Obituaries Archives for 2022-05

IdaKay Appel Orsted

Dear Nana, you left us unexpectedly too soon. You left us missing your toasted grilled cheese sandwiches, your homemade chicken dumpling soup that we always made together, your Mac N cheese, and your secret ingredient cookies. You left us missing our four wheeler rides, our puzzle times, our go fish and war games, our many sleep-overs and slumber parties. You left us missing your homemade costumes and all the time we spent together. With all that we will miss, we also hold all those memories in our hearts. We love you so much and will always remember you as our nana with kitty.

IdaKay Appel Orsted, 67, Town of Gibraltar, died peacefully on Friday May 27 at home.
She was born August 14, 1954 in Algoma to Edward and Myrtle (Albertson) Appel.   She had a love for music and was a longtime member of the Algoma Community Band. She will be missed by her band family. She had a love for genealogy, family reunions and knitting.

She left behind two grandchildren Grady and Brody Baumann that she loved dearly, a son Christopher Lee Baumann and daughter-in-law Kari Lee Baumann. Her siblings Robert Appel, Tina Appel and Edward (Holly) Appel, many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


She was preceded in death by; her beloved husband Greg Orsted, sister Sandy Schmidt, sister Cynthia Benson, brother William Appel, sister-in-law Dr. Joan Appel Traver,  parents Edward and Myrtle Appel and  mother and father in law Patrica and Orval Orsted.

There will be a graveside memorial gathering, Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 1:00 PM until the time of services at 2:00 PM with Pastor Gary Scharrig officiating at the  Baileys Harbor Cemetery followed by a celebration of life at the Baileys Harbor Recreational Center on Summit Road. Idakay was a collector of all things apple, so her family would like you to have an apple from her collection to take home. She was the apple of their hearts and the family wants to share that. Cards can be mailed to: 3256 County EE Baileys Harbor, WI 54202.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Kendall Park Memorial where the family will have a memorial plaque up in her honor. Kendall was Grady and Brody’s aunt. Or Algoma Community Band.

Lillian Ruth Judd

Lillian Ruth Judd, “Lilly” to all who knew and loved her, 73, formerly of Door County, passed away in the loving arms of her family, Tuesday afternoon, May 24, 2022 at Care Partners Assisted Living of Kaukauna in the Village of Harrison.

     

She was born November 13, 1948 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Albert Henry Judd and Magdalene “Maggie” Madonna Judd. Lilly grew up on the family homestead in Fish Creek and attended the Seventh-Day Adventist Church also in Fish Creek. She graduated from Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek with the class of 1969.

     

Lilly was initially employed with Emerson Motors in Sturgeon Bay and had the responsibility of loading and unloading the ovens and varnishing the stators. She remained at Emerson until its closing. Lilly worked in the kitchen at Tony’s Fiesta, then (as a dishwasher at) White Gull Inn, and eventually The Cookery, all in Fish Creek. She lived in Fish Creek nearly all of her life and then Baileys Harbor for a short time, before her health began to decline. Lilly moved into Emerald Shores Assisted Living in Kewaunee, Kewaunee County, in 2020 and lived there until 2021 when she moved into Care Partners Assisted Living of Kaukauna in the Village of Harrison, Calumet County.

     

She loved her cats, Max and Minnie. Lilly always enjoyed spending time with children. She was nice to everyone.

     

Lilly will be missed by her four siblings, Mary (Francis “Bud”) LaFrombois of the Town of New Holstein, Alvina LeCloux of the Town of Nasewaupee, Carol (friend, George Karls) Randl of New Holstein, Henry (Connie) Judd of Valmy; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives.

     

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John Judd; brother-in-law, Roger LeCloux; and other relatives.

     

Lilly will be laid to rest near family in Blossomberg Cemetery in Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek, with a private graveside committal.

     

“Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staff of Care Partners of Kaukauna and Preceptor Hospice for the kind and compassionate care you gave to Lilly.”

    

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

Steven Robert Witalison

Steven Robert Witalison, 69, of Fish Creek, passed away Sunday evening, March 20, 2022, at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

    

He was born December 29, 1952 in Madison, the son of Robert Charles Witalison and Arzetta Claire (Bauldry) Witalison. Steve was raised Catholic and attended Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Catholic Church in Sun Prairie and grade school in Waunakee. He graduated from Sun Prairie High School with the class of 1971. Steve went on to study education at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He returned home after two years at Stevens Point and went to work for Tracor Northern in Middleton in their shipping department. Through his friend, Craig Breitsprecher, Steve met Kathleen Joann Havlik. They were united in marriage on June 15, 1974 at Kathy's home church of St. Albert the Great in Sun Prairie. Steve remained with Tracor Northern for 18 years. He worked various jobs before going to work for Jenkins Research and Manufacturing in Fitchburg in 1994. Steve retired from Jenkins as the shipping department manager in 2003. He and Kathy moved from Madison to Fish Creek, in Door County, in 2009.

    

Steve enjoyed playing softball for Tracor Northern in league in Middleton. He coached his sons in Pop Warner football and remained an avid sports fan throughout his life, especially of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, and the Wisconsin Badgers (various sports). Steve loved to go fishing at Tenny Park in Madison, on the Wisconsin River in Portage, in Sister Bay, and also in Sturgeon Bay. He played tuba in band in high school and liked (almost) all kinds of music - from big band to (country) bluegrass...Pretty much anything besides rap.

    

Steve will be missed by wife, Kathy, with whom he was blessed to share nearly 48 years of marriage with; three sons, Ryan Witalison of Fish Creek, Sean (Lindsey) Witalison of Kimberly, and Evan Witalison of Racine; two grandsons, Abram and Brodie Witalison; two brothers, Gary (Joni) Witalison of Fish Creek and Donald (Lori) Witalison of Madison; mother-in-law, Betty Havlik of Wisconsin Rapids; siblings-in-law, Nancy Soldner of Liberty, MO, Susan Rank of Tomah, and Craig (Liz) Havlik of Sun Prairie; nieces and nephews; and other relatives.

