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Loretta M. Robertoy

Loretta M. Robertoy, 83 years, of Fish Creek, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay.


     She was born December 26, 1936 in Sturgeon Bay the daughter of the late Jacob “Jake” and Helen (Buechner) Merkle. In 1954, she graduated from Gibraltar High School.  Loretta was united in marriage on October 6, 1956 with Marvin J. Robertoy at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport. For a few years, they lived in Milwaukee before moving to Fish Creek, where they have owned and operated Hyline Orchard for over 60 years, just north of Egg Harbor on Hwy 42.


      She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville. Loretta was an active member of her church, where she taught Sunday school, was a youth group leader, served on the church council for many years and as Sunday School Superintendent.


     Loretta enjoyed the daily workings of their family’s business which included growing and harvesting the fruit, canning, and selling various products to lifelong customers, many who would become her family’s friends. She also was known for her talent crocheting and when she was younger, her love of painting.


     Survivors include her husband, Marvin; two daughters, Nancy (Dennis) Delsart and Cindy (Dave) Enigl, both of Egg Harbor; seven grandchildren, Tracy (fiancé, Dusty Buhr) and Paul (friend, Crystal) Robertoy, Nathan (Amber), Megan (friend, Michael), and Alyssa (friend, Tyler) Delsart, and James (Kaari) and Justin Enigl; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mae Rhode of Green Bay, Marie VanGundy of Ohio, and Cora (Tom) Huntter of Pennsylvania; and three sisters-in-law, Alice Merkle of Baileys Harbor, Adeline Gray of West Allis, and Rosemary (Leon) Hasenjager of Fish Creek.


     Preceding her in death were her parents; infant son, James; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Vicky Robertoy; brother, Frederick “Fritz” Merkle; and brothers-in-law, Tom VanGundy and Donald Gray.


     A funeral service to honor Loretta will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. She will be laid to rest in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Juddville.


     Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.


     In consideration of the current local and statewide COVID-19 health guidelines, those in attendance are required to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing. Temperature checks and hand sanitizer will be provided upon entry into funeral home. A 25% dual chapel occupancy will be permitted.

Jean Ann Vogel

Jean Ann Vogel, 66, of Brussels, passed away at Aurora Bay Care in Green Bay on November 27, 2020.  She was born September 17, 1954 in Green Bay to James and Marjorie (Wardlow) Thomas.  She married John Francis Vogel on October 16, 1993 in Maplewood.

Jean graduated from West High in Green Bay and studied nursing at North East Wisconsin Technical College.  For 36 years, she worked as a claim’s processor for Humana Insurance.

Jean was full of life, always smiling, and loved being around people.  She loved being with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She enjoyed scrapbooking, arts and crafts, and some travel.   Jean will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

Survivors include her husband, John; her son, Greg Bastien, and four grandchildren, Parker, Cora, Bailey and Carter Bastien; a brother, Jerry (Fitzy) Kidd, of Green Bay.  She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Jim, Donald and Steven Kidd, and a sister, Kathleen Delveaux.

Public funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood with the Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services.  Face masks and proper social distancing will be required.   Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Judge S. Dean Pies

Former Kewaunee Circuit Court & Reserve Judge S. Dean Pies passed away on November 25, 2020 at his home in Algoma, WI. surrounded by his family.   He was born April 5, 1928 in Sawyer, now Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin to Marvin W. and Edith (Krueger) Pies, attended Sturgeon Bay High School and was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin (Madison) with a Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate Degree.


   Dean was married to Betty J. Trodahl on April 26, 1952 at the Shiloh Moravian Church.  They were married just under 68 years when Betty passed away on April 3, 2020.  They had three children that they loved and cherished.  They were preceded in death by their son Attorney Marvin W. Pies.  Dean is survived by a daughter Kaare A. Auditore, an Occupational Therapist Registered and Licensed (Michael L. Walker), Algoma, WI, and a son Attorney Torren K. Pies (Ellen), Stevens Point, WI.  He is also survived by four grandchildren Nickolas M. Auditore (Abby), Phoenix, AZ, Madeline K. Pies, Chicago, IL Olivia A. Pies, Madison, WI, and Torren Dawson Pies, Chicago, IL, and one great grandchild, Aria Kaarly Auditore, Phoenix, AZ.


   The family would like to thank his special friend, Angela Walker, of  Green Bay, WI.


    Dean was a Korean War Veteran (1950-1953), serving with C Battery, 625th Field Artillery Battalion, 40th Infantry Division & A Battery, 37th Field Artillery Battalion, 2nd (Indianhead) Division, as a Forward Observer & Battery Executive Officer, as well as being a training officer with the Korean Army 205th Field Artillery Battalion, being discharged with the rank of 1st Lt.


   While in the military, he was awarded the Korean Service Metal with three Service stars, the Commendation Ribbon with Medal Pendant, the United Nations Service Metal, the National Defense Service Metal, and the Korean War Service Medal awarded by the Republic of Korea.


   Judge Pies practiced law in Algoma with Attorney George F. Miller and later with Attorneys Jacob P. Blazkovec and James L. Evans from 1958 to 1979.


    He served as City Attorney for the City of Algoma for over eight years as well as Village Attorney for the Villages of Egg Harbor and Forestville, incorporating both as villages.


    He was elected and served as District Attorney for Kewaunee County for two terms from 1963 to 1966, and later elected and served as Kewaunee County Circuit Court Judge from 1980 to 1992, thereafter serving as a State of Wisconsin Reserve Judge until January 2000.


    Judge Pies was a member of the Wisconsin, Kewaunee County and Door-Kewaunee Bar Associations.  An Eagle Scout in early life and active in Boy Scouts of America, serving as a Cubmaster, District Officer, Troop Committeeman, and Order of the Arrow member, receiving the District Trailblazer award and Axe in 1968.


    Judge Pies was also involved in the following organizations: Wisconsin Alumni Association, Algoma Boat Club, Henry S. Baird Lodge #174 F. & A. M., Ernest-Haucke Post #236 American Legion, Wisconsin Trial Judges Association, and the 2nd Indianhead Association.  He was also a member of the Algoma United Methodist Church, being a Trustee for 22 years and Chairman for 9 years.


   He was also a Director of the former Bank of Rio Creek, The Algoma Bank, the Community State Bank and its successor F&M Bank-Algoma.  He was the Government Appeal Agent for the Kewaunee County Selective Service Board from 1967 to 1971.


    He was also a former President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Algoma Lions Club and a recipient of the Lions Key.  In early Algoma years, he was active in Voluntary Republican Party politics, being a past Kewaunee County Chairman and also was a former Director of the Algoma Chamber of Commerce.


    Judge Pies was a Life Member of the former Hostak-Novak VFW Post #7152 being Commander for 4 years.  When that ceased to exist, he became a member of the Kewaunee County VFW Post #3392.


   Other organizations he was a member of included:  Kewaunee County Historical Society, Wisconsin Historical Society, life member of the Wisconsin District Attorneys Association and the Wisconsin Alumni Association.  He was an original member of the Cherryland Vagabonds Motorcycle Club and a member and past President of the Shiloh Church Cemetery Association.


   There will be a private family service at the Shiloh Moravian Church.  There will be full military honors at the graveside for Dean.


   The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma was entrusted to assist the family with arrangements.

Audrey M. Reckelberg

Audrey M. Reckelberg, 88, Luxemburg died Tuesday, November 24, 2020. 


She was born in Denmark on May 15, 1932 to the late Walter and Gladys C. (Yager) Radue. 


On October 2, 1954, Audrey married Frederick W. Reckelberg at Christ Ev. Lutheran Church in Denmark. 

He preceded her in death on December 27, 2002.


At her early teenage years, Audrey began playing the organ for the Lutheran Church in Henrysville. 

