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Obituaries Archives for 2021-03

Dorothy Elaine Herlache

Dorothy Elaine Herlache, 91, Kewaunee, passed away on March 29, 2021. She  

was born on March 5, 1930 in Green Bay to the late Herbert and Melba  

(Nockerts) Bushmaker. She married Milton Herlache on August 6, 1949, he  

preceded her in death on July 26, 1993. Dorothy was the president of the Blue  

Army Lady of Fatima, Casco chapter. She was also a member of Catholics United  

for Faith (CUF) and was a professed Secular Carmelite (OCDS). 

Dorothy is survived by her children, Susan Kinjerski, Milo Huempfner;  

grandchildren, Kim and Gary Bertrand, Tracy and Kenny Theis, Donny Kinjerski Jr.  

(special friend Melissa); great-grandchildren, Tyler Bertrand (fiancé Hayley),  

Joshua Bertrand (special friend Erin), Tanner Kinjerski (fiancé Emily), Kyle Theis (special friend Olivia), and Allie  Kinjerski; brothers, David (Linda) Bushmaker and Peter (Jo Ann) Bushmaker; sisters-in-law, Pat (Bushmaker) Skagg  and Barbara Bushmaker; best friends, Mary Jo Blahnik and Sandra Bruhn; as well as nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton; parents, Herbert and Melba Bushmaker; brothers, Richard  Bushmaker and Ronald Bushmaker; sister, Betty (Merlin) LeGrave; father- and mother-in-law, William and Clara  Herlache; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Leland and Dorothy (Gay) Herlache, Arlene and Bill Herlache, Gerald  Herlache, Lynn Daul, and Bonnie and Buck Everarts; as well as nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will take place at Holy Trinity Catholic Church - Casco from 8:30-10:45 on Saturday, April 10, 2021. Mass  of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Daniel Schuster officiating. Due to COVID-19, social  distancing will be practiced, and facemasks are required to be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at 

The family wishes to extend special thanks to St. Vincent Hospital, Silver Leaf Manor, Algoma Long Term Care Unit, Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home, Carmalite Nuns, and all of the Priests and nuns that prayed with Dorothy through her journey in life.


Paul Bach

Paul H. Bach

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On Friday afternoon, March 26, 2021 Paul H. Bach passed away and his battle against pancreatic cancer was finally over. Paul was the son of Harold R. and Charlotte O. (Krumrey) Bach. They preceded him in death, as did his wife, Jean and his brother, Joseph.


Paul is survived by his two sisters, nieces and nephew, and many members of his wife’s family.

A private ceremony, per Pauls’ wishes, will be held to commemorate his life, and lay him to rest.  

In lieu of any expressions of sympathy, please consider making a donation to Unity Hospice or pancreatic cancer research. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Bach Family.


God saw him getting tired, A cure not meant to be.

So, God wrapped his arms around him, And whispered, come with me.

Scott W. Anderson

Scott William Anderson, 54, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at his home on March 25, 2021.   He was born May 3, 1966 in Sturgeon Bay to Ceylon and Marilyn (Kinnard) Anderson. 


Scott proudly served his country in the U. S. Marines from 1984 to 1988.  He was currently working as a crane rigger at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding.  Scott enjoyed dart ball, bowling, and spending time with family and friends.  He especially enjoyed attending his son’s Boy Scout activities and sporting events.  

Scott will always be remembered for his great sense of humor, his passion for standing up for others and for his willingness to help anyone in need.


Survivors include his two children, Breanna Rass, Brussels and Jared Anderson, Sturgeon Bay; a granddaughter, Izabella Kimber; his mother, Marilyn Anderson, Sturgeon Bay; four siblings:  Jim (Nancy) Anderson, Sturgeon Bay; Julie (Jerry) Popour, Sturgeon Bay; Lisa Anderson, Sturgeon Bay and Karen (Stephanie) Anderson, DePere; niece, Meagan (Michael) Brull; 2 nephews, Tyler Anderson and Brad Popour.  He was preceded in death by his father and son, Devon Michael Anderson.


