Obituaries Archives for 2022-01

Emil L. Jandrin

October 1, 1924 – January 20, 2022 

Emil L. Jandrin, 97, Casco, passed away on January 20, 2022. He was born  

on October 1, 1924 to the late Emil and Lucy (Pinchart) Jandrin Sr. On  

October 24, 1944 he married June E. Bouche, she preceded him in death on  

October 31, 2002. Emil was a farmer for many years and also worked for  

the Algoma Hardwoods. He enjoyed wood crafts, playing cards, dancing,  

and taking his beloved dog Jack for walks with the garden tractor. He  

enjoyed visiting with family and friends, really anyone he met. He was a very  

loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and he will be missed by  

everyone. 

Emil is survived by his children, Bonnie (Harold) Koenig of Luxemburg, Barbara Thompson of Kewaunee,  Sue (Pat) Thompson of Kewaunee; 14 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great grandchildren; son-in-law, Tom DeMeuse, and brother-in-law, Howard Renard. He was preceded in death  by his wife June; daughter, Bertha DeMeuse; parents, Emil and Lucy Jandrin; 2 brothers, 6 sisters; as well  as by his mother- father- brothers- and sisters-in-law. 

Visitation will be held at Kinnard Funeral and Cremation Service, Casco (formally Wiesner & Massart  Funeral Home) on Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 3 to 7 p.m. Prayer service will take place at 6:45.  Visitation will continue Friday, January 28, 2022, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Lincoln, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.KinnardFCS.com.

Francis R. Theis

April 12, 1961 – January 23, 2022 

Francis R. Theis, 60, Casco, passed away on January 23, 2022. He was born  

on April 12, 1961, to the late Robert and Valarie (Fett) Theis. On July 8, 1989, 

he married Nancy Cravillion at St. Peter’s in Lincoln. Francis was a machine  

operator for D&S Machines in Luxemburg. In his spare time, he enjoyed  

cutting firewood, spending time with the kids and grandkids, and working  

with animals. 

Francis is survived by his wife, Nancy; children, Tiffany (Trevor) Rass, Andrew  

Theis, Brooke (Colton Simon) Theis; grandchildren, Kinsley Rass, Anya Theis,  

and Waylon Simon; brothers and sisters, Chris (Amber) Theis, Robert Theis, Judy (Larry) Wohlwend, Mary  Medvedeva, Betsy (Kurt) Muchoff; mother-in-law, Marie Cravillion; brother- and sister- in-law, Robert  Cravillion, Sarah (Trevor) Kinnard; as well as by nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his  parents, Robert and Valarie Theis; sister Marion; father-in-law, Richard Cravillion; and one nephew. 

Visitation will be held at Kinnard Funeral and Cremation Service, Casco (formally Wiesner & Massart  Funeral Home) on Sunday, January 30, 2022, from 1 to 4 p.m. Closing prayer service will take place at 3:45. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.KinnardFCS.com.

A special thank you to the staff at St. Vincent’s Hospital and all of his friends at D&S Machine.

Louis "Loui" Jakubiec Sr.

Louis “Loui” Jakubiec Sr., 79, of Goodman died on Thursday, January 20, 2022.  Louis was born on November 18, 1942, to the late Bruno L.  and Frances P. (Przybocki) Jakubiec in Armstrong Creek.

Louis is survived by his six children, Michael Cintron, Green Bay; Evelyn (Roberto) Ramos, MA; Louis Jakubiec Jr., Green Bay; Frances (Timothy) Huempfner, Green Bay; Frank (Laurie) Jakubiec, Green Bay; Arthur (Becky) Jakubiec, Luxemburg; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; the mother of his children, Maria Jakubiec; one sister-in-law, Barbara Jakubiec; many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one son, Joseph Jakubiec; one granddaughter, Jasmine Jakubiec;  one daughter-in-law, Laurie Cintron; two brothers, Frank Jakubiec; Walter Jakubiec.

Friends may call 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.  Funeral 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church, with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery, Armstrong Creek.

McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg is assisting the Jakubiec Family.
www.mcmahonfh.com

Howard D. Daoust

Howard D. Daoust, 96, New Franken, died Tuesday, January 25, 2022.  He was born in New York on July 8, 1925, to the late Omar and Louise (Fugere) Daoust.  On September 6, 1948, he married Dorothy Hazel Sobiek at St. John the Baptist Church, Howard. 

His enjoyments included, gardening, boating, picnics, “tinkering” with many projects and spending quality time with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 73 years, Dorothy and three grandchildren, Lori Tauschek, Lisa (Dan) Johnson, Jodi (Jeromy Deprey) Reinhard; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Claire Van Schyndel; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Sobieck, Jenny Everard, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one daughter and one son-in-law, Barbara and Richard Tauschek; one grandson-in-law, Mark Reinhard; three brothers, Clarence (Marie) Daoust, Joe (Jeneva) Daoust, Leo (Baeb) Daoust; three sisters, Josephine (Anthony) Will, Rita Daoust, Rose (Lambert) Vanden Langenberg; three brothers-in-law, Robert Sobieck, Richard Everard, Harold (Elaine) Sobiek.

Friends may call between 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at St. Kilian Church, New Franken on Monday, January 31, 2022.  Funeral 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.  Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. 

McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg is assisting the Daoust Family.
www.mcmahonfh.com

A special thank you is extended to the staff of Unity Hospice and Anna’s House CBRF, for care given to our family.

Evelyn M. Cook

Evelyn M. Cook, Luxemburg, entered eternal life on Saturday, January 22, 2022.  She was born to this life on September 3, 1930, in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

Evelyn was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother in her 91 years.  She traveled frequently between Wisconsin and Arizona where she touched the lives of people across multiple generations, fondly remembered as “Grandma Cook” to many.  We will remember Evelyn for her loving, easy-going nature and her love for her family.  It did not matter where she was, she would be active in sewing and quilting groups, putting her time and talents into her work for others to enjoy.  She will be forever in our hearts and greatly missed!

Survivors include three children, Barbara (Mike) Williams, Bev Zimmerman, David (Sherry) Cook; four grandchildren, Andy (Chris) Zimmerman, Adam (Stacy) Zimmerman, Jennifer (Daniel) Stowe, Caitey (Evan) Goudy; six great grandchildren, Tyler, Devon, Ally, Dylan, Tanner and Harper.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cook; and one grandson, Brandon Zimmerman.

As per Evelyn’s wishes a private ceremony will be held at a later date.

