Obituaries Archives for 2019-02

Clarence D. Clark

Clarence David Clark, 85, Algoma, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019. He was born on July 17, 1933 to the late John and Theresa (Resler) Clark. In July 18, 1987 he married Carol Schneider at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Algoma. Clarence enjoyed spending time with his family, bowling, playing dartball, spending time at the cottage, going to garage sales and auctions, and gardening, orchards and flowers.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; children, David (Linda) Clark, Daniel Clark, Dane (Donna) Clark, Cindy (George) Oram, Lloyd Clark, Gary (Lynn) Clark, Lori (Ron) Vandertie, and Kristi (Jay) Charles; the mother of his children, Joyce; step children, Kim Wery, Kyle (Edie) Schneider, and Kris (Tina) Schneider; step-daughter-in-law, Cheryl Schneider; 29 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, 15 step-great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild; his brother, Harvey Clark, and brother-in-law Gerald Pairns and sister-in-law Geraldine Reinhardt.
Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Debra; step-son, Kevin Schneider; 3 grandchildren; 4 brothers, and 1 half-brother; and 1 half-sister.
Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 9-11 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Funeral service will take place at 11:00 am with Pastor John Moll and Pastor Joel McKenney officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma.

 

Donald James Blahnik

Donald James Blahnik, 79, Winter Haven, FL, formerly of Algoma, passed away Monday, February 25, 2019. He was born on June 3, 1939 to the late Wenzel and Dorothy (Jirtle) Blahnik. A graduate of Algoma High School, he married Marilyn Hackett on November 28, 1959 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Algoma. Donald worked as a Driver’s License Examiner for the State of Wisconsin DMV for 30 years. He built and managed the Timber Trail Campgrounds on Cty Rd M, Algoma, WI for 26 years. Donald served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps. He was one of the original members of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church endowment committee and served as President of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for two terms. He loved the Green Bay Packers, and enjoyed playing Texas Hold ‘Em poker, his greatest joy was spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children, Jay (Cindy), Scott (Penny), Debi (Larry); grandchildren, Jami (Mike), Alecia (Jacob), Joshua, Caitlin (Steve), Ian (Haylee); great-grandchildren, Daisy, Ezekiel, Zara; sister, Evelyn (Paul); brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill, Mike (Judi), Diane; he is also survived by; nieces, nephews, cousins, friends.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Howard (Norma) Hackett.
Visitation will take place on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 9-11 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Funeral service will take place at 11:00 am with Pastor John Moll and Pastor Joel McKenney officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Paul Cemetery, Algoma. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Algoma is assisting the family.

 

Sandra A. Meyer

Sandra Ann “Sandy” Meyer, 61, of Brussels, passed away on February 25, 2019, at Bellin Hospital.  She was born March 5, 1957, in Algoma to Roy and Germaine (Berger) Renard.  On June 24, 2000, she married James J. Meyer Sr. in Sturgeon Bay.
Sandy worked at Emerson Motors for many years and was later employed by Walmart.  She will always be remembered for her infectious smile and contagious laugh.  She loved to be “on the go” driving anywhere and everywhere.  Sandy also enjoyed trips to casinos and just being around people.  She especially loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Monica (Christopher) Mackey, Brussels; Milissa (Ryan Kaye) Mueller, Sturgeon Bay; Sara Mueller, Brussels; two sons, Jim (Dawn) Meyer Jr., Appleton; Curt Meyer Sr., Sturgeon Bay; two grandchildren, Curt Jr. and Takoha Meyer; mother Germaine Renard, Brussels; one sister Sue (Scott) Sperber, Sturgeon Bay; one brother Mike (Jo) Renard, Brussels; as well as in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts and an uncle.
She was preceded in death by her father and grandparents.
Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.  Inurnment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Tuesday.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Robert (Bob) Havel

Robert (Bob) Havel, 74, Algoma, passed away Friday, February 22, 2019 following complications after a long battle with cancer.

    He was born May 25, 1944 in Algoma to the late Arthur and Louise (Blahnik) Havel, the youngest of four children.

