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Eric Mayheu

Col. Eric Mayheu (Retired, US Air Force) passed away peacefully in his sleep, Oct. 15, 2020 of natural causes.  Eric was born on October 19, 1967 at Fort Carson, Colorado Springs, CO.


Eric is survived by his father, Stephen; brother Paul; former wife Heather and sons Conner and Collin.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Mayheu.


He graduated from Algoma High School in 1986, was accepted to the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO., graduating in 1990 and spent 26 years on active duty.


   As a C-130 Weapons Officer, Squadron Commander, and Colonel, he positively influenced countless Airmen.  "He was humble, approachable and credible, molding an entire generation of tactical airlift warriors, especially those associated with the world of the C-130."  Eric had numerous deployments to multiple theaters ranging from Saudi Arabia to Germany to Japan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Rwanda and points in between, including contingency relief operations in both Bangladesh and Myanmar.  During his last deployment to Afghanistan he served as Chief of Plans, Kandahar AF base.  Eric retired from the Air Force in January 2016 from Scott AFB with a total of over 4000 hours of piloting various aircraft, with his favorite being the C-130, the Mighty Hercules.


Eric enjoyed cooking, especially sharing his talents with the grill with his sons, downhill skiing, the outdoors, reading, movies ("Bond, James Bond") identifying challenges, overcoming them, and most of all, celebrating with friends.


In the last few months of his life, Eric rediscovered how to love and began living life with added purpose and his laughter had returned once again.  This was due, in many ways, to his very special friend, Erika.


A celebration of life, story sharing and visitation  will be held Friday, Nov. 6, beginning at 5:00 PM at the Algoma Wellness Center located in the Algoma High School. The celebration will continue Saturday, Nov. 7 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 118 Church Street, Algoma, from 9 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 AM.  Burial to follow at St. Mary Cemetery with full military rites.

Donations will be made on behalf of Eric to St. Mary School, 214 Church Street, Algoma,WI  54201 and the Algoma High School, 1715 Division Street.  Due to the pandemic masks and distancing will be required at both places and services.


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


  A special thanks to the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, with their assistance

with the arrangements.

Gordon E. Prahl

Gordon E. Prahl, 85, of Luxemburg, died Thursday morning, October 29, 2020, at a local hospital. 


He was born February 26, 1935, in Kewaunee County to the late Ewald A. and Vernise E. (Kratz) Prahl.


On May 28, 1955, Gordon married Elaine “June” Siegmund at St. John Lutheran Church, Luxemburg.  She preceded him in death on May 6, 2009.  Together they ran a dairy farm in the Montpelier area until retirement. 


Gordon was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier, where he served on various committees.


He was a former member of the Kewaunee County Board in Kewaunee County. 


His enjoyments included listening to Polka music, watching the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badger games and travel both in and outside of the United States.  Gordon deeply loved his farm, it was where he was born, raised his children and passed it on to his son.

His faith and farming were his passion.


Survivors include four children, Robert “Bob” (Lori) Prahl, Luxemburg; Diane (Gerald) Prahl-Derenne, Bellevue; Karen (Tom) Tilkens, New Franken; Brian (Judy) Prahl, Stangelville; three grandchildren, Brad (special friend, Sammi) Prahl, Andy Prahl, Amy (Skip) Anderson; three great grandchildren, Lauren, Alaina and Sawyer; one sister, Dolores Reckelberg, Luxemburg; one brother in law and one sister in law, Don Siegmund, Deloris Siegmund, both of Green Bay, nieces and nephews.


Gordon was preceded in death by his wife and parents; two sisters and two brothers in law, Marion Koudelka, Linda (Larry) Seidl, William Reckelberg;  six brothers in law and five sisters in law, Robert Siegmund, Earl Siegmund, Bill Siegmund, Pearl Friex, Art (Ruth) Friex, LaVerne Siegmund, Dorothy (Ervine) DeGrave, Harriet (Arnold) Malvetz.


In keeping gatherings to a minimum with the Covid-19 virus, a private family funeral service was held at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montpelier with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.


Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery.


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


A special thank you is extended to the staff of Autumn Fields Assisted Living and Bellin Hospital for their compassionate care given to Gordon.

Ruth Marie Buschmann

Ruth Marie Buschmann, 92, of Sheboygan and formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Azura Memory Care Assisted Living on October 28, 2020. She was born on July 20, 1928, in Sturgeon Bay to Frank and Marie (Neuville) Kohlbeck, the second of seven children. On May 28, 1949, she married Dale Buschmann at Corpus Christi Church. 
Ruth was a dedicated wife and mother. She bravely left Sturgeon Bay with Dale and their first three young children in 1955 to start a new life when Dale joined the Milwaukee Police Department. They were blessed with two more children during their 25 years in Milwaukee and developed deep friendships with neighbors like the Kugel’s, Salzer’s and Becker’s that lasted even after Ruth and Dale retired back to Sturgeon Bay in 1980. 
Ruth was an active member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and St. Ann’s Society making quilts, doing mission work, and helping at the annual fall festival. She also was involved with the Neighbor to Neighbor Organization. Ruth was a woman of faith and the most important thing to her was her husband and her family. Ruth and Dale were happily married for 64 years when Dale passed away on June 7, 2013. Ruth enjoyed caring for her home and family, baking, gardening, and reading. Ruth was famous for her molasses cookies, homemade cinnamon rolls, pressure-cooked baked beans, Christmas cutout cookies, and for always having a freezer full of prepared food and desserts for family and friends who stopped by or came for the weekend. She enjoyed playing a competitive and often spirited card game of Hand and Foot with the family around the kitchen table. Ruth’s ready smile, warm heart, and generous spirit touched many people. 
Survivors include four children, Dick (Lynn) Buschmann, Milwaukee; Barb Buschmann, Sheboygan; Lynne Farrell, Germantown; Don Buschmann, Sturgeon Bay; eight grandchildren, Jane Buschmann; Steve (Laykthia) Buschmann; Jessi Baker-Buschmann; Joel (Becky) Buschmann; Dan (Kristin) Buschmann; Paul (Lisa) Dumke; Shaun (Amanda) Farrell; Kyle Farrell; thirteen great-grandchildren, Jaliyah Williams and Areiyl Jones; Quinn and Logan Buschmann; Nathan, Noah, and Emma Buschmann; Troy, Nolan, and Faith Dumke, Iyla, Cora, and Rohen Farrell; brothers, John (Lenore) Kohlbeck, Luxemburg,; Joe Kohlbeck, Sheboygan; In-laws, Ruth, Dorleen, and Phyllis Buschmann; Jerry Kiehnau. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Marie (Neuville) Kohlbeck; her husband, Dale; her oldest son, Bill Buschmann; son-in-law, Doug Farrell; grandson, Cody Baker-Buschmann; great-great grandchild, Ariyah Jones-Retelle; brother, Rubert (Jackie) Kohlbeck; sisters, Carol (Herman) Splingaire, Joanne (Loney) Teich, and Mary Kiehnau; In-laws, Carl and Mabel (Londo) Buschmann; Milton, Darrel, Norman, and Bob (Ilene) Buschmann.
Special thanks to Ruth’s church friends, Cindy Beck and Linda Walczak, who visited Ruth weekly after Dale died. Your companionship and kindness were greatly appreciated. Also, special thanks to the staff at Azura Memory Care and Compassus Hospice Care in Sheboygan.
Due to the pandemic, Ruth will have a private service and burial at St. Joseph Cemetery, Sturgeon Bay.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Neighbor to Neighbor, 62 S. 3rd Ave, PO Box 626, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

Gertrude Sarah Schmidt

Gertrude Sarah Schmidt, 95, Algoma, passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at Autumn's Journey.  She was born March 28, 1925 in the Town of Red River to the late William and Louise (Paul) Flavion. 


Gertrude married Eldor Schmidt April 19, 1947.


She worked for the US Plywood and then the Algoma Memorial Hospital and Long Term Care for 35 years. 


Gertrude was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Algoma.  She enjoyed her time with all of her grandchildren, playing cards, watching the Brewers and Packers.


She is survived by her two sons, Wayne R. (Karen) Schmidt and Paul (Juanita) Schmidt, all of Algoma; six grandchildren Kevin Schmidt and special friend Heather, Tim (Kelly) Schmidt, Phil (Jenny) Schmidt, Trisha Schmidt, Peter (Devin) Schmidt all of Algoma, and Carl (Colleen Nordine) Waterstreet, Sturgeon Bay; 13 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.   Gertrude was preceded in death by her parents William and Louise Flavion, her husband Eldor on January 10, 2005, three brothers and three sisters-in-law Henry (Gertrude) Flavion, Gerald (Ruby) Flavion and William (Betty) Flavion Jr.; seven sisters and six brothers-in-law Florence (Henry) Degrave, Esther (Charles) Englebert, Mildred (Elmer) LeCaptain, Grace (Elroy) Pilgrim, Lucy (Richard) Dellis, Loretta (Francis) Parkos, Virginia Bergene and many nieces and nephews.


There will be a public visitation, Saturday, October 31, 2020 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church from 12:00 PM until the time of services at 2:30 PM with Rev. Joel McKenney and Rev. John Moll officiating.  Burial to follow at the Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma.


There will be a larger Celebration of Gertrude's life at a later date do to the Covid-19 Virus. 


The family wants to give a very special thank you to Jenny and the staff at Autumn's Journey for all the care and kindness given to Gertrude during her stay there.


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


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

Wearing masks and social distancing will be required at the church.

Roland Collins

Roland Ira Collins, 69, Shawano, lost his battle with Covid 19 on October 22, 2020 after a short stay in Bellin ICU.


