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Obituaries Archives for 2023-07

Laurie Margaret (Sampone) Haberli

Laurie Margaret Haberli, 59 of the Town of Jacksonport, passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, July 25, 2023, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay with her family at her side.

     She was born October 16, 1963, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late William Wallace and Margaret Ellen (Husby) Sampone. Laurie graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1981.

     On May 8, 1982, she married John Carl Haberli at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Jacksonport. Laurie worked at several Door County restaurants beginning at the age of 13 until her double lung transplant in 2000. She and John worked their 14-acre garden for many years providing truckloads of tomatoes and other produce to local grocery stores and restaurants to which Laurie delivered herself.

     Her family was her joy.  She loved attending and watching her girls show their horses and her grandsons compete at trap shooting competitions.

     She will be missed by her husband of 41 years, John; children, Katie (fiancé, Aaron Renier) Jensen of Egg Harbor and Molly Haberli of Portland Oregon; grandchildren, Andrew, John and Isaiah; brother, William “Bill” (Cheryl) Sampone of New London; sister, Julie (Wade) Jonas of the Town of Jacksonport; many dear nieces and nephews and their families. Laurie will always be in our hearts, and she said, “I’ll be looking down on you all and will love you forever.”

     Laurie was preceded in death by her parents; and daughter, Amber Haberli (1996).

     Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday, July 28, 2023, at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay from 3:00 p.m. until the service at 6:45 p.m. with Gary Scharrig officiating.

     Laurie will be laid to rest in Zion Ev. Lutheran Cemetery in West Jacksonport next to her daughter, Amber, at a private graveside service.

     She would want all our you to hear her wish for all of you; “Life is short, be an organ donor.”      

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

Lawrence "Larry" J. Legois

Lawrence “Larry” J. Legois, 87, of New Franken, was welcomed into Heaven on Tuesday, July 11, 2023.

He was born to Henry “Ed” and Mary (Cravillion) Legois on September 25, 1935. He served his country in the United States Army in the mid to late ‘50’s.  Larry then married the love of his life Jelaine “Jay” Gauthier at St. Hubert Parish in Sugarbush on October 26, 1957. They were together, almost inseparable, for over 60 years. 

He is survived by their two sons Steve (Angie) Legois and Mike (Dawn) Legois; five grandchildren, Ryan (Crystal) DeBroux, Renee (Jeremy) Zimmermann, Kristin (Ryan) Kuharske, Michael (Amber) DeBroux and Casey Legois; ten great-grandchildren, Marshall, Blake, and Chase DeBroux; Cruz, Waverly, and Finn Zimmermann; Evelyn and Olivia Kuharske; August and Violet DeBroux; brother and sister-in-law Gary (Karen) Legois.

Larry is proceeded in death by the love of his life Jay, parents, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jule and Ella (Jauquet) Gauthier; brother, Henry “Junior” Legois; one great-granddaughter Annistin Zimmermann. 

He was a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather and great-grandfather and loyal friend. 

Big Lar lived life to the fullest. You couldn’t go anywhere without finding someone who knew and loved him.  He lived an active life in his younger years: farming, driving truck for Gauthier and Sons Construction, bowling, baseball and traveling with great friends across the U.S.  He stayed just as active in his later years, playing cards with friends, clearing brush in the woods, winning the grand prize from every ticket or scratch off he would buy, making booyah for friends and cooking with his “Jaybird” at home for the people he loved most.  He especially enjoyed running errands for his grandson Ryan’s business but mostly “shooting the breeze” at the shop. Gramps never missed a day calling Ryan to see what all the “crews” were up to. 

He received loving care from Steve and Angie, allowing both he and Jay to remain in their home, spending every moment together right where he wanted to be, next to his Jaybird. 

Larry had a huge presence in all our lives, and we are going to miss him every day. 

Friends may call between 9:00 and 10:45 am on Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at St. Kilian Church, New Franken.  Funeral 11:00 am with Rev. Carlo Villaluz officiating.  Burial in St. Kilian Cemetery, New Franken.  Full military honors following the funeral provided by the American Legion Ralph Kline Post 262 of Luxemburg.

