Obituaries Archives for 2021-01

Paul C. Diedrich

Paul C. Diedrich, 67, Appleton, formerly of Algoma, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021 at Thedacare Regional Medical Center in Appleton after surviving his initial Covid-19 and then losing his battle with post Covid-19 complications.    He was born December 13, 1953 in Two Rivers to Homer and Betty (Gustafson) Diedrich. 

 Paul married Charlotte Haegele August 23, 1986 in Algoma.

Paul took great pride in his work at the Algoma Post Office. 

 Paul had just moved to Appleton, in his own apartment, which he was very proud of.  He had previously lived in Shawano. 

 He enjoyed watching NFL football, going out to eat, watching TV, animals and wildlife, old cars, tractors, farms and simply enjoyed being part of a conversation.  Paul had a great sense of humor and was always trying to crack jokes.  "Paul had a heart of gold and was always willing to help others".

 Paul is survived by special friends that were his family; Jamie and Yoro Sabally and their children Keaton, Kobe and Kalisa, Little Chute; Dave Worzalla, Little Chute; Patricia Juza, Shawano; Candace Duffeck and Dennis Duffeck, Algoma; and Dan Duffeck, Shiocton.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Charlotte,  his parents, brother Dale, cousin Ron Juza, Uncles John and Lloyd Diedrich, special family friends Lisa Worzalla and Christine Duffeck. 

 There will be a public visitation, Sunday January 24, 2021 from 10:00 am until the time of services at 11:00 AM at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, with Gloria Butler officiating.  Burial in the Riverview Cemetery in Kewaunee.

Paul's special family want to thank the medical team from Thedacare Appleton ICU, Lakeland Care and Integrated Care and Cleaning for all their support services. 

Leon "Leo" T. Rys

Leon “Leo” T. Rys, 86 of Luxemburg, formerly of Buffalo New York, passed away Saturday, January 02, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. 


He was born in Buffalo on April 10, 1934 to the late Michael and Helen (Wanat) Rys. On March 19, 1959 he married Grace Galusczka in Buffalo, New York.


 She preceded him in death August 08, 2020.


Leo retired from the United States Marine Corps in 1972, serving in both the Korean War and the Vietnam War.


In 2002 he and Grace made their home in Luxemburg, Wisconsin.


Survivors include one son, Larry (Connie Kafka) Rys, NC; two grandsons, Evan Rys, ND; Eric Rys, NC; one sibling, Jane Zanlack, TX.


Leo was preceded in death by one son, Michael Rys; ten siblings and his parents.


A private memorial service will be held at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, with Rev. Mark Mleziva officiating.



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


A special thank you is extended to Unity Hospice for their care and compassion given the Rys Family.

Joseph H. Schmelzer

Joseph H. Schmelzer, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Jan. 9, 2021 at Allouez Parkside Village.  He was born April 28, 1931 in Sawyer to George and Catherine (Schlise) Schmelzer.  He attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade School and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean War.

Joe had worked at Ballo Ford Garage, Ed Olson Construction, Palmer Johnson Boats, Carpet Cutter Inc. and Peterson Builders Inc.   He was a member of Corpus Christi Church, and a member and past chaplain of the American Legion Post #72 of Sturgeon Bay.  He also worked as a sexton for St. Joseph Cemetery for several years.

Joe loved hunting, fishing and gardening.  He especially enjoyed helping others and spending time with family, grandchildren and friends. 

He is survived by his daughter Sigrid (Chuck) Weber of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren: Sadie Weber and Sam (Liz) Weber; sister Ruth Potier, and sister-in-law Arlene Schmelzer; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Delbert (Thelma), William (Gloria), Wilmert “Daw”, and Anthony “Tony”; sister Marion (Bernard) Lienau; brother-in-law Leonard Potier; aunts and uncles.

Private family services will be conducted at the Forbes Funeral Home.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors.  Memorials may be directed to: St. John Bosco School Student Tuition Assistant Program (730 W. Maple St. Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235) or Friends of Potawatomi State Park (3740 Park Dr. Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235).


Elsbeth "Muffin" Knutson

Our beloved mother, Elsbeth A. Knutson passed away January 7, 2021.  She was born May 27, 1932, in Valmy, WI to Rev. Otto and Gretchen Henning.  After graduating Valedictorian from Sevastopol High School, she worked at the Door County Advocate and the Bank of Sturgeon Bay.  Elsbeth was married by her father to James Knutson on May 22, 1954 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Valmy. He preceded in her death May 3, 2014.

