Obituaries Archives for 2022-09

Ronald Moede

Ronald Moede was born on December 21, 1934, in Rio Creek, WI. The son of the late Fred  and Emily (Hanamann) Moede, he married Bonnie Neinas in Brussels on June 4, 1960, and  they were married for 62+ years. He was a life-long resident of Rio Creek and was an  innovative dairy farmer. He owned and managed a large dairy operation, Meade Manor  Farms, which had been homesteaded by his grandfather, August Moede, in 1895. The log  cabin home, barn, and herd grew to become one of the larger dairy farms in Kewaunee  County under his guidance. Upon his retirement, it evolved into Meade Manor Pet Clinic, a  vet service for small animals, but the land continued to flourish and produce. Ron graduated  from Casco High School, Class of 1952 and Graham School for Cattlemen, Kansas. He was a  member of the Wisconsin Holstein Breeders, Kewaunee County Holstein Breeders, and the National Holstein  

Association. He was a charter member of the Algoma FFA Alumni. His family exhibited champion dairy cattle at local,  state, and national dairy cattle shows. In 1984, in Madison, the Wisconsin FFA named him Outstanding Farmer and in  1995, he was named and honored at the Wisconsin State Fair as a Century Farmer. He served as an elder in his church  for many years as well as a trustee and various committee appointments. In his younger days, he was active in dartball  and also high school sports. He received the Algoma Honorary Chapter Farmer Award, and the Unified Board Business  Award. In his retirement, he drove school bus for 15 years for the Algoma School District and was a member of the  Great Lakes Sports Fishermen. A hobby later enjoyed was his “chicken farming.” He raised a small flock of chicken, and  he enjoyed passing out extra eggs to friends and relatives when the supply was greater than the family could handle.  He was an avid sports fan and he and Bonnie attended both Packers Super Bowl games in 1996 and 1997, and also the  Milwaukee World Series in 1983. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, both here and in upper Michigan and Minnesota. He  even got Bonnie to go along with him to Lake of the Woods on the Canadian border to do some ice fishing. He held  Packers season tickets since 1960 and at the time they bought their tickets they were allowed to pick out where they  wanted to sit on the sidelines --there were no end zone seats yet-- and the tickets cost $5.00 a piece! He traveled  through most of the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii as well as traveling to the Caribbean and Europe. He enjoyed a  summer place in Door County for 20 years. He told many stories of farming with his dad and the fact that at the age of  12, he had his own team of horses to work with on the farm. Responsibility came early as he was left in charge whenever  it was necessary for his parents to be gone for a few days. He learned to drive a truck at an early age and often drove  himself to school in 8th grade and parked the vehicle a few doors down at a relatives. This was because chores need to  be done before and after school. The first tractor purchased was in 1937. In his retirement, he had it restored and  displayed in local fairs and tractor shows. He would tell of shocking grain and threshing crews traveling from neighbor  to neighbor and the wonderful table his mother would set full of food. A vivid memory was the day WWII ended. The  whole neighborhood and working crew quit in the early afternoon (unheard of) and celebrated –With beer and music!  Even the clergy arrived and joined in. It was a day to remember! In his lifetime he went from horses and the depression,  to the digital age and unimagined luxuries. There was no electricity and no running water in his youth and now he had  wireless phones, computer screens in his vehicles, along with heated steering wheels and heated seats. Who would  have thought that back then. 

Ron is survived by his wife Bonnie; son Robert (Debbie Harms) Moede; grandson Michael and granddaughter Megan;  siblings, Terry (Jane) Moede, Paul (Roxie) Moede; sisters-in-law, Diane Fontaine, Sheila (Don) Baudhuin; and brothers in-law, Dan (Mary) Neinas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Emily Moede; sister, Marilyn (Arno)  Schneider; father- and mother-in-law, Herman and Madeline Neinas, and brother-in-law, Gary Fontaine. 

Visitation will be held at Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services – Algoma, on Friday, October 7, 2022, from 4-7:30 pm  with a prayer service at 6:30. Visitation will continue on Saturday, October 8th at St. John’s Lutheran Church – Rankin,  from 9-11:00 am. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am with Dr. Rev. Christopher Jackson officiating. Burial to follow  in Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolence message may be shared at KinnardFCS.com. In lieu of flowers, please make  donations to the Kewaunee County 4-H Dairy Fund and the Projection Screen Fund at St. John’s- Rankin.

 

Paul Joseph Lambeck

Paul Joseph Lambeck, 86, of Nasewaupee, died at home on Sept. 28, 2022.  He was born January 28, 1936, in Milwaukee to Thomas and Elizabeth (Tremain) Lambeck.  He graduated from Oshkosh High School in 1954 and UW-Madison in 1958.  While in high school, he worked as a soda jerk at Sunlight Dairy.  During college summers, he worked for Gabe’s Construction Company laying gas main for Wisconsin Public Service Corporation.  He was member of the UW fencing team that won the Big Ten fencing title in 1957 under Coach Archie Simonson.  He worked in various cartographic positions for the Aeronautical Chart & Information Center, renamed the Defense Mapping Agency Aerospace Center, in St. Louis, Missouri for 35 years.

On August 27, 1967, he married Ruth Ann Quirin Brown, a widow with three sons: Dennis, David, and Michael.  They had two children: Steven and Karen, and lived in Columbia, Illinois.  Ruth Ann died in an automobile accident on March 23, 1988.  Paul renewed his friendship with former Oshkosh High School classmate Geraldine Mueller at their 40th Class reunion in 1994.  They moved to Nasewaupee in southern Door County in 1996, where they enjoyed the company of many cats and lots of wildlife.

Paul once said that his purpose in this life must be to take care of women, including wife Ruth Ann, mother Elizabeth, sister Lucy, special friend Geraldine, and daughter Karen.  It was a job at which he excelled.

Paul loved to tend his garden and “feed the critters”, which included starting and maintaining trails through the woods surrounding his home, complete with feeding stations to be supplied every morning with corn and sunflower seeds.  Deer would sometimes be waiting patiently for his arrival, although he was never lucky enough to have one eat from his hand, and oftentimes a cat would accompany him on his rounds.  Friends would joke about seeing Paul in the garden with a bird perched on his shoulder and rabbits, squirrels, and deer gathered around to hear his stories and admire his giant sunflowers and tiny ears of corn. Paul enjoyed baking, making enough Christmas cookies that he could share with Karen’s co-workers and still have leftovers in March. He also enjoyed following the Green Bay Packers.