She continued with her musical talent, teaching numerous students, playing for countless weddings and funerals.  Audrey humbly was presented with an award from St. Paul Lutheran Church, for over 70 years combined musical service. 


She was the secretary of the Wisconsin Steam Engine Club for 40 plus years.


  Audrey was involved with 4-H and Lutherans for Life.  A devoted wife and mother she was very involved with the lives of her family.  She and Fred made two trips out to Germany, and she always looked forward to gathering with friends at the Steam Engine Group. 


Most of all, NO ONE could bake a better angel food cake than Audrey!


Survivors include her three children, Paul (friend, Heidrum Sautke) Reckelberg, Glenn (Renee) Reckelberg, Doug (Sandy) Reckelberg, all of Luxemburg; four grandchildren, Kristine (Scott Boulanger) Reckelberg, Craig Reckelberg, Kevin Reckelberg, Tyler (Courtney Boehm) Reckelberg; five step grandchildren; one great granddaughter; eleven step great grandchildren; one brother in law, Myron Shimanek, Denmark; brothers in law and sisters in law, nieces and nephews along with Audrey’s little dog, Buffy, further survive


Audrey was preceded in death by two sisters, Elaine (August) Krueger, Joanne Shimanek; Reckelberg brothers in law and sisters in law.


Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier, 9:30 to 10:45 am, Friday, November 27, 2020.


  Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.  Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Montpelier.


Covid-19 virus precaution advised by wearing a face covering, social distancing and use of hand sanitizer, please.


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


A special thank you is extended to Heartland Hospice and the Staff of Emerald Shores CBRF in Kewaunee especially, Kendal, Angie, Crystal, Casey, Tori, Ariel, Sara, Marridan and Alina. The care you offered Mom was remarkable!


Rowena M. Gorz

Rowena Margareta Gorz was born to eternal life on Tuesday, November 24 after complications from Covid 19.   Rowena, the beloved daughter of Edward and Margareta Matschke, was born in Mankato, Minnesota on December 27, 1931.  She became a child of God through Baptism at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Mankato. She attended Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN  to become an elementary Christian Day School teacher.   She was sent to  St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Algoma, Wisconsin, as an emergency teacher in 1950.   It was in Algoma that she met the love of her life, Dr. Arthur J. Gorz.  They were married on July 19, 1952 and celebrated 46 years together.   They were blessed with four children:  Carole ( Mark) Rajkovich, John ( Susan) Gorz, Susan ( Todd) Bussian, and Kathryn ( Todd) Mielke.  

Rowena loved being a mother and spent many years as an at-home mom.  When her children were older, she decided to complete her teaching degree.  She attended Door County Teacher’s College,  UWGB and UW-Oshkosh and received her Bachelor’s degree in Education.  Ironically, she never went back and taught, but attended classes to become a paraoptometric assistant.  She spent many years working as a paraoptometric assistant and office manager  in her husband’s optometric practice.

Music was an important part of her life.  She sang in the church choir at St. Pauls, directed the Junior Choir, conducted the 4-H choir, taught music at St. Paul’s school, and played church organ for 50 years.  

Rowena lived a life of service, not only in her church, but in the community.  She served on the Algoma School Board and the Algoma Housing Authority for many years.  She belonged to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society at St. Paul’s and enjoyed her weekly quilting group very much.  She belonged to the Ladies Aid at St. Paul’s.

She was an incredible woman.  She taught her family so much in her 88 years.  First and foremost, she taught us to trust God in all things.  Her faith was unshakeable.  She was a role model for all of us to put God in the center of our lives.  She also taught us how to fight.  She beat pancreatic cancer and lung cancer and lived a full life even when she couldn’t see well because of macular degeneration.  Even when she lost Art, the love of her life, she fought back and lived life to the fullest.  She was a wonderful Grandma and loved her Grandchildren and was so proud of all of them.  We will miss being able to ask her advice and share stories about the kids with her.  We were all so blessed to have had her as part of our lives.  She was kind, smart, funny, and our best friend.  We will miss everything about her but rejoice that she took the fast track to Heaven and is with Jesus and Art and so many others who have gone before her.  Enjoy your first Thanksgiving in Heaven, Mom.

Rowena was preceded in death by her parents, mother and father-in-law, and husband.  She is survived by her children and grandchildren:  Nathan and Erin Rajkovich, Michael, Margaret, and Andrew Gorz, Tyler and Nicholas Bussian, and Madison and Caden Mielke.  

Visitation will take place on Saturday, November 28 from 9:00 until 10:30 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Algoma, WI.  Face masks and social distancing will be required.  A private family service will be held at 11:00 am.    This service will be live streamed.  Memorials for St. Paul’s Lutheran School would be appreciated.

The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, was entrusted to assist the family with arrangements.

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James P. Mackey

James Patrick Mackey M.D., 88, of Sturgeon Bay died peacefully at his home on November 25, 2020.  He was born August 16, 1932 in St. Paul, MN to John and Lois (Carroll) Mackey.  On August 20, 1955 he married Rosemary Alice Egan in South St. Paul, MN.

Jim attended St. Thomas College in St. Paul, MN and St. Louis University Medical School in Missouri.  He did his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Jim and Rosemary settled in Green Bay where he practiced as an anesthesiologist until his retirement in 1995.

Jim and Rose retired to Door County where he enjoyed many years of fishing.  He also spent time hunting in Crivitz.  He simply enjoyed life and treasured his family.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Rosemary; eight children: Mary Mackey, Terry (Randy) Romenesko, Michael (Heidi Tilot) Mackey, Kathy (Jeff) Geygan, Colleen (Pete) Smits, Meghan Novotny, Patrick (Sara Malin) Mackey, Molly (Glenn) Bernstein; 13 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, Daniel; two brothers, Kevin and Bill Mackey.

Private services will be conducted at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Inurnment will be at Allouez Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to Unity Hospice (2366 Oak Ridge Circle, DePere, WI 54115), Sisters of Holy Cross at Bay Settlement (3110 Nicolet Dr. Green Bay WI 54311) or St. John’s Homeless Shelter (411 St. John Street, Green Bay, WI 54301).

Special thanks to Unity Hospice and Dr. Paul Schmitz for their compassion care and support.

Daniel J. Ratajczak

Daniel J. Ratajczak Sr., 88, of Luxemburg passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 22, 2020. 


 He was born on October 3, 1932 in Kewaunee to the late Andrew and Sophie (Blohowiak) Ratajczak. 


He married Carol DuBois on May 7, 1960 at St. Martin, Church in Tonet, Wisconsin.

Dan was proud to have served his country in the army from January 1953 with Company C 42nd Armored Infantry Battalion until his honorable discharge in January 1961.  He became a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 in Luxemburg. 

Prior to and upon his return, he continued in the family tradition as a cheese maker.


Dan enjoyed playing cards, cutting lawn, riding on his mule, taking bus trips and helping out at 141 Speedway.  He took special joy in cleaning the slabs with the bob cat before each race day.    Dan also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren tinkering around the work shop and out in the woods.

Survivors include children Leigh Ann (Layne) Kelley ,Menomonie, WI;  Dawn (John) March ,Stevens Point;  Dan Jr. (Angie) Ratajczak, Luxemburg; Jeanette Ratajczak, special friend Chris Deprey, Dyckesville; Scott Ratajczak, Kewaunee; sisters- Dolores Lemens and Clara DeJardin, both of Luxemburg; sisters-in-law, Nona “Kitty” Ratajczak, Green Bay; Marie (Matt) Schweiner, Denmark; brothers-in-law Jim (Nancy) DuBois, Luxemburg; Richard DuBois, DePere; Seven grandchildren, Nicole (Ryan), Tyler, Michael, Nicholas, Matthew, Andrew (fiancé Emma), Rebecca, special friend Josh, along with many nieces and nephews.


