Obituaries Archives for 2021-07

Lenora "Linda" Kathleen Scheer

Lenora Kathleen Scheer, "Linda" to all who knew and loved her, 75, of Fargo, ND, died suddenly early Monday morning, July 26, 2021 in Sturgeon Bay, WI with family at her side.

     She was a lifelong resident of Fargo, born February 22, 1946, the daughter of Peter Wilbur Lundquist and Frieda Emilia (Unterseher) Lundquist. Linda attended Fargo Central High School and graduated with the class of 1964. She was united in marriage to Harris Dale Scheer on March 20, 1965 at her home church, Elim Lutheran Church, in Fargo. Continuing in the footsteps of her father, Peter, who was a barber, Linda attended New York Hairdressing in 1965 and was a licensed cosmetologist until 1980. She also helped at "The Dutch Maid", the ice cream shop her mother owned, downtown Fargo.

     Linda was employed at NDSU Dining Services from 1968-1971. Her primary employment was with Ben Franklin Middle School in Fargo, where she was part of the food service staff. Linda retired (from Ben Franklin) several years ago, after over 20 years of working there.

     She and Harris were blessed with over 45 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on April 15, 2010.

     Linda remained a lifelong member of Elim Lutheran Church where she served on the church council (a former president), and on the funeral committee. She organized the annual Elim rummage sale for years. Linda attended her children's sporting and school events including Robert's cross country meets while he was in school and then attended other community long distance running events with (Robert) over the years. She will be remembered for being a friendly person who helped a lot of people. Linda loved her dog, Delta.

     She will be missed by her five sons: Dr. Kurtis (Holly) Scheer, M.D. of Sturgeon Bay, WI; Rev. Anton (Carol) Scheer of Mesa, AZ; Steven Scheer, Michael (Kara) Scheer, and Robert Scheer, all of Fargo, ND; nine grandchildren: Katherine (Robert) Desotelle, Eleanore, Amelia, and Elizabeth Scheer, Kirstin (Andrew) Maltese and Kari (Matthew) Stachowiak, and Soren, Sawyer, and Areya Scheer; great-grandson: Grayson Maltese; brother: John Lundquist of Lakewood, CO.

     Linda was preceded in death by her spouse; her parents; sister: Alberta (Harold) Curtis; siblings-in-law: Caroline (Joseph) Becvar, Phyllis (Harold) Kautz, Jean (John) Cooper, Edward (Linda) Scheer, and Kent Scheer; and other relatives.

     Her life will be honored with a memorial service held at 10:00 on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Elim Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND with Pastor Caroline Strand officiating. Luncheon to follow (the memorial service), at the Sons of Norway – Kringen Lodge #4-25, Fargo, ND.

     Linda will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Gardens beside her parents. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Friday from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Memorials may be given in (Lenora's) name for Elim Lutheran Church (321 9th Street N., Fargo, ND 58102).

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay, WI (920-743-5635) is assisting the Scheer family with initial care, and service arrangements have been entrusted with Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home in Fargo, ND (701-232-3222). Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Linda may be shared with her family through her tribute pages at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com or www.hansonrunsvold.com.

Mira Miyomoto

Mira Miyamoto, 60, of Sturgeon Bay, died unexpectedly July 26, 2021.   She was born January 15, 1961, in Kobe Japan and immigrated to the U.S. as a young teen with her mother Ami and stepfather Richard Lindemeyer. After living briefly in Hawaii, the family moved to Sturgeon Bay where Richard worked in the shipbuilding industry, and Mira graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School.

She worked in administration at Peterson Builders for a time, and for many years, worked in the translations department for Marquip in Phillips, Wis. and traveled extensively internationally with the job. Later in life, she also pursued a degree in culinary arts from Nicolet College in 2016.

In between, Mira lived an eclectic life, including working with a scuba diving charter in Mexico and Guatemala, starting a bison ranch in western Wisconsin, traveling to India, and becoming a personal chef in Door County.

In recent years, she was accepted into the Anishinaabe (Ojibwa) tribe as an honorary member and spent many years working and cooking at gatherings and learning the customs.

Mira was also a fierce advocate for animals, volunteering with several rescue organizations, and helping place animals with forever homes. While living in Rhinelander for a time, she volunteered a local shelter.

Mira’s free time was spent with her loving husband Dan. They were either sailing, traveling to Florida, sightseeing, playing with her dog, or just having fun together. They lovingly considered themselves “Partners in Crime”.  Mira was always smiling, laughing, or joking.

Mira is survived by her husband Daniel Thimm Jr., mother Ami Lindemeyer; her brother Eddy, her sister-in-law, and niece in Japan; and many friends who considered Mira to be a “sister or aunt” to them. She was a kind, caring friend who would bend over backwards to help others. And her cooking was legendary.

She is preceded in death by her stepfather Richard, and her beloved dog Oulan who died unexpectedly during the pandemic.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  The Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jennifer S. Dachelet-Verhulst

Jennifer Sue Dachelet-Verhulst, 47, of Cleveland, WI, passed away on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021, at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee after a long illness. She was born on March 16th, 1974, to Allan and the late Kathy (Pribyl) Dachelet in Algoma WI. Jennifer was married to her husband, Matthew Verhulst, December 18th, 2015.

She was a proud mother to her children, Sierra (Kewaunee) and Robert Henricks (Sheboygan); and above all else, she was the proudest grandmother to her two grandchildren, Ethan and Aubree. Jennifer enjoyed being able to spend time with her grandchildren, accompanying them to the zoo, being with friends, watching wrestling, and occasionally having a shot of Honey Jack Daniels. And, just like her grandpa Lloyd, she has an affection for gummies. Jennifer will be remembered for her sarcastic and inappropriate sense of humor, long conversations on the phone, that would leave you with tears in your eyes and a sore stomach from all the laughter. Jennifer made the best of any situation, and her family would say they envied her ability to enjoy the simple things in life.