McMahon Funeral Home is assisting the Cook Family.
www.mcmahonfh.com

Words will not wipe away our tears
And hugs may not ease the pain
We will hold onto our memories
Where forever they will remain
Author Unknown

Kay L. Fulwiler

Kay L. Fulwiler, 64, Algoma, passed away, Friday, January 21, 2022 at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee after a lengthy illness.
She was born April 12, 1957 in Algoma to Ken and Shirley (Bathke) Haack.  
Kay was a graduate of the Algoma High School in 1975.  She was employed at a number of places, including a Holiday Inn, the Algoma Hospital, Algoma Hardwoods and Wisconsin Label.  
Kay married Dave Fulwiler in Algoma on August 26, 1983.  After their third child Kay decided to be a stay at home mom to raise their children.  
Kay's main love in life was her family, then shopping, going to concerts, including SummerFest, decorating, wrapping presents, crafting, watching old movies on TCM, spending time with her dogs and a love and fascination with Sloths.  
Kay is survived by her husband Dave of 38 years, two daughters Allison Fulwiler, Alexa Fulwiler and son Jesse Fulwiler; her parents Ken and Shirley Haack; siblings Kim (Dennis) Zima, Tom Haack and Peter (Vonnie) Haack; mother-in-law Kitty Fulwiler; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Terry (Kris) Fulwiler, Sara (Tom) Hahn, Dan (Mary) Fulwiler, Russ (Kathy) Fulwiler and Mary (Tom) Grovogel; neices and nephews and a special thank you to Jenny Schmidt and her daughter Breanne for all the care and support given to Kay and her family during her illness.  Kay was preceded in death by her father-in-law Raymond Fulwiler and Godmother Mary Stangel.
Family and friends may call at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma, on Monday, January 31, 2022 from 4 PM to 8 PM and then after 9 AM Tuesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Algoma until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM with Rev. Anthony Birdsall   officiating.   Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.
Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Kay's tribute page at www.schinderlefuneralhome.com.

Anna M. Dahms

Anna Mae Dahms, 79, of Forestville, died peacefully at home with family by her side on Jan. 24, 2022.  She was born July 10, 1942, in Green Bay to the late Gerald and Ruby (Collins) Flavion.  On August 17, 1968, she married Daniel J. Dahms at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville.

 

Anna Mae worked at Green Bay Packaging, and Emerson Motors in Sturgeon Bay until her retirement in 2001.  She enjoyed gardening, playing Bingo and gambling, fishing with her husband, collecting frogs and spending time with her family.  She was a loving mother to her three children.

 

Survivors include her husband; three children, Kim (Todd) Miller, Sue Dahms, and Sherry (Brian) Buhr; three grandchildren, Katie (Kory) Nell, Ashley Whitford (Jarred Pribek), Kordell Draves (Erica Griep); three sisters, Diane (Dennis) Junion, Joan (Tom) Salentine, Colleen (Dave) Tymus; in-laws, Marlene (Kipp) Raether, Larry (Mary Ann) Dahms, Margaret (Ray) Badovski.  She was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law; two brothers, Russell Flavion, and Gaylord Flavion.

 

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday January 28, 2022, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville with Rev. Christopher Jackson officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Special thanks to Unity Hospice for the wonderful care and support.

Audrey C. Bostwick

Audrey C. Bostwick, 92, Dyckesville, died Thursday morning, January 20, 2022, at St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay.  She was born in Thiry Daems on November 25, 1929, to the late Raymond J.  and Mayme S. (Boulanger) Gilson.  She married Robert O. Bostwick on November 28, 1956, at St. Hubert Church, Rosiere.  He preceded her in death, February 14, 2004. 

Audrey was a caregiver by nature, always putting others before herself.  She loved to travel, enjoy life and especially spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include four children, Paula (Steve) Griffin, New London; Debra Wallace, Bonduel; Todd (Lisa) Bostwick, Rosiere; Thomas (Debi) Bostwick, Luxemburg; eight grandchildren, Chad (Joy) Griffin, Dawn Griffin, Tyler (Samantha) Griffin, Chantell (Andy) Herzfeldt, Zach Wallace, Dana Wallace, Jeremy (Alexia) Bostwick, Jamie (special friend, Melody) Bostwick; twelve great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Charlotte Gilson; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Myron Gilson; one sister, Germaine (Bill) Lazansky; two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law, Marjorie (Lloyd) Jilot, Betty Bostwick; her father-in law and mother-in-law, Tom and Sarah Bostwick.
 

Friends may call 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville, on Monday, January 24, 2022.  Funeral 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the church with Rev. Ted Hendricks officiating.  Burial in St. Louis Cemetery, Dyckesville.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, Luxemburg is assisting the Bostwick Family.  www.mcmahonfh.com

A special thank you is extended to the Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Squad along with the staff of St. Vincent Hospital, for care given to our family when needed.

Thank you Mom for everything.  We love you!

 

Glen P. Depeau

It is with heavy hearts that we lay to rest our beloved Brother, Uncle and Great Uncle, Glen P. Depeau, 75, died on Sunday Morning, January 16, 2022, in New Franken.

He was born January 29, 1946, in Champion, Wisconsin, to the late Cecil J. and Helen A. (Geurts) Depeau.

 

He was a graduate of Luxemburg High School, home of the Blue Jays.  He retired from Heat and Frost Insulators in Wisconsin, after 40 plus years.  Glen was a long- time member of Ducks Unlimited in Luxemburg.  His love to watch sports was never ending, the Packers, the Badgers, the Brewers, Nascar Racing and Golf.  He enjoyed spending time with his friends bowling and golfing along with lunch afterwards!  His beautiful yard was attributed to his love of flowers.

He is survived by two sisters, Judy Gilson, Donna (Mike) Jacobs, all of New Franken; five nieces and nephews, Dale (Renee) Depeau, Brian (Rachel) Depeau, Brenda Depeau, Mike (Amanda) Jacobs and Andy Jacobs; five great nieces and nephews, Miles, Rubie, Ryker, Addy and Lily.

He was preceded in death by his brother Gary Depeau and one brother-In-Law Leonard Gilson. 

Friends may call between 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at St. Joseph Church, Champion.  Funeral 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church, with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.  Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, Luxemburg is assisting the Depeau family.  www.mcmahonfh.com.

We would like to send a special “Thank You” to the staff at Anna’s House and Unity Hospice for all the kind care given to Glen.  You were all Angels sent to take care of Glen and family, Thank you so much.


In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in Glen’s Name.