    He grew up on a farm in the Gregorville area, graduated from Casco High School in 1962, and later completed a machining certification from Northeast Technical Institute. Following his graduation, he worked for Olsonite Corporation, formerly known as Plumbers Woodworking, until he was drafted to the United States Army in 1967 where he was stationed in Panama.  Upon his honorable discharge in 1969, he returned to Olsonite Corporation until 2003. During that time, he also ran a hobby farm.

    On August 21, 1971, he married JoAnn Stoller at St. Mary’s Church in Algoma.  They raised 4 children. He enjoyed traveling, making several trips out west hunting and visiting relatives in various states. One of his favorite trips was seeing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. Bob enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and watching them at their sporting events and other activities.  His real passion was the outdoors where he loved to hunt, spend time in the woods and plant trees on his land. His most recent and last conservation project was the installation of a ten-acre pollinator planting, which we lovingly referred to as “his prairie.” For the last two years he worked endlessly conducting management activities; it was his pride and joy. This past August, he hosted a pollinator walk open to the public which was featured on a local news segment.

     Bob is survived by his wife JoAnn of 47 years; their children James (Wendy), Casco and their children Gabe and Grace; Jackee (Patrick) Wessel, Luxemburg, and their children Malaki, Sylvia, Grace and Ella; Dr. Rebecca Havel (special friend Adam), Green Bay, and her children Zach and Hayden; Jonathan (Dr. Jennifer) Havel, Wausau, and their children Prentice and Kassandra; brother Jerome (Evelyn) Havel, Sturgeon Bay; sister Joyce LaCrosse, Algoma; mother-in-law, Gen Stoller, Algoma; sisters-in-law Sister Christine Stoller, Manitowoc, Mary (Doc) Ferron, Casco, Jane (Wade) Fletcher, Bend, OR, Kay Griep, Milwaukee, Claire (special friend, Jim), Delafield, Sue Shettleroe, Oro Valley, AZ, Ann DeLeon, Chino Hills, CA, Elizabeth (Josh) Burnim, Fairfield, CT; brothers-in-law Wayne Hafeman, Luxemburg, Dan (Peggy) Stoller, Crown Point, IN, Mark (Pate) Stoller, Florence, KY, David (Jing), Stoller, Bloomfield Hills, MI; and many nieces and nephews.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Louise; father-in-law, William Stoller; sister, Priscilla Hafeman; brother-in-law Dale LaCrosse; nephew, Scott Hafeman; niece, Gena Annoye.

   Family and friends may visit at SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, 1600 Schinderle Ln., Algoma, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019 and 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2 with a prayer service to follow.

   The family would like to extend special thanks and appreciation to Dr. Gautam and his staff at Aurora Oncology department for their compassionate care the past 5 ½ years.  We would also like to extend our thanks and appreciation to Kindel and Dr. Shah in the Aurora ICU for their compassion, support and care during his last hours of life.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be directed to a project in memory of Bob to help support his passion, land conservation.

Express your sympathy, memories or pictures on Bob's Tribute Wall at www.schinderle.com.

