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Obituaries Archives for 2021-12

Carl Arthur Herlache

 Carl Arthur Herlache, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord, Monday evening, December 27, 2021 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.

     He was born February 3, 1935 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Carl Lionel Herlache and Edna T. (Stoeger) Herlache. Carl grew up attending St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay and eventually Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church. Anticipating he would serve his country in the military, Carl enlisted in the United States Naval Reserves during his junior year at Sturgeon Bay High School in 1952. He graduated from SBHS in 1954 and remained with the Naval Reserves until entering into active duty with the Navy on June 19, 1957. Carl was stationed on the USS Vogelgesang (DD 813). He was honorably discharged from the Navy on June 13, 1959 and remained on Reserve status until March 31, 1961.

     Upon his discharge, Carl returned home to Sturgeon Bay. He met Mary Sylvia Neinas at (the former) Coyer’s (tavern) in Idlewild in August of 1959. They were engaged in December that year and then united in marriage on April 30, 1960 at Mary’s home church of St. Peter’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay where remained Carl remained a member throughout his life.

     He initially worked for Amity Leather Co. in Sturgeon Bay eleven years where Mary also worked. Mary was a sewer, and Carl was a cutter. He then went to work for Milwaukee Shoe downtown Sturgeon Bay for two years. Carl was patrol officer for the Sturgeon Bay Police Department for a few years. He attended Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College in Sturgeon Bay to study blueprint reading and pipefitting prior to going to work for Palmer Johnson Yachts as a pipefitter for thirty-four years. When Carl “retired”, he spent time patrolling Maxwelton Braes Golf Course in Baileys Harbor as a (course) ranger and playing golf when he could.

     As a veteran, Carl was a member of the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51 in Sturgeon Bay. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing on the water (anywhere) and deer hunting with ten other friends who would make the annual trip up north to the hunting shack in Cedar in Iron County. Carl also liked to go camping in South Dakota. He bowled in league at Cherry Lanes and then Apple Valley Lanes, both in Sturgeon Bay. Carl loved his schnauzer, “Penny”, which was also the name of his first daughter, and so Penny (the dog) became known as “Penny Girl”, just to make it clear which Penny he was conversing with.

     Carl will be missed by his wife, Mary, with whom he was blessed with over 61 years of marriage; two daughters, Penny (Maynard) Gunnlaugsson and LuAnn Poh, both of Sturgeon Bay; ten grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings-in-law, Darell Gill of Lyndon Station, Clarice Ripp, Donald (Elaine) Neinas, both of Sturgeon Bay, and Elton Neinas of Haines City, FL; other relatives; longtime friend, John Park; and other good friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kevin (2018); great-granddaughter; former son-in-law, Torry Lautenbach; sister, Sharon Gill; siblings-in-law, Lorene (John) Moore, Marilyn (Norman) Voeks, Elmer Neinas, Audrey Neinas, and (infant) Gladys Neinas.

     A funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, January 3, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Joel Sauer, of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, officiating. Military honors by the United States Navy and the AMVETS Weber-Tess Post 51 will follow at the funeral home. Carl will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery in the Town of Sevastopol.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:15 p.m.

     Memorials may be given in Carl’s name for the Wisconsin Humane Society-Door County Campus (3475 Park Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235).

     “Our family would like to express our thanks to the staffs of Door County Medical Center and Bellin Hospital for the kind and compassionate care you gave to Carl.”

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


Pauline G. McFarlin

Pauline Gertrude McFarlin 91, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on December 27, 2021, at Unity Hospice in DePere.  She was born on May 20, 1930, on Washington Island to Bjorn and Clara (Hanson) Gunnlaugsson.  On May 9, 1950, she married Rubin R. McFarlin on Washington Island, he preceded her in death on August 3, 2006.  Pauline loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She also loved playing any kind of card game.

Survivors include four children, James (Mary) McFarlin, Sturgeon Bay; Michael (Jennifer) McFarlin, AZ; Patti (Charles) Balestrieri, Sturgeon Bay; and Robert McFarlin, Sturgeon Bay; eleven grandchildren, Beth, Shari, Clint, Danielle, Hope, Amy, Anna, Mario, Kendall, Callen, and Cheyanne; twenty great-grandchildren; two brothers, Nathan (Karen) Gunnlaugsson, Sheboygan; Orin Gunnlaugsson, Sturgeon Bay; two sisters, Angeline Gauger, Sturgeon Bay; Rosalie Gunnlaugsson, Arizona; and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded by her parents; husband; eleven brothers and sisters; and nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will be a Bayside Cemetery.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at

A special thank you to Unity Hospice for their wonderful care and support.


Paula K. (Mathu) Sinkula

Paula K. (Mathu) Sinkula, 66, Luxemburg, passed away on Monday, December 27, 2021, peacefully surrounded by her family after a 3 ½ year battle with endometrial cancer.


She was born September 5, 1955, to the late Joseph C. and Beatrice M. (Conard) Mathu.

On July 31, 1976, she married Paul Sinkula at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Sugarbush. Together they raised three children and enjoyed 45 years of marriage.


Paula enjoyed a career in the Title Insurance business for 37 years before her retirement in January of 2016. Paula was an active member of St. Mary Parish and Christian Mother Society of St. Mary Parish in Luxemburg. She enjoyed traveling with friends, watching sporting events, trips to the casino and, most importantly, spending time with her family.   


She will be deeply missed by her husband, Paul and their three children, Emilie (Ira) Levinson and their child William, Minneapolis; Laura (Scott) Walczyk and their children Karsyn, Nolan and Maisyn, Luxemburg; Jacob Sinkula, Milwaukee; sisters, brothers and spouses, Myra Tlachac, Carl (Judy) Mathu, Genial (Ellen) Mathu, Linda (Dave) Jadin; Bernadine Mathu; sisters in law and brothers in law, Robert (Sharon) Sinkula, Carol Sinkula, Dale (Debra) Sinkula, Steven (Julie) Sinkula, and many nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Sylvester and Dorothy (Kaiser) Sinkula; brother Gerald Mathu; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elaine and Larry Wery, Marianne and Harley Greatens, James Tlachac.


Friends may call 3:30 to 6:30 pm on Wednesday, December 29, 2021, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.  Parish prayer service 6:30 pm on Wednesday with Deacon Bob Miller.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am at St. Mary Church on Thursday, December 30, 2021.  Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.


McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Sinkula Family.


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


The Family would also like to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff and doctors at Aurora Vince Lombardi Cancer Center and Unity Hospice. Most importantly we would like to thank Linda and her family for all of their love and support.


Paula’s children would like to express their immense gratitude to Dad for the love and care he provided to Mom.

Lorraine M. Selvick

Lorraine Marietta Selvick 93, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on December 25, 2021, at Door County Medical Center.  She was born on January 15, 1928, in Chicago, IL to Otto and Anna (Larson) Nelson.  On June 26, 1948, she married Bernard M. Selvick in Chicago; he preceded her in death on October 22, 2013.


Lorraine was known as an extraordinary seamstress who could overcome any challenge and produce a perfect product.  She sewed for Palmer Johnson Yachts, Al Johnson’s Restaurant and numerous other homes and businesses.  Lorraine had many, many interests including golfing, Norwegian heritage and culture, and dancing.  She lived a life driven by her faith in Jesus Christ.


Survivors include two daughters, Cindy (Paul) Freitag, Arizona; Nancy (Dave) Bontempo, Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren, Heidi (Brian) Dye, Chicago, IL; Kate (Dan) Glesner, Green Bay; Andrew (Leigha) Freitag, Arizona; four great grandchildren, Gabriel, Silas, Ruby and Hudson.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and numerous cousins of the Larson family.


Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 30, 2021, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with Nancy Bontempo officiating.  A private burial will be in Hainesville Cemetery at a later date.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Thursday.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Norman Frando

Norman Frando, 95, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on December 24, 2021, at the Pete & Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing Facility in Sturgeon Bay.  He was born on June 30, 1926, in Door County to Michael and Katherine (Bink) Frando.  On November 5, 1955, he married Elizabeth Vanden Bogart in Sturgeon Bay.  She preceded him in death on March 11, 2013.

Norman served his country in the U.S. Army.  He farmed in Nasewaupee and worked as a shipfitter at Bay Ship Building.  Norman was a modest, hard-working man.

Survivors include one son, Ronald (Mary) Frando, Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren, Shannon (Bobby) Henderson, Amy Frando, and Brian Frando; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one brother, Jerome (Loretta) Frando; two sisters, Katherine (Merle) Atkinson, and Leona (Paul) Riederer.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 31, 2021, at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood with Rev. Anthony Birdsall officiating.  Burial with military honors will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Forbes Funeral Home and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday.  A prayer service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be offered at


Rev. Charles Gilbert Komschlies, Col. (Ret.), USA

Rev. Charles Gilbert Komschlies, Col. (Ret.), USA, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord, Friday evening, December 17, 2021 at Cardinal Ridge CBRF.

