Obituaries Archives for 2022-06

Samuel Adam Schneider

 Samuel Adam Schneider, 46, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, formerly of Longmont, CO, passed away at home on Sunday, June 19, 2022. 

     He was born on June 18, 1976, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay, the son of Peter John Schneider and Gloria Adams Schneider. Growing up, Sam enjoyed drawing, trick bicycle riding, and skateboarding. He was a member of the local Boy Scout troop and the Sturgeon Bay Sail Training Foundation. Through the sailing program, he developed his love for sailboat racing. Using his drawing skills, he was able to design and later construct racing boats. Sam attended Sturgeon Bay High School. He was known for being a charismatic, fun-loving, and creative person. Sam would often escape to the art room. Those who still have their SBHS yearbooks from the early-mid 1990s will be able to attest that he was uncannily in almost every group, club, and team photo within that yearbook even though he never participated in those various groups and sports. That was Sam, the prankster. 

     As a teenager, his musical appreciation and style had him following the musical group, The Grateful Dead. He taught himself how to play the guitar and had an interest in electronics. 

     On June 21, 1998, Sam married Meredith Elizabeth Guthrie in rural Jacksonport. They were blessed with two daughters: Melody and Sierra. He and Meredith shared over 14 years together before separating. 

     Sam worked many jobs throughout his life. Earlier on, he was a server and eventually a cook for a restaurant in St. Simons Island, GA. He constructed home stereo systems in Boulder, CO for over twelve years. Then he worked as a bouncer in a club in Denver, CO. After that, he was a bartender in Sturgeon Bay. His last job was working as an automobile detailer in Longmont, CO. 

     Sam found peace in nature and loved gardening. His creativity was ever present in jewelry design and racing boat construction. Later in his life, Sam had a love and great passion for Jungian Psychology and was greatly inspired by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung’s four archetypes of consciousness: the self, the persona, the shadow, and the anima/animus. He read just about every writing of Jung and delved the deepest into his book “Mysterium Coniunctionis.” Anyone who knew Sam knew that he escaped life’s hardships and negativity by writing in his journals, he was a great writer. Sam was drawn so much to water, whether that be the ocean, lakes, or streams, and those waters will forever carry memories of him. He enjoyed long drives listening to music with his daughters and frequently traveled to his favorite and most memorable locations, this included Colorado, Door County, St. Simons Island, and Florida. 

     He will be deeply missed by his two daughters, Melody (fiancé, Tyler Kauffman) Schneider of Casper, WY, and Sierra Schneider of Erie, CO; former wife and mother of his daughters, Meredith Guthrie of Erie, CO; mother, Gloria Schneider of Sturgeon Bay, WI; three sisters, Katie Drummond of Eagle Mountain, UT, Sarah (Ben) Nielsen of North Salt Lake, UT, and Joyanne (Allen) Ludington, IA; nieces and nephews; uncles and aunts, Lawrence “Larry” Schneider of Lakewood, WI, Mary Terrance “Terry” Carlson of Pound, WI, Paul (Marilynn) Schneider, and Tim (Zoann) Schneider, both of Menominee, MI, Golden V. (Diane) Adams, Jr. of Lindon, UT, Steve (Marsha) Adams of Garland, UT, Janice “Jan” (Paul) Coover of Quilcene, WA, K. LeMoyne (Allison) Adams of Layton, UT, and Doyle (Shawna) Adams of St. George, UT; maternal grandmother, Loween Adams of North Ogden, UT; cousins; other relatives; and friends. 

     Sam was preceded in death by his father who died January 14, 1996; beloved pets, Ella and Miles Davis; paternal grandparents, Lawrence Peter Schneider and Lorrayne Bernice Jessel Schneider; maternal grandparents, Golden Virgil Adams, Sr. and Ruth Lenore (Paul) Thiessens Meacham; aunt and uncle, Tina Schneider and Charles Carlson; and other relatives.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 on Thursday, June 30, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m., followed by a memorial service honoring Sam's life. Bob Hohneke will officiate. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Sam’s family to assist with his final care and service costs.

