Obituaries Archives for 2018-06

Gertrude M. Waterstreet

By McMahon Funeral Home

Gertrude M. Waterstreet (Mrs. Norbert Waterstreet), 84, Luxemburg, died Monday, June 25, 2018.

Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church, N4110 County Road AB, Luxemburg, WI 54217, between 9:30 and 10:45 am on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Funeral 11:00 am with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma.

Jill Marie Lee

By Huehns Funeral Home

Jill Marie Lee, 66, of the Town of Clay Banks, passed away Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2018 at the Unity Hospice Jack and Engrid Meng Residence in the Town of Ledgeview with family at her side.

She was born February 1, 1952 in Milwaukee, the daughter of James Leonard Wallschlaeger and Barbara May (Dierksmeier) Wallschlaeger. Jill graduated from South Milwaukee High School in 1970 and went on to study psychology and sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where she earned her degrees in 1974.

On August 31, 1985, she was united in marriage to Paul Lloyd Lee in Delafield. They were blessed with nearly 33 years of marriage. Jill and Paul moved to Door County in 2001 and made their home in the Town of Clay Banks. She worked for Briggsville Gardens and then Bonnie Brooke Gardens later on, both in Sturgeon Bay.

Jill liked making ceramics – stepping stones and mosaics. She enjoyed reading and playing cards, usually beating her brother and sister in euchre. Jill had appreciation for the beauty of the world around her and captured it as she photographed family, various sceneries, and flowers and gardens. She offered her support to other cancer patients, knitting slippers and blankets for them.

"In your lifetime, you always hope to meet and befriend someone like Jill – honest, caring, kind and humorous with an infectious laugh. If you were a friend of Jill's, you were a friend for life. There wasn't anything she wouldn't do for you. Her love for her dog, Stanlee, cat, Allie, and all animals and creatures great and small was legendary. Her passion for flowers and gardening was endless. She looked forward to every spring to begin planting and starting anew. Simply put, Jill loved life and everything in it. She was courageous in the battle she fought. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She will never be forgotten by the people she touched and loved."

Jill's love will live on the hearts of all those she will be deeply missed by: her husband, Paul; two sons, Andy (Julia) [granddaughter, Sophie] Lee of Colorado Springs, CO and Christopher (Kim) Lee of Green Bay, WI; mother, Barbara of Phoenix, AZ; four brothers and one sister, Tom (Nancy) Wallschlaeger of Brussels, WI, Rob Wallschlaeger, Bill (Susan) Wallschlaeger, both of Phoenix, AZ, John Wallschlaeger of Pembine, WI, and Karen (Jack) Friess of Cedarburg, WI; 15 nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father; and brother, Jim Wallschlaeger.

Jill's life will be honored with a memorial service held at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Chaplain Mark Richards officiating.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Wisconsin Humane Society Door County Campus in remembrance of Jill.

Mary Marjorie "Polly" Durgin Warner

By Huehns Funeral Home

Mary Marjorie "Polly" Durgin Warner b. 5-11-23 in Racine, Wisconsin to Elmer and Pearl Trumbull Durgin. She passed away at the age of 95 in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. She married Dean Gilbert Warner in Racine on September 7, 1946.  Polly graduated from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, specializing in voice and violin, with a degree in Music Education. She became director of the first bell choir in Wisconsin at First Presbyterian Church of Racine, as well as choir director at Atonement Lutheran Church.

Polly was very active in civic organizations such as Junior League and the Racine Symphony Orchestra, and a volunteer with Boy and Girl Scouts, Red Cross, PTA, and AAUW in Milwaukee.

In 1967, Polly began teaching at the Racine Montessori School and taught there for twelve years until 1979.

After retirement, she and Dean spent many happy years at the family retreat in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, where she and Dean ran two businesses. She continued her life-long interest in learning at The Clearing Folk School of Ellison Bay where she became an accomplished oil painter.

Polly is survived by her sister Jean Harlan of Columbus, Ohio, and six nieces and a nephew, and two special cousins. Polly and Dean had four children; Christopher (Pamela) of Fredonia, Wisconsin, Sally Warner Bahrke (Michael) of Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, Wendy Warner Appel (Frederick) of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Barton (Elizabeth) of Morristown, New Jersey. Polly and Dean had nine grandchildren; Christopher (Laura) Warner, Lindsey (Kris) Clover, Ashley (Jason) Lubs, Ryan Bahrke (Molly Lyons), Erin Bahrke (Scott Utter), Jeffrey Appel (Sandra), Amanda (Katie) Mellen, Madeline Warner and Isabel Warner. They were also blessed with 15 great-grandchildren.

The family will meet to celebrate her life at a private memorial at Polly's beloved Windermere home.

Many of her family and special friends were able to celebrate Polly's 95th birthday with her just a few weeks before her passing.

Donations may be made to The Clearing Folk School of Ellison Bay. Polly's family would like to give special thanks to Martha Coventry and the staff at Hearthside and Unity Hospice for the love and care they gave to Polly, as well as Kathleen Fernandez, who cared for Polly in her home.

Dorothy Lorraine Off Schuster

By Huehns Funeral Home

Dorothy Lorraine Schuster, 96, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility.

