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  • Obituary: Shirley Mae McMullen

    November 1, 1929~January 3, 2022 Shirley Mae McMullen, lover of good wine, great scotch, music, dancing, acting, hugging, and kissing her family, died at her home in Franklin, WI January 3, 2022 at the age of 92.  Shirley was born on November 1, 1929 in Chicago, IL, her parents were Evelyn and Charles Rioch.  While […]

  • Obituary: Daniel P. Lauder

    July 22, 1958 ~ January 4, 2022 Daniel Paul Lauder, 63, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly at home on Jan. 4, 2022.  He was born July 22, 1958, in Merrill, Wisconsin to Harry and Mildred Lauder.   On March 11, 1978, he married Joann Marie Brauer at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Sturgeon Bay. Dan […]

  • Obituary: Mary Jane (Madden) Winkka

    May 12, 1926 ~ December 24, 2021 Mary Jane Winkka, 95, of Fish Creek, died on Friday, December 24, 2021 at Pine Crest Village in Sturgeon Bay. She was born May 12, 1926 in Marquette, Michigan. daughter of the late Charles Bruce and Lillian F (Hartvigh) Madden. Mary Jane grew up in Iron Mountain and […]

  • Obituary: Ernest R. Kosak

    February 20, 1952 ~ December 31, 2021 Ernest R. Kosak, 69, of Sturgeon Bay, died Friday afternoon, December 31, 2021, at Door County Medical Center following complications resulting from a fractured hip earlier in December. He was born February 20, 1952, Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Frank and Violet (Krueger) Kosak. Ernie worked […]

  • Obituary: Rudolph F. “Rudy” Zdenahlik

    January 3, 2022 Rudolph F. “Rudy” Zdenahlik, 82, of Northbrook and formerly of Door County, WI, died January 3, 2022. Beloved husband of Virginia nee Meter; loving father of Jeff, Julie (Bennett) Roberts, Lorne (Tammia); proud grandpa of Lucia, Amilia, Tyler, and Landon; dear brother of Don (Sandy) Zdenahlik; fond uncle of many.  Visitation will be […]

  • Obituary: Christian “Chris” Demmin

    May 8, 1938~Jan 3, 2022 Christian “Chris” Demmin, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Jan. 3, 2022 at Alpha Senior Concepts in Green Bay.  He was born May 8, 1938 in Sturgeon Bay to Christopher and Edna (Torstenson) Demmin.  Chris served his country in the U.S. Army from 1956-1967 and from 1976-1988.   He was […]

  • Obituary: Akiko Ikeda

    March 30, 1926 ~ December 30, 2021 Akiko Ikeda, 95, formerly of Westport, CT and Sarasota, FL, died peacefully on December 30, 2021, in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin after a prolonged illness. A loving and dedicated mother, Akiko will be dearly missed by son, Laurence Ikeda (Andrea DeCoro); daughter, Louise Lester (Thomas); daughter, Jennifer Ikeda Faugust […]

  • Obituary: Donald John Geneske

    January 28, 1931 ~ December 28, 2021 Donald John Geneske, 90, formerly of Amherst Junction (recently of Sturgeon Bay) died on December 28, 2021. He was born on January 28, 1931 in Berlin, the son of the late Agnes (Pernitzke) and Alex Geneske. Don married Joanne Lamers on November 28, 1953. He is survived by […]

  • Obituary: Carl Arthur Herlache

    February 3, 1935 ~ December 27, 2021 Carl Arthur Herlache, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, died Monday evening, December 27, 2021 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay. He was born February 3, 1935 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of Carl Lionel Herlache and Edna T. (Stoeger) Herlache. Carl grew up attending St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon […]

  • Obituary: Brian Higginbotham

    December 26, 2021 Brian Higginbotham died on Sunday, December 26, 2021 after losing a lengthy battle with alcoholism at the age of 49. He is survived by his children, Hunter (Germantown), Taylor Griffith (David) of Indianapolis, Jotham, Anthony, Michael and Rose all of Fredonia, and the love of his life, Kim Higginbotham (Germantown). He will […]

