Obituaries Archives for 2021-04

Sam A. Arroyo

Sam A. Arroyo, 31, passed away unexpectedly on April 13, 2021. He was born on  

August 13, 1989 in New Jersey to Magali (Morales) Arroyo and Israel Arroyo Jr. 

Sam had health issues and because of this was unable to fulfill his dream of  

joining the military and becoming a Navy Seal. But his health did not stop him  

from being very patriotic and loving life. He loved music, to include playing the  

piano, loved nature and going on walks with his niece, working on cars, and  

hunting. He had a bold sense of humor.  

Sam is survived by his mother, Magali (Morales) Willems; brothers and sister,  

Israel Arroyo, Daniel Arroyo, Noemi Arroyo, and Christian Arroyo; grandma,  

Milagros Arroyo; and grandpa, Don Wierichs. He was preceded in death by grandfather, Israel Arroyo Sr.;  stepfather, Guy Willems; grandma, Roberta “Bobbi” Jo Wierichs; and cousin, Oakley Engelking. 

Visitation will take place at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Algoma, 1617 Flora Ave., from 10:00-11:45 am on  Saturday, April 17, 2021. Burial will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, Kewaunee. Due to COVID-19, social  distancing will be practiced, and facemasks are required to be worn. Online condolence messages may be shared  at


David Joseph LeGrave Sr.

David Joseph LeGrave Sr. age 77 of Casco, WI passed away Monday evening, April 12, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay.


He was born in Kewaunee County on June 15, 1943 to the late Clifford and Esther (Vandervest) LeGrave. On June 30, 1962 David married Patricia Ann Herlache at St. Mary Church in Algoma.  She preceded him in death March 12, 1992.


David loved spending time outdoors especially hunting.  He spent his life working hard on the family farm along with working fulltime at local feed mills for over forty years. 


Survivors include four children, David J. LeGrave Jr, Lori (Chris) Sampo, Dennis (April) LeGrave, Lisa (Nicholas) Schuh; eight grandchildren, Erica (Adam) LeRoy, Brianna (Stephen) Nichols, Carmen Sampo, Sylvia Sampo, Grace LeGrave, Rosanna LeGrave, Isaiah LeGrave, Patrick LeGrave; two great-grandchildren, Charlotte and Augustine LeRoy, and another arriving in October of 2021; brothers and sisters, Linda (Wayne) Veeser, Leonard (Ann) LeGrave, Daniel (Lori) LeGrave; nieces, nephews, and many friends.


David was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; his father in law and mother in law, Roland and Ruth Herlache; two brothers in law and two sisters in law; two nephews and one niece. Friends may call 4:00 to 7:00 pm, Thursday, April 15, 2021 at St. Hubert Church in Rosiere (E3085 County Road X, Casco, Wi. 54205).  Closing parish prayer service with Deacon Ray Ambrosius at 7:00 pm. 


Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am at the church on Friday, April 16, 2021.  Funeral 11:00 am on Friday with Rev. Edward Looney officiating. Burial in St. Hubert Cemetery, Rosiere. Covid -19 virus precautions remain in place by social distancing, sanitizing and wearing a face covering, please. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the LeGrave Family.


The family would like to thank the staff of St. Vincent Hospital ICU, especially the nurses, for the wonderful care given to our “Pa”.

John D. Crockett

John David Crockett, 67, of Carlsville, passed away on April 12, 2021.  He was born June 10, 1953 in Sault St. Marie, Michigan to John and Emma (Bonacci) Crockett.


On March 3, 2006, he married Linda (Strom) Boeck in Newberry, Michigan.  John worked as a mechanical technician for the Sturgeon Bay School System for many years.  He enjoyed working on anything with electronics, and anything that required tools.  John was the kindest person with a big heart and was always willing to help someone out.   He knew just about everyone and could never go to the store without saying hello to someone.


