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Obituaries Archives for 2021-04

Jeannine Marie (Collins) Kelsey

 Jeannine Marie (Collins) Kelsey, 54, of Sturgeon Bay was called Home to be with the Lord and was reunited with her husband, Mike, late Sunday evening, April 25, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

     She was born May 13, 1966 in Green Bay, the daughter of Irvin “Irv” Carl Collins and Saundra Lee Ann (Vanden Branden) Collins. Jeannine grew up in Green Bay for the first thirteen years of her life. She attended Edison Middle School and St. Philip the Apostle Parish where she received the sacraments of Holy baptism, first communion, and confirmation. In 1979, Jeannine’s family moved to Sturgeon Bay. She went on to attend Sturgeon Bay High School and graduated with the class of 1984. Just a few months later, Jeannine was united in marriage to Martin “Mike” Cyrus Kelsey III on August 4, 1984 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. Together, they owned and operated The Boathouse in Racine in the late 1980s. Upon their return home to Sturgeon Bay in 1989, they, along with other family in the area, formed the “Bay Shore Mafia” and enjoyed sunset meetings, toasting the day’s (God’s) blessing with a glass of bourbon (Mike’s favorite). Jeannine and Mike owned and operated Oliver Station in Sturgeon Bay.

     Jeannine’s career in healthcare began in teenage years when she worked as a pharmacy assistant at (the former) Greg Rhode’s Pharmacy (which eventually became Bayside Pharmacy). She went on to study nursing at Bellin College in Green Bay in 1993 and graduated in 1997. Jeannine initially worked at St. Vincent Hospital as a ward prior to becoming a nurse, then cared for patients as an Emergency Room Nurse until 2001. She went to work for Door County Memorial Hospital back home in Sturgeon Bay in 2002 for a short time before continuing to raise her family. As her children grew up, Jeannine went back to work at Door County Medical Center in 2015 until 2020. She never stopped working for the hospital despite her (medical) treatments. Jeannine enrolled in the nurse practitioner program through Purdue University in Indiana in 2019.

     Jeannine had a passion for dance, which began as a child and flourished as a member of the Ballet Company of Green Bay. She performed the lead role of Clara between the ages of 17 and 18. Jeannine liked teaching dance, Zoomba, and other classes at the Door County YMCA. She started teaching there in 1992 and eventually earned her professional trainer certification.

     Jeannine volunteered with the United Way of Door County.

     She and Mike and their family were active members of St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay, which they loved so much. Jeannine joined her family in helping at the church Fish Fry, served as a eucharistic minister, and also on mission trips. She also helped with the with Scrip program at church. Jeannine had quite a collection of Rosaries from over years and was comforted by her faith throughout her life. She enjoyed visiting the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, and the time she spent there brought her peace, even in the most trying of times with her (and Mike’s) medical battles. Jeannine never complained once through it all, nor did she ask (God), “Why me?”.

     Her children were her world and always came first. Jeannine loved them so much. She looked forward to traveling with the kids to Captiva, FL, but just cherished being their mother, taking care of them, and cooking for them. Jeannine took pride in homemade gifts (from the heart), some of her most notable being her spaghetti sauce and jello.

     No matter how high the (medical) mountain for her (and Mike) appeared, she never wavered in her perseverance and devotion to her family. Jeannine and Mike were blessed with over 35 years of marriage. Mike passed away January 4, 2020.

     Jeannine’s love will live on in the hearts of her children, Martin (Tiffany), Palmer, Henry, Arthur, Walter, Merrill, and Shelby Kelsey; granddaughters, Evelynn and Eleanor Kelsey; mother, Saundra Collins of Champion; brothers, Steve (Michelle) and Scott Collins, both of Green Bay; mother-in-law, Sheila Turner of Sturgeon Bay; siblings-in-law, Beatrice (Larry) Stein of Windermere, FL, Barbara (Mark) McIntire of Sartell, MN, Peggy (Mike Teich) Kelsey of Whitefish Bay, WI, Brian (Philip Berndt) Kelsey of Fish Creek, Kathryn Turner of Los Angeles, CA, and Elizabeth Kelsey of Portland, OR; stepmother-in-law, Margaret Kelsey of Portland, OR; stepsiblings-in-law, Gary (Linda) Mihaley of South Salem, NY and James Mihaley of Los Angeles, CA; nieces, nephews, and other relatives; and many dear friends.

