Obituaries Archives for 2022-10

Donna "Jean" Brandt

Donna “Jean” Brandt, 92, of Ellison Bay passed away peacefully on October 23, 2022. Jean was born in Madison, WI on March 26, 1930 to Donald and Verda Myers. Jean grew up with her parents and younger sister Patrica in Madison where she graduated high school. Not long after being set up on a date by her aunt Norma, Jean married Albert Brandt on February 3rd, 1951. 

 

The couple began their married life in Madison, moved many times for Albert’s career, before ultimately settling in the suburbs of Washington DC, where they raised their five children, Dave, Sandy, Steve, Linda, and Jerry. In 1974, the couple returned home to Wisconsin to retire in Gills Rock. Jean remained a loyal Door County resident for the rest of her life, despite her aversion to snow (that “yucky white stuff”) and the passing of Albert in 1996.

 

Jean lived a life of many passions, cross-stich, country music, tiny dogs, and baking the absolute best cookies being just a few. But the guiding force of her life was undoubtedly the love and care she showed everyday for her family. Jean was a mother who never stopped cheering on her children’s successes or comforting them in their times of need. She was always ready to get up to no good with her little sister, Pat. And she was a grandmother who never forgot a birthday even though her grandchildren and great-grandchildren would grow to number 30. For decades she hosted every family Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter with fantastic food, lots of laughter, and sometimes a little sass for whoever hogged the devilled eggs. She was the character of her family and her legacy will always be especially felt when any of her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, siblings, and spouses gather for a family  meal. 

 

Survivors include her two sisters, Patricia and Linda, and her brother, Tom; brother-in-law Walton (Rita) Brandt; two daughters Sandy (Mike) Sawyer and Linda (Larry) Frea; two sons Steve (John) Brandt and Jerry Brandt; daughter-in-law Kari Brandt;  eighteen grandchildren Prescott (Tracy) Fentress, Jonathan (Cynthia) Fentress, Melissa (Bob) Taylor, Sarah Brandt, Chelsey (Josh) Kostka, Anna (Josh) Olson, Steve Brandt, Mary (Shawn) Sawyer, Ali (Kyle) Delfosse, John Sawyer, Carolyn (Eric) Griffith, Caitie (Adam) Kostka, David (Brandon) Sawyer, Danny (Trish) Brandt, Shiloh (Jeff) Conoley, Pat Brandt, Hannah Brandt, Will Brandt; eleven great-grandchildren Emily Fentress, Allison Fentress, Eliana Taylor, Sam Taylor, Gracie Bongle, Daniel Olson, Cassidy Fentress, Fischer Fentress, Gabriel Conoley, Kam Delfosse, Peyton Conoley; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Jean was preceded in death by her parents and husband, her beloved son Dave Brandt, and her beautiful granddaughter Amanda Brandt. 

A Celebration of the Life of Jean Brandt will be held at a later date. Forbes Funeral Home is serving the family.

 

Her family would like to thank Unity Hospice and the staff at Anna's Healthcare for their wonderful support to the family and heartfelt care of Jean.

 

Myra M. (Mathu) Tlachac

Myra M. (Mathu) Tlachac, 88, Luxemburg, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 25, 2022.  She was born June 19, 1934, in Sugarbush to the late Joseph C. and Beatrice M. (Conard) Mathu.  She graduated from Luxemburg High School in 1953.  On August 28, 1954, she married James (Jim) V. Tlachac at St. Hubert Church in Sugarbush.  Together they adopted and raised three children.  Later they purchased and ran Jim’s 54 Cafe. Throughout her life, Myra enjoyed attending high school sporting events; first for her siblings, then her children, and finally her grandchildren.  Her other passion was travel.  Myra saw much of the United States and traveled to Europe numerous times, embracing her Belgian heritage.

 

Survivors include her three children, Daniel (Kelly) Tlachac, Houston, TX; Anne (Fran) VandenMeerendonk, Cocoa, FL; David (Tammy) Tlachac, Algoma; five grandchildren, Sean Tlachac, Paige & Abby VandenMeerendonk, and Jordan (Brady) & Grace Tlachac; two brothers Carl (Judy) Mathu, Green Bay; Genial (Ellen) Mathu, Luxemburg; one sister Linda Jadin, Luxemburg; brothers-in-law Paul Sinkula, Ken (Julaine) Tlachac, Alan (Donna) Tlachac, all of Luxemburg; and sisters-in-law Bernadine Mathu, Veronica Bouche, Rose (Roger) Beirl, Marge Tlachac, all of Luxemburg; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Myra was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; her parents; one brother, Gerald Mathu; three sisters, Elaine Wery, Marianne Greatens, and Paula Sinkula; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Jennie Tlachac; six brothers-in-law, Larry Wery, Harley Greatens, Dave Jadin, Ed Tlachac, Hamlin Boucher, John Buhr; and one sister-in-law, Gen Buhr.  

 

Friends may call between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Saturday, October 29, 2022, at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg.  Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

 

McMahon Funeral Home, is assisting the Tlachac Family.  

 

A special thank you to the staff of Autumn Fields and Promedica Hospice for their loving care of Myra.  Heartfelt gratitude to Myra’s sister, Linda Jadin, for the extra love, attention, and sisterhood shared throughout the years.

Troy L. Hicks

Troy L. Hicks, 55, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away suddenly at his home on October 23, 2022.  He was born on December 13, 1966, in Wisconsin to Robert and Shirley (Dobberke) Hicks.  Troy graduated from Gibraltar High School.  In May of 2016, he married Joanne G. Sorenson at Tanum-Forest Lutheran Church.
Troy worked at Wire Tech and was a member of the Southern Door Fire Department Board.  He enjoyed hunting deer, making sausage and jerky with Bentley, NASCAR, visiting historical sites including his most recent trip to Watertown with Kaydence.  He also enjoyed trips to Florida where he had to get his gator bites, and especially spending time with family and friends.  His most notable line was “I’m fine waiting.”
Survivors include his wife, Joanne; a step-daughter, Kristy Atkinson, Carlsville; four grandchildren, Kaydence, Bentley, Alexys, and Brynley; two sisters, Cindy (Allen) Upchurch, Chicago; Tina (Joe) Korn, Baileys Harbor; one brother, Robert (Laurie) Hicks, Institute; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Hicks, Sturgeon Bay; Dianne (Jim) DeMeuse, Luxemburg; four brothers-in-law, Richard Sorenson, Palm Coast, FL; Dennis (Maureen) Sorenson, Green Bay; Gary (Gail) Sorenson, Forestville; Mark Sorenson, Sturgeon Bay; and many nieces and nephews, especially, Bob and Jason Hicks.  He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Merle Marsh; a brother, Mark Hicks; parents-in-law, Virgil and Mae Sorenson.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 29, 2022, at Tanum-Forest Lutheran Church with Rev. Peter Mannoja officiating.  Visitation will be from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Forbes Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Saturday.  A prayer service will be at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com
Special thanks to Pastor Peter Mannoja, and the E.M.T. department, especially Rich Olson and Cody Melville.

