehead, MA and Robert (Carol) Oleson of Rothschild, WI; six grandchildren, Derek, Jeremy, Scott, Melody, Tim, and Christie; and three great-grandchildren, Lydia, Alexander, and Theodore.


 

     Emery was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Marlene, and three brothers, Maynard, Roger and Peter.


 

     His life will be honored a funeral service held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 19, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. David Leistra officiating. Military Honors by the United States Air Force and the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51 will follow at the funeral home. Emery will be laid to rest by his dear wife, Arline, in Bayside Cemetery.


 

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, Thursday evening, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. andon Friday from12:00 noon until the time of service.


Patrick W. Murphy


By Buchanan Funeral Home


Patrick W. Murphy, age 76 of Kewaunee died on Thursday, January 18, 2018 surrounded by his family at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit. He was born in Oconto on June 20, 1941to the late William and Helen (Heroux) Murphy. He and his family moved to Kewaunee in 1946 where he attended Holy Rosary Grade School and graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1959 where he lettered for three years playing basketball and baseball .

After school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving for four years aboard the U.S.S. Topeka CLG8. After service, he worked at the Kewaunee Nuclear Plant during the construction. Later working for Leyse Aluminum/Volrath Corporation until retiring.

Pat's love for sports was unmatched. He was a huge Brewers fan, having attended more games than one could keep track of. Many good times were had after the games at Ray Jackson's with his buddy George Bamberger and the rest of the "Kewaunee Brew Crew". The guys from Kewaunee even managed to gain the attention of "Sports Illustrated" in the April 1979 issue. He was also a huge Packer's and Badger's fan. Pat's social skills and love for people were second to none, he made many friends throughout his lifetime.

Survivors include one daughter: Sheryl Murphy, Luxemburg; one son and daughter-in-law: Mark and Mary (Burmeister) Murphy, Luxemburg; two grandchildren: Michael Leiterman, DePere; Shane (Miranda) Murphy, Kewaunee; two great grandchildren: Embree and Aleah Murphy; one brother: Bob (LuAnn) Murphy, Kewaunee; one sister: Mary Kay (Tim) Zettel, Sturgeon Bay; nieces and nephews: Adam (Kristi) Murphy; Matt (Ivy) Murphy; Andy (Sara) Murphy; Lisa (Mark) Yarbro; Scott (Paula) Zettel; Amy (David) Barnes and one aunt: Dorothy Merline and numerous great nieces, nephews and cousins. Two special lifelong friends: Bubba and Hokey.

Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until the time of services. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue after the service.

The family would like to thank the staffs of Unity Hospice and Algoma Long Term Care Unit for the care and compassion that they gave Pat and his family.

William "Bill" H. Jacobs


By Buchanan Funeral Home


William (Bill) Jacobs, age 71 of Omro, formerly of Kewaunee, died on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at his home.  He was born on February 7, 1946 in Kewaunee to the late Erwin and Norma (Nimmer) Jacobs.

Bill graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1964.  He then served in the U. S. Army Reserves from 1965 and was honorably discharged in 1982.  He married Susan Enser July 24, 1971 in Two Rivers.

He worked most of his life for the City of Kewaunee, first in the Street Department and later for the Water & Sewer utility until retiring 2008.  He and Sue moved to Omro last year to be closer to their daughter, Shari.

Bill loved fishing, playing softball and  dart ball, watching Nascar and  was an avid fan of the Packers and Brewers.

Survivors include his wife, Sue; two sons and daughters-in-law: Jeffrey and Christy, Sheboygan; Michael and Melissa, Appleton; one daughter and son-in-law: Shari and Brian Ziebell, Omro; four grandchildren: Deanna Jacobs; Ryan Jacobs; Kari Ziebell; Braden Ziebell;  one sister and brother-in-law: Joyce and James Trzynka, Ossian, IN

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Herman and Esther Enser and one sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Janice and George Jamison.

Friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Thursday, January 18 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee.  A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation continues at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Kewaunee on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.  A funeral service will be held at the church at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Michael Sullivan officiating.  Burial with full military honors will be in Riverview Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of Crossroads Care Center of Weyauwega and Heartland Hospice of Fond du Lac for their care and compassion given to Bill and his family.

A memorial fund has been established for the Alzheimer's Association.

Laverne Ruth Pizzala


By Huehns Funeral Home


LaVerne Ruth Pizzala, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, died Sunday, January 14, 2018 at Door County Medical Center.

She was born January 6, 1925 in Maplewood, the daughter of the late Elmer and Martha Ruth (Lenius) Leege. LaVerne graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1942. On January 21, 1943, she was united in marriage to Henry Bernard Pizzala in Milwaukee. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1995.

LaVerne worked as a custodian for Sturgeon Bay Schools for many years.

She was a member of the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church. LaVerne enjoyed reading and going to the library, traveling, playing bingo, solving word puzzles, and watching TV game shows. She also volunteered at Clothe my People in Sturgeon Bay. LaVerne was a loving and devoted wife and mother.

She will be missed by her three children, Dale (Margaret) Pizzala, Jean Zimmerman, both of Greendale, and David (Gloria) Pizzala of Sturgeon Bay; six grandchildren, David John (Kelly) Pizzala, Tammy (Bill) Schroeder, Debbie (Brian) Groth, Sheri (Jon) Stahl, Joy (Eric) Dunst, and William Pizzala; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and brother, Glenn (Judy) Leege of Two Rivers.

