Category: Life Notes

  • Obituary: Rita Jean Miller

    Rita Jean Miller, 65, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015, at the Skilled Nursing Facility at Ministry Door County Medical Center. She was born July 19, 1950, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Eugene and Helen (Orthober) Miller. Rita graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1968 before attending tech school in […]

  • Obituary: Betty Lou Dearborn

    Betty Lou Dearborn, 88, of Sturgeon Bay, WI, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2015, at Golden Living Center-Dorchester. She was born October 15, 1926, in Davenport, IA, the daughter of the late Alfred and Bertha (Schiffke) Ziebarth. Betty graduated from Davenport High School. On June 18, 1947, she married Elbert “Ray” Raymond Dearborn at the Little […]

  • Obituary: Rodney “Rod” C. Bohn

    Rodney “Rod” C. Bohn, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly Thursday evening, September 17, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center after suffering an apparent stroke early Thursday. He was born May 1, 1934, in Centuria, Wisconsin, the son of the late Elmer Victor and Lucille Emma (Grossman) Bohn. Rod was a graduate of U.W. […]

  • Obituary: Diane Lee Stracka

    Diane Lee Stracka, 81, of the town of Sevastopol in Sturgeon Bay, WI, died Monday, September 21, 2015, in the comfort of her home. She was born May 13, 1934, in Hartford, WI, the daughter of the late Leland Peter and Nina Joyce (Mann) Gehl. Diane graduated from Hartford High School in 1952. She received […]

  • Obituary: Ethel Rich

    Ethel Rich, 76, formerly of Waupaca, was called Home to be with the Lord early Monday morning, September 21, 2015, while at Golden Living Center-Dorchester in Sturgeon Bay, with her sister, Alberta, by her side. Arrangements are pending at this time and have been entrusted to the care of Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services […]

  • Birth, Allison and Kevin Lauder

    Allison and Kevin Lauder, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born on Sept. 16, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Don and Shelly Petersilka, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Dan and JoAnn Lauder, Sturgeon Bay.

  • Marriage, Brooke DeVrou and Erik Linton

    DeVrou & Linton Reception Brooke DeVrou and Erik Linton were united in marriage on Aug. 8, 2015, in a garden wedding in Oostburg, Wis. The bride is the daughter of Rev Wayne and Amy DeVrou of Oostburg. The groom is the son of Tim and Cindy Linton of Sister Bay. Erik and Brooke reside in […]

  • Obituary: Elizabeth Louise Wilkinson

    Elizabeth Louise Wilkinson (“Betty”), age 91, Prospect Heights, IL and Sister Bay, WI, died unexpectedly September 16, 2015. Betty was born on June 19, 1924 to Walter and Laura (Harker) Koehler in Madison, WI; grew up in Morgantown, WV; graduated from West Virginia University; and did graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin where she […]

  • Obituary: Pamela Ann Papke

    Born to life August 6, 1948. Entered the fullness of Eternal Life September 13, 2015. Passed away peacefully and unexpectedly with her family at her side, Pat holding her hand tenderly. Loving and life partner, Patricia Warner. Beloved sister of Robert (fiancé Lisa) Papke, Marlene (Kenton) Sorenson, Bonnie (Greg) Petry, and Bryan, Bruce and Doug […]

  • Obituary: Jill R. Harding

    Jill R. Harding, 53, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully in her sleep at home on September 15, 2015.  She was born November 25, 1961, in Sturgeon Bay, to Robert and Madelyn (Salmon) Ostrand.  On June 17, 2006, she married Michael Harding in Sturgeon Bay. Jill graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1979, and attended […]

  • Obituary: Arthur W. Merrill

    Arthur W. Merrill, 94, of Egg Harbor, died Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. He was born May 29, 1921, in Watertown, Massachusetts, the son of the late Arthur G. and Rosamond Jeanette (Buchan) Merrill. Art served his country in Europe shortly after the Normandy Invasion of WWII in the recon […]

  • John Wilson, Sr.

    In Memoriam: John Wilson, Sr.

    How does a man make his mark on the world? Perhaps he falls in love with chamber music and learns to play the violin at the ripe old age of 27. Perhaps he leads the charge against the blatant pollution of an important body of water next to where his family lives. Perhaps he helps […]

  • Obituary: Helen R. Walther

    Helen Rose Walther died September 9, 2015, at Hearthside CBRF, in Sister Bay, Wis. She was born November 20, 1921, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Elmer and Laura Collins. She married the love of her life, Robert Blair Walther, on June 7, 1941, in Chicago, IL. Helen and Bob raised their family in Chicago, but vacationed […]

  • Obituary: Dorothy Ann Gerl

    In the early morning of September 11, 2015, in the arms of her daughter, Kathy, Dorothy Ann Gerl, age 92, of Sturgeon Bay, went to her eternal home. Dorothy was born on March 25, 1923, on a farm in Cato, WI, to the late Mr. Charles and Mrs. Ginny (Brennan) McCulley. Dorothy and her twin […]

  • Obituary: Walter J. Popp

    Walter J. Popp died at his home in Baileys Harbor on Sept. 14, 2015. The family is honoring his wishes and there will be no formal services at this time. A private family service will be held at a future date.

  • In Memoriam: Ray Stonecipher

    Ray Stonecipher, a great advocate for the Door County environment – terrestrial and celestial – died of cancer on Aug. 27, 2015.

  • Joan Isaksen

    Obituary for Joan Lucile Isaksen

    Joan Lucile Isaksen, 58, formerly of Sturgeon Bay, recently passed away at her home in St. Nazianz. She had been battling cancer the past four years. She was born October 2, 1956, in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of the late Harold Asbjorn and Lucile (Shorter) Isaksen. Joan attended Sturgeon Bay High School through her junior […]

  • Birth, Andy and Lana Alger

    Andy and Lana Alger, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a daughter born on Aug. 31, 2015, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Kathie and Bryan Burwell, Sturgeon Bay, and Dave Alger, Sparta, Wis. Paternal grandparents are Frank and Toni Mclain, Sturgeon Bay, and Nancy Mclain, Berlin, Wis.

  • Family Service for Julie Elizabeth Gradowski

    Julie Elizabeth (Hunt) Gradowski, 58, of Jacksonville, Fla., died July 14, 2015. She was born Jan. 13, 1957, in Chicago, to Donald and Elizabeth (Dean) Hunt. Julie attended two years of college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she studied art, photography, painting, drawing and visual arts. She was an adept collector of sculpture, furniture, […]

  • Obituary for Marion Florence Saulig

    Marion Florence Saulig, 85, of Sister Bay, was called Home to be with the Lord on September 3, 2015, and was reunited with her husband, Richard. She was a resident at Hearthside CBRF, where she had been living the past two years. She was born May 22, 1930, in Milwaukee, the daughter of the late […]