 

Jacqueline "Jackie" Meister

     Jacqueline Mary Meister, “Jackie” to all who knew and loved her, 91, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord, Monday evening, October 10, 2022 at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay.

     She was born January 20, 1931 in Algoma, the daughter of Melvin Jacob Blahnik, Sr. and Emeline Caroline (Schmitz) Blahnik. Jackie grew up attending St. Mary Catholic Church and Grade School in Algoma. She graduated from Algoma High School, the class of 1948. Jackie first met her husband, James Howard Meister while working at the bowling alley (for $0.10/game) in Algoma. They were united in marriage on May 25, 1948 at Jim’s parents’ home (off State Highway 42 between Maplewood and Forestville). They eventually moved to Sturgeon Bay and lived on Juniper Street on the west side of Sturgeon Bay where they raised their family of nine. Jackie attended Corpus Christi Catholic Church with her family and eventually St. Joseph Catholic Church, both in Sturgeon Bay.

     She was employed at various establishments in Sturgeon Bay throughout her life - initially at Ray's Grocery Store (where Bridgeport is currently located); then with Krueger canning (where Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding Co. is now located). She also worked for Chico's Cherry factory, then Jolin’s Drug Store (downtown), before going to work for Isaaksen’s Laundromat (on the west side) 

     Jackie’s primary and final employment was with the Door County Senior resource Center in Sturgeon Bay where she was the first bus driver, initially providing transportation with her own van. She drove residents and area community members around the county until her eventual retirement in 1992. 

     Jackie and Jim moved to Bay Shore Drive just outside the city limits of Sturgeon Bay, in the Town of Sevastopol in 1990. They were blessed with over 43 years of marriage.  Jackie resided there until late spring of 2021 when she moved into the Pine Crest Village in Sturgeon Bay.

     She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Parish in Institute as well as the A “Doorable” Red Hatters (of Door County). In the 1950s and 1960s, Jackie and Jim were members of the Door Devils Motorcycle Club. Earlier in life, she enjoyed bowling in various leagues at Cherry Lanes in Sturgeon Bay. Jackie looked forward to playing cards with her friends in their card club that got together regularly. She also liked traveling with friends as part of the Retired Persons Traveling Club.       

     Jackie will be missed by her four children, Kathy Meister of the Town of Sevastopol, Michael (Dale) Meister of Clifton, VA, Robert (Jerrilynn) Meister of California City, CA, and Patricia (Brent) LaVigne of Valmy; ten grandchildren, Jordan (Missy) Whipple and Zachary Meister, Lindsay and Michael Dylan Meister, Jennifer (Joe) Gomez and Kimberly (Chad) Adkinson, Tom (Jackie) LaVigne and Michael (Lisa) LaVigne, Tim Meister, and Christie Meister; and a large number of great-grandchildren. In addition, she’ll be missed by her brother, Melvin (Janet) Blahnik, Jr. of Florida; other relatives; and friends.

     Jackie was preceded in death by her husband James Meister; three sons, Richard, Thomas, and Jerome Meister; two grandsons, Peter Meister and Timothy Meister; sister, Barbara (Ervin) Stahl; sister-in-law, Jean Meister; and other relatives.

     Her life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute, 4767 E. Dunn Rd., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant. The Rosary will be prayed at the church at 9:10 a.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022 with visitation for family and friends following from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

     Jackie will be laid to rest next to her late husband in the Forestville Town Cemetery.

     Memorials may be given in Jackie’s name for the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Door County.

     “Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Richard Hogan and staff at Door County Medical Center, the Pine Crest Village staff, and the Unity Hospice staff for the wonderful care given to our mother.”

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

Allen L. Guilette

Allen L. Guilette 69, Rosiere (Casco) passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022, 

peacefully at home with family by his side. Allen was born September 7, 1953, in  

Algoma to the late George and Bernice (Parins) Guilette. He graduated from  

Luxemburg-Casco High School. 

Allen had fun in his younger years whether it was by creating mischief at Rosiere  

grade school, bombing around with the Rosiere Renegades, or racing his stockcar  

at the Luxemburg Speedway. 

Allen married the love of his life Debbie Theys on September 16, 1978, at St. Hubert  

Church in Rosiere. Together they took over the family farm from Allen’s dad in 1980. Farming was Allen’s  passion, and he passed that passion on to his children and grandchildren. In addition to the farm, Allen also  worked at Proctor and Gamble for 28 years.  

Allen loved his family very much and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Allen was an active member of  the Kewaunee County Fair Auction Committee and was always ring side helping his kids and other children of  the community with their hog project. Allen was a member of the Kewaunee County Pork Producers. He was  active in his faith community and enjoyed helping out with the Lincoln Kermiss. 

Survivors include, his wife Debbie Guilette of 44 years; children, Nicholas (Jessica) Guilette, Casco, Aaron  Guilette, Luxemburg and Sarah (Ryan) Schultz, Kewaunee; grandchildren, Hunter, Logan and Trevor Guilette,  Bella Guilette, Colton and Dylan Schultz; sisters, Renee Buhr, De Pere, Laurie (Hal) Bouche, Casco; Godsons, Michael Bouche and Kevin Stascak; father-in-law, Joseph Theys, Luxemburg, sisters-in-law, Tanya Guilette, Casco, Joanne Hegnet, Sturgeon Bay, Denise (Dave) Campshure, Florida, Chris (Randy) Vincent, Casco, Dennis  (special friend Sue) Theys, Luxemburg, numerous nieces and nephews. 

Allen was preceded in death by his parents, George and Bernice Guilette; mother-in-law, Sylvia Theys; sister,  Jean DeKeyser; brothers, Lee and Rod Guilette; brothers-in-law, Kevin Theys and Dennis Buhr and several  nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be held at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church – Rosiere from 4-8 pm on Thursday, October 27, 2022  with Rosary at 6:30 pm. Visitation will continue at St. Hubert’s from 9-11 am on Friday, October 28. 2022, Mass  of Christian Burial at 11:00 with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery. Online  condolence messages may be shared at KinnardFCS.com. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to anyone who has helped out in the past several months  including the staff from Unity Hospice.

 

Dana L. Lemens

Dana L. Lemens, 59, Luxemburg, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 19, 2022. 

 

He was born in Green Bay to Elsie J. (Cravillion) Lemens and the late Donald L. Lemens, on August 3, 1963.

 

Dana was employed with the Kewaunee County Highway Department for twenty five plus years.

 

  His enjoyments included hunting and fishing as well as spending time at his cottage in Pembine.

 

Survivors include his mother, Elsie; six siblings, Mark (Linda) Lemens, Nannette (Joe Van Veghel) Lemens, Keith (Lisa) Lemens, Donald Lemens, David (Renee’) Lemens, Chantell (Dan) Devos; many nieces and nephews.

 

Dana was preceded in death by his father, Donald L. Lemens.

