Category: Life Notes

  • Obituary: Margaret F. Koscierzyna

    Margaret (Midge) F. Koscierzyna (nee Gering) born March 31st, 1924 – mother, grandma, and great-grandma – passed away November 20th, 2015. Margaret was welcomed to heaven by her parents Bernard and Genevieve Gering and brother Joseph G. Gering. She was preceded in death by her first husband Robert E. Briarton and her second husband Robert M. Koscierzyna. […]

  • Obituary: David I. Nelson

    David I. Nelson, 96, of Sturgeon Bay, died November 19, 2015, while at Hearthside Cordial Care in Sister Bay where he had resided the past month. He was born August 4, 1919, in Green Bay, the son of the late David and Harriet (Pape) Nelson. After high school, David served his country for four-and-a-half years in […]

  • Obituary: Timothy J. Strege

    Timothy J. Strege, age 54 of Ellison Bay, Wis. died at his home on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015. Arrangements are pending for a Memorial Mass and will be announced at a later date.

  • Obituary: Dorothy Ann Tesnow

    Dorothy Ann Tesnow passed away November 16, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Donald W. Tesnow of Ellison Bay, Wis., and her devoted mother Grace Grasse of North Carolina. Dorothy was called home to her Lord and Saviour and free of suffering in the […]

  • Obituary: Beatrice Landin

    Beatrice Bernice Landin, the Bea of Bea’s Ho-made Products, passed away peacefully on November 13, 2015 at Woodview Assisted Living in Sister Bay, Wis. She was born on July 4, 1928 to Jennie and Frank Logerquist in Sister Bay Wisconsin, the youngest of 7 siblings. She graduated from Gibraltar High School and on May 24, […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Grad Enjoying Naval Academy

    Ben Felhofer is a junior (Midshipman 2nd Class) at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. Ben is a 2012 graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School. He recently spoke about his journey from Sturgeon Bay High to the Naval Academy. “I knew that I wanted to serve my country, and I was attracted to the […]

  • Obituary: Clarice Julian Cochart

    Clarice Julian Cochart, 92, of Brussels, passed away on November 14, 2015, at Bellin Hospital.  She was born March 24, 1923, to Henry and Lucy (Jeanquart) Rass in the town of Union.  On June 20, 1945, she married Harris W. Cochart at St. Mary of the Snow Church in Namur.  Clarice enjoyed quilting, sewing, and […]

  • Obituary: Helen Jeanette Buechner

    Helen Jeanette Buechner, 87, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on November 12, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay. She was born on August 17, 1928, in Sturgeon Bay to George and Susanna (Tansing) Walther Sr. On September 4, 1949, she married Jerome Buechner at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, he preceded […]

  • Obituary: Deborah J. Petry

    After years of courageously battling multiple health issues, Deborah Joan Petry, 64 of Sturgeon Bay passed away at Golden Living Center on November 13, 2015. She was born February 23, 1951 in Champaign, Illinois the daughter of Patricia Petry and the late Paul Petry. She graduated from Champaign Central High School in 1969. Debbie worked […]

  • Obituary: Sherry L. Koehler

    Lifelong Door County resident Sherry L. Koehler passed away on Tuesday, November 10th from cancer. She was born February 2, 1958. Sherry will be deeply missed by mother Nancy Schroeder of Sturgeon Bay. Her father Norbert Schroeder Sr. of Arkansas. Her sisters, Deanna Schroeder Stich (Ed), Barbara Schroeder Okerstrum , Amy Schroeder (Dan P.), and […]

  • Obituary: Joseph Leo LeClair

    Joseph Leo LeClair, 97, lifelong resident of Jacksonport, died November 13, 2015, while in the comfort of his home with family at his side. He was born September 15, 1918, in Door County, the son of Englebert and Sophia (Propsom) LeClair. Joe attended grade school in Jacksonport and graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1936. He […]

  • Obituary: Richard E. Larson

    Richard Emil Larson died Thursday, November 5, 2015. He was born in Chicago March 6, 1945 to Emery and Bernice Larson. He moved with his family to Sister Bay when he was 2 years old. He attended Appleport School and was a 1963 graduate of Gibraltar. After attaining an associate business degree he worked for […]

  • Obituary: Amanda Louise Forbes

    Amanda Louise Forbes, 34, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay with family at her side. She was born April 26, 1981, in Rockford, IL, the daughter of Cheryl Lynn (Giger) Whipple and Albert John Forbes. Amanda attended Sturgeon Bay High School and graduated from Sevastopol High […]

  • Obituary: Robert Ullman, Jr.

    Robert John Ullman Jr., 50, of Brussels, passed away at his home on November 3, 2015.  He was born October 3, 1965, in Sturgeon Bay to Robert and Collette (Jandrain) Ullman Sr.  R.J. attended St. Joseph Grade School and graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1983.  On November 14, 1992, he married Jodi Guelette […]

  • Obituary: Willard A. Sunstrom

    Willard Axel Sunstrom age 94 of Sister Bay passed away Wednesday, November 4, 2015. He was born November 12, 1920 in Liberty Grove to Raymond Sunstrom and Alice Jacobsen Sunstrom who operated a farm just east of Sister Bay. He was the second oldest of six siblings. While growing up he attended Appleport School and […]

  • Obituary: Dr. Robert Chavez

    Dr. Robert Chavez, of Brownsville, TX, was called Home on Sunday, November 8, 2015, at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, at the age of 90. Robert was born July 31, 1925, in Tampico, Mexico, the son of the late Felix and Josefina (Padron) Chavez. He received his Medical Degree from the University of […]

  • Obituary: Roland “Gus” Andre

    Roland “Gus” Andre, 90, of Green Bay, passed away at St. Vincent Hospital on Nov. 8, 2015.  He was born October 1, 1925 in Norman, Wisconsin (Kewaunee County) to William and Selina (Defnet) Andre. His family moved to Sturgeon Bay in 1927, where Gus resided for most of his life.  He enlisted in the U.S. […]

  • Obituary: Betty Ann Knudson

    Betty Ann (Pentti) Knudson, 80, of Sister Bay, passed away on November 1, 2015 joining the love of her life Edward (2012) and their son Dean (1970). She was born August 5, 1935 the only child of Charles and June Pentti in Michigan. After living in Milwaukee on North Lake (Paradise), they retired to their cottage in […]

  • Obituary: Clarence Douglas “Sunshine” Soyring

    Clarence Douglas “Sunshine” Soyring, 80, of Sturgeon Bay, was called Home Tuesday evening, December 1, 2015, surrounded by loved ones at his home. He was born April 27, 1935, in Maple, near Superior, WI. Clarence was the son of the late William and Ellen (Souminen) Soyring. He attended Northwestern High School in Maple and played […]

  • Obituary: Ruth Helen Kowalski

    Ruth Helen Kowalski, 72, of Fish Creek, formerly of Milwaukee, was granted her final wish when she passed away Monday evening November 30, 2015,