Survivors include his wife, 2 sons, John Crockett and Joseph (Dana) Crockett, all of Milwaukee; daughter Jamie (Gino) Napolitano, Milwaukee; mother of John’s children, Liz Crockett, Newberry, MI; 3 step-children, Leslie Boeck, Eugene, OR; Maggie (Scott) Stremkowski, Stevens Point; and Natalie Boeck, Bonita Springs, FL; 4 grandchildren, Trinity Moon, Winter Sol, Leila Gertrude Stremkowski, Everett Mickey Stremkowski;  his mother, Emma Crockett, Newberry, MI; sister, Fran (Denny) Pelitier, Newberry, MI; mother-in-law, Trudy Strom, Sister Bay; 2 brothers-in-law, Peter Strom, Sturgeon Bay; Bill Strom, Chico, CA; and nieces, nephews and other family members. 

He was preceded in death by his father John Crockett.


Memorial services will be at 12:00 noon, Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Forbes Funeral Home with Deacon Paul Zenefski officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home on Saturday.  Social distancing will be in place, and face masks are required.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Linda J. (Schmidt) Frader

Linda J. Frader, 56 of Glendale, AZ, passed away Sunday, April 4th, 2021. She was born in Sturgeon Bay on October 12,1964, to John (Pat) and Kathryn (Kellner) Schmidt. 


After graduating from Southern Door High School, she moved to Arizona where she met her husband, Steve. They were united in marriage on October 26, 1996. 


Linda is survived by her husband, her daughter, Kailee; siblings Marlene (Todd) Maddox, Mimi (Rick) Smith, Paul, Jim (Shelley) and Carol (Marc) Tadych; nieces and nephews Alexis, Brad, Jessica, Danny, Emily, Nicole, Tyler, Heather and Erin; in-laws, Dennis and Lana Frader. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, John; and sister-in-law Michelle.


The family will gather at a later date in Arizona to celebrate her life.

Delores M. LaLuzerne

Delores M. LaLuzerne, 65, Algoma, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 after a short illness at the Jack and Engrid Meng Hospice Residence in DePere.  She was born Nov. 6, 1955 in Two Rivers to Bernard and Dorothy (Ewen) Dworak. 


Delores got her associates degree as an LPN and worked at the Kewaunee Hosptial, the Algoma Hospital and then at the Algoma Long Term Care for a total of 40 years.       


She recently retired two years ago.      


Delores was a caregiver her whole life.


Delores married Randy LaLuzerne January 3, 1976.


She enjoyed her precious time with her family, especially the grandchildren and gardening.


Delores is survived by her husband Randy, two daughters Dawn (Michael) Brandt,

Suamico; Kristen (Travis) DePrey, Marquette, MI; and son Curtis LaLuzerne, Suamico; four grandchildren Ethan and Ashlyn Brandt and Liam and Aiden DePrey; her siblings Peggy (David Sr) Funk, Jim (Jeanne) Dworak, Robert (Pam) Dworak, Marilyn (Mike) Schlies, Cathy (Paul) Buresh, Jackie (Kevin) Ronsman and Mary Beth Micke; mother-in-law Lorraine LaLuzerne, in-laws Lee (Linda) Dachelet, Brian (Becky) LaLuzerne, Debbie Ullman and Kevin (Allison) LaLuzerne. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Dorothy, step father Frankie Pekarek, brother-in-law John Micke and father-in-law Erwin LaLuzerne.


There will be a public viewing, Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, and after 9:30 AM, Friday April 16th at St. Mary Catholic Church until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Rev. Alvan Amadi officiating.  Burial in the church cemetery.

The family would like to thank the Unity Hospice Staff, the Bellin Cancer Team and the Mesothelioma Team at the University of Chicago.


We also want to thank our dad "the nurse in the cowboy boots" for taking such good care of mom and allowing her to be in the comfort of her home until her last day.


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


Glenn B. LeRoy

Glenn Bernard LeRoy, 76, Luxemburg, died of complications from pneumonia and the COVID-19 virus on Tuesday evening, April 6, 2021 at Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay. 


