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Obituaries Archives for 2020-09

Robert F. Kitslaar

Robert “Bob” F. Kitslaar, 64, Luxemburg, passed away Saturday morning, September 26, 2020 at home.  He was born on January 6, 1956 in Green Bay, WI to the late Francis Sr. and Ann (Reinhart) Kitslaar.  He attended St. Matthew Grade School and graduated from Abbot Pennings High School in 1974.  Bob received a degree in architectural design from Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute in 1976. Following graduation Bob joined his father and brother Chuck, at Kitslaar Inc., the family business.  Together they painted/decorated many churches, business and homes in Wisconsin and Michigan. On September 24, 1983, Bob married Laurel E. Anderson at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain MI.


Bob was an avid pilot and very active in EAA.  He loved flying his Stearman, The Flying Dutchman, which he meticulously restored.  He was also there to help repair/restore the airplanes of many others.


Bob is survived by his wife, Lori; five siblings: Ann Pringle, Charles Kitslaar (Mary Thomas), Judy Barlow (Gary Bugalski), Mike Kitslaar and Francis Kitslaar Jr.; brothers/sisters in law, Mike (Nancy) Anderson and Dave (Sandy) Anderson; nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Cheyanne.


He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Katie; Lori’s parents, Don and Ruth Anderson.


As a precaution to the Covid-19 virus, a private gathering will be held at the McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg.

Joanne Teich

If Heaven has a Hallmark Channel, it’s about to get some exercise.   On September 28, 2020, God called home Joanne Teich, 82, of Sturgeon Bay.
Born on March 8, 1938 to Frank and Marie Kohlbeck, Joanne was the fifth of seven children.  She married Loney F. Teich on November 29, 1958 at Corpus Christi parish in Sturgeon Bay, and said goodbye to Loney upon his death in 2012, after almost 54 years of marriage.  
Joanne - or “Smokey” to many who knew her - had a long career at Knaapen Bakery while she and Loney raised their five children on Joliet Avenue in Sturgeon Bay.  There, they taught life’s most valuable lessons, including the importance of love, faith, family and friends, the joy to be gained from a well-tended garden and crowded birdfeeders, and the secrets to the best poppy seed cake ever to grace a dessert table. 
She was hilarious without effort, prompting many to comment over the years that she was one of the funniest people they knew.  Joanne graced anyone and everyone she encountered with her humor – and unfiltered opinions.  Frankly, she was often downright sassy much of the time, and got away with more than her fair share, likely because of her sparkling blue eyes and warm smile.
Joanne is survived by her grateful children, Lucy Baudhuin, Sturgeon Bay; Judy (Matt) Engebretson, Sturgeon Bay; Michael (Peggy Kelsey) Teich, Whitefish Bay; Jody Teich, Sturgeon Bay; and Barb (Gary) Guidinger, Sturgeon Bay.
And if you’re looking for a “grandma” role model, look no further than Joanne.  Whether playing card games, trying to guess the ending to every Hallmark movie within five minutes of the opening lines, cooking hot dogs and popcorn over an open fire, enjoying the occasional Brandy Alexander, or gathering for home-cooked meals around her cozy kitchen table, Joanne was always creating memories with her grandchildren, Kayla, Melissa, Marcus, Lucus, Meghan, Ben and John.
Joanne’s family thanks the staff at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility for taking such good care of Joanne, especially when COVID-19 prevented family visits.  They would be grateful for any memorial gifts to be directed to the Door County Medical Center Foundation for the Skilled Nursing Facility, so they can continue to provide excellent care to so many others.
Due to the continuing pandemic, Joanne’s family will have a private service and burial.  On line condolences may be offered at

Kathleen Louise Mudrock

 Kathleen Louise Mudrock, 76, of Sister Bay, passed away late Thursday evening, September 24, 2020 at her home, with her family at her bedside.


     She was born in La Crosse, July 25, 1944, the only child of Bernard and Gertrude (Arneson) Kahrhoff. Kathy attended St. Frederick’s in Cudahy, then continued her education at St. Mary’s Academy in St. Francis, going on to earn her B.S. in Communication and Business from Alverno College in Milwaukee. On September 29, 1962, she was united in marriage to Jerome “Jerry” R. Mudrock at St. Frederick’s Catholic Church in Cudahy. They were blessed with two children, Lynda and Brian. 


     Kathy retired as a VP of Human Resources at HK Systems Engineering in New Berlin where she was employed from 1974 until her retirement in 1999. In 1993, she and Jerry built their dream home in Door County and upon Jerry’s retirement from the Cudahy Fire Department, moved to Sister Bay year-round. 


     She was a member of the Alverno College Alumni, and a member of Stella Maris Parish-Sister Bay site (formerly St. Rosalia Parish in Sister Bay). She loved to watch the wildlife run through her yard. She loved to feed the birds and take care of the deer in the winter. Kathy enjoyed long walks, especially through Peninsula State Park. Her passions were reading and gardening. She was instrumental in launching the present-day Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library (branch of the Door County Library) and worked there as a page and eventually volunteered. She was a “Steel Magnolia”, small in physical stature, Kathy in business heels, power jewelry, and a tough negotiator on the job, but kind, and fair. Proud of her Irish heritage, and named after the song “I’ll take you home again, Kathleen”, her fiery personality went hand in hand with her natural Auburn colored hair. She encouraged her granddaughters, “grandma’s wildflowers” to walk with their heads held high. 


     Kathy will be missed by her loving and caring husband, Jerry of Sister Bay; her two dear children, daughter, Lynda Pietruszka of Sister Bay and son, Brian (Kathy) Mudrock of Greendale; four precious granddaughters, Breanna (Tyler) Galeazzi, Holly (Neal) Stineman, Emily Pietruszka, and Madeline Pietruszka.


     Due to COVID-19, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 2, 2020 with Father Thomas Farrell as celebrant. The Mass will be livestreamed via the “Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services” Facebook page. Those viewing from Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the funeral home Facebook page any time (prior) to the Mass to receive immediate notification of the broadcast.


     Entombment will be in the Holy Sepulcher Cemetery Columbarium in Cudahy.


     A celebration of Kathy’s Life is also being planned for the Milwaukee area, tentatively for July 2021.  


     Memorials may be given in her name for the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Library (P.O. Box 347, Sister Bay, WI 54234) Library or Alverno College-Advancement (checks payable to Alverno College, P.O. Box 343922, Milwaukee, WI 53234; note Kathy Mudrock Memorial, Class of 1984 in memo).


     “We were privileged to have known and loved Kathy.  She made us all better people by the example she led.  To all of you who have made her life’s journey an adventure, filled with love and happiness, we thank you; our family, friends, coworkers, partners at the Sister Bay library, Unity Hospice, Father Tom, and Becky, and so many others.”


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Mary Kostichka

Mary Min (Patzlaff) Kostichka, 78, formerly of Algoma, died Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Sheboygan Senior Community.  She was born August 7, 1942 in Algoma to Erwin and Frances (Shillin) Patzlaff.


She married Douglas Kostichka July 8, 1961.  Mary dedicated her life to her family, staying at home to raise her six children.  She worked part-time at St. Mary School library and Sears Catalog store. 

 Mary attended school to become a beautician.  She helped keep Algoma beautiful by fixing women's hair from her home and later by being a member of Algoma's Tree Committee.


Mary enjoyed playing games, crafting and scrap booking.  She could always be found in her crafting room making the next Christmas gifts for her family.  Mary was involved in multiple card clubs, baby sitting, Homemaker's club and family gatherings.  She was an excellent cook and could always be counted on to feed the family on a moment's notice.


No family event was ever complete without a family picture to capture the moment.  Mary would then take those pictures and put them into a memory book for her family. They would  tease her endlessly for the many misspellings of the captions. Mary was a very selfless person and put everyone else's needs  ahead of her own, frequently at her own expense. 


 Mary is survived by her husband of 59 years, Douglas, daughters Kathy (Bill) Button, Connie Kostichka, sons Steve (Hilary) Kostichka, Mike (Kim) Kostichka, Mark Kostichka(friend Dorothy) and David (Julie) Kostichka; together they welcomed 14 grandchildren: Quinn (Tessa) Button, Brianna Button and Noah Button (fiancee Victoria); Andrew Boehnlein, Christopher Boehnlein and Jonathan Boehnlein; Kyle Kostichka and Matthew Kostichka; Kurt (Julia) Kostichka and Ben (Sarah) Kostichka; Travis (Sydney) Kostichka and Devin (Cassi) Kostichka;  Payton Kostichka and Savannah Kostichka; Great grandchildren Case, Alexandra, Colton, Rylee.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Erwin and Frances, brother Paul (Avalon)Patzlaff, sister Delores (Alvin) Fish, son-in-law Jeff Langenberg, daughter-in-law Jennifer Kostichka, father-in-law and mother-in-law Charlie and Helen Kostichka and brother-in-law John Kostichka. 


 Family and friends are invited to attend a public visitation on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 5 PM - 7 PM at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma with a prayer service at 7 PM.  Visitation continues Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma,  from 1 PM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 2 PM with Rev Alvan Amadi officiating.  Burial to follow in St. Mary Cemetery.


Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Mary's tribute page at

Catherine A. Peters

With a heavy heart we announce the passing of our Mom, Catherine Ann Peters, 90, New Franken.  Catherine was born July 28, 1930 to the late Nicholas J. and Anna C. (Klister) Brittnacher in a Green Bay hospital.  On October 19, 1954 she married Gerald J. Peters at St. Paul Catholic Church, Wrightstown.  He preceded her in death November 16, 2014.  Catherine was a member of St. Kilian Catholic Church in New Franken.  Mom was the definition of unconditional love.  Her family was her pride and joy.  Gatherings with family and friends made her day,  making sure everyone was taken care of and happy.  She will be remembered for her home cooking and baking.  Her homemade bread was amazing. She loved to play bingo, lottery tickets and sneaking off to the casino every so often for fun.  For her, a good cup of coffee, thrift shopping, a good sale and being the Queen of the remote control were simple pleasures.  Going to the Chapel in Robinsonville was something she enjoyed at an early age.  Her faith in Mary was an inspiration.  Mom loved cheering for the Green Bay Packers.  Win or lose she was a fan.