     He was born February 17, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Gilbert "Gil" Charles Komschlies and Ruth Rachel (Rogers) Komschlies. Charles attended Nathan Hale High School in West Allis and graduated with the class of 1949. With his heart set on becoming a pastor, he earned his bachelor's degree with a triple major in Bible, classical languages (Latin and Greek), and English (speech) with a minor in history from Luther College in Decorah, IA in 1953. He then immediately entered Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, MN until earning his Bachelors of Theology in 1957 (converted retroactively to Masters of Divinity in 1995). While there, he enlisted with the United States Army Reserves on April 11, 1955 to eventually serve as a chaplain. Shortly thereafter, Charles was united in marriage to Ada "Corrine" Loboda on June 18, 1955. Charles continued his educational endeavors through graduate coursework at Luther Theological Seminary between 1958 and 1965 for New Testament theology;  Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD from 1962 to 1964 to study elementary education; and finally at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN from 1972 to 1977 to finish his master’s degree and nearly complete his doctorate degree. Charles served as pastor of the congregations at Immanuel Lutheran and Arndal Lutheran, both in Grove City, MN, and Bethlehem Lutheran in Hills, MN. He then accepted a position with Augsburg Publishing House in December of 1967 before returning to ministry in 1972 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Eden Prairie, MN. Once he was able to decrease his duties at Immanuel, Charles was able to become an administrator for Hennepin Technical Centers/College (initially located in Eden Prairie, MN). Here he developed and supported many secondary, post-secondary and adult educational programs for the community. Charles remained with the United States Army Reserves until entering into active duty with the Army on September 29, 1986. He retired from active duty with the United States Army on September 27, 1991 after being awarded the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the National Defense Service Medal. Charles then returned briefly to his administrative role at Hennepin Technical Centers/College until full retirement. 

     Earlier in life, he was active in Boy Scouts and was awarded the top achievement of Eagle Scout. While living in Eden Prairie, Charles served as the school board chairman and director for Eden Prairie School District for eight years, was appointed to Minnesota Governor Al Quie's Committee on Family and even co-authored a math book entitled "Technical Vocational Mathematics". He always welcomed new challenges, new adventures and appreciated lifelong learning. 

     Over their many years of marriage, Charles and Corrine were blessed with four children, ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Corrine passed away March 14, 2001. 

     Charles met Stefanie Jane Sycks through their work at Hennepin Technical Centers/College. They were married on September 26, 1996 at Great Lakes Naval Station, IL.  Charles and Stefanie relocated to Door County, WI, and made their home in Brussels, WI. They resided there until Charles moved into Cardinal Ridge CBRF in Sturgeon Bay, WI. He was a member of Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay. 

     Charles will be missed by his wife, Stefanie; his children, Kristin McConville of Westminster, MD, Brian (Sharon Druck) Komschlies of Etters, PA, Craig (Andrea) Komschlies of Minnetonka, MN, and Joel Komschlies of Olympia, WA; grandchildren, Yvonne (Dan) Shealy, Christopher (Rena) McConville, Jeffrey (Kelly) McConville, Trevor (Michaela) McConville, Kyley Komschlies, Keisha Komschlies, Kamila Komschlies, Jonathan Komschlies, Evan Komschlies, and Keaton Komschlies; Stefanie's children, Michael (Jennifer) Don of Naperville, IL, and Alan (Nancy) Himley of Ramsey, MN; grandchildren, Noah Don, Keaton Don, Nick Himley, and Lexi Himley; sister, Kay Nelson of Canton, GA; siblings-in-law, Tom (Sue) Sycks of Rochester, MN, and Melanie (Russ) Lamppa of New Hope, MN; and other relatives. 

     He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Corrine; son-in-law and daughter-in-law, Tom McConville and Cristi Heitschmidt; siblings-in-law, Hubert Ponzi, Mary "Florence" Ponzi, and James Nelson; and other relatives. 

     A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Bay View Lutheran Church, 340 W. Maple St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Pastor Jeff Greathouse officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Those attending the visitation and/or memorial service will be required to wear a face mask. 

     Charles will be laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery in Backus, MN with military honors. 

     Memorials in lieu of flowers may be given as a tribute gift in his name through the Boy Scouts of America ( or to your local scout troop.  

     “Our family would like to express our thanks to the staff of Cardinal Ridge and Compassus Hospice for the kind and compassionate care given to our father.” 

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

James L. Kerscher

James L. Kerscher, Sr., 86 years, of Valmy, died suddenly, December 23, 2021 at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack following a lengthy illness. 

     He was born August 4, 1935, in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late Lawrence and Loretta (Zettel) Kerscher. Jim graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1954.  He served his country in the U.S. Army. On May 17, 1958, he married Carol Ann Stoeger at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute. Carrying on the family tradition of grocer, he and his father owned and operated Kerschers’ Foodland where his butchering and smoking skills were 2nd to none. Skills that were learned from his parents at their grocery store business on Jefferson Street in Sturgeon Bay.

     Jim was a member of SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, and Holy Name Society. He enjoyed playing golf with Carol at Cherry Hills and worked there cutting lawn for years in his retirement. At work and at home, Jim was always smiling, singing and whistling. He loved woodworking, spending time at the cottage, and fishing; everything revolved around being with his family and friends.   

     Surviving family include his wife, Carol; four sons, Ron (Paula) of Plymouth, Jim (MaryChris) of Appleton, Terry (Tina) of Suamico, and Tom (Lynley) of Temecula, CA; ten grandchildren, Emily (Paul) Meyer, Christopher (fiancé, Michelle) Kerscher, Megan (Justin) Walsh, Taylor (Kyleigh) Kerscher, Nicholas (fiancé, Ashton) Kerscher, Daniel Kerscher, Aliece Kerscher, Brooke Kerscher, and twins, Griffin and Abbey Kerscher; three great-grandchildren, Finnley, Braxton, Geneva; and two siblings, Pat Gordon and Larry (Cindy) Kerscher.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 30, 2021 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Bob Stegmann officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. 

     Friends may call from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evening at Huehns Funeral Home and at the church Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. A parish wake will be prayed at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday at Huehns Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial funds have been established in memory of Jim at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Sunshine House in Sturgeon Bay.

     Jim’s family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Richard Hogan at Door County Medical Center.

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


Bonnie Lou Luedtke

     Bonnie Lou Luedtke, 84, of Kewaunee, passed away Thursday, December 24, 2021 while residing at Paradise Estates in Kewaunee with her family at her side.

     She was born September 14, 1937, in Casco the daughter of the late Walter and Leah (Jackobsky) Ullman.  Bonnie graduated from Casco High School in 1955.    On September 28, 1955, she married Leonard Royal Luedtke in Casco.  He preceded her in death August 3, 2010.   Together they dairy farmed with Leonard’s parents, Royal and Marie Luedtke.  She worked at Algoma Hospital in earlier years. Bonnie later worked for Swoboda Clock Company and was known for her clock repair abilities, traveling throughout the area diagnosing and repairing the time pieces.  

     Family was very important to her, especially being outdoors and camping with family and friends.  Bonnie looked forward to traveling to Branson with Leonard and their trips out east, west and down south.  She was known for enjoying a cool one with family and friends. 

     Surviving family includes her four children and their families, Cindy (Robert) Tenor of Sturgeon Bay, Patty (Peter) Dufek of Algoma, Tim (Connie) Luedtke of Kewaunee, Billy (Sondra) Luedtke of Kewaunee; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gale (Rita) Ullman of Casco, Randy Ullman of Casco; three sisters, Vi Smithwick of DePere, Carol (Aaron) Naze of Green Bay, Darlene Stoller of Algoma; brother-in-law, Emil Ripley of Pulaski; the Luedtke in-laws, Germain Chase of Norman, Gary (Carol) Luedtke of Algoma, Larry (Ann) Luedtke of West Virginia, and Darlene (Bob) Charles of Abrams.

     Preceding her in death was her parents, Walter and Leah Ullman; husband, Leonard Luedtke; two sons, Leonard “Lenny” Jr., Tommy Luedtke; brother, Bob Ullman; two sisters, Diane Zamzoe, LaVerne Ripley; brothers-in-law, Wayne Luedtke, and Royal Luedtke Jr. 

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday December 30, 2021, at Nicolet Memorials Gardens, Shrine of the Good Shepherd Chapel, Bay Settlement Road, Green Bay with Rev. Bruce Schwark officiating. Entombment will follow.

     Friends may call at Shrine of the Good Shepherd Chapel on Thursday, December 30, 2021, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

     Schinderle Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  

     Our heartfelt thanks go out to the staff’s at Bellin Hospital and Paradise Estates in Kewaunee for the care shown to our mom and grandmother. 

     Sign online guestbook and offer condolences at 

Ricky Hofmann

Ricky Hofmann, 60, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Dec. 16, 2021.  He was born in Marshfield, WI at St. Joseph Hospital on Jan. 6, 1961 to Dennis and Korene (Gebelein) Hofmann.  Ricky attended Marshfield and Stratford Schools.  He had been employed by Wick Building Systems (Marshfield), worked in mobile home repair, and later retired from Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay.


He was married to Melanie Gigstead who survives as do his parents Dennis and Korene Hofmann of Stratford, WI;  his daughter Krissie Krall of Stratford, WI and her children: Taylor, McKayla, and McKenna Krall; his son Matthew (Jamie) Hofmann of Hewitt, WI and their children: Ava, Emma, and Hannah Jo Hofmann; two brothers Russell (Carol) Hofmann of Marshfield and their children Kelly and John Hofmann; and Roger (Kim) Hofmann and their children: McKenzie and Alexis Hofmann.


He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Arlo and Lucille Gebelein and his paternal grandparents John Hofmann and Catherine Gilbertson.


No services are planned at this time.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Thomas Ray Mason

Thomas Ray Mason, 86, of Ellison Bay, went home to be with the Lord, December 14, 2021, while at Door County Medical Center due to complications of pneumonia and COVID.