LaVerne was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and Martha Leege; daughter, Diane; and sister, Marian Zahn.

LaVerne's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. She will be laid to rest in the Forestville Town Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.

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

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Beverly Purves


By Forbes Funeral Home


Beverly Purves, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on January 13, 2018, after fighting a courageous battle against lung cancer.  She was born to Vernon and Cuba Siler on September 25, 1941.  After her graduation from high school, she began a career as an airline stewardess for Braniff Airlines and flew on overseas flights out of Travis AFB in California.  While she was performing as a stewardess she met and married Captain Bob Purves on October 23, 1966.   During their 51 years of marriage, they were stationed at many military bases that took them all over the country.  Together they raised two wonderful children.

 

After Bob retired from the Air Force in 1988, they remained in California for eighteen years after which they returned to Bob's home town in Sturgeon Bay. Beverly lived a life as a perfect wife to Bob and mother to Lori and John.  She was a beautiful Christian woman who was a special role model to everyone who had the good fortune to have known her.

 

Beverly is survived by her husband, Bob, a son John, a daughter Lori and son-in-law Jim; five grandchildren, Rachel and Nathan Holes, Jeremy Purves; Bryan and Brady Moe.  She is also survived by her brothers, Ron and Alva Siler and their wives Toy and Lee.  

 

A memorial service will be conducted at the United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday January 20, 2018 with Pastor Dave Leistra officiating.  The family will greet relatives and friends immediately following the service at a reception in the church fellowship hall.   There will be no visitation prior to the service.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is serving the family.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials in Beverly's name be sent to "Back Pack Buddies" c/o Feed and Clothe My People at 204 N. 14th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.   Bob wants to extend a special thank you to the staffs at the Door County Medical Center, St. Vincent's Hospital and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care given to Beverly.  

Gordon Kenneth Falk

 

By Huehns Funeral Home


 

Gordon "Gordy" Kenneth Falk, 85, of the Town of Sevastopol, passed away Thursday morning, January 11, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.


     He was born February 16, 1932 in Milwaukee, the son of Otto Lee Falk and Marjorie (Thielke) Falk. Gordy graduated from Wauwatosa High School in 1950 and then enlisted to serve his country with the United States Navy the following year in 1951. He was honorably discharged from service in 1955. Gordy went on to study at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).


     On March 17, 1962, he married Patricia Grace (Cummings) at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. They were blessed with over 43 years of marriage. Patricia preceded Gordy in death on December 6, 2005.


     Gordy sailed on the Great Lakes and then for Ocean Shipping tankers and freighters. He retired as Chief Engineer in 1994.


     Gordy enjoyed his morning breakfasts at Mel's in Sturgeon Bay, the Hitching Post in Valmy, and Wednesday morning Bible Study at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.


     He will be missed by his daughter, Christina Kacalo of Casco; two granddaughters, Hanna (Jeff) DuBois of Luxemburg and Samantha (Corey) Colburn of Tomahawk; and seven great-grandchildren, Sean, Phoebe, Maren, Finnian, Sofia, Ephram, and Gemma.


     Gordy was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Marjorie Falk; wife, Patricia; and brother and sister-in-law, David (Margaret) Falk.


     Funeral services for Gordy will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor James Gomez officiating. Military Honors by the United States Navy will follow at the church. He will be laid to rest beside his wife, Patricia, in the Forestville Town Cemetery.


     Visitation for family and friends will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services.


     Memorials may be given in Gordy's memory for Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.


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


 

Evelyn L. Gay


By Forbes Funeral Home


Evelyn L. Gay, 94, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on Jan. 11, 2018.  She was born May 11, 1923, in Lorain, Ohio to Fredrick and Louise Farschman.  On January 28, 1944, she married George L. Gay.   He preceded her in death on June 26, 2013.

 

Evelyn was a long time member of the United Methodist Church of Sturgeon Bay and was also very active in the Order of the Eastern Star.

 

Survivors include 3 sons, George (Brian) Gay M.D., Cambridge, WI; John Gay, Sturgeon Bay and David (Ellen) Gay, Waukesha;  3 grandchildren, Richard (Melanie) Gay, Fort Meyers, FL; Robert (Melissa) Gay, Sturgeon Bay; and Hannah (Markus) Pajum?ki, Helsenki, Finland; a brother, Fred (Dorothy) Farschman, Lorain, OH; and a sister, Carolyn Farschman, Lorain, OH.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and a sister, Lois Gringle.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday Jan. 15, 2018 at the United Methodist Church of Sturgeon Bay with the Rev. David Leistra officiating.  Burial will be in Hainesville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9:30 am until the time of service.  An Eastern Star service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the church.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is serving the family.

Vernon M. Bretl


By Forbes Funeral Home


Vernon Marvin Bretl, age 87 of Sturgeon Bay, passed away surrounded by family on Jan. 8, 2018.  He was born at home Nov. 7, 1930 in Nasewaupee Township to Clifford and Catherine (O'Hern) Bretl. Vern attended Wilson's one room school house on Route 6 and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School.  On Oct. 3, 1959, he married Marlean Schneider at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay and they raised 3 daughters.  He was currently a member of St.  Peter's Lutheran Church.

