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Gail C. Petersen

Gail (Dachelet) Petersen, 97, of Sturgeon Bay passed away peacefully on June 24, 2023. She was born on October 3, 1925 to Nelson and Esther (Leist) Dachelet in Manitowoc, WI. Gail was united in marriage to Arnold C. Petersen “Arnie” on September 29, 1945 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay.  Arnie and Gail were blessed with 49 years of marriage until his death in 1994.

Gail and Arnie cherished their family, friends, and deep love for Sturgeon Bay and the maritime community. Other than 5 years they spent in Cairo, IL they spent their entire life together in Sturgeon Bay where they built their first and current home in 1954.  They leave a business legacy tied to Door County. Arnie was president of a partnership that brought Marine Travelift back to Sturgeon Bay in 1969 where Arnie stayed until he retired in 1985.

Gail enjoyed people and loved to stay engaged in world events. She had a passion for politics and a love of our country. She got her first job at age 16 working at Woolworth’s candy counter and soda fountain where she earned $.25/hr. Gail often recounted her childhood memories and home near the Nautical Inn, a one-bedroom apartment that her mother rented for $10/month. She shared many stories about life in Sturgeon Bay throughout the years including during World War II, working at the Nightingale Supper Club, Prange’s, Miller’s Clothing, and the first time she saw her future husband Arnie who caught her eye as he was getting his shoes shined and reading a newspaper.  

During Gail’s lifetime, she was actively involved in her church and community organizations including the Door County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, volunteering as a Candy Striper and at the Blood Bank. Gail graduated from SBHS in 1944 and later served on the Sturgeon Bay School Board from 1978-1984.  She enjoyed social activities with the Sturgeon Bay Women’s Golf Association, Couples golf, Golfing-Bowlers, Bridge Club, Gin Rummy Club, and the Door County Republican Party.

Gail spent 14 winters in AZ and enjoyed many new friendships along with special trips with her daughter, Suzanne. She attributed her health and longevity to her special time at the Islander RV Resort in Lake Havasu City, AZ. 

She was often seen with her longtime friends, Pearl Beane, Lois Michelson, Jane Holen, Margie Larsen, and Priscilla Brockett, as they met for coffee on Sundays after church. The were coined as “The Sturgeon Bay Golden Girls.”

Gail loved to drive her white 2006 Ford Minivan affectionately named, “White Lightning” by her family because of her heavy foot and ability to use her white hair to turn a speeding ticket into a warning.

Gail’s grandchildren and great grandchildren had many family traditions for their visits to Grandma’s house which always included Birmingham’s Bar and Restaurant for the famous perch fish fry, The Farm, Roast Chicken at The Mill, The Lodge, and most recently Monday night, Surf and Turf at The Nightingale. Grandma Gail spent many hours with the kids playing Rummy, shooting pool, mini golf and baking their favorite sweet treats with and for the Grandchildren. She continued her love of reading, doing brain games, and knitting dish cloths to give away to others.

In her final months, Gail eagerly reflected on going to heaven and reuniting with her husband, daughters, mother, and meeting her dad that passed away when she was 3 years old.

Gail’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Pine Crest Village, Unity Hospice, St. Peter’s Church, and friends for their love, care and compassion. Thank you to Pat Kring for being a special friend that always made her white hair look gorgeous.

Gail is survived by her two grandchildren, Kirk (Marcia) Hanratty, Elm Grove, WI; Kim (Dennis) Doyle, Chenequa, WI; four great-grandchildren, Kyle (Catherine) Hanratty, Jacksonville, FL; Max Hanratty (Helen Chang) New York, NY; Taylor (Dr. Taylor Loeffler) Doyle, Elm Grove, WI; Matthew Doyle (Alyssa Oldenburg) Chenequa, WI; niece Joan (Lenny) Shefchik, Green Bay, WI; nephews, Phil (Linda) Baye, De Pere, WI; Paul Baye (Suzanne Beers) Colorado Springs, CO; son-in-law John Strong, Sturgeon Bay, WI.  

Preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughters Suzanne Strong and Kaye Petersen; and son-in-law Thomas P. Hanratty. 

Visitation will begin at 10:00am on Friday, July 7 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 108 W Maple St, Sturgeon Bay. Memorial services to follow at 11:00 am. The burial will be in Bayside Cemetery. Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Memorials may be directed to St. Peters Lutheran Church & School Building Fund (108 W. Maple St. Sturgeon Bay) or contact Maas Floral (920-743-6518) for family requests.