Don Mraz

Don Mraz, 81, Algoma, passed away January 18, 2022. He left his earthly life to be with God and his family in Heaven to wait for us when we come. He was born December 19, 1940 to Esther and Richard Mraz. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He graduated from Algoma High School 1958. 
Don served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1962.  
He was United in marriage on January 8, 1966 to Carol Schnell. 
He and his wife Carol were the owner and operators of Frost Valley Orchard. He was a master electrician and retired in 2002. He was a member of IBEW local 158, a lifetime member of the American Legion, a lifetime member of VFW veterans of foreign wars (Korea) Post 15051, and a lifetime member of the Am Vets. During his working career he helped build the Seattle space needle, worked on the renovation of the Green Bay Packer stadium, Kewaunee Nuclear Plant and Renovation of the Charmin paper company.
He was a mentor and great friend to many, he had very strong faith. He loved fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family. He was an avid hunter, and took any chance he could to hunt, leading him to once hunt pheasant while serving in Korea in an open field that turned out to be a live minefield. 
Don will be greatly missed and is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Carol, his four children,  Dawn (Tim) Hytry, Joy (Jeff) Lecomte, Shawn (Julie) Mraz, Traci (Jason) Wits, and grandchildren Brock, Heather, Mccoy, Lauren and Charles.
He is further survived by his siblings, Jim (Val) Mraz, Diane (Jan) Koebke, Ken (Lynn) Mraz, Linda (David Bice) Mraz and Rick Mraz
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Sue, sister-in-law Debbie, niece Jacqueline and two nephews Max and Chris
Family and friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME, Algoma,  Friday, January 28, 2022 from  4:00 PM until the time of the Prayer Service at 7:00 PM and burial will take place, Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Cemetery, Maplewood.
Express your sympathy, pictures and memories of Don on his tribute page at www.schinderlefuneralhome.com

Michael W. Krueger

Michael W. Krueger, 65, of Forestville, passed away at home on Jan. 17, 2022.  He was born Oct. 9, 1956, at a Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Florida to Edward and Carol (Olson) Krueger.  On June 7, 2003, he married Carol Philipp at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.

 

Michael worked at Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay for 42 years.  After he retired, he worked with his son at Lawn and Landscape Specialists.  Michael enjoyed hunting and fishing, food, and playing sheepshead with his buddies.  He also enjoyed following the Packers, Brewers and Bucks.  Michael loved spending time at his 20 acres of land with his companion Dakota and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

 

Survivors include his wife Carol, 3 children, Jason Krueger (Krista), Sturgeon Bay, Julie (Cory) Cmeyla, Forestville, and Connie (Cheryl) Neuzil, Algoma; 6 grandchildren, Kayla (Drew), Robyn (Jeremy), Zachary, Tyler, Claire, and Brooklyn; 3 great-grandchildren, Brayden, Kinley, and Lincoln; his parents, Ed and Carol Krueger; 3 brothers, Mark (Jean), Rick (Lily) and Randy (Karen); nieces, nephews, and the Pine Lake Gang.

 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, 2 stepchildren, Jessica and Megan,  a great-grandson, Gabriel; and his bird dog Copper.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, Jan. 21, 2022, at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Burial will be in the Forestville Town Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Thursday from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  A prayer service is scheduled at 7:00 pm that evening.  Visitation will continue at 10:00 a.m. on Friday until the time of services.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Door CANcer Inc. or to Unity  Hospice.

 

Special thanks to Crystal and Christine of Unity Hospice, and Door County Cancer Center, especially the P.A., Eric for the wonderful care and support given to Michael.

David D. "Fudd" Wiegand

David D. “Fudd” Wiegand, 68, of Casco, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at Bellin Memorial Hospital in Green Bay.

 

He was born November 10, 1953 in Algoma, son of the late Charles “Chuck” Ernest and Ada (Lloyd) Wiegand. Dave graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1972, where he enjoyed wrestling and playing fullback (#32) for the Clippers. Following graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy. He went to work as a mechanic in the military and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge in 1976. He is a recipient of the National Defense Service Medal and was an expert at handling an M16.

 

In 1975, while stationed in Gulfport, Mississippi, he married Kim Jolene Bennett. While their love story didn’t last forever, it did bless them with three sons and eight grandchildren. They eventually relocated to Sturgeon Bay where Dave worked for the family business, Wiegand Oil Company. Dave would lead Wiegand Oil Heating & Cooling, opting to operate out of the garage as opposed to an office so he was free to smoke his Winstons, turn up the volume, and use colorful language. Dave then moved the family to Algoma where he spent years managing Wiegand Amoco, a full-service station, before opening his own business, Temp-Rite Heating & Cooling.

 

Dave was a leader and was involved in many aspects of his sons lives while they were growing up: coaching little league baseball, serving as a Den Leader for Cub Scouts, and taking care of the boys’ friends. The door to the Wiegand house was wide open. It was both a safe and wild sanctuary for those who needed it. All were welcome at Dave’s grill, where he was more than generous with his BBQ chicken. He was animated during Packer games and appreciated the company of his sons during those four quarters, even on the occasions when they cheered the opposing team. Above all else, he valued quality father and son time, whether that involved camping, joining him on his softball team, shooting darts, or circling a pool table in a tavern. It’s also worth mentioning that he endured his share of hardships, probably none greater than parenting a child throughout his battle with cancer. He seemed most at peace while camping in the calm of Potawatomi State Park, where he spent decades pitching tents, hiking, fishing, drinking coffee, and listening to the Brewers on the radio. He later married Donna Grovogel, who kept him good company in the woods and along the shores he was so fond of. Truth be told, Dave revered the loners in life. He loved those westerns about a man with no name. He went his own way. He once wrote: “sometimes I treasure being an island.” His anthem of choice was “Take the Long Way Home” by Supertramp.

    

In addition to the customers he generously served, Dave will be missed by his sons, Jason (Katie) of Ankeny, Iowa, Sean (Nicole Frank) of Two Rivers, and Kent (Deanna Walker) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; grandchildren, Cierra, Julius, Ivy, Leon, Charles, Braeden, Peyton, and Emarie; brothers, Dan (Patti), Dale (Debbie), and Duane (Missy); and beloved dog, Sarge.

     He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ada Wiegand and siblings, Charles and Sylvia Wiegand.

    

In honor of his wishes, no formal services will be held. His sons are planning a reunion for family and friends to huddle around a fire and share stories, most likely to be held in summer of ’22. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of Potawatomi State Park (www.runwild.org). 

    

The family would like to thank Brittany Wiegand, Larry, and the staff at Bellin Hospital for their part in providing Dave comfort in his time of need.

    

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

Wade Weckler

Wade E. Weckler, 53 of the Town of Nasewaupee, Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly while at Door County Medical Center on Saturday morning January 15, 2022.

 

He was born April 6, 1968, in Sturgeon Bay the son of Orville and Laurel (Wessel) Weckler. Wade graduated from Southern Door High School in 1986 before attending Auto Body Mechanic School at NWTC. He worked in and around the auto industry all his life. Wade owned and operated Weckz Transport for many years. For the past six years he has worked for Auto Zone in Sturgeon Bay. Wade loved to race stock cars with his father and with Denil Racing and was well known on the track as “Wade the Weapon”.

    

On April 9, 2010, he married Heidi Lynn Vannieuwenhoven in Sturgeon Bay. Surviving family includes his wife, Heidi; two daughters, Hayleigh Vannieuwenhoven, Emmahlynn Weckler; his mother, Laurel Wessel of Sturgeon Bay; sister, Tammy (Renee McWhirter) Sternard of Forestville; nieces and nephews, Brady, Shaun, Abi Tooley; and his godson, Tyler Wallace.

    

Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    

If you have any flu symptoms, please stay at home. View the service live on Huehns Funeral Home Facebook page at 7:00 p.m. For those attending, masks are suggested, hand sanitizer will be provided, and please observe social distancing.