Dan was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol, of 59 ½ years, his parents, Andrew and Sophie Ratajczak, sister Mary, brother George, mother-in-law and father-in-law Henry and Phoebe Dubois, brothers in-law Wilbert Steinhorst, Lyle Lemens, Joseph DeJardin, Jerry Retzlaff, Harold DuBois, Gerald DuBois, Henry DuBois Jr.; sisters-in-law, Anna DuBois, Germaine (Jonet-Marchant) Ratajczak, Linda DuBois; son-in-law Jim Graetz along with his beloved pets, Sandy and Deigo.


A special thank you goes out to close friends, Shirley and Cletus.


Per Dan’s wished he will be cremated.  Final resting place will be the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay. Full military rites with the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg.


In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Dan’s name.  Due to the pandemic, a private service will be held for the immediate family.   A celebration of his life will be planned for the spring/summer 2021.


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Ratajczak Family.


Betty L. Behrens

Betty L. Behrens 84, of Algoma, beloved wife to Bill Behrens, departed this life peacefully on November 23, 2020 at Emerald Shores Assisted Living with Bill at her side.


Betty was born on February 7, 1936 in Old Town, FL., the daughter of Clayton Long and Alma Shuemake (Drawdy). She spent her youth living on the banks of the Suwannee River and loved playing Tarzan and Jane with her older brother Buster.  When she was 12 the family moved to Jacksonville FL where she attended Robert E. Lee High School.  Shortly after graduation, she met her future husband Bill on a blind date.  Bill was in the Navy and stationed at Mayport Naval Base.  They were married on September 18, 1954.  After Bill’s enlistment was up, they moved to Harvard, IL where she got her first taste of being a dairy farmers wife. She and Bill farmed for many years before retiring in Florida.  


After raising her four daughters in Casco, She and Bill moved to Jacksonville to be near her mother.  During this time Betty became one of the top real estate agents in the Jacksonville area.  They lived there twenty years and then moved to Algoma in 2003. 

Betty was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She cherished her husband Bill often calling him “Sweetie”. Their 66 years of blessed marriage was true love on display every moment. Her daughters brought her humor, joy and excitement to her life. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren filled her heart with happiness. Her devotion to family and her love for Bill are just a few of the many reasons she will be sadly missed.


Survived by her husband William “Bill”, daughters Pat, Pam (Tom Zander), Debbie (Mark Ferron) and Meri (Ed Uecker); grandchildren Michael Kipp (Wendy), Heather Dachelet (Dave), Amanda Jankowski (Adam) and Jeremiah Uecker. She is also survived by her great grandchildren Valerie Kipp, Violet Kipp, Howie Kipp, Dylan Dachelet, Dalton Dachelet, Lily Jankowski, Kane Jankowski and Haleigh Uecker.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents Clayton Long, Alma Shuemake, stepfather Clarence Shuemake and her brother Clayton H Long. 


A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Debra "Debbie" A. DeGrand

Debra “Debbie” A. DeGrand, 64, Eaton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 22, 2020 with family by her side following a courageous battle with pain for years. She was born in Green Bay on January 6, 1956 to the late Joseph J. and Doris A. (Chefdore) Felix. She graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1974.  Deb had a huge passion and determination to become a Registered Nurse.  In 1991 Debbie was in a very severe car accident but still managed to continue with her education and became an RN in 1994.   On July 15, 1995 she married Ronald “Ron” A. DeGrand in Eaton.  Deb had a heart of gold. She was always willing to be a shoulder to lean on and a listening ear.  “Gabbing” on the phone came as a natural talent.  Over the years, Debbie spent countless hours connecting with her dear friend, Chris Renard.  She was an animal lover and held a very special bond with the family dog, Molly. Debbie enjoyed stock car races and camping when she was well. Debbie’s grandchildren were her world. She had so much joy taking care of her first grandson, Carson, for his first three years. Spending time with family overshadowed everything else.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Ron; five children, Brandon (Nicki) Jerovetz, Danielle (Tyler) DuChateau, Ryan (Carissa Baldwin) DeGrand, Jenelle Kintgen, Jessica (Nate Arts) Macco; eight grandchildren, Carson, Liam, Ryker, Skylar, Kolyn, Kolton, Madelyn and Jasmine; one brother, Jim Felix; brothers in law and sisters in law, Dan DeGrand, Larry DeGrand, Jean Conard, Mark (Terri Arndt) DeGrand; nieces and nephews.

Debbie was preceded in death by one son, Chad Weber; her maternal grandparents, Louie and Leona Chefdore; her father in law and mother in law, Harold and Irma DeGrand; brothers in law and sisters in law, Darold (Pam) DeGrand, Marilyn DeGrand, Steve Conard.

Friends may call 9:00 to 10:45 am on Monday, November 30, 2020 at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Sugarbush. Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.  Burial in Fort Howard Cemetery, Green Bay.

Covid-19 virus precaution is strongly advised by wearing a face covering, social distancing and hand sanitizing.

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

A note of thanks is extended to the staff of Rennes Health and Rehab in De Pere and Compassus Hospice for taking such great care of our precious Mom!

recious Mom!

Edward Sticka

Edward Sticka, 96, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.


Edward was born on August 5, 1924. He grew up on a farm in Slovan, WI with three brothers and a sister. He graduated from Casco High School in 1942.


He married Verna Mura on May 13, 1944. They lived in Algoma, WI throughout their lives together. A day did not go by in their sixty nine years of marriage that he didn’t tell Verna that he loved her. Verna died in 2013.


Edward served in World War 2 as an Army tank gunner and earned a Purple Heart.


He worked at Algoma Plywood, St. Mary’s School and he owned and operated Sticka’s Landscape Nursery.


Edward was crazy about his two great grandchildren, Zephie and AJ. He was a wonderful father to his daughter, Jennifer and her husband Jim.


Edward loved to laugh, tease and joke. He was positive and optimistic.


He was well loved by his family and had many good friends. He outlived most of them.


A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Drumlin Assisted Living and Agrace Hospice in Dane County.


There will be a graveside ceremony at St. Mary’s cemetery in Algoma, WI at 1:30 pm on Saturday, November 21st. Attendants are asked to wear masks and socially distance.


Memorials may be given to St. Mary’s Church or Neighbor to Neighbor, Door County.


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

Oscar E. Guillén

Oscar Elias Guillén, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly due to Covid on Friday, November 13, 2020 in Brussels, WI. Elias was born in Madera, Chihuahua, México on May 29, 1937 to Erasmo and Maria (Estrada) Guillén. On January 17, 1970, he married Maria Francisca Morales at the Catholic Church in Las Varas, Chihuahua, México. In Las Varas, Elias owned a billiard hall, farmed corn, and was recruited to play baseball for traveling teams. He was an excellent pitcher and shortstop. 


The family moved to Egg Harbor, WI in 1986. Elias was extremely responsible and hard working. He worked in the cherry and apple orchards in Door County for many years. Everyone who knew him enjoyed his radiant and contagious smile.


Elias is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Francisca (Quica), and their children, Roberto (Cathie), Marco (Amy), Omar (Amy), and Arianna (Sam Counard). He is the proudly devoted grandfather of Jacob, Joshua and Vanessa Guillén; Ana and Marco Olson Guillén, Jr.; and Christian and Madyson Counard. Elias is also survived by 4 brothers and 1 sister, and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister.


Throughout his life, Elias (Abuelito, or Lito for short) loved watching his kids and grandkids participate in all kinds of sports and activities. He was their number one fan. Elias was a devout Christian and always gave thanks to God for his blessings. He is fondly remembered by many friends in the Door County community and beyond. His family misses him greatly and will cherish all of the wonderful memories with him forever!


A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family with arrangements.