 

Friends may call between 4:00 and 7:00 pm. at the McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, on Thursday, November 03, 2022.

 

Prayer service 6:45 pm with Deacon Bob Miller.

 

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

Eleanor Bernadette Draize

Eleanor Bernadette Draize, 89, Casco, passed away on October 21, 2022, at Aurora Bay Care Hospital. She was born on January 19, 1933, to the late Michael and Mary (Dordzen) Perinovic. In 1951 at the age of 18 Eleanor married Laurence Draize. They were married until his death in 1995. Throughout her life she worked at Briggs and Stratton Engines, but her enjoyment was gardening, baking, cooking, church, knitting, quilting, and canning.


Eleanor is survived by her son Michael Draize; grandchildren, Amber (Aaron) Zetwick, Andrea Draize, David Draize, Christina (Jacob DeGayner) Draize; great-grandchild, Lumen DeGayner; brother, David Perinovic; and sister, Mary Ann Blanchard. She was preceded in death by her husband Laurence; son Larry Draize; grandson, Daniel; parents, Michael and Mary Perinovic; brothers, Steve Perinovic, Mike Perinovic, Ed Perinovic; sister, Dorothy Dehner, and Evelyn Granius-Lindley.


Visitation will be held at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church – Rosiere from 10-11 am on Monday October 24, 2022. Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. Entombment will take place at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Online condolence messages may be shared at KinnardFCS.com.

Michael W. Hill

Michael W. Hill, age 47 of Luxemburg, WI passed away Sunday October 16th, 2022, with his family by his side after a short battle with cancer.

 

Mike was born April 16, 1975, in Pontiac, MI to the late Sharon D. Hill.

 

Mike graduated from Pontiac Central High School and graduated college from Ferris State University for Construction Management, and Michigan Technological University with a degree in Structural Engineering.

In 2003 Mike moved to Wisconsin and started working at Rice Engineering where he worked until his passing.

 

In 2004 he started dating his future wife, Desiree Kostreva. On March 18th, 2009 they married in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

Mike’s greatest joy was being a father and husband. He loved spending time with his two boys, Wyatt and Aaron. He also enjoyed family get togethers and time with his friends.

 Mike also enjoyed spending his time in the outdoors, including hunting and fishing whenever he could.

 

Mike was preceded in death by his mother Sharon Hill, his grandparents Howard and Flossie Hill. His Aunt Linda, and Aunt Patricia.

 

Mike is survived by his loving wife Desiree and sons, Wyatt and Aaron, and step –father Jimmy Kemp. And aunts Debbie and Pamela and his seven cousins.

Mike will be greatly missed by his in-laws Francis & Sue Kostreva, Jeremy Kostreva, Josh & Diona Cloud, Charles & Roxanne Marbes, many aunts, Uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends.

 

Mike’s celebration of life will be planned for a future date.

 

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

 

In lieu of flowers, college funds will be established for Mike’s two sons.  Memorials may be sent to: Rice Engineering, 105 School Creek Trail, Luxemburg, WI 54217

 

Mary A. Kuehl

Mary A. Kuehl, 73, Kewaunee, joined her parents, Elwyn J. and Sylvia B. (Langer) Olson, mother in law, Ruth (Fager) Kuehl, and many other family and friends in her new heavenly home, on Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

 

She was born in Kewaunee on February 3, 1949. 

 

She is survived by her husband John, one daughter, Tricia (Joe) Cravillion; two sons, Lee (Kelly) Kuehl and Eric (Jenny) Kuehl; nine grandchildren, Ben and Josh (Alex) Cravillion, Grace and Jake Kuehl, Cody (Keisha), Jesse (Madison), Wyatt (Desirae), Maria (Dakota) and Brett (Alfie) Kuehl; three great grandchildren.

 

As per Mary’s wishes, a private service will be held.

 

Burial in Riverview Public Cemetery, Kewaunee.

 

Her family wished to thank everyone that assisted in Mary’s final day/months to make her comfortable and keeping her busy with their visits. 

 

Special thanks to her sisters in law/brothers in law and nieces/nephews.

 

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

Phyllis V. Cross

Phyllis V. Cross, 91 years, of Sturgeon Bay passed away Monday evening, October 17, 2022 at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility with family at her side.

     She was born August 16, 1931 in Kewaunee the daughter of the late Philip and Pauline (Paul) Ihlenfeldt. Phyllis graduated from Kewaunee High School before entering Oshkosh Business College where she completed her business education.  On January 24, 1953 she married Dexter R. Cross at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Norman near Kewaunee. They moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1990. Dex preceded her in death on March 7, 2013.

     Phyllis was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church.  She was a faithful woman who loved her grandchildren so much, watching them participate in sports, was a great cook and enjoyed cooking for her family and those around her table. Phyllis was selfless, always looking for ways to help others.   She enjoyed decorating and home remodeling and was blessed with a keen eye for those interests. Always known to carry a hammer and nails in a Sucrets tin, Phyllis was at the ready just in case.

     Survivors include her three children and their families, Russ (Leslie) Cross, Denise (Gerry) Banks, Diane Buechner all of Sturgeon Bay; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Philip Ihlenfeldt of Green Bay; and her sister, Emily Brusky of Kewaunee.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, Philip and Pauline Ihlenfeldt; husband, Dexter; grandson, Jeffrey; son-in-law, William “Buck” Buechner; and two sisters, Doris Brennan, Alice Radley.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Fr. Ryan Krueger, officiating with Deacon Mark Hibbs assisting. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.

     Friends may call at the church Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Phyllis’ memory to the Pete and Jelaine Horton Center Skilled Nursing Facility at Door County Medical Center, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

     The family would like to thank the staff at the DCMC Skilled Nursing Facility for their kind and compassionate care.

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

Jean M. (Krohn) Doell

Jean M. (Krohn) Doell, ­­­75, Kewaunee, went to her heavenly home, Thursday, October 13, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born in Kewaunee on October 17, 1946, the first-born of the late Leo and Virginia (Ollmann) Krohn. Jean graduated as Valedictorian of her Kewaunee High School class of 1964. In 1968, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a degree in Spanish. During her college years, she studied for a year in Spain. She also studied at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada for a year working on her Master’s Degree. Jean was a life-long member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Town of Montpelier where she was baptized, confirmed, and married. On May 2, 1970, Jean married Arlie E. Doell.

