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Christine Ann Christianson

Christine Ann Christianson, 65, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully in her sleep at home Wednesday, February 21, 2024.

     Chris was born on July 1, 1958, in Sturgeon Bay. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Theodore and Bernadine Elaine (Delfosse) Kaczmarek. Chris graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1976. She worked at PBI until its closing in 1996. It was at PBI she met Dale Christianson, and they were married February 14, 1981. Chris went on to work at Quality State Oil before her employment with NEW Insurance Concepts until 2021. She was currently employed at the Landmark in Egg Harbor and was affectionately known as their “mother hen”.

     Chris enjoyed time spent being a mom and especially “Grandma Chrissy”. She liked anything the color purple, following the Packers, crocheting, and attending concerts. Everyone enjoyed her very popular potato salad and calico beans at just about every occasion. She had to peel all those potatoes but she knew it would be worth it! If punctuality and organization were a competition, she would NEVER come in second! Always a gold medal!

     Surviving family members include her three children and their families, Amy Christianson of Egg Harbor, Matt (Melly) Christianson [and their children, Brayden and Miles] of Green Bay, Sarah (Colin) Zelhofer [and their children, Nicholas and Allison] of De Pere; three siblings, Tom (Jean) Kaczmarek [and their children, Nathan, Justin, and Brandon] of Sturgeon Bay, Sue (Dave) Zernicke [and their son, Jake] of Howard, Karen (Pat) Lamirande [and their children, Jessica, Anna and Natalie] of De Pere; her mother-in-law, Dorathy Christianson of Sturgeon Bay; and many aunts, uncles, extended family and in-laws.

     Preceding her in death were her parents, Joe and Bernie Kaczmarek; and her husband of 30 years, Dale.

     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Huehns Funeral Home, officiated by Fr. Anthony Birdsall.

     Friends may call Saturday, March 2, 2024 between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home.

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

 

D. Gary McNinch

D. Gary McNinch, 82, of Fish Creek, WI passed away Saturday night, February 10, 2024 at the Unity Hospice Jack and Engrid Meng Residence in the Town of Ledgeview, WI.

    

Gary McNinch was born on Christmas 1941 in Sterling, IL, the son of James Newton McNinch and Florence Leola (Maynard) McNinch. He attended Sterling High School in Illinois and played coronet in the band. Gary also excelled at tennis. Upon his graduation from Sterling High School in 1959, he went on to study Engineering at the University of Illinois, where he also continued to play tennis.

    

Gary was employed as a mechanical engineer with Kimberly-Clark for 36 years. After graduating Suma Cum Laude he moved to Neenah, WI then to Fullerton, CA. After 12 years in CA, he was transferred by Kimberly-Clark to Appleton, WI, then to New Milford, CT, and then finally back to Wisconsin, where he would live out his life.

    

Gary married Patricia Lynn Book on August 4, 1963, in Sterling, IL. They were blessed with three children: Suzanne, Kirsten, and Andrew and shared over 20 years of marriage.

    

He enjoyed the outdoors and spent time camping and hiking with his children in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Gary's appreciation for music throughout his life also led to him teaching himself how to play the guitar. As a young father, he entertained his children with songs from the '60s and '70s. "Back in the day", Gary was also "The King of Disco Dancing" and loved to teach anyone who asked him how to "do the shuffle". He was a skilled woodworker and made many beautiful items over the years including gifts for family and bookshelves to support his love of reading (specifically mystery novels). One year, Gary even made wooden toys for the many children in his California neighborhood.

    

He enjoyed racing sailboats on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin. It was there that Gary met Colleen Kay Riley. They were united in marriage on Leap Day, February 29, 1984, in Appleton, WI. Although Gary and Colleen shared over 36 years of marriage together, they often joked that their anniversary only came around once every four years.

    

He spent his time in retirement between Appleton and Fish Creek. Gary spent many happy years with his wife, Colleen, in their dream home that they built in Fish Creek in 1988. He owned multiple sailboats throughout the course of his life with the most recent being the Colleen K. a large, maroon Pacific Seacraft Crealock 34 (his pride and joy), which was kept in the Fish Creek Harbor for many years. Gary enjoyed sailing, with Colleen by his side, off Door County and other exotic locations including the Caribbean with St. Barts and St. Martin islands being two of his favorites. He also liked taking his grandchildren sailing when they visited (even after the boys turned the bilge pump off). Gary loved taking ski trips with Colleen to Colorado; Aspen and Vail were two of their favorite resorts. He was an animal lover with a fondness for Siberian Huskies; Gary and Colleen had four over the course of their lifetimes.

