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Obituaries Archives for 2019-06

Dr. Robert (Bob) Derrig

Robert (Bob) George Derrig, 68, went to be with his Lord and Savior at home on Monday, June 24, 2019. He was born in Illinois on July 13, 1950, the oldest of seven children of George and Vangie Derrig. He grew up in Park Forest, Illinois, also the childhood home of his wife, Lark Dawn Levander and after meeting in college they were married on August 3, 1974.  They both graduated in 1975 from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois with BS and DVM degrees from the College of Veterinary Medicine. During college Bob did research in the Dairy Science department and developed his interest in dairy cattle. They decided to start a veterinary practice and found a perfect town and opened Kewaunee Veterinary Clinic. Bob spent many long days and nights on area dairy farms and raised four children on a 40 acre farm. He is sadly missed by his wife Lark of almost 45 years, sons James (Sarah), Jeff (Mary), and Daniel (Haley), and daughter Becky Vanderstelt(Curt), and their grandchildren Makiyah, Kyrsten, Tavia, Jack, Belle, and Jonah and baby girl due on August 5th and Kendalyn. He is survived by his three brothers Tom (Cyndy),  Dan (Carolyn), and Ron and sisters Kathie Gutierrez, Linda Lee, and Nancy Zehrbach (Dave), and many nieces and nephews.

Bob was an active member of Community Congregational Church in Kewaunee and has served as a deacon and trustee for many years and was always ready to help anyone when needed. Bob and Lark were Cub Scout, Webelo and Boy Scout leaders together for over 30 years and he served as Cubmaster for Pack 4126 and the Scoutmaster and Committee Chairman for Troop 1127. He also used his woodworking skills to help the scouts build wooden camp stools, tables and mangers. During these years many young men became Eagle Scouts including his three sons which made him very proud. Camping and canoeing were his favorite pastimes and the scouts and families took many trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in Minnesota and other lakes and rivers in Wisconsin. He and his canoe partner enjoyed time on the lakes together traveling to Idaho, Canada and Alaska in recent years. Bob’s other pastimes were Dutch oven cooking, model railroading, reading and he enjoyed attending local school sports. He loved to spend time with his grandkids and introduce them to fun in the outdoors. You are missed and were loved so much by your forever friends and family and paddling partner and we will meet again on the heavenly shores. 

Our family extends a special thank you to his doctors and staff at Green Bay Oncology, local hospitals and UW Madison for their exceptional care during the past year. No services are scheduled at this time and in lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established for local youth scholarships.

Wayne Paral

Wayne Paral, Age 76 of  Kewaunee died on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at home.  He was born on May 9, 1943 in Kewaunee to the late Clarence and Edna (Ihlenfeldt) Paral.

He graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1961.  He then served in the U. S. Marine Corp from 1961 to 1964.

Wayne married Judy Raduenz June 5, 1965 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Montpelier.  He and Judy farmed in the Town of Carlton all of his life until retiring.

He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Bellevue .  He enjoyed his collection of antique  Case Tractors and his Marine Corp memorabilia. 

Survivors include Judy, his wife of fifty-four years; six daughters and four sons-in-law: Debbie Seville, DePere; Brenda and John Sauer, Bellevue; Becky and Greg Shafer, Mosinee; Lisa and Jeff  Hogan, Mount Pleasant, WI; Tanya Paral, Green Bay; Missy and Brad Pyan, DePere; ten grandchildren: Emily (Craig) Premetz; Elizabeth and Rebeka Sauer; Jakob and Rachael Shafer; Jack and Georgia Hogan; Henry, Lucy and Oliver Pyan; two great grandsons: Parker and Ezra Premetz; one brother: Kenneth Paral, Kewaunee; sisters-in-law: Marion (Wally) Kasten; Linda Prahl; Betty (Ron) Ramesh; Dorothy Roehlig; Karen Bosdeck; brothers-in-law: Jim Schley; Jim (Mary) Raduenz; Mark (Sue) Raduenz.  He was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Gerhardt and Irma Raduenz; two grandchildren: Abigail and Gregory Shafer; one sister-in-law: Janet Schley; three brothers-in-law: Merlin Prahl; Wayne Bosdeck and Rein Roehlig. 

Friends may call at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30.  Visitation continues on Monday at Messiah Lutheran Church, 3186 Eaton Rd.  Green Bay after 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Aaron Schultz officiating with full military rites following.  Entombment will be in Knollwood Mausoleu

The family would like to thank the V.A. in Green Bay for all of their help with his medical needs, especially to his dialysis team, Carlton Fire Department, Kewaunee Rescue and police departments, Bill,  Barbara Ann, Ed, Claire, Aaron, Tom and Francis.

Warren Charles Tank

Warren Charles Tank, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Baileys Harbor, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 12, 2019 at Anna's Healthcare CBRF where he been living the past year.

     He was born October 13, 1933 in Chicago, IL, the son of Charles William Tank and Myrtle Tecla (Peterson) Tank. Warren was a graduate of Steinmetz High School in Chicago. Following is his father’s footsteps, he initially worked for Weil Pump. Warren eventually went on to work for Pesco Pump. He married Joyce Albina Kovanda in Illinois, and they were blessed with two daughters and a son. He was united in marriage to Patricia Amber Nelson on August 3, 1983 in Woodridge, IL. They shared over 32 years of marriage. Warren began his own pump repair business with his wife Patricia, Ill Pump (Illinois Pump), and owned and operated it until his retirement.

     Up until almost five years ago, Warren enjoyed spending time throughout the year in Baileys Harbor, Illinois, and also in Florida. He loved being on the water - boating in Lake Michigan and playing with water toys with friends and family. Warren also liked scuba diving and taught his son and grandchildren how to scuba dive. He was a member of the local Lions Club in Illinois for over 30 years and helped sell Christmas trees in addition to volunteering for other causes the club supported. He was recognized for his 30 years of service. Warren helped start the Gagewood Packers, a youth football team in Gages Lake, IL. He was a proud blood donor. Warren built several homes for his parents and his own family over the years. While living in Baileys Harbor, he attended Immanuel Lutheran Church. He enjoyed going to the Yum Yum Tree with family and friends.  He always enjoyed talking to the tourists who were on their way to see Cana Island Lighthouse. Warren loved his dogs over the years and often had anywhere from two to five at home with him on any given year. He especially loved spending time with family and friends. Warren will be remembered for all the things he did that put smiles on people’s faces.

     He will be missed by his two children, Sharon Tank of Baileys Harbor and Eric Tank of Muskego, five step-children, Richard Marks of Chicago, IL, Cherie (Bill) Krejci of Port Washington, Ron (Cindy) Marks of Lombard, IL, Nancy (Dr. Melvin) Wichter of Hinsdale, IL, and Bud Marks of Chicago, IL, former wife, Patricia Amber Marks of Oak Brook, IL; first wife, Joyce Boyd. His grandson, Danny Tank, seven step-grandchildren, Rana Marks, Rob (Tatiana) Krejci, Tim (Eden) Krejci, and Kate (fiancé, Dmitry Spiridonov) Krejci, Sarah (Nate) Sullivan, Ron Marks, Nick Marks, other relatives; and dear friends.

     Warren was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Susan (Robert) Clare; daughter-in-law, Maureen Tank; granddaughter, Lauren Tank; sister, Myrtle (Bob) Ubrick; and other relatives.

     His life will be honored with a memorial service held at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor with Pastor Sue Gunderson officiating. Relatives and friends may visit with family after the service at church.

     "Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the caregivers at Anna’s Healthcare for their compassionate care given to Warren while he was living there."