Ray, as he was known by family and friends was born October 23, 1935, in Draper, North Carolina the son of Thomas and Mallie (Woods) Mason. Ray met his wife of 65 years, Janice Gauldin when he was a senior in high school. He drove the school bus and she was one of the passengers. They married on November 22, 1956, in Draper, N.C. shortly after Ray went into the marine corps serving for four years. After his return from duty they resided in Greensboro, N.C. where they both worked at Sears Roebuck. Their only daughter, Jami (Mason) Strickfaden was born in Greensboro in December of 1961.


Ray worked for Sears Roebuck for 40 years working in the Catalogue Division in New York, NY and Chicago, IL. While working in Chicago he lived in Crystal Lake, IL and attended the Evangelical Free Church. His passion was serving God and faithfully attended church no matter where they lived at the time. Ray served the Lord in many capacities as Elder, church chairman, bible study leader, and teaching Sunday school. Retiring in 1994, he and Jan split their time between living in Calabash, NC in the winter and Ellison Bay in the summer. He attended First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach, and First Baptist Church in Sister Bay where he also led bible studies.


He and Jan also started the International Group which they led through 2009. The group consisted of foreign students that came to Door County to work during the summers. He and Jan organized events, trips, and meals for the students to give them a connection to the local church as they were in unfamiliar territory and to show them the love of Christ. They were provided with bibles written in their native language to help them better understand the good news of the gospel. Ray also worked at Peninsula State Park Golf Course as a ranger and starter for many years.


Ray always had a bright smile and had a warm welcoming way about him. He was a humble man who truly loved serving others and the Lord.


Preceding him in death were his parents, Thomas Moody Mason and Mallie (Woods) Mason Weatherford.


Survivors include his wife, Janice of Ellison Bay; daughter, Jami (Scott) Strickfaden of McHenry, IL; four grandchildren, Benjamin (Phyllis) Strickfaden of Wausau, Daniel Strickfaden of Clarendon Hills, IL, Caroline Strickfaden of Prairie Village, Kansas, Kaitlyn Strickfaden of Moscow, Idaho; one great-granddaughter, Victoria Strickfaden; one brother, Rick (Janice) Mason of Florida; and niece, Magda Mason.


A celebration of Ray’s life will be held at a later date in 2022.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his memory for First Baptist Church Food Pantry.


Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Sister Bay is assisting the Mason family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Ray may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

Kristen M. Turbin

Kristen Marie Turbin, 51, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Nov. 30, 2021 at Door County Medical Center.  She was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 28, 1970.


Krissy was taken in as a foster child by the Ruth Leitner family when she was a year old.  She grew up in Milwaukee where she attended Fairview School and Pleasant View School.


Krissy was active in the Special Olympics for many years.  She was also a long time employee of the Sunshine House in Sturgeon Bay.  Krissy loved scribbling on paper with her makers, watching her favorite television shows, House and Emergency, eating Pringles and drinking Diet Coke.


She had a great sense of humor and enjoyed teasing her family and friends.  She was always happy to see other people and found great enjoyment in the simple things of live. 


She is survived by 4 sisters, Debra Leitner, Dawn Berendsen, Tanya Staten and Carmen Staten, other relatives, and friends.  She was preceded in death by her mother Ruth Volkmann, her father John Leitner and her brother David Leitner.


Memorial services will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, JANUARY 29, 2022 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Burial will be in the Egg Harbor Town Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elaine Johnson

The Lord wrapped his arms around our mother and accompanied her to the gates of Heaven after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.


Elaine (Bacon) Johnson, 79, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully at Anna’s Healthcare surrounded by her children, Wednesday afternoon, December 15, 2021.


She was born on April 3, 1942 in Three Lakes, WI, to William “Bill” Hartley Bacon and Florice Agnes (Price) Bacon. Soon after, the family moved to Sturgeon Bay where her father found work in the local shipyard. Elaine grew up in Sturgeon Bay leaving her with many fond memories of the people and community she grew up around. She attended Sturgeon Bay Schools, graduating in 1960. Blessed with beauty and charm, Elaine competed in Miss Door County. After graduation, she moved to Milwaukee where she begin her working career at Northwestern Mutual Insurance. Elaine married Gary A. Johnson on June 1, 1963 in Milwaukee where their first three children were born. They moved to Tomahawk in 1970 and two years later welcomed their fourth child. In 1972, Elaine moved her four children to Sturgeon Bay to raise them closer to her childhood home and family. She found work at Peterson Builders working on the minesweepers. Never shy of hard work, Elaine did whatever was required to support her four young children. Later, she switched careers and became a professional baker. Elaine went to work for Main Street Market in Egg Harbor and other local bakeries where her baking skills were enjoyed by many. She finished her working career at Hatco Corporation before retiring in 2006.


Elaine was an extremely creative person and explored many hobbies that often created a demand for her talents. A self-taught artist and seamstress, she made her own wedding dress, clothes, costumes, pajamas, and hunting wear for her children and grandchildren, and many wedding dresses for friends, family, and co-workers. When her gift of baking was desired, Elaine created many beautiful wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and “goodies” for everyone to enjoy and which will be fondly remembered. Elaine loved to make breakfast and really did make the best pancakes…ever! Her love of art in all forms also led her into oil and water painting; a talent that left everyone not knowing her true potential.


Elaine’s biggest joys were by far her children and grandchildren which included helping raise two sets of twins whom she adored. She was a constant presence in the lives of her children and grandchildren who affectionately called her “Gram-cracker”. Elaine also enjoyed shopping at various local garage sales and secondhand stores.


Like her mother, she had the most amazing smile and laugh, and her beautiful hazel-green eyes and brimming smile will be remembered forever.


Elaine will be missed by her children, Chris (Joan Schwahert) Johnson of Francis Creek, Kirsten (Michael) Reeths of Sturgeon Bay, Michelle (Ryan Gustafson) Johnson-Smith of Little Sturgeon, and Collin (Matt Polsin) Johnson of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Sean, Alex and Tory Johnson, Callan and Cheyanne McFarlin, Austin and Alex Reeths, Kyle (Vasilena) Johnson, and Noah and Caitlyn Smith; and great-grandchildren, Grace and Hannah Maccoux-Johnson, and Tristan Johnson.


She is further survived by brothers and sister, Doug Bacon, Norman (Lila) Bacon, Lee (Inga) Bacon, and Janet Robinson; siblings-in-law, Pat Bacon and Wayne (Wanda) Jahn; many nieces and nephews; and extended family.


Elaine was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brothers, Phyllis Moe, Jack Bacon, and Richard Bacon; and brother-in-law, Leland Moe.


She was also blessed with special friendships with Sue Lokken, Janet Estes, Mary Anderson, and Jan Jorns.


The family would like to express a heartful thank you to all of Anna’s Angels, for your incredible care and compassion during these last ten months. Special thanks also to the staffs of Unity Hospice, Door County Cancer Center, and Green Bay Oncology at St. Vincent Hospital.


Elaine’s life will be honored with a memorial service held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2022 with her brother-in-law, Pastor Wayne Jahn, officiating.


She will be laid to rest in the columbarium at Bayside Cemetery in the Town of Sevastopol.


Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.


Memorials may be given in her name for Door CANcer, Inc. at P.O. Box 423, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235; or Unity (Hospice and Palliative Care) at 2366 Oak Ridge Circle, De Pere, WI 545115.


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

Florence M. Massart

It is with great sadness that the family of Florence Massart announces her passing on December 15, 2021.


She was born on May 25, 1927, to John and Mabel (Lacrosse) Monfils and raised on the family farm. She married Harry Massart on June 8, 1954, at St. Hubert Catholic Church in Rosiere, and together ran the family farm. Florence enjoyed playing cards and visits to the Chapel in Robinsonville. She never missed the 9:00 o'clock news. She was proud of her Belgian heritage and loved to be called Madine Florence, a Belgian endearment. She now joins the circle of a large extended family and friends in heaven.


She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Joe Bero; two grandsons Nick (April), and Tim; six Godchildren, Marlene, Karen, Doug, Brenda, Rita, and Darrell; and the families of her sister Lorraine and Harry’s brother Orville; cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister- and brother-in-law Lorraine (Lloyd) Delfosse; in-laws, William and Octavia Massart; brother- and sister-in-law, Orville (Laura) Massart; and nephews, Dustin Ferron and Chris Delfosse (infant).


Visitation will be held at Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services (formerly Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home) – Casco from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 19, 2021, with an opening prayer service at 1:00 pm. Visitation will continue on Monday at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church from 9:30 – 10:45 am. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. Entombment will take place at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd mausoleum at a later time. Online condolence messages may be shared at


The family would like to thank Steve, Margo, Marlene, and David, for all of the help given to Florence that allowed her to remain at home as long as she did. Thank you to all who supported Florence throughout the years. We wish we could list you all but know that you are in our hearts forever.


“When I die tell them how much I love them all.” - Madine Florence

Kenneth M. Severson

Kenneth M. Severson, 102 years of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of the Town of Egg Harbor, was called home to Heaven Saturday evening, December 18, 2021, while at Pine Crest Village.


He was born October 3, 1919, in Forestville, the son of Julius and Edith “Ida” (Mickelson) Severson. Ken graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1937. On September 28, 1968, he married Bernice Herbst at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport. He loved to travel with Bernice. With his carpentry skills, many projects were created for family and friends. Ken enjoyed farming and talking about all aspects of it.


 Ken was a master carpenter and cabinet maker. He worked at Palmer Johnson Yachts, and built many homes, retiring in 1981. He retired from farming in 1966. He was a humble man, a wonderful husband to Bernice, and a man who loved the Lord.