    

Our family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Door County Medical Center for the care extended to Wade.

    

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

James Baux

James Joseph Baux, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on Jan. 15, 2022.  He was born Dec. 31, 1941 in Chicago to Joseph and Clara (Rubel) Baux.

 

James married the love of his life, Nancy Clark, on Sept. 7, 1975 at Big Woods Congregational Church in Warrenville, IL.  They moved to Door County in 1984 to pursue his career in fine art and became one of Door County’s premier artists.  He became the Door County Art League’s first president in 1987 and designed the League’s logo.

 

James’s formal studies included both commercial and fine art at the School of Design, Ray-Vogue, in Chicago, IL the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn IL, the Chicago Art Institute, and international designer J.W. Huber.

 

The essence of one of James’s favorite quotes by William Blake is reflected in his artwork: “To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour”.

 

James is survived by and will be greatly missed by his wife, Nancy.

 

Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family.  Special thanks to Unity Hospice for the wonderful care and support.

Jack McDonald

Jack Harold McDonald, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Jan. 13, 2022, at Aurora Bay Care Center in Green Bay with his family by his side.  He was born Oct. 1, 1941, in Wausau to Harold “Mac” and Susan (Mayer) McDonald.  On Dec. 1, 1962, he married Paulette Marie Gotchy in Knowlton, Wisconsin.

Jack enjoyed golfing, camping, deer hunting and walking at least 5 miles a day. He also enjoyed time spent with his friends at the Greystone.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, 2 daughters, Renee (Nick Wauters) Walker, Green Bay, and Michelle (Paul Weber) McDonald, Lake Havasu City, AZ; 4 grandchildren, Cassandra (Mike) DeBauche, Jeffrey Grovogel, Jason McDonald, Katie (Kyle) Walker-Hoosier, 5 great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Harper, Lennox, Emerson, and Raelynn; 3 siblings, Connie Hume, Marge (Frank) Morris, and Glen (Alice) McDonald; 2 sisters-in-law, Paulette McDonald and Judith McDonald.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law, Thelma Gotchy; siblings, Rodney McDonald, Mary (Patrick) Geier, Patrick McDonald, Thomas McDonald; brother-in-law, John Hume.

A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.  Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family with arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Special thanks to Cynthia, Hope, Alaina, and Chelsea at Aurora Bay Care for their wonderful care and support.

 

Joan Schneider

     Joan May Schneider, 90, of the Town of Nasewaupee, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, January 10, 2022.

     She was born August 30, 1931 in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, daughter of the late Robert Herbert and Adelaide (Brennan) Miller. Joan worked as librarian for Southern Door County School District. She was married to the ancient mariner, Chester Clayton Schneider Jr. In 1975, the family sailed from Sturgeon Bay, down to Milwaukee and Chicago, to the Mississippi River which took them through the Gulf and the Caribbean before coming back on the St. Lawrence Seaway and landed at their newly built home on Island Circle Drive. Joan was a professional shell collector and chore designator, even earning the affectionate nickname, “Chores”. She loved crafting, knitting, and collecting antiques. Joan was a member of Hainesville Lutheran Church.

     Joan is survived by her three sons, Jeffrey Clayton Schneider, Chester Clayton (Nancy Jane) Schneider III, and Mark Robert Schneider; “adopted” son, Bob Johnston; grandchildren, Megan (Jeremy) Hermanson and Jeffrey (Katie) Schneider Jr.; great-grandchildren, Eleanor Schneider, Jersey Hermanson, and Royce Hermanson; and sister-in-law, Rae Miller; former daughter-in-law, Janice Udy Schneider.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert H. Miller Jr.; sister, Nancy (Eddie) Houdek and daughter-in-law, Ann Schneider.

     In honor of Joan’s wishes, no formal services will be held.

     The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Sandy Peterson, Joan’s caretaker, for her years of dedication, hard work, and support.

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC of Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Schneider family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Joan may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

Kilton Vandenhouten

Kilton Vandenhouten, 92, of Brussels, passed away on Jan. 13, 2022.  He was born April 4, 1929 in Brussels to William and Madeline (Deterville) Vandenhouten.  He served his country in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955.  On Nov. 4, 1954, he married Monica Mary Kinnard at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Lincoln.

Kilton retired from James River Paper Mill after 38 years of employment.  He also had a dairy farm while he worked at the paper mill. During his retirement, he enjoyed helping his son on the farm, cutting his lawn, and watching football.  Kilton was a long time and active member of St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels.  He was also a member of the Forestville-Maplewood American Legion.  He loved spending time with his family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Monica, four children, Lynn (Robert) Maggle, Sturgeon Bay, Michael (Terri) Vandenhouten, Brussels, Ann (Dennis) Kozlovsky, Green Bay, and Mary (John) Spude, Brussels; 9 grandchildren, Tom (Kayla) Maggle, Kurt Maggle, Marc (Sarah) Vandenhouten, Daniel (Jen) Vandenhouten, Nicole (Morgan) Kozlovsky, Lee (Bridget) Spude, Jared (Amanda) Spude, Katherine (Eric) Lardinois, Luke (Amber) Spude; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Glory Wautlet, Julie Loritz, 2 brothers, Wallace (Erna) Vandenhouten and Gary (Lori) VandenHouten; in-laws,  Vincent (Darlene) Kinnard, Marvin (Donna) Kinnard, Sharon Kinnard, and Allen (Dotty) Kinnard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son Lee, grandson Andy Maggle, sister-in-law, Doris Kinnard, brothers-in-law, Mark Kinnard, Norbert Kinnard, Robert Loritz, and parents-in-law, William and Lucy Kinnard.

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, Jan. 17, 2022 at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels.  Burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery with military honors.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Sunday from 3:00-6:00 pm.  Visitation will continue at the church on Monday from 10:00 am until the time of mass.  A prayer service is scheduled for 5:30 pm on Sunday. 

Special thanks to “Dad’s angels” at Angel’s Touch Assisted Living in DePere and to the staff at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility for the wonderful care and support.

 

LeRoy Gordon Nelson

 LeRoy Gordon Nelson (Gordy), 94, passed away in the comfort of his home January 11, 2022. He was born August 5, 1927, to John E. and Anna (Birkeland) Nelson, in the very room in which he passed, completing a full circle of life. Gordy spent his entire life on the Century Farm near Newport State Park except for a short stint in the Army Air Corp during WWII, and a couple of semesters at UW Oshkosh where he met the love of his life, Donna M. Sherman. They married on July 6, 1957. Together, with his parents they worked the family dairy farm until they purchased the property from them in 1962, and continued farming until they sold the cattle in 1981. During that time, Gordy was also the substitute mail carrier for Ellison Bay for a number of years before taking that position full time until his retirement. He was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church/Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church and he served on the Liberty Grove Town Board and the Liberty Grove Mutual Fire Insurance Board for a number of years. Gordy and Donna raised three children and enjoyed 59 years together until Donna’s passing in December 2016.