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

Marilyn (Jacobs) Nell

Marilyn (Jacobs) Nell, born on June 17, 1939, at home in the Township of Ahnapee, to Henry Albert Jacobs and Vianas Lena (Schmiling) Jacobs, passed away, with her daughter by her side, on July 16, 2023. She fought a courageous six-year battle with a meningioma brain tumor. Growing up on a family farm, she learned the meaning of hard work, dedication to family, a love to learn and to share her faith with others.

     She attended Riverside grade school and graduated from Algoma High School in 1957. Marilyn was a graduate of the Door-Kewaunee Teacher College and earned additional degrees from UW Oshkosh and Doctor Martin Luther College (DMLC).

     Marilyn “Mick” married her high school sweetheart, Howard “Howie” Fred Nell on December 27, 1958 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Forestville. They had been married for almost 59 years when Howard passed away. They were members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Algoma. Faith, love, and kindness defined who Marilyn was as a person.

     Marilyn began her teaching career in 1960 with the Southern Door school district. 1963-1964 she filled in as an emergency teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran School. 1964-1965 she was a teacher and the Principal of the Rio Creek Grade School, before it consolidated with Algoma. 1966-1967 she served the  Luxemburg Public Schools. 1967-1976 she was a substitute teacher for Sothern Door, Kewaunee and the Algoma School districts. 1976 began her call with St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Algoma, as their first Kindergarten teacher. In 1995-1997 she added being the first Pre School teacher for 3 and 4 year olds, retiring in June of 1998. At St. Paul’s alone, she shared her love for Jesus with 282 kindergarteners and 52 preschoolers.  Several of her former students and relatives became teachers because of the influence of their favorite teacher. She shared her faith with us all until God welcomed her home.

     She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Ronald) Johnson; daughter-in-law, Carol Nell; grandchildren, Derek (Rayanne) Johnson, Sara (Joshua) Sperber, Stephanie Scherer-Johnson, Jacob and Jacqueline Nell; great grandchildren, Camden Johnson and Serenity; sisters, Dawn Kieckbusch and Kay Baker; brother-in-law, Harold Nell; sister-in-law, Margaret Nell; and many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Joyce Bathke.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Vianas (Schmiling) Jacobs; father and mother-in-law, William and Ella (Uecker) Nell; husband, Howard; son, Jeffrey; sister, June Baumann; and, brothers-in-law, Lynn Baumann, Russell Kieckbusch and Arliss Baker; sister and brothers-in-laws, Bernice (Bob) Delano, Wilbert, Carl (Jeannette), Orville (Delores), Orland (Evarista), Elroy (Deloris), and Rose Marie Nell.

     Family and friends may gather at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Algoma, after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2023 until the time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. John Moll and Rev. Joel McKenney officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

     In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Compassus Hospice, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, or St. Paul’s Lutheran School.

     The family wants to thank the staff of Compassus Hospice, Waterfall Health of Algoma, Sturgeon Bay Health Services, UW Madison Health, Select Specialty Health, Meriter, Prevea, Door County Medical, and Aurora hospitals, and Door County Medical Center Clinic.

     Schinderle Funeral Home in Algoma is assisting the Nell family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Marilyn may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Doris Mae Stoeger

Doris Mae Stoeger, 81, of Valmy, in the Town of Sevastopol, passed away at home in the loving arms of her family and her beloved puppies, Bella and Mally, early Sunday morning, July 16, 2023.


She was born June 10, 1942 in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Carl Bernard Anderson and Clara Veneta (Bertschinger) Anderson. Doris grew up attending Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church. She graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the class of 1960 and went on to study cosmetology in Green Bay.


Doris was united in marriage to Edward Ernest Stoeger (whom she first met during her junior year of high school-Ed went to Sevastopol) on August 25, 1962 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute. She joined the parish, and they remained lifelong members there.


Doris was employed as a beautician until she and Ed began their family. She was a dedicated wife to Ed and mother to their five children. Doris and Ed continued the family dairy farm (from Ed's family) on Clark Lake Road in the Town of Sevastopol, all while raising their family. They continued farming there with their son, Charles, until 1995 when they built their retirement home on Whitefish Bay Road in Valmy.


At SS Peter and Paul, Doris served with the Bayside Band. She also volunteered at SS Peter and Paul Parochial School. Together with Ed, Doris enjoyed deer hunting and snowmobiling, as well as a couples bowling league. She also bowled in a women's league at Apple Valley Lanes as part of the "Cherry Delights" team.


