Lorraine P. Goode, 96, formerly of Ephraim and the Good Samaritan Society - Scandia Village in Sister Bay, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Sister Bay.
She was born in Sussex on August 25, 1922 to George R. and Laura E. Podolske and grew up with her brother Raymond Podolske. Lorry, as she liked to be called, graduated from Waukesha High School. Her parents owned a hardware store in Sussex, for over 50 years. She then attended & graduated from Miss Brown’s Secretarial school in Milwaukee. She went on to work at Farmer’s & Merchant’s Bank in Menomonee Falls where she met her husband, John E. Goode. They were married Sept 8, 1945. They had three children, Barbara, Susan, and John. The family lived in De Pere for many years.
Lorry eventually spent her summers in Door County, where she was an avid community volunteer. She had a very strong faith and worshiped at The Church of the Atonement in Fish Creek and St Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay. She served in various capacities at The Church of the Atonement, including treasurer of a committee that raised funding for, and built, the Memorial Walls. She also served at the church to prepare the altar for Sunday mornings. In addition, Lorry served as treasurer of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and held the first gathering and service at her home.
Additional volunteer activities that Lorry lovingly participated in include The Clearing, The Anderson Store, Peninsula Music Festival, PEO, and she enjoyed picking up residents at Scandia Village for church services at St Luke’s.
Lorry had many hobbies and interests that included continuing education, taking classes at The Clearing & Björklunden, travel in the U.S. and abroad with friends and travel with Elder Hostel. She was a talented knitter, loved doing crossword puzzles, needlepoint, playing bridge, gardening, golf, her dogs and cooking. Most importantly, she enjoyed time with her children, grandchildren, and eventually great-grandsons.
Lorry is survived by daughters, Barbara Lundquist of Sister Bay and Susan (Steve) Pfeifer of Cedarburg; son, John (Carla) Goode of Green Lake; five grandchildren, Molly (Phil) Arnold, Erich (Barbara) Pfeifer, Dana Rubin, Elizabeth (Adam) Simons, Katherine Goode; and great-grandsons, Jack & Reid Arnold; and nieces, nephews and their families.
Lorry will be dearly missed by all her family, friends, and community. A private celebration of life will be held in July. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial donation to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Scandia Village or The Clearing.
“We want to thank all of the staff at Scandia Village for caring for her in her final years and Unity Hospice for caring for her in her final months.”
Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Goode family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Lorry may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.
Donald Edward Malley, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on April 18, 2019, at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born on September 11, 1931, in Manitowoc, WI to Edwin and Loretta (Lemberger) Malley.
Don graduated from Manitowoc High School in 1950. He enlisted in the Air Force after high school and was stationed in the Philippines. On June 10, 1953, Don married Patricia Rathsack, who was also from Manitowoc, in Port Huron, MI. Donald worked for Wisconsin Electric Power Company for 35 years. For many years he also worked on the refueling at the Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant.
Don was the neighborhood handyman who could fix just about anything. He enjoyed playing cribbage with family and friends. He built his first fishing boat and called it “The Wooden Shoe”. Don also liked Salmon fishing on Lake Michigan in his Carver boat, which was his pride and joy. He loved to tell the jokes too!
Survivors include wife, Pat; four children, David (Marieileen) Malley of Sacramento, CA; Jeffrey (Audrey) Malley of Seymour, WI; Teresa (Alan) LeNoble of Freedom, WI; and Brenda Deitlien of LaCanada, CA; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren (with one on the way); one sister, Elaine Lemberger of Manitowoc.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother-in-law, Harold Lemberger.
A visitation will be held at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10:00 am until the noon. Memorials may be given to help fight Parkinson’s disease or to Unity Hospice. On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com
Diana Lee Blagdon, 71, of Ellison Bay, passed away at home on Monday, April 15, 2019.She was born August 21, 1947 in Omaha, Nebraska, daughter of the late Richard and Ruth Pickens. Diana graduated with the Class of 1965 from Arvada West High School in Arvada, Colorado. She then went on to study at Pittsburg State University in Kansas. On October 22, 1966, she married Larry Blagdon in Arvada, CO. Diana stayed home to raise their children until she and Larry moved to Sister Bay. She then managed the Country House Resort. Most recently, she applied the psychic gift she had all her life to Life’s Healing Journey directly and on line. She also bought and managed StarGazers in Fish Creek in the Founders Square. Diana also loved flowers and gardening. Above all else, she was a proud wife, mom, and grandma and enjoyed every moment she had with her family.
Diana will be missed by her loving husband of 52 years, Larry; two sons, David (Special friend, Tawyna) Blagdon of Waukeshau and Dennis (Sarah) Blagdon of Tyler, MN; daughters, Jessica Dennison in Washington State and Sara Dennison in Oregon; grandchildren, Haley and Ryan Blagdon and Sophia, Sam, and Isabelle Blagdon; sister, Dixie (Dennis) Merker of Baxter Springs, KS; and many loving friends.