Public funeral and military services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 29, 2021 at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.  Face masks are required for all in attendance.

Terry Carlton Heraly

Terry Carlton Heraly, age 60, passed away on February 28, 2021. He was born in California on November 4, 1960. He married Connie Jonet on October 23, 1993 in Green Bay. Together they traveled all over the country for Terry’s work.

Terry is survived by children, Catarina (Phillip) Zellner, Jayde (Bradley) Southards; grandchildren, Aubrey, Bryson, and Kendall; his mom, Mary Ann Heraly; sisters, Suzanne (Steven) Vincent, Geniese (special friend Dan Vandenhouten) Fameree; brother-in-law, Ron DeGrave; nieces and nephews; also survived by father-in-law, Thomas Jonet.

He was preceded in death by his wife Connie; father, Carlton Heraly; Carl’s first wife Sonja (Kempner) Heraly; daughter, Samantha K. Heraly; sister, Karla DeGrave; mother-in-law, Suzanne Jonet; and brother-in-law, Jayme Jonet.

Visitation will take place at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Casco, from 1:30-3:00 pm on Saturday, March 27, 2021. Funeral Service at 3:00 pm with Deacon Bob Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Holy Trinity Cemetery. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced, and facemasks are required to be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at

Janie Mohney

Janie Marie Mohney, age 57 of Casco, WI (formerly of Quincy, MI) passed away peacefully with family by her side on March 20, 2021.

Born in Kalamazoo, MI on April 21, 1963 to Perry J. and Joyce Martin. She married her high school sweetheart, Mark Anthony Mohney on May 23, 1981 and together they raised their three daughters Missie, Megan and Sarah. Family was her first priority. She put all her efforts into caring for them. Janie enjoyed crafting, crocheting, and had a passion for fundraising and charity work. Before moving to Wisconsin, she spent some time as the Coldwater Fraternal Order of Eagles Post 1907, Women’s Axillary President. It was her joy to help others. 

Janie’s greatest treasure in life were her husband, daughters and grandchildren. She is survived by her sister Bonnie Abrams (Bruce) of Lawrence, MI; Husband of nearly 40 years, Mark Mohney, of Casco, WI; Daughters, Missie (Tim) Pearson of Quincy, MI; Megan (Matt) Word of Camden, MI; Sarah (Chris) Kelley of Union City; and 8 grandchildren Taylin Pearson, Kaden Pearson, Blake Burkhart, Noah Pearson, Ethan Pearson, Emmalyn Pearson, Chloe Word and Weston Word; and special grand-puppies Odysseus and Ginger.

Janie is Preceded in death by her Father, Mother and sister, Rhonda Spangler.

Visitation will take place at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Casco, from 11:00 am-1:00 pm on Friday, March 26, 2021. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced, and facemasks are required to be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at In addition to the Friday visitation in Casco, there will also be a memorial service held at a later date in Michigan.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made, in memoriam, to the Casco Fire Department.

James J. Petrina

James John Petrina, 71, of Forestville, passed away on March 20, 2021, at Door County Medical Center.  He was born on March 27, 1949, in Algoma to Joseph and Mabel (Jerabek) Petrina.  On August 2, 1969, he married Grace Englebert in Lincoln, Wisconsin, they were married 51 years.

Jim went to several schools growing up including Vignes, Carnot, Brussels Jr. High, and was the first class in the new Southern Door High School, graduating in 1967.  He was a member of Holy Name of Mary his entire life.  Jim served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1972 and was a lifetime member of the VFW Local 3088.


Jim enjoyed farming, driving his tractors for baling, and combining.  He worked at Algoma Hardwoods for 41 years.  He liked to play cards with his buddies, riding his motorcycle and snowmobiling.