She was born January 13, 1922 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of George and Catherine (Warger) Davidson. On June 1, 1942, she married William R. Off. They moved to Sturgeon Bay, WI after WWII where they began their family. After Bill's death in July of 1956, Dorothy devoted the next 36 years to her five children, working for Evergreen Nursery. In 1979, she married Joseph A. Schuster. They spent winters in Des Moines, IA, Yucatán or Acapulco in Mexico but always looked forward to summers in Door County. After Joe's death, Dorothy returned to live full-time in her beloved Sturgeon Bay home where she tended to her pets, gardens, and wild birds. She was happiest with soil under her fingernails and strived to be an example of Christianity through her faith, love, and charity to all living things.

Survivors include her children, David (Rita) Off of Fitchburg, WI, Helen Peters of Houston, TX, Diane (Mike) Ritchie of Soddy Daisy, TN, and Audrey (Dave Martin) Off of Sturgeon Bay, WI; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Melissa (Ted) Stapleton, Eric Off, Michelle (Craig) Allen-Daubenspeck, Jaimie (Robert) Thayer, Richard (Jami) Anderson, Katherine (Mike) Presley, Chris (Liza) Ritchie, and Anna (Travis) Blahnik; thirteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; sister; daughter, Clarice Anderson-Ripp; and son-in-law, Michael Peters.

A Mass will be celebrated at a future date in Dorothy's honor at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.

A private memorial celebration of her life will be held in September of 2018 at the Off farm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity.

Don A. Johnson

By Casperson Funeral Home

Don A. Johnson, 87, passed away on June 20, 2018 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. Don was laid to rest alongside his wife Marie on June 23, 2018 at the Little Sister Cemetery with the immediate family in attendance.

A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on July 7, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church located at 7973 WI-57, Bailey's Harbor, Wisconsin. Visitation with the family will be at 10:30 a.m. A lunch will follow.

While Don was born in Chicago, Illinois, his family had deep roots in Door County and as a child he often visited the area and the relatives that remained. He continued as an adult until 1991 when Don and his wife Marie moved to Sister Bay and built a home on Trillium Lane. The friendships made in his 27 years in Sister Bay were some of the deepest and dearest to him.

Don was married to the love of his life, Marie Maplesden on October 27, 1951.   They were married for over 49 years until her death in 2001. Together they raised four children with a deep and constant love – Martin, Nancy, Michael and Jack – all who were in Sister Bay to mark his passing. They were joined by four of Don's five grandchildren - Melissa, Lars, Brigitta, and Chris; one of his six great grandchildren, Anders; Marty's wife Anna and Lars' wife Ashley; and some close friends.

Don and Marie built a home on Pine Road in Homewood, Illinois where he started as a volunteer firefighter while working in sales at Republic Steel. He became a full-time firefighter and advanced to Assistant Chief and Fire Prevention Officer for Homewood Fire Department. He was integral to the development of Homewood's professional fire department and the updating and enforcement of the village's building codes. Known for his professionalism and knowledge, he put a great focus on the prevention of fires beginning with the education of school children and the creation of civic activities centered around the annual Fire Prevention Week.

For most of his life, Don enjoyed travel and often spent months in the preparation and execution of the yearly vacation. He never lost the curiosity that drove that interest. It was a passion he passed on to his children. He also loved wood carving, cheering on the Green Bay Packers and attending any event that involved family and friends. In memory of his wife, he was also actively involved in the Alzheimer Association annual walk and the related fundraising element.

People often talk about Don's ability to connect with people, his outgoingness, and his warm affability. Don could talk to anyone, anywhere, and he often did. He made you feel acknowledged, validated, and recognized. He would also tell jokes, often really bad jokes, that just endeared himself to others even more and added to his circle of friends.

Don had a deep and abiding faith and was committed to learning, sharing, and living the Word of God in his daily life. It was something he shared with those around him. He was always an active member of a church throughout his life, including Salem Lutheran Church in Homewood, Illinois and Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. He was most recently a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bailey's Harbor.

Don will be thought of often and will be missed.

Donna (Pechman) Tess

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Donna Tess, age 89, Brillion, formerly of Kewaunee, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, June, 23, 2018.  She was born on February 16, 1929, in Krok, to the late Herman and Lillian (Schoessow) Pechman.  She attended Krok grade school and graduated from Kewaunee High School.  After graduation she worked at Leyse Aluminum Co. office for five and a half years.

Donna married Burton John Tess on October 1, 1949, at St. Peter's Ev. Lutheran Church. The ceremony was performed by Rev. William Kuether. She was an organist at St. Peter's for forty-three years and also served at Kolberg.

She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law: Mona and Terry Cox, Brillion; one daughter-in-law: Janet (Holub) Tess, Kewaunee; four grandchildren: Megan, Alison, Graem Cox (Fiancé, Katrina Geurts) and Mariah Tess; a sister-in-law: Dorothy Tess, Kewaunee; nieces, one nephew and a cousin: Nancy (Dennis) Haskell, Green Bay. She was preceded in death by her husband; one son: Mark Tess, one brother-in-law: Harlan Tess and one niece: Nancy Weiss.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, N2441 St. Peter's Road, Kewaunee, on Tuesday, June 26 until the time of services.  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Daniel Schmidt officiating.  Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery.

Ruth E. (Deitmer) Wagner

By Huehns Funeral Home


Ruth E. (Deitmer) Wagner, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away June 20, 2018 at Anna's Healthcare CBRF in Sturgeon Bay with her husband by her side. She was born September 19, 1924 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Carl and Bernice (Schoelzel) Deitmer.