Paul is survived by Geraldine Mueller, her daughter Laurie Mueller, his sons: Dennis (Heather), David (Nancy), Michael (Connie), and Steven (Lynn); his daughter Karen; grandchildren: Nathan, Alexander, Marshall, Bailey, Matthew, and Abigail Lambeck; sisters: Ruth Round and Alice Irvine; plus numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ruth Ann, sisters Helen and Lucy, and brother Charles.

Per his wishes, his remains will be cremated and there will be no visitation.  Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.   

 

Betty Jo "BJ" Cassidy

Door County lost a faithful friend on September 19, 2022 when the good Lord called Betty Jo “BJ” Cassidy home. BJ died while doing what she loved – being with her family.

     

She was born March 22, 1947 in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late Jack and Betty (Clark) Gustafson. BJ received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. On July 8, 1967, she married Thomas B. Cassidy in Milwaukee. Their daughter, Sara Jo, was born in 1974, followed by son, Thomas Jr., in 1978. Her beloved husband, Tom, passed away Oct. 4, 2009, after 42 years of marriage. As the years went on, BJ was lucky to have found a companion to share her love of life with, Bob Connolly. BJ and Bob had 10 years together bebopping around the country until his passing last year.

     

BJ was a teacher for a few years before taking a position with Wisconsin Public Service as Director of Education. BJ was a member of Jacksonport United Methodist Church, the Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.), the Door County Women’s Fund, and Rotary. Her lifelong commitment to education and volunteering was admired by all who knew her.

     

Along with her family, BJ enjoyed traveling. She especially loved the bicycle trips she took with friends over the years throughout the world, including Italy, Spain, Holland, and Slovakia. However far flung those trips took her, coming home to Clark Lake and being with her friends and family and beloved pets (Sail, Abby, Clark and Cody) was where her heart was. The amount of joy she brought to the people in her life is only equaled by the magnitude of this profound loss.

     

BJ will be missed by her two children, Sara Jo (Mark O’Brien) Cassidy of Florida, Tom (Amanda) Cassidy, Jr. of Hartford; two grandchildren, Thomas III and Isaac; three siblings, Jack Gustafson, Ron Gustafson, and Gail Jackson. She is also survived by Tom’s siblings, Jane Dicus, Joan (David) Kresl, and Robert (Kathy) Cassidy, Jr.

     

She was preceded in death by her beloved Tom; their parents; special friend, Bob; and an infinite amount of friends and family members.

     

A celebration of BJ’s life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Leistra officiating. She will be laid to rest in  Lakeview Cemetery in Jacksonport.

     

Visitation for family and friends will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and will continue at Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church, Saturday morning, from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service.

     

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in her name to the Door County Community Foundation.

     

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

Linda Carol Wilke

Linda Carol Wilke, 68 of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Friday, September 23, 2022 at Bridge Care Nursing Home in Kewaunee.

    

Linda was born Christmas Eve in 1953, the daughter of the late Henry George and Jeannette Alice (Grimberg) Wilke.

    

Linda was a familiar face at the Sunshine House in Sturgeon Bay where she worked for many years. She also loved to ride her bike in town and help at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church office.

    

Surviving is Linda’s friend Terry Czigan of Florida. Linda is preceded by her parents; and brother, Roger Wilke.

    

Services for Linda will be held Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. David Leistra officiating. Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be made at Bayside Cemetery next to her parents.

    

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

Gail I. Jonet

Gail I. Jonet, 86, of Luxemburg, passed away early Wednesday September 21, 2022.

 

  She was born August 15, 1936, in Kewaunee to Alvin W. and Mildred D. (Kimpel) Kuehl. 

 

She married James J. Jonet on May 1, 1976, in Kewaunee. Gail was a busy wife and great mother. 

She worked at Kewaunee Nuclear Plant for ten years and along with James, were Kewaunee County Deputies.  Gail and James loved to travel, going to Antique auctions and Nascar races.  She was also a great artist creating several paintings for her family.

 

 

Gail is survived by her husband James, four children, Terry Spude, Jay (Rhonda) Spude, Dawn (fiancé Elvis) Spude, Jodi (Fred) Roubal.  Her husband James children, Jim (Reenie) Jonet Jr., Tammy Hoffmann, and Scott Jonet; ten grandchildren, Miranda (Lee) Truttmann, Travis (Amy) Spude, Elisha (Darren) Fager, Trever (Karli) Spude, Dawson Smith, Lukas Daus, Chase Daus, Brandon (Shanda) Nowak, Cody (Bobbie Jo) Nowak, Abigail (Cory) Delarwelle; twelve great grandchildren, Teegan, Payson, Aaliyah, Nolan, Miles, Bennett, Braxtin, Elliot, Chance (fiancé Jen), Chloe, Katie, and Bennett; one brother, Roger (Jean) Kuehl; two brothers in law and two sisters in law, Tom Jonet, Jean (Brent) Alberts, Terrie Flessert; nieces and nephews.

 

Gail was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Ruth (Arnold) Schroeder; infant brother David Kuehl; her father in law and mother in law, Pete and Lucy Jonet; two sisters in-law, Suzanne Jonet, Joan Jonet- Diedrich; a niece, nephew and great niece.

 

A private family funeral will be held at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG.  www.mcmahonfh.com

 

 The Jonet/Spude Family, would like to extend special thanks to Anna’s House and Compassus Hospice for the loving care they gave Gail.

Raymond Kostiuk

 Raymond Kostiuk, 94, of the Town of Gibraltar, was called Home to be with the Lord, Friday evening, September 16, 2022 at Good Samaritan Society-Scandia Village in Sister Bay.

     He was born April 6, 1928 in Hazleton, PA, the son of Onufrey and Rozalia (Strack) Kostiuk. Ray attended St.Basil Preparatory School in Stamford, CT. Ray graduated from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and then DePaul University in Chicago, IL where he received his Master degree in counseling.  

     He was initially employed as a guidance counselor at Barrington High School in Illinois and eventually became a counselor for the middle school as well. Ray also taught ethics at Triton College in River Grove, IL.