    

Gary served on a couple of governmental advisory committees for both the Town of Gibraltar and Door County.

    

He enjoyed cooking, especially for the family during the holidays. Gary's famous sautéed mushrooms will be greatly missed by all at Christmas time. He enjoyed cheering on the Packers with a bowl of popcorn. Gary was an avid card player up until his death. He looked forward to getting together with his mother-in-law, Dorthy, and niece, Casey, every Wednesday for a good game of Sheepshead; his dog niece, Cricket, would join in too, but only for treats (she didn't play cards).

    

Gary will be missed by his children, Suzanne (Pat) DeGroot of Shiocton, WI, Kirsten Killinger of Neenah, WI, and Andrew (Jennie) McNinch of Appleton, WI; his first wife, Patricia McNinch of Neenah, WI; grandchildren, Jessica Temple and Jacob (Tara) Temple, Alex (Kelsey) Mishun and Layla (Hayden) Lessor, and Cullen McNinch and Camden McNinch; grandson-in-law, Mateo Colchado; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Evelyn, and Mattalynn, Lucy and Beckett, and Diana, Oliver, and Noah; mother-in-law, Dorthy Riley of Fish Creek, WI; siblings-in-law, Gary (Rita) Riley of Fish Creek, WI, Paula Riley of Oshkosh, WI, and Sue Marlene McNinch of East Moline, IL; and nephews and nieces.

    

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Colleen; granddaughter, Ariel Colchado-Arter (2023); siblings, Neil McNinch, William (Marilyn) McNinch, and Marian "Betty" (Harold) Stone; fathers-in-law, Donald Riley and Ken Biebow; siblings-in-law, Sandra Riley, David Riley, and Timothy Riley.

    

No public services are scheduled to be held at this time. Gary will be laid to rest beside his wife, Colleen, at Blossomberg Cemetery in Peninsula State Park in Fish Creek.

    

Memorials may be given in his name for Unity Hospice (2366 Oak Ridge Circle, De Pere, WI 54115; www.unityhospice.org/donate); the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Wisconsin Chapter (P.O. Box 88540, Carol Stream, IL 60188; www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/WIG); or the Gibraltar Historical Association (P.O. Box 323, Fish Creek, WI 54212; www.historicnoble.org/donate).

    

"Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staff of Unity Hospice for the wonderful, compassionate care you provided."

    

Arrangements have been made with Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Gary may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.


Yolanda De Santiago

Yolanda De Santiago, 75, passed away peacefully on January 26, 2024, at home. She was Born in San Antonio TX, on November 20th, 1948.

 

The family were migrant workers, and traveled to Wisconsin where they picked apples and cotton, then they traveled to Christine ND, where they ended up working for a farmer all year round and called Christine home. While she lived in Christine, Yolanda loved to take care of her nieces and nephews that would visit each summer and some staying all year round. She worked in the fields hoeing sugar beets in the summer and enjoyed time with her kids riding the minibike and motorcycles, she enjoyed attending the kid’s programs at school and loved to cook. After the farm was sold, the family was forced to move to Fargo, where she worked at Drayton Foods. Years later she ended up with kidney disease and moved to Sturgeon Bay Wisc. Where she retired and started getting treatment on dialysis. 8 years ago, she moved back to Fargo, so that she could spend time with her kids and grandchildren. She loved spending time with her great grandson MJ. Yolanda did not read or write but she had her phone set up where she knew what number belonged to who, so she would go down the line calling everyone at least once a week and some daily. Family was important to her. She told her nieces and nephews, “I want to see you when I am alive not when I am dead”, because I cannot talk to you. So, ALL of them from Wisc. Moorhead, Fargo came to spend time with her, the families in Texas called and facetimed. The weekend before she passed. The family completed all her wishes, to eat steak made by her nephew Danial Lara, to have a one last party with them and to dance one last time. She did ALL that with ALL OF THEM and the love that was in the room was felt. She has a lot of family in San Antonio Tx, and was serenaded by her niece Crystal Salina, via face time. Her last 6 hrs on this earth she visited with her baby sister Eva Acosta, and nephew Johnny & Samantha Alaniz via facetime. Once again, she called out to Allah and said I am happy, I am ready Laa ilala illallah (No god is worthy of worship accept Allah.)