  • Obituary: Ralph L. Nelson

    November 23, 1935 ~ December 21, 2021 Ralph L. Nelson, 86, of Sturgeon Bay died on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, with family at his side. He was residing at Cherry Cove Assisted Living Center in Sturgeon Bay after a long illness. He was born November 23, 1935, in Ellison Bay, the son of the late […]

  • Obituary: Pauline G. McFarlin

    May 20, 1930 ~ December 27, 2021 Pauline Gertrude McFarlin 91, of Sturgeon Bay, died on December 27, 2021, at Unity Hospice in DePere.  She was born on May 20, 1930, on Washington Island to Bjorn and Clara (Hanson) Gunnlaugsson.  On May 9, 1950, she married Rubin R. McFarlin on Washington Island, he preceded her […]

  • Obituary: Gerald “Jerry” “Gozz” Augustine Gosser

    October 21, 1938 ~ December 25, 2021      Gerald Augustine Gosser, “Jerry” and “Gozz” to those who knew him, 83, of the Town of Sevastopol, died Saturday, December 25, 2021. He was born October 21, 1938 in Chicago, IL, the son of Augustine John Gosser and Alice Marylena (Judd) Gosser. Jerry’s family moved to […]

  • Obituary: Lorraine M. Selvick

    January 15, 1928 ~ December 25, 2021 Lorraine Marietta Selvick 93, of Sturgeon Bay, died on December 25, 2021, at Door County Medical Center.  She was born on January 15, 1928, in Chicago, IL to Otto and Anna (Larson) Nelson.  On June 26, 1948, she married Bernard M. Selvick in Chicago; he preceded her in […]

  • Obituary: Matthew W. Holmes

    June 16, 1984 ~ December 19, 2021 Matthew W. Holmes, 37 years, of Sturgeon Bay, died unexpectedly on Sunday, December 19, 2021 after suffering a heart attack brought on by covid complications. He was born June 16, 1984, in Sturgeon Bay, son of Philip “Bill” and Rosanna (De Long) Holmes. Following high school, Matt attended […]

  • Obituary: James L. Kerscher, Sr.

    August 4, 1935 ~ December 23, 2021 James L. Kerscher, Sr., 86 years, of Valmy, died suddenly, December 23, 2021 at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack following a lengthy illness. He was born August 4, 1935, in Sturgeon Bay, son of the late Lawrence and Loretta (Zettel) Kerscher. Jim graduated from Sturgeon […]

  • Obituary: Rev. Charles Gilbert Komschlies, Col. (Ret.), USA

    February 17, 1932 ~ December 17, 2021      Rev. Charles Gilbert Komschlies, Col. (Ret.), USA, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died Friday evening, December 17, 2021 at Cardinal Ridge CBRF. He was born February 17, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Gilbert “Gil” Charles Komschlies and Ruth Rachel (Rogers) Komschlies. Charles attended Nathan Hale High […]

  • Obituary: Norman M. Frando

    June 30, 1926 ~ December 24, 2021 Norman Frando, 95, of Sturgeon Bay, died on December 24, 2021, at the Pete & Jelaine Horton Skilled Nursing Facility in Sturgeon Bay.  He was born on June 30, 1926, in Door County to Michael and Katherine (Bink) Frando.  On November 5, 1955, he married Elizabeth Vanden Bogart […]

  • Obituary: Nancy Marie (Woller) Tlachac

    April 1, 1939 ~ December 21, 2021 Nancy Marie Tlachac, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 in the comfort of her home. She was born April 1, 1939 in Sheboygan, daughter of the late Marvin and Olive (Ahlswede) Woller. Nancy graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School with the Class of […]

  • Obituary: Ricky Hofmann

    January 6, 1961 ~ December 16, 2021 Ricky Hofmann, 60, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Dec. 16, 2021.  He was born in Marshfield, WI at St. Joseph Hospital on Jan. 6, 1961 to Dennis and Korene (Gebelein) Hofmann.  Ricky attended Marshfield and Stratford Schools.  He had been employed by Wick Building Systems (Marshfield), worked in […]