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

Eileen Lardinois

Eileen Lardinois, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on June 26, 2019, at Door County Medical Center.  She was born on August 23, 1931, in Sturgeon Bay to Henry and Mabel (Knutson) Miller.  On July 6, 1954, she married Norman E. “Rusty” Lardinois at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, he preceded her in death on December 21, 2014.
Eileen enjoyed bowling in numerous leagues and tournaments during her life.  She also loved gardening, golfing and crocheting.
Survivors include five children:  Kevin (Irene) Lardinois of Hurley, Kay (Ted) Brauer of Sturgeon Bay, Pam (Mark) Bretl of Sturgeon Bay, Jane (Don) Mallien of Sturgeon Bay, and Lori (Special friend Brian) Lardinois of Cincinatti, OH; daughter-in-law, Peggy Lardinois of Sturgeon Bay; 9 grandchildren: Stephanie (Tim), Art (Anna), Adam (Megan), Allen, Allison, Molly, Tyler (Nicole), Samantha, and Tom; 7 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Judy (Sid) Jorgenson, Karan Hug, Kathy Wyman, Jan (Matt) Grissom; 1 brother Larry (Sandy) Miller; and several in-laws.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons, Dale and Dean; an infant daughter Ronnie; granddaughter Abbie; 3 brothers, Don (Marion) Miller, Rod (Shirl) Miller, and Bill Miller; and numerous in-laws.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.  Burial will be in Shiloh Moravian Cemetery on Monday.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until time of services at the church on Sunday.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.   On-line condolences may be offered at

Peterson, Marion I.

Marion I. Peterson, 92, Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Monday, June, 24, 2019, from complications due to Alzheimer’s.  Marion was born on February 6, 1927, to the late Jerome and Mary (Polich) Colombo.
Marion graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1945.  On Sept. 3, 1949, she was united in marriage to Joseph Peterson at Sts. Peter and Paul in Institute.  
Marion and Joe spent many years together running the cherry and apple orchards at Sawyer Farms.  She enjoyed when the children and grand-children came and helped in many different ways at the orchard.  She loved cherry season, especially when the grandchildren were old enough to work at the orchard and help out with the harvest. Marion loved the Colombo family tradition at Christmas when all of the families would rotate from house to house for dinner between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  The cousins would play, the women would see what Christmas gifts were received, and the men would play cards.  Marion hosted the Colombo family reunion for many years giving her great joy at seeing and spending time with family.
Marion was a member of Corpus Christi Church and was an active member in both the Catholic Daughter’s of the America’s and the St. Anne’s Society.
She is survived by two daughters, Pam (Tom) Mattke, Green Bay; Lori (Brian) Hesprich, De Pere; three sons, Barry (Georgia) Peterson, Green Bay; Brian (Laura) Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; Bruce Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; nine grandchildren, Christopher Irwin, Ryan Mattke, Johanna Peterson, Lauren McElrone, Reece Peterson, Kayleigh Denneau, Spencer Peterson, Shane Hesprich and Jack Peterson; seven great-grandchildren Henry, Eleanor and Abigail Denneau, Lucia and Leo McElrone, Cyrus Mattke and Marion McCartney, and many nieces and nephews.
Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, her parents Mary and Jerome Colombo, her sisters Lillian Bosman, Danica Reimer and Geraldine DeNamur, her brothers Bill Colombo and Jerry Colombo, Jr., her daughter-in-law Carrie (Claflin) Peterson, and her brothers and sisters-in-law.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 1, 2019, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Fr. Ron Colombo officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Monday.  On-line condolences may be offered at  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Corpus Christi Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.
The family wishes to express its deepest appreciation to Doreen Kiken for her many years of home care, to Pine Crest in Sturgeon Bay, and the staff at Bishop’s Court in Green Bay, especially Tom who was a constant and compassionate caretaker.

Bernadette M. Moore

Bernadette M. Moore, 85, of Sturgeon Bay passed away in Green Bay on June 23, 2019 after a lengthy illness.  She was born December 14, 1933 on a Dairy Farm in the town of Union in Southern Door County to Harvey and Palmy (Chaudoir) Jeanquart.  She attended Fairland Grade School in Namur and Brussels High School through the 12th Grade, maintaining a grade A average.  During her Junior Year of High School, she started dating Al Moore, Jr. and her role of working on the farm was soon mixed with spending time at the ballpark.  Al came from a baseball family so Bernadette soon learned who played second base as well as the meaning a “rhubarb”.  
After High School, Bernadette was employed in the Corporate Office of Christy Corporation (Shipyard) in Sturgeon Bay.  She later married Al at St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Church in Fairland (Namur) on November 15, 1952.  Al and Bernadette settled in Namur and raised their family.  They shared their home in Namur together for over 50 years.
Bernadette was a beautiful woman of faith who loved Jesus, her husband, children and grandchildren.  Al said, “She was one of the best Belgian cooks you could ask for”.  As the children grew up, they spent much of their spare time at Bernadette’s parents’ Dairy Farm near their home.  After the children were all in school, she started working at Marchant’s Foods in Brussels for several years until starting a job at Southern Door High School in the office and as a Librarian Assistant.  Bernadette was employed there for over 21 years.
Over the years, Al and Bernadette did their share of traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada, Alaska and Western Europe.  After retiring, they spent more time with family while still finding time to visit Disney World, enjoy Spring training Baseball and vacation in Orlando, FL in the winters.  Bernadette was a member of the Belgian American Club, Belgian Heritage Center, St. Mary and St. Francis Parish (where she sang in the choir for many years) and member of the YMCA in Sturgeon Bay.  Her favorite place to visit was the Chapel (Shrine) in Champion.
Bernadette is survived by her Domestic Engineer, best friend and husband Al of 66 years; six children: Kelly (Louise) Moore, Cedarburg; Nickolas (Kay) Moore, Brussels; Mary (Cap) Wulf, Sturgeon Bay; Timothy (Sue) Moore,  Brussels; Michelle  (Dan) Lodahl, Eagan, MN; Kevin (Fiance, Amy) Moore, Green Bay; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; a sister Florence DeDecker; brother Dennis (Sharon) Jeanquart; in-laws, Ervin Jadin, Pat Moore, Tom Moore, Colleen & Chris DeNamur, Kathy and Larry Gentine, along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.  Bernadette was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws Allen Sr. and Lillian (Tease) Moore, her sister Dorraine Jadin, nephews Brian Jadin and Mike DeDecker, brother in-law Elmer DeDecker, many aunts, uncles, cousins and good friends.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish, Brussels, the Rev. Edward Looney officiating. Entombment will be in the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.  Friends may call from 3:30 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  A prayer services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  There will be no visitation the morning of the funeral. On-line condolences may be offered at
A special thanks to everyone at Pinecrest in Sturgeon Bay and Allouez Parkside Village in Green Bay for the great care they provided to Bernadette over the past years 


Ben (Benny) Pelishek

Ben (Junie) Pelishek, age 89 of Kewaunee died on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Aurora Baycare Medical Center.  He was born on October 25, 1929 in Kewaunee to the late Ben and Anna (Gabriel) Pelishek.

He entered the U. S. Army February 14, 1951 and served until February 14, 1953.  After service he married Marilyn Hruska October 31, 1959.

He worked at Hamilton Manufacturing for several years and then for Gordon Pelishek Construction for many years until retiring.  He also farmed in the Town of Carlton.

Ben was a lifelong member of St. Hedwig Church, now St. Therese Parish.  He was an active member of  Robinson American Legion  Post 538 for 66 years.  Ben enjoyed hunting, trapping and socializing with friends.