Roland was born May 31, 1951 in Laona, WI to Mary Frances Collins.  Roland was lucky to travel the United States with his aunts and uncles growing up.


On February 28, 1973 Roland married his high school sweetheart from Laona, Sharon Marie King.  They had three children Tammy Marie, Paul Lee and William Edward.  Around 1978 they moved the family to Algoma to raise there children.  Roland worked at the Algoma Lumber Company until he was forced to take early disability retirement.  Rolands life had taken a turn and lots of changes happened.


In 2002 Roland was a security guard at many factories in the area and worked at Portside Restaurant in Algoma.  There he met his best friend and love of his life Patricia Juza.   On February 24, 2005 in Las Vegas they decided to get married.  Roland loved cats and dogs and the more he had the happier he was.  His passion was spending all his time with Patricia, visiting his mom in Laona and seeing his daughter and grandchildren.  The more they could visit the happier he was.  When he could, Roland loved to hunt and fish.


  In Novmeber of 2017 Roland and Patty decided to take their grandson, Roman, and move to Shawano.  This is were they wanted to spend the rest of there days together. 


 Roland is survived by his loving wife Patty, mother Mary, daughter Tammy (Jason) Hedrington, granddaughters Kendra and Karli; his oldest granddaughter Amber (Joe) LeGrave, grandson Williams Collins-McGovrn; son Paul (Sandra) Collins; grandsons Logan and Roman Collins and granddaughter Quisha; his Goddaughter Stephanie (Keegan) Waggett; sisters Sissy (Rick) Campbell and Darlen (Dave) Calhoun; brothers Rusty (Peggy) Retzlaff, Eugene (Brenda) Retzlaff and Jamo Retzlaff; special friend Sherri Cook and little brother Ed Retzlaff; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly!  Roland will be deeply missed by his pets Blue, Frosty, Cinnamon and Oreo. 


 Roland was preceded in death by his son William (Billy) Collins, father Roland Retzlaff, brothers Danny, Lyle, Lopy Retzlaff; nephew Cory Retzlaff, brothers-in-law Kenny King and Johnny Holland,  sisters-in-law Debbie Laurence, Lisa Worzalla and Christine Duffeck and close aunts and uncles. 

 A memorial gathering will take place Saturday, November 14, 2020 at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 12:00 PM with Pastor Ken Taylor officiating.   Burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.


Social distancing and masks will be required during the gathering at the funeral home.

Gladys C. Nellis

Gladys C. Nellis, 96, of Dyckesville, passed away on Sunday evening, October 25, 2020, due to the Covid-19 virus.


  She was born in Dyckesville on February 21, 1924 to the late Joseph R. and Anna A. (Denis) Vandenhouten.


  On April 15, 1942, she married Victor L. Nellis at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dyckesville.


Gladys enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing many beautiful crafts, which she shared with her family.  She taught herself to hand carve and paint Santa Clauses, which was one of her favorite hobbies.  She also was an avid reader.  Her Catholic faith was very important to her. 

When her eyesight began to fail, she would pray three rosaries a day, stating: “I don’t need to see to Pray!”. 


Gladys is survived by her two daughters, Shirley (Noris) Jadin, Nathalie (Roy) Beattie; four grandchildren, David (Estelle Louvel) Jadin, Jenna Jadin, Scott Berry, Pamela (Steve) Sherry; two great grandchildren, Adam and Sarah; special niece, Karen; special nephew, Tommy; further surviving nieces and nephews.


In addition to her parents, Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Victor L. Nellis on December 29, 2006; her sister, Mayme (George) Delveaux; two brothers, Norman (Martha) Vandenhouten, Irvin (Laverne) Vandenhouten; two nephews and other relatives.


Friends may call 9:00 to 10:45 am on Friday, October 30, 2020 at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville (N8726 County Line Road, Luxemburg, Wi. 54217). Funeral 11:00 am on Friday at the church. 

Her final resting place will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.


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


Due to the Covid-19 virus please observe precautionary measures by wearing a face covering, social distancing and hand sanitizing.


A special thank you is extended to the staff of Autumn Fields Assisted Living for taking care of Our Mother!

Patricia Marie Orsted

    Patricia Marie Orsted, 89, of the Town of Gibraltar, was called Home to be with the Lord and was reunited with her husband, Orval, early Sunday morning, October 25, 2020. She died peacefully in the comfort of her home with family at her side.

     Pat was born August 28, 1931 in Kewaunee, the daughter of Clifford and Mabel (Kulhanek) Wenniger. She attended St. Mary Parish in Algoma where she received the sacraments of baptism (taking the name of Cecelia), first Holy communion, and confirmation. Pat attended St. Mary School in Algoma and graduated from Algoma High School with the class of 1949.

     She was united in marriage to Orval A. Orsted on June 24, 1950 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Algoma. They moved to the Town of Gibraltar in the 1950s where they raised their family.

     Pat was a seventy-year member of St. Mary of the Lake Parish in Baileys Harbor (now Stella Maris Parish-Baileys Harbor site). She enjoyed playing the organ there for many years and was a member of St. Mary of the Lake Altar and Rosary Sodality. 

     Pat was a baker for over 30 years and was known for her wedding cakes and amazing desserts for the Baileys Harbor Yacht Club. She made pastries, pies, and jams at the Cookery in Fish Creek. Pat enjoyed the years she worked in the deli at Main Street Market in Egg Harbor.
     Pat loved working in her extensive vegetable and ornamental gardens and raising unique chickens ("the girls"). Most years, she processed hundreds of jars of produce and delighted in baking goodies for loved ones. Pat enjoyed bird watching and making bluebird houses. Pat was an enthusiastic troop leader for the local Girl Scout Troop.

     Pat's love will live on in the hearts of her eight children, Ervin Orsted, Baileys Harbor;  Patti (Richard) Czarnecki, Sturgeon Bay; Debbie (Tom) Knauer, Luxemburg; Clifford, Egg Harbor; Michele Isaacson, Green Bay; Keith (Heidi) Orsted, Oconomowoc; Mark (Laurie) Orsted, Fish Creek; and Marty Orsted, Green Bay; nine grandchildren, Christopher Baumann; Andrew and Jackie Orsted; Paulette Floyd; Nick Knauer; Julie and Eric Isaacson;  Emily and Hailey Orsted; five great-grandchildren, Grady and Brody Baumann; Matthew and Kierra Orsted; Corben Orsted; Zackery Hilander; Mathew and Alex Floyd; daughter-in-law, Ida (Appel) Orsted; siblings-in-law, Wayne Raether, Joan Slaby, and Joyce Hussong. 

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sons, Gregory and infant Joseph; sister, Elizabeth Raether; siblings-in-law, Gardner Orsted, Jr., Edward Orsted, Wilma Biwer, Elaine Zahn, John Orsted, Ervin Orsted, Earl Orsted, Alvin Orsted, and Dale Orsted. 

     In consideration of current gathering limitations, Pat's life will be honored with a private Mass of Christian Burial for immediate family, celebrated at Stella Maris Parish-Baileys Harbor site on Friday, October 30, 2020 with Fr. Thomas Farrell as celebrant. Those in attendance are required to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.

     The Mass will be livestreamed on the "Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC" Facebook page at 11:30 a.m. Those anticipating viewing the service via Facebook are encouraged to "Like" the funeral home Facebook page any time prior to Mass. If livestreaming is not possible, the Mass recording will be uploaded on the Facebook page later in the day.

     Pat will be laid to rest beside her husband, Orval in St. Mary's of the Lake Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, the Patricia Orsted Memorial Fund is being created.

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

Donald L. Haase

Donald Lawrence Haase, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday, October 26, 2020 with family at his side.
    Don was born January 18, 1931 in Fond du Lac to the late Lawrence Arthur and Agnes Florentina (Kraft) Haase. After attending school in Greendale, Don served in the Army from 1951 to 1954 with a tour in Korea. He worked for Wisconsin Bell for 38 years
     On June 6, 1964, he married Phyllis Mae Dolata at St Matthew Catholic Church in Oak Creek. In 1997, they retired to Door County.
     Don enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, walking, hiking, cutting grass and working on his woodpile. He volunteered building six homes for Habitat for Humanity, worked a number of summers for the Friends of Whitefish Dunes State Park and helped out at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, where he and Phyllis were members.
     Those who will dearly miss Don are his wife of 56 years, Phyllis; two sons, Wayne (Mary) of Mukwonago and Edward of South Milwaukee; two grandsons, Mitchell and Bryce; brother, David (Lois) of Cudahy; brother-in-law, Les Dolata of Oak Creek; sister-in-law, Toni Dolata; and nieces and nephews.
     Preceding him in death are his parents; brother-in-law, Dale; nephew, Derek Dolata; and his faithful dogs, Pal, Brandi and Holly.
     Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2020 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Father Bob Stegmann officiating. Burial and Military Honors will follow in the church cemetery.
     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at noon.
     Those in attendance are to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing.
     In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent in Don’s name to Door County Community Foundation, Inc. (222 N 3rd Ave, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235), Paralyzed Veterans of America (750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr #306, Milwaukee, WI 53202) or St. Labre Indian School (
     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. and Door County Crematory LLC are assisting the Haase family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Don may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

James O. Kintopf

James Otto Kintopf, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on October 23, 2020, after a full and rich life.  He was born on January 26, 1934, in Sturgeon Bay to John and Ruth (Starr) Kintopf.  On April 4, 1959, he married Dorothy H. Rockwell in Sturgeon Bay.

Jim served his country for 2 years in the U.S. Army in Germany.  He was a past member and commander of the AMVETS Post #51.  Jim was also a member at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where he served in many capacities.  He was the purchasing manager at Marine Travelift for many years.