    On May 5, 1945, Ruth married Eugene "Gene" Wagner in Chicago, IL. She studied dressmaking at Lucy Flower High School and enjoyed sewing and crafting while a housewife caring for their two children. Ruth was raised and lived in Des Plaines, IL until she and Gene moved to Door County, WI in 2012 to be near their children, Nancy Andriacchi and Bob (Tina) Wagner.

    She is survived by her husband of 73 years, Gene; and children. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert Deitmer.

    No public services will be held.

    Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay, WI are assisting the Wagner family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Ruth may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Linda Sue Danek

By Forbes Funeral Home

Linda Sue Danek, 69, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on June 19, 2018 at her home.  She was born March 10, 1949 in Sturgeon Bay, WI to William and Joan (Quam) Worley.

Linda earned a B.A. degree from UW-Oshkosh.  She married Robert Danek on January 13, 1979.  They owned and operated Bob and Linda's Little Sturgeon Inn Resort for many years.  She was most recently employed by Walmart in Sturgeon Bay. Robert Preceded her in death on January 16, 2004.

Linda enjoyed reading, gardening and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include her 3 sons, Chad Danek, Oconto, WI; Brett Danek, Little Sturgeon; Adam (Chelsea) Danek, Sturgeon Bay; 3 grandchildren, Dylan Tenor, Hunter Neuville, Vivian Danek; 1 sister Cheryl (Bob) Meingast, 2 brothers Keith Worley and Scott Worley; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother Willie.

Memorial Services will be 4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018, at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church.  Visitation will be from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the church on Thursday. Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.

Wayne J. Melnarik

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Wayne J. Melnarik, age 66 of Kewaunee entered into eternal life peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at home.  He was born in Denmark to the late Donald and Marion (Kipp) Melnarik.

Wayne worked most of his life with his brother's family owned Melnarik Concrete business.  He was one of the best finishers around.  He took pride in his work, he strived for perfection in whatever he did.  His lawn and garden were always perfect.  He was a devoted father to his children: Dawn, Jane and Danny.  He enjoyed Brewer games, camping trips and fishing at Sheas Lake with his children.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He was blessed with having wonderful neighbors with whom he spent hours visiting. Papa Wayne will surely be missed.

Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law: Dawn and fiancé, Jamie Rivers; Jane and Mike Pribek; one son: Danny Melnarik all of Kewaunee; six grandchildren: Emmit; Sawyer and Kellin Pribek; Will; Kati and  Nathan Melnarik and their mother: Missy Melnarik; two brothers: David (Tina) Melnarik, Oconto; Dennis Melnarik, Green Bay; two sisters: Faye (Larry) Willems, DePere and Diane Melnarik, Green Bay and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two granddaughters: Alexis Melnarik; Megan Pribek; one sister-in-law: Donna Melnarik.

Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Sunday June 23 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee.  A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. by Christal Wavrunek.  Visitation continues on Monday after 10:00 a.m. at St. Lawrence Church, Stangelville until the time of services.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Fr. Dennis Drury with Fr. Willard VanDeloo

The family would like to give a special thank you to Unity Hospice and Diane Schiavo for the care and concern that they gave Wayne and his family. A special thank you to Missy Melnarik for opening her home and caring for Papa Wayne.

 Elmer (Buddy) W. Coon

By Huehns Funeral Home

 Elmer (Buddy) W. Coon, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away June 17, 2018 at Emerald Shores Assisted Living in Kewaunee, Wisconsin.  Born on November 12, 1931 in Red Hook, New York, he is the son of the late William and Evelyn (Rhynders) Coon.  Right out of high school he served our country for four years with the U.S. Marine Corp. in the Korean War.

    On November 15th, 1958 he married Dorothy L. Rogers at the Reformed Church in Rhinebeck, New York.  Elmer and Dorothy raised four children in Rhinebeck, David Coon of Rhinebeck, New York, Jill (Harold) Rogers of Englewood, Colorado, Tim Coon of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and Stacy (Todd) Weber of Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.

    He is survived by his wife, children and three grandchildren, Megan, Joseph, and Sean, brother Howard and sisters Helen and Sandy.  Elmer was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Marian, Alice, and Shirley.

    Elmer was employed at Western Publishing in Poughkeepsie, New York and then transferred to Racine, Wisconsin in 1983.  After his retirement, he moved to Door County and worked part-time at Main Street Market in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

    Elmer loved baseball especially rooting for the New York Yankees.  He shared his love of baseball by coaching little league in Rhinebeck.  He also enjoyed golf, bowling and Green Bay Packers football.

    Elmer was a member of the YMCA and also served as an usher for many years at the Community Church in Fish Creek, Wisconsin.  He was a man of few words, but we knew that we were important to him.

    Funeral service with military honors will be held on Friday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home with the Rev. Cory Dahl officiating.  Friends may gather at Huehns Funeral home Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services.  Entombment will follow at Nicolet Memorial Gardens in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

    Memorials can be given to either the Community Church in Fish Creek or at the First Baptist Church in Sturgeon Bay.

    Family members would like to thank the staff at Emerald Shores for all of their wonderful care and also to Heartland Hospice.

Sandra "Sandie" M. Scott

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

On June 17, 2018 Sandie peacefully passed away with her loving family at her side. She was born on August 18, 1944 to the late Charles and Edna (Tlachac) Swoboda. Sandie graduated from Algoma High School in 1962 and in 1997 with a BA in Liberal Arts from the UWGB Extended Degree Program where she served on their Alumni Board for several years. She also served as the Past President and was a board member of the Wisconsin Life and Health Underwriters Association while working for several health insurance companies. Later she enjoyed the Customer Service Representative role for several companies including recently with MultiPlan in De Pere. She enjoyed a good novel, finding treasures at rummage and thrift sales, baking and cooking for family and friends, singing in the church choir and mostly spending time with her daughter and granddaughters, especially their road trips to Door County.