    

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Micah Witalison (2018); father-in-law, Clarence "CJ" Joseph Havlik; brothers-in-law David Havlik and Nels Rank; and other relatives.

    

A celebration of Steve’s life will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall/Fish Creek Old Town Hall, 4167 Maple Street, Fish Creek, WI 54212.

    

Memorials may be given in his name for the Wisconsin Humane Society (www.wihumane.org).

    

"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 you gave to Steve."

    

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

Carl H. Mengert

Door County artist and educator, Carl H. Mengert, 96, of Sturgeon Bay passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Cardinal Ridge CBRF in Sturgeon Bay.

     

He was born August 13, 1925, in Milwaukee, the only son of the late Alvin and Alice (King) Mengert. Following high school, Carl graduated in 1950 from Milwaukee State Teachers College, pursuing his art degree before receiving his master’s in library science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He served our country in the United States Army during WWII. In 1948, he married Lorraine Neuens in Milwaukee. She preceded him in death January 6, 2017. 

     

Described as unfailingly cheerful, Carl was suited for his calling of education as he taught art in Edgerton, WI, serving as their Junior High School Librarian, then at UW-Whitewater before returning to the position of Librarian for Edgerton High School until his retirement. He and his wife, Lorraine, retired to Sturgeon Bay in 1985, where his family had summered since 1971.

     

After studying art with Bridget Austin, Lionel Wathall, and James Range, he was encouraged to devote serious time to watercolors, even studying with Ratindra Das. Carl was represented by the Blue Dolphin House & BDH Studio in Ephraim, Stonehill Crafts in Ephraim, and was an active member of the Door County Art League. He had exhibited at Milwaukee Art Institute, Hardy Gallery, Miller Art Museum, Peninsula Music Festival, DC Art League, and DC Memorial Hospital. His work had appeared with NML Insurance Co. Milwaukee, Wausau Hospital Center, Miller Art Museum, and many private art collections throughout the US.

     

Lorraine and Carl also had an extensive eclectic art collection, surrounding themselves with the works of others, because to Carl “it’s an awareness of what’s around you and making life exciting to look at”. To Carl and Lorraine, collecting was a way to say “thank you” to the wonderful and interesting kind and gentle people who created such beautiful things. To Carl, works are collected for love, not investment.

     

He will be missed by his two children, Thomas (Darlene) Mengert of Sturgeon Bay and Wendy (Dan) McClure of Stoughton, WI; five grandchildren, Jeremy (Lisa) Mengert, Jason Mengert, Tiffany (Chris) Dufek, Ashley Baur, and Travis (Emily) Baur; five great-grandchildren, Bryce and Brooklyn Mengert, Michael Roy, Parker Hogan, and Blake Baur; special niece and nephew, Linda (Mike) Johnson and David (Mary Jo) Kern; cousin, Carl King, Jr.; and many other nieces and nephews; dear friends; and colleagues.

     

Carl’s life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor Jeff Greathouse officiating. Military honors by the United States Army will conclude the funeral service, and a luncheon will follow.

     

Friends may call at the church on Friday, June 3, from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

     

Memorials may be directed to the Miller Art Museum, 107 S. 4th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 (millerartmuseum.org) in Carl’s memory.

     

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Cardinal Ridge Assisted Living (past and present), Unity Hospice, and Shannon Lauder for all their love and compassion.

     

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

Kelly Hunsader

Kelly K. Hunsader, 62, Luxemburg, passed away Wednesday, May 25, 2022, following a two year battle with cancer.

 

He was born May, 9, 1960, in Green Bay, to the late Kenneth L. and Eugenia “Jean” E. (Bellin) Hunsader.

 

On May 6, 1989, he married Kelly L. Biesterveld, at St. Peter and St. Paul Church in Green Bay.

 

After graduating from Preble High School he attended NWTC, graduating with the auto mechanics program. After a short time as a mechanic, he started a life-long career in telecommunications for 36 years.

 

Kelly enjoyed spending time with his family at his cabin playing cards and fishing. He loved Thursday night golf league and making side bets. He also enjoyed a good game of fetch with his grand-pup Hazel.

 

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Kelly; daughter Desiree (Dan) Mondloch; son Taylor (Lauren) Hunsader; grandson Henry Mondloch; mother-in-law Marion Biesterveld; his siblings, Becky (Tom) Jaklin, Bryan (Special friend Julie) Hunsader; brothers-in-law and sisters in law, Jeff (Kim) Biesterveld, Timm (Candee) Biesterveld, Kay (Cliff) Hartzheim; nieces and nephews; and special friend Rick Barbiaux.

 

He is preceded in death by his parents and father-in-Law, Virgil Biesterveld.

 

 Visitation will be held from 3pm to 7pm Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at St. Mary Luxemburg 1412 Main St. with a closing prayer service at 7:00 pm with Deacon Bob Miller.  

 

Visitation will continue between 1:00 and 2:45 pm Thursday, June 2, 2022, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. 

 

Funeral 3:00 pm on Thursday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating. 

 

Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers, the family will collect memorials that will be contributed to pancreatic cancer research.

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Green Bay Oncology and Unity Hospice, with a special thanks to Leah, Ashley, and Wendy for their care and compassion.

Alyssa Breanne (Laughlin) Fuerst

Alyssa Breanne (Laughlin) Fuerst, 26, of Suamico, was called home to Heaven while at her home, Tuesday evening, May 17, 2022.

