Obituaries Archives for 2018-07

Mary L. Kline

By McMahon Funeral Home

Mary L. Kline, 89, Luxemburg, died Saturday evening, July 28, 2018. She was born in Monroe, Wis. on July 16, 1929 to the late, Henry F. and Julia F. (Wyss) Schadewald. She graduated from Stevens Point High School in 1947. Mary graduated from Central State Teachers College in 1951. Her teaching career focused on Biology and Physical Education beginning with two years in Luxemburg and four years in Clintonville.   On August 24, 1957 she married Ralph W. Kline in Stevens Point. He preceded her in death on March 03, 2011. She raised her children in the area and enjoyed being a 4-H Leader specializing in sewing. Her enjoyments included gardening, bird watching, reading, weekends at the cottage and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her four children, Julie (Clay) Wittman, Grand Rapids, MI; Bill (Meg) Kline, Casco; Robert Kline, Peter (Cheri) Kline, all of Luxemburg; eleven grandchildren, Chris (Richelle) Wittman; Jenny (Matt) Ryman, Laura Kline, Sara (Caleb) Jensema, Erin (fiancé, Shawn) Kline, Carrie Kline; Kaitlin (friend, Alex) Kline, Riley Kline; Marissa (friend, Austin) Kline, Courtney Kline, Adam Kline; two great grandchildren, Theo Jensema; Alanna Ryman; one sister in law, Lois Schadewald, Amherst Jct; nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by one grandson, Matthew Wittman; two brothers, Paul Schadewald; Fred Schadewald; one brother in law and one sister in law, Mike and Lovie Kline; her father in law and mother in law, Albert and Rose (Horen) Kline.

Friends may call at St. John Lutheran Church, 700 Heritage Road, Luxemburg, Wi. 54217, 4:00 to 6:30 pm on Wednesday, August 01, 2018. Closing presentation of the poppies at 6:30 pm with the Ralph Kline American Legion Auxiliary Unit 262, Luxemburg. Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am at St. John Lutheran Church, Luxemburg, on Thursday, August 02, 2018. Funeral 11:00 am on Thursday at the church with Rev. Christopher Jackson officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd, Mausoleum, Green Bay.

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

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

The Family wishes to thank the staff of Fred and Mamie's Home; Helping Hearts and Unity Hospice for care given to Mary.

Mona and Bob Pavic

By Forbes Funeral Home

Mona and Bob Pavic passed away in July 2016 and July 2018, respectively after living long, interesting lives. Bob was born in 1932 and Mona was born in 1936, both in Chicago. They met on a blind date while Mona was in nursing school and after Bob had returned home from serving in the Korean War. They married in 1958 and settled in Oak Lawn, Illinois, where they raised five children, Mona pursued a career in nursing and Bob in sales.

After many years of travelling up north and buying land including an apple orchard in Brussels, Wisconsin, Bob and Mona purchased a farm in Sturgeon Bay in 1979 to pursue their dream of country living and as Mona often said, "to have a bigger garden." While successfully dairy farming they had fun raising chickens, pigs and geese. They also participated in the Conservation Reserve Program where they planted over 15,000 trees, converting a portion of their land back to its original forested state.

They are survived by their five children, 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, extended family, and wonderful friends and neighbors. May their light shine on us all.

Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Beverly Jean LuMaye

By Forbes Funeral Home

Beverly Jean LuMaye, 79, of Maplewood, passed away on July 29, 2018, in Sturgeon Bay at Anna's Health Care.  She was born April 21, 1939, to Hugh and Marion (Bancroft) Birdsall. On September 5, 1959, she married Isadore J. "Izzy" LuMaye in Maplewood; he preceded her in death on March 28, 2002.

Beverly loved doing things for her family and others.  She loved baking, especially for the holidays and the Door County Fair. Beverly also loved tending to her huge garden.

Survivors include her children, John LuMaye, Sturgeon Bay; Beth (Dan) Haw, Union City, TN; Barb (Howard) Schacht, Sioux Falls, SD; Mike (special friend, Barb Thibeault) LuMaye, Sturgeon Bay; Rick LuMaye, Sturgeon Bay; Kris (Dennis) Weidner, Sturgeon Bay; nine grandchildren, Nathan, Juslain, Nick (Jen); Heather (Elgin), Marcus, Jaysen, Meggie, Amber (Nathan), and Naomi; five great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jaxson, Sharon, Addie, and Isabelle; one great-great-grandchild, Bryson; siblings, Fr. Hugh Birdsall, Doreen (Jack) Pease, Judy (Bill) Retzer, Mary (Fred) Malvitz, and Theresa (Roger) Kinnard; in-laws, Joe Bolwerk, Gerald (Florance) LuMaye, Harold (Judy) LuMaye, Mary Conard, Nora Ripley, Sister Gerald LuMaye, Anne Zeimet, Carol Rose, Sandy LuMaye, and Lawrence Jandrin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one sister, Francis Bolwerk; one daughter-in-law, Jean; and nineteen brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, AUG. 7, 2018, at Holy Name of Mary Parish in Maplewood.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Monday, AUG. 6, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.   

Diane Marie Weckler

By Huehns Funeral Home

Diane Marie Weckler, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home late Thursday night, July 26, 2018.

She was born January 29, 1935 in Green Bay, the daughter of the late John and Ceil (Mancheski) Brans. Diane worked at Milwaukee Shoe Factory, for 16 years at PBI (which was like family), and 10 years at Midwest Wire before retiring.

On November 2, 1952, she married Duane G. Weckler at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church. He preceded her in death on May 26, 1997. They did everything together, traveling, following the Packers and NASCAR, and dining out with friends. Diane's theme was "working for the weekend."

Family surviving includes two children, Rodney (Kathy) Weckler of Sturgeon Bay and Janine (Scott) Hendry of Little Suamico; two grandchildren, Jackie (Ryan) Dachelet of Luxemburg and Nicole Weckler; seven great-grandchildren, twins, Aiden and Ethan; her dear LeMieux family; five siblings, Gail (Jerry) Demarb, Pam (Casey) Sturgis, Ginger (Dan) Krueger, Tom Delchambre, and Tim Olson; many nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Gloria (Mel) Malvetz and Rosemary Weckler.

Diane was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Jack and Larry.

Her life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Reeder Herrick officiating. Diane will be laid to rest beside her husband, Duane, in Bayside Cemetery.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

"Our family owes a huge debt of gratitude and would like to thank the entire LeMieux family for their many kindnesses and friendship shown to Diane over many years and especially with her in the last days."

Dennis R. Toellner

By Huehns Funeral Home

Dennis R. Toellner was called to the Lord on July 26, 2018. Dennis was born October 9, 1943 to Arnold and Grace (Jarek) Toellner in Sturgeon Bay. He graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1961 and then attended Technical School in Minneapolis, MN. He adventured into many businesses: The Office Lounge and Restaurant in Sturgeon Bay, the Alpine Country Home in New Franken, and then the Plaza Family Restaurant in Seymour.

He enjoyed wintering in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico and summering at his cottages in Southern Door County. His parents; and one infant brother preceded him in death. He is survived by two brothers and one sister, Richard (Doris) Toellner of New Franken, Barbara (Dennis) Jauquet, and Robert (Barb) Toellner, both of Sturgeon Bay, numerous nieces and nephews; and Collene, who was like a daughter to Dennis. Dennis will be remembered as a kind soul and missed by many other friends.

Private family services will be held at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.

Karen Ann MacDonald

By Casperson Funeral Home

Karen Ann MacDonald, age 62, of Appleton and Fish Creek passed away suddenly due to complications from a stroke at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, WI with her family by her side.

Karen graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1973 and earned a degree in Fashion Merchandising from NWTC. In 1973 she married Daryl Capelle with whom she had 3 sons, Dylan, Dustin and Landon Capelle. They moved to Fish Creek, Wisconsin in 1975 to help manage the family business, Bayside Tavern and Cottages. She and Daryl opened Hook, Line and Sinker in 1980 in one of the family cottages, selling bait and tackle and renting mopeds, bicycles and paddle boats. In 1990 she married Peter Becker and together they had one daughter, Camryne Becker., residing in Appleton, Wisconsin and managing another family business, Toy 'n Joy vending company where Karen was in charge of marketing, design and displays, traveling the world for product procurement.  She and Peter later owned and operated SubMarina Sub Shop in Fish Creek. She also worked for many years in the family business, Bayside Tavern.

Karen especially loved traveling with family and friends on annual trips to Las Vegas, Florida and Costa Rica. She will be remembered for her huge heart, love of life and sweet spirit. She was a devoted mom who was extremely proud of her children and adored her grandchildren, parents, siblings, relatives and friends. She was the host of family holidays opening her doors to friends and family to share life's special moments together. She wore her heart on her sleeve, laughed freely and cried easily and made everyone in her company feel loved.

