Obituaries Archives for 2022-02

Dorene A. Dufek

Dorene Arlene Dufek, 80, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay on February 26, 2022, after a short illness. She was born June 4, 1941, in Sturgeon Bay to George and Irene (Jeanquart) Dufek, Sr. 

           

Dorene graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1959. She was an active leader in local and county 4-H programs and attended the National 4-H Leadership Congress in Washington, DC.  She graduated from Door-Kewaunee County Teacher’s College in 1961 and was hired for her first teaching job at Morning Star School. In 1965 she spent seven months in France as part of the International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) program where she fell in love with the French people and their culture.

           

Dorene received her Bachelor of Science Degree in 1966 and her Masters of Science Degree in 1968 from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. Shortly after, she was hired by the Oshkosh Area School District and taught at Lincoln and Read Elementary Schools. Her longest tenure as an educator began in 1971 in the Green Bay Area Public School District where she taught at Baird Elementary until her retirement in 2006.

           

Thousands of children were blessed to have “Miss Dufek” as their teacher and many went on to distinguish themselves in their community and careers. Throughout the years, parents would seek her out and share their appreciation for their children’s experiences in her classroom. The education profession was of great importance to Dorene, as she mentored new teachers, including several niece and nephew educators.  She was a member of local teacher unions and had leadership roles with the Northeastern Wisconsin Education Association. She was also a lifetime member of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the National Education Association, IFYE, and Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood.

           

Dorene also loved everything about Door County and one of her great joys was sharing her favorite places with family and friends.

           

Survivors include nieces and nephews, Patti (Steve) Vickman, Jim (Lori) Marin, Bill Marin, Mary (Mike) Jacobson, Nancy (Chuck) Cherney, Lynn (Terry) Jerabek, Jean (Roland) Treml, Paul (Mary) Dufek, Lori (Dan) LeGrave, Larry (Patti) Dufek, nephew-in-law Randy Gigot, and many grand and great-grand nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers: Francis, George, Jr., Wallace, and Richard; a sister, Carolyn Marin; sisters- in-law, Patricia and Eleanor Dufek; a brother-in- law, Bob Marin; a nephew, Jerry Marin, and a niece, Mary Jo Gigot.

           

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Holy Name of Mary Church, Maplewood officiated by Rev. Anthony Birdsall. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. at the church until the time of services on Saturday. Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Masking is encouraged.  Memorial donations may be made in Dorene’s name to Holy Name of Mary Parish in Maplewood or any 4-H organization.  Forbes Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Dorene’s family extends a special thank you to the staff members at Door County Medical Center, St. Vincent Hospital, and Unity Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

Barbara A. Stahl

Barbara A. Stahl, 87, Luxemburg, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, February 25, 2022. Barbara was born in Algoma, Wisconsin on November 24, 1934, to the late Melvin (Sr.) and Emeline (Schmitz) Blahnik. Barbara’s parents passed away by the time she was in high school, after which time she lived with the John and Violet Bero family until she married. 

 

Barb graduated from Algoma High School in 1952, and married Ervin Stahl at St. Mary Church in Algoma on September 1, 1954. She was a homemaker and a dairy farmer until she and Ervin retired from farming and moved to the Village of Luxemburg. She enjoyed her flower gardens, baking her “fun” buns and Christmas cookies, Christmas decorating, and celebrating the holidays with family. Barb was a member of the Christian Mothers’ Society of St. Mary Parish in Luxemburg. 

 

Survivors include her four daughters, Lynn Seidl, Lori and Carl Juza, Kris and Gerald (Jack) Skaletski, and Ann and Russ Seidl; nine grandchildren, Kim and Ryan Meader, Adam Juza, Greg and Kristin Seidl, Ryan and Sarah Juza, Molly and Mike Josh, Matt Skaletski and fiance Kelsey McCole, Beth and Kurtis Larson, Lauren and Garrett Johnson, and Emily Skaletski; and eleven great-grandchildren, Liesl, Sutton, Adelyn, William, Leighton, Maeve, Spencer, Samantha, Rainer, Lucy, and great-grandson Josh due in April. Survivors include her siblings, Jackie Meister and Melvin (Jr.) and Janet Blahnik, as well as in-laws Gladys Ledvina, John and Joan Phillips, Dan and Lucy Stahl, George (Jr). and Francy Stahl, Mary Lou and Don Selner, and Ron and Lynne Stahl, along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews. 

 

Barb was preceded in death by her husband Ervin, their son Dave, her parents and Ervin’s parents, George (Sr.) and Frances Stahl, son-in-law Joseph Seidl, and two brothers-in-law, Jim Meister and Tony Ledvina. 

 

 Friends and family may call between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg.  Funeral 11:00 am Thursday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

 

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

 

The family would like to offer a special thank you to the staff at Alpha Senior Concepts, in particular Paula, as well as Compassus Hospice.

Gary J. Renard

Gary J. Renard 73, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2022, with his family by his side.  He was born in Namur on June 10, 1948, to Howard and Angela (Bouche) Renard.  Gary graduated from Southern Door High School in 1966 and purchased Renard’s Cloverleaf Dairy in the same year.  On August 19, 1967, he married his high school sweetheart, Bonnie Vandertie.

 

Gary’s passion was for his business and cheesemaking and was a lifetime member of the Eastern Wisconsin Cheesemaker and Buttermaker Association.  He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and his family.  He also enjoyed playing cards and entertaining with family and friends. 

 

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Bonnie; son, Chris (Ann) Renard, and their daughters, Samantha, Gabrielle, Taylor, and Carrie; daughter, Cathy Jo (Joe) Albert, and their sons, Noah, and Vinny; father, Howard Renard; brothers, Joe (Judi) Renard, Brian (Tina) Renard, Paul (Cindy) Renard, John (Desray) Renard; a sister, Mary (Neal) Bessett; and many nieces and nephews.   He was preceded by his mother; daughter, Carrie Renard; brother, Robert Renard; in-laws, Lawrence and Alma Vandertie.

 

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 4, 2022, at St. Francis and St. Mary’s Parish in Brussels with Rev. Edward Looney officiating.  Entombment will be in the Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Visitation will be on Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday.  A prayer service will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home on Thursday.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Jerome J. Skorzewski

Jerome J. Skorzewski, 86, Luxemburg, died peacefully, Saturday evening, February 19, 2022, following a fierce battle with cancer.  He was a Wisconsin native and joined the United States Air Force.  After his service he returned to Wisconsin, married, divorced, left the state gradually working his way to the Pacific Northwest.  While working for a charter fishing company he earned his Coast Guard Captain’s license and continued working until the company moved to Arkansas.  During that time period he established a trout and salmon fishing club.  They built a net pen to raise and release salmon in Puget Sound.  Later he remarried, worked as a tile setter, and eventually started his own tile setting business until he retired.  Following retirement, he and his wife moved back to Wisconsin, where they currently reside.

He is survived by his wife Donna, his son Ross Skorzewski; two grandchildren, Kean, and Mia Skorzewski.

Friends may call between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. on Friday, March 4, 2022, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville.  Funeral 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the church.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Skorzewski Family.
www.mcmahonfh.com

Marion A. Raduenz

Marion A. Raduenz, 91, Luxemburg, has entered into Heaven in the arms of our Lord Jesus on Wednesday, February 23, 2022.  Marion was born on April 7, 1930, to the late Gustav and Irene (Habeck) Kudick.  Marion went to school at High Bluff, Kewaunee County, then on to St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran School, Montpelier (rural Luxemburg), Wisconsin.  Marion was a lifelong member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was baptized and confirmed.  On May 1st, 1946, Marion married Reuben A. Raduenz at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montpelier.  Reuben preceded her in death on June 13th, 1984.  In her younger years Marion belonged to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Choir and also Young Peoples Society.  She was also a member of St. Paul quilting group which she enjoyed and was a volunteer at Bethesda Thrift Store.  She belonged to the Senior Center at St. John Church in Luxemburg, where she helped serve meals and played cards, which she enjoyed.  She enjoyed working in her large garden for many years from which she did a lot of canning of vegetables and fruit.  Marion worked for many years at the Larson Canning Company in Green Bay, Leyse in Kewaunee and Mirro in Manitowoc, Wisconsin until her retirement at age 65.  She enjoyed spending time with family in San Diego, California, and trips to Las Vegas and Arizona with her daughter.  But most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren for birthdays, Christmas, and many other occasions, along with many relatives and friends.