     Gordy may have given up cattle at a “young” age, but he never lost his love of the land and farming. He and Donna worked hard to maintain their beautiful property and were often hosts to many visitors where everyone enjoyed coffee or a beer and fellowshipping on the wrap around porch or in their cozy kitchen. Gordy was the quiet one, never feeling awkward in the silence. He smiled often, chuckled frequently, hummed constantly, especially when working on a project. When walking any distance became too strenuous for him, he invested in a golf cart which he would drive all around his farm and over to visit neighbors. He loved being outdoors and his independence. When cold weather wouldn’t permit any more excursions, Gordy had a favorite spot in a chair by the window at the kitchen table. From there he could look out on the entire farm and even view traffic on the road to Newport. He kept himself busy knitting his famous dishcloths, completing word search puzzles and when Christmas rolled around he was known for his Norwegian cookies called “krumkake” made individually on his grandma’s krumkake iron.

     There really aren’t enough words to express what a wonderful man Gordy was. He worked hard, he loved deeply, he was humble and wise, and never spoke ill of anyone. He had a sweet sense of humor, always enjoying a chuckle over quirky little things. He was truly “the salt of the earth.” His presence filled a room with warmth and the house is very empty now without him. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

     Gordy was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna; his wife, Donna; his brothers, Robert and Edward Nelson; his sister, Agnes Smith and their spouses. He is survived by his two sons, Jim Nelson of Madison and Scott (Dawn) Nelson of Suamico; and a daughter, Karen (Jim) Sporrer of Ellison Bay. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Johnny (Marie) Nelson (Milwaukee), Mollie (Paulie) Stickler (Menasha), Matthew Nelson (Appleton), Kimberly (Scott) Frederiksen (Marinette), Kyle (Chelsea) Hurkmans (Menominee, MI) and Nathan and Kiersten Nelson (Suamico), four great grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and seven step-great grandchildren.

     A celebration of Gordy’s life and legacy will take place at his home on the farm this coming summer. The date and details will be announced later.

     In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of your choice in honor of Gordy.

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

 

Tex J. Dellis

“Tex” Larry Joseph Dellis, 77, Casco, passed away on January 7, 2022. Tex was born on September 25, 1944, to the late Joseph and Mable (Vandervest) Dellis. He married Margaret Becker on May 31, 1975, she preceded him in death on May 24, 2009. Tex worked for GTE for over 35 years as a lineman, but spent his life as a farmer. As a child he spent a lot of his time with Robert Opicka then later in life once married, he along with Margaret, they loved to travel and continued accumulating his collection
of tractors.


Throughout his life he accumulated over 100 tractors mostly John Deere and later in life Allis Chalmers. He loved sitting with friends and family looking at the online auctions for more tractors as well as going to farm auctions. He was a member of the 2-cylinder club, and had a love for Palomino Horses. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. Tex is survived by his brother, Joseph Dellis; sister, Mary Ann Olson; Nieces, Debbie (Tim) Lusk, Dawn (Jeff) Jindra, Karen (Jesse) Goddard, and Kristine (DeLlayne) Wippich; Nephews, Dean (Cindy) Olson, Jeff (Elsa)
Olson; Aunt, Sister Martin; Great Nieces and Nephews, Annika and Marina Olson, Tristan and Collin Jindra, Ethan and “Sweetie” Clara Mae Lusk, Adyson and Tanner Goddard, Ann Olson, Aidan, Claire, and Maggie Wippich; godchild Mike (Chrissy) Heim; special friend Patti; Also survived by his many friends.


Preceded by his wife Margaret Becker, his parents Joseph and Mable (Vandervest) Dellis; father- and mother-in-law, Lawrence and Lydia Becker; sister-in-law, Dolores Dellis, and brother-in-law, Richard Olson.


Visitation will be held at Kinnard Funeral and Cremation Service, Casco (formally Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home) on Friday January 14, 2022, from 4 to 7 p.m. Prayer service will take place at 6:45.


Visitation will continue Saturday January 15, 2022, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Casco, from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Daniel Schuster officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

 

Ellen A. Boulanger

Ellen A. Boulanger, 88, Luxemburg, passed away at home on January 10, 2022.
Ellen was born on March 12, 1933, to the late John and Ida (Draye) Cravillion.


She married Randall Boulanger on March 9, 1978, at Lincoln Gospel Chapel. He
preceded her in death on September 20, 2020. Ellen was a dairy farmer who
loved all things farming and outside. She worked her whole life milking until she
was 72 years old. Ellen had a love for all animals, especially the family pets. Her
favorite relaxation was watching her favorite TV shows, Little House on the
Prairie, Highway to Heaven, and the Golden Girls.


Ellen is survived by her son, Dale (Teresa) Massart; daughter-in-law, Nancy
Massart; seven grandchildren, Julie (Steve) Caelwaerts, Shawn (Jessica) Massart, Joshua (Mary) Kohlbeck, Amy (Robert) Polster, Kimberly (Travis) Bergene, Jodi (Chip) Koppein, Mollie (Chris) Massart; 17 great- grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Marie Kroening and Elsie Lemens. She is preceded in death by her husband, Randall Boulanger; son, Richard Massart; parents, John & Ida Cravillion; brother, Gordon Cravillion, sisters, Rita (Alois) Treml, Laura (Orville) Massart; brothers-in-law, Melvin Kroening and Donald Lemens; and by her grandson-in-law, Aaron Brenneke.


Visitation will be held on Saturday, January 15, 2022, from 9:00-11:00 am at St. Louis Catholic Church – Dyckesville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am with Fr. Rommel Rodriguez Dacoco officiating. Burial will take place on Monday January 17, 2022, at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services (formerly Wiesner & Massart Funeral Homes) is assisting the family. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.KinnardFCS.com. A special thank you to the family who helped care for Ellen over the past 10 years. 

Clinton Paape

Clinton Charles Paape, 63, Algoma, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 11, 2022 in Milwaukee right before he was to have heart surgery   He was born in April 20, 1958 in Algoma to Ralph and Arlene (Butterfield) Paape.  


Clinton attended the Algoma High School until 1976.  He stated his working career at DorCo in Sturgeon Bay were he worked for about five years.  He met is forever wife Debbie George there and they were married June 17, 1978.  Clinton then worked at Olsonite in Algoma for 24 years until the plant shut down.  Then for the last 20 years until the present he was working at NEW Plastics in Luxemburg.  


Clinton's most passion in life was spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren.  Walking on the Algoma Boardwalk with granddaughter, Lillie, computer games and checkers with the other grandchildren, loved to play basketball with his sons and they could never beat their dad.  His other biggest passion was woodworking.  


