Obituaries Archives for 2018-03

John L. Thomson

By Huehns Funeral Home



John JT L. Thomson, 68, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday morning, March 26, 2018 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay with family at his side.


     He was born September 1, 1949 in Rangley, CO, the son of the late George and Hattie (Sterling) Thomson. His mother passed while John was very young, and he and his father moved to Racine. After his father passed (not many years following the move), John was sent to foster care for a few years until his aunt and uncle, Pirce and Eleanor Elkholm brought him into their home. John graduated from Shorewood High School in 1968. He served his country with the United States Army in Vietnam from 1969 to 1972.


     On October 4, 2003, he married Cindy Lee (Vrooman) Hartl in Montello.


     John was a service technician for various Independent Ford dealers for 37 years. He had worked for Schmitt Ford in Thiensville, then was recruited to Gagne Ford in Algoma, Nelson Team (then Witt Ford, now Jim Olson Motors) in Sturgeon Bay where he retired as Service Advisor on March 19, 2018.


     He will be deeply missed by his wife, Cindy; mother-in-law, Frances Milbach; sister-in-law, Kris (Fox) Wilz; brothers-in-law, John (Mary) Engerson and Bill (Steph) Engerson; very special niece, Hannah (friend, Grant Wainio) Wilz; Missy Nelson, who he called "his little girl"; many nieces and nephews; and his many many friends he thought of as family.


     John was preceded in death by his parents, George and Hattie Thomson; and aunt and uncle who raised him, Pirce and Eleanor Ekholm.


     His family will celebrate his life with friends on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Waterfront Mary's Bar & Grill, 3662 N. Duluth Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.


     Memorials may be given in John's name for the Wisconsin Humane Society-Door County Campus.


     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC are assisting the Thomson family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of John may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.


Dorothy Schley

By Huehns Funeral Home


 Dorothy Gertrude Schley, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 at Door County Medical Center.


     She was born January 14, 1927 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late William Henry and Mary Exilda (Londo) Johnson. She owned and operated two bars in Milwaukee, the "Look and See" and the "Look and See II".  In 1981, she married Albert Schley, and he preceded her in death in 1985. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.


     Dorothy is survived by her children, Allen Beebe, Richard Beebe, Everette Beebe, Jr., Peggy Ann Peterson, Linda Catalano, and Mary Ann Ness.


     She was preceded in death by her parents; three husbands; brother and nine sisters, Donald Johnson, Elaine Vogel, Marion Kuehn, Lucille Kramer, Geraldine Smith, Jenivin Johnson, Shirley Shaw, Leonett Demmin, Joanne, and Joyce Gross.


     Dorothy's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with visitation beginning at 2:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery, beside her husband, Albert.


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


Helen J. Rasmussen

By Huehns Funeral Home


 Helen Juanita Rasmussen, 93, of the Town of Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on Friday, March 23, 2018.


     She was born July 13, 1924 in Coldwater, KS, the daughter of Ernest and Anna Hannah (Hucklebridge) Carthrae. Helen graduated from Wilmar High School in 1942 and went on to study at Central Bible Institute in Springfield, MO. On February 23, 1944, she was united in marriage to Byron Charles Rasmussen at La Jolla Presbyterian Church in La Jolla, CA. Together, they lived in Racine, WI, Wichita, KS, Green Bay, WI, and Sturgeon Bay, WI and shared over 57 years of marriage. Helen and Byron moved to Sturgeon Bay in 2001. He preceded her in death on February 14, 2002.


     Helen attended Sturgeon Bay Community Church. She loved spending time and laughing with family and friends. Helen enjoyed going for rides and water walking. She also liked reading and chocolate!


     Helen will be missed by her daughter and son, Jan Rasmussen of Sturgeon Bay and Randy (Barbara) Rasmussen; three grandchildren, Erik Rasmussen, Kristen (Tim) Kafer, and Kyle Rasmussen; great-grandson, Carsten Kafer; and many loving nieces and nephews; and other relatives.


     She was welcomed Home by her parents; husband; siblings: Ernestine Carthrae Perrin, Victor Carthrae, Stewart (Marion) Carthrae, Jack (Dorothy) Carthrae, and Frances Lyle Carthrae.


     Helen was laid to rest in rest in Bayside Cemetery, beside her husband, Byron.


     Her family will honor her life with a memorial service at the Sturgeon Bay Community Church at a later date (to be announced).


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


Eric L. Heil

By Huehns Funeral Home


Eric L. Heil, was born March 22, 1949, and borne to eternal life, surrounded by family, March 20, 2018.


     Eric "Corky" was an avid sportsman, who loved to hunt and fish up and down Door County. Eric graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1967, excelling in sports, especially as a wrestler his junior and senior years when he went to state. Corky played years for Andre's baseball team.  His left-handed bat swing was legendary.


     Corky attended UW-Stout in Menomonie where he graduated in 1972 with a B.S. in psychology.


     Eric spent his lifetime as a painting contractor, working on commercial buildings all over Wisconsin and private homes in Door County.


     Corky is survived by his loving partner of 20 years, Julaine Jeanquart. He is also survived by the mother of his sons, Patsy (Eric) Vollrath. He is further survived by his children, Christopher Heil (Lee McConkey), Fish Creek, Patrick Heil, New York City, and Tabitha Marquez, Sturgeon Bay. He leaves behind his adoring grandchildren, Haydn Rose Marquez, and Brooks Richard Heil.


     Eric will be missed by his siblings, James (Tara) Heil of FairPlay, CO, Fred (Julie) Heil of Madison, Mary (Hugh) Allen of Sturgeon Bay, and Robert (Gail) Heil of Green Bay.


     Corky will be fondly remembered by his Godson and name-sake, Eric James (JoLynn) Heil of Dillon, CO; nephews, Tim Heil of Crystal Lake, IL, and Dane (Kimberly) Allen of Sussex, WI, and his nieces, Carrie Heil (Paul Nimmer) of Cottage Grove, WI, Bethany Heil of Madison, and Aubree Rose Heil of FairPlay, CO.


     Eric was a loving great-uncle to Griffin and Madelyn Heil, Carmen and Wesley Voeck, and Jaxon Heil.


     Eric was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Helen Rose Heil; and his baby sister, Phyllis Ann.


     Corky's wish was to mention his beloved Labrador retrievers, who brought both joy and companionship to his life:  Lady, Molly, Maggie, and Samarah Rae.


     A graveside committal service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at St. Joseph Cemetery, 3737 Egg Harbor Rd., Sturgeon Bay, with Fr. Anthony Birdsall officiating. A celebration of Eric's life will follow at the Greystone Castle, 8 N. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay, which establishment was originally built by his great-grandfather Henry Fortemps.


     Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Heil family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos may be shared with Eric's family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.


Gary J. Haen

By Huehns Funeral Home

Gary Joseph Haen, 68, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 26, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay after his courageous battle with cancer.

Gary was born April 15, 1949 in Sturgeon Bay, the first-born son of Lawrence "Shorty" Haen and Evelyn Margaret (Sawyer) Haen. In 1969, he married his Sevastopol High School sweetheart, Joyce Flok, at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Institute. Together, they raised their three children, Steve, Stacie, and Kelly in Valmy on a small beef farm. Gary started out his professional career at R.J. Peterson Plumbing & Heating in Sturgeon Bay, and in 1993, he opened and operated his own plumbing business, Gary J. Haen Contractors. He was an active member of his community and church, having served as chairman for the committee that decided the Town Park of Sevastopol and on parish council for S.S. Peter & Paul.

