Obituaries Archives for 2019-06

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 www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

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. www.mcmahonfh.com

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 www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

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 www.forbesfuneralhome.com
Memorials may be directed to the Ronald McDonald House (www.rmhc.org) 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 www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

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.  www.mcmahonfh.com

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 www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

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 www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

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 www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

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 www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

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