Alvin "Itsie" Elmer Krause

     Alvin “Itsie” Elmer Krause, 93, passed away peacefully at The Bay at North Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Manitowoc on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. 
     He was born on April 3, 1925 in Miles City, Montana and moved to Fish Creek shortly after his birth. Itsie graduated in the Class of 1943 at Gibraltar High School. Not long after he graduated, Itsie was drafted into the United States Army, and in 1944, was deployed to Okinawa to fight in World War II. He was overseas for two years.
     On January 17, 1948, he married the love of his life, Janet Lucille Beyer at the old parsonage in Baileys Harbor. Together, they raised eight children, enjoying what Northern Door County had to offer.
     Itsie and Janet owned a variety of businesses throughout their marriage, which include: Beyer’s Cottages (Edge of Park), Red Owl Grocery Store (On Deck), Dreamland Motel (Julie’s Park Cafe and Motel), Krause’s Pony Ring (Gibraltar Gill), Fiesta Restaurant (Fish Creek Grill), Edgewater Motel, Lang’s Resort (Old Post Office Restaurant), and 57 Depot. He was also the developer of the Fish Creek Condos, Fish Creek Estates, Orchard Condos, and Hilltop Inn. In addition to their entrepreneurial endeavors, he helped his father build the Eagle Tower (where he picked up scrap wood and was a runner), drove the strawberry truck from Baileys Harbor to Illinois, was the Fish Creek Constable, and drove bus for Gibraltar Area Schools for 35 years, a job which he loved dearly.
     He enjoyed golfing, gardening, mowing the lawn, being a member of the Egg Harbor Lions Club, vacationing in Florida, socializing with friends and spending ample amounts of time with his family, which was one of his most treasured endeavors of all.
     He is survived by his children Larry (Tammy), Lynne (William), Gary (Debbie), Sheri, Lee Ann, Paul (Marcella), and Karen; his 22 grandchildren, Chris, Troy, Kelly, Ryan, Ashley B., Matthew, Laura, Sean, Kayla, Ashley R., Naomi, Justin, Brandon, Casey, Kelsey, Kaylee, Ariana, Spencer, Sage, Chad, Carter, and Lilly; and eight great-grandchildren.
     He was preceded in death by his love, Janet Lucille Krause; his eldest son Roger; father, Emil Krause; mother, Emma Krause; sisters, Dorothy, Elsie and Florence (infancy); brothers, Ernest and Richard; and granddaughter, Tara.
     A funeral service to honor Itsie’s life will be held at Stella Maris Parish – Fish Creek site on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.  He will be laid to rest next to his wife, Janet, in Blossomberg Cemetery.
     A visitation will be held at Stella Maris Parish - Fish Creek site on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Visitation will continue on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at church from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Itsie’s name to the Eagle Tower Fund or to the Janet and Alvin Krause Scholarship.
     The Krause family would like to give a special thank you to Leanne Cruz for caring for Itsie over the past few years. Moreover, the Krause family would like to thank the wonderful staff of St. Vincent, The Bay at North Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center for their care and help over the last few months, Pastor Frank of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Casperson Funeral Home for their help with funeral arrangements, and Father Ruby for allowing us to use the Fish Creek church. We would additionally like to extend our thanks for all the love, support, and words of gratitude from dear friends, the loving Door County community, and beyond.

Douglas B. Butchart

Douglas Bradbury Butchart, “Mr. Thumb Fun”, 88, of Fish Creek, passed away at Door County Medical Center, in Sturgeon Bay, WI on Tuesday morning February 19, 2019.

     He was born May 17, 1930 in Evanston, IL the only child of the late James Douglas and Margaret (Shackell) Butchart.  His mother died when he was 6 years old and during his early school years he lived in Waukesha, WI with his widowed aunt, Adeline (Butchart) Hoag, and her two sons James and Donald Hoag, whom he considered brothers.  Following his graduation from high school in San Antonio, TX, he served his country in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War as a marine diver with expertise in explosives.  After his discharge, Doug graduated from Carroll College with a degree in business and was employed as a salesman.  He was a scuba dive instructor in Green Bay, WI and eventually opened his own dive shop in Door County.  Doug owned and operated one of Door County’s most popular tourist attractions, Thumb Fun Amusement Park for over 30 years until 1998.  He was a true entrepreneur, marketer, and risk taker, building that business from the ground up with over 35 rides and attractions and employing upwards of 60 people every summer.  On November 13, 1999 he married Robin K. Howell at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church.  They enjoyed traveling the United States and Canada and going on cruises.  Doug enjoyed cheering on his grandchildren at their various events, spending time on the computer, reading, and visiting with his many friends.

     Survivors include his wife, Robin of Fish Creek; daughter, Margaret “Peggie” (Grant) Olson of Hancock, MI; three grandchildren, Andrew, David and Paul; two step-children, Cheryl Sefton of Itasca, IL and her children, Nathan and Anya, Christopher (Brenda) Garber of San Bernadino, CA and their children, Aislinn and Logan (Kim) Garber and their daughter, Ivy Rose.

     Preceding Doug in death were his parents, James and Margaret Butchart; his wife Jeanne (Johnstone) Butchart and their infant son, Andrew; and his brothers-in-kind, Donald Hoag and James Hoag.

     A celebration of his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay with Pastor James Honig officiating. Military honors will follow at the church.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service. Following military honors, a reception will be held in the church fellowship hall. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in Doug’s name to the school where his grandchildren attended: Copper Country Christian School, 20980 Broemer Rd., Chassell, MI 49916.

