Category: Life Notes

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    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