Marion is survived by her children:  Sharon Kubsch, Dennis (Shirley) Raduenz, Marla Dorn, David (Sherry) Raduenz, William Raduenz, Connie (Pastor Steven) Duescher, Randy (Sherry) Raduenz, Roger (special friend Luann) Raduenz.  She is also survived by twenty grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and nine great- great-grandchildren.  Marion is survived by three sisters, Melva Fager, Garnet (Marvin) Dahlke, Caroline Everson; one brother, Karl (Jeanette) Kudick; one sister-in-law Judy Kudick; one son-in-law Gary (Bonnie) Kratz.

Marion was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben A. Raduenz; one daughter, Susan Kratz; two infant children, one son-in-law, Ralph Kubsch; one daughter-in-law, LaVerne Raduenz; one granddaughter, Tammy Lynn Raduenz; two great-granddaughters Emmie and Ava Raduenz.  She was also preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters-in law, Vernand (Julia) Kudick, Melvin (Betty) Kudick, Gordon Kudick; two brothers-in-law, Milton Fager and Edward Everson.

Family and friends may call 9:00 to 10:45 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier, on Monday, February 28, 2022.  Funeral 11:00 a.m. on Monday at the church with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.  Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Montpelier.

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

Special thanks to the caring staff of Unity Hospice for helping Mom in her final days.  Also special thanks to the Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson for his many visits and prayers for our mother.

Ami Lindemeyer

Ami Miya Lindemeyer, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully on Feb. 22, 2022, at Cherry Cove Assisted Living.  She was born in Kobe, Japan on July 7, 1935 to Satoshi and Ai (Tsumura) Miyamoto. Ami was a survivor of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during WWII.

Ami met her husband many years ago while he was working in Japan.  They moved to Hawaii for a short time, then to Alabama, and ultimately Sturgeon Bay, where Ami spent the last 45 years.

 

Ami loved golf, as well as volunteering for Meals on wheels. She was known and loved by many.

 

Ami is survived by her son Eddie Daswani (Japan), and Son in Law, Daniel Thimm (Sturgeon Bay).  She is proceeded in death by her husband, Richard Lindemeyer, and her daughter Mira Miyamoto (Thimm).

 

There are no services planned.  You may honor Ami by donating to any cancer related charity.   Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Dori Holzinger

Dori Holzinger, 69, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Feb. 22, 2022.  She was born March 22, 1952, in Algoma to Frank and Colette (Gerhardt) Bohman.  On Nov. 17, 1978, she married David Holzinger at St. Mary’s Church in Algoma.

After graduating from Algoma High School, Dori earned an associate degree in accounting from NWTC.  For over 20 years she operated a dog grooming business out of her home.  She was great with all animals large and small.

Dori loved horses, beaches and especially spending time with family.  She enjoyed baking and cooking family favorites and when she could no longer bake for them, she would buy them thoughtful things.  A very recent home delivery brought a 20 pack of miniature toy trucks, race cars, and kids’ paints and projects just for Grandma and Grandpa’s house.  When leaving for chemo treatments, she would check the pharmacy knowing it had unique greeting cards to stockpile for others’ future events.  Her joy of the holidays started November 1st with Christmas music.  Her cards, letters, and pictures spread her cheer by arriving in mailboxes early and was often the first of the season.

She is survived by her husband, two children, Ben (Brook) Holzinger of Rosemount, MN, and Abby (Greg) Schoeller of McFarland, WI; 5 grandchildren, Tessa, Landon, Edith, Kenna, and Austin; sister, Georgia (Jim) Kneeland of DePere; and brother, Mike (Mary) Bohman of Algoma; in-laws, Allan (Mari Ellen) Holzinger of Manitowoc; Tony (Denise) Holzinger of Manitowoc; Vicki (Guido) Lenaerts of Manitowoc; Mary Kay Holzinger, Leuven, Belgium; Nia (Larry) Westover of Manitowoc; and Charmaine Holzinger of Denmark, WI.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law, Jim Holzinger.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:30 am on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Robert Stegmann officiating.  Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 am until the time of service.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

James Robert Benesh

Jim Benesh, 56, of Sturgeon Bay, died on February 19, 2022, after a brave battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was born in Algoma, WI on June 11, 1965, to Robert and Rose Marie (Boucher) Benesh and raised in Algoma, WI.

 

On June 22, 1996, Jim married the love of his life, Amy (Dequaine) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Algoma, WI. Together, they spent the next 25 years making their home in Sturgeon Bay, WI. They welcomed their only child, Hailey, on March 25, 1998. Jim mentioned often that Hailey was his greatest accomplishment.

 

Jim was a 1984 graduate of Algoma High School, where his love of sports began. Jim was a multi-sport varsity athlete. Realizing his passion for teaching and sports, Jim attended and graduated Cum Laude from UW-Oshkosh in 1990, with a B.S. in Education and Human Services. Jim was hired by the Sturgeon Bay School District directly out of college. Jim would remain there for 32 years, teaching physical education.

 

Jim coached cross country, football, softball, and both girls and boys basketball. His longest position as head coach was with the boys' basketball program, which he began in 1995. The boys had plenty of big seasons and won several Packerland Conference Championships. Under Head Coach Benesh, Sturgeon Bay Boys Basketball won more than 400 games. Jim will have the honor of being inducted into the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame later this Fall.

 

Jim touched the lives of so many. He was a coach and mentor to kids of all ages—beginners up to the varsity level and beyond graduation. Jim was a good friend to many, sharing his quirky sayings. His “Benesh-isms” made so many laugh. His love for his family was evident. He and Hailey spent endless hours training both on and off the field and court. He often thanked Amy and Hailey for supporting his career and dedication, which required much time away from them. Jim was quoted saying, “It takes a village to build a program”. He felt very blessed to have worked with so many good people. Jim was a man of great faith, believing the outcome of his fight with his disease would be God’s Will.

 

Jim is survived by his loving wife, Amy; daughter, Hailey (Triston) Scoville of De Pere; he is further survived by his sister, Peggy (Mark) Klapperich of Algoma; brother, Dave (Toby) Benesh of Algoma; sister, Cathy Benesh of Detroit, MI; sister-in-law, Wendy (Mark) Zastrow of Algoma; sister-in-law, Kathy Dequaine of Mesa, AZ; sister-in-law, Shelly (special friend, Robert) Englebert of Brussels; brother-in-law, Chad (Jenny) Dequaine of Oshkosh; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Robert and Rose Marie Benesh; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marvin and Janet Dequaine; his two nephews, Porter Englebert and Tristan Dequaine; his Godson, Parker Englebert.

 

To honor Jim’s life, a public visitation will be held at the Sturgeon Bay High School Gymnasium on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, from 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm.  A private Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at Corpus Christi Church with burial following in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Algoma.   The Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

 

The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff at Green Bay Oncology and Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin for their compassionate care.  A special thank you to the MICU at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. In lieu of flowers, the family will establish a memorial fund in Jim’s name.

Michael J. Savage

Michael J. Savage, 54, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Feb. 11, 2022.  He was born Dec. 15, 1967 in Aurora, IL to James and Rita (Spencer) Savage.

Mike grew up in Aurora, IL and worked most of his life as a master carpenter, which was his lifelong goal.  He enjoyed designing and building homes, along with helping others with their construction projects.

Mike always enjoyed telling stories and jokes to make other people laugh.  He also had a heart for helping others in need.  Mike will be dearly missed by many.

He is survived by four children, Brian Savage of Joliet, IL; Johnathan (Nicole) Savage of Montgomery, IL; Matthew (Sara) Savage of Oswego, IL; and Colton Savage of Oswego, IL; 9 grandchildren; his father James Savage of Sun City Center, FL; a sister Tammy (Thomas) Conway of Sturgeon Bay, WI; 2 half-brothers, Scott (Becky) Savage of Yorkville, IL and Shawn (Francine) Savage of Aurora, IL.

He was preceded in death by his mother Rita.

A service will be conducted in Aurora, IL at a later date.  Online condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Joseph M. Fierst

Joseph M. Fierst, 87, of Luxemburg died at St. Vincent Hospital on Friday, February 18, 2022, after a short illness.

 

Joe was born in Antigo, Wisconsin, on December 25, 1934, to the late Martha and Alexander Fierst, the youngest of three children.  Joe attended St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, and graduated with a major in Biology, hoping to become a forest ranger.  As much as he enjoyed his time in nature, his true calling was in the classroom. Luxemburg High School needed an interim English teacher in 1960, and he answered the call, finding his passion in education.

 

Joe married Ruth Ann Dorner at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg in 1963.  He must have known that Ruth Ann was the one when he realized that she, too, was a Christmas baby. Together they settled in Luxemburg and raised 5 children—Joe Jr., Jean, Susan, John, and Ann.

 

Joe earned his Master’s degree in English Education from Northern Michigan University in 1967. He continued teaching at Luxemburg-Casco High School until he retired in 1996 after 37 years of service.  Joe had a long and decorated career at L-C, earning the Golden Apple Distinguished Teacher Award in 1996.  He was proud to be a member of the SNC Golden Knights.