He was born September 10, 1944 in Brussels to the late Bernard A. and Loretta E. (Zellner) LeRoy. 


Glenn graduated from Luxemburg High School, class of 1962. He started his first jobs at Kewaunee Engineering and Luxemburg Motor Company. Working with “Porky” at Luxemburg Motor Company, led him to Madison for Short Course Engineering. 


He later enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a crane operator, stationed in Alaska. 

Due to family complications on his parent’s dairy farm, he came home early on a hardship discharge and finished his service contract through the U.S. Army Reserves.


Glenn married Bonita M. Reince on July 16, 1966, in Duvall, and together they took over the family farm on March 1, 1969.


They raised their five children while building their family farm into what it is now, his pride and joy. 


Glenn was a strong family man who taught his children the value of money by showing them how to work for everything they wanted.  He was very dedicated to his farm and spent almost every moment with his wife by his side, tending to his cows, working the fields, and maintaining the land and buildings.  After 52 years of farming with Land O Lakes, they sold their cows on February 28, 2021, which allowed him to spend all his free time enjoying his great grandchildren.


Glenn is survived by his wife Bonita “Bonnie”; his children, Jeffrey (Tina) LeRoy, Allen (Karen) LeRoy, Barbara (fiancé Brian Boulanger) Gaedtke, Vicky (fiancé Nick Slaght) LeRoy; his brothers and sisters, Gloriann (Ray) Ciha, Gary (Julie) LeRoy, Linda (Dan) Phillips, and Bernard J. (Sue) LeRoy; his brothers in law and sisters-in-law, Jerome (Rebecca) Reince, Rebecca (Myron) Massart, and Neal (Lori) Reince; as well as his 15 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, with one due in September of 2021.

Glenn is further survived by his Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Godchildren.


Glenn is preceded in death by his son, John (Jack) LeRoy; his parents, Bernard and Loretta LeRoy; one sister, Diane (Tom) Jeanquart; Bonnie’s parents, Earl and Jane Reince; Infant brother-in-law, Joseph Reince; his nephew, Jerry Ciha; his niece, Lisa Brandt; along with some of his Aunts and Uncles.


Family and friends may call 3:00 to 6:00pm on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.

Closing parish prayer service at 6:00 pm on Sunday with Deacon Bob Miller. 


 Visitation will continue Monday, April 26, 2021 at 9:30-10:45 am. 


 Funeral at 11:00 am Monday at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating. 


Full military rites will follow the funeral Mass, provided by the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 in Luxemburg.


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


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the family.


Covid-19 virus protection is advised, please wear a face covering, social distance and sanitize, especially in groups.


Glenn’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Steve Malcore and Dr. Lance Kirchman, for all the help and special consideration shown to us over the years, as well as the staff at Bellin Memorial Hospital for all the loving care they have provided to Glenn and his family.

Cynthia Kinney

Cynthia Kinney is dancing with Jesus in the wildflowers of heaven.  All of us who knew her miss her dearly and are trying to find comfort in the knowledge that her suffering is at an end.  She battled Ataxia Cerebellum as she lived her life - with a smile and genuine affection for everyone around her.  She passed on March 28, 2021 at Scandia Village - Good Samaritan Society in Sister Bay, WI.


Cindy was born on July 4th, 1941 to the late Kenneth and Crystal (Christopherson) Boller.  Madison celebrated with fireworks, and her family enjoyed continuing the tradition.  She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Terry Kinney, from Sturgeon Bay.  She deeply loved all of her children: Toby and Jon of Aurora, CO, Suzanne of Madison, and Mark (Colleen) and grandchildren Claire and Andrew of Sturgeon Bay.  She was preceded in death by her brother Bruce and nephew John Boller.


Cindy and Terry grew up a couple of miles apart in Madison, WI, but didn’t meet until college.  Cindy was a member of Tri Delta Sorority at UW Madison, and she met her husband Christmas caroling with sorority and fraternity friends.  They were married at First United Methodist Church on August 24, 1963.