     She was preceded in death by her father, Irv Collins; husband; Mike; father-in-law, Martin C. Kelsey, Jr.; stepfather, Scotty Turner; and other relatives.

     Jeannine’s life will be honored with a Mass of Resurrection celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant.

     The Mass will be livestreamed via the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page ( at 11:00 a.m. Those anticipating viewing the Mass on Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the funeral home Facebook page any time prior to the Mass to receive immediate notification of the (live) broadcast. If livestreaming is not possible, the video recording of the Mass will be uploaded to the funeral Home Facebook page within a day or two.

     Jeannine will be laid to rest with her husband, Mike, in the Bayside Cemetery columbarium at a later date.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 30, 2021 at Huehns Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay, 1414 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 and continue on Saturday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 110 N. 5th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 from 10:00 a.m. until 10: 45 a.m.

     Those attending the visitations and/or Mass are to wear face masks and maintain social distancing. Chapel occupancy limitations will be in place during the visitation at the funeral home on Friday.

     Memorials may be given in Jeannine’s name for the Kelsey Children’s Fund at Nicolet National Bank, 236 N. 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.

     “Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Door County Cancer Center for the wonderful and compassionate care given to our mother and also to all of our friends and fellow community members for all of your prayers and support.”

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

Dorothy E. Twiton

Dorothy E. Twiton, 92, a long-time Door County resident, passed away peacefully at Door County Medical Center after a short illness.  She was born in Sun Prairie on Nov. 21, 1928, and grew up in Sun Prairie, the oldest child of H. Russell & Dora (Bergsland) Twiton.  She graduated from Sun Prairie High School as Salutatorian in 1945, and Augsburg College in Minneapolis in 1949. 

Dorothy taught high school English in South Dakota and Minnesota until 1959.  She worked as a Director of Parish Education at Zion Lutheran Church in Oshkosh until she relocated to Sturgeon Bay, to work at Bayview Lutheran Church, where she served until 1988.  Dorothy also was the organist at Hainesville Lutheran Church from 2004 to 2014.  She continued working at a candy store and clothing store in the Door County tourist season until she was in her mid-70s.

Dorothy’s Christian faith was a very important part of her life.  She was a current member of Hainesville Lutheran Church and was active in every church she attended since childhood.  She participated in countless church functions and gave presentations at numerous services and meetings.

Dorothy didn’t like to sit still.  She loved visiting with people, going to garage sales, church events, restaurants, taking trips with relatives, visiting the family cottage, seeing new things, enjoying life.  She always had a wide-eyed sense of wonder at new experiences.  She was kind and helpful to dozens of house-bound people over many years.  She was a good listener and was always interested in others’ lives.  She was generous with her money, always remembering birthdays and supporting many faith-based causes.  She was a beloved sister, aunt and great-aunt of the Twiton & Bosben clans. 

Survivors include her sister, Mary Bosben; nieces and nephews, Beth Twiton, Barb Bower, Rev. John Twiton, Joan Twiton, Bruce Bosben, Sue Huxtable and Brian Bosben; sister-in-law, Margaret Twiton; and 15 great-nieces; great-nephews, 1 great-great-niece; and devoted cousins, John and Carolyn Melland; and close special friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents; and her brother, Rev. Robert E. Twiton.

Private family services will be conducted at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay by the Rev. John Twiton and the Rev. Trent Zeitler.  Burial will be in Hainesville Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to Hainesville Lutheran Church in her name.  On-line condolences may be offered at 

William "Billy" Kostka, Jr.

William "Billy" Kostka, Jr., 86, Algoma, passed away peacefully Saturday, April 24, 2021 after a short battle with lung cancer.  He was born Jan. 27, 1935 in Casco to William and Mary (Lukes) Kostka.


Billy's childhood was spent on the family farm.  This was where his passions for gardening and canning fruits and vegetables originally began. 