 

Joe was a very faith-filled man.  He served many roles at St. Mary Parish in Luxemburg over the years as school board president, eucharistic minister, religion education teacher, reader, usher, and even choir member in his later years. He was a founding member of St. Mary Parish Knights of Columbus chapter.

 

Upon retirement, Joe continued to enjoy his outdoor pursuits—fishing, woodcutting, and hunting. He enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and attending Learning in Retirement classes with lifelong colleague and friend, Don Schimmels and Ruth Ann.

 

Joe is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ruth Ann, his children Joe Jr. (Debbie) Fierst of Rhinelander, Wis; Jean (Peter) Thillman of Green Bay, Wis: Susan (Jamie) Whalen of Green Bay, Wis, John (Pam) Fierst of Green Bay, Wis, and Ann (Mike) Rohe of Spring Green, Wis., and 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren: Joe (Angela) Fierst, Beth (Craig) Van Den Elzen, Matthew (Julie Rudd) Fierst, Alex (fiancée Tsering Yangshen) Thillman, Nicholas Thillman, Abigail Thillman, and Margaret Thillman; Sam (LeeAnn) Whalen, Gabe Whalen, Rafe Whalen, Jacob (fiancée Jenna Houston) Fierst, Aiden Fierst, Elise Fierst, Natalie Rohe, Sophie Rohe, and Zach Rohe. Joe is further survived by his older brother Alan Fierst of Luxemburg and sister Jackie (Tom) Keller of Cape Cod, Mass., and Ruth Ann’s family, Bonnie Ronsman, Joe and Nancy Dorner, Jim and Diane Dorner, Dotty and Allen Kinnard, and Pat and George Gissel.  He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

Joe was preceded in death by one sister in law and two brothers in law, Madelyn Fierst, Cletus LeGrave and Roger Ronsman; his mother in law and father in law, Olive and Joseph M. Dorner.

 

Visitation will be held at St. Mary Church Parish Hall – Luxemburg, from 4 to 7 pm on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 and continuing between 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. Closing parish prayers service at 7:00 pm on Tuesday with Deacon Bob Miller. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am Wednesday, February 23, 2022 with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating and nephew Rev. Joseph Dorner concelebrating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

 

 In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity in memory of Joe.

 

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

 

A special thank you to the caregivers at St. Vincent Hospital and Unity Hospice and especially his granddaughter, Beth, a nurse who passionately advocated for his care and comfort.

Karen M. Johnson

Karen Marie Johnson, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Feb. 16, 2022.  She was born Nov. 27, 1939, in Menominee, MI to Sylvan and Laura (LaPointe) Valcq.  On May 16, 1964, she married Richard Johnson in Menominee, Michigan.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 2004.

Karen enjoyed knitting and sewing and selling her creations at farmers markets.  She also liked hanging out with friends, going out to dinner, and playing games and cards.   She always loved Door County and the people she met there.  

She is survived by two sons, Todd (Amy) Johnson, Germantown, WI; and Gary (Monica) Johnson, Galena, OH; 4 grandchildren, Taylor (Jalin) Lutze-Johnson, Jake Johnson, Adrianna Johnson and Paige Johnson; 1 brother James (Marianne) Valcq, FL; 1 sister, Kay (Chuck) Achterhof, MI; brother-in-law James Johnson, Sturgeon Bay.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay.  Inurnment will be in Graceland Cemetery in Milwaukee.  Friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of service.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Randall W. Englebert

Randall Wilbur Englebert, 60, of Algoma, passed away on February 16, 2022, at Caration Commons in Green Bay.  He was born May 16, 1961, in Algoma to Wilbur and Virginia (Taylor) Englebert.

Randall loved hunting, fishing, and especially spending time with his grandchildren.  He often told others how proud he was of his daughter.  He worked in the trucking business for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Kayla Englebert, Sturgeon Bay; three grandchildren, Carter, Dominic, and Savannah; one brother, Roy (Joyce) Englebert, Forestville.  He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Alvin (Florence) Englebert; two sisters, Rita (Melvin) Bouche, and Stella (Phillip) Coppersmith.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Allan C. Gustafson

Allan Charles Gustafson, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on Feb. 13, 2022.  He was born Dec. 12, 1931, to Clarence and Irene (Corbisier) Gustafson.  He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.

Allan loved fishing, hunting, camping and sitting around a campfire.  He enjoyed much time spent at his cabin in Amberg and was the host of countless fish boils.  His mechanical abilities enabled him to be a master at fixing anything.  He also liked to watch his son playing in his band and was known to help anyone with anything.

He is survived by 3 children, David (Bobbie) Gustafson of Michigan; Keith (Karen) Gustafson of California; and Ryan Gustafson (Michelle Smith) of Sturgeon Bay; 3 grandchildren, Adam (Janeal) Gustafson of Appleton; Michiko (Kevin) Rogers, Washington D.C.; and Charles Gustafson of Sturgeon Bay; 1 great-grandchild, Caleb Gustafson; 1 sister, Gale (Roger) Blasier of Sturegon Bay; nieces, nephews and special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, Vernon Gustafson and Norman (Marge) Gustafson, 2 sisters, Janet (Bill) Claflin and Marie (Dan) Kiedrowski.

No services are scheduled at this time.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date in 2022.  Forbes Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Nicole M. Severson

Nicole Marie Severson, 34, passed from this life on February 1, 2022, at her home in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Her devoted family was at her side as she fought her final battle with cancer.

 

Nicole was born March 6, 1987, to Jean (Gwen) and Darrel Severson, joining her older brother Kyle, and sister Janelle. Nicole always brought brightness to a room with her infectious laugh, quick wit, and bubbly personality. Her warm, kind and generous soul touched our hearts and made imprints on so many. Those who knew Nicole couldn’t wait to hear her laugh – she would throw her head back, slap her knee, and her eyes would start filling up with tears. By that time, she was laughing so hard that no one was immune – everyone was laughing and loving her effervescent joy.

 

Her 15-year career as a childcare teacher, starting at the Door County Childcare Center and following at the YMCA Barker Center, was her perfect match. She loved making children smile with her mischievous and fun personality – they loved “Coley”. A co-worker shared that the kids were so excited when she walked into the room; they were rejuvenated by her energy and had a special connection with her.  At the end of the day she would fondly share with parents what their child had accomplished. When out in the community, she’d often meet parents and their children whom she had in childcare, “her kids”, sharing memories with a big smile.

 

Nicole cherished Christmas, carefully collecting Disney themed ornaments every year. She could not wait to get to her favorite tree farm to pick out the perfect tree, and spent hours finding the perfect gift for those she loved. Annual Christmas trips to Minnesota were a beloved tradition. Birthdays meant birthday banners and special cake toppers. Nicole carefully chose her costume every Halloween, to include detailed makeup and nails. Her favorite colors, purple and pink, were found in most everything Nicole. She looked forward to outings and celebrations, and shopping with friends - especially her sister. She planned trips to the zoo to feed her favorite animals, the giraffes. Nicole enjoyed making plans for visiting family, including silly-string contests, and had a reputation for packing enough for a month when traveling to see Minnesota relatives for a week. Her trip to Disneyworld 4 years ago was a highlight of her life, and she always planned to return.  Nicole loved glitz and glamour and sparkle and Disneyworld. Most of all she loved her family and friends. Nicole celebrated life.

 

Nicole is survived by her parents, Jean (Gwen) and Darrel Severson; brother Kyle Severson, wife Linda, niece, Hailey and nephew, Nolan; sister Janelle Severson, Jonah Higgs, nephew, Shepherd; many loved family members: grandmother Eleanor Severson; Kim and Don Darling; Patrick Killian and Michel Wald; Dan Killian and Barb Livick and their children, Christine and Brittany; Jack and Sue Severson and their children, Ann (Jeff) and Joe (Alicia) and family; Annette Glamos, (Jim Severson); Lowell and Mindy Severson and their children Tyler (Maya) and Marissa, and many loving friends. Nicole was preceded in death by grandparents; Howard and Evelyn Killian and Bob Severson, and uncle, Jim Severson.

 

Nicole’s memories will be cherished by so many of all ages, here in Wisconsin, and Minnesota and California. Our hearts break at her passing. She will be deeply missed. We are so blessed to have had her in our lives.

 

A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Hope Church in the Community Room, from 1:00 to 4:00. Pastor Phillips Sweet will lead us through a short service at 1:30 pm until 2:00 pm and we will celebrate all the joy and radiant beauty of Nicole. If you are willing, please bring stories to share. “Her Kids” are especially welcome. Nicole’s favorite foods will be provided, with music and many items themed Disney – her request for this special day. 