 

Jean had three careers and enjoyed them all. She taught Spanish at Green Bay East and Preble High Schools during the 1970’s, at Kewaunee High School from 1991-96, N.E.W Lutheran High School, Green Bay from 2002-2008, Pilgrim Lutheran School in Green Bay from 2007-2008 and volunteered teaching Spanish at St. Paul Lutheran School, Town of Montpelier to Grades 5-8 from 1996 to the present. She was also diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 1996. She also started bookkeeping at Krohn Dairy Products, Luxemburg in 1971 when her Dad suffered a heart attack and she continued in that role until the business was sold in 2000. She would teach school during the day and helped with bookkeeping at night. The business grew and she became more involved in the business so stopped teaching. She did go back to teaching after the business was sold. Jean and her two brothers became the 3rd generation owners of Krohn Dairy Products. She always enjoyed working with the farmers and the employees. She also served as Music Director at St. Paul Lutheran Church and School, Town of Montpelier, for 48 years retiring in 2019. She served as organist, adult choir and band director, and also did music for the Sunday School, and grade school students. In addition to her love of teaching and music, she also enjoyed visiting with family and friends, reading books, shopping, going to craft shows with her sister, spending time at their cottage on Boot Lake, and spending time with her little grandson.

 

Jean was also involved in many community organizations including serving as President of the Bay Area Chapter of the American Diabetes Association (ADA); Board of Directors and Executive Committee member of the Wisconsin Affiliate of ADA; Board of Directors for Kewaunee Chamber of Commerce; Kewaunee Area Scholarships, Inc.; Friends of East Shore Industries; Board member of Build the Future Foundation for Kewaunee School District; served on the committee for the Kewaunee County Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society; and was currently serving on the Kewaunee County Library Services Board and active in the Luxemburg Lions Club.

 

Because of her community leadership and involvement, she received many awards including: 1987 the Kewaunee County Outstanding Woman from the Kewaunee Jaycees for outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the community; 1991 American Diabetes Association Volunteer of the Year for the State of Wisconsin; 2001 the Kewaunee Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year; 2002 was selected for the Wall of Fame as a distinguished alumnus of Kewaunee High School; and in 2017 was selected for the UW-Madison distinguished alumnus for Kewaunee County.

 

Jean is survived by her husband, Arlie; her sons Patrick (Angie) Doell and Timothy (Mandy) Doell and her special grandson Leo all of Kewaunee; her sisters: Sandra (Allen) Fager, Cape Coral, FL; Susan (James) Kratz, Kewaunee; her brother Roger (Candy) Krohn, Luxemburg; sisters-in-law, Donna Thompson-Krohn, Denmark; and Dianne Kilgore, Kewaunee; nieces and nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo & Virginia Krohn; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Alvin and Verna Doell, her grandparents, brother Carl (Chuck) Krohn, and niece Tiffany Krohn.

 

Visitation will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, N4108 County Road AB, Luxemburg on Monday, October 17 from 2:00 – 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 7 PM. Visitation continues Tuesday, October 18 from 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM with funeral service at 11:00 AM at the church with Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson officiating. Burial in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Town of Montpelier.

 

Memorials Funds are being established.

 

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

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Bellin Memorial Hospital 4th Floor, Jack & Engrid Meng Hospice Residence, and Rev. Dr. Daniel Olson for his many visits.

David J Gregorich Sr.

David J Gregorich Sr, 89, of New Franken, passed away suddenly early Thursday morning October 13, 2022, at his home with his wife by his side.

 

He was born November 18, 1932, in Illinois the son of the late Emil and Lillian Gregorich.

 

David was raised In Corbin Kentucky where he grew to have a fondness for the outdoors exploring the hills and hollows somewhat like the adventurous Tom Sawyer.

He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict and upon his honorable discharge he made his way up north to Green Bay Wisconsin, working at Charmain Paper Mill.

 

On February 11, 1956, David married the love of his life Lona M. Gauthier.

 

He later started his own water pump and repair service known as Champion Pump Service.

 

David loved woodworking and was very skilled at making all kinds of furniture and cabinets for his beloved Cabin up North. You could always find him in his shop sawing some lumber for his next project.

 

Always at his side, Lona his wife of 64 years, spent time with him on many enjoyable trips up north and to Florida in their retirement years.

 

David is survived by his wife Lona, five children, Gail (Steve) Horkman, David (Chris) Gregorich Jr, Steve (Patti) Gregorich, Richard (Toni) Gregorich and Jennifer (Vern) Vincent. He will be truly missed by his 21 grandchildren & 12 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his youngest brother Steven Gregorich of California and in-laws Todd Allendorf and Joan Gregorich.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; five siblings, Lillian (Ed) Klant, Geraldene (Roger) Drossart, Eugene Gregorich, Daniel (Arlene) Gregorich, Mary Ann Allendorf.

 

Friends may call between 9:30 and 10:45 am at St. Joseph Church, Champion, on Thursday, October 20, 2022.  Funeral 11:00 am on Thursday at the church with Rev. Nonito Barra officiating.  Burial in St. Joseph Cemetery, Champion, with full military rites provided by the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 26 of Luxemburg.

 

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

William "Bill" Allen Polster

William “Bill” Allen Polster, 77, of Clay Banks, passed away unexpectedly on October 12, 2022.   He was born on May 24, 1945, to James and Donna (Carmody) Polster.  Bill grew up in Sturgeon Bay and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1963.  On August 21, 1965, he married Sonja Everson.

Bill worked more than 40 years for the Door County Highway Department.  He enjoyed keeping busy with many projects and hobbies, including spending time with family and friends, spending time up north, fishing, hunting, road trips, sawmill/woodworking, and family home improvements.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sonja; a daughter Aurelea (Mike) Kawula, Combined Locks; a son Mike (Debra) Polster, Green Bay; daughter-in-law Jen Polster, Forestville; four grandchildren, Amanda and Nathan Kawula, Lydia and James Polster; two sisters, Mary (Arnie) Lindauer and Jane (Bill) Jarman; a brother, Pete (Sandy) Polster; sisters-in-law, Sandy Hansen, Arliss Everson, and Kay Polster.  He was preceded in death by his son Ben Polster; and two brothers, Jack Polster and Dan Polster.

A public visitation will be held at the Forbes Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.   Following the visitation, a private family service will be conducted by the Rev. Peter Mannoja.  Online condolences will be offered at www.forbesfuneralhome.com

 

 

 

Kenneth L. Henkel

Kenneth L. Henkel, 80 years of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Green Bay, passed away at Unity Hospice in DePere, Monday, October 10, 2022. Staying true to being “a stubborn German”, as he called himself, he lived 10 months after a “could pass at any moment” diagnosis. That was our dad.

    

Ken was born August 20, 1942, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Leo and Antoinette (Brey) Henkel. He graduated from Abbot Pennings/St. Norbert High School before completing his course of education at Badger Business College. He worked in sales for AC Supply and Hewitt Transmission and also as a bartender for Paul’s Carriage Inn and Ivan’s in Green Bay. He grew up around the family businesses of farming and Henkel’s Ballroom in Institute, and worked in his parent’s popular bar and restaurant, Leo’s, in Sturgeon Bay. Ken was sincere, humble, and a thoughtful listener.

    

Ken was an altar boy, member of S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Institute, and later at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, Green Bay.

    

Kenny personified hospitality.  He loved being with family and friends and was known for a bit of hijinks and organizing group festivities of all kinds - spending days planning and cooking delicious food to serve and also creating fun spaces for card games, pool, and sports. Making the perfect booyah for church picnics was a passion of his along with driving luxury yachts, boating (US Power Squadron member), classic cars, founding the NABNB, working in the pit at Road America, and 50’s - 60’s music. His singing and dancing were epic!