Whenever Billy would have even a moment of free time you would find him fishing, repairing TV's, radios or small engines in which he had an obvious gift for. 


A few years after graduating from Slovan, Class of 1953, Billy joined the US Army.  After returning to Algoma from the Army, Billy started his career at the Algoma Plywood.


A few short years later in June of 1965, Billy married his sweetheart, Pearl Dufek.  Together they had three wonderful children.  Billy taught his children the simple old ways of life and the value of keeping your word.  After the children were grown and gone, Billy was able to retire and once again pursue his passions of tinkering, gardening, and canning fruits and vegetables. 


Billy is survived by his three children Nancy (Bryan) Duerst, Gary Kostka and John Kostka; one granddaughter Carley; his four siblings Elaine (Gene) Ramesh, Ronnie (Bonnie) Kostka and Jeanne Pierce; nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Roger.


There will be a public visitation, Friday, April 30, 2021 from 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma, with Rev. Alvan Amadi officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery with full military rites.


Covid-19 requirements will be established at the church. 


Express your sympathy, pictures and memories of Billy on his tribute page at


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

Phyllis M. Benz

Phyllis M. Benz, 83 of De Pere formerly from Luxemburg, died Saturday afternoon, April 24, 2021, after a short battle with acute leukemia.


She was born in Green Bay on September 1, 1937 to the late Richard and Helen (Powell) Garot.


On May 20, 1967, she married Ronald J. Benz at Annunciation Church in Green Bay. She met Ronald when they both worked at Spence McCord Drug Company. He preceded her in death on December 20, 2017.


She served on the Luxemburg-Casco School District Board from 1975 to 1983. She served on the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors from 2008-2010.  She was involved with the Brown County Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association, the League of Women Voters and was active in the Kewaunee County Democratic Party.    She served as president of the Christian Mothers of St. Mary Church in Luxemburg. She enjoyed playing bingo, following the Packers, visits to the casino and spending time with her many friends and family, especially her grandchildren.



Survivors include her three children, Janet (Stephen) DeGroot, Madison; Nancy (Norman) Pawelczyk, DePere; Richard (Naomi) Benz, Appleton; six grandchildren, Nicholas, Anna, Aaron, John, Maria and Claire; one sister, Marjorie Schuldes, DePere; one sister-in-law, Rita Mathu, Green Bay; one brother- in-law Bernard Jossart, Green Bay; and many nieces and nephews she loved.



Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Ronald, her parents; two sisters in law, Audrey Benz and Jean Jossart; two brothers in law, Kenneth Schuldes and Al Mathu; one nephew David Schuldes; and one niece Meredith Verrier.



Friends may call at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg on Saturday, May 1, 2021, between 9:00 and 10:45 am. Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME in LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Benz family.


A special thank you is extended by the Benz Family in appreciation and support provided to them by Unity Hospice and Woodside Manor Assisted Living in Green Bay.


Tom W. Paulson

Tom W. Paulson, of Sturgeon Bay — formerly of Kaukauna — passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in his sleep. He was just 8 days shy of his 60th Birthday, yet managed to do more in his life than many people can dream of.


He was born April 29, 1961 in Kaukauna; the son of Jerome and Margaret (Hall) Paulson. Tom graduated from Kaukauna High School in 1979. KHS was also where he met his best friend, the love of his life, and his partner in crime, Mary (nee Onkels). Tom and Mary were wed at St. Mary Catholic Church in Kaukauna on September 22, 1984. They loved to travel together and spent a few years adventuring as a pair before settling down to raise their three children: Sarah, Nick, and Erik.


Having a family spurred Tom to take his future more seriously. When his job offered the opportunity to earn a degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, he jumped on it. He graduated with a degree in Chemistry in 1993 after a grueling schedule of full-time work with class as a full-time, non-traditional student with a wife and two babies at home. The lessons he learned during that period shaped the unbelievable work ethic that is part of his legacy.


When he retired from Fox River Fiber in 2018 as the Vice President of Operations after 25 years, he left behind a company indelibly shaped by his dedication to get things right. More than a partial owner of FRF, he was a leader with a drive to constantly improve and do better. This applied to everything he touched.