 

Nicole’s family is in the process of planning a Memorial on behalf of Nicole that will benefit the needs of, “her kids” at the Door Community Child Development Center. In lieu of flowers upon her passing, we know that Nicole would be delighted with your donation toward helping the young children that she loved.

 

The Forbes Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

 

 

Nicole’s family extends their thank you for Nicole’s care during her battle with cancer to the doctors, nurses and staff at Froedtert Hospital, Green Bay Oncology, St. Vincent/St. Mary’s Hospitals, Door County Cancer Center, Door CANcer, and Unity Hospice.

 

Joan S. Bouchonville

Joan S. Bouchonville, 85 of Luxemburg, went to be in the arms of the Lord on Thursday evening, February 10, 2022, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Door County on November 27, 1936, to the late Joseph and Eleanor (Robillard) Franda. Following the passing of her father, her mother Eleanor married Herbert Lenius, who raised Joan and her siblings as his own.  Joan graduated from Brussels High School in 1954.  On September 5, 1955, she married Dale A. Bouchonville at St. Francis Church in Brussels.  She was a devout Catholic and was a member of St. Joseph Church in Champion.  She is known for creating handmade baby blankets which were donated to St. Joseph Parish fund raising events. Joan also orchestrated the weekly church bulletin at St. Joseph for many years.  Along with raising her children, she worked on the family farm, tending to the animals and field work.  A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Joan will always be remembered for her excellent cooking and baking treats (especially her homemade bread), gardening, fishing with her husband and quilting skills, each family member, children to great-grandchildren, receiving a handmade fabric legacy to treasure.

Survivors include her loving husband of 66 years, Dale, and their four children, Dennis (Debbie) Bouchonville, Jean (Mike) Mercier, Dan (Patti) Bouchonville, Bonnie (Rick) Agamaite; sixteen grandchildren, Eric (Natalie) Estel, Lindsey (Ryan) Jelle, Travis (fiancé Jelle) Bouchonville, Sara (Bahlal) Dahabiyeh, Jodi Alsteen, Chad Alsteen, Nick (Jane) Alsteen, Bill (Mary) Alsteen, Sadie Mercier, Katie (Chris) Jansen, Jackie (Dustin) Mercier, Justin (Jenny) Bouchonville, Jesse (Becca) Bouchonville, TJ (Megan) Agamaite, Steven (Katie) Agamaite, April (Jeremy) Pingel; 34 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

She was welcomed into eternal life by her parents, Eleanor and Joseph; her stepfather, Herbert Lenius; one brother, Ervin (Jeanette) Franda; one sister, Shirley (Donald) Wautier; her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eunice and Harold Bouchonville.

As per family wishes, the funeral for Joan will be private at St. Joseph Church in Champion and her body will be laid to rest at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

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

The Bouchonville Family wishes to offer a very special thank you to the staff of Anna’s House in New Franken, and Unity Hospice, especially Dar, for the exceptional care and compassion shown to Joan and her family.

Brenda Ann Kruse

Brenda Ann Kruse, 62, Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, Feb. 10, 2022 at Door County Medical Center.  She was born June 22, 1959 in Algoma to Ralph and Arlene (Butterfield) Paape.  
Brenda attended the Algoma High School and a number of years later received her GED.  Which she was very proud of.
Brenda married Bernie Kruse, April 21, 1990 in Algoma.  
Brenda was a school bus driver for the Algoma School District for 10 years.  She then moved to Sturgeon Bay where she drove a taxi cab for eight years.  She enjoyed meeting all the people that took her cab and getting them to where they needed to be.  
Brenda was an avid quilt maker and loved the feeling she got when they opened up the quilts. She also enjoyed baking, spending time with her nieces and nephews, cooking.  She always had a large vegetable garden and loved to sing and spread the joy of music to everyone.
She attended the Family Worship Center in Sturgeon Bay,  where she was a part of the Women's Bible Study and the Quilters Club.
Brenda is survived by her son, Sam, Sturgeon Bay, sister Nora Paape, IL., sister-in-law Debbie Paape, Algoma and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bernie, four brothers, Clinton, Clifford, Calvin and infant brother Lee and one infant sister Jennifer.
The Schinderle Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC were entrusted with the arrangements for Brenda.
Express your memories, sympathy, and pictures on Brenda's tribute page at www.schinderlefuneralhome.com.

Pastor Darrick P. Kolterjahn

Darrick Peter Kolterjahn was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on February 5, 1946.  He was the first of three children with which the Lord blessed his parents, Edward Kolterjahn and Elaine nee Marquardt. Darrick was brought to faith in his Savior by the power of the Holy Spirit through the washing of Holy Baptism at Grace Lutheran Church in Oshkosh on March 3, 1946. Rick confessed his faith in his risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, at his confirmation on April 10, 1960 at Grace Lutheran Church of Oshkosh. Rick graduated from Grace Lutheran School in 1960. Rick attended South Park Junior High School and graduated from Oshkosh West High School in 1964. He then attended the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in electrical engineering for two years.  In the fall of 1966, he transferred to Northwestern College in Watertown, Wisconsin to become a Lutheran pastor.  Rick graduated from Northwestern College in 1971.

On June 12, 1971, Rick was united in marriage to Barbara Rickrode at Grace Lutheran Church of Oshkosh. Barb and Rick had met while they both worked at Bethesda Lutheran Home in Watertown.

Rick continued his studies at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, Wisconsin. In his final year of study at the seminary in Mequon, he and Barb managed and operated a group home for eight developmentally disabled adults. Rick and Barb went on to receive guardianship of their daughter Emily, the youngest member of the group home. Rick graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in the spring of 1975.

Rick and Barb served in the dual parish of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Naper, Nebraska and Zion Lutheran Church in Bonesteel, South Dakota. They served these congregations from 1975 to 1985.  During this time, they were blessed with four children, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Jonah, and Katherine. In 1985, they moved to Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania where they served at Our Savior Lutheran Church until 1994. They had three more children, Aaron, Isaac, and Mary.

In December of 1994, they began their ministry at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin until Rick retired in August 2016.  Rick served at St. Peters for almost 22 years and for a total of 41 years in the full-time ministry.

Rick enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers and running. He ran 44 marathons and many 10K’s. He qualified and ran two Boston Marathons in 2007 and 2008. In retirement, they enjoyed traveling and visiting their children and grandchildren. Rick and Barb moved to Green Bay in October 2016. Rick did part-time ministry at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. On June 12, 2021, Rick and Barb enjoyed their fifty-year wedding anniversary. On September 1, 2021, Rick accepted a vacancy call to Grace Lutheran Church of Crivitz, Wisconsin.

Pastor Darrick Kolterjahn was called to his eternal joy and victory in heaven by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, peacefully at his home surrounded by family on February 10th, 2022. The Lord blessed him with a time of grace on this earth of 76 years, and 5 days.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Elaine Kolterjahn; one infant brother, Craig Kolterjahn; one daughter, Emily Podrug; and a number of other relatives.

Rick leaves to mourn his departure: his wife, Barb Kolterjahn of Green Bay, Wisconsin;  five sons, Benjamin Kolterjahn and his wife Stacey of The Woodlands, Texas, Nathaniel Kolterjahn and his wife Sophie of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Jonah Kolterjahn and his wife Rachel of Dousman, Wisconsin, Aaron Kolterjahn of Fredericksburg, Texas, and Isaac Kolterjahn and his wife Allie of Sturgeon Bay; two daughters, Katherine Szerkins and her husband Keith of Green Bay, and Mary Picone and her husband Joe of Tampa, Florida; 18 grandchildren; one sister, Paula Hathaway and her husband John of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; two nephews; and many other relatives and friends.       

The family extends their heartfelt thanks to Unity Hospice for their care and support.

A visitation is scheduled to be held Tuesday, February 15, 2022, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Green Bay. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Green Bay with Rev. Leon Ehlert officiating.  Visitation will continue from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday. Memorials may be directed to Wisconsin Institutional Ministries or St. Peter Lutheran Church or Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church.

Forbes Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

Lynne Weborg

Lynne Marie (Lautenbach) Weborg, 79, Sturgeon Bay passed away at her home on February 10, 2022.  She was born January 5, 1943, in Sturgeon Bay to Donald and Helen Lautenbach.  Lynne grew up in Egg Harbor where her family owned “Casey’s Inn”.  Along with her four siblings and two cousins all worked at Casey’s with her mom and dad and aunt and uncle.

