Obituaries Archives for 2018-04

Joseph E. Vanness

By McMahon Funeral Home

Joseph E. Vanness, 57 of Dyckesville, died Thursday morning, April 26, 2018.  He was born on September 14, 1960 in Kewaunee County to the late George A. and Glory Ann (Jeanquart) Vanness.  On August 20, 1982 he married Lee Ann Van Ess at St. Odile Church, Tonet.  His enjoyments included hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a great teacher of independence.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Lee Ann and two children, Tonya (Greg) Bouche, Dyckesville; Stacy (Lee) Jobelius, Green Bay; three grandchildren, Amber, Alex and Skyler; one brother, Edward VannEss, Dyckesville; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joe was preceded in death by one daughter, Tina.

Friends may call at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Friday, May 04, 2018.  Funeral 11:00 am on Friday with Rev. John Van Deuren and Pat Ratajczak, Pastoral Leader, officiating. Burial in St. Louis Cemetery, Dyckesville.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Vanness Family.

Orbie R. Kroening

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Orbie R. Kroening, 80, Town of Brussels, passed away Sat. April 28, 2018 at Bay Road Place in Algoma.  Orbie was born Feb. 5, 1938 in the Town of Brussels to Ewald and Odile (Malcore) Kroening.

Orbie graduated from the Brussels High School and helped on the home farm as a young man.  He later was employed at the Algoma Hardwoods where he worked for  40 years.

He married Sally Willette on Dec. 29, 1990.  they lived on the home farm where Orbie raised many different animals until he couldn't do it anymore due to his health issues.

Orbie is survived by his three children Diana (Rick) Pallex, Algoma; Barb (Jon) Paplham, New Franken; and Ricky (Debra) Kroening, Forestville; six stepchildren;  11 grandchildren Tanya (Damian) Bott, Elliot Pallex (special friend Tricia Glinski), Adam Przybylski, Logan Ann Litersky, Christopher Przybylski (special friend Stephanie Puentter), Gabrielle Paplham and Matthew, Jennifer, Zack, Gunner and Hailey Kroening; 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.   He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Sally, two brothers and two sisters.

Family and friends may gather at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Falck officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.

Joseph E. Vanness

By McMahon Funeral Home

Joseph E. Vanness, 57 of Dyckesville, died Thursday morning, April 26, 2018.  He was born on September 14, 1960 in Kewaunee County to the late George A. and Glory Ann (Jeanquart) Vanness.  On August 20, 1982 he married Lee Ann Van Ess at St. Odile Church, Tonet.  His enjoyments included hunting, fishing and gardening. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and a great teacher of independence.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Lee Ann and two children, Tonya (Greg) Bouche, Dyckesville; Stacy (Lee) Jobelius, Green Bay; three grandchildren, Amber, Alex and Skyler; one brother, Edward VannEss, Dyckesville; nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joe was preceded in death by one daughter, Tina.

Friends may call at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Friday, May 04, 2018.  Funeral 11:00 am on Friday with Rev. John Van Deuren and Pat Ratajczak, Pastoral Leader, officiating. Burial in St. Louis Cemetery, Dyckesville.

Keith Robert Haasch

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Keith Robert Haasch, 85, Algoma, was called to his eternal home, April 28, 2018.  He was born April 3, 1933 to Herbert and Hazel (Woller) Haasch.

Keith was drafted into the United States Army in 1953 and served for two years, honorably discharged in April of 1955.

Keith married the love of his life, Carol Baudhuin on August 9, 1958.

Keith recently had the honor and great pleasure of taking part in one of the Old Glory Honor Flights to Washington D.C.  The trip ended with a Welcome Home Celebration where all of the veterans were greeted with cheers, applause and salutes.

Keith worked as lineman for the telephone company for 40 years.  He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman.  He enjoyed his annual hunting trip up north, cutting as much lawn as he could, spending time at the YMCA, watching his grandchildren's ball games and cheering on the World Champion Green Bay Packers.

He was part of many different clubs and organizations.  He dedicated his time and talents to the Algoma Lions Club, Algoma Boat Club, The Telephone Pioneers, American Legion, was president of the Wood Side Sportsman Club, active in St. Mary Church and he received the Trail Blazer Award for Distinguished Service to Scouting.

Keith is survived by his wife Carol,  three sons Lee (Lisa) Haasch, Guy Haasch and Gary (Kathy) Haasch; his grandchildren Katie Haasch, Tyler (Kirsten) Haasch, Mark Ouradnik Jr., Erin Cabino (significant other Ryan), Paige (Tyler) Hackett, Erin (Andy) Mueller, Jenny (significant other Andy) Haasch, Trevor Haasch, Emily Haasch, Eric Haasch, Megan Holcomb, Dalton Holcomb; great grandchildren Brooks, Axel, Olivia and Brooklyn; one sister Jean (Richard) Lohrey, two brothers-in-law James (Patricia) Baudhuin, and Tom (Jenny) Baudhuin; and his grandpup, Bailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Hazel, father and mother-in-law Clarence and Emily Baudhuin, brother and sister-in-law Clarence and Virginia Baudhuin, and his special aunt Pearl Woller.

Family and friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 4 PM until 8 PM.  Prayer service 7 PM at the funeral home,  Visitation will continue Thursday, May 3, 2018  St. Mary Catholic Church from 9:30 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM with Father Peter Stryker officiating.  Military Honor Rites will take place after the Mass.  Burial in the church cemetery.

Keith lived his life to the fullest and with the biggest smile on his face.  He is loved by many and will be missed by all.

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Kristen E. Konrad

By Huehns Funeral Home


Kristin E. Konrad, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, went to her eternal home to be with her Savior on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Door County Medical Center.

She was born August 29, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay. Kristin was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Kristin graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1969 went on to study at Door Kewaunee Teachers College where she graduated in 1971. She raised her family and was very proud that she began working at the Dorchester Nursing Home in housekeeping and retired as a Registered Head Night Nurse at the same facility, having graduated from the Nursing program at NWTC in 1994.

Kristin had a deep love for her children and a special love for each and every one of her grandchildren. She so enjoyed spending as much time as she could with each one.

Kristin will be missed by her three children, Jonathan of Sturgeon Bay, Jennifer Wilson of Green Bay, and Amanda (Chad) Gerdmann of Sturgeon Bay; six grandchildren, Silviamae and Emily Konrad, Isabel Tong, Adrian Kastrop, and Cora and Nathan Gerdmann; her loving companion of 20 years, John Fitchett; three sisters, Jeannine Eggert, Lois (Darrell) Jeremiassen, and Nancy (Richard) Schneider; nieces and nephews; other family; and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Elden and Lauretta Jorgenson; and infant sons.

Kristin's life will be honored with a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Burial will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Shiloh Road, Sturgeon Bay.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

"Our family would like to express a special thanks to her dearest and best friend, Karen Moore, and added thanks to Ann Smith for all the rides to NWTC, enabling her to graduate from the nursing program."

Eileen Robertson

By Forbes Funeral Home

Eileen (Liebe) Robertson, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility on April 24, 2018. She was born on June 6, 1929, in Sturgeon Bay to Ernest and Helen Liebe. On March 29, 1952, she married James Robertson in Sturgeon Bay and had four children, Kurt, Cheryl, Kris, and Dale.


Eileen grew up in Nasewaupee, attended Sturgeon Bay High School, and moved once in her life (until recently) — that being to Robertson Orchards on Shiloh Road. She was a member of the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, the Red Hatters, a homemaker, orchard owner, and "Olga" in Jim's Door County Advocate column Orchard Ole. Eileen was a wonderful baker, making the best fresh cherry and apple pies.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law Sue Robertson, Brussels; a daughter, Cheryl Robertson, Pewaukee; two sons, Kris Robertson (fiancée Kathy Woldt), Sturgeon Bay; and Dale (Cathleen) Robertson, Appleton. Nine grandchildren: Dirk (Laura) Watkins, Wauwatosa; Jill (Seth) Pfeil, Cottage Grove; Dylan (Nicki) Watkins, Pewaukee; Paul Robertson, Brussels; Jonathan Robertson, Milwaukee; Thomas Robertson, Sturgeon Bay; Skipp Robertson, Sturgeon Bay; Elizabeth Robertson, Milwaukee; Josie (Brandon) Schultz, Howard; great-grandchildren Audrey and Madeline Pfeil, Dayton and Lacey Watkins, and Sawyer Watkins; sister Shirley (Jake) Bostrom, Menomonie; sister-in-law Alice Dufek, Lake Havasu City, AZ; sister-in-law Mary Robertson, Sun City, AZ; sister-in-law Marilyn Liebe, Sturgeon Bay; nieces and nephews; and special friend George "Bud" Schubert. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Jim, sister Jean (Jack) Poh, brother Leroy Liebe, brother-in-law Harry Dufek, brother-in-law John M. Robertson, and son Kurt.

A memorial service will be conducted at the United Methodist Church, 836 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018, with Pastor David Leistra officiating. Friends may call directly at the church on Saturday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service. Interment will take place at the Shiloh Church Cemetary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Eileen's name for the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church or Shiloh Moravian Church Lot & Cemetery Association Building Fund.


The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to Unity Hospice, Cardinal Ridge Residential Care, the Door County Medical Center and Skilled Nursing Facility for their wonderful care and support.

Betty Jane Anna Resler

By Huehns Funeral Home

Betty Jane Anna Resler, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away in the comfort of her home, Monday morning, April 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family.