     

She was born June 8, 1995 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of James and Heather (Weborg) Laughlin. Alyssa graduated from Gibraltar High School in 2013 before attending the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Somers (northwest of Kenosha). In 2013, she was introduced to Joey Fuerst through Mary Kay Shumway. For Joey, it was love at first sight, and on September 16, 2017, Alyssa married the love of her life, Timothy “Joey” Fuerst II. He is devastated at the sudden loss of his dear wife. Alyssa had been diagnosed recently with a seizure disorder, and this event was never anticipated as she lived her life to the fullest right up until her passing.

     

Alyssa had a great sense of humor which came to her naturally. Spending time with her husband, Joey, was the greatest joy in her life – working on home projects together, dog walks and trips to the dog park, gaming with her mom, and working on puzzles were some of her favorite things. Together, she and Joey were growing in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and enjoyed bible studies together and at church. They attended Journey Church in De Pere.

     

Alyssa will be deeply missed by her husband, Tim “Joey” Fuerst of Suamico; parents, James and Heather Laughlin of Ellison Bay; two brothers, Anthony “Bubba” (and friend, Alexa), Alex “Chubs” (his friend, Kayla); maternal grandparents, Mark and Melannie Weborg of Ellison Bay; mothers-in-law, Kathy (Chuck) Swoboda of Green Bay, Mary Kay Shumway of Sister Bay (and her children, Kaytlin and Kierra Shumway); sister-in-law, Melissa (Patrick) Mock; aunts and uncles; many dear cousins; and friends.

     

She was preceded in death by her father-in-law, Tim Fuerst, Sr.; paternal grandmother, Regina Walsh; and other relatives.

     

A celebration of Alyssa’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 27, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Pastor Joel Rose officiating. She will be laid to rest in Rowleys Bay Cemetery in the Town of Liberty Grove.

     

Family will receive friends at Huehns Funeral Home on Thursday, May 26, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and also on Friday from noon until the time of service. A gathering for family and friends will be held at Apple Valley Lanes, 1217 N. 14th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 following the service on Friday.

     

Memorials given in Alyssa’s memory to her loving husband, Timothy Fuerst, to assist with expenses in this time of need.

     

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

Dean E. Karnopp

Dean E.  Karnopp, 65, Luxemburg, died peacefully on Thursday morning, May 12, 2022.  He was born April 30, 1957, to the late Elton and Vernis (Gaedtke) Karnopp.  On November 26, 1983, he married Shelley A. Shilbauer at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Montpelier.  He loved playing the drums with many local polka bands, he will be greatly missed.

Dean is survived by his wife, Shelley, his children, Chalsee Karnopp, Green Bay; Jacob Karnopp, New Franken; extended family, Brett Boehm, Milwaukee; Lindsay, Marathon; Dave, Ocala, Florida.  He is further survived by three brothers, Nolan (June) Karnopp, Arlin (Mary Lou) Karnopp and Niel (Brenda) Karnopp:  two sisters-in-law, Gay Pivonka and Sandy Minger, both of Green Bay; one brother-in-law, William Shilbauer, New Franken; many nieces and nephews.  Special friends, Brittany (Jeremiah), Tyler (Brittni) and Melissa (James).

Dean was preceded in death by his parents, Elton Karnopp and Vernis Karnopp-Kudick; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Clifford and Ruth Shilbauer; one brother, Merle Karnopp; two brothers-in law, Adrian Pivonka, Lee Shilbauer, one sister-in-law, Bell Shilbauer, one nephew, Richard Pivonka.

Friends may call between 9:30 to 11:45 am on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Montpelier.  Memorial Service 12:00 (noon) on Tuesday at the church, with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

Jennifer "Jen" L. Post

Jennifer “Jen” L. Post, 42, of Stoughton, died unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday, May, 12, 2022, at her home.

She was born in Green Bay on November 25, 1979, to Roger and Carol (Hoagland) Post.

Jen was employed with the University of Wisconsin Madison Medicine and Public Health as a Research Specialist. She was involved in many research studies involving organ transplants in monkeys and vaccine effectiveness, including the Covid-19 vaccine.

Her enjoyments in life were hanging out with her pets, cooking and baking and spending time with friends playing Trivia. Her Christmas lasagna will be greatly missed.  She was very strong willed, intelligent and loved to debate any topic.

Survivors include her parents, Roger and Carol Post; one brother, Paul (Kelley); two sisters, Julie Uslabar, Jean (Randy) Pieschek; nephews, Brendon Post (special friend Kelsey), Jack Uslabar, Jacob and Mason Pieschek; nieces, Alyssa (her godchild) and Sydney Pieschek, Rylie Post; aunts and uncles, Ruth Ziegelbauer, Helen Schmechel, Clarence Hoagland, Gerald Hoagland (friend Barb), Larry (Mary) Hoagland, Marvin (Diana) Hoagland; Jeanette Zeitler, Arlene Gruetzmacher, Shirley (Sheldon) Prodell, Carol (James) Nemecek, Rita Post, Donna Post; and her canine child,  Daphne and feline children, Butter, Waffle and Benny.

Jen was preceded in death by her grandparents, Fred and Eleanora Post, and Robert and Elizabeth Hoagland; uncles, Norman Post, Robert Post (godfather), Roy Post, Harold Zeitler, Wayne Gruetzmacher, Robert Hoagland, James Hoagland; aunts, Bernice (Wally) Machut, Ellen Post, Betty Lou Hoagland, Mary Hoagland; and canine child, Fred.

Friends may call at St. Paul Lutheran Church, (Town of Montpelier), N4108 County Road AB, Luxemburg, WI 54217, between 9:45 and 10:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.  Funeral 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, at the church with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating.  Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Montpelier.