Catherine is survived by her nine children, Mark and Linda Peters, Raymond and Diane Peters, Ann and Steve Bins, James and Janet Peters, Ronald and Mary Peters, Mary Jo Peters, Kenneth and Annette Peters, Jean and William Brown, Carol and Mitchell Heling; along with 20 grandchildren, Gregory (Brooke) Peters, Andrew (Alicia) Peters, Carrianne (Daniel) Taicher, Laura (Jason) Shimko, Katie Peters, Adam (Holly) Peters, Jason Bins, Amy Bins, Sarah (David) Stajkowski, Scott Peters, Blake Peters, Nate (Theresa) Peters, Jon (Caley) Peters, Kendra Brown, Amanda Brown, Chris (Jessica) Brown, Justin (Jing) Brown, Mallory Heling, JC Heling; seven great grandchildren; four sisters, Charlotte Micksch, Marian Diny, Audrey (Marv) Fox, Rita Brittnacher; one brother, Nicky (Gail) Brittnacher; one brother in law, Norman Peters; two sisters in law, Marian Peters, Marina Peters; numerous nieces and nephews, too many to list but not forgotten.


Catherine was preceded in death by her husband Gerald; her parents, Anna and Nick Brittnacher; her mother in law and father in law, Anna and Joseph Peters; her infant grandson, Joseph “Joey” Peters; one brother, Ralph Brittnacher;  one sister and three brothers in law, Eunice and Norbert Nackers, Thomas Micksch, Robert Diny; two sisters in law, Verona Peters, Dolores Peters.


As a precautionary impact of the Covid-19 Virus, a PRIVATE visitation and funeral for family will be held at St. Kilian Church, New Franken, with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.  Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.


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

The family would like to thank Anna’s Place in New Franken, staff, residents and visitors that treated Mom with love and respect.  Also, a special thank you to Unity Hospice, especially Dar.  You were a blessing to us and Mom.


Mom’s kind heart, strength, wisdom and spunk will live on like a legacy of love in all that knew her.  Help us keep Mom’s memory alive by doing something kind for someone else and expect nothing back.  She was an exceptional woman who had an impact on so many. 


The family argument always was “who was Mom’s favorite?” Yet in the end – She made us feel we all were.  We love you Mom and miss you already!

Jan Resler

Jan was greeted at the rainbow bridge by her many beloved dogs but especially Foster, Amstel, an Blatz on September 28, 2020. 

Jan was born on April 25, 1955, Jan was the only child of Priscilla (Carmody) and Lester Meyer in Sturgeon Bay where Jan lived most of her life.  Jan is survived by her patient, kind saint of a partner, Joe Riederer, her only child Dirk Resler, his wife Rachel Resler and precious grandchildren Kolby and Madelyn, special cousin Kevin Carmody and sons Sean and Danny, Joe’s children: Jeremy and Jennifer Riederer, and many lifelong friends and dog friends.

Jan worked in both clinical and hospital settings for 45 years as a medical technologist in Green Bay, Sturgeon Bay and Savannah, Georgia.  Recently she enjoyed grooming dogs of all shapes and sizes for over 10 years.

Introduced at a very early age to the world of both show and field Golden Retrievers by her breeder father, Lester, he sparked her lifelong interest in the competitive dog community traveling far and wide within the United States and Canada handling her beloved Wirehaired Pointing Griffons Amstel, Budel, Blatz and Hamms to both show and field titles among many other performance titles.   Nobody racked up more miles on their vehicles than Jan.  Jan won the 2013 American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association’s National Specialty with her first Griffon, Amstel, and on multiple occasions competed at the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York as well as the American Kennel Club’s National Championship in Orlando, FL.

She was a most beloved friend of both the dog show and hunt testing communities bringing her great spirit of competition and fun-loving ways to those venues.  A fierce competitor, Jan always won and lost with grace.  At a dog show she was a striking character with her short, spiky hair, her long-legged stride and the bright pantsuits that were her signature.  In the field as either competitor or AKC judge, she rocked blaze orange and her camouflage onesie.

Like her dogs, Jan never met a stranger.  Whatever their walk of life, whether it was a local friend or a celebrity in New York City, her talkative, endearing manner quickly made people feel at ease and they now had a friend for life.  She was the life of the party bringing fun to any social situation where she made all people feel at ease and accepted.

Jan worked to establish various programs in her communities that supported youth involvement.  She was very dedicated to the sailing communities of Sturgeon Bay and especially Savannah, GA where she helped to establish and grow high school sailing as a competitive sport.  On her feet she frequently wore either Sperry’s or duck shoes.  She served on the board of directors for the Door County Rod and Gun Club spearheading, with others, the Door County Youth Trap League.  She was an active member and served on the board of directors and various committees of the American Wirehaired Pointing Griffon Association.

Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Friday, Oct. 2, from 4:00 – 7:30 pm.  Private family services will be conducted by Rev. Cory Dahl.  Memorials may be directed to the Door County Youth Trap League at the Gardner Rifle Club (2389 S. Stevenson Pier Rd. Brussels, WI 54204) or the Sail Training Foundation

Patricia Davis-Barlament

Patricia Davis Barlament, 79, of Sturgeon Bay passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Sept 24, from a non-Covid-related event. A full obituary is forthcoming, and a private family service will be held at a later date.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge.


Lydia  Bosman

Lydia Loretta Bosman, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Sturgeon Bay Senior Living on Sept. 25, 2020.  She was born Oct. 18, 1930 in Oneida to Harrison and Elmira (Lackshire) Jacquet.  On Nov. 27, 1948, she married Henry “Hank” Bosman in Green Bay.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 26, 2003.

After they married, Hank and Lydia settled in Sturgeon Bay.  For over fifty years they owned and operated H&L Rentals, a business where they fixed up and rented houses.

Lydia enjoyed playing cards with friends and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.  She was a long-time member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.

She is survived by two children, Henry Bosman Jr. of Chippewa Falls, and Betty (Don Jr.) Sixel of Sturgeon Bay; daughter-in-law, Cathy Bosman of New Franken; grandchildren: Shari (Curt), Sue (Dan), Shelly, Barbie (Mike), Terri (Tony), Stacy, Mark, Matthew (Angie), Michael (Shauna), Samantha (Chris), Chris (Mariah), Sara (Tommy), Katie (Rocky); 23 great-granddchildren; two sisters, Jean Allen and Elaine Roskom, a brother, Harrison Jaccquet; and a sister-in-law, Linda Jacquet.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Terry, two brothers, Russell and Stanley, and a sister, Milly.

Private family services will be conducted at the Forbes Funeral Home by the Rev. Carl Schroeder.  Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all of Lydia’s caregivers in the past year.


Bill Neuzil

William "Bill" Harold Neuzil, 59, Algoma, passed away peacefully at Froedtert Hospital on September 22, 2020 after a year long fight against cancer.

Bill was born May 20, 1961 in Algoma, to Arlan and Bonnie (Olmstead) Neuzil.  He was raised in the Algoma and Rio Creek area helping and growing up on the family farm.  He attended school in the Algoma School District and graduated from the Algoma High School in 1979.  Bill entered the workforce working at Rio Creek Cheese Factory, Midwest Wire, Olsonite (Plumbers), doing lawn care and W/S Packaging, now Multi-Color.

Bill was a proud season ticket holder of the Green Bay Packers.  He was a member of the Algoma FFA Alumni and Algoma Hunting and Fishing Club.  He enjoyed watching many sports such as football, basketball, baseball and racing.   He could be seen watching nieces and nephews playing in their sports, watching friends at local sporting events at a baseball field or Luxemburg Raceway, and watching Wisconsin teams or NASCAR on TV.  He loved the outdoors and all the wildlife it had to offer.  He enjoyed his time hunting and fishing with family and found joy in processing whatever was harvested.  He spent hours in the woods cutting firewood or working around the yard.  He enjoyed shooting dartball for over 40 years, horseshoes, bowling, shooting pool, fantasy football or playing cards such as sheepshead and cuyoo.  He would often take his mom to the casino or to where the local band Spice would be playing.  He had a huge heart and would help others any way he could such as by flipping burgers at Moe's for Creekfest, the Algoma FFA Alumni at the Kewaunee County Fair or Teske Memorial Tractor Pull, KC;s tent at Shanty Days, or any other way possible.  Other hobbies he enjoyed were crossword puzzles and word searches, reading a good book, doing counted cross-stitch, jigsaw puzzles, and putting together K'nex sets.

Bill is survived by his mother Bonnie, brother and sister-in-law Bob (Sharon) Neuzil, Casco, sisters and brothers-in-law Debbie (Scott) Deprey, Casco, Holly (Jeff) Walker and Loretta (Mike) Guilette all of Algoma; nieces and nephews Jacob Neuzil and Travis Worachek, Connie (Cheryl) Neuzil, Amanda (Davy) Barragan and family, Beca (Joe Lomax) Starr and family, Kim (Ed Harris) Starr and family, James Starr, Cody, Zach and Brady Walker, Courtney, Makayla, and Sydnee Guilette all of the Algoma and Casco areas; uncle and aunts Arnie (Betty) Neuzil. New London and Sharon Mueller, Algoma.


He was preceded in death by his father Arlan, paternal grandparents Harold and Helen Neuzil, maternal grandparents Ralph and Minnie Olmstead, uncles James Olmstead and Darold "Porky" Mueller, aunt Shirley Neuzil and nephew Jason Tweedy.


Public visitation Friday September 25, 2020 from 4 PM to 8 PM at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rankin.  Prayer service will be held at 7 PM.  Visitation continues at the church Saturday, the 26th from 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM with Rev. Dr. Christopher Jackson officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.


Those attending with need to wear masks and temperatures will be taken as you enter church.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Dr. Johnson and Meg Shannon Stone and staff, all the doctirs, nurses, and supporting staff in the CVICU at Froedtert Hospital and the rest of the staff in Milwaukee for all the compassion and support given to Bill.  Also, a thank you to Green Bay Oncology, Dr. Grotelluschen and Dr. Jaslowski and staff for all the compassionate care throughout this past year.