Clinton is survived by his wife of 43 years, Debbie, five children Tammy Kruse, Christopher Paape(fiancee' Terry), Taylor Paape, Alexsis (Tony) Eigner and Nathan Paape (Amber Carlton); nine grandchildren Kurt, Kyle, William, Lillie, Sidney, Allie, Bentley, Phoenix and Kingstin; two sisters Brenda Kruse and Nora Paape.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant sister and brother Jennifer and Lee and two other brothers Calvin and Clifford.


There will be a public visitation, Saturday, Jan 15, 2022 at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 11:00 AM until the time of family and friends saying a few words in memory of Clinton starting at 1:00 PM.  


Burial will take place at a later time in the Evergreen Cemetery.


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

Beatrice E. Charnetski

Beatrice E. Charnetski, 84, of Sister Bay, passed peacefully Monday January 10, 2022 at Door County Medical Center with family by her side.

     Bea was born August 21, 1937 in Sister Bay the daughter of the late Clement and Lena (Maccaux) Hugenroth. She graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1955 and in that same year, married Kenneth J. Charnetski on October 1, 1955 at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church in Baileys Harbor, when he returned from his military service. Bea worked for Dr. Farmer’s office in Sister Bay for many years until one day she told Ken that she wanted to buy a grocery store. Ken approved and later that day, she bought Beach Road Market. She and Ken also owned the Standard Station and Bait Shop in Sister Bay, and later worked at the Village Clothing Store.

     Bea loved people and helping those in need. She and Ken even took into their home those folks who fell on hard times and helped them even though it may have been tough on their own life. Each year she looked forward to girl time spent with her daughters in Green Bay during deer hunting seasons. But all this paled in comparison to her love of Christmas time, and decorating every inch of their home, inside and out. Bea enjoyed bowling on different teams over the years and times that afforded at the Sister Bay Bowl. She loved nature and music as she spent time playing guitar in her homes back yard.

     Survivors include her husband, Ken; daughter, Lisa Dorow of Green Bay; four granddaughters, Rhonda (Shawn) Moore, Sierra Dorow, Alexa Dorow, Kendra Dorow; and one great-grandson, Emerson; brothers, James (Sharon) Hugenroth, Clement (Mary) Hugenroth, both of Green Bay and Robert Schultz Jr of Baileys Harbor. The joy her grandchildren, and the addition of her great-grandson, brought to her life was immeasurable. Bea always looked forward to their visits and video chats, they were her world.

     Preceding her in death were her parents; stepfather, Robert Schultz Sr.; two daughters, Vicky Daubner, and Bonny Charnetski.

     A funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Stella Maris Parish-Sister Bay site with Fr. Thomas Farrell officiating. Burial will be at St. Rosalia’s Cemetery.

     Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m.

     “Our family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks of gratitude to the entire staff at Door County Medical Center for the kind and compassionate care shown to Bea, and all of our family, during her stay there.”

     Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Charnetski family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Beatrice may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

 

Donald Leo VanDreese, Jr.

Donald Leo VanDreese Jr., 68, of Algoma passed away at Algoma Long Term Unit on January 11, 2022.  He was born March 11, 1953 in Sturgeon Bay to Donald and LaVerne (Milke) VanDreese Sr.

After high School, Don worked at P.B.I and then at the Dorchester Nursing Home. For a while, he lived and worked in Horse Cave, Kentucky, where he met his wife Dorice.  After she passed away, he returned to Door County to be near his family. 

Donald enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, working on trucks, and following the stock car races.

He is survived by two sisters, Donna VanDreese and Pat Henke, both of Sturgeon Bay; nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son David, brother Richard, nephew Timothy Sternard and niece Bethany VanDreese.

Private family services will be conducted. Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Myra Benzow

Myra “Jo” Benzow

Myra “Jo” Sanford Noble-Benzow, 99, Sturgeon Bay passed away Jan. 9, 2022.  “Jo” was born on October 24,1922, in Lander, WY to Chauncey and Kathryn (Mills) Noble.  She was raised on Red Bluff Ranch.  There she learned the importance of hard work.  Once she stated she never minded any work she could do off the back of a horse.

Jo met Arne Benzow in July of 1943, while he was serving in the U.S. Army.  They wed on Christmas Eve 1943, in Cheyenne, WY.  After WW II ended, they returned to Sturgeon Bay, with their two young twin daughters, where they settled and raised their growing family.  Divorcing in 1973.

In the early 70’s Jo went back to school and became an LPN working in a Green Bay hospital until her retirement, when she returned to Sturgeon Bay.  Jo was an avid contributor to the Door County Advocate opinion column, forewarning many things that have now come true.

She leaves to mourn her passing but rejoicing in her victory of everlasting life: Sandra (Kenneth) Adams, Candace (Kurt) Hoffman, Cynthia (Thomas) Mueller, Linda (Armand) Nault, Jeffrey (Carri) Benzow and Stephen (Jane) Benzow.  Numerous Grandchildren, Great-Grandchildren and Great, Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews.  Jo was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters and their spouses, two brothers and their spouses, a still born sister and Grandson Stuart Hagen, Granddaughter Joy (Hagen) Wilds, Brother and sister-in-law Rollie and Genevieve (Schumacher) Benzow.

Jo will be laid to rest in Mount Hope Cemetery, on a hill overlooking Lander, WY near her family members. 

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2022, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, WI with Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home on Friday.  Memorials may be directed St. Peter’s Lutheran School, who’s students sent her numerous cards and pieces of artwork.

Our thanks to the Angels that tended to Mom at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. If Mom could say one more statement to you all it would be “I love you!”

 

Donna Marie Delwiche

Donna Marie Delwiche 79, of Luxemburg, passed away on January 5, 2022, at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Green Bay.  She was born July 27, 1942, in Red River to Arnold and Doris (Agamaite) Baudhuin.   On July 29, 1961, she married Roy R. Delwiche in Duvall.

In 1960, Donna attended and graduated from beauty culture school in Green Bay.  She worked as a beautician in Brussels for 43 years, retiring at the age of 70.  Donna loved her work, celebrating Christmas, taking vacations, Sunday dinners and making blankets for her family.  Donna especially loved her family with all her heart and soul.

Survivors include her husband; two children, Tammy (Joe) Gigot, Lincoln; Terina (Chris) Luedtke, Duvall; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Delwiche, Brussels; nine grandchildren, Megan (Jeremy), Luke (Carolyn), Cody (Mindy), Tyler (Amanda), Nic (Katie), Dylan (Julia), Wyatt (fiancé, Summer), Cole (Fiance,Lexi), and Chloe; ten great-grandchildren; in-laws, Ronald Delwiche and Wayne (Sue) Delwiche.  She was preceded by her parents, a son, Troy Delwiche and sister-in-law Suzanne Delwiche.

Funeral services will be 11:30 am Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022, at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels.  Burial will be in St. Mary of the Snow Cemetery in Namur.  Friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 am until the time of service.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Audrey Alberts

“Death is to know the embrace of the One who held us all our life”. Marie LeClerc Laux SSND
 

We lost our beloved mother, grandmother, and sister Audrey Emma Alberts, as she passed away peacefully on Friday, January 7, 2022, in Green Bay with her sons by her side.
 