     She was born at home on the family farm located on the top of Egg Harbor Hill on September 10, 1938, the daughter of Oscar Herman Tanck and Bernice Dorothy (Petersen) Tanck. Betty's family eventually moved and had their farm on Maple Tree Road. She attended Egg Harbor Grade School and graduated from Gibraltar High School. After high school, Betty went to work at the Milwaukee Shoe Factory in Sturgeon Bay. There, she met John David Resler, Sr. They were united in marriage on June 28, 1958 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Egg Harbor and blessed with nearly 60 years of marriage. Betty worked as a housekeeper for the Ephraim Shores Motel for over 20 years and cherished all of the people she met.

     She formerly attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Betty enjoyed tending to her flowers, especially her exotic lilies and roses. She liked traveling to Montana and Georgia amongst other places and going for weekend car rides. Betty loved her pets, but more than anything, she loved her family.

     She will be deeply missed by her husband, John, Sr. of Sturgeon Bay; four sons, John Resler, Jr. of Savannah, GA; Mike (Audra) Resler of Panama City, FL, Todd (Angela) Resler of De Pere, and Troy Resler of Sturgeon Bay; seven grandchildren, Dirk and Brittany, Nicholas and Brett, and Morgan, Gavin, and Marissa; and brother, Oscar, Jr. of Goreville, IL; and other relatives.

     Betty was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert Tanck.

     A private family funeral service was held at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor David Leistra officiating. Betty was laid to rest in the Egg Harbor Town Cemetery.

Anna Kugel

By McMahon Funeral Home

Anna L. Kugel, 99, of New Franken, passed away peacefully early Sunday morning, April 22, 2018 at Anna's House in New Franken, following a brief illness. She was born in Sugar Bush on August 30, 1918 to the late Louis and Mary (Mathu) Jadin. After attending eight years at "Brick Grade School" she moved to Green Bay. Anna worked briefly at Green Bay Awning, Green Bay Cheese Plant and then attended Green Bay Vocational School for a six-week course in welding. She supported the "war-effort" traveling to Sturgeon Bay daily and did welding at Leathan D. Smith Shipbuilding Company as a 'Riveting Rosie". She later worked at Austin Straubel Paper Mill. Anna married Joseph Kugel from Pilsen on October 7, 1944. After returning from WWII, Joe and Anna purchase a small dairy farm in New Franken and later a 400-tree apple orchard. Anna farmed and milked the cows for thirty years. They raised three children, Mary, Julie and Kenny. Following the sale of the farm, Anna worked in food service at Parkview Nursing Home, Green Bay. Anna was a renaissance woman, among the first of her generation to drive a car. She was an active woman participating in numerous group activities, quilting and piecing hundreds of quilts for the "Missions" at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg. She knitted over fifty prayer shawl's for the St. Bernard Prayer Shawl Ministry, Green Bay; and would knit mittens and dish towels for St. Kilian Church and others who needed them. As a leader she held position in the St. Kilian Christian Women's Society, the Diocesan Vicarate and lead the New Franken Senior Group for years. She was a faithful daily Mass attender and worked the funeral lunches. Her hobbies included gardening, canning, sewing, quilting, needle work (hardanger, tatting, crocheting) and putting together numerous puzzle's. She is most known for her Belgian waffle and pie making. Anna loved family and visitors.

Anna and Joe traveled to numerous locations often, visiting their daughter in the military in various location in European Countries. The highlight of travels was in 1978 when Ann and Joe drove to Alaska with their "pop up" camper for over six weeks. Anna also participated with a Diocesan youth mission, trip to Kentucky for nine days in 1998, cooking and sleeping in the church pew.

Anna is survived by her daughter, Julie Radosavljevic, Green Bay; her son, Ken, CA; one granddaughter, Emily Radosavljevic, Europe; many nieces and nephews.

Anna was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; one daughter, Mary Kugel; son in law, Dragisa Radosavljevic; her parents, Louis and Mary Jadin; her siblings, Melvin and Matilda Jadin, Edward (Tillie) Jadin, Laura (John) Theys, Peter (Martha) Jadin, Florence (Art) VandenPlas, Lawrence (Laura) (Irene) Jadin, her father in law and mother in law, Joseph and Cecilia Kugel, brothers in law and sisters in law, Wencil (Helen) Kugel, Dorothy (Matt) Cherney, Frank (Helen) Kugel, Mary "Mamie" (Joe) Arvey, Jacob (Malinia) Kugel.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3:00 to 6:30 pm on Thursday, April 26, 2018. Parish prayer service 6:30 pm on Thursday with Cheryl Maricque. Visitation will continue between 10:00 and 10:45 am on Friday, April 27, 2018 at St. Kilian Church, New Franken. Funeral 11:00 am on Friday at the church with Rev. Dean Dombroski officiating. Burial in St. Kilian Cemetery, New Franken.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund for St. Kilian Parish, New Franken, will be established in Anna's name.

Anna would like to thank Carol and Harlan Basten, Sherry and Ron Willems, Clara and Joe Van Ess, Joey Van Ess, Geralyn Jadin, my daughter Julie, the staff of Anna's Healthcare, Dr. Kristin Powell, St. Kilian Care Ministry and Unity Hospice for taking such great care of Me!

Marjorie C. Binder

By Casperson Funeral Home

Marjorie C. Binder, 96, of Sister Bay, WI and formerly a resident of Renovo, PA passed away at Sister Bay on Sunday, April 22, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2018 at Stella Maris Parish in Sister Bay, WI. Friends and relatives will be received at the church from 2:30 – 3:00 prior to the service. Interment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hyner, PA


Marge was born May 9, 1921 in Renovo—the fourth daughter of the late John P. and May (Pruner) Binder. She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Catholic School and a life-long member of the Catholic Daughters of America. She attended Chestnut Hill College and Lock Haven State Teacher's College and graduated with a degree in Health and Physical Education.


Marge was very patriotic and served her country during WWII and the Korean War. During WWII she joined the Red Cross and was assigned to the staging areas of France and Germany working in the recreation centers and serving as a Clubmobile Captain and "Do-Nut Dolly". In Japan she was stationed with the Air Force as a Recreation Director. Part of her experience in Japan was documented in a book by Joseph Anthony titled "The Rascal and the Pilgrim". She continued to serve her country when, in 1953, the Air Force hired her to work in England. There she served as Civil Service Recreation Director at the Air Force bases of Molesworth, Alconberry and London.


Because of her work in the Red Cross and Civil Service for the Air Force, she is honored as a charter member in the Women In Military Service for America Memorial located at Arlington National Cemetery.


In 1965 she returned to the United States and settled in Door County, WI where she and her friend Bibs McAghon purchased and ran Wilson's Ice Cream Parlor. They with another friend Sarah Wright also purchased the Red Barn Antique Shop which they ran until they retired in 1999.


Marge had an outgoing and fun-loving personality that drew people to her and made her a favorite with her family and friends. She had a generous heart and supported many charities both in Door County and Renovo.


She is survived by her nephews Dennis (Audrey) Gallagher, Tom Gallagher, nieces Anne (Fred) Loperena, Joan (Charlie) Cleveland, great-nephews Brad (Katie) Komorowski Redlien and their son John, Parker (Melissa) Redlien and their son Blake, Randy Redlien and a host of other relatives. She was preceded in death by her friends Bibs McAghon and Sarah Wright, four sisters Rosemary Bultman, Camilla Komorowski, Louise Gallagher, and Ruth Begley, and nephew John Komorowski.

Dorothy I. Bongle

By Huehns Funeral Home

Dorothy I. Bongle, 84, of Green Bay, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday night, April 19, 2018 at Green Bay Health Services.

     She was born April 30, 1933 in Indiana, the daughter of the late Russel and Henrietta (Schroeder) Mellott. Dorothy graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1951. She received her nursing education at NWTC. Dorothy worked at Door County Memorial Hospital, first as a nurse's aid and later as an LPN. She had previously worked for for Dr. Schrank DDS in Sturgeon Bay.

     Dorothy enjoyed music, classical music, playing cards especially cribbage and sheepshead, knitting, crocheting, and reading, especially mystery novels. She was a selfless person as her life of caring would show. Dorothy was also known to play the piano and organ for Mass at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Egg Harbor and also for school events her children participated in.

     She had been a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.

     Dorothy is survived by her four children, Jean Kussow of Green Bay, Sandra (Brad Hennig) Buchberger of Kaukauna, Milton Bongle of Brussels, and Barbara (Steven) Hoeckendorff of Brussels; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Marcia Mellott.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; two children, Darleen Franke, Louis Bongle; sister, Marietta (Clifford) Londo; and brother, Robert Mellott.

     Dorothy's life will be honored with a memorial service held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Anthony Birdsall officiating. Burial will be in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Institute.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until the service.

     Memorials may be given in her memory for Wisconsin Alzheimer's Research.

Beverly Ann Mickelson

By Huehns Funeral Home

Beverly Ann Mickelson, 63, of Portland, OR, passed away Thursday, April 19, 2018.

     She was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI on December 13, 1954, the daughter of Omer "Mick" and Janet M. (Haines) Mickelson. Bev had a passion for sports throughout her life. She attended Sturgeon Bay High School and was active in sports and was a member of the state-championship track team in 1972. Bev played basketball for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where she earned a degree in physical education and health. She returned to coach the Sturgeon Bay High School girls basketball team for two years. Bev loved watching sports and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

     In 1983, she received a master's degree in adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and then moved to Portland, OR, where she worked in a variety of health and fitness positions. Bev started her own business, Ageless Fitness, and worked as a certified personal trainer. Her interpersonal communication skills allowed her to motivate and inspire so many that she worked with.