Michelle Lynn Stolz

Michelle Lynn Stolz, 54, Algoma, passed away on Thursday, June 22, 2023, at ThedaCare  in Appleton. She was born on June 15, 1969, to the late Harold and Ellen (Sevcik)  Vandermause. On March 22, 2003, she married John Stolz in Maplewood. Michelle was a  great cook and loved doing it. She enjoyed gardening and watching birds while she was  outdoors and looking out her window. She was an avid Packer fan, lived for Packer season.  But above all, she was a momma bear who loved her children fiercely. 

Michelle is survived by her husband, John Stolz; her children, Madeline Stolz, and Gabe  Stolz; brothers, Tom Vandermause and Dan (Merikay) Vandermause; sisters, Pat  MacDonald, Bonnie (Owen) Lemerond, Joan (Mike) Manduca, and Terri (Randy) Lee;  special niece, Megan (Chad) Walter, as well as by many other nieces nephews, great 

nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Ellen Vandermause; sister Jean  Vandermause; brother-in-law, Bill MacDonald; and by “The Bestest Boy Ever”, her beloved dog Ratchet. 

Visitation will take place at St. Peter Catholic Church – Lincoln, on Saturday, July 1, 2023, from 9:00 -11:00 am.  Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am with Fr. Bill Hoffman officiating. A private burial will take place at  a later date in the St. Peter Cemetery. Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services - Casco is assisting the family. Online  condolence messages may be shared at In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established  for the family.


Daniel Patrick Beauchamp

Daniel Patrick Beauchamp, 68, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on Thursday, June 8, 2023.

     He was born August 2, 1954 in Escanaba, MI, the son of Ronald and Rose (DeBacker) Beauchamp. Dan grew up in Rock, MI and was a 1972 graduate of Rock High School.

     For many years, Dan worked for Bay Shipbuilding Co. in Sturgeon Bay. He ended his career as a self-employed handyman, often assisting friends and neighbors without asking for anything in return.

     Dan loved his four children very much and was actively involved in their lives, especially with their involvement in youth sports. Over the years, he coached his children’s soccer, basketball, softball, and football teams. In recent years, Dan loved spending time with his grandchildren and cheering them on from the sidelines as they played soccer and basketball.

     For nearly 50 years, he was an active member of St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay. In addition to attending weekly mass at St. Joe’s, Dan served as an usher and volunteered his time and handyman skills to resolve maintenance issues at the church. He was a Member at Handyman Club of America. Dan graciously volunteered his time with a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Door County Habitat for Humanity, the Knights of Columbus Msgr. Alfonse Broens Council 2478, Meals on Wheels, and Paul’s Pantry. He was a lifelong Green Bay Packers fan and always looked forward to game day.

     Dan will be missed by his children, Jamie (Jennifer) Beauchamp, Shauna (Matthew) Swanson, Nicholas (Rachel) Beauchamp, and Lisa (Joel) Fields; grandchildren, Hannah Beauchamp-Pope, Jewel Fields, Nathan Beauchamp, Connor Beauchamp, Brynn Beauchamp, Caitlin Beauchamp, Aubrey Beauchamp, and Xavier Swanson; one great-grandchild, Cairo Fields; siblings, Barbara Nummilien, Jean (Jim) Beauchamp, Thomas (Susan) Beauchamp, Donna (Dennis) Koontz, Rebecca Smith, Timothy (Carol) Beauchamp, and Brenda (John) Wery; sister-in-law, Sandra Beauchamp; and numerous nieces and nephews.

     He will join his parents, Ronald and Rose Beauchamp; brothers, David and Doug Beauchamp; and brother-in-law, Brand Nummilien, in eternal life.

     Dan's life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Father Robert Stegmann as celebrant. A lunch will follow the Mass, in the (lower-level) social hall of church.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a parish wake service to conclude the evening at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.

     In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations to honor Dan's legacy by establishing the Daniel P. Beauchamp Scholarship Fund, which will assist students attending trade schools in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. To donate go to

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     Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Dan may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

Janice L. Petersilka

Janice L. Petersilka, 93, formerly of the Town of Sevastopol, was called Home, early Wednesday morning, June 21, 2023 at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Center Skilled Nursing Center in Sturgeon Bay.

     She was born on April 19, 1930 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of John and Lillian (Stephenson) Walker. Janice graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1948.

     On July 9, 1949, Janice married Donald Milton Petersilka, Sr. at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute where they remained members.

     Janice was a beautician in Sturgeon Bay and worked for C&S Manufacturing prior to Donald and Janice purchasing The Mill Supper Club in 1976, and continued to enjoy seeing friends they made.

     They were blessed with over 67 years of marriage. Donald passed away December 24, 2016.

     Janice had a passion for gardening and loved to spend time in her vegetable and beautiful flower gardens. She also loved to bake and always made Angel Food cake for every birthday, along with many cookies to be shared with her children and their coworkers.