    

Survivors include his two grateful children, Christine (Ross Dippel) Henkel (and their daughter, Isabella), and Steven (Susan) Henkel of West Bend (and their children, Spencer, and Saige), along with his first wife and friend, Mary Ann Resler Jorgensen. Preceding Ken in death were his parents, Leo and Antoinette Henkel, and his grandson, Zachary.

    

A Mass of Christian Burial at 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2022, at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Institute, with Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating. Burial will be next to his parents at the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday, October 21, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

    

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

Cyril "Cy" C. Zellner

Cyril “Cy” C. Zellner, 90 of Luxemburg, died early Wednesday morning, October 12, 2022, in a local hospital. 

 

He was born in Kewaunee County on November 13, 1931, to the late Charles F. and Anna V. (Friex) Zellner. 

 

On June 15, 1955, Cy married Madonna “Donna” Bouche, at Our Lady of The Snows Church in Namur.

Together they farmed in the area while raising their family.  Cy loved to play cards, travel to the Amish Country, visits with the local farmers, take care of his yard, spending time with his family, and enjoying a “Wahlain Special”!

 

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Donna, and their six children, Kathy Daul, Patrick and Barbara (Destiche) Zellner, Terry and Mary (Vanden Bush) Zellner, Lisa and Steve Malcore, Lee and Roxanne (Beyer) Zellner, Eric and Melissa (Lemke) Zellner; fifteen grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren; one great great grandchild arriving very soon; two brothers, Leonard (Dolores) Zellner, Russell Zellner; many nieces and nephews.

 

Cy is preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather, Fred Wunsch; one son in law, Ronald Daul; one great granddaughter, Aubree Groessl; four brothers and sisters in law, Elmer (Dora) Zellner, Alvin (Eleanor) Zellner, Clarence (Germaine) Zellner, Richard (Rosella) Zellner, Dorothy Zellner; four sisters, Elsie (August) Haen, Albertine (Raymond) Paye, Loretta (Bernard) Le Roy, Betty (Raymond) Van Den Plas; his father in law and mother in law, Felix and Blanche (Bader) Bouche.

 

Friends may call 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. 

 

Closing parish vigil service at 7:00 pm. 

 

Visitation will continue between 9:30 and 10:45 am on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at St. Louis Church, Dyckesville. 

 

Funeral 11:00 am on Wednesday, at the church, with Rev. Rommel Da Coco officiating. 

 

Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay.

 

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

 

Annette Erickson

Annette Jane Erickson, formerly of Sister Bay, Wisconsin, entered into the joy of being with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 30, 2022.

     

Annette was born in Sister Bay, Wisconsin, on April 22, 1928, to William J. and Elnora L. (Larson) Ebbers. Her grandmother, Anna Larson, an area midwife, attended to her birth in the family’s farmhouse. Her family moved to the Sheboygan, Wisconsin area, before Annette entered elementary school. There, she enjoyed helping her father make cheese at Lakeside Cheese Factory, located right next to their home in Wilson, Wisconsin. She also fit weekly piano lessons into her busy schedule and her love for the keyboard carried on into her 90’s. Upon her graduation from Central High School in Sheboygan in 1946, Annette’s family moved back to Sister Bay where her parents developed Ebbers Orchards, growing cherries and apples as part of Door County, Wisconsin’s well-known fruit industry.

     

In the fall of 1946, Annette enrolled at the Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and completed one year there before transferring to Northwestern’s School of Music in Evanston, Illinois, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in music education. It was at Northwestern that she met her husband-to-be, George Erickson, from Sister Bay, who was working toward a master’s degree in education after serving his country in WWII. They had not known each other previously. Annette often shared about how she had prayed, asking the Lord to bring her husband right to her door. That prayer was answered when George was asked to deliver a package to her from someone in Sister Bay. Following that knock on her door, it wasn’t long before they knew that they were meant for each other. They were married at her family’s home in Sister Bay on July 13th, 1950.

     

Upon returning from their honeymoon, they found a letter waiting for George, calling him back into active duty for the Korean conflict. Thankfully, he was not sent to Korea, and was eventually transferred to Camp Atterbury in Indiana, while Annette taught music in the Chicago suburb of Mt. Prospect. Following his discharge, George completed his master’s degree in Madison, Wisconsin, where he also student taught. They then moved to West Bend, Wisconsin, where he taught, before returning to Sister Bay and the start of George’s 30-year career at Gibraltar High School. Annette taught piano lessons out of their home, while raising 4 children. Dozens of young people in Northern Door County benefited from her keyboard instruction and she even encouraged them to sing while playing!

     

Annette’s love for working with young students found a new opportunity in 1964 when she learned that the school district was having a difficult time finding a kindergarten teacher before the start of the school year. She applied, and her hiring turned into 26 enjoyable years of teaching kindergarten for Northern Door County’s children. She taught in two-room schoolhouses in Appleport and Ephraim, before finishing her career at Gibraltar in Fish Creek. Together with her wonderful assistant and treasured friend, Margaret Loving, they gave the area’s children the best start to school that one could ever imagine. Annette continued to use her musical skills in the kindergarten, as well as an organist at Community Church of Fish Creek, and as a pianist for many functions at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, where she resided for 10 years. She was an active volunteer at Scandia Village in many ways.

     

Annette and George were blessed with 58 years of marriage and four children: William Erickson (Donna) Champaign, Illinois, James Erickson (Dorothy) Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Thomas Erickson – deceased (Tracy Erickson Anderson), and Beth Wittmann (Thomas) Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, as well as six grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George, her sister, Beverly Jaquish and brother-in law, Delmar Jaquish, a sister-in law, Edna Erickson, and her dear son, Tom.

     

Annette’s trust in her eternal Savior, Jesus Christ, was her strength, and she extended His love to all those that life brought her way. A celebration of Annette’s life will be held on November 5th at the First Baptist Church of Sister Bay with Pastor Daniel Bowman officiating. Visitation is at 9:30, with the service at 11:00 and a lunch following. Memorials can be directed to Scandia Village Retirement Community, Community Church of Fish Creek, the Gibraltar Area Schools, Shorehaven Retirement Community in Oconomowoc, or other churches or charitable causes serving the Northern Door County area.

     

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

Rick Ray Peterson

     Rick Peterson passed into the afterlife and the care of our Lord on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 with his loving wife Marie at his side after he had a near decade long courageous battle with renal and metastatic cancer. He was 60 years old.

     Marie, their son Joseph and Joseph’s wife Megan wish to extend their most sincere thanks to all of the family and friends that have offered their comforting words of support, love and prayers. They would also like to express their gratitude for the expert care Rick received from Unity Hospice, Door County Medical Center, Green Bay Oncology, Mayo Clinic, University of Wisconsin health center, Upper Great Lakes – Lake Linden Family Practice, and extend thanks to all of the gracious nurses and physicians that cared for Rick.

