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Muriel Iris Miller

Muriel Iris Miller, 82, Algoma, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit.  She was born Nov. 20, 1937 in Brussels to Lawrence and Odelia (Ullman) Miller.

She grew up on the family farm in Brussels.  Muriel graduated from the Brussels High School May 30, 1955.  She worked as a receptionist for the Door County Hospital and St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay for many years.

Muriel was an avid Packer fan, and enjoyed playing bingo, gardening, country music, baking and watching TV.  Muriel had lived with her brother Gilbert for a while in Phoenix, AZ. until her mother took ill and she came back to care for her. 

Muriel is survived by her nieces, nephews and cousins.    She was preceded in death by her parents, two adult brothers Ralph and Gilbert and two infant brothers Jerome and Byron.

Friends may call at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg on Monday March 2, 2020 from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM with Rev. Curt Grube officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.

The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma assisted the family with arrangements.

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Geraldine  Rankle

Geraldine  Rankle, 84, Algoma, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 after a short illness at the Aurora BayCare Medical Center.  She was born June 22, 1935 in Algoma to Louis and Lucella (Brockman) Sibilsky. 

Geraldine graduated from the Algoma High School in 1953.  She moved to Milwaukee were she worked for many years.  She met and married Alvin Rankle May 12, 1975 in Illinois.

She enjoyed traveling with her husband all over the country when he was a truck driver.  She also enjoyed polka and country music, going out to eat and had a love for all animals, especially her cats. 

Geraldine is survived by her daughter Nikki (Reggie) Baudhuin, Brussels; step children Judy Sheffer, Jane (Larry) VandenElzen, Jessica (Jason) Cornette and Jason Orde.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Alvin, August 31, 2018.

Family and friends may call at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Sat. Feb. 29, 2020 from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM with Rev. John Moll officiating.  Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery

A special note of thanks to the Algoma Rescue Squad and the caring staff at Aurora ICU Unit and a deep appreciation is extended to Peggy and Ruth for all their help over the years, allowing her to remain at home.

The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, assisted the family with arrangements.

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Shirley M. Holub

Shirley M. Holub, 67, Algoma, passed away unexpectedly Sunday Feb. 23, 2020 at the Holub family homestead.  She was born July 11, 1952 in Algoma to Roland and Dorothy (Mueller) Holub. 

Shirley graduated from the Algoma High School in 1970 and then attended the University of Green Bay.  She spent most of her career in various aspects of the Hospitality Industry.  She enjoyed listening to music, was an animal lover, avid cook, nurturing plants, a world class bargain hunter and was a care giver for her mom and others.

Shirley is survived by her three sisters Jeanne (Rick) Meyers, Vacaville, CA; Susan Younk, Sussex, WI; and Karen (Scott) McDonald, Elk Grove, CA; she will be sadly missed by her many nieces and nephews, especially her nephew William Laes.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Tom Holub, sister-in-law Doris Holub and two brothers-in-law Nate Shabow and Steve Younk.

There will be a celebration of Shirley's life this summer by the family.

The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, assisted the family with arrangements.

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Fern J. Magle

Fern J. Magle, 91, Algoma, passed away Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at home unexpectedly.  She was born June 26, 1928 in Rio Creek to Joseph and Alvina (Lohrey) Witcpalek.

Fern married Glenn Magle in Algoma.

Fern loved playing cards, going up to their cabin in Armstrong Creek and being outdoors, enjoyed many trips that she had taken with Shirley O., She was a member of St. Mary church and Rosary Society and the Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her four children Glenn (Sandy) Magle Jr., Patt Ebel, Karen Classon (Kirk Ciorba) and Ray Magle; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenn Sr., two brothers Harold and Joe Witcpalek and other brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

Family and friends may gather at ST. Mary Catholic Church, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 from 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Father Alvan Amadi officiating.  Burial in the Evergreen Cemetery.

The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, assisted the family with arrangements.

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Mary Ann Theodorou

Mary Ann Theodorou, 72, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Feb. 24, 2020. She was born July
25, 1947 in Manitowoc to Anthony and Hilarie (Brey) Theodorou.
For many years, Mary worked as a store manager for Quietwoods RV Sales and Service of
Sturgeon Bay. She was a member of Corpus Christi Church and the Lemonade Club. She
enjoyed camping, bike riding, gardening, yard work and just being outside. Mary found great
joy in making other people happy.
She is survived by a sister, Elene Wagner of Fort Atkinson, WI; brother, William (Joan)
Theodorou of Manitowoc, WI; sister-in-law, Waltrud Theodorou of Germany; and numerous
nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Chad; brother, George Theodorou; and brother-
in-law, Jay Wagner.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:00 am on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 at Corpus
Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay. Burial will be in Schumacher Cemetery. Friends may call at the
church on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon
Bay is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be offered at
The family wishes to thank the doctors and nurses at Door County Oncology, Lisa and Will at
Whispering Pines and especially nurse Gwen with Unity Hospice. Her kindness, skill and
knowledge was a blessing to all of us.

