Obituaries Archives for 2018-05

LaVerne (Kudick) Koehler

By Buchanan Funeral Home

LaVerne (Kudick) Koehler, age 94 of Kewaunee died on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Shady Lane Nursing Home, Manitowoc.  She was born in the Town of Montpelier to the late Henry and Margaret (Siegmund) Kudick.

She married Elmer Koehler on May 6, 1944  and he preceded her in death on December 26, 2000.

LaVerne worked for Leyse Aluminum Co. for Twenty-Five years until retiring in 1986.  She was a life long member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Kewaunee and the Ladies Aid of the church. She enjoyed gardening and raising flowers.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law: Dennis and Barbara Koehler, Whitelaw, WI; Darrel Koehler, Grafton, WI; Dale and Vicki Koehler, Spring Green, WI; three grandchildren: David (Sara) Koehler; Eric Koehler; Samuel Koehler; two great grandchildren: Madeline and Ella Koehler; one brother: Orville Kudick; a sister-in-law: Helen Kudick.  She was preceded in death by two daughters-in-law: Eileen Koehler; Renee Koehler; two sisters: Myrtle (Glenway) Luedtke; Ruth (Elmer) Prodell; one brother: Henry Kudick; two sisters-in-law: Betty Kudick and Edna (Augie) Begalke.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 5, at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, 1012 Wisconsin Ave. Kewaunee until the time of services.  A funeral service will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Michael Sullivan Officiating.  Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church.

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Winifred Irene Lovejoy Dahlen

By Huehns Funeral Home

Winifred Irene Lovejoy Dahlen passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2018. Love. Joy. Two words that so described our mother and were also her maiden name. Her 93 years were filled with her love of God and her church, love of her family, and the joy found in being able to touch so many people with her zest for life.

     Born Feb. 9, 1925 in Macedon, NY, Winnie was the youngest of 11 children and, with her passing, the last of her generation of Lovejoys. In 1944, she moved to the Midwest to wed Carl Rudolph Dahlen, a Baptist minister. Their marriage lasted 62 years until his death in 2005 and saw many changes including the addition of eight children (their infant son, Timothy Dwight, died at birth), moves throughout the Midwest, and even changes in which denomination of church they were active in!

     Intelligent, creative, engaging, faithful, kind, and a force of nature are all good ways to describe Winnie. She loved music of all kinds, both appreciated and created arts and crafts, loved the creativity found in cooking wonderful food, and thoroughly enjoyed beating anyone and everyone at any of the board games she played! Her love of reading was put to good use when reading to preschoolers as a volunteer with her Door County Homemakers group. She was very proud of being able to share her love of God with generations of children in her 40 years as a Faith Formation teacher in the Stella Maris Parish. She celebrated her love for her family at any occasion possible and created many memories with the holiday traditions she created and passed on.

     Winnie had a unique relationship with each of her 7 children, often saying she intentionally raised each of them to be individuals. She welcomed and loved her daughters-in-law and sons-in-law, her 21 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. She would often tell the story of her priest, talking with her after church, commenting that she had a good family...and her reply was, "I have a GREAT family!" In addition to her human family, Winnie had many furry children as well and Freddie, her companion for the past 7 years, will certainly miss her.

     The loving memories and legacy of Winnie will continue with her children, Margaret (Richard) Grabowski, Thomas (Mardelle) Dahlen, Charles (Lynne) Dahlen, Juliana (Gary) Kannenberg, Brian (Suzanne) Dahlen, James (Rebecca) Dahlen, and Helen Lovejoy.

     She has now been reunited her parents; sisters and brother; husband, Carl; son, Timothy, and granddaughter, Jenny.

     Winnie's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site with Fr. David Ruby as celebrant. She will be laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Cemetery, beside her husband, Carl.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church, Monday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

     Memorials may be given in Winifred's name to Stella Maris Parish or St. Croix Hospice.

     Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Dahlen family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Winifred may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Martin Charles Gureski

By Huehns Funeral Home

Martin Charles Gureski, Sr., 74, of the Town of Egg Harbor, passed away Monday evening, May 28, 2018 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay following a recent illness.

He was born December 17, 1943 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Stanley and Frances (Felhofer) Gureski. Martin graduated from Sunny Point Grade School in 1958 and from Sevastopol High School in 1962. In August of 1962, he enlisted in the United States Navy where he served for four years on the East Coast from Little Creek Virginia Naval Base. Martin's training at Great Lakes Naval Base in Gurney, IL earned him a license as a first-class electrician. During his service on the USS Ashland, he was on the underwater demolition team, and in 1963, he was enlisted in the 2nd Navy Seal Team organized by President Kennedy where he participated in many important missions during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Martin was united in marriage to Patricia Cecilia Ruder on May 11, 1968 at Saints Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Milwaukee. They had one son, Martin Charles Gureski II.

Martin retired from dairy farming in 1994 when his health became a concern and served a number of years on the Town of Egg Harbor Board and later as assistant Harbormaster at the Egg Harbor Marina.

He was active in a Door County car club for many years while he enjoyed the hobby of restoring cars and eventually donated one of his cars to his church, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Egg Harbor, to raise money for a new organ for the church. Martin was an avid gun collector. In his later years, he built a Kitfox two-seater tail dragger airplane when he and his son's interests turned to flying.

Martin will be missed by his wife, Patricia; daughter-in-law, Crystal (Ricky Jr.) Sternard of Egg Harbor; granddaughter, Hailee Sternard; sister, Bonita "Bonnie" Gureski of Egg Harbor; niece, Angela Gureski Stephens; numerous siblings-in-law (Patricia's family and their spouses); and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Martin II.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site with Fr. David Ruby as celebrant. Martin will be laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Navy and the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a parish wake service to conclude the visitation at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at Stella Maris Parish-Egg Harbor site, Saturday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Martin's name for a veteran organization of your choice.

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


 Harriet Vivian Bauldry

By Huehns Funeral Home

Harriet Vivian Bauldry, 83, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord and was reunited with her husband, Kenneth, early Friday morning, May 25, 2018 at Bornemann CBRF North in Green Bay, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born June 19, 1934 in Green Bay, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah (Bader) Coel. Harriet graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Green Bay in 1952. She was united in marriage to Kenneth Eugene Bauldry on February 23, 1957 at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Green Bay. Harriet and Ken were blessed with over 60 years of marriage. He passed away February 24, 2017.

Harriet was initially employed as a dental technician for Davies Dental Lab in Green Bay, and later Dr. Van Caster, DDS in Sturgeon Bay for five years. She worked for Harmann Studios in Sturgeon Bay for nine years. Above all, Harriet took care of her family and home.

She and Ken moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1973 and lived there until 2015, when they moved to Green Bay.