Survivors include his nieces and nephews and families, Steven Severson, Marsha Severson Boyer, Alice Rudolph Andrews, and Don (Donna) Rudolph and families, Constance (Jason) Vogel, Kristin (Andy) Conley and David, Rudolph (significant other, Jacqueline Hilbert); three great-nieces, and one newborn great-nephew; the Herbst family, Mark (Sarah) Sawyer, Bert (Sara) Sawyer, Barbara (Mike) Lautenbach, Julie (Dan) Rehberg, Mary (Philip) Bley; great-nieces and nephews, Josh (Carissa) Sawyer, Nellie (Eric) DeJardin, Emilie (Pat) Nash, Joe (Megan) Sawyer, Christine (Paul) Pierquet, Casey (Kelly) Lautenbach, Megan Lautenbach, Leila (Gregory) Baiza, Jennifer (Dan) Vandenhouten, Robert (fiancé, Brittany) Zettel, Tim Rehberg, Kelly (Adam) Nelson, Sadie (Matt) Ash, Annie (James) Kapolnek, Andrew (fiancé, Trista) Bley, Lucy (Adam) Meinert, Sam Sawyer, Lilly Sawyer; 23 great-great-nieces and nephews.


Preceding Ken in death were his parents; wife; brother, Walter (Alfredia) Severson, and sister, Thelma (Edgar) Rudolph.


Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, December 23, 2021 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport with Rev. Peter Lindemann officiating. Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.


Friends may call Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m.


Memorials may be directed in his memory for Zion Lutheran School.


Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Severson family with arrangements. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Kenneth may be shared with his through his tribute page at

Rebecca Ann (Smith) Haltaufderheid (Officer Becky)  

Becky Haltaufderheid (Officer Becky) age 63 passed away on 12/18/2021 at 9:43 am with her family by her side after a 17 month long battle with pancreatic cancer. She often said she would write in her obituary she was going scratching, kicking and fighting because she had more that needed to be done. Instead, she quietly left this earth to crawl into Jesus’ lap and rest her head on His shoulder knowing her cancer could not be cured.
Becky was born on April 3, 1958 to Christian parents, Harold W. and Patricia R. (Mueller) Smith. She was baptized on May 11, 1958. She attended St. Paul Lutheran School in Montpelier where she received her Christian education. She was confirmed on March 26, 1972 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montpelier with the Rev. C.A. Baumgartel officiating. She attended Kewaunee High School and graduated on June 3, 1976.  Becky met Todd Haltaufderheid in February 1983 while she was working part time as a matron at the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department and Todd worked for the Algoma Police Department. After 11 years, they married on April 10, 1994. Becky was working dispatch once they were married and she often joked she told Todd where to go, and was still telling him where to go long after she retired!
She attended NWTC receiving her Associate Degree in Practical Nursing in 1977. She worked at Kewaunee Memorial Hospital from 1977 to 1985 when she began working as a security officer at the Kewaunee Nuclear Power Plant. During her employment there, she attended NWTC taking classes in the Police Training Program and received her Associate Degree in June of 1991. On February 1, 1989 she was hired as the first full time female Deputy Sheriff for the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department. She began working as a jailor/dispatcher, progressing to investigator where she actively investigated sensitive and child crimes. In 2000, she began the Police School Liaison Program for Kewaunee County in which she worked with students in the Kewaunee, Algoma and Luxemburg School Districts, including the parochial schools. She started teaching the CounterAct program to fifth graders throughout the county in 1992 and later began teaching the GREAT program in 1995 to seventh graders throughout the county. She enjoyed teaching kids from kindergarten to the twelfth grade about safety and the laws. Her passion was investigating child crimes and was trained in Forensic Interviewing Techniques. Many times, she had a student who would thank her for helping them out of dangerous situations in which they had been victimized.
She retired from law enforcement in 2013 and began working for the Luxemburg-Casco Middle School as a Library Aide. She continued helping students during small study halls. Some students would keep in touch with her after they left the middle school, telling her they appreciated her help.
Becky was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Rankin where she served on many boards and most recently served as the church secretary. She was active in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) where she served as St. John’s LWML society president, Zone 19 LWML Secretary, North Wisconsin District LWML as Recording Secretary, Leader Development Chair and lastly as their District President. She resigned from that district president position due to her cancer progression.
Becky was active in her community and always lent a helping hand when needed. She enjoyed reading, gardening and attending Bible Study. She was currently a member of the Algoma Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary and helped with various fundraisers over the years.
Becky and Todd loved to go camping with their two golden retrievers. They traveled all over the state of Wisconsin in various locations. They traveled together out west to North & South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. They read books on ghost towns and loved to visit them for their history. A highlight of their vacations was a cruise tour to Alaska where they experienced whale watching, the glacier fields, a train ride to Denali National Park and touring Jeff King’s Iditarod sled dogs, being able to hold and play with his puppies. They watched ships together in Sturgeon Bay, Duluth and Sault St. Marie, MI. After Becky’s diagnosis, she was adopted by the ship “Presque Isle” and received many Master Salutes.
Becky is survived by Todd, her husband of 27 years; Brothers: Tom (Lynette) Smith, Joel (Twana) Smith; Sister: Miriam (Larry) Slaght; Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law: Jerry (Jarreth) Haltaufderheid, Rick (Cora) Haltaufderheid. Nieces and Nephews: Chris (Katie) Smith, Dustin (Mindy) Smith, Tiffany (Chris) Malchek, Eric Smith, Nicole (Sean) Hanley, Allison (Kevin) Hockers, and Jordan (Allison) Haltaufderheid; Great Nieces and Great Nephews: Nevaeh, Levi, and Ayva Malchek, Sadie, Beckam, and Elsie Smith, Carter & Emma Hanley, Brady and Baby Hockers; Aunt and Godmother, Christine Mueller; “Grandma” Jean Gollyhon; her godchildren: Chris Smith, Nicole Hanley, Rani Stangel, Gabrielle Stangel, Kimberly Gaudette, and numerous cousins. She is further survived by many LWML sisters throughout Wisconsin and beyond, her “Packer Party” friends and many more she has made over the years.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, maternal grandparents: Edward & Rilla Mueller and fraternal grandparents: Avery and Ruth Smith; nephew Bryon Smith; parents-in-law: Randy & Eva Haltaufderheid.
Visitation will take place at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Algoma, ( Rankin ) WI on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021  from  4 – 8 PM. Visitation will continue at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Algoma on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021 beginning at 9 AM until Becky’s Christian funeral at 11 AM with the Rev. Dr. Christopher Jackson officiating. Assisting in the service will be LCMS District President, Rev. Dwayne Lueck; LWML District Pastoral Counselors: Rev. Doug Reinders and Rev. Larry Yaw. Entombment will be in the Nicolet Memorial Gardens in the town of Scott.
Becky wishes to thank her husband, Todd for his dedicated care to her, especially over the past 17 months.  Becky and Todd wish to add a special Thank You to her sister Miriam Slaght and cousin, Susan Kratz for all their help and compassion during this long journey. Thank you to Green Bay Oncology for all their care. A special thank you to Dr. Susan Tsai and Lauren, NP of the Faith Cancer Center at Froedtert Medical College for their compassionate care even when surgery was no longer an option. A very Special Thank You to the Nurses, CNA’s, Chaplin’s and Social Workers of Unity Hospice. They helped make these final days so much easier for Becky, Todd and all the family members that were with her on those final days.  They are truly Angels.  
Special thanks to Laurie Schinderle of Schinderle Funeral Home for her care and concern during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be split between the North Wisconsin District LWML and St. John’s Fellowship Hall.
The Schinderle Funeral Home & Cremation Services,  Algoma, was entrusted with arrangements for
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Jacqueline Marie Provoznik

On December 16, 2021, our beloved Jacqueline passed away unexpectedly at the age of 89 years young. The Good Lord started her journey home while she was enjoying the company of her dear friends.  She was surrounded by family until the end.
Jacqueline was born on December 13, 1932, to Leo and Lillian (Mahlik) Okonski. She graduated from Algoma High School in 1951.  She was employed with the Algoma School District as a secretary in the Guidance Department and later worked for Weber Gomall Insurance and Wisconsin Label until retirement.
Jackie is survived by her four daughters Ruth Wieland - Sturgeon Bay, Eileen (Scot) Hafeman -Algoma, Dorothy Farley (Mark)- Algoma, Lisa Provoznik (Kevin) -Austin Tx. Two grandchildren Heather Farley (Julio) Oklahoma City OK, Matthew (Julia) Farley and one Great grandson Leo- Milwaukee, Sister-In-Law Mary Okonski, special cousins and nephews.
She was preceded in death by both parents and brother Charles.
Jackie very much enjoyed cheering for Wisconsin sports and time spent with friends from the YMCA and the Algoma Wellness Center. She deeply loved her family and cherished her close friends. Her positive presence in the community will be sorely missed.
Family and friends will gather at St Mary Catholic Church,  Algoma, Tuesday December 28 from 9:00 AM until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Rev. Alvan Amadi officiating.  Burial will take place at a later date at St Mary Catholic Cemetery.
Jackie's family would like to thank the Door County Hospital and staff.

The Schinderle Funeral Home & Cremation Services,  Algoma, was entrusted with arrangements for Jackie.
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William "Bill" C. Weber

William “Bill” C. Weber, 64, of Sturgeon Bay, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 12, 2021, at his residence. 