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

 

John A. Seiler

John Alfred Seiler, 84, of Sturgeon Bay passed away on June 26, 2022 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.  He was born September 7, 1937, in Carnot to Walter and Grace (Halverson) Seiler. On April 27, 1957, he married Joan Molle in Algoma, she preceded him in death on September 15, 2020.  John served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1956 to 1960 and then in the reserves from 1961-62. 

 

John owned and operated Seiler’s Sinclair Gas station on the westside of Sturgeon Bay from 1960 to 1970.  He later went into the auto parts business operating Seiler’s Auto Parts for 20 years. After selling the auto parts store, he worked for a number of years for the County Parks Department.  

John was a long time and active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where he enjoyed attending Bible class and serving as an usher and on the church council.  John was also a member of the local AmVets organization. 

John and his wife enjoyed traveling and camping across the country (all of the 50 states) and wintering in Texas for many years.  He was a very social person who talked to everyone he met, making friends wherever he went.  John also had a great sense of humor and loved pranking friends and relatives, even during his last days while he was in the hospital.

 

Survivors include four daughters, Lori (Tom) Cofrin; Terri (Jerry) McArdle; Kerri (Dan) Mallien and Jodi (Korey) Mallien; 11 grandchildren; 7 great- grandchildren; 2 sisters-in-law, Keitha (Mike) McDonald and Mary (Randy) Piontek; and special friend Cindy Guenther.  He was preceded in death by his wife, granddaughter Megan McArdle, sister and brother-in-law Janet (Jocko) Rader, brother James Seiler and niece Kristin Piontek.

 

Funeral services will be 4:00 pm Sunday, July 3, 2022 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Burial will be in Schumacher Cemetery.  Friends may call at the church on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 pm.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Nancy A. Fenendael

Nancy A. Fenendael, 82, of Algoma (Rio Creek), passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Saturday, June 18, 2022, following a year and half battle with Leukemia.

 

She was born on April 27, 1940, in the Town of Lincoln to the late Elmer and Emeline (Havel) Gigot.

 

Nancy graduated from Casco High School in 1958. After graduation, Nancy worked at Fort Howard until 1962.

 

On September 30, 1961, she married Elias “Eli” Fenendael at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln. Together they raised their six children.

 

Nancy and Eli spent six decades devoting their lives to faith, family, and farming. Their legacy continues to live on as El-Na Farms. After retiring, Nancy could still be found feeding calves, making lunches, and completing bookwork for the farm.

 

In her spare time, she helped prepare food at Village Kitchen and S&K’s Food and Spirits. She also worked at the Lincoln Townhall during elections and volunteered her time at St. Peter Catholic Church by helping prepare meals for funerals.

 

Nancy enjoyed cooking, reading, and working in her gardens. Together they enjoyed many vacations through Care-Free Travel, along with going out to eat and playing cards with their friends.

 

They cherished watching their children and grandchildren’s many events. She is best known by her grandchildren for her famous sugar toast, her chili, and having the ability to make a cardboard box taste good! She was known by her grandchildren as “Grandma

Calfie” and “Grandma-on-the-Farm”.

 

Survivors include her husband of 60 years, Eli, and their six children,

Barry (Linda) Fenendael, Lori (Butch) Tebon, Sue (Dave) Baudhuin, Cheryl (Jon) Cravillion, Lonnie (Sue) Fenendael, Shane (Jennie) Fenendael; fifteen grandchildren, Quin Fenendael; Mariah and Lance Tebon; Tyler (Cassidy), Jon, Bailey (Travis Mueller), and Nick Baudhuin; Kimberly (Brian) Dolski, Taylor and Jacob Cravillion; Samantha (Colt) Gille, Faith and Kurtis Fenendael; Rylee and Jordan Fenendael; seven great-grandchildren with another arriving in September.

 

Her siblings, Karen VanBoxel, Green Bay; Randy Gigot, New Franken; her sisters in-law, Jeanette Fenendael, Algoma; Barb Gigot, Algoma; Vonnie Gigot, Green Bay; Godchildren, Peggy Holtz, Lisa Passamoni, and Scott Fenendael; many nieces and nephews.

 

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Milton Gigot; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Goldie and Catherine Fenendael; two brothers in-law, Bernie VanBoxel and Algie Fenendael; two sisters in-law, Mary Jo Gigot and Shirley Gigot.