Harriet grew up attending St. Philip the Apostle Parish in Green Bay and Corpus Christi Parish in Sturgeon Bay where she was a member. She was also a member of the Homemakers Club. Harriet enjoyed golfing, traveling, hiking in the mountains, living at Silver Spur Mobile Manor in Palm Springs, CA during winters (1985-2002) and also two years wintering and traveling the state of Arizona. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Harriet's love will live on in the hearts of her four sons and one daughter, Mark (Val) Bauldry of Jacksonport, Lori "Dede" (Jeff) Process of Green Bay, Todd (Chris) Bauldry of Sturgeon Bay, Scott (Laurie) Bauldry of Jacksonport, and Corey Bauldry of Sturgeon Bay; fifteen grandchildren, Gwenn and Jessie Bauldry, Aron, Brady, and Cody Bauer, Kailey Bauldry, Kyle Bauldry and Emma Clark, Megan and Amanda Karnopp, Rosy, Essie, and Nickole Bauldry, Brandt and Mason Bauldry; nine great-grandchildren; sister and brother, Marjorie Vanness of New Franken and Joseph (Jeanette) Coel of Waterford; two brothers-in-law, Alvin Vaness of New Franken and Harlan (Patty) Bauldry of Egg Harbor; many nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Craig Bauldry; two sisters, Eleanor Vaness and Barbara (Richard Jr.) Jandrain; and brother-in-law, Richard "Pete" Vanness.

Harriet's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 811 W. Juniper St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Fr. Carl Schmitt and Fr. Anthony Birdsall concelebrating. She will be laid to rest in the St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with the Rosary to be prayed at 3:45 p.m.and a parish wake service to be led by Fr. Anthony Birdsall at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Wednesday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

Memorials may be given in Harriet's name for the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association (RSDSA) (P.O. Box 502, Milford, CT 06460 or

"Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Bornemann's and St. Vincent Hospital for the kind and loving care shown to our mother."

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

Douglas E. Hudon

By Huehns Funeral Home

Douglas E. Hudon, 75, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home in Sturgeon Bay, Friday morning, May 11, 2018.

    He was born January 10, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Melvin and Sophie (Turay) Bacon. Doug graduated from Marinette Catholic Central High School in 1961 before attending St. Louis University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and University of Wisconsin-Marinette.

    On September 5, 1964, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Louise Marcek at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marinette. Doug worked as an Engineer for Globe Union (now Johnson Controls) in Milwaukee and Fort Dodge, IA, the Manitowoc Company, Kohler Company, and Therma-Tron-X in Sturgeon Bay as a Project Engineer for 22 years, retiring in 2010.

    Doug was an avid aircraft enthusiast and visited EAA Air Adventure for decades with family members. Doug's other great passion was music, whether playing in bands in his younger years, to home building stereo systems, to attending concerts and even making favorite mix tapes for his daughters.

    Doug was a voracious reader of various genres and knew a lot about a lot. He had a dry and quirky sense of humor that only those closest to him truly understood. He loved B-rated sci-fi movies. He was fascinated by trains, learning to 'hop' them during his childhood while living in Crivitz. Doug toiled in the yard and was an expert in remodeling and family home projects. Doug loved his beloved pet, 'Max the Dog', who is now lost without him. Doug loved his grandchildren, and attending their sporting and school events gave him his greatest pleasure. Doug was selfless and generously gave of his time and talents to assist friends, neighbors, and strangers in need.

    He will be deeply missed by his dear wife, Mary, his best friend for nearly 60 years; daughters, Lisa (Joseph) Wall of Park City, UT; Laura (Brian) Peterson of Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren, Nora and Sara Wall, and Jack Peterson; three half-sisters, Cindy (Tim) Fischer, Jean (Paul) Siebers, Mary (Nathan) Zirngible, and one half-brother, Dale (Peggy) Bacon; brother-in-law, James (Connie) Marcek; nieces, Kimberly (Craig) Smurawa, Kelly (Jeff) Lebick; and nephew, Kevin Marcek.

    Doug was preceded in death by his mother, Sophie Hudon; father, Melvin Bacon; and stepparents, Edgar Hudon and Dorothy Bacon. Also preceding him in death were his dear mother and father-in-law, Edmere and Emil Marcek.

    Doug was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Fr. Carl Schmitt officiating. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his memory and will be used for local charities.

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

Grace M. Grasse

By Casperson Funeral Home

Grace Maurine Grasse 103, a longtime resident of Ellison Bay passed away May 22, 2018 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay.


Born in Chicago Illinois on May 15, 1915 to John and Bessie Parnell, Grace graduated from Schurz High School (Chicago) in 1933 and worked for the telephone company until she met Harvey Grasse from Sister Bay while he was working in Chicago.   They were married six weeks later on December 12, 1937. They bought a farm in Ellison Bay in 1939 near the County Bluff Park, ran a dairy farm together, and raised their 10 children until Harvey's appointment as State Highway Commissioner in 1958 moved them to Madison where they resided for 6 years. During that time the family would return to Ellison Bay each summer to run Grasse's Riding Stable and raise Harvey's beef cows. They later moved to Sauk City until Harvey retired from public service at which time they returned to their farm in Ellison Bay. They eventually moved off the farm and built a small home in their woods on Porcupine Bay Road where they lived a peaceful and fulfilling life enjoying their children, grandchildren, and Grace's love and talent for building beautiful woodland gardens.


Though she had many talents, Grace was an extraordinary artist and loved using her keen imagination to create her artwork. She especially loved painting with watercolors and was a featured artist in a local art gallery. She loved to write and some of her articles and poems were featured in the local newspapers. She was also an avid gardener and any plant she put in the ground would grow and bloom for her. Her greatest joy, however was her family and supporting them as they grew and raised families of their own. She loved dogs, birds and cats and always had two or three of them with her wherever she lived. A zealous reader, Grace read the likes of Carl Young, Gandhi, and Mary Baker Eddy as well as those that wrote for Mother Earth News Magazine. Grace and Harvey loved a great cause and subscribed to the concept that we are all caretakers of the earth and we should leave it in better condition than when you found it. Grace moved to Thorsby, Alabama in 2002 after Harvey passed away and also lived in Wetumpka, Al. She moved to Raleigh, North Carolina in 2011 and stayed there until just recently when she moved back home to Door County.


She is survived by her nine children: Joel (Sharon), Robert (Carmen), Janet Porath, Sally (Howard) Pape, James (Iva), Roy (Josie), Rosemary (Robert) Kluge, Don (Lynne), David (Tami), son-in-law Donald Tesnow, and 60 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren


Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Bessie Parnell, her husband Harvey Grasse, daughter Dorothy Tesnow, son-in-law Mike Porath, two brothers Roger and Jack Parnell and one sister Dorothy Klaves.


The family is planning a celebration of her life to be held at a later date.

Silvia Elizabeth Freix



Silvia Elizabeth Freix

July 15, 1996 ~ May 24, 2018


Silvia E. Freix, age 21 of Fish Creek, WI  and very recently of Neshkoro, WI,  passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, May 24, 2018.  Private family services are pending at this time.

Gaylord "Fluff" J. Flavion

By McMahon Funeral Home

Gaylord "Fluff" J. Flavion, 71 of Luxemburg, died peacefully, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at Helping Hearts CBRF in Luxemburg.  He was born in the town of Lincoln on October 13, 1946 to the late Gerald and Ruby (Collins) Flavion. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1966 serving in combat during the Vietnam War, returning home in 1968. He was a member of the American Legion Post 319 in Casco. Fluff was employed with the Luxemburg Milling Company for 46 years until his retirement. He bartended at D & B's, Doc and Jean's, Luxemburg Bowl and Burdick's throughout the years making numerous friends.

His enjoyments included bowling, playing cards, following the Brewers, Packers, Badgers and local high school sports.  His sense of humor and ability to make people laugh will be a character trait we will remember.  He had a special love for his family especially his two grandchildren.