     He and Sylvia Ann Bublinec were united in marriage on June 7, 1969 at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Chicago and resided in the Chicago area until moving to Oakwood Hills, IL.  Upon retiring, Ray and Sylvia settled in the Town of Gibraltar in Door County, WI.

     While living in Door County, Ray substitute taught at Sevastopol School in Institute and St. Joseph and Corpus Christi Catholic Schools in Sturgeon Bay. Many Door County community members still remember having “Mr. Kostiuk” as a substitute teacher. Ray was a member of St. Paul Parish in Fish Creek (now Stella Maris Parish-Fish Creek site) and assisted with parishioner visits at their homes. He was member of Coast Guard Auxiliary in Sturgeon Bay and was proud to have helped high school students enroll and gain acceptance into Coast Guard Academy.

     Ray enjoyed model ship building, reading, and traveling. His love for traveling took him halfway around the world mostly enjoying riverboat cruises.

     Ray will be deeply missed by his wife, Sylvia; two siblings, Rosemary (George) Matusick of Drums, PA and Gerald Kostiuk of New Windsor, NY; other relatives; and friends.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings, Helen (George) Letchko, Catherine (Warren) Gius, Magdelin (Tony) Figuredo, Anna Volk, and Mary (John) Walchonski; and other relatives.

     Ray’s life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at Stella Maris Parish-Fish Creek site, 4012 State Highway 42, with Fr. Thomas Farrell as celebrant. He will be laid to rest in St. John the Baptist Cemetery in the Town of Egg Harbor.

     Visitation for family at friends will be held at Stella Maris Parish-Fish Creek site on Wednesday, September 28, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

     Memorials may be given in Ray’s name for the Wisconsin Humane Society-Door County Campus (3475 Park Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235; 920-746-1111) OR Stella Maris Parish (P.O. Box 49, Egg Harbor, WI 54209; 920-868-3241).

     The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Scandia Village, Unity Hospice, and Tom O’Grady, Becky Nash, and Father Thomas Farrell from Stella Maris Parish for their kind attention to Ray during his illness.

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

Victoria L. Link

Victoria Lynn Link, 68, of Brussels, formerly of West Allis, passed away late Saturday afternoon, September 10, 2022 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

     She was born April 25, 1954 in Milwaukee, the daughter of James Piloton Barroga and Restitita “Rita” Ablen (Focson) Barroga. Vicki grew up near N. 77th Street and W. Carmen Avenue in the Silver Spring neighborhood on the northwest side of Milwaukee. She grew up attending Holy Angels Parish and School. Vicki graduated from James Madison High School and went on to study nursing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she earned her bachelor’s degree. As a registered nurse, she cared for patients in emergency rooms, heart surgery, and eventually kidney dialysis at Froedert. She retired as an RN staff-level 4.

     Vicki met Christopher David Link on a blind date, and they were married on September 10, 1983 at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church in West Allis. They lived together in West Allis until 2019 when they moved to Brussels in Southern Door County.

     Vicki and Chris were blessed with over 39 years of marriage. Together, they enjoyed gardening and taking care of their home. Roses, lilies, and lavender plants were just a few of the flowers that could be found in her garden. Vicki had love for animals and volunteered as a docent at the Milwaukee County Zoo. She was so proud to put on her uniform and share her love of animals, especially the big cats, with the zoo visitors. Vicki had an appreciation for folk music and other styles of music that began earlier in life when she sang harmony with her family in a Hawaiian band at Leilani restaurant in Brookfield.

     She will be missed by her husband, Chris; three siblings, Jeanne (Tony) Williams of San Francisco, CA, Ken Barroga of Seattle, WA, Norita (Richard) Hewlett of Duvall, WA; brother-in-law, Patrick (Molly) Link of Alhparett, GA; and other relatives.

     Vicki was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mryna (Martin) Schultz; sister-in-law, Teresa Link; and other relatives.

     No public services will be held.

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

Verne L. DePas

Verne L. DePas, 89, Luxemburg, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 16, 2022. He was born in Green Bay on June 22, 1933, to the late Lawrence A and Myrtle A. (DeChamps) DePas.  He graduated from Casco High School, and then married the love of his life, Nancy A. Wallace, on May 29, 1954.  He was a devoted Catholic and was a member of St. Mary Church of Luxemburg. Verne was a lifelong dairy farmer and hosted many twilight meetings, June Dairy month breakfasts, and farm tours to Cub Scouts, school children, and retired Fort Howard employees. 

 

He retired from farming in the early 1990s so he and Nancy could go traveling. 

 

Verne was a member of the Casco Lions Club, President of Manitowoc Milk Producers Co-Op, and a master gardener.  He enjoyed square dancing, golfing, bowling, and watching Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.  Verne’s life revolved around his family.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Verne is survived by his five children:  Daniel (Beverly) DePas Sr., Michael DePas, Catherine (Larry) Seipel, Richard DePas, and John DePas.  His grandchildren: Daniel Jr., Christopher, Melanie, Ashley, Robert, Nicole, Laura, Stephanie, Brandon, Patricia, and Theresa.  Eighteen great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren, one brother, Erwin (Gloria) DePas; nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy, and one sister-in-law, Sister Rachel “Patricia” Wallace.

 

Friends may call between 9:15 and 10:45 am on Thursday, September 22, 2022, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.  Funeral at 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Entombment in the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

 

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

 

A special Thank You to Dr. Kristen Powell, the staff of St. Vincent Hospital, and Unity Hospice, for their devoted time and care for Verne.

 

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our father and family patriarch.  Verne wore his heart on his sleeve, and never missed an opportunity to tell others how much he loved them, and he was loved by many in return.  He will be deeply missed and will forever be in our hearts and thoughts.  We love you!

Allen E. Kolberg

Allen E. Kolberg, 75 years of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at his home Sunday evening, September 11, 2022 peacefully in the arms of his dear wife and family, four short months after being diagnosed with cancer.

     He was born January 26, 1947, in Milwaukee the son of the late Erwin and Evangeline “Penny” (Haack) Kolberg. Following high school, Allen worked at various jobs before his 36 years at Dick Bosman Ford as mechanic and auto body specialist. “Big AL” drove truck for Harvey Concrete for 6 years and PCI for 10 years, retiring in 2013.

     On August 31, 1987, he married Bonnie Kaye Grovogel at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. They enjoyed traveling together, spending time with family and friends. Al was 100% camper and for many decades they enjoyed weeks and weekends at Frontier Wilderness in Door County. Al loved to work on cars for fun or performance racing at Thunder Hill Racing, where he was a formidable driver, and served as pit steward.