Jennifer is survived by her husband, Matthew Verhulst; children, Sierra and Robert Henricks; grandchildren (Sierra’s children), Ethan and Aubree Lu Maye; father, Allan Dachelet and stepmother, Kelley Dachelet; sister’s, Brooklyn (Kyle Will) and Maggin Dachelet; stepsiblings; Molly (Jared Dechamps) and Casey (Christina) Lindsley; nephew, Landon Popp; maternal grandmother, Joan Pribyl; father- and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Patricia (Johnson) Verhulst; and brothers-in-law, Michael and Kenneth Verhulst; Jennifer is also loved and survived by many uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends.

She was preceded by her mom, Kathy Dachelet; maternal grandfather, Franklin Pribyl, and paternal grandparents, Lloyd Dachelet and Shirley (Merlin) Hill.

Visitation will be held from 3-6 pm on Thursday, August 5th, 2021 at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Algoma. Funeral service will be held at 6pm with Deacon Bob Miller officiating. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

Family would like to thank all of the medical staff and facilities who have helped care for Jennifer in the past year.

Anthony J. Nowak

Anthony “Tony” J. Nowak, 78 passed away peacefully at his home on 7/27/21, he was born on 4/1/43 in DePere Wisconsin. The son of Joseph and Mildred (Vanden Langenberg) Nowak.

Anthony’s life passion was to run a family dairy farm, Anthony and his wife Judith successfully ran their dairy farm for 32 years in the town of Rosiere. They recently celebrated 58 years of marriage.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Andrew J. Nowak; his brothers Daniel and Richard; brother-in-law’s Clayton Verheyen, Kenny Fonder, Milton, Jim, Mike, Tom, Ken, Bill, Richard and Wayne Phillips.

Surviving in addition to his wife Judith (Phillips) Nowak; his son Randy and Sharon Nowak of Casco, grandchildren Rachel and Ryan Sustman, great grandchildren Lakelyn, Lawsen and Knox, grandchildren Michelle Nowak, Nickolas Nowak and Rebecca Nowak (Dave Solchenberger); his daughter Sue (Nowak) and Al Deprez of Algoma, grandchildren Mindy and Jim Stevens, great grandchild Riley; grandchild Kyle Vincent and great grandchildren Angelynn and Silas; Grandchild Cody and Kelly Vincent and her son Michael and Morgan Routhieaux; grandchildren Brian Deprez (Nicole Anderson), Brian’s daughter Kayla; Amy Deprez;  his son Scott and Tina Nowak of Brussels, grandchildren, Nathan Nowak, Claudia and Don Huey; sister Deloris Verheyen; brother Ronald (Sherry) Nowak; sisters-in-law Mary Ann and Karen Nowak, Gloria Fonder, Shirley Phillips, Linda (Eric) Rentmeester, and one brother-in-law Gary (Lynn) Philips.

Private family services are being held. Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in memory of Anthony to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and/or CP of Green Bay

Special thanks to Davita Kidney Care, St. Vincent Hospital, Unity Hospice and for those that assisted with kind gestures to make his last days better.

Emily Podrug

     Emily Podrug was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 14, 1949.  She was born with Down Syndrome which meant that she was developmentally disabled.  Her birth parents placed her in Southern Colony in Union Grove, Wisconsin when she left the hospital as a baby.  Emily remained in Southern Colony until she was 25.

     In the fall of 1974, Emily joined seven other developmentally disabled adults at a group home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin which was managed by Darrick and Barbara Kolterjahn.  Emily and the others attended a workshop in Milwaukee.  In 1975, Darrick and Barb requested and were granted legal guardianship of Emily.  While living at the group home, Emily was baptized by Darrick through which she was given the gift of faith in Jesus.   

     In July of 1975, Darrick, Barb, and Emily went to Naper, Nebraska for Darrick’s first call to serve a church.  At St. Paul Lutheran Church, Emily attended church regularly and a young level Sunday school class.  In Naper, a retired teacher worked with Emily and taught her to print her name as well as many other things.

     In March of 1985, Darrick, Barb, Emily, and four other children moved to Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.  Emily again attended a sheltered workshop in Hollidaysburg.  At Our Savior Lutheran Church, Emily attended church with the family as well as a young level Sunday school class.

     In November of 1994, the family with a total of seven children and Emily moved to Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  Emily attended church with the family at St. Peter Lutheran Church.  Emily worked at Sunshine House for about 20 years and was employee of the year in 2000.

     Emily enjoyed listening to music, dancing, playing games, and eating.  She loved rocking babies, especially her brothers and sisters.  She rocked all seven of them.  They loved Emily; and as they grew, they loved to tease her.  To all of her family, Emily did not have a disability but was a special blessing from God.  She was usually a fun-loving girl.

     In 2015, Emily was hospitalized at Door County Medical Center.  She was not able to walk because of dementia.  Emily entered Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility on January 26, 2015.  Emily’s health continued to decline because of the complications of dementia.  Emily became a total care resident and did not speak or recognize anyone. Emily endured dementia for about the last six years of her life. 

     Emily Podrug was called to her eternal joy in heaven by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility on Friday, July 23, 2021, around 9:00 p.m.  The Lord freed Emily from the disabilities that constrained her with Down Syndrome for all of her life and dementia that plagued her life for about the last six years.  The Lord blessed her with a time of grace on this earth of 72 years, two months, and nine days.  She was a special gift from God for her legal guardian parents and her brothers and sisters.

     She leaves to mourn her departure:  her legal guardian parents, Darrick and Barb Kolterjahn of Green Bay, Wisconsin;  five brothers, Benjamin Kolterjahn and his wife Stacey of The Woodlands, Texas, Nathaniel Kolterjahn and his wife Sophie of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Jonah Kolterjahn and his wife Rachel of Dousman, Wisconsin, Aaron Kolterjahn and his wife Chelsea of Fredericksburg, Texas, and Isaac Kolterjahn and his wife Allie of Sturgeon Bay; two sisters, Katherine Szerkins and her husband Keith of Green Bay, and Mary Picone and her husband Joe of Lutz (Tampa), Florida; aunt Paula Hathaway and her husband John of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; and nine nieces, seven nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends. 

     Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 31, 2021, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, burial will be in Peace Lutheran Cemetery in Oshkosh.  Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  Memorials may be directed to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or the Sunshine House in her name.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.      

John D. Koehn

The Honorable John D. Koehn, retired circuit court judge for Door County, passed peacefully surrounded by family on July 21, 2021.  He was born on September 22, 1936, to Lester and Dorothy (Armstrong) Koehn in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.  He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1954, where he played trumpet in the band and starred on the basketball team.  

John attended Drake University in Iowa on a basketball scholarship.  In 1956, John entered the U.S. Army, and served in Panama where he played his trumpet in the band and played the morning bugle call, something he liked to perform over his brother’s bed in the morning when he returned home.  He played in dance bands while serving.  He served in the Army until 1958, after which he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

At Madison, he met Lois Grassel, his future wife, who had asked for directions to class which happened to be a class that John was also taking.  John and Lois married in Sturgeon Bay in 1959.  John graduated from college at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  He began work in the insurance industry.  While working full time and supporting a wife and two children, John attended night school at John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois.  He graduated from law school in 1967 and moved to the Green Bay area where he worked for a local law firm.  

In 1971, John and his family moved to Sturgeon Bay where he began working for the law firm Leasum, Kirkegaard, Pinkert, and Smith (now the Pinkert Law Firm).  In 1988, John was elected circuit court judge of Door County, a position he proudly served, presiding over everything from traffic matters to major criminal trials.   He retired from the bench in 2000.  John performed one more judicial act during his retirement – he performed the marriage ceremony for his daughter. 

John enjoyed retirement with his wife, Lois, who also retired in 2000.  They traveled extensively, including to Colorado and Arizona to visit their daughters and grandsons.  John relished spending time with and watching his grandsons in their sports.  

John was an avid golfer and played many rounds with his wife and many friends.  He enjoyed league play and golf outings, where he made many long-time friendships.  John and his wife made many golf trips to the southeast in the early years and played lots of golf in Arizona with their daughter and son in law.  John and his wife loved to travel and made many trips to visit their daughters and John’s siblings.  

John also loved music.  In the 1970s, he played in a Dixieland group on Saturday nights at Leathem Smith Lodge.  John played his trumpet many years with the Peninsula Symphonic Band and the Algoma Community Band.  He also played in pit bands for a few of the local high school musicals.  For many years, John played “Taps” for Memorial Day ceremonies.  John and Lois had a fantastic time traveling to Europe twice with the Algoma Community Band.  In retirement, John was able to play for several years with the Ahwatukee Foothills Community Band with his daughter while he was in Arizona. 

John is survived by his wife Lois, 2 daughters and their spouses, Edith (Kyle) Peter of Windsor, CO and Christina Koehn (Randy Rusch) of Phoenix, AZ; grandsons, Daniel, Colin, and Corey Peter all of Colorado.  John is also survived by siblings Charles Koehn of Sturgeon Bay, Marilyn (Greg) Warburton of Moorestown, NJ, Andrea (Robert) Bullard of Boston, MA, and Philip (Lauren) Koehn of Brookfield, WI; brother-in-law Gerald (Sally) Grassel of Sturgeon Bay; and many cousins, nephews, and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Jim and Bernadette Grassel, and Anne Grassel. 

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Donations in John’s memory may be made to AMVETS Post #51 (PO Box 183, Sturgeon Bay), the Peninsula Symphonic Band, the Algoma Community Band, and Door County Meals on Wheels.   Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Katherine M. Weber

Katherine M. Weber ("Kat"), 26, of Waukesha, WI, passed away on July 19th, 2021.

    

She was born June 29th, 1995, to Holly and David Weber of Sturgeon Bay.

    

Katherine graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 2013 and studied at Carroll University in Waukesha for 2 years. She lived in Arizona until moving to Milwaukee in 2018. Recently Katherine worked as an apprentice in a hair salon in Milwaukee.

    

She was a kind and compassionate person. Katherine loved the beach, water sports, traveling, reading, and fashion. She adored the several cats she owned over the years.

    

Katherine will be missed by her parents and her younger sister, Gracie Weber, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

    

Her life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27th at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 110 N. 5th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Father Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Katherine will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery.

     

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 26th at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with a parish wake service to be held at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church, Tuesday morning, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

    

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Katherine’s alma mater, St. John Bosco Catholic School, 730 West Maple St., Sturgeon Bay, 54235.

    

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

Charles A. Wolf

Charles A. Wolf, 69, Algoma, passed away Monday, July 19, 2021 after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.  He was born September 5, 1951 in Algoma to Harold and Ramona (Jerabek) Wolf. 

 Charles graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1970 and then from UW Eau Claire.       He worked at Bay Ship Builders and Hatco in Sturgeon Bay.

He is survived by his seven siblings Robert (Kuini) Wolf, Henderson, NV; Verna (Lawrence) Buob, Milwaukee; Raymond (Janet) Wolf, Algoma; Jeffrey Wolf, Sturgeon Bay; Wayne (Shirley) Wolf, Oconto; Richard Wolf, Albuquerque, NM; and Carol (Steven) Vanderhoof, Sturgeon Bay; uncle Milton (Regina) Jerabek, Crossville, TN.  He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles.

Charles wishes were not to have a public visitation or service.  His siblings will have a private memorial at a later date.

The family wants to give a special thank you to the Algoma Long Term Care staff for all the years of care and kindness that were given to Charles.

