Obituaries Archives for 2020-12

Helen Chaudoir

Helen A. Chaudoir, 92, of Rosiere passed away Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Allouez Parkside Village in Green Bay. She was born June 17, 1928, to John Sr. and Helen (LeGreve) Delorit. She married Harry Chaudoir Jr. on May 29, 1947 and they were blessed with 8 children and 69 years together.

Helen was a member of St. Hubert's Catholic Church and St. Hubert’s Altar Society. Nothing was more important to Helen than her children and grandchildren. Helen will be best remembered for her hard work and selfless energy offered for the love and support of her children and grandchildren. Helen farmed nearly her whole life—as a young girl on her parent’s farm near Rosiere and then again during her married years beside her husband.


Helen is survived by her five sons, Philip, Green Bay; Gregory (Joan), Sturgeon Bay; Tony, Green Bay; Joseph, New Franken; and Steven (Jane), Rosiere; and two daughters, Kathryn (Richard) Pederson, Loveland, Colorado; and Mary (James) Moran, Appleton. She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren, Michael Chaudoir (Deb Winkelman), Cherie Chaudoir (Brian Flanigan), Katrina Chaudoir (Shane Wilcoxson-Coffey), Justin Chaudoir, Mandy (Greg) Warren, Molly (Jonathan) Gardner, Erik Pederson (Amy Barfield), Stephenie Chaudoir (Joe Montana), Jacques (Maritrese) Chaudoir, Kyle (Trina) Chaudoir, Kaleb Chaudoir (Akshina Banerjee), and Allan Jaeger as well as 16 great grandchildren. Besides her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Harry, her daughter, Lisa, her nephew David Delorit and all 6 of her siblings—Clifford (Pearl) Delorit, Richard (Laverne) Delorit, Louise (Don) Dukelow, Ruth (Louie) Baudhuin, John Delorit Jr., and Robert (Joan) Delorit.

 

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the kind and loving care given to their mother for the past 4 1/2 years by the dedicated staff of Allouez Parkside Assisted Living Facility and Heartland Hospice. Helen's smiles, love, and caring ways will be deeply missed by all.

 
A public Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Helen at 11:30 am on Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 at St. Hubert's Catholic Church in Rosiere with Rev. Edward Looney officiating. Friends and family may visit at the church from 9:30 am until the time of the Mass.  All are to wear face masks and respect proper social distancing. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Mass may be viewed via Livestream on the Forbes Funeral Home Facebook page at 11:30 am that day.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

 

Clifford J. Tebon

Clifford J. Tebon, 82, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Anna’s Health Care on December 29, 2020.  He was born in Algoma on February 7, 1938 to Goldie and Laura (Malfroid) Tebon.  On July 31, 1957 he married Dianne Neubauer, she preceded him in death on August 18, 2013.

After serving in the U. S. Navy, Cliff established Culligan Service in Sturgeon Bay and became “the Culligan Man” serving Door County for over 55 years.  He enjoyed traveling and motor homing across the U.S.A.  Cliff and Dianne’s second home was a beautiful motor home park called the Florida Grande in Webster, FL.  They enjoyed the camaraderie of the friends they met there along with the beautiful weather.

 

Cliff loved the outdoors.  Fishing and hunting with family and friends was his favorite hobby.  He was always looking for “the big one” or “the one that got away!”

 

Survivors include his four sons, Steve, Boca Raton, FL; Jeff, Sturgeon Bay; Dennis, Chaska, MN; Carl (Brenda), Dubuque, IA; a daughter, Roxanne (Dennis ) Schopf, Sturgeon Bay; fifteen grandchildren: Dori Tebon, Chloe Tebon, Sage Tebon; Madeline (Andrew) Mitchell, ZsaZsa Tebon, Gunnar Tebon; Michael (Christina) Tebon, Theresa Tebon, Julia Kratz-Tebon; Erica Tebon, Elly Tebon, Rachel Tebon; Ryan (Jena) Schopf; Robby Schopf (friend Meg Nellis), Robynn Schopf; four great-grandchildren, Kolton, Emerson, Slade and Liam; a sister, Joyce (Roy) Englebert, a brother, Don (Mercy) Tebon; in-laws, Joanne (Stan) Hoffmann, Gail (Harry) Baumann, Jack (Linda) Neubauer, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Dianne; brothers, Lester and Kenny.

 

Cliff’s family would like to thank the most professional and caring staff at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay. He was loved like family and received care with the utmost dignity and respect.

Private family services will be conducted with burial at Holy Name of Mary Cemetery, Maplewood.  A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  The Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Door Cancer, Inc. PO Box 423, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

Nicholas "Nick" Ciganik

Nicholas John Ciganik, 72, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly on Dec. 27, 2020.  He was born May 25, 1948 in Ionia, Michigan to John and Mary Jane Ciganik. On Feb. 9, 1968 he married Lynda Carol Outman in Belding, Michigan.

Nick graduated from Michigan State University with a BS in civil engineering.  He worked as a naval architect for 25 years in Alexandria, Virginia and in Sturgeon Bay.  Nick enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, cooking and was a lector at Corpus Christi Parish.  He was a devoted father and grandfather and will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, two children, Ted (Gina) Ciganik of Minnesota and Meghan Ciganik (Tim Nagel) of Texas; four grandchildren, Abby and Melanie Talmadge, Claudia and Calvin Cignaik; a brother James Ciganik and a sister Marie (Robert) Swann.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Barbara Ann Ciganik.

Due to the pandemic, private family services will be conducted.  Memorials may be directed to St. John Bosco School (STEM Program) 730 W. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  On line condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com   A video tribute will be posted on Nick’s obituary page for family and friends to view.

 

Marion M. (Auman) Cushman

Marion M (Auman) Cushman, 93 of Claybanks Township, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

 

     Marion was born Feb 21, 1927 in Marinette, WI, the daughter of the late Earl and Margaret (Creamer) Frink. After graduating from Marinette High School in 1945, she attended St Luke’s School of Nursing in Racine WI and received her RN degree after completing her residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, IL in 1948. Marion served as a lieutenant cadet from 1945 through 1948.

 

     On September 18, 1948, she married John T. Auman in Madison, WI. John and Marion lived in Racine (where Marion worked at St. Luke’s Hospital), Gardena, CA and Washington, MI (where Marion worked as head nurse in the cardiac step-down critical care unit for Pontiac St. Joseph Mercy Hospital). John and Marion had a family of four children. In 1988 Marion retired with her husband, John to their home on Lake Michigan just south of Sturgeon Bay. John predeceased Marion in death on September 25, 1994.

 

     Marion was a welcoming, accepting, and vivacious woman with a quick smile. She loved living on the lake, observing and being in nature, books, painting, art, traveling, Wisconsin sports teams, golf, listening to classical music, and was an exceptional cook. Marion had been an active member of the Door County PEO chapter and a member of the United Methodist Church.

 

     In February of 2004, she married Donald Cushman and enjoyed his company until his death on May 14, 2020.

 

     Surviving family include her three remaining children, Thomas (Tom) (Constance Wentworth) Auman of Indianapolis, IN, Paul (Jean-Marie) Auman of Marietta, GA, Elizabeth (Liz) DeBoni of Chicago, IL; daughter-in-law, Barbara Auman (Widow of her son, John Auman) of Marietta, GA; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren with one on the way; brother, William (Bill) of Whitefish Bay, WI; and many nieces and nephews.

 

     Preceding Marion in death are her parents, Earl and Margaret Frink; husband, John; her dear son, John (1997); sister, Patricia Valley (2019); and husband, Donald.

     The family would like to thank those at the skilled nursing center for both for their compassion and care of Marion.

 

     There will be a private family memorial to celebrate Marion’s life.

 

     In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center.

 

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC are assisting the Cushman family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Marion may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 Catherine "Cathy" Johnson

Catherine "Cathy" Johnson, age 74, passed away on December 23, 2020, in Sturgeon Bay after a battle with dementia. Cathy was born in Flint, MI to Milton and Janet (Scheer) Stratton on August 3, 1946.

     Cathy was a nurse with a gift of caring and advocacy for others, a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved her husband and was blessed with 47 years of marriage. Cathy became a nurse later in life and was a life-long learner; eventually earning her BSN and Certification in Public Health Nursing, CPH. She would have been thrilled with everyone washing their hands and carrying hand sanitizer!

     When Cathy wasn't working, she loved shopping around the Peninsula and going out to dinner with her husband, Bill. She enjoyed traveling to NY and adventures with Adventure Club friends. Cathy believed strongly that women should have access to education and was a devoted member of P.E.O. International.

     Cathy was preceded in death by her father, Milton; her mother, Janet; and her sister, Joni. She is survived by her husband, Bill; daughter, Heidi (Chris) Krueger of Wilton, NY; grandchildren, Gretchen and Connor; sister, Becky (Chuck) Metz of Springfield, Il; her brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces and nephews, and friends.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Huehns Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay. Dual-chapel occupancy at the funeral home will be limited to 50 people (25 people per chapel, including family). Those in attendance are to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing.

     A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Huehns Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Bruce Foster officiating, via Zoom.

     Cathy will be laid to rest in Blossomberg Cemetery.

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

 

Stella M. Jerovetz

Stella passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020 with her family at her side.  She was born in the Town of Eaton on March 11, 1927, to the late Stanley and Jennie (Piontek) Mincheski. On September 27, 1947 she married Clarence Jerovetz at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church in Eaton, Wi.  Clarence preceded her in death June 11, 2009. They enjoyed 62 years of married life while raising their family.

  Her children helped her run the farm while Clarence was unloading ships in the Green Bay harbor.  They farmed the family farm until retiring in 1991. 

 

They then began traveling to New York, Boston, Las Vegas, Texas and Florida with friends. Stella loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren by visiting on birthdays, babysitting, sewing and crocheting items for them.  She taught them how to make kolaches, her great peanut squares and her stuffing.  She attended sports events, concerts and musicals to support them.

 

Stella was one the founding leaders of the Pilsen Skylighters 4-H Club.  She was a general and sewing leader for over 25 years. She also helped the judges at the County Fair and was a chaperone to the 4-H delegation from Kewaunee to Washington DC.

 

Her Catholic faith was very important to her.  She attended daily and Sunday Mass at St. Joseph Church in Pilsen, as long as she could.  She gave over 40 years of service to the church where she volunteered to sew, launder the alter linens and purificators and set up the altar for Mass.  As part of the Worship Committee, she decorated the church for all holidays. She taught CCD at St. Joseph Church for the children getting ready to make their 1st Communion. 

 

She was President of the St. Joseph Rosary Society for many years taking care of funerals and the church card parties. She also was the Treasurer of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women of Kewaunee County.  Stella helped with the painting and varnishing at the St. Therese Parish office in Stangelville as well as the painting of Father Mike Ingold’s house in Pilsen.  Sewing was one of Stella’s strong points.  She helped sew costumes for the Luxemburg-Casco Preforming Arts musicals and variety shows. She also sewed alter cloths, prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and curtains for others.

 

  She loved to crochet afghans for family and for prizes for the Time and Talent raffle at her church.  Clarence and Stella loved to dance every chance they had.  The polka was a favorite, dancing over the decades.  They could be located on the dance floor at their children’s and even their grandchildren’s weddings. They even took 1st place, dancing with various dance groups.

 

Stella loved to bake her kolaches and peanut squares for family, the Rosary Society bake sale, funerals and the retired Priest get togethers. 

 

Family gatherings were important to her, creating large dinners at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, for the family.

 

Summer was the time when she took care of the flowers and garden.  She taught her daughter how to can items from the garden. Stella taught us all how to love, support one another, and be a role model to the family.  She will be missed by her family and everyone who knew her.