Karen is survived by the love of her life, Bruce Stevenson, her children, Dylan Capelle of Green Bay, Dustin Capelle (Michele) of Appleton, Landon Capelle of Sturgeon Bay, and Camryne Becker (Brett Keller) of St. Petersburg, Florida. Karen is also survived by her mother, Elaine MacDonald (Michael Steele) of Fish Creek, Father, Robert MacDonald (Fran Rickard) of Sister Bay, and siblings, Pat MacDonald (Melaniejane) of Sturgeon Bay, Christie Weber (Cody and Carley) of
Sturgeon Bay, Ronald & Lisa MacDonald (Connor and Lena) of Sister Bay and Robert and Barbara MacDonald (Lauren and Olivia) of Fish Creek. She is further survived by her beloved grandchildren, Dylan, Mason and Aiden Capelle (Appleton) and cherished aunts, uncles, cousins and treasured friends. She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, William A. MacDonald (Debbra).

Services will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church Juddville, Fish Creek on Thursday, August 2. Funeral Service at 1:00 P.M. Visitation with family from 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. followed with a Memorial Service officiated by Pastor Frank Kauzlarich. Burial will be at Blossomburg Cemetery in Fish Creek and a celebration of life will be held at Alexander's, Fish Creek, from 2 – 5 following the service.

James Louis Londo

By Huehns Funeral Home


     James Louis Londo of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, died Tuesday morning, July 24, 2018 at his beloved home. Born January 8, 1952, he married Susan in April 1981 and they had their daughter, Jackie, in February 1987. James is survived by his wife, daughter, five sisters and two brothers.


     Jim was a kind and loving husband, father, brother and uncle.  He was a respected and long-time tug boat captain for Selvick Marine Towing. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting and spending quality time with his friends and family. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


     A private celebration of life will be planned for immediate family and close friends.


Joseph Charles Porten

By Huehns Funeral Home

Joseph Charles Porten, 60, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at his home surrounded by his loved ones. Joe faced his recent diagnosis of brain cancer with strength and grace giving his utmost concern to the wellbeing of his family and preparing them for continuing their lives after his death.

A longtime Door County businessman, Joe was known for his passion and integrity in business. In 1988, after attending University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and working at several kitchen design businesses, he came to Sturgeon Bay to establish Cabinet Cove, a kitchen and bath design gallery. In 2007 he sold his business and went to work for Portside Builders as a remodeling design consultant, a position he held until the time of his death.

The son of Matthew "Chuck" and Jean (Follstad) Porten, he was born in Milwaukee on March 29, 1958. In 2001 he married Gretchen (Vogt) Clough and together they raised two children, Mariah and Callender. Joe and Gretchen moved from the city to "Firefly Farm" in the Town of Nasewaupee in 2011, becoming avid gardeners, hobby fruit growers, and birdwatching enthusiasts. The pair also enjoyed a love of travel which took them throughout the country.

Joe was known to many throughout the country for his duck hunting passion, work to preserve waterfowl habitat, love of ice fishing, and his woodworking talents. He was a former board member of Wisconsin Waterfowl Association, former member of Ducks Unlimited, and former Chairman of the Wisconsin Waterfowler Hunters' Conference. His walleye caught through the ice were a fabulous winter treat and there were many ecstatic recipients of his beautiful woodworking projects: duck calls, peppermills, and bottle toppers.

Joe was an integral part of the community frequently volunteering his time to numerous organizations. He served as president of the Door County Home Builders' Association, was a member of the City of Sturgeon Bay planning committee, participated in the DCEDC School build project, and served his church, Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood.

Though busy with a demanding work load and volunteering, Joe made one of the priorities in his life to spend time with family, extended family, and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Gretchen, Joe is survived by children, Mariah Clough (Kurt) Schoonover of Oak Grove, MN [and their children Weston and Harper], Callender Clough of Grand Rapids, MN, and Wade Tatro of Antigo, WI. He is further survived by his mother, Jean Porten; brothers, Robert (Missy) Porten, John (Stacy) Porten, and David (Bev) Porten, and sisters, Bonny (Larry) Duder and Jenny (John) Moilanen; and many other family members.

He is preceded in death by his father, Chuck; and his grandparents.

Joe's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood with Fr. Carl Schmitt as celebrant.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Wednesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

Rosemary M. DuBois

By McMahon Funeral Home


Rosemary M. DuBois, 73, Luxemburg, passed away early Thursday morning, July 26, 2018 at a local hospital, surrounded by family.  She was born on December 17, 1944 to the late Henry and Ella (Horkman) Thyes.  On August 8, 1964 she married Clarence J. DuBois Jr. at St. Hubert Church in Sugarbush.  Rosemary was a devoted  wife and mother who cherished her family above all else. She was a caring woman who always seemed concerned of others needs and placed them before her own.  She was very proud of her children and their families.  She often called each of them just to say "Hi" and ask how they were.  She had a lighthearted and teasing sense of humor. Her enjoyments included tending to her flowers, giving her lawn ornaments nicknames, the color purple, going out to eat, attending sporting events of her children and grandchildren, celebrating holidays and taking care of her family in general.


Survivors include her husband of nearly 54 years, Clarence and their three sons,


Jeff (Roxanne) DuBois, Champion; Steve DuBois, New Franken; Dennis (Barbara) DuBois, New Franken; five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Adrian) Guilette, David (Nia) DuBois, John DuBois, Addie DuBois, Noah DuBois; one great-grand child, Elias and baby Guillette coming in November; one brother, Eugene (Rosie) Thyes, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.


Rosemary is preceded in death by her parents.


Friends may call at St. Joseph Church in Champion on Saturday, July 28, 2018 between 9:00 am and 10:45 am.  Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Champion.  McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the DuBois Family.  www.mcmahonfh.com


Rosemary was a strong woman who overcame and endured many difficulties through life.  She takes with her a piece of our hearts, leaving a void that will never be replaced.  We Love You Mom!!


Goldie J. Mueller

By Schinderle Funeral Home

Goldie J. Mueller, 88, Forestville, died Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the Skilled Nursing Facility in Sturgeon Bay. He was born March 23, 1930 in the Town of Clay Banks to Andrew and Alvina (Luedtke) Mueller.

Goldie married Corrine Vertz at the Moravian Church in Sturgeon Bay on June 28, 1952.

Goldie entered the US Army and served during the Korean Conflict from 1952 to 1954, where he was honorably discharged. He worked at the Algoma Hardwoods for over 40 years. The couple had a dairy farm and raised pigs for about 10 years. Then they started raising Belgian Horses. Goldie would have them in all the local parades and would enter them into many horse pulls. He was a member of the Barefoot Horse Pullers and the Frontier Farmers Assoc. He also love to Polka Dance, ride around in his mule and visit with all the neighbors.

Goldie is survived by his wife of 66 years, Corrine, three sisters-in-law Betty Mueller, Carole Mueller and Helen Mueller; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and one sisters-in-law Wilbur (Lorraine), Orville, Orlan, Robert, and four infant brothers; his in-laws Harry (Ella) Vertz; four brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law Geraldine (Roland) Stichmann, Ronald (Delores) Vertz, Roland Vertz, and Orville (Nancy) Vertz; and two nephews Gary and Greg Stichmann.

Family and friends may gather at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Forestville, Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM with Rev. Dr. Christopher Jackson officiating. Burial in the church cemetery with Full Military Rites.

The Corrine would like to thank Dr. Kelton Reitz, Unity Hospice, Tom and Kathy Mueller and Terry and Marijo Mueller for all the care and kindness given to Goldie.

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

Send your online condolences to our Tribute Wall at www.schinderle.com.

Ronald H. Stodola

By McMahon Funeral Home


Passed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at age 69 at a local hospital. Ron was born in Pilsen, WI,


to Joseph and Dorothy Stodola. He earned an accounting degree at UW Whitewater,


worked at the IRS for many years, then started his own successful firm in Denmark, WI


where he resided with his wife and family. He was an avid hunter, bowler, trapshooter


and loyal friend. Ron will be remembered most for his strong faith and generosity. He


regularly donated to local churches and charities. He also loved spending time with his


friends and family, teaching his grandchildren to fish, playing sheepshead, taking trips


around the country, and simply sharing in wonderful conversation and laughs at a local


diner or restaurant. Ron will be greatly missed by all who knew him.


On June 8, 1974 in St. Paul, Minnesota he shared a life in marriage and love for


44 years with Nancy (Tarman) Stodola. He is survived by his 9 children and 12


grandchildren: Tim (Emily) with children Henry and Natalie; Jen (Dustin Hillman) with


child Cassie; Niki (Ron Vosika) with children Ethan, Mason, and Logan; Chris


(Mackenzie) with child Penny; Andy (Megan) with children Kaden and Peyton; Betsy


(Nick Rankin) with children Bentley and Alister; Shelly (Jared Lemon) with child Charlie;


Matt; and Josh. He is further survived by his siblings: Joseph (Peggy Novak), Rita (Ron


Christman), and Rose (Dennis Mayer). In addition, he is survived by many aunts,


uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.