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

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

 

Patricia "Pat" F. Dalebroux

Patricia “Pat” F. Dalebroux, 92, of Thiry Daems, passed away Wednesday morning, July 14, 2021. 

 

She was born on June 25, 1929, to the late Joseph and Mary A. (Christoff) Baierl in Luxemburg, Wisconsin. 

 

After high school graduation, she worked at the Kewaunee County Court House with her brother, Roland, as Deputy Treasurer. 

 

Pat married Fred Dalebroux Jr. on September 30, 1950, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. 

Pat and Fred celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in Fall 2020, with their family.

 

  Pat was a prayerful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, always ready with a treat for each grandchild. 

 

She loved playing cards with her many friends.  Pat worked on the family farm alongside Fred for many years.

 

Pat leaves behind her husband Fred, along with their five children, Sharon (Larry) DeVillers, Dale (Terri) Dalebroux, Mary (Mark) Dhuey, Dan (Wendi) Dalebroux and Lynn (Joe) Caelwaerts; 19 grandchildren, Troy (Andrea) Dalebroux, Kim (Brad) Shefchik, Hope (Matt) Thibodeau, Grace Balza, Nancy (Jason) Kiehnau, Craig (Shannon) DeVillers, Cindy (Brian) Peot, Jenny (Joel) DeVriend, Missy (Mike) Agamaite, Courtney (Matthew) Staudinger, Candice (Seth) Ollila, Josh (Tomomi) Dhuey, Sam Dhuey, Leah (Andrew) Belter, Brandon (Danni) Dalebroux, Mandy (Travis) VanderKinter, Jared (Amanda) Dalebroux, Jake (Ali) Caelwaerts, Nick (Sarah) Caelwaerts; 34 great grandchildren with another arriving in August; one sister, Mary Ann Berger, two sisters-in-law, Judy Baierl and Verna Borley.

 

Pat was preceded in death by one son, Gary; her siblings, Joe (Madeline) Baierl, Roland (Ellen) Baierl, Clarence (Doris) Baierl, Arnold (Delores) Baierl, Earl Baierl and her infant sister, Florella; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John Berger, Cy (Carol) Dalebroux, Merle Borley.

 

Family and friends may gather 2:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at St. Joseph Church, Champion. 

Closing parish prayer service 6:00 pm with Cheryl Maricque leading. 

 

 

Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Monday, July 19, 2021, at St. Joseph Church, Champion.  Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.  Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

 

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Dalebroux Family.  www.mcmahonfh@centurytel.net.

 

In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Pat’s memory.

 

The family is grateful for the kind, compassionate and loving care that Mom received in her decline from her very extraordinary team of caregivers, granddaughter Kim Shefchik, Dr. Molly Kleiman and Unity Hospice (Leah and Crystal).  The children would like to thank their Dad for his dedicated, loving care of Mom, especially these past 15 months.

 

Thank you, MOM, for your love and care given to all of us!

Robert "Bob" C. Lautenbach

Robert “Bob” C. Lautenbach, 72, passed away on July 11, 2021, with his loving wife Sherry by his side after suffering from complications of a heart attack this April.

     Bob was born in Sturgeon Bay on November 5, 1948, to William and Ruth (Lisch) Lautenbach. In 1955, his family purchased a farm in Fish Creek, where he grew up with his siblings. He attended Gibraltar School, graduating in 1966.

     After high school, Bob had a brief encounter with culinary school, later switching to welding, plumbing, and farming. He worked many jobs to support his growing family, such as Bay Ship and ran the snow machine at Nor-Ski Ridge. Over the years, Bob became a jack of all trades, a necessity for taking over the family farm in his mid-20’s.

     In 1968, he married Anne Mickelson and together with their four children started planting more orchards, built a farm market, and restored the dairy barn into a winery. In 1987, he welcomed his fifth child with his second wife. In 2008, after many years of friendship with Sherry VanEnkenvoort, they began dating, and in January of 2020, they were wed in Las Vegas.

     Bob was a strong and passionate man, yet a simple farmer at heart. He had a fire in his belly, a million ideas in his head, and a great entrepreneurial spirit. He was a fun-loving character, with many stories, a great laugh, and a welcoming smile. He never hesitated to lend a hand to someone in need, or offer some business or life advice, no matter how busy he was. Bob loved being a father and was involved in community projects while his children were in school, even coaching little league several summers. He also loved being Uncle Bobby to his niece and nephew. During his younger years, he enjoyed playing softball and was always an avid sports fan, cheering on the Packers, Brewers and Daytona 500 drivers. Later in life he relaxed while fishing, golfing and picking for “goodies” at estate sales with Sherry. Bob was a wonderful grandfather; he took pride in watching them grow and cherished being called Grandpa Bob.

     Bob loved his family and the land he grew up on and was the visionary behind Lautenbach’s Orchard Country. Even though he became very successful over the years, Bob remained humble and appreciative of all those that helped him along the way. He took great pride in what his family had accomplished and enjoyed being a tour guide, especially with school groups and the media. Many friendships developed along the way, especially with those that worked with him, and everyone that enjoyed and supported his family business over the years. He was a very active member of the Wisconsin Cherry Growers Association, serving as President for many years. He was dedicated to promoting the cherry and wine industry every chance he could. In 2015, he was named Grape Grower of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year. Bob was a well-respected and enthusiastic leader of Ag-tourism in his community, across Door County and throughout the state.

     Bob is survived by his wife, Sherry; children, Melissa (Brian) Merkel, Chris (Amy) Lautenbach, Carrie (Jody) Viste, Erin Lautenbach, and Anika (Joe) Sullivan; grandchildren, Audrey, Nathan, Lauren, and Ashlyn; sister, Laurel Key (Cordell Smith); nephew, Coy; niece, Jessica (and children, Jace, Jayden and Jesslyn); stepson, Jon (Kristi) VanEnkenvoort; as well as many other close family and friends.

     Bob went on to be reunited with his parents; twin brother, William; brother, Alan; as well as many other family members and close friends.

