Obituaries Archives for 2020-08

Kenneth E. Jeanquart

Kenneth E. Jeanquart, 73, Casco, passed away after a short battle with cancer on August 21, 2020 at home. He was born on March 12, 1947 to the late Eddie and Anna Mae (Ripley) Jeanquart. He married Jill (Collins) on May 1, 1985.

 

We can stop shaking our heads and rolling our eyes at the daily things he would do. He would make anything work with his duct tape and WD-40 or binder twine. Taking nail polish and making his own fishing lures. He loved working in his shop with "The Duke" playing on the radio. He loved working with his daughter Kris, creating barn board and birch creations and not measuring twice (or even once). He enjoyed his hunting trips with his son Kevin to Nebraska, South Dakota, Wyoming and Kentucky. Pheasant and antler shed hunting with his chocolate labs (Bella & Ruby) was also one of his favorite pastimes. He also enjoyed fishing at the farm pond and having get-togethers there.

Ken has been working on the farm since the age of 5 when his dad got hurt in a logging accident and became a paraplegic. When he was a little older, he went off to UW-Madison (on a welding scholarship) to complete a short course in farming. He was a trustee at St. Hubert's Catholic Church for 23 years. Ken really enjoyed his retirement and made a lot of great friends. He loved sharing his knowledge of life, hunting, fishing, and his favorite, ice fishing, where he made great friends. He loved to share his knowledge of life with people and his kids. He just hopes someone was listening.

 

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Jill; children, Kim, at home, Kevin (Special Friend Samantha), Suamico, Kristina (Jordon) Van Pay, Green Bay; step-children, Patrick (Michelle) McCaffrey, Altoona, John McCaffrey, Champaign, IL; grandchildren, Mack, Krew, and Harlow Van Pay; step-grandchildren, Travis Peterson, Elyse, Maya and Mason McCaffrey, Jeremy (Brooke), Justin and Janessa Poirier; 2 step-great-grandchildren; sister Lynda (Richard Bultman) Cochart; brother, Edward "Butch" (Kay); and mother-in-law, Elaine Collins; brothers- and sisters-in-law Don Collins, Diane (Greg) Dorner, Dave Collins, Janet Lemens, Mike (Vicky) Collins, Chris (Shelly) Collins; as well as many nieces, nephews, an aunt and uncle and great friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eddie & Anna Mae Jeanquart; father-in-law, Harold Collins; and his nephew and niece, Cody and Ciley Cochart.

 

Friends may call at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Casco from 4-8 pm on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 with a prayer service at 7:00 pm. A private family Mass of Christian burial will take place at St. Hubert’s Church – Rosiere at 11 am Thursday, August 27, 2020 with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. A private burial will follow in the St. Hubert Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced, and masks are required. 

Joan M. Romdenne

Joan M. Romdenne, 79, Casco, passed away at home on Thursday, August 20, 2020. She was born on September 10, 1940 to the late Jack and Elizabeth (Boulanger) Baudhuin. On August 11, 1956 she married George Romdenne Jr. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, he preceded her in death on June 9, 2017. Joan worked at Doorco. She enjoyed hunting, flea markets, crafts, horses, garage sales and spending time with her grandchildren.
 
Joan is survived by her children, Cindy (Richard) Anderson, Casco, Jill (Ricky) Weidner, Casco, Robin Romdenne, Casco, Dale (Lisa) Romdenne, Algoma; Seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three sisters-in-law, and one brother-in-law. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, her parents, one sister, one brother, seven brothers-in-law, and one sister-in-law.
 
Visitation will take place at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lincoln from 9 to 11 am on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home is assisting the family. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced and wearing of masks will be required. Online condolences may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.
 
The family wishes to thank Unity Hospice and Beth & Tom Crockett for the excellent care they gave to mom.

Gary "Hoot-Hoot" Vandenhouten

Gary “Hoot-Hoot” Vandenhouten, 70, of Luxemburg, passed away peacefully, late Tuesday evening, August 18, 2020, at a local hospital following a short illness.  

He was born in Dyckesville on June 17, 1950 to the late Clifford and Ruth (Frisque) Vandenhouten.  On September 5, 1970, Gary married Linda Derenne at St. Odile Catholic Church in Thiry Daems.  She preceded him in death on July 28, 1975.  On August 12, 1983, Gary married Judith Ann (Borley) Deprez in Champion. 

 

Gary was a devoted husband, father, and family man. He was a local carpenter by trade for 40 plus years, in which he will be remembered for his pride in craftsmanship, integrity, and honesty. Gary will be best remembered for his trademark smile, laugh and sense of humor. His zest for life was contagious, he could lighten up a room and make everyone laugh in a second. He had a passion for baseball, bowling, and hunting. For 40 years Gary played the position of pitcher on several local and tournament teams. It was his passion for baseball, that introduced him to wife Judy. Not only did he play, but also coached several of the woman teams that Judy played on. He enjoyed watching and attending, Packer games, Brewer games, NASCAR races and his grandchildren’s sporting events.  He enjoyed spending time maintaining the family farm with his brother Dan and nephew Jason. He was a member of the Luxemburg Lions Club. A true gentleman always willing to lend a hand and being there for anyone in need. As a devoted husband, he was avid to never miss the weekly date night with Judy!

 

 

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Judy and five children, Michael Deprez, Green Bay; Shirley (Perry) Thomas, Brussels; Steve (Terri) Deprez, Kaukauna; Sandy (Greg) Deprez, Dyckesville; Jane (John) Wertel, Denmark; ten grandchildren, Jesse, Kaitlynn, Willie, Darian, Sierra, Nathan, Jason, Kristi, John and Kayden; five great grandchildren, Janelle, Jaelynn, Austin, Logan and Harper; one brother, Dan (Genny) Vandenhouten, Tonet; one sister, Judy Karas, Luxemburg; numerous family and close friends further survive.

 

Gary was preceded in death by his parents Clifford and Ruth (Frisque) Vandenhouten, his first wife Linda, one sister in law, Amy Vandenhouten, his fathers in law and mothers in law, Theophile and Madeline Derenne: Earl and Dorothy Borley.

Friends may call 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, August 24, 2020 at St. Peter Church (Town of Lincoln), E2591 County Road S, Casco, WI, 54205.   Closing prayer service 7:00 pm on Monday.  Visitation will continue Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at St. Peter Church between 9:00 and 10:45 am. Funeral 11:00 am Tuesday, at the church with Rev. Edward Looney officiating.  Entombment at the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

Covid-19 virus precaution is suggested by social distancing and wearing a mask at the church and the mausoleum.