In their later years, Gary and Joyce enjoyed spending time together with family and friends at their cabin on White Potato Lake in Crivitz. While at the cabin, you could always see Gary sitting in his garage, savoring the view, and socializing with his neighbors and anyone who passed by. He enjoyed hunting with his brothers, other family, and friends in Wisconsin and also in Montana. He will be most remembered for his wit, ability to bring laughter to those around him, and for his generous and kind heart.

Gary will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 48 years, Joyce; son and two daughters, Steven (Stacy) Haen of West Jacksonport, Stacie (Theo Darden) Haen-Darden of Naperville, IL, and Kelly (Jeff) Walenski of Green Bay; six grandchildren whom he adored and treasured spending time with, Tyler, Connor, Evelyn, Elijah, Alyse, and Grant; four brothers, Tony (Mariellen), Joe (Janis), Robert (Sharon), all of Sturgeon Bay, and Paul (Cathy) of Janesville; two sisters-in-law, Audrey Gilson of Green Bay and Beverly (Bud) Schopf of Sturgeon Bay; many nieces and nephews; cousins; and his customers and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; parents-in-law, Bud and Dolores Flok; and brother-in-law, Gerald Gilson.

Gary's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2018 at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Fr. Robert Stegmann and Fr. Anthony Birdsall concelebrating. He will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Monday morning, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

"Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Keith and Jacqueline Birnschein for their care and concern."

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

Adelaide Marlene Kumpfer

By McMahon Funeral Home


Adelaide Marlene Kumpfer was received into the loving hands of God on Thursday, March 22nd and into her Mommy and Daddy's waiting arms on Friday afternoon, March 23, 2018.  She will be forever loved and deeply missed by her parents, Jacob and Alexandria (Sisel) Kumpfer of Luxemburg, WI; sister, Arianna; brother, Josiah. Also, missing their sweet little angel are her grandparents, Michael and Lisa (Chilcote) Sisel, Luxemburg, WI; Keith and Terry (Weichbrod) Kumpfer, Mercer, WI. Adelaide is also survived by her loving aunts and uncles, Samantha Sisel; Jonathan Sisel; Justin and Sarah Kumpfer; cousins, Lily and Alyssa Kumpfer; great-grandparents, Merlin and Marlene (Steffel) Sisel; Joyce (Roger) Ciha and David Chilcote.  A very large and caring extended family will also miss her very much.


Adelaide was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Richard and Leona (Krabbenhoft) Kumpfer; Rudolph and Dolores (Schafer) Weichbrod.


A Private ceremony will be held at Harvest Community Church, Luxemburg with Pastor Kevin Leach officiating.


Muriel DeNamur

By Forbes Funeral Home

Muriel DeNamur, 92, of Brussels died on March 24, 2018.  She was born in Brussels on August 9, 1925, to Ben and Agnes (Bournoville) Delfosse.  Muriel graduated from Brussels High School in 1942 and attended Badger Business College in Green Bay, WI.

She was employed for four years as a secretary at Smith Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay prior to marrying Lloyd DeNamur on November 7, 1946.  After they married, they owned and operated a family dairy farm in Brussels for thirty-five years.  Mrs. DeNamur was an Associate for over twenty-five years with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross at Bay Settlement.  She was also a member of the Door County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over twenty years.

Muriel was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.  She is survived by her children, Marcia (Jeffrey) Degner and Thomas (Lynn) DeNamur, and two grandchildren, Christopher (Loryll) and Nicole DeNamur.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels.   Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

James A. Sokolowski

By Casperson Funeral Home



James A. Sokolowski

October 28, 1931 - March 23, 2018





A complete notice will be available in the near future.

Henry R. King

By Forbes Funeral Home

Henry Robert King, 100, passed away at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing on March 22, 2018.  He was born August 29, 1917, in Green Bay to Robert and Margaret (Wolf) King. On July 19, 1941, he married Eva Marquardt in Green Bay, she preceded him in death on January 30, 2012.

Henry was a Draftsman at R.A. Stern for many years.  He loved golf, swimming, model ship building, sailing, bowling and carpentry.

Survivors include his four children, Wayne (Barbara) King, New Mexico; Keith (Sherry) King, Louisville, KY; Linda (Bill Hammersley) Sealey, Lena; Bruce (Beth Schnorr) King, Fox Crossing; 8-Grandchildren; 16-Great Grandchildren;  a brother, James (Betty) King, Milwaukee; A sister, Janice (Arnie) Van Pay, Seattle, WA; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Tilkens, Green Bay; Rita Van Iten, Green Bay; He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Eva; two sisters, Doris (Sam) Karsten; Betty (Chuck) Gribble; six brothers- in -law, Norbert Marquardt, Fr. Donald Marquardt, Richard Marquardt, James (Peggy) Marquardt, Jean (Richard) Rocque; son-in-law, Larry Sealey.

Memorial Services will be, Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Rev. Robert Stegmann officiating. Inurnment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the church after 10:00 a.m. Thursday until time of services. Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Nancy R. Jeanquart

By Forbes Funeral Home

Nancy R. Jeanquart, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at Cardinal Ridge, due to Alzheimer's.  She was born August 23, 1933 in Oconto, WI, the daughter of Slavie and Hazel (McCartney) Fiefarek.

Nancy was united in marriage to Floyd Jeanquart on August 22, 1953 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Her husband preceded her in death on May 6, 2013. Nancy was a homemaker and had a passion for sewing, solitaire and crossword puzzles.

Her love will live on in the hearts of her children, Jennifer (Charlie) McCrea, Plains Montana; Jeffrey (Dawn), Jay (Mary), Julaine, and Joel (friend, Jody), all of Sturgeon Bay; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Dale (Joan) and Rick (Nancy) Jeanquart, sister-in-law, Sheryl (Friend, Randy) Brabazon.

She was preceded in death by her husband, sons Jerold, Jonathon and James, 8 brothers and sisters and in-laws.

Nancy's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of mass.

Joseph P. Ross

Joseph P. Ross, age 56, of Sheboygan, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 12, 2018 at his home.

Joseph was born in Sheboygan on March 9, 1962, to Robert Sr. and Mary (Van Vleet) Ross. He was born on her 30th birthday and for that reason he and his mother shared a special bond! Joseph attended local public schools and graduated from Sheboygan South High School. He attended enough years in college to have earned two degrees, but never cared to make one official. His education truly was worldly. From travels to Israel and Ecuador, to the East and West coasts of the USA, to Cocoa Beach of course, and many other parts of the sunshine state.

He was an amazing individual, traveler, forward and out of the box thinker. He lived without borders and the world was truly his oyster. He was young at heart and mind. He had great faith and was always willing to discuss that with vigor. He challenged all of us in many ways and for that we will dearly miss him. He loved all people but had a special place in his heart for children. We always thought it was because a part of him never wanted to grow up. Everyone will miss you son, brother, friend, uncle, father to many.

He is survived by his mother, Mary of Howard, WI; four brothers, Robert (Cindy) of Brussels, WI, John of Sheboygan, Paul and Chris both of Vero Beach, FL; sister, Jennifer (William) of Apex, NC; along with many other relatives and friends. Joseph was preceded in death by his father, Robert Ross Sr.

A Celebration of Life for Joseph will take place on Wednesday April 18, 2018 at The Sheboygan Yacht Club, 214 Pennsylvania Ave, Sheboygan, from 3 PM until 6 PM. Joseph will be laid to rest at Marion Cemetery in Waushara Co, WI.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Joseph's name may be directed to Mary Ross, PO Box 317 Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-0317.