She is survived by her beloved daughter Sabrina Scott, two beautiful granddaughters, Alexxis (special friend Matt Smet) and Adhara; siblings, Darrell (Barbara) Swoboda, Wayne (Lois) Swoboda, Karen (James) Wochos, nieces, nephews, extended family and relatives. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant sister Janice, infant grandniece Logan, and family relatives.

Visitation with the family will be held at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 220 S. Michigan St., De Pere, WI 54115 on Thursday, June 28, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Binu Varghese officiating.  Interment will follow in the Holy Name of Mary Church Cemetery in Maplewood, WI.

Beatrice (Bea) Pavlat

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Beatrice Alice Pavlat, Casco, beloved wife and mother, passed away on June 17, 2018. She was born on October 26, 1928 in Kewaunee, WI to the late Norman and Alice (Boucher) DePas. She grew up in Luxemburg and graduated from Luxemburg High School in 1946. Bea was a Girl Scout and played basketball in high school. She worked at Hoppe's store in Luxemburg during high school and after graduation.

Bea married Don Pavlat on May 11, 1948. They were blessed with seven children. She was a member of the National Society of Women Foresters, Holy Trinity Rosary Society, and the Casco American Legion Auxiliary. Bea organized the L-C Blood Drive for several years and was the Holy Trinity school librarian where she was affectionately known as "Granny Bea". She also filled in as cook at Holy Trinity. Bea was an officer on the various boards for Holy Trinity School and Parish. Bea worked for 20 years at the L-C Food Pantry and served as its director for a number of years. She helped organize the Casco Lioness Club, was a charter member, and served as an officer in all of the various capacities. She also served as a Lioness officer at the District and State Levels.

Bea is survived by her children and their spouses, Sherrie (Carl) Hedstrom, Terrie (Greg) Gabriel, Jackie (Mike) Peot, Vicki (Rick) Petersen, Perry (Fran) Pavlat, Polly (Jim) Gomand, and Barry (Marge) Pavlat. She is also survived by 22 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 8 step great-grandchildren and 1 foster great-grandchild. She is also survived by her sister, Darlene Adamson; and brother, David (Tammy) DePas.

Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Don; her parents, Norman and Alice DePas; brother Myron DePas; sister Joyce Basten; brothers-in-law, Lyle Basten and Warren Adamson; sister-in-law, Karen DePas; niece, Kim Zwack; 2 great-grandsons, Isaac and Caleb Strey. Also preceding her in death were her in-laws, Emil and Anna Pavlat; brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Veronica Pavlat; and nephew, John Pavlat.

Visitation will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Friday, June 22, 2018 at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Casco from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Milton Suess officiating.  Burial will follow in the Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Joe Carpenter

By Casperson Funeral Home

Joseph J. Carpenter, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, sweetheart and friend died at age 86 on June 16, 2018 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, Wisconsin.


He was born in Milwaukee, WI on July 7, 1931 to Joseph M. Carpenter and Catherine (Ryan) Carpenter and grew up on the east side of Milwaukee with his three sisters, Mary Ellen Sampson, Kathleen Conery, Ann Bischel. He attended St. Robert School in Shorewood, WI, and graduated from Marquette High School in 1949.


Joe spent much of his childhood twisting pretzels and flipping donuts with his father at the M. Carpenter Baking Company of Milwaukee, WI, founded in 1889 by Michael Carpenter, his great-grandfather.


Joe served in the US Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean conflict and was stationed in France, where he developed a keen interest in traveling and life-long learning. Returning to college after leaving the Army, Joe graduated from Marquette University in 1956 and Marquette University Law School in 1960.


Living in Milwaukee, Joe met and fell in love with artist Carole Bertz, and they married in 1961. Joe and Carole spent 39 years together, raising their large family and enjoying life in Whitefish Bay and Rowleys Bay, Door County. Carole passed away in 2000.


Joe worked for many years as in insurance adjuster while raising his family. He was an avid waterfowl watcher and annual bird counter, hunter, fisherman, expert wood carver and amateur archeologist.


Joe is survived by his five children: Mary Carpenter Rechner (Kevin) and granddaughters Natalie and Amelia Rechner; Ann Carpenter Tockstein (Jim) with grandchildren Julia (fiancé Jacques Dahlet), Bessie, Valerie and James Tockstein; Elizabeth Carpenter Mahoney (Mike); Julie Carpenter (Najib Johnson) with grandchildren Max and Annie Johnson; and Joe Carpenter (Elizabeth Gerlat).


He was dear friend and companion of Phyl Mielke of Sister Bay, WI. Joe and Phyl spent many years together, travelling, exploring, and were particularly fond of taking Winter Clearing classes, wine tasting, and enjoying all that Door County offered.


Throughout his life, Joe was an active member of the Nature Conservancy's effort to preserve and protect the Mink River Estuary; the Door County Land Trust, and the Town of Liberty Grove smart growth planning. Once retired, Joe discovered archaeology and spent many Septembers exploring the American Southwest with the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center in Cortez Colorado.


Joe's family is so very grateful for the staff at Birchwood Special Care at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, who surrounded him with love every day he was there.