     Bev's life went full-circle as she experienced poor health because of Parkinson's Disease and Paget's Diesase. In her later life, she enjoyed being outside, gardening, Origami, beading, writing, and photography.

     Bev will be missed by her mother, Janet of Sturgeon Bay; two brothers, Paul of Sturgeon Bay and Tim of Green Bay.

     She was preceded in death by her father.

     Bev died peacefully and left her pain and misery behind.

     She donated her body for Parkinson's research. Memorial services will be held a later date.

     Contributions can be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association (APDA) in Bev's name.

     Bev's family wishes to extend a special thank you to Susan Gilson, for all her help to Bev and her family during this time.

Betty Clark Hanish

By Huehns Funeral Home       

Betty A. Clark Hanish, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, was called home to Heaven on Friday, April 20, 2018 while at Anna's Health Care CBRF surrounded by her family.

     She was born December 16, 1926 in Menominee, MI, the daughter of the late Oscar and Anna (Haines) LeBoeuf. Her mother, Anna, died when Betty was a junior in high school. Betty graduated from Menominee High School in 1944.

     Following high school, Betty met her husband, Harry Clark, while both were employed at Montgomery Wards. On October 7, 1947, they married at St. Ann's Church in Menominee, MI. Betty worked as a seamstress for 30 years and was known for her creative talent. In 1976 they moved to Daggett, MI to enjoy their retirement. They spent 40 wonderful years together until Harry's death on September 20, 1987.

     After Harry's death she moved to Sturgeon Bay and began her 15-year employment with Bay Pharmacy working with her family. On September 15, 1994, she was blessed again and married Walter Hanish in Stephenson, MI. He preceded her in death on February 29, 2016

     Betty lived an enriched and faithful life incorporating strong Catholic Values in her daily living. She was a joy to be around with her optimistic view and humorous attitude. If you had the privilege of knowing her you probably reaped the rewards of her fabulous baking. She inherited her sewing talents from her gifted mother. Betty enjoyed crafting everything; knitting, crocheting, leatherwork, creating afghans for many including the wounded warrior project. Betty loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, swimming, trailbike riding, snowmobiling, fishing, traveling and gardening. She and Harry had to build special shelving to keep up with all the canning of her gardening vegetables. She was a good athlete enjoying golfing, bowling and camping with the family.

     Her family mourning her loss includes her three daughters, Donna (Cliff) Hayes, Kathy (Greg) Rohde, both of Green Bay, and Bobbie Walker of Sturgeon Bay; four grandchildren, Christi (Rob) Vincevineus of Sheboygan, Darren (Tricia) Mercier of Iron River, MI, Brandon (Angela) Rohde of Green Bay, Scott (Jillian) Walker of Sturgeon Bay; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two step-children, Walter (Kris) Hanish of Gulf Shores, AL and Peggy (Allan) Isaac of Lompoc, CA; five step-grandchildren, Matthew (Jeanne) Hanish, Martin (Tracy) Hanish, and Melissa (Christopher) Baxter, all of MN, Robert (Sandra) Pankonin of AZ, Jonathan Pankonin of CA; 17 step-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Valeria LeBoeuf of Menomonee, MI; and many loving nieces and nephew and their families.

     Family members preceding her in death include her parents, Oscar and Anna LeBoeuf; husbands, Harry Clark, Walter Hanish; grandson, Carl Mercier, Jr.; five brothers, Valner (Vi), Jack (Sylvia), Gordy (Helen), Richard (Rosemary), and Donald LeBoeuf; and step-mother, Helen Dulak LeBoeuf.

     A Mass of Christian Burial to celebrate Betty's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. She will be laid to rest at 2:00 p.m. in St. Joseph Cemetery, following the luncheon.

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

     A memorial for Betty is being established for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Harold H. Jeanquart

By McMahon Funeral Home

Heaven gained another Angel on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 when Harold Harry Jeanquart, 91, joined Mae, the love of his life, into the arms of their Lord and Savior.  Harold was born in Namur on March 20, 1927 to Joseph and Annie (Servais) Jeanquart.  He married Mae Lillian Soukup on June 7th, 1950 and together they ran the Jeanquart family farm in the town of Union for over 40 years.  Mae preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 2017.

From childhood on he enjoyed commercial and recreational fishing. Many have heard his hair-raising stories of ice fishing on the waters of Green Bay.  Harold served on the Door County Board of Supervisors and was Union Town Chairman for a number of years.  He was awarded Door County Outstanding Young Farmer in 1962 and Farmer of the Year in 1984.  One of his greatest gifts was his willingness to help others, never expecting anything in return.  He was happiest when he was busy and loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.  Together Harold and Mae loved and followed the Lord through St. Mary of the Snows Parish in Namur, Faith Alive in Sturgeon Bay and most recently and currently, Stewards of Grace Ministries, Namur.

Harold will be deeply missed by his five loving and devoted daughters, Barb (Chris) Derenne, Luxemburg; Sandy (Bill) VanBeaver, Brussels; Debbie (Greg) Lake, Green Bay; Terri (Jerry) Agamaite, Luxemburg; Patti (Dan) Bouchonville, Luxemburg; his grandchildren, Scott (Michelle) Derenne, Ryan (Nikki) Derenne, Tanya (Tony) Zwick, Tara (Cory) Pierre, Tasha (Jerald) Malvitz, Travis (Sarah) Lake, Sara Lake. Amber (Rob) Paul, Justin (special friend Jenny Pieper) Bouchonville, Jesse (Rebecca) Bouchonville; 15 great-grandchildren.  Harold is further survived by three sisters, Evelyn LeCloux, Sister Claudette Jeanquart, Shirley LeCloux; one brother in law, Jim (Linda) Soukup; one sister in law, Charlotte Soukup; many nieces and nephews.

In addition to Mae, Harold was preceded in death by three brothers, Harry (Blanche) Jeanquart, Elmer (Dorothy) Jeanquart, Alvin (Della) Jeanquart; five  sisters, Irene (George) Dufek, Matilda (Ray) Ferron, Blanche (Louis) Cornette, Marie (Wallace) LeCloux, Glory Ann (George) Vanness; brothers in law and sisters in law, Leonard LeCloux, Norman (Betty) Soukup, Raymond Soukup, Ben (Ann) Soukup and June (Bill) Peters.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3:00 TO 7:00 pm on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  Funeral Service 7:00 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastors Darlene and Tom Athey and brother Jim Jeanquart officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay on Wednesday, April 25th at 10:00 am.

Harold will always be remembered as a kind and considerate man, with a caring heart and a sense of humor, along with his love of Family and the Lord.

Special thanks to Terri and Jerry Agamaite for taking Dad into their home after Mom passed away.  Dr's. DeGroot and Sandmire, Unity Hospice, especially Crystal, Jenn, Jenny and Chaplin Mark, Pastor Darlene and Pastor Tom Athey of Stewards of Grace Ministries and brother Jim Jeanquart for their spiritual guidance.

Carole A. Karas

By Forbes Funeral Home

Carole A. Karas

Carole A. Karas, 80, of Sturgeon Bay passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, April 21, 2018.  She was born September 1, 1937, to Louis and Jennie Tassoul in Algoma. Carole married Wayne Karas on November 15, 1958, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Algoma.  He was the love of her life. He passed away at the age of 55 on January 1, 1990. They had two children, Debbie and David.

Carole loved to dance and was part of the Happy Hopper's Dance Club.  She danced every chance she got and even followed one of the local bands when they went out of state to play.  She also loved to volunteer and spent many years helping at Feed & Clothe My People in Sturgeon Bay. Most recently, her volunteer efforts were spent with Neighbor to Neighbor Volunteer Caregivers and the Green Door Resale Shop.  Her talent for remembering people and dates was astonishing. Carole was also a long-time member of the Holy Name of Mary Parish in Maplewood and the Altar Society.

Carole is survived by her children Debbie (Brian) Rankin and David Karas, both of Algoma.  She had six grandchildren, Jeremy (Ashley) Rankin, Stevens Point; Jennifer, Nicholas (Betsy) Rankin and Melissa (Fiancé Marcus) Rankin, all of Green Bay; Michelle (Ken) Kiernan and Phillip Karas, Algoma; three great grandchildren, Max and Alma Rankin, Stevens Point and Bentley Rankin, Green Bay.  Another great grandchild is expected in June and she was really looking forward to meeting that new addition to the family. She is also survived by sisters, Judy (Arlen) Wery and Linda (Wally) Karnopp, along with brothers, Ron (Sandy) Tassoul and Terry (Sharon) Tassoul, and many wonderful nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne, her parents, her brother Alvin, sister Janet Dequaine, sisters-in-law, Rosie Tassoul, Patricia Caniglia, Kathleen Bergsland, Carol Karas and Bernice Karas, along with brothers-in-law, Marvin Dequaine, Kenneth Karas, William Karas, Sebastian Caniglia and George Bergsland.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood.  Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Forbes Funeral Home and then after 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church until time of services.

Bradley Delahaut

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Bradley Delahaut, 48, Kewaunee, passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at home.  He was born Jan. 22, 1970 in Green Bay to David and Bonnie (Hermsen) Delahaut.  Brad graduated from Abbot Pennings High School.  Then he graduated from Marion College with a Bachelor's Degree.