Please visit www.ballhornchapels.com to leave an online condolence for the family.

Leona L. Breitlow

By Schinderle Funeral Home


Leona L. Breitlow, 93, Algoma, passed away Tues. March 20, 2018 at Oak Creek Assisted Living.  She was born Sept. 18, 1924 in Kewaunee to Walter and Alma (Hanamann) Siegmund.


Leona graduated from the Immanuel Lutheran Grade School and the Kewaunee High School in 1941.


Leona met Glenway Breitlow before he entered the US Army.  After he returned home they were married in Kewaunee on Sept. 21, 1946 and started farming on the farm that Glenway bought before going into the US Army.


Leona enjoyed her life on the farm working side by side with Glenway.  They were always together.  She loved her time spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, enjoyed gardening, canning, playing cards, bingo and sewing.  She was an avid Packer, Badger and Brewer fan.  She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Ladies Aid and was on the Kewaunee County Farm Bureau Women's Committee.


Leona is survived by her six children Janice (Arnie) Mueller, Carol (Nelson) Wendricks, Nancy (Richard) Ledvina, Gary (Mary) Breitlow, Ellen (Mark) Mertens and Sherrie (Duane) Fameree; 16 grandchildren Mark (Rhonda) Wendricks, Brian (Kristi) Wendricks, Paul (Shannon) Wendricks, Julie (Tom) Walsh, Jeff (Trish) Mueller, Andy (Erin) Mueller, Jim (Katie) Mueller, Chad (Char) Ledvina, Alan Ledvina, Bart (Cheri) Ledvina, Jennifer (Michael) Kaufmann, Missy (Kevin) Fleischman, Mike Mertens, Dwight (Sara) Fameree, Derrick (Cassie) Fameree and Stacie (Scott) Jeanquart; 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters Marion Gaedtke and Sandy (Art) Schweiner, one brother Lyle (Lois) Siegmund, two sisters-in-law Ruth Siegmund and Lois Siegmund; many nieces and nephews.


Leona was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenway, Feb. 17, 2005, one greaat grandson Kristopher, four brothers Walter, Ken, John and Lynn Siegmund, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Frieda Siegmund, Ervin (Gertrude) Breitlow, Elmer (Violet) Breitlow and Violet (Henry) Duescher.


Family and friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 4 - 8 PM.  Prayer service 8 PM.  Visitation continues, Friday, March 23 from 9 - 11 AM at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rankin, until the time of service at 11 AM with the Rev. Dr. Christopher Jackson officiating.  Burial to follow in the church cemetery.


The family wants to  thank Algoma's Oak Creek Assisted Living and Unity Hospice for all their special kindness and care given to Leona her family.


Send your online condolences  at www.schinderle.com,.


Jacqueline Rose (Schmidt) Duescher

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Jacqueline Rose (Schmidt) Duescher traveled to her Heavenly home on Saturday, March 17, 2018 where she joined family and friends. Jackie Rose was born on June 1, 1937 to the late Vernon and Hilma (Schroeder) Schmidt. On June 6, 1955 she married Karl Herman Duescher in Shirley, WI.

Jackie and Karl were blessed with four children: Cynthia Gruetzmacher; Keith Duescher; Loren (Jill) Duescher; Kari (Steve) Selner; her grandchildren: Chris Gruetzmacher; Nicolas (Jessica) Gruetzmacher; Matthew Gruetzmacher; Nina Gruetzmacher and special friend, John Theys; Katie Jo Duescher and special friend, Mike Shillin ; Zachary and Erin Duescher; Emily and Madeline Selner; four great grandchildren: Alex and Arein Gruetzmacher; Amber Gruetzmacher; Michael Thomas Shillin. She was preceded in death by her parents, Vernon and Hilma Schmidt; her husband, Karl; granddaughter: Amber Gruetzmacher; great granddaughter: Arianna Gruetzmacher; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: August and Elaine Duescher; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Anita and Waldmar Degner.

After Karl's passing, Jackie became involved with the St. Paul's Christian Service Guild. She also enjoyed time spent with her friends, Diane, Jean, Jo Ann and Sharon. We are sorry for the friends we forgot. We know that there were many. Thank you to Pastor Olson for the many visits at home or in the hospital.

Friends and family may call after 9:00 a.m. Friday March 23 at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, N4118 County Road AB, Luxemburg, WI 54217 until the time of services. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Daniel Olson officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses for the care and concern that they gave Jackie and her family.

James William Baudhuin

By Huehns Funeral Home



 

James "Jimmy" William Baudhuin, 66, was called to his eternal home in Heaven on Thursday, March 15, 2018 while at his home in Cadott, WI.


     Jimmy was born September 21, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay to William "Bill" and Marion (Haberli) Baudhuin. He spent most of his life in Chippewa Falls and Cadott. Jimmy was most happy when going for a car ride, while eating ice cream, or sitting on the sun porch watching the activities around him.


     He is survived by his parents, Bill and Marion; sisters, Mary (Keith) Bink, Diane (Dan) Isings, Patti (Mark) Dines, Barbara (Bob) Wagner, and brother, Robert (Linnea) Baudhuin. Jimmy is further survived by nieces, Gretchen, Rachel, Jennifer, Myjken, Candance, Grace, Ellie, Anna, Kelly and Melissa and nephews, Willy, Jason, Robert, and Matthew; great-nieces, Reagen, Teagen and Skylin and great-nephews, Tryston and Everett; as well as a very special aunt, Sister Ruth Baudhuin and many other aunts, uncles; and cousins.


     He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Sylvan and Marie Baudhuin and Arnold and Mary Haberli; and a special great-niece, Elsie.


     Jimmy's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 110 N. 5thAve., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. He will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.


     Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.


     During Jimmy's life, he was blessed to have many very special caregivers. Our family is most appreciative of the owners and staff of JLH Enterprises Adult Family Home for the many years they provided exceptional care to Jimmy and most recently REM Wisconsin. Huehns Funeral Home and family of Sturgeon Bay assisted our family, and we are grateful for the compassion offered to our family during this difficult time.


     Expressions of sympathy and memories of Jimmy may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.


     Jimmy will always be remembered by his family as


Heaven's Very Special Child


 


A meeting was held quite far from Earth.


"It's time again for another birth,"


Said the Angels to the Lord above.


"This Special Child will need much love.


His progress may be very slow,


Accomplishments he may not show.


And he'll require extra care


From the folks he meets down there.


He may not run or laugh or play,


His thoughts may seem quite far away,


In many ways he won't adapt,


And he'll be known as handicapped.


So let's be careful where he's sent,


We want his life to be content.


Please Lord, find the parents who


Will do a special job for you."


They will not realize right away


The leading role they're asked to play,


But with this child sent from above


Comes stronger faith and richer love.


And soon they'll know the privilege given


In caring for their gift from Heaven.


Their precious charge, so meek and mild,


Is Heaven's very special child.


Shirley Nundahl

By Huehns Funeral Home



 

Shirley D. Nundahl, 95, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Aurora Medical Center in Two Rivers. She had been living in Manitowoc the last four years.


     Shirley was born February 28, 1923 in Manitowoc, the daughter of Edward and Anna (Van Dreese) Weber. She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School where she was a member of the choir, band, and basketball team. Shirley furthered her education, graduating from Lawrence University in Appleton, with a bachelor's degree in Music.


