Obituaries Archives for 2019-02

Marie Audrey Bertschinger

Marie Audrey Bertschinger, 91, of Egg Harbor, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2018 at the Skilled Nursing Facility in Sturgeon Bay.

     Daughter to the late Louis and Ella Fintelmann, Marie was born on January 28, 1928 in the town of Herman (Franklin).  Growing up on a farm, one of her favorite jobs was feeding the chickens.  Upon Sheboygan High School graduation, she worked briefly as a nanny in California.  When she returned home, she worked as a waitress at Schwartz's in Elkhart Lake.  She made a career change to a legal assistant for a law firm in Sheboygan.  During that job, Bill's brother-in-law arranged a blind date which resulted in marriage within a year.

     She married William Bertschinger on November 10, 1956 and moved to Egg Harbor.  Shortly thereafter, they had four daughters within 29 months of each other.  Marie's early years were busy carting her daughters to every lesson imaginable.  The family's fondness for travel started when the girls were very young and continues to this day.  Snowmobile weekends, college weekends with their daughters, family trips as well as trips with Bill provided many lasting experiences.  Marie and Bill were married for 62 years.    

     Marie enjoyed working many jobs at The Alpine Resort, most notably at the desk and in the office.  She worked on election days in Egg Harbor, helped start the Student Exchange Program at Gibraltar High School, was an Egg Harbor Chicks founding member, Homemaker Club member and Girl Scout leader, was active in the Egg Harbor Women’s Club and became the first female Director at the Bank of Sturgeon Bay. 

     Always a true lady, Marie was a fabulous cook who enjoyed creating meals for her family.  Marie's enjoyments were too many to list.  A true sports fan, she watched Packers games, basketball games, any Wisconsin team sport and accompanied her family to many sports venues.  She enjoyed the Friday night fish gang (you know who you are), shopping with the gals, theater, the musical variety of the Alpine bands, playing sheepshead and cribbage, and telling jokes in particular.

     First and foremost, family was always the focus.  Marie was the glue of the family, as a wife, mother and grandmother, always delighted to spend time with her four grandsons.  She cherished her family gatherings.  She is survived by her husband, Bill; daughters, Emily (Dave) Pitchford (their sons, Billy and Ryan); Carey Bertschinger; Christy Bertschinger; Cindy Livingston (her sons, T. J. and Christian); and many nieces and nephews with whom she remained close.     

     Her family is blessed and grateful for the many family, friends and close Alpine guests.  They have graced her family with their kindness and friendship which provided opportunities, adventures and memories.  The family is most appreciative of the First Responders, Doctors, Nurses and Caregivers who have assisted the family with Marie's care.

     "… Smile"


     Marie’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service held at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, February 18, 2019 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Egg Harbor with Pastor Michael Morris officiating.  Marie will be laid to rest in Egg Harbor Town Cemetery at a later date.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Monday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of service.

     There will also be a celebration of Marie’s life this summer. Date to be determined.

     Memorials may be given in Marie’s honor for Calvary United Methodist Church Endowment Fund.

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Bertschinger family.