Survivors include Marilyn, his wife of fifty-nine years; two sons and daughters-in-law: David and Mary Pelishek; Joe and Mandy Pelishek; three grandchildren: Kayla, Ashley and Nikki; two sisters-in-law: Jean Huber, Kewaunee; Janet Hruska, Luxemburg and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one brother: Ervin (Lucille) Pelishek; three brothers-in-law: James Hruska; Dan Huber and John (Carol) Apker.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 26 at St. Hedwig Church at East Krok until the time of services.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Fr. Dennis Drury Fr. Willie VandeLoo concelebrating.  Burial will be in St. Hedwig Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name.

The family would like to thank the V. A. Clinics at Cleveland and Green Bay for all the care that they gave Ben and his family.

Reta Mae (Olson) Schmidt

Reta Mae (Olson) Schmidt
October 15, 1933 – June 16, 2019


Beloved mother of Mary Ann Schmidt (Keiji Takeichi) passed peacefully on June 16, 2019 at her home in Sturgeon Bay, overlooking the Japanese Gardens.

Daughter of Vernon E. and Gertrude (Johnson) Olson (Olson’s Beer Depot and V. E. Olson Excavating Company), Reta was born in Sturgeon Bay on October 15, 1933.  Reta, 1951 Prom Queen, graduated from Sturgeon Bay High in 1952 and went on to earn her teaching degree from Oshkosh State College. As an elementary teacher in Neenah, Wisconsin, Pompano Beach, Florida, and Sturgeon Bay, Reta touched countless young minds and hearts during her thirty-six years of service.

Reta loved animals, traveling around the world, Tony Bennett, music and dancing, Saturday mornings at the Farmers’ Market, lunch at the Red Room, happy hour at The Lodge, shopping, Wheel of Fortune and the Golden Girls, but most of all, entertaining family and friends at her garage parties.

Reta is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Edward G. Olson. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, her nephews, Chris and Chuck Olson of Sturgeon Bay and Ed Olson of Fairbault, Minnesota, and many family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on July 5, 2019 at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church (323 South 5th Avenue) with Reverend Reeder Herrick officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of services at the church on Friday. Inurnment will follow at Bayside Cemetery. Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Crossroads at Big Creek appreciated.

Michael L. Woldt

Michael L. Woldt, 70, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Aurora Bay Care in Green Bay.  He was born in Green Bay on May 19, 1949, to Lawrence and Lorraine (Cunningham) Woldt.  After high school, he served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1967 to 1971.  On February 19, 2016, he married Jennifer L. Fairchild in Las Vegas.
Mike owned and operated Woldt’s Corner Pub in Sturgeon Bay for 29 years.  Before realizing his lifelong dream of opening a restaurant, Mike worked for the Green Bay Chapter of the Teamsters Union for several years.  Prior to that, he was employed by Mrs. Karl’s Bakery in Green Bay for many years, where he started as a bread truck driver and worked his way up into management.
As an avid golfer you would be sure to see Mike out on the golf course whenever he wasn’t at the restaurant.  He loved wintering in Arizona where he enjoyed hosting parties with his many friends.
Mike was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, step-father, and friend.  He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife; 2 daughters, Tammi (Jon) Lasater of Folsom, CA; Mindy (Edgar) Bennett of Gilbert, AZ; 3 grandchildren, Caleb Lasater, Edgar Bennett IV,  and Elyse Bennett; 2 sisters, Fay (John) Callahan, Lynn (Kurt) Matzke; 2 brothers, Lee (Nancy) Woldt, Lance (Debbie) Woldt, all of Green Bay; 2 step-children, Caitlin Fairchild and Zachary (Katie) Fairchild.  He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Larry (Susie) Woldt.
Private family burial services will be conducted at Clay Banks Cemetery.  Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Mike’s life on Monday, June 24, 2019, from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Woldt’s Corner Pub, 911 Green Bay Road, in Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 (920) 743-9115.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.  On-line condolences and tributes may be offered at

Steven B. Benson

Steven B. Benson, age 76 of Rhinelander, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at his home with his wife by his side.  For the past year, Steve was under the care of Ascension Hospice.  He was born on December 4, 1942, in Mayville, Wisconsin to Ellert and Pearl (Happel) Benson.


Steve grew up in Sturgeon Bay, WI where he graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School.  He served for three years in the United State Marine Corps.  On September 28, 1968, he married the former Beverly Small in Mosinee and together they would raise their family of two sons. 


Steve was a union electrician for 50 years.  His work for Van Ert Electric brought the family to Rhinelander where they lived on the banks of the Wisconsin River for 42 years.  He was an avid sportsman who loved hunting, fishing, and shooting his bow.  Steve was also an accomplished woodcarver and was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church.


Steve is survived by his wife, Beverly Benson of Rhinelander; two sons, Jeffrey (Amber) Benson of Hibbing, MN and Brian (Lisa) Benson of Rosemount, MN; four grandchildren, Mya, Laila, Lacey, and Lauren; a sister, Barbara (Roger) Smith of Little Chute, WI; a brother, Bill (Shirley) Benson of Escanaba, MI; and a sister-in-law, Nancy Benson of Neenah.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellert and Pearl; a sister, Jacquelyn Nolte of Kewaunee; and a brother, Loren Benson of Neenah.


The funeral service for Steve will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Rhinelander with Rev. Richard Krahn officiating.  Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday at the church.  Inurnment will take place in the Mosinee Cemetery on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, in Mosinee, WI.  Carlson Funeral Home (715-369-1414 / is assisting the Benson family with arrangements. 


Contributions in Steve’s memory can be made to the Children’s Miracle Network or Ascension Hospice. 


“Thank you to Ascension Hospice for the wonderful care they provided Steve and Bev.  They truly do serve the whole family.”

John Robert Asher

John Robert Asher entered eternal rest on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama surrounded by his loving family.
John was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin on March 29, 1944 to the late William and Vivian Asher. He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School, class of 1962, and married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Elizabeth May Asher on July 30, 1966. Together, they were a perfect example of true love that lasted 53 years. John was a devoted, loving husband and proud father. He was a man with a quick wit, full of perfect advice. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed bowling, hunting, and coaching. He also loved to spend time boating on Lake Michigan with his family. He always had home improvement projects to complete, both at his house and numerous projects at his children’s homes. He was an honorable man, full of integrity. He lead by example, remained humble and although he was a quiet man, his few words spoke volumes.
He is survived by his adored wife of 53 years, Elizabeth May Asher; three children Marty (Tracie) Asher, Michael (Cally) Asher, and Mary Pat (Lee) Peterson; nine grandchildren Haley-Marie and Orion Asher, Sladon, Shylee, and Shaylyn Asher, and Luke, Savannah, Miles, and Sarah Beth Peterson; one sister, Sue (Frank) Carmody, one brother Steve (Donna) Asher, and one sister-in-law, Barb Asher; and a host of extended family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ken Asher.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in his hometown of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary’s School, Sacred Heart of Jesus High School or RIFA of Jackson, all located in Jackson, Tennessee.

George Andrew Graham, Jr.

George Andrew Graham, Jr., 88, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away on Monday, July 15, 2019 at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village Nursing Home in Sister Bay, WI with his family at his side.

     He was born December 7, 1930 in Bakersfield, CA, the son of George Andrew Graham, Sr. and Mary Pearl (Sandidge) Graham. George graduated from Dinuba High School in California in 1948. He attended the University of Redlands in California and graduated with a degree in Psychology. There he played football, was elected student body president, and met the love of his life, Patricia Anne Phillips. He and Pat were united in marriage on June 19, 1953 in Alhambra, CA.