 

Friends may call 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, June 24, 2022, at McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg.  Closing parish prayer service 7:00 pm on Friday.  Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Saturday, June 25, 2022, at St. Peter Church, Lincoln. Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Edward Looney officiating.  Burial in St. Peter Cemetery, Lincoln.  www.mcmahonfh.com

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and staff of Green Bay Oncology and St. Vincent’s Imaging Medical Short Stay, for their care and compassion.

Frederick Thyes

Frederick “Fred” J. Thyes, 73, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2022, following a long illness. 

He was born July 13, 1948, to the late Fred F. and Marie G. (Smits) Thyes in Green Bay, WI. 

Fred grew up in New Franken and graduated from Premontre High School.  He married Marilyn (Faucett) on January 12, 1974, and they spent many years together prior to her passing in 2008.

Fred spent the majority of his career in the grocery business, primarily as the manager of the meat department for Sure Way and Jubilee Foods stores. An avid fast-pitch and later slow-pitch softball player, Fred also took time to coach youth baseball to pass along his love of the game. Each fall Fred would be busy watching Notre Dame football, the Packers, or in the woods deer hunting. His true enjoyments were spending time with family and friends. He was a genuinely caring man who always made it a point to smile, ask how you were doing, and listen to and share stories.

Fred is survived by his son, Jesse (Corinne) Thyes and his two grandsons, Connor and Logan; his sisters, Doris Tilkens, Shirley (Jim) Daoust, and Sally Jacobs as well as other relatives and friends.

Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Marie (Smits) Thyes; his wife, Marilyn (Faucett) Thyes; brother, Jim Thyes; two brothers in law, Jack Tilkens and James Jacobs; nephew, Dan Thyes; and several other loved ones.

Friends may call between 4:00 and 7:00 pm on Thursday, June 23, 2022, at McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg. Closing prayer service at 7:00 pm with Deacon Bob Miller officiating.

Private burial in Riverside Cemetery, Peshtigo.

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

In lieu of flowers, and other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established in Fred’s memory.

The family would like to thank the Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Squad and other first responders as well as many friends and family for their love and support.