 

While working for Algoma Plywood, he was called to serve his country in the U.S. Army.  Vern served from July 31, 1951 to Feb. 14, 1953.  He spent time in South Carolina and Washington State in basic training before heading overseas to Korea.  Vern spent many months on the front lines of battle in the 7th Division (hourglass) 32nd infantry regiment company B.  It was on "Old Baldy" from Oct. 20, 1952 to Feb. 17, 1953 where he saw the worst battle time, and saved his platoon by guiding them to safety during an attack.  He came home as a corporal and earned a bronze star for meritorious duties as a squad leader.

 

Vernon returned home and worked for Christy Corp., later returning to Algoma Plywood and finally retiring from Bay Shipbuilding.   He enjoyed working in his yard every day, planting trees and bushes.  He spent lots of time trimming and was very meticulous about how everything looked.   Vern also had a large workshop in his basement and loved doing woodworking projects, making shelves, benches, and refinishing the entire basement.

 

Vern loved airplanes and enjoyed flying with Marlean to California to visit grandchildren, and taking road trips to Turtle Lake to visit other grandchildren.  Vern and Marlean also took a memorable boat trip to Holland, Michigan one year.  He had a vast interest in reading, especially books about WW II and Korea and always seemed to be reading a new book whenever you saw him.  When not reading he liked his daily walks around town.

 

He will be sadly missed by Marlean, his wife of 58 years, 3 daughters, Lisa (Richard) Carmody, Sturgeon Bay; Linda (Peter) Engman, Turtle Lake, WI; and Paula (Dr. Thomas) McIlraith, Davis, CA; four grandchildren, Kyle and Meredith Engman, and Skye and Connor McIlratih.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a baby sister Frances.

 

Funeral services with military honors will be conducted at 11:00 am Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Burial will be in Holy Name of Mary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

The family would like to thank Sturgeon Bay Health Services for their compassion and care given to our father, husband, and grandfather.

Thomas William Pritchett


By Casperson Funeral Home


Thomas William Pritchett, 96, of Sister Bay died peacefully on the morning of January 7, 2018 in Scandia Village with family and friends near him.

 

He was born Nov 25, 1921, in Buchanan, Michigan. At the age of 13 he accepted the Lord as his Savior. He grew up in Racine, Wisconsin where he was drafted in September 1942 after serving in the Civilian Conservation Corps planting trees in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. He was proud to be a military veteran of WWII, Korea and Vietnam. In 1942 Tom met the love of his life, Donabelle Mae Nelson of Sister Bay, on a blind date in Milwaukee. Tom and Dona were married in July 1943 in Georgia while Tom was in Army Training. He and wife, Dona, celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary in July of 2017 a month before she peacefully passed away at Scandia Village.

 

He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II until he was discharged in October 1945. While attending the University of Minnesota he took advanced ROTC and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Reserves on 5 June 1950 just in time to be recalled into the Army as a new officer and was shipped to Korea. Completing his Korean tour, he took his family to Japan from 1953 to 1955, when he was offered the opportunity to serve in the military until he retired.

 

After serving two tours in Germany during the Cold War and a tour in Vietnam, he retired in 1968 as a Lt. Colonel. He and Dona with their four children then retired in Chicago where Tom first worked for Campbell's Soup Company and then as an administrator at Gottlieb Memorial Hospital in the Chicago suburbs, during the evenings he completed his Masters in Business Administration from Roosevelt University. In 1977 Tom and Dona moved to Dayton, Ohio where he became involved in the development of Emergency Medical Service Systems that resulted in the birth of the "911." He testified before Senator Edward Kennedy's Committee on the benefits of EMS in saving lives in a more unified health delivery system.

 

Over the following years, Tom worked for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance, developing Health Maintenance Organizations for employees of companies offering group medical care. He retired from the health care industry in 1983 and happily joined Dona in her antique business specializing in American quilts and early Americana. Tom and Dona participated in over 500 antique shows across the country until 2007.

 

In 2000, Tom and Dona moved to Door County and lovingly remodeled the Sister Bay farm originally built by Dona's grandfather Daniel Hedeen in 1890. They lived on the beautiful farm, where both Dona and her mother Mamie Nelson were born, until this past summer, when they moved to Scandia Village. Tom and Dona relished traveling together throughout the world in their retirement; and also spent many winters away from Door County with their son Peter in Florida. Tom's family and friends were amazed at how strong he was despite an extensive history of multiple cancers and malaria.

 

He will be missed by daughter, Pam (Binnie), son Steve (Pat), and son Peter (Melissa), brother in law, Ranny Nelson (Kris), 5 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

 

He is preceded in death by wife, Dona, daughter, Sara, sister, Barbara, sisters in law Ruth Nelson and Iris Lappe, brother in law Donald Lappe, and parents Walter and Francis Pritchett.

 

In lieu of flowers donation can be made to Door CANcer Inc.

 

Memorial service for family and friends will be held later this Spring or Summer.

Jeffrey S. Makie


By Huehns Funeral Home



Jeffrey Scott Makie, 60, of the Town of Sturgeon Bay, passed away late Friday afternoon, January 5, 2018 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay with family at his side, following a 40-year battle with kidney disease.


He was born June 30, 1957 in Gladstone, MI, the son of Ray and Audrey (Stanlake) Makie. On September 12, 1987, Jeff was united in marriage to Diane Marie Fish at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. They were blessed with over 30 years of marriage.