He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Dorothy and Joseph


Stodola; mother in law and father-in-law, Virginia and James Tarman; and brother-in-law, Mark


Tarman.


Friends may call at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site in Pilsen, between 8:45 and 10:45 am on Tuesday, July 31, 2018.  Funeral on Tuesday at 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating and Christal Wavrunek assisting.


Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen.


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


In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be created.


Sandra L. Massart

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Sandra L. Massart, 77, Brussels, went home to her Heavenly Father on Sunday, July 22, 2108. She was born on May 22, 1941 to the late Melvin and Elizabeth (Koch) LaCrosse. Sandra married the love of her life, Marvin Massart on November 29, 1958. After High School Sandra went on to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. In addition to having worked various positions at the Plywood, she worked as a CNA at Country Manor and taught at Christian Haven Academy. Sandra was a devoted wife and mother as well as a devout Christian who was active in her church. She was an artist who loved drawing and painting, as well as playing guitar.

Sandra is survived by her husband, Marvin; children, Sue (Mike) Torp, Gayle (Ervin) Krueger, Terry Hartel, Tammy Massart, Kris (Kendall) Vlies, Michelle Massart, Dan (Crystal) Massart, Jolene (Steve) Melville and Sara (Tom) Melville; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Pat Haucke, Mike (Linda) LaCrosse, Randy (Elaine) LaCrosse; and sister-in-law Joyce LaCrosse. She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Massart; parents, Melvin and Elizabeth LaCrosse; and her brother, Dale LaCrosse.

Visitation with be held at the Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, 1617 Flora Ave, Algoma, WI 54201 on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 from 3-6 pm. Funeral service will take place at 6 pm with Rev. Cory Dahl officiating. Entombment will follow on Thursday at 10:30 am at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Benjamin Louis Junion

By Huehns Funeral Home


 Benjamin Louis Junion, 23, of West Jacksonport, was called Home to be with the Lord, Friday afternoon, July 20, 2018 while in the loving arms of his family at home.


     He was born June 22, 1995 in Green Bay, the son of James Anthony Junion and Arlene Sara (Giesseman) Junion. Ben is a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport and attended Zion Lutheran School through 8th grade. He graduated from Sevastopol High School in 2014 and went on to study accounting at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College where he earned his associates degree. Ben was co-owner (with his brother, Jacob) and manager of Junion Sport Fishing.


     Ben had a passion for hunting and fishing and had many successful hunting trips. He took pride in his monster buck, black bear, and many turkeys. Ben also enjoyed supporting his siblings, other relatives, and friends at their baseball, softball games and other athletic events. He enjoyed attending DCL baseball games every Sunday and supported the Egg Harbor Indians. He also liked participating in trivia games and made everyone watch and compete in Jeopardy nightly. His quick wit and humor will be missed by all. Ben loved his niece and nephews more than anything. Above all, he lived his faith – in a way we can all aspire to.


     Ben will be deeply missed by his parents, James and Arlene Junion of West Jacksonport; brother and two sisters, Jacob Junion of Sturgeon Bay, Sara (John) Laughrin of ­­­­Sherwood, and Allison (Shaun) Neuman of Brussels; his Godchildren (his niece and two nephews), Rae Laughrin and Louie and Teddy Neuman; his grandparents, Bill and Mary Junion of Sturgeon Bay and Marcella Giesseman of Egg Harbor; uncles and aunts; cousins; and many dear friends.


     He was welcomed Home by his grandfather, Donald Giesseman; his great-grandparents, Ray and Loretta (Strahn) Junion, Lena (Vertz) and [John Giesseman then;] Arnie Schultz, August and Lydia (Herbst) Bley, and Louis and Laura (Haberli) Schartner.


     Ben's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport with Pastor Peter Lindemann officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.


     Relatives and friends may visit with Ben's family at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Monday, July 23, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and also at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. A devotion will conclude the visitation at the funeral home on Monday at 8:00 p.m.


     Memorials may be given in Ben's honor for the Zion Ev. Lutheran Church remodeling fund or the Muscular Dystrophy Association.


     Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the Paramedics, First Responders, and Door County Sheriff's Department. We also want to thank our friends and family for your continued love and support, especially Pastor and Kris Lindemann.


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


Richard R Tauschek

By McMahon Funeral Home

Richard R. Tauschek, 76 of New Franken, died early Friday morning, July 20, 2018 at a Green Bay nursing home. He was born in New Franken on September 18, 1941 to the late, Isadore and Ida (Jossart) Tauschek. On July 06, 1958 he married Barbara M. Daoust at St. Patrick Church in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on January 27, 2003. Together they ran the Tauschek home dairy farm in New Franken. Richard also was employed with Basten Farm Supplies for several years. He was a former member of the New Franken Volunteer Fire Department, New Franken. His enjoyments included attending local racing events, supervising the staff of JD's Service in Luxemburg, driving around town and spending time with his family.

Survivors include three daughters, Lori (Jeffrey) Barrette, Lisa (Dan) Johnson, Jodi Reinhard, all of New Franken; seven grandchildren, Xavior, Hannah and Ryan Barrette; Patrick Ruben and Nathan Johnson; Brady and Carli Jo Alan Reinhard; his father in law and mother in law, Howard and Dorothy Daoust, New Franken; nieces and nephews.

Richard was preceded in death by, one son in law, Mark Reinhard; two sisters and one brother, Mabel (Ervin) LeBotte; Jerry Tauschek; Marie (Jerome) Karcz.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 22, 2018. Closing parish prayer service 5:00 pm with Cheryl Maricque, Pastoral Minister. Visitation will continue 9:30 to 10:45 am on Monday, July 23, 2018 at St. Kilian Church, New Franken. Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating. Burial in St. Kilian Cemetery, New Franken.

www.mcmahonfh.com

The Family wishes to thank the staff of Bornemann Nursing Home and Unity Hospice for care given to Richard.

 

Jack Prokash

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home


September 4, 1942 - July 20, 2018


Jack Prokash died at home on Friday, July 20, after a pitched battle with many illnesses for many years.  His family was caring for him with the help of Unity Hospice, whom they would like to thank for their tremendous support.

Jack was born to Alvin and Emily (Thiry) Prokash on September 4, 1942.  He grew up on the family farm just south of Algoma, the city he lived in all the rest of his life.   His siblings were Carol, Geraldine, Jackie, Linda, Alvin Jr., Cindy and Rick.  He was predeceased by his parents, and his sisters Geri and Linda, and by brothers-in-law Larry Ryan, Ron Marquardt, and Loyal Jones.  He is survived by his brothers and sisters and their extended families.  He is also survived by his sisters-in-law and their families; Judy Zervas, Jan (Dan) Krause, and Jo (Paul) Vanderbloemen.

Jack graduated from Algoma High where he played sports and was prom king.  He married his high school sweetheart, Jill Canney, on March 3rd, 1962.  Jack and Jill had six children: Scott, Curt, Mark (Sam), Paula (Scott) Wiese, Ted (Jennifer), and Emily (Ben) Groessl.  They all survive with heavy hearts.

Jack is also survived by his grandchildren: Becky (Isaac) Vertz, and Peyton; Justin (Christine) Putnam, Hunter, and Booker; Jake and Hanna Wiese; Eliot, Maddie and Charlie; and Jack and Lola Groessl.  He is also survived by Justin and Christine's family and by great-grandchildren Mason and Chase.

Jack worked his whole career at Algoma Hardwoods.  Starting when it was U.S. Plywood and working on the floor on the high-frequency gluers, he eventually worked in the office in many capacities: he helped implement the first IBM mainframe and computer system, worked in inventory control and cost accounting, and ended up as a lumber and veneer buyer, a job he enjoyed.  He was respected throughout the plant for his dedication, knowledge and diligence.

Jack was a family man who taught his sons to play ball, golf, hunt and fish.  They all suffer various addictions to these pursuits.  He was a protector of his beloved daughters and it is no coincidence they both married gentlemen.

Later in life in poor health, he had to enjoy slower pursuits: he swore at his beloved Packers, played Yahtzee and sheepshead to win, and enjoyed sunning himself on the porch with a smoke (alas) while he studied the comings and goings of fellow Algomans.  He was devoted to his wife, of 56 years, Jill (Charlemagne).

He took care in the things he did; if he handed you a grocery list it was so neatly printed that you were afraid to screw it up or throw it away.

Like his mother, he had a sure hand with little babies.

To the very end of his life he worried more about his wife and children than himself.

Visitation will be at the Wiesner & Massart – Algoma, Funeral Home, 1617 Flora Ave. Algoma, WI 54201 from 2-7 pm on Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Jack's memorial service will take place 7 pm at the funeral home with Fr. Alvan Amadi officiating. Burial will take place at the St. Mary's Cemetery at a later date. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Theresa Marie (VandenBush) Hegnet

By Buchanan Funeral Home



Theresa (VandenBush) Hegnet, age 61 of Humboldt was called home on Thursday, July 19, 2018.  She was born on January 2, 1957 to the late Ralph and Doris (Rentmeester) VandenBush.