Mitchell A. Groessl

If heaven has its version of the Algoma Boat Club, we suspect Mitch Groessl is already standing behind the bar, welcoming new arrivals with a warm smile and striking up a conversation. Mitch passed awayJune 13, 2022, one day shy of the birthday he shared with his wife at the age of 62 after battlingpancreatic cancer longer than most. He would say he was fortunate to enjoy every extra day.
A pillar of the Algoma community, Mitch was slated to be the 2022 Shanty Days Honoree later thissummer. It was a well-deserved recognition that marked a lifetime of commitment to making thehometown he treasured the best place it could be.
Mitch was born June 14, 1959, at Algoma Memorial Hospital to J. Alan and the late Beth (Shaw) Groessl.
He graduated from Algoma High School in 1977, where he played football, basketball and baseball, andmade lifelong friendships with classmates. Mitch was the youngest of the five Groessl children.
So entrenched in the Algoma community was Mitch even as a young man that when he went to pick up aSouthern Door girl for a blind date one evening, it was the first time he found himself in the position ofmeeting a date’s parents without them already knowing him. It was a quite the nerve-wracking experiencefor Mitch, but it seemed to turn out well in the end as he and the former Joan Schmelzer married onDecember 16, 1983, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay.
Mitch was one of those guys who loved small-town living. He knew virtually everyone and everyoneknew Mitch. His easy smile and friendly manner put everyone he met immediately at ease, and he washappy to converse about any topic, especially sports. He officiated basketball,football and baseballgames, and was recognized by the WIAA for 40 years of service. He also served as the Algoma freshman
football coach at one point, and was a long-time member of the football chain gang, including the 2021season.
Family gatherings at the Boat Club centered on Mitch and his position behind the bar. He was alwaysready to assume his regular duties even as his health showed signs of more rapid decline just six weeksago. Never mind the fact he had just entered at-home hospice care. There was no way Mitch was going tobe anywhere but behind that bar for what he figured could be his last party.
Mitch joined the Algoma Rescue Squad in 1982 and continued to take calls until three weeks before his death. He served as captain and lieutenant of the Rescue Squad during his tenure, finally retiring as firefighter on January 1, 2020. Since records first started to be maintained in 1996, Mitch logged almost 5,500 hours of service to the Algoma Fire and Rescue Department. He was very proud that all three of hissons followed in his footsteps with Algoma Fire and Rescue.
During his working career, Mitch spent time at Algoma Hardwoods, Wisconsin Label, and the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department. He retired in 2013 and remained very busy. Mitch served on the Wisconsin
EMS Advisory Board, Kewaunee County Emergency Government, and as deputy coroner under Dave Hudson and more recently under his own son, Rory.
Mitch was well-known for his volunteer activities, including Algoma Shanty Days, Wet Whistle Wine Fest, and multiple other community events. He was an alderperson for Algoma’s Ward 3 for two terms,was an adjunct instructor at NWTC in which he assisted with EMT classes and practical exams, and served on the Door County Medical Center Board until forced to step down due to health reasons.
Mitch and Joan enjoyed their seasonal campsite at Ahnapee Shores for more than 20 years, and he enjoyed time spent with friends and annual vacations with John and Kendra. He was a lifelong fan of the Packers, Badgers and Brewers, and enjoyed driving for Algoma Motors. More importantly, he was happy to help anyone who asked for assistance.
Surviving Mitch are his wife, Joan; sons Rory (Sarah, and children Kalynn, Lauren and Levi); Casey (Shayna, and their son Greyson); and Quinn, all of Algoma; his father, Alan, of Algoma; brothers Mike, Two Rivers; Dave (Jane), Luxemburg; Mark (Barbie), Florida; father-in-law, George Schmelzer; sisters and brothers-in-law Jean (Chuck) Marsh, David (Tammy) Schmelzer, Del (Lisa) Schmelzer, Julie Schmelzer, Buck (Vicki) Schmelzer, Dean Schmelzer; cousin Lisa Schmelzer, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Beth; sister, Debbie Hareland (Gary); Casey and Shayna’s daughter, Aubree; and Joan’s mother, Barbara Schmelzer.
The family would like to thank everyone who stopped by for a visit or offered to help during Mitch’s final days. We are very appreciative, even if we didn’t take you up on the offer. We would also like to thank Dr. Robert Anderson and Dr. Kevin Mortara, and in the past couple months the Unity Hospice team led by Heather and Jenny. Any monetary donations will go toward an EMS Scholarship Fund in Algoma.
Visitation will take place from 3-8 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Schinderle Funeral Home in Algoma and from 9-11 a.m. on Monday, June 20, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Algoma, where Mitch received all the sacraments. Mass will begin at 11 a.m., with lunch to follow in the cafeteria.

Sandra Lee (Paape) Hoffmann

   Sandra Lee (Paape) Hoffmann lost her courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer on June 9, 2022.

     She was born February 5, 1959 to Lester and Elizabeth Paape in Algoma. She attended Algoma Public schools and graduated from Algoma High School in 1977. Sandy met Thomas Scott Hoffmann in 1982 and they were married on October 5, 1985.

     Sandy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014. After many surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation, she remained cancer-free for seven years. Then, in the summer of 2021, she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She again gave it a good fight, going through chemotherapy and radiation, once again. She had a sense of humor, even in the last couple days of her life. Sandy will be sadly missed by many.

     Sandy loved her time up north with Tom: snowmobiling, four-wheeling, and sitting around the bonfire. Up north in Rumley, Michigan was her happy place. They also enjoyed many Harley rides as well. Sandy loved working with her flowers in the summer and tending to her garden at their home in Sturgeon Bay. Sandy was a very selfless person; everyone else always came first. She was very kind and caring and never wanted to bother anyone. Her favorite songs were “Amour” by Andy Lorio (2015) and “I Will Remember You” by Sarah McLachlan.

     Sandy was a hard worker and loved her job as front desk manager at The Landmark Resort, which she held for 16 years. She worked through the covid epidemic to keep the business going.

     Sandy is survived by her loving and caring husband, Thomas Hoffmann; stepson, Peter Greischar; brothers, Lester (Germaine) Paape and Gary (Rita) Paape; sister, Maria Paape; brothers-in-law, Donn (Joy) Hoffmann, Kenneth (Sue) Hoffmann, Michael (Marsha) Hoffman, and Michael Lardinois; sister-in-law, Terri (Jim) Pavlick; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Elizabeth Paape; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Marjorie Hoffmann; and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Lardinois.