Doris and Ed were blessed with over 58 years of marriage. He preceded her in death on November 12, 2020.


Doris loved her family and cherished the time she spent with them, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren that she and Ed were blessed with over the years. Her love will live on in the hearts of her five children, Charles Stoeger of Valmy, Michelle (Matthew) Orthober of Egg Harbor, Laurie (Glenn) Hasenjager of Egg Harbor, Lynn (Robert) Heyduk of Manitowoc, and Mark (Lisa Hart) of Jacksonport; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey and Samantha Stoeger, Andrew (Karen) Orthober and Chelsea (Adam) Edgerly, Aaron (Maygen)  Hasenjager and Sara (Colin) McMahon, and Rebecca (Dalton) Jonas and Tyler Heyduk; seven great-grandchildren (and one on the way), Calvin Orthober, Evan Edgerly, Everly and Maddox Hasenjager, Cayden and Isla McMahon, and Alexander Jonas; two sisters, Annette Allen and Karen Miller both of Sturgeon Bay; two sisters-in-law, Rosemary (Roger) Schopf of Carslville and Carol Kerscher of Valmy; godson, Carl Allen of Oconomowoc; nieces and nephews; other relatives; and dear friends.


Doris was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Melissa Stoeger; brothers-in-law, James Allen, Floyd Miller and James Kerscher; and other relatives.    


Her life will be honored with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Fr. Matthew Rappl as celebrant. Doris will be laid to rest in the church cemetery, beside her husband, Ed.


Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.


Memorials may be given in Doris' name for the Wisconsin Humane Society-Door County Campus (3475 Park Drive, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235) or Sunshine Resources of Door County (55 W. Yew Street, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235).


Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Stoeger family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Doris may be shared with her family through her tribute page at


Catherine L. (Heinz) Jungr

Cathy L. Jungr, 70, of Sturgeon Bay passed away unexpectedly Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay.


Surviving family include her husband of 40 years, Jim Jungr; two children, Amy (Sean) Moran of Madison and Jacoby Jungr of Sturgeon Bay; two grandchildren, Jyoti Jungr and Andromeda Moran; brother, Lester (Jaime) Heinz of Menomonee Falls.


Preceding her in death were her parents, Thomas F. Heinz and Bonnie J. (Bratthauer) Heinz of Geneva, IL.


Cathy was born and raised in Geneva, IL, graduating from high school there before graduating in 1976 from Bowling Green University with a degree in accounting. Cathy worked for Owens Illinois and PepsiCo as an auditor while living in Toledo, OH before moving back to Chicago where she earned her CPA and began working in HR for MidCon, a natural gas company. While there, she graduated with an MBA from the University of Chicago in 1982 and was always proud of being a pioneering woman breaking the “glass ceiling”.


In 1981 she met Jim in Chicago and later married him in 1983. Cathy would occasionally joke that she never got a grade of “B” in school until she started dating Jim. Later, Cathy chose to leave her corporate career to be a stay-at-home mom to raise her young children. She made the move to Door County in 1994 and spent several years both raising her children and working as a part time bookkeeper. In 1998, on a chance conversation at a couple’s bowling dinner, Cathy overheard there was a need for a commercial launderer in Door County. Within 17 days, she had opened the doors to a new facility operating a small business venture called, The Linen Press. The company grew, and in 2000, she built a facility in the Sturgeon Bay Industrial Park where it still resides.


Cathy has won two business awards, first in 2009 for her work with people with disabilities for Northeast Wisconsin and then in 2019, when she was recognized with a state award for employing “hard to place” individuals.


She will be lovingly missed by family, friends, her cat Elena, and possibly most by her dog, Kepler.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wisconsin Humane Society - Door County Campus to honor her love of animals and adoption of rescue animals.


A memorial service will be held at 5:45 p.m., Saturday, July 22, 2023, at Huehns Funeral Home. Friends may call on Saturday at Huehns Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until the time of service at 5:45 p.m.