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

A special thank you is extended to the Stoughton Police Department, Kewaunee County Police Department especially Chief Deputy Jason Veeser, Dane County Medical Examiner’s office, and Cress Funeral Home especially Georgia, Jen’s friends Renee and Mike and Pastor Daniel Olson, for your help when it was greatly needed.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

Eunice Mary Bader

Eunice Mary Bader, age 95, Dyckesville, passed away Thursday, May 12, 2022. The daughter of the late John Sr. and Mary (De Broux) Gilson, was born on June 4, 1926. She married Orbie H. Bader on May 13, 1950, at St. Louis Church in Dyckesville. He preceded her in death March 18, 2006.

 

Eunice is survived by four children: Ted Bader, Vicki Challis, Terri (Brian) Guilette and Brenda (Roger) Steinfeldt; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and her sister Rita Berger.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Orbie, grandson Brian Bader, daughter-in-law Marietta Bader, sister, Frances Renier, and brother John Gilson Jr.

Per Eunice’s wishes, there will be no visitation and a private funeral will be held at a later date.

 

The family would like to thank her best neighbors Gary and Michelle Borley, Helping Hearts Assisted Living Facility, Unity Hospice and Crystal.

 

In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Unity Hospice or St. Louis Church Parish in Dyckesville.

 

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

Joseph H. Parent

Joseph Parent, 86, of Baileys Harbor, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 8, 2022, after several months of illness.

    

He was born March 20, 1936 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Homer Parent and Luella (Mann) Parent.  Joe was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor.  He attended the Baileys Harbor Grade School, and graduated from Gibraltar High School with the class of 1954.  The following year, he married his high school sweetheart Doris Uhlemann on September 10, 1955 at Immanuel Lutheran Church.  He and Doris shared 28 years of marriage.  Together, the young couple raised three boys, Steve, Mike and Jim.  As a family, they always took the opportunity to boat, travel, and attend the boys’ many sporting events.  Joe was an avid baseball pitcher, playing in High School and the Door County League.  His pitching style mirrored all of the other aspects of his life….strong, fast, and just wild enough to keep his opponents guessing and off balance!  He tried out for the Milwaukee Braves and was offered an opportunity to play on their Single A farm team in Georgia, but he turned down the opportunity to stay in Baileys Harbor and begin his life as a husband, father, and businessman.  In his early years he was very active in the community as a member of the Baileys Harbor Lions Club, donating his time, equipment, and materials to make the town of Baileys Harbor a better place.

    

From the time he was a young boy, he worked alongside his father, Homer, in the family excavation business, Parent Construction Company, in Baileys Harbor.  It was here that he developed his legendary work ethic.  As his father’s health began to fail, Joe took over the business.  Beginning as a small excavation and land clearing company, Joe ran the company for nearly seven decades and expanded into trucking, driveway and foundation installation, blasting and quarrying operations, major earth moving projects, dock and seawall construction, installation of sewer and water utilities, septic systems, construction of sewage treatment plants all over northeast Wisconsin, landscaping, redi-mix concrete, and the creation of major vacation and residential developments such as Heritage Lake Resort, The Oaks Condominiums, Harbor Terrace Condominiums, Lake Haven Condominiums, and many other projects.  For many years, Parent Construction was one of the largest employers north of Sturgeon Bay and was seemingly involved in just about all of the development in Door County for well over a half century.  Joe was a major Arctic Cat dealer when the snowmobile craze hit in the early 70’s.  He built a successful Arctic Cat racing team that raced in Door County, other parts of the state, and the Upper Peninsula.  For decades he sponsored the Parent Construction youth baseball team in the Stars of Tomorrow league in Sturgeon Bay.  When it came to most things in life, especially business, he was fearless.  He took on financial risk and jumped feet first into business ventures.  He learned and adapted as he went along, and more often than not, succeeded by sheer will and the force of his personality.  He bent the rules when he had to, and he never, ever, quit at anything he did.

    

Joe married Suzanne Galligan in 1986, and they shared over 25 years of marriage.  Together they enjoyed boating in both Wisconsin and Florida, motor home treks around the country, and winters at their home in Venice, Florida, until Suzanne’s sudden death in June of 2011. 

    

Joe is survived by his sons, Steve (Dawn) Parent of Sturgeon Bay, Mike (Laura) Parent of Egg Harbor, and Jim (Pam Lent) Parent of Baileys Harbor; their mother, Doris Parent of Baileys Harbor; his brother, Bill (Megan) Parent of Saugatuck, MI; and sister, Linda (Rick) Chapracki of Littleton, CO.  Suzanne’s children, Shelly Galligan of Delavan, WI, Kristen (Peter) Lipsey of Wilmette, IL, and Daniel (Erica) Galligan of Cedarburg, WI; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his special friend, Connie Turriff.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne; his parents, Homer and Luella; and his sister, Mary Ellen St. George.

    

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Maxwelton Braes Golf Course in Baileys Harbor.  Time of service and other details to be announced in the near future.

    

“Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all those at Door County Medical Center, Home Instead Senior Care, and Unity Hospice, who showed Joe exceptional kindness and compassion in the care given to him in his final weeks”.

    

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

Mary Leake Combs

Mary Jane Leake Combs, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2022 at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

 

Jane was born in Cleveland, Ohio, but spent most of her childhood in Cincinnati and lived most of her adult life in her beloved Lexington, Kentucky. 

 

Jane was an adventurous spirit who placed a high value on education.  She went back to school in the early 1970’s to complete her BA in Education at the University of Kentucky - even though she was a mother of four young children at the time. Jane was an avid reader, and enjoyed participating in numerous book clubs throughout her life.  She also enjoyed traveling.  Jane has been to all fifty states.  And with Kilmer, her loving husband of 49 years, Jane enjoyed trips to far away destinations, including Australia and New Zealand, Tahiti, Europe and Costa Rica.