Bradley last job was as an estimator for the Masonite Corporation for many years.

Bradley was very involved in fantasy football, and loved working with Lego's with his daughter Kylie.  He also enjoyed hunting and spending time with his beloved dogs "Coco" and "Maggie".

Bradley is survived by his daughter Kylie, his mother Bonnie Delahaut, Green Bay; two sisters Holly (Todd) Butenhoff, IL; and Tracee (Jason) Farkas, CT; four nephews Tyler, Cody, Jaxon and Grayson.  He was preceded in death by his father David, paternal grandparents Rueben (Florence) Delahaut, maternal grandparents Lawrence (Bernice) Hermsen, Aunt and Uncles Artie (Florence) Daniels and John "Jack" Dollar.

Family and friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, 118 Church St., Algoma, Tues. April 24, 2018 from 9 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AMwith Rev. Peter Stryker officiating.  Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers an Education Fund has been set up for his daughter Kylie at Nicole National Bank.

Wilbert (Bill) Van Goethem

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Homes

Wilbert (Bill) Van Goethem, 73, Luxemburg, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2018 with his family by his side after a long 8-year battle with liver disease. Bill was born on April 12, 1945 to the late Archie and Myrtle (VanPay) Van Goethem. He recently celebrated 50 years of marriage with Linda (Blahnik), they were married on March 9, 1968 at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Sugarbush. Bill ran his own dairy farm with Linda at his side for 25 years. He also worked for many trucking and excavating companies, including, H.T. Watermolen, Joski Construction, Ken Katers Construction, Ed Gersek and Wally Tielens. He enjoyed horse auctions, his Belgian horses and cattle, and time with family. He was the best story teller along with giving many people nicknames.

Bill is survived by his wife Linda; his children, Brenda, John & Holly Baierl, Jeff, Crystal Van Goethem and Jove Bega, Randy, Angie, and Nathan Van Goethem, brother Ray (Jeanette) Van Goethem; sisters Carol LeLou, Elaine Leiterman, Betty (Howard) Wegner, Diane (Vince) Delain; sisters-in-law Pat Van Goethem, Carol Van Goethem (Dale); and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents Archie (Myrtle) Van Goethem, father and mother-in-law Charlie (Gertie) Blahnik; son-in-law Pat Taicher; brothers, Arnie (Joyce) Van Goethem, Harold (Karen) Van Goethem, Bob Van Goethem, and Darold (Jeff) Van Goethem; brothers-in-law, Marlin Zimmer, Don Leiterman, and Marcien LeLou.

Visitation will be held on Monday, April 23, 2018 from 3:30-8:00 pm at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Sugarbush. A prayer service will be held at 7 PM. Visitation will continue at church on Tuesday morning from 9-10:30 am. Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am Tuesday with Fr. Bill O'Brien officiating. Burial will take place at the Irish Eaton Cemetery. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Homes – Casco is assisting the family. Online condolence messages may be shared at

The family wishes to thank Bellin Ultrasound, Brittany, Lisa, Linda, Jessica and Josh; Dr. Picotte, Dr. Bessur and Brandi, Dr. Meves and Nancy, Dr. Mortara. Also, many thanks to Bill's buddies Jim and Mike Kehoe, Jimmy Cravillion, Kenny Pieschek, Pete Lemens, and Dan Skaletski for all of their visits and care. A special thank you to Lonnie Van Goethem, Shorty Leiterman, Chuck and Mel for all of their help.

All of the kids want to say, "Thanks Mom for taking such great care of Dad and all of the love you showed to him."

Janice M. Sperber

By Forbes Funeral Home

Janice Marie Sperber, 78, of Forestville, passed away at home on April 19, 2018.  She was born Jan. 4, 1940 in Sturgeon Bay to George and Bernice (Kolstad) Mickelson.  On Sept. 12, 1959, she married George Sperber at Bay View Lutheran Church.   He preceded her in death on Nov. 4, 2008.

Janice was employed by Younker's Store in Sturgeon Bay for many years.  She was a life-long member of Bay View Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School with her mother and sister for a number of years.

For years, Janice and her husband enjoyed camping, motorcycle trips, archery, and attending country music festivals.  For 50 years, she and her husband attended the Viking Bow and Gun Fall Archery Shoot in Valders.   After George died, Janice enjoyed following her grandchildren's sporting events and was included in many of her children's travels and vacations.  She also liked gardening, canning, baking bread and apple pies.

She is survived by 3 children, Laura (Mike) Lewens, Sturgeon Bay; Ken (Denise) Sperber, Algoma; and David (Cheri) Sperber, Forestville;  7 grandchildren, Karen (Matt) Carow, Samuel (Michelle) Gueli, Shawn (Kelly) Gueli, Kevin (Special Friend Raven) Sperber, Joshua (Fiance Sara) Sperber, Kelly Lewens, and McKenzie Sperber; 6 great-grandchildren, Lily, Brantley, Colton, Ayden, Layla, and Zoey; a brother Gerald K. Mickelson and a sister Bonnie McLean;  in-laws, Fritz and Jane Sperber and Bev Sperber; nieces and nephews; and her cats Lizzy and Johnny.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband's parents, Alfred and Mathilda (LaVine) Sperber, Ruth (Kintopf) Sperber;  her husband; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ed "Boots" Sperber and Lucille Anderson.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday April 24, 2018 at Bay View Lutheran Church with the Rev. Timothy Malek officiating.  Burial will be in Forestville Town Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Monday from 4:00 – 7:30 pm and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of service.

Joanne G. Kuhns

By Huehns Funeral Home    

Joanne G. Kuhns was born in Madison, Wisconsin on September 28, 1931. She passed away in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Joanne was the daughter of Mary Durlin Guenther and Joseph Heibl, and the adopted daughter of Winfried Guenther. She was married to Bill (William R.) Kuhns, who passed away on March 16, 2011. Joanne is survived by her four children, David (Marijke), Sara (Jennifer), Roger (Anne), and Jeanne; her seven grandchildren, Matthew (Melissa), Madeleine, Eli (Christy), Marybeth (Seth), Jacob, Andrew (Katrina), and Alyssa; and her seven great-grandchildren, Marley, Alice, Sophia, Grace, Aletta, Avery, and Amelia.

     Joanne passed peacefully at her daughter's home in Egg Harbor surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

     Joanne was an avid and experienced bird watcher, naturalist, community advocate, and committed social activist. She was an amateur anthropologist, a lover of antiques, history, and science. Joanne loved to interview people no matter the person or pursuit, and many friends were met this way and stayed closely involved in the family. Her infinite curiosity about life built a family of scientists, musicians, writers and artists. In Door County, Joanne was a longtime member of the Red Tent Ladies, whom she dearly loved, and a participant in the League of Women Voters, where she worked towards the furthering of fundamental rights. Joanne was well known throughout the Door County community as "the ticket lady" at the Woodwalk Concert series. She loved being there for her friends and was particularly talented as a listener, endlessly fascinated and moved by other peoples' stories and experiences. She had a passion for travel and visited her children wherever they lived or worked around the world. Joanne was known for her wonderful laugh; her infectious giggling would draw people in to talk about the curious and quirky, often over a morning cup of coffee. When her children were young, the family lived in Prospect Heights, Illinois, where Joanne was active in the PTA, Artists' Guild, The Better Homes and Cookies Ladies, and other community actions. She founded and managed her "Sprouts" business, growing and delivering alfalfa sprouts to Chicago-area restaurants. With her husband Bill, her lifelong love and partner in all adventures, she was the co-editor of New Month magazine, co-founder of their social sailing group the Cana Island Yacht Club and co-owner of The Collectors Antiques.

     Jo's children remember her amazing sense of humor, and how she would often, and comically, explain the punchline first. She loved the inside joke. She taught her family to accept all people and embrace their differences. She always wanted to know the world, and all who knew her will always see her in the things she loved. She embraced the idea of becoming one with the cosmos, returning to nature, being stardust, and told her children, "We become birds when we die."

     "That'll do pig, that'll do." (Her favorite line from her favorite movie.)

     Arrangements are pending for Joanne's life to be celebrated by family with friends in July of 2018. Details of the celebration will be announced at a later date.

Shirley Ann Hanisko

By Huehns Funeral Home

Shirley Ann Hanisko, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, formerly a long-time resident of Bessemer, MI, passed away Sunday morning, April 15, 2018, at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

     Shirley was born on November 13, 1924, in Ironwood, MI, a daughter of Peter and Margaret (Brach) Lotzer. She attended St. Ambrose Catholic High School and graduated in 1942. Shirley continued her education at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, WI and earned a nursing degree.

     On October 18, 1955, she was united in marriage to George F. Hanisko at St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Ironwood, MI by the Rev. Conrad Dishaw. They shared more than 57 wonderful years together and raised two sons.

     Shirley was a faithful member of St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Bessemer, a devoted member of the Daughters of Isabella - Our Lady of Guadalupe Circle 746, and a supporting member of the Bessemer Woman's Club and AARP.

     Shirley absolutely loved the outdoors and took great pleasure ice skating, skiing and playing tennis. She enjoyed reading, looked forward to canning fresh vegetables from George's garden and was an excellent tap dancer.

     Shirley was a devout Catholic. She spent countless hours praying the rosary and read the Bible daily.

     Shirley was a registered nurse and a member of the American Nurses Association. She was employed as the Gogebic County nurse for 45 years and took great pride in helping others. The highlights of her career were attending Trans-Pacific nursing conferences held in Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii.