She married Roger (Red) Hegnet on April 4, 1986.  He preceded her in death on October 4, 2015.  They enjoyed motorcycle riding and going up North.

Theresa worked at Proctor and Gamble, The Curative Work Shop and Cash Depot.

Survivors include son: Russell Hegnet and grandson, Rex; special granddaughter, Amanda Deatherage; her siblings: Linda (Dave) Carlson; Darrell (Laurie) VandenBush; Mary (Terry) Zellner; Ron (Jackie) VandenBush; David (Lynn) VandenBush; Jodi Stowe; sisters-in-law;Sue VandenBush;Joan VandenBush;Barb VandenBush, she was proceeded in death by three brothers;Mark VandenBush;Kelly VandenBush;Doug VandenBush; one brother-in-law Rob Stowe and a nephew Andrew VandenBush.

Please join us in the celebration of Theresa's life on Sunday July 22, 2018 from 1pm to 5 pm at Cz's Bushville Lanes 2280 S. County Road P, Luxemburg, WI 54217. There will be drinks, food and sharing memories.

Thank you to all who helped in her care especially the nursing staff at Aurora and the Hospice staff

Alvina J. Matzke

By Forbes Funeral Home



Alvina J. (Englebert) Matzke, 94, formerly of Forestville, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.  She was born in Brussels, WI, on September 30, 1923, to John and Elizabeth (Destree) Englebert, the fifth of eight children.

On April 28, 1951, Alvina married Ruben E. Matzke at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg, WI.  Together they lived their strong Christian faith, raised their five children, and farmed their acreage in Forestville.  Through sickness and health, their love and commitment were a constant.

Alvina is survived by her five children: Elizabeth (Kenneth) Birnschein of Valmy; Millie (the late Philip) Sunstrom of New Brunsfels, TX; Mark (Darci) of Manitowoc; Priscilla (Keith) Kopczynski of Bristol, and Rachel (Greg) Ryan of Sheboygan;  13 grandchildren: Sara (Terry) Daubner, Bryan (Ann) Birnschein; Steve (Terri) Sunstrom, James (Lexi) Sunstrom; Matthew, Jeremy, and Kristin Matzke; Karl Kopczynski, Brittany (Jonah) Gauger, Ben, Lukas, David, and Seth Kopczynski;  10 great-grandchildren; sister Eunice Gauger and sisters-in-law Laura Matzke and Mary Matzke, and also many well-loved nieces and nephews and their families

Alvina was preceded in death by her husband Ruben, who entered heaven in 2007; son-in-law Philip Sunstrom; her parents; brother George; sisters Dorothy, Ruth, Irene, Delores, and Bertine; brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law.

Alvina's large family was a joy and a blessing to her, and she appreciated their phone calls and visits all her life.  Alvina's quick wit made conversation and card games a pleasure.

Family and friends are welcome to her visitation on Friday, July 20, 2018, at the Forbes Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Saturday, July 21, from 10:00 am until the funeral at 11:00 am at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg, Wisconsin.  Christian burial will follow at the Emanuel cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial's may be directed to mom's favorite charity:  St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Demonica "Dee" A. Krueger

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home

Demonica "Dee" A. Krueger, 85, of Algoma passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  She was born on May 4, 1933 in Port Allegany, PA to the late Dewey and Florence (Connelly) McGonnell. Dee was a graduate of Port Allegany High School and then went on to Nursing School at Saint Vincent School of Nursing in Erie, PA. She moved to Algoma to become the Director of Nurses at Algoma Memorial Hospital in 1959.  She met the love of her life, Earl Krueger while in Algoma and the two were married in her hometown on August 25, 1962. Dee was a dedicated nurse at the hospital and then the Algoma Long Term Care Unit until she retired in 1997. Faith and family were very important to Dee. As a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, she was a humble servant of God that found comfort in prayer.  For her family, she was a constant source of love and support. Dee valued her time spent with family whether it was sharing one of her delicious meals, a weekend at the family cottage, playing with her grandchildren or a trip back to Pennsylvania. She also enjoyed cheering for the Packers at Lambeau Field, playing bridge, traveling and attending the performing arts.

Dee is survived by her husband, Earl; her children, Mary Kay (Scott) Bennett, Algoma, Mark (Kevin Rude) Krueger, Wauwatosa, Mara (Terry) Renard, Luxemburg, Melissa (Jon) Packee, Oconomowoc; grandchildren, Brandon and Brianna Bennett, Morgan and Mason Renard, Caroline, Abe, and Lydia Packee; sisters and brother, Jane Lynch, Rita Meehan, and James (Shirley) McGonnell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Florence McGonnell, her father and mother-in-law, Earl and Mildred Krueger, sister and brothers, Mary (Russell) Potter, John "Jack" (Dorothy) McGonnell, James Lynch, and Thomas Meehan.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 17, 2018 at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Algoma from 4 p.m. until the prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Alvan Amadi officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to capital improvements at St. Mary's Catholic Church or Algoma Long Term Care Unit. Online condolences may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Thank you to all of the staff at Algoma Long Term Care Unit for the wonderful care given to Dee for the past eight years.

Harvey Alex Koyen

By Huehns Funeral Home


Born December 7, 1949 and joined his family in Heaven on July 15, 2018. Harvey was one of five children; of four boys and one girl, he was the middle child. He was born and raised on Washington Island where he lived his whole life on the home place except for four years. Harvey graduated from Island school in 1968. He went on to study auto mechanics at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay for two years. Harvey was then drafted into the United States Army and served from 1970 until 1972. He was stationed in Kentucky then in Alaska for the remainder of his service. There, Harvey received commendations from his Sargent for his help in keeping his platoon's aircraft running in a time of need.


     He enjoyed bowling, playing cribbage, reading thousands of books, and fishing. Harvey spent his entire life helping and giving to everyone on the Island, sharing his expertise in mechanics, plumbing, farming, fishing, and many other skills. With his knowledge, Harvey could have been a wealthy man off the Island, charging the rates those trades earned elsewhere, but he chose to charge just enough to get by and always said, "They always give a tip!" Even those who still owed him money, Harvey continued to help out. He gave his all keeping his brothers' projects going - fixing farm equipment, fishing boats, restaurant equipment, or whatever else was needed. Harvey's wants were so little. As a mechanic, he drove a 1986 Cadillac because he needed nothing better. Harvey had a better car but loaned that out to people who had nothing until it, too, broke down.


     We believe his biggest mission in life was to take care of his mother as she was widowed so young. Harvey remained in the home place taking care of her after his dad passed in 1984. If not for Harvey, Mom would have been in a home off the Island years before her passing last December 20, 2017. It was after her passing when it seemed he had fulfilled his mission to all, and then his health began to deteriorate further. Harvey dedicated his life to helping others, asking for little in return. He loved children and always had bubble gum in his pocket for them. Along with dog biscuits for his furry friends, Harvey's greatest joy these last 11 years was his sweetheart, "Blondie", a lab. He had trained her well, and she gave him great joy.


     Harvey leaves behind brothers and sister, Ed (Sharon) Koyen of Berlin, WI, Tom (friend, Amber) Koyen, Ken (friend, Charmaine) Koyen, both of Washington Island, and Karen (Steve) Charnetski of Sturgeon Bay; many nephews and nieces; step-nephews and step-nieces; cousins and wonderful Aunt Mary.


     He joins his parents and other relatives in Heaven.


     Harvey leaves this world having asked for little and for having gave great!!


     Funeral services and military honors will be held Saturday, July 28, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church on Washington Island. Burial will be at the Washington Island Cemetery.


     Friends and family may call at the church on July 28 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m.


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


Demonica "Dee" A. Krueger

By Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home



Demonica "Dee" A. Krueger, 85, of Algoma passed away on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  She was born on May 4, 1933 in Port Allegany, PA to the late Dewey and Florence (Connelly) McGonnell. Dee was a graduate of Port Allegany High School and then went on to Nursing School at Saint Vincent School of Nursing in Erie, PA. She moved to Algoma to become the Director of Nurses at Algoma Memorial Hospital in 1959.  She met the love of her life, Earl Krueger while in Algoma and the two were married in her hometown on August 25, 1962.  Dee was a dedicated nurse at the hospital and then the Algoma Long Term Care Unit until she retired in 1997.  Faith and family were very important to Dee.  As a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, she was a humble servant of God that found comfort in prayer.  For her family, she was a constant source of love and support.  Dee valued her time spent with family whether it was sharing one of her delicious meals, a weekend at the family cottage, playing with her grandchildren or a trip back to Pennsylvania.   She also enjoyed cheering for the Packers at Lambeau Field, playing bridge, traveling and attending the performing arts.