 

Jane also believed in the importance of giving back – a passion she passed on to her children and grandchildren.  For over twenty-five years, Jane served as a volunteer for Hospice of the Bluegrass, helping families navigate difficult end-of-life decisions.   She was a proud member of the Lexington Women’s Club and volunteered in a variety of ways at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Lexington, Kentucky.  Jane also delivered meals to shut ins for Meals on Wheels and recorded audiobooks for the Central Kentucky Reading for the Blind. 

 

Throughout her life, Jane always had many dear friends.  She had a special way of making others feel at ease.  Many have been touched by her kindness.

 

Jane was preceded in death by her husband, C. Kilmer Combs – a senior partner at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs law firm- and her son-in-law Michael Warren. She is survived by four children – Mike Combs of Lexington, Kentucky, Celia Warren of Fountain Hills, Arizona, Reverend Bill Combs (Jennifer) of Buford, Georgia, and Cathy Laba (Wally) of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, four grandchildren – Jessica Eldridge (Dylan), Anne Warren, Emily Combs and Sam Combs - and one great grandchild, Oliver Eldridge.

A funeral service will be held at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Lexington, Kentucky on May 17th , 2022 at noon.  Burial will follow at Lexington Cemetery.

 

The family would like to thank the amazing staff at Pinecrest Village, the Skilled Nursing Facility at the Door County Medical Center and Unity Hospice for the kindness and compassion they showed Jane during these final years of her life.  We also want to recognize Nate Kraemer, Christine Webb-Miller, Sue Dahms, and Nicole Wiesner  – who did big things and small to make Mom’s transition to Door County as smooth as possible.  You are truly angels on earth.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hospice, St. Jude’s or Kentucky Educational Television.  Forbes Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.

Alice M. Glish

Alice M. Glish, age 88, of  Kewaunee died on Saturday, May 7, 2022.  She was born on July 17, 1933 to the late W. Edwin and Mary (Jorgensen) Brusky.    

 

She married Joseph J. Glish on October 19, 1949 and he preceded her in death on November 3, 1998. 

 

She worked for Plumber’s Woodworking for twenty-four years until retiring.  Alice and Joe enjoyed traveling throughout the world and dancing at Kubsch’s Ballroom.  Alice also enjoyed gardening and canning the fruits of her labor.

 

Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law: Mark and Sherri Glish, Janesville; Steven and Kim Glish, Port St. Lucie, FL; Gregg Glish, Las Vegas, NV; three daughters and three sons-in-law: Monica and Mike Knauer, Acton, Ontario, Canada; Debra and Marcus Teubert, Wild Rose, WI; Brenda and Todd Toepper, Milton, WI; a very special granddaughter: Tanya Glish, Two Rivers; ten grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law: William (Bill) and Karen Brusky, Kewaunee; a sister: Marie Tess, Mishicot and her very special cat, Abby.

 

She was preceded in death by two sons and an infant son: Wayne Glish, Jeffrey Glish; and Paul Glish. Mother-in-law and father-in-law: Joseph F. and Katherine Glyzewski.

 

Friends may call after 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Buchanan Funeral Home, Kewaunee with a parish Wake Service at 7:00 p.m.  Visitation continues after 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Hedwig Church, East Krok until the time of services.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m by Fr. Dennis Drury assisted by Christal Wavrunek.  Burial will follow in the parish cemetery.

 

Mom was a force to be reckoned with at times.  Her fierce will and determination allowed her to  live her way even though she had mobility problems in her later years.  Guide us now Mom, your children and grandchildren, to live with fierce determination as you did.

 

Go to www.buchananfh.com to send condolences.

John "Roger" Robinson

John "Roger" Robinson, 84, Algoma, passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born July 10, 1937 in Chicago, IL. to John W. and Virginia (Payne) Robinson.  
As a young man his family moved to Rio Creek.  Roger starting working as a teenager at Raton Church Furniture Co. after his dad was hurt in an accident.  Then he worked at Hamilton Manufacturing in Two Rivers for a few years.  Then he worked at the US Plywood in Algoma and ended his working career at Bay Ship Builders.  He did work at Wisconsin Screen Graphics for a short time and also worked part time at Post TV and Appliance and then J & B Appliance for Jerry and Bev Schley.


Roger's greatest hobbies were hunting and perch fishing, especially at Chaudoir's dock.
Roger married Judith Chaudoir at St. Mary's of the Snow Catholic Church in Namur on Memorial Day, May 30, 1960.


He is survived by his loving wife, Judy, son John Lawrence, two daughters Lynn (Gary) Clark and Barbara (Steve) Bathke; three grandchildren Jessica (Martin) Flores, Katie (Jeremy) Roman and Robert (Maggie) Clark; five great-grandchildren Ethan and Rosalynn, Johnathan and Elijah and Emma Rae; honorary daughter Peggy(Mark)Klapperich and their family and honorary granddaughter, Jenny, who as a great registered nurse made it possible for Roger to have his last two days at home; brother Bob (Sandy) Robinson, brother-in-law Nick Wasilkoff, many nieces, nephews and cousins.


He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother-in-law Pat (Jim) Fenske and Peggy Wasilkoff, and brother-in-law Harvey Massart.
There will be a public visitation, Saturday, May 14, 2022, at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 3:00 PM until the time of services at 7:00 PM with Father Alvan Amadi officiating.


The family wants to give a special thank you to Unity Hospice for making his last days comfortable.


In Lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society in Roger's name.

Ruth M. Younk

Ruth M. Younk, 92, Rio Creek, passed away May 5, 2022 at the Jack and  

Engrid Meng Hospice Center in DePere. She was born February 8, 1930,  

to the late Fred and Esther (Chapek) Mikle. On July 24, 1949, she married  

Arlan Younk in Algoma, he preceded her in death on September 4, 1999. 

Ruth enjoyed quilting, traveling, reading, gardening, and her flowers. 