Brock A. Kleindl

Brock A. Kleindl, 79, Algoma, passed away Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 at the Kewaunee Health Care Facility.  He was born August 12, 1940 in Beaver Dam, WI to Edwin and Maxine (Ring) Kleindl.

He served in the US Coast Guard from 1960 to 1964.

Brock married Linda Leischow in 1976.

Brock loved to hunt and fish. His favorite was goose hunting with family and his hunting buddies.  If you were looking for Brock in the winter go out to Alaska Lake and you will find him on the ice.

He was a member of  Whitetails Unlimited over 25 years, serving as president for many of those years, also a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited.

There will be a Celebration of Brock's life Saturday March 14, 2020, at the Algoma United Methodist Church, Algoma.  Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jennifer Emert officiating. 

Linda would like to "Thank" the staff at Kewaunee Health Care and Unity Hospice for the loving and compassionate care they showed Brock over the last 14 months.

The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, assisted Linda with arrangements.

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Gerald Haft

Verona, WI - Gerald Haft, age 90, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Friday, February 21, 2020. Gerald was born on April 20, 1929, in Sheboygan, WI, the son of Everett and Agnes (Scanlon). Gerry lived a rich and full life. He was a graduate of Sheboygan North High School in 1947 from which he worked on the Great Lakes for two years before attending U.W. Madison where he received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to a long career as an engineer and research manager for Nordberg, and Outboard Marine Corporation, the latter from which he retired in 1989 to Door County. Along the way Gerry accumulated many patents, became a pilot, built boats, hitch-hiked around the country, fell in love and had three children (Sharon, Judi and Tom) with his beautiful wife June. Gerry loved Door County and built a cabin for his family in 1969 where the family made many unforgettable memories. In 1979 he bought a cherry orchard as a hobby and continued to work on this well into his retirement. He loved all things mechanical especially tractors and could fix anything. He enjoyed traveling throughout the U.S. and took many trips around the South and Midwest after retiring. Although Gerry was hard of hearing his whole life, it never stopped him from making friends wherever he went. He was always willing to help others when asked. While his last few years were difficult, he lived an amazing life.  He was a beloved father, husband and friend to so many over the years and will be deeply missed by all who knew him.


Survivors include his children; Sharon (Michael Parke), Judi (Marty Kowalski), and Tom (Rita); Grandchildren, Amanda (Chad) Tauschek, Sarah, and his Great Granddaughter, Zara Tauschek. Preceded in death by his wife June M. (Kipp) and his brother Everett.


A Celebration of Life will take place at 11AM on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at RYAN FUNERAL HOME, 220 Enterprise Drive, Verona. A visitation will be held from 10AM until time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home.


Special thanks to everyone at Noel Manor and Heartland Hospice Care who took such good care of Gerry, all the doctors and nurses of U.W. Hospital and clinics who took care of Gerry over the last few years and especially to Dr. Tracy Downs who Gerry was so very fond of. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit:

Charles L. Bither

Charles L. Bither, 90, of Sturgeon Bay died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 19, 2020.  Chuck was born April 9, 1929 in Hinsdale, IL to the late Elvira and Lloyd Bither. He graduated from Hinsdale Township High School in 1947 and Beloit College in 1951.  He was proud to have served as a Lieutenant in the Army Infantry during the Korean War.


In January of 1952, he married Leanne Mack of Green Bay. They met while both were attending Beloit College; Chuck often said she was the cutest girl in the freshman class. Chuck was on the Beloit golf team and remained an avid golfer his whole life. He made many friends through the sport, fulfilled a lifelong dream playing St. Andrews in Scotland, and loved playing with the “Nooners” at Cherry Hills in Door County. 


He worked for HP Smith Paper Co. in Chicago for 30 years, retiring as VP of sales. He and Leanne raised their four children in Western Springs and LaGrange, IL. They moved to Door County in 1992 and loved their 28 years at The Shores and in Sturgeon Bay. Chuck served as an active member of Hope Church and was a former chairman of the Memorial Garden Committee. 