     Shirley is survived by two sons, Thomas (Verline), Mount Shasta, CA, and Walter (Diane), Sturgeon Bay; seven dear grandchildren; five cherished great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill (Colleen) Lotzer, Chicago, IL, and Jim (Eileen) Lotzer, Milwaukee, WI; numerous nieces and nephews; and several cousins.

     She was predeceased by her parents; her beloved husband, George, on March 30, 2013; and her sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Vincent Zanella.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 5, at 11 a.m., preceded by memorial visitation at 10 a.m., at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Bessemer, MI, with the Rev. Dominic Agyapong, celebrant.

     A luncheon will be served in Father Swoboda Hall at the church following the Mass.

     Rite of Committal and interment will take place at Sunset Acres Cemetery, Ironwood Township, Mich.

Jeffery Joseph Raynier

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Jeffery Joseph Raynier, 57, Algoma, passed away April 17, 2018 at Door County Memorial Hospital.  He was born June 8, 1960 to Joseph and Ione (Keller) Raynier.

Jeff married Jeanene Berg Aug 18, 1984.

He served in the United States Army Reserves from 1979 until 1985.  He was an avid Packer, Brewer and Badger fan and loved watching Nascar races with his family.

He worked at the Algoma Hardwoods from 1983 until 2007 when his heart problems forced him to disability.  He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Rankin.

Jeff is survived by his wife Jeanene, his two daughters Heather (Jake) and Jamie; two grandsons Donovan and Owen; mother and step father Ione (Don) Schwantes, his siblings Joan (Tim) LeFevre, Terri (Mark) Lindbo, Cindy (Jim) Sommer, Bill Raynier, Peggy (David) Villers, Joe Raynier, Sharon (Jim) Rozell, Kevin Schwantes and Brad Schwantes; his Godchild Nick Villers; nieces and nephews; Mother-in-law LeVerne Berg, brothers-in-law Randy (Cyndi) Berg, Brian (Melissa) Berg and Blaine (Nita) Berg.

He was preceded in death by his dad and step-mother Joe (Arvilla) Raynier, his paternal and maternal grandparents, father-in-law Hervy Berg and many aunts and uncles.

Family and friends may gather at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rankin,  Monday, April 23, 2018 from 9:00 AM until the Memorial Service at 11:00 AM with the Rev. Dr. Christopher Jackson officiating.

Josephine "Jody" Brett

By Forbes Funeral Home

Josephine "Jody" Frances Brett, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at her home on April 16, 2018.  She was born July 31, 1944 in Harbor Beach, MI to William and Grace (Laskey) White.

On July 29, 1963 she married William Brett in Howell, MI. He preceded her in death on July 1, 2015.  During her life, she enjoyed a variety of activities and pass times with her husband. She loved living in Door County, spending time outdoors, and reading.

Survivors include her three children, Robin (Scott) Franda and Jon Brett, all of Sturgeon Bay; Kristina (Tiffany) Brett-Buckman, Galesburg, IL; five grandchildren, Matthew Franda, Zachary (Nikki) Franda; Quinn, Drew and Brock Anderson; a great-granddaughter, Talia Tangney; two brothers, Bill White, Harbor Beach, MI; John (Laurie) White, Bad Axe, MI; a sister Barbara (John) Ayotte, Harbor Beach, MI.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A Time of Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Memorials may be directed to DoorCANcer Inc.

Edward D. Weber

By Forbes Funeral Home

Edward D. Weber, better known as "Dan Weber", 83, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on April 13, 2018. He was born to Edward & Winifred (Woerfel) Weber in Sturgeon Bay on January 31, 1935.

Dan graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1952. After graduation he worked for Ballo Motors and throughout his career he was Parts Manager at several Ford dealerships in Southeastern Wisconsin. He retired from Hiller Ford in Franklin on April 1, 1998.

Dan enjoyed many award-winning trips as a result of outstanding work as well as wonderful family travels in and outside of the US. He enjoyed playing cards with family and friends but mostly spending time at home looking out at Lake Michigan. He was an avid supporter of the Door County Humane Society.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Mary, his children, Dan (Judy), James, Kevin, Todd, Jason (Lori); grandchildren Laura, Eric, Jeral (Amanda), Riley, Christopher (Kristi), Michael (Crystal), Matthew (Lindsey), Evan and Brittany; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Noah, Emma, Gibson, Easton and Nixon; step-children, David (Susan) Larsen, Sherrie Thompson; step-grandson Robert (Courtney) Larsen; step great-grandchildren Dustin & Sophika. He is also survived by other family, many friends, and his sweet, gentle cat Pickle.

He was preceded in death by his two precious sons, Craig & Scott.

Funeral services will be 2:00 pm Thursday, April 19, 2018 at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with burial at Bayside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Thursday from 1:00 pm until the time of service.

Mayme Ledvina

By McMahon Funeral Home

Mayme Ledvina, 97, of Pilsen, died Wednesday evening, April 11, 2018.  She was born on August 24, 1920 in the Town of Franklin to the late John J. and Mary (Naidl) Stodola and was baptized Mary Rose Stodola, however she always used Mayme as her first name.  On October 15, 1940 she married Norbert B. Ledvina at St. Lawrence Church, Stangleville. He preceded her in death February 09, 2007.  Norbert and Mayme raised five children while running a successful Centennial dairy farm in the Pilsen area until their retirement in 1981. They loved to travel all over the United States and beyond.  They would often get into their car and begin a new adventure! They hold many memories of time spent with their many cherished friends. Mayme was a member of the Woodside Golf League, Daughters of Isabella, the Homemakers Club and the Rosary Society of St. Therese Parish, where she was an active member. The love of Mayme's life was her husband, Norbert, her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.  Mayme cherished many family gatherings and time spent with her family whom she referred to as her "jewels".

Survivors include her children, John (Kathy) Ledvina, AZ; Sandra (Robert, PHD) Mendelsohn, Green Bay; Marilyn (Tomlin, MD) Rosi, MI; Joseph (Denise) Ledvina, NJ; Donna Ledvina, TX; twelve grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; numerous special nieces and nephews.

Mayme was preceded in death by her husband, Norbert; one son, David N. Ledvina (2003); her mother in law and father in law, Katherine and Joseph Ledvina; two brothers, Frank and Norene Kabat; Joseph and Verna Stodola; two sisters, Anna and Charles Oswald; Emily and Edward Ledvina; brothers in law and sisters in law, Charles Ledvina; Louis and Virginia Ledvina; Julia and George Dorner; Leonard and Gloria Ledvina.

Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  Closing prayer service at 7:00 pm on Thursday with Christal Wavrunek, Pastoral Minister.  Visitation will continue between 10:00 and 10:45 am on Friday, April 20, 2018 at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site, Pilsen.  Funeral 11:00 am on Friday at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen.

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Joseph J. Massart

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Joseph John Massart, 80, of Rosiere passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He was born to the late Charles Sr. and Emily (Naze) Massart on December 3, 1937. He married Doris Havel on October 4, 1958 at St. Hubert's in Rosiere. He was a dedicated farmer all of his life, also working at Rosiere Feed Mill, Charlie Pump and Pagel's Ponderosa. He enjoyed puttering around with stuff, going fishing, and riding moped. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Catholic Order of Foresters and a member of AA for 12 years.

Joe is survived by his wife of 59 years, Doris; his children, Christine Kroening, Michael (Debra) Massart, Daniel (Diane) Massart, and Jane (John) Fenske; special family friends, Darrell & Lori Waller; grandchildren, Angela (Kevin) Gilbert, Coty (Angela) Kroening, Logan (fiancé Molly) Kroening, Amber (Justin) Rentmeester, Mandie (Chris) La Brec, Adam (special friend Tasha) Massart, Matthew (Amber) Massart, Erin (Kyle) Lemens, Joshua Fenske, and Eric (fiancé Mykayla) Fenske; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Ruth Simon, Charles (Marilyn) Massart, Mark (Marge) Massart, Mag (Cletus) Havel, Kathleen (Don) Leurquin; sister and brothers-in-law, Wendy (Don) Walter and Mark Lohrey.

He is preceded in death by his son Joey Massart; parents Charles and Emily Massart; sister Jenny (Bill) Merline; brother-in-law, Cletus Simon; father and mother-in-law, Bill and Doris Havel; sister-in-law Donna Lohrey; and son-in-law Randy Kroening.

Friends may call at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Casco on Sunday, April 15, 2018 from 4-8 pm, with a wake service at 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the funeral home on Monday from 8:00-9:45 am. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 am at St. Hubert Catholic Church, Rosiere with Fr. Jim Massart officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at

A special shout out to all who considered him "Grandpa Joe." Also, a special thank you to St. Vincent's Hospital 6th floor ICU & 9th floor doctors and nurses.

Robert (Rob) M. Stowe

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Robert (Rob) M. Stowe, age 49 of Green Bay died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.  He was born on December 25, 1968 in Green Bay to the former Carolyn Christian and the late Robert A. Stowe.

Rob graduated from East High School class of 1989.  He married Jodi VandenBush in 1993.  After graduation, Rob worked at various jobs in the Green Bay area and then worked for Pioneer Metal Inc. for about ten years until he retired due to illness.