 

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Vandenhouten Family.  www.mcmahonfh.com

A special thank you is extended to the Doctors and staff of Aurora BayCare Medical Center. For their care, compassion and support given to Gary and the family.

 

Joey Hackett

Heaven gained another Angel when our sweet sweet boy was taken from us by a tragic auto accident.

 

Joseph (Joey) Hackett, 31, Algoma died Monday August 17, 2020 with his family by his side at Aurora Hospital.

 

Joey was born August 29, 1988 in Green Bay to Dean and Kelli (Kolstad) Hackett.

 

Joey graduated from Algoma High School in 2007.  When he was younger he helped his grandpa Bill and grandma Gloria at the Sew-n-Vac store which he loved. After graduation he worked for Lakeside Painting and finishing, a family owned business where he will be greatly missed.

 

Joey was an avid sports fan for the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.  He loved shooting pool with his family and belonged to a couple of pool leagues.  He played golf, loved watching his movies, music and playing his video games.  Joey enjoyed great conversations and history.  But most of all he loved spending time with his family.  He was a loving Godfather to his nephew Axel and a loving uncle to his nephew Murphy.  He also enjoyed the time he spent with his aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

Joey had such a big heart and could talk to anyone and he had a smile that was so bright.  He was so polite, kind and generous to anyone he met.  He always had a big shoulder to cry on for anyone.

He was an organ donor, so he will live on in others.  He told us if he could save one life he would.

Joey is survived by his parents Dean and Kelli Hackett, his brothers Tyler and Paige Hackett and Travis Hackett and fiance' Kelsey Joniaux; His Godson Axel Hackett and nephew Murphy Hackett; Godfather and Uncle Gary and Becky Kolstad, other aunts and uncles Todd and Bonnie Miller, Scott and Candie Kolstad, Billy and Nancy Hackett, Jon and Lori (Godmother) Leanna; his grandpas Bill Hackett Sr. and Larry Hanko (special friend Emajean Harmann), step aunt Kara (Kieran) O'Keeffe, many cousins and his best friend Chad DuBois.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Leon Kolstad, Gail Hanko, Gloria Hackett; great uncles Don Blahnik and Maynard (Butch) Swoboda; great grandparents Maynard and Pearl Swoboda, Howard and Norma Hackett,  Henry and Bernice Kolstad, Lillian and Oswald Everard and cousin Scott Blahnik.

 

A public visitation will be Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 1:00 PM until the time of services at 8:00 PM at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma with Pastor John Moll officiating  Burial will take place Wednesday, August 26 at 9:00 AM at the Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma. 

 

 The family wants to give special thanks to Aurora Hospital, all his doctors and nurses, including Abby, Toh, and Leah who took such great care of him and us,  Laurie Schinderle of the Schinderle Funeral Home, Pastor John Moll,  many many family and friends and the UW Organ and Tissue Donor Staff for taking good care of Joey.

 

In other expressions of sympathy memorials may be made out to St. Paul's Lutheran School.

Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Joey's tribute page at www.schinderle.com

Lorraine Charles

Lorraine B. Charles, 94, Forestville, passed away peacefully at her home, Thursday, August 20, 2020. She was born in Oneida on January 17, 1926 to the late John and Mary C. (Prail) LeBotte.  

 

 On July 25, 1945 she married Francis J. Charles in Stangelville.  He preceded her in death, October 15, 2008. Together they ran a dairy farm where Lorraine could operate farm machinery as well as her husband.  She was a wonderful homemaker and had one of the best looking gardens in the area. She loved embroidering and created a set of kitchen towels for each of her children and grandchildren. 

 

Survivors include her daughter Joan (Larry) Alexander, her son Jim (Debby) Charles, all of Forestville; 23 grandchildren, Rick (Joan) Alexander, Rob (Sherri) Alexander, April (Keith) Wery, Randy Alexander, Amy (Bill) Kuehl, Ryan (Erin) Alexander, Jamie (Rebecca) Charles, Jason (Michelle) Charles, Joey (Rachel) Charles, Jody (Shea) Pionek; 33 great grandchildren; 12 great great grandchildren. 

 

Lorraine was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and two brothers.

 

Friends may call Monday, August 24, 2020 between 9:00 to 10:45 am at St. Hubert Church (Rosiere), E3085 County Road X, Casco, Wi. 54205. Funeral 11:00 am, Monday at the church with Rev. Edward Looney officiating. Burial in St. Hubert Cemetery, Rosiere.

 

Covid-19 virus precaution by social distancing and wearing a face covering is suggested in the church please.

 

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Charles Family.  www.mcmahonfh.com

 

A special thank you is extended to Father Edward Looney for all of his prayers and to Unity Hospice for their care and compassion.

Leonard "Lenny" F. Smetana

Leonard “Lenny” F. Smetana, 79, formerly of Lincoln, passed away on Saturday,
August 16, 2020. He was born on July 13, 1941 to the late Michael and Alvina
(Barrett) Smetana. He married the love of his life, Sandra Vanlanen at Heritage
Hill in Green Bay. Lenny farmed in Lincoln and later in life, he worked as a sales
representative at a car dealership. Lenny enjoyed fishing trips to Canada, being
outdoors and the early spring crops.
Lenny is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; his sons, Scott (Tammy) and their children Shae and Aliyah,
Barry (Ann) and their children Destiny and Katelin; brother, Marvin (Jean) Smetana; as well as by Sandy’s
6 children and their children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Alvina Smetana.
Visitation will take place at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lincoln from 10 to 11 am on Thursday, August
20, 2020, Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. Burial to follow in the
church cemetery. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced and wearing of masks will be
required. Online condolences may be shared at www. wiesnermassart.com.