Louis J Kohlbeck

Louis J Kohlbeck, 75, of Goodman died Tuesday February 12, 2019 at the Oscar G Johnson Medical Center in Iron Mountain, Michigan, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. He was born September 22, 1943 in Brussels to the late Leo and Marie (Simon) Kohlbeck.
On June 6, 1964 he married Loretta Dequaine at St. Louis church in Dyckesville. Louis attended Brussels High School and served in the US Army in Schweinfurt, Germany.
He was a devoted family man and an avid outdoorsman. He took pride in passing on the family traditions and love of the outdoors to his grandchildren. He was raised hunting and fishing and was passionate about sharing his knowledge with his sons and grandchildren. He was very proud that they carried on the family traditions. He fell in love with the Northwoods area and made it his home with the “deer” of his life!! He loved to have his whole family visiting. He enjoyed the full house (including all the family dogs!)
Louie could spin a good yarn--anyone who knew him could expect to hear a great story and a have a good laugh. Especially with his buddies, Red & Skip! He enjoyed his 10 a.m. get together with the cronies at the 8-Hi Club. 
He is survived by his wife, Loretta. His three sons and daughters in-law. Louis and Kim, Jeff and Jill, Kevin and Cathy. Grandchildren, Cooper (Morgan) Matt (Cassie) and Meridith Kohlbeck, Ben (Jessica) Schmitt, Jamie and Makayla Velarde. Amanda Kyles (Andy), Ana Nelson (Brady), Angela Strasse (Matt). Samantha Binsfeld (Mike), Zach and Brooke Kohlbeck. And eight Great Grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters and a brother in-law. Shirley and Clete Fontaine and Donna Aznoe. Also surviving brothers and sisters in-law, Lyle and Carol Dequaine, Liela and Glenn Laluzerne, Linda and Lynn Valentine, Lylas and Terry Dequaine, Hank and Mary Kollross, Lee and Sue Dequaine, Larry Dequaine, Lois and Cliff VanZeeland. And many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Marie Kohlbeck, his in-laws, Arnold and Ruby Dequaine and sister in-law Louella Kollross. 
Thank you to all the doctors and staff at Oscar G Johnson Medical Center for the excellent care Louie received. There will be Celebration of Life at a later date.
We’re sure you’re up there bluegill fishing and stalking the big bucks. Keep your powder dry and watch your’n topknot.
Godspeed Louie!

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Charlene (Appel) Rice

Charlene (Appel) Rice, 73, passed away peacefully at her home near Sister Bay after multiple long, serious illnesses on the morning of Sunday, February 10, 2019 with family nearby.

     She was born February 13, 1945, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Clara (Pratt) Appel.  As a child, she experienced all the hard work and fun times of growing up on a farm.  She attended First Baptist Church and accepted the Lord as her Savior at the age of nine.

     Charlene attended Appleton Grade School and graduated with honors from Gibraltar High School in 1963.  She attended University of Wisconsin – Stout, where she was in Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship.  She graduated in 1967 with a major in home economics.

     The next chapter of Charlene’s life began with teaching at Elkhorn (Wisconsin) Middle School for ten years.  During that time, she made many dear friends, especially people from a newly established church in Elkhorn.  Pastor Richard Eckman persuaded her to leave the public school system to teach at East Delavan Baptist Academy, which she did for the next six years.

     Charlene had a desire to live closer to her father, whose health was failing, so she accepted an opening at Bay City Baptist  Academy, where she taught for the next 13 years.  She was much loved by her many students, some of whom went on to become pastors and other Christian workers.

     In 1996, she married Grant Rice, a missionary church planter, whom she had met years prior in Elkhorn.  She retired from teaching and they eventually moved to her childhood home.  For 11 years before his death, they travelled throughout the United States, visiting and encouraging many churches.  She had fond memories of places she had visited and people she had met.

     After Grant’s death, she began researching her family history and community and self-published many books, including “Northern Door County’s Appleport School”.  She was a member of the Sister Bay Historical Society and in recent years, a member of First Baptist Church in Sister Bay.

     Charlene was proud to have taught Reggie White’s children and nieces and nephews during her teaching career.  She also enjoyed watching sports, such as NASCAR, football, baseball and basketball.  She loved to listen to Country Western and Christian music.

     Charlene was a generous, caring Christian woman of strong and joyous faith; a faith that she loved to share with everyone she met.  Though she faced death so many times in the past ten years, she remained cheerful, courageous and unafraid of death.

     Charlene is survived by her two sisters, Marie (Jerry) Elven and Judith (Roger) Erickson; two step-sons, Grant Rice II and Jonathan Rice; two step-daughters, Patricia Siderius and Cathy Rice; five nephews, Greg Anderson, Steven Anderson, Matt (Cassie) Elven, Mark (Sarah) Erickson and Paul Erickson; three great-nieces; four great-nephews; one great-great niece; one great-great nephew; as well as many dear friends.

     In addition to her parents, Charlene was preceded in death by her husband, Grant; sister, Diane (Bill) Anderson; and nephew, Lee Erickson.