     She was the music director for Campbellsport High School before marrying Edward O. Nundahl on June 9, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay. In 2001, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Leathem Smith Lodge in Sturgeon Bay with numerous friends and relatives attending. Edward preceded her in death on January 30, 2004.


     Shirley was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church where she served as organist for over 40 years. There, she was also a member of Christian Mothers, the Mary Gilson Prayer Group, and the St. Joseph Breakfast Club. In addition to her skills as a musician and baker, Shirley enjoyed bowling, bingo, and spending time with family. She was known to always have sweets on hand and her love of baking was only surpassed by her love of music. For several years, Shirley played piano in a dance band and accompanied soloists for many weddings throughout Door County.


     Her love will live on in the hearts of her two daughters, Mary (Tom) Stein of Oshkosh and Barb (Al) Peters of Manitowoc; six grandchildren, Andrea (Brian) Hanson, Tony (Brittany) Herbst, Cathy (fiancé, Adam Hatton) Stein, Kevin (Mandy) Stein, Matt Peters, and Ethan Peters; seven great-grandchildren, Savannah, Rylee, and Bo Herbst, Avery and Jacob Hanson, and Melody and Trevor Stein.


     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Nancy Herbst and infant son, Eric.


     Shirley's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery.


     Relatives and friends may call at the church on Friday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.


     Memorials may be given in Shirley's name for the St. Joseph Catholic Church music department (in care of the organ that she loved to play).


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


Doris M. Neuville

By Forbes Funeral Home

Doris Marie Neuville, 88, died on March 13 at Aurora Bay Care in Green Bay. She was born to Adolph and Lucille (Gillespie) Kozlovsky on December 29, 1929. Doris lived in Sturgeon Bay her entire life. On October 14, 1950 she married James Neuville. They made their home on Glidden Drive until his death on October 25, 1999. Doris later moved into Sturgeon Bay and was proud to live her final years in the very house she had been born in.

Doris loved gardening, quilting and crafting: country folk painting, handmade Easter and Christmas ornaments, and anything Santa.  She worked part time at Prange's (Younkers) for decades.

Doris is survived by her three sons: Paul Neuville and his daughters Alyssa (Chris) Martin and Megan (Andy) Giesler; Mark (Maureen) Neuville and their sons Brad (Angie) Neuville, Brian Neuville, and Craig (Allison Estry) Neuville; and Scott Neuville (Kim Kolstad). Doris's great grandchildren Kara Martin and Hannah Neuville were blessed to have her live long enough to know them. She is also survived by in-laws: Gloria (Dick) Pagel and Bill (Patsy) Kincaide.

Preceding her in death were siblings and their spouses, Donnie (Sally) Kozlovsky and Marvel (Wally) Kleidon, as well as in-laws, Bernard (Pearl) Neuville, Anton Neuville, and Alton "Buzzy" Neuville.

A memorial gathering and lunch will begin at 12:00 noon on Sunday, March 25 with a prayer service at 2:00. All will be held at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  

Jon Hollingshead

By Huehns Funeral Home


Jon Hollingshead, 77, of the town of Sevastopol, left this earthly world on March 11, 2018, overlooking his meadow and woods. He was born on August 7, 1940 in Waukegan, IL to John and Frances (Campbell) Hollingshead. Jon grew up in Zion, IL, the oldest of three children.


     Jon graduated from Zion-Benton Township High School in 1958 and began his collegiate studies in engineering at Georgia Tech. After a year, he went on to study psychology at Taylor University in Upland, IN where he earned his bachelor's degree. He received his master's degree in Science Education from National Lewis University.


     Following his college graduation, Jon worked for the former Christian Catholic Church of Zion. He was greatly influenced by his experiences with the Native Americans at Inscription House Mission on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona. The following year, he continued his volunteer activities by leading young people on 230-mile bike adventures from Zion, IL to Camp Zion at the tip of Ellison Bay, WI.


     Jon met his wife, Judy Johnson, while she was a student at Carthage College, and they spent nearly 49 lovely years together. They married on July 12, 1969 at Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay, WI. Their early dating years were spent biking, canoeing, skiing, and swimming in Door County. Many exciting adventures involved a dune buggy, built by Jon.


     Jon's working career involved employment with the Chicago Public schools, as a family instructor in a residential truant home. He then spent over 30 years as a well-respected teacher with the Deerfield Public school system, first as 6th grade teacher at Kipling Elementary, and later, a science teacher at Shepard Middle School. When the microcomputer came on the scene, Jon's natural electronic abilities kicked in, and he very successfully ran the computer lab until his retirement in 2001, encouraging even the most reluctant teachers to get involved in computer education. Jon pioneered the Lego robotics program at Shepard following training at the First Foundation in Manchester, NH.


     Amateur Radio was always a part of Jon's life. He received his license, K9BIO, at the age of 13, and in the 1980's, he wrote and taught Amateur Radio Courses at the Hadley School for the Blind in Winnetka, IL, eventually receiving the Teacher of the Year Award. He was active in the Door County Amateur Radio Society, where he was the Treasurer for many years.


     Jon had a strong and insightful-filled faith. He was a member of the Jacksonport United Methodist Church where he first endeared himself to the church ladies, by cleaning the outhouse. He was a peacebuilding lay leader and staff parish leader at both the Jacksonport and Sturgeon Bay Methodist churches, and he looked forward to the healthy discussion of the Forum Group on Sunday mornings.


     Jon was truly a Renaissance man. He built his retirement home one board at a time and designed a pond and a labyrinth on his property. He was the host of the annual family 4th of July picnic, he mastered the art of the Door County fish boil, and he was a collector of maple sap that was boiled down into delicious syrup for the Danish aebleskivers he was adept at cooking. He enjoyed playing the guitar and the banjo and he planned wonderful family trips: biking in Denmark, sailing up the Norwegian coastline on the Hurtegruten, and canoeing in the boundary waters.


     He absolutely loved sailing the Odyssey in the Thursday night Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club races, and though his Methodist team often came in last, they had the most fun of any boat. He skied the Birkebeiner race, and paddled in the Des Plaines River Canoe Marathon.  He enjoyed hiking with his dog, Daisy, playing the guitar and the banjo, and he appreciated all the silent sports of biking, canoeing, sailing and cross-country skiing. His love of Door County was apparent as he was a former board member of the Door County Land Trust, and a lifetime member of The Friends of Toft Point, and The Ridges Sanctuary.


     He was eclectic in his reading, but especially enjoyed Donna Leon and Tony Hillerman. He was always eager to share his latest book with all who would listen.


     Carrying on Jon's delightful memory are his beloved wife, Judy; and his amazing children, Julie (Scott) Souza of Appleton, and Thomas "Max" (Janelle) Hollingshead of Chicago. He was the best Grandpa to William and Charlotte Souza, and Wesley and Amelie Hollingshead. He is further survived by a brother, Tim (Laura) Hollingshead of Beaver Creek, OH, and a sister, Jill (Howard) Sadkin of Scottsdale, AZ. Jon will also be missed by his brother-in-law, Bill (Kris) Johnson of Green Bay; and four lovely nieces, Allison Miller, Amanda Johnson, Abigail Smayda, and Emma Williams; great niece, Mia Williams, and great-nephew, Matthew Miller. Jon was preceded in death by his parents; and parents-in-law, George and Virginia (Wilson) Johnson.