Yolanda left this earth at peace, comfortable and happy with her daughter Rebecca and her granddaughter- in- law Hamdi Ali at her side.
She said it in her own words, “I am free, happy and ready!”
May Allah be with her and accept her into paradise.
Amen

Yolanda is survived by: Daughter Rebecca Santiago of Fargo, and son Gerald Santiago of Lidgerwood; Grandson John Kukert Jr, granddaughter Nina Santiago MO, grandson Lucien Santiago Fargo, Breanna Santiago, Fargo, Mikayla Kountz,M Great grandkids; John Kukert III, Mason Kukert, Abdurahman Kukert, Zaynab Kukert, Xavior Santiago, Lilith Santiago, Evy Kountz, Benjamin Kountz, sister Evalyna Acosta and Jimmy Valdez

She was preceded in death by: Her parents Helen and Jose Lara, son Ricky Santiago, Grandson Cody Santiago, brothers Richard Lara, Jose Lara Jr. a.k.a Chepo, Roberto Lara; Sisters Sandra Lara, Angie Posos, Maria Paz, Corinna Dominguez, nephew David Lara and many more.

 

Larry D. Anderson

Larry D. Anderson, 74, Luxemburg, Wi. passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024, following a lengthy battle with various health problems.  Larry was born October 4, 1949, in Green Bay, Wi. to the late Alden E. and Bernice M. (Boettcher) Anderson. He graduated in 1967 from West High School in Green Bay and later from NWTC in 1969. In 1970 Larry enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. Reserves, with an honorable discharge in 1976.  In 1972 Larry married Vicki Graf and divorced in 2005. Larry then married Kelly A. Tielens in 2006.  He was employed with Englewood Electric Supply and then Wesco, retiring in 2020.  His enjoyments included playing softball, bowling and golf.  Following his retirement, Larry worked for his son at FEDEX and with the grounds crew at the Woods Golf Course.

 

Survivors include his wife, Kelly Anderson; two sons Jacob (Brooke) Anderson, Luke (Sara) Anderson; one daughter Emily (Adam) Westlund.  Larry cherished his grandchildren, Scarlett Anderson, Charley and Coy Anderson, Morgan, Riley and Avery Westlund; step granddaughter Mariah Brice; stepson Steve Agamite; his brother and sisters in law, Bruce (Carol) Anderson, Sue Anderson; his mother in law Diane Tielens; nieces, nephews, and friends further survive.

 

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sister in law, Gerald (Gayle) Anderson, David Anderson; niece Michelle Anderson; his father in law Lyle Tielens.

 

Friends may call between 3:00 and 6:00 pm on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the McMahon Funeral Home in Luxemburg.  Closing prayer service 6:00 pm with Rev. Carl Brewer officiating.  Burial in Nicolet Memorial Gardens, Green Bay. www.mcmahonfh.com

 

A special Thank you to Ron and Mary Demmin for the friendship through challenging times, and Larry’s golfing buddies: Tom, Dan and Scott, for all their support and witnessing his one and only Hole in One at hole number 17 at the Woods!

Donna J. (Haen) Jorns

Donna J. Jorns, 79, of Little Harbor in the Town of Sevastopol, peacefully passed away at home Tuesday morning, February 13, 2024.

    

She was born December 15, 1944 in Sturgeon Bay the daughter of the late Harvey and Helen (Martens) Haen. Donna graduated from Gibraltar High School class of 1962. She received her associate degree in business from NWTC. On July 21, 1962, she married Harvey Edward Jorns. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Egg Harbor.

    

For many years she put her talents in the office to work at Emerson Motors and worked there during the 60’s, through the 70’s, 80’s, until the company closed in the 90’s. It was at that time she was asked to bring her office skills to managing the day-to-day affairs of S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and School. Donna did this until her retirement in July 2021. Along with managing family property rentals along the bay, Donna did the bookkeeping for Harvey and David Jorns Well Drilling, Inc.