Elsbeth was known as “Muffin” to all who knew and loved her.  She chose to write her own obituary, but to her friends and family, she was so much more than what she has written.

For most of their married life, Elsbeth and Jim worked together in their insurance agency and maintained an apple and cherry orchard and later a tree farm in Door County.  In 2005 they moved to Green Bay to be nearer to their family.

Elsbeth was preceded in death by her husband, daughter, Rebecca, and a great-grandson.  She is survived by five children: Constance (Dennis) Christenson, Lisa, Andrea (Tim Andre), Elizabeth and Peter; grandchildren: Elliot (Gina), Eric (Ann), Justin (Michelle), Corey (Jennifer), Brandon (Kristen), Sadie, Cooper and Hattie; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

A private service will be held at Forbes Funeral Home.  Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery in Sturgeon Bay.  Memorials may be given according to the donor’s wishes.  On-line condolences may be offered at The service will be on Facebook Live at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 14, 2021.  You can click on the link below to bring you to Forbes Funeral Home Facebook Homepage.

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Muffin’s family would like to thank the many people who have loved and cared for her over the years, especially Wendy and her team.


Barbara Ellen Gosser

Barbara Ellen (Hass) Gosser, 66, of the Town of Egg Harbor (Sturgeon Bay), passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, January 5, 2021 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay from an acute illness.


     Barb was a lifelong resident of Door County. She was born in Sturgeon Bay on August 3, 1954 to William Murray Hass and Doris Irene (Hilander) Hass. Barb spent her early childhood in Sister Bay and attended (the former) Wildwood School and Liberty School. Her family moved to Institute during her middle school years, and she attended Sevastopol School. Following her graduation from Sevastopol High School in 1972, Barb went on to study education for a year at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Gosser (whom she first met in high school) on June 8, 1974 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. They were blessed with two children: Grady and Katy.


     Barb started her insurance career over 40 years ago as a secretary at Bernhard-Nelson Insurance, located on Third Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, which became Pagenkopf Insurance. She eventually bought the agency and worked on her own until she partnered with Rick Hannemann in 2001 and formed Hannemann-Gosser Insurance, presently located on Jefferson Street in Sturgeon Bay. She was well-respected among her peers and formed many great relationships with her clients. In 2014, Hannemann-Gosser Insurance received The Rotary Clubs of Door County Ethics in Business Award.


     Barb initially grew up attending church in the Sister Bay area, and upon her (family’s) move to Institute, she attended Bay View Lutheran Church where she was confirmed. She remained a lifelong and active member of Bay View, serving as church council president for several years and as a member of the building committee. Barb was also a Sunday School teacher and sang in the choir.


     To her family, she was the kindest and most devoted wife, mother, and grandmother and will be so deeply missed. Everyone who knew Dick and Barb were in awe of their marriage and strong love for each other. Barb was always very active in her children’s lives and loved attending all of their sporting, school, and church events. She was so proud of their accomplishments and felt very blessed that they met and married wonderful people. Barb had a special bond with her four grandchildren and would tell you that her favorite title was “Grandma” or “GG.” She was their biggest cheerleader.


     Besides spending time with family and friends, Barb enjoyed quiet nights at home reading and gardening. She loved sitting on the deck on a summer night drinking a glass of red wine with her husband, Dick, by her side. Barb’s family and friends will be able to enjoy her beautiful flower gardens for years to come.


     Her love will live on in the hearts of her husband, Richard, with whom she shared over 46 years of marriage; son and daughter, Grady (Nicole) Gosser and Katy (Aaron) Schroeder, both of Menomonee Falls; four grandchildren, Sophie Gosser, and Ella, Eli, and Emily Schroeder; three siblings, Carol Weymier, Chuck (Judi) Hass, and Paul (Lynn) Hass, all of Ellison Bay; siblings-in-law, Kay Hass, Kathy (Rolf) Simonson, Jane (Mitch) Weber, Steve (RaeAnn) Gosser, Jeff (Sandy) Gosser, Tony (Karen) Gosser, and Marcy (Tom) Stark; many nieces and nephews; and many special friends.


     Barb was preceded in death by her parents, William and Doris (Hilander) Hass; parents-in-law, Raphael and Marilyn (Mathey) Gosser; brother, James Hass; brother-in-law, Kenneth Weymier; and other relatives.


     Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and will continue at the funeral home on Saturday, January 23, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. Dual chapel-occupancy at the funeral home will be limited to 50 people including family (25 people per chapel).