 

Survivors include her children, Nancy Jisa, Paul (Cindy) Jerovetz, all of Pilsen; Steven (Sallie) Jerovetz, Green Bay; eight grandchildren, Stacy (Randy) Paplham, Renee (Aaron) Krier, Jacqueline (Brian) Piontek, Susan (Steve) Zellner, Jennifer (D.J.) Delebreau, Sara (Steve) Doell, Tyler and Ryan Jerovetz; 15 great grandchildren, Cole, Logan and Connor Paplham, Haley Jisa, Reece Piontek, Owen Krier, Gavin and Cullen Zellner, Jacob, Alyssa, Emma, Aaron and Zachary Delebreau, Reagan and Marcus Doell; sister, Irene Steffel, Denmark; brother in law and sister in law, Eugene and Laverne Jerovetz, Green Bay; nieces and nephews.

 

Stella was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence; her parents, Stanley and Jenny Mincheski; son in law, Robert Jisa; sister and brothers in law, Alice and David Goral, Joseph Steffel; brothers and sister in law, Richard and Mary Ann Mincheski, Jerry Mincheski; brother in law and sister in law, Bernard and Angeline Haen; godchild, Robert Goral.

 

Friends may call at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph – St. John Site in Pilsen between 9:00 and 10:45 am. on Thursday, December 31, 2020.  Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating and Christal Wavrunek assisting.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Pilsen.

 

In precaution of the Covid-19 virus, face coverings, hand sanitizing and social distancing will be requested.

 

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

 

A special thank you is extended to the staff of Oak Creek Assisted Living for the outstanding care given to our Mother! The staff of Odd Fellows Home and Eden Brook Nursing Home, for their great care.  Dr. Alin Sora and staff of St. Vincent Hospital, while she was in their care.  Also, Unity Hospice staff who helped us in the last days of Mother’s life. Stella herself, wanted to thank her neighbor, Roger Mleziva, for clearing her driveway of snow and always making sure that her car was in good condition.  You are priceless!

Joan (Schroeder) Vieau

Joan H. (Schroeder) Vieau, 81, of Green Bay, went to be with the Lord on December 23, 2020, in Green Bay, WI.  She was born in Nahma, Michigan to Chester and Juliana (Turek) Pollock on May 22, 1939.  She grew up in Sturgeon Bay where she loved swimming and ice skating.  She attended Corpus Christi School and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School. 

After high school, Joan attended beauty school and moved to Green Bay, where she married John C. Schroder in 1959.  They adopted two children and Joan worked for many years at the Green Bay Press Gazette as a customer service representative.  Joan and John were active with the Elks Club of Green Bay and attended many fun, charitable functions over the years.  After her marriage to Orlando “Lanny” W. Vieau in 1987, Joan obtained further cosmetology licensure and established the Ashwaubenon Salon of Electrolysis.  She and Lanny enjoyed travel, especially to Florida. 

Joan resided for the last few years of her life in the care of the most professional and caring staff at Woodside Senior Communities in Green Bay.  There she was loved like family and received care with the utmost dignity and respect.

Joan is survived by her daughter, Paula (Schroeder) Tauscheck of Green Bay; grandchildren, Elizabeth Tauscheck and Jonathan Tauscheck; stepsons, Myron (Patty Harms) Vieau of Oneida,WI, Brian (Yvonne) Vieau of Flagstaff, Arizona, and step grandchildren, Simone and Christian Vieau; sisters, Barbara Sargent, Mary Lou Warner, Caroline Koenig, Ellie (Bob) Steinhaus, Margaret Laplant and sister-in-law Margaret Pollock and many beloved nieces and nephews and other family members.

Joan was preceded in death by her parents, husband Orlando Vieau, her son, Thomas J. Schroeder, and brothers William and Robert. 

A public visitation will be held at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm.   All visitors are required to wear face masks and respect proper social distancing.  Burial will follow at Bayside Cemetery.  

Larry R. Brunette

  Larry Raymond Brunette, 69, of Maplewood, fell asleep in the loving arms of his family at home and awoke in the arms of the Lord late Tuesday night, December 22, 2020.

     He was born January 14, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Ambrose Charles Brunette and Bernice (Malvitz) Brunette. Larry grew up on the family homestead and farm between Gregorville and Rio Creek in the Town of Lincoln in Kewaunee County, working on the farm and off at other local jobs. He attended Casco High School his freshman year and then Southern Door High School his sophomore year through part of his senior year. Larry finished his senior year at Algoma High School and graduated with the class of 1969.

     He met Patricia Ann Fett, who was a student at Southern Door High School, during his senior year, and they were united in marriage on August 15, 1970 at Algoma United Methodist Church. Larry and Pat initially resided and farmed in Kolberg for four years before moving to Maplewood in the Town of Forestville in Door County to raise their family. Larry was a journeyman welder with the UA (plumbers and steamfitters) Local 400 out of Kaukauna and worked (as a welder) and pipefitter in the shipyards at Peterson Builders, Inc. (PBI) in Sturgeon Bay for over 20 years. He taught welding for at Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Sturgeon Bay for one year. Larry “retired” at the age of 62 and went to drive school bus at for Southern Door County School District. The students knew “Mr. Larry” did not tolerate any nonsense on his bus; he was definitely in charge.

     Larry loved the outdoors – spending time on the water fishing, hunting, and traveling to many places to camp. At home, he liked cutting the grass and gardening. Larry was a spontaneous person and all about having a good time. He always enjoyed a cold Budweiser and a smoke. Larry had a passion for music, especially country, and even played lead guitar and sang with his brother, Matt. When he and Pat danced together, it was usually the hop-waltz or the Polka. Larry also enjoyed watching his favorite sport teams and working on wordfind books. Growing up attending Emanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Kolberg and then getting married at Algoma United Methodist Church (through Pat’s faith upbringing), Larry and Pat were committed to attending church together with their family. He was currently a member of the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church. Larry’s favorite book was the Bible; his faith comforted him throughout his life. He had a tremendous love for his family, and among his most cherished family memories were celebrating Christmas and going to Bay Beach.

     Larry will be deeply missed by his wife, Pat, with whom he was blessed with over 50 years of marriage; four children, Larry (Beth) Brunette of Luxemburg, Tammy (friend, Phil Kerksieck) Brunette of Green Bay, Sarah (Jeffrey) Iding of Hartford, Amy (Troy) Robillard of Luxemburg; eleven grandchildren, Emily, Nathan, and Gabriel Brunette, Sophia, Hunter, Olivia, Izabella, and Brett Iding, and Ryan, Blake, and Lauren Robillard; mother, Bernice (nee Malvitz) Gipp of Crivitiz; five siblings, Matt (Terri) Brunette of Bullhead City, AZ, Dave (Amy) Brunette of Amberg, WI, Joe (Joy) Brunette of Wabeno, Harry (friend, Jan Sagan Raggles) Brunette of Oak Creek, and Brenda (Dan) Matuszewski of Green Bay; siblings-in-law, William (friend, Paula Cambray) Fett of Pulaski, Stewart (Theresa) Fett, Christine (Dennis) Heldmann, both of Sturgeon Bay, and Wallace (Lori) Fett of Belton, TX; godchildren, Karl Lau, Howard McCartney, Shane Brunette, and Dustin Brunette; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Norman Gipp; daughter, Amanda Brunette (1980); parents-in-law, Emanuel and Ruth (nee Jossart) Fett; and other relatives.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. Dual-chapel occupancy at the funeral home will be limited to 50 people (25 people per chapel, including family). Those in attendance are to wear facemasks and maintain social distancing.

     In consideration of COVID-19 gathering limitations, a PRIVATE funeral service will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor David Leistra officiating. The funeral service will be livestreamed at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday via the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page. If livestreaming is not possible, the service will be recorded and uploaded to the funeral home Facebook page later in the day. Those anticipating viewing the service via Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the funeral home page any day/time prior to the funeral service to receive immediate notification of the (live) broadcast.

     Larry will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery.

     Memorials may be given in his honor to the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church (836 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235).

     “Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the St. Vincent’s Cancer Center team and the staff of Unity Hospice for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Larry/Dad this past year.”

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

Roger Herbert Schinktgen

Roger Herbert Schinktgen, age 78, died of a very aggressive form of Stage IV Prostate Cancer on Monday, December 21, 2020, at home surrounded by family with support from Unity Hospice and Dr. Paul Maes.

     He was born on September 19, 1942 in Sturgeon Bay to John and Leona (Keck) Schinktgen.  He graduated from Waniger School in l956 and Sturgeon Bay High School in l960. He attended Diesel Mechanics School in Oconto after high school and obtained his Journeyman Apprenticeship Machinist Certification from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 1988.  He was employed at Peterson Builders, Doerr Electric, Emerson Electric and then Marine Travelift until his retirement in 2008.

     Roger married Penny (May) Schinktgen on September 18, 1965 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church and were married 55 years. He and Penny enjoyed traveling on their Harley Davidson, working on their mini-farm, and enjoying their children and grandchildren. He was creative in designing and making anything with wood or steel. Building his cabin and his many years of enjoyment there held fond memories as his legacy. Cutting wood for the wood burning stoves were his enjoyment. Deer hunting was an annual ritual. He was always active despite his challenges with his peripheral neuropathy in his later years, his attitude was inspiring.

     He was past-President of the Parish Council at Holy Name of Mary and Coordinator for the Ushers for many years.

     Survivors include his wife, Penny; daughter, Shelly (Chris) Schieble; son, Thomas (Michelle Bushman) Schinktgen; and five grandchildren, Michael and Maddie Schieble and Devin, Derek, and Danielle Schinktgen; brother, Marvin (Charlene) Schinktgen.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, John & Leona Schinktgen; brother, John Schinktgen; in-laws, Orson May and Violet May.

     Private services will be held for the family due to COVID. A Celebration of Life will be held sometime in 2021. Roger will be laid to rest in the Holy Name of Mary Catholic Cemetery in Maplewood.

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC of Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Schinktgen family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Roger may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Anthony A. Dufek

Anthony A. Dufek, 81, Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away on December 19, 2020. He was born on July 13, 1939 to the late Henry and Marie (Wardeck) Dufek. He served in the US Army from 1958 until 1963 as part of an Airborne unit. He married Linda Russel on November 27, 1970 in Menominee, MI. He spent 15 years volunteering doing maintenance for the Discalced Carmelites of the Holy Name of Jesus Monastery in Denmark, He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time with his granddaughters, and fixing all things.

Anthony is survived by his wife, Linda; his children, Lisa (Dan) Lardinois, Little Suamico, Joe (Amy) Dufek, Green Bay, Sandy (Adam) Kozlowski, Green Bay; his four precious granddaughters, Amber Lardinois, Ella Kozlowski, Aliya Kozlowski, and Lyla Kozlowski; brother, Patrick Dufek, Suamico; sister- and brother-in-law Darlene (Al) Donart; also survived by nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his first beloved son Tom Dufek; his parents Henry and Marie Dufek; sister Carol (John) Noack; sister-in-law, Sharon Dufek; sister- and brother-in-law, Sue (Bill) Arndt; in-laws Ethel (Clarence) Bablash, Vernon Russel.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a PRIVATE service will be held on Wednesday December 23, 2020 at 11:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Fr. Daniel Schuster officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Casco is assisting the family. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com. Please send memorials for the family to Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Attn: Dufek Family, PO Box 128, Casco, WI 54205.

A special thank you to the Discalced Carmelite Nuns who prayed for Anthony, and to all the people praying for him. Also, thank you to Unity hospice for their care and compassion.

 

Roberta Wierichs

Roberta "Bobbi" Wierichs, 76, Algoma, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center after a short illness.  She was born September 18, 1944 in Rhinelander to the late Calvin and Dorothy (Pollock) Barber.

 
Bobbi graduated from the Silver Creek Grade School and the Algoma High School. 

  
Bobbi married Don Wierichs in Algoma on July 8, 1972.

 
Bobbi was awarded the Woman of the Year and was involved in the Governors Community for physical disabilities, Community Options Program, Families of Distinction, Adult Family Home and Foster Home for Oneida Nation.

 
Bobbi was appreciative for the kindness of her classmates for picking up her books and assisting her back to her feet. 

  
Bobbi would really like everyone to celebrate her life and remember happy memories.