     Despite having a prolonged health illness Rick achieved a high level of independence through his nine-year battle with cancer. Rick’s strong will and enthusiasm for life and for his wife Marie, family and friends did not diminish. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and a skillful craftsman and builder. He loved all things with a motor and enjoyed four wheeling, snowmobiling, camping, motorcycle riding, bike riding with his wife Marie by his side and family and friends.

     Rick considered himself a machinist by trade and completed education in his early twenties to obtain the schooling necessary for pursuing a career as a machinist. He went on to work as machinist for various companies in different industries, along the way he made parts as a machinist for medical procedures and F-16 airplanes. Rick had an abundance of trade skills, he also worked for a multitude of years as a carpenter and helped build homes. In his free time, Rick found great joy in renovating homes and doing various skilled labor projects. He also frequently volunteered his trade skills and knowledge to help out family with various renovation projects. He was a generous and caring person.

     Surviving family include, wife, Marie; son, Joseph (Megan); mother, Marion (Paul); four siblings, Loni (Dennis), Shelli, Scott, Randy (Tana).

     Preceding him in death was his father, Theodore “Ted”, and brother, Joby.   

     Rick was one of a kind, he could really make you laugh! He was a proud father, husband, and family man. He genuinely cared about people. He found great strength and happiness in the successes of the people he cared about. He was loved, is loved and will be missed and remembered.

     A celebration of Rick’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome. Please bring any stories, photos, or other happy events you wish to share.

     In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross or a local charity of choice.

     “Again, we thank you all for your love and support during this time.”

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

Lucille "Sweeney" Sohns

Lucille “Sweeney” Sohns, 102 years of Sister Bay passed away Thursday October 6, 2022, at Door County Medical Center.

    

She was born August 12, 1920, in Northfield, MN, the daughter of the late Edward and Mildred (Sieth) Sweeney. On August 8, 1944, in Minneapolis, she married Glen Sohns, who she met while working at Hotel Ephraim during her summer vacations. They were blessed with two sons, Arnie and David.

    

She graduated from Northfield High School before attending St. Olaf College and graduated from Minneapolis Business College. Sweeney worked at the First National Bank in Minneapolis while her husband was serving in World War II. Upon his return, they moved to Ephraim, and she was employed with Baylake Bank for 24 years.

    

Lucille was a member of the Ephraim Moravian Church, the Women’s Fellowship and Scand Auxiliary. She was very active and involved with her groups, serving as treasurer of Scandia Auxiliary for 20 years, Treasurer of the Ephraim Moravian Church and served on both the Board of Trustees and Board of Elders. In retirement years, she worked part time at Busha’s Gift Shop and cashier at Bargain’s Unlimited at Scandia Village for over 30 years.

    

Lucille and Glen enjoyed many trips together throughout the United States. She also loved reading, being on her computer, playing Bridge, bowling and best of all…….GOLFING into her mid 90’s. She was a member of Bay Ridge Golf Course for over 30 years.

    

Lucille had a warm smile for whomever she met and will be missed by many. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were always near and dear to her. To her many friends she was known as “Sweeney”.

    

Surviving family include two sons, Arnold (Janet) Sohns of Fort Meyers Beach, FL, (and their four children, Jason (Kim) White, Amanda (Trevor) Walker, twin sons, Adam and Andrew Sohns), David Sohns and daughter-in-law, Sandra Sohns, (and their three children, Luke (Amanda) Sohns, JoAnna (Nick) Accardi, and Brion (Ruth) Sohns; 14 great-grandchildren; and many dear nieces and nephews.

     

Service of remembrance will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 13, 2022 at Stella Maris-Fish Creek Site (formerly St. Paul the Apostle). Burial and committal will be at Little Sister Cemetery.

    

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at Stella Maris Catholic Church-Fish Creek Site and continue Thursday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.

    

There will be a service honoring Lucille’s life Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m., November 6, 2022 at her Ephraim Moravian Church home.

    

Casperson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign online guestbook and offer condolences at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

Russel "Rusty" H. Feld

Russell Hans Feld, age 63 of rural Cleveland, WI., died peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 surrounded by his family after a two year battle with cancer at his home. 

Rusty Feld was born on April 16, 1959 to Marlin Hans and the late Sonja Feld in Hudson Wisconsin. Rusty grew up near Forestville Wisconsin and graduated from Southern Door High School in 1977. Rusty was skilled in a variety of trades. He worked in the construction business for several years before he started his own auto body shop in Sturgeon Bay. In the early 1990’s, he moved to Green Bay and began a career in metal fabrication, first at Gremar Metal Industries Inc. and then, for the last 15 plus years, at Robinson Metal, Inc.. 

He married Maxine (Popp) Orth on August 4, 2018. Rusty introduced Max to fishing, UTV’ing and the UP. Although only together for 7 short years, they enjoy so many fun times together. Memories of their adventures together will remain in Max’s heart forever.

Rusty was an all-around family man. He loved being around the grandchildren. His oldest grandson Coltyn spent many hours following Papa around the yard and workshop. He loved showing people pictures and videos of his younger grandchildren, Rylan, Scarlett and Parker. 

Rusty was known as a person with many admired talents. He was a skilled woodworker as evidence by numerous lovely pieces of furniture displayed in family member’s homes. He had a green thumb and had a great eye for landscaping. Rusty was able to weld together a lawnmower from scrap metal pieces and fabricate his own stove top. Rusty enjoyed retreating to the Upper Peninsula when time allowed. 

Rusty is survived by his loving wife Maxine; his daughters, Ashtyn Feld (Kevin Deneys), and Kahner (Joe) Domke; his father Marlin Hans Feld and his wife Nancy; Max’s children, Joel (Stacy) Orth, Jacqueline (Chris St.Pierre) Orth , Nicholas Orth and Steven (Laura) Orth; grandchildren, Coltyn, Rylan, Scarlett, Parker, Kate, Tyson, Violet and Charlie; Rusty’s siblings, Julie Feld (Bernie Vondrachek), Tom (Judy) Feld and Sara Feld; Max’s siblings, Patricia (Jerry) Moehn, Susan (Judd) Vollmer, Fred (Rose) Popp, Kathleen (Jerry)Theel, Peter (Sue) Popp, Greg (Shirley) Popp, Nancy Robers, and Rachel (Paul) Ancioux. 

He is further survived by his aunts Glenna Gauthier and Margie Feld; many nieces and nephews; daughter's mother Debbie Kleiman; the Orth family who lovingly welcomed him into the tribe as well as other relatives and many special friends.

Rusty was preceded in death by his mother, Sonja.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00PM (NOON) on Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Community (8100 Brunner Road, Newton WI) with Fr. David Beaudry officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Wednesday from 9:00AM until 11:45 AM when brief family rites will be held.

Rusty will be laid to rest next to his mother in the Forestville Town Cemetery, Maplewood WI on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 11 AM.