Jim enjoyed crafting and woodworking and also taught a reupholstering class at NWTC for a number of years.  He also enjoyed spending time outdoors, often in the backyard with family and friends sharing stories and laughs.  Jim also liked golfing, and traveling with Dorothy, and especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.  Jim was a regular patron at the Corner Café for breakfast and enjoyed seeing his friends there.  

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Ginger (Peter) Ostrowski, Two Rivers; Gail (David) Arndt, Two Rivers; four grandchildren, Michael (Tara Willems) Ostrowski, Noelle (Corey) Evenson, Abigail (Alexander) Riegelman, Jordyn (special friend, Brandon) Arndt; three great-grandchildren, Lillian Evenson, Levi Evenson, and Jack Riegelman; four siblings, Milt (Barb) Kintopf, June Krauel, Jane (Fritz) Sperber, Alan (Linda) Kintopf; four sisters-in-law, Ruth Smith, Joan Krueger, Joanne Kintopf, Louise Kintopf; and countless nieces, nephews, cousins, and godchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, John Kintopf, Albert (Shirley) Kintopf, Norbert Kintopf; seven in-laws, Janice (“Butch”) Rockwell, Leo (Dode) Rockwell, Jack Rockwell, Mae (Walter) Haase, Marion (Al) Ash, Owen Krueger, and Gene (Pat) Rockwell

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday October 30, 2020, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with Rev. Carl Schroeder officiating.  Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday.  Face masks will be required, and social distancing will be in place.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Linda Prahl

Linda E. Prahl, 78. Luxemburg, died peacefully at home on Friday morning, October 23, 2020, with family at her side. 


She was born on September 6, 1942 in Montpelier to the late Gerhardt C. and Irma J. (Dahlke) Raduenz.


  On June 23, 1962, Linda married Merlin E. Prahl, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montpelier. 

He preceded her in death on August 18, 2012.


  Linda was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Luxemburg, where she was also baptized and confirmed. 


Linda worked alongside her husband in the family business and also worked at the Red Owl, Stodola’s IGA and Krohn’s Cheese Store, until her retirement.  She enjoyed spending time in the woods, signing in the choir and spending time with her family and friends.


Survivors include her children, Kathy (Dan) Kratz, Luxemburg; Dan Prahl, Dave Prahl, both of Green Bay; Jody Prahl, Luxemburg; four grandchildren, Jordan (Bree) Kratz, Amanda Kratz, Jesse Kratz and Julia Prahl; two great-grandchildren, Cadance and Kinzie; five sisters, Marion (Wally) Kasten, New Franken; Judy Paral, Kewaunee; Betty (Ron) Ramesh, Land O’ Lakes; Dorothy Roehlig, Oshkosh; Karen Bosdeck, Luxemburg; two brothers, Jim (Mary) Raduenz, Montpelier; Mark (Sue) Raduenz, Luxemburg; two brothers in law, Jim Schley, Donald Prahl, both of Luxemburg; many nieces and nephews.


Linda was preceded in death by her husband Merlin of 50 years; her parents; one sister, Janet Schley; one sister in law, Diane Prahl; three brothers in law, Wayne Paral, Rein Roehlig and Wayne Bosdeck; her father in law and mother in law, Elmer and Erna (Dahlke) Prahl.


Friends may call 9:00 to 10:45 am, Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier. Funeral 11:00 am, Tuesday with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.


Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Montpelier.


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Prahl Family.


Precautionary steps are requested due to the Covid-19 virus.  Respect taken in social distancing and wearing a face covering is strongly suggested.


The Prahl Family wishes to extend a special thank you to Christian Servants Home Care and Unity Hospice for the wonderful care give to Linda.

Jessie Mae Hoyt Huber

Heaven called our angel home on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. She has left behind many people who loved and cherished her, beginning with her husband of 57 years, Douglas Huber; two sons, Robert and Scott; two loving sisters, Roberta White and Louise (Tim) McCant; grandchildren, Ryan (Stefenhagen), Ayla, Steven and Christopher (Black), Shauntelle and Derek (Huber); and great-grandchildren, Carter (Stichman) and Mia (Stefenhagen).
     Jessie was born May 17, 1944 in Pittsburg, PA to Richard and Faye Hoyt. She and her sisters were raised in Park Ridge, IL where she met the love of her life. They were married in 1963, and in 1973 Jessie encouraged Doug to move them from Park Ridge to Door County, where together, they built their home and raised their family. During her time in Door County, she worked for many years at Bay Pharmacy.
     Inspired by the beauty of God’s handiwork, she created beautiful poetry for any occasion. She dearly loved the Lord and was a faithful steward of His gifts to her. Throughout Jessie’s life, she graciously shared her gifts by being extremely generous through her gentle acts of kindness and thoughtful poetic words. She was a true friend to many people, always trying to make sure no one was forgotten or left behind, taking the extra time to visit a sick friend, share a walk or lunch with others. She was a true and faithful servant, taking every opportunity to share the Lord with others.
     She was a member of Friends Community Church in Sturgeon Bay and was a participating member of several Bible studies at different churches as well as in home studies. Jessie added many personal touches to her church and was continually sharing her gifts to her community in general. She will be deeply missed by her family and her many friends.
     Due to COVID-19, no services are planned at this time.
     Memorial donations to the family would be appreciated.
     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC are assisting the Huber family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Jessie may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

George Walther

George Bernhard Walther, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on Oct. 23, 2020.
He was born on September 5, 1933, to George K. and Susanna (Tansing) Walther, in Sturgeon Bay.  He was their final child of four and their first son.  
George was best known for his sense of humor and for being a lifelong fixture on Sturgeon Bay’s west side.  He was born at his family’s home and died in the house he owned for 58 years, both on the Sawyer side of the bay.  He attended school at West Side Elementary, later attending Sturgeon Bay High School and graduating in 1951.  That same year George began his 44 year career at the Bank of Sturgeon Bay (now Nicolet), which continued until his retirement in 1995.  From 1965 to 1995 he served as manager of the “Greater West Side” branch of the bank.  
George was a lifelong member of Saint Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church.  From there he was baptized, confirmed, and married, and will now be buried.  He was proud that his great grandfather Christian Tansing was a founding member of the congregation and that his father supervised the present mason work of the church.  George himself served as treasurer of the congregation and burned the mortgage on the present structure.  His children became the fifth generation of his family to belong to Saint Peter’s.  
On September 29, 1962, George married the former Patsy Wolske.  Their marriage was blessed with three children: son, Karl (Sandy, nee Bartel) and his children Nathan (Heather, and sons Elijah and Daniel), Amanda (Josh) Ofstie (with son Malachi), Christopher (Katie), and Alyssa; daughter, Lynn (Lorenson) her children Dellin and Isaac (Jessica Calliari); and son, Barry who remains in the Sturgeon Bay area.  After Patsy’s death in 2004, George married Elizabeth Boettcher on October 29, 2005—welcoming into his family: Anna Kolb with children Lauren, Tristan, and Salamnesh, also Tina, and John.  George also leaves behind a brother-in-law, Russell Eckman, many nieces and nephews with their families.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, first wife, Patsy, 3 sisters: Hazel (Myron) Laubenstein, Helen (J.B.) Buechner, and Georgette “Babe” Johnson; in-laws: Joyce and John Schack, and Merle Eckman.
A public visitation will be held at Forbes Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.  A private family service will follow with the Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.  All visitors are required to wear face masks, and social distancing measures will be implemented during the visitation.  Burial will be at St. Peter’s Lutheran Cemetery in Forestville.  A larger celebration of George’s life is planned at the church during spring or summer of 2021.  Memorials may be directed to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and School.  

Rita M. Gilson

Rita M. Gilson, 89, Algoma, passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2020.  She was born in the Town of Lincoln, July 30, 1931 to John and Alice (Jandrin) Boulanger.

  Rita married Merle Gilson October 31, 1950 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Lincoln.

  Rita worked at the Plumbers in Algoma for about 30 years and retired on her birthday, July 30, 1993.   Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, she also enjoyed her vegetable and flower gardens, feeding and watching her birds outside her kitchen window.  In her earlier years she enjoyed cooking and baking.

Rita is survived by her three daughters Linda Yunk, Algoma; Sandy Zima, Algoma; and Karen (Tim) Johnson, Foster City, MI; five grandchildren Norie Yunk (Darren), Nichole (Lee) Todd, Natalia (Travis) Cox, Eli (Taylor) Johnson and Austin Johnson; five great grandchildren Evan Idso, Jane and Juliet Todd, Johnny Cox and Grayson Johnson; one sister Delores (Dennis) Linzmeier, Two Rivers; one brother Jim (Marge) Boulanger, Green Bay; two sisters-in-law Carol Gilson, Minocqua; and Irene Boulanger, Kewaunee; one brother-in-law John (Joan) Roberts, Kaukauna; many nieces and nephews.   She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Merle, December 23, 2019, grandson Noah Johnson, son-in-law Jack Yunk, three brothers and two sisters-in-law Albert (Delores) Boulanger, Lawrence (Marie) Boulanger and Donald Boulanger; two sisters and one brother-in-law Angela (Clifford) Wery and Marie Roberts.

Family and friends will gather, Saturday, October 24, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma from 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Rev. Alvan Amadi officiating.  Burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma.

The family wants to give special thanks to Merle Colburn, Jim Boulanger, Brian Boulanger and Unity Hospice, especially Heather for all their help, care and kindness given to mom and our family.

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

Ellen Baierl

Ellen M. Baierl, 94, Luxemburg, died early Wednesday morning, October 21, 2020.