     His life will be celebrated with a visitation at 10:00 a.m. and a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church with Rev. David Leistra officiating. Burial will be in Little Sister Cemetery in the Town of Liberty Grove.


Sgt. Patrick H. Eaton

By Huehns Funeral Home


Retired City of Milwaukee police officer, Sgt. Patrick Harry Eaton, 80, of the Town of Jacksonport, passed away at home early Wednesdaymorning, March 14, 2018 with his family at his side.


     He was born December 22, 1937 in Winona, MN, the son of Thomas and Julianna (Zomok) Eaton. Pat's family moved to Cleveland, OH and lived there for a short time before moving to Waukesha. He graduated from Wauwatosa East High School in 1955. Pat was united in marriage to Carol Diana Gile-Hayes, whom he had met during high school (Carol attended West Allis Central), on May 31, 1958 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sullivan. He earned his bachelor's degree in law enforcement from Marquette University in 1981, and he earned his master's degree in business administration from Cardinal Stritch University, both in Milwaukee. Pat lived by the police motto, "To serve and protect," in his family life as well as his professional life. He served as a police officer with the City of Milwaukee Police Department for over 36 years from February 22, 1960 until February 23, 1996. He was a street supervisor for 29 years and taught at the Police Academy for his final seven years. Pat retired with the rank of Sergeant. He was a member of the Milwaukee Police Association.


     Pat and Carol began building their home near Cave Point in Door County in 1993 and moved there in 1996.


     He took classes to become a part of the Catholic Church at St. Luke Catholic Church in New Berlin. Pat was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Jacksonport (now Stella Maris Parish-Jacksonport site) where he served as usher for 15 years. He always had a strong faith and went to church, no matter where he was, until his health kept him at home. Pat served as Constable for the Town of Jacksonport for over six years and helped with numerous Maifest parades. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting, fishing, traveling, and camping. Pat taught Hunter's Safety at Marshall High School in Milwaukee and at Whitefish Dunes State Park while living in Door County. He was also a member of the NRA. Pat had a passion for conservation and wildlife. He was an avid reader and was known for reading at least three books at a time especially military history books. Above all, Pat loved his family.


     He will be deeply missed by his dear wife, Carol, with whom he shared nearly 60 years of marriage; four daughters and two sons, Maureen Jo (Robert) Hall of Mequon, Jennifer Ann (Ron) Rouse of Sturgeon Bay, Maj. Timothy Patrick (Jenni Marchert-Eaton)  of Eagle, Sean Patrick (Victoria) of Ixonia, Diana Mary Eaton (Mathew Gerard)  of Reston, VA, and Sara Marie (SMSgt Dionne) Holloway of Cedarburg; fourteen grandchildren, Kirsten and Brigette Hall, Jacob (Crista) and Ryan (Alyssa) Renkas, Kira (fiancé, Nick) Eaton-Renkas, Hayley Eaton, Connor and Liam McQuown, MacKenzie, Camden, and Lochlan Eaton, Ian and Eva Gerard, and Brennan Holloway; two great-grandchildren, Mara and Silas; two brothers and a sister, Thomas (Barbara) Eaton of North Prairie, Kathleen (Peter) Gustafson of Soldiers Grove, and Daniel Eaton of New Berlin; six siblings-in-law, James (Christine) Hayes, Barbara (Thomas) Eaton, Robert (Carol) Hayes, Patrick (Jacquelyn) Hayes, and Daniel (Cynthia) Hayes; other relatives; and friends.


     Pat was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Zachary Eaton; brother, Michael Eaton; and two siblings-in-law, Kathleen Hayes and John Hayes.


     His life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Stella Maris Parish-Baileys Harbor site (formerly St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church), 8013 State Highway 57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 with Fr. David Ruby as celebrant. Police Honors will follow at the church. Pat will be laid to rest in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in the Town of Jacksonport.


     Visitation for family and friends will be held at Stella Maris Parish-Baileys Harbor site on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.


Vivian Gartzke

By Schinderle Funeral Home


Vivian Isola Gartzke, 98, Algoma, went to her eternal resting place, Friday March 9, 2018 at her home.  She was born Dec. 31, 1919 in Rosholt, WI to Franklin and Vivian (Webb) Hunt.  She grew up in Northern Wis.  She often spoke of the beautiful lakes and  landscapes as fond memories growing up.


Vivian enjoyed being with her family, telling stories about growing up, having family and friends stop in to talk, playing cards, board games, collecting stamps and making wood figures on her jigsaw and putting them outside as decorations.  Vivian was a member of the Algoma United Methodist Church and the Eastern Star.


Vivian married Theodore Gartzke in Hortonville on Nov. 4, 1939.  Vivian and Theodore were blessed with five children and one step daughter.


Vivian is survived by her children Ralph (Mallory) Gartzke, Algoma; Karen (Percy) Damrow, Hastings, MN; Susan (Dave) Karst, Algoma; and Ted (Cathy) Gartzke, Luxemburg; 14 grandchildren Cheryl (Gary) Jansen, David (Doreen) Deprey, Marsha (Mike) Nichols, Kristi (Chris) Kern, Todd Bultman, Jodi (Pete) Swoboda, Kelli (Mike) Kreiner, Scott (Michelle) Gartzke, Steve (Kim) Gartzke, Julie (John) Kornman, Heather (Chris) Reese, Jonathan (Heather) Gartzke, Jennifer (Mike) Zernzach and Christine (Tony) Flaig; 23 great grandchildren; two sisters Betty Opperman and Diane Ratzburg.  She was preceded in death by her husband, two daughters Alice Deprey and Carol Bultman, three brothers Chauncey, Russell and David Hunt, one sister Rosemary Weiland, two brothers-in-law Bill Ratzburg and Floyd Opperman.


Family and friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma from 10:00 AM, Friday, April 6, 2018 until the time of the Eastern Star service at 11:30 AM followed by the Memorial Service with Rev Pat Knutson from the Algoma United Methodist Church officiating.   Burial will take place at a later time in the Evergreen Cemetery.


Elmer Harvey Schulz

By Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona

Elmer Harvey Schulz, 92 of Eau Claire died on March 10, 2018 at Dove Health Care, West. He was born on October 6, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Ernst and Amanda (Grunwald) Schulz.

Elmer served in the Army Air Force during WWII and was awarded a citation for Meritious service by the State of Illinois and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was Member of American legion Post 768 Chicago IL. Elmer. He married Betty Miller in 1945 and she passed away in 1963. He worked for United States Railroad. He was a member of the Round Lake Village Police Department.  Elmer married Eleanor Martin in Round Lake, IL in 1966. He worked at Pensula State Park golf course as a ranger in his retirement.  Elmer enjoyed fishing and puzzles.

He is survived by his children: Linda Schulz, Gurnee IL, Patricia (Kevin) Johnson Chippewa Falls, WI and Robert Schulz, Waupaca, WI; grandchildren, a great granddaughter and a great great grandson.

Elmer is preceded in death by his wife Betty, His second Wife Eleanor and his brother Ralph.

Burial will be held at a later date in Baileys Harbor Cemetery.

Joan P. Lindal

By Huehns Funeral Home


Joan Phyllis Lindal, 78, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home Monday morning, March 12, 2018.


     She was born June 9, 1939 in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of the late Frederick and Bernice (Chapman) Drueen. Joan graduated in 1957 from Maine Township High School. On August 13, 1960, she was united in marriage to William Daniel Lindal in Morton Grove, IL. They owned and operated the Bel-Aire Motel in Egg Harbor from 1976 until 1979. Joan also owned the Next Door Gift Shop and Just For You Gifts with her daughter, Donna. She previously worked for her sister-in-law, Jeannie, at the Chief Oshkosh Trading Post.