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


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Anthony "Tony" Barrette

Anthony “Tony” Barrette, 85, of Kewaunee passed away peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2020. He was born on June 16, 1935 to the late Anton and Lucy (LeCaptain) Barrette. 

Tony married Esther Bosetski on October 13, 1962 and she preceded him in death on January 13, 2005.

Tony is survived by brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and his only sister, Margaret (Ervin) Derenne.

Per Tony’s wishes, a private family service was held with a private burial at SS Cyril & Methodius Catholic Cemetery in Eaton. Wiesner & Massart funeral homes is assisting the family. Due to COVID-19, social distancing was practiced, and masks were required. Online condolence messages may be shared at Cards and memorials may be sent to Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, PO Box 128, Casco, WI 54205.


Perry T. Dantoin

Perry T. Dantoin, 69, Rosiere, passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2020. He was born on November 2, 1950 to the late Alden and Lorraine (LeFevre) Dantoin. He married his wife Teodora “Dori” Arradaza on October 30, 1977 in Manilla in the Philippines. Perry farmed in the Town of Lincoln on the family farm for his whole life until the end. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling.
Perry is survived by his wife Dori Dantoin; brothers, Paul (Mary Lou), and Pat Dantoin; sister, Sally Dantoin; and sister-in-law Violeta Cruz; as well as by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Leodegario and Cristita Arradaza; sisters-in-law, Puring A. Yu (George Yu Chong), and Fe A. (Abner) Sebua; brother-in-law, Zoilo Cruz.
Visitation will take place at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Rosiere on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 from 9:00 to 10:45 am. Mass of Christian Burial will take at 11:00 am with Fr. Edward Looney, Fr. Dennis Drury, Fr. San Hoyumpa, and Fr. Steven Vanden Boogard, O. Praem, concelebrating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced and face masks are to be worn. Online condolences may be shared at www.
Special thank you to Dr. Robert Anderson of the Bellin Clinic, Algoma, as well as the cardiologist, oncologist and nurses who helped Perry through his journey.


William R. Wiesner Jr, 69, better known as ‘Bearcrazy Bill’, died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends following health complications. 
He was born to William and Sharon (Getzloff) Wiesner. Bill graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1969. His nickname in his high school years was ‘Hammer’.  On Dec. 30, 1969, he joined and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps as a field radio operator receiving the National Defense Service Medal. On March 3, 1971, Bill was honorably discharged due to a service-related injury.
On October 28, 1972 he married Sandra K. Ebel and celebrated almost 48 years of marriage with Sandy. The most important thing to Bill was sharing time with his family and friends. He had an outgoing, friendly personality and touched a lot of people’s lives. Bill was a member of the Tanum Forest Evangelical Lutheran Church and so enjoyed the fellowship after mass with the church members. 
Bill “Bear Crazy” Wiesner is one of the most revered bow hunters/designers in the United States.  As an expert bow hunter, teacher, author and industry leader, Bill has been recognized by the industry and sought after to design and sell his bows. 
Bill loved the outdoors and achieved many bowhunting accomplishments for over 30 years. Some of his accomplishments included being recognized by Field & Stream magazine in 2000, with the honor of receiving the bow design BEST of the BEST AWARD, one year after starting Renegade Archery; Accomplished outdoor writer with articles published in all bowhunting/outdoor magazines. Publications Bill had written for included, Field & Stream, Bear Hunting Magazine, Bowhunter Magazine, Bow & Arrow Magazine, Archery World, Whitetails Unlimited, Wisconsin Bowhunters, Wisconsin Outdoor News, Badger Sportsman & Traditional Bowhunter. Bill was an accomplished bow design engineer, revolutionizing sports archery. Companies he started, exclusively using his personal bow designs included: Renegade Archery, Orion Archery & Evotek. He authored 2 books:  Traditional Archery; The Aggressive Approach and The Bear Hunting Obsession of a Driven Man. He also produced 6 award winning videos: A Man Called Bearcrazy, Traditional Archery – The Aggressive Approach, Bruin Up a Storm, Bowhunting A Family Tradition, The Bear Hunting Obsession of the Wiesner Family & Full Boar.  He was a noted national seminar speaker. Seminars included everything from The Right Bow for You, Archery Safety, Bow Selection, Bow Hunting to Bear Hunting. Bill enjoyed being a Hunter Education Instructor and was also a Bow Hunting and Safety Instructor at Ted Nugent’s Kamp for Kids, countless 4H clubs and Youth Archery organizations. He was the first in a class of 8 bowhunters to be certified in Wisconsin under the International Bowhunter Education foundation. He was honored and privileged to have Ted Nugent, Blake Shelton and Brett Favre shoot his bows. Ted and Bill became life-long friends and shared many hunts together. 
Bill is survived by his wife, Sandy, sons Brad (Melissa) and Bryan (Nicole), 3 grandchildren, Tia, Keagan, Ryder, his mother, Sharon, brothers Paul (Jeanne), Mike (Julie) and a sister Mary (Dave).
He was preceded in death by his father, William Wiesner Sr, paternal grandparents Roy and Edna Wiesner and maternal grandparents John and Donna Getzloff. 
Bill will be sadly missed by his family and friends and will remain in our hearts forever. A Life Celebration will be held for Bearcrazy Bill at a later date.   
Simply Cremation assisted the family.  Please share a memory with the family at

Joan Seiler

Joan Laura (Molle) Seiler 84, Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully after a short courageous battle with cancer on September 15, 2020, in Algoma.  She was born on June 8, 1936, in Algoma to Elmer and Ruth (Laubenstein) Molle.  Joan graduated from Algoma High School in 1954.   On April 27, 1957, she was united in marriage to John A. Seiler at St. Paul’s Church in Algoma.   Joan joined John in Dayton, OH and Duluth, MN during his time in service.  In 1960, they moved back to Sturgeon Bay and she helped John in his gas station business.

Joan was a long-time member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and past member of the Ladies Aid.  She enjoyed traveling, camping, ceramics, playing card games, spending time out at the cottage on Clark Lake and spending time with her family.   She and John traveled across the country and made it to all 50 states.  Joan also enjoyed wintering down in McAllen, Texas. 

She is survived by her husband John, of 63 years;  four daughters, Lori (Tom) Cofrin, Terri (Jerry) McArdle,  Kerri (Dan) Mallien, Jodi (Korey) Mallien; 11-grandchildren; 7-great grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Randy) Piontek; sisters-in-law, Janet Rader and Keitha Seiler; nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, mother and fathers-in-law, Grace and Walter Seiler; grand-daughter, Megan McArdle; brothers-in-law, Jocko Rader and Jim Seiler.  

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 19, 2020, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.  Face masks are required, and social distancing steps will be in place.  Burial will be in Schumacher Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Saturday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Church and UW Carbone Cancer Center (for research).  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Thank you to Elyse Engebose at Bellin Center in Sturgeon Bay and the staff at Algoma Long Term Care unit for their wonderful care and support.


Donald W. Rose

Donald W. Rose, 92, Forestville passed away at the Algoma Medical Center and
Long Term Care Unit on September 14, 2020. He was born April 21, 1928, in the
Town of Forestville to Wendelin and Matilda (Schmidt) Rose.
Father Rose was currently a member of the Holy Name of Mary Church in
Maplewood which he was baptized on April 23, 1928, at 3 days of age. He served
as a Priest for many years both in the U.S. and Dominican Republic. He currently
had been living at the Algoma Long Term Care Center.
Survivors include his two sisters, Mercedes (Donald) Tebon, Wales; Elizabeth
Rose, Forestville and numerous nieces and nephews and their families. He was
preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Frances who died in 2008; a Sister
Wendelin who died in 2016, and was a Franciscan Nun and three infant sisters.
A funeral mass for Father will be held at a later date. Burial was in Holy Name of
Mary Cemetery. Forbes Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. On-line
condolences may be offered to

Frances Ilene Buschmann (Wegehoft)

Frances Ilene Buschmann (Wegehoft) 94, Sturgeon Bay passed away at Anna’s House, Sturgeon Bay on September 13, 2020.  She was born to the late Virgil W. & C. Florence (Blimling) Wegehoft in Jacksonville, IL on October 14, 1925.  She was a graduate of Arenzville High School in Mary of 1944.  The summer of 1947, she traveled to Sturgeon Bay with two college friends to work at resorts there and met her friend, Bob Buschmann.  She graduated from Western Illinois State College in Macomb, IL in June of 1948, where she was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Society.  She married Robert J. Buschmann on June 26, 1948.  They moved to Sturgeon Bay where she taught Home Economics at Sturgeon Bay Vocational School for a few years.  She volunteered work at Corpus Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay for many years.  Ilene sewed clothes for her family including their three children.  Worked at Wigwam Nursery for many years and really loved working with 3-5 year-olds, besides their own three children.   
Ilene and Bob loved to travel south in their retirement years to Florida and Arizona in their RV. and Texas her sister’s condo for ten years.  They enjoyed their last years at Big Hill Regency in Sturgeon Bay.
Survivors include their three children, Jim (Donna) Buschmann, Sturgeon Bay; Carla Laurent, Green Bay; Tom (Peggy Reinhard) Buschmann, Green Bay; Five grandchildren, Margo (David) Burke; James Shuda, Jen (Matt) Laurent-Putnam, Rob (Sarah) Laurent, Amanda (Kyle) Bowser; 10- Great Grandchildren; 4- Great, Great Grandchildren; 4-Sisters in law,  Ruth, Phyllis, Dorleen and Ruthie Buschmann;   She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Betty (Dick) Smith, Jean (Don) Sweeney; two great-grandsons, Michael Treichel and Michael Bowser; a son-in law, Patrick Laurent; 4-brother-in-laws, Milton, Darrel, Norman and Dale.