Diana was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Donna Pickens.
A celebration of Diana’s life will be at Newport State Park in June of 2019, during the summer solstice.
Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Blagdon family.
John "Jack" Zito, 97, of Sister Bay, went home to the Lord, Friday, April 12, 2019 at Scandia Village Good Samaritan.
He was born December 31, 1921 in Chicago, the son of the late Frank and Lorna (Robertson) Zito. Jack served his country as a submariner during WWII stationed in the Pacific on the USS Trepang. On March 2, 1944, he married Margaret “Noni” Hogan, the absolute love of his life, in Denver, CO. Noni preceded Jack in death on May 21, 2017.
Jack was an entrepreneur who started a custom envelope and printing business called Carrier Envelope located in Chicago, IL until his retirement in 1995.
He was an active member of Stella Maris Parish in Sister Bay. Jack loved being on, in or under the water. In his younger years he was a life guard on North Avenue Beach, and a member of their rowing team. When the children were younger, Jack took an interest in scuba diving which took him on dive trips all over the world and ultimately led him to boating and Door County. His adventures in boating, primarily on the Great Lakes, are legendary and fuel for many “remember when” stories by family and friends. After his boating life, Jack became an avid golfer. He organized the Scand golf outings and fundraiser, loved to golf at Peninsula Golf Course and managed the Ephraim Yacht Harbor. He was a member of the Porsche Club of America and raced his cars at Elkhart Lake Road America.
Surviving are his five children and their families, Hugh (Linda) of Honolulu, HI, Catherine (Thomas) Vincus of Crystal Lake, IL, Kevin (Tamara) of Sister Bay, Steven (Catherine) of Spring, TX, and Mark (Christina) of Avon, CO; seven grandchildren, Anne (Tavis), Rousseau, Christopher (Shannon) Stephen, Benjamin (Jane) Stephen, William Zito, Jennifer Zito, Jillian Zito (Charles Whitwam), Austin Zito; and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his half-brother, Raymond Anderson; step-father, Paul Tarnowske and beloved son, James Patrick Zito.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at Stella Maris Parish--Sister Bay site with Fr. David Ruby as celebrant. Military honors will follow.
Burial will follow at St. Rosalia's Cemetery in Sister Bay.
Friends may call at Stella Maris Parish—Sister Bay site on Friday, June 28 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed in Jack's memory to Scandia Village and Unity Hospice.
Jack Zito will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Sign online guestbook and offer condolences, share memories and photos at www.casperonfuneralhome.com
Carolyn (Stott) Massey born to and preceded in death by Donald Thomas Stott and Dorothy Elizabeth (Tencate) Stott...Carolyn (Ma) didn't want a long, sappy obituary. She wanted to be remembered the way YOU personally knew her, in your heart. Remember her voice. Remember her wit. Remember her strength. Remember her kindness. Remember her willingness to
help. Just remember HER!
She has left behind her sister: Nancy Stott and husband Richard (Dick) Bruehl; brother: Donald Stott and wife Annette Stott. 5 children: Thea Massey, Robert Massey and wife Rita (Hamburg) Massey, Loreen (Massey) Daul and husband Mike Daul, Scott Massey and wife Sara (Dennis) Massey, Andra Massey Weckler and husband Randy Weckler; 16 grandchildren: Thea's children: Kenny Massey and wife Amanda Massey, Derrick Parizek, Khia Massey and partner James Clark; Loreen's children: Tanya Massey, James Worachek, Miranda (Spude) Truttmann and husband Lee Truttmann, Jon Daul, Nick Daul; Special mention: Angela Worachek; Scott's children: Jake Massey, Sam Massey, Andrew Massey; Andra's children: Zandalee Massey and fiance Joshua Zimmer, Tiona Massey, Garren Massey, Kyden Massey, Aydrin Massey, Chayton Massey Jeverick Massey; 7.5 great grandchildren: Kenneth's children: Layla Massey, Owen Massey; Derrick's children: Logan Parizek, Wesley Parizek; Tanya's child: Allee Massey; Miranda's child: Teegan Truttmann; Tiona's children: Zayne Massey, Baby Massey (to be born in June).
In life as in death she holds a special place in our hearts. Ma, you are missed every day. We love you.
Memorial service will be a private service held for family. If you would like to send a card with a note or a memory you have, that would be very much appreciated. Cards can be sent to 785 Misere Road, Forestville, WI, 54213. Sincerely, the Massey's
Larger than life, now in spirit, Tony P. Haen, 64, of Sturgeon Bay, Town of Sevastopol, passed with family at his side, Tuesday evening, April 9, 2019 at UW Hospital in Madison after complications following a lung transplant.
Tony was born October 21, 1954 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Lawrence “Shorty” and Evelyn (Sawyer) Haen. In 1973, he graduated from Sevastopol High School. On October 25, 1975, he married his high school sweetheart, Mariellen S. Barnard. He was a giver and philanthropist all his life, starting in grade school sharing with those children around him who had less. Tony gave of himself sharing his humor, volunteering through various charities and working in his profession of carpentry. Tony established his own construction company T. Haen Construction, working side by side with his son Mark, using his hands to improve lives through construction of new homes and remodels of all types. He always gave credit and appreciated his time spent with Terry Junion and Enterprise Builders during his early years.