     Survivors include his devoted wife, Bonnie; four children, Robin (Jodi Hruska) Strege, Julie Zastrow, Janese Wyman, Brad Strege; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

     Preceding him in death were his parents, and stepfather, Roger Bosman; two brothers, Jeffery, and Frederick Kolberg.

     A celebration of Al’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, September 18, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at Huehns Funeral Home.

     Burial will be at Schumacher Cemetery.

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

Thomas C. Petersen

Thomas C. Petersen, aged 79 years of Sister Bay, passed away early Sunday, September 11, 2022, at Pine Crest Village in Sturgeon Bay where he and his wife Annie had recently made their home.
     

He was born in Chicago on February 12, 1943 to the late Norman and Dorothea (Schults) Petersen. Following high school graduation in Chicago, Tom pursued his vocation as an electrician. In August of 1968 he married Jannetje Anna Herrebout in Minnesota.
     

Tom was an entrepreneur at heart and owned several businesses throughout his working career. Those businesses included owning and operating his own trucking business, a tavern owner with Annie, home builder, charter Captain, and even owned Annie’s Island Mopeds on Washington Island. 

     

Tom was a natural athlete in his youth and enjoyed golfing, baseball, and other various sports. He was an intelligent, social, self-assured man, who was confident and undeterred by the risk of failure. 

     

Surviving family include his dear wife, Annie of Sturgeon Bay; two sons and their families, Myerin (Brenda) Petersen of Winter Haven, FL, Mickel “Mike” (Lisa) Petersen of Pleasant Prairie, WI; daughter, Christie Ann (Joe) Biggerstaff of Kidder, MO; six grandchildren, Tommy, Rachel, Megann, Corbin, Lauren, Maggie; five great-grandchildren; and his sister, Susan (Bob) Laubenheimer of Slinger, WI.
     

Public graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday at Little Sister Cemetery in Sister Bay, WI.
     

Friends and family may sign online guest register, offer condolences, and share photographs at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com

 

Mary J. Salentine

Mary J. Salentine, 71, Luxemburg, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, September 11, 2022.

 

 She was born in Luxemburg on September 17, 1951, to the late Alois J. and Marie J. (Delongville) Zellner. 

 

 On June 6, 1970, Mary married James “Jim” N. Salentine at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.

 

Mary worked Aetna Insurance and then worked on the home farm until retirement.

 

She enjoyed bowling, snowmobiling, gambling, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

Mary is survived by her husband Jim; three daughters, Michelle (Kevin) Kasten, Mindy Salentine, Missy (Todd) Vlies; one son, Josh (Jenny) Salentine; eight grandchildren, Tanner (special friend Hannah), Logan (special friend Abi), Megan (special friend Jeremy), Caleb, Molly, Sofie, Macey and Ellie; her siblings, Kathi VanDenPlas, Lyle (Marcie) Zellner, Dennis Zellner; sisters in law and brothers in law,  Bev Zellner, Jean (Myron) Rabas, Ron Ullman, Ron (Carol) Salentine, Carol (Larry) Grimm, Wayne (Sandy) Salentine, Judy (Mike) Malcore, Jeff (Peggy) Salentine; she is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

 

 Mary was preceded in death by one sister and two brothers in law, Jan (Joe) Etienne, Myron VanDenPlas; one brother and two sisters in law, Ron Zellner, MaryAnn Zellner, Marge Ullman.

 

Friends may call 3:00 to 6:30 pm on Monday, September 19, 2022, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. 

Closing vigil service 6:30 pm Monday, with Deacon Bob Miller.

 

 Visitation will continue between 9:15 and 10:45 am on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg. 

 

Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Entombment at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

 

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

 

Special thank you to Tiffany, Jean and Dr Verma at DaVita for the care given to her while on home dialysis.

Norbert E. La Crosse

Norbert E. La Crosse, age 96, Luxemburg, passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2022.

 

Norbert was born July 27, 1926, in Rosiere, to the late Alphonse and Rose M. (De Villers) La Crosse. 

 

He graduated from Casco High School in 1944.

 

He was employed at U.S. Plywood later known as The Algoma Hardwoods for 44 years, retiring in 1990. He also farmed in the Rosiere area on the family farm until 1973.

 

On September 5, 1945, he married Marie L. Buhr at St. Peter Catholic Church in Lincoln. She preceded him in death on November 26, 1988.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife Marie, son John, parents, brothers; Joseph (Mabel) La Crosse, Clifford La Crosse; his sisters Dorothy (Harvey) DeGuelle, Rosabelle (Gilbert) Borlee, brothers in law, John (Geraldine) Buhr, Edward (Lillian) Buhr, Donald Buhr; sisters in law, Kathleen (Norbert) Vandertie, Alice (Harland) Gerondale along with his grandson, Dean Herlache; granddaughters, Shelly Herlache and Leslie Bielawski and great granddaughter Brooke McDermid.

 

He is survived by his children, Joanne (Al) Zastrow, Larry (Elly) La Crosse, Sue (Bruce) Clark, Mary (Todd) Wessel; grandchildren, Jim (Rachel) Herlache, Tim (Jane) La Crosse, Jeff (Tracy) La Crosse, Benji (Carrie Stec) La Crosse, Missy (Brian) Berg, Gail (Larry) Mahnke, Nichole (Eric) Burhop, Ryan (Sadie) Wessel, Ashley (Kyle) Ploor, Eric Bielawski; twenty great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; and his special friend, Shirley Vandertie.

 

He loved to travel and has been to Europe, the Hawaiian Islands, Fairbank Alaska, and several other states within the U.S.  He loved to dance and was a member of the Happy Hoppers Club.

 

Visitation will be held Saturday September 17, 2022, from 8:30 to 10:45 am. at St. Mary Church in Luxemburg.

 

 Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating. Burial will follow mass at St. Hubert Cemetery in Rosiere.