 
She is survived by her husband, her seven children Tonya Laurent, John (Dioni) Wierichs, Isreal Wierichs, Cheyanne Wierichs, Takota Wierichs, Donald Wierichs and Garrett Wierichs; grandchildren Maria Shrock, Sabastian (Rebbecca) Wierichs Laurent, Mason Laurent, Bobbi Joe Laurent, Anagha Laurent, Deringer Engleking, Maverick Wierichs and Oaklee Engleking; great-grandchildren Phoebe and Philippa Schrock.  She was also a "mother" to all the foster children that her and Don raised. 

 

She was also survived by her service dog Morello Thomas.   She was preceded in death by her sons Joseph and Guy Willems, sister Gale Alexander and her parents.

 

Due to Covid the family will not be having any service for Bobbi.

 

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

 

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

Janice M. Thiry

Janice M. Thiry, 81 of Green Bay, formerly of Luxemburg, passed away on Wednesday morning, December 16, 2020.

 

  She was born on July 27, 1939 to the late Goldie E. and Stella J. (Cravillion) Dalebroux. 

 

On June 30, 1962 she married Constant “Connie” J. Thiry at St. Odile Church, Thiry Daems. 

 

He preceded her in death on April 9, 1978.

 

Jan was very active, full of energy, a real jokester.  You had to pay close attention to her when she was around, you may end up her next target of a fun practical joke.

 

  She was a fulltime employee of St. Vincent Hospital up until her 80th birthday, when her family finally convinced her to take a step back and slow down.

 

 

She was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, passing the love for the Packers down to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

One of her favorite pastimes was to play Cuyoo with her siblings, usually ending up in playful arguments, throwing the cards in asking the question “What did you go with?” resulting in getting the dreaded “red chip”!

 

Survivors include her children, Heidi (Scott) VandenAvond, David (Jen) Thiry, Dan Thiry, Stacy (fiancé Scott Potts) Rohr; grandchildren, Amanda (Matt), Danielle (Ben), Steve (Amanda), Jordan (friend, Maddie), Ethan, Amber (friend, Joel), Hanna and Ben; eight great grandchildren (her pride and joy); brothers, Don (Laverne) Dalebroux, Gene (Joni) Dalebroux, Steve (Eileen) Dalebroux; one brother in law, Ken (Judy) Thiry, nieces and nephews.

 

Janice was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; one infant daughter, Susie Thiry; one sister, Kathy Dalebroux; her father in law and mother in law, Gus and Laura Thiry; one niece, Robin Dalebroux.

 

A private funeral Mass will be celebrated, 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Green Bay, with Rev. Dennis Ryan officiating and Deacon Jeff Prickette as the Homilist. 

 

The Mass will be livestreamed on the Prince of Peace Facebook page: popgb54311.

 

 

Burial in Thiry Daems Cemetery in the Town of Red River.

 

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

 

Thomas Geldmeyer

Thomas P. Geldmeyer, 54, Forestville, passed away Dec. 12, 2020 from a car accident.  He was born March 17, 1966 in Chicago, IL to Mary Chapman.

  Thomas married Mary Kathleen Ray April 5, 1987 in Phoenix, AZ.

  Thomas lived a full life in his 54 years.  He loved to spend his time hunting, fishing and always being around his family and friends.  He had a big heart, and he took great pride in the family that he and his wife created.

  Thomas is survived by his wife Mary (Kat), three sons Thomas Jr., Brandon (Kimber) and Sidney (Darcy); one daughter Christina; three grandchildren Abel, Jasmine and Russell; his mother Mary; two brothers Dell (Belinda) and Chuck (Daisy); many nieces and nephews.

  Due to Covid-19, the family will be honoring Thomas in private, but plan on holding a Celebration of his life once the pandemic has been contained. 

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

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

Richard "Rick" Glass

Richard W. Glass, age 72, of Bloomington, Illinois, passed away peacefully on December 7th, surrounded by his family at his much-loved log cabin in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

Rick was born in Akron, Ohio to Robert and Marilyn (Basford) Glass. He graduated from Joliet West High School in 1966, the University of Cincinnati in 1971, and earned a Master’s degree in Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University in 1978. Rick met his future wife, Barbara, at a healthcare conference in San Francisco, and within two months they took off on a six-week trek through Europe. Upon returning, Rick quit his job, sold his house, packed his possessions into his car and drove to Massachusetts to be with Barb. They were married October 30, 1982, in what may have been the funniest wedding ceremony of all time, if you ever heard them tell the story.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara Campbell; his son Carl (Parrish) Glass, his daughter Sarah Glass (Joe Chidley), and his daughter Jessica Glass. Also surviving are his siblings Linda (Fred) Storch, Gail (Jim) Bartz, James Swick, and Peggy (R.G.) Bender; his stepbrothers John Barnett and Mike Barnett; and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather Peter Swick, his stepmother Shirley Glass, and his stepbrother Don Barnett.

Rick’s family was the most important part of his life. He and Barb raised their three children in Peoria and later, Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, and were members of the Unitarian Universalist church. Rick had a distinguished career serving his community, including fifteen years as a vice-president at Proctor Hospital in Peoria, then as CEO of Marcfirst, an agency supporting individuals with developmental disabilities, until his retirement in 2013.

He spent his retirement years hiking and camping across the country with Barb, reaching his 50th state in 2018. He enjoyed adventures further afield, travelling to England, Italy, China, South Africa, Japan and Portugal. He spent eight beautiful summers at their cabin, transforming the yard into a native plant and tree sanctuary, feeding a wide variety of local birds, and taking in all the art, music, beer, cheese, and cherry pie that Door County offered.

Rick was a strong but quiet leader, with a calming presence, a cheeky sense of humor, and a laugh that brought smiles to the faces of all who heard it. He was a man of many interests, researching genealogy, collecting art and tribal rugs, sharing movie recommendations, touring historic sites and botanical gardens, and biking through Door County. He was a great joke-teller, campfire-builder, and aficionado of dark beer. Most of all, he was a loving human being with an endless supply of kindness and compassion, shared freely with his friends and family.

A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington-Normal at a later date. In lieu of flowers, Rick requested donations be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org), Unity Hospice (https://unityhospice.org/donate/) or the Door County Cancer Center (www.dcmedical.org/give-volunteer/campaigns/david-spude-cancer-center).  Forbes Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Reverend Milton M. Suess

Reverend Milton M. Suess, 84, Luxemburg, will be spending Christmas with Jesus this year.  He passed away the afternoon of Sunday, December 13, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay.  He was the first child of Frank and Theresa (Ledvina) Suess of Pilsen, Wisconsin on June 24, 1936.  His grandparents were Matthias and Francis Suess and Joe M. and Julia Ledvina.  His step-grandmother was Rose Suess, Francis (grandmother) having passed away when Frank was eleven years old.

 

Milton wanted to be a priest all of his life. When the parish priest, Father John Johanek approached his parents when Milton was in eighth grade, they said they wanted him to attend high school first and when he graduated, if he still wanted to attend the seminary, they would support his decision.  He graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1954, was senior class president and senior prom king.  Any date he had in high school would involve taking the young lady to visit churches in the area.  So the seminary was definitely a good choice for him. 

 

Following high school, Father Suess attended junior college at St. Francis Minor Seminary and then St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, where he earned a degree in Philosophy and Theology. Bishop Stanislaus V. Bona ordained him on June 1, 1963, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay. 

Father Milton’s first priestly appointment was as Assistant Pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, Green Bay.  At the same time, he served on the faculty of Sacred Heart Seminary, Oneida and as Prosynodal Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal.  He earned a Master’s degree in Latin at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1969.  In 1973, he was appointed Pastor of St. Ann Parish, Saint Anna.  In 1980, he was appointed Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish, Luxemburg, (commonly known as St. Mary Parish) where he served for 38 years.

 

While Pastor of St. Ann Parish, Saint Anna and St. Mary Parish, Luxemburg, Father Suess served the diocese in many different capacities including a three year term as Episcopal Vicar, Director of Catholic Cemeteries, Canon Penitentiary of the Diocese, Temporary Administrator and Pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Champion, for five years and Holy Trinity Parish, Casco/Slovan for his last 14 years.  Father Suess retired and received senior status in 2018. 

 

Father Suess had a love of travel-mostly to the Czech Republic, visiting every church, cathedral, mission and monastery.  He had a love of gardening, proud to continue the variety of potatoes his parents had given him.  He had plum trees on the church property, a tie to his Czech heritage.  He spoke the Czech language as a child, needing to learn English when he entered LaFollette Grade School. He and his friends continued to stay fluent in the Czech language in high school using hand-written flash cards.  He went on to learn Latin, Greek, German, Spanish and Russian.  In his 70’s and 80’s he learned to use the computer and loved its vast collection of churches and cathedrals.  He was especially fluent in Czech and read Czech newspapers, books, periodicals and interpreted Czech letters for friends.  He loved the Czech music and had an extensive collection of albums.  He sang with the Czech Choraliers at the Western Fraternal National Convention in Green Bay.

Survivors include four sisters, Elizabeth (Craig) Robillard, CO; Julie (Paul) Thoreson, Kewaunee; Susan (Robert) Heine, Grafton; Mary Ellen Suess, Madison; two nieces, Nichole (David Steffen) Robillard and Dierdre (Mike Strong) Robillard; three great nephews, Zachary and Ethan Steffen, Anders Olson and one great niece, Annika Olson. One uncle and one aunt, Robert Suess, Pilsen; Dorothy Suess, Mishicot.

 

Father Suess was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, his step-grandmother, and one great-nephew, Liam Olson; one brother in law, Robert Clapper; many aunts and uncles further preceded him.

 

Father Suess’s retirement Mass was celebrated with Father Paul Paider, Father Mark Mleziva, Father Joe Dorner, Deacon Bob Miller and his wife, Linda, and seminarian Matthew Colle.  Servers were, Ethan Whitmire, TJ Weinfurter and Zachary Tassoul.  In 38 years at St. Mary Parish in Luxemburg, he baptized 1192 people, (mostly babies).  He conducted 438 weddings, 568 funerals and Masses more than can be counted.  He had about 3500 round-trips to Casco in 14 years.  He taught about 18 class periods per week during school and CCD times.  He made about 4,000 home-made greeting cards for birthdays.  He wrote and typed about 2280 introductions for weekend Masses.  He was deeply loved by the people of Luxemburg, Casco and Champion.

 

The wake for Father Milton Suess will be held at St. Mary Parish, Luxemburg on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 from Noon until 7:00 pm.  A Solemn Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 pm.

 A Memorial Mass with the school children will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 8:00 am.  Visitation will continue on Thursday, from 9:00 am to 10:45 am.  St. Mary Parish is located at 1412 Main Street, Luxemburg.  To ensure health and safety, there will be strict adherence to Covid 19 guidelines with masks required and social distancing. 

 

The Funeral Liturgy, expressing our faith and our hope in the promised glory of the Lord’s Resurrection, will take place at 11:00 am on Thursday, December 17, 2020, at St. Mary Parish, Luxemburg.  Most Rev. David Ricken will preside at the funeral and Reverend Paul Paider will be the homilist with Reverend Daniel Schuster concelebrating. The Funeral will be private, limited to family members, priests of the Diocese of Green Bay, members of the Knights of Columbus Society, Christian Mother Society, Catholic Order of Foresters and the Holy Name Society.  The Funeral Mass will be livestreamed on the St. Mary School of Luxemburg, facebook page at 11:00 am on Thursday.

The burial will be immediately after the Mass at St. Joseph Cemetery in Pilsen.

 

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

In Lieu of flowers a memorial/scholarship fund has been established in his name for the St. Mary Catholic School, Luxemburg.

Roger J. Anderson

Roger J. Anderson, 77, of Sturgeon Bay passed away December 12, 2020.  He was born December 11, 1943 in Sturgeon Bay to John M. and Alice F. (Larsen) Anderson.

On September 2, 1967, he married Sandra Lee Dettman at Bay View Lutheran Church where he was a lifelong member.  They recently celebrated their 53rd Wedding Anniversary.

After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School in the Class of 1962, he earned degrees from Milwaukee School of Engineering and UW Milwaukee. After college, he served in the U.S. Army Reserve from 1969 to 1975.  He, along with his wife, continued operating a business started by his parents, Sturgeon Bay Metal Products.  He also farmed in his ‘spare time’.