Jeff moved to Sturgeon Bay to work in the shipbuilding industry. He was employed as a tool man while at Bay Shipbuilding Co.  Jeff also worked for some time at DoorCo. Throughout his struggles with his illness, he still enjoyed motorcycle riding, attending stock car races, and spending time with his pets, especially his dog, Bear.


Jeff will be deeply missed by his wife, Diane; parents, Ray and Audrey Makie of Gladstone, MI; sister, Lynne (Rudy) Majestic of Gladstone, MI; brother-in-law, Dave (Vicky Klockow) Fish of Sturgeon Bay; three sisters-in-law, Nancy Simonar, Jackie (John) Pierzchalski, both of Sturgeon Bay, Patricia (George Nooyen) Schmidt of Algoma; many nieces, nephews and friends.


Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating.


In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials at this time to help defray expenses.


James Wilkinson


By Casperson Funeral Home


James Max (Jim) Wilkinson passed away unexpectedly December 18, 2017 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Jim was born February 10, 1942 to Ora "Evelyn" Wilkinson and Max  "Bud" Wilkinson. He was raised in Ottumwa, Iowa and graduated in 1962 from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. After graduation, he moved to Marshalltown, Iowa, where he enjoyed a lifelong career at Fisher Controls and was proudly the father of 3 children: Wiley, Wesley and Christy. On September 12, 1987, Jim married Karen Hammitt and they enjoyed 30 wonderful years together, recently spending their seasons between Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin and Summerville, South Carolina.

Jim was a teacher of all things. His method was simple - he taught by example. Whether it was working on cars and motorcycles with his sons in the driveway or teaching his grandkids how to skip rocks across the bay, he faced every teachable moment with enthusiasm and encouragement. His character became their foundation.

Jim was strong in body, in spirit, in faith and in commitment. He was self-made and self-reliant. If he needed something and didn't have it, he would build it. If he didn't understand something, he studied it. If he was passionate about someone or something, he was "all in" and everyone knew it. When his boys were young, Jim was a Little League coach and then the President of Marshalltown Little League, taking a team all the way to the regional World Series in Omaha. In retirement, Jim enjoyed his sailboat, his annual cross-country Harley rides with his son Wes, and taking trips to historical places with Karen. He was also active in Sunday School classes and Bible Study. He was not shy and he enjoyed striking up conversations with people, even those he didn't know, to curate friendships and soak up knowledge of the place his was visiting. Once while in France, he got lost. Not knowing how to speak French, he went up to a stranger and asked for directions in a French accent. It worked!

Jim relished the good things in life including art and music, travel, food and wine, a good joke, and friends and family. The number of people who called Jim a friend was many. He was loyal. His faithfulness to the important people in his life could be seen in the way he steadfastly maintained ties with them. From weddings, baptisms, graduations, holidays, and funerals, Jim could always be counted on to be there. Jim watched after his mother and took long trips to visit her regularly until the day she died.

Jim is survived by his wife Karen, son Wiley (Denise) Wilkinson of Chanhassen, MN, son Wesley Wilkinson of Burlington, NC, daughter Christy (Jim) Hardacre of Ames, IA, grandson Zachary (Hannah) Wilkinson of Minneapolis, MN, grandson Logan Wilkinson of Minneapolis, MN, grandson Mead Hardacre of Ames, IA, granddaughter Molly Hardacre of Ames, IA, step-son Mark (Lisa) Hammitt of Burlingame, CA and grandsons Ethan and Archer Hammitt of Burlingame, CA. Jim was preceded in death by his mother and father.

A life well lived and a family that is loved deeply is Jim's legacy. A memorial service to honor Jim will be scheduled later in the spring. Arrangements will be made by Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay, Wisconsin.

Mary J. Larkin

By Forbes Funeral Home


 

Mary Jean (Teich) Larkin, 76, of Rio Creek, died peacefully on January 6, 2018, at Aurora Baycare Medical Center in Green Bay surrounded by her family after suffering a stroke. Mary was born March 30, 1941, in Jacksonport, WI. The daughter of John & Minnie (Meyer) Teich.

Mary graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1959. She started working at the Milwaukee Shoe factory in Sturgeon Bay where she met and later married her husband of 55 years, Frank Larkin.

Mary and Frank married June 30, 1962, at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Together they had three children, Steve (Pam) Larkin of Wausau; Jadee (Marilyn) Larkin of Kensington, MN; and Kiteena (Christopher) Bacon of Oak Creek.

Mary enjoyed bowling and archery until arthritis got the better, also quilting, camping, fishing, candy making, and playing cards, until seizures limited those activities. No matter what happened she always enjoyed her time with her children, grandchildren, family, and friends the most!!

Mary is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 55 years, Frank, their three children and their spouses, and nine beloved grandchildren; Keri, Johnathan, Amanda, Phillip, Katie, Jake, Levi, Liliana, and Clarissa and four great grandchildren – Connor, Gabriel, Xzelia, and Avaleen. Further survived by her nine siblings – Clifford Teich, Beverly Clark, Loraine (Don) Schrandt, Nancy Peil, Carol (Maynard) Staats, Ben (Barbara) Teich, Thomas (Sally) Teich and Debra (James) McGinnis, her in-laws, many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; mother and father in-law, Bernard and Agnes Putnam; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Martin Onsager; brother, Loney; infant brother, Jackie; sisters-in-law, Betty Teich, Sharon Ettien, and Odile Carufel.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donation to: Epilepsy Foundation or Arthritis Foundation.