He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Leanne, and by his children: David (Elizabeth) in New York City, Katherine (Greg) Gebel in Fox Point, WI, and Philip (Kathleen) in Minneapolis; and daughter-in-law, Madeleine in Cranford, NJ. He was preceded in death by his son Steven (twin brother of Katherine) in 2011.  He also survived by ten grandchildren: David Gebel (Kirstin), Michael Gebel, Andrew Gebel (Allison), Sarah Gebel (Alex), Patrick Bither (Heather), Kate Bither (Patrick), Michael Bither, Julia Bither (Anna), Nick Bither, Sam Bither;  two great- grandchildren Everly and Joey Gebel;  brother Dave (Susie) of Littleton, CO and brother-in-law Charles King (Monnie, deceased) of Green Bay, and many loving nieces and nephews.


Chuck’s family and friends respected the integrity, conviction, and generosity evidenced throughout his life.  He treated everyone with equal dignity and respect.  He was a great storyteller and loved a martini as he watched a beautiful sunset over Green Bay.   He was proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and was particularly happy about how close they are. He was a terrific gardener and loved the National Parks, nature, and geography, birds, dogs and politics. He was a lifelong, often frustrated fan of both the Chicago Cubs and Bears. He was passionate about music throughout his life, from singing in his high school and college choirs to listening to big band jazz.  


A memorial service with military honors will be conducted at the Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 14, 2020.  Friends may visit at the church on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Door County Land Trust (  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.

Chester "Chet" August Gauger

Chester “Chet” August Gauger, 95, formally of the rank of Corporal from WWII, received the highest honors in being promoted into the Lord’s service, Tuesday, February 18, 2020.
     He was born in Fish Creek on the family homestead on July 26, 1924 and graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1943. In 1950, Chet married Esther Peil.
     Chet is survived by his wife and business partner of 69 years, Esther; daughter, Vickie (John) Viste; grandsons, Chad Viste and Joshua (Melissa) Viste; great-grandchildren, Alaina and Caleb Viste; sister, Elizabeth Stanecki; and sisters-in-law, Angeline Gauger, Lois Gauger, and Eunice Gauger.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Elizabeth Gauger; siblings, Emily (Alfred) Spittlemeister, Reginald Gauger, Harvey Gauger, Orville Gauger, and Dorothy (Norbert) Sawyer; and brother-in-law, Norbert Stanecki.
     Chet was a proud WWII Veteran and a lifetime member of VFW Post #3088 and the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51, both in Sturgeon Bay. He served with the United States Army from 1944 to 1946 in Germany and Austria and was training for the invasion of Japan. Chet was the owner of Gauger Heating and Sheetmetal on Egg Harbor Road, serving the Door County community since 1952.
     Chet was a member of the nationally recognized AMVETS Drill Team which marched in Washington, D.C. for Kennedy’s inauguration. In his retirement, Chet put more miles on his vehicle than when he was working full-time, as he visited shut-ins and veterans who could not get around. Chet served as a trustee for the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church and was part of the “Hans, Franz and Chet” team at church, fixing anything and everything needed (at church). In his 70s, Chet took up golfing, and like anything he did, he did it with a passion. He eventually would work his way through three sets of clubs. He also enjoyed dancing with Esther and playing sheepshead with the crew at Happy Hour.
    A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 21, 2020 at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp, Sr. officiating. Military honors by the United States Army, V.F.W. Post #3088, and the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51 will be provided at the church. Following lunch at the church, Chet will be laid to rest in Blossomberg Cemetery in Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek.
  Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and will continue at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church on Friday, from 10:00 until 10:50 a.m.
     “Our heartfelt thanks go out to Dr. Richard Hogan, and the staff at Sturgeon Bay Health Services for their love and support given to Chet and our family.”
     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Chet’s memory to the charity of your choice.
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Raymond W. LeFevre

Raymond W. LeFevre, 90, of Casco, died Sunday morning at home February 16, 2020.  He was born on January 26, 1930 to the late Charles J. and Laura M. (Routhieaux) LeFevre.  On June 26, 1951, Raymond married Verna M. Lemens at St. Odile Church in Thiry Daems.  She preceded him in death on February 7, 2005.  He farmed in the Casco area until his retirement in 1995.  His enjoyments included many activities outdoors, including hunting, cutting firewood, tending to his son’s horses and horse-pulling events.  He also enjoyed playing cards and spending time with family and friends. 