     Due to current health considerations and gathering limitations, a PRIVATE memorial service will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday, January 23, 2021 with Pastor David Raben officiating. Those attending the visitation and/or service are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing.


     The memorial service will be livestreamed via the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page at 10:30 a.m. Those anticipating viewing the service from Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the funeral home Facebook page any time prior to the service (or go to the Huehns Funeral Home Facebook page []) to receive immediate notification of the live broadcast.


     Memorials may be given in Barb’s honor for Loaves and Fishes of Door County, Inc. [c/o Door County Community Foundation, Inc., 222 N. 3rd Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235;; (920)746-1786] Crossroads at Big Creek, Inc. [P.O. Box 608, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235-accompanying donation form available at; (920)746-5895].


     “Our family would like to thank all of physicians and nurses at Aurora BayCare Medical Center for their wonderful and compassionate care given to Barb (our mother).”


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

Robert D. Hastings III

As a true titan of innovation and adventure, always off after his next big idea, Robert “Bob” Hastings led an interesting and diverse life.  


Janitor. Painter. Football player. Architect. Real Estate Developer. CEO. Magazine Publisher. Blues Festival Producer. The list of his varied professions is too long to list for one simple reason—Bob had an unyielding drive to always challenge himself. Push himself. Innovate. Create. Conquer. 


He never met a challenge he couldn’t rise above, and not just because of his lofty six foot seven frame. He looked at obstacles in his way as minor inconveniences, and always managed to find his way to the other side. However, once he was there, he didn’t stay long, his eyes already searching for his next goal.


“Don’t get mad. Don’t get even. Get ahead.” This was something he often said to his two daughters, Anna and Kate. And he’d done just that himself. After a childhood in Cary, Illinois of being teased for his imposing height, he used that very same physique to dominate at football, earning him a place on the All-Conference team before then taking his spot as a defensive tackle on the Northern Illinois University football team. He rose to the top of the college football fray and was drafted by the Chicago Bears. A knee injury put an end to his career early, but in true Bob Hastings form, he quickly set his sights on a new goal.


After flipping real estate in Illinois, Bob’s next big idea sent him on a path to Door County, Wisconsin. He would call this beautiful place home for the next twenty years, making lifelong friends and memories along the way... memories that included countless pranks that still induce laughter and stories anytime someone mentions his name. Just ask his friends to tell their favorite story, and they’ll keep you laughing for hours over the antics he got them all into. He loved spending Sundays boating to Chamber’s Island with friends and family and tending to the gardens at the eighty-acre farm he designed and helped build. The same place where he would raise his two girls with his first wife, Madeline, and spend almost fifteen years of his life. 


In 1990, Bob found his true passion when he took the position of the Executive Director of the Door County Chamber of Commerce. It allowed him to use his creativity to make his community a better place and help the small businesses inside of it thrive. He would spend his years in the position helping to grow Door County’s popularity as a top tourist destination while focusing on his ultimate goal of preserving its natural charms and beauty. 


After fulfilling all his dreams in Door County, including starting up Door County Magazine, Bob set his sights on a new horizon. It was then he met the love of his life, Donna Valler. The two of them embarked on a journey together that would eventually take them to the East coast where he took up his mantle as CEO of the Penobscot Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. Bob and Donna enjoyed their time on the beautiful coast of Maine, and Bob’s proudest accomplishments in his position were founding the Rockland Lobster Trap Christmas Tree and the Maine Lighthouse Museum. After seven successful years there, his restless nature for new challenges sent him and Donna on a new adventure where he would step into the position of the Executive Director of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce in Gloucester, Massachusetts. In this position he successfully marketed Cape Ann as “Massachusetts’ other Cape.” 


Bob and Donna enjoyed many happy years there, and in 2011 he decided it was time to retire. But retirement for Bob Hastings didn’t come in the form of kicking up his feet and relaxing. Instead, he embraced his deep love of blues music and his entrepreneurial skills to co-found the Gloucester Blues Festival with his friend and partner, Paul Benjamin. The event brought in world-class talent, and it still continues to thrive each summer.


In 2014 Bob and Donna decided to leave the frozen winters of the North for sunnier weather in Florida. He spent the last years of his life happily sitting in the sun with the love of his life by his side and his cherished pets in his lap until he parted this world on January 3, 2020 at the age of 72.


Gone but not forgotten certainly applies to Bob Hastings because he left his mark on so many people and places.