 

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

Patricia Doris Moeller

Patricia Doris Moeller, 98, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Clark Lake in the Town of Sevastopol, left this world Friday night, September 9, 2022 at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing Center at Door County Medical in Sturgeon Bay, and entered into the promise of what the Savior said, “Today thou shalt be with me in paradise.” She was prepared to meet God long before her last breath and these last years remembering, “The one who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)

     

Pat was born August 16, 1924 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Peter Otto DeFere III and Martha Ida (Demmin) DeFere. She grew up attending Sevastopol School and graduated from Sevastopol High School with the class of 1942. Pat was born again on November 10, 2001. She was saved through reading these scriptural truths: Onward to Calvary “He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,” (Isaiah 53:7) and there and then “He once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust that He might bring us to God.” (1 Peter 3:18). “He was delivered for our offenses and was raised again for our justification.” (Romans 4:25). 

     

Pat rode on the school bus that Chester William Moeller drove. He was just five years older than her. Pat and Chester were united in marriage on August 26, 1942 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute.

     

She worked in housekeeping throughout her life – at Glidden Lodge during the late 1960s and 1980s and then at private households for the Fairfield and Bailey families among others.

     

Pat and Chester were blessed with eight children and over 56 years of marriage. Chester died suddenly at home on December 23, 1998.

     

Pat was a member of a local Homemakers Club. She bowled in a league at Apple Valley Lanes in Sturgeon Bay and enjoyed several high scores (220+) over the years, including one game where she rolled seven strikes in a row and had everyone anticipating the possibility of a perfect (300) game. She was an avid reader who read the Bible daily. Pat could also be found with a Reader’s Digest or Chicken Soup for the Soul book in her hands. She kept her mind sharp as she put together jigsaw puzzles and looked for words in her word searches. Pat will be greatly missed by family and remembered for her compassion and care for others, always putting the needs of others in front of her own. She was an excellent cook and passed many recipes along to family and friends. Pat attended all of her children’s and grandchildren’s activities as often as she could. She made lifelong friends easily and never forgot them. No one was a stranger to Pat, and no one left her home without having something to eat, and of course, ice cream and cookies. She always found a way to make individuals feel good whether visiting at nursing homes or at someone’s home bringing a meal or flowers. Pat did these things even into her early 90s until memory loss began to take over her life. But, even with her dementia, she never lost that giving, kind, and compassionate way about her.

     

Pat’s love will live on in the hearts of her eight children, Gary (Ginny) Moeller of Neenah, Sue Kroll of Egg Harbor, Barb (Dave) Christoferson of Ironwood, MI, Tom (JoAnne) Moeller of Sturgeon Bay, Marilyn (Bob) LeClair of Grand Haven, MI, David (Cassie) Moeller of Sturgeon Bay, Jeff Moeller of Sturgeon Bay, Lori (Art) Weborg of Fish Creek; 27 grandchildren; over 100 great and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Leonard “Lenny” (Shirley) DeFere of Sturgeon Bay; siblings-in-law, Patrick Lake of Sturgeon Bay and Maria DeFere of Virginia; other relatives; and friends.

     

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son-in-law, Richard Kroll; grandson-in-law, Jordan Krebsky; seven siblings, Don (Jeanette) DeFere, Vernon (Doris) DeFere, Marietta Lake, Herbert DeFere, Orrin (Pam) DeFere, Larry (Bernie) DeFere, and (infant sister) Sharon DeFere; cousin, Ceil (Gary) Zeimer, whom she grew up with and thought of like a sister; brother-in-law, Glen (Juanita) Moeller and adopted brother-in-law, Francis (Jeanette) Moeller; and other relatives.

     

Pat’s life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Jerry Jennings officiating. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Mausoleum in the Town of Sevastopol, beside her husband, Chester.

     

Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

     

“Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay, Odd Fellow Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Green Bay, the Skilled Nursing Facility at Door Country Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, and Unity Hospice for their extraordinary care and kindness.” Memorials may be given in Pat's name to any of these organizations. 

     

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

David L. Jadin

David L. Jadin, 72, of Luxemburg, passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on September 7, 2022, following a one year battle with pancreatic cancer.

 

 

 He was born on August 24, 1950, in the City of Kewaunee to the late Julius J. and Patricia L. (Rank) Jadin.

 

Dave graduated from Kewaunee High School in 1968. 

 

He then enjoyed a lifetime of work in the construction industry.  He spent 36 years at The Selmer Company, followed by time at Bayland Buildings Inc. and Eaton Transport. 

 

As a jack-of-all trades he spent much of his free time fixing things and completing projects for those closest to him.  Dave was a man of strong faith and a devout catholic throughout this life.

 

 

On February 2, 1979, he married Linda J. Mathu at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Kewaunee.

 

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Linda, and his three children, Christopher (Danielle) Jadin, Amanda Jadin, Mitchell (Kristen) Jadin; two grandchildren, Cody and Chloe; his siblings, Jeff (Margaret) Jadin, New York; Mark (Mary Jo) Jadin, Green Bay; LuAnn (Bob) Murphy, Kewaunee; Paul (Jane) Jadin, Green Bay; Katye (Tom) Stangel, Kewaunee; his sisters in law and brothers in law, Barb Jadin, Casco; Myra Tlachac, Luxemburg; Bernadine Mathu, Luxemburg; Carl (Judy) Mathu, Green Bay, Genial (Ellen) Mathu, Luxemburg; Paul Sinkula, Luxemburg; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Dave was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Mick and Chuck; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Beatrice Mathu; four brothers in-law and three sisters in law, Gerald Mathu, Marianne and Harley Greatens, Elaine and Larry Wery, Paula Sinkula and Jim Tlachac.

 

Marvin J. Mercier

Marvin J. Mercier, 83, Dyckesville, passed away Thursday morning, September 8, 2022, with his family at his side. 

 

He was born December 17, 1938, in Dyckesville, to the late John D. and Deloris M. (DeCremer) Mercier.

 

On October 10, 1959, Marvin married Karen A. DeJardin at St. Francis Xavier Church in Brussels.

 

He served his country in the United States Army during the Berlin Crisis and was a member of the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 in Luxemburg.

 

He ran a dairy farm all his life while also working twenty-nine plus years with Wisconsin Concrete.  His enjoyments included Polka dancing, keeping the neighborhood daily watch through the window of his Kubota, sitting in his garage reading a magazine while sitting in the sun, and an occasional whiskey-coke. 

 

Marvin was proud of his Belgian heritage and spoke the language often.

 

He hosted a dry sense of humor and a quick wit; one can only imagine the conversations now held in Heaven!