     

Donna loved to read, liked solving Sudoku puzzles, and snowmobiling with Harvey. She liked attending concerts--Billy Ray Cyrus, and two Elvis concerts. Donna loved Elvis so much, if he was on TV she would pull out her camera and take a picture of Elvis on the tube.

    

Donna was fun-loving, caring and doting with a smile to light up a room. She was loved by all who knew her and a mom to many. Usually good conversation was over fresh brewed coffee, and something sweet wasn’t far behind.

    

Surviving family will miss her greatly, husband, Harvey; three sons, Scott Jorns (Kathy Ricks) of Crete, IL, Todd (Suzy) Jorns of Tallula, IL, Jeff Jorns (Ann Hurth) of Sturgeon Bay; eight grandchildren, Christian (Victoria) Jorns, Gabriella Jorns (Chris Hearn), Arielle Jorns, Molly, Turner, and Hunter Jorns, Carmen (Robbie) Zuleger of Pulaski, Jeremy (Megan) Jorns; two great-grandchildren, Kenley and Kimber Hearns; her siblings, Judi Dexheimer, John (Karen) Haen, and Yvonne (Jim) Koeppel.

    

Preceding her in death were her parents, Harvey and Helen Haen; infant daughter, Stephanie; brother, Dan; nephew, Darin Dexheimer; and brother-in-law, Arvin Dexheimer.

    

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Institute with Fr. Matthew Rappl and Fr. Robert Stegmann concelebrating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

    

Visitation for family and friends will be Monday, February 19, 2024 at Huehns Funeral Home from 3:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. with the Rosary to be prayed at 2:45 p.m. and Parish Wake Service at 6:45 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

    

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

Carol Marie Gresko-Lyons (Bacigalupo)

National and internationally renowned fabric artist Carol Marie Gresko-Lyons (Bacigalupo), age 81 of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Ephraim, passed away on Wednesday, January 31, 2024.

    

She was born on September 12, 1942, to the late Joseph and Irene (Gresko-Oliver) Gresko in Chicago, IL.

    

Carol graduated from Alverno College in Milwaukee. Carol had owned Gresko Textiles in Ephraim, later known as Gresko and Sons Textiles.

    

Carol was united in marriage to Roger "Charlie" Lyons on May 21, 1983. Together they thrived in the Door County art scene. She and Charlie owned and operated the Paint Box Gallery in Ephraim for many years where they exhibited interesting and accomplished artists as well as their own works. Her fabric art is proudly displayed at the Chicago Institute of Art. Her Miniature Art and son Aaron's Palm Tree Musician's were some of the unique interesting art that were on display at Paint Box Gallery. Her keen eye was evident with the talent she exhibited framing customers’ art work.

    

Carol is survived by her sons, Aaron and Arnie Bacigalupo; and her Lyons family relation including Wickmans, Warrens, and Tongs.

    

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Charlie; and son, Richard Lee Porter.

    

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at Casperson Funeral Home, 2594 S. Bay Shore Dr., Sister Bay, WI. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until the time of service.

    

Casperson Funeral Home is assisting the Gresko-Lyons and Bacigalupo family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Carol may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.caspersonfuneralhome.com.

Roger Harry Douglass

Roger Harry Douglass, 71, of Town of Ahnapee, WI, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 9, 2024.  

     He was born March 6, 1952, in Algoma, the fourth child and only son of Robert Homer Douglass and Hortense "Sue" Pauline (Richardson) Douglass. Roger mainly initially attended school in Algoma with a few years overseas in Panama and Vietnam when the family relocated for his father's job. He graduated from Algoma High School with the class of 1970. 

     Roger went on to study at the University of Wisconsin-Stout before deciding to pursue an apprenticeship in plumbing. He sported the title of master plumber for over 50 years.  

     Roger enjoyed hunting, golfing, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He also liked to build and tinker on various projects. Roger loved to interact with any dog he met, but he especially cared for his own canine companions including Wowie, Fritz, Stinko the "Wonder Dog", and Orville.