Shirley Ann Urbanek

Shirley Ann Urbanek, 75, of Kewaunee, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay, WI.


She was born January 21, 1945, in Kewaunee to the late Robert and Leona (Stuebs) Schunke.

Shirley grew up in Kewaunee and attended Kewaunee High School.


On Sept. 28, 1963, she married Edward J. Urbanek in Kewaunee.  He preceded her in death on Mar. 22, 2003.

Shirley enjoyed reading and putting together puzzles. She was an excellent cook, working for many restaurants in the Kewaunee area including the Alaskan Supper Club, Karsten Hotel and Birchwood Inn. She enjoyed cooking for her extended family and her potato salad, Thanksgiving stuffing and Chex mix were legendary within the family.


Shirley survived a serious car accident 15 years ago and she dealt with the subsequent limitations and health issues with amazing strength and grace. She was truly one of sweetest women you would ever meet but also had a feisty side if she did not agree! She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Shirley is survived by her brother; Richard (Jane) Schunke of Kewaunee; sisters Diane (Larry) Schneider of Kewaunee; LouAnn (Ron) Sisel of Green Bay and sister-in-law Diane Schunke of Kewaunee, step-son Doug Bitzan of Algoma, step-grandchildren Lukas and Derek Bitzan of Algoma, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, parents, brother; Harold Schunke, and brother-in-law, Kent DeJardin.

Due to Covid-19, private family services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kewaunee with Rev. Matthew Sprunger officiating.

Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.


 McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the family. 


   Memorial tributes may be mailed to McMahon Funeral Home, P.O. Box 36, Luxemburg, WI. 54217 to the attention of the Urbanek Family.


A thank you is extended to the Kewaunee Rescue Squad, Aurora Hospital, the staff of various rehab facilities and home health care workers; as well as all family and friends who have taken such great care of Shirley over the years!

Randall "Randy" J. Soukup

Randall "Randy" J. Soukup, 68, Forestville, passed away Nov. 16, 2020 after a short battle with cancer.  He was born April 18, 1952 in Door County to Raymond and Joanne (LeCloux) Soukup. 


Randy graduated from the Southern Door High School in 1970.  He worked at Palmer Johnson as a pipe fitter until he retired in 2014.


Randy married Martha Gruendemann August 24, 1979. 


Randy enjoyed the time he spent with family, friends and Miss Kitty.  He had a passion for his land and loved working on his tractors, cars, and building things in his garage.


Randy is survived by his wife, Martha, his mother Joanne De Namur, brothers Gary (Vicky) Soukup, Rick (Polly) Soukup, Jeff DeNamur and sister Michelle (Jeff) Bruemmer; he is further survived by his mother-in-law Marie Gruendemann, three sisters-in-law Sarah (Ken) Ridderikhoff, Hannah Gruendemann and Leah Gruendemann; Nephews Richard (Jamie) Soukup, Michael (Deven) Soukup, Greg Soukup, Nathan Bruemmer and Kyle Bruemmer and other great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father Raymond, step father Harry DeNamur, paternal and maternal grandparent, father-in-law Marcus Gruendemann and one nephew John Soukup. 


A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.


The family wants to give a special thank you to Unity Hospice for all the care and kindness given to Randy and his family.


The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, was entrusted to assist the family with arrangements.

Nancy Wilterding Davis

Nancy Wilterding Davis died quietly in her sleep on November 11, 2020 at the age of 93. She was born on November 1, 1927, the first child of John Howard and Florence (Colburn) Wilterding in Green Bay, WI. She grew up in Menasha, WI with twin siblings Gretchen and John Jr. When Nancy went to college at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, her brother Mark was born.

     Nancy met her husband, Robert “Bob” Davis, in Menasha when he came to take Nancy’s sister, Gretchen, on a date. She described it as love at first sight. They married in June 1951 and raised (and spoiled) five children, all of whom are still living: Rob, Martha, Cole (Tina), Sarah (Ralph) Maas, and Laura (Theresa Farris). She also leaves behind ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, as well as foster daughter, Sabina Kruse (Dalton) and their three children who have always known Nancy as Grandma. Bob preceded her in death in 2017.

     Nancy and Bob moved to Lake Bluff, IL in 1955 and resided there for four decades in four different houses, the first and last one being of Nancy’s design. In 1965, they built a family cottage (also of Nancy’s design) in Ephraim, WI. When they retired in 1995, they moved to Ephraim after renovating/restoring and expanding an 1870’s farmhouse. Sailing was an integral part of their lives. Nancy thoroughly enjoyed many month-long cruises on the Great Lakes as Bob’s first-mate on the Great Bear II.

     From her earliest memories, Nancy had a talent for art. As a self-taught oil painter, she mastered additional skills, including sculpting, copper plate etchings, watercolor, cross stitching, needlepoint, Danish thread count, knitting and creating traditional Ukrainian eggs. She willingly shared her knowledge and skills with anyone who asked, including teaching basic drawing, cross stitching and knitting at The Clearing in Ellison Bay.

     Besides being a talented artist, Nancy welcomed everyone and nurtured many a soul needing love and a comforting ear, including exchange students from Brazil, Ghana, and the Philippines. Many a young person have called her “mama” including her current caregivers. For 47 years, she hosted an annual neighborhood Christmas dessert open house, which warmed the hearts of her community. When her health began to fail, she had a steady stream of friends and relatives stopping by for a visit to share their mutual admiration and joy.

     Nancy and Bob enjoyed 66 wonderful years together and gave much of their time and talent to many organizations. As such, instead of giving flowers, please consider sending a memorial to: Ephraim (WI) Historical Foundation, The Clearing (Ellison Bay, WI), or The Door County Land Trust (Sturgeon Bay).

     A celebration of Nancy’s life will be held in the spring of 2021 in Ephraim, WI.

     Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Sister Bay is assisting the Davis family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Nancy may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

 Edward E. Stoeger

 Edward Ernest Stoeger, 78, of Valmy in the Town of Sevastopol, was called Home to be with the Lord, Thursday morning, November 12, 2020 while at Woodside Villa Assisted Living in Ashwaubenon.

     He was born April 26, 1942 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Ernest Charles Stoeger and Lucille Agnes (Ehlers) Stoeger. Ed grew up attending Saints Peter and Paul School and Parish in Institute where he received the sacraments of Holy Baptism, first communion, and confirmation. He graduated from Sevastopol High School with the class of 1960. He met Doris Mae (Anderson) during his junior year at Sevastopol, and they were united in marriage on August 25, 1962 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church where they remained lifelong members.

     Ed initially worked for the Fruit Growers Cooperative (canning plant) off Reynolds Road in the Town of Sevastopol during and after high school in addition to helping on the family dairy farm on Clark Lake Road (to the east of State Highway 57). He then went to work in the shipyards at Christy Corporation in Sturgeon Bay for a few years before continuing the farm (full-time) as the third generation from his father (the second generation). Ed farmed with his son, Charles, until 1995 at which time he and Doris moved to Whitefish Bay Road in Valmy. Those who knew Ed, knew he was never one to sit still. He helped log the lumber for his house on Whitefish Bay Road and then established Door County Cedar Crafts in his retirement and helped log the wood for the furniture he created.

     Ed was an active member of Saints Peter and Paul Parish where he served as usher, was a member of the Men’s Club, and also served on various committees. He enjoyed playing softball in Institute. Ed also liked shooting trap at the Door County Rod and Gun Club on the Meissner Landscape team. He loved hunting and fishing (ice and salmon) and always looked forward to his trips out west to Wyoming and also fishing trips to the lake. Ed began fishing with friends earlier on, then his children and sons-in-law, and later his grandchildren. When he wasn’t fishing, he could be found at the launch ramp in Whitefish Bay watching the day’s catch(es) be brought in. Ed also loved squirrel hunting, and that provided a great stress relief during halftime of Green Bay Packers games (during their difficult seasons years ago). Not one for politics, he was proud to have served on the Town of Sevastopol planning committee for the new Town Hall and considered that time as his “political contribution.” Ed loved his home community of Sevastopol was a strong supporter of various community and school efforts. With his coffee clutch, he enjoyed going to breakfast at Andy’s Fish Market, then My Sister’s Café, and eventually the Corner Café. Above all, Ed loved his family and cherished the time he spent with them, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren in his later years.