     Charlene’s life will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay.  She was laid to rest near her parents and husband in Little Sister Cemetery.

     The public is welcome to gather at the church beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.

     Memorials may be made in Charlene’s name to Door-Tran, Unity Hospice or a church of your choosing.

     Casperson Funeral Home of Sister Bay is assisting Charlene’s family.  

Frances Schmiling

Frances Schmiling, 95, Algoma, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 at Autumn's Journey.  She was born Sept. 16, 1923 in Two Rivers to Wenzel and Mary ( Uhlers) Bosdeck.

  Frances married Gordon "Mike" Schmiling Nov. 22, 1941.  Together they farmed and owned Schmiling Oil Co. in Algoma.  He preceded her in death Aug. 17, 1992.

  She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma.

  Frances is survived by her son, Bruce (Pat) Schmiling, Menomonie, WI; and daughter Nancy (Jerry) Kolmorgen, Kewaunee; five grandchildren Lisa (Eric) Boettcher, Osseo, WI; Lori (Nick) Gilles, Plum City; Sara (Kurt) Hanneman, Oshkosh; Faith (Korey) Schweiner, Denmark and Adam (Carrie) Kolmorgen, Kewaunee; 17 great grandchildren and two great-great granchildren; one sister-in-law Barbara Bosdeck.  She was preceded in  death by her husband, parents, five siblings Evelyn (Norman) Wessel, Emil (Ethel) Bosdeck, Edward (Harriet and Vernetta) Bosdeck, Charles Bosdeck, Wenzel Bosdeck; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Leroy (Loretta) Schmiling, Elbert (Olive) Schmiling, Beatrice (Rob) Schley, Mae (Ervin) Krueger, Via (Hank) Jacobs, Minnette (Vic) Kolstad, Dorothy (Lester) Wolske, Norma (Pete) Mueller and Elma Lou Schmiling.

  Family and friends may call at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 from 11:00 AM until the time of services at 1:00 PM with Rev. John Moll and Rev. Joel McKenney officiating.  Burial in St. Paul's Cemetery.

  Many thanks go out to the staff of Autumn's Journey, Algoma Rescue, Unity Services and Pastors Moll and McKenney for all the care and kindness shown to our mom.

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Merril "Brownie" Little

Merril “Brownie” Little, 94, of Brussels, passed away on February 10, 2019, at Anna’s House in Sturgeon Bay.  He was born October 12, 1924, in Morgan Siding, Wisconsin to Louis and Hilda (Miller) Little.  Brownie served his country in the U.S. Navy during WW II in the Pacific theatre.  

On Aug. 22, 1951, he married Anita K. Kerscher in Maplewood.  She preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 2004. For many years Brownie worked as an electrician and was a member of local #158.

Brownie was proud to be a life-long, enrolled member of the Stockbridge Munsee Tribe.  He enjoyed routine trips to the reservation to visit family and friends.  Brownie will always be remembered as being a terrific father, fun loving, good hearted, and having a great personality and being a “people” person. 

He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and helping out neighbors and friends.  During his life, Brownie touched a lot of peoples lives with his kindness towards others.

Survivors include three daughters, Linda (Joseph) Smith, Brussels; Kay (Karl) Seitz, Sturgeon Bay; Yvonne (Eric) Haberli, Sturgeon Bay; five grandchildren, Todd and Eric Smith, Jessie (Jeremy) Kadonko, Brandon and Renae Bastar; three step-grandchildren, Lisa Haberli, Gina (Mark) Felhofer, Andrew Haberli; four great-grandchildren, Lindsey, Matthew, Grace, and Ryan; one sister Karen Wyveen; three step-sisters, Muriel, Sherry, and Susan.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers, and sisters.

Funeral services with veteran honors will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019, at St Francis & St. Mary Parish in Brussels with Rev. Edward Looney officiating.  Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Forbes Funeral Home and at the church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  A prayer service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.


Leo Walter "Zip" Zipperer

 “Welcome to beautiful Door County in wonderful Wisconsin!” Those were the words that greeted friends and family and were added to the many county and town board resolutions that Leo thrived on creating for the future and “betterment” of the place he called home: DOOR COUNTY, WI.