     Joan was a member of Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. She enjoyed Washington Islanders Baseball, spending time with her family, her dog, Daisy, playing bingo, and doing jigsaw puzzles.


     Joan will be deeply missed by her husband, William of Sturgeon Bay; daughter and two sons, Donna Lindal of Sturgeon Bay, John Lindal of Sturgeon Bay, and Daniel (Cathy) Lindal (and their son, Landis) of Goodyear, AZ; two granddaughters, Megan Lindal (and her mother, Mary O'Hern) and Jennifer Lindal, both of Sturgeon Bay; sister, Jean DiCosola of Palatine, IL; sisters-in-law, Jeannie Hutchins of Washington Island and Gloria Bernstein of Union Grove; many nieces and nephews; dear friends; and her dear dog, Daisy.


     She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Vito Sarli; and her grandson, William D. Lindal.


     Joan's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Tim Malek officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Washington Island Cemetery on May 24, 2018.


     Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Friday, March 16, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and at Bay View Lutheran Church, Saturday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. **Please be aware that the St. Patrick's Day parade will begin at10:00 a.m. in Sturgeon Bay and those traveling from the northern Door County may want to consider traveling over the Bayview Bridge to S. Lansing Ave. to Madison Ave. to Maple St. where the church is located.


Clarice A. Cornette

Clarice Ann Cornette, 72, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on March 12, 2018, at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay.   She was born Jan. 30, 1946, in Brussels to Edward and Viola (Renier) Englebert. On Oct. 8, 1966, she married Ervin L. Cornette in Brussels.

Clarice was a long time and active member of Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood where she served on the funeral committee and helped with CCD.  She loved spending time and shopping with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, 5 children, Jackie (Jay Neinas) Hoeckendorff, Forestville; Jodi Rass, Sturgeon Bay; Jill (Jerry) Kaye, Brussels; Jayne (Bill) Hayes, Sturgeon Bay; and Jesse Cornette, Sturgeon Bay;  13 grandchildren, Brandon, Mercedes, Kelsy Ann, Joey, Levi, Roy, Austin, Dylan, Kameron, Dakoda, Marshall, Tucker, and Emma; 2 great-grandchildren, Jordan and Zoey; 2 sisters, Noretta (Dan) Kaye, Brussels; and Wendy (Rick) Vlies, Casco; brother Dave (Terri) Englebert, Brussels; sister-in-law, Linda Kinnard, Algoma; 2 brothers-in-law, Lee (Carol) Cornette, Sturgeon Bay; Wayne (Diane) Cornette, Brussels; special God-child, Jenni Burlo; and special friend, Annette Alrand.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister-in-law Nancy Brown, 2 great-grandchildren, Dylan and Evelynn Jennerjohn.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, March 16, 2018, at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood.  Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Friends may call on Thursday at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay from 4:00-8:00 pm and at the church on Friday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  A prayer service will be held at 7:30 pm on Thursday at the funeral home.

Evarista "Evie" D. Nell




Evarista "Evie" Dorothy Nell, 89, of Forestville, passed away at her daughter's home on March 12, 2018.  She was born December 25, 1928, in Algoma to Wenzel and Louise (Paul) Fiala.  Evie graduated from Algoma High School and on April 14, 1953, she married Orland Nell in Algoma.   He preceded her in death on January 10, 2003.  Evie enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family and friends.

Survivors include two children, Jim (Debra) Nell and Christine (James) Crass, all of Sturgeon Bay; two grandchildren, Karen (Dan) Lipinski, and Kevin (fiancé, Alisha Sloan) Nell; three great-grandchildren, Jesse, Rachael, and Michelle; one step-grandson, Tim (Stacey) Crass; sister, Marie Mleziva; in-laws, Harold Nell, Marilyn Nell, and Margaret Nell.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Irene; brother, Edward; and many in-laws.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Special thanks to Unity Hospice, Dr. Hogan, Ministry Home Health Care and everyone who cared for Mom for the last 10 months.





James J. Vanness

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home



James J. Vanness, 61, of Algoma passed away unexpectedly on Sunday March 11, 2018.  He was born on February 7, 1957 to the late William and Josie (Soquet) Vanness.  He was a graduate of Algoma High School. After high school he worked at Olsonite Corporation for 27 years.  He currently worked at Vollrath Co. in Kewaunee WI. On May 3, 1980 he married Susan Heim in Casco. Jim loved being outdoors, watching the boats come in, bird watching and gardening.  He also liked going out to Richard's for chicken. He especially enjoyed his dog Haley and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

 

Jim is survived by his wife Susan of 37 years; his daughters Ashley (Logan) Rankin, and Brittany (Jim) Sullivan; grandchildren Landon and Addison Rankin, and Tru Sullivan; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Wayne (Joyce) Heim, Lloyd (Joyce) Heim, and Rosemary Heim.  He was preceded in death by his parents William and Josie Vanness; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Ray and Florence Heim; his brother-in-law Raymond Heim Jr., and sister-in-law Patsy Heim.

Visitation will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, 1617 Flora Ave., Algoma, on Wednesday March 14, 2018 from 4 to 8 p.m. Closing prayer service will be at 8 p.m. Visitation will continue Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Algoma from 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral Mass to follow at 11 a.m. with Fr. Peter Stryker officiating.  Burial to follow in St. Mary's Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Norman C Collins

By McMahon Funeral Home


Norman C Collins, 90, of Luxemburg,  died Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born in Brown County to the late Charles and Mabel (Wery) Collins on December 15, 1927. He was united in marriage at Robinsonville Presbyterian Church with Carol Ropson on April 7, 1951. She preceded him in death on July 7, 2017.


Together they ran a dairy farm in Tonet for many years, during which he also worked full time in construction. He enjoyed working in his garden and doing woodworking projects in his garage. His all time favorite thing though, had to be going out to eat, especially breakfast. Norman was a hard working, loving, husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa.


Survivors include daughter, Sherry (Dennis) DeChamps and their children Eric (Christi) and Matt (Robin); daughter Sandy DeBaker and her children John (Sherry), Nick (Heidi), Sara (Jay) Shefchik, and Lydia (Steve) Blaha; son, Ken (Wendy) and their son Austin; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Lorraine (Ray) Soquet; three sisters in law, Rosella Ropson, Evelyn Ropson, Marie Collins; one brother in law and one sister in law, Roland (Carol) Ropson; nieces and nephews.


Norman was preceded in death by, one brother Tony Collins; one sister and one brother in law Joyce (Ronald) DeKeyser; two sisters in law and four brothers in law, Dorothy and Jerry Bodart; Ella and Emerson Vandenhouten; Gerald Ropson; Gaylord Ropson.


Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, March 12, 2018.  Closing Funeral Service at 7:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor William Kamke officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.


Norman C. Collins

By McMahon Funeral Home



 

Norman C. Collins, 90, of Luxemburg, died Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born in Brown County to the late Charles and Mabel (Wery) Collins on December 15, 1927. He was united in marriage at Robinsonville Presbyterian Church with Carol Ropson on April 7, 1951. She preceded him in death on July 7, 2017.

Together they ran a dairy farm in Tonet for many years, during which he also worked full time in construction. He enjoyed working in his garden and doing woodworking projects in his garage. His all time favorite thing though, had to be going out to eat, especially breakfast. Norman was a hard working, loving, husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa.