Survivors include his two children, Karen (Chris) Smallcomb, NV; Kevin Flavion, Luxemburg; two grandchildren, Savannah and Carson; four sisters, Anna Mae (Dan) Dahms, Forestville; Diane (Dennis) Junion, Casco; Joan (Tom) Salentine, Casco; Colleen (Dave) Tymus, Greenleaf; many nieces and nephews.

Fluff was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Russell Flavion; many aunts and uncles.

Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, 1:00 to 5:30 pm on Monday, May 28, 2018. Closing parish prayer service 5:30 pm on Monday.  Visitation will continue at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg between 9:00 and 10:40 am on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  Funeral 11:00 am Tuesday at the church with Rev.  Milton Suess officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg with full military honors at graveside.

Steve L Holtz

By Schinderle Funeral Home    

Steve L Holtz, 63, Green Bay, died unexpectedly at his residence.  He was born March 7, 1955 to Roland and Shirley (Kostichka) Holtz.

Steve graduated from the Algoma High School where he was very active all all sports.  He then graduated from Lakeland College where he was inducted into the Football and Baseball Hall of Fame.  Steve also earned his Eagle Scout Award.

He is survived by his three children Shaina Holtz, Chicago; Mykala (Nate) Schwarz, Hutto, TX and Aadyn Holtz, Milwaukee; his mother Shirley Holtz, Green Bay; three siblings Kurt (Peggy) Holtz, Ann Marra and Kris (Kelly) Holtz all of Green Bay; nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his dad Roland Holtz.

There will be a Celebration of Steve's Life on Wed. May 23, 2018 from 4 PM until the time of the Memorial Service at 6 PM at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma.

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Esther A. Borkovetz

By Paul Schmitt    

Esther A. Borkovetz, 89 years, of Sturgeon Bay passed away Saturday May 19, 2018 at the Skilled Nursing Center of Door County Medical Center with family at her side.

    She was born December 23, 1928 in Walhein, WI, Scarborough, the daughter of the late Joseph and Esther (Freix) Dax. Following her graduation from high school Esther worked in the office at Morley-Murphy Company in Green Bay until her marriage.  On September 24, 1949 she married Robert F. Borkovetz at St. Amand's Catholic Church in Walhein, WI. Robert preceded her in death on May 9, 2007. They farmed together after their marriage. Esther was proud of their chicken operation, that Robert automated the collection of eggs, raising over 2,000 chickens which were supplied to neighboring restaurants and food outlets.

    Esther's greatest joy in life was her family and raising eight children.  She was always supportive of her husband's endeavors and was a motivating force in his life, whether it be starting the construction business "Holiday Homes", the Sunshine House, or Jellystone Campgrounds, her influence was woven into every aspect of their life.  Her loving devotion family really showed as she raised eight children, especially her care and concern shown to her son Jeff.

    She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, and St. Ann's Society. Esther's personality made a great fit for the Red Hatters women's club.  Esther loved flower gardening, finishing furniture, sewing, quilting, painting, making stained glass, and made beautiful, ornate family Christmas heirloom ornaments that will be enjoyed for many generations to come.

    Her family includes, eight children, Tom (Julie), Jerry (Sally), Sandy Borkovetz, Bob (Barb), Rick (Heidi), Ken (Janel), John (Laura), Jeff; 24 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Myra Daul; brother, Larry (Carolyn) Dax; sister-in-law, Susan Dax.

    Preceding her in death were her parents, Joseph and Esther Dax; and husband, Robert Borkovetz; infant sister, Doris; two brothers and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Merle (John) Bilek, Donald (Verle), Joseph; brother-in-law, Robert Daul.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday (May 29, 2018) at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Fr. Carl Schmitt officiating. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

    Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday May 29, 2018 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. A rosary will be prayed at 9:30 a.m.

    The family of Esther would like to thank the nursing staff at Skilled Nursing Facility for their compassionate care shown to our mother during her years there, and to the companionship of Donnie the cat at SNF.

    Memorials may be made in her memory for Sunshine House.

Dorothy E Dahlke

By Tim Kowols       

Dorothy E. Dahlke, DePere, died peacefully early in the morning on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the age of 97. She was a lifelong educator, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was born on January 28, 1921 to Fredrick and Ida (Dettman) Wolter in Forestville, WI. She grew up on a farm with her siblings who have all predeceased her: Leona Wolter, Helen Kohlmann, Clarence Wolter, Evelyn Wolter, Elsie Kaiser and Lawrence Wolter. Dorothy received her original teacher's degree from Door-Kewaunee County Normal School. She went to California to teach at schools in the northern suburbs of Los Angeles.

After several years there, she returned to Forestville and met Harvey F. Dahlke whom she married on October 25, 1952. She and Harvey lived on his family farm and raised three boys, James (Susan), Daniel (Nanette) and David (Darlene). She stressed the importance of education to her sons and grandchildren. She returned to teaching at Martinville school, a one-room, all grades elementary school west of Luxemburg, eventually teaching elementary school for the Luxemburg-Casco school district. Dorothy then received her Bachelors in Education from UW Oshkosh in 1970. She taught kindergarten for most of her career and enjoyed it immensely.

Dorothy and Harvey retired in 1986 and remained on the farm for several years. They moved to a senior living apartment in DePere. Harvey died in 2008, and Dorothy remained in the apartment until she moved to Renaissance Assisted Living. She enjoyed family events with grandchildren Corey (Becky), Joshua (Nicole), Shawn (Kristin) and Jordan (Tracy), Benjamin (Karen), Tyler and Alyssa. She loved being with great-grandchildren Caleb, Brianna, Braxton, Brayden, Brody, Jacob, Penelope and Harvey. She will remain a great influence on all our lives.

Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church, (Montpelier) N4110 County Road AB, Luxemburg, Wi. 54217 on Thursday, May 24, 2018, between 9:00 and 10:45 am. Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.  Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Montpelier.

Daniel George Obernberger

By Forbes Funeral Home

Daniel George Obernberger, 80, of Brussels passed away on May, 16, 2018 at his home.  He was born May 15, 1938 in Park Falls, WI to George and Lucy (Peissig) Obernberger.

Dan served his country in the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserves.  On June 20, 1978 he married Barbara Jean Raymond at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay, WI.  He worked as a foreman for many years at Bay Shipbuilding and also for Peterson Builders Inc.

Dan loved hunting, fishing, bluegrass music and welding. He especially enjoyed visiting and "" with friends and family.  He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, with a great sense of humor and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife Barbara, 8 children, Carrie Obernberger, Mark Obernberger, Kelly Obernberger, Debbie (Jeff) Jeanquart, Cindy Jansen, Mark (Veronica) Malvitz, Jackie Liebhart, Brian (Tena) Hartwig;  15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren; 1 sister Nettie Szymik, sister-in-law Wynette Obenberger; many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Lorna (Kenneth) Roohr, Marjorie (Earl) Franke, 2 brothers, Ted Obernberger and Merlin (Lorraine) Obernberger and brother-in-law Emil Szymik.

A memorial service with military honors will be 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for visitation.  On line condolences may be offered at

Special thanks to Unity Hospice for the wonderful care and support, also to his special friend Dave, and personal care giver Crystal.