Marianne Martinson Bennett

Marianne Martinson Bennett passed away peacefully on September 13, 2020 at Tender Reflections
Memory Care in DeForest, Wisconsin.  She was born Marianne Louise Martinson on February 21, 1943 to Eunice (Christopherson) Martinson and Ivar Martinson in Winnetka, Illinois.  Her childhood was spent in Winnetka and Evanston, Illinois, where she graduated from New Trier High School in 1961.  While working in the Chicago area in 1963, she met Charles Bennett.  The two were married in 1965, then moved to Atlanta, Georgia where they had two sons, Joseph John (1968) and James Charles (1969).  The family moved from Atlanta to Dallas, Texas, then to Washington, DC with Charles’ job as an Associated Press Photographer.  In 1978, Marianne moved with her two sons to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, where her mother, Eunice, helped her to raise her sons on the family homestead near Potawatomi State Park.


In 1981, Marianne enrolled at the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay (UWGB) with the goal of
completing her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development to begin a career in teaching.  In
1983, she received an educational grant that took her and her two teenage sons to Oslo, Norway for a year as she studied Norwegian children at play.  She graduated from UWGB in 1985.  After one year of teaching, she realized her true talents were in yacht sales. Starting her career at Sturgeon Bay Yacht Harbor, she successfully sold for more than a decade. Yacht sales took her to Washington, where she was able to spend time with her brother John Martinson and his family, then on to the sunny coast of Florida.  Never content with letting moss grow under her feet, Marianne qualified as a flight attendant in her 50s and flew with Northwest Airlines until her retirement from traditional jobs. She would continue her job adventures as a boutique manager in New York City, water filter sales rep and finally a concierge sales rep at Marshall Field’s exclusive 28 Shop in Chicago.

Marianne was a risk taker and an adventurer.  She kept very active most of her adult life.  The things she enjoyed most in life were travel, golf, tennis, sailing, skiing, and swimming.  Her travels took her to Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Switzerland, Taiwan, Morocco, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, and Ireland. 
Marianne would also want to be remembered for her dedication to her animal friends. Starting with her Yorkie, Charlie, she cared for Kitty, Mena, Tiki, Darlin, Sadie and Tinker Bell.

Marianne is survived by her two sons, Joseph (Joe) and James (Jaimie); daughters-in-law, Ann and Binh, and three grandchildren Kjerstin Lily (2001), Kai Joseph (2004), and Josephine Olivia Ly (2009).
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a celebration of Marianne’s life will be held in Door County at a future
date. Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be offered at

Judy LaVine

Judy LaVine, 77, Sturgeon Bay passed away at her home on September 13, 2020,
with her family at her side. She was born October 14, 1942, to Harry and Helen
Kaye. Judy grew up in Little Sturgeon on the family farm with her siblings Kenneth
and Edward (Bud) Kaye. At an early age, Judy appreciated the fine arts and
performed dance, tap, baton twirling, cheerleading and played the accordion.
She was an original ”Golden Girl” for the Green Bay Packers and was part of the
Golden Girls induction into the Packer Hall of Fame. After graduating from
Brussels High School, Judy moved to Milwaukee where she was an administrative
assistant for Saab Corporation. In 1961, she married Thomas LaVine and they
started their married life in Milwaukee. Putting her dreams of traveling the world
on hold, Judy began one of her biggest adventures in 1963, by becoming a Mom.
The next big adventure was in 1966 when she and Tom packed up and moved
back to Sturgeon Bay to open LaVine’s Liquor store on the east side of town. The
business grew to include The Wine Cellar and Door County Ice. Judy was an
integral part of the business, running the store, bookkeeping and even packaging
ice products. In addition to being a full time Mom, she juggled all the needs of
the business as well. Judy also worked at Bay Shore Inn and for many years at The
Rushes. Her enduring strength made all these things possible.

Travelling was still in her blood and as the children were growing up there were
trips to Mackinac Island, Florida, the SW region of the U.S. and Mexico. Once the
children were raised, there were many spectacular trips including a week-long
rafting trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, trips to Belgium,
France, Ireland, Austria, Vancouver British Columbia, Florida, New Orleans,
Portland, Oregon, numerous motorcycle trips….and many trips to Hawaii. The
most memorable trip to Hawaii was the family vacation to celebrate their 45th

wedding anniversary. Watching the grandchildren experience the ocean for the
first time was one of the highlights of her life.

Judy volunteered her time to many organizations throughout her life, most
notably Learning in Retirement, Crossroads at Big Creek, the Hospital Auxiliary
and of course any school or sporting events that her children were involved in.
Family meant everything to Judy and it showed in everything she did; she felt her
children and her grandchildren were her greatest accomplishment.

In addition to her husband Tom of 59 years, Judy is survived by her children,
Jackie (Mark) Stiyer, Gina (Bill) Hastings, Tim (Stephanie Schlicht), Todd as well as
her grandchildren Rachel, Darienne and Elijah. She was preceded in death by her
parents; and two brothers.

A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family
requests that you make a donation to a charity of your choice, or better yet
donate your time to a worthy cause. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements and on-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.
jis-ka-pator (until later)

Aubree Ellyn Groessl

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved daughter. Aubree Ellyn Groessl, age 3, gained her angel wings on Thursday, September 10, 2020 in her parents' arms after fighting until the very end to a battle with heart complications.


Aubree was born on May 9, 2017 to her parents Casey and Shayna Groessl. Born with a severe congenital heart defect called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), Aubree faced her medical challenges with resilience, bravery, and strength that inspired all who knew of her story. Her strength and determination made her our rock, leading us through this journey. Though she faced a myriad of challenges in her three years of life, she was always so happy and full of life, never letting her diagnosis define her. Her love for people, animals, playing outside, four-wheeler rides and swimming were a few things that made her beautiful smile shine. She lived life as full as she could, boundaries and limitations were not in her vocabulary. She taught those who cared for her the art of negotiation, finding ways to have mac 'n' cheese for breakfast, or getting a quick drink of water or juice despite being NPO. Her smile was sweet and sassy. It was one that made the sun rise (long before we were ready to get up) in the morning and the moon shine (long after we were ready to go to bed) at night. 


Though Aubree’s life here was brief, it was full. She touched so many who crossed paths with her and was so deeply loved. Though her journey wasn’t easy, Aubree made history during her final admission in the hospital, having life-saving procedures done that have not been performed before. We have found comfort knowing it was Aubree’s turn to give back to her heart community. If what was learned medically through her journey could save another child, another family going through those unknowns, it has made our journey with Aubree worth it. Her memory will continue to live on through her family, friends and all those who cared for her.


Aubree is survived by her parents, Casey and Shayna Groessl (Algoma), maternal grandparents Eric (Papa) and Melissa (Bamma) Zellner (Algoma), paternal grandparents Mitch and Joan Groessl (Algoma), Aunt and Best Friend Breanna Zellner (Algoma), Uncle and Aunt Rory and Sarah Groessl (Algoma), Uncle Quinn Groessl (Algoma), Cousins Kalynn, Lauren, and Levi Groessl (Algoma) along with many extended family and close friends who also loved her dearly.


Family and friends may gather at the Algoma High School Auxiliary Gym on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 3:00 PM until the time of services at 8:00 PM with Rev. Alvan Amadi.   Burial will take place Saturday, September 19 at 10:00 AM at the Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma.


A special Thank You to her many doctors, nurses and therapists over the past three years and to those who serve Children’s Wisconsin West 3 CICU that gave her a second chance at life, never giving up on her, or our family. We are extremely grateful to our community, especially our Algoma Fire Department Family, for the outpouring of love and support for Aubree and our family.


Elizabeth "Betty" A. Ledvina

Elizabeth “Betty” A. Ledvina, 84, Green Bay, formerly of Luxemburg, passed away peacefully Friday, September 11, 2020 at Rebekah Haven Assisted Living Facility in Green Bay.  She was born on February 25, 1936 in Luxemburg to the late Peter J. and Caroline (Pauli) Estel.  She attended grade school at St. Mary Catholic School in Luxemburg and graduated in 1954 from Luxemburg High School.  On May 11, 1957 Betty married her high school sweetheart, Donald Ledvina at St. Mary Catholic Church in Luxemburg. She was a lifelong member of the parish and belonged to the Christian Mother Society. She enjoyed being involved and often volunteered to serve on various committees. Betty began her working career at Flegal’s Grocery Store, but after a few years she and Don decided to risk everything they had to start their own business and on April 2, 1961, the doors opened to their brand new building, and “Don’s Bakery” was established on Main Street, downtown Luxemburg.  Don did all the baking at night so once the doors opened early in the morning, every item was fresh! Betty worked days to take care of the necessary duties that go along with preparing and selling bakery products.  She was always the smiling face that greeted the customers as they walked through the door.  They were so very proud of the successful business they started and the fact that they did it together, for over 50 years. Don preceded her in death on August 3, 2017.  Betty’s enjoyments included vegetable and flower gardening, canning, sewing, dancing, playing cards, shopping, but most of all spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include her three children, Tom (Chris) Ledvina, TN; Barb (Dan) Dhuey, New Franken; Tim (Jodi) Ledvina, Luxemburg; seven grandchildren, Nick (Serreah) Dhuey, Josh (Rebeca Ratajczak) Dhuey, Cody (Abby) Ledvina, Cody Gross, Shanelle (Ray Stapler) Marcel, Joel Ledvina, Ella Ledvina; seven great grandchildren, Harmony, Gabriella, Lilyana, Omri, Elijah, Kynslie and Michkiya; one brother Bob Estel, Green Bay; four sisters in law and one brother in law, Elaine (Shefchik) Estel, Christine (Ledvina) Gruetzmacher, Sandy Ledvina, Ken and Theresa Ledvina; many nieces and nephews.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, eight siblings, Raymond and Betty (Rollin) Estel, Eleanor and Jake Wachal, Anastasia “Stacy” and Frank Krines Margaret Krines, Peter and Alice (Hendricks) Estel, Millie and Eben Vandeveld, Hildegard and Norman Jonet, Ben Estel, Marcy (Denis) Estel; three brothers in law and one sister in law, Basil Ledvina, Verlyn Gruetzmacher, Bernard and Caroline (Wachal) Ledvina, her father in law and mother in law, Joseph and Julia (Wessely) Ledvina.