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

Norman E. Oshefsky, Jr

Norman Oshefsky, Jr, age 66, of (Rio Creek) Algoma, WI, lost his 10-year battle with cancer on July 6, 2023. AKA: Stormin Norman, Trapper, Mountain Man, Norman Jr was born on March 7, 1957, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay to the late Norman Sr and Carol (Lazansky) Oshefsky. Norman grew up in Ashwaubenon until the family moved to Rio Creek in 1973. Norman graduated from Algoma High School. His senior year the Algoma Football team became the 1975 Packerland Champs. Norm spent many years at the “warehouse,” unloading semis. Trapper says hello to all his old buds @ 451. In his early years, Norman bought a refrigerated truck called Norm’s Foods. He sold fresh shrimp, lobster, etc. with his good friend Burt Harding. He worked 22 years at Ft. Howard Paper Co. in the paper machine department, Good Ole #10. He married Joan Fitzgerald in February 1989. Together they had three children. Later divorced. Norman was the owner of Rio Creek Orchards. He started planting apple trees in 2006. Soon after, in 2008, the first asparagus was planted which turned into 9.5 acres. He was also an avid fisherman and hunter. In the last few years, he enjoyed his time fishing with children and grandchildren near his cabin in Mountain. Many good times spent up there with Uncle Bill Lazansky too; along with baseball tourneys in August. Trout fishing was high on his priority list. Many secret spots he learned from Uncle Bill. He really enjoyed tubing with his kids in the old Princecraft. Norman was an avid card player; especially Sheepshead with many friends. Norman and Lori enjoyed their time playing backgammon.

Norman is survived by his brother, Quin (Linda) Oshefsky; sister, Cathy (Brian Burke) Oshefsky; children and grandchildren, Alaine (Harrison) Dole, Ainsley and Henry; Brooke (Matt) Bowman, Beau, Sawyer, and Cooper; Eric (fiancé Emilee) Oshefsky. He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Norman would like to say a special thank you to Bob Bell. Hands out to Lori, his very special friend, for all her comfort, care, and massages through the many different illnesses.

Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services – Algoma is handling the arrangements. Services will be Saturday, July 15th from 9:30 to 11:30 am, Funeral Service will take place at 11:30 am with Fr. Daniel Schuster officiating. Cremation burial will follow at St. Adalbert’s Cemetery (Slovan) next to his parents. Then, across the street to JW’s Place N5685 County Road E, Casco, for a Celebration of his Life. Online condolence messages may be shared at

Beverly Jean "Bev" Hogan

Early on the morning of July 9, 2023, Beverly Jean "Bev" Hogan, died peacefully in her sleep at Hammond Health Services Nursing Home of Hammond, Wisconsin. Bev was 93 years old.


Born to Nora and Lloyd Perry of Forestville then Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, Bev graduated from Gibraltar High School in Door County, Wisconsin, and over many subsequent years furthered her education at Dominican and Carthage Colleges and at University of Wisconsin extensions in Racine, Kenosha, and Green Bay.


After moving to and starting to work in Racine, she met William "Bill" Robert Hogan, in 1948, married him in 1950, and with him raised eight children. In 1971 she and Bill purchased and moved to her parents' fruit-farm homestead at Egg Harbor. There, in addition to continuing her principal role as a housewife and mother, she grew primarily cherries and apples with the family. During the non-growing, harvesting, and selling seasons, she was a social worker for Door County.


In the late 1980s, she and Bill traveled by R.V. around the eastern and southeastern United States and bought a home in northwestern Arkansas where they lived for several years. In 1996, Bev and Bill moved back to Wisconsin to be near the bulk of their family, settling in the Fox River Valley, where Bev remained until a recent move to a senior-living facility at Hammond, Wisconsin, near her daughter Cynthia and Cynthia's family.


In her spare time, Bev was largely involved with community, church, and school issues, activities, and events, including service as a member of the Gibraltar school board. A principal community achievement was to be one of the three founders in 1982 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, of Feed and Clothe My People (FMP), a Door County charitable organization to provide sustenance for local residents in need. In 2004 FMP of Door County ( joined Second Harvest, now known as Feeding America (


Bev enjoyed the company of and visits with members of her very large, extended family. Among a wide variety of entertainments, she particularly enjoyed romantic-comedy and romance movies, Big Band music, the musical standards of the twentieth century, and the vocals of Vaughn Monroe.