Her passion for sharing kindness and caring with others led her to many different types of service: working as a teacher, an in home licensed daycare provider, and a volunteer Sunday school teacher.  Throughout it all, she was a Pastor’s wife.  We looked forward to her hugs and smiles, and the world seems dimmer without them.  When we see a turtle, we remember her advice to slow down and remember Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God.”


Cindy was a classically trained Midwestern Chef and encouraged her children to help at mealtime, preparing them for life’s culinary journeys.  Her homemade spaghetti sauce and carrot cake were legendary to her children.  She was very resourceful and had almost no kitchen waste - her kids love to tell the story of the duck egg cake.


Her memorial service will be on May 8, 2021, and we will follow the advice she gave many times: No cold pricklies.  Only warm fuzzies.


Forbes Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Norbert W. Lenius

Norbert W. Lenius, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday April 10, 2021 after reaching the age of 87 years old.  He died peacefully within his home with his wife Pat, children DeeDee and Phil, and son-in-law Todd Brauer by his side.

Norb was born on Nov. 19, 1933 in his parents’ home on Maple Street in Sturgeon Bay (Sawyer). As a young man, Norb was known for his quiet intellect, skills at many sports and his thoughtful yet competitive nature.

Norb earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He served in the Army and ROTC. In 1956, Norb married Patricia Ann Weber in Sturgeon Bay.  They celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in Feb. 2021.

Norb was a mechanical Engineer and employed by R.A. Stern and Marine Travelift for many years.  He was known as a man to never run out of graph paper.  Norb volunteered for organizations too long to list.

Sporting activities were an important part of his life.  Norb was very competitive and contributed to many team championships for basketball, baseball and soft ball. He also spent a lot of time playing ping pong, skating, snow and water skiing. Music was another important part of his life.  Going to concerts, listening to music, singing, and eating chocolate chip cookies brought him much joy.

Living on the water, he spent a lot of time fishing and boating in the upper great lakes.  Rock Island and Fayette being some of his favorite places to spend time.  Norbie was a quiet man who always did the right thing. 

He is survived by loving wife, Pat Lenius; children, Diane (DeeDee) Brauer (Todd Brauer) of Sturgeon Bay and Philip Lenius (Claudia Menton) of Commerce Twp, MI; two grandchildren, Devon Storlie of Madison, WI and Eric Storlie of Pasadena, CA; and sister-in-law Charolotte Lenius of Sturgeon Bay.

He is preceded in death by parents, Oscar and Ethel Lenius, sister Evelyn Lenius, and brother Dale Lenius.

No memorial services are planned at this time. In honor of Norb, donations can be made to Unity Hospice at  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ronald W. Zettel

Ronald W. Zettel, 84 years of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday April 8, 2021 at Algoma Long Term Care.

     He was born February 3, 1937 in Milwaukee, the son of the Donald and Evelyn (Bauernfeind) Zettel. With a historical Door County family legacy, Ron’s grandfather Joseph Zettel settled just north of Sturgeon Bay in 1800s and started the first orchard in Door County. Ron worked as an over-the-road semi-driver for many years. He married Elaine D. Schott on June 5, 2007 at Bjorklunden Chapel. In 2010 they moved to Sturgeon Bay at their current residence.

     Ron loved horses which he raised and raced. He was a very good skater, both roller skating and ice skating. He and Elaine loved fishing, especially at Kangaroo Lake.

     Survivors include his wife, Elaine; four stepchildren, Keith, John, Tammy, and Lisa; three sons, Gordon, Gary, and Shaun; two sisters, Ruth, and Marion.

     Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Judy; son, Steve; and brother, Donald William Zettel Jr.

     Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery. There will be no public services at Ron’s request.