She was born November 7, 1925 in Green Bay to the late William & Eva (Janssen) Baenen.  On April 10, 1948 she married Roland L. Baierl at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay.  He preceded her in death on April 25, 1983.  Ellen attended Cathedral school & graduated from St. Joseph Academy and St. Agnes School of Nursing, Fond du Lac.  She was employed as an R.N. with St. Vincent Hospital and the Luxemburg Clinic and was an EMT with the Luxemburg Rescue Squad for many years.  Ellen was a member of St. Mary Church in Luxemburg and belonged to St. Mary Christian Mother Society and the Catholic Order of Foresters.  Church and her faith were very important to her.  Her enjoyments included spending Sundays with her children & grandchildren.  She was an avid reader and knitter and always had a supply of washcloths ready to distribute to family and friends.


Survivors include her children, Don (Nel) Baierl, Sierra Vista, AZ; Barb (Barry) Nelson, Kewaunee; Ann (Frank) Voyles, Luxemburg; Joan (Bill) Seidl, Luxemburg; Julie (Al) Paul, Green Bay; Bob (Judy) Baierl, New Franken; John (Brenda) Baierl, Luxemburg;  daughters-in law Carol Baierl and Julie Dalebroux; 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren; sister Ruth Stoehr and brother Paul (Diane) Baenen; brothers & sisters-in-law Fred & Pat Dalebroux, Judy Baierl, MaryAnn Berger.


Ellen was preceded in death by two sons David & Thomas and one daughter Mary, sisters & brothers in law, Rosemary & David Jacobson, Norma & Jack Davies, Claire & Larry DeClerc, Marion & Robert Smeester, James & Carol Baenen, Don Stoehr, and Peter Baenen, Joseph & Madeline Baierl, Clarence & Doris Baierl, Arnold & Delores Baierl, Earl Baierl, John Berger.


Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, 9:00 to 11:15 am on Saturday, October 24, 2020.  Funeral mass at 11:30 am on Saturday with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating. Due to COVID-19 virus, masks and social distancing will be observed.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg. 


The family extends their sincere gratitude to Helping Hearts Assisted Living and Luxemburg Rescue.


McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg is assisting the family.

Jelaine Legois

Jelaine “Jay” A. Legois, 82, of New Franken, was welcomed into Heaven on Tuesday, October 20, 2020.


She was born in Brown County to the late Jule J. and Ella (Jauquet) Gauthier on May 24, 1938.


She married the love of her life Lawrence “Larry” Legois at St. Hubert Parish in Sugarbush on October 26, 1957. They were together, almost inseparable, for over 60 years. 


She is survived by her loving husband, Larry, and their two sons Steve (Angie) Legois and Mike (Dawn) Legois; five grandchildren, Ryan (Crystal) DeBroux, Renee (Jeremy) Zimmermann, Kristin (Ryan) Kuharske, Michael (Amber) DeBroux, and Casey Legois; nine great-grandchildren, Marshall, Blake, and Chase DeBroux; Cruz, Waverly, and Finn Zimmermann; Evelyn and Olivia Kuharske; and August DeBroux; brother and sister-in-law Gary (Karen) Legois.


Jay is preceded in death by her parents, father in law and mother-in-law, Henry “Ed” and Mary (Cravillion) Legois; brother-in-law Henry “Junior” Legois; one great-granddaughter Annistin Zimmermann. 


To Grandma, family was everything. She was a wonderfully devoted mother to her two sons and she was the proudest grandmother to "all her specials”- grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Grandma was strong, thoughtful, and kind. She never complained and always put others first.


Everyone who knew her became a friend. She loved our grandfather in a way we all would want to be loved. As her grandchild, you felt like there was no one in this world that was more proud of you than she was, boasting of our achievements no matter how big or small. 


She received loving care from Steve and Angie, allowing her to remain in her home spending every last moment right where she wanted to be, next to her "Honey". The family also expresses appreciation to the staff from Unity Hospice, especially Kristen and Dar, who provided peace and comfort to both our grandma and our family in her final months.


She had a huge presence in all our lives. Grandma Jay, we love you and will miss you every day.


A private service will be held at St. Kilian Church in New Franken in precaution of the Covid-19 virus. Burial in St. Kilian Cemetery, New Franken.


McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Legois Family.

Herbert David Hall

Herbert “Herbie” D. Hall, 95, Algoma, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020. Herbert was born on December 28, 1924 to the late Herbert and Mathilda (Gordon) Hall. On July 8, 1950 he married Agnes Kremer at Corpus Christie Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Agnes preceded him in death on June 25, 2020. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and in the U.S. Coast Guard during Korea. Later, he worked in maintenance for the Algoma Hardwoods for many years. He was a member of the VFW and he enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles, doing wood crafts, and working in the yard.
Herbert is survived by his children, Richard (Sally) Hall, and Ron (Annette) Hall; grandchildren, Christopher (Stacy) Hall, Stephanie (Ryan) Copet, and Michael Hall; great-grandchildren, Samuel, Abigail, Ella, Kaitlyn, Hailey, Corbin, Aubrey, and Shelbea; sister, Blanche; as well as by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Agnes; his parents, Herbet and Mathilda Hall; sister, Ruby; and brothers-in-law.
Visitation will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Algoma on Friday, October 23, 2020 at from 10-11:00 am. A military honors service with full military rites will take place at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Entombment will take place later at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced and face masks must be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at

Beverly Jean LeFevre

Beverly J. LeFevre, 90, Kewaunee, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020. She was born on August 4, 1930 to the late John and Frieda (Hoffman) Schneider. On August 28, 1948 Beverly married George LeFevre, he preceded her in death on April 20, 2007. She spent her life as a homemaker and working side by side with George on the family farm. Bev enjoyed quilting, cross stitching, gardening, baking, canning and taking care of her many grandchildren.
Beverly is survived by her children, Charlotte (Wally) Pardowski, Paul (Debbie) LeFevre, Timothy (Joan) LeFevre, Jayne (Dale) Boulanger, Rosemary (Mark) Reeve, Karen (Don) Ericson, Andy (Sue) LeFevre; daughter-in-law, Sharon LeFevre; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 9 great-great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Rose LeFevre.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; her parents, John and Frieda Schneider; children Daniel and Tom LeFevre; brother, Arno (Marilyn) Schneider; father- and mother-in-law, George and Eva LeFevre; brothers-in-law, Rodger (Bernice) LeFevre, Joe (Gerri) LeFevre, and Sam LeFevre.


Friends may call at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Casco, from 4-8 pm on Thursday, October 22, 2020 and again on Friday morning from 10-11 am. Funeral Service will take place at 11 am at the funeral home with Bob Steiner officiating. Entombment will follow at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced, and face masks must be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at
The family would like to thank the staff of unity hospice for all of the care and compassion given to Beverly in her final days. 

David D. Englebert

David D. Englebert, 70, of Dyckesville, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 15, 2020.


He was born in Green Bay on October 13, 1950 to the late Dale N. and Rita T. (Schauer) Englebert. 


On April 17, 1971 he married Sylvia M. Annoye at St. Peter Church in Lincoln.  She preceded him in death on January 3, 2017. 


Dave served his country in the U.S. National Guard in his early twenty’s. 

He was a self-employed mason owning Englebert’s Masonry, retiring in 2015.


 Dave was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, golfing and boating.  Indoors he enjoyed creating in general, including culinary delights: his fish fry’s, apple crisps and making his various wood working projects. Spending time with his family and friends were high priority.


Survivors include his two children, Eric (Heidi) Englebert, Luxemburg; Kristin (Chuck) Heurkens, Dyckesville; eight grandchildren, Kayla, Gavin, Caden, Maddy, Mason, Carter, Grant and Jack; mother, Bea Englebert, Dyckesville; brothers and sisters, Phil (Carole) Englebert, Howards Grove; Anne (Joe) Thibaudeau, Carol (Jim) Werth, Lynn (Andy) Benson, all of New Franken; brothers in law and sisters in law, Sam Annoye, Algoma; Sandy (Randy) LeFevre, Casco; Bonnie (Chuck) Balleine, Green Bay; Cindy (Paul) Jerovetz, Pilsen; nieces, nephews and many friends further survive.


Dave was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; his father in law and mother in law, Harry and Martha Annoye; two brothers in law, Paul Annoye and Glen Gruetzmacher; his close friend, Bob Ropson.


Friends may call 2:30 to 6:45 pm. Monday, October 19, 2020 at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Closing parish prayer service 6:45 pm on Monday. 


A Private funeral Mass for Dave will be livestreamed at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 on the Saint Louis Parish, Facebook page.


Burial in St. Louis Cemetery, Dyckesville with full military honors at graveside.


As a precaution to the Covid-19 virus, we ask your cooperation with social distancing, wearing a face covering and hand sanitizing at the church, please.


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


In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Dave’s memory.


A special thank you is extended to Andy Benson for his heroic efforts on Thursday and to all of Dave’s fishing and golfing buddies for the support shared these past years.


“The walleye population now breathes a sigh of relief!”


We Will Miss You Dad!