James J. Lampereur

James J. Lampereur, 86, Dyckesville, died early Wednesday morning, February 20. 2019. He was born in Namur, Wisconsin on July 5, 1932 to the late Harry and Grace (Chaudoir) Lampereur.  Jim attended St. Norbert High School and graduated from Brussels High School in 1949.  He attended St. Norbert College, and graduated from UW Madison School of Pharmacy in 1954. On August 3, 1955, he married Joyce G. Allard at St. Louis Church in Dyckesville.  After graduation, he worked at Kellner’s Pharmacy in Sturgeon Bay, Thomas Drug Store in Green Bay, and Brown County Hospital. He retired from Bellin Hospital in 1995 after over 25 years, most of them as Director of Pharmacy.  He was an active member of St. Louis Parish, and served in leadership roles in the Peninsula Belgian American Club, Dyckesville Lions Club, Luxemburg Knights of Columbus, Wisconsin Society of Hospital Pharmacists, American Pharmaceutical Association, and Brown County Pharmacists Society.

 

He was a man who gave back to his community. Family and faith were his priorities. He was always available to lend a helping hand and was generous with his time and talent. Photography was one of his passions. He taught photography to 4H youth and took many pictures for his parish, friends, and relatives, which will live on in their memories.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the cabin up north, cutting firewood, hunting, fishing, making maple syrup, and traveling to Europe to visit Belgian friends and relatives.

 

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Joyce, and their children, Nancy (Jim) Christoff, Alice Lampereur, Mary Lampereur (Ralph Czech), Andy (Chris) Lampereur, and John (Caroline) Lampereur; 8 grandchildren, Sarah (Dan) Peterson, Laura (Ross) Neher, Matthew Christoff, Ben, Beth, Anna, Joseph and Luke Lampereur; 2 great grandchildren, Ava and Adalyn Peterson; and his siblings, Betty (Roy) DeBaker, Mark (Ann) Lampereur, and Phil (Linda) Lampereur.

 He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas.

 

Friends may call 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. Louis Church (Dyckesville), E8726 County Line Road, Luxemburg, WI, 54217. Closing parish prayer service at 7:00 pm on Friday with Pat Ratajczak, Pastoral Leader.

Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday at the church with Rev. John Van Deuren officiating and Pat Ratajczak assisting.  Burial in St. Louis Cemetery, Dyckesville.

Kenneth C. Wendt

Kenneth Charles Wendt, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on February 19, 2019, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay.  He was born September 10, 1935, in West Jacksonport to Ervin and Clara (Schink) Wendt.  On September 10, 1960, he married Mary Louise Roberts in Sturgeon Bay.

 

After high school, Ken served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict from 1954-1956.  After the service, he worked at Sawyer Dray Line Trucking and was later employed by Smith & Schartner from 1961-2000.  In 1969, Ken bought half of the business from Bill Schartner.  He retired in 2000, but continued as a co-owner until 2015 when he sold his half of the business to Joe Haen.

 

In his retirement, Ken’s passion was his volunteer work.  Since 1972, he was on the Recreation Committee with AMVETS, where he was chairman for 8 years.  He was on the King Committee for the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs from 1975-2012 and on the Board of Veterans Affairs from 2000-2006.  For 18 years, Ken was also chairman of the Hospital and Service Foundation for AMVETS Dept. of Wisconsin.  As a result of his extensive volunteerism, the Wisconsin Department of Veteran’s Affairs dedicated a meeting room in Ken’s name at the Marden Memorial Center at the Veteran’s Home in King, WI.

 

Ken was a life member of Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51 in Sturgeon Bay and other local veterans’ groups.  There wasn’t a veteran anywhere whom Ken wouldn’t support.

Ken was a long-time and active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where he served in numerous capacities.  He was past president of the congregation, held numerous council positions, served communion to “shut-ins”, and most recently enjoyed being part of the new member committee.

 

Ken’s volunteerism also included driving for Door-Tran, the Red Cross, and helping  the Sturgeon Bay Maritime Committee get Sturgeon Bay designated as a Coast Guard city.

Ken will be remembered as an extremely social person who enjoyed being “out and about” in the community and helping others in need.  Memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or the Wisconsin Veterans Home (King) Recreation Committee.