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

Delores Mae LaCrosse

Delores Mae LaCrosse 86, of Sevastopol, passed away on April 7, 2021, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. She was born July, 31,1934, in Sugarbush to Mike and Laura (DeGrand) Mertens. On April 7, 1951, she married Mervin J. LaCrosse in Sugarbush, he preceded her in death on June 7, 1994.


Delores meant a lot to a great many people, but more importantly, her children meant the world to her. She loved her grandchildren with all of her heart but she absolutely adored her great grandchildren with all her being. She taught everyone a little something about a lot of things, and enjoyed spending her time camping, gardening, canning, bowling, polka dancing, playing card games, playing bingo, or trying her luck at the slots. She volunteered at the food pantry at her church, giving her time and heart to local friends. She was adventurous, continuing her trips around the country as the motorhome Captain, no longer the Co-Pilot after the passing of her husband Mervin, showing us that carrying on was far more valuable than cashing in! With no time to save up on life, she spent it all!

Never a loss for words or advice, always with the best of intentions, and quick to receive a loving hug, the best example of what being a matriarch really meant.


Delores is survived by 3 daughters, Jean Kabitzke, Sturgeon Bay; Julaine (Paul) Spude, Sturgeon Bay; Joyce (Zeno) Denil Preimesberger, Algoma; 8 grandchildren, Amy (Chris) Lautenbach, Melissa (Dan) Emery, John (Kim) Denil, Janette (Rob) Hampton, Matthew (Megan) Spude, Jamee (Nathan) Haslam, Joe (Jenny) Denil, Lora (Keith) Falish; 20 great-grandchildren: J.J., Brandyn, (Ali), Samantha, Maddie, Gabe, Lauren, Dylan, Lydia, Ashlyn, Alec, Karissa, Jack, Tyler, Brooklyn, Peyton, Ryker, Jax, Brielle, and Beckett; 4 sisters, Rita LeGrave, Marcella Kaye, MaryAnn DeBruin, Rosella (Ron) Fayas; 2 brothers, Marvin (Charlotte) Mertens, Gene (Debbie) Mertens.


She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in law, Les Denil; 2 brothers, Richard (Evelyn) and Ervin; a sister, LaVerne (Quenton) Roberts; in-laws, Wallace LeGrave, Richard Kaye, and Don Debruin.


A public visitation will be held at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. A funeral service will follow at 3:00pm. Face masks are required for all in attendance. Burial will take place at 10:30am on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Institute.

Victoria "Vicky" Ann (Charnetski) Daubner

Vicky A. Daubner, 63 years, of New Franken, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

     She was born August 6, 1957 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Kenneth and Beatrice (Hugenroth) Charnetski. Vicky graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1975. On May 22, 1976 she married Duaine G. Daubner in Sister Bay. He preceded her in death on December 18, 2017. She was employed with Green Bay Public Schools for 25 years until her health prevented her working seven years ago.

     Vicky was a positive, patient lady. She loved collecting rooster and chicken collectibles, shopping for treasures at Goodwill stores, creating arts and crafts, crocheting rugs, and making bracelets. She was able to travel, take cruises, visit Las Vegas with family, a highlight in her life. She was willing to teach others in crafting skills and always available to lend a hand to those in need.

     Survivors include her daughter, Rhonda (fiancé’, Shawn Moore) Terrien of Green Bay; dear friend, Daniel “Bruno” Swenson of Sister Bay; her parents, Ken and Beatrice Charnetski of Sister Bay; sister, Lisa Dorow of Green Bay; nieces, Sierra Dorow, Alexa Dorow, and Kendra Dorow. Preceding her in death were her sister, Bonny Charnetski; and husband, Duaine.

     A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Stella Maris Parish--Sister Bay site with Fr. Tom Farrell officiating. Burial will be at Little Sister Cemetery alongside her husband, Duaine. Friends may call at the church Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:45 p.m.

     “Our family would like to thank Sierra and JC for the time and effort spent caring for Vicky.”