Dee is survived by her husband, Earl; her children, Mary Kay (Scott) Bennett, Algoma, Mark (Kevin Rude) Krueger, Wauwatosa, Mara (Terry) Renard, Luxemburg, Melissa (Jon) Packee, Oconomowoc; grandchildren, Brandon and Brianna Bennett, Morgan and Mason Renard, Caroline, Abe, and Lydia Packee; sisters and brother, Jane Lynch, Rita Meehan, and James (Shirley) McGonnell. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dewey and Florence McGonnell, her father and mother-in-law, Earl and Mildred Krueger, sister and brothers, Mary (Russell) Potter, John "Jack" (Dorothy) McGonnell, James Lynch, and Thomas Meehan.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday July 17, 2018 at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Algoma from 4 p.m. until the prayer service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Wednesday from 9:30-11 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church.  Mass of Christian burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Alvan Amadi officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to capital improvements at St. Mary's Catholic Church or Algoma Long Term Care Unit. Online condolences may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Jon P. Merz

By Forbes Funeral Home



Jon P. Merz, 74, of Woodridge, IL and Egg Harbor, WI passed away suddenly on July 13, 2018, at his home in Egg Harbor.  He was born Sept. 3, 1943, in Melrose Park, IL to Harold and Vivian (Klein) Merz.   On Sept. 22, 1973, he married Corinne Comis in Burr Ridge, IL.

Jon grew up in Hinsdale, IL and was the fourth generation of his family to graduate from Hinsdale schools.  He attended Eastern Illinois University where he earned his bachelor's degree in business and was a member of TKE, a Greek fraternity where he made lifelong friends.   After college, he felt compelled to serve his country, so he enlisted in the U.S. Army, graduating from officers' training school as a first lieutenant.  While serving in Viet Nam, Jon was injured in combat and was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

Jon's successful sales career with Honeywell and Singer Corporations was cut short when he suffered a brain aneurysm, which left him partially disabled. Despite chronic health issues, Jon and Corinne enjoyed many years of travel. They travelled extensively throughout the country and around the world.  He especially loved his trips to Italy and Greece.   During his life, Jon was an avid music fan, liked to fish, golf, and spend summers and holidays in Door County where he made many good friends.

Jon is survived by his wife Corinne of almost 45 years; a sister-in-law Marilyn Merz; a niece Meredith (Doyle) Devereux; a nephew Daniel (Ami) Merz; and great nephews and niece, all of Hinsdale, IL.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Jay.

Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Memorial donations in remembrance of Jon may be offered at:  support.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate

 


James (Jim) A. Ray

By Casperson Funeral Home

James Allen Ray was born in Sturgeon Bay to Herbert and Ruby (Miller) Ray. He married Dyanne Mines on December 30, 1992. He is survived by his loving wife Dyanne, his three children, Jay, Missy (Mike) Hoeft and Scott. He was proud of and loved his four grandchildren: James, Gavin, Lauryn and Morgan. He is survived by his brothers Don (Kathy) and Ken (Anna), Sister in law Nina (Charles) Fowler, Brother in law Jimmy Hyatt and nine nieces and nephews: Linden, Jerry, Jon Paul, Richard, John, Nicholas, Kelly and Scarlet. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, brother Robert, sister in law Judy, sister in law Camilla and brother in law Charles.

 

Jim grew up in Fish Creek and graduated from Gibraltar High School. He returned to Door County in 1985 after retiring as a Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force. He traveled all over the world but home was always here, close to his family.

 

Services will be held at the Sister Bay Moravian Church on Tuesday July 17, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. Visitation is from 10:00 A.M. until time of service at 11:00 A.M. Burial will take place at Blossomburg Cemetery.

Roy G. Holmquist

By Casperson Funeral Home

Roy G. Holmquist passed into eternal life on July 11, 2018, at Scandia Village in Sister Bay. Roy was born on December 6, 1929 in Chicago, IL. In Barrington, IL, he owned and operated his own Ceramic Tile business for 50 years.

Roy was the father of 6 children: Jan, Roy Jr., Lon, Guy, Kim, Jon and step-father to: Cindy (deceased), Charlotte, Chuckie, and Curt. Grandfather to: Hillary, Danny, Carrie and Nicholas. Roy adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, crawling on the floor with them and playing endlessly. Roy is survived by many nieces and nephews.

In 1986 Roy married Carol (Susie) Stogis. Carol and Roy worked at his Ceramic Tile business together for 20 years. After marrying, they retired and the day after being married moved to Ellison Bay. Roy and Carol loved Door County. Roy especially enjoyed fishing and hunting; loved music. Together Roy and Carol danced Country and Western, even appearing on television while dancing in Nashville, TN. Roy and Carol travelled throughout the USA.

Roy had a great sense of humor. Was quick witted and always had a joke or one-liner at the ready.

In addition to his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, Roy is survived by his wife, Carol (Susie), Brother, Gene (Ginger), In-laws, Chuck and Joann Herbst, Sister-in-law, Pat Stogis.

Carol (Susie) would like to thank Father David, Becky Nash and the Eucharistic Visitors from Stella Maris Parish for the time they spent with Roy. Grateful thanks to the staff of Scandia Village for taking such good care of Roy during his final years. Also heartfelt thanks to Alma and Carrie for their love and support.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday July 19, 2018 at Stella Maris Parish - Sister Bay Site at 11:00 A.M.



Lee Vlaming

By Huehns Funeral Home


Lee Vlaming, 73, of Whitefish Bay in the Town of Sevastopol, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility in Sturgeon Bay with family at her side.


     She was born Myrna Lee DeVries on August 10, 1944 on the south side of Chicago, IL, the daughter of Richard G. and Martha (Laughlin) DeVries. Lee graduated from Carl Schurz High School on the northwest side of Chicago in 1962. She began working for Northern Industrial Supply in Chicago, the company her father owned, and remained there until 1988. There, she met Raymond Joseph Vlaming, Jr. They were united in marriage on September 6, 1974 in Hanover Park, IL. Lee worked as a credit analyst for Bohler Steel in Itasca, IL from 1988 until 2001 and then for Feralloy until her retirement in 2006.


     She and Ray moved to Wisconsin and made their home in Whitefish Bay in Door County where her father had property. Together, they attended Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Lee pursued her passion for art (pastel and watercolors) again between 1999 and 2000 and was a member of the Peninsula Art School Fish Creek and volunteered for 10 years and sat at the desk of the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay. She was a member of The Clearing in Ellison Bay and enjoyed taking classes with the Learning in Retirement through Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Sturgeon Bay. Lee was actively in involved with the hospital in Sturgeon Bay, having been a member of the Door County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary for over seven years and also volunteered in Op-Su (outpatient surgery), the gift shop, and served as an ambassador.


     Her love will live on in the hearts of her husband, Ray; her daughter and son, Kelly Jo (Joe) Rusciano of Crystal Lake, IL and Michael (Susan) Zmich of Tiverton, RI; Ray's two sons, Peter (Mary) Vlaming of Lake of the Hills, IL and Paul (Laura) of Charlotte, NC; nine grandchildren, Robbie and Maggie Rusciano, Kate and Jackson Zmich, Anthony, Angela, and Austin Vlaming, and Amanda (Jay) Hager and Marissa Vlaming; three great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Jacob, and Lauren Hager; sister, Muriel Ford of Arlington Heights, IL; other relatives; friends; and her "shorkie" puppies, Jesse and Lily.


     Lee was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Robert (Delores) Thorpe.


     In accordance with her wishes, no public services will be held.


     Memorials may be given in Lee's honor for Unity Hospice or the Door County Cancer Center (of Door County Medical Center).


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


Steven J. Schmelzer

By Forbes Funeral Home

Steven John Schmelzer, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly on July 11, 2018, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin while surveying a parcel of land on Mathey Road. He was born in Sturgeon Bay to Lillian Potier and Anthony Schmelzer on August 21, 1951.  He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Recupero Schmelzer; sons, Josiah, Noah, Luke (Lucy Hatfield) and daughter, Linnea; sisters, Ann Buchberger, Christine (Robert Siigers) Reid, Margaret (Mark) Furdek; brother, Tom (Barb) Schmelzer; sister-in-law, Ruth Schmelzer; nieces and nephews, and many other family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony 'Butch' Schmelzer and his parents.

Steve was a proud nurturing father, fun-loving and kindhearted man, with a good sense of humor, who loved his family deeply.  Steve warmed up a room just by entering it. He bestowed many of his passions on to his children through frequent family adventures and experiences including: his love of sailing, canoeing, in-line skating, mountain biking, basketball, horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, and most recently, pickleball.