     He was born on May 27, 1957, to Charles P. and Maureen F. (Arndt) Weber in Milwaukee. Bill attended Corpus Christi and later S.S. Peter and Paul grade schools in Sturgeon Bay and was a 1975 graduate of Sevastopol High School. After high school he attended the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire before enlisting in the United States Navy.

     From 1979 through 1994 Bill served his country in part at sea on naval ships and submarines as a Cryptologic Technician – Communications Petty Officer Second Class (CTO2) where he supported combat operations with Desert Shield and Desert Storm from August 1990 to February 1991. Prior to that assignment, he served as Communications Watch Supervisor and Division Career Counselor at the U.S. Naval Communication Station at Diego Garcia from February 1988 to March 1989. Bill received letters of commendation for his work in communications and his “superb self-motivation and dedication” to his responsibilities and the U.S. Navy. Peacetime ports he called home throughout his 16 years of service included Norfolk, Virginia, and Melbourne, Australia.

     Bill returned to Sturgeon Bay to be closer to family after the death of his father. For many years you would see Bill accompany his mother to events, plan travel excursions with her, and be an endearing caregiver whenever she needed him later in life. He had a love for many things including his family, meeting people and striking up a conversation during his everyday interactions. Bill enjoyed watching sports of every kind, attending games, and had a fulfilling lifetime hobby of collecting and selling sports cards and memorabilia.

     In Sturgeon Bay, he was initially employed by C&S Manufacturing, but finished his years of service with the government while working at the Sturgeon Bay Post Office until his retirement in March of 2013.

     Bill will be missed by his three siblings and their families: Elizabeth Weber-Maas of Marinette, Susan (Dean) Anschutz of Sturgeon Bay, and Michael (Jill) Weber of Waunakee; nieces and nephews, Brittany (Megan) and Brianna Maas and great-niece, Alayna, Michael and Samantha; Nathan and Elise Anschutz and great-nephews, Logan and Levi; and Andrew (Mollie) and Tyler Weber; and by cousins; and other family; and friends. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents; his parents; aunts and uncles; and other relatives.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Fr. Ryan Krueger as celebrant and Dcn. Mark Hibbs assisting. Military honors by the United States Navy and the Weber-Tess AMVETS Post 51 will follow at the church. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery in the Town of Sevastopol (Sturgeon Bay) at a later date.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Mass.

     Memorials may be given in Williams’s name for the Door County Veterans Service Council which supports local veterans and their families.

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

Carol Jean (Nelson) Bockhop

Carol Jean (Nelson) Bockhop, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday, December 12, 2021, at Pine Crest Village in Sturgeon Bay.  She was born Sept. 9, 1934, in Sturgeon Bay to Leonard and Caroline (Becker) Nelson. 

Carol graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1952 and then attended Lutheran Deaconess School of Nursing in Chicago, IL.  She graduated in 1955 as a Registered Nurse and worked as an office nurse in Sturgeon Bay for Drs. Grota and Peters.  In 1956, Carol entered St. Mary’s School of Anesthesia in Chicago and graduated as a Nurse Anesthetist in 1957.

Carol worked as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at Door County Memorial Hospital for 31 years and was always promoting DCMH as an exceptional medical facility.  She was proud of being involved with the training of the first paramedics in Door County under the leadership of Dr. John Herlache.  It was one of the first rural paramedic programs in the United States.

On Nov. 23, 1957, Carol married Clifford Bockhop in Sturgeon Bay.  They were owners of Town and Country Building Systems, a building and general contracting firm in Sturgeon Bay.

Carol was a member of Bay View Lutheran Church, serving on many committees, and was actively involved with the Parish Nurse Ministry and Quilting for Lutheran World Relief.  She was an avid knitter and weaver.  Carol Knit many mittens for Head Start and chemo caps and prayer shawls for DCMH Oncology department.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford on Nov.11, 2004, her parents Caroline and Leonard Nelson, and brother Jerry Nelson.  She is survived by two sons, Brett Bockhop (Kim Krawczyk) of Hurley, WI, and Kelly Bockhop (Marcia Brauer) of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren:  William, Benjamin, and Chelsea; brother Robert (Delores) Nelson of Sturgeon Bay; sister-in-law Pasty Nelson of Forestville, 3 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, and cousins and close friends, Terry, Pat and Deb.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Bay View Lutheran Church with Rev. Jeff Greathouse officiating.  Burial will be in Hainesville Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Saturday.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Dr. William Edgar Iwen

Dr. William Edgar Iwen,  82,  passed away from ALS complications on December 10th, 2021, at the VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, MN. He was born in a blizzard in Algoma, WI, on January 27th, 1939, to Frederick and Adelia (Born) Iwen, and grew up on their small farm in the Kewaunee River Valley. He would later attribute his interest in environmental advocacy to his childhood living and working on a farm that operated in harmony with the land. His first eight years of school took place in a one-room country schoolhouse in that same valley. 


He graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1957 and enlisted in the United States Air Force, where, due to an aptitude for chemistry, he was assigned to be a technician in the Dental Corps and served four years in that capacity at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. When his service ended in 1961, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, which he was able to pay for with money he’d saved while serving in the military. 


In Madison, he met Andrea Beryl Deters, whom he would marry on January 30th, 1965. That same year, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy. He practiced pharmacy for five years in Kenosha and Racine, WI, but found that the profession did not suit him, so, with the encouragement of his wife and support from the recently passed Vietnam Era G.I. Bill, he went back to school, this time at the Marquette University School of Dentistry, a profession for which he had gained a deep appreciation in the Air Force. 


When he graduated, in 1974, he served for a few years in the National Health Service Corps, in La Farge, WI, before moving to Luxemburg, WI, where he purchased the King Soccer Motel and converted part of it into a dental practice and the rest into a home for his family. William thoroughly enjoyed his years practicing dentistry in Luxemburg, particularly working closely with his patients and colleagues. 


Upon retirement, at the age of 60, he sold his practice to his oldest son, and, inspired by his childhood growing up on an environmentally friendly farm, William dedicated the rest of his life to advocacy for both environmental protection and small family farming. He had become convinced that the misuse of chemistry, by agrochemical corporations, and the industrial-scale application of those chemicals threaten to “unweave the web of life.” 


He founded and served as president of the Tri-Lakes Association, which was dedicated to the rehabilitation and preservation of Krohns and East and West Alaska Lakes. He was also an active member of Kewaunee Cares, which advocates for responsible environmental stewardship in agriculture. The annual Bill Iwen Environmental Justice Award has since been named in his honor.

He is survived by this wife, Andrea, of 56 years, their five children, Lisa (Kelly) De Bauche, Bryan (Carmen) Ayala-Iwen, Jayson (Jovana) Bouche-Iwen, Mark (Tsveta) Sendova-Iwen and Eric Iwen (Dean Miller), six grandchildren, Elise, Harold, Maria, Marlow, Zenon and Evgenia and one great granddaughter, Harmonie.
William was preceded in death by his parents and his granddaughters Jasmine and Kelbryn De Bauche.


William’s family would like to thank the staff at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center for the tireless care and camaraderie they provided him in his final years of life, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, when in-person visits were limited.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family would like people to plant a tree, make a donation or join an enviromental group in memory of William.  The family picked out a casket that will plant 100 trees in William's memory.

The family will be having a private service at the Schinderle Funderal Home, Algoma.  Masked will be required for the private service.

A Celebration of his life will be held for the public in spring.

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Judith "Judi" Glesner 

Passed away peacefully on November 26, 2021 after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Judi was born April 3, 1941 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, the daughter of Harold and Alice (Volkmann) Petersen. She graduated from Sturgeon Bay HS in 1959, and married her high school sweetheart Richard “Dick” Glesner in 1962. Judi and Dick moved to Madison in 1963 where they enjoyed 48 years together. 

Judi started her banking career at Bank of Madison in 1963, and retired from M&I Bank in 2000. She was a member of Arbor Hills Garden Club and Legal Auxiliary of Wisconsin. She enjoyed woodland gardening, trips to Door County, spending time with her grandchildren, hanging out with the family dogs, watching Packer games, and singing harmony to every song she heard. Judi was especially fond of Rick’s high school friends who affectionately nicknamed her “Schneider” because she was constantly fixing things around the house. She was always a good sport when the boys played little jokes on her. She truly loved to laugh. 

Gracious and kind, Judi was a wonderful wife, sister, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her daughter Julie and partner Scott Levihn of Manitowoc; her son Rick and his wife Kelly and their two children—Gabrielle and Cole--all of Oconomowoc; sisters Carolyn Keeley of Pembine, WI., and Geraldine "Toby" Groleski and her husband Bob of Dunbar, WI., brother-in-law Norbert Glesner and his wife Helen of Sturgeon Bay, numerous cousins, nephews and a niece. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother-in-law John Keeley. 

The family wishes to express its gratitude to the wonderful staff and volunteers at Three Pillars Senior Living Communities for their care and support in the final years of Judi's life. 

A private service is being held for immediate family on Monday, December 20 at 2:00. Friends and family can observe the service virtually at the following link beginning at 1:55 PM 

As well, you are welcome to return after the service and see a recording of the live stream for 90 days following the service. 

The family welcomes contributions to Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin (GRRoW) or Olbrich Botanical Gardens as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers. 