     Janice’s love will live on in the hearts of her three children, Don Jr. (Shelly) Petersilka (and their children, Allison (Kevin) Lauder [and their sons, Max, Reece, and Griffin], Donald III, and Anna (Kevin) Medzis; Jeff Petersilka (and his children, Brandon, Nicole (Ryan) Zelinski [and their children, Lolah and Wyatt]); Lynn (Ron) Hedsand (and their daughters, Ashley (Markus) Tassoul [and their children, Briggs and Ashlynn], and Amber (Brent) Ryland); sisters-in-law, Dorothy Walker and Sharon Petersilka; and many dear nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son, David John; sisters, Fay Dolphin, Fern Anderson, Pansy Deutsch, Winnifred Potier, Ella Schartner; brothers, Chuck Walker, Wayne Walker, and Emery Walker, brother-in-law, Ronald Petersilka; and sisters-in-law, Helen (John) Collins, and Lois (Robert) Hunt.

     Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 26, 2023 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday with Fr. Robert Stegmann as celebrant.

     Janice will be laid to rest in S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Institute, beside her husband, Donald..

     The family would like to thank the staff at the Skilled Nursing Facility for the wonderful care provided for Janice.

     Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Janice may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

William J. Renier

William “Bill” J. Renier, 62, of Luxemburg, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 16, 2023.  He was born in Green Bay to the late Elmer J. and Marie F. (Vandervest) Renier on August 10, 1960.  He was a 1978 graduate of Luxemburg-Casco High School.  On May 19, 1990, he married Rebecca M. Williquette at Our Lady of Good Help Chapel in Robinsonville.  She preceded him in death May 4, 2021. Together they owned and operated Still Willies Bar in Thiry Daems.  He was currently employed with Machine Service of Green Bay. Bill lived his life to the fullest and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. To know him was to love him!

Survivors include his children, Angie (Phil) Koebe, Beau (Jenni) Renier, Haley Renier; six grandchildren, Jaxon, Delilah, Waylon, Jude, Vanessa and Walt; five siblings, Julie Deprey, Cathy (Larry) Dart, Patty (Rob) Jacques, John (Julie) Renier, Dan (Renae) Renier; one sister in law, Diane (Lyle) LaLuzerne; his special friend, Sara; many nieces and nephews further survive.

Bill was preceded in death by, his wife; his parents; one brother in law, Dave Deprey; one sister in law, Chris Renier; his father in law and mother in law, Bob and Donna Williquette.

Friends may call between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Saturday, June 24, 2023, at St. Joseph Church, Champion.  Funeral 11:00 am on Saturday at the church with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.  Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum.

McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Renier Family.

Mark Patrick Johnson

Mark Patrick Johnson, 66, of Algoma, formerly from Green Bay, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at Door County Medical Center.

     He was born November 14, 1956 in Green Bay, son of the late Patrick and Muriel (Lemerond) Johnson. Mark attended Syble Hopp School and Ashwaubenon High School. He was employed at Aspiro in Green Bay.

     Mark enjoyed card games, jokes, meeting new people, and Burger King hamburger, fries and soda.

     Mark will be missed by his siblings, Sharon Murrock, Tim Johnson, and Steve Johnson. Nieces and nephews include Eric Murrock, Brian Murrock, Rachel (Justin) Kirwen, (and their children, Dylan and Logan), Davis and Brianna Johnson.

     He was preceded in death by his parents.

     A private family celebration of Mark’s life will be held at Huehns Funeral Home on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Internment will be held at Allouez Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

     Memorials may be directed in Mark’s memory to the Sunshine Resources of Door County (55 W Yew St, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235.)

     “Thank you to Door County Medical Center, Unity Hospice, Compass Development in Green Bay, and Waterfall Health Care in Algoma for the professional and compassionate care shown to Mark.”

     Family and friends are invited to share expressions of sympathy or memories of Mark with his family at

Dr. Allan F. Schneider

Dr. Allan F. Schneider, 97, of Mt. Pleasant, WI, and Sister Bay, WI, passed away peacefully at St. Monica’s Senior Living on June 9th, 2023 after a long, well-lived life with his wife and children by his side.


Allan was born in Chicago to Emory and Esther (Westgard) Schneider and was raised in Oak Park, IL.  He graduated from Oak Park-River Forest High School and began his higher education journey at his beloved Beloit College where he pledged Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and eventually declared a major in Geology.


In 1947, some friends set him up on a blind date with a “cute freshman girl” from Milwaukee named Betty Lou Dorn, who, on August 26, 1950, became his wife, and were married for 72 years.


