Obituaries Archives for 2018-02

Gary W. Hendricks

By McMahon Funeral Home

Gary W. Hendricks, 51, of New Franken, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 18, 2018 due to a heart attack. Gary was born on November 24, 1966 to Joyce Hansen. Gary attended Preble High School in Green Bay, WI. He married Ann Geitner on August 30, 1986 at St. Joseph's Church in Sturgeon Bay, WI and they were married for 31 years.

Gary held several jobs in the insurance and customer service fields. He was most proud of his military service in the Navy from 1986 - 1994. He served his country on the Destroyer Coontz where he earned the Navy Achievement medal, amongst others. He was stationed at the Naval Base in Norfolk, VA, at the Naval Training Center in Chicago, IL, and was deployed to the Persian Gulf during his service.

Gary loved the Green Bay Packers, riding his ATV, bird watching, online gaming and social media, and living in the country on his 5 acres. He had a passion for animals and volunteered for the Golden Retriever rescue for many years.

He loved spending time with his wife Ann and their own four Goldens at their home in New Franken. Gary loved vacationing with his wife in the Riviera Maya area in Mexico before his disabilities affected his ability to travel. He was a jokester, always trying to make his friends and loved ones laugh. He was a kind, caring, compassionate individual who always thought of others before himself. As part of his caring nature, Gary donated his organs upon his death to help others.

Gary is survived by his wife Ann, brother-in-law James (Debra) Geitner, brother-in-law John (Debbie) Geitner, Uncle Brian Lindberg, Uncle James Jolin, nephews Jeff (Sheila) Geitner, Aaron Geitner, Justin (Chaunte) Geitner and niece Erin (Tim) Ross.

He was preceded in death by his mother Joyce, Aunt Diane Lindberg, father-in-law Edwin Geitner, mother-in-law June Geitner, Aunt Helen Jolin, nephew Kevin Geitner and cousin Kenneth Kintopf.

A private funeral service for the immediate family will be held on Tuesday at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME,LUXEMBURG, per Gary's wishes. The service will be followed by full military rites with the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg

Doris J. Malfroid

By McMahon Funeral Home

Doris J. Malfroid, 88, New Franken, died peacefully on Monday, February 19, 1918 at a local hospital. She was born in Green Bay, Wi. on June 01, 1929 to the late Theodore and Mary (Christensen) Hansford. On August 11, 1951, Doris married Wilfred D. Malfroid at St. Joseph Church in Champion. He preceded her in death, December 22, 2012. Her enjoyments included crocheting, watching stock car racing and spending loving time with her grandchildren at their sporting events. Survivors included two sons and three daughters in law, Ken and Kay Malfroid; Joe and Lynn Malfroid; Lynn Malfroid, all of Luxemburg; seven grandchildren, Valarie (Bill) Hess; Deanna Malfroid (special friend, Eric Waniger); Eric Malfroid; Dan (Melissa) Malfroid; Chris (Melissa) Malfroid; Courtney (Kirk) Muenzenberger; Heather Malfroid; eight great-grandchildren, Trista, Logan and Eric Hess; Madison, Mason, Seth, Molley Malfroid; Chase Muenzenberger; one sister, Elizabeth Schroeder, Green Bay; one sister in law, Eunice Spitzer, Casco; nieces and nephews. Doris was preceded in death by, one son, Rod Malfroid; five brothers, Tony, Alfred, Richard, Robert, Raymond and three sisters, Helen Zinka; Mabel Gaecke and Jean VandeHey; many other brothers in law and sisters in law from the Malfroid Family. Friends may call at St. Kilian Church, New Franken, 9:00 am to 10:45 on Friday, February 23, 2018. Funeral 11:00 am on Friday at the church with Rev. Carol Villaluz officiating. Entombment at the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Marvin "Sonny" Watters, Jr.

By Huehns Funeral Home

 Marvin "Sonny" Floyd Watters, Jr., 79, of Menasha, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday night, February 18, 2018 at ThedaCare Regional Medical Center in Appleton.

He was born January 29, 1939 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Marvin Edward Watters, Sr. and Gertrude (Rackow) Watters. Sonny attended Sawyer School and Sturgeon Bay High School. He served his country with the United States Air Force for four years from 1956 until 1960 and was stationed in Texas and Alaska.

On October 6, 1962, he married Donna Marie Glaub at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. They shared over 32 years of marriage and were blessed with two children.

Sonny had numerous jobs throughout his life. He was employed with Palmer Johnson and Peterson Builders before working for the City of Sturgeon Bay Street Department for over 30 years. Sonny also worked in plumbing for 3 years while living in Sturtevant, WI. He moved to Menasha in 2010.

Sonny was a proud veteran and an active and lifetime member of the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51 in Sturgeon Bay. He liked watching war movies and always enjoyed visiting about military service experiences. Sonny was active and played in numerous dartball and softball leagues in Sturgeon Bay and also bowled in leagues in Menasha.

He is survived by his significant other of eight years, Jeanne Tepolt of Menasha; daughter and son, Robin (Tim) Wendt of Avon Lake, OH and James (Cari) Watters of Sturgeon Bay; their mother, Donna Watters of Sturgeon Bay; five grandchildren, Brennan and Andrew Wendt, and Jordan, Taylor, and Melanie Watters; other relatives; and friends.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 on Friday, February 23, 2018from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Military Honors by the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51 at 11:30 a.m.

Memorials may be given in Marvin's name for the AMVETS Post 51 Terry MacDonald Scholarship Fund and the AMVETS Department of Wisconsin Hospital and Service Foundation Scholarship.

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

Ronald "Ronnie" Iwen


By Schinderle Funeral Home

Ronald "Ronnie" Iwen, 81, Algoma, passed away Sunday Feb. 18, 2018 at St. Mary's Hospital, Green Bay.  He was born July 7, 1936 in Algoma to Henry and Viola (Haucke) Iwen.


Ronnie attended St. Paul's Grade School until 3rd grade and then went to the Algoma Public School until 8th grade.  Ronnie graduated from the Algoma High School in 1954.


Ronnie worked at the Algoma Plywood.  During that time he enlisted in the Army and serviced two years on the East Coast at Fort Devons in Massachusetts.  After he returned home he returned to work at eh Algoma Plywood until it closed.  He then worked at Bayship Building for six years, then he returned to the Algoma Hardwoods until his retirement.


Ronnie married Carol Deprez on June 29, 1961.


Ronnie enjoyed his precious time with his wife, children and grandchildren, shooting pool, bowling, doing yard work, especially his flower beds, cutting wood and walking his dog.


Ronnie is survived by his wife of 54 years, Carol,  two children Scott (Kim) Iwen, Algoma and Jamie Martin, Luxemburg; 10 grandchildren Kaitlynn Iwen (special friend Wade), Sturgeon Bay, Nick and Jeremy Iwen, Algoma, Derek Martin (special friend Mariah), Alek Martin (special friend Emily), Luxemburg, Dominick Martin, Luxemburg; four special step grandchildren Alex Mura, Algoma, Amanda Mura, Oregon, Miranda and Levi Schmidt, Casco; special daughter-in-law Lisa Schmidt and her husband Mark; two sisters Ethel Zimmerman, Algoma and Karen (Ted) Goetzel, Georgia; brothers in-law Ken (Sally) Deprez, Green Bay; Mark (Carol) Deprez, Hartland; Walter Deprez Jr., Sturgeon Bay and Allen (Sue) Deprez, Algoma; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Ronnie was preceded in death by son Duane, parents Henry and Viola, father and mother-in-law Walter and Josephine (Chaudoir) Deprez, two brothers-in-law James Deprez and Harvey Zimmerman.


Family and friends may call at St.Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma, on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 from 8:30 AM  until the time of services at 11:30 AM with Rev. John Moll and Rev. Joel McKenney officiating.  Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Amanda DeWitt Engberg

By Peace of Mind Funeral Home

Amanda DeWitt Engberg, née Mulliken, 69, of Washington Island and Appleton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 17, 2018.  She was surrounded by her family.


Amanda is survived by her children Lillie (Tony) Conrad, Edrik (Alyssa) Engberg, and William (Ava) Engberg; her grandchildren Henry and Ana; her fur babies; and many dear family members and friends.  Amanda was preceded in death by her parents, Emily and David Mulliken.