Paul M. Lauscher

PAUL LAUSCHER, 75, Kewaunee, died Saturday, August 15, 2020 one day
after celebrating his 75 th birthday. Born in the Town of Casco to the late Peter
and Frances (Blahnik) Lauscher. He grew up on the Lauscher homestead
which was acquired from the U.S. government in 1857. He farmed all his life
on this farm. He would like to say that he did milk cows for 49 ½ years and
sold the cows in 2012. He cashed cropped for several years and now was
renting out the land and just enjoyed watching the large equipment planting
crops and other people contending with weather conditions.
Born August 14, 1945, he attended Alaska Graded School and then graduated from Casco High School in
1963. On November 7, 1981 he married Edith Jerabek. They farmed together until the farm was rented
out. He served on the Alaska Farmers Cooperative board, Casco FS and Kewaunee County Farm Bureau
boards. He was a great promoter of the Dairy and Farming Industry. It was his life.
His enjoyment was attending old machinery shows, tractor pulls and having hamburger with a beer.
He is survived by his wife, Edith; Son James M. (Linda) Kielpikowski, Kewaunee; four grandchildren,
Michael, Joseph, Michelle, and Jessica Kielpikowski; sisters, Rosemary Wegner, Denmark, Marian Wery,
Sturgeon Bay, and Sue (Francis) Jadin, New Franken; brother-in-law Earl Jerabek, Kewaunee, sisters-in-
law, Ethel (Donald) Cain, Casco, and Emily (Jayme) Rankin, DePere.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Frances Lauscher; Edith’s parents, Edwin and Evelyn
Jerabek; brother, Peter Lauscher; sister, Josephine Lauscher; brother-in-law Kenneth Wery, sister-in-law,
Elaine Jerabek, and brother-in-law Ernest Jerabek.
Visitation will take place at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Casco on Wednesday, August 19, 2020
from 4-8 pm. Visitation will continue Thursday morning from 9:30-10:30 am at the funeral Home. Mass
of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Schuster
officiating. Burial to follow in the St. Adelbert cemetery - Slovan. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will
be practiced and wearing of masks will be required. Online condolences may be shared at www.
wiesnermassart.com.
We would like to thank all the Bellin Dr’s and nurses as well as Astor Park Rehab and finally the Jack and
Ingrid Meng Residence for all the care he received during this 2+ month journey. Please no flowers,
memorials are appreciated.

Jacqueline Florence Simonar

Jacqueline Florence Simonar, 21, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home Friday morning, August 14, 2020 surrounded by her family.
     She was born August 2, 1999 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Mark Edward Simonar and Michelle Ann (Sauermilch) Simonar. Jacqueline loved going to school, learning and being with friends and teachers even through fighting cancer and taking treatments. Her determination to live life despite cancer showed when, three days after major invasive surgery, she was able to walk the stage at her graduation and receive her diploma from Southern Door High School in 2017, “because I earned it,” she said. 
     Jacqueline was employed at Tadych’s Econo Foods in Sturgeon Bay and was a familiar, smiling face at the checkouts there.
     She was on the Econo bowling team, loved reading, escape rooms, travel, and most of all, being outdoors. Jacqueline was on the Southern Door Racing Crew. She enjoyed watching movies, listening to music, and being anywhere there were animals. Jacqueline loved her dog and companion, Cisco, a Pit/Lab/Mastiff mix, or “Plastiff” was what she classified his breed as. 
     She will be missed by her dog, Cisco; mother, Michelle Simonar of Sturgeon Bay; father, Mark Simonar of the Town of Sevastopol; two sisters, Danielle and Samantha Simonar; maternal grandparents, Doug and Diane Sauermilch of Manitowoc; paternal grandfather, Bernard “Bernie” Simonar of the Town of Sevastopol; many dear cousins; aunts and uncles; great-aunts and great-uncles; and many, many dear friends.
     Jacqueline was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Marian Simonar.
     A celebration of her life will be announced in the future.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in her memory to her family.
     “Our family would like to thank all those who stood with us throughout this three-plus-year journey.  Thank you to her school community, students and teachers, those who helped with fundraisers, and her friends and Econo Foods family, whose love and support were appreciated and will never be forgotten.”
     The poem, “What Cancer Cannot Do” was especially true in Jacqueline’s life:
Cancer is so limited...
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot eat away peace.
It cannot destroy confidence.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot shut out memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot reduce eternal life.
It cannot quench the Spirit. 
-by unknown author
     Huehns Funeral Home Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Simonar family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Jacqueline may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

Edward M. Felhofer

Edward Martin Felhofer, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on August 13, 2020, at Sturgeon Bay Health Services after a courageous battle with Leukemia.  He was born on January 31, 1947, in Sturgeon Bay to Wallace “Bud” and Myrtle (Martens) Felhofer.
 
Edward graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1965 and graduated from Lawrence University.  Ed was employed in the transportation industry for most of his life.  He was an avid sports fan and also a Civil War enthusiast.
 
Survivors include his mother, Myrtle; a brother, Thomas (Diane) Felhofer, Sturgeon Bay; 2 nieces and a nephew, Dr. Katie (Taylor) Reynolds and their children, Ruby, Oliver, Charlie, and Clementine; Alexander (Megan) Felhofer; and Dr. Ann (special friend, Francisco Unda) Felhofer; step-son, Gene Kandt and his children, Jeff Kandt and Crystal Hemming; step-great-grandchildren; special friend, Pam Erickson; and numerous cousins and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, Wallace.
 
As to Edward’s wishes, there will be no public services.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Linda (Lemere) Hoffman

Linda (Lemere) Hoffman, 76, of Saint Paul, MN. Loving wife, mother, sister, and daughter. Preceded in death by her husband, William Hoffman, parents Orin and Mildred, and sister Deborah. Survived by her daughters, Jennifer and Katherine. Linda was raised in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin (Door County), the oldest of four sisters (Gibralter, Class of '62). She met her husband, Bill, at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, and eventually settled with him in St. Paul, MN, where she lived until her passing. In addition to being an entrepreneur in businesses like Mary Kay, she worked for many years in administrative roles for the Association of Minnesota Counties, Cretin-Derham Hall, Bright Start Children's Centers, and Aspen Medical Group (now Allina). She retired in 2012 and loved to travel with her daughters.  Linda was an avid gardener and seamstress. She loved the Green Bay Packers, her dog, Cody, and ice cream bars. And she never missed an opportunity to dance! She was loved and loved fiercely! We miss you Mom! Walk through Visitation Tuesday 6-8 PM at the O’Halloran & Murphy Chapel, 575 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul, MN 55116.  Graveside services Wednesday at 10:30 AM at Roselawn Cemetery, Roseville, MN 55113.  In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the Animal Humane Society.

Arr. By O’Halloran & Murphy, 651-698-0796

Kenneth John Schmidtke

Kenneth John Schmidtke, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Aug. 13, 2020. He was born
March 23, 1932 in Sturgeon Bay to John and Dora (Wolske) Schmidtke. Ken served his country
in the United States Army for two years during the Korean War. On Oct. 19, 1963 he married
Janis Pagel at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg. She preceded him in death on June 5, 2017.

Ken worked at Peterson Builders Inc. in Sturgeon Bay for 35 years. He was proud of all the
launches he was involved with during his career. He was also a long time and active member of
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

 

In his retirement, Ken was a dedicated volunteer at the Door County Maritime Museum. He
enjoyed taking visitors on tours of the museum and spent many hours building exhibits. In
2018, Ken was recognized as Mariner of the Year for his dedication to the Door County
Maritime Museum and his shipbuilding skills. The award recognizes people who have made
significant contributions to the Door County maritime community.