     Leo Walter Zipperer, 77, of the Town of Sevastopol, WI, and also of Palmetto, FL, passed away at his home in Florida on Monday, February 4, 2019 with his family at his side.

     “Zip” was born February 18, 1941 in Whitelaw, WI, the son of Walter Anton Zipperer and Mary (Reiderer) Zipperer. Leo graduated from Lincoln High School in Manitowoc, WI in 1959. He went on to join the Manitowoc Sheriff’s Department before entering the State Patrol Academy.

     Leo served as a state patrol officer with the Wisconsin State Patrol for over 33 years and retired in 1993.

     On August 19, 1975, he married Margi Overbeck Stafford. They shared over 43 years of happiness together.

     In his retirement, Leo continued serving his community as a member of the Door County Board of Supervisors for 28 years (first elected in 1974) with three terms as Chairman and oversaw such projects as the construction of the Justice Center and the remodeling of Government Center. As a resident of the Town of Sevastopol, he served on the Town Board as Chairman for over 20 years and oversaw the Town Park and Town Hall projects. Leo also served as President of Bayside Cemetery Association for many years and during that time, helped plan the construction of the columbariums and the remodeling of the chapel. The running “joke” at Bayside was, “The only way a person could ‘retire’ from the presidency was to live there full-time.”

     In all of these offices, Leo was described as someone who always informed himself about the issues, listened to others, and was a good friend. Zip operated with a kind heart, fully-engaged and was the consummate professional in all the endeavors that he undertook.

     He had a passion for lawn maintenance and home improvement and even raked in his "free time." He actually “invented” a rake to simplify the job. Leo was a hard worker, but also knew how to have a good time. His family remembers him for being calm and level-headed. And yes, always loaded with advice.

     Leo will be missed by his wife, Margi; children,  Kathy (Steve) Zipperer of Deforest, WI, Shannon (Yuzhen) Stafford of Indianola, IA and Steffanie (Chris Olson) Stafford of Sturgeon Bay, WI, and Gregory (Britt) of Door County, WI; grandchildren, Sophia Stafford, Quinn Stafford, and Tony Hu; sister, Margaret Mueller of Rice Lake, WI; siblings-in-law, Barbra Zipperer and Gretchen Zipperer, Bill (June) Overbeck, Chuck (Kathy) Overbeck, Little Bit LeClair, Jennifer (Steve) Baudhuin, and Karin Overbeck; stepmother-in-law, Betty Overbeck and many wonderful, “fantastical” and talented nieces and nephews; other amazing relatives; and friends. And the Slammer!

     He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Edward Remiker; brothers, Donald, Gerald, and Allen Zipperer and stepbrother, Norbert Remiker; and brothers-in-law, Loyal Mueller, Philip Overbeck, and Michael Overbeck; also preceded by parents-in-law, Thea Jay “Tiz Peterson and Fred J. Peterson and Henry W. Overbeck.

     Leo’s final “meet and greet” will be as follows: 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2019 at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 and also on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. His funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Mark Richards officiating.

     Leo will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery.

     If you wish to make a memorial, please consider Bayside Cemetery or the Sevastopol Town Hall and Park.

     “Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of Tidewell Hospice for their care given to Leo and especially to his nephew, Aaron LeClair, daughter, Steffanie Stafford, and the family and staff at Huehns Funeral Home for their care this past week and helping to bring Leo home.”

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

Harlan Patrick Bauldry

Harlan Patrick Bauldry, 80 of Egg Harbor, passed away Monday, February 4, 2019 at Bellin Hospital with his family by his side.

     He was born March 15, 1938 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Harry Sr. and Avila (Trepanier) Bauldry. Harlan graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1956. He married Patricia Mosgaller on June 11, 1960 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Jacksonport. They were blessed with 58 years of marriage.

     Harlan worked as an electrician in Sun Prairie before moving back to Door County in 1973, where he worked at Bay Ship until 1984. He then owned his own business, Bauldry Electric, until retiring.