     Sandy’s life will be honored with a memorial service on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay at 1:00 p.m. with Chaplain Mark Richardson officiating.

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

     Sandy’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to Unity Hospice – the nurses, social worker, and especially, Chaplain Mark Richards - for all they have done to help in the time of need. It is very much appreciated! A big, very special thank you to Sandy and Tom’s Earth Angel, Nancy Writt – you were indispensable in helping us through this difficult journey. We can’t thank you enough for all you have done.

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

 

Henry "Hank" D. Deprey

Henry “Hank” D.  Deprey, 70, passed away Saturday morning, June 11, 2022, at a local hospital after a short illness with family by his side.

Born on June 1, 1952, he was the son of the late Anthony Sr. and Lorraine (Moreau) Deprey. He graduated from Luxemburg-Casco High School with the class of 1970.

 

 He married Julie K. Bredael on May 5th, 1973, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. They just celebrated 49 years together.

 

Hank owned and operated Luxemburg Bowl aka: “Hank’s Planks” for 40 plus years, with his wife Julie at his side. He was a former part-time employee with Salmon’s Meats and had volunteered his time with the Luxemburg Fire Department in the past.  Hank enjoyed spending time with family & friends at the camper. His true enjoyments were spending time with his wife, children & grandchildren. He will be well known for “taking a ride”, telling his stories and throwing his hat on the floor. 

 

Hank is survived by his wife Julie; three daughters, Tina (Andy) Haegele and their children, Austin and Callie; Tammy (Steve) Teumer and their son, Trevor; Amy (David) Deprey.

Hank is further survived by his sisters, Mary Ann Heraly, Rosie (Jeff) LaFave, Teri Deprey, Lisa Dewitt; one sister in law, Nancy Deprey: his godson, Jeromy Deprey.  Hank is also survived by his mother in law, Eileen Bredael and Julie’s sisters, brother and their families, Nancy (David) Buhr, Fred (Roxie) Bredael, Lori (Glenn) Salmon, Lynn (John) Michiels, Mikki (Bob) Jandrain; nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

 

Hank was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony Sr. and Lorraine (Moreau) Deprey; his father in law, Lloyd “Porky” Bredael; brothers, Randy “Zeke” Deprey, Anthony “JR” Deprey; brothers in Law, Carl Heraly, Perry DeWitt; Goddaughter, Stephanie “Tootsie” Woelfel and several other loved ones.

 

Friends may call between 3:00 and 7:00 pm on Friday, June 17, 2022, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. 

 

Closing Vigil Service at 7:00 pm with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg. 

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers, and other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established in Hank’s memory.

 

The family would like to thank the Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Squad, Luxemburg Lions Club, Casco Lions Club, the staff of Aurora BayCare Medical Center and Bellin Rehab, as well as many friends and family for their love and support.

Anthony "Tony" Polich

Anthony Paul Polich, “Tony” to all who knew him, 57, of the Town of Egg Harbor, passed away early Monday evening, December 13, 2021 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

     He was born November 14, 1964, the son of Martin Peter Polich and Elaine Ann (Gillick) Polich. Tony grew up attending Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church and School and graduated from Sevastopol High School with the class of 1983.

     Tony was employed with Parent Construction, while studying at NWTC and became a master plumber, with his inspector license.

    Tony established Polich Excavating & Plumbing over decade ago; his hard work and determination has made it the success that it is today.

      He was united in marriage to Resa Ohnesorge and had many happy years together. She preceded him in death on April 29, 2009.

      A couple years later Tony met Vicki, and together they enjoyed each other’s companionship for the last several years.

     He enjoyed snowmobiling and was an avid collector of vintage snowmobiles. Tony loved his antique tractors and pulled his favorites at the Valmy Thresheree, Alaska (near Algoma), and Kewaunee. He was a skilled mechanic and worked on all his own equipment. Tony looked forward to his vegetable garden every year to share with all his friends.

     He will be missed by Vicki Foxworthy and her family; siblings, Monica (Kerry) Field, Peter (Valerie) Polich, Jesse (Terry) Hockers, Theresa (Jason) Hockers-Willems, and Jamie (Dan) Nowak; his birth mother, Carol Hockers; other family members; and many friends.