Steven "Steve" G Barrett

By McMahon Funeral Home

Steven G. Barrett, 49, of Luxemburg passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 17, 2018 due to a tragic accident.

Steve was born March 11, 1969 to David and Marilyn (Marcelle) Barrett. He was raised on the family farm in Luxemburg.   Steve enjoyed being active and always found ways to keep himself busy; usually tinkering with a tractor or forklift and bowling those 300 games.  He loved spending time with his sons, whether it was hunting, stock car races, baseball, football or competing in tractor pulls.

He was employed at Conger Toyota-Lift as a forklift mechanic and was very proud to have been there for more than 20 years. He strived for the highest level of achievement, earning several honors and accolades in his trade.

Steve always had a deep faith and taught Religion and Confirmation classes at St. James Church in Cooperstown. Steve was a generous soul, always there to lend a hand. He was quick to help anyone, mentor a teen who needed an ear, or assist a family in need. He had a true passion for helping others.

Family was everything to Steve. He was to be married in September to Jennifer Connelly.  Jenny and Steve met on a blind date a year and a half ago and their love quickly blossomed. They were looking forward to joining their family of his two boys and her three girls, which he loved like his own.

He is survived by his parents, sons, Adam and Josh, fiancé Jenny Connelly and her children Kianna, Cambria and Kaydia Wilson, brothers Randy (Becky) Barrett, Rick (Laurie) Barrett, Craig (Kari) Barrett, and sister Lori (Steve) LeMay. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends.

A viewing will be held Wednesday June 20, 2018 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church (Cooperstown), 18228 County Road R, Denmark, Wi. 54208, with a prayer service to follow at 7:00 p.m. led by Dan Gray.  Visitation will begin again Thursday June 21, 2018 from 9:00 until 10:45 a.m. with a funeral mass to follow at 11:00 at St. Mary Catholic Church 1412 Main Street, Luxemburg. Reverend Milton Suess is officiating the mass.

Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

Ralph Herlache

By Forbes Funeral Home


Ralph Frederick Herlache, 77, of Sturgeon Bay passed away suddenly on June 15, 2018 at Door County Medical Center.  He was born March 27, 1941 in Sturgeon Bay to Clifford and Clara (Barney) Herlache.  On August 20, 1989 he married Judith Kay (Eich) Johnson in Sturgeon Bay.

After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1959, Ralph earned his bachelor's degree and went to Law School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He began his law career with Johnson and Johnson in Sturgeon Bay and later established his own firm, R.F. Herlache Law Pratice.  After many years of private practice, Ralph became the executive director of the Raibrook Foundation.  He retired from that position in 2010.

One of Ralph's greatest passions in life was his involvement with Rotary International.  He served as president of the Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary Club from 1974-75.  He then served as club secretary from 1976-1990.   Ralph was District Governor from 1981-80 and district secretary from 1981-1988.  In 1991, Ralph was instrumental in the founding of the Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club where he served in numerous capacities for many years.

Throughout his life, Ralph was a very active member of the community.  He served as commodore and rear commodore of the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club and was a board member and director of numerous organizations including: Door County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, the Chamber of Commerce, Yacht Club Regatta, the Door County Economic Development Association, the Raibrook Foundation, and the Historical Society.  Ralph was also an archivist for Door County and provided free legal service to the Door County Museum and other tax-exempt groups.

He did manage to find time for recreation and enjoyed years of softball, basketball, tennis, golf and bowling.  His favorite pass times were watching baseball games and cutting wood.  He especially enjoyed coffee with his group of friends at the Corner Café.   Ralph will always be remembered for his sense of humor and as the guy who always wore short sleeves in winter because "it never felt cold to him".

Survivors include his wife Judy; Ralph's daughters, Sarah (Mike) Herlache-Koberdanz, Phoneix, AZ; Peggy Herlache, St. Petersburg, FL;  Ralph's granddaughter, Katie; four step-children, Carl "Rusty" Johnson, Sturgeon Bay; Craig Johnson, Sturgeon Bay; Julie (Paul) Halgren, Plymouth, MN; Curt (Chandall) Johnson, Sturgeon Bay; step-grandchildren, Jeep, Alex, Kristen, Emily, Grant, Colt, and Deanna; two step-great grandchildren, Hayden and Silas; two brothers, Tom (Jill) Herlache and John (Nell) Herlache, all of Sturgeon Bay; brother-in-law, Ranny (Kris) Nelson, Jacksonport; sister-in-law, Jan Carroll, Maple Grove, MN.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Clara "Bunny" Williams, Mary Herlache, Ruth Nelson and step-grandson Cody Johnson.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, June 25, 2018 at Forbes Funeral Home, the Rev. Ken Boettcher officiating.  Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Jacksonport.  Friends may call from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 24, at the Forbes Funeral Home and then after 10:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home until the time of service.  Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Foundation or the Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club.

Thank you to Whispering Pines and Door County Medical Center for the wonderful care and support, and to Roger Crass and Gene Remy for all they did for Ralph.

Sandra May Betts

By Forbes Funeral Home

Sandra May Betts, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on June 13, 2018 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.  She was born May 13, 1942 in Sheboygan to Lawrence and Ruth (Clarenbach) Schuessler.  On May 15, 1971, she married Alan Betts.  He preceded her in death on Nov. 21, 2015.