She is survived by her children, Diane (Patrick) Olson of Sturgeon Bay, and  

Jerry (Vicky) Younk of Bemidji, MN; her step-grandchildren; brother Frank  

(Carol) Mikle; sister Caroline Nichols; as well as by nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Arlan; brother Don (Ruby)  

Mikle; sister Jeanne (Ernest) Bero; and sister-in-law Mary Jo Mikle. 

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rankin from 1:00-2:00  pm. Funeral service will take place at 2:00 pm with Dr. Rev. Christopher Jackson officiating. Burial will  follow in the church cemetery. Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services (formerly Wiesner & Massart  Funeral Home) – Algoma is assisting the family. Online condolence messages may be shared at  www.KinnardFCS.com. 

A special thank you to Unity Hospice for all the care they gave Ruth.

 

Wenzel (Bucko) J. Hrabik Jr.

Wenzel (Bucko) J. Hrabik Jr. age 81, of  Kewaunee died on Saturday, May 7th, 2022.  He was born on January 31, 1941 in Kewaunee, WI to the late Wenzel (Jim) Sr and Ella (Delwiche) Hrabik.

 

Bucko married the love of his life, Karen Duescher, on July 13th, 1963.  They were blessed with five  children and ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 

Wenzel graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1959.  Bucko was a confirmed member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and serviced on the parochial school board.  He was employed as a welder/mechanic with the Kewaunee County Highway Department for 29 years retiring at the age of 57.  Prior to employment at the Highway Department, Bucko had worked at Kewaunee Engineering.  Bucko enjoyed fixing and repairing farm machinery, assisting many local farmers.

 

Upon retirement, Bucko enjoyed many years hauling milk, driving tractor and tinkering at Ebert Enterprises.  Bucko was always willing to help anyone and his calm demeanor made him a joy to work with.

 

Bucko had a love of hunting, fishing, stock car racing, playing softball, dartball, music (Elvis rules!) snowmobiling (proud member of the Moonriders Snowmobile Club) and watching all sports and events particularily when his children and grandchildren were participating.  He was their biggest fan!

 

Bucko is survived by Karen, his wife of fifty-eight years; his children, Rhonda (Jack) Jadin, Renee (Randy) Ebert, Sheila (Ron) Powers, Troy (Vicki) Hrabik, Rick (Mary) Hrabik.  He is further survived by grandchildren; Taylor (Abbygaile) Jadin, Jordan and Whitney Ebert, Tyler, Samantha and Tommy Powers, Brandon (Hailey) Hrabik, Bryce Hrabik, and Greg (Erin) Place, three great-grandchildren, Natalie Jadin, Peaches Hrabik and Josephine Place.  

 

Bucko was one of ten siblings.  Survivors include; Sandy (Carl) Swagel, Judy Dolan (special friend John Kay), Betty (James) Siebold, Gerald (Marilyn) Hrabik, Jane (Roger) Ihlenfeldt, Joe - Chico (Sue Lindberg) Hrabik, John (Emily) Hrabik, Bill (Jill) Hrabik.  Further survivors include sisters in law Julaine Mueller and Bonnie (Larry) Kittell, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Bucko was preceded in death by his parents Wenzel and Ella Hrabik and his stepmother, Lorraine (Rabach) Hrabik, in-laws Orville and Elda Duescher, granddaughter Britney Ebert, sister and brother in law Shirley (James-Beetle) Blahnik, brothers in law Harold (Bud) Dolan, and Erwin Mueller.

 

Friends may call from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Buchanan’s Funeral Home, Kewaunee on Sunday, May 15th, 2022.  Visitation continues on Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 am at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Kewaunee on May 16th, 2022.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am with Pastor Matthew Sprunger officiating.  The service will be live streamed for remote viewing at www.immanuellutherankewaunee.org.

 

Bucko’s family would like to thank the care providers throughout the years for the compassionate care provided to him.

Bucko will be greatly missed by all family and friends.  His strong work ethic, humor, quiet demeanor, kindness and compassion modeled the way for all who came to know him.  Thanks for the memories.

Betty Cravillion

Betty A. Cravillion, 89, of Luxemburg died peacefully, Tuesday evening, May 3, 2022.  She is now celebrating with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Betty was born on August 1, 1932, to the late Frank “Raymond” Jr. and Edna (Peik) Kubale in Manitowoc County.  On August 16, 1958, she married the love of her life, Darrel J. Cravillion, at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg.  She was a member of St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, and the Christian Mother Society of St. Mary.  Her enjoyments included spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandsons.  Betty loved her flowers, being outdoors immersed in God’s creation and her Monday and Wednesday Bible Study with her family.  She always made everyone feel welcomed with her infectious smile, humor, and warmth.

 

Betty is survived by her husband of 63 years, Darrel, and her seven children, Dan (Lisa) Cravillion, Cheryl (Paul) Melnarik, Janice Cravillion, Dave Cravillion, Lynn (Bill) Peronto, Patrick Cravillion, Dean Cravillion; eleven grandchildren, Jon, Katie, Andrew (Savannah), Abbie, Sam, Phil (Kali), Chelsea, Caleb, Shane, Nick, Logan (special friend, Jaid); two great grandsons, Maddox and Paxton; one sister, Sharon (Mick) Scanlan; one brother in law and two sisters in law, Tom (Sue) Cravillion, Bonnie Blaney; nieces and nephews.

 

Betty was preceded in death by one loving granddaughter, Karissa Peronto (10-21-2021); her parents; her father in law and mother in law, Henry and Helen Cravillion; brothers in law and sisters in law, George Blaney, Lyle (Lois) Cravillion, Bob (Darlene) Cravillion, Glen (Marge) Cravillion, Jim Cravillion, and Sister Ann Cravillion OSF.