Amanda had a great life raising her family and working as an artist and silversmith. Her childhood years were spent living in a variety of places ranging from Washington, DC to California, France to Japan, and finally moving back to her family's hometown of Champaign, Illinois to finish high school and attend college.  She found her true home, however, in Door County where she lived until this past fall. She owned and operated DeWitt Jewelry for more than 40 years, through which she was well known for her highly artistic silver bracelets, earrings and pendants, all of which were one-of-a-kind creations she hammered herself.  Amanda always found serenity in being outdoors and remained very active throughout her life. Her humor, wit, and character will be missed by the many friends and acquaintances she made over her lifetime, and will especially be missed by her loving children.


A memorial service will be held at a future date.  We look forward to sharing stories and celebrating her life with you!

Blanche Idelle Jacobson

By Huehns Funeral Home

Blanche Idelle (Gunnlaugsson) Jacobson, 97, of Sturgeon Bay, fell asleep in the loving arms of her family and awoke in the arms of the Lord on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

She was born January 13, 1921 on Washington Island in Door County to Bjorn and Clara (Hansen) Gunnlaugsson. Blanche was one of 16 Gunnlaugsson children. She attended Washington Island School.

On October 26, 1939, Blanche was united in marriage to Arnold Bennett Jacobson in Valparaiso, IN. They were blessed with six children and over 58 years of marriage. Her beloved husband, Arnold "Jake", was called Home to the Lord on November 20, 1997.

Blanche cared for others as a nursing assistant at Door County Memorial Hospital in Sturgeon Bay for over eleven years from 1970 until 1981.

She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Blanche always enjoyed cheering her family on at various school and athletic events. First and foremost, in Blanche's life though, was her love for the Lord. She was a charter member of Bayside Christian Fellowship (now Celebration Church) in Green Bay where her son, Pastor Arni Jacobson, was founding pastor. More recently, Blanche was attending Life Church in De Pere. She was a beautiful, independent, remarkably, uplifting Christian lady who still was driving, and playing a good game of cards with her brother, Orin and friends at the Sturgeon Bay Senior Center.

Blanche's legacy and love will live in the hearts of her family: Pastor Arni (Janet) Jacobson of Green Bay, Jerry (Penny) Jacobson of Sturgeon Bay, Mark (Belinda) Jacobson of Hubbard Lake, MI, and Laurie (Jack) Bastman of Sturgeon Bay; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; six siblings, Lorraine "Polly" Kinete, Angeline Gauger, Pauline McFarlin, Nathan (Karen), Orin, and Rosalie Gunnlaugsson; other relatives; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter (1966) and son-in-law, Judith (Darrel) Doxtator and son and daughter-in-law, David (Sydney "Dee") Jacobson; two great-grandchildren, Andrea Barnier and Luke Madden; one sister, Arline; eight brothers, Kenneth, Clayton, Peter, Calvin, Stewart, Everett, Murray, and Danny.

Blanche's life will be celebrated with a funeral service held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with her son and grandson, Pastors Arni and Chad Jacobson, along with Pastor Shawn Hennessy officiating. She will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery, beside her husband, Arnold "Jake" Jacobson.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Leo G. Lyons

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Leo G. Lyons, age 54 of Green Bay, formerly of Kewaunee died on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital.  He was born on February 17, 1963 to Donald and the late Jannie Mae (Nissley) Lyons.

Leo worked at various jobs to include Leyse Aluminum Co., Fiala's Fish Market, Mirro Aluminum Co. and Tip Top Shows until becoming disabled due to an automobile accident. He enjoyed playing cards, bingo and going out to eat.

Survivors include his father: Donald, Two Rivers: one sister and brother-in-law: Cindy and Mike Boulanger, Casco; two brothers and one sister-in-law: Mike Lyons, Amberg, WI; Richard (Tina) Lyons, Two Rivers; three step-brothers: Steven Zunker; Douglas Zunker; Donald Zunker; one step-sister-in-law: Dawn (Richard) Zunker and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his step-mother: Judy; two step-brothers: Mike Zunker; Richard Zunker and one step-sister: Sandy Zunker.

A memorial service is planned and will be announced here at a later date.

Adeline M. Seidl

By McMahon Funeral Home

Adeline M. Seidl (Mrs. Leonard G. Seidl), 90 of New Franken, died early Friday morning February 16, 2018 at her home.  She was born in Pilsen on February 05, 1928 to the late Wenzel and Catherine (Mleziva) Ledvina.  On March 17, 1945 she married Leonard G. Seidl at St. Joseph Church in Pilsen.  They would have been married nearly 73 years.  They purchased their farm in New Franken in 1952 and together worked side by side for decades.  Never letting grass grow under her feet, Adeline worked at Zuider Zee Super Club, where she made many lifelong friends, at the closing of the Zuider Zee, she moved on to Hardee's where she was the early morning biscuit maker, also making many friends.  Her enjoyments included traveling, mystery trips and just "Going" in general.  Adeline enjoyed a house full of people, she loved socializing with anyone no matter their age! She was very active in the lives of her grandchildren, Casey and Travis and truly enjoyed her great-grandson, Leo.

Survivors include her husband Leonard, their children, James "Jim" Seidl, Jean (Bob) Wanish, all of New Franken; their grandchildren, Casey Wanish; Travis Wanish; their great-grandson, Leo Wanish; two sisters in law and one brother in law, Muriel Seidl, Luxemburg; Marcella (Gerald) Tilot, Green Bay; her lifelong friend, Joyce Liebeck, Sugarbush; nieces and nephews.

Adeline was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Seidl; her parents, Wenzel and Catherine Ledvina; two brothers and two sisters in law, Edward (Emily) Ledvina; Benard "Ben" (Mildred) Ledvina; three brothers in law and two sisters in law, Mike (Lillian) Seidl; Henry "Hank" (Agnes) Seidl; Harold Seidl; her father in law and mother in law, Henry and Frances Seidl.

Friends may call 4:00 and 7:00 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG.  Closing parish prayer service at7:00 pm with Cheryl Marcique.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am, Thursday, February 22, 2018 at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Sugarbush.  Funeral 11:00 am Thursday, at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.  Burial in St. Hubert Cemetery, Sugarbush.

Althea Maude Logerquist

By Huehns Funeral Home

Althea Maude Logerquist, 86, of Jacksonport, passed away peacefully at home on February 16, 2018.

She was born January 16, 1932, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of John Franklin Christian Hansen and Bess Viola (Logan) Hansen. Althea graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1950. She was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Benjamin Logerquist on August 22, 1953 at the Congregational Church in Sturgeon Bay, and they were blessed with two daughters and over 61 years of marriage. Ben passed away November 29, 2014.

Althea initially worked as an accountant at the shoe factory in Sturgeon Bay and then with Rayovac Lantern in Madison. She was a devoted wife to Ben and supported him throughout his years of service as an officer in the United States Army. She became an expert at packing and setting up a new household, having moved 27 times in 26 years. They returned to Door County in 1981 after Ben retired from service.

Althea had a strong faith and was a member of the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church and also attended the Jacksonport United Methodist Church. She had a love for music and enjoyed singing in church choirs for over 50 years. Althea was a Girl Scouts leader and organizer for her daughters and was active on church committees. Her love for the Green Bay Packers was evident from the green and gold attire she often wore, and she instilled that love for the Packers in her daughters. Althea was known for wearing her housecoat until noon. She found relaxation in reading and tending her vegetable and flower gardens.

Althea will be deeply missed by her two daughters, Deborah (Paul) Schumacher of Clark Lake in Jacksonport and Cheryl Thomas of San Francisco, CA; two grandchildren, Shonda (Arthur) Moats of Pittsburg, PA and Chaz Thomas of San Francisco, CA; four great-grandchildren, Kaylor, Ava, and Grey Moats, and Harper Thomas; one sister-in-law, Jane (Jerry) Mead of Lewisburg, PA; many dear nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and four brothers and one sister, Marcus, Jack, Giles "Chub", and Benjamin (Harriet) Hansen, and Elizabeth "Betty" (Clayton) Euclide.