Ken is survived by two children, Brenda (James) Bilski, Sturgeon Bay; and Philip (Tammy)
Schmidtke, Brookfield; 4 grandchildren, Kyle and Matthew Bilski, Abby and Danny Schmidtke;
brother Larry (Ann) Schmidtke, Green Bay; sister Joanne Kintopf, Sturgeon Bay; 2 sisters-in-law,
Rose Schmidtke, Sturgeon Bay and Janice Schmidtke, Sheboygan Falls; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, grandson Christopher, 3 brothers, Norman,
Rahn (Marlene), and Jerry and brother-in-law John Kintopf.

 

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm on Tuesday August 18, 2020 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until the time of service. Face
masks are required and social distancing measures will be implemented. Burial with military
honors will be at Bayside Cemetery. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Linda M. Magle

Linda M. Magle, 61, of Sturgeon Bay passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, August 10, 2020.
     She was born January 17, 1959 in Kewaunee the daughter of the late Richard and Marion (Marchant) Alsteen. Linda graduated from Luxemburg Casco High School and the NWTC nursing aide program. She was a home health aide for Porter Kiehnau Home Health Care. For most of her working life Linda provided in home day care to children of our community for many years.
     On October 8, 1977, she married Allan R. Magle at St. Martin Catholic Church in Tonet. They had met unexpectedly at Coun’s C Club in Brussels where their families had been to square dance. Linda needing a partner, Allan obliged, and the two have been together ever since.
     She was known for always having her door open to children, and friends. Linda would say, “you have not lived until you see the world through the eyes of a child”. She had a big heart and made you feel love and accepted, never judged, anytime you would be around her.  
     She loved children and caring for them, and loved time spent at Cave Point, watching sunrises and sunsets around the area, and gardening. She founded an OA group helping many with issues related to overeating.
     Linda was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Green Bay Koinonia, Anchor of Hope TEC and Homemakers. 
     The suddenness of her passing leaves her family saddened and includes her husband, Allan; daughter, Melissa; sister, Patricia Slana; brother, Rick Alsteen; and many dear nieces, nephews, and their families. 
     A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m., Monday, August 17, 2020 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Fr. Quinn Mann officiating. Friends may call at the church Monday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m.
     Masks will be required and COVID protocols followed.
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her memory to the family.
     Huehns Funeral Home Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC are assisting the Magle family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

Bill Casey

Bill Casey, 90, passed away peacefully on Sunday August 9, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay, WI. Bill was born on August 28, 1929, the youngest of five children, to the late William Patrick Casey and Agnes (Morrissey) Casey. After graduating from Oshkosh High School, Bill attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering.

     Bill served in the Air Force as a 1st Lieutenant during the Korean War stationed in Mississippi. After his service he returned to Wisconsin with his wife, Jean, and went to work for Marathon Corporation (American Can) in Neenah. He finished his career as the marketing manager at Thilmany Pulp and Paper company (International Paper) retiring in 1991. After retirement he and Jean moved to Ellison Bay to live full-time in the home that he finished himself.

     He was a faith-filled Catholic and served the St. Margaret Mary Parish in Neenah and St. Rosalia (Stella Maris) Parish in Sister Bay as a Lector and Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. For many years he and Jean led CCD education for young adults of the St. Margaret Mary Parish. In retirement, Bill continued to be active in his community and served on the Liberty Grove Town Board 16 years, ending his service as the town board chair. He also served as the chair of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Board, and chair of the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library Board.

     Growing up, Bill was an avid sailor. He raced “A” scows out of the Neenah Harbor. Later in life, he painstakingly refurbished an old “Cutlass 24” sailboat. His children came to love the water during their many evening and weekend sailing sessions with him. For many seasons he enthusiastically served on the race committee for the Neenah Nodaway Yacht Club.

     He was an extremely talented woodworker and cabinet maker. He made much of the furniture in their own home as well as many pieces for his children. This was a passion that endured for most of his life. He taught his children to appreciate fine craftmanship and admonished them to “never buy cheap tools”.

     Bill was an extremely devoted husband, father, and friend. Next to God, his wife and children were the focus of his life. He was a selfless friend who offered wise counsel to anyone that sought it.

     He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Jean; his parents, Bill and Agnes Casey; along with his brother, Don; and sisters, Margaret, Mary, and Ruth.

     Bill is survived by his three children, Kathleen (Lynn McKee) Casey-McKee, Will (Kris) Casey, and Jim (Caryn) Casey; and his seven grandchildren, Michael (Aubrey) Delinsky, Caitlin (Taylor) Watts, Katharine (Jordan Kabat) Casey, Emily Casey, Liam Casey, Siera Casey and Carlie (Scott Simock) Casey.

     Bill will be missed by his family and friends.  Those that knew him recognized him as a man of strong convictions and unshakable faith. He led by example rather than words, and was never too busy to lend a hand to someone in need. He taught his children to lead humbly, laugh joyously, and love completely.

     Bill’s life will be remembered at a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Stella Maris Parish–Sister Bay site at 11:30 a.m. celebrated by Fr. Thomas Farrell and Fr. Jose Lopez, concelebrant. He will be laid to rest in Rowleys Bay Cemetery. There will be no visitation prior to Mass. Military honors to follow at church. Those attending Mass are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.

     Mass will be live streamed via the “Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC” Facebook page. Those viewing the service via Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the Casperson Funeral Home page to become aware of the live broadcast beginning between 11:25 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

 

     Memorials may be made in Bill’s name to Stella Maris Parish (P O Box 49, Egg Harbor, WI 54209) or Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village (10560 Applewood Rd, Sister Bay, WI 54234).

     Casperson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sister Bay is assisting the Casey family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Bill may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

James P. Swagel

James Paul Swagel, 56, a lifetime resident of Sturgeon Bay passed away early Sunday morning August 9, 2020 at Door County Medical Center.
     
James was born April 1, 1964 in Sturgeon Bay the son of Anton and Patricia (Haskell) Swagel. He was a graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School class of 1983.  He worked at the Sunshine House on various contracted projects over the years. 
     
He loved cats, music, especially rock and roll, watching sports, playing bingo, bowling.  Even after high school, James was a constant figure at most Sturgeon Bay sporting events where he enjoyed leading cheers and firing up his team to win. His excitement and enthusiasm, for things he enjoyed, were infectious to everyone around him.  James may have been the winningest and luckiest bingo player in Door County with his repeated shouts of “BINGO” heard throughout many calling halls in Sturgeon Bay. You knew when James won at Bingo. 
   