Survivors include daughter, Sherry (Dennis) DeChamps and their children Eric (Christi) and Matt (Robin); daughter Sandy DeBaker and her children John (Sherry), Nick (Heidi), Sara (Jay) Shefchik, and Lydia (Steve) Blaha; son, Ken (Wendy) and their son Austin; 14 great grandchildren; one sister, Lorraine (Ray) Soquet; three sisters in law, Rosella Ropson, Evelyn Ropson, Marie Collins; one brother in law and one sister in law, Roland (Carol) Ropson; nieces and nephews.

Norman was preceded in death by, one brother Tony Collins; one sister and one brother in law Joyce (Ronald) DeKeyser; two sisters in law and four brothers in law, Dorothy and Jerry Bodart; Ella and Emerson Vandenhouten; Gerald Ropson; Gaylord Ropson.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, March 12, 2018. Closing Funeral Service at 7:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor William Kamke officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Pam and the entire staff of Helping Hearts Assisted Living for their wonderful care, kindness and support they gave Norman during his time there. Our family wishes to thank Unity Hospice for their compassionate care of our Dad. Thank you to his friends and neighbors who visited him these past few years. These visits were greatly appreciated.

Larry Wery

By McMahon Funeral Home



 

Larry Charles Wery, 80, Casco, died early Thursday morning, March 8, 2018 at Oak Creek Assisted Living.

He was born in Dyckesville, WI, on November 18, 1937 to the late John and Odile(Guelette) Wery. He served in the U.S. Army Reserves for six years.

On September 21, 1963 he married Elaine L. Mathu at St. Hubert Church, Sugarbush.

Larry retired in 1998 from the Selmer Company after 30 plus years of work and was a member of the Laborers Local 330 Union.

Larry had many interests, which included collecting John Deere toys and tractors, making Belgian trippe, gardening and his 1957 Ford Fairlane car. He also enjoyed working on his hobby farm and riding his favorite John Deere gator.

Survivors include his daughter, Renee Bohm, Luxemburg and his three grandchildren, which were the light of his life, Hunter, Isabella and Calvin Bohm; his siblings, Vilaria Romuald, Champion; Arlen and Judy Wery, Algoma; Ronald and Judy Wery, Green Bay; his sister in law, Mary Ann Wery, Green Bay; brothers in law and sisters in law, Myra Tlachac, Casco; Bernadine Mathu, Marianne Greatens, Genial and Ellen Mathu, Linda and David Jadin, Paula and Paul Sinkula, all of Luxemburg; Carl and Judy Mathu, Green Bay; his grandchildren's father, Mark Bohm; many nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John; one sister and brother in law, Verle and Donald Dax; his father in law and mother in law, Joseph and Beatrice Mathu; brothers in law, Ronald Romuald; James Tlachac; Gerald Mathu; Harley Greatens; one godson, Randy Romuald.

Friends may call 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Sunday, March 11, 2018 at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.

Closing prayer service 4:30 pm. Visitation will continue 9:00 and 10:45 am, Monday, March 12, 2018 at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.

Funeral 11:00 am Monday at the church with Rev. Milton Suess officiating.

Burial at St. Mary Cemetery Luxemburg with presentation of the flag by the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg.

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

The Wery family wishes to extend a special thank you to Unity Hospice, the staff of Oak Creek Assisted Living, with a personal thank you to Dorothy Thiry and Bill Roethle, for the friendship and assistance given to Larry over the past years.

Orville H. Kugler, Sr.

By Huehns Funeral Home


Orville Henry Kugler, Sr., 86, of Sturgeon Bay, POW, MIA, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart recipient, passed away Tuesday morning, March 6, 2018.


     He was born May 20, 1931 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Frederick "Fritz" and Pearl (Ehlers) Kugler. Before graduating high school at Sevastopol, Orville enlisted with the United States Army. His career serving our country spanned 20 years, until his retirement on July 31, 1969 as Sgt. 1st class SSE7.


     On September 6, 1952, Orville married the love of his life, Virginia A. DeLair at Fort Riley, Kansas. He always said, "She was the best thing that ever happened to me." They were blessed with fifty-five years of marriage. Virginia passed away September 7, 2007. Upon returning to Sturgeon Bay after his service, Orville worked as a custodian for the Door County Courthouse, Petry's Motel in Baileys Harbor, cooked at the Ivanhoe, bartended at the Jacksonport Saloon, and started Dave's Tree Service in the mid-1970s.


     He enjoyed spending time at the cabin in Townsend, WI, deer hunting, gardening, and tinkering in the garage. As Orville would say, "My junk is better than your junk." He liked shooting darts and playing pool. Orville will be remembered for his quick wit, positive attitude, and dedication to our nation's service members.


     He was a member of the VFW Post #3088 in Sturgeon Bay and held the offices of honor squad leader, secretary, and treasurer.


     Orville is survived by his three children, Cindy Raynier of Carlsville, Linda (Richard) Farley of New Franken, and Orville Jr. (Kim) Kugler of Egg Harbor; eight grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; great-great-grandson, Dakota; and sister, Darlene Torp of Reedsville.


     He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother and sister, Gerald Kugler and Laura Belle; and a great-grandson.


     A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Reeder Herrick officiating. Military honors by the United States Army and VFW Post #3088 will follow at the funeral home.


     Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Satuday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.


     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Orville's name for the Door County Veteran's Services Office.


     "Our family would like to extend a special thanks to the staffs of Unity Hospice and Sturgeon Bay Health Services and also to Jennifer for the special care given to our dad in his final days."


Marion Beatrice Klapatch

By Huehns Funeral Home

Marion Beatrice Klapatch, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Tuesday morning, March 6, 2018 at Cardinal Ridge CBRF.

She was born May 14, 1924 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Clement and Laura (DeBaker) Friex. Marion was united in marriage to to Delbert Edward Klapatch, and they shared fifty-two years of marriage. Delbert passed away in March of 2001.

Marion graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School. She was employed with Alan Bradley in Milwaukee before returning to Sturgeon Bay where she then worked for Emerson Motors for 10 years.

She enjoyed sewing and could fix anything. Marion loved being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, watching parades, birthday parties, and picking strawberries. Marion was a very loving mother.

She was a member of IDMR bible study group.

Marion is survived by her two sons, Dale (Cynthia) Klapatch of the Town of Nasewaupee, Sturgeon Bay, and Dennis Klapatch of the Town of Chase, Pulaski; four grandchildren, Heather (Daniel) Adams, David (Krystal) Klapatch, Dylan Klapatch, and Amanda (Nick) Hall; four great-grandchildren, Arabella and Jesse Adams, and Lewin Klapatch and Victoria Hall; sister-in-law, Jean Friex of Sturgeon Bay; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister and brother, Ceil May and Donald Friex.

Marion's will be honored at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. She will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.

John W. Weber

By Huehns Funeral Home


John W. Weber, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home, Monday afternoon, March 5, 2018 with his family at his side.


     He was born November 25, 1941 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Walter and Caroline (Schallie) Weber. John graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1959 and then attended classes at NWTC. He was a 34-year veteran of the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department. John also owned and operated JJ's Roofing in Sturgeon Bay with his son, James. On March 15, 1968, he married Jean M. Homeyer in Menominee, MI.


     John's greatest love in life was his family; they were everything to him. He was most proud of his children and grandchildren. John liked to Polka dance and enjoyed days spent by the pool. He looked forward to attending car shows, dirt bike racing, watching softball games, and cherished the times and memories with family and friends while vacationing in the Wisconsin Dells.