She attended Egg Harbor Grade School and graduated from Gibraltar High School. Lynne graduated from Bellin Memorial Hospital School of Radiologic Technology with a two-year degree as an x-ray technician.  She worked at St. Anthony Hospital in Milwaukee until her marriage to Lee Weborg (son of Lawrence and Evelyn Weborg) on May 1, 1965.

Lynne also worked for Dr. Larry Mathews, Peterson Builders for 24 years and then at Stoneman- Schopf Insurance Agency until her retirement.  She enjoyed her retirement to the fullest doing the things she loved, reading, cheering on the Packers, playing cards, traveling, and spending time with her grandchildren and friends.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Lee who passed away on November 19, 2010.  Also, by her mother and father, infant grandson, Matthew Weborg; nephew, Brian Lautenbach; and father and mother-in-law.

She is survived by a son, Perry (Barb) Weborg; a daughter, Paula Thompson (friend, David).  Four grandchildren: Danielle (Anthony) Borowski, Elijah Thompson, Taylor, and Chloe Weborg; Also survived by brother Paul (Karen) Lautenbach, Nancy Franke, Michael (Barb) Lautenbach, and Mark (Betty) Lautenbach; and nieces and nephews.  Also survived by the second love of her life, Frederick Landstrom. With whom she has spent many happy years together.

A celebration of life will happen at a later date in 2022.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to the Door County Library, Door CANcer or Unity Hospice.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

Margaret "Marge" Ann Albee

 “Marge” Margaret Ann Albee, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Tuesday morning, February 8, 2022, at Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. She was an accomplished seamstress, compassionate home hospice worker, capable and experienced Certified Nursing Assistant, entrepreneur, loving mother/grandmother/great-grandmother, cheerful companion, uplifting friend, and dedicated Catholic.

     Marge was born September 24, 1940 in Milwaukee, oldest daughter of the late “Fred” Ferdinand and “Millie” Mildred (LeClaire) Scholz. Marge was a graduate of Bremen High School, Markham Illinois, where she was an accomplished baton twirler/performer and marching band majorette, leading many parade performances. She was also a volunteer “Candy Striper” at a nearby hospital.

     After high school, she worked at Micrecord, her father’s microfilm business. Micrecord was the country's first privately owned microfilm company, and she worked there for her entrepreneur father as a secretary, also assisting with production - including camera work, document preparation, whatever was needed.

     She married the late Philip Kent Albee on November 19, 1960, who preceded her in death July 3, 1998. They had four children, Philip Adam Albee (Geomar Obregon) of Chicago, Keith Allen Albee (Donna Colson) of Bisbee AZ, “Eve” Eva Marie Macpherson of Houston TX, “Andrew” Vernon Andrew Albee (Michelle) of Richmond TX; all surviving.

     She moved to Door County with husband and children in 1974, at the urging of her dear sister Janice, and a few weeks later, the house and everything in it was lost to fire in the night. Despite the arsonists’ efforts, everyone made it out unharmed, and in the next weeks, the wonderful neighbors of Door County filled Marge’s sister and brother-in-law’s garage, with donations of money, clothes, toys, and food. It was a wonderfully moving experience, as the community basically welcomed us to Door County with that amazing outpouring of generosity. A generous rent offer for a house, came from Roland Bochek, the start of a lifelong friendship that Marge cherished, and that the Albee family will always be grateful for.

     Marge loved to sew, and her skill was such that she would regularly sew square dance outfits for herself and her husband, children, relatives, and paying clients - including official couples’ outfits for the National Square Dance conventions. Her embroidery was equal to her sewing skill, and her knitting wasn't far behind that. She could sew just about anything at a professional level, from shirts, to slacks, even shoes and work boots - at Door County's last shoe factory.

     After the shoe factory closed, she set her sights on a new career in healthcare, receiving her CNA certification from NWTC, and soon settling in at Porter Kiehnau Home Care Services. She was there almost from the founding, until after Judy Porter sold it. It was there that Marge found her calling in hospice care. She was a CNA until disability forced her retirement, after about 30 years.

     Given her entrepreneurial roots, when need met opportunity in the early days, she stepped up without hesitation. Working with her husband, they opened their house as a business; renting rooms to vacationers, local workers, and the occasional traveling salesman. Many were regular seasonal guests, sometimes arriving after the house was asleep, finding Marge’s note on the kitchen island, telling them which room she had readied for them, if it wasn't arranged prior. 

     The guest rooms were upstairs, separate from the family rooms. Everyone shared the large kitchen, the refrigerators, all the kitchenware, and did their own dishes. Everyone entered through the back door - from the garage through the pantry room into the kitchen - and that door was NOT locked, for around 30 years. You never knew who or what would come through that door, nor when, but it was always interesting, sometimes enlightening, usually friendly, and sometimes thrilling. Somehow, it was always safe.

     Marge loved her Catholic faith and was a member of S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute. She was a prayer partner and prayer warrior there, and at St. Joseph, in Sturgeon Bay. She was a member of a Cancer Prayer Group, praying daily rosaries, and divine mercy devotions. Every morning she read the daily Word, read the bible, and prayed for others by name.

     Her square dance experiences gave her tremendous joy, beginning with a square dance club in Carlsville, and enjoying clubs in Algoma and Sturgeon Bay, as well. Her sister Janice introduced her to square dance. Marge’s enthusiasm led to two of her children being in and helping develop Cherryland Teens, the first Door County teen square dance club, started under the auspices of her sister Janice and brother-in-law.

     Earlier activities include lodge sentry on family ski trips, where Marge kept track of the kids’ comings and goings, making sure no one was out of sight too long, getting them to hydrate and eat, and reporting status’ to their respective relevant adults, when asked. This was before cell phones, of course. 

     Her religion was central to her life, and Marge spent as much time volunteering as she could. After her retirement, she had more time for that. She always enjoyed being with children, entertaining them and helping them learn, and the children at St. Peter and Paul really loved interacting with her. Marge also enjoyed mending and pressing cassocks for the clergy. In addition, she was honored to support others in need, bringing communion to fellow Catholics when personal attendance wasn't possible.

     Marge was an avid card player, Canasta among her favorite games. In her free time, she also enjoyed word search puzzles, computer puzzles, reading, checking Facebook to see what family and friends were up to. Most of all, Marge took special pleasure in helping others, and personally visiting friends and family - always with her big, beautiful smile that lit up the room.

     In addition to her four children: Philip Adam Albee (Geomar Obregon) of Chicago, Keith Allen Albee (Donna Colson) of Bisbee AZ, “Eve” Eva Marie Macpherson of Houston TX, “Andrew” Vernon Andrew Albee (Michelle) of Richmond TX; Marge is survived by nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild on the way; two sisters, Janice (Mark) Farmer of Pensacola, FL, and Aricia (Pete) Davisson of Tempe, AZ.

     Preceding her in death are her parents Fred and Mildred Scholz; husband Philip Kent Albee; three brothers Paul, John, and Fred (Sharon) Scholz.

     Celebration of Life service will be held February 26, 2022, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. The Rosary service will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by visiting. Then 2:00 p.m. prayer followed by sharing of memories until 3 p.m.

     In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Marge’s memory, to S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute.

     All are welcome to sign the online guestbook and offer condolences, and share memories at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

Leona (Dufek) Wiese

In a life spanning nearly a century, Leona (Dufek) Wiese peacefully passed away at 97 years old, surrounded by family on Feb. 9, 2022.

She was born March 15th, 1924, and spent much of her life close to the land - raising a family and running a dairy farm in Brussels, WI with her late husband, Clarence.

She could always be found working in her garden or tending to her flower beds. Nature was a constant in her life that brought her great joy, one that she shared with her grandchildren. Leona was an impressive baker and particularly known for her homemade rye bread. She enjoyed competitive card games with family, such as sheepshead and canasta, along with challenging puzzles. 

She will be missed by all those who knew her – her daughter, Nancy Mangin and husband George Mangin of Manitowoc, WI; her granddaughters, Jessica Mangin and husband Nicholas Schroeder, and Brittany Mangin. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, one brother, her son Dennis Wiese, and her husband, Clarence Wiese, with whom she shared 51 years of happy marriage.

Leona’s family is grateful to the staff of Aurora at Home Hospice for their outstanding services, with special thanks to Tammy and Tracy. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday, Feb. 14, 2022 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg (8612 County Rd. D, Forestville, 54213).  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Monday from 9:30 am until the time of service.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

Earl Jerabek

Earl Jerabek, 71, Town of Casco resident, passed away at his home  

Monday, February 7th, 2022. He is joining his sister, Elaine, whom he  

missed so much. Now they’re farming together in heaven. 

He was born January 17th, 1951. He attended Rosebud grade school for  

8 years, Casco High School for 3 years, then graduating from Kewaunee  

High School in 1969. 