 

Roger was especially passionate about the community of Sturgeon Bay, and a member of the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay for many years.  He co-chaired the Rotary Environmental Protection Committee, through which he worked on multiple community projects.

 

Over the years, interests of Roger’s included the Door County Medical Center Foundation Board, Crossroads at Big Creek, the Boys & Girls Club, and the YMCA.  Golden Retrievers and snowstorms always put a smile on Roger’s face.  Roger especially enjoyed winters because of his love of plowing snow.

 

He is survived by his wife, Sandy, two daughters Dana (Vernon Smith and his son Nickolas) Anderson and Alicia (Matthew) Schopf and two granddaughters Alaina Schopf and Leah Schopf, all of Sturgeon Bay.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Due to COVID-19 and the temporary closing of Bay View Lutheran Church, there is no public service scheduled at this time.  Burial will be at Mount Olive Cemetery. Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

Memorials may be given to organizations mentioned above or of your choosing.

 

The family would like to thank everyone who cared for Roger throughout his ‘journey’.  The respect and kindness shown to him and his family is forever appreciated.

Ruth Ann Meister

Ruth Ann Meister, 79 , Algoma. Passed away on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Ruth was born on June 17, 1941 to the late Charles and Lucy (Jauquet) Rankin. She married Gilbert Meister on June 13, 1959 at St. Mary’s in Algoma. He preceded her in death on May 12, 2019. Ruth was an at-home child care worker. She enjoyed the family gatherings, summer trout boils, cooking, spending time with her brothers and sisters and being a member of the St. Mary’s Rosary Society.

 

Ruth is survived by her son, Alan (Wendy) Meister; grandchildren, Spencer (fiancé Amy) and her children, Justine, Hailey, Kaydance and Jordyn, Ashley (Eric) Huss, Brittany Meister (friend Bryan), Alex Meister (fiancé Ashley); great-grandchildren, Jordan, Avery, and Connor Huss; brother-in-law, Ralph Zimmer; as well as by nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert; son, Dean Meister; her parents, Charles and Lucy Rankin; brothers and sisters, Ester Rankin, Harold (Marion) Rankin, Marie (Elmond) Herison, Helen (Roy) Massart; father- and mother-in-law, Henry and Elizabeth Meister; sisters-in-law, Carol Fisher and Ann Zimmer; as well as by nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will take place at St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Algoma from 10-11 am on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Alvan Amadi officiating. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced and facemasks are required to be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established at the funeral home.

 

A special thank you to the Algoma Long Term Care Unit for the exceptional care given to Ruth. Also, a special thank you to her very special friend, Mary Jo Mattice.

Mildred Moreau

Mildred Moreau, 88, Casco, passed away on December 6, 2020 at home surrounded by family. She was born on February 17, 1932 to the late Jule and Signia (Delarwelle) Ferron. On October 27, 1954 she married Mose Moreau at St. Peter Catholic Church - Lincoln. He preceded her in death on October 26, 2013. Together Mose and Mildred ran the family dairy farm. She loved to crochet, knit, and help on the family farm.

 

Mildred is survived by her children, Dan (Cindy) Moreau, Dennis Moreau, and Doug Moreau; step-grandson, Brian Wautlet; step-great-granddaughter; brothers, Roger (Pat) Ferron, Darrell (Faye) Ferron, and Carlton (Carol) Ferron; sister LaVerne Haegele; nieces and nephews, and her special dog friends, Daisy and Buck.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mose Moreau; son, Wendell Ferron; parents, Jule and Signia Ferron; twin-sister, Myrtle; in-laws, Joseph and Adele Moreau; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Fritz Haegele, Evelyn Ferron, Ronald (Phoebe) Wendricks, Lorraine (Anthony) Deprey, Gladys (Harry) Jandrin; and special friend of the family, Jodi Anderson.

 

Visitation will take place at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Casco from 5-8 pm on Friday, December 11, 2020. Prayer service will take place at 6:00 pm Friday with Fr. Dennis Drury. Visitation will continue, Saturday from 8-11:30 am at the funeral home. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 12:00 Noon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church – Casco with Fr. Daniel Schuster officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced and face masks must be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

A special thank you to the staff of Bellin and Crystal Young at Unity Hospice, and family friend Tanya Guillette, for all of the care given to Mildred.

Evelyn R. Granius-Lindley

Evelyn R. Granius-Lindley, 94 , Algoma. Passed away on Sunday, December 6, 2020. Evelyn was born on March 14, 1926 to the late Mike and Mary (Dordzen) Perinovic. She married Melvin Granius, together Mel and Evy owned and operated Hilltop Grocery in Algoma. After Mel’s passing, she later married Dr. Don Lindley.

 

Evelyn is survived by her children, Becky (David) Kambach, Sun City, AZ., Bonnie Hudson, Algoma, WI, Ron (Jane) Granius, Algoma, WI, Brenda Rush (Randy Dettmann), Algoma, WI; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; brother David Perinovic; sister Eleanor Draize, Brussels, and Mary Ann Blanchard, Florida. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Melvin Granius and Don Lindley; parents, Mike and Mary Perinovic; sons-in-law, David Hudson, Lee Rush; brothers Steve Perinovic, Mike Perinovic, and Ed Perinovic; and sister, Dorothy Degner.

 

Due to COVID-19, services will be held for immediate family only, at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Algoma, on Saturday December 12, 2020 at 11:00 am with Fr. Alvan Amadi officiating. The service will be live streamed on the Wiesner & Massart Facebook page for all others. Please visit https://www.facebook.com/ AlgomaCascoFunerals at the time of the service. A link will be provided on the Wiesner & Massart website. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Algoma Board Walk or the Ahnapee Trail.

 

A special thank you to Jennie, Chad, and all the staff at Autumn’s Journey for their loving care of Evelyn and to Unity Hospice for their care in her final days.

 

Today we had to say goodbye to our mother and grandma Evelyn She will be remembered by a lot of you from her years in their grocery store The Hilltop, her pie making at Hudson’s, she could make a mile high beautiful lemon meringue pie, customers would stop and ask if we still had grandma’s famous lemon or rhubarb pie. She could sew with the best of them, she made us award winning Halloween costumes. She was a woman way before her time, she always stood up for what she believed in. She was feisty but would give you the shirt off her back. She lived a good life and will be missed by many. Thank you everyone that always asked how she was doing and sent her well wishes. She will be in our hearts forever.

 

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Constance Mary Parins

Constance “Connie” M. Parins, 77, Luxemburg. Passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020. Connie was born on April 3, 1943 to the late Mearle and Dolores (Paque) Claflin. She married Gerald Parins on June 13, 1964 at Corpus Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay. Connie was a housewife, who enjoyed crocheting, baking, taking care of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and feeding the local wildlife.

 

Connie is survived by her husband, Gerald; her children, Todd (Kim) Parins and Tammy (Mike) Loucks; grandchildren, Joseph Parins, Zachary Loucks, Pamela (Scott) Dansereau, Amanda Loucks, Jacob Parins, Joshua Parins; great-grandchildren, Lilliana, Arianna, Mikyla, and Parker; brother Stuart Claflin, sisters-in-law, Carol Clark, Geraldine Reinhardt, and Adeline Parins; as well as by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, and nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will take place from 4-8 pm on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Algoma. Visitation will continue from 9:30-11 am on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church – Algoma. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Alvan Amadi officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced and facemasks are required to be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

 

A special thank you to Emerald Shores and Unity Hospice for the great care given to Connie, as well as to the staff and doctor at Ministry North Shore Medical Clinic. 

Nancy Townsend

Nancy (Wautier) Townsend, 68, of Sturgeon Bay passed away unexpectedly on Dec. 9, 2020. She was born Oct. 3,1952 to the late Donald and Shirley Wautier. 

 

Nancy enjoyed spending countless hours reading books on her Kindle that was a gift given to her. She enjoyed her Friday fish fries and going to the movies. Nancy shared a special bond with her grandson Jacob and enjoyed when he'd spend his summers with her.

 

She is proceeded in death by her parents, Donald and Shirley (Franda) Wautier, sister Karen Wautier, brother, Allan Wautier, brother, Mark Wautier, sister-in-law, Peggy Wautier, 2 nieces, Karen and Kaitlyn Schley and grandparents, Herbie and Eleanor Lenius. 

 

Nancy is survived by her children, Nikki (Greg) Vig, Jennifer (Greg) Stauber; 5 grandchildren, Kerrigan and Brendan Vig, Jacob, Alyson and Alexa Stauber; siblings David (Joann Janssen) Wautier, Barbara (Russ) Vlies, Ann (Jon) Schley, Kelly (Sharon) Wautier, Stacy (Russ) Cihlar, special friend, Steve Mason, as well as many nieces and nephews.  

 

Due to COVID-19, a private family gathering and memorial will take place. Forbes Funeral Home assisted the family.  A special thank you to Dr. Binard and staff at DCMH for the care given to Nancy.

 

Charles Richard Overbeck

Charles Richard Overbeck passed from this life Saturday, December 5, 2020. 

     Chuck was born to Henry and Thea J Overbeck, February 5, 1944, in Sturgeon Bay, WI.  Charlie and his best friend, Dave Stafford, started the rodeo association at UW-Riverfalls. Chuck was a graduate of Texas A&M Commerce with a master’s degree in microbiology. He held a double A water license with the state of Texas. Chuck served in the United States Army and saw combat as part of the long-range infantry patrol in Vietnam. He served as a member of the National Guard and the Texas Army Reserves and retired as SFC E-7. He worked for the water department of Liberty City and was the water superintendent of Kilgore, TX for twenty years. He later worked for KBR in the Iraqi theater purifying water for our troops and drilling water wells for the country. Chuck was a member of the Church of Christ and worshipped with the Alpine congregation in Longview, TX.

     A memorial service will be held in his honor Friday, February 5, 2021. Details will be announced later.

     Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Overbeck and Thea J Peterson née Leasum; his brothers, Philip Overbeck and Michael Overbeck; and his brother-in-law, Leo Zipperer.

     Chuck is survived by his wife of fifty years, Kathy Overbeck née Alexander; daughters, Cody Browning and her spouse Jason Browning of Flint, TX and Brooke Long and spouse Todd Long of Gladewater, TX; sons, J-Charles Overbeck and his spouse Kat Overbeck of Honey Grove, TX and Casey Overbeck of Gladewater, TX. Charles is also survived by his stepmother, Betty Overbeck of Sturgeon Bay; siblings, William "Bill" Overbeck of Sturgeon Bay, Margi Zipperer of Sturgeon Bay, Elizabeth "Little Bit" LeClair of Jacksonport, and Jennifer "JJ" and her spouse, Steve Baudhuin, of Sturgeon Bay; and sister-in-law, Karin Overbeck, of Sturgeon Bay. Chuck is survived by his brother-in-law, David Alexander and spouse, LuAnn, of Canton, TX; and sisters-in-law, Nancy Proctor née Alexander and spouse, Dennis Proctor, of the Woodlands, TX and Karla Gibson née Alexander of Tyler. Papa Charlie's grandchildren are Aaron Browning, Chase Browning, Tate Long, Lylah Long, Jagger Overbeck, and Savannah Overbeck. Uncle Chuck's nieces and nephews also survive him: Linda Roop née Overbeck, Travis Overbeck, Guy Overbeck, Shannon Stafford, Steffanie Stafford, Kathy Zipperer, Greg Zipperer, Dustin Overbeck, Aaron LeClair, Nathan LeClair, Courtney Ripp née LeClair, Philip Baudhuin, Samantha Boncher née Baudhuin, Justin Wells, Hillary Egan née Proctor, Zachary Proctor, Dax Alexander.

Donations or contributions may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the charity of your choice or to Alpine Church of Christ c/o Jerry Brumbaugh, Mission Ministry, 610 E Loop 281, Longview, TX 75605.

 

Carola Minar McMullen

Carola Minar McMullen, beloved and generous civic leader, educator and artist, died on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  After an eight-year battle with lymphoma, she succumbed to Covid.  She was 94.