Althea's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church with Rev. David Leistra officiating. She will be laid to rest in Lakeview Cemetery in Jacksonport, beside her beloved husband, Ben.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church, Saturday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials may be given in Althea's name for the Jacksonport Fire Department and the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church.

Gloria A. Johnson

By Casperson Funeral Home

Gloria A. Johnson, 80, of Gills Rock, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2018. She was born Oct. 20, 1937, in Ellison Bay to Lawrence and Annette Wickman. After marrying Roger Johnson, Gloria made the big move north from Ellison Bay to Gills Rock, where she resided until recently.

Gloria attended Ellison Bay Grade School and graduated from Gibraltar High School.

During her life, Gloria worked at the Viking Restaurant, Johnson Builders, Uncle Tom's Candies, Ellison Bay Post Office and Liberty Grove Polling Station. Her outgoing personality, attention to detail and work ethic were valued by all fortunate enough to have worked with her.

As an active member of Bethel Baptist Church in Ellison Bay, she enjoyed serving others in a variety of ways including Church Treasurer for 30 years, Sunday School Teacher for 30 years, Bible study host, bulletin production and meal preparation.

While Gloria was well known for her work and service to others, she will be fondly remembered for being a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, along with a willingness to help anyone in need. She took an active interest in the well-being of everyone she cared for.

Gloria is survived by three children, Richard (Joyce), Randy, and Michael (Crystal); eight grandchildren, Matthew (Emily), Jeni (Jason), Mandy (Justin), Kristi, Annie, Melody, Abigail, Cate and Ellie Jubilee; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Sisters; Joan (Bob), Nyla and brother Larry and brother-in-law Barky.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister Pat Anderson, brother-in-law Robert Small and daughter Connie.

Services will be held on Friday, February 23rd at Bethel Baptist Church in Ellison Bay, with a celebration of her life at 1 P.M. Visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until the time of service, with a time of fellowship to follow. Burial will be at Ellison Bay Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.

Special thanks to Anna's Healthcare, Unity Hospice, many friends and neighbors for their efforts.

Gary K. Gustafson

By Huehns Funeral Home


Gary K. Gustafson, 56, of Little Sturgeon, was called to his eternal home, Tuesday night, February 13, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay following an automobile accident.

He was born July 18, 1961 in Milwaukee, the son of Norman and Margaret (Randazzo) Gustafson. Gary operated G-Man painting business and was an accomplished yacht painter. On December 31, 2016, he married his best friend, Sandra "Sandy" R. LaViolette, in Algoma.

Gary was a "get out of bed and get it done" kind of person. He loved his family, friends, and playing in various pool leagues, recently with JD's Pool Team.

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Sandra LaViolette; two daughters, Destiny and Cassandra Hoeff; his mother, Margaret Gustafson; sister, Donna Gustafson; and five step-children, Ezekiel, Sarah, Zeph, Psalm, Samuel; ten step-grandchildren.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Norman Gustafson; paternal grandparents, Clarence and Irene Gustafson; maternal grandparents, Vincent and Margaret Randazzo; aunts, Marie Kiedrowski and Janet Claflin; uncle, Vernon Gustafson; and parents-in-law, Howard and Betty LaViolette. Scooby, Gary and Sandy's dog, joined him in eternal life as a result of riding with Gary during the accident.

Gary's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with visitation beginning at 5:00 p.m.

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

John Louis Gabert

By Huehns Funeral Home


John Louis Gabert, 59, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Door County Medical Center.

He was born October 25, 1958 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of David and Janet (Fernandez) Gabert. John graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School and served his country with the United States Army. He was an accomplished craftsman, building log homes and furniture while living in Northern Wisconsin. John returned to Sturgeon Bay seventeen years ago and worked for Bay Shipbuilding Co. as a shipfitter where he was lead man on his shift.

On March 10, 1997, he married Frances Kay Wardius in Rhinelander. John enjoyed woodworking, riding his Harley, and touring Wisconsin with Frances. He was a quiet, gentle soul with a rough exterior who often committed random acts of kindness.

John will be deeply missed by his wife, Frances; mother, Janet Haskell of Sturgeon Bay; father, David (Elaine) Gabert of Sturgeon Bay; daughter, Melissa Gabert of Sturgeon Bay; two step-sons, Shawn LeMieux of Sturgeon Bay and Christopher Wardius of Hartford, WI; siblings, George (Judy) Gabert of Texarkana, TX, Dave Jr. (Kathy) Gabert of Port St. Lucy, FL, Celia (Randy) LaVenture of Sturgeon Bay, Susan Oliver of Riverview, FL, Cindy Cihlar of Sturgeon Bay, and Julie (Steve) Lau of Riverview, FL.

He was preceded in death by his step-father, Roger Haskell.

John's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

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

Laurel Joniaux

By McMahon Funeral Home

Laurel G. Joniaux, age 86, Luxemburg passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Autumn Fields Senior Living Community. Laurel was bon in Luxemburg January 21, 1932 to the late Edward and Blanch (Gilson) Joniaux. He graduated from Casco High School in 1949 and went on proudly to serve our county in the U. S. Coast Guard. On August 17, 1957 he married Sandra Agamaite at St. Louis Church, Dyskesville. Laurel worked for the Kewaunee County Highway Department retiring after 38 years of service. He also raised his family on the home farm in Thiry Daems. Laurel loved fishing and hunting with his sons and grandsons and had so many great times at "the cabin". He looked forward to the "Joniaux Camping Adventure" every summer. In his later years he loved it when all of his 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren would come to visit.

Laurel is survived by his wife of 60 years, Sandra; four children, Cheryl (Dennis) Dufek, Luxemburg; Lynn (Mike) Mleziva, New Franken; Mark (Linda) Joniaux, Robbie (Heather) Joniaux, all of Luxemburg; 12 grandchildren, Matt (Patti) Dufek; Dana (Phil) Prusinski; Nicki (special friend Hunter); Carrie (Brandon) Spude; Amy (Jeff) Werth; Danielle (Brandon) Alexander; Ashley (Chris) Hanold; Kristin (Rob) Delimat; Kelsey (special friend, Trav); Logan (special friend Christine); Lucas and Hunter Joniaux, 17 great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Elizabeth, James, Emily, Phinehas, Benjamin, Isaac, Brianna, Owen, Claire, Colin, Lincoln, Easton, Chase, Braelynn, Brynlee and Harper; four god-children, Chris Waldow; Chris Joniaux; Perry Dalebroux; Jessica Pearson; one sister and one brother in law, Jody (Larry) Vandertie, Casco; one sister in law, Annette Joniaux, Dyckesville; four sisters in law and three brothers in law, Yvonne Pennings, New Franken; Evelyn Agamaite, Dyckesville; James (Linda) Agamaite, Florence; Art Alexander, Martin (Sue) Konop, all of Green Bay.

Laurel was preceded in death by two brothers, Ron Joniaux; Raymond (Fern) Bouche; one sister, Shirley (Ervin) Vandermause; five brothers in law and five sisters in law, Ken Landwehr; Felix Jr. (LaVonne) Agamaite; Garland Agamaite; Donald (Jean) Agamaite; Jack Pennings; Gloria Alexander; Diane Konop; Donna Agamaite, his father in law and mother in law, Felix and Gladys Agamaite.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 2:00 to 5:30 pm on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Closing parish prayer service with Cheryl Maricque at 5:30 pm on Sunday.

Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Monday, February 19, 2018 at St. Joseph Church, Champion.

Funeral at 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating. Full Military rites will follow the funeral Mass with the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg.

Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

The family would like to thank Lori, Stacy and all the amazing staff of Autumn Fields for their wonderful care they gave to Laurel during his time there. You truly spoiled him! Also, thank you to his many good friends and neighbors who took time to come and visit him and brighten his day. A sincere thank you to the Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Squad and the First Responders.

Mary Kirch

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Mary Kirch, 65, Cottage Grove, passed away Feb. 8, 2018 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI.  "Mary Beth" was born in Algoma, WI on June 30, 1952, the fifth of seven children born to Elmer and Marguerite (Jenkins) Rye.

Mary Elizabeth Rye married Terry L. Kirch in Madison, WI on April 4, 1987.  No children were born to them, but there were always cats in their household.