Golden Retriever Rescue of Wisconsin (GRRoW) 

PO Box 384, Hubertus, WI 53033-0384 T: 888.655.4753 

Olbrich Botanical Society, Inc

3330 Atwood Ave., Madison, WI 53704 T: 608.246.4550


Allen Hathaway Frater

Allen Hathaway Frater, 92, passed away peacefully December 12, 2021 at his home in Fish Creek, WI surrounded by family.

     He was born December 7, 1929 in Watertown, WI to G. Gordon Frater and Hazel Alice Hathaway.

     Upon graduation from UW Madison in 1952 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Allen joined the US Navy and graduated from OCS in Newport RI. He served at the Pentagon as a missile procurement officer during the Korean War where he met his future bride Angela Marie Sabetti. They married March 27, 1954.

     LT JG Frater received an honorable discharge in 1955 and returned to Watertown to join his father and brother in the family business at the GB Lewis Co. Allen began his long and illustrious career at the Lewis company as a factory foreman, respected and beloved by his coworkers as he worked his way to Executive Vice President upon his father Gordon’s retirement. The company was at the forefront of the fiberglass industry and held patents for boxes and systems sold throughout the world. After 18 years and a buy-out at the Lewis Co., Allen embarked on the next 40+ years in business as a consultant, investor and owner in many successful endeavors - his last position being as an owner and officer at Infocor until his retirement in 2008, where his daughter Cheryl remains as CEO and president.

     In addition to Allen’s passion and acumen for business, he was also a talented athlete who enjoyed bowling and playing hockey, basketball and baseball in his younger years; and ping pong, golf, tennis and skiing throughout much of his life. He had numerous interests and hobbies: training homing pigeons in his youth; boating, reading, stamp and coin collecting, fishing, card playing (especially bridge and cribbage) and most of all, spending time with his family - he loved anything shared with his children.

     Allen is survived by his wife, Angela, Fish Creek; children, David Frater (Julia), Fish Creek, Cynthia Frater, Canyon Lake, TX, Cheryl Jones (Bill), Belgium, WI and Caran Quadracci (Joel) Chenequa; grandchildren, Allen Coté, Colin Frater (Brittany), Alanna Fraase (Keith), John Frater, Antony Frater (Kristin), Eric Frater, Aaron Frater, Alissa Carney (Zach), Meghan Quadracci, Halle Quadracci and Danica Quadracci; great grandchildren, Steven, Brooklynn, Willa, Andrew, Patrick, Adeline, Leo and Emmett; sister-in-law, Mary Frater, and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Allen was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Milton Frater, Lake Mills.

     A Christian Burial Service will be held at Stella Maris Parish-Baileys Harbor site on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Deacon Tony Abts officiating. Military Honors will follow at the church. Burial will be at St. Mary’s of the Lake Cemetery.

     Visitation for family and friends will be from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the church.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials in Allen’s name can be made to The Peninsula Music Festival (PO Box 340, Ephraim, WI 54211), Stella Maris Parish (PO Box 49, Egg Harbor, WI 54209) or Unity-Hospice & Palliative Care (2366 Oak Ridge Cir, De Pere, WI 54115).

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


Verna Mae Frisque

Verna Mae Frisque, 95, Green Bay, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021. 


She was born in Luxemburg Township, June 17, 1926, to the late Edwin J. and Renee M. (Vandevelde) VandenHouten. 


She attended Lowell Graded School.  She married Elmer J. Frisque at St. Martin Church in Tonet on November 17, 1943. 


He preceded her in death on October 8, 2018, just short of 75 years of marriage. 


Verna was employed with Green Bay Canning Co. and then Parkview Nursing Home for thirty-five plus years. 


She was a member of Holy Cross Parish, cleaning the church weekly. She volunteered at the Brown County Mental Health Center and was involved with the Homemakers Club and TOPS.  Verna loved to watch the Polka-Polka show, playing cards- cuyoo, five hundred rummy and thirty-one, and spoiling her grand dogs, CJ, Quintal, Hazel, Frieda, Lucy and Tiny.


Survivors include her five children, Julie (Robert) Steiner, Luxemburg; John (Rita) Frisque, Bay Settlement; Randy (Jane) Frisque, Luxemburg; Rhonda Frisque, Gerilyn Frisque, both of Green Bay; grandchildren, Janelle (Cory) Tekulve, Roderic “Butch” (Tracy) Steiner, Lisa Blake, Brian (Betsy) Frisque, Shelly Frisque, Rachelle (Rick) Karman, Rachael Bray, Madilyn DuBois, Jim Doell; great-grandchildren, Kurtis, Shawn, Carynn, Cienna, Jayde, Megan, Bryce, Alex, Aaron, Tanner, Austin and Brianna; great-great-grandson, Bowie; sister in law, Iris Pinchart; brother in law, Miles Haucke; nieces and nephews.


Verna was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Robin Doell; one grandson, Lucas J. Frisque; one grandson in law, Douglas Blake; one sister, Bertha (Elmer) Delveaux; one brother, Bernard (Janice Haucke) VandenHouten; brothers in law and sisters in law, Carrell (Renie) Frisque, Marvin (Jean) Frisque, Beatrice (Linus) Hermans, Germaine (Clarence) Zellner.


Friends may call 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, December 17, 2021, at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay. 


Funeral service 1:15 pm on Friday with Abbot Gary Neville O.Praem, officiating. Entombment to follow.


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


Mom, you took care of us for many years-we are thankful we were able to care for you, each of us taking our turn for three years!


A note of appreciation is extended to the staff of Anna’s House and Unity Hospice especially, Dar, Amy and Olivia “our golden angels” for the exceptional care and compassion given to our family!

Kenneth Schultz

Kenneth Schultz, 88, of Ephraim, passed away on Dec. 11, 2021. He was born May 14, 1933, in Michigan to Kenneth and Dorothy Schultz.  On April 16, 1978, he married Penny Christiansen in Racine, Wisconsin.  Services will be announced at a later date. Forbes Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.

Violet L. Allyn

Violet Lillian (Nell) Allyn, 94, Algoma, passed away at Woodside Lutheran Home in Green Bay on December 10, 2021. Vy was born on November 16, 1927, to the late Frederick and Lillian (Miller) Nell. She married Harmon Allyn on November 6, 1948, at St. Paul’s in Algoma, He preceded her in death on June 23, 2018. Vy owned Allyn’s Dresses and Sportswear, and along with her husband, for over 70 years they owned and operated the Algoma Cleaners and Allyn's Coin Laundry. Vy was a member of the St. Paul’s Ladies Aid and in her spare time loved spending time with her family and

Vy is survived by her daughter, Ann (John) Emery of Green Bay; grandchildren, Jenny Emery, Allyn (Cristi) Emery; great-grandchildren, Eden and Traverse; brother, Darold Nell; family friend, Del Nell; as well as by nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harmon; infant son, Chuckie; brother, Dayton Nell; and sister, Eileen (Merlin) Spaid. 


Visitation will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Algoma, on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am with Pastor John Moll and Pastor Joel McKenney officiating. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services (formerly Wiesner & Massart Funeral Homes) is assisting the family. Online condolence messages may be
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Donald Arthur Ohlrogge

Donald Arthur Ohlrogge, 97, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Door County Medical Center on December 10, 2021, after a hearty 97 years of life.  He went peacefully and was able to spend all his last years in the home he loved and was able to keep a fierce independence right up to the end of his life, just as he wanted it. 

He was born the first child of Herbert and Gertrude (Meshke) Ohlrogge on December 22, 1923, in Shawano.  Donald joined the Marines out of high school in 1941 in response to the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.  He served proudly on the U.S.S. aircraft carrier Enterprise as a tailer gunner in the Pacific theatre during World War 2 with Japan.  One of his joys of his life was attending the Enterprise reunions every five to ten years.  Donald returned to his Door County roots and worked for Acme Tree Surgery for over 35 years and married the love of his life Doris Hunsader in September of 1950.  She passed away on October 21, 2005.

Donald was also an active member of Amvets Post 51 after the war and was one of the members of their precision drill team that delighted generations during summer parades and other festivities.  They were honored by performing during the January 1961 Inauguration of President John Kennedy.

Donald enjoyed bowling, fishing for perch when they were numerous in Sturgeon Bay waters, skiing with the kids at Potawatomi Ski hill, taking road trips, scuba diving, playing card games with the family and friends, and watching his kids and grandkids play sports.  No matter how tired he was after a long day at work he always found time to be there for them.

He is survived by his two children, Debby (Arnie) Zahn, Algoma; Dennis (Jean) Ohlrogge, Arvada, Colorado; two grandchildren, Michele (John) Slaby and Dane Ohlrogge; two great granddaughters, Shauna and Sierra Slaby; as well as his sisters, Janet Claflin, Dorothy Walker, Jane (Charlie) Pichette and brother, Clifford Ohlrogge and many nieces and nephews on both the Hunsader and Ohlrogge sides of the family.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Doris, brother, Herbert and grandson, Mark Zahn; in-laws, Keith Claflin, Charles Walker and Evelyn Ohlrogge.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, 202,1 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, the Rev. Carl Schroeder officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery with military honors.  Friends may call at the church at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until time of services.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at


Judith M. Schleis

Judith M. (LaCrosse) Schleis, 81, Norman, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay on December 7, 2021. She was born at home in the Town of Scott on April 24, 1940, to the late Joe and Emma (Wery) LaCrosse. Judy married the love of her life, Ronald Schleis on May 14, 1977. Church was very important to Judy and she spent her time helping at the church. Her grandchildren meant the world to her, she loved spending time with them and her whole family. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, crocheting, canning, baking Belgian pies, playing Rummy, doing puzzles, and playing bingo.