He took over the family farm after graduating. He farmed the century-old homestead, ran a chainsaw  repair service, cut firewood, harvested timber in the winter, custom sawing, as well as custom harvesting.  Until the past five years, there were never enough hours in the day for him. Since his stroke and heart  surgery, he was like the rest of us, it will get done when there is time. 

He survived by his sisters, Edith Lauscher, Kewaunee, Ethel (Donald) Cain, Casco, and Emily (Jayme)  Rankin, DePere; nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edwin and Evelyn (Paplham) Jerabek; sister, Elaine; brother,  Ernie; and brother-in-law, Paul Lauscher. 

Visitation will take place on Saturday, February 12, 2022 form 9-11 am at Kinnard Funeral & Cremation  Services (formerly Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home) – Casco. Please, no flowers. Funeral service will take  place at 11:00 am with Pastor Howard Batt officiating. Burial will follow at the West Slovan Cemetery.  Online condolence messages may be shared at www.KinnardFCS.com. 

We want to give a special “Thank You” to Lyle Malcore, for always being there when he needed help. We  appreciate Jim Kielpokowski for helping out when needed. Lastly a thank you to everyone who helped out  with the spring seeding, baling hay, assisting him with those darn computers on his equipment and  anything else. The family never give enough thanks everyone who assisted with the farm. We are so  appreciative. And, finally a special thank you to Kewaunee Rescue.

 

Lucy Mary Jauquet

Lucy Mary Jauquet, 105, formerly of Brussels, passed away at Anna’s Health Care in New Franken on Feb. 8, 2022.  She was born Aug. 12, 1916, in Duvall to Jule and Mary (Jeanquart) Marchant. 

In 1936, she married John Jauquet, he preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1997.  Lucy was a hard worker and farmed together with her husband for most of their lives.  She enjoyed baking bread and Belgium pies

Survivors include 2 sons, Larry (Sharon) Jauquet, Green Bay; Dennis (Barb) Jauquet, Sturgeon Bay; 4 grandchildren, Melissa (Tom) Haack, Sturgeon Bay; Michael (Tammy) Jauquet, Sturgeon Bay; Stacy (Brad) Persson, Green Bay; and Chad (Robyn) Jauquet, Green Bay; 6 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; in-laws, Alvin and Rena Jauquet, Green Bay.

She was preceded in death by 7 siblings, Rose (Louie) Granius, Doris (Clarence) DeWitt, Gladys (Leonard) Bouche, Robert (Gert) Marchant, Willard (Beatrice) Marchant, Lester (Germaine) Marchant, Melvin (Joyce) Marchant; in-laws, George and Verna Jauquet, Francis and Rita Jauquet, Josie and William Destree, Jenny and Roland Delfosse, Ida and James Alsteen, and Florence and Earl VandenHoven.

A private mass will be held at St. Francis & St. Mary’s Parish in Brussels with Rev. Edward Looney officiating.  Entombment will be in The Shrine of Good Shepherd Mausoleum.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

Special thanks to Robin and the staff at Anna’s House in New Franken and Unity Hospice for their wonderful care and support.

 

Steven R. Kosmoski

 Steven R. Kosmoski, 72 years of Sturgeon Bay, was called home to heaven Monday, February 7, 2022, while at home with his beloved wife, Carol at his side following a devastatingly fast acting cancer appearing a few weeks ago.

     He was born March 12, 1949, in Green Bay, the son of the late Richard and Elizabeth (Russell) Kosmoski. Steve, aka Kos, graduated from Premontre High School in Green Bay, class of 1967 and continued his studies receiving his Business Administration degree at St. Norbert College. He joined the family business in Green Bay at Kos Lumber on Main Street until 1978. Kos moved to Sturgeon Bay where he worked at Lamperts for 28 years retiring at age 51. Steve had a growing faith and love of his Savior Jesus Christ. Steve and Carol were equipped for ministry at Family Worship Center and then were called into full time Missions with MAPS RV Ministry, and RV Sowers Ministry. He and Carol loved adventure...traveling where they were most needed including providing disaster relief following Hurricane Katrina, church building and various projects throughout the United States, including Alaska and Puerto Rico. The past seven years they ministered to the people of Puerto Penasco, Mexico. Steve was a member of the Association of Pastors in Puerto Penasco. He and Carol built and renovated many churches and homes sharing Christ’s love and sacrifice with everyone, distributing glasses, bibles, clothing, food, cookies and coffee with much love to hundreds. Had a gift of being present to those nearest to him as Christ’s love was evident in him, his joy came through in his smile and a concern for others.

     Kos loved to encourage people and was a friend to all. He loved to spend time with his family, especially his grandson, Oliver. Neighborhood kids were always welcome to build birdhouses in the garage. He loved taking people out on his pontoon boat. His motto for life was LIVE GENEROUSLY.

     Family includes his wife and best friend of 29 years, Carol; two sons, Jack (Kymarie) Kosmoski (their son, grandson, Oliver), Benjamin (Elijah) Kosmoski of Sturgeon Bay; three siblings, Deirdre Kujawa of Long Island, NY, John (Diana) Kosmoski, Paul (Patrice) Kosmoski both of Green Bay; many dear nieces and nephews.

     Steve will be honored by his family and extended church family at the regular Sunday service this week at Family Worship Center in Sturgeon Bay. Family will gather this summer to celebrate his life.

     Memorials may be directed in his memory to Family Worship Center, Mexico Ministries.

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

 

Violet Knipfer

Violet J. Knipfer, 100 (and eight months), of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at The Skilled Nursing Center at Door County Medical Center on February 1, 2022.  She was born on June 19, 1921 in Milwaukee, WI to Minnie (Pillath) and Andrew Cimino.  She married Edward J. Knipfer in 1944 in Sturgeon Bay.

Violet was an avid and gifted cook and baker.  She especially loved Christmas, baking dozens and dozens of cookies while listening to Frank Sinatra sing Christmas carols.  Friends and family eagerly awaited the trays of cookies and homemade candies she gave them. Violet was always on the hunt for new cookie recipes to try out even into her eighties.   She always remembered everyone’s favorites.

She is survived by her son William Knipfer (Nashville) and daughter Bonita Knipfer (Boston), her beloved niece Connie Larsen, and nephews Paul Knipfer and Tom Knipfer and his wife Ellen Knipfer. She also leaves behind special friends Ann  Wickman-Tong and Ann Schachtner.   She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Edward and her brother Andrew Cimino.

Special thanks to the caregivers at DCMC and Unity Hospice.

Donations in Violet’s memory can be made to The Skilled Nursing Facility at the Door County Medical 

Center.

Private burial services were conducted at St. Joseph Cemetery.  Forbes Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.  

 

Richard D. Bosetski

Richard D. Bosetski 88 of Luxemburg passed away peacefully after a battle with Alzheimer’s disease, Monday morning, February 7, 2022, with his loved ones by his side.  He was born November 1, 1933, to the late Frank and Catherine (Jurczykowski) Bosetski in the Town of Eaton.  He grew up on the family farm with eleven siblings.  He graduated from West Eaton Grade School and attended Luxemburg High School.  He enlisted in the Navy on May 12, 1953, during the Korean War and was on active duty until April 19, 1957.  He was on inactive duty until May 11, 1961, when he was discharged.  On April 18, 1959, he married Anita DeBauche at St. Cyril and Methodius Church in Eaton, Wisconsin and together they shared 62 years of marriage and were blessed with five beautiful children.  When they married, Richard worked at Fabry Glove and Mitten for a number of years and later worked for Murphy Supply Company as a truck driver for 30 years.  Richard then had a farm where he worked while working at Murphy Supply Company until his retirement from Murphy Supply.  He then continued to run the farm.  He loved to fish and hunt.  Richard also taught his son to fish and hunt and made him into the avid hunter/fisherman he is today.  He was also a huge Packer fan and season ticket holder for several years and attended the famous Ice Bowl.  He also loved Polka music and never missed an opportunity to get out on the dance floor.  Additionally, he loved listening to his daughters sing and play the piano.  The house was always filled with music.  He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren, attending their school events and extra curricular activities.  They all loved Grandpa very, very much.  He was a prayerful man who loved Jesus.  He was a member of St. Therese Parish, Pilsen, Wisconsin.

Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Anita; three daughters and their families:  Lori (John Dessart) DePere, WI and their children Kyle (Leann) Dessart and their children Logan, D’Asia, Arianna, and Elijah, Colorado; Luke and Matthew De Pere, and Mark (Raelyn) Dessart, Florida; Christie (Steven) Nimmer and their children Cayden and Grace, Allouez; Jodie Wojkiewicz, (boyfriend: Joseph Jarabek, Suamico, WI) Seymour, WI and her daughters Alyssa (Joshua) Pettigrew, North Carolina and Ariana Wojkiewicz, Seymour, WI; one son David (Tera) Bosetski, (Brussels) and their children, Alexis Burk, Sturgeon Bay and Christian Burk, Brussels;  Curt and Cole Cravillion both of Casco, WI.  He is also survived by sibling sisters, Geneveive Derbique and Carol Bosetski of Green Bay, WI.   He is also survived by a sister-in-law Geraldine DeBauche and a brother-in-law Robert DeBauche and numerous nieces and nephews.

Richard is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Catherine Bosetski, his in-laws Norrie and Alice (Champeau) DeBauche, his daughter Holly Bosetski, a son-in-law Mark Wojkiewicz, three brothers Peter (Esther) Bosetski, Stanley Bosetski, and Francis (Kathy) Bosetski.  Six sisters and their spouses, Verna (Clifford) Georgia, Theresa (Norbert) Cisler, Marie (William) Rutten, Esther (Anthony) Barrette, Martha (Donald) Enderby, and Rose Mary (Joseph) Vandenbush, a brother-in-law, (Richard) DeBauche and brother-in-law Wayne Derbique and nieces and nephews.

Friends may call between 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at St. Therese Parish, St. Joseph – St. John Site, Pilsen, E860 State Highway 29, Luxemburg.  Funeral 11:00 a.m. at the church with Rev. Dennis Drury officiating and Christal Wavrunek, assisting.  Military flag presentation provided by the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg.  Entombment in The Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Bosetski family.
www.mcmahonfh.com

The family wishes to thank the staff of Aurora Hospital first floor and clergy.

Mary Ann Zellner

Mary Ann Zellner, 76, Luxemburg, passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, February 6, 2022, at her home.  She was born on May 4, 1945, in the town of Humboldt to the late Arthur J. and Florence J. (Jadin) VandenPlas.  On September 7, 1963, she married Dennis J. Zellner, at St. Hubert Church, Sugarbush.

Mary Ann and Dennis took over the Zellner family farm in 1964.  Her greatest enjoyment was time spent with her family. Her happiest days on the farm were spent operating the hay swatter and driving tractor. She and Dennis were proud to receive the Kewaunee County Outstanding Young Farmer Award in 1977. She and Dennis enjoyed bowling at the Rendezvous where she served as league secretary for many years. She was a member of the St. Mary Christian Mothers Society, Luxemburg.

Mary Ann is survived by her husband of 58 years, Dennis, their four children, Annette (Jerry) Shefchik, Sherri (Rob) Alexander, Rodney (Sandi) Zellner, Louie (Lori) Zellner; seven grandchildren, Eric (Kara) Zehren, Adam (Marissa) Zehren, Cory (Taylor) Romdenne, Mariah (special friend Travis Engels) Romdenne, Brady (special friend Shelby Fields) Zellner, Ethan (special friend Brooklyn Derricks) Zellner, Kyle (Karissa) Buresh; seven great grandchildren Cayden, Colton, Callie, Henley, Kendall, Audrey, Layla; six step-grandchildren Angie (Kory) Paplham, Jess (Bryan) Bertsche, Brandon (Danielle) Alexander, Aaron (Ben) Alexander-Wolf, Mariah (Travis) Thiry, Jake Alexander; twelve step great-grandchildren Haley, Breleigh, Kinslie, Ethan, Isaac, Lilie, Carter, Easton, Chase, Braelynn, Cashden, Jesse; one brother and two sisters- in-law, Hubert (Doris) VandenPlas, Doloris VandenPlas; one sister and one brother-in-law, Marlene (Richard) Dorner, four sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Bev Zellner, Kathi VanDenPlas, Mary (Jim)  Salentine, Lyle (Marci) Zellner; six godchildren, Diane Schlies, Jamie VandenPlas, Tony Dorner, Lynn Curry, Nathan VanDenPlas, Todd Zellner, and many other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Bernard VandenPlas, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alois and Marie Zellner; three brothers-in-law and one sister-in-law, Ron Zellner, Janice and Joe Etienne, Myron VanDenPlas.

Family and friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, Luxemburg, on Thursday, February 10,  2022, between 3:00 and 7:00 PM.  Closing parish prayer service at 7:00 PM with Deacon Bob Miller.  Visitation continues Friday, February 11, 2022, between 9:30 and 10:45 AM at the church.  Funeral 11:00 AM on Friday at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.   Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG is assisting the Zellner Family. www.mcmahonfh.com 

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

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the first responders and the Luxemburg Rescue Squad for your service to our family.

Robert Lau

 Robert Karl Lau, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Friday morning, February 4, 2022, at his daughter’s home with his children at his side. 

     He was born July 16, 1932, in Door County the son of the late Harry and Cecilia (Groth) Lau. Robert graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1950 before serving in the U.S. Army. He married Helena M. Malvitz on June 14, 1952, after serving in Korea, where he suffered severe hearing loss. Robert worked for over 30 years at Pranges Department Store until his retirement. He did everything there from keeping the mechanicals up and running to installing appliances sold there along with carpet and various flooring installations.  

     Robert loved traveling with his wife, Helena, especially to Arizona. They loved the times spent camping with family, friends, and the grandchildren. He enjoyed raising horses, cutting firewood, and morning coffee with his good friends, Larry and Linda Stuth, who also camped with them.

     Survivors include his three children, Roberta (Mike) Dufek of Algoma, Dan (Jill) Lau of Sturgeon Bay, and Karl (Stacey) Lau of Luxemburg; four grandchildren, Loryn (Mitchell) Sheahan, Alexander Lau, Robert Lau, and Jordan Lau; and one great-grandson, Jase Sheahan.

     Preceding him in death were his parents, Harry and Cecilia Lau; wife, Helena; granddaughter, Elizabeth Lau; two brothers, Jim, Dick Lau; and two sisters, Betty Krueger and Barb Pierre. 

     Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 10, 2022, at Huehns Funeral Home with Rev. David Leistra officiating. Burial will be at Bayside Cemetery.  

     Friends may call on Thursday at Huehns Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Military honors will follow the service at Huehns Funeral Home.

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

 

Noretta G. Kaye

Noretta Germaine Kaye, 84, of Brussels passed away peacefully at Pinecrest Village with her family by her side on Feb. 5, 2022.  She was born July 28, 1937, in Brussels to Edward and Viola (Renier) Englebert.  She married Daniel Kaye on November 10, 1973, in Brussels, he preceded her in death on April 24, 2020.

 

Many years ago, Noretta worked at the Milwaukee Shoe factory and at the old hospital in Sturgeon Bay.  She later worked for several years as a cook for Southern Door School until her retirement.   Noretta loved bird watching, reading books, putting puzzles together and playing cards.  She enjoyed camping with her husband, having a beer by the fire and spending time with her family.  Most of all, she enjoyed giving people a “hard time.”

 

Survivors include her four children, Jerry (Becky) Knapp, Brussels; Kim Forster (Fiance Zane), Tipler, WI; Debbie Knapp, Sturgeon Bay; Mike (Kristy) Kaye, Brussels;  ten grandchildren, Chris (Angie) Knapp, Craig (LuAnn) Knapp, Melissa Lynch, Ashley (Brent) Reimer, Kori Stephany (Fiance Brandon), Jenni Burlo, Crystal Werkmann, Amanda Brungraber, Brianna and Alanah Kaye; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, David (Terri) Englebert; a sister, Wendy (Rick) Vlies; a brother-in-law, Ervin Cornette.  She was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law Harold and Doris Kaye, husband, sister Clarice Ann Cornette, son-in-law Rick Forster and nephew Lance Vlies. 

 

Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 11, 2022, at St. Francis and St. Mary Church, Brussels.  Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:30-11:00 a.m.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Special thanks to Pine crest and Compassus Hospice for all the care and support.

Donna Rae Fuller

  Donna Rae Fuller, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord and was reunited with her husband, Dale, Monday morning, January 31, 2022 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

     She was born May 24, 1938 in Fayette County, PA, the daughter of Ray and Bessie Lorraine (Thompson) Whitacre. Donna attended Uniontown High School and graduated with the class of 1956. She met Dale Dwight Fuller while in high school (attending different area high schools), and they were united in marriage on July 14, 1956 in Flatwoods, PA. Dale served in the United States Coast Guard and was transferred to Door County, WI during the winter of 1968. They initially lived in Valmy, in the Town of Sevastopol, before moving to the Town of Sturgeon Bay where they lived and raised their family.

     Donna worked as a salesclerk in Sturgeon Bay, initially for McClellan's in the 1980s and then for Woolworth's until its closing in 1991. Her primary care was devoted to her family and home.