Mary is survived by her husband Terry; one sister Patricia Delforge (Dale Larsen), four brothers David (Pat) Rye, Terry (Sharon) Rye, Morris Rye and Paul Rye; numerous nieces, nephews and their families; all ten of her husband, Terry's siblings and their families (Kirch family from rural Mazomanie, WI); and cousins galore.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Richard Rye.


Family and friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 from 11 AM until the time of services at 1 PM with Pastor Peter Mannoja officiating.  Interment will take place at a later time in King, WI at the Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

David C. Zellner

By Buchanan Funeral Home

David C. Zellner, age 66 of Kewaunee, died on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at home surrounded by his family, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born on November 2, 1951 to Richard and the late Rosella (Wery) Zellner.

He graduated from Kewaunee High School with the Class of 1969.  He married Margaret Kinjerski on September 19, 1970 at St. Hedwig's Church in East Krok.

David and Margie farmed early in their married life. Dave continued in the agriculture business the rest of his career, including owning a construction business with his Dad. He transitioned into agricultural sales, working for Bill Lorrigan Construction until his retirement in November of 2017.

He wore many hats.  He was a husband, father, grandfather, fireman, Town Chairman, coach and friend.  He spent roughly 30 years volunteering for the Tisch Mills Squeekers. His hobbies included wood working, hunting, fishing, camping, playing cards, and being on or around tractors.  He very much enjoyed the company of his family, especially teasing his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Margie, daughters Jackie (Rick) Duescher, Luxemburg; Jamie (Jason) Wozniak, Green Bay; sons Brad Zellner and special friend Jenna Kegler, Luxemburg; and Bill Zellner.  Grandchildren Brandon, Brookelynn, Dalton, Carli, Tyler, Mathew, Brody, Deanna, Chase and Anthony.  He is also survived by his father, sisters Donna (Pat) Flanagan and Karen (Dave) Frisque, and in-laws Dolores Krueger, Donna (David) Opicka, Frank (Laurie) Kinjerski and Annie (Norb) Zelewske.  He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbors and friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, in-laws Frank Sr. and Leona Kinjerski, son Michael, grandson Mason, brother Donald, three infant sisters, brother-in-law Aaron Krueger, nephew LCpl Dean Opicka.

Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Friday at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee.  A parish wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation continues on Saturday, at St. Lawrence Church, Stangelville after 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Fr. Dennis Drury.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in Norman.

Dorothy M. Luckhard


By Forbes Funeral Home



Dorothy M. Luckhard, 88, of Sturgeon Bay passed away peacefully at Sturgeon Bay Health Services on February 12, 2018.  She was born September 25, 1929 in Chicago to Henry and Dorothy Frank.   On March 6, 1948 she married the love of her life, Ralph A. Luckhard in Chicago.  In 1970, they moved to Southern Door County with their three children, Robert, Linda and Debbie.  They ran a small business on County C called "Dorral General Store" where they sold everything from TV's, to clothing, to groceries.

After operating the store, Dorothy started work at Leeds and Deels which eventually became Emerson Motors.  There she made numerous friends which she still had until her passing.  One in particular was Trudy Berkhahn who was truly her best friend and traveling companion.  Their friendship was a special one.

Dorothy had a full and wonderful life traveling to places such as Australia, Alaska and many points in between.  Being a member of the Red Hatters, she spent much of her latter years with many good friends enjoying the good life.

Survivors include her son, Robert (Marilyn) Luckhard; a daughter, Debbie (Quintin) Serafico; seven grandchildren, Michael Luckhard, Jeremy (Lisa) Hartwig, Chad Hartwig, Jenny Hartwig, Brad (Trisha) Geisel, Brian (April) Geisel, Brenda Shefchik; eight great-grandchildren, Jeremy Hartwig, Jr., Casey and Chase Hartwig, Gage and Gavin Geisel, Troy and Amber Geisel, and  Alivia Shefchik;  and son-in-law, Roy Geisel. Preceding her in death were her husband Ralph, daughter Linda and grandson Troy.

Funeral Services will be 4:00 p.m. Monday, February 19, 2018 at Forbes Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2:00 p.m. on Monday until time of services. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.

Special thanks to the wonderful nurses and staff at Sturgeon Bay Health Services, also to the Red Hatters who came to play cards with her every Tuesday and a final special thanks to Lisa Hartwig who was always there with fresh flowers and lots of hugs.

Margaret "Maggie" Ann De Meuse

By Huehns Funeral Home

Margaret "Maggie" Ann De Meuse, 54, of the Town of Sevastopol, was called Home to be with the Lord, Sunday evening, February 11, 2018 while in the comfort of her home with her family at her side.

She was born September 18, 1963 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Robert John Skippon, Sr., and Marylou (Leslie) Skippon. Maggie graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1981. She was united in marriage to Larry John De Meuse on September 22, 1990 at Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Institute where she remained a lifelong member.

Maggie worked as a waitress at the Scandia Supper Club in Sturgeon Bay. She was a machine operator for Emerson and then N.E.W. Industries. Maggie was employed with Door County Medical Center and the Lull-Abi Inn of Egg Harbor. She also supported her husband on the family farm.

Maggie was a hard worker and always had a job. She was athletic and loved sports. Maggie had a great appreciation and passion for any sport her children were involved in. Her greatest love though, was for her family; she was especially proud of her children.

Maggie's love will live on in the hearts of her husband, Larry of the Town of Sevastopol; son and daughter, Christopher De Meuse and Jessica De Meuse, both of Green Bay; father, Robert Skippon, Sr., of Sturgeon Bay; six siblings, Daniel Skippon of Hartford, WI, Michael (Kandie) Skippon of West Jacksonport, Betty (Tom) Schulze, Mary (Ron) Frando, Lori Skippon, all of Sturgeon Bay, and Robert Skippon, Jr., of Forestville; other relatives; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Maggie's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Institute with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Maggie will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a parish wake service to be held at 7:45 p.m. Visitation will continue at Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Saturday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

Memorials may be given in her memory.

"Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to all the hospital staff that have cared for Maggie throughout the years. We also would like to extend a thank you to all the friends and family that have supported Maggie and kept our family in their thoughts and prayers."

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

Joan Theresa Whitelaw

By Huehns Funeral Home

Joan Theresa Whitelaw, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away peacefully at her home at Pine Crest Village on Sunday, February 11, 2018.

She was born February 28, 1933 in Niagara, WI, the daughter of the late Anton and Elizabeth (Gavorosky) Hohol. She was the youngest of seventeen children. Joan moved to Chicago, IL in her teenage years and began working at Montgomery Wards downtown. Through a blind date, she met James Whitelaw, the love of her life, and they were united in marriage on June 27, 1959. He preceded her in death on June 18, 2007.

Joan also worked at Advance Dial until her retirement. She enjoyed traveling to visit family, spending time at the cottages, fishing, going to casinos, watching television, and spending time on her laptop computer. Later in life, Joan enjoyed beading, card art, playing cards, bowling, and socializing with her Pine Crest family, especially Arlene. She also liked helping lead exercise and the praying of the Rosary at Pine Crest.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Frank (Marie), Walter (Frances), Edward (Gilda), Joseph (Luella), John, Stanley (Betty),  Henry, Chester (Lucille and Char), Anthony "Pat" (Nancy), and George (Louise) Hohol; sisters, Helen (Frank) Cabaj, Bernice (Rudy) Chromisky, Marian (Edmund) Krol, Stephanie (Bernard) Trottier, Stella (Perry) Fox,  and Florence (Richard) Forsland.

She was a wonderful wife, mother, auntie, grandmother, and friend. Joan loved her family and friends and will be missed by all. She is survived by her twins: son, Jimmy (Judi Dahlquist) Whitelaw and daughter, Debbie (Paul) Whitelaw Gorski; grandsons, Tyler and Cory (fiancé, Jessica Monfils) Gorski; sisters-in-law, Nancy Hohol and Louise Hohol; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joan's life will be celebrated at Pine Crest Village, 1241 N. 18th Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Her life will also be celebrated at Fairview Memorial Park, 900 N. Wolf Rd., Northlake, IL 60164 on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Joan's memory to Unity Hospice, Thresholds (Chicago), or the charity of your choice.