A music lover since childhood, he played the banjo and the fiddle. His banjo pickin’ led him to form the bluegrass band Homemade Brew, whose members have been his brothers in music — and an extended family — for 37 years. He always said he was only an “okay” player, but that was lie. He practiced one of his instruments every single day. The fiddle was his carry-on for every trip. If there was a jam session, he wanted to be there. He loved to share music as a performer, as an audience member, and as a teacher.


Tom thrived on being active. From earning a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, to rowing, biking, cross-country skiing, sailing, he was constantly moving, and he wanted you to be a part of it. He was always scheming to maximize every day and fit just one more thing in. He ended every day by saying “That was a big day!” even if everyone else had (mistakenly) thought it was just a normal day. His latest project was building a spectacular 32 ft. trimaran which he had aptly named “The Tomfoolery.” Working on his boat had been a labor of joy for almost six years.


Tom will be missed by his loving wife, Mary of Sturgeon Bay; three children, Sarah of Appleton, Nick and, his girlfriend, Sara, of Ann Arbor, MI and Erik of Madison; his mother, Margaret Paulson of Kaukauna; two brothers, Timothy (Tina) of Appleton, David (Diana) of Little Chute; and three sisters, Lindy (Brent) Berglund of Brillion, Jill (Rick) Roggenbauer of Sun Prairie, and Kristin (Sam) Nytes of Cascade, WI.


He was preceded in death by his father, Jerome Paulson.


Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 29 at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. A parish wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Huehns Funeral Home. Sharing of memories for family and friends will follow at 7:15 p.m. The wake service on Thursday and Mass on Friday will be broadcast live on the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page for those unable to attend. Those viewing on Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the funeral home Facebook page anytime prior to the services to receive immediate notifications of the live broadcasts.


Visitation will continue on Friday, April 30 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 811 W. Juniper Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 from 12:00 noon until 1:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at church at 2:00 p.m. with Fr. Ryan Krueger and Fr. Tom Pomeroy concelebrating.


Due to COVID-19 protocols, there will be capacity limits observed during visitation at funeral home and the Mass. There are large television screens throughout the funeral home for viewing the 7:00 p.m. service no matter what distance and room you may be in. Face masks will be required, temperatures will be taken, and hand sanitizer will be provided. Huehns Funeral Home has air sanitation throughout funeral home for your safety. However, the family still requests that if you may have been in contact with someone actively infected with COVID-19 that you refrain from celebrating with us in person.


Tom was blessed with many gifts in his life. One of his passions in retirement was giving back to the Lawrence University community that gave him so much. In lieu of flowers or gifts, we ask that donations be made to the Lawrence University Net Zero Björklunden project. It is an effort dreamt up by Tom to make part of the Lawrence campus a living laboratory on eco-friendly energy for students. Donations can be made here:


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

Kirk R. Olson

Kirk Richard Olson, 50, 1755 Claybanks Road, Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. He was born on May 26, 1970, in Sturgeon Bay, to Richard “Dick” and Judy (Spiegle) Olson.


Kirk graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1988, and attended NWTC Green Bay for auto body repair. Later he also attended Normandale Community College in Bloomington, MN for 2 years.


Kirk started working at a very young age, sweeping floors at Andropolis Restaurant. From there his jobs were many and varied. He was a hard worker and he made friends wherever he worked.


Kirk’s interests were also varied. He enjoyed fishing and hanging out with friends, hunting with his dad, cooking, baking, and gardening with his mom. He was always sharing his new food creations with his family. He was also great at fixing things and became the family handyman.


He was a talented jokester. His quick wit kept friends and family alike laughing for hours. His talents also included singing, and for a time he was in a local band. His signature song was “Pretty Woman.”


Kirk was a life-long member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. He believed in the gospel of Jesus Christ, his Lord and Savior, and wasn’t afraid to share his beliefs and faith with others. He was stubborn in his convictions and not afraid to share them.


Kirk loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He will be greatly missed.