     Harlan had a great love for nature evident by his knowledge of bird and tree species. He enjoyed watching wild life, was an active outdoorsman and loved deer hunting. Above all, his family was most important to him.  He enjoyed teaching his children and grandchildren about life and nature.

     Harlan will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Patty; four children, Karen (Wayne) Harrison, Florence, WI, Kevin (JoAnn) Bauldry, Fish Creek, Kim (Mark) Schartner, Sturgeon Bay, and Kristi (Mike) Martin, Green Bay; 13 grandchildren, Allysa (Garrett) Vucenic, Bryce Kerscher, Thad (Rhiannon) Harrison and Zack (Mikayla) Harrison, Austin and Aleah Bauldry, Ashley (Erik) Luebker, Adam (Corrine) Schartner, Amanda (Conrad) Wilson and Autumn Schartner, Kaylen, Mariah and Connor Martin; Four great-grandchildren, Lana and Lynley Luebker, Caleb and Brody Schartner; two sisters-in-law, Ginger Bauldry, Suamico and Susie Bauldry, Baileys Harbor; two brothers-in-law, Ronnie Daubner and Jon Schneeberger; Patty’s family, in-laws, Bonnie and Ralph Schartner, Betty Schartner, Judy and Richard Pastorius, John and Mary Mosgaller; many nieces and nephews.

     Harlan was preceded in death by his son, Keith (1998); his parents; brother and sisters, Harry Jr., Howard, Donald, Vincent, Myron, Arzetta, Kenneth, Gene, Leila Faye and Lucille.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Stella Maris – Egg Harbor site with Fr. David Ruby as celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

     Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2019, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with the Rosary to be prayed at 3:45 p.m. and a parish wake service to be held at 7:45 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:00 a.m.

     Memorials may be made in Harlan’s memory to Door CANcer, Inc., P.O. Box 423, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

Sylvia Mae Londo

Sylvia Mae Londo, age 93, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.

    She was born August 11, 1925 in Sturgeon Bay, daughter of the late Richard and Florence (Werkeiser) Ash. Sylvia attended Sevastopol High School was a lifelong member of St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy.

    On June 5, 1948, she was united in marriage with Darold John Londo. Darold and Sylvia were dairy farmers for 40 years. Together, they were blessed with three wonderful children, six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Sylvia enjoyed helping out with church functions whenever possible, caring for the elderly, and her precious grandchildren. After retiring, they spent their days gardening many vegetables and beautiful flowers. Their farm was often referred to as a piece of heaven on earth.

    Sylvia is survived by her children Dale Londo, Jane (Kenneth) Larson, and Barbara Londo; grandchildren, Scott, Gayle, Stacy, Carrie, Kelly, and Robin; and great-grandchildren Cameron, Dane, Troy, Jackson, Westyn and Sylas.

    She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Darold Londo; three brothers; and two sisters.

    Sylvia’s life will be honored with a funeral service on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Benjamin Enstad officiating.  Sylvia will be laid to rest next to her husband, Darold, in the church cemetery.

    Family and friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Friday, February 8, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  A Devotion will conclude the evening at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service.

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


Mary Aznoe

Mary Elizabeth Newgaard Aznoe, 78, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Feb. 4, 2019, at Sturgeon Bay Health Services, where she resided after a fall in August of 2018.  She was born January 2, 1941 in Minneapolis, MN.  She was the daughter of James O. and Margaret (Orthober) Newgaard.

Mary and her parents moved to Sturgeon Bay from Minneapolis when she was in high school, where she graduated from SBHS in 1959.

Mary worked in healthcare most of her life, she was an EMT, worked in the ER, the ICU, and SNF at Door County Memorial Hospital where she retired in 2003, after 38 years of service.  She was a member of Local 150.  While raising three children, she worked two jobs to support her family: the night shift at the hospital and days for Porter-Kiehnau Home Care.  She also waitressed at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club in her younger years.

As a child she had fond memories of time spent at the family cottage on Ham Lake.  She had a green thumb and loved her plants and flowers.  Mary enjoyed playing sheepshead with her family, especially with her grandchildren, and her lady friends at Big Hill Regency.  She was a huge Dancing with the Stars fan, family knew better than to call during those seasons.  She enjoyed Facebook and playing Words with Friends on her kindle.  Mary was an avid football fan and loved to cheer on the Green Bay Packers, Clemson, and Penn State.