Rodney "Boz" L. Bosdeck

By McMahon Funeral Home

Rodney "Boz" L. Bosdeck, 57 of Kewaunee, died late Tuesday May 15, 2018, following a motorcycle accident earlier that day. He was born in Kewaunee on October 19, 1960 to Harriet B. (Schultz) Bosdeck and the late Edward L. Bosdeck. On January 23, 1987 Boz married Brenda L. Mueller. He was employed with Scott's Industrial Coatings in Green Bay. Boz was a mechanical wizard and could fix anything. He had a love for his Harley and his Corvette, however, his biggest love was for his two daughters aka "Little Beelers" and his granddaughter, Kenlee. He had a heart of gold and helped other people first, no matter how long his "honey do list" was. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor and his loving, contagious smile!

Survivors include his wife of thirty one years, Brenda, two daughters, Tabitha (Andrew Anderson) Bosdeck, Luxemburg; Casey (Kyle) Kudick, Kewaunee; one granddaughter, Kenlee; his mother, Harriet B. Bosdeck, Kewaunee; two sisters and two brothers in law, Marlene (Robert) Kratz, Luxemburg; Marlice (David) Duescher, Kewaunee; two sisters in law, Karen Bosdeck, Luxemburg; Christine Schultz, Green Bay; his father in law and mother in law, Gordon and Ruth Mueller, Kewaunee; one sister in law and one brother in law, Tracy (Todd) Ledvina, Luxemburg; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Boz was preceded in death by, his father, Edward L. Bosdeck; two brothers, Wayne Bosdeck and Darrell Schultz; one brother in law, Tony Jerabek.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4:00 to 7:00 pm (Today), Friday, May 18, 2018. Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm on Friday. Visitation continues on Saturday, May 19, 2018, between 9:00 and 10:45 am, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, (Montpelier), N4110 County Road AB, Luxemburg. Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday at the church with Reverend Doctor Daniel Olson, officiating. Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.

In lieu of memorial tributes, a memorial fund will be established in Boz's name.

A special thank you is extended to our guardian angels who were at the accident site, the special RN, the special First Responder, Officers Trevor Bilgo and Mike Bultman, the team of County Rescue. In addition, Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson, the medical staff of Aurora and Froedtert Hospitals, for aiding us during this difficult time.

Linda E. Temby

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Linda E. Temby, age 77 of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Kewaunee died on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Door County Memorial Hospital. She was born on October 15, 1940 in Kewaunee to the late Charles Fay and Mabel (Kuehl) Temby.

Linda graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1958. She worked for her parents newspaper "the Kewaunee Enterprise" and wrote a weekly column "So As Not To Vegetate" which won several journalism awards. She owned and loved horses. She was greatly loved by her family and will be dearly missed. Her smile and sense of humor brightened many days.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Erik L. and Christy Weborg, St. Petersburg, FL; three grandsons: Kiefer Kohlbeck, Green Bay; Ian Weborg and Erik A. Weborg both of St. Petersburg, FL; a sister: Sandra Temby,Sturgeon Bay. She was preceded in death by one daughter: Nona Kohlbeck.

Private funeral were held at Riverview Cemetery.

Gertrude E. Harmann

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Gertrude E. Harmann, 95, Algoma, passed away Monday, May 14, 2018 at Door County Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.  She was born July 20, 1922 in Brussels to the late Ernest and Louise (Hafemann) Kroening.

Gertrude married Victor Harmann July 20, 1942 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma.

The couple farmed and also purchased and operated the Algoma Farmers Feed Mill for 25 years before selling due to Victor's ill health.  She had various other jobs throughout her life including 19 seasons at the Meleddy Cherry Factory after retirement.

Gertrude was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church.  She was an avid volunteer in her retirement years including a member of St. Paul's Ladies Aid, Algoma Hospital Auxillary, Women's Club, the Thursday Golden Agers Club (President for 20+ years), and also attended theTuesday Card Club and the Algoma Meal Site.

Gertrude enjoyed time spent with family and friends (especially with her only grandchild born in 1997), playing sheephead and gardening.

Gertrude is survived by her daughter Linda Mohr, grandson Joseph Mohr, one sister Johanna (Henry) Opicka; nieces and nephews.  she was preceded in death by her parents, husband Victor on October 29, 1983; two brothers and one sister-in-law Clifford (Maxine) Kroening and Orville Kroening; one sister and brother-in-law Loretta (Jerome) Franda; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Myrtle (Elmer) Mickelson, Lawrence (Josie) Harmann and Hazel Harmann; nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 4:30 - 7:00 PM, Thursday May 17, 2018.   Prayer service 7:00 PM.  Visitation will continue Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma, with Rev. John Moll and Rev. Joel McKenney officiating.  Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Thomas C. Kunesh

By McMahon Funeral Home

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Thomas C. Kunesh, 75 of Pilsen, died suddenly at his home, Sunday, May 13, 2018.  He was born in Kewaunee on October 27, 1942 to the late John G. and Magdalen C. (Dorner) Kunesh.  On December 26, 1964 Tom married Mary E.  Otradovec in Kewaunee. They were married for over 52 years before she preceded him in death on November 04, 2017. He served in the United States Army Reserves for six years.

Tom farmed and roofed in the area for over fifty years.  He was a member of the American Legion Carlton Post 538, and a member of St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph – St. John Site in Pilsen.  His enjoyments included fishing, bowling and history of any sorts.

Survivors include his son, James (Dawn) Kunesh, Green Bay; two grandchildren, Mandi Kunesh; Jonathen Kunesh; two great grandchildren, Bodhi and Lennon; two sisters, Beverly Johnson, Green Bay; Kathy (Don) Fronk, Pilsen; two brothers in law and one sister in law, Franklin and Gertrude Otradovec, Kewaunee; James Hoffman, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife Mary; his parents, John and Magdalen Kunesh; one brother in law, Dale Johnson; one sister in law, Janet Hoffman; his father in law and mother in law, Leo and Martha Otradovec.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 17, 2018.  Closing parish prayer service at 7:00 pm with Christal Wavrunek, Pastoral Minister.  Visitation will continue between10:00 and 10:45 am on Friday May 18, 2018 at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph -St. John Site in Pilsen.  Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen with full military rites at graveside provided by the American Legion Carlton Post 538.

Lorene Arnold

By Huehns Funeral Home


Lorene Kay Arnold, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away in the comfort of her home on Monday, May 7, 2018.

She was born October 4, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of George and Dorothy (Norland) Krause. Lorene graduated from Maine Township High School in 1956. She was united in marriage to John William Arnold on January 20, 1961 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Skokie, IL. They were blessed with over 57 years of marriage.

Lorene and John moved to Door County, Wisconsin in 2005, and they made their home just north of the city of Sturgeon Bay, in the Town of Egg Harbor.

Lorene grew up attending St. Mary's Catholic Church in Des Plaines, IL. After their marriage, she and John remained members of St. Peter's in Skokie.

Lorene enjoyed reading and tending to her flowers. She especially liked cooking and entertaining friends and family. Lorene loved spending time her grandchildren.

Her love will live on in the hearts of her husband, John; children, Steve (Laurie) Arnold of Grayslake, IL, Tim (Jennifer) Arnold of Pleasant Prairie, WI, Sue (Brian) Calvert of Elgin, IL, and Laura (Tony) Temes of West Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Beth and Maddy Arnold, Garrett and Blake Arnold, Nicholas, Anthony, and Thomas Temes, and Scott Arnold; and brother-in-law, Dick (Barbara) Arnold of Des Plaines, IL.