Janet Lucille Krause

By Casperson Funeral Home


 

Janet Lucille Krause, 89, passed away peacefully at her home in Fish Creek, Wisconsin on January 4, 2018. She was born on June 19, 1928 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and was adopted shortly after by George and Emma (Grovogel) Beyer of Fish Creek. Janet graduated in the Class of 1946 at Gibraltar High School.

On January 17, 1948, she married Alvin (Itsie) Krause (who became the love of her life) in Baileys Harbor at the old parsonage. Together, they raised eight children, enjoying what Northern Door County had to offer.

Janet and Itsie owned a variety of businesses throughout their marriage, which include Beyer's Cottages (Edge of Park), Red Owl Grocery Store (On Deck), Dreamland Motel (Julie's Park Cafe and Motel), Fiesta Restaurant (Fish Creek Grill), Edgewater Motel, Lang's Resort (Old Post Office Restaurant), and 57 Depot. In addition to being an entrepreneur, she was a founding member of the Fish Creek Civic Association, member of the Fish Creek Women's Club, and Fish Creek homemakers. Throughout her busy yet fulfilling life, she remained strongly devoted to her family and friends.

Her hobbies included gardening, cooking, and spending lots of time with her family, which was her most treasured endeavor of all.

She is survived by her love Itsie: her eight children, Roger, Larry (Tammy), Lynne (William), Gary (Debbie), Sheri, Lee Ann, Paul (Marcella), and Karen: her 22 grandchildren, Chris, Kelly, Troy, Ryan, Ashley B., Matthew, Laura, Sean, Kayla, Ashley R., Naomi, Justin, Brandon, Casey, Kelsey, Kaylee, Ariana, Spencer, Sage, Chad, Carter, and Lilly: and eight great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her father George Beyer, mother Emma (Grovogel) Beyer, adopted brother Clarence (Bee Bee) Beyer, and granddaughter Tara.

A visitation will be held at Stella Maris in Sister Bay on January 11 from 4-7 PM.

Continued visitation will occur on January 12 from 10-11 AM at Stella Maris in Sister Bay, and funeral services will follow at 11:00, with a luncheon after the mass. Anyone who would like to attend the the burial ceremony at Blossomberg Cemetery at 2:30 is welcome.

In lieu of flowers, contributions will be made in Janet's name to the Eagle Tower Fund and the Janet and Alvin Krause Scholarship.

Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Krause family with arrangements.

The Krause family would like to give a special thank you to Leanne Cruz for her endless dedication and loving care for Janet the past few years.

Moreover, the Krause family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Unity Hospice, Becky Nash, Pastor Frank of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Casperson Funeral Home, Father Dave of Stella Maris Parish, and all of the love, support, and words of gratitude from dear friends, the loving Door County community, and beyond.

Mark P. Dahlke

 

By Buchanan Funeral Home



Mark P. Dahlke, age 50 of Luxemburg died on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, at his home.  He was born on November 19, 1967, in Kewaunee to Ronald Dahlke and the former Joyce Kudick.  Funeral Services are tentatively set for 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 11.  A complete obituary will be posted and published when that information is provided.


 

John "Hoot" Utnehmer


By Huehns Funeral Home


John Joseph Utnehmer, "Hoot" to all who knew him, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord, late Wednesday evening, January 3, 2018 at the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King where he had been living in recent years. He was 77.

Hoot's life will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial held at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Military Honors by the United States Marine Corps and the Marine Corps League Door Peninsula Detachment 1130 will follow at the church. He will laid to rest near family in Queen of Peace Cemetery in Antigo.

Visitation for family and friends will held at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Friday afternoon, January 12, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:50 p.m.

THOSE PLANNING ON ATTENDING SERVICES FOR HOOT ARE INVITED TO WEAR THEIR FAVORITE SPORTS JERSEY IN HONOR OF HIS DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITY THROUGH COACHING OVER THE YEARS.

A complete life story will be published in the near future.

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

Wayne E. Ault

 

By Casperson Funeral Home


 

Wayne Edward Ault, 97, passed away quietly at his residence at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, Wisconsin on January 1, 2018. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on January 20, 2018 at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin; with visitation at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m. Pastor James Honig will be officiating. A lunch will be provided after the service.

 

Wayne was born on November 28, 1920, in Hammond, Indiana, the eldest of four children of Fay Ottis and Hazel Forburger Ault. He earned fire protection and electrical engineering degrees from Illinois Institute of Technology in 1943, and shortly after graduation he enlisted in the Navy, serving with the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C., where he met his future wife of 70 years, Dorothy Mae Knight, a legal secretary for Oklahoma congressman Jed Johnson.

 

Following the war, Wayne and Dorothy settled in Boardman, Ohio, where they raised their family and Wayne launched a long, fulfilling career in fire protection. He served for many years in the Ohio Professional Engineering Society, including a term as President. His work moved the family to Aurora, Ohio; later to Deerfield, Illinois; semi-retirement at their much-loved lake home in Fremont, Indiana; and finally to full retirement in Sister Bay, Wisconsin.

 

Wayne is survived by his three daughters: Judith Ann (Carl) Jackson of Sister Bay, WI; Jayne (George) Rusincovitch of Raleigh, NC; and Anita Knight of Pleasant Grove, UT; and he leaves behind four grandchildren (Amy, Shelley Anne, Jeffery and Matthew) and three great-grandchildren (Camden, Ava and Peyton). He is also survived by his brother Leonard (Elizabeth) Ault, of Fort Collins, Colorado, and his sister Evelyn Paul, of Smoaks, South Carolina. Her twin sister, Erma McKinney, preceded Wayne in death.