Survivors include his wife, Grace; three sons, Mike (Carol) with their children, Alissa, Faith, and Ashley; Dan (Randi) with their children, Brandon, Shawn, and Abby; Jim (Brooke) and their children, Monica and Ivy; one brother-in-law, Mel (Marsha) Englebert; five sisters-in-law, Julie Englebert, Carol (Don) Derenne, Ruth (Joe) Kerscher, Mary (Dave) Rhoades, and Cheryl (Joe) Zellner.  He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, John and Florence Englebert; brother-in-law, Marvin Englebert; and aunts and uncles.


Public funeral services will be at 12:00 noon on Friday, March 26, 2021, at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Deacon Mark Hibbs officiating.  Burial will be in Holy Name of Mary Church Cemetery with military honors.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home on Friday.  Face masks are required, and social distancing will be in place.  On-line condolences may be offered at


Special thank you to Door County Medical Center I.C.U. and nurses Rachel and Brenda for the excellent care for Jim.  Unity Hospice for the comfort care in his last two days.  

Forrest Nimmer

Forrest W. Nimmer, 43, Casco, passed away Tuesday, March, 16, 2021.  He was born on January 26, 1978 to Janet M. Arts and the late William G. Nimmer in Appleton.  He was a 1996 graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School.  On August 24, 2001 he married Lori A. Bouchonville at St. Louis Church in Dyckesville. Forrest was a hard worker since he was young.  He worked for Bay Therm Insulation for many years, taking his on-the-job knowledge to begin his own company, American Insulation LLC.  He was great at his job and all he did.  He was an amazing father and husband.  His wife, Lori was the love of his life.  His boys, Will and James, were his pride and joy.  Forrest was known to be the life of the party.  He was one to light up a room with his sense of humor and sarcasm.  He was always available for his friends and family in need. Forrest truly lived life to the fullest.  He “chased waterfalls” with his wife, Lori.  He enjoyed road trips with his sons and dogs.  He left this world too soon; however, he left an amazing impression on everyone he met.

Survivors include his wife, Lori, and their two sons, William and James; his mother, Janet Arts, Luxemburg; one sister, Emily Nimmer, Luxemburg; three half brothers and one-half sister further survive along with numerous other relatives.

Forrest was preceded in death by his father, William Nimmer; his grandparents, Glenn and Marcella Nimmer.

Friends may call 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG.  Closing funeral service will be held at 6:00 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Carl Brewer officiating. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery, Dyckesville.

Covid-19 practices remain in place, you are asked to wear a face covering, social distance yourselves and sanitize!

In Lieu of flowers and other tokens of sympathy, PLEASE, a memorial fund will be established.

Wallace Draves

Wallace Paul Louis Draves, 81, Forestville, passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Bellin Hospital after a short illness.  He was born November 7, 1939 in Algoma to Walter and Ruth (Serrahn) Draves. 

  Wally graduated from the Algoma High School and then entered the Marines and serviced for three years.  After his honorable discharge he started working in commercial refrigeration for a few different companies, before opening his own company called Northland Refrigeration in 1985.  After he retired he drove a tour bus for a short time.

  Wally taught a Hunter Safety Course for about 10 years, was an avid hunter including deer, elk and prairie dogs out west. He also was an avid gun collector and eventually donated some of the guns to the Bill Cody Museum out west and then sold the rest of his collection to a gun collector down south.  He enjoyed just driving around the countryside.

  Wally is survived by his special friend Edna Hoffman, his three children Jill (Ken) Kirsch, Green Bay; Joe (Lisa) Draves, DePere and Jane (Rick) Bauer, Naperville, IL; grandchildren Alexander and Abigail Draves and George and Charlie Bauer; brother Ken (Karen) Draves, Algoma; niece Karrie (John) LeBotte, Algoma and nephew Kevin Draves, Algoma;  great nephews Jason (Selena) LeBotte, Matthew LeBotte and Kordell Draves; and the mother of his children Kathy Draves.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

  Public visitation will be held, Monday, March 22, 2021 from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM with Pastor Peter Mannoja officiating at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma.  Burial at the Forestville Town Cemetery, Maplewood.