Colleen Kay Riley

     Colleen Kay Riley, 74, of the Town of Gibraltar, passed away after a courageous 31-year battle with MS on Monday, October 12, 2020 at the Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, with her beloved husband by her side.
     She was born September 22, 1946 in Neenah, daughter of the late Donald Joseph and Dorthy June (Collins) Riley. After graduating from Menasha High School with the Class of 1964, she attended Carrol College and obtained her bachelor’s degree in medical technology in 1968. During college, she managed Parkgate Drive In (now Wild Tomato) in Fish Creek. Colleen began her professional working career as a medical technologist at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. In 1974, she moved to Reno, Nevada and then to Fargo, North Dakota and continued to work as a medical tech. When she returned to the Valley, she began taking classes at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where she received her master’s degree in accounting. With that, Colleen became a CPA and co-owner of RSI Trucking until her retirement in 1998. Her favorite pastime and hobby was sailing, where she met her future husband, Gary McNinch. The two were wed in Appleton on February 29, 1984. Together, they enjoyed racing sailboats, sailing through the Bahamas, and downhill skiing in Utah and Colorado. When Colleen was younger, she loved to ride her horse, hike, water-ski, and garden. Although she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the age of 43 and was later wheelchair bound for 15 years, it didn’t stop her from enjoying life – her energy and spirit was boundless. Luckily enough for her, she had a husband and brothers who rigged a bosuns seat and pulley to transfer her from pier to their sailboat, named Colleen K, so she could still go sailing. Her love for animals led her to have many throughout her lifetime, most recently her calico cat, Purrcy, and Siberian Husky, Keisha, who was her constant companion. Colleen was an avid card player and played Mah Jongg every Wednesday afternoon at the Northern Door YMCA. Their family had plenty of gatherings and those were very important to her.
     Colleen will be deeply missed by her loving husband of 36 years, Gary McNinch; mother, Dorthy Riley; brother, Gary (Rita) Riley; sister-in-law, Paula Riley; step-brother, Tom Biebow; nieces, Casey Riley and Katrina (Jeff) Maleport; and Gary’s children and grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Riley; stepfather, Ken Biebow; brothers, David and Timothy Riley; and sister-in-law, Sandy Riley.
     Due to COVID-19, no services will be held at this time. Memorial donations can be made in Colleen’s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation ( and can be mailed to: Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters, 6520 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2132.
     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC of Sturgeon Bay are assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Colleen may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Thomas R. Muehl

Thomas R. Muehl, 78, of North Prairie, Wisconsin passed away September 26, 2020.  Thomas injured himself at home when he fell sideways off a set of stairs and landed on an antique coffee grinder.  This led to a hard-fought three-month battle in the hospital which he lost.

Thomas was born on September 4, 1942 in Waukesha, Wisconsin.  He will be remembered as a philanthropist, a successful businessman and a lover of the Bible, planes, trains and automobiles.  Tom was educated in the Waukesha Public School system and received a BS in Accounting at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  He was a Teaching Assistant there while he pursued a Masters in Accounting.  Tom served in the U.S. Army Reserve with a rank of Sergeant E5.

Tom was President of Dierks Waukesha from 1994 to 2015 at which time the family business was sold to U.S. Foods.  At the age of ten Tom started working at Muehl’s Food Market for his parents.  His mother was instrumental in his development as an outstanding foodservice salesman and businessman.  With his in-depth knowledge, perspective and perseverance, Tom went the extra mile for his customers in Door County, Madison and Milwaukee. 

Like his mother, Tom had a lot of character and interests.  Tom was a private pilot who owned several airplanes, had an extensive collection of high performance Ford Mustangs (which he enjoyed running at Road America), had expert knowledge of steam-driven locomotives, loved to take vintage railroad trips and was an aficionado of collecting Early American furniture.  Tom and his wife loved spending time with each other.  They had planned on participating in a vintage road rally this summer with Tom driving and his wife navigating.  Tom enjoyed the natural beauty of his country home and like his father, one of Tom’s favorite pastimes was mowing his own lawn. 

Tom is preceded in death by his father, Robert Muehl, and mother, Kathryn (Volland) Muehl and is survived by his loyal customers, his heartbroken wife “My Lyn” Muehl, brother Eric (Susan) Muehl, brother Wesley (Donna) Muehl, special cousin and confidante David (Joan) Bauer as well as numerous other relatives and close friends.  He is also survived by his former spouses Louise and Janice.

Tom loved people and enjoyed helping them.  From your family, friends and loyal customers, Tom, we say to you:

“Auf Weidersein……’til we see you again”

On October 10, 2020 Tom was laid to rest at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha, Wisconsin.  Memorials can be made to one’s favorite charity or to one of Tom’s favorite charities: the Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, to be used for cardiac research; the Wisconsin Badger Camp Inc., P.O. Box 723, Platteville, Wisconsin 53818 or the UWM Foundation Inc., 1440 East North Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202, to be used specifically for the Jerry Leer Advanced Accounting Scholarship.     

Floyd H. Hanamann

Floyd H. Hanamann, 91, Casco, passed away on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at King Veteran’s Home. Floyd was born on February 28, 1929 to the late Edward and Erna (Retzlaff) Hanamann. On September 8, 1951 he married Edna Bitzan, she preceded him in death on September 5, 2016. Floyd was a Korean war veteran having served in the U.S. Army. At home Floyd and Edna together were farmers after retirement, they moved to Dunbar and Floyd worked at the Senior Center in Niagara. He enjoyed snowmobiling, hunting, traveling, gardening, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Floyd is survived by his children, Edward (Karen) Hanamann, Algoma, and Suzanne (Jerry) Guerzon, Davis, California; grandchildren, Derek (Laura) Hanamann, Blake Hanamann, Ashley (Kyle) Kienast, Eric Guerzon, and Elizabeth Guerzon; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Mya, and Lane Hanamann, Calvin and Baby Kienast (due in January); brother, Jim (Janice) Hanamann; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Emery (Judy) Bitzan, Eleanor Machut, and Clarence Jerovetz; as well as by nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna; his parents Edward and Erna Hanamann; in-laws, John and Elvina Bitzan; infant daughter, Susan Jane Hanamann; sister, Ruth Kantz, Ruth’s first husband Stanley Maedke, and her second husband, Melvin Kantz; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Earl (Vi) Bitzan, Elroy (Sylvia) Bitzan, Edger Bitzan, Melvin Mahut, Ethel (Earl) Glander, Elda (Ernald) Anderson, Eunice (Russell) Hanamann, Jean Jerovetz; as well as by nieces and nephews.
A PRIVATE FAMILY service will be held at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:00 am with Pastor Carl Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John’s Cemetery in Luxemburg with full military rites. Live streaming of the service and committal will be shown on the Wiesner & Massart Funeral home Facebook page, A link will be provided as well at Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced and face masks must be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at Cards and memorials can be sent to Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, PO Box 128, Casco, WI 54205. 


Marilyn Jane Hanks

Marilyn Jane Hanks, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on October 13th, 2020 surrounded by family. She was born in Elgin, Illinois to Albert and Marion (Anderson) Wermich on November 18th, 1943. She was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, which was a focal point in her life. 
On April 11, 1964 she married Marshall B. Hanks Jr. in Geneva, IL. Her marriage to Marshall was something out of a story book. They met as kids in Door County while vacationing, dated as teenagers, married in 1964, and then moved their family to Door County in 1969. There they started the family business, which Marilyn helped manage.
Marilyn was a wonderful wife, mother and was a best friend to many. She loved working in her flower gardens, traveling with Marshall and spending time with the grandchildren. Marilyn was loved by many and will be missed for her love of others, sense of humor and quirkiness. 
Survivors include her husband Marshall Hanks of Sturgeon Bay; son Scott (Tiffany) Hanks; son Tim (Tangela) Hanks; son Andy (Nora) Hanks; daughter Heidi (TJ) Lautenbach; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; siblings, Cynthia (Jim) Campbell; Brian (Paula) Wermich.
The family would like to extend appreciation for all the loving care provided by the Unity Hospice staff. A special thanks to Angie, Jessica, Barb, and Wendy.  Services will be conducted at a later date. Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  

Benjimin B. Condra

Benjimin Brandon Condra, 34, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on October 12, 2020.  He was born on August 7, 1986, in Morehead City, NC to James and Julie (Strohm) Condra.  After high school, Ben served his country in the U.S. Airforce. 
Ben loved the outdoors, especially fishing and volunteering at the National Zoo in Washington D.C., the San Diego Zoo in CA, and the N.E.W. Zoo in Green Bay.  He also loved to drive around which lead him to become a LYFT driver, where he enjoyed spending time and having conversations with new people.  He also enjoyed playing his guitar and singing.  Ben was very proud of his time in the U.S. military.
Survivors include his parents; one daughter, Violet Dawn Barlament; five brothers, Andrew (Erin) Condra, Mark (Josephine) Condra, Michael, David, and Jonathan Condra; one sister, Hannah Condra; paternal grandmother, Katherine Condra; uncle, Mike (Shannon) Condra.  He was preceded in death by his fraternal grandfather, Robert Condra; maternal grandparents, Roy and Emily Strohm; and one uncle, Donald Condra.
Memorial services will be at 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 22, 2020, at the Community Church in Sturgeon Bay, with Pastor Ken Muck officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at the church on Thursday.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Ellen G. Post

Ellen G. Post, 71, of Green Bay, died unexpectedly on Sunday, October 11, 2020 at her home following complications of the Covid-19 virus. 


She was born in Kewaunee on October 21, 1948 to the late Frederick A. and Eleonora A. (Dahlke) Post.


Ellen was employed with Wisconsin Public Service for 45 years, until her retirement. 


Ellen’s life was centered around her faith, devoting her time teaching Sunday School for 50 plus years.


Her enjoyments included quilting with a group at church and spending time with her family. 


She was a very humble woman who would be ready to help others, always placing herself second.


Survivors include one brother, Roger (Carol) Post; four sisters, Jeanette Zeitler, Carol (James) Nemecek, Arlene Gruetzmacher, Shirley (Sheldon) Prodell; two sisters in law; Rita Post, Donna Post; six godchildren, Beth Lozinski, Cynthia Sohr, James Machut, Jean Pieschek, Joe Nemecek and Alexandra Lozinski; several nieces and nephews further survive.


Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Norman Post, Robert Post, Roy Post; one sister and three brothers in law, Bernice (Wally) Machut, Harold Zeitler, Wayne Gruetzmacher; a special friend, Rev. Richard Froehlich.


Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church, (Town of Montpelier), N4108 County Road AB, Luxemburg, WI. 54217, between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Saturday, October 17, 2020.


A Private Family Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating. 

Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Montpelier.


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


As a precaution to the Covid-19 virus we ask your cooperation with social distancing, wearing a face covering and hand sanitizing at the church, please.


A special thank you is extended to the Green Bay Police Department, the Green Bay Fire Department and the Brown County Medical Examiner’s office for your compassionate assistance when we needed your help.

Patricia Sample

Patricia (Pat) Wilkes Robison Sample passed on to heaven Saturday morning, October 10, 2020.

She is survived by son Jeffrey Robison; sisters, Kay (Wilkes) Morrison and Beverly (Wilkes) Rodgers; and several nieces and nephews.  Preceding her in death were her husbands, Robert Robison (1984) and Max W. Sample (2010); and her parents, Robert and Mildred Wilkes.


Pat lived for many years in Indianapolis and was an active member of Ben Davis Christian Church, enjoying tending the children in the nursery.  Upon retirement from Civil Service, she and her husband, Max, moved to her beloved Door County, Wisconsin.  The three communities she loved dearly were Mt. Pulaski, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Door County Wisconsin.


After the move to Wisconsin, Pat worked part-time in the offices of McKeefry & Yeomans and The Ridges in Baileys Harbor until deciding to completely retire.


Graveside services will be held at Hopewell Cemetery on Route 47 near Lebanon, Indiana at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020.  Jerry Williams, retired Pastor of Ben Davis Christian Church will officiate with assistance from Strawmyer Drury Mortuary. The Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, IL is also assisting the family. Condolences may be left at

Helen M. Massart

Helen M. Massart, age 98, Algoma, passed away on Sunday, October 11th, 2020. She was born September 2, 1922 in Algoma to the late Charles and Lucy (Jauquet) Rankin. She married Roy Massart on September 2, 1941 at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood. Roy preceded her in death on March 21, 1996. Together, they farmed in the Forestville area before moving to Algoma in 1956. Helen worked for over 20 years at the Algoma Memorial Hospital and Long-Term Care. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and the Rosary Society since 1957.

Helen is survived by her son, Donald (Sue) Massart; daughter, Diane Massart; grandson, Eric Webster; great-grandchildren, Kylee, Ethan and Logan; sister Ruth Meister; nieces and nephews; and dog, Ralphie.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy in 1996; grandson, Steven Massart; sisters, Esther, Marie (Elmond) Harrison; brother Harold (Marion) Rankin; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Massart; her nephew Dean and his father, Gilbert Meister; as well as by brother-in-law and sister-in-law; and special friend Sherman Defnet.

Friends may call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Algoma on Friday, October 16th, from 10:00-11:00 am. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Alvan Amadi officiating. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced and face masks must be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at

The family would like to thank the staff at Algoma Long Term Care for their care and compassion in her final days. 


Linda Ann Paul

Linda Ann Paul, 72, passed away on October 9, 2020. She was born on July 13, 1948 to the late Arthur and LaVerne (Heim) Dart. On April 8, 1967 she married James Paul who preceded her in death on January 6, 2008. Linda worked as a Home Health Care Aide for most of her life.

She enjoyed knitting hats and gloves to donate to kids charities, she was a member of the Holy Rosary Society  working for funeral meals at Holy Trinity, she was an advocate for mental health where she volunteered to assist patients. She led a faithful life, and loved her grandkids, great-grandkids, and of course her chocolates.

Linda is survived by her children, Richard (Kaye) Paul of Oklahoma, Christine (Thomas) Raimbault of Illinois; grandchildren, Sarah, Matthew, Hannah Paul, Megan, and Lauren Raimbault; great-grandchildren, Porter and Wade Paul; brothers, Randy, Kevin, and Brian (special friend Debbie) Dart; and sister, Roxanne (Dan) Lohrey. She was preceded in death by her husband, James; parents, Arthur and LaVerne Dart; father and mother-in-law, Leland and Florence Paul.

Visitation will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church - Casco on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 9:00 to 10:45 am. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Daniel Schuster officiating. 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


Ruth Marie (Stoller) Rodrian

Heaven has gained another angel. On Friday, October 9, 2020, Ruth Marie (Stoller) Rodrian, age 93, quietly passed away with Ann at her side. She is now reunited with Sylvester, her loving husband of 62 years.
Ruth was born March 31, 1927 in Algoma to the late William, Sr. and Mary (Cihlar) Stoller. She was their second of 11 children. She graduated from St. Mary’s Grade School and Algoma High School.
On August 27, 1947, Ruth married Sylvester Rodrian at St. Mary’s Church. They were blessed with three children – James, Ann, and Paul.
Ruth’s exceptional secretarial skills were a benefit to the Algoma Net Company where she worked after high school graduation. She also worked at the Algoma Record Herald and St. Mary’s School office. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Rosary Society where she served as treasurer for 4 years and President for 17 years. She received the St Mary’s Good Steward Award in 2011. In her free time she loved to cook, sew, travel and work in her garden. She especially enjoyed her garden, when Sylverster kept the weeds out! They enjoyed many loving years on Perry Street in Algoma, WI.
As Ruth entered heaven, she was met by her husband, Sylvester, her parents, William, Sr and Mary (Cihlar) Stoller and her brothers William Jr, Frank, John, Jim, Joe, Bob, and sisters Johanna, Mary Ann, Veronica, and Carol and all of Sylvester’s siblings and their spouses.
Ruth will be sadly missed by her children, Jim (Janet) Rodrian, Grafton, Ann, Green Bay, and Paul (Jodie) Rodrian of Colorado. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren –Jeffrey, Julia, Emma Rodrian, CA – David, Erin, Tanner, Parker Rodrian, CO – Laura Rodrian, Milwaukee - Logan Rodrian - CO, Katie, Brad, Avery, Breccan Taylor, CO.
She is also survived by brother-in-law Joe Paradise, sisters-in-law Bertha Stoller, Mary Jane Stoller, Gen Stoller and Darlene Stoller. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A PRIVATE FAMILY Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Church – Algoma with Fr. Alvan Amadi officiating. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Algoma, is assisting the family. With the health and safety of everyone in mind, the family will hold a celebration of life at a later date. Online condolence messages may be shared at Due to COVID-19 social distancing will be practiced and masks must be worn. The family requests that no flowers be sent, thank you!
Thank’s to Sunrise Village in Allouez and Unity Hospice for their loving care. Thank you also to her doctor, Dr. Paula Ferron. Cards and memorials in Ruth’s name may be sent to Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, 1617 Flora Ave, Algoma, WI 54201.

Lisa Brandt

Lisa Diane Phillips Brandt died October 10, 2020 at the age of 42. After a life time of health battles, she was carried home by angels to her Savior where she will no longer experience pain and suffering.  She was a resident of Columbia Heights, Minnesota. 

Lisa was born on August 24, 1978 in Green Bay to Daniel and Linda Phillips.  At the age of 2, Lisa was diagnosed with kidney disease.  She was one of the youngest kidney transplant recipients in the state of Wisconsin and was the poster child for the Wisconsin Kidney Foundation from 1984 to 1985.  As an adult, Lisa also worked to share information on the importance of organ donation.  Lisa graduated from Southern Door High School in 1997.

            She married Keith Brandt at First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay on December 29, 2001.  Keith was the love of her life and best husband. He took such thoughtful, loving care of Lisa and her family is ever so grateful. Lisa’s dogs, Honey and Phoebe, were very special to her and she cared for them as her children.

            She had the largest heart in the smallest body.  Her family expresses their eternal gratitude to God that they were able to have her in their lives for so many years. She was not expected to live past the age of 3. She had four kidney transplants over her lifetime, survived cancer, and made it past countless unbeatable odds.  Now she rests in the arms of God.

Lisa loved children; she could not have them of her own but deeply loved her nieces and nephews.  She was passionate about cooking and making jewelry, and she loved to travel to Door County as well as visit the Renaissance Fair. 

            She is survived by her husband Keith, her parents Daniel and Linda Phillips; her siblings Pamela (Jarrod) Parks, Kevin (Krissy) Phillips, and Matt (Mistie Kostka) Phillips; mother in law Beverly (Richard) Moline. Brother in law Roy (Elisa) Brandt and sister in law Crystal (Tom) Olson.  Nieces and nephews: Helen, Isaac and Evelyn Parks; Riley and Ross Phillips, Trenton (Amanda and Axl) and Carter Phillips, and Marina and Campbell Sconzert; Kate and Zoe Brandt; and Joshua (Larissa) and Melody Olson. Those who proceeded her in death include her grandparents, Bernard and Loretta LeRoy, Richard and Helen Phillips, and father in law Roy Brandt.

            A public visitation will be held at the First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm.  All in attendance are required to wear face masks and respect appropriate social distancing.  Lisa’s favorite color was purple so visitors are invited to wear something purple in her honor. A private family service will be conducted following the visitation.  The service will be lived streamed on the Forbes Funeral Home business face book page starting at 7:00 pm. Burial will be in the St. Francis and St. Mary Parish Cemetery.   Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Beth Nadine (Cornell) Cline

Beth Nadine (Cornell) Cline of Lockport, Illinois was born April 27, 1951 to Charlotte and Byron Cornell on Washington Island, Wisconsin. She passed away October 9, 2020 in New Lenox, Illinois.