     Visitation for family and friends will be Wednesday, July 28, 2021, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. A service of remembrance will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening at Huehns Funeral Home. Bob will be laid to rest at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Egg Harbor. A celebration of Bob’s life will take place later in the season.

     In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association or the American Kidney Fund. Memorials to the family will be used towards a future scholarship fund in Bob’s honor.

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

Erica Popovich

Erica Popovich, 92, of Sturgeon Bay passed away peacefully on July 17, 2021 at Door County Medical Center.  She was born November 11, 1928 in Kristin, Germany to Fritz and Mina (Weier) Henning. In 1950, she married Voimir “James” Popovich.  In 1951, they immigrated to America, settling in Chicago.  They became citizens of the United States in 1957. 

Erica and James taught themselves English as they adjusted to their new life in America.  She and her husband raised four children in Chicago while she worked as a dietician at a Chicago Hospital.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1986. After visiting Door County for years, she and her daughter moved to Sturgeon Bay.  

Erica was an amazing cook and baker.  She loved ballroom dancing and showing her grandchildren the great sites of Door County.  She and her husband always took great pride in maintaining their yards and gardens.  She was a very strong, kind, and loving person who cherished her family.  Erica will be deeply missed by her family who admired and treasured her very much.

Survivors include two sons, Alex (Jennifer) Popovich, Lena, WI; Gene Popovich, Margate, FL; a daughter, Renata Popovich, Sturgeon Bay; 8 grandchildren and 7 great- grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, step-mother Emma Henning and daughter Donna Beaudoin.

Funeral Services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 20,2021 at Forbes Funeral Home, the Rev. James Gomez officiating.  Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home until time of services.  Inurnment will be at Bayside Cemetery.

 

Dale N. Columb

Dale Norbert Columb, 80, of Gardner, passed away at home on July 14, 2021.  He was born Oct. 30, 1940, in Door County to Edward and Gladys (Paque) Columb.   On Feb. 4, 1967, he married Patricia Van Noie in De Pere, WI.

For over forty years, Dale worked in the insulating construction business.  He also had a dairy farm, and in later years did cash cropping and raised beef animals.  Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing, working his land and time spent at his trailer in Wausaukee.  He especially loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife; 3 sons:  Norbert (Mary) Columb and their son Zachary; Steve (Camille) Columb and their daughter Elyse; Dennis (Donna) Columb and their daughter Kaitlyn; sister, Cleda Jean Friex; brother-in-law, Ken Seigworth; sister-in-law, Margie Columb.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Darrel; sisters, Pat Seigworth and Bernadine Massart; in-laws, James Massart, Donald Friex, Father and Mother-in-law, John and Helen Van Noie.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels with Rev. Edward Looney officiating.  Entombment will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:00 am until the time of mass on Tuesday.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Edward W. Klein, Jr.

Edward W. Klein, Jr. 62 years, of Sturgeon Bay, died at his home Tuesday July 13, 2021.

     He was born June 18, 1959 in Chicago, IL the son of the late Edward and Clarible (Houts) Klein, Sr. Ed graduated from Morgan Park High School before attending Purdue University where he was in the first graduating class of the Computer Science Program.

    Ed was employed with Integrity Security Services as an international software designer. He relocated to Sturgeon Bay where Ed involved himself in community through volunteering at church and for his Henry S. Baird Masonic Lodge #174. He enjoyed traveling throughout the world, volunteering and helping others.

     Survivors include his three sisters, Nancy (Andy) Lewis of Alameda, CA, Kimberly (Gary) Pocic of Lemont, IL, Janet (Jerry) Schultz of Palos Park, IL; eight nieces and nephews, Virginia “Ginger” (Ryan) Dole, Maxwell Schultz, Kathryn Lewis, Jessica (Ryan) Dolan, Hailey (Michael) Burt, Graham (Sarah) Pocic, Carley (Brian) McAvoy, Ethan (Heather) Pocic.

     Memorial services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18, 2021 at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp, Sr. officiating. Friends may call at the church Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:10 p.m. at which time Masonic services will be held followed by the memorial service. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Loaves and Fishes of Door County, Inc. or Door County Community Foundation, Inc. in Ed’s memory.

     Huehns Funeral Home is assisting the Klein family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Edward may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

John "Jack" Paplham

John "Jack" Paplham, 86, Algoma, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Algoma.  He was born July 25, 1934 in the Town of Carlton  to Joseph and Eva (Dupont) Paplham. 

 

Jack attended the Kewaunee High School and he helped on the home farm until he entered the US Army and spent two years in Okinawa and then a couple of years in the reserves. 

 

After his honorable discharge he came back to the area where he worked for the Kewaunee County Highway Department for 34 years.  He retired at the age of 55.

 

He married Angela Dachelet on September 17, 1960. 

 

Jack enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, trapping and rummage sales.

 

He is survived by his wife Angela, two sons Scott (Chris) and Steve (Joan); four grandchildren Bryce, Tyler, Brandon (Alli Curtis) and Erica; one great grandchild Sadie.  Jack was preceded in death by his parents

 

 

Family and friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, from 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Father Alvan Amadi officiating.  Full military honors after the Mass.  Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, was entrusted with arrangements.

 

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

Rob Martin

Rob Martin, 58, of Forestville, passed away July 7, 2021.  He was born June 12, 1963, to George and Vernell Martin in Chicago, IL.  Rob graduated from Southern Door High School in 1981 and then attended the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

 

Rob worked for several brokerage firms in Chicago and then returned to Wisconsin to live on the “farm” where he enjoyed the freedoms of country living including fixing and driving fast MOPAR cars down many country roads. 

 

His passion was studying the stock market and giving investment advice.  He ran his own investment business, Customized Investment Advisory Services, LLC. 

He enjoyed movies, cooking and news shows.