Kirk is survived by a son, Isaac Haszel, Sturgeon Bay; his mother Judy Olson, Sturgeon Bay; sisters Kim Olson, Ephraim, WI; and Kendra (Kurt) Burkum, nieces Kaia, Khloe, Kira and Kleo Burkum, and nephew Kaleb Burkum all of Solon, IA; grandmother Jeanette Spiegle, Sturgeon Bay; aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his dad Richard “Dick” Olson, grandparents Lloyd and Marion Olson and Reuben Spiegle.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation prior to the funeral, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Sturgeon Bay with the Rev. Joel Sauer officiating. Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.


The family would like to thank the doctors and ICU staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Green Bay, WI, for their kindness and care of Kirk.


Memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in his name.


Dean G. Schumacher

Dean Gordon Schumacher, 66, of Sturgeon Bay, died unexpectedly on April 20, 2021, while doing what he loved, planting Christmas trees.  He was born July 21, 1954 in Sturgeon Bay to Gordon and June (Vandermeuse) Schumacher.  On Sept. 22, 1984, he married Judy Ebel at Corpus Christi Church.

Shortly after graduating from Sevastopol High School in 1972, Dean became co-owner and operator of the Scandia Supper Club in Sturgeon Bay for almost 25 years.  In 1996, he went to work for Bay Shipbuilding (now Fincantieri) in the carpenter-sheet metal shop, retiring as a supervisor and dockmaster in December of 2020.

Dean loved The Lord and was a lifetime and very active member of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving for many years on the church council.  He was also a very active member of the Valmy Thresheree and served on the Board of Directors for years. His greatest passion was his Christmas Tree business, The Schumacher Country View Christmas Tree Farm.  It was there that he spent countless hours, year-round, trimming, planting and caring for his variety of Christmas trees.  It brought him great joy to see the faces of his family, friends and customers as they found the perfect tree to take to their homes and enjoy for the season. He enjoyed meticulously maintaining his garden, lawn and asparagus patch and being outside as much as he could.  Most importantly, Dean loved spending time with grandchildren, attending as many of their sports and activities as he could and always being their biggest fan.

Survivors include his wife Judy; 3 children, Chris (Kristin) Schumacher, Appleton; Craig (Mara) Schumacher and Melanie Schumacher (significant other Justin Hilsabeck) all of Sturgeon Bay; 5 grandchildren:  Jacob, David, Faith, Tucker and Ryker; 1 sister Lynn Hacker, Sleepy Eye, MN; 1 brother Steve (Georgia) Schumacher, Sturgeon Bay; siblings-in-law: Yvonne (Tom) Sheley, Two Rivers; Greg (Sue) Ebel, Joann (Dan) Cihlar, Sandra Wiesner and Patt Ebel, all of Sturgeon Bay; Chris and Craig’s mother Mary Geitner Carmichael, Brussels; and many nieces and nephews.  

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Gordon Jr., parents-in-law Melvin and Geraldine Ebel, 3 brothers-in-law, Dan Hacker, Ed Ebel and Bill Wiesner; nephew Thomas Hacker.

A public visitation is scheduled at the Forbes Funeral Home on Friday, April 30, 2021, from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.  Devotions will be conducted at 7:00 pm that evening by the Rev. Benjamin Enstad.   A public funeral will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at St. John Lutheran Church in Valmy.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  There also will be visitation at the church on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran School or St. John Lutheran Church.


Marie (Lipsky) Gillis

 Marie (Lipsky) Gillis 91 passed away peacefully Wednesday April 21, 2021 with her family at her side.  She was born on November 22, 1929 in Kewaunee to the late Nicholas and Helen (Cesar) Lipsky.  She was the oldest of their ten children.  On August 31, 1949 Marie married Leon (Red) Gillis at Holy Rosary Church in Kewaunee. They spent 71 years of marriage together and raised two daughters Mary and Dawn.


She was a longtime member of St. Mary Parish in Luxemburg and the Christian Mothers Society.  She was employed for many years at grocery stores.  She worked as a young girl and for a while after being married for her grandfather Julius Lipsky at Lipsky’s Store in Kewaunee.  After her daughters were in school she worked at Fran’s IGA and Stodola’s IGA in Luxemburg for 25 years until retirement.  She enjoyed the friendship she had with Ted and Dick Stodola and with coworkers both young and old. 