     Beth spent her first 18 years on Washington Island enjoying Island activities such as sledding, skating, drag racing and pistol shooting. Beth attended Bethel Evangelical Free Church, attending Sunday school, frequently singing with her brother, Rodney and being confirmed. Beth attended Washington Island Schools and graduated in 1969. Last year, the Class of ’69 held their fiftieth class reunion which Beth enjoyed immensely. After graduation, Beth moved to Lockport, Illinois where she raised her two children, worked in a nursing home, and drove forklift at a grocery distribution warehouse.

     Family was Beth’s greatest joy and satisfaction. She and her grandson Jamie, (with whom she shared a special love relationship) made frequent trips to Washington Island to attend family gatherings, not wanting to miss any. Beth was an excellent cook, preparing meals and canned items which were enjoyed by neighbors, friends, and family. Beth and husband Larry enjoyed time at flea markets and antique shops, searching for items to decorate her home, adding to the decor of sentimental items from her past. Beth was a gift giver, lavishly bestowing gifts to all she knew. Beth loved taking her granddaughter Morgan to Sunday school.

     Beth is survived by her husband, Larry; daughter, Tammy (Tom) Eymer; son, Duane (Jessica) Robison; step-children, Christal and Danny; grandchildren, Jamie, Jessica, Michael, Dylan, Darren, Olivia, Morgan; and one great-grandson, Andy of whom Beth was especially proud, showing pictures to all; sisters, Everall Jorgenson and Glenna (Don) Riewe; sister-in-law, Eileen Cornell; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and neighbors. Beth will be greatly missed by all; some heart holes are just too big to fill.

     Beth was preceded in death by infant son, David; her parents; brothers, Gilmore and Rodney; and brother-in-law, Chuck Jorgenson.

     Funeral services will be held in Lockport at O’Neil Funeral Home with Pastor Gil Palmer of First Baptist Church officiating and on Washington Island at Bethel Church with Pastor Rick Smith officiating. Burial to follow in Washington Island Cemetery next to her big brother, Rod.

      COVID protocols will be followed for services, 25% capacity, social distancing throughout, temperature checks at the door, masks are required and hand sanitizer will be provided.  For those not able to attend, the service on Washington Island will be broadcasted on Saturday at Casperson Funeral Home Facebook page. 

     The family thanks all for their prayers. Also, to the doctors and nurses of Silver Cross Hospital. O’Neil and Casperson Funeral Homes and the pastors.

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


William "Curly" Carl Selvick

William “Curly” Carl Selvick, 90, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at home Thursday morning, October 8, 2020.

     He was born May 1, 1930 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of John and Minnie (Jacobson) Selvick. Curly left high school in Sturgeon Bay at the age of 17 to work on Freighters. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Curly married Bonnie Erwin, and together, they owned and operated Selvick Marine Towing in Sturgeon Bay for nearly 26 years.  

     Curly loved being on the water; he loved owning and running the tugboat business. He enjoyed gambling, horse racing, his trips to the casino, and eating at his favorite restaurants until a week ago. Curly left a lasting impression to all those who met him. He was a man who did it his way until his death.

     Curly is survived by his four children, (triplets): Steven (Theresa) Selvick, Susan Londo, Sharon (Roger) Opiela,, all of Sturgeon Bay, and Carla (Mike) Paulman of Fort Walton Beach, FL; seven grandchildren, Carl (Samantha) Selvick of Cambridge, WI, Stephanie (Rachael) Selvick of Cottage Grove, WI, Jackie (Aaron) Holzemer of White Bear Lake, MN, Rick (Angel) Nebel, Cameron Opiela, Nicki Opiela, and Christopher Ford, all of Sturgeon Bay; five great-grandchildren, Oliver and Everett Selvick, Kameron, Drew, and Angela Nebel and other relatives.

     He was preceded in death by parents, John and Minnie (Jacobson) Selvick; two sons, Melvin and John Selvick; two brothers, Melvin and Raymond Selvick; and other relatives.

     A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Ray Connor officiating. (Dual-chapel occupancy will be limited to 50 people [25 in each chapel].) Those attending the service are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. Temperature checks and hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry into the funeral home.

     Military honors by the Marine Corps League Door Peninsula Detachment 1130 and the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51 will follow the service at the funeral home.

     Curly will be laid to rest in Mount Olive Cemetery in the Town of Sturgeon Bay.

     A special thanks goes to his caregiver, Dale Burns, for the daily care given (to Curley) the past two years.

Carol Ann Jacquart

Carol Ann Jacquart, 80, Sturgeon Bay passed away at Sturgeon Bay Health Services on October 8, 2020.  She was born March 3, 1940, in Kewaunee County to Glenway and Myrtle (Kudick) Luedtke.  She graduated from Kewaunee High School.    On May 3, 1974, she married Donald Jacquart at St. Peter’s Church in Kewaunee.  He preceded her in death on August 25, 1992.  Carol was a realtor for American Home Realty. She loved people, bowling and playing cards.

Survivors include her three children, Kevin (Daisy) Haegele; Kandace Haegele and Kim Haegele; three grandchildren, Alex (Marge) Vlies; Samantha (Ron) Zitlow; Jennifer (Alex) Ryterski; three great grandchildren; a brother, Roger (Jan) Luedtke; two sisters, Linda (Roger) Neuzil; Lou Ann (Ray) Easton.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Donald.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.  Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday until time of services.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Jeanette Barta

It is with deep sorrow and much love, that we mourn the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, Jeanette M. Barta, 95, formerly of Rio Creek, on Monday, October 5, 2020, due to complications from Covid-19.  Jeanette was born on December 31, 1924, to the late Charles and Hilda (Simon) Faken in Forestville, where she later had her first job helping in her dad’s cheese factory.  She graduated from Algoma High School in 1942 and went on to attend Wisconsin Rural Normal School Door-Kewaunee Counties and graduated in 1944 with a degree in elementary teaching.  It was her love of big band dancing where she met her future husband.  On September 26, 1946, she married Donald F. Barta, at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Maplewood, after he returned from serving in the United States Army during World War II.  They farmed in Kodan until 1958, when they sold the farm and purchased the Rio Creek Feed Mill, which they operated together for 30 years, with her help as bookkeeper.  Mom loved her flower and vegetable gardens, along with knitting, sewing, card playing, playing piano, and large holiday family gatherings.


She is survived by her five children, Bob (Jane), New Franken, Mary (Tony) Vogel, Brussels, Dave (Sandy), New Franken, Jerry (Tammy), Rio Creek, and Jeanne Stangel (special friend Todd), New Franken; 13 grandchildren, Heidi, Dan, and Darren Barta; Nick and Steve Vogel; Janel Barta and Stacie Orlikowski; Adam, Jake, and Sam Barta; Jessie Mommaerts, Cassie and Cayla Stangel; and 18 great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her father and mother-in-law, Frank and Adeline Barta, her sister Lorraine (Bob) Geitner, brother Roger (Colleen) Faken, sister-in-law Joyce (George) Roberts, and grandson Andy Barta.


On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, NO VISITATION, and PRIVATE MASS of Christian burial, will be held at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Algoma, with Jeanette’s favorite elementary student, the Rev. Anthony Birdsall, officiating and Rev. Bill O’Brien Co-Celebrant.  PRIVATE entombment to follow at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.


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

Evelyn M. Hendricks

Evelyn M. Hendricks, 62, Algoma, passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020 after a courageous battle with Cancer. 


She was born January 18, 1958 in Green Bay to the late Ervin H. and Dolores J. (Barry) Gegare.  Evelyn went on to marry the love of her life, Michael F. Hendricks in Green Bay on May 19, 1979.


Evelyn loved to travel with friends, especially when it was some where tropical, but never turned down a road trip with her dear friend Terry!


She loved to craft and was always coming up with the most creative and beautiful pieces to give to her family and friends every chance she got.  If you ever met Evelyn, you likely have one of her projects as a gift in your home.


Her love of baking was enjoyed by everyone around her.  She never turned away the chance to try the latest and greatest recipe regardless of how difficult the recipe may seem.  Evelyn shared her baking skills with everyone, even folks she did not know very well would often reflect on her amazing desserts.

He ability to keep us all on our toes and her unique charm will be missed by all who knew her.


She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Michael and two daughters and three sons in law,  Katie (Jesse) Derenne, Duvall; Kari (Tim) LeFevre, Casco; Kiely Ramirez; six grandchildren, Brianna Vander heyden, Samantha, Natalie and Shelby Derenne, Mason and Ciara LeFevre; two sisters Judy (Toby) Smits, Mary Gegare; one brother Jimmy (Lois) Gegare; brothers in law and sisters in law, Nancy (John) Kazik, David (Christine) Hendricks, Karen (Greg) Brandt, Kathy Hendricks, Chris (Teri) Hendricks, Paul (Jackie) Hendricks; many nieces, nephews and a multitude of great friends further survive.


Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents; step father Jerry Edges; her oldest daughter Stacey Ramirez; her mother in law and father in law Elaine and Jerome Hendricks; two brothers Bobbie Gegare, David Gegare; two sisters and two brothers in law Elayne (Neil McNulty) Gegare, Karen Berry, Danny Hendricks; special nieces Angel Krueger, Bobbie Jo Solchenberger; a very dear friend, Emily Talken.


Friends may call 9:00 am to 10:45 am Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at St. Peter Church, Lincoln.  Funeral 11:00 am on Wednesday with Rev. Edward Looney officiating.  Burial in St. Peter Cemetery, Lincoln.


Precautionary steps against the Covid-19 virus will be suggested upon entering the church, hand sanitizing, wearing a face covering and social distancing is appreciated.


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Hendricks Family.