Allan graduated from Beloit College in 1948 with his B.S. in Geology, went on to obtain his Master’s of Science in Geology Degree from Penn State University in 1951, and finally earned his PhD in Geology from the University of Minnesota in 1957.  Allan was a geologist, professor, scientist, conservationist, and author. He accepted teaching positions at Penn State, the University of Minnesota, Washington State University, and Indiana University and finished his career as a Professor of Geology Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin Parkside.  Dr. Schneider took research positions with the U.S. Geological Survey, the Minnesota Geological Survey, the Indiana Geological Survey, and the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. 


Allan had a special place in his heart for Door County and its land.  His ancestry was rooted there as his maternal great-grandparents, Peter and Anna Johnson, immigrated from Denmark shortly after the Civil War and settled in Ephraim, WI.  Allan’s mother went to live with them and attended the one-room schoolhouse and the Moravian Church.  He conducted numerous courses, workshops, and field trips for the Kenosha Public Museum, Neville Public Museum, The Ridges Sanctuary, several Wisconsin state parks, Ice Age Trail, Bjorklund (Lawrence University), and The Clearing.


Allan and Betty were dual members of both the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Racine, WI., and Bethany Lutheran Church in Ephraim, WI.


Allan was incredibly social and could speak about his interests for hours.  He loved his work and referred to every person he met as a “friend.”  He was passionate about protecting the land and worked tirelessly to teach others about the beauty and significance of the earth.


Allan is survived by his beautiful wife Betty Louise (Dorn) Schneider, three children, David Schneider, Doris (Paul) Rossmann, and James (Michelle) Schneider, five grandchildren, Adam Rossmann, Geoffrey (Amy) Rossmann, Alissa (Jessup) Fredrick, Haley Rossmann, and Kelli Schneider, and two great-grandchildren, Scarlett Manning, and Cassidy Rossmann.  He was preceded in death by his father, mother, and brother Bruce Schneider. 


Family and friends are invited to meet at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, 4600 County Line Road, Mt. Pleasant, WI 53403 on Saturday, June 24th, for a memorial service celebrating Allan’s life, with visitation from 10:00 am until the service at 11:00 am. 


The family plans a graveside service later this fall at the Moravian Cemetery in Ephraim, WI.


Memorial suggestions:

Bethany Lutheran Church
P.O. Box 707  Ephraim, WI 54211

The Ridges Sanctuary and Nature Center
8166 WIS-57
Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

Door County Land Trust
217 N. Fourth Ave.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235


Peggy L. Nelson

Peggy L. Nelson, 73 years of Sturgeon Bay passed away Friday, June 9, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay.


She was born October 12, 1949, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Anthony Wendoline and Shirley (DeFaut) Kerscher. Peggy graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1967 before attending U.W. Stevens Point. On January 8, 1982, she married George “Mark” Nelson in Sturgeon Bay at the home of Mark’s sister, Jonlee Peterson.


Peggy was a private person, beautiful inside and out. She enjoyed working many years at Doerr Electric, and in purchasing at Hatco, then together with Mark in the office at Nelson Team Ford. Her favorite position came later in her work career as she was the county substitute librarian for 14 years until she retired.


The comment many people are making is “Peggy was so nice.” She was a member of Hope United Church of Christ. Peggy was a great athlete. She enjoyed bowling and playing softball when younger, then golfing and tennis with Mark later in life. Nature was her cathedral and spotting animals especially bald eagles made her spirit soar. Peggy was a food connoisseur and made everything from scratch.


Survivors include her husband, Mark; two children, Jesse (Samantha) Nelson of Pittsburgh, PA, Jayme Nelson (Jordan Sandvig) of Saint Paul, MN; her twin sister, Penny Rouse of Coleman; and brother, David (Sandy) Kerscher of Sturgeon Bay; in-laws, Jonlee Peterson of Sturgeon Bay and Florida, Leslee (Craig Werner) Nelson of Madison (their daughters Riah Wakenda Werner and Kaylee Yasmin Werner).


She was preceded in death by her parents; Gary Robert Peterson, who married Peggy in 1971; and brother-in-law, Daryl Rouse.


Friends may call at Hope United Church of Christ in Sturgeon Bay on Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with the Memorial Service beginning at 1:15 p.m. Burial will follow at Bayside Cemetery. A reception will be held Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 3:30 p.m. at Door County Fire Company.


In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in her memory for DOOR CANcer, INC.


Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC are assisting the Nelson family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Peggy may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Mary Ann Magle

Mary Ann Magle, 85, Algoma, passed away on Monday, June 12, 2023. She was born on April 5, 1938, to the late Lloyd Raymond and Lucille (Nels) Nelson. On November 26, 2004, she married Dennis Magle. He preceded her in death in 2019. Mary Ann enjoyed living life - she played bingo, liked music, and polka dancing. She was an avid Packer fan, was a member of the Disables American Veteran Auxiliary Chapter 3, enjoyed knitting and doing hand craft work. She worked with the elderly as a caregiver - helping them by taking them shopping, cleaning and doing laundry for them.

Mary Ann is survived by her children: Marilyn (Robert) d'Entremont, Carol Kinnard, Susan Cisneros, Robert (Cathy) Haskell: grandchildren: Amy (Scott) Anderson, John (Becky Cooley) Bronson, Jr, Tammy (Jeff) Wolfe, Michelle Haskell, Roger Haskell, Rachel (Glen Benversie) Ullmann, Jahiro (Kivo) LeFevre, Rebecca Roka Ksherty; 8 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters - Barbara Obernberger, Gerald (Anna) Nelson, Margaret (Gary) Brungraber, Leland (Agnes) Nelson; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Dennis Magle, father Lloyd Raymond, Mother, Lucille Nelson and stepfather, Nels Nelson, son, Wayne Haskell, great grandson, Damien Shemankowski, and brother-in-law, Dan Obernberger.

Visitation will take place at Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services - Algoma from 10:00-11:00 am on Monday, June 19, 2023. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am with Pastor John Moll officiating. Burial to follow at Evergreen Cemetery. Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services - Kewaunee is assisting the family. Online condolence messages may be shared at

A special thank you to Unity Hospice. the staff at Abridge Care Cottage, and Katie Lukes, APNP for all of their care of Mary Ann.

Barbara Marie Shine

Barbara Marie Shine, 89, of Baileys Harbor, WI, and recently of Crystal Lake, IL, passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at JourneyCare Hospice CareCenter in Barrington, IL.

     Her parents emigrated from Sweden, passing through Ellis Island, before putting down roots in Evanston, IL where Barbara was born on July 1, 1933. Barbara’s father, Nels, was a fisherman in Lapland Sweden, which bordered Finland on Kalix River. After visiting Door County, WI, Nels knew their family would finally settle there so he could, once again, become a commercial fisherman. Their family lived in the famous Heidelberg House in the Town of Jacksonport, WI.

     Barbara’s husband, Robert William Shine, is the fourth-generation Shine family from Door County, WI. They met at Gibraltar High School in Fish Creek, WI, and recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on May 9, 2023. In 1963, they moved to Palatine, IL where Bob was offered a job as a linotype operator. Barbara loved to sew and was a wonderfully talented career seamstress. She owned her own business and worked for Nordstrom as a tailor. Retirement brought them back to Door County, where they built their dream home on Ekman property next to Barbara’s sister, Malin (Trudy) Ekman. In retirement, Barbara continued to work as a seamstress for a local store, making custom patterns and clothing.

     She enjoyed golf and cross-country ski racing. Barbara competed in the 18-mile Kortelopet race in Hayward, WI - a global, 10,000-person race. She was a huge Green Bay Packers fan. She never missed a game and donned her lucky Packers’ socks, only washing them when her beloved team lost.

     Barbara was the beloved wife of Robert Shine for 70 years; loving mother of Carrie (the late Herman) Bueno; and Bill Shine; adoring grandmother of Aimee Bueno; and other relatives.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marlene Ekman; and other relatives.      

     Visitation for family and friends will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Hwy., Palatine, IL 60067.

     Visitation will continue after 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 9, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 7973 State Hwy. 57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gary Scharrig officiating. Barbara will be laid to rest in the Baileys Harbor Town Cemetery in Door County, WI. 

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church (7973 State Highway 57, Baileys Harbor, WI 54202) or the Wisconsin Humane Society - Door County Campus (3475 Park Drive, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235).

     Casperson Funeral Home in Sister Bay is assisting the Shine family with Wisconsin Service arrangements. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Barbara may be shared with her family through her tribute pages at or

Trevor A. Hallet

August 28, 2003 – June 6, 2023

Trevor A. Hallet, 19, Kewaunee, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Loving son of Patrick Hallet and Amity Vandenheuvel. He was born on August 28, 2003. A graduate of Preble High School, he was employed by Kewaunee Fitness on the janitorial staff and Hollyhock house as a groundskeeper. Trevor had the kindest soul. He had a goofy personality and took pride in bringing people happiness. Trevor loved his family deeply. He had a passion for learning foreign languages, all things history, Tuesday Bowling League, drawing and sketching, riding his bike, singing and dancing (especially Dixieland Delight), playing video games, Legos, and animals, (particularly his cat). He was looking forward to traveling Europe with his grandmother to learn about other cultures. To know Trevor was to love him. He will be deeply missed.