Among her closest relations, Bev is preceded in death by her husband Bill, her daughter Mary Kathleen, her parents Lloyd and Nora, and her sisters Sandra Walder and Sharon Landstrom. Among her closest relations, Bev is survived by children (and in-laws) James (Crystal) Hogan, Michael (Kathy) Hogan, Mark (Valerie) Hogan, Julie Hogan, Patrick (Maxine) Hogan, Cynthia (Brian) Binkowski, Joel (Carrie) Hogan, Mary Smith; 15 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; her sister Joanne Cox, her brother Colin Perry, her sister Bonita Parsegian; and countless nephews, nieces, and cousins.


For their fine professional services and care, the family extends its thanks to Hammond (Wisconsin) Health Services and Saint Croix Hospice.


At Bev's request, there will not be a funeral, a memorial, or other traditional, formal, official type of service. Please send any memorial donations in Bev's name to Feed and Clothe My People (


O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin, WI. (715) 684-3434.

John L. Watters

John Lloyd Watters, 94, of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Pine Crest Village on July 9, 2023.   He was born September 13, 1928, in Sturgeon Bay to John and Rosetta (Anderson) Watters.  After attending school in Sturgeon Bay, John moved to Brussels with his family where they owned and operated a tavern at Chaudoir’s Dock.  He later moved back to Sturgeon Bay and took a job at Leathem Smith Shipyard.


In 1946, John enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for two years.  After his discharge, he returned to Sturgeon Bay and worked for Sawyer Fuel and Supply Company and later at the shipyard.  In 1949, he married the love of his life, Rosemary Miller and together they raised their daughter Nancy.  After getting laid off at the shipyard, John went to work for the Door County Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator.  He retired in 1989.


John’s first wife Rosemary passed away in June of 1975.  In December of 1983, he married Gertrude Walker in Florida where they spent 12 winters.  For years, they enjoyed playing bingo with their many friends at Oneida and the J.C. Club House in Sturgeon Bay.  On March 4, 2016, Gertrude preceded him in death.


Survivors include his daughter Nancy (Reg) Robillard, Brussels; two grandchildren, Kari (Eric) Carper and Jody (Jodi) Robillard; 4 great-grandchildren, Morgan, Cameron, Reece and Reggi; 2 great-great grandchildren; 3 step-children, David (Kristin) Walker, Monica (Steve) Walker, Debbie Walker; step-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Jacqueline Evenson, Yvonne Iwen, and Helga Bobb; special friend Karen Jackels.


He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Rosemary; second wife Gertrude; sister Gretna Deschaine; and brothers, Quinton, Marvin, Leo, Russell, James, Roy and Kenneth.


Funeral Services with military honors will be 11:00 am Saturday, July 15, 2023, at Salem Lutheran Church.  The burial will be at Shiloh Moravian Cemetery.  Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the church until the time of service.  Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.  On-line condolences may be offered at

Sally A. Lau

Sally A. Lau, 84 years, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2023 at Bayview Senior Care in Sturgeon Bay.


She was born June 2, 1939 in Sturgeon Bay the daughter of the late Hubert “Hub” and Luella (Berns) Haen. Sally graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1957. On October 5, 1957, she married James P. Lau at St. Joseph Catholic Church.


Sally was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay where she served as a eucharistic minister. She loved being a mother and grandmother and enjoyed planning and preparing meals, reading books about westerns, mysteries, and author Nora Roberts, along with knitting and solving puzzles.


Surviving family include her seven children, Catherine Bosman of New Franken, Sandy (James) Malcore of Brussels, Thomas (fiancé, Julie Thiry) Lau of Sturgeon Bay, Jeffrey (Shannon) Lau of Sturgeon Bay, John (Sherry) Lau of Sturgeon Bay, Marsha (Dennis) Engelbert of Sturgeon Bay, Karen (Greg) Nelson of Howards Grove; seventeen grandchildren and blessed with many great-grandchildren; siblings, Carol Schultz, Polly Westfall, Gary (Janice) Haen, Mary (Paul) Fisher, Linda Steshetz, James Haen, Gordy (Gail) Haen, John (Karen) Haen, Joan Boyer; in-laws, Denise Haen, and Patty (Haen) Nolte; many nieces and nephews from the Lau and Haen families.


Preceding her in death were her parents, Hub and Luella Haen; husband, Jim Lau; two brothers, David and Donald Haen and son-in-law Terry Bosman.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with Fr. Ryan Krueger officiating. The rosary will be prayed at 10:30 a.m.


Memorials may be made in her memory to St. John Bosco Catholic School.