Marie and Red did many things to enjoy life.  When their daughters were young they went camping and had a permanent campsite at Vale of Valhalla in Door County.  They liked to travel and went to Branson, Myrtle Beach, Arizona, Florida and other destinations. 


They enjoyed taking along friends, relatives, their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  For a long time they had a full sized custom van so that everyone could travel in comfort.  Years ago during the winter they played cards every week with Hank and Joane Kollross and Francis and Joan Sacotte.   She also enjoyed going to the casino with her brother Bob, sister Nancy and daughter Dawn.   After Red and Marie retired they spent a few months each winter including January 2020 to April 2020 in Texas with their daughter Dawn and her family.


She is survived by her husband Red and her daughters Mary (Mike) Patek Kewaunee and Dawn (Mike) Durham, Victoria TX.  Six grandchildren Amy (Joe) Vanden Avond, Debra (Matt) Van Goethem, Edward (Fran) Patek, Lindy (Anthony Reisinger) Burns, Danielle (Erik) Barraza, and Nicholas Burns. Ten great grandchildren, Jacob, Ryan and Kathryn Vanden Avond, Mitchell, Mason, and Madyson Van Goethem, Eddie Patek, Purusa Burns, Jameson Burns and River Barraza.


Other survivors include her brothers and sisters. Jim (Shirley) Lipsky, Helen “Tootsie” Reisner, Nancy (Bob) Bierke and Dale Lipsky.  She is further survived by her sister’s-in-law Phyllis Lipsky and Sharon Swagel and brother’s-in-law Darrell (Mary) Gillis and Ron (Alice) Gillis and many nieces and nephews and cousins and special friends Joan Sacotte, Joane Kollross, Anita and Ted Stodola and Coleen and Mike Lambert.   


She was preceded in death by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Ethel and John Gillis and siblings Patsy (Donald) Shillin, Robert (Phyllis) Lipsky, Nick Lipsky Jr., Donald Lipsky and Mike Lipsky and brother’s-in-law Wayne Reisner and Alvin Swagel and sister-in-law Evelyn Gillis.


Visitation will be at St. Mary Catholic Church in Luxemburg on Tuesday April 27, 2021 from 9:30 to 10:45 am.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am on Tuesday with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.


The family asks that you wear a face mask and use proper safety practices. The McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the family.


Marie was a person of strong faith.  She believed that family love was unconditional.  She prayed the Rosary daily and if she missed one day she would say two the next day.  Marie passed away on the 17th anniversary of her father-in-law’s John Gillis’ death.


The family would like to thank Father Daniel Schuster for his kindness and concern during the last few years.  The family is grateful to Lori and Stacy and the staff at Autumn Fields Assisted Living and Compassus Hospice for the excellent and compassionate care given to Marie.

Gary A. Bley

Gary A. Bley, 77, of Hwy. 57, Town of Jacksonport, died Monday morning, April 19, 2021 at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack.

     He was born October 31, 1943 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Wallace and LaVerne (Weitermann) Bley. Gary graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1961. On September 5, 1964 he married Patricia Henschel at St. John Ev. Lutheran Church in Valmy.

     He owned and operated his own dairy farm in the Town of Jacksonport. His farm was generational through his mom’s Weitermann family. Gary loved anything to do with farming and driving a tractor. As the milk cows were sold, Gary drove truck for Land O’ Lakes.

     Having been raised around horses, Gary raised Belgian draft horses, working with them in the woods and in the fields of the farm. When his horses needed to work at something other than farming or logging, Gary would give sleigh rides to the locals around Jacksonport to keep them active. Gary was a member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport.

     Survivors include his wife, Pat; five children, Heidi (Mike) Haberli, Shelly (Darin) DeFere, Connie (Kevin) Kesler, Missy (Gary) Dunks, Tim (Heather) Bley; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, Katie (Mike) White (their children, Bailey, Ethan, Brenna and Charlotte), Robert (Mallory) Haberli (their children, Chloe, Lacy, Brynlee), Tony (Becca) Haberli (their children, Eli and Nora), Mandy Haberli, Cara (Todd) Rassmusson (and their children, Chase, Cooper, Skylar), Barbara Jean Haberli (fiancé, Riley Bricco); Nicole DeFere (fiancé, Mike Haas), Travis DeFere, Zack (Erika) DeFere, Justin (Jena) DeFere (their child, Cora); Jordan and Dylan Kesler; Chyna Dunks; Emily, Hannah, Logan, Lily Bley; brother, Wayne (Paula) Bley; sisters-in-law, Virginia Utter, Helen Henschel and Judy (Don) DeJardin; and many nieces and nephews.

     Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, Eugene Bley; and brothers-in-law, Eugene Utter and Roger Henschel.

     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport with Rev. Peter Lindeman officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

     Friends may call at the church Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. 

     Huehns Funeral Home is assisting the Bley family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Gary may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

Roland J. De Cremer

Roland J. De Cremer, 92 of Dyckesville, passed away at a local hospital on Tuesday evening, April 13, 2021. 


He was born in the town of Red River, June 9, 1928, to the late George and Rose (DeBaker) De Cremer. 


On June 15, 1949, Roland married Irene J. Splingaire at St. Mary of the Snows Church in Fairland, currently named Namur. 


He served his country between 1952 and 1954 in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. 


Roland had a life passion for farming especially loving the outdoors.  His yard surrounded by his wife’s flowers, was often referred to as “their sanctuary”. 


Roland, while farming, also was employed with Algoma Hardwoods Co. for 27 years. Not letting grass grow beneath his feet at retirement, he worked at the Royal Scot Golf Course, he shuttled folks from the airport to their destination and held a custodian position at the Oneida Casino. Rollie was always very active his entire life, loved travelling, and most of all he enjoyed spending time with his grandsons. 


Survivors include his wife of 71 plus years, Irene; their children, Debbie (Denis) Boehm, Lyle (Lou Ann) De Cremer; two grandchildren, Ryan (fiancée Kate) Boehm, Jesse (Abby) Boehm; one great-grandchild, two sisters, Virgil Charles, Virginia Cochart; nieces and nephews.


Roland was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers in law, Clarence Charles and Melvin Cochart; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Elizabeth Splingaire; four brothers in law and two sisters in law.


Friends may call between 9:30 and 11:20 am on Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay. 


Funeral service 11:30 am on Wednesday with entombment to follow at the Mausoleum.


Covid-19 virus precautions will remain in place, social distancing, sanitizing and wear a face covering when in the building, please.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be addressed to Our Lady of Good Help Chapel in Champion.


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the De Cremer Family.


The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff of Aurora Hospital ICU in Green Bay.

Mary L. Schwarz

Mary Schwarz, 79 of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully April 15th, 2021 at her home.  She was born June 10, 1941 in Sheboygan to Charles and Margaret (Schnorr) Street.  On Oct. 1, 1960 she married Wayne Schwarz.  He preceded her in death on June 21, 2003.


Mary had a heart of gold and a fabulous sense of humor and she loved life and lived it with many passions. Mary loved her husband Wayne of 42 years. They loved Door County and spending time with their two sons Daniel and David.


Mary enjoyed cooking and baking for the family and continued that love for interesting recipes throughout her life. She enjoyed many fascinating travel adventures with her favorite sister Carole. Mary also had a soft spot for the furry friends and spent countless hours scratching the puppies and making them feel special.


Mary will be remembered by most as a truly talented artist enjoying spending time with her friends from various painting and quilting groups while making beautiful friendships and artwork.  She also had the most unique large collection of red and white mushrooms that she believed to be her good luck charms. But most of all Mary loved her grandchildren Hunter and Mia. She was and will forever be their protecting angel that loved them with all her heart.


She is survived by 2 sons, David (Yu) Schwarz, Sturgeon Bay, WI and Dan (Gretel) Schwarz, Gills Rock, WI; 2 grandchildren, Hunter and Mia; sister Carole Engels, Gills Rock, WI; brother Richard Street, Sheboygan, WI; nieces and nephews.


A public visitation is scheduled at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Thursday, April 22, 2021, from 5:00 – 6:00 pm.  A memorial service will follow at 6:00 pm.  A family and friends graveside farewell will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, April 23, at Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan.  Online condolences may be offered at

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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