Rob loved to hunt, but his passion was in fishing, he could be found on the Kewaunee Pier all of salmon season.  The only thing that came before fishing, was his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife: Jodi; his mother: Carolyn Stowe, Green Bay; one son and daughter-in-law: Travis and April Lange, Luxemburg; one daughter: Allisha Stowe, Green Bay; seven grandchildren: Madalyn; Evelyn; Landon; Railyn; Irelyn; Hadley and Aubree.  His brother and best friend: Kevin and Heather, Green Bay; his God Son, Brandon Stowe. He leaves behind aunts, uncles; many many first cousins and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Stowe; maternal and paternal grandparents.

A celebration of Rob's life will be held at CZ's Bushville Lanes, 2280 South County Road P, Luxemburg, WI, 54217 on Saturday, April 14 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m, food drinks and stories.

In Lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.

Robert "Bob" Carlson

Robert "Bob" J. Carlson, 89 of Ellison Bay, WI passed away on Sunday, April 8, 2018 into the loving arms of our Lord. He was born on December 13, 1928 in Chicago, IL to Carl and Helen (Fredin) Carlson. He was raised in Antioch, IL. He married Joan Wickman on June 9, 1951. He served over 22 years in U.S. Navy and retired as Senior Chief. His service included the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Bob and Joan moved to Ellison Bay, WI in 1973. He started his retirement with helping his mother-in-law at the Viking Grill with the Door County Fish Boils. He had many interests which led him to be a caretaker, Liberty Grove Town Chairman, Chairman and board member of NWTC and co-owner of Europe Lake Retreat. Many people have expressed how he touched their lives in special ways.


Family was his greatest blessing. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Joan, children; Debbie (Greg) Casperson, Gayle Carlson, Gary (Lisa) Carlson, Roxy (Curt) Wiltse, Ted (Connie) Carlson, and Carol (Gary) Dismuke.   Grandchildren; Celeste (Dennis), Keith (Teressa), Jon, Adam (Sarah), Michael, Jeremy, James (Somer), Nicole (Scott), Joe (Claudia), Jonathan (Serina), Amanda (Derrick), Ashley (Casey), Sarah (Brian) and Nicolai (Holly) and 26 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by sisters-in-law; Nyla Small and Cheryl Carlson and brothers-in-law; Larry Wickman and Darrell Anderson, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends around the world.


He is preceded in death by his parents, mother and father-in-law, Annette and Lawrence Wickman, brothers; Theodore and Carl T., grandson Joshua, sisters-in-law; Pat Anderson and Gloria Johnson and brothers-in-law; Robert Small and Roger Johnson.




Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, WI at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Monday. There will be full military honors at the church following the service. The interment will be at the Ellison Bay Cemetery. Luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 27, Ellison Bay, WI 54210.


Online registration and condolences may be made at

Rosemary "Snookie" Kozlowski

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Rosemary "Snookie" Kozlowski, 90, Luxemburg, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018 at Oak Creek Assisted Living.  She was born Nov. 18, 1927 in Sturgeon Bay to Edgar and Frances (Johnson) LeRoy.

"Snookie" married Frank "Shorty" Kozlowski in Door County on Feb. 16, 1946.

The couple owned and operated "Shorty's" Bar in Gregorville for 27 years.  While running the bar, "Snookie" also worked as a nurses aid at the Algoma Hospital.  She was the care giver for her mother for many years.  "Snookie" was that type of person that everyone loved to talk to and she loved to talk to everyone too.  She was always the "social butterfly" at any event she went to.  She was a very hard working lady and always had time to help you out.  She was a member of St. Mary Church, Rosary Society, and was involved in many postitons with the church.  She was a volunteer for St. Vincent DePaul in Algoma.  She enjoyed baking pies and breads and giving them away, she was good at leather tooling, upholstery and loved to read.

"Snookie" is survived by one daughter Linda (Mark) Lemens, Luxemburg; son Paul (Barb) Kozlowski, Casco; Kerry (Kay) Kozlowski, New Franken; nine grandchildren Tammy (Carl) Salzseider, Algoma; Shelly (Craig) Yakel, Luxemburg; Dustin (Tammy) Hoffmann, Luxemburg; Dan Kozlowski, Green Bay; Angie (Donnie) Berceau, Casco; Jason Kozlowski, Casco; Sara (Craig) Anderson, Menomonie; Adam (Sandy) Kozlowski, Green Bay and Evan (Katie) Kozlowski, Crystal Lake, IL; 15 great grandchildren, 6-great-great grandchildren; Sister-in-law Rosalie M. Kenkel, Sister Bay; and brother-in-law Linus Bertrand, Algoma.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Frank, brother Sam LeRoy, sister Donna Bertrand, great grandson Andrew Kozlowski, brothers and sisters-in-law John (Phyllis) Kozlowski and George (Helen) Brauer.

Family and friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 9:30 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM with Rev. Peter Stryker officiating.  Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

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Harold E. Rass

By Forbes Funeral Home

Harold E. Rass, 90, of Sturgeon Bay and formerly of Brussels, passed away peacefully on
April 8, 2018, at The Gathering CBRF. He was born on July 8, 1927, in Union to Frank
and Mathilda (Euclide) Rass. On November 11, 1967, he married Lolita "Dawn"
Lawrence in Namur, she preceded him in death on June 10, 2015.
Harold farmed and worked at P.B.I. until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed commercial
fishing, hunting and overhauling engines or being inventive with his brother Clarence.
He and Clarence took a 1934 sedan and converted it into a pickup truck. Harold was a
life long member of St. Mary's in Namur and St. Francis and St. Mary's Church in
Survivors include one sister, Madeline Jeanquart, Green Bay; and many nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother, Clarence (Evelyn)
Rass; sisters, Lucy (Charles) Matthews, Rose (Harry) Vandertie, Lena (Elmer) Renier,
Esther (Wilfred) Massart, and Laura (Walter) Guilette; brother-in- law, Roy Jeanquart.
Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday April 12, 2018, at St. Francis and St. Mary
Parish in Brussels with Rev. Edward Looney officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary of the
Snow Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church
on Thursday. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences
may be offered at
The family wishes to thank the very caring and special people who cared for Harold
during his almost 7 year stay at the Cornerstone of Sturgeon Bay. Thank you to all who
visited Harold to brighten his day by sharing remembrances, speaking a little Belgian
with him or bringing him a sweet treat (DQ cones or cookies were always a hit). Thank
you, friends and neighbors, who helped Harold in too many ways to mention. To the
caregivers, David and Dixie Englebert and Larry and Jody Vandertie, thanks for the time
and attention given to Harold, it's truly appreciated. Thank you, Rod Robillard, for the
weekly visits and distribution of Holy Communion. Thank you to the Asera Hospice Care,
especially Amanda who helped in ways to Keep Harold comfortable and at peace.

Harold F. Ebert

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Harold F. "Butch" Ebert, 68, Algoma, passed away at home with his loving family at his bedside after a short illness.  He was born Aug. 9, 1949 in Algoma to Harley and Mary Jane (Coppersmith) Ebert.

Harold graduated from the Algoma High School in 1967.

Harold married Janet Berkovitz on Oct. 25, 1969 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kewaunee.

He worked at Kewaunee Engineer and Fabrication for 48 years as a welder and then a truck driver.   He also drove coach bus for Babler Bus Service for  20 years where he was happy to be a part of the Babler family.  He was a member of the Local 487 Boilermaker's Union and was a Union Stewart for many years.  He was also a member of the Algoma Boat Club.

He enjoyed the precious time that he spent with his family camping and taking family trips, driving coach bus, motorcycling, deer hunting and fishing.

Harold is survived by his wife Janet, daughter Tammy (Dave) Tlachac, Luxemburg and son John (Paula) Ebert, Algoma; five grandchildren Jordan and Grace Tlachac, Cullen Bernetzke and Amelia and Brody Ebert; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Karen Barrette, Dennis (Dove Griese) Berkovitz, Jerry "Bearcat" (Linda) Berkovitz and Dale "Hokey" Berkovitz; nieces and nephews, his Godchildren Kelly VandenHouten and Cathy Berkovitz, and his special dog Skyler (his "baby girl").

Family and friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church,118 Church St.,  Algoma,Sat. April 14, 2018  from 9 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM with Father Peter Stryker officiating.   Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

The family wants to give a special thank you to Unity Hospice for the wonderful care and support they provided.

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

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Audrey J. Gilson

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Audrey J. Gilson, 81, of Luxemburg, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, April 6, 2018, at Anna's House in New Franken.  She was born on September 4, 1936, to the late Orville and Alice (Everard) Jadin. On September 23, 1961, she married Allen Gilson at St. Martin Catholic Church in Tonet, Wisconsin.  He preceded her in death on March 7, 2012. Audrey enjoyed reading, knitting, embroidery, and sewing. She also enjoyed gardening, canning and cake decorating. She especially loved her time with her children and grandchildren.


Audrey is survived by her four children Lynn (Ron) Anderson, Casco; Anthony (Jill) Gilson, Luxemburg; Daniel (Tree) Gilson, Luxemburg; and Francis Gilson, Casco; five grandchildren Eric (fiancé Amanda) Anderson, Justin (Brook) Anderson, Josh Gilson, Elizabeth Gilson, and Emily (fiancé Brandon) Gilson; one sister Verna (Jim)  Wautlet; one brother Myron (Kathy) Jadin; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donald Gilson, Diane Massart, Leon Gilson, Wayne (Mary Ann) Gilson, Joanne Blahnik, Mary Ann (Dennis) Lockstein, Sharon (Ken) Rass, and Mel (Mary) Gilson. She was preceded in death by her husband Allen, her parents Orville and Alice Jadin, her father-in-law and mother-in-law Melvin and Rose Gilson, one sister Delores (Jim) Baudhuin, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Arnold LaCrosse, Jim Blahnik, Gary (Patricia) Gilson and Martha Jadin; and Godson Rick LaCrosse .