 

Through his long, productive life, Wayne was admired by family and friends alike for his lifelong love of learning. He was an avid reader and loved pursuing information "down the rabbit hole." He also enjoyed many years of sailing, camping and spending time with his family on memorable adventures.

 

Wayne's daughters would like to express their deep gratitude to all the residents and staff of The Meadows at Scandia Village for the warm friendships and caring for their "Dad," particularly after the death in 2014 of his beloved wife Dorothy.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations may be made to Shepherd of the Bay Youth Fund (P.O. Box 27 Ellison Bay, WI 54210), or to the Good Samaritan Society/Scandia Village (10560 Applewood Road Sister Bay, WI 54234).

 

Wilmer Julius Anschutz

 

By Casperson Funeral Home


Wilmer Julius Anschutz, 87, passed away Friday, December 29, 2017 at his home in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. Wilmer was born February 13, 1930 to Arthur and Hattie (Peterson) Anschutz in Baileys Harbor, the youngest of 3 sons. He graduated from Gibraltar High School, Class of 1948, in Fish Creek.

Wilmer served in the Army from 1954 to 1956, he was stationed near Bordeaux, France as part of the maintenance division. Before leaving for France, he married the love of his life, Mary Ellen Finley, on March 27, at Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Baileys Harbor. Together, they raised 5 children, enjoying life on Kangaroo Lake.

He owned and operated Anschutz Plumbing and Heating along with his four sons and his daughter. He enjoyed a long career in plumbing and remained in Baileys Harbor for his retired years. Wilmer was a family man and everything he did, was for his family. He was an inventor, craftsman, photographer and writer. He enjoyed researching family history and in his later years, he spent his time reminiscing and writing stories of the history of early Door County.

Wilmer is survived by his sons and their spouses, James (Barbara), David (Penny), Todd (Lesley), Thomas (Laura), and daughter Mary Elizabeth. His grandchildren, Benjamin, Erin (Kevin)Bosman, Brett, Paula, Ian, Kayla (fiance' Kirk Schleicher), Brynn (Kollin) Orthober, Tracey (Jason) Rockwell, Shawna, Lily and Lucyan brought him much pride and joy, as well as his great grandchildren, Jacob, Aidan, William Anschutz, Rita Bosman, Kolton Orthober, Keira Clark and Abel Rockwell.

Wilmer was preceded in death by his wife Mary Ellen who passed away in 1991, his parents and 2 brothers, Lloyd and Roland.

Funeral services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor on Saturday, January 27th at 11:00 A.M. with luncheon to follow.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.

We would like to thank the Nursing staff of Unity Hospice - Gwen, Laura, Patty, and Cindy, Casperson Funeral Home, and all of our extended family and friends in the community for their thoughts, prayers and continued support during the last few months.

Online condolences may be made at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

Penelope Brook"Penny" Claflin

 

By Forbes Funeral Home


Penelope Brook"Penny" Claflin, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Jan. 3, 2018 at the Skilled Nursing Facility in Sturgeon Bay.  She was born April 19, 1935 in Gresham, WI to Lawrence and Erma (Siebert) Hoffman, in the family apartment which was above her father's drug store.

Penelope graduated from Gresham High School, class of 1953.  She loved small town Gresham and her high school friends.  She enjoyed marching in the high school band as the majorette. She was also a baton twirler for the Valparaiso University Marching Band.  Penelope still had lots of friends from high school and college.

On Sept. 7, 1957 she married Neil Claflin in Gresham. He passed away on Aug. 20, 1971.  Penelope was employed by Jim and Helen Jolin at Jolin's Drug Store and she later worked for the Alpine Resort.  She was a long time and active member of Salem Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School.

Penelope enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and her extended family. She especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren's church events, athletic competitions, birthday parties, and school events.  Penelope loved cooking and baking for her family during the holidays and for special events.

Survivors include her 3 children and their spouses:  Brent, Tim (Margie), and Pete (Jamie); 9 grandchildren: Emily, Nathan, Reilly, Christian, Austin, Madelyn, Ryan, Sydney and Grace; sisters:  Karen Craig, Fennimore, WI; Deborah (John) Pieper, Green Bay, WI; Craig (Jan) Hoffman, Fort Wayne, IN; brother-in-law Calvin (Darlene) Claflin, Little Sturgeon, WI, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, sisters-in-law, Katie (Rich) Ward, Jean (Charles) Hartman, brothers-in-law, Robert Craig, Warren (Kate) Claflin, Millie Claflin, father and mother-in-law, Connie and  Myrtle Claflin, nieces Jane Jacobs and her goddaughter Carrie (Claflin) Peterson; nephew, Andrew Claflin.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 8, 2018 at Salem Lutheran Church with the Rev. Tod Vertz officiating.  Burial will be in Stevenson Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  On line condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com  Memorials may be directed to Salem Lutheran Church in her memory.

The family would like to thank all the people who supported Penelope during her illness.  Thanks to Cardinal Ridge and Staff, Unity Hospice nurses and staff, Door County Medical Center Staff, the Skilled Nursing Facility and Home Health Care Teams, Dr. Richard Hogan, Pastors Tod Vertz and John Seelman for the wonderful care and support.

