Category: Life Notes

  • Kathy Glasnap, Fish Creek Artist

    Obituary for Kathryn M. Glasnap

    Kathryn “Kathy” M. Glasnap, 66, a well-known Door County artist passed away at Door County Memorial Hospital on Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. She was born in Appleton , WI, the daughter of the late Carl and Marcie Glasnap. Kathy began drawing and painting at an early age and after her graduation from Xavier High School, […]

  • Obituary for Audrey A. Hatch

    Audrey A. Hatch, age 98 of Sister Bay died at Scandia Village in Sister Bay on Tuesday August 18 ,2015. She was buried next to her husband Don at Little Sister Cemetery in a family service on Wednesday August 19, 2015. A Memorial service celebrating Audrey’s life will be held at First Baptist Church in […]

  • Kathy Glasnap painting woods

    Fish Creek Artist Kathy Glasnap Dies at Age 66

    Well-known Door County artist and gallery owner Kathryn “Kathy” M. Glasnap, 66, passed away Aug. 28, 2015 at Door County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Appleton, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Carl and Marcie Glasnap.

  • Life Notes

    PASSINGS Donald J. Rathe Aug. 2, 1967 – Aug. 23, 2015 Donald J. Rathe, 48, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Green Bay, died Aug. 23, 2015, at St. Vincent Hospital after battling cancer. He was born August 2, 1967, the son of Gerald Rathe and Shirley (Jandrin) Rathe. Don graduated from Southern Door High School […]

  • Emily Steffen Photography

    The Door County Wedding

    There’s no place like Door County, and there’s no one like your sweetheart. So it’s not surprising that so many couples find their way up to the peninsula to tie the knot each year. Whether you’re looking for a simple ceremony or something lavish yet elegant, Door County can provide the perfect backdrop for your […]

  • Staring Death in the Face, With a Smile

    [Editor’s Note: This article has been reprinted with permission from Myles Dannhausen’s blog “Learning Chicago.” This post from November 27, 2012 can be found online at http://mylesdannhausen.

  • Bo Johnson: He Stole Victory From Defeat

    Bo Johnson, the 13-year-old boy whose fight with leukemia inspired his community and whose message of kindness touched people across the state and beyond, died early this morning.

  • Celebrating 10 Years of Door County Living

    Ten years go by in a blink. One minute I’m in a basement, at midnight, working with my cohorts to pull together what will be the first issue of Door County Living. Next thing I know, it’s 10 years later, and we’re putting our 39th issue to bed – although, now, above ground and in […]

  • The Salesman: Remembering the Persistence of Bob Pohl

    Bob Pohl was never hard to find. A relentless salesman, Pohl roamed the county like clockwork, first as an ad rep for the Door Reminder and finally in his own start-up, Door Guide Publishing.

  • Elizabeth Guenzel, Champion of Door County Arts, Dies

    Elizabeth Guenzel was a crucial figure in the reorganization of the Peninsula Art School, Friends of Gibraltar, and as a contributor to many other Door County organizations. She died Tuesday at age 94 in Illinois.

  • The Impact of Al Johnson

    Al Johnson, the man who put Sister Bay on the map, died June 12 at age 84. The restaurateur, WWII veteran, public servant, and grandfather to a village succumbed to complications from a pre-cancerous condition called Myelodysplastic Syndromes, a blood disorder.

  • County Advocate Charles Jarman Died at 73

    The first memory I have of Charlie Jarman was on a cold and snowy evening, the night of my first snowmobile ride. I managed to plow through not one but two sides of an electrified barbed wire cow fence on his dairy farm and looked the worse for wear, as I stumbled dazed into the Jarman farmhouse with a shredded jacket and gloves.

  • Farewell to the Father of the Norzwich

    The Father of the Norzwich, Gerald Norz, died June 8 at age 78. For 30 years he was a fixture, along with his wife Ann, in the aisles and behind the deli counter at the Fish Creek General Store.

  • “Chief” Left Lasting Mark: Missed by “dinks” across the county

    By Myles Dannhausen Jr.

    Northern Door has lost a legend.
    Rod “Chief” Billerbeck died March 19. The legendary coach, known primarily for his 41 years as Gibraltar’s baseball coach, had battled Parkinson’s

  • Farewell to a Good Neighbor: George Erickson dies at 85

    George Erickson was laid to rest yesterday. He was not a man I knew well. George was a guidance counselor at Gibraltar, where I and five siblings all went to school, though he was retired by the time I entered 3rd grade. I don’t recall meeting him growing up, just seeing him in the halls […]

  • In Memoriam: Paul Sills

    Founder of Second City influenced actors for generations and made a special, lasting impact in Door County.

  • Earl Willems, Sister Bay Bowl

    The Final Frame: Earl Willems of Sister Bay Bowl Dies at 87

    The “Old Guard” gets a man smaller.

  • The Leap: A Photographic Essay of Door County Weddings

    With its serene atmosphere and changing seasons, Door County has become a popular location for destination weddings. Beyond choosing among the numerous venues within the county, couples have also found alternative ways to bring the area’s traditions into their ceremonies and receptions, be it in a field of flowers, on a century-old farm or along […]