Tony loved to make people laugh and had a genuine care and concern for everybody. Oh, and yes, he was THE Santa Claus to many children and their parents. It was his service to the Shrine Clowns that primed his Christmas gig. Tony enjoyed volunteering as a Shrine Clown knowing that any donations were directly given to the Shrine Hospitals for crippled and burned children. Tony didn’t know how to say no, his ready smile and helping hand were freely given. This led to his being of a devoted Mason with the local Henry S. Baird Lodge in Sturgeon Bay, an active member of the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, and many years of dedicated service on the Sevastopol Town Board. He was so proud of the beautiful Sevastopol Town Park where children and adults will continue to enjoy and grow together long into the future, a legacy will live on in our community’s hearts forever.
He loved his family deeply, wife, Mariellen; four children and nine grandchildren, Adam (Amy) and their daughter, Abigail of Madison, Mark (Kimberly) and their children, Jack, Drew, and Riley “Larry” (born, April 9, 2019) of Sturgeon Bay, Julie (Chad) and their children, Ashley, Anna, Bailey, and Logan of Sturgeon Bay, Edward (Susie) and their daughter, Holly of Oshkosh; brothers, Paul (Cathy) of Janesville, Joe (Janis) and Robert (Sharon) both of Sturgeon Bay; sister-in-law, Joyce Haen of Sturgeon Bay; his lifelong friend, Dale Schartner; Barnard; family in-laws, Dave Hamilton (Margaret’s husband), Bill (Jeanne), Jim (Crystal), Tom (Branch), Kathy (Bob) Zimmerman, Carl (Christine), Bob (Jeanne), Sylvia Barnard (Doug’s wife); his many nieces and nephews held a special place in his heart, and we can’t forget his dog, Pete and cat, Mittens, who he worried about to the last and, “yes Dad, the chores are done”.
One of his hobbies was hunting with his family and friends. 48 years of going to “Shorty’s Shack” is a tradition that will be carried on through his children and grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Lawrence and Evelyn Haen; brother, Gary; his parents-in-law, Emma and Ray Barnard; brothers and sister in-law, Margaret Hamilton, Douglas Barnard, and David Barnard.
A celebration of his life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church.
Friends and family may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., Friday evening, May 3, 2019, at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church and on Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Masonic service will be held at 7:45 p.m., Friday evening at the church.
Memorials may be given in his memory to:
Restoring Hope Transplant House
7457 Terrace Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562
Sevastopol Town Park
c/o Tony Haen Memorial
4528 State Highway 57
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Sevastopol Extraordinary Volunteerism Scholarship
222 North Third Avenue
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
“We go on with sad and heavy hearts as our children will miss Grandpa so very much, but he lives on in the joy in all our hearts”. As Tony would say, “It’s a beautiful day in my little corner of the world in the town of Sevastopol” or, “Today is a great day, and tomorrow is going to be better”. Till we meet again “Dad”, may God hold you in his loving arms. Oh, and one last thing, the P. stands for Perfect.
A special thanks for the care and concern of all those at Restoring Hope Transplant House, especially Cindy Lou Who, for their ministry making the end of his life’s journey easier on Tony and all of us!
Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Tony may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.
Shirley Louise (Stauber) Moeller, 88, of Sturgeon Bay passed away peacefully on April 13, 2019 after a courageous battle with dementia, at Bornemann’s Senior Communities in Green Bay. Shirley was born November 30, 1930 in Sturgeon Bay, WI, the daughter of the late Alex and Irene Stauber.
Growing up, she attended Stokes School, a one room school house, until eighth grade. Shirley graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy, Green Bay in 1948. On May 29, 1954 Shirley married William (Bill) Moeller at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood.
Shirley’s professional career began at the Door County Register of Deeds and then later transferred to the Door County Treasurer’s Office where she served as Deputy County Treasurer for over 40 years before she retired to spend time with her husband and family.
Shirley was a long-time active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay where she served in numerous capacities. She was a member of Christian Women and Catholic Daughters of America where she served as treasurer for many years. She was also a member of the Sturgeon Bay Business Women’s Club.
Shirley was an incredibly strong woman, never complaining, looking out for others, especially those in her family. She was a natural caregiver and will always be admired by her family for her loyal, caring, and unfailing spirit.
She enjoyed cooking, gardening and especially loved spending time with family, friends and relatives. Attending her grandchildren’s events and activities brought Shirley so much joy. She also loved traveling and taking bus tours with her late husband, Bill where they enjoyed their time in Washington D.C., New York, and Nashville.