He grew up in a large loving family.  His mother, Patricia Swagel survives as do his nine siblings, Linda (Patrick) Casanova of Hudson, WI, Anthony (Tanya) Swagel of Beaverton, OR, Jeff (Kay) Swagel of Greenville, WI, David (Nadina) Swagel of Beaverton, OR, Kevin (Natalio Romero) Swagel of Evanston, IL, Karen Shaw of Sturgeon Bay, Charles Swagel of Algoma, Grant “Butch” (Polly) Swagel of Sturgeon Bay and Darrin (Emily) Swagel of Minnetonka, MN and Terri Hansen, caregiver and friend (sister from a different mother), along with many dear nieces and nephews.  
     
James was preceded in death by his father, Anton, and infant brother, Dennis.
     
Friends may call Sunday August 16, 2020 at Huehns Funeral Home from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3:00 p.m. Sunday August 16, 2020 at Huehns Funeral Home with Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating.  Burial will be Monday morning at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery.
     
The family wants to give special thanks to the devoted staff of Algoma Long Term Care, Door County Medical Center and Unity Hospice.
 
Memorials may be made in lieu of flowers.
                                         “Rock on Sweet James”!
Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of James may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.
 
Due to COVID protocols masks will be required in the funeral home, social distancing will be observed, sanitizer stations are provided, and 25% capacity will be the limit for seating during the 3:00 service.  The service will be broadcast live on Huehns Funeral Home Facebook page.

Harold W. Larsen, Jr

Harold W. Larsen, Jr, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away surrounded by his family on August 6, 2020.  He was born June 13, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois to Helen (Neva) and Harold Larsen, Sr.
Harold graduated from Lane Technical High School in Chicago, Illinois.  He attended Wright Junior College. From 1957 until 1963 Harold served in the U.S. Army Reserves.  He worked for Illinois Bell/AT&T for 30 years before opening Larsen Phone Service. 
On September 22, 1962, he married Susan Erlandson at Zion Lutheran Church in Rockford, IL.  Their home-base for most of their marriage was in Rockford, and during retirement they traveled as much as possible in their RV to warmer climates during the winter.  In 2010, they relocated their permanent address to their summer cottage in Sturgeon Bay, spending each winter at the Travelers Rest Resort in Florida.   
Harold loved being on boats and in the water, skiing, fishing, and swimming.  He owned a boat from the time he was 19 until he was 83.  Harold also enjoyed helping others and was known as a handyman.  Growing up he helped his dad build the family cottage and continued to learn the carpenter trade from his father on construction jobs.  Later, he added additions to their home in Rockford, and helped many friends and family members with their home projects.  Harold was also skilled as a plumber, electrician and mechanic—with an insatiable curiosity to understand how things worked.  He shared the fruits of this passion in being a resource and mentor to anyone seeking tools and instructions to build or fix things.  
A life-long Lutheran, Harold was consistently involved in church, serving on council, running the sound system/recording services for radio broadcast, and managing building maintenance.  He transitioned from a seasonal member to a full-time member of Hainesville Lutheran Church in 2010 and enjoyed attending Wednesday Breakfast Bible Study there.  
Harold is survived by his wife, Sue, his children: Kristine and Amy (and husband Michael), and his four grandchildren: Kyrill, Andrey, Elizabeth, and Katherine.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Helen and Harold Larsen, and his brother Eric.
An outdoor, graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Sunday, August 30, 2020 at Hainesville Cemetery.  The family plans to have an event to celebrate his life in the summer of 2021 (during his birth month of June with hopes it will be safe to gather socially again) as Harold always told them, “I have lived a great and happy life, and I want you to celebrate that when I’m gone.”   
The family would like to send special thanks to all of Harold’s medical caregivers during this last year, as they helped him to continue to enjoy life to the maximum extent possible.  
Online condolences and remembrances of Harold can be shared at forbesfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Hainesville Lutheran Church (3944 County M Sturgeon Bay WI 54235). 

 

Lyman E. Elliott Jr.

Lyman Edward Elliott Jr., 74, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Aug. 10, 2020.  He was born to Lyman Edward Elliott Sr. and Lorraine Griffin on July 8, 1946 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin.   He Graduated from Franklin High School and the Milwaukee Area Technical College for Diesel Mechanics.
Lyman retired from American Can Company. He worked at American Millwork and Hardware before moving to Sturgeon Bay.  He owned and operated Elliott’s Mercantile in Sturgeon Bay with his wife Paddy.  His love for fine cigars and conversation went hand in hand.
Elliott also was passionate about Civil War Reenacting.  He was a member of the Sons of the Veterans of Civil War and belonged to many Reenacting Groups.  Elliott was a true patriot and loved a good campfire.  He loved burning wood, cutting it, and making projects from it.
Lyman is remembered by his wife Patricia (Bahl) Elliott, his mother Lorraine (Griffin) Elliott; his 3 sons: Lyman (Jennifer) Elliott III and their children, Lyman IV, Griffin, and Lincoln; Jeffery (Katie) Elliott and their children, Nora and Miles; and David Elliott; 4 brothers, John Elliott, James Elliott, Robert Elliott, Edward Elliott; 5 sisters, Kathleen Owens, Marilyn Murphy, Loretta Elliott, Alice Elliott and Bernice Elliott; brother-in-law Frederick (Mary) Bahl; also many aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his father and other family members.
A public visitation will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 from 10:30 am until 12:00 noon.   At 12:00 noon a mass will be conducted by Rev. Robert Stegmann.  Face masks are required for all in attendance.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com 

 

Judith J. Thompson

     Well, I did it! I lasted until August 8, 2020!! Judith Jean Thompson (Miller/Brainerd) born 12/4/37 and I lived a darn wonderful life until Breast Cancer, for the third time, hit me, and I said “enough!” 

     Attended a great school at Pius XI in Milwaukee, married Robert Brainerd, Sr. in 1959 (husband + father of my two wonderful sons, Robert, Jr. and Scott Brainerd). Married David Thompson in 1974 and retired to Door County in 1984, wintering in Tucson, Arizona. Divorced in 1991, but remained in Sturgeon Bay to enjoy working at DJ’s On The Bay and Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. Proud member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute, member of two choirs, and a volunteer at Door County Medical Center. 

     I had great friends from all over the country, including campers and singers + gal friends who enjoyed our wine at The Lodge with Willy!