She was born in Eugene, Oregon in 1926 and educated across Oregon in Salem, Medford, The Dalles and Portland, ultimately graduating from Salem High School and Willamette University.  At Willamette she was a proud Delta Gamma who majored in sociology and religion and minored in Spanish.  She had the foresight to understand that Spanish language skills would enable her to make a difference in social services in the West.  She met her husband, David W. Minar, in a Presbyterian church group and they were married in Portland in June 1948.  She was a trainee in human resources at Lipman Wolfe in Portland in their first year of marriage while David finished at Reed College before moving to Berkeley for him to pursue a Ph.D. in political science at the University of California. 

She continued her human resources career in the Office of the President at the University of California, working with legendary President Robert Gordon Sproul to establish the classification program that enabled the administrative restructuring of the U.C. into a system of multiple campuses. 

As a faculty wife at Northwestern University, Columbia University, and the University of Washington, she was proud to host hundreds of students and faculty in her family’s homes; she was an avid cook and baker, and could serve dinner for 50 or 100 with few hours’ notice.  She took great pride in the exchange of ideas at the dining table whether entertaining scholars and leaders or students and friends of her sons.  Rather than avoid politics or religion at the table, she would be sure they came up.

After being widowed in 1973, she returned to her administrative career at Northwestern University, where she was Assistant to the Dean and Lecturer in the School of Education. 

Several years after the death of her first husband, she married accounting and management educator Stewart Y. McMullen, who predeceased her in 1990.  Carola and Stewart traveled the world, further stoking her interests in politics and culture.  She traveled to six continents including Antarctica and most states of the U.S. 

Throughout, she was active in civic affairs, from room mother to PTA president.  She served seven years on the Wilmette, Illinois Public Schools District 39 Board of Education, including six as president, and eight years on the New Trier Township High School District 203 Board of Education, including two as president.  She took a prominent role as a board member in union negotiations and through sometimes tumultuous labor issues bridged the needs of teachers and communities. 

After more than thirty years living and working in the Chicago area, she chose to relocate to Door County, Wisconsin, where she and Stewart had previously purchased a vacation home, and she built a new home on Green Bay waterfront.  She became active in the arts community in Door County, particularly around quilting, and was featured in the Door County Pulse article “The Politics of Making Quilts” in 2008.  Again, no quilt class or gathering was complete without conversation about politics and religion, and Carola asserted the role of strong women, her own form of feminism, even while operating one or several sewing machines.  She was a strong proponent of the advancement of women in their careers and professions. 

McMullen was an active member of the teaching faculty of the Clearing in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin, both in its residential summer program and its winter programs, and taught also at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina, well into her 80s.  She built a home in Sturgeon Bay with facilities to allow her to teach Clearing winter programs at home, creating a hub for quilting artists from around the region.  Her talents and methods as a quilter, fabric artist and teacher were among her greatest prides. She established the original endowment for the Clearing, launching its first capital campaign.  She was a generous donor to endowments at Northwestern University and Pomona College. 

Foremost was her capacity to talk about and support her sons, who had lost their father early and whose strong maternal role model continued to shape them into adulthood.  Close behind was her commitment to dogs, including survivor Teddy.

Survivors include sons Edward H. Minar (Diana P. Nagel) and Thomas J. Minar (Frank S. Becker), stepdaughter Suse “Faith” MacDonald (Stuart G. MacDonald), step-grandchildren Alison K. MacDonald and Ripley MacDonald (Kate) and three step great-grandchildren, brother Robert W. Hays and nieces and nephews Steven Hays, Michael Hays, Karen Green, Janee Aronoff and Annette Thompson. 

She was intrepid and kind.  In fighting her cancer, well into her 93rd year she continued to drive herself to Chicago for experimental treatments at Northwestern Medicine.  In a sense that explains everything about her desire to lead, to prevail and to survive.  A beloved and remarkable force of nature has departed. 

Private family services will be conducted at Dignity Memorial Park Cemetery in Skokie, Illinois, presided by the Rev. Dr. Stephanie Perdew of First Congregational Church of Wilmette, Illinois.  A memorial service will be announced at a later date.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com Memorials may be directed to the Minar Fund in Politics at Pomona College in Claremont, California or the endowment of The Clearing, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.

Eunice Rose Deterville

Eunice Rose Deterville, 81, Luxemburg, passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020. 

 

She was born in Seymour on February 13, 1939 to the late Raymond J. Sr. and Teresa L. (Treml) Dax and grew up working and playing on a small family farm near Thiry Daems. 

 

On July 4, 1959 she married Reginald Deterville at St. Joseph Church in Champion and raised five wonderful children.  S

 

he ran a dairy farm in Sugarbush until 1996, where you would find her grandchildren playing, being kids and learning from her about hard work, having fun and exploring local places. 

 

She then worked for two local grocery stores until her retirement to take care of Reginald. He preceded her in death on September 9, 2011.  Mom enjoyed bowling and softball and who was well known in the area for both.

 

  Above all, she loved spending time with family and friends at church events, local restaurants, movie Tuesday’s and Birthday Club. 

While at home, you can bet she would be watching the Hallmark channel.

 

Survivors include her five children, Mark (Rosie) Deterville, Amanda (Greg) Nimmer, Sherry Toms, Tom (Becky) Deterville, Melinda (Dean) Enderby; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ray (Betty) Dax Jr.; one brother in law, Byron Bredael.

 

Eunice was preceded in death by her husband, two sisters and two brothers in law, Donna Bredael, Lou Ann (Joe) Sticka and Jim Deterville; her father in law and mother in law, Ervin and Dolores Deterville.

 

In keeping gatherings to a minimum, a private family funeral Mass was held at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Sugarbush with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.

 

  Burial in St. Hubert Cemetery, Sugarbush.

 

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

 

A special note of thanks is extended to Bellin Home Health and to Ashley, Mom’s home care nurse, for your care and compassion.

 

Kenneth L. Knuth

Kenneth Lyle Knuth, 84, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Door County Medical Center on December 9, 2020.  He was born June 12, 1936 in Sturgeon Bay to Eugene and Evelyn (Martens) Knuth.  On August 3, 1957 he married Judith Ann Tassoul, she preceded him in death on July 2, 2017.  He later married Nadine Urban on July 14, 2018.

After serving in the U. S. Navy, Ken attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  He worked as a breeder and pipefitter, and eventually became a Master Plumber, establishing “Knuth Plumbing and Heating”.

After he sold his business in 2000, he worked as a building inspector up until his death.  He enjoyed fishing, tinkering in his shop, farming projects such as raising beef, pigs and chickens. He also loved spending winters in Florida.

Ken had a huge heart and loved being around people.  He was a “happy-go-lucky” guy who always had a smile and laugh for everyone.  He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. 

Survivors include his wife, Nadine; two daughters, Sherry (Jim) Bagnall, Sturgeon Bay; Connie (Mike) Baudhuin, Brussels; five grandchildren, Brigette Baudhuin (friend Zach Joyce), Erin (Jake) Hackbart, Reney (Jensen) Bagnall, LaRae Bagnall (friend Matt Birschbach); Cora Baudhuin; twin great-grandsons, Brooks and Graham Hackbart;  brother-in-law, George Wagner, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son, Larry; first wife, Judy; sister, Jean Daubner and sister-in-law Carla Wagner.

 A public visitation is scheduled on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Forbes Funeral Home from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm.  All visitors are required to wear face masks.  A private family service will follow with burial in the Forestville Town Cemetery.

Muriel D. Gruetzmacher

Muriel D. Gruetzmacher, 95, died Monday afternoon December 7, 2020 at Kewaunee Health Services nursing home in Kewaunee. 

 

She was born July 5, 1925 to the late Loretta (Kudick) and Henry Hannemann in Luxemburg Wisconsin.  On May 26, 1945 she married Marvin F. Gruetzmacher at St. John Lutheran Church, Luxemburg. 

 

He preceded her in death on December 6, 2010. Together they farmed and lived in rural Kewaunee.  She was longtime member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.  During her lifetime she enjoyed gardening and always had a variety of plants growing in the house.

 

Survivors include two sons, Dale (Shirley) Gruetzmacher of Chesapeake, VA and Glen (Mary Ellen) Gruetzmacher of Manitowoc, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

 She was preceded in death by her husband, her sister Bernice Reckelberg and brother in law Harold Reckelberg, Luxemburg; one grandchild, Amber and one greatgrandchild, Arianna.

 

In keeping gatherings to a minimum a private burial service was held at St. Paul Lutheran Church/Cemetery in Montpelier with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.

 

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG assisted the family in the arrangements.  www.mcmahonfh.com

 

The family would like to thank the staff of Kewaunee Health Services for their care and kindness to Muriel over the last years of her life.

Arlene M Michiels

Arlene M Michiels, 84 of Denmark, died on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at home with her family by her side.

 

Born in Champion on October 9, 1936 to Rudolph and Doris (DeJardin) Mercier.

 

She graduated from Luxemburg High School with the Class of 1955.

 

Arlene married Bill Michiels on July 12, 1958 at St Joseph Church, Champion.  (Hottest Day of the Year)

 

In 1962 Arlene and Bill purchased the family farm where she truly appreciated and enjoyed raising her family and all of the work and fun related to life on the farm. 

 

Arlene was a person of tremendous faith, held a strong work ethic and was a supportive, active volunteer for her church.

 

Arlene enjoyed stitching quilts, playing cards, flower gardening and an afternoon nap, a quality that each of her children

proudly carries on.

 

Arlene enjoyed many years waitressing at Cliff and Ceils, and she truly relished her role as the Queen of the Head Table for many weddings. 

 

Her face lit up when it came to visits with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Attending their activities held a favorite spot in her heart.  Nothing was more important to Arlene than faith and family.

 

Arlene is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bill and her six children, Lonnie (Joe) Loritz, John (Lynn) Michiels, Mary (Dan) Valenta, Barb (Tony) Loritz, Allen Michiels, Tami (Todd) O’Brien, all of Denmark; by eleven grandchildren Tyler (Breanna) Loritz, Brandon (Taylor) Loritz, Josh (Danielle) Michiels, Shane (Brooke) Michiels, Alex Michiels (Special Friend Brittany), Karli (Cuyler) Franzke, Elizabeth Valenta (Special Friend Rob), Brianne (Brandin) Arndt, Cami Loritz (Fiancé Jimmy Knackstedt), Abby O’Brien (Special Friend Travis), Kate O’Brien (Special Friend Ethan), four great-grandchildren, Julian, McKenna, Iver, Maren and Baby Arndt (due to arrive any day), and her special extended family friends Tim, Lucy, Sophie and Sam Stedl.  And her very best friend, her puppy Lacey.

She is further survived by one brother, Harlin Mercier; one sister, Jeanet

te (Stan) Dequaine; two sisters-in-law Betty Michiels and Carol Michiels; many nieces and nephews. 

Arlene was preceded in death by her parents, brother Galen, father in-law and mother in-law Frank and Clara Michiels; brothers in law and sisters in-law Betty Mercier, Marie (Dave) Ohrmundt, Florence (Gene) Deheck, Earl (Vi) Michiels, Leona (Leonard) Arendt, Leo Michiels, Bob (Mary) Michiels, Arnie (Dot) Michiels, Norman (Joyce) Michiels, Geraldine (Clarence) Lamal, Jerry Michiels, Walter Michiels, Donald Michiels, Donna Mae Michiels and one infant (Michiels) brother.

 

Friends may call at All Saints Church, Denmark, between 9:00 to 10:45 am on Thursday, December 10, 2020. 

 

Funeral 11:00 am Thursday at the church with Rev. Paul Demuth officiating.  Funeral mass will be live streamed through Facebook. Friend request Deacon Dave Scheuer Facebook page to view service.

 

Burial in All Saints cemetery, Denmark. 

 

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Michiels family www.mcmahonfh.com.

 

Covid-19 virus precautions will be required by wearing a face covering, social distancing and sanitizing please.

 

Dear friends and family, your safety and comfort is of our highest priority.  We understand if you are not able to join us at church.  We feel your prayers and spirit, we know you are with us! 

 

Mom God has you in his arms, we have you in our hearts.   