Survivors include his two daughters in law, Jean LeFevre, Casco; Jill LeFevre, Algoma; seven grandchildren, Mike LeFevre (special friend, Tara), Beverly (Michael) Challis, Timothy (Kari) LeFevre, Angela (Randy) VanGoethem, Roxane (Joshua) DeGrave, Becky (Jason) Jorns, Holly LeFevre; 15 great grandchildren; one brother, Harvey LeFevre, Luxemburg; nieces and nephews.

Raymond was preceded in death by his wife; two sons, Kenneth LeFevre and Kevin LeFevre; his parents; two sisters, Lorraine (Alden) Dantoin, Pearl (Francis) Pinchart; one sister in law, Mae LeFevre; his father in law and mother in law, Henry and Louise Lemens.

Friends may call at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 20, 2020.  Closing parish prayer service at 7:00 pm on Thursday.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 am and 10:45 am on Friday, February 21, 2020 at St. Peter Church, Lincoln.  Funeral mass 11:00 am on Friday at the church with Rev. Edward Looney officiating.  Burial in St. Peter Cemetery.

A special note of thanks is extended to the Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Squad, First Responders and the Kewaunee County Coroner’s office for your care and concern.  A deep appreciation is extended to Raymond’s daughter in law and grandchildren for their help, allowing him to remain in his home until he joined his family in Heaven!

Vernon J. Martin

Vernon J. Martin, 82, Luxemburg, passed away Friday, February 14, 2020, at Autumn Fields Assisted Living Facility.  He was born in Luxemburg on March 7, 1937 to the late Peter P. and Anna A. (Vanden Bush) Martin. Vernon served in the United States Army Reserves from 1955 to 1957.  On May 14, 1960 he married Diane M. Ronsman at St. Hubert Church, Sugar Bush.  She preceded him in death on October 24, 2006.  Vernon was employed as a commercial painter with Modern Painting Co. and OMNI Paint and Glass.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially cutting wood, camping, snowmobiling and spending time with family and friends.


Survivors include his four children, Brenda (Paul) Hunsader, Green Bay,  Mike (Kristi) Martin, all of Green Bay; Linda (Mark) Joniaux, Luxemburg, Cheri (Pete) Kline, Luxemburg; 12 Grandchildren, Kyle Hunsader, Amy (Trevor) Kroll, Kaylen (special friend, Brandon) Martin, Mariah Martin, Connor Martin, Ashley (Chris) Hanold, Kristin (Rob) Delimat, Kelsey (fiancé Travis) Joniaux, Logan (special friend, Christine) Joniaux, Marissa (special friend, Austin) Kline, Courtney Kline and Adam Kline; four great-grandchildren, Brynlee and Harper Hanold, Nora and Lily Kroll and Baby Delimat due in July; one brother, John (Charmaine) Martin, Luxemburg; three sisters, Donna Berger, Marilyn (Jim) Rank, Terri (Wally) Nemetz, all of Luxemburg; brothers in law and sisters in law, Dale (Rose) Ronsman, Green Bay; Bonnie Ronsman, New Franken; many nieces, nephews, and friends.


Vernon was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; one great granddaughter, Grace Kroll; one brother, Joe Martin; two brothers in law, Roger Ronsman and Don Berger; his father in law and mother in law, Art and Syra Ronsman.


Friends may call 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Luxemburg. Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm with Deacon Bob Miller.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.  Funeral 11:00 am, Wednesday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Entombment in the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum. 


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Martin Family.


The family wishes to thank the staff of Autumn Fields and Heartland Hospice for the special care given to Vernon.

Ceylon "Andy" Anderson

Ceylon “Andy” Anderson, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Feb. 13, 2020 at
Sturgeon Bay Health Services. He was born Sept. 21, 1940 in Door County to
Elden and Alice (Charney) Anderson. On Feb. 19, 1966 he married Marilyn
Kinnard at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute.
Ceylon “Andy” was an avid Packer and Brewers Fan. He had a love for fishing and
playing sheepshead. Andy also had a great love for the outdoors. He was
employed for over 30 years by Evergreen Nursery in Sturgeon Bay.
He is survived by his wife, 5 children: Jim (Nancy) Anderson, Sturgeon Bay; Scott
Anderson, Sturgeon Bay; Julie (Jerry) Popour, Sturgeon Bay; Lisa Anderson,
Sturgeon Bay; and Karen (Stephanie) Anderson, Kaukauna; 5 grandchildren:
Meagan (Mike) Brull, Breanna Rass, Tyler Anderson, Brad Popour, and Jared
Anderson; 4 great-grandchildren, Andyn, Ella, and Averi Brull, and Izabella Kimber;
special nieces and nephews, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Devon Michael Anderson, 2
sisters, Eleanor (Lloyd) Robson and Shirley (Carroll) Knudson, and in-laws, William
and Lorraine Jandrin-Kinnard.
Visitation will be at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Monday Feb. 17,
2020 from 4:00 – 7:30 pm. A prayer service will be conducted at 7:30 pm by Rev.
Robert Stegmann.
Special thanks to Unity Hospice and Sturgeon Bay Health Services for the
wonderful care and support.