     I leave my family: sons, Bob and Scott, daughter-in-law, Melissa; Grandson, Bo; Cousin, Bonnie; Niece, Kris; Brother-in-law, Jerry Lewin; and my late sister, Nancy, to take care of my garden and other “stuff” now that I’m not there to watch over it. Know that I’ll be thinking of you all with love and thank you for coming into my life. Stay together and love one another. All the goodies, memories, and delicious food and friendship we shared was so fun!

     Special thanks to Door County Medical Center - from everyone I smiled at and got a return smile, you all know how much you meant to me, to my neighbors at Windermere, where I had a ball living for 22 years, to my neighbors on Walnut Drive. Simply THE BEST Mary and Joe Halada, Jennifer and Andrew Ellenbecker, Kathy W, Mary Van Den Bogart, Choir members - Cheryl Pfister and company, Catholic Church members. Dog and Cat lovers - Be kind + love one another, I’ll wait for you all! And the champions on my medical team...Dr. Hogan, Dr. Palines, Dr. Reitz, Erik (PA), the entire second floor nursing team, respiratory shifts who kept 24 hour watch over me, and hospice care team. Blessings to Father Bob J. Hauser. Hugs to you all!

     Judy’s life will be honored with a memorial service held OUTSIDE (the west entrance of) Huehns Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020 with Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating. The memorial service will be livestreamed via the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page. Those viewing the service via Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the Huehns Funeral Home page to become aware of the live broadcast beginning between 12:55 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held OUTSIDE (the west entrance of) Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

     In the event of inclement weather, services will be held inside the funeral home with 25% dual-chapel occupancy (total of 50 people) permitted, and temperature checks will be provided upon entry along with hand sanitizer. Those planning on attending the visitation and/or memorial service are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.

     Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Judy may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

Eli Alfred Peterson Jr.

Eli Alfred Peterson Jr., 64, of Sturgeon Bay passed away peacefully at his home on August 5, 2020 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born October 29, 1955 in Sturgeon Bay to Eli and Janet (Miller) Peterson, Sr. He married Debra Ann Schmitz on May 1, 1976 in Maplewood. They recently celebrated 44 years of marriage.

 

Eli spent 41 years of his life working for the City of Sturgeon Bay. He began his career working for the Street Department and retired from the Sturgeon Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant in 2016. During his retirement, he was employed by the Sunshine House, Inc. and the Village of Egg Harbor. 

 

Eli enjoyed vacationing in Florida and Arizona. His favorite local camping spot was Quietwoods North. He was an avid country music fan and enjoyed playing horseshoes, golfing and cheering for the Packers, Brewers and Badgers. Collecting antiques and Miller High Life memorabilia was another hobby he enjoyed. He always took great pride in keeping his home and workplace in meticulous condition.

 

Eli’s selflessness helped him make many friends along his life’s journey. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family. His granddaughter, Aria, brought him special joy.

 

Survivors include his wife Debbie; two daughters, Shauna Peterson (JR and son Liam, granddaughter Aria), Kewaskum; Lindsay (Cody) DeMeuse, Sturgeon Bay; his mother Janet Peterson, Sturgeon Bay; a sister Vicki Claflin, Sturgeon Bay; in-laws: Janis Schmitz (Rick); Jerry (Judy) Schmitz; Al Schmitz; Tami Schmitz; and nieces and nephews. He will be especially missed by his nieces Casie (Mike) Frangipane, children Cole and Cora; and Courtney (Chris) Granius, children Cal and Camryn. 

 

He was preceded in death by his father; father-in-law George Schmitz; mother-in-law Dorothy Schmitz; brothers-in-law Wayne Claflin and Mark Schmitz; and his canine companion Owen.

 

A public visitation will be held at the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church on Saturday, August 15, 2020, from 9:00 am to 11:45 am. Face masks are required and social distancing measures will be implemented. A private family service will follow the visitation with burial at Bayside Cemetery. 

 

A special thank you to Green Bay Oncology, DOOR CANcer, Inc. and Unity Hospice for all of their help and care given to Eli during the past year. 

 

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to DOOR CANcer, Inc. or Unity Hospice. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 Cheers to “JUST ONE MORE” from your loving family, friends and the “Girl in the Moon”. 

Robert John Maples, Sr.

Robert John Maples, Sr., was born to John Arnold Maples and Cecelia Mary (Kosak) Maples in Sturgeon Bay on January 30, 1931, and as of Friday evening, July 31,2020, is now, on his everlasting journey with his most beloved wife, Esther.
 
     Bob was the oldest of four children with his younger siblings, Anita, Sara, and Timothy. In his teenage years, he worked ten-hour days for the Evergreen Nursery for $0.25/hr. Bob grew up attending St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay and graduated from St. Joseph School in 1946 and then Sturgeon Bay High school in 1950.
 
     For the next three years, he went on to work for the Reiss Steamship Co., sailing the great lakes with his father, a conveyor engineer aboard the Robert J. Paisley. Bob started as a fireman at $0.75/hr. then advanced to oiler and water tender. He finished his third year sailing aboard the J. L. Reiss.
 
     Bob entered into active duty with the United States Army on April 8, 1953 and served as a cryptographic equipment repairman. He was transferred to the Army Reserve in on April 7, 1955 and worked as an instructor for repairing the crypto and teletype equipment.
 
     Bob was united in marriage to Esther Belle Gibson on June 7, 1954 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.
 
     He worked for Rockford Products in Rockford, IL for 23 years until the passing of his father in 1977. Bob then returned to Sturgeon Bay to care for his mother. He worked for Bay Shipbuilding Co. for seven years before working for the Door County Court House as the second-shift maintenance supervisor for fifteen years until his retirement.
 
     In his retirement years, Bob loved working for Gary Renard as a part-time delivery driver for Renard’s Cheese.
 
     Bob’s wife, Esther, left for her everlasting Journey, leading the way on July 24,2002. 
 
     Their two children, Robert (Mary) Maples, Jr. of Lisbon and Sharon Matthews of Rockford, IL; four grandchildren, John (Erin) and Thomas (Samantha), and Melissa and Ashley; and two great-grandchildren, Nolan and Max; brother, Tim (Brigitta) Maples of Virginia; and other relatives, survive.
 
     Bob was also preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Anita (Ralph) Anschutz and Sara (Leonard) Sladkey; and other relatives.
 
     “Great thanks and praises are to be showered upon my closest and dearest friend and caregiver, Jody Huggett of Sturgeon Bay. Her husband, Randy, aka “HUGGY” cannot be forgotten as well for the numerous car rides for check-ups and assistance he provided for Jody and myself.
 