David 'Dave' E. Meiers

David 'Dave' E. Meiers, 82, Luxemburg, Wisconsin passed away peacefully at St Vincent Hospital on the evening of December 3, 2020.

 

David was born June 20, 1938 in Appleton, Wisconsin to Elmer B. and Mary C. (Lenss) Meiers. He graduated from Central Catholic - Premontre High School in 1956.  After completing two years of financial classes at NWTC, he worked at Wisconsin Finance as a Credit/Collections manager where he met his lovely wife Lil.  From there, he went on to open his own company, Maintenance Engineering, Inc. in Green Bay, Wisconsin, which became one of the largest commercial janitorial companies in Northeastern Wisconsin.  In addition to his 'Maids' franchises – Dave, at one point, employed nearly 400 people in four different states. As his health deteriorated over the years – especially his severe arthritis - he sold those businesses and went on to work in real estate with Caldwell Realty where he retired in 2012.

 

Dave grew up an avid sportsman - enjoying hunting, fishing, and skiing with his family and life-long friends. Later in life his main joy came from sailing on the weekends in Green Bay with his wife and two children.  In addition, Dave was a passionate reader and firmly committed to self-reliance.

 

Dave is survived by his wife, Lil, Luxemburg, WI; his son Michael, CA; two grandchildren Madeline and Joseph; his sister Diane (Ken) Cook, Green Bay; his brother Jay Meiers, Green Bay and several nieces and nephews.

 

 He was preceded in death by his son Patrick (2019); his parents Elmer (1976) and Mary (2009), and his brothers Jim (Tooie) Meiers (1988) and Jesse Meiers (2005).

 

Friends may call at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville, between 10:00 and 10:45 am on Saturday, December 12, 2020.  Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday at the church.

 

Burial will take place in Michigamme, Michigan.

 

Covid -19 virus protection is suggested.  Please wear a face covering, social distance and be aware of hand sanitizing.

 

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

 

A special note of thanks is extended to the nurses of St. Vincent Hospital, ICU and friends who have been at our side offering assistance, love and support, especially Jan Alsteen and Jan DeWan. Angels on Earth!!

 

 

Diane E. Owens

Diane Elizabeth Owens, 80, of Green Bay, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on December 7, 2020 at St. Vincent’s Hospital.  She was born November 11, 1940, in Milwaukee to Edward and Jeanette (Christiansen) Dutschek.  On August 22, 1959, she married William E. Owens in Milwaukee, he preceded her in death on April 10, 1992.

Diane loved doing puzzles and watching movies.  She was a very giving person who enjoyed spoiling everyone.  Diane was also known by many as the “Candy Lady”.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra (James) Laster, Green Bay; a son, Steve Owens, Winnebago, WI; three grandchildren, Ross Wilson, Green Bay; Logan (Kym) Wilson, Green Bay; Aaron Laster, Virginia; great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Jack Sellhausen; nieces and nephews; dear friends, Vi Ackerman, Kathi King, and Betty Rassmussen; special companion, Rose and other friends at Bornemann’s Assisted Living.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son, Ronnie; and 2 sisters, Dolores Sellhausen and Donna Beck.

Due to the pandemic the family will have memorial services at a later date.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family with arrangements.  

Special thanks to all those at Davita Dialysis Center (Riverside Location), St. Vincent’s Hospital, Unity Hospice, and Doctors Neu and Smith for the wonderful care and support.

 

Maureen Faye (Arndt) Weber

Maureen Faye (Arndt) Weber, 86, of Sturgeon Bay died December 3, 2020, at Anna’s Healthcare CBRF.

     Maureen was born on December 26, 1933, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of William J. and Gloris H. (Hayes) Arndt. She attended grade school at Evergreen School, and was a 1951 graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School. As a teen growing up in the 1940s, her career aspirations were to be a foreign news correspondent to engage her interest in travel, people and politics. After attending a year of college at Marquette University for journalism, she instead traveled to California, graduated from Howell Dental Institute in Los Angeles, and started her profession as a dental assistant before returning to Sturgeon Bay.

     On June 26, 1954 she married Charles P. Weber at St. Joseph Parish. Together the couple experienced the happiness and responsibilities that come with raising four children: William Weber of Sturgeon Bay, Elizabeth Weber-Maas of Marinette, Susan (Dean) Anschutz of Sturgeon Bay, and Michael (Jill) Weber of Waunakee. Maureen and “Chaunce” were blessed with family, good friends, as well as shared values and shared interests like traveling. After 38 years of marriage, Charles preceded Maureen in death on August 29, 1992.

     Even though she continued traveling both nationally and internationally, visiting every continent, most enjoyable to Maureen was precious time spent with her six grandchildren including: Andrew (friend, Mollie Gibson) and Tyler Weber; Nathan (friend, Sahara Tanner) and Elise Anschutz; Brittany (Megan) and Brianna Maas, and Michael and Samantha. Especially delightful to her, was a relationship built most recently with 4-year-old great granddaughter, Alayna, aka “Little Maureen.” She loved watching her grandchildren at their various athletic and musical events, but more importantly she respected each grandchild’s individuality, and provided them with an example of confidence and goodness for their lifetime.

     Maureen’s smile and kind nature were experienced by others when she worked part-time at Harmann Studios, when filling in as a dental assistant for Dr. Paulsen DDS, and more recently while volunteering as a greeter at St. Joseph Catholic Church at the 4 p.m. mass. In addition, she loved her weekly card club, and having breakfast with friends at McDonalds or gathering with neighbors at Big Hill Regency where she resided for 16 years. Her social spirit and desire to be there for others—to help, to support, or to provide a Christmas dinner —was devotion guided by her faith.

     Maureen was preceded in death by her husband and his brother and wife, John and May Weber. She is survived by two nieces Lorry (David) Hazelwood, Dee (William) Tucker and two nephews John (Kathy)Weber, and David (Denise) Weber, along with extended family members both here and in California.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends is currently planned (pending a safe environment) at the church on Saturday, January 23, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Those attending the visitation and/or Mass are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. 

     Memorials may be given in her name to the St. Joseph Parish community which she loved so dearly.

     The family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Door County Medical Center Emergency and Med/Surgical Floor, Unity Hospice, and Anna’s Healthcare for the compassionate care provided to Maureen during the past few months. 

    Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Weber family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Maureen may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Cynthia "Cindy" Joy Tong

Cynthia “Cindy” Joy Tong, 62, lifelong resident of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Door County Medical Center.

     She was born April 8, 1958 in Sturgeon Bay along with her sister Sue, the twin daughters of William “Bill” and Helen (Klapatch) Tong. Cindy attended Cherry School and graduated in 1979. Cindy then went to work at the Sunshine House and Candle Factory. Working on candles was her favorite job. She worked for over 36 years at the Sunshine House and in 2003 was Employee of The Year. Cindy participated in several theater productions put on by the Sunshine House. She loved music and she loved to sing and dance and you’d better believe she made her presence known on stage.

     She participated in bowling at Apple Valley Lanes and won several trophies which she was very proud of. Everywhere Cindy went she was very friendly and made everyone smile.

     For 16 years she participated in Hearty Conditioning classes at DCMH with her dad, Bill. She was very active and loved to be outside walking and sometimes even running. Sometimes her caregivers had all they could do to keep up with her.

     Her favorite movie was the Wizard of OZ. She also enjoyed Sesame Street, Cinderella and the annual Christmas specials on TV. Cindy enjoyed going to the Door County Fair every year. Her favorite ride was the Tilt-A-Whirl. She looked forward to her annual corn dog and playing the balloon dart game. She also enjoyed playing with cards, sorting them and stacking them.

     Cindy was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

     Survivors include her two sisters, Sandra Tong Draper and Sue Tong-Fredrickson, both of Sturgeon Bay; a brother-in-law, Kenneth Honold of Jacksonport; and six nieces and nephews, John White, Steve White, Renee Stein, Heidi Honold, John Fredrickson and Rebecca Fredrickson-LaCrosse. She is also survived by numerous cousins. Cindy will also be missed by Miss Kitty who slept with her every night.

     Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters, Diane Tong and Mary Honold; and one brother, David Tong.

     Due to the pandemic, private graveside services will be held at St. Joseph Cemetery where Cindy will be laid to rest next to her parents. Public services are being discussed for some time next year.

     Private visitation of Cynthia laid in state will be provided electronically to immediate family, relatives and friends.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials in her memory may be sent to the family at 1116 North 15th Place, Sturgeon Bay.

     Please sign online register, leave expressions of sympathy, share memories and photos of Cynthia with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

     Her twin sister Sue is requesting that if anyone has a story or happy memory of Cindy to please share it.

 

Bertha Laven

Bertha Laven (nee Gottfried), 93, Algoma, formerly of Milwaukee, died Saturday Dec. 5, 2020 in home hospice care.  She was born Jan. 22, 1927 in Milwaukee to George and Pauline (Gassner) Gottffried. 

 

 Bertha married Roland Laven September 22, 1951 In Milwaukee.

She was the loving mother of Christine Laird (the late Jerry), Wendy (Mike) Brewer and Brenda (Larry) Roberts; proud grandmother of Jonathan, Angela, Bridget, Kelly, Stephanie, Derek, Jason and Petrea; many great grandchildren, special nephew Roger (Julie) LaVen and other nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends.

 

Bertha was preceded in death by her husband Roland, parents, son-in-law Jerry Laird, brother George Gottfried and sister Louise Koehn.

Bertha retired in 1986 from the Sears Catalog Department.  Then in 1987 they moved to their present home in the Algoma area.

 

She enjoyed her Milwaukee Brewers and was a season ticket holder for many years.  She grew up loving  dancing and she loved spending her free time reading and going to the casino, watching and feeding her birds. 

 

 She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Milwaukee for 24 years, before joining the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma family. 

 

 There will be a public visitation, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church,  Algoma,  from 11:00 AM until the time of services at 1:00 PM with Rev. John Moll and Rev. Joel McKenney officiating.  Burial to take place Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, 68th and Forest Home in Milwaukee with a graveside service at 1:00 PM.

 

The family wants to give a special thank you to Aurora Hospice and Adam for all the care and kindness given to Bertha and her family.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 406 4th Street, Algoma, in Bertha's memory.

 

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

Ronald "Red" G. Christman

Ronald “Red” G. Christman, 90, Luxemburg, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, following a lengthy battle with cancer. 

 

He was born on December 18, 1929 in Stangelville to the late John C. and Laura C. (Seidl) Christman.

 

Ron graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1947, after which he drove gravel truck for his father, eventually purchasing the truck.  He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951.

 

  After incurring a back injury during service, he spent a year at the Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, MI where doctors told him to never get into a truck again. 

 

He denied their advice and went on to log six million miles over the course of 60 years as an owner-operator and later as employee for local trucking operations. 

He hauled cheese to the West Coast for many years.  In between the years of trucking where he took a break, he worked in the shop for Taylor Trucking in Sheboygan, of which Ron was part owner.

It was at this time he met his future wife, Rita Ann Stodola, and they were married on September 8, 1973 at St. Joseph Church in Pilsen. 

 

Aside from being on the road so often, he still found time to take his family on annual vacations spanning most of the U.S.

 

He was proud to show off his showcases of collectible trucks which he built and acquired over the

years.  Ron also enjoyed building model ships from scratch, including the SS United States, which took several years to complete. 

In his retirement years he became an avid reader holding particular interest in historical non-fiction.

 

Ron was a member of St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site in Pilsen and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

 

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Rita; four children, Brian Christman, Denmark; Rebecca (Richard) Brohammer, IL; Kim (Jim) Lindsley, Green Bay; Adam Christman, CO; six grandchildren, Hannah, Ava, Ben, Alison, Charlotte and Brendan; one sister and one brother in law, Lorraine (Pete) Klarkowski, Green Bay; one sister in law, Felicidad Christman, Green Bay.

 

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters in law, Elmer (Eleanore) Christman; Allen (Jean) Christman, Lloyd Christman; and his pet cat of 17 years, Cheetoh, who passed just a month before him.