She was born on February 21, 1929, in West Allis, WI, the second child of Walter and Alvina (Benedickson) Miller.  She moved to Door County with her parents at an early age to the farm in Forestville and graduated from high school in 1947. Audrey was swept off her feet by Dennis Alberts, and they were married on November 6, 1948, in Milwaukee.  They were blessed with two sons, Gary and David, and they enjoyed many years gardening attending sporting events, and actively participating in the lives of her children and grandchildren.
 

Her life revolved around her family and God. Many Christmas celebrations were centered around the family dinner table at their home in Forestville, complete with visits by Santa!  Making lefse and quilting at Tanum-Forest Lutheran Church, painting, and attending craft shows were only a few of the things that brought her joy.  A deck of cards (new) was never far away, and she could hold up her end of the table in sheepshead (despite what Dennis thought!). She worked at Emerson Motor Company in Sturgeon Bay until her retirement, and after Dennis’ passing in 2009 moved to Sister Bay for a time to be closer to family prior to relocating to Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dennis, parents, her brother Jim and his wife Joyce, and brothers-in-law Arnie Destree and Eddie Schwartz.  Audrey lives on in the hearts of her sons, Gary (Kathy), and Dave (Anne), and her grandchildren, Jamie, Ben, Jordan, Tim, Emma, and Olivia.  She also survived by 5 great grandchildren, Jeffrey, Allison, Ashley, Marcus, and Cece, two sisters, Joyce Destree and Pat Schwartz, and extended family.  We will remember her gentle ways, kindness, and compassion.
 

Special thanks to Pam Miller, and her caregivers at Helping Hearts Assisted Living in Luxemburg, and Care for All Ages in Green Bay.  Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family with arrangements, and memorials in her name may be given to Tanum-Forest Evangelical Luther Church at 6102 County Hwy. OO in Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.  Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Audrey can be made at forbesfuneralhome.com.  She will be laid to rest next to Dennis at the Nicolet Memorial Gardens on Bay Settlement Road in Green Bay with immediate family only, and a celebration of her life in planned to for summer of 2022.

Kelly A. Fehl

Kelly A. Fehl, 49, of Carlsville, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Door County Medical Center.

     

Kelly was born January 10, 1972 to Kary and Mary (Jorns) Fehl in Sturgeon Bay. Kelly attended Sevastopol School and graduated with the class of 1990, where she competed as a gifted athlete and was a 9-time varsity letter recipient. She was a state champion in both volleyball and track.

     

After high school, Kelly attended Marion College receiving a police science degree, and later, a practical nursing degree from NWTC.

     

Most recently, Kelly loved to watch her 7-month-old great-niece, Gracie Mae. Prior to this time, she worked as a park ranger at Whitefish Dunes State Park and a school aid at Sevastopol High School, which she enjoyed before attending nursing school.

     

In her spare time, Kelly liked to be outdoors, working in her garden, and snowmobiling with the love of her life, Travis. Her most endearing quality was the motherly love she had for her family making sure everyone was well taken care of beyond herself. 

     Kelly will be lovingly remembered by her mother, Mary Fehl; fiancé, Travis Krauel and his sons, Dominic and Kevin; three siblings [and their families], Keith (Patti) Fehl [their sons, Josh (Becky) Gunnlaugsson, Jason and Ryan Fehl], Kim (friend, Brian) Anschutz [her children, Alex Anschutz and Kaitlyn (Todd) Polster], Kirk (friend, Kim) [their children Josh, Hunter, and Hannah]; and great niece and nephews, Grant, Lincoln, and Grace. 

     

She was preceded in death by her father.

     

A funeral service to honor Kelly’s life will be held on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home beginning at 1:00 pm.

     

Visitation will be held on Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm and on Wednesday from 11:00 am until the time of service. Masks and social distancing are required for those in attendance.

     

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

 

Joan J. Sacotte

Joan J. Sacotte, 90, of Casco, passed away peacefully at Autumn Fields
assisted living on Thursday January 6, 2022. She was born on June 24, 1931,
to the late August and Ida (DePas) Vandermause. On September 29, 1948 she
married Francis Sacotte at St. Louis Catholic Church in Dyckesville. Together
they ran the family dairy farm in Casco for 41 years. Joan was a member of
the Holy Trinity Altar Society. She enjoyed sewing, reading, gardening, and
doing puzzles. She especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting
events.  Joan is survived by her 5 children Nancy (Ken) Boucher, Anita (Mark) Mueller, Peggy (Larry) Johnson, Maria (Dan) Rueckl, and Paul (Anne) Sacotte; grandchildren Jenny (Rob) Kinnard, Sarah (Jamie) Conard, Alison (Jesse) Schley, Jessica Mueller, Adam (Angie) Mueller, Andrew (Stephanie) Mueller, Carrie (Ken)
Seymour, Angie (Kevin) Neal , Valerie (Joe) Delebreau, Brain (Stacy) Rueckl, Ryan (Haley) Sacotte, Kaitlyn (fiancé Jon Judk) Sacotte, and Steven Sacotte; great-grandchildren Trevor (Madelyn Pennings) and Carson Kinnard, Selina (special friend Colton) and Sophie Conard, Braeden and Hannah Schley, Adelynn, Brielle, Cadence, and Callum Seymour, Isaiah and Ava Neal, Caleb, Carly, and Celia Delebreau, Mason,
Cami, and Hallie Rueckl, and Clara, Sam, William, and Annelise Mueller; and one great-great-grandchildFrancis Pennings-Kinnard. She was further survived by one sister Erna (Wallace) Vandenhouten; one brother-in-law Larry (Bettie) Sacotte; and many nieces and nephews. Joan was preceded in death by her husband Francis; parents August and Ida Vandermause; son Steven Sacotte, great-granddaughter Lindsey Conard; as well as brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law. Due to COVID-19 concerns, a private visitation will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, Luxemburg, on
Wednesday January 12, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A private Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. with Fr. Daniel Schuster officiating. Entombment will follow the funeral at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Kinnard Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting the family. Online condolences may be shared at www.KinnardFCS.com.  The family wishes to thank both the staff of Autumn Fields Assisted Living and Heartland Hospice for the
wonderful care given to Joan.

Daniel Lauder

Daniel Paul Lauder, 63, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly at home on Jan. 4, 2022.  He was born July 22, 1958, in Merrill, Wisconsin to Harry and Mildred Lauder.   On March 11, 1978, he married Joann Marie Brauer at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Sturgeon Bay.

Dan was a graduate of Sevastopol High School and was employed by Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay.  He was an avid Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Cubs fan.  Dan liked playing softball, trap shooting, board games, and playing sheepshead.  He loved hunting and fishing with his sons and grandsons and attending their sporting events.  He also enjoyed going for car rides and gardening.