Lorene was preceded in death by her parents; son, Christopher Arnold; and sister-in-law, Dolores (Joseph) Conley.

Her life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 110 N. 5th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Lorene will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. A wake service will conclude the evening. Visitation will continue at Huehns Funeral Home, Saturday morning, at 9:30 a.m. until the time of closing prayers at 10:30 a.m.followed by the procession to church.

Elizabeth Warren

By Huehns Funeral Home


 Elizabeth Anne (Curran) Warren, age 90, of Egg Harbor, WI, formerly of Glencoe, IL, died early Thursday morning, May 10, 2018, Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, WI, after a brief illness. She was surrounded in her last days by her four daughters, Kathryn, Patricia, Michele, and Deborah, sharing love and fond memories we will treasure for the rest of our lives. 

    Elizabeth grew up in St. Louis, MO and New York and graduated from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She married Geoffrey Warren in 1949, and together they raised their four daughters in Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, and Illinois, as he built his career with Sears, Roebuck & Company. While Elizabeth blazed many trails, as a political scientist when there were few women in the field, and as a public official, she was "Betsy" to her many friends in Glencoe, IL, where she was a long-time member of St. Elisabeth's Episcopal Church and the garden club, and supported social agencies, including Glencoe Family Services and Senior Housing Aid. 

    She loved to travel, and in the years after her husband's death, Betsy explored southern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa in a quest to learn more about the origins of the great religions of the western world. She wrote books about politics, religion, and travel and continued her study of the sources of human spirituality throughout her life. She loved her shelties and her rose garden in Egg Harbor, WI where she spent her last years. After a lifetime of good health, her illness was sudden and overwhelming. She was wonderfully cared for by the doctors, nurses, and technicians at the Door County Medical Center and by the talented and compassionate staff of Unity Hospice, to whom we daughters will be forever grateful. 

    Elizabeth Warren is survived by her four daughters, Kathryn Warren, Patricia Young, Michele (Mark) Mench, and Deborah (Tony) Fakonas; as well as six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

    Her life will be celebrated with a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 at St. James the Less Episcopal Church, 550 Sunset Ridge Rd., Northfield, IL 60093 with Dcn. Ron Valentine officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, beside her husband, Geoffrey.

    Memories of Elizabeth's life will also be shared during the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service on May 20, 2018 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Door County, 10341, Water Street, State Highway 42, Ephraim, WI 54211.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials in Elizabeth's honor may be given for Unity Hospice (2366 Oak Ridge Cir., De Pere, WI 54115 OR

Ellsworth Peterson

By Huehns Funeral Home


Ellsworth L. Peterson, 94, a lifelong Sturgeon Bay industrialist and philanthropist, died at his home on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. He was admired and loved by his family, friends, and many employees as a role model for his quality of character, integrity and civic dedication.

    Born in Sturgeon Bay on January 16, 1924, to Fred J. and Irene (Laabs) Peterson, Ellsworth was graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1941 and the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point in 1946. He served his country as a midshipman during World War II, and after the war's end and graduation, he returned to Sturgeon Bay to rejoin his family's shipbuilding business.   

    In 1965, he took over from his father as President of Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI). Under his leadership, PBI emerged as a premier shipbuilder and developed an international reputation as a versatile shipyard producing Navy vessels for thirteen countries worldwide. At its peak, PBI and its affiliates employed nearly one thousand workers.

    His family and community were important to Ellsworth. He and his wife of 35 years, Carla, have supported local needs and served many organizations in Door County like the YMCA, Peninsula Players, Northern Sky Theater, Door County Maritime Museum, Rotary just to name a few. Through his philanthropy and volunteer time, he has left a legacy of life enrichment for generations to come.

    During his lifetime, Ellsworth was able to achieve a unique balance of contributing his time and talent beyond his full-time career. He was involved in dozens of nationwide maritime organizations including the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) where he was elected Honorary Vice President for Life. Further, he received an award in recognition of a decade devoted to the National Shipbuilding Research Program as Chairman of the Ship Production Committee for leadership improvements to productivity and numerous contributions to shipbuilding technology. In 1981, Ellsworth received the Vice Admiral Jerry Land Medal for outstanding accomplishment in the marine field, and in 1993 the "Ship of the Year" award.   

    Ellsworth was readily known at the Pentagon for his dedication and wisdom in the maritime industry. He was a member of the Navy League of the United States, the Royal Institute of Naval Architects, American Bureau of Shipping, Naval War College Foundation, American Society of Naval Engineers, and many other affiliations.  

    Throughout his life, he supported his alumni, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and was the recipient of the Admiral McCready Award and named "Man of the Year." Today, cadets enjoy gathering at the "Ellsworth Peterson Lounge" on the King's Point campus!

    His pride of Wisconsin was recognized when he was chosen as "State of Wisconsin Man of the Year" in 1974. In 2007, he and Carla were awarded the State of Wisconsin "Governor's Award in Support of the Arts".   

    In Sturgeon Bay, Ellsworth served as past president of the Door County Manufacturers' Association and a variety of other boards including past president of the Rotary Club. He enjoyed fourteen years as chairman of the board of Baylake Bank (formerly Bank of Sturgeon Bay; currently Nicolet Bank).  

    After his retirement, he and Carla enjoyed four cruises around the world before settling in their retirement home in Honolulu, Hawaii. His leisure time was most enjoyed sailing on the Utopia on Lake Michigan and Green Bay at the helm of the schooner built by his Father in 1946.

    Ellsworth is survived by his wife, Carla; his daughter, Marsha (Tom) Kerley, of Kamuela, Hawaii; granddaughter, Jennifer (Jordan) Kobilca of Sturgeon Bay and their children, Kenton and Carver; grandson, Brian (Mimi) Kerley, of Kamuela, Hawaii and their children, Nolan and Olive; brother-in-law, Fred (Barbara) Unes; niece and nephews; faithful friends, Kristen and Kelly Bachman and, of course, the "Geriatric Crew" on the Utopia (Jerry, Robert, Carla).    

    He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Gary, and step-son, Brian McKown; his spouse, Mary Jo (Washburn); and his brother, Robert.

    A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.

    Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church, Friday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

    Friends and family are warmly invited to a reception at the Peterson home immediately following services at the church from noon until 3:00 p.m. Military honors will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Peterson home.

    In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in memory of Ellsworth L. Peterson may be made to the Door County YMCA Endowment Fund or to the Carla and Ellsworth Peterson Charitable Foundation that supports Door County non-profit organizations.