 

Due to the Covid-19 virus concerns, a private family funeral was held at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John site, Pilsen, with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating and Christal Wavrunek assisting. 

 

  Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Stangelville with full military rites at graveside provided by the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg.

 

 

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

Joseph "Joe" D. Koss, Jr.

Joseph “Joe” D. Koss, Jr., 77, Luxemburg, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020 with his family at his side after a short, 45-day battle with pancreatic cancer. 

 

Joe was born January 4, 1943 in Green Bay, the first-born of J. Don and Grace (Johnsen) Koss.  He attended St. Matthew Grade School and graduated in 1961 from Premontre High School, Green Bay.  After graduating high school, Joe attended St. Norbert College and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Degree from Badger Business College, Green Bay.  Joe also served his country in the U. S. Army Reserves from August 1966 to December 1972.

 

On November 14, 1970, Joe married the love of his life, Connie Rueckl, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Luxemburg, where they have remained active members of the parish and he enjoyed singing in the choir.

 

After graduation and while establishing his own family, Joe was involved in the third-generation cheese production business, Badger State Cheese.  In 1978, Joe and his brother, John established Koss Industrial, Inc. in the back garage of his parent’s home in Dyckesville.  As the business outgrew the family garage, they moved it to the lower level of the Palmer Manufacturing building in De Pere, Wisconsin.  In 1992, a brand-new facility was constructed on the East side of Green Bay, where it continues to operate and service the food and dairy industry today.

 

In 2019, Joe and John received the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association’s Distinguished Service Award to the Dairy Processing Industry of the United States for their service and contributions to the United States Dairy Industry. 
 

Joe was the happiest spending time at the cabin in Amberg in Fall, cutting wood, hunting, and riding his ATV on the land while taking in the beauty of all the birds and wildlife.  In the summer, his enjoyment was the cottage in Dyckesville where he enjoyed the waters of Green Bay, the beautiful sunsets and the summer bonfires on the beach.  Whether he spent life in the woods or buzzing the waters of Green Bay on the jet-ski, Joe treasured the time spent with his family, especially with his children and grandchildren.   

 

Joe enjoyed touring around the village with his 1930 Model A Ford cars and 1962 Corvette receiving the “thumbs up” as he cruised through the village with his wife by his side.

 

Joe is survived by his wife of 50 years, Connie and their children and their families.  Jeff (Jennifer) Koss, De Pere, WI and their children, Maxwell (Leyna Zeimet), Marybeth, Zachary, Isaiah, and Madelyn; Jason (Tracy) Koss, Luxemburg and their children, Kamryn (fiancé Keegan Sewell), Colton and Hayden; Joe III (Liz) Koss, Luxemburg and their children, Jordan, Makayla, and Tyler; one brother and sister-in-law, John (Jill Layne) Koss, Dyckesville; his Mother-in-law, Margaret Rueckl, Luxemburg; two brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Steve (Judy) Rueckl, New Franken; Dan (Maria) Rueckl, Luxemburg; nieces and nephews and their families; and his Godchildren, Matt Gallenberger, David Ruplinger and Adam Koss.

 

Joe was preceded in death by his Parents, J. Don & Grace Koss, his brother, James Paul Koss; Father-in-law, John Rueckl; maternal grandparents, Alfred and Mary Johnsen; paternal grandparents, John F & Mollie Koss and great-grandparents.

 

Friends may call between 9:30 am until 10:45 a.m. on Monday, December 7th, 2020, at St. Mary Church Luxemburg. Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., on Monday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery with full military rites at graveside provided by the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg. 

 

Our family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you, Rev. Daniel Schuster, for his pastoral care and support given to Joe and our family.  Thank you to Bishop David Ricken, Rev. Milton Suess, Rev. John Broussard, CPM and Rev. Thomas Regan, CPM, and to our extended family members, friends, neighbors, current and former employees of Koss Industrial, Inc,  Thank you to all of the prayer chain members from our parish and the neighboring parishes that have lifted Joe in prayer and Novenas or supported Joe and Connie in any way during this difficult time. 

 

A special thank you to the entire staff and medical team at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center in Green Bay, the staff and medical team at Unity Hospice, and the family and neighbors that helped us to allow Joe to remain in his home on his final journey to his eternal rest. 
 

McMahon Funeral Home Luxemburg is assisting the Koss Family

 

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Joe’s name.

 

Covid-19 virus precautionary measures will be advised. Wearing a face covering, hand sanitizing and social distancing, please.

Scott H. Lemminger

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Scott Howard Lemminger, of Green Bay, WI. on November 28th, 2020 losing his brave battle against the complications of his fight with Leukemia. 

 

He passed peacefully with his devoted wife, Julie (nee Tesch), and loving sister Chris, by his side.

 

Scott “Scotty” was born June 19th, 1959 in Brown Deer, WI.

 

He met the love of his life, Julie, in high school and the two were married June 27th, 1981.  Scott continued his education attending college at UW Milwaukee where he graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. 

 

He began building his career in retail at H.C. Prange Co., Rockford, IL and in 1984 settled in Green Bay, taking a corporate textiles buyer position for Prange’s. From the knowledge he gained at Prange’s, Scott advanced his career into Shaw Industries Inc. becoming a Shaw Floors Territory Manager.  For the last 30 years Scott developed strong relationships with many of his great customers turning them into unwavering friendships that he took great pride in. 

 

Scott loved the outdoors, especially in the summer time.  Together, Scott and Julie enjoyed their Sturgeon Bay condo they share with Scott’s sister Chris and husband Craig. Scott’s special phrase, “It’s another beautiful day in Door Country” resonated through the many wonderful times he and Julie spent at the condo, for their door was always open to family and friends.  Some of Scott’s most cherished memories were those spent with his nephews and niece, particularly hearing their laughter and excitement while tubing, swimming and catching bass in the pond.  He also enjoyed musky fishing at the family cabin at Spider Lake.

 

Scott also had a passion for Offshore boat racing and thoroughly enjoyed participating in many Sturgeon Bay Poker Run events, in the different performance boats he owned over the years. In 2019 Scott was able to cross off an item on his ‘bucket list’ by trailering his 50’ Hustler performance boat down to the Lake of the Ozarks and mingle with the Offshore Powerboat Racing teams. Scott drove his boat alongside them and their incredible power boats on the open waters during their practice runs.   There are many pictures of Scott smiling from ear to ear on this achievement.

 

Scott’s strong work ethic carried over with his willingness to always help friends and family with projects.  Over the years Scott made great friendships enjoying them on boating trips across Lake Michigan, climbing the 450-foot Sleep Bear Sand Dune, traveling to St. John and Virgin Gorda, snorkeling the huge rock formations of ‘The Baths’, to relaxing at the local Jazz Festival.  Scott was loved by so many, he had a heart of gold, and always a smile on his face, especially when satisfying his ‘sweet tooth’ with his love for chocolate.

 

Scotty loved life and everyone in it. Even as he courageously fought this ever-changing undefined battle, his spirits were high, reassuring all of us; “It’s OK, I’ve had a great life.” But for all of us left behind, we will cherish those memories and they will forever be in our hearts.  ‘We love you Scott and miss you very much! Your smile, great nature, kind heart, work ethic and loyalty are an inspiration to us all and will never be forgotten.  Until we see you again our dear friend (husband, son, brother, and uncle), please rest in peace.”

 

Scott was preceded in death by his Mother Charleen (nee Braunschweig), infant older brother Al, Brother-in-Law Jorge; Grandparents Alphonse and Marie Lemminger and Ida and Carl Braunschweig, and parents-in-law Arlon and Virginia Tesch.

 

 Scott leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife Julie, his Father Al (Carol) Lemminger of Hayward, sisters Kathy Ahuactzin of Yuma AZ, Jayne Lemminger of West Bend, and Chris (Craig) Reese of Colgate; Sister-in-Law Pam Smith of Wesley Chapel, FL, and Sue (Kevin) Tess of Pewaukee, and Brother-in-law Jeff Tesch of Brighton, CO. His special nieces and nephews, Dr. Lisa Ahuactzin (Bill Graves) of Marana, AZ, Jorge Mark (Kimberly) Ahuactzin and Jeffrey Ahuactzin of Yuma, AZ, Tony (Lesley) Lemminger of Horicon; Craig, Eric, Danny, and Mae Reese; Michael O’Brien of Brighton, CO, and Jessica (Eric) Butterer of Tampa, FL; great-nephew and nieces; Jack, Beth, Stephanie Ahuactzin, Sara Graves, and Leo Butterer, and Barb Tesch (parent-in-law Arlon’s wife), along with many wonderful cousins, friends, and customers. 

 

A Special Thanks to everyone who helped us through this very difficult time.  We couldn’t have managed as we did without all the cards, letters, emails, texts, yard work, grocery shopping and well wishes.   

 

A private memorial service will be held. McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, WI. www.mcmahonfh.com

 

Due to the pandemic, a possible celebration of life to be held at a later date. 

 

 In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Scott’s memory at ‘Be the Match Foundation’, bethematchfoundation.org or LLS Wisconsin (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Wisconsin) PO Box 772395, Detroit, MI  48277

Ronald Christman

Ronald “Red” G. Christman, 90, Luxemburg, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, following a lengthy battle with cancer. 

 

He was born on December 18, 1929 in Stangelville to the late John C. and Laura C. (Seidl) Christman.

 

Ron graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1947, after which he drove gravel truck for his father, eventually purchasing the truck. 

 

He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1951.  After incurring a back injury during service, he spent a year at the Percy Jones Army Hospital in Battle Creek, MI where doctors told him to never get into a truck again. 

He denied their advice and went on to log six million miles over the course of 60 years as an owner-operator and later as employee for local trucking operations. 

He hauled cheese to the West Coast for many years. 

 

In between the years of trucking where he took a break, he worked in the shop for Taylor Trucking in Sheboygan, of which Ron was part owner. It was at this time he met his future wife, Rita Ann Stodola, and they were married on September 8, 1973 at St. Joseph Church in Pilsen. 

 

Aside from being on the road so often, he still found time to take his family on annual vacations spanning most of the U.S.

 

He was proud to show off his showcases of collectible trucks which he built and acquired over the years. 

 

Ron also enjoyed building model ships from scratch, including the SS United States, which took several years to complete. 

 

In his retirement years he became an avid reader holding particular interest in historical non-fiction. 

 

Ron was a member of St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John Site in Pilsen and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters.

 

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Rita; four children, Brian Christman, Denmark; Rebecca (Richard) Brohammer, IL; Kim (Jim) Lindsley, Green Bay; Adam Christman, CO; six grandchildren, Hannah, Ava, Ben, Alison, Charlotte and Brendan; one sister and one brother in law, Lorraine (Pete) Klarkowski, Green Bay; one sister in law, Felicidad Christman, Green Bay.

 

Ron was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters in law, Elmer (Eleanore) Christman; Allen (Jean) Christman, Lloyd Christman; and his pet cat of 17 years, Cheetoh, who passed just a month before him.

 

Due to the Covid-19 virus concerns, a private family funeral was held at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph-St. John site, Pilsen, with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating and Christal Wavrunek assisting. 

 

  Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery, Stangelville with full military rites at graveside provided by the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg.

 

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Christman Family. 

Robert "Bob" Hunsader

Robert “Bob” Hunsader, 70, passed away at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay on Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  He was born June 4, 1950, to Robert and Marie (Daubner) Hunsader in Sturgeon Bay, the third of six children.  Bob went to St. Joseph Catholic School through eighth grade, and it was there where he earned the nickname “Rumpy,” which stuck with family and many friends throughout hi

s life.  Bob graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School, a member of the class of 1968.  On June 22, 1974, he married Nancy Balza at St. Francis Xavier Church in Brussels.

 

Bob was a hard-working man that brought a bit of fun and laughter to any job.  He held various jobs through his lifetime until his retirement from Hatco Corporation in 2012.

 

Sports were a significant part of Rumpy’s life – from participating in baseball, bowling, and golf – to coaching youth sports.  He was an avid sports fan and follower of the Packers, Badgers, and Brewers.  He enjoyed listening to Golden Oldies Rock’n Roll, taking drives, and going to the casino in the hopes of hitting it big on the slots!  