     COVID protocols will be followed, capacity limits will be observed, temperature checks taken, hand sanitizer provided. For those unable to attend, the service will be LIVESTREAMED at 2:00 p.m. via the “Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC” Facebook page.

     Casperson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Sister Bay are assisting the Daubner family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Victoria may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Marie De Jardin

Marie A. De Jardin, 88, formerly of Luxemburg, passed away in the early evening of Good Friday, April 2, 2021, surrounded by family at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Algoma.


She was born in Luxemburg on June 17, 1932, to the late Joseph and Josephine (Melera) Hoffman.  She was a graduate of Luxemburg High School.  On May 18, 1955 Marie married Marvin T. De Jardin at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg.  He preceded her in death July 10, 1976.


Marie was a devoted and loving farmer’s wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend.  She held several jobs in her life including telephone operator, a baker at Stodola’s IGA in Luxemburg and a cook for St. Mary Catholic School, Luxemburg.  A lifelong member of St. Mary Church and the Christian Mother Society she also belonged to the local Homemakers Club.


Her enjoyments included, playing cards, cooking and baking, polka dancing with the Happy Hoppers Club, snowmobiling, crocheting and quilting.  She most enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren.


Survivors include her five children, Tim (Bev) De Jardin, Theresa (Glenn) Dart, Deb (Robert) Obry, Lori VandenBush, Ted (Allison) De Jardin; 12 grandchildren, Ken (Mary) De Jardin, Ellie (Chuck) Kunesh, Jeremy Dart, Justin (Ashley) Dart, Joseph (Candis) Dart, Jeffrey (Kim) Dart, B.J. (Jenny) Obry, Mindy (David) Popke, Joshua (fiancée’ Nicole) VandenBush, Aaron (Kia) VandenBush, Theo De Jardin, Phillip De Jardin; 13 great-grandchildren (with two more on the way).


She is also survived by her sister, Marlene (Joe) Ropson; brother, Dave (Linda) Hoffman; stepsister, Geraldine Delebreau; brothers in law and sisters in law, Betty (Roger) Schroeder, Judy Watzka, Sharon (Chuck) Bergner, Mary Loberblatt, Paula De Jardin, Julian Romuald, Wayne (Judy) De Jardin, Dennis (Bonnie) De Jardin, Steve (Kathy) De Jardin; her very dear friend, Elaine DeGrave; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.


Marie was preceded in death by her parents and her husband along with Claudia and Adolph Hoffman “Ma and Pa”; brothers and sisters in law, John “Jack” (Carol) Hoffman, Peter Hoffman; stepfather, Fabian La Crosse; brothers in law and sisters in law, Bernice (Herbie) Duescher, Cletus De Jardin, Joan Romuald, Marcella (Lawrence) Thiry, John Delebreau.  Friends may call between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.  Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Entombment to follow at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the family. Marie’s family would like to express a special thank you to Paula Whiting, the staff of Oak Creek Assisted Living and Aurora at Home Hospice, for all the loving care they have provided Marie.

James Grassel

James Edward Grassel, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, died at Door County Medical Center on April 5, 2021.  He was born October 14, 1933, in Door County to Edward and Evelyn (Gordon) Grassel. After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School, Jim served his country in the U.S. Navy.  On August 13, 1955, he married Bernadette A. DeClark in Brussels.  She preceded him in death on April 6, 2004.


For 25 years, Jim owned and operated BayPrint, a commercial printing business in Sturgeon Bay.  During his career, he was active in numerous business organizations including the Sturgeon Bay Manufacturers Association and the Door County Economic Development Corporation.  In his younger years, he was a member and past president of the Sturgeon Bay Jaycees.  Jim was also a long-time member of Corpus Christi Church Jim enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling, bowling, and playing cards, especially Sheepshead.  He also enjoyed time spent with family and friends.