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

Timothy Scott Horton

Timothy Scott Horton, 53, of Valparaiso, IN, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, WI, was called Home to be with the Lord, Thursday, March 11, 2021.

     He was born January 2, 1968 in New London, CT, the son of Pete (Jelaine) Horton and Karen (Dave) Lauper. Tim graduated from St. Coletta School in Jefferson, WI and also attended church there.

     He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles with the Albert Lea Eagles Club #2258 in Albert Lea, MN. Tim was also a member of the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay.

     He is survived by his siblings, John Horton of Seattle, WA, Patrick Horton of Denver, CO, Travis Horton of Flagstaff, AZ, Jeffery (Monica) Horton of Casco, WI, Sarah Satkoski of La Porte, IN, Ben Lauper, and Stacy (Bryce) Pickering, both of Valparaiso, IN; special aunts, Linda (Terry) Fairchild, Sandy Tight, Judy McClellan, and aunt, Polly Hix, and uncle, Ron Tight; numerous loving nieces and nephews; cousins; and friends.

     Tim was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Ethel Horton and maternal grandparents, Floyd and Dolores Tight; brother, Charlie Satkoski; and other relatives.

     In honor of Tim's wishes, no formal services will be held. He will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery in the Town of Sevastopol (Sturgeon Bay) with a private graveside committal.

     Memorials may be given in Tim's honor for the Door County Maritime Museum (120 N. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 OR

     Moeller Funeral Home & Crematory in Valparaiso, IN and Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, WI are assisting the Horton family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Timothy may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

Marilyn Liebe

Marilyn Liebe, 87, of Nasewaupee, passed away on March 10, 2021, at Pine Crest Village.  She was born May 9, 1933, in Two Rivers, WI to Earl and Jeanette (Bonnes) Wiesner.  On June 20, 1959, she married Leroy E. Liebe, who preceded her in death on May 28, 2017.

After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School, Marilyn worked for Sturgeon Bay Public Schools, where she worked as an administrative assistant to 3 superintendents.  While raising their children, she and Leroy ran a dairy farm in the Town of Nasewaupee.

Marilyn was a very active member of the community.  She was an assistant coach for Girls Little League, volunteered for Respite Care and Lakeshore CAP, and as a docent at the Door County Maritime Museum.  She also acted as a guardian for social services and was a longtime member at Bay View Lutheran Church.  Marilyn enjoyed boating, swimming, skiing, traveling, sports, and had a great love for animals.

Survivors include two children, Lori (Mick Mezzano) Liebe, Neenah; Paul (Kris) Liebe, Oconomowoc; two grandchildren, Allison and Cassandra; in-laws, Shirley and Jake Bostrom, Menomonie, WI; Terry Wiesner, Sturgeon Bay; and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, Dr. Richard Wiesner; and in-laws.

A memorial service will be announced later this spring.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at

John "Jack" Neubauer

John “Jack” Neubauer, 78, of Apple Valley, California and formerly of Sturgeon Bay passed away on March 3, 2021 at his home in California.  He was born July 22, 1942 in Connecticut to Carl and Theresa (Vogel) Neubauer.

After graduating from Algoma High School, he earned a degree in education from the University of Wisconsin – Stout.  Jack taught wood shop class at Kewaunee High School for 31 years.  While teaching, he also worked as a farrier (horse shoer) in Door and Kewaunee Counties.

Jack loved sports.  He was a catcher in the Door County Baseball League for many years and played semi-professional football.  In his retirement, he enjoyed following sports and working in his wood shop.  Jack also volunteered his time and wood working skills at the local VFW organization near his home in California. 

On Oct. 27, 1994, he married Linda White at the Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club.  She survives as do 2 children, Tracy (Eric) Rumbaugh of Milwaukee and John Neubauer of Milton, WI; 3 grandchildren: Christa, Alicia, and Lawson; 2 sisters, Gail (Harry) Baumann and Joanne (Stan) Hoffmann; 3 stepchildren:  Thomas (Ondrea) O’Brien of Brentwood, CA; Jeffrey (Yvonne) O’Brien of Apple Valley, CA; and Eric O’Brien of Lucerne Valley, CA; 4 step-grandchildren: Hannah, Danyel, Thomas, and Nicole.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Dianne (Cliff) Tebon.