The family would like to thank St. Nicholas Hospice for the care and compassion shown to Rusty and our family during his last days.

June M. Lemens (Nom De Plume June M. Overbeck)

June Marie Lemens, nom de plume June Marie Overbeck, 52, of the Town of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay.

     She was born June 9, 1970 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Lloyd Stanley Paschke and Yvonne (LeCloux) Paschke. June attended Sturgeon Bay High School. She had her own paper delivery route while in high school.

     June married Leslie Lemens on October 9, 1999 at Robert LaSalle County Park in the Town of Clay Banks. They were blessed with two sons, Steven and Brian.

     June was one of the first faces you saw entering Pick ‘n Save in Sturgeon Bay where she was the Floral Department Manager for over 23 years.    

     Together, she and Les shared 17 years of marriage and over 29 years together.

     June met Bill M. Overbeck playing pool in a local league. They enjoyed over seven years together and spent time living in Sturgeon Bay and also in Palmetto, FL. June completed her bartender’s course and bartended at the local VFW Club in Palmetto. She also completed a concealed carry course.

     June grew up attending the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church and then Corpus Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay before attending the Moravian Church again. She helped with Boy Scouts when her sons were younger. June played softball for and darts at Van’s Bar in Sturgeon Bay for several years. She had incredible artistic ability and liked painting - usually in a variety of mediums of woodlands with water. June also wrote poetry. She loved music; she would sing along to any song. June learned how to work with steel and proud of the designs she was able to create, including a mermaid that she drew and laser cut. She especially loved karaoke. June was noted for Nancy Sinatra’s “These Boots Are Made for Walking.” She cherished the time she spent with her family and grandchildren, putzing in the yard, and tending to her beautiful plants and flowers.

     June will be missed by her sons, Steven (fiancée, Ashlee Maccoux) Lemens of the Town of Gardner and Brian Lemens of Oshkosh; her sons’ father, Les Lemens of Little Sturgeon; grandchildren, Katie, Samantha, Abigail, and James, and Ariella and Keinan; parents, Lloyd Paschke and Yvonne Paschke, both of Sturgeon Bay; siblings, her friend and partner in pool and life, Bill of the Town of Sturgeon Bay; siblings, Danny (Cindy) of Kewaunee, Bruce Paschke of Sturgeon Bay, Anthony Paschke of Waupun, Theresa Nester of Sturgeon Bay, and Connie Fish of Carlsville; Bill’s children, Linda Roop [and their children, Brianna, Hunter, and Miranda] of Sturgeon Bay, Travis (Mindie) Overbeck [and their children, Mitchell, Faith, and Brodie] of Brussels, and Guy (Jennifer) [and their son, Vincent] Overbeck of Sturgeon Bay; Bill’s stepchildren, Gina (Joe) Glennon [and their children, Kaitlyn and Connor] of Annapolis, MD and William J. (Emily) Kostka III [and their children, Nathan and Madison] of Annapolis, MD; Bill’s sisters, Margi Zipperer and Elizabeth “Little Bit” LeClair; other relatives; and dear friends.

     She was preceded in death by her brother, Edwin “Eddie” Paschke; Bill’s siblings, 1st Lt. Philip, killed in action in Vietnam and Michael, and Charles Overbeck, and Jennifer Baudhuin; and other relatives.

     June’s life was honored with a memorial service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with Pastor David Leistra officiating. June will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery in the Town of Sevastopol.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. A continued time of celebration and fellowship will follow after the service at Apple Valley Lanes/Chaser’s Sports Bar & Grill in Sturgeon Bay.

     “A special thanks goes to the staff of Unity Hospice for wonderful care you gave to June.”

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

Patricia "Patti" M. Dorner

Patricia “Patti” M. Dorner, 67, Luxemburg, died Wednesday evening, October 5, 2022, following a short battle with cancer.

 

She was born in Green Bay on November 28, 1954, to the late Lloyd E. and Evelyn C. (Vandenbush) Denis. 

 

 

On August 30, 2003, Patti married Samuel “Sam” J. Dorner at the West Side Moravian Church, Green Bay.

 

Patti was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, the Brewers, the color pink and playing the slot machines.  She loved to collect ballerina statues and Nativity Sets, genuinely enjoying the Christmas Season. 

 

She loved to cook and bake, sharing her delights with family and friends, especially her cheesy potato recipe.

 

  Patti participated in many tractor pulls within the area.  She was formerly employed with the Bank of Luxemburg, Augie’s, and the Rendezvous, also of the area.

 

Her faith was strong, she read the Bible daily.

 

Survivors include her two sons, Matthew Maronek, Nicholas Maronek; two stepsons, Tyler (Ashley) Dorner, Cody (Joua) Dorner; her husband, Sam Dorner; four sisters, two brothers and spouses; other relatives further survive.

 

Patti was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Evelyn Denis.

 

Friends may call between 11:00 am and 12:45 pm at the Shrine of The Good Shepherd Mausoleum, Green Bay, on Monday, October 10, 2022. Funeral service 1:00 pm with Rev. Carl Brewer officiating. 

 

Entombment to follow.

 

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

Randall Warren Halstead

Randall Warren Halstead, age 68, of Jacksonport, WI peacefully passed away at home on October 2, 2022 with family by his side. Randy was born on June 3, 1954 in Sturgeon Bay to F. Warren Halstead and Joyce (Birnschein) Halstead.  Randy graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1972. He was united in marriage to Marion Selvick on November 11, 1995 in New Orleans, Louisiana and enjoyed nearly 20 years of marriage prior to Marion’s death in 2015.

 

Randy is a fifth generation farmer, the farm has been in the family for 148 years.  Randy and Warren farmed together starting in 1977.  Randy loved working the land, planting and harvesting.  In 2015, Randy was honored as a century farm at the Wisconsin State Fair.  He hoped that he would see the farm reach its 150th year in 2024, and hopefully he will rest easy knowing that his children intend to see that hope fulfilled. 

 

Randy served on the Sevastopol Board of Education, County Board of Supervisors, Wisconsin Towns Association, Farm Services Agency, and was first Supervisor and then Town Chairman of the Town of Jacksonport. 

 

Randy will be dearly missed by his children Lacey (Nathan) Tomczuk of Bayside, Brock (Teresa) Halstead, of Albia, IA, step-children Stephanie (Rachel) Selvick of Lake Mills and Carl (Samantha) Selvick of Black River Falls; grandchildren Isaac, Jacob, Anna, Luke, Genevieve, Cecelia, Addison, Avery, Alexander, and step-grandchildren Oliver and Everett. 

 

Randy is further survived by siblings Kerry (Rick) Neuville of Sturgeon Bay and Cindy (Don) Viste of Sturgeon Bay; nieces Shanna (Mike) Sobieck of Oneida, Callie (Mark) Frey of Dodgeville, Nicole (Ryan) Komers of Hales Corners and Natasha (Adam) Baker of Waunakee; grand-nieces and nephews Noah, Claire, Cole, Jack, Elinor, Ry, Violet, Donovan, Luciana and Brooks as well as other close relatives.