Visitation will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Casco, on Tuesday April 10, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m.  Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. with Deacon Bob Miller. Visitation will continue on Wednesday April 11, 2018, at the funeral home from 8 to 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Milton Suess officiating.  Burial will follow at St. Martin Catholic Cemetery, Tonet.

Lucille Kenale

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Lucille (Lucy) Knedle, age 93, formerly of Stangleville and Milwaukee, now residing at Atrium Post Acute Care Center of Kewaunee died on Thursday, April 5, 2018.  Lucy was born on September 10, 1924, at Stangelville to the late Wencil and Mary (Wollak) Knedle.

Lucy graduated from Kewaunee High School with the class of 1942.  After graduation, Lucy moved to Milwaukee where she was employed as a secretary at Evinrude Motors and as a salesperson at Gimble-Shuster's Department Store.  Lucy enjoyed doing crafts and needlework along with traveling.

Survivors include nieces and nephews: Joseph R. (Dottie) Stodola, Mishicot; Mary (Skip) Albrecht, Kewaunee and Rita (Gary) Paape, Algoma, along with several great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister: Verna (Joseph G) Stodola.

Friends may call after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, at Holy Rosary Church, Kewaunee until the time of services.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at the church by Fr. Peter Stryker.  Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Stangelville.

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The family would like to thank the staff of Atrium Post Acute Care Center of Kewaunee, along with the staff of Unity Hospice of DePere for the care and concern shown to Lucy and her family during her residence there. A special thank you to cousin Barb Brusda of Milwaukee for all the help and concern offered to Lucy over the years.

Nedra A. Johnsrud

By Forbes Funeral Home

Nedra Ann Johnsrud, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on April 5, 2018 at Anna's Health Care in Sturgeon Bay.  She was born Feb. 14, 1930 in Clay Banks to Norman and Freda (Bohn) Nelson. On Jan. 16, 1949 she married Arnold E. Johnsrud Sr. at Tanum Church.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2010.

After high school, Nedra attended Normal School in Kewaunee County for two years.  She later worked at Plumbers Woodwork in Algoma for 29 years. Nedra was a life long member of Tanum-Forest Lutheran Church where she was active in the Women's group, served on the church council and did custodial work in her retirement.  She was also a very active member of the VFW Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Nedra was a great hostess and enjoyed making meals for family friends, especially on the holidays.  She also enjoyed making lefse and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include 5 children, Ann Ostrand, Sturgeon Bay; Norman (Laura) Johnsrud, Sturgeon Bay; Arnold (Jeanne) Johnsrud Jr.,  Algoma; Nelson (Jane) Johnsrud, Manitowoc; and Annette Johnsrud, Green Bay; grandchildren, Russell (Tina) Ostrand, Sara (Kris) Kopach, Darcy (Sid) Geldmeyer, Raymond Johnsrud, Jody (Renee) Johnsrud, Stacy (Gus) Graf, Jesse (fiancé McKenzie Mueller), Adam (special friend Angie) Johnsrud, great-grandchildren, Brian and Missy Burmeister, Mandy (Keith) Deschaine, Eleanor Graf, Alexa Jo Neuenfeldt; 7 great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Hazel Anderson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Julie Lynn, 3 grandchildren, Rodney, Tara, and Camranh; brother Rodney (Kay) Nelson, sister Norma (Fred) Waterstreet and other in-laws.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturay April 14, 2018 at Tanum-Forest Lutheran Church.  Burial will be in Tanum Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 am until the time of service.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be offered at

James Wery

By Forbes Funeral Home

James "Jim" Wery, 75, of Luxemburg, passed away at Algoma Long Term Care Unit on April 5, 2018.  He was born July 29, 1942 to Edwin and Dora (Theys) Wery.  On Feb. 10, 1962, he married Jeannie Baudhuin in Namur.

Jim and Jeannie raised five children and farmed in Duvall for most of their lives.  Jim also worked for Hatco for a number of years.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, playing cards, gardening and making lots of chicken booyah.

He is survived by his wife Jeannie, 5 children, Mike Wery, Milwaukee; Wanda (fiancé Charles Lucas) Hilsabeck, Sturgeon Bay;  Kevin Wery, Boston, MA; Jamie (Lonnie) Wery, Charlestown, IN; and Ryan (Jodi) Wery, Brussels; 6 grandchildren, Melissa (Chris) Joppe, Nicole (Santosh Tumkur) Dellise, Ashley (fiancé Taylor Bley) Wery, Lexi Wery, Jackson Wery and Austin Wery;  2 great-grandchildren, Mason and Sophia Joppe; a brother Ken Wery (special friend Suzanne Piette), Green Bay; brother and sister-in-law Reggie and Nikki Baudhuin, Namur.

He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, Jim and Deloris Baudhuin and Marily Wery, and a special aunt Laura Theys.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, April 9, 2018 at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels with burial at St. Mary of the Snow Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Sunday from 3:00 – 7:00 pm and at the church on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  A prayer service is scheduled for 7:00 pm on Sunday at the funeral home.

Special thanks to Dr. Hogan, Dr. Aye, Dr. DeGrott, Dr. Powell, Door County Medical Center, Door County Home Health Care (especially Marla, William, Lynn, Jackie and Jim), and care givers, Margie, Morgan and Von, and Sue Johnson for all the wonderful care and support.

Marilyn A. Eberhardt

By Huehns Funeral Home

Marilyn Annette Eberhardt, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away late Monday morning, April 2, 2018 at Door County Medical Center.

     She was born March 22, 1930 in Savanna, IL, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin Hanny and Della Marie (Kirky) Hanny. Marilyn graduated from Hanover High School in Hanover, IL. She was united in marriage to Richard Slater Eberhardt on December 27, 1951 in Hanover, IL where they lived for 62 years. Marilyn and Dick shared over 60 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on February 6, 2013.

     Marilyn was employed as the secretary to the superintendent for the Hanover School District for 30 some years. She was a former member of the Hanover United Methodist Church in Illinois.

     Marilyn is survived by her two nieces and one nephew, Susan (Jack) Moneypenny of Sturgeon Bay, WI, Greg (Tina) Hanny of Farmersville, OH, and Kelly (David) Fox of Lewisville, TX; other relatives; and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brother, John Hanny.

     Marilyn's life will be honored with a memorial service held in June of 2018 (date at time to be determined) at the Hanover United Methodist Church in Illinois. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Hanover.

Ronald E. Fleming

By Huehns Funeral Home

Ronald Elmer Fleming, 81, of the Town of Sevastopol, passed away Wednesday night, April 4, 2018 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services with family at his side.

     He was born March 12, 1937 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Elmer L. and Lucille Helen (Curran) Fleming. Ron attended Sturgeon Bay High School and went on to service his country with the United States Air Force from 1956 until 1960. He was united in marriage to Jaroline Ann Christiansen in Kansas City, MO on June 6, 1966.

     Ron was employed with AMC in Kenosha after serving in the Air Force. He was a firefighter at the Great Lakes Naval Station. In 1981, Ron began working for Wisconsin Public Service where he worked in the gas department until his retirement in 1999.

     He was a member of the United Methodist Church and a lifetime member of the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51, both in Sturgeon Bay. Ron enjoyed shooting in league with his membership in both, the Gardner and Door County Rod and Gun Clubs. He also liked hunting and going snowmobiling.

     Ron will be missed by his wife, Jaroline; four children, Michelle Lehto of Grand Marais, MN, Steven (Georgia) of Woodstock, IL, Kerry (Kelly) of Sturgeon Bay, and LuAnn (William) Bourdeau of Gladstone, MI; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jayne (Steve) Belongia and Delores Stach, both of Sturgeon Bay.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert (Kay) Fleming; and brother-in-law, Lee Stach.

     Ron's funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church with Rev. David Leistra officiating. Military Honors by the United States Air Force and the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51 will follow at the church. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:20 a.m.

     Memorials may be given in Ron's honor for the Alzheimer's Association.

Inga E. Benson

By Forbes Funeral Home

Inga Elisabet Benson, 92, died April 2, 2018 at home.  She was born March 11, 1926 in Roslags Kulla, Sweden to Karl-Eric and Elvira (Kvist) Bergstrom.  Inga enjoyed working, was very interested in the natural world, and excelled in drama and sports.  She flew to the United States in 1950 for adventure.


Inga married Nels Benson in 1955 in Rockford, Illinois and they had three children.  They dairy farmed in rural Freeport until Nels retired. Moving back to the Rockford area, Inga began milk testing.  Nels died in 1987 and Inga lived in New York and Minnesota before settling in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.


Inga was an active member of Family Worship Center and enjoyed baking, gardening, raising chickens, watching birds, reading the Bible, letter writing, and staying informed about the government.  Even as her physical challenges grew, she began each morning thanking God for salvation and her many blessings, praying always for her family and the persecuted Church. We lost a precious mother, Mormor, aunt and friend, and heaven gained a beloved child of God.