Private family services will be conducted at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Burial will follow in Holy Name of Mary Cemetery.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Craig R. Engelking

Craig R. Engelking, 73, of Algoma, WI, passed away on March 7, 2021. He was  

born on March 8, 1947 in Portage, WI to (Rev.) Edgar Richard Engelking and  

Veles Virginia (Bigelow) Engelking. He was the oldest of six children in the  

Engelking household. 

He is survived by his wife Barbara Jean Marit who he married on July 5, 1969.  

Was blessed with four children, John (Dena) Engelking, of Enterprise, Alabama;  

James Engelking, of Algoma; Andrew (Beth) Engelking, of Luxemburg; and Aaron  

(Dana) Engelking, of Luxemburg. Further blessed with 10 grandchildren, John &  

Dena’s children, Jonah, Jonathon, and Savannah; Andrew & Beth’s children, Ethan and Elise; Aaron’s and Dana’s  children, Marshall, Libbie, and Scarlett; and further blessed with three grandchildren, John’s stepchildren,  Brandon Herrne and Nathan Wing; and Jim’s stepchild Tyler Gauger; and further blessed with one great grandchild, Nathan’s child, David Wing. He is further survived by sisters, Janelle (Nate) Engelking, Karmelle  (Charlie) Gross; by brothers, William Engelking, Scott (Carol) Engelking; brothers-in-law Gary (Lori) Marit, and Larry  Marit; as well as by many other nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by both parents; one brother, Keith Engelking, of Elkhart, Iowa. 

He attended Random Lake High School and Algoma High School, graduating from Algoma High School in 1965.  Attended college and graduated with highest honors from Mechanical Design Engineering program. Before  entering the US Navy, worked in the engineering departments of Badger-Northland/Massey Ferguson Corp., and  briefly at Hamachek Machine co. Served in the US Navy as an engineer and with a naval intelligence group serving  with riverine units in the Republic of South Vietnam and on a guided missile cruiser from east coast ports and  briefly at a number of shore stations. He served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Kewaunee County Sheriff's  Department for 26 years, retiring in 1997. After retiring from the Sheriff's Department he returned to school to  finish his engineering studies, graduating with highest honors. He then worked as an engineer for Amplas Corp., a  design engineer for Carver Yachts and as a systems and project engineer for Palmer Johnson Yachts retiring again  in 2008.  

He served the St. John’s Lutheran Church congregation as a member of the Board of Education, Treasurer, Elder, and briefly as a Sunday School Teacher. 

He enjoyed solving engineering problems, engineering and building things in his workshop, target shooting, fishing, woodworking, aviation, motorcycle riding, and cooking. He was a member of the Patriot Guard Riders, a  longtime member of the Experimental Aircraft Association, the NRA, and a lifetime member of the Wisconsin  Professional Police Association and Amvets post 42. 

Visitation will take place in the parish hall at St. John’s Lutheran Church – Rankin from 9:00-10:45 am on Friday,  March 12, 2021. Funeral service will take place at 11:00 am in the chapel with Dr. Rev. Christopher Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military rites. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will  be practiced, and facemasks are required to be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared at


Isabelle Peters

Isabelle I. Peters, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on March 1, 2021.  She was born July 28, 1929 in Brussels to Michael and Elsie (Oldenburg) Stauber.  She married Norman J. Vandertie on April 29, 1948.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 13, 1955.


For many years, Isabelle worked as a nurse’s aide in home health care industry.  She was always interested in health care and enjoyed reading about medical topics and issues.  Isabelle was a very social person who enjoyed conversations with all kinds of people and loved telling stories about growing up on the farm.  She also enjoyed watching old, classic movies.


She is survived by 4 children:  Norine (Leonard) Gunderson, Nanette (Chris) Scudder, Imogene Peters, and Ivan (MaryKay) Peters; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren; a brother Sylvester Stauber, and a sister Dorothy Walters. 