Mark Carl Berggren

By Casperson Funeral Home

Mark Carl Berggren (Swede) is survived by his mother Lois Berggren, daughter Nicole (Berggren) Bergantino and her husband Alex Bergantino. Also, survived by his two grandchildren Faye Bergantino and Ruby Bergantino. He passed away suddenly on May 4th in Door County, Wisconsin. Mark Berggren was a very well known painting contractor in Illinois and Wisconsin for 30 years. He had a house in West Chicago, Illinois and a cottage since a little boy in Door County, Wisconsin. He loved coming up to Door County to work on his cottage, paint, and enjoyed the beauty and peace that Door County offered. He had a love for life, big smile, was creative, artistic and had a way of making everyone laugh surrounding him. Also, he had a love for golf, motorcycles, the beach, adored his grandchildren and his beloved dog Mocha. He always said to always tell family and friends how much you love them and if you don't do something right the first time, then don't do it at all. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends and will forever be in the hearts of all. Rest In Peace Son, Dad, Papa, and Swede. We love you

Memorial Gathering will be held on Sunday June 3, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the VFW in Wheaton, Il - ON731 Papworth Street - Wheaton, IL 60187

There will also be a Celebration of his Life on Saturday June 23, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. at the AC Tap 9322 WI Highway 57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

Donna Kay (Schultz) Hanmann

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Donna Kay Hanmann, 57, of Casco, WI passed away on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. The daughter of the late Lester and Violet (Zima) Schultz was born December 12, 1960 in Denmark, WI. Donna graduated from Denmark High School in 1979 and NWTC in 1981, majoring in business management. She married Mark J. Hanmann on October 31, 1987. Donna was a very devoted wife and mother. She enjoyed gardening, crafting and was a very accomplished seamstress being involved in 4H at the age of nine years. She was a very valued partner in the Mark Hanmann Trucking Co. She enjoyed spending time at their cottage in Townsend, WI and also enjoyed being a member of the Lakeshore Area Vintage Snowmobile Club.


She is survived by her husband Mark; son Matthew and daughter Melanie Hanmann. She is further survived by her mother-in-law Eileen Hanmann; two brothers Dennis (Karen) Schultz and Brian (Carrie) Schultz; one sister Nancy (Gene) Kinjerski; two sisters-in-law Mary (Jeff) Treml and Kristin (Tim) Ducat; one brother-in-law Steven (Candice) Hanmann; nieces and nephews Adam (Courtney) Kinjerski, Tammy and great-nephew Marley Kinjerski, Tom Kinjerski, Courtney, Justin, Derek, Connor, Heather, Dylan, Ashlyn Schultz, Madison, Sophie Hanmann, Trevor, Cullen Ducat and Andre Treml.


Donna was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Brenda and Linda Schultz and father-in-law, Walter W. Hanmann.


Visitation will be held Sunday May 13, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church, 700 Heritage Road, Luxemburg, WI. Visitation will continue Monday, May 14, 2018 from 9-11 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life Service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Carl Brewer officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Casco is assisting the family

Dean R. Thiry

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Dean R. Thiry, 88, of Casco, WI, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. He was born February 19, 1930, in Lincoln, WI, to the late Louis and Tillie (Bertrand) Thiry Sr. He graduated from Casco High School in 1947. On September 9, 1950, he married Verna DeBaker. They owned and operated the home farm until retirement in 1993 and then moved to the Village of Casco. He had several jobs besides farming. He worked at Bay Ship, Lesyne Aluminum and Green Bay Foods for many years. He was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church, Lincoln, all his life. He was also a member and treasurer of the Holy Name Society.

He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. Also a hard worker and a handy man. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed his craft shop and playing cards with his friends and watching sports, especially the Packers and Brewers.

He is survived by his wife, Verna of almost 68 beautiful years, one daughter Jean (Ken) Boucher, Casco, and two sons Ken (Terri) Thiry, Fish Creek, Ron (Lisa) Thiry, Kimberly, nine grandchildren, Amy (Rich) Balck, Brian (Marietta) Boucher, Ashley (Chris) Strunk, Nicole Thiry, Heather (Jeff) Paulis, Stacy Thiry, Stephanie (Jake) Long, Sarah (Sam) Pierre, and Hannah Thiry. seven great-grandhildren, Alex, Austin, Avery, Evan, Ian, Hollie and Luke. One sister-in-law Dorothy DeBaker. He is also survived by many wonderful nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Tillie Thiry Sr.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank (Evelyn) Thiry, Lawrence (Marcella) Thiry, Louis (Loretta) Thiry Jr.,; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Rita (Joe) Havel and Florence (Robert) Abts; father and mother-in-law Arthur & Minnie DeBaker; other in-laws, Doris (Alvin) Gillis, Gilbert DeBaker, Edsel DeBaker, and nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Sunday May 13, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Casco. Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday, May 14, 2018 from 9-11 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church - Lincoln. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. Entombment to follow at 2:00 p.m. in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

Germaine A. Entringer

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Germaine A. Entringer, 89, Algoma, passed away Wed. May 9, 2018 at the Algoma Long Term Care.  She was born Nov. 24, 1928 in Algoma to Harvey Sr. and Mary (Romdenne) Zimmerman.

Germaine graduated from the Algoma High School in 1946.  She married Donald Entringer Sept. 4, 1948 at St. Mary Church, Algoma.  She had worked at Katch's, Miller, Pies and Blazkovec Attorney Office, Weber Gomoll Ins. and then at Women's Employment Project and the Door Kewaunee County Weatherization Business for 17 years.   Germaine enjoyed her time with her family, family vacations, watching the birds, looking at the lake and all the nautical things associated with Lake Michigan, flower gardening, knitting, reading, sewing and quilting.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Rosary Society, was on the School Board and Parish Council, was a member of the VFW Auxillary and the Homemakers Club.

She is survived by her four children Richard (Jeanette) Entringer, Kokomo, IN; Lee (Bonnie) Entringer, Larry Entringer and Mary (Paul) Mitchell all of Algoma; five grandchildren Ashley (Clint) Morgan, Michael (Alison) Entringer, Kayla, Emily and Zachary Mitchell; one great grandson Tyler Morgan; one sister LeVerle Koenig, Algoma; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Donald, one son Mark, five siblings Harvey Zimmerman Jr., Jerome Zimmerman, Herbert Zimmerman, Myra Michaletz and Jimmy Zimmerman.

Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation for Germaine, Sat. May 12th, 2018 from 11 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 1 PM at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma, with Rev. Peter Stryker officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at the Algoma Long Term Care, Germaine's roommate, Mary Seldon, her special friend Patti and Unity Hospice for all the kindness and care given to our mom during her stay at the Long Term Care.

Send your online condolences to our Tribute Wall at

Janet S. Tate

By Casperson Funeral Home       

Janet S. Tate of Egg Harbor, WI passed away on May 2, 2018 in Green Bay, WI.  Funeral services will be held on Monday May 14, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at St Luke's Episcopal Church in Sister Bay, WI. A reception will follow the service at the Tate Residence, directions will be available at the Church the day of the service.

Ellsworth L. Peterson

By Huehns Funeral Home

Ellsworth L. Peterson, 94, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Ron Colombo and Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and at the church, Friday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.

A complete obituary will be available in the near future.

Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC are assisting the Peterson family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Ellsworth may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

Clifford Leroy Wolter

By Huehns Funeral Home

Clifford Wolter, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully with loved ones by his side on April 30, 2018, at Door County Medical Center, just short of his 86th birthday. He was born May 3, 1932 in Evanston, IL, the first son of Clarence and Ella (Koch) Wolter. He was united in marriage to Janet Schumacher on May 4, 1957, in Barrington, IL. They enjoyed nearly 61 years of marriage, and had three children, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Cliff graduated from Niles East High School in Illinois and went on to study architecture at Bradley University, before transferring to the University of Southern Mississippi. Cliff served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning home he was employed at UOP (Universal Oil Products) in Des Plaines, IL, where he worked for nearly 30 years. It was there that he met the love of his life, Janet. While at UOP he was a Maintenance Manager and participated in bowling and golf leagues. After his time at UOP, he fulfilled his love of operating heavy equipment and was employed by his father-in-law at Schumacher Excavating of Barrington, IL. He then was employed as Office Manager at Koch and Son Landscaping, in Hawthorne Woods, IL. Upon retirement in 2002, he and Janet moved from their home in Buffalo Grove, IL, to Door County, WI, where they found the area both beautiful and welcoming, and became members of Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church.