     He will be missed by his sister Ellen (Tom) Rineck of Iola, WI;  nephews,  Mark (Leah) Rineck (and their daughters, Kayley and Natalie) of Fitchburg, WI,  Matt Rineck of Arizona, and Scott Albertson (and his son, Ethan) of North Carolina; nieces, Erin (Tony) Heitland, (and their daughter, Emery) of Garner, IA, Lindsay (Mike) Witt (and their sons, Asher and Zak) of Polk City, IA, and Kim (Ryan) Terry (and their daughter, Rachael and son, Trace) of State Road, NC; brothers-in-law, Lynn Gunderson of Jefferson, IA and Gordon Albertson of Jacksonville, NC; other relatives; and friends.

     Roger was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Mary Gunderson and Anne Albertson; and other relatives.

     His family is thankful they were able to visit with (Roger) at their annual New Year's gathering in La Crosse, WI just a week before his death. We also take comfort in knowing he is reunited with his beloved sister, Mary, after 28 years of missing her.

     Roger's life will be honored with a memorial service held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Schinderle Funeral Home, 1600 Schinderle Lane, Algoma, WI 54201 with Rev. David Leistra officiating. He will be laid to rest in Osage Cemetery in Osage, IA.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

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

Frank G. Mowery

Frank G. Mowery, 83, Algoma, passed away February 10, 2024, at Waterfall Health of Algoma,    He was born February 14, 1940, in Milwaukee, WI to the late George and Alice (Hochrein) Mowery.


Frank graduated from the New Holstein High School in 1959.  Later that year, he joined the US Navy and served until August of 1963.  After his honorable discharge, Frank attended the Northrup Institute of Technology to get his degree in Aircraft Mechanics.  He was hired by Western Airlines until they were bought out by Delta Airlines, and he continued to work for them until he retired in 2000.


Frank married Dawn Kidd in Riverside, CA., on June 8, 2000.


Frank is survived by his wife, Dawn, his two children, Jennifer and Gregory Mowery, and his grandson, Gregory Alex Mowery; one sister, Diane Hausinger, and two brothers, Donald Mowery and Bill Mowery; three stepchildren and six step-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Linda.


There will be a gathering for Frank on Monday, February 26, 2024, at the Schinderle Funeral Home, Algoma, from 11:00 AM until the time of services at 1:00 PM with Pastor Brian Pursley from Lakeside Community Church will be officiating.
Express your sympathy, memories, and pictures on Frank's tribute page at www.schinderlefunealhome.com.

SMSgt Gerald "Jerry" John Miesbauer

SMSgt Gerald “Jerry” John Miesbauer, age 86 of the Town of Sevastopol, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, at Door County Medical Center with his family by his side.

     Jerry was born on November 29, 1937, to the late Peter and Ethel (Kuechenmeister) Miesbauer in Milwaukee. He graduated from Wauwatosa High School in 1956.  Jerry proudly served in the United States Air Force from December 22, 1958, until May 30, 1979. On May 21, 1966, Jerry was united in marriage to Kristine “Kris” Mary Kachel at the First Congregational Church in Wauwatosa. The couple had three children, Jennifer, Amy, and Peter.

     Jerry worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for over 30 years and retired as the Director of Real Estate. He then founded and ran a successful consulting business, GJ Miesbauer and Associates, Inc. Through this business, he assisted the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and other state municipalities by acquiring real estate for public improvement projects. The "Associates" of the business were his wife, and eventually, his son. He was so proud that his son continued to run the business after he officially retired and moved to Door County in 2016.

     Jerry was a member of the National Corvette Museum and the Air Force Association. He loved planes, dogs, and of course, his Corvettes.  He owned six throughout his lifetime, including two that he took delivery of directly at the factory. But most of all he loved and cherished his family. He will always be remembered for his deep devotion to his wife, children, and grandchildren.

     Jerry is survived by his beloved wife, Kris; children, Jennifer (Bob) Moore of Gleason, Amy (Paul) Frank of Sturgeon Bay, and Peter (Kellie) Miesbauer of Fitchburg; grandchildren, Makayla Allan, Tommy Frank, Jonah Frank, Nora Miesbauer, and Henry Miesbauer; and his dog, Gizmo. He is further survived by nieces, other relatives, and friends.