 

Robin is survived by his brothers Kurt (Judy) Kratschmer and

Kenneth (Mary Jo) Kratschmer.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

In accordance with Rob’s wishes, no services will be held.  Forbes Funeral Home is handling arrangements. On-line condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Charlene "Char" E. Corcoran

     Char E. Corcoran, 74, of County Rd. DK, Sturgeon Bay died Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital where she had been admitted one week ago after suffering a devastating stroke at home.

     She was born June 10, 1947 in Brussels, the daughter of Louis and Emma (Mallien) Rankin. Char graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1965 and started working for Thorpe Financial on the West Side. On August 16, 1969, she married Charles “Charlie” M. Corcoran at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. She and Charlie own and operate Corcoran Marine south of Sturgeon Bay on Hwy. 42-57 for over 40 years.

     Char was a member of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Maplewood and the Christian Mothers. Char enjoyed reading, camping, boating, collecting odd yard art and naming them. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh but most importantly loved being a devoted wife and partner to Charlie, mom to Todd and Wendy and grandma to Colton and Connor. She was a strong, determined woman who was fun loving, energetic, eternally positive and willing to help others. Even though Char had a difficult battle with cancer these past four years, she never lost those afore mentioned traits through all the uncertainty and painful treatments.

     Her family includes her husband, Charlie, two children, Todd (Tonya) Corcoran of Green Bay, Wendy Corcoran of Sturgeon Bay; grandsons, Colton and Conner; mother, Emma Hayot; and sister, Charlotte Lenius of Sturgeon Bay.

     Preceding her in death were her father and step-father, Louis Rankin and Auguste Hayot; infant child, Kurt Charles Corcoran; brother-in-law, Dale Lenius; her in-laws, Lawrence and MaryAnn Corcoran.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Fr. Ryan Krueger, Fr. Anthony Birdsall and Deacon Mark Hibbs officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

     Friends may call from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 12, 2021, at Huehns Funeral Home and at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Tuesday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. There will be a parish wake service Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home.

     Memorials may be directed to DOOR CANcer, INC. in her memory.

     “We would like to thank the Green Bay oncology team for treating Char throughout her diagnosis, and the Wound Care team in Sturgeon Bay, Southern Door First Responders and EMS for their care given to Char, and in the last week of her life, the staff at St. Vincent Hospital, who did all they could to care for her and all of us, her family. Thank you all so very, very much, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”

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

Willard W. Magle

Willard Wayne Magle, 80, was called to his eternal home on July 6, 2021, with his family by his side.

Willie was born on March 27, 1941, to the late Albert and Libbie (Novak) Magle. He married the love of his life Leilani Bero, on November 4, 1961. Born and raised in Algoma, Willie and Lani built a life that most could only dream of. He served in the US Army and retired from Bay Ship. A carpenter by trade, he was the ultimate handyman, always building and fixing something, never one to just sit and rest.

Willie loved being at the cabin and spending time at the land. He was an avid outdoorsman. His love for the outdoors shines through in his kids and grandkids. Teaching them to hunt and fish brought him immense pride and joy, and gave them memories that will last a lifetime.

Willie is survived by his wife Lani; children, Joe (Denise) Magle, Debbie (Chuck) Swoboda, Shane (Stephanie) Magle, Nicole (Brian) Kratz, Joy (Jeff) Lee; son-in-law Guy Haasch; many grand and great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, six brothers, and his grandson Justin Magle.

Willie was always volunteering at and with many organizations, clubs, and church. He was always willing to lend a hand. Friends and family are invited to come together to celebrate Willie’s life at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home – Algoma, on Sunday, July 25, 2021, from 1 pm until 4 pm with a funeral service taking place at 4 pm with Rev. Gary Stangland officiating.

Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a donation in Willie's name to the organization of your choosing.

The family would like to thank the staff at Aurora, Aurora at Home Hospice Service, and the Algoma Rescue Squad. Willie lived his life to the fullest and he will be dearly missed.

Gail A. Allen

Gail A. Allen, 65 of Dyckesville, died unexpectedly on Monday evening, July 5, 2021. 

He was born on December 30, 1955, in Warren PA. to Arnold D. and Mary E. (Gnagey) Allen. On October 10, 1992, Gail married Diane R. Schroepfer in Antigo.  He was currently employed with Neenah Foundry as a sales representative.

He was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, and friend.  Gail triumphed over cancer and its wicked treatment, and he has triumphed again, this time by entering God’s glorious kingdom.

 

Gail’s life was filled with love and laughter.  At the very core of that love is his wife, Diane.  They were true partners, for better or worse, in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health.  Just days before his death, Gail thanked Diane for her steadfast strength and commitment to him, their families, and to their life together.  They made an incredible team.

 

Also at the core of Gail’s happiness were his children and his beautiful granddaughter, who he was able to spend significant time with earlier this year.  Gail was always surrounded by incredible friends and family and the devotion of his companion Bailey Rose.

 

Gail felt at home and at peace on the water.  He loved boats, especially the natural beauty of wooden ones, and would often spend time enveloped by the gentle rocking motion of open water.  While his earthly time has come to an end, Gail most certainly is now floating on heavenly waters, in a beautiful wooden boat under clear skies, gently rocking in God’s warm, loving embrace.

 

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Diane; his two children, Parker Allen, Milwaukee; Melissa (Jacob) Strohmaier, OR; one granddaughter, Bowie; his parents, Arnold and Mary Allen, DePere; one brother, James (Linda) Allen, FL; two sisters, Elizabeth (James) Deigan, MD; Barbara (Douglas) Merkel, CA; his father in law, Norbert (Janice) Schroepfer, Bryant; one brother in law, David (Jolynne) Schroepfer, Birnamwood; three sisters in law, Janet (Dean) Roth, Eland; Peggy (Michael) Quinn, Bryant; Julie (Robert) Sprague, Hatley; nieces and nephews.