Survivors include his wife, 3 sons, Kevin (Allison) Lauder, Keith (Amy Haen) Lauder, and Kurtis (Melissa) Lauder, all of Sturgeon Bay; 7 grandsons, Reece, Max, Griffin, Mason, Hudson, Carson and Isaak; 2 brothers, Mike (Wendy) Lauder, Green Bay; and Bob (Shannon) Lauder, Sturgeon Bay; a sister, Julie (Todd) Sternard, Sturgeon Bay; mother-in-law Shirley Brauer, Sturgeon Bay; in-laws, Mike (Char) Brauer, Sturgeon Bay, Pam (Craig) Johnson, Pound, WI; Barb (Earl) Gibson, Sturgeon Bay; Cheryl (Ben) Peotter, Chippewa Falls, WI; Kelly (Dwight) Ristow, Sturgeon Bay; David (Shelly) Brauer, Saxson, WI; Peter Brauer, Green Bay; Pen Kleinschmidt, Marshfield, WI; and Roy LaViolette, Sturgeon Bay; numerous nieces and nephews and his dog Lily.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Jayme Kleinschmidt and Mary LaViolette, and father-in-law Jack Brauer.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 10, 2022, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Olin Sletto officiating.  Burial will be in Hainesville Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home on Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given the Mighty Pioneers Sports Club.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Rudy Zdenahlik

Rudolph “Rudy” Frost Zdenahlik was born in 1939 to Rudolf and Dorothy (née Larsen) Zdenahlik at West Suburban Hospital, Oak Park, Illinois. As a resident of Chicago, Rudy attended Lane Technical High School where he excelled in diving. Rudy, his parents and brother Donald subsequently moved to Northbrook, Illinois where he graduated from Glenbrook High School in 1957. In 1962, Rudy married Virginia “Ginny” Ann Meter of Northbrook. He began working at the U.S. Postal Service and then launched his law enforcement career at Wilmette Police Department where he was a rescue diver. Later, Rudy joined Northbrook Police Department where he served for 23 years. He was a Patrolman, Sergeant and founding member of the Northbrook Police Association, as well as a founding member of the Citizen Emergency Response Unit (CERU.) Rudy was a Firearms Range Officer and an expert marksman receiving numerous national awards. He rose to Detective and ultimately Commander of the Investigative Unit where he oversaw many high profile cases. In the early 1980’s, Rudy and Ginny retired to Door County, Wisconsin where they enjoyed 35 years of bliss. During that time, Rudy expressed his artistic creativity through carving wooden decoys and whales' teeth. Over the years, he loved boating and fishing for salmon off the shores of Washington Island on Lake Michigan with Ginny and his three children, Jeffrey, Julie and Lorne. He also had a lifelong passion for hunting deer and birds. In 2020, Rudy and Ginny returned to Northbrook where he continued to enjoy watching his beloved Green Bay Packers. He is dearly missed by his family, including his wife Ginny, brother Donald, sister-in-law Sandy, son Jeffrey, granddaughters Lucia and Amilia, daughter Julie Roberts, son-in-law Bennett Roberts, son Lorne, daughter-in-law Tammia, grandsons Tyler and Landon and numerous family and friends whom he valued their love above all. Visitation will be held Friday, January 7 from 3 to 7 pm at N.H. Scott & Hanekamp Funeral Home, 1240 Waukegan Road, Glenview.  Interment private at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Northbrook.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60606

Charles G. Jadin

Charles George Jadin, 72, Casco, passed away unexpectedly on January 3, 2022.  Chuck was born on June 2, 1949, to the late Julius Jadin and Patricia (Rank) Jadin.  He married Barbara DeJardin on May 3, 1975, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandkids. 

 

Chuck is survived by his wife Barb; son Ryan (fiancée Gretchen Bink) Jadin of Casco; grandchildren, Everett, Lucy and Charlie Jadin; brothers David (Linda) Jadin, Jeff (Margaret) Jadin, Mark (Mary Jo) Jadin, Pau l(Jane) Jadin; sisters LuAnn (Bob) Murphy, Katye (Tom) Stangel; brothers in law and sisters in law Roger (Kathy) DeJardin, Gloria Shimanek, Rick (Judy) DeJardin, Janet (Guy Gegare) Servais, Jim (Bonnie) DeJardin;  he is further survived by his nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Julius Jadin and Patricia Jadin; brother Mick Jadin; father-in-law and mother-in-law Orville and Joyce DeJardin; and brother-in-law Dan Shimanek.

 

Visitation will be held at Kinnard Funeral and Cremation Service, Casco (formally Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home) on Friday January 7, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m. Prayer service will take place at 6:45.  Visitation will continue Saturday January 8, 2022, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Lincoln, from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Edward Looney officiating.  Burial with full military rights will be in the church cemetery following mass.

 

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the Casco-Lincoln first responders and Luxemburg Rescue. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.KinnardFCS.com.

Ernest R. Kosak

   Ernest R. Kosak, 69, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday afternoon, December 31, 2021, at Door County Medical Center following complications resulting from a fractured hip earlier in December.

     He was born February 20, 1952, Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Frank and Violet (Krueger) Kosak. Ernie worked as a painter for PBI and Bay Shipbuilding. He enjoyed boating and fishing.

     Surviving family includes his four siblings, Marlene (Jerry) Efstathion of Ormond Beach, FL, Clessie (Steve) Blasier, Bonnie Hensel, Joseph (Celestia) Kosak all of Sturgeon Bay; nieces and nephews and their families.

     At Ernie’s request there will be no public services. Internment is planned for Bayside Cemetery.

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

Christian "Chris" Demmin

Christian “Chris” Demmin, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Jan. 3, 2022 at Alpha Senior Concepts in Green Bay.  He was born May 8, 1938 in Sturgeon Bay to Christopher and Edna (Torstenson) Demmin.  Chris served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1967 and from 1976-1988.   He was a longtime and active member of Amvets Post #51.

On Dec. 21, 1957 he married Caroline Kinnard in Institute.  Chris worked as the plant manager for the Door County Coop for 30 years.  In his retirement he enjoyed wood working with his grandson, camping, listening to country music and spending time with his dog Rascal.

He is survived by his wife Carol, 3 children, Ronald (Mary) Demmin, Luxemburg; Linda Delwiche, Green Bay; Jeff (Lauri) Demmin, Luxemburg; 9 grandchildren: David (Lindsey), Heidi (Dan), Kim (Brian), Craig (Shaina), Bryan (Stacie), Taylor, Jordan, Kyle and Jacob; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 sister Kerrin Rae, Sturgeon Bay; in-laws, Marilyn Anderson, Patsy (Tim) Kruse, and David (Amy) Kinnard.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 5 sisters, and in-laws.

Funeral services with military honors will be conducted at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay at 11:00 am on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.  Burial will be in Schumacher Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Friday from 4-7 pm and at the church on Saturday from 10 am until the time of service.  A devotion will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday at 6:30 pm.

Special thanks to the staff at Alpha Senior Concepts and to Compassus Hospice for the wonderful care and support.

 

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