We’ll remember him every time spring arrives and we see the bright yellow daffodils carpeting Door County. It was his idea to plant over a million bulbs around the county, knowing they would multiply each year and give residents and visitors a colorful spring. And multiply they have, making our spring pop with the color and beauty he’d hoped for. Every spring he would ask his daughters to send him pictures of the flowers around town so he could enjoy seeing how his idea had flourished. 


We’ll remember him when we drive by the many buildings that wouldn’t be here without him, like the Country Walk Shops and the Church Hill Inn. It was his innovation that willed them into existence.


We’ll think of him when they light the Rockland Lobster Trap tree each Christmas and when visitors are welcomed to the Maine Lighthouse Museum.


We’ll smile when we hear the lyrical notes of the Blues, knowing he helped support the music he loved so much by creating the Gloucester Blues Festival. 


We’ll remember Bob Hastings in so many ways because he left his huge footprints everywhere he went. His two daughters and his two grandchildren will follow in those footsteps, as they each have the same inner tenacity and creative spirit he passed down to them. They will continue his legacy of creating their own paths and always remembering him as they strive to live a full and unique life that would make him proud. 


Robert Douglas Hastings III is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Gloria, and his brother, David. He is survived by his wife Donna; daughter Anna (Jon) Calhoun; daughter Kate (Marty) Rispens; grandchildren Ava and Jackson Olson, Aliana, Nicholas, and Amelia Calhoun; sister Gail (Bill) Sutterlin; brother Thomas (Joyce) Hastings; sister Sarah (Mark) Sawyer; sister Elizabeth Junion.


At Bob’s request there will be no services held at this time. If anyone would like to make a remembrance in Bob’s name, please consider donating to the Blues Foundation or the Blues Musician Relief Fund at or to the charity of your choice. 


 Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Robert may be shared with his family through his tribute pages at or

Harvey Paul

Harvey Paul entered eternal life on 1-3-21 at the age of 88. He was born in Algoma WI to the late Arthur and Elsie Paul on 2-5-32. He graduated Casco High in 1951, during high school he excelled in boxing and football.

During the Korean War he enlisted in the Coast Guard, he was stationed in Alaska from 1951-1954. When he returned from service he met the love of his life, Jeanette Yunk, and they married on October 5 1957. They raised four children together in Casco. He was a cheese maker for Lake-to-Lake until it closed in 1975. Then he worked at Morning Glory until his retirement in 1993. After retirement he enjoyed his backyard cabin, woods, garden and grandchildren.

He was a member of St Paul's Lutheran church Algoma and the Casco Legion Post.

He is survived by his wife Jeanette; four children, Randy Paul, Madison, Patti (David) Zeitler, Luxemburg, Ricky Paul, Green Bay, Robby Paul, Green Bay; five grandchildren, Nic (Jenny) Zeitler, Jon (Kristin) Zeitler, Joe (Sarah) Zeitler, Karisa Paul, and Tyler Paul; five great-grandchildren, Addison, Ava, Arianna, Alexia and Brielle Zeitler; two sisters, Eunice (Roger) Redlin and Bernice Seibert; and sister-in-law, Carol Paul. He is further survived by Jeanette’s family, Ron Holtz, David Kirchman, Linda Yunk, June (Don) Hucek, Jerry (Sue) Yunk, Joe Yunk, and Julie (Randy) Jacobs. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Alvin (Ruby) Paul, Orville (Fern) Paul, Elroy (Ellen) Paul; and sister, Violet Mraz; in-laws, Joan Holtz, Joyce Kirchman, Jim Yunk, and Jack Yunk.

Private funeral service will be held at St Paul's Algoma. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Algoma is assisting the family. Online condolence messages may be shared at

God has you in heaven, but we will have you in our hearts forever.


Cassidy (DeGrave) Cuthbert

Cassidy (DeGrave) Cuthbert, 46, of Rhinelander and formerly of Brussels, passed away at the University Hospital in Madison on Dec. 30, 2020.  She was born September 4, 1974, in Brussels to Linda and Milton DeGrave.  She married Scott Cuthbert on June 17, 2015.

Cassidy loved computers and was an avid crafter.  She loved to knit and crochet in her free time.  Cassidy had a big heart and was also a jokester, always striving to put a smile on others’ faces.