Sandy was small in stature, but extremely strong in will and loved to experience new things.  In her youth, she owned a horse name Sammy and took his saddle with her on the bus. She rented a Thunderbird for a day of adventure and even made a parachute jump.  She owned two German Shepard's named Grindel and Ginger. She had bleached hair, black hair, orange hair and once even green hair.

Sandy was married 44 years to her sweetheart Alan. They enjoyed many hobbies: RV camping, snowmobiling, motorcycling, boating, and simply being together.  They especially loved Colorado and retired to Door County after 30 years of being small business owners.

Survivors include her daughter Dawn (Darren) Marsh, Stoughton, WI; 2 grandchildren Bryce and Casey; sister Laura (Glen) Mateljan, brother Billy Schuessler, one nephew James Snifka.

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

A memorial service will be held at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church on June 23, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.  Visitation will be at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

Elmer J. Renier

By McMahon Funeral Home

Elmer J. Renier, 91, Dyckesville, died Tuesday evening, June 12, 2018, surrounded by his family at home.  He was born in Champion on September 06, 1926 to the late John J. and Minnie (Delvaux) Renier.   He served in the United States Navy during WWII.   On August 06, 1949 he married Marie F. Vandervest at St. Joseph Church in Champion.  She preceded him in death July 26, 2005. Elmer loved the water, fishing, being outdoors, gardening and cutting the lawn. He was a wonderful man, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9677, Bellevue and St. Louis Church in Dyckesville.

Survivors include six children, Julie Deprey; Cathy (Larry) Dart; Patti (Robert) Jacques, all of Dyckesville; John (Julie) Renier, New Franken; Bill (Becky) Renier, Dyckesville; Dan Renier, Green Bay; 20 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; his special friend, Mary Dupont, New Franken; one brother in law and one sister in law, Jim Vandervest, Champion; Jenny Vandervest, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

Elmer was preceded in death by, one daughter in law, Christine Renier; one son in law, David Deprey; one brother, Richard (Mayme) Renier; two sisters, Florence (Elmer) Vandervest; Verna (Russell) Vincent; two brothers in law and  two sisters in law, Irwin Vandervest; Merle (Evelyn) Vandervest; Arlene Vandervest.

Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, June 15, 2018. American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 memorial service 6:00 pm.  Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm on Friday with Pat Ratajczak, Pastor Leader.  Visitation will continue 9:00 to 10:30 am on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville.  Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Dean Dombroski officiating.  Full military rites following the funeral Mass.  Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

Jacqueline C. (Mitra) Bertrand

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Jacqueline (Jackie) Bertrand, age 83 of Kewaunee, died on Monday, June 11, 2018 at Aurora Baycare Medical Center.  She was born on February 27, 1935 in Chicago to the late Casmir and Lillian (Valentine) Mitra.

She married Charles H. Bertrand on May 12, 1957 and he preceded her in death on September 20, 1990.

She and Bert moved to Kewaunee in 1980 where they operated Bert's Sign Shop.  In 1988 they moved to St. Croix, Virgin Islands and owned Sign Crafts in St. Croix.  They moved back to Kewaunee in1990.

Jackie enjoyed traveling, having garage sales and was an expert crocheter and quilter.

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law: Perry & Karen Castrovillari, Chicago; Dana Bertrand, Kewaunee; Eric and Sue Bertrand, Kewaunee; two daughters-in-law: Michelle (Keith) Mehn, Kewaunee; Barbara Bertrand, Shawano; twelve grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a brother: Jerome (Monica) Mitra, Eau Claire; Jill Mitra, Wrightstown; six nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by two sons: Casey J. and Kurt C. Bertrand.

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 15 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until the time of Services.  A funeral service will be held at 6:30 p.m.  Burial will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Jerome A. Micolichek

By Huehns Funeral Home

Jerome A. Micolichek, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on June 11, 2018 at Door County Medical Center.  He was born on Dec. 24, 1930 to George and Margaret (Sipiorski) Micolichek in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Jerome served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955- 1957.  On Aug. 20, 1958, he married Katherine Marie Williams at Holy Trinity Church in Pine Grove. For over 30 years, Jerry worked in shipping and receiving for Super Value Stores in Green Bay.  He also worked as a valet for St. Vincent Hospital for 18 years.

Jerome knew the fruits of hard labor as a young man running the family farm as the eldest. The focus of his entire life was to preserve family and raise his own family in a loving, compassionate and strong manner. He actively practiced his faith as a Catholic and enjoyed summer picnics, booyah and, of course, he never passed up homemade desserts.

He enjoyed spending summer vacations camping all over Wisconsin but mainly in the northern woods. His passion for working with his hands led to many handmade projects. He enjoyed snowmobiling, being outdoors, building tree forts, restoring a Cherry Red 1966 Mustang and reusing parts to fix things around the house and yard.

His supportive and protective love of family will live on in our hearts.

A gracious thank you is extended to the staff of DCMC and Unity Hospice for their care beyond expectations and attention to all our needs as we navigated a pathway to God and peace for him.

Survivors include his wife, 5 children, Margaret (Barbara) Micolichek, Belfast, ME; Cynthia (Tony) Micolichek, Minneapolis, MN;  Patrick (Connie) Micolichek, Fort Collins, CO; Michelle Gibson, Sturgeon Bay, WI; Jennifer Micolichek, Anchorage, AK: 2 grandchildren, McKenna and Jared Gibson; 4 sisters, Elsie Gruzinski,  Green Bay, WI; Elaine (Bernie) Verheyen, Green Bay, WI; Sally (Jim) Guns, Green Bay, WI; Carol Hauseur, Green Bay, WI; a brother Arnold (Carol) Micolichek, Green Bay, WI; sister-in-law Lorraine Cotter; niece Debbie (Stephen) Hauseur; numerous other nieces, nephews, and god-children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 children, Michael and Jeanne Micolichek, brother-in-law Ray Gruzinski, 2 brothers, Richard and Clement Micolichek.