Shirley is survived by son Bob (Beth) Moeller, De Pere; three grandchildren, Jeremy (Ann) Moeller, Green Bay, Angie Moeller, De Pere and Chad (Vanessa) Moeller, Peoria, AZ; two great-grandchildren, Nathaniel and Lillian; nieces and nephews: Chuck Johnson, Andy Johnson, Dave Tollefson, Debbie Burk, Bill Lawrie, Randy Lawrie, Heather Lawrie-Smith, Meredyth Nelson plus many other cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband Bill in 2003, her parents and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Entombment will follow at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum in Green Bay. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 22 at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and again at 10 a.m. Tuesday at church until time of mass. A prayer service is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
A special thanks to the staffs at Unity Hospice and Bornemann’s Senior Communities for all the wonderful care and support.
It’s Last Call here on earth, and Opening Day in paradise!
Mark William DeGodt, 63, of Sturgeon Bay passed away peacefully with his family at his side April 13, 2019. He was born on September 17, 1955 to Clarence and Lenore (Sperber) DeGodt in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. He spent some of his childhood in Sturgeon Bay and some in Two Rivers, graduating from Manitowoc Lutheran High School.
Mark had many jobs over the years including sales and carpentry, but most recently owned and operated a painting contracting business. You can see much of his work as you travel through Door County. He was a perfectionist whose work was sought after.
Mark loved to go deer hunting with family and friends in Wisconsin and Minnesota. He also loved to fish year-round. Friends and family were of utmost importance to him.
Mark was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, David. He is survived by his loving sister, Betty; nephews, Dan (Jodi), Dave (Seana); niece, Kelle (Jeff); 5 great nieces, Kelsi (Devin), Kayla (Mike), Karissa (Louie), Allyson, and Mallory; and 7 great-great nephews, Graham, Deacon, Bryan, Leo, Eryk, Quinn, and Axel. Other survivors include Dan Kanera, and Rick, Rand, and Reed Martin and their families. He is also survived by many special family members and friends who he loved very much.
The family would like to thank Dr. Richard Hogan, Dr. Rishi Subbarayan, and all the other wonderful medical staff who helped him in his time of need.
Cremation has already taken place. A celebration of life will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Visitation will take place at funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.
Mark’s final wishes are for everyone to be good to people, help people, and enjoy every day.
Glenn Pelnar, age 75 formerly of the Town of Franklin, Kewaunee County, died on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 after a extended illness. He was born on October 14, 1943 in the Town of Franklin, to the late James and Gladys (Finnel) Pelnar.
He is survived by his Sister: Shirley Glaser, Two Creeks; a loving niece: Pam (Dr. Ken) Ferentchak, Milwaukee and their sons: Kevin and David and numerous cousins.
Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 15 at St. Hedwig Catholic Church, E3306 Krok Rd. Kewaunee until the time of services. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Fr. William O’Brien with burial in the Parish Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff of Algoma Long Term Care for the care and concern that they gave Glenn for the past twelve years. A very special thank you to Fr. Bill O’Brien for his guardianship for the past twenty years.
Earl W. Hellmann, 92 years, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Thursday April 11, 2019 at Door County Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born August 2, 1926 in Oconto County, Pensaukee Township, the son of the late John and Rose (Lear) Hellmann. Earl attended a one room grade school before graduating from Oconto Falls High School in 1943. He served his country in the United States Army from 1950 to 1952. On October 27, 1956 he married Ruth Ann McCormick at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.
Earl worked for Wisconsin Telephone Company for 38 years as a central office repairman. Following his retirement from Wisconsin Telephone, he worked twelve years as a maintenance engineer for Orchard Valley Apartments.
He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Earl was the Chairman for Walk America for five years and was active with Boy Scouts and a Cub Master receiving the District Award of Merit. Earl’s commitment to his community was evident in his dedication to the American Legion Post #72, and volunteering to help at Legion Baseball games for many years. He enjoyed gardening, woodworking, building birdhouses, feeding his deer and birds.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Sturgeon Bay; five children, Mark (Vicky) of Appleton, Stephen (Kelly) of Sturgeon Bay, Kathleen (Steven) Gospodarek of Eagle, WI, Kevin (Carolyn Joyce) of Baltimore, MD, Patrick (Pamela Schmidt) Hellmann of Menomonee Falls, WI; four grandchildren, Coreen (Will) DeCarlo, Tara (Nicholas) VerHaagh, Scott Hellmann, Sarah Hellmann; four great-grandchildren, Emmett VerHaagh, Eric DeCarlo, Phillip DeCarlo, Scarlett Ruth VerHaagh.
Preceding him in death are his parents; six brothers, Emil, Arthur, Martin, Raymond, Wilbur, Donald; five sisters, Frances Westcott, Irene Waldrow, Lanie Thome, Adina Darr, and Myrtle McGraw.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. Military honors will be provided at the church following Mass.
Friends may call at the church on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m.
Memorials may be made in his memory to Corpus Christi Catholic Church or Crossroads at Big Creek.