Cliff loved working with his hands, whether building, repairing, or simply tinkering. He was always busy and loved spending time in his garage, around the yard, working on projects, and listening to polka. But most of all, Cliff loved his family, and especially enjoyed sharing his knowledge, talents, sense of humor, and words of wisdom. He will be fondly loved and remembered for being a kind and generous man, and a great mentor, teacher, husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa to his family.

Cliff will be missed by his dear wife, Janet; three children, Steve (Kathi) Wolter of Crystal Lake, IL and their children and grandchildren, Stephanie (Darren) LaFond (and their children, Arlo and Otto), Kim (Tim) Badger, and Jon; Mike (Bev) Wolter of Wisconsin Dells, WI and their children, Maddie and Dylan; and Lynne (Steve) Tipler of Sturgeon Bay, WI and their children, Nick, Samantha, Nathan, Mikayla and Olivia; sister-in-law, Sandy Wolter of Barrington, IL; other relatives; and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Marvin.

Cliff's life will be honored privately by family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given for the American Diabetes Association or the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church.

Mary K. Frischmann

By Huehns Funeral Home

Mary K. Frischmann, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, WI and Cape Canaveral, FL, was called home to Heaven on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

She was born March 20, 1939 in Canton, OH, the daughter of Robert and Marion (Glesner) Malzahn. Mary spent her childhood in Sturgeon Bay and met her husband, Joseph K. Frischmann while studying at St. Mary's School of Nursing in Milwaukee, WI. Mary and Joseph were united in marriage on July 2, 1960 and moved to East Lansing, MI where Mary worked as a registered nurse while Joseph completed his PhD in chemistry at Michigan State University.  After Joseph graduated, they moved to Indianapolis, IN where they raised their three children. Mary was a homemaker who loved to sew, crochet, bake, and take care of her family. She faithfully served at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Indianapolis as a Sunday school teacher, Eucharistic minister, and supported many other areas within the church such as singing in the choir and providing meals and emotional support to others. Mary was also involved in her children's activities, acting as a brownie and girl scout leader to her daughters and supporting her son in sporting activities. After her mother-in-law was diagnosed with diabetes, Mary became a diabetes educator and volunteered at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis where she was part of a team that trained patients newly diagnosed with the disease. She was passionate about helping others.

When Joseph retired in 1992, he and Mary traveled the world. They loved to take hiking trips and visited many of the national parks. Joseph and Mary also loved to take cruises. They traveled to many places including the Middle East, Greece, Rome, Russia, Germany and South America. In 2000, they sold the family home in Indianapolis, IN and purchased homes in Cape Canaveral, FL and in Mary's beloved hometown of Sturgeon Bay, WI, spending half a year in each location. In Sturgeon Bay, Mary became a favorite of the Coast Guard. She baked cookies for them weekly and kept frozen bags on hand to give to them whenever they passed in front of their waterfront home. The Coast Guard gave her a plaque in appreciation of her thoughtfulness and service. Mary always thanked those who served our country and communities. There was no such thing as a stranger to Mary, just "a new friend in waiting."

Mary's love will live on in the hearts of her husband, Joseph; three children Theresa (Ben) Mogni of Glen Ellyn IL, Joseph (Lynn) Frischmann of Indianapolis, IN, and Kathryn (Jeff) Staten of Beavercreek, OH; seven grandchildren: Benjamin (Darien) Mogni of Lexington, KY, Stephen Mogni of Glen Ellyn, IL, Alexa Frischmann of Indianapolis, IN, Leah Frischmann of Indianapolis, IN, Colin Staten of Beavercreek, OH, Abby (Spencer) Staten/Szewczyk of Beavercreek, OH, and Emily Staten of Beavercreek, OH; sister and brother, Margaret (George) Jensen of Sturgeon Bay and James (Diana) Malzahn; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marion Malzahn; in-laws, George and Betty Frischmann; brother, Robert (Beverly) Malzahn; grandson, Andrew Mogni; nephew, Michael Jensen; and great-niece, Sarah Jensen.

Mary's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 17, 2018 St. Joseph Catholic Church, 110 N. 5th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church, Thursday morning, May 17, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church (526 Louisiana St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235). The donations will be used to restore the rose window at St. Joseph's that was in place when Mary attended grade school there.

Christine Marie LaCrosse

By Huehns Funeral Home

Christine Marie LaCrosse, 50, of the Town of Nasewaupee, quietly passed at home with her family by her side on Thursday, May 3, 2018 following a short, but courageous battle with ovarian cancer.

She was born November 14, 1967 in Port Washington, the daughter of Charles Jerome Becker and Paulette Josephine (Wilmot) Surk. Christine's family moved to Green Bay when she was seven, and she graduated from Green Bay Preble High School in 1987.

Christine initially worked at Marchant's in Brussels. She cooked at Richard's Pub and Grill in Maplewood and was most recently a part of the team at PJ's of Door County on Highway 57, just south of Sturgeon Bay. Christine especially enjoyed all of her coworkers and customers.

On June 10, 2000, she was united in marriage to Scott Allen LaCrosse at St. Francis Xavier Church in Brussels. They were blessed with 18 years of marriage.

Christine liked to go camping and being near the water. She was always up for traveling and seeing new places. Christine was an awesome cook (even though she didn't really care much for it). Above all, she cherished spending time with family, especially Scott, and her beautiful daughter, Nicole.

Christine will be deeply missed by her husband, Scott LaCrosse; daughter, Nicole Delveaux of the Town of Nasewaupee; father, Charles (Suzie) Becker of the Town of Nasewaupee and mother, Paulette Surk of Casco; four siblings, David Becker of Black River Falls, Cheryl Kaster of Green Bay, Debbie (Scott) Hughes of Seymour, and Dan (Jennie) Becker of Green Bay; other relatives; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Herbert and Evelyn (Franks) Becker; and maternal grandparents, Peter and Caroline (Timmer) Wilmot.

Christine's life was celebrated by family with friends before she passed away.

Memorials may be given in her honor for DOOR CANcer Inc.

A special thanks goes out to Unity Hospice for their care during Christine's final days.

Jean Ellen Fenlon

By Huehns Funeral Home

Jean Ellen Fenlon, 72, of the Town of Egg Harbor, passed away Friday night, May 4, 2018 at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility with family at her side.

She was born July 12, 1945 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Lawrence Wilson Steele and Esther Myrtle (Stolpe) Steele. Jean graduated from Washington High School in 1963 and went on to study at Oakland Community College in Michigan. She was united in marriage to James Patrick Fenlon on April 4, 1964 at Mother of Good Counsel Catholic Church in Milwaukee. They were blessed with over 54 years of marriage.

Jean worked with her husband, Jim, in their business forms distributorship, "Pamico" in Waukesha, later "Fiserv." They moved to Egg Harbor in 1997 where she was a Real Estate Agent for Coldwell Banker in Egg Harbor for many years.