A memorial service will be conducted at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.   Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Door County located in Sturgeon Bay.

Marion J. Mleziva

By McMahon Funeral Home

Marion J. Mleziva, 82 of Pilsen, died Tuesday evening, June 05, 2018 at her home. She was born in Kewaunee on September 03, 1935 to the late Aldrich and Caroline (Kust) Kubetz. Marion attended Kewaunee High School and after graduation became a secretary for Kewaunee Engineering. On April 14, 1956 she married Robert E. Mleziva at St. John Church in Krok. He preceded her in death on December 07, 2017. Together they ran a dairy farm until their retirement. They were members of St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph – St. John Site in Pilsen. In addition to working on the farm, Marion volunteered her time at church and enjoyed making kolaches at Heritage Farm. She was a 50-year member of both Catholic Financial Life and Bohemian Czech's of Wisconsin. Marion was a member of the Czech's of Norman, an officer of the Zoning Committee and the NFO treasurer. With her husband they attended many polka dances. They took a vacation once a year. Family and friends were very special to her.

Survivors include her five children, Debra (Jeff) Noyes, Kohler; Dennis (Reyne) Mleziva, Green Bay; Lois (Jay) VanZeeland, Suamico; Carol (Daniel) Kane, Denmark; Susan (Richard) Vertz, Sun Prairie; grandchildren, Jesse (Michelle) Noyes; Shannon (Jeff) Engel; Tania (Josiah) Pledl; Jason Noyes and special friend Stephanie; Terry (Starr) Mleziva; Jay Engebos; Becky Brown; Sydnie and Riley VanZeeland; Amanda Kane and fiancé Andrew; Sarah Kane; Kendra and Erin Vertz; three great grandchildren, Henley and Hudson Engel; Andrew Noyes; two sisters, Helen (Tom) Fischer; Joan Stodola and special friend John Stahl; two sisters in law, Delores Mleziva; Fran (George) Stahl; a special aunt, Marcie; nieces and nephews.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Robert; two brothers, Robert Kubetz, Anton (Margaret) Kubetz; two brothers in law, David Mleziva and Michael Stodola.

Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 2:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Closing parish prayer service at 5:00 pm with Christal Wavrunek, Pastoral Minister. Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am on Monday, June 11, 2018, at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph – St. John Site, Pilsen. Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating. Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

The family wishes to thank Father Dennis Drury, Christal Wavrunek, all the people who came to visit and Southern Care Hospice.

Clarence Geitner

By Huehns Funeral Home

Clarence Geitner, 87, a life-long native of Carlsville, "bought the farm" he always loved and dreamed about on June 4, 2018.

A member of the oldie but goodie club, he lived a simple life, believed in God, believed duct tape could fix anything, and believed that a simple metal lean-to was the answer to any storage issue.

Clarence was born April 26, 1931, the son of Frank and Mary (Pichette) Geitner. As a young boy, he attended the Carlsville Schoolhouse and later graduated from Sevastopol High School before being drafted into the Korean War for 21 months where he climbed to the rank of Sergeant First Class.

Not one for traveling, Clarence came back to Door County and took over the family farm. He bought a brand-new combine with the money he saved up from overseas and lived by the motto: "Someday my ship will come in and with my luck I'll probably be at the airport!"

Back in the day, Clarence enjoyed baseball and softball, shooting pool, playing sheepshead, and visiting with his life-long friends. In June of 1962, he married Helen Jameson. Together they had four children, William (Drew), David (Penny), Baby Joe, and Roberta (Jeff). And then came the addition of grandchildren with Dave Jr. (Sam), Kendra, Kiana, Kayla, Joe, and Emma. He doted over his grandkids, often babysitting for, playing with, and encouraging each of them.

Life wasn't always a "walk in the park" as he lived through two house fires, multiple barn fires, one of which ultimately destroyed the family business in 1984. Stress and disappointment led to a stroke at the age of 53, and this was when he became the crooked little man we all knew and loved.

Not one to lie down in the face of adversity, Clarence proved his doctors wrong when they said he would likely never get out of his wheelchair after his stroke. And he has remained a fighter all the years of his life.

The kids all tried to keep dad in his crooked little house for as long as we could by shopping, cleaning, maintaining, and caring for him. However, it was a diagnosis of dementia, as well of a series of falls, that created the need for him to be placed in a 24-hour care facility. The caring staff at Scandia Village Retirement Center, and specifically Birchwood, were a blessing to us at a time that we didn't know what to expect and they gained our trust by doing what was best for him. Here Clarence got to interact with others, eat balanced meals, make crafts, listen to music, go to church services, and be safe. We were able to visit him and take him his favorite food: a cheeseburger, French fries, and a Diet Pepsi. And on holidays we would "kidnap" him from "the home" and bring him back to the farm for a family gathering as he enjoyed watching the animals and looking at old photos of the farm from days long past.