     Over the years, Donna and Dale attended First Baptist Church and then Peninsula Baptist Church, both in Sturgeon Bay. Their faith provided a foundation for their life and that of their family. Donna and Dale were blessed with nearly 53 years of marriage. Dale passed away May 30, 2009. Donna was currently a member of Calvary Baptist Fellowship in Sturgeon Bay.

     She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. As a sports fan, Donna could always be spotted in the stands or in the bleachers cheering on her children and grandchildren at their sporting events. She also liked attending area horse shows. Donna enjoyed traveling with Dale and family to Florida and enjoyed visiting Myrtle Beach, the Kennedy Space Center (NASA), Louisiana, the INDY 500, and the "Gateway to the West" (St. Louis, MO), just to name a few places. She always looked forward to celebrating Christmas (one of her favorite holidays) with her family.

     Donna's love will live on in the hearts of hearts of her children, Rachel (Rick) Sternard, Dale (Bobbie) Fuller, Jr., both of the Town of Sturgeon Bay, and Raymond (friend, Patti Jennerjohn) Fuller of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Ricky Jr. "RJ" (Crystal), Ryan (Amanda), Rilee (Cory Rein) Sternard, Jason (Alexis), Cory (Flora), and Cam (Kaylee) Fuller, and Lance (Kayla) Jennerjohn; great-grandchildren, Hailee, Jayden, Lydia, Lorin, Connor, and Robert, Quinten, Onyx, and Kaylie, Dylen and Lincoln, Genevieve and Pierre, and Blake; three siblings, Lucy Hall of Washington, PA, Ray (Joyce) Whitacre of Dunbar, PA, and Mark (Nancy) Whitacre of Vanderbilt, PA; brother-in-law, Jim (Babe) Fuller; other relatives; and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dale Fuller, Sr.; infant son; siblings-in-law, George Hall, Earl (Betty) Fuller, Blanche (Delbert) Fields, and Wayne (Marie) Fuller; and other relatives.

     Donna's life will be honored with a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at Calvary Baptist Fellowship, 915 Egg Harbor Rd., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Pastor Jerry Marsden officiating. Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.

     Memorials may be given in her name for Calvary Baptist Fellowship (P.O. Box 714, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235) or First Baptist Church (610 N. 5th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay).

     "Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Door County Medical Center and Unity Hospice for the wonderful, compassionate care given to our mother."

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

Bernice A. Olmstead

Bernice Ann Olmstead, 81, DePere, pased away at Bellin Hospital, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022.  She was born Sept. 210, 1940 in Rice Lake, WI to Everett and Alice (Brott) Olmstead.
As a young girl the family moved to Algoma, were she graduated from the Algoma High School.  She then attended Technical College and worked as an LPN in area nursing home for many years.
Bernice loved to read and spend time with her great great niece, Sydney.
Bernice is survived by her two sisters Valoris Holub and Violet Hafeman both of DePere and her brother Paul (Patricia) Olmstead, Lakewood, WI.; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, Lloyd, Ross and Roy.
Family and friends may gather at the SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, Sunday, Feb 6, 2022 from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 12:00 PM with Rev. Timothy Palmer officiating.  Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.
Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Bernice's tribute page at www.schinderlefuneralhome.com

Marvel Junion

Marvel Adeline Junion, 84, Algoma, passed away unexpectedly, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 at her home.  She was born Jan.31, 1938 in Valmy, WI to Melvin and Lucille (Schlities) Wilke.  
Marvel was a care giver for many years with the Lakeshore Home Services Program, she also worked at the Algoma Net Company for 17 years.  She was a charter member of the Snow-Riders Club, a member of the Grace Lutheran Quilters and was a volunteer at Camp Bird for 30 years.  Marvel loved to sew, make quilts and share them with all of her craft sales on the main street of Algoma.
Marvel is survived by her five children, Lisa (John) Junion-Sherman, Hancock, WI, William Junion, Green Bay, Kim Junion (Kevin Koskie), Green Bay, Toni Johnson, Casco,  and Margaret (Peggy) (Kevin) Zellner, Algoma; seven grandchildren Emily (Mike) Federer, Alison (Mark) Anzaldua, Clayton Shaw, Madeline Sherman, Michael Junion, Justin and Jared Zellner (special friend Elise Truot),  six great grandchildren Carl Emanuel, Cosmo and Moon Federer, Charlotte, Christian and Calvin Anzaldua; two sisters Lois (John) Holland and Rosemary (Robert) Holland, one brother Richard (Bonnie) Wilke; sister-in-law Carol Wilke and brother-in-law Jerry Srnka.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband William, two brothers and sister-in-law Roger (Thea) Wilke and Lynn Wilke, three sisters and brother-in-law Ruby Anne (Alvin) Paul, Judy Srnka and infant Susan and brother-in-law Gene Schley.
Family and friends may gather at Grace Lutheran Church on Highway 42 between Algoma and Kewaunee on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022 from 9:00 AM until the time of services at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Kinney officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Algoma.
Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Marvel's tribute page at www.schinderlefuneralhome;.com

John F. Ihlenfeldt

John F. Ihlenfeldt, age 79 of the Town of Ahnapee died on January 28, 2022 at his home.  He was born in Kewaunee on November 5, 1942 to the late Millard and  Louise (Levy) Ihlenfeldt.

John graduated from Kewaunee High School with the class of 1960.  He married Dianne Luedtke February 12, 1964.  He and Dianne farmed in the Town of Ahnapee all of their lives.  He also worked at various jobs in the area.  He was proud of his collection of Farmall tractors all painted and restored.

Survivors include Dianne, his wife of fifty-seven years; a daughter and son-in-law: Brenda and Robert Graycarek, Algoma; a son: Brad Ihlenfeldt, Algoma; one granddaughter: Bailey Bomber; one sister and brother-in-law: Kathleen (Martin) Burkhardt, Wausau; three sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law: Shirley Kustka, Kewaunee; Karen Schoening, Algoma; Kathy (Pat) Benes, Algoma.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Robert Ihlenfeldt; two brothers-in-law: Arnold Kustka; Floyd Schoening; his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Orville and Renata Luedtke.

At his request there will be no services and burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in Carlton.

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

Samantha Burdick

Samantha J. “Sam” Burdick, 33, Luxemburg, unexpectedly went to be in the arms of the Lord on Monday, January 31, 2022. She was born in Green Bay on July 15, 1988, to Todd and Brenda (Zehren) Burdick.  Sam was a 2007 graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School. Sam loved children and animals, especially: Ollie, Kessler, Stormy, Bella, Ruby, Walker and Lulu.

 Sam met her soulmate, Randy Fish, in September of 2020.  They made countless memories and had plans for so many more. 

Survivors include her parents, Todd and Brenda Burdick; one brother, Luke (Devan) Burdick; her soulmate, Randy Fish; Randy’s parents, Mary and Keith Schwarzer; Randy’s brother, R.J. Fish; paternal grandmother, Pat Burdick; maternal grandmother, Jan Zehren; Aunts, uncles and cousins:  Tina (Ron) Alsteen & family; Lindy (Frank) Dorn & family; Scott (Brenda) Zehren & family; Kelly (Kathy) Zehren and their family; and a very special Great Aunt, Barb Miller.

She is further survived by her extended family, Jeanette and Robert DuBois; Teri Moreau; Katie & Adam Crosby and Kaden; the R & D family; and numerous additional friends and their families.

She was welcomed into Heaven by her best friend, Emily DuBois; her special friend, Aja Delcore; paternal grandfather, Len Burdick; maternal grandfather, Ron Zehren; and her K-9 buddies, Harley and Hunter.

Friends may call at St. John Lutheran Church, 700 Heritage Road, Luxemburg, Wi. 54217, between 2:00 and 6:45 pm on Sunday, February 6, 2022.  Funeral Service 7:00 pm on Sunday at the church with Rev. Carl Brewer officiating. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Burdick Family.  www.mcmahonfh.com

Murray H. Zahn

Murray H. Zahn, 63, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on Jan. 31, 2022.  He was born April 30, 1958, in Sturgeon Bay to Herbert and Germaine (Grovogel) Zahn.  Murray graduated from Sevastopol High School and worked for Dave’s Tree Service for many years.

Murray was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and looking for deer with his good friend Dan Lauder.  He also loved going to his niece’s softball games and following the Packers and Brewers.

He is survived by his son Cory Zahn (Bobbi Dionne), Sturgeon Bay; 3 grandchildren, Elizabeth, Christian and Anthony Zahn, 3 sisters, Linda (David) Burke, Jacksonport, Suzanne Meyer and Roxane (Stacy) Marth, all of Sturgeon Bay.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a great nephew Denzel Yarbrough.

Private family services will be conducted at the Forbes Funeral Home.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

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