Survivors include her three children, Ione (Mitchell) Dennis, Ingrid (John) Bamberg, Gibbar Benson, one daugther-in-law Julie Benson, twelve grandchildren, Anna (Victor) Joseph, Laura Dennis, Kathryn Dennis, Marie (Adam) Wigdahl, Ben (Anne) Bamberg, Paul Bamberg, Joe Bamberg, Rachel Pichette, Jorah (Cheyanne) Benson, Chloe (Nathan) Beard, Lauren Pichette, Jericho Benson, three great-grandchildren, Max Bamberg, Dallas Beard, Willow Beard, and Swedish cousins, nieces and nephews.


Inga was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, one brother Gunnar Bergstrom, and one sister Marta Bertilsson.


The family expresses heartfelt thanks to the wonderful people of Unity hospice for their support and excellent care for Mother.


Inga's memory will be honored during the Sunday, April 15, 10 AM Worship Service at Family Worship Center, 1715 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.

Gail Kane

By Forbes Funeral Home

Gail Kane, 77, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at her daughter's home in Hobart on April 2, 2018.  She was born on April 18, 1940, in Illinois to Siguard and Evelyn (Dean) Haugland.  On August 31, 1959, she married Ray McCraren.  Together they raised three children in Illinois.

While living in Illinois Gail worked as a banker and as a bus driver. On September 19, 1981, she married Earl Kane in Illinois and they moved to Sturgeon Bay where she worked for a number of years in the real estate business.    Earl preceded her in death on December 26, 2012.  Gail and Earl very much enjoyed their years of retirement in Door County.

Survivors include three children, Scott (special friend, Bev) McCraren, Gurnee, IL; Jill (Randy) Brown, Newport News, VA; Wendy (David) Martinson, Hobart; their father, Ray (Kathy) McCraren; four grandchildren, Khris, Justin, Jessica, and Haley; three step-children, Barbara (Dave) Wendt, Donna Gaddis, and Kenny Kane; and many step-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Earl.

Visitation will be from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Burial will be in Hainesville Cemetery.

James G. Sarkis

By Huehns Funeral Home

Door County businessman and philanthropist, James G. Sarkis, 65, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Sunday morning, April 1, 2018 in one of his favorite places in the world, Naples, FL.

Jim was born in Green Bay on May 28, 1952, the son of George and Rosemary (Burckle) Sarkis. Following his graduation from Premontre High School in Green Bay, Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from UW-Stevens Point.

On November 2, 1991, he married his best friend, Megan Hall, at Björklunden Chapel in Baileys Harbor. His children, Adam, Carly, and Madeline, along with Megan, were his true passions in life. He wanted nothing more than to make them happy, which he did and more.

Diagnosed with cancer almost four years ago, Jim maintained throughout that he only had a cold. Jim's positive attitude and zest for life were a part of all he did; from working tirelessly to build a successful business or to making a difference in his community through his many volunteer activities. He was Director of Sales & Marketing for the NFL Alumni Green Bay Chapter and creator of Door County Charities benefiting all of Door County for 17 years.

People may have known Jim as a hard-nose negotiator, tough business man and professional, but he was much, much, more. Jim had a depth of kindness that extended to anyone who was important to him and his loved ones. He loved nothing more than to be the go-to-guy—proud to be able to say that he 'knew a guy' to help in any situation.

Jim had many passions. He loved playing golf, woodworking, reading, telling stories, playing cards at Birmingham's, and the Green Bay Packers! He was a great conversationalist and loved meeting new people, keeping in touch with his extended network and chatting with his mother daily. Most of all, he was passionate about family and was a loving and dedicated husband, father, son, and friend.

The irony of passing away on April 1st would not have escaped Jim, nor the significance of passing on Easter Sunday. His positive attitude continued to the end when two weeks ago he ordered new glasses with a two-year warranty! Jim loved driving backroads, taking the scenic routes whenever he could. His life journey was full of adventure, fun, spontaneity, and love.

Jim will live on in the hearts of his mother, Rosemary Sarkis; wife, Megan; son, Adam Sarkis of Milwaukee; daughters, Carly Sarkis (friend Ben Baranczyk) of Madison, WI; Madeline Sarkis of St. Paul, MN; pup Atticus; mother-in-law Lois Hall of Sturgeon Bay and the entire Hall family; three sisters, Carolyn (friend, Zook) Sarkis; Mary Ann (Ken) Olson, and Anne (Dean) DeNamur; and brother, David (friend, Suzanne) Sarkis.

He was preceded in death by his father, George; uncle, Robert Burckle; sisters, Kathleen, Karen, and Chrissy; father-in-law, John 'Jack' Hall; and his favorite walking partner, Sunny.

Jim's life will be celebrated at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. There will be no visitation at church prior to the service on Thursday.

Memorials may be given in Jim's memory to DOOR CANcer Inc. and the Tessa Erickson Foundation.

Marilyn Fitzgerald-White

By Forbes Funeral Home

Marilyn Fitzgerald-White passed away peacefully in her home in Brussels, Wisconsin on March 30, 2018.  She was born on February 8, 1950, to John and Dorothy White in Buffalo, New York.  Marilyn was a lifelong educator.  As the eldest daughter of 12 children, she honored her mother and father by being a devoted daughter and co-parent of her siblings.  She became a math teacher at age 21, after completing a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Wayne State University in just three years.  Marilyn also served as a guidance counselor after earning her Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling from Oakland University, Educational Specialist degree from Wayne State University.  At age 28, she was named vice principal of L'Anse Creuse Elementary.   She was a tireless advocate for better education.

In 1983, she changed careers.  Starting as an insurance agent for Allstate in San Diego, California, she eventually worked her way back to education.  She moved to Chicago, Illinois to become a sales manager in 1987, hiring and managing new recruits.  In 1989, she began developing, implementing and managing the sales training for sales managers nationwide as Home Office Sales Manager.  She also developed educational materials and training programs for the home office marketing staff and new insurance agents during this time.  In 1990, she earned her Doctorate in Education, Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.

She married her beloved husband, Frank R. Robinson, on August 14, 1994.  They moved to Brussels, Wisconsin when they purchased the Roosevelt Schoolhouse in 1996, and began renovating it into a beautiful home.  She became an agency manager in Wisconsin for Allstate and Frank became a substitute teacher for Southern Door Schools.  Frank passed away February 28, 2003.  She donated his organs, extending the lives of three individuals, and became an advocate for organ donation.   She decided to change her last name to Fitzgerald-White, to honor her mother Dorothy's maiden name Fitzgerald and her father John White, Sr.

Marilyn's unwavering commitment to education continued in Southern Door School District. She was a tireless advocate for all children, staff, and families at Southern Door. She volunteered at many school activities and attended many of the student events. She was generous in recognizing students and staff for their successes and showed her appreciation of all their efforts through her words and actions.

Marilyn served as Chairperson of the YES for Southern Door Students group. As facilitator of the Strong Schools – Strong Communities group, she worked with other staff, board members, and community residents from throughout the county to foster collaboration amongst the school districts and promote the high quality of public schools through legislative advocacy in Door County and in the state.  She embraced the opportunity to serve on the board of education by focusing on working to provide the students with the best learning environment possible.

Her service on the Southern Door Board of Education included her election as a member of Wisconsin's CESA7 Board of Control in May 2017, an organization that provides educational services to 38 school districts.  Marilyn lived her life completely devoted to helping encourage others to believe in themselves, guide them towards discovering their own gifts and passions, and equipping them with the skills they needed to know true success in life, even as she pursued her personal life goal to be a force for goodness in the world.

She was learning every day, and teaching every moment.  She led by example, but was always willing to carry when needed. With every light that shined upon her, she enlightened another's darkness.  She believed, she encouraged, she cared, and she gave.  She loved greatly, and was greatly loved in return.

To all those in the Door County area who helped make her life here so wonderful, her family thanks you with all our hearts.  We will all miss her deeply and until we meet again.  The fruit of her labors and the joy of her presence will forever continue to be a constant blessing in each of our lives.

Marilyn is survived by her beloved mother, Dorothy J. White, siblings: John Jr., Elaine, Beverly, Barbara (Clement) Hoffman, Patricia, Jane, Kathleen (John) Giaccalone, Mary (William) Angerbrandt, James, and Julie, and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Frank R. Robinson, father, John J. White, Sr., and brother Thomas (Denise) White.

Memorial services will be held at a later date, to be announced by her family.

Robert Melchior

By Forbes Funeral Home

Robert Melchior, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on March 31, 2018 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services.  He was born August 20, 1925 in Wrightstown to Leo and Petronella "Nell" (Biese) Melchior. Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy in WW II as a gunner on merchant ships in the Atlantic and Pacific.  He was then transferred to PT boats in the Philippines for three years.

Bob was employed by Wisconsin Bell for 36 years as a lineman and installer.  On June 27, 1951 he wed Dorothy Reince in Maplewood. He was a member of Corpus Christi Church, the Telephone Pioneers of America, Door County Rod and Gun Club, Peninsula Gun Club and a life-time member of the NRA.

In his retirement, Bob was a volunteer driver for Red Cross Blood Drives and a volunteer Life-line installer for Door County Memorial Hospital.  He also enjoyed driving vehicles weekly to the Metro Milwaukee Auto Auction. Bob was known for his kindness, generosity and willingness to help anyone in need.

He is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 66 years; 2 daughters, Mary (Scott Fruechtl) Melchior and Patti (Kevin) Quinn; granddaughters, Meghan and Katie Quinn; three brothers, Leo, Tom (Marilyn), and Peter Melchior.  He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Jeanette Knipfer and brothers, James, Richard, Jerome "Gordy" and Father Frank Melchior.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2018 at Corpus Christi Church with burial in Holy Name of Mary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  A prayer service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association.

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