Steve was an avid reader of many different genres, enjoyed classical music, read world news and listened to WPR and BBC radio daily. He kept up on current events, often forwarding interesting articles to family and friends. Upon his retirement, Steve and his wife traveled to many state and national parks around the country, visiting family and friends, and hiking and backpacking many miles. Steve began his mornings and often ended his day strolling through his prairie and garden pathways, eating his bowl of oatmeal or drinking a cup of Constant Comment and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

As a social studies educator at Sturgeon Bay High School for many years, Steve was a catalyst in nurturing forward thinking in his students.  He challenged them daily to look at all sides of an issue and to support their ideas. Steve made space for interested students who wanted to delve deeper into the meaning of life through philosophical readings such as Ishmael and Tao de Ching, often having discussions after hours.  Steve was so pleased to have had all four of his kids in at least one of his classes. Over the years, Steve coached Mock Trial, cross country, track, and Youth in Government.

Steve will be missed tremendously, but his absence will be filled with fond memories of family adventures, music, laughter, prairie walks and many pots of tea.

A memorial gathering to celebrate Steve's life will be held in his backyard, rain or shine, at 1043 Louisiana Street, Sturgeon Bay, Tuesday, July 17, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Be prepared to walk around his prairie, wander through his native plantings and be with others who loved him. Parking is available in the Sturgeon Bay High School parking lot. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please take time to go for a hike with your loved ones.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family.

Sincere thanks to the Door County Sherriff Department for their respectful care they provided and also to the friends and loved ones who offered support and assistance.

Steven J. Schmelzer

By Forbes Funeral Home



Steven John Schmelzer, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly on July 11, 2018, in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin while surveying a parcel of land on Mathey Road. He was born in Sturgeon Bay to Lillian Potier and Anthony Schmelzer on August 21, 1951.  He is survived by his wife, Gretchen Recupero Schmelzer; sons, Josiah, Noah, Luke (Lucy Hatfield) and daughter, Linnea; sisters, Ann Buchberger, Christine (Robert Siigers) Reid, Margaret (Mark) Furdek; brother, Tom (Barb) Schmelzer; sister-in-law, Ruth Schmelzer; nieces and nephews, and many other family and friends.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Anthony 'Butch' Schmelzer and his parents.

Steve was a proud nurturing father, fun-loving and kindhearted man, with a good sense of humor, who loved his family deeply.  Steve warmed up a room just by entering it. He bestowed many of his passions on to his children through frequent family adventures and experiences including: his love of sailing, canoeing, in-line skating, mountain biking, basketball, horseback riding, hiking, backpacking, and most recently, pickleball.

Steve was an avid reader of many different genres, enjoyed classical music, read world news and listened to WPR and BBC radio daily. He kept up on current events, often forwarding interesting articles to family and friends. Upon his retirement, Steve and his wife traveled to many state and national parks around the country, visiting family and friends, and hiking and backpacking many miles. Steve began his mornings and often ended his day strolling through his prairie and garden pathways, eating his bowl of oatmeal or drinking a cup of Constant Comment and enjoying the simple pleasures of life.

As a social studies educator at Sturgeon Bay High School for many years, Steve was a catalyst in nurturing forward thinking in his students.  He challenged them daily to look at all sides of an issue and to support their ideas. Steve made space for interested students who wanted to delve deeper into the meaning of life through philosophical readings such as Ishmael and Tao de Ching, often having discussions after hours.  Steve was so pleased to have had all four of his kids in at least one of his classes. Over the years, Steve coached Mock Trial, cross country, track, and Youth in Government.

Steve will be missed tremendously, but his absence will be filled with fond memories of family adventures, music, laughter, prairie walks and many pots of tea.

A memorial gathering to celebrate Steve's life will be held in his backyard, rain or shine, at 1043 Louisiana Street, Sturgeon Bay, Tuesday, July 17, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Be prepared to walk around his prairie, wander through his native plantings and be with others who loved him.  Parking is available in the Sturgeon Bay High School parking lot. In lieu of flowers or gifts, please take time to go for a hike with your loved ones.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family.

Robert J. Schlicht Jr.

By Forbes Funeral Home

Robert J. Schlicht Jr., 68, of Sturgeon Bay, was called home to heaven on July 9, 2018.  He was born on June 22, 1950, in La Crosse, Wisconsin.  Robert was the oldest of five children born to Robert and Viola (Exley) Schlicht.  He attended Mt. Calvary Lutheran Grade School and graduated from Logan High School in 1968 where he was active in sports. On January 9, 1971, he married Johnita 'Johnny' McBain in La Crosse, WI at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Throughout his life time, Bob held a variety of jobs.  He was most recently employed by G4S, working as a security guard at Bay Shipbuilding Co. and at Door County Medical Center.  He was also working part time for the Door County Park System.

Bob enjoyed baseball, hunting, golf, bowling, and was an avid Packer fan. He was an active member of his community, coaching and umpiring for Little League, Babe Ruth, and Legion Baseball.  Bob was also involved with radio broadcasting, announcing high school football and basketball games. He served as an alderman in the 7th district of Sturgeon Bay for 14 years.  During his tenure, Bob was council president, and a member of the Police and Fire Commission and served as president of the Utility Commission.

His main passion in life was his faith.  He was a very active member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church where he served as congregation president, trustee, council member, communion assistant, usher, taught Bible class, and was active in prison and visitation ministries.

He is survived by his wife, Johnny, of Sturgeon Bay; three daughters, Stephanie Schlicht (Tim LaVine) of Forestville, WI; Amanda Schlicht of Rochester, MN; and Danielle Stahl of Algoma, WI; one son, Robert J. Schlicht III (Linda Wong) of Portland, OR; one daughter-in-law Stacey Schlicht of West Allis; four grandchildren, Elijah LaVine, Ethan Stahl, Adeline Schlicht, and Gabriel Schlicht.  He is also survived by two sisters, Evelyn (Michael) Riordan and Sally (Larry) Ewing, both of Onalaska, WI; and a brother, Christopher (Linda) Schlicht of La Crosse, WI; and mother-in-law, Burness McBain of West Salem, WI.

He was proceeded in death by his parents, Robert and Viola; his stepmother, Margaret; brother Jeff; his son Ryan, and his father-in-law, Clive McBain.

Memorial services for Bob will be held at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, WI on Monday, July 23, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev. Carl Schroeder officiating.  Friends may call at the church on Monday from 2:00-4:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.




Emilio Antonio Castro

By Buchanan Funeral Home

Emilio Antonio Castro, age 69 of Kewaunee died on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. He was born on June 8, 1949 in Cotulla, TX to the late Jose and Juanita (Diaz) Castro.

Emilio moved to Kewaunee with his family. He worked for Kewaunee Engineering, now Kewaunee Fabrications all of his life retiring in 2014.

He loved playing cards, watching Westerns, watching the Dallas Cowboys and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law: Emilio and Lisa Castro, Kewaunee; one daughter and son-in-law: Gina and Tony Wellner, Manitowoc; two grandchildren: London and Kinsley; eight brothers: Jose Castro Jr., Manitowoc; Narcisso (Elma) Castro, St. Nazianz; Armando (Lynn) Castro Sr., Manitowoc; Richard (Pamela) Castro, Pulaski; Russell (Vicky) Castro Sr., Long Lake, WI; Alberto (Ruth) Castro, Mukwonago, WI; Rito (Carla) Castro, Green Bay; Marcello Castro; two sisters: Melinda Maloney, Menasha, WI; Belinda Stadtmueller, Menasha, WI.

Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee until the time of services. A funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. John Wallace officiating. A funeral lunch will follow at Community Congregational Church.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank staffs of the McCormick Assisted Living, the Odd Fellow Nursing Home, St. Vincent Hospital, Bellin Hospital and DaVita Dialysis Center for all of the care that they gave Emilio and his family.

Marvin W. Gaedtke

By McMahon Funeral Home



Marvin W. Gaedtke, 95, of Luxemburg passed away at Atrium Post Acute Care in Kewaunee, surrounded by his family on July 10, 2018. He was born in the Town of Montpelier to the late Edwin and Amanda (Doell) Gaedtke on February 12, 1923. On May 27, 1944 Marvin married Norma L. Kudick at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montpelier. They were married for 67 years when she preceded him in death on September 15, 2011. Marvin began his career with Louis Ledvina as a milk truck driver for Ellisville Dairy. He also owned his own milk truck and drove for Krohn Dairy. He worked for Kewaunee Equipment. Marvin drove truck for Kewaunee Bottling for 30 years until his retirement. He served as a Kewaunee County Deputy Sherriff for 12 years. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montpelier where he served as an Elder, Treasurer of the St. Paul Building Fund at St. Paul Lutheran Church and Parsonage, as well as several other church associated jobs. He was an active participant of the St. Paul Choir and loved music. Marvin enjoyed playing in polka bands with Joe Karmen, Gordy Reckelberg, the 4F's, Lee Rollins and Ray Rollins Band. He was once honored for musician of the year in the mid 1990's. Marvin took most pride and enjoyment in running the home farm with his wife, son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren by his side. His hobbies included going for car rides with his wife, listening to, playing or dancing to polka music.