     George enrolled at Andover Newton Theological School in Newton Centre, MA. At the same time, he completed a Masters in Psychology at Boston University. He then attended Union Theological Seminary in New York City while serving as an assistant pastor in Mount Vernon, New York. Continuing his education, he enrolled at the University of Chicago Theological School in Illinois for doctoral studies and was a Danforth Fellow. Later, George served at University Baptist Church in Iowa City, IA and eventually returned to the University of Redlands where he became the chaplain. Later in his career, George studied at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI and earned his doctorate in Industrial Psychology. He also taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the School of Business. Those experiences facilitated George progressing at First Wisconsin Bank (which later became Firstar Corporation and was then acquired by US Bank) in Milwaukee where he was First Vice President of Human Resources for over 30 years. Upon his retirement from the bank in 1992, he started his own consulting company, Graham Consulting, Inc., advising many companies on personnel practices and offering personal counseling as well. In 2015, George and Pat permanently moved to Sturgeon Bay to be near their daughter.

     George was a member of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, and the University Club of Milwaukee. He was active in various civic and professional organizations as well. George was a past President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the Leukemia Society of America, the Wisconsin Epilepsy Association, and Lad Lake - an organization for youth with traumatic backgrounds. He served on boards of the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, the Executive Committee of the Potawatomi Area Boy Scout Council (where he was recipient of the Silver Beaver Award), and the Wisconsin Council for Economic Education. George also served on personnel committees of the American Red Cross and United Way. He has received professional recognition in Who's Who groups for Finance and Industry, Science and Engineering, Medicine and Health Care, as well as Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

     George's entire life was dedicated to people. He was a leader and friend as well as an excellent listener. George had a great love for animals and nature and he enjoyed building. George also enjoyed traveling, boating, golfing, and gardening. He was an avid sports fan of the Wisconsin Badgers (where all three children attended), the Green Bay Packers, and the Milwaukee Brewers. Above all, he loved his family.

     George will be missed by his beloved wife, Pat, with whom he was blessed with over 66 years of marriage; three children, G. Andrew (Marion) Graham III of San Diego, CA, Ronald Graham of Las Vegas, NV, and Holly (Todd) Meikle of Sturgeon Bay, WI; six grandsons, G. Andrew (fiancé, Belma Balic) Graham IV and Brian Graham, Seamus and Donovan Graham, and Rory and Rex Meikle; brother-in-law, Ronald (Thelma) Phillips of Albuquerque, NM; other relatives; colleagues; and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donnell (Doris) Graham; and other relatives.

     George's life will be celebrated, privately, by family at a later date.

     Memorials may be given in his name for Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay and the Wisconsin Humane Society.

     "Our family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Scandia Village and Unity Hospice for their wonderful, compassionate care given to George and our family."

Janet S. Morse

Janet S. Morse, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at her home on Saturday, June 15, 2019.  She was born on August 22, 1952, in Marysville, CA to Claude and Betty (Fletcher) Foster.  On December 22, 1969, she married James R. Morse in Reno, NV.
Janet moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1984, while her husband was in the U.S. Coast Guard.  After retirement, she and her husband traveled the U.S. in a motorhome for more than 5 years.  Janet loved to craft which included making greeting cards, and quilting.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and going to their sporting events.
Survivors include her husband, James; one daughter, Shannon (Bob) Lauder, Sturgeon Bay; one son, Daryl (fiancé, April) Morse, Forestville; 7 grandchildren, Mike Lauder, Cody Lauder, Allie (Isaac) Kolterjahn, Dylan (Erin) Lauder, Chelsea Lauder, Kyrinn Morse, and Keara Morse; 5 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters; 1 brother; 2 sisters-in-law; 2 brothers-in-law.  She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers; and 1 sister.
A private family service will be held at a later date.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be given to DoorCANcer. 


Maryann Lillian Tyndall

Maryann Lillian Tyndall, 78, of Egg Harbor, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.


     She was born September 12, 1940 in Detroit, MI, daughter of the late Michael Peter and Mary Elizabeth (Porubsky) Jurica.  Maryann graduated from St. Lawrence High School in Utica, MI in 1958. She married Larry Jones in Detroit in 1962, with whom she had four children with and raised in Algoma. Maryann met James D. Tyndall on a blind date and married at Old St. Joseph’s Church, on the campus of St. Norbert College, De Pere in 2000.  The two enjoyed traveling together and visited all the major United States National Parks, South America, Mexico, and Turks and Caicos. Maryann and Jim loved going for dinner, cross country skiing, and biking. They were members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Juddville, where Maryann devoted much of her time being a lector, usher, communion server, serving on the worship committee, and helping wherever and whenever she was able.


     She worked for the Wisconsin Label Corporation in Algoma for 25 years before retiring in Egg Harbor. Maryann had a strong love for rescuing kittens. She enjoyed volunteering at Birch Creek, landscaping, and gardening. She cherished the time she was able to spend with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


     Maryann will be missed by her husband, Jim; children, Brian Jones of Cottage Grove, John (Lynn) Jones of Green Bay, Cindy (Dave) Williquette of De Pere, and Jennifer (Mike Zoelle) Jones of De Pere; step-daughters, Allison Tyndall of St. Robert, MO and Stephanie Tyndall of Moody, AL; grandchildren, Ethan and Natalie Jones, Michelle (Jason) Dahlke and Matt (Sharie) Williquette, Alexandria (Robbie) Neuville, Caitlin Dworak, Sarah Heesacker, Sean Heesacker, Alexa (Dino) Bilankov, Nick (Tia) Zoelle, and Reece (Josey) Zoelle; great-grandchildren, Chase, Aubree, and Emmett Dahlke, Cameron Williquette, Carter Jansen, Occie and Addeyson Dworak, and Max Bilankov; brother, Michael (Vi) Jurica; brother-in-law Jeff (Cheryl) Tyndall; and niece and nephew Susan (Andre) Jurica and Michael (Liz) Jurica Jr.


     She was preceded in death by her parents; nephew, Jimmy (Laura) Tyndall; and great-grandson, Everett Neuville.


     Maryann’s life will be celebrated with a memorial service on Monday, June 17 at 12:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Juddville with Pastor Frank Kauzlarich officiating.


     Visitation will be held before the memorial service at the church from 10 – 11:50 a.m. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Maryann’s name to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville.


     “Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Neuro Intensive Care Unit team at Aurora Bay Care for their compassionate care and kindness.”


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

William A. Zemke

William A. Zemke, age 80, died peacefully June 3, 2019 in Kewaunee, WI. Born November 26, 1938, the son of Alfred and Geneva (Bergner) Zemke was raised on the family farm in Suring, WI. He attended UW River Falls where he obtained his bachelor’s degree, fell in love with his future wife of 56 years Sharon (Anderson) Zemke and went on to serve in the US Army. He then returned to UW River Falls and obtained his master’s degree in agricultural science.  

William and Sharon moved to Kewaunee County in the early 1970’s following his passion for farming and became an agricultural instructor for NWTC.  William was a member of the American Legion, Lions, a number of agricultural and educational associations and served on the board of directors for the Kewaunee State Bank.  


William was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His pride and joy were his two grandsons Tanner and Colton. He loved the outdoors, especially fishing anywhere, anytime and hunting in what he called God’s country.  


William was also known to be the last one on the dance floor and the first one to sing on karaoke night where they gave him the nickname of “Whispering Bill”.  