She is survived by her husband Scott, 3 children, Desiree Hanson of Brussels, Grant Hanson of Brussels, and Milton Hanson of Rhinelander; her parents Linda and Milton DeGrave of Brussels; mother-in-law Judy Cuthbert; four siblings:  Connie Anschutz, Dale DeGrave, Brian DeGrave, Kurt DeGrave; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Due to Cassidy’s wishes, no formal funeral services will be conducted.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Online condolences may be offered at


Mary Ann Paul

Mary Ann Paul, 89, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Door County Medical Center on January 3, 2021.  She was born March 2, 1931 to Clarence and Elsie (Wiesner) Karnitz.  On February 12, 1955 she married George J. Paul in Sturgeon Bay, he preceded her in death on February 20, 1998.  

Mary Ann and her husband owned and operated Sister Bay Cleaners from 1955 to 1957, then established Ideal Laundry on the west side of Sturgeon Bay in 1958 and operated that until their retirement in 1988.  Mary Ann was a hard worker who enjoyed her customers for the many years she was in business. For the last three years, she was a resident at Pine Crest Village.  

Survivors include her two children, Jeff (Shelly) Paul, Mountain, WI; Sandra (Tom) VanRite, Brussels; three grandchildren, John (Heather) Paul, Justin (Amber) May, Trista May (fiancé Zach Vogel); two great grandchildren, Everly May and Patrick Paul; a brother, Larry (Sharon) Karnitz, Sturgeon Bay. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, granddaughter, Annie Marie May; a sister, Betty (Bill) Wykes; in-laws, Curley and Shirley Paul; and Virginia Andre.

Private family services will be conducted at Forbes Funeral Home and burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.  On line condolences may be offered at


Catherine 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, 1414 Michigan Street, 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. on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Huehns Funeral Home with Rev. Bruce Foster officiating (via Zoom). The service will be livestreamed via the “Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC” Facebook page. Those anticipating viewing the service via Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the Casperson Funeral Home Facebook page any time prior the service to receive immediate notification of the live broadcast.


     Cathy will be laid to rest in Blossomberg Cemetery in Peninsula State Park.


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

Lynn Conard

Lynn Michele Catherine (Palazzo) Conard, 66, of Algoma, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay after a short illness.  She was born in Akron, Ohio on May 11th, 1954 to the late Harry Myles and Carol Mae (Koss) Palazzo. Lynn found her life partner with Cletus J. Conard, and they married on August 29th, 1992 at the beautiful Algoma lakefront on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Lynn attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio before her family moved to Algoma. Completing her primary education at Algoma’s St. Mary Catholic Grade School, Lynn then graduated from Algoma High School in 1972. She obtained her Practical Nursing Certification from Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute and found employment working in several nursing facilities in Milwaukee. Returning to northeast Wisconsin, Lynn later worked at Plumbers Woodwork in Algoma, as a welder at Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, as a cook at The Captain’s Table in Algoma, and finished her employment career working for many years at one of her most favorite jobs: the Algoma Long Term Care facility, before retiring. She especially enjoyed working with the elderly and found this occupation the most rewarding.

In her younger years Lynn was involved in the local Girl Scouts and was also a member of the Busy Beavers 4-H Club which allowed her to participate in several Exchange Trips to other states in the country. Here she developed life-long friendships which she treasured and maintained for the rest of her life. Lynn also had a keen interest in gardening, as evidenced by her lovely flower beds and bountiful vegetable garden each year. She had a very artistic soul, producing many beautiful things in the needle arts throughout her life. Her favorite medium of expression was knitting and Lynn was very proud to be a member of the local Knit for Kids group, where she recently completed her 95th sweater to be donated for the year 2020. (The total number of sweaters she created well exceeded 1000 since she began knitting with the club, truly a phenomenal feat!)

In addition, Lynn served for many years as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary – Post 236, currently holding the office of President of the organization. She was also a longtime member of St. Mary’s Rosary Society. Lynn loved music, sudoku, was an avid reader of many genres, and enjoyed traveling with her family.

Lynn is survived by her husband, C.J.; her 3 children: Ryan Klimek (Amy), Kristopher Klimek, Justin Klimek; her mother-in-law, Mary Conard; her sister, Kimberly-Ann Palazzo (husband, Randolf Warnke); her brothers, Vince Palazzo (fiancée, Kaleigh Wright), Kent Palazzo (Lorna), Philip Palazzo (Kristine); sister-in-law, Germaine Paape (Lester); 6 grandchildren: Alex and Jack Klimek, Alana, Lexi, and Lily Klimek, and Meadow Lynn Klimek; 13 nieces and nephews, including special niece, Amy Palazzo, and special nephew, Jason Palazzo; grandnieces and grandnephews; special aunt and uncle, Frank and Darlene Koss; many cousins including special cousin, Tanya Koss-Hollister (B.J.), step-cousin, Rebecca Lallathin; special friends, Mary McGrady, Vickie Antepenko, Lynn Heidemann, and Debbie Haas; many more friends and special neighbors; and SuZe, the beloved feline she inherited, who will all miss her caring compassion and her deliciously wicked sense of humor.