A special thank you is extended to everyone who has helped make Evelyn’s life extra special rather than treating her as if she were “Fragile” during these last few years.  She was absolutely a fighter!

Sharon Stahl

Sharon Ann Stahl, age 77, of Luxemburg, passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020. Sharon was born March 26, 1943 to Quintin H. and Myrtle L (Hendricks) Veeser. Sharon was instilled with a great work ethic from early on where she helped on the family farm. On January 5, 1963, she married her sweetheart Denis E. Stahl at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. Denis and Sharon lived in Green Bay for a number of years raising their two daughters until 1980 when they built their home in Luxemburg. Sharon worked at Straubel Paper Mill on Green Bay’s east side until 1968. She then was employed by Pauly Cheese Company which later became Beatrice Cheese until the plant closed in 1988. Sharon didn’t sit idle after her early retirement. She helped Denis with cutting and weed eating at his brother’s farm along with maintaining their own property. He preceded Sharon in death on October 4, 2016.


Sharon has a servant heart and was devoted to helping with her parents’ care until the day they each passed. She was passionate about keeping a tidy house and yard and could be seen at all hours cutting, weed eating or raking leaves on her property. In the winter she would get a head start on shoveling her driveway until help arrived. Sharon loved volunteering at her church as an usher and kitchen assistant. She would frequently talk about the fun church events she helped with and how much joy it brought her.


Sharon is survived by her daughters Carol (Keith) Van Eyck, Bellevue, and Lynn (Tim) Jonet, De Pere; five grandchildren, Jenni Davis, Christine Davis, Christopher Davis, Amber Jonet and Alyssa Jonet; one great granddaughter, Alianna.


She is further survived by three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Russell (Sherry) Veeser, Richard Veeser and special friend Debby, of Luxemburg; Randy (Cindy)  Veeser, Green Bay; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Rosey Pichette, Green Bay; Bonnie (Edsel) Charles, TN; Cindy (Romy) Szozda, FL; brothers in law and sisters in law, Lary (Michele) Stahl, Glen (Wendy) Stahl, Bernadine Mathu, all of Luxemburg; Nancy Stahl, Jeanette Nowak, both of Green Bay; Virginia Goeble, New Franken; Chris Stahl, Kewaunee; numerous nieces and nephews.


Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Denis Stahl; sister Lois (Randy) Zimmerman; brothers-in-law, Tom Pichette, Gerald Stahl, Jim Stahl, Mike “Mickey” Stahl, Gerald Mathu.


Due to the increased Covid outbreak in our communities the Stahl Family would like to keep the funeral service for Sharon PRIVATE, only to protect others.


 We can feel the love and prayers you are sending!


McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg is assisting the Stahl Family.

Joan Frances Mitchell

Joan Frances Mitchell, 86, Howards Grove, formerly of Algoma, died Monday October 5, 2020 at the Harvest Home in Howards Grove.  She was born January 9, 1934 in Detroit, MI to George and Gladys (Goddard) Carpen. 

Joan married George Crithfield in Oakland CA in 1954.  Then she married Donald Mitchell in Detroit, MI. September 19, 1964. 

Joan enjoyed training and showing dogs including field trials.  She became a certified scuba diver and learned to sail in her 60's.  She was a past officer of the Wisconsin Federation of Republican Women.  She exemplified life long learning, taking many classes in a variety of subjects.  She also enjoyed the time she spent with her grandchildren and traveling to Cancun, Mexico. 

Joan was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Sturgeon Bay.

Joan is survived by her five children son, George Crithfield, daughter Valerie Crithfield, son Steven Crithfield (Eric Schockman), daughter Margaret (Brent) Garner and son Paul (Mary) Mitchell; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband George, second husband Donald, October 18, 2009, sister Violet, brother Jack and two sisters-in-law Irene and Valerie.

Family and friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, on Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 12:00 PM.

Burial to follow at the Evergreen Cemetery.

Express your sympathy, memories or pictures on Joan's tribute page at

Covid 19 procedures will be followed by wearing masks and social distancing.

Jeff Laurent

Jeff Laurent, 78, Algoma, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 after a courageous battle with mesothelioma.  He was born August 17, 1942 in Algoma to Victor and Emma Laurent. 

Jeff married Diane Fulp in Kewaunee on March 6, 1965.


Jeff had worked various jobs until his job at the Algoma Hardwoods where he worked for 43 years.  He was an avid fisherman, bird watcher and playing cards with his family and friends.  He also enjoyed his flower garden and cutting his lawn.  You would always see him riding his moped or his three wheel bicycle around town.  He would brag about the number of squirrels he trapped and then would let go in the wild.  Jeff was a stubborn old belgian, but a very loving and kind belgian.  He was always very proud of his grandsons and held and took care of Jame's and Tyler's toy tractor collection that was in Jeff's basement.  Jeff will be remembered by his famous words, "Don't you go away hungry". 


Jeff is survived by his wife of 55 years, Diane, two daughters Vicky Laurent (Gregg Viste) and Susan Soukup; four grandson James Kruswick (financ'ee Kate Todd), Tyler (Destini) Kruswick, Corey Kruswick and Jordan Soukup; three great grandsons Brennan Kruswick, Coltin Downing and Wyatt Kruswick; two sisters Agatha McKowski and Rita Syka; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Daniel (Geraldine) Matuszak and Charlotte (Sylven) Konkel; many nieces and nephews


He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two half-brothers.


Family and friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Friday, October 9, 2020 from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:30 AM with Rev. John Moll officiating.  Burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers memorials may go to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation or the Door Kewaunee Fish for Kids Event.


Express your sympathies, memories or pictures to Jeff's tribute page at


Covid recommendations will be followed with masks required and social distancing at the funeral home.

Ronald Sweetman

Surrounded by his family, Ronald Richard Sweetman, 80, of Sturgeon Bay went to his heavenly home to be in the presence of his Savior on Sunday, October 4, 2020, after a 1 ½ year struggle with cancer. 

Ron was born in Manitowoc on August 30, 1940, to Walter and Violet (Potratz) Sweetman.  He was a 1958 graduate of Lincoln HS, Manitowoc, WI and served his country in the US Navy from 1958 – 1961.  He retired after 34 years of employment at Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay.

Ron married Audrey Klann on July 7, 1962, at St. John-St. James Lutheran Church, Reedsville, WI.  They were blessed with two children, Christine and Scott and three granddaughters, Amber Young, and Jessica and Lauren Sweetman.  He was a longtime and faithful member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.

In his early years, Ron played with many slow pitch softball teams in Door County. He also played fast pitch softball for 12 years, winning 2 championships with some great players behind him.  He also enjoyed bowling for a number of years. In later years, Ron spent time umpiring games at the softball field. 

Some of the best times Ron enjoyed were spent watching Christine and Scott participate in high school sports.  He truly treasured the time he spent with family.

More recently, Ron enjoyed reading autobiographies and spy fiction, doing crossword puzzles, WDOR Trivia, and playing sheepshead and cribbage with friends.

Surviving are his wife, Audrey; children, Christine (Michael) Young, Hancock, MI; Scott (Kelly) Sweetman, Appleton; granddaughters, Amber (fiancé, Kyle McLean) Young, Bozeman, MT; Jessica and Lauren Sweetman, Appleton, WI; sister-in-law, JoAnn Krahn, Brillion, WI; brother-in-law, Gene (Kathy) Klann, Greensboro, NC; and many family and friends.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Ludene and Richard Stock; and brother-in-law, Howard Krahn.

Friends may call at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am by the Rev. Carl Schroeder.   Burial with military honors will be conducted at Schumacher Cemetery.   Face masks are required, and social distancing measures will be implemented for all in attendance.  Memorial donations are requested to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Tuition Assistance Fund.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

Paul Lyle Bonlander

“Your child will teach you more than you will every teach them.”


With deepest sorrow, we announce that Paul Lyle Bonlander, 42, of Denmark, our most beloved son, brother, family member and friend, passed away on Saturday morning, September 26, 2020.  Paul was born on June 30, 1978. 


He graduated from Syble Hopp, Class of 2000.


Those who knew Paul, even just a little, lost a shinning light in their lives.  Though he faced a myriad of challenges that set him apart from his peers in many ways, Paul showed us perseverance and inner strength through all that he overcame throughout his life.


He is survived in this world by his loving parents, Lyle and Rosie Bonlander, his two brothers, Dale (Michelle), Chuck; his sister, Dawn (Randy Gilson), nephews, Joshua, Nicholas, Noah Bonlander, Lance and Colin Gilson.  Paul is further survived by his aunts and uncles, Terry (Bonnie) Bonlander, Wil and Lynnette Pernell, Tom and Linda Paider, Ron and Mary Paider, William and Jo Ann Krueger, Steve and Patti Paider, Dennis and Sandy Duckett, Jerry Paider; several cousins.


Those he will meet in Heaven include his grandparents, William and Genevieve Bonlander, Benedict Sr. and Marie Paider; godparents, Benedict Paider Jr. and Eleanor Schultz; uncles, Dale, Ron, Mark Bonlander; aunts, Jovita Bonlander and Lynn Paider.


Friends may call between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Monday, October 5, 2020 at St. Lawrence Church, Stangelville.


Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating, Rev. William O’Brien concelebrating and Christal Wavrunek assisting.

  Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery.


Precautionary steps are requested due to the Covid-19 virus.  Respect taken in social distancing and wearing a face covering is strongly suggested.


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Bonlander Family.


A heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff of Door County Memorial Hospital. 


In lieu of flowers, Paul’s family asks that memorials to Sunshine House, Inc in Sturgeon Bay, WI be placed in his memory.

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