"Our family would like to thank the wonderful and caring staff at Pine Crest, Dr, Kelton Reitz, and Unity Hospice for their attentive and loving care."

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



Ruth M. Burmeister


By Schinderle Funeral Home

Ruth M. Burmeister, 96, Algoma, passed away Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.  She was born September 14, 1921 in Forestville to Emil and Anna (Duwe) Wilke.

Ruth attended the Forestville and Carnot Schools.  After school she worked in the Chicago area as a housekeeper and nanny for a private family for a short period.  She then came to Algoma and worked at the US Plywood where she met Harold Burmeister.  They were married May 31, 1947 at St. Peter's Church, Forestville.  After the marriage Ruth was pretty much a stay at home mother raising her eight children.  Ruth enjoyed her time with family, gardening, bird watching, reading and playing cards.

She is survived by her seven living children Linda (Allen) Haszel, Kewaunee; Dennis Burmeister, Forestville; Diane Marit, Milwaukee; Ron Burmeister, Green Bay; Carol, Attleboro, MA; Janet (Ken) Hecker, Algoma; and Lois Burmeister (Robert Whitford), Algoma; three granddaughters Karen (Dennis) Steinhorst, Kathy (Ken) Harz and Sara Burmeister; five great grandchildren Carolyn, Kyle, Dylan, Logan and Brittany; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold, son John, brothers Leonard Wilke and Marvin (Barbara) Wilke; and two sisters Verna (Victor) Laurent and Helen (Elmer) Schiesser.

Family and friends may call at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 from 9:30 AM until the time of services at 11 AM with Rev John Moll and Rev. Joel McKenney officiating.  Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery.

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

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Gail M. Walker

By Forbes Funeral Home

Gail Walker, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Feb. 12, 2018 at Door County Medical Center.  She was born Jan. 7, 1933 in Gardner to Desire and Edith (Delsipee) Sacotte.  On May 30, 1952 she married Robert Walker in Brussels.

Gail attended Stevenson Pier Grade School and graduated from Brussels High School as Salutatorian.  She also attended the University of WI -Green Bay, St. Cloud Business College in Minnesota and classes at NWTC during her retirement.

During her life, Gail worked for Bunda's Dept. Store, J.C. Prange Co., JC Penny in Des Moines IA and as a teacher's aide in LaKeville, MN and Sturgeon Bay.  She retired from Honeywell Inc. in Plymouth, MN and then worked for Evergreen Nursery.

She was always an active member of any community she lived in belonging to numerous organizations throughout her life.  She was a president of the PTA, den mother for Boy Scouts, secretary for several women's organizations, and the Sturgeon Bay Garden Club and an active member of Bay View Lutheran Church where she served on numerous committees including Christ Care.

Gail enjoyed a variety of hobbies and interests including reading mysteries in grandma's old rocker, biking, cross country skiing, Bible studies, gardening, listening to music, bird watching, taking pictures, crossword puzzles, scrabble and spending time with her family.  She was also a collector of brass, Santas, and antiques.

She is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Dave) Wilson, Sturgeon Bay; 2 sons, James Walker, Jacksonville, AR; and Galen (Brenda) Walker, St. Paul Park, MN; grandsons, Adam (Nicole) Wilson and Skyler Walker; 2 great-grandsons Jacob and Connor Wilson; step-grandchildren, Trevor and Kyra Leonard; sister-in-law Arbutus Sacotte and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, grandson Nathan Wilson, sister Beulah Dart, brothers, Mervin (Mayme) and Ellsworth Sacotte, and brother-in-law Juluis Dart, several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, from 3:00 – 6:00 pm.  A memorial service will be held at Bay View Lutheran Church on Monday at 11:00 am with one hour of visitation prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Hazel Irene (Johnson) Ellison

By Huehns Funeral Home

Hazel Irene Ellison, 97, of Sturgeon Bay, fell asleep in the loving arms of her family and awoke in the arms of her Lord, Thursday afternoon, February 8, 2018 at Door County Medical Center.

She was born August 17, 1920 in the Town of Clay Banks, the daughter of Alvin M. and Amanda (Viste) Johnson. Hazel attended Carnot Grade School and graduated from Algoma High School and continued her studies at Manitowoc Vocational School. She was united in marriage to Curtis Raymond Ellison on June 24, 1944 at Forest Lutheran Church in Carnot in the Town of Forestville, and they were blessed with over 46 years of marriage. Curtis passed away November 16, 1992.

Hazel worked for Algoma Farmers' Co-op as an assistant bookkeeper and then as a manager at the Forestville Co-op. She sold World Book Encyclopedias for 30 years.

Hazel was a former member of Forest Lutheran Church and currently a member of Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. She served as secretary of education for the Green Bay Conference (Lutheran) Women's Group. At church, Hazel taught Sunday school and vacation bible school, was a member of the Ladies Aid, prayer chain, quilting group, and the Bible Study Circle.

Her love will live on in the hearts of her three children, Robert (Maryellen) Ellison, Lee (Mary) Ellison, both of Forestville, and Kathleen Ellison of Green Bay; four grandsons, Kurt (friend, Laura Exely), Kyle, John (fiancé, Jen Krueger), Reese (Stephanie); and two great-grandchildren, Brooklyn and Reid.

Hazel was welcomed Home by her parents; husband; infant daughter, Cheryl Ann Ellison; one brother and three sisters, Bob Johnson, Mildred (Clifford) Gunnlaugsson, June (Fritz) Kortbein, and Shirley (Gerald) Kugler; and three sisters-in-law, Esther (Raymond) Anderson, Viola (Wilmer) Long, and Hazel R. Ellison.

Hazel's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Timothy Malek officiating. Hazel will be laid to rest in Forest Lutheran Cemetery in Carnot in the Town of Forestville, beside her husband, Curtis.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Bay View Lutheran Church, Tuesday morning, from 8:30 a.m. until the time of service.

Roald Christian Haugen

By Forbes Funeral Home

Roald Christian Haugen was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on May 23, 1928. He was the fifth of six children born to a Norwegian immigrant dad, and a first generation mom whose parents were Norwegian immigrants. Roald attended Eau Claire High School, graduating in 1946.  During his senior year, he played on the Eau Claire High School Old Abes basketball team that lost the state championship game by three points.  Throughout his life he would remark about that state tournament, and how he lamented that the Old Abes came three points short!  Following high school, he attended two small private Christian colleges before transferring to UW Eau Claire where he graduated.  On June 20, 1952, Roald married Marilyn Ruth Siggens.  They had dated for 5 ½ years prior to their wedding, and they were married for 65 ½ years.  Theirs was a love story spanning 71 years.  


In the fall of 1952 Roald and Marilyn moved to Chicago where he began graduate studies at Northern Baptist Seminary. Marilyn taught school in Berwyn, Illinois.  Growing up a Chicago Cub fan, Roald capitalized on the opportunity while he lived in Chicago to take in some games at Wrigley Field. Because of the influence of pastoral leaders Roald respected in Chicago, including Pastor Gordon Johnson, Roald transferred to Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. Gordon Johnson was serving a church in Chicago that was part of a movement associated with the Baptist General Conference (the BGC movement is today called "Converge").  Bethel Seminary had ties with the BGC.  Following graduation from Bethel Seminary, he served for a time as a student pastor in Richland Center, WI, before becoming the lead pastor in 1957 of a church in Menominee, Michigan.  


While in Menominee, two sons were born to Roald and Marilyn – Tim in February of 1958, and James in September of 1960.  Roald was meaningfully engaged in his sons' lives, and he wisely recognized the unique interests in each of his sons.  He loved them both and supported their distinctive God-given talents and corresponding interests.


Roald served three BGC churches as a lead pastor over a span of 25 years – North Shore Church in Menominee, Michigan, Center Baptist Church in Omaha, Nebraska, and First Baptist Church in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  While he was a pastor in Sturgeon Bay, he had a weekly radio broadcast that aired on WDOR, "The Upward Look."  