Lynn was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Myles, and Carol Palazzo; grandparents, Harry Frank and Ethel (Kilbourne) Palazzo, Kenneth and Evelyn (Fett) Koss; father-in-law, Lawrence Conard; brother, Jay Mario Palazzo; grandson, Myles Klimek; special aunt and uncle, Sharon and John S. Anderson; and special family friends, Frank and Margaret Catrone.

Visitation will be held from 2-5 pm on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Algoma. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced and facemasks are required to be worn. For those that are unable to attend the visitation, livestreaming will begin at 4 pm a link will be provided on the memorial page for Lynn on the Wiesner & Massart website or directly from the Faceboook page Burial will follow at a later time at the Evergreen Cemetery. A gathering to celebrate Lynn’s life will be held at the Algoma Legion Hall, 94 Clark Street, Algoma, WI 54201 from 5-8 pm. Memorials may be made to the family or a light snack can be given to the gathering at the Legion Hall. Online condolence messages may be shared at

The family wishes to thank the ICU staff at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay for the exemplary assistance and care they gave to Lynn (especially nurses Chelle and Ashley) and Dr. Robert Anderson, Algoma.

Lawrence "Larry" Dachelet

 Lawrence "Larry" Dachelet, 64, Algoma, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Door County Medical Center.  He was born November 5, 1956 in Algoma to Marvin and Shirley (Maedke) Dachelet. 

  Larry was a graduate of the Algoma High School. 

  Larry married Dawn Bergemann December 10, 1977 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma.

  Larry was a good man.  He was kindhearted and loving.  He was goofy when he thought you needed a laugh, loving and steady when you needed a friend.  Larry was loved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.  He adored his family and enjoyed spending time with them.  Being a Grandpa was the pride of his heart.  He loved the outdoors and could often be spotted just cruising around town.   Larry lived a good life, enjoyed the simple things, and required so little to be happy.  The last few years of his life were trying, but he pushed on, always optimistic and grateful.  When most of us would have given up, he kept on with a full heart and a smile.    Larry will be loved and remembered as one of the greats of our lifetime. 

  He is survived by his wife, Dawn, son Ryan (Jackie) Dachelet and daughter Heather Dachelet  (boyfriend Craig); two grandsons Aiden and Ethan and Craig's children Sophie and Ian; siblings Margo Rouse, Marcia (Toby) Swoboda, Lee (Linda) Dachelet,  Randy (Roxy) Dachelet, and Shireen Dachelet (Joe Schmidt).   Larry was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Ruthann Dachelet.

  There will be a private family service at the funeral home, Wednesday, January 6, 2021.  Burial to follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

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

  Express our sympathy, memories and pictures on Larry's tribute page at

Laverne M. Haegele

Laverne M. Haegele, 87, Algoma, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 at St. Vincent's Hospital.  She was born July 27, 1933 in the Township of Red River to Jule and Mary (Delarwelle) Ferron. 

 She married Francis (Fritz) Haegele at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma on October 17, 1953. 

 Laverne worked as a baker for many years at Wautlet's Bakery in Algoma and also was a cook for the Breakwater, Clint's, Penquin City and the Hotel for many years.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, knitting and crocheting.

Laverne is survived by her three children Jerry (Kathy) Haegele, Sandy Sheps and James (Jennifer) Haegele all of Algoma, daughter-in-law Susan Haegele, Algoma; 12 grandchildren, many great grandchildren,3 brothers Roger (Patty) Ferron, Darrell (Faye) Ferron and Kelton (Carol) Ferron; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,  Francis, son Myron, sister and brother-in-law Mildred (Mose) Moreau, sister-in-law Evelyn Ferron and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Richard (Joyce) Haegele. 

 There will be a public viewing Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 from 5 PM until 7 PM at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma with a prayer service at 7 PM.  Visitation will continue, Tuesday, Jan. 5 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Algoma from 9 AM until time of services at 11 AM with Rev. Joel McKenney and Rev. John Moll officiating.  Burial in St. Paul's Cemetery.

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


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