     Tony was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Elaine Polich; wife, Resa Ohnesorge-Polich; and other relatives.

    His life will be honored with visitation for family and friends to be held at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan St., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 on Monday, December 20, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and will continue, Tuesday morning, December 21, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. with a funeral service to be held at 11:00 a.m., Fr. Quinn Mann officiating.

     The funeral service will be livestreamed at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 via the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HuehnsFuneralHome). Those anticipating viewing service via Facebook are encouraged to “Like” the funeral home Facebook page any time prior to the service to receive notification of the live broadcast.

     Tony will be laid to rest in Blossomberg Cemetery in Peninsula State Park, Town of Gibraltar, with a graveside committal service held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 with Pastor Ed House officiating.

     Memorials may be given in his name for the Country View 4-H Club (the Sevastopol area 4-H club).

     A special thanks goes out to the staff of Door County Medical Center for the wonderful care given to Tony.

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

Patricia L. Cichon

Patricia Louise Cichon, 84, of Algoma Wisconsin, passed away peacefully on May 18th 2022 with her one son by her side. She was born October 22, 1937 in Manitowoc to the late James and Ruth (Jakobovsky) Fotey.  She married the late Joseph A. Cichon Jr in 1959 and they moved to River Grove, Illinois, where the raised a family of two sons and a daughter. Upon retirement from successful careers the happy couple moved back to her hometown of Algoma, Wisconsin, to enjoy a simpler life among old friends and familiar places.  

She was a friendly spirit. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin she always had a passion for reading and loved to inspire the same trait in others.  Active in the community library, she along with her friends, started the Book Corner. A quaint and popular used book store in Algoma.

She is survived by and her love lives on in her children; Christopher, Ruth and Thomas. Her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends. She truly earned her wings.

There will be a public visitation, Monday, June 13, 2022 at St. Agnes by the Lake Episcopal Church, Algoma, from 12:00 PM until the time of services at 1:00 PM with Father Rob Hoppe officiating.  Burial at the Evergreen Cemetery following the service.

The SCHINDERLE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, LLC was entrusted with the arrangements for Patricia.

Kim M. Burns

 Kim M. Burns, 63 years of Baileys Harbor, passed away Monday, May 30, 2022 at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay after complications following a stroke the week prior.

     She was born April 1, 1959, in Algoma, the daughter of the late Harold and Delores “Tootie” (Sternard) Kiehnau. Kim graduated from Gibraltar High School in 1977.

     In February of 1979 she married Robert Carl “Louie” Oldenburg. They had two children, Kasey, and Robert. He preceded her in death March 22, 1994. On May 21, 2005, she married David “Dave” R. Burns in Baileys Harbor.

     Kim was self-employed and owned and operated TLC cleaning for most of her working life. She was a dedicated EMS technician with the Baileys Harbor rescue and its water rescue team.

     Kim was known as “Nana” to some and “MaMa” to everyone. She loved gardening and schooling David on how and where to plant along with riding her scooter. She was selfless, giving and kind. Kim was always thinking of others before herself. Being community minded, she served on her church council at Immanuel Lutheran Church and worked the voting polls as elections supervisor.

     Surviving family include her husband, David; children, Kasey (Scott Williams) Oldenburg, Robert (Haley Adams) Oldenburg, Jenie (Brett) Harrington, Jason Burns; eight grandchildren, Isla, Abby, Zoey, Gabbie, Payton, Eric, Jessa, Jackson and two on the way; siblings, Sharon Honold, twin sister, Kay (Mike) Hanna of Port Macquarie, Australia, Dale (Miriam) Kiehnau, Verlin (Lois) Kiehnau; and sister-in-law, Kay Wolter.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, Harold and Tootie Kiehnau, and husband, Robert C. “Louie” Oldenburg.

     Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 10, 2022 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor with Pastor Gary Scharrig officiating. Burial will be at Baileys Harbor Town Cemetery.

     Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home and at the church on Friday, June 10, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.

     County honors will be provided by Baileys Harbor Fire Department and EMS along with Door County Representatives.

     In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to help with expenses related to unexpected costs.

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

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