 

Survivors include his wife; 4 children, Sue Ellen (Randy) Miller, Oshkosh; Robert (Kori) Wendt, Omaha, NE; Timothy (Robin) Wendt, Mt. Pleasant, WI; Tobin Wendt, Sturgeon Bay; 5 grandchildren, Austin, Abbi, Alec, Brennan and Andrew Wendt; 1 sister, Caroline Polster, Menomonee Falls, WI; brother-in-law, Raymond Schuh, Green Bay; and nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 sisters: infant sister Edith, Arlene Wendt, Ethel Schuh, and Dolores Schartner.

 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Carl Schroeder officiating.  Inurnment will be at Bayside Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 6, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Thursday.

James J. Lampereur

James J. Lampereur, 86, Dyckesville, died early Wednesday morning, February 20. 2019.  He was born in Namur, Wisconsin on July 5, 1932 to the late Harry and Grace (Chaudoir) Lampereur.  Jim attended St. Norbert High School and graduated from Brussels High School in 1949.  He attended St. Norbert College, and graduated from UW Madison School of Pharmacy in 1954. On August 3, 1955, he married Joyce G. Allard at St. Louis Church in Dyckesville.  After graduation, he worked at Kellner’s Pharmacy in Sturgeon Bay, Thomas Drug Store in Green Bay, and Brown County Hospital. He retired from Bellin Hospital in 1995 after over 25 years, most of them as Director of Pharmacy.  He was an active member of St. Louis Parish, and served in leadership roles in the Peninsula Belgian American Club, Dyckesville Lions Club, Luxemburg Knights of Columbus, Wisconsin Society of Hospital Pharmacists, American Pharmaceutical Association, and Brown County Pharmacists Society.

 

He was a man who gave back to his community. Family and faith were his priorities. He was always available to lend a helping hand and was generous with his time and talent. Photography was one of his passions.  He taught photography to 4H youth and took many pictures for his parish, friends, and relatives, which will live on in their memories.  He enjoyed spending time with family and friends at the cabin up north, cutting firewood, hunting, fishing, making maple syrup, and traveling to Europe to visit Belgian friends and relatives.

 

Survivors include his wife of  63 years, Joyce, and their children, Nancy (Jim) Christoff, Alice Lampereur, Mary Lampereur (Ralph Czech), Andy (Chris) Lampereur, and John (Caroline) Lampereur; 8 grandchildren, Sarah (Dan) Peterson, Laura (Ross) Neher, Matthew Christoff, Ben, Beth, Anna, Joseph and Luke Lampereur; 2 great grandchildren, Ava and Adalyn Peterson; and his siblings, Betty (Roy) DeBaker, Mark (Ann) Lampereur, and Phil (Linda) Lampereur.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas.

 

Friends may call 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, February 22, 2019 at St. Louis Church (Dyckesville), E8726 County Line Road, Luxemburg, WI, 54217.  Closing parish prayer service at 7:00 pm on Friday with Pat Ratajczak, Pastoral Leader.

Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville.  Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday at the church with Rev. John Van Deuren officiating and Pat Ratajczak assisting.  Burial in St. Louis Cemetery, Dyckesville.

Harlan A. Tweeten

Harlan A. Tweeten, 78 years, of Baileys Harbor, was called home after a short battle with leukemia on Sunday morning, February 17, 2019 at his home with his family by his side.
     Harlan was born December 4, 1940 in Forest City, Iowa, the son of the late Irving and Eleanor (Haugland) Tweeten. As an infant, his family moved to Blair, WI where the family farmed in Fly Creek, near Blair. He graduated in 1959 from Whitehall Memorial High School.  When called, Harlan  served his country from 1963 to 1965 with the U.S. Army.   A hard worker, Harlan worked at the Blair Creamery and in factory manufacturing in Minnesota before moving to Door County in 1995.   He was a familiar and friendly face at the Main Street Shops in Egg Harbor where he worked doing janitorial duties.  
     Harlan was an accomplished fisherman, hunter and avid outdoorsman.  He loved nature, especially feeding and watching the birds at home in Baileys Harbor, where he lived with his sister and brother-in-law, Emelie and Allen Franke.  He enjoyed many fishing trips to Canada and northern Minnesota with his cousin, Arlo Tweeten.
     Survivors include his three sisters, Emelie (Allen “Toby”) Franke of Baileys Harbor, Irene (Gaylord) Kube of Oakdale, MN and Dolores (Patrick) LaBelle of Stillwater, MN; six nieces and nephews; and the family dog, Happy.
     A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor with Rev. Sue Gunderson officiating.  He will be buried at Baileys Harbor Cemetery.  Military honors will follow the service.
     Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church.