Arletta E. Pinchart, 75, of Casco, died early Wednesday morning, April 10, 2019 at a Green Bay Hospital. She was born in Algoma on December 9, 1943 to the late Melvin J. and Laura I. (Monfils) Wautlet. On October 10, 1964 Arletta married Gary J. Pinchart at St. Hubert Church in Rosiere. Arletta farmed with her husband in the Casco area while taking on another position at various businesses including, Bellin Hospital, Rural Insurance Co, Flowers and Gifts by Judy and Oak Creek CBRF. She was an active member of the FFA, Farm Bureau, 4-H, St. Peter Altar Society and other church activities. She loved flowers and gardening, landscaping, spending time with her family at holidays, especially Easter and Christmas. Arletta was a great baker and known as “Grandma Cookie” by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Gary and their two sons, Brian (Marie) Pinchart, Casco; Brad (Kelly) Pinchart, Windsor; six grandchildren, Kenny Pinchart, Kayla (Tyler) Hill, Nick (special friend, Sara) Pinchart, Sam Pinchart, Charlotte Pinchart, Zeke Pinchart; two great-grandchildren, Lilly and Jax; one sister in law, Karen Pinchart, Pound.
Arletta was preceded in death by her parents, Laura and Melvin Wautlet; her mother in law and father in law, Ethel and Bernard Pinchart.
Friends may call at St. Peter Church in Lincoln on Saturday, April 13, 2019 between 9:00 and 10:45 am. Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating. Burial in Holy Trinity Cemetery, Casco. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Pinchart Family. www.mcmahonfh.com
The Family wishes to extend a special note of thanks to the staff of Bellin Health Care, for care and compassion given to Arletta.
Shelby J. (Warnke) Zastrow, 65, Casco, passed away on April 10, 2019. She was born September 9, 1953 in IL to the late Frank and Eleanor (Anacker) Warnke.
She is survived by her siblings, Richard Warnke, Sandra LaViolette, Rex Warnke, and Randal Warnke.
She was preceded in death by her brother Ronald Warnke and niece Susan LaViolette.
Wiesner & Massart Funeral Homes is assisting the family with arrangements.
Robert Lee “Bob” Schley, 82, of Forestville, passed away on April 11, 2019, at the Algoma Long-Term Care Unit after a lengthy struggle with numerous health issues. He was born April 20, 1936, in Algoma, to Leonard and Leone (Krueger) Schley. Bob attended St. Peter’s Lutheran Grade School in Forestville and graduated from Algoma High School in 1954. After high school, he joined the family cheese making business in Forestville and Lincoln.
On August 10, 1963, he married the love of his life, Nila M. Kramer at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville and together they raised three children. Bob and Nila owned and operated many area businesses through the years including: Tasty Bob’s, The Breakwater Restaurant, and Bob’s Beer Depot among other businesses. He also spent several years driving a school bus for the Southern Door School District.
Bob was an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for his entire life and served the congregation in many capacities. Through the years, he taught Sunday School, and was on the church council having served as an elder and president. His strong faith was always important to him.
In his spare time, Bob enjoyed assisting his son with farm work, watching the Brewers and Packers, gardening, cooking, and spending time with many wonderful friends and relatives. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and treasured his role as “Grandpa Bob”. He was blessed with a loving sister, nieces, nephews, and cousins who always held a special place in his heart. Bob will be remembered as a kind, generous man with a good sense of humor.
Survivors include his wife; three children, Stacy (Al) Leonard, Medford, WI; Michael (Mary) Schley, Forestville; Shelly VanDenBogart, Mayville, WI; seven grandchildren, Andrew (Cassandra) Leonard, Taylor (fiance, Kelsey) VanDenBogart, Joel Leonard, Leah Leonard, Jacob VanDenBogart, Emily VanDenBogart, Hannah Schley; in-laws, Donald Krueger and Margaret Kramer; aunt Mary Feld; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister,Carol Krueger.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2019, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville with Rev. Christopher Jackson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Monday. A prayer service will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Sunday.
Carol Ann Hansen (nee Anderson), 90, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Pincrest Village in Sturgeon Bay on April 9, 2019. She was born April 6, 1929, the daughter of Endre and Esther (Olson) Anderson. Carol attended Silverdale Grade School and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School.
After high school, Carol moved to California for employment. Upon her return, she met and married Robert Hansen of Oak Park, IL on December 5, 1952. They were both employed in the Chicago area for many years. Carol and Bob spent their summer months in the Sawyer Harbor area in Idlewild where they eventually built a home to enjoy. They later retired to that home.
They had a passion for every kind of boating and were fortunate enough to take their boats and explore the beautiful towns in Michigan and Wisconsin that lie on Lake Michigan. Carol and Bob went on a couple Caribbean island cruises and even ventured all the way to China to visit her daughter and son-in-law where they visited the cities of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.