“Thank you to the staff of Bayview Senior Care and Unity Hospice for your love and support.”


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

Arbutus "Arby" Roth

Arbutus “Arby” Roth, 91 of Sturgeon Bay, passed away in the morning hours of July 6, 2023 at the Pine Crest Village in Sturgeon Bay, WI, after celebrating the holiday weekend with family.


Arbutus was born in Shawano County to Lawrence & Louise (Dehn) Blom on September 30, 1931. The Blom family lived in Neenah, WI until Arby was five, then moved to Green Bay, WI where they lived for the rest of her school days. She graduated from West High School in 1949 and worked as a secretary after she graduated.


It was during her time as a secretary at a car dealership in Green Bay that she met her future father-in- law, Andrew Roth, who told his son, Ralph, that there was a nice secretary he should meet. On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1953, Ralph and Arby were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Green Bay. They stayed in Green Bay until 1957 and then moved to Sturgeon Bay on August 1, 1957.


Arby worked as a high school secretary at Sevastopol School for 15 years and then part time as an On Site Manager at Orchard Valley Apartments for 10 years. Upon Ralph’s retirement, they spent the next 20 winters in Apache Junction, AZ, where they had a community of friends to golf, dance, and play cribbage with, and often hosted family who wanted to escape a Wisconsin winter. In Sturgeon Bay, they were active members of St. Peters Lutheran Church, and also an established pair at brunch group after services with their good friends (and sometimes a lucky grandchild or two). Ralph and Arby celebrated their 60th anniversary with family and friends prior to his death in 2013.


Arby was always sociable and enjoyed being surrounded by family and friends. She enjoyed traveling, recently taking trips with her four daughters around the country. She loved bowling, playing cards, and having coffee with friends. Ralph and Arby were amazing dancers and we were lucky enough to watch them light up a dance floor at family gatherings, including the weddings of several of her grandchildren.  She was an active crafter, always with a new project for her grandchildren when they were young, and stamping cards with her daughters to sell at the local farmer’s markets until her passing.


Arby is survived by her four daughters. Charlene (Michael) Brauer, Sturgeon Bay, Debra (Dale) Kinney, Rhinelander, Candace (Carla) Roth, VanDyne, Cheryl (Randal) Wilke, Sturgeon Bay. She will also be missed by her brother Lee (Karen) Blom, and sisters-in-law Shirley Blom, Grace Blom, and Bev Blom, 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and cousins.


In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Louise Blom, in-laws Andrew and Edna Roth, brothers Roger, Wally, and Larry and great-granddaughter, Elsie.


Funeral services will be 11:00 am Tuesday, July 11, 2023, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church with the Rev. Joel Sauer officiating.  Burial will be in Bayside Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home on Monday, July 10, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 am until the time of service. 


Arby’s family would like to thank Pine Crest Village, St. Peter’s Church, and friends for their love, care and compassion.

Susan Olson

Susan Tandy Olson, 74, of Los Angeles, California and Door County, Wisconsin, passed away on March 16, 2023. She was born June 12, 1948 in Lynwood, California to Ervin and Marjory Tandy.

     Susan graduated with honors from San Fernando High School in 1966, received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from California State University Northridge and her law degree (juris doctor) from UCLA in 1983. For 30 years she practiced law at two California law firms specializing in civil, business and insurance litigation.

     Although Susan lived in California most of her life, she loved summers with John, her husband, at their home on Europe Lake in Door County since 2008. They shared every summer enjoying this special home and adventures with her many friends and family. It was a time of great joy for her.

     In addition to her law practice, Susan enjoyed many activities included, but not limited to, photography, ham radio operator, avid reader, cook, naturalist, local activist and trips to Disneyland and being an officer of the Europe Lake Landowners association (ELLA). She was most passionate about her trips to Africa, her cats and time spent with John and her extended family.

     Susan is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, John P. Olson; her sister, Karen Pelle; sisters and brothers-in-laws; Ted Olson, (Lady) Claudia Alt, Kirstin Cravens (Dee) and Joan Hushahn (Max),  Rajeanna Tandy; and many beloved nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, and many friends.

     A memorial will be held on Friday, July 7, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at the Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Ellison Bay. There will be a time of fellowship following the service.