William will be missed, but never forgotten. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Geneva Zemke and wife, Sharon (Anderson) Zemke. William is survived by son, William Zemke Jr and grandsons, Tanner Zemke and Colton Zemke.  


Visitation will be held on Saturday, June 22nd at Buchanan Funeral Home – 1425 Ellis St, Kewaunee, WI 54216 from 2:00pm until 4:30 pm and service to follow the visitation.

Dr. Jeffrey L. Schauder

Dr. Jeffrey L. Schauder passed away on June 12th at his home in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin at the age of 72, with his family at his side. 

     Jeff was born in Shawano, Wisconsin to a family of WWII veterans and he dedicated his life to the service of others both personally and professionally, including as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Serving Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay and the surrounding areas for most of his career, Jeff was always generous with his time and tireless in caring for others, their well-being and their happiness. 

     He is survived by his large, loving family and all the generations of smiles and happy people whose many lives he touched with his kindness and generosity. Jeff’s life will be honored with a funeral service held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Sister Bay Moravian Church with Pastor Kerry Krauss officiating.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

     Memorials may be given in his memory for the Door County Veterans Service Council or Sister bay Moravian Church.

     Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Schauder family.

Dr. Arthur B. "Doc" Hopper, Jr

Dr. Arthur B. “Doc” Hopper, Jr. of Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin, age 84, passed away the morning of 25 May 2019. He was a native of Birmingham, Alabama.

     He was proud to have served in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956 before entering Birmingham Southern College (BSC). He received a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts in 1959. While at BSC he served two years as president of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and appeared in many theatre productions. He received a master’s degree in Theatre from the University of North Carolina in 1960, and soon after began his forty-year career as a University Professor of Theatre. He taught for three years at Troy State University in Troy, Alabama before entering Indiana University to pursue a doctorate degree, which he received in 1968. From 1963 to 1970 he taught at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, and was the Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre. He left Indiana State University to accept the position of Chair of the Department of Speech and Theatre at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. At Millikin, he established the first Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree Program in Musical Theatre in the Midwest. While at Millikin he served two years as President of the Illinois Theatre Association as well as regional Chair of the American College Theatre Festival. He left Millikin in 1984 to become Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, a position he held until his retirement in 2000. Under his leadership, the department was the first Theatre Department in Wisconsin to receive accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Theatre. He was also instrumental in establishing a BFA in Acting, Dance, Design/Technology, and Musical Theatre. In 1994, The American College Theatre Association selected Arthur as one of the ten outstanding educational theatre directors in the country. During his highly regarded career, he directed over 150 plays, and more than 30 musicals. Aside from his family, Arthur’s greatest joy was creating moving theatrical experiences for students and audiences.

     In 2005, he and his wife, Dee, moved to their beloved Door County, Wisconsin, where they have both been active in the arts. Arthur was an avid watercolorist, with Door County being the primary source of inspiration for painting. He found much joy building friendships and continuing to stay active in the performing arts, sports, travel, charitable and social activities.

     He is survived by his wife, Dee Hopper; daughter, Karen Hopper; son, Wes Hopper (Diane); stepson, Jeff Wilke (Kellie); stepdaughter, Stefanie Allen (Brent); and seven grandchildren.

     The family is holding a private service in Arthur’s memory on 5 August 2019.

     A public Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on 6 August 2019 at the Third Avenue Playhouse, 239 N Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

     In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Third Avenue Playhouse in Arthur’s name would be greatly appreciated.

Betty J. Salentine

Betty J. Salentine, 92 of Luxemburg, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019.  She was born February 4, 1927 at home in Ladysmith, WI, the ninth of twelve children, to the late Albert L. and Catherine W. (Van Den Elzen) Verdegan. On May 5, 1948 she married Milton T. Salentine at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Ladysmith, WI.  He preceded her in death on March 3, 1990. Together they ran a dairy farm in Luxemburg until retirement in 1988.  She was an active member of St. Mary Church, Luxemburg and the Christian Mother Society, volunteering for numerous activities.  Her enjoyments included, playing cards, bowling and socializing with friends.  Most of all she cherished spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Survivors include seven children, John “Jack” (Diane) Salentine, Kewaunee; Jean (Gary) Cribb, Green Bay; Tom (Joan) Salentine, Casco; Randy (LaDonne) Salentine, Luxemburg; Rhonda (Kelly) Brusky, Sturgeon Bay; Nancy (Pat) Sladky Bins, Green Bay; Debbie (Dale) Pribek, Kewaunee; 13 grandchildren, Mike (Molly) Salentine, Brian (Michelle) Salentine, Shawn (Greg) Loberger, Shannon (Adam) Nowak, Shane (Becky) Salentine, Stephanie (Mike) Paye, Ashley (T.J.) Metzler, Ethan Salentine, Derek Salentine, Britanie (Stephen) Nowak, Alyssa (Danny) Vandertie, Cole (Naomi) Sladky, Ashlyn Pribek; three step-grandchildren, Thoran (Shawn) Cribb, Tara (Jake) Appel, Katie Cribb; 18 great-grandchildren, Mitchell Salentine, Maya Salentine, Nolan Salentine, Gabriella Salentine, Marissa Loberger, Seth Loberger, Blake Nowak, Aliya Nowak, Caleb Nowak, Brynn and Parker Salentine, Mason Paye, Addison Paye, Griffin Paye, Andi Metzler, Ramzi Metzler, Mila Salentine, William Nowak; two step-great grandchildren, Brittany (Devon) Lenz, Jace Cribb; one step-great-great-grandchild, Oliver Lenz; one sister in law, Beatrice Salentine, Luxemburg; one brother in law, Ervin Destree, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by, one son in law, Edward A. Wavrunek; five brothers, Matt (Evelyn) Verdegan, Ray (Dorothy) Verdegan, Earl (Celina) Verdegan, Ed (Verneal) Verdegan, Rev. Al Verdegan; six sisters, Ella (Neil) Schneider, Agnes (Lee) Fandel, Rosie (Butch) Vanderbloemen, Lorraine (Jim) Leonard, Louella Verdegan, Jean (Bud) Charais;  brothers in law, and sisters in law,  Donald Salentine, John Salentine, Helen (Donald) Peot, Marian (Leo) Salmon, Marcie (Ed) Salmon, Audrey Destree; her father in law and mother in law, John N. and Anna R. (Oberhofer) Salentine.

Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, June 14, 2019.  Closing parish rosary at 7:00 pm, Friday with Deacon Bob Miller.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 am and 10:45 am Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the family.

The family wishes to extend a note of thanks to Unity Hospice, Pam Miller and her staff at Helping Hearts Assisted Living, past and present, for making each day a good day for Mom the last four years, all of Mom’s friends at Helping Hearts, St. Vincent Hospital E. R. and 9th floor personnel, Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Squad and family and friends who offered support and visits.

Dementia may have affected Mom’s memory, but it didn’t change her pleasant personality and for that we are THANKFUL!

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Betty’s name.

Florretta S. (Colle) Lischka

Florretta  Lischka, age 100 of Kewaunee died on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Bellin Memorial Hospital surrounded by her family.  She was born on October 26, 1918 in Luxemburg to the late Peter and Elizabeth (Haen) Colle.  

She married Anton Lischka Sr. on January 8, 1938 at St. Mary’s Church in Luxemburg.  They shared sixty eight years together, he preceded her in death on September 1, 2006.

She was a lifelong member of St. John’s Church, Krok, now St. Therese Parish.  She loved being with her nieces and nephews and later her grandchildren.  She and Anton loved polka dancing.