Survivors include her twin daughters, Margi (Duke) Ford, of New Franken; and Stephanie (Todd) Crewe, of Sturgeon Bay, her son, Jim Aznoe of Sturgeon Bay;  “Grandma Mary” will be greatly missed by her 5 grandchildren:  Alexandra (Lucas) Kaczmarzyk of Appleton, Steven Ford of Appleton, Jake Ford of Green Bay, Elvin (Allysa Leverenz) Frisque of Salem, Oregon, and Rachael (Dustin Allen) Aznoe of Fish Creek; and her pride and joy, great-granddaughter Bailey Mae Ford; 2 nieces and 2 nephews:  Randee Kay Pino-Marina, Lynn (Tom) Casper, Jay Newgaard and Gary (Deb) Newgaard; and “the girl next door”, Liz Boyd-Swiatek.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Jesse and Marie (Heldman) Cottington; and 2 half-brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Delores Newgaard, Don and Evelyn Newgaard and nephew, Jimmy Newgaard.

Funeral services will be 7:00 pm Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with the Rev. Dr. Matthew Knapp officiating.  Friends may call on Friday at the funeral home from 4:00 – 7:00 pm.

Moms journey on earth has ended, her life was filled with much happiness and sorrow.  Her health kept her from doing so many of the things she loved; now her spirit is free.

Andrea C. Feest

Andrea C. Feest, 50, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away as the result of a heart attack on Jan. 31, 2019.  She was born to Clayton and Mary Feest and grew up on the family farm in the Maplewood area.

Andrea will be missed and remembered by her brothers and sisters and their families: Joe (Beth) Feest of Franksville, WI; Steve (Heidi) Feest of Sturgeon Bay; Kristy (Gary) Barrett of Port St. Lucie, FL; Patty Tebon of Kolberg; and Carla (Bryan) Ritter of Sturgeon Bay; as well as aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Her life will be honored with a time of sharing and visiting on Saturday, Feb. 9th at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Friends and relatives may call from 1:00 to 4:00 pm that day.   A memorial fund has been established in her name.

Marie C. (Chalupsky) Kalcik

Marie C. Kalcik, age 76 of Kewaunee, died on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at home surrounded by her family.  She was born on April 19, 1942 in Two Rivers to the late William and Clara (Robinson) Chalupsky.


After graduating from Two Rivers High School, she married Anton Kalcik October 8, 1960.  Marie and Tony operated a dairy farm in the Town of Carlton all of their lives.  She enjoyed playing cards, gardening, polka dancing, doing crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.


Survivors include her husband Anton of fifty-eight years; two sons: Anton V. Kalcik, Denmark; Jerry (April) Kalcik, Kewaunee; three daughters: Donna Smith, Luxemburg; Nancy Kalcik, Two Rivers; Sandra (Jeffrey) Staats, Casco; seven grandchildren: Dustin (Melinda) Smith; Nicole (Sean) Hanely; James Staats; Jacob Staats; Katelyn Staats, Jenna Kalcik, Desiree Kalcik; two great grandchildren: Sadie Smith; Carter Hanely; one sister: Irene Pekarek, Casco.  She was preceded in death by one grandson: Bryon Smith and a brother-in-law: Dayton Pekarek.


At Marie’s request, there will be no visitation and a private funeral service for the family will be held at a later date with Pastoral Minister, Christal Wavrunek officiating.  Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.


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The family would like to thank the staffs of Unity Hospice and Bellin Cancer Team for all of the care and concern that they gave Marie and her family. 

Audrey A. (Dax) Erickson

Audrey Dax Erickson, age 92 of Milwaukee, formerly of Kewaunee passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 20, 2019.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Levi Erickson; parents: Herman E. and Mabel (Michalek) Dax; four brothers and three sisters.  Audrey was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother to five children; Greg (Jeanne) Erickson, GA; Cady (Jim) Eidler, Arkdale, WI; Joe Erickson, FL; Carrie (Bob) Lenarduzzi, NV; Rick Erickson, Madison, WI; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and three brothers: Marvin, Andrew and David.