Marge Buresh

Our kind and loving Mother, Marguerite “Marge” F. Buresh, 97, Pilsen, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.  She was born on October 7, 1922 to the late Fred and Frances (Verheyen) Aerts of West Depere.  On January 6, 1945, Marge married Joseph Buresh at St. Boniface Church.  He preceded her in death on February 22, 1991.  Marge and Joe operated the Buresh Family Farm until retiring in 1978.  She then began a second career in 1981 as manager of the Luxemburg meal site.  She was a member of St. Therese Parish and involved with the Rosary Society, a volunteer for funeral dinners and religious education teacher.  She was also an active member of the Czech of Wisconsin, Czech Choraliers, Golden Tones and her Homemakers Club.  Her contributions were recognized by the Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce, who named her the Community Service Person of the Year in 2010.

Marge is survived by her children, Roger (Barb) Buresh, Diane (Ron) Markevitch, Shirley (Jim) Peot, Elaine (Tom) Delsart, Katie Buresh, Mary (Ken) Griepentrog, Betty (Greg) Gregorich, Paul (Cathy) Buresh; 23 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; two sisters and three brothers in law, Pat (John) Guerts, Geraldine VandenBoogart, Norbert Buresh, Red Byers; nieces and nephews.

Marge was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; sisters and brothers in law, Cecelia Cornelissen, Loretta (Ray) Thyssen, Dorothy (Don) Matzke, Rosemary (Don) McVey, Jean (Bernard) McVey, Betty Jones, Alice VandeHei, Janice Byers, Peter VandenBoogart; one brother, Bill (Bernice) Aerts; father in law and mother in law, Joseph and Tillie Buresh; brothers in law and sisters in law, Stella (Bernard) Wauvrunek, John (Catherine) Buresh, Lillian (Ray) Hay, Margorie (Don) Moens. 

Marge had a unique ability to find humor in everything and to make everyone around her feel appreciated and valued.

Friends may call at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site, Pilsen (E860 Hwy 29, Luxemburg, WI. 54217) 9:00 to 10:45 am, Saturday, February 15, 2020.  Funeral 11:00 am Saturday at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating and Christal Wavrunek assisting. Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen. 

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the family.

Bobbie Jo Solchenberger

Bobbie Jo Solchenberger, 29, Algoma, passed away unexpectedly Saturday February 8, 2020.  She was born March 8, 1990 in Green Bay to Angela (Steinfeldt) Krueger and Daniel Skenandore. 


Bobbie Jo is survived by her husband Michael Solchenberger, her two sons James and Jackson Solchenberger.  As well as by her bunny Rufus and her dog Hank;  fathers Lonnie Krueger and Daniel Skenandore;  siblings Stephanie (Kyle Vincent), Amanda (Tyler) Jerome, Andrew Krueger, Hailey Skenandore, Matthew Vanstraten, Matthew (Brittany) Solchenberger;  nieces and nephews Angelynn, Silas, Ryett, Brayden, Kylie, Lakelyn, Blake and Mariah; Mothers-in-laws and fathers-in-laws David Solchenberger and Becca Nowak and Karen and Randy Theys; aunts and uncles Sheila Steinfeldt, Tina House, Kevin (Diane) House, Patrick McMillen, Roland Jr. Vandehei, Cindy Lecker, Wanda Diemel, Tim Skenandore, Stacy Skenandore, Rosemary Stevens, Jim Stevens, Annette (Brad) Hansen, Nora Parsons and Jim Krueger; grandparents Elaine (Charles) Skenandore, David (Sharon) Steinfeldt, Jerry (Debbie) Cornelius and Grace Pagel; cousins Kasey, Nicole (Kyle), Josh, Tyler, Ricky, Kelly, Krista, Kevin Jr., Logan, Gage, Torin and Destiny; other aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. 