Survivors include her children: Tony (Jane) Lischka, Kewaunee; Steve (June) Lischka, Kewaunee; five grandchildren: Renee (Glenn) Reckelberg; Tony Lischka III (special friend, Stacy); Christopher (Laurie) Lischka; Kari (Troy) Konop; April Lischka (Fiancé Scott Siebold); five great grandchildren: Katelyn Buresh; Kailey; Alisyn; Justin Lischka; Hunter Konop; one great great grandchild: Everly and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by an infant son: Dennis; one grandson: Andrew Lischka; two brothers: Roman Colle; Peter (Edna) Colle; four sisters: Lucille (Bill) Sisel; Marie (Julius) Suess; Elizabeth Colle; Lorraine (Grant) Maedke.

Friends may call after 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 14 at St. Hedwig Church, East Krok until the time of services.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. by Fr. Dennis Drury.  Following a lunch at church, burial will take place at St. John Cemetery, Krok.

The family would like to thank Kewaunee Care Center for the care and concern that they gave Florretta and her family for the last ten years, Kewaunee Ambulance and Bellin Hospital ER.

Eleanor Irene Naze

Eleanor  died peacefully under the care of Aurora Hospice in Green Bay on Saturday June 8, 2019.  She was 95 years old and was born on May 24, 1924 in Kewaunee to the late Wenzel and Catherine (Pardowsky) Janda.  

She graduated from Kewaunee High School and was a bookkeeper for many years at Kewaunee Bottling Works.  

On August 23, 1958 she married Myron Naze, he preceded her in death on March 14, 2002. 

In her earlier years she loved to polka and had her favorite dancing shoes.  Her husband, Myron had his own polka band.  Eleanor was an avid newspaper reader and would cut articles and jokes out to share with other people.  Her love of collecting and reading cookbooks was also a way of sharing a favorite recipe.  Playing bingo and card games was a weekly occurrence along with her garage sale shopping.  She also had a soft spot for animals, especially cats and dogs.  She took great pride in her appearance, but wearing her numerous beaded sweatshirts was her trademark.  A devoted wife, she cared for her husband who had MS for 27 years.

She belonged to Holy Rosary Church and also did volunteer work at Kewaunee Care Center. 

She is survived by her niece Cheryl (Scott) Ohrmundt, Wausau, WI and her nephew Steven Janda, Owen, WI and many cousins and friends.  She was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law Sylvester and Betty Janda and her sister Grace.

Friends may call at Buchanan Funeral Home after 1:00 p.m. until time of service at 2:45 p.m. on  Friday June 14 at the funeral home with Dcn. Chuck Agnew officiating.  Burial will follow in Holy Rosary Cemetery.  

The family wishes to thank Kathy and her staff at Silver Leaf Assisted Living for their outstanding compassion and support for Eleanor and her family.

Eleanor "Jean" Casey

Eleanor “Jean” Casey, 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay.

     She was born June 21, 1929 in Buffalo, New York, daughter of the late Robert Martin and Eleanor May (Brown) Eiss.  After graduating from Neenah High School, she attended Lawrence University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English.  Jean worked as an English teacher at Wausau High School for two years before marrying her husband, William P. Casey in Oshkosh on February 28, 1953.  She worked for Bell Telephone Company until her first child was born.  She was a stay at home mom until after her three children were in high school.  Jean then returned to education by writing a federal grant application for Neenah High School and worked as a teacher’s aide in the English department.  Jean and Bill retired to Door County and Jean worked in the Butik at Al Johnson’s in Sister Bay, as well as volunteered for many years at The Clearing.

     She was a member of St. Rosalia’s Catholic Church (now, Stella Maris Parish – Sister Bay site).  Jean loved to sing in the church choir and with the Peninsula Singers.  She was a creative individual who enjoyed knitting and writing.  Her favorite pastime, though, was meeting with people and learning about their lives.  She was a great conversationalist and, just as important, a great listener.

     Jean will be missed by her loving husband of 66 years, Bill; children, Kathleen Anne (Lynn) Casey-McKee of Atlanta, Georgia, William Robert (Kris) Casey of Manitowoc, and James Patrick (Caryn) Casey of Burbank, California; grandchildren, Michael (Aubrey) Delinsky, Caitlin (Taylor) Watts, Katherine (Jordan Kabat) Casey, Emily Casey, Liam Casey, Siera Casey and Carlie (Scott Simick) Casey; and brother, Robert (Georgia) Eiss.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Eleanor Eiss.

     Jean’s life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 14, 2019 at Stella Maris Parish-Sister Bay site at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. David Ruby officiating. She will be laid to rest in Rowleys Bay Cemetery. There will be no visitation prior to Mass.

     A memorial service will also be held on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay at 11:00 a.m.  A luncheon will follow the service.

     Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Casey family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Jean may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Kordla (Kay) Mae Bartz

Kordla (Kay) Mae Bartz, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, WI passed away on May 29, 2019 at Pine Crest Village in Sturgeon Bay, WI.  She was born June 30, 1939 in Suring, WI to Harold and Erma (Schuettpelz) Bartz.  She graduated from Suring High School in 1957 and attended nursing school at Fort Wayne Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in Indiana.  She became a registered nurse in 1960.
Kay worked as a surgical nurse for her entire career.  She was employed by several hospitals, including Stanford University, Chicago Wesleyan Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Hospital. She served on the surgical teams for some of the earliest heart transplants and many innovative orthopedic procedures.  She was proud of her nursing contributions and always placed patient care as her top priority. She became a resident at Pine Crest Village in 2013.
Survivors include four siblings, David (Rachael) Bartz of Sturgeon Bay, Althea (Loren) Korte of Lexington, MA, Myrna (Robert) Eslinger of Long Island, NY, Harold (MaryAnn) Bartz of Plano, TX and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her beloved cat, Maggie.
The family wishes to thank niece Laurie Thiede for her loving companionship, the staff and residents of Pine Crest Village for the care and love they showed Kay during her stay, and the staff of Unity Hospice for the excellent care during her final days.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019 at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Inurnment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.  Online condolences may be offered at
Memorials may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House ( in her name.


Sue Rydzewski

Susan M. Rydzewski, 61, Pilsen, died early Saturday morning, June 8, 2019.  She was born on August 12, 1957 to the late Ardeal A. and Irene A. (Piszczek) Ledvina in Green Bay. She graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School and worked at the Fort Howard Company, she volunteered at the Luxemburg-Casco Schools and was her brother John’s right hand farm hand along with babysitting many of her nieces and nephews.  Sue was a wonderful caregiver for her Mother, who entered Heaven, 03-09-19.  On October 14, 1983 Sue married Thomas J. Rydzewski at St. Joseph Church in Pilsen.  Together they have a beautiful daughter, Nicole, the love and center of their lives.

Susan is survived by her loving husband, Tom and loving daughter Nicole;  sisters and brothers, Mary Jane Chervenka, Denmark; Carol (Lloyd) Kwasny, Green Bay; Pat (Dale) Jandrain, Luxemburg; Joanne (Lee) Ledvina, Kewaunee; Jim (Mary) Ledvina, John (Leah) Ledvina, all of Luxemburg; brothers in law, Dennis (Joanne) Rydzewski, Darboy; John (Mary) Rydzewski, Milwaukee; Peter Rydzewski, Two Rivers; nieces and nephews.

Susan was preceded in death by her parents; her father in law and mother in law, Ralph and Bernice Rydzewski; one brother in law, Denis Chervenka.

Friends may call at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph – St. John Site in Pilsen, 9:00 to 10:45 am on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  Funeral 11:00 am on Thursday at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen.