After resigning from the church in Sturgeon Bay, Roald drew on some of his undergraduate training in education and had opportunity for a number of years to serve as a substitute teacher in the Sturgeon Bay Public Schools.  Marilyn was a kindergarten teacher who taught school for 44 years, 24 of them in the Sturgeon Bay schools. For Roald, he became known as "Rev" to the students he served as a substitute in both the middle school and the high school.  


Roald was a gospel man. He was gripped by grace. He oriented his life around Jesus, and the good news of Christ's redeeming love most poignantly displayed at the cross.  He believed the triumph of the cross was powerfully confirmed in the resurrection of Jesus.


Simplicity was a characteristic of his life. He prioritized the Lord Jesus, and he placed high value on family.  He was lovingly devoted to his wife.  He loved his sons and their families.  He delighted in his six grandchildren, and he savored the privilege of visits from his great grandchildren.  He personally met seven of his eight great grandchildren, with the eighth due to be born in March.  


Roald passed quietly into the presence of His Savior, Jesus, on Thursday morning, February 1.  His son, Tim, was right beside him when Roald took his last breath. Tim described the experience this way – one moment Tim was telling his dad he loved him, and in the very next moment Roald was hearing Jesus telling him He loved him.


Roald was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Dena Haugen, two sisters, May Haugen and Jenny Graves (Everett), two brothers, Alfred Haugen (Ruth), and Arnold Haugen, and his parents-in-law, Charlotte and John Siggens, and a brother-in-law, Ray Siggens (Peggy).


He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of Sturgeon Bay, his son, Tim (Ann) currently of Glenwood Springs, CO, his son, James, of Chicago, IL, six grandchildren, Karissa Marquez (Cory), Shelly Lettau (Ryan), Stacey Fall (Jonathan), Erik Haugen, Anika Haugen, and Kirsten Haugen, eight great grandchildren, a brother, Gordon Haugen (Shari) of North Aurora, IL, a sister-in-law, Ginny Haugen of Tennessee, and sixteen nephews and nieces.


A memorial service has been scheduled at First Baptist Church in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, February 17, at 1 PM, with Pastor Tim Haugen and Pastor Cory Dahl officiating.  A private family visitation and committal service will be held.  A visitation time with family and friends is planned following the memorial service in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church.  Memorial gifts will be shared with Christian ministries close to the heart of the Haugen family.

Donald L. Hanson

By Casperson Funeral Home

Donald L. Hanson

July 16, 1945 – February 8, 2018

He was born July 16, 1945 in Neenah, WI to Lawrence Howard Hanson and Katherine May (Kodanko) Hanson. He graduated from Neenah High School in 1964. He worked for Main Autobody in Neenah before becoming a City of Menasha Police Officer in 1969. He married Lynn Margaret Strelow in 1977. He became a father in 1986 and again in 1988. He spent 22 years as a police officer before retiring in 1991. He then became a stay at home dad and spent his time loving and raising his children. The family moved to Door County in 1994 where they became members of Shepard of the Bay Lutheran Church of Ellison Bay, Wi. Don was an avid airplane enthusiast and attended the EAA AirVenture for past 30+ years. He split his time between working in his woodshop, watching airplanes at the Ephraim Airport, and spending time with his family and friends. He passed away unexpectedly the morning of February 8th, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Hanson, his mother, Katherine Hanson. He is survived by his wife Lynn Hanson, daughter Amy Lynne Hanson (Kristal Van Den Berg), Son Cory Lawrence Hanson, and Sister Caroline A. (Hanson) Nelson. Don was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and cousin. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

The visitation will be held Friday February 16, 2018 at Shepard of the Bay Lutheran Church of Ellison Bay, Wi from 11:00am until the service at 12:30pm with a time of fellowship to follow.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

William R. Brophy

By Casperson Funeral Home

William "Bill" Brophy was born in Rockford, IL to Allen O. Brophy and Ruth Tucker Brophy. After completing his early education in Rockford, during which time he earned his pocket money delivering newspapers and playing cornet professionally in dance bands, Bill attended the University of Illinois where he majored in Music Education and Music Performance. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and became a pilot, flying target planes for student airborne artillery gunners. Bill married his college sweetheart, Mary E. Evans, of Racine, WI on July 29, 1944.


After the war, he returned to University of Illinois to finish his Bachelor's degree and then complete a Master's degree in Music. Bill then spent his career working at Ohio University in Athens. In 1948, Bill joined the School of Music, where he primarily taught French horn students. He was also the Associate Director of the School of Music from 1978 to 1983; Assistant Director of Bands from 1948 until 1965; director of the Ohio Brass Choir, the opera orchestra, and the adult choir of the First Christian Church. Bill was an active member of the music scholarship committee and an adjudicator for OMEA contests. He spent his life sharing his love and appreciation of music with thousands of students. After 44 years of teaching, Bill retired from Ohio University as a Professor Emeritus.


Upon his retirement from teaching, he turned to the visual arts, studying photography at Ohio University. For many years he shared his love of the natural world, especially in and around Door County Wisconsin, with many through his award-winning photography of black and white landscapes, still life, and portraits.


In 1997, Bill and his wife, Mary, moved to Door County, WI, where he was active with the Door County Arts League. He and Mary enjoyed searching for places where interesting photos could be taken as well as hosting family and friends at their home, affectionately known as the "ZZ Hilton". Bill enjoyed playing golf and fostered a love of miniature golf within his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren during rounds at The Red Putter in Ephraim. He was a connoisseur of big band music and enjoyed watching Formula 1 racing. Bill was also a loyal and vocal Cubs fan, wearing a Cubs cap in season and out.


Bill was preceded in death by Mary, his wife of 62 years, his son Richard, and his grandson Allen. He leaves his brother Jack and sister-in-law Peggy of Corvallis, OR; daughter Susan of Foxboro, MA; son Bill and daughter-in-law Cheryl of Salisbury, MD; and daughter Julie and son-in-law Bill of Columbus, OH. Additionally, he is survived by six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.


To honor Bill's love of teaching, the family requests contributions to the Ohio University School of Music Scholarship. To give online, go to, click "The fund I want to support isn't listed above" and enter "School of Music Scholarship." Please note "In memory of William R. Brophy". To give by check, make checks payable to the Ohio University Foundation and note "School of Music Scholarship in memory of William R. Brophy" in the memo line. Send checks to Ohio University Foundation, PO Box 869, Athens OH, 45701.


A memorial service will be held at a later date in Sister Bay, WI.

James D. Fontaine


By Buchanan Funeral Home

James D. Fontaine, age 54 of Kewaunee died on Friday, February 9, 2018 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born in Milwaukee on May 7, 1963 to Kenneth and Priscilla (Baumann) Fontaine

Jim married Roni Sue Brown on May 26, 1990 at St. John's Church in Rankin.

He worked many years at NEW Plastics in Luxemburg until retiring due to illness.  Jim loved hunting and fishing and feeding the fish in his pond.  He was a self taught taxidermist in high school and continued to operate a shop at his home.

Survivors include his wife: Roni Sue; one son: Devin one daughter: Erin both at home; his parents: Kenneth and Priscilla, Kewaunee; one sister: Jane (Doug) Lax, Kiel; a brother-in-law: Rick (Melanie) Brown, Green Bay; his mother-in-law: Joyce Brown, Algoma; numerous nieces and nephews.  Also survived by very close friends: Terry, Scott, John and Rich and his four legged friends: Zoey and Roxy.  He was preceded by his paternal and maternal grandparents; his nephew and God Son: Bryan Konop and best friend, Mark.

At Jim's request there will be no memorial service, but there will be a gathering of friends from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m Tuesday, February 13 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee.

Helen Jane Brauer

By Huehns Funeral Home

Helen Jane Brauer, 89, of the Town of Sevastopol, passed away at home early Wednesday morning, February 7, 2018.

She was born December 8, 1928 to the late John "Jack" Strahan and Helen "Pearl" (Maples) Strahan. Helen graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1946. She was united in marriage to Leonard Joseph Brauer on September 24, 1949 at Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Institute where she remained a lifelong member. They were blessed with over 44 years of marriage. Lenny preceded her in death on March 26, 1994.

Helen enjoyed being with people and worked at the "By-Way" in Sturgeon Bay, "Kerscher's Superette" in Valmy, and at the "The Farm." Above all, she took care of family and home.