Trevor is survived by his father, Patrick Hallet; mother, Amity Vandenhuevel; step-mother, Luba Hallet; brothers and sisters, Chloe Hallet, Travis Hallet, Natalie Hallet, and Traysin Hallet; paternal grandmother, Tammy Hallet; maternal grandmother, Rhonda DeMoulin; step grandmother, Pam Beck; step grandfather, Randy Beck; step grandfather, Francis Johnson; aunts and uncles, Cameron Beck, Donnie Beck; Ashley (Ricky) Guerrero; Danielle (Joe) Opolka; Tawny Perrault; Logan Perrault, Ted Hallet; best friend, Jake Ihlenfeldt; as well as many cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather Charly Beare.

A private service for immediate family will be held at a later date.

Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services - Kewaunee is assisting the family. Online condolence messages may be shared at

 Jane Marie (Fish) Kasten

 Jane Marie Kasten, 65, of the Town of Jacksonport, fell asleep in the loving arms of her family and awoke in the arms of the Lord, late Saturday night, June 3, 2023 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay.

     She was born January 26, 1958 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Floyd Joseph Fish and Ethel Elizabeth (Waters) Fish. Jane grew up attending St. Joseph Parish and Parochial School in Sturgeon Bay where she received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Communion, and was confirmed. She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the class of 1977.

     Jane was united in marriage to Dale Frederick Kasten on June 21, 1997, outside the home of Dale's sister and brother-in-law, Vickie and Bob Krueger, in Forestville.

     She had a heart of gold and devoted her life to caring for others. Jane was initially employed as a caregiver at the Dorchester Nursing Home (now Sturgeon Bay Health Services) in the 1990s. She went to work in housekeeping for Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay before continuing in caregiving at Whispering Heights (now Cherry Cove Assisted Living), both in Sturgeon Bay. Jane most recently cared for residents at Pine Crest Village Assisted Living Sturgeon Bay. Even after she was done caregiving, she continued making home visits.

     Jane's faith provided a foundation throughout her life - growing at St. Joseph, then attending Family Worship Center in Sturgeon Bay, and presently Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church where her husband, Dale had also been a member. She loved taking pictures; she was always behind the camera. Jane's family meant the world to her, and she had a great love for her friends as well. She greeted you with a burst of energy, quickly followed with a question about how you and your family were doing. That was Jane. She genuinely cared.

     Jane's love will love on in the hearts of her family whom she will be deeply missed by: her husband, Dale, with whom she was blessed to share nearly 26 years of marriage with; daughter, Kelly (John) Marquardt of Sturgeon Bay; stepdaughter, April Kasten of La Crosse; grandchildren, Sean (Kimberly) Marquardt, Austin Marquardt, Nickolas Marquardt, and Christian Marquardt; great-grandchildren, Calvin and Sophia Marquardt; siblings, Debbie (Terry) Blasier, Sandra Fish, both of Sturgeon Bay, Jean (Sonny) Malvitz of the Town of Nasewaupee, Carol Fish of Sturgeon Bay, Jim (Brenda Jeanquart) Fish of the Town of Sevastopol, and Susie (Tom) Soukup of the Town of Nasewaupee, and Teresa (Brad) La Pant of Carlsville; siblings-in-law, Larry Kasten of the Town of Sevastopol, Karen Kasten of Sturgeon Bay, Vickie (Bob) Krueger of Palm City, FL, Jeanne Kasten of Manitowoc, Wayne (Tammy) Kasten of Egg Harbor, and Kevin (Kim) Kasten of Sturgeon Bay; many nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; other relatives; and many dear friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Chris "Finch" Longley; and friends.

     Jane's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church with Rev. Dr. Matthew R. Knapp, Sr. officiating. She will be laid to rest in Bayside Cemetery in the Town of Sevastopol, beside her son, Finch.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, June 9, 2023 at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay with a time to share stories and memories at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m.

     Memorials may be given in Jane's name for DOOR CANcer, Inc. (P.O. Box 423, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235).

     "Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to all of the doctors who cared for Jane, especially Dr. Richard Hogan whom she especially appreciated; and also to all of her (our) friends for all of your prayers and support."

     Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Jane may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Florence M. Vanderhoof

Florence Minnie Vanderhoof, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away at her home on June 2, 2023. She was born in Sturgeon Bay on September 27, 1928, to Emil Meyer and Minnie (Magle) Meyer.