Survivors include one son, Jerome (Wanda) Gaedtke, Luxemburg; one granddaughter, Kim (Duke) Kroll; two grandsons, Kevin (Debbie) Gaedtke; Scott (Dawn) Gaedtke; nine great-grandchildren, Mercedes, Blake and Jadelynn Kroll; Hailey and Kiley Gaedtke; Justin (special friend Brooke), Jonathon, Alexys and Alisa Gaedtke; one sister in law, Marian Gaedtke, Luxemburg; nieces, nephews and many friends.

Marvin was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin Gaedtke; Sylvester (Bertha) Gaedtke; one sister, Vernetta (Edward) Bosdeck; one nephew, Wayne Bosdeck.

Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Sunday, July 15, 2018. Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm on Sunday. Visitation will continue 9:45 to 10:45 am on Monday, July 16, 2018 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montpelier. Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating. Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Montpelier. www.mcmahonfh.com

The family wishes to especially thank Nicki with Unity Hospice, the nursing staff of Atrium Post Acute Care of Kewaunee, Pastor Olson and Pastor DeCoste, for the care given to Marvin.

Marie Ann Feuerstein

By Schinderle Funeral Home


Marie Ann Feuerstein, 94, Algoma, died peacefully at home, Tuesday July 10, 2018.  Marie was born in Forestville on March 22, 1924 to Lawrence and Theresa Schlise.


She married Leonard Feuerstein on November 6, 1948 in Maplewood and was blessed with nine children.  She later became a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the Rosary Society.  Marie enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a member of the "Grapes", a group of ladies that met regularly since high school.  She also enjoyed the annual summer family fun day and the Tours for Women trips planned by her daughters.


Marie graduated from Algoma High School and attended the Door/Kewaunee Normal School.  She taught for several years in a one room schoolhouse and then took time off to raise her family.  In 1971 she became a teacher's aide at the Algoma Elementary School and worked there for 18 years.


She is survived by her three sons; James (Kathy) Feuerstein, Merrill; Larry Feuerstein, Algoma; and Lee (Kathie) Feuerstein, Green Bay; six daughters; Carol Kittell, Green Bay; Jane Feuerstein, Algoma; Mary Ross, Algoma; Ann Feuerstein, Green Bay; Linda (Pat) Schley, Sturgeon Bay and Dawn (Randy) Neubauer, Two Rivers; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by brother John (Marge) Schlise, sister-in-law Janice Schlise, brother-in-law Eugene (Marion) Feuerstein and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister and brother-in-law Helen (Al) Vlies, brother Robert "Scoop" Schlise, brother-in-law Joseph Feuerstein, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Colette (George) Winnekins, son-in-law Jon Ross and nephew Butch Vlies.


Family and friends may attend a visitation, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 4 PM until the time of the Prayer service at 7 PM with Rev. Alvan Amadi.  Visitation will continue Friday, July 13, 2018 from 9:30 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church with Rev. Alvan Amadi officiating.  Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Marie.


The Feuerstein family would like to express their appreciation to Unity Hospice staff for all their wonderful care and compassion.


James E. Ash

By Tim Kowols       

James E. Ash, 80, of Sevastopol, passed away early Monday morning, July 9, 2018 at his home.

He was born January 27, 1938 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Edwin and Vera (Schuster) Ash. Jim graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1956, then attended UW-Madison Farm Short Course in 1957. On May 16, 1959 he married Karen L. Gilson at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport. Jim worked as a milk truck driver for Carl Urban for five years; drove school bus for Sevastopol School for five years; and Midwest Breeder (then GenX and now CRI) for 38 years as Artificial Inseminator, retiring in 2003. He then worked for Door County Parks part-time for eight years.

Jim was community-minded, and it was shown with his 37 years of service as Door County Fair Association President and Supervisor, 15 years on Sevastopol School Board, and several years on the Zion School Board. He was a member of National Dairy Shrine, a Life member of National Holstein Association, a Life Member of National Angus Association, and a Life Member of Sevastopol FFA Alumni Association.

Jim enjoyed attending all his grandchildren's events, hunting with family and friends, and watching Westerns.

He is survived by his wife, Karen; four children, Thad (Cathy) Ash, Tim (Marie) Ash, both of Sturgeon Bay, Thea (Joe) Schmidt of Campbellsport, and Tom (Amy) Ash, Jacksonport; grandchildren, Ashley (Erik) Cordier, Aaron (Ashlianne) Ash, Adam Ash, Laura (Phil) Blahnik, Franklin, Libby, and Jon Ash; step-grandchildren, Justin (Colleen) Schmidt, Brittany (John) Krebs, and Chelsea Schmidt; great-grandchildren; Madelyn Blahnik, Ellie Ash, and Henry Cordier; brother, Rodney (Doris) Ash; sister-in-law, Janet Gilson and brother-in-law, Henry (Deb) Gilson; five nephews and families.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Vera Ash; in-laws, Henry and Elva Gilson; sister-in-law, Rochelle Gilson; and nephew, Michael Ash.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 13, 2018 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy with Pastor Benjamin Enstad officiating. Burial will be in Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in West Jacksonport.

Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a devotion to be held at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church,Friday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

Jim was a devoted family man whose sense of humor and community spirit will be missed by all.

Memorials may be made in his memory for St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy.

David F. Trousil

By Schinderle Funeral Home


David F. Trousil, 91, DePere, passed away peacefully at Rennes Health and Rehab.  He was born Sept. 16, 1926 in Manitowoc to Elmer and Helen (Karl) Trousil.


David served in the US Army during WWII in the Phillipines from 1945-1946.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman.


David is survived by his five children Clark (Jeanne) Trousil, Paul (Donna) Trousil, Michele Trousil,  Jeff (Ellen) Trousil, and Kristie (Jon) Ambrose; nine grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; one sister Gwen Malkowski and many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Florence, special friend Arlene Krueger, one sister Ruth (Ray) Berres and two sisters-in-law Edna (Clarence) Sievert and Violet (Ted) Buza.


Family and friends may attend a gathering and service for David at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma,  Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10 AM until the time of services at11:30 AM with Rev. Gloria Butler officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date at the Carlton Volunteer Cemetery in West Kewaunee.


Extend your sympathy on our Tribute Wall at www.schinderle.com.


Clifford J. Tice, Jr.

By Huehns Funeral Home

Clifford James Tice, Jr., 97, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Tuesday afternoon, July 3, 2018 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services.

He was born May 16, 1921 in Redgranite, the son of Clifford Jay Tice, Sr. and Pearl Agnes (Skalitzky) Tice. Cliff graduated from Redgranite High School in 1938 and went on to study civil engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1942. He enlisted to serve his country with United States Navy in 1943, was commissioned as Ensign on July 26, and entered into active duty on August 8. Cliff served in WWII on Johnston Island in the south Pacific and was released from active duty on July 5, 1946. He was proud to be a "SeaBee", which was the nickname of the U.S. Navy's Construction Battalions (or CBs). Cliff was honorably discharged from the United States Naval Reserves on October 1, 1956 with the rank of Lieutenant.

He worked as a civil engineer in (power) plant engineering and construction. Cliff's primary employment was with Northern States Power Company (now known as Xcel Energy), which was an electric power generation and distribution company. Cliff retired from NSP in 1984.

He was united in marriage in the Catholic Church to Joan Helen Rush on April 5, 1986 in Minneapolis, MN. They shared over 14 years of marriage. Joan passed away from complications of ALS on July 4, 2000.

Cliff enjoyed hunting, fishing, and other outdoor pursuits. He had a strong commitment to family and served as caregiver to his parents, wife, and others.

Cliff is survived by his brother, Gerald (Janice) Tice of Redmond, WA; sister-in-law, Dorothy Tice of Sturgeon Bay; five nephews and two nieces, Larry (Diane), Chuck (Jean), Tom (Nancy), Bob (Gail), and Jon (Laura) Tice, and Betty (Scott) Rockendorf, all of Sturgeon Bay; and Kim (James) Mastan of Redmond, WA.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brother; Robert Tice, Sr.; nephew and two nieces; and other relatives.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Ron Colombo officiating. Clifford will be laid to rest beside his parents in Bayside Cemetery with full military honors by the United States Navy and V.F.W. Post #3088.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

"Our family would like to extend a special thanks to the staffs of Pine Crest Village, St. Vincent Hospital, and Unity Hospice for their compassionate care given to Cliff."

     Memorials may be given in his name for the ALS Association (the national non-profit association fighting Lou Gehrig's disease).

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

Paul S. Becker

By Casperson Funeral Home



June 14, 1953 - December 22, 2017

A celebration of the Life of Paul S. Becker will be held on July 29, 2018 at 2623 Summit Road in Baileys Harbor, WI. This is at the Baileys Harbor Recreational Park after the Baileys Harbor A's vs Washington Island Baseball game.