 

Survivors include his wife of nearly 63 years, Karen, and their three children, Michele (Don Jr.) Delebreau, Mike (Jean) Mercier, Chris Mercier; nine grandchildren, Brad Delebreau, Jody Alsteen, Chad Alsteen, Nick (Jane) Alsteen, Bill (Mary) Alsteen, Katie (Chris) Jansen, Sadie Mercier, Sophia Mercier, Jackie Mercier (Dustin); fifteen great grandchildren; one sister, Mary Baker; brothers in law and sisters in law, Aaron (Carole) DeJardin, Marvin (Sue) DeJardin, Galen (Sue) DeJardin; many nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Marvin was preceded in death by, his parents; one brother in law, Mike Baker; one sister in law, Debbie DeJardin; his mother in law and father in law, Wilmer E. and Lillian M. (Delwiche) DeJardin.

 

Friends may call 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville.

 

Military memorial service 6:45 pm followed by a closing prayer service at 7:00 pm on Tuesday. 

 

Visitation will continue between 9:00 and 10:30 am on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at St. Louis Church in Dyckesville.

 

Funeral 11:00 am at the church with Rev. Rommel DaCoco officiating.  Full military rites with the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262, Luxemburg will follow the funeral. 

 

Entombment at the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

 

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

James Paul Rericha

James “Jim” Paul Rericha, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2022, of advanced Parkinson’s Disease at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Center Skilled Nursing Facility at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay with family and friends at his side.

     

He was born September 8, 1945, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Frank Anton Rericha and Emily (Wrtjak) Rericha. Jim attended Downers Grove High School where he sang in the madrigal choir and pursued his passion for art. Upon high school graduation in 1963, he studied art education at Northern Illinois University. There, he met Kathleen “Kate” Wilkin Murphy, a fellow art student. Jim graduated from NIU with a Bachelor of Science degree in art education. Shortly after graduation he and Kate were married at The Wayside Chapel in Palos Park, Illinois.

     

The couple moved to Door County where Jim’s first teaching position was as a K-12 art teacher for Gibraltar Area School District in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. He taught art at the numerous rural elementary schoolhouses throughout Door County, as well as at Gibraltar High School, from 1967 until 1969. Jim and Kate later moved to Berlin, Wisconsin where he was a high school art teacher and drama director from 1969 until 1984. During that time, he and Kate grew their family with the addition of a daughter, Alexis, and son, Peter.

     

Their family moved back to Door County and resided on Peninsula Players Road in Fish Creek. Jim spent several years caring for their children at home, until he began teaching art at Sevastopol School District in 1987, where he spent the majority of his teaching career. In addition to his role as an art educator, Jim directed theater productions at Sevastopol, bringing together school community members of all ages. His curated collection of student artwork – the Legacy Collection – remains on display at the school.

     

Jim, Kate, and their children were members of Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay where Jim sang in the choir. 

     

Aside from sharing his passion for art and theater at school, he taught children’s classes at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek. Jim liked giving new life to antiques and fostering lasting friendships with the antique dealers he worked with over the years. Those who knew Jim also knew his love for sweets. Cookies were among his favorites.

     

He will be deeply missed by his wife, Kate, with whom he shared more than 55 years of marriage; daughter and son, Alexis (Michael) Nass of Verona, Wisconsin and Peter (Kelda) Rericha of Charlotte, North Carolina; five grandchildren, Emerson and Bennett Nass and Jack, Gus, and Edward Rericha; along with other relatives and many dear friends. He will also be missed by the students and teachers whose lives he touched during nearly 40 years as an educator.

     

Jim was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Brian (Mary) Rericha; brother-in-law, Michael (Anne) Murphy; and other relatives.

     

Jim’s life will be honored with a memorial service held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay with Chaplain John Hauser, of Door County Medical Center, officiating. Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

    

The memorial service will be recorded (non-live) and eventually uploaded to the “Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC” Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HuehnsFuneralHome) for future viewing.

     

Memorials may be made in Jim’s name to Rawhide Youth Services or Sevastopol School District’s art and theatre departments.

     

“Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Tomasz Michalski at Door County Medical Center, as well as the skilled nursing facility staff for the wonderful, compassionate care given to Jim.”

     

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

Patricia Ann Everard

Patricia Ann Everard 75, died at home Monday, September 5, 2022, surrounded by her family after a courageous four year battle with Breast Cancer.

 She went to walk with the Lord and her family and friends who went before her.

She was born on March 8, 1947, in Green Bay, to the late Leonard R. and Leona C. (Michiels) Arendt.

On June 3, 1965, she married the love of her life, Norbert J. Everard, at St Mary Church in Luxemburg, Wisconsin.

 Pat worked at Brown County Mental Health center for many years. She ended her career at age 57, as the head of the community outreach support program.

Her retirement years were spent caring for her grandchildren. She enjoyed going to all of their afterschool activities. Pat loved to travel, only missing 3 states, Washington, Oregon and Alaska. Norb and Pat loved being at their cottage surrounded by many friends and family members.

They enjoyed wintering in Lake Havasu, Arizona with family and friends and also made many new lifelong friends from across the USA and Canada.

Pat loved to play cards, go golfing, boating, fishing and her beloved Green Bay Packers. She enjoyed her mini get a-ways with her granddaughters traveling around Wisconsin.

Survivors include her loving husband of 57 years, Norbert Everard, New Franken;

One daughter and son in law, Sue and Paul Rukamp, Luxemburg; one son and daughter in law, Tim and Jenn Everard, New Franken; three beautiful granddaughters, Ashley (Travis) Allen, Marissa (Ricky) Ciha, Mikayla Everard; one great granddaughter, Kinsley Allen; five sisters, Chris Arendt, AZ; Kathy (Craig) Dequaine, Claire (Rod) Tlachac, all of Luxemburg; Ann (Demis) Diaz, NV;

Mary Kay Arendt and special friend Sandy Meyer, Neenah; two brothers, Leo (Brenda) Arendt, AZ; Fran (Kathy) Arendt, Luxemburg; one brother in law, Francis Everard, New Franken; four godchildren, Fran Arendt, Joe Moore, Ryan Everard, Adam Arendt; many nieces and nephews.