 

Daisy Ann Lewis

Daisy Ann Lewis, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday morning (February 15, 2019) at Skilled Nursing Facility of Door County Medical Center.
     She was born June 11, 1929 in Sturgeon Bay the daughter of the late Olaves Marcellius and Hulda Maria Victoria (Peterson) Anderson. Daisy graduated valedictorian of her 1947 Sturgeon Bay High School class. She went on to receive degrees in Physical Education and Biology at St. Olaf College before completing her studies and graduating from the University of Illinois with her degree in Library Science. 
     Daisy met Robert O. Lewis while working in the cherry processing plant in 1946.  After she finished her studies at St. Olaf college, she and Bob were married December 27, 1950 in Sturgeon Bay.  They resided in the Norwegian part of Chicago’s northeast side and started their family there. The family would relocate to Moline, Illinois where Bob worked for the defense department at Rock Island Arsenal, Moline. After her children were grown, Daisy worked seven years as the children’s librarian for Moline where she started the library aide program.  In 1980, she and Bob moved back to Sturgeon Bay and in 1981 she was instrumental in the opening and development of the Forestville library and its summer reading programs.  
     Daisy’s greatest joy’s in life revolved around her family time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. This family theme was always a part of her life as her parents had 21 siblings, giving her 40 first cousins.  She and Bob were staunch supporters of our country’s veterans and the Wounded Warriors Project. They enjoyed traveling together, exploring our country and started camping in 1960 with their Moline friends, and eventually the Northeast Wisconsin Bayland Coachmen.  Their travels would see them introduce to Elderhostel’s and working on various archeology dig sites. Bob preceded her in death on February 11, 2010. 
    Daisy was a member of Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay and an active member with Ladies Rebecca Circle of the church as well as teaching Sunday School.  She was a member of the Friends of Door County Library, the Wisconsin Genealogy Society, Sons of Norway, NARFE. She volunteered her time to help children read and at Neighbor to Neighbor and on the Help Line. 
     Survivors include her five children, David (Trudy) Lewis of DesPlaines, IL, Kathryn Dechambre (Rick) Neylon of Corry, PA, Thomas (Cathie) Lewis of Rehoboth Beach, DE, Barbara Lewis of Sturgeon Bay, John Lewis of Niwot, CO; nine grandchildren, Andrew (Jennifer) Lewis, Matthew (Natalie Wagner) Lewis, Katie Dechambre (fiancé, Phil Gieschen), Sarah Dechambre, Zachary (Monika) Lewis, Mark (Rebekah) Lewis, Elyssa, Jake, and Tanner Lewis; six great-grandchildren, Kendall, Harper, Peter, Ian, Oliver, and Elliot; one brother, Lloyd (Gloria) Anderson of Green Bay.
     Preceding her in death were her parents, Olaves and Hulda Anderson; husband, Robert O. Lewis; brother, Charles A. Anderson; and sister-in-law, Dorothy Miller.  
     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday (February 23, 2019) at Bay View Lutheran Church with Rev. Peter Mannoja officiating.  Burial will be at Hainesville Cemetery. 
     Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday (February 22, 2019) at Huehns Funeral Home and on Saturday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.
     Memorials may be made in her memory for the Wounded Warriors Project. 
     Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Daisy may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

Marie Audrey Bertschinger

Marie Audrey Bertschinger, 91, of Egg Harbor, passed away on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 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!

Condolences to the family of Louis J. Kohlbeck may be expressed online at www.ernashfuneralhomes.com

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements. 

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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.

Express your memories and pictures on Frances’s Tribute Wall at www.schinderle.com

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 www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

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 www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

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.

 

Go to www.buchananfh.com to send condolences or to sign the online guest book.

 

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 atwww.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

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