 

Friends may call between 9:15 and 11:15 am on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.  Funeral 11:30 am on Tuesday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

 

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

 

In lieu of sympathy flowers and other tributes, memorials may be made to: The Karissa Peronto Memorial Scholarship, in memory of Betty Cravillion.

A special note of thanks is extended to Unity Hospice and the 9th floor staff of St. Vincent Hospital, especially Sherri, Denise, Hannah, and Janelle, for your outstanding compassion.

Tom Beam

Tom Beam, age 75, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on April 18,2022 at his home in Fort Worth, Texas. He was the husband of Sandra Beam. They shared 48 wonderful and loving years of marriage together.

Born in Sturgeon Bay, Wi; he was the son of Jim and Connie Beam. He attended and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School then went on to attend and graduate from the University of Oshkosh. After graduation he became a part of the Army Reserves. He worked for many years in the financial world, and after retiring from AT&T he began working for Stadium People and CSC. Where he was able to get paid to watch his favorite sports.

He was a member of Denton Bible Church and was involved in the men’s group there. He loved adventure and pushing the limits. Some of his favorite past times were fishing, golf, softball (he even played into his 70s), going to the nature center, and spending time at the marina in Lake Worth. But his absolute favorite times were spent playing barbies with his granddaughter, fishing with his grandsons, and playing any sport with all of them.  He was extremely passionate about teaching his grandchildren everything he could about life. He will be remembered for his sense of humor, contagious laugh, and treating everyone like he had known them for years. But most of all he will be remembered for how much he loved the Lord and wanted others to know his Lord and Savior as well.

He is survived by his wife Sandra Beam; daughters Melissa McBeam (Chad) and Angela Barnett (Jonathon); grandchildren Quinn McBeam, Anders Barnett, and Everly Barnett; brother Craig Beam (Jeanne); nephews Jason Beam (Jennifer) and Nick Beam (Arielle). He was predeceased by his parents Jim and Connie Beam, grandparents Fred and Ruth Reynolds. He was also survived by two very special young men. Although not blood related, he considered them to be family Matt Norman and Paul Beach (Andrea).

His Celebration of Life will be held on Friday May 20, 2022 at 5:30pm- 8:00pm with a service from 6:00pm-7:00pm at the Lake Worth Boat and Ski Club 4001 Marina Dr. Fort Worth, Tx 76135. The club is located on Lake Worth. 

If planning to send the family flowers for the celebration of life, please deliver to Tom’s home address.

 

Marvin P. Jonet

Marvin P. Jonet, 95, New Franken, died peacefully with his children by his side on Sunday morning, May 1, 2022.  He was born March 21, 1927, in the township of Red River to the late, Louis and Irene (Rogers) Jonet.  On November 29, 1947, he married Caroline E. Nellis at Saint Joseph Church in Champion. She preceded him in death on December 11, 2015. Marvin served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII.  He was member of the Plumber and Steamfitter Local Union 400, receiving an award for 65 years of service.   He loved spending time at the cabin in Pembine, fishing, hunting, and cutting lumber at his “Hardly Able Lumber Company”. Together, Marvin and Caroline enjoyed traveling the country, especially to Arizona and Alaska, in their motor home.  Marvin loved to spend time with his family, especially his many grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.

 

Marvin is survived by his children, Len (Jan) Jonet, Green Bay; Jerry (Donna) Jonet, New Franken; Diane (Doug) DuBois, Green Bay; Kristy (Herb) Myers, Mountain; Jean (Robert) Baranczyk, Sturgeon Bay; 14 grandchildren, Tami (Rick) Process, Kimberly (Mike) Powers, Melissa Opicka-Jonet, Philip Jonet, Brent (Katie) DuBois, Amanda (Nate) Thomas, Trevor (Misty) Pedersen, Amber (Chris) Hellmann, Cassandra (fiancé Josh) Gaestel, Alecia (Matt) Daul, Jake (fiancé Brittni) Baranczyk, Ben (fiancé Carly) Baranczyk, Abby (Dylan) Frea; 18 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters, Vernelda Vaness, DePere; Rosella VandenHouten, Lincoln; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

Marvin was preceded in death by his loving wife, Caroline; one daughter, Debbie Gaestel; one granddaughter, Jenna Baranczyk; one brother, Wilfred (Virgil) Jonet; sisters in law and brothers in law, Odile (Walter) Ducat, Evelyn (Edwin) Legois, Donald Nellis, Wilfred VandenHouten and Alvin Vaness.

 

Friends may call between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Monday, May 9, 2022, at Holy Cross Church in Bay Settlement.  Funeral 11:00 am on Monday at the church with Abbot Gary Neville, O.Praem. officiating.  Complete military honors with the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg, following the funeral.  Entombment at the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

 

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

 

The Jonet Family wishes to thank Unity Hospice for assisting Dad and our family the past few weeks.  We also wish to extend a special thank you to the staff of Anna’s House in New Franken, for the care and compassion give to “Our Dad”!

Isaac Sorenson

Isaac Terrance Sorenson, 12, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis., passed away peacefully on May 3, 2022, at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. He was born on August 12, 2009, in Green Bay to Terry and Toni (Martin) Sorenson.

 

Isaac entered the world rapidly and set his own course. He amazed every health professional who ever met and worked with him. Isaac enjoyed taking in the local sites with his family and nurses, painting rocks with his nurses and spreading them around Door County, visiting local parks, and getting to know the neighborhood by spending time in his parents’ strawberry stand and in their cherry orchard. Isaac also loved people reading to him, including his classmates at Southern Door, who read to him virtually during school. His team of nurses introduced him to all generational eras and genres of music and the excitement of Wheel of Fortune. He enjoyed movie nights with his family, and like a true Wisconsinite, Isaac enjoyed watching the Green Bay Packers. Although he couldn’t speak or smile, Isaac communicated to his family and nurses through his expressive eyebrows and reactions to the color yellow.