     Thank you, Terry and Kim Vogel, for Sunday communions, and for last-minute tending when others could not, as well as Dan and Wanda. Also, Rosie and Andy, and Bonnie and Gary for helping me through my loss of Esther.
 
     Thank you Nanc’ and Krystn Huggett for always being their at the drop of a hat for all my ‘technical’ maladies.  Lastly Thank you to Unity Hospice especially, Nurse Jamie, and the personal care attendants, Amanda, Kayla, and Samantha, who were there for my journey’s start.” 
 
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Bob will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery beside his wife, Esther, with Military Honors by the United States Army and the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51.
 
     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
 
     Those attending the visitation and/or Mass are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.
 
     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Maples family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Robert may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.
 
BOB’s PARTING WISH
“Remember me with smiles and laughter
That’s how I will remember you
If you are going to remember me
With tears and sadness
Then don’t remember me at all”
-by Michael Landon
REMEMBER...That I am happy now
I…AM… HOME…WITH ESTHER!

LuAnn Fox

     Lucile Anne, “LuAnn” (Neufeld) Fox, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away in the comfort of her home, Saturday morning, 1 August, 2020 with her family at her side.
 
     In the early morning hours of 8 April, 1935 LuAnn popped out before her mother, Amy L. (Buhl) Neufeld, could get up onto the birthing table in the hospital. LuAnn was in a hurry to get here, and never stopped. Her mother wanted to name her Sara, but her Father, Walter E. Neufeld, had her name recorded as Lucile Anne which led to her lifelong nickname of LuAnn. 
 
     Living on Webster Ave. in Green Bay provided the opportunities to enjoy ice skating until her feet were almost frozen cold and for exploring the Fox River from sun up until sun down in the summer. LuAnn had a reverence for her many aunts, uncles, and grandparents. She loved spending time with her extended family while growing up and throughout her life. Moving “way out” to Ridge Road made for long walks home when she worked at the Bay Theater, where she often spoke of eating more chocolate candy than she sold. LuAnn graduated from West High School in 1953 and was off to St. Louis where she attended college and became an employee with McDonnell aircraft.
 
     In 1964 she left St. Louis and accompanied her mother Amy and stepfather Gen. Autrey Maroun to Fort Carson, CO. She'd said she didn't know a private from a general, but learned quickly as a special assistant to her mother. It was here that she met and fell in love with her soulmate Captain Jim Fox, and they were married in the old Post Chapel at Fort Carson in 1965.
 
     LuAnn loved to move and meet new people, and as an Army wife she got her wish. They moved nineteen times in nineteen years. LuAnn was an excellent athlete and a very proficient driver. She often said she could have been the first female race car driver since everything she did was fast. She loved to play tennis, cards, and golf, and she enjoyed a good dance whenever possible.
 
     She made friends wherever she called home, and once you were her friend you were a friend for life. From high school classmates, her St. Louis friends, and the many people she met as an Army wife, those folks were always remembered with cards on their birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas. She found great joy and immense pride in her sons, Ky and Kevin (both born in VA) and their wives. Kevin and Dana's children Barret, Cale, Burke and Campbell always brought a smile and great joy to her life, as did Ky's kids Oscar and Violet and his wife Michelle's children Jake, Jessie and Ben.
 
     LuAnn's philanthropy sparked a complete renovation of the Colorado Springs Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, a Penrose Hospital Cancer Research Fund, Silver Keys Services, a major Nature Conservancy project, and the Humane Societies for cats and dogs in Montana and Sturgeon Bay.
 
     A lover of all things in nature, the animals, the flowers, the trees, the butterflies and the birds, LuAnn loved to feed the raccoons by hand along with their many friends that came to the decks in Colorado and Wisconsin for supper each night.
 
     Many folks have said they would love to come back as one of LuAnn's cats. Just like her friends, her pets received unconditional love. With great enthusiasm for life she never sat still, which caught up with her in later life. She struggled to reach five feet two while growing up but as her motto exclaimed “It is what it is” as she ended up at four feet eleven. Her health set backs never eliminated her smile or her positive spirit.
 
     LuAnn will be missed by her loving family and her many friends, and the world is a lesser place without her. At the end, LuAnn preferred to say “Aloha”, rather than goodbye.
 
     LuAnn was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Amy L. (Major General Autrey J.) Maroun and her father and stepmother, Walter E. (Marjorie) Neufeld; young son, Steven Tod; sister and brother-in-law, Amy “Susie” (Larry) Woldt; and brother, Walter “Brubby” Neufeld.
 
     She is survived by her husband Jim; two sons, Ky (Michelle) [and their blended family: children, Oscar, Violet, Jake, Jessie, and Ben; Oscar and Violet's mother, Heather Fox], and Kevin (Dana) [and their children, Barret, Cale, Burke and Campbell]; step-brother, Patrick Johns and step-sister, Patricia Johns; sisters-in-law, Julie Neufeld, and Barbara Neufeld; and Susie and Larry Woldt's family; and LuAnn's many nieces and nephews and their families.
 
     LuAnn and Jim and Ky and Kevin would especially like to thank LuAnn's niece, Wendy Woldt for her kind, loving care and support. Wendy’s selfless and essential daily support for LuAnn throughout her final months made a world of difference. Thanks also to Chrissie Woldt for her kind thoughtfulness; and a special thank you to Gwen and Unity Hospice for their very professional and personal care.
 
     LuAnn often said that she'd lived a wonderful life, and she enjoyed reliving the many fond memories of her family and many friends as she suffered through many years of extreme spinal pain, which became compounded with the addition of ovarian cancer and beyond over her final year. She would say “It is what it is, make the most of it”, and despite the challenges of extreme discomfort, LuAnn chose to forgo cancer treatment in order to make the most of her remaining time with family and friends.
 
     Due to current COVID travel challenges, a Celebration of Life for LuAnn will be planned for fall of 2020 or summer of 2021. 
 
     In lieu of flowers please donate to an organization of your choice, or the Wisconsin Humane Society-Door County Campus (3475 Park Dr., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235) or Unity Hospice (2366 Oak Ridge Cir., De Pere, WI 54115).
 