As a member of Saints Peter and Paul Parish, Helen served on the Ladies Altar Society, the women's service group, and sang in the adult choir. She had a love for music and playing piano. Helen became a "baseball wife and mother" with husband, Lenny, and all four sons playing ball.

Her love will live on in the hearts of her family, and she will be deeply missed by her four sons and two daughters, Jim (Linda) Brauer of Sevastopol, Joe (Mary) Brauer of Rhinelander, Jane (Jim) Frisch of Brown Deer, Joy (Tom) Schram of Wichita, KS, Jeff Brauer, and Jay (Karen) Brauer, both of Sevastopol; thirteen grandchildren, Lori (Scott) Muench, Polly Brauer, Greg Brauer, and Kelly (Jason) Phelps, Bridget Oettinger, Jen (Jeremiah) Johnson, and Jesse (Matt Schmidt) Brauer, James Frisch, Meghan (Van Thanh Dao) Frisch, and Eric (Elizabeth) Frisch, Christopher Schram, and Claire and Grace Brauer; nine great-grandchildren, and many friends.

Helen is now reunited with her husband, Lenny; son, Leonard Gerard; and sister, Jean Graf.

Her life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 at Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Institute with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Helen will be laid to rest in the church cemetery beside her husband, Lenny.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Sunday, February 18, 2018 with the Rosary to be prayed at 2:40 p.m. and a parish wake service to be held at 6:45 p.m. Visitation will resume at the church, Monday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

Hamlin Boucher

By McMahon Funeral Home

Hamlin Boucher, 85, Luxemburg, died peacefully at his home with his family at his side on Thursday, February 8, 2018.  Born on August 7, 1932 to the late George and Marie (DeQuaine) Boucher.  Hamlin married Magdalene Pinchart on October 10, 1951 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lincoln. She preceded him in death on April 2, 1995.  He later married Veronica Tlachac on May 16, 1998 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Sugarbush, WI.


Hamlin retired from farming after the barn was struck by lightening in 1988.  He began working at Automotive Supply delivering automotive parts to local businesses.  He retired in January 2007.  Hamlin was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and St. Mary's Catholic Church, Luxemburg, WI.


Hamlin enjoyed farming, playing cards, hunting, bowling, watching the Molly B polka party, and the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers.  He also enjoyed going to his cottage at Twin Bridge during the summer months.  But most important to him was spending time with his family.    Family and friends celebrated Hamlin's 85th birthday in his front yard accompanied by live music provided by the Sugarbush Boys Polka Band.


Hamlin is survived by his wife, Veronica; two sons and daughters-in-law, Ken (Jean) Boucher, Casco; Dale (Jody) Boucher, Denmark; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary (John) Voyles, Casco; Cheryl (Randy) Agamaite, Dyckesville; Lisa (Jim) Geyer, Suamico; 17 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-step-grandchild; one sister, Shirley Naze, Green Bay; three brothers-in-law and six sisters-in-law Mark (Mae) Pinchart, Casco; Myra Tlachac, Marge Tlachac, Rose (Roger) Beirl, Ken (Julaine) Tlachac, Al (Donna) Tlachac, all of Luxemburg; nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents George and Marie Boucher and his fathers- in-law and mothers-in-law, Peter and Emily Pinchart and Ed and Jennie Tlachac, a twin brother at birth; brother Roland Boucher; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Boucher and  Beatrice Boucher; brothers-in-law: Willard Naze, Jim Tlachac, Ed Tlachac, Francis Tlachac; sisters-in-law Gen (John) Buhr; Veronica Ann Tlachac.


Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1412 Main Street, Luxemburg from 2-6 pm on Sunday, February 11, 2018.  Closing parish prayer service at 6:00 pm on Sunday.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am, Monday, February 12, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Luxemburg.   Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at the Church, with Rev. Milton Suess officiating.  Entombment in The Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Jerry R. Robinson

By Huehns Funeral Home

Jerry Ray Robinson, 64, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, WI, was called Home to be with the Lord, Monday morning, February 5, 2018 at Emerald Shores Assisted Living CBRF in Kewaunee, WI where he had been living since December of 2016.

He was born June 16, 1953 in Chicago, IL, the son of Jason and Geraldine (Wells) Robinson, Jr. Jerry attended Harrison Technical High School in Chicago. At the age of 27, he moved to Wisconsin and made his home in Sturgeon Bay.

Jerry was employed at various places in Sturgeon Bay over the years, but he was most known for being a bartender at many of the local bars and taverns.

He had a strong, Christian faith that he was comforted by even in his final days. Jerry enjoyed bowling in league earlier in life. He had passion for music and liked writing and performing his own songs. Jerry was also a lifelong Elvis fan. Being from Illinois, he was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, but when it came to football season, Jerry was a proud Green Bay Packers fan. Above all, he loved spending time with Lori Raymond, his longtime girlfriend of 28 years, who cared for him as his health began to decline in recent years. Jerry also enjoyed spending time with his dog, Lana.

He will be deeply missed by Lori Raymond of Sturgeon Bay; five sisters and two brothers, Gloria Robinson of Houston, TX, Patricia Robinson of Crab Orchard, KY, Ronald Robinson of Joliet, IL, Rita Robinson, Rosie Robinson, both of Streator, IL, Timmy Robinson of Georgia, and Ester Robinson of Houston, TX; many nieces and nephews; his dog, Lana; and many friends.

Jerry was welcomed Home by his parents, Jason (2005) and Geraldine (1999) Robinson, Jr.; and his brother, Tommy Robinson (2010).

Jerry's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, WI with Rev. David Leistra officiating. He will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery in the Town of Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay.

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

A heartfelt thanks goes out to the staffs of Infinity Care in Luxemburg (where Jerry resided for a year prior to living in Kewaunee), Emerald Shores Assisted Living CBRF in Kewaunee, and Heartland Hospice for their wonderful and compassionate care given to Jerry.

Kathleen Burns

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Kathleen Burns, age 70 of Kewaunee died on Monday, February 5, 2018 at Emerald Shores Assisted Living.  She was born on September 12, 1947 in Illinois to the late Richard and Geraldine (Lemar) Burns.

She lived in Illinois most of her life and moved to the Kewaunee and Door county areas for about twenty-three years.  She worked at the Captain's Table and Fisherman's Table as a waitress for a number of years.  She loved the outdoors and the scenery in the area of Door and Kewaunee counties.  She loved photographing scenery and family celebrations.  She was an avid artist of oil paintings of still life.

Survivors include three sons and one daughter-in-law: Ricky Burns, Door County; Gregory and Sharon Snyder Jr., Oswego, IL; Ryan Kuhlmann, Algoma; two daughters and one son-in-law: Bridget Snyder, Glen Ellyn, IL and Dana and Lance Ziegler, Glen Ellyn, IL; seven grandchildern: Ambur; Stephanie; Nicole; Kyle; Megan; Mikey; Delilah; Devaughn; three sisters: Donna (Joe) Czepcynski; Eileen Robbs; Maureen (Dan) Prescott; two brothers: George Sherwin and Patrick Sherwin.  She was preceded in death by one brother: Michael Sherwin.

Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Friday, February 9 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until the time of services.  A funeral service will be held at 4:00 p.m. with Dcn Chuck Agnew officiating.