    John will be deeply missed by loving wife, Jean; four children, Paula (fiancé, Bruce Kruswick) Weber, Joseph (Tanya) Weber, Pamela (Nick) Watermolen, and James (Alicia) Weber; eight grandchildren, Thomas (friend, Casey Rinas) Weber, April (fiancé, Darren Spencer) Herlache, Ryan (Heather) Herlache, Alex Herlache, Andrew Herlache, Bruce Weber, and Mason and Peyton Watermolen; three great grandchildren, Jack and Pearl Spencer and Colton Bertrand; sister, Marvel (Roger Sr.) Hartel of Sturgeon Bay; and longtime friends, Dick Stuewer and Steve Greninger.


     He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Caroline Weber; two sisters, Dawn (George Sr.) Poh and Patricia (George Jr.) Dufek; and nephew, Thomas J. Poh.


     John's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Carl Schmitt, of Corpus Christi Parish, officiating. He will be laid to rest in Schumacher Cemetery.


Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.


Justin Wyatt Sager

By Huehns Funeral Home


Justin Wyatt Sager, 36, of Germantown Hills, IL, died Friday afternoon, March 2, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI.


     He was born April 13, 1981 in Rushville, the son of Wyatt and Sarita Webb Sager. Justin graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1999 and from Monmouth College in 2004. On April 16, 2011, he married Kacy Lyn Poorbaugh at Morton United Methodist Church in Illinois where he was currently a member. Justin was employed with Caterpillar Inc. since 2005.


     His wife and children were the pride and joy of his life. Justin leaves a legacy in the integrity of his character, his kind and humorous spirit, his passion for the outdoors and traveling (especially to Door County, WI), and his zest in all his relationships.
He will be deeply missed by his wife, Kacy (and their two children, Norah Lyn and Keller); parents, Wyatt and Trish Sager of Beardstown, IL; sister, Nicole (Jason) Potts of Morton, IL; nieces and nephew, Caroline, Charlotte, and Henry Potts; parents-in-law, Kip and Deanna Poorbaugh of Tremont, IL; brother-in-law, Kris Poorbaugh of San Francisco, CA; grandparents, Sara and Gary Orwig, Joanna Sager, Don and Ellen Willms, and Sherrilyn Poorbaugh; and several loving aunts and uncles; and cousins.


     Justin was preceded in death by his mother, Sarita; and grandfathers, Boyd Sager and Bill Webb.


     His life will be honored with a funeral service held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Morton United Methodist Church 420 N. Tennessee St., Morton, IL 61550. Justin's family will visit with friends at the church on Tuesday from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service.


     A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at Hirstein Cemetery near Morton.


     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given for the "Justin Sager Memorial Fund" (established at Morton Community Bank) for the benefit of his children.


Armand H. Tipler

Armand Herbert Tipler, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away surrounded by his family at his home on March 5, 2018.  He was born on September 5, 1941, in Sturgeon Bay to Edward and Mabel (Scott) Tipler. On November 7, 1959, he married the love of his life, Betty Jean Eckert at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church.

Armand loved to spend time outdoors hunting, fishing and excavating.  He also liked to take long road trips with Betty and his dog, Molly. He was a member of the National Rifle Association, and past president of the Jacksonport "Port Riders" Snowmobile Club.  Armand was a very generous and giving person who would always help anyone in need.

Survivors include his wife, Betty "Jeanie"; three children, Donna (Craig) Tlachac, Vista, CA and their children, Chelsea (Jeremy) Curtright, Tyler (Stephanie) Tlachac, and Justin (Andrenae) Tlachac; Mike (Diane) Tipler, Sturgeon Bay and their children, Robert (Shana), Daniel (Sandy), Ashley, Jamie (Telly), Sam (Sadie), and Alex; Steve (Lynne) Tipler, Sturgeon Bay, and their children, Nicholas, Samantha, Nathaniel, Mikayla, and Olivia; eight great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Mary Ann Wendt; two brothers-in-law, Edward (Chris) Eckert, Gilbert, AZ; Bill (Patsy) Eckert, Brussels.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother-in-law, Wally Eckert.

Memorial services will be 11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Reeder Herrick officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Saturday.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Frank J. Heidler III

Frank J. Heidler III of Sister Bay, WI and Oak Brook, IL passed away peacefully at his home March 4, 2018 surrounded by his family. Frank was a lifetime lumberman, and third generation owner of Heidler Hardwood Lumber Company. He was born in Austin, IL on August 20, 1928 to Frank J. Heidler Jr. and Sylvia Ulrici Heidler. He grew up in Riverside, IL where he graduated from Riverside Brookfield High School before attending Iowa State University. He then graduated from the University of Michigan and remained a lifelong fan. Frank was preceded in death by his loving wife Sallie J. Heidler, and is survived by son Skip Heidler (Debby) of Hinsdale, IL, daughter Betsy Steele (Jeff) of Chicago, IL, son Scott Heidler (Amy) of Lisle, IL, grandchildren Woody Heidler (Emily), Erica Heidler, Lindsey Mazeika (Jason), Kendra Zalar (Alex), Amanda Smith (Ryan), Kaela Steele, Gretchen Steele, William Heidler, Bradley Heidler, and great grandchildren Avery Mazeika, Emma Mazeika, and Jamie Zalar.

Frank surrounded himself with his family as often as possible in Door County and instilled his love of boating in all. He also donated his time and talents to the Graue Mill and the DuPage Republican Party. He served as Commodore of the Ephraim Yacht Club, President of the Hardwood Distributors Association, and Director of the National Hardwood Lumber Association.

 

He loved sailing, gardening, woodworking, and spending time with his family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider a donation to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for research and early awareness.

Prostate Cancer Foundation

1250 Fourth Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Visitation and service will be Saturday March 17, 2018 at

 

St. Luke's Episcopal Church

Sister Bay, WI

 

Visitation at the church at 1:00

Service to follow at 2:00

Virgil Skarvan

Virgil Skarvan, age 89 of Kewaunee died on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at Linden Manor in Kewaunee.  He was born on April 2, 1928 to the late Wenzel and Theresa (Wettering ) Skarvan.

Virgil was a retired electrician.  He enjoyed listening to polkas, riding his Gold Wing motorcycle, building something out of nothing and fixing anything broken.  He served in the U. S. Army from November 1950 to November 1952.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Judy and Bob Faivre, Henderson, NV; Karen and Ray Christnovich, Abrams, WI; one son and daughter-in-law: Dean and Sherri Skarvan, Lexington, KY; eight grandchildren: Beth (Steve) Barnekow; James (Lauren) Christnovich; Anne Christnovich; Ryan (Sarah) Christnovich; Jill (Scott) Reuss; Scott (Stephanie) Skarvan; Sean Go; Adam Go; ten greatgrandchildren, with one due April 9th; one brother: David Skarvan, Two Rivers.  He was preceded in death by his sister: Marie (Glenn) Kunesh; three brothers: Norbert Skarvan; Kenneth Skarvan  and Eugene Skarvan.

Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Saturday March 10 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until the time of services.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. followed by a military flag presentation.

The family would like to thank the great staff at Linden Manor, Unity Hospice, and the Bellin Cancer Clinic for their compassion and care.  In lieu of flowers, donations to the CLL Society Inc. (cllsociety.org), or The Prostate Cancer Foundation would be appreciated.

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