Time will be from 5PM to 7PM -- Food and Refreshments

Gloria M. Tebon

By Forbes Funeral Home



Gloria Mae (Sacotte) Tebon, 84, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at home on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer. Gloria was born in Brussels to Mervin and Mayme (Denil) Sacotte. She married the love of her life Donald Tebon on September 20, 1952, he preceded her in death on October 5, 2013.

Gloria and her husband owned and operated their own trucking business for many years. Gloria enjoyed spending time with her family and watching the generations grow. Gloria and Don spent a long and happy retirement traveling in their RV and wintering in Arizona. In the last few years, Gloria enjoyed trips to the casinos with her daughter and son-in-law.

Gloria is survived by 4 children, Randy Tebon, Little Sturgeon; Lee Ann Tebon, Sturgeon Bay; Robin (Dick) Johnson, Brussels; Kim (Larry) McKinney, Sturgeon Bay; 8 grandchildren; 11 great- grandchildren; mother-in-law, Mathilda Tebon; 2 brothers, Allen "Satch" Sacotte, Llewellyn Sacotte; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Gloria is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; sister, Donna Lardinois; brothers-in-law, Donald Lardnois and Dale Tebon; father-in-law, Jule Tebon; and recently her aunt, Gail Walker.

Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 12:00 noon until the time of service.  In-lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to DOOR CANcer.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Jeannine Toppe-Eggert

By Forbes Funeral Home



Jeannine Anne (Jorgenson) Toppe-Eggert, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on July 4, 2018.  She was born in Maplewood, WI on September 29, 1931 to Elden & Lauretta (Fischer) Jorgenson.

She moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1937 and went to the old Sawyer School and the old Sturgeon Bay High School, graduating in 1949.  Her first job was at the original Palmer Johnson's by the bridge as a receptionist/bookkeeper.

On March 1, 1952, she married James Paul Erwin Toppe.  They had five children and lived in Sturgeon Bay until 1960.  They later moved to Milwaukee and in 1968 to Marquette, Michigan, returning to Sturgeon Bay in 1984.  Paul passed away in 1989.

Jeannine worked for Dr. Ronald DeMark, Dr. Walter Norris, and Steven Morris all optometrists in Marquette. She also worked at N.W.T.C in Sturgeon Bay and happily returned to Palmer Johnson's, retiring in 2000.  She was a lifelong and very active member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church and WELS.  On September 21, 2002, she married Paul Eggert.  He passed away in 2005.

Survivors include her sisters, Lois (Darrell) Jeremiassen and Nancy (Richard) Schneider; the Toppe children:  Kathleen (Leonard) Kurtz, Coleen (James) Fralick, Michelle (Steve) Zaworski, Mike Toppe (Dan Nichols), and Patti (Keith) Christopherson;  Paul Eggert's children: Mark (Chris) Eggert, Joel (Paula) Eggert, and Rodd (Kari) Eggert: Toppe grandchildren: Taryne (Adrian) Haskamp, Anna Kurtz, Kristofer (Tara Farley) Toppe, Nicholas (Kimberly) Zaworski, Alena, Eric, Rachel and Faith Christoperson;  the Eggert grandchildren:  Carrie (Jeff) Valentin, Jeff (Sophie) Eggert, Nicholas (Christina) Eggert, Christopher, Allysa, and Maggie Eggert, Rachel (Ben) Witmer, and Timothy (Erin Held) Eggert; Toppe great-grandchildren: Anthony and Alex Haskamp, Noah and Kayden Toppe; Eggert great-grandchildren:  Caissa and Archer Valentin, and Ethan Eggert.

Preceded in death by parents Elden & Lauretta Jorgenson, husbands Paul Toppe and Paul Eggert, sister Kristin Konrad and her beautiful grandchildren, Emily Kurtz, Kyle and Michaela Christopherson.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Burial will be in Mt. Olive Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be directed to St. Peter Lutheran School, Mt. Olive Cemetery, or a charity of your choice.

Edward J. Michalek

By Paul Schmitt    

Edward J. Michalek, New Berlin WI, died unexpectedly Wednesday June 27 at the age of 68.
Ed was born in Kewaunee on January 18, 1950 to the late Edward V. and Esther M. Michalek.  He graduated from Kewaunee High School with the class of '68.  He attended UW-Oshkosh and then moved to Milwaukee where he had a career in the Title Insurance field.  He owned his own company until his retirement.  He enjoyed traveling, watching the Brewers and Packers and spending time with his canine buddy Pugsley.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Nancy, son Joel (Lisa) Waukesha, siblings, Judy (Jim) Bruemmer and Toni Charles, Kewaunee, Peggy (Gary) Van Boxel, Dyckesville, nephews and nieces; Jeff (Michelle) Bruemmer, Sturgeon Bay, Lisa (Al) Van Hoosen, Green Bay, Chris (Mandy) Charles, Suamico, Cori (Mike) Neumeyer, Mayville along with great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in New Berlin at a later date.
Rest in peace, Ed.  We will miss your visits and dry sense of humor and contagious laugh. 'Hope you are playing in the Rock N Roll Heaven Band.

Danny Stehula

By Schinderle Funeral Home


Danny Stehula, 76, Algoma, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Bellin Hospital.  He was born September 23, 1941 in Algoma to Henry and Marie (Tietz) Stehula.


Danny graduated from St. Paul's Grade School and the Algoma High School in 1959.  Danny's saying from high school was "The devil is a sissy, compared to me".  He worked at the US Plywood, drove for a beer distributor, was a butcher for different stores.  He then opened his own meat market.


He married Carol Kolstad Dix, November 3,1973 at St. Paul's Church. They owned and operated Carol's Coffee shop for a number of years and then they opened Dairy Dan's where he worked until his retirement.


Danny was the youngest to ever be on the Algoma Fire Department at the age of 16.  He retired from there  as the Captain serving over 30 years.  Danny was in the Army Reserves and was on the Drill Team Squad.


If Danny wasn't hunting or fishing you would find him at the local coffee shops talking with "the guys".  Some of Danny's one liners were "Too Bad", "Scout's Honor", "Shit Happens", and he would call all the ladies, "Honey".  His grandchildren would call him "Grunchie Grandpa".


He is survived by his wife Carol, four children Terri (Mike) Zettel, Tim Dix (Jim), Tammi (Ken) Malsack and Sue (Dr. Lance) Kirchman; 8 grandchildren Tracey, Tori, Tara, Teal, Emily, Erin, Taylor and Cole; 12 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Jacque (Jim) Rodgers, in-laws Victor (Minette) Kolstad, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Dick (Ruth) Kolstad and Ralph (Donna) Detjen.


Family and friends may attend the visitation, Thursday, July 5, 2018 at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 3 PM until the time of the prayer service at 7 PM. Thenon Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM with Rev. John Moll officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.


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.

Gail Zahn

By McKenzie Konop       



 

Gail Zahn, 81, of Sturgeon Bay died on June 29, 2018.   She was born November 13th, 1936, in Sturgeon Bay to Chester and Lettie Ostram.  She was salutatorian of the Class of 1954 of Sevastopol High School.  She later attended Badger Business School in Green Bay.  On September 1st of 1956, she married her high school sweetheart Roger Zahn.

Gail worked at the Door County Chamber of Commerce and later she and her husband Roger established Zahn's Green Thumb at the corner of Highway 42/57 and Gordon Road in Sevastopol, a business they operated with their family for over 40 years.  She loved working in their cherry and apple orchards, strawberry patch and large vegetable garden. In her youth, she picked 94 pails of cherries in one day.

She enjoyed many vacations with family to Disney World as well as Hawaii, Mexico, Jamaica and several cruises.  She was a season ticket holder of the Green Bay Packers.  She loved the Milwaukee Brewers and Sevastopol athletics.  She was proud that all her children and grandchildren were graduates of Sevastopol High School.

Gail also enjoyed a game of bridge playing in many tournaments with her son over the years and played bingo for years at the Jaycee Club House.  Gail sang in the choir at St. Peter's Lutheran church and for many years was a Sunday school teacher.  She worked as a poll worker in Sevastopol for over 40 years. In 1994, she gave life to her son a second time with the donation of one of her kidneys.

She is survived by sons, Jay Zahn and Jan (Betty) Zahn of Sturgeon Bay and daughter Jody (David) Wheat also of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Lacy (Josh) Massart of Brussels, Scarlett Zahn of Sturgeon Bay, Jenna (Steve) Pavlat of Plymouth, and Jeremy Wheat of Sturgeon Bay;  four great-grandchildren and a sister-in-law Betty Ostram of Sturgeon Bay.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Roger, a son Jeff, brother Chester Ostram Jr. and infant sister Gloria.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. MONDAY, JULY 9, 2018 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, the Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.  Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home, SUNDAY JULY 8, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. and then after 10:00 a.m. Monday at the church until time of services.  A devotion service will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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