Judy is survived by her husband of 44 years Ron; her children, Ron (Katie) Schleis, Jr, Kewaunee, Jon (Kristin) Schleis, Luxemburg; grandchildren, Caleb, Cora, and Cade Schleis, and Claire & Stella Schleis; brothers Joe “Buddy” (Helen) LaCrosse, Sidney (Fran) LaCrosse, Stanley (Joyce) LaCrosse; sisters, Gloria Urban, Carol Cravillion, Theresa (Kenny) Ledvina; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Tom (Barb) Schleis, Francis (Terry) Schleis Jr, Mary (Kevin) Prybil, Carol (Eugene) Ott, Russel Schuster, and Leonard Smidel.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Mary Jo; her parents, Joe and Emma LaCrosse; sisters, Jackie Smidel, and Shirley LaCrosse; in-laws, Francis and Elaine Schleis; sisters-in-law, Marlene Schuster, and Anne Schleis; brothers-in-law, Roger Urban, and Bernard Cravillion.

Visitation will take place on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 4-7 pm at St. Isidore the Farmer Catholic Church, Tish Mills. Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 pm. Visitation will continue at the church on Monday December 13 from 9:30-11 am. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am with Fr. Dennis Drury officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph cemetery in Norman. Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services (formerly Wiesner & Massart Funeral Homes) is assisting the family. Online condolence messages may be shared at

Special Thanks to Nurse Practitioner Dawn and the staff of the CVICU at St. Vincent Hospital for all of their care and compassion

Francis J. Servais

Champion – “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” 


It has been three weeks since Mom passed. Dad, may your broken heart be healed as you reunite with Mom in Heaven. 


Francis J. Servais 91, of Champion, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.


He was born on March 29, 1930, in Champion, to the late Isaac J. Servais and Virginia J. (Le Fevre) Servais.


Francis and Ethelreda were united in marriage on June 19, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Champion.


Francis was the oldest of seven children growing up on the Servais Family Homestead.  He attended Champion Graded State School and continued his education at St. Norbert and Catholic Central in Green Bay. 

In 1954, he was drafted into the United States Army as a member of the Sixth Armored Division at Fort Leonard Wood, MO, where he received Armor Track Vehicle Maintenance training.  Francis earned the Expert Rifle Man award for his battalion.  When they returned home, Francis and Ethelreda established their Homestead and Dairy Farm where they farmed for 41 years while raising seven children.  In addition to farming, he also enjoyed custom combining for many of the local farmers.


Faith was especially important and it guided Francis throughout his entire life.  He was proud of receiving his sacraments at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Champion.  His involvement with the church included being an usher and a member of The Holy Name Society.  He was also involved in the Annual Church Picnic with his famous car show and gimmick trophies.  As a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Francis honored the veterans, on Memorial Day, by placing an American Flag on their gravesite.  Every year in May and August, he was devoted to carrying the canopy during the procession of the Blessed Sacrament at The Chapel, Our Lady of Good Help, in Champion.   


Anyone that knew Francis, knew that he was a collector of anything and everything.  He was known for his lawn art and Champion EAA display. Along with entertaining people with his collections, he also drew people in with storytelling and witty jokes as well as socializing with the Nifty Fifty Car Club and their monthly get togethers.  He enjoyed snowmobiling in the winter and boating in the summer at their family cottage on the bay. 


Most important was family:  Survivors include his children Randy (Marion) Servais of New Franken; Shari Vogel of Kiel; Ken (Anne) Servais of New Franken; Mike (Kim Anders) Servais of Green Bay; Nancy (Kevin) Zellner of New Franken; Joan (Cary) Dequaine of New Franken; Ann (Bill) Freeman of New Franken; grandchildren: Nathan (Lisa), Brad, Jason, Sarah, (Max), Brett (Carli), Lance (Skye), Ryan (Shannon), Nick (Morgan), Josh (Melissa), Nathan, Alycia (Mike), Beth, Emily (Dustin), Rebecca (Micah); great grandchildren:  Kaia, Ashton, Adler, William, Zachary, Jackson, Brooklyn, Hudson, Weston, Jayden, Nathan; brothers and sisters: Norris (Agnes) Servais, Joyce Jandrain, Alden (Marie) Servais, Claire (Marv) Dax, Carol (Roger) Miller, two sisters-in-law, Angie (Marv) Deterville, Carol Ropson: nieces and nephews.


Francis was preceded in death by his wife Ethelreda Servais, his parents Isaac and Virginia Servais, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Ida Ropson, brothers-in-law, and sister-in-law: Ken Jandrain, Ron Cartier, Joseph Servais, Ardin Ropson, Ardele Cordry.


Friends may call 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Monday, December 13, 2021, at St. Joseph Church, Champion. 


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


Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at St. Joseph Church. Funeral 11:00am, Tuesday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz and Rev. Thomas Farrell officiating.


Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.  Full military honors will follow the funeral, provided by the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 of Luxemburg.


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


The family would like to express a special thank you to all the friends that helped dad in so many ways, Father Lukee, Father Tom Farrell, Deacon Bob Miller, Ken Delcore, and Cheryl Maricque for their weekly visits sharing Holy Communion and prayers.  Thank you to Aurora at Home Hospice (Mary, Leah, and Alicen) for the love, care, and support they provided for Francis.   

Ann F. Grimmer

Ann Frances Grimmer (nee Savage), 63, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at her home on December 8, 2021, after a brief but fierce battle with cancer.  Her grief stricken and loving family was by her side.  She was born January 20, 1958, in Sturgeon Bay to George and Muriel Savage. She has two sons, Brandon and Derek Ferrier from a previous marriage and acquired a third son, Scott, when she met and subsequently married Robert “Bob” Grimmer of Sturgeon Bay on June 25, 1994, at Bay View Lutheran church in Sturgeon Bay.

Ann will be remembered by all as one of the kindest, most loving, generous and fun-filled person anyone could ever hope to meet.  Her warm, outgoing, joyful, vibrant personality made almost instant friendships with anyone she met and she never met a stranger. Her radiant smile always lit up a room.  She carried those personality qualities everywhere but in particular to her life’s work and career of twenty-eight years with the Sturgeon Bay Head Start program.  She began her work at Head Start as the bus driver and worked her way up to assistant teacher, teacher and for the past ten years the program manager and director.  Ann’s educational philosophy was a life of service to others. She strove daily to make a positive impact on all of the children and families in the Head Start program and was universally recognized and appreciated for her efforts.

She was also deeply committed to her own and extended family members.  After the untimely, sudden death of her beloved sister, Mary Kienhau in 2009, Ann took on the role of family matriarch. She, and her husband Bob, hosted family holiday dinners at their home every Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. The extended family affairs often exceeded twenty persons and grew much larger as her nieces and nephews began bringing their own young children to the celebrations.  No crowd was ever too big for Ann at these parties.

Ann also had the reputation as a prodigious shopper but most of the time it was for other family members.  One niece labeled her “the fastest discount calculator on the planet” as she didn’t need a computer to find the best bargains. She also enjoyed snowmobile trips with her husband and friends, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her five grandchildren.

Ann is survived by her husband of twenty-seven years, Bob; her three sons, Brandon (Wynn) Ferrier and children, Hutton and Willa of Cottage Grove, WI; Derek (Liz) Ferrier and their son, Jensen of Sturgeon Bay; and Scott (Tracy) Grimmer and granddaughters Jenna and Kenley of Princeton, Ill. She is also survived by brothers, Charlie (Lisa) Savage, and Tom (Gail) Savage; brother-in-law, Vernon Kiehnau; and nieces and nephews, Julie, Mike (Jenn), Leah (Eric), Ericka (Chris), Austin (Kelly), Ashely (Simon), Britny, Logan (Molly) and Matthew; and many great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents George and Muriel Savage and her beloved sister, Mary Kiehnau.  Ann’s passing leaves a huge hole in the entire Ferrier, Grimmer, Savage and Kiehnau families.  She will be missed more than mere words can ever begin to describe.

A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 17, 2021, at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Dan Olson officiating.  Inurnment will be in St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.  Visitation will be 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home and 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home on Friday.  On-line condolences may be offered at

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of St. Vincent’s Hospital, Green Bay Oncology and Unity Hospice for their compassionate care and support during Ann’s final battle.

Gregory W. Jorns

Gregory W. Jorns, 47, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly on Nov. 30, 2021 at his home.  He was born Nov. 11, 1974 in Green Bay to David and Lois (Jossart) Jorns.  On Aug. 9, 2003, he married Tracy Cochart at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels.

Greg’s boys Brayden and Gavin meant the absolute world to him. He did anything he could to give them the best life possible. His wife Tracy and he were like two peas in a pod and they lived life to the fullest and had so much fun together. She was the love of his life over the past 20 years. Death do us part was not long enough! 


Greg had a heart of gold and if anyone needed anything he was always there to lend a hand. He enjoyed camping trips with his family and a large group of friends, that became family.  He enjoyed cooking breakfast for a crowd while camping. Everyone always raved about his cooking. 


He was great at everything he put his mind to. Especially fixing small engines. His work ethic was unbelievable, and he has definitely passed that on to his two boys. He was also an avid trap shooter for many years and received the high gun award many years in a row. Many knew him from working at Glidden Lodge Resort for over 25 years. He treated that place like his home, of which he had so much pride.