Bobbie was preceded in death by her mom Angela Krueger, stepmom Michelle Skenandore, grandfathers Bill Pagel, Roland Sr. Vandehei and James Krueger; grandmothers Karen Barry and Marsha Krueger as well as other aunts, uncles, cousins and great grandparents.


Bobbie Jo enjoyed spending time with her family.  Her hobbies entailed fishing, camping, crafting and going on vacations with her loved ones.  She worked at Door County Medical Center and was in school to be an LPN.  If she had to choose, she would choose Michael over and over again.  Without a pause.  He was one of her greatest treasures.  the bond she had with her boys was truly special.  It will remain unchanged no matter the time or distance.  It is and will forever be the purest love.  She was so full of life and she has touched more lives that she will ever know.  She will be missed by so many.


Family and friends will gather Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 3:00 PM until the time of services at 6:00 PM.


The family would like to thank the Oneida County Sheriff's Department, EMT's and all of the St. Mary's Hospital Staff for their service and support.


In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been set up at Nicolet Bank under Bobbie's name.

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Carl A. Swanson


Carl A. Swanson, 60, of Baileys Harbor, passed away at his home Friday, February 7, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. Carl was diagnosed with a glioblastoma last fall.

     He was born November 4, 1959 in Aurora, IL to Kermit and Jean (White) Swanson. Carl grew up in Naperville, IL. He attended Beloit College and North Central College, where he earned his BA in Philosophy and English.

     In the early 1980s, he and his college sweetheart, Ann Claire Hamilton moved to Massachusetts, where Carl worked as a security guard and played in various music groups. He was self-taught in guitar and particularly enjoyed playing slide guitar and the blues. His love and knowledge of music stayed with him and grew throughout his life. Carl and Ann were married on August 29, 1985.

     In 1990, he and Ann moved to Door County to work and raise their family. Ann was diagnosed with leukemia and preceded him in death on August 11, 1995. Carl raised his two daughters, Rachael and Sarah, while running his custom woodworking/furniture business. He was innovative and creative, dedicated to finding his own unique approaches to design and problem-solving. His journey toward health following a 2008 liver transplant is a testament to his strength, courage, and perseverance.

     Carl enjoyed spending time in the woods, especially snow shoeing and observing the natural changes each season brought. He was an avid reader of history, specifically Civil War and Viking history.

     Carl will be missed by his two daughters, Rachael Swanson of Baileys Harbor and Sarah Bergwin of Sister Bay; son in law, Michael Bergwin; grandchildren, Leif, Owen, and Zetta; fiancé, Sara Foster of Niagara, WI; and his sister, Jude Teicher of Sister Bay.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Kermit and Jean Swanson; wife, Ann; and brother, John Swanson.

     A gathering for family and friends will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at (the future location of Casperson Funeral Home) 2594 S. Bay Shore Drive, Sister Bay, WI 54234 with a service of remembrance to follow at 4:00 p.m.

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


Paul M. Hedeen

Paul M. Hedeen, 95, of Sister Bay, passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Scandia Village Good Samaritan in Sister Bay.
     He was born September 10, 1924 in Sister Bay the son of Milton and Minnie (Carlson) Hedeen. Paul graduated from Gibraltar High School before attending Business School near Manitowoc. He received his Electrical Engineering degree at Kansas University through the Navy V12 program. He served as an officer with the U.S. Navy near the end of WWII and continued to serve over 20 years in the Navy Reserves. In October 1950 he married Arlene M. Eytcheson in Milwaukee.
     Paul worked as a sales engineer for Allis Chalmers for over 20 years mixing his own business venture for a few years before returning to Allis Chalmers and retiring there in 1986. Following his retirement Paul became close with his brother, Al, enjoying boating fishing and socializing, and building projects. Paul and Arlene split time at their home in Ellison Bay and Bradenton, Florida until 2011 locating full time at Sister Bay Scandia Village. Paul was a devoted husband and caregiver to Arlene until her death on September 2, 2016.
     Paul was a gregarious, outgoing father, grandfather, and friend. Always willing to help, Paul assisted other residents at Scandia when needed. He enjoyed helping his dear friend, Delmar Dahl with chapel services held there. He loved fishing, boating, and woodworking. Paul was a member of Kiwanis and local veteran groups.
     Survivors include his four children, Rosanne Wagner of Copley, OH, Paul (Marion) Hedeen of Monroe, MI, Ross (Joyce) Hedeen of Tomah, WI, Carla (Bernard Brooks) Hedeen of Las Vegas, NV; six grandchildren, Ernie and Chris Cornelius, Marion, Sarah, Marta and Nina Hedeen.
     Preceding him in death was his parents, Milton and Minnie Hedeen; wife, Arlene; and his brother, Al (Betty) Hedeen.
     A celebration of his life for all will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday May 30, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Sister Bay with Rev. Mark Billington officiating. Friends may call at the church May 30, 2020 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.
     There will be a memorial at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday February 12, 2020 at Scandia Care Center Chapel. He will be laid to rest at Little Sister Cemetery with his dear wife, Arlene.
     Memorials in his memory should be directed to Parkinson's Foundation and Scandia Good Samaritan Foundation.
  Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Paul may be shared with his family through his tribute page at


