Category: Life Notes

  • Obituary: William “Bill” John Gerard

    William “Bill” John Gerard, loving husband of Anne McGovern Gerard. Bill passed away peacefully on May 24, 2016, in his home on the bluff, holding Anne’s hand. Beloved father of Tara (Mark) Moran, Mark (Joanna) Gerard, Michael (Nancey) Gerard, M.D., William (Virginia) Gerard, and Kevin (Margaret) Gerard. Proud grandfather of Grace, Garrett, Liam, Finnian, Moira, […]

  • Births: May 17-23, 2016

    Jennifer Orr and Josh Dennis, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on May 17, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Paula and Ralph Orr, Brussels. Paternal grandparents are Chrondra V. Craig, Terre Haute, Ind., and Eric D. Dennis, Sr., Milwaukee.   RaeAnn Gigstead and Josh Lamer, […]

  • Obituary: William “Will” Lindal

    William “Will” Lindal, 25, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Sunday evening, May 22, 2016 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Kewaunee County. Will was born February 11, 1991 in Lake Forest, IL, the son of Daniel Lindal and Mary O’Hern. He graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 2009. After a few years […]

  • Obituary: Alice Marie O’Dean

    Alice Marie O’Dean, 82, of Sturgeon Bay passed away on May 22, 2016 at a Green Bay hospital.  She was born Aug. 19, 1933 in Door County to Carl and Lillian (Marcelle) O’Dean and was a graduate of Sturgeon Bay High School. Alice loved music, especially listening to live bluegrass music and having “jam sessions” with […]

  • Obituary: LaVerne M. Cornell

    LaVerne M. Cornell, 96, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Golden Living Center-Dorchester. She was born March 10, 1920 in Sturgeon Bay to Chester and Rose (LaViolette) Jensen. LaVerne graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1938. In 1941, LaVerne married Norbert H. “Jim” Miller in Dubuque, IA. Together they had […]

  • Obituary: Randy Franda

    Randy Franda, 60, of Nasewaupee, died suddenly on May 21, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center.   He was born December 21, 1955, in Sturgeon Bay to Ervin and Jeanette (Wagner) Franda.  On May 6, 1978, he married Joan Krause in Brussels. After high school, Randy worked for Roen Salvage and Bay Ship.  For most […]

  • Obituary: Michele Rae Van Den Bogart

    Michele Rae Van Den Bogart, 49, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born July 7, 1966 in Manistique, MI to the late Gordon and Charlene (Kerridge) Gould. On May 27, 2006, she married Tom Van Den Bogart in Sturgeon Bay. Michele was a […]

  • Obituary: John Hall Ries

    John Hall Ries, 59 fun-filled years old, died under hospice care on May 18, 2016 from liver failure due to alcoholism.  He was born in Algoma on Nov. 20, 1956 as a “bonus baby” to Peter and Jane (Hall) Ries. John was a bright, kind, fun-loving person throughout his life and touched many lives with […]

  • Academic Honors: Devan Schultz

    Devan Corinne Schultz, of Fish Creek, received the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay Chancellor’s Leadership Medallion during the university’s Spring Leadership Awards Program held on May 13. Majoring in psychology with a minor in business administration, Schultz graduated Summa Cum Laude, with Honors in the Major, during the Commencement Exercises the following day, May […]

  • Anniversaries: Roy and Charlotte Lukes; Gardner and Margaret Orsted

    On May 27, 2016, “Door to Nature” columnists Roy and Charlotte Lukes will celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary.   On June 7, Gardner (Gardie) and Margaret (Marge) Zak Orsted will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary. They will celebrate with a family gathering, including their daughter Janice (Mike) Hanson and son Wayne (Kate) Orsted, along with […]

  • Birthday: Gardner Orsted Celebrates 99 Years on June 2

    Gardner (Gardie) Orsted of Baileys Harbor is celebrating his 99th birthday on June 2. A lifelong resident of Door County, Gardie was a telephone lineman for the Door County Phone Company. In the early days, he dug the hole, placed the pole, climbed the pole, strung the wire and then installed and maintained the phone. […]

  • Birth: Katie and Erik Huehns

      Katie and Erik Huehns, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on May 14, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Mary and Rich Bobinski, Little Suamico, Wis. Paternal grandparents are Renee and Todd Huehns, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Obituary: Adolph “Addie” James Schartner

    Adolph “Addie” James Schartner, 82 years, of Egg Harbor, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 15, 2016 at his home. He was born January 13, 1934 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Adolph Edward Schartner and Ella Mae Walker. After attending S.S. Peter & Paul School as a boy, he graduated from Sevastopol High School. Following […]

  • Obituary: Stuart J. Keys

    Stuart J. Keys, an avid sailor, lost his life doing what he loved in the waters of Green Bay on May 14, 2016. He was born in Lombard, Illinois to James and Alice Keys on September 29, 1956. Stuart spent his childhood in Wheaton, Illinois where he graduated from Wheaton North High School in 1974. […]

  • Obituary: John C. Mallien

    John C. Mallien, 56, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Saturday evening, May 14, 2016 at his home. He was born September 8, 1959 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of John “Jack” E. Mallien and Kathryn Ann Lienau. Following his graduation in 1977 from Frankfort High School in Michigan, John joined the U.S. Marine Corps. He served […]

  • Obituary: Patricia Rockwell

    Patricia Rockwell, 74, of Sturgeon Bay passed away peacefully at home on May 14, 2016.  She was born March 15, 1942 in Milwaukee to Leo and Ruth (Tadych) Rozek.  On April 8, 1961, she married Gene Rockwell.  He passed away on Oct. 19, 2002. Pat worked at Junior House Collectibles, a high end clothier in […]

  • Obituary: Fay Annette Cochenet

    Fay Annette Cochenet, 79, of Sturgeon Bay passed away on May 14, 2016 at Whispering Heights.  She was born April 20, 1937 in Sturgeon Bay to Ernil and Edna (Jacob) Anderson. On Jan. 18, 1959 she married Douglas L. Cochenet who preceded her in death on Aug. 28, 2002. In 1955, Fay graduated from Sturgeon […]

  • Obituary: Hazel Gayleen Fischer

    Hazel Gayleen Fischer, 82, of the Town of Jacksonport, Egg Harbor, who was a loving wife, mother and surrogate mother to many, passed peacefully on Friday, May 13, 2016 into her loving Father’s arms after a yearlong battle with illness and cancer. She was born May 27, 1933 in Iuka, KS, the middle child of […]

  • Obituary: Willard “Bill” Sperber

    Willard “Bill” Sperber, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Golden Living on May 11, 2016.  He was born on May 31, 1923 in Nasewaupee to Emil and Amanda (Schmidt) Sperber.  On June 24, 1944, he married Verna Wierschke at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Algoma. After graduating from Sturgeon Bay High School, Bill welded […]

  • Obituary: Cleyon Dart

    Cleyon Dart, 75, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away at Bellin Hospital on May 10, 2016.  He was born on May 19, 1940 to Melvin and Pearl (Delwiche) Dart. Cleyon worked on the Great Lakes for many years.  He worked for several companies during his life, including Roen Salvage of Sturgeon Bay. He was a very […]