     On February 8, 1944, she was united in marriage to Thomas Robert Vanderhoof, Sr, in Tampa Bay, Florida. Together, they built a life on their farm in Institute, raising seven sons. Florence loved tending to her flower beds. She was a caregiver in every sense of the word, as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. As a mom to seven sons, she was strong, patient, and forgiving.

     She was a great cook and baker. Her family enjoyed indulging in her treats. Even when she could no longer bake, she ensured she had treats in the house in case she had company.

     Besides feeding seven growing young men, Florence worked in the kitchen at Sevastopol School for 20 years, feeding generations of young people. She was proud to be part of a staff that cooked from scratch using coveted, secret recipes.

     Later in life, Florence enjoyed reading, watching westerns, and sitting around her kitchen table catching up with her family members. She was proud of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and loved to hear updates on their lives.

     Her life was defined by her strength. The strength it takes to care for others, the strength it takes to referee seven boys into adulthood, the strength it takes to bury a son, the strength it takes to beat a cancer diagnosis and tuberculosis, the strength it takes to live to 94 and experience great change, loss, and hope.

     Florence was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; husband, Thomas Vanderhoof, Sr.; son, John Vanderhoof; and great-grandchildren, Elijah and Hunter.

     She is survived by her children, Thomas (Vickey) Vanderhoof, Jr. of Sturgeon Bay, daughter-in-law, Laurie Vanderhoof of Sturgeon Bay, Robert (Gina) Vanderhoof of Stevens Point, Joseph Vanderhoof of Sturgeon Bay, Charles (Karen) Vanderhoof of Luxemburg, David (Marianne) Vanderhoof of Satsuma, Florida, and Peter (Julie) Vanderhoof of Sturgeon Bay; her grandchildren and their families, Thomas Vanderhoof III, Scott Vanderhoof, Sarah (Jake) Duginski [Lamyra, Cloe, Joseph, Loretta], Mindi (Josh Toivonen) Vanderhoof [Jackson, Emersyn], Samantha (Ernest) Beutel, Heather (fiancé Eric Erickson) Vanderhoof [Lakota], Rachel Vanderhoof [Demarcus, Jahzara, Blaze, Garot], Peter Vanderhoof, Jr., Edward (Megan) Vanderhoof, David (Kelly) Vanderhoof, Jr. [Zelda], and Johnny Vanderhoof; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, 2023 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating. Burial will follow at Bayside Cemetery.

     Friends may call at the church Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11:30 a.m.

     The family would like to thank Unity Hospice for the care and counsel they provided Florence. In lieu of memorials, consider donations to Unity Hospice.

     Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the Vanderhoof family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Florence may be shared with her family through her tribute page at


 Patrick W. Lake


Patrick W. Lake, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Monday morning June 5, 2023 at Bayview Senior Care in Sturgeon Bay.

     He was born November 3, 1930 in Appleton, the son of the late Eugene and Ada (Adkins) Lake. Patrick graduated from Rib Lake High School before entering service to his country in the United States Air Force. He honorably served his country for 20 years retiring with the rank of Staff Sgt. On October 11, 1952, he married Marietta L. DeFere at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Institute. They were blessed with five children. Marietta died suddenly following a medical procedure at the young age of 31 years.

     Following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force, Pat went to work for Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay and retired after 20 years of employment.

     Pat loved horses, racing trotters in his younger days, and working on the Tong Farm.

     He was an active member of Harness Racing Association, Local 449 Boilmakers, VFW Post 3088 and the Weber-Tess Amvets Post 51.

     Survivors include his five children, Mark (Nancy) Lake of Sturgeon Bay, Greg (Debbie) Lake of Green Bay, Michele “Shelly” (Bill) Cowans of Green Bay, Vicky (Pat) Rankin of Sturgeon Bay, and Dan (Melissa) Lake of Suamico; grandchildren, Torry (Laura) Lake, Travis (Sarah) Lake, Sara Lake, Rebecca “Becca” (Jay) Gmeindl, Amanda (Brad) Kotarek, Rob (Kelly) Rankin, Kristina (Mike) Blackley, Brent (Katie) Rankin, Hali Lake, and Eliam Lake; step-grandchildren, Laurie (John) Haberli, William “Bill”, Jr. (Cheryl) Sampone, Julie (Wade) Jonas, Ann (John) Hamilton, and Corey Sampone; great-grandchildren, Alexandria and Patrick, Charlotte and Ruby, Elise, Evan and Emmett, Everett and Grace, Jaxon and Cassie, Bailey, Faith and Colton, and Liam and Lily; step-great-grandchildren, Marcellus and Mateo, Katie (her son, Andrew), Molly, Brooke (Reece), Ashley (her son, Dominik), Hunter, Devan (Luke), and Dylan; and special friend, Patti Jo Dwyer-Woods.