     He will be deeply missed by his beloved wife, Doris, with whom he was blessed with over 58 years of marriage; his two sons and three daughters, Charles Stoeger of Valmy, Michelle (Matthew) Orthober of Egg Harbor, Laurie (Glenn) Hasenjager of Egg Harbor, Lynn (Robert) Heyduk of Manitowoc, and Mark (friend, Lisa Hart) of Jacksonport; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey and Samantha Stoeger, Andrew (Karen) Orthober and Chelsea (Adam) Edgerly, Aaron (Maygen) and Sara (fiancé, Colin McMahon) Hasenjager, and Rebecca (Dalton) Jonas and Tyler Heyduk; five great-grandchildren, Calvin Orthober, Evan Edgerly, Everly and Maddox Hasenjager, and Cayden McMahon; two sisters, Rosemary (Roger) Schopf of Carslville and Carol (James) Kerscher of Valmy; two sisters-in-law, Annette Allen and Karen Miller, both of Sturgeon Bay; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.

     Ed was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Melissa Stoeger; two brothers-in-law, James Allen and Floyd Miller; and other relatives.

     In consideration of the current pandemic, Ed’s life will be honored with a PRIVATE Mass of Christian Burial celebrated on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Those in attendance are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.

     If livestreaming is possible, the Mass will be livestreamed via the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, otherwise the Mass will be uploaded to the funeral home Facebook page within the day. Those viewing the Mass via Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the funeral home page to receive immediate notification of the live broadcast (or the upload of Mass video).

     Ed will be laid to rest in the church cemetery beside his parents.

     In lieu of flowers, memories, may be given Ed’s name for the Alzheimer’s Association, Sunflower Cottage, or Saints Peter and Paul Parish.

     “Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Sunflower Cottage and Woodside Village Assisting Living (during Ed’s stay this past year-and-a-half), especially caregiver, Jill, for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Ed.”

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

Beatrice Lorraine Marchant

Beatrice Lorraine Marchant, 93, of Brussels, passed away on Nov. 12, 2020.  She was born July 14, 1927, in Brussels to Antone and Octavia (Johnson) LeRoy.  On July 4, 1945, she married Willard J. Marchant in Duvall.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2008.

For many years, Bea and her husband spent winters in Florida where she enjoyed fishing.  She also enjoyed fishing in Canada, taking trips to Mackinaw Island with their boat, golfing at Northbrook, crafting, cutting meat and making sausage.

She is survived by two children, David (Sue) Marchant and Beverly Peterson, all of Brussels; 7 grandchildren:  Michael (Chris) Marchant, Brussels, Mark (Jessica) Marchant, Brussels, Martin (Deborah) Marchant, Port Angeles, WA, Michelle (Kyle) Gerend, Wrightstown, Kevin (Missy) Marchant, Brussels, Craig Marchant, Luxemburg, and Sherry Virgin, Sturgeon Bay; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Gladys Bouche and Lucy Jaquet.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Margaret Charles, 2 brothers, Harry LeRoy and Bernard LeRoy.

Due to Covid-19, private family services will be conducted at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish with entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Special thank you to Compassus Hospice for their wonderful care and support.


Dr. Joan A. Traver Appel, MD

    At 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2020, Dr. Joan A. Traver Appel, MD went home to be with her Lord and Savior.

     Joan Amalia was born June 4, 1940 to Edward and Isabelle (Cryowski) Traver in Detroit, MI. She spent her early years in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Illinois. After graduating from Oak Park High School, she attended Loyola University in Chicago, IL for one year before entering the Convent of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ for nine years. Joan received her MD from the Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed her internship and residency at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. Dr. Joan came to Door County in 1978 and started a medical office, working over 35 years caring for the health of her patients both, in her office and at Door County Memorial Hospital in Sturgeon Bay on-call both, day and night. Mexico and Albania were among the foreign countries she traveled to on mission trips to care for the sick.

     On June 19, 1982, Joan married Robert Appel. They worked together until closing the medical practice in Sister Bay in 2014. She continued to see patients at Coventry Care until six months ago.

     Joan loved the Lord and was an active member at each church she attended. Her love of reading and writing poetry filled much of her free time. For many years, Joan did stain glass work which can be found throughout the county and world. Her patients’ welfare was foremost on her mind, always striving to get them back to health or get them help. Joan will be missed by a great many people that she cared for.


     She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Robert Appel; brothers, Daniel (Joanne) Traver, Arthur Traver, and David (Mary) Traver; brothers in-law, Edward (Holly) Appel and Thomas Schmidt; sisters in-law, Tina Appel, Ida Kay Orsted, and Cheryl Appel; many dear nieces and nephews; and other relatives.


     Joan was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law, Edward and Myrtle (Albertson) Appel; sister, Cecelia (Howard) Cabin; sisters-in-law, Dorothy Traver, Betty (Robert) Phillips, Sandra Schmidt, and Cindi (William) Benson; brothers in-law; William Appel and Gregory Orsted; and other relatives.


     A memorial Mass will be held at Stella Maris Parish-Sister Bay site with internment in St. Mary’s of the Lake Cemetery in Baileys Harbor (both) at a later time when it is safe to gather, celebrate, and rejoice at Joan’s going home.


     “Our family would like to thank Unity Hospice, and Martha, Kathy, and William of Hearthside CBRF for all their kind words and gentle care at this most difficult time.”


     Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Sister Bay is assisting the family.

Tom "TJ" Johnson

Thomas Norbert Johnson, 70, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, currently of Wausau, passed away early Tuesday morning, November 10, 2020 at Marshfield Clinic following complications of cancer.


     He was born September 17, 1950 in Duvall, Kewaunee County, the son of the late Norbert Mathew and Lillian Ann (Fabry) Johnson. Tom graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School in 1968. He received his Associate Degree in Marketing from Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College in 1982. Tom served his country with the United States Navy from 1971 until 1973.


     On October 12, 1985, he married Valerie Beth Hanson at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.


     Tom worked for Portside Builders in Sturgeon Bay from 1979 until 1996. From 1996 to 2009 he was proud to have owned and operated his own construction business, Johnson Services, Inc. until his retirement. In 2010, Tom and Valerie moved to the Wausau area.


     Music was Tom’s passion. He recorded hundreds of hours of playlists over the years. Tom especially enjoyed listening to the Blues. It could not be overstated if you were to say he enjoyed the outdoors. Fishing, camping, hiking, snowshoeing, reading, and entirely remodeling his own home, would give you a good idea of Tom’s interests. To describe Tom to you we would say, he was entirely devoted to Val and their 35 years of marriage. Tom was a man of integrity who worked in truth and facts and used humor in any situation to ease the atmosphere with those around him. Others would say he was a colorful conversationalist. Tom’s work ethic was strong, and he always looked out for his employees and co-workers, but Tom always made time for his family and friends to enjoy life with him. Recently, he reflected on his life, looking back on it with Val and about his parents living to very old ages and he not being able to reach that age. His response to that fact, “...but I had fun.”