 

Gail was preceded in death by his mother-in-law, Rosemary Schroepfer; his grandparents.

 

Friends may call 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, July 12, 2021, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville.  Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm.

 

Visitation will continue between 9:15 and 10:45 am on Tuesday, July 13, 2021, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. Funeral 11:00 am at the church on Tuesday. McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Allen Family.  www.mcmahonfh.com

 

A Memory Box will be available if you’d like to share a story, pictures, or a special message to the family. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the CP Center in Green Bay, where Gail and Diane met thirty years ago, answering donation phone calls.

LeVerle A. Koenig

LeVerle A. Koenig, 84, Algoma, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at Aurora BayCare Medical Center.  She was born November 12, 1936 in Algoma to Harvey Sr. and Mary (Romdenne) Zimmerman.

LeVerle married Paul Koenig September 8, 1956 in Algoma.  The couple owned and operated Koenig's Tavern in Kodan for many years. She was the Town of Ahnapee Clerk for 50 years.  She enjoyed her time with family get togethers, campfires, watching birds and breakfast with the cousins. 

LeVerle is survived by her three children Paula (Dan) Presslein, Paul (Lisa) Koenig and Denise Koenig; four grandchildren Matt, David (Rachel), Jeff and Danielle (Andrew); great grandchildren Elliott, Brayden and one more coming in August; one sister-in-law Ethel Zimmerman.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul, daughter Stephanie, siblings Harvey Zimmerman Jr., Jerome Zimmerman, Herbert (Donna) Zimmerman, Myra (Norman) Michaletz, Germaine (Donald) Entringer, Jimmy Zimmerman and sister-in-law Joyce (Richard) Klaubauf.

Family and friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, Thursday, July 15, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM with gathering continuing, Friday, July 16, 2021 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma, from 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Father Alvan Amadi officiating.   Burial in the church cemetery.

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

Elizabeth (Weitermann) Schneider

Elizabeth (Weitermann) Schneider, 96, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home early Tuesday morning, July 6, 2021.

     She was born June 11, 1925, to John “Jack” Carl and Marvel Elizabeth (Garland) Weitermann in Sturgeon Bay. Beth graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1943. On May 29, 1947, she married Kenneth Rudolph Schneider at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Kenneth preceded her in death on May 29, 2011.

     Beth initially worked at the Ration Board Office in the gasoline section after graduating from high school. Eventually, she went to work for Draeb Jewelers.

     For many years, she was a member of the Door County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, active with their House and Garden Walk. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, active with the Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of the Americas (Court Pere Marquette #1058).

     Beth's love of golf, bowling, and swimming slowly became enjoyment of sewing, needlework, playing cards, and traveling. She regularly attended the annual reunion of the Women's Half Century Club as a member of the Class of 1943.

     Beth loved her family, roses, Christmas, the poem "Snowbound", soap operas, Victoria Holt novels, cross-word puzzles, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Green Bay Packers, playing the piano, toasting marshmallows, and collecting demitasse spoons from places she traveled. Her family and friends will miss her presence on her front porch.

     She is survived by her son, Steven (Deborah) Schneider, Gulfport, Miss.; daughter, Suzanne (Charles) Maddox, Las Cruces, N.M.; five grandchildren, Paul (Pam) Nault, Timothy Nault, Matthew (Denise) Nault, Timothy (Laurie) Maddox and Sarah Maddox; and six great- grandchildren, Logan, Jerrid, Jaden, Eva Claire, Haynes, and Briggs Nault, and SyAnn Hughes. Also surviving is her sister, Lou Meyer, Omaha, Neb.  Beth was preceded in death by her brothers John and Robert Weitermann.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 12, 2021, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. Entombment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum. The Rosary will be led by the Catholic Daughters at church on Monday at 9:30 a.m., with visitation to follow from 9:50 a.m. until 10:50 a.m.

     Memorials may be given in Beth’s name for St. Joseph Catholic Parish or the Door County Medical Center Auxiliary.

     Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Schneider family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Elizabeth may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Dean Michael Hinske

Dean Michael Hinske, 71, passed away peacefully July 4, 2021, after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

     Dean was born in Neenah to George and Beverly Hinske and graduated from Menasha High School. After graduation, he moved to New Orleans where he lived for seven years. During a visit home, he met his soulmate of 44 years, Kathie. Together they raised four amazing children, Dana (Jermaine) Smith [Laila, Devin, Emma and Kalum], Sarah (Brent) Wentlandt [Sophia and Pippa], Aaron Hinske [Kyan, Cameron and Allison] and Laura Hinske.

     In 1982, they purchased Winchester Hill Golf Course and operated it for 30 years. This is where they made the greatest memories and had so many wonderful friends that became family. After selling the course, they moved to Sister Bay, which was always their happy place. Dean was the best father, husband, and provider. He was always the life of the party with his quick wit, one-liners, and contagious laugh.

     Dean is survived by his wife Kathie, kids, and grandchildren. Also, his brother, Mark (Connie) Hinske; many nieces and nephews; Uncle Mike Meton; and close friends, Brian Blazer, Kirk Overby, Dave “Arnie” Johnson. Special thanks to Cori Shanahan and Bev Bleitz for always being there.

     He was preceded in death by his father, George; and brother, Gary; and mother, Beverly.

     A heartfelt “Thank You” to the Sister Bay EMTs, all the staff and caregivers in the 400 Wing of Rennes Health in De Pere for the wonderful care given to Dean the past month, as well as, the lovely ladies of Unity Hospice. It is our hope that one day soon Parkinson’s will be eradicated entirely.

     Per Dean’s request, there will be no service or memorial. Give him a toast and share your memories.