Isabelle was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Norman Vandertie and husband Robert Peters, her brothers: Leonard, Bernard, Lawrence, Ralph, Eugene, sisters: Grace Haack, Helen Vandertie, Annabelle Jadin, Donna Reel, Angela Cheadle, great-grandson Austin Scudder, numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.


A public visitation will be held at the Forbes Funeral Home on Saturday, March 20, 2021 from 10:00 am until 11:00 am.  A public Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels at 11:45 am.  All are required to wear face coverings and respect appropriate social distancing.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Francis and St. Mary Parish.

Douglas A. Williams

Douglas A. Williams, 82 years of Ephraim, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 in Sister Bay.


He was born December 17, 1938 in Elgin, Illinois the son of the late Robert Orren Williams and Mary Margaret (Perry) Williams. Following his graduation at Elgin High School, Doug went on to receive his undergrad in Economics at Beloit College where he was a member of the Psi Kappa Psi fraternity. It is also where he met his wife, Barbara A. Brown whom he married on November 5, 1960. Following college, Doug served his country in the U.S. Army. Most of his professional career was with Clorox Co. in California where he worked as a computer systems analyst from 1980 until 1993.


With many years spent enjoying Door County, they opened Door County Quilt Works in Fish Creek in 1991 after Barbara fine-tuned her skills in this area while living in California. Following Doug’s full retirement in 1993, he worked with Hawkins Ash Baptie Accountants, The Landmark, and his own private consulting business.


Doug was active in many local civic organizations including the Egg Harbor Lions, and Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary. He served his Ephraim community as docent and tour guide for the historical society there. His enjoyed his after-the-Y coffee group meetings at the Blue Horse. Doug was a “foodie”. His hobbies included photography, cooking, woodworking, fast cars and racing, and was a family history enthusiast. He also was a huge Wisconsin Badger Football fan.


Surviving family include his two daughters, Robin Williams of California, Megan (Nathan) Shaw of Holmen, WI; nine grandchildren; two brothers, Robert (Susan) Williams of Arlington, Virginia, David (Karen) Williams of Topsham, Maine.


Funeral services are planned for later this summer at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sister Bay.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Douglas’ name to the Ephraim Historical Foundation.


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

Joyce M. Klaubauf

Joyce Marie Klaubauf, 91, passed away on February 28, 2021, at Algoma Long Term Care Unit.  She was born on September 4, 1929, in Kewaunee to George and Mayme (Kulhanek) Koenig.  Joyce graduated from Algoma High School, Class of “47”and Door-Kewaunee County Normal.  She taught school at Woodside School in Kewanee County. 


On June 2, 1951, she married Roger Wagner at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Algoma. They had two sons, Michael and Mark.  Roger died March 12, 1966.  On June 28, 1968, she married Richard Klaubauf at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood.  He preceded her in death on July 1, 2006.  She helped raise his family of six children.  Joyce was a member at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood and was also a member of the Christian Mothers and the Altar Society.


Survivors include two sons, Mike (Dawn) Wagner, Green Bay; Mark (Mary Kay) Wagner, Brussels; stepchildren, Dan (Marci) Klaubauf, Sturgeon Bay; Tony (Janet) Klaubauf, Denmark; Mark (Christine) Klaubauf, Kaukauna; Bill Klaubauf, Sturgeon Bay; Susie (Bill) Bodilly, Green Bay; step-daughter-in-law, Brenda Klaubauf; sister-in-law, LeVerle Koenig, Algoma; 19- grandchildren and 20- great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; two brothers, Allen and Paul Koenig; stepson, Steve Klaubauf; great granddaughter, Addison.


Private funeral services will be held at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, Maplewood.   Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.   The funeral service will be live on Forbes Funeral Home Facebook page at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021.  Memorials may be made to Holy Name of Mary Church Food Pantry.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences may be offered at


Special thanks to the staff at Algoma Long Term Care Unit for their wonderful care and support and also to Joyce’s friends and neighbors who “looked after” her these past few years.  