 

While his parents had dreams of Isaac being able to smile, laugh, play and express himself in ways his earthly body didn’t allow, Isaac set his own timeline for his final journey home. He was surrounded by the love of his parents, and the embrace of God. The love in the sunshine, the light of the moon, the breeze and sounds of the birds will be a constant reminder of Isaac’s love.

 

Survivors include his parents; two brothers, Eli and Aksel Sorenson; maternal grandmother, Cecile Thanig (Dave Pregont), Wausau; maternal grandfather, Tom (Jackie) Martin, Edgar; step-maternal grandfather, Dan (Jan) Kamenick, Marathon; paternal grandparents Gary (Gail) Sorenson, Forestville; maternal great-grandparents Eleanora Thanig, Mosinee; Joyce (Mike) Huebsch, Edgar; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Jo Ann Simon; paternal great-grandparents, Virgil and Mae Sorenson, Alvin and Arbutus Simon and Joseph and Loraine Hendzel; maternal great-grandparents, Walter and Marie Kamenick, John and Gladys Martin and Stuart Thanig.

 

Visitation will be Saturday, May 7, from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. Funeral services will be Sunday, May 8, at 2:00 p.m., at Tanum-Forest Lutheran Church with Rev. Peter Mannoja officiating. There will be a private burial at Forest Cemetery in Carnot for immediate family only. On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com.

 

The family wishes to thank all of Isaac’s nurses: Debbie, Linda, Gloria, Chris, Megan, Kayla and Liz. Their exceptional care allowed Isaac so many opportunities to enjoy life.

 

The family also thanks Isaac’s therapists, the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and staff, Dr. Amy Fogarty and her staff in Door County, the Door County public health team, the CP Center of Green Bay, and the staff at the Southern Door School District for their guidance and care over the years. Special thanks as well to all of the friends and neighbors who welcomed Isaac into their lives.

 

Sandra J. Wagner

Sandra Jean Wagner, age 73, of Sturgeon Bay, WI passed away passed at her home on May 1, 2022 surrounded by her family. She was born January 26, 1949, to the late Merville Kratwell and Valeria (Spoerl) Zdroik in Milwaukee, WI.

Sandy was blessed with a loving family. She married John S. Wagner on September 27, 1969, at Holy Apostles Church in New Berlin, WI. They were happily married for 52 years. Sandy was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. 

Sandy was blessed with 3 children: Christie (Kevin) Pichette, Todd (Leda) Wagner, Adam (Shannon) Wagner. She was also survived by 5 grandchildren: Michael (Jamie), Tyler and Kailtyn (Katiebug) Pichette,  Autumn Wagner, Parker Wagner. Two great grandchildren: Easton Wagner, Harper McGrath, 1 aunt Diana (Tom) Ploetz and her loving dog Kibbles. 

Sandy is survived by: 1 sister, Kathy Teeney and one brother Billy (Sandy) Zdroik. 

Sandy was preceded in death by her parents Merville Kratwell, Valeria Zdroik and Step-father Herb Zdroik, parents-in-law John and Esther Wagner, 1 brother, Jimmy (Kathy) Zdroik, 1 brother-in-law Mike Teeney, aunts Audrey (Dale) Viergutz, Geraldine (Bob) Ronco and Delores Spoerl and recently her best friend Geri Wipperfurth.

Sandy was an avid sports fan. She loved the Packers, Brewers, Bucks & Badgers and never missed scores from every game all they way through the end. She gave many years of her time to the Girl Scouts of America in Milwaukee area sitting on the council, a Leader to Troop #1179 and always our Cookie Mom. 

A memorial to honor Sandy's life will be held privately with immediate family in Sturgeon Bay at a later date. On-line condolences may be offered by emailing John Wagner at swimmer54235@yahoo.com. Donations can be made to Door CANcer, Inc.in the name of Sandy Wagner.

A big Thank you to the wonderful staff at Unity Hospice to help honor her last wishes.

Terry D. Kinney

Rev. Dr. Terry Dan Kinney, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on November 5, 2021, at his home.  He was born March 18, 1939, in Madison, WI to LaVerne and LaVerne (Knutsen) Kinney.  On August 24, 1963, he married Cynthia Boller in Madison, she preceded him in death on March 28, 2021.

Terry graduated from Crystal Lake High School in Illinois in 1957.  After high school, he earned a B.S. in chemistry at UW Madison.  In 1967, he graduated from Luther-Northwestern Seminary with a master's degree in divinity and entered the ministry.  In 1984, Terry earned a doctor of ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary.

During his life, Terry ministered in numerous churches including: American Lutheran Church in Harlem, MT, Bethel Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg, FL, and Hainesville Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.  He especially enjoyed playing guitar and singing with other musicians during worship.  While serving at Bethel, he helped establish several outreach programs which benefited the St. Petersburg community.  During retirement, he was a passionate representative for the non-profit group Food for the Poor.  

Terry and Cindy retired to Door County, building their dream house on family property where he enjoyed working the land for years.  He treasured the time he and his wife were part of the Door County Community.

Survivors include 4 children, Toby Kinney and Jon Kinney, both of Aurora, CO; Suzanne Kinney, Middleton, WI; Mark (Colleen) Kinney, Sturgeon Bay; 2 grandchildren, Claire and Andrew; a sister, Karen (Wayne) Fagerberg, Barrington, NH; and a brother, Norman (Jackie) Kinney, Ozark, AL.  He was preceded by his parents and his wife.

A memorial service will be conducted at 10:00 am on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Tanum Forest Lutheran Church (6102 County OO Sturgeon Bay, WI) with the Reverend Anne Edison-Albright Bishop of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin presiding.  Burial will be in Clay Banks Cemetery.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com

 

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