     Preceding him in death was his parents, Eugene and Ada Lake; wife, Marietta; great-grandson, Caleb; stepsons, Bill (Margaret) Sampone and Carl Sampone.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Robert Stegmann officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the church cemetery.

     Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 12, 2023 at Huehns Funeral Home and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00 a.m.

     Memorials may be directed in Pat’s memory to DOORCANcer, Inc.

     “We will miss our dad’s enduring smile, sense of humor, one liners and his determination to live the life he was dealt with a positive attitude and love for his family. Thank you to the wonderful care givers at Anna’s (now Bayview Senior Care) and to Unity Hospice for taking care of our dad.”

     Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Patrick may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

Francis J. Bair

Francis Joseph Bair, 93, Algoma, passed away on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit. Francis was born on December 19, 1929, to the late Frank and Marie (Longley) Bair. He married Jean Kostichka on July 3, 1954, at St. Mary’s in Algoma. Francis served in the U.S. Army and then worked at US Plywood / Algoma Hardwoods until retirement. He was an avid coin collector, and enjoyed fishing, especially ice fishing,

Francis is survived by his children, Julie Nell, Lynn Vlies, Mike (Sue) Bair, Lisa Wade; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim Bair, and Dennis Bair; and sister, Sharon Sariego. He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Bair; son, Patrick Bair; great-grandson, Deacon Nell; sons-in-law, Mark Nell, Robert Vlies, and Kevin Wade; parents; brothers and sisters, George, Kenneth, Tom, Joan, and Joyce.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 11:00 am-12:00 pm at Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services – Algoma, Memorial service will be held at 12:00 pm with Fr. Andrew Kurz officiating. Entombment will take place at a later date at the Shrine of the Good Shepherd – Green Bay. Online condolence messages may be shared at

A special thank you to all the staff at Algoma Long Term Care Unit for the care given to Francis over the years.

Karen Pinchart

Karen Pinchart, 78, of Casco, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, in  

Pound, WI. She was born on May 14, 1945, to the late Bernard and Ethel  

(Dejardin) Pinchart. Karen was always full of life, always happy, laughing, and  

smiling. She loved to tease and joke around with everyone she knew. As a  

child she loved growing up on the farm and being around the animals. As she  

grew a little older but still in her early years, she enjoyed attending St. Peter  

Church – Lincoln with her family and then after church visiting at Ben and  

Dorothy Koenig’s Tavern. She enjoyed the yearly Lincoln Kermiss, playing  

pool, and socializing with all the neighbors and friends. 

Karen is survived by her Aunt Myrtle Ripley of Green Bay; her nephews, Brian (Marie) Pinchart of Casco,  and Brad (Kelly) Pinchart of Windsor; as well as by great-nephews and -nieces, cousins, and friends. She  was preceded in death by her parents Bernard and Ethel Pinchart; and brother Gary (Arletta) Pinchart. 

Visitation will be held at St. Peter Catholic Church – Lincoln, from 12:00-1:00 pm on Saturday, June 3, 2023.  Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1:00 pm with Fr. Edward Looney officiating. Burial will follow int he  church cemetery, Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services – Casco is assisting the family. Online condolence  messages may be shared at 

A Thank you to Pound Adult Family Home for the care provided to Karen and a special Thank You to Amanda. Thank you also to ProMedica Hospice for their care. And a thank you to Karen’s friends, Morgan, Barb, and  Leila.


June Y. Treml

June Y. Treml, 85, Luxemburg, passed away Thursday morning, June 1, 2023.  She was born in Green Bay on June 14, 1937, to the late Samuel A. and Gertrude J. (Fuchs) Eckstein, one of five daughters. On April 14, 1956, June and Anton J. Treml were united in marriage at St. Joseph Church, DePere. She worked along with her husband on their dairy farm.  Her enjoyments included gardening, cooking, canning, sewing, doing puzzles, dancing, and spending time with family.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Anton; their children, Joe (Sheila) Treml, Don (Joyce) Treml, Debby (Tom) Collard, Jean (Tim) Bartkowiak, Jerry (Lori) Treml, Patty (Kevin) Kabacinski; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one sister, Jan Thelen; one brother in law and two sisters in law, Bob (June) Treml, Peggy Theys.

June was preceded in death by one infant son, Johnny; and many other members of the Eckstein and Treml Families.

Friends may call at St. Mary Catholic Church, Luxemburg, 9:00 to 10:45 am, Wednesday, June 7, 2023.  Funeral 11:00 am, Wednesday, at the church with Rev. Daniel Schuster officiating.  Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg.

The McMAHON FUNERAL HOME, LUXEMBURG, is assisting the Treml Family.

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