Category: Life Notes

  • Obituary: Nancy R. Brey

    Nancy Ruth Brey, 67, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday evening, November 1, 2015, at her home with her loving family at her side, following a lengthy illness. She was born April 16, 1948, in Green Bay, the second oldest of eight children to Joseph and Claire (Matson) Brey. Nancy graduated from St. Joseph Academy […]

  • Obituary: Mary Wanke

    Mary Wanke, 76, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Bellin Hospital on Oct. 31, 2015.  She was born on Jan. 12, 1939 in Door County to John and Henrietta (Steinke) Schopf.  On April 26, 1958, she married William “Bill” Wanke in Sturgeon Bay.  He preceded her in death on May 6, 2009. Mary earned her teaching […]

  • Obituary: Ralph Berg

    Ralph John Berg, age 95, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Tuesday morning, October 27, 2015, at Golden Living Center-Dorchester. He was born on October 7, 1920, to Rudolph and Ella (Polkow) Berg in Sturgeon Bay.  Ralph graduated from Wilson Grade School, Sturgeon Bay High School, and Manitowoc Business College. He enlisted in the United […]

  • Births: Oct. 30, 2015

    Phil and Alison Weckler, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on Oct. 18, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Greg and Joanne Cihlar, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Tom Weckler, Sturgeon Bay, and Celia LaVenture, River Falls, Wis. Samantha Ann and Jorge Ramirez Jr., Sturgeon Bay, […]

  • Obituary: Kazimiera “Kazia” Katarzyna Drabowicz

    Kazimiera “Kazia” Katarzyna Drabowicz, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, died Oct. 24, 2015, at Cardinal Ridge CBRF in Sturgeon Bay. Kazia was born in Beremiany, Poland. At the start of WWII at age 14 she was put into a forced labor camp. She would never see her family again. After the war Kazia was placed in […]

  • Reese Westerhoff Begins Schooling at The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences

    Sister Bay resident Reese Westerhoff has just begun his education leading to a career in the audio industry at The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences (, an institution dedicated to those who seek a career in the music, game audio, live sound, broadcast and post production for film and TV industries. Widely recognized as […]

  • Obituary: Barbara Boatner Benson

    Barbara Boatner Benson, 78, passed away in Sturgeon Bay on October 21, 2015. She was born May 2, 1937, in McAlester, OK to Roy J. and Lillie Opal Boatner. She lived in Pensacola, FL for 22 years before moving to Schweinfurt Germany. She taught school in Schweinfurt with the Department of Defense for 20 years […]

  • Obituary: Robert E. Cregan Sr.

    Robert E. Cregan Sr., 78, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Aurora Bay Care Medical Center in Green Bay on October 18, 2015.  He was born June 6, 1937, in Chicago to Cecil and Margaret Cregan.  He graduated from St. George High School in Chicago and earned his bachelor’s degree at Marquette University in Milwaukee. […]

  • Obituary: Tom “Bergy” Bergsland

    Tom “Bergy” Bergsland, 53, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at home on October 19, 2015, after a brief battle with cancer.  He was born on September 16, 1962, in Sturgeon Bay to George and Kathleen (Karas) Bergsland.  Tom graduated from Southern Door High School in 1981 and attended technical college for HVAC.  He worked for […]

  • Obituary: Donold Sydney Johnson

    Donald Sydney Johnson, 89 of Ellison Bay died at Scandia Village in Sister Bay on October 15, 2015. He was born to Axel Samuel Johnson and Mary Hulda (Rosengren) March 30, 1926 on a farm in Liberty Grove, Wisconsin. Donald grew up in a family of nine children living on a farm where he assisted […]

  • Obituary: Constance Marie Meyer

    Constance Marie Meyer, 59, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born Sandra Marie Meyer on March 9, 1956, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Herman Frederick and Bernice Louise (Gunderson) Meyer. Following her graduation from Sevastopol High School, Connie continued her schooling to become […]

  • Obituary: Earl Otto Philipp

    Earl Otto Philipp, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, died Saturday, October 10, 2015, at his home after a fight with cancer. He was born March 3, 1932, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Rev. Otto and Luella (Moellenkamp) Philipp. Earl graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1950. He started his career in auto mechanics […]

  • Births, Oct. 23-30

    Kelly Leonard, Baileys Harbor, is the parent of a daughter born on Oct. 5, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Julie and Steve Leonard, Baileys Harbor. Diana and Brian Logerquist, Fish Creek, are the parents of a daughter born on Sept. 10, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, […]

  • Obituary: Anita Rowley

    After a long battle with dementia, Anita Rowley quietly passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2015. She was born in La Crosse on May 30, 1936 to Emil and Anna Henke. Anita was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter, Linnea Wiersgalla, her sister, Marcella Schied and her brothers Roger and Norman (Cynthia) Henke. […]

  • Obituary: Donn T. Denman

    Donn T. Denman, 64, Green Bay, died peacefully at a local hospital on October 17, 2015. Born on June 12, 1951, in Waukegan, IL, he is the son of Donald and the late Gail (Crary) Denman. He married the former Vicki Goldbrand, and she preceded him in death on February 21, 1996. Donn was the […]

  • Obituary: Elaine Marie Evenson

    Elaine Marie Evenson, 89, of Las Vegas, NV, passed away October 3, 2015,  at her home in Summerlin, NV. She was born September 20, 1926, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of William and Lucy Evenson. Elaine grew up in Sturgeon Bay, and at the age of 19, she started her career with Wisconsin Telephone Company. […]

  • Obituary: Denise Ann Bissen

    Denise Ann Bissen, 55, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday evening, October 15, 2015, at her home surrounded by her family following a lengthy battle with cancer. Dee Dee was born March 26, 1960, in Sturgeon Bay the daughter of the late John and Carolyn (Michel) Pierzchalski. She graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1978. […]

  • Dancel Kenneth Peterson

    Obituary: Dancel Kenneth Peterson

    Dancel Kenneth Peterson, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, was called to his home in Heaven Wednesday evening, October 7, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. He was born October 1, 1934, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Hans and Mary (Burlo) Peterson. Following graduation from Sturgeon Bay High School, he […]

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    Obituary: Louis J. Denil

    Louis J. Denil, age 85, of Sturgeon Bay, died Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at the Autumn Fields Assisted Living facility. Born July 30, 1930, in Duval, Wisconsin, he was the son of the late Harry and Mary (Mathey) Denil.  On Nov. 14, 1950, he married Meome Bader in Lincoln. For a significant part of his […]

  • Florence Rupp

    Obituary: Florence Therese Rupp

    Florence Therese Rupp, 93, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, passed away early Thursday morning, October 8, 2015, at Woodside Villa in Green Bay with family at her side. She was born January 17, 1922, in the town of Nasewaupee, the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha (Ellerman) Stauber. Florence worked for Algoma Plywood during WWII […]