Barry C. Walther

Barry Craig Walther, 54, of Sevastopol Township, passed away at home on February 22, 2021.  He was born on October 6, 1966 to George B. and Patsy (Wolske) Walther in Sturgeon Bay.  Barry attended Sturgeon Bay High School graduating in 1984.  Barry was a talented mechanic and tool and die maker and currently worked at NEW - Northeast Wisconsin, Industries.


Barry will be remembered for his creativity, warm heart, full laugh, willingness to help others and loyalty to family and friends.  


Barry was preceded in death by his parents, George and Patsy Walther.  He is survived by a brother, Karl (Sandy) Walther and their children - Nathan (Heather) Walther and their children Elijah and Daniel, Amanda (Josh) Ofstie and their son Malachi, Christopher (Katie) Walther and Alyssa Walther; sister Lynn Lorenson and her children Dellin and Isaac (Jess Calliari) Lorenson; Step-mother Elizabeth Walther and Step-siblings Anna Kolb and her children Lauren, Tristan and Selamnesh; Tina Boettcher and John Boettcher.   


A public visitation will be held at Forbes Funeral Home on Saturday, March 13th, 2021 from noon to 1:00 p.m.  A brief Time of Remembrance will be held at 1:00 p.m. and will be live streamed on the Forbes Funeral Home Facebook Page. All visitors are required to wear face masks and social distancing measures will be observed during the visitation.  

Kyle Nathan DeMelle

Kyle Nathan DeMelle, 38, of Sturgeon Bay passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021.


He was born in Sturgeon Bay on March 8, 1982 to Peter and Pam (Schram) DeMelle. Kyle graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 2001. He enjoyed snowmobiling with his dad, and as a youth working alongside him in the plumbing business and woodworking in his high school years.


Kyle spent many years in the restaurant industry as chef and manager, working at various restaurants in Madison and throughout Door County. His culinary journey started as a dishwasher at Sage Restaurant where he worked with his sister and mother. Kyle was mentored in the kitchen by Mitch Wise and Leola Gebauer and eventually started his cooking career there. He decided to pursue formal culinary training at MATC in Madison. Kyle became quite a talented chef eventually running the kitchen at Crate Restaurant.


After years of working nights, weekends and holidays, Kyle hung up his apron and packed up his knives saying goodbye to the kitchen. He took a job at Hatco in 2019. Kyle was mechanically minded, and his job suited him well. His coworkers described him as cheerful, bubbly, and that he always made work more fun. His work schedule allowed him to spend more time with his family stopping at his grandpas to visit-listening to grandpa’s war stories, helping both his mother and Aunt June around the house. He was their handyman. He always helped others with a smile. Packer gamedays were spent with his sister and family watching the game and enjoying family Sunday supper.


From a young age Kyle had a passion for downhill skiing that he shared with his father, Peter DeMelle. Many family weekends were spent on the slopes in the UP. Kyle continued this legacy in recent years by teaching both his niece and nephew how to ski. The ski trips were always more fun when Uncle Kyle was along. He was also an active cyclist and completed the Door Century with his sister Kelly in 2018.


Family includes, his mother, Pam DeMelle; sister, Kelly Gerl; nephew and niece, Pierce and Elise Gerl; stepmother, Ann DeMelle; aunts, June Schram, Rosalie Duquaine, and Nancy Schram; and uncle, Dean Gigot; and cousins; and his special friend, Carrie Ray.


Preceding him in death were his father, Peter DeMelle; paternal grandparents, Robert and Ann DeMelle; maternal grandparents, Gene and Betty Mae Schram; and brother-in-law, Peter Gerl II.


A memorial service will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Paul Zenefski officiating. Burial will take place at Schumacher Cemetery in spring.


Friends may call on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Huehns Funeral Home. Covid guidelines will be followed, masks required, 25% capacity limits observed, sanitizer provided along with temperature checks.


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


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

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