     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Fox family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of LuAnn may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Harvey J. Malzahn

Harvey J. Malzahn, 86 of Fish Creek, passed away Thursday morning, July 30, 2020 at his home with family by his side.
     He was born September 14, 1933 in Baileys Harbor, the son of the late Harvey and Rose (Wesa) Malzahn. Harvey graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1951 before serving his country from 1952-1955, enlisting in the U.S. Army 82nd Air Borne with stops at Fort Bliss, TX, and Fort Bragg, NC. He returned home and knowing many of the Packer players and coaches who frequented the Fish Creek area, was offered to play college football at Ohio State. Harvey decided to stay and worked together with his father in the family painting and decorating business which continued for many years.
     On November 5, 1955, he married Evonne Sandell at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church in Fish Creek. She preceded him tragically in an automobile accident on January 1, 1966 leaving Harvey with three daughters to raise. On August 25, 1978 he was united in marriage to Barbara Stephenson at St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church in Fish Creek.
     Community service and involvement played an important role in Harvey’s life. From facilitating the building of St. Paul’s church and being an active member, now Stella Maris Parish-Fish Creek site, of which he was  a life member and treasurer, to the Baileys Harbor Knights of Columbus as a 3rd Degree Knight, and a 50-year member of the Egg Harbor Lions Club. He was also a life member of the American Legion.
     Harvey was first elected Justice of the Peace of the Town of Gibraltar, then served as Town Chairman, and Town Constable and served on the Door County Board of Supervisors from 1972 to 1988, serving as County Board Chairman for six of those years. Prior to Harvey’s employment as Door County Highway Commissioner for 10 years, Harvey owned and operated his painting and decorating business.
     He was a charter member of the Peninsula Gun Club, and charter member of the Door County Environmental Council. In his younger years, Harvey was a talented athlete who competed many years in the Door County Baseball League, and Sturgeon Bay Basketball League.
     Harvey’s greatest joy in life was his grandsons and great-grandsons, spending time with them and supporting them in all their school endeavors, and sporting competitions. He was so happy and blessed to meet his great-granddaughter, Sloane Harmann, born July 20, 2020, before he left us.
     Harvey will be missed by his wife, Barbara; daughters, Diane Jarman Vandermuse, Denise (Gary) Harmann of Algoma, Debbra MacDonald of Valmy; step-daughter, Kristine (Scott) Schuetze of Green Bay; grandsons, Eric (Rachel) Harmann, Craig (Lyndsay) Harmann, and Alec Schuetze; great-grandsons, McCoy Harmann, Keaton Harmann, and Harvey Harmann; great-granddaughter, Sloane Harmann; sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Jerry Ploor of Fish Creek; and many dear nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Evonne; two sisters, Marion Schultz and Mildred Hachey; and son-in-law, William MacDonald.
     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at Stella Maris Parish–Fish Creek site with Fr. Thomas Farrell, celebrant. Military honors to follow at the church. Burial will be on the family site at Blossomberg Cemetery.
     Friends may call at Stella Maris Parish-Fish Creek site from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020. Visitation will continue Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 1:00 p.m.
     “As a family we would like to express our sincerest thanks for the help and care given to Harvey by the Unity Hospice RNs, Cindy Meyer, Gwen Wilke, and Maureen Nellis; and friends, Dave and Carol Wenhardt.”
     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Harvey’s memory.
     COVID protocols will be in place for all services at Stella Maris. Seating for the Mass will be no more than 25% capacity in church.  Masks are required indoors Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will be taken, and social distancing maintained. Outdoor seating will be provided. If you have not been feeling well, had a cough or temperature and have traveled out of our area please consider watching the service live at home, liking Huehns Funeral Home on Facebook, the family understands.
     Casperson and Huehns Funeral Homes are assisting the family of Harvey Malzahn. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Harvey may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Barbara M. Asher

Barbara M. (Tagge) Asher, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away unexpectedly on July 30, 2020 at the age of 77.  Barb was born November 3, 1942, in Green Bay to Roger Tagge and Agnes (Kustka) Tagge.  She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1960. Barb went on to earn her Professional Nursing Diploma from Walther Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL in 1963. 

Barbara grew up at the Tagge Tavern (now the Stage Road Inn) as an only child and attended school in a one room school until high school. She played in the apple and cherry orchards and helped her mother in the dining room of the Tavern, and years after the Tavern has enjoyed new owners, it’s remained a beloved meeting place for the Asher family.

Barb met Ken Asher in high school and they began dating in 1961. On November 2, 1963, they married in Sturgeon Bay and remained happily together for 47 years until his death in 2010.  They have two children, Jill and Scott.

Barb began her career in nursing in 1963 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay as a Staff Nurse. In 1965 she and Ken moved to Eau Claire so Ken could attend the University and she worked at Luther Hospital as an intensive care and coronary care nurse, and was also an instructor for the pilot cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) program for hospital personnel. In 1968, Barb and Ken moved to Madison beginning a 13-year career at St. Mary’s Hospital, including developing a hospital-wide CPR Program which included the Physician CPR program and Family CPR program. 

Barb changed her focus in 1981 and began an administrative career at Outpatient Rehabilitation Services which allowed her to spend more time with her children.

In 1991 Barb and Ken moved to Green Bay where she became a medical case manager, finding a new passion helping people navigate the medical care system and being a patient advocate. In 2005, Barb and Ken built their dream home on Barb’s family land on South Lake Michigan Drive in Sturgeon Bay, where she continued her role in medical case management until her retirement in 2018. Even after retirement, she never left her job behind completely, always helping friends and family members as a patient advocate up until her death.

She was a vibrant force in every community she was part of, always bringing people together. Whether it was leading her daughter’s Girl Scout troop, helping organize the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival, involvement with the Madison Coast Guard Auxiliary or forming and maintaining the South Lake Michigan Drive Association, she always had time to get involved and help others.  Barb exuded confidence and would accomplish whatever she put her mind to, she was a positive force and always encouraged others to succeed. 

Even after all of those accomplishments, Barb would say her greatest achievement and passion was her family. As an only child, she loved being part of the Asher Family and thought of Ken’s siblings as her own, always enjoying a very close relationship to her nieces and nephews. She was a loving mother, devoted wife, doting grandmother, and loyal friend – always available to those who needed her.

Barb is survived by her daughter, Jill (Mark) Hein, Sun Prairie; son, Scott (Michelle) Asher, Colorado Springs, CO; Ken’s siblings that she considered her own, Sue (Frank) Carmody, Steve (Donna) Asher, Elizabeth Asher, and four grandchildren, Griffin, Max, Killian, and Emerson.  She is also survived by five nephews; two nieces; eight grand nephews; and eight grand nieces.

A public visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m-1:45 p.m. at the Forbes Funeral Home on Thursday August 6, 2020, in Sturgeon Bay and a private ceremony will follow at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Jerry Groth officiating. The ceremony  will be live streamed via the Forbes Funeral Home Facebook Page starting at 2:00 pm. 

Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Barb’s name. 

Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

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