     His family includes, his dear wife, Valerie of Wausau; siblings, Larry (Peggy) Johnson of Pulaski, Ron (Michelle) Johnson of Green Bay, Lee (Kathy) Johnson of Luxemburg, and sister and goddaughter, Lori Johnson of De Pere; parents-in-law, William (Virginia) Hanson of Sturgeon Bay; siblings-in-law, Chris Peterson, Marla (Jeff) Lustila, both of Sturgeon Bay, Phil (Beth) Hanson of Brussels, and Amy (Jeff) Gauger of Mequon; many dear nieces and nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews.


     Tom was preceded in death by his parents; niece, Jordyn; great-nephew, Mathew; and brothers-in-law, Chuck Sternard and Lee Peterson.


     Due to COVID-19, a memorial service for limited family and close friends will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp, Sr. officiating. Military honors will follow at the funeral home.


     In consideration of current COVID-19 health guidelines: Those attending are to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing. Temperature checks will be provided, and hand sanitizer will be available upon entry into funeral home.


     The memorial service will be livestreamed via the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page at the time of the service. Those anticipating viewing the service on Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the funeral home Facebook page any time prior to the service to receive immediate notification of the broadcast.

Verdene M. Berres

Verdene M. Berres, 95, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on November 10, 2020 at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit. She was born October 3, 1925 in Milwaukee to Harry and Pearl (Torstensen) Berg. She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School and lived in Sturgeon Bay until her health failed and she moved to the Algoma facility.

Verdene married Rudy Berres on November 28, 1946, after he returned from serving in the Navy during World War II. Before becoming a fulltime homemaker, she worked for Dr. W. S. Hobson for several years. She loved and wrote many beautiful poems and could recite all of them from memory. Verdene was a former member of the Friends Community Church where she enjoyed many years of singing solos.

She is survived by her brother Ronald (Judy) Berg; brother-in-law, Ray Challe and many nieces and nephews. Verdene was preceded in death by her parents, husband Rudy Berres, twin brother, Gene (Dick) Berg, three sisters, Janet Jakubovsky, Avalon Patzlaff and Judy Challe; two brothers-in-law, Louis Jakubovsky and Paul Patzlaff.

Private graveside services will be conducted at Bayside Cemetery. Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Friends Community Church (204 W. Maple St. Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235).

Janice M. Jorgensen

Janice M. Jorgensen, 81, Casco, passed away Sunday Nov. 8, 2020 at St. Vincent's Hospital.  She was born August 1, 1939 in Algoma to Bernard and Bernice (Schultz) LeGreve. 


Janice was a graduate of the Casco High School.


She married Lloyd Jorgensen Jr. in Algoma on April 26, 1958. 


Janice worked at the Algoma Ceramic Shop for many years, pouring and painting ceramics.  She enjoyed her time with family and friends, watching and feeding the birds and her flower gardens.  Janice volunteered her time along with her sister Geraldine at St. Mary Church and the Algoma Long Term Care for many years.


Janice is survived by her son Rick (Denise) Jorgensen and her daughter Lori Schiltz, four grandchildren Jill Jorgensen, Josh and Nick Schiltz and Ally Jorgensen, one brother Bernie (Marge) LeGreve and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law Mike Schiltz, one brother Gerald LeGreve and one sister Geraldine Brandt.


Family and friends are invited to the Mass of Christian Burial, Friday,  Nov. 13, 2020 at 11:30 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma, with Rev. Alvan Amadi officiating.  Burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.


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

Face masks are required at church along with temperatures will be taken.


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


Edwin N. (Eddie) Delcore

Edwin N. (Eddie) Delcore, 86, New Franken, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020.


He was born on Dec. 21, 1933 to the late Fred E. & Mamie M. (Everard) Delcore.


On March 31, 1951 he was united in marriage to Janice J. Vandevelde. Together they raised 4 children and operated a small dairy farm.


In addition to farming, Edwin was employed as a Plumber with Tweet Garot Mechanical (Local 400). He worked there for 37 years and made many lasting friendships. After his retirement from Tweet Garot, he continued farming for several years alongside his brother Ken. He loved working the fields, combining, and bailing hay. He was a true farmer.


Edwin enjoyed sports of all kinds, especially the Packers, Brewers, Cubs and Badgers. He was a Packers season ticket holder since Lambeau Field opened and told us stories of how he snuck into games at City Stadium before he was able to get tickets. In his younger years he enjoyed playing softball, hunting and fishing. He especially enjoyed searching for the big perch and a good game of cards, playing Sheephead and Cuyoo whenever he could. He loved going on gambling trips to the casinos with his many friends and enjoyed going to Village Kitchen for breakfast.


Edwin is survived by his wife of 69 years, Janice: four children, Don (Debbie) Delcore, Dave Delcore, Donna (Louie) Ledvina, Dan (Laurie) Delcore; 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; siblings, Charmaine (John) Martin, Delbert (friend Betty) Delcore, Ken (Pat) Delcore, Marjorie (Ken) Strebel and Sharon (Wayne) DePeau; brothers in-law and sisters in-law, Jim (Diane) Vandevelde, Janice Vandevelde, Herman Bader and Mary Ann Vandevelde.


He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Mamie; in-laws Melvin and Viola Vandevelde; an infant son, Dean; brothers in-law and sisters in-law, Betty (Orville) Delveaux, Everitt (Ollie) Vandevelde, Myron Vandevelde, Muriel Bader and Melvin Vandevelde Jr.


 Due to Covid-19 concerns, a private funeral mass will be held at St. Thomas The Apostle Church, Sugarbush, with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.

  Entombment in the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum.


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Delcore Family.


The family would like to thank the staff at St. Vincent Dialysis Center and Unity Hospice for the great care given to Edwin.

Harvey Joseph LeFevre

Harvey Joseph LeFevre, 95, Casco, passed away on Friday, November 6, 2020 at Autumn Fields. He was born on November 16, 1924 to the late Charles and Laura (Routhieaux) LeFevre. On September 9, 1952 he married Mae Delebreau at St. Peter’s Catholic Church - Lincoln. She preceded him in death on June 27, 2012. Harvey was a WWII veteran and a member of the Casco American Legion Post 319 – Thibadeau Drossart. Harvey and Mae farmed on the family farm throughout their married life. As a faith-filled man, he prayed the rosary daily, was a member of the Holy Name Society, and sang in the church choir. Harvey was proud of his Belgian heritage, and spoke the language fluently. A humble, honest, and hard-working family man, Harvey had a love for Oliver tractors, enjoyed spending time working at his saw mill, attending the Meal Site with friends, playing cards, going to Kermises, dancing, and eating ice cream. In later years, Harvey spent his time farming through the window. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family. Harvey is survived by his ten children, Marcia (Dale) Albertson, Randy (Sandy) LeFevre, Marlene (Mark) Wautier, Rick (Julie) LeFevre, Mary (Ron) Demmin, Monica (Andrew) Winnekens, Marge (Barry) Pavlat, Michelle (Lee) LeLou, Rock (Lisa) LeFevre, Rod (Linda) LeFevre; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, with more on the way; brothers- and sisters-in-law Urban Destiche, Dorothy Cochart, Jeannie (James) Junion; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mae; parents, Charles and Laura LeFevre; sisters and brother, Lorraine (Alden) Dantoin, Raymond (Verna) LeFevre, Pearl (Francis) Pinchart; grandson, Jacob Winnekens; father- and mother-in-law, Edward and Libbie Delebreau; step-father-in-law Ernest Fameree; brothersand sisters-in-law Robert (Audrey) Delebreau, infant Lee Delebreau, Donald Cochart, and Frances Destiche. Visitation will be at St. Peter’s Catholic Church - Lincoln on Friday, November 13th, from 10:00-11:45 am. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00 pm with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military rites. The Mass will be livestreamed on the Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home Facebook page A link will be provided on the website. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced, and face masks must be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at Harvey’s family extends a special thank you to Lori and Stacy, and the entire staff at Autumn Fields. You became a part of our family, and we are forever grateful for the care and concern you gave our dad. “I don’t know any strangers, because they all became my friends.” – Harvey LeFevre

Dolores M. Bauer

Dolores Mary Bauer, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly Thursday, November 5, 2020 in Green Bay following an apparent heart attack.