Survivors include her daughter Karen (Chuck) Hyttel, Sturgeon Bay; two grandsons, Bob (Wendy) Hyttel and David (Linley) Hyttel, all of Winter Garden, FL; two great-grandsons, Chase and Weston; a brother Richard (Kathryn) Anderson; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son John, husband Robert, and siblings: Everett (Marie) Anderson, Betty (Emil) Mickelson, Ardis (Henry) Witt, Janice (John) Hogan; and her brothers-in-law, Jack (Sandy) Hansen and Charles (Lorraine) Bremer.
Private family services will be conducted. Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangments. Memorials may be directed to help Carol’s 5 year old great niece Harper Dubauche who is battling cancer. To make donations on-line google Harper Dubauche to find the go-fund-me page or mail donations to Mike Dubauche at 405 S. Washington St., DePere, WI 54115.
John Julius Meyer passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, on April 7th, 2019, from complications of diabetes, and perhaps from a broken heart, just a week after the passing of his wife, Rosie. He was born on July 1st, 1931 to Arnold F. Meyer and Dorothy (Ackerman) Meyer. John lost his mother at an early age, and his father was remarried to Dorothy’s sister, Verna. Verna raised John and his brothers lovingly as her own. John was a natural born athlete, who participated in football, basketball and baseball. He was a member of the locally famed Conference Championship Basketball team of 1949. He graduated from Algoma High School in 1949, and went on to Saint Norbert to study finance and accounting. John later joined the military, and was stationed overseas with the army in Germany. He married his sweetheart, Rosemary (Bultman) on September 15th, 1956, and together they had three daughters and two sons. John played trombone in the Polka Dots polka band with his brother David.
John worked in banking and retired as President and CEO of Community State Bank in Algoma. He found other ways to serve the community after his retirement, including the Church Council at St. Mary’s, the Knights of Columbus, and the Algoma Lion’s Club. In his free time, John was often found on the golf course or working in his yard and garden. He attended every home Packer game that he was able, and together with Rosie, cheered on the Brewers and Badgers. John is famous amongst his family for his colorful commentary during games, his love for his cats, mischievous sense of humor, and dry wit. John often called his loved ones by the affectionately made up names that he gave them, and will be missed for his knack of creating new words, and helping to ‘fix’ the ice cream of his children and grandchildren.
John is survived by his five children, Mary (Mike Lardinois) Gregerson, Dottie (Gary) Klaczko, Mike (Debbie) Meyer, Jan (Sheree) Meyer, and Bob (Angie) Meyer. Or, as he lovingly called his children, Murdocks, Podash, Klike, Grunt, and Burra. John is also survived by his grandchildren
Bill (Kelly) Gregerson, Tony Gregerson, Krissy (Michael) Horst, Richie Meyer, Greg Meyer, Jeff Meyer, Kelly (Justin) Gauger, Katie Deprey, John Meyer and Dakota Meyer, his five great-grandchildren Emmett & Stella Gregerson, Almerik & Asher Horst, and Kailey Gauger, siblings David (Donna) and George (Karla) Meyer, and brothers-in-law David Bultman and Tony (Theresa) Bultman and sisters-in-law Margie Naze, Jeanne DeDecker, and Cathy Antonissen.
John is reunited in heaven with his beloved bride, Rosie, as well as his father, and mothers. John was also preceded in death by brothers-in-law Joe Antonissen and Lee DeDecker, and sisters-in-law Dawn Bultman and Carol Bultman.
Special thanks to the staff of the Algoma Long-Term Care Unit, whose constant care for John and his family was evident; you have our greatest gratitude. We would also like to thank Unity Hospice for the attentive care provided to John. John’s children would like to extend an extra special thanks to our friend Laurie Schinderle (or, as John called her, Chlorox) for her care and special handling of our dear dad.
Family and friends will gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Monday April
15, 2019 from 4 PM – 8 PM and after 9 AM Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM with Fr. Alvan Amadi officiating. Burial in the church cemetery to follow with full military rites.
Karen Johnson, 66, of Ridgeway, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 2, 2019. She was born May 26, 1952 in Sturgeon Bay to the late Clyde and Patricia (Behringer) Christoferson.
After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1970, Karen moved to Madison. While working at Central Colony, Karen met her future husband Terry Johnson when his sister Kris introduced the two while visiting the family farm. After a short engagement, Karen and Terry were married on October 23, 1977.
She will always be remembered for her great smile and big laugh. Karen was a doting Mother and Grandmother, who especially loved spending time with her family, whether it be cheering them on at an event, or preparing one of her special meals. After retiring from Lands End, she loved tending to her birds and flowers, and spending time “back” in Door County and on the beach in Florida.
Karen will be sadly missed by her loving husband Terry; their 2 children Tia (Jeremy Walsh) Johnson and Michael (Toni) Johnson; her grandchildren Natalie, Nathan, Ty and Jenna. She is further survived by two brothers Dan (Kathy) Christoferson and Steve (Audrey Forslund) Christoferson; her sister Lou Ann (Al) Behling; and numerous brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Kim.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019 at ST. BRIDGET’S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Ridgeway. Fr. Stephen Petrica will officiate. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the GORGEN-McGINLEY & AYERS FUNERAL HOME in Dodgeville and from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Friday at the church. A eulogy for Karen will be read at 10:45 a.m. at the church. The graveside prayer service will be at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Hainesville Cemetery, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin,
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to the family of Karen Johnson for donations to be made to other local charities.