     In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Susan Olson in support of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute (SOCCI) at Cedars Sinai ( Donations may be mailed: Attention J. Strumwasser, Cedars Sinai, 6500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1600, Los Angeles CA, 90045. Please note “in memory of Susan Olson/SOCCI”. All gifts in Susan’s name will be used to help advance care that will offer hope and healing to many others.

     Casperson Funeral Home is assisting the Olson family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Susan may be shared with her family through her tribute page at

Marie T. (Schinkten) Anderson

Marie T. (Schinkten) Anderson, age 102, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on June 30, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.  The daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Antoine) Schinkten, was born December 5, 1920, in Sturgeon Bay.  Marie was a 1938 graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School.  On August 7, 1948, she married Kenneth (Stutz) Anderson at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay, he preceded her in death on September 28, 1988. 


As a military family, they experienced many moves, including Germany; she and Stutz returned to Sturgeon Bay in 1978 to enjoy their retirement.  They enjoyed many winters in Panama City Beach, Florida.  Marie enjoyed many wonderful times spent with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels, enjoyed traveling, gardening and playing cards.  She was a member of Neighbor to Neighbor, Women of Faith, Retired Persons Club, former member of the De Pere VFW Auxiliary, and the hospital Hearty Conditioning program at the YMCA until age 99. She was a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Parish in Sturgeon Bay. 


She is survived by 5 children; Terri (Bob) Lang, Mark (Betsy) Anderson, Scott (Ann) Anderson, Pete (Lisa) Anderson, Sue (Dale) Crass, daughter-in-law, Lynn Gilchrist, nineteen grandchildren, numerous step-grandchildren and great grandchildren, and recently welcomed her first great great grandson, Judah.  Marie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son Hank, 5 brothers, and 1 sister.


Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 7, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay with Rev. Matthew Rappl officiating.  Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church on Friday.   Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Donations may be made to Neighbor to Neighbor, St. Joseph’s Parish, or Unity Hospice.  On-line condolences may be offered at


Jason Yedica

Jason Yedica, 41, Casco, passed away Friday, June 30, 2023, after a long battle with cancer.   He was born June 1, 1982, in Sturgeon Bay to Steve and Laurel Yedica.
Jason graduated from the Sturgeon Bay High School in 2001 and in 2004 he graduated from NWTC in the auto body program.
Jason married the love and high school sweetheart of his life, Melissa Moreaux on June 12, 2004 at Holy Name of Mary Church in Maplewood.  
Jason's career had him working at various car dealerships in the Green Bay area, but his favorite place to work was at Algoma Motors.  Jason took much pride in the work that he did and it reflected in his own cars and toys.  To call him picky or particular would be an understatement.  
Jason always enjoyed working on projects, especially his 1983 Buick Regal and his 1970's trail Honda mini bike, which he completely restored both of them.  He has many toys and always customized everything he owned to what he wanted.
Jason was an amazing father and husband.
His greatest joy was the birth of his son, James Martin Yedica.  Jason and James spent many days in the shop together working on RC cars, playing video games, cruising in the car, riding ATV's and snowmobiling together.  Jason always called James his little buddy or his best friend.  Just recently, Jason had an idea for a car that had been given to James.  It looks like an 80's Nascar.  This project came on quickly with the help from Dave DeGrave   (Jason's brother from another mother) and Woody Wodack.  Both of these guys made his vision come true and he was able to teach his son to drive.
Jason enjoyed camping, riding UTV's and ATV's, snowmobiling, RC cars, spending time with friends and family.  He always loved a good burnout with his car or a friend's car.
Survivors include his wife Melissa, son James, parents Steve and Laurel Yedica, in-laws Dan and Sue Moreaux, sister Lindsey (Kyle) Coehoorn, brother-in-law Dan (Amber) Moreaux, many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his brother Todd, maternal and paternal grandparents.
Visitation for Jason will be held Wednesday, July 5, 2023, at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 11:00 am until the time of services at 3:00 PM with Rev. Phillips Sweet officiating.
The family wants to give a special thank you to family and friend's, Unity Hospice and Algoma Motors for all the care and kindness given to Jason and his family.
"Jason would say, if you learned anything from our family is to "Live Life to the Fullest and Always Throttle Down".
As per Jason's request, he wants everyone to dress casually.  
Express your sympathy, memories and pictures on Jason's tribute page at

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