Sue was a beautiful, compassionate, hardworking and loving wife, mother and sister.  She was completely selfless and always thought of others and put others before herself.  She was a wonderful wife to her husband, Tom and the best mother to their daughter, Nicole. She always liked to surprise others with gifts to make them feel loved and special.  Sue always had a kind word and gave great advice when asked.  She was reliable and always was available when someone needed her.  She loved reading, gardening, flowers, canning, working at the home farm and spending time with her family.  She was an excellent cook, gardener and homemaker.  She spent a lot of her life caring for her elderly mother and always went out of her way to help others.  She always brought light and sunshine wherever she went.  She was always so happy, cheerful and willing to pitch in to help without being asked. She had a beautiful smile that would light up the room whenever she entered.  She was so beautiful inside and out.  Sue was such a beautiful woman and the perfect role model.  She always knew what to do to make others feel better and was so wise.  She knew so much information about everything and always surprised others with her knowledge and wit.  One quote that she found and always liked was “What if you woke up today with only the things that you thanked God for yesterday?”


Sue will be dearly and deeply missed and loved by so many.

Marian Gaedtke

Marian M. Gaedtke, 86, of Montpelier, died Friday evening, June 07, 2019 at a local hospital.  She was born February 16, 1933 in Kewaunee County to the late Walter and Alma (Hanmann) Siegmund. On April 23, 1955 Marian married Melvin A. Gaedtke at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kewaunee.  He preceded her in death on December 22, 2006.  Her enjoyments included crocheting and making the counties best tasting peanut squares.


Survivors include her four children, Mike Gaedtke, Green Bay; Melanie (Paul) Czoske, Kewaunee; Mark (Carolyn) Gaedtke, FL; Michelle (Brian) Osterloth, Two Rivers; thirteen grandchildren, David Czoske, Joshua Czoske, Amanda Mastalir (special friend, Andrew Reps), Brian Gaedtke, Tony Gaedtke, Nathanael Gaedtke, Sean Gaedtke, Zachary Gaedtke, Jason Gaedtke, Nicole (Chris) Struck, Laura (Jerry) Bohman, Stephanie (Anthony) Neuser, Brandon Osterloth; thirteen great-grandchildren, Thea and Lili Czoske, Kendra, Sage and Cullen Czoske, Scarlet Mastalier, Breanna and Dominick Struck, Isabella Borley, Daemon Bohman, Ania DePas, Kaylee and Sylus Neuser; one brother and three sisters in law, Lyle (Lois) Siegmund, Ruth Siegmund, Lois Siegmund, all of Kewaunee; one sister, Sandy (Art) Schweiner, Denmark; many nieces and nephews.


Marian was preceded in death by, four brothers, Walter (Freida) Siegmund, Ken Siegmund, John Siegmund, Lynn Siegmund; one sister, Leona (Glenway) Breitlow; brothers in law and sisters in law, Sylvester and Bertha Gaedtke, Marvin and Norma Gaedtke, Vernetta and Ed Bosdeck; one nephew, Wayne Bosdeck.


Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4 to 7 pm on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.  Closing parish prayer service, 7:00 pm. Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier.  Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.  Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Montpelier.

Joan A. Draeb

Joan A. Draeb, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday afternoon, May 31, 2019 at Door County Medical Center.

     Joan Elizabeth was born to Otis and Clara (Kvasse) Aamodt January 16, 1926 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the third of their four daughters.

     She graduated from River Falls High School and continued her education from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Joan graduated from West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing in Oak Park, Illinois.

     On October 25, 1947, she married J. William Draeb in Oak Park, Illinois.  They first met while at the Pine Resort in Idlewild where Joan was employed during the summer months. Together they operated Draeb Jewelers in Sturgeon Bay. They had three children, Karen Marie, Elizabeth Lydia and George William.

     She worked at Door County Memorial Hospital in extended care for many years before taking a job at Bay Ship in their medical department. Joan was an avid knitter and weaver and she enjoyed playing bridge.

     Joan was a member of Bay View Lutheran Church.    

     She is survived by her two children, Betsy (Mike) Kelly of Plainwell, MI and George (Joan) Draeb of Sturgeon Bay; seven grandchildren, Kathryn (Terrance) Stafford, Elizabeth (Jeremy) Albrecht, John (Kelly M.) Kelly, Erik Hays, Cheryl (David) Ehlers, Brian (Samantha) Kelly, and Bill (Rose Teskie) Draeb; and eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Virginia Hecht of Denver; and many nieces and nephew.

     Joan was preceded in death by her parents, Otis and Clara Aamodt; husband, Bill; daughter, Karen Hays; and sisters, Agnes Aamodt and Karen Aamodt.

     Her life will be honored with a funeral service held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Burial will follow in Bayside Cemetery.

     Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 2:00 p.m.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Joan’s name to Bay View Lutheran Church or the Peninsula Symphonic Band.

     Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Draeb family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Joan may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Robert "Willie" Williquette

Robert “Willie” L. Williquette, 88, of Green Bay, died early Wednesday morning, June 05, 2019 at a local nursing home.  He was born in Duck Creek on January 24, 1931 to the late Lester and Marie (Hendricks) Williquette.  On September 23, 1950 he married Donna Rempett at Annunciation Catholic Church in Green Bay.  She preceded him in death on June 27, 1994.  On July 27, 1996 Bob married Patricia Balmes-Firkins at Nativity Catholic Church, Green Bay.  She preceded him in death on April 27, 2012.  Bob served his country in the U.S. Navy.  He is best remembered for Willie’s Bar in Thiry Daems, a business he ran for 25 years and was noted as an avid pool shooter. His enjoyments included playing cards, travelling and spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his two daughters, Becky (Bill) Renier, Luxemburg; Diane (Lyle) LaLuzerne, Sturgeon Bay; five step-children, Cindy, Donna, Dawn, Diane, Sandy; five grandchildren, Stacy LaLuzerne, Scott (Kelly) LaLuzerne, Angie (Phil) Koebe, Beau (Jenni) Renier, Haley Renier (Jeremy Christenson);  great-grandchildren, Jaxon, Delilah, Waylon, Jude and  Valerie; many step-grandchildren and step – great-grandchildren;  one sister, Marlus Knaus, Green Bay;  one brother in law, Robert Blake, WI; one sister in law, Shirley Verheyden, Green Bay; many nieces and nephews.

Willie was preceded in death by, two sisters and three brothers in law, June Blake, Germaine (Roy) Coppens, Merle Knaus; Lyle Verheyden, and many other brothers in law and sisters in law.

Friends may call at McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 9:00 to 11:20 pm on Saturday, June 8, 2019.  Funeral service 11:30 am on Saturday at the funeral home with Deacon Bob Miller.  Full Military Rites to follow with the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg.  Entombment in the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

A special thanks to the staff of Bornemann Nursing Home and Compassus Hospice.

Robert Stanley Samuelson

Robert Stanley Samuelson, 79, of Puryear, Tennessee, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2019 at the Henry County Medical Center in Paris, TN.

     He was born March 6, 1940 in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late Stanley Gordon and Grace Dorothy (Keith) Samuelson and was raised at Samuelson’s in Sturgeon Bay. After graduating from high school, Bob enlisted into the United States Coast Guard and served in the Vietnam War. He retired from the Coast Guard as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in 1980, after honorably serving his country for 34 years. Bob was united in marriage with Annie-Laurie Thomas on November 26, 1958 at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church. The two were blessed with 60 years of marriage. Bob was a busy, active, and nice man who will be missed by many.