     She was born January 25, 1934 in Institute, Town of Sevastopol, the daughter of the Werner and Martha (Ferron) Graf. Dolores grew up attending Saints Peter and Paul School and Parish in Institute where she received the Sacraments of Holy Baptism, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation. She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the class of 1951. Dolores was united in marriage to Gerald “Jerry” George Bauer on June 6, 1953 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay where they remained lifelong members.

     She and Jerry were blessed with nearly 52 years of marriage and five children. Dolores was a devoted and loving wife and loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Jerry preceded her in death on February 1, 2005.

     Dolores was employed with R. A. Stern (naval architects and marine engineers) in Sturgeon Bay as a secretary for 27 years. She became the secretary at St. Joseph Parish in the early 1990’s and served there until her retirement in 2018.

     Dolores’ family, friends, and neighbors can attest to what a wonderful cook and baker she was. She also enjoyed traveling with her friends and family.

     Dolores’ love will live in the hearts of her five sons, Michael (dec.) of Green Bay, WI, Joseph (Terry) of St. Charles, IL, Anthony (Catherine) of Lynchburg, VA, Thomas (Melanie) of Sturgeon Bay, and Theodore (Sarah) of Rochester, MN;  19 grandchildren, Christopher, Kate, Nicholaus, Sarah (Joe) Hansen, Gabriel, Benjamin (Sarah), Shelly, Adam, Daniel (dec.), Aron, Brady (Amanda), Cody (Cory), Johnny, Nicholas, Mary Kate, Therese, Gemma, Dominic and Theodore; nine great-grandchildren, Laura, Max, Evelyn, Lana, Jack, Cora, River, North, Morgan; brother, Darrel (Sheila) Graf of Sturgeon Bay; and other relatives.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Michael; grandson, Danny; three brothers and one sister, Millard (Betty), Roger (Jean) Graf, Leon “Lee” Graf and Mary Kay Graf; an infant sister-in-law; and other relatives.  

     Dolores’ life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:30 on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 110 N. 5th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Fr. Robert Stegmann, Fr. Anthony Birdsall, Fr. Robert Karuhn, and Fr. Quinn Mann concelebrating. Dolores will be laid to rest beside her husband, Jerry, in Allouez Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020 at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 52345 with a prayer service to be held at 6:30 p.m. Dual-chapel occupancy at the funeral home will be limited to 50 people (25 people per chapel) including family. Visitation will continue at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.

      In consideration of current COVID-19 health guidelines: Those attending the visitations and/or Mass are to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing. Temperature checks will be provided, and hand sanitizer will be available upon entry into either of the facilities. If anyone attending is experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please refrain from showing your support in-person.

     The Parish Wake Service and Mass will be livestreamed via the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page at their respective times. If livestreaming is not possible, the service will be uploaded to the funeral home Facebook page later. Those anticipating viewing the service on Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the funeral home Facebook page any time prior to the any of the services to receive immediate notification of the broadcast(s).

     Memorials or Masses may be given in Dolores’ name for St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay or the Our Lady of Good Help Shrine in Champion, WI. 

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

Sue Ann Lillian Ullmann

Sue Ann Lillian Ullmann passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the age of 65, at Autumn Fields Assisted Living in Luxemburg, where she made her home since February. 


 She was born at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay on August 20, 1955 to the late Elmer A. and Ruth M. (Dahlke) Ullmann.


Sue Ann was a 1973 graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School and obtained her LPN license after completing Nursing School at Northeast WI Technical College.  She spent most of her nursing career caring for cardiac patients at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, finishing her career working for Bellin Health Ashwaubenon Clinic.


She spent many of her weekend and days off caring for family members when they needed assistance.  Sue was a companion and a caregiver until she herself needed to be cared for.

Sue was a avid Packer fan and attended Packer home games.  She also enjoyed traveling with her friend Amy to Montana, Florida, New York and to the Amish in PA.  She enjoyed making a new recipe and reading a new book.


Survivors include her siblings, Carolyn (Larry) Jorgenson, Algoma; Jane (Joe) Bester, MN; Mark Ullmann, Dean (Darlene) Ullmann, all of Luxemburg; four nephews, Andy (Marcy) Jorgenson, Mike (Toni) Jorgenson, Ben (Olivia Wypiszenski) Ullmann and Jake Ullmann.


Sue was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ron Ullmann; paternal grandparents, Otto and Ida Ullmann; maternal grandparents, Fred and Mathilda Dahlke.


In compliance with keeping gatherings small due to the Covid-19 virus, a private family memorial service will be held at St. John Lutheran Church in Luxemburg on Monday, November 9, 2020 with Rev. Carl Brewer officiating. 


The service will be livestreamed at 10:45 am on Monday.


Burial in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Luxemburg.


The McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Ullmann Family.


Our thanks go out to all of Sue’s caregivers who came into our home and to those at Autumn Fields Assisted Living in Luxemburg, who cared for her until she went home to be with her Lord.  She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

Raymond W. Nystuen

Raymond W. Nystuen was born in Milwaukee, WI, August 29, 1924 to Raymond and Lucy (Alt) Nystuen.  He passed away peacefully at age 96, November 5, 2020. Ray was married on June 28, 1948, to his lifelong friend and sweetheart, Jeanne Zastrow who preceded him in death in 2009.

His career was spent at Allis Chalmers in Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois.  He served 3 years in the Army from 1943-1946 during WWII.   Upon his retirement, Ray and Jeanne moved to Algoma where his family roots run deep.  After Jeanne’s passing, he moved to Woodside Communities in Green Bay.

Ray was an avid Packer and Nascar fan. He traveled to home and away Packer games.  A good “strong, half martini” with Bombay Sapphire was his game day pleasure.  He enjoyed going to Hayward yearly with some of his children.  Other favorite pastimes were fishing trips, cruises, crossword puzzles, gardening, bowling and bird watching.  One of his yearly high lights was planning his extended trip to Las Vegas.  There he visited his daughters and their families and his granddaughter and her family.  He thoroughly enjoyed going to casinos in Las Vegas and Wisconsin. His last casino trip was on his half birthday, February 29, 2020, with his granddaughters Jen and Jyll.  Ray was always up for a good adventure!

Ray is survived by his 6 children Eric (Betty) Nystuen, Nancy (Gary) Wickert, Monica Stone, Marc Nystuen, Carl Nystuen, Rachel (Tom) Burke, 15 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild.

In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his sister Laura Belle F. Nystuen.

A service will be held on Tuesday, November 10th, at 1:00 PM at SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME,  Algoma, with Rev. Alvan Amadi officiating.  Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with full military honors. 

A special thank you to Woodside Communities for the great care that was provided to Ray Nystuen over the last 12 years.

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

Shirley Mae Jadin

Shirley Mae Jadin, 85, Casco, passed away on Wednesday, November 4, 2020. She was born on March 24, 1935 in Green Bay to the late Marvin and Bernice (Phillips) Jacobs.

She married Gaylord Jadin at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco on October 8, 1953. He preceded her in death on June 7, 2007.

