Category: Obituaries

Door County obituaries submitted to the Peninsula Pulse.

  • Obituary: Pamela Ann Papke

    Born to life August 6, 1948. Entered the fullness of Eternal Life September 13, 2015. Passed away peacefully and unexpectedly with her family at her side, Pat holding her hand tenderly. Loving and life partner, Patricia Warner. Beloved sister of Robert (fiancé Lisa) Papke, Marlene (Kenton) Sorenson, Bonnie (Greg) Petry, and Bryan, Bruce and Doug […]

  • Obituary: Elizabeth Louise Wilkinson

    Elizabeth Louise Wilkinson (“Betty”), age 91, Prospect Heights, IL and Sister Bay, WI, died unexpectedly September 16, 2015. Betty was born on June 19, 1924 to Walter and Laura (Harker) Koehler in Madison, WI; grew up in Morgantown, WV; graduated from West Virginia University; and did graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin where she […]

  • Obituary: Jill R. Harding

    Jill R. Harding, 53, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully in her sleep at home on September 15, 2015.  She was born November 25, 1961, in Sturgeon Bay, to Robert and Madelyn (Salmon) Ostrand.  On June 17, 2006, she married Michael Harding in Sturgeon Bay. Jill graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1979, and attended […]

  • Obituary: Arthur W. Merrill

    Arthur W. Merrill, 94, of Egg Harbor, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1921, in Watertown, Massachusetts, the son of the late Arthur G. and Rosamond Jeanette (Buchan) Merrill. Art served his country in Europe shortly after the Normandy Invasion of WWII in the recon […]

  • John Wilson, Sr.

    In Memoriam: John Wilson, Sr.

    How does a man make his mark on the world? Perhaps he falls in love with chamber music and learns to play the violin at the ripe old age of 27. Perhaps he leads the charge against the blatant pollution of an important body of water next to where his family lives. Perhaps he helps […]

  • Obituary: Helen R. Walther

    Helen Rose Walther died September 9, 2015, at Hearthside CBRF, in Sister Bay, Wis. She was born November 20, 1921, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Elmer and Laura Collins. She married the love of her life, Robert Blair Walther, on June 7, 1941, in Chicago, IL. Helen and Bob raised their family in Chicago, but vacationed […]

  • Obituary: Dorothy Ann Gerl

    In the early morning of September 11, 2015, in the arms of her daughter, Kathy, Dorothy Ann Gerl, age 92, of Sturgeon Bay, went to her eternal home. Dorothy was born on March 25, 1923, on a farm in Cato, WI, to the late Mr. Charles and Mrs. Ginny (Brennan) McCulley. Dorothy and her twin […]

  • Obituary: Walter J. Popp

    Walter J. Popp died at his home in Baileys Harbor on Sept. 14, 2015. The family is honoring his wishes and there will be no formal services at this time. A private family service will be held at a future date.

  • In Memoriam: Ray Stonecipher

    Ray Stonecipher, a great advocate for the Door County environment – terrestrial and celestial – died of cancer on Aug. 27, 2015.

  • Joan Isaksen

    Obituary for Joan Lucile Isaksen

    Joan Lucile Isaksen, 58, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, recently passed away at her home in St. Nazianz. She had been battling cancer the past four years. She was born October 2, 1956, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Harold Asbjorn and Lucile (Shorter) Isaksen. Joan attended Sturgeon Bay High School through her junior […]

  • Family Service for Julie Elizabeth Gradowski

    Julie Elizabeth (Hunt) Gradowski, 58, of Jacksonville, Fla., died July 14, 2015. She was born Jan. 13, 1957, in Chicago, to Donald and Elizabeth (Dean) Hunt. Julie attended two years of college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied art, photography, painting, drawing and visual arts. She was an adept collector of sculpture, furniture, […]

  • Obituary for Marion Florence Saulig

    Marion Florence Saulig, 85, of Sister Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord on September 3, 2015, and was reunited with her husband, Richard. She was a resident at Hearthside CBRF, where she had been living the past two years. She was born May 22, 1930, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late […]

  • Bernadine "Bea" Bircher

    Obituary for Bernadine Bircher

    Bernadine “Bea” Bircher, 94, Jacksonport, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 surrounded by her family. Born Oct. 6, 1920 in Robinson, Ill., she is the daughter of the late Harry and Bernice (Newlin) Beabout of Oblong, Ill.  She graduated in 1942 from St. Luke’s Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago and served as a […]

  • Lucille miller

    Obituary for Lucille Miller

    Lucille Miller, 85, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on September 7, 2015, at Golden Living Center-Dorchester.  She was born on May 16, 1930, in the town of Egg Harbor to Herman and Edna (Paschke) Wilke.  On October 29, 1949, she married Reuben Miller at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. In her earlier years, Lucille was a […]

  • Obituary for Joseph “Paul” LeMere, Jr.

    Joseph “Paul” LeMere, Jr., 85, formerly of Egg Harbor, died Sunday, August 23, 2015, at his home in Kentucky. Paul was born June 10, 1930, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Parent) LeMere. Following his graduation from high school, he graduated from U.W. Madison in Electrical Engineering. Paul then served […]

  • Obituary for Jerome “Jerry” Donald Mann

    Jerome “Jerry” Donald Mann, 71, of Sevastopol, passed away Wednesday morning, August 26, 2015, in the comfort of his home with his wife, Shirley, at his side. He was born November 25, 1943, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Donald Cedric and Jeanette (Wilke) Mann. Jerry graduated from Wisconsin Academy in 1962 and went on […]

  • Obituary for Waynne Joseph Schauske

    Waynne Joseph Schauske, 63, of the town of Sturgeon Bay, fell asleep in the loving arms of his family and awoke in the arms of the Lord on Thursday, August 27, 2015, while in the comfort of his home. He was born June 17, 1952, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Joseph and Beverly (Anderson) […]

  • Obituary for Priscilla Richmond

    Priscilla Richmond of Sister Bay, WI died peacefully August 14 at age 98. Lover of Door County and inveterate traveler, Priscilla was born in 1917 in Saskatchewan, Canada. She was a resident of Sister Bay, WI most of the time since 1981. Priscilla’s family lived in Canada until 1926, when they made a trip to […]

  • Obituary for Jackie “Jack” Aschoff

    Jackie “Jack” Aschoff, 66 of Ellison Bay, WI died at his home on Wednesday August 19, 2015. Respecting his wishes he was cremated and a gathering will be held at a future time.

  • Obituary for Catherine Yocum

    Catherine Yocum, 89, passed into the presence of her Lord 10 PM Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Good Samaritan Village Nursing Home, Sister Bay, WI. She was born November 11, 1925 in Milton, PA to the late Elizabeth Byers Yocum and George J. Yocum Sr. Ms Yocum graduated from the Milton, PA High School after […]