 Pat was preceded in death by, her parents, Leonard and Leona Arendt; one brother, Mark Arendt; her mother in law and her father in law, Harry and Verna (Bournoville) Everard; two sisters in law and one brother in law, Donna (Dick) Linskens, Donna Everard; nephew, Corey Everard; great niece, Ireland Everard.

 

Friends may call between 1:00 and 3:45 pm on Friday, September 16, 2022, at St. Joseph Church, Champion.  Funeral at 4:00 pm on Friday at the church, with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating. Inurnment in the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.  

 

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

 

 

 

A special thank you to Mom’s siblings, special friends and niece Jackie, who were there to help us care for her during her courageous battle with Breast Cancer.

Thank you to Heartland Hospice Jen, Theresa, Elby and neighbor Ashley for the wonderful care you gave Mom. The love and care she gave throughout her life, was given back to her in her final years.

 Lyle Elliott Spearo

 Lyle Elliott Spearo, 69, of Sister Bay, passed away in the comfort of his home early Thursday morning, August 25, 2022 with his family at his side.

    He will be greatly missed by his wife, Bunny (Jeanette Marie Yurkew) of Sister Bay, with whom he was blessed to share almost 47 years of marriage with; two sons, Phillip (Rachel) Spearo of Pewaukee and Jesse (Lisa) Spearo, of Naples, FL; four grandchildren, Ellison and Brynn Spearo, and Croix and Dashiell Spearo;  mother, Kathryn Ann Spearo of Sister Bay; sister Lana (Kevin Hall) of Ephraim; siblings-in-law, Theresa (Mike) Richardson of AZ, Barbara (Mike) Pittenger of CA, Michael Yurkew of Madison, and John (Penny) Yurkew of Beloit; nieces and nephews; many cousins; and so many dear friends.

    Lyle was preceded in death by his father, Donald Spearo;  paternal grandparents, Ted and Helen Spearo, and maternal grandparents, Phillip and Lula Koepsel; nephew, Jordan Yurkew; and several uncles.

     He was born March 8, 1953 in Milwaukee, the son of Donald Paul Spearo and Kathryn “Kitty” Ann (Koepsel) Spearo.

Lyle grew up in Beloit but lived and attended schools in Missoula, MT and in Sterlington, LA for a short time (as his father was working as a Field Erecting Engineer for Beloit Corp.). He graduated from Beloit Memorial High School with the class of 1971.

     Every summer growing up he would work for his maternal grandparents, Phillip and Lula Koepsel, on their farm raising cows and in their cherry orchard.

     Lyle knew Bunny (Jeanette Marie Yurkew) as they lived only three blocks away from each other while growing up, and Bunny and Lyle’s sister, Lana, were best friends.

     They were united in marriage on September 13, 1975 at First Congregational Church of Beloit and spent their honeymoon camping in Montana. Lyle and Bunny built their own home themselves across from the family farm in Sister Bay. Together they raised beef cattle, pigs, and crops.

     He worked as a grain and feed mill operator and drove truck for the Door County Cooperative, eventually becoming the general manager of the northern branch, delivering farmers’ supplies from the feed mill on Mill Rd. in Sister Bay. When the old feed mill was torn down the Cooperative moved the business to State Highway 57 outside the village, and then Lyle managed their convenience store and grain supply for a total of 19 years.

     His best friends were always the ones he worked alongside of at the feed mill, gas station, and Spearo Tree Maintenance.

     Some of Lyle’s best memories were of speaking to the local farmers all over the entire peninsula while making the farm deliveries and also occasionally having to work and climb inside the original grain elevator in Sturgeon Bay. He loved learning from the farmers about livestock, crops, and especially tractors. Lyle felt the most valuable and fun time of his life was working for his farming customers whose respected histories they shared had provided him with a lot of historical knowledge of their family farms and equipment throughout the entire county. Every day he came home from work he shared a new idea or a solution to a problem he had learned, and he was always grateful and excited for that knowledge they shared with him, especially the older farmers whom he said were so wise.

     Together, Lyle and Bunny set up The Branding Iron store in Sister Bay, selling western wear before it became popular.

     He built the Mobil gas station on State Highway 42 in Sister Bay and operated that for several years.

     Lyle was proud to be a 4th-generation logger and owned and operated Spearo Tree Maintenance. He was one of the most respected woodsmen in northern Door County and was often consulted by his colleagues. Lyle felt and taught the importance of maintaining nature and not destroying it. Many learned from him the skills he loved with chainsaw, climbing, and roping work, calculating how a tree would be felled and he was rarely wrong. Lyle had some great crew members in Tim B., Mitch, Augustus, Alex, Chris, Mike, and Jeff, all of whom were always welcome back into our home.

     It was his church sanctuary with God when he was high up in the tree canopies and in the deep woods. Lyle also loved to build roads and pathways in the cedar swamp every winter with Bunny and his dad, his sons when younger, the dogs, and even a following family cat behind the tractor, putting in a lot of winter times there. That’s where he was most comfortable with nature and will have his ashes spread per his wishes. 

     Lyle was an outdoorsman and naturalist through and through, professionally and personally. He loved and respected all animals. Lyle enjoyed playing sports - bowling in leagues, playing with the local softball team, and playing basketball with other northern Door County community members at Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek. He was always an old car enthusiast, having several himself, and loved working on cars with his many dear friends. They had great times driving in the demo derbies in their younger days. Lyle participated often in the Tractor shows in Ellison Bay, as he and his father both loved Allis Chalmers tractors. He always loved music and was a very good dancer. Lyle belonged to Ducks Unlimited, Trees for Tomorrow, and gave great emotional support for the National MS Society and members that Bunny volunteers for.

     At Lyle’s request, no formal services will be held.

     Memorials may be given in his honor to the family and also to the Challenge Walk MS: Door County 2022 (www.challengewalkms.org) being held Sept. 23-25, to support the MS Society. NOTE: When donating ONLINE: 1) Click the Door County Event 2) Search Team “I Walk Alone but I am Knot”, the local Bunny Spearo team.

     “Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Richard Hogan, case manager Stacie and nurse Tammy, the great respiratory staff at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, the many Paramedics and First Responders that gave Lyle transport all too often, and the Deputies and 911 center for their quick responses. All have been professional and respectful, making this long journey easier. Many thanks to the awesome staff of Unity Hospice for the kind and compassionate care you all gave to Lyle. We were overwhelmed with your gentle care, thoroughness, and kindness. Also special thanks to Father Robert Burnell for offering Lyle the Annoiting of the Sick (Last Rites). We also thank the staff at Casperson & Huehns Funeral Homes for their kindness and professionalism. You have been at our side when needed.”