She was employed by Northbrook Country Club and then the Luxemburg-Casco School District as a cook for 20 years – a job she truly loved. She was a member of the Altar Society, enjoyed the Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers. In her retirement she enjoyed playing cards and working at the food pantry. She loved living in the Village of Casco and her wonderful neighbors. Her true love and enjoyment however, came from spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Shirley is survived by her children; Terri (Ken) Thiry, Sister Bay, Joe (Mary) Jadin, Green Bay, Kevin (Melissa) Jadin, Charlton, Mass., Rob (Deanne) Jadin, Green Bay; daughter-in-law, Kathy Jadin, Green Bay; 12 grandchildren, Nicole Thiry, Heather (Jeff) Paulis, Stephanie Long, Stacy Thiry, Amanda (Bob) Abshire,  Matt (Mary) Jadin, Kayla (fiancé Ash Jordan) Jadin, Peyton Jadin, Ryan (Courtney) Elblein, Jessica (special friend Jordan Moe) Jadin, Kelsey Jadin, and Tyler Jadin; 5 great-grandchildren and one due very soon, Avery, Evan, and Ian Paulis, Olivia Abshire, and Rowan Jadin; sister-in-law, Vida Jacobs.

Besides her husband Gaylord and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Rick, and her brother and best friend, Dick; her in-laws, Louis and Gladys Jadin; and brothers-in-law, Larry Jadin and Mark Jadin.

PRIVATE services will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Daniel Schuster officiating. The Mass will be live streamed on the Holy Trinity Facebook page and a link will be provided on Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced, and face coverings are to be worn. 

Norbert J. Dhuey

Norbert J. Dhuey, 91, Casco, passed away on Monday, November 2, 2020. Norbert was born on September 15, 1929, to the late Harold and Francis (Derenne) Dhuey. He married Delores Bellin on June 6, 1950, at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church in Rosiere. She preceded him in death on October 21, 2014. He worked as a farmer for most of his life. He enjoyed playing cards, a member of the Holy Name Society, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He enjoyed listening to polka music and polka dancing with Delores.

Norbert is survived by his 3 daughters, Barb (Roger) VanLieshout, Sue (Peter) Riley of Green Bay; and Jean (Mark) Dery of Milwaukee. Grandchildren Scott (Denise) VanLieshout, Paul (Jacquelyn) VanLieshout, Ben Riley, Kim Riley (special friend Ian), Kaitlyn, and Nathaniel Dery. Great Grandchildren Miranda, Trent, Ashley & Hunter VanLieshout, Mark Starr, Kaila & Faith VanLieshout; step-grandchildren, Justin and Haley, and Krista; step-great-grandchild Lukas; he is further survived by one sister-in-law Ruth Frisque and one nephew Jerry Frisque.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores; his parents Harold and Francis Dhuey, in-laws, Horace and Rose Bellin; brothers-in-law Cletus Bellin and Mark Frisque; granddaughter-in-law Toni VanLieshout; Godchild Kelly Frisque and niece Mary Jerabek.

Due to COVID-19, services will be scheduled at a later date. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Casco is assisting the family. 

Niles H. Malvitz

Niles Harry Malvitz, 83, of Gardner, passed away suddenly due to Covid on November 5, 2020, at Aurora Bay Care in Green Bay.  He was born on February 8, 1937, in Sturgeon Bay to Harry and Adele (Denil) Malvitz.

Niles worked for Tweet Garot in Green Bay for most of his life and retired from there at the age of 62.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing, riding in his UTV with Debbie and Rocky, gardening, and visiting with friends.  Niles was a good mechanic and loved to work in his shop.  He was also a great welder and electrician.

Survivors include four children, Daniel Malvitz, Land O’ Lakes; Cheryl (John) Meyer, Little Sturgeon; David (Bernadette) Malvitz, Little Sturgeon; Carrie (Terry) Buhr, Sturgeon Bay; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; significant other, Debbie Rhodes, Little Sturgeon; his dog and best friend, Rocky; mother of his children, Alice Malvitz, Land O’ Lakes.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, April Buhr.

Private family services will be held at a later date and burial will be in Precious Blood Church Cemetery.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family. 

Donald Morrill

Donald Morrill, age 73, passed away at his home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, October 21, 2020. 


Despite having spent the majority of his years in Chicago, Don was born April 18th, 1947 to Rose Weirick, in Tacoma, Washington. When Rose later married William “Bill” Morrill in 1952, Don was adopted by Bill and raised by Bill and Rose together. Don grew up with siblings Patricia and William. He was also close with his half-sister Lynae from Bill’s previous marriage. Later in life, Don sought out his genetic father, Stephen Walter Prytula, who had already passed away, but was pleased to discover a half-brother in Arizona.


Don volunteered for military service in 1965, following his father’s tradition by joining the United States Marine Corps. He served active duty for four years in which he was awarded 4 Purple Hearts, 2 Bronze Stars with a V for Valor, 11 Air Medals, a Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with V, and Combat AirCrew Wings, among other awards. He also endured a period as a prisoner of war.


After military service, Don went into the trade of plumbing and in the early 1970s established his company, Dam Plumbing. In 1971 Don married Mary Sperl. During their time together the couple had two children, Jason and Julie. Jason, unfortunately passed at age 33.


In the late 1970s into the 1980s Don spent time volunteering with the Norridge, Illinois fire department as a firefighter and EMT. Don was an active body builder and health enthusiast for many years. He made many trips exploring the sea, scuba diving as a member of The Tritons Dive Club. He also enjoyed snowmobiling in the winter and riding his motorcycle around the country as much as possible.


Don was involved in helping Veterans in many ways including as a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars post 2088, and volunteering as a road guard with Run For The Wall. He was also involved for many years volunteering with the Marine Corps affiliated organization Toys for Tots among other generous gestures.


Don is survived by his daughter Julie (Peter Layton); his grandchildren Nicholas, Carley, and Taylor Morrill, as well as his siblings Patricia and William, and loving companion Pat Jaglowski.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at Ahlgrims Funeral Home in Schaumburg, IL.  Forbes Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay, is assisting the family locally.

Dorleen K. Buschmann

Dorleen Kathryn Buschmann, 92, of West Bend and formerly of Sturgeon Bay
passed away at Cedar Community, West Bend on October 31, 2020. She was born
April 3, 1928 in Sturgeon Bay to Leonard and Julia (Seiler) Stoneman. On January
27, 1951 she married Norman G. Buschmann at Corpus Christi Church, Sturgeon
Bay. He preceded her in death on December 15, 1994.
When Dorleen was young, she worked as a CNA for the Villa Clement Nursing
Home in West Allis. She and Norman retired to Sturgeon Bay where she was
active at Corpus Christi Church in the St. Ann’s Society. Dorleen was also a long
time and active volunteer for the Neighbor to Neighbor organization for many
Survivors include four children, Judy Lazarczyk, Milwaukee; John Buschmann,
Kewaskum; Mary (Ron) Berger, Minnesota; Debbie (Peter) Vagnini, Kewaskum;
eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ann Stoneman,
Sturgeon Bay; Ruth Buschmann, Milwaukee and Phyllis Buschmann, Green Bay.
She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law, Peggy; brother,
Robert Stoneman and numerous in-laws.
Private cemetery services will be conducted at St. Joseph Cemetery by Rev.
Anthony Birdsall. Memorials may be directed to Neighbor to Neighbor, 62 S. 3 rd
Ave. PO Box 626, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. Forbes Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay
is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mary E. Heiges

Mary Elizabeth Heiges, 68, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on November 1, 2020, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.  She was born September 15, 1952 in Green Bay.  Her parents were Norbert and Pauline (Niles) Geier.  She married Lyle E. Heiges at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood on September 13, 2003.

Mary graduated from Southern Door High School in 1970.  For a number of years, she worked as a housekeeper for several businesses.  Mary enjoyed farm machine shows, like thresheree’s, traveling around the country, motor cycling and gardening.  She really liked visiting with people wherever she went.

Survivors include her husband and 2 cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents.

A public visitation is will be held at Forbes Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 am.  Visitors are asked to wear face masks and respect appropriate social distancing.  A private family service will follow with burial at Holy Name of Mary Cemetery.  

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