Friends may call 9:00 to 11:45 am on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Luxemburg.  Funeral NOON on Tuesday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Entombment in the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Ledvina Family.

Covid-19 virus protection advised by distancing, hand sanitizing and wearing a face covering, please.

The family would like to extend a deep and heartfelt thank you to the incredible caregivers and staff of Rebekah Haven Assisted Living Facility.  You truly made it a special place for Mom over the past four years, and we love you for loving her.  We will forever be grateful! Also, a special thank you to Unity Hospice Staff for your wonderful care and compassion over the past few weeks.

Arnold L. Dart

Arnold L. Dart 87, of Bay Settlement passed away Thursday September 10th 2020 at Allouez Parkside Assisted Living surrounded by his loving family, Hospice and devoted nursing staff. He was born April 1st 1933 in Tonet to the late August and Lena (Jadin) Dart. He married Rose Mary Strnad on February 24th 1954 at Holy Trinity Church in Casco. Arnold was a devoted husband and loving father to nine children. Arnold was employed at Van’s Lumber, Liebmanns and finally, Packerland Packing Co for 25 plus years. His enjoyments included his Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, celebrating with friends and family at Dart’s Bar in the basement in his Church Road home. He loved talking to people and making new friends and working at Dart Plastering.

Arnold is survived by his children, Mark (Jane) Dart, Darboy; Doreen (Roger) Schuh, Denmark; Russell (Judy) Dart, NC; Ken (Cheryl) Dart, New Franken; Mike Dart, Roger (Susan) Dart, Jim Dart, Carol (friend David) Dart, all of the Green Bay area; 15 Grand Children and 9 Great Grandchildren; Sister-in- law Carol Strnad, Casco; Two brothers-in-law Jim Strnad, Casco; Bill Picket, Wausaukee; Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife Rose Mary Dart, Daughter Julie Ann Dart, Daughter-in-law, Mary Ann (Pieschek) Dart. Four brothers and three sisters-in-law, infant brother Art, Elmer (Esther) Dart, Art (La Verne) Dart, Marvin (Doris) Dart. Four sisters and Four brothers-in-law. Eunice (Clarence) Bathke, Josie (August) Derenne, Dorothy (Earl) Borley, Betty (Arnold) Conard.

Friends may call @ McMahon Funeral Home 3:00 to 6:00 pm, Sunday, (Today) September 13th, 2020.  Visitation will continue 9:30 to 10:45 am Monday the 14th at Holy Cross Church, Bay Settlement. Private family funeral 11:00 am Monday the 14th with Abbot Gary Neville, O.PRAEM officiating.

Entombment at the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum

Covid-19 precaution advised by distancing, hand sanitizing and wearing a mask, please.

Randolph "Randy" Wendricks

Randolph "Randy" Wendricks, 61, Green Bay, passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Woodside Lutheran, Green Bay.  He was born January 25, 1959 in Green Bay to Edward and Beverly (Widell) Wendricks Jr.

Randy graduated from the Luxemburg-Casco High School in 1977.  He worked at the Carlton West for a time, then graduated from NWTC with a degree as a Tool And Dye Machinist.  He worked at Metalcraft Mint in Green Bay for about 16 years.  Due to his illness he had to retire early from his job.

Randy married Lori Pierre June 4, 1983 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma.  They were married for 37 years.

Randy enjoyed working on cars in his earlier years, playing cards, traveling and camping with the family. 

He is survived by his wife Lori, one son Brandon (Gina) Wendricks and daughter Rochelle (Rick) DeJardin; six grandchildren Adeline, Ellamae and Gabriel Wendricks, Braxley, Hadli and Brekken DeJardin; one sister Debbie (Mark) Poradek, two brothers Brian (Debbie) Wendricks and Jim (Shelly) Wendricks; mother-in-law Beverly Pierre, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Lisa (Marc) Mraz, Linda (Mike) Delorit, Kevin Pierre and Kellie Derenne (finance' Troy Williquette), many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Francis Pierre and niece Paige Derenne.

Family and friends will gather Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma, from 12:00 PM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 2:00 PM with Rev. Alvan Amadi officiating.  Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery.

The family wants to give a very special thank you to Woodside Lutheran, especially the staff on the Hollyberry Wing that Randy was in and  Unity Hospice for the care and kindness given to Randy and his family.  Lori wants to thank special friends Doug and Connie Ludwig for all of their support over the years.

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

Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Randy's tribute page at

Marilyn Mable "Lynn" Nelson

Marilyn Mable “Lynn” Nelson, 86, of Nasewaupee and formerly of Elk Grove
Village, IL, passed away on September 9, 2020, at Door County Medical Center.
She was born in LaGrange, IL, to Frederick and Inga Hansen. On June 18, 1955,
she married Ronald C. Nelson in Illinois, he preceded her in death on March 21,
Marilyn loved the Chicago Cubs. She also enjoyed knitting, needle point, playing
cards, bowling and drinking manhattans.
Survivors include 8 children, Kathy (Dan) Bollinger, Rhonda (Loren) Clark, David
(Caroline) Nelson, Jeffrey (Celeste) Nelson, Robert (Laura) Nelson, Diana (Don)
Haberkamp, Laura (Pete) Obermann, Lisa (Anthony) Sprovieri; she was a loving
“MorMor” to 22 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-
grandchild. Her twin sister, Anne Sele, with whom Lynn had a special bond, living
the last few years with each other and sharing wonderful times together. She was
preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ronald; and 1 sister, Dorothy Winter.
A family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Forbes Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be offered at
Special thanks to all the workers Anna’s Healthcare for their wonderful care and

Don Shimmels

Donald “Don” Joseph Schimmels, 101, of Luxemburg, WI, was born to Eternal Life on September 9, 2020.  He was born on July 10, 1919 to Joseph and Florence (Younker) Schimmels in Milwaukee, WI. On August 6, 1955, Don and Myra M. (Deprez) were married at St. Mary Catholic Church, Luxemburg.


Don taught at the Luxemburg-Casco High School for many years where he served as an English teacher and Librarian.  Don had a passion for spreading his faith and taught religious education at St. Mary’s in Luxemburg for over 50 years.  He was a believer in lifelong learning and took classes through UWGB and St. Norbert College until he was 100 years old. 


Don served in WWII in the US Army Air Corps from November 1940 to November 1945.  He was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 in Luxemburg, and the VFW Post 3392 in Kewaunee.  He was proud of his service and enjoyed weekly camaraderie with other veterans, sharing stories and memories at Festival Foods at the University Ave. location in Green Bay. 


Don is survived by his loving wife, Myra (Deprez), having recently celebrated 65 years of marriage. He is further survived by his three children, Teri (Tim) Leonhard of Green Bay; Joe (Joan) Schimmels of Milwaukee; and Peggy (Mike) Murphy of Cedarburg, WI;  grandchildren include Alissa (Terry Conyers) Leonhard, David (Audra) Leonhard, Michael (Theresa) Schimmels, Lauren (Eric Lipinski) Schimmels, Jonathan Schimmels, Michelle (Jon) Eggers, Matthew (Nora) Murphy and Maranda Murphy; one great-granddaughter, Amari; one brother, Lynn Schimmels of Antigo; two sisters in law, Janice Deprez, Luxemburg; Debbe Popp, Two Rivers; nieces and nephews.


Don was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Carol Blommer; one sister in law, Elaine Shimmels; one brother in law, Myron Deprez.


Friends may call 3:00 TO 7:00 pm. Friday, September 11, 2020 at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG.  American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg, Memorial Service 6:45 pm. followed by parish prayer service at 7:00 pm on Friday. 


Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 9:40 am on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Luxemburg.  Funeral 10:00 am. Saturday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating and Rev. Mark Mleziva concelebrating.


Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg with full military honors at graveside.


Don will be remembered by how he lived his faith, his love of family and his sincere and genuine concern of all those he met.


A special thanks to Don’s neighbors and friends for their care and support. 

Shirley A. Kinjerski

Shirley Ann Kinjerski 73, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at her home on September
8, 2020. She was born on November 28, 1946, in Door County to Clarence and
Cebelle (Krause) Weckler. On September 24, 1963, she married Norbert F.
Kinjerski in St. Louis, MO, he preceded her in death on January 10, 1994.
Shirley loved to play cards and games, feeding the birds, especially hummingbirds,
waterfalls, swans, crocheting, and telling jokes. She especially loved spending
time with family and friends. Shirley was a longtime member of St. Peter’s
Lutheran Church.
Survivors include four children, Laurie (Scott) Rice, Wauwatosa, WI; Sally Kinjerski,
Gaston, OR; Douglas (Courtney Viste) Kinjerski, Sturgeon Bay; Lee Kinjerski,
Forestville; four grandchildren, Matt (Courtney Sacotte) Kinjerski, Amanda (Chris)
Ahsoak, Quantrell Kinjerski, Kasi (Adam) Crismon; two great-grandchildren, Jordyn
Kinjerski, and Darian Kinjerski; two brothers, Antone Weckler, Sturgeon Bay;
Sherwood (Ruth) Weckler, Sturgeon Bay; one sister, Carol Jean (Ron) Antholt Sr.,
Sturgeon Bay; and numerous in-laws. She was preceded in death by her parents;
husband, Norbert; three sisters, Isabelle, Evelyn, and Sandy; five brothers,
Clarence Jr., Sherwin, Roger, Orville, and Darrel.
Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 13, 2020, at St. Peter’s
Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Joel Sauer officiating. Burial will be in
Bayside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at
the church on Sunday. Face masks are required and social distancing will be in
place. On-line condolences may be offered at
Special thanks to Dolores Gano, Pastor Joel Sauer, Dawn Corbisier, Nicky Wrenn,
and Compassus Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

Susan Jadin

Susan “Sue” M. Jadin, 72, New Franken, died suddenly Saturday afternoon, September 5, 2020 at her home. 

She was born in the Town of Casco on February 18, 1948 to the late Peter M. and Frances A. (Blahnik) Lauscher. 

She was raised on the family homestead until Francis “Fran” A. Jadin swept her off her feet and they were married on June 10, 1967 at Holy Trinity Church, Casco. 