 

Randy was greatly loved and will be truly missed by all, especially his grandchildren.  He loved to get them all riled up each time he saw them, gave them nicknames, and enjoyed Facetiming and texting with them.  In return, ten year old Luke issued him nicknames over the years, Grampy Halstead, Grandpoppy, Grandpa Randy and most recently Grandy.  They made him laugh and brought him so much joy.  He was so proud of all of them.

 

Randy was preceded in death by his wife Marion, parents Warren and Joyce Halstead and grandparents Frank and Lottie Halstead and Bruno and Augusta Birnschein.    

Special thanks from the family go to the wonderful staff at Unity Hospice for their unconditional compassion and care that they gave Randy. Simply Cremation of Green Bay is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

An open house to celebrate Randy’s life will be held on November 5, 2022, at the Jacksonport Town Hall from 3-5 p.m.
 

Earl George Stintzi

Earl George Stintzi, 93, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord and was reunited with his wife, Mary, early Thursday morning, September 29, 2022 at Anna's Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay.

     He was born June 5, 1929 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Royal Frederick Stintzi and Sarah Ann (Klein) Stintzi. Earl grew up attending Holy Angels Catholic Church and School in Milwaukee where he received the initial Sacraments. He graduated from Messmer High School in Milwaukee with the class of 1947. Earl married his high school sweetheart, Mary Rita Kuchler, on July 24, 1948 at her home parish of St. Elizabeth in Milwaukee.

     His career with Master Lock began the day after he finished high school, initially starting out as a plater’s helper and eventually working his way up to Executive Vice President of Manufacturing and President of Dexter Locks Manufacturing. Earl had a patent for a padlock body that was pick-resistant, but his greatest skill was as the chief negotiator, and was the only person to negotiate for the workers and as well the company. He was a veteran of management’s negotiating team. Earl was assigned to lead negotiations for the company. He schooled himself in the management techniques of newly emerging Japanese manufacturers, which was a respect for workers and a willingness to hear their ideas. And because those workers were represented by a union, Earl decided that making room for the union was critical. He wanted to create an atmosphere where the union was willing to work with the company to solve problems, rather than create problems. He determined to solve every problem to meet the satisfaction of both sides, making it a win-win. Earl retired from Master Lock in 1993.  He and Mary were world travelers enjoying trips to Ireland, England, Germany, Italy, Spain, China and Japan. They also visited family in Texas and Michigan often. Since 2004, Earl and Mary spent time regularly at their condo and moved to Door County fulltime in 2017, residing in Sturgeon Bay.

     He and Mary were blessed to share over 72 years of marriage together. She preceded him in death on February 27, 2020.

     Over the years, Earl was a parish member of St. Elizabeth in Milwaukee and Good Shepherd and St. Mary's in Menomonee Falls, and Holy Hill in Hubertus. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Menomonee Falls. Earl was an “underhanded athlete” who loved bowling (with multiple 300 games), playing Dart ball and softball. He looked forward to attending his children and grandchildren’s sporting events.

     Earl will be missed by his five children, Earlene (Arthur) Lutzke of Sturgeon Bay, Stephen (Debra) Stintzi of San Antonio, TX, John (Vicky) Stintzi of Fitchburg, James (Gail) Stintzi of Summerville, SC, and Joseph (Jocelyn) Stintzi of Adrian, MI; fourteen grandchildren, Annie (Jon) Larsen, Nick (Krista) Lutzke, Matt Stintzi, Andrea (Neil) Sodja, Peter (Jeannette) Stintzi, Ali (Drew) Nichols, Michael Stintzi, Ryan (Christa) Stintzi, Katie (Dave) Borud, Dave (Jen) Stintzi, Dan Stintzi, Cameron Stintzi, Gavin Stintzi, and Gabby Stintzi; sixteen great-grandchildren, Elliott, Oliver and Edy Larsen, Owen Lutzke, Ellis Stintzi, Nash Sodja, Conrad and Evie Stintzi, Margot Nichols, Marleigh, Clifford and Clyde Stintzi, Jackson and Henry Borud, and Noah and William Stintzi; and other relatives.

     He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two siblings, Robert (Marilyn) Stintzi and Mae (Clarence “Shorty”) Seif; siblings-in-law, Roland (Gloria) Kuchler, Benedict (Bertha) Kuchler, and Sr. M. Josine Kuchler S.S.N.D.; and other relatives.

    Earl's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 12:00 noon on Friday, October 7, 2022 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church 811 W. Juniper Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235 with Fr. Carl Schmitt as celebrant and Dcn. Mark Hibbs assisting. He will be laid to rest in the columbarium at St. Joseph Cemetery in the Town of Sevastopol, beside his wife, Mary.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

     Memorials may be given in Earl’s name to Holy Hill Basilica and National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians (1525 Carmel Rd. Hubertus, WI  53033) (www.holyhill.com/donations) or School Sisters of Notre Dame (13105 Watertown Plank Rd).

     “Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Anna’s Healthcare and Unity hospice for the wonderful, compassionate care given to our father.”

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

 

Jane F. McIntosh

Jane Frances McIntosh, 75, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on October 1, 2022, at Anna’s Healthcare in Sturgeon Bay after a nine-year courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease and dementia.  She was born May 8, 1947, in Minneapolis, MN, to Charles and Palma (Berkley) Kneeland.  On November 26, 1966, she married Dennis D. McIntosh in Minneapolis, MN.

 

Jane grew up in St. Paul and later graduated from Willow Brook High School in Villa Park, IL, where she met her husband.  She and Dennis moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1981. After raising their children, Jane worked for North Shore Bank and later for Bay Lake Bank’s Conference Center, where she made numerous friends and acquaintances.

In her retirement, Jane enjoyed going to the YMCA and volunteering at the humane society.  She especially loved the time she spent with her granddaughter Lauren. Jane was also an avid reader and spent a lot of time doing genealogy research on the Kneeland family’s history.

 

Survivors include her husband; one son Scott (Regina) McIntosh, Green Bay; one daughter Jennifer (Jonathan) Meacham, Sturgeon Bay; one granddaughter Lauren Meacham, Sturgeon Bay; two brothers, James (Georgia) Kneeland, De Pere; Michael (Constance) Kneeland, Inver Grove Heights, MN; in-laws, Kelly Cummings, Lyndon, IL, Timothy McIntosh, Glen Ellyn, IL, Charles (Sue) McIntosh, Lombard, IL; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law Wesley Cummings and sister-in-law Kathleen Kneeland.

 

A memorial service will be conducted at the Forbes Funeral Home at 11:00 am on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022. Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 6, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and on Friday morning from 10:00 am until the time of service. On-line condolences may be offered at forbesfuneralhome.com  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Door County Human Society.

 

Special thanks to the staff at Anna’s Health Care for the four years of incredible care and support.

 

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