Toby Ann Wilson, 73, of Ephraim, passed away late Saturday night, March 30, 2019 at St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay
Arrangements are pending for her life to be honored with a memorial service held at Ephraim Moravian Church in May 2019 with Pastor Dawn Volpe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
The dates and times of the visitation and memorial service will be announced in a complete obituary in the near future.
Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sister Bay is assisting the Wilson family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Toby may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.
Edward A. Roder, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019, at his home. Ed was born November 9, 1937.
Edward is survived by his children: Barbara (Richard) Smith, Appleton; Will (Carol Anne) Roder, Sturgeon Bay, granddaughters: Kimberly (Nickolas Verrier) Smith, Appleton; Kayla Smith, Waukesha; and one great-granddaughter: Cecilia Verrier; siblings: Ben (Barbara) Roder, Grace (Charles) Fuller; and Daniel (Linda) Roder. Ed was preceded in death by his parents: Sylvester and Ethel (Kasten) Roder, and a sister: Jane (Leonard) Koskubar.
Edward took a short course at Madison after graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1955. Ed worked for Bay Shipbuilding for many years as a marine electrician. A great joy for Ed was the 15+ years after retirement enjoying life as a “Winter Texan” in Brownsville, towing his vintage Avion travel trailer after the maroon pickup 1,700 miles back and forth.
Visitation is Saturday, April 6, 2019 at Forbes Funeral Home, 319 W. Spruce Street, Sturgeon Bay, from 12 noon to 1 pm. A memorial service will be conducted at 1:00 pm by the Rev. David Leistra followed by a light lunch. Inurnment will be at Bayside Cemetery. On-line condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com
Robert Allen MacDonald, known affectionately as “Smilen Bob”, 90, of Fish Creek, passed away peacefully on March 29, 2019 while residing at Scandia Village in Sister Bay.
Bob was born September 29, 1928 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Ranald and Ruby (Zettel) MacDonald. After finishing high school at Green Bay West, Bob served his country with the U.S. Army Airborne Division 11, stationed in Japan as a radio operator and a trained paratrooper. He was a proficient translator of Morse Code. After his service, Bob worked at Platten Radio alongside his father, “Mac” repairing radios and installing the radio wiring at City Stadium for the Green Bay Packers. He then worked his way into the field of paper engineering and quality control at Hoberg Paper Company and the Procter & Gamble Charmin Plant. In 1951, Bob eloped with his lifetime partner, Elaine J. Selissen and made their home on the west side of Green Bay just blocks from his parents, sisters and aunt and uncle. Bob and Elaine lived for their family, taking summer camping trips to Door County with their six kids in tow and accompanied by extended family and friends. In 1975, he and his wife Elaine took a leap of faith and purchased Bayside Tavern and Cottages in downtown Fish Creek. Together with their children, they would turn the business into a Northern Door Landmark with Elaine’s business skills and Bob's warm and quirky personality being their formula for success. Their customers became part of their huge extended family. Smilen Bob became known for his award-winning Chili, which has become an iconic Door County food, and after 44 years of hard work and hospitable business, the Bayside Tavern that he was so proud of was named “Wisconsin’s Best Small Town Bar”.
Bob’s unique personality and mischievous grin have earned him the nickname "Smilen" Bob which he often stated was a tough name to live up to, but always managed to pull off naturally. In addition to his passion for the Bayside and Door County, he was an avid automobile enthusiast, buying, selling, tinkering on and showing his various vintage and collectible cars. Bob and Elaine founded The Bayside Corvette Club after Elaine purchased her first Corvette, prompting Bob to quickly follow suit. The club blossomed to include many close friends and soon he and Elaine could be seen leading the pack in their matching 50th anniversary Corvettes.
He advocated for and supported historic preservation and truly loved nature, animals, and listening to the birds, especially his beloved crows which he fed daily with leftovers from Bayside. He enjoyed motorcycling and his Harleys, camping, boating and snowmobiling. He also loved music of all kinds, and was often seen dancing “The Smilen” (big grin, chin and elbows up, chest and butt out) to live music at the Bayside, helping Freddie Kodanko spin his polka records, and was always at the front of the crowd at every Steel Bridge Songfest and his son Pat’s live concerts. He loved to be with his family and friends and was always there for his grandkids’ milestones beaming with pride. He enjoyed his weekly breakfast meetings of the “Romeos” (Retired Old Men Eating Out) with some of his best buddies. He had a perpetual charm and wit that was magnetic up until the very end and made people feel special just by being in his company.