He is survived by his daughter, Terry (Gary) Swiggum, Sturgeon Bay; 2 grandchildren, Derek (Molley) Grassel, Colorado Springs, CO; and Lindsey Swiggum, Sturgeon Bay; brother, Gerald (Sally) Grassel, Sturgeon Bay; sister, Lois (John) Koehn, Sturgeon Bay; in-laws, Glen (Kay) Madoche, Sturgeon Bay, Sharon (Mike) Lemens, Forestville, Louis DeClark, Brussels, Leo (LaDeana) DeClark, Forestville; nieces, nephews and many other relatives.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, parents-in-law, Louis and Clarice (Buzzo) DeClark; in-laws, Geraldine (Joe) LeFevre, Shirley DeClark, and Anne Grassel.


A public mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11:30 am Friday, April 9, 2021 at Corpus Christi Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Entombment will be at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum with military honors.  A visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 am until 11:30 am at the church.  Masks are required for all in attendance.  In-lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to DoorCANcer.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at


Special thanks to Dr. Marc Binard and the staff at Door County Medical Center and the staff at Sturgeon Bay Health Services for their wonderful care and support.

Gladys Ruth (Reeves) Austgen

A celebration of life for Gladys Ruth (Reeves) Austgen, age 81 of Sister Bay who passed April 13, 2020, will be held next Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. The service will be LIVESTREAMED at 1:30 p.m. at “Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC” Facebook page.

Friends may call at the church from 12:00 p.m. noon, Tuesday until the time of service at 1:30 p.m. With great sadness the Austgen family would also recognize the loss of Gladys’ daughter, Lynda Faye Austgen Lissy, who was born January 3, 1951 and passed February 16, 2021 while living in Pensacola, Florida.

Capacity limits will be in place for the service, and capacity will be limited during the visitation. For attendees that exceed capacity or are more comfortable outside, radio frequency broadcast will be available while in your cars at church parking lot. Masks will be required, temps taken, and hand sanitizer provided. If you are not feeling well or have symptoms of a cold, allergy, or flu, please do not attend.

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

Donald J. Kinnard

Donald Joseph Kinnard, 72, of Door County, passed away at Crossroads Nursing Home in Green Bay on April 4, 2021.  He was born February 12, 1949 in Brussels to William and Lorraine (Jandrin) Kinnard.   Donald worked as a dairy farm helper for most of his life.

Survivors include his five siblings: Carol (Chris) Demmin, Sturgeon Bay: Marilyn Anderson, Sturgeon Bay; Patricia (Tim) Kruse, Green Bay; Wayne (Sue) Kinnard, Brussels; and David (Amy) Kinnard, Sturgeon Bay; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Myron (Judy) Kinnard and Larry Kinnard; two sisters, Sharon (Edward) Pichette and Diane Kinnard.

A public memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 12, 2021 at Forbes Funeral Home, with Deacon Mark Hibbs officiating.  Burial will be in Holy Name of Mary Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until time of services.  Face masks are required for all in attendance. On-line condolences may be offered at


Donna Jorns

Donna Marie Jorns, 87, of Egg Harbor passed away at her home on April 3, 2021.She was born November 3, 1933 in Sister Bay to Mathew and Clara (Abrahamson) Waller.


After graduating from Gibraltar High School, Donna married Roland Jorns on June 28, 1952 in Sister Bay. For many years, she and Roland farmed in the Town of Egg Harbor. They also owned and operated “Jorns’ Sugar Bush”, a maple syrup business. Donna treasured the relationships she had with their customers and deeply missed them when her health prevented her from working at the shop.


When she was young, Donna taught a sewing glass for the 4-H program. She also made wedding cakes. She enjoyed years of traveling around the country and in Canada on business trips with Roland. Donna would have wanted all her customers to know how much she enjoyed them throughout the years.


Survivors include her husband Roland; three children, Steven (Dixie) Jorns, Terry Newell, and Stuart Jorns, all of Egg Harbor; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law, Loxley Newell, two brothers and two sisters.

Due to Covid 19, the family plans to have a gathering at a later date. Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. On-line condolences may be offered at

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