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  • Obituary: Donald J. Sarter

    Sept. 21, 1951 – Sept. 30, 2019  It is with a heavy heart that we ring eight bells for Donald James Sarter. He was lost at sea in Lake Superior at 68 years old. Don was born in Sturgeon Bay to Herbert and Gwendolyn (Crewe) Sarter. On April 29, 1994, he married Julie Ann Lehmann in the Bahamas. Don […]

  • Obituary: Jeanette “Jean” (Bretl) Schmitz

    March 28, 1927 – Sept. 30, 2019  Jeanette “Jean” (Bretl) Schmitz, 92, of Maplewood died at Oak Creek Assisted Living in Algoma. She was born in the town of Nasewaupee to John and Pauline (Blonde) Klaubauf. On June 25, 1947, Jean married Francis Bretl. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1962. She married Norbert Schmitz on […]

  • Owner of Sarter Marine Towing Dies in Lake Superior Boating Accident

    Donald Sarter, the owner of Sarter Marine Towing in Sturgeon Bay, died Monday in an accident in the waters of Lake Superior near Duluth. The company confirmed his death on the company Facebook page Monday night. “It is with a heavy heart that we ring 8 bells for our owner Don Sarter,” the post said. […]

  • Obituary: Larry R. Swanson

    Sept. 22, 1945 – Sept. 29, 2019  A descendent of Swedish immigrants who arrived in the late 1800s, Larry was born in the Mississippi River Town of Redwing, Minnesota, to Raymond and Lorraine Swanson. At the age of 74, he died in DePere, Wisconsin, at the Jack and Engrid Meng Hospice Residence. Larry grew up with a […]

  • Obituary: Richard Arden Bierman

    Feb. 5, 1933 – Sept. 27, 2019  Richard (Dick) Arden Bierman, 86, died in Sister Bay. He was born in Milwaukee to architect Richard H. Bierman and Florence Sontag Bierman. Dick was a 1951 graduate of Custer High and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating in 1956 with a degree in geology. Dick was a member of […]

  • Obituary: Anna Mae Smith

    April 19, 1923 – Sept. 28, 2019 Anna Mae Smith, 96, formerly of Institute, died and was reunited with her husband, Ralph (one day after their 74th wedding anniversary), at the Pete and Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing and Hospice Care Center in Sturgeon Bay. She was born in Menominee, Michigan, the daughter of William “Fus” […]

  • Obituary: John Lawrence Dasher

    Oct. 22, 1937 – Sept. 27, 2019  John Lawrence Dasher, 81, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, and Sturgeon Bay died in the loving arms of his family at Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. He was born in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the son of Frank Leon Dasher Jr. and Agnes (Warder) Dasher. John graduated from Keota High School […]

  • Obituary: Ralph E. Miller

    Nov. 13, 1925 – Sept. 26, 2019  Ralph E. Miller, 93, of Sturgeon Bay died at the Algoma Long Term Care Unit. He was born in Sheboygan to Lawrence and Odelia (Ullman) Miller and graduated from Brussels High School. On April 25, 1953, he married Betty Lou Koehler at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Kolberg. She preceded him in death […]

  • Obituary: Eleanor A. Kemp

    July 4, 1923 – Sept. 25, 2019  Eleanor A. Kemp, 96, of Sturgeon Bay died at the Skilled Nursing Facility of Door County Medical Center. She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, the daughter of William Burton and Clara (Bartow) Legg. Ellie graduated from Fenger High School in Chicago with the Class of 1940. She enjoyed singing […]

  • Obituary: Gladdy Sekadlo

    Nov. 21, 1936 – Sept. 25, 2019  Gladdy (Erickson) Sekadlo, 82, of Sturgeon Bay died at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. She was born in Florence, Wisconsin, to Hjalmer and Edith (Johnson) Erickson. Her family later moved to Two Rivers, where she attended and graduated from Washington High School with the Class of 1954.  On Sept. […]

  • Obituary: LeNore “Bubbie” Bubnik

    Feb. 4, 1925 – Sept. 24, 2019  LeNore “Bubbie” Bubnik, 94, of Sturgeon Bay died peacefully at Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility with her family by her side. She was born in Algoma, Wisconsin, the daughter of Frank and Ida (Serrahn) Mraz. LeNore was the youngest of five children. Upon her graduation from Algoma High School, she […]

  • Obituary: Ruth H. Stephan

    May 9, 1935 – Sept. 20, 2019  God saw that Ruthie was getting tired, so He put his arms around her and whispered, “Come with Me.” Ruth passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her children shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. Ruth H. Stephan, 84, was born in Valmy to Louis and Amanda Sternard. On May 29, […]

  • Obituary: Viola M. (Copiskey) Fairchild

    Sept. 17, 1933 – Sept. 19, 2019  Viola (Copiskey) Fairchild, 86, died at Scandia Village in Sister Bay after a brief battle with cancer. She was born in Fish Creek to Chester and Gladys Copiskey at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Vertz. She was a proud, lifelong resident of northern Door County. She was a […]

  • Obituary: Margaret Fandrei

    Sept. 18, 2019 Margaret Fandrei of Oak Creek, Ellison Bay, Slinger and of late Sturtevant, Wisconsin, died at the age of 92. Margaret lived a very full life, even though throughout her life she had great heartbreak by the loss of her mother at a young age, as well as losing her first husband, Elroy […]

  • Obituary: George Edward Sargent

    Sept. 30, 1955 – Sept. 18, 2019 George Edward Sargent, 63, of Sturgeon Bay, died at the Unity Hospice Jack and Engrid Meng Residence in the Town of Ledgeview with his family at his side. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Charles Aaron Sargent and Mary Lou Beatrice (Whipple) Sargent. George attended […]

  • Obituary: Virginia Ann Phelan

    Aug. 8, 1939 – Sept. 16, 2019  Virginia Ann Phelan, 80, of Sister Bay, died suddenly at her home. Virginia’s life will be honored with a mass of Christian burial celebrated at 10:30 am on Monday, Sept. 23, at Stella Maris Parish in Sister Bay, with Fr. Thomas Farrell as celebrant. Virginia will be laid to rest […]

  • Obituary: Max L. Laird

    Jan. 17, 1951 – Sept. 12, 2019  Max L. Laird, 68, of Baileys Harbor and formerly of Grand Forks and Bismarck, North Dakota, died at the Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay. He was born in Algona, Iowa, the son of Leon and Dorothy (Hansell) Laird. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of […]

  • Obituary: Patrick Roman Seubert

    Feb. 22, 1928 – Sept. 12, 2019  Patrick Roman Seubert, 91, of Ephraim died at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. His life will be honored with a memorial mass at a later date. A more complete obituary will be available soon. Huehns Funeral Home and Door County Crematory in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, […]

  • Obituary: Warren Richard Gauger

    March 28, 1939 – Sept. 10, 2019  Warren Richard Gauger, 80, of the Town of Liberty Grove died at St. Vincent Hospice in Green Bay. He was born in Wisconsin and attended Gibraltar High School. He initially worked for Master Freeze in northern Door County. When he and his family moved to Milwaukee in the 1960s, he […]

  • Obituary: Roland “Rolie” H. Daubner

    Feb. 15, 1931 – Sept. 9, 2019  Roland “Rolie” Henry Daubner, 88, formerly of Ellison Bay, died at the home of his son in Green Bay following congestive heart failure. Rolie was born at home in Ephraim, the son of Aloysius and Mayme (Smith) Daubner. He enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 17 and was a […]