     He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Donald (Janice) Miesbauer, and one sister, Barbara (Henry) Zinkann.

      The family extends a heartfelt thank you to the nurses and staff of the Door County Medical Center 2nd Floor Med Surg Unit and Unity Hospice for the respectful and loving care they provided.

     A celebration of life will be held on February 24, 2024, at Huehns Funeral Home, 1414 Michigan Street, Sturgeon Bay, from Noon to 1:45 p.m. with closing prayers at 1:45 p.m.

     In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wisconsin Humane Society – Door County Campus in Jerry’s name.

     Huehns Funeral Home is assisting the Miesbauer family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Jerry may be shared with his family through his tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.

 

Lisa Marie Munao

Lisa Marie Munao, 60, of Washington Island, fell asleep in the loving arms of her family at home and awoke in the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Saturday evening, February 3, 2024.

     She was born January 10, 1964 in Des Plaines, IL, the daughter of Clifford and Elaine (Bonk) Schultz. Lisa attended Main North High School through her junior year (until North's closing) and graduated from Main West High School with the class of 1982, both in Des Plaines. Lisa went on to study Fashion Design at Harper College in Palatine, IL for a year. 

     She first met Andrew Joseph Munao, Jr. at his uncle's restaurant but didn't start dating him until later in their mid-20's. They were united in marriage on July 25th, 1992. Lisa and Andy resided together on Washington Island. She worked as Office Administrator for Shipyard Island Marina, Inc.

     Lisa's faith provided a foundation for her life and that of her family's. Being in her Bible and spending time with God were central in her life. Lisa was a member of Bethel Evangelical Free Church on Washington Island. Her "cup" was filled with the time she gave to her church. Lisa also served for a period of time on the Washington Island School Board. She loved being a mother and grandmother and cherished the time spent with her children and grandchildren, whether on the island or the various places they live. Lisa also liked spending time with her sisters and other family. She loved her nightly walks with Andy and their dogs, Samson and Ruby. Lisa collected Polish Pottery and also spent time tending to her gardens around their home. She also enjoyed putting together puzzles. Lisa was passionate about the benefits of holistic and integrative medicine. She always loved Saturday night dinners after church (and any time) at School House Beach and her home.

     Lisa's love will live on in the hearts of her husband, Andy Jr.; children, Rachelle (Brien Jordan) Munao of Washington Island, WI, Roxanne (Billy) Appel of Sister Bay, WI, Pastor Andrew (Lisa) Munao III of Mount Dora, FL, and Joseph (Summer) Munao of Combined Locks, WI; grandchildren, Cameron Munao, Cedric, Levi, and Elaine Appel, JJ Munao, Charlie Wacaser, and Everly, Haven, and Nova Munao; sisters, Laura (Jim) Hartnett of Minocqua, WI, Jennifer (Steve) Lefever of New Braunfels, TX, Jessica (Mike) Munao of Mount Prospect, IL, and Leslie Neihengen of Arlington Heights, IL, parents-in-law, Andrew Sr. and Bonnie (Semler) Munao of Washington Island, WI; siblings-in-law, Anthony (Vanessa) Munao of Elgin, IL and Janette Munao of Fort Meyers, FL, and other relatives and many dear friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Clifford Schultz; brother-in-law, Louis Munao, Sr.; and other relatives.

     Lisa's life will be honored with a funeral service held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Bethel Evangelical Free Church, 1821 Main Road, Washington Island, WI 54246 with Pastor Rick Smith officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Town of Washington Cemetery.

     Visitation for family and friends will be held at the church on Saturday, February 10th from 9:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m.

     Ending childhood trafficking was a passion of Lisa's. Memorials may be given in her name for Operation Underground Railroad (O.U.R.) at (see current/upcoming projects at www.ourrescue.org) to help support those affected by human trafficking. Memorials may also be made to Bethel Evangelical Free Church on Washington Island.

     Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to the staffs of Zuza's Way, Wellness Way, Bellin, Froedtert, and Unity Hospice for the wonderful, compassionate care given to Lisa (our mother), as well as friends from the church and community who volunteered time, food and supplies to assist in caring for Lisa. We would also like to thank the family of believers that the ministry of Medi-Share represents. 