John J. Becker


By Buchanan Funeral Home


John J. Becker Sr., age 61 of Kewaunee died on January 3, 2018 at Aurora Baycare Medical Center.  He was born on November 20, 1956 to the former Patricia Holschbach and the late John A.J. Becker.

 

He graduated from Mishicot High School in 1975.  He then owned and worked for Becker Ornamental Iron in Manitowoc all of his life.  He loved the outdoors, especially gardening, hunting in his backyard, fishing, going up north and going on hunting trips.

 

He married Verlayne Pilgrim November 4, 1995 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Carlton.

 

Survivors include his wife: Verlayne; his mother; Patricia Becker, Mishicot; two daughters and one son-in-law: Tina Becker and special friend, Kevin Koehler, Two Rivers; Tammie and Andy Vanlerberghe, Green Bay; two sons and one daughter-in-law: Shawn Pilgrim, Kewaunee; John Jr. and Gabrielle Becker, Two Rivers; six grandchildren: Alissa; Caitlyn; Scooter; John III; Evalynne; Lyla; one great grandchild: Bentley; three sisters: Theresa Becker, Mishicot; JoAnn Becker, Mishicot; Mary (Marty) Scheuer; Kewaunee: three brothers: Clarence (Joan) Becker; Manitowoc; Kevin Becker, Mishicot; Bobby (Jolene) Becker, Mishicot.

 

He was preceded in death by his father John A.J. Becker and his sister Priscilla Becker and his mother-n-law and father-n-law Marcella and Gerhardt Pilgrim.

 

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 5 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until the time of services.  A funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Dcn. Dave Scheuer officiating.

Pearl E. Sixel

 

By Forbes Funeral Home


 

Pearl E. Sixel, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on January 2, 2018.  She was born October 2, 1928, in Gardner to Emil and Martha (Keller) Ahlswede.  On May 26, 1948, she married Donald R. Sixel Sr. who preceded her in death on October 8, 2014.

Before she was married, Pearl worked at Amity Leather in Sturgeon Bay. After marrying Don, they farmed together in Nasewaupee for many years.  Pearl was a lifelong member of Salem Lutheran Church and a past member of the church choir.

Pearl enjoyed music, baking, and feeding the birds on her property.  She had a very special place in her heart for all animals.

Survivors include two sons, Don (Betty) Sixel Jr. and Jan (Sue) Sixel, all of Sturgeon Bay; two daughters, Julaine Williams, Janesville; Paula (Dennis) Villers, Sturgeon Bay; 15 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 29 great- grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson, Justin Sixel; daughter-in-law, Marcia (Malvitz) Sixel; three brothers and four sisters.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2018, at Salem Lutheran Church, the Rev. Tod Vertz officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Forbes Funeral Home and after 1:00 p.m. Sunday at the church until time of services.  On-line condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com.

Hugo H. Klessig


By Forbes Funeral Home


Hugo H. Klessig, 95, Brussels, peacefully entered eternal life at Bellin Memorial Hospital ICU Unit on January 1, 2018. He was born on October 13, 1922, at the Kolberg Cheese Factory, the family home and business of his parents Arthur and Lucy Klessig. Hugo attended Brussels High School where he lettered in basketball his junior year and graduated in the Class of 1942. After graduation, he worked as a welder at Smith Ship Yard in Sturgeon Bay.  On October 1, 1942, he married Mary Jane Mathy at St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay, she preceded him in death on January 1, 2002.

 

In July of 1944, Hugo enlisted in the U.S, Navy completing his basic training in Farragut, Idaho.  Then he was sent to Treasure Island, CA before shipping out with the 7th fleet to the Philippine Islands.  He was given an honorable discharge from the Navy on March 1, 1946, as a Ship Fitter 3rd Class.  After returning home, he began working at the Algoma Plywood Corporation where he worked for 25 years.  While working at the Plywood he received many awards for his thoughtful suggestions on improving his workplace.  In 1976, he went to work for Palmer Johnson's in Sturgeon Bay and retired from there in 1987.  

 

While raising his family, Hugo worked part-time welding in his garage in the evenings for area farmers. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards and watching the Packers.  Hugo also enjoyed bowling with his friends at Curly's in Duval and at the time of his retirement, his co-workers at P.J's designed a special bowling ball with a plow attached.  He was a volunteer member of the B.U.G. Fire Department and was known for making the greatest "Old Fashions" of all times. He was a devoted husband and father who truly enjoyed watching his grandsons play in Door County League Baseball.

 