Delores M. Massart

Delores M. Massart, 89, of Forestville WI passed away on February 1, 2020.  She was born on May 23, 1930 to the late John and Mabel (Martin) Charles.  She married Harold Massart on September 27, 1950 in Brussels.  She and her husband farmed together. He preceded her in death on November 20, 2018. She enjoyed spending time with her family and caring for them. She also enjoyed going to garage sales, square dancing, and making her famous chili.


Delores is survived by her children Gary (Kathy) Massart, Ronald (Leah Ann) Massart, and Mike (Ineke) Massart; grandchildren Jodi, Alysia, Ashley (fiancé Chad), Missy, Tiffany (Scott), Autumn (James), Brian (Kelsey), Stef, Lex, and Caroline (fiancé Kyle); great-grandchildren Christopher, Jason, Aubrey, and Caiden.  She is also survived by one brother Bobby (special friend Jean); sisters-in-law Helen, Janet, and Phyllis; as well as nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her husband Harold; an infant son; her parents John and Mabel; father-in-law and mother-in-law John and Lucy Massart, as well as in-laws.


A private family service will take place on Wednesday from 10-11 am at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Casco. Entombment will follow at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be shared at  A special thank-you to daughter-in-law Ineke, and Unity Hospice staff Jamie, Crystal, and Jenny for the exceptional care given to Delores.  

Edward T. Jones

Edward T. Jones, 70, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Feb. 2, 2020. He was born Feb. 3, 1949,
in Berlin, Wisconsin to Arthur and Lauretta (Tesch) Jones. On April 26, 1969 he married
Catherine A. Conlon at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. She preceded him in death
on Feb. 28, 2008.
Ed graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1967 and then attended Michigan Tech where
studied engineering. After marrying Cathy in 1969, he joined his father in the automotive
business. For 12 years, he and his father operated Jones Chrysler-Plymouth in Sturgeon Bay
and Green Bay, and Jones Dodge in Algoma.
In the 1980’s, Ed transitioned into the aftermarket automotive product business. For several
years he was vice-president of Petrolon and later established NuTech Engineering International
with several other associates, a company which sold automotive products around the world.
Ed was a long time and dedicated member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He had a strong
passion for music and enjoyed directing the church choir for many years. He also enjoyed
traveling in his RV, following the Packers, his dogs, and especially loved the time he spent with
his family. Ed had a very mechanical mind and was always interested in anything that had to do
with cars.
On July 7, 2012, he married Diane Dusendschon at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. She survives as
do his 3 children, Tim (Gina) Jones, Sturgeon Bay; John (Lindsay) Jones, Parkland, FL; and
Jennifer Jones, Lake Mary, FL; 5 grandchildren, Mackenzie, Levi, Liam, Miles, and Oliver; sister
Judy (Terrance) O’Grady, Green Bay, WI; brother-in-law Terry (Becky) Conlon, Sturgeon Bay;
aunt Jean Walker, Sturgeon Bay; 2 step-daughters, Lisa Jacobe, Sturgeon Bay; and Laura (Terry)
Willems, Brussels; 7 step-grandchildren, Jessica, Justin, Amanda, Kendal, Jordan, Brianna, and
Devon; 2 step-great-grandchildren, Isiah and Joey; other sister-in-law, Andrea Bakalar. He was
preceded in death by his parents, first wife, and an infant sister Susan.
Funeral services will be 12:00 noon on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church
in Sturgeon Bay with burial at St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on
Wednesday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements. Special thanks to Unity Hospice and the doctors and staff at Door County
Medical Center for the wonderful care and support.

David George Gabert Sr.

David George Gabert Sr., 88, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on February 1, 2020 after a battle with Parkinson’s.  He was born on November 19, 1931, in Sturgeon Bay to George and Harriet (Birmingham) Gabert.  He served his country in the Army, stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas during the Korean Conflict.  On June 11, 1977, he married Elaine Porter.