     Casperson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sister Bay is assisting the Spearo family who also encourages friends and family to send expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Lyle that may be shared through his tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com. 

Jeffery Maxfield (Jeff) Weir

Jeffery Maxfield (Jeff) Weir, died the morning of September 6, 2022 at age of 85, at St.
Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Born on August 3, 1937, in Milwaukee, WI to Joseph Herman Weir and Velma (Coffiman) Weir. Named after early 20th century writer, Jeffery Farnol and artist, Maxfield Parrish.
 

Jeff was orphaned at age 9 and raised with then 17 year-old brother, Richard J. Weir by
their grandmother, Martha Candace Weir, then age 74. He lived at times with one or more families. At age twelve, he took on his first paper route in Milwaukee, and the next year became a “Corner Boy '' selling newspapers on East Wisconsin Avenue in the downtown. By 10th grade Jeff attended 10 different schools, one of them three different times. He graduated from Wauwatosa (now Wauwatosa East) High School in 1955.
 

After two years at UW - Madison, and a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, having no
major, Jeff served in the U.S. Army during the Cold War, stationed with the 24th Infantry
Division in Munich, Germany for over two years. He finished active-duty service in the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Bragg, N.C. and honorably discharged from Army Reserves in 1964.  December 22, 1961, Jeff married Margaret (Maggie) Stockdale Marshall in Downers Grove, IL.
 

Following graduation from UW - Madison in 1962, he worked for the summer on a
construction gang on the San Francisco to Oakland (Bay) Bridge while Maggie attended the University of CA-Berkley. Afterward, he worked as a claim adjuster and investigator for an insurance company in Milwaukee. Then Jeff attended Marquette University Law School while working part-time at various jobs, including being a Junior Systems Analyst.
 

For the first five plus years after graduation from law school, Jeff was a Special Agent of
the FBI, serving in the Dallas Office, the San Angelo, TX Resident Agency, and then four years in Washington, D.C. Field Office. A relief supervisor on the General Crimes Squad, he also filled in as night supervisor in charge of the Washington Field Office. He received a number of citations for his work, including four personal letters of commendation from then director, J. Edgar Hoover. Jeff was a member of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.
 

In 1971, Jeff and his family moved to Door County where his youngest children were
born. For over twenty-five years he practiced law in Door County, the last twenty-two as a principal in the Pinkert Law Firm. He was a former City Attorney for Sturgeon Bay and City Attorney for Algoma, as well as the attorney for numerous other municipalities, school districts, several banks and was also a trial attorney. Jeff was a long-time Door County Court Commissioner and a past president of the Door-Kewaunee Bar Association.
 

As directors and a host family of the WI Children’s Program of Northern Ireland for
sixteen years, during the upset in Northern Ireland in the 1980’s and 1990’s Jeff and Maggie made several trips to chaperone about thirty children from Belfast area to Door County and other parts of northeastern Wisconsin for six weeks in the Summer.
In 1987, along with Maggie and others, Jeff became involved in running the Northeast
Wisconsin Leader Dog Puppy Project. They raised a six week-old pup each year for one year and then returned it to Leader Dog School for the Blind. They raised their 30th dog two years ago.

 

In 2003, he wrote and published a well-received novel, Winding River, about the first year in practice of a small-town lawyer in northern Wisconsin.  At age 51, Jeff and Maggie took up downhill skiing, and for many years, he and Maggie owned a second home on Powderhorn Ski Hill in Bessemer, MI in the U.P., where they entertained relatives and friends during the ski seasons.  

 

Jeff was involved in many other Door County organizations - a director of the First National Bank of Sturgeon Bay, and after it was sold to Associated Bank, a seventeen year member of the Advisory Board of Associated Bank-Door County; a past president of the Southern Door People Involved in Education; an organizer and director of the Southern Door Education Foundation; a thirty-year member and twice president of the Forestville-Maplewood Lions Club; a director of the Door County Community Foundation; a director of the Door County Historical Society and a volunteer at the Door County Triathlon and Fall 50. 

 

Throughout his life he preferred work to hobbies, sports, and other interests. Although retired from general law practice at age 60, he remained a member of the WI Bar Association, practicing for family interests and nonprofit organizations. Mainly, he worked as a private investor and an acquirer and manager of commercial real estate properties in Northern WI and the U.P. of Michigan.  Jeff was also a past member of MENSA.
 

A brother, Richard Weir; daughter, Kerry (Weir) Steffan; and son-in-law, Troy Rass
preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Maggie; son, Kyle Weir (Angie Stiesma), and their children Izzy and Lily of Minneapolis; daughter, Katy Rass (Christiaan Jeanquart) of Sturgeon Bay and her children Cody, (fiancé, Kelsey Heim) of Sturgeon Bay, Cameron, (partner, Emmanuel Oliveras) of Barcelona, Spain, Autumn (special friend, Caleb Nelson) and Caleb Rass of Sturgeon Bay; son-in-law, Dr. Shawn Steffan, and his children Nadia and Elliot Steffan of Madison, WI.
 

At the decedent’s request, there will be no funeral services. Forbes Funeral Home & Cremations is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com.  He was always thankful for the many people who helped him throughout his lifetime. Special thank you to friend Mary Gilbert for her assistance in recent years.  Also, special thanks to the staff at St. Vincent Hospital and to Unity Hospice.  (Jeff wrote the above, except for the updates.)

 

Edward R. Dunn

Edward R. Dunn, 74, Green Bay, passed away at his home on Sunday evening, the 28th of August 2022, with his loving family at his side.

 

He was born in Massachusetts in 1948.  Ed married Sherry E. Fleeger in the State of Texas. They celebrated 54 years of marriage.  He also served his country in the US Army during the Vietnam War.

 

Survivors include his wife and their two children, Terri (Michael) Kelly, Traci (David) Delvaux.

 

Ed was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Friends may call between 10:00 and 10:30 am at the Prince of Peace Church, Green Bay, on Friday, September 16, 2022. 

 

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 am with Deacon Jeff Prickette. 

 

Full military rites will follow the service, with the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 of Luxemburg.

 

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

 

www.mcmahonfh.com

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