     “Oh Deaner- May your drives be long & straight. Your putts be birdies and your Corona’s be bottomless!  Love you forever, Kath”

     Casperson Funeral Home & Cremations Services in Sister Bay is assisting the Hinske family. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Dean may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

Mary Kathleen Broerman

Mary Kathleen Broerman, age 73, Algoma, WI, passed away Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, surrounded by her family many years after two courageous battles with cancer.  She was born September 25, 1947 in St. Louis, MO to Winton and Margaret (Schuk) Meyer. 

Mary attended college in Missouri obtaining her bachelors degrees in Education and Nursing Studies.  She married her beloved husband Richard “Dick” Broerman on June 1, 1974 in St. Louis, MO.  She went on to achieve her master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Illinois in 1980.  She worked in Healthcare for over 30 years, dedicated to helping others.

After she retired she found her calling in volunteerism.  She worked as a parish nurse, assisted local animal shelters and provided support to children and families in need. 

Mary K. faced her cancers with a strong and courageous face and she never let any of her health struggles hold her back.  She consistently put others before herself and was a model of decency and selflessness. Mary enjoyed camping and traveling with her husband Dick throughout their marriage; wintering as snow-birds along the gulf coast and Florida most recently.  She cherished the time spent with her children; whether it was shopping with her daughters or following her son's fishing reports from the Algoma harbor or just spending time with her grandchildren. 

Mary is survived by her husband of 47 years, Richard; three children Byron Broerman, Cindy (Mike) Carter and Richelle (Ross) Kapp; five grandchildren Ray, Hunter and Nate Broerman, Fredrick and Richard Kapp; sisters Barb (Ken) Hedicke, Lynn Meyer; sister-in-law Pat (Don) Meyer, several nieces and nephews and her furbabies Blossom and Charlie.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Winton and Margaret Meyer, and father and mother-in-law Henry and Alfrieda Broerman.

Mary K. was an absolute delight to be around; the most thoughtful and genuine person you would ever know and she will be sadly missed by everyone who's experienced her kindness.  Family and friends may gather for visitation at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma from 5 - 7 PM on Thursday, July 8, 2021 and continuing on Friday, July 9tht from 9 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane, Green Bay, WI,  with Father Mark Vander Steeg officiating.  Burial will take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Algoma, WI following.

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

 

Doris J. Burns

Doris J. Burns, 80, Algoma, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2021 at her home.  She was born July 9, 1940 in L'Anse, MI., to Harold and Vivian (Farley) Snellenberger.

 

Doris married Samuel Brown in Manistique, MI in 1956 and together they had four children Dave (Linda) Brown, Ellen (Terry) Moore, James (deceased), and Sue (Dave) Nuhlicek.  Her son, James preceded her in death in 1978 and Samuel in 1979.

 

Doris then married John (Jack) Burns in Branson, MO in 1990.  She is survived by her stepchildren Jack (Carleen) Burns and Debbie (Monty) Reed.  They moved to Neenah, WI for a few years, then moved to Florida where they lived for 23 years, before John (Jack) preceded her in death in 2012.  Doris enjoyed her family and friends in Webster, FL. until moving back to WI in 2020.

 

She is further survived by brother Al (Sue) Snellenberger and sister Marsha (Kevin) Wendt; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Doris was never a good speller, but she was an excellent cook.  She loved baking for numerous family events and always brought awesome desserts.  She enjoyed card playing (taking people's money), visiting the casino, and reading.

 

Doris worked in the food industry until the 80's.

 

Family and friends are invited to a memorial gathering on Saturday, July 17, 2021, from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM at SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma.

 

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

Donald H. Kickbusch

Donald H. Kickbusch, age 90 of Kewaunee died on Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Bellin Memorial Hospital from a systemic infection surrounded by his family.  He was born on May 28. 1931 in Kewaunee to the late Clarence and Gertrude (Tegen) Kickbusch.

Don graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1949 and then attended N.W.T.C.  He served in the U. S. Navy, a veteran of the Korean Conflict.  He married Lori Paul Pribek on April 11, 1987.

He was a very active member of Holy Rosary Parish, serving as a Trustee and working on buildings and grounds for many years as well as a fundraiser for many projects, he was a past president of Kewaunee Lions Club, where he received the Melvin Jones Fellow award, served on the board of directors of Kewaunee Saving and Loan, which merged into Colonial Savings and Loan and Security Bank, served on the Kewaunee City Council, chairman of the Public Works Committee, served on the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors.  

Don was employed by the City of Kewaunee Street Department for thirty-five years, twenty-eight as Street Superintendent.  He also operated Kickbusch Reality from 1974 to 1994, then sold to Harbour View reality where he was employed as a salesman.  He also built many fine homes in the Kewaunee area.  

Survivors include his wife: Lori; three daughters sons-in-law: Linda and Lane Hurley, Denmark; Sally and Noel Deda, New Franken; Shari and Jim Smidel, Kewaunee; two step-daughters and sons-in-law: Rhonda and Chris Coisman, Luxemburg, Mindy and Mitch Cole, Abrams; thirteen grandchildren: Jamie and Jake Hurley; Alishia (Brian) Parma, Devon (Janna) Deda; Casey and Natalie Deda; Olivia and Sophia Smidel; Nathan, Matthew and Jacob Coisman, Eden and Mason Cole; six great-grandchildren; a brother: Willard Kickbusch, Kewaunee numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by granddaughter, Danielle Deda, step Son Robby Pribek, a sister-in-law, Jean Kickbusch.

Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. Monday, July 5 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee.  A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. by Dcn. Chuck Agnew.  Visitation continues at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Church at 11:00 a.m. by Fr. James Dillenberg which will be live-streamed at www.holyrosarykewaunee.com.  Go to “parish” and click on “watch this week's Mass”.  Burial with full Military Rites will be in Holy Rosary Cemetery.

Go to www.buchananfh.com to send condolences or to sign the online guest book.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for the church and several civic projects which were close to Don’s heart.

The family would like to thank the staff of Kewaunee Care Center and Bellin Hospital for the wonderful care that they gave Donnie.

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