Friends may call at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee after 4:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9 until the time of services.  A funeral service will be held at 6:00 p.m. by Dcn. Chuck Agnew.  Burial will be at a later date in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations to St. Jude Children’s Hospital would be appreciated.

James O. Bernklau

 James O. Bernklau, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, fell asleep in the loving arms of his family and awoke in the arms of the Lord, Tuesday morning, January 29, 2019, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.

     He was born November 22, 1936, in Milwaukee, the son of Orren Joseph Bernklau and Monette (Heinzen) Bernklau. Jim attended St. Sebastian School and graduated from Pius XI High School in 1955, both in Milwaukee. He was united in marriage to Anne Margaret Burt, whom he had known since high school, on October 18, 1957, at St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in Wauwatosa. They were blessed with over 61 years of marriage.

     Jim worked on a farm as a kid, but spent his entire adult life working in real estate management, as he owned and operated Metropolitan Management Company in Milwaukee for over 40 years. He provided building rehab for Savings and Loans, amongst other places over the years. Jim and Anne moved to Fort Meyers, FL in 2002 and enjoyed spending their summer months in Sturgeon Bay where they had property since 1965.

     He was a former parishioner of St. Jude the Apostle and Christ King, both in Wauwatosa, then St. Lukes in New Berlin. While in Door County, Jim occasionally attended St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus in West Allis. Jim had professional memberships in the Real Estate Examining Board in the Milwaukee area and the Wisconsin Realtors and National Realtors Associations. He was a former board member of the Door Property Owners Association, a former President of Cabot's Cove, and also served on the board for Town of Nasewaupee. Jim was a proud stockholder of the Green Bay Packers.

     He was a "putterer" who liked woodworking and fixing things. Jim loved the outdoors and fishing. He liked playing cards, especially Swedish Rummy. Jim loved ice cream and Karleen's cookies and also liked spaghetti and fish. He would dress up as Santa and deliver toys to kids at other families' homes. With his strong political views, Jim should have been a political commentator. He will be remembered for his sayings: "...And stick to the basics.", "glubs" (gloves), "battries" (batteries), and wanted to build his dream "4x4 home on an 8x8" lot, for being a "meat and potatoes" kind of guy, but above all, Jim will be remembered as being a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. 

     He will be missed by his dear wife, Anne; six children, Jane (Glen) Herlitz of Sturgeon Bay, Jim (Lily) Bernklau of Oconomowoc, Kate (Bill) Sherrill of Irvington, VA, Tom (Karleen) Bernklau of Sussex, Julie (Guy) Andrysick of Naples, FL, and Tim (Danette) Bernklau of Suamico; 15 grandchildren, Valerie (Jeff) Kretz, Matthew (Amber) Binney, Lane (Eric) Hagen, and Breanne (JP) Hayes, Jaisa (Andrew) Riemenschneider, Ashley and Cullen Bernklau, Gregory and Logan Ballering, Justin (Lindsay), Dylan, Dakota, and Alyssa Bernklau, Brady Hughes and Ben, Emily (Paul), and Hilary Andrysick, and Bradley and Adam Bernklau; eight great-grandchildren, Micah Vaness, Cooper and Layla Hagen, Huck, Moxie, and Zia Hayes, and Gwen and Issac Binney; two siblings-in-law, Mary Steinweber and Bob (Sue) Burt, both of Fort Meyers, FL; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.

     Jim was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Lauren Binney; parents-in-law, Robert and Armella (Weiss) Burt; brother-in-law, Tony Steinweber; and other relatives.

     His life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 12 noon on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Jim will be laid to rest in the Bayside Cemetery columbarium.

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

     Jim's family would like to thank the staff at Davita Dialysis Center for their weekly care, the drivers of Door to Door for their safe delivery and kind service, the medical staff at Door County Medical Center ER for their attention and continued care and Anna's Healthcare for their assistance.

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

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