Chad M Zellner

By McMahon Funeral Home

Chad M. Zellner, 40, passed away Saturday, February 03, 2018 due to a heart attack. He was born on April 02, 1977 to Lyle and Karen (Malcore) Zellner. Chad graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School and NWTC with an Architectural Associate Degree. He worked for a period of time at Gandrud Chevrolet in Green Bay as Warehouse Coordinator making numerous friends there. He was currently employed with Braun Building Center in Manitowoc, WI as a residential designer, another job he really enjoyed and was dedicated to. He and his co-worker and friend, Jesse Jerabek made quite a team. Chad made many more friends at Braun's to add to his amazing group of High School friends, a group that truly cared for each other. It would be impossible to name them all. He will be missed by them, which includes his RDMF Family, a local fund-raising organization that he loved being part of. Chad is survived by his Mom and Dad, one sister and one brother in law, Tina and Jason Jandrin; his special nieces and nephew who loved him so much, Emily (Godchild), Jake and Jasmine Jandrin; three other Godchildren, Alicia Pinchart; Autum Koller; Kevin Delwiche. He will be missed by his maternal grandparents, Leslie and Laverne Malcore; aunts and uncles, Mary Ann Fameree; Verna and Arnie Koller; Lyle Malcore and friend, Susan; Randy Malcore (Godfather); Steve and Lisa Malcore; Lori and Chris Delwiche; Julie and Kelly Pinchart; Rob and Lora Malcore; Sherry Malcore; and his Godmother, Pat Webster. Chad always enjoyed time spent with the Zellner cousins at summer get togethers and Game Nights with the Malcore cousins. Chad was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Elmer and Dora Zellner; one uncle, Jim Fameree; one cousin, Mark Fameree. Chad, is Grandma Dora still trying to teach you Belgian? Chad had his third heart surgery at age 11, at which time he received an aortic valve homograft from a 30-year-old young man whose family donated his organs. Chad continued to give back what he could by becoming an organ donor himself. Friends may call 3:00 to 7:00 pm, at St. Joseph Church, Champion, 5996 County Road K, New Franken, Wi. 54229, on Wednesday, February 07, 2018. Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Thursday, February 08, 2018 at the church. Funeral 11:00 am Thursday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating. Burial in St. Amand Cemetery, Walhain. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Zellner Family. The Family would like to extend a special thank you to the Doctors, Nurses and Staff of St. Vincent Hospital, along with all of our Family and Friends, who have given us so much support.

Thomas A. Roach

By McMahon Funeral Home


THOMAS ADRIAN ROACH, 86, born March 25, 1931 to Adrian and Ethel (McCulloch) Roach in Rahway, New Jersey, went quietly Home to be with his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ on January 31, 2018. Tom grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, lived through the day of infamy, graduated high school and attended one year at University of Hawaii. In 1950, his family returned to New Jersey where he completed his mechanical engineering degree at Newark College of Engineering. Subsequently, Tom worked for New Jersey Public Service Electric and Gas Company from 1953-1967. During this time, he met the love of his life and married Leah M. Todt on December 19, 1953 and produced six children. Summer vacations were spent in Nova Scotia to assist in a children's evangelistic ministry known as the Gospel Tent. By 1967, Tom felt led by God to move their family to Nova Scotia to continue working in full-time ministry. For the next 43 years, with Leah at his side, Tom labored faithfully, serving the Lord, preaching all over the United States and Canada as well as in many foreign countries. The last 7 years of Tom's life were spent in Wisconsin; first living with his daughter and son-in-law, Dan, and finally at Oak Creek Assisted Living - Luxemburg. Tom is survived by Leah, his wife of 64 years; six children: Henry (Jill) Roach, Ashville, NC; Elaine (Herb) Nickerson, Halifax, Nova Scotia; Susan (Dan) Doran, Casco, WI; Eunice (Foo Wing) Chin, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia; Timothy (Elaine) Roach, Casnovia, MI; and Mark (Peter) Roach-Romeo, Calgary, Alberta; 19 grandchildren: Nathan Roach, ME; Heidi (Danny) Allan, MA; Jennifer (Jason) Johnson, IA; Paula (Daniel) Voicu, Romania; Philip (Kim) Nickerson, Nova Scotia; Joel (Nicole) Nickerson, Nova Scotia; Anna (Viorel) Vasile, Nova Scotia; Beth (Alan) McGillivary, Nova Scotia; Faith Mayienda, Nova Scotia; Brendan (special friend Stephanie) Doran, WI; Jonathan (Brittany) Doran, WI; Brianna (Luke) Wilkerson, IA; Gregory, Benedict and Sidney Chin, Malaysia; Alison (William) Hayhoe, Newfoundland; Kyle Roach, MI; Meg and Will Roach-Romeo, Alberta; 24 great-grandchildren: Jake, Isaac, Elizabeth, Anna, James and Caleb Allan, MA; Kathryn, Michael, William and Matthew Johnson, IA; Joanna, Joseph, Priscilla and Philip Voicu, Romania; Lucy and Edmund Nickerson, Nova Scotia; Olivia Nickerson, Nova Scotia; David Vasile, Nova Scotia; Levi Mayienda, Nova Scotia; Cormac Doran, WI; Riker and Roland Wilkerson, IA; Kira and Marie Hayhoe, NFLD; and 2 siblings, Bill (Carol) Roach, Saint John, New Brunswick; and Jessie (Dwight) Dods, Ottawa, Ontario. Predeceased by 2 granddaughters: Hannah Elizabeth Chin and Elizabeth Haidon Roach-Romeo. Thank-you to McMahon's Funeral Home for oversight of visitation Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 9 AM followed by funeral service at 11 AM with officiants Stan Allan and Bob Steiner at Country Bible Church, E2179 Highway 54, Casco, WI 54205 Many thanks to staff at N.E.W. Curative Connections-Journey Club (Luxemburg), especially Julie & Wendy; our hearts are full of gratitude for Marie Pinchart & her staff at Oak Creek Assisted Living (Luxemburg), who gave Dad extraordinary, loving care to the end; thank-you to Unity Hospice, especially RN Jenn and MSW Jenny for end-of-life care; and special thanks to Luxemburg Pharmacy for the immense support and flexibility during these past 7 years. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Bible Truth Publishers, Addison, IL; N.E.W. Curative Connections Journey Club (Luxemburg); Oak Creek Assisted Living-Luxemburg; or Unity Hospice.[

Rev. Roald Christian Haugen


By Forbes Funeral Home


Rev. Roald Christian Haugen, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Feb. 1, 2018 at Door County Medical Center.  He was born May 23, 1928 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to Alfred and Dena (Julson) Haugen.  On June 20, 1952, he married Marilyn Siggens at the First Baptist Church of Eau Clarie.

Survivors include his wife, 2 sons, Tim (Ann) Haugen, Glenwood Springs, CO; and James Haugen, Chicago, IL; 6 grandchildren, Karissa, Shelly, Stacey, Erik, Anika and Kirsten; 8 great-grandchildren; a brother, Gordon (Sharron) Haugen, Aurora, IL; a sister-in-law, Ginny Haugen, of Tennessee; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Alfred (Ruth) Haugen, and Arnie Haugen; 2 sisters, May Haugen and Jenny (Everett) Graves; brother-in-law, Ray (Peggy) Julson; parents-in-law, John and Charlotte Siggens.

A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. Feb. 17, 2018 at the First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay with the Rev. Cory Dahl and Rev. Tim Haugen officiating.  Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery.  A visitation will follow the service at the church on Saturday.

Mary Frances Wery


By Forbes Funeral Home


Mary Frances Wery, 58, of Green Bay passed away at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center on February 2, 2018.  She was born April 24, 1959  in Algoma to Kenneth and Marion (Lauscher) Wery.

Survivors include her mother, Marion Wery, Forestville; six siblings, Debbie (Jim) Nell, Diane Wery, Julie (Mark) Cole, Dennis Wery, Nancy (Jim) Anderson and David Wery; nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father and her paternal and maternal grandparents.

Services will be announced in the near future.

Gerald Frederick Schmidtke


By Forbes Funeral Home



Gerald Frederick Schmidtke, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Sturgeon Bay Health Services on Feb. 2, 2018.  He was born July 25, 1935, in Sturgeon Bay to John and Dora (Wolske) Schmidtke.  On June 17, 1967, he married Rosalie Rickert in Milwaukee.  Gerald worked at Bay Shipbuilding for 22 years.

Survivors include his wife, 4 sons, Peter (Ginger) Ostrowski, Two Rivers; Alan (Ana) Ostrowski, Oak Creek, WI; John Schmidtke, Sturgeon Bay and Gerald H. (Lisa) Schmidtke, Sturgeon Bay; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers Ken Schmidtke and Larry (Ann) Schmidtke and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 brothers, Norman and Ronald Schmidtke; a brother-in-law John Kintopf; 2 sisters-in-law, Janice and Marlene Schmidtke; and his faithful dog Molly.

Private family services will be conducted at Bayside Cemetery Chapel with the Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.  Inurnment will follow.

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