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

Frank J. Capozzi

Frank J. Capozzi, 81, of Ephraim, WI passed away Friday, February 2, 2024 at Door County Memorial Medical Center.

    

He was born October 18, 1942 in Syracuse, NY the son of the late Frank and Helen (Stabile) Capozzi. He received his undergraduate degree in music from the State University of New York Potsdam and his master’s in business from Indiana University.

    

Frank was the director of student loans for Kendall College in Evanston, IL before heading up the University Accounting Services at PayCo American. In 1980, Frank would become the co-founder of Image Printing Systems, starting with five employees, and growing to over 200 employees before going public in 1997. He continued as special consultant for the company until his retirement in 2000.

    

On October 22, 1988 he married Jane E. Meinert (Edmark) at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. They lived in Mequon until building their home in Ephraim in 1998, finally moving full-time to Door County in 2000.

    

Frank was an active member of his church families at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor, St. Paul Lutheran Church in Juddville and Marco Lutheran Church, Marco Island, FL. Frank served on various church councils and boards. His Christian faith was very important and at the forefront of his life, guiding his walk here on earth. Throughout his life, Frank enjoyed music and was an accomplished pianist. In college, Frank was known to improve his playing with 5-6 hour practice sessions in the music department. He enjoyed boating, traveling, theatre and listening to jazz music, especially Diana Krall, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.

    

Survivors include his wife, Jane; son, Brian (Heidi) Capozzi of Winnetka, IL; granddaughters, Ella and Julia; and his brother, John Capozzi of Liverpool, NY.

    

Preceding him in death were his parents, Frank and Helen Capozzi; and his brother, Joseph Capozzi.

    

A celebration of his life will be held at 12:00 noon, Monday, February 12, 2024 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor with Pastor Gary Scharrig officiating.

    

Friends may call at the church Monday 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 noon.

    

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frank’s memory may be directed to Immanuel Lutheran Church.

    

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

Lois Shaw

Lois K. Shaw, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away peacefully on the morning of Tuesday, January 30, 2024, at Pine Crest Village after a prolonged struggle with dementia. Born in Manitowoc, WI, in 1935 (“Me and Social Security!” she often said), Lois was the youngest daughter of the late Louis and Florence (Pierson) Klingbiel. She graduated from Manitowoc’s Lincoln High School in 1953 and went on to train as a Medical Laboratory Technician in Minneapolis, MN. In 1956, she married Bruce C. Shaw in Manitowoc. In 1974, they made Sturgeon Bay their home.

 

Lois was a strong alto and loved to sing – anytime, anywhere, making a joyful noise to the Lord. She “harmonized the world” with the Sweet Adelines and was a devoted member of the choir and Circle Singers at Hope United Church of Christ. She loved her church and church family and was a member of Hope Church for 49 years. She enjoyed golf and played in local leagues for many years. She rarely missed a chance to travel, especially to visit National Parks on “girl’s trips” with her daughters. At home, she tended the flowers in her yard. Lois never lost her appreciation of sunsets over the bay and frequently walked to Sunset Park to enjoy yet another.

 

Her passing leaves a void in the hearts of her family and many friends, who will deeply miss her. She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Edith Denk and Robert Klingbiel, ex-husband Bruce Shaw, and son Timothy Shaw. Lois is survived by two sisters-in-law, Bonita Klingbiel of Fond du Lac and Jane Shaw of Sherwood, children Michael Shaw and Suzanne (Ronald) Miller of Sturgeon Bay and Sarah (Charles) Willems of Charlotte, NC. Known affectionately as “Granny,” Lois was a loving and kind grandmother to Grant Shaw, Elliot (fiancée, Hannah Strauss) Shaw, Michael (Meagan) Wilderwoods, Matthew (Shannon Montano) Wilder, Sydney Willems and Bryce Willems, step-grandson John (fiancée, Lindsey Tyler) Miller, and great-granddaughter Penelope Violet Shaw.

 

A memorial service to celebrate Lois’s life will be held this summer. Details will be forthcoming. Her family thanks Unity Hospice, and especially the staff and residents at Pine Crest Village, Lois’s home for over nine years. Memorials to honor Lois’s life can be made to Hope United Church of Christ or the Door County Land Trust.   Forbes Funeral Home is serving the family.

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