He had a varied work life, working on houses, boats and motorcycles.  David worked for his father’s construction company building fine homes in Sturgeon Bay.  He worked at PBI building Navy boats, then at Palmer Johnson’s building private yachts and at Sturgeon Bay Yacht Harbor where he commissioned new boats and did repair work on pleasure boats.  David was also employed for a time at Door County Cycle and had his own Harley Davidson repair shop for many years.

David was one of the original group that formed the Door Devil’s Motorcycle Club.  He enjoyed riding for many years and helped organize some motorcycle races.

The most important thing in his life was to be with family and friends, the people he loved.  David had the unique ability to fix things and pass the knowledge along to others.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine; 7 children, David (Kathy) Gabert, Celia (Randy) LaVenture, Susan Oliver, Cindy Cihlar, Julie (Steve) Lau, Donna (fiancé, Steve Konrad) Porter, Richard (Rebecca) Porter; 18 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 niece; and 2 nephews.  David was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sons, John and George; brother, Danny; sister, Diane; and a niece, Pam.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2020, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Burial and veteran services will be in Bayside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. Friday until the time of services at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be offered at 


Edwin J DeChamps

Edwin J DeChamps, 91, Luxemburg, passed away Friday morning, January 31, 2020. 


He was born January 28, 1929 in Champion to the late Willard and Josephine (Wendricks) DeChamps. 


On May 20, 1950, Edwin married Angela H Boucher at St. Odile's Church in Thiry Daems. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage. She preceded him in death on April 20, 2011.


Edwin was a proud union mason by trade and built many buildings in Green Bay including the original St. Vincent Hospital and UWGB Cofrin Library. He also was a part time dairy farmer operating the DeChamps Family Homestead. You could often find him playing cards with friends or out polka dancing. He was a local celebrity on Polka, Polka, Polka on Sunday mornings.  He was an avid book reader always staying current on politics. 


Edwin is survived by his four children, Dennis (Sherry) DeChamps, Appleton; Randy (Bonnie) DeChamps, New Franken; Shelley Stencil, Denmark; Lynn (Alonzo) Villarreal, Green Bay; six grandchildren, Eric (Christy) DeChamps, Matt (Robin) DeChamps, Katie (Jim) Dalebroux-Gast, Emily (Mike) Kletzien; Elliot Stencil, and Kaila Stencil; eight great-grandchildren; one sister Arlene Jadin, Luxemburg; two brothers Merle (Sylvia) DeChamps, Green Bay; Larry DeChamps, Chicago; two sisters-in-law, Joyce Boucher, Luxemburg and Rosemary Boucher, Green Bay; along with special friend and dancing partner, LaVerne VandenHouten, Luxemburg; step-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, further survive. 


Edwin was preceded in death by his wife Angela, one son-in-law David Stencil; step-grandchild, Chad Stencil; four brothers in law and two sisters-in-law, Bernice (Milton) Massey, Gaylord (Rose) Boucher, Al Boucher and Linus Boucher. 


Friends may call 3:30 to 7:00 pm, Monday, February 03, 2020 at St. Joseph Church, Champion.  Closing prayer service 7:00 pm with Deacon Bob Miller.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Tuesday, February 04, 2020, at St. Joseph Church, Champion.  Funeral 11:00 am on Tuesday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the DeChamps Family.

Donald Clarence LaLuzerne

Donald Clarence LaLuzerne, 84, Brussels passed away on January 31, 2020 at Autumn Fields CBRF.  He was born September 24, 1935, to Clarence and Emma (Gerondale) LaLuzerne in the Town of Gardner.  He graduated from Brussels High School in 1953 and attended Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College.  

Donald was employed by the Southern Door School District for 37 years.   He was married to Jillian Jadin on October 20, 1956, at St. Mary’s Church in Namur.  Donald enjoyed wood working, card playing, traveling and family time.  He enjoyed sharing school stories.

Survivors include his wife, Jillian; four children, Debbie (Randy) Gromowski, Jackson, WI; Kathy (Rich) Kubichek, Rochester, MN; Brenda (Mike Hallet) Klaubauf, Green Bay; Corey (Julie) LaLuzerne, Brussels; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his brothers, a grandson, a son-in-law and brothers and sisters-in-laws.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 7, 2020, at St. Francis & St. Mary Parish in Brussels, with Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating.  Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. 


Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday.  A prayer service will be at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday.  On-line condolences may be offered at

The family would like to thank the Autumn Fields staff for the wonderful care and support given to Donald.


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