 

Being a dad was one of his greatest joys, which only expanded with the addition of each grandchild.

 

Bob is survived by his wife, Nancy, of 46 years; children: Cory (fiancé Portia Owens) Hunsader, Denver, CO, Ryan (Danielle) Hunsader, Fishers, IN, and Kristy (Pat) McGrath, Owatonna, MN; grandchildren: Bailey, Camryn, Leela, Rowan, Clayton, Judian, Paige, and Mason; siblings: Barb Hanrahan, Sturgeon Bay, Paul (Patti) Hunsader, Littleton, CO, Linda Mengert (John Neuville), Sturgeon Bay, Patti (Todd) Scherer, Sturgeon Bay; in-laws: Carol (Ed) Price, Mary (Mark) Tlachac, and Cheryl (Stan) Sanger; Godchildren: Carrie Herlache, Matthew Donley, Heidi Hunsader; Godmother Betty Koutsky; nieces, nephews and many friends that blessed his life.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Marie, brother William Hunsader, parents-in-law Elmer and Clara Balza, and brother-in-law Frank Hanrahan.

 

Due to COVID, there will be a private family service held at St. Joseph’s Church on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at 1:00 pm.  Family and friends are welcome to view the service live on the Forbes Funeral Home Facebook page.  Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.  On line condolences may be offered on Bob’s obituary page at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

The family extends a heartfelt thank you to all the healthcare heroes that cared for Rumpy during this difficult year.

 

John P. Mann

John Philip Mann left his earthly home and entered the loving arms of his Savior on November 29, 2020. Born the youngest of three boys to Wallace and Eileen (Gross) Mann on May 4, 1951 in Sturgeon Bay, John lived his 69 years on the family homestead. John was a farm boy at heart who learned about hard work, and some fun as well, in the fields with his Pa. From a young age he always loved horses - even the smell of them - and had a natural calm and gentle demeanor whenever he was with them. Inside the farmhouse, Wallace and Eileen hosted family around the table often, and John grew up with loving aunts and uncles, brothers and friends sharing meals, stories, and laughter together there. Being raised on the family farm provided adventures and diversions that later became wonderful memories shared with his children and grandchildren. Some of his favorite stories included how he used to put his goat and cow to the harness, the time he walked the fields to find his Pa after a nap at the age of four, and attending Waniger one-room schoolhouse down the road. Yes, he did walk in the snow, maybe not uphill, but both ways. 

John’s love of music started early, and he excelled as a trombone player, earning many awards and performance opportunities in high school. John decided to pursue music education at UW Oshkosh and attended one year before realizing music instruction wasn’t for him. His love of brass instruments led him to Allied Instrument repair school, where he earned a certificate for instrumental repair. His love of music was a thread woven throughout his life. John was a founding member of The Bone Boys trombone ensemble and The Peninsula Symphonic Band, a pit member for Southern Door Musicals for over a decade, and readily shared his musical gifts in other ensembles and churches. While trombone was his main instrument, John also played baritone, trumpet, dabbled in piano, and had in recent years taken up cello. 

Always interested in a musical performance, John attended a Sturgeon Bay High School musical, in 1970, where he saw his future wife, Georgene, on stage as Eliza in My Fair Lady. Having grown up with mutual family friends, John and Georgene were not strangers, but John reported “falling a little bit in love” after hearing her sing on stage. For Georgene’s part, she did remember John as the “goat boy,” as he had apparently shown off his “goat cart” to her and her siblings when they were children. The couple married in 1973, at Friends Church in Sturgeon Bay, and welcomed two children, Jason and Jennifer, in the following years. John’s love for Georgene was so evident to all those around them, and their marriage of 47 years a testament to that deep love and commitment. 

John was a painter, and owned his own business for 40 years. If you hired John to work for you, you could expect much more than “slapping paint on the walls,” in John’s words. He was a true craftsman who loved to creatively restore and refinish. He had impeccable taste for color and an eye for the details of a project. Always a patient teacher, John made sure his kids knew how to hold a paint brush, cut-in correctly, and most importantly, how to clean up properly. Both Jason and Jen spent summers employed by their dad and can could attest to learning more on the job than just painting. John treated his customers like family and always did a little extra, teaching his kids the worth of a job well done, and the importance of a nap right after lunch. 

Being a dad was John’s joy, and becoming a grandpa expanded that joy six times. He was interested in everything his grandkids did and was thrilled to attend sporting events, concerts, dance recitals and school events. He didn’t want to miss any chance to support them and show how proud he was of them all. John delighted in sharing his love of horses with his grandkids, and gave countless hay rides and sleigh rides, creating many memories for family and friends alike. A sleigh ride on a clear winter evening with those he loved, accompanied by the jingle of bells, filled him with happiness. 

Through all of his life, John’s relationship with Christ came first and was central to his being. Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control – these fruits of the spirit shined through John to all those around him. This spirit flowed into how he led and raised his family and how he worked with and treated others throughout his life. He is remembered for his gentle and caring nature, the twinkle of kindness in his eyes, and how generously he shared his time with those around him. Throughout life’s ups and downs, John lived rooted with an inward trust of his Savior, always centered in thanksgiving and wonder for all of God’s many good gifts. 

John was preceded in death by his parents Wallace and Eileen Mann, brother, Gerry Mann, father-in-law, Bob Warner, and many beloved aunts and uncles. Survivors include his wife, Georgene; two children, Jason (Morgan) Mann, Sturgeon Bay; Jen (Eric) Leiberg, Sturgeon Bay; Six grandkids, Merrick, Marcus and Michael Mann; Eva, Lily, and Vaughn Leiberg; a brother, Kenn (Betty) Mann, California; sister-in-law, Elaine Mann, Chippewa Falls, WI; mother-in-law, Mary Warner; five brothers-in-law, Fred (Tami) Warner; Bill Warner; Rob (Diane) Warner; Randy (Jennifer) Warner; Pete (Lisa) Warner; sister-in-law, Luanne (Steven) Secrest; an aunt, Donita Gross; many nieces and nephews.

Private family services will be held at Friend’s Community Church with Nancy Bontempo officiating.  Burial will be in Schumacher Cemetery.  A celebration of life will be held later in the spring.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in John’s name at Nicolet National Bank.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

John's family would like to thank the DCMC covid unit staff and the Bellin covid ICU Drs. and nurses who cared for John in his final days.

Richard R. Fahey Jr.

Richard Raymond Fahey Jr age 73, passed away peacefully at home on Dec 2nd surrounded by family following a brave and courageous battle against cancer. He was born to Richard and Eleanore Fahey in Chicago Illinois on 5/4/1947. He was the youngest of 3, having two sisters Loretta and Barbara. He attended Prosser high school in Chicago and then attended UIC-Circle and played football there for 4 years. After graduating college, he taught Phy. Ed and coached football at UICC for 4 years before moving to Sturgeon Bay in 1974

Rich met the love of his life in 6th grade. Her name was Cathy Christiansen. They became childhood sweethearts who then went on to marry on July 27, 1968 in Chicago. Together they had 2 children Richard and Katie.  Rich enjoyed spending his free time golfing, working in the yard/garden, traveling with Cathy, watching sports—Go Chicago Bears and Cubs, and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events or dance recitals. 

 

Rich was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, parents-in-law, Ray and Mae Christiansen, brothers-in-law, Jay, Chris and Tom. Rich is survived by his wife, son Richard Fahey III , daughter Katie (Dave) Neinas, and grandchildren Lacey (Markus) Gudel, Kylie, Charlie and Tyler Neinas, and great grandson, Rowan Gudel. He was affectionately called Papa from the grandchildren, and his new title was Poppee from Rowan.  He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Betty Ann Christiansen, and nieces and nephews.

 

Rich was employed at Southern Door High School where he spent over 30 years teaching history, special Ed and drivers Ed. He loved teaching and connecting with the kids. He was also a member of the football coaching staff. “Eye of the tiger” was his game mentality. He fondly remembers his coaching experience and loved working with all the students and coaches. He didn’t always have a winning season, but he said he wouldn’t change a thing as the players and their families were wonderful, hardworking people. One football memory that stood out to him was coaching the Wisconsin all-star shrine game in 1998 and beating the South 17-7. Tony Romo was on the opposite team, and did throw a touchdown against dad’s defense, but the North still won. 

 

Shortly after he retired teaching in 2011 Rich and Cathy moved to Branson, Missouri. His love of football brought him back to coaching. He volunteered as assistant coach for the Branson Pirates High school football team. He always loved spending time with Cathy, but their time in Branson was very special. They loved living in Branson, enjoyed the weather, all the live shows and entertainment, going on the Branson Belle and just being together. However, they missed their family so they moved back home so they could be closer to them and so they could enjoy watching their grandkids play sports again. 

If Rich could say 1 more thing to say to his grandkids it would be “See ya later, Alligator”. “Monkey See”. “Chickee” and “1st and”

 

Rich wanted to thank his fellow teachers he had the privilege of working with. He told us many times what a great group of people they were, which made teaching even more enjoyable. He had fun at their golf outings. 

 

I personally want to thank my mom, Cathy for the amazing love the two of them shared. They were great role models, and as my dad said in his final days, “they’ll never be a love as strong as ours”. Mom was the best caregiver for him and took amazing care of him to the very end. I love you both! Dad, you will be greatly missed, but are now pain free and in peace.

 

Randall W. Jeanquart

Randall William Jeanquart, 65, of Brussels passed away at his home on December 1, 2020.  He was born April 3, 1955 in Door County to William and Viola (DeKeyser) Jeanquart.  

After high school, Randy went to work on the family farm, where he did a lot of green chopping, driving tractor, and tending to the stock.   He enjoyed socializing, playing cards, and talking with friends on the phone.  He also liked going out to eat, particularly for Dean’s meals at the Belgian Delight. 

Randy always looked forward to going for rides in the car with his sister Rose Mae, and looking for deer.  He especially treasured the time he spent with his nephews and his great-nephew and great-nieces.  He was very proud of his nephews, Gary and Dean, and all of their accomplishments.

Survivors include his sister, Rose Mae Vandertie, Brussels; nephew, Dean (Jill) Vandertie, Brussels; great nephew, Dakota Vandertie, two great nieces, Carrington Vandertie and Gabrielle Ferron.  He was preceded in death by his parents, nephew, Gary Vandertie and brother-in-law, Patrick Vandertie.

Private funeral services will be held at St. Francis & St. Mary Church in Brussels.  The service will be live streamed on Fr. Edward Looney’s facebook page at 11:00 am on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020.  Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Church Cemetery.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Alma M. Vandertie

Alma Marie Vandertie, 89, of Brussels, passed away at home on Nov. 29, 2020.  She was born June 19, 1931, to Henry and Josephine (Dubois) Berger.  On Nov. 5, 1947, she married Lawrence J. Vandertie in Namur.

 

Alma and Lawrence began their careers in business running a milk route.  Together they started a tavern called the 57 club.  In 1964, they purchased a bar in Brussels and named it the A&L Bar.  After Lawrence died, Alma changed the name to Alma’s.  Alma loved to polka dance and enjoyed many years of playing cards.

 

She is survived by 2 daughters, Bonnie (Gary) Renard, Sturgeon Bay; and Beverly (Joe) Wautier, Brussels; 4 grandchildren, Chris (Ann) Renard Sturgeon Bay; Marissa (Jason) Norton, Brussels; Nathan (Alexa) Wautier, Madison; and Cathy Jo (Joe) Albert, Luxemburg; 10 great-grandchildren: Samantha, Gabby, Taylor, and Carrie Renard; Regan and Nicole Norton; Gus and Ivan Wautier, and Noah and Vinny Albert; many other relatives and friends.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Carrie Ann Renard; in-laws: Nelson (Josie) Vandertie; sister, Della (Marvin) Lemens; and god-daughter, Shelby (Robert) Davister.

 

Private family services will be conducted with entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

 

Special thanks to Sue LeClair, Tanya Geibel, Shelly Englebert, and Shirley DeVos for allowing mom to stay in her home.

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