Jean enjoyed wine, cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and her dogs, Casanova, Finn and Jake.

She will be missed by her husband, Jim; son, Mike (Pam) Fenlon of Brookfield; two grandchildren, Aly (Taylor) Garcia and Sophie Fenlon; sister, Eileen Steele of Lafayette, IN; friends; and other relatives.

Jean was preceded in death by her parents.

Her life will be honored with a memorial service held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.

A memorial service for friends and family in Brookfield will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be given in Jean's name for the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University.

Carl Waterstreet

By Schinderle Funeral Home


Carl E. Waterstreet, 86, Algoma, entered eternal life at home upon his last wish surrounded by his family.  He was born March 1, 1932 in Kewaunee to the late LeRoy and Elmere (Plansky) Waterstreet.

Carl left school and enlisted in the U.S. Army in July of 1949.  He served four years and was stationed in Fort Riley, Kansas then Fort Richardson, Alaska and finally to Camp Atterbury in Indiana where he drove truck for the U.S. Army.  After his honorable discharge he came back home and married Shirley Schneider in 1952.   Carl held many jobs after he came home including the Kewaunee County Shop, Stoller Construction and then driving semi for 40 years which was his passion.  He later drove school bus for Dworak Bus Service.  He enjoyed taking the Algoma High School girls basketball team down to state finals in Madison.  He was glad when the team brought home a Gold and Silver Ball.  He also enjoyed working on snowmobiles and riding his Cam-Am Spider.

Carl  donated one of his kidneys for his granddaughter, Amy, which was very special for him.  Carl has a bullet in his right leg which reminds him of his days working at Olsonite Corporation.  After his retirement he traveled to all the 50 states.

Carl is survived by his fiance'e Donna Kaye of 18 years, son Carl (Gail) Waterstreet and daughter Wanda (Al) Thomas; grandchildren Carl G. Waterstreet, Derek (Kate) Waterstreet, Brian Deprez (special friend, Nicole),  Amy Deprez, JJ Thomas and Randy Thomas; great grandchildren Kayla, Conor, Kenadi and Christopher; Step children Robert (Monica) Kaye and Billy Kaye; one sister Shirley Duescher; many nieces and nephews and the Schneider relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Shirley, his parents, mother-in-law and father-in-law and one brother-in-law Don Duescher and many Schneider in-laws.

Family and friends may gather at the Algoma United Methodist Church, Tuesday, May 8, 2018 from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM with Rev. Al Briggs officiating.  Entombments at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Military Honors will be held at the church right after services have been completed.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made out to the Kidney Foundation or Amvets Post 42, Algoma.

James L. Deterville

By McMahon Funeral Home

James "Jim" L. Deterville, 71 of Luxemburg passed away early Thursday morning, May 03, 2018 at a local hospital following a short illness. He was born in New Franken on September 05, 1946 to the late Ervin P. and Dolores M. (Dart) Deterville. Jim served his country in the United States Army and was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 in Luxemburg. He was a meat cutter with his Father at Deterville Custom Butchering, and later retired as a grounds keeper at Northbrook Country Club. His enjoyments included playing cards and drinking old fashions.

Survivors include one sister in law, Eunice Deterville, Sugarbush; nieces and nephews, Mark (Rosie) Deterville, Amanda (Greg) Nimmer, Sherry Toms, Thomas (Rebecca) Deterville, Melinda (Dean) Enderby; several great nieces and great nephews, great-great nieces and great-great nephews.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Reginald Deterville.

Friends may call at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Sugarbush on Monday, May 07, 2018 between 9:00 and 10:30 am. American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg, final salute at 10:35 am. Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating. Full military rites follow the funeral Mass. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Deterville Family.

The Deterville Family wishes to extend a special thank you to the ICU Doctors and Nurses at Aurora Hospital for care given to Jim.

Bernard Mark Frisque

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Mark Frisque, 89, of Casco, passed away on Wednesday May 2, 2018. Mark was born to the late Oliver and Jane (Bellin) Frisque on March 21, 1929. He married Ruth Bellin on February 6, 1951 at St. Hubert's Catholic Church, Rosiere. Mark was a farmer who loved farming, polka dancing, snowmobiling and was a Packer fan.


Mark is survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Mary (Joe) Jerabek, Kelly Frisque, and Jerry (Jackie) Frisque; grandchildren, Aaron (Doreen) Jerabek, John (Amolia) Jerabek, Jordan (friend Chelesy) Jerabek, Jenny (Jeremy) Rentmeester, Justin Frisque, Leah (Matt) Bloomer, and Ronni (Jesse) Ledvina; great-grandchildren, Sam Jerabek, Marina Jerabek, William Jerabek, Ella Rentmeester, Aaylah Bloomer, Rowen Bloomer and Atlas Ledvina; and brother-in-law, Norbert Dhuey.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Jane Frisque; sisters, Ada (John) Retzlaff, Priscilla (Roy) Bournoville, and Mary Jane (Harold) Kinnard; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Horace and Rose Bellin; sister-in-law, Delores Dhuey; and brother-in-law, Cletus Bellin.


Visitation will be held (TODAY) Friday May 4, 2018 at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Casco from 4:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Lincoln on Saturday May 5, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at

Ruthann Dachelet

By Forbes Funeral Home

Ruthann Dachelet, 56, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Wednesday afternoon, April 25, 2018.

     She was born June 1, 1961 in Algoma, the daughter of Marvin Joseph Dachelet and Shirley Mae (Maedke) Dachelet. Ruthann grew up attending St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Algoma where she was confirmed. At Algoma High School, she enjoyed playing basketball and singing in various vocal ensembles. Ruthann graduated with the class of 1979.

     She was primarily employed in customer service at various places over the years – Doerr Electric (later Emerson motors) in Sturgeon Bay, Horeshoe Bay Restaurant Egg Harbor where she was a kitchen steward, Subway and Econo Foods in Sturgeon Bay, and most recently at Stone's Throw Winery in Peninsula Center in the Town of Baileys Harbor, just to name a few.

     From the 1990s until the early 2000s, Ruthann coordinated the Sunday School classes at Tanum-Forest Ev. Lutheran Church in Vignes in the Town of Clay Banks. Those who knew her, can attest to what an outgoing and social person she was. Ruthann was definitely a free spirit. She had a passion for singing that spanned her entire life. Ruthann also enjoyed playing cards – cribbage and sheepshead. She loved her family and spending time with them, especially her grandchildren.

     Ruthann will be deeply missed by her son and daughter, Richard (Autumn) Cihlar of Sturgeon Bay [and their children, Sophia and Madden] and Krisann Cihlar of Algoma [and her children, Arya and Corvin]; six siblings, Margo Rouse, Marcy (Tom) Swoboda, Lee (Linda), Larry (Dawn), Randall (Roxie), and Shireen (special friend, Joe Schmidt) Dachelet, all of Algoma; 13 nieces and nephews; 22 great-nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; and special friends, Randall Cihlar (her former husband and children's father), and Shadow Phillips.

     A devotion will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Joel McKenney, of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Algoma, officiating. Relatives and friends may visit with Ruthann's family at Huehns Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until the devotion.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated by her family to assist with funeral expenses.

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC are assisting with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Ruthann may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

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