He is now happily reunited with many of his lost loved ones including his wife; mother and father; infant son; older brother, and two sisters; as well as many friends he made along the way. Clarence was in no way a wealthy man monetarily, but he was rich in knowing what life was all about. He knew life was meant to be lived, to the best of our ability, with the people we love. He knew life isn't always easy but it's worth every minute.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Fr. Ron Colombo as celebrant. Clarence will be laid to rest in the church cemetery with full military honors by the United States Army and V.F.W. Post #3088.

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday evening, June 7, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a parish wake service to be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Friday morning, from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

Memorials may be given in Clarence's name for the American Cancer Society.

Debbie A. Cravillion

By Paul Schmitt    

Debbie A.  (Clark) Cravillion, 53, of Algoma, passed away unexpectedly on June 2, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital due to health complications.  She was born on November 5, 1964 to Verna (Paape) Clark and the late Ronald Clark. Debbie enjoyed playing cards, watching movies, taking walks and spending time with her family.


Debbie is survived by her daughter Amy (Derak) Buresh; her mother Verna Clark; her sister Diane Clark; six brothers Ronald (Ginger) Clark, Lynn (Julie) Clark, Randy (Debbie) Clark, Terry Clark, Kevin (Cheryl) Clark, and Keith Clark; as well as many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father Ronald Clark; her grandparents; aunts and uncles.


Visitation will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, 1617 Flora Ave. Algoma, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday June 6, 2018.  Visitation will continue Thursday June 7, 2018 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Algoma from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 with Fr. Jim Massart officiating.  Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at

Debbie A. Cravillion

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Debbie A.  (Clark) Cravillion, 53, of Algoma, passed away unexpectedly on June 2, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital due to health complications.  She was born on November 5, 1964 to Verna (Paape) Clark and the late Ronald Clark.  Debbie enjoyed playing cards, watching movies, taking walks and spending time with her family.


Debbie is survived by her daughter Amy (Derak) Buresh; her mother Verna Clark; her sister Diane Clark; six brothers Ronald (Ginger) Clark, Lynn (Julie) Clark, Randy (Debbie) Clark, Terry Clark, Kevin (Cheryl) Clark, and Keith Clark; as well as many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father Ronald Clark; her grandparents; aunts and uncles.


Visitation will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, 1617 Flora Ave. Algoma, from 4 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday June 6, 2018.  Visitation will continue Thursday June 7, 2018 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Algoma from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 with Fr. Jim Massart officiating.  Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

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.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Flavion Family.

A thank you is extended to the staff of Helping Hearts CBRF in Luxemburg, Unity Hospice, Deacon Bob Miller and Rev. Milton Suess for taking such great care of our Dad and Brother!


Margaret Lois Honold

By Huehns Funeral Home

Margaret Lois Honold, 68, of the Town of Jacksonport, passed away Saturday morning, May 26, 2018 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

She was born November 25, 1949 in Manitowoc, the daughter of George Edward Bertler and Catherine Ann (Wegner) Bertler. Margaret's family moved to Green Bay while she was in grade school. She attended Green Bay East High School and graduated with the class of 1968. Margaret went on to study at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc where she earned her bachelor's degree in 1973, majoring in Home Economics and minoring in Art.

She met Orville William Honold through mutual friends at the Slovan County Inn in Casco. They were united in marriage on September 28, 1990 in Green Bay and moved to Door County that same year. Margaret and Orville were blessed to share over 27 years of marriage.

She worked as an elementary school teacher's aid in Green Bay, upon her graduation from college. Margaret eventually worked in a pickle factory in Shawano and later at a bean factory in Green Bay. She served with the Green Bay Police Department for two years, patrolling the city's west side at night. While living in Door County, Margaret worked in housekeeping for the Alpine Resort in Egg Harbor and for the Ephraim Shores Resort.

She grew up attending Catholic churches in Manitowoc County and Brown County with her family. While living in Door County, Margaret attended church with Orville at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport. She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Club in Green Bay, the Door County Association for Home and Community Education, and the Door County Art League.

Margaret had a part for art. She enjoyed knitting, but she loved to paint with oils, acrylics, and watercolors. Margaret's favorite painting was "Christmas on the Farm." She also had an appreciation for clothing design, which was evident in her wardrobe. Margaret liked going to the casinos.

She will be deeply missed by her husband, Orville; three step-children, Phillip III (Marci) Faustini of the Town of Egg Harbor, Michelle Honold of Menomonie, and Brian Faustini of Green Bay; step-grandchildren; mother, Catherine Bertler of Sturgeon Bay; sister, Mary (Steven) Walrath of Shawano and Arkansas state; mother-in-law, Amanda Honold of Sturgeon Bay; four siblings-in-law, Kenneth Honold, Mitchell "Mitch" (Dawn) Honold, both of Baileys Harbor, Steve (Mary) Honold of Brussels, and Dorothy Trinkner of Sturgeon Bay; two aunts-in-law, Joyce Wegner of Mishicot and Eunice Rex of Baileys Harbor; special cousins, Doug Wegner of Two Rivers and Carlsville and John Cannon of Manitowoc, and lots of other cousins; nieces and nephews; and friends.

Margaret was preceded in death by her father; and father-in-law, William Honold; and other relatives.

Her life will be honored with a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Peter Lindemann, of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery in Jacksonport.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

"Special thanks go out to the staffs of Door County Medical Center and Unity Hospice for your care given to Margaret. Thank you to Kris Dart of Cardinal Ridge CBRF your compassionate assistance and also to Pastor Peter Lindemann for your ministry to our family."

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

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