He is survived by his daughters Sandra (William) Price, Brussels; Paula (Terrance) Herbst, St Francis; and Tena Klessig, Brussels; and one son, Timothy Klessig, Brussels; along with his grandchildren, Richard Price, Dana (Dan) Bosman, Scott (Rachel) Price, Travis (Penny) Price,  John (Andrea), Jessica (Roger) Geisking, Mary (Bryce) Burazin,  Ruth (Mike) Marty, Hugo (Marsha) Klessig , Lucy (Klessig) Collins, and Chad Klessig; one sister and brother-in-law; Lilly Ann (Marvin) Alberts; and 21 great grandchildren; 5 great step-grandchildren; 2 great-great step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Hugo M. Klessig; great-grandson, Christopher Price; three siblings who died at birth, Virgil Klessig, Arthur Klessig Jr., and Kelly Klessig; brother and sister-in-laws, Richard and Audrey Klessig, Wallace and Carmen Mathy, and Kathleen (Mathy) Peterson; his father and mother-in-law, Alphonse and Alice Mathy; and Alice's second husband, Ernest Euclide.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2018, at St. Francis and St. Mary's Parish in Brussels with Rev. Edward Looney officiating.  Entombment will be in the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the church on Saturday.  A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Our family would like to thank, Dr. Robert Anderson, Bellin Health Algoma, for his care for our father in the past several years. We would also like to thank the ER Staff who were present on January 31st as well as all other doctors/nurses/aides who were involved with Dad's care during his brief stay at Bellin Memorial Hospital on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Your compassionate care for our father and family will never be forgotten.  A special thank you to our Father's faithful friend, Ervin, for all the times he picked up dad for "Senior Breakfasts" and many other events with former classmates and friends.

Yolanda T. King

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By Schinderle Funeral Home



Yolanda T. King, 91, Forestville, passed away, Saturday, December 30, 2017 at Atrium Post Acute Care in Kewaunee after a short illness.  She was born Sept. 18, 1926 in the country of Columbia to Walter and Mercedes (Stegmann) Tamberg.   Yolanda was raised and educated in several countries in Europe, including Germany, Belgium and France.  Yolanda earned a BS Degree in the arts while in Berlin and Germany and also a BS Degree of the arts in Paris.


 

After coming to United States she attended the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA.  She was employed in New York City on Madison Ave, in the commercial art and production profession in all phases of advertising media.  Yolanda was a lifelong learner and intellectual with a endless bank of knowledge.


 

Yolanda married Wallace King in West Orange, NJ in 1972.  While in New Jersey she owned a yarn shop and gave knitting lessons.  She also went to nursing school and worked as an LPN for the county in Stillwater, NJ.


 

Yolanda and Wallace came to Forestville in 1990 and operated a sheep farm.  She spun and hand dyed her own wool and enjoyed knitting.  She was a member of the Archive Spinners.  Her other interests were reading and writing.  Yolanda had been a member of the Unitarian / Universalist Church in Wexford, NJ.


 

She is survived by her brother Joaquin (Christine) Tamberg, Bogota, Columbia; many nieces, nephews and cousins in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Europe.


 

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Wallace in 1995.


 

The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, assisted the family with arrangements.


 

Per Yolanda's request, no services will be held.


Lucille (Lukasik) Rosik


By Buchanan Funeral Home


Lucille Rosik, age 96 of Two Rivers, formerly of Kewaunee died on December 31, 2017 at the Wisteria Haus in Two Rivers.  She was born on November 30, 1921 in Brown County to the late Isidore and Stella Lukasik.

 

She married Leo Rosik on July 31, 1948 and he preceded her in death on October 19, 2003.

 

She and Leo farmed at Rio Creek for many years until retiring.  She loved to cook, bake, sew and garden and flowers.  She was an avid bird watcher.

 

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law: Bradley and Linda Rosik, Denmark; Lee and Kim Rosik, Green Bay; two daughters and sons-in-law: Janice and Jim Gayhart, Kewaunee; Linda Rosik-Bohacek and Tom Bohacek, Manitowoc; seven grandchildren: Angela (Steve) Blohowiak; Derek Rosik; Jake Prosser, Amanda, Molly Blodgett; Jason (Laura) Kinjerski; Josh and Lori Kinjerski; a sister-in-law: Leona Pelishek, Green Bay; a brother-in-law: Ernest Rosik, Denmark; one God Child: Myron Lukasik.  She was preceded in death by two brothers: Roman Lukasik; Tony (Deloris) Lukasik; one sister: Lorraine (Omer) Smet and other numerous cousins and in-laws.

 

Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 6 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until the time of services.  A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon.  Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Mildred "Millie" T. Brungraber


By Huehns Funeral Home



Mildred T. Brungraber, 93 years, of the Town of Egg Harbor, passed away Friday morning, December 29, 2017 in the comfort of her home with her family at her side.


She was born at the family home in Town of Egg Harbor on July 4, 1924, the daughter of the late Paul and Elizabeth (Miller) Kuehn. Millie attended Sunny Point School. On April 18, 1942, she was united in marriage to Arthur Paul Brungraber.


Millie was a member of the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church. She enjoyed crocheting, cooking, and baking. Above all, Millie loved being with her family.


She will be deeply missed by her children, Gerhardt (Margaret) Brungraber of Shawano, daughter-in-law, Kathy Brungraber of Sturgeon Bay, Paul (Cindy) Brungraber of Vail, AZ, Wayne (Bev) Brungraber, Randy (Sue) Brungraber, both of Sturgeon Bay, and Rick (Sherri) Brungraber of Egg Harbor; son-in-law, Steve Custer of Tucson, AZ; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and sister, Myrtle Drexler of Sturgeon Bay.


Millie was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two children, Allan Brungraber (7-9-1997) and Judy Custer; and brother and sister, Alvin Kuehn and Doris Dier.


Her life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2017 at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Reeder Herrick officiating. Millie will be laid to rest beside her husband, Arthur, in Lakeview Cemetery in Jacksonport.


Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.Wednesday evening, January 3, 2017 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church, Thursday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.


"Our family would like to express a heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staffs at Door County Medical Center and Unity Hospice for taking such good care of our mother and grandmother. It was comforting to us all."


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