     Bob’s memory lives on in the hearts of his loving wife, Annie-Laurie; daughter, Julie-Ann Samuelson; grandsons, Robert C. (Jennifer) Samuelson, Knowles (Maegan) Samuelson, Thomas (Samantha) Curlings, and Austin (Emily) Curlings; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth Barrette; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Grace Samuelson; brother, Keith Samuelson; sister, Mary Elonich; brothers-in-law, Gilbert Barrette and Francis Thomas; and sisters-in-law, Martha Bergmeier and Charolette Grosskrueger.

     Bob’s life will be honored with a funeral service on Friday, June 14, 2019 beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Shiloh Moravian Church. Military honors will follow the funeral service. He will be laid to rest in the church cemetery.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m.

     Huehns Funeral Home has been entrusted with caring for the Samuelson family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Bob may be shared with his family through his tribute page at


Neil Freiman Anderson

Neil Freiman Anderson, 87, of Green Bay, formerly of Fish Creek, was called Home to be with the Lord and was reunited with his wife, Patricia, Tuesday morning, June 4, 2019 at Parkview Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center.

     He was born March 4, 1932 in Fish Creek, the son of Lester Edwin and Laura May (Freiman) Anderson. Neil graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1950 and then enlisted to serve his country with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Upon his honorable discharge, he returned home to take care of the family cottages The Parkside Cottages for two years before going to work for Jungwirth Ace Hardware in Sister Bay. Neil studied to become a master plumber and he went to work for Williams Plumbing and Heating in Baileys Harbor. He then started his own plumbing business, Anderson Plumbing and Heating, in mid 1970s. Neil retired from the plumbing business in the late 1980s.

     He married Patricia Ann Gerdman on September 14, 1957 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor where they remained longtime members. Neil and Patricia were blessed with over 54 years of marriage. Patricia passed away February 7, 2013.

     Neil liked ducks and was a former member of Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed collecting coins and putting together model airplanes. Neil was a proud veteran and had great respect for the flag. Every day he and his children would raise the flag at home, and he taught them how to properly fold the flag (so that no red ever showed). On April 13, 2016, Neil attended the Honor Flight with fellow Korean War veterans.

     He will be missed by his five children, Barbara (Larry) Cain of Toledo, OH, Christine (Richard) Voigtlander of Vadnais Heights, MN, John (Theresa) Anderson of Sturgeon Bay, Debra (Eric) Kordon of Sister Bay, and Thomas (friend, Jennifer Process) Anderson of Green Bay; eight grandchildren, Shawn (Sarah) Cain, Michael (Erin) Voigtlander, Robert (Jonathon Ostazeski) Voigtlander, Paige Anderson, Samuel and Jacob Kordon, and Karli and Makenzie Anderson; sister, Joyce (Tom) Beyer of Green Bay; three siblings-in-law, Rozanna Gerdman of Baileys Harbor, Glenn (Joyce) Gerdman of Ephraim, and Mary Jane (John) Olson of Oshkosh; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

     Neil was preceded in death by his parents; wife; sister, Ruth Terry; brother-in-law, Donald Gerdman; special friend Gladys Bauer; and many other relatives.

     His life will be honored with a funeral service held at 12:00 noon on Monday, June 10, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor with Pastor Gary Scharrig officiating. Neil will be laid to rest in Blossomberg Cemetery, beside his wife, Patricia.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 11:50 a.m.

     Condolences and memorials may be given in his memory. They can be sent to 2200 Mahon Court, Green Bay, WI 54311.

     "Our family would like to extend a special thanks to the staffs of Parkview Manor, Major General Jacob Brown Veterans Manor in Green Bay (where Neil had lived these past five years), and Unity Hospice for their care given to our father."

     Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Anderson family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Neil may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

Thomas "Barry" McNulty

Thomas Barry McNulty, "Barry" to all who knew him, 88, of Washington Island, WI, passed away Wednesday morning, June 5, 2019 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

     He was born September 3, 1930 in Chicago, IL, the son of William Philip McNulty and Jean (Mackenzie) McNulty. Barry graduated from New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL in 1948. He went on to study liberal arts and history at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where he earned his Bachelor's degree in 1952. Barry married Anne Whitson Reisse in Illinois in 1957. They shared over eight years of marriage and were blessed with two sons, Whitson and William III.

     Barry worked as a mortgage broker for United American Mortgage in Chicago for over 30 years. In his retirement, he moved to Washington Island in Door County, WI, a place he had visited for years, earlier in life.

     Barry coached little league baseball for his son, William, in Glencoe, IL. He loved to read especially, history. Barry enjoyed being outdoors and was an avid hiker. He liked walking on Washington Island, usually right down the middle of the road!

     Barry's memory will live in the hearts of his son, Whitson Barry McNulty of Hebron, IL; former wife, Anne Whipple of Lake Forest, IL; two granddaughters, Maya Cruz of Grass Valley, CA and Kira Felde of Schaumburg, IL; three grandchildren, Kassius, Jada, and Olive Cruz; longtime companion, Lynda Thompson of Charlotte, NC; and other relatives.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Philip McNulty III; granddaughter, Anabel Lee McNulty; brother, William Philip McNulty II; and other relatives.

     Barry will be laid to rest near family in All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Des Plaines, IL. No public services will be held.

     A special thanks goes out to the staffs of Unity Hospice and Door County Medical Center for their care given to Barry.

     Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC in Sister Bay, WI is assisting the McNulty family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Barry may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

Glenn G. Olson

Glenn G. Olson, 81 (and a half), of Fish Creek, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Door County Medical Center.

     He was born November 30, 1937, son of the late Harry and Vera (Lundgren) Olson.  After graduating from Oconomowoc High School in 1956, Glenn worked as a production manager for the Daily Herald in Chicago.  At the age of 50, he attended Harper College in Palatine, IL and achieved his baking degree.  Glenn and his first wife, Deanna Rolfs (who preceded him in death in 1996), moved to Door County in 1992 and bought the Country Walk Bake Shop, which Glenn owned and operated until his retirement.  He was proud to be able to use the cherries and apples out of his own orchard.  After selling the bake shop, Glenn sold his famous baked goods in Main Street Market, Ray’s Cherry Hut (now White Cottage Red Door), and Wood Orchard Market. 

     He married Judy A. (Christianson) Hartl at St. Peters Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay on November 4, 2000.  Together, they enjoyed traveling with their friends, the occasional trip to the casino, and spending time with their five-couple dinner group.  They attended St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville and St. Peters Lutheran Church.

     Glenn enjoyed watching the Packers, golfing, fishing, and being a member of the Egg Harbor Lions Club.  He relished in baking his scrumptious cherry pies and cherry strudels for his grandchildren while listening to the activities they were partaking in.

     Glenn will be missed by his loving wife, Judy; daughters, Dawn Cashman and Jennifer (Craig) Hunter; step-children, Brian (Kathy) Hartl, Ricky (Gina) Hartl, Mark Hartl, and Colleen (Chris) DeGrave; grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Maliszewski and Ben (Brittany) Cashman, Sawyer, Izack, Eli, and Liam Olson, Wesley, Jacob, and Peter Hunter, Bryce Hartl, and Tanner and Hailey DeGrave; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Josephine Maliszewski; sister, Lynn Hill; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Vera Olson; wife, Deanna Olson; and son, Greg Olson.

     Glenn’s life will be honored with a memorial service at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Gary Sharrig officiating.  He will be laid to rest in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Juddville on Monday June 10, 2019 at 3:30 p.m.

     Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

     “Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Richard Hogan and the ICU staff at the Door County Medical Center, Pastor Gary Sharrig, Yvonne Boettcher, Judy’s family, and our close friends for your love and support during this difficult time.”

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

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