They moved to New Franken, started their family, and built a home where many family traditions took root and many great memories were made.  Sue was a devoted wife, mother, and friend.  Always putting the needs of her family before hers, every holiday was magical, all needs were met, and all were loved with all her heart.


Early on, Sue and Fran engaged the family in many family activities from fishing to snowmobiling, but boating emerged as the activity in which they spent the majority of their summers. Many trips were taken on the Great Lakes and into Canada.  As a member of the Green Bay Boating Club and the Green Bay Yacht Club, many friends were made through-out the boating community.


Sue and Fran were fortunate to enjoy a long and relaxing retirement, after raising a family, it was now their time to enjoy life together. They took many trips to exciting destinations, made many new friends, and developed new hobbies. Once the opportunity arose, Sue was able to purse the hobby she always dreamed about.  She learned how to quilt.  She joined several quilting groups including The Thimbleberries and Heart and Friends. She passionately learned new quilting techniques with the community at The Silver Thimble.  Her pride in her work and talent could always be seen in the finished product.


During her life, she shared her talents for the betterment of her community. When the girls were young, Sue rallied the moms in the neighborhood to start the local 4H Club, The Champion Sparkplugs, and served as a youth instructor of knitting, crocheting, and cooking.  She spent many years promoting safe boating as a WI DNR Basic Boating instructor. She also used her talents to sew quilts and knit hats, scarves, and mittens for those who needed a little extra comfort in their lives. Proudly, she served at her local voting poll to promote “our right to vote”. 

Faith was a very important part of Sue’s life and it guided her throughout her entire life.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church, Champion and she spent many hours of prayer and reflection at her “special place” Our Lady of Good Help Chapel, Robinsonville. She shared her devotion with the community as she served as a Member of the St Joseph’s Parish council, Trustee, and as a member of the Seven Apostolate Sisters.  She enthusiastically helped others as she served funeral luncheons, created prayer shawls, and worked with the St. Joseph’s Quilters.

She was an extremely humble woman, In her quiet time, Sue enjoyed ending the day by having a cocktail with Fran on the patio, enjoying the nature in her back yard, reading a good book, or stitching a project.  She also enjoyed getting together with family and friends for dinner, stopping by the club to socialize, or hosting a Packer party.

Most importantly, family made the top of Sue’s list!

Survivors include her husband of 53 years, 2 months and 25 days, Francis, three daughters, Teri (Shawn) Postell, Wrightstown; Karen (Mark) Wells, Kris Jadin, all of Green Bay; one granddaughter, Hattie (Cooper ) Green; special four-legged family members include, Opie, Frank and Journey; two sisters, Rosemary Wegner, Denmark; Marion Wery, Sturgeon Bay; two sisters in-law and one brother in law, Edith Lauscher, Town of Casco; Shirly and Noris Jadin, New Franken; many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, Peter and Frances Lauscher, her infant sister Josephine Lauscher: two brothers, Peter Jr., and Paul; two brothers in-law and one sister in law, Kenneth Wery, Arnold and (Doris “Peggy”) Jadin.  Her father in law and mother in law, Albert and Libbie (Mercier) Jadin and one grandson, Mark Wells Jr.

Friends may call 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at St. Joseph Church, Champion. (5996 County Road K, New Franken, Wi. 54229). Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm on Wednesday. 

Visitation will continue between 9:15 and 10:45 am on Thursday, September 10, 2020, at St. Joseph Church in Champion. The funeral will be private at 11:00 am on Thursday with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum.


Covid-19 virus precautions advised by social distancing, wearing masks and sanitizing while in the church, please.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME LUXEMBURG is assisting the Jadin Family.

Randy Boulanger

Randall J. Boulanger, 75, Luxemburg, beamed up to be with Jesus, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, from Aurora Hospital. 


He was born in Kewaunee County on March 24, 1945, delivered by Edward J. Kerscher MD.  On March 9, 1978 he married Ellen (Cravillion) Massart at Lincoln Gospel Chapel.  Randy farmed in Kewaunee County until retirement. Randy lived his life for the Lord, often sharing the word.


Survivors include his wife, one stepson and two daughters in law, Dale (Teresa) Massart, Nancy Massart; seven grandchildren, Julie (Steve) Caelwaerts, Shawn (Jessica) Massart, Joshua (Mary) Kohlbeck, Amy (Robert) Polster, Kimberly (Travis) Bergene, Jodi (Chip) Koppein, Mollie (Chris) Massart; 17 great-grandchildren; four siblings, Dianne (Gary) DeGrave, Carol Lopez, Francis Boulanger, Anthony (Patricia) Boulanger; many nieces and nephews.


Randy was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer D. and Cecelia M. (DeJardin) Boulanger; his brother, Ronald Boulanger; his stepson, Richard Massart; his step grandchild, Aaron Brenneke; his brother in law, Daniel Lopez.


Friends may call at the Country Bible Church, E2179 State Hwy 54, Casco, Wi, 54205, between 9:00 and 10:45 am, Tuesday, September 8, 2020. 


A private funeral service will be held at Country Bible Church lead by Robert Steiner. Burial in Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay.


Social distancing and wearing your mask are strongly encouraged on Tuesday. Thank you for understanding.


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the family.

Barbara A. Foster

Barbara Ann Foster, 62, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on September 3, 2020.  She was born on March 4, 1958, in Elmhurst, IL to John and Evelyn (Johnsen) Breider Jr.  Barbara grew up in Des Plaines, IL.  In high school, she excelled in archery, fencing, and badminton.  
Later in life, Barb earned a degree in nursing and worked as a registered nurse in a nursing home for a number of years.  Her greatest passion in life was her love for family.  She treasured the time she spent with family and enjoyed helping to raise her grandchildren and a nephew.  
Survivors include her three children, Brian (Stephanie) Foster, Janet (Kevin) Ruettiger, and Jeffrey Foster; two grandchildren, Kaylee and Henry Ruettiger; mother, Evelyn Breider; two brothers, Paul (Pamela) Breider and John Breider; one sister, Joanne Adlon; numerous nieces and nephews including a special nephew, Gregory Adlon.  She was preceded in death by her father.
A graveside service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Hainesville Cemetery.  Face masks are required, and social distancing is to be respected.  People are also invited to bring lawn chairs if they like.  Memorials may be directed to Hainesville Lutheran Church.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at
Special thanks to Unity Hospice and Dr. Hogan for the wonderful care and support.

Delores Clark

Delores Clark, 90 of Algoma passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 3, 2020. She was born on July 7, 1930 to Anna and Fred Wierschke.


Delores married Gerhardt Gaedtke July 17, 1948 and he preceded her death in 1951.


She then married Henry Clark on March 7, 1953. He also preceded her in death in 1978.


Delores worked at Algoma Hardwoods until her retirement in 1993. She was an avid member of the American Legion Auxiliary and Poppy Chairman. She also took pride in her service to St. Paul’s Church. She was a member of the Ladies Aide, Alter Guild, and a Chairperson for funeral services. She also volunteered at the Kewaunee County Food Pantry. Delores enjoyed crocheting and playing cards, and spending time with her family.   Delores is known for her sweet tooth. She was famous for her homemade donuts and pfeffernusse cookies during Christmas. She always had several gallons of ice cream in the freezer no matter the time of year. She made wonderful meals at holidays for her large family. Everyone who met her called her Grandma. She always greeted everyone with a smile and a hug and would say “I never thought I’d see you today.”


Delores was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Anna Wierschke. Her two husbands Gerhardt Gaedtke and Henry Clark. Two granddaughters, Becky Marquardt and Leslie Bielawski. Son-in-law Richard Zimmerman, and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in- law.


Delores is survived by her three sisters, Verna Sperber, Ruth Fish, and Joyce Clark, Sisters-in-law, Marie Gaedtke, Verna Clark, Rita Clark, and Carol Clark. She is also survived by her 7 Children. Pat (Kenny) Marquardt, Nancy Zimmerman, Kathy (Dan) Blondheim, Bruce (Sue) Clark, Larry Clark, Ricky (Brenda) Clark, Vicki (Bill) Garrett. She is survived by 22 Grandchildren, 51 Great-Grandchildren, 9 Great-Great-Grandchildren with 3 more on the way.


There will be a public visitation, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Algoma from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joel McKenney and Rev. John Moll officiating.  Burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma. 


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


In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations made to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Delores. To donate please go to The family would like to thank Wyndemere Assisted Living in Green Bay and Heartland Hospice for their love and wonderful care to Delores in the last year.


Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Delores’s tribute page at

Shirley A. Schartner

Shirley A. Schartner was born on June 14, 1936 in Door County, WI to the late Louis and Lucy (Tenor) Stegmann and entered Heaven’s gate on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.
     After attending East Maplewood grade school, Sturgeon Bay High School, Door-Kewaunee Teachers College, and UW- Stevens Point, she married Don Schartner on June 4, 1960 at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood. She and Don lived in Sturgeon Bay and had three daughters Michelle (Edward Rodriguez) of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Laurie (Anthony Storino) of Trumbull, CT, and Julie of Sturgeon Bay, WI and three granddaughters Alyssa, Ashley, and Anna Storino.
     She devoted most of her career to supporting the education of children, and taught primary grades at East Maplewood, Cherry School, and first grade at Sevastopol School. She worked one-on-one with Title One students and did substitute teaching at Southern Door, West Side, Sunrise, and St. Joseph Schools. Along with husband, Don, they owned and operated Schartner’s Third Avenue Shoes. Later, she worked as a school secretary at Sevastopol and St. Joseph School until retirement. Being a poll worker for the elections was something she enjoyed.
     As a devoted member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, she worked at funeral dinners, served on St. Joseph School Board of Education, and started the first silent auction for the church picnic. Along with Don, they organized and helped with the children’s games for the church picnics for several years. She was a Trustee for Catholic Financial Life and a member of St. Joseph Christian Mothers.
     Shirley enjoyed bowling in her younger years, and throughout her life she loved flowers and trying new recipes. She was a longstanding member of the Apple Polishers Home Makers Club and Sturgeon Bay Home and Garden Club, where she was instrumental in establishing the NWTC horticultural scholarship. She also participated in Relay for Life many times.
     She enjoyed traveling to several states, but especially enjoyed celebrating her 30th Wedding Anniversary in Hawaii and a Mediterranean Cruise to Spain, France, and Italy with her grandchildren.
     Shirley was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Don; her parents; her siblings, Lucille Maccoux, and John Stegmann; sisters-in-law, Patricia Stegmann, Doris Schartner, Diane Schartner, Joan Schartner, and Ruth Schartner; and brothers-in-law, Louis Schartner, Jr., Leonard Schartner, William Schartner, John Grandbouche, and Roger Henschel.
     Shirley is survived by her children and their spouses; grandchildren; brother, Louis Stegmann, Jr.; sisters-in-law, Maxine Stegmann, Carol Grandbouche, Mary (Bill) Junion, Helen Henschel, and Ann (Allan) Tanck; and brothers-in-law, Lee Maccoux, Joseph Robert Schartner, and Arnold Schartner; and many special relatives and friends including cousins, nieces, nephews and their families.
     The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all of the medical professionals who cared for Shirley, especially the staff of Unity Hospice, Door County Medical Center, and Green Bay Oncology. They also express their appreciation to the family and friends of Shirley for all of the support, cards, flowers, phone calls, and prayers shared over this past month.
     Mass of Christian Burial for Shirley will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, September 7, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating. Mass will be live streamed via the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page. Entombment will be at St. Joseph Mausoleum.
     Visitation for family and friends will be at the church, Monday from 9:00 a.m. to the time of service at 10:30 a.m.
     Those attending the visitation and/or Mass are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.
     Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Shirley may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Patrick J. Raye

Patrick J. Raye, 75, of Sheboygan passed away August 31, 2020. He was born October 18, 1944 in Sturgeon Bay, WI to the late Marion Jindra Raye Eickelberg and Harold Raye. He graduated high school from Sturgeon Bay in 1963. He received an Associate’s degree in Materials Management from LTC. On March 11, 1981 he married Janet Mayer. The majority of his adult life was spent as an over the road truck driver. Later in life he was owner of North Pac & Ship. Motor sports were one of his big passions.
He is survived by his wife, Janet Raye, his sons Kevin (Donna) Raye and Eric (Christy) Raye, 2 step children Jackie (Vic) Cancialosi and Jeff (Michelle) Stoltzman, 5 grandchildren, 3 step grandsons, 1 great grandson, 1 future great grandchild, and 3 step great grandsons, sisters Barbara (Tom) Schmelzer, Pam (Paul) Sedwick, brother Michael (Lori) Raye, aunt Joy Maccaux, many nieces and nephews and special friend Randy Pfister. Pat was preceded in death by his parents and sister Margie Ahrens.
A thank you to Pat’s angels at St. Nicholas Dialysis Center and Dr. Michael Johnson.
Memorials may be made to an animal shelter of your choice.

Pauline Lueders

Pauline Lueders died on August 28th, 2020 at Bethany Home in Waupaca, Wisconsin. Pauline Louise Poehler was born on May 3, 1927 to Frederick and Elda Poehler.  She was born and raised in the township of Sevastopol on an 80 acre farm 7 miles north of Sturgeon Bay in Door County, Wisconsin. At age 5 she started first grade, attending Sevastopol Consolidated Grade and High School for 12 years. 

After the War ended in 1945, Pauline enrolled at UW-Madison along with her brother Henry.  She enrolled in the school of Home Economics, graduating in 1948.  Pauline also studied at the Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis, MN. Those Institute studies served her well in her active church life.

Pauline worked professionally as a home economist during the 1950s and 1960s for University of Wisconsin Extension.  In her professional life in Buffalo and Trempealeau Counties, she worked with women and 4-H families.  She continued her 4-H work after marriage too. While in India she started a 4-H club for missionary children. She coordinated projects where she taught cooking, sewing and public speaking. After returning to the US, she was a project leader in Phillips, Wisconsin for cooking and sewing.  She was an active 4-H leader for a group in Waupaca that her children were involved in.


Pauline travelled as a young woman when in 1961 she did a world tour to Europe, Asia and Africa when jet travel was a new thing.  Being a world traveler and college graduate, she was a progressive woman for the time. There weren't many women doing those things back then. She met her future family while visiting her college friend, Marian Billings Lueders, in India. Later in life she enjoyed travel to visit family in England, Norway, Colorado, California and places all over the Midwest.


Her friend Marian died in Rajamundry, India in 1964 where Fred and Marian served as missionaries.  Pauline married Fredrick Lueders in 1965 in Door County, and bravely acquired an instant family with four young children: David, Ellen, Cheryl, and Corrine.  Shortly after, Pauline and Fredrick returned to India as missionaries, where Fredrick was called to serve the Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern India in rural development, assisting outcaste farm people until 1969. In addition, Pauline and Fred have three children: Carl, John and Elizabeth. 


After returning from India, Pauline and Fred moved to Phillips, Wisconsin where Fred served St. John's Lutheran Church. They came to Waupaca in 1976 where Fred served Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church for 14 years.  Pauline supported her husband’s work during these years, as well as using her experience and talents to serve the church in many other ways.  She served as leader of various church groups during her many years in Waupaca and as a participant in many other bible studies, women's church circles, and church choir. She was also active in the Waupaca Women’s Club.

Pauline had so many interests and enjoyed a rich fulfilling life.  She played piano and organ earlier in her life and had her own organ that she continued to play at home for many years. She encouraged and required all her children to take lessons and be active in music.  Pauline loved to travel to see friends and family.  She enjoyed watching Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers football games.  Pauline loved flower and vegetable gardening. She continued that love up until the spring of 2020. She enjoyed having sales of her perennial plants from her Waupaca home. She traded plants with family and friends. Pauline was an avid reader - of many kinds of books - novels, biographies, history. She loved writing cards and letters to family and friends – a real treat to all receiving hand-written notes in this digital age. Pauline was an avid bridge player and played with a group of friends until the pandemic put a stop to that favorite activity.  She liked card games of all kinds. Pauline enjoyed sewing and made many quilts for Lutheran World Relief right up until the end of her life.


Pauline is survived by her children David Lueders (Debra), Ellen Terwilliger (Steve), Cheryl Habesland (Geir), Corrine Denker (Steve), John Lueders (Kerry), Beth Scharmer (Patrick); as well as many grandchildren, a great granddaughter, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Fredrick, her father, Frederick Poehler II and her mother, Elda (Meyer) Poehler, her brother Henry Poehler III (Betty), her sister Helen Haugen (Glen), her brother Edwin Poehler (Irene), her sister Dorothy Kurlinski (Thaddeus), and her son, Carl who died in infancy.

The family would like to thank Bethany Home and Thedacare Hospice for the kind and excellent care they provided Pauline during a very difficult time. The staff not only took care of Pauline's physical needs but her emotional and spiritual concerns as well.

Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is serving the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Pauline's honor may be given to: Lutheran World Missions, Bethany of Waupaca, Trinity Lutheran Church of Waupaca or the charity of your choice. An online service will be live-streamed on Wednesday, September 23 and Holly Funeral Home will provide the time and online link when available at In person services may be held at a later date, when it is safe to do so. Burial is at Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King. Family photos are available to view at

Jane Kuhn

Jane Kuhn was born on April 8, 1930, in Mishawaka, Indiana, the daughter of J. W. and Berniece (Jones) Chandler.  She graduated from Mishawaka High School in 1948, and from Purdue University in 1952 with a degree in Home Economics.  She worked as a County Home Demonstration Agent in Wabash County, Indiana, from 1952 to 1956.  She was married to Bob Kuhn on September 8, 1956 in First Methodist Church of Mishawaka, Indiana.  After their marriage they lived in a co-op apartment at Garrett Biblical Institute in Evanston, Illinois, where Bob was a seminary student.  That year Jane worked as a sales clerk at Marshall Fields in Old Orchard Shopping Center.  They moved to their first parsonage in Eagle, Wisconsin, in 1957.  That was followed by appointments to Tomahawk, Randolph, Prairie du Chien, Brodhead, Augusta, and Algoma, all in Wisconsin.  In Randolph and Prairie du Chien Jane worked in their Public Libraries.

Jane loved to travel, whether it was around Wisconsin, across the country, or across the Atlantic.  She learned to love camping, and fishing, and going on boats, trains or planes to see oceans, or mountains, or other great sights.  She made two trips to Europe with the Algoma Community Band, and five trips to visit Bob’s sister and her family in Norway.  She enjoyed 12 Elderhostel/Road Scholar programs, including one to Yellowstone National Park on her 60th Wedding Anniversary in 2016.

Jane was very active in United Methodist Women, holding district offices in three different districts and state offices as well.  In 1988 she attended a UMW mission seminar in New York City, and in 1993 she helped to plan another seminar in New York.  In 1990 she attended the UMW National Assembly in Washington D.C.  She was District President of the UMW’s Northeast District from 1992 to 1994.

When she lived in Augusta she helped to organize a community improvement organization called Beautify Augusta, and when she moved to Algoma she became Vice President of Community Improvement of Algoma.  She edited its newsletter, the CIofA Observer for several years.  When Algoma’s Main Street Program replaced the CIofA she became secretary of its Design Committee.  She was a volunteer at Algoma’s Visitor Center from 1996 to 2000.  In her local church she edited the church’s newsletter from 2001 to 2007 and was Financial Secretary from 2006 to 2017.

Jane is survived by her husband, Rev. Robert Kuhn, her two sons, Mark (Emma Harron) Kuhn and Alan (Elizabeth Abrahams) Kuhn, and two granddaughters, Kateri and Maria Kuhn.

We want to thank all of the many people who cared for Jane at Bellin Hospital, Algoma Long Term Care Unit and Unity Hospice.

A public visitation will be at the  SCHINDERLE FUNEAL HOME,  Algoma on Saturday, September 5, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Jennifer Emert officiating.  Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to United Methodist Children’s Services of Wisconsin, or to the Algoma United Methodist Church.

Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Jane's tribute page at


Lee J. Grota

Lee J. Grota, 83 years, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, August 29, 2020 surrounded by his dear family.
He was born May 12, 1937 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Dr. Hubert and Carrol (Bartmann) Grota. He attended St. Joseph grade school and graduated from St. Norbert High School in 1955. Lee received his B.S. in Psychology in 1959 from Marquette University. On June 29, 1959 he married Mary A. Peterson in Iowa. They lived in West Lafayette, Indiana where Lee earned his PhD in experimental psychology at Purdue University. Following that, Lee and Mary moved to Salt Lake City and the University of Utah where Lee did research and earned his post doctorate degree in experimental psychology.  
Their next move was to Penfield, NY in 1965 where Lee was on the faculty of the University of Rochester in the Department of Psychiatry for 34 years as a research professor in the field of psychoneuroimmunology. He was an active leader in Boy Scouts and served on the local trails committee of the Penfield town board.
Upon retirement in 1999, Lee and Mary moved to Sturgeon Bay and enjoyed 21 years together. Lee became active in the local community where he served on the board of directors of Door Concerts and as the president of the board of Friends of Potawatomi State Park. He also belonged to the Peninsula Genealogy Society, the Door County Historical Society, and the Maritime Museum.  
He and Mary enjoyed 15 years of motor home travel around the country. Lee’s love of the outdoors was instilled by his mother and he enjoyed gardening, hiking, biking, canoeing, skiing, and sailing with his children who continue to enjoy many of the same activities.
Lee is survived by his wife, Mary; four children, Catherine (Kenneth) Sahlin of Westerville, Ohio, Steven (Danielle) Grota of Manchester, Connecticut, Mike Grota of Sturgeon Bay, Carl (Jennifer) Grota of Sturgeon Bay; six grandchildren, Trent, Kevin, and Tyler Sahlin, and Margaret, Collin, and Benjamin Grota; great-grandson, Everett Sahlin; sister, Phyllis Gorectke of Boulder Junction, and two brothers, Richard (Janet) Grota of Sturgeon Bay and Tom (Nancy) Grota of Superior.   
“Our family wishes to thank the Door County Medical Center, The Dorchester/Sturgeon Bay Health Services and Unity Hospice Care for the great care given to Lee. We are thankful for our entire family’s support as we navigated these medical challenges with Lee, and we are forever grateful to our son Mike, who gave of himself 24/7 these past three years.   
Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home Friday, September 4, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.   
Services will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. with Fr. Bob Stegmann officiating and will be livestreamed via the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page. Those viewing the service via Facebook are encourage to “Like” the funeral home page at anytime prior to the funeral to become aware of the live broadcast.   
Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.
Those attending the visitation and/or funeral are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. Temperature checks will be provided and hand sanitizer will be available upon entry into the funeral home. Dual-chapel occupancy will be limited to 25% capacity (total of 50 people between the chapels).
Memorials may be directed in Lee’s memory to the Friends of Potawatomi Park or The Salvation Army.
Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Lee may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

Mary L. Wendt

Mary Louise Wendt, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on March 7, 2020, at St. Vincent’s
Hospital in Green Bay.  She was born March 21, 1938, in Sturgeon Bay to Robert and Allouise
(Overbeck) Roberts. On September 10, 1960, she married Kenneth Charles Wendt in Sturgeon
After high school, Mary attended St Luke’s Nursing School in Racine, Wisconsin. She passed her
state boards and became a Registered Nurse. She worked as an RN at the Winnebago Mental
Health Institute in Oshkosh before returning to Sturgeon Bay and taking a position with the
Door County Memorial Hospital. She moved with the hospital when it relocated to its current
location on 18 th Avenue. Mary also worked for the Dorchester while raising her family and
finished her nursing career at the Extended Care Unit of the Door County Memorial Hospital.
Mary was a member of the AMVETS Auxiliary and enjoyed traveling with Ken and working to
support Veterans around the state. Her passion was traveling. Together, Ken and Mary
travelled to Europe twice and throughout the United States, driving to Alaska, Maine and all
points in between. 
Mary was a long-time and active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where she served in
numerous capacities.  She was active with the Church’s Grief Share program and helped people
who were mourning the loss of a loved one.
Mary will be remembered as the family historian and as a caring and compassionate person
who supported and encouraged those going through cancer treatments. A four time cancer
survivor herself, she often called or sent encouraging notes to those impacted by cancer. She
was active in the Lemonade Club to support fellow Cancer patients.
Survivors include her 4 children, Sue Ellen (Randy) Miller, Oshkosh; Robert (Kori) Wendt,
Omaha, NE; Timothy (Robin) Wendt, Mt. Pleasant, WI; Tobin Wendt, Sturgeon Bay; 5
grandchildren, Austin, Abbi, Alec, Brennan and Andrew Wendt; younger sister, Suzanne
Churchill, Green Bay; sisters-in-law, Nancy Roberts, Sturgeon Bay; Caroline Polster,
Menomonee Falls, WI; and many nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her husband on 2/19/2019, her parents and older brother Phillip.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday September 10, 2020, at St. Peter’s
Lutheran Church with Rev. Carl Schroeder officiating.  Inurnment will be at Bayside Cemetery. 
Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 9:00 – 10:45 a.m.  Face masks are required,
and social distancing measures will be implemented. The memorial service will be live streamed
on the Forbes Funeral Home Facebook page. Memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Lutheran
Church or DOOR CANcer. On-line condolences may be offered at

Donald Francis Cochart

Donald Francis Cochart, 88, of Sheboygan WI died on August 29, 2020 at
Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls, WI. 
Don was born on September 21, 1931 in the Town of Lincoln.  He is
survived by his loving wife Dorothy (Delebreau) Cochart, and their four
children:  Lee Ann (Roger) Ross, Lynn Malfroid, Lori (Bob) Parker and
Chad (Karen) Cochart.  He is further survived by seven grandchildren;
Douglas (Becky) Ross, Valarie (Bill) Hess, Robert (Amanda) Ross, Deanna
(Eric) Waniger, Kaitlyn (Travis) Inda, Alex Knishka and Sara DeGroot and
ten great-grandchildren:  Erek, Kenny and Lora Ross, Eric, Trista and
Logan Hess, Jack and Laine Ross, Averie and Graysen Inda, Lennea
Knishka as well as special friend of the family Katie Geurts.  Don was
preceded in death by his parents, Alice and John Cochart and son-in-law Rod Malfroid.
After high school, Don pursued his education in the field of electronics attending DeVry in Chicago, IL. 
After graduation he had a very successful career in the television industry beginning at a station in
Duluth, MN.  Seizing an opportunity to return to Wisconsin he was hired to help launch a new television
station in Wausau, WI – WSAU, Channel 7, which later became WSAW.  He enjoyed the engineering
challenges of efficiently running the television station and studio electronics to the point that upon his
retirement he had transitioned from unpacking and setting up the initial studio, to retiring as president
and general manager of WSAW-TV 7.
While his job kept him challenged at work, it was his parents, children and friends along with his love of
travel and the outdoors that truly energized him.  He made numerous trips with family and friends to
various locations around the U.S. and Canada by car, RV, houseboat and even canoe.  He instilled his
love of outdoors in his family through regular camping and fishing trips.
After retirement, his love of the outdoors turned towards his pond.  Don took a piece of property
originally owned by his grandfather, Gideon Cochart, from the remnants of a county gravel pit, to a
flourishing wetland that supports numerous types of wildlife.  Today it is known by his family as “Camp
Cochart.”  They spend many weekends and holidays there camping, fishing, playing and just spending
time with each other…in between a number of projects Don had planned to advance the character and
nature of the area.
Visitation will take place from 9:00-10:45 am on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at St. Peter’s Catholic
Church in Lincoln. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am with Fr. Dennis Drury and Fr. Edward
Looney concelebrating. Burial will be in the church cemetery after the service. Due to COVID-19, social
distancing will be practiced, and masks are required. Online condolence messages may be shared at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National Shrine of Our
Lady of Good Help – New Franken.

Verna Thiry

Verna Thiry, 89, of Casco, WI, passed away on Sunday, August 30, 2020. She was born September 27, 1930, in Dykesville, WI, to the late Arthur and Minnie (Dalebroux) DeBaker. She graduated from Luxemburg High School in 1948. She married Dean Thiry at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dykesville on September 9, 1950. He preceded her in death in 2018. Now, in heaven together they are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple owned and operated the Thiry home farm until their retirement in 1993 and then moved to the Village of Casco.

Faith was a very important part of her life. She was a member of the St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lincoln, a member and the treasurer of St. Ann Society, and a communion distributor for many years. She enjoyed helping out at church and working for funeral dinners.

She was especially proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren with whom she loved spending time with. She loved working outdoors in the garden and her flowers, and she loved playing cards with friends.

Verna is survived by one daughter, Jean (Ken) Boucher, Casco, and two sons Ken (Terri) Thiry, Sister Bay, Ron (Lisa) Thiry, Kimberly, nine grandchildren, Amy (Rich) Balck, Brian (Marietta) Boucher, Ashley (Chris) Strunk, Nicole Thiry, Heather (Jeff) Paulis, Stacy Thiry, Stephanie Long, Sarah (Sam) Pierre, and Hannah Thiry. Ten great-grandchildren, Alex and Austin Balck, Avery, Evan, and Ian Paulis, Hollie and Jaxson Strunk, Luke and Felix Pierre, and Daniel Boucher; as well as by many wonderful nieces, nephews and good friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dean Thiry; parents Arthur and Minnie DeBaker; in-laws, Louis and Tillie Thiry Sr.; one sister and brother-in-law Doris (Alvin) Gillis, two brothers, Gilbert DeBaker, Edsel (Dorothy) DeBaker; brothers and sisters-in-law, Beatrice DeBaker, Frank (Evelyn) Thiry, Rita (Joe) Havel, Louis (Loretta) Thiry Jr., Lawrence (Marcella) Thiry, and Florence (Robert) Abts; as well as by nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Thursday, September 3, 2020 from 9:00-10:45 a.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lincoln. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. Entombment to follow at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolences may be shared at

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