Survivors include his wife Tracy, 2 sons, Brayden and Gavin; his parents David Jorns, Sturgeon Bay and Lois Thompson, Green Bay; 2 brothers, Jamie (Kristi) Jorns and Chris (Sonia) Jorns, all of Traverse City, MI; parents-in-law Terry and Mary Cochart, Brussels; in-laws, Tricia (Mike) Hanson, and Tim (Tracie) Cochart all of Brussels; nieces and nephews.


Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2021 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Institute, burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at Forbes Funeral Home on Monday from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.  A prayer service is scheduled for 7:00 pm that evening.  Visitation will continue at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of mass.  On line condolences may be offered at

Ronald "Ron" J. Renard

Ronald “Ron” J. Renard, 80, Luxemburg, passed away on Thursday morning, Dec. 2, 2021, peacefully surrounded by his family.


He was born August 14, 1941, in Namur to Fred J. and Louise M. (Fabry) Renard.

On September 9, 1961, he married his high school sweetheart Marilyn J. Wautier at St. Francis Church in Brussels.  They enjoyed 60 years of marriage.


Ron was the youngest licensed cheese marker in Kewaunee County employed with Casco Cheese, in 1960 at the age of 19. He worked for Pauly’s Cheese as a state cheese grader for 18 years. Ron and his wife started Ron’s Wisconsin Cheese in 1976 and ran the business till his retirement.


He was a charter member of the Luxemburg Lions Club. He was member of The Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce and was awarded “Man of the Year” in 2012. He served as Town Supervisor for the Town of Union.


Ron enjoyed fishing, hunting season with family, Dart Ball, playing cards especially Cuyoo and spending time with family and friends. He always looked forward to his yearly winter vacation with his wife and special friends.


He will be deeply missed by his wife, Marilyn and their four children,

Todd (Alice) Renard Luxemburg; Tim (Jody) Renard, New Franken;

Terry (Mara) Renard, Luxemburg; Kim (Joel) Doell, Casco;

six grandchildren, Bethany (Dustin) Everard, Karissa (Kyle) Buresh, Morgan Renard, Ian Doell, Mason Renard, Logan Doell;

three great grandchildren, Owen, Ella and Layla;

one brother, Howard Renard; brothers in law and sisters in law,

Sharon and Larry Jauquet, Theresa and Jim Gartman, Joe and Bev Wautier, Clarice and Bill Brey, Jim and Penny Wautier; nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his mother in law and father in law, Ethel and Norman Wautier; sister in law, Angela Renard; brother in law John Wautier; godson, Robert Renard; great niece Carrie Renard.


The Family extends their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Unity Hospice and the Staff at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Luxemburg. Especially caregivers Mindy, Jessica and Cathy.


Ron’s children would like to express their gratitude to their Mom for the incredible love and care she showed to their Dad!      


Friends may call between 8:30 and 10:45 am on Monday, December 6, 2021, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln.  Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Rev. Edward Looney and Rev. Peter Renard O.PRAEM officiating.  His final resting place will be in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.


McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Renard Family.


In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Ron’s memory.

Thomas A. Watson

Thomas A. Watson, 87, beloved husband to wife Barbara nee Wehmhoeffer, died peacefully in his sleep of natural causes December 1, 2021, in his home with his daughter Donna by his side. He was born March 2, 1934, in Chicago, IL, the son of Norman E. and Mildred C. Watson nee Bergholz.


Tom graduated from Schurz High School, class of 1952. Following graduation, he went to carpentry school and became a carpenter building custom homes in Chicago, IL. He married Barbara A. Wehmhoefer, September 12, 1953, in Chicago, IL, they just celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary. Tom was a member of the Carpenters Union. After retiring from carpentry, he went into the limousine business for 10 years. In 1990, he and his wife purchased property in Sturgeon Bay, WI and built a home in the woods where they currently resided upon his death. Tom liked to boat, fish, watch sports and spend time with his family. He loved to drive and travel and dine out. He died a Green Bay Packer fan after he gave up his hometown Chicago Bears. Tom was a very happy go lucky, comical guy, with a love for life and all its opportunities. He was Loved by all and brought joy and happiness to all who knew him. He always liked helping friends and family with home projects and whistled while he worked. He loved his home in the woods across the street from Whitefish Bay, he was always puttering in the woods, the garage or basement, building and creating something amazing.


In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son Bruce A. Watson. Surviving in addition to his wife, Barbara; are his daughter, Donna J. Scott nee Watson of New Market, MD; son, Glen R. and wife Donna M. Watson nee Morgan; 7 grandchildren, Alexander B. Scott of Frederick, MD; and Thomas C. Scott, of New Market, MD; Christopher Watson of Chicago, IL; Nicole Watson of Lake Zurich, IL; Kristina G. Kollross of Hinsdale, IL; Carly M. Watson and Paige Watson of IL; and 1 great grandson, Blake C. Vassos of Chambersburg, PA; and many cousins and nieces and nephews.  He will be missed by all.


Those who wish to remember Tom in a special way may contribute gifts in his memory to: Steve Irwin’s Australian Zoo, 1638 Steve Irwin Way, Beerwah QLD 4519, Australia.

Edward J. Kalish

Edward J. Kalish, 77 of Kewaunee passed away on Sunday, November 28,  

2021, at the home of his care giver Cheryl Massey. Edward resided in  

Kewaunee until the time of his illness. The strong military man he was, he  

fought hard for 7 months after being diagnosed with leukemia. He was born  

on May 11, 1944, to the late Edward and Evelyn (Dolyesh) Kalish in Chicago,  



Edward spent 2 years in the United States Army and many years in the Army  

Reserves. He was serving in the Philippines when his daughter Donna was born. After 54 years of only having communication with Donna, he finally had a very joyful meeting with her on Wednesday November  17th. 


Ed is survived by his daughter Donna (Kelly) Prince, Orlando Florida; granddaughter Kira Prince; his neighbor, Michael (Lori) Bultman, Kewaunee. Also, his many loved cats. He is preceded in death by his parents. 


A visitation with family and friends will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Casco on Saturday  December 4, 2021, from 10 am to 11 am. Funeral mass will follow at 11 am with Fr. Daniel Schuster officiating. Full military rites will follow outside of church. Burial will take place at King Veteran Cemetery.  To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit 


Special Thank You to Cheryl Massey, Michael Bultman and Unity Hospice for the great care given to  Edward.


William "Bill" Allen Boettcher

Sturgeon Bay businessman and philanthropist, William “Bill” Allen Boettcher, 91 years of Sturgeon Bay passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021, at Door County Medical Center.


Bill was born October 16, 1930 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Bernard and Alene M. (Olander) Boettcher. He graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1948 before pursuing his education degrees in Physical Education and English from U.W. LaCrosse where he was also a member of the golf team. He served his country during the Korean War and enlisted with the U.S. Army serving as Sgt. Major on the ground in Korea. After returning from Korea, Bill finished his studies at LaCrosse before returning to the family business in Baileys Harbor where he and his father owned and operated the Boettcher Garage selling Ford automobiles, eventually becoming sole owner in 1954. After a chance meeting with Ed Karcz, Bill was offered the Sales Manager position for Karcz Ford in Pulaski where he worked from 1968 – 1972.  He would eventually become partners in Boettcher Nelson and finally Boettcher Automotive in Sturgeon Bay for 40+ years.


On December 14, 1983 he married Kathryn Yvonne Olsen at Bay View Lutheran Church. His first wife, Eunice had passed away in 1982.


Bill was active in various civic and fraternal organizations throughout Door County. Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary, Baileys Harbor and Sturgeon Bay Lions Clubs, the Door County Community Foundation, and the Boys & Girls Club of Door County were beneficiaries of his time, talents, and wisdom as he guided various projects throughout his membership and participation. In addition to enjoying fishing with his family, Bill was an accomplished golfer whose skills and abilities were known throughout the State of Wisconsin as he held various tournament Championship titles. He shared that knowledge and ability as he influenced the lives of many young people through coaching the Sturgeon Bay golf team for many years where respect for your opponent was emphasized. He wasn’t teaching just how to win, but how to lose. “Golf was a way to better their character and help them in all aspects of life”.


Bill’s philosophy at life was simple, “I strive to be better than I am. I don’t need to be the best, just better”.


Survivors include his wife, Kathryn Yvonne Boettcher of Sturgeon Bay; two children, Kelly (Donald “Mike”) Murphy of Sarasota, FL, (and their son, Jason (Jahnella) Murphy), Bobby (Terri) Boettcher of Sturgeon Bay; Yvonne’s children, Rick (Pam) Seiler of Sturgeon Bay, (and their children, Matthew and Jenna), Michael (Marcy) Seiler of Glencoe, IL, ( and their children, Jessica (Aaron) Dubnow, Jillian (Gabe Stellman) Seiler), and Susie Mathias of Scottsdale, AZ (and her son, David Mathias); and five great-grandchildren.


Preceding him in death were his parents, Bernard and Alene Boettcher; his first wife, Eunice; brother, Bob; granddaughter, Marla Murphy; and his best friend and son-in-law, Paul Mathias.


A celebration of Bill’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor with Rev. Gary Scharrig officiating. Military honors will follow the service at the church.


Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery near Sturgeon Bay.


Friends may call on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Visitation will continue Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Immanuel Lutheran Church from 11:00 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.


Those in attendance of the visitations and/or service are asked to wear a face mask. If you have any covid symptoms or are unable to attend, please watch services live (provided Wi-Fi is available, or on taped delay) at Huehns Funeral Home Facebook page.


Memorials may be directed in Bill’s memory to the Boys & Girls Club of Door County and Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor.


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