Smilen is survived by his partner in life and business, Elaine MacDonald (Michael Steele) of Fish Creek; his children, Pat (Melaniejane) MacDonald (Jessica and Devin) of Sturgeon Bay, Christie Weber (Cody and Carley) of Sturgeon Bay, Ronald (Lisa) MacDonald (Connor and Lena) of Sister Bay, Robert (Barbara) MacDonald (Lauren and Olivia) of Fish Creek; (Karen’s children Dylan, Dustin, Landon and Camryne); daughter-in-law, Debbra MacDonald of Valmy; twelve grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his dear friend, Fran Rickard, Green Bay; four sisters, Lois (Bill) Yates of Green Bay, Patsy (Paul) Janowski of Green Bay, Cheryl MacDonald (Jon) of Madison, and Mary (James) Becker of Santa Fe, NM.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ranald Isaiah and Ruby Muriel (Zettel) MacDonald; brother, Bill McDonald; son, William A. MacDonald; daughter, Karen A. MacDonald; and his companion at Scand, Sharon Adams.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 5, 2019 at the Stella Maris Parish-Fish Creek site, 4012 State Highway 42, with Pastor Frank Kauzlarich, of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville, officiating. Friends may call at Stella Maris Parish-Fish Creek site on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. The funeral will follow at noon with military honors to conclude the services at the church. Burial will then take place at Blossomberg Cemetery in his beloved Peninsula State Park. A Celebration of Smilen’s Life will take place at Alexander’s from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Out of respect for Smilen, Bayside Tavern will be closed for business during the day of the service, re-opening at 4:00 p.m.
Smilen’s family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the wonderful care provided by Scandia Village over the past 4 1/2 years, his many special friends for their continuous love and support, and to his doctors, nurses, and aids who helped him to survive his many health issues.
A memorial fund will be established in his name.
Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the family.
Rosemary (Rosie) Irene Bultman Meyer passed away peacefully on March 30th, 2019 in her home, surrounded by loved ones, after a battle with cancer. She was born on September 3rd, 1937 to Tony Sr. and Vera (Haack) Bultman, in their home in Kewaunee. Rosie was a naturally curious child, who enjoyed finding adventures in the world around her, and walked through life with a song in her heart. Rosie loved her childhood time spent on her family’s farm and orchard. She first attended Pleasant Hill (one room schoolhouse), and later attended St. Mary’s School and graduated from Algoma High School. She married John Julius Meyer on September 15th, 1956, and together they had three daughters and two sons. Rosie had a knack for taking care of those around her, particularly the very young and old. It was this natural gift of care-taking that led her first to being a “candy striper” in high school, and later to a nursing career at the Algoma Memorial Hospital.
In her free time, Rosie could often be found tending to her gardens, and many neighboring gardens as well. A free-spirit, she loved to ride her bike around town, visiting her friends and family. She became known as “Grandma Rosie” to many children in the community, and always made it a point to leave others feeling better than when she arrived. Together, Rosie and John enjoyed skiing in Colorado, and cheering on the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers. Rosie especially loved playing trombone with the Algoma Community Band. A highlight for Rosie during this time was traveling throughout Europe, touring with the Community Band. Rosie was loved by all those who were lucky enough to know her for her quick laugh, bursts of song, and one-of-a-kind personality.
Rosie is survived by her husband John, children Mary (Mike Lardinois) Gregerson, Dottie (Gary) Klaczko, Mike (Debbie) Meyer, Jan (Sheree) Meyer, and Bob (Angie) Meyer. Rosie is also survived by her grandchildren Bill (Kelly) Gregerson, Tony Gregerson, Krissy (Michael) Horst, Richard Meyer, Greg Meyer, Jeff Meyer, Kelly (Justin) Gauger, Katie Deprey, John Meyer and Dakota Meyer, her five great-grandchildren Emmett & Stella Gregerson, Almerik & Asher Horst, and Kailey Gauger, siblings Margie Naze, Jeanne DeDecker, David Bultman, Cathy Antonissen, and Tony (Theresa) Bultman, and brothers-in-law David (Donna) and George (Karla) Meyer.
Rosie is reunited in heaven with her father, Tony Sr, and her mother, Vera, with whom she held a very special relationship. She is also preceded in death by brothers-in-law Joe Antonissen and Lee DeDecker, and sisters-in-law Dawn Bultman and Carol Bultman.
She will live on forever in their hearts.
Family and friends will gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Monday April 15, 2019 from 4 PM – 8 PM and after 9 AM Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM with Fr. Alvan Amadi officiating. Burial in the church cemetery at a later date.
Special thanks to the staff of Unity Hospice and those in the community who showered Rosie with cards, letters, gifts, and visits. Rosie’s children are grateful to Rosie’s special friend Gail Elsholz, along with her husband Ralph, who looked after them and helped out in so many ways while they were caring for their beloved mom. Thank you to Reverend Al Briggs for transporting our dear dad home to visit with mom for a special last time together. Loving thanks to our life- long friend, Laurie Schinderle, for her tender and respectful handling of our precious mom.
Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Rosie's Tribute Wall at www.schinderle.com.
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